Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Chunky Merry Christmas Stocking

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on today and share a project that I actually created for a swap this past Christmas. I occasionally participate on Instagram with a group of ladies that does swaps. In this particular swap we had to make a stocking from scratch and fill it with handmade and/or store bought goodies.


I found a stocking pattern in a craft book that I had laying around and since I couldn't quite get the book to lay flat enough to scan and then print it I took the book to Staples and had it enlarged and printed for me. Since the person at the counter at Staples had such a hard time getting it enlarged and printed I wasn't charged...it pays to be nice especially if it's busy. 😊 Also you can find stocking images to print out on the internet. All you have to do is search and pick out the image you like best.


I traced the stocking pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut out two stockings. I cut two and a half of the Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired) from White Chipboard out but Eileen Hull has other diecuts that can be used such as the "pocket" from the Christmas Snowman Diecut. Plus you have the snowman that could be used as a decoration on the stocking.  


I adhered the tabs of the Make it 3D die to one side of the stocking. I did the same steps for the other side of the stocking. I measured and cut strips of patterned cardstock and adhered to the "wall" Make it 3D diecuts. 


I glued pom pom trim to both sides of the stocking. The lace I adhered to the inside of the stocking and then folded over to create the cuff. I punched a hole in the side and set a Wide Eyelet with a Crop a Dile. I strung about 12 inches of gold trim and tied off at the top.


I started by adding a paper doily and part of a Christmas snowflake ornament (part of it was damaged) to the corner of the cuff. I built up the layers by using Foam Pop Dots on the back of Christmas diecuts so I could add greenery, over sized beads, pearl sprays, poinsettias and thread bows underneath.


I added small wrapped gifts inside and mailed off to my swap partner. I think I will be making more this year since I now have all the kinks worked out and I know exactly have I will put it together. I stumbled through the process since this was the first one I had ever made. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Make-it 3-D Diecut  (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Snowman Diecut
Christmas Embellishments 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Gold Trim
Pom Pom Trim
Lace
Paper Doily
Snowflake Ornament
Poinsettias
Thread
Over sized Beads
Pearl Sprays 
Greenery
Various Christmas Cardstocks

(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 Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Thursday, July 23, 2020

Let's Set Sail Card with DCC and Maker's Movement Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my project for this month's blog hop with Designer Connection Crafts and Maker's Movement!




First thing I did was cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" folded to create the base for my card. I used a 6x6 pad of 7Gypsies Maritime (retired) on the front and all it took was two sheets from the collection to decorate. One of the sheets I fussy cut, distressed and rolled and added Foam Pop Dots to the back to add dimension and depth.


For the bottle I cut two bottle diecuts from the Clear Acetate Sheets and one outline of the bottle from the Double-sided Adhesive Craft Foam,the bottle stopper from cork and one from a piece of teal patterned cardstock. I peeled the backing and applied the acetate to the bottom side of the foam outline. I placed the ship and "Let's Set Sail" Sentiment stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with water proof Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I then used the appropriate diecuts to cut each one out. I watercolored the ship and once dry placed inside the outline of the bottle along with the cork, seed beads and sequins before placing the other solid piece of acetate over it. I applied the teal outline over the acetate, lightly distressed the edges of the bottle and adhered to the front of the card. 


I inked the edges of the stamped sentiment before gluing to the bottom corner of the card. I also added bits of inked cheese cloth to give a little texture to the card. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also be sure to stop by the DCC blog and see what the other designers have created! You can find the blog post HERE


Supplies

Maker's Movement: Clear Acetate Sheets
Cheese Cloth
7Gypsies: Maritime Paper Collection (retired)
Seed Beads
Sequins
Beacon Adhesive: 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 Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today's features are Maker's Movement and Scrapbook.com Products. 


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









Monday, July 20, 2020

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! 😎
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: 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!

















Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Snowmen and Mittens Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop with Eileen Hull!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share a peek at my project for Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Full reveal /blog post of my project will be later this month.


Be sure to check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.


Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers' blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…

Supplies Used

Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Christmas Box Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Patterned 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 Eileen Hull, Sizzix and Scrapbook.com Products. 

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




Friday, June 26, 2020

Oh, How I Love Flowers Rolodex Card

Hey everyone! I'm back with another quick project I created for the Easter Swap I was in awhile back. I used a Rolodex Diecut that I had purchased from Stampin' Up! several years ago(retired). But there are Memorydex diecuts that can be used instead and you can find those diecuts HERE and HERE.


I did a lot of layering with what I had on hand in my stash. I started by adding a Medallion Diecut (retired) to the corner of the rolodex card. I know you can barely see it but it was how I built up the layering on the card. 


I cut a chipboard banner in to and placed next to the medallion diecut and the other half of the banner I placed on top of the medallion. I added Foam Pop Dots to the other end of the banner. I backed a flower sticker with cardstock and fussy cut and added behind the banner. I placed flowers and leaves diecuts from my stash also to the card.


I finished off by adding two sentiments from my stash to complete the rolodex card. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Supplies

Various Patterned Cardstocks
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Stickers, Chipboard Banner, Various Floral and Leaves Diecuts
Gems 

(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 Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!








Thursday, June 25, 2020

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
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!