A Slimline Shaker Card for Whimsy Stamps

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hi friends. I hope your week is off to a great start.  My card today features only dies from Whimsy Stamps along with some gorgeous foil.

I started by die cutting some Therm O Web Toner sheets from the Slimline Scallop die. I then ran it through my Minc machine using the Summer Rainbow foil.

I added this to a piece of black card stock and then added this to my card base.  I then got to work on my heart shaker wells.

I used two of the dies from the Primitive Shaker Shapes die collection. I die cut three of the larger hearts with white card stock and then die cut three more hearts with the largest heart, although, this time, I ran it through with the smaller heart nested inside.  

I used acetate and this foam tape that Whimsy Stamps sells to create my shaker hearts.  I love this foam tape as it is very narrow and also super thick. There is no need to double it up.
Here's a look that shows you the great dimension these give.

I couldn't come up with a great place for a sentiment so I just left it off.
Thanks for stopping by today. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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A Valentine's Hello

Friday, February 14, 2020

Hi friends and happy Valentine's Day to each of you. :) I appreciate you stopping by today.  For my card today, I am playing with some fun products from Memory Box and Impression Obsession.

I started by taking the Painted Hearts background image from Impression Obsession and stamped it on a piece of white card stock using my Misti so that I could double, even triple stamp it.  I stamped it using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.

I die cut this panel using the largest die in the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection from Whimsy Stamps.  The heart die cut is the Pinpoint Leaf Heart die from Memory Box.  I love the fun stitching detail it provides inside the heart.  

The hello die cut sentiment is from an older MFT set. I added the die cut heat to my card panel with some foam tape and then added the sentiment on top of that.  I finished off the card with some Tree Hugger Wooden Hearts from Honey Bee Stamps which I thought were the perfect embellishment for this card.


I hope you all have an amazing day. Thanks for the visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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XOXO with Reverse Confetti

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hi friends and happy Wednesday. I am back today with a fun card featuring stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti.

I started by taking a piece of white card stock and did some ink blending on it with the Cracked Pistachio Distress ink. I then sprayed a bit of water on my panel for added interest.

Once it was dry, I took the Circle of Hearts die from Reverse Confetti and die cut it.  I love this die cut in that not only do you get the fun die cut panel but you are left with a bunch of small hearts that you could use in a shaker card or other projects.

I stamped the XOXO sentiment which is from the All the Love set and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I alos die cut the letters two more times and then I stacked everything together. This allows my stamped and die cut sentiment to stnad out more against the background.

I adhered my panel to a top folding kraft card base. Lastly, I added some light blue gems to my card.


Thanks for visiting today. I truly appreciate it.  Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Creating my own Cover Plate Die with Whimsy Stamps

Monday, February 10, 2020

Hi friends and welcome back to my blog. I have a fun card to share with you today where I took two single dies and made my own die cut background with them by doing lots of die cutting. All the stamps and dies I am using today are from Whimsy Stamps.

I do love a good A2 sized background die but those can get pricy. Here is a way to create a similar look but at a fraction of the price.

For my card, I started by taking a piece of white card stock along with two of the individual heart dies from the brand new Primitive Shaker Shapes die collection from the brand new February release at Whimsy Stamps and positioned them on my card panel close together and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I then continued to do this until my whole panel was die cut. 

I sat this aside while I got to work on the actual card base.  I took the Gingham Background set from and stamped it directly onto my card base which was made out of light grey card stock. I used my Misti to make sure I would get a good impression.  

I then took the You're my Favorite set and stamped my sentiments onto a piece of light grey card stock.  I die cut it with one of the dies from the Pierced & Stitched Circle dies.

I decided to also stamp a few hearts onto this circle to help fill in some of the space.  I added my die cut panel to my stamped card base and then added my sentiment circle with some foam tape. I rounded the bottom corners to help soften the feel of everything and this card is done.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



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Fresh Friday Feature for Whimsy Stamps

Friday, February 7, 2020

Hi friends. I have a fun card to share with you today for a new feature over at the Whimsy Stamps blog, Fresh Friday. We will be revisiting some older products. Click here for the fun blog post on the Whimsy Stamps blog with all the details. You can also click here to see the 6 products that will be featured this Friday and next.


For my card today, I started by taking the Brick Pattern Stencil and blending on 3 different shades of pink ink going from light to dark. For my ink blending, I used the new Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush. I am in love with this tool. 

I then took the straight stitched die from the Stitched Border Trio dies and ran it through my die cutting machine on either side of my stenciled background for added interest. I also added some water droplets to my background.

I then took a piece of white card stock and blended on some Hickory Smoke Distress ink to resemble a sidewalk. I then die cut it using another one of the dies from the Stitched Border Trio dies.

I then got to work by stamping some of the images from the super cute Hugs Bunny set.  I just love the two bunnies hugging. I colored them in with Copic markers and then cut them out.

I figured out where I wanted my sentiment to go, which is also from the Hugs Bunny set, and stamped it with black ink onto my stenciled background.

I added my images and then decided the card needed just a little something extra so I took the heart trio image from the Hugs Bunny set and colored them in with a light pink Copic marker. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have an amazing day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



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Rainbow Hugs for Whimsy Stamps

Monday, February 3, 2020

Hi friends. I am back again today with another card share featuring a fun new set from the latest Whimsy Stamps release, Graffiti Girl.  This little girl in the set  is so busy painting and I love all the fun words with the paint drips in the set.

I thought it would be fun to pair this set with the previously released Artist Toolkit set.

For my card, I used my Misti for the stamping of the hugs sentiment from the Graffiti Girl set.  I placed the sentiment once in my Misti in the middle of my card panel and then just moved my card stock down in my Misti. This way, my stamping was evenly aligned between the left and right sides.

I added a bit of simple coloring to the sentiments with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used two shades per color.

I trimmed this down and added it so a piece of black card stock. I then stamped a couple of the paintbrushes and paint tube from the Artist Toolkit set and colored them real quickly.

I hope you've been inspired today. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Whimsy Stamps February Release Day 1

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hi friends. This is my second post today. Scroll down for my post for the Turner Syndrome Blog Hop.

Another new release just hit the store at Whimsy Stamps and I am playing with the super adorable Goth Doll Boy set today along with the new Connected Rectangle Frame die.  I've also paired these items with the newer Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection that was released a couple of months ago.

I started by stamping one of the cute images from the Goth Doll Boy set onto a piece of white card stock. I then colored the image in with my Copic markers. I then die cut this panel using the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set.

I then die cut the Connected Rectangle Frame die 3 times and layered them on top of each other for a more substantial look. I added this over top of my stamped image for some added interest.  I matted my card front onto a piece of black card stock and then added it all to a top folding light grey card base.

I then realized I had forgotten about a sentiment. I took one of the sentiments from the Penguin Poop set and stamped it onto a piece of light grey card stock, trimmed it down and added it at the bottom of the frame.

Thanks for your visit. Much appreciated!


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