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Fun in the Sun DAY 1

July 18, 2011

Welcome to the Penny Black Blog! We’re going to have a lot of fun this week as we celebrate Summer and our newest special release, “Fun in the Sun” (a Transparent set of 11 stamps) and “Mimi the Mermaid” (a large wood-mounted Mimi stamp). These stamps cannot be found in any catalog are available through your local retailer or at our ONLINE STORE. (Be sure to scroll down for our GIVEAWAY!)

Let’s kick things off with a few cards! First up is a card featuring “Mimi the Mermaid”, colored with Copic Markers. All cardstock is Penny Black Mix & Match!

Next is a ‘scene’ card using “Fun in the Sun”, also colored with Copic Markers. The grass was stamped on Mix & Match cardstock using, “Sweet Home“.

Create a new card celebrating Summer and upload it into our Gallery by Midnight Sunday night, PST. Tag your entry with “pennyblacksummer“. A winner will be announced on Tuesday and will receive our new Transparent “Fun in the Sun” set of stamps + Mix & Match Cardstock. Good Luck!

In addition to our card challenge this week, we would like to give away additional “Fun in the Sun” sets to 5 lucky winners. A winner will be chosen from each day’s comments and announced on Tuesday…Good luck! Psst…winners will also receive a generous supply of Mix & Match Cardstock!

111 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2011 12:18 am

    I adore this set and stamp and I cant wait to make something with it. I am waiting with baited breath for my local store to get these in. I am so pleased that the artist that draws these adorable cuties is on board with my favouritest stamp company!!


  2. Margaret permalink
    July 18, 2011 12:43 am

    I absolutely love this set of stamps. It is the best set I’ve seen for ages and have been hoping it comes on the market quickly! The art work is great and I can think of so many combinations and possibilities. Thanks for showcasing it.

  3. July 18, 2011 12:48 am

    Oh, I love both…!! If it’s Penny Black…I love it! I can’t wait to see the DT cards this week showcasing this cute stamps.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. cutiephinphin permalink
    July 18, 2011 12:59 am

    The stamp sets look really fun! Would love to work on them with my color pencils. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. July 18, 2011 1:02 am

    Wonderful card for summer! I love these stamps 🙂

  6. July 18, 2011 1:06 am

    I love mimi set this version!!! Totally wonderful! Love ur cards,jenyfur!

  7. July 18, 2011 1:23 am

    what a fun card..beautiful colouring and such a cute image!

  8. Cards & Co permalink
    July 18, 2011 1:32 am

    Lovely stamps with lots of opportunity for fun colouring and paper piecing. Can’t wait.

  9. July 18, 2011 2:04 am

    such a fun set. Love the cards today. Can’t wait to see the next few days.

  10. Linda Roberts permalink
    July 18, 2011 2:48 am

    Who wouldn’t want to win those stamps they are so cute and there is so much you can do with them love Linda

  11. Dee in N.H. permalink
    July 18, 2011 2:55 am

    How cute! Love the cards! Reminds me of my youngest granddaughter with all her pool toys!

  12. July 18, 2011 3:08 am

    Cute, cute, cute – love the mermaid – SUMMER written all over the sets.

  13. Cheri permalink
    July 18, 2011 3:14 am

    Adorable cards…bright fun colors perfect for summer. Love this set.

  14. July 18, 2011 3:25 am

    This is such a pretty stamp and stamp set…def. must:)) Gorgeous summer bright and cheery cards Jennyfur. Would love to try the Mix and Match.

  15. Nat permalink
    July 18, 2011 3:32 am

    well it may be raining here, but this stamp set would certainly brighten up my day! Have just discovered your blog and I will be back x

  16. sandy permalink
    July 18, 2011 3:40 am

    So cute and wow would I love to win a set and paper!!! Our weather hasn’t been all that warm, the only swimming I’d do would be in a pool, our lakes are COLD:)

  17. Bonnie permalink
    July 18, 2011 3:52 am

    Love your cards. They are so bright and cheerful. Makes me want to go swimming with the hot weather we are having in our area.

  18. July 18, 2011 4:01 am

    Adorable projects. Colorful and summery.

  19. July 18, 2011 4:02 am

    Those stamps are adorable and so are those cards!! They really bring a smile to my face :).

  20. July 18, 2011 4:06 am

    I absolutely LOVE these new stamps! Mermaids have been a favourite of mine since I read ‘The Little Mermaid’ by H.C. Anderson when I was little. And the beach stamps are so cute!
    Jenyfur, your cards are great!

  21. July 18, 2011 4:21 am

    Love Penny Black anything. These cards are adorable and I can’t wait to get my hands on the beachy stamps!

