2 cards for Whimsy Stamps

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Welcome friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. I have two cards to share with you today featuring products from Whimsy Stamps.

For my first card, I did a bit of stamping and masking over an ink blended background with some clouds using the  Fly By stamp set that was released earlier this year. I just adore the font of the sentiments included in the set along with the cute kite strings with the hearts.

I did just a bit of simple Copic coloring, stamped my sentiment and then popped my panel up with some foam tape. Some clear sequins finish off the card.


For my second card, I started by blending some brown ink over the Farmhouse Basket stencil. I lifted the stencil up a couple of times to add some variation to the pattern.

I then stamped one of the wreath images from the Farmhouse Wreaths stamp set and again, did just a bit of simple Copic coloring with various shades of green markers.

I stamped the sentiment onto some Kraft card stock and then rounded the corners and this card is complete.



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Hello for LDRS Creative

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hi friends. I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here lately. Life is crazy busy with end of school year shenanigans, my daughter's upcoming graduation and a slew of other things going on.  But I'm back today and I'm thrilled to let you all know that I've joined the design team for LDRS Creative. A big shout out to Angie and Stephanie for the invitation.

One of my favorite things about LDRS Creative is all the great and different styles that they have to offer. There are fun larger images for those who love to color and for those who prefer a more CAS card look, there are a lot of great stamps and dies for that too. And I love that some stamps are offered in cling rubber and some are offered in photo polymer. There literally is something for everyone.


For my project today, I am using the gorgeous Daisy Daisy stamp set and coordinating die collection. I love that the stamps and dies come together as it makes my life so much easier.  I'm also going to be using the beautiful Hello Word die for my sentiment.  Here is a photo of all the great products I used on my card today. 


For my card, I first stamped out a couple of the large daisy images and three leaves using the Raven Hybrid ink from LDRS Creative. I have to tell you how crisp and black this ink coverage is - AMAZING! I colored them with my alcohol markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


I then got to work on my card base by blending on some green ink onto just a portion of the background. I then got to work on die cutting the hello die. I just love the little flower details that are included in this die cut. You can choose to poke out the little centers in each flower but I chose to just leave them as is. I stacked three die cuts together for a nice dimensional sentiment. 



I added my flowers and leaves to the card base, popping up one of the flowers with just a bit of dimension. I added the sentiment in the lower right corner, added some matching gems and rounded the bottom corners. And that's all there is to it for this card.  

I have to say again how fun it was working with these great products and I can't wait to create more with all the fun styles that LDRS Creative has to offer.



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2 Stenciled Cards for Whimsy Stamps

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hi friends. I have two cards to share with you today using fun products from Whimsy Stamps. For both cards, I am using the Dotted Rounds stencil and the Brush Script Uppercase Alphabet set of dies.

For my first card, I added some white embossing paste over the Dotted Rounds stencil onto some black card stock. I absolutely love the way this looks on the dark card stock.

After my panel was dry, I used the Brush Script Uppercase Alphabet dies and spelled out the word Hugs. I die cut each letter 3 times to stack them up for a more substantial sentiment. And that's it for this card.

And as a side note - these dies are currently on sale for only $11.99 - WOW!  And if that weren't enough, there's also the Brush Script Lowercase Alphabet, also on sale for $11.99.


For my second card, I added some glitter paste over the same Dotted Rounds stencil. There's a lot of shine and sparkle to the paste. I used the same dies as above and spelled out the word Friend. On this card, I rounded the panels of my card panel and then added some enamel dots to finish off the card.


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!


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Whimsy Stamps May 2018 Release - Day 5

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Happy Saturday friends. I hope you are having a great day so far. I'm back today with a fun shaker card using some more new products from the latest release over at Whimsy Stamps.

I started by die cutting some woodgrain card stock with the two largest dies from the new Card Builder Windows die set taped together to form a frame. I love the stitching details these dies add. And the woodgrain card stock adds such nice texture.

I also ran these dies through my Big Shot 5 more times with plain white card stock so I could build up my frame without having to use foam tape.

I pulled out the new Beaded Curtain stencil and blended on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink over top of it onto the smaller inside panel.  

I then reached for the older but still favorite Flight of the Butterflies stamp set and used the VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink pad to stamp both the butterflies and the sentiment. You guys, this ink is absolutely amazing. This was my first time using it and I am in love. The coverage is amazing. I did have to stamp my image a few times since I was stamping over the texture of the woodgrain card stock but again, I am in love!

I added some acetate and flat sequins and my shaker card is complete. Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 


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Whimsy Stamps May 2018 Release - Day 4

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hi friends. I'm back today with a card featuring a few new products from the May 2018 Whimsy Stamps release.

For my card, I started by stamping this cute little panda from the Panda Hair Don't Care set. I colored him quickly with some Copic markers and then die cut the panel using the new Basic Stitched Oval dies. Don't mind my messy coloring. I realized as I was trying to blend out my light grays into the white that my colorless Blender Copic was empty so I couldn't get a good transition. :( Off to order some more of that now. 

I stamped the large Burlap rubber background onto a piece of light grey card stock. I love the subtle texture this stamp gives.  A heat embossed sentiment along with some Nuvo Drops and a touch of patterned paper finishes off the card.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card featuring products from the new release. Until then, crafty hugs!


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May 2018 Whimsy Stamps Release

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hi friends. Today is day 1 of release week over at Whimsy Stamps. All the new products are available now {CLICK HERE} or you can click on the individual pictures below. There are so many great products being released this month and there is a whole lot of inspiration over on the Whimsy Stamps blog each day for the next 5 days.

I will be back later this week with a few card projects using some of the new goodies. Until then, happy shopping!


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Just Because with Altenew

Friday, April 27, 2018

I was recently asked to teach a card class for our women's group at church and this is one of the cards I came up with. 

I love all the layered floral stamp sets from Altenew and this Build-a-Flower Chrysanthemum is near the top of my list.

I started by stamping each of the layers of both the flower and the leaf and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out. The sentiment is from another Altenew set.

I added the elements to my card and then trimmed down the right side just a bit so that my card would still fit into a regular A2 envelope. Rounded corners finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!



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