Reminisce Tiny Book

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a project I actually started last year. I had received this paper pack, Eclectic Charm Collection, from the Blue Fern Studio booth when I went to Creativation in January 2020.

When I got back home I had decided that 6″x6″ paper pack would be prefect to use with the Tiny Book Diecut.

I wanted to make the spine wider on the Tiny Book. So I applied an Adhesive Sheet on both side of a Chipboard and placed the Picturesque (cover) and Friendship (inside) Cardstocks on top of the adhesive sheet and cut each cover with spine separately.

Then Covid happened and I didn’t pick up this project until March 2021. I worked on it between current design team projects and finally finished it…yay!!! I also realized that I didn’t get a photo of how I put both covers together. So I will do my best to explain…I cut a strip of cardstock the width of both spines and adhered and wrapped the excess around both ends of the spine and glued. I cut a strip of cardstock slightly smaller than the inside spine, punched holes on each end. I cut the cardstock from the pack slightly smaller than the cover, folded in half, punched holes in each and sewed to the strip of cardstock for the inside spine. Then I glued the strip to the inside spine and placed binder clips on each end of the spine until everything was completely dried.

There are so many flowers and images from this pack that I fussy cut everything a part. The cover I added Foam Pop Dots to the floral image before placing onto the cover.I cut a couple of the tiny flowers and the leaf sprig from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, shaped and added a gem to the center of each flower along with a tiny piece of lace. I cut cording and run under the raised floral image on the cover and glued a piece of patterned cardstock to the back cover to keep the cording in place so I wouldn’t loose it.

The inside pages I added the fussy cut images and some of the pages I created pockets to hold mini tags.

It took me a year but there you have! Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to! You can find the latest blog posts HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Also if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Blue Fern Studio: Eclectic Charm Collection

Adhesive Sheet

Chipboard

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

Needle and Thread

Lace

Gems

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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 Blue Fern Studios Products. 

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

Embrace Explosion Tiny Book Part One

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team. The theme this month is using unconventional materials with an assortment of diecuts. I had started one project with an empty plastic granola bag but the more I worked on it the worse the project looked. Soooo that was an epic fail and was thrown in the garbage.

The second project I had piece of leftover “spine” from a file folder I had cut a part. My intention was to create an extended Tiny Book Journal.

I folded the file folder in half, (make sure folded edge of the folder isn’t on the “cutting edge” of the Tiny Book Diecut) and used washi tape to hold in place while running through the Diecut Machine.

This is how the cover of the tiny book looked once I cut it. Not exactly what I had envisioned so I improvised.

I folded the almost cut into cover over on itself to reinforce the front cover.

I cut a part of the folder at an angle and adhered together so I could have a pocket in the back of the book.

I gathered up a piece of fabric, doily, patterned chipboard from packaging, an envelope, lace from a curtain that my cat shredded (insert mad face :-() and a candy wrapper.

I punched holed in the spine of the journal and all of the pages and sewed into the cover. Before tying off I threaded three buttons onto the outside of the spine. I added an assortment of circle punches, stickers, a little frozen Charlotte doll from my stash, a broken rhinestone buckle, lace, pom pom trim, thread and flower diecuts from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flower Thinlits to decorate the cover.

I’m going to stop here for now and share the inside of my tiny book on Thursday in a blog post since it is a massive amount of photos. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Diecut Machine

File Folder

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Circle Punches, Stickers, Frozen Charlotte Doll, Broken Rhinestone Buckle

Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Thread, Needle

Crop-A-Dile

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Washi Tape

Buttons

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Wonderland Tea Party Folio Part 3

Hi everyone! I am back with the final post of the Wonderland Tea Party Folio series. If you missed the first two posts you can find them HERE and HERE.

This page has no pockets or flaps but I used a printable as the main focus and added a leftover bit of decorative cardstock, lace and pom pom trim.

I dug into my stash of Prima flowers which I layered, added a button and used the leaf and leaf sprig thinlits from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to finish off the flower.

I used the other insert that I had cut from the Photo Box Folder Diecut (retired) as an insert. All I added to it was the pointing finger sticker that I had in my stash.

I created this page with an assortment of printables, teacups, ticket stubs and a rabbit. The pocket holds a tag and cut a part and next to that is the Waterfall card that I cut from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits. I glued three of the sides down to create a “pocket” to hold more tags.

This page I created a belly band to hold a little book.

The book I created from an assortment of scraps of cardstock, notebook paper and a page from an Alice in Wonderland story book.

I did take the largest tag thinlit and folded a piece of patterned cardstock in half, placed slightly below the “cut” of the thinlit to create a page to sew into this book.

The last page of the journal I kept pretty simple. I created a double pocket from a printable and dressed it up with more Prima flowers and another leaf thinlit.

I didn’t mention in the previous posts about the closure I “was” going to use on my folio. I had actually punched holes, added brads and strung elastic to hold the journal together but I didn’t go back far enough with the holes on the journal to keep the elastic in place…it kept slipping off. So I adhered a small strip of cardstock to the back of the journal and on the inside I glued a piece of cardstock on three sides to create a pocket. Not what I had originally envisioned but it works!

I hope you have enjoyed following along on the process of this journal and as always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

SIzzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

SIzzix/Where Women Create: Photo Box Folder Diecut (retired)

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

Scissors

File Folder

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Buttons, Prima Flowers, Ephemera, Stickers

Alice in Wonderland Printables

(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 SIzizx, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Wonderland Tea Party Folio Part 2

Hi everyone! I’m back and I want to share a couple pages from my Wonderland Tea Party Folio (part three I will try and share tomorrow). If by chance you missed part one of my folio reveal you can find that post HERE.

I used the Pocket Thinlit from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to create a place to add tags and printables. I only glued it on two sides to create another pocket behind the pocket. I added a scalloped diecut from the Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut that I had leftover from a previous project to the fold over on the pocket.

I adhered a couple of leaf sprigs that I had cut from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to a crocheted flower that I had in my stash to dress it up a bit.

I adhered an empty tea bag ( I carefully cut the top of the tea bag to create a pocket) on two sides to create another pocket. I cut out two of the smallest size tags from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits and added re-enforcers to the top of both tags. On one tag I glued the fussy cut image of the Mad Hatter to the top and on the other tag I added an Alice in Wonderland postage stamp from my stash. With this being a tea party theme I had to cut out a few of the teacups from the Teacup and Spoon Diecut and add as tag through out the journal.

The next page I matted with patterned cardstock and adhered a multi teacup printable (fussy cut) to create a pocket to hold the largest tag and teacup diecuts. I also added a teapot with tea time stickers to the bottom corner of the page.

I left the top of this page open so I could add an insert. I cut out two Photo Box Folders Diecuts (retired) (one to be used on an upcoming page) and glued a patterned cardstock, Alice image and oval diecut to one side of the insert. I adhered a fussy cut image to the tag too.

I used another printable that I fussy cut and adhered to create a pocket.

I embossed the tag with Queen of Heart Embossing Folder (retired), lightly inked over the embossed area with chalk ink and added a decorative brad to the top.

The next page I added another printable as a pocket.

I used the King of Spades Embossing Folder (retired) on this tag, lightly inked over the embossed area with a chalk ink and added the crown brad to the top of the tag.

This page has another set of double pockets with lots of tags and journaling cards.

Of course I had to add another teacup diecut to one of the pockets.

I’m going to stop here and will pick up (I hope) tomorrow with the final reveal of my journal. Eileen also has a new blog post today that shares more creativity from her team and you can find that post HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/EIleen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Queen of Hearts and King of Spades Embossing Folders (retired)

Sizzix/Where Women Create: Photo Box Folders Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Alice in Wonderland Printables

Buttons, Pre-made Flowers, Stickers and Various Ephemera

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Wonderland Tea Party Folio Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a partial reveal of my folio that I created for Eileen Hull’s Chapter two Release Party (Thursday on my blog I’ll do a part 2 and maybe a part 3 on Friday…there’s a lot to share). I will start with how I created the cover of this folio so lets get started.

I cut two of the Folio Journal Diecut covers out from a file folder. Since the file folder isn’t as thick as the chipboard/mat board generally used to create the journal I ran each cover spine end first into the Diecut Machine. I ran that ends three to four times over the spine before finally running the whole diecut through the machine. I also used a bone folder to score the indention further before folded the spine on each cover and adhering together. Since I only ran the “cover” part of the diecut through once there is no indention . Plus it will be covered with cardstock/scrapbook paper to make it more sturdy.

I cut the “book hinge” from the Book Binding Thinlit, folded and applied Red Line Tape onto every other fold and stuck together.

I adhered the book hinge to the inside spine.

I cut patterned cardstock to fit/cover each side of the hinge. Instead of gluing each side of the page together I left an opening for a tag/insert. As you can see the initial folio started out tropical but with the cardstock being double sided I went with a colorful Alice in Wonderland instead.

The first page I used an assortment of leftover scraps, embellishments and printables. I glued only the bottom half of the heart to the page to create a pocket.

I applied an Adhesive Sheet to a piece of patterned cardstock before cutting out the wonderland sentiment from the Holiday Words Thinlits (retired). I glued/placed the chipboard letters that spell out Alice, the “in” sticker and the wonderland diecut onto the heart. The bunny is a printable and I used a flower and botton from my stash and I cut a leaf from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to complete.

As you can see there is a hidden surprise in the heart pocket! I cut two of the waterfall card thinlits out from Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits to create the covers for a mini booklet. I cut the pages inside smaller, punched holes in the covers, pages and tied together with bakers twine. I decorated with a fussy cut image of Alice and a diecut frame to finish.

I cut a tag for the inside of the page and added re-enforcer thinlit to either side of the tag before tying off fabric to the tag.

There you have it! As always if you have any questions please let me know. Also be sure to stop back Thursday to see more photos of the inside of this folio. If you aren’t caught up on the latest from Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educators Teams you can find these posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/ Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Binding Thinlit

Sizzix/ Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Holiday Words Thinlits (retired)

Eileen Hull: Red Line Tape

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheet

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

File Folder

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Bakers Twine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Strip of fabric, buttons, Cording, Chipboard Letters

Printables

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Bird Folio Journal Reveal Part One

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project for Eileen Hull and the reveal (part one) of the inside of my journal I created using Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits. If you missed the big Chapter 1 Release Party that Eileen hosted at the beginning of the month I have a blog post with details and more photos and instructions on how I created the cover of my folio journal. You can find that post HERE.

I placed a piece of folded patterned cardstock slightly past the cut line of the page diecut (from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits), placed washi tape on the thinlit and cardstock before running through the Diecut Machine. I cut three pages/papers per signature for a total of nine pages/papers but today I’m only sharing the first set of pages.

I punched holes and added the claps with brads and then covered with a piece of patterned cardstock. This secures the clasps and brads in place. Side note…I forgot to include this step in the post where I shared how I created the cover….ooops!

I slide the pages up under the elastic cording in the spine and tied ribbon over the elastic before I started decorating the pages. The inside cover I adhered a pocket, shaped and added a flower and leaf to the pocket along with a gem to the center of the flower. The pocket is a great place to store journaling cards or photos. On the first page I added a glassine bag with washi tape. I dug into my stash and found this birdcage die which I adhered to the bag. I placed two tags inside the glassine bag and added flowers and sprigs, one to the tag and one to the corner of the birdcage.

On the inside of the glassine bag I added a bird and shaped punch and more flowers and a sprig along with a piece of trim at the bottom of the bag.

The next several pages I decorated with an assortment of tags, diecuts, stickers, thread, cheese cloth and the flowers, leaf and sprig thinlits. Most of the flowers I added gems or flat back pearls to the center, and I also shaped with a Stylus.

There you have it part one of the inside of my folio journal! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to lately you can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about the pages or what products I used (I shopped my stash) please let me know. I’ll do my best to answer.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Various Patterned Cardstock

Various Diecuts, Stickers, Thread, Cheese Cloth, Ribbon, Trim, Gems and Flat Back Pearls

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Chapter 1 Eileen Hull Release Party and Sneak Peek!

Hi there and welcome to the Chapter 1 Eileen Hull/Sizzix Release Party Blog Hop! Just wait till you see all of the fun options the new ScoreBoards Folio Journal die has in store for you! You will also love the Mandala and Folio Page, Pockets and Flower Thinlits dies that coordinate. 
Please hop through the blogs and be inspired by the work of the talented Inspiration and Educator teams! Leave a comment for each designer and you could win a Folio Journal die (as soon as it arrives!) Join me and specials guests for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at noon Eastern. Comment on our Facebook Live and be eligible to win either the Mandela die or the Folio Pages, Pockets and Flowers die- two winners! Winners will be announced on the Facebook Live show on February 9 at 6:00 EST. We appreciate your love and support, friends!

I’m so excited about all of the new diecuts from this release and I can’t wait to share a sneak peek of my journal with you. For this project I used the Folio Journal Diecut and the flowers from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits to create the cover.

I cut the journal from an extra thick file folder (love the floral design on the folder).

I cut two covers from the diecut and adhered the spine together.

I used an assortment of ephemera, craft supplies from my craft room (it’s a no spend month until my husband goes back to work) and the flowers thinlits from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits to decorate the cover of the journal. Later this month I will share the inside of the journal so be sure to stop back by!

Be sure to stop by the other team members blogs to see what they have created and comment on each blog for a changes to win the newest Chapter One Diecuts by Eileen Hull!

Eileen Hull

Julia Aston

Madeline Arendt

Jennie Atkinson

Karen Bearse

Susie Madden Benz

Sarah Lizzie Dodd

Sue Eldred

Maggi Harding

Lisa Hoel

Jenny Marples

Elizabeth Robinson

Tonya Trantham—You Are HERE

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Scissors

Paper Cutter

File Folder

Ephemera, Ribbon, Seam Binding, Thread, Charms and Etc.

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

My Top Five Favorite Eileen Hull Journal Projects for 2020

Hi everyone! How are y’all doing? Are you ready for Christmas? Sad to say but I’m getting there slowly. It seems every year I say I will get things done and finished early so I can enjoy the holidays but that seems to never happen. Ugh! I’ve been busy working on house projects instead of craft projects and time has gotten away from me. I think I will work on a card or other craft project while I watch a little TV at night and then I get sleepy and well, you know the rest.

Anyway, for this month Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team has been asked to share their top favorite projects of 2020. So, I thought I would share my top five favorite journals I created using Eileen’s diecuts. These’s no particular order (easier to work backwards than jumping all over the blog pulling links for these posts) but my first project is the Recycled Journal. This project came together quickly because I used an old corrugated box for the cover and notebook, dotted, doilies and scrapbook papers for the inside.

Second on my list is This Everyday Life Mini Junk Journal. I loved the quirkiness and fun colors used to create this journal.

Third on my list is Little Snowgirl Wishes Mini Book. I always enjoy thinking outside the box especially if the diecut isn’t meant to be a journal.

Fourth is the Lovely Butterfly Girl Mini Book. I loved adding wings to the little girl that is on the cover.

The fifth and finally project is the Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal. I got to use all the bits and pieces that I seemed to accumulate on my desk. Nothing wasted on this journal!

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and see the rest of the teams favorites of 2020. You can find Eileen’s blog HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Gift Box with Scallop Edges and Label Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Needle Book Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Christmas Memories Journal

Hey everyone! I’m back this week to share my project for Eileen Hull and the theme for this month is Season’s Greetings. Next month over in Eileen Hull’s Fan Club we are doing a Comfort and Joy Journal (December Daily) project with prompts and I decided I would at least get my journal cover cut out and decorated. (Trying to be a head of the game) I used the Journal Diecut for my project along with a couple other diecuts.

I cut a file folder down, still folded, to fit on top of the Journal Diecut and placed slightly past the cutting blade of the diecut (so I could have the spine intact) and run through the Diecut Machine.

This is how the cover looks once cut.

I re-enforced the spine on the outside and inside with patterned cardstock.

I adhered double mats of cardstock to the front and back covers and added a double matted banner to the lower corner of the front cover. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of cardstock, cut the Christmas sentiment out from the Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts, added the “memories” sticker from the Big Chat Sticker Pad to the banner along with the Christmas diecut. I cut a piece of the puffy wreath sticker to look like it was behind the banner and added to the banner. I cut out the holly and berries from the Funky Festive Diecut Set and placed on the corner of the memories sticker.

I did add elastic cording to the spine and placed some cardstocks, wrapping paper, notebook paper, etc. but that could change. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add more pages or if I will move the pages around. I guess just what and see what I come up with. 😉

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if you haven’t checked out what the rest of Eileen’s Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheet

Sizzix/Jen Long: Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Big Chat Sticker Pad

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Diecut Set

Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

File Folder

Beacon Adhesive: 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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Recycled Nature Journal

Hi everyone! I have a quick project that I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team and the theme this month is about nature. I used the Pocket Diecut to create this journal from recycled corrugated cardboard.

I started by cutting two covers from a box I had laying around and adhering the spines together.

I adhered a patterned cardstock to the spine, set eyelets to the holes and strung with elastic cording. I also adhered cardstock and two decorative frame to the cover.

I added a medallion with an assortment of leaves, flower, butterfly, bows and banners to the lower corner of the cover. I left the tops of the frames open so I could add photos if I wanted to in the future.

I added five notebooks to the inside of the journal. Actually it’s an assortment of notebook and dotted paper, cardstock and doilies that I slid under the elastic and if I want I can add more pages.

There you have it! Keep and easy! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to! You can find the posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Diecut

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Elastic Cording

Corrugated Cardboard

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Patterned Cardstock

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Various Embellishments

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