Welcome friends, It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative side with you on the 2nd Friday of each month. Be sure to visit all the presenters in this month's hop - links can be found at the bottom of this post.
My studio has been ablaze with Christmas Card making the past couple weeks, and my desk and work table are covered in stamps sets, designer paper and embellishments from both present and past. Every year I try my hardest to use up all the product I buy for demonstrating by making holiday cards and treat holders, but it seems there is always a pile left over, so I carefully put it away in a box marked "Christmas" and I love bringing it out again each year to see what I can use with all the new stuff. Eventually I do use things up, but it's fun to revisit things again.
I'll bet a lot of you have at least some of a package of the Penguin Playmates Designer Paper left, if not the whole package. This was such a fantastic SAB item - I can't imagine people passing it up. I knew right away I would be making cards and treat boxes with it, and probably for a couple years. So far from one package, I have about 40 cards, and 20 treat boxes, and as I show you in the video - I still have about 100 of the characters left. Oh what fun! I hope you enjoy my card design this month. Be sure to check out the other gentlemen's projects as well - links are at the bottom. Measurements & Important Bits
- Card Base: Fresh Freesia 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
- Basic White cardstock 4" x 5-1/4" for inside matte
- Soft Seafoam cardstock 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" embossed
- Characters fussy cut from Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper
- DSP for envelope flap 2-1/4" x 6"
- INK: Misty Moonlight
- Embellishments: Wonderful Snowflakes, Snowflake Sequins, Ice Stampin' Glitter
Please visit all the other truly talented crafters
in this Blog-hop. Click a name below:
Barry Selwood & Jay Soriano