Sizzix Chapter 1- Large Funky Floral with Tim Holtz


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I’m back with another card that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 die release. If you haven’t heard the news, Sizzix has divided their new product releases into four different chapters that will be spaced throughout the year. Chapter 1 dies are available right now. And Chapter 2 was revealed this past weekend in Phoenix at the Creativation show, and will be available this spring. So LOTS of fabulous new products are coming our way!


Last week I shared a card project that features the new Chapter 1 Retro Repeat background dies on a futuristic robotic design, and today I’m using that same set again. But this time, on a botanical card made with the Funky Floral dies, in both the new Large Funky Foral and the original Funky Floral #1 set from a previous release. On this design, I repeated the retro pattern on a journaling-card panel of watercolor cardstock that was colored with a mixture of green and blue Distress inks. And then the panel was layered onto some textured surfaces cork paper for a bit of a garden trellis look.


A heavily inked, sanded, and painted woodgrain background was layered with Distress cardstock and corrugated paper to carry on the rugged natural styling. And then I layered on the flowers and greens made with a combination of the two Funky Floral sets. For a variety of textures, I used both inked watercolor cardstock and sanded Distress cardstock in my arrangement. A bit of Perfect Pearls was mixed in with the watercolors to add a subtle shimmer to the petals, and I finished with Picket Fence paint and cork centers for even more depth. A typed token was tied on with hemp string for a sentiment. And some small remnant rubs numerology and an index clip finish the design.


If you haven’t had the chance to see, here’s a fun look at the full Chapter 1 release and project samples, along with a peek at Chapter 2, from the Creativations show this weekend.

My goodness, my wish list is a mile long! How about you?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Woodgrain Paper - 8.5 x 11 - 5 SheetsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Textured SurfacesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Retro RepeatSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral LargeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Funky Floral 1

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Remnant Rubs - Special DeliveryAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Typed TokensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Index ClipsMay Arts KRAFT Baker's Twine Twisted Ribbon 4120233Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ripe PersimmonTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Letter It Collection - Perfect Pearls KitTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Paper Distresser

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Sizzix 2019 Chapter 1 Dies- Robotic by Tim Holtz


Hi Friends! I’m starting out 2019 with the worst blogger of the year award. It’s definitely not for lack of fun new projects to share…. but simply because I can’t seem to get near a computer these days. Not with a new little puppy needing and demanding my attention every moment. Just like a newborn baby, it seems.

But of course the big Creativation trade show is coming up this weekend, and that means there are tons of awesome new products coming out on the market right now. Including the new Tim Holtz Chapter 1 dies sets he sneaked on a Facebook Live event this past Friday. If you didn’t catch the news, Sizzix has revamped their releases into four different chapters that will be spread throughout the year. Chapter 1 dies are available right now! And Chapter 2 will be revealed at Creativation this weekend. SO much fun!


Part of the Chapter 1 release is this adorable new robot die set and the cool retro background cutouts you see here, from a set called Retro Repeat. Both of these sets have gone straight to the top of my new list of favorites because there is just so much you can do with these. Those robots are stinkin’ cute, and I love that there are gobs of dies included in the set for customizing your creations. The cover art on the packaging gives you some great ideas for piecing the bots, but really… the sky is the limit with these guys. Once you start assembling the parts, it can be quite hard to stop. 😀

If you caught Tim’s FB Live last week, you’ll have seen the creative possibilities of the Retro Repeat set, too. Like his recently released shifters stencils, these dies are designed to shift up and down, or side to side, to continue the patterns as far as you wish, and you end up with these cool negative die cut panels that make some really unique backgrounds. And the funky patterns pair perfectly with the new robots and atomic elements from the Chapter 1 release.


There are so many awesome new products on the horizon! My wish list is a mile long! How about you all? Have you started your Creativation 2019 must-have lists yet? I’d love to hear what’s on them!

I’m so sorry for my absence in blogland these days! Hope the pup gives me more free time soon, and HOPE to be around to visit, too! Until then, have an amazing week, my friends!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - RoboticSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Retro RepeatSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked PostageMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Silver

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Welcome Winter with Ranger Ink

Hello, hello friends! Long time no see! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year, and that 2019 is off to a good start. It has been crazy town here at my house lately, between Christmas and work and my parents and kids visiting… and more recently, being holed in up my craft room working on secret Creativation (CHA) projects. But probably the biggest time consumer has been this little guy right here.


The sweetest wee baby pup. He’s an American Eskimo (Eskie) dog, 10 weeks old, name still to be decided… and he’s definitely keeping me on my toes, and rather worn out. But I’m smitten. Quite honestly in love.

So I apologize for being a bit MIA lately. I miss you all, and hope to be around to visit soon! CHA work is wrapping up shortly, and little buddy here should be growing in independence, and then things can begin to get back to a more normal schedule.


In the meantime, I wanted to share a winter-inspired card project and tutorial that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today, featuring some favorite Tim Holtz stamps and dies and lots of beautiful Distress ink and oxide.


The background of the card was heavily inked in colors of a winter stormy sky, and stamped and embossed with large swirly snowflakes. Last year’s snow globe die set was used to create a window opening for my woodland scene.


Several die sets were combined in this snow globe scene, including Festive Greens, Alphanumeric Thin letters, Snowglobe #2, and Winter Wonderland, all from the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix collection. The images were pieced from a variety of cardstock that were sanded, inked, or watercolored. Love the different textures those three mediums bring.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

The puppy is calling me, so off I go. Happy New Year, friends! May 2019 be good to us all!

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Season’s Greetings


Christmoose and I just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May this holiday season bring you many blessings, happy memories, and treasured moments with those you hold dear.
And I hope Santa is good to you, too!


The big day is almost here, and time has come to put away Christmas until next year…. but not until I squeeze in one last holiday project for today that I made recently for Joy Clair week on the Therm O Web blog. This is the adorable Christmoose stamp set paired with Therm O Web red deco foil and clear toner acetate sheets to make a holiday shaker gift tag.


I used a sentiment from the stamp set to create a sign post greeting for the tag, and the same sentiment was stamped repeatedly around the tag frame, too. Chris, here, was colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut. I added a bit of Glossy Accents to eyes and crystal clear Stickles to hat and snowbank. The red striped shaker window was made with one of Therm O Web’s clear acetate sheets that was foiled in bright holiday red. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Merry Christmas!!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Red Velvet - 10 PackLawn Fawn - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Kraft - 10 PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 8.5 x 11 - Clear Designer Toner Sheets - Pinstripes - 4 PackJoy Clair MERRY CHRISTMOOSE Clear Stamp Set CLR-02087Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsTherm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STICH RECTANGLE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18012Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE AND GOLD Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 18001Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGina K Designs RED VELVET Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE42Therm O Web RED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets iCraft 51085Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - CrystalFloraCraft DIAMOND DUST Iridescent Glitter Large 14 Ounce JarStampendous SHAVED ICE FRG10CAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

 

It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 10


Merry Christmas Eve Eve, friends!

It’s so hard to believe it, but we are just two days away from the big day, and time is running short. Although I didn’t manage to share all my “scrappy” cards from January’s retreat, I came pretty close… and I’m ending the series here today with card #10. Huge thanks to all of you for following along on my journey and attempt to use up some old holiday collections and paper scraps.


Today’s card is made almost solely from Echo Park’s I Love Christmas collection, and features a woodland scene built mostly from leftover stickers. I used dotty patterned paper to mimic the look of a gentle snowfall in the background, and cut a rounded curve along a scrap of white cardstock to give the tree some snowy ground to stand on. Used another piece of a border sticker with v-notches cut into the ends as a sentiment banner across the center of the scene. The only item from the Dear Santa collection, and single tiny gold star, dresses up the top of the tree.


The red border across the bottom of the card is actually part of the bar code strip at the bottom of the green patterned paper, and since there was no printing on this section, I thought it added another bit of color and detail to the card. Then white cardstock and red enamel dots finish this design.

Phew, Lots of cards from my scrap pile. The never-ending scrap pile. I do love a good challenge, though, and my annual January retreat is rolling around soon…. so perhaps the odyssey to use up these two particular collections doesn’t end here….


