A Colorful Mini Slimline Card With Guest Designer Michelle!

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! Our Guest Designer Michelle Short is sharing a delightful rainbow hue mini slimline card over at her blog today!

Her card features the We Are Right For Each Other stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

She stamped out some adorable images from this set and Copic Colored them before die cutting them out with the coordinating dies.

She also picked out some words to form this lovely sentiment. I love how these words stamp to fit perfectly onto the puzzle pieces!

For the background, She blended Distress Inks in rainbow hues on to a panel of white cardstock and spritzed water on top for the extra texture.

Once dried, it was adhered to the mini slimline card base with foam tape and then the images added on top with more foam tape.

I love the wide contrasting black border which I think really brings out the rainbow colors!

Thank you so much Michelle, your card is super adorable! We are thrilled to have you Guest Design for us for the past few weeks!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Magical Creation with Guest Designer Ilda!

Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Let’s hop right in to our inspiration for today. We’re super excited to have Ilda Dias guest designing for us!

Her card features the latest Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360°. She ink blended three different pastel colors on one of the 8” stencil from this set and rotated it at 30deg intervals (jumping from circle to circle) to create this dreamy background! So beautiful!

She then used the 6” stencil and apply iridescent glitter gel over it to create this icy frozen fractal look!

She added a white heat embossed sentiment from So Blessed stamp set that was die cut with its coordinating dies. She also finished her card with some matching iridescent gems!

This card certainly reminds me of the movie Frozen, Christmas and Snowflakes!

Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration Ilda!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a great rest of the week!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Holiday Greetings with Stefanie and Candice!

HI everyone! We hope you’ve had a wonderful BFCM! We have two wonderful inspirations to share with you! First we have Stefanie who brought us this gorgeous minimalist X’mas card!

Three stamp sets were used to create this super cool tree: Magical Christmas Sentiments, Fun Doodle Dividers, and the stars are from Minimalist Christmas Trees! I love the black on white which gives this card a very modern look! I also love the black watercolor splatter for the added interest!

The doodle dividers are used so cleverly in this design! I also love how she used kraft cardstock as the notecard which compliments her minimalist design really well!

Next we have Candice’s creation! Her card is inspired by our current Challenge which is happening over on our Challenge Blog! This month’s challenge theme is Holiday Cards!


I adore the watercolor galaxy background with the white paint splatter mimicking the stars!

To create the moon, she used one of the dies from the Mountain Landscape and Scene Builder. She stamped and Copic-colored a few of the images from the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I love the Nellie’s Choice Snow Effect to make the Santa hats look fuzzy! What a cute finishing touch!

Thank you so much Stefanie and Candice for sharing your delightful creations!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to head to our Challenge Blog and upload YOUR holiday card for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to our shop!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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November Inspiration Week

November Inspiration Week – Day 4

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week – Day 4! 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 Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360°! This is an 8″ stencil which is designed to work with our Stencils 360° tool. If you are a fan of patterned paper like me, then you’ll for sure fall in love with this stencil! A simple yet fun design like this one can make wonders for cards of so many different occasions!

You can easily apply different colors to the different elements on the stencil, without the need for masking, to form your own patterned paper! If you needed to whip up a quick card but still wanted to make something truly unique for a loved one, why not make your own pattered paper background!

Julie blended her panel in a bright vibrant orange, and inked on the Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° with a darker ink for a tone-on-tone effect! Then she die cut it using one of the cover dies from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. On the back of this panel, she used one more layer from Set 1 to build even more dimension to her card.

She also created an elegant butterfly using the butterfly dies from Set 2 in this layered die set. I love how the butterfly is semi-transparent that you can still see the patterned background behind! The matching color gems added the extra sparkle!

Instead of displaying the entire design on her card, Stefanie offset her the pattern towards the top left corner. I love the light beige patterned background which sets the scene for her die-cut heart in the centre.

She white heat embossed a sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiments onto black cardstock.

I just love this Clean and Simple design!

Here I made a card to show what the entire stencil design looks like. A multi-colored delightful design is created only after a few turns of the stencil. It takes very little time, super easy to do and the best part, it is so much fun!

I used one color on every turn, making sure to use my microfiber cloth to wipe my stencil on every turn to avoid ink contamination.

I then added a big Happy Birthday die-cut and some gems to finish off my card!

Tomorrow is our Inspiration Week Wrap Up and Givaway Winners Reveal! I hope you’ve enjoyed our inspirations! 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 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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