A Charming Birthday Card by Stephanie!

Hello crafty friends! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Stephanie is back today to share a super colorful birthday card!

Stephanie used our I Made You a Cake stand-alone die to create this gorgeous looking centre piece.

She used a bunch of cardstock scraps cut in different widths to create this eye catching rainbow hue background. I love how she kept her 2-tier cake mostly white which makes it really pops from the background.

The yellow polka dots were made using a tiny hole puncher. The sentiment was from our Bond With Nature Canada stamp set which she white heat embossed onto the icing piece.

This card is clean and simple, yet so vibrant and charming. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Stephanie!

It’s always a good idea to have a bunch of birthday cards on hands! So why not join our Challenge # 2 over on our Challenge Blog and create you own birthday card! Our Challenge theme this month is BIRTHDAYS! Upload your creation for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to our Shop (don’t forget to tag us using #penguinpalaceprojects)! This month’s challenge runs until 13 June at 11:59 PDT and winner will be announced on 15 Jun at the beginning of our next challenge!

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3 steps to create a quick and simple card

New Video – 3 Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Encouragement Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you had a good weekend. Today I have a new video up on our YouTube Channel. In this video, I outlined 3 Simple Steps that I often use to create a quick and simple card.

My card panels were cut out using dies from the Cross Stitched and Dots Large Rectangle Overlays and the Cross Stitched and Dots Small Rectangle Overlays.

First I created my background using the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM combined with the Stencils 360°TM tool. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac for my ink blending. You’ll notice that instead of sticking to one side of my stencil, I flipped my stencil to the other side for inking as well. I really like the added depth that this little trick creates.

Then I took a large sentiment from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and silver heat embossed it to my card. And finally, I added gems along the inner diameter of the circular patterns for some extra sparkle!

Check out my video over on our YouTube Channel for my detailed tutorial.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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A Friendship Card Inspiration from Candice

Happy Friday crafty friends! I’d like to remind all that we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge over on our PP Challenge Blog. Enter before 13th May for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our store!

Today Candice have for us a beautiful friendship card inspiration. She used the Twist-n-Pop Surprise Stand-Alone die to create this fun interactive card.

She created two mini-scenes on each of the rectangle die cut panels by stamping, masking, some of the adorable critters from the My BFF stamp set. She ink blended the background using Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Inks, and then removed the masks to add some copic coloring.

She ink blended the side decorative panels with the same distress oxide inks. These colors match perfectly to this month’s Color Palette Inspiration for our Monthly Challenge!

To finish off, she added two tabs with sentiments from the My BFF stamp set. I love the white highlights she added to the stamped images to make them pop! The coolest thing is that this pop-up card folds flat and fits into a 6 x 6″ envelope for mailing!

Thank you so much for this super delightful inspiration Candice!

Now is your turn, don’t forget to upload your entry on our Challenge Blog and your social media by 13th May and hashtag using #penguinpalaceprojects!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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Rainbows & Butterflies

New Video – Intro to Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have for you a new video on our YouTube Channel, featuring the new Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM.

Since we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge this month, I have created a card which is based on this month’s challenge color palette inspiration! Head to ppstampschallenge.blog for more details on this challenge!

For my card, I used the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM for the background. I blended just ONE color on each of my 60 degree rotations. I used a combination of Distress oxide inks including Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry to create this soft pastel palette.

I used our Never Lose Hope stand-alone die and cut out 3 pieces using Cotton Candy – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and stacked them together to create some depth. I used the shadow die on the blended background to create a little window to house the sentiment, and used the same color cardstock for my back panel. I really love the tone-on-tone effect.

I had so much fun creating this card. Watch my step-by-step video over on our YouTube Channel!

I really hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! Don’t forget that this month’s challenge runs until May 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on May 15th at the beginning of our next challenge! What are you waiting for? Upload your creations onto our challenge blog and share your creations onto social media using hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects!

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cinematic shadow box

Adorable Penguins Shadow Box Card With Allison!

Hello crafty friends! We are super excited because today is the launch of our brand new Challenge Blog at Penguin Palace! Head over to our new blog for more details from Candice, and participate in our Challenge #1 for a chance to win $25 Gift Certificate to our shop!

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Today, Allison is back to share a super adorable shadow box card!

Allison used the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand-Alone die to set her scene. Instead of using the box’s back panel die cut included in this die set, she die cut mountain silhouette and landscapes using dies from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder – Dies & Stencil Set and made a series of snowy hills and slopes – such an innovative idea!

She stamped out some adorable images from the Penguin Agenda stamp set, die cut them using the coordinating dies, and scattered them over the four levels of insert tabs.

This shadow box die gives you lots of room to create the best scenes! I just love these cute little critters!

Another cool thing about this shadow box is that it folds flat and fits into a standard slimline envelope for mailing! Super convenient!

The scripty sentiment on the front of the box really ties the scene together!

To finish off, she added snowflakes embellishments and hand-drawn a bunch of snow balls for some added details!

Thank you so much Allison! Your card is so amazing and inspiring!

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