I find myself thinking about the song, "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof." That little boy got a driver's license, then he graduated from high school, and now (OMG!) my nephew is turning 21. But you know? He is still enamored with penguins, just as he was as a toddler. When I saw these stickers a few months ago at Michael's, I had to get them for him. To evoke the feeling of not so pristine snow, I used the "Cracked" folder from Sizzex to emboss the top part which also gave me an excuse to play with my new Cuddlebug (Yes, you can use other maker's folders in it.) and a punch by EK Success along the bottom. I also used Close to My Heart's liquid glass for the first time to get a glossy 3D effect on the Cranberry cardstock. The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge made cutting the numbers and circle a breeze. I based my layout on this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
The package had a second adult penguin, and not wanting to waste a perfectly good penguin, I peeled off the pop up foam and put him inside. The sentiment is from CTMH's "A Little Everything" stamp set.
In terms of a card and gift, I am ready for my nephew's birthday. Whether I am ready emotionally remains to be seen! I am going to enter this into the Heart 2 Heart "Snow Much Fun" challenge. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, Hansi