Countdown to Creativity with Tim Holtz!

Tim Holtz has pre-released three new dies ahead of CHA- Jumbo Tattered Florals, Garden Greens, and Spring Greenery that are available to pre-order!  You can read all about them on Tim’s blog: http://timholtz.com/new-jumbo-tattered-florals-more-from-sizzix/ and you can also ask your local stores to pre-order these items!

jumbotatteredflorals-sq-600x532To help get you inspired and ready for the new dies to hit the store shelves, the Sizzix design team has lined up a wide array of projects!  Several times a week throughout the month Sizzix will be sharing a link to one of the designer’s blogs featuring a fabulous project showcasing the new dies. I am featured today with a home decor project to share.


As you may know, the Tattered Florals are hugely popular for many reasons, one being that they are useful for papercrafting throughout the whole year – my papercrafter’s heart is all aflutter!  Since I am madly getting our home ready for Christmas Day with 20+ inlaws, I am in a holiday decorating frenzy, and decided to use the dies for a holiday wreath.

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_BI used the Jumbo Tattered Florals #659441 die for my large focal points, these festive blossoms.  This die is of the Bigz type, folks, so imagine all the possibilities with thick papers, fabric, felt, metal, upcycled corrugate.

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_DFor mine, I used a fun mix of Core’dinations Core Amour Cardstock, Authentique patterned papers, and metallic Recollections cardstock.

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_CI just love how the metallic surface crinkled in response to curling with my beloved bone folder.

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_FTo take advantage of the Bigz capability, I used the Garden Greens Bigz #659436 die with corrugate to play up my attempt this Christmas to contrast rustic and gilded elements in our home decor. I pressed the die-cuts into a white pigment ink pad to make them “snowy.”

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_EA close-up of all the varied  texturezzzzzzz.  Do you recognize the acorns that I shared with you from my December Daily post?

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_GThe rest of the wreath is simply looped bunches of wide ribbons and strips of burlap, keeping in line with my rustic/gilded them this year.  I also inserted some delicate frosted berry bunches to carry the red throughout.

VivianKehTimHoltzNewRelease_HThis one is going to hang on our front door.  Thanks so much for visiting me today, and  Happy Holiday Crafting!



Core’dinations – Core Amour Cardstock
Authentique – patterned paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon – fibers
Michael’s – Recollections Metallic Cardstock, fibers, burlap, berries, wire base


8 thoughts on “Countdown to Creativity with Tim Holtz!

  1. So much yumminess! The texture is amazing. Going to be a great way to greet all your guests. I’m loving all the inspiration the Sizxix team has been providing on these new dies. Thanks!

  2. WoW!!! Vivian, the wreath is jaw dropping, gorgeous!!! It will make your guests entrance into your home amazing, they will wonder at all the beauty to be seen inside! I would love to see photos of your home once it is all decorated and beautified. Enjoy your decorating and project making for it. We are rebuilding my doll beds, Christmas gift when I was six, for our six year old granddaughter. It has been challenging working with old wood. Thank you for sharing this beautiful wreath today, very inspiring.
    Jacquelene L

  3. Pingback: Jumbo Tattered Florals Inspiration: Day 11 | Sizzix BlogSizzix Blog

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