Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3- Treat Bags

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I’m back to share the second project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 reveal on YouTube Live this past weekend. Once again, I’m turning to my favorite new set of the Chapter 3 release… the Switchlits Interchangeable Seal… to create a pair of prize ribbon sweet treat bags.

I have always been a sucker for packaging made from brown kraft paper, so these fun candy bags are right up my alley. And I do love the color red mixed with kraft, so that was the jumping off point of this project. The first step was stamping the bags with one of my favorite Tim Holtz background stamps called Flurry & Pine in my most favorite Distress color of all, Brushed Corduroy. The bags were then flicked with ink and Antique Linen Distress paint before being filled with crinkle paper and candy sticks. I used a combo of inked lace and pink twine to tie the bags closed.

From there it was simply a matter of making a prize ribbon topper using the Switchlits Seal set and some numbers and letters from the new Varsity Alphanumeric set, also from Chapter 3. I love mixing textures, so I added several layers to the center of the medallions combining hard and soft surfaces like paper, fabric, and an old antique pearl button. You’ll notice I used two different dies from the Seal set to cut out the rounds, one being the scalloped edge and the other the pinked. Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Abandoned Coral Distress inks on watercolor cardstock were used to die cut the seals from, and then the embossed raised areas were emphasized with Brushed Corduroy ink. I dry brushed Antique Linen paint onto the embossing, too. The Varsity letters and numbers were die cut from two different Kraft Stock cardstocks and then nestled back together. Then simple fishtail banners finish the design.

I really love how these turned out, and think they would be adorable in any color combo for any different occasion or holiday. And how ironic that I made prize ribbons when the name of the brand new color of Distress revealed on Saturday is Prize Ribbon! Honestly, I didn’t know! But how fabulous would these ribbons look in that blue? ❤


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

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Varsity Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLURRY AND PINE CMS312 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Candied Apple Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn Door Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink - 4 Pack Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned Coral Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDF52906

Hero Arts: Printers Type Lower Alpha
Lace, Twine, Fabric, Buttons

 

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 24

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress here with you.

Last month I got the chance to visit with Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person, for a change. I brought along my favorite holiday collection of the year, Simple Stories’ Simple Vintage North Pole, and managed to make a handful of cards. I have shared most of the cards already over the previous weeks, and today I’m back with the last of them.

This card features one of the few remaining 3×4 journaling cards I had left in the 6×8 paper pad. It didn’t quite fit in the die cut rectangular frame I wanted to use, so I added a strip of patterned paper to fill the space at bottom and top, and embellished the frame with paper photo corners, die cut ephemera bits, and twine.

I have very little of this paper left, which makes me both sad and happy. Sad because I hate to see it go, but happy that every scrap is getting put to use. I may manage to eek out one or two more cards with the supplies I have left, and then maybe move onto tags. Stay tuned! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 Pack Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole: 6×8 Paper Pad, Die Cut Ephemera

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3

Howdy hi hello, crafty friends! Did you all manage to catch the Tim Holtz LIVE reveal of the new Chapter 3 Sizzix dies this past Saturday? Wow, what a show that was! Whereas Chapter 3 has traditionally been the huge Halloween and Christmas release in years past, Tim has broken the releases into smaller chunks this year, starting with Chapter 3 now and the holiday releases to come over the next few months. The Chapter 3 release is small, but mighty, filled with fantastic sets that hold year-round appeal, and I know these dies will become great basic additions to your die collection. If you missed the LIVE reveal, it’s not too late…. you can still watch the replay any time on Tim’s YouTube channel.

I am always so excited when I get to create projects for the new release, and of course Chapter 3 is no exception. Today I wanted to share the first project that I made… a friendship card featuring a whole handful of the new die sets. First and foremost is that fun medallion focal point in the center of the card that is made with the new Impresslits Interchangeable Seal die set. Ohmyword, what a cool concept that is! Not only does the die cut and emboss that fun round seal, but you can interchange three different round dies to cut either plain, pinked, or scalloped edges. Brilliant! I die cut the seal from Distress watercolor cardstock and inked the paper with Distress Oxides. The sentiment was made with a combination of the previously release Tiny Type Upper Alphanumeric die set and the brand new Varsity Alphanumeric set. As you can see, that alphabet shape holds way more than just athletic letter-man appeal.

