Stampin’ Up! It’s a Penguin Place for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a theme challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I recently picked up the super-cute Penguin Place stamp set – with the bundled Penguin Builder Punch (don’t you just love punches?? I sure do!) so I decided my crittter for this week’s challenge would be Penguins!  I also used the uber-cool Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. Take a look-see:

And – our challenge!

My layout was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!

And the cool color palette is from the TGIF Color Challenge!

I started with a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White that I embossed in the new Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Then I ran the panel back thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the die from the set in place to cut out the middle rectangle.

I edged the panel with my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using the “slope” stamp in the Penguin Place stamp set – I stamped a slightly larger (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″) piece of Basic White twice in Coastal Cabana.  I added a fee Coastal Cabana Penguin Place trees and some stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana snowflakes (making sure it all got “inside” the cutout frame in the embossed panel).

Then I popped the embossed panel over top of the stamped panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it to a Coastal Cabana mat with Liquid Glue.

I stamped two narrow strips of Basic White with a couple of Penguin Place sentiments in Coastal Cabana and edged them with the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered them to the card front – with Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the cute little penguin from Penguin Place in Tuxedo Black.  Then I punched him out with the bundled Penguin Builder Punch.

I stamped him with a Mango Melody beak and feet (sorry – had to stray from the color challenge a bit!).

I stamped a scarf and hat in Coastal Cabana on Basic White and fussy cut them – then adhered them to the penguin with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the little critter to the corner of the frame with a Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue.

I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere some tiny, silver Subtle Shimmer Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the “slope” in Coastal Cabana on a Basic White panel.  I added a third Penguin Place sentiment to an Acrylic Block – curving it to fit the curve of the stamped “slope” – and stamped it under the line.  Then I added Coastal Cabana trees and stamped-off-once snowflakes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Coastal Cabana mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Penguin Place images in Coastal Cabana…

…as did the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…I wasn’t sure whether I’d love this Penguin Place bundle, y’all.  It’s really not my usual style or “thing”.  But…I kinda do!  This little guy is so stinkin’ cute!  And you can also stamp a sliding-down-a-hill penguin and there’s all sorts of accessories and whatnot to stamp for your projects!  AND – this bundle works perfectly with the Penguin Playmates DSP (although I didn’t need it for this card – the Penguin Builder Punch cuts out little penguin-peeps from the DSP!!)…


…which you can get for FREE with a $50+ purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

I love that I was able to add some pretty texture to the front of the card with the awesome and wunnermus Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, don’t you?!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  

YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


We’re happy to announce that the following products are in stock and available for purchase.  Whoo-hoo!!

This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Check it out!


There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!


There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!  Drop me an email at if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends to use – if you can collect orders to reach the $300 retail point then you’ll get this cool sentiment-only stamp set for FREE!


Remember I mentioned that I could help you with that long list??  How about a 20-25% discount on EVERYTHING you purchase?  Joining the team is the way to score that discount and now is a super stupendous time to do that!

Cuz….we’ve got an AMAZEBALLS JOINING PROMOTION during Sale-A-Bration!  Whenever you purchase our Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise (that is ANYthing you want!).

BUT – when you purchase the kit during Sale-a-bration (3 Aug – 30 Sep 2021) you’ll ALSO get to ADD an additional FREE bundle  – that you pick from the twelve listed below (with a value up to $60.25!!)!   Hint: check them all out on pages 65 – 71 in the Mini Catalog!

Yowza!  A free bundle in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99?  Uhm…duh.  Yes please!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at I’d be happy to chat with you and I’d love to have you on my team!  You can also see additional information here or on my Stampin’ Up! site!

One quick note:  During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored.  So if any of those items are on your “must get” list, be sure to add them to your first order!

Updates to the Online Store for Sale-A-Bration!!

To help us redeem all our free goodies – including picking up that amazing Host Stamp Set – they’re making some upgrades to the Online Store that will go into effect on 3 Aug when SAB goes live.

Here’s some important reminders:

  • You’re going to pick your earned Sale-A-Bration items during the checkout process.
  • If you don’t want your free items (😳😳😳), you CAN chose to “check out without using my rewards” but YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND ADD THOSE FREE ITEMS LATER!!  Nobody wants that to happen so…make sure you add your free items BEFORE you check out!  <<INSERTING “FOOT STOMP” EMOJI HERE>>

I’ve created a PDF with all those steps – and you can even print it out so you’ll have it right handy when you start that first order!  Click this picture to open the document

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Coastal Cabana Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed front panel); 3/8″ x cut-to-fit (x 2 – sentiments strips); Penguin Builder Punch and fussy cut accessories

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! It’s a Penguin Place for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Love that embossing folder – mine is to arrive today!

  2. So, so sweet!! I love how you used these stamps! 😊

  3. I love the design and colors. Cute card!

  4. Susan K

    Super cute! I love your take on the challenges combined with the critters theme. Great, fun card!

  5. Karen Ksenzakovic

    This is just too cute Mary 🙂 Love that penguin and your colors are wonderful!! Awesome design too

  6. So sweet! Love the framing, such a cute little critter! 🙂

  7. jentimko

    Just as cute as can be! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Jen – and I appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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