International Women's Day

4th International Women’s Day Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! Today’s 8th March 2022, and I am super excited to be a part of the 4th International Women’s Day Instagram Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. Head over to the Women.Beyoutifully.You IG account to start hopping and discover lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND chances to win!

For today’s IG hop, I made this encouragement card which I hope could bring everyone some positive energy! This background was created using Botanical Garden Stencils 360° on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 60°.

I ink blended a combination of six pastel inks from Catherine Pooler, namely Melon Ice, Mint To Be, It’s a Girl, Bellini, It’s a Boy and Sweet Sixteen. I used one color on each turn of my stencil to create this multi-colored stenciled background without any masking needed!

I Copic colored an adorable image from our yet-to-be released stamp set called Inseparable (a little sneak peek for you!). I used the fade-out no-line coloring ink from InkOn3 to stamp out my image as I thought this would coordinate well with the pastel background.

I clear heat embossed a sentiment “Together We Are Stronger” (another little sneak peek from our soon-to-be released stamp set called Unity and Friendship Quotes!); which I think ties in perfectly with this card’s encouragement theme.

I adhered my panel onto White-Sand Beach – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock which compliments my blended ink colors. Finally I added some gems for a little sparkle. Watch this clip to see the step by step process!

I hope you enjoy this inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, and supportive of each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, and don’t forget to head over to Women Beyoutifully You’s FB page and play along in their linky party for another chance to win!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


An Egyptian Themed Cinematic Shadow Box Card with Guest Designer Yan!

Hello, thanks so much for stopping by! And we’re thrilled to have Yan Au guest designing for us today!

Her card features the Cinematic shadow box stand alone die, which is a the perfect way to create a grand & impactful scene! I love the way she colored these adorable little images from the Mysterious Egypt stamp set!

This shadow box can house four super long tabs that are positioned at different levels, which makes it super easy to lay out all the images! I love how she drew and colored a mega pyramid in the backdrop which adds a special interest to the card!

I also adore the patterned paper that she created on the back panel with the tiny images from the set! She also added a sentiment on the front decorative panel to finish off her card!

Thank you so much Yan, this card is so awesome!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


An Adorable Encouragement Card with Candice!

Hello everyone! Time certainly flies and tomorrow is the Lunar New Year! I’d like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous year of the Tiger!

I have a very cute card to share today so let’s dive right in!

Candice created a beautiful background using the Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° with dye ink colors inspired by this month’s Penguin Palace Challenge

This Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° creates gorgeous backgrounds in very little time and it’s a great alternative to patterned paper!

She stamped the hugging kitties image from My BFF onto a heart and colored them using Copic markers.

I love how she die cut two hearts and placed them behind the kitties to create a focal point!

She also white heat embossed the sentiment and added some embellishments to finish off the card.

We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the above color palette to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This month’s challenge runs until February 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to which will be announced on February 15th at the beginning of our next challenge on!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Butterfly Inspirations with Stefanie and Karen!

Hi everyone, hope you’re having a great week! I’m sharing two gorgeous creations from our team this evening and they both happen to have butterflies as the core element of the card!

First we have Stefanie’s card! Her creation is so bright and delightful!

She blended a beautiful background using the Mega Blocks – Penguin Perfect Patterns 6×6 stencil. I love how she used Layer 4 from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies and pair it with vellum to create this dreamy look – so gorgeous!

I also love how this card works for a lot of different occasions; anniversaries, friendships, just because, valentine’s, you name it!

Next we have Karen’s inspiration. Her card also features the butterfly from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. She picked just one of the dies from Layer 3. I really love how this intricate die alone gives a card an elegant focal point!

For the background, she used the Slimline Oriental Cover Die. This is a slimline cover die, and she cleverly trimmed this off so that it works for her standard size card!

The sentiment is from Magical Christmas Sentiments. She added a few gems to finish it off.

Thank you so much Stefanie and Karen for your wonderful inspirations!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Chinese New Year Card with Candice!

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome back! I wish all of you a prosperous and healthy 2022!

Did you know that Chinese New Year (CNY) – Year of the Tiger is coming up on the 1st of February?! Candice is back today to share a card to celebrate just that!

I love this gorgeous background which Candice created! She used the Fun Doodle Dividers and stamped a few of the images in a radial pattern using ink colors inspired by this month’s Penguin Palace Challenge. Head to our Challenge Blog for more details!

Next she used the Legend of The Koi stamp set, did a couple of the different layering stamp options to create this pair of beautiful koi. She cut them out with the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts and adhered them to the front panel with foam tape.

She white heat embossed the sentiment on a banner cut out of our Night Sky Premium Cardstock. I love the focal point she created with the images from the Fun Doodle Dividers stamp set which sets the scene for the koi!

Thank you much Candice for sharing this awesome card!

Thanks for visiting our blog, have a great day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace