Sunday, December 4, 2011

Non-Traditonal Zoo Review Christmas Card

This week at Create with Connie and Mary, they are having a sketch challenge.  I combined the sketch challenge with The Paper Players challenge to make a non-traditional Christmas card using non-holiday stamps or colors.  The other day I was thinking about the Zoo Review stamp set and how the penguin and polar bear stamps could be used on a Christmas card.  So, tonight when I sat down at my mother-in-law's house, I made a non-tradition Christmas card with a Stampin' UP! set that was not made just for Christmas.
Thinking of Penguins, I thought of Black, White and Orange (like the beak) so those are the colors I decided to use.  The base of the card is Whisper White, then a layer of Basic Black, and the Designer Series Paper is Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection Paper Stack.  I ran the strip of Basic Black cardstock through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
I used 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon for the ribbon and a Basic Pearl.  The sentiment came from the Christmas Lodge Stampin UP! Stamp Set.
The Penguin is from the Zoo Review Stampin' UP! stamp set and he is so cute! The penguin was stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock then carefully cut it out. 

When I first made the card, I used a Pumpkin Pie card base.  I didn't quite like it so I swapped it out for Whisper White and I liked it a lot more!  Which do you prefer?

Don't forget to check out the challenge websites to see the other great projects made for these challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

As always, all supplies are Stampin' UP!:
Christmas Lodge & Zoo Review Stamp Sets, Basic Gray & Pumpkin Pie Ink, Designer Series Paper Stack-Brights Collection, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White Cardstocks, Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls


  1. Cute card! I love penguins! The pearl on the bow is a great touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. What a fun card using non-traditional colors. The penguin is so cute in the little circle! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What a fun non-traditional holiday card! Love that little penquin! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Orange and black for Christmas...non-traditional colors for sure, but it works. Nice card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  5. Love that sweet penguin! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  6. Adorable! I love the penguin and those colors are just fun! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  7. I am loving it with the white card base! This is so adorable! Who would have thought of using pumpkin! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  8. How fun is this!? I looked at that set when I was trying to come up with an idea for my card but was stumped. You put this together beautifully, Krystal! Love the layers and that fabby double bow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  9. Crystal, I love the orange and black with that cute little penguin. It is so cheerful . Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!


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