Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Birthday Card

I have a birthday card today with all kinds of fun on it.

The background was created some time ago. I used a 3-D embossing folder, Distress ink smooshing and highlighting over the high points.

The butterflies were creating by die cutting them. The base has gilding flakes on it. The detail part of the butterflies is cut from brown paper.

The sentiment is die cut also and has the gilding flakes too. In person it looks really fab!

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards for the January challenge in Flickr.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies die
  • Sizzix 3-D embossing folder
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL die and stamp set
  • Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes – Autumn

Tim Holtz Funky Wreaths Fall Card

We continue with Fall cards.

Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Leaf

I guess I was really liking the honeycomb background. So here we are with another one. I used some Distress Oxide ink on this one too.

The wreaths are die cut along with the 3-D Impresslits embossing folders that cut out the leaves. I used Distress Crayon to highlight the leaf veins.

The sentiment was die cut from Metallic Kraft Stock.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Wreaths die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Leaf embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Oak Leaf embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Hello die

Hero Arts Autumn Wreath

And.. another Fall card for you.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwine 3-D

For the wreath on my card I inked up the stamp with a couple different colors of green. Then I used the matching die to cut it out. For the images around the wreath I stamped them on different papers, some were ink smooshed paper, some solid color papers and some of the different images I colored with Copics.

The sentiment is die cut.

The background was created using a 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder and Distress Oxide inks.


  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath and matching dies
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwine 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Copic Markers

Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Leaves

I made a few Fall cards to send out and here is one of them. I just love leaves and Fall colors.

Tim Holtz Lumberjack stamp

For the background I used Distress Oxide ink and then stamped over that with the Lumberjack stamp by Tim Holtz.

I die cut a wreath. The leaves are cut and textured using a 3-D Impresslits embossing folder. Some of the leaves were cut from paper with Distress Mica Spray Stains on them and some cut from the crackle looking paper by Tim Holtz that was out quite some time ago. I also highlighted the veins on the leaves using Distress Crayons.

The sentiment was die cut.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Wreaths die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Oak Leaf
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits Leaf
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Lumberjack stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz Theodore

Today I have a little card that has nothing to do with Christmas. I told a friend I would make her a bear card knowing that I would use this die set. It was assembled for many months and then I finally put it all together.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Honeycomb Embossing Folder

The background was created using Distress Oxide ink, an embossing folder and some Glossy Accents. I decided to highlight a few hexagons which gives the look of shiny honey.

The bee is stamped.

The flower is die cut along with oh so cute Theodore the bear.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards December Challenge.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Theodore Colorize die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Flower Jar die set

Tim Holtz Leaf Print Die Cutting

Hello! Since I ran out of time making Thanksgiving cards I made a few Fall cards. For this card I was inspired by Kath Stewart’s card here. She is one of Tim Holtz designers and her projects often catch my eye.

Tim Holtz Leaf Print

For the background I created a smooshed Distress Ink panel. I stamped on it using the Floral Outlines stamp and the Ledger Script stamp by Tim Holtz. I also stuck a couple pieces of washi tape on it which I very rarely do. Then I cut out just the whole leaf without the detail from the background panel.

For the leaves I cut them out of panels I made with Distress Inks and Mica Stains by Tim Holtz. I also used some good old brown cardstock. Some of the leaves have pieces inlaid and on some I cut out the detailed outline/veining and glued it on top of a whole leaf I cut out. Hope that made sense. After putting the leaves together I inlaid them in the background panel.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Floral Outlines stamp
  • Tim Holtz washi tape
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Distress Mica Stains
  • Hero Arts Autumn stamp set


Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad

Here is a little quick card that I made to thank someone for giving me a Cherokee Purple tomato plant that she started from seed. That is my favorite tomato to grow. I got it from the Buy Nothing Group in FB. I have been gifted several plant cuttings and starts which makes me happy!

This is kind of a quick card. I stamped all the tomatoes using the Hero Arts stamp set. Funny thing I had this in my pile of stamps to pass on and ended up pulling it back out to use. I used Distress Oxide ink for all the stamping and coloring of the die cut pieces.

For the die cuts I used the Tim Holtz set Crochet.

The sentiment is a stamp from a Winnie & Walter set.


  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad
  • Winnie & Walter In a Word: Thanks
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crochet
  • Distress Oxide inks

Tim Holtz Festive Trims Christmas Card

Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. Plus.. another one done for the end of the year.

Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon

For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).

I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.

The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims die set.


Tim Holtz Pine Branch Die Set Christmas Card

Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil

For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.

The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
  • Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
  • Ranger Grit Paste
  • Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set

Tim Holtz Snowglobe Christmas Card

Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.

Tim Holtz Paper Stash

I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.

There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.

The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Paper Stash Christmas/Noel paper pad
  • White Embossing Powder
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