Christmas - Tim Holtz Style!

     Posted by Lisa on November 7, 2012

Hello everyone Lisahere with another fun Christmas project, which as you can tell from the title features lots of Tim Holtz!

A couple of years ago when Tim announced he had partnered up with Sizzix I think it was the best day of my life….well after my wedding, and birth of my children! LOL

Of all the Tim Holtz dies I think my favorites are the Christmas dies, the shapes are totally classic, with a hint of vintage.

I created the base for this project a few months ago and I’ve been staring at it since trying to decide how I wanted to finish it.  Well over the weekend a light bulb went on and I knew exactly what I wanted to do!


The base of this was an old ribbon spool that I rescued from the store.  I added some chipboard circles to the base & top to make it more sturdy, then wrapped the centre with hemp cording, everything else was created using Tim Holtz dies.


 This snowman dies is one of my absolute favorites, you will be seeing lots of him!  I cut it out using some white chipboard, then coated it with Distress Stickles Dry Rock Candy Glitter.  It’s so hard to capture how amazing the Rock Candy looks, you can just see a touch of the glittery effect in this close up.  Believe me when I say it looks just like fresh fluffy sparkly snow!


 Next to the snowman dies, the new Tattered Poinsettia is my second favorite die…and I can’t wait to get my hands on the coordinating embossing folder!


I hope you’ll all remember to look at things before you toss them in the trash and try to imagine what you could turn them into!

If you would like any of the dies I’ve used, just drop Lori a note and she’ll do what she can to order them in!

Thanks for stopping by today!


21 Comments so far

  1. Chelsea November 8, 2012 12:19 am

    I love this so much, Lisa!!!

  2. Lori November 9, 2012 9:07 am

    This is awesome Lisa!  Wow!  :)

  3. Kim November 19, 2012 12:44 am

    Lisa, this is just too cool !!!! I LOVE IT !!!

  4. Victoria Sturdevant December 5, 2012 12:54 am

    What a great piece!

  5. Sonia December 5, 2012 4:23 am

    wow….this project is just stunning. Love it. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Kay December 5, 2012 6:59 am

    Oooohhh, how lovely. What a beautiful way to repurpose that spool , it looks as though it was made just for this project   I love it!

  7. Donna Gibson December 5, 2012 9:03 am

    Lisa, this is just beautiful!  I love what you did with the old spool  Used to have a bunch of those years ago…sure wish I had them now! LOL!!

  8. tam December 5, 2012 12:14 pm

    Love this! beautiful!

  9. Jan Castle December 5, 2012 12:45 pm

    This is such a beautiful project for your home! Love it!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. CeeCee December 5, 2012 1:34 pm

    So creative! all around gorgeous! CC

  11. Gabby December 5, 2012 2:37 pm

    Saw you on Tim’s blog today! WONDERFUL project! Love the spool w/all the die-cut details. Nice design and workmanship. :)

  12. Sarah Moore December 5, 2012 3:30 pm

    This is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing! I love it!!!

  13. Anita Houston December 5, 2012 3:47 pm

    Totally to craft for!!! WOW!!! I love every single detail!!! Amazing!

  14. Robyn December 5, 2012 5:03 pm

    Love this project!  I may have to CASE it - lovely!

  15. Ruby C December 5, 2012 6:14 pm

    Tim sent me! Love your beautiful centerpiece.

  16. Kathy Eddy December 5, 2012 8:34 pm

    This is an incredible piece to display the entire Christmas season!

  17. Lisa H December 5, 2012 11:41 pm

    This is a wonderful decorative piece! Great use for the ribbon spool. =)

  18. Winnie December 6, 2012 5:31 am

    What a fun piece you created.  I love that you used something you would normally toss. Love the poinsettia!

  19. Trish Reddick December 6, 2012 6:56 am

    I love love love this project! I am in love with the snowman die set up against the cabinet die piece. It is all just so wonderful

  20. Doris December 7, 2012 4:26 pm

    Love that you used the cabinet die in yet another interesting way. Great idea!

  21. Alissa December 31, 2012 9:47 am

    I love this project so I tried to do something like it. Yours is definitely better but I gave you a shout out on my blog


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