A Faithful Friend Tag

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe the month is almost gone. I set some “loose yearly goals” for this coming year where I would like to at least do four blog posts a month…preferably more. Well, this is my fourth post of the month…yay!

Anyways, I would like to share a tag I created using the largest tag from the Tag Collection Thinlits by Tim Holtz and the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder by Eileen Hull. Let’s get started!

I cut from Kraft Cardstock the largest tag and the reinforcer from the Tag Collection Thinlits. I placed the tag into the 3D Silverware Embossing Folder and run through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Rose Gold Luster Wax over the embossed image on the tag and a soft blue chalk ink to add a weathered look to the tag.

I dug into my scrap pile of cardstock, rough upped the edges of the larger piece and added two smaller patterned pieces of cardstocks (the larger cardstock piece slightly hung off the tag while the other two pieces of cardstock were placed under the larger piece) and adhered all to the base of the tag.

I had a scrap piece of the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits that I tore and placed onto the tag. I selected the two women diecut from the Mini Paper Dolls Pack and glued to the tag along with a scrap of sheer fabric. I picked the “A faithful friend” sentiment from the Clippings Cardstock Stickers and placed above the women. I cut two flowers and a leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits, shaped with a Stylus, adhered the flowers on top of each other and glued the leaf sprig to the back of the flower before adding to the tag. I finished by placing a Glossy Dot in the center of the flower and gluing a vintage button to the tag.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog lately to see what her teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Silverware Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Tag Collection Thinlits

Tim Holtz: Mini Paper Dolls Pack

Tim Holtz: Clippings Cardstock Stickers

Kraft Cardstock

Diecut Machine

Rose Gold Luster Wax

Stylus

Glossy Dots

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Vintage Button and Sheer Fabric

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

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

Silverware and Roses Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick card I created using Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 release…that happened earlier this week. I used the Silverware Embossing Folder, the center die of the Sunflower from the Sunflower Diecut and the label stamp from the Making Plans Stamp Set to create this card. So let’s get started!

First off, I cut a piece of Cream Cardstock to fit into the Silverware Embossing Folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. I applied Rose Gold Luster Wax over the embossed areas. I added a little tan chalk ink to give it a softer look.

I cut a strip of patterned cardstock and adhered to the middle of the embossed area. I cut out, inked the edges of the center of the Sunflower Diecut and glued onto the strip.

I added a piece of patterned cardstock as a mat to the embossed image before placing onto the card base. I also fussy cut roses from a piece of patterned cardstock, stamped a label from the Making Plans Stamp Set and adhered those to the card base. I finished off by adding the “dreams come true” sentiment sticker from the Clipping Stickers Book onto the label and two Diamond Dotz: Shade 7004 on either side of the sentiment.

If you haven’t been by Eileen Hull’s blog be sure to stop by and see the latest from her teams. You can find that post HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Silverware Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Cream Cardstock

Diecut Machine

Sizzix: Rose Gold Luster Wax

Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Tim Holtz: Clipping Stickers Book

Diamond Dotz: Shade 7004

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Tan Chalk Ink

Brown Ink

MISTI Stamping Tool

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 A Cherry on Top Store Products. 

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

Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 Sunflower Shadow Box Reveal

Hi everyone! Eileen Hull’s Chapter 4 release is finally here and I’m so excited!

The Geometric Box is a different kind of design for Eileen. I love the ease of assembly, the unique shape and and the possibility of expanding the box into larger containers! This is a ScoreBoards die so it may be cut from sturdy materials like matboard, chipboard, metal, leather and fabric. The finished box measures 4” h x 3” w x 4” d…or so…a fun feature of this die is that it adapts to how you shape it. There are so many possibilities with this die.

Use the Geometric Box for storage-for pencils, silverware, flowers, or tools. The box may also be used as a gift container-imagine adding teabags, a pretty silver spoon and a bow as a get well gift or as a home decor piece (wait until you see one of my upcoming projects)!

The Sunflower is a Bigz L steel rule die-designed to cut and score a myriad of materials. The Sunflower is BIG- it measures about 4″ across and comes with a leaf, three sizes of petals and a flower center! Stack layers of petals to make a traditional sunflower, or change colors and create a pink coneflower or use easy flower shape to create a unique floral arrangement. The basic shape is there for you to create your own flowers! Make a stem for the flower using wire and your Twist and Style Tool. The coordinating Geometric Box die works perfectly as a vase.

The whimsical patterns of vintage cutlery of the Silverware 3D Embossing Folder is gorgeous! The design is so detailed you can actually see a tiny bride and groom on the handle of a cake server.

This folder is perfect for creating seating charts, menus, invitations, cards and recipe books. You would be surprised at the many materials you can emboss- metal, paper, cardboard, Sizzix texture roll and more. Once you have embossed the image, rub a light coat of a metallic Luster Wax over the top of the design and you have an amazing result!

I hope you will give these dies a try. Please remember to share them in the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook group so we can all be inspired!

My first project from this release I used the Sunflower Diecut along with the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit from past releases. So let’s get started!

First off, I cut out four of the smaller frame sides from the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and put together according to directions. Side note…Eileen Hull has a few videos on YouTube and on her Facebook Lives where she shares how to put these together. I cut out the Skinny Mini Thinlit, inked the edges and then tore pieces off of the diecut image to give it a tattered look. I crumpled scraps of patterned cardstock before adhering, both the die and scraps and scraps of lace, to the inside of the shadow box.

I pulled yellow, dark yellow, green and brown cardstock from the Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection and cut two sets each of the large and middle flowers and one center and leaf from the Sunflower Diecut. I inked the edges of each and shaped the flowers (including the center) and leaf with a Stylus. I glued all pieces together. I watered down black, gray and white acrylic painted, loaded a paint brush with each color and splattered paint onto the sunflower.

To raise the sunflower up off of the shadow box I added three layers of Adhesive Foam before placing onto the box.

I placed some glittered sprays, tree twigs and bows made from cording under the sunflower to finish off this home decor piece.

Also be sure to join Eileen on her Facebook Page for her live at 12:00 noon eastern time October 3rd, 2022. You can find that link HERE. The best part besides seeing the new dies is there’s a giveaway! Be sure to comment on the Release Party video and answer this question, “What would you create with these dies?” Eileen and the team would love to hear all your amazing ideas! There will be two winners-one on Facebook and one on YouTube. Entries closed at 5:00 pm on Oct. 10. Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Tuesday 10/11 livestream.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Geometric Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Silverware 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix: Eclectic Surfacez Cardstock Collection

Sizzix: Adhesive Foam

Sizzix: Luster Wax

Diecut Machine

Stylus

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Cording, Sprays and Tree Twigs

Scissors

Black, Gray and White Acrylic Paints

Paint Brush

Paper Cutter

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 Crafts Products. 

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

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!

The Door to a Home Box

Hi everyone! I’m back with the reveal of the sneak peek I shared last week featuring Eileen Hull’s Chapter 3 release! If you missed last weeks reveal you can find that post HERE and let’s get started!

I applied Adhesive Sheet to both sides of the Mat Board, placed patterned cardstock onto the adhesived mat board, placed the Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut on top of the mat board and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut two top/bottoms, and four sides.

I adhered the sides together and “peeled” the patterned cardstock and a few layers of mat board off from each of the tabs. This allows the tabs to lay down flatter once glued to the bottom of the box.

Next I did the same steps as above for the spine of the box and adhered together to create the lid.

I used a 3″ Circle Punch on a piece of cardstock and embossed with the Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the edges with a chalk ink. I cut a circle from the Ornament Box Diecut and then placed on top of the Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit and run through the diecut machine. Before gluing both to the top of the box I doubles and cut cording and placed around the box to use as a way to secure the box’s contents when not in use.

I dug into my stash of scraps and leftover images and adhered a door and an acetate embellishment to the box. Next I cut a house and flowers from the Shadow Box Elements Thinlits and a wreath and leaf sprig from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits.

I adhered those pieces to the box and added gems and flat back pearls to the center of the flowers and sequins to the skinny mini element circle. I added more fun elements by digging out more embellishments from my stash, lace and old buttons to complete the top of the box.

If you haven’t been to Eileen’s blog in awhile you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Woven Leather 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Skinny Mini Elements Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Adhesive Sheet

Mat Board

Diecut Machine

3″ Circle Punch

Various Patterned and Plain Cardstocks

Gems and Flat Back Pearls

Buttons, Lace and Cording

Various Embellishments

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 wonderful and enjoy creating!

Beach Vacation Folio Journal

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull’s teams are sharing travel theme projects and since I have an upcoming beach vacation I thought I would get a head start and put together a quick journal using the Folio Journal Diecut. So let’s get started!

First, I placed a sheet of patterned cardstock onto the diecut and ran through the Diecut Machine. I scored over the fold lines again so I would get a crisp fold and then I adhered a coordinating patterned cardstock to the inside .

I cut out three of the box tabs (not really sure what to call them?) from the Folio Journal Diecut, adhered the flaps of each tab to the inside of the middle of the journal and one to the top page of the journal. The “extra” flap I folded and glued down on each tab.

The top page of the journal I added a journaling card to the tab, adhered a piece of patterned cardstock to create a small pocket under the card and added a couple of journaling cards to the pocket.

The center page I added a journaling card and patterned cardstock to each of the tabs.

I might add more flaps and journaling cards later or a photo or two to the center of the page…depending on how this trip goes.

I only strung one piece of elastic in the spine and cut three pieces of cardstock and placed under the elastic. I didn’t sew the cardstock together in case I want to add more pages.

I decorated the outside with an assortment of of stickers, chipboard pieces, ric rac, seashell brad and a vacation cut a part that I stamped the word “beach” onto. I’ll come back later and add the name of the beach once the trip is over. I learned the hard way when I had a past vacation canceled because of a hurricane. I also added a couple of charms to finish…for now. I’m sure I will add more embellishments once my trip has come to past.

