Playful Penguins Punch Art

I saw these adorable little punch art penguins a few weeks back and thought they were so stinkin’ cute I just had to make some!

Itching to make them ever since, I knew I had my opportunity with the Friday Mashup Challenge #191.   This week’s Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with a “Winter theme”.
  • Create a project with “Snowflakes”.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a “Winter project with Snowflakes”

Hello: Winter, Snowflakes, Penquins! It was a natural fit!


So here is my Friday Mashup – Penguins playing in the snow.

Penguins Playing in the Snow Aren’t they adorable?  I just love them.  Here’s a close-up of the stars of the show:  IMG_4505[1]

I thought I bookmarked the page where I saw them, so I could give credit to the designer, but for the life of me, I can’t find it!  My apologies!    They are created from the Stampin’ Up! Owl Builder Punch

I’ve created a PDF tutorial showing step-by-step instructions on how I made the penguins.

You can click here to download the PDF if you’d like to try your hand at making the penguins yourself.

I created the card by starting with a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Island Indigo card base.  A layer of Soft Sky cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ was placed on top of that.  I cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock to 5-1/4″ wide and tore the top edge to create the snowy hills in the background.  I then stamped a snowflake using the smallest image from  Endless Wishes in White Craft Ink and in Illuminate ink.  I then sprayed this layer with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch spray to create the illusion of falling snow.

I used a strip of Dazzling Diamonds paper to create the snowy hill in the foreground.  Since the snowflakes were so soft & muted (and therefore, didn’t photograph well)  I added a few Frosted Snowflake Sequins just so the judges at the Mashup would know for sure that I added snowflakes 😉

The penguins were popped up using stampin’ dimensionals.  (Do I ever make a project without stampin’ dimensionals?  Hardly.)

Playful Penguins

And I know you noticed that the two penguins are looking at each other.  Simply placing the black dots on the edges of the white circle, rather than the middle, allows you to make the penguins look as they are ‘looking’ in a particular direction.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I hope you like my penguins as much as I do.  Leave me a comment – I love to hear from you.  Please do print out my Penguin Punch Art PDF and try to make them yourself.   And if you do, please send me a photo of what you make; I’d love to know that I helped  you create something cute!

If you need any of the supplies to make this card, or any Stampin’ Up! supplies, click on the item name and go right to that product, or click here to go to my online store where you can shop safely & securely 24/7.   Don’t forget, the Year End CloseOuts end on Jan. 5th.  (The Frosted Sequins are on sale for only $2.99! so get them now before they are gone).   On Jan. 6th, our 2015 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog go live!

Happy Stampin’,


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9 thoughts on “Playful Penguins Punch Art

  1. What a perfect winter scene! Love the penguins in the snowdrifts with some snowflake embellishments. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. Hi:
    Just love these Penguin’s. They are so cute. Thank you for the instructions, so kind of you for sharing. Yes, I will try to make these. I have a grandson who is turning 7 the end of January and I hope he will like the birthday card I am going to make for him. If same turns out, I will try to send you a copy.
    Thanks again for sharing.

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