Coming Up…Canada Day Video Hop!

Hi everyone! Canada Day is just around the corner and we at Penguin Palace are so excited to be participating in the Canada Day Video Hop hosted by Emily Leiphart!

To celebrate this special day, a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers are joining forces to feature Canadian craft products, stamp companies, illustrators, and magazines! We are one of 15 sponsors for this event.  

There will be 25 individual gift certificates ranging from $25 to $100, a one-year subscription to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, and a grand prize package worth $150 from Scrapbook & Cards Today! 

So mark your calendar:

Wednesday, 1st July 2020
YouTube 9:00am EST

Over $1000 in giveaways will be listed on Emily’s blog.  You’ll have two weeks to leave comments on all videos for your chance to win one of 30 prizes!

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on July 17, 2020, so be sure to hop along with us starting on 1st July 20! All winners will be announced on Monday, 20 July 2020!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

Penguin Palace

Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : Wrap Up and Winners Reveal

HELLO crafty friends! Below is a quick snap shot of our Spring 2020 Release, and our Giveaway Winners Reveal!  Our 5 new clear stamp sets, 5 coordinating dies, and 3 new Stand-Alone Penguin Perfect Cuts – are now available for sale on www.ppstamps.com! Pre-Orders with 10% OFF ENDS TONIGHT (11:59pm PST) so don’t miss your last chance to save!

Now let’s go to our Giveaway Winners Reveal. Scroll down to find out who the lucky winners are!

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Blog Giveaway:

The lucky winner on our Blog is: Katie Brooks!

Instagram Giveaway:

The lucky winner is: @pixlnauts!

Congratulations to both!! Please email us at info@ppstamps.com (or DM us on Instagram) with your full name, email, and mailing address.

We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support, especially to those who played along with us on our Giveaways.  We truly appreciate every single one of your comments!

We hope you enjoy all of our inspirations, and we cannot wait to see what you create with our new releases!

Thank you for visiting us! Have an magnificent day!

Penguin Palace

Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : Day 5

Hello Everybody! Welcome to our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + GIVEAWAY Day 5! Our official day for Spring 2020 New Release is 5 Apr but Pre-Order is NOW OPEN for the Spring Release at www.ppstamps.com! All NEW products will automatically receive a 10% discount at checkout! So take advantage of this Pre-Order SALE which will only last 2 MORE DAYS until 4 Apr 11:59pm PST!

Today, we are going to focus on the final product in this release which is a Stand-Alone die called the Classic Diamond Backdrop.

First up is Vera’s dreamy card! I love her soft- toned inked background. She used the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangle Overlays to cut out two small rectangles to house her cute little bunnies from the My BFF stamp set, together with the Cola & drink from the There’s No One Like You stamp set. The clouds and smiley rainbows are also from the My BFF stamp set. She kept her card relatively simple but it is super gorgeous!

Next is Davina’s delightful friendship card. I just love the bright rainbow color blending on this diamond backdrop. She layered it against a white card base which makes the diamond cut-outs really pop! The cute kids are from the new The Sweetest Truck stamp set. As you can see, with a bold backdrop like this one, you don’t really need to add too much in order to create a charming card!

Jo made a dazzling shaker card for us using this stand-alone die. These cute images and sentiment are from the Hot Mama stamp set. I love how she created a 2-layer backdrop. The little fish tails are just the ideal addition to this mermaid card! The sequins she used also match the color of her card seamlessly!

Finally, I’ve made a just because card for you today. I’ve used the Classic Diamonds Backdrop die on Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock. I layered it against The Sandstone Series – Banana Boat – Premium Fine Paper on the outer edges, and the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock across the middle portion. I thought the bright yellow and white against this black & shimmering cardstock would give a wonderful contrast. These adorable images are from the There’s No One Like You stamp set.

A BIG Thank-You to our wonderful and talented Creative Team! Head over to their blogs for more details on these cards.

Now, don’t forget TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to join in on our GIVEAWAYS! In this Spring 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 separate Giveaways, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page! Please head over to the Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : INTRO blog post) for chances to win!

Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram TOMORROW! You have until 11:00pm (PST) tonight to enter. Come and play along with us!

We hope you have enjoyed these inspirations with Classic Diamond Backdrop! Tomorrow will be Reveal & Inspirational Chapter Wrap Up and Winners Reveal! We’ll see you again tomorrow!

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

Penguin Palace

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Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : Day 4

Hello Everybody! Welcome to our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + GIVEAWAY Day 4! Our official day for Spring 2020 New Release is 5 Apr but Pre-Order is NOW OPEN for the Spring Release at www.ppstamps.com! All NEW products will automatically receive a 10% discount at checkout! So take advantage of this Pre-Order SALE which will only last until 4 Apr 11:59pm PST!

Today, we are going to focus on 2 of the 3 new Stand-Alone dies from the release. We still have one more Stand-Alone die to showcase tomorrow with sample projects from our talented Creative Team, so be sure to stay with us! Don’t forget to play along on our GIVEAWAYs! If you’ve missed our INTRO, please continue to read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win some goodies ^.^ !

Today we will be showcasing the new Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays and the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays.

Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die
Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die

These two sets coordinate perfectly with each other. The largest rectangle from the Large Overlays is 5.5″ x 4.25″, which is the size of the standard A2 card. The largest rectangle from the Small Overlays is 5″ x 3.75″. Besides giving you the most unique boarder detailing for your cards, they can be used to create layerings, and frames with simple modifications. These are for sure essential must-have items in your craft room.

Now let’s see what our Creative Team has created for us with these dies!

First we have Anja’s Easter greeting card! Her neat and simple card really makes the beautiful boarder details stand out! She used 3 different dies from the 2 sets. For the base, she chose a flowery patterned paper. For the middle layer she used just white cardstock and for the top layer she ink blended the white cardstock with scattered straw and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide Inks. This card looks so elegant! She also used images from the My BFF stamps and cut them out with the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

Ashley made for us a 2-layer card. Her chevron patterned paper was cut using the Dots Meets Dashes (large size) die to fit a standard-sized card base. A smaller die was used to cut out a white piece, and then an even smaller die was used with an embossing mat to produce an embossed rectangular dots-meets-dashes pattern, inset into the piece. Such a clever idea! The adorable seal and sentiment are from The More We Get Together stamp set.

I really love the embossing technique that she used for this card. Head over to our YouTube channel and check out her video tutorial!

Up next is Vera’s card. Not only she added a boarder detailing with the largest die cut, she also used of one of the smaller rectangle die to create two dots and dashes frames for her card by cutting out the two extra windows. The cute couple is from The Sweetest Truck stamp set and the rest of the images and sentiments are from the There’s No One Like You stamp set.

Then we have Davina’s card. I love her choice of the bold patterned papers. The beautifully inked circular die cut pieces were used as canvases for her images. I just love the composition of everything! All of the images and sentiment are from The More We Get Together stamp set.

For today, I made a simple encouragement card. I created A1 sized card with some polka-dot note card from Lawn Fawn. Then using The Sandstone Series – Cool Granite – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and The Sandstone Series – Wedding Dress – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock, I die cut 2 extra layers with the smaller rectangles from both the large and small rectangle overlays. The cute curry sauce images are from the Never Give Up stamp set. Finally I added the sentiment in bold black “Keep Calm and Curry On”! Hope you like it.

A BIG Thank-You to our wonderful and talented Creative Team! Head over to their blogs for more details on these cards.

Now, don’t forget our GIVEAWAYS! In this Spring 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 separate Giveaways, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page! Please head over to the Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : INTRO blog post) for chances to win!

Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 4 Apr!

You have until 3 Apr 11:00pm (PST) to enter. Come and play along with us!

We hope you have enjoyed these inspirations with Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays and Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays! We will have the last product to showcase tomorrow so don’t forget to visit us again!

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

Penguin Palace

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Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : Day 3

Hello Everybody! Welcome to our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + GIVEAWAY Day 3! Dear Penguin Fans, we want to sincerely thank you for your love and support! Pre-Order is NOW OPEN for the Spring Release at www.ppstamps.com! HOORAY!!!!! All NEW products will automatically receive a 10% discount at checkout! So take advantage of this Pre-Order SALE which will only last until 4 Apr 11:59pm PST!

Today, we are going to focus on one more new stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. We will continue to feature the rest of our Spring Release with sample projects from our talented Creative Team until the end of the week, so be sure to stay with us! Don’t forget to play along on our GIVEAWAYs! If you’ve missed our INTRO, please continue to read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win some goodies ^.^ !

Today’s focus is going to be on the new The Sweetest Truck stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

I’ve been longing for a stamp full of happy vibe and that is why we came up with this set. This ice cream truck themed stamp set is just so wonderful to play with!

Who doesn’t love a truck load of sweet goodies?  You’ll have endless fun playing with this set with all the cute characters and timeless desserts! Great for birthday cards, friendship cards, and just because cards.

Our Creative Team had made some of the cutest cards ever, now let’s check them out!

Ashley made a super colorful just because card with this set. Her background was blended with Distress Oxide Inks, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron. I love the silver glittery clouds she added. She chose the cute bear to be selling ice cream at of the window! I love the bunch of musical notes she added which made her card so much more alive! Click HERE to check out her video tutorial on our YouTube Channel and give it a like!

Next we have Anja’s creation. This card is so fantastic. I love the blended sky, which went so well with the color of the truck. Looks like the children and the cub are enjoying their time in the garden! I also love that she combined the sentiment “wishing you truck loads of “, altogether with “Fun”, Happiness”, and Ice cream”!

Vera made a happy birthday card in a portrait orientation. She had the cute ice cream truck as her background. This time she put both the little girl and the bear at the windows, and the little couple at the front enjoying their ice cream and beverage on a grassy field. The tone of this card just gives a super relaxing vibe!

Next we have Davina’s project. Her card is just perfect for Spring! I love the color palette that she chose. The colors on the images, cardstock, and patterned paper all comes together seamlessly. She also used some the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlay boarder dies to create layering for her card. Love the splatter of paint and the gel pen detailing as her finishing touches.

I’m so excited to have Laura Dovalo guest designing for us this week. Laura made a gorgeous happy birthday card! She made her own patterned paper by stamping out multiple times some of the accessory images from this set, including the 3-tier ice cream cone and the popsicles. I just love how this background is full of desserts that I love! She did some clever masking on the characters to make them look like they are holding the desserts in their hands, love it!

Finally, we have my card! I thought it would be fun to have the cub waving from behind the truck. By combining the stamp image with the struts supports and the Irresistible Ice-cream Treat embellishment, I attempted to mimic a giant inflatable ice cream advertising display on top of the truck! I thought it turned out pretty cool!

A BIG Thank-You to our wonderful and talented Creative Team! Head over to their blogs for more details on these cards.

Now, don’t forget our GIVEAWAYS! In this Spring 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 separate Giveaways, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page! Please head over to the Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : INTRO blog post) for chances to win!

Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 4 Apr!

You have until 3 Apr 11:00pm (PST) to enter. Come and play along with us!

We hope you have enjoyed these inspirations with the new The Sweetest Truck stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts! We will have other fun products to showcase tomorrow so don’t forget to visit us again!

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

Penguin Palace

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