Penguin Palace Challenge #10 – Love Moodboard

Happy 2022 everyone!

Can you believe this is our TENTH challenge?!

We LOVED seeing your winter color-palette inspired projects for Challenge #9! Thank you to everyone who participated! We’d like to congratulate our Challenge #9 winner, Beverly (@bevscreativepath), 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 #10! Growing up I loved Valentine’s Day… the personalized little notes/cards, seasonal candies (candy hearts, those red sugar-coated marshmallows, cinnamon hearts), it also helped that my birthday is so close to it. So when I was choosing a palette for this month, I thought, what better inspiration than the quintessential symbol of Valentine’s Day: candy hearts!

I hope you enjoy my card inspiration below, and don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I’m a big fan of stretching my supplies… it might surprise some folks, but I actually used the Minimalist Christmas Tree stamp set for this card! I started by using the semi-circle shape and stamping it repeatedly on my card base in dye ink colors inspired by this month’s palette. Then I took the doodled lines stamp and, in a slightly darker shade of the same color, stamped over top of several of the half circles to create a tone on tone look.

For my center focus, I die cut two hearts and added some ink blending to the larger one before gluing them together. Next, I stamped and Copic-colored the two little cuttlefish from The More We Get Together stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. For the sentiment, I heat-embossed part of the “I love you, no lion” sentiment from Beautiful Africa onto a grey sentiment strip. I adhered my die cuts to the hearts, and then adhered the heart to the card. And voila, a cute little Valentine’s Day 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 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 February 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on February 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

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 #9 – Winter Palette

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #8, we LOVED seeing your holiday and Christmas projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Denise Bryant, 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 Challenge #9! It’s been getting chilly here in Canada, so we thought we’d choose a winter-themed color palette, because who doesn’t love hot chocolate in winter? Don’t forget to link your color-palette inspired projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I absolutely LOVE the new Minimalist Christmas Tree stamp set and wanted to make it the highlight of my card. Using dye ink colors inspired by this month’s palette, I stamped 5 trees, mixing and matching different tree bodies, decorations, pots, and stars. I love how many unique combinations you can create with this set! I gold heat-embossed the stars and then fussy cut each tree out.

Next, I die-cut the Slimline Oriental Cover Die from white cardstock and adhered it onto a 3.5″ x 8.5″ top-folding card base. For the sentiment, I white heat-embossed the main block of sentiment strips from the Magical Christmas Sentiments stamp set onto black cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I love that you get 17 sentiments strips with only one stamp and one pass through your die-cut machine! I adhered each of the trees onto the card using foam tape to add some dimension and chose one of the sentiments to adhere across them. Finally I added some gold baubles to finish it off!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #9! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (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 January 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on January 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

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 #8 – Holiday

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Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #7, we LOVED seeing your fall-themed projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Dawn Skene, 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 Challenge #8! It’s getting close to the holiday season, so what better time to start (if you’re a bit of a “Last Minute Lucy”) or continue working on those holiday cards? ALL holiday cards and projects are welcome — Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Lunar New Year, and anything and everything in between! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I’ve been itching to use the new Everything Christmas Stencils 360°™ and this challenge was the perfect excuse! This stencil is so pretty, and you can easily blend each piece in a different colour ink without having to do any masking. I used my blending brushes and a mix of distress and dye inks to cover a 7 inch square panel.

Once the panel was blended, I cut it down to 4.5 x 6.5 inches, and mounted it onto a 5 x 7 inch card base I made from Christmas Tree Heavyweight Premium Cardstock. I white heat-embossed the ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly sentiment from the Magical Christmas Sentiments stamp set on black cardstock and loosely fussy cut it out. I popped the sentiment up on some foam tape and added some gold baubles to finish off the card.

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #8! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (holiday) 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 December 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on December 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

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 #7 – Fall Palette

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Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #6, we LOVED seeing your clean and simple projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Beata (@craftybee34),  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 Challenge #7! Since we’re in the midst of fall (who knew fall doesn’t technically end until December 21?!), we thought it’d be the perfect time for an autumn colour palette challenge. Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I knew I had to create a card with leaves for this challenge, so I did something a little creative to incorporate stenciled and stamped leaves. To create the background, I started with a 7” square of white cardstock and used the 7” Paper Positioner to temporarily adhere it to the centre of my Stencils 360°™. Then, I created the spiral of leaves using the Spring Blooms Stencils 360°™.

To get this spiral look, I ink blended only 3 leaves (circled in red) at every 15° increment (when the arrow [circled in orange] aligned with each of the lines with solid squares [circled in yellow]). I also alternated the colour I used to ink blend every 15° turn in the following order: red, burgundy, orange, yellow. When the background was complete, I cut it down to 5” x 7” and adhered it to a card base.

On a separate sheet of a cardstock I stamped the beaver from Bond with Nature Canada and covered him with a mask. Below him, I stamped and masked many logs and leaves to make it look like a fall scene (this involved a lot of masking, but you could definitely die cut instead!).

Next, I Copic-coloured the scene using rich fall colours inspired by this month’s palette. Once I was happy with it, I used a circle die to cut it out, and adhered the circle to the centre of my card. To finish the card off I teamed up some of the sentiments from Bond with Nature Canada. In order to curve the sentiments in a semi circle, I placed a clear acrylic block on top of my card and stuck the photopolymer stamps to it while gently curving them to match the shape of the circle below. Then I inked them up and stamped them as normal and voila!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #7! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge 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 November 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on November 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

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 #6 – Clean and Simple

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We LOVED seeing your summery coloured projects over the past month! Thank you to everyone who participated in Challenge #5! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Meghan Kennihan, 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 Challenge #6! This month’s theme is one of my personal favourites: clean and simple (whatever that means to you!). Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

Clean and simple cards are some of my favourites to create. I knew I wanted to go very clean and simple for this challenge and show how to creatively use some of the Penguin Palace dies!

I used the long rectangular die (that’s meant for a sentiment strip) from the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand-Alone Die and cut it out once from each of the following Heavyweight Premium Cardstock colours: Deep Lavender, Electric Blue, Vintage Beetle, Apple Green, Citrus Cooler, Pumpkin Field, Fashion Week, and Cotton Candy (the Prism Pack (Volume I) includes one sheet of each of these colours!). I also cut one out of plain white cardstock so my white space would lie flush with the rest of the card and have that dotted detail.

Once I had all of the pieces cut, I adhered them to an A2 card base in rainbow order from top to bottom and used my paper trimmer to cut the excess off each side. Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from the Enchanting Paris stamp set on the bottom right hand corner to finish off the card!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #6! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (clean and simple) 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 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on October 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

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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