Cute Critters on Cards Never Get Old!

Hello friends! We have a super cute card by Heejung to share with you today!

These cute critters are from our latest Digi stamp Beautiful Brazil!

To set the scene, Heejung used the Woodland Scene Builder Layered die set to create a forest background. I love how she further framed this with a nice wide border.

The bright and bold color combination sure gives an ambience of liveliness!

The hearts confetti also elevates the scene and give it an even more festive vibe!

Thank you so much Heejung for your wonderful inspiration!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Valentine’s Day Inspiration with Mimi!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today we have Mimi’s special Valentine’s Day inspiration that will for sure melt your heart!

First she used the Gazania Stencils 360° to create this dreamy floral background. She used Barrel B from this stencil set and rotated it at 22.5 degree turning intervals (referencing the heart symbols), while alternating between two hues of pink, namely Kitsch Flamingo and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide inks.

She further layered Barrel C on top for the added dimension, again with the same turning interval, but this time blending with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide.

She then colored and die cut a super adorable little girl from Most Wonderful Time stamp set. I like how she also gave her a cute love banner (from the Inseparable stamp set)!

She also die cut some hearts from Inseparable and scatter them over the card. Then using the negative die-cut of this heart, she ink blend even more hearts onto her card with matching ink colors, Kitsch Flamingo and Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxides.

To finish off, she added a sentiment from Birthday Wishes and applied some Diamond Stickles & more sparkly embellishments!

Thank you so much Mimi for sharing this sweet inspiration!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


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A Lovely Japan Themed Just Because Card by Giorgia!

Hi Friends! We are super excited that Giorgia Malavasi is joining our Digital Design Team starting this month! Giorgia is super talented and I love her style of cards! Follow her on Instagram for more of her inspirations!

Today Giorgia is sharing this beautiful Japan themed card she made using our latest Kawaii Japan Digital stamp set!

She masked a circular background and blended it using Distress inks and chalk inks. I’m loving the white steamy detail that she created which compliments the scattered sakura across the panel!

She printed the digis out and colored them with Copics. I love the calm & soothing looking color choices.

The she cut the images out using her Cricut, with a slight offset to all of the images. Cricut is always a great alternative to fuzzy cutting as it gives you those precise crisp cuts. I love how the offset makes a nice ‘hugging’ cut to the sentiment.

She finished off by adding some white detailing on and around the sakura images. Thank you so much Giorgia for sharing this gorgeous creation and a big welcome to the Team!

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


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 to check out the new collection of digis now!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Year of the Rabbit!

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! This year is the year of the Rabbit. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope!

Today I have a card to share in wishing all of you a prosperous year ahead!

For this card I wanted to create a stencil embossed look. I inked a piece of white cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ using Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink. I laid the Ripple Tide stencil on my inked panel, then put a piece of baby wipe on top, followed by an embossing mat, then an impression pad at the very top. I ran the whole sandwich through my die cut machine (Sizzix Big Shot).

The moisture from the baby wipe reacts with the Distress Oxide ink producing a soft and subtle pattern on my panel.

I adhered this panel onto matching Santa heavyweight cardstock of A2 size, leaving a 1/2″ border.

I stamped out two koi from the Legend of the Koi stamp set and die cut it using the coordinating die. I gold heat embossed the sentiments from the same stamp set onto Santa heavyweight cardstock and adhered them onto my patterned background.

I put foam tape on the back of the koi for the added dimension added a little sparkle on them using Wink of Stella glitter pen, and finally finished the card with a few gems.

I hope you like this inspiration! Wish you all a lucky year to come!

Sharon for Penguin Palace