The Door to a Home Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with the reveal of the sneak peek I shared last week featuring Eileen Hull’s Chapter 3 release! If you missed last weeks reveal you can find that post HERE and let’s get started!

I applied Adhesive Sheet to both sides of the Mat Board, placed patterned cardstock onto the adhesived mat board, placed the Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut on top of the mat board and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut two top/bottoms, and four sides.

I adhered the sides together and “peeled” the patterned cardstock and a few layers of mat board off from each of the tabs. This allows the tabs to lay down flatter once glued to the bottom of the box.

Next I did the same steps as above for the spine of the box and adhered together to create the lid.

I used a 3″ Circle Punch on a piece of cardstock and embossed with the Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the edges with a chalk ink. I cut a circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and then placed on top of the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit and run through the diecut machine. Before gluing both to the top of the box I doubles and cut cording and placed around the box to use as a way to secure the box’s contents when not in use.

I dug into my stash of scraps and leftover images and adhered a door and an acetate embellishment to the box. Next I cut a house and flowers from the Shadow Box Elements Thinlits and a wreath and leaf sprig from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits.

I adhered those pieces to the box and added gems and flat back pearls to the center of the flowers and sequins to the skinny mini element circle. I added more fun elements by digging out more embellishments from my stash, lace and old buttons to complete the top of the box.

If you haven’t been to Eileen’s blog in awhile you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Adhesive Sheet

Mat Board

Diecut Machine

3″ Circle Punch

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Gems and Flat Back Pearls

Buttons, Lace and Cording

Various Embellishments

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 Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Summer is a State of Mind Tag

Hi everyone! I found an 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired) by Graphic 45 in my stash of cardstock and I decided I would squeak out a tag before the month of June ended. So let’s get started!

I pulled the two sheets that were labeled June collection from the paper pad, cut a tag 7 7/8″x4 1/8″ from the patterned cardstock and cut a part the sentiments and images from the other sheet of cardstock.

I matted the image of the children with a patterned cardstock and added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I adhered the June calendar,, postage stamps and the sentiments to the children image and tag.

I cut out flowers and foliage from the Floral Garden Thinlits by I-crafter. I shaped the flowers and foliage with a Stylus, added gems to the center of the smaller flowers before placing onto the tag.

I glued lace and loops of thread to finish off this tag. I’ve already pulled the two July sheets of cardstock from the paper pad since July is only days away to start thinking about what I want to create…maybe another tag then again I’m not sure?

Supplies

I-crafter-Floral Garden Thinlits

Graphic 45: 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Stylus

Lace, Gems and Thread

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 Cherry on Top, I-crafter and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Little Home Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick little little album I created a couple of months ago. I had received the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and if you know me I can’t just make what the dies are intended to be used for. When I created this I didn’t do any step out photos because I wasn’t even sure I could make it work. I did create another album with steps last month. If you would like to take a look at that post it can be found HERE.

I used the Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad for the cover. As well as some of the scraps from this pad where used for the inside pages and embellishments.

I cut out four of the smaller “frames”, folded the flaps (to the inside) and glued both flaps together to create a pocket for the front and back of the cover. The larger flaps I glued together to create the spine for the mini album. I punched holes, added eyelets and strung elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside.

I decorated the cover with and assortment of thinlits and one diecut which included: Shadow Box Elements, Snail Mail, Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers and Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired). Also I used the scalloped die to create the “roof” for the cover of the album. I side note I did cut out several houses, flowers, vines and leaves from all the little bits of scraps of cardstock I had laying around. I figured if I didn’t use it all on this project I would eventually use it on something else.

I did cut out two tags for each cover pocket. I added a Tag reinforcer (Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits) to the top each tag along with a bit of seam binding.

The inside pages I cut and placed under the elastic cording and proceeded to decorate with the extra houses, flowers, leaves, etc, thinlits that I had cut out a head of time.

I forgot to added I also cut several leaf sprigs from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and used through album.

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog lately, the theme this month is all about using those little scraps of cardstock! You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

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

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired)

Maggie Holmes: Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Stylus

Eyelets

Crop-A-Dile

Scraps of Cardstock

Elastic Cording

Gems, Lace and Seaming Binding

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 awesome and enjoy creating!

The Fancy Free Bee Hive

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a extra large tag I created using the sheets of cardstocks from the June Calendar Collection (retired) by Authentique. I also used an assortment of Eileen Hull’s flowers, leaves and leaf sprig thinlits to dress up both sides of the tag. So, let’s get started!

With this June set of cardstocks, there is one patterned double sided sheet, one plain double sided sheet and one cut a part with images on one side and patterned cardstock on the other side. The first tag I cut the patterned cardstock 10 1/2″x5 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top. The second tag I cut from the plain cardstock 8 1/2″x4 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top also. I cut two of the tag reinforcers from the Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits and adhered to the holes punched in each tag.

I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the plain tag and placed slightly off the larger tag. I glued midway of the smaller tag three strips of cardstock to create banners. The bee and daisy cut a part I adhered slightly off the smaller tag and arranged the two stamps and the sentiment cut a parts around the bee image.

I cut flowers, leaves and leaf sprigs from the following Thinlits: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers and Flower and Leaf Stitchlits (retired) and shaped with a Stylus, layered the flowers with leaves and added gems to the center. I finished off with loops of thread, sequins and a little bit of lace.

The other side of the tag I stacked and adhered two different patterned cardstocks slightly off center of each other along with a fairy and bee image I fussy cut. The June image I cut down and added a mat before placing on the tag along with a fussy cut image of yellow roses. I matted the “fancy-free” sentiment and placed over the fairy. The “Summer Time and the Living is Easy” sentiment I placed under the June image.

I shaped and adhered more flowers and leaves to the tag with loops of thread and a bow made from Hemp Cord to finish.

I still have more cut a parts and cardstock leftover and I’m hoping I can squeak out another tag or maybe even a card before the month is over.

Supplies

Authentique: June Calendar Collection (retired)

Scraps of Green and White Cardstock

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Flower and Leaf Stitchlits Thinlits (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Stylus

Hemp Cord

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Hole Punch

Gems, Lace, Thread

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 Monday is great and enjoy creating!

Listen to Your Heart

Hi everyone! I want to share a card I created with you all today. At Christmas I received a craft box as a gift that had an assortment of card blanks, patterned cardstock, diecuts, stickers, etc. in it. I finally dug out one of the card blanks and decided to decorate it and this is what I created.

First off I used a Paisley Embossing Folder (I found this at Joann’s) and placed the front half of the card in the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next I inked over the raised edges with an assortment of chalk inks.

There was a sheet of floral cardstock that I fussy cut several of the flowers and foliage out. I also dug into my stash of cardstock scraps and adhered to the front of the card. I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the sentiment and placed onto the front along with the fussy cut images.

I finished by adding gems to the sentiment tag and the center of one of the flowers and adding lace, loops of thread and Stickles to the berries.

There you have it! Hopefully soon…I’ll get around to creating something else from this craft box.

Supplies

Card Blanks

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Paisley Embossing Folder

Foam Pop Dots

Various Colors of Chalk Inks

Stickles

Lace, Thread and 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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Listen Up Bird Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with another project for Eileen Hull. If you didn’t know the theme this month on her blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and I actually was able to finish a mini album in a bird theme using the Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits. Last week I shared a Butterfly Boy Tag as a substitute project since this has been a crazy month and wasn’t sure I would be able to crank out a bird project. But I did so let’s get started.

I cut out four of the “frames” in patterned cardstock.

I folded the smallest “tab” on all the “frames” and adhered those together along with the larger tabs to the inside of the larger tab. The larger tab will become the spine of the album.

I glued the fronts and the backs of the frames together to create the front and back covers of the album.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock the width of the spine and then “butted” the larger tabs together and adhered the strip of patterned cardstock over the tabs. Next I cut to fit and put together the Bookbinding Thinlit and glued onto the inside of the spine. I cut out a total of eight frames, cut the larger tab off of each frames, folded the smaller tab and adhered each frame together to create four pages. Those were then glued to each “hinge” on the inside of the spine.

Now for the fun! I dug into my stash of embellishments along with using the flowers, leaves and sprigs from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower, Shadow Box Elements and Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits and decorated each page.

I used label diecuts from the Full Size Journal Diecut, Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired) and flowers from theShadow Box Elements Thinlits. Also I stamped the “listen up” sentiment and a label from the Making Plans Stamp Set and used an assortment of embellishments to decorate the cover.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Various Embellishments

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Gems, Fltaback Pearls, Lace and Threads

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Making Plans Release Party with Eileen Hull

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created using Eileen Hull’s newest stamp set called Making Plans with Maker Forte! This set of stamps has so many possibilities! From cards, tags, journals and so much more! I used these stamps on the cover of an unfinished album from a tutorial that Eileen shared on one of her Facebook Lives. Anyways, let’s get started!

I placed an assortment of the label stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked and stamped onto Cream Cardstock and various patterned scraps of cardstock. I also inked up the “dream a little” sentiment stamp and stamped onto one of the labels I had already stamped. I fussy cut all of the labels out and what I don’t use now will be used in finishing the inside…the plan is to do a part two blog post later…so stay tuned!

I also used an assortment of diecuts/thinlits to decorate the cover: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlits, Shadow Box Frames Set 01 Thinlits, Shadow Box Elements Thinlits, Mandala Thinlit, Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits and Full Size Journal Diecut. Can you spot the diecuts I used?

The label stamps are so fun to layer! I had a “partial” label diecut from the Extra Large Journal Diecut that I layered with a bookplate and the “dream a little” sentiment, used water splatter rub ons (49 and Market) and more label stamps along with several flowers, leaves gems and thread loops to finish the cover.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more creativity from the Inspiration and Educator Teams and details on how you can purchase this stamp set. You can find the blog HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 01 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Diecut Machine

Gems, Sequins, Thread

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Boys Dolls Printables

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 Makers Forte, Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Vintage Inspired Button Decor Piece

Hi everyone! For the month of March Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams have been challenged to create something using felt, fabric and fiber and this is what I came up with!

I had fun, for the most part, altering an empty Laughing Cow container and turning it into a fun home decor piece. Originally I was going to create the container where it opened and things could be stored inside but the project went side ways. UGH! I completely abandoned that idea when I couldn’t get the inside of the container fixed the way I wanted it to look.

First off, I placed the container on top of a piece of cardstock and drew around the container (twice, one each for the top and bottom of the container) and cut both circles out. I placed the circles into the 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Gold Luster Wax lightly over the embossed button images.

I adhered the top and bottom of the container together before adding the embossed images, lace and Pom Pom trim.

I cut two Mandala Thinlits from tissue paper and folded to create a lace like trim for the top of the container.

I placed two of the button card stamps from the Button Cards #2 Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I cut both images out, roughed up and added ink around the edges.

The Mandala Thinlits I had cut out earlier I glued to the container.

The button cards I adhered the bottom of each to the container and placed Foam Pop Dots at the top of cards. I dug into my stash of old buttons (that had been cut off whatever that had been sewn onto) and glued to the smaller button card.

I once again dug into my stash and this time I used flowers and leaves that I had cut out from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired). All I had to do was ink and shape before adding to the top of the container.

I finished off the piece by adding cording and thread bows, loose buttons, pearl sprays and a pearl top pin. I love the fact that I was able to up-cycle the cheese container and turn it into something to be used as decor in the home.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration for both of her teams! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Button Cards #2 Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Gold Luster Wax

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Foam Pop Dots

Empty Cheese Container

Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Cording and Thread

Crinoline

Buttons

Pearl Sprays

Pearl Top Pin

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, Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Love Postage Stamp Junk Journal Page

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to hop on and share a quick little junk journal page I created using leftover scraps, bits and pieces of ephemera and a printable girl that is from itKuPiLLiimaginarium. You can find the printable HERE.

I find this is a great way to use up what is laying on my desk and pushes me to get creating in the process. I love how I was able to incorporate a used postage stamp in the layout too. The “Be Mine” tag was from a swap several years ago and is a perfect place for the little girl to “sit”.

I’m slowly adding pages as I can to my junk journal. I shared pages last year on the blog and I had hoped to have the journal filled by now, but…you know…life happens. So maybe this year I’ll get it filled?

Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Fairy Paper Dolls Printable

Scissors

Ephemera

Lace and Thread

Sequins and Flat Back Pearls

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday 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!