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Eat Cake and Be Merry

March 28, 2011

Welcome to the Penny Black Blog! We have a full week of brand new cards using stamps from our latest release along with a card challenge and giveaway. Today’s card features a focal image from one of my favorite transparent sets, “Eat Cake“;

I used our large, wood-mounted background stamp, “Scroll Tapestry”, for the bottom strip. I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with white.

I used cardstock from Penny Black’s new Mix & Match collection — our “Blue Lagoon” trio;

Once you get your hands on Penny Black Mix & Match cardstock, you’ll never use anything else… The rich colors, heavy feel, and white core are perfect for all of your paper crafting projects. You can purchase our cardstock packs in our online store by clicking HERE. Speaking of Mix & Match Trios – I’m in the mood for a giveaway! If you’d like to win a packet of our Blue Lagoon Cardstock (and we’ll throw in a few more color combinations!), just leave a comment on this post. Be sure to stop by all week long as I’ll be giving away Penny Black cardstock every day!

Did you know that we recently emailed our latest Newsletter to our Club Members? It included a sneak peek at two new transparent stamp sets! Our club members were the first to see what’s on the horizon at Penny Black. Our Newsletter also included a card tutorial. It’s not too late to sign up and receive the Newsletter — just click on “Join the Club” at the top of the blog enter your email address.

It’s Monday – time for this week’s card challenge. Create a new card using a wet embossing technique and Penny Black stamps. Upload it to our Gallery using the tag, “pennyblackembossingby Sunday at Midnight, PST. The winner will be announced on Tuesday and win their choice of three Penny Black stamps or stamp sets. Good luck!

78 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    March 28, 2011 12:41 am

    I love these new releases! Thanks for the chance to win new PB paper!

  2. March 28, 2011 12:55 am

    Love this one Jenyfur. Such a cute card. Love the double bows.

  3. pinky permalink
    March 28, 2011 1:01 am

    Its so sweet, wish I could blow like that lol. Love the fresh bright colours.

  4. March 28, 2011 2:00 am

    Love this fun card! Thanks for the giveaway chance too – I can’t wait for the chance to try the new cardstock

  5. Pam permalink
    March 28, 2011 2:29 am

    This card is so adorable – love it! Thanks for the chance to win PB papers. I’m excited!

  6. March 28, 2011 3:09 am

    The Eat cake set looks adorable and I sure would like to try some of that card. thanks for the chance

  7. Christine Winslow permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:02 am

    What a cute card! thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Michel E permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:11 am

    Love the card. Great cardstock-love this color.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  9. Karen H permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:18 am

    I love the images on the ‘Eat cake” stamp set, so cute. Lovely card. Great cardstock color.

  10. March 28, 2011 4:28 am

    The stamp is very funny and the colours beautiful!

  11. March 28, 2011 4:37 am

    I love the color trio used in this card. Adorable & I hope to participate in this week’s challenge.

  12. March 28, 2011 4:37 am

    What super cute images in this stamp set! Must get my hands on these. 🙂

  13. Birdie permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:43 am

    I love the richness of the colors on this. Wait, have to lick frosting off my face 😉

  14. Lori permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:53 am

    What an adorable card! Love the papers – such brilliant colors.

  15. March 28, 2011 5:20 am

    Adorable card and great coloring on the image too! Love the papers too!

  16. Cathy A permalink
    March 28, 2011 5:45 am

    I love the fact that the card stock is white on the other side, it is great for making card blanks and can be sanded to give a distressed effect. Such a sweet clear set and your card just makes me chuckle…just seeing that icing all over the other mouses face…too cute!

  17. March 28, 2011 5:56 am

    Sounds like a fun challenge! Would love to win some of those papers, too!

  18. March 28, 2011 5:57 am

    I’m thrilled to see the new cardstock – the fact that it’s possible to colour match within the same colour but with different gradations is brilliant & the fact that the inside is white means that the inside can be stamped on easily. Delightful how the the gingham ribbon picks up the colour of the icing is so effective & the look on the mouse’s face just delightful.
    Looking forward to this challenge – lots of ideas brewing, just time to play required.
    Paula (PEP)

  19. bethann d permalink
    March 28, 2011 5:57 am

    cute card. love that blue, any shade of blue is my fav color. i’d love to win PB cs.

  20. Susan, Charlotte NC permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:09 am

    Everything looks beautiful! The card is cute and adorable. Would love to try the new cardstock! Always looking for something nicer and better. Thanks!

  21. March 28, 2011 6:34 am

    Great card, Jenyfur! I like how you used a bow on each side of the card. The PB paper trio looks great. Thanks for the chance to win some. 🙂

  22. March 28, 2011 6:40 am

    Oh my!!! this card is fantastic. I love your colors combo and embossing technique . Absolutely, this clear stamps in my List! 🙂

    Rina Damay

  23. Rosemary D permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:45 am

    what a sweet, sweet card!

  24. March 28, 2011 6:48 am

    OMGosh….such a CUUUTE stamp set, and WOW….you made such a ADORABLE card from it!!! I LOOOVE the paper giveaway as well! Thank you for being soooo generous!!

  25. Flo S permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:48 am

    The stamps are cute and I love the color trio of the papers.

  26. Betty B permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:57 am

    These stamps are so cute, especially the one used on the card!

  27. March 28, 2011 7:12 am

    Love the cheerful colors of this fun Card. Thanks for giving a chance to win some lovely papers too.

  28. Virginia L. permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:40 am

    Delightful card today! I llove the coloring and the bow treatment! Simply adorable! The Mix and Match card stock sounds ideal!! I’d love t o try them if I have a chance 🙂

  29. LindaC permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:59 am

    Oh! Cardstock colors just are beautiful and they are what make all the work added to them look wonderful. Cut card!

  30. March 28, 2011 8:07 am

    These images are just adorable and the paper is to die for!! Thanks.

  31. March 28, 2011 8:09 am

    I would love to try out your cardstock! Thank you for the giveaway and I love the challenges 🙂

  32. March 28, 2011 8:48 am

    So adorable using some of my favourite colours… yum!

  33. Beth R permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:56 am

    Love the card and would love to try the card stock

  34. barbara lassiter permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:57 am

    I would love to win some of these PB papers. They would be fun to try with the color gradation and the white core! Thanks for a chance to win! Oh! Cute card, too!!!

  35. Cathy P in AZ permalink
    March 28, 2011 9:02 am

    This stamp set is PRECIOUS! And this card is absolutely adorable – the colors and that ribbon are DIVINE! LOVE love LOVE!

  36. Judycs permalink
    March 28, 2011 9:02 am

    I love Penny Black and am always looking for new and better cardstock. I would love to win this giveaway.

  37. March 28, 2011 9:03 am

    Beautiful card! I love this new stamp set and the new cardstock colors!!

  38. Catherine permalink
    March 28, 2011 9:32 am

    Love those colors and Penny black stamps, I have only recently discovered them and they have become a favorite.

  39. March 28, 2011 9:37 am

    Love the shades of blue in that cardstock! Such a pretty card today!

  40. March 28, 2011 10:08 am

    This card is realy great.


  41. Katie permalink
    March 28, 2011 11:13 am

    Really nice card! Love the blues and the scroll background. Looks like you added some wonderful accents to the detailed stamp! Thank you for sharing!


  42. March 28, 2011 11:14 am

    I love those new releases as well as the mix & match cardstock. It’s really great that you give away some of those.

  43. March 28, 2011 11:24 am

    Uh oh. Lovin’ these new releases. This could be a problem. LOL!!! ~ Rose

  44. Denise M. permalink
    March 28, 2011 12:36 pm

    Eeeeek! That is TOTAL cuteness! Oh my word…LOVE the pink gingham bows with the bright blue.

  45. Sharon M. permalink
    March 28, 2011 1:00 pm

    Thanks for all the ideas on using your stamps! Also, thanks for offering a chance at some cardstock too!

  46. March 28, 2011 1:12 pm

    Beautiful card Jennifer! Love the Blue Lagoon colour combination! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Louise C.

  47. Susan permalink
    March 28, 2011 1:25 pm

    What a cute card Jenyfur!

  48. March 28, 2011 2:40 pm

    Really like the pretty blue lagoon cardstock. Very pretty hues – especially for the spring and summer Penny Black cards I’ll be making soon!!

  49. Gail Anderson permalink
    March 28, 2011 3:09 pm

    I love the paper colors! The stamp is funny and cute, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the cardstock.

