Holiday greetings from all of us to you

It’s December 16th and I have yet to make my holiday cards let alone send them out. We’re making cookies for the neighbors tomorrow… but I haven’t gone shopping for even an egg. This year snuck up on me, yesterday was mid-July last I looked. So, for my last project in this year’s round of the Triple-Play Sizzix blog hop, I decided to make a holiday greeting I can share with everyone.

Happy Holidays from the Goodes

Happy Holiday Christmas Penguins by Jen Goode
Happy Holiday Christmas Penguins by Jen Goode

In theory, this Treat bag topper designed by Eileen Hull for Sizzix would have goodies attached to it, however the brownies made last night were attacked by gremlins before midnight. (Yes, The Christmas Penguins are available to purchase on a variety products in my store).

I don’t have the actual die that cut out these shapes, instead of was sent pre-cut pieces to create this project with. However, it’s easy to embellish and decorate pre-cut/pre-made pieces… here’s how.

  1. Gather your pieces. Start off with the pre-cut pieces you’d like to use.
    Sizzix bag topper by Eileen Hull
  2. Pick your art. I chose to print out my own art and text. You can use clipart or go a bit further by stamping and drawing freehand.
  3. Cut and place art. I cut out the art, leaving a generous edge space and ran it through my Xyron for a nice smooth application of adhesive covering the entire piece evenly. I applied to the cut pieces and then trimmed off the excess paper.
  4. Color and accent. Next I colored the entire piece with Prismacolor markers to give more of a handmade feel.
  5. Add the details. I then drew various extras (white dots, loose circles, holly leaves etc.) with Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet fabric markers, following the instructions to create a bit of a textured effect to my project. I Repeated the process around the edge of the sign piece as well as the white on Santa’s outfit.
  6. Final touches. Finally I applied DecoArt Twinkles glitter paint (crystal) to create the sparkle effect.
Decorated treat bag topper by Jen Goode
Decorated treat bag topper by Jen Goode

Have a Happy Holiday!

You can find the supplies I used at Sizzix, Mister Art, Joann and other retailers.

Check out what other designers have made with this fantastic die by Eileen Hull.

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16 thoughts on “Holiday greetings from all of us to you”

  1. OMGosh, Jen, your penguins are adorable! This is simply precious and how could you NOT play off your name?!? LOVE it! Thank you again for setting up the blog ring – it made this hop so much fun and easy, too.
    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Oh Jen- how cute- love the Goode penguin family! Thanks so much for all of your help on the hop- it made it go so smoothly. Merry Christmas my friend- see you in CA!

  3. Jen, this is just too cute!!! I am in the same boat and haven’t even started on my Christmas cards too. Hope to get them finished this weekend. Happy holidays!

  4. What a cute idea, what a wonderful way to give a gift.
    It pays having such a “good” name doesn’t it!
    Merry Christmas!

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