Category Tim Holtz

Be Brave

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper.

This month I made a layout using the Tim Holtz Dapper collection. This collection is full of vintage ephemera images that have a great masculine feel. I knew it was perfect to highlight this photo of my grandfather (on the left) and his friend. My grandfather served with the Navy in the Pacific in WWII. I have a couple of photos of him in his uniform, and they are a great treasure.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave
I started with one of the 12×12 papers in the collection for my background, and then added multiple layers of Distress Paint, Distress Stain, modeling paste, and Distress Inks. I used stencils for the modeling paste bricks and the inked stars...
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Treasure Box from Beneath the Sea

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mystical treasure box that I created using papers from Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection along with a G45 ATC Book Box that I altered.

First, I prepped my box by cutting a window in the front so you can peer inside at the treasure it holds. I added a design to the front using embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I painted the box using a mix of Tim Holtz sprays and paints to achieve a weathered, watery effect. Once my box was prepped, it was ready for embellishing!

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

I started by fussy cutting several of the designs from the steampunk-mermaid-inspired papers. Then I started layering the paper embellishments with shells, Petaloo flowers, and Maya Road metal embellishments.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

Here is a look at the...

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Shaker Ornament Tag

I was inspired by The Crafty Scrapper’s holiday tags to create a few more. I was also inspired by the shaker ornaments on Anne’s Paper Creations blog. But, I didn’t want to make ornaments, I wanted to make more tags! So, I made a shaker ornament and then added it to my tag.

I started with a large manila tag that I covered with a sheet from the new KaiserCraft Home for Christmas collection. I used the same Spellbinders die that I used to make the shaker ornament to cut a hole in my tag so you could still see through the ornament.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

After adhering the ornament, I added the rest of the embellishments. The greenery was cut using Tim Holtz’s Holiday Greens dies. I made the pine cones using another Tim Holtz die.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

A little painted snow and glittery Stickles make them both festive.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

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Believe in Magic

I am kicking off the Christmas season with an ornament that I made for a recent event. I was an instructor at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event this past Saturday. It was a long, fun day of crafting.

For my project, I started with a cardboard base that I die cut (using an old die that I have no idea who makes it). Then we painted it using two colors of Distress paint – Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood. Then we added Forest Moss Distress Stain, Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist, and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

The dies are all Tim Holtz. The adorable Santa image is from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. We painted, glittered, and embossed a wooden snowflake from Do Crafts.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

We also dyed seam binding with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and added a spritz of the Pewter Perfect Pe...

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Tricks and Treats

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a Halloween ATC holder that uses several items from the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween collection.

I started with two paper lunch bags that I folded to create the interior pockets. Then I attached them together with by stitching on two burlap “hinges.” I decorated the front with papers from the Halloween Paper Stash.

Zunky Chic ~ Tricks and Treats ATC Holder
I added some cheesecloth that I sprayed with orange and black Maya Mist (from Maya Road), a cluster of flowers, and an idea-ology Crypt Cameo. A black tulle bow gives a spiderweb effect.
Zunky Chic ~ Tricks and Treats ATC Holder

Let’s take a peak inside. The pockets created from folding the bags are the perfect size to hold a few Halloween-themed ATCs...

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