January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop


So i thought tomorrow was the 25th, but realized today was the 25th when i got to work. So rather then having the post all ready and scheduled, i am doing it now as i watch American Idol. :)

The challenge this month at Papertrey Ink is to be inspired by your favorite project from last year. This card is by far my favorite!!

I knew this was the card as soon as i saw the challenge. I really like the shape of the card and as i thought about it the rectangle card would make a cute penguin.

I started with black card stock and stamped flourishes in white ink and embossed it with a clear kaleidoscope powder. From white cardstock i traced an oval shape, folded it in half and trimmed a inch or two off until it was the right size. Then i used it as a template to cut another from white card stock. On this piece i stamped snowflakes all over with versamark and embossed them with the clear kaleidoscope powder. I adhered this to the black body.

From a scrap piece of orange paper i hand cut a triangle for his nose. Then i die cut some black and white card stock circles for his eyes. And i thought he needed some eyebrows so i hand cut some from gray card stock.

Last i thought he needed a scarf to keep him warm. I braided 3 peices of red yarn and then wrapped it around him. I then die cut a tiny black heart and stamped stay cool in white and tucked it into his scarf.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flourishes, Winter Penguin
Die: Papertrey Ink: Tiny Tags
Embossing powder: Stampendous
Ink: Color Box: White
Yarn: Unknown


  1. What fabulous cards!! I totally love the shape!!! So very creative and oh so fun!!

  2. So cute. Love your perspective of your cased card.

  3. That first pumpkin card is simply adorable!! And who doesn't love penguins?? Great job :)

  4. Your 2011 project is certainly a memorable one and the remake is just adorable as well. Great job!