Whimsy Stamps May Release + Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

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Hello friends!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  I’m back again today with another pre-scheduled post as I’m away for a 3 day craft retreat with friends.  (I will share more about this later at the end of this week!)

Today starts a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday!  The theme for our challenge this week is an easy peasy “Anything Goes” theme!  Whimsy Stamps is also our sponsor this week and I have used one of the brand new May digital releases for my card here:

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This really SWEET penguin by Crissy Armstrong was previously released as a rubber stamp and now it’s available in digital format too!  I’ve used the Penguin Prezzie digital stamp on my card here along with some other Whimsy Stamps products!

The image panel was cut out with the Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares Dies Set and mounted over a piece of black cardstock.  I added some pearls in each corner.  For the tiny hearts and the “mom” sentiment at the bottom, I have used the Whimsy Stamps Mom’s Layered Flowers clear stamp set.  I stamped the tiny hearts around the penguin with some pink ink and the “mom” sentiment at the bottom over the pink gingham paper with black ink.  I also stamped the sentiment ‘for you’ with black ink on the image panel from the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set.

I found some soft pink gingam paper to use and mounted it over another piece of black cardstock and another piece of gold cardstock too.  After adding the ‘mom’ sentiment, I took three strips of gold cardstock to add for accent pieces and then added some lace in the center strip that I wrapped around the card front panel.  I attached these layers onto a white 5×5 top folding card base.  The penguin image panel was popped up in the center with some foam tape.

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Here’s a closer view of the coloring I’ve done on this image.  These penguins are so fun to color!  I have used the following Copic markers on my image here which you can find in the Whimsy Stamps store HERE:

  • penguin – C8, C5, C3, C1, blender, YR24, Y15, Y11
  • present – BG45, BG13, BG10
  • bow – R85, R83, R81, R00
  • ground shading – C1, E0000

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Although I think you could use this cute penguin image for a birthday or even Christmas, I thought since we are in the month of May, it would be a great card to send to mom!  All you need is to make it with a few feminine colors along with lace and pearls for accents!

(My mom is never going to know which card I send her, is she?  heh heh heh!)

Please be sure to stop by and check out all of the new May products from Whimsy Stamps and hop on over to the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and share with us what you’ve been making!  You might have a chance at winning a nice prize from our sponsor!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I appreciate your kind comments so much!  I’ll be back later this week with some photos of my craft time with friends! 🙂

Here’s the Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links used on my card today:



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21 thoughts on “Whimsy Stamps May Release + Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

  1. Hi, Vicki! Your Whimsy creatures are always colored so beautifully, and this one truly melts my heart with its sweetness. I love the shine and highlights you always achieve! Gorgeously done! hugs, de

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  2. Who could resist this sweet penguin and his beautiful package!! Sweet, sweet card, Vicki!


  3. Oh my, this little critter just made me smile out loud! How sweet! Love the image, and of course, you always manage to coloring personality and life into each image! Thank you!!!


  4. Yes I think the adorable little penguin could be used for all types of occasions. Your Mum is going to love your card Vicki….What a super cute image and love the little fella’s expression and your design and colouring x Hope you are having a wonderful time crafting and looking forward to seeing your makes on your return x.


  5. Love penguins – and this is no exception – he just jumps off the page – I think Mom will like this.


  6. He’s so cute and your coloring is just so soft and detailed. How fun to be on a craft retreat! Hope you are having a wonderful time.


  7. Awww this is so sweet Vicki!! Adorable image and beautiful coloring, the large pearls are a perfect addition to that notched square die!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. What an adorable card for Mom! Loving those notched corners and your amazing coloring as always! Sorry I’ve been slacking in visits – I’m trying to do better 🙂


  9. Aaah very cute Image
    and love always your adorable coloring
    that lace added extra softly on this card
    love your adorable card Vicki


  10. Crissy’s penguins are so sweet. You have colored this image up beautifully, who wouldn’t love a gift package that is so beautiful!! Sweet card, Vicki.



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