Artsy,Tartsy and Such....

Juli Riedel Designs

Monday, March 25, 2019

More Easter Eggs Funky Florals

Making more Easter Eggs and this time I used the Funky Floral Dies from Tim Holtz! Vinyl peel and stick works like a charm on these and then packaged up in egg cartons from eggcartons.com!

I love how these turned out!


Spring is in the Air! Atomic Easter Eggs

 I have been making Easter Eggs to hold goodies and charms for my Etsy store. I cut out patterns in vinyl peel and stick using Tim Holtz Atomic Dies!  These turned out great and then packaged them egg cartons from eggcartons.com! I think they turned out great!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

I have been really busy this past year in my Etsy store!  It's great because it helps fuel my creativity and I love creating new items! Valentine's Day is a week away and I have some awesome Valentine Voodoo dolls and Key Chain/ Purse Bag Charms!  These are fun to create and make great gifts for yourself or someone else!




Visit my Etsy Store to see Seasonal Handmade Items-https://www.etsy.com/shop/Artsytartsyandsuch?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday Sleigh Card

I am running behind this year in the card making department! I love the new Inventor series by Tim Holtz and wanted to use it for the sleigh!  I used the new Jewel metallic card stock from Tim Holtz and then ran it through the 3D lumbar embossing folder. A little sanding and it looks vintage!
Happy Holidays!

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!