Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Memoranda Paper


Hi there.  It is Cec here and today I am presenting the Saturday Showcase featuring the wonderfully vintage Memoranda paper pad from Tim Holtz.

I thought it might be fun to make an accordion mini album that could be mistaken for a little junk journal in the making.  I sure hope I haven't confused you but as you walk through this project with me I think you will understand why I could not decide what it really is.

This little album is about 3" square and 2" thick at the thickest part and before I share the instructions for constructing the base, here is a little walk through.  I think the most fun part of going through this little album when it is untied is that because it is an accordion, it is never ending.


This is one of the covers and since I wanted it to lie flat when it was completely open I decorated it very simply:
  • Flower made from Kraft Core (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a button for a centre
  • Leaves cut from Kraft Core (Tim Holtz) cut from Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz)
  • Venise lace
  • Chitchat sticker (Tim Holtz)
  • Ephemera (Tim Holtz)
Left side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top.  The back is left plain so it can be used as a journaling spot
Right side:
  • Pocket trimmed on an angle and glued on right side
  • Quote chip (Tim Holtz) inked with Vintage Photo DI
  • Two rectangular journaling spots
Left side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot with carved coconut shell button
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Right Side:
  • Flip-up that can hold more journaling or a small photo
  • Ticket from my old stash (Tim Holtz) 
  • Punched circle to hold the flip-up down when closed
Left Side:
  • Half circle tuck spot with venise lace
  • Rectangular journaling spot
Right Side:
  • Pocket with metal key
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Left Side:
  • Rectangular side tuck spot
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Right Side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
  • Flower made from Memoranda paper (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a carved coconut shell button for a centre

This is the other cover and it was decorated in the same way as the first one.

Left Side:
  • Pocket trimmed on an angle and glued on right side
  • Quote chip (Tim Holtz) inked with Vintage Photo DI
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
Right Side:
  • Band tuck spot
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Left Side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot with filigree metal embellishment
  • Rectangular journaling spot
Right Side:
  • Triangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top

Left Side:
  • Flip-up that can hold more journaling or a small photo
  • Ticket from my old stash (Tim Holtz) 
  • Punched circle to hold the flip-up down when closed
Right Side:
  • Chevron tuck spot
  • Rectangular journaling spot with punched trim
Left Side:
  • Pocket tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with Ephemera topper (Tim Holtz)
Right Side:
  • Half circle tuck spot with flower made from Memoranda paper (Tim Holtz) cut from the Shabby Posies die (Tammy Tutterow) with a button for a centre
  • Rectangular journaling spots
Left Side:
  • Pocket tuck spot with metal key
  • Little folded book with journaling spot inside
Right Side:
  • Rectangular tuck spot
  • Hand cut tag with burlap string at top
I am going to explain how this came together even though I did make a few changes before I decorated it.

These instructions are just meant to be guidelines and can be altered to suit you. My husband kindly made a template for you to follow.  If you have a printer that will print on legal sized paper (8 1/2" x 14"), you can print this to size if you wish since he made it to scale.



  • Create the accordion base from a 12" x 12" piece of kraft card stock or whatever heavy weight card stock that size you choose.
  • Cut card stock into three strips 4" x 12" and score each piece on the short side at 1" and on the long side at 3", 6" and 9".  
  • Clip from the bottom up to the 1" score line on each of the folds at 3", 6" and 9".  Now you will be left with little flaps that can be turned into pockets.
  • On at least two of the strips, cut away the bottom right section as shown in grey.  
  • Glue the remaining portion of this section with the bottom cut away to the corresponding section on the left side of the second strip.
  • Add the third strip in the same manner as the second strip.  
  • Starting with the first strip, fold on all the score lines as indicated by the dashed lines making sure to alternate mountain and valley folds.  You should now have an accordion folded strip about 30" long with a mountain fold at each end. 
  • Mark the two end panels as covers and leave alone for now.  The pocket flaps on each end should be folded to the back.
To Finish:
  • Decorate each remaining panel and create inserts.  
  • Cut a background piece of Memoranda paper 2 7/8" square for each panel, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Create pockets and tuck spots on each panel, decorating everything with Memoranda paper.  At this point I decided I didn't want little pockets on every panel so I removed some and replaced them with a variety of tuck spots.
  • Turn the accordion over and decorate each panel on side two, including the back sides of the two covers panels.
  • Add a strip of ribbon centred across each cover panel.  These will act as ties to hold the album closed and the length of ribbon will depend on whether you want to make bows or knots as I did.
  • Cut two pieces of chipboard 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and adhere to cover panels over the ribbon.
  • Decorate the covers.
There you have it - a little album that could be turned into a little junk journal if you want to add more "stuff" in each tuck spot.

If you want an album that is large enough to hold photos, then just adjust the size of your strips but join them together in the same manner as shown to make a larger accordion.

Despite all the pages, tuck spots and inserts, I only used a few pages from the Memoranda paper pad so watch for more projects from me featuring this fabulous paper.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"B" Happy

Hello everyone. It is Cec here and I am the hostess for the current challenge - I am calling this one "B" Happy and here is what I have to say about it:

Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

As always our fabulous designers have created some inspiration for you. This week the gals on the Funkie side of the Design Team are sharing these wonderful creations.

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot 
Sizzix Layered Butterfly Idea-Ology Paper Dolls for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe

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WEEK ONE

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new Design Team member here at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog! Maggi Harding (Scrap, Travel & Bark!) who will already be well known to so many of you, is joining us on the Frilly side of the Design Team. We know you will love seeing her projects through the coming months and hope you will join us in giving her a huge welcome.

As always our fabulous designers have created some inspiration for you. This week the gals on the Frilly side of the Design Team are sharing these wonderful creations.

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge so simply use the link below to share your vintage or shabby chic "B" Happy inspired projects with us. Tomorrow we will be presenting a post from our Guest Designer for this challenge so make sure to check that out. Then be sure to come back next week when the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here to share even more inspiration with you.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Challenge Winners - By Airmail

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'By Airmail' challenge. We were so excited to see your amazing postal themed entries. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join in the fun.


The Design Team thoroughly enjoyed seeing each entry and finally chose #15 Marty Fishman as our latest overall winner. Marty created this beautiful folio focusing on Christmas mail - you can see all the pages, pockets and inserts inside HERE. Congratulations Marty on being our favourite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted shortly with all the details.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices this time were, in numerical order; #5 Jess Madaglia, #10 Wendy Baysa and #12 Susanne. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.


And finally we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #8 Lucy! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

A big thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, '"B" Happy' runs through Tuesday, July 17th and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday July 11th with some more inspiration for you. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Baseboard Frames on Cards and Home Decor

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz 1

Happy weekend, and welcome to Frilly and Funkie's Saturday Showcase! It's Sara Emily here today to bring you some ideas on using Tim Holtz Baseboard Frames. Linda has plenty of these in The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and I have to say they are one of the best crafty bargains on the market, at just $4.79 (all of the prices at The Funkie Junkie Boutique are discounted every day) for a package of eight heavy chipboard detailed frames.


You can use these frames as they come, right out of the package, because they have so much vintage detail. Or you can choose to alter them as I have in two of my examples that follow. Please forgive my lack of step by step photos. For some reason, my phone chose to discard some of my process shots. As a reminder, you can click on any photo to zoom in.

For my first example, I chose one of the small frames, and simply smeared a thin coat of Distress Collage Medium Crazing over top and allowed it to dry overnight. Thicker doesn't necessarily mean larger cracks; just a smear gives really amazing crackling.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Crazing Tutorial

When it was dry, I scribbled with Walnut Stain Distress crayon (one of the missing photos, but I think you get it) and blended with my slightly dampened finger to expose those wonderful cracks.  All ready to use on my card I made for my nephew and his fiance' to celebrate their recent engagement.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Mixed Media Card Tim Holtz 2

For my background, I picked one of Tim's Worn Wallpaper designs I felt went well with my frame. I did some stamping in Watering Can Archival ink with an image from Tim's Purveyor set and blended the panel with Frayed Burlap ink.

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For the panel under the frame, I ran some texture paste through Tim's beautiful Roses mini stencil over watercolor paper. When dry, I colored with Distress oxide and ink and tore off the bottom. I layered with some Lace die cuts and gave it some dimension by adhering with Ranger adhesive foam tape.

This happy couple is from the Paper Dolls (colored with Antique Linen crayon), and the sentiment I chose is from Clippings Stickers. Instead of removing the sticker from the backing, I cut the phrase out from the sheet to give it more presence. As an added bonus, when I blended it with ink, it highlighted and created a 'frame'. Squeal!

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I love it when a card comes together so quickly!

For my second sample, I chose to make a piece of home decor using a couple of the frames right from the package. This is another project made quickly, thanks to these frames.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Vignette Home Decor Tutorial Tim Holtz 1

I started by spraying the Vignette Box with Picket Fence Distress Spray stain and allowing it to dry. Then  I applied Wendy Vecchi's crackle paste to the box and a set of Vignette Finials and set them aside to dry while I assembled the previous project. When dry I  gave all wood pieces a wash of watered down Weathered Wood Distress paint and then rubbed with watered down Walnut Stain crayon to highlight the cracks.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Vignette Home Decor Tutorial Tim Holtz 2

 Both of the Baseboard frames I used  fit perfectly into the second to the largest Vignette Box. This ornately decorated frame has such lovely detail, I didn't need to add a thing! I stenciled a panel with the Ornate mini stencil from the same set used above (#25) and gave it a wash of watery Weathered Wood paint to show off the texture a bit. This panel was moved forward from the back of the box with waste cardboard, and each  frame layered  over it with adhesive foam tape to create dimension. I tucked in some pretty flowers from Botanical Layers, and topped off with these lovely ladies from Paper Dolls. I colored the mother/daughter pair and some Bouquet Findings with Distress oxides and added  greenery cut with one of the Sizzix Alterations Flower Jar dies from a scrap of inky paper.

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Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Vignette Home Decor Tutorial Tim Holtz 4

I chose 'love you to the moon and back' from Tiny Text Remnant Rubs, since I made this for my daughter's 20th birthday coming up next week. This is 'our' phrase. The heart charms and chain are part of a charm bracelet I picked up at a yard sale. I patted them with a little Picket Fence paint. You could easily substitute with a couple of the many heart charms  offered in the shop.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames Vignette Home Decor Tutorial Tim Holtz 5

For my final example, I decided to cover a frame with hand designed paper, but you could easily cover yours with any designer paper if you need to quickly customize one of these frames. I haven't used this frame on a project yet, but I suspect it will be showing up in the near future, as I need a guy project for my son's 20th birthday next week.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 1

Again, I am missing a few shots, but I'll try to walk you through the process with a combination of these photos and text. I started with Metallic Kraft Core card, cut it to fit my new Foundry 3D Texture Fade. After I ran it through my die cut machine using Tim's tips, I scuffed it pretty good with a steel wool pad.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 2

Next, I gave it a coat of Ground Espresso paint, followed by Rusty Hinge paint. You can see I die cut the center of the panel with a Stacked Label die. This one fit the opening of the frame I chose pretty well, so it made it easier to cover the frame later on.

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I spritzed with water to get the colors to move around and partially dried with my heat tool. I removed some of the paint by blotting with a clean cloth while the paint was still a bit tacky.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 4

I dribbled on Gunmetal alcohol ink and immediately spritzed with water to get the ink to move around. While wet and still sticky, I sprinkled with Patina Oxide Baked Texture powder. I carefully dried with my heat tool, so as not to blow away the powder. I gently heat from beneath, and then carefully heat from above, just until the powder starts to melt. I did this before adhering the card to the frame with Collage Medium Matte.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 5

I smeared on Crazing medium (this is where I learned thicker is not equivalent to bigger cracks) and ended up being impatient and heating with my heat tool. I lost some of the cracking, but was rewarded with some cool bubbles, so I went with it.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 6

Lastly, I scribbled with Walnut Stain crayon, and coaxed it into the crevasses with my finger.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 7

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Baseboard Frames 3D Embossing Foundry Mixed media 8

Well, that's a 'wrap' for today's Saturday Showcase tutorials! Of course, there are many, many more ways to use these versatile frames, but I hope you've picked up some ideas from today's post and are inspired to give these Baseboard Frames a go in your own crafty endeavors. I'd love to see how you use them in our current challenge, '"B" Happy'!

Happy Creating!
Sara Emily

These products were used in this tutorial and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: