Friday, August 20, 2021

Christmas Card fun using Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Bundle


  • Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Stamp Set
  • Coordinating Penguin Builder Punch
  • Select Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper as a Free Sale-A-Bration selection with $50 order

I can't stop playing with this cute Penguin Place Stamp Set!  I have to confess.  Penguin Place was NOT on my July-December 2021 Mini Catalog shopping list.   Even when the mini catalog launched on 3 August 2021, I still wasn't interested.  And then I started seeing the samples posted on social media by other Demonstrators. Sooo cute!  So I broke down and ordered it -- and now I don't want to put it away.  Of course I also had to order the Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper as one of my free Sale-a-Bration Selections with my order, and I used one of the prints from this paper pack on today's card.  I also used the coordinating Penguin Builder Punch to create my penguin figure, and I added die cuts from three different sets of dies to complete my card.  I love how Stampin' Up! products work so well together.  It makes the investment very worth while. I love how the Sale-a-Bration selections coordinate with items from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.   And don't forget, until 30 September, for each $50 or $100 order you place (less tax and shipping), you'll earn FREE Sale-A-Bration selections. 

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Christmas card idea using a Penguine from the Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Stamp Set

The basecard for this card is Fresh Freesia Cardstock.  Then a layer of one of the prints from the Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper.  Time image layer for the sentiment includes a scalloped layer of Fresh Freesia and a stitched rectangle of Basic White Cardstock.    

Handmad Christmas Card with a Penguin and gifts using the Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Bundle

I used one of the dies from the Christmas Pinecone Dies to create the pine sprigs behind the sentiment layer.  The dies used to create the sentiment layer were from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and one of the die cuts from the Rectangle Stitched dies fit perfectly inside the Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut.  TIP:  When creating the pine tree sprigs, I backed my Fresh Freesia Cardstock with Adhesive Sheets, and ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine Twice to ensure it cut through both layers.  It was much easier sticking the large die cut to the Designer Series Paper Layer than using Liquid glue on this delicate die cut.

I stamped one of the penguins from the Penguin Place Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Basic White Cardstock, and punched it out using the Penguin Builder Punch.  I stamped the Penguin's beak in Mango Melody ink.  Then I used the Penguin Builder Punch to punch Penguin feet out of Fresh Freesia Cardstock and glued them to the Penguin body.  
Two handmade holiday greeting cards using Penguins and Pine tree sprigs from Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Bundle and other Stampin' Up! dies

I stamped four packages from the Penguin Place Stamp set onto Fresh Freesia Cardstock using Fresh Freesia Ink, and fussy cut them, and then added them to my card.  To add a little bling, I added three Fresh Freesia rhinestones from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels pack.  This card was so much fun that I made 6 of them before I put all my tools away.  I often find it easier to create multiples of cards at one time when my papers, stamps and tolls are out rather than pulling everything out a second time.  

To extend the possibilities of this set, you'll have fun adding a fox, polar bear and other penguin images from the FREE Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper-a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection with a $50 order.  

Tools for making a hand-made Christmas Card using the Stampin' Up! Penguin Place Bundle

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  • Stamps:  Penguin Place, Tidings & Trimmings
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody
  • Paper:  Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (A FREE Sale-a-Bration Selection)
  • Accessories:  Penguin Builder Punch, Christmas Pinecone Die, Stitched So Sweetly, Stitched Rectangles, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal

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Cards made with punches and dies from Stampin' Up! along with a special offer to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and select a Free Bundle from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog as part of your starter kit

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this card! Gorgeous!

  2. Thank you! It was so much fun to create this card. I'm in Love with Fresh Freesia In Color.