A Snow-Globe Shaker with Tim Holtz & Sizzix


Hello, hello Friends! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you all, but I am still working my way through my holiday cards, and today I am super excited to share with you my last Tim Holtz card for the season. A fun snow globe shaker card, made with lots of new Sizzix dies from the Tim Holtz holiday collection.


I so enjoyed putting this shaker design together, as it really is a fun miss-mash of several new sets. I love stretching the use of my dies by finding unique ways to use them, and this year’s holiday collection mixes and matches together just perfectly. I used three sets to create the scene here in the snow globe, and yet they look like one. What a great way to get lots of use from the dies that you own.

The Snowglobe2 Thinlits die set creates a lovely big dome for the globe, so to begin this card, I started with a square 5″ card base. The shaker frame is a second layer of patterned paper from the Tidings Paper Stash pad, with the snow globe shape die cut from the center. I die cut the globe base from inked paper and added it below, and then coated the whole with Distress crayon and a healthy dose of opaque crackle texture paste. A clear piece of acetate sheet is adhered to the back of the frame. This frame is popped up onto the card base to create depth for the shaker design.


The background of the window frame starts with a snowy watercolor panel die cut with the Winter Wonderland die set. A bit of blue and purple Distress ink added to the die cut gives the feel of a soft winter sky, and sets off the white look of the falling snow when placed against the white card base. The hill tree line next is from the Snowman Scene die set. I added green Distress ink to the trees, and then dabbed the tips of the trees and snow bank with more of the crackle paste. The bottom snowbank, the shrubs, and the church and houses are from the Snowglobe2 set… also dabbed in crackle to match.


A layer of foam adhesive behind the frame gives room for a shaker filled with sparkly mica glitter. And a sweet bow, greens, and tag add a finishing touch to the top of the globe.

Are you all on the Christmas countdown yet? Just over a week to go, and the to-do list here at my house is still a mile long. There’s still shopping and mailing and baking and wrapping, and yes… even decorating that needs doing. This year, I seem to be moving with molasses in my veins, but a heart filled with cheer! Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIDINGS Mini Stash 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93325Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Winter WonderlandSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowman SceneSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Gift TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Festive GreensAmerican Crafts - Mixed Media Collection - Mixology - Mica Flakes, Glitter, Glass Glitter and Embossing Powder - PlatinumRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

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12 thoughts on “A Snow-Globe Shaker with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

  1. This card is amazing! I love the snowfall, and that little sprig of greenery on top with the tag are just the perfect touches. You use the dies so creatively.

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