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Helping Hands - Special Hurricane Irma Relief Set

Hello Whimsy Friends! Today I want to show you a card I made using a very special Whimsy clear stamp set that has just been released. It's called Helping Hands and was especially designed to support the disaster relief efforts underway in Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
This special Helping Hands clear stamp set, illustrated by Whimsy illustrator and Florida native Deb Davis, is available to purchase as a pre-order in the store HERE The set will be on sale from now through December 31st, 2017 and Whimsy Stamps will generously donate ALL proceeds from the sale of each set to our local Southwest Florida charities to aide in disaster relief efforts.
This set is available to purchase as a pre-order now for $14US and will begin shipping in mid October.

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Here is my card made using this special set

The background was made using different color Brusho powders on a damp watercolor paper. I've added sequins to embellish the card and Stickles for some bling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Penguin Warm Winter Wishes

HI, Céline here to share with you my latest Whimsy stamps card.

Today I chose Penguin Warm Winter Wishes by Crissy Armstrong 

It's a really easy card.
Just a rectangle patterned paper glued on bazzill white base, plus a little piece of patterned behind the image, some enamel dots and voilà

I've colored  my image with copics :
Bear : W3, 2, 1, 0
Penguins : 100, C8, 7, 6, 1, YR09, 16, 15
Clothes : C2, 1, 0, B26, 24, 23, V15, 12, 01, BG57, 15, 13, 32


Thank my Lucky Stars for You

Welcome friends - Alanna here and I'm so glad you stopped by today. I have a fun card to share with you today using stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps along with some Color Burst powders.

I first started by working on the colored portion of the background. To achieve this effect, I spritzed my water color card stock with water and then added the powders on. When these powders come into contact with water, they move on their own and you get a really cool effect. I was going for somewhat of a rainbow look here. I absolutely love how this panel turned out.

After it was dry, I stamped the stars on the background with the Basic Christmas Backgrounds stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. I then one of the dies from the Hand Stitched Borders die collection and ran that through my Big Shot on all 4 sides to add the stitching detail.

I then die cut the tag using the smaller tag from the Stitched Tags die set. The sentiment is from the Shine Bright stamp set. I added it to my card with some foam tape and then finished off the card by adding some of the Summer Breeze enamel dots from Whimsy.

And there you have it. Thanks again for dropping by today. Crafty hugs!

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Whimsy Blog Challenge & Merry Christmas Characters

Hi! It's my turn to post on the blog today and I thought I would remind you all of the monthly Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Our Whimsy topic this month is a nice easy one,

Anything Goes 

Remember, you must use a Whimsy product on your challenge creation to be included in the prize draw. Don't have anything Whimsy yet? No problem! You can go to the Whimsy Store and get your own digital image or paper from Whimsy as our FREE GIFT! Just follow this LINK!

Also, your entry doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects!

You have until the 12th of October to submit your entry, 
and the winner will be announced on the 14th.

If you don't have a blog, you can pop into the Facebook page to share your creations.

Anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please remember no more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

I decided to use these super cute christmas characters from Krista Heij-Barber. This rubber stamp set is from this month's Whimsy Stamps release and is called 'Merry Christmas Characters'. They are so versatile, they can be used for cards, tags, gift bags - perfect to make coordinating gift sets.

I decided to make them into simple gift tags for teacher gifts.
I colored the images using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them out.
I wanted to make simple rosette tags using papers from my stash.

I cut a strip of 12x12 patterned paper 1 1/2" wide, and scored the paper at every 1/2".
The paper is then folded backwards and forwards.

It takes a bit of fiddling with, but I then glued the 2 ends together using tombow's multipurpose glue and held it in place with a couple of mini clothes pegs. Some weight is need on top of the rosette to hold it in place whilst it sticks.

Whilst I was waiting for it to stick together, I made the rest of the elements for the tag.
I used a stitched circle die (now retired) to cut out the back of the tag and the banner die from the 'Card Builder -Many Thanks' die set - cutting off one end to make it straight. A little doodling using a white gel pen added a little more interest on the banner.
I then put all of the elements together and added it to a simple window box that I picked up on clearance at Michael's.

A very easy, cute gift box.


Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 
I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting!

Kerys x