Penny Black Simplicity Prestige die sneak

I’m over on the Penny Black Simplicity blog today with a card showcasing the Penny Black Creative Die 51-154 Prestige. I hope you’ll go take a look.



Avery Elle: ‘Tis the Season Tea Cups

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…” but I’m drinking warm cocoa! I paired a sentiment from Avery Elle’s FA LA LA set with the Tea Time teacups in a holiday card.

Jean Manis 'Tis the Season

I colored the cups (stamped on watercolor paper) with Zig Clean Color brush markers. I cut holes in the two lower cups so that I could stamp the cups, and a small hole in the top cup to hold the candy cane. I added Distress Ink to the background in Peacock Feathers to coordinate with the turquoise and pink on the cups. It ’tis the season for cocoa, egg nog, peppermint mocha lattes, …
Supplies: candy cane (Impress)

Reverse Confetti at 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Reverse Confetti is teaming up with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event.
23Days Jean Manis Reverse Confetti Holiday Tags

For both tags, I used the Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts die as the base to which I added a tag reinforcement cut from silver cardstock with one of the Hang Ups dies. Both tags feature a white, silver, aqua and red color scheme.


For the first tag, I cut a tree and branches with Branch Out and added a sentiment cut with Winter Words. I used the banner die in Tag Me as a visual anchor.


For the second tag, I cut snowflakes with the Layered Snowflake die set and a sentiment with Winter Words.










Another Merry Monday #180 Reindeer

I’m playing along at the Merry Monday #180 Challenge with another reindeer card. Turns out, I have a lot of reindeer-themed supplies!

Hero Arts Reindeer Stencil

I used Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter embossing paste with the Hero Arts reindeer stencil. I allowed the red cardstock panel to dry overnight (the product seems to take longer to dry than other embossing pastes I’ve used before) and then added a heat-embossed sentiment from the Hero Arts Family and Friends stamp set. I used a Taylored Expressions stitched banner die to cut the sentiment. Other than the drying time, this CAS card came together quickly.


Penny Black Reindeer

I’m playing along at the Merry Monday #180 Challenge with a reindeer card!

Jean Manis Penny Black Christmas Reindeer

I colored Distress Ink watercolor paper with three shades of Zig Clean Color Brushes (for am ombré effect) and cut the paper with the Penny Black 51-147 a very merry die. I also used the die to cut white cardstock and attached the two die cuts with liquid adhesive. The reindeer (from the 40-258 dancing deers set) was stamped with red pigment ink. I added patterned paper from 80-012 wintertime to a square card base and finished the card off with twine.


Penny Black Supplies:
40-258 dancing deers
51-147 a very merry
80-012 wintertime