Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas- Cozy Winter

Hello, crafty friends! It’s the most wonderful time of the year… time for holiday festivity and fun with the release of the new 2021 Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas/winter collection! I hope you all had a chance to catch the LIVE reveal on Tim’s YouTube channel this past Saturday. If not, never fear… you can always watch the replay at timholtz.com. You won’t want to miss all the amazingly inspiring project makes!

I was so very fortunate to get to create projects for the Live reveal, and today I’m excited to share the first of them here with you. This is the adorable new Cozy Winter set and the equally fabulous new Tall Pines paired together on a snowy winter holiday shaker card.

The background and framework for this shaker card were crafted from Distress Watercolor cardstock that was inked and splattered to create a snowy scene. I used a combination of Mermaid Lagoon and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Spray on the background “sky”, which of course was splashed with water droplets followed by flicks of Picket Fence Distress Paint. The pine trees were die cut once from Kraft Stock cardstock and once from Watercolor cardstock, and inlaid together to give the look of a snowy forest. More dots of paint add a touch of snow to the tree branches.

The bear was also die cut from Distress Watercolor cardstock that was inked in a variety of pink, brown, and black Distress inks. And because I love fabric as much as I love paper, I decided to die cut the scarf and cups from felt to add a touch of fuzzy warmth to the design.

Do you have a favorite from the new release? To me it’s hard to choose just one!


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

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Cozy Winter Sizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Tall Pines Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering Can Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TIM32823 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WALNUT STAIN Ranger TIM19534 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray MERMAID LAGOON Ranger tso64770 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray ICED SPRUCE Ranger tso64763 Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170 Sizzix FESTIVE Sequins And Beads 664675 Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Arctic Sky Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Mint Julep
Benzie Designs Felt
Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Alphabet

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 24

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress here with you.

Last month I got the chance to visit with Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person, for a change. I brought along my favorite holiday collection of the year, Simple Stories’ Simple Vintage North Pole, and managed to make a handful of cards. I have shared most of the cards already over the previous weeks, and today I’m back with the last of them.

This card features one of the few remaining 3×4 journaling cards I had left in the 6×8 paper pad. It didn’t quite fit in the die cut rectangular frame I wanted to use, so I added a strip of patterned paper to fill the space at bottom and top, and embellished the frame with paper photo corners, die cut ephemera bits, and twine.

I have very little of this paper left, which makes me both sad and happy. Sad because I hate to see it go, but happy that every scrap is getting put to use. I may manage to eek out one or two more cards with the supplies I have left, and then maybe move onto tags. Stay tuned! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 Pack Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole: 6×8 Paper Pad, Die Cut Ephemera

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 22

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person for a change. I made a handful of cards with my favorite Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole collection, and today I have two of them to share for week 22 of the Christmas Card Project.

Card number one features a sentiment image from the cut-apart journaling card paper that I framed within a die cut circle window opening. I added some small snippets of patterned paper and remnants of a scalloped die cut border to the sides, and used die cut ephemera pieces to accent the design.

The second card may look a bit familiar, as it utilizes the large Santa image that I had on a card last week. This Santa comes from a much larger image that fills the entire 6×8 paper sheet, that I simply cut down to size. I added more small scraps of patterned paper and my favorite twine tie. A die cut ephemera sentiment finishes the design.

Happy July, crafty friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole: 6×8 Paper Pad, Bits & Pieces
Sizzix Rectangles Framelits
My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles Die Set

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 21

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

I’ve fallen behind a bit on my Christmas project these past couple of weeks. I’ve been having some serious computer issues with my old desktop computer, which I still use for my photo editing and storage. The thing is older than the hills, and has currently taken to simply shutting itself off and refusing to reboot. But just when I think it’s gone for good, it surprises me with a sudden return and I manage to limp along again. But on a happier note, my parents have arrived for a nice long visit, and we have been busy catching up and running around after not being able to be together since Christmas 2019. So I apologize for the absence, and hope that I am back for awhile.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my dear friend, Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person for a change. I made a handful of cards with my favorite Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole collection, and today I have two of them to share for week 21 of the Christmas Card Project.

The first card features a sweet Santa image from the cut-apart journaling card sheet in the 6×8 pad. I layered the Santa onto a stitched rectangle cut from white cardstock, and added a bit of candy-caned striped paper at the top and bottom to fill in the rectangular space. The green patterned paper is edged with white scalloped borders and placed down the center of the card. The tab at the top is a portion of a die cut ephemera piece, and it was wrapped in a bit of twine. The round sentiment is from the Bits & Pieces die cut pack, too.

I’m happy with how the second card turned out because I love that Santa image, but it was the full 6×8 size, which made it challenging to use. I used an old Sizzix stacked rectangle die set to cut out just the face portion of the image, and added it to a mat of white cardstock. I am really challenging myself to use up every scrap, and managed to use some very thin strips of paper as a band across the center of the card and a small tab at the top right corner. Twine was tied around the left side of the card, and I finished off with a die cut ephemera piece for the sentiment.

Isn’t it crazy that we are almost halfway through the year already? Soon it will be Christmas in July, and I will be right on trend with this Christmas card making project of mine! 😉


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole Collection: 6×8 Paper Pad, Bits & Pieces
Sizzix Rectangles Framelits Die Set

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 20

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

Can you believe I am now on week 20? It may seem, and does feel, like I’ve been at this project for forever, but it still catches me off-guard when a month mile marker comes around. Week 20 marks five months, and I am still going strong. This past week, I’ve actually been off traipsing around on two back-to-back quick trips, so there is only one card to share… another made with Doodlebug’s adorable Night Before Christmas collection.

