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Oh, happy day! Let’s see YOUR creations!

March 8, 2013

All this week, our designers have been sharing creations made with our four newest stamp sets, and we’ve been posting challenges, too. It’s been so fun to see how y’all have interpreted challenges. Thank you ALL for participating. We LOVE when you play along with us! Scroll ALL the way down for the winners of the stamp sets. 🙂

Monday’s challenge was all about die cuts, fussy cutting, and punching. Let’s see what y’all have shared . . .

Isha Gupta of Hobby and Ideas submitted this amazingly watercolored and fussy-cut flower on a pretty tag. We loved the simple layout and twine/twill combo, as well as the color combination:


Leikkaan of Leikkan Kortit fussy cut alll of those tulips and then layered the kitty over a fence die cut. HOW clever!!Leikkaan_fussycutting

Nina Brackett of Crafting in Croatia made this beauty – We adore the perfect coloring of her hair, the perfect skin tones, the layout, everything!NinaB_fussycutting

Kailash29 submitted this over on Flickr – isn’t it precious? The vintage floral print and pretty lace along with the teeny clothespin and pearl accents are so feminine!

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Greta, GG Nurse at Flickr turned a diecut into a card! We love the soft and pretty colors and dimension added with the layered flowers, and just look at how she added that iridescent shred between the layers. Makes me think of the baskets that would greet us every Easter Sunday.

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Debi at That Might Look Good on a Card made this one, and I like the combination of the “spoil yourself silly” sentiment with the kitty lounging in the tub and the crown patterned paper! Rhinestone bubbles finish off the design and makes me long for a nice, hot bubble bath of my own!thatmightlookgood_fussycutting

Tuesday’s challenge was all about color – we started with a general color combination, and y’all ran with it!

Mariette at Stamping Mariette shared this pretty card – the pinks paired with such a pretty green and the sentiment surely says, “SPRING” to us!


Judy Jung over at Livin’ the Dream had a double header – fussy cutting AND spring colors included! The layers and details and paper piecing. . . oh MY! So very detailed!


Penny Ward over at Penny Ward INK combined such fun colors and cut shapes to create a card that packs a punch. I bet her Mom will LOVE it – we sure do!


and Greta, gg nurse on Flickr took a more muted approach toward the color combination, and came up with this stunner. The embossed background paired with the darling ribbon ruffle and pearls and very feminine shapes . . . perfection!

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Wednesday’s challenge was to create a project or card with an interactive element. We loved all of the ideas you shared!

From Doreen at Doreen’s Dream used Letter and Daisy (and some exquisite layering!) to create this pretty card. Her coloring, the teeny envelope with scalloped card, and the scalloped background – so impressive!


From Kanan at I Feel Glee – a triple play! Interactive *AND* bright spring colors *AND* fussy cut, so she was entered in three drawings! WHOA! We really like the way the gift card is tucked into the flower-lined pocket. Adorable!


From Debi at That Might Look Good on a Card . . . a wiper card. It’s such a bright card that’s perfect for a kid’s birthday. Click on the image for more information, and click here for a tutorial!


And from Sis at Paper, Craft, & Scissors, a gatefold card (click on image for more information and for a tutorial). The ribbon unties and the flower opens up – sosososocute!


Thursday was about taking a winter-themed card, and making it over into something that says “SPRING!”

Fun Stamping submitted this simple and elegant one-layer card. The soft colors and hints of glimmer do make us want to celebrate Spring.


Isha at New Ideas took a row of flower pots, stamped and colored, and made a clean and simple card that would let anyone know at a glance that they were definitely wished the best!


And Debi at That Might Look Good on a Card made a Christmas card into this sherbet-y confection. Sweet yellow and pink and pearls and embossing make it Springy, but definitely something that could be sent year-round.


The winner of a Garden Critters stamp set . . . . KAILASH29!

The winner of a Chick to Chick stamp set . . . . Judy Jung!

The winner of a Lulu Spring stamp set . . . . Kanan!

The winner of Nature’s Wishes stamp set . . . . Isha!

If you’ve been announced as a winner, please email to claim your prize!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2013 12:27 am

    Beautiful cards, congrats for the winners!

  2. March 8, 2013 12:56 am

    Thank you for the nomination!
    All cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Congrats to the winners!

  3. March 8, 2013 1:14 am

    Some beauties there. Thanks to everyone for sharing their art!

  4. March 8, 2013 2:22 am

    Congratulations to everyone – enjoy your winnings. A delightful showcasing of what can be done with PB stamps & real confirmation for my theory that there’s something for every kind of crafter in PB’s range.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. March 8, 2013 3:07 am

    Wow what a feast for the eyes, so many wonderful cards! Congratulations to all the winners, can’t wait to see what you create with your new stamps!

  6. judka permalink
    March 8, 2013 4:36 am

    Is it ok to do a happy dance at 6:30 am? What a fun way to start a day! Thank you, Penny Black for a fun week of celebrating Spring!! And thank you for my “chick to chick” prize! Congrats to the other winners … and thank you to all who took part in these fun challenges. Paula is exactly right; Penny Black stamps provide stamps for a wide range of styles! Thank you again.

  7. March 8, 2013 4:45 am

    YAY!!! Thank you for making my day. I am honored to be a winner and featured here. I wanted some new PB stamps so much and now I will have it. And as Judy and Paula said. Love the wide range of PB images. perfect for a person like me, who keeps on trying new techniques all the time.

  8. Michelle Johnson permalink
    March 8, 2013 5:39 am

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards. I love the colors and the fussy cutting is amazing on some of these. I am not very good at it at all. 🙂

  9. March 8, 2013 5:57 am

    I am so happy!!! I always love Penny Black stamps and I am so honored to have my name as a winner. Congrats to all the winners, so many beautiful cards and inspirations here. Thank you so much Penny Black. 🙂

  10. March 8, 2013 6:31 am

    Thanks you so much for “show casing” my card – I feel honored. Congratulations to all the winners – well deserved!

  11. Kailash permalink
    March 8, 2013 6:40 am

    Oh such a great way to start my day, Thanks PB for my win and my card being featured. Congrats to all the other winners too, the creativity with Penny Black’s range of stamps is so inspiring. Thanks for a beautiful week of ideas and stunning projects!!

  12. March 8, 2013 7:42 am

    Thanks for showing some of my cards–I enjoyed making them. I know the winners are doing happy dances!

  13. Carol E Brooker permalink
    March 8, 2013 8:19 am

    Such beautiful cards, thanks for sharing them. Congrats to all the winners.

  14. Susan permalink
    March 8, 2013 11:42 am

    Wow — thanks for sharing these amazing and wonderful cards! Congratulations ladies!

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