Showing posts with label Tim Holtz/Ranger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Holtz/Ranger. Show all posts

Monday, February 25, 2019

A Floral Storage Box for the Craft Room

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is making hearts and flowers projects using her Sizzix Dies.   
Today I'm sharing an open storage box that will use for craft storage in my craft room.  
I love to have artistic storage on my shelves!  
It makes me happy just looking at it!
I used Eileen's new Treasure Box die but didn't use the hinges or the top of the box that is included with the die.
I have some photos to share showing how I put this all together!

First I cut the pieces I needed out of Little Sizzles Mat Board.  Then I measured the panels and cut pieces of  Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper to adhere to the sides.
I glued the tabs on the sides with Tombow Glue and let it dry a few minutes being held with clothespins.  Then I adhered the bottom piece to the tabs.
I wanted to age the look of the paper and so rubbed all the edges with Versamark Ink and poured on Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - shaking off the excess and heating with my heat tool.  I did one side at a time.


Then I rubbed Brown Rust Effect Paste from Prima on all the outside edges with my finger and let it dry overnight.
I added Idea-ology Clawfoot Corners with long brads to the bottom corners piercing the holes with a piercing tool.
I sprayed the inside of the box with both Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Sprays just so it wasn't stark white in there as I knew most of it would be covered with whatever I stored in there!
I also sprayed Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray on all the outside panels
(rather tentatively as I was afraid I'd cover all the flowers!
Sometimes one more thing is too much, right??! )
I also sprayed the Quote Chips then adhered them to the sides with Tombow Glue.
I rubbed Prima Alchemy Bronze Age Metallic Wax over all the feet just to add another tone to the metal and I also rubbed just a little of the wax over the Quote Chip corners and some of the wallpaper.

I was able to fit 10 small bottles of Acrylic Paint inside the box which measures 5" x 3" x 3"  on the inside but I was also thinking it might be a good place to hold word dies?


Please check out Eileen's Blog where all of the Inspiration Team's projects have been posted this month!

Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Treasure Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, Rust Effect Paste Brown Rust - Prima/Finnabair, Ranger Distress Oxide Spray Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber, Quote Chips, Foundations Clawfoot Corners, Long Fasteners - Idea-ology, Alchemy Metallic Wax Bronze Age - Prima, Piercing Tool - Sizzix.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Eileen Hull - Sizzix: Basket of Jack O' Lanterns

This month, Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is making Halloween/Fall projects using her Sizzix dies.  She will be gathering the projects from our individual blogs and posting them every week over at her blog during the month of September.

For my project -  I made a spooky little Halloween Basket full of Goblin Jack O' Lanterns and a stray skull, spider and black crow!!
 For my project I used several of Eileen's Sizzix Dies -  Basket, Spring Leaves, and Thinlits Birds and Butterflies.

I have a few creation photos to show what I used and how I put it together.  I die cut the box out of Little Sizzles Black Matboard.  I die cut the Spring Leaves out of some patterned paper.  I cut each of the leaves twice turning the paper over for the 2nd cuts so I could glue them together so the print showed on each side  I had these little hard foam pumpkins in my stash from JoAnn's.
I glued the papers to all 4 sides of the basket and then assembled it.  I attached the handles with brads, putting the head of the brad on the inside.  I love how this paper actually looks like a woven basket!
Then I adhered the rim of the basket onto the top edge on the front and back.  This covers the brad tails and makes everything look neat and tidy!  I used ScorTape on the rims and Tombow Glue on the papers and sides of the basket.
I die cut the bird out of black fun foam - running it through my die cutting machine a couple of times - it cut right through no problem.  I adhered the wing to the bird, stamped the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper and glued a wooden coffee stirrer (from Starbucks) to the back of the panel so I could just stick it into the basket.
I drew scary faces on 3 little pumpkins with a black Sharpie pen and glued an Idea-ology Skull to the top of one of them.
I put a handfull of Halloween Basket Shred into the basket.  I adhered a spider to one of the handles.
I added some Small Talk Stickers/Occasions to a leaf and the front side of the basket.
I hope I have given you some Halloween inspiration using these dies and that you will check out Eileen's Blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has up their Fall sleeves this month!


Stamps:  Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix,  Arches Watercolor paper, DP Textstyle Hocus Pocus - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Basket Die, Spring Leaves Die, Sizzlits Birds and Butterflies Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Halloween Basket Grass, 1" Pumpkins - JoAnn, Small Talk StickersOccasions, Spider Adormment, Skull - Idea-ology, black Sharpie, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, wooden coffee stirrer - Starbucks.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Vintage Journey - August Tag Friday

August is a month with 5 Fridays in it - and so it is also Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!  I signed up to make a tag this month and here is what I created.
I have sadly neglected both my Funky Floral #1 Dies and Village Fixer Upper dies so I pulled them out to make my little garden scene!
First I die cut several of the leaves and flowers from Funky Floral out of 4 colors of Coredinations Distress Collection papers and the roof, trim and window frames from Village Fixer Upper out of brown Coredinations Distress .  I die cut a piece of cardboard with Tim's Tag and Bookplate die, tore off some of the top layer to expose the corrugation and brushed over it with white acrylic paint.
I stamped the Monet quote from our Alison's PaperArtsy stamp set EAB01 onto a strip of watercolor paper.
I wanted the garden to be the focus and the house to be just a suggestion - so there is just the roof trim and 3 haphazardly placed window frames.  I used another piece of die cut trim to ground the bottom of the tag.
I just noticed a stray flower center between the pink and orange flowers above!  
I wondered where that went!!  Those little pieces fly away so easily!
  I cut a piece of Honey Nut card stock slightly larger than my tag as a base to make it a little more sturdy and to define the edge.  I looped a piece of vintage lace through the hole at the top of the tag.
 This pretty summer garden makes me happy when I look at it. I love when my own garden is full of blooms!
Please check out all the lovely tags designed by this month's contributing Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Alison Bomber EAB01 set - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Coredinations Distress Collection - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Honey Nut - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson,  piece of corrugated card board from packaging.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:   White acrylic paint, Tag & Bookplate Die, Funky Floral #1 Dies, Village Fixer Upper dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, antique lace, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles

Saturday, June 30, 2018

So Sorry

I'm sharing a sympathy card I made today.  I always like to have sympathy cards on hand so I have them at a moments notice and can get them off to the person who has suffered a loss as soon as possible. 

To create the background, I pounced a watercolor paper panel into 3 Distress Inks I had rubbed onto my craft mat and spritzed with water - first Tea Dye, then a little bit of Worn Lipstick, and then Vintage Photo. Drying between each color - until I had the look I wanted.

I die cut the wild flowers and sponged over the white ones with Vintage Photo Ink. I added black splatter with a brush full of watery black water color paint and stamped the sentiment along the bottom.

 My card design was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  We were to look atthe Serengeti Fashions catalog for inspiration and this tunic caught my eye.
I'm also linking my card to:
Stamps: Ways to Say: With Sympathy - PTI
Paper: Watercolor paper - Canson, True Black, White, Honey Nut - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, True Black - PTI 
Accessories: Wild Flower Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, black water paint, brush, water, Tombow Glue

Monday, June 25, 2018

Eileen Hull - Wrapped Journal Die - Wander

Eileen Hull has some wonderful new dies available now at your local retailer and available at Sizzix on July 5th.  They are called  Book Club Chapter 2 Collection.  Today I'm sharing a travel journal I made using her Wrapped Journal #662816 Sizzix Die.
I also used Eileen's new Journaling Words dies for 'wander' on the cover
and 'travel' and 'journal' on the first page
I tied an Idea-ology Word key (Journey) onto the jute binding.
I used Idea-ology Linen Ribbon for the journal closing allowing extra ribbon to accommodate the fattening as things were added to the journal pages!
I used ScorTape to adhere the ribbon to the back of the journal so it wouldn't get lost when untied.
Here's how the wrapped journal looks when opened up
Here's how I made it! 
 I cut the journal out of matboard and sponged the binding sides and all edges with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean.
I used blue ink to coordinate with the map pieces (from a National Geographic Magazine) that I cut to fit the cover pieces.  I sponged the edges of the map pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then I adhered the panels to the cover.
I made 4 signatures of 4 pages each -  each page is 7" x 5" and folded in half (giving a whopping 64 pages to the journal!) cut from Wendy Vecchi Newsprint paper and Paper Stash/Correspondence by Tim Holtz.  I lined up the folds in the pages with the holes in the cover, marked where the holes were and punched through the pages.  I used Idea-ology black jute string (4 pieces of 17" each) to bind each signature to the cover, tying the knots on the outside of the journal.
Here are photos of all the pages.
Pockets for pressed flowers or photos


 Here is the center of the first signature where you can see the jute binding it to the cover.
 More pockets
 cards for notes

I used tags cut from Eileen's new Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die on some of the pages where I had envelopes or pockets so they could be found easily.  I looped a piece of twine through the holes on the tags.  Two of the tags are on the top of the pages, two are on the sides.















 Library pockets with ATC trading cards slipped inside for notes.
 Glassine envelope for small treasures
 Card stock pockets


Even with bits sticking out past the pages, you can still cleanly close the journal and nothing falls out!
The wrapped cover design gives lots of room for expansion as things are added to the pages.
I brushed Gel Medium over the map pieces to give the cover some protection from all the handling it would get while traveling!
Now I just need to go somewhere!!
 Please check out Eileen's blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Inspiration Team using these fun new Book Club Chapter 2 Collection of dies!
They are available NOW at your local retailers and will be available at Sizzix on July 5th!

I'm also linking my book to:



Stamps:  Road Trip - Inkadinkado, Passport Please and The Place You Left and My Favorite Thing - Uptown Design Co., Scenic Route - Inky Antics, Journaling and Story of Me - Clear Art Stamps, Happy Trails and Take Note and Journaling Lines - Papertrey Ink, Journal du Jour - Art Stamp.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix,  maps from National Geographi Magazines, Paper Stash/Correspondence - Tim Holtz, Newsprint Paper - Wendy Vecchi, Brushed Silver - Stampin Up.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Black Hero Hues, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Wrapped Journal Die, Journaling Words Dies, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Plane Die - Tim Holtz/Movers and Shapers/Sizzix, Wild Flowers Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Lead the Way Arrows Dies - MFT,  Idea-ology Black Jute String, Photo Booth Pocket Cards, Flash Cards, Word Keys, Linen Ribbon, Mini Brown Bag - Michaels, Glassine Bags - Papertrey Ink, Artist Trading Cards - Hampton Arts, Gel Medium - Dina Wakley, ScorTape, Quick Dry Tacky Glue - Aleenes, Bakers twine - the Twinery. Crop A Dile.