Wednesday, October 3, 2018

31 Days of Halloween FUN!

Good evening my DAH-lings, Whimsy Stamps is up to some tricks...with treats  Me and all my frightful friends at Whimsy Stamps welcome you to join us for our 31 Nights of Halloween extravaganza. 

I am reshowing this card I made using Hot Sip and the Web Background.  This sentiment that I made just cracks me up!  I love combing stamps and thought these two went perfect together,

NOW get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration.  
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    Have a frightfully good time and good luck

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Up Up and Away

    How adorable is this Doggie and Kite!  I submitted this card for a magazine and it didn't get published (I know GASP), so you get the pleasure of some step-by-step instruction on how to create it.  How cool is that?!

    I love how you can use Whimsy's Brick Background to create the "wall" for this card!

    I also used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background stamp to create the flower box. 


    Whimsy Products:

    Coloring Medium: Copics
    Dog – E53 E55 E57 E59, R20, C10
    Kite – R24 R29, YR04 YR09, Y15
    Bricks – C1 C3 C5 C7, E31 E35 E37
    Planter – E31 E33 B21
    Sky – B24 N2

    Full Card Instructions:

    Card size: A2 Mountain Fold
    Other Supplies used: Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, cutter, liquid adhesive, tape runner, foam pop-up tape, Scissors,  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry, English Mustard), die cut machine, white cardstock, green cardstock

    ·     Color clouds on compatible white cardstock.
    ·     Die cut cloud background using largest rectangle die from Shaker Maker Combo die
    ·     Die cut the slider using largest slider piece from the Slip ‘n Slide die set and both small circle dies from set.  
    ·     Pop up the rectangle cloud piece layer using a single layer of foam tape onto the card base.
    ·     Adhere the cut out slider piece insert within the slider window, directly on card base.
    ·     Create the slider mechanism using a single layer of 1/4 inch foam pop-up tape sandwiched between the two small die cut circles and slide into the die cut opening with one circle inside and one on top of slider opening.
    ·     Color Doggie and Kite with your favorite coloring medium and cut out. 
    ·     Adhere image to exposed slider circle.  Check to make sure slider works and the image is in a desired position both up and down.
    ·     Color Brick Wall background and cut to desired size.  (2 1/4 x 4 1/4) 
    ·     Pop up the brick wall with a double layer of pop-up foam tape onto cloud base layer. **Make sure you do not block slider area with foam tape.
    ·     Cut out clouds using cloud die.  Adhere some to card front with tape runner and pop-up one of the clouds if desired. Keep pop up cloud single layer to not block slider mechanism.
    ·     Create a flower box by cutting a 3/4 X 10 inch strip of paper.  Stamp with the Farmhouse Shiplap background stamp.  Color with favorite coloring medium.
    ·     Score strip at 2 3/4, 2 7/8, 3, 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4 
    ·     Fold a mountain fold at first score, valley fold on second score and mountain on third score. Repeat on other side.  End pieces should overlap.  Adhere together.  You have just created a flower box for your card that can collapse down for mailing. Neat huh?
    ·     Glue to front lower portion of the card with the overlap being hidden towards the back.
    ·     Add thin strips of paper in complimenting color for Flower box edging to complete the look.
    ·     Cut strips of grass with the green cardstock and embellish flower box and lower card front.
    ·     Die cut flower stems using Christmas Branches die and adhere inside flower box
    ·     Die cut flowers using the Shaker Maker Combo Die set and adhere to the stems
    ·     Add Nuvo Crystal drops to the flowers

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Give Thanks

    It is hard to find a good stamp to create Thanksgiving cards with.  Here I have used two that pair together perfectly...well three if you include the delicious background.   This Turkey is from the latest Whimsy release.  He is the perfect Turkey for this occasion!
    After coloring him up I tucked him behind Pumpkin Patch and layered it onto a gold heat embossed Farmhouse Fabric Background layer.

     I have to admit that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Its about family and friends, food and fun and I am not distracted by gift shopping or gift unwrapping...just good food and friends.  

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Caught In the Web

    It is funny how I am not a fan of Halloween, passing out candy, decorating, but I love skulls and skeletons, webs, and ghosts.  Sometimes I wonder about my brain.  If you love those things and more you gotta check out the latest release from Whimsy Stamps.  Here are some samples from myself and a guest design team member using the Web Background.

    I created this card like a door with a spooky is that?

    C1 - C10
    E51 E31 E35 E57

    Some more spooky fun card samples from myself and Guest DT Member Delphine

    Web Background C1 - C10
    Cup - YR12 14 15 16 18
    E40 41 42 43 44 49

    Guest Designer Delphine

    Copics used:
    Background: V09, 15, 17
    Ghost: C0, 1, 3, Y000
    Letters: C0, 1, V0000

    You can find these stamps in the store!!!

    Web background
    Hot Sip - Cup

    A Big Hug

    You know how I love to try to find ways to combine images?  Well this one was super fun to not only combine this versatile Heart Tree with Teddy Bear Hugs, but also turn it into a shaker card.  I think I am going to get a bunch of use out of the tree stamp!  They are now available through Whimsy Stamps!

    If you follow my blog you know I am also a fan of background stamps.  You can create your own paper to match your project.  I used the Gingham Background for this one.

    E50 51 53 55 R20
    B00 01 02 04
    YG03 17 67
    C1 3 5
    R14 17 27
    E40 43 44 YR31
    E 31 35 57 

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Meow at the Moon

    It is release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have a fun card to show you.  I combined two different stamps to create this window card.  Using Kitty 'n Pumpkin and Web Background I created this card front.  I used a circle die to cut out the opening and make the kitty appear like he is poking out in front of the moon.  To create the moon all i did was color white paper in a circle with Copic BG's and added a little BV to create simple "craters"

    Of course a card isn't complete without a chippie sentiment and a little bling.  So that is what I added to finish it off!

    I used Copic C's to color up the kitty...the darkest was the C10.

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    A Little Bit Bubbly with Glue Dots

    Don't hide your love!!!  Flaunt it!  Thats right, bring your love to the fore front!  Glue Dots...YES, those little sticky "boogers" that we all love!  I had a great time working with a image from Whimsy and combining it with Glue Dots for this joint collaboration.   Don't skip too far ahead because this post is part of a fun hop...with prizes!

    I used the Glue Dots not only as adhesive to assemble the card, but also as the base or platform for some ultra fine glitter.  I love how the Craft Pop-Up Glue Dots added dimension.  It totally worked!!!! 

    For this card I used the Mini Glue Dots, Craft Pop-Dots as well as the Regular Glue Dots.  After applying the dots to the front of the card I sprinkled with the micro glitter and gave them a light tap-tap...tap with my finger to embed the glitter to the dots.  Then I vigorously tapped off the excess glitter and BAM! glittery delicious mess!!

    Remember I mentioned blog hop?  Make sure you hop around to all the links below (if you get a link that doesn't work...just hop ahead to the next one and check back later to see what you missed.  The hop runs today through August 31st.  And whats a blog hop without prizes?  We will have lots of prizes hidden along the way as well as a grand prize valued at $100.  WOW!

    How to enter to win? All you need to do is comment on EACH blog along the way.  Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all the stops, enter you name and email in the link tool at the last stop.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd on the Whimsy blog.  Good Luck and enjoy the inspiration!  Hop list at the end of this post.

    Be sure and check out the other inspiration for both the design teams!!

    Blog Hop Link List: 

    Jennifer - You are here

    Here are the products I used for my card.

    Glue Dots - Craft Pop-Up
    Glue Dots - Mini 3/16
    Glue Dots - 3/8"
    Stampendous Micro Glitter  

    C00 C0 C1 C3 C5 C10
    RV34 RV19
    BV0000 BV00 BV01 BV02
    Y15 Y17 YR04
    BG70 B000 B00 BG72
    YG01 YG03 YG17

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Take Care Panda Bear!

    Due to popular demand this adorable Panda Butt clear set is now back!  You have until the 25th (or while supplies last) to grab this from the Whimsy store.  This set comes ONLY in the Paper Door kit.  It sold out within a few days last time it was released so Whimsy graciously brought it back!  I had a idea to create a scene with the Pandas playing in the that is what I created.

