December 25th Caddy Box

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a box I created as a companion piece for the Jolly Old St. Nicholas Notepad I shared yesterday. You can find that post HERE. I used Eileen Hull’s Card Caddy Diecut along with a couple of other dies/thinlits. So let’s get started!

First, I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of a piece of Mat Board and placed patterned cardstock to both sides before cutting out one box and two sides.

To make the sides lay flush on the inside of the box I “peeled” the mat board from the tabs.

I adhered the bottom tab on the side panels to each side of the box.

Next I added adhesive to each of the longer tabs and glued each side of the box into place.

Now for the fun part…adding embellishments! I cut and intertwined two wreaths from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with raiding my stash of Christmas ephemera and embellishments and decorated one side of the caddy.

I also added a Santa that I had fussy cut from scrapbook paper (I did the same for the notepad) and glued the word “Christmas” to the label that’s included with the Caddy Card Diecut and a poinsettia to finish.

The notepad fits perfectly inside the box! Also as a side note you can create a journal from the Caddy Card Box. Maybe one day I will get around to making one?

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Card Caddy Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Christmas Embellishments

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

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

Jolly Old St. Nicholas Notepad

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick project I created for Eileen Hull using the Ornament Box Diecut, Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder and leaf sprigs from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. This would make a great gift along with a pretty ink pen for the person who likes to take notes or make lists. Anyways, let’s get started!

First, I measured the notepad to get the dimensions, my notepad measures 5″x8″ but I added around another 2 inches onto the 8 inch side before cutting a piece of Red Cardstock for the cover.

Next, I folded and glued the flap onto the back of the notepad. I had a strip of patterned cardstock leftover from another project that I added to the flap to dress it up.

For the cover I cut from a Mint Green Cardstock one Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit along with a piece patterned cardstock slightly larger than the die and adhered both to the cover. I punched a three inch circle from patterned cardstock and cut a circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and then embossed with the Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder. I lightly sanded over the raised edges of the embossed edges.

Before gluing both circles to the flap I added two strips of cardstock, as banners down the side of the Skinny Mini Elements die.

I fussy cut a Santa from a piece of scrapbook paper and added him to the side of the embossed circle. A patterned piece of cardstock and the “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” sentiment (that I cut from scrapbook paper) I glued across the embossed circle.

I dug into my stash of Christmas embellishments and found pre-cut poinsettias. I cut out four leaf sprigs from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits, shaped with a Stylus and adhered around the side of the embossed circle along with the poinsettia which I added a gem to the center to finish off this project.

Hopefully this project will give you ideas not only for Christmas but for other occasions too.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Red Cardstock

Mint Green Cardstock

Notepad

3 inch Circle Punch

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Various Christmas Embellishments

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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Be Merry Santa Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a quick and easy Christmas card in not so traditional colors.

I have the Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders by Brenda Walton (retired). I’ve used the floral frame embossing folder in several past projects but have never used the be merry embossing folder so I thought I would try my hand at making a card with it.

I placed a Lime Cardstock into the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. I used a combo of a plum and watermelon chalk inks and lightly inked over the raised image on the cardstock. Next I applied Glitter Glue to different raised areas on the cardstock.

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock, 5″x7 1/8″, matted the embossed image with White Cardstock before adhering to the card base. I punched a circle from pink cardstock and fussy cut a Santa face from a scrap piece of cardstock and glued both to the bottom corner of the card. I finished off by adding Clear Sequins randomly to the card.

Supplies

Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Be Merry and Floral Frame Embossing Folders (retired)

Diecut Machine

Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Lime Cardstock

Plum and Watermelon Chalk Inks

White Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Clear Sequins

Circle Punch

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Christmas Planner Pages Before the Pen

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is the big day! Are you ready for Christmas? I am barely. ūüėČ ¬†But¬†I did have time to work in my travelers¬†notebook for this weeks before the pen planner pages using an¬†assortments of stamps from Blank Page Muse. For all the details and how to’s you can find my Blank Page Muse blog post¬†HERE.

Supplies 

Various Inks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Red Flatback Pearls
Yellow Glossy Dot
Clear Glitter Glue
Circle 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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s feature is Blank Page Muse¬†Products.¬†

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

Santa Pockets

Hi everyone! I’m back with some quick projects I created for a swap I was in on Instagram. Florence aka LiveLifeandCreate hosted this swap and we were supposed to send a Christmas card, something flat worth around $3 and decorate the envelope for three partners. Well, I didn’t make anything flat as you can see.ūüėĀ

I decided I would make these Flower Pockets by Eileen Hull. Instead of using Mat Board (which I am running low on) I used chipboard which I covered with Adhesive Sheets before adding the cardstock and running through the Diecut Machine.

I used The Paper Studio Jingle all the Way Paper Pad to cover the pockets. I cut the Heart and Soul Flower Dies from Crinoline, layered and added a button and brad before adhering to the to the corner of the pocket. I added gold cording, a mini pinecone and Holiday Greens Dies (pine needles and holly) underneath the flower.

