It’s Party Time!

Hello friends!  It’s been sort of a crazy few days with our weather!  Usually it’s pretty warm and sunny, but we’ve been having some severe rain and cooler temps.  Plus more rain coming, so I guess I’ll be in my craft room playing!  🙂

Today I have this happy party fellow from Whimsy Stamps to share with you:

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Isn’t he adorable?!  This image is called Penguin Birthday by Crissy Armstrong.  This was previously released as a rubber stamp, but this month it has been released in digital format so you can have either option available!

I have cut him out with the Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares die set and cut an additional piece in black cardstock for a layer behind him.  For the base of my card, I’ve used a green colored 5″ square top folding card base and attached a piece of striped paper across the lower section and sponged some white ink along the edges of the green card base panel.  I then used a piece of 1/2″ score tape across the top of the striped strip panel and then used some fun glitter over top of it and burnished into the tape.

I’ve also used this same glitter to go over the Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word die cut out from some double-sided sticker paper.  I white heat embossed the “birthday” over a strip of black cardstock that I’ve cut into a banner and placed it directly underneath the glittered word die.  This came from the Happy Everything Clear Stamp set.

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Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on this cutie.  You can also see the fun details of the glitter that I’ve used on the word die.  I love the sort of “confetti flex” contained in this glitter.  It’s something I got in a sample size from a card kit a couple of months ago and it’s great for birthdays! 🙂  Hard to see in the photo, but I’ve also used a clear glitter pen to go over the balloon and present.  I sponged around the image panel with some of the same green ink that I’ve used for the card base cardstock color.  I’ve used the following Copic markers to color him with:

  • Penguin – C8, C5, C3, C1, R00, R000, YR27, YR24, Y32
  • Balloon, party hat, present – YG01, YG11, YG13, V17, V15, V12
  • Shading, shadows, ground – C3, C1, E0000

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It’s always nice to have a good selection of birthday cards on hand when you need to hurry up and send one out and I think this one is great for any gender or age.


  1.  Little Red Wagon – Happy “BIRD”day!
  2. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  3. QKR Stampede – #348 Anything Goes
  4. Allsorts – Happy Birthday!!!
  5. Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes + toppings=Balloons!!

P.S.  I know that many of you have been asking for updates on the bird nest situation and so here’s another photo of what we were able to capture:


After the flowers were done blooming, we were able to get more of a clear shot and CAREFULLY get close enough to get the mother Robin sitting on her nest!  Like I had mentioned, she doesn’t like it when we go out there.  She chirps at us and waits for us to leave.


Here is one of her standing in the nest.  We think that she may have hatched those eggs as it looks like she might be feeding the babies!  So next time we’ll check back in and see if we can get a look at those babies in there! 🙂

Hope you’ve enjoyed my post today!  Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!!

21 thoughts on “It’s Party Time!

  1. That penguin is just as cute as can be! I love the papers you used and that glitter on happy is beautiful! Great card Vicki! Sorry I have been MIA in comments, but Spring is here and the yard work has been calling me! I will try to catch up! Hugs!


  2. Gorgeous colouring of that party penguin. Great card.
    Lovely photos of the robin!
    xxx Margreet


  3. Those whimsy stamps are always so cute and you have made a great card with the penguin! I hope your Robin’s nest is successful. Last year our yard birds didn’t have much luck with their nests.


  4. That glittery HAPPY makes me happy all over!! What an awesome card.

    When I was a child we used to see robins all over the school yard in the spring in Texas. Now I never see any. Love to see this one nesting near you!!


  5. Oh what a cute card Vicki!! I love that sweet penguin image and awesome sparkly sentiment, such a fun birthday card! Great pictures too!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. What a lovely fun card. Your layout is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x


  7. What a little cutie he is Vicki..beautifully coloured and I love the glittered ” HAPPY”..and your card design..hope the little babies will be is great following along with their progress.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. Great to have that adorable image as a stamp and a digi. Super card card Vicki x
    The weather didn’t materialise here so out in the garden and now have a sore back ! x.
    Thanks for sharing the nest photos and keep us posted x.


  9. I just love purple and green color combo. Such a gorgeous card, and the little black dots on the penguin for texture is really nice (I’ve noticed it before on your coloring). And your bird is just so awesome! She does seem to be sitting high, so maybe you’re right and you have babies. We have a gorgeous new bird this year, similar to this robin, but with a super bright yellow breast – I believe native to Kansas.


  10. How exciting to have a robin nest in the garden!!!
    That penguin is so adorable!!! Your birthday card surely will make the recipient happy!
    I love the glitter which looks like confettis! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


  11. A real fun Birthday creation, thanks for joining in with our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge. Well done on catching the nesting bird, we have so many nesting around our gardens but as yet not managed to grab any photos.

    B x


  12. You had me with penguin, love those cute little critters and why I think only to use them in the winter. Then up to the magic of the glitter on the Happy – surely made the card a favorite for me.


  13. Oh so cute – love the celebrating penguin and all the sparkle!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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