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

Hello and welcome back! Let’s continue on with our Countdown! There’re only 4 Days left until our New Release and I cannot wait to show you more goodies!

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:

• Starting today, 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!

Sounding Joy stamp set and Coordinating Dies

Create a charming and harmonious scene featuring this adorable quartet + snowman playing the triangle! A selection of snow covered street furnitures help to create the most festive and peaceful atmosphere. 

To showcase all of the adorable images from this stamp set, I used the Cinematic Shadow Box die to set the scene. I really love the layers and depth that you can achieve with this die. I ink blended Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Cracked Pistachio on my back panel. I added a spritz of water and splash of white paint for the added dimension.

All of the characters were colored using Copics, and I simply scattered the images onto the four tabs of my shadow box! For the music notes, I glued them onto pieces of acetate before adhering them to the tabs for a floating effect.

Abstract Blossom Stencils 360°

An abstract floral design like this one provides endless possibilities!  Perfect for any occasion, this stencil design is large enough for creating a 4 for 1 design with a 7 1/2” x 7 1/2” canvas.  You’ll be mesmerized by the stunning overlays with just a few turns of the stencil. 

In this example, I used a 7 1/2″ canvas and rotated the stencil at 30° intervals. To ink blend, I used Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress Oxides. After just two turns, this gorgeous floral design appeared! The stencil is made from transparent mylar which allows easy visualization throughout the inking process.

The dimension that this stencil gives is incredible considering the very little time needed to complete the ink blending! I cut my canvas into quarters and added sentiments from Heartfelt Notes and Words From the Heart Chapter 2 to complete my cards.

For my next card, I rotated my stencil at 15° intervals, creating even more overlays for my patterns.

For this duo, I cut my large canvas into halves, and then further cut each half into four equal panels. I then adhered them onto a slimline back panels cut from Cotton Candy cardstock. The sentiments were from the So Blessed stamp set.

Flurry Snowflakes Stencils 360°

A flurry snowflakes background is definitely one of the most festive and versatile background you can create for holiday cards!  This set comes with two 6” stencils which you can use separately or together.  Spin these stencils at different angles to create your favourite snowflake wreath!

These completed snowflake wreaths measure approximately 4″ in diameter.

Candice created for us a circular greeting card. She used both stencils together and rotated both at 60° intervals.

She kept a traditional snowflakes color palette and added a darker color back panel for a nice contrast. She also scattered gems of different designs to complete her card.

For my two examples, I went for more non-traditional color palettes. I used a few pastel toned Distressed Oxide for ink blending. I also used the same angle of rotation as per Candice’s card. I used a circle die on my design, and then cut out a slightly larger circle on Vintage Beetle Cardstock to create a circular negative space.

For my last card, I went with a shaker design in which I simply used acetate as my shaker pocket. This time I chose Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar for ink blending. The stamped image in the middle is from Magical Christmas Sentiments.

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 Magical Creation with Guest Designer Ilda!

Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Let’s hop right in to our inspiration for today. We’re super excited to have Ilda Dias guest designing for us!

Her card features the latest Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360°. She ink blended three different pastel colors on one of the 8” stencil from this set and rotated it at 30deg intervals (jumping from circle to circle) to create this dreamy background! So beautiful!

She then used the 6” stencil and apply iridescent glitter gel over it to create this icy frozen fractal look!

She added a white heat embossed sentiment from So Blessed stamp set that was die cut with its coordinating dies. She also finished her card with some matching iridescent gems!

This card certainly reminds me of the movie Frozen, Christmas and Snowflakes!

Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration Ilda!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a great rest of the week!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


It’s Never Too Early for X’mas Greeting Cards!

Hi friends! Want some inspirational ideas for a Christmas card? Today we have a fantastic card created by Bobbi featuring the Crystal Snowflakes – Penguin Perfect Patterns.

These beautiful snowflakes were created using Frostbite Glacier Paste by Nuvo on the Crystal Snowflake Stencil. I love how Bobbi added a more subtle layer of stenciled snowflakes in grey for the color contrast.

The sentiment Merry X’mas was stamped in a Memento Teal Zeal ink and die cut it with its coordinating die.

I love how she added a layer of vellum using the scalloped circular die from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt notes die set to give it a softer look.

She then added a metallic silver string to make the sentiment look like a hanging ornament which is perfect since this image was designed three dimensionally as if the sentiment was engraved on a sphere!

For the sparkly touch, she added teal, white and aqua sequins, and teal dots using Glass Effects Gel in a teal color. 

Mass producing X’mas cards is sure made super simple with this stencil!

Thank you Bobbi! Your card is so bright and beautiful!

Penguin Palace


A Season’s Greeting from Ashley Y.!

Hello to all crafty friends! We’d like to remind everyone that we are relocating! We’re in the middle of moving our company to Vancouver, Canada! We will be ready to accept orders from you again at our new location starting on 6 Jan 2020. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to continuing to do business with you all in Vancouver! YAY!!

Today we have Ashley Y. with her gorgeous holiday card!

I really adore the background on this card! Ashley used watercolours namely dark purple, light pink and light blue to create this dreamy sky!

She used shimmer paste with the Crystal Snowflakes – Penguin Perfect Pattern – Designer Stencil to create this gorgeous snowy scene.

She stamped the cute train from the Love Train stamp set in black Copic-friendly ink, coloured them in with Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

I love the glitter details she added on the mountain tops. Lastly she stamped out the sentiment “Enjoy you holidays” at the bottom of the card.

Thank you Ashley! This card is so dreamy and beautiful!

Check out Ashley’s video tutorial on our YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Channel and get endless inspiration from this talented designer!

Thanks for stopping by…Enjoy Your Holidays!

Penguin Palace


Fall/Winter Release 2019 – Penguin Palace Preview & Giveaway – Day 4

Hello and welcome to Fall/Winter Release 2019 – Penguin Palace Preview & Giveaway – Day 4! Thanks so much for staying with us on Preview Week. Starting on the 13th Oct, we will have our New Release & Creativity Chapter with gorgeous sample projects from our talented Design Team and more Giveaways so don’t go anywhere! New products will be available in our store starting on 14th October! STAY TUNED!!

Today, we will continue the introduction to our new line of Penguin Perfect Patterns – Designer Stencils! We are going to preview the other 2 of our 4 new stencils below. Don’t forget to continue to read to the bottom for a chance to win our Preview Week Giveaways.

Our 6″ x 6″ stencils are flexible, durable, easy to clean, made of top quality mylar and they will give you stunning backgrounds in very little time! 

The first stencil for today is called the Cyber Wallpaper. This stencil has a very unique design that can give a super cool, stylish background. This gorgeous pattern effortlessly makes a focal point in the centre, and the pattern gradually diminishes and fades away towards the outer edges.

Cyber Wallpaper – Designer Stencil

Next we have Crystal Snowflakes! Needless to say, this is one of the most versatile stencil for the winter season. This stencil can mix and match with so many different scenes and stamp images and for sure is a must-have in your craft room!

Crystal Snowflakes – Designer Stencil

Let your creativity juices flow with these perfect patterns!

We hope you love the above Penguin Perfect Patterns – Designer Stencils! Now you have an opportunity to win it before you can buy it on our store! We are giving away one prize from both our blog and from our Instagram page.

Blog Entry: Leave us a comment on our post —>> Fall/Winter Release 2019 Penguin Palace Preview + Giveaway – Day 1 by TODAY, 11th Oct 11:00 p.m. P.T. for a chance to win one stamp set of your choice and the whole set of all 4 stencils from our new release!

Instagram Entry: Head over to our Instagram account (@penguinpalacestamps), look for our Fall/Winter Release 2019 Penguin Palace Preview Giveaway post, and follow the instructions for a chance to win one stamp set of your choice and the whole set of all 4 stencils from our new release!

Winners will be randomly picked and announced on both our blog and on our Instagram post tomorrow, 12th Oct! C’mon, Clock is ticking!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our Preview Week Wrap Up and Winners Reveal! Thanks so much for visiting. Have an awesome day!

Penguin Palace