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NEW! A Closer Look: Creative Dies

August 6, 2018

This week we will be taking a closer look at all of the new dies included in our newest collection, Christmas 2018. All of these new stamps (and the new Creative Dies, too) will be available in our online store beginning August 16. So over the next couple of weeks we invite you to enjoy the inspiration, hum some holiday tunes, work on your wishlist, and be sure to enter our GIVEAWAY (see below)!

Today’s Creative Dies feature bold focal points with supporting elements that can be used to easily create detailed, layered designs.

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-453 Christmassy

Card above features 51-453, 30-498, 51-473, 51-212

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-468 Stitched Poinsettia

Card above features 51-468, 51-402

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-473 Christmas Bow

Card above features 51-473, 40-628, 30-508, 51-440, 51-414

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-471 Pine Branch

Tag above features 51-471, 30-504, 51-007

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-449 Lamp Post

Card above features 51-449, 30-498, 30-251

Introducing Creative Die Set 51-465 Mitten Stocking

Card above features 51-465, 30-507, 51-354

Grab your stocking… we want to fill it up! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a shopping spree to our online store. We have for you THREE WAYS TO WIN… pick which works best for you, or enter on all three social media platforms. THREE happy stampers will win a $25 shopping spree to our online store. Here’s how to enter:

1: “Like” our Facebook page and leave us a comment there.
2: Leave a comment here on the blog during the next three weeks of “Closer Look” posts. (July 30-August 17)
3: Follow us on 
Instagram and leave us a comment there.

Note: You don’t need to do all three to qualify, please pick whatever works best for you, although we’d certainly love to connect with you in all three places. We will be choosing one winner from the Facebook entries, one from the blog entries, and one from the Instagram entries so the more ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning. Giveaway closes Sunday, August 19, at 11:59 PM PST.

And never fear, even though we do not have tutorials or supplies/instructions for each card shown today, our designers and crafty friends will be joining us very soon sharing tutorials, card details, and videos, too! In the meantime, don’t forget to explore our current videos on our YouTube channel as many of those techniques work great with these new stamps and dies.


68 Comments leave one →
  1. Rosie permalink
    August 6, 2018 1:18 am

    I love the Pine Branch die set and the way it has ben used.

  2. August 6, 2018 1:23 am

    Gorgeous and inspirational as always, LOVE the Pine Branch and Mitten!

    xx Irene

  3. August 6, 2018 1:54 am

    I just LOVE these new stamps and dies, these cards are just beautiful!!

  4. August 6, 2018 2:26 am

    Your beautiful samples always remind me how versatile dies can be, and this selection is just gorgeous.

  5. Lisa K permalink
    August 6, 2018 3:24 am

    Beautiful ideas for the versatile dies! Love the ideas.

  6. August 6, 2018 3:44 am

    Wow, they are amazing!

  7. Stormy Speaker permalink
    August 6, 2018 4:09 am

    The Pine Branch dies are so cute. Great job y’all!

  8. Patt H. permalink
    August 6, 2018 4:32 am

    over all these awesome dies! The DT creations are beautiful & make me want all of these gorgeous dies. The Pine Branch is my favorite!!

  9. August 6, 2018 6:10 am

    Beautiful new stamps and dies, they make exceptional cards. Love the stitching on the poinsettia which makes it a very unique and different flower.

  10. Lindi Phillips permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:26 am

    I love the open cut bow with the holly berries. You could incorporate it with so many of your flower stamps and Dies…..

  11. Sandy S. permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:31 am

    Captions say “above” when they should say “below.”

  12. Linnea Sundstrom permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:34 am

    luv seeing the tag inspiration!

  13. Judy Keener permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:40 am

    I love this new release and all Penny Black stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. ashjoy permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:44 am

    All of the dies are so fun and the samples are stunning!

  15. spyder12 permalink
    August 6, 2018 6:46 am

    Can’t wait until the 16th! Another awesome release!

  16. August 6, 2018 6:56 am

    I love the mitten one! Candy Canes too! PERFECT!

  17. August 6, 2018 7:23 am

    AWESOME creations, Awesome dies, I especially love the Christmas package card with teh great bow!

  18. D Cosetto permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:41 am

    I’m always excited when Penny Black releases new products! They never disappoint!

  19. Barbara Jones permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:49 am

    You ate my favorite for stamps & dies. Just live your samples!

  20. dianemdb1985 permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:49 am

    Very different dies, especially the Christmas bow!

  21. Beatriz Martinez permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:55 am

    I love all your stamps!!!!

  22. August 6, 2018 7:55 am

    dies to make Christmas a little easier. thanks.

  23. Donna Whitten permalink
    August 6, 2018 8:10 am

    Love all the new dies! Fantastic cards, lots of inspiration!

  24. August 6, 2018 8:23 am

    Wonderful release! Beautiful cards featuring them! x

  25. Denise Bryant permalink
    August 6, 2018 8:30 am

    Fabulous dies! Not sure how I’ll choose… I want them all! The poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous! Love the texture with the stitched lines!

  26. August 6, 2018 8:38 am

    Beautiful collection for this release!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  27. SherylH permalink
    August 6, 2018 8:48 am

    Wonderful new dies, particularly the Stitched Poinsettias and the Christmas Bow!

