Feb 05 2019

Creativations 2019 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Giveaway

Published by at 7:00 am under Stampers Anonymous,tim holtz

Hello!  Welcome to our Creativations 2019 Blog Hop!

I’d like to share one of the card samples that I created for Stampers Anonymous.  But first, I want to take the time to thank the people at Creativations for being so kind and so inspiring… here are just a few pictures that I took of some of the people I got to spend time with!

First off…. “The Boss”…. aka #meBoo.  Thank you Tim Holtz for allowing me to be a part of the team.  Thank you for continually inspiring me both creatively and in life!  (and thanks to the person that took this photo during her Make and Take)  This is where I hung out making a beautiful necklace from the Assemblage Line.

And it was so much fun spending time with these folks:


(and yet there were so many people I didn’t get a chance to take a photo with! ugh!)

Well, back to my card sample…. for those that know me, I loooooove interactive cards.

(click to see the hat move up and down…)


To create this card, stamp the image of the professor low enough to make room for the hat…

I don’t know if its the stamp…. or the new Distress Archival ink…. (probably a mix of both), but the image comes out so crisp and clean… in just one shot!  (I neeeeeed these archival inks in ALL of the distress colors! 😉 )

I then used Eclipse masking tape to create a mask of the professor and covered the him so that I could stamp the beautiful fragment stamps for the background.

I usually feel like it looks like such a mess before the mask is removed…


But once it does, and you ink up the edge, you really see it start to come through…


Then comes the fun part…. I’m not very good with an craft knife…. so I chose to use my paper trimmer.  You need a slit above the man that is about .25 inches wide.  And I make it as tall as the hat needs to move….

I also cut out a piece of cardstock that will act as the mechanism to move the hat up and down.  I punched a hole and added some jute so that it will be easy to move the cardstock up and down.


Now you want to line up that cardstock behind your image.  Add a piece of dimensional to the bottom of the “track”.  This is where you will attach the hat.  The dimensional will give the hat just enough room off the main image to be able to move up and down.

To keep the cardstock from flopping around and to keep it on the track, i used mounting tape to surround the cardstock.  Don’t make it so close so that the brown cardstock can’t move…. but you don’t want it too loose to where the cardstock may go “off course”.

Then, you just assemble your card… and just like that, you have an interactive card.

Kath Stewart is up next…. and her card had my jaw dropping… so happy to have been able to see it in person!



We have a few prizes to give away just leave a comment on the blogs before midnight PST February 9th for a chance to win!

Winners will be announced on February 10th from the different blogs!


Here is the creative line up….. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a great chance of winning! 🙂

Here is the creative line up…..

Richele Christensen

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200 Responses to “Creativations 2019 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Giveaway”

  1. […] Smith Cathie Parreco Cheiron Brandon Debi Adams Emma Williams Jan Hobbins Jennalee Anderson Joy Kennedy Kath Stewart Mae Nazareth Mou Saha Paula Cheney  Richele Christensen Stacy Hutchinson Tami […]

  2. AliceM in OKC says:

    I love interactive cards — wonderful example

  3. Wendy Baysa says:

    So clever, Joy! I love your interactive cards and this one just moved to the #1 spot! 🙂

  4. This is a stroke of genius! The Dapper man got even dapperer 😉

  5. Rosetta Jenkins says:

    TU Joy for the whimsy! Also the tutorial is very clear. I love the hat moving up and down. TFS your slider mechanism. I love the top hat on Mr. Dapper. Well done, Joy!

  6. Macarena says:

    Oh my! This is so cool! What a surprise with the moving hat! Great and such a creative idea. I love the vintage stamping on the background, too.

  7. barbara says:

    Oh my! genius! this card is fantastic, your idea is fantastic! love it! barbara

  8. Simona Rebecchi says:

    Wow Joy…that a beautiful, vintage card! I love the ‘Professor’ stamp set and can’t wait to get my hands on it! The interactive bit is brilliant and very interesting… thank you so much! Hugs.

  9. Tracy Evans says:

    Gorgeous vintage piece. The backdrop is perfect for your focal image. ❤️❤️

  10. Anne R says:

    Joy, I remember Tim showing this fabulous interactive card in one of his videos – it was such a clever idea on your part, it just makes me smile. Thanks so much for sharing the ‘how to’. I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Suzanne says:

    Love this idea!
    Love the stamp set! (it’s on my wish list lol!)

  12. kath stewart says:

    this was one of my favourite cards on the booth Joy, I always love your interactive cards and it was a brilliant idea to make the Professor’s hat move up and down and thank you for your kind words my friend, lots of love kath xxx

  13. Phoebe Pereda says:

    😍😍😍 I ADORE this card! I love how you made it Inter-active! What a fabulous idea!!! I think interactive cards are so fun but only ever see theim cutesy so glad you shared. Wheels are spinin’! Thanks for the inspiration! 💖 phoebe

  14. Faith says:

    Oh that is so clever! Thank you for sharing this tutorial, you make it look so easy 🙂

  15. Sheila says:

    Such a great masculine card. Publish more, you are very talented!! Thank you!!

  16. Megan Swain says:

    I love this and appreciate the masculine card as most of mine are very feminine. Thank you so much for sharing your work!

  17. Sarah Dott says:

    I love this card! The slider is so clever! Amazing!

  18. Denaha J Doss says:

    I just love this dapper fellow! Beautiful job and great to see a more masculine card. TFS!

  19. Gina S. says:

    Love, Love Love this! The simplicity of it, but yet interactive element is so fun! Great idea!

  20. Wow this blog hop is over the top. This piece is awesome. What a great card and I love how you shared it with us. Thanks so much

  21. joy meadows says:

    Love this interactive card, Joy! And, the background stamping is so cool, too.

  22. Teri Wilson says:

    What a great card! Love the interactive element!

  23. Emilia Sieradzan says:

    This card makes me smile! What a fantastic idea! thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  24. Lee Ann Parrish says:

    Love the tutorial on making interactive!

  25. Tammy Collins says:

    Cool. Thanks for sharing

  26. Lori Roberson says:

    Great job, I love when a piece is interactive. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  27. Deb Riddell says:

    Joy, this is so fabulous, adore how you made the mechanism to raise his hat, what a fabulous idea! I have this stamp set on order and I can hardly wait to get it, thank you so much for this amazing inspiration, Deb xo

  28. Beverly Sager says:

    How fun is this?! Great card.

  29. Karen says:

    Great tutorial and very cool interactive card Joy! I just love it so much!
    Thank you for sharing! <3 <3

  30. Cindy says:

    Oooh! A new technique. Can’t wait to make an interactive card.

  31. You ALWAYS make the best interactive cards. Hats off to you, I love it! Great masking technique too! Thank you so much for sharing your card.

  32. Amy Brislen says:

    I thought this was so clever when we saw it during the sneak peaks and your tutorial gives just the right amount of detailed how-to. I am so happy to see your work! I sneak a peak at your blog every few weeks hoping to see something from you and it’s finally paid off. Please share more; you’re a treasure!

  33. Carole Thibault says:

    I love you interactive card … thank you for your inspiration!.

  34. Desiree House says:

    The movable hat matches the whimsy of this stamp perfectly!

  35. Pamm Blanton says:

    This is a great card, so creative, thanks for sharing

  36. Karen R. says:

    Love this, such fun layering, and I love the top hat!

  37. LIZ DAVIS says:

    Thanks for sharing a technique for an interactive card. I love doing them. they are so fun.

  38. I smiled when I saw the flip up of the hat, but the technique that I will most likely use is the background. You taught me something new. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  39. Rosann Barnes says:

    Hahaha… the professor tips his hat !! Only you Joy ! This is great; thanks for the tutorial !

  40. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    Awww!!! Your is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  41. Rosalie Johnson says:

    Just love this stamp and can’t wait to get my hands on it. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  42. So fun! Love that stamp and the background is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

  43. Phyllis Olson says:

    Such a creative card. Thanks so much for sharing.

  44. Kaz says:

    This is just so much fun!! Love love love xx

  45. Kari says:

    What a great masculine card. Thank you.

