November 9, 2010

A Chocolate Penguin

Yesterday was my craft hour with the seniors at Oakmont Nursing and Rehab Center. Since the holidays are near, I decided on a gift project that they could give away to a visitor or friend. I came across the cutest Penguin bag topper on Kim Bolzanthal's blog and it was perfect. To see more of her adorable bag toppers, click on her name above.

Isn't this just the cutest thing? I started by making bags containing a packet of hot cocoa and a candy cane (stiring stick). I die cut the heads using the SU Top Note die. I sponge stamped the edge with black ink then folded the die cut in half. The ladies added a little beak and two punched eyes to the front then on the back side (at the bottom) attached two arms (black card stock die cut with oval Nestabilities). We then attached the Penguin topper to the top of the bags. I went around the room asking each lady if they wanted their penguin to be a boy or a girl. If they chose a girl, they added a little pink ribbon bow to the head. Everyone wanted a girl penguin...I knew when they saw how cute it was with a bow, they would want a girl. :)