Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Penguins everywhere!

I have made so many penguins lately that it's time for a break. They are very cute, but those little feet and beaks are torture to glue on one by one. I thought I would share the way I put my pieces together after cutting them out with my Cricut.

I was cutting out 15 penguins at a time. I like to leave all of my pieces on my mat while I work so that I don't lose any of those tiny feet or beaks.


You can see in the picture above that I leave the back layer of the penguins attached to the mat and glue the other layers right on top. This helps hold the pieces still while I work and nothing gets lost.

And here are some of the finished penguins.


We used penguins for toppers on the party favors, on toothpicks for finger foods, the banner that I already showed and also for the birthday cake. I was very pleased with everything matching and because we're having such cold weather lately the penguins with their cute little scarves are a perfect theme.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, they are adorable! Good tip about leaving the cuts on the mat. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  2. Love them..especially the polka dot feet and nose!!

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  3. Well now, aren't you the clever Circlet????!!! What a great idea about leaving the base layers on the mat while you build the penguins!! I hope your DIL got some closeup pics that you can share with us!!

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