Blank Page Muse: Bird and Floral Sketch Tag

Hi everyone! Today over on Blank Page Muse I share how I created this fun tag! You can find the complete post HERE.

TBF4

Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Flower and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set

Blank Page Muse: Swirl Stencil

Tag

Extra Heavy Gel

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Watercolor Paper

Prima Dulce Paper Pad

Foam Pop Dots

Watercolor Brush

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Lace, Cheese Cloth, Thread and Cording

Scraps of Various Patterned Cardstock

Leaf Sprig Punch

(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 Blank Page Muse and Scrapbook.com Products. 
TBF3
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!
Tonya+Badge.jpg

Beach Floral Matchbox Giveaway

Hi everyone! Do you have unfinished projects lying around? Raise your hand if you do. ✋Well, this is an unfinished matchbox that I cut out and put together the box part of it about six years ago but never finished. I ran across it while straightening my craft room and had a brilliant idea on how to finish it off.

A lot of times I hit the proverbial wall and instead of forcing creativity I put my projects aside and “sleep on it” for a while.
This matchbox diecut I had purchased from Stampin’ Up several years ago. I decided to go with a beach floral theme for the outside of the matchbox. I added an assortment of flowers, cheese cloth that I inked up, mini seashells and cording. 

Of course the inside had to have an assortment of beach inspired goodies too.

I  found this vintage image of this boy dressed in a sailor outfit on The Graphic Fairy and knew I  wanted to somehow create a mini journal for the matchbox. 

I stapled five pieces of notebook paper to the inside of the mini journal. 

Now for the fun part! Adding goodies! I raided my stash and added colored items that could be used for the beach/ocean and a mini set of rubber stamps with its own stamping block. 

Giveaway Time!

Would you like to win this little matchbox with all the goodies you see here? Well, I will tell you how can win this!!!

First, follow this blog and comment below that you are a new follower or hey I am already following you and that will get you one entry. 
Bonus enter if you follow me on Instagram…so that is two entries…and you can find me as Mscraftyt.
Now the not so fun stuff this is only for US…sorry 😔 unless you want to pay for the extra postage, custom fees, etc. 
This giveaway is open until the 19th of July and I will announce the winner the 21th of JulyIf you have any questions about this project or the giveaway please let me know.


 I would also like to submit this project for consideration for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290-#291 

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

Everything is Coming up Flowers

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album that I had started over four years ago. I had the basic cover with no decorations on the front and the mini paperbags affixed and inside with no paper or decorations either. I was stumped as to what I wanted on the cover and how the inside should look like so it sat in my pile of unfinished craft projects. Since I am making fans for my soon to be daughter in law and son’s upcoming wedding I had a lot of time in-between fans being cut out on my silhouette so I dug this album (there are many more in that pile too…eek!) out to work on.

I added an assortment of flowers to the lower corner of the album along with lace and velvet ric rac.

For the most part I used Prima Madeline 6″x6″ collection to decorate with but I did use a couple of cardstock/scrapbook papers scraps that complement the collection.

I used four paperbags for the inside which gives me lots of room to add more than the six tags. Also on each cover there is a small pocket with tags too.

A close up of the tags that I punched with my We R Memory Keepers 3″x4″ card punch. 

I cut out tags that where in the Madeline collection and paperclip to the outside of each pocket.

I bought the clock image online but for the life of me I can’t remember where if I do I will update. I adhered the bottom half of the image to the flap, added the leaves and flower embellishments and I then cut out a small piece of cardstock, rounded the edges, folded in half and tucked behind the image.

More pull out tags using a variety of tabs…stickers, punches and a old ticket stub that my hubby tried to throw away. 😉

Another cut out tag with clip and a charm that I had received in a swap that I dressed up with a small circle punch, flower, sequins and dew drop (that is on the other side).

The back inside pocket I added these three little tags I received in a swap. I added little oval punches to the top for a punch of color.

There you have it a completed mini album…over four years later…hehe 😉 I do plan on finishing some of these other projects that has been laying around as time permits. I hope you enjoyed having a look at this little album.
Also I would like to submit this following project for the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Celebrate Big!

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a quick card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery this month. I cut a 4″x5 1/2″ base from white cardstock. Used scraps of cardstock and scrapbook paper I had laying around, stamped Celebrate Big on a scrap of white cardstock and inked all edges of before adhering to the top of the card. The diecut I received in a swap over a year ago is from Spellbinders but I’m not sure which set it is from??? 
The last thing I added was some sequins and dew drops to the banner and a tiny flower which sequin and dew drop to the corner of the celebrate sign.

This is a very easy peasy card that you can knock out in only a short amount of time. It can be used for a birthday or retirement celebration.

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Sing Me a Lullaby

Hi everyone! I know it has been a few weeks since my last post but I’ve been crafting up a storm and I also managed to slip off for a long weekend in warm and sunny Florida.I got back on Monday with the intent of photographing and finishing up blog posts. Well I have come down some type sinus crud and a swollen gland in my neck. 😦 Needless to say I went to the doctor and got medication. Now it needs to take effect so I can get back to my normal self. 🙂
Well, I want to share my very first attempt of using the Eileen Hull Square Box XL Scoreboard diecut for the Art with Heart April Showers challenge that is going on over at her blog this month.
First I cut the box from matt board, inked the edges and used the Lil Angelz Kit 1 digital kit from the Dreams Etc Etsy shop as the base to decorate this adorable ATB (artist trading block). I sized down the digital image to fit the block and decorated. 🙂

The top of the block I painted a wooden doily and once dry I spritzed it with a combination of Perfect Pearls Mist Mint and Biscotti Sprays and let dry. Next I adhered two buttons and a glass knob to the top of the block. I finished that off with a smaller button, sequin and a dew drop.

I think I am finally getting the hang of how to make these 3D roses…when all else fails go to You Tube and watch how to videos on how to make them…lol 😉 


I used some Pink Honeycomb scrapbook paper to offset the sleeping baby and little girl in the baby shoe and topped it off with a sprig of flowers and some little pink swirls.

The white flowers I lightly inked with Shabby Pink and then stickled for the perfect vintage look.

 The butterfly I fussy cut, added stickles and antenna which I used jewelry wire that I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape, then shaped and adhered to the butterfly.
Also I used the Spare Parts Screw Fasteners as little legs for my block.

This baby block could be used for a baby shower or as a decoration. Too cute!!!
I can honestly say I am hooked on these artist trading block and I already have more ideas swirling around in this head of mine. 🙂
Supplies Used:
Mat Board
Other Sizzix Dies:Stampin’ Up Sizzlits Little Leaves, Flower, Rose 3-D
Small Flower Punch
Prima: Slip Swirls Pink
Wooden Doily
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Folk Art Taffy Acrylic Paint
Perfect Pearls Mist: Mint and Biscotti Sprays
Glass Knob
Spare Parts: Screw Fasteners, Paper Flowers 
Stickles: Crystal and Star Dust
Powder Puff Tahiti Chalking Ink
Color Box: Shabby Pink Chalk Ink
Buttons
Sequin
Robin’s Nest Dew Drop
Ric Rac
Pom pom Trim
Digital Images:Dreams Etc: Lil Angelz Kit 1, Butterfly from Graphic Fairy

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and check out the other projects. Also there is still time to play in this month’s challenge and possibly win a cool prize pack and bragging rights. 🙂

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


February 14th Matchbox

Hi everyone! Can you believe that there is only two more days until Valentine’s Day??? Have you bought or ordered that special someone candy or roses??? If not you better get out there and order something. 🙂
I’m here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered for a swap I was in for my friend, Norma. It was really easy to create. I used a variety of leftover embellishments I had on hand and the little vintage girl I printed on photograph paper and then fussy cut her out.

The pullout I painted with two coats of soft pink acrylic paint and once dry I Mod Podged and then added scrapbook paper to each end and to the inside bottom on the pullout.

The little mini paper sack album I created fit perfectly inside.


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


Santa is in the House Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a quick gift card holder I created using house gift card diecut from Sizzix. It was super quick to cut out and decorate. 

Now all I have to do is add a gift card. Easy peasy!!!

Supplies Used:
Sizzix:Gift Card Holder House, Tasteful Trim, Christmas Tree Mini Album Diecuts
Stampin Up Scallop Oval Punch
Stampin Up Tiny Tag Rubber Stamps
Santa image
Ribbon
Prima Flower
Button
Sequins
Red and Green Chalk Ink

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!


Belle époque

Hi everyone! I’m back to share my project I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Black and White Classified Collection which is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest shop

I found these little file folders at Target in the dollar spot aisle and, of course, I had to pick up a few. I figured I could use one for a coupon holder and have the other to keep scraps and bits together on the latest project I’m working on. Well, I decided I wanted to decorate the one I was going to keep my supplies in and this is what I came up with.

First I gessoed around all the outside edges and inside base twice and once dry I painted over what I gessoed with Sable Brown paint.

Next measure and cut the Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock to fit the file folder. Once cut, water down the Sable Brown paint and paint all pieces. Then wipe off the excess paint and let dry or blow dry to speed up the process.

First remove the stretchy cord from the flap. Place one of the cut pieces of Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock on top of the front flap and draw a hole on the backside of the cardstock and then punch a hole. Now adhere to the top of the flap. Cut four 10″ pieces of seam binding. Take two pieces of the seam binding and knot together. Now work the seam binding through the hole of the flap.

Adhere the two small stripes of swirl cardstock to the folds on the folder and the last two pieces of seam binding to the backside of the folder. 

Now adhere the swirl cardstock to the back and inside. Last add the lace along the creases/folds to give the folder a clean finished look.
The Eiffel Tower I cut from Black and Black Animal Cardstock and then embossed with Flourish embossing folder. Cut a clock from the Black and White Clock Cardstock, ink clock to give it a vintage look. Punch a Fleur from the Black Fleur Glittered White Cardstock and punch a hole in the center. Attach the game spinners with a brad and adhere to the top of the clock face. Now place and adhere Eiffel Tower, clock, flowers, Dew Drops and sprigs to the corner of flap. 

Supplies Used:
Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock
Black and White Clock Cardstock
Black Fleur Glittered White Cardstock
Sunflower Dew Drops
Gesso
Mod Podge 
Americana Sable Brown Acrylic Paint
Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mists
Tim Holtz Sizzix Fluer de Lis and Eiffel Tower Diecut 
Cuttlebug Flourish Embossing Folder
Lace
Flowers
Seam Binding
Two game spinners and a brad

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and hope this inspires to create something fun!!!



Beware!!!

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a project I created using the awesome Halloween (Transylvania) Collection that is 20% off over at the Robin’s Nest this month. This collection of Halloween cardstock, which is double sided, and embellishments is so fun to use!



My sister came across some old AOL CD mailers when she was cleaning. She asked me if I wanted them? Well, does a cat have a climbing gear??? Of course I wanted them!!! 🙂 I was sure I could come up with some type of crafty project and this is what I came up with. This Halloween project I created can be used as a photo/calendar/note holder or it can be tweaked and a mini album could be added.

First I when around the edges of the mailer with Gesso and let dry.

Next paint around the edges with black acrylic paint. Once dry Mod Podge over what has been painted with the black paint.

Cut a piece of Pumpkin Head Cardstock to fit both sides of the inside of the holder and glue down.

Cut two pieces of  Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock to fit the front and back of the outside of the holder. First emboss both pieces of cardstock with the D’vine Swirls folder and lightly ink both pieces with Stem Green Chalk ink. Adhere to holder.
Fussie cut the gate out from the Haunted House Cardstock and adhere three of the sides to the front to make a pocket. The other piece glue completely down.

Use Stickles to add a little bit of glitter to the eyes of the pumpkins on the gate. Next I fussie cut the owl and pumpkin image out from the Halloween Greetings digis. Cut and separate the pumpkin and owl image. The pumpkin will be used on the front of the holder and the owl will be used on the inside cover. 

Use the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelet diecut and cut a tag from the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock. I fussie cut one of the witches  and the boo  out. Cut out a banner from Halloween Glitter Stripe Cardstock and adhered to tag. Next emboss one of the Bats with the Flourish embossing folders, lightly ink with the Stem Green Chalk ink and adhere to the top of the tag.

Now emboss the outer edge of the Chipboard Pumpkin with the Flourish embossing folder and adhere the owl on top of the pumpkin. Also emboss one of the bat chipboard pieces with the Flourish folder and adhere to the moon. Used the Scallop Square Duo to cut a square and adhere two of the sides to make a pocket.

I used My Crafty Life Printable Creative Planner and printed the little bird notes which I added a little witches hat to their heads.

Glimmer mist a paper doilie in Peach Delight, emboss chipboard pumpkin just like the other pumpkin but I used Stem Green chalk ink on the stem of pumpkin. Adhere down the outer side and bottom of the pumpkin. You can either add a small calendar page or a photo of a special spook. 🙂

The “beware” sign I printed from the computer and inked the front and edges with Stem Green chalk ink.

Spooky cute!!!

Supplies Used:

Boo Words Glitter Cardstock
Halloween Glitter Stripe Cardstock
Haunted House Cardstock
Pumpkin Head Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock
Bats Chipboard
Chipboard Pumpkins
Mascarade Diamond Dew Drops
Spooky Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets, Bigz Scallop Squares Duo Diecuts and Flourish Embossing Folder
Stickles
Doilie
Tattered Angel Peach Delight Glimmer Mist
Paper flowers
Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl Embossing Folder
Gesso
Mod Podge
Plaid Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint
Martha Stewart Stem Green Chalk Ink 
Ephemera Garden: My Crafty Life Printable Creative Planner
Cameo Shoppe: Halloween Greetings

If you have any questions please let me know and be sure to check out the Robin’s Nest store and the Halloween (Transylvania) Collection that is 20% off this month. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!




Celebrations and Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a couple cards I created for a customer. They are really easy and quick to make. The card base is a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock folded to make a 3″x6″ card. I used scraps of scrapbook paper and layered, printed a happy birthday sentiment from the computer and used a flower from K & Company Sweet Nectar Specialty Punch-Out Pad .

Easy peasy!!! 🙂

The next two cards I used the Sizzix Card, Scallop #3 diecut. I used more scraps of scrapbook paper, flower punch out from K & Company, flowers from Close to My Heart and sequins for the center of the flower.

This card I used a Spellbinder diecut…I’m not sure the name of the die since I got this in a swap???, sequins, Prima flower and the Celebrate Big stamp is from Unity Stamps.

This card can be used for birthday, anniversary, new job, etc.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to create some cards for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoying creating!!!