Artsy,Tartsy and Such....

Juli Riedel Designs

Saturday, October 27, 2018

TP Roll Scary Eye Halloween Project

So I love Halloween and love making props for my yard!  I had seen this project on Pinterest and always thought it was great fun but never made it. That is until I saw Tim Holtz's New Frightening Faces Dies for 2018!  Now I can make these scary faces and put them in my yard to scare my trick or treaters! Woot, woot!




So let's get started-



To get started- You will need Tim Holtz Frightening Faces thinlits die set #663090 and a die cut machine.  I have a  Vagabond 2 that I love and these also work in a Sidekick. Paper towel and toilet paper rolls, wax paper, glow sticks or battery powered votives.


 Tape a Frightening Face die to the paper towel or tp roll and run through your die cut machine. Don't worry about it flattening out because it will pop back up into place. You just need to run it through once as the dies will cut through the card board.



This is what it looks like after cutting through the die machine!


Then take wax paper and roll up into a tube and insert it into the cardboard roll. Wax paper works the best because it filters the light from the glow sticks or votive candles. Without it the light only shines half way through the faces. I tried plain collage paper but it was too opaque and blocked the light.'


So depending on what size you use, you can add long or short glow sticks or changing color votives. Just trim off the wax paper and place around in your yard, on your Halloween table, in bushes or anywhere!

The eyes look awesome when it is dark! You could also paint the outside of the rolls black if you were using on your table.

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Alcohol Lift Ink Fun

I got the new Alcohol Lift ink from Tim Holtz and had to try it out!  Using my favorite Tim Holtz skull from Stampers Anonymous, I used the lift ink to achieve a spooky, ghostly effect!  I also took a tip from Paula Cheney and used a brayer to lift up the ink with a paper towel. This gives crisp clean lines and the effect is most Spooktacular!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

3D skull

I got the Tim Holtz 3D wood grain embossing folder and had to try it out!  Since I had a friend having a  birthday and  likes Halloween, I thought it would be fun to create a wooden skull!  I inked up some 110pound Neenah Solar Crest Card stock with Distress Inks. I used Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs and Weathered Wood. Cut out the skull using the Tim Holtz Bigz Skull die and then embossed using the 3D embossing folder in wood grain.  I cut out 4 extra skulls to build up.ll.  Using a regular embossing folder from Tim Holtz, I ran the base of the card with the embossing folder. Then ran it again after color paper with Distress Oxides to blend and give a beautiful color for the background and the flowers.  Layered everything up and voila! Skull for a birthday! I think my friend will like it!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Voodoo Halloween

I'm getting ready for Halloween and making Halloween Voodoo dolls!  Some dear friends sent me some  fabulous Tim Holtz Halloween Fabric and of course I had to make some Halloween Voodoos!  They will be available on my Etsy store starting 6/25/18!

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Zombie Easter Cards

Of course my love of Halloween is know to all that know me! I have a lot of Halloween friends that love anything Halloween!  So for every holiday, I try to modify a traditional card and make it Halloweenie!  All my friends in my craft groups, love to see what I come up with! The Tim Holtz Zombie Man die has become my personal paper doll and I dress him up for every holiday! So here he is gathering up Easter eggs and of course eating chocolate bunnies! Muwah!


This was a tag that I made last year-

Easter Cards with Elizabeth Craft dies

I recently purchased these Elizabeth Craft dies to make some Easter Cards. I really like the basket die and the layered egg die. You can mix and match these dies with other dies and many papers.


The basket die is very versatile-


I had over 50 cards for friends and family that I had to make this year. So I loaded up on spring dies and stamps and Easter stamps and dies!  It was great fun to make!

Spring is in the Air

I wanted to make Easter Cards and Spring cards for all my friends and family! My craft friends and Halloween Haunter friends list is long!  So I started off with some fun Spring Cards using the SSS Daisy stitch die!  I love the look of these daisies that this die produces! 

Then I doubled up the flower die to make it look fuller and I like the effect-


I also like the black eyed Susan Daisies-

This is a very versatile die from SSS and I will definitely get a lot of use out of it!