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Special Guest - Rachel Alavarado


Hello, Whimsy friends!  We are super excited to welcome the lovely Rachel Alavarado to the blog!

Hello crafty friends! It's Rachel here and I'm thrilled to be guest designing today for Whimsy Stamps! I absolutely love all of the amazing products that Whimsy Stamps has to offer! For my card today, I created a slimline box card featuring a semi-spooky Halloween-themed graveyard scene.

To start, I first created my box base from scratch using some black card stock, a paper trimmer, a scoring board, and adhesive. When folded, this card fits perfectly into a slimline or #10 business envelope! (See photo at bottom of this post.) I layered my card with both some white card stock and a piece of spooky patterned paper from the "Haunted" Paper Pack. I usually like to ink-blend my backgrounds but I absolutely love how easily this detailed patterned paper adds such eye-catching designs! I then added some strips of grass that I die cut from black card stock using the "Grass and Cloud Edger" Die Set. I also added a spooky fence from black card stock using the "Build-a-Graveyard" Die Set.

Next, I stamped some images from the "Sheets and Giggles" Stamp Set onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic alcohol markers (colors listed on photo above) and quickly cut them out using my Brother ScanNCut machine. I then used the "Build-a-Graveyard" Die Set again to die cut some headstones from white card stock. You can simply use gray colored card stock but I wanted to color mine with Copic Markers in order to add some shading and subtle texture. If you don't feel comfortable coloring, ink-blending would work well too! I used Copic colors W1, W3, W5, and W7.

I then adhered my gravestones to the inner shelves of my card base with liquid adhesive and attached a ghost behind each gravestone. I also added some twiggy tress that I had die cut from black card stock using the Trees Assortment Die Set. For my sentiment, I used the same piece of patterned paper as I did for my card background and heat embossed the words "Trick-or-Treat" from the "Candy Corn Dress Up" Stamp Set with Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by! If you liked this card and want more inspiration, feel free to stop by my INSTAGRAM feed! ❤️

Sheets and Giggles Clear Stamps |...
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New Release & Inspiration

 Hi Whimsy friends. We are so glad to have you joining us on the blog today where we are sharing our brand new mini release with you. We have some more Halloween goodies including an awesome paper collection and standalone die set to share with you today. We are also getting a jumpstart on our Christmas and holiday crafting with some adorable gnomes and pups. Two more clear stamps round out the release.

All products are listed and linked below. You can also click here to see everything at once.  

Here is some amazing inspiration from our Creative Team. And as always, you will find tons more on the individual product pages in the store. You can also join us on Instagram and Facebook to see what is shared there. And our video team will be sharing new tutorials and product reveals over on our YouTube channel.

Happy shopping and happy crafting! Be sure to tag us on social media using #whimsystamps so that we can see your awesome projects.

The Digital Design Divas ~ Off Book

Hey there Whimsy friends,
the Divas are in the house today with some fun 'off book' creations. 
What do I mean by that? Well, we are the Digital Creative Team, but the Divas are
also a crazy talented bunch of ladies who love ALL the Whimsy images and stash and have great fun
creating with the rest of the range occasionally too, this month we have quite a number
of 'off book' creations and I am excited to share them all with you now!

These next two creations show off some rather fabulous Whimsy Stamps physical paper sets.
Perfect for Halloween and creepy creations.

Thanks for popping in to check out our fun Showcase today,
using some of the other stash from our Whimsy collections that we just love.
I hope we've inspired you to have a play with your own Whimsy Stash today and
be sure to stop into our Whimsy Stamps Facebook Page to share it with us if we did! 

I've added thumbnails to the dies and stamps the team used in these creations to
make them easy to find in store and this month, we have some extra images
in the release too so be sure to check out the thumbnails below.

Hugs and happy crafting from me and all the Digital Design Divas