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Mon 08

New Release and Blog Blitz
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  On January 2nd, Memory Box had a new release of dies and two stamp sets in time for Valentine's Day and Spring.  Click the link above if you want to see the entire release.  This week we would like to share with you ideas for using the new items.  You will even have a chance to win prizes!

For my card today, I wanted to use the new Happy Penguin die because he makes me so happy.  The first step to make the card was to cut out the Stitched Circle Heartscape to create a fun background for Valentine's Day.  When you cut the die, this is what you get:

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When you cut out the die, you get an open section for the sky as well as a stitched circle and tiny little heart openings.  The first time I ran the die through the machine, I used white paper.  I wanted a blue sky, so I ran the die through my machine a second time with blue cardstock to get a piece I could place in the circle opening.  To make the hearts red, I simply put a piece of red paper behind the heart openings.

Next I cut out the penguins.  When you cut out the penguins, you get tiny little pieces to make eyes and a nose. I suppose you could paper-piece them onto the card, but honestly, I think they are too small for that.  Instead, I colored a piece of paper with black and orange Copic splotches.  I then glued the splotches behind the eyes and nose so that the color showed through the openings cut by the die.  I also added a bit of grey Copic marker at the base of the penguins so that the white of the penguin bodies wouldn't blend into the white snow.  Here is a picture:

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As a final touch, I added my sentiment as well as some Stickles under the penguins:

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Want to win your own Happy Penguin?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14th by 11:59pm EST.  Normally one winner is chosen at random from the comments left, but today is my birthday and I am implementing designer privilege and deciding that two people will win the penguin die.  Be sure to stop by each day through Friday.  Designers will be sharing new ideas and there will be a prize offered each day.  Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, January 15th in the afternoon.  Good luck and I hope you are inspired!

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Comments

So cute with the penguins and the heart background. I like the touch of sparkle too.

This is really cute! LOVE the penguins!

I like how you gave the penguin a friend, rather than just having him stand on his own.

Wow!!! Super cute!!!

Happy birthday! You had me a penguin. LOL Your card is fabulous, so sweet. Both of these new dies are great. The Blog Blitz posts are always so much fun.

Simple on design, big on sweetness!

What a darling Valentine! Both my grandsons LOVE penguins and would love to receive this cute guy on a card!

I always love new releases and all the inspiration that accompanies them. These penguins are so cute as is you fun card !

Fabulous card! The penguins are so cute!

What an adorable Valentine card! Your penguins are just precious!

Love your card, Laura. My hubby is a big fan of penguins so I would be tickled pink to win the die to make him a Valentines Day card. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Have a great week!

Gorgeous card and I adore the happy penguin! Thank you for the chance to win! xxx

Cute as can be! I am in love with that adorable penguin! Darling card!

Feliz 2018. Feliz Cumpleaños. Hay si que quedó divina la te me encanta la pareja de Pingüinos estás presentaciones cada día me encantan. Felicitaciones DT y Memory voz por darnos la oportunidad de ganar.

Corrijo es Memory Box.

Happy Birthday! Really cute card! The penguins are adorable. I miss your card classes...

Oh my goodness Laura, I love penguins and these are so stinking cute. The hearts in the blue sky look so cute and I really like that you glittered the snow under them. That is really adorable.
Happy Birthday, I hope you are having a wonderful day and Happy New Year to you as well.

Happy Birthday!!! Your card is totally adorable!! Love those sweet penguins and the sky full of hearts. Thank you for letting us celebrate along with you with this extra giveaway!
<3 J

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Happy Birthday Laura! Hope celebrate all day long. Cute card using the new dies---so stinkin' adorable!

Omg! How cute. I love penguins!

Really cute penguin card...and happy birthday!

OMGoodness! So super cute! I love that penguin! Hope you enjoyed your big day!

Oh my ! How adorable are these little penguins ! Thanks so much for your generosity ! And have a wonderful birthday ! Love from France, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Love the super cute penguin die as well as the circle heartscape die.

Fabulous card, what a cute little scene! xx

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