TCW and Eileen Hull Crafty Collaboration Notepad Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project I created for the TCW and Eileen Hull collab! I’m excited to get to try the Ocean Blue Stencil Butter for the first time along with the Petal Mandala Stencil and Uplifting Stamps. I choose the Notepad Diecut to use all these TCW products on so lets get started!

I had painted the outside of the covers for another project but changed my mind and decided to use the Ocean Blue Stencil Butter since it complemented the light green. I secured the stencil to the cover and used a Paint Knife to spread the Stencil Butter over the stencil.

I removed the stencil carefully from the cover.

I placed the stencil over the back cover and rubbed. It left a cool reverse design.

Next I added a blue watercolor splatter to a piece of Watercolor Paper and once dry, inked and stamped one of the butterflies from the Uplifting Stamps onto the paper.

I splattered watered down white and a teal paints on both covers and while that dried I cut a total of four “spines” with a half inch “flap” from the notepad die (sorry I didn’t get photos of that step…I was in a zone). I glued all together and cut to fit the bottom of the diecut. I covered the “spine” with patterned cardstock both inside and out before adhering the butterfly image to the front of the holder.

I finished off by adding a couple notepads to the holder. If you need more inspiration stop by Eileen Hull’s Blog for the latest and be sure to follow TCW on their blog which can be found HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notepad Diecut

TCW: Ocean Blue Stencil Butter

TCW: Petal Mandala Stencil

TCW: Uplifting Stamps

Paint Knife

Watercolor Paper

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Watercolor Brushes

Patterned Cardstock

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

(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 TCW, Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

My Top Five Favorite Eileen Hull Journal Projects for 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

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

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Pocket Notebook Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Needle Book Diecut (retired)

Diecut Machine

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Chapter Two Blog Hopping with Eileen Hull: Boho Trinket Box

Hi everyone! Today is the day! Thanks for joining us for the Eileen Hull Release Party Blog Hop! The Inspiration Team is excited they can finally share their Sizzix Chapter 2 projects. All throughout April, the designers will be sharing tutorials and videos!
The Tiny Book measures 2 1/4” x 3” and is just the right size for wallet size photos, stamps, quotes, tags or tiny cards. The Tiny Book Case is designed to hold the book, a gift card, earrings, or small treats. If you haven’t gotten your hands on a Tiny Book and Tiny Book Case yet, you can find them at your local retailer, HERE or in Eileen’s ETSY Store.
I created a little trinket box with the Tiny Book Case. I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Matboard before placing patterned cardstock to both sides of the matboard. I placed the diecut on top of the matboard and run through the Diecut Machine. I folded and adhered together according to the direction on the packaging.
I punched a hole with a Crop-A-Dile into the top center of the flap on the box.

I added the clap to the elastic before tying off on the inside of the box.

I adhered a couple of scalloped circle punches to the clasp along with a frozen Charlotte doll from my stash. I finished off by adhering pom pom trim to the flap, thread, a flower and leaf punch to the clasp.

Now for the fun stuff! Please hop down the list to see what the team has been working on. If you leave a “love” (comment) on each of the designer’s posts by April 6th, you will be entered to win a Tiny Book die! The winner will be announced on Eileen’s Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 7th. Pretty easy huh?

Tonya Trantham (you are here)
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Case
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Vintage Frozen Charlotte Image
Patterned Cardstock
Pom Pom Trim
Various Punches
Elastic Cording
Thread 
Gem

(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, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Sneak Peek of Eileen Hull’s Newest Diecut!

Hi everyone! It’s been a bit since my last blog post. I had to go to Nashville and watch my grandson for the past two weeks while my son and daughter in law work from home because of covid-19 so I didn’t get any blog posts finished but did get some crafting in after my son and daughter in law’s work day ended. I do hope everyone is taking care of themselves. 
But the reason I’m on today is I want to share a sneak peek of  my project using Eileen Hull‘s newest diecut that will be released. The Inspiration Team will be doing a blog hop April 1st and Eileen will be doing a Facebook Live that you don’t want to miss. So set your calendars and be sure to come back on April 1st to see the complete reveal and hop along with the rest of the team! I’ve also included a link to view all of Eileen Hull’s diecuts HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I had started this project almost two years ago…do you have  several of those types of projects laying around? 😬 I had started this for another design team that I was on but the company was bought out and all the design team members were let go. Soooo I just laid it aside with the intent of finishing it for one of Eileen Hull’s projects. When I did pick it back up to work on it I found out the Needle Book diecut had been retired. Soooo I put it up again until now. One of my goals for this year is to work on my mountain of unfinished projects…along with new projects, of course! 😁  
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to the front and the back of a piece of Mat Board, placing on top of the diecut and running through the Diecut Machine. I then cut the diecut down the middle of the spine.
I cut another needle book from mat board and I cut it down the middle diecut. I measured 1″ on each side of the fold and cut.
Then I cut another piece of matboard 2″ wide by 3 5/8″ high and adhered each 1″ sides to the matboard. This re-enforces the spine of the needle book.
I adhered each of the covers to each of the flaps of the spine.
I measured on the inside of the spine and marked where I would sew in the signatures and punched small holes on both ends of the spine.
Each signature has 8 pieces of patterned cardstock. I used an abundance of leftover scraps from my stash.
I punched holes in the signatures and sewed each one into the spine and tied off.
Before decorating the inside pages I decorated the cover with a frozen Charlotte that I made with a mold and paper clay. I inked it and added butterfly wings to the back. I added an oval diecut, a flower with leaves before adhering the frozen Charlotte to the cover. 
I added bits of ephemera, scraps of cardstock, diecuts, etc. to the pages of this mini. 

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Mini Album Makers Challenge: February


Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Ephemera
Paper Flowers
Twine
Needle
Frozen Charlotte Figurine 
Various Patterned Cardstocks Scraps

(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 Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Memo Pad Holder and Pen Clip with Eileen Hull

Hi everyone! I’m back from Creativation and I had a tiring but fun time! I hope to do a blog post later about my adventures there in the next week or two…it is so hard to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, I want to share my project using Eileen Hull’s newest Display Stand Diecut.
I started by placing Adhesive Sheets on both sides of the Matboard and adding patterned cardstock over the adhesive (this makes it so much easier) before placing the diecut on top and running through the Diecut Machine.

I tried to put the stand together according to the directions but I bent the diecut the wrong way to begin with…can we say up oh…the bottom front of the diecut once I put it together right was buckled up pretty bad. BUT!!! I was able to cover up my mistake with hot pink gems which in my opinion dressed it up. I cut a piece of cardstock about an inch wide and the length of the stand and adhered each end to the stand. I created a belly band which I then placed the back sheet of the memo pad through the band. This is an easy way to replace the pad of paper once it is used up.

Next I cut a piece of elastic to fit around an ink pen and adhered each end to each side of a binder clip. 

From my stash of flowers and leaves I had cut from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits Dies I shaped flowers and leaves and adhered to the top of the display stand and to the binder clip. 

I also added buttons, glossy dots and loops of green thread to the center of each flower. 

I placed an ink pen into the binder clip holder before clipping to the side of the display stand. This diecut has so many possibilities! As always if you have questions about this project please let me know. To see the rest of Eileen’s Inspiration Teams projects you can find the posts HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Display Stand Diecut
Memo Pad
Gems
Binder Clip
Elastic
Thread
Buttons
Glossy Dots
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Anna Griffin Cardstock (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 Sizzix and Eileen Hull Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Fall is in the Air House

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that in about a week Autumn will officially be here. As many of you know I am not really a fan of cooler weather, leaves changing colors or pumpkin spice latte (I’m allergic to cinnamon) but today I am over on Eileen Hull’s blog sharing how I created this fun little Fall house. I love the colors and the texture…it is the first time using extra heavy gel…and how didn’t I know about this gel sooner??? 😮 Anyway you can find my blog post HERE.
Also I’ve included links to all of the supplies I used in this projects.
Supplies

ColorBox: Cornucopia Chalk Paintbox-Red Barn, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Butter dark Brown, Mint, Dark Moss
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Mandala Art Screen
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut 
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Spatula 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Gems
Cording
Crinoline Fabric
Glass Tray
Chipboard Flower

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Seashell Journal

Hi everyone! I am back with a project I had originally created for ClearSnap using their ColorBox products. If you haven’t heard ClearSnap has closed there doors 😭 which makes me very sad. Their chalk inks where the first I had ever used and I absolutely fell in love with them. I hope that there is some company out there that might buy them out so we all can still enjoy using their wonderful inks, stamps, art screens, etc. I also used Eileen Hull’s Notebook Diecut for this project which is very easy to decorate. 
First off I placed the Mat Board on top of Notebook Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the Diecut MachineI placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the notebook diecut, loaded Art Daubers with the following Misty Meadow Chalk Inks: Ice Blue, French Blue, Ice Jade and Wisteria Chalk Inks and inked the cover. 

Once the notebook was completely covered I removed the art screen.

I removed the cover from a plain store bought notebook, punched two holes (top and bottom) in the spine of the notebook cover and did the same with plain notebook. 

Before tying off  the plain notebook to the inside cover I add a tassel to spine with Jute.

I inked the Faux Postal Rollagraph with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and rolled onto White Cardstock. Next I fussy cut the seashell stamp image out with Scissors. I loaded art daubers with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink from the Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points, inked the seashell image and edges and adhered to the notebook cover.

I placed white cardstock on top of journal diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts  placed between cutting plates and run through diecut machine. I inked an art dauber with Wisteria Chalk Ink from the Misty Meadow Chalk Inks, inked the journal diecut and adhered above seashell image.

I finished off by punching a hole in front cover of notebook and placing a screw fastener. I cut and tied jute to the jute on spine, tied off and placed around the  Screw Fastener to create a closure. Since I used Eileen’s diecuts in this project you can find more inspiration from the rest of her team HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

ColorBox: Misty Meadow Chalk Ink-Ice Blue, French Blue, Wisteria, Ice Jade
ColorBox: Geometrics Art Screen
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Faux Postal Rollagraph
ColorBox: Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points-Creamy Brown 
Plain Notebook (store bought)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Diecuts
Tassel (store bought)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Spare Parts: Screw Fastener
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Beach Babe House

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a new project for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team! I used Eileen’s newest diecut, House Ornament Diecut, from the Chapter 3 Collection and I went with a beach theme for my little house using the Tutti Frutti 6’x6″ Paper Pad and the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads by My Mind’s Eye.

I started by cutting out two house diecuts from Mat Board with a Diecut Machine. With a pair of Scissors I cut one of the bottom flaps off since it won’t be needed. I adhered the house together according to directions on the packaging.

I added White Frost Metallic Lustre to the smaller Vignette Base and let dry while continuing to work on the beach house.

The little window tag from the house diecut I inked with what was leftover on my Art Dauber and I also cut the cross section out from the window. From the Tutti Frutti 6’x6″ Paper Pad I traced and cut out a swimmer on a float and adhered to the back of the window. I made sure the face showed through the window. 
From the same paper pad I cut and adhered patterned paper to the roof but before adhering I inked the edges of the roof with chalk ink. I fussy cut an assortment of flowers and leaves out and adhered to the side of the roof.
I cut three flowers out from the Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts. I slightly crumpled all three flowers and then shaped the edges with a Stylus. I added a brad from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads to the flower and adhered a bit of ribbon and yellow thread to the back before gluing to the roof.
I made a small bow with seam binding and covered the center of the bow with a brad from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads. I used a small amount of seam binding to tie the roof together and then adhered the bow on top of that. I added a small bow to the window tag and tied that around the seam binding bow. From the computer I printed the sentiment “Beach Babe” which I cut out and adhered to the tag. I fussy cut a small flower and leaves from the paper pad and added to the roof and the corner of the tag. I also added a couple small loops of thread to the corner of the tag.

I cut and adhered patterned paper from the same paper pad to the outside and bottom of the house. I adhered trim to both sides of the roof. I printed the Beach House sentiment and adhered to the front of the house and added blue gems to the top of the roofs on both sides and to either side of the sentiment.

Before adding the swim suit girl from the Tutti Frutti Decorative Brads I changed out the brad and I cut a small flower diecut from the same paper pad using the smallest flower diecut from the Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts and added to the swim suit girl.

I added more fussy cut images from the paper pad to the bottom of the house.
For the life preserver I used a smaller circle punch and punched out the center first and used a larger punch to the punch out the life preserver.

I adhered the base to the bottom of the house and there you have it! Finished! Wouldn’t these make great gifts for small Christmas gifts or add a gift card for a house warming gift. So many possibilities!!! Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find her blog HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tag and Pocket Bookmark Diecuts
Sizzix: Mat Board
Tim Holtz: Vignette Bases
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive  
Seam Binding
Cording
Yellow Thread
Circle Punches
Gems
Trim
Ribbon
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Deluxe Cantilever Sewing Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a project I created to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. Truth be told I had started this project last year…I know bad 😖…but I always seemed to have something come up where I had to put it aside but I hunkered down and finished it finally!

I started by cutting twelve “boxes” and twelve “attachers” from Matboard using the Cantilever Sewing Box Diecut (retired). The sad thing is this sewing box diecut wasn’t retired when I started working on this project and I have looked at several different website to see if I could find a link but I haven’t had any luck.😦

 I did put these together according to the direction but since I doubled the size of the sewing box I adhered four of the bottom boxes together and then sets of two boxes together for a total of four two boxes sets. I added patterned cardstock to the inside and outside of all the boxes.
I inked the “attachers”with Beach Blends Ink and once dry I secured those to each of the box/drawers with a brad.
I embossed the lids with the Waffle Embossing Folder (retired) and inked both with the Beach Blends Ink. Once dry and before adding patterned cardstock to the other sides of the lids I glued a piece of seam binding to the under side of each lid. I then adhered both lids to the top of each box/drawer. On the box/drawer on either side I adhered a piece of seam binding and cover the end that was glued to the box with a button.
I cut two ovals from matboard using the center of oval diecut from the Trinket Box and Frame Book and Pages Diecut. I cut patterned fabric slightly larger than the oval diecuts. I slowly adhered one end of the fabric to the underneath side of the oval and started adding cotton batting and once I got it stuffed like I wanted I adhere the rest of the fabric to the bottom. I completed the same steps for the other oval die. 
I adhered both to the top of each lid to create pin cushions. Next I added pom pom trim around both pin cushions.
I had leftover flowers and leaves from previous projects that I had cut from Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. The larger flower I used a combo of Simply Sheer Soft Peach and Gold Glimmer Mists and in the center I inked the smaller flower with Wildberry Blends Ink. I added a gem to the center of the flower.
I inked the leaves with Frog and Leaf Blends Inks. I also added thread bows and pearl sprays. 
 I now got to fill it with fun sewing notions! I found the little spools of thread at Family Dollar a couple of years ago and it came with needles and the little thing that helps thread your needles??? What is it called??? 😳 

The tiny pair of scissors I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and the tomato pin cushion I found at Walmart in the craft and sewing section.

A peek underneath the lid which will make a great place to store lace and trim.

 There you have it! My Mother’s Day project! It took a while to finish but I think my mom will really love it.

SUPPLIES

Sizzix: Matboard
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Beach Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
Tattered Angels: Gold Glimmer Mist 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Fabric
Pom Pom Trim
Crinoline Fabric
Seam Binding
Buttons
Thread
Brads
Pearl Sprays
Gems
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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