Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

KinderStampO Theme-spired Saturday


Happy Saturday everyone.  How is everyone's New Year starting out??  Super I hope.  Today I am posting for the first time as a KinderStampO Guest Design Team member on their Theme -Spired Saturday. it is all about winter Couples.
My project for this challenge " Winter Couple" I  decided to keep with the Penguins theme, I believe they mate for a lifetime, so that is a true  Winter couple.  I love the penguins from the Simply Charmed cartridge they are so adorable, especially with googley eyes.
   With valentines day around the corner, I thought I would go with the hearts on my project and have light blue kind of indicative of ice and arctic for the penguins, not only that, I wanted to use the beautiful turquoise handmade mulberry roses from KinderStampO's store.

I used the Cricut's Close to my Heart cartridge Artiste  to cut out this gift box at 5 inches.  You can find the box in the book on page 40.  I cut the penguins from Simply Charmed at 2 and 1/2 inches.  The hearts were at 2 and 3/4 and 2 inches.

  I chose the S.E.I. paper because the print on the side had all kinds of words, used with couples...Darling, Honey,Sweetie, Pumpkin, love and so on.  I used the teardrop pearls beacuse they kinda gave the look of icicles hanging from the top.

On the cover of the gift box, I tied a knot in a piece of white thule and glued to box, inked a small heart,glued some of the mullberry roses on it  and cut a piece of the Turquoise blossom trim and glued it to the side of the heart.  I then decorated the back of the box, below...

Supply list from KinderStampO store:
Tear drop pearls
Ocean Breeze Turquois Mulberry paper roses
Coconut ivory handmade mulberry paper roses
Turquoise and diamond blossom trim
Other supplies:
S.E.I. card stock
Bazzill Card stock
Zig pen
 Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge
 CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge
MS Seasonal Cake art cartridge
Tim Holtz distress ink Walnut
Tim Holtz Distress ink Broken China
diamond rhinestones from Walmart
Bone folder
My Craft Spot Tiny Tags stamp set
Head over to KinderStampO and see what others have to share.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, If you want to get some of these yummy products from KinderStampO, check out her store here.
Happy Crafting......Cathy


  1. Hi Cathy! Wow, your project is gorgeous!! I love the soft blues, the super cute penguins and oh my that blinged up heart is amazing, TFS!

    Thank you so much for joining us for the PWP Jan Blog Hop and following along. We really appreciate having you as a follower and hope you'll continue to visit us.

  2. This is gorgeous, Cathy!! I love the adorable penguins and wow, the heart is stunning!! Fabulous projects!! Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I forgot to add that I love your new blog look!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Beautiful and adorable at the same time!!

  5. Love what you created Cathy. The penguins are so cute and I also love what you did the heart. The bling and roses are so pretty!

  6. wwowow, so great and pretty!!!! Love all!!!!!!

  7. Those penguins are so cute! Great project, Cathy!