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Nov 30, 2012

Whimsy Stamps PRINTS blog hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP! 

In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection

 The Whimsy Prints Collection are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images).

 The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Crissy Armstrong herself:

The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our talented Senior Designer Simonne Clay:

Whimsy Prints Collection are very straight forward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, it is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects. If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints.

 Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop! The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST. For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints. The location of these candy stops is a secret, so if you haven't found them, please go back to the beginning and start hopping!

 If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from Jacque Beddingfield's beautiful blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog

I decided to make two projects for today's blog hop.

Below is a quick and easy to recreate christmas card, perfect for those last minute cards that still need to be made.

For the above card I used one of the pre-colored prints (toppers) from Whimsy's "Winter Magic" collection by Crissy Armstrong.

I simply cut out my designer paper (by Stampin up -retired), added my Whimsy Prints image which I layered onto a scallop oval nestabilies shape. Then I added a strip of real red card stock to the right and a narrow strip of red and white to the top.

Thought a snowflake diecut would look nice so I used my Whimsy Stamps snowflake border die to create one. To finish it off I added a button and some twine, and sewed around the edges before layering it onto real red card stock.

The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamp set "Christmas Stocking sentiments"

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Here is my second creation. I just love this gorgeous snow fairy image, also by Crissy Armstrong. This one is also from the precolored prints set "Winter's Magic". And I just love the way Crissy colored this gorgeous fairy.

My daughter is going to be in the Nutcracker ballet performance and one of her parts is a snow fairy. I thought she would love this wall hanging for her room.

This was really easy to create too, it would make some really fun last minute gifts, and if you have an alphabet stamp set, it's super easy to personalize too. 

My paper is from the paper studio I believe. I layered the precolored print onto a square night of navy piece of card stock, then layered that onto brushed silver card stock. Sewed the edges and adhered it onto the designer paper.

The letters were stamped from the Whimsy stamp set "Spell it out", cut them out and then arranged them onto the bottom part of the picture. I added a few punched out snowflakes and some rhinestones, and then a little bit of ribbon and silver twine. 

This was then adhered onto some white heavy weight paper which I scored twice to create a sort of a "border" Layered again onto night of navy. I have found a silver square picture frame for this at the goodwill store, but when I took a photo of it in the frame it was reflecting everything, so I am posting the photo without that frame.

 So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Simonne Clay's beautiful blog.

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

If you would like to see more Whimsy Prints projects, check out our latest mini magazine over on our Issuu site. This mini issue is filled with beautiful projects, all using prints from the Whimsy Prints Collections

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Prints projects! 


Ea Christiansen said...

Two gorgeous cards - really love the blue one with the cute little fairy.

Mary J said...

Just so beautiful - I love them!

Tkat said...

so cute! especially love the first card! the images are so sweet! :)

Jacque said...

Lovely card and wall hanging, Ellie!!! Love the way you spelled out Isabelle's name...soooo cute!!! Aren't these PRINTS fun?? Love them!! Have a beautiful weekend...Big hugs!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW - Such awesome creations!! I have to say that wall hanging really caught my eye. (and the name idea is fabby, My daughter will be born in just a few days and we are naming her Isabella) LOL But yes indeed, BEAUTIFUL work, and I bet saved a bunch of time using the new Whimsy prints... Fabulous idea!!! =)
thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is so lovely - and these images are wonderful and adorable. The wall hanging for your daughter is beautiful. I am such a fan of blue shades! Thank you kindly for sharing!

Hellma said...

Love your projects.

Sissi4477 said...

So cute.
I love it

Big hugs from germany


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Ellie! I love your designs with the beautiful prints!

Anonymous said...

wow, ellie, these are both beautiful! that little birdie is tempting and you made a gorgeous keepsake for your daughter!

JoanneO said...

Love these cards. Guess I'll have to look into getting some of the prints. What a good idea for quick cards!

alethea said...

Both your cards are stunning!! Love all the detail you have added!! HUgsxx

Karen B said...

Your projects are so cute.


Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS Ellie!!! I am just lovin' these prints!!!!

Loly Borda said...

The card and the wall hanging are gorgeous. I'm sure your daughter will lov it. TFS

Maryann Laursen said...

Both projects are so beautiful and I agree soo easy to make it seems. Will have to try these.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous cards. hugs, Pat K.x

Unknown said...

Great designs. Love the snowbird!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous projects...great details!

loulou said...

Stunning cards! I love how you have so perfectly matched the patterned papers. cheers Linda