Three Card Thursday: Penguin Playmates

The cute characters in the Penguin Playmates DSP are adorable but perhaps not the easiest to work with as they do involve some cutting. I love fussy cutting so creating these simple cards have given me a lot of joy to create.

I chose to base my cards around Soft Seaform and Just Jade which are the less prominant colours on these papers. although I’m a big fan of the Misty Moonlight and Fesh Freesia combination.

For this first card I’ve used the Layering Circles dies as a base fot the Polar Bear and Penguin to sit. The greeting is stamped onto a label from the Messages Die and it looks like they were made for each other.

This card featues a whole gang of playmates, I really wanted to add another fox but couldn’t see one facing into the centre of the card to sit on the left.

I thought this cute little chap deserved a card of his own too, so here he is using up a couple of paper scraps.

Which card is your favourite I’d love to know? Have you chosen the Penguin Playmates DSP as your Sale-A-Bration freebie yet? Only one week left until Sale-A-Bration ends this time.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Trimming the Town Shaker Card

Today I’m sharing with you a Shaker card made from the Trimming the Town Suite. This wasn’t a suite I was initally drawn to but after seeing what other demonstrators and crafters have made I knew I had to have a play.

I’m really pleased with how this shaker turned out as its so long since I made one and as there’s no stamping involved it didn’t take long to put together.

To make the shaker part of the card you will need to cut two ovals (or circle if you prefer) which are the same size. For one, the background I cut my image from the one of the scene sheets in the Trimming the Town DSP, the other oval was cut from window sheet.

To make the red frame I took the matching scalloped oval die and also an oval which was a size small than the first and ran them through the Cut and Emboss machine together so I was left with a thin frame. I adhered the window sheet to the back of my fram using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Next take the foam adhesive strips and run one right around the edge of the background oval. Next the oval fill with the Snowflake Sequins and stick the framed oval on top, now you have your shaker.

For the card background cut layer of the snowflakde dsp to 9.5cm x 13.9cm . Wrap a length of the Poppy Parade Ribbon from the All The Trimmings pack around the centre of the paper and adhere on the back with Tear & Tape. Adhere to a Poppy Parade layer measuring 10cm x 14.4cm before adhering to the card base.

I’ve left this card without a greeting but if you wanted to add on then the Trimming the Town DSP has a wonderful sheet full of greeting strips that you could cut up and use.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Step It Up: Warm & Toasty

I love the cuteness of all the characters in the Warm & Toasty stamp set and today I’m taking the skating Polar Bear and showing how you can take a simple design and give it some wow factor.

For all three cards I’ve used a colour combination of Pretty Peacock, Pool Party and Whisper White for a frosty feel to all the cards.

On this first card I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 14.4cm x 10cm and stamped my Polar Bear and the greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then added some colour to the bear with a Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. I added some of the Adhesive Snowflakes to embellish the card.


To step up my second card I added a layer of Pool Party cardstock as a layer behind my white layer. I again stamped my Polar Bear with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink but when colouring him in I added in some Pool Party for some shadows in the ground and the Poler Bears bum.

For my greeting on this card I stamped it on some seperate Pool Party cardstock and die cut with one of the Tasteful Labels dies. I used Stampin’ Dimensions to adhere the label and add some height to the card. Again I used the Adhesive Snowflake Sequins as an embellishment.

The main wow factor of this card is the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I again stamped my Polar Bear on Whisper White cardstock and added the Pool Party shadow at the base. I then ran this through the Winter SnowEmbossing folder, yes this makes the Polar Bear covered in snowflakes.

I then stamped the Polar Bear again on some spare Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut him out, you don’t need to cut round the skates as these are already on the background. Once he’s cut out add some colour the Polar Bear and then adhere him over the background bear.

To add an extra layer of dimension I cut and coloured another scarf for the bear and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card.

I again used the Tasteful Labels for my greeting and to embellish the card I added some ruffles of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon behind the label before I adhered it to the card.

Which is your favourite? I love the Winter Snow Embossing folder so the third card is my favourite, but I do love all the cards as they have the cute Polar Bear.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Don’t Stop Believin’ Santa Card

I don’t think you can make Christmas cards without having a few that feature Santa himself. The Don’t Stop Believin’ stamp set has the perfect Santa image to create a focal point for your cards.

Here I’ve coloured him with Real Red Stampin’ Blends for his jacket and hat and Clear Wink of Stella to add a glittery touch to his furry trim. Now he’s all ready to deliver those presents.

The background paper comes from the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series pack. This pack is full of a variety of Christmas themed imagary, if you only pick one paper pack this Christmas this would be my first choice. Until October 31st you can also recieve 15% when you purchase selected designer papers and this one is included, perfect!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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First Christmas Card of the season with Have A Hoot

It’s taken me a while to get crafting with the new August – December Mini Catalogue, mainly because the kids have been at home so much but now they’re back at school (well tomorrow) its time for me to get my Christmas craft and show you everything I love about this catalogue.

One of the first sets that caught my eye was the Have A Hoot stamp and die set I love these cute little owls that are perfect for Halloween, christmas and other occassions. Today I’m sharing the first Christmas card I’ve made this year featuring these cute owls and my very favourite Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.

Firstly I stamped and coloured the owls with the Stampin’ Blends and then die cut them. I really like how you can just cut out the owls and leave the branches off your card it you like, this means those little owls can sit anywhere you want them too.

To create the background I used the tags die to cut out of Window Sheet to give me a stencil to create the sponged background. I then used Balmy Blue to sponge through the “cut out windows” and create the background for my owls. I then stamped each owl image again so I had the branches in the background.

I then used the tag die again to cut out the windows in the green designer paper which is from the Flowers for Every Season Collection. I matted my stamped/sponged background to the dsp making sure my sponging lined up. I then matted this on a layer of Real Red cardstock before adhering to my card base.

I then added my three stamped owls onto their branche using Stampin’ Dimensionals or you could use the new foam adhesive sheets and to finish the card I added a greeting to the top left corner of the card using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.

I love how cute this card is and its definitely got my in the mood for more Christmas Crafting.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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