  22. Michel E permalink
    July 18, 2011 4:23 am

    These cards are so cute.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  23. July 18, 2011 4:40 am

    Theses new stamps are too cute, I love the cards created with them! Thanks for a chance to win! We no longer have a local store, so I miss seeing the latest in person!

  24. July 18, 2011 4:47 am

    Super cute! I’ve been eyeing this set and single stamp since the last newsletter—love it!!

  25. judy gray permalink
    July 18, 2011 4:54 am

    So cute!!!!! Would love this set. Who wouldn’t.

  26. angela permalink
    July 18, 2011 5:10 am

    Cute set and beautiful sample. I would love to use it~

  27. SunnyB permalink
    July 18, 2011 5:22 am

    I so love this sweet Fun In The Sun stamp set. I have been looking forward to its release. I can only imagine the wonderful cards I can make and send to my friends and my adorable grandchildren with these stamps.

  28. LindaC permalink
    July 18, 2011 5:45 am

    How cute! And with all the heat we’re having now…these would be great!

  29. Lana Lepinski permalink
    July 18, 2011 5:49 am

    Woohoo! This is going to be fun! I love these stamps!

  30. janet Wilson permalink
    July 18, 2011 5:54 am

    perfect summery images and so adorable :o)

  31. July 18, 2011 6:03 am

    I am so excited to see what the DT has to share this week! I love this set!

  32. July 18, 2011 6:15 am

    What a fun looking set! I’d love to win.

  33. July 18, 2011 6:22 am

    Those summer series were adorable, so summer .. how lovely that mermaid Mimi!!!
    I hope I can win ….these would be great 🙂

    Thanks for the change

  34. Holly Danks permalink
    July 18, 2011 6:30 am

    Love that Penny Black has stayed with the “cute” and traditional theme with its stamps and card designs. This set is another that will make cards that I can be proud to send to anyone, from my mother and friends to nieces and nephews. Clean, simple and fun!

  35. July 18, 2011 6:39 am

    What a fun stampset. I could use some sunshine over here. Second week of the vacation and it’s raining.

  36. Rosemary D permalink
    July 18, 2011 6:40 am

    what a cute set and single stamp!! the cards are simply adorable!

  37. Flo permalink
    July 18, 2011 6:40 am

    I love MIimi. The mermaid is adorable and so are the clear stamps. Hooray for Penny Black.

  38. Mildred Mildew permalink
    July 18, 2011 7:06 am

    What an adorable new set of stamps..’Fun in the Sun’. I would love to win a set ! Thanks Penny Black.

  39. July 18, 2011 7:12 am

    Those is the cutest set I have ever seen..I definitely need it…you card and coloring is perfect!!! I think this set will help me learn to color better..I am trying real hard. Thanks for helping me out. ;0)

  40. Doreen Patoile permalink
    July 18, 2011 7:27 am

    I’ve always loved Penny Black stamps. ‘Fun in the Sun” is a must-have for stampers!
    Who can resist this cute set. I would be thrilled to win it.
    Thank you for your generous give-away offer.

  41. July 18, 2011 7:34 am

    Okay, I haven’t seen this set yet and it is ADORABLE!! My 3 year old grandaughter thinks she is a mermaid (yes, it’s the Disney Princess effect! LOL). I bought her some Tinkerbell clear stamps and she loves to “do craps” when she comes over. The mermaid in this set is perfect for her!!!

  42. Eleanor Wong permalink
    July 18, 2011 7:37 am

    Penny Black stamps are among my favorites and the Fun in the Sun set is definitely something I must have in my collection.

  43. Jeanne dudgeon permalink
    July 18, 2011 8:05 am

    These are so much fun. Great summer cards!

  44. July 18, 2011 8:07 am

    Such a gorgeous set of stamps – they are just so summery. I look forward to seeing what the design team do this week with them.

  45. July 18, 2011 8:18 am

    Ahhhh, so adorable. So perfect for the Summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. July 18, 2011 8:22 am

    Can’t go wrong with Mimi stamps or Penny Black either!

  47. bethann d permalink
    July 18, 2011 8:32 am

    fun cute cards, the stamps look like a lot of fun too. i don’t have any summer stamps, thanks for the chance to win

  48. July 18, 2011 8:38 am

    Awwww…these cards are just toooooo CUTE!!!! I LOOOOVE the new Fun in the Sun set!! I can imagine so many things to do with this set! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. July 18, 2011 8:42 am

    Such CUTE new Mimis! I have Mimi the Mermaid and I have my eyes on Fun in the Sun! Penny Black has done it again – ADORABLE! 🙂

  50. July 18, 2011 9:26 am

    Awesome card!!

  51. Paula Ponton (PEP) permalink
    July 18, 2011 9:42 am

    I’m rather partial to mermaid images so this really thrills me, especially with that little turtle & the fish. I love the way those scalloped edges pick up the shape of the little seahorse in the card. As for the transparent stamp set – the little elements that can be played around with are super & I just think that sun lounging image is terrific. The sea & the shell…..imagination is already at work.
    Thanks for an opportunity of winning too.
    Paula (PEP)

  52. Annetje Craig permalink
    July 18, 2011 10:44 am

    The perfect set for making a card for my daughter who is working on the pier this summer. All summery and sunny. Love the cute images and the the design of the card, very inspirational.

  53. LeeAnn Snare permalink
    July 18, 2011 10:58 am

    Hi! I just found your site. I was browsing for copic coloring examples. I have just discovered them and I am trying to learn how to use them. I love your stamp “Mimi the Mermaid” and the “Fun in the Sun”. The girls are so sweet. I would love to have either of them to use. I have also signed up for your Club. Thank you!

  54. July 18, 2011 11:13 am

    Fabulous cards! I just LOVE Mermaid Mini!! So cute!!

  55. July 18, 2011 11:14 am

    Fabulous cards! I just LOVE Mermaid Mimi!! So cute!!

  56. Nancy C. permalink
    July 18, 2011 12:19 pm

    I just love this stamp set! It fits into my style exactly! Thanks so much!

  57. Silke Shimazu permalink
    July 18, 2011 12:23 pm

    Great cards, perfect for summer! Love the new stamps already.

  58. Kimberli Sarsfield permalink
    July 18, 2011 1:39 pm

    This Fun in the Sun set (and mermaid!) are so darn cute! The Copic-colored card is just beautiful and really shows off these stamps! Love it!

  59. Eve permalink
    July 18, 2011 3:22 pm

    luv luv luuuuv the mermaid mimi! Soo cute! 🙂 Those cards are fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win such a great stamp set!! 🙂

  60. July 18, 2011 3:46 pm

    I WANT these Soooooooooooo Bad!!!!! They are over the top AAAAADORABLE!!!!

  61. July 18, 2011 4:07 pm

    Cute stamp set! Penny Black Stamps are always fab!

  62. July 18, 2011 4:34 pm

    Oh my gosh! I absolutely love your stamps and all the card designs that you come up with.

    Your fan,

  63. July 18, 2011 6:03 pm

    The Fun in the Sun set (and mermaid mimi!) are super cute! The card is just beautiful , I love the stamps! hugs, Frances

  64. July 18, 2011 7:08 pm

    These stamps are so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  65. Audrey Wilkens permalink
    July 18, 2011 7:45 pm

    I am SOOO impressed with your work. I just happened upon your website about a month ago and can’t find enough time to go back and check out your past posts. I love your PBJ on Mondays and look forward to your video clips. I have stamped for many years but am constantly learning new things. Your ideas are so refreshing. Thanks so much.

  66. July 18, 2011 9:04 pm

    What a cute set Fun in the Sun is. The little surfer girl is adorable.

  67. July 18, 2011 9:26 pm

    Such a cute set & darling cards using it! Thanks for a chance to win!

  68. Starqueen permalink
    July 18, 2011 9:32 pm

    Hi PB!
    Love this Mimi the Mermaid and the new clear set, too. Great for summer fun!
    Thanks for sharing!

  69. July 18, 2011 11:11 pm

    these are so cute!! so fun and delightful!

  70. Amy Burke permalink
    July 18, 2011 11:11 pm

    Hello! I’m an established card maker but (shock!) I’m relatively new to the stamping scene. I’m currently practicing with another clear set (and watercolour pencils) and am now hooked…oh for more cupboard space. These sweet stamps in the ‘fun in the sun’ set have inspired me already and I’d love to start my collection with them – it’s winter down here in the land of Oz and I’m on the hunt for anything warm! Now to find out more about ‘Copic Markers’…

  71. Janine B permalink
    July 18, 2011 11:17 pm

    such a cute set – love her ring!

  72. July 19, 2011 6:09 am

    What a sweet set!

  73. July 19, 2011 6:38 am

    Great card.. And it’s always fun with something extra in the sun..

  74. centralNYscrapper (Brenda) permalink
    July 19, 2011 7:02 am

    The “Fun in the Sun” stamps are darling. So cute.

  75. Monica Soto permalink
    July 19, 2011 8:39 am

    Love your stamps, and this set is beautiful, sunny and bright.

  76. July 19, 2011 8:46 am

    Fabulous cards!!!
    Love these stamps…adorable!!

    Karen x

  77. Robin permalink
    July 19, 2011 9:31 am

    Love that stamp set. Very cute!

  78. July 19, 2011 9:32 am

    These are just adorable!

  79. Kirsty Chalmers permalink
    July 19, 2011 9:52 am

    These stamps are utterly scrumptious and I love the cards that have been made with them. The colours are so fresh and summery and they just scream fun. I would love to make a card with these stamps.

  80. July 19, 2011 9:53 am

    These are so cute you could do a lot with these. just adorable. Gloria M

  81. Paulette S in MO permalink
    July 19, 2011 12:51 pm

    The Mimi stamps are just adorable and they yell, Summer Fun!! Summer is my favorite season, although I do appreciate each season in it’s own place and all of the beauties attached to each one. Your cards are just wonderful, always!! =D

  82. July 19, 2011 3:09 pm

    What a CUTE set!! I LOVE the theme and the project inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  83. Tona permalink
    July 19, 2011 3:10 pm

    Such fun stamps!

  84. Carrie C permalink
    July 19, 2011 7:50 pm

    Love the cards. That technique for making grass is so creative.

  85. July 20, 2011 5:12 am

    I love this cutie stamps!! totally pretty 🙂

  86. July 20, 2011 7:23 am

    Adorable the stamps and the card….would love to win. 🙂

  87. Sandy Andersen permalink
    July 20, 2011 7:43 pm

    This is the cutest summer set ever. Love the smiley face sun and the sweet happy little girls. Would love to be a winner of this set.

  88. Anne B. permalink
    July 21, 2011 2:21 am

    Great summer cards!

  89. Tanja S. permalink
    July 21, 2011 3:19 am

    Not sure if my comment is too late but I love these new sets! Thanks for a chance to win.

  90. Katherine permalink
    July 21, 2011 9:16 am

    OMGoodness! These cards are both fantabulous! I can’t stop looking at them and all the fun detail. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  91. Lindsay Jolly permalink
    July 21, 2011 1:05 pm

    These mermaids are so cute and the fun in the sun stamps are really fresh and cheerfull, i’m so glad i found this site and joined the club!

  92. July 21, 2011 7:27 pm

    Wow, what an adorable set! This crazy hot weather reminds me of how fun the beach can be…and so does this stamp set!

  93. July 21, 2011 7:36 pm

    Mimi in the summer is simply adorable. Love all the inspiration too!

  94. July 21, 2011 8:10 pm

    I just love the summery colours on both cards! And that grass, wow, what a great way to create it! Love that Transparent set!

  95. Jay Gee permalink
    July 21, 2011 8:37 pm

    These are such adorable and fun new stamps. Love both sample cards.

  96. July 21, 2011 8:38 pm

    Adorable stamps and cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Sue D permalink
    July 21, 2011 8:45 pm

    Cute stamps and great cards!

  98. July 22, 2011 3:02 am

    This stamp set is sooooooo adorable, I would love to win it! Great card!!

  99. July 22, 2011 3:14 am

    What a cute set of stamps…I could have soooo much fun with these!! Love the cards too.

  100. Ruth Ann Smith permalink
    July 22, 2011 3:23 am

    What an adorable stamp set. My granddaughters would love getting cards with these cute stamps. Good luck everyone..

  101. July 22, 2011 7:24 am

    What a darling set and gorgeous sample cards by the designers!

  102. Debbie W. permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:43 am

    This stamp set is a “must have”,lol. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

  103. July 22, 2011 7:46 am

    What a cute set of stamps. Love the card.
    Thanks for al the inspiration.

  104. Sandy #1781 permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:48 am

    These cards are adorable and the stamps are so cute and versatile! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  105. Sally J permalink
    July 22, 2011 10:30 am

    What a cute set of stamps with so many fun possibilities – love the card design! Thanks for the chance to win a set along with cardstock!

  106. charlene permalink
    July 23, 2011 1:28 pm

    this set rocks and so does this card!

  107. July 23, 2011 6:18 pm

    Oh, I love these new stamps! Thanks for a chance to own them!

  108. Mel G permalink
    July 23, 2011 10:19 pm

    Just love the new Mimi the Mermaid stamp, what a gorgeous sweet stamp!!

  109. Toni Murphy permalink
    July 29, 2011 9:39 am

    As a Club Member, I should not be surprised to see such a fantastic new offering!!! I just wish I could have them ALL!
    Great Job !
    Toni M

  110. July 29, 2011 10:02 pm

    Christmas in July….my oh my what a vast set of images to choose from. As a Club Member I’d love to have them all. It sounds like that’s how we all feel!

  111. Carole Miller permalink
    July 30, 2011 6:10 pm

    Love these stamps and would love to win a set! Thanks.

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