Noel Christmas Card using Tim Holtz designs by Tattered Nest Designs


Hello, I’m Stacy and I’m back today with a Christmas Card featuring the Alphanumeric Classic Upper Thinlet Set. Nothing says Christmas more to me than a handmade item. By adding stitches to the letters, it really gave the card a handmade touch. I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Supplies needed-

Sizzix Vagabond

Sizzix Pine Branch

Sizzix Deck The Halls

Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Sizzix Stitched Circles

Alphanumeric Classic Upper Thinlet Set




Distress Watercolor Paper

Distress Sprayer

Heat It Craft Tool

Distress Collage Matte Medium

Small Blending Tool

Splatter Brush

Sanding Grip



Old Paper Distress Spray Stain

Weathered Wood Distress Spray Stain

Crushed Olive Distress Oxide Spray

Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray

Black Soot Archival

Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stain

Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain

Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Spray

Candied Apple Distress Paint

Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Picket Fence Distress Paint

Antique Linen Distress Ink


Stampers Anonymous-

Perfect Plaids CMS383

Lumberjack CMS384



Tiny Bells



Kraft Stock Paper

Needle and Red Thread

Green Ribbon

Jump Rings

Sewing Machine



1) Spritz a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with water then spritz on Old Paper & Weathered Wood Distress Spray Stains, dry with heat tool. Spritz with Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Sprays, spritz with water and dry with heat tool.

2) Randomly stamp partial areas of the Perfect Plaids Background Stamp onto paper with Black Soot Archival Ink.

3) Cut out holly leaves and layers using the Deck The Halls Thinlet Set and pine branches from the Pine Branch Thinlet Set.

4) Adhere holly layers together to create leaves with Distress Collage Matte Medium.

5) Emboss a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with the 3D Lumber Texture Fade.

6) Color paper by spraying paper with water and then spray on Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains, then dry with a heat tool. Spray with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Spray and dry with heat tool. With your finger, rub a small amount of Candied Apple Distress Paint onto paper and dry with a heat tool. Blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto paper with a blending tool.

7) Blend a piece of Kraft Stock Paper with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool. Add Picket Fence Distress Paint to a Craft or Media Mat and dip Splatter Brush into paint. Splatter the paint onto the kraft stock and dry with a heat tool.

8) Cut the largest circle from the Sizzix Stitched Circle Thinlet Set and sand with a Sanding Grip. Blend Circle with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.

9) Stamp a piece of Distress Watercolor Scrap with the Lumberjack Wood Grain Background Stamp using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink then blend Antique Linen Distress Ink with a Blending Tool onto paper.

10) Cut the word NOEL using the Alphanumeric Classic Upper Thinlet Set.

11) Adhere the word NOEL to the circle with Distress Collage Matte Medium.

12) With a needle, punch small holes around letters for stitching.

13) Stitch into punched holes with red thread.

14 & 15) Messy stitch around the lumber embossed paper with a Sewing Machine.

16) Paint two idea-ology Tiny Bells with Candied Apple Distress Paint and dry with a Heat tool. Tie a bow with ribbon and attach bells to ribbon with Jump Rings.

17) Adhere all the pieces to a card base with pop-dots and adhesive and then give the card to someone special.


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