Hello friends! I’m sharing the first of my projects created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 release.

 I’ve created this home decor Vignette Tray piece using the new Modern Floristry and Silhouette Birds Thinlits dies. Love this Bird Thinlits set, there are nine different birds to choose from!

The vignette tray is covered inside and outside with patterned paper. I’ve used Backdrops #1 and pocket card paper. The tray is longer than the paper so it is pieced with the pocket paper at the end. I’ve chosen a piece piece that looks like it’s collaged. The edges were covered with Design Tape Trim.

After the tray is covered, I’ve applied Distress Crackle paste randomly on the inside and a few places on the outside tray sides. Set aside to dry. 

Once the crackle paste was dry, apply Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. I use either my fingers (slightly dampened) or a Blending Brush to apply in the cracks. 

For my "home" I've used a Tim Holtz Flash Card.  I've machine sitiched around the edge, inked the edges and then also added Distress Crackle Paste.  This time I applied Embossing Glaze powder (Weathered Wood) over the wet crackle paste.  Set this aside to air dry.  Once the crackle has dried, use your heat tool and melt the embossing glaze. Highlight the cracks with a Distress Crayon.

I've coloured a few sheets of Distress White  Heavy Stock with Distress Sprays & Oxide Sprays. I've chosen pink tones, a combination of any of these would work; Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Picked Raspberry Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose.  All my flowers were die-cut with these sheets.  I really like die-cutting flowers and foliage with coloured heavy stock instead of cardstock, it gives a very unique and personal touch to your project.

For my green leaves and centers, I've also coloured White Heavystock with Oxide Sprays;  Pine Needles, Old Paper, Antique Linen Frayed Burlap and Pine Needle Distress Spray.  die-cut your foliage and centres. 
Before I build my flowers, I like to shape the petals with a Stylus (Sizzix665304).

For my bird silhouettes, I didn't want to use black, I wanted something softer but still giving them the look of a silhouette.  I've coloured heavy stock again, but with blue and grey tones.  Sorry, I guess I didn't jot down the colours I used, but go with darker ones, Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon, Stormy Sky, etc.  I added in a  bit of Distress Mica Spray in Frosted Juniper (Christmas set) to get them a shimmery look.  Also, I've highlighted a few areas with a pink tone of Distress Oxide ink(spritz with water on mat and use paint brush) after they were die-cut.

Once you have everything die-cut, you are ready to build up your shadow box (Vignette tray).  Decide where you want to place your home flash card and the placement of twine.  The twine is secured with Tim Holtz Tack Nails (TH94240) and I have three levels.  Just make sure you leave enough room (especially the top one) for your birds to sit on.  Once you have the twine placed and secured, adhere your flash card, and birds with dimensional foam adhesive squares.  Finally you can adhere your flowers and the bird in front of the flowers last.  Depending how dimensional you want your flowers, I have stacked some foam squares on top of each other for added dimension.

Here's another look at my project!

It seems like Spring is taking it's time arriving here.  We had a blizzard two weeks ago, and still had piles of snow three feet high,  then gradually warmed up to 22C on Friday, melting almost all the snow.  I was so hopeful, now it's something like minus 10C today and a bit of snow.  Maybe I should have used the word "hope" for my Vignette Tray!

Thanks so much for visiting me here, 
until next time.


Products used:
TH93568 Vignette Tray (12" x 6")
665861 Silhouette Birds Thinlits
665853 Modern Floristry Thinlits 
TH94240 Tack Nails
TH94218 Design Tape Trims
TH94224 Flashcards
Patterned Paper - TH94117 Backdrops Volume 1
                             TH94226 Pocket Cards
                             The back of my tray is covered with an old piece of  
                             Tim Holtz Memoranda 12 x 12 patterned paper
tda76322 Distress White Heavystock
Distress Sprays and Oxide Sprays
Distress Mica Stain Frosted Juniper (Seasonal Release RGR-TSCK78234) 
Distress Opaque Crackle Paste
Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood
Distress Walnut Stain Crayon

Adhesive Dimensional Squares, Distress Collage Medium



 Hello friends!  I'm sharing a project today that was created for the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2022 release.  If you haven't watched Tim's YouTube Live of the reveal, his replay video can be viewed  here

I really enjoyed making my December Daily Vignette Drawer a couple of years ago, so when I saw this new Vignette Divided Card File, I knew I wanted to make something similar.  I came up with the idea of making a card file for my birthday, anniversary, or any special dates.  Maybe I'll have a better chance of remembering them!  I have them on the computer and in a book somewhere, but if this is sitting out, I'm hoping I’ll look at it more often. 

The file box  has two dividers which are permanent.  It also has a drawer pull on one end.  Using  paper from the Backdrops Volume 3 set, I covered the  outside of my box.  I unscrewed the drawer pull first, before applying my paper on the end.

Next, cover the inside with the Backdrops paper.

Once my Card File was covered with paper, I adhered metal Foundations (TH92821) feet to each corner with Tim Holtz Collage Medium.  The top edge of the file box was covered with the new Design Tape Trims.  Love these!  Perfect for covering vignette box edges.

After the foundation feet have dried solid, I applied Tim Holtz Grit Paste in a few areas on and beside the feet.  Let this dry.  Once the Distress Grit Paste has dried, apply Distress paint to the grit paste.  I started with a dark brown, and then lightly applied a darker orange, then yellow to make it look slightly rusty. 

I’ve added in a Label Sticker to the front drawer pull. 

I’ve used a card for each month, plus 3 pouches (one for each section) that will hold gift tags, stamps, or embellishments for cards. I’ve used the new File Cards for these, there’s 4 different styles.  For a couple of the cards, I used a Mini File Folder, the width cut to the same as the File Cards. 

I think this is my favourite part of this kind of make, embellishing the cards! It’s so rewarding to use your stash and being creative.  I've used all new Idea-ology product, but what makes projects like these so special, you can use anything. Maybe you have vintage or personal items you can use too, anything goes! 

 These are the January, February, March, and April cards.  My patterned paper used is mostly the new Pocket Cards. I love using these cards for smaller projects, the patterns and designs are a smaller scale. For each month word, I’ve used snippets, ephemera, remnant rubs, anything with a  date. I’ve just circled the month part.  For months I didn’t have, I used Thinlits dies. The cards are embellished with Flashcards, Label Stickers, Paper Dolls Portraits, Paper Dolls Mini, Word Key, Memoir Ephemera, Ephemera Snippets Number Strips, and Linen Patchwork Tape. 

Here's a look at the back of my cards.  The February (lots of birthdays in this month!) card is the Mini File Folder cut in half.  I've used Design Tape Trims, Snippets, Ephemera, Marbled Design Tape, Backdrops paper, Collage Tiles and lined paper.  I've used either lined paper or left the backs plain to write on.

For my pouches, I've used these Pocket cards.  The ephemera label has been adhered on the sides and bottom with thin adhesive tape, creating a small pocket for stamps.  my small gift tags were die-cut from the small tag set that came with the Sizzix Sidekick.  Some of them were die-cut double.  Just fold your paper and position the tag die so the top overhangs the paper edge, so it doesn't cut.  

 May, June, July and August and the pouch. Paper Doll Portraits, Mini Paper Dolls, Flashcards, Design Tape Trims, Snippets, Label Stickers, Linen Tape Patchwork, Ephemera, and some Impresslit Shapes (leaves) were used.

Here's the back of my cards. The flashcard (stuff) was machine stitched on the sides and bottom onto the Backdrops Paper to form a pocket for stamps.  I've used Metallic Classics Kraft Stock paper for one of the tags, 3D Mini Woodgrain embossed Black Kraft Stock and the other tag has Impresslits leaves attached.

   Here's September, October, November and December cards.  Flash Cards, Collage Tiles, Memoir Ephemera, Snippets, Gauge Dials, Remnant Rubs Eccentric, and an Impresslits Medallion.  A Collage Tile was machine stitched sides and bottom to form a pocket for stamps.  Tags were Classic Metallic Kraft Stock and Distress Watercolour paper. Warm Velvet trim also used.

Here's the back and inside of my File Cards.  I've left these blank, but can always add in lined paper.

Here's another look at my finished project.  Not only are these fun to make but it would make a great gift for someone!  Thanks so much for visiting me!  Don't forget to visit Tim's blog and check out the other makers and their projects, you will be so inspired!

Until next time,


Tim Holtz Materials Used:
TH94247 Backdrops Volume 3
TH94217 Collage Tiles
TH94218 Design Tape Trims
TH94219 Design Tape Marbled
TH94221 Ephemera Pack Memoir
TH94222 Ephemera Snippets Number Strips
TH94223 File Cards
TH94225 Gauge Dials
TH94226 Pocket Cards
TH94227 Kraft Stock Metallic Classics
TH94229 Label Stickers Thoughts
TH94239 Linen Tape Patchwork
TH94232 Mini File Folders
TH94233 Paper Dolls Portraits
TH94235 Paper Dolls Mini
TH94237 Remnant Rubs Eccentric
TH94243 Vignette Divided Card File
TH94245 Word Keys
TH94152 Ephemera Snippets Curator
TH94145 Kraft Stock Black
TH92821 Metal Box Feet Foundations
TH94115 Warm Velvet Trim
TH94113 Cool Velvet Trim
664497 Sizzix Lower Case Tiny Type Thinlits
664406 Sizzix Upper Case Tiny Type Thinlits
665374 Sizzix Oak Leaf 3D Impresslits
662729 Sizzix Laurel 3D Impresslits 
662720 Sizzix Medallion 3D Impresslits
665460 Sizzix Mini Lumber 3D Texture Fades Embossing folder
Distress Grit Paste
Distress Paint
Distress Collage Medium

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