From a Dresser Drawer to Diecut Storage

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project that I had actually created this past Summer. You know life happened and kept on happening and now has finally (for the moment) settled down. A little back story, me and my Dad a couple of years ago took an old dresser that my husband had wanted to toss and I decided that we, meaning me and my Dad, would cut the dresser down after carefully removing the top of the dresser to reuse. We removed two of the drawers (it had a total of four drawers), add a shelf to create a big opening to store my husband’s not so nice looking lunchbox (I added a curtain to hid said lunchbox) when he wasn’t at work. I have a blog post from when we did this project several years ago if you want to have a look, you can find that blog post HERE, before diving into the diecut storage drawer. (Also that post was on my old blog).

I employed the help of my husband to pull off this project off. The first thing I did with the drawer was sand over the whole area to scuff up the finish.

I used a piece of 21/32″x16″x36″ Paint Grade Wood Panel to replace the bottom of the drawer.

The next thing we did was “punch” out the bottom of the drawer because once you put all those heavy diecuts in the bottom would fall out since it isn’t very thick.

We, meaning my husband, measured and cut the wood panel to fit the bottom of the drawer.

My husband screwed the wood panel to the bottom of the drawer.

Now it’s my time to get to work! I used a spray paint with primer to completely cover, inside and out, the drawer. Side note, next time when I make one of these I will use a brush and paint on the primer because I used a total of three and a half cans of spray paint.

I lightly sanded the knobs that came with the drawer and spray painted those. Another side note, to get an even finish while spray painting I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile into a piece of corrugated cardboard and screwed the knobs into the cardboard. This keeps the knobs upright and makes it easy to spray paint.

Now I passed the drawer back to my husband so he could add wheels to the bottom of the drawer. My husband marked with a pencil the holes to attach the wheels and drilled tiny holes into wood.

He attached each wheel with washers and screws.

I added the knobs and placed most of my Eileen Hull Diecuts, I have way more that what can fit inside the drawer, and rolled up under the side board I have in my craft room. I hope this inspires everyone to create one for yourselves.

Supplies

Old Drawer

Four Wheels

White Spray Paint

21/32″x16″x36″ Paint Grade Wood Panel

Drill and Saw

Washers and Screws

Sand Paper

Your Favorite Eileen Hull Diecuts

Crop-A-Dile

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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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Snow and Cocoa Tray and Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a project I designed using the bookbinding thinlit from Eileen Hull’s Bookbinding and Label Thinlits.

I recycled a card box as a base for the tray. The long sides of the tray I cut at an angle with a Crafter’s Knife and the front I cut down. I reinforced the corners of the box with patterned cardstock. I started “wrapping” the first slanted side of the box with patterned cardstock and adhered the edges down. Side note…I used Snow and Cocoa Paper Pad and the embellishments that coordinates with this line.

I wrapped and adhered patterned cardstock on the front and back of the box.

I cut out five of the bookbinding thinlits and put together according to the directions. Next I glued each end of the “hinges” together.

I reinforced the back by added another piece of cardstock.

I applied glue to the back of the hinges and placed inside the tray and added a decorative flat back pearl to the front of the tray.

The “hinges” in the tray will hold the cards/tags in place as I fill it up. I created a couple of cards and will continue to add until I fill up the tray. I used embellishments, buttons, sequins and thread to decorate these cards.

This card I embossed a piece of Aqua Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder and added Snow and Cocoa embellishments.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock, folded in half, glued the side together to create a pocket which I placed over the hinge. As I said earlier I will be adding cards and tags as the month goes on so be sure to come back to see what else I’ve added to the tray.

Also be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to! You can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding and Label Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Aqua Cardstock

Snow and Cocoa Collection

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Box

Double Sided Adhesive Roll

Sequins, Buttons, Thread and Flat Back Pearls

Foam Pop Dots

Zip Dry Adhesive

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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 awesome 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

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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!

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

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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!

Mittens and Sweater Card

Hi everyone! I want to share a quick card I created using the Sweater Embossing Folder, the snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and the mitten from the Mitten Box Diecut. Let’s get started!

I cut and folded a piece of patterned cardstock to create a 4 1/2″x6 1/2″ card base. Next I embossed a piece of Aqua Blue Cardstock with the Sweater Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Blue Chalk Ink and adhered two strips of patterned cardstock to the embossed cardstock. I added Foam Pop Dots to the embossed cardstock and placed onto the card base.

I ran the Mitten Diecut through the Diecut Machine a couple of times, once for patterned and once for plain cardstocks. I inked the edges of the mitten with a blue chalk ink and glued together.

I cut out a snowflake from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and glued to the mitten along with a vintage button. I placed foam pop dots to the back of the mitten before placing on the card base.

I adhered a cut a part that I found in my stash off center of the mitten, added flat back pearls to the snowflake and several loops of thread to the button and called the card finished!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sweater Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mitten Box Diecut

Patterned Cardstocks

Aqua Blue Cardstock

White Cardstock

Blue Chalk Ink

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Vintage Button

Flatback Pearls

Paper Cutter

Scissors

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 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 Saturday is great and enjoy creating!

Sparkle Snowman Shadow Box

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another project I created using my Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set. So let’s get started!

I had purchased a small shadow box at Micheal’s that I thought would be a great way to create a home decor piece with. I dug into my scraps of Christmas paper scraps and adhered the patterned cardstock to both the outside and inside of the box.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit inside the shadow box. Then I placed the snowman image onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink and before I stamped the image onto the cardstock I placed washi tape over the “boxed area” of the stamp.

I stamped the carrot, eyebrows and eyes onto appropriate scraps of cardstocks and fussy cut each out.

I adhered the eyes, eyebrows and nose to the stamped snowman face. I applied Glitter Glue to the eyes, added a little color to the nose and cheeks before adhering the face in the shadow box. I finished off by cutting out holly leaves from the Funky Festive Thinlits, shaping those and adding a poinsettia and loops of thread to the box.

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Supplies

Blank Page Muse/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set

Shadow Box

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Washi Tape

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Glitter Glue

Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Thinlits

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Thread

Poinsettia

Pastels

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 Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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