  50. Pat S permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:00 pm

    Oh, la, la. I love the blue lagoon papers. They are gorgeouse together. Your party card is so cute!

  51. March 28, 2011 4:37 pm

    Can’t wait to see the rest of «a touch of whimsy»… absolutely adorable!!! … and the new colors? what more to say than WOW!!

  52. Sharon Marchbanks permalink
    March 28, 2011 5:53 pm

    I looooove that new stamp set!!!! Gotta have it! And this card is adorable, such beautiful blues. Guess I’ll have to go shopping and check out all the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  53. Lea Ann Bishop permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:34 pm

    Youy do a fantastic job with coloring. Great card!

  54. Elaina Larsen permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:38 pm

    The expression on the mice are priceless. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

  55. Greta H permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:54 pm

    I love your daily samples! Can’t wait to try the new cardstock, so I’m crossing my fingers that you pick me! Thanks for the chance! I love wet embossing, so I’m going to come up something for the challenge.

  56. diana permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:45 pm

    Sweet card! Love the colours in the stamped image and the Blu Lagoon papers. TFS 😉

  57. March 28, 2011 10:49 pm

    awwww….. that image is waaaaaaay too cute!! fabulous card!

  58. March 29, 2011 12:26 am

    This is really a ‘merry’ birthday card! I like how you decorate the ribbons on the both side which give an impression of a sweet! This is cute and adorable!

  59. March 29, 2011 1:13 am

    Such a cute card….love the gingham bows!! I really do love these new cardstock packs….are they going to be available in the UK? I must search for them 🙂

    Jenny x

  60. March 29, 2011 3:59 am

    Cute, cute card! Would love to win the mix and match cardstock!

  61. March 29, 2011 4:09 am

    aweee such cute stamps in this set 🙂

  62. March 29, 2011 5:22 am

    What a superb image, it’s just given me a good giggle :), Luv Sam x

  63. Marie Moore permalink
    March 29, 2011 5:37 am

    Your birthday card has got to be the cutest one I have seen! I love your delicate coloring and the details. The cardstock and the colors are gorgeous – perfect! The mice are precious. Great card, Jenyfur!

  64. Cathy permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:34 am

    Just love the set of stamps….the bear is always my favorite

  65. March 29, 2011 8:42 am

    So lovely card, beautiful stamp set, thanks for this chance,-))m

  66. Diane permalink
    March 29, 2011 1:33 pm

    What a wonderful card and who couldn’t use MORE PAPER! Please count me in for the giveaway.

  67. Cynthia permalink
    March 29, 2011 5:26 pm

    I’d love to try the new Penny Black Mix & Match card, but it would have to make a very long journey to my place!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creations must say I am partial to the cute images!

  68. Carrie C permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:21 pm

    Oh SO cute!!

  69. March 30, 2011 3:52 am

    A gorgeous stunning card. Love the embossing and the look. Great card to be done in pink as well

  70. March 30, 2011 8:58 am

    cute card…so fun … Love the shades of blue,hope to win : )

  71. Julia permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:32 am

    Blue is my favorite color and I absolutely love this blue! Great stamps!!!

  72. Kelley permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:13 pm

    I am needing to make a lot of birthday cards and I love this stamp set. Of course, I love blue, so Blue Lagoon paper would be a wonderful thing to win. Thank you for a chance at it.

  73. March 31, 2011 12:35 pm

    How cute is that card, made me giggle!

  74. Kelli B permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:51 pm

    I love the colors of cs, but that image is adorable, especially the mouse covered in icing. Priceless expression.

  75. April 1, 2011 6:26 am

    Great card! Love the image and the papers…

  76. kathy amstutz permalink
    April 2, 2011 7:21 am

    Blues! How lovely! I’d love to make magic in my craft room with these lovely colors; thanks for this chance to win them!

  77. Kimberly R permalink
    April 3, 2011 9:47 am

    Oh my goodness – how cute is that card. The look on our little frosting covered mouse is so cute – I am pretty sure I need that stamp set. It made me giggle out loud! Thanks for sharing. I would love to try the new cardstock packages – thanks for the opportunity!

  78. Denise Bryant permalink
    April 3, 2011 1:54 pm

    Sweet card! Love the Blue Lagoon trio of paper! Scrumptious!

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