A St. Nick Tag with Sizzix

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I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Santa Claus. Years ago, when I first started collecting ornaments for my Christmas tree, I only purchased Santas. Now I’ve branched out a bit, but Santa is definitely the predominant theme in my Christmas celebrations still. So it will probably come as no surprise that I actually squealed out loud over Tim Holtz’s new St. Nick Alterations die for Sizzix.

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I think he seriously may be just the cutest thing ever!

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So put him to work straight away on a fun mixed-media art tag for the Sizzix blog. Old St. Nick is decked out here in all his Christmas finery, with a soft fluffy beard and hat, accented with paint, Distress Ink and a touch of crystal clear glitter. I really love all the extra texture and detail you can bring to a die cut by adding in a bit of fabric to the mix.

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The beautiful script sentiment is from the new Holiday Script Thinlits die set, die cut in crisp, bold black. And the pretty patterned papers are from Authentique’s holiday collection, Believe. I’ve got more details and a step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you a wonderful day!

20 thoughts on “A St. Nick Tag with Sizzix

  1. I can see why you love this little cutie so much. Santa at its best. Love his beard and that pom pom you added. Fabric really does add a lot of interesting details. This is stunning!

  2. Your Santa is adorable!
    I must go check the step by step!
    Thank you Audrey!
    You rock just about any Holiday with your never ending creativity!!

  3. I couldn’t wait to read this and see what all that wonderful texture was. Paint on felt huh. Cool! I actually looked at this die at Hobby Lobby the other day and thought it was cute. Now I could kick myself for not picking it up. You’ve brought old Ho Ho to life Audrey. Hugs!

  4. I;m seriously in love with this little tag! I LOVE SANTA’S too! Love his soft beard… he really does look amazing! the script stamping in the background is a lovely detail, and there’s nothing happier than at smily jolly face topped off with some holly!

  5. Oooooooh..he’s cute indeed! LOVE the texture of his beard! Glad you now have a Santa die to make your holiday decor pieces with!

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