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A Halloween Shaker

This new zombie frame stamp from Whimsy Stamps new release is perfect to frame a full Halloween shaker card!

1013-halloween shaker

I used a few new Whimsy Stamps products for my shaker:

I created a 5 x 6 1/2 card base which is great for a shaker to fit into the size A7 envelopes.

1013-halloween shaker side

I first created the top by die cutting the black frame by using the negative from my die cut.  It was the perfect size to fit my black heat embossed zombie frame acetate sheet into!

I set this aside while I created the base by inking smooth cardstock with ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin & dried marigold.  I then stamped the sentiment in versafine.

1013-halloween shaker close up

Next, I put the shaker card together by adding lots of gems and spiders from the creepy sparkletz pack directly onto the center of the orange, making sure to spread them out and face them upwards.  I then doubled the foam tape to make it super open for my thick gems to move and adhered the acetate on top.

To finish the card, I added the moon & clouds and the adorable black kitty.  I love that this black kitty is a solid stamp, so no coloring required!  I added some black flock (which I have tons of, don’t you?!) to make her fuzzy!

Copic markers used:

  • moon & clouds-Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00, C00 & 0

If you still haven’t seen the amazing new release it is chock full of Halloween and Christmas!

And…we are celebrating 31 Nights of Halloween on the Whimsy blog this month with prizes almost daily, swing on over to see the fabulous creations by the Design Team!

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WS zombie frame background rubber stamp

Zombie Frame rubber stamp


WS got peepers stamp set

Got Peepers stamp set

WS peekaboo window 1 die

Peekaboo Window Die 1

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A Dr. Suess Christmas

This sweet new Ellie stamp reminded of Horton from Dr. Suess and so I had to go with some Dr. Suess colors for this card!

1006-dr. suess elephant

I used a few awesome Whimsy Stamps products for this card:

1006-dr. suess elephant side

To create my background, I first heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then inked the card at an angle using festive berries, worn lipstick & spun sugar.

I then added gold mousse over the polka dot stencil and set aside to dry.

1006-dr. suess elephant close up

While the mousse dried, I stamped adorable Ellie, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out and added sparkle and gold dots.

To finish off my card, I pop dotted Ellie and added a few green domes and white nuvo drops.

copic markers used:

  • Ellie-W5, W3, W1, W0, W00, R32, R30 & 0
  • Tree-BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10, E97, E95, Y38, Y35, Y32 & 0
  • Ornaments-R27, R24, R22, R21, R20 & 0

You can see the whole new October release here and if you haven’t been to the blog this month, we are having 31 Days of Halloween where the DT is sharing a new card each day!  Don’t forget to enter for the Grand Prize giveaway in the link at the end of my post!

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WS ellie question rubber stamp

Ellie Question rubber stamp

WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

WS polka dot stencil

Polka Dot Stencil

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Spooky Sweet Shaker!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  Whimsy Stamps is celebrating with a wonderful Halloween themed blog hop and YOU have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Whimsy store!

You should have come from Bev Rochester wonderful post and will be heading to Celine Passio after here!

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I am sharing a spooky sweet shaker card with you today using some of September’s release!

1005-spider shaker blog hop

The Whimsy Stamps products I used:

I begin my slimline cards by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fit perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

1005-spider shaker blog hop close up

I started the background by die trimming black cardstock and adhering to the card base.  I then die cut the slimline scallop twice, once using Bristol smooth and another through black velvet for the frames.

Next, I inked the slimline scallop with hickory smoke, dusty concord & milled lavender oxide inks.

To make the shaker windows, I die cut foam sheets with the scalloped frame three times, trimmed acetate and placed on one side of the frame and adhered the velvet frame on top.  I lined up where the frames would go with the metal slimline die and place the sparkletz in the middle of each window.  I then pop dotted the whole frame onto the front!

1005-spider shaker blog hop side

I finished up the card by die cutting the Happy Halloween multiple times, once with grey glitter paper and 3 more with thick white cardstock.  I then layered them to create a thick sentiment and glued to the card in between the windows.

Next, I stamped the spiderwebs and heat embossed in black on grey cardstock.  Then I stamped the spiders & hats, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I added these all pop dotted to the front.

Copic colors used:

  • spider hats-V09, V17, V15, V12, V000, V0000, C5, C3,C1 & C0

GIVEAWAY: leave a comment on all hop stops (list below) and one lucky winner will be randomly selected for a $25 gift certificate to the Whimsy store!  All comments must be left by midnight on Saturday, October 12th.

Also, if you haven’t been following we are having a bit of fun for the month of October on the Whimsy blog with 31 Days of Halloween!

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You can win prizes all month long on certain days, so make sure you are visiting each day!  The link to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway is at the bottom of my post!

Thank you for stopping by!



WS fuzzy spiders stamp set

Fuzzy Spiders stamp set

WS slimline scallop die

Slimline Scallop die

WS happy halloween word die

Happy Halloween word die

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Snowflake Kisses

It is release time at Whimsy Stamps and I am sharing my adorable winter card with you using some of the new release available now!

1001-snow toads

The new release products I used:

I must say that this card took me under 2 hours, which is a super fast card for me, and has a lot of wow factor!  I love when a card gives me both of these!

1001-snow toads side

For the background, I heat embossed the snowflake frame and sentiment in white and inked with peacock feathers, tumbled glass & shabby shutters.  I love this color combo, I really feel it pops the snowflakes beautifully!

1001-snow toads close up

Next, I stamped the frog and snowflake, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out, and added white pen accents and sparkle to the snowflake.

For my embellishments, I added the snowflakes, clear domes and gems all from the one pack of snow crystals sparkletz.

Copic markers used:

  • toad-YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00,YG0000, R32, R30, R24, R22 & 0
  • hat-BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10, C0, C00 & 0
  • snowflake-BG11, BG10 & 0

Take some time to go see all the new release here.

Thank you for visiting!



WS toadally snowy stamp set

Toadally Snowy stamp set

WS snowflake frame rubber stamp

Snowflake Frame rubber stamp

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Fa La La La Christmas Tags

I easily fell in love with these adorable Llamas from the September release and used them to create some fun Christmas tags!

0928-llama tags

The products I used from Whimsy Stamps:

0928-llama tags close up

I began by creating the tags using the circle dies and stamped them with the gingham pattern using pumice stone distress ink.  I then punched the holes using my ancient crop-a-dile, (I think we all still have one lying around) and threaded with some twine.

Next, I stamped the adorable llamas, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out & added a bit of shine.

0928-llama tags side

To finish the tags, I heat embossed the sentiments in black and colored with milled lavender oxide ink.

For the embellishments, I added some light purple clear domes.

I am loving these for use with kraft gift bags or kraft gift wrap for Christmas this year!

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WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

gingham background rubber stamp

Gingham Background rubber stamp

WS pierced and stitched circles die set

Pierced & Stitched Circle dies

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Let the Adventure Begin!

I went with a simple design for these adore adventurers to really let them stand out.

These cuties are from the Whimsy Stamps new September release, stop on in to see all the adorable new stamps and dies!

0915-adventure slim line

I used a few Whimsy Stamps products to create this card:

I always begin my slimline cards with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base and they fit perfectly into the size 9A envelopes!

0915-adventure slim line side

I used the leftover piece from creating my card base and inked the sides with scattered straw & dried marigold oxide inks.  I then heat embossed the adventure in black in the center.

Next, I stamped the adventurers in black memento ink, colored in copic markers, fussy cut out and added detail with a white pen.

0915-adventure slim line close up

To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiments in white on a stitched banner and pop dotted above the adventure.  For my embellishments, I added some white nuvo drops & sparkly stars around the cuties.

List of copic markers used:

  • Dragon-BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, C3, C1, C0, C00 & 0
  • Bird-Y38, Y35, Y32, YR07 & 0
  • Frog-YG17, YG13, YG11
  • Sign-YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20 & 0
  • Rocks-C3, C1, C0, C00 & 0
  • Grass & leaves-YG05, YG01, YG00, YG0000 & 0
  • Possums-E37, E33, E31, E30, E000, E0000, R32, R30 &0
  • Branch-YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20 & 0

I love this set so much and, again, if you haven’t checked out the new September release from Whimsy Stamps you can do that here.

Thank you!



WS camping dragons stamp set

Camping Dragons stamp set


Quick Strips die set

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A Fa La La Llama Christmas!

Ok, so you guys all know that I have become obsessed with creating slim line cards now and am soooo excited that Whimsy Stamps has come out with a new die that fits this slim line size!!!  I am doing a happy dance around my craft room!

This is just one of the really cool things in their new September release available today!  Check out all the new stuff after reading about this adorable card I created!

0901-pink llamas

The new Whimsy products (and some older) I used are:

I always start my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes which can be found at your local craft store or online!

0901-pink llamas side

I began my card by die cutting the slimline frame and inking the outside with spun sugar & worn lipstick creating the ombre fade.  Next, I stamped the inside pieces with the lots of dots stamp and heat embossed in white and inked with tea dye.

I then stamped all those adorable llamas, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.

0901-pink llamas close up

To put it all together, I pop dotted the outside frame and the cuties along with the heat embossed sentiment from the llama set.  For my embellishments, I added some wink of stella to accent the llamas along with clear domes & white nuvo drops.

If you haven’t seen the new amazing release visit it here and for some amazing creations from the DT visit the Whimsy Stamps FB page!

Copic markers used:

  • E00, E000, E0000, R85, R83, R81, R20, W1, W0, W00, Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000, Y0000 & 0

I love using non traditional Christmas colors on cards and I love the softness of these Llamas!

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WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

WS slim line marquis die

Slimline Marquis die

WS lots of dots rubber background stamp

Lots of Dots Rubber Background stamp