Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am featuring a bunch of cards all made using my Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post. What on earth is “Parcels in the Post”? It is a package of supplies that I make each month to coordinate with the video series I am doing on YouTube.

The purpose is to make stamping more affordable and easy. Instead of having to buy full packs of cardstock and full packs of designer series paper, you get a collection of coordinating paper and cardstock as well as ribbon and embellishments. You also get inspiration for what to do with these supplies. Do you want to see what you get in the Parcel in the Post?


Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post


Here is a photo of what you get in your Parcel in the Post. If you would like to see the videos that I have already done in this series, click here.


Penguins Parcel in the Post


It’s hard to see in the photo, but you get 12 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper and ten sheets of coordinating cardstock, three yards of ribbon and about 40 iridescent rhinestones and six iridescent snowflakes.


Penguin Playmates Cards


I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed making cards with this cheerful, fun paper. Looking at those creatures as you create just brings a smile to your face. These cards were just what I needed after a busy holiday season and recovering from a nasty cold (not covid thankfully!)

These adorable cards are NOT my original creations but were cased from the very talented Cindy Brumbaugh whose blog post you can find here. Cindy’s cards are so gorgeous that I could probably just stop blogging and just case her work!!


Parcels in the Post Penguin cards


The small 4″ square card at the bottom was made when I made a mistake cutting the patterned paper for the card on the top left. The strips were supposed to be 1 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ but I had cut them too short at only 3″. Necessity is the mother of invention and I was really pleased with my extra card!


Penguin Playmates Book-Fold Card



Penguin Place was available in the holiday catalog and has been carried over and will once again be available in the annual catalog of June 2022. As you can see it is also available in Dutch. I had a lot of fun stamping the penguin in the inside of the card with all the accessories. The curvy “snow line” is especially fun to work with.



Book-Fold Card



Saleabration Freebies


Saleabration means free products! I know that there has been an unfortunate delay in the shipping of the spring mini catalogs and the saleabration flyers. If you have not yet had a chance to see them, check them out online or on the side of my home page on this blog.  This is the best time to update your stamp and paper collection and to stock up on adhesives. Are you from Europe? You can shop with me here!



Spinning Tower Card with Parcels in the Post supplies


This card is a Spinning Tower card and is much easier to make than it looks. The stamp set  beside the card? Did you know that you can get it for FREE with a $120 purchase while saleabration lasts. Saleabration is a special sale that goes until February 28, 2022. Want to know how to make the card? Here is my video from yesterday. You can tune in every Tuesday at 10am EST to see a video made with this month’s Penguin Playmates Parcel in the Post.



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Do you want to see another photo of the Spinning Tower card? If you want step by step directions on how to make this card, it is available in my Gingerbread and Peppermint tutorial.  It is chock full of great ideas AND it is on sale right now too! The focus of this tutorial is on the stunning Gingerbread & Peppermint suite and the Strong of Heart stamp set. You can easily substitute with other products, just like I did with this adorable Penguin Playmates card. Click on the links below in the supply list to shop with me online.


Spinning Tower Card with Penguin Playmates



Spinning Tower Card with Penguin Playmates Parcels in the Post




Thank you for joining me today. I appreciate your involvement in the stamping community that I have created. Your pins, your comments and your shares mean a LOT to me. We need each other and the world needs us. Together we can change the world, one card at a time. Have a super day!

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Penguin Playmates: Discover Your Inner Child!

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you! Today I am sharing with you Penguin Playmates. Discover your inner child when you play with this fun paper and make cheerful cards. Penguin Playmates is going to be the focus of my January Parcels in the Post. Today I made one of these cards for my Cheer Corner. Would you like to see it?


Penguin Playmates Cards


I actually took a picture of both cards. One features a sentiment from the Penguin Place bundle and the other one has a sentiment from Joyful Life. How fitting!


Winter Cards using Cut out Creatures from Penguin Playmates Paper


I have always loved winter. Perhaps it has to do with growing up on a farm. Winters on the farm were cozy. It was snug in the barn with all the animals and it was magical to play upstairs in the barn in the haymow and to build tunnels and forts there. The very best part is that our farm house was built on a hill that was great for tobogganing. When I see fantastical creatures in snow clothes, that makes my inner child very happy indeed. What about you? Do you have winter stories to tell?


The Inside of the Card


This was the first time that I had used this stamp set and I had forgotten that it has some Christmas elements to it. The adorable hedgehog is carrying a bowl of something yummy and the bowl has a sprig of holly in it. I’m not sure if the bowl is full of apples or donuts or cookies. What does it look like to you? There is also a saying that says Season’s Greetings. The happy pig in this stamp set appears to be holding a takeaway cup of hot chocolate or coffee, either that or a weirdly shaped microphone!


Joyful Life hedgehog inside snow friends card.


Video Tutorial


Do you love to see how a card is made, step by step? Then you are in luck! Just click on the link or image below and you can watch my Cheer Corner video. It would make me super happy is you would also click on the red subscribe button on the bottom corner of the video. When I get to 4100 subscribers I am doing a draw for Poinsettia Petals bundle. All you need to do is comment on one of my videos, subscribe and share a video on social media.



Parcels in the Post


Tomorrow at 10am EST I will be doing my second video for the Winter Parcels in the Post featuring the Peaceful Deer bundle. You can get your very own Parcel in the Post by clicking here. Porch pickup is $25 and mailed anywhere in Canada is $32. My next Parcel in the Post will feature this cute Penguin Place paper with coordinating cardstock, snowflakes, ribbon and perhaps some shimmer paper. I haven’t quite finalized the details yet. Stay tuned!!




Thanks for joining me today. I think I am just about over my jet lag so I will soon be sharing what is happening here in Holland. Yesterday many many Dutch people were celebrating as a Dutchman, Max Verstappen won the world Formula 1 Racing Cup. The best part for me? It was a Canadian who helped make that happen! Have a super day!


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