Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Create with Tim Holtz Configurations!

I recently had the good fortune to be able to attend a Tim Holtz class with Heidi in Houston, Texas! We got to witness again the fantastic teaching style of Tim Holtz and learn from the creator to use his products! A LOT went into this box, but here are a few little snippets of what I did with mine!

Start with a 5.5" x 5.5" configurations box. We ended up removing one of the pieces, but Tim designed these for rearranging possibilities - you can keep the pieces you don't use for next time!
Cut down some Seasonal Paper Stash papers to fit on the outer sides and insides of the little boxes - Tim & Mario used a Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make folding the pieces into the inside small boxes easier.
Some of the Idea-ology you see above:

Foundations helped hold the entire piece together!

Note: You can mix and match ANY idea-ology to make the piece your own. There is SO much to choose from too!!!

Make your own Little Words labels for Corked Vials!
If you want a distressed look, you can also use:
Ink Blending Tool, Distress Stains, Distress Inks

Additional Embellishments: Jingle Bells, Tinsel, and we added Rock Candy Stickles for a nice sugar coating (you can see it a little bit on the right side in this photo)!

Other possibilities for Configurations:
  • Ever since Tim Holtz planted the idea that you can turn the inside boxes around in Configurations, I've been dying to make an advent calendar with pull-out drawers!!
  • Create a wall hanging
  • Use the inside pieces for ornaments! Punch a hole through the top, decorate, and deck the halls!
  • Use the inside pieces as place settings for holiday guests. Decorate the outside and put a small treat or the person's photo inside
  • Stack inside pieces in a triangular tree shape and adhere together for a family tree - each box dedicated to a different family member
Happy Crafting!
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  1. This is so fun!! I want to make one:)

  2. I love those configurations because of the tiny versatile to decorate!

  3. Great shadow box. I really like how versatile the Configuration Boxes are and how you removed a lot of the interior boxes.

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything Tim Holtz! What a great configuration!

  5. all those tim holtz creations always look so so amazing... what a great box to keep in the home :)

  6. Definitely want to make a configurations box and I love the tip about using the pieces for ornaments.

  7. great projects. would love to try.

  8. boah, das sieht so klasse aus, wundervoll, das schraenkchen ist toll
    lg gila

  9. This is just truly amazingly beautiful! Gorgeous creation.

  10. I love configurations! Although I don't own any xD They are quite expensive to buy here or shipped here, and I have so many crafting stuff to buy. It's going to take a while, but I'll get some one day. I do things for my dollhouse and configurations would be perfect way to show them.

  11. I like the versatility of the Configurations.

  12. Such a great configurtation, I just love anything from Tim Holst. Hois products just makes anything looks like a billion, and it´ssooo versatile.

  13. i like them because they seem so versatile
    thanks for a chance to win-that is a color i don't own (surprisingly)

  14. shadow boxes can be used for so many things! I love this project! x

  15. I have one like that standing and waiting to be decorated.
    Thanks for inspiration!

  16. I love the configurations boxes! I made a Halloween one & now I have to make Christmas. They are so much fun! Thanks for sharing yours!

  17. I love Tim Holtz products & projects! I love crackle paint!

  18. I think the configurations is such a neat way of displaying things.

    THANKS for sharing, I LOVE the Tim Holtz con. boxes they are really fun to decorate and then redecorate or give as gifts!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  20. this is fab i like it coz you can do anything you want to make a stunning piece of home decor i love it xx

  21. They're so much fun to decorate! And you can personalize it by making it fit your treasures that you collect.

  22. I love the configuration box because it is so fun to decorate it artistically ...

  23. I can't wait to make a Christmas configurations...I've already got some of the pieces I want to put in it. =)

  24. Fabulous projects! I love how versatile the configurations are!

  25. Really interesting project, love the kissing under the mistle-toe, and the genuine magic bottle! So many different things you can do! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  26. really cool. i just don't know what i would do with them.

  27. What a lovely configurations box. Can't wait to have the time to finish mines.


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