Field Notes Journal

Hi everyone! After I short break from the holidays I’m back with a project I created for the collaborating between Eileen Hull’s teams and GelPress! This collab has been going on the whole month of January and at the end of this post I will share links for those posts.

I chose to use a cut out I had laying around from the Notebook Diecut-663635(retired).

I gathered up some stencils, acrylic paints along with the Gel Press Printing Plate and Brayer. I’m looking forward to trying the plate and the brayer since this will be the first time using these. So let’s get started!

First I applied dollops of paint to the plate and with the brayer covered the plate with the paint.

I placed the notebook diecut (cover side down), placed a piece of cardstock over the diecut and plate and with the brayer rolled over the diecut and plate. The photo below is just paint that’s been applied to the plate with no stencils. It’s kind of cool how the paint separated on the plate and left negative areas on the notebook diecut.

I applied more paint to the plate and used two stencils, Petal Stencil and Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued), to add texture and a design to the cover.

I had a leftover label from another project from the Full Size Journal Diecut which I applied paint with the plate and brayer. I also used the Field Notes Stamp from the Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued) and stamped the label. I strung two pieces of elastic cording through the ends of the label and tied.

I slipped the label and elastic around the spine of the notebook and placed two store bought notebooks under the elastic.

From my stash of fussy cut printables I adhered a floral bulb to the cover to complete.

If you would like to know more about GelPress you can find them HERE for more inspiration. Also if you haven’t seen the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator Teams you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut-663635(retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

GelPress: Gel Press Printing Plate

GelPress: Brayer

Acrylic Paints

TCW: Petal Stencil

TCW: Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued)

Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued)

Elastic Cording

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Floral Printable

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 Sizzix, Eileen Hull, GelPress and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Christmas Trees and Snowmen Decor

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a quick and easy home decor project I created for the Comfort and Joy Event hosted by Eileen Hull!

I used the tree diecuts from the Vintage Truck Box Diecut and the label from the Full Size Journal Diecut to create this project. Lets get started!

The base of this project is an empty can of wax. I did give the inside a good clean before tapping the lid on tightly before decorating.

I dug into my Christmas papers, selected and covered the can sides and the top with a festive patterned cardstock. I also adhered lace around the top and bottom and added a snowflake ornament ( I’ve used these snowflakes in several of my projects) to the top of the can.

I cut several of the large and small tree diecuts from the Vintage Truck Box Diecut.

The large tree I cut the “trunk” off and folded all the trees in half and adhered to a small wooden dowel. The smaller tree I did the same steps except I glued the tree dies back to back.

I adhered the trees along with two snowman stickers from my stash and Baubles to the top of the can. I also applied Stickles onto the trees and baubles and added the label diecut, with Foam Pop Dots to the back, from the Full Size Journal Diecut to the front of the can and a Happy Holidays sticker to finish.

If you haven’t been following Eileen on her Facebook Lives during the Comfort and Joy Event I’ve attached the link from her blog that shares a link to her fan club where you can join and watch her lives. You can find that post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

Christmas Cardstocks

Christmas Snowman and Happy Holiday Stickers

Lace

Tim Holtz: Baubles

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Snowflake Ornament

Stickles

Wooden Dowel

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 Tuesday 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

(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 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

(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 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!

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!

Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi everyone! Have you ever needed gift wrap, bag or a box for that last minute Christmas present? I have, so today I’m sharing a way to up-cycle a box that would be tossed in the trash and turn it into a beautiful way to present a gift to a family member or friend. So let’s get started!

The box I had laying around measured approximately 9 1/2″x3″. I cut and glued a total of six pieces of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than each panel of the box.

I cut out several poinsettia and leaves (I hope to create some more projects/presents…fingers crossed this month) from the Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits.

I shaped two of the largest, one of both the middle and smallest flower dies and two of the leaves with a Stylus. Once I had them shaped the way I wanted I adhered each on top of one another. The center piece of the flower…for the life of me I don’t remember the name…I rolled into itself and added a drop of glue to keep together. Once adhered in the center of the poinsettia I applied Gold Glitter Glue and let dry.

I adhered the poinsettia along with gold thread and ribbon to one end of the box to finish off the box. Easy peasy! You could change it up with a different type of flower and create a cool birthday present too.

Supplies

Small Box

Sizzix: Elegant Poinsettia Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Gold Glitter Glue

Patterned Cardstock

Red Cardstock

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Gold Thread and Ribbon

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 Friday is great and enjoy creating!

Vintage Artistry Wedding Album

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a project created for this month’s Eileen Hull project. My best friend’s son was married this past Saturday I decided to use the Full Size Journal Diecut to create an album for all the wedding photos I’m sure that was taken.

I had 12″x12″ Mat Board that I used to create the cover with but if you have a hard time finding mat board that size chipboard is the next best thing. Since the finished journal is around 8 3/4″x6 1/4″ (not counting the spine) I used 8.5″x11″ Adhesive Sheets (so much easier than piecing together 6″x6″ sheets of adhesive) to adhere patterned cardstock to both sides of the mat board before running it through the Diecut Machine. Next I adhered both covers together at the spine and strung the spine with elastic cording.

The colors of the wedding was navy blue, modern gold and cream but I was given the go ahead that I could use muted and soft greens as an accent color. I added an assortment of patterned cardstocks to the cover and placed Foam Pop Dots to the largest diecut from the Reflective Moment Diecut Set (retired) that I cut out. Next I applied glue to three sides of the Vintage Artistry Sage Stitched Frames (retired) and added on top of the frame diecut. I cut out several flowers from the Tattered Flower Garland Diecuts (retired) in White Cardstock and shaped each with a Stylus, adhered on top of each other, added a flat back pearl to the center of each and I cut leaves from the foliage diecuts from the Artistry Sage 12″x12″ Collection. I used this collection through out the album.

I started out with three pages per signatures but as I added cardstock and tucks and flip outs and waterfalls the album bulked up. So I removed the third page from each signatures.

To keep the embellishments to a minimum I used rub ons from the Vintage Sky Collection and an assortment of embossing folders to add a little texture and visual interest.

I used the Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits and created a place in the back of the album for candid snapshots.

I can tell you the wedding was a beautiful event (even though the ceremony was outside…it was cold). Also the bride loved the album…YAY! That is always stressful to me especially if I’m not sure of the brides style…modern, vintage, etc.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what the rest of the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tags Thinlits

8.5″x11″ Adhesive Sheets

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Stitched Frames (retired)

White Cardstock

Cream Cardstock

49 and Market: Artistry Sage 12″x12″ Collection

49 and Market: Vintage Sky Collection

Blue Chalk Ink

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Gold Glitter Cardstock

Mat Board

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Zip dry Adhesive

Elastic Cording

Flat Back Pearls

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Tattered Flower Garland Diecuts (retired)

Spellbinders: Reflective Moments Diecuts (retired)

Cuttlebug: Polka Dots Embossing Folder (retired)

Cuttlebug: Blossom Dance Embossing Folder (retired)

Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder (retired)

(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 Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

Nothing but Treats Little Bat Jar

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on and share a fun little bat project I created to give to my grandson.

Since I love Yoplait Oui Yogurt and I seem to have a endless supply of empty glass jars I decided I would try my hand at turn one into a little bat.

First, I removed the labels and cleaned thoroughly and gessoed the inside and outside of the jar. Once dry I spray painted black inside and out. I had half a can on hand but you can use black acrylic paint.

Next I cut a circle diecut from the Ornament Box Diecut, folded the circle in half and cut two wings out (I cut free hand style). I inked the edges of the wings with a purple chalk ink.

I folded back each end of the wings to create a “tab” and adhered to each side of the jar.

I tied a bow are the top of the jar and attached the boo and pumpkin dies from my stash.

I finished by gluing googlie eyes to the front of the jar and adding candy.

Supplies

Empty Oui Jar

Google Eyes

Sponge Brush

Gesso

Black Spray Paint

Black Cardstock

Black Cording

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Diecut Machine

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 and Scrapbook.comProducts.

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

Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set Release

Hi everyone! Guess what?!?! I now have a set of stamps I’ve designed with Blank Page Muse!!!Can you tell I’m so excited? The stamp set is called Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Slimline Stamp Set.

I designed this in mind with making mini slimline cards but you can do so much more with this stamp set. I used a sheet of patterned cardstock from a 6″x6″ paper pad, folded in half, to create this card but a standard mini slimline measures 3 1/2″x6″. I figured what is half an inch? Plus its a great way to use up some of those 6″x6″ pads that are laying around.

I placed the snowman face and sentiment stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with waterproof Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I dug out my chalk pastels, Colored Pencils to color in the face and I filled in the eyes with clear glitter glue.

I adhered two strips of patterned cardstock to the base of the card and placed the snowman face off center of the card. Next I cut a snowflake from Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits out of vellum placed and glued slightly off the card…I cut the excess off and decorated with light blue gems. The final step I matted the sentiment and placed Foam Pop Dots to the back before adding to the lower corner of the card. I also inked around the base of the card with chalk ink.

I’ll be sharing more projects with this stamp set later on so be sure to stop back by! Also use code BPMTonya to get 15% off this stamp set along other purchases too. So be sure to head to Blank Page Muse’s website and purchase Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set.

Supplies

BPM/Tonya Trantham: Sparkles Snowman Happy Holidays Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Cream Cardstock

Colored Pencils

Foam Pop Dots

Paper Cutter

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Various Patterned cardstocks and Vellum

Light Blue 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 ( Blank Page Muse, Tonya Trantham and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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