Hi Crafty Friends,
Earlier last month, I created a penguin using Karen Burniston's Surprise Ball Pop-up die set. After I had created my penguin, Karen requested some help from the Design Team to make some samples for when she demonstrated in the UK on Hochanda which is a TV Craft Show. One of the items Karen requested was some Surprise Ball Animals, but we needed to use just dies that she would have available for sale during this event through Hochanda so my original penguin wasn't suitable. So of course I decided to make a new one with a couple of alterations.
The penguin is basically pretty much the same as my original penguin, except this time I used a bow from the Gift Pivot Panels die set.
Here is a side view of my penguin. I used the largest circle from the Crosshatch - Circles die set to die cut the glittered circle my penguin is standing on.
I also changed the tail slightly. This time I used the border die included in the Circle Tag Book Pop-up up die set to create the fancy edge at the bottom of the tail.
The penguin's flippers were die cut using one of the ovals included in the Crosshatch Ovals die set.
Here is a look at the penguin, when it is flattened ready to be placed in an envelope or pocket card.
My favorite way to present this Surprise Ball Animals, is a pocket card. This one is the same design as my previous one, however I selected a different patterned paper. The stars and the hanging heart (which I used on this card to point to the penguin's tail sticking out off the pocket) are also included in the Surprise Ball Pop-up die set.
When you pull on the tail, the penguin jumps up and out of the pocket to surprise the recipient.
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. For the benefit of my Australia readers, I have started to include some links to Australian stores when available. Please note I only use and share products I love.