The Patina Leaves Set with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello Crafty Friends, and happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Today I am excited to share another jewelry project with you featuring the fabulous new Assemblage collection by Tim Holtz.


As a relatively new jewelry maker, I cannot emphasize enough how fun and how easy it is to create with the new Assemblage collection. This line literally has everything you need to complete any jewelry project, from the basic findings like jump rings and clasps to a huge variety of chains, and all the gorgeous charms and links needed for adding that personal finishing touch. It truly is just a matter of opening and closing a few jump rings and chains, and you are on your way to beautiful jewelry.


Early in the month, I shared a glitzy necklace project in a gunmetal finish with lots of bling (click HERE in case you missed it), and today I’ve got a little set in brass to show featuring some of my absolute favorite Assemblage charms, the Patina Leaves.


I really love this look. It’s so fun combining all the different bits and pieces, and I just love how unique the finished project turns out. So different from the typical store-bought jewelry. I’ve taken lots of detail photos to share and will walk you through the process, in case you’d like to make a patina leaves set of your own.


This necklace begins with the Brass Link 18″ chain. Fold the chain in half to determine the center point, and open the center chain link using a pair of needle-nose pliers. Attach a Flat Toggle clasp to the two ends of the chain for the closure. At the bottom of the right chain comes a jump ring followed by an Ornate Ovals link in brass. Add another jump ring to the bottom end of the oval link and attach a Lobster Claw Clasp. Then to the jump rings and clasp, add a variety of charms and dangles. I used a pair of Diamonds & Pearls charms, and an adorable puppy Brass Bezel charm, too.


I like to mix chains to add a bit of texture and variety, so here I added a 5″ length of Brass Loop chain next, attached by the lobster claw at one end, and a jump ring at the other. Then comes that beautiful Branch charm.


One really fun thing about this charm is that there are holes along the branch where you can add some dangles if you choose. I attached a couple more of the Diamonds & Pearls charms and a pair of amazing Patina Leaves. The end of the branch meets up with the left side of the Brass Link chain.


With some of the leftover Brass Loop chain, I created a matching bracelet, closed with one of the Lobster Claw clasps. On the center link, I added a jump ring, to which I could attach a trio of charms.

Remember all Tim Holtz Assemblage products are available exclusively through Joanne Fabric & Craft stores or online at joann.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The products I used are listed below:

Brass Link Chain #THA20002
Brass Loop Chain #THA20003
Flat Toggles #THA20052
Lobster Claw Assortment #THA20051
Assorted Jump Rings #THA20063
Patina Leaves Charms #THA20042
Branch Charm #THA20021
Brass Bezels Charms #THA20025
Ornate Ovals Links #THA20066
Diamonds & Pearls Charms #THA20028

My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest project. You should have arrived from Teri Beri’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.


My card for today features the adorable Sea You Soon stamp and die set, along with the fabulous new Scalloped Stitched Square Dies, in a sweet little nautical friendship design.


I am just smitten with the cute critters from Sea You Soon. These little guys were watercolored and die cut with the matching dies and added to an underwater scene that was pieced from the scalloped square dies. The sentiment from the set was stamped onto a circle die cut from the previously released Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. The paper is from the You & Me collection by Simple Stories.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Next stop along the hop is Erica .

And here’s more information for you about today’s release.

***FREEBIE DIE***

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Starting THIS Friday, May 19th, 2017 @ 8am PST ~ Our “Freebie” for this release is this PRETTY “Stitched Petals” die. It will be given to the FIRST 100 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 100 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 100 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 100. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner!

 ***SALE ALERT***

ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here: http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm Use the code: MAY2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, May 26th, 2017


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

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set
My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square dies
My Creative Time: Bunch of Fun Circle dies

Simple Stories - You and Me Collection - Simple Sets - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Memento VersaMagic Ink: Aquatic Splash

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Stitched Favor Box

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is the last day of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new gift-packaging die called the Stitched Favor Box.


This new die makes the cutest little favor box, and you will love how easy they are to put together. Perfect for making in bulk for parties, weddings, or any special occasion. I love the shape to these, and they are a good size for any number of small treats and gifts.


These favor boxes are absolutely adorable on their own, or can easily be dressed up to match any theme or event. I added a bit of ribbon through the top slit of the box, and accented with a hand-stamped tag. That sweet rose is from the Jr. Rolled Flower Dies, and the tag is from the Fun Stitched Tag Dies…. both previously released sets from Emma’s collection. The sentiment is from the new Sea You Soon stamp and die set, available tomorrow. The paper is from an older collection from Authentique called Harmony.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

My Creative Time: Stitched Favor Box Die (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Tag Dies
My Creative Time: Jr. Rolled Flower Dies

Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

 

Ribbon: Stampin’Up Real Red Stitched Grosgrain
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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Stitched Petals

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day three of peeks, and Emma is showcasing two new sets, this month’s freebie die and a new set of basic shapes that you are going to love.


This shabby vintage-inspired card features the new Scalloped Stitched Square dies…. so useful for creating stacked layers like you see here…. and this month’s adorable freebie die, called Stitched Petals.


I used four of the new scalloped dies to create my focal panel here, and love the layered look that this gives. But what I love about them the most is that there are many more nesting dies that come with this set, from larger card base sizes down to the smallest shapes that I used here. I die cut the freebie Stitched Petals die onto the smallest stitched square shape, and pulled up on the petals for a bit of dimension. Embellished the center of the flower with a button and sticker for a little extra detail. The papers and stickers are from Photo Play Paper’s French Flea Market collection.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

My Creative Time: Stitched Petals Die (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies (available on the MCT website 5/18)

Photo Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundWe R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Sea You Soon

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day two of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called Sea You Soon.


This new set has some of the cutest little sea creatures you have ever seen, and a great variety of sweet and puny sentiments to go along. I made an ocean scene for my turtle and his fish friends, complete with embossed sea waves from the Sea You Soon set, water-colored with a variety of Distress inks. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with the inks, too, before being die cut with the matching dies and popped onto the card base with foam adhesive.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the set directly onto the panel, and then die cut with the previously released Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More set. The outer frame was die cut with the rectangle die set, as well. The papers are from Photo Play Paper’s Nautical Bliss line.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More die set

Photo Play Paper - Nautical Bliss Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- The Adventure Begins

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day one of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called The Adventure Begins.


This month is a very special release, for not only is June Emma’s birthday, this month also marks the 6th anniversary of My Creative Time. Today’s sneak peek set seems perfectly fitting for the occasion as it represents moving forward, taking a journey, and enjoying life’s precious moments….
Which I hope we all do for many years to come! Happy birthday Emma and My Creative Time!


For today’s card, I turned to a couple of my favorite previously released MCT die sets to create a little setting for this adorable scooter. Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies were used on both the frame and focal panel. Then I used Fun Stitched Clouds die cuts as masks for an ink blended cloudy sky background in soft green and blue. The present and scooter were stamped onto watercolor paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers, and paper pieced with a bit of matching patterned paper.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, and popped them onto the frame using foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.


I stamped one of the set’s sentiments onto a banner strip for the front of the card, and added a second greeting to the inside along with another pair of sweet paper pieced packages. The patterned paper is from the adorable Fresh Picked collection by Photo Play Paper.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

My Creative Time: The Adventure Begins stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Clouds die set

Photo Play Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyZig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundFiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

Twine: The Twinery

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Lamppost Lantern Box with Sizzix & Tim Holtz

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share that I made with the adorable Lantern Box Bigz die from the new Sizzix Tim Holtz spring 2017 release. Recently I shared a fun garland home decor project featuring these lanterns. And now I’m back with a different look and new idea for using the lantern to create quick and easy home or party decor.


These little lanterns are so easy to create, and I love that they are the perfect size for holding battery-operated tea-light candles. This time, I die cut my lantern from crisp black cardstock, and lined the interior of the windows with clear acetate. A bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon rubbed along the creases and edges adds a bit of shabby charm. If you’d like to see step-by-step directions for assembling this lantern die, check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog here.


Love the versatility of this cute lantern. Last time I hung several from a string of twine to create a garland, and here I added a simple pedestal made from a stack of wooden spools painted with Black Soot Distress paint. Now this lantern reminds me of the lamppost from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Am I right there?


To dress up my lamppost I added ivy greenery from the Garden Greens Thinlits die set. I die cut the greens from watercolor paper and then watercolored the leaves with Distress ink. Picket Fence Distress paint was added to the edges of the leaves for that variegated look ivy so often has. And finally, a bird charm from the Idea-ology Treasures Adornments was tied to the top with twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And wishing all my fabulous mom friends out there an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! ❤


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Gary M Burlin and Co Embossable Window Plastic Clear Acetate Sheets 6 sheets 7x9Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adornments - TreasuresRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Twine, Spools