Penguin Palace Challenge #18 – Fall Moodboard

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your sketch-inspired projects over the past month and want to thank you so much for participating in Challenge #17!

Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge #18! I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration using this month’s fall colour palette! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I love this spooky fall color palette and wanted to make a Halloween-inspired card. I created the background by blending Distress Inks (Dried Marigold, Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion, Black Soot). Then, using one of the dies from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder dies and stencil set, I cut a hill from black cardstock. I also cut the Hello There die from some shimmer cardstock.

Next, I stamped the mummy and tomb images from the Mysterious Egypt stamp and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I wanted the card to be Halloween-themed, so I Copic-colored them to look like someone dressed as a mummy coming out of a coffin. Finally, I adhered all the pieces down to my card and added some holographic stars!

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 use the challenge color palette to create a 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 October 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #17 and #18 which will be announced on November 1st at the beginning of challenge #19!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #17 – Sketch

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your holiday-inspired and summer palette-themed projects over the last two challenges! Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough participants to declare a winner, but we really want to thank you so much for participating in Challenges #15 & 16!

Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge #17! I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration using this month’s sketch. Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

It’s officially back to school season (I’ve actually been back in school since last week)! I love seeing all the stationary and back-to-school supplies in stores, and I know teacher thank you cards are always needed — so that’s what inspired today’s card.

I used one of the Cinematic Shadow Box dies to die-cut three stripes from heavyweight cardstock (I used the blue, green, and yellow from Prism Pack (Volume I)) . Next, I stamped several of the images from We Are Right For Each Other onto white cardstock and die-cut it into a rectangle. I colored the images using Copic markers and created a matte for my scene using a slightly bigger rectangle cut from red cardstock (I used Prism Pack (Volume II)). Finally, I adhered all of my elements to my card base following the sketch layout!

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 use the sketch to create a 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 September 29th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #17 and #18 which will be announced on November 1st at the beginning of challenge #19!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #16 – Summer Moodboard

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your holiday-inspired projects over the past month and want to thank you so much for participating in Challenge #15!

Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge 16! I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration using this month’s summery colour palette! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I started with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ of blue cardstock and used a slightly darker blue dye ink to blend through the Hieroglyphs stencil. I also blended around the edges of the cardstock to create a halo look.

Next, I die-cut the picture frame from white cardstock using the Twist-n-Pop Surprise die. I trimmed down a piece of Bristol cardstock to fit behind the picture frame and traced around the square so I knew where to stamp my scene. I stamped one of the images from the Inseparable stamp set, and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then I drew a black line with a Copic-safe marker and colored the background using Copics inspired by the color palette.

Finally, I adhered the picture frame over-top of my stamped scene, and adhered the “picture” to the background. I also added a few 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 use the challenge colour palette to create a 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. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #15 and #16 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #17!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #15 – Holiday-Inspired

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We LOVED seeing your spring color palette and geometric projects over the past two months! Thank you so much to all of those who participated in Challenge #13 & #14! Congratulations to our Challenge #13-14 winner, Meghan K, please feel free to grab and display your winner badge which can be found on the righthand column (or at the bottom of the page on mobile)!

Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge 15! Today is Canada Day, so I thought it would be fun to make a Canada-inspired card! But no worries for our non-Canadian friends, this challenge’s theme is a bit more broad, it can be ANYTHING holiday-inspired–maybe you want to do Christmas in July, Chinese New Year, anything goes! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

For even more inspiration make sure to check out the CANADA DAY VIDEO HOP! It celebrates so many lovely crafty Canadian companies (including Penguin Palace!) AND there’s over $1000 in prizes up for grabs!

I love the Bond With Nature Canada stamp set and knew I had to use it for this Canada Day inspired card. I stamped and Copic-colored a few of the images and die-cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I got to work on building my scene.

On an A2 sized cardstock panel I created the night sky using Distress Oxide Inks (Stormy Sky, Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot) and some white ink spray. I used one of the dies from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder – Dies & Stencil Set to create my hilly mountains from grey cardstock. Then, I used the coordinating stencil and white pigment ink to create the snowy mountain tops. Next, I created the ground using one of the dies from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder – Dies & Stencil Set and some green cardstock. I adhered all of the pieces to my card base and finished off the card with a happy birthday sentiment from the Bond With Nature Canada stamp set!

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 holiday-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 July 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #15 and #16 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #17!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #14 – Geometric

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your spring palette-themed projects over the past month and a half. Thank you so much for participating in Challenge #13!

Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge 14! I thought I’d do something a little different this time, so you’ll have to let me know if you like it. Our theme this month is: Geometric! This can be anything from making a shaped card, using the Stencils 360 to create a circular design, or anything involving shapes! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

My inspiration for this challenge actually came from the Minimalist Christmas Trees stamp set. I was looking at the solid stamped shapes and thought, “huh, those would make a fun geometric background”. I used each of the solid stamps from the set, overlapping them a little, and stamped in rainbow order using dye inks. This set the scene for five of my little bear images to fit within.

Next, I stamped five of the images from the Miniature Teddy Bear stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored them with Copic markers and adhered them down to my background. I stamped a sentiment from the Unity and Friendship Quotes stamp set and finished the card off with some colorful jewels!

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 use the geometric theme to create a 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 June 29th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #13 and #14 which will be announced on July 1st at the beginning of challenge #15!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

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