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March 20, 2017

Our newest collection, BLISS 2017, includes a collection of stamps perfectly suited for Bible journaling: 30-409 Faith30-403 Delicate Garden30-406 All Great Things30-405 This Way30-404 Spiritual Snippets. This week we welcome a spectacular guest designer, Penny Ward, as she features these new stamps on her fabulous pages and cards!

Hello from Penny Ward. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mom, nana, Breast Cancer survivor and a card designer from Lake Placid, Fl. So thrilled to be sharing my Bible journaling with you using the newest Bliss release from Penny Black.

If you are a cardmaker and have been toying with the idea of trying Bible journaling with stamps, we encourage you to take the leap! Penny’s tips will help you bring your love of stamping to a new artistic expression.

  • Because of the fine paper in a Bible, you really need to use a light touch. Think pounce when wanting to ink blend. Use a clipboard behind pages when stamping for a hard resistance. If using a Misti tool or similar, use a strong magnet and lift the lid slowly so as not to move the paper. Protect other pages by using computer paper behind the page you are creating.
  • Pens, markers, gels, sprays and watercolors can be used, but do expect bleeding behind the page. (Although if you first paint the page with clear gesso then that diminishes the bleeding and allows you to watercolor on your page, too.) Pan Pastels, colored pencils, dry Gelatos and Copic Air System don’t bleed.
  • And finally…if you are OCD about your Bible as I am…a warm iron will flatten a page nicely. (I can’t believe I just admitted that I can’t stand a wrinkled or warped page).  🙂

This first page by Penny couldn’t possibly be more creative. She’s used our transparent stamp sets, 30-405 This Way and 30-404 Spiritual Snippets, as the focal point on her page. Don’t you love how she’s positioned the words to spell ‘prayers’?

Penny’s soft floral background stamping was achieved using our transparent set, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes.

And finally, Penny’s page is accented with an artistic bookmark created by combining our Creative Die, 51-319 BookMark Tab, with another sentiment from the transparent set, 30-404 Spiritual Snippets.

Not only does Penny have a bible journaling page for us each day this week, she also has a bonus project demonstrating the use of these featured stamps for cards, too.

On this blue beauty she’s combined two stamps, 30-406 All Great Things and 40-508 Gladsome.

Our Creative Die, 51-209 Edger, adds extra detail and even more elegance to Penny’s lovely card design. The diagonal positioning on her card is so eye-catching.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

Project 1: 30-405 This Way, 30-404 Spiritual Snippets, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 51-319 Bookmark Tab, 51-007 Tagged

Project 2: 40-508 Gladsome, 30-406 All Great Things, 51-209 Edger


alexandra’s Sunday scrapbooking – White Embossing on Velum

March 19, 2017
Hello dear Friends! Welcome to another edition of scrapbooking with Penny Black inc. products. I find the technique of white embossing on Vellum especially nice for cards celebrating the new season so today, I would like to revisit this technique using stamps ( GladsomeBirthday LoveHappy Wishes) from Penny Black’s Bliss collection. I hope you’ll join me over @ art scrap & more. Thank You!

Runs with Scissors

March 18, 2017

Hi everyone! If you are looking for Judy’s next Runs with Scissors post we have a little note for you…

Until then, did you know you can check out all of Judy’s amazing cards in one place? Visit our Runs with Scissors Pinterest board HERE. And you can view our complete collection of Penny Black Pinterest inspiration HERE.

Fun Friday: 3D Delights

March 17, 2017

Before we begin the 3D delights with Elizabeth, we wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We’re so lucky to have you here with us today… and every day!

Card design by Alexandra Sirugue-Macleod featuring our miniature transparent set, 30-292 So Lucky.
Tutorial available HERE.

Today we share another of designer Elizabeth Allan’s amazing creations featuring our Creative Die set, 51-342 3D Animal.

With happy colors, a flower garden background, and heart banners… this card would help anyone love their birthday.

To accompany her 3D elephant, Elizabeth’s floral background was created using elements from our Creative Die set, 51-144 In the Garden.

And Creative Die, 51-022 Heart String, complements her sentiment perfectly.

Elizabeth’s 3D design features the same technique as described in the supplies and instructions available HERE, only this time her polaroid element has been used vertically.

One more thing… TGIF!

“Like” our page on Facebook for exclusive inspiration by Birgit Edblom!

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

51-342 3D Animals
30-413 Birthday Love
51-144 In the Garden
51-057 Polaroid
51-022 Heart String
80-009 Painted Blooms
80-015 Golden Moment


BLISSfully Cute with Birgit

March 16, 2017

From cute to elegant, our new collection, BLISS 2017, has it all. This week our designers and fabulous friends put the spotlight on all things that make us go “Awh, cute!”

For Birgit’s card today, she’s combined two of our transparent stamp sets: 30-408 Fairy Flutters and 30-418 Stitched Flowers.

Birgit’s glittery and pearly embellishments add to the magic of this entire design.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

30-408 Fairy Flutters
30-418 Stitched Flowers
30-405 This Way
30-404 Spiritual Snippets


BLISSfully Cute with Peet

March 15, 2017

From cute to elegant, our new collection, BLISS 2017, has it all. This week our designers and fabulous friends put the spotlight on all things that make us go “Awh, cute!”

Hhmm… what do you think these sweet ballerinas from our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-528 Whispers, are talking about?

She must be telling her friend happy birthday!

Peet’s card beautifully incorporates our Designer Paper Pad, 80-010 Coco Style, with her stamped image.

And, as always, Peet’s trademark hand stitching and dimensional layering bring the entire design together perfectly.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

40-528 Whispers
30-413 Birthday Love
30-405 This Way
51-187 Triple Love
80-010 Coco Style Designer Paper Pad


BLISSfully Cute with Cathy

March 14, 2017

Don’t miss the new creation on our Simplicity Site today… click HERE to check it out!

And now scroll down for more cuteness!

From cute to elegant, our new collection, BLISS 2017, has it all. This week our designers and fabulous friends put the spotlight on all things that make us go “Awh, cute!”

If you are an animal lover, our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-527 Purrfect, will certainly make you smile and say “Aaawwwh!”

Cathy brings this precious pair to life with her beautiful coloring and shading.

The innovative frame for Cathy’s image was created using our Creative Die border, 51-325 Leaf Edger, along all four sides of her image.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

40-527 Purrfect
51-325 Leaf Edger