A Faithful Friend Tag

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe the month is almost gone. I set some “loose yearly goals” for this coming year where I would like to at least do four blog posts a month…preferably more. Well, this is my fourth post of the month…yay!

Anyways, I would like to share a tag I created using the largest tag from the Tag Collection Thinlits by Tim Holtz and the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder by Eileen Hull. Let’s get started!

I cut from Kraft Cardstock the largest tag and the reinforcer from the Tag Collection Thinlits. I placed the tag into the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Rose Gold Luster Wax over the embossed image on the tag and a soft blue chalk ink to add a weathered look to the tag.

I dug into my scrap pile of cardstock, rough upped the edges of the larger piece and added two smaller patterned pieces of cardstocks (the larger cardstock piece slightly hung off the tag while the other two pieces of cardstock were placed under the larger piece) and adhered all to the base of the tag.

I had a scrap piece of the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits that I tore and placed onto the tag. I selected the two women diecut from the Mini Paper Dolls Pack and glued to the tag along with a scrap of sheer fabric. I picked the “A faithful friend” sentiment from the Clippings Cardstock Stickers and placed above the women. I cut two flowers and a leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, shaped with a Stylus, adhered the flowers on top of each other and glued the leaf sprig to the back of the flower before adding to the tag. I finished by placing a Glossy Dot in the center of the flower and gluing a vintage button to the tag.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Silverware Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Tag Collection Thinlits

Tim Holtz: Mini Paper Dolls Pack

Tim Holtz: Clippings Cardstock Stickers

Kraft Cardstock

Diecut Machine

Rose Gold Luster Wax

Stylus

Glossy Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Vintage Button and Sheer Fabric

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

How to Make a Diecut Holder with the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of the sneak peek I shared last week for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release Party. Details from that release can be found on Eileen’s blog HERE with a video showing all of the teams projects. Instead of going the normal route and creating a journal with the Scoreboards Frame Pocket Journal Diecut I noted that this die would make a nice holder for thinlits, 6″x6″ or 6″x8″ paper pads. So let’s get started!

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of Chipboard and placed patterned cardstock into the chipboard. I cut two covers and two side panels from the Scoreboards Frame Pocket Diecut. I folded the “spine” of both covers and the flaps of the panels. I “peeled”some of the chipboard from the flaps off (this helps the flaps to lay flatter) before adhering to each side of the journal. Since the “bottom” of the holder doesn’t butt up against each other I measured and cut a piece of chipboard and another piece of patterned cardstock and glued to the bottom inside. This adds re-enforcement to the bottom if added weight such as thinlits or paper pads are placed inside.

To decorate the outside of the holder I pulled a decorative chipboard shape from my stash and placed into the Tablecloth 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine. I lightly inked over the embossed area with a tan chalk ink. I used the “closure” from the Full Size Journal Diecut as a label. I adhered both to the front of the holder. I placed an adhesive sheet onto a piece of cardstock and cut out the letters to spell “Eileen” from the Alphanumeric Thinlit and placed onto the label. I cut, shaped and put together flowers, leaves and vines from the following thinlits: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers and Shadow Box Elements Thinlits.

I added gems to the center of each flowers and adhered to onto the label along with leaves, vines and a butterfly that I had fussy cut from a patterned piece of cardstock.

I glued decorative “feet’ to the bottom of the holder to finish. It’s perfect to hold ALL the Eileen Hull thinlits so they are all in one place.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her team has been up to you can find her latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Scoreboards Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tablecloth 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Alphanumeric Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Chipboard

Diecut Machine

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Chalk Ink

Stylus

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

Beacon Adhesives: 3 in 1 Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Gift Card Post Box

Hi everyone! How is your holiday season going? Are you finished shopping, got presents wrapped, tree up and decorated? Me? Nope, only a few presents are wrapped and I still need to put ribbon and bows on the packages. YIKES! This will probably be my last post this week so I can catch up on everything that I need to do around the house and be ready for Christmas…I feel the walls closing in on me…also I have projects that needs to be worked on for Eileen Hull’s Chapter 1 2023 Release…can you believe that 2023 is right around the corner? I can’t!

Anyways, I found this project in my stash of unfinished projects. I had painted and put it together but that is as far as I got with it. I used Eileen Hull’s Post Box Diecut, the lid used from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired), Ornament Box Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with a couple other dies. So let’s get started and finish this project!

I had painted this Post Box Diecut on both sides and once dry I adhered together. I had also painted the frame/lid from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)and glued that to the back of the box. I used a Mod Podge to seal the whole box and then I lightly inked over it to give it an aged look.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit around the box which I folded and glued the ends together to create a belly band.

I cut a circle out of patterned cardstock from the Ornament Box Diecut and three wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I adhered all three wreaths to the circle before gluing all to the belly band.

I applied a piece of an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece Surfaces Cork Roll and placed a deer thinlit from the Darling Deer Thinlits onto the cork paper and run through the Diecut Machine. I inked the deer with a couple of chalk inks.

I applied the deer to the center of the belly band and a tiny gem to its nose. I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of cardstock and added to the circle.

I finished by adding a seal punch to the top of box and two holly thinlits from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and three gems to finish this project.

It’s a perfect to hold a gift card and some candy or a tiny trinket. What would you put inside it?

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Darling Deer Thinlits

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Adhesive Sheet

Surfaces Cork Roll

Diecut Machine

Mod Podge

Patterned Christmas Cardstocks

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Paint and Paint Brush

Paper Cutter

Gems

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

How to Alter a Jumbo Wintery Themed Paper Clip

Hi everyone! Have you ever wondered what to do with those jumbo paper clips that you see in the office and craft sections in store? I will show you how I altered this paper clip, using a good portion of leftovers from other projects that was on my desk, into a book mark or as a closure to a bag/gift. Let’s get started!

First, I cut to size a scrap piece of bluish cardstock from the Making Essentials Cardstock Pack to fit the paper clip. I placed one end of the cardstock into the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine.

I lightly inked over the raised embossed areas, folded the non embossed area of the cardstock and slid the cardstock through the paper clip.

I added adhesive to the lower half of the non embossed flap and glued to the back of the embossed cardstock. Side note…you want the “banner” to still move freely on the paper clip so don’t glue directly to the paper clip.

I cut two small strips of glittered tulle, gathered together and staples in the middle. Side note…glue would have been a lot messier. Also I don’t think I will ever buy glitter tulle again. I left a glitter trail everywhere I moved. YIKES!

I had a leftover strip of cardstock that I embossed with a Polka Dot Embossing Folder (retired), adhered the tulle to the backside of that and then glued to the banner.

I had two leftover banners that I had cut from the Geometric Box Diecut so I decided to cut the top off of each and adhered both to the top of the banner. Another side note (apparently I’m full of them today) I had used the those shapes to created a cool little treat box for Eileen Hull’s Comfort and Joy 2022 Kickoff Event (only $20). It’s over 8 hours of different designers sharing projects to make. If you are interested you can find the link HERE to purchase. Also I cut two Snowflakes from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued those on top of each other before adding to the banner.

I cut two snowflakes from the 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired). The smaller snowflake I lightly inked over the raised edges of the die, added a Foam Pop Dot to the back before placing on top of the larger snowflake. I also added a sequin and gems to the center of the snowflake, glued a bow to the side and added lace to geometric shaped banner.

The larger snowflake I did the same steps as with the smaller snowflake but glued directly to the banner. While I was cleaning up my craft room I came across this half sheet of snowmen that I had stamped out multiple times. I decided to fussy cut all out and use as needed. I have no idea who made the stamp and if I find out I will update my supply list. I added a foam pop dots to the back of the snowman before placing onto the lower half of the banner. I also glued a cord bow underneath the snowman to finish.

I think it turned out pretty good considering I was, for the most part, using what I had laying on my desk. I tried it out on a book and I think it look great. I also think you could use this to keep a Christmas bag closed to give as a gift.

Supplies

Jumbo Paper Clip

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Impresslits Snowflake Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Making Essentials Cardstock Pack

Diecut Machine

Polka Dot Embossing Folder (retired)

Glitter Tulle

Foam Pop Dots

Lace, Cording, Sequins and Gems

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

How to Create a Decorative Geometric Pumpkin

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created to be used as a home decor piece using the Geometric Diecut and the center die from the Sunflower Diecut as a flower. Let’s get started!

First, I applied Adhesive Sheets to one side of the Mat Board, removed the protective sheet from the adhesive sheet and carefully placed the patterned cardstock into the mat board. I placed onto the Geometric Diecut, ran through the Diecut Machine and cut two sides and two tops.

I slowly glued the edges of the geometric die to the top and bottom dies.

The second geometric die I adhered to the flap of the other die and slowly glued to the top and bottom of the dies to create the “pumpkin”.

I went to the woods and searched for the perfect “stem” for the pumpkin. I found a small branch and had my husband use a handsaw to cut it down for me.

I adhered the stem to the top of the “pumpkin” before cutting out two centers from the Sunflower Diecut. I crushed both dies before shaping and gluing on top of each other. I added a gem to the center, before adding to the top of the pumpkin along with lace, fall berries picks, mini pinecones, moss and cording bows.

This was a fun project that came together rather quickly and I hope this has inspires you to give the Geometric Diecut a try.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen Hull’s blog lately hop on over to see what her teams have been up to. You can those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Mat Board

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Lace, Cording, Moss, Mini Pine Cones, Gem, Stem, Fall Berry Picks

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, A Cherry on Top Crafts and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

October Pumpkin Patch Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog today and share a quick over sized tag I created for the month of October…I know the month is almost over…but here it is!!!

I cut the patterned cardstock 5 1/2″x10″ to create the base for my tag. I used the month of October set from the Authentique Calendar Collection (retired). I also selected several of the cut a parts to use on the tag.

I added layers of patterned cardstock and the cut-a-parts I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of each before placing onto the tag. I cut out leaves and a few leaf sprigs from the Spring Leaves Diecut (retired) and shaped with a Stylus before adhering to the tag along with berry picks and bows made from cording.

I also decorated the back by adding more layers of patterned cardstock and cut-a-parts.

I did some fussy cutting around a couple of the figures and applied foam pop dots to the back of one of the images and sentiments. I also added more leaf sprigs, bows and berry sprigs to finish off the tag.

Supplies

Authentique: Calendar Collection (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Spring Leaves Diecut (retired)

Stylus

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Cording, Berry Sprigs, Button

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I had started this project almost two years ago…do you have ¬†several of those types of projects laying around? ūüė¨ I had started this for another design team that I was on but the company was bought out and all the design team members were let go. Soooo I just laid it aside with the intent of finishing it for one of Eileen Hull’s projects. When I did pick it back up to work on it I found out the Needle Book diecut had been retired. Soooo I put it up again until now. One of my goals for this year is to work on my mountain of unfinished projects…along with new projects, of course! ūüėĀ ¬†
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to the front and the back of a piece of Mat Board, placing on top of the diecut and running through the Diecut Machine. I then cut the diecut down the middle of the spine.
I cut another needle book from mat board and I cut it¬†down the middle diecut. I measured 1″ on each side of the fold and cut.
Then I cut another piece of matboard 2″ wide by 3 5/8″ high and adhered each 1″ sides to the matboard. This re-enforces the spine of the¬†needle book.
I adhered each of the covers to each of the flaps of the spine.
I measured on the inside of the spine and marked where I would sew in the signatures and punched small holes on both ends of the spine.
Each signature has 8 pieces of patterned cardstock. I used an abundance of leftover scraps from my stash.
I punched holes in the signatures and sewed each one into the spine and tied off.
Before decorating the inside pages I decorated the cover with a frozen Charlotte that I made with a mold and paper clay. I inked it and added butterfly wings to the back. I added an oval diecut, a flower with leaves before adhering the frozen Charlotte to the cover. 
I added bits of ephemera, scraps of cardstock, diecuts, etc. to the pages of this mini. 

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Mini Album Makers Challenge: February


Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Ephemera
Paper Flowers
Twine
Needle
Frozen Charlotte Figurine 
Various Patterned Cardstocks Scraps

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements.¬†I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.¬†The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely¬†my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!