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NEW Tim Holtz Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Have you seen the new Distress Ink by Tim Holtz? It’s called Blueprint Sketch in a beautiful, bright shade of blue.







Tim’s inks come in an array of colors, it is difficult to choose a favorite! All his inks work so well with all your layouts, cards and mixed media – you gotta get them all!

TH Ink assortment











Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Card making with Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats dies

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Karen N here today sharing some cards I made with a fabulous new die set from Sizzix, the Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats.  Go ahead, click on that link and see these CUTE dies!  Better yet, check out my video that shows my projects using these fun dies:

All of my cards use the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Collection Paper.  This paper is fabulous for masculine or vintage-y cards.  These first two cards are made basically the same….each uses one of the scribbles die and a sentiment de-bossed with a Tim Holtz Shadowpress Sentiments folder.  Of course, I did the debossing and the die cut with the fabulous Big Shot machine. I fished them off with some 3 Girl JAM ribbon and some Timeless Twine along with some chipboard stars or pearls.



I colored up an image from Marianne Craft design for my next card.  (Sorry, I found out after I was done that the stamp has been discontinued!).  This adorable girl with her cupcakes made me want to add a splat on the corner.  For this card, I also added a piece of flower-y MME paper that I had in my scrap-pile to add some flowers.



I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects today.  Below is my complete supply list!

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Cut@Home:

Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats Dies – SKU 660222

Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Collection Paper – SKU HCDP1-237

Tim Holtz Shadowpress Sentiments – SKU 659859

Big Shot Machine – SKU 660425

Supplies from my stash:

Marianne Craft Design stamp, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Timeless Twine, Chip Stars, and Pearls

Introducing Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Punches by Sizzix!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Karen N here.  Today, I’m so excited to introduce the super fun NEW Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Punches by Sizzix available at Cut@Home!  They come in all sorts of shapes (bows, birds, stars, leafs and more!) and in three sizes.  Here’s a picture that shows you the three sizes.


These punches are great.  The grips are rubber and have an indent, so they are comfortable to use.  They cut many materials.  Last week, I did a video and post using the star punch and some Angel Craft Vinyl.  You can check out that post – here – if you are interested.

Here’s a video showing you some cards I made using these punches:


This first card uses the Tim Holtz Small Star Punch.  I used Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper along with Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows Stamps.  I colored the vase and the sunflower with Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress Markers and a Tim Holtz Water Brush. I punched a star to embellish the vase and added some 3 Girl JAM ribbon and lace as well as some UmWow Studio star confetti.


The next card uses the Tim Holtz Medium Spiky Flower Punch.  Again, I used Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper.  I used a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows Stamps and die cut a couple circles.  The grayish circle is layered up on a patterned paper cut with the Spellbinders Circle Delight Die.  The big flower on this card is a Spellbinders Layered Flowers Die.  I punched two of the spiky flowers, one for the center of the big flower and a second as an embellishment near the butterfly, that I fussy cut.  I added some 3 Girl JAM ribbon to finish off the card.


The final card I made uses the Tim Holtz Large Bird Punch.  How fun is this bird?!  Love him.  I kept it simple on this card, coloring a background with Gelatos, adding a couple clouds and sequins.  I punched the birds from colored cardstock and edged them with some Stickles.  The “Hello” sentiment is Lawn Fawn and I cut it a couple times and layered them up.  Both this die, the Circle Delight die, and the layered flowers cut so easy using the Sizzix Precision Base Plate (along with my Big Shot, of course!). If you don’t have that tool yet, you should GET one!  :)


I hope you enjoyed my cards today using these fun punches, and I hope you will give them a try!

Craftily yours,


Supplies used from Cut@Home:

Tim Holtz Small Star Punch – SKU 660153

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper – SKU HCDP1-247

Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows Stamps – SKU LF556

Tim Holtz Water Brush – SKU TIP33080

Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress Markers – SKU TDMK39525

Tim Holtz Medium Spiky Flower Punch – SKU 660165

Spellbinders Layered Flowers Die – SKU S4-355

Spellbinders Circle Delight Die – SKU s4-511

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Sizzix Precision Base Plate – SKU 660320

Supplies from my stash:

3 Girl JAM ribbon and lace, UmWow Studio Chip, gelatos, Timeless Twine, sequins

Anniversary Card featuring Tim Holtz Dies

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

It’s summertime, and definitely wedding and anniversary season.  I often find myself reaching for a card, usually anniversary, and so I’m always looking for something fresh and different to add to my card line-up.  Today I pulled out a couple of Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix dies, and I love the fun and contemporary result.  The card can be used either as a wedding or an anniversary card, although I think it is best suited as an anniversary card.

t holtz anniversary

I began this card with the idea to use some beautiful handmade Japanese paper that I’ve been hoarding.  So the ivory base layer, the words and the green top layer are all the beautiful, textured Japanese paper.  The base layer measures 4.25″ x 5.5″; the gold layer measures 4″ x 5.25″; and the green top layer measures 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  I attached these layers together using 1/4″ Angel Crafts Adhesive.

I love the words in the Tim Holtz Handwritten Love die set, and I decided on several to use for my card — cherish, love and forever.  I initially thought I wanted to place them on the card (in order from upper left to lower right) — love, cherish and forever.   Fortunately I tried to lay out the words on my card front (as opposed to just grabbing the glue and sticking them down), and I quickly realized that the words were not going to work in that order.  The word “forever” did not fit well into the lower right corner because of the rather long tail on the “f”.  After a little consideration, I decided to rearrange the words as you see them now on the card — forever, love, and cherish.  That looked much better, and I could see where the flowers would fit in the upper right and lower left corners.

I also love the Tiny Tattered Florals set of dies.  There are so many choices of little flowers — you can easily mix and match them.  I chose the set of “rose” dies — small, medium and large.  For this card I cut several sets of roses from a bright rose-colored cardstock, and also several sets of leaves.  I also grabbed some scraps from the scrap pile and cut some practice flowers so that I could get comfortable with the techniques for making really nice flowers before I worked with the “good” paper.  Often when I’m making flowers, I also make some extras so that I have some flowers ready to go.

The flowers are very easy to form.  Tim Holtz just thinks of everything!  It is easiest to roll small flowers like these if you have a slotted quilling tool.  The tool holds the end of the flower in place and makes it easier to get a consistent results.  The tool is included in the packet when you purchase the dies.  You can’t get more convenient than that!  Please see the short video for additional information on how to roll the flowers and finish the card.

Once the flowers have been rolled and glued, and the glue has dried, there are just a couple of final steps that I used to distress the roses.  First I sprayed them with a little of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray in Antique Linen.  This dampens the flower and also adds a little color to make the rose appear somewhat vintage (you could also use plain water if you didn’t want to change the color).  I then used an acrylic block to smash the flower slightly and make it look more worn or distressed.   Once dry, the flowers are ready to add to the card.

I reached for my Sizzix Susan’s Garden flower tool set to get the leaf mat and the veining tool so I could add some dimension to the leaves.  First I used the veining tool to add a center vein and some little shoots off to each side.  Then I grabbed the base of the leaf with tweezers and pinched the leaf.  While holding it in shape (i.e. pinched), I used the tweezers to bend back the tip of the leaf slightly to make it more life-like.  Finally, I sprayed the leaves with a little of the Antique Linen Distress Stain to distress them.  The Distress Stain tends to collect in the areas you’ve marked as veins etc. and so adds a subtle dimension — that’s why you want to spray the Distress Stain after shaping the leaf vs. before.  Once dried, the leaves are ready to add to the card.

To finish the card, I carefully placed the words on the card front.  I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to hold them in place.  I also used the Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the flowers and leaves to the card front.  I just love how it turned out!

t holtz anniversary


Supplies available at Cut @ Home:

Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Dies:  Handwritten Love (SKU 660218); Tiny Tattered Florals (SKU 660227)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Angel Crafts Adhesive Tape 1/4″ (SKU ACT1414)

Supplies from my stash:  Assorted cardstock (including some beautiful handmade textured papers from Japan), Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive; flower tools (I used my Sizzix Susan’s Garden set)

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



NEW Tim Holtz Paper Punches!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

JUST ARRIVED! Tim Holtz Paper Punches by Sizzix! Available in three sizes!














To see which ones are available and shipping now, please click here!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

How to Watercolor a Stamped Image with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

I always like it when I can use supplies that I already have on hand in different ways.  Today I want to show you how to use your Tim Holtz Distress ink pads to do a watercolor technique.  Of course if you pair that technique with a great stamp set, “Birds and Blooms” by Heartfelt Creations, you end up with a beautiful card.  Here’s a picture —


The card itself is pretty straightforward.   It is an A2 card, so the base is 4.25″ x 5.5″.  The beautiful lacy layer is cut using a Spellbinders die, “Oval Regalia“.  I stamped the birds and flowers and the branch on watercolor paper using Smokey Grey VersaFine ink.  I chose this ink because it won’t react with the water and begin to blend.  I initially stamped the images in Tim Holtz Distress Gathered Twigs, but even hours later as soon as the water hit the ink it wanted to spread.  Sometimes that will be okay for your watercolor project, but I wanted to keep the detail for this project.

I prefer to use watercolor paper when doing this technique.  Watercolor paper is designed to move the colors, etc. and it gives a much nicer result.  I know that it can be expensive — but if you keep an eye open for sales, etc. you can find some that is in your price range.  I always try to keep with the lighter weight papers (90 lb. approx. — it dries faster), and the smoother texture (so that the stamped detail will show better).

To watercolor with Distress Inks you need an acrylic stamp block, a small amount of clean water, and a size 2 round watercolor brush.  The acrylic block is used like a palette — you’ll just turn your ink pad upside down on the block to get a little color on the block.   You’ll use a slightly wet brush to pick up the color from the block (not from the ink pad).  This allows you to control the amount of color you get (a lot vs. a little).   You could use a water brush instead of the standard brush, but it is important to control the amount of water.  Too much water will make your project

Once all of the pieces were colored and dried, I fussy cut them.  There are dies available for all of these pieces, and the information is in the supply list below.  Even though there were flowers on the branch already, I colored, cut and shaped additional ones to add a little dimension.  I used a liquid glue to attach most of the pieces to the card back.   I added a little dimensional adhesive under several of the leaves, and used dimensional adhesive to attach the birds.  My final step was to add the sentiment sticker and the bling.

Supplies available from Cut@Home

Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms Stamps (SKU HCPC-3644).  The die sets that go with this are Birds and Blooms Dies (SKU HCD1-756) and Leafy Branch Dies (SKU HCD1-757)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Gathered Twig, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage.  Tim’s inks come in full-size 2×2 ink pads or mini ink cubes.

Spellbinders Oval Regalia dies (S4-492)

Supplies from my stash:  light green cardstock, sentiment sticker, green “Bubbles” by Queen and Company, dimensional adhesive, Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive; clear acrylic block; size 2 round water-color brush

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



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