Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Funkie Junkie Focus – Frozen Winter

Hello there and welcome to my take on the current Funkie Junkie focus! The theme is Frozen Winter so I happily created a home decor piece to display since I had to put all my Christmas decorations away.

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I've used new and old favorites in the creation of this project. The structure is the Halloween 2022 Vignette Arched Shrine box. (It's not just for Halloween!) 

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The outside is covered with strips of Holiday Gray Two-tone Woodgrain Cardstock and diecut snowflakes.

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I wanted to capture the joy of snowy weather when you are a child. This little girl is ready with her snowballs! (Baubles covered with Snowfall Grit Paste.) I also thought this was a perfect opportunity to use the new Tim Holtz Wood Slice Thinlits Die Set. I like that it comes with the alphabet so you can "carve" whatever message you want.

Let's take a look at some of the "how-to":

Step 1 - I love the new Wood Slice Die Set! I first inked the inner wood portion die with Archival Vintage Photo ink so it would transfer when I cut that piece. I thought the rings ended up too dark and there wasn't enough contrast with the letters. I recut the pieces with different brown cardstock and used a lighter brown Archival Ink on the die. (Heart on the left.) Much better!


Step 2 - I lined the shrine with paper spritzed with Tumbled Glass and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains. I also brushed on Collage Medium and sprinkled it with Distress Mica Flakes. That added great sparkle to the background.

The wood slats behind the heart were cut out of inked Kraft Heavystock and then embossed using the Lumber 3-D Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz. The wood edges of the shrine I covered with Trims Design Tape.



Step 3 - Coloring Paper Dolls
I used Distress Watercolor Pencils to tint the Paper Doll I chose for my vignette. Paula Cheney has a great tutorial post on all the ins and outs of using them for coloring the dolls. Definitely check that out.


This particular figure is from a Paper Doll pack from a few years ago but there are plenty of options in the 2022 Christmas pack too. I used a combination of coloring directly onto the figure, then blending the color with a water/brush as well as 'painting' with the pigment pulled directly off of the tip of a pencil that had been dipped in water. 

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Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Wood Slice
Tim Holtz - 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Lumber
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Festive Things
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Paper Snowflakes
Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Paper Snowflakes, Mini
Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Planks

Distress Embossing Glaze - Twisted Citron
Distress Crackle Paste Opaque
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Christmas Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Design Tape, Trims
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Baubles
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Metal Gates
Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Stampers Anonymous Glitter Duster
Distress Mica Flakes
Distress Holiday Grit Paste - Snowfall
Distress Watercolor Pencils
Distress Spray Stains - Tumbled Glass, Brushed Pewter, Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Spray Stain - Brushed Corduroy







Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Forest Junk Journal – Chapter 1 Sizzix Dies with Eileen Hull

Time for a closer look at the second project I made for Eileen Hull's Chapter 1 Release Party! It's a forest themed junk journal that is stuffed full of fun stuff.

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I love the flap on the new Frame Pocket Journal Die; it adds a nice touch. You can also make the journal without it (you can configure it a number of ways.) 

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The large pocket component can be cut out of mat board and used inside the journal covers to hold tags and other ephemera. You can also cut it out of paper and fold it into a flat pocket to use on a journal page instead.

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The pocket frame part of the die is a wonderful element to use through out your journal. Here I mounted it onto a large tag as a base and a smaller tag fits right into it.

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Here's a look at the inside pages:

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Frame pocket again on a page with a slide in tag.

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Here's the frame pocket on a page with a card that slides out.

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The Library Pocket is great for pages.

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Some process high lights:

1) Here are the parts for the journal structure. I cut them out of mat board first and then added the patterned paper with adhesive sheets, trimming excess. I wanted to be able to precisely place the patterned paper on the cover parts so I did it this way. You can also adhere paper to the mat board first and then cut the parts. 

Cut with a craft knife through the patterned paper over the
score lines if you adhere it afterwards.

2) I stamped the insides of the journal cover before assembling.



I like to use a wet glue adhesive to glue my covers together. Strong red line tape also works well. Tip: peel the top layers off the mat board tabs to lessen the bulk of your glued joint.

3) Pocket frame component from the Frame Pocket Journal Die. I mounted it on a tag for this example. It holds a smaller tag. I like the peek a boo window.




4) Here's a closer look at the Library Pocket, ATC Card & Tabs Die. So handy and versatile! I used the pockets throughout the journal and liberally sprinkled tabs everywhere ha ha.


You made it through this really long post! Good job! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to keep an eye on Eileen's blog for more inspiration from the Educator and Inspiration Teams.

Supplies used:

Eileen Hull ScoreBoards Plus Die - Frame Pocket Journal ( Sizzix, SB )
Eileen Hull Die Set - Library Pocket, ATC Card & Tabs  ( SizzixSB )
Eileen Hull Die - Tile Alphanumeric  ( SizzixSB )
Tim Holtz 3-D Embossing Folder - Tree Rings ( SizzixSB )
Tim Holtz 3-D Embossing Folder - Pine Branches ( SizzixSB )
Sizzix 3-D Embossing Folder - Leaf Veins ( SizzixSB )

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Sets: Bunny Hop, Branched Birch, Feathered Friends, Block Adventure Words, Funky Insects, Funky Nature, Darling Deer, Garden Greens, Funkie Foliage, Garden Greens
Tim Holtz Stamp Sets: Slight Alterations, Nature Walk, Ledger Script, Birch & Pine, Curiosities, Forest Floor, Yuletide Gatherings, Tiny Toadstools, Tree Line, Bird Feather, Specimen, Field Notes, Falling Leaves, Leaf Prints 2, Entomology
Patterned paper - Stamperia 8x8 pad, Forest Life

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sizzix Chapter 1 Card Tutorial with Eileen Hull Dies

Hello there! All this month Eileen Hull's designers have been sharing the tutorials from their fabulous projects shared in the Chapter 1 Release Party January 3rd. This week it's my turn! First up is this mixed media card I created.

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The new Chapter 1 release:


Here is a bit of the how-to for my project…

1) First I embossed a piece of white card stock using the 3-D Tablecloth Embossing Folder. This new folder is right up there with Eileen's other 3-D Embossing Folders. The detail is AMAZING! I love it. I inked the embossing folder with Archival ink first, then embossed the paper. The ink transfers into the recessed areas of the embossing. It really makes the details pop.


2) The background is a full sheet of Tile Alphanumeric cut out of a gel print. You can also tear it apart at the perforations to make little letter squares or use the letters themselves. Very versa-tile! (ha ha)


3) The Library Pocket, ATC Card and Tab Die Set makes a great little pocket to hold a card that can be removed to write a little message on.


4) I also used some of Eileen's stamp sets (Buttons, Cards & More and Making Plans) to add stamping for visual texture to the card.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to keep an eye on Eileen's blog for more inspiration from the Educator and Inspiration Teams!

Supplies used:

Eileen Hull Die Set - Library Pocket, ATC Card & Tabs  ( Sizzix, SB )
Eileen Hull Die - Tile Alphanumeric  ( Sizzix, SB )
Eileen Hull 3-D Embossing Folder - Tablecloth ( Sizzix, SB )
Eileen Hull Stamp Set - Buttons, Cards & More
Eileen Hull Stamp Set - Making Plans
Gel Press Printing Plate

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Funkie Junkie Focus – New Sizzix Chapter 1 Dies

The new Sizzix dies have been released and it's an exciting collection! The Funkie Junkie has all the new products from both Tim Holtz and Eileen Hull. I got busy and created a rather involved (= this post is long so get comfy) jungle themed junk journal!

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The base of the journal is created using Eileen Hull's new Frame Pocket Journal Scoreboards Plus Die. (A plus die is an oversize die that won't fit into a regular Big Shot machine. You will need a Big Shot Plus, Sizzix Switch or other comparable wide mouth machine.)

