Penny Black Hooray Skyline

headerToday I’m sharing a card made entirely with Penny Black dies that would be appropriate to celebrate a variety of events such as a birthday or a promotion.


For the background, I made a stencil with the smaller cloud in the Penny Black 51-033 Silver Linings set. I used a sponge dauber to apply white pigment ink through the stencil onto blue cardstock.

I created the skyline with the 51-017 Downtown die. I backed the die cut with white cardstock.

I cut the balloons with the Penny Black 51-004 Uplifting die set. I cut each color twice (for extra depth) and attached thread to their backs. I taped the threads to the blue panel and then attached the skyline over them.

I cut the sentiment twice using 51-038 Hooray. After adhering the sentiment to the skyline, I added some Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.


Mojo Monday Meets ColourQ

Today, I’m playing along with Mojo Monday 378 and ColourQ 273. I like that tropical-feeling color combo so much, I had to play along again!


The card width is around 4″ and it’s a tad taller than 6″. I almost always make tent-fold cards, but I wasn’t able to for this card due to its height. I used the Paper Smooches Flower Dies and a Stampin’ Up sentiment stamp. The Poppy Parade banner was stamped with a Stampin’ Up background stamp for tone-on-tone texture.

Penny Black CAS Holiday Card with Partial Die Cutting

Today I’m sharing another CAS holiday card created with Penny Black supplies. And again the Branching Out die cut takes center stage.


To begin, I stamped the background with 40-350 Tree-Lined on green cardstock in a green ink. The panel was trimmed and attached to a white cardstock panel.

By placing my acrylic plates and die on the cardstock to create a partial cut, I cut out the tree with the 51-081 Branching Out die. I then cut the sides of the snowbanks from the remaining cardstock. It took a couple of times to get this right!

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from the Penny Black 30-257 Joy Filled set).

Hope your week is off to a terrific start!

Penny Black CAS Holiday Card

Today I’m sharing a CAS holiday card created with Penny Black Creative Dies.


I cut the tree with 51-081 Branching Out die twice. I placed the tree on a grid of squares using a color combination featured on the Penny Black blog last year. (The combinations from the Color Christmas series are ones I will use again and again as they aren’t ones I would have come up with on my own.) I added a sentiment, which was cut with the Peace die, from in the 51-021 Love & Joy set, three times for extra depth.

Hoping your holiday season is filled with Peace!


Reverse Confetti: Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

I’m playing along in the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Clearly Christmas with a card created with some newly released Reverse Confetti supplies.

For my card, I was inspired by the colors of blue, green, white and silver. And of course the Christmas theme.


I cut the chevrons with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die and adhered them to a white base. I did this three times and then cut the panels into strips. When I attached the strips to the card base, I rotated the one in the middle 180 degrees so that there would be a zig zag pattern. I cut the snowflakes with the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts dies. I cut each size twice and adhered them for extra depth. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments in silver.

Reverse Confetti – Color Throwdown #321

Today I’m sharing a card created with a Reverse Confetti Confetti Cut and stamp set sentiment for the Color Throwdown #321 Challenge.

I was totally intrigued by this color combination – it’s not one that I would have thought of on my own, which is one of the things that make these challenges so fun!

I used the Reverse Confetti Circle Garland to cut six garlands in the brown cardstock, three in the brushed silver and three in the brushed gold. I glued the metallic garlands to the dark brown ones for some depth.


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Tinsel ‘N Trim set.

Hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly and that your tinsel isn’t in a tangle!

Penny Black CAS Reindeer

I’m sharing a CAS holiday card combining a Penny Black die cut, stenciled background and heat embossed sentiment with one of my favorite holiday color combinations – white, red and silver.


I began by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from Penny Black’s 30-255 Most Wonderful on heavyweight white cardstock.

Next, I applied white embossing paste through the 25-010 Zigs & Zags stencil. I only applied paste in the center portion, letting the edges unevenly fade away.

Finally, I cut the larger reindeer from the 51-069 Together set several times, adhering the pieces for added dimension, and attached the reindeer to the embossed background.

Penny Black: CAS Holiday Skyline

Today, I’m sharing a CAS holiday card pairing a Penny Black die cut with several stamped images.

CASCityChristmasI cut foil paper and heavyweight white cardstock with the #51-017 Downtown die and adhered them together. The white cardstock was cut without a cutting shim, so the windows were intact. I simply used Scotch tape on the back to keep them in place. I stamped and heat embossed, with silver embossing powder, the string of lights from #30-259 Wonderful & Jolly on black cardstock. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from #30-257 Joy Filled.

I can’t believe how fast the holidays are approaching!