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Summer "Sweet" Layout


Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz is a signature product designer for various companies in the craft industry including Sizzix® Alterations™, Ranger Industries®, Advantus®/idea-ology®, Stampers Anonymous, Tonic Studios® and Westminster Fibers. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting-edge crafting products bringing his unique vintage style. As a well-known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of techniques and philosophy to simply enjoy the journey...

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Print Idea


Don't you just love it? If you want to make this project extra meaningful, add a picture of your sweetie to the frame! Follow the instructions below to learn how to make this summer-inspired project.

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die - Graceful Flourish
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Scribbles & Splat
  • Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Heartfelt
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 79PK - Just a Note Alphabet
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)


Other Supplies: White Cardstock, Assorted Stamps, Assorted Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Stapler, 12" Wooden Picture Frame

  1. Die-cut all the separate elements from assorted cardstock and patterned paper.
  2. Cover a piece of mount board with the butterfly patterned paper and die-cut the heart. Use a fine sanding pad to gently distress the edges of the heart.
  3. Stamp the word ‘smile’ onto white cardstock before cropping with a Framelits Circle and matt onto a pink die-cut circle together with a couple of strips of card cut into banners and secure with a couple of staples.
  4. Curl back the wings of the white die-cut butterfly and decorate the centre with adhesive gems.
  5. Cut and tear strips and rectangles of patterned card and arrange on the white 12" x 12" cardstock until you achieve a pleasing composition before mounting in place together with your chosen photograph, die-cuts and stamped elements.
  6. Mount the flower onto the layout together with some die-cut leafy foliage and add a few adhesive pearls as a finishing touch.