Friday, March 04, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 - Happy Easter Colorize Papercut Chicks and Bunny Games with 3D Doily Cards

Hello All! Here are my last cards from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Live, and these cute cute Easter cards are made with the Colorize Papercut Chicks and Bunny Games Thinlits, along with the 3D Doily Texture Fade. Oh my goodness, have you ever seen a more CUTE bunny and chick?!! I want to adopt these guys and let them run around my house with the dog! So so precious! BUT, these cards have to be the most cute project I've ever done...there was no way I could grunge these guys up. They needed to stay clean and cute! ;0)  That Texture Fade is amazing too. I thought it made the best lettuce looking hills, perfect for the bunnies. Enjoy!
Die cut pieces for the chicks using two yellows of felt, an ivory felt, orange, and black cardstock, after adding two sided tape to the back of each paper or felt.  Die cut two grasses (if making two cards) with three colors of green cardstock and ink the edges of each with Peeled Paint Archival Ink before assembling. Use Metallic Confections pink and Classic Pink for the eggs. 
Die cut the rabbits with ivory, white, and pink felt and black cardstock. On the flowers, die cut three of each die piece in white and yellow felt and then mix them to get 12 flowers in all. Die cut six grass blades in green. On the eggs, die cut two base eggs for each size in a matte cardstock, and one each of the pattern egg in a matching Metallic Kraft Stock. When you remove the solid piece from the pattern egg, use the loose pieces for the other egg waste. Die cut the banner in white Heavystock and all the banner pieces in three colors of Metallic Kraft Stock. You can save the extras for another project.
Cut two 'happy' words from the Quotations Metallic Stickers, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Mount these onto a Metallic Kraft Stock (I used pink.) and then onto Kraft Cardstock, inking those edges in Gathered Twigs. Adhere the Metallic banner pieces onto the banner, alternating colors. Cut words from the Tiny Remnant Rubs that have the letters to spell 'Easter' (I used 'observations' and 'adventure'), cut the letters off that you need, and use tweezers to apply them to the banner pieces and rub on. Save the extra letters for another project. 
Cut Watercolor Cardstock to fit into the 3D Doily Texture Fade. (Note: I used the debossed side.) Ink over the raised parts of the fade with Peeled Paint Distress Archival Ink. Lightly mist the Watercolor Cardstock with water, and then close the fade and run through the die cut machine three times for good embossing. Do two of these for two cards. Clean the fade with 91% rubbing alcohol to remove all the ink. Let paper dry. The green ink is in the debossed areas, so you will use the back of the Doily design rather than the raised design the way the Texture Fade is intended.
Use the Deckle Trimmer to cut the one blank side on the watercolor down to where the doily pattern starts, so the paper will now be 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Ink the open un-patterned area with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool, taking care to not get into the green area. Ink the open parts of the patterned green area with both Twisted Citron and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks for a more lettuce look. Lightly mist the paper with water to create water droplets and use a paper towel to remove the wet, and let dry. Ink the edges of the watercolor paper with Speckled Egg on the sky area and either one of the greens in the lettuce hill area. One will be vertical and one horizontal for the card fronts. Mount both onto White Heavystock with two sided tape, cut to 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches. Then mount this onto a kraft card base folded to 5 x 6 3/4 inches, remembering one is vertical and one horizontal. Ink the edges of the kraft base card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 
To add whiskers to the bunny's heads, first use a Craft Pick and poke a tiny hole through the bunny's face under his nose, on each side of his nose, so you know where the needle will go and you have less of a chance of messing up the face. Use a wide hole needle and add three pieces of white thread to each (about 8 in. each so you have plenty to work with). Place the needle into one of the tiny holes you just made on the front of the head and pull the three threads through (say that fast three times) leaving about an inch of each thread, and then push the needle into the tiny hole on the back of the bunny's head and push the needle through taking care to pulling the threads out on the front. Cut the three threads off the needle leaving about an inch of threads on that side of the nose. You should have long whiskers on both sides of the nose. Add a piece of two sided tape (do not remove the backing yet) over the threads on the back of the bunny's head to hold them in place. Cut the whiskers to the length you want. If the whiskers won't behave and go all over the place add a tiny bit of the Collage Medium to the whiskers and smooth them out and lay them where you want and hold them down a few seconds until they obey. Do the same for the other bunny head. Adhere all the die cuts to the front of the card, starting with the grass, then eggs, then flowers and grass, then chicks and bunnies, and finally the banner and 'happy', and use a bit of Collage Medium to help secure the tiny pieces if there wasn't much two sided tape on the back.
(Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Craft Tweezers, Paper Trimmer, Water Mister, 91% Rubbing Alcohol, Deckle Trimmer, Craft Pick, White Thread with Wide Hole Needle)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Chapter 1 2022): Colorize Papercut Chicks, Bunny Games 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Kraft Stock, Metallic Confections Kraft Stock, Tiny Text Remnant Rubs, Quotations Metallic Stickers 
-Sizzix Felt Sheets: Pastel, Neutral, Bold 
-Tim Holtz Core-dinations Kraft Core: Nostalgic, Classic 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distess Archival Ink: Peeled Paint 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade (Chapter 1 2022): Doily 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Speckled Egg, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-Gelly Roll Pen: White

I am totally going to use this rabbit on a new baby card. So darn cute! I'll be back soon. Thank you truly for stopping by. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Papercut Chicks and Bunny Games are so cute together!!! Who knew that a Doily embossing folder would make the perfect lettuce/cabbage??? Perfect!

  2. Such charming, fabulously fun springtime cards. Love the texture created by the (super!) creative use of a doily embossing folder to convey the look of garden-fresh springtime lettuce or cabbage. That is a really clever idea!!!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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