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

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Release- Seasonal Scroll


Happy Friday, crafty friends! It’s the last weekend before Christmas already, can you believe that? Are you all ready? For once I’m feeling pretty caught up… but I’m still working on putting together my gift packages and wrapping. So perfect time to share this gift packaging project with you.


This tag is the last of the fabric projects that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release, and features the fabulous Seasonal Scroll Bigz and Handmade Alpha Bigz XL dies. I die cut the scroll from felt and added stitched detailing, and the rest of the tag and elements were given quite the Distress treatment with ink swiping and text-print stamping, paint splatters and even fabric painting to get that nice cranberry red.


I added a few hand-stitched x’s to the berries, and some of my favorite pom pom trim. Natural ribbon and twine and a big red button finish off the design.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Sizzix - Christmas - Bigz Die - Seasonal ScrollSizzix - Bigz XL - Alphabet Die - HandmadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Aged MahoganyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Release- Just Believe

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Just one week until Christmas! Are you all ready? I think I’ll be working down to the wire…..but that seems to be pretty normal for me. Today I’m diving back into the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Release for my holiday project share. This time, a card that I made with the new Deck the Halls Thinlits set.


One of my favorite things about the Distress line is it’s fluidity and ability to mix with water, and that’s just what I did here on this card with that watercolor background. First I applied a very loose wash of Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress ink, and later added some tone on tone stripes using the Mint Shifter stencil from Stamper’s Anonymous.


Strips of Idea-ology paper and circle die cuts frame the little pine and holly cluster. Love that you can make swags and garlands and bows with this set. So very versatile. I die cut my layers primarily from sanded Kraft Stock cardstock, just using a single topping of coordinating patterned paper on the pine cones to tie everything together. A simple stamped sentiment banner finishes 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 and/or listed 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 - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Deck the Halls, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Crazy TalkStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Layering Stencil - Shifter MintTim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad MINI KIT 2 Ranger aitk64862Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Peeled Paint

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The Making Journal- Patchwork Bird


Happy Monday, crafty friends! We’re inching ever closer to Christmas day, and the holiday projects just keep coming. Today I have a sweet little feltie bird ornament to share that I made this past week for the Sizzix UK blog, The Making Journal, featuring the adorable Patchwork bird die from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Chapter 4 release.


This sweet bird die is a Bigz die, which of course means that it is a steel-edge die that is perfect for cutting heavier materials like this wool felt that I used. Just as the name says, I love that this die cuts different layers that piece together into a warm, homespun “patchwork” look on the finished design. I added in hand-stitched embroidery details, and finished off with some paper greenery and a simple twine bow and hanger.


I did a lot of embroidery when I was younger, so this ornament brings back lots of happy memories for me. So funny how nostalgic a Christmas decoration can be.

If you’d like to learn more about today’s project, check out the step-by-step tutorial over at The Making Journal blog. Thanks for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die - Patchwork BirdSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Deck the Halls, ColorizeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Peeled Paint

Wool, Canvas Fabric, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Beacon Stiffen Stuff, Black Seed Bead, Twine
DMC Embroidery Floss

Wonderland Ornament Topper with Ranger Ink


Happy Saturday, crafty friends! How are the holiday preparations coming along? My parents arrived for their annual visit on Wednesday evening, and that always marks the true beginning of the Christmas holiday here at my house. The past couple of days have been busy with decorating and shopping. There’s still so much to do, but I’m starting to get a handle on things.


Today I have another holiday project to share, and another one that I like to call a two-fer project because it works both as an ornament or as a gift bag tag topper. I made this sweet wreath with the Deck the Halls Colorize die set from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 release and a pretty holiday color palette blend of Distress Oxide and Ink.

Not only is this ornament perfect for gifting and decorating, it also looks fabulous tied into the bow of any holiday packaging. Once the package has been opened, simply remove the ornament and hang it on your tree for a holiday keepsake that will last for years to come.

I’m happy to share the complete tutorial for this ornament on the Ranger Ink Project Page, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Deck the Halls, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled PaintRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fired BrickTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Peeled Paint

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Aged MahoganyRanger PEARL POWDER SET 2 Letter It lep59622

Idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers
Stampin’Up: Trim

2019 Holiday Card Series- Day 5 with CardMaps

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Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to day 5 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 one of my all-time favorite bears from Reverse Confetti.


Do you guys remember this cute Jalopy-driving bear from Reverse Confetti’s Bearing Gifts stamp set? An older set now, but still melts my heart every time.

I stamped the images onto Luxury White cardstock, colored them with Copic markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies. The patterned papers are from the My Favorite Christmas collection by Echo Park Paper.


I made a little woodsy scene for my bear, over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house he goes. Added some white gel pen detailing around the window frame and edge of the card, and layered the panel onto crisp black cardstock to make it pop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed 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 PackEcho Park MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS 12 x 12 Collection Kit mfc190016Reverse Confetti BEARING GIFTS Clear Stamp Set Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGina K Designs RED VELVET PREMIUM DYE Color Companions Ink Pad 0731Signo - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

Reverse Confetti Bearing Gifts Dies
Copic Markers