Friday, November 2, 2012

Give A Cheer! The UPS Truck Is Here

The big brown truck pulled up in front of my house yesterday afternoon.  I am so excited because my new Tim Holtz Dies have arrived.

I didn't waste any time, I started digging in right away and here is the first project I have to share with you.  Hope you like it.

I used the new Christmas Cardinal Die.  I cut it from Grunge Paper and colored the branch and leaves with Sharpie Pens.  For the Cardinal, I covered it with embossing ink and then red embossing powder.  I'm happy with the color and sparkle.  I added some yellow embossing powder for the beak and then colored the black part of the face with a Sharpie.

When the clock is removed, it opens to reveal a mini album.  After I add my photos I will do some more embellishing but at this point it is complete. I plan to use it for my Christmas photos.

I think the TH Tick Tock Die is totally cute and wanted to make it into something useful so came up with this round tin with a clear lid.  I got the tin at one of the rubber stamp show from Rubber Stamp Concepts.  I cut a clock face out of plain paper, distressed the edges and placed it inside the lid of the tin.  I drilled a hole in the center and placed a brad through it to hold the hands in place. The clock and the hands are cut from Grunge Board. The tin was just a tiny bit smaller than the die so I glued some cord around the tin just above the edge of the rim of the lid and then glued the die cut to the cord.

Ok, now how do I make it stand up?  Magnets of course. I sacked two round ones, found at Michael's, and they were just right to hold the clock up.

For the base, I used the Top Note Die from Stampin Up.  I covered chipboard with Christmas paper and then ran it through my Big Shot Pro.  I inked the edges with Cherry Cobbler Ink from Stampin Up.  I glued the magnets to the base for my clock.

The Poinsettia Die was also in this shipment.  I covered Grunge Paper with pages from an old book and ran it through the die cutting machine.  I wanted a smaller poinsettia so I used the medium and small size from the Poinsettia Die and the poinsettia from the movers and shapers set.  Just right.  The leaves were stacked and held together with a gold brad.  Because the cardinal and poinsettia are both cut from Grunge Paper they are flexible and lay againt the clock.


  1. Really nice job Sandy

  2. It's very pretty just sitting there - the book is a bonus. Great work!

  3. Hello sandy

    Nice christmas project !

    How clever to hide a tin and a book in the tin IN the clock!
    You really Found solutions for all the obstacles : clever finds to use the magnets.

    Love the red cardinal ! The embossingpowder really makes him pop !

    Greetings from Belgium

  4. Love this Sandy!! I think the truck took a wrong turn, though, and was meant to stop at my house...LOL. You are forcing me to spend $$$$.


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