3 Chaps Coffee Company | Tim Holtz 2023 Sizzix Everyday Release

Coffee lovers unite! I'm a huge coffee lover myself, so when I saw the Papercut Cafe Die set from the Tim Holtz 2023 Sizzix Everyday Release, the creative ideas began to brew!

Those ideas turned into this 3 Chaps Coffee Company Framed Panel that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 YouTube Live. To create this panel I used a combination of the new dies, one of the new embossing folders, along with an older Alphanumeric set and a stencil. To learn all the details on how this came together, grab yourself a cup, sit back and continue the scroll.


3 Chaps Coffee Company Framed Panel by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Gentlemen Thinlits, Alphanumeric Emporium, Papercut Cafe Thinlits and Dotted Embossing Folder

To get started, I used the Tim Holtz Framed Panel as my base. I applied a thin layer of Black Soot Acrylic Paint to the frame and sanded it lightly to reveal the wood beneath. I then took the base, measured it and cut a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper to the same size.

I placed the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencils on the paper and applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink through the stencil using a blending brush. I moved the stencil around to create splatters across the entire background. Next, I ink blended the edges of the paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, making sure to leave the area toward the center with minimal to no ink. I then used Distress Collage Medium to adhere the stenciled background to the base and then adhered the frame.

Next, up I die cut the 3 Chaps from Black Kraft Stock using the Gentlemen Thinlits Die Set. I then placed each one into the Dotted Embossing Folder and ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss the paper making sure to place each one onto a different area of the embossing folder so they would each have a slightly different embossed design. To add some interest, I very lightly sanded over the embossed design to reveal the kraft paper core.

For the coffee cups, I used the Papercut Cafe Thinlits Die Set. I cut out one of each of the five different cup designs using textured cardstock. Before I die cut the pieces, I ran the paper through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker which applies adhesive to the backside of the paper. I then die cut the various pieces. Once the paper is cut, all you have to do is peel and stick to assemble the die cuts. This makes assembling these more detailed die cuts a breeze! Tim has mentioned using a Xyron machine to do this and I'll admit to not seeing the need for it. However, as a little Christmas present to myself, I purchased one. Now that I've tried it and realized how much time it saves (as compared to applying liquid adhesive to those tiny pieces) AND the frustration it alleviates, I am SOLD! It's definitely a great tool for applying adhesive to small layered die cuts and something I'll be using going forward when working with small layered die cuts.

Now onto the title. As I was assembling the gentlemen and coffee cups the name 3 Chaps AKA Gentlemen came to me and I was sold! I used the Alphanumeric Bold to cut out 3 Chaps from Black Kraft Stock and from Distress Kraft Heavystock and you guessed it, I used my Xyron Create-A-Sticker! I layered them to give the letters a little more dimension. I then used the new Alphanumeric Emporium to cut out Coffee Co and yep....I used the Xyron Create-A-Sticker on this as well. For this part, I cut out the letters from Distress Kraft Heavystock keeping the negative pieces and then a second time from Black Kraft Stock keeping only the letter. Having the adhesive on them made the assembly so fast and easy!

3 Chaps Coffee Company Framed Panel by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Gentlemen Thinlits, Alphanumeric Emporium, Papercut Cafe Thinlits and Dotted Embossing Folder

Well there you have it! I hope you enjoyed learning out my 3 Chaps Coffee Company Framed Panel came together and that you got some inspiration on how to use some of the new dies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Release.


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