Friday, December 5, 2008

Spinning Penguins...

Over at HA this week it is about creating quick cards... Well I discovered that I am not so quick. I knew what I wanted to do with this card before I started which is unusual. I knew the design, colors, and layout. It still took me a little time to execute the card. Although in my defense it was intermingled with running my daughter to gymnastics, showers, bedtimes, letting the dog out... I am sure you all know what I mean. :)

This was my quick card. I had two inspirations for this card... Lisa Spangler made the cutest little owl card on her blog with a cut out circle and Kelly had these gorgeous pink scraplings that she made. Based on those two wonderful inspiration pieces the spinning penguins were born...


  1. Since I am a lazy cardmaker I didn't measure out the centers of my ovals. I eyeballed them. I used my nestabilities and layed the pattern paper upside down on the cutting plate and laid the die cut in the middle and laid the C cutting plate on top and flipped it over. I then ran it through the cuttlebug. I then did the same for the left and right ovals.
  2. Emboss the patterned paper with the oval cut outs using the swiss dots embossing folder.
  3. Create a card 5" x 7" from pink cardstock. Cut out a rectangle on the front of the card to leave the ovals open to the inside of the card.
  4. Sponge the patterned paper with teal colored dye ink.
  5. Attache PP to front of the card with pink thread in between the pieces in the center of the oval.
  6. Stamp six penguins on the patterned paper with pink ink. Cut them out with your fine scissors.
  7. Stamp snowflake in teal onto patterned paper. Stamp three penguins in pink on the snowflake stamp. Cut out the hats and scarves.
  8. Attach the little hats and scarves to the front of the penguins.
  9. Attach the penguins with the hats and scarves to the front of the pink thread and the other penguins as the back sides on the other side of the thread.
  10. Punch 20 snowflakes from the patterned paper and sponge pink ink on the snowflakes. Attach them to the top and bottom of the card in 2 layers.


  • Hero Arts - Cap and Scarf Penguin
  • Hero Arts - Grand Snowflake
  • Basic Grey - Wassail - Snow Dust
  • Adirondack Brights - Pool
  • Versacolor - Opera Pink
  • StazOn - Fuschia
  • Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch

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  1. So dang cute...Glad you were inspired by me!
    I Love christmas cards in non traditional colors....

  2. This is way too cute! I love pink for Christmas!

  3. How darn cute cute cute!!! I can only imagine after you get them all wound up and when the person opens the card! Wonderful and so are the snowflakes too!


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