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STAMptember 2020 | Whimsy Stamps Happy Pugmas

Hey crafty friends, I am so excited to participate in the 2020 STAMptember with Simons Says Stamp. Whimsy Stamps is collaborating with Simon Says Stamp to bring you Happy Pugmas Clear Stamp. The stamp set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and will not be restocked, once it is sold out!

 

 

These silly little pugs are perfect for those Christmas cards for that “One Friend” we all have. I created two cards featuring all of the images from this stamp set.

 

Whimsy Stamps Happy Pugmas

 

For the first card, I ink blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Blueprint Sketch. I spritzed some water across the panel and blotted it dry. Next, I splattered some diluted acrylic paint and left the panel to dry.

Using the Slimline Waves Die, I die cut a piece of white cardstock to create the snowy hills. To finish this card, I stamped out the sentiment with black Versafine Onyx Ink, added black embossing powder, and added the images to an 8.50” by 3.50” slimline card.

 

Whimsy Stamps Pugmas

 

For the second card, I ink blended a panel of white smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch at the top. I added a little sparkle with the Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel by Therm O Web over the top of Twinkle Stencil.

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it down and adhered it to a matted card base. Using the Kinetic Straight Waves Die set, I die cut two snowy hills and adhered them to the background panel.

I finished the card by adhering the three silly Pugs to the center of the card and adding the white embossed sentiment at the top.

 

I encourage you to head on over to Simon Says Stamp to purchase this exclusive stamp set while supplies last. The Happy Pugmas Stamp set is available as a single stamp or as a bundle with the coordinating die. Visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog for more inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges 

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday | Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | Crafts Galore Challenge | Crafty Animals | Classic Designs | Creative Crafters | Dare2BArtz |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Halloween Shaker Card | Whimsy Stamps Gnome Witch

Hey there crafty friends, I am on the Whimsy Stamps Channel with a fun Halloween shaker card featuring the newly released Gnome Witch Red Rubber Stamp, Slimline Wobbly Window Die, and Vampire Paper Pack.

 

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Witch

 

To begin this card, I stamped out the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in this little witch and her cat with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Witch Skin: G17, YG09, YG06, YG11, YG00
Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Outfit: BV08, V17, V04, V01, Y38, Y19
Undercoat: N7, N5, N3, N1
Cat: N7, N5, N3, N1, N0
Broom: E29, E27, E25, E23

 

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Witch

 

After coloring my images, I used the ScanNCut to cut them out, and then I set them aside to work on the background.

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Black Sooth onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. This is my slimline background and I trimmed this panel down to 8.50” by 3.50” to fit just slightly larger than the slimline die.

I created the shaker window with foam strip adhesive and foam tape, added the sequence, and popped on my images to finish this card off.

I have a video tutorial of this card sharing the coloring and how I created the shaker card on the Whimsy Stamps Channel.

 

 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card entered in the following challenges 

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Sounds of Halloween Video Hop | Whimsy Stamps Spooky Kitties

Welcome to my stop on the Whimsy Stamps’ Sounds of Halloween Video Hop featuring the Whimsy Stamps’ Spooky Kitties Clear Stamp Set. This video is in collaboration with EZ Sounds Module from Invite By Voice Sound 

Whimsy Stamps Spooky Kitties

The hardest part of recording the sound onto the module is finding the right sound for the card you will make. For my card, I wanted a witchy voice wishing Happy Halloween.

To begin my card, I created a card base by taking a 8.50″ by 11.50″ piece of cardstock and scoring the lengthwise panel at 3.75” at the first score line and 7.50” at the second scoreline. I created a second card base and combined the two together.

The images I used are from the newly released Spooky Kitties stamp set and I used my Copic Markers to color them in.

Copic Markers Combination

Cat: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1

For the background, I blended Distress ink in Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot over the slimline panel. I also blended Evergreen Bough, Black Soot, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink for the grassy hills.

Whimsy Stamps Spooky Kitties

Once all of the images and background elements adhered to the front panel, I began working on adding the sound module to the inside of the card.

The video linked below shows the detailed step-by-step tutorial of creating this card. The giveaway information can be found in the video description on YouTube and how to enter. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

 

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Whimsy Stamps Foolish Mortals and Spooks and Spells | Halloween Video Hop | GIVEAWAY

Hey there, I am so excited to join all of the lovely and talented crafters for a fun Halloween Video Hop organized by Crafter’s Video Collaborations Group.

Hop along with us as we inspire you with an array of Halloween projects for the upcoming season. Some channels along the way are offering a giveaway for the hoppers. On my channel, there is a giveaway so hop on to the video for all of the details.

 

Whimsy Stamps Foolish Mortals

To create my cutesy Halloween card, I used Spooks and Spells Stamp, Foolish Mortals Word Die, and I even brought in an older release stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

I began by placing a mask for the glowing moon at the top of my panel and ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserve, and Chipped Sapphire.

