Pastel December Daily Glue Book Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my Inspiration Team project I created for Eileen Hull. Truth be told I started this December Daily in 2017. ūüėģ Let’s face it no matter how hard I try I have never finished a December Daily. NEVER! I love looking at other peoples dailies and long to have one that has all the photos and¬†documenting of my everyday life BUT in all honesty I don’t do anything exciting. I decorate the tree, wrap presents and then I get with my family and open the¬†presents…see nothing really exciting. So I turned this into a glue book that I have been working on for the last three years. What is a glue book? It is a journal/book that you glue whatever you want to into it…pretty simple huh? ūüėä
I started this December Daily by cutting the covers from a file folder using the Journal Diecut.
I extended and reinforced the spine with an extra piece of the file folder once I glued the covers together.
I decorated the cover with and assortment of Christmas cardstock, trims and embellishments. The snowman and snow woman is a printable that I sized up before printing, fussy cutting and adhering to the cover. I also glued the clasp to the inside of the cover and tied a piece of cording with a tassel on the end to use as a closure.
I covered the spine with lace, then punched holes through the lace and run the elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside. I also sewed a button to the spine to wrap the cording with tassel to.
For the inside of the journal/glue book I used blank journals that I had purchased in a package of six from Target. They are the perfect size other than I had to cut off the ends so they would fit. 
I used a deer printable that I had received in a swap to decorate the cover of the journal along with pom pom trim. On the inside cover I created a double belly band to hold scraps that will eventually make its way into this book.
This is the perfect way to use scraps of cardstock and printables.
I covered these pages with my collection of Christmas washi tape. 
I have so much Christmas Washi Tape that I had to make a flap to hold the extras.
The Happy Holidays sentiment is an envelope I cut down to create a side pocket to hold tags and printables. I added pieces of patterned cardstock and an embellishment underneath the postage stamp. 
On the other side of the page is the envelope flap that I decorated. 
On the inside of the flap I added more cardstock and a little sentiment I had cut from a piece of cardstock. On the page I created a diagonal pocket to hold Christmas tags I had pulled off of the presents I had received that were to cute to throw away. 
I also added bits of wrapping paper from past presents to the pages as a collage. There you have it a peek of some of the inside pages of my not so December Daily/Glue Book. As always if you have questions please let me know.
If you need more inspiration from Eileen’s team you can find her blog posts HERE¬†and HERE.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Merry and Bright Cardstock Pad
Christmas Ephemera
Printables
Elastic Cording
Lace, Pom Pom Trim and Trims
Embellishments
Various Christmas Cardstock
Washi Tape
Journals
File Folder
(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 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 Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

Hope You have a Purr-fect Day Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share a quick card I created using cardstock scraps that I had laying around from other projects and a leftover printable from Lisa’s Altered Art and you can find the printable HERE. The base of the card is 6 1/4″x4″ folded piece of patterned cardstock.

I placed the bits and pieces of all the different patterned cardstocks and doily that I had and adhered to the card base. The¬†girl with the cats was a leftover¬†printable that I thought would be a “purr-fect” addiction to the card. ūüėÜ
I used a flower and leaf sprig diecut from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and added to the card along with a sequin and gem to the center of the flower. I added loops of thread behind the girl and cat image. And I finished by printing a sentiment from my computer. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Cardstock Scraps
Lisa’s Altered Art: Queen Series 4
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Sequin
Gem
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 Sizzix, Eileen Hull¬†and¬†Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

Give Thanks Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick tag I created for Thanksgiving. I had a lot of bits and pieces laying around for this project and it only took about an hour for me to create…this generally not the case when I make something. ūüėĀI alway have leftover inks when I am creating other project so I grab a blank tag¬†and lay the tag in the mixture and put it off to the side¬†and let dry. So I now have something for later on to use as my base for a project and it is such a time saver too.

I embossed the tag with the Gridlock Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the embossed area with Nutmeg Blends Ink. I added banners that I had cut from patterned cardstock and a couple of circle punches to the top of the tag. I found this little girl and turkey image on the internet and printed and fussy cut. I added pop dots to the back and placed off to the side of the center of the tag.
I printed the “Give Thanks” sentiment from the computer and “Celebrate” sentiment I cut from a piece of cardstock. I inked the edges of the sentiments before adhering them to the tag. I had a leftover leaf sprig I had stamped from the Thankful Stamp Set. I had¬†inked the sprig with Clear Top Boss Embossing Pad and applied Copper Embossing Powder but for¬†the past project I was working on I didn’t like the way it looked so I didn’t use it. But for the this project I thought it added a nice touch to the cording, flower and buttons that I added to the corner of the tag. I glued¬†another¬†button to the top of the tag and finished by added lace to the top of the tag.¬†

I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Weeks #362-#363
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope your thanksgiving is wonderful and you get to spend it with people you love! Also enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: A Little Boo Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back today sharing this little mini Halloween album I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team!¬†

I started by flattening and cutting a paper towel roll 5 1/2″ in length.

Next I cut one side open and inked the outside and inside of the “spine” with the Purple Chalk Ink from the ColorBox Paintbox Mercantile Chalk.

I adhered Kraft Halloween Cardstock to the front and inside covers of the mini album.

I placed the Scalloped Border Diecut onto the Base Tray (retired) but you can use a Movers and Shapers Shuttle to hold the diecut in place. I placed the closed mini album cover on top of the Scalloped Border Diecut and ran through the diecutting machine.

I gather some scraps of Halloween cardstock from my stash and cut and folded to fit album.

I cut from the following diecuts: Bookplate, Hinges and Label, Bookmark, Tags and Pocket, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags and Banners and Pennants Diecuts tags, pockets and banners to decorate the pages and the doily. I also added printables and bits of patterned cardstock to the pockets too.

The other side of the pages I added stickers and a bat diecut from my stash.

The cover I adhered a diecut from my stash of extra cut outs. ¬†The little girl I had printed out several of her in different sizes for a past project and I thought she would make a cute addition to the cover. I did cut around her arm so I could slip the jack-o-lateen¬†diecut underneath it. I added googly eyes to the pumpkin and bits of thread. I cut one of the pennants off the banner diecut and created a little hat for the little girl image. I added a Bookplate Diecut with “BOO”¬†stickers and two mini black gems to the bottom of the cover. I took a part a binder clip and added an Owl Charm, some fiber and clipped to the album cover¬†and¬† finished off with sequin randomly placed.¬†

I gathered all the pages and stitched inside the album cover.

I couldn’t help¬†myself ¬†but I added more tags and embellishments to the pages.

I cut tags from the¬†Credit Card Sleeve and Tags¬†along with some bits of patterned cardstock, punched a hole in the top of each and put all¬†together with a jack-o-lantern brad and then¬†paperclip to the top of one of the pages. I’m now ready to add mini photos ¬†and journaling of the grand babies.

Be sure to hop on over to hop on over to Eileen Hull’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 any questions please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #356-#357
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #10
Mini Album Makers Challenge: October

Thanks for taking the time to stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Let’s Make Up! Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with y’all today. I had a box of 3 1/2″x5″ blank cards and envelopes that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot. The cards are a solid color and I thought they would be perfect to decorate.

I used an assortment of scraps to decorate this card. I added a floral cardstock mat to the front of the card. I printed off this “make up” girl from Lisa Altered Art on etsy and fussy cut the image out and adhered to the corner of the card.
I punched from patterned cardstock a couple of mini flowers, leaf sprig, butterfly, banners and two type of seal punches and adhered to the upper corner of the card. I also added twine, gems and sequins.

I printed from the computer the “I’m sorry…Lets Make Up!” sentiment. I cut, matted with cardstock and glued to the card base. I love the little girl and the quirky sentiment! ūüėĄ¬†As always if you have any questions about this card please let me know.¬†

I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #350-#351
Crafter’s Castle:¬†Challenge #9

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

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. ūüėä

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 ūüėČ. 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!

Canvas Corp: Spring "Snow" Globe

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband’s study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun.¬†I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to’s¬†HERE.

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

Bits and Pieces Mini Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a mini video of a journal I created for Magnolia Exchange swap I am in. This month’s theme was mini¬†mail whatever you send to your swap partner can’t be no bigger than 3″x4″.

After being paired up with my swap partner I decided to create a mini junk journal for her. 

She liked all colors and liked all animals wither they had fur or was scaly. So I tried my best to include what I had in animal images through out the journal.

I raided my stash of stickers, scraps of cardstock and embellishments to decorate the inside. 

Also I included a quick flip through video so you can see more of the inside.

Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #300- #301

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

Blah Blah Journal

Hi everyone! I am here with my Inspiration Team project for Eileen Hull using the new Journal Diecut. I am in LOVE with this diecut! So many ways to use it! Planner, scrapbook and of course journal.

I have a set of file folders with funny/snarky sayings on them and I thought this file folder with “Blah Blah” would be perfect to make a journal out of it. I had to carefully line up the wording and then I taped it down to the diecut before cutting out. Since both sides of the file folder has a design on it and it is made of a¬†sturdy cardstock I just put together according to the directions. ¬†I added colorful patterned cardstock to the corner of the cover and an image that I printed and fussy cut from Tsunami Rose Designs.¬†

I adhered lace and sewed a button to the spine.

The inside I added pockets and more fussy cut images from Tsunami Rose Designs. I attached the latch with adhesive and a decorative brad which I covered the prongs with a little washi tape.

I used as my closure a tassel with an attached cord and added elastic cording to the spine so I can add my own handmade journals.


I had a leftover piece of file folder which I turned into a book mark. I started by cutting two of the butterflies from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts from felt. I added bits of lace, thread and cording to the butterfly before adhering to the top¬†of the book mark. I added pearlized pins for¬†antennas and a button and gem to the body. This is a great way to keep your spot in your¬†journal and its cute too.ūüėä

Of course if you are journaling on the go you need a way to store and take washi tape with you. From my Sizzix diecut packaging I used the Needle Book Diecut and cut a few of the needle books out and embossed with the Fantasy Flowers Embossing Folder. Next I cut several 12 inch pieces of washi tape and wrapped. Easy Peasy! 

I also cut two House/Pocket Stitchlet Diecuts out and folded the “roof” down on each diecut and adhered a butterfly from the¬†Birds and Butterflies Diecuts¬† on the tip of the “roof”. I glued two of the corners down to¬†the outside cover and now I have a place to hold washi tape and journaling cards.
  


Some of the washi tape cards I used a mini clothes pin to hold it in place.

Here is a sneak peek of my journal filled up and ready to be journaled in. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created! You can find¬†those posts HERE and¬†HERE.

 If you have any questions about this project please let me know!

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

Java Queen

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven’t guess I love tea cups even though I don’t like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it¬†together and then put a side because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects¬†laying around. ūüôčūüôčūüôč

Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. ūüėČ I added pink¬†velvet¬†ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins¬†and Dew Drops around¬†the rim.

Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. 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:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #284-285

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