    YES!!!  This is a slider card.  The middle panda slides down the hill.  I used one of the slider dies to create this effect.

    To get the "snow" effect I used a favorite technique of sprinkling the Stampendous Chunky White embossing Enamel on the paper and heating from underneath. 

    I used C10 C8 C7 C5 C3 C1 on these bears.

    Items used:

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Flocking Fabulous

    Do you want a little wit and sassy humor on your cards?  Then you MUST check out the new store Witt and Sass.  The artist, Amy, is a quirky, talented artist and just opened up her own line of stamps.  I got to play with Tropical Party clear stamp set and created this fun card for the release.

    I did some random stamping of the little flip-flops on the background paper and then drew lines to connect them using a Multiliner.  I then colored them in, all bright and cheery.  BAM...custom background to compliment the main image!

    Check out all the new stuff
    Grab - Tropical Party

    Join Witt and Sass on Facebook
    Witt and Sass Blog

    Copics used:
    YR000 YR04 YR09
    BV02 BV04 BV08
    Y04 Y15
    E55 E57
    C3 C10
    R24 R29
    R20 RV34
    YG21 YG25
    YG17 YG67

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Adios Hippos

    When I saw this hippo from Hello Goodbye and all I could imagine was a hippo on a tightrope.  Here is my rendition of it using a banner die as a tightrope.  I added him to a cloud background to give the allusion of being up in the air.  I think this C.C. Designs set is just the cutest.  Dancing hippo, dancing cow...and an alligator...yes please!

    Copics abused:

    B60 B63 B66 B69
    C1 C3 C5

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    A Rainbow Kinda Day

    Everyone needs a day full of rainbows and glitter!  This adorable 4 x 8 clear set, Chubby Unicorn from the new company Witt & Sass is so sweet.  Amy Osborn just did a new startup and is producing her own line of stamps.  YAY Amy!!  Amy is unique, a bit off-key, and a little bit quirky.  My kind of stamps! I look forward to supporting her in her endeavors.  You must check it out HERE

    When you get your card done make sure to add it to Witt & Sass facebook group!  Don't own any yet?  Thats okay...join the group now so you can be inspired and see what you MUST have!

    I created the background using my airbrush machine and Copics...then cut it down to strips to create my own colorful paper to go along with this set.

    Copics abused:

    Y06 Y08
    Y38 YR04
    R14 R29
    B18 B39
    YG03 BG45
    C1 C3 C5 C10

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Apple Branch

    Here is a little inspiration for you using the Apple Branch from Whimsy stamps.  This delicious stamp is refreshing to color and can be colored so many different ways.  How about even adding a worm poking out to say hello?
    For this card I used the NEW Notched Rectangle die for the apples mat.  I love this set of dies and it gets used a lot.  I added cork to some buttons and background using X-Press It Cork Deco Tape to give it a more country feel.  I love this cork tape.  Easy to use, cut and tear.  

    Here is another variation of the stamp.  Given the details in the stamp it is actually quite easy to color up.

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Ssssssssseee, I Do Care

    How about the cutest slithering snakes around combined with your fabulous card making to create the perfect card?  This Nope Rope clear set is great for all occasions.  The title of this set cracks me up and is fun to say too.  That in itself is reason enough to buy it.
    I used the Card Maker Window die set to make the inner mat and outer frame.  Love the stitching placement.  I added a fun element made from the Spring Tree (cut in half) from La-La Land.  I think it finishing it off perfectly.  You can find the items used at the link below.

    Whimsy Clear Set - Nope Rope

    YG03 YG61 YG63 YG67

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Ciao, Ciao Cutie Cow

    As soon as I saw this clear set, Hello Goodbye, from C.C. Designs I knew I had to get my hands on it!  Oh my gosh...snicker, snort!  Look at that face...and the utter...ok, utterly hilarious!  I love fun laughable stamps don't you?

    You have to get your hands on this one before it sells out.  I added some great dies from La La Land.  You can find them in the La-La Land Crafts store.  I love the grass...quite different from other grass borders that I have seen.  Paired up with the great Country Fence rounds out this funny bovine perfectly.

    Look at all the fun characters with major personality!

    E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E47
    C1 C3 C5
    R81 R83 R85

    You're My Hero

    You know how much I love these little penguins from Whimsy Stamps.  This one was super fun to color.  The set comes with sentiments too.  First I random stamped the background with the sentiment and then stamped one extra for the base of the image.  After stamping the Penguin Hero I colored him up in the "superman" color combos.  I fussy cut him out and popped him up.
    I added the favorite Flag Banner die from Lala land to top off the card.  Its a perfect card for anybody you admire don't you think?  

    B12 14 16
    R05 24 29
    C00 1 3 5 R02
    R02 YR16

    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Pumpkin Patch Friends and More

    Here is another fun combo.  Pumpkin Patch combined with Penguin Spook Nite makes a nice autumn scene dont you think?  I decided to color the pumpkins (some are hidden) in non-traditional pumpkin colors.  Then I colored up the Penguin, cut him out and popped him on top.

    Y38 YR04 YR09
    E41 E43 E44 E47
    BV0000 BV00 BV02 BV04 BV08
    YG03 YG17 YG67
    C00 C1 C3 C5 C10 R11

    For this card I used:

    Die - Knotched Rectangles
    Stamp - Pumpkin Patch
    Stamp - Penguin Spook Nite
    MIC Chippies - Friends

    I thought I would bring you some more traditional uses with this stamp from my past DT members.  I know you will enjoy their inspirations as well.

    Designer Delphine

    Pumpkins: E09, R59, Y17, YR16, 18
    Leaves: YG91, 95, 99
    Flowers: Y00, 15, 19
    Ground: E41, 42
    Sky: BG000

    Y15 YR04 YR07 YR09
    YG93 YG95 G99
    E43 E44

    Designer Andrea

    Pumpkin - YR02, 04, 07 & 09
    Boo/Face - 0.3 Black fine liner, YR20, 21, Y17
    Leaves/Stems - YG93, 95, 97
    Flowers - Y02, 06, 17
    Sky - C1, 3, 5, 7, V25, BV23, YR02
    Ground - E43, 44, YG95
    Shadows - N5, N7.

    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The Canoe

    Look at this stunning stamp!  Ok, maybe I am a little bias.  I think this makes the perfect card for those outdoorsy people or a masculine card.  I had a lot of fun with this stamp and event took it a step further and fussy-cut out the trees to make it pop up.  I cant wait to see what you do with this newly released stamp The Canoe from Whimsy Stamps.

    Dont forget free shipping on orders over $75.00

    The Canoe
    Chipboard - Thanks Sentiment
    Oval Stitched Circle die set

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Fall Fun

    This fun combo is from the Whimsy release this month.  I combined the DoveArts Apple Basket and added "Honeycomb" (an Elizabeth Bell stamp also sold through Whimsy).  I cut her out and cut a slit in the top edge of the basket to slip her in.  I think it is the perfect combination.


    Barrel E30 E31 E35
    Apples R02 05 29 YG03
    Sky B0000 B000 B12
    Hair E43 33 37 49 W7
    Grass G40 43 46
    Y06 38
    Skin E50 51 53 55 BV20 23 25

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Polar Friends

    How can you not fall in love with these sweet faces?  This is a July release from Whimsy Stamps.  Perfect for a fun Christmas themed card or a warm hello.  You can find Polar Friends in the store now!

    I colored up the image and added the embellishments using the Christmas Branches die set.  This set is going to get a ton of use!  I love these little "pom pom" branches and it can be used with so many different colors.  The set also comes with Holly like leaves so these could be the berries.

    I finished this card off by adding some of the delicious chipboard snowflakes that come in 3 different sizes and the Hello sentiment.  I love these.  They come in a light cream and are easy to color with the Copic markers or any coloring medium for that matter.  Little tip...color them when they are still in the protective frame and then easily pop them out and adhere together to create layers.

    Bear E40 E70 E71 E74 E77 E49
    Skin E50 E51 E53 E55 E93
    Gloves YG02 YG03
    Jacket R81 R83 R85
    Ruff BG10 BG32 BG34