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Tim Holtz is a popular artist and demonstrator and has been seen on the now defunct Carol Duvall Show, traveled all over the world teaching and in many rubber stamp & scrapbook stores across the United States.  He is a senior educator for Ranger Ink and has worked in conjunction with several other companies to bring us some really cool product.  We are quite happy to be sharing the Tim Holtz product line from Design Originals.  Many of our embellishments are the perfect compliment to the projects in his book, Distressables and doo-dads.

Anna Hankins Layered Collage Pin


This was a black cigar box- some special edition one, I purchased form the thrift store.  I covered the top and front with Graphics 45 paper, used a Gr. 45 paper tag on the top (Mona) and gave her a lovely Articus Studio crown along with the large and beautiful fleur de lis charm and on the right corner of the box, I used a small, rectangle "create" charm and cut the ring off using the Tim Holtz scissors (they go from paper to metal-don't have to look around for any other kind of scissor and they are great for cutting unmounted rubber). 
I added the Tim Holtz hitch fasteners on the front as drawer pulls.  There are only 2 drawers- the top is not a drawer, but looked better with 3 fasteners than 2.  The fasteners are just glueed on using Claudine Hellmuth matte medium gel.  The drawer front was actually too thick to use the screw that comes with the hitch fastener.


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Charms~I like the look of these- I am a big fan of pewter looking things and the charm base reminds me of pewter although they probably call it an antique silver finish.  You get 16 charms, 32 alphabet stickers (they look like vintage typewriter keys) and 16 epoxy stickers.  You can apply the epoxy sticker dome over the alphabet sticker and charm and you have 1 great looking addition to a book, charm bracelet, necklace, etc.  You can also cut or punch your favorite paper, photo, etc. to add to the charm- it measures 1/2" in diameter.
Sale- 1 left


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings~These jump rings come in 2 different sizes and 3 different finishes, antique silver, gold and copper.  Use jump rings to hold things together, hang things from and connect things.  If you are not familiar with jump rings, you don't pull them apart- you open them by holding onto each side and twisting open in opposite directions.  You close them by reversing that process but just going a little past where the 2 points line up, you then release it and then click into place.  These are a little different finish than what you commonly come across in the stores- typically just gold and silver- so they are a refreshing addition to your stash. 
Package of 75 jump rings.

Embellished Wood Crown Cutout

I used the Tim Holtz Snaps to embellish the top peaks of the crown.


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Muse Tokens~ You get a set of 12 tokens, 4 each of 3 different colors, copper, antique gold and antique silver.  Each token has an alphabet letter cut out in the center of it and each one has a word stamped on it that begins with the cut out letter.  The words include: significant, excellence, journey, unique, wonderful, moments, lifetime, courageous, thoughts, knowledge & genuine.  They resemble a coin or an old subway token.  These are a great item to add that special touch to a special project.


My Muse Token Flower

This flower was made with a Wendy Vecchi stamp on my Artful Voyage trip.  I added a muse token along with with a Idea-ology flower charm and brad.

Corrine's ATC card with gear on it


This is an ATC I made for the Tim Holtz Mexico cruise swap.  It has one of the little gears from the set above on it, along with a neat gear stamp from Stampin' Up and a face stamp - not sure who made that one but I just recently acquired it at a craft yard sale and like it alot.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hinge Clips~Yeah! the clips are back.  These are a great addition to your 1x3 glass slides to use as a bail to run your ball chain or cording through.  These are also great embellishments on your books and other projects.  These clips are a black patina like finish.  They remind me of the black patina memory frames.  They almost look like a silver under the right light- chameleon clips. 
Pkg of 15 clips.


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags~ You get a total of 12 brass tags that come in a antique brass or brass ox color- 8 tags and 4 tags in an antique silver tone.  Each tage is stamped with a 4 digit number and also a word.  Some of the words include:  inspire, simplify, believe, destiny, imagine, listen, breathe, wander, cherish, artful, altered and journey.  Use your trinket pins to adhere them to your favorit project.  They are flat backed and can be easily adhered with your favorite Articus Studio adhesive.  They have holes punched at the top so you can also use your brads to attach to a project.
Pkg. 12 tags.

