Canada Day Video Hop 2021

2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop!

Hello everyone, Happy Canada Day! We are super excited to be participating in the 2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop hosted by Emily Leiphart!

To celebrate this special day, a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers are joining forces to feature Canadian craft products, stamp companies, and magazines! I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace is one of the sponsors for this wonderful event.   In addition to sponsoring three $25 Gift Certificates to this video hop, we are also offering a special 20% discount to our shop starting today until 11 July 21 11:59pm PT (use code CDAY20OFF)!

You have until 11 July 21 11:59pm ET to leave your comments on all videos on the hop for a chance to win one of over 40 prizes! And there are prizes valued at over $1300! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Emily’s blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Penguin Palace

Reveal & Inspirational Chapter Spring 2021 - Day 2

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 2

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter. Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! Grab the FREE GIFT with purchase of 80CAD+ (≈ 65USD+)! This key chain is super adorable and features one of our favourite characters from the Rabbit Café stamp set! So take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last!

Please continue to visit our blog this week for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Today we have 3 more new stamp sets & their coordinating dies, and 1 stand-alone die to showcase so let’s get to it! If you missed our Day 1 Intro + Giveaway, click HERE to find out more!

Now let’s get to the rest of the “Around The World” collection of stamps! First we have Enchanting Paris! The French capital is one of the most romantic cities in Europe! Let this stamp set be your inspiration for building a romantic scene! The adorable poodle and the landmarks are just irresistible!

Sidewalk Scene Builder Penguin Perfect Cuts

How adorable is Gladys’s soft-toned slimline card! I love her color choices for the scene, it’s so dreamy! To set the scene, she used the Sidewalk Scene builder Penguin Perfect Cuts for the lower portion of the card. This die cut is really handy for creating street scenes and is a must-have in your craft room! The stamped images were nicely laid out across the panel that was die cut from the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone die. Notice the little cut-out details that the garden bench die cut give? She finished off her card with a sweet sentiment!

Ashley created a romantic snowy scene birthday card with this set. She also used the Sidewalk Scene builder Penguin Perfect Cuts to set the scene. I love how she ink-blended it slightly at the bottom with Distress Oxide ink in Tea Dye and that she added a strip of bright green cardstock above it for the pop of color! I’m loving the snowy background! Her images were all arranged onto a slimline card base (3.5×8.5 inches) die cut from the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone die. To finish off, she scattered some sequins for the extra sparkle!

Next on our list is the Beautiful Africa set! If you love creating with critters you’re going to fall in love with this set as it’s got some of the cutest animals!

Stephanie has created this fun scene of the safari! The wavy slope was die cut from Desert Landscape Scene builder and splattered with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. I love the sentiment in this set “Time to soak up the sun” which is super versatile! I love how she gave the little girl and the lion matching color outfits which even coordinate with the color of the jeep! It’s like a little team of safari explorers! And how adorable are the giraffe and the elephant!

Candice used a simple masking technique where she cut a circle from a piece of copy paper and taped it down to her card panel. Next, she used the stamps from the Beautiful Africa set to build her scene directly on the panel for a one-layer card! I love the way she overlaid the images one by one to create depths, so beautifully done!! After stamping out her scene she colored them all with Copics. I just love the colorful scene which really pops over the white background!

Finally I’d like to introduce the Aloha Hawaii stamps set & coordinating dies! This set has some of the cutest images ever! You can create so many different scenes with this set!

Allison made a bright portrait slimline. She cut out her beige panel using the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab die. She also cut out three frames using the Polaroid die cut from the Twist-N-Pop stand-alone die to house her fun images! What a clever way to use this die! Her card is so bright & colorful and full of positive energy!

That concludes our inspirations for today! I know you’re agree that these are some wonderful projects from the talented artists! If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 Post and participate in our GIVEAWAYS!  You have until 26 Mar 11:59pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Enchanting Paris, Beautiful Africa, Aloha Hawaii and their coordinating dies.

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 1 (GIVEAWAY POST)

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to our Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter! Today is Day 1 and THIS is also our GIVEAWAY Post! Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! You will be eligible to receive a FREE GIFT with purchase of 80CAD+ (≈ 65USD+). This key chain is super adorable and features one of our favourite characters from the Rabbit Café stamp set! So take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last!

Visit our blog this week (22 Mar to 27 Mar) for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Most importantly, continue reading for a chance to win some prizes! Starting today we will be showcasing our 5 new stamp sets & coordinating dies, 6 new stand-alone dies, 2 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, and our new collection of cardstocks!

Now let’s jump right in! Today is our showcase of Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies, Mysterious Egypt stamp set & coordinating dies, and our 2 in 1 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

Our Creative Team has made the most amazing samples! We also have new videos near the end of this post and over on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to watch them to get more inspirations on these sets!

Each of the new stamp sets in this release is themed to a unique destination “Around the World”! Ashley created a fun scene with our Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies. Her card was assembled on a mini-slimline background measuring 3.5 x 6″. The background was ink-blended with Distress Oxide inks and I love the sparkling splatters that were added to all the layers. Camping is one of the outdoor activities that Canadian loves and there are so many adorable images you can choose from this set to create a fun camping scene! Ashley‘s scene is so adorable, what a fun way to wish someone Happy Birthday!

How adorable is Stephanie’s happy scene! I love how she added the marshmallows on sticks on both the characters! Looks like they are having such a great time! The mountain & landscapes were created using the die cuts from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set.

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Die Cuts

I love the addition of the little beaver (one of the most iconic animals of Canada!) and the punny sentiment is just so much fun!

The Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set also comes with this large stencil that will help you create beautiful landscape details such as grassy hill highlights, snowy hill tops, or even rocky mountains!

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Stencil

Stay tuned for our new video which will be released a little later this week!

Candice created a gorgeous scene using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set! All of her images were colored using Copic Markesr with the additional of some gold Gelly Roll accents, and die-cut using the coordinating dies. She made a mini-slimline measuring 6 3/8 x 3 5/8″. The front dotted borders panel was die-cut using one of the rectangle dies from the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand Alone Die which will be showcased later this week. I love how she stamped out the pyramid images with brown ink which really goes well with her blended hilly slopes background. Before adhering her card onto the card base, she ran a bronze paint pen around the edges, which is really cool as it adds some extra shine that matches the gold on the mini characters’ outfits!

Allison’s card is super cool! She used several different blue shades of Ranger alcohol ink on yupo paper, along with some gold mixative. She also pressed gold foil into the alcohol ink piece when it was almost dry so that it would stick to some of the spots that were still wet. I really love how she stamped the camel with versamark ink onto gold card stock and then heat embossed with white powder! The combination of gold cardstock and white power create such a sharp look! And I love the added touch of gemstones! I also love how she placed her other gold heat embossed images diagonally with partial die-cutting!

Finally, we have here my card. I made this slimline pull tab interactive card using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set and the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies which will be showcased that later this week. Check out my video below or on our YouTube channel to see how I created the desert landscape and the three dimensional sand dunes background using the Desert Scene Builder Dies + Stencil (2 in 1) set! This new set gives you the tools for making beautiful and unique landscapes, especially on slimline cards!

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Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this Spring 2021 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our 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)!

  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. Like our Facebook Page and leave another comment on this blog post.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest and leave another comment on this blog post. 

For the BLOG Giveaway, we will randomly pick out TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.

INSTAGRAM Giveaway:

Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter (Giveaway Post), follow the directions on that post for a chance to win!

For the INSTAGRAM Giveaway, we will also randomly pick out TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.

You have until 26 Mar 11:59pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Bond With Nature Canada , Mysterious Egypt, the Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Penguin Palace September Blog Hop (last stop)

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today we’re super excited to be hosting our first-ever blog hop at Penguin Palace! This is actually the last stop on the hop — therefore you will want to start from the beginning at our First Stop, and work your way here consecutively so that you don’t miss a bit of the eye candy. Now, a word about the prize!

• We will be awarding a $40 Penguin Palace shopping spree, with the winner randomly chosen from ALL of the comments left on all of the blogs/channel in today’s hop.

Are you ready to join the fun? Here is the complete list of the posts for you to visit. Make sure to leave each of our talented artists some love in the comments (including this post) for a chance to win the prize! We’d love to know what you like about our new release! Your comments must be in by 11:30pm PST on 7 October 2020 to be entered in the random draw.

Sharon Yeung (PP Blog)
Anja Glauner
Ashley Young
Jo Thompson
Bobbi Lemanski
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Ashley Tucker
Wanda Guess
Ilda Dias
Justine Hovey
Sharon Yeung (PP Blog) <— you are here!

I’d like to thank all of the designers once again for sharing their wonderful creations! Thank you all for dropping by, we hope you enjoy the hop!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

Penguin Palace September Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our September Blog Hop! This hop is super special to us because this is Penguin Palace’s first-ever Blog Hop! We are celebrating this day with a Giveaway, and a group of talented artists will be joining me to bring you lots of inspirations featuring fabulous products from our Fall 2020 New Release!

Today’s hop starts right here on the PP blog! I’ve prepared for you two very different cards. The first one is created with the Floral Wreath Stencils 360°™.

This new stencil combined with our new tool Stencils 360°™, makes this wreath super easy to build. I used a turning interval of 45° and blended a combination of Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks onto my 7″ x 7″ Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

Then I stamped a scripty sentiment from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) using the Crown Me ink pad by Simon Hurley.

Then I used The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper and Splendorlux Argento – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and left two 1/8″ borders to formed my card base. I just love the elegant look this stencil gives.

My next card features the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. Combined with the Stencils 360°™, I blended Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch onto a piece of 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock, at the recommended turning interval of 60°.

Then I die cut a bold sentiment with the You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies, using The Sandstone Series – Cool Granite – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper.

I then added an 1/8″ boarder using the same Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper to match my sentiment shadow.

Both of these cards were super easy to make. With the new Stencils 360°™, I did not have to apply any masking in order to blend different colors on the stencil, which saves me a lot of time! I hope you’re inspired by my projects, please hop along to the next stops for more wonderful inspirations!

Below is the complete hop list:

Sharon Yeung (PP Blog) <— you are here!
Anja Glauner
Ashley Young
Jo Thompson
Bobbi Lemanski
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Ashley Tucker
Wanda Guess
Ilda Dias
Justine Hovey
Sharon Yeung (PP Blog)

A winner, chosen at random, who comments on each stop on the hop (whether the stop is a Blog or YouTube channel) will win a prize of a $40CAD Penguin Palace shopping spree. Comments for the prize close at 11:30pm PST on 7 Oct 20. The lucky winner will be announced on 8 Oct 2020 on the Penguin Palace Blog.

You next stop is Anja Glauner’s blog! Be sure to stop by all the stops and leave some love to all of the artists! Thank you for playing along!

Happy Hopping!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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