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Heart of Christmas - Penguin Playmates

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. I hope you have been enjoying the fabulous projects that the team has created over the last 6 weeks.

I've had some fun with the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper, that is FREE with a qualifying $90AUD order during Sale-a-bration. We are already half way through the first month of Sale-a-bration, so don't leave it too long to secure your favourite items.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This is a great card fold to use up your patterned paper, as it requires a 6" x 12" piece. It works best if your designs are not directional (which mine is) and both designs are of a smaller scale with a nice contrast. The Double Z Fold is easy to create, but still has that bit of 'wow'. I've used one of the smaller scale animal prints with the Fresh Freesia background and the Soft Sea Foam trees on the reverse. 

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
When you remove the belly band, the sides fold out and you see the reverse side of the patterned paper.  The triangles that are cut from the top corners are placed at the bottom for contrast. However, because my design is directional I would have ended up with upside down penguins and polar bears, so I used some of the Fresh Freesia starry design from another sheet which is the same as the background. I added a narrow strip of the striped design along the edge for some pop.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the belly band, I have used 2 of the nesting dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies. The large one is adhered flat to the belly band so I could add the striped design across it. The greeting is from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, stamped with Misty Moonlight ink and popped up. The cute penguin was fussy cut from a sheet of the Penguin Playmates DSP and popped up on the side of the label. I finished with a trio of 2021-23 In Color Jewels.

For the writing panel, I have a Basic White stitched rectangle, that I double cut to get the length I wanted. I added the fussy cut penguin and polar bear at the bottom and the sweet little bird sits in the open triangle at the top. This is a fun card to make and you can embellish as much or as little as you like, as the patterned paper does the heavy lifting.

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates DSP - 2021 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a fabulous paper pack and if you're not into the cute critters, you only need to turn to the reverse sides for versatile, coordinating small prints and stripes that would work for almost any occasion.


Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Penguin Playmates DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue


Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Kate has created for you this week.

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up, please click on the link for our host of the  Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today!


Caroline Manwaring

Such a fun and cute card Judy. I love the playful penguins and polar bear, and that very sweet little bird.

Michele Taylor

Such a bright happy card Judy. You really are an expert fussy cutter and I love all the layers on your belly band.

Tina Gillespie

AWWW! Super-adorable! Your fussy cut critters are the perfect embellishment for your card. What a fun fancy fold.

Ros Davidson

Great way to showcase both sides of the DSP, and I think you picked the perfect sentiment/penguin image for the belly band.

Theresa Gerrard

What a lovely Z fold card Judy and as you said a great way to use and feature lovely DSPs. It's very cute.

Kate Morgan

Yes, what a great wsy to showcase those gorgeous free patterned papers! Love those little penguins & friends having fun in the snow!

Sharon Davern

Such a fun card Judy and great use of DSP. Those penguins are so cute! Love the double 2 fold and how you have put the card together.

Kristine Lopez

Absolutely cute cards! Waiting for my Penguin Palace DSP right now!
thanks for sharing!

Catherine Proctor

This is such a great card design to showcase that DSP, Judy. I really like how your belly band draws the eye to the centre on your beautiful card.


This fold is a great way to showcase the sweet designs in this paper pack, Judy. As always, your attention to detail is impeccable. I love the thin strip of striped paper, between the two different patterned panels. The tiny bird is possibly my favourite feature of this adorable card!

Claire Daly

Such a fun Christmas card Judy. Looks fabulous in the Penguin Playmate paper.

Rosa Leyden

Ooooh love this fold Judy….definitely gives a ‘wow’ factor and added bonus in using up papers. The belly band is cute too. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Woollard

Lovely card Judy, I love your use of the fussy cut creatures, they are so sweet!

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