Category The Crafty Scrapper

Lucky Tag

Today I’m sharing another project featuring some great new products from Tim Holtz. I started with a plain manila tag, which I inked with watered-down Distress Ink. Once it was dry, I layered some papers from the Memoranda collection with a Thrift Shop Vellum Ephemera. Then I randomly added a gold Ranger Foil Sheet to give it a touch of glam.

I paired a Tim Holtz Paperdoll with a butterfly from the Layers Botanical set, which I glittered with Diamond Stickles. Our little fairy wears a dress that I tinted with Distress Markers and embellished with a small mirrored heart.

I blinged up with green flower with glitter and sequins, and tinted the other flowers using Distress Ink and water.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Chip. Seam binding dyed with more Distress Ink finishes the tag.


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Dreamer of Dreams

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. I started with a wooden Tim Holtz Vignette Tray, that I turned into a home for this little june bug. The Tim Holtz Quote Chips and Paperdolls provided great inspiration for each of the projects I’ve shared. I could feel their personalities wanting to come out, and I hope I spoke well for them.

This little guy needed a perch to rest on, so I gave him one of my vintage wooden spools. The paper is from the Memoranda collection, which is perfect for a vintage and distress lover like me! The paper is wonderfully layered with bits of ephemera and then given an aged and distressed look.

I made a little wall hanging for the abode using a metal charm blank that I filled with some of the new Rose Design Tape and a chit chat...

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Snow Fun Cards with Carta Bella

Today I’m sharing my latest design team post for The Crafty Scrapper: a wintry card set I made using Carta Bella’s Snow Fun collection. This collection has a lot of fun imagery that is perfect for an after-the-holidays project.First, I created a gift box from a sheet of cardstock for the bottom and a sheet of the “Snow Angels” patterned paper for the top. I embellished the top with one of the collection’s journaling cards, which I blinged with a clear Wink of Stella pen. The snowman is fussy cut from another journaling card. I made the banner from “Winter Banners” paper. Let’s take a look inside.

The box holds a set of three note cards, all made from the Snow Fun collection.

I used various trims to further embellish each card.

I used stickers from the Snow Fun collection, but I added p...

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The Tag

Today I’m sharing the tag I made for The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas. In case you haven’t noticed, I do more crafting at Christmas than any other time of the year. I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set...

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The Project

Back in November, I taught at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event. It was an all-day event, where I taught this 1-hour class five times. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun – especially for all the women who were crafting.

I used Prima’s “Sweet Peppermint” collection to make this Santa’s Visit gift card holder. We started with plain chipboard that we cut and scored into a little sleeve and drawer.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 1

We decorated the box inside and out.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 2

Some embellishments from Maya Road (bottle brush tree) and Tim Holtz (mini reindeer) are decorated and blinged to make Santa feel welcome.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 3

I wonder how many of the crafters are going to give away their boxes? I don’t think I could part with it!


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