  46. Theresa Petermann says:

    fun vintage project. thanks as always for sharing.

  47. Judy says:

    Clever, clever, clever. I hope you don’t mind if we use your card as inspiration, it certainly has inspired me. (I accidentally left this comment on the wrong post, but that was a great post as well.)

  48. MaryJane Wilkins says:

    This is such a fun, interactive project!

  49. kathy tucker says:

    That hat moving just makes me smile and I love how you used the fragment stamp to create your background!

  50. kathy tucker says:

    One question for you…. Can you share a picture the make and take necklace? Inquiring minds would love to see it!

  51. Reah Feiertag says:

    Love your project.

  52. Love this interactive card with the Professor and his hat! Cool background, too! The word band has the perfect words to go along with this dapper guy!Thank you for sharing your inspiration and the tutorial!

  53. Joy, you had me at the “Professor” lol – love the simplicity of your project.

  54. Nancy says:

    Joy, I love all of the interactive cards you’ve made and this one is no exception! I think everyone is enthralled with the professor stamp! It will certainly be exciting to see how everyone interprets it. Thanks for the details and inspiration for this card, love it!

  55. Kathryn Frantz says:

    So creative! I love this stamp. He looks like some of the pictures I have of my grandfather, who was born in Denmark. Thank you for making him come to life!

  56. Kathleen says:

    I love interactive cards…so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  57. Jess says:

    Joy, you need to teach a class just on your cool interactive cards. They are all so stinking cool!

  58. Lisa says:

    That hat lifting up made me chuckle.

  59. ann b says:

    Your interactive cards are always so amazing, I love your creativity. I really appreciate you sharing your techniques, you make it seem like second nature. Thank you so much for your fun approach and making the magic happen.

  60. Donna Nuce says:

    Loved the moveable hat! Thanks for a chance to win.

  61. Sherry T. says:

    Such fun!!! Once you make the first one, interactive cards get easier to make, and are a great surprise to the person receiving it…

  62. Jennie says:

    I can’t wait to try this out. So clever.

  63. Judy Hodgerson says:

    This is so creative and gorgeous. I gotta try it!

  64. Susie A. says:

    Thank you for creating a versatile masculine item. It’s nice to be inspired as what we could create if we put on our thinking caps. Thank you.

  65. K East says:

    So very clever and fun.

  66. Jo Kirkbright says:

    This card blows the top (hat) off interaction – such a great tutorial on how to keep it gliding correctly too 🙏😍

  67. Cheryl says:

    What a nice piece you made for this hop. Love the background too! Great fun.

  68. Becky Smith says:

    I’ve never tried an interactive card before – great idea!

  69. Lynn Milewski says:

    So adorable!! Love it being an interactive card! Thank you for sharing!

  70. Nancy Dempsey says:

    I love interactive cards, so thanks for such clear instructions.
    A tip of the hat to such a fun card!

  71. Bobbi Beech says:

    Joy, I love that you are the queen of interactive cards! This one is so cute! Always that Tim gets such a kick out of your cards 😍

  72. Judy lucas says:

    Wasn’t sure I liked/ wanted this stamp but the more I see the more I like.

  73. Mary Matthys says:

    I love the card!

  74. Barb S says:

    I always love looking at your cards. Mine never turn out quite as elegantly, but I try! I can’t wait to get the Professor stamp, and I agree–all the archivals! I love archival ink, and can’t wait to have distress colors. Thanks for sharing your card up close and for posting the photos. I think I enjoy how much all my favorite designers and crafters seem to care about each other and like being together.

  75. Peggy Westrom says:

    Beautiful,planning on getting this stamp,love that guy.

  76. Barbara says:

    The interactive hat 🎩 is so much fun! I love the wallpaper in the background, too.

  77. Lisa Angel says:

    Amazing and fun!

  78. Lisa Hoel says:

    I LOVE the interactive hat! Bravo! It was so neat to meet you in person at the show too Joy. =)

  79. Sioux says:

    Brilliant paper manipulation…very cool
    xoxo Sioux

  80. Cindy says:

    Joy, your interactive cards are always so cool! Great job, it was great to see you at Creativation. Always so much fun catching up.

  81. Tona says:

    Love it! So clever.

  82. Ulla-Britt Söderberg says:

    Absolute lovet it, this i will try.

  83. kathleen zweers-best says:


  84. Absolutely love this card. I love the way you created the background. Thank you for sharing! Warmest creative wishes.

  85. Christina H. Petersen says:

    I absolutely love your take on the professor! That background is perfect for this guy. 🙂

  86. Megan McDonald says:

    Great idea. Very cool card.

  87. Hats off to your design 🙂 I love the idea of this movable hat!!! Awesome!!!

  88. Anne Dwyer says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this – I was hoping yours would be one of the cards shown when I saw it on Tim’s video round up. Fantastic job!

  89. Lynn stevens says:

    Must have been amazing to attend the show. Love your card.

  90. Louise Hodge says:

    Gorgeous, such a clever idea with the hat, love it. Thanks for sharing!

  91. Roxanne L. Pafundi says:

    Wow….nice use of these stamps! love the layout picture!

  92. Elly Booij says:

    Beautiful creation. Love this stamps.

  93. anneke de vries says:

    So super, I love how you used this stamp, greetings Anneke

  94. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! What a wonderful project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  95. Jenny Shepherd says:

    Fab project, love it x

  96. Amy Tsuruta says:

    This is so FUN. Love the interactive design!

  97. Zoe Hillman says:

    Not only do you take the best selfies, but you make the best cards. I tip my hat to you… 😉
    This card was one of my faves and love the interactive feature, SO clever. Thanks for including me in your picture wall, it was so great to spend time with you at the show. #sisterfromanothermister <3

  98. Pamela Palm says:

    Suck a great stamp and a great way to use it!

  99. Deenie says:

    Love it! I wasn’t sure I wanted this stamp set til now! 🙂

  100. Christine Welch says:

    Super fun! Love this card💖

  101. Dee Earnshaw says:

    super card -m LOVE the background – thanks for sharing:)

  102. Jennifer Durand says:

    Holy cow, this is so stinkin’ clever! What inspiration! Thanks to this blog hop for introducing me to your blog. I will definitely be back!

  103. Holly S. says:

    LOVE it ALL..and super fun idea!!!

  104. Wow! What a fabulous idea! Love it! Love this stamp set too.

  105. Stefi says:

    A brilliant idea the interactive hat, I love this beautiful card! I am waiting impatiently for the release of these stamps!

  106. Helen Jastrab says:

    I love the card, especially the moving hat. Thanks

  107. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love that he is interactive.
    Raising and lowering the hat
    is a fun idea. thanks for

  108. Suzette says:

    Great job! I love the masking!

  109. Becky Partan says:

    This is so much fun. I love the interactive aspect. Thanks for sharing.

  110. Jan says:

    Love this interactive card! So creative and fun! Love your masked background too!

  111. KimC says:

    Such a clever creative project. I love that the hat comes up. Thanks for sharing.

  112. Rhonda says:

    Thanks for sharing. Hat’s off to you!

  113. Deb J says:

    Well, what a great idea. I really like interactive cards. Thanks for sharing.

  114. Noreen says:

    A delightful project! Love that the hat moves!

  115. Amanda says:

    A terrific card isng one of my fave stampset of this year’s release . Love how you have give it an interactive feature – such a cool idea that gives the finished card its own personality . Love it . Tfs x

  116. What a fun card. love the hat and being interactive is fabulous!

  117. Cindy says:

    How clever you are Joy! The interactive card is great.

  118. Bobbi Smith says:

    I love this card SO much Joy, the slider hat is genius! I think I’m gonna start calling you the Interactive Card Queen, you rock! xxx

  119. Sharron Moerke says:

    Hats off to you (pun intended…lol) for a super fun card!!!! Love it!!!!

  120. Julia Aston says:

    This is just SO fun with the interactive hat! Love the background stamping for your vintage image!

  121. christine Kaminski says:

    What a wonderfully fun card! I have never made any with moving parts but it is now on my list of “to do’s”!! thanks for the great directions!

  122. So clever, thank you for sharing how it was made.

  123. Darlene Fellows says:

    Love the interactive aspect of this card. Thanks for the info on the new Distress Archival Ink. 🙂

  124. Zoe Taylor says:

    So like seeing mechanism on cards . This is brilliant

  125. Wow, how cool is that card! So cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  126. vicki follett says:

    vicki in MD – wow – this is fabulous. Love anytime you can make a card interactive. That professor is a hoot and the background you created is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  127. julie b says:

    Love it! Thank you for the video and fun card…..now I need to go shopping. LOL!

  128. Jeanne Beam says:

    What an awesome interactive card. Wonderful design.
    Thanks for sharing…

  129. Janetta Zeimetz says:

    So cool! I love the look of the background stamp and that the hat moves up and down! Great job.

  130. Pat Holcomb aka The Ink Tinkerer says:

    Giggle, giggle. Love it. Such an imaginative use of those stamps!

  131. Deborah Cox says:

    Very clever way to make an interactive card, TFS!

  132. Peggy Joyce says:

    Interesting piece…..creative.

  133. Eydie says:

    I’m in love with that stamp, great job!

  134. Julie Draewell says:

    Love the card thank you

  135. Robin Erickson says:

    Very cleaver! Love the vintage feel.

  136. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love how this guy came together! He is so dapper!

  137. Diane says:

    You are very talented

  138. Amanda Fredregill says:

    My husband wore a top hat at our wedding. I am so! working an interactive one into the album .. Awesome idea! Love it!

  139. Bridget Haig says:

    love how you used that stamp!!!

  140. Gretchen McDowell says:

    How awesome doing a slider for the hat!! Incredible. Thank you the details!

  141. pam says:

    Absolutely love the way you were creative with the hat! Mechanical workings are so fun and great surprises.

  142. Gail Dubas says:

    Thank you for sharing your masking technique. I love this chap. Beautiful work of art, Joy!!!

  143. Chris Kaminski says:

    What a great idea for the ha! Can’t wait to try this

  144. Tiffany Hopkins says:

    Love the card!

  145. marjut says:

    A beautiful masculine card!

  146. Melanie Perz says:

    Love your interactive card, and it’s masculine too!! Great ideas for the background! Thanks for sharing!

  147. Rox Boyce says:

    What a fun and creative project using this fantastic stamp set ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ This stamp is my very favourite from all the new releases #wishlist. Thanks for sharing your creativity and tutorial for making my favourite interactive card!

  148. Juli Riedel says:

    Wow Joy! This is such a great interactive card! You are correct, the new Distress Archival Ink does stamp beautifully clear and crisp! Can’t wait to get all the colors! Love this project! I’m a kid at heart and love anything that is interactive, pop ups, or slides around! Great job girlie!

  149. Beautiful tutorial and wonderful project!

  150. Wendy Lambert says:

    Such a cute idea! Great tips on how to do this! Thanks for sharing.

  151. Vickie says:

    Great card! Thank you!

  152. Josee says:

    Very original!

  153. Marcia says:

    Great project! Thanks for sharing…

  154. Henriëtte says:

    Great card Joy, I love the interactive part. You made a gorgeous background for this with the awesome Fragment stamps. And I also love the new Distress Archival ink and they are on top of my wish list, can’t wait to get those. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome card and how you made it.

  155. Ginger Jarnagin says:

    That movable hat is the best!! Now let’s see if I can do it, lol.

  156. Amy Blevins says:

    Thank you for sharing this technique! You make it look SO easy !

  157. MargieH says:

    Such a fun card – love interactive features 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration. Will need to try this on my next card making project!

  158. Amanda Fergusson says:

    What a great card!

  159. Georgeanna Couldry says:

    I love this card. You used my two favorite stamps set from this collection. I loved this when I saw it in the video and I am so thrilled that you have featured it here. Thank you so much. Love this!

  160. Nancy says:

    Very creative, love the moving parts!

  161. Susan O'Halloran says:

    What a clever idea! Love the look of your card!

  162. Mary McAvoy says:

    I really love this card! Both stamp sets are wonderful but of course I really love the interactive element!

  163. Michele says:

    This card is so much fun! I also love to make interactive cards as I think it makes them interesting for the receipient. Your is so clever and beautifully executed. Love it!

  164. April W. says:

    What a fun card! Thanks for showing the movemnet.

  165. Gail M Hill says:

    I love this card, I tip my hat to your for your inspirational design!!!

  166. Helena Cuttino says:

    So cool, and very user friendly to the stamp set.o, you are very good and talented. Loved

  167. Deborah J Emmons says:

    Hat’s off to you, great card.

  168. Sylwia says:


  169. Tammy L Davis says:

    Such a wonderful card!

  170. Sheila Styre-Briere says:

    Awesome interactive card, what a wonderful surprise for the reciever!

  171. Vidette says:

    What a fun twist.

  172. Jen C says:

    Great idea with the hat! Love how you did the background!

  173. Tracey M says:

    Joy, this is a such a wonderful idea with the hat. When I first saw it, I thought I couldn’t possibly achieve that, but your instructions are so good that now I can’t wait to try this trick. Thanks!

  174. Dana M says:

    Amazing card! I love the interactive hat – so fun and playful. Fantastic layers of elements and details.

  175. Floriana says:

    Thanks for show me this interactive card, love it! Beautiful stamp and color.

  176. Pat Gasko says:

    What a dapper gent he is and you made a great interactive card.

  177. Twylia says:

    So creative! What a neat idea for your project! I hope I can come close to making one some day. TFS.

  178. Cassie's Creations says:

    This is one of my favorite cards! Thank you so much for showing us how you masked the gentleman and created the moving hat! Such a fun interactive card!

  179. Nadine says:

    What a fun, interactive card- thanks for sharing!

  180. faith thomas says:

    Great project.

  181. Pam says:

    Your card was the one that sold me on the Professor Stamps !! Fabulous.

  182. Cindy says:

    Great card, fun motion with the hat, maybe I can make one now. I was happy to see the fragment stamps because I have been thinking about purchasing them and they look great on your background.

  183. Rena Sawatski says:

    Such a great idea making this interactive. I am hoping to purchase this stamp set and you have inspired me.

  184. Marisela Delgado says:

    What great projects!

  185. Connie Willis says:

    This is such a fun card….and gave me such ideas 🙂

  186. Maxine Hodges says:

    I bought this stamp because they show it online. I haven’t made it yet, but I have it. My husband can blame you for this one of many Tim Holtz products.♥️

  187. Tracey Bantoft says:

    I adore this new Professor stamp set and your project showcases it beautifully.

  188. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    Joy, this Professor could not POSSIBLY have been showcased in a more delightful way!!! I love the whimsy that he takes on, and being able to follow along with your direction…well, looks like I might just be able to make one, too!

  189. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    I love the whimsy that The Professor takes on, with your card, and being able to follow along with your direction…well, looks like I might just be able to make one, too!

  190. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    Sorry for the “double comment”, but it kept telling me I “already said that”, so I shortened it, then BOTH comments posted 🤷🏻‍♀️

  191. Janettha says:

    I am for sure going to try the stamp, over stamp and stamp again. It look amazing when you do it.

  192. Cheryl Salvato says:

    what a clever idea! I like interactive too. Now i want the professor NOW!

  193. Kimberly Piwowarczyk says:

    Joy – you are the Queen of interactive cards! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  194. Naama E says:

    Love it! Such an original fun card, thanks for sharing!

  195. Barbara says:

    This stampis awesome. Love your project. Thanks for sharing!

  196. Connie says:

    Hi there 🙂 I just love this piece! My hubby is a professor…lol…for real 🙂 I think this one is finding its way into my craft room!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  197. Katina H says:

    This is so cute! Love anything that moves and is interactive. And love all your pics at the top! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  198. Mitzi Wallace says:

    Thank you so so so much for sharing how you create the moving hat!!! Genius!!!

  199. Angela L says:

    How innovative! Love it!

  200. Lora says:

    What a super cute card! LOVE your sweet image and your sentiment!

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