12.19.2014

Friendship Blog Hop - Hello, Adventure!


Hello! Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years, and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us, and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator.  Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Danni Bindel's blog. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.)

Simonne - I have really enjoyed getting to know you over the past year through the Whimsy Stamps DT! You are an amazing designer (and cardmaker to boot!), and I wish you all the best in the New Year and beyond!! ♥

To create today's card, I started with a piece of hot pink patterned paper, and adhered a small strip of polka dot paper to the left side.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from Happy Hello onto mint CS before heat embossing in white.  I then adhered the sentiment to the patterned paper.



I used the Hello Word Die on a piece of silver glitter CS, then adhered the die cut to the front of the card with pop dots.  Next, I adhered the pink patterned paper to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with green gems.

Thanks for stopping by today... Up next on the hop is Jen Carter! :)

Have a great one!

12.16.2014

December SFYTT - Love You Always


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT).  Can you believe Christmas is only 9 days away?? It's definitely crunch time.  Funny how the date never changes, and yet, I just can't get my act together ahead of time, instead of rushing around at the last minute.  I must be glutton for punishment. ;) 

To create my card, I started by cutting a light gray card base, and adhering a piece of patterned paper to the front.  I then die cut several silver glitter hearts using the Love Note Confetti Cuts.  Next, I adhered a ribbon and bow to the front of the card, then attached the glitter hearts (popping up two with pop dots).  



I then stamped the sentiment from In a Big Way in versamark onto melon CS, then heat embossed with white powder.  I then trimmed the end of the sentiment strip and adhered it to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with white enamel dots.


 


Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch below, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 14th... Easy peasy! :)


Have a great one!

12.13.2014

ShowCASe Your Style #4 - Christmas Greetings


Hello! I'm popping in to share the card I created for the current ShowCASe Your Style Challenge. This week's challenge is based off of the sketch below:


To create my card, I started by cutting several strips of CS, then adhering three of them to the gray card base.  I then die cut a light gray circle, and stamped it with one of the snowflakes from the Sparkle & Shine set in versamark, then heat embossing with white powder.  Next, I adhered the circle to the card front with pop dots.


I then die cut the main portion of the sentiment using the Christmas large word die on silver glitter CS.  I then stamped the remainder of the sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiments to the card front, then embellished with white enamel dots.

Want to play along with us? All you have to do is create a CAS card based on the sketch above, and post it HERE.

Have a great one!

C4C266 - Happy Birthday


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for the current Crazy 4 Challenges C4C266 challenge, which is to create a winter themed birthday card.  I loved the sketch over on the CASE this Sketch blog this week, so I'm using that as my starting point! :)

To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, which I stamped with the large, solid chevron from the V for cheVron set from Winnie & Walter.  I used a mix of distress inks (which was tapped directly on the stamp then spritzed with water), and pigment silver ink to create my color combo.  While the stamped CS was drying, I stamped the sentiment from Winter Woodland in versamark ink, then heat embossed with white powder.  



Once the chevrons had dried, I stamped every other strip with the snowflake image from the Big, the Bold and Seasons in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  I angled the CS on the card base, then used my paper trimmer to cut it down to size.  The layer was then secured to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment to the card front and embellished with green enamel dots.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a winter themed birthday card/project, and upload it to the linky found on the C4C266 post HERE.

Have a great one!

12.08.2014

RC Blog Hop - Peace, Love & Joy


Hello! It's the 8th of the month, which means it's time for another Reverse Confetti blog hop.  Today, we're all featuring projects using the theme "pretty packaging" as our guide. Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Amy's blog.  If not, and you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE

To create my project, I started with a kraft pillow box, and painted it with gray paint.  While the box was drying, I stamped a strip of white paper with the circle heart image from Roundabout Additions in a dark coral ink.  I then wrapped the paper around the dry box, and secured it with glue adhesive.  I then used the Office Edges Confetti Cuts die to create my little tag shape, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Seasonal Sentiments before heat embossing with white powder.




