Friday, January 26, 2018

Making Plans with Side Orders

I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed all of the videos and photos from Creativation 2018! What fun and so much great inspiration! If you missed anything, Tim Holtz has a fantastic recap of all of his booths and demos on his blog here.
Today I wanted to start sharing some of the samples I made for some of Tim Holtz’s product lines. I’m beginning with some Sizzix Alterations dies that are released and shipping THIS MONTH!
With so many planner artists out there, Tim added a die called Stitched Slots to his die cut line. This die has several uses.
  1. My first thought was that it would be perfect for mini albums. You could tuck additional photos, journaling tags, and souvenir tickets, and other ephemera into the various slot spaces.
  2. It could also be put into a card for a loved one with gift cards, notes, even photos.
  3. I used it as a place to hold tags and decorative paper clips for a planner exchange. I’m not a planner, at all, so I just pretended that if I was, I’d be in a group that does exchanges and this would be what I would bring to the exchange. :-)
To make my little Planner Exchange Gift , I folded a piece of cardstock and cut out a card using the largest Stacked Deckle die. Make sure you place the fold INSIDE the cutting edge or it will cut out two separate shapes.
Then I cut out three of the next size smaller Stacked Deckle dies out of patterned paper for the front and insides of the card. Adhere them to the front and insides of the card.
Then cut out two of the Stitched Slots. Adhere them to both inside pages of the card. The key to adhering these pieces is that you ONLY PUT ADHESIVE ALONG THE OUTER EDGE, not on the Slots.
Using the Side Order Dies that go with the Sidekick, I cut the various pieces for the shapes I wanted for planners. The only difference when making the paper clips is that you need to cut an additional one of the base shape so that you can sandwich the paper clip between the shape and the extra base piece.
The Side Order dies really are perfect for planners!  And although these are all cut from paper, I was able to cut out shapes from felt, fabric, and fun foam as well. So many possibilities!
Since I knew these would probably take a beating in a planner, I covered them front and back with a layer of Distress Collage Medium.
Then I attached them to various slots along with some small tags, and it is ready to give to a friend for a planner exchange.


Beth said...

Thanks for sharing. I found a lot of great things to create. Love the clips.

Jill said...

I love this. Your color choices are great. Love the clever way you used the Stitched Slots die.
Can you tell me what font you used on the front for "Making Plans"?
Thanks for sharing!

Tamera said...

Hi Jill! I used Tim’s Alphanumeric Script

Jill said...

ThanksTamera! I’m really enjoying your blog. You do great work!