An Out of this World Birthday Card with Karen!

First of all, some wonderful news! We’re having one of the biggest sales the year, our Black Friday Sale is NOW ON at! So what are you waiting for? Start shopping!

Karen is back today sharing with us to this super cute birthday card!

I love the unique composition of this card! She first cut a piece of Teal Sapphire cardstock with the Slimline Oriental Cover Die, trimmed it down and adhered it to an A2 card base.

She used one of the geometric stencils from the Spatial Concept Trip Stencils 360° to create a focal point for her card. I just love the rainbow colors!

I love how she further cut the design with a circle die for some added interest to the card!

She coloured some adorable images and a sentiment from the Let’s meet IRL stamp set and adhered them to the circular panel.

Then she added a few shimmery gems as a finishing touch.

Thank you so much Karen for sharing this delightful inspiration!

Don’t forget that our Black Friday SALE ends Monday, 29 Nov 2019, so hop to our shop now! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


November Inspiration Week

November Inspiration Week – Day 2

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week! All of our new Fall/Winter 2021 products are available at! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our Giveaway Post from yesterday where you can leave your comments to win!

Today is our showcase of Starry Spiral Stencils 360°! This set contains two circular 8″ stencils that are designed to work with our Stencils 360° tool. They can be used separately or combined to achieve very different looks!

Candice created this super cute mini slimline using both stencils. Instead of following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees (or hopping along the heart shapes on our Stencils 360° tool), she decided to use a turning interval of 45 degrees, jumping from triangle to triangle, to create this colorful background! This panel was cut from the dotted border die in the Cinematic Shadow Box stand-alone die set.

This forms a defined spiral which creates this perfect focal point for her cute alien (from Let’s Meet IRL) in the centre! This is a great yet simple way to structure your card.

I just love the colorful stars! Since the stars are spaced far apart on the stencil, there is no need for any masking to apply multi-colors at the same time!

I created this card using both stencils, following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees. This creates a more dramatic spiral where the stars are spaced a lot closer together. I added a sentiment from Heartfelt Notes which fits perfectly in the centre.

I then cut out narrow strips of cardstocks and added them to my card diagonally just like the way I’d wrap ribbons on a present! This is a great way to use up the scraps in my craft room!

Julie did a space scene by creating a goregous starry background with these stencils. Some of you may have seen this card when we showcased the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set.

I thought I’d showcase it here again to show you the different looks you can get with this stencil set! While turning her stencil at 45 degrees, she also added some more stars with heat embossing to create even more interest to her card!

Notice how the spiral is going in another direction then the above two cards? Just by simply flipping your stencil, you can easily achieve a different design!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


3 steps to create a quick and simple card

New Video – 3 Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Encouragement Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you had a good weekend. Today I have a new video up on our YouTube Channel. In this video, I outlined 3 Simple Steps that I often use to create a quick and simple card.

My card panels were cut out using dies from the Cross Stitched and Dots Large Rectangle Overlays and the Cross Stitched and Dots Small Rectangle Overlays.

First I created my background using the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM combined with the Stencils 360°TM tool. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac for my ink blending. You’ll notice that instead of sticking to one side of my stencil, I flipped my stencil to the other side for inking as well. I really like the added depth that this little trick creates.

Then I took a large sentiment from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and silver heat embossed it to my card. And finally, I added gems along the inner diameter of the circular patterns for some extra sparkle!

Check out my video over on our YouTube Channel for my detailed tutorial.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


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 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 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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Reveal & Inspiration Chapter - Day 5

Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 5

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello and welcome back to Day 5 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter! Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at! YAYYY!!!!! Grab the FREE GIFT with purchase of 80CAD+/65USD+! This key chain is super adorable and features one of our favourite characters from the Rabbit Café stamp set! So take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last! If you missed our Day 1 Intro + GIVEAWAY, click HERE as you only have until 11:59pm PST tonight to join in on the fun!

