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New Tim Holtz CHRISTMAS!

Filed under Art Projects, Gift Certificates, Giveaways, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale, Tim Holtz

Before I show off the cute new artwork by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel (related to one of the new Tim Holtz items being announced today), and of course, all the cute new Christmas things: we’ve added Gift Cards to the site! Perfect for future, last-minute holiday gifting…

All I can say is: I want to see how Kristin’s house is decorated for Halloween!!

What a great trio of Halloween mini costume boxes! (Note: that guy in the middle is only 2″ x 3″.)

Here’s a bit from Kristin’s blog post:
I’m a big fan of making art in vintage Christmas ornament boxes, so when I saw these new Tim Holtz reproduction Halloween Costume Boxes, it was love at first sight. Halloween is my favorite! These small boxes look great on their own, so it doesn’t take much to create cute little Halloween decor. What fun!

For the smallest box, I covered the back of the box with orange and black scrapbook paper, black alphabet beads (boo!) and a vintage image of a girl with a pumpkin. I used foam adhesive dots to raise her up from the back. Rick rack trim and a little pumpkin was added to the box top.

I love the details on these boxes, and the fact that they look so real, despite their size. What a fun addition to my Halloween decor! These are going to look great on my mantel.

Thank you, Kristin! Note: see below in the Giveaway section for another photo (and of course, a chance to enter the Giveaway). Here’s a link to all the supplies Kristin used.

Hey, we just got the Christmas version of the Tim Holtz box lids back in stock (returning from last Fall)… Both the Halloween and Christmas versions of the box lids fit these 4 mini shadowboxes. Remember the project at left?? Kristin made that version from scrapbook paper and the Tiny Diorama Box, but there’s a very similar “Tinsel Rain” box lid in the Tim Holtz set… Note: click on that pic at left for Kristin’s tutorial.

New Products!

It’s time! All the new Tim Holtz Christmas items are here and they are sooo cute! Plus a little devil found his way into this group, too!

Christmas Repro Metal Trinket Tins – Tim Holtz

Christmas Worn Wallpaper Pad – Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Christmas Vignette Box Tops

Tim Holtz Christmastime Cling Stamp Set

Bronze Devil Charms

Tim Holtz Festive Overlay Cling Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Sepia Paper Dolls – Christmas

Tim Holtz Snippets Tiny Die-Cuts – Christmas Ephemera

Highlights from the Clearance Sale!

I’ve picked out some Clearance Sale Paper Flowers/Botanicals to highlight today — 30% off! (And a bunch of new things have been added to the clearance sale!) Note that these are from the new site: there’s still tons of goodies at great prices on the CLEARANCE SITE (50 to 80% off)! For example, here’s the Paper Flower Section…

Small Felt Flowers – Multicolor

Pink Pollen (other colors on sale, too)

Vintage Shades Paper Flowers – Pale Blue

Golden Night Wired Leaves

Hooray for the Halloween or Christmas Mini Shadowbox Giveaway!

I picked out that top box (at left) for the start of this Giveaway:
Halloween Vignette Box Tops – Tim Holtz
Mini Shadowbox – 2×3
Halloween #1 Collage Sheet
Black Alphabet Beads

Don’t forget to visit Kristin’s blog post for more tips on all the boxes.

Bonus: I’m also including the new CHRISTMAS box tops, so you could make a little scene from either holiday!

To enter the Halloween or Christmas Mini Shadowbox Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, October 19, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Halloween Accordion Book Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Christi Conley! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 18th, 2018

71 responses to “New Tim Holtz CHRISTMAS!”

  1. brian hughes says:

    wow…love the vintage Halloween costume boxes..have 8 of the full size costumes mint in box.

  2. Kathy says:

    Love, love, love these! What a fabulous and fun fall project!

  3. Heather says:

    Oh my word – these are too cute! I can’t decide which I like better…

  4. Patti Gwyn says:

    Love the Halloween boxes. Can’t wait to make one.

  5. Sherie says:

    These costume boxes would be so fun to make.
    What a great way to show off our costumes!

  6. Kim R says:

    Really fun boxes! Loads of crafty potential!

  7. Cheryl Lee says:

    These are so darn cute! I would love to make them all, I love the vintage type boxes, both Halloween and the Christmas ones!!

  8. Traci says:

    So cute love the black cats. Since I already purchased these I may have to give this a try too. >^..^<

  9. Debora L. says:

    Oh, Christmastime is coming! Fun box creations!

  10. Rebecca R. says:

    Super cute as always! Thank You!

  11. Ann F. says:

    I love the Vintage look. Really cool.

  12. M. C. Sparks says:

    Tims vignette boxes make me think of my youth:)

  13. Kee Ostler says:

    What a wonderful imagination! Both the Halloween and the Christmas boxes are adorable.

  14. Karen S says:

    That is so cute! Would go great with other Halloween items that I have.

  15. Pam B. says:

    Great product and ideas for my favorite crafting holiday!

  16. Jen R says:

    These are awesome! thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Lynne says:

    These are just so fun! I’d love to give it a go!

  18. Linda B says:

    Halloween is my favorite excuse to make decorations! I love these boxes. I don’t dare show these pictures to my sisters as they will want me to make some for them.

  19. Pauline P. says:

    I really like these box’s. So fun!

  20. DeniseHumenik says:

    Love these..remind me of my childhood…would love to indulge in the nostalgia!

  21. jackie says:

    Childhood memories….I love these boxes.

  22. KIM says:

    Vintage box tops would be really fun to decorate.
    Love anything retro.

  23. Susan Davis says:

    I love these.

  24. Deb says:

    These are awesome! What a fun project!

  25. Love Tim holtz and all this Halloween and fall stuff thanks

  26. Jo says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shadowboxes!! they are adorable!
    Would love to make something with them!

  27. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love Tim Holtz!!

  28. Angie M says:

    I want those costume boxes!

  29. Jennie Ingram says:

    Love all the vintage goodness!

  30. Winnie says:

    I absolutely love this giveaway!

  31. Susan Nelson says:

    Super fun! SO many crafting possibilities! 🙂

  32. Lorrie Koenig says:

    What an awesome giveaway. The Halloween boxes remind me of my childhood and picking out a boxed costume. What fun!
    Also the bonus of Christmas goodies ads more inspiration.

  33. Kathy Toews says:

    Christmas and halloween together! What could be better?

  34. Carol H. says:

    Perfect Halloween giveaway! Thanks.

  35. Rebecca Disher says:

    To be honest, when I first saw these boxes when they were released I thought…”Those are cool but what on earth would you do with them?” All I could envision being in them were the plastic masks that originally contained. (I was always a cat. LOL)
    I Literally had no vision. Now that I see these amazingly cool projects, inspiration has arrived! These are SO COOL!!! I love all the ephemera, cupcake pick cat etc. Truly inspiring!

  36. Deborah Thomas says:

    I love these! I enjoy making these type of boxes and this makes them so much easier. And different sizes too!

  37. Barb A says:

    Fabulously Fun! Vintage and minis, what more could you ask for!!!

  38. Nadine says:

    What neat ideas!

  39. Rhonda S says:

    So cute. I really miss those old box costumes. I hated them as a kid but now I think they are so cute.

  40. Karen S says:

    I’m all glued up doing Halloween BUT I could easily go from Orange and Black to Red and Green…

  41. Sandie says:

    Love anything Christmas.

  42. Judy Goodwin says:

    As much as I’m learning to love Halloween it still will never surpass my love of nostalgic Christmas.

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    I love these vintage looking box tops! So many things you can make!

  44. kathy sokol says:

    Oh yes please! I just gave away some Halloween decorations (darling daughter has a new house), and I NEED to make more : )

  45. Congrats Christi! Love this! Thanks for a chance to win.

  46. trudy a widner says:

    These are so cool! Love what the design team did with these. Clever!

  47. Donna Kottcamp says:

    So cute. I love the retro vibe.

  48. Kay W says:

    Hard to decide…Halloween or Christmas?

  49. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Love the new Tim Holtz products.

  50. Luanne Shoup says:

    The vintage boxes are soooo charming!

  51. Catharine McCammon says:

    Happy,Happy!! I’ll make both little boxes and tuck them into stockings for my lil’ grandbabies. Love them!

  52. Denise Bryant says:

    So many fun ideas! Love all the vintage style stuff! Great new items from Tim Holtz!

  53. Celia says:

    Cute idea…I am still consumed by Halloween

  54. Lea Cook says:

    Love the new Tim Holtz Holiday line. Can’t wait to get busy😀

  55. Gerri says:

    So darn cute! Would love to win.

  56. Debi H. says:

    Absolutely adorable!! I love shadow boxes and your creativity can really make these your own creations . I would be so happy if I won this giveaway!!

  57. Janet Turner says:

    I love the vintage holiday theme. it reminds me of my childhood MANY years ago.

  58. Cynthia Penney says:

    So stinking booeful. Since I didn’t win the big mega bucks, I can be a big winner with this wonderful giveaway

  59. Pauline Martim says:

    I love doing boxes. These would be so fun. Can’t wait for new ideas Each month.

  60. Elizabeth H. says:

    I love the Halloween boxes.

  61. Mary Mac says:

    Just love these fabulous projects.

  62. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are so retro and I love them!!

  63. Karen Crawford says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I’ve never seen such a wonderfully unique Halloween craft and I must try these immediately! Thanks again for this great opportunity, you rock!!!!

  64. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    A long time ago I got rid of old vintage Christmas ornament boxes – I regret it!! Would love to make some Halloween and Christmas faux vintage vignettes!

  65. Nancy E says:

    I am just in love with the vintage Halloween and Christmas boxes. It reminds me of my folks house growing up. Would be fun to recreate one for my own children!

  66. Carla says:

    Love these vintage boxes!

  67. Sylvia L says:

    The boxes are so unique & creative. I like the Halloween costume boxes the best, but the ornament boxes are great, too.

  68. Sheila AR says:

    These vintage boxes are some of my favorite things, and I love that they fit deeper boxes to make little 3-D scenes. My nostalgia buttons are pushed into Love Overload with these!!

  69. Simply love the Halloween and Christmas shadow
    Ideas are flowing!

  70. Randi says:

    Wow! This is really cute🎃

  71. Nelda says:

    Wow! I love these box tops. I want to make some to go with my bottle brush trees. Perfect !!