sizzix village collection…

villagewith the holiday season in full swing i wanted to share some ideas featuring my new favorite dies from sizzix – the village collection.  this series of dies is the first of many (more to come in 2016) that allow you to design and create you’re own custom village.  the following videos will take you through the basics of assembling the “village dwelling”, assembling the “village bell tower”, and adding the “village winter” overlay.  see for yourself just how easy they are to do – the fun has only just begun…t!m

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46 Comments to “sizzix village collection…”

  1. Lynn Donnelly says:

    I would like to make these using copper sheets. I can’t seem to find a tutorial. Is it even possible?

  2. Amy Gray says:

    Thanks for the tip on the Index stock. It is WAY more economical than other heavy weight cardstocks. We are making this house at our next Stamp Knight with Joy on Thursday and I can’t wait!

  3. […] Sizzix designs are always exciting and when Tim Holtz released his Village Collection, it was the most waited for set […]

  4. Ok…so I finally had time to watch these. AWESOME! Wish I would have seen these before I taught my class using all three dies, because I learned a few things. First…didn’t know there was a detail hot glue gun. I hate hot glue guns because of the thick line and the strings, but this would have made my class a cinch. It was raining, and 6 different glues didn’t want to work, so hot glue would have been brilliant. A real duh moment! Next, didn’t know there was a ‘v’ in the snow for the roof…LOVE that and makes so much sense. LOVE that you used twigs too! Just fabulous knowledge for the most fabulous dies ever! Thank you!

  5. butterfly says:

    I adore these little houses… already been commissioned by my mother to make a whole village-full to go in the window of her dollshouse museum in the Czech Republic!
    Alison x

  6. Hi Tim and Mario, Happy Holidays, I’m in the process of making the houses and found a couple of suggestions; if ur paper is heavy enough u don’t need the index stock, and would put the glassine windows on before putting the houses together. Having fun doing it, thanxs for ur inspirations and informative videos…definitely helped~~~

  7. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for doing this video. I have collected all the dies, but have only made one house. Now I am inspired to get my own little village built.

  8. Wilma Blom says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful! Thank you for the tips and inspiration. My wishlist is getting longer and longer 😉

  9. Rosann says:

    Oh my these are fabulous Tim… like the tips you give in the videos; makes it look a little easier ( you always help us understand those little details) !

  10. These look awesome! Hope you and yours are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!

  11. Candy says:

    Really gets me in the Spirit of Christmas!

  12. Violet says:

    They look awesome! I bet some of those could be easily made to look like spooky Halloween houses too.

  13. jude says:

    tim, thanks so much for the wonderful videos on your village dwelling and custom dies that go with it! i bought everything but hadn’t begun to build my village—now i can do so with complete confidence since your videos are so thorough to walk us thru the entire construction. can’t wait to see what you’ve got lined up for 2016!!!
    thank you for being so very generous with your talents and sharing your knowledge and creativity with us! happy holidays!

  14. Just love these little village dies, thanks so much Tim!!!!

  15. Deb L says:

    These videos are really helpful! Thanks Tim!

  16. Tona says:

    These are fabulous!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & Mario.

  17. Ooh – iT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! 🙂 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  18. Lagene says:

    Awesome village structures, Thanks for all the instructional videos, that really helps!!!

  19. Carol Watson says:

    It takes a village….and you make it look so easy. Love these dies! Adorable.

  20. These are FABULOUS!!!
    I would LOVE to make a set!!!

  21. Deb Neerman says:

    OMG, I love these! (Craft-tool lust is a real thing …)

  22. Noreen says:

    Thank you so much for the village collection and the how-to videos! I love villages, and this is going to be a great fun way to create. Now I just have to get the dies!

  23. Tracy says:

    …Dear Santa,
    Please visit Tim Holtz’s blog for any Christmas gift ideas. If his hands touched it, I’d love it. Too many things to choose from, I know! But, you can just pass your list onto my Husband when you’re done. P.S. I’ve been a very, very good girl this year….and I’ve made you a beauuutiful card ♥

  24. Dolly says:

    So sweet Tim!! I love it all and I just can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future and also what add ons you have in 2016!

  25. Astrid G says:

    Thank you so much for all the tips in the videos, i like the village a lot.

  26. Suzanne says:

    Thanks so much Tim! I bought these and i am ready to get started!

  27. Bonnie says:

    What a sweet little village they all make… I can see an entire set up for the holidays in hopefully my future bay window!

  28. Bridget Gillings says:

    Hi Tim, these dies are just superb, wouldn’t it make a beautiful window display for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the great videos. Bx

  29. Hi Love the videos ! it makes a big difference in deciding if I should get them. the dies seem intimidating at first. but watching the video’s. I am
    definetly putting them on my wish list! thanks for the time in making them. have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  30. Sharon Young says:

    Thanks Tim. Great tips and ideas for creating our own village.

  31. barb baker says:

    every thing is geat

  32. barb baker says:

    every thing is great

  33. KarenLouisem says:

    #1 on my “want” list!

  34. Gloria L. says:

    Needless to say – adorable!

  35. diana says:

    thank you so much Tim!! i have put a few of these together but none as seamless as you did in the video’s!! i have placed that hot glue gun on my wish list!! one of my favourite things about you.. your sharing of your techniques!!

  36. Just love them, sssssoooooooooooooo cuuuuute 🙂 🙂

  37. Jenn shurkus says:

    Thank you tim for posting this!! I have all the supplies and will be making the log cabin for my dad Little known fact- I grew up in a log cabin that my dad built with his bare hands

  38. Cheryll Steinke says:

    I love it. I will have to add this to my list. I’ve always wanted a village, and now I can make my own. I love the way your mind works. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mario. God Bless.

  39. Cindy Coutts says:

    Love these and have been waiting for vids. This also reminds me to run down the street to Chico Scrapbooks to pick mine up!

  40. Dodie says:

    Love this! Have you ever considered working with Cricut to digitize your dies so that they can be cut in any size? I know that I would jump at the chance to have many of your dies available to be customizable.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mario!

  41. Sammy says:

    *sigh* And my shopping list grows longer still…

  42. kath says:

    thanks for all the hints and tips…I’m off to look out my hard hat…hi vis jacket and glue gun xxx

  43. Wow they are lovely – I need them all right now!

  44. Lucy F. says:

    I haven’t looked at the video yet, but I did see your periscope video. I am so glad you are doing this. It is a very nice die for making little houses.

  45. Angele van Leeuwen says:

    While it’s raining cats and dogs over here I am having Christmas songs in my head right now due to this lovely winter village!

  46. Eva R. says:

    These are awesome!

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