Happy Hour with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello crafty friends, and happy April Fool’s Day! Hope everyone is keeping well!
Today is the official release of the 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection, and I’m excited to share with you another project that I made for the Facebook Live reveal and Creativation show this past January. This is a little gift packing idea made with the new Happy Hour thinlits dies and the amazing 3D Brickwork texture fade.


Any Blue Moon beer drinkers out there? That’s exactly the look I was going for on this altered gift tin. I am definitely a beer girl, myself, and I would be so happy to receive a gift in this fun box. Love that this would work just as well for those challenging guy gifts as it does for the girls. Or change up the beer glass to an iced coffee or milk shake or lemonade or any other lovely fruity drink you can think of. Lots of possibilities here.


The Happy Hour die set comes with many different pieces, and you can see how much detail you can create with the layers. This beer glass contains four stacked shapes… one for the liquid, one for the glass, and two for the layered foam. And each orange slice is two stacked pieces, too. And check out the detail on that 3D embossing folder. So much great texture on this one.


I had this old white tin in my stash, and thought it would be perfect for holding some gift cash or gift cards, or any small gift item. I added black cardstock down the center of the tin, followed by layers of text print patterned paper and old book paper. The kraft tag was die cut with the new Squares Stacked Tiles die set to create the two window openings, and then embossed with the Brickwork folder. I rubbed Picket Fence Distress crayon and paint into the grooves, and I really like the plaster mortar effect it adds to the bricks. The windows were backed with Distress watercolor, and I did some water-coloring on the beer liquid pieces, too. The glass was die cut from a sheet of thick plastic packaging which I attached to the liquid lining with a thin line of Glossy Accents along the very bottom of the glass. The orange slices got a watercolor treatment, as well. And the beer foam was coated in Distress Grit Paste. Like I said, lots of fabulous texture on here.


The sentiment was die cut from watercolor cardstock using the Tiny Type Upper die set, part of the Chapter 1 release. And finally, the tag was added to the tin with ribbon and twine.

Check out the full Tim Holtz 2020 Sizzix Chapter 2 collection in the video below, if you’d like to see more. And thanks so much for stopping by! Be well!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackGina K Designs - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA TH93550Ranger KRAFT TAG #8 Inkssentials Surfaces 6.25 X 3.125 ISC31864Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Happy HourRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED SQUARES Thinlits Die 664438Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type UpperRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix BRICKWORK 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664259Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Signo - White Uni-ball Impact PenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - Opaque

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