National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop!

Welcome and Happy National Coffee Day! Penguin Palace is super excited to be a Super Sponsor on the National Coffee Day 2021 Blog Hop and celebrating this special day with you!

This blog hop starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog where you’ll find the full line-up of Super Sponsors who are also giving away prizes!

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Here’s the project I made for today:

I thought what better stamp set to use to celebrate National Coffee Day than with Rabbit Café!

First I created this fun geometric background using one of our soon-to-be-released 360° circular stencils to create a focal point on front panel which measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. This stencil is very versatile as it allows you to create different configurations of geometric backgrounds by using different degree of turns on our Stencils 360°™  . Consider this a little sneak peek (stay tuned for more)!

I blended with two gorgeous Catherine Pooler ink colors, Sauna and Green Tea on the stencil. I then added the Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray for some extra glow!

Using the coordinating dies to the Rabbit Café stamp set, I die cut a window on my panel so that the little girl with the coffee cup will show through from the inside. I white heat embossed the sentiment “Brew-tiful Day” onto Teal Sapphire cardstock and adhered that onto my card. To make my note card, I used the Sunkissed cardstock (these two are both new colors and are part of our upcoming release), cut out a 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ piece and scored at 4 3/4″.

For the inside I adhered a panel measuring 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ onto my note card. Before I stamp the little girl, I made sure to position it precisely behind the cut-out window on the front.

I also added “Stay Sweet” & “Coffee Lover”, and a tiny donut from the My Sweetest Truck stamp set, which I thought coordinates with the Coffee theme perfectly! Finally I added gems to the front for some extra sparkle.

If you are new to us, dont’ forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channel to get lots of crafty inspirations! We also have our new Fall/Winter release coming up in mid October! Follow this blog to be the first to learn about the latest news and giveaways!

Hope you enjoyed this coffee card today! Remember, you can find more super sponsor links over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! Your next stop is Piece Craft Love! In case you get lost along the way, below is the hop listing as well, happy hopping!

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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!

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A Simple & Colorful Encouragement Card by Ashley!

Hi everyone! Today we have Ashley back with us with a super colorful card to start the week off!

For her background, she used the Orbit Stencils 360°TM at a turning interval of 30° on the Stencils 360°TM, while ink blending with a variety of Distress Oxide inks including Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet.

She cut her panel using the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die for the delicate border details. This stand-alone die is so simple and neat you could use it on any type of cards you’re making!

The stamped images are from one of our older stamp sets, Love Train which she colored with Copic makers, die cut, and adhered with foam tapes onto her background. What I love about this stamp set is that it not only is great for encouragement cards, but also for birthday cards, just-because & thinking of you cards!

The sentiment she chose is perfect for this card!

I hope you’re inspired to create an encouragement card to your loved one today! Anyone would be thrilled to receive a warm encouragement during these tough times!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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New Videos Are Up On Our YouTube Channel!

Hi everyone! Ashley is back today to share another one of her beautiful creations! This time her card features the new Sacred Lotus Stencils 360°TM.

She first used Barrel 2 on her 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ canvas and started blending with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks. She then further blended an overlay with Barrel 1 using Picked Raspberry. This simple overlay already makes a great contrast!

I love how she used Barrel 3 on a separate 4″ square piece of paper and blended that using Antique Linen. She then fussy cut it and made it another layer for her card!

She stamped the sentiment “I am beyond Grateful” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set, using the same Picked Raspberry ink to match!

She adhered the fussy cut piece onto her card with foam tape to give it a little dimension! I love the array of gems she added on each of the leaves! You can watch her video HERE for the step-by-step tutorial!

Since the launch of the Stencils 360°TM, we have received many comments asking us whether this tool can be used together with square stencils, aside from the circular stencils that we just launched! And today, I have the answer for you in my new video! Below is a card that I made, using our regular 6″ x 6″ Rain fo Hearts stencil combined with our new Stencils 360°TM!

Instead of using the Guide Ring and rotating a circular stencil for blending, I taped down my square stencil onto my 6″ Paper Positioner and then did some simple masking on my square stencil to get just the right portion I wanted for my card.

Using a 30° turning interval, I blended 3 different colors of Distress Oxide Inks on my canvas.

Then I grabbed the cute kitties from the My BFF stamp set, copic colored and die cut it. I also die-cut a piece using the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating dies and adhere that underneath my image.

The sentiment “I’m beyond grateful to have a friend like you” was from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set. This black shimmery card base is one of my favourites and it is called the Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock.

You can watch my YouTube video right HERE! Our new Stencils 360°TM is super versatile, not only you can use our circular line of stencils to create stunning designs in just minutes, you can even use your old stencils on this user-friendly tool! You will be surprised the amazing results that they give you!

We hope you enjoyed today’s inspriations! Thanks for stopping by!

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Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to announce that our Fall 2020 new release is just around the corner!  This release is all about INNOVATION!  We have something that is truly revolutionary for the entire crafting community!  Brace yourself for a new fun tool that will change your perspective on stencils forever! 

Today’s card is created using this new gadget, in combination with one of the stencils from our new release.

I used Distress Oxide inks on this card and I wanted to create a duo-tone effect. The combination of Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron is refreshing. I think these colors combined with the black card base give the card a very modern look.

What do you think of the stamped image in the centre of this card? In this release, you are going to find beautifully designed sentiments that are perfect for many occasions.

The new tools in this release, along with our new stamps and dies will let you create the most beautiful projects in just matter of minutes!  Stick with us and find out how they can help you take your crafting projects to the next level!  Sneak Peeks will continue to the 8 Sep, followed by our Reveal & Inspiration Chapter + Giveaways which starts on 9 Sep!  We’ll be showcasing projects from our Design Team. Stick around to win some fabulous prizes!

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace