Day 10 of Eileen Hull’s Comfort & Joy Event! Build a Snowman Shaker Page

Hi everyone! We need some fun in our lives so all of us at Eileen Hull Designs put our heads together and came up with an event that you can participate in as much or as little as you’d like. It’s a challenge of sorts and we’d like to see you to make a Holiday Journal for this season using any of Eileen Hull Design’s book dies. Your journal could include activities, photos, recipes, shopping lists, daily thoughts, etc. Really, it can include anything you want; after all, it’s your journal!

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between November 27th and December 23rd there will be a post in the Eileen Hull Fan Club from one of Eileen’s team members with a prompt for a journal page. These prompts are meant to get your creative thoughts flowing and give you page ideas for your Holiday Journal. It might be in the form of a blog post, Facebook Live, recorded quick video, or a Facebook post in the group. It’s up to you to take it from there and we can’t wait to see what you come up with, so please share your covers and pages with us in the Eileen Hull Fan Club. If you aren’t a member request to join and be sure to answer the questions so you can be approved.

Today is my day to share a page in my Christmas Memories Journal for day 10 of the Comfort and Joy Event. If you missed the journal blog post you can find all the details on how I created that journal HERE.

Since I live in the South it is rare I get play in the snow or building a snowman. I thought I would created a “build a snowman” shaker page using the Christmas Box Snowman Diecut and Album Page Insert to create a shaker pocket.

I started by cutting off the edge of the album page insert with the holes and folding in half. If you don’t have these type of page inserts you can also use the inserts that baseball and football cards are stored in.

I cut two of the snowmen diecuts out of patterned cardstock and adhered back to back. You can use a double side cardstock but the one I selected was red in color on one side and a red snowman just didn’t look right. I cut out two of each: scarves, carrot noses and arms and assembled the snowman. I added black gems for the eyes and buttons for one side and a fussy cut poinsettia for the other side of the snowman.

I cut and applied Double Sided Adhesive to the inside edge of each pocket.

I added an assortment of clear glitter, sequins and snowflake sequins to the larger pockets before adding the snowman and a snowflake ornament. I peeled the backing from the adhesive and sealed.

The smaller pockets I did the same steps before adding the toboggan and hat to the pockets. The center pocket since it folded in the center I only added glitter and sequins.

I cover the adhesive strip with washi tape. Here’s a tip if the washi tape doesn’t want to stick to the pocket you can add adhesive to keep it in place.

There you have it! I hope you have a chance to make one for yourselves. As always if you have questions please let me know.

If you aren’t a member of Eileen Hull’s Fan Club be sure to answer the questions when you join so you can follow along in the Comfort and Joy Event and see what everyone else in the group is creating! It really is a fun group to be a part of!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut

Album Page Insert

Double Sided Adhesive

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Glitter, Sequins and Snowflake Sequins

Washi Tape

Snowflake Ornament

(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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Little Snowgirl Wishes Mini Book

Hi everyone! How are you all holding up this month? I know a lot of places still have restrictions and if you live in the south it is HOT! Like upper 90’s with a heat index of over 100 HOT! My husband and I have been trying to stay as cool as possible whether right next to the air conditioner or in the pool..which the water is starting to feel like bath water…ugh! 😎
Well, I am finally sharing the complete reveal of my project that I did a sneak peek for Eileen Hull’s Chapter 3 Christmas in July blog hop. If you missed out on that post you can find the blog hop HERE.
I used a wide assortment of diecuts, Eileen Hull’s: Snowman Christmas Box, Bookmark, Tag and Pocket, Bookplate, Hinges and Label (retired), and the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags (retired) Diecuts. Tim Holtz: Christmas Diecuts and Embossing Folder (used the embossing folder on a tag) and the Holiday Words Diecuts (retired) to create the inside pages, outside cover and spine of this mini book.
I started by applying an Adhesive Sheets on the front and backside of a piece of Chipboard along with patterned cardstocks (for the book, scarf, hat and nose and the pink vellum for the snow girl body…I cut two of those) placed on top of the Snowman diecuts and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut the tabs off of the box diecut and folded to create the base for the book. I also put the snowgirl’s front and back together and I used black gems for the eyes instead of using the diecut eyes.
The pages inside of the book I cut from the assortment of diecuts that I mentioned above. There are three signatures with three pages and one pocket per signature. I cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the inside spine and measured and poked holes in all the pages, the flaps of pockets and the piece of paper.
I tied off each signature on the back side of the piece of paper and then adhered the flaps to the back side of each pocket.
I adhered the pages to the inside of the spine and used binder clips to hold them in place while the adhesive dried.
I lightly decorated with embellishments from my stash, scraps of wrapping paper, lace, pom pom trim, and packaging. 

Don’t you just love the little jingle bell hanging from the side of the mini book?
I decorated the spine with the “wishes” from the Holiday Words diecuts. I placed an adhesive sheet on a scrap of cardstock before running through the diecut machine and the adhesive sheet makes it so much easier to place each letter onto the spine.
I used the reverse of the 25 diecut for the cover of the book and I added a mini snowflake ornament, sequin and flatback pearl to the cover. There you have it! If you haven’t checked the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration Team you can find those posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any question about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snowman Christmas Box Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Diecuts (retired)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Holiday Words Diecuts (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Christmas Cardstock
Pink Vellum
Needle and Thread
Various Christmas Embellishments
Binder Clips
Black Gems
White Pom Pom and Trim
(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 Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Snowmen and Mittens Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop with Eileen Hull!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share a peek at my project for Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Full reveal /blog post of my project will be later this month.
Be sure to check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers’ blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…
Supplies Used

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Patterned Cardstock

(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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Little Birdie Crafts: Snowman Snow Globe

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas??? Me? I am almost there…I still have some shopping to do, wrapping presents and crafting also…not enough hours in the day for everything!
I want to share a snow globe I created from a wine glass and paper tart pan. For more photos and the how to’s you can find the blog post HERE.

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

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

Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team! I’m so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and paints the company has to offer…plus there is so much more! You can find the website HERE.

For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around…actually I have several boxes laying around…and create a retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post HERE

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

Magical

Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn’t selected I thought why not share.  🙂
I started out with a folded 6″x6″ piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock.  

I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! 🙂

I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can’t remember what company…this is what happens when you start getting old…if I do I will update. 😉
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

The Robin’s Nest: Snowman Sleigh Ride

Hi everyone! I’m here to share this month’s projects I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Winter Collection. I cut a sleigh (Sleigh Favor Box die from Brenda Walton) out of the Winter Retreat Swirl Cardstock and put together according directions. You can find the how to video on YouTube here.

For more info and photos on both projects please hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s blog!

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: Sizzix: Brenda Walton-Sleigh Favor Box, Tim Holtz-Reindeer Flight Diecut and Snow Flurries and Dot-Matrix Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Punch, Sequins, Buttons, Twine, Lace, Tulle, Wire, SmoothFoam 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ Balls, Silver Tinsel, Pearl Spray, Mini Bottle Brush Tree, Pipe Cleaner, Sculpey Clay, Antique Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint, Chalk Ink, Glitter

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Christmas Time Snowman

Hi there! I’m here to share a quick little snowman that created using a 1″ SmoothFoam ball. I love making these little guys. So much fun and easy too! All I had to do was sand a little of the rough edge off of the ball, gesso and once dry I painted with a combination of off white and white acrylic paint. Once that dried I painted two black dots for eyes, a pink dot for the mouth and I “pounced on” some pink paint for the cheeks.

I had baked up a nose from orange Sculpey clay which I followed the direction on the packaging. I adhered the nose to the snowman and then applied Antique Mod Podge all over and then sprinkled with glitter. A way to make applying the glue and glitter easier I stuck a pin in it.


I drawed out a hat on copy paper and then traced out on cardstock which I then cut out and rolled up to create a hat. I ran a small line of glue on the edge of the hat and held until it was dry. Also be sure to leave a tiny hole in the top of the hat so you can run a pipe cleaner through. I curled the top of the pipe cleaner and the end that is inside of the hat I glued to inside of the hat. I finished off with tinsel around the hat and a small felt snowflake for the base. This can be used as a table decoration or it can be hung on the tree. The choice is yours. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Santa’s List File Folder Album

Hi there! I’m here to share a project that I have been working on and off for the last several week in-between design team projects, magazine calls and everyday cleaning and such. I created this 8″x8″ album from four file folders using the Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon. This collection I bought last year from Peachy Cheap but never got around to using it. I thought it was perfect for an album or my case a December Daily…fingers are crossed on that because last year I started one and never finished it. lol 🙂 My goal is to at least take one photo a day for the month of December and do a blog post about it…again fingers are crossed. 🙂

There is 31 spots for journaling and photos in this album. 

The clasp is from Hobby Lobby which I just love!

I created a pocket on the front of the album to hold cards or odd bits.

I am submitting this project for the Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Favorite Recipe Challenge and Paper Wings Productions Anything Goes Challenge.

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

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

Snowflake Snowman

Hi everyone! We are almost half way through August! Can you believe that??? Summer has sure flown for me. I have painted one of our bathroom and three coats of paint later I can say the walls are finished. Now all I need is to paint the trim and door, install the new light and flooring, vanity, mirror, faucet, make a curtain and I’m finished. 🙂
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full of Smooth Foam ornaments last year for a blog hop and this is one of the leftovers I didn’t use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with white acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and baked according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet of vintage sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into a cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along the bottom of the hat.

I adhered two black dew drops and carrot nose to the ornament shape, painted a dot for the mouth and then I applied Antique Mod Podge all over then covered in glitter.
I painted a chipboard snowflake white and once dry I applied antique Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter over the whole snowflake. I then adhered to the base of the ornament the snowflake, tied seam binding around the “neck” and finished off with dew drops to the bow and snowflake.

Lastly I glued the little hat to the snowman’s head. Easy peasy decoration to set out at Christmas or a super cute gift to give. 🙂

Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam: Ornament, Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops, Seam Binding, Glitter, Sculpey Clay, Tinsel, Vintage Sheet Music, Chipboard Snowflake, Black and White Acrylic Paint, Gesso
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!