Cute Christmas Critters for the June Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge

Welcome to the June Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge # 137.  Our host this month, Debbie, chose Cute Christmas Critters for the theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will head over to the challenge site to see all the cards from the rest of the design team members.  There’s so much inspiration to be found there.  I hope you will be inspired to play along!

Here’s my card:

 

 

I’ve been using a bunch of these self-adhesive googly eyes lately, mainly because I purchased 1200 of them from Amazon.  I originally needed ten, but went all out when I saw these and the organizational box in which they are packaged.  

I used the Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge #556 as inspiration.  The challenge ended on May 29th, but it’s still worth giving the challenge credit.  Here’s the challenge banner:

 

Easy Peasy Card:

  • The Real Red base measures 11 x 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • I used the snowflakes from the Wintry 3D embossing folder set for the white cardstock base. Since this folder fits in the mini cut and emboss machine, I did need to run it through the full size machine twice. After I finished embossing the cardstock, I trimmed it down to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The white cardstock panel for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also used the snowflakes embossing folder on the envelope flap. I punched a 1 inch circle from Real Red cardstock and embossed that as well for the envelope seal.
  • Using two of the stylish shapes square dies, I cropped three frames from Real Red cardstock. I arranged them on the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Then I punched the penguin pieces from leftover black and white cardstock.

Stamping:

  • Before adhering the white body parts to the black penguin base, I stamped the Real Red scarf, the noses, and the eyes. All of these stamps come from the Penguin Place stamp set.
  • Since I stamped the eyes, I had reference points for the placement of the googly eyes. Cuteness overload!
  • Then, I adhered the white to the black cardstock bodies using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Next, I added dimensionals to the penguins’ feet and under the black cardstock part of the penguins. The penguins fit inside the Real Red frames perfectly!
  • The sentiment comes from the Best Year cling stamp set. I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I cropped it using one of the banner dies from the stylish shapes die set. In order for the sentiment to stand out, I outlined it using my Real Red marker.
  • HINT: I absolutely loved the now retired stitched shapes die set and thought I’d never get rid of them. However, the new stylish shapes die set has replaced the retired set and I can now sell them. The new dies are awesome!
  • Amazingly, I tied a pretty decent bunny ears bow and attached it using a glue dot.
  • After stamping a sentiment from the retired Perfectly Plaid Christmas stamp set on the white cardstock for the inside, I adhered it to the base.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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