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
INK: Verse Mark
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,