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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

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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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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!

Thank you for visiting!


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