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The journal can be created with or without the flap (but I think it adds a nice touch).

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There is a pocket part on the die that you can cut out of matboard to create a rigid tag pocket as shown above. You can also cut it out of cardstock and use in the pages (shown later). If you don't include the pocket, you can fit more signatures in your journal. I made two signatures, thinking the pocket would take up the space of the third signature. I added so many inclusions to my pages however, the signatures became way too thick! I could only fit one signature into my journal. Oops! I made the extra signature its own little companion book. I couldn't let all that work go to waste. Plus you can learn from me. ;-)

Now for LOTS of detail photos! There are also in progress photos to see how it all went together.

Scroll all the way to the end for a supplies list.

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Detail of the tags & envelope from the front pocket.

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The envelope is cut from a gel print I first embossed with
the new ML Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Dotted.

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The frame pocket holding the tag on the right page is part of
the Frame Pocket Journal Scoreboards Plus Die. Cut them out of
paper or cardstock and sprinkle throughout your journal. 

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My "extra" signature as its own little book. I was so sad when I realized they were too bulky to both fit in the main journal. Oh well, this works!

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The covers of the signatures are covered with paper embossed
using the new 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tablecloth
(how-to steps below)

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I cut a tag out of a piece of Black Two-tone Woodgrain Cardstock and then
used the Tile Alphanumeric Thinlits Die to cut the letters out.

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Another frame pocket to hold a tag. Perfect!

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I incorporated a whole sheet of a Tile Alphanumeric Thinlits Die cut
to use as pages in the signature.

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How-to:

1) Embossing with the Tablecloth 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I had some pre-inked cardstock in my stash so I grabbed that to use. (Having a stash is a time saver!) One of my favorite techniques to use with the 3-D folders is to ink it with archival ink and then emboss my paper. The ink is transferred into the debossed areas and really makes the detail pop.



I also used a brayer to lightly add paint to the tops of the embossed areas. 


2) Journal parts and assembly.

The Frame Pocket Journal Die


I did all my inking and stamping before assembling the parts.


You can use strong dry adhesive like red line tape to assemble the
cover, but I prefer to use a strong wet adhesive.


3) A look at some of the elements I used on the pages:

The Library Pocket, ATC Card & Tabs Thinlits Die Set in action!


I embossed the paper with Dotted first and then cut the envelope.

The tag pocket cut from cardstock and some of the frame pockets.

I decorated all the pages first and then stitched the signatures together.

I made a charm cluster for the closure using 
Prima Marketing Mechanicals - Rusty Monstera and a
broken necklace I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by. If you hung in there for the whole post you're a rock star! Keep an eye on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, Inspiration Ave. because you are now getting regular doses of expanded (and inspiring) content each week. Don't miss it…

Supplies used:

New Sizzix Chapter 1:

Eileen Hull - Frame Pocket Journal Scoreboards Plus Die
Eileen Hull - Tile Alphanumeric Thinlits Die
Eileen Hull - Library Pocket, ATC Card & Tabs Thinlits Die Set
Eileen Hull - 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tablecloth
Tim Holtz - 
ML Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Dotted


Tim Holtz Die Sets - Brushstroke Butterflies, Framed Tags, Specimen, Collector, Gertrude Colorize, Funky Insects, Paper-Cut Bird, Garden Greens
Sizzix Large Tropicals Thinlits Die Set
Eileen Hull Folio Page, Pocket & Flowers Thinlits Die Set
Eileen Hull 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder - Woven Leather
Tim Holtz Stamp Sets - Entomology, Field Notes, Specimen, Botanical Sketch, Tiny Toadstools, Mesh & Linen, Halftone & Rings, Bubbles
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Ringer, Markings, Dotted Line, Feather, Cells, Code, Nature 
Distress Embossing Glaze - Twisted Citron
Distress Crackle Paste Opaque
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Halloween 2022 Design Tape, Label Stickers Thoughts, Snippets Curator, Mini Paper Clips, Hitch Fasteners, Ephemera Field Notes, Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher