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!

A Beary Merry Christmas Cork Journal

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share this project with y’all. Eileen Hull’s teams were sent a package of Surfaces Cork Roll from Sizzix to create something using Eileen’s dies, thinlits and embossing folders. I used the Notepad Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, the label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut (retired) along with some other thinlits and embossing folders from Olivia Rose and Tim Holtz. Let’s get started!

First, I gathered up all my supplies before starting.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both side of a piece of Mat Board, cut the cork and a piece of cardstock to fit the mat board. Next I placed the diecut onto the mat board and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut the cover twice.

I placed the journal cover into the 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder but could not get it to run through the diecut machine, which sent me into a mini panic. But after much tinkering I used two sets of cutting plates and a crease pad to emboss both covers.

I peeled the cork and mat board away from one of the tabs on the spine.

This will make the spine have a “flat” look once it is glued together.

I used a combination of chalk inks on the cover and I also applied with my finger Rose Gold Luster Wax in random spots.

I picked three different shades of green from the Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection and cut three wreaths from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I cut two “open” and wove them through the wreath that I didn’t cut and adhered to the cover.

From the same paper collection I cut out all the parts for the bear from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and used a combo of adhesive sheets and adhesive to piece together.

I lightly inked over parts of the bear and adhered to the cover.

I punched two holes in the top and bottom of the spine with a Crop-A-Dile and set eyelets into each hole before stringing elastic cording through the holes and tying off.

I covered with cardstock a label from the Card Caddy Diecut and the hinge from the Treasure Box Diecut and adhered on top of each other before gluing to the spine.

For the booklets inside the journal I had an A6 plain planner notebook but it was too tall. No problem!

I measured and cut the notebook in half (2 7/8″) and I also added a bit of glue to the stitches on each end of each book to keep it from coming undone.

I covered each book with a festive Christmas cardstock and added a present and a tree from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and seals from the Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired) onto each book.

I’m not sure if I’ll make a December Daily out of this or use as glue book? What would you use it as?

If you haven’t been by Eileen’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: Notepad Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Treasure Box Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Prize Ribbons Diecut (retired)

Sizzix: Surfaces Cork Roll

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Rose Gold Luster Wax

Chalk Ink

A6 Notebook

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Elastic Cording

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 Monday is great and enjoy creating!

December 25th Caddy Box

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a box I created as a companion piece for the Jolly Old St. Nicholas Notepad I shared yesterday. You can find that post HERE. I used Eileen Hull’s Card Caddy Diecut along with a couple of other dies/thinlits. So let’s get started!

First, I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of a piece of Mat Board and placed patterned cardstock to both sides before cutting out one box and two sides.

To make the sides lay flush on the inside of the box I “peeled” the mat board from the tabs.

I adhered the bottom tab on the side panels to each side of the box.

Next I added adhesive to each of the longer tabs and glued each side of the box into place.

Now for the fun part…adding embellishments! I cut and intertwined two wreaths from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with raiding my stash of Christmas ephemera and embellishments and decorated one side of the caddy.

I also added a Santa that I had fussy cut from scrapbook paper (I did the same for the notepad) and glued the word “Christmas” to the label that’s included with the Caddy Card Diecut and a poinsettia to finish.

The notepad fits perfectly inside the box! Also as a side note you can create a journal from the Caddy Card Box. Maybe one day I will get around to making one?

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Christmas Embellishments

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 a Top Crafts Products. 

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

Mum Gift Box

Hi everyone! I can’t believe next week will be Thanksgiving?! Then we hop right into all things Christmas! Yikes! Have you started decorated your homes for Christmas? I want to but haven’t dug out all my Christmas decorations…even though I really want to. Anyways, I want to share a Fall project I created for Eileen Hull (before I jump all in on Christmas) using the Geometric Box Diecut and the Sunflower Diecut. Let’s get started!

First, I cut three of each of the medium and small flowers from the Sunflower Diecut. I crinkled the flowers with my hand and then shaped the petals with tweezers and a Stylus. I adhered each one on top of each other, starting with all the medium flowers followed by the smaller flowers.

I applied Adhesive Sheets on both sides of the Mat Board along with patterned cardstock ( you will need to cut out two geometric panels and one bottom piece). I adhered the panels together and placed and glued the bottom in place.

I adhered lace around the top of the box and placed the flower with added gem to the center, leaves, cording and glittered berry sprigs to finish this project.

This project came together quickly and if you didn’t want to use it as a gift box you could place a battery operated candle inside and it would make a beautiful home decor piece.

Also if you need ideas for the upcoming holidays be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to be blown away by the creativity of her teams! You can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Stylus

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Patterned Cardstock

Gem, Lace, Cording, Glittered Berry Sprigs

Diecut Machine

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 areSizzix, Eileen Hull, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is great 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!

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!

You are a Natural Beauty

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I actually created several months ago for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release and never got around to sharing. This project I used the Book Box Diecut but used the hinge on the shorter side of the box instead of the longer side.

I placed Adhesive Sheets on both side of the Mat Board before adding cardstock (Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)) to either side and running through the Diecut Machine.

I put the box together according to the directions but as I stated above I cut the hinge down to fit the side of the box because I had a “mess up” that I had to cover up…ooops!

I cut out a frame from the Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired). I placed Foam Pop Dots on the back before placing onto the box. I used embellishments from the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection, a couple of store bought flowers and flower diecuts from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate the lid of the box.

I adhered lace, thread and added gems to the center of the flowers to finish off the box.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately you can find her latest posts from her teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

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

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)

Foam Pop Dots

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Lace, Gems, Thread

Stylus

Store Bought Flowers

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Floral Phone Stand with a Twist

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of my project that I shared a peek at a couple of weeks ago for the Eileen Hull Chapter one Release Party. You can find that post HERE. Instead of creating just a phone stand I took it one step further with the Phone Stand Diecut and created a small desk top organizer.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board, placed patterned cardstock onto both sides of the adhesive mat board, placed on top of the Phone Stand Diecut and run through the Diecut Machine.

For the “pocket” on the organizer I used the “pocket/bed” of the Vintage Truck Diecut (using the same steps as above), cut in half and cut each side at an angle.

I put the stand together according to the directions but the bottom piece with the prongs I did not fold according to the direction but left flat and adhered to the bottom of the stand. I glued each piece (pocket/bed diecut) to the bottom on either side of the stand.

From the Phone Stand Diecut I cut a smaller piece, at the fold on the diecut, to create the pocket and adhered to either side of the “pocket/bed diecut”. I also used cloths pins to hold the pieces together until it completely dried. The flap underneath was glued to the bottom of the organizer to create the pocket.

From a previous project I had a leftover label from the Full Size Journal Diecut that I added to the pocket. A goal I have for this year is to use what I have in my massive stash of crafts so I dug out a Prima flower, which I embellished with a flatback pearl, cardstock leave diecuts, loops of thread and pearl spays to finish this project.

You can fit a small planner and ink pen in it perfectly!

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been unto you can find the latest blog posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Flowers and Cardstock Leaves Diecuts

Flatback Pearl

Thread

Pearl Sprays

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

New Eileen Hull Chapter One Release!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share a little sneak peek of my Chapter 1 release with you! This diecut collection is so versatile, practical and fun to embellish.

The Phone Stand, and XL Scoreboards die, is a MUST-you need one for every room! Make for yourself, family, friends, for gifts or to sell-the die cuts the stand in one pass and is very easy to assemble.

The Book Box can be used to make a book or a box that holds A-2 greeting cards. What a great way to package handmade cards…or a quick and easy book!

Add the Vintage Buttons Embossing Folder to create vintage backgrounds for cards, journals, pages and tags. The 3D effect is stunning when you add a little Luster Wax to bring out the highlights…

The Snail Mail Thinlits die cuts a postal pane that coordinates with two of Eileen’s Snail Mail Maker Forte Stamps. This die was designed to use on the front of a A-2 card!

The dies may be found in local scrapbook stores, online and Eileen’s ETSY Store.

Here is a couple of little peeks of my project and I will share the full reveal later this month so be sure to stop back by!

Stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration from the rest of her teams. You can find her blog HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Buttons Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Luster Wax

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheets

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

(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!

Field Notes Journal

Hi everyone! After I short break from the holidays I’m back with a project I created for the collaborating between Eileen Hull’s teams and GelPress! This collab has been going on the whole month of January and at the end of this post I will share links for those posts.

I chose to use a cut out I had laying around from the Notebook Diecut-663635(retired).

I gathered up some stencils, acrylic paints along with the Gel Press Printing Plate and Brayer. I’m looking forward to trying the plate and the brayer since this will be the first time using these. So let’s get started!

First I applied dollops of paint to the plate and with the brayer covered the plate with the paint.

I placed the notebook diecut (cover side down), placed a piece of cardstock over the diecut and plate and with the brayer rolled over the diecut and plate. The photo below is just paint that’s been applied to the plate with no stencils. It’s kind of cool how the paint separated on the plate and left negative areas on the notebook diecut.

I applied more paint to the plate and used two stencils, Petal Stencil and Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued), to add texture and a design to the cover.

I had a leftover label from another project from the Full Size Journal Diecut which I applied paint with the plate and brayer. I also used the Field Notes Stamp from the Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued) and stamped the label. I strung two pieces of elastic cording through the ends of the label and tied.

I slipped the label and elastic around the spine of the notebook and placed two store bought notebooks under the elastic.

From my stash of fussy cut printables I adhered a floral bulb to the cover to complete.

If you would like to know more about GelPress you can find them HERE for more inspiration. Also if you haven’t seen the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator Teams you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut-663635(retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

GelPress: Gel Press Printing Plate

GelPress: Brayer

Acrylic Paints

TCW: Petal Stencil

TCW: Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued)

Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued)

Elastic Cording

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Floral Printable

Scissors

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, GelPress and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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