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 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

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Folk Flowers Revisited

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Tuesday to you! Today I’m here to share my last project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 reveal. This time, I have another art tag to show that features the beautiful new cover plate background die, Folk Flowers.

If you popped in a couple of weeks ago, you may have seen the companion tag that I made in a very similar style. Whereas that tag used the Folk Flowers die as a stencil, adding Distress Grit Paste and Distress Embossing Glaze to create a raised surface… this time I layered the die cut panel onto a tag base to create recessed areas with all those negative cut outs. It’s another way to use a large background die to give a totally different look to the finished project.

Here in the close-up shot you can catch a better view of the recessed pattern. I used a Distress Embossing Pen to add embossing medium to the inside of each cut-out opening, and then filled the recessions with Distress Embossing Glaze. Once heated, the tag looks like it was enameled, like stained glass. It’s such a pretty technique, and so easy, too.

The top of the tag was smeared with a bit of Distress Grit Paste to give it an aged appearance and Distress Crayon was added to bring out the texture. I love how old and grungy it looks, like this tag has been around for a long, long time. I added leaf sprigs that are from the Funky Nature die set from Chapter 1. More lace and scallops and ribbon. The metal is an Idea-ology Quote Band.

Art tags are always great all on their own, but I added mine to a simple kraft gift bag for gift giving. Remove the clip at the top, and the tag comes right off and becomes part of the gift. I love two-fer projects like that.

That’s a wrap for my Chapter 2 projects from the YouTube Live reveal. In case you missed my other Folk Flowers art tag, you can see that HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - Number 8 Tags - 20 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Folk Flowers Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Funky Nature Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Quote Bands Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze and Embossing Pen Set - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Rustic Wilderness
Sizzix Stitched Ovals Thinlits Die Set
Stampin’Up Seam Binding Ribbon
Lace

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Rupert

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today I am back with another project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2021 Chapter 2 Reveal. This time, it’s a whimsical, over-sized card featuring the new Colorize character, Rupert.

Isn’t he adorable? I just love these playful Colorize critters, and am so happy to have this quirky dragon to add to my collection. Rupert has been die cut from a combination of Tim’s kraft stock Distress cardstock and Distress watercolor cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide and Ink. I really like mixing the two mediums when I’m building images, as I feel like that adds a variety of visual textures to the finished project. You can see that Rupert is a nice large size, too, which makes him quite the statement piece for larger cards or altered art or even home decor. Couldn’t you just picture him in a kids room?

Do you see how Rupert’s hands are perfectly poised to grab onto something? So I thought why not give him a potted cactus to hold? Perfect excuse to add in a background scene using the Quirky Cactus die set, another new addition to the Chapter 2 release. Once again, the cacti were die cut from a combination of kraft stock and inked watercolor paper. The cactus in the pot was too tall to fit my scene in it’s original form, but the beauty of die cuts is you can alter them to fit your needs. So a quick whack off the bottom cut the potted cactus down to size.

Rupert was also too large for my scene, so he got a bit of a trim, as well. I added a big ribbon bow and an Idea-ology sentiment sticker. The background is Distress watercolor paper that has been inked and stenciled and coated with Distress Crackle Paste. I am a little bit obsessed with the texture of that paste, I must say.

This was such a fun project to make, and it really brings a smile to my face. Such a whack-a-do design, with a dragon frolicking in his cactus garden…. but that’s what makes it so fun. Every once in awhile it’s wonderful to just let your imagination go.

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


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

 

Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Rupert Colorize Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Funky Cactus Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot Fade Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Woven Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Scattered Straw Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby Shutters Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty Ocean Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy Sky Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle
Stampin’Up Ribbon
Idea-ology Metallic Quotations Stickers

 

 

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Funky Cactus

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I’m back with another project that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 release. This time, it’s one of my fabric projects featuring Tim’s fabulous Eclectic Elements fabric line and the new Funky Cactus die set.

Most of you know by now how much I enjoy incorporating fabric into my die cutting projects. And this past year, I picked up another old love of mine, cross stitching. One thing you need to keep close at hand with sewing of any kind is a good supply of pins and needles. So when I saw this new Funky Cactus die set, with all those cacti spines and needles, I immediately thought to use it on a little fabric needle book. I mean, let’s get straight to the point, how perfect are those two together?

To make the actual needle book itself, I began with two long skinny rectangles of Eclectic Elements Abandoned fabric, and sewed them together with a layer of Therm O Web fleece batting in between. I used a bias tape tool to make two long ties from a contrasting fabric, and those were tucked between the layers of fabric before sewing. Once the fabric was turned with right sides out, I added machine quilting along a diagonal line across the entire book. Then just fold the book in half, and tie closed to keep it secure. Then to the top I added a fabric-wrapped panel and that adorable Funky Cactus.

Did you all know that Sizzix makes multi-colored packages of thin felt that are perfect for creating projects like this? I used both the Festive and the Neutral Felt Sheets for this project. To the inside of the needle book was stitched a die cut rectangle of tan colored felt where you can place all the pins and needles. I used an old (and unfortunately retired) Tim Holtz die set called Stacked Postage to die cut the felt. Then a cactus in it’s cute brown pot embellish the right side. Of course I had to add some hand-stitched embroidery details for some extra charm.

The cactus on the outside got some hand-stitching, too. And for this one, I made puffy dimensional flowers by layering lots of stacks of die cuts together and pulling them tight with a strong stitch. Then to add my sentiment, I pulled out one of my oldest alphabet stamp sets and stamped on fabric strips using Distress Archival Ink. I use a small dab of Therm O Web Fabric Fuse adhesive to glue down all of the pieces.

So fun! I do love to use my papercrafting products in different ways. Know that most die sets can cut thinner fabrics and materials, like the craft felt that I used here. Opens up a whole new world of possibilities, right? Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

 

Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Funky Cactus Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Accessory - Felt Sheets - Festive Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Accessory - Felt Sheets - Neutrals Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting Soil Therm O Web - SpraynBond Fabric Stiffener Tim Holtz Sizzix SHAPING KIT Making Tool Black 665304
Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric for FreeSpirit Fabrics: Abandoned Collection
Tim Holtz Stacked Postage Framelits Die Set
Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Alphabet Stamp Set
DMC Floss
Vintage Buttons

 

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2- Folk Flowers

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Did you all catch the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 reveal on Tim’s YouTube channel this weekend? What fun, right? As usual, there are so many fabulous new additions to the Tim Holtz Sizzix lineup in this new release, from more quirky critters to beautiful botanicals and funky florals to steampunk images and retro gadgets. In other words, there’s something for everyone! I was so lucky and honored to be able to create some samples for the reveal, and over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing those projects here on my blog. Today I’ll start with one of my favorites from this release, an art tag made with the new Folk Flowers cover plate die.

The Folk Flowers die is a large background die that cuts a beautiful negative floral motif pattern that can be utilized in many ways. It is the perfect size to fit a standard A2 card front, but also works great for ATCs, art journals, home decor, and tags, like I’ve done here.


I love to have a stash of tags around to add to gift boxes and bags. This one is great for birthdays or any special occasion, and I really like the folk art style to this with all those great shabby touches. To create this pretty floral background, I die cut the Folk Flowers die from a scrap piece of cardstock and used it as a stencil to apply Distress Grit Paste. Then before the paste can dry, sprinkle it with Distress Embossing Glaze in a variety of colors. For this tag, I used Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze. And then once the Grit Paste is completely dry, heat the glaze to emboss and set it.

You can really see the shiny, raised detail to this floral pattern in the close-up shots. And in person you just want to run your finger over that fun texture and design. To finish off the background, I added Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around all the embossing, and blended it in with a wet paintbrush and finger. The crayon helps highlight all the dimension and makes the details stand out. And I totally adore the vintage look it brings to the table.


With a great background, you don’t need much else. I added a bit of trim and a flower and leaf that are from the Funky Nature die set from Chapter 1. The sentiment lettering is also from Chapter 1, the Bold Alphanumeric set die cut from watercolor cardstock inked in Crackling Campfire Oxide.

This is such a fun technique, and a great way to turn a background pattern into the star of the design. Tim recently shared an amazing tutorial for using Distress Embossing Glazes on his YouTube channel, if you’d like to see a closer look at the step by step process. And in case you missed it, here’s a replay of the full Chapter 2 reveal.

So amazing, right? Do you have a new favorite to add to your collection?


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

Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - White Tag - Sizes Number 8 and 10 Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Folk Flowers Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Funky Nature Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Bold Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Stickers - Chitchat Word Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized Amber Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Crackling Campfire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Rustic Wilderness Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Antique Linen Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Fossilized Amber Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Fired Brick Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Peeled Paint Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Glaze - Rustic Wilderness Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Grit Paste - 3 Ounces - Opaque

Sizzix Stitched Ovals Framelits Die Set
Stampin’Up Ribbon
Vintage Lace

So Lucky with Theodore and Ranger Ink


Happy Monday, crafty friends! It’s St. Patty’s week! And although I don’t do anything special to celebrate the holiday, I do always love a good excuse to do a little crafting and decorating. So today I thought I’d re-share my favorite St. Patrick’s Day project from last year, an altered home decor frame that I made for the Ranger Ink Project Page featuring the adorable Tim Holtz Theodore Colorize die set.


I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive home decor items, and this 5×7 thrift store desk frame was an awesome score at less than $2. It was a plain wooden frame to begin with, which didn’t match my project or decor, so step one was to give it a whitewash of Picket Fence Distress paint and a coating of Distress Crackle Texture Paste, followed by a sanding for that perfect shabby finish. I used Oxide-inked patterned paper for the background, and it, too, was doused with Crackle Paste and sanded. The finished product is so smooth and cracked and aged, and totally reminds me of Venetian plaster. I was obsessed with this technique last year.


Theodore is so darn cute! Definitely a favorite from the Colorize line. His lucky clover was made by piecing four small heart die cuts together, and I tucked the clover into his mouth for a bit of fun. I added some Wildflower die cut greens around him, and the sentiment is a mix of alphanumeric dies with an older script word set (which unfortunately is retired now).

The full tutorial for this project is still available on the Ranger Ink Project Page, if you’d like to learn more. Happy St. Patty’s Day, and thanks for stopping by!


Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Theodore, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Falling HeartsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Tiny Type LowerRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Salty OceanTim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - Crackle
Sizzix Handwritten Celebrate die set- retired

 

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 6

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 6, I made a pair of cards using Photoplay Paper’s two holiday collections from this past year, Christmas Cheer and Not a Creature Was Stirring. Although these cards really don’t “go” together, they do share one thing in common, which I didn’t even realize until I was taking the pictures…. they both have the same exact sentiment. So week 6 is the week that Santa Claus came to town.


The first card features the Christmas Cheer collection, and I utilized the 6×6 paper pad, the die cut ephemera bits, and the coordinating stamp set for this design. Crisp black cardstock and some older Sizzix die sets make up the foundation for the card. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the Santa Claus image, and added a popped up ephemera piece and my favorite twine tie to finish.


The second card features the Not a Creature was Stirring collection, and I used just the 6×6 paper pad and the die cut ephemera bits on this design. The main image for both cards are journaling cards taken from the paper pad, and I added a die cut for the sentiment. I’m always looking for ways to use up very small scraps of paper, and that’s what I used for the photo corners here. And then a corner rounder and twine tie finish the design.

That’s another two Christmas cards to add to my stash, bringing my total up to 9 so far for the year. Just a drop in the bucket, but better than nothing, right?

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


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockCrafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock Pack - 30 Sheets - BlackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - PhrasePhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - EphemeraPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - EphemeraSizzix - Framelits Die - Scallop CirclesDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - LadybugRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Sizzix Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals Framelits
Red Twine

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 5

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 5, I made a winter-inspired shaker card using the adorable Winter Memories collection by PhotoPlay Paper and Deco Foil printed Toner sheets from Therm O Web.


Therm O Web Toner Sheets make the most perfect shaker windows, and they come in many different patterns and designs. For this card, I used a print that reminded me of falling snow, and used Opal Deco Foil transfer sheets to keep with a snowy feel. The sequin and bead mix is from Sizzix.


I love the sweet critters in this paper collection. One more holiday card to add to my stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy weekend, everyone!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockPhoto Play Paper - Winter Memories Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets, Doodles 5514Sizzix - Framelits Die - SquaresTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Opal - 5 PackSizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Arctic SkyDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder
Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey-Joes Border Dies