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STAMPtember® Feature: Penny Black

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Hi readers! Welcome to DAY 7 of STAMPtember®! We hope you’re having LOTS of fun so far!! We’d like to welcome you to our first brand feature of the month! Today we are featuring Penny Black! This brand has been around for many years and with good reason! The designs boast not only a variety of style but high quality design of clear, cling, and even mounted rubber stamps! They also have expanded over the years to also include stickers, dies, and more!

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We want everyone to pick a favorite Penny Black item and try it, so in the spirit of that, we are offering a limited time 20% discount off all Penny Black products when you use code PENNY2S. Please know that this code is not valid with other codes, nor can it be used for previous purchases.

In addition to their blog and online shop, follow along with Penny Black on  Twitter and Facebook.

Explore the creative world of Penny Black and see for yourself why our rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Stamp Crafting are everyone’s favorites.

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I reached out to Penny Black designer Alexandra Sirugue-Mac Leod to make a card showcasing this fabulous brand in celebration of this feature and boy oh, boy did she deliver! Don’t these festive little critters look ready to party? This stamp is appropriately titled “Let’s Party“. Be sure to check out Alexandra’s blog Art Scrap & More for lots of inspiration!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Anything Goes On The Wednesday Challenge

As this is the last week of the month we are back with the all time favorite theme ‘Anything Goes’ on the  Wednesday Challenge Blog. It’s time to throw caution to the wind and let your creativity run riot ;-)

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week, you don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have some now is the time to get them out and show us what you’ve got!

Once you have made your creation just go ahead and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!  We can’t wait to see what you make!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp! (If you enter in this weeks Wednesday Challenge, you’ll have a chance to win!)

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Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog  to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! Be sure to give these talented ladies some comments!

Created by Debby Yates:

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Created by Mandy Stacey:

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Created by Melissa Bove:

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So now it’s your turn. Happy Crafting!

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Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

 

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It’s the Little Things

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Hi readers! Happy Saturday to you! Please give Peet Roeven a BIG Simon welcome to our blog as a guest designer. She made this beautiful dimensional card with Penny Black products. Isn’t it beautiful? The sentiment rings so true! Read on as Peet explains how she made this card! Enjoy!

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Stamp flowers onto white cardstock, color with Faber Castell Pencils, then add Glossy Accents.  Stamp butterflies using VersaMark ink onto designer paper, sprinkle with white embossing powder, and heat to set.  Fussy cut flowers and butterflies.

Stamp the sentiment using black ink onto designer paper cut with a circle die.  To assemble the card, trim designer paper into square shape, add hand stitching around outer edge, and adhere to notecard.

Layer purple die cut circle, scallop circle and circle with stamped sentiment onto card.  Add flowers and butterflies using liquid glue and dimensional adhesive.  Embellish with gems.

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Flights of Fancy

Hi readers!  Please join me in welcoming Jill Foster back to our blog! Her work is so inspiring to me and I’m sure if you are familiar with her work it is to you as well! Read on to learn how Jill made this watercolored beauty, and also for more details on a special prize! Enjoy!
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Hi everyone! Jill Foster here for Penny Black and it is such an honor to share a trio of cards with you today. I decided to use one of my favorite Penny Black Creative Dies, 51-132 Flights of Fancy. But instead of using the positive die cut, I used the negative “leftover” piece as a stencil. This is a great way to get even more use from your dies!

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Using a stenciled image, as opposed to a stamped outline, gives the look of hand-painted artsy butterflies.

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Place the “stencil” over your watercolor paper and apply watercolor paints to the body and wings of the butterfly. Once dry, remove the stencil, and paint the background area surrounding the butterflies.

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I kept things loose and flowing, allowing the background color to drip and splatter.

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Finally, I stamped my sentiments using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The Penny Black transparent set, 30-283 Snippets, is perfect for butterfly images …or basically anything else you could need!

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Would you like to get your hands on this beautiful butterfly die? My friends at Penny Black have one to give away to a lucky winner. Simply “like” the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment that Simon Says Stamp sent ya for a chance to win!

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Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Snowflakes that Won’t Melt

Hi readers! Happy Saturday! Have you ever looked at a snowflake? I mean really closely? The detail and uniqueness is incredible for those 2 seconds you can look at it before it melts in your hand!!  Today on the blog, we asked for some help on how to make some of these beauties that won’t melt! With the help of some lovely Penny Black dies, I think we did just that! Check it out and enjoy!

Gather your glitters, shimmers and gems as Elizabeth Allan shares how she made these one-of-a-kind, non-melting snowflakes.

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By layering Penny Black’s Creative Dies Gossamer and Crystal Trio, eye-capturing dimension is seen on BOTH sides of the snowflakes. The secret is in the symmetrical designs!

Let’s make some snowflakes…

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1) Die cut Gossamer 10 times from white cardstock. Leave 4 of the die cuts in their original full design and trim the remaining 6 to create the center star portion.
2) Using Gel Medium as an adhesive, align and glue two full snowflakes together (back to front). Repeat with the remaining two full snowflakes.
3) Align the two completed sets of snowflakes and glue back to back. Tip/Hint: Insert fishing line between the two layers if a hanging mechanism is desired.
4) Apply Duo Embellishing Adhesive with a paintbrush to the front of the design and let dry until clear and tacky. Sprinkle with glitter and tap off excess. Repeat on the other side.
5) Align and glue 3 of the smaller star portions: back to front then back to front. Repeat again with the remaining 3 pieces.
6) Align and attach the small stars portions (one to each side of the design) with Power Adhesive Tabs. Apply glitter as outlined in Step 4.
7) Accent the snowflake with crystal gemstones.

Crystal-Trio

1) Die cut the largest snowflake in Crystal Trio 4 times and the smaller snowflake 6 times from white cardstock.
2) Using Gel Medium as an adhesive, align and glue two full snowflakes together (back to front). Repeat with the remaining two full snowflakes.
3) Align the two completed sets of snowflakes and glue back to back. Tip/Hint: Insert fishing line between the two layers if a hanging mechanism is desired.
4) Pounce the front of the snowflake with VersaMark Watermark Ink and apply Pearlescent Blue PanPastel with a small sponge. Spray with a fixative. Tip/Hint: Aerosol hairspray is a great fixative alternative. Repeat on the other side.
5) Align and glue 3 of the smaller star portions: back to front then back to front. Repeat again with the remaining 3 pieces.
6) Pounce the front of the smaller snowflake with VersaMark Watermark Ink and apply White Fine Pearl Medium PanPastel with a small sponge. Spray with a fixative. Repeat with the second set of small snowflakes.
7) Align and attach the small snowflake portions (one to each side of the design) with Power Adhesive Tabs.
8) Accent the snowflake with crystal gemstones.

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For design variations, have fun experimenting with colored cardstocks, a dazzling array of glitters and the new pearlescent PanPastels.

Endless possibilities from present toppers to ornaments to window card embellishments!

Love these dies? Would you like to WIN them? Hop on over to Penny Black’s Facebook page, like their page, and comment on their wall that Simon Says Stamp sent you! They will draw the winners soon! Good luck!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!