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June 2011, Issue 1

Wee Snippet Rubber Stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong

Showgirl

Just !! d release Rubber Stamp illustrated by KennyK Created by Iris Wiechmann, details on page 24

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Card by Lori Pachkowsky, details on page 6

Minna Paajanen teaches you step-by-step how to watercolor using Distress Inks! Plenty of photos included to guide you and help you along the way!

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Distress Ink Coloring Tutorial Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine June 2011, Issue 1

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Never-before-seen projects using the NEW June 2011 stamps

Two step-by-step tutorials with tons of pictures and detailed instructions

Summer-themed creations to get those creative juices flowing

Project spotlights on Girl Power! using KennyK images

Whimsy spotlights its customers

Highlights of digital creations

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Contents The Tidbits 3 A Note from the Editors 4 About Whimsy 5 Introducing… The Whimsy Rubber Artists!

Do It Yourself! (Tutorials)

12 Distress Ink Coloring by Minna Paajanen 24 Shadow Box Card by Iris Wiechmann 31

Hot Air Balloons by Ann Vento

42 Buzzworthy

The Usual 36 A Closer Look

Project Spotlights 6

Fairytales and Daydreams

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Girl Power!

37 Whimsy Rewind 43 Digi Highlights 48 Customer Spotlight

20 Summertime Bliss

The Nitty Gritty Product Spotlights

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Magazine Call

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Whimsy DT Links

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The Whimsy Connection and The Fine Print

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Our Retailers

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Credits and Contacts

28 Sentimental Stamping 35 Countryside Scenery 40 Animals Collection ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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A note from Denise… Dear Friends, It is with great joy and excitement that we bring you our very first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. This has been a dream of ours for a while now and we hope you will be inspired by the various projects, cards, and samples filling it’s pages. Whether you have a passion for card making, scrapbooking, or creating hand made gifts we are sure you will find new and fun ways to use your Whimsy Stamps products. This free issue is our way to say thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Whimsy and to all of our artists. Whimsy has some of the best customers around and we are very grateful to each and every one of you. We strive to bring you beautiful and creative products each and every month and we hope this magazine will give you new ideas and ways to use them. Thank you for bringing us into your craft rooms and for allowing us to be part of your creative process! I also want to say a very special thank you to our Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. Ann is the creative talent behind this magazine, without her this dream would have not become a reality. I am in awe of her talent and generosity in giving of her time to create this amazing publication. Hugest of thanks to you, my friend!

 ...and a note from Ann

Happy Stamping, Denise

Dear fellow crafters, A while back, the idea of this magazine was conceived and as I’m writing this, I still can’t believe that it has finally been born! We are so grateful that you have taken some of your precious time to look through the Whimsy creations and tutorials that the design team has brought to you. We’ve all been working hard to bring to life what we hope will be something to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing. The venture of making this magazine has been unbelievably wonderful. With Denise at the helm, you know that you’re doing something for a wonderful company that truly cares about its artist, design team members, and most of all, its customers. Whimsy is truly a one-of-a-kind company and to be able to be a part of it is amazing. We are grateful for the support that you’ve given us throughout the years and hope that we can continue to show you that we deserve your loyalty. As you flip through these pages, remember that all of these projects were not only created with our hands, but also with our whole hearts. We hope you enjoy the magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you!

Noteworthy Dates

Whimsy hugs, Ann

May 18, 2011 18 rubber stamps were released along with two dies! Check out this issue for new DT creations using these images and dies. June 1, 2011 New digital stamps were made available, including from the new Whimsy digital artist: StampArt Design by Kathryne. In May, we also added a new artist on board: Moon Cookie Gallery. You can find more about these new artists on page 42. We also added 11 new members to the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team who will be providing you with a lot of new inspiration. June 15, 2011 15 rubber stamps and two new dies were released! Join us for our blog hop to celebrate. There will be many opportunities to win the new stamps and as always, an opportunity to be inspired by the design team!

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About Whimsy Whimsy Stamps is a family owned and operated stamp company located in the USA, but we ship worldwide. We opened for business back in November of 2008 with the goal to bring fun and unique stamping supplies to our customers which would bring joy and creativity to all types of crafting projects. Whimsy Stamps started with our first two rubber stamp collections – the Animals and Kids lines. Over the past almost 3 years, we have had the privilege to add new artists to our team and grow our collection of rubber stamps to a selection of over 150 stamps! Whimsy Stamps now also has a vast selection of digital stamps and papers as well as custom digital graphics. And we recently added our own line of custom rubber stamps, made up of designs which can be customized with names, addresses, blog information - pretty much anything you can think of, our artist Ann can help you create to make that one of a kind rubber stamp! And we can’t forget our new Whimsy Shapeology Dies Collection. An exclusive collection of metal cutting dies which coordinate and compliment our rubber stamp products. We are very lucky to have amazing artists, who give of their creativity and talents and share the most wonderful designs with all of us. Huge thanks to Crissy Armstrong, KennyK, Meljen’s Designs, Raindrop Echo Designs, Moon Cookie Gallery, and StampArt Design by Kathryne for helping to make our crafting projects special and one of a kind! As you can see Whimsy has grown and grown over the past few years and we are excited for the future and what it will bring. We want to thank all of our wonderful customers for their continued support. We have big plans and ideas in the works and we can’t wait to share all of them with you!

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Introducing... Crissy Armstrong

Raindrop Echo Designs (Sentiments Collection) Ann Vento

KennyK Kenny Kiernan

Meljen’s Designs Melissa Jenkins ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Fairytales and Daydreams Project Spotlight

On May 18, 2011 we released several new fairytale-themed images by Crissy Armstrong and Meljen’s Designs along with matching sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs. One of this issue's Project Spotlight is to showcase never-before-seen design team creations using these wonderful images and sentiments!

Wee Snippet Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Wee Snippet by Crissy Armstrong; Coloring Medium: Copics and Prismacolour pencils; Paper: BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad; Accessories/tools: lace paper doily, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, blue rhinestone gems, pearl brad from Eyelet Outlet, blue ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons, die cut shape and stand from Die Cut Dreams

Love

Card created by DT Member Marley van der Heijden

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wee Snippet and Mystic by Crissy Armstrong, Magical Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring Medium: Copic markers; Paper: Crate Paper; Accessories/ tools: flowers, roses, pearl swirl, pearl brad, Stickles ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Fairytales and Daydreams Project Spotlight

Giggle

Card created by Digi DT Member Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps (all illustrated by Meljen’s Designs) Happy Little Gnome, Garden Birdhouse, Garden Fence, Simple Butterfly (digi), and Little Cloud (digi), Stampin’ Up! Warm Words; Coloring medium: Copic markers, Derwent Coloursoft pencils blended with baby oil; Accessories/ tools: paper piercing tool kit, Stampin’ Up! Large Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Grass Punch, pop up dots, buttons, Prima flowers, brads, hemp twine, Stickles in Dazzling Diamonds

Mystic Card created by DT Member Marley van der Heijden Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Mystic by Crissy Armstrong, Magical Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Color medium: Copic markers; Paper: Kaisercraft; Accessories/tools: roses, flowers, Ranger Liquid Pearl Pen, Stickles

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Learn more about how you earn money with your purchases at Whimsy Stamps! What are rewards points? Reward points are given to each item in the Whimsy Stamps online store, except for gift certificates. There are no points given for these. Each product has its own point value. How can I use my rewards points? Reward points are basically the same as cash; consider them to be Whimsy money! For example: if you have 100 points that is equal to $1.00. Can I save my rewards points? Yes, points can be saved and used as you choose. You can save all accumulated points to use on one future order or you can use accumulated points each time you order. When are new points added to my customer account? New points are added to customer accounts as orders are processed. Please be patient with us, as we will manually need to add points to your account. We will move pending points to accounts on a daily basis. You may not see your points immediately, but we will add them as soon as possible. How often will I receive reward points? New points are added each time you place a new order. You will accumulate the number of points for the items you purchased. For example: if you purchase three $3.00 digital stamps, you will be awarded 9 rewards points. What products receive rewards points? All products available at Whimsy have reward point values except for gift certificates. Gift certificate purchases do not accumulate points. However orders placed using gift certificate balances will accumulate new points. How do I redeem my rewards points? During the check out process you can enter the points you would like to apply to your order before confirming your order. Please note that once you confirm your order any rewards points entered for redemption will be deleted from your account. Also please note that if you forget to use your points when checking out, you will need to save them for the next order you place. We cannot edit orders to change or add reward points. Thank you for your understanding.

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Girl Power Power!! Project Spotlight

KennyK for Whimsy Stamps is a collection of sassy, sexy, fun, and fabulous characters with style and attitude! These designs are sure to shake up your creations. And whether you are looking for something cool and hip or a bit more on the wild side – the KennyK Rubber Stamps Collection is sure to have just what you’re looking for. New designs are released each month and we have backgrounds and sentiments to compliment these ultra cool rubber stamps! Take a look at the ways our DT have used these fabulous stamps!

L ife of the Party

Card created by DT Member Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Alice Chains by KennyK, Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs, Time Flies by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: Maja Design; Accessories/tools: Hug Snug seam binding, Making Memories brads, IamRoses flowers, Inkssentials Crackle Accents, Michaels cheese cloth, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

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Girl Power Power!! Project Spotlight

Cheers to you

Card created by DT Member Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vikki Lee Vicious by KennyK, Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: KI Memories, K&Company, Papertrey Ink; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Tag die, Kaiser Kraft Pearls, IamRoses flowers, Making Memories brads, Tim Holtz Film Strip, Hug Snug seam binding, charms and metal embellishments

Got Attitude Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bling Baby by KennyK; Film Strip Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring Medium: Copics; Paper: Bo Bunny Ad Lib Papers; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, Prima Marketing flowers, pearls, rhinestone brads, ribbon from Michael’s, Tim Holtz Edge Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain (sponged at edges)

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Girl Power Power!! Project Spotlight

Card created by DT Member Minna Paajanen

Sassy & Fabulous

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Kitty Katasthrophe by KennyK, Film Strip Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Coloring with Distress Inks, image stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on to the Canson Montval Aquarelle 300g, sentiment stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee); Paper: Prima Moulin Rouge, Bazzill Brown; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, flowers from Prima and Papirdesign, gauze, Tim Holtz tickets, Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard corners, lace, white paint, gauze is colored with homemade mist using Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Lady Raven Card created by Digi DT Member Alissa Wells Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lady Raven by KennyK; Coloring medium/ink: Tim Holtz Black Soot, Prismacolor pencils with Odorless Mineral Spirits; Papers: Scarlett by Glitz Design; Accessories/ tools: The Girls Paperie brad, machine stitching, lace, Micron pen; EK Success border punch, doodling template, Distrezz-It-All

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Do It Yourself! Tutorial by Minna Paajanen First I would like to say that there are so many different ways to color with Distress Inks and this is just one way (my way) that I color with this medium. I’m really not an expert, I just love to color with these and wanted to share my technique with you! - Minna Supplies: Whimsy Stamps Queens Cutie by KennyK, Canson Montval Aquarelle watercolor paper; two different sizes of ZIG waterbrushes: Medium (green) and Detail (yellow); Distress Inks (I use both refills and pads), and Archival Ink in Jet Black for stamping, acrylic blocks to use as palettes

Step 1 For colors which I have refills for, I place small drops of each color onto the acrylic block. For colors that I do not have refills for, I stamp the pad onto another block.

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Step 2 I always start with the face using Tattered Rose. I color the face all over with this color using the Detail-sized waterbrush.

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Do It Yourself! Tutorial by Minna Paajanen Step 4

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I create shadows on her face with the color Tea Dye. I try to imagine where the light is coming from, which is really difficult for me. In this case, I visualize that the light is coming from the left, so naturally, the right side of her face should be darker because it is in the shadows. I color in such a way that the color will be lighter towards the center of her face. To create the shadows around the nose, I also use Tea Dye, but it must be done very carefully.

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I end up with something like the picture to the right above.

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Step 7 Now I am almost done coloring the face. We only need to color the cheeks and the lips.

6 Step 6 I use one more color, Vintage Photo, for the deepest areas on the face. For this color, I have to use Distress Ink Pads because I don’t have this as a refill.

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Do It Yourself! Tutorial by Minna Paajanen Step 8

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For the cheeks and lips, I often use Aged Mahogany, or sometimes Worn Lipstick. If you use Aged Mahogany, you have to put it very carefully because it is a very strong color. I have used Aged Mahogany for the cheeks on the picture to the left. As you can see, I’ve only put it as little spots on her cheeks.

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Step 9 And now the face is colored!

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Step 10 I chose to color the shirt Victorian Velvet. I always start by laying down the color the same way: on the edges.

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Step 11 I try to color in such a way that it is lighter towards the other side (left), which is where the light is coming from.

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For the shadows, I often use the combination of whatever color that I’m using and Black Soot. For this example, to create the shadows for this image, I used Victorian Velvet and Black Soot. I mixed them together on an acrylic block and laid the color down on the opposite side of where the light is coming from. Sometimes, if I want shadows that are a little bit deeper, I use only Black Soot. For really light shadows, I use Pumice Stone.

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Here I have colored in and blended the shadows.

I have added Victorian Velvet again on top of the shadows.

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Step 15 I have blended only a little this time to create a more dramatic shadow. If you want an even deeper shadow, you can add Black Soot and then color it over again with Victorian Velvet.

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Step 16 For the sleeves of the shirt, I use Pumice Stone.

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After coloring the sleeves with Pumice Stone, I then added Black Soot for the shadows.

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Step 18 And now we’ve colored her shirt!

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Step 19 For the trousers, I use the color Weathered Wood. Again, I start coloring on the edges where the shadows should be.

Step 20 I pull the color towards where the light is coming from. Here I have colored almost all of the trousers.

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Step 22 Here I have used only a little bit of Black Soot to create the shadows and then blended it.

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Step 21 For the shadows I use Black Soot.

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Step 23 Next are the shoes. I use the color Antique Linen first.

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Step 24 Here I have colored the shoes Antique Linen and then added the color Pumice Stone to the bottom of the shoe.

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Step 25 Now I have colored the bottom of the shoe and the upper part, too.

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To create the shadows, I use the colors Vintage Photo and Black Soot.

This is how it looks after fishing the shadows in the shoe.

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You can create even deeper shadows with the color Walnut Stain.

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Here I have colored the shadows with Walnut Stain and added a little bit more Black Soot for the bottom. I think it needed it!

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Step 30 Almost done! Only the hair left. I use Antique Linen first and sparingly add the color here and there.

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Step 31 I blend and color the hair with Antique Linen.

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Step 15 For the sleeves of the shirt, I use Pumice Stone.

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At this time, I add Walnut Stain for the shadows. Sometimes I use Vintage Photo and after that, Walnut Stain.

Step 34 And she looks like this now! Finally the image is completely colored, but I always add one extra thing: highlights! You can use an Opaque White pen or white paint. Yes, I often use white acrylic paint for my projects and I sometimes use it to add highlights to my images, too!

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Step 33 Here, I feel that it’s still a little bit too light so I add Walnut Stain for shadows using the same technique.

35 Step 35 Finally the image is ready!

ou’ve I hope y this enjoyed l! tutoria - Minna

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Now available at Whimsy Stamps!

Beautiful Digital Papers

By Moon Cookie Gallery

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Project Spotlight

Summertime

We have new designs for all your summer time creations. Meet our newest guys Bart's BBQ and Surfer Dude. Both of these guys sure know how to have their summer fun! Bart's grillin' it up and Surfer Dude is ready to hit the waves. If you need one for the girls, how about the gorgeous Journey into the Sea - a mythical mermaid on her own adventure or the dainty Fairy Daydreams sitting quietly among the flowers. We also have a new sassy KennyK image, Showgirl, which is also perfect for summer-themed cards!

Summertime Card created by DT Member Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart’s BBQ by Crissy Armstrong; Coloring medium: Copic markers; Papers: Jillibean Soup; Accessories/tools: Letter stickers, Martha Stewart border punch, Butterfly mini punch, EK Success flower punch, pearls, Stickles

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Project Spotlight Power of Love Card created by DT Member Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Showgirl by KennyK, Magical Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: colored with Distress Inks, image stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on Canson Montval Aquarelle 300gsm, sentiment stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee); Papers: Prima Sweet Fairy, Bazzill grey; Accessories/tools: Kort&Godt flowers, Magnolia Stamps flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Ranger Crackle Paint in Picket Fence and Weathered Wood, white acrylic paint, silver glitter glue, gauze, lace, tickets Card

created by Senior DT Member Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Bling Baby by KennyK; Film Strip Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring Medium: Copics; Paper: Bo Bunny Ad Lib Papers; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, Prima Marketing flowers, pearls, rhinestone brads, ribbon from Michael’s, Tim Holtz Edge Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain (sponged at edges)

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Good Times

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Card created by Senior DT Member Vicki Parson Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart's BBQ by Crissy Armstrong, Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ inks: Black Brilliance ink pad, Distress Inks, Copics; Papers: Black, Cryogen White, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Accessories/tools: glitter pen, Prima Flowers, black rhinestones, black ribbon, Stickles

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Project Spotlight

Card created by Guest DT Member Deb Routledge Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Journey into the Sea by Crissy Armstrong; Coloring medium: Copics and Prismacolor pencils; Paper: Webster’s Pages Petite Papers; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps charm embellishment, Marianne Designs die

Journey by Sea Card created by Senior DT Member Vicki Parson Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Surfer Dude by KennyK, Time Flies by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Black Brilliance ink pad, distress inks, Copics; Paper: Yellow, Red, Cryogen White, Black Glitter, Stampin’ Up! papers ; Accessories/ tools: glitter pen, Crystal lacquer, chipboard, circle cutter, black glitter brads

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Gone Surfin’

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Project Spotlight Smiles across the Miles

Card created by DT Member Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fairy Daydreams by Crissy Armstrong, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: colored with Distress Inks, image stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on Canson Montval Aquarelle 300gsm, sentiment stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee); Papers: Prima Annalee and Melissa Frances 5th Avenue, Bazzill grey; Accessories/tools: Flowers from Prima, Kort&Godt and Wild Orchid Crafts, gauze, tag from Maja Design, Wilton doilies, lace, charms, Prima chipboard, Ranger Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, silver glitter glue, white acrylic paint

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Do It Yourself!

Shadow Box Card Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann

Senior Designer Iris Wiechmann shows you how to create this stunning Shadow Box Card! Follow along with her and learn how to…… Do

It Yourself!

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colored image (show here: Whimsy Stamps Showgirl) sentiment – if desired 2 pieces of cardstock 7.5 x 5.5 inches (red in my sample) 1 piece of cardstock 5.5 x 5.5 inches (blue in my sample) 1 piece of designer paper 5.5 x 5.5 inches dies to cut out window scoring board & bone folder glue, Scor-Tape embellishments more cardstock and designer paper for decoration

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Do It Yourself!

Shadow Box Card Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann

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Step 1 Score the 2 red cardstock pieces (7.5 x 5.5 inches) at 0.5, 1.0, 6.5 and 7 inches

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Step 2 Adhere the 5.5 x 5.5 designer paper piece to one of the red cardstock pieces (see photo). This is now the front of your card.

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Step 3 Cut out the window where you want it to be using your preferred dies. In my sample my window is in the center of the card and I used Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities. After cutting out the window, fold the cardstock on the scored lines as shown in the photo.

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Shadow Box Card Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann

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Using the second piece of 7.5 x 5.5 red cardstock (the inside and back of your card), adhere the 5.5 x 5.5 piece of blue cardstock and the image. I cut out my image using the same size of dies. Use the card front as template to make sure the image is positioned right and can be seen through the window. Fold red cardstock on scored lines.

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Step 5 Decorate the back of the card (which is the back of the second piece of red cardstock). I usually use my cut out, left over pieces from the window.

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Shadow Box Card Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann

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Step 7 Now it’s time to assemble the card. To hold the front and back piece firmly together I used Scor-Tape. Apply the tape between the 0.5 inch score line and the outside on both sides. Align the front and back piece of the card and press firmly together. This is how your card should look now:

5 Now you can just add the rest of your embellies like rhinestones and Stickles. torial d the tu e y jo n e ou h it! I hope y e fun wit and hav

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Shadow box card by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Showgirl by KennyK, Fast Lane Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copic airbrush system, Prismacolor pencils; Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop; Accessories/tools: Spellbinders dies, Marianne Design dies, flowers, rhinestones, brads, ribbon, Stickles

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Product Spotlight

Sentimental stamping Have you finished a project but it still needs a little something? Are you at a loss for words? Need the perfect saying? Why not add a Whimsy Stamps sentiment to your creations as a final finishing touch! Whimsy Stamps has a large variety of wonderful and creative sentiment designs which are a perfect compliment to your creations. We have many options in rubber and digital format for just about every occasion. There are our ever popular Ticket Sentiments and Letter Seals in rubber as well as simple or more lengthy sayings in digital and we can’t forget our fun backgrounds too. The possibilities are endless!

Lazy Summer Days Card created by Senior DT Member Ann Vento Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Summer Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Ranger Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (for edge distressing); Papers: Cosmo Cricket Salt Air; Accessories/ tools: Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Salmon, Ranger Liquid Pearls in Mint Green, Spellbinders Fancy Labels 3 die, Marianne Design die, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, EK Success border punch, doily

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Product Spotlight

Sentimental Stamping Birthday BBQ

Card created by DT Member Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart’s BBQ by Crissy Armstrong, Birthday Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: BasicGrey Archaic; Accessories/ tools: Whimsy Stamps Banner Die Set, Whimsy Buds Cherry Blossoms, EK Success Circle Punch, ribbon, mesh ribbon, buttons, scrapper’s floss, baker’s twine, Stickles

Birthday Wishes

Card created by DT Member Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Queens Cutie by KennyK, Film Strip Sentiments and Street Art Background by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Distress Ink coloring, image stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on Canson Montval Aquarelle 300 gsm, sentiment stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee); Papers: Prima Melody, Bazzill Pink; Accessories/ tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, Prima flowers, Kort&Godt metal embellishments, gauze, Ranger Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, white acrylic paint, Street Art background embossed in Ranger Seafoam White and colored with Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain

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Product Spotlight

Sentimental Stamping You are my Sunshine

Card created by Senior DT Member Ann Vento Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Summer Letter Seals and The Good Life Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (for bottom sentiment) and salmon pigment inkpad (for ticket sentiments); Papers: Bo Bunny Gabrielle; Accessories/ tools: Whimsy Stamps Hot Air Balloon Die, Whimsy Stamps Balloon Die Set, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Cuttlebug, sewing machine for stitching, glue, thread

Card created by DT Member Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Gruffy Little Gnome by Meljen’s Designs, Magical Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Distress Ink coloring, image stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on Canson Montval Aquarelle 300gsm, sentiment stamped with Archival Ink (Coffee); Papers: Prima Madeline, Bazzill brown; Accessories/ tools: Prima flower, cocos fibre, Ranger Crackle Paint in Walnut Stain, Lefranc & Bourgeois Cotton Fibre Additive, white acrylic paint, sewing ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Do It Yourself!

Hot Air Balloons Tutorial by Ann Vento

Senior designer Ann Vento shows you how to use the Whimsy Hot Air Balloon die and Balloon die together! Follow along with her and learn how to...Do It Yourself!

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Do It Yourself!

Hot Air Balloons Tutorial by Ann Vento

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Pop the die cuts out of the dies. Your dies should look like these.

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Step 3 Snip the bottom part of the larger balloon die cut. It should look like a simple oval. Now you can layer them!

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Do It Yourself!

Hot Air Balloons Tutorial by Ann Vento

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Step 4 Using your favorite fine tipped glue, lay down glue on the bottom side of the hot air balloon.

Step 5 And it’s that easy! Now you can use the hot air balloon die by itself or add some interesting papers and layering it with the balloon die!

Floating Away Card created by Senior DT Member Ann Vento Stamps: Whimsy Stamps The Good Life Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: none; Paper: Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection 6x6 paper pad; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Hot Air Balloon die, Balloon Dies Set, Cloud Dies Set, vellum (for clouds), Sakura Quickie Glue, burlap (frayed at ends) ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Product Spotlight

Countryside

scenery

Sending Smiles

Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mailed with Love by Meljen’s Designs, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Prismacolor pencils; Paper: Bo Bunny; Accessories/tools: Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Ranger Liquid Pearls, organza ribbon, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, hat pin, Ranger Stickles in Star Dust

Home, Sweet Home Card created by DT Member Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Garden Bird House by Meljen’s Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary; Accessories/ tools: Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Border Die, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, IamRoses flowers, Michael’s ribbon

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A Closer Look

Double Take! Different projects, same stamp!

Sometimes we get stuck on using our stamps the same way over and over again. Did you know that Whimsy Stamps images are very versatile and that you can make very different creations from the same stamp? Just take a look at what Lori and Deb created below using the same stamp! They’ve both used Whimsy Stamps Sick Little Bear by Meljen’s Designs and sentiments from the Get Well Soon Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs. Lori created a get well card and Deb created a get well package. How sweet of them!

Card created by Guest DT Member Deb Routledge

Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Sick Little Bear by Meljen’s Designs, Get Well Soon Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; chalk for haze around image; Papers: Close to My Heart gingham and others; Accessories/tools: suede lacing, ribbons, gold brad, faux stitching ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Sick Little Bear by Meljen’s Designs, Get Well Soon Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: Melissa Frances 5th Ave.; Accessories/tools: Prima flowers, Jolee’s Stickers, vintage ribbon

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Whimsy Rewind In this section, we will showcase some oldies, but goodies! These stamps were released a while back, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve some love, too. Enjoy these never-before-seen creations by the talented Whimsy Stamps Design Team!

Fairy Wishes Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pretty Peartunia from the Mythical Collection; Coloring medium: Prismacolour Pencils with baby oil and blending stumps; Copics for skin, hair, wings; Paper: BoBunny Vicki B Collection; Accessories/tools: Eyelet Outlet brads, Michael’s ribbon, Ranger Stardust Stickles

My Friend Card created by Senior DT Member Vicki Parson Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Summer Day Emma from the Kids Collection, Snippets 1 by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Black Brilliance ink pad, distress inks, Copics, chalks; Paper: Pink, Cryogen White, chocolate, Stampin’ Up! papers; Accessories/tools: oval punches, embossing folder, Martha Stewart daisy stickers, green pearls, lace, stickles

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Whimsy Rewind Flutter Fairy Card created by Senior DT Member Vicki Parson Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Shy-Ann from the Mythical Collection; Coloring medium: Black Brilliance ink pad, Copics, Chalks, white gel pen, distressing inks ; Paper: BasicGrey Wisteria, Lavender, Cryogen White; Accessories/tools: pearls, butterfly charm, organza ribbon, white thread, Prima flower, Martha Stewart punch, glitter

Snow Fun! Card created by Digi DT Member Margreet Burger Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Snickerdoodle Kids - Ready, Set, Duck! by Crissy Armstrong; Coloring medium/inks: Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers (E000-00-02, B91-93-95-97, C1, W0-3-5, Y21-26-28, 0); Paper: Forever Friends: Santa's on His Way, K&Company (dotted paper); Accessories/tools: snowstar brad, Flower Soft; Grand Calibur, Grand Nestabilities Labels Four, Shapeabilities Snowstars, Nellie Snellen Floral punch

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Product Spotlight

Animals Collection

The Whimsy Animals helped start it all here at Whimsy, but now they are ready for retirement - in rubber form that is! These whimsical creatures will soon be available exclusively as digital stamps here at Whimsy. But you can still order the rubber versions now, while supplies last. Once the inventory has been exhausted, only the digi versions of these sweeties will remain.

Thinking of you Card created by DT Member Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Frog from the Animal Collection; Coloring medium: Copics markers; chalk for the cheeks Paper: BasicGrey; Accessories/tools: Ribbon, fasteners, letter stickers & thickers, mini butterfly punch, roses, flowers, pearls, Stickles, white gel pen for the cheeks

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A Fond Farewell

Animals Collection Hello Friend Card created by DT Member Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Turtle from the Animal Collection; sentiment from the Friendship Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics markers; chalk for the cheeks; Paper: BasicGrey; Accessories/tools: flowers, pearls, ribbon, leaves, butterflies, pearls and stickers.

Birthday Wishes Card created by Senior DT Member Debbie Eastman Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Giraffe from the Animal Collection, Birthday Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose; Accessories/tools: Prima flowers, flat backed pearls

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Buzzworthy

New digital artists...

Whimsy has recently added two fabulous new digital artists to our team, Moon Cookie Gallery and StampArt Design by Kathryne! We are thrilled to have these talented ladies sharing their creations here at Whimsy. Each month you will find their collections growing as they release more new images with our monthly digital stamp releases!

Birthday Wishes

Card created by Digi DT Member Sylvia Blum

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mary the Magnolia Fairy by Moon Cookie Gallery, Film Strip Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Tombow Dual Brush Pens; Paper: BasicGrey Kioshi; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Tag Die, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 11, Ranger Rock Candy Stickles, crinkled ribbon; metal flower charm and pink brad from stash

L ife Card created by Digi DT Member Toni Poyser Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Resting Loon by StampArt Design by Kathryne; Papertrey Ink Sentiment; Ink: Versamark ink pad; Paper: black and white cardstock; Accessories/ tools: adhesive gems

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Digi Highlights Digital art is an ever growing and evolving form of crafting. There are digital images, papers, layouts, templates, really something for everyone. At Whimsy we are trying to keep up with these trends and offer our customers lots of variety and a wide selection of designs to fit all your crafting needs. Here are just a few of the many digital designs Whimsy Stamps has to offer....

Just for you, Dad Card created by Digi DT Member Antoinette Gilbert Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Stripes and Baby by Meljen’s Designs, Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs, Magnolia Stamps Stars; other sentiments computer generated; Coloring medium: Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador; Paper: DWCV Glitter, Silver Mirra cardstock, Candi white cardstock; Accessories/tools: Silver Brilliance Dew Drop ink pad, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, white dabber paint

Friends, through Good and Bad Card created by DT Member Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Nose to Nose by Crissy’s Digis; Funny Friend Sayings by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics for hair, skin and puppy, Prismacolour pencils with baby oil and blending stumps for clothes and ribbon; Paper: DCWV Garden Party, DCWV Nursery and Paper Doily; Accessories/tools: Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Lace (2 types) and brown trim, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, pearls, flowers from Michaels and Wild Orchid Crafts, Ranger Distress Ink Pad in vintage Photo (for edge sponging), stitching

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Digi Highlights Catch a Big One! Card created by Digi DT Member Anita Madden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Winnefred Whale by Crissy’s Digis, (sentiment included with digi); Coloring medium: Copics and Prismacolor Pencils blended with gamsol; Paper: Creative Imaginations, Bazzill; Accessories/tools: Ranger Glossy Accents, ribbon and button

Garden of L ife Card created by Digi DT Member Sheri Holt Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Flowers in Bloom Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: digital; Paper: Whimsy Stamps Morning Dew Digital Papers by Moon Cookie Gallery; Accessories/tools: Spellbinders Labels 2, EK Success Large Garden Flower Chain Punch, Nestabling Labels 2 Purple Rhinestones

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Digi Highlights Forget Not... Card created by Digi DT Member Bettina Billung (left) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Embellished Square - Leaves by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Distressing chalk inkpad (brown); Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Bazzill cardstock; Accessories/tools: Ranger Crackle Paint in Picket Fence (on edges), Collection Elements chipboard, Prima flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Kort o got flowers, One Stop Card craft, Pink Paislee butterflies, Kort o Gott pearls, Stickles (Copper)

Happy 50th Card created by Digi DT Member Anneke Suykerbyke (bottom) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Scuba Bear by Meljen’s Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: Premium Glitter Pad Up and Away; Accessories/ tools: EK Success punch, rhinestones, ribbon, brads

Card created by Digi DT Member Anneke Suykerbyke

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(top) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Courageous Carl by Crissy’s Digis; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: Premium Glitter Pad Up and Away; Accessories/ tools: Martha Stewart Doily border punch, die cuts cut using the Cricut, rhinestones

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Digi Highlights Cherish Card created by Digi DT Member Linda Jessup

You’ve got the ticket!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Nose to Nose by Crissy’s Digis, Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics and Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet; Paper: Bo Bunny; Accessories/tools: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, lace, ribbon pearls, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

Card created by Digi DT Member Sheri Holt Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wild Side Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs, Download Diva by KennyK; Coloring medium: Copic Sketch, Sakura Stardust pen; Paper: DCWV Generation Tech; Accessories/ tools: Spellbinders Labels Four, Cuttlebug 2x2 Music Note ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Card created by Digi DT Member Sheri Holt Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wild Side Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs, Kitty Katastrophe by KennyK; Coloring medium: Copic Sketch, Sakura Stardust pen, Sakura White Glaze pen; Paper: DCWV Generation Tech; Accessories/tools: Teresa Collins Timeless Collection Trims (lace ribbon), Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders Nested Stars, Recollections flowers and gathered lace

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You mean I can have a custom rubber stamp design tailored to my style? Just the way that I want it?

Yes!!

Whimsy Stamps has a variety of different custom rubber stamp designs available for you to choose from! We have everything from clean and simple to intricate and elegant. We also have your favorite Whimsy Characters that we have incorporated into the custom rubber designs and even designs drawn by Meljen’s Designs! Just take a look at some of styles that you can customize:

Visit the custom rubber stamps section today! (Pssst, the coupon in this magazine is valid for custom rubber stamps, too!)

We also have a huge selection of custom digital designs to perfectly match your website! Intimidated that you won’t know how to use them? No worries! We will provide links to tutorials and are always available to help if you have any questions. Take a look below at just some of the digital signatures and watermarks available:

Visit the custom digital stamps section today! (Pssst, the coupon in this magazine is valid for custom digital designs, too!)

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Customer Spotlight

Showcasing YOU! These beautiful projects were created by our talented Whimsy customers and fans from around the world! They answered our call for crafters and it is our pleasure to showcase their talent here in our Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. You can see a wonderful variety of images and crafting styles in these creations. We are very grateful to each of these ladies for taking the time to submit their designs for our first magazine issue!

Whatzup Dog Tag Tag created by customer Esme Baker Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Whatzup Dog! by Crissy’s Digis; sentiment freebie from Raindrop Echo Designs (found here); Coloring medium: Promarkers; Accessories/Tools: Tim Holtz Fragment Charms, Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss Finish, jump ring; Technique: The Greeting Farm Newsletter Tutorial - Fragment Charms

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Customer Spotlight Friends are Flowers Card created by customer Karen Davis Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Queens Cutie by KennyK; Spring Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Copics; Papers: DCWV Latte Paper Stack; Accessories/Tools: Spelllbinders Nestabilities Circles and Shapeabilities Fancy Tags 3, Cricut cut corner flourish using the Sentimental Cricut Cartridge, flowers from I Am Roses; Technique: airbrushed around sentiment using Copics, circle doily created using a craft punch

L ive, Love, Laugh. Card created by customer Karen Davis Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Biker Girl by KennyK; Treasured Moments Tickets and Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Copics, sentimental stamped using Ranger Distress ink in Aged Mahogany; Papers: BasicGrey, DCWV Travel Mat Stack; Accessories/Tools: Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles, Tim Holtz Cogs die, Martha Stewart Iron Gate punch; Techniques: airbrushed background and cogs using Copics, cogs run through Cuttlebug and lightly rubbed with Antique Gold rub and buff ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Customer Spotlight Mystic

Card created by customer Penni Vickers

(right) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mystic by Crissy Armstrong; Coloring medium/ ink: Copic markers and Copic Spica Pens, Memento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Stampin’ Up! patterned papers and cardstock; Accessories/tools: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Stampin’ Up! Gems, ribbon, charm, large rose, paper trimmer, corner rounder punch

Heartfelt Angel Card created by

customer Poppet Morfitt

(bottom) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Heartfelt Angel by Crissy’s Digis, Postage Stamps Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (supplies continued to right)

(continued) Coloring medium: Copics (Skin: E000, E00, E11, E02, Hair: E30, E31, E57, E59, E35, Dress: RV00, RV10, RV02, E50, E51, Wings/ Bubbles: R0000, R000); Paper: Lost and Found patterned papers, Bazzill cardstock; Accessories/tools: Whimsy Stamps Postage Die, Button Twine, Stamens, Gems, Stardust, Heart Pearls; Frond Punch, Butterfly & Heart DieNamic, Sweetheart Blossom, 10mm Open Rose, 25mm Wild Rose, Natural Lace, Seam Binding ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Card created by customer Mariska van der Veer

Happy Gnome for Erwin

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Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Happy Little Gnome by Meljen’s Designs; Circle Postmarks by Raindrop Echo Designs; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: Basic Grey Oliver Paper Pad, cardstock white and kraft colored, a piece of cardboard; Accessories/Tools: Ribbon, buttons, button twine, Stickles, Spellbinders Nestabilities dies, 3D glue, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Distress Ink and scissors; Techniques: distressing and 3D paperpiecing

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Magazine Calls!

Calling all Crafters! Do you have a Whimsy Stamps creation that you would like to be seen in the next issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine? Did you put together a fantastic tutorial that you just need to share with your fellow Whimsy lovers? If so, we would love to hear from you! Submit your never-before-seen card, scrapbook layout, altered item, tutorial, or anything else with a Whimsy Stamps product for a chance to be featured the next issue! Email all entries to whimsymagazine@gmail.com with the subject line: Issue 2 Magazine Call and include the following (if they apply): (1) stamps, (2) coloring medium and inks, (3) papers, (4) embellishments, (5) tools, and (6) techniques. Please be as detailed as possible.

Dear Whimsy... Do you have a question about how to use a Whimsy product? Do you need ideas on how to create something using a certain stamp? You could have your question answered in the next issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! Submit your questions to whimsymagazine@gmail.com with the subject line: Dear Whimsy and include your question in the body of the email.

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Whimsy Family Please visit the blogs of the Whimsy Stamps Team Members for more inspiration every week! They are constantly creating new Whimsy creations for you to feast your eyes on. Make sure to follow them so that you don’t miss a thing! Owner Denise Lynn

Artists Crissy Armstrong KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Moon Cookie Gallery StampArt Design by Kathryne

Graphic Designer Raindrop Echo Designs

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Simonne Clay Senior Designer & Whimsy DT Coordinator

Crystal Irwin Senior Designer & Challenge Sponsorship Coordinator

Debbie Eastman Senior Designer & Digi Team DT Coordinator

Ann Vento Senior Designer

Annika Ryan Senior Designer

Chris Olsen Senior Designer

Denise Lynn Senior Designer

Erin Bailey Senior Designer

Iris Wiechmann

Vicki Parson Senior Designer Donna Smith Designer Lori Pachkowsky Designer Marley van der Heijden Designer Minna Paajanen Designer Patricia Garcia Designer Stephanne Maraver Designer

Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team Lisa Cook Senior Digital Designer Alissa Wells Digital Designer Anita Madden Digital Designer Anneke Suykerbuyk Digital Designer Antoinette Gilbert Digital Designer Bettina Billung Digital Designer Cheryl Gorka Digital Designer Dawn Bennett Digital Designer Dominique Steigner Digital Designer

Ellie Stover Digital Designer Heike Brandl-Zawadil Digital Designer Jackie Randolph Digital Designer Kindra Snelling Digital Designer Linda Jessup Digital Designer Margreet Burger Digital Designer Marilyn Scheller Digital Designer Melissa Cross Digital Designer Pattie Goldman Digital Designer Sheri Holt Digital Designer Sylvia Blum Digital Designer Theresa Harris Digital Designer Tine E.Solberg Kristiansen Digital Designer Toni Poyser Digital Designer

Whimsy Stamps Special Guest Designers Beate Johns Deb Routledge Jacque Beddingfield

Senior Designer

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The Whimsy Connection

A place to find ideas on how to use your Whimsy Stamps products! Posts are updated several times per week so make sure to become a follower so that you don’t miss a thing!

Whimsy on SCS keyword: whimsystamps

Whimsy Gallery Come find even more Whimsy Stamps inspiration! We would also love to see your creations here!

...and of course, there’s always our DT members’ blogs! Turn to page 53 to get the links!

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All content contained within this magazine is the sole property of Whimsy Stamps, LLC and is subject to protections under all applicable copyright laws. This includes but is not limited to intellectual property, graphic designs, and images. Card creations are meant to be used for inspiration only and are not to be sold or directly copied in any way. For questions regarding our angel policy and/or copyright information please contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com.

Whimsy Stamps Angel Policy Whimsy Stamps, LLC is an “Angel” Company. We welcome our customers to use our stamps on any HAND MADE artworks. Items which are hand made are those which have been HAND STAMPED, created by hand, and have not been mechanically reproduced. You may sell all hand made creations, which contain Whimsy Stamps images. All hand made creations must be full projects or cards, not just stamped images. Please do not mechanically, graphically, or electronically reproduce any of Whimsy Stamps designs and/or images, this also includes photocopying. The sale of Whimsy Stamps images is strictly prohibited. This includes hand stamping the image and then selling it as a "topper" or black and white or pre-colored image to another person or business entity. All Whimsy Stamps rubber and digital images are intended for your personal use and enjoyment. You may not redistribute any of our designs, this includes rubber designs, digital designs, and custom products. Distribution includes but is not limited to: sharing via email, trading, swapping, lending, duplicating, posting to the internet, or reselling. Please respect the rights of our artists. All Whimsy Stamps designs and images are copyright protected and may not be copied without permission. Whimsy Stamps images and designs may not be used to create logos or trademarks. Appropriate credit should be given to Whimsy Stamps, its artists, and our design team members whenever possible.

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Our retailers Whimsy Stamps products are stocked all over the world! Looking for the nearest retailer? Look no further - here they are listed by country! United States

Austria

Norway

All That Scraps 6049 HWY 28 Dunlap, TN 37327 (423) 949-6668 http://www.allthatscraps.com/

Kreativ Tiger Haussmannsiedlung 36 2490 Ebenfurth Austria http://www.kreativtiger.at

Kreative Hender AS http://www.kreativehender.no/

Graphikut, LLC Kettering, OH

Canada

Love to Stamp Macomb, Michigan http://lovetostamp.com

LSL Diversified http://www.onecrazystamper.com/

Michelle's Scrapbooking & More

Les Collimagineuses http://lescollimagineuses.com/

http://www.michellesscrap.com/index.cfm

Pizazz It! Scrapbooks Inc Pinkerington, OH

Denmark

Sawvell Tree & Gift Basket, Inc contact: missc5@comcast.net

Unik Scrap http://www.unikscrap.dk/

Scrapbook Factory Superstore 2004 West Hwy 50 O'Fallon IL 62269 (618) 628-8877 http://www.scrapbookfactorystore.com

Simply Scrapbooks 2120 E. Dorothy Lane Kettering, OH (937) 299-6288

France Nature Perlee 25 Bd de la Liberte Draguignan http://www.nature-perlee.fr/

http://www.simplyscrapbooksoh.typepad.com/

Germany

Stamp and Create Florida, USA 904-635-0363 email: LaceySoLiving@bellsouth.net http://www.stampandcreate.com/

Bastelmuehle Riedstr. 66 45701 Herten http://www.bastelmuehle.de

Starving Artistamps, Inc. 219 Feustal Street West Babylon, NY 11704 http://starvingartistamps.com/

StempelBar Weimarer Str. 17 Berlin http://www.stempelbar.de/

Netherlands

Australia Beachhouse Blvd PO Box 2168 Spotswood, Victoria http://beachhouseblvd.com.au Deb's Creations 8 MacArthur Street Koongal Rockhampton Queensland 4701 Australia

BAMBA Creatief Nieuwendamstraat 29, 1507 JD Zaandam Netherlands

http://www.bamba.nl/catalog/index.php

CreaMiep http://www.creamiep.nl/

http://www.debmitchellcreations.com/ Serindip Crafts PO Box 9056 Rock Valley, NSW 2480

Cute Stamps and Cards Schoolweg 2 6991 EB Rheden Netherlands Email: info@cutestampsandcards.nl http://www.cutestampsandcards.nl Joys Scrap and Stamp http://www.joysscrapandstamps.nl/

Stampin' Stuff http://www.stampinstuff.com.au/

Stamping Corner http://www.stampingcorner.nl/

Dies to Die For http://www.diestodiefor.com

Kort og Godt A/S http://www.kortoggodt.com Papirplaneten AS www.papirplaneten.no Scrap and Hobby www.scrapohobby.com Unik Hobby http://unikhobby.no http://unik-hobby.blogspot.com

South Korea Stamptree http://www.stamptree.co.kr

Sweden En Liten Butik http://www.entitenbutik.net Hobby och Hantverk http://www.hobbyochhantverk.se Marika's Hobby http://www.marikashobby.se/ Mikaela's ScrapIn http://www.mikaelasscrapin.se/ Min Lilla Bods Kreativa Mötesplats Enköpingsvägen 12 B 74960 Örsundsbro Sweden http://www.minlillabodskreativamotesplats.eu/

Scrap Bruket http://scrapbruket.com/

United Kingdom and Ireland Bunny Zoe's Crafts 93 Mildmay Road Romford Essex RM7 7BT United Kingdom http://www.bunnyzoescrafts.com/ Crafts and Me 42 Carlisle Road Romford Essex RM1 2QL United Kingdom http://craftsandme.co.uk/

Forgetmenot Papercrafts 6 Pottingers Entry Belfast BT1 4DT Co. Antrim Northern Ireland http:// www.forgetmenotpapercrafts.co.uk The Hobby House Station Road Tetney Nr Grimsby N.E. Lincolnshire DN36 5HY United Kingdom http://www.thehobbyhouse.co.uk/ Ladybug Crafts http://www.ladybugcrafts.co.uk/ Quixotic Paperie 39 Clive Road Highcliffe Christchurch Dorset BH23 4NX United Kingdom http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/ Stampeezee 2 Cedars Avenue Coundon Coventry CV6 1DR United Kingdom http://www.stampeezee.co.uk/ That's Crafty http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/ The Treasury 200 Park Lane Kidderminster Worcestershire DY11 6TQ United Kingdom http://www.treasurycrafts.com/

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Does your favorite retailer not stock Whimsy Stamps? We would love to work with them to fulfill all your stamping needs! Retailers please contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com to inquire about wholesale orders.

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Credits This magazine is a team effort and would not have been possible without the help of the following people: Whimsy Stamps Designers

Whimsy Stamps Artists

Alissa Wells Anita Madden Ann Vento* Anneke Suykerbyke* Antoinette Gilbert Bettina Billung Deb Routledge* Debbie Eastman Ellie Stover Iris Wiechmann* Linda Jessup Lori Pachkowsky* Margreet Burger Marley van der Heijden* Minna Paajanen* Patricia Garcia* Sheri Holt* Sylvia Blum Toni Poyser Vicki Parson*

Crissy Armstrong KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Moon Cookie Gallery StampArt Design by Kathryne

(for the amazing and over-the-top wonderful creations that they have created for this publication)

Whimsy Stamps Customers (for submitting their fantastic creations into our first publication and without knowing what it was for)

Esme Baker Karen Davis Mariska van der Veer Penni Vickers Poppet Morfitt

Whimsy Stamps Editors Denise Lynn

Whimsy Stamps Retailers (for submitting ads and supporting this publication)

One Crazy Stamper Quixotic Paperie Stampin’ Stuff Unik Hobby

(for letting us use their art in the creations in this publication as well as to use for graphics throughout the magazine)

(for doing the following: organizing customer samples and DT samples, gathering information about the samples in this magazine, organizing retailer advertising, editing the content, generating ideas for the magazine content, writing introductions to various sections, providing the “About Whimsy” article, and various other duties that made this magazine possible)

Ann Vento

(for doing the following: creating the magazine page layouts, generating ideas for the magazine content, creating the graphics for the magazine, formatting tutorials, creating the Whimsy Stamps-related ads, maintaining the magazine on the magazine hosting site, writing introductions to various sections, and various other duties that made this magazine possible)

* A special thank you to these particular designers for going above and beyond and contributing a two or more samples and/or a tutorial to this publication. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and they are appreciated!

Contact us Whimsy Stamps product inquiries: whimsystamps@gmail.com Whimsy Stamps magazine inquiries: whimsymagazine@gmail.com All other inquiries: whimsystamps@gmail.com

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