Penquin Playmates

Photo by Derek Oyen on Unsplash

This month we're stepping into Christmas early. I always used to start my Christmas cards in September but these past few years I've gotten later and later. I figured it could be the same for my ladies. With this in mind I've decided to bring our seasonal cardmaking forward to September. You never know, there may be a chance of me getting cards out and people receiving them before New Year!

Since we've had some fun Penguin Playmates patterned paper (DSP) in our current Saleabration (SAB) leaflet we used that, along with the Penguin Builder Punch to create simple cards that can be reproduced or batch made easily. We also used another SAB product for one of the cards too - the Be Dazzling Speciality Paper. Below I'm sharing all 4 cards with you.

Our first card is made to fit a DL envelope. The base card uses 2/3 of an A4 sheet of cardstock. Most of the cards have been left without a sentiment for the present although I did add one from my retired stash on this first card.

The hill is cut from the Snowy White Velvet Sheets. I did use a retired die to cut it but it is very simple to cut freehand. The images are cut from the DSP.

Our second card features a resting fox along with 3 penguins.

The white behind the images is die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and the gorgeous grape frame is part of the Scalloped Contours set of dies.

I love the fun image on the next card, so jolly and perfect for the upcoming season!

That polar bear looks as if he's really enjoying himself! The blue layer is die cut with a stitched rectangle. The iceberg is die cut using the Layering Diorama dies with the top layer cut from the SAB Be Dazzling Speciality paper. Such a simple card but great fun!

Our last card took a little longer but I think it was worth the effort. The DSP is retired but was suitable for our sky background. The igloo is a circle of card which has been embossed with a brick texture using the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing Folder. A strip is removed from the bottom and an arched doorway snipped into the remaining piece.

The snowy strip at the bottom has a rough torn edge to depict a dusting of snow and then embossed with the Painted Texture 3D folder to make it look icy. Finished with more fussy cut creatures.

I think my ladies had tired hands after all the fussy cutting in class but I think they enjoyed making the cards.

If you like the DSP and / or the sequin paper, then don't forget that you can earn an item free for every £45 order** placed in my shop by the end of September. **not including shipping. There is a super selection to choose from. Items available while stock lasts.
Further down you can see a list of the products we used to make the cards. Click on any to view more clearly online or to shop.

I hope you've enjoyed our cards today. I look forward to your company again!

Happy crafting,


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