Friday, December 11, 2020

Papercut Christmas Hip Hop Card

Hi All! I'm back with another Christmas card this week, and one I hope you find as fun as I intended. Are you confused on the title of this post? Well to understand my thinking...when I first saw the LIVE that Tim Holtz did, introducing the new Sizzix Dies for Christmas, namely the Papercut Christmas 1 and 2, I let out a laugh as I thought all three of the characters looked like they were raising the roof at a dance club with the way their arms were up. I kept singing the chorus from a Hip Hop song in my head that I thought was real, "Say hey, say ho, say hey, say ho ho ho", but I've looked and looked and can't find any song exactly the way I thought. There are a few like the tune I had in my head, "Hip Hop Hooray" from Naughty by Nature (Remember that one?) and "Scream" from DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith), but my tune is a version of both of these. Who knows what goes on in my subconscious mind or where I even picked up the tune, but regardless, I knew I was going with a musical old school hip hop version on this card and with the sentiment. I wish I had a way to record it to sing to you...well maybe not...or at least use it in the card when the recipient opens it, but I don't have such a device. Hopefully the characters convey what I intended. Anyway, I always imagine Santa and his peeps letting off steam and having a good time dancing and singing while they work so hard for all the children of the world before the big day. You gotta have fun doing what you love! I know I did on this card, and it was easy to make.
I die cut all the Colorize Papercut Christmas characters (Santa, Deer, Snowman) using papers from Classic Cardstock, Christmas Paper Stash, and Metallic Confections, with all the papers having two sided tape on the back for easier adhering later. (I didn't want the traditional colored clothing for these since I think those are for the big day. These are for the regular days.) I inked the edges of all the pieces with either Rustic Wilderness, Antique Linen, or Gathered Twigs Distress Ink from Tim and Ranger, coordinating the inks with the colors of paper. I assembled all the pieces...well, I lost the eyes to the reindeer and the nose to the snowman, so I cut pieces of cardstock for those because I was too lazy to do it again. I used some markers to color in the debossed portions on Santa's suit and beard, the deer's chest, and added some lines around the snowman. 
I cut a kraft card base to 6 x 6 inches (inked edges in Gathered Twigs), the green plaid mat to 5 7/8 x 5 7/8, and a green cardstock mat to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 (inked both of these in Rustic Wilderness) and adhered them all together for the base of the card. I cut a blue Metallic Kraft Stock piece to 3 x 5, and stamped the music notes from Tim's Music and Advert Stamp Set from Stamper's Anonymous, on it using Speckled Egg Oxide and a stamp platform, then heat embossed in Clear powder. I inked the edges of this with the Oxide and mounted it to the top of the card with two sided tape. I hand cut a white cardstock piece (3 x 5) to look like a rolling hill, inked the edges with the Oxide, and adhered it to the bottom. I die cut the trees from the Colorize Snowscape (not the way they are intended to be used, but I liked the whimsical look) set in white cardstock, inked the edges in Speckled Egg Oxide, and adhered those to the edges of the hills.
 Originally, I started die cutting letters from various Alphanumeric sets, but I just didn't have enough room, so I ended up computer generating the sentiment. I cut them out, inked the edges in Speckled Egg and adhered to the top of the card. I colored in a few lines around the bottom of the characters feet, added Grit Paste on top, and then sprinkled on some Mica Flakes and pushed them into the Paste for good adherence. 
(Die Cut Machine, Two Sided Tape, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Foam Tape, Palette Knife) 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Kraft Stock, Christmas Paper Stash 2020, Metallic Confections Kraft Stock 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Colorize Papercut Christmas 1, Colorize Papercut Christmas 2, Colorize Snowscape 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Rustic Wilderness, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Speckled Egg 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Music and Advert 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Flakes 
-Faber Castell Pitt Pens: Gray, Green, Blue, Brown 
-White Cardstock
Yes, I'm a little different! LOL! I'll be back again soon. I hope your Christmas crafts are going well, and of course I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. They're such fun and I love that icy blue sky.
    Alison x

  2. Hey, I like your version the best...and the HO, HO, HO...fits right in...perfect!

  3. Oh, the happy memories your lovely "hip - Hoppy" card brought back for me. I think you hit the perfect note (pun intended), to Tim's Sizzix cut outs! This will be my Christmas card for next year! That is, if I can still purchase the Sizzix dies!


  4. This is so much fun, I can totally see why you thought hip hop and I can almost hear your version of the song. Lol. Santa looks very hip in green!

  5. Anita.thisis so much FUN and so beautidully made.i have the reindeer and the snowman and when I am doing themyourpost and song will be with me.

  6. Well, it is a hey from me! Wherever they are, they certainly look as if they are having the time of their lives.... I love Santa's outfit too and the reindeer is just SO much fun! Love this Anita. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Such a stunner! I'm hypnotized by + smitten with that gleamingly gorgeous backdrop. Swoon!!!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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