Tim Holtz Village Die Christmas Church

I am so absolutely in love with the Tim Holtz Village die. I was really trying to resist. It isn’t like I don’t have enough other projects and crafts around here. For all of my resisting, I am hooked. I started with the Village Dwelling Die and things just went from there. This is my very first dwelling and there will be more!! I used the Village Dwelling, Village Bell Tower, and Village Winter Dies to create this little church.

Tim Holtz & Sizzix Village: Christmas Church by Jennifer Miner

I started my creation before I watched the tutorial videos by Tim Holtz over on YouTube, and I would have made a few things differently.  Having said that I am pretty happy with this little project and it was so much fun.

Church at Christmas
Alcohol Ink Stain Glass Window

I inked my roof with Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap, and Weather Wood Distress Inks and added Distress Stickles in Picket Fence for my snow and icicles. The white pieces were inked with Frayer Burlap. I think that next time I’ll do some siding.

Church with Tim Holtz Dies

I inked my windows with Frayed Burlap Ink and added a coat of Glossy Accents once they were in place. The stain glass was created with acetate and Alcohol Inks.

Front view of the little church

I added a little snow in my windows with Picket Fence Distress Stickles. The wreath is a pipe cleaner with embroidery floss. The base was covered with glitter adhesive and given a good application of Martha Stewart Glitter in Carara Marble. I did not adhere my church to the base so I can put a battery operated light in there.

I am really looking forward to adding more buildings to my village, I have a Pinterest Board going for these if you are looking for more ideas.


Dies: Village Dwelling, Village Bell Tower, Village Winter Tim Holtz for Sizzix

Paper: Neenah Solar White in 80lb and 110lb, Acetate Sheet

Ink: Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap, and Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Sail Boat Blue, Watermelon, and Silver Mixative – Adirondack, Alcohol Blending Solution – Adirondack

Other: Carara Marble & Glitter Adhesive – Martha Stewart Crafts, Glossy Accents – Ranger, Picket Fence Distress Stickles – Ranger

By Jennifer Miner


One thought on “Tim Holtz Village Die Christmas Church”

  1. I would be hooked, too – this looks like so much fun to create, and you could vary these in color and go on forever! Love the sparkles you added! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Jennifer!

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