Next, I die cut the tree pieces using the Branch Out Confetti Cuts, and assembled them.  I then secured the tree to the light coral tag using pop dots.  To finish up, I punched a hole in the corner of the tag, and secured it to the pillow box with twine.




 


 

Well, that wraps it up for me today... Next stop on the hop is Joni Andaya's blog

Have a great one!

11.29.2014

ShowCASe Your Style - Hope Your Day is Awesome


Hello! I'm popping in to share the card I created for the current ShowCASe Your Style Challenge. This week's challenge is based off of the inspiration photo below:


I loved the bright, happy colors in the photo, so that's what I used to create my card.  I started by first die cutting three large hellos using the Whimsy Stamps' Hello Word Die.  I then adhered them to a piece of medium gray CS with pop dots, then covered them with stickles.


I then stamped the sentiment from Say What in versamark ink onto light gray CS before heat embossing in white.  I then trimmed one end to create a banner shape, then adhered it to the medium gray CS layer.  To finish up, I adhered the layer to the card base with pop dots, then embellished with teal enamel dots.

Want to play along with us? All you have to do is create a CAS card based on the colors in the inspiration image, and post it HERE.

Have a great one!

11.25.2014

Let it Snow!


Hello! Let it snow is certainly a sentiment I'm hearing around the house these days... We have the possibility for a white Thanksgiving, and my 9 year old is soooooo excited.  She absolutely ♥s the snow, so much so, she even offered to help shovel the driveway.  Woot!

To create my project today, I started with one of Whisker Graphics' Middy Bag in Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe, and stamped it with some of the snowflake images from the Alley Way Stamps' (TAWS) Winters Butterflies in versamark ink.  I then heat embossed the snowflakes with white powder, then traced them with stickles. While the snowflakes were drying, I removed the tag reinforcer from the gray Large Colored Tag, then stamped the tag with the Seeing Spots set from TAWS, and heat embossed it with white as well.  Once that was done, I re-adhered the reinforcer to the tag.


Next, I die cut a circle using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti on white CS, then covered it with adhesive.  I then covered the front of the circle with Bright White Solid Divine Twine, and topped it off with a hat and nose made from CS, as well as some dark grey gems and silver glitter paper cut with the Doin' the Wave Confetti Cuts.

I then stamped one of the sentiments from Sparkle & Shine onto mint CS, and heat embossed it with white (are you noticing a trend?? Lol!).  The ends of the CS were given a banner shape, then the sentiment and snowman were attached to the tag.  To finish up, I closed the bag and punched it with a small hole, then attached the tag with Bright White and Teal Solid Divine Twine.

Have a great one!

Christmas Greetings


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using a couple of my favorites from the last Clearly Whimsy Stamps release.  

I started with a pink card base, and stamped the snowflake images from Sparkle & Shine in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  I then die cut a large circle from the center of a piece of medium gray card stock, then adhered it to the card base with pop dots.  Next, I die cut the main portion of the greeting using the Christmas Large Word Die on a piece of mint card stock.



I then cut a strip of white card stock and stamped it with the remainder of my greeting using the Christmas Greetings set in gray ink.  The strip was then adhered to the card front on an angle, trimming off any extra paper.  To finish up, I embellished with dark gray gems and covered the die cut word with stickles.

Have a great one!

11.16.2014

November SFYTT - Magic & Joy of Christmas


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT).  This last quarter of the year is just *flying* by... Hard to believe that in less than 2 weeks it'll be Thanksgiving, and then 6 weeks from now is Christmas.  Craziness!


To create my card, I started by first cutting some chevron strips using the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, then adhering them to the card base.  Next, I cut two of the larger snowflakes from the Let it Snow Confetti Cuts, and adhered them to the base as well.  I die cut a tag from green CS using the Tag Me Confetti Cuts, then attached a silver metallic twine bow to the top.  I then die cut a circle using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Seasonal Sentiments.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment to the tag, then attached the tag to the card front with pop dots before embellishing with aqua enamel dots.


 


 



Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch below, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 14th... Easy peasy! :)


Have a great one!