Winter Penguins Skating

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Hey y’all and Happy New Year! Today I’m here with a card heavily inspired by the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge! I knew I to do a shaker card that was outside of the box. So today I decided to have my penguin skating on the frozen lake! Boy was this card a labor of love and trial and error. I’m so thankful it turned out the way it did, even it took several hours and taking reconstructive surgery. Lol.

The key to this card was LAYERS. Soooo many layers. I struggled to keep the penguin to have enough space from the layers I put the fishing line on and the top acetate layer. When I had too few layers it wouldn’t move and that was incredibly frustrating. For the sky I did a distress oxide background. The trees I colored with alcohol markers and paint splattered with a mix of water and white acrylic paint. The frozen lake is an alcohol ink swirl artwork piece.

Thank you for checking out this card! Here’s to a year of happiness and crafting!

Colors Used:
Trees: Altenew Markers G702, G715 & Copic Markers E25, E37
Penguin: C3, C5, C7
Penguin stomach: W0, W00
Penguin Skates: E40, E41, E43
Penguin Feet: YR07, YR61, YR14

I get my markers at and they are currently having a 10% off sale today only!

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Die Traumfabrik – Dream Factory: Challenge #111 – MR. Poppers Pinguine / Mr. Popper’s Penguins (
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: LTSCB #159 Anything Goes + LTSCB #158 Winner & Top Picks

Blue Green Birthday Card

I’ve had this camera die cut / stamp set for a bit and I’m so happy I finally got to put it to use! I started off with coloring my little monster with copics. Then, I colored the camera and the picture frame. I glued 3 layers for the picture frame. Rather than using foam tape, I did 3 layers of scrap strips throughout the back of the camera. I made sure to avoid where the photo would hide when not pulled out. I did find hand stamping with a block was easier for the pull here sentiment. I felt like the paper gave the look of the flash that a camera has. I also used a white gel pen on the camera flash to draw x’ and used a glitter pen over it to give the illusion of an actual flash.

On the inside of this I decided to have a bigger happy birthday sentiment. I wanted to keep the vibe of the card big.

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Concord and 9th Oh Snap (the stamp is available here but, it’s in the process of discontinuing. If you can’t find it, I suggest looking at Lawn Fawn’s Magic Iris Camera)
Avery Elle – Elle-ments Dies – Peek-A-Boo Birthday Tag Topper

Copic Colors Used:
I’ll update this part in the am!

Color Hues Challenge

Pocketful of missing you

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After I saw the new livestream deal from, I knew that I needed to put these pocket heart dies to use!

I decided that the heart could easily hide an interactive card element. I decided to use some watercolor paper that I had previously painted and die cut it with spring florals! I cut a piece of a laminated sheet (you could use acetate also) and added the butterfly and leaves to it. I then stamped ‘miss you’ sentiment from Hero Arts, die cut it, and adhered it below. I then stamped ‘pull here’ and die cut a circle around the sentiment. I die cut an additional circle and adhered them to the top of the laminate. I made a slit midway down the paper to allow for the element to move. I glued the heart on to cover it up and there you have it! A fun interactive card. What would you do with a pocket die cut?!

Products Used:
DIY Pocket Hearts Dies
Spring Floral Die Cut
Harvest Smooth Cardstock
Cools Smooth Cardstock
Playful – Patterned Cardstock Paper
Hero Greetings Mini Messages – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Glue
Neenah Crest 110 lb Solar White paper
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Scoring Board