If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find the latest posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Journal Diecut

Diecut Machine

BeachThemed Cardstock

Beach Themed Embellishments

Crop-A-Dile

Charms

Elastic Cording

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Ric Rac

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 Wednesday 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!

The Fancy Free Bee Hive

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a extra large tag I created using the sheets of cardstocks from the June Calendar Collection (retired) by Authentique. I also used an assortment of Eileen Hull’s flowers, leaves and leaf sprig thinlits to dress up both sides of the tag. So, let’s get started!

With this June set of cardstocks, there is one patterned double sided sheet, one plain double sided sheet and one cut a part with images on one side and patterned cardstock on the other side. The first tag I cut the patterned cardstock 10 1/2″x5 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top. The second tag I cut from the plain cardstock 8 1/2″x4 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top also. I cut two of the tag reinforcers from the Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits and adhered to the holes punched in each tag.

I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the plain tag and placed slightly off the larger tag. I glued midway of the smaller tag three strips of cardstock to create banners. The bee and daisy cut a part I adhered slightly off the smaller tag and arranged the two stamps and the sentiment cut a parts around the bee image.

I cut flowers, leaves and leaf sprigs from the following Thinlits: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers and Flower and Leaf Stitchlits (retired) and shaped with a Stylus, layered the flowers with leaves and added gems to the center. I finished off with loops of thread, sequins and a little bit of lace.

The other side of the tag I stacked and adhered two different patterned cardstocks slightly off center of each other along with a fairy and bee image I fussy cut. The June image I cut down and added a mat before placing on the tag along with a fussy cut image of yellow roses. I matted the “fancy-free” sentiment and placed over the fairy. The “Summer Time and the Living is Easy” sentiment I placed under the June image.

I shaped and adhered more flowers and leaves to the tag with loops of thread and a bow made from Hemp Cord to finish.

I still have more cut a parts and cardstock leftover and I’m hoping I can squeak out another tag or maybe even a card before the month is over.

Supplies

Authentique: June Calendar Collection (retired)

Scraps of Green and White Cardstock

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Flower and Leaf Stitchlits Thinlits (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Stylus

Hemp Cord

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Hole Punch

Gems, Lace, 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 Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

You are a Natural Beauty

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I actually created several months ago for Eileen Hull’s Chapter One Release and never got around to sharing. This project I used the Book Box Diecut but used the hinge on the shorter side of the box instead of the longer side.

I placed Adhesive Sheets on both side of the Mat Board before adding cardstock (Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)) to either side and running through the Diecut Machine.

I put the box together according to the directions but as I stated above I cut the hinge down to fit the side of the box because I had a “mess up” that I had to cover up…ooops!

I cut out a frame from the Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired). I placed Foam Pop Dots on the back before placing onto the box. I used embellishments from the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection, a couple of store bought flowers and flower diecuts from the Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits to decorate the lid of the box.

I adhered lace, thread and added gems to the center of the flowers to finish off the box.

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

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Adhesive Sheets

Mat Board

Lakeside Blooms Paper Pad (discontinued)

Foam Pop Dots

49 and Market: Vintage Artistry Sage Collection

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Lace, Gems, Thread

Stylus

Store Bought Flowers

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 and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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

The Wandering Butterfly Boy

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the month and this is my first post! I’ve had a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on…some good and some not so good stuff…ugh! But anyways, I created a tag using some of Eileen Hull’s new and not so new thinlits and embossing folder. Also this month theme on Eileen’s blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and even though my butterfly boy isn’t a bird (he has wings though and that kind of counts, right?) I wanted to share. So let’s get started!

I had a sheet of gel pressed cardstock leftover from the collab with Eileen Hull and Gel Press that I cut into a tag. You can find those posts HERE and HERE. I embossed the tag with the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Dark Blue Chalk Ink, added two of the “stamp” dies from the Snail Mail Thinlit, along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a circle punch which I folded around the side of the tag.

Next I rolled up and distressed two pieces of patterned cardstock and “roughing up” the edges and inked. I adhered both to the top edge of the stamp die and added loops of thread and inked up cheese cloth. I used the flowers and vine from the Shadow Box Elements, flowers and leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits along with gems for the center of the flowers to decorate the “logs”. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a scrap of cardstock and cut out the word “Wonder” from the Journaling Words Thinlits (retired).

I printed (the head and body in two different sizes) and fussy cut out both along with the butterfly wings and frog. I found this printable on Etsy and it’s called The Steampunk Fairy Boys and is by itKuPiLLiimaginarium. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I finished off by applying Stickles to the wings, cap and buttons on the boy’s jacket.

There you have it! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest from the Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Dark Blue Chalk Ink

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: The Steampunk Fairy Boys

Adhesive Sheet

Foam Pop Dots

Stickles

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Cardstocks

Thread and Cheese Cloth

Gems and Buttons

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 Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!