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A Beautiful Mandala Design by Candice!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Candice created a fun mandala background using the Mandalas Bundle Stencils 360° and colors inspired by our Challenge #16 summer color palette!

I love how she mixed and match the stencils in the set to create these gorgeous overlays!

She cut the panel down into a square and adhered it to a pink card base. Next, she stamped and die-cut a sentiment from the Inseparable stamp set and adhered it to the center of the mandala.

She also added a few colorful jewel embellishments to finish off the card.

We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is create a summer color palette inspired project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This month’s challenge runs until August 30th at 11:59 PDT, and you still have one week to enter! We’ll select a winner to receive a $25CAD Gift Certificate to from Challenge #15 and #16 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #17!

Don’t forget to share your project onto social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love to see all of your projects in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Thank you so much Candice for your amazing inspiration!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


New Video – Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360°

Hello! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I have a new video up over on our YouTube Channel featuring the new Fancy Gift Bow Stencils 360°!

In the video, I’ll be showing you a few different ways that you can use this new stencil set.

Here’s a quick look at my finished cards!

For all the details on how I created these, simply click on the video below, or head over to our YouTube Channel to watch!

And don’t forget that our Card Challenge #16 – Summer Moodboard is happening! This month’s challenge runs until August 30th at 11:59 PT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to from challenge #15 and #16 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #17! Head over to for details!

Thank you for stopping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Gorgeous Floral Cards with Guest Designer Ilda!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Today we’re super excited to have our talented Guest Designer, Ilda Dias sharing a duo of floral cards with us!

Ilda‘s cards features the Stencils 360° tool and the latest Centerpiece Stencils 360°. She started the inking process on a large canvas. She chose to use a different color on each of the flower cut outs on the stencil.

The final design is achieved in 3 rounds of inking (by rotating the stencil to every 4th circle on the scale, twice). This large canvas allows her to easily create two cards, an A2 size and a 5×5 square card, just by slicing it down near the middle!

This one below is the A2 size card. I just love the rainbow hue that she blended.

Below is the 5×5” square card. I love how the beautiful colors contrasting against the crisp black trims and sentiments!

All the sentiments are created using the So Blessed – stamp set and penguin perfect cuts.

Thank you so much Ilda for Guest Designing for us today! These cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Happy Canada Day 2022

Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

Happy Canada Day! I’m super excited to be joining a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers on a Video Hop in celebrating this special day! We’re pleased to say that Penguin Palace is one of the many Canadian craft shops and publications who are sponsoring today’s event with over $1000 in prizes!

After you’ve finished watching my video on YouTube, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the description for the next person in the hop.

The more you comment, the higher your chance of winning. (Please indicate if you are in Canada or elsewhere as a few prizes are restricted to Canadian addresses only.) All of the giveaway details including the full list of participants are on Emily’s blog.

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 15, 2022 and all winners will be announced on Friday, July 22, 2022.

For this video hop I did a tutorial on the new Mandalas Bundle Stencils 360°. If you’re new to the Stencils 360° I strongly encourage you to watch this video (besides our Intro video) as it covers a lot of the basics of the tool. This Mandalas Bundle is super versatile as you can mix and match the stencils in the set to create numerous beautiful designs. Here’s a look at my cards!

For my first card, I layered one of the 8” stencil with the 6” transparent stencil in the set. The large stencil was rotated at 45 deg intervals (simply jumping along the scale of triangles). The word ‘Bravo’ was from the Congratulations stamp set.

For my second card, I used basically the same ink colors from Catherine Pooler but this time on a different 8” stencil. I paired it with another 4” transparent stencil for finishing the design in the center. The sentiment ‘Sending Warm Hugs’ is from Unity and Friendship Quotes. I really love how these couple of cards turned out with the rainbow hue!

For my next card I used the third 8” stencil from the set and rotated it at 45deg intervals. I applied different colors on each of the element on the stencil to easily create this multi-colors look without having to do any masking. I white heat embossed the scripty ‘Thank You’ (from So Blessed) on our Grand Piano Heavyweight Premium cardstock. I used Teal Sapphire for my back panel and added some cardstock strips diagonally to add more interest to my card.

Next I used the 6” stencil from the set and rotated it at 30 deg intervals (jumping from circle to circle). I then stencilled on some some glacier paste on a 4” clear stencil for the extra shine. I die cut a slightly larger circle in Grape Macaron and inlay that into a square panel of Navy Blazer Heavyweight Premium cardstock on which I die cut the same size circle. The sentiment is from the So Blessed stamp set.

Lastly for this circular card, I used the same 6” stencil (as the above example) but rotated it at 22.5deg (jumping from heart to heart). Notice how this pattern looks fuller than the last one? This is what happens when you decrease the turning interval for inking. This gorgeous sentiment is from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set.

I also added a stamped floral image from So Blessed on the inside of my card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Don’t forget to head to my video on YouTube and leave your comments there for a chance to win. Then click on the link in the video description for the next person in the hop.

If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to our host Emily’s blog for the full list of participants and all the details!

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 15, 2022 and all winners will be announced on Friday, July 22, 2022. Looking forward to see all of your comments!

Thank you for stopping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


June Inspiration Week – Day 4

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s June Inspiration Week – Day 4! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to 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 one more circular stencil from our latest 360° collection, the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°! The set contains a 6″ stencil and a 4″ stencil.  Use these stencils together or separately. With these, you can create something truly unique by choosing different rotating intervals! There is no right or wrong, just let your creativity takes you to new grounds with this fun floral design.  There are just so many possibilities!

Today we are so honoured to have 3 Guest Designers sharing their inspirations with us. First up is Jessica, I’m sure you’re familiar with her amazing work. I am in love with this soft palette!

The sentiment is from the Unity and Friendship Quotes stamp set. I just love how these pastel colors come together flawlessly on the 6″ stencil! The rotation and overlapping of the stencil design create this gorgeous pattern that is truly one of a kind!

Next up we have Guest Designer Cheryl who created two cards for us today. Instead of using the 6″ stencil, Cheryl used only the small 4″ stencil for her first card.

She rotated the 4″ stencil at 15 degrees to achieve the pattern in the center, and 30 degrees for the rest of the offset patterns in the corners. See how the pattern becomes fuller as the angle of rotation gets smaller? She added the little girl from Rabbit Cafe as the focal point. She then stamped out more accessory images in matching colors to finish off the card. Love this look!

For her second card, she used the 6″ stencil as the background. While rotating her stencil, she also did some intentional masking to create a fun layered look for her design where the five colors are stacked on top of one another.

The cute kitties and sentiment are from the My BFF stamp set. I love the matching colors on the critters and the background!

Our final Guest Designer is Ilda from (I) (L)ove (D)oing (A)ll things crafty! Her first card is a bright rainbow hue shaker!

She used water-based inks that blended out the rainbow with the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°™. For this card, she really took it to the next level! Instead of making reference to one of the scales on the 360° Base, she rotated it freehand to create this perfect rainbow flower with 11 rotations – super creative!

She then used different-sized circle dies to cut out the inner and outer circles and the card base to create this charming shaker card!

For her next card, she offset her canvas prior to commencing inking to blend the flowers in the corners.

To add centers to the flowers she used a couple of the clear stencils from The Mandalas Bundle Stencils 360°™.  I love the added glimmer paste for the extra sparkle!

She used the Thank you sentiment from the So Blessed set to heat emboss on vellum and wrapped it around the bottom half of the card, finishing it with a sub sentiment from the same stamp set.  I really love the soft look created with the vellum!

On both cards, she added some pearls for some extra detailing and pops of color.

Finally we have our Creative Team member Julie’s creation!

She ink blended and rotated the large stencil at a smaller interval to create lots of overlays. She then further blended with the smaller stencil in a darker color in the center. All these overlays make it look so intriguing!

The cute critter family is from the Inseparable stamp set and the sentiment was taken from Unity and Friendship Quotes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We have one more day of new inspirations tomorrow, and our Wrap Up and Winners Reveal is next Monday, so stay tuned!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace