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Penguin Chocolate Surprise


Keely B'day (4)

Hi again bloggies!

I am just popping by quickly to share a card I made for a sweet niece and a lovely friend. Yes … I almost always create 2 of each card that I design! It is the only way I find I can keep on top of my annual card list of 87 cards! That does not include unexpected ones like … sympathy, thank yous, baby, get well, engagement, wedding, encouragement etc. The 87 are just for regular birthday & anniversary cards for family and close friends. And … on top of that … there are the 50 or so Christmas cards!  Yikes! That is a bit scary when you think about it!

So … (87 +  approx 25 extra) X $6 (Avg cost of a nice card these days) = $672 … + 50 X $3 (Christmas cards) … TOTAL = $822! Hhhhmmmm …. I wonder if I am actually saving money making my own cards? Ha! But … it’s not about the cash is it?!? A handmade card is worth more than just the $$ value! There is the “made with love” value and the “fun” value to add in. 🙂 Well, I think so anyway! 😉

Stampin’ Up! – Cottage Greetings

Whimsy Stamps – Penguin Chocolate Surprise

SU! – Cottage Wall DSP

Coloured with Copics

Card Inspiration: Tam – One Happy Stamper

Hugs xxx



6 thoughts on “Penguin Chocolate Surprise

  1. I love this stamp Andrea. So cute! Nicely coloured again. 🙂 x


  2. Love your fiscal breakdown and rationale darl!!!! Whatever gets you thru right!!??
    Love the wee penguin and to see that someone else is still hoarding that Cottage Garden DSP!!!! ooxx


    • I haven’t bought much DSP lately … I have such a big hoarded stash! 🙂 Still trying to convince myself the money spent is justified … but I actually can’t value highly enough the fun aspect. Hugs xx


  3. Gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured.
    I have no idea how many cards we gift a year – but love the way you broke the cost down. I’d add the saving from therapy too!