  28. barbara lassiter permalink
    August 6, 2018 8:49 am

    Jill took all these new dies and created a whole bunch of special. It’s hard to choose from these! 🙂

  29. Mel H permalink
    August 6, 2018 9:42 am

    I’m not quite ready for winter, but these are beautiful cards!

  30. Peachy W permalink
    August 6, 2018 9:43 am

    Love the new dies, so sweet and pretty for Christmas! Excited about your new release, can’t wait until 8/16/18!

  31. loulouvt permalink
    August 6, 2018 10:24 am

    Your stamps and dies are always so exceptional – they make our creations look good!

  32. Sheri Kempke permalink
    August 6, 2018 10:28 am

    More amazing new products–love love love the stitched poinsettia!

  33. August 6, 2018 11:21 am

    WOW!!! I’m not ready for fall yet, but I can be ready for Christmas with these dies! LOL BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS, Jill!!!!!!!! 😉

  34. August 6, 2018 11:28 am

    The stitched poinsettia & the pine branch are near the top of my wishlist! Love all your projects, Jill!

  35. Ana Lopez permalink
    August 6, 2018 11:52 am

    Can’t wait for the mitt and pine branch!

  36. Janet Sisk permalink
    August 6, 2018 12:05 pm

    I love stand alone dies. All of the samples today are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  37. August 6, 2018 12:52 pm

    That lamppost – my gosh! Gorgeous. The pine branch is my 2nd favourite. Thanks for sharing these amazing creations.

  38. Linda Lander permalink
    August 6, 2018 1:19 pm

    The lamppost is so unique… love it as well as the pine cones…Love it all, actually!

  39. Denise Ward permalink
    August 6, 2018 1:25 pm

    Excited for this new release. All of the products and sample cards shown here look great, but I especially love the lamppost! I always love seeing the lights amid dark snowy nights. They add just the right amount of warmth to brighten the landscape in even more beauty.

  40. Denise permalink
    August 6, 2018 1:37 pm

    Love the poinsettia and the pine branch. Beautiful colors. I love Jill Foster cards. That’s why Penny Black is one of my favorite stamp companies.

  41. Katie K permalink
    August 6, 2018 2:23 pm

    Love all the previews! Anxiously waiting for release day!!

  42. Dana M permalink
    August 6, 2018 3:15 pm

    Stunning cards! What fantastic inspiration using these new amazing products.

  43. August 6, 2018 3:21 pm

    I am loving your Christmas release. The die cuts are fantastic.

  44. Patricia permalink
    August 6, 2018 3:30 pm

    ❤️ the Christmas die cuts and card designs❤️

  45. Jan Thomas permalink
    August 6, 2018 3:58 pm

    Love all of this the lamp post, the bell the bow the mittens can’t wait

  46. Carla Hundley permalink
    August 6, 2018 5:03 pm

    Fabulous cards and love
    the lighted lamp card!
    Carla from Utah

  47. mjmarmo permalink
    August 6, 2018 5:16 pm

    Simply amazing!!

  48. Debbie Wroblewski permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:20 pm

    The lamppost is not bad.

  49. Sue D permalink
    August 6, 2018 7:56 pm

    FAbulous new dies.

  50. Karen Lingel permalink
    August 6, 2018 8:55 pm

    Love the pinecones! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  51. August 6, 2018 9:19 pm

    Love the new lamppost. Hope to win the giveaway

  52. Michel Espey permalink
    August 7, 2018 5:11 am

    Love the bell and the lamppost.

  53. Kailash permalink
    August 7, 2018 7:45 am

    All these are fantastic, love that pine branch!

  54. August 7, 2018 2:53 pm

    These are some of my favorites yet! Love the pine bough and the knit glove. Amazing!!!

  55. Diane Bowen permalink
    August 7, 2018 4:16 pm

    Love the poinsettias!

  56. August 7, 2018 4:39 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love this whole release.

  57. lollthompson permalink
    August 7, 2018 5:16 pm

    Fantastic cards and tags with these wonderful new dies, Jill!! I can see my wallet getting thinner and thinner. 🙂

  58. Maura permalink
    August 8, 2018 7:24 am

    Love these – You definitely had me right with the lamppost die!!

  59. Marisela Delgado permalink
    August 8, 2018 3:58 pm

    Great cards! I am ready for Christmas. Feliz Navidad!

  60. Tammy B permalink
    August 8, 2018 9:48 pm

    These dies are all gorgeous! That bow especially.

  61. August 9, 2018 7:58 am

    Oh may! Too much great new dies in the new release….it’s going to be so hard to choose when they arrive in the Netherlands….

  62. Marilyn S permalink
    August 9, 2018 11:16 am

    Wow so many new dies to choose from love all inspiration…the cards are beautiful!

  63. Linnea Sundstrom permalink
    August 11, 2018 2:54 pm

    really like the lamppost!

  64. August 13, 2018 7:09 am

    I have the theme ready for this year’s Christmas cards but I’m still searching for inspiration and supplies. That pine branch die set looks something like I could think of using.

  65. Nessy permalink
    August 14, 2018 5:58 pm

    So many spectacular dies to choose from. You make my creating much easier.

  66. Olga V. permalink
    August 15, 2018 4:25 am

    Oh, the new does areabsolutely amazing!!! I know what my Christmas wish list is now 🙂 thank you for inspiration!!!

  67. August 19, 2018 4:30 am

    Gorgeous – love that mitten!
    Helen x

  68. August 19, 2018 11:31 pm

    Wow, they are all amazing!

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