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Special Guest - Marsha Farris


Hello, Whimsy fans!  Today we welcome the gifted Marsha Farris back to the blog.

Hey, friends! Marsha Farris here with you again today, sharing a traveler's notebook layout for my final guest design post for Whimsy Stamps.

I created this spread to document a photo with my two sons, taken on Mother's Day this year. I began the layout by adding stamped splatters to each page with the Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats Stamps and light gray ink. This stamp set makes creating mixed media backgrounds so quick and easy! Next, I trimmed two strips of patterned paper from the Starring Hearts 6x6 Paper Pack and adhered them to the top of both pages. I did a bit more stamping at the top and bottom of the pages with the Get In Line Stamps using black and light gray ink. Next, I layered a few patterned papers from the same paper pack behind the photo. 

I typed my journaling, trimmed it into strips, and added it below the photo. I also trimmed out a few triangle pieces from a patterned paper and added them to the page. I love the pop of yellow this provides!

Using the Happy Large Word Die and a few patterned papers, I cut out the word "happy" three times to serve as a portion of the title. I completed the title with puffy gray letter stickers. 

Thank you, Whimsy Stamps, for having me as a guest designer! I have enjoyed creating with these amazing products! 

Thank you, Marsha, for this wonderful inspiration!  
To see more of Marsha's work, be sure to visit her blog and Instagram account.

Special Guest - Crystal Komara

Hello, Whimsy fans!  We are delighted to welcome the sweet Crystal Komara to the Whimsy blog!

Hello Whimsy friends!  This is Special Guest Designer Crystal Komara here with you today and I'm thrilled that the ladies behind Whimsy Stamps invited me back to be a guest for all things Halloween, because it my my favorite time of the year to make cards!  Whimsy Stamps has some of the best Halloween themed products around from zombies and aliens to gravestones and haunted houses.   Today I am sharing a card made using the oh-so-spooky-cute stamp set, Candy Corn Dress Up

I just love these cute little candy corns and I wanted to color them in non-traditional colors, hence the addition of pink.  But wait, there's more - it's a shaker card too!  Because cards are just infinitely more fun when they move and shake!  

Card details: 

The base of this A2 sized card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  Using the Wonky Window 4 die, I die cut the frame from the same white cardstock. 

I lined the back of frame with a piece of acetate:

I then made sure to line over the the acetate with foam adhesive, end-to-end so that no sequins could fall out:

On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Bristol White Smooth cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry:

I placed color sequins in the coordinating color section of the background (so that they would remain separated when I added my shaker frame).   I stamped the Candy Corn Dress Up images in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers.  I used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images, in lieu of fussy cutting.  

Using a piece of black glitter cardstock, I cut the haunted house using the Slimline Hill House die.  I only wanted the haunted house portion, so I cut it down to size.  I adhered the haunted house to the card using a Tombow adhesive runner. 

I adhered the candy corn characters to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "Hauntingly Sweet" in Versamark ink on black cardstock.  This sentiment is also included the Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder and adhered it to the top left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive. 

I hope you have enjoyed this fun Halloween inspired shaker card.   Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!

XO, Crystal 

P.S. - Are YOU ready for Whimsy Stamps annual 31 Nights of Halloween?!

Get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration all month long!  It's seriously spooktacular!  

Special Guest - Rachel Alvarado


Hello, Whimsy friends!  We are super excited to welcome the lovely Rachel Alvarado 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! ❤️

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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.