Die Cutting Stencils/Masks


Hi there! Welcome to the Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop! We hope you have fun hopping along and find loads of inspiration along the way! You should have come to me by way of the amazing folks (and no secret, some of my favorite peeps), Simon Says Stamp, who also happens to be one of our sponsors!

When I think Winter, I think snow. Unfortunately, I live in Florida and we just don’t see snow. Heck, we barely see cold. It’s December and as I type this, it is 80 degrees. That just isn’t right! So I decided to incorporate snow into my project today… I guess that and the snow falling on this blog will be the only snow I am going to come in contact with! ๐Ÿ™‚


You’ve got lots of hoppers to visit so I’ll keep this short!! ย You have until Sunday, 12/15 at 11:59PM EST to leave comments on the hop participant’s blogs….. There are a ton of prizes to be won (be sure to visit the Lawnscaping blog for a complete list of sponsors and prizes) so be sure to comment on each of the blogs… No copy and pasting pretty please. That’s not fun!

Next up on the hop is the fabulousย Isha Gupta


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  1. So adorable! Love it!

  2. Such an adorable card Laurel! Love that little scene you’ve designed!
    I can’t believe it’s 80 degrees. Today’s high is forecasted to be 41 degrees.

  3. Now that’s one chilled out penguin! Love your card. Although, to be honest I’m not sure I’d miss snow, I’d much rather live somewhere warm!

  4. Camilla says:

    So cute! Love the combo of patterned papers.

  5. Aww, that is WAY too cute!!!! I love the little penguin guy!! And, heehee, I noticed the falling snow before I read the post – I love it! I’m just north of Chicago, so we get PLENTY of the white COLD stuff. In fact, we’re swimming in it now. Brrrr!!!!

  6. We don’t see snow either, so I have to enjoy everyone else’s snow pics. Cute card.

  7. Such a cute card!!! I love the penguin! Don’t worry about the snow, we don’t see snow very often here in Athens, Greece too but it is so cold these days…not very comfortable…:-/

  8. Love this! Such a cute little penguin!!

  9. So cute! That li’l penguin is enjoying his snow day!

  10. Amazing color of paper!!

  11. Love it…can imagine the penguin with a speech bubble saying chill! lol…so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kate xx

  12. I am a HUGE fan of penguins and so excited that I have this set, just need the time to use it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your fun design! TFS!

  13. Kim Rendino says:

    Super cute card. I just don’t think I could live in Florida – too warm…. I need my snow LOL!

  14. I love Penguins! cute card! and I LOVE the snow in your blog!

  15. cute penguin laurel love the colors congrats

  16. Roxanne says:

    I looooove the penguin sittin so cool on the bench!! Adorable background too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Patty Cadby says:

    I know what you mean about the no snow winter. Live in the CA desert and love all things snowy!

  18. Cute card Laurel! You need to embrace the warmth like I do! I hope you are enjoying this “chilly” morning.

  19. Diane Stricker says:

    Cute card. I would love a nice warm day like you are having.

  20. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very cute penguin…low how he is sitting on a bench.

  21. The Penguin is sooo cute… And love the snowfall effect on your blog….

  22. Beautiful card, love the penguin! Most of the snow that falls here is unfortunately in its liquid state ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Fun in Florida….Chilly in Chicago, wouldn’t have it any other way! Love the card as always! Thanks for the chance!

  24. I couldn’t imagine living in a place without snow, so happy we have lots of it here in Europe (even though I have to admit, after a couple of months I’m ready again for spring ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

    Adorable card, love the penguin!

  25. Love your card. I can’t believe it is snowing on your blog! Adorable!! โ™ฅ

  26. That cute Penguin is chillin’ cute. Cards like this are why I like stamp/die sets.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  27. Sweet card! Great colors.
    It’s zero C (32 F) degrees right now here in The Netherlands. Hopefully a white Christmas. It’s nice to have the weather change with the seasons.

  28. How cute is this penguin just chilling on that park bench? Great idea! Love the card!

  29. Magmom3nsa says:

    I am a fellow Floridian who left the great white north many years ago – have to say I like to incorporate snow into my card designs but really don’t miss it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very cute card!

