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!

Penguin Palace

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A Super Cute Pop-Up Surprise Interactive Card by Stephanie!

Hi everyone! We are super excited to announce that our Spring 2021 New Releases are NOW officially in the shop!! WOOHOO!! Don’t forget to grab our FREE GIFT while supplies last!

Today we have Stephanie here to share her new card featuring the Twist-N-Pop Surprise die.

She combined this fun die with the use of super adorable images from the Mysterious Egypt stamp set! For the pop-up element in the centre, she blended the back panels of the polaroid with Distress oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Dark Espresso.

I love the two mini scenes she created in these polaroid frames! She also added a few images on the base of the card to add even more interest to her card!

To finish off, she split the long sentiment from the Mysterious Egypt stamp set onto the two sentiment tabs, one of each side. What a great way to bring the two scenes of the card together!

This new Twist-N-Pop Surprise card is super easy to put together, if you haven’t watched my intro video, be sure to head over to our YouTube channel to watch it!

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful card with us today Stephanie! This fun card is sure to put a smile on someone’s face!

Penguin Palace

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Reveal & Inspiration Chapter Spring 2021 Winners Reveal

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter: Wrap Up and Winners Reveal

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

HELLO crafty friends! Below is a quick snap shot of our Spring 2021 Release, and our Giveaway Winners Reveal! Our 5 new clear stamp sets & coordinating dies, 6 new Stand-Alone Penguin Perfect Cuts, 2 new Dies+Stencil Sets, 4 new circular Stencils for the Stencils 360°TM, and our whole new collection of Cardstocks, The Spectrum Collection – are now available for Pre-Order on www.ppstamps.com! Don’t forget about our Free Gift. Click HERE to find out more! All of the new products will be officially released next Wednesday 31 Mar!!

Now before we get to the Giveaway Winners Reveal, we still have one more showcase to do! We are introducing a brand new collection of cardstock, The Spectrum Collection!

You will definitely want to keep a good supply of this “Penguin Palace Essentials” handy in your craft room for all your papercrafting projects!  These cardstocks are 100lb. heavyweight and are of excellent quality and value for money. If you’re struggling to decide which color to go with, go with our cardstock sampler Prism Pack!

Check out our short Intro Video over on our YouTube Channel!

Now it’s time for our Giveaway Winners Reveal. Scroll down to find out who the lucky winners are!

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BLOG Giveaway:

The lucky winner#1 from our Blog is: Denise Bryant

The lucky winner#2 from our Blog is: Meghan Kennihan

INSTAGRAM Giveaway:

The lucky winners are: @jreyoriginals and @cyc_crafts

Congratulations to all four winners!! You have each won a $30CAD Gift Certificate to our shop! Please email us at info@ppstamps.com (or DM us on Instagram) with your full name and email!

We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support, especially to those who played along with us on our Giveaways.  We truly appreciate every single one of your comments!

All new products will be officially released next Wednesday 31 Mar!! We hope you enjoy all of our inspirations and we cannot wait to see what you create with our new releases!

Thank you for visiting us! Have an magnificent day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

Reveal & Inspiration Chapter - Day 5

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 5

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello and welcome back to Day 5 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! If you missed our Day 1 Intro + GIVEAWAY, click HERE as you only have until 11:59pm PST tonight to join in on the fun!

Today we have 4 new stencils to introduce to you for the Stencils 360°TM tool! A lot of you have been telling me that you’ve been enjoying this new tool which is so exciting for me! To be able to create something that is revolutionary for the crafting community is so full of joy and your comments mean the world to me, and I am grateful for your support!

Our first showcase today is the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM. This stencil is 8″ in diameter and its design is so full of Spring vibes and positive energy!

Ashley used a series of brightly-coloured Distress Oxide inks to blend this card. The Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM was turned at 60 degree intervals and blending brushes were used to apply each ink colour. I love how she added a purple stitched hexagon cut out from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating dies and also a scalloped circle from the same set using holographic cardstock. The sentiment was from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set. Loving the rainbow-coloured gems as the final touches!

Next we have the Kaleidoscope Stencils 360°TM. This stencil is so versatile as you can create multiple looks with just one stencil!

Candice made a duo of cards with similar configuration. On both cards, she kept to a turning interval of 60 degrees. I love how she used Candied Apple Distress Ink towards the center of the stencil and switched to carved pumpkin towards the outside to get that ombre look! The cute volcano and sentiment are from the Aloha Hawaii stamp set.

For her second card, she blended from the center, worked her way towards the edges using mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, and tumbled glass Distress inks. The adorable elephant and sentiment are from the Beautiful Africa stamp set.

For my card above, I used only half of the stencil design, isolating the other half; while changing the turning interval to 30 degrees instead of using the design-recommended 60 degrees! This creates a totally different design! Watch my step-by-step video or over on our YouTube channel.

Next we have the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°TM. As you can see, this stencil design has two parts to it. An array of floating hearts in different sizes, and a clean outlined heart. You can use them together, or separately, to achieve very different looks! Not to mention the endless possibilities that you get when varying the angle of rotations, or mixing it with other stencil designs!

Candice created her design with the idea of a mini postcard from the “City of Love” (Paris)! How romantic! She chose a 15 degree turning interval (jumping from Square to Square) using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. To emphasis the “City of Love”, she trimmed down a piece of cardstock that she cut from the Sidewalk Scene Builder die and framed it with the polaroid die from the Twist-N-Pop Surprise set!

For my card above, I only inked the outlined heart portion of the stencil. You can see clearly this is such a different look to Stephanie’s card. I chose a rainbow hue palette and a 15 degrees turning interval to ink my stencil. Click HERE for a fun time lapse clip!

Finally we have the Spring Blooms Stencils 360°TM. This stencil creates a gorgeous floral background full of roses!

Allison made a pair of stunning floral backgrounds using this Spring Blooms Stencils 360°TM. For the card below, she used a 6 x 6″ canvas using the recommended turning interval of 60 degrees. I love how she cut the canvas in half to make a mini slimline card! To finish off, she also used the stencil in freestyle to fill in with more leaves and dots. The scripty stamp was from the stamp set Congratulations.

For her second card, Allison went about a little different. She first cut out a piece of cardstock with the rectangular die from the Cinematic Shadow Box die set. I love the gorgeous shade of pink! She then placed that panel on the left half of what would normally be a full sheet of 6×6″ paper. She then explored and played with the rotations of the big roses and leaves to fill her card! She also handpicked a few of the elements and added them in! I am loving all the clear and gold heat embossing on this card! The sentiments are from the stamp set Congratulations.

Our final inspiration for today is from Gladys!  I really love the pastel palette she went for on this card! She wanted her card to have more of the big roses, so instead of following the suggested angle of rotation 60 degrees, she went with 30 degrees! The sentiments are from the Bond with Nature Canada and Enchanting Paris.

That concludes our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 Post and participate in our GIVEAWAYS!  You have until 11:59pm PST TONIGHT to enter.  Don’t miss out your last chance! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram tomorrow 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Rainbows & Butterflies, Kaleidoscope, Hearts Bouquet and Spring Blooms!

Tomorrow is our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter wrap up and Giveaway Winners Announcement. We still have another line of product that we are going to introduce tomorrow, so be sure to come back! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Reveal & Inspiration Chapter Spring 2021 Day 4

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 4

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello and welcome back to Day 4 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 for the rest of the week for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Today we have 2 more stand-alone die to showcase so let’s get to it! If you missed our Day 1 Intro + Giveaway, click HERE so you don’t miss out!

Today’s first showcase is the Cinematic Shadow Box stand-alone dies. Unlike other smaller shadow boxes you’ve seen, this die set allows you to create a much wider box to house even more adorable characters for the perfect scene!  With the background panel plus 4 nos. of insert tabs, you can have as many as 5 layers in your shadow box with the 2″ depth! How awesome is that?!

Check out this amazing scene Ashley created with this Cinematic Shadow Box! Her background was ink blended beautifully using Distress Oxide inks in Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber with a touch of gold splatter. She placed her adorable images from the Beautiful Africa stamp set on the four insert tabs. She stamped out a sweet sentiment from the set onto the front decorative panel. This card is super fun and vibrant!

Stephanie designed this card with the idea of a Luau in mind. I love how she added the wavy slopes (die cut from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder dies) to the insert tabs. She also used the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder die to add the mountains silhouette on her back panel! The cute images from Aloha Hawaii stamp set were arranged on the different levels of the Cinematic Shadow Box. What an awesome scene!

Candice used images from the Beautiful Africa stamp set for her shadow box. I love how she ink blended her two side panels and all of the 5 insert tabs with Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio to achieve the green forest look! The blue sky was also beautifully blended. The punny sentiment “You Are Ele-Phantastic” finished off the card perfectly!

I made my shadow box using stamps from Bond With Nature Canada. The best thing about this card is that the completed shadow box folds flat to fit a slimline #9 or #10 envelope! Do you see the stitched rocky mountains at the back of the card? These were created using the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Dies + Stencil set! This new 2 in 1 set gives the perfect way for creating beautiful landscapes.

As promised, please click HERE to watch the step by step video on our YouTube Channel!

The next product we’d like to showcase today is the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies! This set has four different lengths of slit die cuts you can choose from to cut out tracks to form the moving mechanism. This set also includes two slimline rectangle stackables with neat and simple dotted borders that is ideal for all different types of greeting cards!

Allison made an incredible scene using the images from Beautiful Africa. She colored all images with Copics. I love how she altered the images of the jeep and the little girl, combined them with the pull tab mechanism to make it look like she was cruising in the jeep – how clever! I also like how she layered the trees for the added dimension. To finish off she added a super sweet sentiment “I love you, no lion”!

Gladys’s card is super adorable. I love how she arranged her pull tab to make the lion (from Beautiful Africa) appear from behind the bush! It sure will put a smile on the recipient’s face! I also adore the soft-tone she adopted, which adds a special warm vibe to this safari scene!

If you’ve been following since our Sneak Peeks, you would have seen my card above. I created a desert scene with images from Beautiful Africa. The three dimensional sand dunes were created using the Desert Landscape Scene Builder Dies & Stencil Set. This new set gives you the tools for making beautiful and unique landscapes, especially on slimline cards. I adhered the camel to my pull tab to make it stroll along the desert! If you haven’t yet watch my step by step tutorial on this Pull Tab die set, please click HERE to watch it over on our YouTube Channel!

That concludes our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, please head over to our Day 1 Post for a chance to win our GIVEAWAYS! You only have until tomorrow 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 Cinematic Shadow Box and Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies.

We still have two more days of full reveal 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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