Category Tim Holtz

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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Live for Today

I finally have a new blog post! I made a little altered hanging that uses some of the fabulous Tim Holtz Correspondence papers.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today
I started with a piece of recycled chipboard (a cracker box) for my base. Then I started layering the papers, adding stamps, ink, and embellishments as I went.
 Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

The photo is of my husband, taken when he was about 4 years old. He thought he was something else riding with no hands, and training wheels!

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

For the hanger and bow, I used a piece of white seam binding that I dyed using distress inks. I like to buy rolls of  white seam binding since I can color it to match my projects.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

I hope you’re doing something crafty this week, and keeping cool!

 

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Snowfall

My Christmas cards have been mailed! Here is this year’s design.

I started with the silver fabric and layered it with white cardstock that I embossed using Tim Holtz Alterations – Snow Flurries texture fade. Then I added a sweet vintage image that I embellished with sparkling snow. The snow flake stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the snow flakes, some with silver embossing powder and some with clear, to give the card even more sparkle.
I do have a few extra cards, available for sale in my etsy shop.
  
 

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Christmas Tags

I’m participating in a Christmas/Winter Tag Swap, and these are the tags that I made. I tried to use up some paper scraps and add embellishments to make the tags extra special.

On this blue Santa, I used Tim Holtz paper, snowflake paper scrap, tinsel trim, and a few other embellishments.

On Oh Christmas Tree, I used more Tim Holtz paper and a scrap of sheet music. I added a grunge board tree that I decorated by painting with Distress Ink, Crackle Accents, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, and snow.

This one is called “don’t get on the naughty list.” I used Tim Holtz paper, a vintage image, vintage Christmas label, and tinsel trim.

This one turned out to be a favorite. I used more paper scraps and decorated a grungeboard ornament with paint, Crackle Paint, ink, and Stickles...

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