I had so much fun with my little owl notecards...I got to thinking. A family member had a birthday today and she LOVES penguins. After a little searching, I found the penguin image I wanted. It was actually a free SVG file I found here. I had to take some parts out and add some others to get what I wanted, but in the end...I think they came out pretty cute!
The sentiments are from Emma over at My Creative Time. The Just Because stamp is from her Just a Little Note To Say set, and the other two are from the So Grateful For You set, both of which you can purchase here.
I had a really hard time getting the shaped base to match up when it was folded over. I was attaching it on the side (I used MTC to edit my svg file and cut the project on the cricut). I asked Ruthie over at Septemberninth, who happens to be my sister-in-law (I KNOW! I'm so lucky!) to help me figure out what I was doing wrong and she made a little video to help me out. You can see it here. She shows how to attach the two shadow layers on the top instead of the side.
I went ahead and put a little white penguin on the inside to create a nice writing space. I think they are quite cute! I'm glad they turned out. I almost gave up when I couldn't get the base to line up folded. It might be time to take a break from shaped cards for a little while. :)
The birthday girl LOVED her little penguin cards and I hope you enjoyed seeing them.