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsCarta Bella Paper - Christmas Collection - Enamel Dots

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It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 9


Hi friends! I’m back again for day 9 of my scrappy holiday card series here on my blog. From now until Christmas I hope to share as many cards as I can that I made at a scrapbook retreat in January with leftover scraps from two of my favorite Christmas collections, I Love Christmas by Echo Park and Dear Santa by Photo Play Paper. Today’s card features an itty bitty snowman scene.


My scraps leaned heavily towards the Echo Park line, so once again everything on this card is from I Love Christmas… and you can see how studiously I’m trying to use up these papers by all the layers on here. The snowman and sentiment label are from the Alpha Sticker sheet, and felt a bit small on their own, so I stacked them on a 3×4 journaling card to create a wee frosty scene. An additional poinsettia flower, fussy cut from the same patterned paper used in the background, adds a little more detail and balance to the frame.


Of course I had my trusty twine and enamel dot stash with me, and those, along with a bit of solid white cardstock, finish this design.

One more card down, and one more day, too! Christmas will be here soon! Are you ready?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug

Christmas Joy with Therm O Web & Paper House


Thanks for stopping by, crafty friends! Happy Fri-Yay! Christmas is almost here now… only four more days to go… and I still have lots of holiday projects that I’d love to pack in here on the blog. So today, I’m sharing a project heavy post with two cards and two gift boxes that I made for the recent Paper House Productions match up on the Therm O Web blog.


The gang at Paper House sent us their adorable Christmas Joy collection to play with, and in my current scrappy “use up everything that you can” state of mind, I did my best to make a serious dent in all of the papers, stickers, foiled paper, printed transparency, and washi tape that was included in the kit. So this first card pretty much got the works.


I used Therm O Web cardstock in a bright holiday color, and one of our designer stencils to create the background. Then layers of pretty Paper House goodies all tied up with string. Therm O Web glitter deco photo corners bring in a touch of sparkly holiday gold.


My next card uses many of the same elements, but this time arranged into a natural woodland theme with dark woodgrain patterned paper and the fresh green of pine. I added in a bit of shine with gold foiled paper, sticker, and journaling card… and of course those glittered photo corners, too.


With still a lot of Christmas Joy goodies left, I decided to put them into action on some of my holiday gift wrapping this year. By combining leftover journaling cards with stickers, I was able to whip up some quick gift box toppers to jazz up recycled boxes.


I needed to pop up the topper with foam dots to nest on top of the simple twine bow, so I started with heavyweight Therm O Web cardstock, topped it with a printed journaling card, and bedazzled it with dimensional and foiled stickers. So easy, and a great use for those alpha stickers for a non-scrapbooker like me.


Along those same lines, I used one of the larger 4×6 journaling cards to create a topper for a slightly bigger gift box. The red cardstock was this time added to the box lid to cover the manufacturer labels that I didn’t want to show, and on top of that I layered a piece of the gold foiled transparency sheet. I added an enamel dot to Rudolph’s nose, and once again stacked the journaling card onto cardstock to give it the strength to stand up to foam dots. Gold deco photo corners and a slim gift tag created from some of my smaller scraps finish up this design.


In my current holiday “scrappy” state of mind, I am still attempting to use up the rest of these pretty Paper House things…. and more gift box toppers have entered the scene. I am, however, still baffled at how paper seems to multiple when you’re not looking, and is near impossible to actually use up. I’m going to try, though. Just to win this one time!

I do have step by step tutorials for these projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. Click HERE for the cards, and HERE for the gift box toppers.

Happy weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Red Velvet - 10 PackPaper House Productions - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Christmas Joy TagsPaper House Productions - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Christmas MemoriesPaper House Productions - Christmas - 12 x 12 Acetate Paper - Christmas JoyTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 8 - Designer Stencil - CracklePaper House Productions - Christmas - 3 Dimensional Cardstock Stickers - Merry and BrightTherm O Web - Glitter Dust - Photo Corners - Gold - 84 CornersEcho Park - Good Day Sunshine Collection - Enamel DotsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteGina K Designs RED VELVET Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE42Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Paper House Productions Christmas Joy Collection: Craft Set, Planner Stickers, Puffy Stickers, Christmas Magic Cardstock Multi Pack, Epoxy Stickers, Washi Tape Set

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