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