November Inspiration Week

November Inspiration Week – Day 3

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week – Day 3! All of our new Fall/Winter 2021 products are available at www.ppstamps.com! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our Giveaway Post from Tuesday where you can leave your comments to win!

Today is our showcase of Everything Christmas Stencils 360°! This set contains one circular 8″ stencil which is designed to work with our Stencils 360° tool. The holiday season is approaching and what better cards to make other than HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS – love, love, love!

Everything Christmas Stencils 360°

This stencil helps you create the most beautiful festive backgrounds with only a few turns. You can easily apply different colors to the different elements on the stencil, without the need for masking! Great for mass producing!

For this card, I used the a 7″ x 7″ canvas and centre it on my Stencils 360° tool with my 7″ x 7″ Paper Positioner. I wanted to leave a portion of my canvas for my sentiment therefore I masked off a portion of my paper diagonally all the way across before I started inking.

This stencil is designed to be rotated at 60°, represented by the 2 circles at the top of the stencil. I used a selection of Catherine Pooler inks, inking just one color on every turn. After 5 turns, this is what I achieved. Multi-colored stenciled background doesn’t get any easier then that!

I trimmed down my panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped out a sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiments diagonally across my panel. I adhered that to an A2 size note card of Teal Sapphire – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock, one of the newest colors from the Spectrum Collection, leaving an 1/8″ wide border.

I added some turquoise embellishment as a a finishing touch.

Karen made a 1:1 card which showcased the entire stencil design. I love the non-traditional color palette which is very refreshing.

She gold heat embossed one of the scripty sentiments from Magical Christmas Sentiments on vellum, fussy cut it and adhered in the centre of the card. I love how she omitted some of the elements during inking to create a card that is truly unique! Finally she scattered some gems to finish off her card.

I also made a fun shaker card where I sandwiched the flap of a cello bag in a note card in Christmas Tree. I stenciled two backgrounds with the Everything Christmas Stencils 360°, one with lots of colors and another with just a single color. I put both cards back-to-back into the clear pocket and added in my gems and shaker elements before adhering the flap in between the note card’s opened-end. This shaker is relatively flat and compact for mailing.

The sentiment is also from Magical Christmas Sentiments!

Here’s a shot of the opened panel. I added a piece of white cardstock on my notecard where I can write my messages.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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November Inspiration Week

November Inspiration Week – Day 2

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week! All of our new Fall/Winter 2021 products are available at www.ppstamps.com! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our Giveaway Post from yesterday where you can leave your comments to win!

Today is our showcase of Starry Spiral Stencils 360°! This set contains two circular 8″ stencils that are designed to work with our Stencils 360° tool. They can be used separately or combined to achieve very different looks!

Candice created this super cute mini slimline using both stencils. Instead of following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees (or hopping along the heart shapes on our Stencils 360° tool), she decided to use a turning interval of 45 degrees, jumping from triangle to triangle, to create this colorful background! This panel was cut from the dotted border die in the Cinematic Shadow Box stand-alone die set.

This forms a defined spiral which creates this perfect focal point for her cute alien (from Let’s Meet IRL) in the centre! This is a great yet simple way to structure your card.

I just love the colorful stars! Since the stars are spaced far apart on the stencil, there is no need for any masking to apply multi-colors at the same time!

I created this card using both stencils, following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees. This creates a more dramatic spiral where the stars are spaced a lot closer together. I added a sentiment from Heartfelt Notes which fits perfectly in the centre.

I then cut out narrow strips of cardstocks and added them to my card diagonally just like the way I’d wrap ribbons on a present! This is a great way to use up the scraps in my craft room!

Julie did a space scene by creating a goregous starry background with these stencils. Some of you may have seen this card when we showcased the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set.

I thought I’d showcase it here again to show you the different looks you can get with this stencil set! While turning her stencil at 45 degrees, she also added some more stars with heat embossing to create even more interest to her card!

Notice how the spiral is going in another direction then the above two cards? Just by simply flipping your stencil, you can easily achieve a different design!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Inspiration Week Giveaway Post

November Inspiration Week – Giveaway Post!

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week! Our new Fall/Winter 2021 Release is now available at http://www.ppstamps.com! Hooray!

Starting today we will focus on more products from our new Fall/Winter Release, with our Creative Team’s card samples, and more Giveaways!

Today is our showcase of Floral Garden Cover Die. This stand-alone die set is super g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! It is one of the most versatile die sets to have in your craft stash as you can use it for so many different types of cards!

Make sure to make it all of the way to the bottom for a chance to win! Now let’s take a look at some awesome projects from our Creative Team!

Using this 5 x 7 Floral Garden Cover Die on deep navy blue cardstocks and pairing it with a golden die-cut butterfly from Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies, Stefanie’s card is looking super elegant and classy! I’m in love with the tone-on-tone effect on this card.

