This Everyday Life Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog! I’m still working out the kinks of WordPress…so different from blogger…so bare with me. Well, anyway I want to share my project that I created for Eileen Hull this month. The theme for August is junk journals. Some of you might be wondering what is a junk journal? It’s anything! Junk mail, old book pages, old music papers, tags off of clothing, scraps of notebook paper, scrap of cardstock that “you think” might be too small to use, that one lonely sticker that you have no idea what to do with it, etc. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a junk journal.

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I had actually started this journal in March and Covid happened! I had to go to Nashville for a week and a half and watch my grandson while my son worked from home and my daughter in law was at the time stilling going into the office to work until she was finally sent home to work too. I had forgotten how hard it was to do anything with…at the time…17 month old getting up early and going non-stop.

I started the cover of this journal by cutting a Gift Box with Gift Box Scalloped Edges and Label Diecut from Mat Board.

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I measured and cut 1 5/8″ (spine) for both covers and a 1 5/8″ mat board for the additional spine. I adhered both 1 5/8″ spines together to create the first spine and the small flap at the end of the box I adhered the additional 1 5/8″ spine to the flap and the scalloped flap to the other side of the spine. Apologies for no step out photos, I thought I had taken photos of those steps but apparently not. I cut patterned cardstock larger that the journal cover and adhered the edges to the inside and then cut and adhered cardstock to the inside. I decorated both the outside and inside with leftover diecuts, stickers and embellishments. I also added velcro to the flap and cover to keep closed, a decorative eyelet to the spine and a charm to dangle from the spine.

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I cut two strips of cardstock 3″ wide and folded every 3″. I adhered the ends of the  two cardstocks together to create a pocket to hold a tag and adhered one of the 3″ squares to the inside of the cover. I forgot to glue ribbon to the inside cover before adhering the accordion style pages to the inside. So my solutions was to “chunk up” the pages so when it is closed the pages don’t sag.

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So now for the fun stuff! Decorating the pages! I won’t go into too many details on how I decorated the pages since for the most part are self explanatory.

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I used lots of scraps of cardstock and stickers to decorate the pages.

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I also created tuck spots throughout the journal.

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I used scraps of accounting paper that I cut, folded and stapled together to create tiny journals. To keep those in place I added belly bans to hold them.

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I hope you have enjoy my take on what a junk journal is to me.

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If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has created you can find those blog posts HERE and HERE.

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

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Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Gift Box Scalloped Edges and Label Diecut

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks, Embellishments, Diecuts and Stickers

Charm, Eyelet and Trim

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
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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. 
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Oh, How I Love Flowers Rolodex Card

Hey everyone! I’m back with another quick project I created for the Easter Swap I was in awhile back. I used a Rolodex Diecut that I had purchased from Stampin’ Up! several years ago(retired). But there are Memorydex diecuts that can be used instead and you can find those diecuts HERE and HERE.
I did a lot of layering with what I had on hand in my stash. I started by adding a Medallion Diecut (retired) to the corner of the rolodex card. I know you can barely see it but it was how I built up the layering on the card. 
I cut a chipboard banner in to and placed next to the medallion diecut and the other half of the banner I placed on top of the medallion. I added Foam Pop Dots to the other end of the banner. I backed a flower sticker with cardstock and fussy cut and added behind the banner. I placed flowers and leaves diecuts from my stash also to the card.
I finished off by adding two sentiments from my stash to complete the rolodex card. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Stickers, Chipboard Banner, Various Floral and Leaves Diecuts
Gems 
(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 Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Oh Deer! Rolodex Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another rolodex card I created for a swap I was in. This rolodex consisted of me using a bunch of leftover scraps and diecuts from previous projects that I had laying around on my desk.

I added a Medallion Diecut to the corner of the rolodex card. I placed Foam Pop Dots to the banners to give depth to the rolodex card and then I started adding leaves and heart punches, lace, ribbon and cheese cloth. I used a deer sticker from Maggie Holmes which I placed on a piece of cardstock and fussy cut before adhering on top of the banners. I added a flower from my stash to the deer.

There you have it! A rolodex made with what I had laying on my desk! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Memorydex Cards HERE and HERE
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Various Patterned Cardstock
Lace
Cheese Cloth
Ribbon
Various Punches
Gem
Maggie Holmes: Bloom Stickers (retired)

(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 Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

i-crafter: This is My Story Exploding Shaker Box

Hi there! I hope everyone is doing well. Today over on the i-crafter blog I share how I created this fun project using the Exploding Shaker Box and a couple other diecuts.

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You can find my blog post HERE with more photos and the how to’s. Also if you need more inspiration you can find more projects from the team HERE. If you would like to purchase these diecuts along with other you can find the site HERE.

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Supplies

i-crafter: Exploding Shaker Box Diecuts 
i-crafter: Tunnel Card Base, Swan Diecuts
i-crafter: Floral Garden Diecuts
i-crafter: i-Press Burnisher and Foam Pad
Diecut Machine
Foam Adhesive
Sequins
Gems
Seed Beads
Various Patterned Cardstock
Chipboard Embellishments 
Thread
Stickers
Buttons
Paper Cutter
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Scissors

(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 i-crafter, A Cherry on Top and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

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Collect Beautiful Moments Box with Eileen Hull

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share Eileen Hull’s newest  Gift Box with Scalloped Edges and Label Diecut from her Chapter One Collection! There is so much you can do with this diecut. The obvious is a box that you can add a gift inside if you like, a book or just decorate and use as a home decor piece.
For my project I used cardstock and cut a parts from an old Recollections paper pad I had. After I put the box together according to the directions I adhered corner protectors to each corner of the box and gems. 
  I raided my stash of paper flowers and other paper ephemera and added to the box.
I also used chipboard embellishments and stickers from Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes. I tried to add as much dimension as I could to each side. I accomplished this adding Foam Pop Dots to the back of the embellishments.
The top of the box I adhered a doily, decorative diecut, buttons, paper flower and a bow made from cording. 
For more inspiration hop on over to Eileen’s blog for more creativity from her team. You can find this month’s post HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies
Patterned Cardstock
Chipboard Embellishments
Stickers
Corner Protectors 
Cording
Buttons
Paper Flowers
(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 Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Finding Happiness Pocket Notebook

Hi everyone! I want to share my other journal I created for Eileen Hull for her trip to the UK in September using her newest Pocket Notebook Diecut.
First I gathered up an assortment of Maggie Holmes cardstock Collections to create this journal. Then I applied Adhesive Sheets to the front and back of Matboard before placing cardstock on the front and back of the matboard.
I placed the Pocket Notebook Diecut on top of the matboard and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut two covers out.
I lined up the holes on the spine where only three holes showed both on the top and bottom and adhered together. I cut cardstock to fit both the inside and outside of the spine. I used a Crop A Dile to punch holes and set eyelets in the spine. I also added the elastic cording and tied off inside the spine.
I used the Nestled Borders Rectangles Diecut, stickers, pom pom trim, heart and gem and a couple of flowers and a leaf from Eileen’s Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts to decorate the cover of the journal. If you haven’t checked out the rest of the Inspiration Team’s projects on Eileen’s blog you can find those posts: HERE, HERE, HEREHERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Maggie Holmes: Cardstock Collections
Elastic Cording
Pom Pom Trim
Heart Gem
Eyelets
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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Scrapbook.com, Sizzix and Eileen Hull Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!