Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lots of Peace, Joy, and Penguins

The theme for this month’s TCP Tuesday challenge is use what’s on your desk. Alma’s asking us to make a card, then use the same stamps and papers—and whatever else is on your desk--to make two more. For this trio, I started off with the new Peace, Joy, and Penguins set and some patterned papers from the Doodlebug Designs North Pole collection kit.

Peace, Joy, and Penguins-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's PajamasHere’s card number 1. After coloring the penguins with Copic markers, I matted the image panel on red cardstock. The image is adhered to a piece of patterned paper that coordinates with the colors I used on the image. I attached a strip of red grosgrain ribbon along the left side of the image and topped the strip with a red button tied with a bit of green baker’s twine.

I did a little creative stamping with the sentiment. The “peace, joy, and penguins” sentiment didn’t fit anywhere on the card in its original long form, but by inking up the words individually and stamping them one on top of the other, I was able to get them to fit on a small circle. I layered the circle on a red mat, then used foam tape to attach it to the lower right corner of the image panel.

Dear Santa-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
On to card number 2. Same penguin image, same Copic coloring as in the first card. This time, I used some scraps from the patterned paper along with the image to create a fun panel for the card. I arranged two different patterned papers and the image on a green cardstock panel, then added a shiny silver border, die cut with the CutUps Queen of Hearts border die, to the bottom of the panel.

The panel is adhered to a contrasting red cardstock panel. I stamped the “Dear Santa” sentiment on a scrap of green cardstock and adhered it to the cardfront, overlapping one of the patterned papers and just a bit of the penguin image panel. Fun, cute, and easy to mail, too!

Be Jolly, By Golly-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's PajamasHere’s the final card in the trio. Again, I used the same penguin image, colored with Copic markers. This time, the penguins are set over a green dotted paper panel with a piece of doily at the bottom. The half doily was on my desk, left over from another project, and was a perfect fit here. To bring in a little more color, I added a red mat underneath the image and a piece of red ribbon, left over from the red ribbon strip I used on my first card. I stamped the “be jolly by golly” sentiment on a white cardstock piece and slipped it underneath the right edge of the image panel.

Be sure to stop by Alma’s blog for all the details on this month’s TCP Tuesday challenge and how you could be our next Swanky Stamper here.

Materials Used:
Peace, Joy, and Penguins stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, CutUps Queen of Hearts border die, Divine Twine green baker’s twine (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red and Green Galore cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); silver paper (Target); North Pole Collection Kit (Doodlebug Designs); red grosgrain ribbon, red buttons (Michaels); circle punches (EK Success); white paper doily; foam tape


  1. A really fun set of Christmas - so colorful, bright and happy.

  2. Really fun! And stamping a one line sentiment into a block to fit the circle is a brilliant idea.


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