Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Card Duos Featuring the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Hello crafty friends! Before we get into today’s cards, I’d like to announce that our very first Penguin Palace Challenge will be happening TOMORROW! We’re launching a brand new Blog in which all of our future Challenges will be hosted. Play along in this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Stay tuned for more details!

Today I have for you a new video, featuring the new Hearts Bouquet stencil from our latest release!

This stencil is so much fun to play with. You can choose different rotations to create different looks for your cards. For today, I made a card duo using one 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ large canvas cut from the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

I used a turning interval of 30° for my design. For my first round of inking, I used Speckled Egg on the irregular shaped cluster of hearts and Tattered Rose on the big outlined heart while jumping from one solid circle to the next. Then I used Blueprint Sketch on my second next round of inking while jumping from one outlined circle to the next.

After completing the artwork, I used the small dotted rectangle from the Cinematic Shadow Box dies, to cut my canvas into 2 cards. The heat embossed sentiments are from Heartfelt Notes. I used Navy Blazer and Vintage Beetle colored cardstock for my backing panels.

Watch my step-by-step video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

I hope you like these inspirations. Hope you’ll try them out for yourself! Don’t forget to tag your projects using #penguinpalaceprojects when uploading them onto social media!

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Spring 2021 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 1 (GIVEAWAY POST)

Spring 2021 New Release Schedule

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to our Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter! Today is Day 1 and THIS is also our GIVEAWAY Post! Our new Spring Release can now be Pre-Ordered at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! You will be eligible to receive a 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!

Visit our blog this week (22 Mar to 27 Mar) for some fun and awesome projects from our talented Creative Team and myself. Most importantly, continue reading for a chance to win some prizes! Starting today we will be showcasing our 5 new stamp sets & coordinating dies, 6 new stand-alone dies, 2 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, and our new collection of cardstocks!

Now let’s jump right in! Today is our showcase of Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies, Mysterious Egypt stamp set & coordinating dies, and our 2 in 1 stand-alone dies + stencil sets, Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

Our Creative Team has made the most amazing samples! We also have new videos near the end of this post and over on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to watch them to get more inspirations on these sets!

Each of the new stamp sets in this release is themed to a unique destination “Around the World”! Ashley created a fun scene with our Bond With Nature Canada stamp set & coordinating dies. Her card was assembled on a mini-slimline background measuring 3.5 x 6″. The background was ink-blended with Distress Oxide inks and I love the sparkling splatters that were added to all the layers. Camping is one of the outdoor activities that Canadian loves and there are so many adorable images you can choose from this set to create a fun camping scene! Ashley‘s scene is so adorable, what a fun way to wish someone Happy Birthday!

How adorable is Stephanie’s happy scene! I love how she added the marshmallows on sticks on both the characters! Looks like they are having such a great time! The mountain & landscapes were created using the die cuts from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set.

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Die Cuts

I love the addition of the little beaver (one of the most iconic animals of Canada!) and the punny sentiment is just so much fun!

The Mountain Landscape Scene Builder set also comes with this large stencil that will help you create beautiful landscape details such as grassy hill highlights, snowy hill tops, or even rocky mountains!

Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Set – Stencil

Stay tuned for our new video which will be released a little later this week!

Candice created a gorgeous scene using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set! All of her images were colored using Copic Markesr with the additional of some gold Gelly Roll accents, and die-cut using the coordinating dies. She made a mini-slimline measuring 6 3/8 x 3 5/8″. The front dotted borders panel was die-cut using one of the rectangle dies from the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand Alone Die which will be showcased later this week. I love how she stamped out the pyramid images with brown ink which really goes well with her blended hilly slopes background. Before adhering her card onto the card base, she ran a bronze paint pen around the edges, which is really cool as it adds some extra shine that matches the gold on the mini characters’ outfits!

Allison’s card is super cool! She used several different blue shades of Ranger alcohol ink on yupo paper, along with some gold mixative. She also pressed gold foil into the alcohol ink piece when it was almost dry so that it would stick to some of the spots that were still wet. I really love how she stamped the camel with versamark ink onto gold card stock and then heat embossed with white powder! The combination of gold cardstock and white power create such a sharp look! And I love the added touch of gemstones! I also love how she placed her other gold heat embossed images diagonally with partial die-cutting!