Next, I created some water spatters followed by black and white spatters using diluted acrylic paint. I removed the mask right away so that the ink on the mask does not seep into the cardstock below, and left the panel to completely dry.

 

Whimsy Stamps Foolish Mortals

While the background was drying, I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Bat: N9, N7, N5, N3, B000, B0000, R22, R30
Moon: C1, C0, C00, Blender

I created the background by stamping the spooky scene from the Halloween Scream Clear Stamp set onto the ink blended background and began arranging the rest of my elements.

Whimsy Stamps Foolish Mortals

For the word die, I used black cardstock to die cut several pieces and then stacked them together to create a dimensional sentiment and added it to my card. I adhered the bat with foam adhesive across the moon and finished my card by attaching it to a piece of black cardstock onto a white card base.

Follow the link to my channel and see how I created this card and while you are there check out the details for entering my giveaway. 

 

 

Good luck with your entry and as always thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Whimsy Stamps Aussie Friends | Angled Z-Fold Card

Hello everyone, I have a fun angled Z-Fold card to share with you featuring the newly released Aussie Friends Stamp set by Whimsy Stamps.

This was a technical card, at least for me because it required precise measuring. But in the end, I love the end result of this card and I would change a couple of things when I make this style of the card again.

Whimsy Stamps Aussie Friends

I began the card by cutting the cardstock by measurements I found at another card maker’s blog post, here and modified them slightly.

Copic Markers Combination

Kangaroo: E27, E25, E23, E31, E30, R22, R20
Koala: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R22, R20
Wombat: E77, E74, E71, E70
Tree E29, E57, E23, E30
Leaves G28, YG17, YG06, YG00

 

Whimsy Stamps Aussie Friends

 

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide ink on the entire front of the panel and partially on one of the back panels. Using Squeezed Lemonade at the bottom, Ripe Persimmons, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire at the top to create this colorful background.

I finished the card by adding the images, small grassy hill border, and lined the back of the panel with black cardstock. I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Copic Markers on the Whimsy Stamps Channel.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

September TCP Tuesday Challenge #372 |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes | Grads of Team Tiny Fall Video Hop | #gradsofteamtinyfall

Good morning everyone and welcome to my stop on the #gradsofteamtinyfall video hop. I created a fun fall-inspired scene card featuring Gerda Steiner Designs’ Foxes stamp.

Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes

To begin the card, I started by creating a stenciled cloudy sky background. I used the Heffy Doodle Cloudy Skies Stencil and ink blended the fluffy clouds using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. What I absolutely love about this stencil is that you can slide your cardstock into the cutout part of the stencil and ink blend.

Next, I worked on the grassy hill by ink blending Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink then die cutting this panel using Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die.

Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes

I stamped all of the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock, colored in using Copic Markers, and using the ScanNCut to cut the images out.

Copic Markers Combination

Foxes: E19, YR18, YR15, Y17, W7, W5, W3, E55, E53, E50
Wreath: R39, R27, R14, G09, YG05, YG01, Y06, Y00, E29, E27, E25, E23, E44, E43, E40
Toadstool: YR15, R29, R24, White Gel Pen

For the background, I trimmed the ink blended panel down to mat it to a piece of brown cardstock embossed with the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrop.

Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes

Finally, I added my images with fun foam adhesive and finished the card with a sentiment stamped and white heat embossed onto a piece of the same brown cardstock.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Copic Markers. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card entered in the following challenges 

Gerda Steiner Share your Designs 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Bugaboo Stamps Pirate Bear | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Our amazing and exclusive sponsor for this month is Bugaboo Stamps with their fun and quirky digital stamps. I used the Pirate Bear Digi stamp to create the pirate-inspired birthday card.

Bugaboo Stamps Pirate Bear

After printing the digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock, I used my Copic Markers to color in this little bear and then cut the image with my ScanNCut.

Copic Coloring Combination

Bear: E59, E57, E55, E53, R20, R30
Shirt/Headband: R59, R27, R24, R22, Blender
Eye Patch: C9, C7, C5, C3

The background scene was created by ink blending and layering scenic dies cuts. For the sunset, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using a stitched rectangle die, then applied Distress Ink.

Bugaboo Stamps Pirate Bear

I started with Squeezed Lemonade over the entire panel. Next, I added Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Candied Apple, with each color adding slightly less than the previous. Finally, I used the Ray of Light Stencils and pounced the Squeezed Lemonade across the panel.

To complete my beach scene, I added a die-cut wave, which I ink blended with Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo to finish off the beach hill, and Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo for the palm tree.

To finish this card, I stamped out a sentiment directly onto the panel using dark, black ink to contrast the bright background.

