November 22, 2010


There's a cute little story behind the card I'm sharing with you today.  My teenage daughter has had a substitute English teacher for the first part of this year and her last day was this past Friday.  The students grew to love her and they didn't want to see her go.

Anyway, one day she was telling the kids a few jokes and one in particular they thought was really cute.  If I can remember correctly the joke went like this:  What is black and white, and black and white, and black and white?  Answer- a penguin rolling down a hill.  (next part of the joke)  What's black and white and laughing?  Answer- the penguin that pushed him.  So that's the story behind this card. 

On the teacher's last day my daughter wanted to give her teacher a card with a penguin on it and my daughter said she wanted it to be rolling down the hill.  This card was my daughter's idea; however as she was looking through the card gallery on splitcoast stampers and she spotted this card that she really liked and so we decided to make the penguins out of punches like blindstamper did.

We already knew that we were going to create a hill and emboss the background with snowflakes and the snow using a swirly folder.  Both of these folders are from my Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set.

First, I embossed the blue background and then I tore a piece of white card stock and then I ran that through my cuttlebug.  I adhered them both to my card and then I added the glitter along the edges. 

My next step was to create the penguins.  My daughter helped making these and we started punching the body, then the head and lastly the feet and wings.  We used glue dots to place everything together (I love using my glue dots and they always seem to stick so well when I making projects like this).

These are the punches that we used to create the penguins:

Large Oval Punch- body
Small Oval Punch- white part of body and wing
1" Circle Punch- head
1/4" Circle Punch- white part of the eyes, bubbles for the caption
Small Circle Hole Punch- black part of the eyes, bubbles for the caption
Spring Bouquet Flower Punch- feet and nose (I cut off some of the petals)
Scallop Oval Punch- message bubble

My daughter decided to write in the caption using my SU black marker.  She wanted that penguin to be laughing and so that's why she decided to just write ha...ha...ha...!

The teacher absolutely loved this card and she knew right away that it was handmade.  She even asked if we had a cuttlebug, so she must have been into stamping/card making herself.  She told my daughter that she didn't have the folders we used and that she loved them.  It's nice giving a card when you know that the person who received it loves it!  Plus her classmates were really impressed and they asked her if she made the card, they almost didn't believe her.

Stamps: None
Card Stock: White. Bashful Blue, Black, Only Orange
Ink: None
Supplies: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Winter Wonderland, SU Black Marker, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Hole Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch
Technique: Dry Embossing, Paper Tearing, Punch Art Pin It

4 comments:

Anne Marie said...

This is SO cute and such a great story! What a fun card that you and your daughter created together. :)

Rhonda Langley said...

This card is as cute as the story behind it! Wonderful!

Dee in N.H. said...

That is really cute and such a cool story!

Carrie said...

omgosh how funny! This card reminds me of the cartoon my son used to watch called pingu. Love it