ClearSnap: Mum Planner Ink Pen Clip and Fall Notebooks

Hi everyone! Today I two projects in one blog post I would like to share. I created an ink pen clip holder and decorated mini notebooks for the Woodsy Autumn Planner. You can find the Woodsy Autumn blog post HERE in case you missed that.

For the first project I’ll start with directions for the ink pen holder. 

I cut three medium, three small flowers and two leaves from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecutsinked a glass tray with Sunshine and Golden Blend Inks and add water to ink. I laid each flower into the ink mixture, removed and let dry. I cleaned the glass tray off and ink with Leaf and Frog Blends Inks, add water to ink, laid both leaves into mixture, removed and let dry.

I inked Art Daubers with Butter and Candied Yam Ink and lightly ink the edges of each flower. I added a drop of Zip Dry Adhesive to the center of each flower. Laid each flower on top of each other, pinch in the center, shaped and added a gem to the center of the flower. I folded each leaf down the center and edge with Candied Yam ink, adhered each leaf to the back of the flower with a loop of hemp cording. 

I cut a 1 7/8 inch piece of stretch elastic and adhere each end with Fabri-Tac adhesive to each side of a binder clip. But sure to tuck the elastic up under the “rolled” metal of each side of the clip.

I adhered the flower to elastic loop  and let dry. 

For my second project I cut patterned cardstock to fit the front and back of each notebook and I inked edges of cardstock with Leather Ink and adhere to the front and back of each notebook. I also cut two strips of cardstock and ink edges with Leather ink and glue to the center of each notebook.
cut two wreath diecuts from cardstock and adhere to the front of each notebook. Punch two circles and two seal circles, ink edges with Leather ink and glue to the corner of each wreath diecut. Next I cut two mini flowers, one small flower and a leaf sprig from Crinoline Fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts

I inked a glass tray with Melon and Golden Blend Inks, add water and lay the mini flower diecuts into the mixture, remove and let dry. Ink edges of the mini flowers with Butter ink.
I cleaned the glass tray and ink with Leaf Blends Ink, add water and lay the leaf sprig into ink mixture. Remove and let dry. Ink edges of the leaf sprig with Mint ink.
I adhered a monogram to one of the notebooks and add a mini flower and cut one leaf from the leaf sprig and adhere both on top of the monogram. Glue a sequin and a gem to the center of the flower.
The other wreath notebook apply a drop of glue to the center of the medium flower and pinch and shape. Add a sequin and a gem to the center of the flower along with a leaf from the sprig and loop some hemp cording and glue both the front of the notebook. Also add a mini flower with a gem in the center of the flower next to the medium flower.

The other two notebooks I stamped the words “ideas” and “notes” with the Leather Ink onto patterned cardstock, cut out and adhere one word to each cover. 

I adhered Ric Rac on the front of each cover. Punch two butterflies from patterned cardstock and add next to each word and added gems down the center of each butterfly. 

Next I slid each of the notebooks underneath the elastic cording of the planner.

I clipped the ink pen holder to one of the notebooks and added an ink pen.

As always if you have any questions about these projects please let me.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Woodsy Autumn Planner

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project this week that I created using the Wrapped Journal Diecut and an assortment of inks from ClearSnap.

I started by cutting one Wrapped Journal Diecut from Mat Board and emboss both flaps with Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

I inked my glass tray with Nutmeg Blends Ink ,add water and painted the outside of the journal and both inside spines with watered down ink and let dry. Next I loaded several Art Daubers with the following inks: Mercantile: Candied Yam and Red Barn, Cornucopia: Pumpkin Spice Inks and lightly rub over the outside/inside in random spots on the journal to emulate woodgrain texture on the cover. I inked the glass tray with Flagstone and Coconut Blends Inks,added water to each color and loaded a paint brush with watered down Flagstone ink and splatter on the outside cover and inside spine and let dry. I completed the same steps as with the Flagstone ink with the Coconut ink and let dry.

I cut and adhere patterned cardstock to the inside of journal and strung elastic cording to the inside of the spine and tie off.

I cut from watercolor paper a set of leaves from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and took one small leaf diecut and ink with Coral and Dandelion Premium Dye inks and shape. Once dry I inked with the Clear Embossing Pad and add Copper Embossing Powder to the clear embossing and set with the heat tool. I completed this step again for each of the following embossing powders:  Gold Sparkle and Opalescent

I cut three pieces of cardstock in various sizes to create a flap for the front smaller cover and adhered. I punched a small hole in the center and at the end of the flap and add decorative brad. I cut two more pieces of cardstock to cover the back of the brad on the inside cover. 

I cut out one small wreath diecut, one circle punch and one seal circle punch and adhered to the cover. I adhered a doll head to the corner of the wreath, loop hemp cording, embossed leaf and two mini flowers next to the doll head and added mini gems to the flowers.

I cut 28 inches of hemp cording and fold in half and tied securely around brad.

I wrapped cording around journal and tie a knot about an inch under the brad, add three beads and tie off. Cut off excess cording. As always I welcome comments or questions about this project.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Mini Album Makers Challenge: October

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

Beach Floral Matchbox Giveaway

Hi everyone! Do you have unfinished projects lying around? Raise your hand if you do. ✋Well, this is an unfinished matchbox that I cut out and put together the box part of it about six years ago but never finished. I ran across it while straightening my craft room and had a brilliant idea on how to finish it off.

A lot of times I hit the proverbial wall and instead of forcing creativity I put my projects aside and “sleep on it” for a while.
This matchbox diecut I had purchased from Stampin’ Up several years ago. I decided to go with a beach floral theme for the outside of the matchbox. I added an assortment of flowers, cheese cloth that I inked up, mini seashells and cording. 

Of course the inside had to have an assortment of beach inspired goodies too.

I  found this vintage image of this boy dressed in a sailor outfit on The Graphic Fairy and knew I  wanted to somehow create a mini journal for the matchbox. 

I stapled five pieces of notebook paper to the inside of the mini journal. 

Now for the fun part! Adding goodies! I raided my stash and added colored items that could be used for the beach/ocean and a mini set of rubber stamps with its own stamping block. 

Giveaway Time!

Would you like to win this little matchbox with all the goodies you see here? Well, I will tell you how can win this!!!

First, follow this blog and comment below that you are a new follower or hey I am already following you and that will get you one entry. 
Bonus enter if you follow me on Instagram…so that is two entries…and you can find me as Mscraftyt.
Now the not so fun stuff this is only for US…sorry 😔 unless you want to pay for the extra postage, custom fees, etc. 
This giveaway is open until the 19th of July and I will announce the winner the 21th of JulyIf you have any questions about this project or the giveaway please let me know.


 I would also like to submit this project for consideration for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290-#291 

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Noel Saggy Baggy

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a gift bag I decorated using a Lime Green Saggy Baggy and a Petaloo DIY Burlap Wild Sunflower paintable flower. This was a super quick and easy project to put together and was less than an hour to complete.

I spritzed the flower with Plain Jane Fire Baseboard Mist and let dry (you can use a blow dry to speed up the process).

I cut from the Green Burlap Sheet a Holly leaf used the Holly Branch Diecut, applied Mod Podge to the front of the leaf and once dry I spritzed with Kiwi Glimmer Mist.  I cut two inches of lace from the Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack and gathered in the center and tied off with Jute Cord. I tied off two more bows with the  Jute Cord and then adhered all the pieces to the bag with Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac.

I clipped to the jute cord a Mini Lime Green Clothespin and a tag from the Krafty Christmas Assortment of Tags. I added a button and a dew drop to the tag to finish it off. Oh so simply to decorate you can whip a bunch out in no time.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Dragon’s Lair Den: Fall Bingo Rolodex Card

Hi everyone! It’s me and I’m here to share a quick and easy rolodex card I created for the Dragon’s Lair Den blog using this month’s featured Francheska Collection.
I started out by printing off a 4″x6″ lined and floral digital image from the Francheska Collection Paper which I then cut with my Sizzix rolodex die. I also inked the edges of the rolodex card.

Next I printed the Bingo card, bow band, feather and leaves from the Francheska Collection Elements. I fussy cut all images out and layer out on the rolodex card until I found a placement I liked. Then I adhered the images to the card but left room to where I could glue cording behind it.

Next I added some Crystal Stickles to the feather and leaves and finished off the card with a small button in the center of the flower.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix: Card Telephone and Address Diecut, Cord, Button, Chalk Ink, Crystal Stickles
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Dragon’sLair Den: The Witch in the Moon

Hi everyone! It’s me, Tonya and I’m here to share my project for this month using the Trick or Treat Collection from the Dragon’s Lair Den. I altered a 4 oz can to hold a special treat. 🙂

From the Trick or Treat Collection Paper Pack I choose the “purple witch” image which I set my printer on the #10 business envelope setting and printed onto a sheet of white cardstock. I trimmed to fit and  then adhered to the can. I added Diamond Dew Drops to the bottom and lace to the top of the can.

