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November 25, 2014

PTI November 2014 Hop; Stamp Repurposing Part B

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Today it's snowin' all up in my corner of Blogland!  I'll get right to it before it melts!

I present my card:
Do you like my polka dotty penguin all winked with black Stella, which you can only see IRL? He came from a NBUS Hero Arts set (see below). My papers are PTI white and black. The sediment is heat embossed in black. It is from PTI's "Think Big Favorites #9 Mini." Here is how the sediment set looks when it comes from the company:
Think Big Favorites #9 Mini Stamp Set
You've seen me repurpose a sediment stamp before by cutting the words apart and rearranging them to fit my design, which I needed to do with "celebrate the season" on this card. I love the font used in these stamps and enjoy using them, so I made it work. Don't be afraid.

A lot of you are here to hop the Papertrey Ink November 2014 Blog Hop monthly challenge, where the theme this month is "SNOW." If you need to just leave a comment and hop along, I understand. Thank you for your visit!
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For those of you who have another few minutes, this is Part B of my stamp repurposing. Like Sunday's card, the idea for this card also came about because of the Craft Stamper's challenge this month to use non-holiday stamps for a holiday card.

One of the very talented Design Team members is my friend Chrissie and Chrissie made this breathtaking card:
Chrissie's card
Isn't it extraordinary? Just in overall design, it's magnificent, but what makes it even more extraordinary is that Chrissie's beautifully stylized bird is made from a leaf! Wait. What? Yes, no, you heard me right!

So I had the nerve to DJKASE Chrissie! My creation is not as innovative as Chrissie's in that I only transformed one bird into another bird, but the inspiration started with her. Here is how the bird looked before I turned him into a penguin:
Hero Arts CL337
Once again I performed a bit of surgery, but this time it was to my paper and not my stamp. I simply fussy-cut the doodled bird, removed his tail and headdress and then added a penguin beak and penguin feet. Not a drastic change, but still a lesson in how you can "find" stamps you didn't even know you had in your stash. Like a penguin. A little imagination and shazambam!

Thank you, Chrissie, for the inspiration!

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There smores. As it happens, Mr. Doodled Bird had me and the hamster giggling all over ourselves, so I made another snowy Christmas card using the stamp just as the artist created it. For this card, he became a Christmas Doodled Bird:
Hammy was beside himself over the sparkly red tail feathers. He thinks it's a riot that it looks like the silly bird is standing on top of a roaring campfire! But bird doesn't care, he has a big present to open! His present is made with PTI's "Make a Wish" die. Those snowflakes are white metal brads from SU onto which I glued minischool stars.

The snow on my cards today was created with a NBUS jar of "Aleene's snow." It was fun!
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103 comments:

Rosemary said...

really fun card, darnell! love your cute little penguin! thanks so much for the lovely comment!

Julie B said...

What a fun card Darnell, how do you manage to get them to line up afterwards? I have a set that allows you to add 's but:) it always falls away or is skew wiff!

the primitive country bug said...

Love your adorable card, Darnell! How clever to turn the bird into a penguin. Super cute!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun cards Darnell and if they were in reverse order on your blog post, I would have thought that the bird sat on the fire and burned himself so had to jump on some ice to reduce the pain and cool off!!!

Hugs
Carol x

Tonya Jastad said...

Super fun cards Darnell! Great job repurposing those stamps!

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE both your cards Darnell! That bird just cracks me up!! :0) And I must say you did a wonderful job on the surgeries...smart thinking! :0)

SARN said...

Hi Darnell . . . well, what can I say? Hammy did you proud! Two fabulously fun cards here with bling too!

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute cute cute!

Happy Dance said...

Dang girl! Now you've got me looking/thinking about my stamps in new ways! These are seriously fun cards! Love the polka dotty penguins! He looks a bit less formal, and a lot more fun. You are just brilliant. Back to drudgery for me...yuk, but little ones come tomorrow!!! YAY!! Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...I am not surprised at what you are doing with these stamps and repurposing them, with that cute little hamster in your head, its no wonder that you don't do more of this. I love your sweet card. Enjoy your day!

jimlynn said...

FUN and cute, cute card! Love the snow bird/penguin! That "snow" looks like fun too.
Lynn

Stamps and Paper said...

Darnell just love your fun card and that little penquin is so adorable..

Anne

sandie said...

Fabulous stamp surgery! Love to do this myself and so cool you did this with the bird. That snow looks like a fun product to use...but no I can't buy anymore! Thanks for joining Ink with this cute card x

Laurie Unger said...

You are so clever! Love how you made the bird into a penguin! Happy Thanksgiving!

Craftychris said...

Both your Christmas cards are so cute and gorgeous! I love your repurposed penguin and the Christmas Doodled bird. xxxxx

Veerle said...

Lovely cards Darnell and you amaze me how you alter your stamps. So clever. Hugs from Veerle xx

Milka Gubo said...

Oh how cool these cards are, Darnell :-D

Diana K said...

So clever and just too cute! Love these cards.

Liz said...

Love these cards - so cute!

Sue said...

I love the image.

Hope you are having a good week.

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Darnell...just me back again. Not sure how I missed this, but thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this Darnell! So clever altering the stamp that way. I'd never have known it wasn't a penguin stamp had you not said. Love the inspiration your friends card gave you and the original stamp with it's fiery feathers. I can see why Hammy thought it was funny, but I think it looks brill! Two really gorgeous Christmas makes! Hugs, Wends x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous CASE, love it! Thank you for sharing with Simply Create Too.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Redanne said...

Such a clever CASE Darnell, I love the altered bird and also the original, both cards are stunning - I do like the pops of red on the second card. Hugs, Annie xxx

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, I'm admiring your sense for transforming stamps. :-) And I'm happy that no surgery was done and you can use the stamps again. :-)
Your bird cards are super cute.
Hugs, Sonja

Jacquie Southas said...

I love your cleverly created penguin! The Aleene's snow adds great texture - might have to get myself some :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this idea Darnell . . . I'll have to check my stamps out and see if I can think 'outside the box' . . . your word play always makes me giggle! Great cards as usual! Hazel x

Laura Norris said...

Wonderful job of making a new stamp out of an old one! love your penguin!

Sarah said...

I really love these Darnell and big up the DJKase!! xx

Jacee said...

Brilliant Darnell, lovely work
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

conil said...

Can I just say, love that you gave us the bird, both of them. Seriously, both are very clever...think the hamster is aching for roasted bird for lunch????

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what wonderful creations.
I do love penguins, and these are so unusual.
Fab use of all the stamps, and what a very clever idea to make the sentiments stamps look different.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Julia Aston said...

Two fun cards with your penquin bird Darnell!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cute making the bird a penguin. Cool card design.

Geri said...

Wowzers...talk about a post that is jam packed with creativity! It's gotta be so exciting coming up amazing/resourceful ideas like this! No wonder Hammie was going a tad bit squirrelly!

Black/white & polka dots rule! Black/white/red rocks!

Yep - winners circle for sure!

Marisa said...

This bird image is just too cute and he looks fabulous as a penguin :)

Kim M said...

This is just too cute! Love the way you changed the bird stamp! Love it! Great to see you over at Ink! :-)

Pia S said...

You've showed us two fab cards today, Darnell, and I love the inspiration on how to use stamps in different ways. Your bird also works brilliantly as a penguin!!!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell! I love the cute penguin

Helen F. said...

Love your adorable penguin. You are so creative, Darnell! White/Black/Red~one of my fave combos :-)
Wishing you and you family a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Sue - said...

Oh such clever cards Darnell!

Kelly S. said...

Oh for the love of PENGUINS, these cards are so adorable, Darnell! I just love the first black and white one...with him standing on that little icy patch :) The one with the buttons and the stripedy package is sure to bring BIG smiles!

Karen C. said...

Both of your cards are great. Love the bird with the pop of red. Fun and colourful.

Jean said...

Two super cards Darnell, I love the way you altered the stamp to look like penguin. I do it quite often with sentiment stamps, but i must try looking at my other stamps in a different way. I must say I like the idea of polka dot birds.!
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Stunning and clever cards, love then to bits and a fab take on Chrissie's wonderful card.

Kath x

Manuela said...

OMG super cute cards!! your penguin version is fantastic :-))

Gerrina said...

What a joy to see your result of the playing with this stampset! Your imagination works in all three cards, but I think in the first the best! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Such fantastic cards Darnell. I love the way you have altered the stamp to transform him into a cute penguin and your Christmas Doodled bird is equally wonderful. Thanks to you and Hammy for the inspiration.
hugs Sue xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The extraordinary creativity and please, we have a two lovely card. They are beautiful.
hugs,
Bozena

Lyn said...

Now that bird makes the most awesome Penguin, I am loving that set <3 There are way too many gorgeous stamps out there...........How do we resist :)

Sharon Underwood said...

Cute cards! Love the variety with the same stamp.

LesleyG said...

You do make us laugh! I love how you made your dotty penguin! Inspired and inspiring! xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Just gorgeous love your snowy penguins so cute they really are great designs. I love your friends card as well so stylish. Love and hugs Carole x

KayM said...

Well I can not imagine anyone stopping mid post on your blog to leave a comment?? No way! Once I get started, I must read the whole thing! haha! And I'm glad I did! I loved reading about how you transformed the little bird into a penguin!! It worked perfectly, as he's/she's an adorable penguin and a really cute bird too! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! ((Hugs))

Charlene said...

So fun!! You always entertain me and transformed the penguin!!I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Adorable!

Nancy Guse said...

Love your card your penguin is adorable!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful and adorable! I just LOVE penguins!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Loved reading how you made your penguin! I love both cards!

Patti said...

Awww too cute!! I really love your faux snow! Looks like the real deal and girl I ought to know! giggles : )

Patti

Lisa said...

How FUN are your penguins!! Another pair of SUPER DUPER cute cards Darnell!!

Bonnie said...

Such fun birds, Darnell! I often cut stamps apart. Sometimes I wish I hadn't but mostly I like getting the extra mileage! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! All mine are coming here. Fun!

Mrs. O said...

Love the polka-dotted penguin! How did you make his feet or did I miss that part in your description? Super cute birds! I shall have to search for this stamp set!!

Cheryl said...

Such cute cards :) I love how you altered the stamp so that it will work for your card, it looks really nice. Great job!!!

Carol Cel said...

both cards are so adorably cute! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Monroe said...

Hi Darnell,

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a sweet comment. I love your blog and these darling snowy creations. Beautiful.

I also couldn't help but click on your playhouse. What a fun room! How blessed to have not just a space to craft, but a gorgeous, dedicated room (with air-conditioning!!!) I have a beautiful desk on the top floor of my city condo. It's spacious and light and I love it. I'm sure you have a spring to your step when you head outside and into your crafting haven!

Have a great thanksgiving and I'll be back to visit your blog again!

Susanne Vargas said...

How fun that you made two snowy cards with this bird/penguin stamp! Very creative! Both are totally adorable!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOV THESE!! You ALWAYS seem to make me SMILE!! =) I LOVE the way you used the Stamps and that you shared Chrissies Card with us too!! =)THNKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Thanksgiving Week!! =)

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute penguin card. Very creative way you used the bird stamp.

frommycraftroom said...

Very creative to use the doodle bird as a penguin. Great cards.

ike said...

Hahahaha - BRILLIANT ... I luv that bird stamp set and your card made me chuckle. He's gorgeous :-D xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell
love all
hugs Tamara

Marion said...

You are clever Darnell. I love your penguin...he is so darn cute - as is your other bird!

Linda said...

What a fabulous bird .......I love him! And I love your penguin card too Darnell, so cute! Hugs Linda xx

Carole Z said...

Love love love the bird and the penguin! Fab cards, hugs Carole Z X

Rema said...

I love penguins. Your card is awesome!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous cards!! You know I'm loving penguins right now! And I agree with you ... Chrissie's card is amazing ... who knew that was a leaf?

Carole said...

Such a silly sweet bird and the card is adorable too! Happy Thanksgiving

~amy~ said...

Such a fun Penguin card...love him.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Darnell, what GREAT cards!!! Love your super cool penguin and his brother with the thin legs and small feet and burning tail feathers!!! You are so clever and very creative, Darnell!!!!

Heidi Baks said...

Awww, what a cute use of this stamp set to create a penguin! Thanks for sharing on the Friday Mashup.

Nonni said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, your penquin is so cute!! What a creative use of stamps and great card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Darnell...you are a riot! Winked with black Stella? I LOVE it :) I also love how you did surgery on your stamp and paper piecing to get it just right! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us today, and of course for always making me smile!!! Hugs, Barb

Nora N. said...

These are totally cute!! I LOVE the way you CAS the penguin card. The snow at the bottom in a perfect touch!! So thinking out side of the box to make it into a penguin!!

Sandy said...

All the cards are wonderful but I must admit z I got lost in all of your comments!!
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

I would love to take a look at Mt. NBUS, Darnell. You have some of the most interesting things there. I love the idea of repurposing, although I don't often "see" it, but your penquin is so perfect. I love the background you gave him, too.

Cornelia W said...

Love your funky penguin! and as always - your blog post is hilarious!

Joyce said...

Your penguin is fantastic--see what a bit of plastic surgery can do to our feathered friends! So sorry to be late to the blog hop, but I've had a house full of family. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Greta said...

2 super cards, Darnell!

scrappymo! said...

These are both adorably cute, cute, cute!

Hope to see you at my blog, for the January Rudolph Day Challenge.

Anita in France said...

Oooh, such a stylish bird, Darnell ... how wonderful! He looks as good in his day clothes as he does in his going-out-on-the-town penguin suit! Very 007 ... so that's a vodka martini, then, shaken not stirred! Hugs, Anita :)

nwilliams6 said...

Some awesome repurposing! Wow! I am so impressed. Love what you did - both cards are wonderful and so creative. Hugz

MaryH said...

More adorableness...Love this stamp set & TFS how you did some surgery to get more uses. I especially liked the design detail with #1 shadow under this cute fella. Each card was a treasure and a terrific use of this nice little bird. Great cards too. TFS

Karen Mead said...

I love your adorable bird/penguins Darnell and your cards are such fun as always:) Hugs xx

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Fun penguin card!
So glad you are playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our Christmas Card challenge. Hope you will join us again for our next challenge :)
Pia xx

mamapez5 said...

Two fun cards. I love both your birdies, and your stamp surgery. I´ve done that myself before now, so I know where you are coming from.
Sorry I´m so late visiting. This is the first time I´ve been able to use the internet since I posted my cards. I think it´s got Christmas-itis already.
Kate x

Deepti said...

So cute :) love the texturing done to create the snow

maria f. said...

This baby jumped right out of the SCT gallery at me, DJK. I KNEW that guy looked familiar but not until I saw him in all his glory on the acetate sheet die I actually recognize him. Great job on your stamp surgery - in all its ways. I love the stark B/W combo. And of course the dots!

JD/ Jill said...

So cute and creative!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whee! What fun cards. I think I like the post-op bird better. He seems a bit down with the droopy tail feathers.

Greta said...

Hurray! So happy to see your win at Inkspirational!

Bobby said...

Whoo hoo! It looks like your creativeness paid off. Congrats on your Inkspirational win.