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Punch Happy Penguins…

My inspiration for this "Punch Happy Penguin" came from the Stampin' Up! Punch Pals Stamp Set.    Punch projects are "Just for Kids" friendly.


RECIPE:     Merry & Bright 

                        Season of Friendship

                        Heritage Holiday

INK:             Verse Mark

                        Tempting Turquoise

                        Real Red

PAPER:       Real Red  Card Stock (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4")

                         Whisper White Card Stock  (5" x 1-1/2" torn to resemble snow)

                         Bashful Blue Card Stock  (5" x 3-3/4")

                         Garden Green Card Stock scraps                    


BODY 1 Real Red      1-3/8" Circle Punch

              1 Whisper White        Luggage Tag Punch

ARMS: 1 Garden Green           5-Petal Flower Punch

FEET: 2 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch small heart

CHEST: 1 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch tallest heart

HAT: 1 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch wide heart

BEAK: 1 Whisper White        Large Star Punch one point

FACE: 1 Real Red      Heart-to-Heart Punch wide heart

For the face of the penguin I cut the wide medium heart in half and overlapped and glued it so it would fit.

For his eyes I punched the Eyelet Border Punch on Basic Black Card Stock and used the dots. You could use a marker.

The hat was made from a wide medium heart from the Heart-to-Heart Punch. I simply folded the top of the heart up and added a pom-pom to the tip.

On the Bashful Blue Card Stock I stamped in Versa Mark the snowflake from the Stampin' Up! Season of Friendship Stamp Set and embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

"Warm Wishes" from the  Heritage Holiday Stamp Set was stamped in Real Red Ink, punched out with a Small Oval Punch, and layered onto a Real Red Scallop Oval.

Lakeside Stamper Tip: For the scarf I used that all too familiar red and white stripped string used at every bakery shop. So from now on, save that string we love so much!

Lakeside Stamper Tip: The penguin can be used as an ornament simply by adhering it with Glue Dots and adding a loop. This way you can carefully peel him off and use on your tree.

Normally I would sponge the edges of each punched piece of card stock with inks and sponge daubers but,  in this class we had eleven projects to make and it would have taken too long.

Wishing you "Punch Happy" days!

HUGS & stamps,





November Calendar:


For the November Calendar of course Giving Thanks and turkey came to mind. I tried to combine the two for this month. The  Season of Friendship and Voila Stamp Sets are so very versatile. See if you agree? Sorry about the "Hot Spot" under the chef but I think the Shimmer Ink caused it.



Paper:          2-1/4" x 7" Whisper White Card Stock

8" x 8" Crushed Curry Card Stock

8-1/2" x 8-1/2"  Whisper White Card Stock

Stamp Sets:        Voila

              Voila Accessories

Season of Friendship

                                The More, the Merrier (hostess set)

Ink:                       Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip & Garden Green

Accessories:      Platinum Shimmer Ink, Aqua Painter, Scallop Oval & Wide Oval Punchs, Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers & Water-Color Pencils

Here's an enlargement:

And here's what I did:

I took the piece of Whisper White Card Stock and stamped the top half of the chef from the Voila Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink.  I then stamped leaves from the Season of Friendship Stamp Set in Real Red, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Dusty Durango Inks around the chef and the edge of the card stock. Of course I cleaned the stamp in between colors with my Stampin' Scrub.  On another small piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the turkey  from the Voils Accessories Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink, colored it in with my Water-Color Pencils, cut it out and adhered it with 2 Stampin'  Dimensionals. The tray was colored with Platinum Shimmer Ink and an Aqua Painter. On yet another small piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the greeting, "Give Thanks" from the Holiday Best Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink and punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I then punched out a Wide Oval out of Chocolate Chip Card Stock. I have to tell you I love the Holiday Best Stamp Set and have used it in so many projects. I layered the scallop oval onto the Chocolate Chip oval. I had these shiny leaf brads so I placed one through both ovals. Just a note here, the greeting is a tight squeeze for the scallop punch but it works as you can see. I layered everything as above and on Thanksgiving Day on the calendar I stamped the acorn from The More the Merrier Hostess Stamp Set and colored it in with my Stampin' Up Markers.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HUGS & Stamps,






Autumnal Quilt…

I am back from vacation. While it was truly wonderful it’s nice being back home even with my “Beach-Head!” Today I am trying to post things I meant to do before I left but just ran out of time.

This is the Autumnal quilt we did last Autumn for the seasonal quilt series. This is the third in the series even though we did it first. Look in a few weeks for the last quilt in the series-Winter.


The recipe is as follows:

STAMP SETS:          Voila to go

                                        Give Thanks (retired)

                                        Happy Blessings

                                        Season of Friendship

                                        Seasonal Icons

PAPER:                       Elegant Eggplant Card Stock   (8-1/2″ x 10-1/2″)


 Old Olive Card Stock  (5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″)

 Whisper White Card Stock  (5″ x 4″)

The tree was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and the leaves were stamped  in Cranberry Crisp, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Old Olive.  Fine Cosmo Stampin’ Glitter and Brads were added to some of the leave.s.

APPLES & PAIL:                                                                        


 Old Olive Card Stock   (3″ x 2 3/4″)

 Whisper White Card Stock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/4″)

The apples and pail were stamped in Basic Black on the Whisper White Card Stock. With Stampin’ Up Markers I colored in the apples in Green Galore and Real Red. For the pail I used the Basic Grey marker.  I mounted the Whisper Whites Card Stock onto the Old Olive Card Stock and added four Real Red Brads to each corner.


Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
 (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock ( 1″ x 1″)

The pumpkin was stamped in Basic Black and colored with Watercolor Pencils. I hand cut four corners out of Old Olive Card Stock, added an eyelet and knotted a piece of Black Gingham Ribbon through it. Around the pumpkin I added dashes to resemble stitching.


 Creamy Caramel Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 2″)

 Whisper White Card Stock (1″ x 1-1/2″)

The turkey was stamped in Basic Black Ink and colored using the Watercolor Pencils.


Summer Sun Card Stock (3-14″ x 2-1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock (2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″)

The scarecrow was stamped in Basic Black Ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils. A small square to create a patch for his pants was cut from Real Red Gingham Ribbon. Once adhered I added four Brads to each corner.


Really Rust Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 2″)

Whisper White Card Stock (1″x 1-1/2″)

The leaves were stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink and colored in using Watercolor Pencils. 


Cranberry Crisp Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock (1″ x 1″)

This leaf was stamped in Cranberry Crisp Ink (retired). I adhered the image in the upper left hand corner to offset it so that there was room for the Real Red Gingham Ribbon going across the bottom and up the right hand side. In the corner I placed a Real Red Brad.



Really Rust Card Stock (2-1/2 x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White (2″ x 1″)

I stamped the greeting in Really Rust Ink. What could be easier????

Thanks for stopping by.



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