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Coloring Snow: tutorial by Kristy Dalman of Some Odd Girl Stamps …plus, Company team-up with Some Odd Girl Stamps!

‘Tis the Season: Holiday creations featuring all of our artists and Whimsy’s line of sentiments, dies, digital stamps, and cutter files

Buzzworthy: Introducing the first sets of colored and die cut images from the Whimsy Prints Collection!

Beyond Cards: Step outside the (card)box with our Beyond Cards section


‘ the Season Product Focus: ‘Tis 4 Crissy Armstrong images 9 Elisabeth Bell images 12 KennyK images 15 Meljen’s Designs images 18 Wee Stamps images 22 Sentimental Holidays 28 Digi Highlights 33 Shape EZ Templates

Wee Stamps image releasing in November 2012!

In the Spotlight 53 Guest Designer: Wendy Ramlakhan 56 Buzzworthy: Whimsy Prints 62 Company Team-Up: Some Odd Girl Stamps 68 Customer Creations Tutorials 71 Coloring Snow 74 Holiday Cracker 78 Easel Card 80 Coloring on Muslin 84 Recycled Foam

Project Focus: Holiday Cheer 39 Beyond Cards 42 Spooky Halloween 44 Winter Wonderland 49 White-on-White

Tidbits 2 Editors Notes 88 Credits, Whimsy Connection, Contact Information Hello Whimsy Friends! We are so excited to bring you Issue 10 of our Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. This is our special holiday edition filled with beautiful cards, project ideas, and tutorials to inspire you to create this holiday season. Our designers have not disappointed and we hope you will love their creations as much as we do! As always this issue, along with past issues, will be available to read online free of charge on our site with Issuu.com and we will be releasing this issue in print as well for those of you who want to purchase a hard copy. Preorder is available now! We have decided, after some great feedback from our readers, that all issues will remain free and post in their entirety online at http://www.issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs. We want our readers to have full access to all the great projects, educational tutorials, and inspiring cards. We thank you for your continued support of our publications and efforts to share beautiful and one of a kind creations using our Whimsy Stamps products. In this Holiday Edition you will find a beautiful card section broken up by artist, with a little something for everyone, we hope! We also have some amazing tutorials and creative projects for thinking outside the {card} box! We hope you enjoy reading Issue 10 and will be inspired to try some of these projects yourself. We would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season!

- Denise Hello crafty comrades, Can you believe that the holiday season is right around the corner? I know that for me, the year has just flown right by! We are pleased to bring you to a wonderful magazine filled with inspiration to get those holiday card and gift ideas off to an early start. Issue 10 is all about the holiday season and the wonderful Whimsy Stamps designers, guest designers, magazine staff and customers have created a plethora of amazing new cards to help get your creative juices flowing. Not only that, Whimsy Stamps is introducing a new line of products called Whimsy Prints, which will be perfect for those last-minute-must-send-card-tomorrow moments. Whimsy Prints are colored, die cut images that are ready for your projects so when you’re tight on time, there will be no need to try to hunt down coordinating Copic colors - just stick them on and go! So what are you waiting for? Grab a cup, pull up a chair and your favorite winter blanket, and get ready to embark on a fantastic journey of holiday inspiration!

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● Crissy Armstrong ● Elisabeth Bell ● KennyK ● Meljen’s Designs ● Wee Stamps ● Sentimental Holidays ● Digi Highlights ● Shape EZ creations

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Crissy Armstrong 'Tis the Season to be merry! Crissy Armstrong has illustrated 8 new holiday themed images perfect for creating your Christmas cards and projects this coming holiday season.

{apples for you} Card created by Crissy Armstrong; Whimsy Stamps Products: Christmas Pony - original water color painting of Christmas Pony for the Holiday Wishes Prints set, Sentiment: Digi stamp from the Season's Greetings set printed in pink; Papers: Whimsy Stamps Designer Papers Christmas Folly (retired); Embellishments: Whimsy's Blush Ribbon, satin pink ribbon, bell, rhinestone and twine from Michael's, Spellbinder's Fancy Tags 2; Tools: Cuttlebug, glue gun Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Crissy Armstrong images)

{choir girl} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Choir Girl, ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Holly and Berries Die, Notables 5 Die; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Design papers- SEI, card stockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, flower stamens, Shabby Ribbon, Crystal Delphinium FlowerThe Little Boutique Etsy Shop; Tools: Cuttle Bug

{santa & teddy} Card by Crissy Armstrong; Whimsy Stamps Products: Santa and Teddy Portrait original water color painting of Santa and Teddy Portrait for the Holiday Wishes Prints set; Sentiment: Digital stamp from the Season's Greetings set printed with green ink; Papers: Authentique Collection: Wonder, Basic Grey; Embellishments: Raindrop Echo Designs Elegant Flourishes Shapeology Die set, ribbon, gems, bell and holly from Michael's; Tools: Cuttlebug, guillotine cutter, glue gun

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Crissy Armstrong images)

{choir boy}

Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps Products: Christmas Choir Boy, Holiday Tickets Sentiments; Coloring medium/ink: Vintage Photo Ink for sponging, copic markers, prisma colour pencils; Papers: Dovecraft; Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers, plastic snowflake decoration.

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Crissy Armstrong images)

{littlest reindeer}

Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: The Littlest Reindeer, ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 Die, Vintage Christmas designer paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Card stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Roses, Mesh Trim, Gold Cord- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Charm- My Stash; Tools: Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug

{choir kids} Card by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Choir Boy, Christmas Choir Girl, Layered Snowflakes die set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: Authentique Festive Collection; Embellishments: Basic Grey brads, Stardust Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Crissy Armstrong images)

{winter friends} Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: I'd Follow You Anywhere, Winter Notables 1; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers, Prisma Colour Pencils, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink for sponged edges; Papers: Close to My Heart; Embellishments: Brads, flowers, snowflake buttons, twine, lace, pearl brads, stardust stickles; Tools/Other: Stampin' Up border punch, snowflake punch.

{yuletide blessings} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Santa and Teddy Portrait, Vintage Holiday Gift Tags, Winter Blues designer paper; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Touch Twin markers, Prima pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: rhinestones, ribbon, lace, mulberry paper flowers, gauze, glitter, bakers twine, burlap string, Stickles. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Elisabeth Bell

{snow friends}

Merry Christmas Wishes! The new holiday images from Elisabeth Bell are sure to bring some holiday cheer this year. We have 8 new Christmas and Winter themed images to fit all your holiday crafting needs.

Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Meadow Magic, ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 Die; Mitten Die set, Layered Snowflake dies; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Walnut Stain; Papers: My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland; Embellishments: rhinestones, ribbon, mulberry paper flowers, burlap string, Stickles, crystal stem, jingle bell, pearl brad, corner embellishment; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Marianne Design die, Martha Stewart punch, Punch Bunch punch, Glitter Pen, Glimmer Mist Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Elisabeth Bell images)

{winter fun} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Sun Kissed Christmas Tree, Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 Die, Winter Blues designer paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Flower stamens- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Snow Flake- Michael’s, Snow Tex, Pearl Gem- Want 2 Scrap, Ribbon- Dollar Tree, Liquid Pearls; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

{frosty} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Meadow Magic, Holidays Carols Notables 4, Music Notes, Notables 4 die; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- My Minds Eye, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Flower Stamens, Silver cord- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Snow Tex- Michael’s, CharmMy stash; Tools: Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Elisabeth Bell images)

{two turtle doves} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Two Turtle Doves, Holiday Ticket Sentiments, Ticket Die, Pedestal Tag 1 die; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- American Crafts, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Flower stamens, Fancy Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy, Liquid Pearls; Tools: Cuttle Bug, Leaf PunchMartha Stewart

{little jack drummin’} Card by Ann Vento; Whimsy Stamps products: Little Jack and Bella Drumming, Vintage Holiday Gift Tags sentiments, Holiday Gift Tag dies; Coloring medium/Ink: Copic on Make it Colour blending card; Paper: Simple Stories; Embellishments: ribbon, hemp cord © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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KennyK

{xmas shopping}

Naughty or Nice? Are you looking for some images with a bit of sass for your holiday cards this year? Look no further than our fabulous holiday images illustrated by KennyK! We have 4 new designs perfect for creating some one of a kind Christmas Cheer!

Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Xmas Shopping, Vintage Holiday Gift Tags, Winter Blues designer paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Mesh TrimThe Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Gems- Kaiser Craft; Tools: Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (KennyK images)

{santa} Card by Ann Vento; Whimsy Stamps products: Santa, Holiday Notables 3, Notables 3 die, Holiday Sentimentables; Coloring medium/Ink: Copics on Make it Colour blending card; Paper: Crate Paper Peppermint; Embellishments: May Arts stripped twill ribbon, Viva Décor pearl pen; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

{xmas hottie} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Xmas Hottie, Tis the Season Notables 5 sentiments, Elegant Flourishes Die set, Notables 5 die; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- Creative Imaginations, Card Stock - American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Flower Stamens, Shabby Ribbon- The Little Boutique Etsy, Gems- want 2 Scrap; Tools: Cuttle Bug, Sewing Machine © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (KennyK images)

{toy soldier} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products:Toy Soldier, Holly and Berries Die, ‘Tis the Season Notables 5 Sentiment, Notables 5 die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Ranger Distress Ink, Momento Black, Studio G pigment ink; Papers: "Winter Blues" by Michelle Roos, Embellishments: Prima Mulberry paper flowers, Celebrate It Holiday silver ribbon, Crochet lace/stash, Offray Crystal accents; Tools/Other: NB Floral Ovals die, Tim Holtz distress tool

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Season's Greetings and Fairy Wishes! Meljen's Designs has released cute new fairy elves to help spread the holiday spirit. Or if cute animals are more your style, we have some of those in the Meljen's collection as well.

{bundled snowboy} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Bundled Little Snowboy, Shape EZ Snowy Ball template, Holly and Berries Die, Holiday Carols Notables 4, Pedestal Tag 1 die, Ornaments Border die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Twinkling H2O’s watercolor Luminarte by CI, Cosmic Shimmer water color; Papers: DCWV”The Garden Party, Reminisce “Christmas Angel flourish, Bazill stock; Embellishments: Whimsy Ribbon, Rhinestones; Walmart best occasions, glitter balls; Mark Richards, Glitter brads;The Paper Studios Spare Parts, Flowersoft, Royal Coat Dimensions, Marianne Die’s Pine Branch; Tools/Other: Cricut, Cuttle Bug, Scor Pal © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Meljen’s Designs images)

{cocoa fairy} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Cocoa Christmas Fairy, Holiday Ticket Sentiments; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers; Papers: DCWV Tis' the Season; Embellishments: Crochet Flowers, Swirly Sticker, Pearl Brad, Foam Snowflake, ribbon, pearls.

{yeti cocoa} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Yeti Cocoa, Christmas Sayings, Layered Snowflakes Die Set; Paper: CM - Cranberry & Espresso, Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Christmas Thyme' digital papers; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'; Embellishments: SU Scalloped Dotted Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Ranger Ice Stickles 'Crystal Ice', Clear Rhinestones; Tools: Nestabilities Fleur de lis Squares, Mounting

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Meljen’s Designs images)

{cuppa fairy} Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: Cocoa Christmas Fairy, Holiday Ticket Sentiments; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers; Papers: DCWV Tis' the Season; Embellishments: Crochet Flowers, Swirly Sticker, Pearl Brad, Foam Snowflake, ribbon, pearls.

{holly fairy} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Holly Christmas Fairy, Vintage Holiday Gift Tags, Merry and Bright designer paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Roses,Flower Stamens, carnationsThe Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Cherry Blossoms- Whimsy Stamps, RibbonMichael’s, Pearl Gem- Want 2 Scrap, Stickles- Ranger; Tools: Leaf PunchMartha Stewart, Sewing Machine

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Wee Stamps Believe in the magic of the season! Our new Wee Stamps holiday images are sure to bring a little magic to your creations this Christmas and long into the winter season.

{christmas bunny} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Bunny, Merry & Bright designer paper; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: glitter cardstock; Embellishments: pearls, ribbon, mulberry paper flowers, Stickles, glitter snowflake charm; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders circles dies, Memory Box frostyville border die, Joy Crafts Mid French Lily border die. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Wee Stamps images)

{let it snow} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Let It Snow; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- Maja Design, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Cherry BlossomWhimsy Stamps, Flowers, Flower Stamens, Clear Delphinium flower- The Little Boutique, Snow Tex; Tools: Leaf PunchMartha Stewart

{heidi with sledge} Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: Heidi with Sledge; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers; Papers: Dovecraft - Christmas Fancy; Embellishments: Pearls, Flowers, glitter stems, snowflake ornaments, stocking charm, ribbon, lace. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Wee Stamps images)

{holly}

Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Holly, Winter Letter Seals; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Maja Design, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Frosted Berries- The Little Boutique Etsy, Snow Flake- Michael’s, Pin- Heidy Swapp

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Product Focus: ‘Tis the Season (Wee Stamps images)

{believe} Card by Ann Vento; Whimsy Stamps products: Summer Fairy, Candy Cane Sentiments, Tis the Season Notables 5, Candy Canes die set, Notables 5 die, Ornaments border die; Coloring medium/Ink: Copics on Make it Colour blending card; Paper: Echo Park; Embellishments: American Crafts rhinestones, Stickles; Tools: Cuttlebug

{for you} Card by Ann Vento; Whimsy Stamps products: Wee Love You Bunches, Vintage Gift Tag Sentiments, Christmas Tree die, Holiday Gift Tags die set; Coloring medium/Ink: Copics on Make it Colour blending card; Embellishments: doily, Stickles, WOC flowers; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ranger distressing tool Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Sentimental

Holidays {season’s greetings}

Use words to say something simple or more complicated, use them to show deep feelings or just to say hello. For the holidays use sentiments to show how much you care. Our designers have "sentimental" ideas for sharing your caring during the holiday season.

Card by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Winter Letter Seals; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress inks, Versafine inks; Papers : Cosmo Cricket “Be Good”, Bazzill kraft cardstock; Embellishments: Prima rhinestone/pearl swirl, Stickles gold, white gel pen; Tools/Other: Grand Calibur, Spellbinders dies: circle, scalloped circle, picot edge circles © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Sentimental Holidays

{walking on snow} Card by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Sleigh Ride; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress inks, Versafine inks; Papers: Bo Bunny Snowfall; Embellishments: cardstock label, rhinestones, pearls, ribbon

{merry & bright} Card by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Holiday Circle Pennants, Star Spangled Tag die, Circle Pennant dies; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress inks, Versafine inks; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Lost&Found Christmas; Embellishments: Stickles gold, golden thread ; Tools/Others: Grand Calibur die cutting machine Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Sentimental Holidays

{holiday greetings}

(top) Cards by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sayings; Coloring medium/ink: Memento Black; Papers: DCWV Tis the Season; Embellishments: Gems, ribbon

{joy & peace} (left) Card by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sayings; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress inks, Versafine inks; Papers: Basic Grey Fruitcake; Embellishments: Prima Marketing rhinestone and pearl swirl embellishment; Tools/Others: Spellbinders: Grand Calibur die cutting machine, Nestabilities Labels, Edgeabilities Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Sentimental Holidays

{winter joy} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Winter Notables 1, Layered Snowflake dies; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: White and teal cardstock, Embellishments: rhinestones; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug

{celebrate} Card by Denise Lynn; Whimsy Stamps products: Holiday Notables 1, Layered Snowflake Dies; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic R59; Papers: Bo Bunny, Stampin’ Up! card stock; Embellishments: sticky gems, Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Squares; Tools/Other: paper piercing tool, Big Shot, scissors to distress edges. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Sentimental Holidays

{home} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sentiments; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'; Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Christmas Thyme' digital papers; Embellishments: WOC Holly and Berries, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Large Scalloped Ovals, Embossing mat.

{this season} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sentiments; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress Ink 'Shabby Shutters'; Papers: Summertime Designs ‘Believe’ digital papers; Embellishments: WOC Deep Red Satin Ribbon, Green Button, Burlap Twine, Kaisercraft Chocolate and Red Pearls, Mounting Foam; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Large Scalloped Ovals, Embossing mat. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Sentimental Holidays

{family traditions} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Double Scalloped Circle Die, Pumpkin Trio Die, Snowflake Notables 2 die, Holiday Notables 2 Sentiment stamps, Halloween Grunge designer paper; Coloring Medium/Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Momento Ink; Papers: Bazzill; Embellishments: Whimsy ribbon, Cuttle Bug Spots & Dots embossing folder; Tools/Other: Paper Shapers flower punch, Prism craft thread

{all roads} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sentiments; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'; Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Tis the Season For Family' digital papers; Embellishments: Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart Oval Cream Pearls, Mounting Foam; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, MFT Dizzy Doily die, embossing mat. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Each issue our talented DT members create terrific samples using the wide range of digital products available at Whimsy Stamps. This month they have focused on creating projects perfect for for the Holiday Season.

{flakey friends} Card by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products: Frosty Friends by StampArt Design by Kathryne, Cozy Hands Sentiments, Mittens die set, Corner Dies Set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Digi image colored with Copics. Sentiment stamped with VersaMark and embossed; Papers: Patterned papers by DCWV and KaiserCraft. Plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, rosebuds, berry head stamens, crystal leaf stems, charm, trinket pins by Hooked On Craft, Brads by KaiserCraft, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink; Tools/other: Tim Holtz Sizzix 'snow flurries die', Spellbinders, Magnolia 'swirl die', Snowflake punches by Sulivans. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Digi Highlights

{little angel} Card by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products: Little Angel by Lia Stampz, Holiday Wish List, Corner Dies Set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Digi image colored with Copics. Background stamped with VersaMark and embossed; Papers: Patterned papers by DCWV and KaiserCraft. Plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers and rosebuds by Hooked On Craft, Brad by KaiserCraft, Distress Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Tools/other: Magnolia 'swirl die'. Tim Holts Sizzix 'snow flurries die'. Spellbinders.

{presents} Cards by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Presents by Lia Stampz and Christmas Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Paper: CM Cranberry & Clay, Sweet Shoppe Designs 'A Merry Little Christmas' digital papers; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'; Embellishments: Red and White Aster Flowers and Red Satin Ribbon from WOC, White Crocheted Lace, Kaisercraft Red and Snow Pearls, Ranger Ice Stickles 'Crystal Ice'; Tools: Nestabilities Labels Four, Petite Ovals, Fancy Tags, Mounting Foam.

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Product Focus: Digi Highlights

{loving christmas} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sayings by Raindrop Echo Designs; Paper: CM - Espresso, Sweet Shoppe Designs 'A Merry Little Christmas' digital papers; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'; Embellishments: Holly Leaves and Berries and Burgundy Satin Ribbon from WOC, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls; Tools: MFT Decorative Doily Duo, Mounting Foam

{cool friends} Card by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Flakey Friends by StampArt Design by Kathryne, Layered Snowflakes Die set, Circle Pennants die; Other Stamp Products: sentiment is from Clark Present set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers ; Papers: Authentique Chill collection; Embellishments: Aleene’s Glitter Snow, Tim Holtz Diamond Dry Fine Glitter, Viva Pearl Pen

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Product Focus: Digi Highlights

{happy} Card by Michelle Oatman; Whimsy Stamps products: Definitions Notables 4, Spell It Out, Pumpkins Fifty Cents by StampArt Design by Kathryne, Vines Die set, Notables 4 die, Dainty Notables 4 die, Shape EZ Pumpy Kin; Coloring medium/ink: Copics (B95, B97, E30, E31, E33, E43, E44, E47, E55, E87, R56, R59, Y38, YG61, YG63, YG99, YR09, YR14, YR18, YR24, YR68, W2) Memento Black Ink; Memento Coco Brown Ink; Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye; Papers: Core'dinations Card Stock; Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection; Embellishments: Mulberry Flowers; Gingham Ribbon; Lace; Vintage buttons

{dog song} Card by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Dog Song by Crissy’s Digis; Other Stamps: sentiment is computer generated; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers ; Papers: Bo Bunny Snowflake collection; Embellishments: Basic Grey brads; Tools/Other: Quikcutz circle die

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Product Focus: Digi Highlights

{sweet angel} Card by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products: Little Angel by Lia Stampz and Garden Bun Bun Fairy Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designers; Paper: CM - Cranberry, Cosmo Cricket - "Mitten Weather" 6x6; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'; Embellishments: Cream Guipure Lace, Holly Leaves and Berries and Roses from WOC, Kaisercraft Red Pearls; Tools: Nestabilities Picot Circles, Circles, Labels Four, MFT Faux Crochet Lace Die, Mounting Foam

{winter buddies} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Frosty Friends, Christmas Sentiments, Layered Snowflakes Die Set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic Markers; Papers: Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Happy Holidays' digital papers; Embellishments: Crochet Lace, Glitter Card, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Mounting Foam; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, MFT Decorative Doily Die, CM Circle Punch, Embossing mat.

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Tammy Louise has been busy designing more fabulous Shape EZ templates to transform your crafting projects. Use her shaped cards or gift bags to create one of a kind projects for the holidays. It's simple and Tammy will show you how...

{ornaments} Creations by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Shape

EZ Snowy Ball template, Vintage Holiday gift tags, Spell It Out, Winter Letter Seals; Coloring Medium/Ink: Ranger Distress ink, Momento; Papers: My Minds Eye, The Paper Studios, Kraft; Embellishments: The Paper Studios crystals, Dress It up button, Holiday mini ornaments, Whimsy ribbon, Celebrate It Holiday ribbon, American Crafts eyelets, The Twinery; Tools/Other: Crop-A-Dial, Cricut Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Product Focus: Shape EZ

{snow flake} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Shape EZ Snowflake template, Layered Snowflakes die set, Winter Letter Seals sentiment; Coloring Medium/Ink: Momento Ink; Papers: Reminisce, Graphics 45, Bazzill, Color Bok, Sandy lion; Embellishments: Mark Richards glitter domes, Creative Papers Online ribbon, Kaiser craft pearls, Stampin Up Sweet treat cups; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Cricut

{happy holidays} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Shape EZ Flip Tree template, Ornament Border die, Holiday Postage Stamps, Postage Stamp Die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Brilliant moon light white, Stazon, Ranger Distress Ink, Momento Ink; Papers: Scrap and vellum, Bazzill; Embellishments: MiC chipboard, Snow Tex, Stampendous Frantage and EK Success embossing powder, Anna Griffin Holiday Brads, Offray ribbon; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, heat gun

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Product Focus: Shape EZ

{season’s miracles} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Shape EZ Nutty Card template, ‘Tis The Season Notables 5 stamps, Notables 5 die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Momento, Ranger Distress Ink, Copics; Papers: Basic Grey, Anna Griffin Acetate, Kraft; Embellishments: Whimsy Ribbon, Recollections pearls, WOC pearl Brads (altered), flower lace Offray, Prima wood buttons, Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Cricuit, sewing machine

{batty boo} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Pumpy Kin Shape EZ template, Double Scallop Die, Batty Boo, Pumpkin trio die set, Spell It Out; Coloring Medium/Ink: Water color, Ranger Distress Ink, Glimmer Mist; Papers: Basic Grey “Pyrus Paper”; Embellishments: bead ribbon, leaf skeleton, Whimsy ribbon, white leaf ribbon Really Reasonable ribbon, Prima flower “Parchment Petals Scroll”, Kaisercraft “Sunset”, Forget Me Not Raffia, gauze, Kaiser Scrapbook pearls; Tools/Other: Cricut, Sewing machine, Cuttle bug, Ranger Distress Tool © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Whimsy Stamps is searching for a designer to join the Whimsy Stamps Magazine Staff as a Tutorials Specialist! If you love putting together tutorials and sharing your knowledge with others, all while using fun Whimsy Stamps products, then this is the perfect position for you! What we ask from you: 1. Submit four step-by-step tutorials for each magazine issue (issues are released every three months) 2. Create two additional cards/projects for each magazine issue 3. Participate in new release showcases during non-publication months 4. Commit to a term of six months What you will receive in return: 1. Five images, two sentiments, and 1 die per release (new release every month) 2. Access to all digital stamps, cutter files, and digital papers 3. Discount off of all products sold at the Whimsy Stamps Store (http://whimsystamps.com/store) 4. Additional bonus items from the Whimsy store that we would like you to incorporate into your magazine projects 5. ‌and the chance to join a wonderful group of designers! This design team call will remain open until 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2012. If you would like to apply, please send an email to whimsymagazine@gmail.com with the following information: 1. Name and email address 2. Blog address and/or other online galleries 3. Why you would like to join the team 4. An example tutorial that you have previous published/blogged More details about the position will be provided if you are chosen! Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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● Beyond Cards ● Spooky Halloween ● White-on-White designs ● Winter Wonderland

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Think outside the {card}box and create something out of the ordinary! Our designers are here to show you in the right direction. Check out their creative ideas on how to think beyond cards.

{star holly} Shaped card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Holly, Holiday Carols Notables 4, Shape EZ Pedestal Tag 1 template, Holly Branches Notables 4 die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Ranger Distress Ink, Momento ink, Gelly Roll; clear star; Papers: Star template is by Homemade gifts-made-easy.com, Reminisce "Christmas Angel flourish; Embellishments: lace from stash, RRR ribbon, Lace/stash, Recollections snow glitter dome pearls stickers, Marvy Snowmaker dried snow; Tools/Other: NB die Standard and Lacey Circles, Scor Pal Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{tags, tags, tags!}

Project Focus: Beyond Cards

(top) Tag by Deb Routledge; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sayings; Coloring Medium/Ink: Ranger Distress inks; Papers: My Minds Eye Life Stories; Embellishments: Doily by Wilton, sheer ribbon, eyelets by stampin' up; Tools/Other: Nestibilities, Stampin' Up cropodile, sewing machine, brown lunch sack, Martha Stewart scoreboard

(right) Tag by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Autumn Sentiments, Lavish Flourishes, Pumpkin Trio Die Set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Distress inks, Adirondack inks; Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Tombow markers; Embellishments: button, crinkled seam binding, button twine; Tools/Others: manila tag Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Beyond Cards

{muslin bag} Bag by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Under the Mistletoe; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic, StaZon Ink; Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Handmade Lolli pop flower, Recollections Gem brad, Cheese Lace; Tools/Other: Muslin Bag from State Line Bag Company

{ornaments} Creations by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Warm Winter Wishes Sentiments, Season’s Greetings; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink; Papers: gold glitter paper; Embellishments: gold ribbon, Viva Pearl Pen; Tools/Other: Impression Obsession bell die Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Spooky

Halloween

{unique}

Halloween is here and Whimsy Stamps has a variety of fun Halloween themed images. Some even too cute for just at Halloween, but if you are in need of some Spooky inspiration, look no further. Our DT members have some ideas to share...

Card by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products: Samantha by Lia Stampz, Definitions Notables 4, Notables 4 die, Dainty Notables 4 die, Corner Dies set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Digi image colored with Copics. Sentiment stamped with VersaMark and embossed; Papers: Patterned papers by Graphic 45 and plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, rosebuds and leaves by Hooked On Craft, Brad by KaiserCraft, Distress Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Tools/other: Magnolia 'swirl die'. Lea'bilities 'frame swirl die', Spellbinders. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Spooky Halloween

{hazel} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Hazel; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers, Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Shabby Ribbon- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Bats- Cuttle Bug, Vines Die Set- Whimsy Stamps, BradMaking Memories; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

{mummy dog} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Mummy Dog; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- My Stash, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Shabby Ribbon, Flower Stamens- The Little Boutique Etsy, BradMaking Memories; Tools: Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart

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Winter

Wonderland

{sledding friends}

Snow falling, covering the landscapes, leaving a glistening layer of beauty over everything it touches. Our designers have created snow and the feeling of winter with these lovely creations.

Card by Crissy Armstrong; Whimsy Stamps Products: The Littlest Reindeer - original water colour painting of The Littlest Reindeer for the Holiday Wishes Print set; Sentiment: homemade on computer/printer; Papers: Basic Grey: Nordic Holiday; Embellishments: Martha Stewart punches, Spellbinder Snowflake Wonder, Fancy Tags, Provo craft corner die, gems, ribbon and lace from Michael's, Whimsy's Pearl Ribbon; Tools: Cuttlebug, glue gun Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Winter Wonderland

Card by Denise Lynn; Whimsy Stamps products: Holly, Holiday Notables 2, Holly and Berries Die, Snowflake Notables 2 Die; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Christmas, Stampin’ Up! Card stock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: flowers, ribbon, Stickles, glitter; Tools: Memory Box snowflake border die, sewing machine for stitching

{holiday cheer}

{snow bird} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps products: Winter Fairy, Holiday Circle Postmarks; Ink: Memento; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Simple Stories; Embellishments: Star Spangled Tag Die- Whimsy Stamps, Flowers, Shabby Ribbon, Pearl SprayThe Little Boutique Etsy, Flat PearlsWant 2 Scrap; Tools: Cuttle Bug

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{shelter & love} Card by Crissy Armstrong; Whimsy Stamps Products: Sheltering Love - original water color painting of Sheltering Love from the Holiday Wishes Prints set; Papers: Echo Park: Winter Park, homemade paper using Heartfelt Creations Single Snowflakes stamps and Stampin' Up Whisper White ink; Embellishments: Spellbinder's Snowflake Wonder, Floral Ovals, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, other snowflake punches, pearls, satin ribbon from Michael's, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, glitter; Tools: Cuttlebug, glue gun

{peace, love, joy} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Snowflake Doily Die, Holiday Tags Die, Holiday Notables 3 sentiments, Notables 3 die, Vintage Christmas designer paper; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento; Embellishments: Whimsy Stamps Snowflake charm, Metallic red string, Spare Parts – The Paper Studios gemstone flower brad, Kaiser Scrapbook crystal gems, Ranger superfine embossing powder ; Tools/Other: Top Boss embossing pad

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Project Focus: Winter Wonderland

{let it snow}

Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: Sheltering Love, Spell it Out; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers, Prisma Colour Pencils; Papers: My Minds Eye - Be Merry; Embellishments: Snowflakes, gems, ribbon; Tools/Other: Acetate, chunky clear glitter for shaker part.

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Project Focus: Winter Wonderland

{holidays} Card by Heidy Blom; Whimsy Stamps products: Heidi with Sledge, Holiday Notables 2, Snowflake Notables 2 die; Papers: from stash; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Half pearls, Ribbon, Snow; Tools: Sewing machine

{warm wishes} Card by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Warm Winter Wishes, Magical Mini Letter Seals; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers; Papers: Embellishments: flatback pearls, mini metal hearts. Gold Stickles; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug Heart dies

{snow bunny} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps products: Snow Bunny, Christmas Sayings; Paper: CM - Cranberry & Espresso, Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Tis the Season For Family' digital papers; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'; Embellishments: Holly Leaves and Berries and Deep Red Satin Ribbon from WOC, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, Ranger Ice Stickles 'Crystal Ice', Stampendous Fun Flock; Tools: Nestabilities Rectangles, Deckled Rectangles, Mounting Foam Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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White-on-White

White, although seemingly plain, is actually anything but! Look at how our designers have created white on white projects to show how to transform the simple and plain into the stunning and elegant! Definitely nothing plain about WHITE!

{elegant holly} Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Whimsy Stamps products: Holly; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers, prisma colour pencils, Walnut Stain Distress Ink for edges; Papers: Dovecraft - Let it Snow; Embellishments: Pearls, clear rhinestones, foam snowflakes, plastic snowflake ornaments, glitter leaves, rolled ribbon flower, lace, flowers, silver doily, felt ribbon, stardust stickles; Tools/Other: Martha Stewart Lace Punch, Scissors for distressing edges. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: White-on-White

{our home to yours} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Sayings, Notables 5 Die, Holly and Berries die, Vines die set, Star Spangled Tag die, Double Scallop Border die; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: White cardstock, glitter cardstock and glossy cardstock; Embellishments: gold pearls, ribbon; Tools/Other: BossKut poinsettia die, CuttleBug embossing folder, CuttleBug

{be mine} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Tree Die, Ornaments Border Die, Notables 1 Die, Love Letter Seals sentiment; Coloring Medium/Ink: Stazon Silver; Papers: Reminisce, Bazzill; Embellishments: snowflake ribbon Sticker Store, Twinklets Diamond dust, The Paper Studios and Cuttle but emboss folders, Kaiser craft pearls, Metalic pearl string; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug

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Project Focus: White-on-White

{warm my heart} Card by Marilyn Scheller; Whimsy Stamps products: Winter Notables 1 Sentiments, Notables 1 Die, Shape EZ Poinsettia, Layered Snowflakes Die set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Embellishments: brads and ribbon from my stash; Tools/Other:, Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake and oak leaf punches, Stardust Stickles

{sleigh ride} Card by Sylvia Blum; Whimsy Stamps products: Sleigh Ride; Coloring Medium/Ink: Mondeluz watercolor pencils, Distress inks blue, Versafine ink black; Embellishments: Fancy Pants blue velvet ribbon; Tools/Other: Grand Calibur die cutting machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Eight, Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder, Corner Rounder, Stickles, Liquid Pearls

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in the

● Guest Designer: Wendy Ramlakhan ● Buzzworthy: Whimsy Prints Collection ● Company team-up: Some Odd Girl Stamps ● Customer Creations

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Guest Designer This issue we are joined by the talented Wendy Ramlakhan as our Guest Designer. Wendy has a beautiful coloring and card making style which we are honored to be able to share with you. Look how Wendy has brought these Whimsy images to life in her beautiful creations. And to see more of Wendy's work you can visit her blog: SugarPea Designs (sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/)

{winter holly} Whimsy Stamps products: Holly; Papers: TPC Studio - Winter Whites (Let It Snow); Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping – Copics for coloring; Embellishments: Fabric Button from TPC Studios (Winter Whites), pop up dots; Tools: Fishtail Banner Die-namic and Oval Dainty Doily from My Favorite Things

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In the Spotlight: Guest Designer Wendy

{xmas hottie} Whimsy Stamps products: Xmas Hottie, Whimsy Stamps Facebook FREEBIE sentiment; Papers: Teresa Collins (Family Home); Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping – Copics for coloring; Embellishments: Crape Paper (the kind used as party streamers), Rhinestones by Recollections, Silk Ribbon & PomPom Trim from the Ribbon Carousel, pop up dots; Tools: Banner Die-namic from My Favorite Things

{xmas doves} Whimsy Stamps products: Two Turtle Doves; Papers: Echo Park – Christmas This and That; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping – Copics for coloring; Embellishments: Machine Stitching, Silk Ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel, pop up dots; Tools: Fence Die from Your Next Stamp, Tim Holtz Wood grain embossing folder.

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In the Spotlight: Guest Designer Wendy

{fun snow friends}

Whimsy Stamps products: Snowman and Penguins; Papers: My Minds's Eye – Merry Little Christmas; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping – Copics for coloring; Embellishments: Doily from Wiltons, Fabric Button from Karen Foster (Christmas Cooking), Silk Ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel, pop up dots

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Whimsy Stamps new product line "Whimsy Prints Collection" are beautiful sets of hand colored images which are then digitally reproduced and die cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are great for all crafters, from beginners to expert designers. They are perfect for use as card toppers on your cards, bookmarks, gift bags, gift enclosures, photo album covers, cupcake toppers, calendars, tags, scrapbook pages, decoupaging, and so much more. Take a look at what our DT members have created using this new and exciting product from Whimsy Stamps!

{pony friend}

Bookmark by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Holiday Wishes Whimsy Prints, Winter Letter Seals, Holly & Berries die; Coloring Medium/Ink: -- Papers: Whimsy/Michelle Roos Merry & Bright, kraft cardstock; Embellishments: rhinestones, ribbon, mulberry paper flowers, Stickles, jingle bell charm; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders circles dies, Martha Stewart circle cutter, branch punch. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Whimsy Prints Collection

{book card} Card by Jacque Beddingfield; Whimsy Stamps Products: Merry Christmas Whimsy Prints; Papers: Cardboard for base, DP from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday; Embellishments: Organza Ribbon, Holly Leaves with Red Pearls, Other: Business Envelopes

{drummer boy} Ornament by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Merry Christmas Whimsy Prints; Coloring Medium/Ink: -- Papers: green cardstock; Embellishments: ribbon, jingle bell charms, burlap string, tiny pearls; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders floral ovals, Impression Obsession 'Shake it' oval shaker card pouches Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Whimsy Prints Collection

{magical friends} Card by Stephanne Maraver; Whimsy Stamps Products: Vintage Christmas Papers, Holiday Wishes Prints, ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 Die; Embellishments: WOC flowers, Recollections pearls and stars, distressing in Vintage Photo, laces and ribbons from stash.

{reindeer friend} Card by Stephanne Maraver; Whimsy Stamps Products: Merry and Bright Papers, Holiday Wishes Prints, Holiday Mini Tickets, Mini Ticket Die; Embellishments: WOC flowers, Recollections pearls and stars, distressing in Vintage Photo, laces and ribbons from stash.

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In the Spotlight: Whimsy Prints Collection

{love}

Ornament by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Products: Holiday Wishes Whimsy Prints; Embellishments: Celebrate It Holiday ornament, Offray Ribbon, Flora craft Twinklets, Buffalo snow, Prima Pearl and WOC flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punch; Tools: Aleen’s quick dry Tacky Glue © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Whimsy Prints Collection

{home} Card by Deb Routledge; Whimy Stamps products: ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Whimsy Prints Merry Christmas, Notables 5 die, Double Scallop Square Doily Die; Coloring medium/ink: Black Memento, distress ink worn Lipstick; Papers: Crate Paper, American Crafts Kraft cardstock; Embellishments: pearls and various flowers, voile ribbon; Tools/Other: EK Success flower punch

{skates} Card by Deb Routledge; Whimsy Stamps products: ‘Tis the Season Notables 5, Whimsy Prints Merry Christmas, Notables 5 die, Double Scallop Doily Die; Coloring medium/ink: Black Memento, distress ink worn Lipstick; Papers: Crate Paper, American Crafts Kraft cardstock; Embellishments: pearls and various flowers, voile ribbon; Tools/Other: EK Success flower punch. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Whimsy Prints Collection

{happy holidays} Card by Jacque Beddingfield; Whimsy Stamps Products: Merry Christmas Whimsy Prints; Papers: Base and Double Matting – Bazzill, DP - Bo Bunny Rejoice Collection; Embellishments: Paper Doily, Satin Ribbon, Holly Buttons, Roses, Carnations, Holly Berries

{candles} Decorated Candles by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Products: Merry Christmas Whimsy Prints, Paper: Kraft; Ink: Ranger Distress; Enbellishments; Recollections faux pearls, Tim Holtz Jump Rings, Offray Ribbons, American crafts eyelet; Tools: Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Cuttlebug. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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For this issue’s company team-up, Whimsy has joined forces with Some Odd Girl (someoddgirl.com) to showcase our newest holiday sentiments and dies and how well they compliment the fabulous new holiday Some Odd Girl clear stamp images! Our teams have created some wonderful Holiday themed samples and Kristy, the owner of SOG, has a fabulous tutorial to share for coloring snow with Copic Markers on page 69.

{too cool} Card by Mariska van der Veer; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Holiday Circle Pennants, Some Odd Girl Winter Friends; Sentiment: Some Odd Girl Winter Friends ("You're Too Cool!"), Some Odd Girl Angel Gwen (Banner); Coloring Medium: Copic Markers with white gel pen; Papers: Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas, white and turquoise cardstock; Embellishments: Bandage, Ice Diamond Stickles, string pearl from local store; Other: Whimsy Stamps Circle Pennants Dies, Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Doily Die, the image was 3D paper pieced for extra dimension using Olba Glue and syringes Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Tag by Annette Allen; Stamps/Dies: Gingerbread Kaylee and Winter Warmth from Some Odd Girl, Whimsy Stamps Holiday Notables 2 and Snowflakes Notables 2 Die, Papertrey ink tag die; Papers: Neenah kraft cardstock; Other: Copic Sketch Markers (E39, E37, E35, G07, G05, R27, R29, American Crafts foam adhesives, Versamark watermark stamp pad, Memento tuxedo black ink pad. Embellishments: May Arts Ribbon, Ranger Enamel Accents, Ranger Stickles Lime Green

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In the Spotlight: Some Odd Girl Company Team-up

{sending cheer} Card by Anna Sigga; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Holiday Notables 1; Some Odd Girl Gingerbread Kaylee; Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned papers – ScrapCake; Ink: Memento, Copics, Versamark and Tim Holtz Distress ink; Embellishments: Gems – Prima

{snow bear} Card by Anna Sigga; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Holiday Notables 1, Some Odd Girl Snowflakes; Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned papers - October Afternoon, Glitter paper – CoreDinations; Ink: Memento, Copics Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress ink; Embellishments: Embossing powder - American Crafts, Doily

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In the Spotlight: Some Odd Girl Company Team-up

{silver bells} Card by Indah Permatasari; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Holiday Carols Notables 4, Some Odd Girl Ornament Tia; Ink: Memento and S.E.I.; Coloring: Copic Markers; Digital kit: Deck The Rooftop by Melissa Bennett & Libby Pritchett Sweet Shoppe Designs

{stocking} Shaped Card by Debbie Eastman; Stamps: Some Odd Girl Angel Gwen; Dies: Whimsy Stamps Holly and Berries Die Papers: from stash: Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos; Embellishments: ribbon and bells, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Stickles Glitter glue

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In the Spotlight: Some Odd Girl Company Team-up

{angel gwen} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Tis the Season Notables 5, Some Odd Girl Angel Gwen; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: My Minds Eye Merry & Bright; Embellishments: rhinestones, ribbon, mulberry paper flowers, burlap string, Stickles, crystal stem, large snowflake ornament, jingle bell; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Notables 5 die, Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders Labels 25

{yummy} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Some Odd Girl Gingerbread Kaylee; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Momento; Paper: Authentique - Loyal Collection; Embellishments: Offray Antiquetity Lace, Sugar and Spice ribbon altered w/ Copic, Velum altered flowers

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{tobie}

{kaylee}

In the Spotlight: Some Odd Girl Company Team-up

Card by Vera Yates; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Christmas Sayings, Reindeer from Deck The Halls and Tobie by Some Odd Girl; Papers: Daiquiry Ice Two Scoops, Berry Sensation, Bazzill Basics, Tiny Polka Dot - Teal Tonal Hobby Lobby The Paper Studio; Ink/Coloring Medium: Tuxedo Black Memento, Green Hills Hero Arts, Copic markers; Embellishments: Whimsy Stamps Ornaments

Creation by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Spell it Out, Some Odd Girl Gingerbread Kaylee; Coloring Medium/Ink: Prisma pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: Moleskin kahier kraft journal; Embellishments: rhinestone, ribbon, Stickles, Tools/Other: foam tape

{tia} Creation by Debbie Eastman; Stamps: Some Odd Girl Ornament Tia; Dies: Whimsy Stamps Ornaments Border Die, Whimsy Stamps Holly and Berries Die; Papers: Whimsy Vintage Christmas designer paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos; Embellishments: Stickles Glitter glue, Tiny coloured Gems

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{deck the halls} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Winters Jewel 1 , Vintage Lamp Post Die, Ornaments Border die" Shapeology die, Flourish stamp; Other Stamps: Some Odd Girl stamp Ornament Tia; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic and Ranger Distress Ink, Momento; Papers: MME "Signature Christmas by Jen Wilson, Creative Papers Online; Embellishments: Recollections pearls, ivory ribbon is RRR, Kaiser Scrapbook pearls, Whimsy Stamps Snow Flake Charm Assortment, Tim Holtz jump ring; Tools/Other: Cheery Lynn Pine branches die, NB Labels Twenty Two die, Ranger Distress Tool, Cuttle Bug

{winter warmth}

Card by Annette Allen; Stamps/Dies: Kaylee's Closet Wardrobe and Winter Warmth from Some Odd Girl, Whimsy Stamps Holiday Notables 2 and Snowflake Notables 2 Die; Papers: Lawn Fawn Fa La La Collection 6x6 paper pad, Neenah white cardstock Embellishments: May Arts Ribbon, Sticky Gems Other: Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Copic Sketch Markers, (E0000, E000, E00, R81, E77, E74, E71, R27, R29, G07, G05, B05), Scotch advanced tape glider, American Crafts foam adhesives and EK Success cutter-bee snips. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Customer Creations

As always we are happy to share the fantastic creations submitted by our customers and fans. Big thanks to Rea and Anneke for sharing these wonderful creations as we spotlight our customers....

{goldie} Card by Anneke Suykerbuyk; Whimsy Stamps products: Goldie; Papers: Maja Design "Crea Diem"; Inks: Memento inks, colored with copic markers; Embellishments: Magnolia Chandeliers, metal corner, mini sea shells and mini sea star, swirls from "Joy! Crafts", mini roses, pearl pen; Tools: Martha Steward Punch, zip bag, nestabilities, glitters Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Customer Creations

{christmas dreaming} Card by Rea Custer; Whimsy Stamps products: Christmas Dreaming; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Papers: red paper from stash, DP - Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium; Embellishments: Diamond and red stickles, red ribbon - Walmart, oval punch and sentiment from Stampin' Up, flowers - Whimsy Stamps, Kaiser Crafts, and I Am Roses, Green pearls - Want 2 Scrap, candy canes from Michaels.

{rosie} Card by Rea Custer; Whimsy Stamps products: Rose's Bike Ride; Inks: colored with Distress Inks, used Autumn Flower Soft, and brown and orange stickles, Orange paper from Stampin' Up; Papers: DP is by MME – sunshine; Embellishments: burlap and rust ribbon - Walmart, Rhinestones and swirl from Michaels, leaves from leaf punch by EK Success, flowers and pin are from Whimsy and Kaiser Craft.

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FIVE new step-by-step tutorials for you to try, including a special guest tutorial by Kristy Dalman of Some Odd Girl Stamps on how to color snow! Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Tutorial by Kristy Dalman

Hi! Kristy Dalman, the owner/artist of Some Odd Girl here thrilled to be bring you a tutorial that I hope will be helpful during your winter and holiday crafting! I want to share with you how I color SNOW. You can also take this idea and apply it to coloring white items (polar bears, flowers, etc etc) but the colors I'll be using will be specific to the white stuff that keeps me indoors during the winter. Lets get started!

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Step 1: I'm using Snowman Tobie, well primarily the snowman part of the image, in this tut along with Copic colors BG70, BG72, BG90, BG93, BG96 and the optional color of YR30. So when coloring white anything what you are trying to do is to add shape and dimension to the object using your shading but without over powering the white color... or its not going to look white is it? :) So we are leaving the bulk of the image just as it prints out and then adding our colors just into the shadow and shaded portions. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Step 2: The first thing I do is to use BG70, which is a super light greyish blue-green, to establish my shape. So on the snowman to make each section look rounder and kind of lumpy. Adding texture is a great way to add interest to white objects without overpowering the white!

Step 3: then I use my Colorless Blender, 0, and just "smooth it out"

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Step 4: While its still wet, I add in BG72 to add more shading and texture. Snow is lumpy after you roll it into a ball so showing that only adds to your coloring. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

Step 5: Then to add more "shadow" while keeping the cool feel, I'm adding in BG93 to add to the shape and texture.

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Step 6: Now, as I like a pop in contrast no matter what I'm coloring, I add in BG96 to the darkest portions of the shadows. You might think that a color that dark would be too much on something that is suppose to be white but white really does have more shadow than you think! Try it! I really think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Step 7: To kind of "soften" my texture and bring the colors together I first use BG90 to go over the areas I added in BG93/BG96 still using the same type of motion I did to add the texture. Then over it all the same thing was done with BG70.

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Step 8 (optional): We've done a nice job of really showing the shape of our snowman here with our shading with the BGs but if you want to give it an extra kick why not at a highlight to the top to add to the roundness of the snowman. I used YR30, which is a subtle color. It makes the cold snow feel like its out on a sunny winter's day. I hope you've enjoyed how I like to color snow and I hope this helps you when you go ward off the chill with some fun coloring this winter!

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Tutorial by

Iris Wiechmann

Christmas Crackers - invented in England and usually pulled at the Christmas table or at parties can be easily self-made. I also like the idea that I can fill the crackers myself with little things like candies, chocolates or small gifts, rather than have the pre-filled ones. In this tutorial I like to show you how you can easily and quickly make your own crackers.

What you’ll need: - paper rolls (toilet paper, paper towels) or cardboard to make your own - tissue paper in desired color or gift wrapping paper - cracker snaps - if not widely available in your country you can order them online or around Christmas time they are also sometimes available in craft stores like Michaels (US) - ribbon or string - designer paper long enough to fit around the cracker - sentiment, colored image, embellishments to decorate the cracker - filling - what every you like to put inside the cracker

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Step 2: Add a little bit of glue to the paper roll to secure the tissue paper before wrapping. Don't glue the whole length, it would make the cracker hard to pull apart later.

Step 1: I used a paper roll from toilet paper and cut it in half. I don't want my cracker to be that large butyou can make your cracker as big as you like of course. Then cut a piece of tissue paper to wrap around your paper roll. The size of the paper should be about 3 times as wide as your paper roll is and long enough to wrap around the paper roll a few times. I used tissue paper and before I cut it to the desired size I folded it so it was in 3-4 layers.

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3 4 Step 4: At the end I folded the paper over once to have a clean seam and added a little glue again to secure the tissue paper. Step 3: Now start wrapping you paper roll.

5 6 Step 6: It's time now to add the cracker snap. Don't glue on the whole snap, it won't snap later. Just add a little dot of glue to the ends or if you prefer gluing it in the middle, just add a small dot right where the actual 'snap' is. Step 5: This is how your wrapped paper roll looks from the inside now.

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Step 9: Here you can see the snap inside the tied paper.

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Step 10: Fill your cracker! I filled mine with two candies and some punched out stars

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Step 11: Carefully tie the other end.

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Step 13: The cracker with the added designer paper. Now add your embellishments.

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Step 12: We can now start decorating the cracker. I like to add matching designer paper, wrapping it around the cracker. This doesn't only look nice it also adds a little bit more stability to the cracker and makes it easier to adhere your embellishments.

14 Step 14: I've added a sentiment, paper flower, punched out snowflake, star and some glitter

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And voila! You are done making your Holiday Cracker! I hope you liked my tutorial and enjoyed making your own Holiday Cracker!

Holiday Cracker by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products:Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 die, Winter Blues designer paper; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic marker; Papers: tissue paper, cardstock; Embellishments: ribbon, mulberry paper flower, Stickles,; Tools/Other: Copic airbrush system, Cuttle Bug, Martha Stewart punches, cracker snap, candies. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Tutorial by Sylvia Blum Here’s a little step-by-step tutorial on how to create a shaped Easel card. I’ve used a Spellbinders Label shape here in this example, but you can use any kind of shape you want to! No matter you are using a label shape, a heart shape or a circle or whatever you want, the basic technique remains the same.

What you’ll need: die cutting machine, metal die to cut out shape, stamps and embellishments, tape/glue, paper

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Step 5: Now choose the patterned papers you want to use on your card and die cut them using the same shape than for your card base. Adhere one of them to the bottom of your card. Put adhesive (I like to use tape, but you can use whatever glue you usually use) to the side of the upper flap of your card that is in front of you, when folding down the scored line (see photo). It’s very important you ONLY put adhesive onto this half and NOT to the whole flap!!!

Step 6:Adhere the second patterned paper to the front (see photo). It’s helpful to put a brad or button onto the bottom flap of the card, so the front has a ‘stop’ when opened up. Now it’s time to embellish to your liking and you’re done.

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Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann Muslin bags are very versatile and also make great gift bags. Jazz them up to match your cards or as a unique packaging for this very special gift. In this tutorial I would like to show you how to stamp and color on muslin fabric using Copic markers and Prisma pencils.

What you’ll need: - Muslin bag of desired size (Important: prewashed and ironed) - stamp of your choice - Memento dye ink (I used Tuxedo Black) - piece of cardstock that will fit in the bag - Copic markers (or other alcohol markers) - Prisma pencils (I prefer Prisma pencils as they are smooth and soft (due to being wax based) and easy to color with on fabric) - Some scrap fabric to practice - …and of course, embellishments of your choice to decorate your bag later on.

1 Step 1: To avoid stains on the back of your bag while coloring, slide in a piece of white cardstock as protective sheet. It also makes a great base for coloring.

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2 Step 2: The image I'm using is 'Little Jack Drumming' by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. Make sure you pre-wash (no fabric softener) and iron your muslin bag before applying any ink to it. Now stamp your image onto the fabric. Do not press too hard or leave the stamp on too long as the image might become fuzzy. Remember you are stamping on fabric not on cardstock. The fibers of the fabric soak up the ink quickly and if you press too hard or have the stamp sitting on the fabric too long the ink might bleed and your image will look blurry. You can always practice on a piece of scrap fabric.

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9 Step 9: Now we are adding shadows and giving the image some depth using Prisma pencils. Due to their waxy and soft nature you can also blend the Prismas easily on fabric if desired. use your fingers, apiece of scrap fabric or a cotton ball/Q-Tip to do so. (NO blending medium!) I start using dark brown on the hat. Just start where it would be the darkest and then you can built up color. More pressure where it would be darkest and with a light touch where it is going to blend in the marker color. I used the following pencils on the hat: dark brown, sepia, olive green, peacock green, raspberry, french grey 70%

11 Step 11: The final coloring steps will be adding an outline and some shadows on the floor. For the outline I used non-photo blue and cool grey 70% for the shadows. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

10 Step 10: Continue adding shadows and depth to the rest of the image. Prisma colors used in addition to the ones already listed before: kelp green, chocolate, warm grey 50%, light cerulean blue, muted turquoise, crimson red, peach, beige, blush pink, french grey 50%, light umber

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To decorate your bag you can use whatever you like and you have on hand. I used ribbon, lace, self-adhesive gems, paper flowers, jingle bells, burlab string, die cuts, Stickles, etc. One more close-up look on the image and the bag is ready to be decorated.

I hope I could inspire you with this tutorial to try coloring on fabric/muslin, it's a lot of fun and has a great effect!

Decorated Muslin bag by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps products: Holiday Carols Notables 4, Notables 4 die; Little Jack and Bella Drumming; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic markers, Prisma pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: Kraft cardstock, glitter cardstock; Embellishments: rhinestones, ribbon, lace, mulberry paper flower, burlap string, Stickles, large snowflake ornament, jingle bells, snowflake charm, punched out snowflakes; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.

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Tutorial by Tammy Louise Cunliffe There are times when I'm in love with a multi colored ribbon and simply can't find design paper to match. Do you love to alter items and make seemingly useless items desirable again? For pennies, you to can create several different types of backgrounds or imitation design paper for your projects with this easy tutorial. The webpage is clothpaperscissors.com by Linda Calverley and I'm so excited to share this technique with you I learned in my card class demonstrated by Linda Krench in our monthly card workshop. "Make your own rolling stamps with fun foam".

What you’ll need: foam, dies, recycled tape rolls, tape and/or glue, ink, ribbon, paper

Step 1: Using sheets of inexpensive fun foam and recycled calculator tape rolls either two together or single rolls to create the rolled stamps

1 Step 2: Use any of your favorite die with a design to create your stamp, today I used Spellbinders Eyelets Border #1

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3 Step 3: Using double sided tape or glue on the reverse side of the foam

4 Step 4: Adhere the cut out to the tape roll closing off the ends as closely as possible.

6 5 Step 5: Choose your colors of ink for your project, today I’ve chosen to match some multi colored ribbon with Ranger Distress Ink

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There are other choices with this foam as well: 1. Hand cut designs: 2. Mix and match inks to use 3. Emboss into your fun foam 4. Combine and double roll your patters with metallic inks 5. Horizontally flip your design to add texture and depth to your design paper

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{angel} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps products: Autumn Letter Seals Sentiment Stamp; Coloring Medium/ Ink: Ranger Distress Inks, Pigment Inks, Momento Papers: Bazzill Stock; Embellishments: Offray ribbon, leaves/stash, buttons, Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders eyelets border #1, Standard circle, Lacey Circles and Labels Seventeen

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Project contributors: Ann Vento Crissy Armstrong Deb Routledge Debbie Eastman Denise Lynn Heidy Blom Iris Wiechmann Jacque Beddingfield Kelly Mannix Lori Pachkowsky Marilyn Scheller Mariska van der Veer Michelle Oatman Patricia Garcia Shannah Bartle Stephanne Maraver Sylvia Blum Tammy Louise Cunliffe

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