#hipforsummer “sup” card…

have you joined the fun by getting #hipforsummer with sizzix?  well how about creating a card for a friend to just say “sup”?  today’s tutorial shares how easy it is to stamp, cut, and color your favorite hipster with a few clever storage tips too…


  • stamps: hipster CMS288
  • dies/machine: hipster framelits, vagabond 2
  • surfaces: distress watercolor cardstock, kraft-stock/classic, textured surfaces, memoranda paper stash
  • inks: distress markers, distress ink/gathered twigs, archival ink/black soot
  • adhesives: glossy accents, foam tape
  • embellishments: adornment arrows, film strip ribbon, hex fasteners, jute string
  • tools: craft pick, waterbrush/detailer, mini ink blending tool, sanding grip

1. stamp hipster images on to watercolor cardstock and die cut.
2. sizzix storage envelopes are perfect for keeping your framelits & thinlits dies in.   tip: add a magnet sheet to help keep the dies organized. (magnet sheet can be purchase at a home improvement store – look for vent covers)
3. i like to keep all of my dies in these stylish sizzix storage boxes (available while supplies last).  tip: you can organize them alphabetically or by theme for easy access.
4. keeping track of all of the little die cut pieces can be a challenge.  tip: adhere them to the sticky part of a post-it-note to keep track of them and to help keep them in place when coloring.  5. color images with distress markers and a detailer waterbrush. ink edges of all the pieces with distress ink using an ink blending tool.
6. adhere layers together with foam tape and adhere glasses with glossy accents. add glossy accents to the frames and inside glass part.
7. cut cardstock for card, score and fold in half. cut memoranda paper stash a little smaller then the card. Cut a 1” burlap strip from textured surfaces. sand and ink the edges with distress ink.
8. adhere cardstock, hipster elements to card.  embellish with adornment arrow, film strip ribbon, hex fasteners, and jute string.

i’m sure you’re inspired to create something – right?  
be sure to head over to the main post where we kicked off the #hipforsummer promotion… t!m

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22 Comments to “#hipforsummer “sup” card…”

  1. Pam Burns says:

    Love, love, love the new oxide colors!!!! Your enthusiasm is so infectious. I find myself wanting the neutrals and browns, which are not my usual color choices. Thank you!

  2. Sandy Small says:

    I love your dies that do not leave a white border around the image! I sure wish I could get them all. My wish list just keeps growing!

  3. Gloria Sperring says:

    Hi Tim,
    I have a Vagabond 1. I love it ! This machine allows me to continue in my paper crafting. I hd to have my Right shoulder replaced. (yes, it was very painful, and still is!). I’m making 300 wedding invitations and accidentally placed the wrong sandwich in my machine. Now, I can’t use my machine and I haven’t even got thru the first 50 invitations yet. Can you Please! help me? Thank you for reading this.

  4. Zoe Hillman says:

    LOVE this. The hipster stamps and dies are just so cool. Thanks for sharing this cool card.

  5. Sherry T says:

    I have a question, please??? When I purchased my Hipsters they did not come in the plastic envelopes for storage…they came in the throw away cellophane packaging… Are they supposed to be in the nice plastic envelope??? Cause now I have to purchase the envelopes and the printed pack insert is much smaller than the plastic envelopes…I was very surprised when I received them…

    • tim holtz... says:

      you’re absolutely right. not all framelits and thinlits come in storage envelopes (hipsters doon’t in order to keep the price point down to $10.99), however sizzix sells a 3 pack of storage envelopes that are also great to store texture fades. for the packaging, i just scanned it and enlarged it to fit the envelope by choice…crazy right?

      • Sherry T says:

        Yes, I have purchased the envelopes to put mine in, but had not thought of scanning/enlarging the image to fit…fabulous idea, thanks so much.

  6. Bernay B says:

    I can hardly wait to start creating!

  7. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    It’s nice to have tutorials. I’ve yet to learn how to channel my inner creativite person and I really need a good direction to work toward. Thanks, Tim!

  8. Linda S. says:

    I always find your posts inspiring. Thanks for sharing. (p.s. I think the goat would look even more fabulous with a man bun.)

  9. Bridget Haig says:

    WOW What great stamps,your example makes such a cool Fathers Day card. lol

  10. Maureen Chandler says:

    Very cool card and lots of new goodies to add to my list!

  11. Hip card! One of these days I’m going to get these guys!

  12. Deb L says:

    This is an awesome card! Gotta get the goat framelits. TFS Tim!

  13. Tona says:

    Love it!

  14. Ann says:

    This is so cute. I don’t send a lot of cards but I want to do this for my art journal. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Ann in AZ

  15. Hetty says:

    Totally fun card!

  16. Lucy F. says:

    I have some hipster ideas. Gotta get them in the works. I love the concept.

  17. Rosann says:

    You KNOW that one is my favorite hipster ! Aah great tips … I’m off to Hipster play !

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