Today we have 4 new stencils to introduce to you for the Stencils 360°TM tool! A lot of you have been telling me that you’ve been enjoying this new tool which is so exciting for me! To be able to create something that is revolutionary for the crafting community is so full of joy and your comments mean the world to me, and I am grateful for your support!

Our first showcase today is the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM. This stencil is 8″ in diameter and its design is so full of Spring vibes and positive energy!

Ashley used a series of brightly-coloured Distress Oxide inks to blend this card. The Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM was turned at 60 degree intervals and blending brushes were used to apply each ink colour. I love how she added a purple stitched hexagon cut out from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating dies and also a scalloped circle from the same set using holographic cardstock. The sentiment was from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set. Loving the rainbow-coloured gems as the final touches!

Next we have the Kaleidoscope Stencils 360°TM. This stencil is so versatile as you can create multiple looks with just one stencil!

Candice made a duo of cards with similar configuration. On both cards, she kept to a turning interval of 60 degrees. I love how she used Candied Apple Distress Ink towards the center of the stencil and switched to carved pumpkin towards the outside to get that ombre look! The cute volcano and sentiment are from the Aloha Hawaii stamp set.

For her second card, she blended from the center, worked her way towards the edges using mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, and tumbled glass Distress inks. The adorable elephant and sentiment are from the Beautiful Africa stamp set.

For my card above, I used only half of the stencil design, isolating the other half; while changing the turning interval to 30 degrees instead of using the design-recommended 60 degrees! This creates a totally different design! Watch my step-by-step video or over on our YouTube channel.

Next we have the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°TM. As you can see, this stencil design has two parts to it. An array of floating hearts in different sizes, and a clean outlined heart. You can use them together, or separately, to achieve very different looks! Not to mention the endless possibilities that you get when varying the angle of rotations, or mixing it with other stencil designs!

Candice created her design with the idea of a mini postcard from the “City of Love” (Paris)! How romantic! She chose a 15 degree turning interval (jumping from Square to Square) using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. To emphasis the “City of Love”, she trimmed down a piece of cardstock that she cut from the Sidewalk Scene Builder die and framed it with the polaroid die from the Twist-N-Pop Surprise set!

For my card above, I only inked the outlined heart portion of the stencil. You can see clearly this is such a different look to Stephanie’s card. I chose a rainbow hue palette and a 15 degrees turning interval to ink my stencil. Click HERE for a fun time lapse clip!

Finally we have the Spring Blooms Stencils 360°TM. This stencil creates a gorgeous floral background full of roses!

Allison made a pair of stunning floral backgrounds using this Spring Blooms Stencils 360°TM. For the card below, she used a 6 x 6″ canvas using the recommended turning interval of 60 degrees. I love how she cut the canvas in half to make a mini slimline card! To finish off, she also used the stencil in freestyle to fill in with more leaves and dots. The scripty stamp was from the stamp set Congratulations.

For her second card, Allison went about a little different. She first cut out a piece of cardstock with the rectangular die from the Cinematic Shadow Box die set. I love the gorgeous shade of pink! She then placed that panel on the left half of what would normally be a full sheet of 6×6″ paper. She then explored and played with the rotations of the big roses and leaves to fill her card! She also handpicked a few of the elements and added them in! I am loving all the clear and gold heat embossing on this card! The sentiments are from the stamp set Congratulations.

Our final inspiration for today is from Gladys!  I really love the pastel palette she went for on this card! She wanted her card to have more of the big roses, so instead of following the suggested angle of rotation 60 degrees, she went with 30 degrees! The sentiments are from the Bond with Nature Canada and Enchanting Paris.

That concludes our inspirations for today! If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 Post and participate in our GIVEAWAYS!  You have until 11:59pm PST TONIGHT to enter.  Don’t miss out your last chance! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram tomorrow 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Rainbows & Butterflies, Kaleidoscope, Hearts Bouquet and Spring Blooms!

Tomorrow is our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter wrap up and Giveaway Winners Announcement. We still have another line of product that we are going to introduce tomorrow, so be sure to come back! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace