On Thursday, it’s the end of the second Sale-a-bration event of 2021 and today’s video features the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is one of the gifts available for a qualifying order! I’ve also used the Penguin Bundle which features the Penguin Place Stamp Set and the Penguin Builder Punch.
The card was inspired by a card by Mixed Up Craft but I’ve changed all the measurements and have covered inches and metric for A4 Cardstock (CS) users and inches for letter-size CS users. All the measurements can be found below this post as well as below the video. As always I have included some very helpful tips in today’s video which includes two different ways of producing your own DSP.
I did this because I needed four different designs of DSP in Soft Sea Foam and Just Jade but I only had three left in my Penguin Playmates DSP. Most crafters have seen how to create their own DSP using stamps but in my video I show an easier – and I think better – way using Stampin’ Write Markers!
For the main panel on my card, I created two penguins using the Penguin Builder Punch. I also showed how to get the most from your Basic Black CS when punching out the penguin body, i.e. cut a strip of Basic Black CS that’s two inches wide. The same applies to the Basic White CS which should be cut to strip that’s one and three quarters wide.
I have five punches I can use to punch out the eyes if I don’t want to stamp them. I actually used the Label Me Fancy Punch, but also suitable is the Turtle Punch, the Whale Punch, the Deer Builder Punch and the Detailed Trio Punch (this one isn’t as economical with your cardstock as the others!). If you check your punches, you may find something else.
You may notice that I used some of our Matte Black Dots for the eyes of the penguins in the Fresh Freesia card but I did point out that I wouldn’t use them if I was sending the card to a child. Although I didn’t demonstrate it in the video card, I did add a large die-cut Basic White CS oval – which was layered on a Basic White CS scalloped oval – behind the sentiment panel for a place to write a greeting so it was out of view from the front.
The ovals had been die-cut using the now-retired Layering Oval Dies but I found them in my stash and decided to use them rather than waste them. That’s it for now. I hope you have a very special blessed day. Hubby and I are going off out for the day today – it’s a little one-day holiday for us in the absence of having had a proper holiday for the last two years! LOL!!
I look forward to being back with you soon. Take care and stay safe, Happy crafting!
Metric & US – please double check the measurements of the layers
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock – 11½” x 5¾” (29.1cm x 14.5cm) US 11” x 5½”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces 2¾” x 5 5/8” (6.9cm x 14.2cm) US 2 5/8” x 5 3/8”
Basic White Cardstock – 1 piece 2 1/8” x 5 5/8” (5.3cm x 14.2cm) US 1 7/8” x 5 3/8”
Basic White Cardstock – 4 pieces 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” (4.1cm x 4.1cm) US 1 5/8” x 1 5/8”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces 2 1/8” x 1 5/8” (5.3cm x 4.1cm) US 17/8” x 1 5/8”
Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces 2 5/8” x 5½” (6.6cm x 13.9cm) US 2½” x 5¼”
Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper – 1 piece 2” x 5½” (5cm x 13.9cm) US 1¾” x 5¼”
Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper – 4 pieces 1½” x 1½” (3.8cm x 3./cm) US 1½” x 1½”
Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces 2” x 1½” ( 5cm x 3.8cm) US 1¾” x 1½”
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock – scraps for layering sentiment
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for sentiment, images, penguin
Basic Black Cardstock – scraps for penguin
Calypso Coral Cardstock – scraps for penguin
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for SEPTEMBER 2021 is 4C9GMP2Z Thank you. xx