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Sun 18

Merry and Bright


Arctic Penguin and his warm felt scarf would make anyone smile on the coldest winter day.  He and the Anna Snowflake even have special matching dies - no more hand-cutting...another reason to smile!  View the Poppystamps Holiday Collection here.

If your handmade cards are already headed to their lucky recipients, it would be easy to convert this design into a cute little tag.  Add a bright red ribbon and attach it to a gift or jar of holiday treats.

The felt scarf was stamped with Black ColorBox Crafter's Pigment Ink - it's specially-formulated for surfaces like wood, fabric and clay, which are very absorbent and/or textured.  I accidentally learned that it's great for stamping and embossing on watercolor paper - which is both textured and absorbent.  

Here are the directions for this project:

Poppystamps Products

  • Arctic Penguin 283C
  • Arctic Penguin Die 814
  • Anna Snowflake 280D
  • Anna Snowflake Die 811
  • Merry and Bright 284C

Memory Box Products

  • Thistle Gingham Cardstock
  • Thistle Dots Cardstock
  • Thistle Cardstock
  • Mars A2 Notecard
  • Mars A2 Envelope

Other Supplies

  • BlackColorBox Crafter's Pigment Inkpad    
  • Silver ColorBox Classi Pigment Inkpad
  • Cranberry ColorBox Classic Pigment Inkpad
  • Clearsnap Top Boss Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder
  • Clearsnap Top Boss Sterling Silver Embossing Powder
  • Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat-Tool
  • Acrylic Stamping Blocks
  • Cold-pressed Watercolor Paper
  • Red Felt
  • Scor-Tape
  • Prismacolor Orange Pencil
  • Diecut Machine and Plates 


  • Stamp Arctic Penguin on the smoother side of watercolor paper with Black Crafter's Ink and emboss it with detail clear powder
  • Diecut the penguin from scrap paper, place the negative "frame" over the stamped image, and mark the two registration dots
  • Align the registration dots on the die with the marked dots and diecut the penguin
  • Stamp him again (for the scarf) on red felt
  • Briefly heat-set the ink
  • Attach Scor-Tape to the uncut scarf section, then cut the scarf out and attach it to the penguin
  • Color his feet and beak with the orange pencil
  • Stamp Merry and Bright on Thistle Cardstock with Cranberry and emboss it with Opalescent Clear powder
  • Trim the cardstock to 2-3/8" x 2-1/2"
  • Stamp Arctic Snowflake on the smoother side of watercolor paper with Silver and emboss it with Sterling Silver powder
  • Follow the same marking/diecutting procedure to diecut the snowflake
  • Diecut another snowflake from watercolor paper and layer the snowflakes for dimension
  • Cut a 2" x 4" strip of Thistle Dots
  • Cut a 1-1/4" x 4-3/4" strip of Thistle Gingham
  • Attach the pieces to a Mars Shimmer A2 Notecard
  • Coordinate the card with a matching Mars Shimmer A2 Envelope

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you're enjoying the holiday Poppystamps and dies!





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Love the dots with the gingham next to Mr. Penguin!!

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