Countdown to Creativity with Tim Holtz

Have you seen the BIG news?

Tim Holtz has pre-released three new dies ahead of CHA. The most popular Sizzix design of all time, Tattered Florals, will be available in a new bigger Bigz XL Jumbo size. But that’s not all. Two complementary dies, Sizzlits Decorative Strip Spring Greenery die and Bigz Garden Green die, will complement the Tattered Florals die. They are available for pre-order at your local retailer!

jumbotatteredflorals sq

To help get you inspired and ready for the new dies to hit the store shelves, the Sizzix design team has lined up a wide array of projects!  Several times a week throughout the month Sizzix will be sharing a link to one of the designer’s blogs featuring a fabulous project showcasing the new dies. Today I am up, sharing how to use the new florals to create beautiful gift wrap, just in time for the holidays, and perfect for any time of year.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox3The Tattered Florals die has long been my favorite Sizzix die, so I was super excited to hear Tim was releasing a larger version. Such a beautiful blossom, isn’t it? And so much fun to make! The new Jumbo die comes with four different flowers and two leaves, for endless combinations. And since it’s a steel-rule die, it will cut many different materials, for even more creative possibilities.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftboxTut1Of course the die will cut paper, as always, but it will cut much more than that, too. For my blossom, I added in corrugated cardboard, white cotton fabric, and rugged natural linen. You could also try acetate or transparencies, thin sheet metals, cork, chipboard, wood veneer, and more.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftboxTut2Like sparkle? Try applying iCraft adhesive sheets to cardstock, and die cut your favorite shapes. Once the shapes are cut, peel off the liner….

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftboxTut3…and cover with glitter, or mica, flocking, or foil.

If you like things on the shabby side, like I do, now is the time to grunge up your die cuts with paint, Distress inks, and a good scrunch in your hand.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox2And then build your flower, adding layers and textures and lots of pretty detail.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox4It’s just the perfect size for adding to a gift, in this case, a simple brown paper package wrapped up in ribbon and twine. I added a band of patterned paper under the trim and a sweet wooden tag, both from BasicGrey’s 25th & Pine collection.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox5Then I tucked a few branches die cut from the new Bigz Garden Greens Die around the flower, and topped it all off with a big brown vintage button in the center.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix JumboTatteredFlorals JoyGiftbox6Hope I’ve given you some creative ideas for the fabulous new Tim Holtz dies. Be sure to tell your local retailer to pre-order them for you now! You can learn more about these amazing new dies on Tim’s blog here, or  here at ‪#‎Sizzix‬:

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


Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies


Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Jumbo Tattered Florals Die
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Garden Greens Die

29 thoughts on “Countdown to Creativity with Tim Holtz

  1. I think those dies were made with you in mind. They are perfect for you. You really outdid yourself with this flower. It’s gorgeous. You could even give underwear in a package like this and no one would mind. LOL

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! As soon as I saw those leaves in the first pic I knew you would be using them with your bows in Audrey style. The glitter flowers mixed in with the Kraft is perfect. Tattered florals is one of my faves too. In fact it is about the only die I use since getting my CTMH Cricut carts. This package decoration is pure delight! And I think it is my new all time fave project from you,

  3. Be still my heart! That present is so fabulous, I certainly wouldn’t want to open it and ruin your beautiful wrapping. Love the glitter – it gives it such a festive touch.

  4. I am Jealous with a capital J over this die! But man what an inspiring project you’ve created to satiate my green eyed monster self in the meantime! You have made the most perfect gift topper I would be scared to open the present in fear of messing with all the gorgeous going on here 🙂


  5. Wow! What layered beauty with the flowers to pretty up a package! It’s a lovely creation and I would not want to open the gift for fear of messing up all the lovely work! Amazing dies! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  6. WOW!!!! Audrey this gift decoration is gorgeous! Very inspiring. If I received this gift I wouldn’t want to open it. Thank you for sharing this amazingly, beautiful project.
    Jacquelene L

  7. Is it my name I see there on your package? I think so! *winks*
    This looks amazing Audrey.The subtle colour palette makes it look so elegant! I really want the dies!

  8. Wow, wow, wow!!! This die was custom made for you and your inventive packaging skills. The mix of materials made a totally gorgeous flower. Magnifico! 🙂 Hugs!

  9. Totally GASP! You blow me away with your packages and there is NO WAY I would ever want to open to find out what is inside! For REALS! This die is right up your alley! I can’t wait to see what else you create with it!

  10. I want to decorate all my packages like this!….I wish. Yours is very beautiful, including the details around the pkg.

  11. Absolutely stunning Audrey! That flower is just draw-dropping and I love the pop that the black and white ribbon adds to the first card! Fantabulous stuff!

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