Helping Hands - Special Hurricane Irma Relief Set

Hello Whimsy Friends! Today I want to show you a card I made using a very special Whimsy clear stamp set that has just been released. It's called Helping Hands and was especially designed to support the disaster relief efforts underway in Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
This special Helping Hands clear stamp set, illustrated by Whimsy illustrator and Florida native Deb Davis, is available to purchase as a pre-order in the store HERE The set will be on sale from now through December 31st, 2017 and Whimsy Stamps will generously donate ALL proceeds from the sale of each set to our local Southwest Florida charities to aide in disaster relief efforts.
This set is available to purchase as a pre-order now for $14US and will begin shipping in mid October.


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Here is my card made using this special set



The background was made using different color Brusho powders on a damp watercolor paper. I've added sequins to embellish the card and Stickles for some bling.



Thanks for stopping by!


Penguin Warm Winter Wishes

HI, Céline here to share with you my latest Whimsy stamps card.

Today I chose Penguin Warm Winter Wishes by Crissy Armstrong 

It's a really easy card.
Just a rectangle patterned paper glued on bazzill white base, plus a little piece of patterned behind the image, some enamel dots and voilà

I've colored  my image with copics :
Bear : W3, 2, 1, 0
Penguins : 100, C8, 7, 6, 1, YR09, 16, 15
Clothes : C2, 1, 0, B26, 24, 23, V15, 12, 01, BG57, 15, 13, 32

Hugs
Céline

Thank my Lucky Stars for You

Welcome friends - Alanna here and I'm so glad you stopped by today. I have a fun card to share with you today using stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps along with some Color Burst powders.

I first started by working on the colored portion of the background. To achieve this effect, I spritzed my water color card stock with water and then added the powders on. When these powders come into contact with water, they move on their own and you get a really cool effect. I was going for somewhat of a rainbow look here. I absolutely love how this panel turned out.

After it was dry, I stamped the stars on the background with the Basic Christmas Backgrounds stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. I then one of the dies from the Hand Stitched Borders die collection and ran that through my Big Shot on all 4 sides to add the stitching detail.

I then die cut the tag using the smaller tag from the Stitched Tags die set. The sentiment is from the Shine Bright stamp set. I added it to my card with some foam tape and then finished off the card by adding some of the Summer Breeze enamel dots from Whimsy.

And there you have it. Thanks again for dropping by today. Crafty hugs!


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Whimsy Blog Challenge & Merry Christmas Characters

Hi! It's my turn to post on the blog today and I thought I would remind you all of the monthly Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Our Whimsy topic this month is a nice easy one,

Anything Goes 

Remember, you must use a Whimsy product on your challenge creation to be included in the prize draw. Don't have anything Whimsy yet? No problem! You can go to the Whimsy Store and get your own digital image or paper from Whimsy as our FREE GIFT! Just follow this LINK!

Also, your entry doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects!

You have until the 12th of October to submit your entry, 
and the winner will be announced on the 14th.

If you don't have a blog, you can pop into the Facebook page to share your creations.


Anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please remember no more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

I decided to use these super cute christmas characters from Krista Heij-Barber. This rubber stamp set is from this month's Whimsy Stamps release and is called 'Merry Christmas Characters'. They are so versatile, they can be used for cards, tags, gift bags - perfect to make coordinating gift sets.


I decided to make them into simple gift tags for teacher gifts.
I colored the images using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them out.
I wanted to make simple rosette tags using papers from my stash.



I cut a strip of 12x12 patterned paper 1 1/2" wide, and scored the paper at every 1/2".
The paper is then folded backwards and forwards.


It takes a bit of fiddling with, but I then glued the 2 ends together using tombow's multipurpose glue and held it in place with a couple of mini clothes pegs. Some weight is need on top of the rosette to hold it in place whilst it sticks.



Whilst I was waiting for it to stick together, I made the rest of the elements for the tag.
I used a stitched circle die (now retired) to cut out the back of the tag and the banner die from the 'Card Builder -Many Thanks' die set - cutting off one end to make it straight. A little doodling using a white gel pen added a little more interest on the banner.
I then put all of the elements together and added it to a simple window box that I picked up on clearance at Michael's.



A very easy, cute gift box.





 


Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 
I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting!

Kerys x






Special Guest Heather and a Freebie

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a special freebie digital image for all of our Whimsy friends. And on Thursday, September 21st at 12pm PST, our special guest Heather Huggins will be live on her YouTube channel to share a color along event using this freebie!

This freebie is called Lizzy and she was illustrated by Whimsy artist Sylvia Zet! We hope you enjoy crafting with her. To join in the fun, be sure to right click and save this image to your desktop. Then pop over to Heather's YouTube channel at 12pm PST on Thursday 9/21 to join in the coloring event! And we would love to see what you created with this image, please pop over to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations FB group to share!


