Inspiration Week Giveaway Post

November Inspiration Week – Giveaway Post!

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week! Our new Fall/Winter 2021 Release is now available at http://www.ppstamps.com! Hooray!

Starting today we will focus on more products from our new Fall/Winter Release, with our Creative Team’s card samples, and more Giveaways!

Today is our showcase of Floral Garden Cover Die. This stand-alone die set is super g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! It is one of the most versatile die sets to have in your craft stash as you can use it for so many different types of cards!

Make sure to make it all of the way to the bottom for a chance to win! Now let’s take a look at some awesome projects from our Creative Team!

Using this 5 x 7 Floral Garden Cover Die on deep navy blue cardstocks and pairing it with a golden die-cut butterfly from Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies, Stefanie’s card is looking super elegant and classy! I’m in love with the tone-on-tone effect on this card.

She only used Layers 3 and 4 from the layered die set yet her butterfly looks absolutely stunning! The gold heat embossed sentiment was from Magical Christmas Sentiments. I love the matching gold sequins as the finishing touch!

Julie made a charming anniversary card while also pairing this cover die with the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. She used all of the 4 layers in the layered die set to create her delightful butterflies. The layering details on these are so amazing!

I love her mini belly band design on where she added a French sentiment which I find truly unique!

Karen created a white on white background with this cover die which gave her card a light and graceful feel! She trimmed down her panel to create a frame for her card. She then added a butterfly silhouette using just Layer 1 from Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. The simple sentiment is also from the Magical Christmas Sentiments.

I love how she added a line of gems to accentuates the butterfly silhouette and the pop of colors against the pure white background!

Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this November Inspiration Chapter, we are having 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on this BLOG and the other on our INSTAGRAM page!

BLOG Giveaway:

Each of you will have at most 4 chances to enter on THIS post.  Feel free to do all 4 to maximize your chance of winning!  (ie. if you do all 4, you will have 4 different comments here on THIS post)! (make sure you are not replying to a previous comment but leaving a new comment each time)

  1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Join our Facebook Fan Group and leave another comment on this blog post.
  3. Follow our Facebook Page and leave another comment on this blog post.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest and leave another comment on this blog post. 

We will randomly pick out one lucky winner from this blog, who will receive a $30 Gift Card to our Shop!

INSTAGRAM Giveaway:

Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the November Inspiration Week – Giveaway Post, follow the directions there for a chance to win!

We will randomly pick out one lucky winner from IG, who will receive 3 new stamp sets of their choice from our Fall/Winter Release!

You have until 19 Nov 21 (Sat) 9:00pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 20 Nov 21!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of the Floral Garden Cover Die.

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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Fall/Winter 2021 New Release – Reveal Day 4

Hello and welcome back to Day 4 of Reveal Week! Our new Fall/Winter Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! Woohoo!!!!! Don’t forget about our FREE SHIPPING deal for purchases over 65CAD+ within Canada / or 78USD+ across the United States. To check out FREE SHIPPING deals to other countries, please click HERE!

Tomorrow will be our Reveal Wrap Up and this week’s Giveaway Winners announcement! If you missed our Day 1 Intro & Giveaway, click HERE to find out more!

Today I am super excited to introduce to you one of our new circular stencils in the Stencils 360°TM series, called the Abstract Butterfly!

Abstract Butterfly Stencils 360°TM

If you are new to our innovative Stencils 360°TM, please head over to our YouTube channel and watch our Intro Video about this awesome tool!

From the image above, you can see there’re 4 circles as the Alignment Marker. Therefore, to achieve its intended design, follow these 3 simple steps:

It’s that simple! But of course, it can be fun to break the rules and explore new looks! And that’s the best thing about this tool! You can achieve so many different looks with just ONE single stencil!

Let’s take a look at what I mean in the next two cards!

Karen ink blended only the larger butterfly on the stencil and rotated her stencil by 60° each time (jumping 2 intervals on the ‘circle’ scale instead of 4). By doing this, she ended up with six butterflies in an array of colors after one full turn!

I love that she used a large canvas and then split it into two; and voilà, she got herself 2 cards! The two sentiments are from the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set.

Next we have Candice’s card. Instead of inking up both butterflies on the stencil, she also chose to ink up the larger butterfly of the two. She used a turning interval of 60° (again jumping 2 cirlces in each turn). I absolutely love the rainbow hue on this card! Notice how the colors blended on her note card also go seamlessly with these pretty butterflies!

She added matching-color gems to finished off her card together with a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Enchanting Paris stamp set.

Finally we have my card! I wanted to show you what it would look like if you did follow the Alignment Marker and rotate your stencil at 120° intervals (ie. jumping 4 intervals each time as shown in my images at the top). And this is what you’d get!

I used two different ink colors from the Catherine Pooler collections, namely Juniper Mist and Green Tea for my blending. I wanted to create a cut-it-up look on my card, so I cut my card into 3 long vertical sections.

I adhered them onto our Navy Blazer cardstock and added a belly band using our Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper, and finished it off with an outline butterfly (die cut from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies) in Vintage Beetle to go with my stenciled butterflies.

The sentiment “Handmade With Love” was from the Magical Christmas Sentiment stamp set which I white heat embossed onto the Grand Piano cardstock.

That concludes our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 post and participate in our BLOG + IG GIVEAWAYS! You have until TONIGHT 9:00pm PST to enter. Don’t miss your chances! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram tomorrow 16 Oct.

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of the Abstract Butterfly Stencils 360°TM!

Tomorrow we will have our Fall/Winter 2021 New Release Giveaway Winner Reveal and Wrap Up, including a look at our new series of Spectrum collection heavyweight cardstocks! Then In November, we will take a look at some of the other products from our new release with more Giveaways, so stay tuned!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Fall/Winter 2021 New Release – Reveal Week – Day 1 (GIVEAWAY POST)

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to our Fall/Winter 2021 Reveal Week Day 1 and THIS is also our GIVEAWAY Post! Our New Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! Don’t forget about our FREE SHIPPING deal for purchases over 65CAD+ (within Canada) / or 78USD+ (across the United States).

Visit our blog this week (12 Oct to 16 Oct) for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Most importantly, continue reading for a chance to win some prizes! Our new release includes 5 new stamp sets & coordinating dies, 3 new stand-alone dies (one of which is our very first layered die set which I’m very excited about!), 5 new circular Stencils 360°TM, 3 new 6×6 stencils and an amazing collection of colored cardstocks! We will be focusing on some of those products this week, and then in early November (2 Nov to 6 Nov) we will have another Inspiration Week where we will continue to showcase other products from this release (with more Giveaways)!

Now let’s jump right in! Today is our showcase of the Legend Of The Koi stamp set & coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts; and our first set of Layered Dies, the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies!

Our Creative Team has made the most amazing samples! We also have new videos coming up this week over on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to check them out later in the week to get more inspirations!

First up we have Stefanie’s creation featuring the Legend Of The Koi stamp set.

This layering stamp set is so much fun to play with. Stefanie chose different layers from this stamp set to create these two gorgeous koi fish. I love her watercolor background which compliments the fish beautifully.

I am loving the gold heat embossed sentiment as well! The details on these koi are just stunning!

Next up is Julie’s creation!

She used the new Handcrafted Porcelain stencil to create this gorgeous background. I love the splash of paint for the added movement. Her koi are super sharp and eye catching!

The white heat embossed sentiment on black cardstock finishes the card perfectly.

There are just so many different combinations you can use to stamp out the koi. I thought I’d showcase four of them by using a slimline card!

For my background I used the Slimline Oriental Cover die. I wanted some shimmer on the background so I decided to do a shaker card.

This is a no-bulk shaker, which means I did not use any foam tape for my shaker pocket but instead I only used some double-sided adhesive. This way, there is just enough movement but not too much that it would be too distracting.

I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp out the outlines of my koi fish and clear heat embossed them to get a shiny finish.

Our next showcase is the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. I am in love with this Layered die set because this is so versatile and gives gorgeous results! You can simply use the Set 1 cover dies to create an exquisite look of a colorful layered butterfly emerging from a dotted sunburst background; or use Set 2 alone for a beautifully layered butterfly with intricate details.  You can even combine the two sets for the extra dimension! 

First we have Candice’s creation. Even though she did not used all of the layers for this card, you can already see the beautiful details that this die set gives!

I love the white on white background. The Sentiment on this card is from the Enchanting Paris stamp set.

Finally, we have here my A2 size card. Using ALL seven dies from this set I die cut all the pieces using Navy Blazer for layer 1 (the very bottom layer), and Grape Macaron for layer 3, and Lime Punch for layer 4 (the very top layer). In each respective layer, I adhered Set 2 on top of Set 1, to create this extra depth to my card. I then adhered all layers together starting with layer 1 on the bottom, working my way up to layer 4 at the top.

I blended Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, and Cracked Pistachio on my note card and adhered my layered die cuts onto my note card. I also added a a white heat embossed sentiment from our Heartfelt Note stamp set on to the matching Navy Blazer cardstock.

Finally I added some mixed sized and colors gems to give it the extra sparkle.

For my next card, I used the stand-alone butterfly dies from Layer 1 and Layer 4 to create this inlaid butterfly. This is a fun way to make full use of this die set.

I used the new Handmade Porcelain Stencil for my background, and I stamped out Heartfelt thanks from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set. I mixed and match some glitter cardstock with the Lime Punch cardstock for this technique. For the outline of the butterfly I used the deep Navy Blazer cardstock which I thought really gives the butterfly a sharp defined look.

Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this Fall/Winter 2021 Reveal Chapter, we are having 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our BLOG and the other on our INSTAGRAM page!

BLOG Giveaway:

Each of you will have at most 4 chances to enter on THIS post.  Feel free to do all 4 to maximize your chance of winning!  (ie. if you do all 4, you will have 4 different comments here on THIS post)!

  1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Join our Facebook Fan Group and leave another comment on this blog post.
  3. Follow our Facebook Page and leave another comment on this blog post.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest and leave another comment on this blog post. 

For the BLOG Giveaway, we will randomly pick out ONE lucky winner, who will receive all 5 sets of the newly released Stencils 360° circular stencils!

INSTAGRAM Giveaway:

Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the Fall/Winter 2021 Reveal Week (Giveaway Post), follow the directions on that post for a chance to win!

For the INSTAGRAM Giveaway, we will also randomly pick out ONE lucky winner, who will receive all 5 new stamp sets from this new release!

You have until 15 Oct 9:00pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 16 Oct!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of the Legend Of The Koi and Butterfly Emergence.

We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week 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

Slimline Picnic Scene with Anja!

Hi guys! Wish you all had a very Happy Canada Day yesterday. Today we have Anja sharing another slimline card with us!

This slimline is telling a story and I love it! Anja combined images from The Sweetest Truck, Never Give Up, My BFF, Summer Sunshine and the Bee Happy stamp sets!

She die cut 3 stitched slimline panels to create the sky and the grassy hills scene. I love the Distress Oxide ink blending on the background. She used Tumbled Glass for the sky, and Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters for the grassy hills.

I love the smiley trees which are built using the images from My BFF stamp set, the bunnies, flowers, butterflies and the kitty in the trolley are also from the same set.

The other characters are a mixture of images from Summer Sunshine, Sweetest Truck and the Bee Happy stamp sets. All of the images were colored using Copics and aren’t they lovely!!

I love that she added some cute refreshments on the table (those adorable sushis are from Never Give Up stamp set) to make the scene even more interesting! Looks like this bunch is having a great party!

She assembled her card using both liquid glue and foam tape to create a bit of dimension to the card.

Thank you Anja! This scene is so full of fun!

Penguin Palace

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A Sweet Encouragement Shaker Card With Jo!

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Jo is back to share a super sweet card with us today! You can watch her video tutorial below or over on our YouTube Channel!

Jo combined images from My BFF, The Sweetest Truck, and the Bee Happy stamp sets.

To create her shaker window, she used both the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays and the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays.

I really love the look of the grassy fields. She used tiny rainbows as her shaker elements which matches perfectly with the smiley rainbow from the My BFF stamp set.

The sentiments, “Tomorrow will be a good day” and “I have your back” were both from the My BFF stamp set. Thank you Jo! This scene is so amazing!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Penguin Palace

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