Friday, July 22, 2011

Penguin Spinner Christmas Card

Good morning everyone!  I must start off by saying....  WOOO HOOOO!!!!  I have reached 200 followers!  I am going to do a giveaway of some kind, so keep your eyes peeled for that!  :)  It will be my first giveaway, so I'm a bit nervous (not sure why)....  But, I really want to do this because I want to say THANK YOU to all of the people who are taking the time to visit and follow my blog!  I can't believe that with all of the talent out there, my little blog reached 200!!!  Okay, onto my card for today...

Bitten by the Bug 2- use a penguin (I don't own Jolly Holidays, so I used Joys of the Season)
My Craft Spot- Christmas in July
Jingle Belles- O Hole-y Night: create a card with a window in it (I love the name of this challenge) :)
Paper Cutz Challenge- anything goes
Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge- use a pun (I LOVE puns) and a PK face








Cricut cartridges used:
Joys of the Season- penguin cut at 3.35"
Wild Card- card base cut at 5.59"
Winter Woodland- snowflakes cut at 1", 1.55", 1.86"
Peachy Keen Stamps- Critter Faces SET A Medium & Winter Face Assortment
Sentiment from my computer- Curlz MT font, size 18
Martha Stewart Ink: sea lavender & ocean
Mini snowflake stamp
A la Mode sparkle embossing powder
Martha Stewart fine glitter- crystal
Brad for the spinner
Foam tape

**I'm so excited because I made my own background paper!  To make it I stamped a mini snowflake (I don't even know the brand of the stamp) with Versamark Ink in various places on the white paper.  Then I sprinkled the embossing powder over it and heat embossed the snowflakes.  I then took my MS sea lavender ink and dabbed it over the entire card (and it doesn't stick to the embossed images).  I inked the edges of the card with MS ocean ink.

Before I end this post, I want to thank Cally Ann @ http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/ for giving me a blog award!!!!  She has a really cute blog, and posts really nice projects.  I would encourage you all to check her out! :)  You can see my original post for this award here.  Thanks again!


Okay, I snow you will have a cool day!  Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the pun and the wheel to change the penguin's face! So cuuuuuute!

Love ya,
Joni

Ros said...

This is so amazing!! I love that little penguin and those faces and your background is lovely!! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Jingle Belles!

Nita T. said...

This is awesome! I love those little penguin faces and you KNOW how I feel about puns! Love it. :)
Nita

Jeri said...

Just adorable!!! All those cute little faces. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

Glora said...

This is darling! I love the background paper you made! It is beautiful! Hugs- Glora

Karen said...

Adorable card! I love all the different faces. The sentiment is really cute too! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Nice job Amy super background paper.
I love the faces that spin through the card.

Lindsay said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog and following me! :) I am now your follower too! I love your cards!

Ycats said...

oh I love the background paper! was very impressed when I read you made it yourself! great job!

anne said...

this is adorable.. i love how the penquin can change faces with the spinner..

Rachel W K said...

I am loving those little penguin faces!!!! What a cute idea! (don't tell anyone, but this is probably my fave xmas in july card I've seen shhh!) Too stinkin adorable

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

Cute card,love the spinner and all the faces.

MyCuriousCrafts said...

So very adorable Amy. You did a FABULOUS job. ~Shen

Karen said...

Amy brilliant idea!

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness! ok, i already loved it before i realized the PENGUIN'S FACE HAS DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS!!!!!! (i know, i know, the title of the post is "penguin spinner card" so i probably should've seen that coming, lol!) :) that is ♥BRILLIANT♥ and completely adorable, i now want to go back and re-make my own "HOLEY" card to be exactly like this one!!! ♥♥♥!

SmilynStef said...

Oh my word ... how stinkin' cute is this ... such a creative use of an aperture design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is too cute!! Congrats on 200 followers. You deserve it:)

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

The Country Life said...

OMG!! Love it!! AWESOME!!! TFS!! I am your newest follower!!:)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Congrats on reaching 200 followers... that is so exciting.. I love our penguin, he is so cute...

Jamie said...

How adorable! You are very talented, young lady!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I am a new GFC follower :)

If you have time, stop by for my Social Saturdays link party and share your adorable cards and creations! Hope to see you there...

Jamie
day-and-age-design.com

**Treefrog** said...

OMGosh what a Hoot! I'm just loving this adorable card! Love all the faces, what a Great idea,I'm so glad you thought of it (lol), I may have to try that one day, I absolutely Love it! Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us over at BBTB2 this week!
((Hugs)) Theresa

S.Bayles said...

This is so cute........I love this card.... Great Job.......
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Noelle said...

This is so clever! What a cute idea and how fun all his expressions are! :)

Adrian said...

so cute! love the faces!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute and fun! Nice work on your background paper!

Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Your card is just to cute! Love all the darling faces and your background paper turned out wonderful! Congrats on reaching 200 followers before you know it you will be double that! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Maribel said...

Yay for spinner cards! And a bigger YAY for penguins! I LOVE them. Your card is so cute. Nice job making your own paper!
Maribel

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amy I adore this card. I love spinners and all interactive cards and you made the4 background paper!! WOW! Dont worry about the giveaway.Have fun ! somehow I can share your apprehension that is why I have never had a giveaway myslef!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Glenda said...

Such a cute card--great background and I love the faces! Congrats on reaching 200 followers! Your work is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog! I am now a follower!
Glenda
htttp://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Crayola58 said...

What a darling penguin card...and I love your handmade paper too. Congrats on your 200 followers. Thanks for joining us on our BBTB2 penguin challenge.
Carole

Steph said...

What a CUTE card! I am amazed that you made the paper yourself...I didn't know until you said it. It is gorgeous!

Best of luck with your new blog and congrats on reaching 200! Woohoo!

Karen H said...

What a cutie pie! Gosh, this is adorable, sweet, AND impressive. I've never heat embossed, but I want to so crazy badly. You did am amazing job with that background. :o) And of course it's a spinner... and thus even more incredible. You are so inspiring, my friend!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute Penguin Christmas card. Like the PK face stamps.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Amy said...

This is just too cute and clever! I love it! :)Amy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute!! I love how the penguin's face changes - how fun! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Kate said...

Oh! This is so, so fun! How clever to add a spinner for the different faces! Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh this is fabulous. What a super fun card for the holidays!

joeygirl86 said...

Wow that is cute!! love how you made the spinner card! thanks for playing with us at PKS Let's Face it Friday! :)

Lisa V. said...

I love that the penguin has so many facial expressions! This card is too cute.

Cindy said...

Oh my your card is sooo ADORABLE!I love how the penquin can change faces,TO CUTE!FANTASTIC job with it!!:)

Micia said...

wow your blog is soo super cute and so is your card. I have seen this type of car once or twice. I would like to make something like this. tfs

Micia
yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

Amy C said...

How adorable!! I love the interchangable faces. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Lorraine said...

Incredibly cute!

Lisa said...

cute penguins. great, original card.

June Houck said...

What a clever, unique, and darling take on the challenge! Adorable :)

Heather said...

So clever and so cute!! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

tekettle said...

I adore penguins and when I saw this I fell in love. Thank you!

Haseeb said...

Cute! brilliant idea it is easy to make and i m sure i will make it.

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