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

Thanksgiving Cards Using Stamplistic The Great Pumpkin

Now for a few Thanksgiving cards on this post. Playing catch up still…

I stamped this interesting pumpkin a few times and did different things with it. Which one is your favorite?

For this one I colored it with Copic markers and cut it out by hand. I think I put some foam tape under it for some dimension. The background is Tim Holtz woodgrain paper with Distress ink and maybe some Distress Crayon. The sentiment is stamped.

The background for this is smooshed inks and then I used a few Tim Holtz stamps on it.  The crooked sentiment is stamped. For this pumpkin I stamped different sections on different colors of ink smooshed papers and cut them out by hand. The stem, vine and leaves are all paper pieced on the pumpkin.

And last but not least.. This pumpkin was stamped on kraft paper and then colored with pencils. As you can probably see I did not cut this one out but just layered up the panels.


  • Stamplistic The Great Pumpkin stamp
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz The Poinsettia stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
  • Prismacolor Pencils

Holiday Polar Bear

Holiday Polar Bear

I was inspired by the theme last week over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. I made the card but not in time to post to the link up. At least I got another Christmas card done. The theme was use a bear.

I did not have any bear stamps so I took a look at the Silhouette images. I have not really done to much paper piecing so it was fun to do. On a couple of the pieces I had to think a bit since I’m not used to using all the layers. Anyway it was something different and fun. I added some super fine glitter to the hat to add a little something. The background and red on the bear are from some random Christmas pad of paper that I had. The sentiment is from¬†Hero Arts set Family and Friends (CL803).