Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vintage Valise part 1

It's not exactly earth-shattering news that I am quite fond of all things Tim Holtz, so I guess it was inevitable that I would want to share that love with my fellow crafty friends here where I live. Inspired by Tim himself and Studio L3's design challenges, I recently started my own All Things Tim group where we gather once a month to create something totally Tim, designed by me.

Our first get-together is August 5th. I've been working away on the first project using Tim's Vintage Valise Alterations die. I knew when I first saw this die that it would make the coolest little travel journal. Then I caught a glimpse of a similar idea in a video at Winter CHA at Tim's booth. From that point on, I was consumed with the idea to make this project.

Although I'm not finished, I thought I would put up some photos as it is coming together.

This little valise measures roughly 4.25 x 6 inches.

To create a mini album, I built a spine and added a large ring binder inside. (Tim Holtz Idea-ology)

The spine is held together using Sticky Back Canvas.

With the help of just a few Close To My Heart vintage style postage and travel stamps, I decorated the spine.

As I finish more I'll share with you, so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. This looks fantastic! I'm sure the group will love making these. Be sure to share pics after your get-together.

  2. That is so cool! I really like how you did the spine!

  3. How great is this? Love it Love it.

  4. I love this. I am also a fan of Close to my Heart and Tim Holtzs. Wished I lived close enough to take your class. This is beautiful. Thanks for Sharing.


  5. Very cool! I've had something similar brewing in my mind too, and you've inspired me to go finish it up :)

  6. all I can say is wow, wow, wow...can't wait to make this !

  7. Annette - this is awesome - I love the cover and how each page inside is different and interactive! Great creative job!


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