Tuesday 29 November 2022

Party Puffins Holiday Card

I just love puffins! And I was lucky to see them up close, when I visited Machias Seal Island conservation nesting site this summer. Click here to read about my trip and find another puffin project. So I really wanted to take the all-season Party Puffins set and make a holiday card. Here's what I came up with:

I used a colour scheme of Shaded Spruce, Real Red, and Sweet Sorbet, taken from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP). The card also uses the Sweet Gingerbread stamp set for the sentiment - but the rest of the items could be used in any project, all year round. I love it when something can have multiple uses and we think outside the box! I'll include a clickable photo supply list of these items and more for you at the end of this post. Find my Facebook Live demo here.

My first step was to emboss a 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” Basic White Cardstock panel with Wintry 3D Embossing Folders (snowflake print). Then I die cut my items as follows: label from Basic White Cardstock using Natural Prints Dies, wreath from Shaded Spruce Cardstock using Natural Prints Dies, and 3 tiny hearts from Sweet Sorbet Cardstock using Teacup Dies.

Next I tackled the stamping. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Gingerbread stamp set in Sweet Sorbet ink onto the label. Then I stamped the puffin in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a Basic White Cardstock scrap. Sometimes stamps with large solid inked areas come out a little uneven, and so I had my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker at hand to colour over the puffin as needed. Then I coloured the puffin using Stampin’ Blends: Soft Succulent (dark), Daffodil Delight (dark), Poppy Parade (dark), and Pumpkin Pie (dark). 

Here's what the entire Party Puffins stamp set looks like. How cute is this? 😀

To assemble the card, I started by a
dhering a 4” x 5 1/4” Sweet Candy Canes panel to a 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Shaded Spruce card base. I attached the embossed snowflake panel toward the top of the card base, then adhered the wreath to it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached the label just below the bottom of the wreath. I tied a bow in Real Red ribbon and adhered it to the top of the label with a Mini Glue Dot.

My final steps began with cutting out the puffin with Paper Snips, attaching it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added die-cut hearts to the puffin and label with Mini Glue Dots. I embellished the wreath with Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins, to look like holly berries. Then I attached a 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White panel to the card interior and decorated it with a small strip of the Sweetest Christmas DSP.

Would you like to create cards with the Party Puffins set, too? If you're in Canada and need supplies for this or other projects, I warmly invite you to order with me. I'll be pleased to send you a FREE international tutorial bundle featuring designs and instructions from the Nature's Prints Bundle (where today's wreath and label come from!) when you use host code MEWB4BVK in November, plus I'll send you my card of the month. The Nature's Prints Bundle that goes along with the tutorials is available for purchase here.

If you're needing several different items, the best deal is to join my Creative Cafe group! For $135 (no shipping or tax in most provinces), you'll get to choose $165 worth of items! Plus you'll have the chance to participate in a $10/month card class and a minimum 20% discount on future orders throughout your membership! There's no obligation to sell (or even buy) anything ever again. Just let me know if you have questions.

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Thanks for stopping by, friends, and have a wonderfully crafty day!
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