Friday, November 17, 2017

Have a Totally Hip Holiday

The Hipsters are having a Legit Holiday Bash, and they are more than excited to get to be a part of the 2017 Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series!  Don't worry, the hipsters are all about hanging out, so they want you to join in the merriment too!
 I was feeling inspired to make some fun, silly holiday cards and when I first saw the Carved Ornaments stamp set I just felt like they needed to get all mixed up with the Hipsters for the holidays.

It's really a pretty simple mix to do. Just add some of Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Mini Carved Ornaments CMS31stamps as hats to a few of the Hipsters CMS288. For their clothing, just stamp the clothing portion of the stamps onto pieces of the Ideaology Christmas Kraft Stock and Christmas Paperie Paper Stash and cut them out by hand or with the dies so they have stylish holiday outfits to go with their cool yule hats.
The sentiments for all of the cards are from Tim's Watercolor Trees Stamps CMS317 stamp set and it is full of fabulous script sentiments for the holidays! You really should take a look at this set.
The snowflakes on this card were cut out with the Mini Paper Snowflakes thinlits CMS661599. These dies are tiny so they cut out VERY quickly and easily on my fave new tool, the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Sidekick.
The holly garland on this card was cut from the Mini Holiday Greens thinlits 661597.  There are several single holly leaf die cuts in that set and like the snowflakes, I cut them very quickly and easily with the Sidekick.

I just keep being amazed at how quick and convenient this little Sidekick makes creating. I keep it on my work counter in my studio, not in the die cutting area.  My bigger die  ut machines are there for the big jobs, but I have to get up, out of my chair and walk across the room to use those. LOL! Definitely first world problems!
So I wanted to make some garlands out of a few small shapes, smaller than Tim's Sizzix punches, so I pulled out these thinlit sets and they both had tiny enough dies to work for my themed garlands.
As you can see, the holly leaves from the Mini Holiday Greens are just the perfect size, as are the tiny snowflakes from the Mini Paper Snowflake set. It took me less than two minutes to cut all the holly and snowflakes to sew together for banners for these two cards. It is the perfect tool for keeping in a handy location to grab and cut those small dies.  I'm so thankful to have it.


4 comments:

Teri Terrific said...

Such a clever idea! I just love these cards; thank you.

Rea' said...

Oh so very cool !!

sara j said...

Perfect in every way.....you've c complimented their expressions wonderfully!

nwilliams6 said...

Love these! Super cool and very cool details as well!!!