Special Guest - Cherry Nelson

Hello, Whimsy friends!  It's Cherry Nelson back with you today.  While the 4th has passed, I still wanted to share this cute card made for Whimsy Stamps.  It has been so fun creating with their line of dies. My love for red, white, and blue runs deep all year long. I enjoy decorating and creating with our patriotic colors through the summer months and not just through the 4th.

I once again played with the Shaker Maker Combo die set.  This time I used the large square stitched frame and of course created it to be a shaker!  This frame is so cool because it is large and you can fill it up with all kinds of goodies.  

I had fun fussy cutting some faux scramble letters.  I adhered them to some chipboard to give them some dimension and strength and than glued them into place.  Some buttons, sequins, and confetti in matching colors were than added. 

 I wanted some matching flowers so I used the Peony Flower Die to create some perfectly coordinated paper blooms.  Using a foam mat with a good flower ball stylus tool really helps to give your blooms some texture and shape.  I love how these navy blue ones ended up looking like frayed denim after I was done.  

Well my friends that is it for me....hope you enjoyed my "Freedom Bird" shaker card!
XOXO, Cherry

Shaker Maker Combo Die SetPeony Flower Die - Whimsy Stamps

Our July Digital Guest Designer and Another Fabulous Digital Team Tutorial!

Cathy Arenzana
The lovely Cathy Arenzana agreed to come
moonlighting with us over on the Digital Design Team
for the month of July. You will of course know Cathy from the Video Team!
Cathy did a wonderful job of showcasing some of our July release and 
I am so happy to share all of her gorgeous creations with you now.
Click through to her blog via the images for the full details.

Cathy created the sweetest card with this fabulous image Sherbert
from our Pollycraft Collection, combining it with the
perfect paper from our Licorice Paper Pad.

This super cute image Dino T Rex is by our lovely Crissy Armstrong and Cathy has created
the cutest card with this fab image. The fun sentiment is from the Cow Party Set and the papers are
 from the Giraffe Paper Pad. The balloons from the Happy Everything set finish this card off a treat!

Cathy's final fabulous creation used the super cute Dustin Pike image Gnome Fishing.
Cathy paired it with fab paper from the Giraffe Paper Pad and a lovely Wonky Stitched Die frame.

Thanks Cathy for sharing your wonderful talents with us,
your creations are all gorgeous and we look forward to seeing more of
your gorgeous creations over on the Whimsy Video Team.

Now it's time to share another fabulous

The lovely Lisabeth from our Digital Design Team has created an utterly fabulous tutorial
for us today and I'm especially excited, as it's her first tutorial sharing her talent with pencils!

Penguin Candy Cane

To follow along with Lisabeth's amazing colouring, just click on the video link below.
Put on your favourite music, grab your pencils and if you don't own this sweet Rubber Image,
you can grab it in the Digital Version, for instant download, no need to wait!
Thumbnail links to both versions of the image below.

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
White: PC938
Grey (cold): PC1059, PC1060, PC1061
Orange: PC1003, PC118, PC122, PC947
Grey (warm): PC1072, PC1074, PC1076
Purple: PC1026, PC956, PC1008, PC996
Black: PC1063, PC1065, PC1067, PC935
Blue: PC1087, PC1024, PC1025, PC1101, PC901

I just find Lisabeth's colouring utterly mesmerising!
If you enjoy the tutorial be sure to leave her a comment on her YouTube channel
or here on our Inspiration blog. It's always so nice to read your comments!

Here is Lisabeth's gorgeous finished creation with this sweet Crissy Armstrong image.

I just love this finished design, the richness of these colours
against the kraft card background, the colours so totally POP!

 Huge thanks to our amazing Digital Diva Lisabeth Vefall for this fabulous Digital Tutorial!
You can read all about Lisabeth's creative journey with this tutorial
on her personal blog which is linked via her image below.

We hope you will enjoy creating along with Lisabeth's awesome tutorial and remember
to share your creation if you give this a go after watching her fabulous video.
We'd love for you to share it in our Facebook Group, so we can join the fun.
You can also tag Lisabeth there, to ask any questions you may have.

We will of course be back again next month with another fabulous Digital Team Tutorial!
So be sure you stop back then, there's always so much to see and inspiration to be had
here on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog. Be sure to check out all our current
gorgeous Digital Releases too, via the banner below.

The Digital Divas will be back next with our August Release,
I know right?! August!! It's approaching fast and we're excited to share
all the joys and goodies Whimsy has for you in August very soon.
Have a wonderful week and happy creating xoxo

Fresh Friday - Take 2

Hi Whimsy friends. We are back with week 2 featuring this grouping of products for our Fresh Friday feature.   All products are currently 20% off.

We've got 3 great stamp sets - Frosty Wishes, Candy Cane Lane and Snow Flurry. Two great die collections include Primitive Shaker Shapes and Wonky Window 3. We finish off the collection with the super fabulous Snow Dangle stencil.

Andrea is sharing a gorgeous winter shaker card today featuring the Snow Dangle stencil, Snow Flurry stamp set and Wonky Window 3 die. The scene she has created is so peaceful and makes you feel like you are looking through a window to a gorgeous outdoor scene.

Toni is on hand with 2 cards today. Her first one uses the super cute Frosty Wishes. We love the clean and simple design and all the white space.

Toni's second card is so clever using the Primitive Shaker Shapes dies to create a beautiful flower bouquet. Toni has also used the Panda Butt set (for the flower stems), Butterflies (for the sentiment) and the Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats (for the honeycomb texture).

Special Guest - Julianne Foyil

Special Guest Julianne Foyil is back with more "Christmas in July" inspiration!

To see how this card was created, please watch the video below or over on Julianne's YouTube Channel.

Thank you, Julianne, for the fabulous inspiration!

Cookies for Santa Rubber Cling StampEveryday Scripted Sentiments Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

WINNERS Announcement

Hello, Whimsy friends!  Thank you for joining us for our collaboration with Therm O Web!  We hope you were inspired by all of the amazing projects featured by both teams.

It's time to announce the winners of the Whimsy Stamps and Therm O Web gift certificates!  These winners were randomly selected from all of the comments left on the various collaboration posts on the Whimsy blog.  To see the winners from the Therm O Web blog, be sure to head over there.

The winner of the $25 Whimsy Stamps gift certificate was chosen from Iris's post on Tuesday:

I would normally shy away from neon colours, but today's cards make me want to try them for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

The winner of the $25 Therm O Web gift certificate was chosen from Kimberly's post on Thursday:

Love the fun cupcake cards!

The winner of the Instagram giveaway of the $25 Whimsy Stamps gift certificate is @rightbrainart.

Winners, please email whimsystamps@gmail.com within 7 days to claim your prize.  Be sure to include "Therm O Web Collaboration Winner" as the subject line and list the prize you won.

Release Day with 9 new Products

Welcome back friends! We are excited to share another new release with you. This time, we have 4 new clear stamp sets, 2 new red rubber background stamps, 1 red rubber image stamp, and 2 standalone die collections, 1 of which is another awesome and fun Slimline die - with a fun twist.

Click on the individual photos below to be taken directly to the that product or click here to see all of the new release.

Don't forget that all orders over $75 ship for FREE in the US and that we also have an amazing loyalty program where you can earn free products. Click here for those details.

Here are 16 amazing projects from our designers to inspire you. We hope you love this release as much as we do. We would love to hear what your favorite product is. Happy shopping and happy crafting! 

Whimsy Digital Design Divas ~ July Wrap Up

Welcome back to another Digital Divas Showcase,
we are doing our monthly 'wrap up' a little early,
as we have a special treat for you next week,
so watch this space, you won't be disappointed!!

But today, we will share with you all the gorgeous creations,
that have yet to be shared from our fabulous creative crew.
These gals knock it outta the park every month
and I like to show ALL their creations,
and this is the post to do that.

So we will be sharing creations from all our designers,
and some that the gals have created using clear and rubber designs.
So grab a BIG cuppa, this is gonna be a goodun'.

 These fantastic Digital Scenes by Barbara Sproatmeyer featuring her
gorgeous Polka Dot Pals characters are now available in store
as ready made scenes all set to just start colouring!

Now we have a few extra creations the team have made using
other images from our fabulously talented artists.

If you missed our New Release post, be sure to go back and check that out here
our first two showcases for July you can find here and here.

We will be back next week with another gorgeous tutorial by our lovely Lisabeth.
You won't want to miss it, so be sure to check back!

You can click through on the thumbnails below to check out the July line up
or click through on our Whimsy banner below to head straight to the store.

Some of our images were released in June, but we are showcasing in July,
so there are some extra thumbnails below to visit and swoon over.

Hugs and happy crafting from us all,