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Welcome Torico!

July 27, 2015

Throughout the month of July, we’ve invited some fabulous guest designers to visit here on our blog. They are sure to inspire us all to get a jumpstart on our Christmas creations. Join us over the next several weeks as these wonderful guests feature our classic Christmas stamps and dies. And just when your Christmas crafting mojo is kicking in, we will be here in August to share with you all of our NEW Christmas products!


Thank goodness we have one more week of July because we wouldn’t want to miss out on the diverse, eye-catching cards of our next guest designer… Torico!


Hello, I’m Yoshie Nakagaki, aka Torico in the cardmaking world, from Japan. When I started cardmaking in 2009, I couldn’t get much information about it because it was not so popular in Japan. So I decided to jump into the English blogging world. I’ve learned so many techniques, have found fabulous stamps and supplies, and have met many many fantastic international friends through the cardmaking world. I spend most of my free time in my craft room. I even think that I can’t live without stamps and inks! From elegant & chic to cute & whimsical, to clean & simple, I like making cards in various styles. But I prefer clean style to many layers. I’m really looking forward to sharing my cards with you featuring fabulous Penny Black products and some of my favorite techniques! The most favorite part of Penny Black for me is that there are various types of stamps to choose from. I especially love the stamps featuring cute little critters!

Torico begins the week with an absolutely stunning and elegant card featuring our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-352 Festive Florals, and Creative Die sentiment, 51-058 Joyous Wishes!


Her beautiful floral embellishment was created by stamping and embossing her image in gold and then painting with watercolors.


Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

What will Torico have for us tomorrow? Perhaps something cute?

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue Cowie permalink
    July 27, 2015 2:10 am

    Such a beautiful card. Will need to buy this stamp set now.

  2. July 27, 2015 3:06 am

    Beautiful, love the way you have used the poinsettia.

  3. Carol permalink
    July 27, 2015 4:17 am

    Torico, so glad to see you guest designing at Penny Black. I love your creations. What an outstanding card this is! Thanks for sharing.

  4. July 27, 2015 4:27 am

    Beautiful card Torico! So happy to have someone from Japan sharing with us.

  5. Dianne Crowe permalink
    July 27, 2015 4:39 am

    Oh I do so love this Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. July 27, 2015 5:03 am

    Hi Torico, It’s so good to see you over here at PB! I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations just like this one! WOW!

  7. July 27, 2015 5:04 am

    Beautiful card! Torico is so talented! xxx

  8. BeverlyBL permalink
    July 27, 2015 5:49 am

    Your card is so beautiful, Torico. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Kathy H permalink
    July 27, 2015 5:49 am

    Wow! Your card is so professional looking! What an awesome job!

  10. Susan Roberts permalink
    July 27, 2015 6:20 am

    Very pretty card.

  11. mjmarmo permalink
    July 27, 2015 6:32 am


  12. July 27, 2015 6:43 am

    Reblogged this on Spreading Sunshine with Paper & Ink.

  13. Donna Whitten permalink
    July 27, 2015 7:04 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

  14. barbara lassiter permalink
    July 27, 2015 7:27 am

    This is so gorgeous. I love the gold embossing with the water color and definitely will try that on my next Christmas card. Love these floral designs.

  15. July 27, 2015 10:25 am

    Torico never disappoints with her designs. She’s truly an artist as evidenced by this incredible card.

  16. July 27, 2015 11:05 am

    Oh WOW!! This is absolutely stunning!!

  17. Maria permalink
    July 27, 2015 12:19 pm

    A Beautiful x-mas card !
    so wish I could buy these stamps here
    in the uk. tfs

  18. Linda S. in NE permalink
    July 27, 2015 1:55 pm

    Hi Torico, I am sorry to say I am not familiar with your name or your work. After seeing this outstanding Christmas card, that is about to change. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week, and seeing what you do with the Penny Black products. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  19. July 27, 2015 2:10 pm

    It is a GORGEOUS card Torico! Love how you colored and placed the stamp. The fussy cutting is perfect as well. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your work!!

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