You probably know, I love penguins! Our Christmas tree has close to 100 penguin ornaments, we have dozens of stuffed animal penguins that we put out at Christmas, and we wrap lots of our Christmas presents in penguin paper! :) So I'm sure you can imagine that when I saw Brian King share the idea of penguins created from the Smitten Mitten bundle / Many Mittens framelits dies, I knew I had to create my own!! This idea was shared at World Card Making day in Oct., and it's been on my to-do list ever since then!
The background paper of this card is found in the Christmas Around the World paper pack, and the die cut trees are from the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Naturally Eclectic paper pack. I mounted them onto an Island Indigo side fold card.
The Mittens are RETIRING!!!
I am so sad that this adorable bundle (Smitten Mittens stamp set and Many Mittens framelits) are on the retiring list this year! If you don't have them yet, you need them NOW!
CLICK to buy the bundle here, or CLICK to buy the framelits here (ON SALE now!)
You can see the die cut pieces above to create these cute penguins!
- Cut 2 basic black mittens
- Cut 1 whisper white mitten (cut off thumb and trim down sides)
- Cut 1 additional mitten in any color for hat, and emboss with the Cable Knit embossing folder
- trim and embellish as desired
- Use the Fox Builder Punch (shown below) for the feet and nose
- Draw eyes with a Sharpie or use small round stamps
I had fun embellishing the caps with the Cable Knit embossing folder, and ribbon and tinsel trim! I also used one of the holly/berry stitched felt embellishments, and cut off the leaves to use the 3 berries as a hat topper :)
I also made one penguin into a Christmas Tree ornament, or you could use it as a "to from" tag.
The penguin is mounted on a Whisper White stitched shape oval and then onto a Lots of Label die cut in Old Olive cardstock, with some patterned paper from the Christmas Around the World designer paper pack.
For the 2 bows (green and red) I die cut them from the Christmas Around the World designer paper and the matching Christmas Lamppost thinlits.
The Merry Christmas banner is stamped using the images in the Merry Cafe stamp set, Real Red ink, and a new die coming up in the 2018 Occasions catalog.
See.. I wasn't kidding.. we definitely celebrate a penguin Christmas with our tree and gifts :)
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed a little Penguin Christmas treat!
You'll find all of these Stampin' Up! supplies in my online Stampin' Up! store by clicking any of the product photos below: