Hi everyone, it's Audrey, back on the Sizzix blog today to share a little holiday DIY inspiration. Like many of you, I am busy busy decking the halls and getting ready for the holidays. And that includes putting together some festive and beautiful gift packages for my family and friends, like this sweet gift tag made with lots of fun new dies from the Sizzix and Tim Holtz collection.
This cute little gift tag is made from the new Snowglobe #2 Thinlits die set, and I absolutely love how versatile this set is with it's huge array of included shapes and pieces. I turned the snowglobe into a shaped tag, that opens with room for a handwritten note on the inside. Such a cute way to dress up a simple gift package. Or place this tag into an envelope to mail as a shaped card, instead.
Let's take a closer look.
To begin, die cut the snowglobe topper twice from plain cardstock, and once from patterned paper. Die cut the separate base piece from Distress cardstock that's been sanded for age. To die cut with both Thinlits and Framelits dies, use this basic Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Magnetic Cutting Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad. And then run this sandwich through your die cutting machine.
Adhere the patterned piece to one of the cardstock snowglobe shapes, and then using a bone folder and scoring board, score diagonally across the top left corner of the piece.
Fold the scored tab back and forth to loosen the hinge a bit. Apply adhesive along the tab portion only, and then adhere the two snowglobe pieces together. Now they will open like a card, with room for a note inside.
To dress up the front of the tag, create a scene using a variety of die cut shapes. I combined three sets to make my tag, by adding in pieces from the Winter Wonderland and Snowman Scene die sets. First, die cut the mountain ridge from the Snowman Scene set from watercolor paper. Watercolor the mountains using black and grey Distress inks and a wet paintbrush. Allow the paper to dry completely.
Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint to the edge of the Snowglobe base, and along the ridge lines of the mountains. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the mountain tops with clear glitter. When the paper is dry, adhere the mountains to the shaped base, trimming around the edges as necessary.
Adhere the base to the snowglobe, and then continue to add details to the scene with additional die cuts. I added a fenced churchyard to my tag, a snowbank at the base, and a moon and stars, too. Some of the pieces have been topped with paint and glitter to continue on with the snowy look.
Lastly, I added a die cut deer from the Winter Wonderland die set, and a stamped sentiment banner, too. Punch a hole in the hinged tab to add your favorite ribbon or twine. I dressed up my big bow with a pair of pine-cone adornments, tied with twine.
Happy Holidays, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Snowglobe #2 Thinlits
- Snowman Scene Thinlits
- Winter Wonderland Thinlits
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Magnetic Cutting Platform
- Standard Cutting Pads
Other materials used:
- Cardstock: Therm O Web, Ranger, Core'dinations
- Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
- Stamp: Stamper's Anonymous
- Ink, Paint, Glitter: Ranger Ink
- Pine-cones: Idea-ology Adornments
- Trim: May Arts