Our First Digital Stamps Collection is HERE!

Hello crafty friends! I’m super excited to announce that our first four new digi stamps have hit the store! But before we get to them, we have another little surprise! Today we have the talented Guest Designer Jennifer Rustioni sharing her gorgeous card inspiration with us!!

As most of you know Jennifer‘s creations are always so mesmerizing! Her no-line coloring techniques are off the charts! Even though Christmas is now over, it is never too late to look at another one of her beautiful Christmas Card inspirations!

She chose a kraft card stock (Neenah Desert Storm) for her card. This adorable image is from the Greetings From Santa stamp set.

At first I thought it was done using watercolors but it was actually Copics that did the trick. It is almost hard to imagine that the Copics can create this watercolor vibe with such a soft dreamy tone and so much dimension! The kraft cardstock just elevates the look!

Today, we also have Mimi who’s created a very inspiring sample using one of our new Digital Stamp set, In Love With London.

Mimi uses the software Pixelmator Pro for Macs for designing her card. For those of you who are not familiar with Digital Stamps, you do not need any fancy programme to open or work with them. Even a simple programme like Word can be used to play around with the images and designing your card!

I just love the scene! I love how she modify the Big Ben image from the set to create a much wider image for the background! I like how she positioned the big red bus in front of the building as it creates depth to the card!

Another good thing about digital stamps is that you can copy and paste them easily as many times as you want. Here she copied a bunch of the potted plants to create the look of a street café – so clever!

Thank you so much Jennifer and Mimi, your inspirations are so charming!

Thank you for stopping by, head over to ppstamps.com to check out the new collection of digis now!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Heejung’s Versatile Just Because Card Design!

Hello everyone! We’re super excited to welcome the talented Heejung Hunsberger to our Creative Team!

Today Heejung is sharing with us this beautiful card design, the backbone of which can be perfect for lots of different occasions!

She die cut two bouquets from Leafy Borders and Roses Stand-Alone Dies in white cardstock and adhere them on opposite corners of a pastel pink panel.

She then composed a smaller 1:1 panel by combining strips of colored cardstocks, framed with a narrow white border.

It’s great to have multiples of this design on hand as occasions come up. With an added sentiment, your card will be ready to go!

For her card, she white heat embossed a sentiment from Words From The Heart (Chapter 2).

Thank you so much for your lovely inspiration Heejung and welcome to the team!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Classroom Scene – Thank You Card by Mimi!

Welcome back Crafty Friends! This is our first blog post of 2023 and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

Today Mimi is back to share with us a super cute classroom setting Thank You card!

I’m loving all the bright and vibrant colors! To set the scene, she used the Classroom Scene Builder die set. She ink blended the back wall with Distress Oxide Broken China and the wood floor with Gathered Twigs.

This Classroom Scene Builder die set has all the elements you need to create a detailed and adorable classroom setting! I love the Copic coloring she did on the die-cut pieces.

She combined a few characters from The Sweetest Truck and Rabbit Café. She also used the crayons and other accessories like pencils, apple, and a little note from We Are Right For Each Other and Penguin Agenda. I love that she added the rainbow decorations on the wall too, super cute!

The hand-drawn heart on the easel is a nice touch as well! To finish off her card, she added a sweet sentiment from Inseparable.

Thank you so much Mimi, your card is amazing!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Abstract blossom stencils 360

New Video – Abstract Blossom Stencils 360°

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday! Today I have a new video up on our YouTube Channel.

This video shows you the easy steps in creating with one of our latest addition to the 360° stencil line, the Abstract Blossom Stencils 360°!

I this video I will show you how you can create 4 for 1 cards and 2 for 1 cards in very simple steps.

I hope you’ll enjoy these inspirations! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy New Year to all!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Adorable Christmas Ornaments by Allison!

Hello and welcome back to the Penguin Palace blog!

If you happen to be looking for handmade Christmas Ornament ideas, look no further! Our Guest Designer Allison is sharing some adorable shaker ornaments with us today!

These shaker ornaments are just so cute! Allison used the Dahlia Stencils 360° to create two backgrounds in the traditional Christmas palette, red and green.

She die cut the backgrounds with a circle die and added a circular ornament die cut and a piece of acetate on top to form her shaker. I love the shimmery snowflakes embellishments to compliment the wintry scenes!

These adorable images and sentiment are from Sounding Joy stamp set, and they are the perfect additions to these ornaments!

Thank you so much Allison, your projects are so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by! Merry X’mas to everyone!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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