Friday, March 16, 2012

Some old Die... All Tim Holtz-i-fied!!

I am so happy writing this post! I just have to tell you about my day! My Husband and I were both off today since it is the girl's last day of spring break. We were up early taking care of some business and thinking about all the things we had planned for the day since we were both home we figured we could spend the day cleaning the garage, doing laundry, Nothing fun! SO while driving home I said Gee wouldn't it be great just to do something else?? He yells Road Trip!! I called and woke up my Parents told them they had one hour to be ready, let the girls pack a quick bag of snacks and we were out the door!  We had no plan, we just drove a few hours north and ended up spending the day in Prescott. We had such a great time, we had lunch, and went to at least a dozen Antique shops, had ice-cream. The day could not have been more perfect! So while I was in one of the shops I came across a box that had old printing press dies in it! Most were rusted because they are metal, but I found one that I grabbed. I wasn't sure if it would stamp but it was $1.00!! Of course the first thing I did when I got home was give it some ink and Wowzer!! It stamped! So today was a great day, I spent a wonderful day with my Family and found a super cool crafting toy! 
So the die is an old press from some court house! How fun is that! 

Here is a pic of the die:

and how it stamped:

Here is what I turned it into!

I made an ATC card to give to my Dad because he laughed when I bought the die asking.. What are you going to do with that??
All my papers are from my Tim Holtz Scrap pile.
I sanded the edges and inked them with Old Paper and Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip
K and Co Die Cuts (no name but vintage looking)
I made the flower using a Cuttlebug scallop die, spritz with glimmer mist and stardust Stickles
Butterflies from a mini punch with tiny attacher
Glossy Accents
Tarnished Brass Stickles
Glitter Roll Pen
Martha Stewart Snow Glitter

No Cricut Used

Thanks for reading my very long post! :)

Entering into:
DL Art: ATC Card

A Muse Studio: Bloom where you are planted

Krafty Girls: Get Growing

Scrapbookaholic: Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces: Happy


  1. OHHH!!! What a fun road trip you had today. That is such an antique stamp. I'm so glad you had that trip today. Your card is absolutely stunning. Love the distressed edges and all its details!!!

    Your dad is going to love the card.

    Great job!


  2. This sounds like a wonderful day. I love how your ATC CARD turned. Ooooh! I think I see some flower Shoppe flowers on there. Thanks for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.

    DIANA L.

  3. Fantastic!! What a great find! The card turned out perfect.

  4. Love days like that when everything is simply awesome! And your stamp find is AMAZING! love it and love what you created with it too! SuperCute! Have a great weekend!

  5. How lovely to find such a wonderful crafty toy to play with and remind you of a wonderful impromptu day :0) love what you did with it!!!

  6. Perfect ending to a perfect day! What a treasure! Wonderful creativity, too!

  7. What a fabulous day! So happy that you had that awesome time with your family. Great ATC card. So cool to find that court die.

  8. You are just too fun! : )

    Carson's Creations

  9. this card is beautiful! i love all things tim holtz!!!
    thanks for joining us Krafty Girls!
    ♥ Cyndy

  10. Fun road trip. You gave the ATC a wonderful Tim Holtz look. Congrats! Saw you made Top 3 at Little Scrap Pieces Luck of the Irish Ch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. What an awesome find! I love what you did with it!

    Ty for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

    And thanks for playing at ChatterScene too!

  12. It sounds like you and your family had an awesome day!! Great find and Great project!!!

  13. Omgosh! I love finding stuff like that and at a great price too!
    I love how you stamped it on your project and tatter the edges of the paper. TFS you 'perfect' day!

  14. *little jealous* ;) lol! ... I seriously LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Prescott!! If I could convince hubby to live there... I would in a heart beat!! I loveeeeeeeee that printing die you found!!! So AWESOME!! And I loveeeeeee the card you made with it!! So cool how you made that background and loving the butterflies!!

  15. Love this- it is so creative and very Tim Holtz!!! All of your embellishments along with your stamp find really add to it! I love those days where you spend it not how you planned and have an awesome time! :)Amy

  16. What an interesting find!!! What treasure!!! Love the distressed look of the ATC card. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  17. WOW I love it!! So interesting!! Fab Job!! Thanks for playing along with Krafy Girls!!

  18. What a fun fun day. AND what a great find, I can't wait to hear what your dad says about your card. It returned out so "AWESOME". Hugs

  19. Gorgeous! Love that die, the butterflies, and blooms.

  20. so glad you had so much fun and wow what a great find and you turned it into such a beauty. hugs

  21. Wow! What an amazing day! This is such a great find! I love the flowers that you made with punches :)
    Thank you for linking up with us at Krafty Girls!

  22. Great day it sounds.Beautiful what you did with your one dollar stamp.great images on card.

  23. YAY for an awesome day with the family and for a super find! My husband is the fifth generation of a family printing business so I have a few of these hanging around my house - never occurred to me to actually use one! This looks SO COOL - awesome job! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  24. What a super cool day! Love how you just up and hit the road. The stamp you found for a buck rocks!

  25. Oooo so much neat stuff to look at in a small card! LOVE. Thank you for joining us at the AMuse challenge blog! :)

  26. Wow, that die is fabulous!! What a great find!! I love the way you Holtz-ified the card!! So gorgeous and I'm glad you had a great day with your family :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  27. Wow, how cool is this! Your card is so amazing and so fun! It sounds like your had a wonderful day and what a find....very cool!! Thanks for sharing yor day with us:)
    Sherrie K

  28. Great job with your BEAUTIUFL card!all the details are AMAZING!Thanks for sharing:)

  29. OH MY GOSH!!! I ADORE THIS!!! I just love seeing everything you create! You are awesome!!! This is so cool! I think your dad will be truly impressed with what you did with that!!! I wish we had some vintage stuff like that around my way! No neat stores or anything!!

    Glad you enjoyed your family road trip!!! Those are what should be cherished! And a fun toy to remember that day!!

    I am ALWAYS so impressed with everything you do and I am glad I get to learn a lot from you!

    Also, thanks so much for playing along with the Krafty Girls!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  30. Carri don't know what I like more the card, the story, or the great find! Sounds like you made a wonderful day of memories. Thanks so much for joining my challenge. Karen.

  31. What a fun family day! That is a very cool stamp you found! Pretty flower and butterflies! Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  32. How cool are the stamps you found!! Those are the kind of treasures that are fun finding! Love the card you made for your dad:)

  33. That is so cool. Love how your card turned out!

  34. That sound like so much fun!! I love doing stuff like that. Your find is a treasure. And I think your atc turned out so cool!! Did you give it to your dad already?? I bet he loves it too.
    Are you ready for tonight?!?!?! Almost time for the WALKING DEAD FINALE!!! lol hugs, Stacy

  35. Cool find and cool card! great job Carri

  36. Your card is awesome!
    Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Girls this week!

  37. Wow, what a great find. I love how you were able to repurpose something and make it into something creative. Thanks for playing along with us over at Krafty Girls for our Get Growing challenge.

  38. I would really like your post ,it would really explain each and every point clearly well thanks for sharing.
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  39. Awesome ATC and awesome stamp! Thank you for joining the "Dilo En Espanol" challenge!