Charms for Tim Holtz Cruise Swap

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 I finally finished all my charms for the Tim Holtz Cruise charm swap.  I could have made them all the same but you know me...always up for a challenge.  I made each one different.  I think they all turned out pretty cool.  I do have a few favorites but I must say I put as much thought and attention into each and every one of them.  I am going to be a bit sad to see them go but I'm sure that the wonderful talented women that will be receiving them will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.  I have a video showing them in more detail.  And here the post where you can find a  video showing just how to make them yourself !


Jingle August 25, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

What a fun and amazing little collection! I would have a hard time letting them go, but I understand the challenge and fun of making them all unique! They are fantastic!

Christie Hund August 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM  

They were fun to make! And I am going to have a hard time letting them go! I am sure I will be making more of them in the future to add to my projects. :)

Shelly Schmidt August 25, 2011 at 8:18 AM  

Wow- you have been very busy!!! What a fabulous collection!!!

con10t777 August 25, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Great job--your wire wrapping of the gear produced a cool effect! Thanks for sharing!

Deb in WI

Karen August 25, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

These are wonderful Christie: I'm very envious of the ladies who'll receive them: They are sure to love them.

Barb Urbassik aka Stampenstein August 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

Too much fun!

Christy August 25, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

Love the Kitty cameo appearances, lol.

What are you using to coat the paper, they look great and arent sticky like some of the stuff ive tried.


Bunnyfreak August 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

These look awesome.

Laura August 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

Beautiful charms.

Please Christy would you tell me, but did you use glossy accents to adhere everything to the clear fragments? And is the embossed metal on the back a pop can??

Thanks for the inspiration...beautiful.

Unknown August 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

I really love these. My fragments do not have the holes so have to get my thinking cap on. Enjoy the cruise, I will look forward to a report and photos.

Carol C

shari August 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

What a great bunch of charms, I wish I were going on the cruise just to get a charm. HA! Your metal that is embossed, is it metal tape or a pop can? Would love to try it. Shari (cricutrookie)

Carol W. August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM  

WOW fabulous job on all the charms - the recipients of those beautiful charms are lucky - Love the last one and the wmbossed crown on TFS
GIVEAWAY - in progress here:

Julie August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

These are awesome! How fun that you made each one different. I'd have a heard time letting them go,!!

Have a wonderful time on the cruise. I'm just a bit jealous. I missed getting a reservation by one day...all because my friend couldn't make up her mind about going! Next time I'm going to make a reservation by myself...especially since I'm a part of ATT and "know" so many people now. :)

Lillian August 25, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

Fabulous Christy!! Love all of them...
I will share your blog with my yahoo group
if you dont mind....
thanks for all the inspiration

Ginny August 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM  

I rarely comment but I love your videos and really appreciate the time you took to show each of the charms. Thanks so much for taking all the time to do all of your videos. I live in a small town and it often feels like I'm getting to take a craft class when I visit your blog.

Toni August 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

OMG Christie... what lucky ladies!!!! these are all so charming (pun intended)...I hope to go on his cruise next year (God willing) Very very creative !

JavaSioux August 26, 2011 at 12:51 AM  

I would also like to know how you attached the metal to the fragment.

Beautiful little works of art!!!

Sharon August 26, 2011 at 1:46 AM  

These charms are fantastic Christie!!!!

Unknown August 26, 2011 at 7:56 AM  


As everyone else has said, these are gorgeous. I would love more details as well. I heard you mention Ten Second Studio metal. Is that what you used on all of them? We all want to know what adhesive you used. Some of the bloggers list the products they used below the photos. It would be great if you could do that.


Joanne August 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

How many of these book marks are you making? I admire your dedication to your goal. Can't wait to see your next bunch

Anonymous August 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

They are beautiful! Love the variety.
Christine O.

Bast August 27, 2011 at 6:02 AM  

These are adorable. Love them! I am thinking these are a great way for me to use my scraps and xtra little embellies. They would be perfect for cards, layouts, mini's etc. TFS


myska August 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM  

You always inspire me! Thanks for sharing! I think there are some very lucky cruisers who will receive these!

paddy August 27, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

I love how you did the back of each of your charms - how exactly did you do that ?

Shirley September 6, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

I love the charms, Christie. I would have a hard time parting with them as well. I look forward to seeing them when we get together. This is going to be a fun-packed cruise.

Anonymous September 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

Christy, I love these charms, how did you attach the extras? I mean the beads and other things? I want to make these and want to pick up what I need at HL.

badgersue February 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM  

These are really beautiful, Christie. What did you use to put the beads and other items on with (like the keys and word tags)?

Unknown February 27, 2018 at 9:26 PM  

Hi do you offer tutorials for the charms and other stuff?

Thanks Al

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