September Apple Harvest Tag

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick end of the month project I created using some cut a parts and cardstock from the Authentique Calendar Collection (retired). So let’s get started!

I cut a 5″x10 1/2″ piece of patterned cardstock and a 4″x8 1/2″ plain piece of cardstock out. I cut off the top edges of both and punched a hole in the top of each tag. I also inked the edges with chalk ink.

One sheet of cardstock had an assortment of cut a parts which I cut and selected the ones I would use on the tag.

I inked edges and adhered the cut a parts to the tag. Next I diecut leaves and leaf sprigs from the Funky Foliage Thinlits, shaped with a Stylus and glued under the cut a parts.

I also decorated the other side of the tag by adhering the smaller tag slightly off center of the larger tag.

Next I glued the September, Apples tag and people picking apples cut a parts onto the tag.

I placed more of the leaves and leaf sprigs under the September and apples tags.

I finished off by adding cording and thread to the leaves on both sides of the tag.

Supplies

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Foliage Thinlits

Authentique: Calendar Collection (retired)

Stylus

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Cording and Thread

Chalk Ink

Hole Punch

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(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 from Scrapbook.com and Cherry on Top. 

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

Listen to Your Heart

Hi everyone! I want to share a card I created with you all today. At Christmas I received a craft box as a gift that had an assortment of card blanks, patterned cardstock, diecuts, stickers, etc. in it. I finally dug out one of the card blanks and decided to decorate it and this is what I created.

First off I used a Paisley Embossing Folder (I found this at Joann’s) and placed the front half of the card in the folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next I inked over the raised edges with an assortment of chalk inks.

There was a sheet of floral cardstock that I fussy cut several of the flowers and foliage out. I also dug into my stash of cardstock scraps and adhered to the front of the card. I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the sentiment and placed onto the front along with the fussy cut images.

I finished by adding gems to the sentiment tag and the center of one of the flowers and adding lace, loops of thread and Stickles to the berries.

There you have it! Hopefully soon…I’ll get around to creating something else from this craft box.

Supplies

Card Blanks

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Paisley Embossing Folder

Foam Pop Dots

Various Colors of Chalk Inks

Stickles

Lace, Thread and Gems

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Flower and Wreath Shadow Box

Hi there! I hope everyone is enjoying warmer weather like I am. This happens to be the most favorite time of year for me, lounging in the pool, reading books, gardening and cooking out. But I still have time to craft and I want to share a project I created using a few of Eileen Hull’s diecuts and thinlits. This month’s theme over on Eileen Hull’s blog is using leftover bits and pieces and this project that I am getting ready to share is just that…a lot of leftovers. So lets get started!

I had one sheet of leftover cardstock from 49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection and I thought that would make a great little shadow box (the cardstock is a heavy weight and is perfect for creating this box). I also had created a wedding album with this collection which you can find that post HERE.

I cut four of the smaller “frames” from the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits, put together according to the directions and cut to fit a piece of cardstock for the back of the shadow box.

I always cut from whatever small scraps of cardstock I have leftover from previous projects leaves, flowers, etc. to have on hand. To me it’s one less step in cutting those out when in the middle of making something. The wreaths I had cut from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits.

I cut two a part and “wove” around the one not cut a part to make it look fuller.

I had also cut out a couple of leaf sprigs from the same wreath and snowflake thinlits and the flowers I cut from the Shadow Box Elements Thinlits. I adhered the wreath to the inside of the shadow box, shaped and glued the flower and leaves together, placed a gem in the center of the flower before adding a Foam Pop Dot to the back and placing in the center of the wreath.

I used hinges from the Treasure Box Diecut (retired) to dress up the corners of the shadow box. I also added gems to each corner of the hinges to finish off the box.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest blog posts HERE and HERE..

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Treasure Box Diecut (retired)

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection

Foam Pop Dot

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Gems

Sytlus

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 Monday is great and enjoy creating!

The Wandering Butterfly Boy

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the month and this is my first post! I’ve had a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on…some good and some not so good stuff…ugh! But anyways, I created a tag using some of Eileen Hull’s new and not so new thinlits and embossing folder. Also this month theme on Eileen’s blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and even though my butterfly boy isn’t a bird (he has wings though and that kind of counts, right?) I wanted to share. So let’s get started!

I had a sheet of gel pressed cardstock leftover from the collab with Eileen Hull and Gel Press that I cut into a tag. You can find those posts HERE and HERE. I embossed the tag with the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Dark Blue Chalk Ink, added two of the “stamp” dies from the Snail Mail Thinlit, along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a circle punch which I folded around the side of the tag.

Next I rolled up and distressed two pieces of patterned cardstock and “roughing up” the edges and inked. I adhered both to the top edge of the stamp die and added loops of thread and inked up cheese cloth. I used the flowers and vine from the Shadow Box Elements, flowers and leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits along with gems for the center of the flowers to decorate the “logs”. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a scrap of cardstock and cut out the word “Wonder” from the Journaling Words Thinlits (retired).

I printed (the head and body in two different sizes) and fussy cut out both along with the butterfly wings and frog. I found this printable on Etsy and it’s called The Steampunk Fairy Boys and is by itKuPiLLiimaginarium. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I finished off by applying Stickles to the wings, cap and buttons on the boy’s jacket.

There you have it! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest from the Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Dark Blue Chalk Ink

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: The Steampunk Fairy Boys

Adhesive Sheet

Foam Pop Dots

Stickles

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Cardstocks

Thread and Cheese Cloth

Gems and Buttons

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 Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

Her Heart was a Secret Garden Journal Page

Hi everyone! I’m back with a semi quick (lots of fussy cutting) journal page I created using Eileen Hull’s Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Stamps by Maker Forte.

I placed the grid stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with a Dark Brown Chocolate Ink and stamped a piece of Cream Cardstock. Once dry I cut off the off the cream colored edges. As you can see I accidentally got ink in one of the boxes when I stamped the image but no worries it will be covered.

I gathered up scraps of patterned cardstock, a flatback pearl, resin flower, thread and I fussy cut images I had printed from itKuPiLLiimaginarium on Etsy.

I also used a small heart die from the Mitten Box Diecut and the leaf sprig die from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate page.

Now all I have to do is add it to my art journal that I’ve been slowly filling. If you would more inspiration stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what her team has been up to. You can find her blog HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Everyday Sentiments Stamps

MISTI Stamping Tool

Dark Brown Chocolate Ink

Cream Cardstock

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Printables

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mitten Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: 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 Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

All Things Old are New Again Wedding Frame

Hi everyone! I want to share a project I created for an upcoming design team call for Gwen Studios.

Truth be told I started this project about four years ago…yep I pulled this from the pile of unfinished projects that I have pushed off to the side in my craft room. In the photo below this is where I had stopped with this frame. I had used a mat board frame that I covered with patterned cardstock, created a shallow shadow box with the Make It 3D Diecut (retired), add Medallion Diecuts (retired), the photo and trim.

Since my son and daughter in law’s wedding anniversary is coming up I thought this would be a great time to finish this and give it to them as a gift. I did cut out the Mr and Mrs sentiment and the Mandala Thinlit and add to the side of the frame.

I used the 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon by Gwen Studios to create two bows.

I adhered the single bow to the top corner of the frame and added a flower, pearl sprig and a scrap of lace.

The larger bow I glued to the bottom corner of the frame and finished with flowers and pearl sprigs. Don’t you think the flowers “pops” against the black ribbon?

I think the frame will look perfect in my son and daughter in law’s house since it has a farmhouse vibe going on.

If you are looking for a different color of ribbon you can find that at Walmart.com along with patches and fabric. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Gwen Studios: 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit

Scissors

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Various Patterned Cardstocks, Paper Flowers, Pearl Sprigs and scraps of Lace

Mat Board Frame

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 Gwen Studios and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Take Me to the Beach Tag Card

Hi everyone! I’m back this week to share my project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team this month. I’ve been longing for the beach so I decided I would create a simple fold over tag card using an assortment of Eileen’s diecuts, thinlits and a new printable that I picked up on Etsy.

I started by folding a piece of Kraft Cardstock in half and placing slightly below the cut line on the top of the largest Tag Thinlit Die from Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits.

I thought I had photographed steps of embossing and the dies I had cut out but I didn’t…so sorry about that but it does happen especially when I get into a groove and I’m crafting away.

I embossed one end of the tag with Star Burst Embossing Folder (#659879 retired) and lightly inked of that with a mix blues, greens and purple chalk inks. I cut out the middle size tag from the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits, the circle diecut from the Ornament Box Diecut and the wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with a couple of beach girls that I printed from the Beach Girls Printable and cut out.

Before adhering the middle size tag to the base of the card I embossed and lightly applied chalk ink to the raised areas. Next I added two small strips of patterned cardstock toward the bottom of the card before gluing the circle and wreath to the base of the card. I printed the “Take Me to the Beach” and “Do You Hear the Ocean?” sentiments from my computer, cut out, inked edges and added the first sentiment to the base. I also adhered the woman in the bathing suit and two sand dollars that I had fussy cut from a scrap of cardstock to the card and added a flatback pearl to the center of the sand dollar.

The inside of the card I dug up a shell diecut from my stash and with a crafters knife I cut a “pocket” along the inside edge of the shell.

I glued the bottom of the shell diecut to the card, added the other sentiment to the bottom corner and placed the bathing suit girls in the slit of the shell.

If I choose to, later on, I can add more tags or I could even place a gift card in the “pocket” behind the shell and give as a gift. There’s endless possibilities.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if you haven’t stopped by Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Star Burst Embossing Folder (#659879 retired)

Beach Girls Printable

Kraft Cardstock

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Zip Dry Adhesive

Beach Girls Printable

Printer

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Craft Knife

Chalk Inks

Flatback Pearl

(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 great and enjoy creating!

DCC and Gwen Studios Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my project I created for the Designer Crafts Connection and Gwen Studios blog hop!

Gwen Studios has a wonderful selection of beautiful ribbons, trims and bows and I’m so excited to be able to use a few of these on my journal page!

I love to use up what scraps of cardstock that I have laying around so I decided to create a page for my journal. First I gathered scraps of patterned cardstocks and the Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set.

I adhered the scraps of cardstocks together and cut a piece of the peach ribbon to fit the bottom of the page. I punched a hole into the ribbon and cardstock on either side of the page. I selected from the Oh Snap! Snap Fastener Kit (online Walmart July 2021) a heart shaped snap, placed into the punched hole and set with the fastener tool.

I cut and glued a piece of the tassel from the Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set to the side of the page.

I added a flamingo and flower diecuts that was laying on my desk to finish the page.

Be sure to stop by the DCC blog to see what the other members of the team have created. You can find the link HERE.

Supplies

Gwen Studios: Peach Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon Box Set

Gwen Studios: Oh Snap! Snap Fastener Kit (online Walmart July 2021)

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

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 Gwen Studios and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Let Freedom Ring Tag

Hi there! How is everyone? Will you be doing anything special for the 4th of July? Are you staying cool in your neck of the woods? Here, we are in the upper 80’s to low 90’s with not much relief in sight…so glad my husband agreed to getting a swimming pool! Anyways, I want to share a patriotic tag I created for the 4th of July!

I used the July cardstocks from the Authentique: Calendar Collection (retired) to create both sides of this tag. I cut patterned cardstock to 5″x10 1/2″ to create the base for the tag.

The journaling cards/cut-a-parts in the collection I cut apart, adhered some to the base and added Foam Pop Dots to the back of a couple to give dimension to the tag.

I cut and adhered Patriotic Red, White and Blue Ribbon underneath the cut-a-parts, along with thread, stars, sequins and White Pom Pom Trim at the bottom of the tag.

There you have it! If you have questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Authentique: Calendar Collection (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Gwen Studios: Patriotic Red, White and Blue Ribbon

Gwen Studios: Peach and White Pom Pom, Tassel and Ribbon

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Thread, Sequin and Stars

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 Gwen Studios and Scrapbook.com

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

Meow’s it Going? Tunnel Card

Hi everyone! Today over on the i-crafter’s blog I share how I created this fun tunnel card using this month’s Purrfect Birthday Clear Stamp Set along with the Tunnel Base Card, Swan Diecuts and the Floral Garden Diecuts. For the details you can find the blog post HERE.

MIG4

If you would like to purchase this stamp set along with the diecuts sets I use you can find i-crafter’s web site HERE. If you need more inspiration you can find the rest of the design team’s posts HERE.

Supplies

Patterned Cardstock
Gems and Buttons
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Blank Ink and Hot Pink Chalk 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 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 enjoy creating!