Sunday, January 16, 2022

Party Penguin for PP574

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Claire is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge
I love that Claire picked “Winter Animals” as our theme to go along with the Clean-and-Simple Challenge. I had a few ideas in mind but finally decided to create a fun birthday card using the adorable Penguin Place stamp set and Penguin Builder Punch, which were in the August-December Mini Catalog. 

This set isn’t “technically” retired, but it is NOT available to order right now. Both the stamps and the punch will be returning in the July Mini Catalog later on this year. So, if you don’t have it yet, there will still be another change to order it! Even if you didn’t have this stamp set, I think the focal image could easily be swapped out with any other stamp set with cute critters and balloons. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Daffodil Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment and balloon strings in Momento ink 
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (Sale-A-Bration): 4” x 3/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the penguin (Momento with Pumpkin Pie beak), penguin feet (Daffodil Delight), present (Pool Party) and trio of balloons (Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green)
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (SAB, inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment and balloon string in Momento ink, stamp the balloon in Magenta Madness ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp two presents, one in Granny Apple Green ink and one in Pool Party ink, fussy-cut and glue to the inside of the card.
Finally, here is look inside the card. I added another strip of that adorable rainbow DSP along with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Penguin Place stamps. To “keep the party going from the front of the card” I stamped another balloon and added some fussy-cut presents. 

You wouldn’t know it, but those presents are covering an oopsie. Just as I was adding this layer inside the card, I apparently had black some black ink on my finger and smeared it on the bottom right corner. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I always say, there are NO mistakes in stamping…just opportunities for embellishment. Those presents sure came to the rescue!  :)   

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple “Winter Animals" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 21st, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Well, I don't think I've ever seen a cuter little happy with his balloons and gifts and that paper...SO MUCH FUN!

  2. I guess I should have said HER balloons....I can clearly tell that penguin is a SHE!

  3. What a cutie patootie little penguin she is! Darling card, Anne Marie. So bright and happy!

  4. What a sweetheart - that penguin is adorable, right down to her pink hair bow! Love the carryover of the stripe detail too the inside - and your little cover-up, which would have gone unnoticed!

  5. I love the coolest penguin all dressed for a party! Your birthday card is bright, colorful and so festive!

  6. Anne Marie, I love that you are embracing CAS :-) This little penguin is absolutely adorable and I love all those bright, fun colors. Fabulous card

  7. Such a cute and colorful card!! Love the little bow and those balloons too!!

  8. So bright and cheery, Anne Marie! This little penguin is adorable with her blingy bow. A perfect card to celebrate your coolest friend's special day! Have a wonderful weeked!


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Anne Marie