Monday, November 12, 2012

Mondays in May, Holiday Edition: Week 2!

When it comes to crafting my holidays, no Christmas is complete without a healthy dose of Tim Holtz in the mix! It's May Flaum here and I'm back with more holiday crafting ideas. Today, I created a trio of projects to share with you that feature some new (and old) favorites of mine by Mr. Holtz.

Let's get started with this gift tag, my take on a 'simple' Tim-spired project.

I die cut the deer into the kraft tag, then I stamped onto the tag, and I also mounted it onto a piece of patterned paper covered with Tim's frosted film. I used my beloved sticky embossing powder to add some glittery bursts around the tag, and topped it with some tinsel (love that stuff!) as well as a tiny tag stamped with my favorite blueprint stamp.

The Tim Holtz chit chat words add my finishing touches, and before you can say pass the candy canes I had completed my tag!

Warmed up and thinking of clever ways to present a gift card (or just make a card) I decided to alter a Starbucks drink holder.


These are such fun to make - and you can mix it up a variety of ways! For this one, I made one cut, and punched two holes on the opposite side. Then I added a piece of paper (cut to be just smaller than the cardboard sleeve itself) and tied it in with more of that awesome tinsel. Thanks to the holiday decorations already on the outside, I just added a die cut bird and metal flower colored with alcohol ink to complete my look.

Well, almost complete it! I finished things off with some glossy accents on the word rekindle, and some distress stickles around the edge - no project of mine is complete without that! Now I can make a pocket inside for a gift card, make this into a very tiny mini album, or treat it like a card.

Speaking of cards, I have a card featuring my favorite stamps this season - the mini blueprints.

I love the possibilities of these stamps, and I couldn't resist lining them up along with a strip of Tim's holiday paper and the simple sentiment "Merry Christmas". This is a card I could make lots of variations on - and if you don't have a sewing machine for the stitching you could always use stickles or something else to add a bit of texture and interest around yours.

I hope you've enjoyed this week's projects - come on over to my blog and check out another Tim Holtz inspired project today if you'd like! I'll be back here next week with more ideas to share as well.

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32 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards May! I agree the blueprint stamps are awesome!! Thankyou for wonderful inspiration. :)

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  2. A trio of Delights. Beautiful.

    Val in Spain xxx

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  4. Gifts are the projectors of your emotions. No matter how far you are from your loved terms, just a simple gift can put the lights on the dejected faces of them, who have been missing your presence on their special day. A gift actually brings your inner self before them. Visit www.hampersnationwide.com/Spain/Gift_Hampers_to_Spain.asp for details.

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  5. Gifts are the projectors of your emotions. No matter how far you are from your loved terms, just a simple gift can put the lights on the dejected faces of them, who have been missing your presence on their special day. A gift actually brings your inner self before them. Visit www.hampersnationwide.com/Russia/Gift_Hampers_to_Russia.asp for details.

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  6. My fave is the last card, i just love the blueprint series!!

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  7. Gifts are the projectors of your emotions. No matter how far you are from your loved terms, just a simple gift can put the lights on the dejected faces of them, who have been missing your presence on their special day. A gift actually brings your inner self before them. Visit www.hampersnationwide.com/SouthAfrica/Gift_Hampers_to_SouthAfrica.asp for details.

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  8. Gifts are the projectors of your emotions. No matter how far you are from your loved terms, just a simple gift can put the lights on the dejected faces of them, who have been missing your presence on their special day. A gift actually brings your inner self before them. Visit www.hampersnationwide.com/Hungary/Gift_Hampers_to_Hungary.asp for details.

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  9. The tags are gorgeous, love the pretty silver embossing and the blueprint stamp looks awesome on kraft! Great projects May, tfs!

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  10. You have shared some great ideas...always a good thing!

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  11. Your projects are wonderful! I love making my Christmas cards and sometimes tags too and your cards and tags are a great inspiration!

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  12. More gorgeous projects! May, you are always inspiring!

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  13. Great project ideas. I especially love the tag and the card!!!!

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  14. Fantastic cards, all of them - and I really love the blueprint stamps, just wish the budget would stretch to them!!

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  15. Cute tag and cards! Congrats to the winners!

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  16. Fab inspiration - I love the deer tag!
    Alison x

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  17. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE ALL of the FUN ideas!! CONGRATS to all the winners!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  18. Gorgeous and beautiful works. Love the images and papers.

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  19. What a great idea for family gifts. I'm sure they're much appreciated. I'm taking it "under advisement." ;-)

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  20. I am so in love with those stamps for Tim Holtz. Fabulous card!

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  21. fabulous works of art today, thanks for sharing with us.

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  22. Everything looks so pretty and festive! Well done, and congrats to all the winners! Woot!

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  23. Oh, May, I can hardly wait for Saturday. It’s going to be so great to see you again and get more of your fantastic inspiration. Looking forward to class. This tag is fabulous.

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  24. Love your pieces! I love the blueprint series. I haven't used my Christmas one yet, but can't wait to now.

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  25. Gorgeous projects. Love the reindeer tag, I have this diecut and love this idea.

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  26. Using the negative space of the reindeer cutout is a very cool idea. Anni

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  27. LOVE your the w/the funky deer! The bird and glossy word on the altered cup holder is so neat. And last but certainly not least, I LOVE your blueprint stamp trio card! Oh, yah! :)

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  28. I love those pretty red poinsettia's.. Its too hard to pick a favorite out of today's cards and tag's.. I always have a hard time with christmas cards. Thanks for all the yummy idea's today

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  29. Beautiful cards...love the cheery and sweet clouds.

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