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It’s CYCI’s 3rd birthday! To celebrate, this week’s color challenge is Black & White.


CYCI 103 elegant   CYCI 103 fun

It can be either elegant or fun. I chose to do a little of both. I mean, this little penguin is definitely fun, and what’s more elegant than a tuxedo? And he/she is perfect for giving a small birthday gift or treat.

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I’ve never made the little animal boxes that have been so popular. But the Playful Pals stamp set and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies (available individually, or together in a bundle to save 15%!) make it so easy, and they’re so darn cute, who can resist?

Playful Pals stamp set Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies

To make the box, I cut out two pieces of Basic Black card stock with the pyramid box die and glued them together on the bottom panels – the same way you make a Curvy Keepsake Box. I then glued the flaps on one side to the two adjacent sides, so the box would keep its shape. I tucked in the flaps on the other side, so it could be opened easily.

For the feet, I cut two of the “frog feet” from Pumpkin Pie card stock and glued them to the box’s bottom, so just the webbed toes extended past the box’s edge.

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I stamped the eyes in black Memento ink onto Whisper White CS and cut them with the coordinating die. I cut the triangular chest piece from Whisper White CS and the two long flippers from Basic Black CS. I cut the beak from Pumpkin Pie CS with the little diamond shaped die. Then I glued everything in place on the box.

This adorable penguin opens in the back to tuck in tiny treats.

Here’s what I used, or mentioned. Click on the images below to get your very own!

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