Tuesday, December 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions December: 12 Tags and a Gift Box

Hi everyone! It's the last day of December, and the last day of 2019,
and we at 12 Kits are celebrating with a super kit from our hostess,
Marcia Hill (@marciasstampinpad).

Marcia sent us all things tags, just right for presents and gifts of
all shapes and sizes, and for everyone on my list.
Before I share my tags, I just have to thank my dear friend Marcia,
your kit was my best Christmas present!

TAGS! 12 of them! And a gift box too! Come take a look, and fair
warning, bring a cuppa, it's a long post!

Stamped and ready to go... colored the inside of the 'O', and added the sentiment 
strip & some ribbon and bells. Oh, and a bit of copic cool grey.

Deer duo with wreath. Loved the sweet snowflakes!

I added the paper, Marcia supplied the deer, tree, tag, sentiment and shaker elements. My 
granddaughter added this ornament/tag to her tree!

Warm Wishes says it all! This jolly guy made a great boy tag.

These 2 are smaller, and are a perfect fit for small packages

Another duo and one's a shaker. Don't you just love the candies in the shaker?

Such a sweet image from Stamp City. Added some Stickles for bling.

Marcia stamped the tag, I added the bright pastels and puff paint.

The reason for the season silhouette.

Marcia included a sheet of holly berry tissue. I glued it to a PTI box, and added
this joy tag. That's a Greetery sprig on the top.

And that's 12 tags and a Gift Box. 
Thank You Marcia!

Happy New Year friends!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Merry Christmas Greetery Card

Hi and Merry Christmas! 
I have a card I want to share, done with the Greetery's new Botanicuts Pine Bough.
I only recently received this beauty. They sold out quickly, and when it came in,
I ordered it and the bow die. Thankfully Betsy must have connections with UPS,
because it arrived amazingly fast! 
Betsy has a tutorial on her blog showing a how to coloring technique for the set, 
followed by adding glitter.

The card started out with the Nordic Frames die, cut from white textured card stock,
then, pink and pale blue shimmer.

As Betsy had done, I added some shading to the pinecone pieces before assembling them.

Honestly, aren't these pinecones just about the sweetest? Can't wait to do more.
I have 4 birthdays in December and an anniversary in Jan. And I know
just what die set to use...

Merry Christmas all!

Card Concept: My Christmas tree, and a whole lot more!

Do you have a favorite card you made this year? We all have that special card
that turned out just right! Won't you share it with us at the Card Concept?
Or would you like to share your Christmas Tree?
That's our challenge for the end of 2019. Share a favorite card or a 
photo of your tree. 

I'd like to welcome you to the Penir house, all dressed up for the holidays!
Welcome to my home!
Much of what you are going to see is handmade. A gathering of Christmas
ornaments and decorations over many years of crafting and collecting.

As you walk through the front door, you are greeted by Santa in his finery, with a frosty 
tree and reindeer on our front table. 

This jolly guy greets you as you enter the great room. I'm not sure why it's called the 
'great room', except it's supersized and holds the whole Penir clan when we get 

Directly ahead in the 'great room' is our main tree, a 9 1/2 footer. 

So many ornaments on this tree, with birds and cotton branches
and hollyberries and lots of ribbon!

This sweet red and white ceramic one is a favorite, bought from a Christmas store on 
one of our trips. 

The tree is never done the same. Sometimes I go heavy on the silks and
greenery, sometimes I go natural and rustic. This year it's a bit more formal
than usual with ribbon and lots of ornaments.

This Santa and tree sits on a Christmas quilt, also in the great room.

Our nativity sits on the fireplace mantle every year. It's opposite the big tree.

I love this felt shoe ornament, handmade too!

From there we head to the dining room, better known as the Nutcracker room.

The dining room has 2 trees, one in each corner, decorated with little nutcrackers and candy.

The grandkids help with these 2 trees. They love bringing out the tiny
nutcrackers and super sized candies!

Here's a closeup of a tiny Santa chef.

A bigger Santa chef sits atop the dining room plate rack.

Some of these are musical, but all are loved by the grands!

The family room is next, with a miniature village tucked into a cabinet.

More Santas and trees on a table behind the couch in the family room.

One of my favorite Santas was made from my mother in law's old 
mink stole. Did I mention I made all the Santas and miniature trees?

Santa's coat was a set of silk drapes in a former life.

Our cards are on display around a door leading into my craft room. This time of
year the room is off bounds to the family, as there is major wrapping going on.
That's Ella my new puppy in the doorway. My present came with 4 legs and a
waggly tail!

Above the family room fireplace.

This mantle is above my cooktop, and is one scene that never changes. 
Truthfully, I don't think there's an undecorated spot in the house!

I hope you enjoyed your tour, and my hope is that you feel the joy
that comes with the celebration of our Savior's birth! 
Merriest of Christmases
Blessings for a happy New Year too!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hi and Merriest of Holidays to you!

Thought I'd share a tag I made with Lawn Fawn's
Ho Ho Holidays' stamps and dies.

I love to color and this was perfect to play with my copics.

Hope your enjoying all the season's best! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Card Ala C9

A Very Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends!
I'm sharing a few of the cards I'm sending out using Concord and 9th's new release
for the holidays. Together with a few oldies but goodies from them too!

If you follow C9 at all you're familiar with their Turnabout stamp sets, a real
favorite of mine. Holly Berry Turnabout is stamped 4 times in green, then 2
times in raspberry (Altenew Inks) I have the Turnabout jig which makes it super easy!
Silent Night stamps inside the oval window. Holly Berry sprig and berries.

Couldn't waste the die cut oval! One more card with Holly Berry greenery cut from
Shimmer cardstock. Mistletoe Messages sentiment.

I think I stamped 30 card fronts with the turnabout set, using different colors.
This one with Christmas Cottage stamp set taking center stage.

I ran this one through with an embossing folder, and inked the card a bit.

One more with green card stock.

Played around with some different Christmas greenery too.

This background created with Woven Stripes Background stamp. 
Here's how I created the plaid: Stamped the allover stamp once, turned
and stamped again. Then filled in with a red pencil. 

Couldn't stop with this technique, and experimented with different bg color card stock.
the bow and berries cut from C9's Holiday Foil Paper Pack.

Well that's it for some of my Christmas cards. Will be posting others with 
sets from different companies soon!

Happy Holidays!