Time to Celebrate!

Hi everyone!

I have a card to share with you today that is a teeny tiny 3"x3" notecard (...and the first one I have ever made, LOL!).  I used my brand new and very fabulous Birthday Letter Seals stamps, which are PERFECT for this size of notecard! 

This fabulous stamp set comprises 3 circular stamps and 6 sentiment stamps. I chose to use the 'birthday wishes' circular stamp then used my stamp positioner to add the "time to celebrate" sentiment in the middle (but you could add any of the 6 sentiment stamps here!). As this card was so small, I was able to use up some scraps from my Cosmo Cricket DeLovely 6x6 paper pad!

Thanks for popping by!  Oh and don't forget we've got a new digi stamp release and a brand new Whimsy challenge this Sunday so make sure you come back then!


Digi Team Cards

Hi everyone

I'm back again today with some more Digi Eye candy for you to feast your eyes at




Hugs Debbie x

Whimsy Blog Hop Winner

Hi All!

I'm back again to announce the winner of our recent blog hop candy prize. On Monday, July 19th we hosted a blog hop to showcase all the new rubber stamp designs and our Guest Designer Bev held the candy draw on her blog. One lucky participant from the hop will win all 6 of the new release stamps! 

Bev closed the draw yesterday at Noon EST as it was the end of our hop and she used random to draw a winner....

And that lucky number belongs too....

Number 25. sallysbitz

Congrats to you hun! Please contact Denise at Whimsy Stamps with your mailing info and I will get those stamps in the mail to you ASAP. You can email me at whimsystamps@gmail.com

Thanks again to all who joined in our blog hop/new release celebration!

Some Whimsy with Crissy's Designs

Good Morning All!

Hope you're having a great week! Today I wanted to share 2 cards I created recently using some of our artist Crissy Armstrong's designs. One is a digital image and one of her new rubber stamp designs which released on July 19th. 

First is Jelly Bean our new rubber stamp of this adorably sweet elephant!

I used this image to create this soft and pretty baby card and I love Jelly Bean in blue!

Next, I used the digital image Love Me Anyway to create this card. 

How could anyone be mad at that sweet face!

Our team will be here on Sunday, August 1st with some new digital stamps which release that morning at 10am EST. Hope you'll join us for a new release celebration! Until then, stay tuned for more Whimsy creations from the design team!

Have a great day! 

New Meljen's Release

Happy Friday All!

Yesterday, our artist Melissa Jenkins added 5 new digital stamps to her Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps at Whimsy Stamps! You can find new Meljen's Designs digis every Thursday at Whimsy! 

I thought I would share a card I made using the new Brooke at the Beach digital image. I had so much fun coloring this one and it made me wish I was at the beach!

Hope you have a great weekend! Be sure to check out the Whimsy Blog Hop showcasing the brand new rubber stamps which released on Monday this week. There is still time to join in the hop and have a chance to win all 6 of the new stamps!

Happy Stamping,

So in love with new release!

Hi to all!

It's my first time posting here, so exciting! :)

I absolutely adore the whole new release and thought I'd share the cards I've created so far using new stamps.

Here is my version of Moonlit Ride by Crissy Armstrong, I was insipred by Mary Poppins novels and gorgeous fairground glam creating this card:

And here is my card with Maya and Marissa, aren't they just so adorable and amazingly lifelike, ready to step off the card!!

Thank you so much for looking and don't forget that you can still win the whole new release by doing the blog hop, just head over to Chris's Blog and start skippin' along!

Big hugs

Best Friends

Hi Everyone
today I would like to share with you one of my cards I made for the sneak peaks over the weekend
The cute little pair I have used are Maya and Marissa and are designed by the Lovely Crissy Armstrong:


The Fab tag sentiment is from the new release as well, the set is called Fancy Friendship Tags.
dont forget you still have time to enter the hop to win all 6 of these gorgeous new stamps you will find the start of the fun over on the lovely Chris's Blog

Sharing a ride in the Moonlight...

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope all is well with you and you are having a good beginning to your week.  Today I have the honor of sharing some of my Whimsy creations with you.

My first creation is one I made for yesterday's blog hop using the new Moonlit Ride image illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  She has such talent and her images are a so much fun to color. If you have not seen the creations on the hop, you still have time to join us.  The start of the hop is here.  This hop will last until next week Monday, July 26 at noon EST until Monday July 26th at noon EST.

And of course, for joining us, we have a special blog hop prize of all six stamps being released this week. All you need to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs and enter your name for the random drawing at the end of the hop!!

