Mr. Snowman Gift Card Holder featuring Tim Holtz designs

Hi everyone, it’s Audrey from A Peek into My Craft World, and I am super excited to be here to share a holiday project idea today featuring dies from the new Tim Holtz Chapter 4 release.

I call this a 2-fer project, because it really is two projects rolled into one. Not only is this adorable snowman tag a great packaging gift tag or decorative art tag, it also does double duty as a gift card holder. I love time saving ideas like this when the busy holiday season comes around.


Sizzix Dies: Stacked Tags, Alpine, Mr. Snowman, Alpha Numeric Label
Cardstock: Ranger Distress Watercolor, Tim Holtz Distress Kraft Stock, Therm O Web Black Onyx

Ranger Distress Oxide Spray: Iced Spruce

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Dried Marigold

Ranger Distress Ink: Iced Spruce
Ranger Distress Paint: Picket Fence
Ranger Stickles: Frosted Lace
Trim: Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon, Stampin’Up Twine
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool


  1. To begin, die cut pieces for the base of the tag from Distress Watercolor cardstock. For the tag, die cut the largest tag shape from the Stacked Tag die set. Die cut the bottom 2” of the same tag to create the gift card pocket. Then die cut all the pieces from the Alpine die set twice.
  2. Place the two large mountain die cuts inside a splat box, and spray them lightly with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Spray. Spray the mountains lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer, and then blot them with a dry paper towel. Set the pieces aside to dry. Place the shadow pieces into the box, and spray them more heavily with the Oxide spray so that they are completely saturated. Set aside to dry. Ink around the edges of the remaining pieces using Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
  3. Ink blend the top of the tag die cut, starting with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink at the top, blending into Faded Jean Oxide, and finally Chipped Sapphire Oxide near the middle bottom of the tag. The very bottom will be covered up, so doesn’t need inking. Spray the tag with water from the Distress Sprayer, and blog dry with a paper towel. Mix a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint with water, and flick it against the tag using a wet paintbrush. Ink around the edges of the partial tag die cut using Iced Spruce Distress Ink. Ink the tag reinforcer with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.

  1. Adhere the tag reinforcer to the top of the tag. Assemble all the pieces to the Alpine mountains. Using the bottom gift card pocket as a measuring guide, adhere the mountains to the top of the tag, tucking some behind the others, and trimming off the edges, as needed. Use the portion trimmed off from the left side to add additional mountains to the right side of the tag.
  2. Add a strip of foam adhesive across the bottom of the gift card pocket, and add half strips of foam up both sides. Adhere the pocket to the bottom of the tag.
  3. Die cut Mr. Snowman using watercolor cardstock, black cardstock, and Distress Kraft Stock cardstock. Ink around the edges of the pieces before assembling. Add Stickles glitter glue to the tops of the mountains, hat, scarf, mittens, and carrot nose.

  1. Add foam adhesive to the bottom section of the snowman, and then adhere him to the bottom of the tag. Cut a 4” length of twine. Tie knots in both ends, and then adhere the twine so that the snowman is holding it in his hands. Die cut the word NOEL from black cardstock. Adhere the letters to the twine.
  2. Cut a 5” length of white crinkle ribbon. Press Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide onto a nonstick work surface. Press Faded Jeans Distress Oxide right below it. Spray the inks with water. Fold the ribbon in half, and then press it into the ink mixture. Once dry, tie the ribbon through the top of the tag. Tie twine around the ribbon, tying it into a bow. Trim the ends, as needed.

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