There is one person noticeably absent from my “best of CHA” series, Mr. Tim Holtz. It was intentional you see – as I am so in love with so much of his product – it needs it’s own post.
1. Tim Holtz Distress Stains
There is no other product that I could start this list with! I have been crossing my fingers that Ranger and Tim Holtz would release some more distress stains this show. I have been begging for more any chance I get, and so you can imagine my delight that they released all of them, including a white one called “Picket Fence”.
<photo from timholtz.com>
I am just dying to get my fingers on each and every one of these. Brushed Corduroy, as my #1 fave distress ink pad color is at the top of the list. But don’t leave out the Mustard seed, Worn Lipstick, Marmalade, Victorian velvet, milled lavender, pumice stone… err… yeah. I want them all.
2. Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core “Nostalgic Collection” Cardstock
I chose just one paper for this list, and it had to be the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock from Core’dinations. Not only does it come in a beautiful palette of colors, but the kraft colored core combines my favorite neutral with my favorite material to start any layout with (cardstock), which makes it a real winner! Core’dinations has a lot of wonderful new product coming out – from new manufacturer-inspired cardstocks to dotted cardstock – but this one is by far my favorite.
3. Embossing Folders
LOADS of new embossing folders – the one above is my absolute favorite. I can not wait to get that flourish folder and those awesome little ones too… such great texture fade designs from Tim Holtz + Sizzix.
4. New Dies
I love the seasonal feel of this batch of new die cuts. The mini ones above? Be still my heart! LOVE! I am also loving the patriotic, christmas, jack-o-lantern faces… oh heck who am I kidding? Love most all of them. But the flowers + bunny I just NEED. Also? The doily edge?! Oh my. OH yes please. The tiny snowflakes will be PERFECT accents on my gift tags this Christmas or as masks for misting or… yeah. I’m feeling the holiday spirit.
5. Seasonal Kraft Resist Paper
I realize this is a LOT of paper – especially for seasonal. But it’s worth it. Why? Because it’s kraft, it’s 100% neutral. You can make it work and color it to work with ANY color palette, therefore it’ll work for this year, next year, five years from now. Timeless stuff. Also this would be GREAT pattern wise for decor, gift tags, bags, and other crafty endeavors that are so popular during the holidays.
6. Trinket case
I had a really cool box similar to this for years and loved it – but this one is even better! In color, design… oh I want to see one of these in person real bad. It’s SO handy to have a container that takes up a smaller space and folds out like this. it’s great for taking to crops, when space on your desk is limited, and so much more. Sign me up!
I am going to stop here, though I could talk for hours about my love of the new stationary line coming, the metal embellishments, the kraft letter stickers, the big pot ‘o rock candy distress crackle paint…
but don’t think I’ll be stopping my posting of projects + ideas with this awesome product!! I’ve got ideas… oh yes I do…