Studio L3 Grungy Monday - Happy Birthday Tim Holtz

Sir Tim is having a birthday on January 7th, and the challenge at Studio L3-Grungy Monday is to make him a birthday card. I know he loves vintage things so I created this card with a set of stamps by Crafty Secrets titled "Office 101"

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I stamped the office images with TH Pumice Stone distress ink on the ruled paper layer, and Ranger Archival Black for the typewriter which is fussy cut and mounted on foam tape to pop it up. To give the appearance of loose leaf paper, I punched two holes on the edge with my 1/4" hole punch.  I also used TH Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Walnut Stain to distress the paper, ticket, typewriter and edges.

One of Tim's clips, brads and a paper clip help to give the card a masculine feeling. The punched edge of the printed paper is an EK Success border punch.

After I finished the card and went back to Studio L3 to get the link to post this, I noticed the rules said that we were supposed to use Stamper's Anonymous stamps (which makes sense because they are designed by Tim).  I have used one of Tim's ticket stamps, so I hope this stamp along with his other products qualifies my card.



Studio L3 - Grungy Monday - Happy Birthday Tim Holtz

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Something old, something new (new Crafty Secrets stamps, old - EK success punch

Gingersnap Creations #133 - Use a set or line of stamps (Crafty Secrets "Office 101" -

Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Use new stash  (Crafty Secrets stamps)


  1. This is so cool and so Tim! I think he will love it! I love the image of the typewriter...haven't seen that one yet! Wonderful job!!!

  2. What a wonderful card--LOVE that typewriter! Beautiful work! :)

  3. Beautiful, vintage inspired card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  4. LOVE the typewriter adn I bet Tim will too! Great card.

  5. Love this card Sharon so creative so vintage and so Tim .

  6. I love love the typewriter and the vintage feel to your card, a beauty. I celebrate my birthday on the same day so had to join in LOL. Tracy x x

  7. Gorgeous vintage style card, just right for Sir Tim. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time

  8. Hi Sharon. Beautiful card for Tim! Love the vintage feel of it! <3 Candy

  9. Very nice card. Love the whole vintage feel of it.

  10. Fantastic stamping - love your card!

  11. Love this! The edging, the clip holding it all together... a wonderful card!

  12. I love the metallic embellishments with the brown and tan color scheme! The typewriter sentiment is great too!!

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  13. What a wonderful card. Love the design and images you used. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  14. Hi Sharon, gorgeous card, I love the stamps you've used. Thanks for joining us at FSC and good luck
    Claire xx

  15. This is just too cool and so perfect for Tim! Love that old typewriter! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  16. A wonderful birthday card and perfect for Sir T!m.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  17. Beautiful! I love Tim's stuff, too. You've really captured the Tim-ness of it all with these vintage elements!