How to Make a Bear Shaker Box

Hi everyone! I am back with a shaker box I created using only the framed pocket from the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut by Eileen Hull. A little back story to go with this project, I had to have my Chapter One projects mailed out to Eileen and in her hands by a certain day. Well, I had this bright idea the night before I was going to mail my projects out that I could make a shaker box. I cut out what was needs but waited until morning so I could photograph and put together in morning light. Let’s just say things didn’t go the way I had planned and I did improvise of the fly just so I could get it to the post office before the day was out. Anyways, let’s get started!

I applied Adhesive Sheets to both sides of the Chipboard, placed patterned cardstock onto both sides, placed the chipboard onto the frame pocket area of the Frame Pocket Journal Diecut and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut two of the frame pockets out.

First, I glued the flap to the inside of the other frame, cut two “windows”coverings from clear packaging and adhered to the inside of each frame, placed sequins in the center of one window, added adhesive around the edges of the bear clipart and placed over the sequin.

On the back of the bear clipart I glued two felt hearts and sprinkled more sequins on top.

I cut a strip of cardstock to cover the flaps of the box and adhered over the flaps.

I glued the sentiment to the corner of the shaker, added two felt hearts and a gem onto the sentiment and adhered Ric Rac around the frame.

The cards that was in the center of the frame pocket I glued one to the bottom of the shaker box.

The back side of the shaker box I added flowers with a gem in the center of each and a leaf to each flower to finish.

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Frame Pocket Journal Diecut

Adhesive Sheets

Chipboard

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Ric Rac, Flowers, Sequins, Gems, Felt Hearts, Cellophane

Paper Cutter

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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

I Love You Ma Cherie Artist Trading Card

Hi everyone! Did you know that Eileen Hull has a new set of thinlits called the Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits? If you don’t know what an ATC it stands for it’s short for Artist Trading Card. They are 3.5″ tall by 2.5″ wide. They are a great way to use up scraps and embellishments to create little pieces of art. Also they are fun to trade with other artists. I created a card with no pocket since my ATC is a little on the bulky side. So let’s get started!

I cut out a couple of cards from the Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits. The second blank the plan is to create another one later.

I had a leftover patterned piece of cardstock from another project that I adhered to the center of the card.

I dug into my stash and pulled out an image of teacups. I cut a slit in the top teacup, cut the saucer off and cut out the insides of the handles of both cups. I picked out a couple from the Mini Paper Dolls and placed into the slit at the top teacup.

I glued a circle punch and a decorative heart embellishment onto the card before adhering the mini couple into the cup before adding to the card.

I added layered flowers with a gem, from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, and a leaf to the handle of the teacup. I glued the label to the bottom teacup along with two sequins and I finished by adding Stickles to the heart.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog in a bit to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Library Pocket ATC and Tab Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Mini Paper Dolls

Stickles

Diecut Machine

Patterned Cardstocks, Gems, Sequins

Scissors

Paper Cutter

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, Scrapbook.com and A Cherry on Top Crafts Products. 

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

Love Postage Stamp Junk Journal Page

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to hop on and share a quick little junk journal page I created using leftover scraps, bits and pieces of ephemera and a printable girl that is from itKuPiLLiimaginarium. You can find the printable HERE.

I find this is a great way to use up what is laying on my desk and pushes me to get creating in the process. I love how I was able to incorporate a used postage stamp in the layout too. The “Be Mine” tag was from a swap several years ago and is a perfect place for the little girl to “sit”.

I’m slowly adding pages as I can to my junk journal. I shared pages last year on the blog and I had hoped to have the journal filled by now, but…you know…life happens. So maybe this year I’ll get it filled?

Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Paper Cutter

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Bunny Fairy Paper Dolls Printable

Scissors

Ephemera

Lace and Thread

Sequins and Flat Back Pearls

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 Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday 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. ūüėě)
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!

February 14th Love Card and Candy Treat

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with some quick projects for Valentine’s Day using Momenta paper pads, diecuts and a few things from my own personal stash.

I started the card by cutting a piece of black cardstock from the¬†Metallic Ink Paper Pad¬†4 1/4″x 51/2″ (that’s folded).
I raided my stash and adhered a doily to the front of the card. I placed a piece of¬†Adhesive Sheet¬†onto the¬†backside of a piece of cardstock, placed the Love diecut from the¬†Floral Wreath Cut and Emboss¬†onto the cardstock and run through the¬†Freestyle Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. I removed the backing from the “negative” of the love diecut and placed on top of the doily.
I fussy cut a bouquet of flowers from one piece floral cardstock from the¬†Peony Paper Pad¬†and¬†added foam pop dots to the back¬†before placing on the card base. From my stash I adhered “14” and “Feb” from a scrap of cardstock above and below the flowers. I finished the card off by adding messy loops of thread and glitter glue to the leaves and¬†centers of the flowers.
I made another quick project to give as treats for the family. 
I cut two of the smaller diecuts from the¬†¬†Nested Borders¬†Rectangles Metal Diecuts¬†(it’s a great way to use up scraps of cardstock) and adhered the smaller diecut off center. I punch a hole on each side of the larger diecut.
The love diecut that was leftover from the card and a smaller bunch of fussy cut flowers I adhered to the diecut. I adhered a button, sequin and flatback pearl to the sentiment and place a lolly pop in the puched holes. You can make several of these in an hour and these would be perfect for class parties.
As always if you have questions about these projects please let me know. ¬†If you aren’t following Momenta on their different social medias you can find them at:
Facebook, Instagram, twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Supplies

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Hole Punch
Foam Pop Dots
Clear Glitter Glue
Doily and Scraps of Patterned Cardstock
Button, Sequin and Flatback Pearl
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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Momenta¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Dress My Crafts HUGS Box

Hi everyone! I want to hop on real quick and share a project that I will be showcasing at Creativation in the Dress my Crafts booth 930. If by chance you are at the show please come by the booth Sunday and say hello and make this Hugs box. 

Also the first 50 people that comes by the booth will receive a bag of goodies.
If by chance you can’t make it to Creativation I’ve shared some affliated links below of what I used to create this box. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me¬†know.
Supplies

Dress My Crafts: Couple and Heart Diecuts
Dress My Crafts: Floral Hug Diecuts
Brads
Various 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 Dress My Crafts¬†Products.¬†
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Have a Happy Heart Tag

Hi everyone! Sorry to be missing in action so to speak but I have been preparing for my trip to Creativation again this year. I’ve been working on “Top Secret” projects for the show.ūüėČ I do have my second¬†project of the month that I¬†created for Momenta that I would like to share with y’all.


I always have an extra tag laying around that I have sopped up the leftover ink from past projects that I always have on my glass tray.  So I grabbed one of those tags from my stash, extra heavy gel, palette knife and the Floral stencil out of the Floral Stencil Value 4 Sheet Pack. 

I placed the floral stencil on top of the tag and loaded the palette knife with extra heavy gel and applied¬†over the stencil. I didn’t completely cover the tag¬†with heavy gel. Only in random spots on the tag.

While letting the heavy gel dry…which doesn’t take that long… I inked the Love Birds Rubber Stamp¬†with Pink to Orange Ombre Pigment Ink¬†and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock. I kinda cleaned the orange ink off of the stamp and inked it with the pink ink and again stamped onto a piece of cardstock.¬†Since the ink is “juicy” I let it dry¬†before fussy cutting the image.


I raided my scraps of patterned cardstock and adhered midway and at the bottom of the tag. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back of the stamped image and placed on the tag. Before cutting out the words “Happy” and Heart” from the¬†Hope/Dream/Believe Diecuts¬†I applied an¬†Adhesive Sheet¬†to the back of the an piece of gold metallic cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad. Once I cut out the word diecuts I removed the backing from the diecuts and placed midway of the tag.

From the Romance Pack Diecuts I cut the decorative heart bracket with heart out and adhered to the tag.

I finished the tag by adding lace, Ric Rac and gold trim to the bottom of the tag along with three glossy dots. I also added a seam binding bow to the top of the tag.


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:¬†Facebook,¬†Instagram,¬†twitter,¬†Pinterest¬†and¬†YouTube.¬†¬†

Supplies

Lace, Ric Rac, Trim and Seam Binding
Glossy Dots
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Tag

(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 awesome and enjoy creating!

You have all my Heart Tag

Hi everyone! I am back with another Valentine’s Day project I created for ClearSnap inks and stamps!

I started by inking a glass tray with Melon Blends Ink, added water and placed the Tag into the ink mixture and let dry. (Side note tag doesn’t have to be completely covered in ink.)¬†I placed a piece of Acetate on top of the larger Hearts Journaling Card Diecut and place between cutting plates before running through the Diecut Machine. I removed all loose hearts so I could use the whole heart diecut as a stencil for my tag.¬†I placed the heart stencil on top of the tag and loaded an Art Dauber with Rosebud Classic Pigment Ink and rub over the heart stencil. Next I loaded another Art Dauber with Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and randomly rub over the heart stencil and let dry.

Next I inked the Exotic Mini Molding Mat with a mix of Petal Point Fluid Chalk Ink Pad: Soft Pastel- Alabaster and Creamy Brown Chalk Inks and stamp randomly over the tag and let dry.

I placed the row of hearts from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and ink with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto the bottom corner of the tag. I glued a scrap of lace and flatback pearls underneath stamped image.

I cut three patterned gold paper straws and adhere together, wrapped with cording and tie and adhered to the tag. 

I added five flatback pearls randomly to the stamped hearts.

I inked the Swirl Heart Rubber Stamp with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamp onto a piece of colored cardstock, fussy cut heart out and adhered to straws. I doubled up two Pop Dots and place under heart.

I added three clear sequins to tag and cut 10 inches of lace, threaded through top and tie off and adhered button to top lace.

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

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

Love Treat Tote

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick and easy Valentine’s Day project for ClearSnap!

I started by cutting one side of the Tiny Dots Creative Card off with a Paper Cutter. The final holder/tote should measure 4 1/8″x5 1/2″. Next I measured one inch at the top of the card and measure one inch at the fold of the card and scored both at the one inch marks and folded.

I inked a decorative matboard piece (I used what I had in my stash) edges and outer corners with Rosebud Classic Pigment Ink. Once dry I inked around the edges of the diecut with Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and let dry. I punched a heart from patterned cardstock, inked the edges of the heart punch with Rosebud Classic Pigment Ink and once dry adhered to the corner of the decorative diecut. I placed the swirl stamp with heart from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamp onto the decorative diecut. I added Clear Glitter Glue to the stamped image and let dry.
I placed a piece of an Adhesive Sheet on the back side of gold patterned cardstock and laid the “love” diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts on the cutting plate plus the gold patterned cardstock and run through the Diecut Machine. I peeled the backing from the adhesive sheet and ¬†placed the “love” diecut on the decorative diecut. ¬†I punched a mini flower from patterned cardstock and place of the stamped heart and added a ¬†Glossy Dot to the center of flower.

I placed candy in a clear bag and place in the candy tote. 

I punched two holes through the tote and clear bag, added ribbon though holes and tied off with a bow.

I finished by adhering the decorative diecut underneath the bow. These really are quick to make and would make great little gifts for your family, co-workers or for a children’s Valentine’s Day party. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Vintage Heart Pocket Box

Hi everyone! I am back with a Valentine’s Day project that I created for ClearSnap!¬†

I started by placing the Matboard on top of the Heart Pocket Diecut¬†only covering the whole heart…not the pocket. I cut two hearts from matboard and two hearts from patterned gold cardstock.¬†I placed the matboard hearts, one at a time, in the Polka Dots Embossing Folder and run through diecut machine.¬†I inked the glass tray with Tutu Blends Ink and added water and painted both matboard hearts.¬†

Once both heart diecuts are dry I lightly inked over the embossed areas and edges of both hearts with Blush Pigment Ink and adhered patterned gold cardstock to the back of each matboard heart.

I placed patterned pink cardstock on top of the pocket of the Heart Pocket Diecut and ran through diecut machine. I adhered the tabs of the pocket diecut to the front of the embossed heart.¬†Next I placed Adhesive Sheets on the front and back of a piece of matboard before placing patterned pink and gold cardstock on top of the matboard. I placed the covered matboard on top of the smaller “wall” of the Box, Make it 3D Diecut (retired) or you can use the walls/sides from the Bag, Coupon, Mini Shopping Diecut¬†and cut two “walls”.

I folded the tabs of the “walls” and adhere to patterned gold sides of both hearts and glued gold trim around the walls.

I cut a paper doily in half and adhere to pocket along with lace to the edge of pocket and three buttons to the lace.

I cut a small heart from the matboard and from the Tiny Dots Creative Cards using the Heart Pocket Diecut. I adhered the Tiny Dots on top of the matboard and inked the edges with Petal Point Fluid Chalk Ink Pad: Soft Pastel-Rose Coral Chalk Ink and adhered to pocket.

Next I cut four flowers and leaf sprigs from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. I inked the glass tray with Melon Blends Ink, added water and laid all the flowers diecuts in the ink mixture. Once dry I added a drop of Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry Adhesive to the center of flower and placed the other flower diecut on top and pinch and shape. I completed the same steps for smaller flower. I finished off the larger flower by adding a gem to the center and adhered to the corner of the small heart on the pocket. I inked the glass tray with Shamrock and Citronella Dyestress Blendables Dye Inks, added water and laid both leaf sprigs in ink mixture. Once dry I glued the sprig underneath the flower on pocket, added Tulle, pearl sprig and gold Ric Rac to corner of pocket. 

I added the smaller flower and one leaf from the leaf sprig to the bottom side of the heart and I added loops of gold thread underneath both flowers.

I punched a hole on both sides of the pocket and threaded 12 inches of seam binding through each hole, knotted and tie off on each side.

Now all you have to do is add candy for that special someone and tuck a small card in the pocket and it is ready to give as a gift and once it is empty it makes a nice wall hanging. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Weeks #372-#373
Crafter’s Castle: February Challenge #14

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