Thankful card featuring Tim Holtz Feather Duo


One of my favorite ways to utilize my Tim Holtz texture folders is by making a card – they are the perfect size, after all! Today I’ve got an autumn inspired one – and I’m using (for the first time!) the feather duo that came with both die cuts and the texture folder to make them really have great detail. So impressed!

I added pops of metal, brown, and green in my embellishment cluster to balance out all those lovely shades of persimmon and marmalade.


The finished results! I love how this turned out, and the choice to add last minute wood and beads was a good one – this cluster needed that texture pop. Most of the embellishments are older and were found by diving through my lovely tacklebox drawers ‘o buttons and things. Love embellishing this way!

Are you in tried & true cards class yet?! Well This and so many more cards will be featured. You can find all of the info for that class coming in November, as well as my ongoing layouts class

Key supplies used:
Any dye ink would work – I used Tim Holtz Distress inks (available pretty much everywhere!), an odd assortment of leaves and wood veneer hearts, a few buttons and beads, and of course my beloved Tim Holtz seasonal chit-chat stickers! The background texture folder and feather die+ texture folder combo that I used are also both Tim Holtz, and available lots of shops – some affiliate links listed below.

Blue Moon Scrapbooking: feather dies/texture duo

Ellen Hutson:  Feather Dies/texture and Background texture folder feather dies/texture

Simon Says Stamp: feather dies/texture and background texture

Ever After High inspired tea invitation


I don’t often mass produce cards… but when my daughter requests party invitations that look like they are straight from the pages of an Ever After High book… well I can try to do that. MANY thanks to the amazing Tim Holtz who hooked me up with his new (and my current favorite!) die set so that I could make this happen!

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This card was super fun – and I had just way too much fun with it so I simply must share a video tutorial!

link to youtube video



CHA Winter 2014: Tim Holtz for Sizzix

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This is my first (of two or three…) “Tim” posts. I have to break it down because I had 472 photos from the show to sort. Yeah, you read it right! Between the fantastic products, samples, and beautiful displays it was hard to leave this rich and detailed area.

Do you like to shop ahead? Simon Says Stamp has all these lovely products (as well as more from Tim!) available for pre-order in the shop!

Consider yourself enabled.

Now, let’s get started!

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CHA Winter 2014: Brenda Walton for Sizzix

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The best styled large company booth is Sizzix. They have lots of separate artists/areas and each one is decorated so fantastically and with so much attention to detail it really is amazing.

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Today, I want to kick off Sizzix coverage with my photos of the Brenda Walton line.

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