Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 Release

Hi Lovelies!

It's beginning to look a lot like...at The PaperMint for Tim Holtz's Stamper's Anonymous Holiday 2020 release!

With 14 stamp sets and 4 stencils to choose from, it was hard to decide what to focus on for my first makes for this release.

After a bit of "sketching" (I am using that term very loosely LOL) and experimenting, I started with these 9 sets and have 7 projects for you today:

Products used are linked at the bottom of the post in the Supplies section. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! :-)

Project 1 - Forest Floor Tags

I don't know what possessed me, but I wanted to try making tags. Lately, I've been determined to step out of my card comfort zone and this is what happens when I do.

The lush Holiday botanicals from the Forest Floor stamp set paired sentiments from the Christmastime sentiment stamp set had me convinced it would work.

Traditional Christmas colors showcase the elegant image and sentiment stamps.

Featured Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Forest Floor Stamp Set

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Christmastime Stamp Set

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Tiny Text Christmas Stamp Set

  • Distress Tags #8

  • Distress Paint - (Tag 1 -Tattered Rose, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany), (Tag 2 - Bundled Sage, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles)

  • Distress Archival Ink - Black Soot

  • Distress Ink Reinker - Mowed Lawn, Aged Mahogany

  • Tim Hotz Alloy - Mined

  • Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage Platinum

  • Tim Holtz Adornments Wreaths

  • Seam Binding Ribbon - Cream and Burgundy

  • Distress Sprayer

  • Distress Embossing Pen

  • Distress Collage Medium

  • Ranger Embossing Powder - Gold Tinsel, Clear,

  • Ranger Heat Tool

Key Techniques:

Paint Marbling Background

  1. Smear streaks of Distress Paint on your craft mat.

  2. Spritz the Paints with 4-6 quick sprays of water using the Distress Sprayer.

  3. Press the entire tag into the paint and press down with the flat of your hand, twist the tag a little to get full coverage and mix the paint colors a bit.

  4. Carefully lift up the tag and spray the "painted" side with about 2-3 spritzes of water to create a marbling effect. Place colored side up on your craft mat; gently dry with your heat tool.

  5. Repeat process for the "back" of the tag.

Stamp and Emboss

  1. Stamp/emboss the front of the tags with the "pine needles" and the "berries" images from the Forest Floor Stamp Set respectively. Stamp the back of the tag with the entire set of the Tiny Text Christmas stamp set in the Mowed Lawn and Festive Berries Distress Inks.

  2. Emboss the sentiments from the Christmastime stamp set. Tip: "Merry Christmas" is stamped in Black Soot and embossed with clear embossing powder.

  3. Use the Distress Embossing Pen to add a few dots of embossing ink around the top left edge and the bottom right edge of the "Season's Greetings" tag and heat emboss with the Gold Tinsel powder.


  1. Wet your seam binding ribbon with water and crumple in your hand to distress. while wet add 1 drop of the coordinating reindeer on 2 places of your crumpled ribbon. Set aside to dry.

  2. Similarly, use the Distress Collage Medium to adhere little spots of Glitter Dust on the the "Merry Christmas" tag. Set aside to dry.

  3. Color your wreath adornment with light and darker green alcohol ink markers. Color your adornment for the "Merry Christmas" tag with Rose Gold Alcohol Ink using a Q-tip.

  4. Adhere your adornments to the tag with Distress Collage Medium and add your ribbon to complete your tag.


The Forest Floor images are so striking and have an immediate impact wherever they are stamped.

Project 2 - Peace on Earth Card

After the challenge of the tags, I wanted to slide right back into my comfort zone for a little while and do a project with a lower degree of difficulty for me. LOL My eyes immediately went to the Retro Flakes and Bold Tidings 3 stamp sets.

Peace on Earth - Featured Supplies

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Retro Flakes Stamp Set

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Bold Tidings 3 Stamp Set

  • Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire

  • Distress Mica Flakes

  • Distress Collage Medium

  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

  • Ranger Embossing Powder - White

  • Ranger Heat Tool

Key Techniques:

  1. Stamp and emboss Retro Snowflakes in white on white A2 cardstock.

  2. Ink blend an ombre of blues on the cardstock to create the background.

  3. Use Distress Collage Medium to adhere Mica Flakes to background.

  4. Stamp and emboss "Peace on Earth" sentiment from Bold Tidings onto black cardstock and mount to background using foam tape.

  5. Adhere background to A2 card base.

I love an easy card!

Project 3 - The Poinsettia Card

Every now and then a card turns out a bit better that I expected, and here I think The Poinsettia stamp set made it easy stand out with relatively minimal effort.

The Poinsettia - Featured Supplies

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous The Poinsettia Stamp Set

  • Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Vintage Holidays Stamp Set

  • Distress Watercolor Cardstock

  • Distress Sprayer

  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Palette Set - 36 Colors

  • Ranger Embossing Powder - Silver

  • Ranger Heat Tool

Key Techniques: