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An Interactive Cinematic Shadow Box – A Busy Street Scene!

Hi! I hope all of you are having a great week! Today I am sharing one of the biggest shadow scene I’ve ever made! This card is themed around a busy street with lots of fun elements!

I used the Cinematic Shadow Box stand alone die cut to create the backbone of my card. You can have up to 4 tabs in this shadow box which gives great dimension and lots of room to fit ample stamped images!

I combined images from a bunch of different stamp sets including The Sweetest Truck, Rabbit Cafe, Happy Track and Field (Chapter 2), Fun Adventure, and Sweet Ride.

I thought why not take it to the next level and combine this shadow box with an interactive element! I used the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab – Stand-Alone Die to make the Ice Cream truck move down this busy street!

Check out this card in action below!

I used the Sidewalk Scene Builder – Stand-Alone Die to die cut the two sidewalks on The Sandstone Series – Smokey Eyes – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and then added splashes of paints. For the background wall, I blended Distress Oxide Inks on the Mega Blocks stencil and die cut it using the large dotted border die from the Cinematic Shadow Box.

I just love making these mini scenes on this shadow box! Acetate played a big part in the assembly of this card.

I used acetate for a couple of the tabs in the box so that the road background could show through. I added acetate to mimic the Ice Cream Truck’s windows. I also used it for placing the music notes that are coming from the ice-cream truck!

To keep everything in perspective, I laid out the images so that larger characters go near the front and smaller ones go at the back.

I stamped out a sentiment from The Sweetest Truck on the front tab of the box which I had trimmed down to show more of the sidewalk at the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and thank you so much for stopping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Colorful Mini Slimline Card With Guest Designer Michelle!

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! Our Guest Designer Michelle Short is sharing a delightful rainbow hue mini slimline card over at her blog today!

Her card features the We Are Right For Each Other stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

She stamped out some adorable images from this set and Copic Colored them before die cutting them out with the coordinating dies.

She also picked out some words to form this lovely sentiment. I love how these words stamp to fit perfectly onto the puzzle pieces!

For the background, She blended Distress Inks in rainbow hues on to a panel of white cardstock and spritzed water on top for the extra texture.

Once dried, it was adhered to the mini slimline card base with foam tape and then the images added on top with more foam tape.

I love the wide contrasting black border which I think really brings out the rainbow colors!

Thank you so much Michelle, your card is super adorable! We are thrilled to have you Guest Design for us for the past few weeks!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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An Adorable Shadow Box Card by Mimi!

Hello everyone! Mimi is back today with a super adorable shadow box inspiration!

She custom made her own shadow box measuring about 5 3/4 long to set the scene. She also made a couple of one inch wide tabs to fit into her box.

She then adhered her beautifully colored critters from the Inseparable stamp set on the different tabs to create the three dimensional look!

She added a bunch of accessory images such as the muffin, coffees from Rabbit Cafe. I also love the scattered flowers and how she used the dance floor image from Fun Night Out as the picnic blanket – so clever!

The sentiment on the front of the box is from Unity and Friendship Quotes. The hanging banner flags on the tree (also from Inseparable) gives her card the perfect finishing touch!

Thank you Mimi for your charming shadow box card! It is super sweet!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Sending Warm Hugs … from Candice!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Candice is with us today sharing a Just Because card with a theme inspired by this month’s Penguin Palace card challange!

Her card was inspired by our Challenge #14: Geometric!

She started by blending a rainbow background using Distress Oxide inks. I just love this rainbow hue!

Then she blended a few slightly darker shades of the same colors through our new Hieroglyphs stencil to create a tone on tone geometric-inspired background! This versatile stencil lets you create an interesting background for any type of card!

She stamped and Copic-colored one of the images from the Inseparable stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating die.

Next, she white heat-embossed the “Sending Warm Hugs” sentiment from the Unity and Friendship Quotes onto some gray cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. I love how this coordinating die trims closely to the letters for a very detailed finished look. She then finished her card with some sparkly embellishments!

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 challenge theme 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 June 29th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from both challenges #13 and #14 which will be announced on July 1st at the beginning of challenge #15!

So what are you waiting for?! Simply link up your project over on our challange blog, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Thank you so much Candice for your colorful inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Brilliant Friendship Card with Mimi!

Hi guys! Mimi is back today to share this adorable friendship card with us! She stenciled a subtle background using the Hieroglyphs Penguin Perfect Patterns from our latest Spring/Summer release.

These darling critters are from We Are Right For Each Other also from our latest Spring/Summer release! I love how she hand drawn a portion of a heart on all of the images, to create the idea that all the pieces come together to form a big red heart! So sweet!

I love how she randomly scattered the sentiment “You are the missing piece of my puzzle”, which matches the theme of the card perfectly!

Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant design with us Mimi!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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