The second pocket I created as the first one but I used a store bought paper flower, a gem with button and a couple of berries from a greenery spray. For both pockets I added packages washi tape, a mini Christmas ornament and a Christmas card.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know and I would like to also submit these for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #366-#367

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

ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s: Mini Santa Journal

Hi everyone! This month ClearSnap, Paper House and Michael’s have teamed up! We were challenged to use only products that you would find in Michael’s Store.¬†Though this paper pad isn’t a Christmas theme¬†I came up with a mini Santa journal for my project.

I inked the Jolly Santa Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of speckled cardstock from the Paper House Color Washed Paper Pad. 


I inked the Santa stamp again with Wicked Black ink and stamp onto a piece of red cardstock (Color Washed Paper Pad). Only the Santa hat and berries will be needed. Next I fussy cut Santa, hat and berry images out and adhered the hat and berries to the Santa image.

I inked an Acrylic Block with Ice Jade and Aquamarine Chalk Inks, loaded a paint brush with water and paint the holly leaves with Ice Jade ink. Next I added shading to the holly leaves with the Aquamarine Chalk Ink. I cleaned¬†the acrylic block and inked with Arctic Deep and Sea Crystal Chalk Inks and painted Santa’s eyes with both inks.¬†I also added Pink Sky Chalk Ink to the acrylic block and paint Santa’s cheeks.

I applied Clear Glitter Glue randomly to Santa’s beard and holly leaves and finished by adding mini light green gems to the Santa image.

I cut a 6″x9″ piece of stripped cardstock (Paper House Color washed Paper Pad) and fold into to create a 4 1/2″x6″ cover for the journal. I ¬†also cut five pieces of patterned cardstock in various sizes to fit the inside journal cover and folded those in half was well.

I measured 2 inches down on each end of the spine of the cover and mark with a pencil, poked a hole with the Tool ‘n One on each marked spot. I centered the pages inside the journal cover, poke holes in each page. I threaded a Needle with Twine and sew all pages inside and tied the twine off on the inside of the journal.

Next cut 2 1/4″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock and adhere to the cover along with the Santa image.¬†Cut a gold piece of cardstock 3 5/8″x 1/2″ and a patterned piece of cardstock 1 1/4″x3″. Cut the end of the 1 1/4″x3″ at an angle to create a banner. Adhere both to the bottom corner of the cover. I cut a Seal (Hipster 1 Diecuts) from red cardstock. Next I cut the “d”, “e” and “c” letter stickers down and add to the seal diecut.

There you have it! This little journal can be used to take notes, as a planner or photos can be added to it! 

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: September
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #352-#353
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #9

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

Tsunami Rose Designs: Santa Traveler’s Notebook

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project this month for Tsunami Rose Designs! I went with another traveler’s notebook since it looks like I am hooked on these. ūüėÄ
I started with a notebook divider that I had purchased from the Target Dollar Spot which I cut, rounded the corners and folded to a 7 1/2″x4″ cover for my notebook.

I cut 10 pages slightly smaller than the cover and punched holes in the spine and stitched together.

I used the following Tsunami Rose Designs collections: Clipart Christmas – Printable Ephemera Set # 10 Christmas #1 and Christmas Clipart – Printable Ephemera Set # 11 Christmas – # 2. Each collection has 30 pages for a total of 60 pages of vintage Christmas fun! And the best part is they are only $2.50 per collection!
I printed and cut out a variety of printables from both collections.

Which I adhered to the pages, added pockets and tuck spots to hold journaling cards.
I thought it would be fun to use snowflake diecuts and add those to the doilies.

The cover I used a variety of scraps of cardstock, gold trim, a doily and a snowflake diecut along with the Santa printable to create a fun and whimsical feel. I also and a few red gems to the holly leaves and Stickles to Santa’s bread to finish off my traveler’s notebook.

It is one FAT little traveler’s notebook and I so love how it turned out! As always if you have questions please let me know.

Be sure to hop over to the Tsunami Rose Designs etsy shop and pick up these printables or if you are looking for a something different there is several themes available and the best part they are only $2.50! If you are needing inspiration stop by Tsunami Rose Designs blog and see what the talented design team has created and join the Tsunami Rose Design Fan Group on Facebook too!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Vintage Inspired Santa Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick project for Crafty Card Gallery blog and this month’s theme is Christmas. I know this is not a card but since I was needing a tag for my journal I thought I would share anyways. ūüôā
For more info and photos please check out my blog post HERE.

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

Robin’s Nest: Merry

Hi everyone!¬†I’m sharing a card over at the Chattering Robin’s blog today. I created this Christmas card using scraps of Robin’s Nest cardstock I had laying around.¬†Christmas is right¬†around the corner…like eight weeks away…and for the next few weeks I will be sharing a quick Christmas project on the Robin’s Nest to inspire you all. ūüôā
You can find more photos and info about this card here.

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