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~ Always Remember Shaker Flag Card Tutorial ~

Hello Whimsy Fans!

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how I made this flag shaker card honoring our military.  It is so important to remember where our freedom comes from and the sacrifices not only they but their families have given for us to be free.  I, myself, have experienced and seen the sacrifices having had a father serving in the Air Force and being a child during the Vietnam War.  We also need to remember that many sacrifices are suffered years after serving not only in their health but in their memories.  May we never take for granted the freedom we have at the sacrifice of others!

~ Step by Step Tutorial ~

Step 1.  Cut white cardstock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4" to create a card base.

Step 2.  Die cut a piece of white linen cardstock using the largest Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles Die.  Adhere to card base.

Step 3.  Cut a piece of blue cardstock at 5" x 3 3/4".

Step 4.  Cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 3/4" x 3 5/8".

Step 5.  Cut (4) pieces of red cardstock strips and (3) pieces of white linen cardstock  strips at 5 1/8" x 1/2".

Step 6.  Using the straight stitched border die from the Stitched Border Die Trio Set, add stitching to the red and white strips of cardstock.  This die doesn't cut, it only adds stitching.

Step 7.  Adhere strips to white cardstock in Step 4.  Trim edges of strips to fit white cardstock.  Adhere to blue cardstock from Step 3.  Adhere to card using foam tape.

Step 8.  Die cut (2) large dog tags from the Military Die Set out of blue cardstock.

Step 9.  Die cut a medium sized dog tag out of (1) large dog tag.  This will create the shaker opening.

Step 10.  Turn dog tag over and adhere a 1 1/4" x 2" piece of acetate.

Step 11.  Adhere foam tape on top of acetate.

Step 12.  Add shaker bits.  I added tiny stars.

Step 13.  Adhere remaining large dog tag die cut to create shaker.

Step 14.  Add a star die cut from white linen cardstock using the star die from the Military Die Set.  Add chain, if desired.  Adhere to card using foam tape...this will allow room for the chain.

Step 15.  Die cut the military service personnel from the Military Die Set out of black cardstock.  Adhere to card using foam tape.

Step 16.  Stamp sentiment.  I used "Always Remember" from the Military Heroes Clear Stamp Set.  Trim 1/8" away from sentiment.  Adhere to blue piece of cardstock.  Adhere to card using foam tape.

Whimsy Stamps ~

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Stitched Border Die Trio

*NEW Military Heroes Clear Stamps

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Happy Stamping!

Special Guest - Candice Fisher - Panda Butt

I am absolutely in love with these pandas from the Panda Butt stamp set, just look at those cheeks (this stamp set has both kind of cheeks, hehe!) I love that the stamp sets from Deb Davis's collection at Whimsy Stamps take center stage and you really can keep your cards simple and showcase their cuteness!
  GD whimsy stamps card 3 2nd  
This card was a quick one, but has a lot of detail that makes it look more advanced. Also, it helps that when coloring pandas, it's pretty basic and goes quickly! For this card, I used these Whimsy Stamps products:
GD whimsy stamps card 3 side  
To start my card, I created a 5 x 6.5 card base from thick white cardstock. I then die cut the hearts layover using dies, but you could also use your cameo or cricut too, using the same thick white cardstock as my base. Next, I stamped the gingham background using black versafine ink for a detailed black image. I used the same versafine to stamp the hugs sentiment and the hang in there sentiment. I then stamped the cutest panda ever & the bamboo, colored with copics, and fussy cut out, but you can get the coordinating dies to make it much easier!
  GD whimsy stamps card 3 close up

To put it all together, I pop dotted the heart layover on the gingham piece and glued to the card above the sentiment. I added the panda and bamboo above the hugs. I felt the card needed a little more, and I added the banner. To create the banner, I heat embossed the take care panda bear with black, die cut the small banner, and inked with tattered rose. For my simple embellishments, I added some enamel dots in the color of the panda cheeks and banner. I can't tell you how much I love these stamp designs by Deb Davis, even my husband has commented how much he loves her stamp sets! You can always share your creations with us on Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration on Facebook and also join in the monthly challenge for your chance to win! Thank you again for visiting and will share one more card with you as Guest Designer for the month of May! Candice

panda butt stamp set
fly by stamp set
gingham background rubber stamp


Good morning crafty friends! 
Michele here with a fun avocado card!
My co-workers tease me that I am obsessed with avocados. I have one every. Single. Day.  :)
So of course I am completely in love with these cute lil' avocados from the, We Go Perfectly Together set.  Because we do go perfectly together. 💓
I stamped the image repeatedly using Versafine CLAIR ink in black. I used water colors to bring these little guys (girls?) to life. Once everything was dry, I added details with a white gel pen and glossy accents. 

 I stamped the sentiment on light blue card stock with Versamark ink  and embossed it in white.  I used the Quick Strips Die set to cut it out.  I adhered it to white card stock. I fussy cut around it and popped it up on the image with crafty foam tape. I added a Sparkletz Love Heart and used a white gel pen to add faux stitching. 
Thank you for hanging out with me today! Have a great day!

We Go Perfectly Together Clear StampsVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Glossy AccentsWhite Embossing Powder - BasicQuick Strips Die SetCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Love Hearts

The Digital Vault ~ Pollycraft Cuties

Hey there lovely Whimsy friends
I'm sneaking in today with a sweet share

The Divas have been working since late last year with
the sweetest range of images, new to the Whimsy Digital Vault
and I've gotta tell ya, we are all more than a little in love with these cuties!

Some of you may recognise these images from a previous incarnation
but they're here in the Whimsy Vault now and having swooned
over them in the past I'm fillin' ma boots with these cuties!

I speak of course, of the Pollycraft range which
has found a new home here with us at Whimsy Stamps.
The fact that they are digital images, I just love, because
the price point means I can have 'em all!

The Divas have worked their magic with these images
which we hope will inspire and delight you.
Click through on the card pics to visit
their blogs and see their full posts.

CC Designs Digital Range

A very special welcome to the Divas Team this May,
to our lovely PaperDoor Designer Kerys, so glad to have you here!

Quite the gorgeous line up with these sweet images I'm sure you'll agree!
Head on over to the store via the banner below to check out the full Pollycraft Range.

 Wishing you all a wonderful May!

 The Divas are working hard on the next
release now, and squeeee, I cannot wait to
share those enchanting images with you!
Until then, have a wonderful explore
of this sweet Pollycraft range
and happy crafting!

 Wishing you all a wonderful May!