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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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Thank you for visiting!

Candice

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WS zombie frame background rubber stamp

Zombie Frame rubber stamp

 

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Got Peepers stamp set

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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!

31 nights of Halloween banner

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

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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

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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!

Candice

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WS fuzzy spiders stamp set

Fuzzy Spiders stamp set

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Slimline Scallop die

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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!

Candice

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WS camping dragons stamp set

Camping Dragons stamp set

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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!

Candice

WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

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Slimline Marquis die

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Lots of Dots Rubber Background stamp

 

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50 Shades of Color

I have been loving all the bright and fun rainbow creations the past few months and haven’t tired of making them!  I have another one for you today using Whimsy stamps new August release.

0825-polka dot rainbows

I started my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits perfectly into the 9A size envelopes that you can find at your local craft store or online.

A list of the Whimsy Stamps products used:

To make the polka dot background, I taped off the part for the sentiment and inked in rainbow color over the polka dot stencil.  The colors I used were: spun sugar, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, tumbled glass & milled lavender.

0825-polka dot rainbows side

For the rainbows I die six of them and inked in festive berries, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, broken china & wilted violet gluing them and trimming off the edges.

I added a cloud at the end of the rainbows.  To make them shine a little, I added sparkletz in coordinating colors.

0825-polka dot rainbows close up

For the sentiments, I heat embossed them in black, coloring the “COLOR” with copic markers and the bottom one heat embossed on the banner.

Copic markers used:

  • R24, R22, R20, Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11, YG05, YG01, YG00, YG0000, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, V15, V12, V01 & V000

I hope you are inspired to try some rainbow cards before we all dive into the fall and holiday cards!

Thanks!

Candice

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WS crayons stamp set

Crayons stamp set

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Array of Rainbows die set

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Polka Dot stencil

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Quick Strips die set

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Purr-fect Halloween Shaker!

I hope by now you have had a chance to see all the amazing variety in the Whimsy Stamps August release ranging from rainbows to Halloween and gothic!

august release-halloween shaker

The awesome Whimsy Stamps products I used:

To start my shaker card I trimmed a piece of cardstock a little smaller than the card front and inked with ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin & dried marigold and die cut the stitched circle for the shaker window.

august release-halloween shaker side

To create the shaker, I stamped the marble background, heat embossed in black and then inked with wilted violet.  I used pop dots to seal around the window and added the sequins inside.

Next, I die cut the grass and inked with shabby shutters and twisted citron.

I then stamped the images, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a stitched banner and pop dotted over the images.

Above the shaker window I die cut some clouds and inked with wilted violet.

For the embellishments, I added some stars from gold foil paper and some black nuvo drops.

I love Halloween colors and the cute cards made for the holiday and I hope you are inspired to create some yourself!  Please share with use your creations using Whimsy Stamps products on our Facebook page!

Copic markers used:

  • pumpkins- YR07, YR16, Y17, Y18, Y15, Y13, YG17, YG13, YG11, E27, E23 & E21
  • cauldron- C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, V17, V15, V12, V000 & V0000
  • cat- C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R32, R30, R27, R22 & 0

Thank you so much!

Candice

 

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Going Catty stamp set

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Marble Rubber Background stamp

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Array of Rainbows die set

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Quick Strips die set

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Pierced and Stitched Circle die set

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Grass and Cloud Edger die set