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In this issue...  Getting to know Crissy Armstrong  August Stamp release highlights  FIVE step-by-step tutorials (including

a Copic skin coloring tutorial by Elaine Hughes!) between Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafy  Some Buzzworthy news that‘s sure to

leave you talking  Whimsy Stamps steps out of the box &

brings you creations Beyond Cards! ...and much more!

On the Merge

Whimsy welcomes on board a new, but familiar, artist to its rubber collection! See page 17 for more information and for a first glimpse of the first images that will be releasing in rubber in early October!

vanStamps der Heijden, details on page 69 August 2011, Issue 2 ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.Card by Marley Whimsy Inspirations Magazine

Card by Iris Wiechmann, see details on page 6

 An incredible company team up

Crissy Armstrong - learn about the artist of these beautiful images on page 12! Visit us at http://www.whimsystamps.com


Contents The Tidbits

Project Focus

3 A Note from the Editors

36 Glitz and Glam

17 Buzzworthy

76 Beyond Cards 92 Masculine Cards

In the Spotlight 4 Staff Designers

Do It Yourself!

12 Artist Spotlight on Crissy Armstrong

34 Shaker Card by Lori Pachkowsky

Product Focus

38 Copic Skin Coloring Tutorial by Elaine Hughes

6 August Release 51 Sentimental Stamping

Special Feature: Whimsy & Make it Crafty

43 Using Copics and Pencils by Iris Wiechmann 54 Creating Patterned Paper by Minna Paajanen

The Usual

60 On the Merge: A Joint Endeavor

94 Double Take 95 Whimsy Freebies

62 Merging Images Tutorial by Zoe McGrath

96 Digi Highlights

65 Company Team Up

Whimsy Rewind 26 Recently Released 87 Oldies but Goodies

Quick Tips 23 Sandwich Stacker for Cuttlebug 30 Stamping with Minna

101 Customer Creations

The Nitty Gritty 59 DT call 103 Whimsy Family 104 Whimsy Connection 105 Retailers 106 Credits

91 Paper Saving Tips

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A note from Denise… Dear Friends, Thank you for the massive support and encouragement over the last couple of months with the release of our Whimsy Inspirations Magazine. It is a labor of love that we are so thrilled to be able to share with you. And, we are excited to tell you that this magazine will continue to remain a free online publication for all to read and download. We hope that you will be inspired, you will learn something new, and that you will share this resource with your crafting friends. Our creative team has been very busy working on new ideas, samples, tutorials, and ways to use our products. They have out done themselves again and the pages of Issue 2 are filled to the brim with Whimsy goodness! We would like to say a special thank you to our guest Elaine Hughes for her amazing coloring tutorial and samples. And an enormous thank you to our guest company Make it Crafty and owner Zoe McGrath for our feature article ―On the Merge!‖ We hope to continue to bring our readers something special and unique each month. Pull up a chair and grab your favorite beverage, kick back, relax and enjoy Issue 2 of the Whimsy Inspirations Magazine! Happy Stamping, Denise

...and a note from Ann Dear fellow crafters, The months have zoomed on by and we are here again to bring you Issue 2 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! Your enthusiasm and compliments over our first issue has been overwhelming and it is a sheer pleasure to be bringing you this magazine every other month for free! Putting together Issue 2 has been another rewarding issue to work on and I‘m so very lucky to be surrounded by talented artists, creative designers, and a wonderful owner who supports us. I say it all the time, but Whimsy Stamps truly is a one-of-a-kind company to work for. We hope that you enjoy this issue and that you walk away with something new to use for your papercrafting adventures! Till next time, Ann

Noteworthy Dates August 10th - New rubber stamps and dies release - 15 new stamps and sets and 3 new Shapeology metal dies! August 14th - Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty join forces to bring you new digital sentiments and backgrounds with an urban flair August 17th - August rubber release blog hop - Inspiration, prizes, and fun! September 1st - Monthly digital stamp release - including designs from our newest artist LiaStampz! September 14th - September rubber stamp release day - stay tuned for new images from Crissy Armstrong, KennyK, and Meljen's Designs, as well as new sentiments and dies from Raindrop Echo Designs!

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Introducing‌. The Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

Staff Designers!

Iris

Whimsy Stamps is pleased to introduce our readers to the amazing ladies behind many of the projects and samples you see in our magazine. Our Whimsy Magazine Staff of designers put their heart and soul into the creations filling these pages and they give freely of their knowledge and crafting abilities. Big huge thanks to each of these ladies for the wonderful cards, projects, and tutorials! Hi, I'm Iris a German native living in sunny Florida. I am happily married and mom to a (almost grown) teenage daughter. I love all things crafty and I am an animal lover. We have two dogs, a Boxer and a Doberman. I was introduced to rubber stamping about 5 years ago and I'm totally hooked ever since. I have been creative all my life and tried many different things but paper crafting/card making has become my passion! I also like to swim, ride my bicycle, walk on the beach, read, cook & bake and design & create my own jewelry. I am proud and very happy to design for the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine.

