Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Precious Penguin Stamps

I just had my annual crafting long weekend (which extends through the week for me).  I had Close to My Heart Stamp Consultant, Sheri, come to teach a holiday card workshop.  With the sales from the workshop, I was able to obtain an ultra adorable penguin stamp set that is a hostess set.

I just love this set.  It is so playful!  Plus, with penguins being naturally black and white, there's minimal colouring to do (even none if you prefer!).  Have a hard time making masculine cards?  Animals are a great non-gender specific way to pull off a card!

Sheri is sponsoring the Kards for Kids National Stamping Month card drive.  So, I just had to break out my new little buddies and make a card for the drive.  Here is my penguin card:

Easy Peasy!  Except for the card base, it's made entirely from scraps.  I really like this design and have repeated it a lot lately while playfully digging through my scraps.  For the penguin, I coloured the ear muffs and used a sparkle gel pen on the scarf.  Took all of 30 seconds!

The set comes with a couple of small snowflakes so, if you don't have any snowy paper, you could just stamp your own background strips on white paper.  It's just so simple and yet so sweet.

Check out the card challenge yourself for your chance to win some CTMH stamps!  I've already made a handful of Holiday and Halloween cards for the children at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids.  This batch will include some notebooks for the parents and a small mix of bookmarks and card kits for the treasure chest from which children can pull gifts after a difficult day of treatments.

I've been working on my wedding album this past weekend but these cute stamps have been a distraction for the last few days.  Aren't they darling?


  1. awww so adorable love the little guy !!!!!

  2. Hi I Just love this set! I may have to get one as it will be great for masculine cards, thank you notes, even birthdays in the cold month. Love what you did with your scraps I will keep this in mind as I make cards. A friend from Kards for Kids Lynnette

  3. This is terrific Lisa..your card is in the vault. It is due to me by Oct 14th and I will announce the contest winner at the end of September. Have a super day, Bela
    Kards for Kids HSC Coordinator


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