Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Christmas Stamps and Stencils from Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous

Today is release day for the Stampers Anonymous Stamps designed by Tim Holtz! So many great sets to choose from. 

Don't forget to catch the Tim Holtz LIVE YouTube on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am PST.

I made this simple card to show you that you can make a non holiday card with the stamps if you want.

I love these new ticking stripes. I set it up in my Stamping platform down towards the bottom on the diagonal and stamped it on my cardstock. 

Then I moved my cardstock down and lined up the stripes to continue the pattern for the rest of my background. You can see I trimmed the cardstock down to make lining it up easier. 

Don't forget to mask off with some PostIt notes and stamp again. 

I set up my stamps land stamped the other images then assembled my card. 

I also added a little stitching which I think adds a little texture. 

I hope you will tune into the Tim Holtz LIVE on Saturday, September 23rd 9:00 am PST. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Click below to view the Stamps and Stencils. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Tim Holtz "Frightful" - Eclectic Elements Fabric Release

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing several makes for the Tim Holtz Frightful fabric release for FreeSpirit Fabrics. The Eclectic Elements fabric is in stores and on line now. Simon Says Stamp is selling bundles so you can get your hands on just a little bit of fabrics to have fun with. If you missed the Tim Holtz YouTube LIVE for this release be sure to check it out on Tim's YouTube channel, there are so many amazing makes! 

A big thank you to Tim Holtz for designing such gorgeous fabrics and for the amazing photos!

Spiderweb Table Topper 
Pattern by "My Cotton Creations"
(9/25/2012 blog post)

"All Things Tote" 
Pattern by Knot and Thread Designs

Chevron Pillow
Made from half square triangles

Spider Web Pillow  
Inspired by the Table Topper

Pumpkin Bags
Pattern by Beth Studley

Simple Halloween Cards made with fabric.
Just for fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy sewing!

Head over to Simon Says Stamp to grab some fabric to play with!

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Inspiration for a New Year! - Sizzix Chapter 1 by Tim Holtz

Hello friends! The NEW Sizzix Chapter 1 release designed by Tim Holtz is AMAZING. The new line has many botanical dies, some beautiful colorize dies, a little whimsy, steam punk and a little retro. I can't wait to see all the fun inspiration from the makers. Here is a quick look at some pieces I created. 

Hope, Peace, Happiness and Love panel

Budding Love Card

Field Notes from the Garden

Wildflower Cards

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Card

I will be back soon with details on how I created these. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here are my favorites from the release.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Winter Wishes Card - Tim Holtz Cardinal Die Set

Hello friends and happy DieCember! I'm so excited to be part of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember using the exclusive Tim Holtz Cardinal Die Thinlits set. The Die is only available on Simon Say Stamp! I decided to create the Cardinal out of nontraditional colors to show the versatility of die cutting. 

Don't you just love all the different textures from the stamped background to the sparkly snowflake, the beautiful winter greens and the handsome bird. 

I started with the background piece. Cut a piece of Distress White HeavyStock to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2". Spray piece with water, then spray with Distress Oxide Spray in Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Speckled Egg and dry with heat tool. I have used all Oxide Inks for a softer look but you could also use dye inks if you like things brighter. 

I added some over stamping in the same/similar colors I sprayed the background in to add a little bit of texture. The new "The Poinsettia" Stamp set CMS426 from Stampers Anonymous will be perfect. I love this set as it has lots of stamps that are great for adding to backgrounds. The music notes, script, swirls and the little specks are perfect for snow. 

Did you know that the Distress line now has Heavystock in new different colors? The white is ideal for clean backgrounds and brighter colors and who doesn't love Kraft!

Cut a piece of Distress Kraft HeavyStock 9" x 6 1/4", score and fold in half for the card base. Add a little Picket Fence Distress Paint to your Glass Media Mat and spread out a thin layer with your finger. Pouce the stamp into the paint and then stamp on the Kraft card base.  

Cut a mat from the Classic Kraft Stock 8" x 8" pad. Rough up the edges using a Paper Distresser. Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Adhere the background piece and mat together and add a few lines of stitching around the outside edge of the card. 

Stamp can also add some snow to the background using Picket Fence Distress Paint. 

Stamp Best Wishes... message from the Christmastime Stamp Set CMS427 with Black Soot Archival Ink. Now tie ribbon around the card with a big bow. 

Die cut the Cardinal from Distress White Heavystock using the new Cardinal Thinlits set from Sizzix exclusive to Simon Says Stamp. 

Spray the Cardinal pieces with water and then with Distress Oxide Spray, dry with heat tool. Ink the edges with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Die cut the Stunning Snowflake from the Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock. It's a good idea to add a sticker product to the back of the snowflake before die cutting, like Sizzix Adhesive Sheets. This allows you to adhere intricate die cuts with ease. 

Color a piece of White Heavy Stock for the greens using Distress Oxide Ink in Crushed Olive, Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce. Dry well with a heat tool before die cutting.  

Die cut some greens from the dyed piece using the Festive Greens Thinlits set. Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

 Assemble your card. Adhere the snowflake, add the greens and bells with adhesive. Use foam tape to adhere the bird near the greens. I also added a little gold splatter using Statue Alloy Alcohol Ink and a Splatter brush. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here's all the goodies to create this project!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

A Quick and Easy Throw Pillow

Hello friends! I can hardly believe it's November but I am loving the cooler weather! What is the weather like where you are? Today I'm sharing a fun and easy pillow using the new Abandoned from FreeSpirit Fabrics designed by Tim Holtz. These fabrics are stunning with their vivid colors, typography and striking designs. check your local store Abandoned will be there very soon! 

Here's what you'll need.

2 1/2" strips of the 9 Abandoned fabrics
1/2 yard Abandoned fabric for backing
16" x 26" FJÄDRAR pillow from Ikea (or the like)
thread to match
rotary cutting tools
sewing machine

Cuts strip of fabric 2 1/2" wide by width of fabric. Then cut the strips in half they will be approximately 2 1/2" x 22"ish

Layout and arrange the strips as desired. 

Sew the strips together alternating the seams. Continue sewing the strips until you have the desired size to cover your pillow. 

I purchased the FJÄDRAR pillow from Ikea, you really can't beat the price anywhere. 
My pillow is 16" x 26" so I will cut my sewn fabric piece to 16" x 26". I like the cover to fit snugly. 

Create a backing for your pillow I chose to overlap two pieces of fabric but you could also add a zippered panel. Place the fabrics right sides together and sew around the edge using 1/2" seam allowance. 

Clip the corners and turn right sides out. 

Insert pillow and enjoy! I love the colors of this fabric and it's going to be a perfect addition to my leather chair in my studio. 

Thanks for stopping by!