Dec 20 2007

Penguin Pull Toy

Published by at 3 38 am under Christmas Cards

Do you remember last month when Jami issuedthe Elzybellchallenge to all Dirty Girls, past and present? Well, we all had so much fun, itwas decided to make ita monthly challenge. Today, Dec. 20, is our day to upload for this month’s challenge, which was to make a card using a penguin — any penguin. The other stipulations were that we could use NO blue on the card anywhere, but we had to have an *icy* feature on the card. So, here’s my card:


My penguin stamp is huge!!! The watercolor panel he is stamped onto is 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. The finished card measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Since he is a pull toy, I decided to makea little wagon as the card base. That was fun and so, so simple. The card base is 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored in half (side fold). I then adhered a panel of DP to the front. Then I made 4 wheels — fun!!! Here’s the measurements:

  • Red: 2″ circle
  • Green: 1″ circle
  • Black Center : Large brad, maker unknown
  • Black Ring: Punch a 1 1/4″ inch circle. Discard the circle and use the negative image. Place that into a 1 1/2″ punch, and punch, which leaves you with this thin ring.

The main image is stamped and watercolored, an eyelet inserted for the *rope*, then I added a piece of hardware on top to hold the rope up. I added jingle bells on the ends since he has a jingle bell on his neck. I added a bit of glitter to the top of his head, back andfeet to get in the required *ice*.

  • Stamps: Penguin Pull Toy by Stamps Happen, Inc., Many Merry Messages by SU
  • Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Watercolor Paper, Fruitcake DP by Basic Grey
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black. Reinkers in Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Going Grey. Gold Glitter Pen (on bell).
  • Accessories: Aquapainter, Ribbon, Brads, Eyelet, Jingle Bells, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Mini Glue Dots, Cropadile, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Round Punches in: 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″.

To see all the uploads for this challenge, click here. They will be coming in all day long, so check back often!!!

Thanks much for checking in! Tomorrow (Friday) is our Stamp Simply challenge again — and this one is super easy, being as how we are all so busy right now — hope to see you tomorrow!!!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Penguin Pull Toy”

  1. inkypaws says:

    He is just so cute! Love you layout Sharon!!!

  2. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Awesome card, Sharon. This is the most fun animal stamp I think I’ve ever seen. A pull toy. Way too cool. Love the wheels, the ribbon with the bells for a cord, and how beautifully colored the penquin is.

  3. Terri says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely darling!

  4. Dawn E. says:

    So cute! I love how you used the ribbon! So smart!!

  5. flossie says:

    How cute, love the pull toy penguin

  6. Kay says:

    My goodness – What will you come up with next!!! This is out of this world!! Thanks for all the awe and fabulous inspiration, Sharon!

  7. Velta Wesson says:

    Sharon ~ What a great idea!!! This penquin is toooo cute!!!

  8. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Sharon– this little guy is just too *cool*!!!! I love the way that you’ve colored him and his addition wheels make it!!!

  9. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    How cute is that! Love your penquin pull toy!

  10. Billie says:

    Just totally adorable

  11. Jackie W. says:

    Now that’s original! And too dang cute! I love it!

  12. Sharon, I just can’t believe the utterly creative stuff you come up with!!! This card is so darn cute!

  13. Michelle G says:

    This has to be the most creative card I have EVER seen! WOW! It is amazing and so is your blog!

  14. Gerrie says:

    Oh my how I just luv this!

  15. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Too cute.

  16. Aaaaaack!!! That’s the cutest thing ever! You are so creative! 🙂

  17. leslierich says:

    This is so cute and funny! I can’t believe you made a pull toy card! What will you think of next? Very creative!

  18. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Wow, how did you come up with this idea? Your mind must be going in overdrive at all times 😀 to come up with such an amazing card.
    Way to go, Sharon!!!!!

  19. Rose Ann says:

    So Cute with a capital “C”!! I love your pull-toy, and the jingle bells are the perfect touch!!

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