Friday, 29 August 2014

Penguin Hugs!

Hi there! It is my turn (Helen H) to share a project with you today. The lovely Gill has given me permission to allow you a preview of one of the super new Christmas designs that will be released next week!! :)

So today I am showing you a card I have made using the gorgeous 'Penguin Hugs' stamp, which includes the image and sentiment shown below:

For this card I have used: 
Shaped card blank
Teal cardstock
Patterned papers (mine are Echo Park 'Winter Wishes')
Memory Box Corner Bow Die
Whimsy Corner Die
Small gems
3D Foam Pads

Here is how to make the card:
1. Stamp out and colour your main image using ProMarkers. Cut out using Nestabilities and mount onto card cut using a shaped circle die. 
2. Cut a large square of card to fit your card base (mine is 12.5cm x 12.5cm) and mount onto it a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper.
3. Next cut a second piece of coloured card, this time 10 cm x 8 cm and mount onto it a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper, in a different, coordinating design. This needs to be stuck towards the right hand side of your card.
4. Now attach your ribbon across the whole of this panel. Once you have done this you can glue this section to the card base. 
5. Cut a rectangle the length of your largest square and about 6cm across (so mine is 12.5cm x 6cm). Mount onto it a third patterned paper. and attach this vertically, as shown, using 3D foam pads. 
6. Attach your main image, again using foam pads. 
7. Stamp out and mount your sentiment, then stick this towards the bottom right hand side of your card, adding 3 gems underneath the writing. 
8. Then die cut a corner and a corner bow in teal card. Stick these to the bottom left and top right of the card respectively, as shown in the picture. adding gems to finish off. 

Thank you for taking a look at this project, I hope you find it useful. Don't forget to keep an eye on this blog next week for lots of lovely new Christmas designs, the team have been very busy! :) Have a lovely weekend everyone! x


  1. Such a lovely card Helen !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Oh, so cute and sweet image, love the creation!!!

  3. Great card Helen, love the layers and that image is absolutely adorable. Looking forward to seeing the new releases next week. Pat x

  4. Such a lovely card Helen, the colours, layering and the sweet ribbon too x

  5. Awww, such a cute card Helen! Love the sweet image and the card design is just wonderful. The colours and papers used look really great. Can't wait to see the new release of stamps. Debra x

  6. Lovely bright and beautiful card Helen, love it! hugs Heidi x

  7. Lovely card, really great colour combination x

  8. This is delightful and beautifully made. I appreciate good design, especially when it is so versatile; many stamps would benefit.

    The Penguin Hugs stamp is great, Gill.