Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

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I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

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My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

 

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad

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Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz

Hello, Crafty Friends! Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share a peek of a project that I am so honored and excited to have posted over on the Tim Holtz blog, as part of a month-long Halloween Inspiration Series! The projects you will see there throughout the month are filled with all the latest and greatest Tim Holtz Holiday products, that I know you are going to love! Tons of new 2016 Halloween Idea-ology, and new Sizzix Alterations dies, too. Plus plenty of inspiration and project tutorials to get your creativity soaring.

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For my project, I made a haunted bi-fold frame base from recycled cardboard, and then added lots of spooky details with new papers and deco sheets, dies, and amazing Idea-ology bits and bobs.

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I love projects like this frame base that could be used in so many different ways. Simply change out the papers and accents, and you have a great home decor piece for any season, theme, or holiday you wish. It’s really easy, too. I’ve got the complete step-by-step directions and supply list on the Tim Holtz blog, if you’d like to learn more. Hope you’ll check it out!

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash MATERIALIZE 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93303Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Inkssentials 8.5 X 11 MANILA CARDSTOCK Surfaces ISM28246Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Deco Sheets TH93314RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix DRIP EDGE Thinlits Die 661585RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA HALLOWEEN Thinlits Die 661588Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Mini Cabinet Cards - SophisticateTim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Ephemera TH93306Tim Holtz Idea-ology GOTHIC Remnant Rubs TH93308Tim Holtz Idea-ology BROOMSTICKS TH93318*Tim Holtz Idea-ology MATERIALIZE Design Tape TH93316Tim Holtz Idea-ology INCANTATION Metal Word Bands TH93307Tim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHADED LILAC Ranger Spring TIM34957Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Gifts From the Kitchen with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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So today marks day four of puppy sitting, and this little girl is definitely keeping me on my toes. In between keeping her entertained and keeping her out of trouble, cleaning up puppy messes, and acting as a human chew toy, I am not getting much else done.

My word, what a bundle of energy a puppy is. She is so tiny, and so quick. It’s hard for me to keep up. Thank goodness for nap time.

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My sweet Crissy is patient, but I think she’s ready for the puppy to go home. All Annie wants to do is bite and nip and climb and jump and attack… and Crissy and I, well…. we would prefer quiet time.😀

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPadsAs busy as it’s been, I do have a project to share today. A quick and easy gift idea and tutorial, made for the Therm O Web blog.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads2While cruising through my local dollar store, I came across a package of memo pads that I thought would make great little gifts. And at 8 pads for a dollar, the price just can’t be beat. The long, skinny shape of these seemed perfect for grocery lists. So I went with a food theme, using the adorable Photo Play Paper foodie collection, Fresh Picked.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads3It’s such an easy project. Just cut papers to the size of your memo pad or notebook, with a little bit extra to wrap over the top. Then add a few word strips and embellishments, and tie them up with string.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads4I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Time to get back to that puppy!  Have a great weekend, everyone!


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

PhotoPlay FRESH PICKED 12 x 12 Collection Pack FP2264Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Therm O Web 0.125 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3373Therm O Web 0.50 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3375

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A Good Day with Sizzix and Tim Holtz- A Tutorial

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!
And Happy 4th of July!

My dear friend, Paige, had her big 50th birthday this weekend. The girls and I are getting together in a few days to celebrate, and in the mean time, I’ve been working on her card. It’s a tag and a card, all rolled into one, made with some of my favorite Sizzix Tim Holtz dies. And today I wanted to share it with you.

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I think my most well-loved Sizzix die has got to be this Tag & Bookplates die by Tim Holtz. It’s just the perfect size for art tags or gift tags, or even card tags, like I’ve made here. This will work great for hanging on Paige’s gift bag. And what I like is that this tag opens up with plenty of room for a note on the inside.

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I keep gravitating back to this Barista collection by BasicGrey. Love the color combo so much, and since Paige is a neutral-lover like me, I think she will like it, too. I pieced several prints for the background of the tag, and die cut one of Tim’s new doily dies from patterned paper, as well. And then topped them all with a few of Tim’s new Wildflowers, water-colored to match.

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Here’s a quick tutorial, if you’d like to learn more.

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Begin by die cutting one whole tag and one partial tag from patterned paper. I die cut the hole re-inforcer, included on the die, as well. When die cutting with Bigz dies like this, simply sandwich the die and paper between two standard cutting pads before running through your die cutting machine.

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Next, die cut the new Doily #2 Thinlits die from contrasting patterned paper. Here it is after going through my machine, and you can see how intricate this cut is. Instead of trying to poke all those little pieces out one by one, here’s a good tip.

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Place the die and stuck paper down onto the Sizzix Foam Pad, and roll over the back with the Die Brush. The paper will pop right out of the die, and the brush will remove all the little inner pieces, too.

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Adhere the partial tag onto the bottom of the whole tag, trimming off any excess, as necessary. Add the doily to the center, cutting off the outside edges.  Lightly ink over the edges of the tag and doily with brown Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. Add a thin strip of paper over the seam where the two paper edges meet, and tie a ribbon around the middle of the tag.

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Die cut a variety of Wildflower Thinlits from watercolor paper. I used three pieces for my tag.

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Watercolor the flowers using Distress Inks mixed with water and a wet paintbrush. I pulled colors from my patterned papers for my flowers. Pumice Stone and Black Soot for stems, and Mustard Seed and Wild Honey for the flowers.

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Add die cut flowers and sentiment sticker to the left side of the tag, popping up a few areas with foam tape for dimension. Apply clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the flower heads.

To create the card opening, die cut another whole tag from matching paper. Using a bone folder or scoring tool, score across the top of the tag. Fold the top flap back and forth a couple of times to loosen the hinge. Apply adhesive to the top flap, and adhere the two tags together.

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Now your tag opens like a card, with lots of space for messages and notes.

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It’s overcast and rainy here today, so not a great day for picnics and fireworks. I hope that whatever you are doing today, it’s filled with bright, sunny skies. And from my holiday house to yours…

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Happy Independence Day!!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers Shapers Alterations Die Cutting Template Tag BookplatesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - WildflowersSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Doily 2Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Sizzix - Accessory - Die Brush and Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin DiesRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentSizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

BasicGrey Barista Collection: Patterned Paper, Cardstock Sticker, Embellishment Kit

Homegrown & Handmade Tags with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Peeps! Happy Wednesday!

Today I have some bright and happy summer tags to share, featuring the latest Sizzix dies from Stephanie Ackerman’s Homegrown & Handmade collection.

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I am a huge fan of creating my own gift tags, and they are one of my top go-to projects whenever I am in need of gift packaging or wrap. They are such an easy way to dress up a plain old package, and they are lots of fun because you can go crazy with the layers and dimension without worrying about the bulk. Perfect for these adorable new Sizzix Flowers #3 blossoms.

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The Flowers #3 die comes with lots of layering pieces for building great 3D blossoms. Love that you can stack as many pieces as you want for really tall flowers, or simply keep them flat for easy mail-ability. I used foam adhesive between my layers, and pinched the petals up for extra dimension. The papers are all from the adorable Flower Girl collection by WeRMemoryKeepers.

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I fussy cut small flowers from the patterned papers to add to the very centers, and topped them with tiny clear seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane. The sentiments are from two new Circle Words die sets by Stephanie Ackerman, inked with Distress Inks to match.

I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

We R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - BloomWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TerraceWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - FinchWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Garden GateWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - SweetsWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - PetalsWe R Memory Keepers FLOWER GIRL CARD AND FRAME KIT 662880Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSizzix Tim Holtz Movers Shapers Alterations Die Cutting Template Tag BookplatesSizzix - Homegrown and Handmade Collection - Thinlits Die - Circle Words - Yay, Thanks, Sweet and AwesomeSizzix - Homegrown and Handmade Collection - Thinlits Die - Circle Words - Love, Hello, Happy and Home28 Lilac Lane NEW LEAF Embellishment Kit LL107Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger Summer TIM34995Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM350083M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Make a Wish with Sizzix and Tim Holtz

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I have a shabby, sweet birthday card to share with you that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring fabulous dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz’s newest collections.

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Of course we all know Tim’s fabulous Flower Garden stamps by now. Such favorites of mine. Mixed with them are two new Sizzix products from Tim’s line, the Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set and the Herringbone Texture Fade embossing folder.

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The Herringbone embossing folder is part of the new Dapper collection, which is decidedly masculine in styling and imagery, but I think it can be used for so much more. I went super pink and girly on this design, in honor of my mom’s upcoming birthday this month. And I think girly works just fine.

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My mom loves flowers, and her house is filled with antiques, so I went with a very vintage shabby look here with lots of worn edges, sanded surfaces, and Distress finishes. The flower was watercolored with Distress Inks, fussy cut, and popped up on foam tape for a bit of dimension. Gold embossing powder was added to the card base and frame. A little bit of glam with a whole lot of messy, just like me!😉

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I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for all the sweet comments and support on the opening of my new Summer Shop. You guys are the BEST!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology SUBSTRATE SHEETS Paperie TH93291Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - HerringboneRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Embossing Ink ClearRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - GoldRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Strawberry Festival with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends!

Every once in awhile, the Therm O Web team gets the opportunity to work with some of the latest and greatest fabric collections on the market. This month, the team had the chance to play with Jennifer Heynen’s adorable new Strawberry Festival line.

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Jennifer’s fabric collections are always so bright and happy, and Strawberry Festival is no exception. Since strawberry season is upon us here in North Carolina, I thought it was only fitting to go quite literal with my project. So what better time to create a few shabby sweet strawberry bowl fillers than now?

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StrawberrySetThese fun strawberries are so easy to create, even for beginner sewers. And they look as great tucked into a bowl for some seasonal home decor as they are functional as a pin cushion in the craft room.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberriesI used a variety of adorable Strawberry Festival prints to create my berries. The stems and toppers are from my own Distress-dyed fabric. And some golden seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane made for the perfect berry seeds, didn’t they? I have a full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberries2I had so much fun with my berries, I decided to make mini versions for one of my silly rag dolls. Meet Susie Strawberry.

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Susie and my strawberry prims will be available in my new Summer Shop on Sunday. So mark your calendars, if you are interested, for my grand opening!
Sunday, May 1st
10:00 am EST

There’s lots of fun summery, beachy, nautical, and patriotic primitives and rag dolls for you, including quite a few one-of-a-kinds! Hope to see you then!

Have a great weekend, everyone!