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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC674) & I chose Christmas Central as the site. Christmas will be here before you know it so better get busy! I was inspired by THIS cute plate. I just love the cute penguins.

For my penguin carolers, after stamping, coloring & die cutting them, I hunted around for some paper to go behind them. Nothing looked quite right until I found this box of patterned Christmas cards. It was one of those that had different printed patterns but still blank. I bought them on clearance a long time ago & mostly just to use the card fronts & envelopes. After I die cut it & a white layer, I used a new angled border die to cut the white panel. Originally, I had the black snowflake pattern at the bottom, but decided I liked it better the other way around. The greeting was stamped on a circle along w/ some little snowflakes then I put it all together.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

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Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps – Caroling Penguins Snowflake SetMerry Christmas LgDrink the Red
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, TPS snowflake card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine Clair nocturne, Distress inks weathered wood
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles ,Circle Stitch , Borders 2, Caroling Penguins dies, Copic markers, Misti




Welcome to the December Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Jeanne’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday November 20  to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on November 21. The sale this time is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart use code “ 40fromhigh1216″ now through December 25.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the  Winter Doe! On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE. 

I also made this for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS516). I chose to case THIS card. I kept the holiday theme and trio of penguins, but I used different images, different colors & a little different layout.
Don’t you just love these adorable little penguins? They look so happy! I couldn’t wait to color them…and I love giving them rosy little cheeks and bellies. I put together parts of two greeting (the little Thanks fit much better in the space than the cursive thanks that comes w/ the Much part) and layered a die cut Snow to go between the two words. The snowflake designer paper was split to let the other paper show through & I added some snowflakes from the Snowflake Reverse die. I had every intention of adding some stickles or sparkly gems to the snowflakes, but just totally forgot.

Here’s a look at the inside..I’ll add a greeting when I know who’ll be receiving it. Below it are the Copics I used. penguin-thanks-inside-00194
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Penguins, Thanks sm, Everyday Words sm.
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It white, dp (Crate Paper – Snow & Cocoa)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Snow, Snowflake Reverse dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, MFT stitched waves dies, Misti

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Release! And wow, do we have some super cute images for your Christmas card making this year! You’re going to LOVE these!

Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until October 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 8, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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Aren’t these little Caroling Penguins adorable? And they were so much fun to color! After putting them in my Misti & stamping w/ Memento, I colored them then over stamped them w/ Versafine. They were die cut w/ the largest Circle Ornament die, I added a little color around the edge then attached them to the glitter circle that was die cut w/ the largest Matting Circle die. I also used the glitter card stock for the background (cut w/ the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die), the Flourished Vine & the ornament topper & the Wishes part of the Best Wishes die. The designer paper top & bottom (from the ODBD Christmas 2014 collection) was die cut using the ODBD Leafy Edges Borders dies. Just a note here: you are now able to purchase BOTH NCC & ODBD items in one place & not have to pay 2 shipping charges! How fabulous is that?!?

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations – Caroling Penguins, Santa’s Sleigh, (Sweet Christmas Wishes inside) (ODBD –Shine On (tiny star) inside only)
Paper:  X-Press It white, ivory glitter (DCWV glitter matstack), dp (ODBD –Christmas 2014 collection)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories: NCC Best Wishes & Flourished Vine dies,  ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Leafy Edged Borders dies,  Copic markers, Misti

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My second card features this cute little reindeer from the Merry & Bright set. Most of the DT got a chuckle with this one…they saw him as having a snowflake me it looked like he had a jumper w/ a snowflake on it. Either way..he’s a cutie! NCC Reindeer 07356
I stamped & colored him as before, then over stamped & die cut w/ the largest Stitched Oval die. The tips of his antlers got a little out of the box treatment to keep from cutting them off.  I also used a gold gel pen to add some sparkle to the gold beads on the image before I attached him to a larger layer I die cut w/ the Oval dieThis layer & the rest of the card front were done using papers from the ODBD Christmas 2015 collection.  The little white shaped pieces above & below the main image are the largest die from the Antique Labels die.

Here’s a look at the inside where I used some left over paper & stamped the sleigh (from Santa’s Sleigh) in pear tart. Below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations –Merry & Bright, (Santa’s Sleigh -inside)
Paper:  X-Press It white,  dp (ODBD –Christmas 2015 collection)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, (Memento pear tart – inside)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternLeafy Edged Borders, Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Antique Labels dies,  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies, gold gel pen, tiny green gems

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These are the images, dies & papers I used: