Party Puffins Trio Birthday Card PP537

by Joanne James18. April 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Laurie to host this week and she has a fun clean and simple challenge for us to work with:


I finally received my first pre-order from the new annual catalogue on Friday so couldn't wait to have a play! I decided to take the current Fusion sketch layout and this week's colours over at Just Us Girls to test drive one of my new stamp sets - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Party Puffins - Today's card features a trio of Party Puffins from the new stamp set of the same name. This is such a cute new set; for my card today I stamped and fussy cut two puffins and a birthday cake for the front of my card and popped them up on dimensionals. The third puffin? He was hiding out on the inside of my card:


Black and White ... - This week's theme is 'clean and simple', so a focus on white space, limited layers and little/no embellishments. With this in mind the Fusion sketch was perfect for constraining my design to no more than half of my card front. I used a strip of black-on-white geometric patterned paper from the True Love DSP pack to ground my design and tie in with the black and white of my puffins:

... And A Trio of Colour - I grounded each of my stamped elements on a stitched square in one of the JUGS challenge colours and used the same trio of Blends combos to add colour to my cake and the legs, beaks and party hat of my puffins:


Are these cheeky little chappies not the cutest?! I just love them! Not to long to go until they go on general sale; the new 2021-22 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue will be live on 4th May. I will be packaging mine this week to send out to those customers who have purchased from me in the last 6 months; if you are reading this and you're not on my mailing list and don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a copy of the new catalogue, then do get in touch with your contact details and I will arrange to get one out to you too.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

The weather has been much brighter here in the UK the last couple of days so I am hoping to get out on my bike today with the rest of the James family. No other fixed plans; whatever you are doing, I hope you are enjoying some nice weather and fresh air too! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (15) -

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
4/18/2021 7:06:29 PM #

I just love penguins and this birthday duo sure are cute!!!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/18/2021 7:47:01 PM #

Such a cute card!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/18/2021 11:22:14 PM #

Joanne, what a FUN card!  I love the black and white pattern behind the squares.  Those penguins are so cute, too!  CAS perfection!  Have a super week, My Friend!  

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
4/19/2021 12:51:43 PM #

I didn't look twice at the puffins and now I think I need them!!  This is an adorable card and your subtle coloring really adds to the festiveness!  Have a great week!

NancyUnited States
4/19/2021 2:52:54 PM #

Love the mix of colors and DSP.  The black and white was an excellent choice.  Who can not smile when they see these adorable penguins. I petted a penguin once and they are really more slimy than I had realized.  FUN CAS creation Joanne Have a wonderful Monday!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/19/2021 5:21:11 PM #

Oh my goodness, these little Party Puffins are the cutest! You really brought them to life with the cheery colors and the pop of black and white pattern. Just adorable, Joanne!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/19/2021 9:57:02 PM #

Oh, Joanne! How adorable! I didn't think these puffins were for me...until I saw this super cute card! Great job!!! LOVE it!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
4/20/2021 12:23:01 AM #

This card is adorable!  I love how it turned out!  Super cute is right!

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
4/20/2021 2:18:53 PM #

What an adorable birthday card and such a great take on the Fusion sketch! Thanks for joining us in the challenge!

VickyUnited Kingdom
4/20/2021 7:01:41 PM #

I adore the cute puffins - it's their little feet that do it for me! Love the colours you've used too and the layout works perfectly for your party scene! Vicky x

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
4/22/2021 1:20:07 PM #

I love everything about this card, Joanne.  This stamp set is so adorable and you showcased these little guys perfectly.  True CAS!

vicki dutcher
vicki dutcherUnited States
4/22/2021 2:22:22 PM #

Super cute card -- those puffins made me smile. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Lisa Kind
Lisa KindUnited States
4/22/2021 6:09:50 PM #

Who doesn't love a party puffin?  This is so cute, and I love how you used our colors along with the black and white pattern paper!  Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/24/2021 7:09:52 PM #

This card just shouts good times. Those birds are fun! I’m not sure how I overlooked their existence in pre-order! I like the layout too as it looks very versatile.

Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
4/27/2021 11:31:40 PM #

OMG Joanne, this is so fun! I just really want you to send me this card LOL. Great use of the sketch, Thanks for joining us at The Fusion Card Challenge. Claire DT

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