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)

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 from Scrapbook.com and Cherry on Top. 

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

Hey Friend Card

Hi everyone! As I’m slowly getting back into the swing of crafting, from a busy couple of months of things pertaining to family and all things summer, I want to share a card I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team! This month’s theme is cards and I used the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits along with a few other dies, embossing folder and thinlits by Eileen. So let’s get started!

I originally was going to cover a per-cut card base with the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit and do the usual decorating. But when I I placed the Thinlits onto the piece of glittered cardstock ( I ran the die through the machine two times) it didn’t cut through. Instead of tossing I decided I would fold in half and create a card base. I did back the inside with a piece of light pink cardstock before decorating the front.

Next I cut out the circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and embossed with the Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder. I lightly inked over the raised areas before adhering to the card base.

I dug into my big stash of scraps and cut out flowers, wreath and leaf sprigs from the following thinlits: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits. I placed Foam Pop Dots onto the back of two strips of patterned cardstock and placed onto the card base.

Next I glued a piece of wood looking cardstock under the raised patterned cardstock along with the wreath die.

I shaped the flowers and leaf sprigs with a Stylus and adhered to the card base.

I added Glossy Dots to the centers of each flower. Also I printed, cut and chalked the edges of a “Hey Friend!” sentiment and placed onto the card to finish.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest posts from Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Foam Pop Dots

Stylus

Glossy Dots

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesives

(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 Cherry on Top Products. 

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

Summer is a State of Mind Tag

Hi everyone! I found an 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired) by Graphic 45 in my stash of cardstock and I decided I would squeak out a tag before the month of June ended. So let’s get started!

I pulled the two sheets that were labeled June collection from the paper pad, cut a tag 7 7/8″x4 1/8″ from the patterned cardstock and cut a part the sentiments and images from the other sheet of cardstock.

I matted the image of the children with a patterned cardstock and added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I adhered the June calendar,, postage stamps and the sentiments to the children image and tag.

I cut out flowers and foliage from the Floral Garden Thinlits by I-crafter. I shaped the flowers and foliage with a Stylus, added gems to the center of the smaller flowers before placing onto the tag.

I glued lace and loops of thread to finish off this tag. I’ve already pulled the two July sheets of cardstock from the paper pad since July is only days away to start thinking about what I want to create…maybe another tag then again I’m not sure?

Supplies

I-crafter-Floral Garden Thinlits

Graphic 45: 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Stylus

Lace, Gems and Thread

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 Cherry on Top, I-crafter and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome 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!

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!

Bird Folio Journal Reveal Part One

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project for Eileen Hull and the reveal (part one) of the inside of my journal I created using Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits. If you missed the big Chapter 1 Release Party that Eileen hosted at the beginning of the month I have a blog post with details and more photos and instructions on how I created the cover of my folio journal. You can find that post HERE.

I placed a piece of folded patterned cardstock slightly past the cut line of the page diecut (from the Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits), placed washi tape on the thinlit and cardstock before running through the Diecut Machine. I cut three pages/papers per signature for a total of nine pages/papers but today I’m only sharing the first set of pages.

I punched holes and added the claps with brads and then covered with a piece of patterned cardstock. This secures the clasps and brads in place. Side note…I forgot to include this step in the post where I shared how I created the cover….ooops!

I slide the pages up under the elastic cording in the spine and tied ribbon over the elastic before I started decorating the pages. The inside cover I adhered a pocket, shaped and added a flower and leaf to the pocket along with a gem to the center of the flower. The pocket is a great place to store journaling cards or photos. On the first page I added a glassine bag with washi tape. I dug into my stash and found this birdcage die which I adhered to the bag. I placed two tags inside the glassine bag and added flowers and sprigs, one to the tag and one to the corner of the birdcage.

On the inside of the glassine bag I added a bird and shaped punch and more flowers and a sprig along with a piece of trim at the bottom of the bag.

The next several pages I decorated with an assortment of tags, diecuts, stickers, thread, cheese cloth and the flowers, leaf and sprig thinlits. Most of the flowers I added gems or flat back pearls to the center, and I also shaped with a Stylus.

There you have it part one of the inside of my folio journal! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to lately you can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about the pages or what products I used (I shopped my stash) please let me know. I’ll do my best to answer.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Eileen Hull’s Folio Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Various Patterned Cardstock

Various Diecuts, Stickers, Thread, Cheese Cloth, Ribbon, Trim, Gems and Flat Back Pearls

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Crop-A-Dile

(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!

Poinsettia Gift Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with my second project of the month for Momenta! Since Christmas is only nine days away I thought I would share a quick and easy gift box that can be mass produced.
I started by running the Baker’s Box Cutting Template through the Freestyle Diecutting and Embossing Machine. I cut two diecuts out of Kraft Cardstock.  
I folded and adhered the tabs and the bottom to create the box.
From scraps of cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad I cut four poinsettia, two holly and a couple leaf sprigs. 
To create one flower I shaped two flowers and one holly with a Stylus. I adhered one flower on top of the other, added the holly and a leaf sprig to the back. I used a circle punch and punched a circle from one of the scraps of cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and glued to the flower. I finished off by adding a sequin and glossy dot to the center of the flower and I did a messy loop of thread and glued behind the flower. 
I adhered the finished poinsettia to the upper corner of the lid of the box. From my stash I added the Merry Christmas sentiment next to the flower.

