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Oct 31, 2011

New at Whimsy Stamps

Happy Monday everyone! I have some exciting Whimsy news to share today and of course a project too.

We are extremely excited to announce the arrival of Whimsy Stamps newest product line! Today Whimsy Stamps are launching their brand new line of templates and cut files called SHAPE EZ by TLC.

Whimsy’s very own Tammy Louise Cunliffe is the super-talented artist behind this new line, and she has designed some brilliant templates and cut files for making one-of-a-kind cards, projects, gifts, and more! These are down loadable templates and each file includes a JPG, PNG, PDF, and SVG version of the template along with how-to instructions. Each product is hand crafted and tested by artist Tammy Louise Cunliffe.

Some of the Whimsy DT have been busy creating with these templates to celebrate this debut release with a BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Monday October 31st noon EST) and ends on Sunday November 6th at noon EST.

For this hop we have several different prize draws. One lucky hopper will win a grand prize of a $25 gift certificate (hosted at Tammy Louise's blog). In addition to this, we have hidden several surprise prizes throughout the hop, so be sure to leave a comment on every post along the hop to be entered into the surprise draws. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Stamps blog after the blog hop has ended.

If you arrived here from the Ann's blog then you are in the right place, but if not and would like to hop along then you will have to go to Debbie's blog to start.

Here is my little project for this release. I used the Shape EZ gift pouch template to make this bag.


Since I don't own an electronic cutting machine I simply printed the PDF file out on cardstock, and cut it out using scissors. I decorated with a strip of designer paper, ribbon and gold cord with a button, and added glitter to the scallop edge and around the sentiment. The beautiful sentiment came from the set "Winter Letter Seals", a rubber stamp set by raindropecho, available at Whimsy Stamps.

This is such a cute little bag!! Perfect for a small gift, maybe a necklace or ring, or money. So cute!!

I would love to enter this to the following challenges:

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Don't forget to leave comments on all blogs for a chance at some amazing prizes.

And here are the 6 cutting files that are being released today:

Shape EZ Dress

Shape EZ Flip Ornament

Shape EZ Flower Swirl

Shape EZ Gift Pouch

Shape EZ Poinsettia

Shape EZ Rolled Bag

Thank you so much for hopping with us and I hope you enjoy this new release!

Oct 23, 2011

Apples for you

The kids were playing with their friends today so I thought I'd play in Mo's Challenge this week. The theme is to use your favorite Mo Manning image and add a sentiment. I really love every single Mo Manning stamp that I have (wish I had more!), but I think this one is my very favorite.
I did fall in love with the new caroler's line after seeing Iulia's amazing card, and I love the Penny Black Mo Manning stamps, but I am talking myself out of buying more Christmas Stamps to save the $$. So I used one of the digis I bought earlier this year.

Here is my card for the challenge, and I combined it with a few others too.

I wanted to use new distress inks, but I don't own a laser printer, and my ink smeared. So I used my derwent coloursoft pencils instead.

The papers are from one of the My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper packs. Card stock is Soft Suede from Stampin Up and the white is by Neenah. The edges were all sponged using "old paper" distress ink.

I embellished with some flourishes which were done with the Whimsy Stamps Shapeoplogy "Vines" die, some buttons, seam binding and linen thread.
The sentiment is from a retired set by Stampin Up.

I'd love to enter this to the following challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting,
have a great day!

A special Penny Black at All Sorts Project

Today I am showing you a card I made with the kit that was sent to me by Brenda, our leader at Penny Black at All Sorts challenge blog.

What a nice surprise it was when she announced that she sent the same card making kit to each one of the team members (excluding the image of course), and we were all to make a card with the kit (each choosing our own Penny Black stamp) to see what we all come up with. What a fun idea!!

I forgot to take a photo of my kit before I started making my card, but this is pretty much what we all got, except maybe the papers were just a little bit different, but they came from the same paper pack.

And here is my creation using these elements.


I had no idea what stamp to use for this vintage set. Finally decided on this hedgehog with flowers from the clear set "Wonderful". It has been stamped with stazon ink and then colored with Ranger distress inks.
I believe the note on the package from Brenda said, the designer papers are from Basic Grey.

The "hinges" and "clock" were brown on one side and black on the other, I decided to use mine with the brown side. I embellished with some baker's twine, brads, of course the flowers and seam binding that were included in the kit (I sponged the flowers and inked the seam binding with the distress ink pad. In the corner of the main image I have used a stamp from the set "lavish flourishes"from Whimsy Stamps (raindrop echo collection). The flourish that is peeking out from behind the flowers was made using the "vines" Shapeology Die from Whimsy Stamps.

I would love to enter this card to the following challenges:

And that is all for today. If you have a moment please stop by the rest of the Design Team to see what they created using the kit.

And then just a quick reminder to let you know again, that our next challenge will go live on the first SUNDAY of November, hope to see you all play along, and don't forget you will be able to enter using any kind of rubber/clear stamp, it doesn't have to be a Penny Black stamp!
And don't forget you still have time to enter your card into this month challenge, lots of prizes are up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
enjoy your day!