Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday 2023 - Colorize Celebrate and Roadtrip Birthday Cards

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year, and welcome to a new year of making! I hope you were able to watch the Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday Live on Saturday, but if you didn't try to watch the replay, because the samples were out of this world amazing and so so inspiring! I am truly honored to be apart of all the goodness, and thank you for your support and kindness! Today, I have the first of three projects shown in the Live, the trio of birthday cards made with the new Colorize Celebrate, Colorize Roadtrip, and Mosaic Bricks 3D Texture Fade. These were an absolute blast to make, super simple to put together, and although just a little time consuming, so worth it as I have a few cards in the stash now waiting to give away. You can leave the numbers off the signs until you know who the recipient is and then add the numbers, so they are great to have around for the last minute birthday card. Enjoy the pics and tut, and thank you truly for stopping by here!

The cards are 6x6 inch squares, so the first thing I did was cut and fold Kraft Cardstock from Ranger to 6x6, and cut Black Kraftstock to 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, and had them ready. I used the Shattered Kraft Core from Tim's older release that is no longer available to use up some of the stash for the sky, grass, and road with two sided tape on the back of each. To make the sky, I used a light blue Shattered piece size 6x6, and lightly misted it with water, and ran it through the machine using the Numbered 3D Texture Fade that came out last year, and trimmed the edge off to 5 1/2 inches. For the three cards, I did three of these.I used the Deckle Trimmer to cut the green Shattered piece about 3/4 inch by 5 1/2, again doing three.  I cut the edge off the dark gray Shattered piece to 5 1/2 inches and ran it through the machine with the Mosaic Bricks 3D Texture Fade after I lightly misted it with water. This will be cut into three equal pieces, so I only did the one.

I rubbed Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide over the Mosaic first and then Walnut Stain Oxide and lightly misted with water. I cut them into three equal pieces. On the blue, I rubbed Tumbled Glass Oxide first, then Picket Fence Distress Ink, and lightly misted with Tumbled Glass Spray Stain. 
I cut three pieces of White Heavystock to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4. I inked the edges of all three papers with Gathered Twigs, and then removed the sticky backing and added them onto the White Heavystock, sky first, then road, and leaving a slight border, and the green goes between them to cover up any white paper, and also serves as grass. Then I mounted all three to the Black Kraftstock, and then the base card, inked as well with Gathered Twigs. I laid out the base car piece from the Colorize Roadtrip Thinlits so I could figure out the layout of the car, smoke, tree, and sign. I die cut the pieces of the sign and tree first using Classic and Neutral Kraftstock with sticky tape behind and assembled eveything after with Gathered Twigs on the edges. I die cut the arrow and numbers from the Postale Thinlits using black, and added those to the sign. I used a black marker to color in the indention in the white part of the sign for an outline. 

 I used Metallic Kraftstock and Classic Kraftstock with Black Kraftstock for the cars, all with sticky tape behind. I selected one guy from the Groups Paper Dolls and cut him away from his partner, and the other two are from the Solos Paper Dolls. I inked the edges of all of them with Vintage Photo Archival after I cut them to fit correctly in each car, and then I adhered them in with Collage Medium. I die cut the smoke with White Heavystock and gray Classic Kraftstocks. I selected quotes from the Theories Quote Chips and trimmed them some to fit better, and inked the edges in the Vintage Photo. Then I stuck all these pieces down by removing the backings with a little Collage Medium for reinforcement. 

 Next came the Colorize Celebrate Thinlits. I started with the balloons first, using White Heavystock and matching Metallic Kraftstock from the car colors. I cut apart the Happy Birthday from the Crazy Talk Stamp Set from Stamper's Anonymous to make stamping each balloon a little easier, and then stamped each word on the balloon using Black Soot Archival. I let those dry a bit as the Archival stays pretty wet on the slick Metallic surfaces. Then I stuck the balloons down like they are attached to the sign post.

Each car got a different die from the set, the girl go the cake, and the boys a present and the hat. I die cut all with Classic Kraftstock, Metallic Kraftstock, Kraft Cardstock, and  Distress Mixed Media Cardstock. I wanted the chocolate frosting to be a little shiny, so I painted over the brown bits with Distress Resist Spray using a paintbrush. Then I stuck all of this down, and added foam tape to the candle flames. 

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine, Deckle Trimmer, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Scissors, Water Mister, Stamp Platform, Small Paint Brush, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White, Mixed Media 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Black Kraftstock , Classic Kraftstock, Metallic Classics Kraftstock, Metallic Confections Kraftstock, Metallic Jewels Kraftstock, Theories Quote Chips, Solos Paper Dolls, Groups Paper Dolls 
-Core-dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core: Shattered
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade (Everyday 2023): Mosaic Bricks 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade: Numbered
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Everyday 2023): Colorize Roadtrip, Colorize Celebrate
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide: Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Vintage Photo, Black Soot 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Tumbled Glass 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Crazy Talk 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Postale 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Black Pen
Thank you tons for taking the time to stop by today! I'll be back next Wednesday with another make from the Live, so until then I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love these Anita! Such a 40’s/50’s feel! Make me want to go to a drive in!

  2. I love how you added the TH people to your cards. These are lots of fun!

  3. Absolutely fabulous,thanks so much for the tutorial loved it so much had to order everything !!



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