Penguins sledding

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penguin-sledding

A lady at work has an elderly friend that loves penguins. So this is the 2nd year she has requested a box card set to give her friend as a gift (then her friend will have 5 cards to hand out next year). I make the cards flat so it is easier for her mail. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #328 as my inspiration. She gets 5 cards and 5 envelopes in the handmade box (see next photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking,

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This is the box that the Christmas cards come in.

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So then I make a card similar to the ones that are in the set for the lady to give her friend. I used Digi Sketch Challenge (8/18/14) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking, blue brads (Paper Studio)

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I think you’re cool

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Penguin Valentine 2

Wanted to do a Valentine with a penguin and needed one for a secret pal so decided to combine them! The tag for the secret pal card says “To my Secret Pal” and then the inside says: “I think you’re cool! Happy Valentine’s Day!”

I used Little Penguin Winter from Bugaboo Stamps and also used Stella Says Sketch #402 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Stella Says Sketch Challenge #402 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category – went with pinks, Valentine theme and banner type look (made with the rick rack)

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Little Penguin Winter @ Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (raven)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (love stripes 1 – Love Collection)
Inks: I colored the penguin in photoshop and printed him on a canon inkjet printer. The hat I printer on pink cardstock and paper pieced on the penguin.
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations tag collection, Simplicity rick rack, xyron X sticker maker, glue dots, 1/8 scor-tape

Sketchy Fun over at Tuesday Morning Sketches

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I got to play along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches since Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring this week. This is what I came up with.

Stocking Pals Bear

Stocking Pals Penguin

CHALLENGES:

  1. November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire your card. I took from the Christmas stocking hanging on the stairs.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Stocking Pals @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (rain forest, white)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars border punch, EK Success 1/8 pop dots

Merry & Bright

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Today I’m playing along at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge which is Merry & Bright (however you want to interpret that!)

Merry & Bright

Not only is the image called Merry & Bright from Deedee’s Digis but the penguin is wearing light bulbs that are bright!

I found this clean and simple sketch on Skipping Stones Designs and thought it would work perfect for brads to mimic the lights in the image.

Supplies:

Digital Image: Merry & Bright @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads, EK Success edge punch

Getting Sketchy with Completely Christmas

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Sweet Song of Christmas

So if you have been to Completely Christmas Challenge or if you go there now you will see that I did not follow the sketch they displayed.

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I followed a sketch just a different one. Long story but that is what happens when life and technology get in the way!!

The story behind this card is that I did a card a year or so ago with this image for the retirement home I do crafts at. I had left over pieces so I make them and sell my cards at work. Well I had 3 card bases with the sentiment “May the sweet song of Christmas bring joy to your heart!” already printed inside, brads and a couple pieces of cut paper but not enough to make the original card. I didn’t want to cut up more supplies to make the exact card so I set it aside. So when we got the (wrong) sketch I thought it would work for this image so I pulled out the pieces. I thought I found the perfect patterned paper for it but when I went to play with the pieces last night I decided I didn’t like it. So I pulled out the scrap drawer and found the green patterned paper and it matched perfectly. So that is how this card was made.

I used Christmas Cuties Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis.

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Winter is warmed by friendship!

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IceFishing

Inside: The chill of winter is warmed by friendship (comes with the digi stamp)

I don’t know why but it seems I forget my really close friends birthday. It has always been this way. You think I would remember them since they are my closest friends but what happens is I remember it is coming up then don’t think about it again till after it is gone…or I think their birthday is on a certain day but actually I’m usually a couple days off. So any who I’m always late wishing my bestest friend Cheryl happy birthday which is in November. So I decided this year I’m going to send her a card every month so when it comes to November I will send her birthday card! Plus we need to chat more and I make all these wonderful cards so why not send them to the people that mean the most. That’s my goal this year….let’s see how well I do at it. It is halfway through January but still in January so I’m still good if I get the card in the mail this week!

This month I decided to do a winter friendship card since it fit the cold spell we had these past two weeks. I used Deedee’s Digis Digi of the Month image – Ice Fishing. (when you get to the store click on the area you live in EU residents or Non-EU Residents. Then you will see a tab for Digi of the Month…click on that.) This adorable digi is FREE this month till Feb 1st AND if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge you will get a $10.00 coupon to the store AND next month’s image FREE. Since the store is 75% off till the end of the month you can get a lot free for $10.00. And you can enter as many times as you want.

CHALLENGES:

1) Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5. The original sketch is from The Paper Players #193.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Ice Fishing @ Deedee’s Digis

Patterned Paper: comes in the Digital Image – Ice Fishing

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

Dashing through the snow

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Dashing Penguins

These penguins are just having too much fun playing in the snow together! I love how fun this image is.

Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week and the challenge is Use Black Cardstock. Now I have no problem using black cardstock but I guess when you TELL me to use it my creativity goes out the window. I kept coming up with ideals for stamps but none of them would use black cardstock. So I looked through the Christmas stamps and picked out a few I thought would work. Then started looking at sketches and sketch #4 in the November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com made me think of snowbanks and the flower could be a snowflake…..and that is how this card was made!

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CHALLENGES:

1) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – November Challenge – no patterned paper

2) Jingle Belles Challenge – The Great Outdoors

3) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #4 – use it for inspiration – originally from Stampin’ Royalty Sketch #239

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Dashing Through @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven, White)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Snowflake embossing folder (The Paper Studio), Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge, rhinestone

Technique: paper tearing

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