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Penguin Place Happy Day

Did you know that August 7 is National Lighthouse Day?  I didn't.  National Lighthouse Day is the festivity we are celebrating and is  the inspiration behind the Inspo List.  The Inspo List has 10 items on it and to play along with the Festive Friday Challenge you need to use at least 3 of the items on the list for your project.  You can read all about the challenge HERE and how to play along.


I chose to use stars, blue, red, and metallic from the Inspo list for my card.


Are you wondering what does my card have to do with National Lighthouse Day?  Not much but that is one of the unique features of the Festive Friday Challenge, you do not have incorporate the festivity into your project but you can if you want to.  The main thing to remember is that you have to use 3 elements from the Inspo List.  

The penguin is from the Penguin Place bundle (stamp set and punch)which will be available on August 1 and is in the July-December mini catalog.  The balloon strings are also from the Penguin Place bundle.  The star "balloons"and clouds were cut using the Give it a Whirl dies.  The gold metallic happy was cut from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock (a returning favorite in the upcoming mini catalog) using the Christmas Cheer dies.  


The colorful striped layer is from the Pattern Party DSP, a Stampin' Reward choice.  The card base is Poppy Parade CS.   Inside you can see a strip of DSP and some extra clouds and stars.  

I hope you will participate and post a project in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you use from the Inspo list.

Check out what the Festive Friday design team created:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert    you are here

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

Thanks for stopping by!



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Beth McCullough

Sharon, I love this card!! It is darling! It's becoming a problem that I want to case every one of your cards!!

Ann Schach

Such an adorable card, Sharon! I LOVE those star balloons!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto

I love this festive and fun card... penguins always spark happiness. I love the shimmery gold "happy" die cut and those sweet star "balloons" that penguin is holding. Just an adorable make for our challenge. I love it.

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