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Tim Holtz Idea-ology KeyHoles~The picture shows the assorted shapes and sizes of keyholes that come in the package.  There are 10 keyholes in all- 2 of each shape and also includes long fasteners (brads).  They come in antique gold, copper and silver (like a pewter look).  Too many possibilities!  (There is a sample closer to the bottom of the page using one of the keyholes and sprocket gears). Sale


This is a formica chip from the hardware store covered on the left with tissue tape, the clock and chain at the top are from the 7 Gypsies rubon collection, a little square of Graphics 45 paper and a wonderful ornate charm to set it all off.  It has a small binder clip at the top and you could add a keychain to take it with you where ever you go to remind you to create.

Although this wood bangle bracelet was not covered with the tissue tape- I just wanted to let your mind wander to the possibilities of how it would look on something like this.  Simple, yet what a wonderful gift for yourself or your special friend.


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Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hanger Clips~ Is it a paper clip or a hanger or both?  You can use it to display photos or mementos.  I knew a gal one time who had a string across her craft room and used that to hang cards and other things from it- was pretty neat.  You could use it to hang ATC's you have received or made.  Use on altered art, scrapbooks, bookmaking-get that imagination going.  Pkg of 24 clips in silver tone color.
$3.89 Sale $2.00


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasps~You get a total of 12 clasps in all, 6 small and 6 large.  The small measure approx. 2 3/4" in length and the large measure approx. 3 3/8" long.  Great for use in jewelry making, attaching things to books- especially when the books have book rings.  There are 3 finishes- antique brass, silver and copper.  Pkg of 12.


Tim Holtz Non Stick Scissors~ These scissors are manufactured by Tonic Studios.  Before I had these scissors I had another pair made by Tonic and just loved them- I swear I could cut straighter with them!  Anyhow, there are several features I like about these scissors: they are non stick, the handles are Kushgrip handles- large sized for bigger hands and work with smaller hands too.  The Kushgrip handles- if you squeeze them, they will collapse in partially so you have less fatique with your hands.  These scissors are resistant to rust and corrosion, a micro serrated edge for great detail cutting and come with a protective plastic cap.  What I like the best about these scissors is if you are cutting metal and then want to cut paper, you don't have to change scissors!  The overall length of the scissors (including handle) is approx. 6 3/4".  Another cool thing I learned recently is that 1 side in serrated and 1 smooth- so depending on what you need, you just hold them accordingly to cut smooth or serrated.  I never even noticed.  These are great scissors to cut brass charms with. 


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler~I love, love. love this ruler.  Did I say I liked it too?  Why do I like it so much-glad you asked.  First, it is made of clear acrylic and measures from one end to the other end of the ruler- no pesky little 1/4" you have to make adjustments for.  It is allset to measure as soon as you put it down on your paper.  The acrylic is very clear so it is easy to see what is underneath.  It has solid dark grid lines every 1/4" and lighter dotted grid lines for the 1/8" marks.  It has the regular 1"-12" measurement on one side and the other side is a centering ruler which means the "0" mark is in the center and you can measure out 6" each way.  Now for the really cool part.  It has drilled evenly spaced holes on the centering side.  These are nice if you want to mark your paper or book for piercing for brads, eyelets, etc.  I like it because it is a wonderful way to mark holes for making books for Japanese stab binding or other bindings.  If you use a slim line or fineline marker, it can fit in the holes to mark them.  I used a Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pen and worked great.  You may be able to find a mechanical pencil that will fit in the holes, also.  It also has a metal strip for cutting on one side also.  You can't go wrong with good scissors and a great ruler!


Ranger Ink Blending Tool~This is not specifically a "Tim Holtz" product but he uses it all the time.  It is from Ranger and it allows you to apply and blend inks in a mess free way.  Plus it is just useful.  The blending foam creates a smooth transition of ink when applied directly onto papers, tags, chipboard die cuts, grunge board & grunge paper, canvas, wood and more.  I have personally found out that printer copy paper does not work so well but I really like the tool.  It also allows you to layer multiple colors with ease.  I like using it with the Tim Holtz Distressable line of inks.  Comes with 2 blending foams. 


Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool~  This is a great tool to apply inks, patinas and more.  It is also great for use with stencils.  It  comes with 2 blending tools and 4 foams,  It has a nice wood handle and will fit in the old rubber stamp spinners.  The foams are reusable and can be washed with soap and water.


A thrift store tin is a wonderful way to add storage and pizazz to your craft room showcasing your favorite Tim Holtz stamps.  This grunge butterfly happens to be one of my favorite stamps in this collection.  It just always looks great.  You can take the ugliest tin and turn it into a treausre by gessoing it, stamping it, adding brass charms, rhinestones, wire, chipboard, brass corner feet, etc.  Possibilities are unlimited.   

Corrine's Slide Top Tin Pendant

This slide top tin pendant has been stamped using the Fairy Garden component stamp.  To achieve the color, I gessoed the tin- yes it will stick and then used various Golden acrylics to achieve the desired colors and look and than stamped with Staz-On ink, added a little Tim Holtz snap, drilled 2 holes in the top of the tin for leather cording and added a few beads at top. 
Don't forget to look at your larger stamps for use with smaller projects- it is amazing what will pop out. 

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!

Hat Pin Sample by Corrine


Shown in the center of this art tile board are 2 stamps from the Tim Holtz Mini Classic set with Mona collage and Artist stamps.

Mona A La Domino



When you are schlepping your supplies around to meetings, classes, etc- attach a scissor ID to yours so you can easily identify them.  My local stamp club has a Christmas favor exchange each year and this is what I received from Karen Bensonhaver.  I loved it so I made a few of my own which are pictured to the right with the alphabet beads.  It's also a great little quick gift for a swap or just to say "hi". 

My Mexico Book Cover

On the Artful Voyage to Mexico cruise, Oct., 2009, we were given a Tim Holtz Grunge Book and throughout the trip, we could record our memories in it. This is the cover of the book- not sure if I am finished or not- but it has alphabet letters that were colored with Ranger black acrylic ink dabbers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology typecharms to spell out Mexico and film strip ribbon across the bottom adhered on both sides with staples.  Also, the grungeboard was covered with Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back canvas that had the map of Mexico photocopied on it.  Great stuff!

Corrine's Dream Cube

This was an unfinished wood cube that I painted using acrylic paint and then distressed with an assortment of Tim Holtz Distress inks.  I stamped all the sides using the distress ink-black soot and then used the Rock Candy Crackle Paint on the top.  I than made a topper with a stash of found stuff.  I had a plastic gear towards the bottom of the tower that was recessed so I put some watch parts in it and added Ranger Glossy Accents in Sepia to fill it in.  I have a picture of that below...although the Glossy Accents was not all the way dry when I took the picture so it still looks a little cloudy.  It has a 7 Gypsies crystal book knob at the top with the screw removed it came with and put a black eyelet in the top and the top of a fancy jewelry head pin. 
I typed the word dream on the computer and printed it onto cream colored parchment paper and using the Idea-ology frame from Tim Holtz, I adhered it to the back and added some mica to tone down the cream of the parchment. 


Find microscope slides, slide art mailers, copper foil tape and silver tape here.

HOW TO distress and age~Lightly sand the edges of the cutable strips with an emery board or any other small sanding tool.  Apply your ink to the edges with a felt strip, sponge or other handy appliator.  You may get the edges too dark by applying your ink pad directly to the item.  You can color distress with walnut ink, brown stamp pads -most will work, you could dab a bit of color to a palette and dilute slightly to soften color.  Antiqueing gels work well also.  Try your Andirondack Color Wash sprays for a nice look.  These tips are for paper- most of us don't need a guide  be distressed and age, it happens every day!


I was saving my little "art girl", shown above under the film strip ribbon, for a special project and this is it.  I found a tin at a thrift store, gessoed it and did a number of things to each side.  It was so much will see different sides of it on different pages.  A chipboard shape was adhered to the back of "art girl" so she does stand out from the sides of the tin. 


This came from a set of children's wood dominos- although much larger than a typical domino size.  I painted it wil black gesso and added some items from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line like keyhole, sprocket gears and brads.  It will soon be part of a necklace. 


This is another sample using the same kids wood domino as above.  I also painted this with black gesso and added some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line, philosphy tag (journey), sprocket gears, snaps and corners.  Because this is a little more 3-d than the one above, it scans a little blurry.  I used a round pin back on this one and wear it as a pin.
I also think a series of these wood blocks would be neat to add to a shadow frame or other frame, maybe on top of some fabric.  Just so many things to do and make. 
Plus I have had many compliments when wearing this piece.

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