Listen Up Bird Mini Album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

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

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Various Embellishments

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Gems, Fltaback Pearls, Lace and Threads

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

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

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

Making Plans Release Party with Eileen Hull

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 01 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Diecut Machine

Gems, Sequins, Thread

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Boys Dolls Printables

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

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

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

Favorite Eileen Hull Projects of 2021 Roundup

Hi everyone! It’s that time of year when Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams share their favorite projects that they have created for the year. I choose three of my all time favorites.

The first one is the Condensed Snowflake December Daily The journal is “condensed” and created with the Full Size Journal Diecut. By the way, I need to start filling the pages with all things Christmas so I can share with y’all!

The second project is Just Trucking’ Along! Truck. If you know me I love adding my own spin on anything I create. I used the Vintage Truck Diecut and the 3D Camper Diecut to make the truck 3D.

The third and final project that I had so much fun with is the Reminisce Tiny Book. The twist with this project I “extended” the spine of the Tiny Book Diecut.

Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the teams favorite projects of the year. You can find the latest posts HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Camper Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tiny Book Diecut

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Mat Board

Adhesive Sheets

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!

Chapter 4 Release Party Blog Hop: Lets Party Album!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Release Party! There are two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? It can be filled with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card there are so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

I used the Teacup and Spoon Diecut to create a fun little Birthday Party Album along with several of Eileen’s older diecuts (several that are retired): Banners and Pennants, Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts.

I cut out six tea cups, backed two with Chipboard to make the front and back covers sturdy, from the Let’s Celebrate Collection. Also most of the collection is double sided.

I also cut out two of the “walls” (lack of a better word) and cut “flaps” off and adhered together to create little pockets for some of the inside pages.

The tea bag diecuts I cut out several and added thread bows and I cut banners out from the Banners and Pennants Diecuts and placed on top of the tea bag diecut and stapled together.

I decorated the cover and inside with a mix of diecuts. I also fussy cut a ton of images from the paper pad and added sequins and pearls to the pages.

I cut several pieces of lace, Ric Rac and fiber and tied all of the teacup together to finish the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

To hop along with the Chapter 4 Release you can find the rest of the Inspiration Team and Educators projects HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Teacup and Spoon Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Tags and Sweet Treats for You Diecuts

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Banners and Pennants Diecuts (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Credit Card Sleeve Diecuts (retired)

Diecut Machine

First Edition: Let’s Celebrate Paper Pad

Lace, Ric Rac and Fiber

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Chipboard

Sequins, Brads and Flatback Pearls

Stapler

(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!

Snowmen and Mittens Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop with Eileen Hull!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share a peek at my project for Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Full reveal /blog post of my project will be later this month.
Be sure to check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers’ blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…
Supplies Used

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
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 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 wonderful and enjoy creating!

Itty Bitty Mini Junk Journal with i-crafter

Hi everyone! Today over on the i-crafter’s blog I share how I created this tiny little junk using diecuts and the new Geometric Dimensional Dome. You can find the link to the blog post HERE. I’ve also included a more detailed supply list of the products I used below.

Supplies

i-crafter: i-Clik Pick
Patterned Cardstock and Butterfly Images
Sequins
Seed Beads
Gems, Buttons, Charms
Trim, Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Ric Rac
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Needle and Thread

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products.  

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

Lovely Butterfly Girl Mini Book

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a super quick and easy project using Eileen Hull’s newest Tiny Book Diecut!
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to the front and back of a piece of Chipboard, adding patterned cardstock to both sides before running through the Diecut Machine
I wrapped the spine with lace and added ric rac trim to both edges of the lace. I added a leftover oval diecut, from my stash, and a little vintage girl with a butterfly sticker that I placed on the back side of the girl to the cover. I adhered a piece of pom pom trim, a sentiment, metal piece, sloppy thread bow and heart gem to  finish the cover.
I cut a couple of sheets of accounting paper to fit the inside of the book. I punched holes in the spine of the paper and cover and sewed the pages together and added to the spine.
I covered the thread where I sewed the pages into the book with ribbon and ran the ribbon underneath  the decorations on the cover to create a closure.
Now how easy was that?!?! This little book is a great way to use up those little scraps of cardstock that you have laying around in your craft room. If you would like to see more creativity stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.
Supplies

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Tiny Book Diecut
Lace, Ribbon, Ric Rac and Pom Pom Trim
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Needle 
Thread
Heart Gem
Various patterned Cardstock
Stickers
Account Paper

(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!

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!

Be my Valentine Coffee Sleeve Album

Hi everyone! I want to share a project from the past with you today. This coffee sleeve album I created was published in the Craft Ideas magazine several years ago. I came across this while looking for something in my craft room and thought why not share (the magazine is no longer around. 😞)
I used four coffee sleeves that I had saved from Starbuck’s coffee runs with my husband. I adhered various rectangle shaped patterned cardstock to each side before using a Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in each sleeve. I adhered the bottom of each sleeve together.
I deconstructed a Victoria Secrets bag carefully. I cut the ribbon from the handles and used those to tie the sleeves together. 
I used a scalloped diecut and cut a couple from the solid hot pink on the gift bag and placed with paper clips on two of the sleeves.
From my stash of Valentine goodies I added sentiments, used postage stamp, buttons, hearts, etc., to each of the pages.
I punched twelve diecuts out from cardstock and added three to each of the pockets on the sleeves. 
I added an assortment of diecuts and the “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the cover.
I also used paper flowers, a felt heart, buttons, mini gems shaped like hearts and pearl top pins to finish the cover of the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. I also hope this inspire you to use with you have laying around the house to create your own album.
Supplies

Four Coffee Sleeves
Victoria Secrets Gift Bag
Crop-A-Dile
Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Diecut Machine
Baker’s Twine
Paper Clips
Ephemera
Ric Rac, 
Gems and Flatback Pearls
Various Patterned Cardstock
Various Diecuts and Punches
Buttons
Various Paper Flowers
Pearl Top Pins

(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 Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Mini Snowflake Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with my second project of the month for Momenta and I thought since Christmas is oh so close I would create a micro journal with a leftover needle book diecut that I had cut out in leather. Also have you been by Hobby Lobby and seen all of Momenta’s newest Christmas/Holiday diecuts and embossing folders?!?!? If not you need to make a special trip just to get some of these fabulous diecuts and embossing folders!


As I stated I had a leftover needle book diecut that I had cut from leather and I decided I wanted to try and use part of the Let it Snow embossing folder and the snowflake diecut to emboss the leather. I spritzed the areas that I was going to emboss/add diecut with water and placed the bottom edge of the journal and the belly band into the embossing folder (emboss snowflakes only) and run through the Diecut Machine. I completed the same steps for the snowflake diecut too. For people that don’t have access to leather or would like to created this journal out of cardstock the size is 5″x3 5/8″.
In the spine I added a total of four eyelets with the Crop-A-Dil. I ran the Hot Pink Elastic through the eyelet holes and the belly band and tied off.
Then I cut a piece of patterned cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad to 3 1/8″x4″ and several piece of notebook paper slightly smaller than the cover. I punched two holes in the spine and sewed the notebook paper inside of the cover.
I punched out a Scalloped Circle from the same paper pad and adhered to the front of the notebook and cut a snowflake diecut out and added to the scalloped circle along with a sequin and gem.

I also cut four star diecuts out and adhered them back to back at the ends of the twine that I had tied off inside of the notebook and added a gem to the center of each one.
 I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it! If you have any questions please let me know.
Also if you’re not following Momenta on their social networks you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
Supplies

Momenta: Diecut Machine
Momenta: Peony Paper Pad
Momenta: Let it Snow Embossing Folder with Diecuts
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Eileen Hull: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Eyelets
Gems
Sequin
Notebook Paper
Twine

(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 Momenta Products. 

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