Wednesday, May 4, 2022


 Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog.  I am joining you today to share a card I made as the May Guest Designer for The Paper Funday challenge. 

 As GDT, I was tasked to work with the optional twist of FAMILY, and here is my card:

This was my first ever Platform Pop-up card from Lawn Fawn, and I had so much fun making it!  These 2 little penguin brothers (twins?) from the Skating By Penguins set from Time for Tea Designs are having so much fun having a snowball fight.  They each have a nice-sized pile of snowballs from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together set, but I had to do a search through my dies to find a circle just the right size for a single snowball.  I found the right one in the Build a Snowman die set from Honey Bee was the pompom from the larger hat.  I die cut a bunch of them, and then traced the outline of the embossed inner circle with a Micron 03 pen to make it look like a stamped image.  They're a bit wonky, but that's OK.  I glued a few to the center hill (the penguin brothers were just warming up), and I added 2 of them to acetate picks using mini glue dots.  I love how that makes them look like they are up in mid-air!  In fact, I think that the penguin in the back *might* be getting hit by that lower snowball soon! ๐Ÿ˜‚  To build the platform pop-up, I used 2 papers from the 12x12 Northern Lights paper pad from Michael's.  I think they make the perfect scene, don't you?  To add my sentiment, I die cut the stitched rectangle that comes with the platform pop up set and stamped this greeting from the Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday stamp set in Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink.  Oh, I forgot to mention that I had colored the penguins with alcohol markers a while ago, and cut them with my Scan N Cut.  Here a couple pictures from other vantage points:


Sparkles Christmas #136:  Christmas Sentiments
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #88:  ATG w/optional twist of Winter Sports (snowball fights are a sport, right?)
Love to Craft #68:  ATG (2/8)
Mix it Up #59:  ATG w/optional twist of 3D project (2/8)
Crafty Animals #61:  ATG using animals
Critter Crazy #62:  ATG w/a featured animal
Crafty Friends #155:  Animals (1/5)
Peace on Earth #15:  ATG Christmas (1/3)

I thank you so much for your time today!  I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Many thanks to the ladies at The Paper Funday challenge for having me as their Guest Designer this month.  I truly appreciate it.  Now, head on over there to see what the DT has made this month, and to enter the challenge!  Until next time,

๐Ÿ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! ๐Ÿ’—

~ Marie


  1. Such an adorable set of penguin brothers and a lovely card design. Thanks for guest designing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and creating such a fun project!
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  2. What an adorable and wonderful pop up card, the penguins are so sweet.

  3. Such a darling card and you did great for your first time with a pop-up. I just bought this pop-up set, too and can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for being our Guest Designer and bringing such a fun card!

  4. Love this Marie. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  5. Such a cute way to feature a sentiment, Marie - it's like these happy fellows have a play stage front and center, lol. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  6. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  7. Super fun fun and cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  8. Thanks for entering your cute penguin pop up card in the 'animals' challenge at Crafty Friends... good luck and hope you will join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise [DT Leader] xx

  9. What a lovely Christmas card, thanks for playing along with us at THAIC.

  10. A very cool pop up card. Great.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  11. A really fun card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Critter Crazy Challenge Janet DT

  12. Beautiful, great design!
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at Merry Little Christmas 44-th Challenge. I hope you will play along again.



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