Making a House a Home

Hi everyone! I’m back with the full reveal of my Eileen Hull project that I shared a sneak peek of at the beginning of the month. I used an empty ribbon spool as a jumping off point too create a little home decor piece.

The first thing I did was cut two circles in patterned cardstock from the Ornament Box Diecut and adhered to the top and bottom of the spool. I cut a strip of the same patterned cardstock and adhered around the center of the spool and added flatback pearls to the bottom lip of the inside circle. Next I cut out one wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and added adhesive in random spots to the back of the wreath. Side note… what I will be adding to the top will anchor down the wreath.

I cut out five of the largest trees from the Vintage Truck Box Diecut, cut the trunks off, folded all, adhere the backs of the trees together and lightly ink the edges of the tree.

I cut two houses from the Shadow Box Elements Thinlits, a small section/frame of the Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlit ( measure and cut at the house die roof line), fold and glue together. I backed the inside of both houses before adhering to the front and back of the “frame”. I also folded, cut and glued a strip of cardstock to create a roof.

I adhered both the tree and house to the top of the spool and proceeded to add an assortment of flowers, vines and leaves dies from the following diecuts: Wreath and Snowflakes and Shadow Box Elements Thinlits to the top of the spool.

I also added loops of thread and hand inked cheese cloth along with sequins, gems and flatback pearls to the flowers, leaves and vines.

I cut out the home sentiment and backed with a coordinating patterned cardstock, added Foam Pop Dots to the spool and placed the sentiment onto the front of the spool to finish.

If you haven’t been to Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest post HERE. Also on the 26th of April Eileen will have newest release of stamps with Makers Forte so be sure to come back to my blog for my latest project.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Vintage Truck Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 02 Thinlit

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Empty Ribbon Spool

Various Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Flatback Pearls, Gems and Sequins

Stylus

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Cheese Cloth

Thread

Green Chalk Ink

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Eileen Hull Ch 2 Reveal and a Little Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! It’s that time again for another release from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you as excited as I am? I am only sharing a sneak peek of my project that I created with a full reveal later in the month. I had A LOT of fun with these new Thinlits and several other diecuts by Eileen! What doing you think? I can’t wait to share this project!

Have you noticed something different? There are no ScoreBoards dies in this collection! This Release includes two Shadowbox Frames Thinlits sets that also include some decorative flowers and shapes. The pieces may be used interchangeably to create square and rectangular frames. The Shadowbox Elements Thinlits set contains more decorative pieces to embellish your fames with but they may also be used on cards, tags and journals! Topping it off is the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder that you will just have to have- the detail is absolutely incredible!

 This set of dies is very versatile since all of the components coordinate and work together so you can create endless combinations of projects in multiple sizes and shapes. The embossing folder creates a beautiful background for all of the scenes you might want to make, in addition to all the other uses you will find for it. 

Thanks for being open to new ways of creating!

GIVEAWAY: Comment on each participating designers blogs and during the live on Tuesday and let us know what you would create with these dies and you will be entered to win one of the items in the Chapter 2 release!

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Crochet Mandala Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Sizzix: Making Essentials Cardstock Sheets

Adhesive Sheets

Various Patterned Cardstocks

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 Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

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

(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 Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Vintage Inspired Button Decor Piece

Hi everyone! For the month of March Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams have been challenged to create something using felt, fabric and fiber and this is what I came up with!

I had fun, for the most part, altering an empty Laughing Cow container and turning it into a fun home decor piece. Originally I was going to create the container where it opened and things could be stored inside but the project went side ways. UGH! I completely abandoned that idea when I couldn’t get the inside of the container fixed the way I wanted it to look.

First off, I placed the container on top of a piece of cardstock and drew around the container (twice, one each for the top and bottom of the container) and cut both circles out. I placed the circles into the 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Gold Luster Wax lightly over the embossed button images.

I adhered the top and bottom of the container together before adding the embossed images, lace and Pom Pom trim.

I cut two Mandala Thinlits from tissue paper and folded to create a lace like trim for the top of the container.

I placed two of the button card stamps from the Button Cards #2 Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I cut both images out, roughed up and added ink around the edges.

The Mandala Thinlits I had cut out earlier I glued to the container.

The button cards I adhered the bottom of each to the container and placed Foam Pop Dots at the top of cards. I dug into my stash of old buttons (that had been cut off whatever that had been sewn onto) and glued to the smaller button card.

I once again dug into my stash and this time I used flowers and leaves that I had cut out from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired). All I had to do was ink and shape before adding to the top of the container.

I finished off the piece by adding cording and thread bows, loose buttons, pearl sprays and a pearl top pin. I love the fact that I was able to up-cycle the cheese container and turn it into something to be used as decor in the home.

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for more inspiration for both of her teams! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Button Cards #2 Stamp Set

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Gold Luster Wax

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Foam Pop Dots

Empty Cheese Container

Plain and Patterned Cardstocks

Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Cording and Thread

Crinoline

Buttons

Pearl Sprays

Pearl Top Pin

Paper Cutter

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, Maker Forte, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great 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!

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!

Canvas and Ribbon Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Hi everyone! I’m back with day two with a wall hanging I created for the Gwen Studios Design Team call! Yesterday I shared a wedding frame and if you would to see that project you can find it HERE.

Since Autumn is right around the corner I decided I wanted to create a pumpkin wall hanging.

I had a banner that I had created a few years ago for a booth at Creativation and doesn’t really go with the decor in my home so I decided I would up-cycle one of the canvas banners and create a pumpkin out of it. This is what it looked like after I pulled off all the decorations.

But I’ll be using the backside of the banner for my project.

I started by mixing a little white acrylic paint to some orange acrylic paint and painting the whole banner.

Once dry I placed and taped the Handcut Blossom Stencil to the banner and applied Extra Heavy Gel over the stenciled area.

I removed the stencil and let the banner dry.

Next I cut approximately 2 inches off of a shim (you can find these at a hardware store) to create a stem for the pumpkin. You can also use a popsicle stick or whatever you have on hand.

I applied a stain to the stem and let dry. You can also speed up the process by using a Heat Gun if you have one handy.

While that was drying I cut three 5 inches of each 7/8″ Faux Cow Print Leather Ribbon and 3/8″ Gray Faux Leather Snake Skin Ribbon. I also cut seven 5 inches and one 20 inches of the of the 3/8″ Black Ribbon.

I laid all of the ribbons on top of one of the black ribbons.

I forgot to mention that I cut a “v” in the larger ribbon and the rest I cut at a angle after I tied all together to create a bow.

I adhered the wooden stem, the 20 inches of black ribbon to the pumpkin and lightly inked over the stenciled image with chalk ink.

I glued the bow to the top of the pumpkin to finish off the hanging. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Gwen Studios: 7/8″ Faux Cow Print Leather Ribbon

Gwen Studios: 3/8″ Gray Faux Leather Snake Skin Ribbon

Gwen Studios: 3/8″ Black Ribbon

Canvas Banner

Orange and White Acrylic Paints

Wood Shim or Popsicle Stick

Chalk Ink

Sponge Brush

Handcut Blossom Stencil

Extra Heavy Gel

Spatula

Scissors

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 Gwen Studios and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

Be my Valentine Coffee Sleeve Album

Hi everyone! I want to share a project from the past with you today. This coffee sleeve album I created was published in the Craft Ideas magazine several years ago. I came across this while looking for something in my craft room and thought why not share (the magazine is no longer around. 😞)
I used four coffee sleeves that I had saved from Starbuck’s coffee runs with my husband. I adhered various rectangle shaped patterned cardstock to each side before using a Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in each sleeve. I adhered the bottom of each sleeve together.
I deconstructed a Victoria Secrets bag carefully. I cut the ribbon from the handles and used those to tie the sleeves together. 
I used a scalloped diecut and cut a couple from the solid hot pink on the gift bag and placed with paper clips on two of the sleeves.
From my stash of Valentine goodies I added sentiments, used postage stamp, buttons, hearts, etc., to each of the pages.
I punched twelve diecuts out from cardstock and added three to each of the pockets on the sleeves. 
I added an assortment of diecuts and the “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the cover.
I also used paper flowers, a felt heart, buttons, mini gems shaped like hearts and pearl top pins to finish the cover of the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. I also hope this inspire you to use with you have laying around the house to create your own album.
Supplies

Four Coffee Sleeves
Victoria Secrets Gift Bag
Crop-A-Dile
Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Diecut Machine
Baker’s Twine
Paper Clips
Ephemera
Ric Rac, 
Gems and Flatback Pearls
Various Patterned Cardstock
Various Diecuts and Punches
Buttons
Various Paper Flowers
Pearl Top Pins

(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 Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!