Next I printed Trick or Treat Journaling Cards and fussy cut the witch out which I added a little chalk pastels to her and then lightly outlined her with a sharpie. I added Crystal Stickles to the moon. I set that aside to dry. Next I cut a piece of burlap ribbon to fit a mini October desk top calendar which I adhered to the top of the ribbon, added some bling to two of the edges and glued one corner to the can. The scrap leftover from fussy cutting the witch out I punch three leaves that I crumpled up , inked and adhered to the can along with the witch image. I finished off with sequin, dew drop and cording to make this spooky cute treat holder.

Supplies Used:

Dragon’s Lair Den: Trick or Treat Collection Paper PackTrick or Treat Journaling Cards
Other Supplies: Stickles, Diamond Dew Drops, Sequins, Leaf Punch, Black Sharpie, Bling, Cording, Lace, Chalk Pastels

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Fabulous Fall

Hi everyone and Happy World Card Making Day! I’m here to share a quick card I created using mostly Robin’s Nest product. I started by cutting a 6″X12″ piece of Wineberry Glitter Cardstock  and folded to make a 6″X6″ card base. Cut a piece of Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock to 5 1/4″X 5 1/4″ and adhere to the base of the card. Next cut eight banners in various sizes and adhere to the side of the card. Top off with two buttons and some hemp twine. Cut the following pieces of  cardstock by: 4 1/2″X4 3/8″, 4″X4 1/8″ (crumple and use edge punch on one side) and 3″X3 3/4″ (Emboss with the Swirl embossing folder). Ink all edges, adhere together and add pop dots before gluing to card. Make three sets of hemp bows and adhere to the underneath side of the mats. Fussy cut digis leaves out, add a touch of Stickles and glue to the card. Use a piece small cream colored cardstock and add rub-on and glue to card.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Supply List:
Robin’s Nest: Leaf Glitter Cardstock, Fall Rub-Ons, Witch Accessories Cardstock, Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock, Boo Words Glitter Cardstock, Love Me Cardstock, Wineberry Glitter Cardstock
Other Supplies: Stickles, Hemp Twine, Buttons, Various cardstock/Scrapbook paper scraps, Martha Stewart Decorative Edge Punch, Tan Chalk Ink, Cuttlebug: Swirl Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Altered Pages: Fall Splendor Collage Sheet

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

White Mice and Buttons

Altered Pages Design Team 
has joined the
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog 
Design Team for Challenge #14 
Button It in a UP Blog Hop! 

Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor… Altered Pages!

I admit it! I have tons of buttons stored in jars, boxes and even little baggies from the many swaps I have participated in the past and for me it is sometimes hard to turn loose of them and use them in my projects. But I would like to share a quick gift card holder/wall decoration that is easy to create using buttons and an empty toilet paper roll.  Are you ready to get started? 🙂

First off I painted the toilet paper roll inside and out. Once dry dry I flattened the roll which I ran it through my Sizzix die cutting machine to flatten it but if you don’t have one you can use a bone folder to get crisp edges. I used the Tim Holtz Scallops die on the bottom of the TP roll and the top I embossed with Geometric Ring embossing folder. Then I applied mod lodge on the outside, let dry and the inside the scalloped bottom added a thin line of mod lodge and clipped together with clothes pin and let dry.

Next I adhered a ban of cardstock from the Happy Travels Paper Pad right below the embossing on the TP roll, added lace, ribbon and seam binding bow to the outer edge of the roll. I cut a 10″ piece of seam binding for the handle and adhered each end to the inside of the roll. Then I finished it off with flowers that I punched out from  one of the Text Pages, shaped just a little, layered and adhered together and topped off with hemp cord and a button.

I cut one of the Victorian Labels out and glued to a piece of cardstock, added gathered lace, hemp cord and  buttons in various spots along with a couple of paper flowers to finish off this re-purposed and now useful project.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages: Glitz-Happy Travels Paper Pad, Text Pages, Victorian Labels AP-1303, Dyeable Seam Binding, Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Scallops die, Cuttlebug: Geometric Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Lace,  Ribbon, Buttons, Acrylic Paint, Flower Punch, Chalk Ink



Tonya Trantham (you are here)

To find the links to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team posts visit Craft Hoarders blog http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ and check out the group of talented ladies that are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop to all the other blogs and see their take on what you can do with buttons and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some cool prizes too!
I hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!