Friday 25 January 2013

Merry Monday #46

My friends D & J came over on Tuesday to play in the studio, and I actually got a card made for the latest Merry Monday challenge. This week it's a theme challenge, and we were to use BIRDS.

I actually made two nearly identical cards, and they ended up being a joint effort of ideas from all three of us.  :-)  I knew I wanted to use the 'Stamps By Judith' penguin, and was having trouble finding a winter or Santa hat stamp in my collection. D suggested I use the 'Stamps By Judith' toque, but I felt it was too big. "Trim it down" she said ... and it worked out totally cute.

For the background, I used the bottom left portion of 12x12" scrapbook paper. You can see the lovely pearlized swirl on the photo below.

They also suggested I add glitter glue dots over the printed trees and I'm so glad I did! Some glitter on the pom pom, Glossy Accents on the hearts, beak and feet, some pop dots and my card was almost done. Finally I stamped the words on scraps of white and cut them out with a banner die. 

Below is a peek at the inside of the card - I thought it would be fun to add the penguin again there.

I stamped the full hat on the envelope fronts along with some random dots (also Stamps by Judith).

All in all, these were such fun cards to make.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. so sweet image! And perfect to the background
    Hello from elma

  2. Adorable card, Karen!!! Love these!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Oh I love your card and that hat is just too adorable. I love Stamps by Judith and her old shop/store is about an hour from my house. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. Oh Karen - these cards are so cute. I have to say I just love this little guy with the lopsided hat! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  5. Oh, Karen, I'm glad they were fun to make since they are such fun to see! The hat is perfect! Thanks for sharing this cute little guy with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Love him and the way you have been creating matching envies lately, so cute! And he looks so fun popping up inside the card too Karen! LOL!! Love that! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. Love you card Karen, your litte penguin is adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  8. Cute, cute, cute, inside, outside and the envelope cute!!! Love your papers and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  9. Awhh! Loving this little scene...
    LOving the inside and the envelope too...

  10. Congrats on your honorable mention for this absolutely adorable card! I LOVE it!


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