Monday, December 17, 2018

Penny Black Blog Hop and Giveaway!!





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 here from Peet Roeven's blog "scrap Album".   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.  


I am especially excited to share two cards with you!! because they are two of my cards that were selected to appear in the Happy Heart Day catalog!!  You can see the catalog in it's entirety HERE.



This cute little bee would never sting anyone! right!? ... maybe not but if you are like me he'll steal your heart!.... I mean he even has eyelashes!! squeel!! 

I started my card with a hot pink A2 card base.  Next I cut a panel for the card front trimming it to 5" x 4.25".  On the white front panel I cut the largest heart from the Hearts Around die set.  I love this die because it cuts only the leaves and hearts - what remains is the a delicate stitched heart shape.  I allowed the hearts to peek-a-boo through to the pink card base below but I colored the leaves and glued them back in to place before gluing the whole white panel to my card base.  I stamped the little bee in place and colored him with pencils and then I stamped a second bee image on white card stock using hot pink ink.  I cut out only the heart portion and attached it to the bee in the exact same placement using craft glue where the heart is attached to his body and a piece of foam tape at the upper portion of the heart shape - for some fun dimension.   The very last detail I added was the "love" die cut from black card stock.  It took me longer to describe how to create this card than it actually took to construct it.  Try it yourself!! it's easy peasy!! : )

Here are the links to the new products I used... just  to make your shopping easier! heeheehee: Hearts Around die #51-485, Bee Mine stamp set #30-527 and the Love and Miss You die # 51-494.




My second card also has a hot pink card base but the base itself is 5.5" x 4" - this way the top panel can hang off the right side of the base and still fit in the envelope : ). I sponged some hot pink ink on to the card base using the Dotlets stencil #25-007 and then set it aside.  

The top white panel measures 5.5" x 4.25".  I created the large rectangle in the center by cutting the String of Hearts #51-496.  I set the actual die aside for a future project and used the negative for my front panel.   I layered two die cuts from Big Love #51-488 - one in white and one in black replacing the "o" with a heart cut from Hearts Around #31-485.  Before finalizing the construction of the card I stamped a sentiment from Kisses & Wishes #30-528.  

The entire Happy Heart Day release is available for purchase today in the Penny Black online store.




It wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; 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 31.
I hope you have been inspired by the cards you have seen so far  today! 
but don't stop here... keep hopping! 
Your next visit is to the fabulously creative Penny Ward's blog: "Penny Ward... Ink".



Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a great day. : )

BIG (((HUGS)))








73 comments:

lostinpaper said...

I can see why they were selected they are both amazing, I especially adore the layered love sentiment, it makes it look 3D!

Mariëtte said...

Lovely work

Heather Parry said...

These cards are so cute!

Holly Mahoney said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Hearts Around die set!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your cards being selected to be added to the catalog. What an great feeling that must be. Your cards are fabulous, so, really, it's a no brainer. ;) That little bee is adorable and I love the heart die. So delicate and pretty. Your love card is beautiful, too. Excellent work! Hugs!

Maureen Jones said...

Way to go! I love the “Love” card!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Patti! How exciting! I've been stung by your love bug, alright!! LOve the LOVE... what's not to love about this MEGA-big dose of it?!
Bravo, my friend! … your biggest fan...
=]

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable! I love both cards!

*Vicki* said...

Both of these creations are really lovable and darling! The pink colors really stand out beautifully on both of your designs, but I have to say that the sweet bee with the dreamy eyes has stolen my heart!! :) Fabulous makes my friend! HUGS

Nandini said...

Both cards are really gorgeous! Love the colours you have used.

Lonya Mathys said...

Thank you for sharing your talent. My wish list is getting longer and longer.

Momcat said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Adorable bee and love the heart die cut.

Marcia HIll said...

Two FABULOUS cards Patti!! That little bee sure did steal my heart and I love the eyelashes too!! Cute, Cute, CUTE!!! And your LOVE card is just beautiful...CAS perfection!! :0)

judkajudi said...

Patti, I love both your cards! It is so fun to blog hop with you. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas … Hugs.

Joy Meadows said...

Love these cards! Such a great release that you have used beautifully.

Teri Smith said...

Congratulations to you Patti! It's evident why they were chosen. Both are CAS of which I am a big fan. I particularly like your second card as there is just no doubt it's all about the LOVE!

Jane Harrah said...

these are just too cute. Penny Black has the best stamps!

Kandice J said...

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

Pat S said...

Both cards were so nice. I think my kids would really love the little bee!

Patti said...

I can't thank you enough for your lovely comments!! Happy Hopping! : )

Patti

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Well done on having your cards picked for the catalogue, they are beautiful and very deserving of being included :)

bzyPTmom said...

Cute cards--I adore that cute little bee, such personality!

designbydonna said...

That little bee is so cute. Great cards

Janet said...

WOW! I love both of your cards. Both are very different but very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Isabelle Baudin said...

Two very different cards and both beautiful ! The first one is really cute and the second very elegant.

Jeanne Beam said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the layered sentiment.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Geri Stuart said...

Cute card! I'm lovin' the bee theme within this release!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

You do such pretty work Patti.....these cards are just adorable...thank you so much for sharing....Happy Holidays!!!

Janet McCurry said...

These cards are so darn cute! I would love to make these for my grand children! Love them!

Lisa Elton said...

How exciting for you Patti, YAY!! Both of your cards are darling. Love that sweet little bee!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - the first one is so cute:)(

Patti said...

Happy Hopping!! and thanks a bunch for your comments : )

I keep forgetting to click "the box" LOL

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Sue Smith said...

Terrific release. I love your cards and that little bee is so cute :) Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

Cyndi Morris said...

Love these beautiful, clean cards. Beautiful colors.

Linda said...

Two lovely cards, Patti. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I know you all enjoy pictures of the babies. I love sharing them. Your penguin treat tags are just so adorable. Have a Merry Christmas, my friend.

Deborah Smart said...

I love the hot pink card bases! There's so many great new products in this release, and you've showcased these ones beautifully!

Maria Alder said...

Fabulous card in a fabulous colour, like it x

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such cute cards! :)

Jill said...

Patti, you are talent to the max! Congrats on your publication in the PB catalog. These cards are awesome... like all of your creations. Thanks for hopping with Penny Black today! HUGS!

lecardonbleu.com said...

That cute little bee looks like it's up to something lovable! Both cards are terrific!

cghundley said...

Oh the bee card is
charming and love
the pink one!
Carla from Utah

TrainWithMeghan said...

Just soooo sweet! I Love the CAS and the bright colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful CAS card. I am especially loving the second one, love that word die!

Barbara said...

These are beautiful and make me want to start creating some valentine cards!

StampinLouie said...

Love the cute bee card!

Christine Alexander said...

that little bug is so darn adorable :)

Eve N said...

I like the classic heart design, but the little bee is so fun that I can't stop looking at it. Thanks for showing two such different designs.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the way you add details to your cards!

Tracy Steinbach said...

Both your cards are just beautiful but I have to say that little love bugaboo has stolen my heart! 💖 Thanks for sharing! 😊

Barbara said...

Congratulations on having these cute cards picked. I love your style too!

Ruth said...

Love the pop of color on your cards!

Lisa Byers said...

I love your love bug!! So cute!! Both cards are fabulous!! Wonderful job!!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Love your CAS card style.

Marianne C said...

Great images from this release and you’ve made lovely cards with them! Sweet!

Jean said...

These cards are so pretty and elegant!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love how you used those images. Your cards are all so outstanding in every way.

Arlene W. said...

I love hot pink and black colour combos for Valentine's Day cards, your designs are so striking! Thanks for sharing!

Loll said...

Two amazing cards showcasing some of the new stamps and dies, Patti! Your cards are always so uplifting. xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOW ! No wonder your work gets chosen to show others it's fantastic. So bright, full of love & such unique designs. Very pleased to meet you & your work, thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that bee!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I LOVE your new goodies Patti, that little bee is adorable!

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Loving this new release!!

Sue D said...

Cute and pretty Love cards. Love the bee.

Tracey Landt said...

Simply gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Super cute first card and nope that little cutie wouldn't sting anyone.....I can see why your adorable card was chosen Patti. Fabulous second card, vibrant colours and love the die cut sentiment X

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I'm not surprised that your cards were selected! The wreath and the details you added to the "bee" card is so sweet. Card #2 pops with your hot pink background grounded with the word die. Congrats, Patti

Linnea S said...

luv how you have the bee holding the sentiment!

Renee VanEpps said...

Fab cards !!

Bobby said...

I can see why they used your cards for the catalog, Patti. They are so beautifully designed. I especially love the little bee one.

Colleen said...

Patti your two cards are fabulous...as usual you come through with amazing cards and designs. Oh and I love your penguins! I bought the Santa die and have made so many of those to give as gifts with and without the "tummy"! Have a beautiful Christmas Patti!!

Andre M. said...

Lovely designs on these two cards. The bee is such a cutie. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

karenajo said...

Love your creations - the bee is so very cute! Love the design and colors on both cards! Thanks for sharing!