Inspiration and JAI139

It's time for another Inspiration Challenge.  This week we looked to our Stampin' Success magazine.  This magazine is sent out to all demonstrators to give us business tips and stamping inspiration!  I love getting mine in the mail.
For this challenge we were supposed to look at page 30 for inspiration and create a card, scrapbook page or altered item.
I created two cards this week...

Card #1 is also being entered in the Just Add Ink Challenge this week: Use Something New.  I just got the No Peeking stamp set and I am loving that little penguin!  Also new to me is that cute Brushed Bronze Button!  I love them both...both from Stampin' Up!
I started this card with a Pool Party card base.  I then added a little chevron DSP from the Festival of Prints pack and the Newsprint at the top came from the Early Edition pack.  I stamped the sentiment "Jolly Christmas" on a Crumb Cake piece of cardstock.  The embellishments on the card are: Jean Ribbon and a Brushed Bronze Button, tied with Linen Thread. 
The penguin was created by stamping with black and orange (feet and nose) on Very Vanilla cardstock first.  I just cut him out and stamped a second peguin...just inking the hat and scraf.  I cut both of those out and pieced them together.  Dimensional added to the back of the hat and scarf was just the perfect touch to finish the card off. 

My second card for the Klompen Stampers challenge was started with a Crumb Cake card base.  All of the papers and embellishments are the same as on the card above: Festival of Prints DSP pack, Early Edition DSP pack, Jean ribbon and Brushed Bronze Button tied with Linen Thread.
I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set on this card.  I just love the color combination.  This would be a great birthday card for a male!
Thanks for stopping by to see my creations today!  Hope to see you back here again tomorrow!


Erica Rogers said...

I LOVE the penguin - perhaps need to 'order' some Christmas cards from you!

Erica Rogers said...

I LOVE the penguin - perhaps I need to 'order' some Christmas cards from you this year!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great cards, Kim! LOVE that sweet, little penguin, and you're so on trend with the chevron and houndstooth patterns!

Christine Blain said...

Kim, the little penguin Christmas card is too cute! The chevron paper is the perfect addition to the card; such fun, playful colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add ink this week!

KimB said...

Love how you combined the same elements to create two unique and lovely cards Kim. I can see you had fun with your new penguin - he is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

That penguin card is just adorable!!!
Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at JAI.

Jo said...

Oh my, that penguin card is SO cute. I love the chevron paper too! Thanks for joining in with us at JAI this week.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love both cards but your first one caught my eye!! So stinkin' cute!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #82 with a link back to your blog on 10-28-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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