2 Bold and Graphic Slimline Cards

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday. I have two slimline cards to share with you today that both use the same exact supplies. They use the brand new Slimline Zig Zag Edger dies and FaDoodle Flowers, illustrated by the fabulous Faye Wynn-Jones, and also the previously released Bold ABC die set.


I started by die cutting the three dies in the Slimline Zig Zag Edger dies all at once. They are held together with tabs and I decided to keep them tabbed together because it makes for interesting cuts besides the three die cuts you would normally get.

I cut the dies from varying shades of pink and red card stock. I adhered them to a thin piece of white card stock and then adhered that to a piece of black card stock leaving a thin border on all 4 sides. I then adhered each of the panels to a slimline size white card base.

I then got to work on stamping and cutting out lots of the floral images from the new FaDoodle Flowers set. I absolutely love the hand drawn look to these. I wanted to keep these in black and white so that they would pop against my colorful background. I arranged them on my card panels, adhering some directly to the card base and also popping some up with foam tape.

I then took the Bold ABC die set which is the perfect alphabet die set in my opinion and die cut the letters I needed for my sentiments. I did this twice so I could stack my letters 2 high for a little extra dimension.



Do you have a favorite out of the two cards? I can't decide if I like the one larger cluster of flowers better or the two smaller clusters framing the sentiment. Either way, I love them both and love the new products. 

Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you have an amazing day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Repeating Miss you Card and a Chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hi friends. I'm excited to share with you today this card that is part of an Instagram hop focusing on the Bookmark and Tags die set from Whimsy Stamps

The hop starts here and a $25 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps will be given away to one lucky commenter. If you want to go directly to my Instagram page, click here.

For my card, I started by die cutting the Postage Window A2 die from both white card stock and also this rainbow holographic card stock,. I turned all of the die cuts over and added this foam tape to the back of them which did two things. It added dimension and also kept all of the die cuts together. I love this foam tape because it has a super low profile. I then added this to a top folding white card base.

I then took one of the tag dies from the Bookmark and Tags die set and stamped the Miss You sentiment from the Distant Friends set 9 times. I added each of these with some thicker foam tape and then adhered a silver pearl to the top of each die cut.





Here are other projects from the participating Creative team members. So many fabulous projects!

I appreciate your visit and just a reminder to head over to Instagram to hop along. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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A set of 4 Floral Notecards

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hi friends! I am so excited to share these cards with you today. Not because they are anything special but because the patterned papers which are part of the brand new release at Whimsy Stamps are absolutely gorgeous! I will be ordering several more packages of these as I just adore them. :)

I took four of my favorite patterns from the Floral Impressions 6x6 paper collection and die cut them each with the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection. I then stamped them each with the same Thinking of You sentiment from the Butterflies set that was released last year. I added each panel to a colored card base and this set of 4 cards is complete - easy peasy!

It would be so easy to create a large set of notecards to give as a gift using these gorgeous papers as they literally do all the work for you. 

I hope you've been inspired. Thanks so much for your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Congrats card with Simple Sentiment Strips

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday! I have a fun card today featuring fun products from Whimsy Stamps.

I started by taking the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid die and die cutting it from some grey card stock. I then trimmed around it and rounded the corners and added it to a card base made from the same grey card stock with some thin foam tape.

I then took the Twinkle Scribble die and die cut it from this holographic card stock for a fun look. I then stamped several of the sentiments from my favorite sentiment set, Simple Sentiment Strips, trimmed them out, and added them with foam tape onto my card panel. I finished off the card by adding a few stars that were from the inner portions of the Twinkle Scribble die.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired. Have a great day and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna

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Creating your own Custom Background

Friday, April 2, 2021

Hi friends and happy April 1st! There's an awesome new mini release that just hit the shop at Whimsy Stamps. It contains 6 products which are all listed and linked below. One of the new items is an awesome new Slimline Envelope die set that has so many extra pieces to it including an envelope liner. If you love making slimline cards, then this die is going to be a must have!


For my card today, I will be using the new Snail Mail set. I am just focusing on the missing you heart image in the set. I thought it would be fun to create a repeating stamped pattern. I got a few colors of Distress Oxide inks out and went to town stamping my background. I also thought it would look neat to have these colors on kraft rather than white as something unexpected.

I finished off the card by stamping the small black heart image which is from the Kiss Off stamp set.

Here is some inspiration from the rest of the Creative team.

I'll be back in a couple of days with more inspiration using this latest release. Thanks for your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



You're Fantabulous - Rainbow and then Black & White

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Hi friends. I'm happy you stopped by today. I have a fun card design to share with you today in rainbow colors and then also in black and white.

Both of my cards using the awesome Fantabulous set from Whimsy Stamps that was released last month. I love the fun large words in this set, not to mention the fun font. And then of course there are smaller supporting words to go with the larger words.

For this card, I stamped each of the large words in colored ink going in rainbow order. I then stamped in the You're sentiment in black ink above each of the words. I die cut this panel with the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection and matted it with black card stock. I adhered it to a top folding white card base and the card is complete.  

Wouldn't this be a great card to send to anyone to let them know how awesome they are? It would be a great pick me up for a friend or family member for sure.


I decided to recreate this card but stamped all the larger words in black ink and then stamped the You're in red ink. I skipped the die cut panel and just added my stamped panels to red card bases.


Thank you so much for your visit. I hope you have a fabulous day. And in case you didn't know it, this card sums up how I feel about you. :) Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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2 Floral Cards with Cardstock Warehouse & Prizes

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday! I'm taking part in an Instagram hop today with Whimsy Stamps and Cardstock Warehouse. All week, the designers from both teams have been sharing loads of inspiration on Instagram with a hop. You can win $25 gift certificates from both companies for leaving comments along the way over on Instagram. 

Here's a link to my Instagram account if you want to check it out. I thought I would also share my cards here. 

I created two cards for the hop and both use some gorgeous metallic card stock from the Cardstock Warehouse and the beautiful Magnolia A2 die from Whimsy Stamps. I wish you could see the shimmer of these card stocks. They really give these cards an elegant feel.

For my first card, I started by die cutting the Magnolia die from the Blue Bell metallic cardstock. I then added it to a black card base. I then die cut a piece of black card stock using one of the dies from the Envelope Edger die set and added it to the top of the card for added interest. I finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment which is from the Simple Sentiment Strips set and some clear gems.


For my second card, I die cut the Magnolia A2 die out of the Aquamarine metallic cardstock and adhered it to my card base. I then inlaid all of the pieces that were left over from my first card. This was a bit tedious but wasn't too bad and I love the look of it.

As I did with the first card, I took a different die from the Envelope Edger die set, although this time a different die, and added a die cut element at the top of my card and the bottom of my card.

I finished the card off with the same sentiment heat embossed and some clear gems.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



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