I used another Tim Holtz circle die set (the one that coordinates with his shaker domes) to cut a layer of felt to add behind the seal. As someone who loves fabric as much as I love paper, I can’t help but to incorporate the soft texture of fabric whenever I can. I die cut some Bloom Colorize leaves from contrasting felt and tucked that behind the seal, too. Those, along with some berry sprigs cut from watercolor paper and some wide lacy trim, add such amazing visual texture and detail to the card.

The base of the card is layers of watercolor paper and Distress kraft stock cardstock. I dry brushed Antique Linen Distress paint onto the base and dabbed crackle Distress texture paste and Brushed Corduroy ink randomly throughout the card. And how about that amazing background? That is made with the new Leafy Twigs background die that was cut from watercolor cardstock, adhered to a solid panel, and coated in Speckled Egg Distress paint and Picket Fence Distress crayon. Then, of course, a bit more Brushed Corduroy Distress ink spread across the top. Couldn’t possibly make a project that didn’t include that… my most favorite color of Distress. 😀

Do you have a favorite new die set from the Chapter 3 release? I’d love to hear!
Happy Tuesday, friends. And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Leafy Twigs Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Varsity Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Decorative Trims Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Bloom Colorize Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Shabby Shutters Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Cracked Pistachio Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Crushed Olive Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Speckled Egg Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDF52906 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Speckled Egg Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle

 

 

 

 

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 23

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

For week 23, I made two cards with the brand new holiday collection from PhotoPlay Paper called North Pole.

The first card mixes paper from the 6×6 paper pad with one of the larger 4×6 images from the cut-apart journaling card sheet. I trimmed around the card and edged the bottom with scallops, and snipped off a bit from the sides to make it fit. The little Santa was fussy cut from another journaling card. And I added a few cardstock stickers around Santa to finish the design.

One of my favorite things about this collection is the introduction of blue to the traditional holiday colors, and the second card features this fun color palette. Once again, I cut down one of the journaling cards, edged it with scallops and mixed it with papers from the 6×6 pad. The stack of presents is from the sticker sheet.

Hope those who celebrated had a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend here in the States. Sure was nice to have my parents here visiting, and we did it up with a nice BBQ and some of that pie I mentioned last time. Happy weekend, friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

 

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 Pack Photo Play Paper - Christmas - The North Pole Trading Co. Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - Christmas - The North Pole Trading Co. Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green

America the Beautiful with CardMaps

Hello, crafty friends and happy 4th of July! I hope my American friends and family have lots of fun plans for this long holiday weekend. My parents are still visiting from California, so we have much to celebrate…. there’s no agenda, but just to be together. And the day may involve some pie.

The start of July brings a new set of CardMaps sketches to the PageMaps website, and I had the great pleasure of making some cards for the reveal. Today it is only fitting to share this patriotic card I made in honor of America’s birthday. Here is the fun sketch that I used.

And here is my take on it using the new America the Beautiful collection from PhotoPlay Paper.

Lots of stars and stripes on this design, and some patriotic flags and buntings perfect for the 4th of July. I tried to follow the sketch closely, even going so far as to break out my old pinking shears to add the zig-zag edging seen in the drawing.

I used Bristol cardstock to match the slightly off-white color of this vintage-inspired collection, and I love the slightly shabby charm of this finished card. The focal die cut circle is layered with stickers, added at different depths with foam dots for a 3D effect. The sentiment and flag banner up top are from the coordinating die cut ephemera pieces. Hip Hip Hooray for the USA!

Happy 4th of July! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Photo Play Paper - America The Beautiful Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - America The Beautiful Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 22

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person for a change. I made a handful of cards with my favorite Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole collection, and today I have two of them to share for week 22 of the Christmas Card Project.

Card number one features a sentiment image from the cut-apart journaling card paper that I framed within a die cut circle window opening. I added some small snippets of patterned paper and remnants of a scalloped die cut border to the sides, and used die cut ephemera pieces to accent the design.

The second card may look a bit familiar, as it utilizes the large Santa image that I had on a card last week. This Santa comes from a much larger image that fills the entire 6×8 paper sheet, that I simply cut down to size. I added more small scraps of patterned paper and my favorite twine tie. A die cut ephemera sentiment finishes the design.

Happy July, crafty friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole: 6×8 Paper Pad, Bits & Pieces
Sizzix Rectangles Framelits
My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 21

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

I’ve fallen behind a bit on my Christmas project these past couple of weeks. I’ve been having some serious computer issues with my old desktop computer, which I still use for my photo editing and storage. The thing is older than the hills, and has currently taken to simply shutting itself off and refusing to reboot. But just when I think it’s gone for good, it surprises me with a sudden return and I manage to limp along again. But on a happier note, my parents have arrived for a nice long visit, and we have been busy catching up and running around after not being able to be together since Christmas 2019. So I apologize for the absence, and hope that I am back for awhile.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my dear friend, Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person for a change. I made a handful of cards with my favorite Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole collection, and today I have two of them to share for week 21 of the Christmas Card Project.

The first card features a sweet Santa image from the cut-apart journaling card sheet in the 6×8 pad. I layered the Santa onto a stitched rectangle cut from white cardstock, and added a bit of candy-caned striped paper at the top and bottom to fill in the rectangular space. The green patterned paper is edged with white scalloped borders and placed down the center of the card. The tab at the top is a portion of a die cut ephemera piece, and it was wrapped in a bit of twine. The round sentiment is from the Bits & Pieces die cut pack, too.

I’m happy with how the second card turned out because I love that Santa image, but it was the full 6×8 size, which made it challenging to use. I used an old Sizzix stacked rectangle die set to cut out just the face portion of the image, and added it to a mat of white cardstock. I am really challenging myself to use up every scrap, and managed to use some very thin strips of paper as a band across the center of the card and a small tab at the top right corner. Twine was tied around the left side of the card, and I finished off with a die cut ephemera piece for the sentiment.

Isn’t it crazy that we are almost halfway through the year already? Soon it will be Christmas in July, and I will be right on trend with this Christmas card making project of mine! 😉


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole Collection: 6×8 Paper Pad, Bits & Pieces
Sizzix Rectangles Framelits Die Set

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 20

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

Can you believe I am now on week 20? It may seem, and does feel, like I’ve been at this project for forever, but it still catches me off-guard when a month mile marker comes around. Week 20 marks five months, and I am still going strong. This past week, I’ve actually been off traipsing around on two back-to-back quick trips, so there is only one card to share… another made with Doodlebug’s adorable Night Before Christmas collection.

This card reminds me of the Christmas special, Rudolph, with the Island of Misfit Toys. My daughter was obsessed with the little elephant doll from that show, so I definitely smile to see this one. I used papers from the 6×6 paper pad and several layers of die cut frames to create my background. The joy letters are from PhotoPlay Paper. And then a few die cut ephemera pieces to finish off the scene.

Hope you all are doing well and that things are starting to return to a more normal routine at your house. I was able to visit my son up in Richmond this past week, and have just returned from a quick visit to my dear friend Kathie’s house at the beach. We got to actually craft in person this time, instead of via Zoom. And I’ll share those cards with you all soon! Happy weekend, friends!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - Odds and Ends - Die-Cut Cardstock Pieces Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Peace and Joy
My Creative Time Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Bunch of Fun Circles

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 19

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

For week 19, I made a matching pair of cards using Doodlebug’s Night Before Christmas collection.

These cards feature paper from the 6×6 pad that were pieced to create a simple background. Then the row houses and critters were added to complete the scene. I used my favorite borders die set to add ruffled edging to the bottom of the houses. Reminds me of the pretty icing that decorates gingerbread houses at holiday time.

I had some old enamel dots that perfectly matched these Doodlebug colors, and of course I needed to add my favorite twine ties. There are no sentiments in the die cut package, but I did find a 6×6 paper that is filled with small tags that I could cut apart to use. I simply added the bottom portion of the tags with the wording to the top edge of the card, and cut off the images on the top of the tags. They’re small little labels, but I think it works here.

I’ve had such fun keeping up with my weekly holiday card challenge, and I’ve come a long way. Here we are in June already. Soon it will be Christmas in July, and you know I will be ready!

Happy weekend, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - Odds and Ends - Die-Cut Cardstock Pieces Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders
PhotoPlay Paper Paper Crane Enamel Dots
Twine

Shine Bright with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Hope everyone is doing well and that my friends and family in the States enjoyed your long holiday weekend. Memorial Day, of course, is a day to stop and remember and honor all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For all of our privileges and freedom, I give my deepest thanks.

Besides being a day of remembrance, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to summer, and what better way to celebrate than with some bright sunshiny summery fun, like this adorable card made with PhotoPlay Paper’s Fern & Willard collection. This card features papers from the 12×12 paper kit along with a 3×4 journaling card from the cut-apart card sheet. I used a stitched rectangle die as a layering piece, and dressed the card up with a bit of twine and a pair of cardstock stickers. The cute scalloped edges are snippets of the scalloped border sticker that were cut down to size.

Then, a banner die cut from the ephemera pack added to the inside of the card finished the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - Ephemera Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles
Stampin’Up Twine