Tim Holtz®Tag Book: Life Is About Creating Yourself
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Tim Holtz®Tag Book: Life Is About Creating Yourself

Express yourself with this unique and fun tag book from Tim Holtz.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Peeled Paint and Broken China
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paints – Picket Fence, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Barn Door, Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Stain from Mercantile Set – Crushed Olive
  • Archival Inks™ Pad – Jet Black
  • Clear Stamp Sets – Life's Possibilities and Flights of Fancy
  • Cling Stamp Set – Curious Possibility
  • Grid Block Set
  • Inkssentials™ Tag – Manila #8
  • TIm Holtz® Word Bands
  • Tim Holtz® Crinkle Ribbon (10 Yds.)
  • Sizzix® Bigz™ Die – Caged Bird
  • TIm Holtz® Vagabond Machine
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Thread
  • Bone Folder
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Dab Mustard Seed, Barn Door, and Spun Sugar Distress paints on one Inkssentials™ #8 manila tag. Blend with wet paintbrush. Let dry.

Step 2 Color cardstock with Mustard Seed, Broken China, Barn Door, Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint distress paints using the same technique from Step 1.

Step 3 Trim colored cardstock to five 3"x6" pieces.

Step 4 Fold tag and cardstock pieces into halves, smoothing the creases with a bone folder to make a 3"x3" book.

Step 5 Die cut a bird out of leftover colored cardstock using Sizzix® Bigz™ Die, Caged Bird, and Vagabond machine.

Step 6 Mount quote stamps from Life’s Possibilities, Flights of Fancy and Curious Possibility on grid blocks. Ink them up with Jet Black Archival Inks™ pad and stamp on the cardstock.

Step 7 Stamp plants using Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad to add interest to the cardstock backgrounds.

Step 8 Ink up flourish stamp from Flights of Fancy with Jet Black Archival Inks™ pad and stamp on tag.

Step 9 Stamp larger flourish from Flights of Fancy with Broken China Distress Ink Pad and stamp on die cut bird.

Step 10 Dab Picket Fence Distress Paint on the Word Band ‘Life is About Creating Yourself’ and Word Key ‘Love’ so paint gets in the grooves. Wipe off excess paint.

Step 11 Rub Jet Black Archival Inks™ pad across the painted Word Band to create greater contrast.

Step 12 Attach Word Band on the stamped flourish and stitch in place with needle and thread.

Step 13 Attach bird die cut above the Word Band.

Step 14 Cut two 12" pieces of Crinkle Ribbon, color them with Crushed Olive Distress Stain. When dry, thread the ribbon through the tag hole and stitch in place. Fold the remaining ribbon in half and stitch to secure it to the back flap of the tag book. These ribbons will help to tie the book closed.

Step 15 Stack the pieces together and stitch to make the book. Fill in with inspirational quotes, messages, etc.