Condensed Snowflake December Daily Journal Reveal

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with the full reveal of my December Daily using Eileen Hull’s Full Size Journal Diecut. My motto it’s never to early to start working on a Christmas project…it’s my favorite time of year. So let’s get started!

All I had was the 6″x13″ Mat Board so I decided I would create a traveler’s notebook since I had notebooks on hand. Well, after applying Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the mat board and file folders to either side I cut two covers. One was a little off so I was going to even it up with my Paper Cutter…the cover slipped so I wound up cut both sides down to 3 1/2″ wide. Before adhesive the spine together I “peeled” one of the indented pieces of the spine off so the spine would be flat.

I cut a piece of polka dotted cardstock and adhered to the cover. Next I cut the circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued to the bottom corner of the journal.

I dressed up the snowflake with a mini snowflake ornament (I cut the hanger off), sequins, round and snowflakes, flatback pearls and the edges of the front and back covers I adhered Pom Pom Trim and gold Ric Rac.

Next I set eyelets in each hole before stringing elastic inside the journal and cut and placed cut patterned cardstock, notebook, accounting and dotted papers to create the inside signature.

I will probably add more pages to it later as I go but for now it is finished. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to check the latest creation from the Inspiration and Educator Teams. You can find those posts HERE and HERE.

If you have any questions about this project let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Big Shot Plus Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Cardstocks, Notebook, Accounting and Dot Paper

Mini Snowflake Ornament, Sequins and Flatback Pearls

Eyelets

Elastic

Two File Folders

Pom Pom and Ric Rac Trims

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

(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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From Post Box Diecut to Desktop Organizer

Hi everyone! I’m back with this month’s project for Eileen Hull! I’d started my Post Box project last month but decided I really didn’t like how it looked. (Raise your hand if have several unfinished projects laying in your craft room that you weren’t feeling it or it wasn’t going the way you envisioned it?) I wanted to take the Post Box Diecut in a different direction than what it was originally made for and this is what I came up with.

I started by measuring and cutting a piece of Mat Board to only cover the box part and a tiny part of the flap of the Post Box Diecut. I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the mat board, placed patterned cardstock on top of the adhesive sheet along with the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. The excess piece of mat board I did the same steps with the adhesive sheet and patterned cardstock but this time I place in the center of what is considered the bottom of the box (I rarely measure I’m a “eye baller”) and run through the diecut machine.

I cut the tiny part of the flap off.

Then I used a strong adhesive to glue both boxes together.

I adhered the smaller box to the lower half of the larger box.

I fussy cut some of the foliage and flowers out from a scrap of the patterned cardstock I used. I wrapped cording around both boxes and adhered a pre-made flower, bows made from cording and thread and the fussy cut images to the box.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have created! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheet

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Cording and Thread

Pre-made Flower

Patterned Cardstock

(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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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So Sweet Shabby Chic Tennis Shoe

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project that I am so excited over. I have long wanted to revisit some of the diecuts that I have in my collections that I haven’t used in years. I was inspiration by @mintycraftsbycharlie on Instagram over the tennis shoe she created from cardstock and since I have the 3D Shoe Diecut #658987 (retired) that is by Eileen Hull I thought why not try and make a tennis shoe for myself?

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I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of a piece of Mat Board and cut and placed patterned cardstock on both sides of the piece of mat board before placing on top of the shoe diecut and running through the Diecut Machine.

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I  shaped, folded the tabs and adhered the sides of the shoe diecut to the soul diecut.

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I folded the bottom tab, shaped the “tongue diecut” and adhered to the front opening of the shoe.

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I laced up the shoe with ribbon to keep the shape of the shoe while I worked on the “toe area”. I used a scalloped circle diecut (I used a Spellbinder’s diecut that is retired) which I cut 3/4 of it in half and the other half I glued to the back heel. I started by adhering a small portion of the scalloped circle diecut to the toe.

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I cut on either side of the scalloped circles of the diecut.

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I glued the scalloped circles to either side of the shoe making sure I shaped (rounded) the toe as I applied adhesive.

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I also added tissue to the inside of the toe so if it got bumped it wouldn’t loose it shape.

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I added patterned cardstock and trim around the bottom of the shoe.

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I added gems to the scalloped circle diecut, a tab and fussy cut butterfly to the back.

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I used two different sized circle punches, fussy cut rose and I adhered all to the tongue of the shoe. So what do you think? As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: 3D Shoe Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Spellbinder: Scalloped Circles

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Trim and Ribbon

Gems

Circle Punch

First Edition Paper: Pretty Posy Paper Collection

(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. 

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Decoupage Journal Cover DIY

Hey everyone! Today I am playing along with the Designer Crafts Connection’s Decoupage Link Party Blog Hop! I’m sharing a simply journal cover I created using the Pocket Notebook Diecut, Botanical Tissue Paper and Mod Podge.
I started by cutting out two Pocket Notebook diecuts covers from Mat Board.
I cut two pieces of the Botanical Tissue Paper larger than the pocket notebook covers. I applied the Mod Podge to the covers with a sponge brush and then carefully placed the tissue paper onto the covers. 
I also slowly worked the air bubbles out and what didn’t rub out disappeared with two more coats of Mod Podge.
I adhered both halves of the cover together, added a decorative oval diecut and a chipboard flower sticker to the cover.
I adhered patterned cardstock to the inside covers and spine. I also strung the spine with elastic cording to hold notebooks and closure.
There you have it! I plan on adding junk journal style notebooks to this at a later date so stay tuned. Be sure to hop along with the rest of the DCC team and see how they used decoupage in their projects. You can  the post HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Sponge Brush
Elastic Cording
Patterned Cardstock
Floral Chipboard Sticker and Oval Diecut
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 Products. 


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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!

Genuine Vintage Pocket Notebook

Hi everyone! I want to share this Vintage Baseball Pocket Notebook I create for Eileen to take on her trip to the UK. Also I thought why not share since the World Series will be starting soon.

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Mat Board, placed the cardstock on both sides, run through the Diecut Machine and I cut two covers out. 
Also the cardstock I used is from Authentique, it’s retired and I can’t find the package to tell you what the name of the collection is…sorry. 😔 I added a “one of a kind” journaling card from the same collection to the cover. And I fussy cut from another journaling card two baseball players which I adhered one player to the front corner of the cover and added three black gems to each corner of the one of the “one of a kind” journaling card .

The back of the journal I adhered the other baseball players and a couple of  banners to the lower corner.
I lined the last hole up on the spine and adhered together. For a more finished look I cut another piece of wood patterned cardstock and adhered to the spine and set Eyelets in each of the holes.
I ran the elastic cording through the button holes and the middle holes on the spine and tied off. I did add a little adhesive to the back of the button to keep it from sliding around.
I ran elastic cording through the holes on the spine and tied off inside the cover. There is eight elastic bands that can hold journals.
I forgot to add that I applied an adhesive sheet to the back of piece of cardstock and then I cut the word “journal” out from the Journaling Words Diecuts and placed it at the top of the journal cover. There you have it a completed journal cover and all that needs to be added is notebooks. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the rest of her Inspiration Team has created! You can find this month’s posts: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut
Elastic Cording
Button
Gems
Cardstock
(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 Sizzix and Eileen Hull Products. 

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

Tutti Frutti Business Card Holder

Hi everyone! I am back with another project from Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection the Gift Card Folder and Label 2 Diecut
I placed a piece of Mat Board on top of the diecut and run through the Diecut Machine.

I covered both the inside and outside with cardstock from the My Mind’s Eye Tutti Frutti Paper Pad.
I use mostly Zip Dry Adhesive but I chose to use Fabri-Fix to adhere the flaps together. I started with the first two flaps.
I used a cloth pin to keep the flaps together until they dried and then I added adhesive to the last flap and cloth pinned until dry.
The label diecut I covered with the same paper pad I used on the holder and adhered to the bottom of the holder. I cut several flowers and leaves from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts (retired) and Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Framelits out of the same paper pad.
I shaped the flowers and leaves with a Stylus before adhering to the front of the holder. I added a sequin and a gem to the center of the flower. 
On the back side of the holder I added a strip of cardstock to the spool, a bird punched from patterned cardstock and I “wadded” the flowers up and then shaped along with the leaves. I added a brad from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads to the center of one of the flowers before adhering all to the backside of the holder.
I completed by adding my business cards to the holder. 😊 Be sure to stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find the latest blog post HERE. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Framelits 
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts (retired)
My Mind’s Eye: Tutti Frutti Paper Pad
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Beacon Adhesive: Fabri-Fix Adhesive
Bird Punch
Wooden Spool
Sequin
Gem

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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Eileen Hull: Winged Charlotte Wrap Journal

Hi everyone! I want to share one of my projects I created for Creativation this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 which should be hitting your locate craft and hobby store any time this month. I am SOOOOO in love with this newest Wrapped Journal Diecut and I’m sure you will be too!!! Go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back because this is a photo heavy blog post. 😊

For some reason I thought I had taken a photo of the front of the journal laid out completely but I didn’t. I must have got into a “zone” when I was creating this 😉. I inked both spines, inside and out with Faded Jeans Distressed Stain and once dry I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink, added a little water, loaded a paint brush with the color and splattered onto the spines.

I decorated the journal inside with blue and silver cardstock from Momenta. On the cover I fussy cut flowers from a piece of leftover cardstock and adhered to the cover. 
Next I added a metal frame and before adding a frozen Charlotte doll (I made from a mold) I glued fussy cut butterfly wings I had in my stash to the back. I forgot to add that before gluing down the metal frame I added loops of thread too.

I punched tiny holes into the spine and sewed two buttons into place. Side note I did add a little adhesive to keep the buttons from moving around. I punched a small hole in the cover and before adding the brad I tied off a piece of seam binding and added a bit of adhesive for good measure to hold everything in place.

I adhered mini pom pom trim to the inside cover of the journal and strung elastic cording to hold the little booklets I created in place.

I cut two papers per signature slightly smaller than the journal and stitched together for a total of four booklets.

I used a wide assortment of diecuts and printables that I had leftover from past projects.

The printables I found in a shop called One Crab Apple on etsy.

Creating these little journals are a great way to use up leftover scraps and bit and pieces of embellishments that you have laying around.

Notice the butterfly theme through out the journal.

I used the “wander” diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts

I always remove the zippers and the zipper pulls from bedding packaging and use them as a “body” for butterflies.

I love adding bits of trim to the edges of the pages for a little interest and texture.

Instead of gluing images completely down on the page I only added glue at the bottom and side to create a nice tuck spot for journaling cards.

More little tuck spots behind this sweet little girl image.

This oval diecut I added glue to the top and bottom so all you have to do is slide a photo or journaling card underneath the oval frame.

Several of the fussy cut butterflies I adhered down the center just in case more journaling notes could be added at a later date.

Some of the pages I kept simple for either journaling or photos that can be added later.

Tim Holtz’s Paper Doll where the perfect touch of whimsy throughout this journal.

I turned a journaling spot diecut side ways to create a belly band to hold these two tags.

If you have leftover alphabets use them randomly or as a cute saying in your journal.

I love how the bit of ribbon turned out on the butterfly! It’s the perfect color combo! 

The Pom Pom trim adds an adorable touch to the side of this page.

The yellow scalloped piece of cardstock was leftover from a diecut I used on another project. Instead of throwing it away I added it to the bottom of the page for an extra pop of color.

On the last page I added  adhesive to the bottom of the diecut to create a pocket to hold a journaling card.

Now are you as EXCITED as I am about this new wrap journal?!?!?!? There are so many possibilities  with this diecut!!! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the rest of the team is doing with this amazing diecut! You can find last week’s blog post HERE.

As always if you have any type of question about this project, the wrap journal, etc. please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6
Simon Monday Challenge: Anything But A Card
Mini Album Makers Challenge: June Mini Albums

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

Vintage Floral Caddy Organizer

Hi everyone! This has been one busy month and I’m just now finishing and able to share my project this month for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team! The team has been sharing some creative organizing tutorials using Eileen’s diecuts. You can find the past posts for the month HERE, HERE and HERE.


For my project I decided I wanted to create something that could hold all the little booklets of journaling cards that I had accumulated. I added Adhesive Sheets to Mat Board and applied patterned cardstock to the mat board prior to cutting five pockets and two sides from Caddy Bag Diecut.

I adhered all the pockets to each other and the last pocket that would be glued to the side I “flipped” so it would mirror the other side. I covered a piece of mat board with patterned cardstock to fit underneath the bottom of the caddy. This makes it more sturdy.

I covered both sides of the pockets with patterned cardstock, added some decorative diecuts and box corners and it’s finished!

I’ve added some of my journaling cards, couple of pencils and jumbo paper clips and I am ready to create! As always if you have questions about this projects please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #326-#327


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


Bloom Tea Cup

Hi everyone! I am back again with another quick project for Eileen Hull and Stampotique collaboration this month! I cut the 3D Tea Cup die from Matboard and embossed with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder.


I forgot to photograph the tea cup while I was inking…oops! 😕 But I used Eileen’s ColorBox  Hydrangea Blends which can be found in a set in her shop on etsy HERE. First I added a dab on ink on a tray and watered down and then painted onto the individual pieces. Once dry I lightly inked over the pieces again with the blend to make the embossing stand out. Once that was completed I put together according to the direction on the packaging.


Next I stamped the Kassa’s Bloom onto a piece of watercolor paper. From the same Colorbox Blends Set that the Hydrangea Blend came from I watered down the Tutu and Wildberry Blends and watercolored the flower. Also I used the Melon Blend and Nutmeg Blends which you can find those HERE and HERE.


Next I fussy cut the flower out and added a combo of Stickles and Icicle Glimmer Glaze to the flower and let dry. I cut out and Glimmer Misted a leaf from the Leaves, Spring Diecut.

I adhered the flower and leaf to the front of the tea cup along with thread and twine. 

If you have missed any of the past projects this month you can find Eileen’s Inspiration Team’s projects HERE, HERE and HERE. Stampotique Design Team’s project can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

 I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-#289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: SDC275

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