It’s Going to be a Cool Yule with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday time! Time for festivities and families, decorations and packages, food and fun…. and of course, holiday crafting.

I was very fortunate to have gotten my hands on some of the new products from the Sizzix Tim Holtz 2018 holiday collection ahead of time to create samples for the release, and I’m so excited to start sharing my projects with all of you. Throughout the month, I’ll be sharing my Tim Holtz holiday projects here on the blog, starting today with one of my favorite new sets, Cool Yule.


Isn’t this snowman adorable? He is just one of four quirky characters from the set that also includes Santa, a reindeer, and a penguin, all with fun and funky accessories to mix and match and style your guys for the winter season.


I absolutely love the monocle and jaunty top hat, and of course my snowman needed a bit of Deco Paper sparkle for the holidays. Each accessory is it’s own separate die, making it super easy to piece your characters in any way you could imagine. And you can really get creative with these guys, too. That snowman smile? It’s actually the eyebrow from Santa.


I added Glossy Accents to the monocle, and mixed in Idea-ology Mirrored Stars for more holiday shine. There’s holiday design tape and seasonal chit chat stickers. Stitched circle dies and a corner rounder. Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz holiday stamps for the backgrounds. And of course some Distress ink and oxide in there, too.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy Friday to you!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Cool YuleSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Handwritten Holidays 1Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HOLIDAY KNITS CMS206Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Christmas - Design Tape - TidingsRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Paper DistresserRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Idea-ology ChitChat Seasonal Stickers

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7 thoughts on “It’s Going to be a Cool Yule with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

  1. Oh, I love snowmen and do love the snowman with the monocle and smile…super cute!! Awesome stars, paper, and added distress ink! What a delight to see this wonderful creation today from you, Audrey!! Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Jana! I always find the artwork on the die packaging to be really helpful in assembling characters with a lot of layers. I insert the cover paper into the plastic sleeves that come with the dies, and then I always have a quick reference. In regards to the Cool Yule set, there are four base shapes, and two of them have distinguishing outlines that make them easy to identify. Of course the head of the deer is pretty clear, as it’s got the ears coming out of the side of the head. There are two dies that really create the base of the reindeer head…. one includes the neck, and the top layer is the head only. The snowman is also easy to identify as it’s got a slight indentation at the bottom of the circle. The penguin and Santa heads are both ovals, so they aren’t as clear, but really either one would work with either character. Technically, the Santa head is slightly larger, but the great thing about these dies is that you don’t have to make them exactly as they are shown on the packaging. You can totally mix and match the pieces and shapes. But again, the packaging artwork is always helpful with construction. And if you don’t have that, you can go to sizzix.com and search for the die set and reference the picture there. Hope that helps!

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