  30. Very cute!

  31. Anika F says:

    That penguin is too cute for words. There’s plenty of snow up here in Toronto. Hope it sticks around for Christmas.

  32. That penguin sitting on the bench is so cute, love the patterned paper in the background with clouds.

  33. Barbara M. says:

    I just love your card, and the falling snow. Although I will be seeing the real thing tonight. We are supposed to get 5 inches in the next 2 days!

  34. Heather B says:

    I really like how you added small strips of the teal pattern paper along the edges of the card and how you handcut the snow for the top of the bench. Great card!

  35. So cute!! He looks adorable sitting on that bench!!

  36. Oh, this little penguin is so cool. Love the cloudy background too!

  37. I love how you made that penguin sitting on the bench! Too cute. You can have some of our snow and cold ๐Ÿ˜› -30 with windchill today and it hasn’t stopped snowing in three days!

  38. Lucky you to be in warm weather! Love your little snow scene- that penguin is adorable!

  39. Tristen says:

    Hee hee. He’s so cute. And those clouds!!!

  40. Janis in ID says:

    Is that a little snow-penguin? Adorable!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  41. Love your cute penguin and the combination of papers is perfect!

  42. S. Molinari says:

    I know someone who would love to get this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  43. Kailash says:

    Such a cute scene, love the sweet penguin!!!

  44. barbara lassiter says:

    This is such a cute card and the penguin is adorable. Even if you don’t have snow, the season seems to call for it. Great card.

  45. What a cute little penguin!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Sandra ltb says:

    CUTE! love the paper selection!
    Sandra ltb

  47. Donna Whitten says:

    So sweet!

  48. I love how you have the little snow cap on the back of the bench. ๐Ÿ™‚ we have a ton of snow… When I think of Christmas time, I think of snow too ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Ooooooh this is TOO cute!! Love the snow on the bench!

  50. Love your sweet scene, Laurel! The little penguin is adorable!
    And: it’s so cold here – don’t like it at all.

  51. Love the penguin sitting on the bench.

  52. Cute winter card. love.

  53. Diana Newman says:

    Love the penguin sitting on the snow covered bench

  54. Love the penguin relaxing on the bench! Super cute card.

  55. …. love LOVE that pengiuan!!!

  56. Annamarie Jones says:

    Awwe! Love that little penguin!

  57. the little mennonite says:

    love the clouds!

  58. This penguin is just so cute! He looks so innocent sitting on the snow bench!! ^_^

  59. That little penguin must have needed a break…waddling is hard, I know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So very cute and sweet Laurel!

  60. Ho, Ho, Ho, I was told that soon the Santa Claus was going to pass, then who said that it could not passed by the chance:) I try my chance !

  61. Very cute little penguin. Great card

  62. If only there was a way to gift you snow and cold ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this sweet penguin chilling on the bench!! <3

  63. Penguin on a bench. How perfect!

  64. Very cute, love your choice of PPs!

  65. kimheggins says:

    What an adorable little penguin

  66. Thank you so much for letting me create alongside all of these amazing designers (including yourself!!)

  67. Such a cutie is that penguin, love your design and colours hugs xx

  68. Super cute! I love all the great patterns! We used the same penguin, great minds. ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Bethany says:

    I love the Penguin, so adorable!

  70. Ah, I love that penguin sitting in the bench- too cute!!

  71. Shaughn says:

    Soo cute Laurel! The little penguin sitting on the bench, adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  72. I love your little penguin sitting on the chair. So cute. People cut and paste?!?

  73. Too much cuteness, love it hugs xx

  74. How Cute!!! I love the Winter in the park stamp set!

  75. Vanessa says:

    I love the cloud paper and how your penguin’s sitting there chilling in the snow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. Hanni H. says:

    Iยดm in love with this little penguine relaxing on the bench! No sbow here. but Iยดm waiting for some snow!

  77. Janelle says:

    What a cute card! Your living in Florida made me think the white behind penguin was a surfboard for a minute!

  78. Gorgeous card Laurel – LOVE the colour combo! Thank you so much for having me on the hop ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. so cute, laurel!!! love that little frosty penguin!! and the 2nd card with the park bench stamp set!! i haven’t inked mine up yet (insert SCANDAL here! ha ha!) and now i’m totally feeling it!! thanks so much for oganizing this hop – you’re amazing! and you should be SO PROUD of the lawnscaping challenge blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Melinda Ferraz says:

    Adorable card!!

  81. Love the card. I wish I could send you some snow! We have plenty where I am and lots of cold with it. Perfect for Christmas.

  82. Adorable little penguin

  83. Super cute card!!

  84. Cynthia Lira says:

    a penguin for a win ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Laurel this is adorable, Ii love that sweet penguin sitting on the bench.

  86. I love all the layers you used.

  87. Love the penguin and the use of patterned paper for the clouds.

  88. Cynthia Baldwin says:

    I love the snow falling on your blog! Cute card – the snow all piled up on the bench is just right. I know what you mean about snow…we live outside of Houston, and it does get to freezing, but it never snows that much to stick. At least we don’t have to shovel, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. There is never enough snow for me! I was born in Alberta, Canada and since moving to the states I always feel like I am missing out. Thankfully I live in the Midwest right now so I do get -some- snow. Card is Adorbs! P.s. thanks for organizing everything and responding to my questions!

  90. Cute card! We have snow
    here on the ground, want some!
    Carla from Utah

  91. Such a cute card. I’m originally from FL and currently live in WI. It’s about 10 degrees and getting ready to snow…so I miss the 80 degrees right about now!!!

  92. Such a darling card. Love the cute little penguin!

  93. So cute! But it does make me feel cold looking at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Sweeeeet! Who could resist that? ^_^

  95. Penguin waiting for the bus to cooler climes? Fun card

  96. Super cute and creative!

  97. What a sweet card, and I love the snow.

  98. Kathy W says:

    Very cute! I love the penguin relaxing on the park bench. I’d be more than happy to ship you some of the snow I had to shovel off my driveway earlier this week. Ha!

  99. Amanda Christensen says:

    Such a cute card! I love the little penguin!

  100. Olessya K says:

    Super cute, I love pile of snow on the bench! And your snowing blog as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Jeanie johnson says:

    Really cute card.

  102. Very sweet card! And love the snow falling on your blog. How did you do that??!!

  103. That penguin is so adorable sitting on the bench – so fun!

  104. Janetta Zeimetz says:

    Sweet card!! I love penguins and ! am a sucker for clouds even if they bring snow! Thanks for sharing.

  105. Super cute card Laurel! Love the penguin!
    & very jealous of your weather as i live in Ontario, Canada and its -25degrees. brr
    Thanks for sharing:)

  106. Very cute–I like the snow on the park bench.

  107. Miriam Prantner says:

    He is so cute just hanging out on the bench!

  108. Jennifer J says:

    Love your card!! The penguin is too cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  109. Very cute card! We have been getting plenty of snow! I would be glad to send you some. Lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Super cute card – thanks for sharing!

  111. CraftinSus says:

    What a cute little critter hanging out on his bench!

  112. Adorable! my fave colours ever!

  113. So cute — it seems like a long time since I’ve seen 80 degrees. I think I’d trade a little bit of snow for your warmth around this time of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. So cute! And I’m jealous, it’s been sleeting rain all week!

  115. Jeannine Brenner says:

    Adorable, great chillin penguin! I love snow…ah I so look forward to snow days spent in pjs crafting! We are expecting a few inches in the am..yay!

  116. Really cute!

  117. Marie Butler says:

    Snow is pretty, but not when you have to drive on ice! It snowed in the Middle East, look out Florida, who knows, you may get some too!

  118. Cute card with your bench sitting penquin!

  119. Kris Van Allen says:

    How cute is that penguin dude on the bench!!

  120. VikkiCH says:

    Such cuteness. Some one is getting a cold bun!

  121. Jessica Stonestrom says:

    Cute card – as cold as it is here – I wish we could escape to FL for a bit

  122. Very cute card…and Florida doesn’t sound all that bad right now!!

  123. Super cute card Laurel! I’d gladly send you some of our snow – we’ve got lots and the forecast for the coming week is snow, snow, and more snow.

  124. Patricia says:

    All the little penguins love it up north
    So my guess is he’ll be cutting Xmas short.

  125. Such a pretty card!! Love the background!!

  126. 80โ€ข? Whoa. Not surprised you’re thinking of snow! Love the swathes of snow on the bench! A great card; love it!

  127. celineblacow says:

    Adore this, very cute!

  128. It looks like the penguin is waiting for the bus to take him to Florida! Very cute!

  129. Lucy E. says:

    Funny that you mention that you don’t see snow-we (in the Upper Midwest) are getting another several inches right now!
    Your card is so adorable!

  130. He he he, so funny. Love the penguin!

  131. Such a cute card. We don’t see snow here in Melbourne Australia too. Love the simple winter scene.

  132. Your penguin card is super cool! thanks!

  133. Darci Powers says:

    This is really cute, love the penguin. I will trade places with you, it’s 20 degrees here in upstate NY!

  134. Cara Feeney says:

    Cute penguin. Love the background snow fall.

  135. Another use of winter in the park, already on my wish list, so getting more inspiration is great

  136. I love this image so sweet and fun!

  137. Nice card ! I envy you with your 80F, here it’s minus 2 4F here his morning !!!

  138. la francarella says:


  139. Lizzie T says:

    Adorable card – love the scene you created!

  140. So very sweet x

  141. Awww, so cuteโ€ฆ. And you can have my snow. I’ll send it all to you if you send me your 80 degree weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. Adorable! Such a cute scene!

  143. Thanks, Laurel, for the opportunity to be a “stop on the hop”! It was so much fun to do this. I love your sweet little card! Putting the penguin on the bench is quite inspiring. And if you’d like, I’ll send you some snow…we’re getting up to 5″ today!

  144. Lisa Savini says:

    Really cute card, love the penguin.

  145. Oh I LOVE your cute little penguin enjoying his snowy day at the park. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  146. Stephanie K says:

    Love the colors especially the penguin!

  147. Penguins are my favorite, love this card.

  148. Brenda in IN says:

    He looks so cute sitting on that snow covered bench. The blue clouds certainly look like more snow to come!

  149. Very cute! You can have some of our snow, we had another foot this week!

  150. Adorable! Love him sitting on the bench.

  151. Wonderful Card… Be glad you don’t have snow it really isn’t all it is cracked up to be ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Marianne says:

    Awwww, that’s a seriously cute little scene. Love the little penguin.

  153. clperry60@charter.net says:

    Oh, 80 degree weather sounds so good right now. It’s -5 and I am freezing. Your card Laurel is so super cute. Love that penguin hanging out on the bench.

  154. That is so cute! That penguin is adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

  155. Here on Aruba we don’t see snow either!! But I love wintercards, and this one is so adorable!!

  156. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Love the park bench. Cute card.

  157. love the papers to use to create that lovely scene! TFS

  158. Joan Beitman says:

    Cute little penguin!

  159. Oh for cuteness, love the penguin! Great design

  160. Wow!! Such a SWEET X-Mas Card and I LOVE the Snow!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  161. love your card and we’re ankle-deep in the stuff right now!

  162. Mary Thomas says:

    My sympathy! LOL … California here and we have been freezing all week. Very unusual. The prob is …. no humidity so no snow. I wouldn’t mind so much if we were covered in the beautiful white fluffy stuff!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  163. Your card is so cute!! I love the Lawn Fawn Critters In The Snow stamp set, they are so adorable!

  164. Diana R says:

    It’s snowing here in WI as I read this blog… Really like your color choices.

  165. what a cute little penguin! we’ve got snow on the ground here… and i love the little snowflakes falling on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  166. lisaakamyran says:

    Awww, what a cutie!!

  167. Brrr…. your penguin looks so cold! Very cute card, love your use of the color blue! and, love the falling snow on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Sarah JS says:

    We don’t get snow in Australia either. Love the card.

  169. Cute and Adorable card Laurel. Love love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. Just Chillen’ out!

  171. dena cline says:

    Great Hop Love the projects everyone has made for it.

  172. Soo cute! I love the little penguin on the bench! You can come visit me if you want snow and cold ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. Totally adorable!! Love the little scene, the color combo, and the cute little penguin!!

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