Tuesday, 21 February 2012

penguin fest!

It was my mother-in-law's birthday on Saturday so obviously I needed to make her a special card! She LOVES penguins and seeing as I recently got the owl punch I thought I would put it to good use and make some penguins out of it!

Pop-Up Penguin Fest

Stamp Set: Outlined Occasions (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Lemon Baker's Twine
Punch: Owl Builder, Itty Bitty, 1 3/4" Circle
Big Shot: Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Blossom Party Die
Extras: Sponge

Now, its super easy to make the owl punch into  a penguin! All I did was cut off the ears! I also cut off the feet and added peach parfait feet instead! I cut out tiny little triangles as beaks! They were accented with little flowers and hearts! Cute as! 
Now, I don't do pop up cards! The last time I made a pop up card I must have been about 14! However I did a little google search to get a few ideas for card design and saw a really cute pop up card with the penguins so I thought why not! I made the steps and added penguins inside. I also sponged the edges before sticking this piece of cardstock onto the card base. 
On the front of the card I added a large banner with Celebrate on it, coloured with the markers and sponged. I layered up the large flower from the Blossom Party die, circle punch and then topped with a penguin. I finally wrapped some baker's twine around the card and added a bow to both sides. On the inside I also added a embossed button. 

My MIL loved it! She was so pleased with it and was really surprised to see the pop ups inside! 

Do you love it too? Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 

Happy Craftin',

Amanda xo


  1. How cute are the penguins on this! The front is so cute, and then the inside is even more wonderful!