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Dec 17, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Release Day

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December 2012 rubber stamp and die release!
Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new Rubber Stamps and Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

We are also welcoming two new DT members to the Whimsy family today! We hope you will join us in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to Melissa Andrew and Janette Garcia. We are very excited that these extremely talented ladies have joined us here at Whimsy as members of our magazine staff! Welcome Melissa and Janette!

 From today until 23 December, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Monday 24 December) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

 To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow

For today's showcase I decided to use the super adorable stamp set "Playful Kittens" illustrated by Sylvia Zet. Of course this was a have to have set for me!

Below is a quick card that I made using one of the darling stamps from the set, along with a sentiment from the set "Summer Letter Seals" by Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs.

I colored the image using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The papers are from Stampin Up, white card stock is by Neenah. I embellished with a punched out butterfly (MS), a button with some twine, and then of course glitter. 

Oh, and did you notice my new watermark on the card above? It's been designed by the amazing Ann, who is the designer behind Whimsy's Raindrop echo Designs sentiments, and she also makes the most amazing watermarks. These can also be purchased at Whimsy Stamps, several designs to choose from, you can go check them out HERE.

I had the idea to use these cute stamps to create valentines for my daughter's class. Below is a start, I still need to make about 20 more, but I won't start until after the holidays. I just thought this set would be perfect for that, and I love cute little sentiments that are included in the set.

These are really simple and quick to make, I simply added a little designer paper strip, and then the image which I cut out using circle nestabilities. The sentiment was punched out using SU's word window punch, and then I added some twine and a little bit of glitter. These were so much fun to make, and it's a great way to use up small paper scraps. 
We will add a little pack of skittles or m&m's on the inside using a glue dot, once they are starting to sell Valentine's things. These are the perfect size for them.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog
 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

All this week use the code MERRYSHIP to receive free shipping on your order! Offer expires at midnight Friday, December 21st. Our final shipment of orders will be Friday, December 21st. Then we will be closed until after Christmas.


  1. just darling kitty cards.

  2. Beautiful 'sunny' cards! So uplifting when the weather is so cold. Great cards and images.
    Joyce xx

  3. These are so sweet Ellie,love them!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. Really gorgeous cards Ellie, one of the top is so beautifully coloured you such a great job with your Polychromos.

    So sorry I haven't them by the while, been under the weather and still playing catch up.

    B x

  5. so cute!
    nice job.
    Sandra ltb

  6. Such a sweet projects.

  7. What a sweet card and the valentines are adorable.

  8. Ellie - these are all just so super cute! Those kitties are wonderful! Gorgeous project and the blue is fantastic!

  9. lovely card, i love the idea of the valentines, so beautiful.

  10. Those little kittens are just so cute!

  11. beautiful cards x you coloured that kitty perfectly xxx

  12. Ack! Sooo cute, love these!

  13. Great cards! Love the kitties and your coloring!

  14. What a cute card and love the idea with the stamp set for a group of valentine cards.

  15. Aww, these are super cute Ellie,

    Liz x

  16. That is one super cute kitty :)Adorable!

  17. This is beautiful! Love the colour of that paper!!! and that image is so cute!! HUgsxx

  18. This is adorable. Great image and beautiful shade of blue you used.

  19. That kitty is just too adorable. I really like the punched butterfly though. Nice touch.

  20. Adorable cards and what a great idea to get a jump on those Valentine cards!!!

  21. Darling cards! Love the sweet kitty stamps! Great coloring!

  22. These kitties are so darling... great projects!

  23. These are adorable, Ellie! Great idea for the cute images!

  24. Ellie, those are all so cute! Love the little kittens.
    Happy Holidays
    Hugs and smiles

  25. Adorable cards, those kitty images are so precious!

  26. That kitty is so cute. I love how you embellished with the yellow butterfly from the image.

  27. Just so darn cute! I love your idea for Valentines Day cards.The kids will love it.


  28. These are adorable...I love that kitty. too cute. Love the stitching you did too.

  29. Very cute kitty. Great job.

  30. Adorable cards..all of them! Especially love the blue color & stitching on your first one!

  31. Anonymous08:46

    aww, these are all so adorable ellie! as always, i love your colouring and stitching.

  32. Such cute cards! The images really make me smile!

  33. Oh these are so sweet! I love the touch of blue that gives them that happy glow:0)

    I am catching up on my hopping!


  34. These cards are just too cute, lovely.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Love Lynn x


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