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Tim Holtz - Cozy Winter Card

Hello Lovelies! Every now and then I go out on a limb with my color schemes and pretty things happen!

I used to be fearful of creating scenes, but I love that Tim Holtz often does a lot of that work for you...and that's just the case with the featured die sets. You just need to figure of the colors that are going to make it magical!

Today's card is all about the Tim Holtz's Cozy Winter and Tall Pines Thinlit Die Sets from Sizzix. Click pix and links below to shop with Simon Says Stamp:

Full supply list at the end of this post!

Today's card showcases using an unconventional color palette to make diecuts and scene-building.


PEACE JOY AND WONDER CARD - Die-cutting Distress-Inked Cardstocks

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Card Front: 4" x 5 1/4"


Confession: The background was an almost discarded Alcohol Ink experiment where I wrapped felt around the edge of a ruler, inked the edge with the pink, purple and grey alcohol inks as well as Blending Solution and dragged it across the surface of Translucent Alcohol Ink cardstock in a slight zig-zag motion.

Scene-Building Tips:

The Cozy Winter Die Set gives you just about everything you need to put a scene together.

  1. Follow the sample on the packaging as I did here, but changed the color scheme

  2. See what other dies you may have that fit the theme. The Cozy Bear is dressed for snow and comes with his own snowflakes and may be found in a forest, so I thought the Tall Pine Dies might be a good match

  3. When I first get a several dies and I am not sure what will work together but I want to build a scene, I die-cut them using scrap paper and just start playing around to see what might work

  4. Think about what you want in the background of your scene and in the foreground and choose your colors accordingly. Since I have so much color with the alcohol ink background as well as in the Cozy Winter die-cuts, I did not want the Tall Pines diecuts to compete with either of those elements and so kept them white

Inked Die-cuts

  • Prepare your inked cardstock for your diecuts by dragging the ink pad across the white cardstock until there is full-coverage of the selected color

Die-cut Color Recipe:

  • Bear Body - Spun Sugar

  • Bear Tummy/"Snout" - Picked Raspberry

  • Scarf/Snowflakes - Shaded Lilac

  • Mug - Salvaged Patina

  • Bird Body - Squeezed Lemonade

  • Bird Beak/Feet - Spiced Marmalade

  • Bird Wing/Branch - Black Soot

The thing that you will love about this card is that beyond this, no instructions are really needed. It's so easy to put together!

Lovelies,I hope this has inspired you to be fearless with experimenting with kooky color schemes and making a scene (in the best way) LOL!!!

I'd love to hear about an adventurous color combo that you would like me to try. Let me know in the comments.

Thank you again for visiting! See you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All dies used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


It's such a beautiful card Keisha, I love the soft colours you used. Perhaps you can make a white bear with a evening/night sky with the new Villainous Potionfor for a totally different look? Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.


Love him in the pastels, so cute.


Gabrielle McCann
Gabrielle McCann
Oct 28, 2021

This is so fun ... love the colours!!

Keisha Diann
Keisha Diann
Oct 28, 2021
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Thank you so much Gabrielle!

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