Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3- Reindeer

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! How are holiday preparations coming along at your house? I have barely scratched the surface of the pile of things I still need to do, and am definitely feeling the pressure. My parents arrive for their annual holiday visit tomorrow, and both kids will be done with classes by early next week….. so soon the house will be full and the festivities can begin. I just need to get my rear in gear before then.


Today I’m reaching back into my archives again to share a project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. This time, it’s a fabric project featuring one of the holiday bigz dies from the release called Reindeer.


Look at all the detail on that beautiful leaping reindeer! So hard to believe that this is a steel-edge die with all those intricate curves and thin lines. For this project, I pulled out some of my favorite flannel and vintage chenille fabrics and pom pom trim to make a Christmas stocking. The reindeer itself was die cut from sturdy wool felt, and added to the stocking using a hand-stitched blanket stitch.


I really love the simple silhouette look of the reindeer, so kept my embellishment to a minimum. Just a black seed bead eye and a twine bow tied with Idea-ology bells were all that were needed to bring the features to life.


I had such fun with my secret assignment of creating fabric projects for this release.  Just another way of using some of your favorite supplies. My Finley pup will be celebrating his first Christmas with us this year, and the little guy definitely needs his own stocking. I think this should be it, don’t you?

Looking for more holiday inspiration? Then be sure to check out the entire Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Christmas reveal in the video above filled with amazing and inspiring holiday makes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very merry day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Sizzix - Christmas - Bigz Die - ReindeerIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Tiny BellsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 4


Hello friends, welcome back to day 4 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Today’s project is a set of very merry cards featuring papers from Simple Stories and Therm O Web’s Deco Foil Metallix Gel.


I love 2-fer projects like this that allow you make multiple cards from one simple design. Such a great time-saving tip when the rush of the holidays begins. The focal panels of these cute cards are made from 3×4 journaling cards, layered with coordinating patterned papers and accented with simple sentiment stickers and twine bows.


Stenciled White Pearl Metallix Gel dots add a fun textured and snowy detail to the background. Love how the Metallix and Glitz Glitter Gels give some textural dimension while still keeping the design flat for mailing. If you’d like to learn more about that process, I’ve got the complete tutorial for these cards up on the Therm O Web blog.

December is absolutely zipping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Red Velvet - 10 PackRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Background Stencil - Dancing DotsTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Metallix Gel - 2 Ounces - White PearlDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug

Simple Stories Very Merry Collection Kit

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 3


Hi crafty friends, welcome back to day 3 of my 2019 holiday card series. Today I’m reaching back into my archives a bit to share a Christmas card that I made back in August for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 holiday release.


This project was one of my favorites from Chapter 3 because it’s very different and non-traditional in color palette, size, and even in the die set that I used. This is the Ghost Town set, which was actually part of the Halloween die release, but I had lots of fun using the haunted house image for a Christmas village scene. I am a huge fan of the natural look of kraft paper on my holiday cards, and love mixing that with neutrals to create a serene color scheme. But what sets this combo apart is the addition of a bit of holiday pink. Really turns this into a shabby chic style design, which I always love.


This long and skinny 7.5 x 4 card is a fun alternative to the standard A2 size, and easily fits into a business envelope for mailing. I rounded the corners on one end, and tied twine around the other. Glittery stars made with a stencil and Glitz Glitter Gel pulls the whole winter village scene together and adds some welcome holiday sparkle and shine.

Week one of December is already gone. I hate to think how much behind I already am. Where on earth does the time go?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Ghost TownStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Falling StarsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTherm O Web - Glitz Glitter Gel - 2.3 Ounces - WhiteRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Victorian VelvetEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 2


Hi Crafty Friends, welcome to Day 2 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Today’s card is a stacked design featuring layers of bold black cardstock and some of my favorite images and papers from Echo Park’s My Favorite Christmas collection.


I absolutely love the sticker images in this line, and chose some of my favorites for my holiday card series this year, starting with this adorable deer here. The deer and snowflakes were added to the card with foam tape for a bit of dimension, layered against panels of patterned paper and a sentiment block cut from a sheet of journaling cards. The black frame was made by trimming around the negative die cut opening from a stacked postage die that I’ll be using on an upcoming design. I do try to use everything when I’m in my “scrappy holiday” state of mind.


I do think this card combines some of my favorite Christmas things, just as the paper name implies…. natural elements and prints, holiday plaid, kraft paper, and a cute critter, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackEcho Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit

Sizzix: Stacked Postage Die Set

Semi-Scrappy Holiday 2019- Day 1


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to kick off my annual “scrappy holiday” card series here on my blog. Those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I set a goal each year to try to use up some old paper kits and scraps on my holiday card makes. Amazing how hard that seems to be, as those paper scraps tend to multiply instead of divide…. but I do my best to give it a try. Today’s card is only a “semi-scrappy” holiday design, because although the paper is eons old, the stamps and dies I used are brand new.


Gnomes are seriously on-trend right now, and this Kringle & Co stamp and die set from Photo Play Paper has some of the cutest I’ve seen this year. I made a little snowy scene for my guy using old rectangle framelits dies from Sizzix and Stitched Slopey Joes border dies from Heffy Doodle. A light ink blending of Distress pink and green inks on the background gives a sense of space and depth, and coordinates with that Basic Grey 25th & Pine paper that I’ve spent years trying to use up.


I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the snowy hillside before popping that piece up with foam tape for dimension. The trees and gnome were stamped on Bristol smooth card stock and watercolored with Zig Clean Color markers, die cut, and popped into the scene with more foam to add different layers to the design. A pair of ephemera die cuts added to the top finishes the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Antique Ivory - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Ho Ho HoPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Ho Ho Ho Die SetHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes BorderRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Patterned Paper, Ephemera Die Cuts: Basic Grey 25th & Pine collection

Merry & Bright Gift Card Holders with Therm O Web


Happy December, crafty friends! There’s not much time left before Christmas will be upon us, and I’m sure many of you are busy with holiday preparations. I’m still struggling to get down the rest of my fall decorations, so I’m already quite behind. My chronic state at this time of year!


I have managed to get a bit of a head start on my holiday gift wrapping with these cute gift card holders that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog. I love giving gift cards, especially for those hard-to-shop-for folks… but I’m not much of a fan of those plain little envelopes they tend to come in. These folded holders are super easy to make, and are really fast to put together, too.


The papers and stickers I used are from the My Favorite Christmas collection by Echo Park Paper. Strips of Therm O Web cardstock were added down the center, and I die cut tags to match. Red Velvet Glitz Glitter Gel was stenciled on the background for some holiday sparkle and shine.


As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for these gift card holders up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And tell me…. how are your holiday preparations coming along?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Red Velvet - 10 PackEcho Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Falling StarsTherm O Web - Glitz Glitter Gel - 2.3 Ounces - Red VelvetTherm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND GOLD Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 18002Scor-Pal MEASURING AND SCORING BOARD Tool 8914

Very Much Appreciated with Therm O Web & Reverse Confetti


Any Black Friday shoppers out there? Out at the crack of dawn, waiting in line for all those holiday sales? I have to admit that I’ve never gone out shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. I’m not one for huge crowds, and I definitely don’t like getting up in the middle of the night. I don’t even shop online on Black Friday, either. I’m sure I’ve missed out on some great deals… but I’ve just never gotten the whole Black Friday thing. Crazy, huh?


The other day I shared the first of two cards that I made for the recent Reverse Confetti match-up on the Therm O Web blog… and today I’m back with card two. This time, a thank you card made with the Butterfly Blossoms and Thank You stamp sets, and lots of Confetti Cuts stand-alone dies.


I used similar elements in both cards to keep the set uniform in design. Once again the image is framed with Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts dies and backed with Sunshine Yellow Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet…. this time die cut with the background Polka Panel die.

I added in Wild Dandelion yellow cardstock to coordinate with the flock, and a strip of leftover patterned paper from the first card. GinaK Designs gingham ribbon is tied around the center of the card, and a stamped sentiment strip was added at the bottom. The Circle of Hearts Cover Panel made the cool circular heart pattern on the background of the design.

As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for both Reverse Confetti cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope my friends who celebrated yesterday had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18093Jillibean Soup - Farmhouse Stew Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow - 4 PackReverse Confetti THANK YOU Clear StampsReverse Confetti BUTTERFLY BLOSSOMS Clear StampsReverse Confetti Cuts BUTTERFLY BLOSSOMS DiesReverse Confetti Cuts CIRCLE OF HEARTS Cover Panel DieReverse Confetti Cuts POLKA PANEL DieReverse Confetti Cuts STITCHED SQUARES Die Set Therm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM Fancy Ribbon 18048Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black