Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman

I finally used the Mr. Snowman die set and put together this cute snowman. I like the Colorize dies. It’s like working on a puzzle to me.


Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die

For Mr. Snowman I selected a bunch of different papers. Some of them are the older textured Tim Holtz paper that I wish they would bring back. I die cut all the pieces and put him together. For the hat I sanded the paper a little to have the kraft color show through.

The background is Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and Distress ink. Smooshed of course! The snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Hero Arts snowflake die.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Colorize die
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die
  • Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks
  • Tim Holtz textured paper
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Paper

Paper Layering Christmas Card

And one more Christmas card for now.. Happy to be getting some done.

I got this paper layering scene maybe 4-5 years ago. It is a European product. I have one more set to put together.

I die cut a couple rectangles for the background. For the snowflakes on the white mat I used a stencil and did some heat embossing. The fancy mat is ink blended with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.

The scene has several layers which are kind of hard to see in the photo. I used foam to pop up about 3 layers beyond the base. I added some glitter to the rooftops and trees.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • European paper layering set
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree (sentiment)
  • Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched die set
  • Memory Box Tiny Snowflakes Stencil
  • Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die set
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Iced Spruce

Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree

I have another Christmas card for you using the sketch in the Facebook group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. This is a mini slim line size card.

I used a paper pad for all the layers. For the tree I ink blended the background then then stamped the different layers of the tree.  The red “lights” on the tree are shiny and I cannot remember how I did them. They look to perfect so I would not have used a pen.

I was lucky to win this Hero Arts stamp set from Crystal who runs the Build Your Holiday Stash challenge. How did she know Hero Arts is one of my very favorite companies.


  • Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set



Close to My Heart Yuletide Joy

I finally took some time to create a few Christmas cards. I made this using a stamp set that I got from the local free group. This lady let me come to her house and go thru a bunch of stuff she was getting rid of and let me take whatever I wanted. So very cool.

The snowflake background is stamped. It is a reverse type stamp so it did not stamp the snowflakes.

The bell is heat embossed along with the sentiment. The sentiment is in the Close to My Heart set.


  • Close to My Heart Yuldtide Joy
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Swirl Bold Prints

Elizabeth Crafts Mason Jar/Snow Globe

Howdy! It is time to get started or keep making a few Christmas cards. It creeps up and it so nice to have a bunch of cards made ahead. So here is one I made recently.

I recently took a class given by Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs and Crafters Home. Really fun one. There was a stamp and die set as part of it along with some other supplies. The penguin and the tree are from the die set. For the tree I colored the trunk brown. I also did a little coloring on the branches to give it a little dimension. The penguin is one of the two that are in the die set. So cute!

The sentiment is die cut from Tim Holtz metallic Kraft-Stock.

The patterned papers are all from the same pad.


  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar / Snow Globe Essential Planner kit
  • Scrapbook.com Merry Christmas die – free with purchase


4th of July Cards

Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha

These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?

So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.

I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.

I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold Dies


  • Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hello! It’s been to long. I have made lots of cards but posting… not so much. Here is a quick Christmas card I made for the Build You Stash Cardmakers hop and monthly challenge. You can find the hop here. I was hoping to get more done but I got creating some other cards.

Straightforward and simple. I used several pieces from a paper pad and followed the sketch for July in the Build Your Stash group. The paper pad is by DCWV. I love the pad but I have trouble finding things to go with it for some reason. So.. stick with all things from the pad and you are good. The brown mat is from my stash. The base is some kraft paper from my stash. I inked around all the edges with Distress Oxide ink.


  • DCWV Winter in the Woods paper stack
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Frayed Burlap

Hero Arts Circle Design Christmas Card

Hello. I am still out here making some cards. Just not as many for some reason. Here is a card I made for Sketch Challenge 11 in the Facebook group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers.

Hero Arts Peace & Joy

For the doily type circle thing.. I stamped and heat embossed. The poinsettia is two white flowers that I sprayed with red and layered together. I added some micro beads to the center. The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed. The sentiment rectangle is die cut out of Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock. The strip behind the circle is also the same metallic paper. I am just going to say it… this is not one of my favorite cards. You know once in awhile we make those ones we are not thrilled with. Sometimes you just need to get it done and move on.


  • Hero Arts Circle Design stamp
  • Hero Arts Peace & Joy stamp set
  • Spellbinders Circle die set
  • Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die set
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock

Santa in Robe Christmas Card

Here is a card I made for the sketch #9 in the Facebook Group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I have to say this was challenging for me because my brain has trouble doing the tilted thing. I think it looks good but my brain… doesn’t want to put it that way. That is why it is good to do the challenges!

I stamped the Santa using a woodblock stamp. I colored it with Copics. Before it made it to the card I knocked over a diffuser that had water in it and a bit of water got on it. I fixed most of the problem by cutting the Santa out. I wasn’t going to scrap something I took the time to color.

The rest is layered up paper.


  • Patterned Paper pads
  • Copic Markers
  • Holly Berry House stamp – no name to it (Santa/Father Christmas)

Tim Holtz Merry Moose Christmas Card

And another one for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. This moose is such a fun one and I finally got it out and used it.

Tim Holtz Alpine

I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.

The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Distress Picket Fence Ink
  • Distress Splatter tool
  • Tim Holtz Alpine die
  • Tim Holtz Merry Moose die
  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set