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Christmas In July; Making A Penguin ‘Flip it’ Card

Happy Monday! It’s another Christmas In July release.
Who is loving our Penguin Digi Stamps so far?
This weeks release is ‘Snow Penguin’ a cute little penguin dashing through the snow in her scarf and bow. We created a ‘flip it’ card for our make this week and below shows you some simple steps on how to fold and die cut your card so you can make one too.
Let get started…

What you need to create this card;
A4 White Card Stock / Silver Mirror Card / Shaped Die / Background Paper (we’ve used one from ‘Christmas Penguins‘) / Snowflake Dies / Foam Pads / Glue / Adhesive Gems / Glitter / Double Sided Tape.

Step By Step Creating The ‘Flip It’; Folding & Die Cutting

Step 1: Take your A4 piece of card & mark the center fold line. Score the center with a bone folder or you could also use a scoring board (I have used The Big Score). Once score line has been made, fold the card stock in half to create an A5 cardr
Step 2: You will again need to find the center point this time on the right hand side of the previous fold. Score this line & fold the card back on itself – creating a backwards Z when stood up as you can see in the picture above.
Step 3: On the fold line you’ve just made, grab your chosen die (I’ve chosen an Xcut die) & make sure you have equal spacing top & bottom of the die. You will only be cutting the die up to the fold line so you will need to find the center of the die too, before using some low tack tape to stick it the piece of card. Once you have done this place the card with die on the edge of the die cutting plates, this will only cut the die up to the center fold line. Remove the die & your card should look like the above picture
Step 4: Fold the card back on it self down the score line and the die cut part the the other side – you should now have the base to start creating your flip it card.
ps. you can use an shaped die to create a flip it – you could even create multiple flip it’s on one card – using smaller dies

‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp is now available to download; CLICK HERE

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How To Create A Penguin Tunnel Card

We’ve been making another card with our cute Ice Skating Penguins. We will show you a step by step guide on how to create your own. There’s also a quick youtube colouring tutorial on how to shade our penguin digi.

For this card we have used just the lady penguin. This is a tunnel style card – instead of building the layers up on the card base – you build them on the inside – creating a tunnel.

Watch our how to shade the penguin digi in this youtube video;

Promarkers colours used to shade to penguin in the tutorial above

STEP BY STEP; Guide to assembling the card

Step 1: With your pre-scored 8×8 blank card – measure 1cm either side of the centre score line & then make your own score lines along your marked line.
Step 2: You will now have a valley fold
Step 3: Select the papers/card & nesting dies. We’ve used circle nesting die in 4 gradient sizes.
Step 4: Matt & layer your chosen card stock to the main card – take the second largest circle & place in the center of the card front & die cut out all layers.
Step 5: Cut the different layers of card stock using the nest circles. Make sure each circle is large enough to matt the small layer onto. Remember you building the layers in-wards, instead of out.
Step 6: Use foam pads to stick all inner layers together. I’ve added small ice skates (available from our Free Digi Sheet) around the outer frame along with die cut snowflakes.
Step 7: Shade in your digi stamp – see youtube tutorial for tips.
Step 8: Finish off with adhesive gems. You will have a lovely tunnel style Christmas card.

Here you can see all the build up of layers. I love the colour palette of teals and lilacs.
You can get the mini individual ice skates from the FREEBIES section on the site – see the competition page on how to access.

Twinkle Lane Designs products used to create this card;
Christmas Penguin Paper Pack; CLICK HERE
Ice Skating Penguin Digi Stamps; CLICK HERE

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Christmas In July; Ice Skating Penguins

Merry Christmas In July
It’s that time of year again & we have our first New Release for ‘Christmas In July’ – if your wanting to get a head start with your Christmas Crafting we have perfect penguin products to make fun and lovely cards for all you friends and family!

For our first release of the year we have some very cute ‘Ice Skating Penguins’. These penguins can be used together or individually to create men or women’s Christmas Cards. Very versatile – plus who doesn’t love penguins?!

To make this card you will need;
8×8 Blank Card / Silver Mirror Card / Winter Forest Digital Papers (TLD) / X-Cut Nesting Dies / X-Cut Snowflakes / Tree Die / Adhesive Gems / White Card / Snowflake Stamp / Foam Pads / Penguin Digi Stamps / Glitter / X-Cut Corner Punch / Tree Die / Heart Dies

We’ve created a card for a couple with our cute penguins. Using a mix of promarkers and pencils to shade in the penguins. I love the penguins look like they are skating towards each other, like they are about to hug!

We used different matt and layers – foam pads to give height to the card.

These are the Twinkle Lane products used to create the card;
NEW Ice Skating Penguins; CLICK HERE
Winter Forest Digital Paper; CLICK HERE