My second creation uses the fun Whimsy dog and sign image and Ruff Day sentiments.  The dp is from Basic Grey Max and Whiskers.

 Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed my creations.

Have a great day!!

New Whimsy Rubber Stamp Release!

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is a very special day at Whimsy Stamps as we are releasing some brand new rubber stamps, and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop!

We have a gorgeous new Whimsy Carousel Horse stamp set entitled Moonlit Ride plus 2 wonderful image stamps called Jelly Bean and Maya and Marissa  from the pen of the amazing Crissy Armstrong.  In addition to these, we also have three SUPER DUPER sentiment stamp sets from our wonderful Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs : Birthday Letter Seals, Handmade Letter Seals, and Fancy Friendship Tags.  These new stamps are available to buy from today in the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites!

If you'd like to participate in the hop CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop (at Chris Olsen's blog) and start hopping away to see these fab new releases in all their glory!  The hop starts today (Monday 19th July at noon EST) and ends on Monday 26th July at noon EST

And to whet your appetite a little, here are some amazing creations from some of the DT using these gorgeous new stamps:

Created by Simonne Clay using Maya and Marissa rubber stamp:

Created by Debbie Eastman using Jelly Bean rubber stamp (Debbie added the Santa Hat herself!):

Created by Marley van der Heijden using Moonlit Ride rubber stamp:

Happy hopping everyone!


Digital Stamp Information

Happy Sunday All!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here at Whimsy, we are gearing up for another rubber stamp release which will take place tomorrow! We hope you will join us for our release party blog hop!

Whimsy Stamps also carries a huge variety of digital stamp designs from each of our artists and now we also carry all of the digital stamp designs by Meljen's Designs. Each of these digital stamps is exclusive to Whimsy Stamps and can only be purchased in our online shop.

Digital stamping has become a huge and exciting form of stamping and crafting. We just want to make sure it stays fun and enjoyable for everyone. We want to ensure the rights of our artists are respected and we thank you all for abiding by angel policies and terms of use statements. 

If you have questions about how to use digital stamps or the ways in which you can use them, please visit this new Digital FAQs page on our website. I would like to ask that if you see any of our digital stamp designs for sale on other sites, to please contact us privately via email at whimystamps@gmail.com

Thank you and have a great day!

Digi Team inspiration

Hi Everyone hope you have all had a good weekend
Today is my turn to show you some of the Digi teams fab cards they have been creating this month.







You can find all the digi Teams links on the sidebar.
See you all tomorrow for the brand new Rubber Release at 12 Noon EST
Hugs Debbie x

Featured Stamper - Nadine

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today is featured stamper day here at the Whimsy Inspirations blog, but before I introduce her, I would like to give you the heads up about Monday July 19th.  What's so special about Monday?  Well, Whimsy Stamps are releasing a whole pile of brand new rubber stamps - YAY!  We're having a fab blog hop to celebrate with a mega prize, so you definitely don't want to miss it! 

Some of the Whimsy gals are showing sneak peeks of these fantastic new stamps in the run up to new release day, so be sure to hop on over to their blogs to take a look!  Bev has created a gorgeous card using one stamp and Crystal, Debbie and myself (Simonne) have created fabby cards using another stamp.  (I'm not going to tell you what these stamps are called - you'll have to visit our blogs to find out, hee hee!)
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I am so pleased to introduce you to the wonderful Nadine, all the way from Germany, as today's Whimsy featured stamper!  Do pop on over to Nadine's blog and have a nosey around, as it is packed full of wonderful creations!

Nadine recently purchased some of our wonderful Whimsy Meljen Designs digi stamps, and here are some of the cards she has created...

First is this lovely card using Cutie Crab digi stamp. Isn't he just the sweetest crab ever? I love the colours Nadine has picked for this card and that wonderful brown 'seaweed' is the perfect finishing touch!

Next is a card using the cute Turtle's Little Star digi stamp.  I love how the backing paper picks up the stars and dotted trails of the stamp, and of course those starfish flower centres are perfect!

Finally here is a card Nadine has made using the very special FREE donkey digi stamp which was created by Meljen Designs in honor of our stamping friend Michelle Oatman who recently had a life changing accident which left her with the loss of her right eye. You can download this image and read all about the very special card drive that is currently going on for Michelle HERE.

I adore the sweetest of this card - the pretty papers, beautiful flower embellishments and pearls go perfectly with that cute donkey!  I'm sure Michelle will love this card!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Whimsy creations with us, Nadine!

We'd love to share YOUR Whimsy creations here on this blog.  So if you would like to be featured stamper just like Nadine, please send us an email with links to your blog.

Woodland Fairy....

Hello everyone today I have a card to share with you using this Fun Digital image from Meljen's Designs "Woodland Fairy" available here at Whimsy Stamps...

I really enjoyed coloring this cute image with my Copic Markers, I added some glitter to my flowers for an extra sparkle.I hope you enjoyed my card and have a fun safe weekend!!

Two cards to share in honor of Michelle and Bella!!

Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I made for two special events over at Whimsy where Denise and the rest of the team are trying to share the love with those in need.

The first is a card I created for Michelle Oatman who recently suffered a tragic accident which has left her with the loss of her right eye. The stamping community is once again coming together to show support for Michelle by sending her well wishes and cards. The Whimsy team is proud to support the card drive being held by our Senior Designer Debbie Eastman and the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge blog for Michelle.

The donkey image on my card is created by owner and artist for Meljen's Designs. The sentiment is created by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs to coordinate with this image. Both are available to download for FREE. You can download this freebie set now by visiting the main store page at Whimsy. You can find more information about Michelle, her mailing info, and this card drive on the Spoon Full of Sugar Blog. We would love to flood Michelle's mailbox with happy mail!!

My second creation is one I made for Bella.
Bella is a member of the same gymnastics group as Whimsy's Senior Designer Erin's daughter, and is a very brave little girl, eight years old, who has been through a horrific experience that will change her life forever. She has been through so much. You can read all about Bella and her story HERE

For Bella's card I used the Hang in There Digital image and sentiments from Whimsy as well as the rubber sentiment Whimsy Circle Postmarks. The image is completely paper pieced. The image panel is a pocket where the ticket sticks can pulled out of.

Erin is hoping that we can all shower Bella with cards for the rest of the month. We all are crafting anyway....So, please, if you have the time, send a card to Bella!! It does not have to be a new card. It can be one from your stash. We want that PO Box stuffed to the brim everyday with cards from around the world! Let's send Bella wishes and smiles!!! How many cards do you think we can get?????

The mailing address is:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box199
Londonderry NH
03053 USA

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great day!


Paper Flower Tutorial


Today I'm going to share with you my paper flower tutorial. It's simple, but I think the flowers look nice and effective.

You can see the flower in the card below.

(I posted this card here on the Whimsy Inspirations blog on Friday, but as I made the tutorial along with this card, I’m posting it again. )

The image is Trimming the Tree, designed by Crissy Armstrong; the sentiment is from theTrimming the Tree sentiment set designed by Ann Vento.

And now, the tutorial - I will try to explain it step by step, but I think the photos show it well enough, too. It will be photos first and then a short explanation. :)

All you need for this flower is a piece of cardstock, or paper in any colour you wish, distress ink pad, I prefer Vintage Photo, a brad and a pen.

First step is to draw rectangles, yes rectangles, not circles. I always draw five of them, I start from the biggest one and go to the smallest, last one.

Next step is to tear the paper rectangles like in the photo, make sure you tear close to the line you drew.

Now you take each rectangle, one by one and fold it in the middle like in the photo, to get a triangle and after you've done that, you just tear it from the top, but just a little, not to the bottom line.

Then you unfold it and fold it again using two other corners of the rectangle tearing them in the same way. You repeat that with every rectangle.

When you're done with that, this is what you should get.

Now just crumple all five rectangles like in the photo.

Uncrumple them and use your distress ink pad to distress all of them. Make sure you distress well all the edges and you can distress the surface, too.

And this is what you should get (the photo above)

Now crumple all the rectangles again and uncrumple them. You can repeat it for the third time, too.

Put rectangles one over the other, starting with the biggest one, the smallest one should be on top. Just make sure that torn parts of one rectangle don’t go over the torn parts of the other rectangle.

Put a brad in the centre of the rectangles.

Now it's time to make a pretty flower out of the thing you got.

I must say that I always attach flower to my card first and then start arranging it, it's much easier that way.

First, crumple it a little, move some of the parts of the flower forward so it doesn't look flat and then start rolling the torn edges like in the photo. It really doesn't matter if you roll one side on the inside and another one on the outside, for me it looks prettier when it's kind of messy.

And this is what you should get at the end!

I hope you liked my tutorial, let me know what you think and also if you have some questions, suggestions or corrections, don't hesitate to speak. :)

You can find the image and the sentiment I used on this card and also many other beautiful images and sentiments in the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Thank you for reading this tutorial and have a great day!