I am so excited. It’s time for our FIRST EVER Pennsationals Team Blog Hop. And what better way to kick off our regular hops, than with products from our gorgeous new Holiday Catalogue. It goes live for you all on Tuesday, so the LONG wait is over….get your orders ready…and hopefully you will find some fabulous inspiration along the way in our hop to add to your ‘I NEED’ lists!
You may have arrived from the talented Tracy Penn or be starting here. Which ever the case, I hope you enjoy hopping around and seeing what we have created to inspire you all!
It was so very difficult to control myself with this new catalogue! I love just about EVERYTHING in it. I think it is one of the best Catalogues we have ever had! But, I did have to make a decision, so I knew the first things on my list was that beautiful, traditional Home for Christmas Designer Paper. It has so much potential. And when combined with our Hearth and Home Framelits – it really comes into it’s own.
I have been quite excited about these cards, but I haven’t been able to show anyone for weeks. As soon as I got my parcel of goodies, I was inspired and made them….but then I have had to wait SSSOOOOOO LONG to show them off to you all!
Anyway, here it is. Those santa’s are too cute, and the window framelit makes for such an easy christmas card that draws the focal point to one small area. So thats all you really need to decorate and embellish – a little area 3′ x 2 3/8″ – you can easily manage that and get a whole stack done! Which is exactly what I did……
I used this card for our team swap card. I didn’t limit myself to just one style Santa. I used them all. They make for such an adorable card. I am already well and truly in love with our corded trim in silver and gold – and I highly recommend the new fine tip glue pen. It made creating those christmas banners at the top of the window super simple. Such precision in that tip! And the New Sleigh Ride Edgelits make the perfect backdrop for the scene.
Once I had created one style of this card, I had to see what else I could come up with using that same paper. So I made a typical christmas window scene. LOVE IT! And Yes – I did hand cut those individual presents under the tree – but I do like a bit of fussy cutting! It’s a bit hard to see – but gold glitter on the candle lights really sets this off too.
I had also ordered the Delicate Ornaments Thinlets, so had to have a play with those too. I created this little gift box as a Name Place for the Christmas Table. You can fill it with some special christmas goodies. I placed an ornament on both sides of a Baker’s Box (I used one from the All Boxed Up kit) so you can see straight through when its empty – that way you can even put something like an electric candle inside – could you imagine those around the Christmas table at each place setting. It really does look stunning with the new red foil sheets.
Now these dies do cut the outline as well as the intricate patterns – so I have backed it with a window sheet inside the box and adhered the ornament to it. I closed it of with the Gold Cord Trim, so they can get into it without ruining the box!
So here’s a picture of the whole lot together. What do you think? Inspired to get ready for Christmas yet?
Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave some Blog Love in the comments below before hopping over to the wonderful Jessica Williams at ThePaperCaper who I know will have something gorgeous for you all. There is a list at the end of this post in case you get lost along the way 🙂
Here’s a list of everyone on the hop in case you get lost along the way 🙂
2. Tracy Penn
3. Mel Pagano – You are Here!
4. Jess Williams
5. Emma Palonek
6. Jane Wilkinson