Crazy Cats 4 U with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Today I have a fun and silly project to share that I made recently for the Sizzix blog. My dear friend, Joanne, is a huge cat lover. Last week was her birthday, so of course that meant I was in need of some festive gift wrapping. Sounds like a perfect excuse to break out Tim Holtz’s adorable Crazy Cats, right?

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Does this ever happen to you? You purchase something online, just to have it be not at all what you were expecting when it arrives? That’s the case with these kraft tags. Thought I was getting the regular tags, but ended up with the jumbos, size #10. This large 4×8 size is new to me, but sometimes new is fun. And this ended up being the perfect size for a little collage style mixed-media Crazy Cats gift tag.

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I used the new Mixed Media #3 Thinlits set to create some cuts outs in the background of the tag.  The cat perches are made from strips of embossed water-colored cardstock. I gave the cats a little “4 U” sentiment to pounce on, but as you can see… they really don’t know what to think of that.

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I backed the tag with more cardstock, water-colored with a variety of Distress inks in Joanne’s favorite color palette.  The tag is swiped and splattered with paint for that shabby look that I love. And I used the new Distress crazing medium in all the little openings for a bit of extra texture.

I’ve got a full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

It’s a very happy day for me today, as my parents are arriving this afternoon for a nice, long summer visit. Hope you all have a wonderful day, too!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Dylusions KRAFT #10 Journaling Tags DYA47797Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 CRAZY CATS CMS251Tim Holtz Sizzix CRAZY CATS Thinlits Die 661209Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA 3 Thinlits Die 661186Tim Holtz Sizzix STENCIL NUMBERS Thinlits Die 661187Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHABET TYPO LOWER Bigz XL Die 661199Tim Holtz Sizzix HERRINGBONE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661200Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDD36319Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING TDA47957Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

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9 thoughts on “Crazy Cats 4 U with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of love put into one tag! Love the way the cats appear to be looking at the sentiment. Great job distressing and adding so much interesting texture. Enjoy your parents!!!

  2. Adorable! I love these cats, they are a scream. Your friend will be so happy to get this. So much thought goes into your creations. This one is one of my new favorites.
    You are a great friend.

  3. VBS is all done and now I have to go in tomorrow to see if I have to serve on a jury. ARRGGHHH!! Thought I’d better pop in and catch up before you thought I had abandoned you which by the way won’t happen. 🙂 The cats are totally fun. Love their fun expressions and all the details you used to make the tag really interesting.

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