Penny Black Simplicity – All is Calm

Hello and Merry Christmas! I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity

I die-cut the 51-280 Ornamental Birds from gold foil and placed them on a watercolored circle background. I cut equal strips of grey cardstock for the card base background. I heat-embossed the 30-387 Festive Snippets sentiment with gold powder on one of the bands.

Penny Black Simplicity

Penny Black Simplicity – Christmas Birds

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

I colored the watercolor paper background with inks and watercolor paint using the smooshing technique. Separately, I colored watercolor paper with red watercolor, from which I cut the birds using the 51-206 The Sweetest Sound II die. Once the background was dry, I stamped the 30-382 Yuletide Wishes sentiment. For texture and visual interest, I added snowflakes cut with the 51-268 A Blizzard die set.

Penny Black Simplicity Winter Birds

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

Lawn Fawn – Let It Snow Tag

Hello and Happy Monday. We’re in the final countdown to Christmas, and I’m sharing a holiday tag created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Christmas Tag

This tag would be easy to make in bulk using the same design with the Stitched Mountain Borders and Stitched Circle Tags varying the critters from Toboggan Together and other sets (I really appreciate how well the Lawn Fawn critters work together!). I added texture to the tag with a Simon Says Stamp snowflake stencil.

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Penny Black Simplicity – Be Filled of Wonder

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Penny Black supplies. I chose a sentiment from 30-382 Yuletide Wishes as my starting point. I wanted to create a serene winter scene.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card

I stamped the bottom of the card base with silver ink using one of the stamps in the 30-258 Prancers set. I cut 51-264 Conifer twice and adhered the trees together, fluffing up the top tree for dimension. The star die in the 51-088 Tiny Tree set was used to cut a silver foil star for the top of the tree. I cut the deer from silver foil with  one of the dies in the 51-069 Together set and added it to the scene with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity CAS Christmas card

Santa’s Helpers Reporting for Duty! – Taylored Expressions

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Taylored Expressions Santa’s Helpers.

TE Santa's Helpers

I followed a tutorial by Michele Boyer on the Taylored Expressions blog to Copic-color these cute images. Once I had Santa’s helpers colored, I created the rest of the holiday scene with Dashing Through the SnowJolly Old St. Nick (I used only part of the die-cut),  Build a Scene – Rolling Hills and a heat-embossed sentiment from In & Out Christmas.

TE Santa's Helpers

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7

I’m playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7 at Ellen Hutson which is a sketch challenge. I really liked the colors Melania used and that was my starting point.

EH 12 Tags Day 7 Sketch

I used the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners to cut the red strips, which I added to a Reverse Confetti tag, cut from brushed silver cardstock. Before cutting the strips, I heat-embossed a small sentiment from the Avery Elle Snow Much Fun set. The snowflakes are a combination of die-cuts from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set and a Paper Smooches set.

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Deck the Halls!

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter Christmas scene featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House.

Elizabeth Crafts Holiday House

I placed the house in a forest scene (trees created with the Memory Box Fresh Pine Forest die). I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the snow. I added Liquid Applique to the house trim to simulate snow, although I considered creating those pieces either from glitter paper or using Elizabeth Crafts microfine glitter. I used Elizabeth Crafts microfine glitter on the wreath. There are so many ways to cut out these pieces, and I can’t wait to try some more variations.

Elizabeth Crafts Holiday House

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge

12 Tags Christmas Ellen HutsonHello! Today I’m a guest over in the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge. Paired with the talented Sharon Harnist, I’m sharing a tag created with the color scheme Classic White Christmas.

TE Ellen Hutson 12 Days Tag

My tag features Taylored Expressions die cuts and a heat-embossed sentiment from the Season to Sparkle set designed by Julie Ebersole.

TE Ellen Hutson 12 Days Tag

Head over to the Classroom for a full supply list and to see Sharon’s take on the theme!

Before you go, I’ve also got a CAS Christmas card combining images and sentiment from the Santa’s Flight set designed by Julie Ebersole with Taylored Expressions die cuts.

TE Ellen Hutson Christmas Card

I heat-embossed the Santa and reindeer with WOW Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder for a shimmering look. The card base was covered with American Crafts Glitter Paper.

TE Ellen Hutson Christmas Card

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Build a Scene – Rolling Hills

Mele Kalikimaka – Tropical Christmas Scene

Today, I’m sharing a tropical Christmas scene created with Taylored Expressions dies.

TE Hawaiian Christmas Scene

I combined elements from the Beach Cutting Plate and North Pole Cutting Plate sets to create the palm tree background with Santa’s suit on the line. I used one of the trees from the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? die to attach to the top of the Surf Bus. For most of the die-cuts, I colored Watercolor Cardstock with TE inks (rather than cut from colored cardstock).

TE Hawaiian Christmas Scene

For the card’s interior, I created the sentiment, (the Hawaiian phrase Mele Kalikimaka means “Merry Christmas” and there’s a Christmas song of the same name), on my computer and cut the printed cardstock with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set.

TE Hawaiian Christmas Scene Interior

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Christmas Mice

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs  Jolly the Mouse die set.

Christmas Mice

I die cut and assembled three mice, decorating them with items from the Props 5 set (Santa hat, candy cane, beard, moustache, glasses). For the pink used on their feet, hands, ears and noses, I colored cardstock with Taylored Expressions Cupcake ink to get just the right shade.

I used the Stitched Hillside Border set to create layers and kept building until all three mice had a place on the card. The card is just a little bit taller than 5 1/2 inches. The patterned paper background is from American Crafts.

Christmas Mice

I added a long sentiment from the Merry Messages set.