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!

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 #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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Penguin Palace Challenge #13 – Spring Moodboard

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your unique interpretations of our first ever sketch challenge last month! Congratulations to our Challenge #12 winner, Inkami! 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)!

A Few Changes

Before we get onto the next challenge, we wanted to let you know of a few changes we’re making going forward. This has been our first year running this challenge blog and we’ve learned a lot along the way — we’re always trying our best to make our challenges fun and welcoming for everyone!

We’ll still be having monthly challenges, but now they’ll run from the 1st to the second last day of each month. Our current challenge (#13) will run a little longer to get us on track with this new schedule! We’ll also be selecting a winner every second challenge — we will pool together all the entries across both challenges to pick our winner, and there must be at least three different participants over the two challenges in order for a winner to be selected. As always you can find all the rules detailed here. We hope that you’ll continue to have fun playing along with us!

Now onto Challenge 13!

It’s finally starting to warm up here in Canada, so what better time for a spring color palette challenge! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I love the colors of this palette and knew I wanted to do some ink blending. I used my distress oxide inks to blend my background in the following order (top to bottom): Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Tattered Rose. I adhered my background down to a top-folding A2 card base.

Next, I die cut six butterflies from white 110 lb. cardstock using Layer 4 from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. I adhered these “flying” in all directions around the background and cut off the excess with my paper trimmer. I white heat-embossed the sentiment from Legend of The Koi onto a black cardstock strip and adhered it onto my card using foam tape. Finally, I added some sequins and 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 theme (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 May 30th 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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Penguin Palace Challenge #12 – Sketch

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!

We LOVED seeing your celebratory projects over the past month and want to thank you so much for participating in Challenge #11! Congratulations to our Challenge #11 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 12! I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration for our first ever sketch challenge! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I started by creating a 5″ x 7″ card base and die-cutting the Floral Garden Cover Die out of white cardstock. Then, I created a DIY stencil using a scrap piece of 5″ x 7″ cardstock from which I cut out a 4″ circle using a circle die. I lined up this DIY stencil with my card base and ink blended a soft gradient using dye inks on the card front. Then, I lined up the DIY stencil with the Floral Garden die-cut and did the same (this ensures my ink blending is in the same spot on both pieces and will line up properly). Once both pieces were ink blended, I glued the die-cut panel onto my card base.

For the focal point, I used a few layers of the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies (I glued together two die-cuts of Set 2, Layer 3, and one of Layer 4) and adhered it to the center of my ink blended circle. Finally, I white heat-embossed a sentiment from the My BFF stamp set onto a grey cardstock sentiment strip and adhered it to 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 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 April 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 April 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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