Tiny Snow Globes with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Happy Monday! And happy Thanksgiving week to my friends and family in the states! I hope all of you who celebrate have some fabulous plans in the works. The Thanksgiving holiday is usually pretty quiet for me, but I am so very excited about this one. Both of my kids will be back home for Thanksgiving, and I cannot wait. It’ll be the first time that Pete has been back home since he left for medical school, and the first time all of us will be together since July. And on top of all that, Thanksgiving day is my birthday this year. So this old bird has much to celebrate this week!


Today I’m kicking off this fun holiday week here on my blog with another holiday card that I made with new products from the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2018 seasonal release. This is the new Tiny Snowglobes Thinlits die set. This set contains 8 adorable miniature holiday icons and characters along with an itty-bitty snow globe with two interchangeable bases. And when they say tiny, that is exactly what they mean, with perfect miniature replicas measuring less than an inch in height. The detail on these images is incredible for their petite size. So amazing what can be done with simple dies.


When I was young, my family used to drive up into the mountains at Christmastime to cut down a fresh tree, and that’s just what this little scene reminds me of. That could be us in that wee tiny car with the tree strapped to the roof, winding down the mountain roads after a long day at the tree farm.


I created a little road for my car with holiday design tape, inked the background of the snow globe a light blue to mimic the sky, and decked out the tree with a bit of Stickles sparkle before coating the entire miniature scene in a heavy coat of Glossy Accents. The snow globe was added to a base, and then layered onto a pinked circle from the Gift Tags die set that was tied with twine. Some Distress water coloring and a stamped wood grain background help add to the natural woodland feel.


I used the circular snow globe to die cut the other round openings, and layered each with a mini pine tree decked out with Stickles glitter for that holiday sparkle. The snowbanks are from last year’s snow globe die set. So fun to mix the two.

If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration, be sure to check out Part 2 of the holiday videos above filled with lots of project ideas featuring the new seasonal dies. Hope you all have a wonderful week! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Tiny SnowglobesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Snowglobe 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Gift TagsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Tattered ChristmasTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps WALLPAPER and WOOD cms126Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Christmas - Design Tape - TidingsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Beetle BlackRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - CrystalRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

7 thoughts on “Tiny Snow Globes with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

  1. Oh my goodness! You need good eyesight and limber fingers for these! You’ve made a fantastic card, Audrey! What a special day November 22 is for you this year! Enjoy the time with your family as well as your birthday. Your card is in the mail!

  2. Oh my. This is so creative and cute!

    Happy belated birthday my friend! Hope you had a great time with the kids! And wishing you a healthy happy year ahead!

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