Tim Holtz Seasonal Mica Distress Crayons Release

Did you happen to catch the news yesterday? New Tim Holtz Seasonal Mica Distress Crayons are here! Like the Distress Mica Sprays that came out last month, these new crayons are limited edition colors with an amazing pearl mica finish. There are four sets, for a total of twelve amazing new colors that are perfect for all of your seasonal makes… or for a rainbow of fabulous colors that work all year round. I had lots of fun creating some projects for the surprise mid-week reveal, and I’m excited to share the first of them here with you today. Since Halloween is right around the corner, let’s start with this Halloween gift tag.

If you’re not familiar with Distress Crayons, you’ll definitely want to watch yesterday’s replay on Tim’s blog or YouTube channel where he demos many tips and tricks for working with this medium. The fun thing about the crayons is that they can be used in many different ways, and I tried to show that in this tag make. One way you can use them is to create gorgeous blended backgrounds, like this wicked web pattern here. Best tip for a smoothly blended background is to coat your paper with Distress Collage medium first, and let that thoroughly dry. I stamped the spiderwebs from the Stamper’s Anonymous Tangled Web stamp set over my coated tag using Black Soot Archival Distress ink. Then you can scribble on the Mica Distress Crayons and blend the pigments out with a damp finger. For this tag, I used the Bubbling Cauldron and Jack O’Lantern Mica Crayons to create this two-tone Halloween design.

You can also color directly with the Distress Crayons, and that is what I did on the scalloped border strip and die cut lettering. And as one final touch, I doodled directly onto the die cuts to add some detail to those, too.

Looking for more Distress Crayon ideas?


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

Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - White Tag - Sizes Number 8 and 10 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 6 x 9 Kraft Stock - Neutral Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps TANGLED WEBS CMS346 Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Toil and Trouble Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Varsity Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Decorative Trims Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Distress Crayons - Pearl - Set One Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Distress Crayons - Pearl - Set Two Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541 Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE TDA47933 Tim Holtz Distress COLLAGE BRUSH SET TDA50896 Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN TRIMMINGS th94072 Tim Holtz Idea-ology LOOP PINS TH93200 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201
Sizzix Alphanumeric Handmade Bigz XL

Say Cheese with Therm O Web & Miss Ink Stamps

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well, as it’s been a bit since I’ve checked in here. The summer has ended up being a busier time than I expected it would, and that has kept me away longer than I planned. It’s been lovely, though…. I’ve had both kids around on and off and my parents were here visiting for most of the summer. After the super long break in visits due to Covid, it was really nice to see them again.

Today I’m going back a bit to share a project I made for the Therm O Web blog for a recent collaboration with Miss Ink Stamps. I used the adorable Say Cheese stamp set and their Scene Builder Stencil to make a gift set for my dear friend, Paige, who celebrates a birthday in July. I pulled out a really old pillow box die from Sizzix to make the gift box, using patterned paper from PhotoPlay Paper’s Fern & Willard collection. And the coordinating tag matches with the same paper, stamps, and fuzzy grass accents die cut from Therm O Web deco foil flock transfer sheets.

I am always a sucker for cute little critters! And these happy papers are so perfect for a bright summer day. I’ve got all the details and a step-by-step tutorial for these projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
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

Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Miss Ink Stamps SCENE BUILDER Stencil 319t01

Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders

Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal

Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Scallop Tags

Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Green Envy - 4 Pack

Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black

Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE43

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass

Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V

Sizzix Fancy Pillow Box Bigz Die
Miss Ink Stamps Say Cheese Stamp Set

Last Minute Easter Tags with Photoplay Paper

Hello crafty friends! Today we find ourselves on the last day of March already, with Easter just a few short days away. So today I wanted to share one last Easter project with you… a pair of gift tags made with Photoplay Paper’s spring collection of this year, Baskets of Bunnies.

These tags are a great last minute holiday project, as they are so quick and easy to make. Simply layer some patterned papers and then trim them into strips of any size. Round the bottom corners and snip off the top corners at an angle. Punch a hole, add a few cute stickers, and tie with twine. Presto!

