Making Every Day Bright


I have to admit; when I saw the Making Every Day Bright stamp set in the Holiday catalogue, I thought it was cute, but not ‘must have’. Then, my team member Lynn lent it to me, to see what I could make with it. I happened to see a cute idea on one of the many demonstrator-only pages (Facebook or Stampin’ Up!, I don’t remember which). I thought it was cute, so I decided to expand on it! Here it is – making every day bright penguin style!


I love penguins! Anything penguin; the real animals, stuffed toys, mugs, etc. I just think they’re adorable, and amazing. So of course, that’s the image I used from the Making Every Day Bright set.  There’s a total of 27 photopolymer stamps in this set; the main ones are shaped like Christmas bulbs, and then there are add-ons. This set is made to coordinate with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set, and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. You can purchase those 2 together as a Bundle, to save 10%.

I was having such fun creating this scene, I was giggling away while creating! Good thing no one else was home at the time; though they’re used to me talking to myself while I stamp.

Making Every Day Bright

I’m still smiling when I see this! Aren’t those penguins in touques just too cute?!


First, create a card base of Balmy Blue cardstock.  Add a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock on top. To create the 3 levels of snow, use extra strips of Whisper White cardstock, the Big Shot and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. If you own the Farmhouse Framelits or In The Woods Framelits sets, both of these have a curved line piece that you can use to create the hills. I don’t have either of those, so the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits worked just fine!

Add ink to the top of each ‘hill’ with a Sponge Dauber and the Balmy Blue ink pad.  Use the Big Shot with the Santa’s Signpost Framelits to die cut 1 large and 4 medium snowflakes from Pool Party cardstock. Sponge each of the snowflakes with the Dauber and Balmy Blue ink.  Next, on scraps of white cardstock, stamp 5 of the penguins in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Colour the hats of each of the penguins with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Real Red, Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Tranquil Tide and Pineapple Punch.

Making Every Day Bright

Stamp the signpost and the stack of presents, from the Signs of Santa stamp set, onto white cardstock in the Memento ink. Use the same Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the post and presents, and use a Crumb Cake marker to colour the sign. Die cut each one, again with the Santa’s Signpost Framelits.  You can purchase the Bundle of Signs of Santa stamp set and Santa’s Signpost Framelits, and save yourself 10%! Plus, the Framelits also die cut many of the images on the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP (so do yourself a favour – get the Bundle!)

Lastly, stamp the sentiment from the Signs of Santa stamp set onto another scrap of white cardstock, with Memento ink. I used the Everyday Label Punch for the sentiment; it was too large, so I simply punched one end at a time, sliding the cardstock through the middle of the punch, to punch each end.


Now that all of your pieces are ready, you can put together your card front. Layer each of the snow banks with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Make sure to leave room near the top, so you can fit in your penguins & sign. Next, tuck in the penguins, attaching them with Dimensionals, then add in the signpost and presents. I like the penguin looking like he’s peeking out from behind the signpost! Now you can attach your sentiment, with Dimensionals, and finally, the snowflakes. How fun is this?!  It may be too many steps for a mass-produce card, but for a special someone, I think they’d love it.

Making Every Day Bright


You know my mantra – always add a panel of white cardstock to the inside of your card, and add some stamping!

Making Every Day Bright

I finished off the outside sentiment with the ‘and more’ from the Signs of Santa stamp set. The other is from the Dashing Deer stamp set. I just had to add a little ‘peek-a-boo’ penguin in the bottom corner – again, to pull together the inside with the outside.


The Holiday catalogue is now online, and you can order all of the products in it! To order any of the ones I used on this card, just click on the product images below. Or you can click on my signature. You’ll be taken to my online store, which is open 24/7 for your convenience.

Thanks for spending some time with me today! I’d love to hear what you think of my cute little penguin card – please leave a comment, if you have time!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “Making Every Day Bright Penguin Style!

    1. I’m glad you think this is cute too, Susan! This set really wasn’t on my radar – but now I’m having 2nd thoughts 🙂

  1. Your card is absolutely adorable Deborah, goodness! I love how well both those sets are working together! Super, super cute!

    How are you?? Nice to “see you here” again! 🙂 Hugs, Donna

    1. Hi Donna! How nice to ‘see’ you here! 🙂 Thanks for visiting, and leaving such a kind comment. I’m glad you enjoyed my little penguin card.

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