A Classroom Scene – Thank You Card by Mimi!

Welcome back Crafty Friends! This is our first blog post of 2023 and we wish you a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

Today Mimi is back to share with us a super cute classroom setting Thank You card!

I’m loving all the bright and vibrant colors! To set the scene, she used the Classroom Scene Builder die set. She ink blended the back wall with Distress Oxide Broken China and the wood floor with Gathered Twigs.

This Classroom Scene Builder die set has all the elements you need to create a detailed and adorable classroom setting! I love the Copic coloring she did on the die-cut pieces.

She combined a few characters from The Sweetest Truck and Rabbit Café. She also used the crayons and other accessories like pencils, apple, and a little note from We Are Right For Each Other and Penguin Agenda. I love that she added the rainbow decorations on the wall too, super cute!

The hand-drawn heart on the easel is a nice touch as well! To finish off her card, she added a sweet sentiment from Inseparable.

Thank you so much Mimi, your card is amazing!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


June Inspiration Week – Day 5

Time flies! Welcome to Day 5 of our June Inspiration Week! If you still haven’t done so, please 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 two more products from our Spring/Summer 2022 new release, the So Blessed stamp set and the You Are Amazing stand-alone die cut!

First up we have Mimi who created this charming shaker ‘Thank You’ card for us!

I really adore the layout of this card. The heart shape cut-out is just the perfect fit for this Thank you shaker! The soft violet tone gives a very sweet and calm feel which I totally love!

Candice also made a Thank You card for us today. I love how she stamped out the bouquet on both the top and the bottom, creating a focal point for the big scripty Thank You in the center.

The watercoloring on this is so gorgeous! This Thank You stamp is sized just right to be the focal point of any A2 size card. I love the splatter of colors that completes this card perfectly!

Then we have Guest Designer’s Yan’s creation! I love the soft no-line watercolored bouquet on white, combined with the light grey back panel.

The white trimming add just the right amount of detail!

Our next showcase for today is the You Are Amazing stand-alone words die.

Julie‘s first card has a vintage vibe to it, it’s so beautiful! Love all the layering stamped out using the bouquet image from the So Blessed stamp set.

I love that she die cut the words die out of bright white cardstock to match the thick white bold border of the card.

She then went for a more fun design for her second card. The black letters really pop from the colorful background!

The cute mini bears are from the Miniature Teddy Bear stamp set. I love the white gel pen details on these fun quirky fonts, they look amazing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! Tomorrow is our June Inspiration Week Wrap Up and Winners Reveal! Don’t miss it!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace


New Release 2022

Spring/Summer 2022 New Release – Reveal Week – Day 5

Hello and welcome back to Day 5 of Reveal Week! Time files! Tomorrow will already be our Reveal Wrap Up and this week’s Giveaway Winners announcement! Our new Spring/Summer Release can be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! If you missed our Day 1 Reveal & Giveaway, please click HERE! You have until 9pm PST TONIGHT to enter!

Today we are focusing on two new products, first up is the Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360°!

You’ll be amazed by what these simple patterns can create when spun!  Each of the 8″ stencil alone make beautiful ornaments.  Then add some sparkles using the 6″ design, or overlay the 4″ stencil for a different look!  

Today we have two wonderful Guest Designers sharing their creations with you. First we have Jeannie!

I am in love this rainbow hue card! Jeannie just used one of the 8″ stencil alone on this card, but it already creates this incredible overlay effect with all the different colors! Gorgeous!

I love how she added holographic cardstock strips in a star like pattern for the extra shine!!

The cute penguin and sentiment here are from the Penguin Agenda stamp set!

Next we have Jessica‘s card! She blended Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides wth one of the 8″ stencil from the set, achieving this dreamy look!

Then for the sparkle, she applied some iridescent glitter gel using the 6″ snowflake design stencil to the center of the blended pattern!

I love the gold heat embossed sentiments against black cardstock. They are from the So Blessed stamp set. The matching color gems finished the card perfectly!

You ASKED. We LISTENED! We are releasing more BIG sentiment dies! Our next showcase is the You Make Me Smile Stand-alone die.

First is Mimi’s card! She die cut this sentiment twice to create more dimension.

I really like the light pink and cyan color combo! Love the white gel pen accents on these bold letters!

The cute images and Ping Me Anytime sentiment are from the Penguin Agenda stamp set!

I’ve also made a card for today’s showcase. I kind of went for a non-traditional color palette this time.

I used the the You Make Me Smile Stand-alone die on Lemon Cake – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock, die cut it multiple times and stack them together to create a bit more dimension. I also die cut it on The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper for a shadow effect, then adhered everything on some dark brown patterned paper. My card base was also made with Lemon Cake – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock.

I copic colored some adorable bears from Miniature Teddy Bear stamp set and popped them on my card with a bit of foam tape, finished it off with some matching color gems!

There you have our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 post and participate in our BLOG + IG GIVEAWAYS! This is your LAST CHANCE! You have until 9:00pm PST tonight to enter!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of the Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360° and the You Make Me Smile Stand-alone die!

Tomorrow will be our Reveal Wrap Up and this week’s Giveaway Winners announcement so be sure to come back! Then in June, we will take a look at some of the other products from our new release with more Giveaways, stay tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Penguin Palace Stamps challenge#1

A Friendship Card Inspiration from Candice

Happy Friday crafty friends! I’d like to remind all that we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge over on our PP Challenge Blog. Enter before 13th May for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our store!

Today Candice have for us a beautiful friendship card inspiration. She used the Twist-n-Pop Surprise Stand-Alone die to create this fun interactive card.

She created two mini-scenes on each of the rectangle die cut panels by stamping, masking, some of the adorable critters from the My BFF stamp set. She ink blended the background using Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Inks, and then removed the masks to add some copic coloring.

She ink blended the side decorative panels with the same distress oxide inks. These colors match perfectly to this month’s Color Palette Inspiration for our Monthly Challenge!

To finish off, she added two tabs with sentiments from the My BFF stamp set. I love the white highlights she added to the stamped images to make them pop! The coolest thing is that this pop-up card folds flat and fits into a 6 x 6″ envelope for mailing!

Thank you so much for this super delightful inspiration Candice!

Now is your turn, don’t forget to upload your entry on our Challenge Blog and your social media by 13th May and hashtag using #penguinpalaceprojects!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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Rainbows & Butterflies

New Video – Intro to Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have for you a new video on our YouTube Channel, featuring the new Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM.

Since we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge this month, I have created a card which is based on this month’s challenge color palette inspiration! Head to ppstampschallenge.blog for more details on this challenge!

For my card, I used the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM for the background. I blended just ONE color on each of my 60 degree rotations. I used a combination of Distress oxide inks including Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry to create this soft pastel palette.

I used our Never Lose Hope stand-alone die and cut out 3 pieces using Cotton Candy – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and stacked them together to create some depth. I used the shadow die on the blended background to create a little window to house the sentiment, and used the same color cardstock for my back panel. I really love the tone-on-tone effect.

I had so much fun creating this card. Watch my step-by-step video over on our YouTube Channel!

I really hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! Don’t forget that this month’s challenge runs until May 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on May 15th at the beginning of our next challenge! What are you waiting for? Upload your creations onto our challenge blog and share your creations onto social media using hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects!

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