Reveal and Inspirational Chapter Day 3

Fall 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 3

Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter. Our new Fall Release is NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order at! YAYYY!!!!! During this Pre-Order period, you will automatically receive a 16″ x 16″ FREE frosted zipper bag when you purchase our Stencils 360°™ Starter Kit! This frosted zipper bag is the perfect storage solution for your Stencils 360°™! So take advantage of this awesome deal which will only last until 17 Sep 11:30pm PST!

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Today we have 3 more stencils and 2 stand-alone dies to showcase so let’s get to it! All of these work in conjunction with our Stencils 360°™. If you missed our Day 1 Intro, click HERE to read more about out this innovative tool or watch our Intro Video HERE!

First up today are the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°™ and the You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies. This stencil set is part of the Double Barrel™ series which contains two stencils of sizes 8″ and 4″ in diameter.

Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°™

Pair them on a design or use them separately!  This set creates a clean and simple look.  It differs from the traditional sunray stencils as you can easily apply a combination of colors to the beams without having to do any masking!  They are great for a variety of cards!

First we have our new team member Bobbi’s creation! Welcome to our Creative Team Bobbi! She chose Barrel 1 for her card, which creates ample space in the centre for lots of creativity!

She blended two shades of blue to get this gorgeous ray on the perimeter, creating a focal point in the centre where you’ll find our new stand-alone You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies. I love the 3D visual effect she’d created here.

I just love the added bubbles and sequins that she added for the finished look, simply gorgeous!

Next we have a card that you may have seen during sneak peeks. I’ve used both Barrels for this card.

Aside from Barrel 1, Barrel 2 creates another ray of beams going in a different direction for added interest to the card. I stamped the image “Thanks a million” from our new Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and die cut it using its coordinating Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

For my card base I used The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper and Cool Metallic – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock (Double-Sided), leaving two 1/8″ borders making this card 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

Here’s a quick clip on how I created this card. TIP: Sometimes the carved pattern on a 4″ stencil might be very close to the edge that you might find it easier to use just 2 small pieces of tape to secure your 4″ Guide Ring™ instead of using 4 (so that the tapes don’t get in your way of inking); or even not use any at all if that works for you, as I did in this video.

In the next example, I used a 6″ x 6″ canvas. I used a mixture of color palettes here to create a fun and vibrant look.

I then die cut with You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies on The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper and Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock, and placed them in the centre. To finish off, I sprinkled some fun matching-colors matt enamel dots.

Next product we are showcase for today is the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™.

This stencil gives you great autumn vibes! First we have Ashley’s trio of cards!

She showcased perfectly how this stencil can look so different with different colors of cardstock. As per the alignment marker on the stencil, she rotated it using 60° turning intervals to complete the blended patterns.

I love the shimmery gold on her first card below.

She used a mixture of stamped images from the Warmest Wishes stamp set and the Heartfelt Notes stamp set. I love how she combined these images with the coordinating dies in Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

On all of these cards, the entire stencilled panels were elevated from the card bases using a panel of foam, and the sentiments were elevated as well. This gives the cards the added dimension.

In the next example, I ink blended various colors of Versamark Chalk Ink on black cardstock using the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. I don’t use chalk ink much often but I really love how this turned out. For me, chalk ink works best on this stencil with a light dabbing motion.

I then adhered the card onto our Snow White – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock. This cardstock is off-white filled with subtle watermarks that have a resemblance of raindrops, making it a unique looking cardstock.  

I also used some scrap paper Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock and Shimmery Ocean – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock (Double Sided) to create two thick border definitions. The “Forever Grateful” sentiment is from Heartfelt Notes.

Finally we have the Waterspout Stencils 360°™.

This geometric pattern creates the best visual interest!  I think this is an ideal background for some bright and bold designs.  Perfect for all types of cards and even home decor!

In this first example, I used a wide turning interval of 60°. This creates a clean and less complex pattern, with just a little bit of overlap between the alternating colors. I used Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron which is one of my favourite color palettes.

As you can see in the next example, I decreased the turning interval by half to 30°, while using 3 colors for blending. This makes the pattern much more complex and interesting, as there were more overlays.

I chose a sentiment from Heartfelt Notes, die cut it using on of the coordinating dies. Another piece was cut using the same die, but this time with kraft cardstock. I also rotated it by 30° before adhering that to the back of my stamped piece, to give it a little bit more texture to the card.

Finally I’d like to introduce to you our second stand-alone die in this release, it is called Never Lose Hope.

I showed a card yesterday where I used this die. Here’s a quick look at it again. In this one, I used both dies from the set.

In my final example below, the sentiment die from Never Lose Hope was used alone on some kraft cardstock, and I left the shadow out.

I blended Pine Needles, Wild Honey, Speckled Egg, and Gathered Twigs on the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. I used the same kraft cardstock for my cardbase.

That concludes our inspirations for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s intros. If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 Intro and participate in our GIVEAWAY!  In this Fall 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are hosting 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps)! We will randomly pick out FOUR lucky winners, two from IG and two from our blog, each will receive a $30CAD Gift Certificate to our shop!

You have until 12 Sep 9:00pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 13 Sep!

Don’t forget to check out our Intro Video with step by step instructions on how to use our new Stencils 360°™! And be sure to visit us again tomorrow for more wonderful projects!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Fall 2020 New Release – Sneak Peek Day 3

Hello crafty friends! It’s Day 3 of Sneak Peeks. I love CAS (clean and simple) compositions and today’s card is one of definitely one of those!

I created the geometric patterns on this card using distress oxides on stencils. Stick around to find out more on how I created these multi-coloured patterns with ease (without any masking)!

The scripty stamped image “Thanks a million” is from our new release. I used ‘Crown Me’ dye ink by Simon Hurley Create. I love the vibrant purple which goes very well with the violet on the card. I used the coordinating die to die cut the image and adhere it with foam tape for some added dimension.

This card is a little larger than the normal size cards. I adhered two layers of base to make two thin 1/8″ borders, using Cool Metallic – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock (Double-Sided) and The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper. I thought these colors match great with the design. The final card measures 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

I hope you enjoy today’s sneak peek. Don’t forget that Reveal & Inspiration Chapter begins on 9 Sep with great giveaways so don’t go away!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


A Delightful Summer Scene Card with Davina!

Hey everyone! Davina is back to share with us a super delightful summer scene card!

Davina combined cool images from the Summer Sunshine stamp set and The More We Get Together stamp set to create this unique and incredible scene!

She stamped a bunch of images from both sets and colored them up using bright summery colors. I love how the cool kitty is suntanning on the beach and at the same time, having all the cute creatures swimming in the ocean!

She used the largest die from the Cross Stitched and Dots Large Rectangle Overlays on her back panel for the wonderful boarder detail. She cut the stitched layers from several panels of Bristol smooth cardstock, and inked them up using Distress Oxide Inks.

I just love the splash of water and the watery inks on the cards for the added texture.

She used the sentiment, “Seas the Day” from the Summer Sunshine stamp set on the sand layer then adhered all of the pieces together.  

Thank you so much Davina for this lovely scene. It is so vibrant and lively!  I really love how she composed her card into a split level scene where you can see both the beach and the underwater!

Thank for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Lynnea’s Quick & Easy Summer Sunshine Tutorial

Hi guys! Lynnea’s up on our YouTube channel with a quick and easy tutorial today featuring our Summer Sunshine stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

She used a stitched cover die to die cut watercolor cardstock to create the four “scene” rectangles. She then added Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron inks to them. The added water spritz gives it some nice extra texture.

I also love the black bold sentiment banner on white card stock positioned right in the middle of the card, which just fits flawlessly here to the four scenes!

Check out her process tutorial below or visit our channel!

Thank you so much Lynnea! We always love a fun card!

Thank you so much for visiting, enjoy your weekend everybody!

Penguin Palace


Fun & Cute Interactive Card with Ali!

Hi crafty friends! Today, we’re excited to share with you a fun interactive card created by Ali.

Ali used our Summer Sunshine stamp set and coordinating dies to create this lovely beach and ocean scene where the little girl is swimming in the ocean. The Happy Birthday Sentiment was from our It’s Your Day stamp set.

I love the ink blending she did on the sky using Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks.

I also love how she used a ‘curved’ strip for the slider mechanism instead of a typical straight one, to create a special movement for this card.

Head over to Ali’s blog for more details on how to create this card!

Thank you Ali, your card is adorable and so much fun!