Build-a-Pumpkin Patch Dies for Whimsy Stamps

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Wednesday friends. Thanks so much for joining me today. I have two cards to share with you today using goodies from the September release from Whimsy Stamps.

I am using the following products available in the Whimsy shop.



For my first card, I started by die cutting the pumpkins and leaves from the fun Build-a-Pumpkin Patch die collection.

For the pumpkins, I added a bit of shading to them. I sat all my die cuts aside and got to work on my background.  I started by stamping the Falling Leaves Background with some kraft ink onto a piece of kraft card stock.

I then heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Polka Dot Fun set with gold embossing powder.

I then added all of my die cuts, some with foam tape to add depth and dimension.

For my second card, I again created lots of colorful die cuts using the Build-a-Pumpkin Patch dies. I then took the Wonky Windows 2 die and cut it several times out of kraft card stock and adhered each of them together to build up a more substantial frame.

I figured out where my stamped sentiment would go and made sure to stamp it before I adhered my frame so that they wouldn't get in the way of a crisp stamped image. It is also from the Polka Dot Fun stamp set.

I then adhered my frame with liquid glue to give me some wiggle room as I tucked in the various die cuts into the sections.

Here's a final look again at both cards. I hope you've been inspired. 

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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A Slimline Hugs Card for Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Have you all seen the amazing new Slimline dies from Whimsy Stamps? They are beyond incredible and genius.  Slimline cards are all the rage right now and this lineup of dies makes it that much easier to create fun slimline cards. 

For now, there are 3 of these fun and unique dies. You can find them here




For my card today, I am using the Slimline Marquee die.  I started by creating my card base which measures just about 3.5 x 7 inches.

I die cut a piece of white card stock using the Slimline Marquee die and then got to work adding some various Distress inks over top of it. From top to bottom, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Barn Red and Gathered Twigs.

I then added some water droplets in the background by just flicking some water in my hand on top of my inked panel.  I just love the texture this gives.

I then pulled out each of the 3 inner portions that the die creates and stamped them each with the same colors of ink from above using the Falling Leaves Background. I added them back into the main panel, each with some foam tape for added dimension and interest.

I then added some of the same Distress Ink colors to a piece of white card stock and inked up small areas, just enough for me to die cut some of the leaves from the Build-a-Pumpkin Patch die collection.

I added a few of them to each of the sections, a couple of them with foam tape.  I then gold heat embossed the Hugs sentiment which is from the Caregiver Hugs set.

Some Gold Rush Stone Drops from Nuvo finished off the card.

I hope you've been inspired today and will give making a slimline card a try. 

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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2 for 1 Cards using Alcohol Lift Ink

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hi friends. I'm happy to be back sharing two cards I made awhile back using the Alcohol Lift Ink from Ranger.  I love using this product as it allows you to get two cards for one.

For my first card, I started by taking a piece of Yupo paper and added various shades of blue alcohol inks onto it.  After it was dry, I stamped the gorgeous large floral cluster from the Glorious Bouquet set from Tim Holtz onto the panel using my Misti and the Alcohol Lift Ink. 

I then took a piece of paper towel and very carefully blotted the panel.  After most of the ink was up, I took the paper towel and went in tiny circles to buff the image a bit.

This card was finished with a stamped sentiment from the same set. I also added a few gems.

For my second card, after I was done stamping my first card, I took a piece of white card stock and stamped the image again. What you see below is all of the alcohol ink that the Lift Off ink removed from the Yupo paper above.

Aren't the results incredible? I just love it so much. 

I decided I wanted a bit of bold color on either side of my stamped panel so I took an ink pad and took it directly to the card base on either side to build up some deep color.

I stamped the sentiment and added some clear sequins on this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired. Crafty hugs!




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LDRS Creative September Release Day 4

Friday, September 13, 2019


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).
And the fun part? It's already available in a local store near you! Don't you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!

Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 4 is all about WINTER and CHRISTMAS!

After seeing the out-of-this-world release so far, let's cheer altogether for more cuteness; with the Otterly Lovable Stamp (and its coordinating die set), Frozen Fun (again, with a coordinating die set), the amazing Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pusher Stamp and its coordinating Pusher die set, and finally, the adorable Candy Cane Lane set (with a die set, of course)!









We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new Winter themed 6x6 paper pack, Christmas Cottage!




 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15
(*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)

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For my card today, I am featuring the uber fabulous Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers, both the stamps and the dies.

These dies are brilliant as they partially cut away some of the detail - such as the wing on the bird. Brilliant!

I started by stamping the cute little birds from the Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers stamp set along with the tree branch image for them to sit on.

I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I thought they would look nice against the woodgrain paper that is in the new Christmas Cottage paper collection. I die cut it with the largest die from the Scalloped Rectangle Frame die collection. I just love the detail it adds to the sides.

I glued the branch directly to the patterned paper and then added the birds with some foam tape, making sure to give the wing a bit of extra lift where it cuts out.

I then stamped the sentiment which is also from the Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers set and then die cut the top of it with the same die I used to cut the patterned paper so that it would match seamlessly.

 Here's another look. I hope you've enjoyed my project today and have been inspired.


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 4:
And make sure to be back for the winner announcement, next week!

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LDRS Creative September Release Day 3

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

And the fun part? It's already available in a local store near you! Don't you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!

Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 3 is all about HALLOWEEN!


Nothing short of amazing, when you see the whimsical new stamp sets in store: Halloween High Jinks Stamps (cut out in no time with the coordinating die set), Happy Haunting Stamps (with a perfect coordinating die set here), and one of the new Petal Pusher sets, Pick of the Patch (and its die set)!







Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!

 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!


Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15
(*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)

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For my project today, I am featuring the most adorable Happy Haunting set. I love the awesome sentiments in this set along with those precious little characters all dressed up for Halloween.

I started by coloring the cute little ghost and vampire images from the Happy Haunting set. I then fussy cut them out going right up to the stamped line.

{TIP} - when fussy cutting right to the line, take a black pen and swipe it over all the edges of your cut out. This will help hide any imperfections while fussy cutting.

I then die cut the awesome new Up a Tree die set, twice so I could have a fuller forest and have something to tuck my little cuties behind.

I took a piece of the super fun Wicked paper collection and added it to my top-folding card base. This paper collection came out last year and if you don't yet have it in your stash, it is absolutely perfect for all your Halloween crafting.


I then added my vampire first, then the back tree layer. I then added my ghost and finally added the top tree layer with some foam tape.

{TIP} - use black foam squares when adding black card stock items to your project. This way you won't be able to see the white foam when looking at your project from an angle.

My sentiment is also from the Happy Haunting set. I popped it up with some foam tape for dimension. It was at this point I decided my card needed just a bit of something else so I pulled out the new By the Light of the Moon dies.

This is an awesome die set as you get the partial moon, the full moon, lots of stars and even a smiley face you could put into the moon.  I added my moon so that a bit of it would hang off my card panel - this helps ground the scene a bit.

I finished the card with just a bit of white and black glaze pens for a bit of extra detail.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 3:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Christmas/Winter inspiration!

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LDRS Creative september Release Day 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).
And the fun part? It's already available in a local store near you! Don't you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!

Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 2 is all about FALL and more!


Ready for the cutest stamps ever? Here is A View for All Seasons Stamps (with a perfect coordinating die set), Woodland Wonderland Stamps (also with a coordinating die set available), and No Matter the Weather Stamps.


We also continued adding to our wonderful Basic dies line: In the Breeze Die Set, Down Main Street Die, and Over the Hills Die.


We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new Fall 6x6 paperpack, Sweater Weather - 6x6 Paper. How GORGEOUS is it?!


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15
(*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)

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For my card today, I am featuring the gorgeous No Matter the Weather stamp set. I love all the layering images and images you can combine to create sweet little scenes.

I decided to create a wreath. I stamped each of the 3 layers two times each to create the whole wreath.

I then stamped the sentiment in the middle of my wreath along with a bow at the bottom.

I decided my panel needed some extra interest so I took one of the circle dies die from the new Scalloped Circle Frame set and dry embossed it around my wreath image.

I then trimmed this panel down, popped it up with some craft foam and added it to a card base where I had already adhered small strips of paper from the Sweater Weather paper collection.

This would be great card to mass produce if you were wanting to send lots of autumn love to friends and family. You could even make it simpler by stamping directly on the card base if you wanted to.


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 2:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Halloween inspiration!

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LDRS Creative September Release Day 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

And the fun part? It's already available in a local store near you! Don't you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!

Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 1 is all about FLOWERS and more!


We know how much flowers can be versatile for any crafting project, so we added three full sets of stamps and dies. Whether you like coloring or layering with inks, our three new sets will definitely be a big hit in your craft room: Hydrangeas (with its coordinating die set), Cherry Blossoms (coordinating die set available!), Sunny Meadow - Petal Pusher (and the brand new concept of Petal Pusher die set!).




We also continued adding to our wonderful Basic dies line: At the Cloud's Edge Die, By the Light of the Moon Die Set, Up a Tree Die Set, Scalloped Circle Frame Set, Practically Square Frame Set, Garden Gateway Die Set, Garden Wreath Die Set. They fit with all of our products, so don't miss on them!




We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new all-in-one stencil called A Walk in the Park - 6x6 Stencil.


 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15
(*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)
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I have two cards to share with you today, both using the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms stamp set. For my first card, I started by stamping and fussy cutting several of the images from the set. I then colored them with Copic markers very simply.

I stamped the large Hugs sentiment, also from the Cherry Blossoms set onto a piece of patterned paper from the new Sweater Weather 6x6 collection.



For my second card, I once again, stamped and fussy cut a few of the images from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set. I added color to just the stems and branches and left the rest blank as I didn't want any coloring here to compete with the fun and colorful patterned paper I used, again from the Sweater Weather collection.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

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And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Fall inspiration!

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