She only used Layers 3 and 4 from the layered die set yet her butterfly looks absolutely stunning! The gold heat embossed sentiment was from Magical Christmas Sentiments. I love the matching gold sequins as the finishing touch!

Julie made a charming anniversary card while also pairing this cover die with the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. She used all of the 4 layers in the layered die set to create her delightful butterflies. The layering details on these are so amazing!

I love her mini belly band design on where she added a French sentiment which I find truly unique!

Karen created a white on white background with this cover die which gave her card a light and graceful feel! She trimmed down her panel to create a frame for her card. She then added a butterfly silhouette using just Layer 1 from Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. The simple sentiment is also from the Magical Christmas Sentiments.

I love how she added a line of gems to accentuates the butterfly silhouette and the pop of colors against the pure white background!

Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this November Inspiration Chapter, we are having 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on this BLOG and the other on our INSTAGRAM page!

BLOG Giveaway:

Each of you will have at most 4 chances to enter on THIS post.  Feel free to do all 4 to maximize your chance of winning!  (ie. if you do all 4, you will have 4 different comments here on THIS post)! (make sure you are not replying to a previous comment but leaving a new comment each time)

  1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Join our Facebook Fan Group and leave another comment on this blog post.
  3. Follow our Facebook Page and leave another comment on this blog post.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest and leave another comment on this blog post. 

We will randomly pick out one lucky winner from this blog, who will receive a $30 Gift Card to our Shop!

INSTAGRAM Giveaway:

Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the November Inspiration Week – Giveaway Post, follow the directions there for a chance to win!

We will randomly pick out one lucky winner from IG, who will receive 3 new stamp sets of their choice from our Fall/Winter Release!

You have until 19 Nov 21 (Sat) 9:00pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 20 Nov 21!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of the Floral Garden Cover Die.

We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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November Inspiration Week is almost HERE!

Hello crafty friends! Stay tuned for TOMORROW’s Giveaway Post that kicks off our November Inspiration Week! This week we will continue to showcase more products from our Fall & Winter 2021 Release! We will have wonderful inspirations from our Creative Team and Giveaways so don’t miss out!

Candice is with us today sharing this beautiful card. Her card is themed around the HOLIDAYS! Who doesn’t love holiday cards! And that is why we are using HOLIDAY as our Card Challenge theme this month!

She used the Everything Christmas Stencils 360° for her beautiful background. With just a few turns on the Stencils 360° tool, she created this multi-colored stenciled background without any need for masking! What a time saver!

I just love the vibrant color choices for this background!

She white heat embossed a scripty sentiment from the Magical Christmas Sentiments on black cardstock, fussy cut it and adhered it in the centre of her card. I love the sharp contrast between the black and the colorful background, very eye-catching!

Do you have a holiday card featuring Penguin Palace’s product(s) that you’d like to share? Join our Challenge over on our Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card!

Thank you so much Candice for sharing your charming holiday inspiration!

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Ink On 3 + Penguin Palace Instagram HOP!

Welcome to the Penguin Palace x Ink on 3 crafty collaboration in celebration of Penguin Palace’s 3rd Birthday!! Time flies! I feel super grateful to have started this wonderful journey three years ago. Even though we are still a very small company or unheard-of to many crafters in this amazing crafting community, we are incredibly grateful to all especially those who’ve been our fans since day one! We will continue to work hard in hopes of bringing you innovative, inspiring and fun crafty products!

Today we have some amazing inspirations using both @penguinpalacestamps and @inkon3 products! You can hop along with us on Instagram for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store). The hop will end on November 7 @ 11:59 PM PDT. Winners will be announced on both our social medias in the week following the end of the hop.

Today I’m sharing a fun holiday greeting card using some of the most vibrant ink colors from Ink on 3, along with both old and new products from our shop!

This fireworks background was created using the Magical Fireworks Stencils 360°! I used Ink On 3′s Artist Grade Fusion Ink Pads in Marigold Orange and Jam Purple on stencil ‘Barrel 1’, with a turning interval of 15°. Then I used Peacock Blue and Goddess Green on ‘Barrel 2’, with a turning interval of 30°.

Using the same ink colors as above, with the addition of Bee Sting Yellow, Sweet Petunia Pink and Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink, I created 4 non-traditional christmas trees by mixing and matching images from our Minimalist Christmas Trees stamp set. I fussy cut them, glued them onto the Grand Piano cardstock, then fussy cut them again to give these images a thin black border so that they’d stand out from the background.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiments on to our Grand Piano cardstock and adhere it onto the card with foam tape. I added Lime Punch cardstock as my card base for a pop of color!

I finished it off with gems of different colors and sizes, added some Copic coloring to the tree pots and a touch of Wink of Stella clear ink for the extra sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Head over to our Instagram page NOW and hop along for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store)!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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