Christmas Shaker Tags

Hi Whimsy friends, it's Iris here! Today I want to share a set of Christmas Shaker Tags. This was one of my projects from the class I was teaching at the Whimsy Craft Retreat early October.

To create the tags I used the largest of the Stitched Tag dies and the smallest die from the Handstitched Nested RectanglesInstead of foam tape I cut a tag frame from fun foam and adhered it with score tape. I used the  Oh What Fun clear set and matching Oh What Fun dies to create the stamped elements and sentiments. Coloring was done with Copics.
I also glued some sequins from the filling to the tag background. This way if the tags are standing upright they are not all falling down to the bottom of the tag. There will always be some visible through the shaker window.

Here are the Whimsy Products I used:

Oh What Fun   Oh What Fun Die Set   Stitched Tag Dies 
Hand Stitched Nested RectanglesSentiment Banner Dies   

Thanks for stopping by today!


Hot Chocolate Honey

HI, Céline here to share with you my latest Whimsy stamps card.

Today I chose Hot Chocolate Honey by Kirsten Winkelbauer

It's a really easy card.
My card base is a 14x14 cm square, I've added a bordure and cut my image with a circle dies.

I've colored  my image with copics :
Skin: E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21
Hair : E33, YR65, 21, 82, 31
Outfit : R56, 46, 29, 27, 24
Chocolate : R29, 27, 24, RV00, C1, E23, B01, 00, 000

*NEW Hot Chocolate Honey

Kitten Kindness Coloring Tutorial by Melissa

Hi everyone! Melissa here to share with you a simple coloring tutorial for these sweet kitties from Whimsy Stamps by Lee Holland called Kitten Kindness.  I wanted to show you a few coloring techniques for coloring fur.  Three to be exact; tiger stripes, calico and textured fur.  Any of these can be used on other animals too.  A number of these techniques you might already know, but I do give you a few hints how to have the best outcome.

You will need a few coloring tools.  If you are an alcohol marker user, pick two to three colors of the same color family for each technique as well as some alcohol such as Colorless Blender from Copic.  If you use colored pencils I would pick two to three colors for each technique as well and gamsol or some other blender solution.

I did want to include a list of colors used for the fur:
Gray/Blacks:  C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Browns:  E70, E71, E74
Orange:  YR12, YR15, YR18

In the beginning of the video I show you how I use acetate to place my rubber stamps.  Often it's hard to see the correct position.  I did not include that after having the correct placement on the acetate to go ahead and stamp on the paper.  Then I do the sentiment the same.

Please make sure to like the video and follow my YouTube channel as I'll be doing more Whimsy Stamp tutorials in the future.

Whimsy Products Used:

Faux Chipboard and Christmas Sparkle

Hi Everyone! 
I am pleased to be back with another Whimsy inspiration post and video for you.  This week I am using an October release die alongside the snowflake set we used last month over on my blog Hedgehog Hollow!

Let's look at today's project...
I love this two-part die that adds snow capping to the letters. I also really like this technique to create extra dimension to your cards, I created my own chipboard effect letters!  The red embossing adds a great pop and so much sparkle form the WOW! embossing powder! Let's look at the tutorial...

I love making multiple cards with the same supplies and showing you new ways to mix it up too!

Happy Stamping!

Monthly Inspiration from Alanna -- 3 cards with Abstract Christmas

Hi friends. I have three cards to share with you today, all using the super fun Abstract Christmas stamp set from Whimsy Stamps that was recently released.

For my first card, I created my background using some various colors of Distress Inks that I smooshed into some water color card stock.  I then stamped and heat embossed the Christmas tree and the sentiment with some silver embossing powder.

For my second card, I did the same thing except this time with some various blue inks with some gold embossing powder. I also rubbed my Versamark ink pad down the edge of a white piece of card stock and then coated it with the same gold embossing powder.

For my last card, I thought it would be fun to heat emboss the image onto some black card stock. I then took some metallic water colors and added just a touch to some of the circles in the tree. I also added heat embossing to the edges of my panel like I did in the card above.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards today. Thanks for dropping by. Crafty hugs!

'Wishlist' Christmas Card & Whimsy Challenge

Hi! It's my turn to post on the blog today and I thought I would remind you all of the monthly Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Our Whimsy topic as always is a nice easy one,

Anything Goes 

Remember, you must use a Whimsy product on your challenge creation to be included in the prize draw. Don't have anything Whimsy yet? No problem! You can go to the Whimsy Store and get your own digital image or paper from Whimsy as our FREE GIFT! Just follow this LINK!

Also, your entry doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects!

You have until the 12th of December to submit your entry, 
and the winner will be announced on the 14th.

If you don't have a blog, you can pop into the Facebook page to share your creations.

Anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please remember no more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

I used this adorable rubber stamp from Sylvia Zet - Wishlist.

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.

I cut out some tags using the Stitched Tag dies and the window frame using a die from the Shaker Builder - Sweetest Birthday set. I used some vellum behind the frame to give it a more muted effect to the paper behind. 

The sentiment is a new chipboard element from Whimsy Stamps - Christmas Adapt-a-words chipboard. These are super light and can be colored easily with pens.
The papers are from my stash, and I used white and black gel pens to add some stitching details.
I used some twine and bells to wrap around the frame and some enamel dots from the Christmas Cheer collection.




Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 

I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting x

Penguin Birthday - with Special Guest Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here and I am back with my second card as a guest for Whimsy Stamps. Today I am using the Penguin Birthday set, as well as the Everyday MiniSentiments set. Whimsy Stamps has lots of cute penguins for nearly every occasion anytime of the year...not just for the winter holidays.

I started off by stamping the penguin on to a piece of white cardstock that was cut using a stitched rectangle die. I then stamped the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment at the top, from the Everyday Mini Sentiments set. The panel was coloured using Copic Markers. It is a little difficult to see in the photos but I added colourless blender dots to the background to help with the birthday celebration theme.

The image panel was simply adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape and then I added some shimmer to the present ribbon, hat and balloon with Wink of Stella. I also added Crystal Glaze to the balloon. Thanks so much for visiting the Whimsy Stamps Blog today and a big thank you goes to Denise, Deb and the team for having me guest with them. Have a great day!

Be sure to visit Michelle at:
Instagram: @thecardgrotto

Everyday Mini Sentiments  Penguin Birthday  

Penguin Loves Bunny - with Special Guest Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be guest designing for Whimsy Stamps this month. My card today uses the super adorable Penguin Loves Bunny stampset, along with the Everyday Mini Sentiments set.

 I started off by stamping the Penguin loves Bunny image on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The penguin and bunny were then coloured using Copic Markers. I fussy cut them out using scissors. I took a panel of white cardstock and cut this using a pierced square die. I sprayed on Blush Shimmer Spritz and set this aside to dry.

Once dry, I stamped the ‘hugs’ sentiment from the Everyday Mini Sentiments Set on to the panel with Archival Ink. This piece was added to a square card base with foam tape and then the image added on top with more foam tape. A simple card but I love that the focus is on the adorable image. Thanks so much for popping by today! 

Be sure to visit Michelle at:
Instagram: @thecardgrotto

Penguin Loves Bunny  Everyday Mini Sentiments

Abstract Christmas by Deb Davis

I'm loving this Abstract Christmas tree stamp and all the sentiments it has with it.  
There are countless combinations of holiday sayings you can create with this set.

I stamped the tree onto watercolor paper with versmark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using SU! reinkers I squeezed out a couple drops each of regal rose, gumball green and so saffron onto a palette to have them ready to go.  Then I spritzed the paper with plain water from a spray bottle and got it pretty wet.  Then I dipped a wet paint brush into one of the reinker colors and just touched it to the paper letting the ink float to wherever it wanted to.  Then did the same with the two other colors.  Once it was dry I hand cut the tree which was super easy to do because of the straight lines on this image 

I stamped the sentiment that I wanted and cut each word out individually popping them up with foam tape.  The tree is also on foam tape.  To complete the card I added a bakers twin bow and a few sequins, then mounted it onto a pretty in pink card base.

All it took was ONE stamp set and a couple accessories (that you probably already have) to make this pretty pink Christmas card.
Head over to my blog and say hello sometime :)

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,

Abstract Christmas

Sledding Time!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am loving this new image
Sledding Time! How fun to these two look like they are having!
A bit of the clean and simple look again. But this image just screamed to be moving down the hill side all on its own. I used copics to give the idea of a snowy hill. Then colored the image with copics (colors below) and then added some snow shimmer paint for a little build up of snow. Some doodling around the edge and then Whimsy Stamps die celebrate which can be found in a set of three dies HERE
Copic colors used -
There are so many wonderful fun images and crafty items to be found in this months release at Whimsy Stamps. You can see them all HERE.
And to see all the new images in use make sure to follow the Whimsy Stamps Blog - HERE LOTS of inspiration!
Have a wonderfully blessed day -

Penguin Gift

Hello, again, Whimsy fans!  It's Andrea back with you today to share a Christmas card featuring the adorable Penguin Gift by Lee Holland. 

Isn't he just the cutest?!  I stamped him onto Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored him with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  The sky was watercolored with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  Once everything was dry, I added some details with a white gel pen and a glitter gel pen.  

To frame that little guy, I die-cut a circle from an A2-sized piece of white cardstock.  That gorgeous sentiment is from the November CAS set.  I stamped it with Versamark and heat-embossed it in gold.  After backing the panel with foam tape, I popped it over my colored image and adhered both to a white card.

Using the Snowflake Dies, I die-cut a vellum snowflake and brushed on some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay.  Some clear sequins finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Penguin Gift
Snowflakes Dies