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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Great Impressions: Tag Into Card


Hi, all!  Well, the holidays are a super busy time for me and you, as well, I'm sure, so I decided to be a bit lazy with this week's project and show you how I made THIS TAG into a card!  I don't really do tags very much, that may change in the future, and I didn't wan this one to go to waste, so I decided I'd turn it into a card so I could share it with someone this holiday season!  It uses some beautiful stamps from the Great Impressions store, so it deserves a second wind, I think!  Come and take a peek!


I love the way this image, H190 Vintage Holly Branches, looks embossed in gold and water colored.  I added some glossy accents to the berries to give them a little more shine, too.  A few rhinestones, a button, and some twine, add more holiday colors to the card.




The sentiment, C427 Seasons Greetings, was also heat embossed in gold, but this time onto some red cardstock.  I decided to cut it as a strip to "anchor" the tag a bit.


The tag was then added to a piece of white cardstock with a dry embossed frame and then added to a card.  The white on white is perfect for highlighting this beautifully colored image, don't you think?


Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Snowman Soup!


Hi, friends! :)  It's getting down to the last few days before Christmas, and if you're a teacher or a parent or a friend looking for a fun little gift to give a large group of people, I have an idea for you!  It was all inspired by THIS SET from Deedee's Digis.  This is what this gift includes...


This image and the poem that go along with it explain the contents of this little treat bag.  The bags were found at the Dollar Tree, so this gift really doesn't cost too much for a large group of people!  And the tags were pretty easy to make, too.  This project took me about 3 hours to complete--but I made lots of these.  I laminated them so they could be used as "ornaments", but you don't have to do this and it would take less time. :)



Here's a quick peek at what it looks like all packaged up.  Weren't these fun snowman bags a great find?!  They are just perfect!


Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you've been inspired to create something fun today and to use your talents to make gifts for your loved ones!  I also hope you join in the fun challenges I am entering--see the list below my signature!  HUGS and happy stamping!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Rewind!


Ho ho ho!  Has Santa gone and purchased all the new release stamps from Paper Sweeties from you yet?!  If not, hop over and grab them FOR HIM! ;)  I'm back with another card today, this one using new products along with previously released items!  Here it is...


I started by stamping two trees from the Trim the Tree set and cutting them out with the Trim the Tree Sweet cuts.  I added some liquid pearls as ornaments and Gold Sequins to the top.


I then stamped a sentiment from the new Deck the Halls set.  I punched it out and layered it onto a black punched mat.  I added a small baker's twine ribbon to add an anchor.


These were added to a sponged and textured panel. This panel was matted onto black cardstock and then put onto a kraft card base.  I'll be making a video on this technique, soon, so stay tuned!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also visit the other gals on this amazing team!  They always have AMAZING creations using these amazing products, too!


Here's the list~
Nancy Penir

That's all from me for this release, but I'll be back in January!
Now, go and grab all the NEW products from Paper Sweeties!

Until next month, HUGS and happy stamping and a 
VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY to you and yours! :)

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Party!


Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet, friends?!  I hope so!  We're on Day Three of our release at Paper Sweeties and I know that there have been some super fun holiday creations shared!  I'm back today with another fun holiday card--this one's a shaker card!  Take a gander...


Isn't that fun?!  I started by stamping the snow globe image from the new Snow Globe stamp set and embossing it in black onto some patterned paper.  I then carefully cut out the globe part to allow for the shaker portion.  I paper pieced the base with some silver glitter paper.  Inside the globe is the gift image from the Snow Globe set stamped and paper pieced.  Some Marshmallow Sequins and glitter are the shaky stuff!


I then turned to the need for a sentiment.  This one is from the new Snow Globe set.  There are a ton of darling ones in this set!  This was punched out, layered, and tied to the fun ribbon/glittery trim with some gold elastic and a yellow button.


I then added these to a base that was dry embossed and faux stitched with some glittery red glitter gel pen.  The texture looks awesome!


The completed card turned out better than I thought it would!  I love the different patterns and textures all working together! :)  What do you think?  I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also visit the other gals on this amazing team!  They always have AMAZING creations using these amazing products, too!
Here's the list~
Nancy Penir

I'll be back again tomorrow for our last day of the release
with another creation using NEW products from Paper Sweeties!

Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Countdown!


Hello, all!  Welcome back to Day Two of the Paper Sweeties release!  I've got another fun holiday card using some of our newest products!  These will be available to purchase on the 15th--and I KNOW you'll have a long wishlist after seeing these fun images!  Come and check out my card for today!


I started by stamping the fun tree from the Snow Globe stamp set onto some patterned paper.  I then used the Snow Globe Sweet Cuts to cut it out.  I added a bit of color with a glitter gel pen.  I then added it to a layered scalloped circle that was embellished with liquid pearls.  I added a Peppermint Sequin to the top of the tree and helped it stick in place with some green liquid pearl.


Next, I stamped and embossed two gifts from the Snow Globe stamp set with white embossing powder.  I colored in portions of them with a chalkboard marker and then colored these spaces in with glitter gel pen.  These were cut out with the Snow Globe Sweet Cuts, embellished with Peppermint Sequins, and added to the card.


These were layered onto a card base that included some patterned paper, wide grosgrain ribbon, and liquid pearls.  I LOVE the way it turned out!  What do you think?  Leave me a comment to let me know!  I love hearing what you think! :)



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also visit the other gals on this amazing team!  They always have AMAZING creations using these amazing products, too!
Here's the list~

Friday, December 12, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Sneak Peeks!


Hello, friends!  Welcome to another round of NEW release items for Paper Sweeties!  I'm super excited to share this card today--it turned out better than I thought it would, so I hope you like it!  Come and take a peek...


As soon as I saw the new Deck the Halls stamp set, I had a vision of using it to create a faux chalkboard card with it!  I started by stamping and embossing the birdhouse in white.  I then stamped a little bit off of the embossing with white ink.  I colored in the "snow" with a chalkboard marker and then added some glitter.  I used the same chalkboard marker to color the festive hangings and then used colored glitter gel pens to add a bit of holiday color!


I then stamped a bunch of the snowflakes from the Deck the Halls stamp set and embossed them in white powder.  I stamped a shadow with white ink like I did with the birdhouse.  I then added some Marshmallow Sequins to add some more texture and fun shine!  I also sponged around the chalkboard panel with white ink to make it look like a frosted window.


After I finished the chalkboard panel, I added some twine and tied it all up with a fun button!  This provides an anchor for the birdhouse and adds a bit more whimsy to the whole card.


I then took the layered chalkboard panel and added it to a card base.  The card base was dressed up with some red and white polka dot paper and a doily up on the top.  Voila!  A sweet card!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also visit the other gals on this amazing team!  They always have AMAZING creations using these amazing products, too!
Here's the list~

Inspired By Stamping: Christmas Cards


"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me..."  Welcome to another post from me using amazing products from the Inspired By Stamping store.  This time, I've created a scene using some fabulous new stamps from our most recent release...come take a peek!


I started the creation of this scene by layering some white cardstock onto some snowflake printed glitter paper.  I added some Stickles to the snow drifts to add shine and dimension.


I then stamped some trees and a deer from the Build a Stocking stamp set and fussy cut them out.  I added a bit more texture with a bit of ultra thick embossing enamel.  I then added them to the scene and put some liquid pearls onto the trees to create faux ornaments.



The last step was to stamp and emboss a sentiment from the Festive Frames set onto the same specialty paper I used on the images.  I cut and punched the sides to make it look like a banner and then I added it to the card.


This panel was then added to the card base that also had some of the same snowflake printed glitter paper.  I love the final effect--the dimension looks amazing in real life!


That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!



Build a Stocking stamp set

Festive Frames stamp set