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Tim Holtz Sizzix Everyday 2023 Release - PAPERCUT CAFE Card

Hello Lovelies! Who's ready for a Par-TEA? Tim Holtz's Papercut Cafe Thinlit Dies are adorable and a perfect opportunity for a tea-lover like myself to have a little punny fun!

Recently, you may have seen me share a full set of Distress color cardstock; we will put that to use for today's card as well as having some fun polka-dotting!

Papercut Cafe was part of the recent Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Everyday Release which has something for everyone. The full release is shown below and each die set is available to purchase individually from Simon Says Stamp.

Let's take a closer look at PaperCut Cafe and some of the other key supplies for today's make:

In addition to the dies, we'll be using Tim Holtz's shaping tools to make our Polka Dot Background:

Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.

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These ladies are clearly ready for a fabulous tea party!

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LET'S PAR-TEA... CARD - Polka-Dotting, Inking Cardstock, Die-cutting Layering and Collage

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




Distress Ink Colors: used to ink cardstock for die-cuts

  • Abandoned Coral

  • Kitsch Flamingo

  • Spun Sugar

  • Squeezed

  • Lemonade

  • Mustard Seed

  • Cracked Pistachio

  • Twisted Citron

  • Tea Dye

  • Lost Shadow




I have a little reel video linked below showing you how to create your Distress color cardstock that will be used for the die-cuts.

Click the picture below to see the video:

I actually keep a full set in all the Distress Ink Color cardstock on hand, ready for use in my crafting projects. Especially when you are creatively stuck, its great to just set aside some time and zone out into this relaxing and rewarding activity.



Start with the largest ball-headed shaping tool, dipped in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paint and dot randomly over the white cardstock base. Repeat dotting with the medium and then the small ball-headed shaping tool until you are happy with the pattern.

(I initially intended to do the background in Lost Shadow and ended up using that for another project).


LETTERS: Once you have prepared your inked cardstock, die-cut your letters in the colors shown below:

Die-cut two additional sets of the "PARTEA" letters and layer these under the inked ones to create a dimensional effect.


TEACUPS ETC.: Die-cut the tea-cup layers as shown (NOTE: I ended up NOT using the white "accent" layer)




Additional die-cutting: - die-cut the Layered Plaid out of white cardstock and 3D Impresslit Frame out of Lost Shadow-inked cardstock



Use the shaping tool with he smallest ball head dipped in Distress paint to create the polka dots on the tea-cups. Allow to dry before layering and adhering.


Use the tweezers to help place these small die-cuts.




Arrange all your die-cut elements on the card front until satisfied, do not adhere!

Cover your desired layout with a piece of Glad Cling and Seal and press into each of the die-cuts so that they temporarily adhere. Once they "attach" to the cling and seal, lift up and set place on your craft surface.

Lift the plaid die-cut away from the remaining die-cuts and apply glue to the plaid and the remaining die-cuts separately.

Adhere the plaid die-cut to the polka-dot base

Adhere foam dots to the back of the "steam die-cuts" to pop-up (in addition to a touch of glue at bottom) and then flip your sheet with the die-cuts over onto the card-front, position and press to adhere.

Finish with the "FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY" sentiment. I made this in Microsoft Word and printed it out.


Polka dots for the WIN!!!

Something about these colors sing Spring to me!

I am in LOVE with this cup!

Thank you for joining my PAR-TEA!!!

Come back soon! Leave me a comment with your thoughts please. It means a lot and I am happy to take any questions.

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 stamps used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

4 comentarios

Mary Kay Ross
Mary Kay Ross
23 mar 2023

This card is adorable!!! Your instructions are so wonderfully detailed and I so appreciate that. Love it!

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Keisha Diann
Keisha Diann
26 mar 2023
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Hi Mary Kay, so glad you found the tutorial helpful!

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The cuteness of this PArtea Is jaw dropping. Great instructions!

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Keisha Diann
Keisha Diann
26 mar 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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