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Featuring Creative Dies, Day 1

February 16, 2015

Join us as we explore products from our newest release, Bring on the Happy. Each week you’ll find a special designer showcase, videos, and card samples with complete supplies and instructions. This week we take a closer look at our newest Creative Dies.




Today let’s stroll through Elizabeth Allan’s designer showcase of cards using our new Creative Dies. Her first card uses two of Penny Black’s coordinating dies: 51-137 Swirling Wings and 51-132 Flights of Fancy.



These two dies are a fabulous combination to create intricate, glittered scrollwork.


Elizabeth has shared a few behind-the-scene photos to show you how to make this sparkly sensation.


Using 51-123 The Garden, emboss the design on a 3 x 5-inch piece of white cardstock. Ink the edges with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and adhere to a 3 1/8 x 5 1/8-inch piece of white cardstock. Attach the matted piece to a 3 ½ x 5 ½-inch card base with dimensional foam tape.


Die cut 51-132 Flights of Fancy from white cardstock and ink with Dandelion and Love Letter Memento Luxe inks. Die cut 51-137 Swirling Wings from black cardstock.


Working in small areas, apply Fruit Punch Stickles to the die cut and sprinkle with Carnelian glitter. Once dry, add Espresso Dimensional Pearls to the body and antennae. Attach the glittered wings to the inked body using a glue pen.


Die cut 51-114 Flower Portrait from white cardstock. Ink the frame with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and trim the length to measure 2 ¼-inches. Cut a piece of white cardstock to fit under the largest piece of the frame and sponge with Teal Zeal Memento ink. Stamp the sentiment (30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles) in black ink. Attach the frame to the sentiment by using a glue pen. Arrange the elements on the front of the prepared card base as shown using dimensional foam tape.


Elizabeth’s next die-namic design captures a taste of the Orient with a splash of bold red and black.


51-130 Geometrics gently set atop a stencil background, 25-014 Oscillations, and trimmed with 51-136 Stitched Edges, captures a rich simplicity.


The beautiful sentiment is from our 30-286 Heartfelt T for Transparent set.

Bonus: Click HERE to download complete instructions and supplies.

As we finish our die cutting tour, we end with a profusion of flowery happiness.


A dramatic statement is made with 51-117 Glamorous.


If you look closely, you can see another stenciled pattern from 25-014 Oscillations in the background and more trimmings done with 51-136 Stitched Edges.

And do you like the golden sheen on these flowers? We have another bonus…

Download complete instructions and supplies HERE.


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15 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2015 4:19 am

    these are beautiful…..great examples happy Monday

  2. mjmarmo permalink
    February 16, 2015 5:01 am

    Oh my — love the butterfly!! Amazing inspiration!

  3. February 16, 2015 5:16 am

    WOW WOW…

  4. Brandi R permalink
    February 16, 2015 5:43 am


  5. Carole Richardson permalink
    February 16, 2015 5:46 am

    Beautiful samples in the showcase today. I love the die called Stitched Edges. I think I will have to buy this!

  6. February 16, 2015 7:08 am

    Fabulous samples;-))m

  7. Iris Soscia permalink
    February 16, 2015 7:43 am


  8. Donna Whitten permalink
    February 16, 2015 7:47 am


  9. Maria permalink
    February 16, 2015 9:24 am

    Stunning cards, love the butterfly !

  10. February 16, 2015 12:22 pm

    Beautiful cards!!!! TFS A bit about how you made them….so helpful and appreciated!
    Paper Hugs,

  11. judka permalink
    February 16, 2015 3:39 pm

    So much creative goodness and beauty all in one day! This certainly brightened my Monday! Gorgeous!!

  12. February 17, 2015 7:10 am

    Wow, these are pretty. I love the butterfly.

  13. February 19, 2015 3:48 am

    Love your gorgeous cards. The second one is so Zen. Hugz

  14. February 20, 2015 8:26 am

    Just catching up on the PB Blog & so glad to see these gorgeous works of art by Elizabeth! She always inspires me–so creative! I would never have thought to add another glitter to Stickles & now I want to try it! I have the big PB butterfly, but now I want this one!

  15. Daria permalink
    February 4, 2016 7:55 am

    Beautiful card! Thank you for all the great tips. I never considered putting loose glitter over Stickles!

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