Rainbows & Butterflies

New Video – Intro to Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have for you a new video on our YouTube Channel, featuring the new Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM.

Since we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge this month, I have created a card which is based on this month’s challenge color palette inspiration! Head to ppstampschallenge.blog for more details on this challenge!

For my card, I used the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM for the background. I blended just ONE color on each of my 60 degree rotations. I used a combination of Distress oxide inks including Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry to create this soft pastel palette.

I used our Never Lose Hope stand-alone die and cut out 3 pieces using Cotton Candy – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and stacked them together to create some depth. I used the shadow die on the blended background to create a little window to house the sentiment, and used the same color cardstock for my back panel. I really love the tone-on-tone effect.

I had so much fun creating this card. Watch my step-by-step video over on our YouTube Channel!

I really hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! Don’t forget that this month’s challenge runs until May 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on May 15th at the beginning of our next challenge! What are you waiting for? Upload your creations onto our challenge blog and share your creations onto social media using hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects!

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Adorable Penguins Shadow Box Card With Allison!

Hello crafty friends! We are super excited because today is the launch of our brand new Challenge Blog at Penguin Palace! Head over to our new blog for more details from Candice, and participate in our Challenge #1 for a chance to win $25 Gift Certificate to our shop!

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Today, Allison is back to share a super adorable shadow box card!

Allison used the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand-Alone die to set her scene. Instead of using the box’s back panel die cut included in this die set, she die cut mountain silhouette and landscapes using dies from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder – Dies & Stencil Set and made a series of snowy hills and slopes – such an innovative idea!

She stamped out some adorable images from the Penguin Agenda stamp set, die cut them using the coordinating dies, and scattered them over the four levels of insert tabs.

This shadow box die gives you lots of room to create the best scenes! I just love these cute little critters!

Another cool thing about this shadow box is that it folds flat and fits into a standard slimline envelope for mailing! Super convenient!

The scripty sentiment on the front of the box really ties the scene together!

To finish off, she added snowflakes embellishments and hand-drawn a bunch of snow balls for some added details!

Thank you so much Allison! Your card is so amazing and inspiring!

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Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Card Duos Featuring the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Hello crafty friends! Before we get into today’s cards, I’d like to announce that our very first Penguin Palace Challenge will be happening TOMORROW! We’re launching a brand new Blog in which all of our future Challenges will be hosted. Play along in this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Stay tuned for more details!

Today I have for you a new video, featuring the new Hearts Bouquet stencil from our latest release!

This stencil is so much fun to play with. You can choose different rotations to create different looks for your cards. For today, I made a card duo using one 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ large canvas cut from the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

I used a turning interval of 30° for my design. For my first round of inking, I used Speckled Egg on the irregular shaped cluster of hearts and Tattered Rose on the big outlined heart while jumping from one solid circle to the next. Then I used Blueprint Sketch on my second next round of inking while jumping from one outlined circle to the next.

After completing the artwork, I used the small dotted rectangle from the Cinematic Shadow Box dies, to cut my canvas into 2 cards. The heat embossed sentiments are from Heartfelt Notes. I used Navy Blazer and Vintage Beetle colored cardstock for my backing panels.

Watch my step-by-step video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

I hope you like these inspirations. Hope you’ll try them out for yourself! Don’t forget to tag your projects using #penguinpalaceprojects when uploading them onto social media!

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Aloha Hawaii

New Video – Fun Luau Scene With Ashley!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great Easter Weekend! Today, Ashley’s back to share a super fun card with us!

Ashley cut out her card panels using the Dots Meet Dashes Rectangles Overlays, then blended a beautiful background using Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks.

She used one of the dies from Mountain Landscape Scene Builder dies and stencil set and cut out the mountain background using dark green cardstock. I love the shading details she added to the mountain tops using the stencil which comes in the set – super easy to do as you can see from her video!

The images from the Aloha Hawaii stamp set were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I love that she placed the girls on action wobblers so that they can truly “hula”! So much fun!

To finish off, the punny sentiment from the Aloha Hawaii stamp set was stamped onto purple cardstock and adhered as a banner onto the card.

Don’t miss her video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much Ashley for sharing this beautiful card!

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Travel

Travel-Themed Handmade Cards with Allison and Gladys!

Hi guys! It’s been quite a stressful year for many of us, and I cannot wait for things to get better and us to be able to travel again!

Today I’m sharing two travel-themed cards created by our Creative Team members, Allison and Gladys.

Allison combined images from the Fun Adventure stamp set and the Enchanting Paris stamp set to create this gorgeous scene!

She used the Classic Diamonds Backdrop – Stand-Alone Die for her background. I love the white-on-white background and the contrasting black back panel combination. They go so well with the pink and black palette she used for her adorable images!

I just love the idea of the girl going on on a trip with Paris in her thought bubble, super cute! Allison white heat embossed the big bold letters “BON VOYAGE” from Fun Adventure, and she added some black and silver sequins and gems to complete the look!

Next we have Gladys’s card. She made this slimline card to showcase Paris as well!

She used the polaroid die from Twist-n-Pop Surprise – Stand-Alone Die to capture all the beautiful things that Paris has to offer, baked goods, Eiffel tower, and the SHOPPING!!

Using patterned paper, she cut a slimline back panel using one of the dies from the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab – Stand-Alone Die. I love the simple dotted border details! She used the cute images from the Enchanting Paris stamp set and arranged them into her three polaroids. I also love with the soft pastel palette she chose which is so dreamy!!

For her backgrounds, she blended a combination of Distress Oxides including Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Broken China and Kitsch Flamingo.

Thank you so much Allison and Gladys for sharing your wonderful inspirations! These cards are super adorable!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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