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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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Reveal & Inspiration Chapter Spring 2021 Day 4

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 4

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Hello and welcome back to Day 4 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter. Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at! YAYYY!!!!! Grab the FREE GIFT with purchase of 80CAD+/65USD+! This key chain is super adorable and features one of our favourite characters from the Rabbit Café stamp set! So take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last!

Please continue to visit our blog for the rest of the week for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Today we have 2 more stand-alone die to showcase so let’s get to it! If you missed our Day 1 Intro + Giveaway, click HERE so you don’t miss out!

Today’s first showcase is the Cinematic Shadow Box stand-alone dies. Unlike other smaller shadow boxes you’ve seen, this die set allows you to create a much wider box to house even more adorable characters for the perfect scene!  With the background panel plus 4 nos. of insert tabs, you can have as many as 5 layers in your shadow box with the 2″ depth! How awesome is that?!

Check out this amazing scene Ashley created with this Cinematic Shadow Box! Her background was ink blended beautifully using Distress Oxide inks in Crackling Campfire, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber with a touch of gold splatter. She placed her adorable images from the Beautiful Africa stamp set on the four insert tabs. She stamped out a sweet sentiment from the set onto the front decorative panel. This card is super fun and vibrant!

Stephanie designed this card with the idea of a Luau in mind. I love how she added the wavy slopes (die cut from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder dies) to the insert tabs. She also used the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder die to add the mountains silhouette on her back panel! The cute images from Aloha Hawaii stamp set were arranged on the different levels of the Cinematic Shadow Box. What an awesome scene!

Candice used images from the Beautiful Africa stamp set for her shadow box. I love how she ink blended her two side panels and all of the 5 insert tabs with Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio to achieve the green forest look! The blue sky was also beautifully blended. The punny sentiment “You Are Ele-Phantastic” finished off the card perfectly!

I made my shadow box using stamps from Bond With Nature Canada. The best thing about this card is that the completed shadow box folds flat to fit a slimline #9 or #10 envelope! Do you see the stitched rocky mountains at the back of the card? These were created using the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Dies + Stencil set! This new 2 in 1 set gives the perfect way for creating beautiful landscapes.

As promised, please click HERE to watch the step by step video on our YouTube Channel!

The next product we’d like to showcase today is the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies! This set has four different lengths of slit die cuts you can choose from to cut out tracks to form the moving mechanism. This set also includes two slimline rectangle stackables with neat and simple dotted borders that is ideal for all different types of greeting cards!

Allison made an incredible scene using the images from Beautiful Africa. She colored all images with Copics. I love how she altered the images of the jeep and the little girl, combined them with the pull tab mechanism to make it look like she was cruising in the jeep – how clever! I also like how she layered the trees for the added dimension. To finish off she added a super sweet sentiment “I love you, no lion”!

Gladys’s card is super adorable. I love how she arranged her pull tab to make the lion (from Beautiful Africa) appear from behind the bush! It sure will put a smile on the recipient’s face! I also adore the soft-tone she adopted, which adds a special warm vibe to this safari scene!

If you’ve been following since our Sneak Peeks, you would have seen my card above. I created a desert scene with images from Beautiful Africa. The three dimensional sand dunes were created using the Desert Landscape Scene Builder Dies & Stencil Set. This new set gives you the tools for making beautiful and unique landscapes, especially on slimline cards. I adhered the camel to my pull tab to make it stroll along the desert! If you haven’t yet watch my step by step tutorial on this Pull Tab die set, please click HERE to watch it over on our YouTube Channel!

That concludes our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, please head over to our Day 1 Post for a chance to win our GIVEAWAYS! You only have until tomorrow 26 Mar 11:59pm PST to enter! We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Cinematic Shadow Box and Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies.

We still have two more days of full reveal 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


Spring 2021 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 1

Hello everyone! It’s Sharon here from Penguin Palace! I’m super excited to announce that our Spring 2021 New Release is just around the corner!  We have something fun for EVERYONE in this release! New products range from cute and adorable stamps, to refreshing stand-alone dies, to new additions to our exclusive collection of circular stencils which some of you have been enjoy playing with! If you haven’t got your hands on our Stencils 360° tool yet, now’s the time!

The theme of our new stamp sets in this release is “Around the World”! We are starting this whole new collection that will take you to different destinations around the globe!

For today’s Sneak Peek, I made a wide shadow box card using a few of our new products. If you look closely, you’ll notice that this stamp set is themed around Canada (where we’re from)! These cute images are from a set named Bond With Nature – Canada.

To house these adorable images, I took the Cinematic Shadow Box die. This new stand-alone die set forms a card that measures 6 1/2″ wide x 3 3 /4″ tall by 2″ in depth, and you can include as much as 4 layers of insert tabs!

With this wide space, you can create much bigger 3-dimensional scenes than before! The best thing is that it lays flat for mailing and fits into a slimline envelope!

Do you see the stitched rocky mountains at the back of the card? These were created using the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Dies + Stencil set! This new 2 in 1 set allows you to easily create beautiful landscapes. I’ll explain much more about this set during our Reveal & Inspiration Chapter, so stay tuned!

The blue pallete cardstocks in this card are also from our new release. These are all 100 lb. heavyweight cardstock, and are just a few among the new and refreshing colors that we’ll be launching next week!

I hope you enjoy today’s sneak peek. Stick around as Sneak Peeks continue to the 21st Mar, followed by our Reveal & Inspiration Chapter + Giveaways which starts on 22nd Mar (next Monday)!  We’ll have beautiful and inspiring sample projects from our talented Creative Team + prizes to win! So don’t go anywhere!

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace