Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy Heart Day Blog Hop | Penny Black


Hello Penny Black Fans!
It's a "Party with Penny!"   You're invited to join in the fun over the next several days as Penny Black reveals their newest collection of stamps and dies, Happy Heart Day!

Penny Black is kicking off the party with a Blog Hop!

You should have arrived at my blog from the talented, Penny Ward
If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.   You can also find the blog hop list at the end of my blog post.

So let's get this party started!
This release is chock-a-block filled with love-themed stamps and creative dies that will make your heart sing!

Just for you Valentine!
the little blue bird seems to say.

Spaced Reserved #30-535,   Lovely Border #51-484,  Elegant Stitching #51-440

I absolutely adore the sweet little stamp offerings tucked inside Spaced Reserved #30-535.  Don't overlook these little gems when you start designing your cards.  Many times they can be used to create background scenes and even a full card design.

To frame the outside of this sweet card I used the new Lovely Border die, #51-484 and the Elegant Stitching die, #51-440 as an inside panel.  The soft grey striped patterned paper is such a nice contrast to the peachy pink.  For the third panel I stamped the small images randomly around a rectangular post-it note and colored all the images with Copic Markers and finished with a little Polychomos pencil.   Once my coloring was done I softly sponged on some distress ink.

The smallest panel was cut with the smallest of the Lovely Border dies #51-484   I used my Misti to position my sentiment and stamped with black ink.   One of the sweetest images in this set is a little blue bird (in my humble opinion).   I colored, hand trimmed, and positioned it looking upward toward the balloon.  I die cut the smallest heart from the set, Heart Balloons #51-493  and adhered it to the panel with dimensional tape.   To give some interest and carry the sentiment through I attached some very petite sliver thread to the balloon and looped it around the sentiment to the little birds mouth.   


My second card features the main character from the stamp set, Space Reserved #30-535   Penny Black is known for their adorable critter characters.  This little Teddy bear is no exception!  He's got a space reserved for his Valentine and a little gift to give as well! 

Spaced Reserved #30-535,  Lovely Border #51-484

Colored with Copic markers and finished with Polychomos pencil, this guy will steal your heart away!  He even made sure to put a little heart on his sign to entice his Valentine.  I have used the new Lovely Border #51-484 and Heart Balloons #51-493 again to show you how versatile they are.  Both of these cards could be created as "new baby" cards just by changing your color palette, sentiment, and popping up a different sign on the bench (easy peasy)   How sweet would that be?!


My third and last card for today is created with All My Love #30-534   I decided to paper-piece the word LOVE on this image so I stamped the image several times.  I colored the first one with Copic marker and finished with Polychomos pencils.  Next, I stamped the image several times on different patterned papers and trimmed out the LOVE letters (she smiles).   After adhering the letters I hand trimmed the entire colored image and placed it over three hearts die-cut from the set, Heart Balloons #51-493  I had one piece of pink Ombre paper so I positioned the balloon dies very carefully.   It is helpful if you lay out your dies and stamps when designing to make sure your orientation is the way you envision it.  I stamped the sentiment in black using my Misti and added a few flat gems to go along with the sweet rose and heart studded balloon Teddy has for his Valentine.   

He's peeking out to say
Happy Heart Day!

All My Love #30-534,  Lovely Border #51-484,  Elegant Stitching #51-440, Heart Balloons #51-493


It wouldn't be a party without a givaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included).  The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 31st

And now... keep hopping!  Your next visit is: Marion Vagg


BLOG HOP ORDER

        Susie Lessard <---

Thank you for joining the Penny Black Blog Hop today.   All products shown are from the newest Happy Heart Day release and can purchased at the Penny Black online store.






51 comments on "Happy Heart Day Blog Hop | Penny Black"
  1. Adorable cards! I absolutely love the first card, it is gorgeous!! Love the border with the smaller stamps and the heart die around the edges. WOW!!

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  2. These cards are so beautifully done! Love each one of them.

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  3. Just so sweet and special. They are like old time valentines!

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  4. These are absolutely the cutest stamps! I can’t wait to use. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Just gorgeous! Love all of your cards, love the layers and textures you've used, they are super elegant! Love PB stamps and dies!

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  6. These are stunning cards Susie, I love the border die and the bears are so sweet! :)

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  7. WOW! You have been busy! Your cards are amazing! I just love your coloring skills. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  8. I love Happy Heart Day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Such adorable cards! The bear holding the word love is amazing.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  10. OMG totally adorable card and so inspiring! I love the first one as it looks so vintage! Thanks for the ideas!

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  11. I just LOVE the way your used the Lovely Border die on your cards! Each of your designs is so adorable and your coloring made my jaw drop! : ) Beautifully done!

    Patti

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  12. These are just beautiful! What more is there to say!

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  13. awww your cards are so cute - love the bears:)

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  14. Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors on the first one, and that sweet bear is adorable.

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  15. Oh my gosh !! Such darling cards. I absolutely love the little critters in this release and you have show cased them so well in your cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)

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  16. I'm in complete agreement with you about the darling little critters! Your first card is over the top amazing with all the layers, and the colouring on all of them is amazing.

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  17. All wonderful cards. Love all little critters x

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  18. Oh Susie, all three of these are just the cutest! What an awesome post filled with inspiration--a treat for the eyes! Thanks for hopping with Penny Black today! HUGS!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I'm glad I could take part and support the Penny Black line of products. It was my pleasure.

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  19. All three cards are fantastic, and my favorite is the last one. The colors and coloring are awesome!

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  20. Love all these sweet designs! Your first card is so wonderful. I adore the small images (that precious little bird) and the soft colors. The heart border is a definite winner! And anyone would love those adorable bears!

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  21. I LOVE all the layers of your cards! So beautiful!

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  22. I am loving those heart borders and all those cute images. What a great release!

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  23. All your cards are
    gorgeous and love
    the bears, adorable!
    Carla from Utah

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  24. those bears and adorable, fantastic cards )

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  25. Wow, you put so much detail into these cards. Love how each one tells a story.

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  26. Susie your projects are so sweet! I really like the heart border! Great designs. I just sat here and looked awhile! :)

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  27. Oh wow, these are super sweet and so so pretty!

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  28. Your cards are so sweet that first one is so soft and pretty the second one is so cute that teddy bear just steels your heart! Does Penny black finance because I want everything in the new realease! That heart boarder is great! Thanks for sharing! 😊

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  29. I love them all! They are so impressive and amazing. I cannot pick just one. Love the heart border and the different ways that you used it.

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  30. I love love love the first card!! It is truly a stunning card!! I love the heart edge die!! I also love how you made two cards from one stamp set. It is a versatile set!! I love the colorful butterflies and flowers in the pale pastel colors. Just gorgeous!!

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  31. Wow, all of these are stunning. My fave is the third with the sweet sentiment. So pretty!

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  32. Your second card is just so sweet, it happens to feature my favourite stamp of this release and I love how you added some texture and interest with the fabulous Lovely Hearts border! Your images are colored perfectly, well done!

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  33. These are all so beautifully created and I love them. As each one came up, I thought, this is my favorite. I guess that means they are all my favorite.

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  34. These stamps and the cards you've created with them are adorable, Susie! Your coloring makes them more so and, ohhh, it's so cute how you paper pieced the LOVE!

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    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! I saw your comment from today's post as well. I hope you saw my response. I know how much you love birds (as I do). I am going to write my final blog post today for this release and then it's back to some CAS Christmas cards! I'm so behind.

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  35. Oh these are all marvellous. Love the edge hearts on all & how beautifully you've coloured every image. Thank you for sharing & introducing yourself & your work to me.

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  36. Beautiful layering and details! Fabulous cards! Love the new images!

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  37. Awww these are gorgeous. I LOVE that heart border :)

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  38. Awww these are gorgeous. I LOVE that heart border :)

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  39. These cards are sooo sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. especially luv the composition of your first card...and that sweet bird <3

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  41. These are all so pretty, couldn't choose a favorite if I tried! Great job :)

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  42. So many lovely layers on your first card and the palette is delightful. These images are so sweet and versatile. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  43. Love the detail on all your cards - so amazing! Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

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  44. I LOVE this heart frame! Sweetest V-day cards ever! Thanks for sharing Susie!

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