Sunday, September 26, 2021

Be Cool Penguins - Stampin' Up! Penguin Place - Paper Players 560

  Hello and happy Sunday from fall-like Virginia!  After a few false alarms I think the cooler weather might stick around for at least a week or so!  And today I'm taking the cooler weather one step further and going straight to winter chill for my card for the newest Paper Players challenge.  Joanne gave us a fantastic sketch to work with and I can't wait to see all the awesome ideas you share in the gallery!

  This layout was fun to work with and I thought the Penguin Place set would be a good starting point.  I also pulled my colors from the Color Hues Challenge which has pinks and purples as the colors to work with.  I generally like purples but with pinks I usually pass that combo right on by but I think I made it work this time!

  This one starts with a Basic White thick base and then a narrow strip of the Sale-a-Bration DSP Penguin Playmates in a nice Fresh Freesia snowflake pattern.  I embossed a piece of Basic White with a retired snowflake embossing folder. A bit of Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon hides the seam between the 2 layers.

  I cut some stitched squares in Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather and then added my embossed and punched penguins whom I dressed up in coordinating fussy cut hats and scarves adhered with dimensionals.

  I cut a snowflake from retired silver Glimmer paper and popped it on dimensionals and added an In Color jewel to the center.  The sentiment was stamped in each of my 3 colors then I trimmed them and popped them with dimensionals.

  Check out the rest of the Design Team blogs and then join us in the challenge!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Penguin Place

Ink: Versamark, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Penguin Playmates DSP (SAB), Silver Glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: Penguin builder punch, Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon, Stitched Shapes dies (retired), snowflake embossing folder (retired), dimensionals, In Color Jewels


  1. I absolutely adore these penguins in their purple and pink hats & scarves! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. Love the adorable!!

  3. Oh, Amanda this came out so well! First, I love the divided panel background and the small sentiments I REALLY like and then those penguins are so darling all dressed for winter. Their little feet crack me up. Thanks for playing at Color Hues, I was excited to see you over there! HUGS!

  4. These penguins are so cute dressed in pink and purple! I loved seeing you in our Color Hues line-up, Amanda! Great take on the sketch too!

  5. Your color palette is spot on...and these little penguins look as happy as can be! They're adorable!

  6. Purple and pink penguins - how adorable! This is a super girly Christmas card and I LOVE it!! Great job with my sketch this week!

  7. Those penguins couldn't be cuter! And they worked perfectly for both challenges. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  8. What cute penguins, you certainly embraced the colour combo! Thanks for being inspired by the latest challenge at Color Hues. :)

  9. Nancy, this is a fun and pretty combination of penguins without a doubt. Your textured background and patterned paper strip really bring your penguins to life. Great use of the sketch this week.

  10. Such a super fun card and I love the colors! This card just makes me smile! Fabulous take on the sketch too


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