Video : Penny Black Gimme 5 – Quick & Easy Critter Christmas!

Who doesn’t love cute, who doesn’t love critters, who doesn’t love quick & easy (especially when it comes to those Christmas cards that just ‘have to’ get made and often at the last minute….. ) and who doesn’t adore Penny Black!
Today I have some sweet cards that come together in no time at all, but still have the handmade WoW factor.

Don’t forget to scroll down to see the video that I made showing you how I created these cards.

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Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Getting Ready - Gather Around - Holiday Snippets (card video) 1

Let’s start with the critters, I decided to keep it to two sets ( I have more… wink) and I mixed it up with 5 different critter images.

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Creating a production line is a total time saver…  do all the die cutting together,Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Gather Around - Holiday Snippets (card video) 1

Stamp all the images at the same time, and look, no masking…   yes, time saver…

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Keeping the same basic card design (except for changing up the card orientation) is  a total time saver…

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Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Getting Ready - Gather Around (card video) 1

Colouring all the designs at the same time….

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….. cutest critters (and they are mice?)….

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Stamping and embossing all the sentiments at the same time….  or make it even quicker, stamp the sentiments directly onto the panels….

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and here’s a hint…  to make it all that bit faster, seriously, don’t use Glossy Accents lol……………….   Oh, but it’s so worth it!

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You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

 

Did you know this is being shared at the Penny Black channel as well…   I would love you to check it out HERE!
Thanks for stopping by, hope that you get a chance to enjoy some card making time today!  Hugs

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Other Supplies:   Inktense Pencils –  Dark Aquamarine / Mustard / Saddle Brown / Dark chocolate / Neutral Grey / Dusky Purple / Apple Green / Hooker’s Green / Poppy Red / Carmine Pink.
Random colours of Twine.  Cardstock scraps.

A4 Marshallow Crisp White
A4 Marshallow Crisp White
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Bazzill Card - Smooth
Bazzill Card – Smooth
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Festive & Frosty
Festive & Frosty
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Foam Sheets
Foam Sheets
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Getting Ready
Getting Ready
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Gather Around
Gather Around
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Holidiay Snippets
Holidiay Snippets
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Antique Frame
Antique Frame
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Jet Black
Jet Black
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Versamark Cube
Versamark Cube
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Inktense Pencils
Inktense Pencils
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Faber Castell - Water Cup
Faber Castell – Water Cup
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Ranger - Brushes
Ranger – Brushes
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EK Success - Powder Tool
EK Success – Powder Tool
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Ranger - White Embossing Powder
Ranger – White Embossing Powder
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Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Tombow - sand Eraser
Tombow – sand Eraser
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Prisma Glitter
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Bigshot - Sizzix
Bigshot – Sizzix
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Tim Holtz - Scissors
Tim Holtz – Scissors
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Fiskars - Spring Scissors
Fiskars – Spring Scissors
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Guillotine - Tonic Studios
Guillotine – Tonic Studios
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Scor Buddy - Mini Scorpal
Scor Buddy – Mini Scorpal
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Fiskars - Paper Trimmer
Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
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Tim Holtz - Grid Blocks
Tim Holtz – Grid Blocks
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MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Foam Squares
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Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
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Ranger - Glossy Accents
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Quickie Glue Pen
Quickie Glue Pen
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ATG
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28 thoughts on “Video : Penny Black Gimme 5 – Quick & Easy Critter Christmas!

  1. What a nice set of adorable, fun and playful cards. You make the coloring look so easy and the critters couldn’t be cuter.

  2. This may go directly to my ‘favorites’ folder, Therese! Even your music was a welcome addition to my morning! Adore your Take 5 features … especially these with your adorable PB critters!
    =]

  3. Oh Therese they are sooooo cute. Just love what You did with those cute images. I don’t need another stamp set…….. I don’t need another stamp set …. I don’t need another stamp set…… I don’t …..

  4. Oh Therese these are so beautiful. I think you were having trouble with your guillotine because you weren’t holding the plastic finger hold piece down? Just a thought. Love your videos and always always learn something.

  5. These cards are absolutely adorable. You can’t go wrong with Penny Black critters. My favorite image is the stack of mice putting the star on the tree. You make putting five cards together quickly so easy, Therese. It would take me two weeks to color all of the images – haha. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

  6. These are so cute, Therese. I stamped some of Michele’s PB critters and I’m going to get out my Inktense pencils and begin coloring them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Oh my word! If these cards don’t make me smile!! So dang cute. Some day I’m going to add the inktense pencils to my collection. Love how you colored these critters. Thanks for my Sunday inspiration.

  8. Therese I love when you do these videos except then I want to go out and buy all the ingredients so I can build the exact same cards. You totally rock mf. Hugs

    PS You have become a ‘No reply blogger’ again when emailing

    1. Thanks so much Aileen, I seriously feel like I have no control over the ‘no reply blogger’ thingy, it’s really frustrating. I can’t even remember how I changed it last time – modern technology has me befuddled so often lol. Big hugs to you my friend x

  9. Cuteness overload! I love those PB critters – I really must get my critter stamps out and play again. So fun! Your Christmas card stash must be huge by now!

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