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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A Celebration Birthday Card with Davina + Fall/Winter Release Sneak Peek!

Hello Everyone! Warm reminder that our Fall/Winter 2019 Release Preview + Giveaway starts on 7 Oct, and our Release & Inspiration Chapter + Giveaway starts on 13 Oct! And we are very excited to show you another fun Penguin Peek below! Can anyone guess what this is? Leave us your comments below! We just can’t wait to show you our new release!

Today we have Davina with her fun birthday card featuring products from our earlier release, including the Birthday Unicorn stamp set, its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts, and our Let’s Celebrate stand-alone die cut!

Davina made such a beautiful violet toned ink blended background and die cut it with our Let’s Celebrate stand-alone die. She chose a white card base so that the confetti cut-outs pop out instantly! This right away sets a really fun and happy background for her card!

I love they way she coloured the adorable unicorn images from our Birthday Unicorn stamp, as they blend seamlessly with the background. I also love how she also used additional confetti from the stamp set and die cut them using the stamp’s coordinating dies, in order to create another confetti layer on top. This really gives it more dimensions!

The gold heat embossed sentiment “Let’s Party” and the little cake beside it add the perfect finishing touches to her card!

Thank you so much Davina for your wonderful inspiration! I think your card is so charming!

Thanks very much for dropping by, have a great day!

Penguin Palace

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Davina’s charming Home Sweet Home project!

Hi everyone, we have Davina with us today to share this awesome card featuring our Home Sweet Home stand alone die, and our earlier release, the Birthday Unicorn stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

Davina gave these cute unicorns their home with this lovely brick facades! I love the ink blending on the roof and the door. Their color tone, the card base, the patterned paper, the coloring on the unicorns, are all in such harmony.

She made the clever choice of using brown ink for all of the stamped images, which I think really matches the overall tone of the card. I also love the cheeks detailing on these unicorns!

Looks like these cuties are having a blast in their wonderful home. The “LET’S PARTY” sentiment is the perfect match for this card!

Thank you Davina for sharing your cool inspiration!

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Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Penguin Palace

Francesca’s Adorable Baby Card!

Hi guys! We have today Francesca’s lovely creation featuring one of our earlier release, Welcome Little One stamp set and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

Franci chose the super sweet images from this set and color them in with a soothing and pretty pastel hue which I really love.

With our Butterflies with Love stand-alone die, she created the background with a partial die-cutting technique, so the she has the array of hearts on both sides of her card.

She chose patterned paper in the same matching tone which pops out beautifully through the hearts cut-out windows.

The piece of extra vellum detailing behind her adorably little images also adds a nice touch to the project.

Thank you Franci, this card is so amazing!

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