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We’ve been taken over by… Lin!

January 1, 2014

Watch out Penny Black, some very talented gals have snuck in for a special week here on the blog. Yes, it’s a TAKEOVER!!


Happy New Year!! It’s Lin here today, in our Stamp Squad week of taking over the blog.


Since this is a traditional day for making New Year’s resolutions, I thought I’d use a couple of the stamps from the Life’s Messages Slapstick/Cling set for my cards for you today. I’m not one to make major resolutions each year, but these are all good words of wisdom that perhaps we can think on today.


I decided to make this one into a chalkboard look, stamping it in white ink on black cardstock, then using a white pen to faux-stitch around it before trimming it out and framing it up with some red cardstock. I added some design papers in aqua and red and put everything onto a kraft card base. I couldn’t resist adding that little punched red heart along with some gingham ribbon, a wood button, and the scalloped trim. I made another card using another of the messages in the set, but you’ll have to come visit me at my blog, Sending Hugs, to see it. Here’s a little sneak peek of it:


Thanks so much for stopping by today – we all at Penny Black wish all of our customers a very happy and prosperous New Year!! I hope you’ll come back again tomorrow to see what my teamie Greta has in store for you! Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2014 6:01 am

    Wonderful card for the new year, Lin! Always love when you add a bit of gingham! I’m off to check out your second card . . . . .

  2. January 1, 2014 6:49 am

    Love this chalkboard card!! The mix of patterned papers is perfect and the little details add so much … that tiny heart is genius!! It has been a joy to share this adventure with you. Thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs! Speaking of hugs, I am off to see your second card.

  3. Linda baker permalink
    January 1, 2014 7:40 am

    Love the colors and the chalkboard look! Congrats on your time on the stamp squad. Alwsys so inspiring!

  4. January 1, 2014 10:49 am

    I love how Lin chose the chalkboard technique for this card! Her faux stitching and pretty background patterns are so pretty, and perfect with this sentiment!

  5. January 1, 2014 1:06 pm

    Perfect New Year’s card by Lin! Wishing everyone a great 2014!

  6. January 1, 2014 2:23 pm

    This stamp set is perfect for the chalkboard technique. And what a great sentiment to begin the New Year!

  7. January 1, 2014 2:54 pm

    I’ve always been rather intimidated by the ‘chalkboard’ effect – your description made me realise it’s not that complicated. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. stampersuzz permalink
    January 1, 2014 3:35 pm

    Beautiful cards Lin!

  9. Rosemary D permalink
    January 2, 2014 6:36 am

    what a fun card, lin…love the chalkboard look! off to check out your other card..

  10. January 3, 2014 5:58 am

    Fun card to start off the New Year. Love your chalkboard!

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