Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Tim Holtz & Holiday Hacks

Yes! The HOLIDAYS are here! I've been making holiday cards since September when school began. But there is just something magical about making holiday projects during the season. They seem to sparkle more. Everything seems magical!

Tim Holtz feels the same way. He is always so jovial on his videos. (He has a gleaming smile!) But at this time of the year, he literally sweats glitter! Well, he has come up with some easy hacks to help you sparkle up everything and save time doing it!

Part I

Tags made from Ideology Quote Chips and some string is an easy way to dress up a gift package! Just punch a hole through the sturdy chipboard and set an eyelet. You don't have to add an eyelet although it is a way to dress up the tag!

Trinket tags are a great way to use up some of your scraps and embellishments. Using Ideology Tag Press Rings, a Charm and a Loop Pin make easy tags to dress up your "brown paper packages tied up with strings! (Hint: Make in bulk at one time to save time later!)

Using Shifters to stencil shipping tags is also an easy way to decorate packages. There is usually difficulty holding paper and stencils still at the same time. Using washi tape helps but it leaves a blank edge when removed. 

Sizzix has a product called Sticky Grid that was designed to hold dies in position when going through a Die Cutting Machine. It has adhesive on both sides. Much like Post-It Notes, it can be used over and over again and then returned to the backing sheets for use another time. 

Sticky Grid 6" x 8.5" (5PK)

Tim goes through several other hacks, ways to help you make time for those holiday project ideas. Watch the video by clicking on the picture.

Tim Holtz Holiday Hacks Part 1

Part II

Now Tim has ideas for decorations and gift giving. He shares ways to add sparkle to everything HOLIDAY!

Make your trinkets shine in the light by adding Ranger Alcohol Inks to the smooth surfaces. When dry, brush with Distress Collage Medium and add Rock Candy Glitter with the NEW Glitter Duster! Arrange nature inspired die cuts and a bow made of twine atop your gifts. 

Turn Rock Candy Glitter into many different colors to add sparkle to your stamped cards and tags!

Use your die cuts like Sizzix FRESH BAKED 1 & 2 Thinlits to make gift cards that are as cute as gingerbread cookies!

Surprise your holiday guests with standing cardstock die cuts by using a fancy fold and any steel rule die.

Find other surprises, tips, and tricks in Holiday Hacks: Part 2! 

Stampers Anonymous stamp set Festive Overlay helps to create beautiful holiday cards and tags swiftly. Tim's tip: Have everything ready in assembly-line fashion. Doing that will aid in using your time efficiently. 

Festive Overlay stamp set was created specifically with the idea of stamping the sentiment over the image. All of the sentiments work with all of the images.

In the video, Tim talks about what type of inks to use and whether one type of ink stamps better on another. In some cases, it boils down to personal preference.

Watch Part 2 by clicking on the picture below.

Holiday Hacks: Part II

I've been so busy making cards for others that I haven't started on my own. There are a couple ideas in these videos that have inspired me to get going on them! I hope you feel inspired too!

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