Category Tim Holtz

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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The Cards

Each year, I make a new batch of Christmas cards. They are usually a vintage style and almost always feature an image that evokes memories of Christmases past.

This year, I decided to use up some of the supplies that are hanging around the craft room. I combined the new Prima “Sweet Peppermint” papers with some older Bo Bunny, or whatever I had on hand.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card a

I usually make one style of card and then create a pile that are all identical. This year, I used a similar style on all the cards, but each is different. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card e

Each card has a vintage book page, various patterned papers, and a beautiful vintage image as the centerpiece. Some of the images are from patterned papers and others are printed from vintage postcards.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card c

Die cut greenery is layered with a shiny die ...

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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

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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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