Easter is definitely early this year, which is really speeding up the time. It’s my wee missy Nik’s birthday right after, too, so we will be celebrating this weekend. I’m glad to have a few gift tags ready to dress up her packages.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Sizzix - Surfaces - 8.5 x 11 - Cardstock Pack - 60 Pack - Eclectic Colors Photo Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Stampin’Up Twine

 

 

 

 

Waffleflower Crafts Special Delivery


This past holiday season, I had the wonderful opportunity to join up with Scrapbook.com for their 12 Days of Holiday sales event, and one of the products they sent me to play with was this Waffleflower Crafts Special Delivery paper pad. I made a couple of projects with it back then, but the paper has been sitting neglected since. This past week I went on a marathon crafting spree and challenged myself to use up the entire paper pad, and today I wanted to share my results with you.


Now the Special Delivery collection does include a matching stamp and die set, which I don’t have. But I still managed to end up with 7 cards and 8 tags using only the paper pad and a bit of white cardstock and twine. To mimic the postage stamp edges throughout the paper line, I relied on an older Tim Holtz die set and Fiskars border punch… unfortunately both retired now, but this scrappy project was a challenge to use what I had.


This is a smaller paper pad, with only 12 sheets of 12 designs, instead of the standard 24 papers you see in most small pads. Fortunately there were 3 sheets of images that could be cut apart for the focal point of the designs, and one sheet of tiny blocks that I cut into strips and squares, too.


Since there were pairs of images, I replicated each design where I could, simply switching out the background papers here and there. And I really did use every square inch of paper, even the smallest of strips which became small banners or tabs. And if a scrap was too small to reach across the card, I cut it in half and hid the gaps behind other items.


When it came down to the final two images, which were a bit too small all on their own, I combined them onto one card. And although I could have stopped at this point, I moved onto tags from there.


For the tags, I adhered whatever strip or small block of paper I had remaining onto cardstock, and then die cut the tag shapes. I started with a medium-sized Photo Play Paper tag die, and worked down to a smaller tag die for the final two. They are a real patchwork of piecing, but I like that about them.

This was such a fun project, and probably the first time I’ve managed to use absolutely everything from one pad or one kit in it’s entirety. 7 cards and 8 tags (sorry, I’m noticing that one small tag didn’t get its close-up… but you can see it in the top photo) feels like a pretty good accomplishment from one small pad. Plus I have a bonus post with two additional cards, if you’d like even more Special Delivery inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockWaffle Flower Crafts - 5.5 x 8.5 Paper Pad - Special DeliveryWaffle Flower Crafts - Craft Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Special Delivery ComboPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And Speech BubbleTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White

Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Postage Framelits die set
Fiskars Postage Edge border die

Love Notes Tags with Therm O Web


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I have more Valentine fun to share with you today. This time, a pair of love note tags that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog.


These tags once again feature the adorable Love Letters collection by PhotoPlay Paper that I shared yesterday. The tag die is also from PhotoPlay. Part of their Say It With Stamps line. I used more images from the new die cut sheets for the birds and mailboxes. Absolutely love that all the coloring is already done for you.


I used Therm O Web Glitz Glitter Gel to create the pretty falling heart pattern. And a bit of iCraft Deco Foil Flock sheet to make the snowbanks. Really love the texture they both bring. As always, I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Happy Valentine’s!


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

Photo Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - Etched Die SetPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And TagsSimon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING HEARTS SSST121333Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - White Latte - 4 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Glitz Glitter Gel 18131

Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey-Joes Border Dies
Seam Binding Ribbon

 

In the Meadow with Ranger Ink


Happy Fri-Yay, crafty friends! Are you all ready for the weekend? It’s always such a happy day when Friday rolls around again, and what a beautiful day it is, too. I just got bundled into my winter coat and hat and set out to walk the dog, only to quickly find out that it’s actually about 60 degrees today. Obviously I didn’t bother to check before I headed out, and clearly, just like Bernie with his woolly winter mittens, I am prepared for winter.


And even though we’re far from any real snow around here, I do have some frosty friends to share with you today. These snowy tags feature some fun snowman stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper’s Anonymous and lots of layers of Distress products, from Archival Distress to Distress Oxide to regular Distress Ink. Throw in some Distress Paint and Distress Grit Paste, and finish things off with a bit of Distress Texture Paste, for good measure. Each product brings its own unique qualities to the design, and I love how these simple tags look opaque in some areas and translucent in others, with a great textured tactile finish all over.


I used Tim Holtz Sizzix dies to cut the tags and add the crochet paper trim to the bottom. Simple ribbon ties were added to the top, along with some long-hoarded Idea-ology ice skate trinkets.

I’m very happy to have the full step-by-step tutorial for creating these tags up on the Ranger Ink Project Page, if you’d like to learn more.
Happy weekend, 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 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Pad - Kraft-Stock - BlackoutStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Tattered ChristmasTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Crochet 2Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Squeezed LemonadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Broken ChinaRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint MUSTARD SEED Ranger TDF53125Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - TranslucentRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted LaceTherm O Web Gina K Designs MASKING MAGIC Mask Paper 18123

Idea-ology Ice Skates Adornments
Stampin’Up Ribbon

Cyber Monday at Scrapbook.com

Cyber Monday

Happy Monday, crafty friends! It’s Cyber Monday, and amazing deals are still happening at Scrapbook.com! I think today is my most favorite sale day of them all, because today is Tim Holtz day…. that’s right! All Tim Holtz branded products are on sale today, up to 50% off. Here’s what going on today.

Monday 11/30 Cyber Monday

  • Tim Holtz Day- All Tim Holtz on Sale!
  • Freebie: Ranger Ink Nebula Stickles Glitter Gel


Today’s freebie with purchase is Stickles Glitter Gel, which I used here on this pair of adorable holiday tags. If you love the look of glitter, but hate the mess of loose glitter, then these Stickles Glitter Gels are your answer.


I love the long skinny shape of this tag die from PhotoPlay Paper. Works great on the popular slimline card style, and would make a great bookmark, too. I die cut my tags from the new Ranger Distress Kraft Heavystock paper, and used the Tim Holtz Stars stencil to apply the glitter gel to the background.

The sweet images are from the Papercut Christmas #2 die set from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. They are just so quirky and fun, aren’t they?

Be sure to stop by Scrapbook.com and grab up some amazing deals on all of these Tim Holtz products today, and more!

And thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrapbook.com: Thousands of scrapbooking supplies. HUGE daily discounts!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Kraft Heavystock - 8.5 x 11Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Stitched FramesSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Papercut Christmas No. 2 ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Falling StarsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - StarsRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Gel - Nebula

Twine

Scrapbook.com Black Friday Week

Black Friday Week


Happy Tuesday, crafty friends, and happy Thanksgiving week to my friends and family in the States! The holiday deals are continuing this week at Scrapbook.com with new specials and some fabulous freebies for your shopping enjoyment, including:

Tuesday 11/24 Black Friday Week

Today’s special offers include the 10 Best Deals of 2020 and an extra 5% off coupon code, and as if that wasn’t enough of an incentive to shop, you will receive a FREE Sizzix Merry & Bright Thinlits Die Set  with your order! Of course you all know that I’m a big fan of Sizzix dies, and the script on this word die is particularly fabulous. I love that the size of this die is perfect for card making, as well as tags, too. Because we can all use a lot of tags at the holidays, right?


I am always a sucker for cute critters, and there’s just something about this sweet mouse from PhotoPlay Paper’s Not a Creature Was Stirring collection that seems perfectly fitting for this time of year. I paired the mouse and holly  with plaid paper from PhotoPlay’s other holiday collection this year, Christmas Cheer, for this fun gift tag. I think this tag would look so festive on holiday packages this year.


Wasn’t I right? Isn’t the font on this Merry & Bright word die fantastic? Love that the wording is all connected, which makes using an intricate die like this very easy. For this project, I die cut the sentiment multiple times from both bright red and crisp white cardstock, and then stacked the die cuts in alternating colors to create sort of a candy cane stripe when viewed from the side. It’s a subtle touch, but a fun little surprise. And this is a great way to add dimension to very thin pieces like these.


The tag shape itself and the white scalloped border along the bottom were made with dies from PhotoPlay Paper’s Holiday Say It With Stamps collection. The images were colored with Copic markers, and I added ribbon and twine at the top of the tag to finish the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun from Scrapbook.com. Until then, wishing you all a very wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockMy Colors Cardstock - My Minds Eye - 12 x 12 Classic Cardstock - Carnival RedPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSizzix - Thinlits Die - Merry and Bright 2Photo Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Clear Photopolymer StampsPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Etched Die SetPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - BordersPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And Speech BubbleDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

May Arts Chevron Ribbon- Red

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Pre-Black Friday Sale at Scrapbook.com

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! The holiday crafting season is getting a jump start at Scrapbook.com this week with special Pre-Black Friday sale deals. Now through Monday the 23rd, all Scrapbook.com Branded-Items are at their lowest prices, all American Crafts Brands are on sale, and there is a special Freebie with purchase that you won’t want to miss out on!

Every holiday season, you can find amazing deals at Scrapbook.com, and this year I am excited to be joining in on the fun as an affiliate fan. I hope to pop in here often to let you know about the special offers and sales, and most importantly, all the FREEBIES that are up for grabs. Starting today with this exclusive 1/4″ adhesive roll.


Of course adhesive roll is mostly used to stick papers and embellishments together, but it can also be used for so much more. I love strong roll adhesive like this for putting together die cut boxes and bags, or adding strength to pockets and pouches, like gift-card holders. But today I used the adhesive roll to easily add loose glitter accents to this pair of cute holiday tags.


I love this adorable Vintage North Pole collection by Simple Stories! Such a sweet retro vibe, and I am a sucker for those cute Santas. These tags were made with simple 2×4 strips of cardstock that were layered with papers from the 6×8 paper pad and embellished with ephemera die cuts. A few quick snips across the top corners and a corner rounder punch on the bottom turned those strips into fast tags.


Working with loose glitter can be challenging, but it was sooo easy to apply this beautiful Distress glitter using the 1/4″ adhesive roll. Simply add a strip of adhesive, remove the protective liner, and press into glitter. Burnish the glitter by pressing it into the adhesive, and then just brush off the excess. Simple, right?

Be sure to check out Scrapbook.com for all the latest deals and information, and I’ll be back with more soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Simple Stories - Simple Vintage North Pole Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad Simple Stories - Simple Vintage North Pole Collection - Ephemera - Bits and Pieces - Santa Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage Platinum Scrapbook.com - Double Sided Adhesive Foam Roll - 1/4 Inch x 32 Feet - 1 Roll EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

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Therm O Web & Reverse Confetti Week


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! We’re having some fun on the Therm O Web blog, joining up with our friends at Reverse Confetti for a week of project ideas and inspiration. And of course a good collaboration week needs a prize giveaway, too, so be sure to keep reading to the bottom of this post.

I am up on the Therm O Web blog today with a fun card and tag set featuring new stamps from the Reverse Confetti November release paired with our fabulous iCraft Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets.


I am a big sucker for plaid, so I was very excited to receive the adorable Plaid Lines Big and Small Cover Panel die sets from Reverse Confetti. What awesome backgrounds they make, and such easy ones, too. I die cut two different shades of our green flock sheets for this card, and layered them onto a crisp white card base. The Circle Rays Duo die, the monstera  plant image, and the sentiment are all from RC, as well. I simply added a small piece of ribbon trim, and used pop dots for dimension, to finish this design.


I also made a pair of gift tags using the same floral and sentiment stamps sets as the card above. There are two different circle sizes in the Circle Rays Duo die set, and I used the smaller one this time to layer behind the openings of the tags. I love the extra detail that bit of texture adds to the background, and I tell you what…this fun Fold Over Window Tag die is one of my current faves from RC. So simple to put together, and useful for so many things.

If you are interested in learning more about today’s projects, I have the complete step-by-step tutorial posted on the Therm O Web blog. And now, how about a prize giveaway?

Click on the logo (image) above, and be sure to follow the steps at the bottom of the post to enter yourself to win a $50 Gift Card to Shop with ThermOWeb and Reverse Confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate lines used at no extra cost to you)

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Green Envy - 4 PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 6 Flock Transfer Sheets - Emerald Green - 6 PackReverse Confetti BOTANICAL Clear StampsReverse Confetti MIXED MESSAGES Clear StampsReverse Confetti Cuts BOTANICAL Dies Reverse Confetti Cuts PLAID LINES BIG Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts PLAID LINES SMALL Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts CIRCLE RAYS DUO Dies Reverse Confetti Cuts FOLD OVER WINDOW TAG DieGina K Designs - Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White and SilverTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Stampin’Up Ribbon
Copic Markers