Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Holiday Card

This handsome Penguin is delivering gifts, candy and a whole lot of Christmas cheer! How cute is this little guy?

I used the Penguin Place Stamp Set, Penguin Builder Punch and the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set to create this card along with the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and Red & White Glimmer Paper. All of these items can be found in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.

The card base is in Evening Evergreen and a piece of the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the card front. The Penguin was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, the beak and feet were stamped in Mango Melody ink, and the bow tie was stamped in Real Red ink. I then used the Penguin Builder Punch to punch out the penguin.

The gift stamp from the Penguin Place Stamp Set was used and I stamped this image three times in three different color inks – Evening Evergreen, Real Red and Soft Succulent. The Santa hat and candy canes were also stamped onto white cardstock. The Santa hat was first stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and the center of the hat was colored in using a Real Red Stampin’ Blend marker. The candy canes were stamped in Real Red ink. All of these stamped pieces were then fussy cut.

A piece of white glimmer paper was used for the snowy hill. I started with a piece of glimmer paper measuring 4-1/8″ wide by approximately 2″ tall. I then used my paper snips to hand cut the hill. You could use a die to die cut the hill, but it was just as easy to hand cut. Just remember to keep the curves in your hill smooth when cutting. The snowy hill was then adhered to the card front using glue. Glue was only applied towards the bottom of the hill. I lined up the bottom of the hill with the bottom of the DSP panel on the card front.

I adhered the Santa hat to the top of the Penguin’s head and the Penguin was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I placed the Penguin on the top center of the snowy hill. The candy canes were tucked slightly under the snowy hill and to the left of the Penguin at slight angles. The gifts were adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and stacked one on top of the other, again at slight angles to each other.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock and adhered to a piece of coordinating DSP. The sentiment label was attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small bow was tied using Real Red ribbon from the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered to the left of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

The pine tree stamp from the Penguin Place Stamp Set was stamped onto the inside panel in Evening Evergreen ink along with an additional sentiment. This panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. The same pine tree was stamped onto the envelope front. A piece of coordinating DSP was adhered to the envelope flap and fussy cut.

To finish off the card multiple Rhinestone Basic Jewels were applied to the card front.

I love happy cards and this card is definitely happy! Young or old, this card is sure to bring a smile to the recipients’ face!

To view, download and print the free tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

As I mentioned yesterday on my blog, Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st! Everyone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free
Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information.  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store:

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