Monday, August 08, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2022 - Colorize Trick or Treat Candy Apple Trio Tags

Wasn't that Tim Holtz Live showing all the new Halloween Sizzix Dies and projects made with them wonderful?!! My head is still swimming with inspiration from all the makes! I'll be posting the two projects I made for the Live in the next two weeks, but I also made two projects (one little and one big) for the after Live that I'll be showing you this week. This first project is the little one that packs a big sweet punch, and were super simple, fast, and fun to make. Aren't these little Distress Embossing Glazed chocolate, caramel, and red Candy Apple #5 tags the cutest?!! They were made with the new Colorize Trick or Treat and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits. You can add so much more and really make them special, but I wanted to keep them super simple, as I made them specifically for tying to Candy Apples for a Fall Fun Festival, and I have several more to make. They would be so great at an Autumn or Halloween themed party too. The tut is short and sweet, just like the project...enjoy!
Mist a small piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain from Ranger. Dry. Add two sided tape to the back. Die cut the two popsicle stick dies from the Colorize Trick or Treat Thinlits (since I made three, I die cut 3 of each). Ink the edges of the sticks with Antique Linen Distress Ink and adhere together. Set aside. Select four different shades of green matte cardstock, and add two sided tape to the back. Ink the edges of all the pieces with Twisted Citron Distress Ink, and adhere all the pieces. Die cut the three highlight pieces with white cardstock (I used Specialty Stamping Paper) and adhere those. Ink over the highlight pieces with Twisted Citron. Set all these aside. 

For the apple bottoms, you need a dark, light and medium of light brown honey colors for the caramel, reds for the candy apple, and brown for the chocolate. I used metallics for the caramel and red. You will cut the bottom piece with the lightest color, the second and third layers with the darkest color, and the top piece with the medium tone. Put two sided tape on the back of each. Also, die cut the letters 'y', 'u', and 'm' with the medium tone colors. Once die cut, adhere all the pieces together. Using an Embossing Dabber or Ink, apply liberally to the pieces and pour Vintage Photo Embossing Glaze on the caramel and chocolate pieces and heat emboss. Apply Candied Apply Embossing Glaze to the red and heat emboss. You can use Walnut Stain on the chocolate pieces, but I seem to have lost my jar. Do the same to the letters with the glaze and heat emboss using tweezers to help. 

 Take a #5 Kraft Tag and round the bottom corners. Doodle, stamp, stencil or whatever you want in the background. Adhere the word at the bottom, then the apples and sticks. Ink the edges of the tags in the same color inks as the candy part...I used Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo Distress Archival. Using white or cream Paper String, cut each about 12 inches, and use the same inks and an Ink Blending Tool to color the string. Tie the string on the tag holes. 

(Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tools, Craft Tweezers) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Colors Kraftstock, Metallic Classics Kraftstock, Metallic Confections Kraftstock, Classic Kraftstock, Solid Paper String 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2022): Colorize Trick or Treat, Bold Text Halloween 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Antique Linen 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Twisted Citron 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Vintage Photo, Candied Apple 
-Ranger Surfaces: #5 Kraft Tags 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Wild Honey
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll be back again this week with a big project with a long tutorial. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love it, Anita. They all look delicious!!

  2. Thank you for the tutorial! Can't wait to receive the Sizzix Thinlets and start creating!


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