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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Penguin Place, Framed Florets, Caroling Mice, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I remembered that the "Penguin Place" set was brought back from last year. I thought it was such a fun set. There was a punch for the penguin but not for his hat or scarf. I've gotten spoiled by all the dies and punches but it wasn't bad to fussy cut so I decided I'd give my card idea a try and this is what I came up with.

The base of my 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 a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer. I die cut the oval from the "Framed Florets" die set from the center of that piece. Then I taped that piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package. I taped that on top of the Poppy Parade piece. I also die cut another oval using Basic White card stock.  I took the Basic White ova framed piece and traced the inside on a piece of scrap paper. I fussy cut around it about 1/8" but realized later I could have gone a bit bigger, like 1/4". I did this so I could glue the frame and circle back together with some stability to the piece.

I took the Basic White oval and sponged some Pear Pizzazz ink over it and then I took the snowflakes image from the "Penguin Place" set and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink. Unconventional snow and snowflake colors  but it fit with the background colors in the DSP. After stamping the snowflakes I glued the oval to the fussy cut oval. Then I added glue close to the inner part of the oval frame and added that to the fussy cut oval to make one solid piece. 

The penguin was punched out and the eyes and beak were stamped on using black Memento ink for the eyes and Mango Melody for the feet. The had was stamped using Poppy Parade and the scarf was stamped using Garden Green. Both were fussy cut. The feet were punched out from a scrap piece of Mango Melody card stock. The penguin was glued together, a couple of Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set aside.

I remembered I had a tree left over from the "Caroling Mice" set so I thought I'd use it on this card. I colored it with the dark Soft Sea Foam Blends pen and then with the Soft Sea Foam marker. I taped it to the oval and then the penguin was set in place. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the oval piece and it was set in place on the front of the card about 1/4" from the edge of the DSP and equally spaced on each side.

I colored the snowflakes and tree with my Wink of Stella pen to give the card a bit of shimmer.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I took my Poppy Parade marker and ran it along the edges of the word piece that I had die cut using the smallest stitched frame die in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's festive looking!  I often wonder why penguins are a part of Christmas. They do not live at the north pole! Something for you to ponder!! LOL

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


mudmaven said...

And the hits just keep on coming! Wonderful card, I really like penguins even if they don't live at the North Pole! ~chris

KardsbyKadie said...

Fun......Festive.....And TOTALLY Playful kind of card.
Thanks for sharing.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The card made me smile! So cute!