A Super Sweet Happy Birthday Card by Anja!

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday! Let’s keep up social distancing and continue to connect virtually with friends and family!

Today Anja’s back to share a super sweet Happy Birthday card with us.

Anja die cut some white cardstock with the largest die from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlay stand alone die to give some nice looking boarder details. She stamped out images were from The Sweetest Truck stamp set, Copic colored them and cut them out using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

I love that she had both the cute bear server and the little girl looking out the window of the truck.

She blended her background using Mustard See, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. These colors go cohesively with her colored images. I love how she masked of a portion on the panel while blending to leave a thick white boarder for some bold contrast.

She then white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment with on black cardstock.

For some final touches, she stamped the tiny starts and hearts in matching inks to create a tone-on-tone effect. She also added some glossy accents over the windows of the truck for some shimmer and shine!

Thank you Anja for sharing this sweet creation! A clean and simple card is always the best!

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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