Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mama Elephant Cool Penguins

I got together with some crafty friends a couple months ago, and during that time I made sure to stamp a bunch of the penguins from Mama Elephant's Cool Penguins set.  These images are so cute!  Of course, life takes over, and I haven't gotten a chance to put these cuties to use until now.

For this first card, I wanted to use some patterned papers.  I feel like I'm always buying paper, but often don't use it on my cards.  The plaid here is from Crate's Snow & Cocoa pad, and I honestly can't remember where the others are from - cardmaker fail!

I added of bit of Lawn Trimmings twine for some extra texture and to soften it, and the sentiment comes from Neat & Tangled's Christmas Pageant set.

I was looking though my papers for something to pair with the cute penguin popping out of the box, and then I remembered I had some old Jasmine Jones journaling cards from a December Daily kit she did for Ali Edwards several years ago.

I really like using jounraling card for cardmaking.  They often take care of a lot of the work for you.  In this case, the card was basically just the sentiment in the right hand corner, but I thought it was a perfect fit for the penguin.

I ended up using a second sentiment from Neat & Tangled's May Your Holidays Be set, and also used the mini background stamp with stars/snow to frame the top of the journaling card.

A simple red cardstock mat finished things off.

Which one do you like best?

The good news is I still have a few penguins that need to make their way onto cards!

*Affiliate Links below to Ellen Hutson and in text to Neat & Tangled


  1. Both cards are darling but
    the first with the plaid
    really fits into the season.
    It looks like it would be
    warm if you were wearing it
    for a shirt. Pretty colors
    too. thanks for sharing