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Sat 27

Stitched Circle Landscape, Happy Penguin and Wrapped Stitch Circle Frames by Jean Okimoto


There's a lot to love about the Happy Penguin, especially on a Valentine card!  The floating hearts of the Stitched Circle Landscape create a cool background with Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Spring print.  Thanks for the great papers Lawn Fawn!

Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a quick Valentine idea for you.  It's just 2-½ weeks away - let's get started!


Stitched Circle Heartscape can be used in so many ways - and it's great combined with the new Wrapped Stitch Circle Frames too.  I've used just the Heartscape's top inner portion with the Wrapped Stitch Circle Frame and inner circle.


Cut the 3.6" Circle Frame from bright pink cardstock.  Attach the frame to a top-folded 5.5" square card.  Attach the inner circle - slightly offset and overlapping the right edge of the frame.

Cut the heart background section of Stitched Circle Landscape from the Perfectly Plaid Spring paper.  Attach it to the pink circle

Cut  Happy Penguin twice - from watercolor paper and black cardstock.  Use a marker to color two black "eye dots" on a scrap of orange cardstock.  Attach it behind the penguin.  Layer the additional black penguin behind the white penguin to add dimension.  

Cut the head and flippers section from black cardstock.  Or - as I did, from a piece of shiny black duct tape attached to a scrap of cardstock.  That gives him a glossy look - like he just emerged from a quick winter swim.  

Stamp the greeting - from the So Many Things to Love Clear Stamp Set - with Lightning Black Brilliance.

Cut Dibble Hearts Border from pink glittered cardstock.  Attach small hearts to the penguin and the background.  Accent the greeting with the bigger heart.

Add orange gem stickers.


Thanks for stopping by this weekend.  Be sure to visit Impress if you're in the Seattle area today - it's their annual Valentine Open House and it begins at 10:00 AM.  Demos, make+takes, classes, samples and a day of creative inspiration!  Stop by for my Memory Box candy box make+take - and join us for another Love Is Sweet class at noon.









Hi Jean,

Adorable card! I noticed you used watercolor paper for the penguin. What was your reason behind that?

Soooo sweet! xxx

Thanks Shelley! Used Shizen Design's watercolor paper because it matches the crisp white Impress ultra-smooth cardstock used for the card. Some of the other WC papers have a ivory-ish color. It also adds some nice texture - like a fluffy penguin.

Thank you Christine. He's a versatile penguin - you could use him on a slider card too!

Very sweet card, Jean. Just LOVE that penguin die. So cute!!!

The adorable factor of your card is spectacular! I LOVE the colors and layout. The penguin is too precious. TFS.

Plaid and Penguins ROCK! I am so glad I bought this happy little die. The black duct tape is perfect on him and I really like the addition of the orange gems to the card. The heartscape die is a wonderful background for so many card designs. Thanks again for the inspiration, Jean!

Thanks Juanita - you'll be seeing a lot of Happy Penguin here on OTB. With bunny ears for spring, maybe?

Thanks Debbie - he's very popular and great for any occasion!

Thanks Jacky! Both Happy Penguin and Sweet Seal are great with Stitched Circle Heartscape and Rolling Wave Collage. So many dies, so many ways to use all of them! Thanks for taking last Saturday's extra class. See you at CAKES, CANDLES + BIRTHDAY WISHES on Feb. 10th.

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