new 2014 products – idea-ology…


we had a great time at the rubber stamp show in carson, california this past weekend.  thanks to everyone who stopped by to watch the demos, and say hello.  it was lots of fun as always, and i’m looking forward to coming back in november…

so with the start of a new week, it’s time to see another new product release for 2014 – new idea-ology vellum!  capture the beauty of nature with the antique designs in the wallflower vellum stash.  the botanical prints partnered with the translucency of the vellum make for a unique effect for layering or adding embellishments to a project.  also new, are the thrift shop and expedition ephemera packs back in a brand new way.  transpose the vellum shapes on any surface to evoke curiosity of old time tales.  let your creativity run wild with the endless possibilities found in this new imagery – all products are shipping now…

today i wanted to share one of my favorite features of vellum, it’s translucency, so here’s a tutorial using my 3D luminary die from sizzix.


supplies: wallflower vellum stash, wallflower paper stash, 3D luminary die, metal foil tape, distress paint/pitch black, 1/8″ wonder tape, glossy accents, scissors, craft pick, vagabond, battery tea light

DSC00475step 1: cover two 6″x12″ pieces of wallflower paper stash with metal foil tape.

DSC00476step 2: die cut both pieces using the 3D luminary die.

DSC00477step 3: antique the foil tape by applying a thin layer of distress paint.

DSC00478step 4: while the paint is wet, lightly wipe away excess paint to distress.  repeat for all die cut pieces.

DSC00479step 5: apply a 1/8″ strip of wonder tape to all tabs of the die cut shapes as shown.

DSC00480step 6: begin folding all pieces of  die cut shapes following the score lines.

DSC00482select a sheet of vellum from the wallflower vellum stash.

DSC00483step 7: cut four pieces of vellum to fit inside the backs of the windows in the die as shown.

DSC00484step 8: apply a small amount of glossy accents inside the back of the window frame, and adhere cut piece of vellum inside the luminary.

DSC00485step 9: repeat for all four panels of the luminary.

DSC00486step 10: remove the red line of the wonder tape and begin adhering panels together.

DSC00487step 11: remove liners of all pieces of tape along each edge to secure the top and bottom areas together.

DSC00488step 12: continue forming and adhering panels together.

DSC00489step 13: once all panels are adhered together, fold over the top panel pieces as shown.

DSC00490step 14: remove the red line of the tape and adhere triangle pieces together to form rooftop.

DSC00491step 15: repeat for both parts of the roof top as shown.

DSC00492step 16: insert the points of the rooftop in to the corners of the luminary and apply dots of glossy accents to secure.  let dry.

DSC00493step 17: create the base by folding in flaps and secure with red line tape.

DSC00494step 18: place battery tea light on to base.

DSC00495step 19: place finished luminary on top of tea light to illuminate.

to continue to spark your curiosity of the new vellum surfaces, i’ve teamed up with more creative friends to share in the versatility of creating with this great new surface.  be sure to check out their blogs throughout the week to see tutorials on the various possibilities and inspiration of the new idea-ology vellum – enjoy…t!m

tuesday 7/15: paula cheney
wednesday 7/16: mou saha
thursday 7/17: richele christensen
friday 7/18: tammy tutterow

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290 Comments to “new 2014 products – idea-ology…”

  1. Angelica Chambers says:

    Love love love this luminary, Tim!!!! Oh my it is lovely! The new vellum is exciting to see! Can’t wait to get my hands on some! Oh…. The possibilities…

  2. Julia Aston says:

    Love the vellum paper! and your lantern is gorgeous Tim!

  3. ruby t says:

    You continue to raise the bar of creativity and great products. Vellum is one of my favorites and this collection is an all-time winner!

  4. Anja says:

    So beautiful, love it <3

  5. sharon l-s says:

    Cool Luminary I think Alcohol inks are begging to be used on the foil tfs
    everything show so far are must have’s

  6. Rosann says:

    MR. TIM HOLTZ you keep me broke LOL … HAPPY but broke 🙂
    I’ve always loved vellum and the wall paper stash is one of my favorites… this lantern is amazing ( I’ve been trying to talk myself out of that die every since it came out… I love it but there were other things I wanted and I could not have both) … NOW I NEED that die !!!

  7. WilmaB says:

    W O W !!!! Love it, need that die and the vellum!

  8. Wonderful project! The vellum is gorgeous! xxx

  9. I love this idea , you are both so creative….

  10. Samantha Reed says:

    Great project! It would be a wonderful way to decorate a table or make a garland…thanks Tim!

  11. Tona says:

    Oooh, this looks interesting.

  12. Ohh my goodness my mind is going 100 miles an hour
    On all the things I could create with this. Wow!! Love it!!

  13. Céline says:

    Wow, the vellum is a musthave for me!! I love it!!

  14. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    Love it, love it, LOVE it!!!
    I’ve had the lantern die, for a little while, now. I keep looking over at it, trying to catch a glimpse of inspiration…well, thank you very MUCH! You just pointed me in a direction for the holidays, actually!!! I need to get my chores done and go into the craft room for a session of FUN!!!

  15. amy in Texas says:

    Beautiful vellum and another amazing product.

  16. theCook says:

    Great luminary! That vellum looks wonderful!

  17. Patti Henry says:

    Lovely lantern!! I adore the new vellums and I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks Tim 🙂

  18. What a stunning lantern that was made using those amazing products.

  19. Shirley Hall says:

    Great tutorial! Looks like it would be fun to make. Love that velum!

  20. Gail Bales says:

    WOW!!! Oh my gosh, you just keep coming up with amazing stuff! Thanks for the tutorial with the velum-I love it!
    Gail in Oklahoma

  21. butterfly says:

    How stunning is that?! What a brilliant stroke to produce those beautiful papers as vellum, and what a wonderful summer garden lantern you’ve created with them – amazing inspiration… can’t wait for the rest of the week!
    Alison x

  22. donna russell says:

    wow this is so awesome I can see so many possibities. thanks for sharing

  23. Anne R says:

    The vellums are beautiful and I love how you used them in the luminary…

  24. You make it look so easy!! This project is so very lovely!

  25. Fun stuff! Fabulous use for printed vellum!

  26. lucyg says:

    I love this project. Thank you! Now I need the die for sure!

  27. Antonia says:

    Just the sort of inspiration I need! I’ve had the luminary die for sometime so no more excuses !! Thanks Tim for another brilliant idea and product range xx

  28. Sue W. says:

    Leave it to you to ‘re-introduce the wonder of vellum! I still use mine and live it. Can’t wait to see your new line.

  29. Eva R. says:

    I LOVE this vellum collection!!! And, the lantern project is just out of this world, thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Mary Jane W says:

    The new vellum is just so beautiful!

  31. jj Meyer says:

    Love, love both the die and the vellum! Can’t wait!

  32. Ruth L says:

    I must try that vellum! It looks amazing!

  33. Michelle Salazar says:


  34. Cindy Flynn says:

    What a beautiful idea. I’m working on centerpiece ideas for my sons wedding, this looks like something that would add a great touch,. They wanted lamps. I have a year, think it could make enough in time… Thanks for the idea and new products.

  35. Caroline says:

    Wow, what a beautiful luminary!!! 🙂

  36. oh that is beautiful.. so now i need the vellum AND the die 😀

  37. What a fun new product! Thanks for the tutorial on the luminary – I have the die but haven’t used it yet. Now I have the perfect inspiration!

  38. Karin says:

    Beautiful, I love vellum!

  39. Shirley Smith says:

    love it. I have always liked working with vellum. so I need some of this vellum paper for sure.

  40. Candy says:

    This was really fascinating! I am looking forward to all of the tutorials. Thank you.

  41. Kavi Coulson says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Hope Ted has some of this vellum at the Winston-Salem, NC show this coming weekend!
    Thanks for sharing another great tutorial for using the vellum to make the lantern.
    Kavi Coulson

  42. Love the idea of this lantern, can’t wait for these vellum sheets!!

  43. Barbara Albrecht says:

    OOOOOO…LOVE the new vellum papers!!

  44. Cim Allen says:

    Beautiful !! Glad to see vellum making a come back !!

  45. VELLUM!!! An old time favorite! These new products are great!!!

  46. Leslie Kiley says:

    Fabulous!!! Love vellum and the sheer factor! Your new goodies make me so happy!

  47. stick says:

    I love using vellum, what a great addition to the idea-ology line!!

  48. Arlene Plastine says:

    I love the vellum printed paper stack. I can’t wait til I can get it!
    Thanks for this new product.

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