Thursday, October 21, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas 2021 - Plated Christmas Cookies Ornament Trio

Hi everyone! I've got another set of Christmas ornaments today, made with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas Cookies Thinlits. These were super duper fun to make, and the bright colors make me so happy. Enjoy!
Die cut one medium Sized Oval to use as a stencil, and 3 large Sized Ovals for each plate (I made three ornaments so I die cut nine large Ovals.), from Ivory Heavystock. Using the Upper and Lower Tiny Tiny Alphanumeric Thinlits, add 'Christmas' to the top of one of the large Ovals and '2021' to the bottom, keeping the dies close to the edge and curved following the plate shape, and run through the die cut machine. Pick out the letters and numbers and save them for another project. Use the medium Oval as a stencil to ink around in Barn Door Archival (see the pic in the next step for more details) with an Ink Blending Tool. Adhere the inked and die cut Oval to a blank Oval with Collage Medium. Ink the center of the 'a' and '0' and then adhere those in place on the plate. Apply Embossing Dabber over the whole plate, and pour on Antique Linen Distress Embossing Glaze over this and heat emboss. On the third large Oval, attach a picture hanger with a brad to the middle top, and then adhere this Oval to the back of the plate. Use your finger and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to apply paint to the rim of the plate. Let dry and set these aside.

Just for a little more clarification on using the medium Oval as a stencil, lay the oval just below the 'Christmas' centered with the plate, and ink around the top half, and then move the Oval just above the '2021' and ink around the lower. Since the Oval wasn't the exact size needed just moving it up and down made the perfect shape so that the words and numbers were inked in to match the shape of the plate. 
Using about a half sheet of Cracked Leather Cardstock (if making all three), ink over it in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then die cut the base pieces of each cookie from the Christmas Cookies Thinlits. Ink the edges of each base cookies with Antique Linen as well. Note: I used a Candy Cane Cookie for each plate, so that is three in total for those, and then one of each of the other cookies. Set these aside for a bit.  
Die cut all insides of each cookies (three for the Candy Cane) using White Heavystock. Separate all the pieces, and discard to tiny pieces in the very inside (like the windows, star, dots, and squiggles, as you won't need the tiny pieces). Working one at a time and one color at a time, apply the dabber to each piece and add Embossing Powder over and then heat emboss. I used White, Lime Green, Forget-Me-Not and Red Geranium powders. This is tedious with all the thin and small pieces so using tweezers really helps especially during the heat embossing so you won't burn your fingers. Once all the pieces are heat embossed, pop the pieces back together, and add Collage Medium to the backs and adhere to the base cookie pieces.
Fill in the inside tiny spaces with Glacier White Enamel Accents and let dry about an hour. Then add Sprinkled Sugar Stickles on the top of the Enamel Accents and on any white embossed pieces for a sprinkled sugar look. Let dry. 
Add white Velvet Trim to the picture hangers and tie in a knot to hang the ornaments. Use foam tape and Collage Medium to adhere the cookies to the plates. 
(Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, Water Mister, Tweezers, Foam Tape, Scissors) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Heavystock: Ivory, White 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers: Sized Ovals (large and medium) 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Tiny Type Alphanumeric Upper and Lower 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Barn Door 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Antique Linen 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Tarnished Brass 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackled Leather Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Christmas 2021): Christmas Cookies 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: White, Lime Green 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Red Geranium, Forget-Me-Not 
-Ranger Enamel Accents: Glacier White 
-Ranger Stickles: Sprinkled Sugar 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Neutral Velvet Trims 
-Picture Hangers with Brads
Thank you so much for stopping by here. I'll be back again soon with another Christmas make. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Absolutely adorable! Love the bright fun colors!

    Kim M Jacobs

  2. Fun ornaments! Now I want to make a bunch!

  3. Now that is a "sweet" make and looks like a lot of fun, especially with kids to help out....

  4. These are the epitome of charming! What a fun, festive, and wonderfully creative idea. TY so much for sweetening our week with it.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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