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Penny Black presents CUTE to ELEGANT – Day 3

November 28, 2012

Penny Black has something for everyone, from cute to elegant! This week Penny Black designer Jill Foster will be sharing cute card samples which in turn inspired elegant samples. To leave you even more inspired, we’ll also have a simple sketch for both cards!

Be sure to enter today’s giveaway! (more details below)

How about some Penny Black and Jill, best known as PB&J?? First, here’s a look at our Cute to Elegant samples.

Stamps: 4279H Polar Mimi, 30-134 Winter Magic, 40-137 Brick Wall

Stamps: 40-075 Christmas Pride, 40-169 Diamond Pattern, 30-134 Winter Magic, 1999L Letter Background

And here’s the video you’ve been waiting for!

Watch in HD on YouTube:

Leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win 4279H Polar Mimi!  Winners will be announced this Friday.

See you tomorrow with more Cute to Elegant creations by Jill! Here’s a sketch (click the image to enlarge) so you can play along!

Upload your Christmas cards in our Flickr Gallery and you just might see your Penny Black creation here on the blog this Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today – if you’re looking for more inspiration, please visit our gallery on Flickr and at Splitcoaststampers. You can also find us on Facebook, and on Twitter, too! – Jenn

137 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelley permalink
    November 28, 2012 12:33 am

    Beautiful card! And I’m so happy to learn I am not the only one who makes panels and then puts them on a card. 🙂

  2. Jan Castle permalink
    November 28, 2012 12:50 am

    Cute card…and delightful elegant card! The tutorial was so informative…would never have thought to color an entire flower and then cut half of it off! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. November 28, 2012 12:54 am

    totally awesome Jill. Your elegant card certainly is that.

  4. November 28, 2012 12:57 am

    Nice job! I really like the elegant look you got here. Love the image going off of the center panel. Once again, thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Katarina permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:14 am

    OMG…Polar Mimi is super cute 😀
    Cards are very cute 🙂 Very inspirational!
    Hugs, Katarina

  6. Barb Bass permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:16 am

    How very cute, Jill. Really like the overall look and I appreciate this sketch inspiration.

  7. sunflower sue permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:25 am

    Great cards! I especially like your backgrounds. I’d love to win the Mimi stamp. too. 😉

  8. November 28, 2012 1:25 am

    Mimi is sooooo…cute…!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. November 28, 2012 1:28 am

    Great cards again; love the one of Mimi with the sweet Polar bear.

  10. November 28, 2012 1:35 am

    Love your design on these two.

  11. November 28, 2012 1:47 am

    Such an elegant use of white on white – you’ve inspired me to try something I haven’t done for over 10 years – wonderful samples. Beautiful background stamps, too and those stunning cute images. What a lovely way to start the day. Thank you x

  12. November 28, 2012 1:50 am

    Brilliant! Cute and elegant inspirational projects!

  13. Kristen Berthelette permalink
    November 28, 2012 2:32 am

    Gorgeous cards! I could be happier..Mimi is my absolute favorite!! Penny Black rocks! 🙂

    • Kristen Berthelette permalink
      November 28, 2012 2:33 am

      COULDN’T LOL ! I am so excited I can’t type! 🙂

  14. November 28, 2012 2:34 am

    Love this set of cards, Jill! Thanks for your video, too – I love watching you create your magic!

  15. Maria permalink
    November 28, 2012 2:49 am

    Another great video and terrific cards!!

  16. November 28, 2012 3:14 am

    I sat looking at these & was just astonished by the way the stamped detail of the poinsettia leaves is picked up by the chevrons on the ribbon & on the cute card that ribbon echoes the spokes of the snowflakes in the background. So enjoying this series – thank you again for all the hard work required to bring these to us.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Carrie C permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:29 am

    I always learn so much from Jill’s tutorials. Love her layered and textured cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. VickiR in OH permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:30 am

    I’m really enjoying the cards & videos! I learned something new — how you work on separate cardstock, decorating it, and that to later be added to your card front. Will remember that 🙂

  19. November 28, 2012 3:56 am

    Your card is absolutely fabulous… Love the technique and distress coloring also. You keep making me add more stamps to my wish list.

  20. Francine mondou permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:58 am

    Beautiful work . All the video of Jill are so well done. It is a real pleasure to watch.

  21. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:02 am

    Love both cards…the first is just an adorable image and love how some of the flower is shown.

  22. November 28, 2012 4:04 am

    Another day of gorgeous cards, Jill!! I love the video on how you made that second card – you are awesome with those distress inks!

  23. diana permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:05 am

    Great cards and video! Thanks for sharing your tips & techniques. 😉

  24. November 28, 2012 4:08 am

    Two beautiful cards – I love both and thanks for the daily video – we are being spoilt this week!!

  25. Peggy wood permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:09 am

    I really like this sketch. Ideas better all the time.

  26. November 28, 2012 4:21 am

    Love the poinsettia card and video. These are both beautiful card and the sketch looks like a keeper. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Sigrid permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:30 am

    Wonderful video. The poinsettia looks so dimensional.

  28. Michel Espey permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:31 am

    Love both cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  29. Holly Saveur permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:31 am

    Super great cards again…love the color combo’s!

  30. Jan Douglas permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:35 am

    I really enjoy your videos…since vintage is a challenge for me, your use of the distress inks helps me so much. TFS

  31. Scarlette McGeeney permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:46 am

    Love the cards. Mimi is always so sweet. TFS the technique.

  32. November 28, 2012 4:47 am

    Wow so beautiful, Mimi is cute !!! And thanks again for the video, it’s great ! I would love to win a stamp, as I can’t find them here in Antwerp, Belgium…. Greetings Enny

  33. Patti L permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:51 am

    These are adorable. Love the technique too.

  34. RitaR permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:52 am

    What a nice early Christmas gift Jill’s video’s are! I’m thoroughly enjoying them and receiving a lot of stamping inspiration! Thank you Penny Black and Jill!

  35. November 28, 2012 4:57 am

    Again it’s the elegant card that floats my boat as I’m not a fan of Mimi!! Are any other cute stamps going to get a look in, lol!!

  36. Linda C permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:01 am

    Cute and beautiful!

  37. Kailash permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:03 am

    Mimi is my favorite and Jill has created an amazing card. The second card is just as fabulous. May the stars line up for me to win this stamp, I just love it. Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  38. Kathy permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:15 am

    Polar Mimi is absolutely the cutest and I just love the pointsettia card. Very creative. Thanks.

  39. Terri Colognesi permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:29 am

    I love Polar Mimi and the videos are great!

  40. November 28, 2012 5:38 am

    gee i wish I was home so I could make a card – that Mimi stamp is so cute.

  41. Evelyn J permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:40 am

    Really enjoy the tutorials and the inspiration on all the cards that have been shown

  42. November 28, 2012 5:41 am

    Love that background stamp, and the beautiful flower stamp is amazing! packs a lot of “punch” on this card! I don’t own the pumice stone distress ink….this video has now convinced me to get it! thanks~~~

  43. November 28, 2012 5:41 am

    Polar Mimi is one of my favorite stamps !
    I love the adorable card you created with it.
    Your second card is very elegant, I love the beautiful flower !

  44. Pat D permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:48 am

    Wow! The elegant card is awesome. Thank you for the tips and the inspiration.

  45. November 28, 2012 6:13 am

    Thanks for the inspiration – wonderful video!

  46. November 28, 2012 6:28 am

    Cute 🙂 I have to make a card with that nice sketch 🙂

  47. November 28, 2012 6:30 am

    Beautiful cards 😉 LOVE the way you put the Christmas Pride flower off the edge and then trimmed it to fit the panel. Thanks for the video, I *always* learn something new when watching 🙂

  48. zerrin permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:36 am

    absolutely gorgeous. i love your creations. Great ideas to create backgrounds.

  49. Carol Jones permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:44 am

    Beautiful, beautiful! I love PB & J creations — keep it up ladies!

  50. Caroline Thornton permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:48 am

    I’m usually drawn to the elegant but that little bear just tugs at my heart. Both cards are beautiful!

  51. Rita permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:53 am

    Mimi and the polar bear are so cute, Would like to try creating the elegant card for christmas.

  52. terriavidreader permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:55 am

    Loved the video, as usual! Thanks for showing off such a lovely card!

  53. Rosemary D permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:03 am

    wow… jill is just out doing herself with each card… love, love, love the poinsettia card!!

  54. November 28, 2012 7:17 am

    these are both beautiful and my faves so far this week! i love the layout and the subtle changes that transform the cute to elegant.

  55. Darlene D. permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:25 am

    Just love Jill’s tutorials…she does a fabulous job teaching us all her techniques!!! Polar Mimi is so darn cute, my grandkids would love that image for their christmas card. However, both cards are so creative and inspiring. Ahhh such wonderful talent!

  56. calamityjane permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:30 am

    Both cards are wonderful!! The colors are so bright & cheery and just make me smile!!! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s edition!! I’m loving the video’s!!

  57. Sue D permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:41 am

    Very pretty poinsettia card. I like the backgrounds your created and using some of the petals as leaves.

  58. Sharla Laursen permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:45 am

    Love both of the cards, and love this series! Thanks for the videos too, so fun to watch and see how it comes together!

  59. glowest permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:51 am

    just love these cards, especially the poinsettia card, so pretty. LOVE penny black stamps

  60. November 28, 2012 7:56 am

    OK, every day is getting better and better! Thanks for great inspiration!

  61. Carol E Brooker permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:58 am

    Really cute cards love the Polar Mimi is just adorable, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  62. Deb Lorence permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:04 am

    Pretty cards Jill! It’s great to see your creative process!

  63. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:06 am

    Great cards! Love Polar Mimi and that gorgeous poinsettia! Love seeing the videos…. thanks for a chance to win a fun prize too!

  64. Linda Craig permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:10 am

    Very cute. The polar mini is adorable.

  65. November 28, 2012 8:14 am

    Hi Jill… I love your videos… each one of them have thought me a new tip or tech… Your cards are so cheerful… You are very inspiring… thank you for that!

  66. Barbara Chmura permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:17 am

    I love the Mimi cards. They are just so cute!!!

  67. Mildred Mildew permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:18 am

    I love the versatility of the Christmas Pride stamp. Very elegant card Jill!

  68. Diana F permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:28 am

    Beautiful cards. Loved the transformation of the cute card to elegant. Really enjoyed the video

  69. November 28, 2012 8:30 am

    Loved Jill’s cards today…OK…anything she makes is gorgeous!

  70. Elaine permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:35 am

    I love the cards

  71. april foss permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:53 am

    I just love watching the process of making cards and this one is beautiful!

  72. November 28, 2012 8:59 am

    Both cards are beautiful but love the cute one more!

  73. Agnes permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:59 am

    Polar Mimi is one of my favorite stamps. These cards are great.

  74. November 28, 2012 9:02 am

    Lovely cards !

  75. Ann Marie permalink
    November 28, 2012 9:06 am

    Both of the cards are wonderful!

  76. Silke Shimazu permalink
    November 28, 2012 9:10 am

    Fabulous cards!

  77. Judy permalink
    November 28, 2012 9:27 am

    Both cards are beautiful!!

  78. November 28, 2012 9:35 am

    LOVE the Cards and the video again today!! I’m LOVING ALL of the FUN tips!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  79. November 28, 2012 9:36 am

    Love that sketch & these cards are both wonderful!

  80. diana permalink
    November 28, 2012 10:09 am

    Great video and lovely card! Thanks for sharing your tips and technique. 😉

  81. suemcrae permalink
    November 28, 2012 10:15 am

    Love all the layers on the elegant card, a true beauty!

  82. November 28, 2012 10:23 am

    Jill, you always make it look so fast and easy!

  83. November 28, 2012 10:27 am

    Beautiful cards and I love mimi…

  84. November 28, 2012 10:42 am

    Love these cute to elegant days! So much inspiration!

  85. November 28, 2012 10:54 am

    Fabulous cards, especially the Polar Mimi card!

  86. Jinglesmom permalink
    November 28, 2012 11:51 am

    I love the pointsettia card! So elegant!

  87. Rene permalink
    November 28, 2012 11:55 am

    Polar Mimi is very cute and I love the Pointsettia,

  88. Judith van Stam permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:08 pm

    These are beautiful cards.

  89. KarenNZ permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:12 pm

    Wow wwhat an amazing card . I just love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  90. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:27 pm

    Love both the cards… The layering is so much fun and I always learn something neat. Thanks for sharing!

  91. Patricia Swagler permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:52 pm

    Love your card and I love the Polar Mimi stamp.

  92. Susan permalink
    November 28, 2012 2:36 pm

    Thanks for another great PB&J video Jill! That pointsettia is beautiful and I adore the cute card!

  93. November 28, 2012 2:39 pm

    Lovely cards and super video, thanks for the chance to win : )

  94. Suzanne Rich permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:30 pm

    I love cute little Mimi always, but with the polar bear on this card she is absolutely darling. I enjoyed the great video and inspiration to try using Copic markers. Stunningly elegant card..

  95. Djanelle permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:37 pm

    I’m so loving these cards! The poinsettia card looks fabulous!

  96. Julie Tomita permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:19 pm

    Love your cards, Jill. I know the Polar Mimi stamp would be a hit with my granddaughter. She is nine and loves to stamp with me. Julie

  97. Deborah permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:29 pm

    Mimi is too cute! I love the way you placed the poinsettia on the card and the colors used were outstanding. TFS

  98. Karenajo permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:30 pm

    The elegant card is truly that – thanks for the sketch inspiration !

  99. craftLYN permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:05 pm

    The Mimi images are adorable, and the video is great inspiration for me to get busy!!

  100. Jennifer permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:11 pm

    Coming back to stamping but I have never done anything like the elegant card. Love the new Ideas!!

  101. Margaret permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:13 pm

    Loved the tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration! Your cards are great.

  102. MCgal permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:19 pm

    Love the tip of coloring dark, medium and the light.

  103. Lisa Smith permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:22 pm

    Polar Mimi is such a sweet stamp! Thank you for sharing your talents with us, Jill! Love the cards they make me happy!

  104. Anne Richards permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:23 pm

    The poinsettia is spectaular. I love the way its cut off center. The lines in the stamp match so well with the ribbon and the coloring technique is easy. loved them both.

  105. Kathy permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:24 pm

    Love the tutorials you are posting this week and the ideas I’m getting. I took a Penny Black Christmas class at my LSS this afternoon and you’ll be happy to know I now own 5 more Penny Black stamps. I might have to return tomorrow and pick up a couple more 🙂

  106. Maura Temple permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:05 pm

    Beautiful colors with a splash B/W Love them both!


  107. November 28, 2012 6:13 pm

    Both fabulous cards again and another brilliant tutorial video, loving the new stamps, thanks for sharing
    Lindsay xx

  108. Rose M. permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:25 pm

    Beautiful cards!!! Penny Black cards make me feel happy after a stress filled day. My shoulders relax, I take a deep sigh and smile,

  109. Lieselotte permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:46 pm

    Great video, and cards! Love the new stamps.

  110. jmhave44 permalink
    November 28, 2012 6:58 pm

    Absolutely love this poinsettia card. Tutorial was fantastic, I always enjoy your tutorials, and Penny Black is one of my very favorite stamp companies. Such detail, I always get clear sharp images, easy to color & do a lovely card. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity for some fun. Happy Post Thanksgiving! Hugs.

  111. Peggy wood permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:20 pm

    Another great card. I think like this best so far. I have a thing for pointsettas.

  112. Janet Sisk permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:20 pm

    I LOVE both of your cards shared today. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win that cute little stamp, too. 😀

  113. judka permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:35 pm

    I gasped when Jill cut off part of that flower, but it was the perfect thing to do!! Love the PB&J videos and always learn something! I am really enjoying the cute to elegant series!! Thanks!

  114. janet Wilson permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:43 pm

    Absolutely wonderful 🙂

  115. Amy R permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:50 pm

    I love the poinsettia! It is beautiful!

  116. November 28, 2012 8:31 pm

    Great tutorial Jill. Thank you!

  117. November 28, 2012 8:39 pm

    As always, your card is a wonderful inspiration, Jill! This is when I almost wish I had jumped on the Copic train years ago, instead of buying just a few and then giving up. 😉

  118. Yvonne W permalink
    November 28, 2012 10:31 pm

    This is so much fun to see you change the cards up. TFS

  119. November 28, 2012 11:47 pm

    really like the clean look of the first one. so cute! wonderful work as always, Jill!

  120. November 29, 2012 3:01 am

    Wonderful card, Jill, as always! Love your tips and tricks along the way. TFS!

  121. November 29, 2012 7:34 am

    Gorgeous card! I love watching you create, Jill-it’s nice to see someone else is messy like me!

  122. Terri B permalink
    November 29, 2012 9:24 am

    So glad I found you! Great supplies and instructions!

  123. November 29, 2012 11:09 am

    These are awesome! I love this layout on a card and the flower is beautiful!

  124. Ruby permalink
    November 29, 2012 12:30 pm

    Beautiful cards, thanks for the wonderful tutorial and the fab giveaway! Ruby x

  125. November 29, 2012 1:05 pm

    Love both of these cards!

  126. Anne Richards permalink
    November 29, 2012 4:22 pm

    what a great week of how to’s and cute and pretty cards. Does it have to end?

  127. Carol B permalink
    November 29, 2012 5:17 pm

    Love them both, grogeous coloring!

    Carol B

  128. barbara lassiter permalink
    November 29, 2012 5:39 pm

    Both cards are really nice but I love the more elegant one the best. I love your attention to detail such as inking the edges and all the little added touches, such as the twine around the ribbon. All of these along with your fabulous coloring ability add to the beauty of your cards! Thanks for another video with lots of great tips and techniques!

  129. November 29, 2012 6:00 pm

    Like everything with Mimi!

  130. November 29, 2012 7:21 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the poinsettia!

  131. LBirt permalink
    November 29, 2012 8:41 pm

    i certainly have luved seeing all these beautiful creations this week. your tips have been so helpful thanks for your inspiration!

  132. November 29, 2012 9:13 pm

    I am loving both the cute and the elegant cards in this series! Jill’s videos are always wonderful, I love seeing how she creates these beautiful cards, and she makes it easy to follow along. Keep up the great work, PB and Jill, you have a fan for life in me!

  133. November 29, 2012 10:30 pm

    After a full week at work I’ve just caught up with the great posts, & watched Jill’s videos too, such beautiful cards, with gorgeous images…thanks for sharing all the great details too, there’s something very therapeutic about watching someone else creating : )

  134. November 29, 2012 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the great inspiration. i have that black ribbon…this is the perfect way to use it!

  135. November 30, 2012 2:05 am

    Really enjoyed your video, Jill. Thanks for sharing your creating process.

  136. December 4, 2012 7:34 pm

    Is there anything Jill can’t do?! I learn so much from watching her videos and of course I want every Penny Black stamp she uses as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win this adorable Mimi stamp. Have a great week!

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