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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

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

Today I found this little darling on Pinterest. I thought it was so cute that I just had to make it.  One thing here that caught my eye was the textured background. I liked the idea that it was not a full sheet of card stock. It really couldn't be because the embossing folder isn't a big one. It's 3-1/4" wide. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut the embossed piece 3-1/4" x 5-1/4". It was textured using the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder.  I glued it to the front of the card. I tend to glue textured pieces because I know they will stay put. With tape I'm never sure if there is enough surface contact to keep the piece in place.

I punched out the penguin body using Basic Black card stock. And the belly/face part using Basic White card stock. I taped the two pieces together. Then I stamped the eyes from the "Penguin Place" set using black Memento ink. The beak was stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink and the bow tie was stamped using Just Jade ink. 

The feet were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White using Pumpkin Pie ink. I glued them to the body piece.

The hat was stamped using Just Jade ink and was fussy cut. I didn't fussy cut the bottom part of the hat, I left it in kind of a cone shape so I could tape it to the back of the head while lining it up with the top of the head. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside. I made sure my Dimensionals went over the feet area and the hat area to give those pieces some extra hold.

I stamped the package with Misty Moonlight ink. I fussy cut it out and then I taped it to the right wing of the penguin. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut at 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and was taped to a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

I stamped the words from the "Penguin Place" using black Memento ink on a 3/8" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. My piece was a little long so I didn't have to be so concerned about getting it centered on the strip. I added tape on the back and then I centered it on the DSP and trimmed the ends after. 

Black and white gingham ribbon was taped to the back of the piece. I also taped it down with scotch tape to make sure it will stay in place. I slipped the ribbon end (while still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I trimmed the ribbon. You waste less ribbon doing it this way.  Dimensionals were added to the back of this piece and set in place on the front of the card.

The penguin was added and the card was done.

So cute, huh?  See why I had to make one? I'm not sure if I got their measurements right but it's close enough. It looks good to me!

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

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

This card is SO SWEET. The little penguin holding the present is PERFECT>