Friday, December 24, 2021

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village

Merry Christmas Eve my friends. I've been under the weather for the last week or so with the Christmas sniffles (just a cold, tested negative for Covid) which meant that my preparations for Christmas Day ended up being a last minute scramble to get everything done. BUT with ONE day to spare, fortified with coffee and Costco mince pies, I finally finished my Festive Table decoration made using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits for the houses, Village Collection Thinlits to decorate the roofs and lots and lots of Idea-ology Woodland Trees.

I painted the tops of wood slices with White Gesso, attached to a piece of Sizzix Matboard using hot glue. I added a second layer and used a pencil to roughly mark where each house would go and attached the 2 sets of Idea-ology Tiny Lights with hot glue. I covered most of the exposed wires with coats of Distress Grit Paste. I die-cut the houses and roofs from Distress Kraft HeavyStock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits. I added Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to the roofs, die-cut the shingles using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Village Collection Thinlits, fixed in place and drybrushed the houses and roofs with White Gesso.
I fixed vellum behind the windows and doors of the houses and added splatters of White Gesso. I added Scor-Tape to the flaps on the house, lined up one side against the roof and pressed the second side into place. I used Tim Holtz Remnant Rub Tool to burnish the flaps inside to ensure good adhesion.
I added Distress Grit Paste with my fingers to the Idea-ology Woodland Trees, sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter
and placed on a sheet of Sizzix Sticky Grid until dry.
I fixed the houses and trees to the base using hot glue, applied Distress Grit Paste to the roofs using a palette knife, added piles of sticks from my stash, pieces of moss, Idea-ology Baubles Findings coloured with Deception Pearl and Mushroom Alcohol inks and fixed to one of the Woodland Trees. 
I used Idea-ology Christmas Confections to create a sign post, added an Idea-ology Bubble on top, a Christmas Mini Flair button and a Christmas Clipping Sticker fixed to red cardstock for the North Pole sign. I added Distress Grit Paste to the sign and here and there over the base and sprinkled liberally with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.
Just when I thought I was done, I decided to add one more set of Idea-ology Tiny Lights on the Idea-ology Woodland Trees.

My festive table centre piece is ready and waiting for my Christmas guests to arrive, let the party begin.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the festive celebrations with your family and friends and that Santa pops down your chimney with lots of crafty parcels.
Hugs Kath xxx 


  1. Good morning Kath, glad your feeling better and ready for the big 'day'.
    Your center piece is stunning, you put so much into your creations, no wonder they always blow me away.
    I hope you and yours have a wonderful time together.
    Merry Christmas and thanks for a year filled with beautiful creations.xx

  2. That is stunning you are so creative. Hugs to you for a very happy holidays.

  3. Morning Kath.....Wow what fabulous piece...hope you feel better soon


  4. Kath what a gorgeous centre peace so creative you are hope your feeling better take care xx

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family...happy to hear you are feeling better...wouldn't want to miss out on the BIG your North Pole creative!!! What a beautiful centerpiece for the big food layout....Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas....LOL.

  6. Your Christmas make this year have been outstanding.This center piece is adorable.I wish you a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year.

  7. I love your Christmas village! Super cute and an elegant centerpiece. I love the place settings also. This is an adorable table setting! I bought the 4-5” wood slices to make a village. I’m second guessing my self, I love your smaller wood slices!! Thank you so much for sharing the making of your village table setting! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  8. Wow Kath, your village is stunning! The addition of the lights takes it over the top! This is something that could be left out all winter. Absolutely gorgeous!


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