I’m naming today’s project, “Penguins and Plaid.”

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Penguins and Plaid


The design is one I’ve used previously, so I’m casing (copy and selectively edit) myself. It seemed just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.


The cute, little penguins are from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set, and cut with the handy, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I stamped them in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and colored their caps with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.

The penguins are surrounded by a banner from the Banners for You stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set.


Placing the words on the banner would have been difficult, without the help of my Stamparatus.

The Stamparatus is a positioning tool that gives me confidence when stamping. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Cherry Cobbler, 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 words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. You can check out the entire stamp set in my Product List below.


For the background, I chose my favorite plaid from the collection of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I layered this on Soft Suede cardstock on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.


Thank you for stopping by today.  You can learn more about the Stamparatus by clicking on its picture in my Products List below.


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