The penguin in the Making Every Day Bright stamp set is so cute! I was anxious to stamp him in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch him out with the Christmas Bulb Punch. Stampin’ Up’s idea of fitting him within the bulb shape was very clever!



I could envision him peeking out between “something.” That something turned out to be a triple banner from the Banners for You stamp set. I stamped it in Old Olive ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut it with the die from Bunch of Banners.

My idea to use the triple banner originated from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:


By Su Mohr for cts290; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Making Every Day Bright, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners, Christmas Bulb Punch, Under the Mistletoe, Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon, Stamparatus; #christmascards #makingeverydaybright #christmasbulbpunch #bunchofbanners #bannersforyou #stampinup #underthemistletoe #handmadecards #penguins

Penguins Making Every Day Bright



The Stamparatus positioning tool came in handy for completing the sentiment on the banner. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Real Red, and pressed the words to the banner. I inked a second time to make the words darker. This tool amazes me!

The silver bar is a magnet that holds the paper in place, so you can stamp multiple times.

The color of the banner in the picture is Soft Suede, because I made a second card using different colors.


The penguins needed Real Red (Stampin’ Blends) caps, before gluing them to the banner. The banner was placed on dimensionals on top of several layers. The card base is Thick Whisper White, topped with Old Olive cardstock, Real Red cardstock, and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.


The Real Red Mixed Satin bow completed the design for this “Merry Christmas Wishes” card. Oh, I forgot to mention, the words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. It’s a great set, because you can mix and match the words. It’s missing from my Product List also, but everything else is there, just keep scrolling.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

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