Penguin Family

Penguin Family

A special card for the girl who coordinates my Book Club at the Winery.


Hi all! My Winery Book Club (cause, yes I go to two!) decided we wanted to give Abril, the girl who keeps our group straight at Crow Farm and Winery Book Club a monetary gift of our appreciation. So I was tasked with creating a card to put the cash in! I decided to use a layout I used for a bunch of cards I made to go with cookie boxes later this month. The single penguin in the set worked perfectly, paired with (what else?!) some hot foiled sentiments. Now, on with the Show& Tell….


I love this funny Santa penguin and his big bushy beard! I used Nuvo glitter drops on the band and pompom of the hat.


Wanting to coordinate the gems with the colors of the presents, I decided to use clear gems and color them with the darkest marker of each color.


I used the you are one in a million sentiment, making this a double duty card.

Christmas and Appreciation!


Copic List:

  • Beard: C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Body: C7, C6, C5, W3, W1, W00
  • Beak: Y38
  • Hat: R56, R37, R35
  • Gifts: YG17, YG13, YG11, R56, R37, R35
  • Shadow: BV23, BV20

Card Details:

  • Card base of Accent Opaque White 120lb
  • Holiday Traditions layer cut with A2 layering die, adhered with tape runner
  • Black layer cut wit layering die, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Image stamped on Hammermill with Obsidian, colored with various Copic Markers, cut with Elegant Stitching die, adhered with tape runner
  • Sentiments hot foiled with pewtwr foil on glimmer specialty paper, cut with coordinating dies, adhered with foam squares
  • Clear gems colored with Copic markers and added for bling
  • Nuvo glitter drops added to hat
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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Oddball Bird Set

Oddball Bird Set

Clean and simple in design AND message!


Hi All! Ever since I did my clean and simple entry for MFT I have been craving more clean and simple layouts! I love clean and simple, but felt I used that formula way too often. But boy it has been nice to create some. Today I have one of the three quirky oddball birds sitting on her branch “tweeting” you a simple message. Now, on with the Show and Tell


I looked at these leaves and thought “ok what green will I color them with?” Then I thought, “hmmm NO! let’s do fall colors” That is how I ended up with these cool rust colored leaves. I have been using this color combo a lot lately. Do you do that?


I chose blue for the bird to balance the rusty orange of the leaves and patterned paper. Wanting my branch to NOT be browny brown I chose the E40’s going for a more birch bark color.


A simple sentiment in a fun word bubble die (I think you will see a lot more of these dies!) makes a big statement.

Copic List:

  • Leaves: E37, E08, E97, E21
  • Branch: E44, E43, E42
  • Bird: B97, B95, B93, B91
  • Beak: YR07, YR04
  • Feet: W6, W5, W4
  • Shadow: C1

Card Details:

  • Card base of Accent Opaque White 120lb
  • Colorful Canvas paper cut with nesting rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • Beyond Blue layer cut with nesting rectangle, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Branch stamped on Hammermill, cut with hand stitched nested rectangle, colored with various Copic Markers, adhered with tape runner
  • Bird stamped on Hammermill, colored with various Copic Markers, cut with Scan N Cut, adhered with foam squares
  • Sentiment stamped on base paper with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with word bubble die, adhered with foam squares
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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