This card reminds me of the Christmas special, Rudolph, with the Island of Misfit Toys. My daughter was obsessed with the little elephant doll from that show, so I definitely smile to see this one. I used papers from the 6×6 paper pad and several layers of die cut frames to create my background. The joy letters are from PhotoPlay Paper. And then a few die cut ephemera pieces to finish off the scene.

Hope you all are doing well and that things are starting to return to a more normal routine at your house. I was able to visit my son up in Richmond this past week, and have just returned from a quick visit to my dear friend Kathie’s house at the beach. We got to actually craft in person this time, instead of via Zoom. And I’ll share those cards with you all soon! Happy weekend, friends!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - Odds and Ends - Die-Cut Cardstock Pieces Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Peace and Joy
My Creative Time Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Bunch of Fun Circles

Worktable Wednesday- A Prairie Schooler Christmas Eve


Hello crafty friends! It’s getting rather late in the day already, but I didn’t want to let Worktable Wednesday slip by without sharing a peek at what I’ve been working on these past couple of weeks.


This month is Jolly July in the cross-stitch and needlework community. Just like traditional Christmas in July, this is the time to get a jump start on some of those holiday projects you’d like to tackle for the year. Whether you are interested in working on some Christmas ornaments, or getting a head start on making holiday gifts, Jolly July is a great incentive to get yourself going.


For my first Jolly July project, I made this trio of cross-stitched ornaments from the Prairie Schooler Christmas Eve chart. I absolutely adore Prairie Schooler, and these are a super quick stitch at only a little over 2″ square.


I did a flat finish on them, backed with some favorite Eclectic Elements fabric and topped with ribbons and trim.


I’m close to a dozen finishes for the year already. I guess I’m hooked!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

The Prairie Schooler Christmas Eve
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Merry Christmas with Santa’s Helper

Popping by to wish my sweet bloggy friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with one last holiday card share for the year featuring an adorable holiday helper from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release.


This sweet elf and his stacked present are from the Santa’s Helper die set from Chapter 3. Love how he’s styled like those old-time silhouette images, so I kept to that look with a crisp black cardstock image, layered with color accents for a bit of whimsy.


I really like the combo of pink and red for the holidays, so that is what I went with here. The soft pink stripes in the background were made with the Mint Shifter stencil and masking. The sentiment is a mix of stamping and die cut alpha label letters. A wee pom pom for the hat finishes the design.


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family and friends! And thanks, as always, for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Festive OverlaySizzix - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Santa's HelperSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Shifter MintTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Release- Pine Branch & Tree Rings

Happy Sunday, crafty friends, and happy Yuletide to you! As today is the official start of the 12-day Yule festival, I thought it was perfect timing to share this card with you today that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 release.


The Chapter 4 release is filled with beautiful nature-inspired sets that work perfectly for Christmas and the holidays, or just the winter season like I’ve done here. I love that the mini Tree Rings I used to create a woodland background are perfect miniature versions of the larger tree rings from a previous release. And they come with a matching embossing folder that creates all those fabulous life-like tree rings.


The lacy detail of the pine cones and pine boughs are truly amazing, aren’t they? I layered the cones onto patterned paper, and then onto coordinating Kraft Stock cardstock to give them lots of definition and depth. Picket Fence Distress paint was used for snowy accents, and then a bit of Distress Glitter adds some holiday sparkle and shine.


The sentiment is from the new Alphanumeric Classic Lower die set. A bow, from the Christmas Ribbon die set from Chapter 3, and a stamped background finish the design.

For more Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 inspiration, be sure to click on the video below.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - MemorandaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die with Texture Fades - Mini Tree RingsSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Pine BranchSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Classic LowerSizzix - Thinlits Die - Christmas RibbonStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flurry and PineTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage PlatinumEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 11 with CardMaps

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Happy Saturday, and welcome back to day 11 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Today I’m sharing a card that I had the great pleasure of making for the October CardMaps sketches on the PageMaps blog.


Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring a mix of new and old favorites.


I think my favorite holiday collection by far this year has been Echo Park Paper’s My Favorite Christmas, and once again it predominantly features in today’s card. I used crisp white cardstock and a bit of super old Lawn Fawn patterned paper on the background and scalloped frame. Snowflake and ornament stickers cascade down the right side to mimic the heart elements on the sketch.


Some older Sizzix scallop dies were used for the round frame. A tree and sentiment sticker, along with some stitched sewing thread, finish the design.


Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I’m running out of time for holiday projects, but I’m hoping to squeeze in a few more…. so I’ll see you all soon!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitSizzix - Framelits Die - Circles, Scallop

Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6×6 Paper

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2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 10 with Santa


Hi crafty friends, and welcome to day 10 of my 2019 Holiday Card Series. Today’s card once again features my favorite Christmas collection from this year, Echo Park Paper’s My Favorite Christmas.


There’s just something so jolly about this Santa! If I had to pick one favorite image from this set, it would have to be him. So of course I had to feature him on his own card design. Tried to use some leftover scraps on this card with the thin strips of papers that give a bit of framework to the Santa, and the make-shift photo corners up top. Then a simple cardstock sentiment sticker and a bit of twine finish the design.


Not many days left until this guy arrives!


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

Echo Park - My Favorite Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitLawn Fawn PEPPERMINT SINGLE CORD Trimmings LF397EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Circle Dies

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