Monday, October 7, 2013

Party Penguins

Nothing like a Penguin Party for a great Holiday Season!  These little guys were colored with Copics and are having a blast in all that glittery snow!  The icicles are a Cottage Cutz Die embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Shimmer embossing powder.  Then the layer of snow is Aleene's True Snow that I found at Marco's Papers.  The snow is covered with Stampin Up's Dazzling Diamonds glitter before it dries.   The snowflakes are also covered in Shimmer EP and punched with a Fiskar's punch.  The letters are cut with my Silhouette.

 This is my second attempt at a Vertical Stair Step card.  Some of you may remember my Valentine one where I used the Noortje-design template which was in centimeters.  I needed a wider stair step to accomodate the fat little penguins, so I revised the template for a 3/4" wide step instead of the 3/8" step in the original AND I made all the dimensions in inches so that it's a breeze to lay the template on the cardstock and score it through the template on the scoreboard.  The cuts can also be made right thru the template - all you need do is attach it to your cardstock with removable tape. The template is below if you would like it.  You should be able to just click on it and print, but if that doesn't work you can copy and paste it into Word but make sure you set it at no margins and make the image fit the paper.  Then the drawing should be the 4 3/8" x 7 1/2".    If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Here are a few more views of the card:

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Christmas Inspirations - Use Punches or Dies
Paper Creator - Punches or Dies
CAOTY - Funkelzauber (Glitter & Glimmer)
Crafting Muskateers - Christmas in October
Delightful Challenges - Holiday Spirit
Little Miss Muffet - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Crafts-Too Challenge You - Christmas Festivities with a Twist - Create a Christmas Scene

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  1. What a FUN card. Love the images and steps. Thanks for joining our Holiday Spirit Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  2. This is so much fun Gerlinde. Cute little pengies, a fun fold card and all that glittery snow! What's not to love?

  3. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  4. Great work and good explanation about how to do it. Thanks for joining at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Now, may I ask you to correct our link, please? You shoul use the challenge post link, no the general ones for the blog. The correct link is
    Thank you!

  5. WOW!!! What an awesome card! So many cute little pengies and all that sparkle - it's a true winter wonderland... FABULOUS!!!

  6. wow fab card so cute to, Thank you for joining Crafting Musketeers Challenge x

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. I just love these step cards, and yours is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at the Digital Delights Delightful Challenge! I hope you play along again soon!

    Jackie, Digital Delights Delightful Challenge DT

  9. Absolutely love this step card. Thank you so much for the template, should be a breeze to create one myself. And by the way, I want this one for my Christmas card this year!

  10. Oh MY! you made TWO of these magnificent creations, Gerlinde! I haven't made this before, and it looks so fun! I'll pin it and try it later. Your pengie antics are adorable, and the layers of glitz, glitter, sparkly fun is amazing! hugs, de

  11. Love this! Thanks for the template too. I definitely want to try one of these.

  12. What a crazy card! I love the little darlings and your layout. Beautiful colours.
    Thank you so much for joyning us over at CAOTY Challenge. I hope we will see you at our next challenge.

  13. Love the penguins!! Too cute!

  14. Love this thanks for sharing at Crafts too hugs Rebekah xx

  15. This is such a wonderful card! Cute penguins, lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration.
    My best Christmas wishes to all.

  16. Yea! I got the card - so excited! Thank you again - truly one of my favorites!