Santa Tag | Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town! This time of year has me doing all the holiday crafting and today I'm sharing a Santa Tag I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Release. This project features the brand new Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits. I am a huge lover of all things Santa, so when I saw this die I knew I wanted to create something with it.

Santa Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits

I began by die cutting the Santa from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I then inked each piece with Distress Ink to make it the color I wanted. I used the darker of the two colors listed below to add shadows and usually applied this to the edges of the pieces or some of the layers.
Hat: Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany
Holly Leaves: Crushed Olive and Forest Moss
Holly Berries: Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany
Face: Antique Linen
Cheeks and Nose: Spun Sugar
Beard and Hat Trim: I only inked the edges very lightly with Vintage Photo
Eyes: Black Soot


On the back of each die it gives you a suggestion of what color to die cut each piece (based on the sample on the package) and I used this as a guide to help me decide what colors to use for my Santa. Once all of the coloring was finished, I began assembling the image. I used package image as a guide for putting it all together. However, if you would love a more detailed guide you can check out this step-by-step video by Sizzix on how to use this Colorize die.

          

During the assembly process, I decided Santa needed gold rimmed glasses, so I ended up die cutting that piece from gold Metallic Kraft Stock.

Santa Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits

To assemble the rest of the project, I took a Etcetera #8 Thickboard Tag and covered it with patterned paper from a previous Christmas Paper Stash. I used Collage Medium to adhere a piece of paper to both sides of the tag. I find that covering both sides helps to keep the tag from warping...especially if you plan to add lots of layers to one side.

Next, I layered on a Idea-ology Baseboard Frame and then added Santa to the middle of the frame. To give added stability behind the die cut, I layered some scrap chipboard and adhered it in place with Collage Medium.  I then added the "Merry & Bright" from an older pack of Christmas Quote Chips.

Santa Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits

The vintage looking crinkled ribbon is Hug Snug Seam Binding die with Distress Spray. I used this same ribbon on the Merry Embroidery Hoop I shared recently and you can check out more details on that post.

Santa Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits

Santa Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Sizzix Santa's Wish Colorize Thinlits

I hope you enjoyed learning how this Santa Tag came to life. I can't wait to see what you create and share using the Santa's Wish Colorize and all of the other new products from Tim Holtz's Sizzix Chapter 3 Release.

Supplies

You can find a supply list of the products I used to create this project below. This post contains compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp at no cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. The products I used to create this project are a mix of products I purchased myself and products I received as compensation for creating for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Release.

2 comments

  1. I just adore the Colorize dies, and can not wait to get started on my Christmas crafting, but I am a big spooky, creepy, crawly fan...so Halloween first...LOL

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  2. This is wonderful! I love that you used that plaid background for him and I adore the Santa!

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