Finally, we have here my card. I made this slimline pull tab interactive card using the Mysterious Egypt stamp set and the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab stand-alone dies which will be showcased that later this week. Check out my video below or on our YouTube channel to see how I created the desert landscape and the three dimensional sand dunes background using the Desert Scene Builder Dies + Stencil (2 in 1) set! This new set gives you the tools for making beautiful and unique landscapes, especially on slimline cards!

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Now GIVEAWAY time!  In this Spring 2021 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our BLOG and the other on our INSTAGRAM page!

BLOG Giveaway:

Each of you will have at most 4 chances to enter on THIS post.  Feel free to do all 4 to maximize your chance of winning!  (ie. if you do all 4, you will have 4 different comments here on THIS post)!

  1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Join our Facebook Fan Group and leave another comment on this blog post.
  3. Like our Facebook Page and leave another comment on this blog post.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest and leave another comment on this blog post. 

For the BLOG Giveaway, we will randomly pick out TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.


Hop over to our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps) and look for the Spring 2021 New Release Reveal & Inspirational Chapter (Giveaway Post), follow the directions on that post for a chance to win!

For the INSTAGRAM Giveaway, we will also randomly pick out TWO lucky winners, each will receive a $30 Gift Certificate.

You have until 26 Mar 11:59pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 27 Mar!

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase of Bond With Nature Canada , Mysterious Egypt, the Mountains Landscape Scene Builder and Desert Landscape Scene Builder!

We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow for our next post! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Magical Fireworks design

Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 6

Hello there! Time flies, today is our last day of Sneak Peeks! I’m super excited that tomorrow we will be starting the Full Reveal and Inspirational Chapter for our Fall 2020 Release and it is something to celebrate for!

I made a bright and vibrant card for today. The colorful graphics on this card were ink blended using our new tool along with a set of two stencils (we’ll be revealing our new tool tomorrow!) These products combined to give this gorgeous pattern overlays that mimics fireworks in the sky!

The stencils that I’ve used here are super versatile. You can use them separately, or in many different ways to create different patterns and hence totally different designs.

The 3D image was from the same stamp set which I showed a glimpse of earlier on Sneak Peek Day 4. This image coordinates and fits perfectly in the middle of the graphics.

I hope this card will inspire you to make something bold and beautiful!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our Reveal and Inspirational Chapter. Starting tomorrow, we will showcase our new products with Intro Videos, Design Team samples, and of course, Giveaways!

Thanks for dropping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

Floral wreath design

Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 5

Hello crafty friends! I can’t believe it is already Sneak Peek Day 5! Tomorrow will be the last day of Sneak Peeks, followed by our Reveal and Inspirational Chapter starting on 9 Sep with Giveaways, so stick around!

Today’s card is all about designing wreaths! I believe we’ve all built wreaths before using stamps which is fun. But have you tried to build a wreath using a single stencil? If you have, it would have taken you much needed time for the tracing and masking in the past.

What if I told you that with our new tools, you’ll be able to create colorful wreaths with only a single stencil, AND, without the need for masking?

My card here today is an example of what I described. I created this by ink blending distress oxide inks on a single stencil along our new gadget, without any tracing or masking! It is super fun to do. The great thing is I only had to clean my stencil once at the end!

Later in the week, I will have a video for you on how to create a card like this, so stay tuned!

The stamped image in the centre comes from our new release. We have some beautiful and heart warming sentiments coming your way! For my card base, I used our Splendorlux Oro – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock to give it a classic elegant look.

Hope you like today’s sneak peek! Thanks for visiting!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 4

Hi everyone! Let’s continue on with our Sneak Peeks! Today’s card is made with some of my favourite products from this release.

I created this due-tone floral graphics on my card. I ink blended this using Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks on a single stencil! I find this type of overlaid patterns to be very intriguing!

And I’m delighted to say that this complex yet elegant design wouldn’t have been possible without our new tool! Stick around to find out more!

The stamped image in the centre is also from our new release. I love that this 3D image creates a the vision of having scripty fonts engraved onto a black sphere.

To finish off this card, I added some bright yellow enamel dots to give it a contrasting color! I hope you like today’s card! Stay close for our Reveal & Inspiration Chapter which begins next Wednesday 9 Sep!

Sharon for Penguin Palace