Also, Heather will be sharing a live color along event today too. She will be live on her channel at 12pm PST to share coloring tips using our Penguin Trick or Treaters rubber stamp. We hope you will tune in!


Announcing our Newest Creative Team Members



Hello Friends!

Today we are SUPER EXCITED to share the official announcement of our new Creative Team members. Before we do though, we would first like to thank each and every person who submitted applications for our DT call last month. Your applications were awesome and it was an extremely tough decision to select only a few new members. We are very grateful to all who put themselves out there and shared their work with us. There are so many truly talented people in this crafting community.

Without further ado, please let me introduce you all to the EXTREMELY TALENTED new members of our Whimsy Stamps Creative Team!

   Alexandra Stapleton - Creative Designer Andrea ShellArjita Sepeha Singh

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We are so THRILLED to have each of these ladies joining our Whimsy family and we can't wait for you to see their FANTASTIC talent! Each of these women bring something fresh and fun to our Creative Team. Their individual styles will add new depth and inspirations to our Creative Team. These ladies will begin joining us full time in October, be sure to pop back frequently to see their Whimsy work.

HUGE Whimsy welcome ladies!

Product Spotlight with Special Guest Chari Moss


Hello friends!

Today we are sharing this super adorable card created by our special guest Chari Moss of MossyMade. Chari has a gorgeous blog filled with awesome creations, if you haven't visited before, be sure to pop on over there.

Her card today features our Sunflower Buggies rubber stamp. Chari stamped out the image twice, colored with ZIG markers and then fussy cut the flower from one of the images to pop it over top of the other for a 3D effect. Once the flower and background were finished, she cut the whole thing with a frame die in a rectangle shape and then mounted to designer paper.


Chari didn't stop there, though. She finished off the card with a sentiment and more images on the inside of the card.


The sentiment is from our Many Thanks clear stamp set and the flowers along the bottom were stamped using the Lazy Susan Buggies rubber stamp. The end result is an awesome card with images that really complement each other well.

Be sure to visit Chari for more of her amazing creations. Huge thanks to her for joining in this month as a special guest. This card is bee-utiful!



                               Sunflower Buggies  Lazy Susan Buggies     Many Thanks


Product Spotlight with Special Guest Joy Taylor


The super talented Joy Taylor of Simple by Design is joining us today with this adorable card using our Penguin Pumpkin Patch rubber stamp and Bold Banners clear stamps. I absolutely love this card and Joy's coloring of the image is AWESOME!

Joy stamped out the image and then colored with Copic markers. She then fussy cut the image and popped it up with some foam tape over top of a white piece of card stock that was first stamped with some pale yellow ink. I love the glow effect it gives behind the image. She stamped the sentiment in black and then mounted the white card stock to a piece of craft cardstock. The last step was to embellish with some twine. It's a perfectly fabulous Fall card!

Be sure to pop over to Joy's blog, Simple by Design, to check out this project in more detail as well as all of her other amazing work! Huge thanks to Joy for joining us this month as a special guest!


                                       Penguin Pumpkin Patch          Bold Banners

September Release Day - All New Products Now Available

Hi Whimsy fans - the wait is finally over. You can now get your hands on all the newest stamps and dies from the store - click here to go shopping.


We also want to remind you of Whimsy Stamps CAS program. Spend $75 and get this darling Kitty Christmas stamp set absolutely FREE. Click here for all the details. And as a reminder, a $75 purchase also gets our US customers FREE shipping.



We also have direct links to the store for all the new products. Happy shopping!

September Release Countdown Day 6

Hi Whimsy fans - over the past 5 days, we've shown you all the new goodies that will be available tomorrow for purchase.  We hope you are excited about this new release and have been making your shopping list. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you are most excited about. Is there a specific image or stamp set that you will be using for your Christmas and holiday cards this year?

We have a few more cards from our designers to share with you today. And don't forget to come back tomorrow where all the new products will be available for purchase.



Linda - Abstract Christmas



Alanna - Steps to Serenity, Gratitude Word dies



Ellen - Caution Dog Slobber 



Iris - Reindeer Kitty



Bridget - Pretty Lil' Present



Iris - Falling Leaves, Gratitude Word dies



Linda -- Reindeer Kitty



Alanna - Dog Slobber & coordinating dies



Michelle -- Merry Moosemas



Tracy - Sassy String Lights



Becky - Caution Dog Slobber & coordinating dies



Iris - Abstract Tree



Ellen - Snowflake Penguin



Iris - Christmas Memories, Christmas Branches dies



Becky - Christmas Memories


Becky - Oh What Fun