I couldn’t let October pass without playing with the fun penguins from The Cats Pajamas October release! My first card features the Happy Pumpkin Day digital stamp. I made this card for this week’s Ways to Use It Challenge to use buttons. That challenge gave me just right idea to put my project over the top. I little (but giant for the penguin) button on his scarf. Doesn’t he looks so stylish? I don’t know about you, but fall means plaid to me, and I had an idea to print out the buffalo check pattern from the Black & White Spring Digi Papers. I never knew I needed digital paper until these came out. I love the printer-friendly black and white and I love adding a little something to them. This time, I used my Copic markers to make a colorful fall plaid. You know a Jen card is never finished without a little bit of sparkle. I couldn’t find a place to add Stickles to this one, so I went with Wink of Stella on the jack o’lantern face, the scarf, and the small pumpkin.
For my second card, I wanted to play with the Gobble It Up Digistamps. This time, I checked the Free for All Challenge for inspiration–use dies. I did use some retired dies on my card, but to go with the cutting theme, I chose to try out the Triple Side Step Cutable.
What a fun and easy to use cut file. I love that it not only cuts the card base, but also cuts the matting pieces! It was so easy, I made two! I used my ScanNCut to cut two bases, then I cut the other pieces with two different papers, so I could mix and match. I stuck with the same marker color palette, because turquoise just looks so good with orange. You’ll notice I also couldn’t stop the plaid–adding some simple lines to give the tablecloth some character. The sparkle on this card ended up on the leaves.
I hope you like what I’ve done with these fall penguins and I hope you’ll get a chance to play along with them too!
Here are the products that I used today:
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