A Warm Christmas Greeting with Guest Designer Cheryl!

Happy Friday everyone! We are super excited to have Cheryl Luu Guest Designing for us today!

This gorgeous background was created using the Poinsettia Stencils 360°™ together with the Stencils 360°™ tool. By simply ink blending the individual elements on the stencil with different colors (no masking needed), and rotating it at 45 degree intervals, this beautiful poinsettia wreath is complete!

I just love the traditional Christmas color palette, so bright and festive!

The adorable Mr and Mrs Claus and the sentiment are from the Greetings From Santa stamp set. Cheryl did an awesome job coloring this image!

The pop of gold, the contrasting sentiment strip in black and the hearts embellishments tie everything together flawlessly!

Thank you so much Cheryl! Your card is amazing!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder craft dies and stencil

Our 4th Anniversary New Release Countdown + Giveaway Continues – 3 Days Until our New Release!

Hello and welcome back! Time flies and we’re already halfway through our Countdown, which means there’re only 3 Days left until our New Release!

If you’re just joining us, we will be giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to our shop on EACH of the 5 Days of count down. Here’s how you enter to win:

• Leave a comment on EACH of our 5 Countdown Blog Posts by 9:00p.m. PST 4 Dec (note: maximum 3 comments per person per blog post)

• One winner will be randomly selected from EACH Countdown Blog Post. And all 5 winners will be announced on our blog on 5 Dec.

So be sure to come back each day to participate for a chance to win!

Now let’s continue on with our products preview!

Most Wonderful Time Stamps & Coordinating Dies, Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder Dies + Stencil Set

This sure is a lovely addition to your wintry collection!  Send warm wishes to your coolest friends with the adorable characters from this stamp set!  Pair this set with our new Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder Dies + Stencil set to create the most unique and exciting wintry scenes! 

First we have Candice’s amazing creation!

I just love the starry night sky background, it looks so magical! I also love how she kept a cohesive color tone, from the background, to the cute characters and to her choice of glittery gems!

For my card below, I used all of the dies from Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder Dies + Stencil Set to die cut the building skyline (+shadow), the shrubs and the ice rink & lamp posts on various colored cardstocks.

I then used the coordinating stencil to add colors to the individual elements like the lamps, shrubs branches, and ice rink board. Fort the extra touch of details, this stencil even has a cut out just for inking the bottom trim to the ice rink board!

Poinsettia Stencils 360°

Create a multi-color wreath with this poinsettia circular stencil.  Great for a festive yet effortless background.  Pair it with a charming sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiments to complete your project!

Check out this goregous creation by Candice!

Candice chose a traditional color palette for her card. I love the red and green combination which gives a very festive vibe!

The completed wreath measures approximately 5″ x 5″.

On the other hand, I did a card using a non-traditional christmas color palette. I used light yellow for my poinsettia with a touch of orange near the centers.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiment and added a back panel in shiny gold cardstock to match, leaving an 1/8″ narrow border. My finished card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

I hope you enjoyed today’s showcases and inspirations. Leave a comment below before you go and let me know what you think! And be sure to come back tomorrow for more Product Previews and Giveaways!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


A Gorgeous Poinsettia from Ashley!

Hello crafty friends! Today’s card has such wonderful Christmas vibes!

Ashley first prepared an A2 size cardstock die cut from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die. Using our Stencils 360°TM tool, she blended Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apples and Pine Needles onto the Sacred Lotus stencil in an alternating fashion as she rotated it. I just love how simple it is to create such a beautiful look of a poinsettia!

The sentiment “Hugs” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set was stamped in light yellow ink on a small white circular piece of stitched cardstock.

I love how she then layered that onto a piece of glittery yellow cardstock cut with the scalloped circle die from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating Penguin cuts. The glittery yellow sure gives a nice contrast to the deep red flower!

Finally the entire panel was adhered onto a piece of gold foil cardstock for the shiny and glamours look!

Thank you so much Ashley! This card reminds me so much of Christmas!

Penguin Palace