Christmas Memories Journal

Hey everyone! I’m back this week to share my project for Eileen Hull and the theme for this month is Season’s Greetings. Next month over in Eileen Hull’s Fan Club we are doing a Comfort and Joy Journal (December Daily) project with prompts and I decided I would at least get my journal cover cut out and decorated. (Trying to be a head of the game) I used the Journal Diecut for my project along with a couple other diecuts.

I cut a file folder down, still folded, to fit on top of the Journal Diecut and placed slightly past the cutting blade of the diecut (so I could have the spine intact) and run through the Diecut Machine.

This is how the cover looks once cut.

I re-enforced the spine on the outside and inside with patterned cardstock.

I adhered double mats of cardstock to the front and back covers and added a double matted banner to the lower corner of the front cover. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of cardstock, cut the Christmas sentiment out from the Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts, added the “memories” sticker from the Big Chat Sticker Pad to the banner along with the Christmas diecut. I cut a piece of the puffy wreath sticker to look like it was behind the banner and added to the banner. I cut out the holly and berries from the Funky Festive Diecut Set and placed on the corner of the memories sticker.

I did add elastic cording to the spine and placed some cardstocks, wrapping paper, notebook paper, etc. but that could change. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add more pages or if I will move the pages around. I guess just what and see what I come up with. ūüėČ

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if you haven’t checked out what the rest of Eileen’s Inspiration Team has created you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Adhesive Sheet

Sizzix/Jen Long: Holiday Blessings Christmas Phrases Diecuts

Tim Holtz: Big Chat Sticker Pad

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Diecut Set

Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Crop-A-Dile

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

File Folder

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Thinking of You Slimline Card

Hey everyone! I know it has been a minute since my last post but I am back with a quick card I created. Have you seen and heard of slimline cards? It apparently the newest thing to create or I’m just now seeing them (I’m always late to the party) and I thought why not try to make one myself?

The slimline card measures 3.5″x8.5″ (folded) and will fit into a number 10 size envelope ( business size). Instead of measuring and cutting the cardstock to the exact measurements I used Eileen Hull’s Journal Diecut to cut out the base of the card. All I did was fold the cardstock in half and place it where the indention in the diecut that creates the spine wouldn’t cut into the paper. (I used a different cardstock to practice on in the photo below) I used a little washi tape to hold the cardstock in place while I ran it through the Diecut Machine.

I stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper the butterfly from the Tim Holtz’s Perspective Stamp Set and the Thinking of You and label stamps from the Simple Sayings Stamp Set in a water proof Black Ink. I used an assortment of inks from my stash to watercolor the butterfly and once dry I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out. I used an oval shaped embossing folder on a piece of cardstock (this is from Brenda Walton and is retired) and two other pieces of cardstock that I adhered together to mat the butterfly. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing on the card base. I also matted the sentiment with a scrap piece of cardstock and glued underneath the butterfly.

I think I will have to make more of these! They are so easy to create using the Journal Diecut to make the card base with! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

Watercolor Paper

Tim Holtz: Perspective Stamp Set

Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings Stamp Set

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Watercolor Brush

Foam Pop Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Black Ink

Various Inks or Watercolors

MISTI Stamping Tool

(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 Wednesday 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! ūüėé
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: Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Diecuts
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!

A Cup of Tea Warms the Soul Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog today and share a quick tag I created using Pam Bray’s Chat Time Rubber Stamps by Emerald Creek. I¬†received¬†this stamp set while I was at Creativation and I was super pumped because Pam is a dear friend of mine and because I finally had my hands on one of her sets of stamps.
I started by placing the larger of the two mugs onto the MISTI Stamp Tool and stamping on a piece of patterned cardstock from the Prima Dulce Collection. I fussy cut the stamped image out and with a Craft Knife cut around the outer edge of the stamped mug to create a slit.
I already had a tag that I had added excess inks from pervious projects to so all I did was emboss it with the Brush Dot Embossing Folder and start adding bits of patterned cardstock I had laying around. Before I adhered the mug to the tag I placed one of the Paper Dolls in the slit.
I decorated the mug with flatback pearls and sequins. I also added flowers and leaves that I had cut from the Floral Garden Diecuts, I shaped the flowers and leaves and adhered loops of thread to the back¬†before gluing to the mug. I also placed the “A Cup of Tea Warms the Soul like a Good Friend” sentiment (I cut it¬†from a¬†scrap piece of G45 cardstock) underneath/next to the mug.¬†

Next I added a bit of pom pom trim to the bottom of the tag and instead of cut off the excess I left it hanging and I tied a lace bow at the top of the tag.¬†There you have it! I’m so happy with how it turned out and if you would like to see¬†more of Pam’s creativity you can stop by her blog¬†HERE. If you would like to purchase Pam’s stamps,¬†digital images and embossing powders you can find the shop¬†HERE.¬†

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Emerald Creek/Pam Bray Designs: Chat Time Rubber Stamps
Tim Holtz: Paper Dolls
i-crafter: Floral Garden Diecuts
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Pom Pom Trim and Lace
Thread
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive
Tag
Gems and Sequins
(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 Pam Bray Designs, Emerald Creek and Scrapbook.com¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is great and enjoy creating!

Santa Pockets

Hi everyone! I’m back with some quick projects I created for a swap I was in on Instagram. Florence aka LiveLifeandCreate hosted this swap and we were supposed to send a Christmas card, something flat worth around $3 and decorate the envelope for three partners. Well, I didn’t make anything flat as you can see.ūüėĀ

I decided I would make these Flower Pockets by Eileen Hull. Instead of using Mat Board (which I am running low on) I used chipboard which I covered with Adhesive Sheets before adding the cardstock and running through the Diecut Machine.

I used The Paper Studio Jingle all the Way Paper Pad to cover the pockets. I cut the Heart and Soul Flower Dies from Crinoline, layered and added a button and brad before adhering to the to the corner of the pocket. I added gold cording, a mini pinecone and Holiday Greens Dies (pine needles and holly) underneath the flower.

The second pocket I created as the first one but I used a store bought paper flower, a gem with button and a couple of berries from a greenery spray. For both pockets I added packages washi tape, a mini Christmas ornament and a Christmas card.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know and I would like to also submit these for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #366-#367

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

Home of the Free because of the Brave Tag

Hi everyone! I hope your Memorial Day has been a good one. We cooked out yesterday with the family since the weather for Monday called for rain…which it has rained heavily on and off today. So I decide to create a quick tag using a leftover diecut from the Caddy Bag Diecut.¬†

I inked up my glass tray with a mix of ColorBox Blends Uniform and Beach ink, added a little water and placed the diecut into the mix of ink and water. I moved it around a bit and this is the results I got.

I wove an assortment of paper strips on the edge of the tag and adhered into place.

I added the Tim Holtz paper doll off side of the tag and I printed from the computer a sentiment (I love this sentiment!) and inked the edges before adhering to the tag.

I finished the tag with a bit of Ric Rac and Blue Glossy Dots.  As always if you have any questions about this project let me know.

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

Canvas Corp: Spring "Snow" Globe

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband’s study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the “winter scene” bleached from the sun.¬†I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to’s¬†HERE.

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

July 4th Tag

Hi everyone and Happy 4th of July! It looks like we will have a rainy 4th here so probably no cooking out and lounging in pool. But I guess I will gather up some craft supplies and binge watch¬†Netflix. ūüėé I wanted to share a quick tag I created using the Tag & Bookplate Diecut. I started by cutting the tag from Navy and Ivory Ticking Cardstock. Next I adhered a doily to the front of the tag along with some red patterned cardstocks.

Next I cut four patterned straws down and added a little adhesive to the side of each straw and then glued together. I tied red and white twine around the straws, adhered the Paper Dolls patriotic girl to the straws and then glued to the corner of the tag. I used the number four embossing folder from the Texture Trades Number Set.  I fussy cut around the four after embossing and lightly sanded the raised edges of the four and added to the corner of the tag. I adhered sequins and gems sporadically on the tag and seaming binding, Ric Rac and twine was tied off at the top. 
As always if you have any questions about this tag  please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for consideration for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge: #288-289
Paper Sweeties Challenge: July 2017 #57
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Red White and/or Blue
Cut It Up: Challenge 125 – Patriotic – Red, White, and Blue

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

Canvas Corp: Floral Guide Journal Midori Style

Hi everyone! Today I have a project I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog and here is a teaser for you! ūüėÄ Did you¬†think that all¬†envelopes were good for was to address, stick a stamp on and throw in the mailbox? Well, I am here with yet another way to create a journal this time using¬†12″x12″ Kraft Envelopes¬†and five of the¬†7 Gypsies ¬†8.5″x11″ Starter Journals. Hop over to Canvas Corp’s blog for the how to’s and more photos of this project. You can find the blog post HERE.

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