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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Penguin Place, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

A switch from Halloween cards. I thought we could use a little break from them right now. I have a list of ones I'd like to make but I needed a little change, so I thought I'd head back to the "Penguin Place" set and see what I could come up with there.

So, today's card is a fun, quick and easy one. It's made using one of my favorite layouts.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia card stock. I cut the sheet in half on the 8-1/2" side so when it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I folded it in half so the card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer.

Then I cut the Highland Heather card stock at 3" x 4-1/8" and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package was cut at 2-7/8" x 4".  

I lined up the DSP on the Highland Heather piece. I placed a little bit of tape where the opening is going to be punched. I needed to hold it in place.  I used a 1-1/4" punch to make the first circle. I punched both pieces together. Then I removed the card stock and punched the DSP with a piece of scrap copier paper behind it. I used the 1-3/8" punch for that. Line up the circle and punch out a small ring. You do need something behind the DSP or it will just rip or get caught in the punch. Then I taped the DSP to the Highland Heather piece.

The ribbon ends were taped to the back of the piece and a knot was tied in the front using a separate piece of ribbon. 

Next I stamped the word from the "Penguin Place" set using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. You can go larger, as long as the piece fits in the opening.  I added a few Dimensionals around the back of the circle and I set the words in place.  Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the card except on the word piece, there I just used tape and I set the piece in place on the front of the card.

I punched utu the penguin from the "Penguin Playmates" DSP and I also punched out one from some scrap Basic Black card stock (you can use white too) and I taped the two pieces together. I just wanted the penguin to have some substance to it. 

I taped the penguin in place to the right of the circle and on the ribbon line. I forgot to mention, the ribbon is 7/8" from the Highland Heather edge.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. This was the perfect paper for this layout.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,

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