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Trinket Box & Card


Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz is a signature product designer for various companies in the craft industry including Sizzix® Alterations™, Ranger Industries®, Advantus®/idea-ology®, Stampers Anonymous, Tonic Studios® and Westminster Fibers. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting-edge crafting products bringing his unique vintage style. As a well-known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of techniques and philosophy to simply enjoy the journey...

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Print Idea


This classic clock face works perfectly either as a focal point or background element in mixed media projects and papercrafts. Mark a special hour with the two separate clock hands, just like this box and card set.

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Mixed Media
  • Sizzix Accessory – Stencil Film, 10PK (A4 Sheets)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine (White and Grey) with Exclusive Extras


Other Supplies: Assorted Distress Inks, Assorted acrylic paints, Gilding wax, Assorted stamps, Plain wooden trinket box, Mount board, Natural sponge, Assorted Stamps & inks

  1. Cut a piece of Kraft card the same size as the top of a plain trinket box and apply detail using the Mixed Media dies before mounting onto the lid of the box.
  2. Die-cut the clock face/hands from mount board and trim to size before mounting onto the lid of the box.
  3. Paint the assembled lid using black gesso.
  4. Create the rust effect by applying the various shades of acrylic with a natural sponge starting with the darkest colour.
  5. Apply the pale blue paint by dragging the sponge across the surface and add some stamped detail.
  6. Apply a little gilding wax to the edges of the die-cuts to add contrast.
  7. Card instructions:

  8. Die-cut the lock face and hands from stencil film and apply to the white base card using repositionable spray adhesive.
  9. Apply your chosen Distress ink colours using the sponge applicators.
  10. Die-cut a stencil using one of the Mixed Media dies and use to apply some inked detail.
  11. Remove the die-cut clock face mask and apply your stamped sentiment.