As you can see there is plenty of room to add candy or even a small gift.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.  If you aren’t following Momenta on their different social medias you can find them at:

 Supplies

Momenta:Baker’s Box Cutting Template 
Momenta: Merry Christmas Tree Embossing Folder and Christmas Diecuts
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Thread
Sequins
Gems
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 features are Momenta Products. 


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

Doilies and Flowers Drawer

Hi everyone! I back with another project in the same week for Eileen Hull!  I used the Stacking Drawer Diecut, Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and Eileen’s new Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets which are perfect for this type of project!

I started by applying the Adhesive Sheet to the Chipboard and adding the patterned cardstock (both sides) from the Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Pad (I think the paper pad is retired) before placing it on top of the Stacking Drawer Diecut and running it through the Diecut Machine. I put it together according to the directions on the packaging.

I cut flowers and leaves from the same paper pad using the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and shaped with a StylusI fussy cut two doilies from one of the cardstocks and two strips of patterned cardstock.

 Before adhering the strips of patterned cardstock around the cover I added cording, long enough to tie into a bow, around one side of the cover. I glued the doilies on top of along with the flowers, leaves and bows I made out of sewing thread. To finish off the flowers I added glossy dots and sequins to the center of each flower.

I dressed up the inside of the drawer with pink trim…I made a couple of mistakes which I won’t point out…that covered those and no one is the wiser. 😬

I packed all sorts of goodies inside since this is for a swap I am in…I should have taken a photo of all the things before packing it I know. But if I had unpacked it I would have never got it all fit back in the drawer. 😳  Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE.
SUPPLIES:

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Eileen Hull: Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Jillibean Soup: Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Collection
Cording
Thread
 Pink Trim
Glossy Dots 
Sequins

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Flowering Friendship Container

Hi everyone! I am back to share another project using Eileen Hull’s newest Paper Flower Party Collection! I wanted to decorate a container and fill it with goodies for a friend so I started with this empty container.

I measured and cut patterned cardstock to fit but my container was slightly bigger than the cardstock so I cut a small strip to cover the empty space. Since I’m adding an initial over the strip of cardstock it won’t be noticeable.

Next I cut out flowers and leaves from the following diecuts: Rolled Flower 3 PK, Romance Flower and Spring Leaves.

I inked the edges of the flowers and shaped with a stylus.

I started with the smallest petal section of the flower and started rolling and shaping as I went. Once I got the flower the way I wanted I glued together.

Next I added trim and the letter to the front of the container along with some punched flowers, Dew Drops and a button.

The lid of the container I adhered a doily and the Rolled Flower 3 PK and added two of the larger leaves to the flower along with a couple of buttons and a dew drop to the center of the flower.

I adhered gathered tulle and twine in the bare spots of the lid.

The yellow flowers are from the Romance Flower diecut I wadded up four of the flowers and then added a brad to the center of the flower and then shaped.

The other two yellow Romance Flower diecuts I wadded up and then flattened back out, folded in half and rolled to create a flower bud.

I added the smaller spray of leaves from the Spring Leaves diecut to the rolled flowers and finished off with pearl sprays and two pearl pins. Now all I have to do is fill it up with goodies. 🙂

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog!
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Jane Austen and Tea

Hi everyone! Last month was a sparse month as for as projects and blogging went  I started the next phase of remodeling of the laundry room/den and kitchen. My parents have been coming over four days out of the week each week which I am very thankful for…it has been slow going but without them it would definitely be a snails pace as far as what has been accomplished so far. Ceiling have been scraped of popcorn and painted up to where the den ends and the kitchen begins as well as walls primed and today we start painting the walls with an actually color…YEAH!!! 
Well, enough about remodeling and on with this little teacup I created. I started with Teacup diecut and cut it from Anna Griffin’s Garden Party Stack and assembled according to the directions.

 I adhered a wade of tissue paper inside of the teacup. I purchased the Jane image from Art Tea Life by One Crab Apple on Etsy. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the tissue paper inside of the cup. I cut a strip of dark green tulle and tied off every two inches…it beats trying to sewing it…and then I started bunching it up inside the teacup and gluing to the tissue paper as I went.

I used the leaves out of the Secret Garden and the Hydrangea (no longer available) diecuts. I cut those out and shaped. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the little leaf sprigs which I shaped also. I added flowers from my stash along with pearl sprays, sequins, Dew Drops, trim around the base and I bunched up a paper doily to finish off Miss Jane and her cup of tea.

Also I would like to submit this little teacup for: 

I have a couple more of these teacups cut out waiting to be put together and decorated…yes, I have a thing for teacups…and will be sharing these with you when I get the chance. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!