June Inspiration Week – Day 4

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s June Inspiration Week – Day 4! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our blog Giveaway Post from Wednesday or to our IG Giveaway Post where you can leave your comments for chances to win a Special Goodie Bag worth over $170CAD/$130USD!

Today we’ll be showcasing one more circular stencil from our latest 360° collection, the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°! The set contains a 6″ stencil and a 4″ stencil.  Use these stencils together or separately. With these, you can create something truly unique by choosing different rotating intervals! There is no right or wrong, just let your creativity takes you to new grounds with this fun floral design.  There are just so many possibilities!

Today we are so honoured to have 3 Guest Designers sharing their inspirations with us. First up is Jessica, I’m sure you’re familiar with her amazing work. I am in love with this soft palette!

The sentiment is from the Unity and Friendship Quotes stamp set. I just love how these pastel colors come together flawlessly on the 6″ stencil! The rotation and overlapping of the stencil design create this gorgeous pattern that is truly one of a kind!

Next up we have Guest Designer Cheryl who created two cards for us today. Instead of using the 6″ stencil, Cheryl used only the small 4″ stencil for her first card.

She rotated the 4″ stencil at 15 degrees to achieve the pattern in the center, and 30 degrees for the rest of the offset patterns in the corners. See how the pattern becomes fuller as the angle of rotation gets smaller? She added the little girl from Rabbit Cafe as the focal point. She then stamped out more accessory images in matching colors to finish off the card. Love this look!

For her second card, she used the 6″ stencil as the background. While rotating her stencil, she also did some intentional masking to create a fun layered look for her design where the five colors are stacked on top of one another.

The cute kitties and sentiment are from the My BFF stamp set. I love the matching colors on the critters and the background!

Our final Guest Designer is Ilda from (I) (L)ove (D)oing (A)ll things crafty! Her first card is a bright rainbow hue shaker!

She used water-based inks that blended out the rainbow with the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°™. For this card, she really took it to the next level! Instead of making reference to one of the scales on the 360° Base, she rotated it freehand to create this perfect rainbow flower with 11 rotations – super creative!

She then used different-sized circle dies to cut out the inner and outer circles and the card base to create this charming shaker card!

For her next card, she offset her canvas prior to commencing inking to blend the flowers in the corners.

To add centers to the flowers she used a couple of the clear stencils from The Mandalas Bundle Stencils 360°™.  I love the added glimmer paste for the extra sparkle!

She used the Thank you sentiment from the So Blessed set to heat emboss on vellum and wrapped it around the bottom half of the card, finishing it with a sub sentiment from the same stamp set.  I really love the soft look created with the vellum!

On both cards, she added some pearls for some extra detailing and pops of color.

Finally we have our Creative Team member Julie’s creation!

She ink blended and rotated the large stencil at a smaller interval to create lots of overlays. She then further blended with the smaller stencil in a darker color in the center. All these overlays make it look so intriguing!

The cute critter family is from the Inseparable stamp set and the sentiment was taken from Unity and Friendship Quotes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We have one more day of new inspirations tomorrow, and our Wrap Up and Winners Reveal is next Monday, so stay tuned!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


June Inspiration Week – Day 3

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s June Inspiration Week – Day 3! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our blog Giveaway Post from Wednesday or to our IG Giveaway Post where you can leave your comments to win a Special Goodie Bag worth over $170CAD/$130USD!

Today we’ll be showcasing our newest floral circular stencil, the Centerpiece Stencils 360°! This specially designed stencil lets you create a gorgeous multi-color floral card without the need for masking, and without the need to layer multiple stencils!

I’m super excited that we are joined by two amazingly talented Guest Designers today! First we have Jeannie’s trio of cards!

By inking and rotating this stencil at 120deg (2 rotations), she created this beautifully blended floral card! The layout of her first card is darling! I love how the yellow tone cardstock ties in with the floral design.

The black strip of cardstock also gives the perfect contrast to her card. The sentiment is from the So Blessed stamp set.

Her next card is in landscape format.

I just love the dark violet hue card base that really brings out her selection of ink colors!

She then went for a deep lavender hue on her last card in portrait. This card is super elegant!

The sentiment is also from the So Blessed stamp set.

Our next Guest Designer is Allison! For her first card, after completing blending and rotation, she filled in even more florals at random.

I love the added accents using copic markers! Really adds the right amount of details and depths!

Her next card is more of a muted card, she selectively stenciled the flowers around the sentiment.

This panel was cut with the dot-pierced die from the Cinematic Shadow Box set. I love the gold heat embossed sentiment.

Finally, a shout-out to one of our commenters Eliza for requesting more YouTube tutorials! I truly appreciate your feedback! Below is a short reel of this stencil in action! I used a combination of 3 Distress Oxides for blending.

Then I simply white heat embossed my sentiment onto Navy Blazer Cardstock, die cut it and adhered them with foam tape onto my card.

To finish off, I added some shimmery butterfly embellishments for the extra sparkle!

Thank you so much Jeannie and Allison for joining this Inspiration Week and your awesome cards!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase the next few days so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Card Duos Featuring the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Hello crafty friends! Before we get into today’s cards, I’d like to announce that our very first Penguin Palace Challenge will be happening TOMORROW! We’re launching a brand new Blog in which all of our future Challenges will be hosted. Play along in this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Stay tuned for more details!

Today I have for you a new video, featuring the new Hearts Bouquet stencil from our latest release!

This stencil is so much fun to play with. You can choose different rotations to create different looks for your cards. For today, I made a card duo using one 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ large canvas cut from the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

I used a turning interval of 30° for my design. For my first round of inking, I used Speckled Egg on the irregular shaped cluster of hearts and Tattered Rose on the big outlined heart while jumping from one solid circle to the next. Then I used Blueprint Sketch on my second next round of inking while jumping from one outlined circle to the next.

After completing the artwork, I used the small dotted rectangle from the Cinematic Shadow Box dies, to cut my canvas into 2 cards. The heat embossed sentiments are from Heartfelt Notes. I used Navy Blazer and Vintage Beetle colored cardstock for my backing panels.

Watch my step-by-step video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

I hope you like these inspirations. Hope you’ll try them out for yourself! Don’t forget to tag your projects using #penguinpalaceprojects when uploading them onto social media!

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Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 1 (GIVEAWAY POST)

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to our Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter! Today is Day 1 and THIS is also our GIVEAWAY Post! Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! You will be eligible to receive a 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!

Visit our blog this week (22 Mar to 27 Mar) for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Most importantly, continue reading for a chance to win some prizes! Starting today we will be showcasing our 5 new stamp sets & coordinating dies, 6 new stand-alone dies, 2 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, and our new collection of cardstocks!

Now let’s jump right in! Today is our showcase of Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies, Mysterious Egypt stamp set & coordinating dies, and our 2 in 1 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

Our Creative Team has made the most amazing samples! We also have new videos near the end of this post and over on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to watch them to get more inspirations on these sets!

Each of the new stamp sets in this release is themed to a unique destination “Around the World”! Ashley created a fun scene with our Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies. Her card was assembled on a mini-slimline background measuring 3.5 x 6″. The background was ink-blended with Distress Oxide inks and I love the sparkling splatters that were added to all the layers. Camping is one of the outdoor activities that Canadian loves and there are so many adorable images you can choose from this set to create a fun camping scene! Ashley‘s scene is so adorable, what a fun way to wish someone Happy Birthday!

How adorable is Stephanie’s happy scene! I love how she added the marshmallows on sticks on both the characters! Looks like they are having such a great time! The mountain & landscapes were created using the die cuts from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set.

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Die Cuts

I love the addition of the little beaver (one of the most iconic animals of Canada!) and the punny sentiment is just so much fun!

The Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set also comes with this large stencil that will help you create beautiful landscape details such as grassy hill highlights, snowy hill tops, or even rocky mountains!

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Stencil

Stay tuned for our new video which will be released a little later this week!

Candice created a gorgeous scene using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set! All of her images were colored using Copic Markesr with the additional of some gold Gelly Roll accents, and die-cut using the coordinating dies. She made a mini-slimline measuring 6 3/8 x 3 5/8″. The front dotted borders panel was die-cut using one of the rectangle dies from the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand Alone Die which will be showcased later this week. I love how she stamped out the pyramid images with brown ink which really goes well with her blended hilly slopes background. Before adhering her card onto the card base, she ran a bronze paint pen around the edges, which is really cool as it adds some extra shine that matches the gold on the mini characters’ outfits!

Allison’s card is super cool! She used several different blue shades of Ranger alcohol ink on yupo paper, along with some gold mixative. She also pressed gold foil into the alcohol ink piece when it was almost dry so that it would stick to some of the spots that were still wet. I really love how she stamped the camel with versamark ink onto gold card stock and then heat embossed with white powder! The combination of gold cardstock and white power create such a sharp look! And I love the added touch of gemstones! I also love how she placed her other gold heat embossed images diagonally with partial die-cutting!

Finally, we have here my card. I made this slimline pull tab interactive card using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set and the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies which will be showcased that later this week. Check out my video below or on our YouTube channel to see how I created the desert landscape and the three dimensional sand dunes background using the Desert Scene Builder Dies + Stencil (2 in 1) set! This new set gives you the tools for making beautiful and unique landscapes, especially on slimline cards!

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Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this Spring 2021 New Release & Inspirational 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. Like 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 TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.


Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter (Giveaway Post), follow the directions on that post for a chance to win!

For the INSTAGRAM Giveaway, we will also randomly pick out TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.

You have until 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 Bond With Nature Canada , Mysterious Egypt, the Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

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


3rd International Women’s Day Hop

Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!

For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.

I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!

To give the card a little bit more interest, I used the scalloped die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts on kraft cardstock and adhere that to the centre of my card. Then I took a piece of Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper and wrap it around my card to form a sleeve.

I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”

As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂

I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!

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