Tim Holtz Christmas Flip Frame!

Happy Christmas-time! Nice to have you joining us on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! I’m sharing a super fun home decor project today, made with Tim Holtz supplies. It’s a project I’ve been wanting to make for a long time, and I’m really excited to share it with you. I used the fabulous Tim Holtz Flip Frame to make a Christmas decoration piece for our fireplace mantle. For this project I had ink and paint and stamps and ribbon flying everywhere! I hope that I will inspire you to make a project like this too.


Almost every piece of this project has yummy Rock Candy Distress Glitter on it! I used the Holiday Greens Dies to cut out bunches of holly and pine boughs for decorating my piece. Here you can see I dyed my own Crinkle Ribbon and added a Snowflake charm for a little accent in the corner. This photo also shows a close up of how the frame and stand came out.


These Trophy Antlers are awesome! I glittered the antlers with Distress Glitter. Here is a close up of the ‘festive’ charm and the Holiday Knits Die cut. This project can be whatever you want it to be! Clean and Simple, or lots of layers. Just have fun with it and experiment. The frame holds a piece of paper that is 3.25 x 5 inches so it’s really like making a card! I crammed a lot of good stuff in that small space. I stamped my sentiment with the Mini Handwritten Holidays stamp set and edged the label with Distress Ink and a sponge.


I used the Small Talk – Occasions stickers pack for the black and white strip at the bottom. The rest is bits and pieces of papers cut from the Yuletide Paper Pad.


The frame comes out of the box silver – and it’s very pretty. For my frame, I felt like I wanted warm gold tones. So, I took some Ranger Gold Paint and randomly put the paint over the silver frame just using my fingers. I dried the paint with my heat tool and then rubbed some off. The end result is a frame that is silver and gold. I also took some Spray Stain and ‘speckled’ the frame and the stand. I die cut my Holiday Greens dies from watercolor paper and inked them with beautiful shades of green Distress Inks. Then I added loads of Rock Candy Distress Glitter. Glitter makes everything better!


In this photo collage you can see my stamping and the bottom piece of paper – which is plaid. I adhered the paper to a piece of chipboard to give it some more weight. I glittered the antlers and inked both pieces of them. I added glitter to the Pine Bough that went around the trophy. The flip Frame comes with rings to place your piece together. I chose to use some metallic ribbon because I liked the extra touch of shimmer. There is no end to the possibilities with this project!


The rest of the photos show some close ups of the different elements.




I love anything that looks vintage for Christmas! No one does that better than our friend Tim Holtz. I love that he gives us so many products to mix and match together and release our own creativity. Have a wonderful day!


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  1. Wanda, you have made so many amazing projects over the years, I have to agree with you, this may be the best one yet – truly stunning!!!! I love it : -) TFS

  2. Amazing project. The flip frames are really neat. I wish they made one for the 8″x8″ recipe cards that we swap. They used to have the page protectors that you could re-order too. They were made by Recollections. I can’t find them anywhere. Must be discontinued.
    Anyways, great project.

  3. So pretty. A very nice keepsake. Tim does have very cool products, and you did a great job using them. Thank you.

  4. Love your project! Anything that Tim makes is so easy to make look good for any of our projects!! Thanks for sharing how you put your frame together.

  5. Wanda your frame is so beautiful! I love the vintage feel and the glittery touches throughout! Wonderful use of these products by Tim!!!! Thanks for always inspiring me to try new things! Your creativity is a joy!!!!

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