Be sure to visit our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and join us by entering our challenge on Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Whimsy Stamps Haunted Word Die and Haunted Paper Pack Halloween Card

Good morning everyone, we are slowly approaching Halloween season and Whimsy Stamps’ new release features a ton of fun and new Halloween themed stamps, dies, and papers.

Whimsy Stamps Haunted Paper and Haunted Word Die

For my card today, I used a scenic pattern paper from the newly released Haunted Paper Pack. I added the Haunted Word Die set and the Ghosts from the Boo Die set to complete this easy Halloween inspired card.

Scene cards are my absolute favorite of all card designs to create. While I enjoy coloring, having a few die-cut images and scenic pattern papers allows me to quickly put together those last-minute cards I may need.

I encourage you to head on over to Whimsy Stamps and see the entire new release. Also, be sure to stop by the Whimsy Stamps Blog and see all of the amazing projects the entire design team created with this new release.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Scrapping For Less Flavor Of The Month August 2020 Kit | 6 Card from 1 Kit

Hi crafty friends, I am so excited to be a guest designer on the Scrapping For Less blog using the Flavor of the Month Card Kit for August 2020 called Bubbles Galore.

 

Bubbles! Who doesn’t love playing with bubbles? Some may think they are for children put take out a bottle of bubbles and just see how many people would love to chase one down or wait for it to land on your finger so you can pop it! This month’s kit is all about bubbles of all kinds…so grab a bottle of bubbles or go soak in a bubble bath and hop along as you see what the Design Team and guest designer have to share! You can find this month’s kits under the Card Kits tab on the home page of the website. Make sure you also enter our Raffle copter for a chance to win a prize.

 

I made six cards from the four collections but there was plenty more to go, I just needed more time! Isn’t that something that we all need???!!!

On most of the cards, I began with a sketch design from my collections of card sketches but, the beauty of card sketches is that you can follow it exactly or use it as a jumping-off point and see where the design takes you.

I am also a bit of a paper hoarder and I die cut out the centers of the pattern papers that would be covered up by another piece. Who wants to waste all of the glorious pattern paper??

I tried to incorporate most of the elements of the kit for inspiration, but not over-do each card with embellishments. I really wanted the image and the pattern paper to stand out on each card.

My two favorite stamps from this kit are the Rubber Duckie from the Bubbles in the Tub stamp and the Chicken from the Blowing Bubble stamp, both by Scrapping For Less and I made a total four cards with just those two stamps.

This card kit, perfectly fit my design aesthetic and I am beyond grateful to have been asked to be a guest designer for this months’ Flavor of the Month Card Kit.

I encourage you to follow along on the Hop to

Stacy at https://www.craftaholicmomma.com

and stop by the Scrapping For Less Blog and Rafflecopter for more inspiration and a chance to win an amazing prize.

 

 

I have a video tutorial of these cards where I share the process of creating these cards. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


 

 

Whimsy Stamps’ Slimline Dies Video Hop | Sugar Skull Cuties and Slimline Marquee Die

Hi everyone, welcome to my stop on the Whimsy Stamps’ Slimline Dies Video Hop. Did you know that Whimsy Stamps is the innovator of slimline dies, having been the first company to manufacture and introduce dies designed to help you create those increasingly-popular, slimline cards?

To celebrate that achievement, we are having a Video Hop and an Instagram Hop and giving one lucky follower a $25 gift certificate to the store.

For my card, I created a Dia De Muertos inspired card featuring the newly released Sugar Skull Cuties and the Slimline Marquee Die.

Sugar Skull Cuties and Slimline Marquee Die

This card is all about the ink blending combined with the stunning die and those adorable images. I applied Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserve Distress Ink across an 8.5 by 3.5 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. I added black and white splatters to the background with watered down acrylic paint.

Copic Markers Combination

Lady in Blue
Hair: N9, N7, N5, N3
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Face: C3, C1, C00, B26, B24, B21, V05, BG18
Flowers: V05, V06, YR04, YR20
Dress: B26, B24, B21
Bucket: N9, N7, N5, N3
Shoes: N9, N7, N5, N3

Lady in Purple
Hair: E29, E18, E15, E13
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Face: C3, C1, C0
Flowers: BG49, BG45, BG53
Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01

Flowers
Pink: RV69, RV66, RV55, RV52
Purple: V09, V06, V04, V01
Teal: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG10
Yellow: Y19, Y15, Y11
Orange: YR04, YR20
Leaves: YG06, YG00

Once the background was dry, I adhered the Slimline Marquee die-cut popped up on foam adhesive and finished this card by adding all of the images.

Whimsy Stamps Sugar Skull Cuties and Slimline Marquee Die

Please head on over to my channel and leave a comment on this video to be entered into the giveaway. While there, continue on through the hop and be inspired by the rest of the design team.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamps Challenge | The Cat Pajama’s Challenge | Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Digi Choosday Challenge | Cute Card Thursday | Through the Craftroom Door | Colour Crazy Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!