Sunday, December 23, 2012
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU! Just wanted to share my simple and sweet Christmas card this year! I used our White Notecards; the 1-3/8" Square Punch; the 1" Square Punch; the Postage Stamp Punch; the Merry Minis Punch Pack; Stampin' Dimensionals; Open Sleigh; Merry Minis; Cherry Cobbler ink; and a Pearl Jewel. Simple, sweet, and one of my favorite Christmas cards ever! May you all have a fabulous Christmas and a New Year filled with all good things - and lots of stamping!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
My favorite accessory or tool is the Big Shot because you can do so many things with it - FUN THINGS! One of my favorite dies was the Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die - nice, big letters that you can do so many things with. It was originally $149.95 and it's currently on sale for $59.99. I used the Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die, along with our Red Glimmer Paper (121790) to create this cute "Ho Ho Ho" above my fireplace! For New Year's, I'll be using the Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885) to die cut "Cheers" for my fireplace! I'll also put "Love" up there for February - and you know I'll be putting "Boo" up there for Halloween! If you'd like to purchase the Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die, you'd better hurry - it's only available while supplies last! Just visit www.pennythomas.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now," which is the small, white rectangular box below my name. Then click on "Clearance Rack Blitz," and then click on "Tools and Die Cutting." The dies are so easy to do and the results are stunning! I think it's a great Christmas present for yourself or for a Big Shot lover in your life! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This is a card I offered at my Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop. I saw a card very similar to the "Noel" card above and had to make it with the supplies I had on hand. I absolutely loved it, but found it quite tedious to stamp out the "Noel," so I offered an alternative idea with the candy canes and "Merry." What you can't see in the photo is the glitter all over the Lacy Brocade embossed panel. It is beautiful in person and one of my favorite Christmas cards EVER! With added bling from the rhinestones, THIS CARD ROCKS!
Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Whisper White - 3-3/4 X 2-3/4; Whisper White - 3-1/2 X 2-1/2; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Loving Thoughts (for the "Noel"); Tiny Tags; Happy Hour
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder; Big Shot Machine; Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine - 14" long; Scissors; Jewelry Tag Punch; Rhinestone Jewels; Paper Snips
This is a card I offered at my Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop. We had lots of fun with it! Is that a margarita or a martini? Some of the gals took the rhinestone jewel, colored it with a Red Sharpie, and moved it up to be the berry with the holly. It was adorable and sparkly! Not sure who to give credit to for this card. If you know, let me know, and I'll be happy to post the designer's name.
Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Gumball Green - 5-1/2 X 1; Whisper White - 3-1/4 X 3/4"; Red Glimmer Paper scrap; Whisper White - 4 X 2-3/4
Stamps: Happy Hour
Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Gumball Green
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Paper Piercer with Mat; Paper Snips; Rhinestone Jewels; Circles #2 Originals Die; Big Shot Machine; Stampin' Dimensionals; Sticky Strip; 1-/4" Circle Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon - 11" long; Mini Glue Dots
This is a card I offered at my Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop. WOW! This ended up being everyone's favorite. Studded with pearls and a Vintage Faceted Button - along with the gold embossing - it's a stunning card! This is a Mary Fish card!
Paper: Very Vanilla - 11 X 4-1/4; Brushed Gold - 4-1/4 X 2-1/2; Very Vanilla - 4-3/4 X 3-1/2
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon - 9" long; Scissors; Stampin' Dimensionals; Gold Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Embossing Buddy; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Vintage Faceted Button; Mini Glue Dots; Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon - 13" long; Pearl Jewls; Paper Snips
This is another card I offered at my Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop. You just can't go wrong with a card like this. Pictures never do a card justice. In person, this card is just gorgeous with the sparkling tree in the center. I don't know where I got this card idea. If anyone knows who the originator is, please let me know and I'll be happy to give credit where it is due!
Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Whisper White - 4 X 2-3/4; Whisper White - 4 X 1/2"; Whisper White scrap; Silver Glimmer scrap
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; Merry Minis Punch Pack; Rhinestone Jewels; Paper Snips; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Paper Piercer with Mat; SNAIL Adhesive; White Organza Ribbon - 5" long; Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine - 17" long; Red Sharpie (to color the rhinestone)
Every year I host a Jolly Jingle Christmas Card Workshop where my customers can make their Christmas cards. It is my biggest event of the year and we have an absolute blast! This is one of the cards I offered at the workshop. I love how you can take the tree from "Lovely as a Tree" and make it look like a single pine bough! This is not my card design - I ruthlessly copied it! If anyone can tell me who originally designed this card, I'll be happy to give credit where it is due!
Paper: Real Red - 11 X 4-1/4; Very Vanilla - 5-1/4 X 4; Vanilla scrap
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree; Ornament Keepsakes; More Merry Messages
Inks: Old Olive; Versamark; Real Red
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; 2-Way Glue Pen; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (on the tree); Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding - 10-1/2" long; Scissors; Mini Glue Dots; Gold Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Embossing Buddy; Stamp-a-ma-jig; 3/4" Circle Punch; Pearl Jewels