Hello friends! Happy Saturday and welcome! I am back today to share a project that I created for the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. This release is just THE BEST!
Who doesn’t love all sorts of tiny ephemera pieces that can be cut any way you want! I am a little nutty about vintage smalls and ephemera..hmmm, betcha never guessed that 😉 what? you too? …and when Tim shared the mix of sets with us a few months ago, I nearly flipped! Itty bitty things that can cut tiny envelopes, file tabs, postage stamps, tiny file folders, coin envelopes, and more, the list goes on and on. I just couldn’t wait to dive in!
I chose to focus in on the new Postale and Specimen thinlet sets. I created a messy stitched and sewn scrappy accordion book using all sorts of scraps of fabrics, denim pieces and pockets, Tim Holtz fabrics and #8 Etcetera tags that have been stacking up in my tag bin. I completely ran with it.
Little bits here, little bits there, stitching with my sewing machine and hand stitching buttons and ephemera into place. In fact, I completely enveloped myself (haha, did you catch that) into it without any constraints and I didn’t even take any process photos. Sometimes you just need to be free and create without any interruption, so, I just jumped in and made.
The front cover features a few tiny envelopes that were cut from pre-stamped and inky pieces of background paper, cut with the envelope die, then adhered and stitched together using my sewing machine. The little envelopes are removable since they are stacked together and tied with scraps of ribbon, then can be taken out and stuffed with little notes, photos or ephemera. The tiny postage stamps were cut using the postage stamp pieces included in the thinlet set. I stamped them using the Stamp Collector Stamp Set (CMS338), then cut them out. Isn’t it cool that Tim thought of everything?? So many of his stamp sets coordinate with the new die sets, which makes the creative possibilities pretty endless.
The next pages of the album started with a couple #8 tags that I created a while ago, I just went through my bin of tag and selected some that I thought would coordinate for this particular project, they were then stitched to the denim fabric scraps and pockets, then embellished with the items you see below. More envelopes, ribbon scraps, scrappy fabrics, Tim Holtz fabric, mummy cloth, buttons and more.
Page #1 – Vintage ephemera, Tiny envelopes and stamps, tucked in fabric pieces stitched into place, ribbon ties, envelopes featuring fabric from the Tim Holtz Fabric line, all stamped and embellished with various stamp sets that included, Entomology, Stamp Collector, Floral Outlines, Field Notes, and more…
Page #2- The pointy finger (oh, so FUN) included in the Postale Thinlet Set, Ephemera bits from both the Postale and Specimen, tucked into an envelope that was stitched into the book vertically to create a pocket to place little files. I embellished it all with vintage fabric scraps, lace, buttons, & book paper. Plus, idea-ology mini clips, Backdrop papers and file tabs were stapled onto paper pieces using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Page #3- More tuckables. A pocket created with a piece of a denim jean pocket, stitched into place then embellished with a piece of a #8 tag that had been embossed using the Typewriter 3D Embossing Folder. A little slide piece cut from inky scrap paper using the slide die included in the Specimen Thinlet Set. This created the perfect “postage stamp folder” complete with Mica Tile window.
Page #4- Another #8 tag stitched into place, more tiny envelopes and postage stamps and papers tucked behind a denim piece and pocket. All embellished with scrappy bits and buttons.
Page #5 & #6- More envelopes and stamps and an envelope stitched into the book created a pocket to store small pieces of onion skin papers. They were all clipped together and embellished with a stamp.
Whew…what a fun little project! I hope that you check out all that the Sizzix Chapter 3 sets have to offer and give one of them a try, I have no doubt that you will have the best time creating with it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop over to timholtz.com to check out more of the products and amazing creations by all of the wonderful makers.
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Tim Holtz Chapter 3 Collection, Postale & Specimen, Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets, Floral Elements CMS445, Entomology CMS328, Field Notes CMS396, Stamp Collector CMS338, Specimen CMS410, Sizzix Typewriter 3D Folder, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Correspondence, Vintage Fabrics and Laces, Buttons, Denim recycled pockets, ephemera, idea-ology Tiny Clips, Backdrops, #8 Heavyweight tags, and more.
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Regina S Taylor says
Blew my mind when I watched on the live- stunning!!
Holy INSPIRATION Stacy!!! Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!
Linda E says
I wish I could just spend an hour and look through all the many details you have crammed into this project! wow–so beautiful, I’m sure you must have been so satisfied with that project. It’s a beautiful showcase of the new release for sure, thanks! Well done!
Deborah Tincher says
Stacy, I’d say you nailed it once again but really, you “sewed” it to perfection. Though I love to sew, my journals are paper yet your inspiration has challenged me to consider a jean journal as I’ve been cutting my way through old jeans to make quilt squares without any idea of what to do with those pockets. Now I know. Thank you for always sharing your talent.
Paula Vescovo says
Your junk journal is amazing. Your talent, creativity & imagination is so impressive. Even though I don’t do journals your creations always trigger ideas for me to use on cards. Bravo!
Vickie L Swanson says
Love, love, love this!!! Stacy, you are so talented, thank you for sharing your creativity!
I love this😀😀 we need this as a kit 😊 wishful thinking
Debbie G says
beyond words, this is a knock it out of the park project! I love denim and I love handmade books with oodles of ephemera and “stuff”. this book is all I picture in my mind. I’m. printing out your blog post for reference. Thanks so much for creating and sharing!
Lori Connolly says
Wow-za, Stacy, what an inspiration your work is to me!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent, I appreciate it.
Debbie Schmidt says
Absolutely stunning!!! I have looked at your journal many times in awe♥