Hi I'm Lori from Canada. A small town in Manitoba along the beautiful Winnipeg River where I live with my husband and our three beautiful children. I have been crafting in some form or another as long as I can remember. I love to garden, sew, bake, craft, and take pictures. I guess you could say anything that involves my hands, now if only I could get them to pick up after myself! I am thrilled to be a part of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. Whimsy has such an amazing team of artists who make the designers jobs so easy. We are so lucky to be able to work with such quality stamps, dies, papers and people. They inspire me every day. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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My name is Minna Paajanen and I live in Finland. I met my beloved husband when we were sixteen and now we have been married 18 years ;-) We have six wonderful children, five girls and one son. I`m so proud of them! All of my life I have made handmade crafts; sewing, knitting, crocheting etc. but I found stamping on January 2009 and it has become my passion.

Minna

Staff Designers! My name is Marley van der Heijden, I am 22 years old and I live in the (cold and rainy) Netherlands. I still live at home with my parents, our puppy Mister Wilson, 6 turtles, a parrot and some birds. I work with people that are mentally disabled. In my free time I love to make cards & also started to make lay outs. I love to work with beautiful papers, flowers, glitters. Next to scrapping I also love to read, watch some movies & of course: shopping! I‘m so happy to be a part of Whimsy Stamps because I love the variety that Whimsy Stamps brings every month.

My name is Patricia Garcia I am a native from Mexico, but have been living here in California, USA since I was a little girl. I started to scrapbook a little bit after the birth of my first child 17 years ago. Since then I have always had a special interest in paper crafts. I enjoy making my own cards, altering things or making little handmade gifts. It's an honor for me to be a part of the Whimsy Stamps Design Team! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Product Focus On August 10th we released our monthly rubber stamp and dies collection. There are loads of new image stamps and sentiment sets as well as new Shapeology dies. All of these fabulous new releases are available in the Whimsy Stamps shop now!

Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann

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Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Hang in There and Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics and Prismacolour Pencils ; Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Stampin‘ Up! Very Vanilla and Old Olive; Embellishments: Whimsy Embellishments ‗Five Petal Flower Charm‘ & Heart Pearl Ribbon Slider, Stickles, rhinestone swirls, paper roses; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology ‗Elegant Flourishes‘, Martha Stewart border punch, EK Success leave punch, heart doily die & butterfly die from Cheery Lynn Designs; Other: Card design is a twisted easel

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Product Focus

Monkey Toes Card created by Senior Designer

Ann Vento Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Monkey Toes and Welcome Baby Sentiments; Ink: StazOn in Rich Cocoa stamped on 300 gsm watercolor paper; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Crate Paper Neighborhood 6x6 pad and cardstock from Joann‘s Crafts; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, cotton and jute ladder trim; Tools: Cricut Expression (scalloped circle base and large circle), Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Large Circles, Cuttlebug, ATG Gun Card how-to: Card base and the large circle was cut using the Cricut Expression. The large circle was glued onto the base with another piece of patterned paper, then the trim was added. The image was stamped, watercolored and let dry. Spellbinders Nestabilities were used to cut out the image in a circle and to cut out the lacey scallop shape behind the image. Sentiment was stamped and cut out by hand; the circle behind the sentiment was cut out using a Nestabilities circle die. The different elements and pieces were then glued to the card base. Flowers were added as accents to the card. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Wanda Wicked

Product Focus

Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wanda Wicked and sentiment from A Touch of Elegance Set; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Paper: BasicGrey; Embellishments: Flowers, Buttons, Leaves, Ribbon & button twine from Sew Sweet, Staples, Charm, Pearls, Stickles.; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Distress Tool. Card how-to: I placed my design papers how I want them, tore off some edges and glued them on to the cardstock. Put a ribbon in the middle and made a bow. Glued the colored image on the card. I have put some flowers in the corners of the image with buttons in the middle of the flowers. Also added some leaves. I have put some pearls in the corners and staples on the image and ribbon. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Butterfly Sympathy

Product Focus

Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Sympathy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics YR00, YR21, E07, E97; Paper: 7 Gypsies Venice; Embellishments: Circle cutter, Sewing machine, Pen to curl the wings down, Crop a dile to add eyelet to the tag; Other: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

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Product Focus

A recap of our new products:

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Artist Spotlight

Crissy Armstrong An interview

with one of Whimsy’s first artists!

Whimsy Artist since 2009

what I would end up doing at all. I set some reasonable goals and began moving forward with it. I took some classes in watercolour painting and pastel. I joined the local art club and bought how-to books. I paid attention to the lessons and practiced all the demos in my books. Seems like a pretty humble beginning, but everyone‘s first steps are. How did you become a rubber stamp artist? I knew nothing about the hobby of rubber stamping. Then one day my mother-in-law gave me a lesson in stamping and making greeting cards. I was hooked on the hobby from that day forward. A few months later I joined a Yahoo group for stampers in Ontario. That‘s where I met Tina of High Hopes Stamps. She was looking for a stamp illustrator at the time. When I first saw her post asking if anyone knew of an artist who could draw stamp designs, I didn‘t even consider it! But the second time I saw her re-post the same request, I felt as if God tapped me on the shoulder and said, ―Go for it!‖ So I sent Tina some of my drawings through an e-mail, and she hired me right away.

Tell us a little about yourself - anything you'd like to share about you personally. Ok, well, I live in the province of Ontario in Canada with my hubby Mike and our two mutts, Avro and Spitfire. We have four kids that are all grown and on their own. Our oldest has a daughter, which makes me ―Granny Crissy‖ now! I love to laugh but can‘t tell a joke to save my life!

I was clue-less on how to draw the type of rubber stamps that she wanted for her company! It is a very specific type of art. And so I struggled a lot at first. But she graciously walked me through the learning process. Her faith and her patience with me were amazing. I will always be grateful for the years we had together. After four years with High Hopes, I got on with Kraftin Kimmie, Wags ‗n Whiskers, Squigglefly and then of course, Whimsy. Although I believed I could handle that many contracts all at once, it really was too much. I am drawing for Whimsy exclusively now, and I am really happy with them (with you, heh-heh).

Did you always want to be an artist? I have always been an artist. I don‘t know if being an artist is something a person can choose. I think it chooses you. Of course someone can ―discover‖ art as a hidden talent later in life. But for me it was a love affair that began the first time I put crayon to paper!

I am really glad Denise approached me to draw for her company. I love working with her and all the Whimsy team. Denise provides an atmosphere where I can really flourish as an artist. She lets me take risks and meet new challenges. I have grown so much as an artist because of her encouragement and because of the freedom she gives me to let my imagination play!

I just always found art so enjoyable. Also my parents were very encouraging, always making sure I had a good supply of crayons and paper! And they‘d get so excited about my creations and lavish me with praise. I think that was why I kept at it all through my life. Art has always been such a positive experience for me.

Denise encouraged me to fulfill my dream of having a whole line of carousel horses. I was so excited about having all those ideas materialize in rubber!

How did you start your art career? Once my kids were grown and in high school, I had all this spare time on my hands. I just decided one day to get serious about my talent and desire to create art. It was literally a matter of making that mental decision! I really believed that God would guide me if I started taking steps in the general direction of a career in art. I really didn‘t know

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What do you love most about illustrating rubber stamps? It‘s just me doing what I have done from the time I was a child. I‘m creating cute little pictures that I enjoy looking at and using on a card myself. I think its fun to dream up the scenarios that I put my characters in. And seeing what others create from my drawings is also a thrill. I can‘t think of anything not to love about it! Oh yeah, and did I mention the money? It boggles my mind that I get paid to have all this fun!

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Crissy Armstrong Interview continued...

What is your absolute favorite of the Whimsy Stamps that you've illustrated? That‘s really hard to pick just one. A lot of the time, my latest drawing ends up being my favourite, until I draw another one. Like right now I‘m pretty happy with my Noah‘s Ark. But Little Christmas Angel and Touched By Love are also pretty dear to me… then there's my line of carousel horses - those are dear to me. Oh! Then there‘s Id Follow You Anywhere, Warm Winter Wishes, Mystic and Bart‘s Bar BQ. See? I can‘t pick just one, heh -heh! What inspires you? Well, that question would be better worded ―who‖ rather than ―what‖. In my opinion, the most brilliant artist of all is God and so I look to Him for inspiration. There are times I ask Him to show me something fun to draw. I will get in a quiet place and just contemplate. Sometimes while I‘m contemplating, I‘ll get a mental picture in my mind of a cute scenario. That is exactly what happened to me for Warm Winter Wishes. It was like I wasn‘t thinking of polar bears or penguins, but all of a sudden I saw them all together, like a snapshot in my head. Often it is the seasons that inspire. Just thinking of Christmas for example, puts thoughts of striped candy canes, brightly decorated Christmas trees and snowy days in my head! You just have to let your imagination dream a little! If you weren't an artist, what do you think you would like to do for a career? That is a tough question. Because along with the gift for art is the desire for art. And there really isn‘t a desire for other things! Like I don‘t wish I could add numbers so I could be an accountant at some big corporation. Don‘t ask me to do your taxes or count the cash in the register! Heh-heh, I‘ll be wrong every time! I am seriously mathematically challenged!! But along with the creative talents for illustrating, I also love to create music, which is another art form. And so is writing, which ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

I do plan on pursuing! I have some ideas for writing and illustrating children‘s books, and would love to explore that avenue. What is the one tool/supply you can't live without? Oh dear, you want me to narrow that down too? Heh-heh, you ask some tough questions!! I‘m afraid its going to be a top five list because I really can‘t make those kind of pressure filled decisions, lol! My guillotine cutter (could not cut a straight line without it!), my Copics, my Spellbinder dies and therefore my Cuttlebug, and my double-sided tape. Oh and of course my computer and printer! No duh, or else how would I print out digi‘s!! lol See, that‘s seven… told you I cant‘ count! Any other thoughts you'd like to share. I'd like to share some colouring and card making tips: Images really come to life when there is a lot of contrast. Don't be afraid to apply very dark shadows and very light highlights. This is the secret that most artists use to make pictures just jump off the page! And if your image is coloured darkly, then give it a light background. If the image is coloured in lighter shades, then make the background darker or at least choose a colour opposite for the background. Using colour opposites is another way to achieve contrast on an image. Opposite colours are: Orange/Blue Red/Green Purple/Yellow No matter what medium you use to colour, if you use stark contrasts your picture will look fantastic! Also, keep in mind when making your card that you want the image to be the focal point. You can keep the image in focus if you don't overpower it with papers and embellishments that have more intense colours than what you have on the image. Let the image take centre stage by giving it the strongest and most intense colour values, and choose papers and embellishments that compliment it, but have less intense colour values.

Thanks, Crissy, for sharing your wonderful art through Whimsy for the rest of the world to enjoy! You can find more of Crissy’s beautiful creations on her blog: Crissy’s Art and Heart Watercoloring done by Crissy Armstrong using Tippy By the Tail. Image stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on 140lb cold press paper.

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Artist Spotlight

Crissy’s Projects

Our very talented illustrator Crissy Armstrong has created a wonderful collection of rubber stamps for Whimsy. Her characters are sure to melt your heart and make you smile. Crissy brings these images to life in her creations for the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine.

Beautiful Butterfly Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Butterfly on Petunia from Butterfly Sympathy set; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Dusty Concord; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: KaiserCraft, Sandy Lion, Kimberly Poloson, Copic X- press It Blending Card; Embellishments: ribbon; Tools: Spellbinders Grand Circles, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter

Mystic Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mystic, Party Mini Letter Seals, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps, Ticket Sentiments; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink inDusty Concord, Clear Embossing Ink; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: K & Company, Copic X-press It Blending Card; Embellishments: Tim Holtz grunge board die cuts, charms and chain from Michael's, Ribbon from Michael's, flat backed pearls, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, Gold acrylic paint, clear embossing powder; Tools: Heat gun, Sponge daubers, jewelry tools, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Artist Spotlight

Crissy’s Projects Forget me not…

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Forget Me Not; sentiment computer generated; Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: BasicGrey, K & Company, DCWV, Copic X-press It Blending Card; Embellishments: Flat back pearls, jewelry charms and chain, die cut flowers, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; Tools: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, Spellbinders Rose Creations, Spellbinders Labels Ten, Cuttlebug, Sponge Daubers, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter

Come fly with me! Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Come Fly With Me; sentiment computer generated; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Barn Door, Tea Dye; Coloring medium: Water colour paints; Papers: Basic Grey, Costco, Water colour paper 140 lb. cold press; Embellishments: ribbon from Michael's, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; Tools: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter

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Crissy’s Projects Grand Birthday Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Big and Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Pumice Stone; Coloring medium: Water Colour paints; Papers: Water Colour paper 140 lb cold press, BasicGrey ; Embellishments: twine; Tools: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter

Through the waters Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Noah‘s Ark, sentiment computer generated; Ink: Inkjet printer; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: BasicGrey "Marrakech", Copic X-press It Blending Card; Embellishments: Ribbon from Michael's, flowers from Whimsy, blue floss, Jewelry charms and chain from Michael's; Tools: Leather punch, jewelry tools, Spellbinder Fancy Tags 2, Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Guillotine Cutter

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Buzzworthy

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Buzzworthy

New Rubber Collection...

Wee Stamps! illustrated by Sylvia Zet

Whimsy Stamps welcomes our newest rubber stamp artist – Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps! Sylvia will be sharing her darling Wee Stamps designs with us in her new Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp collection! Coming October 2011! Altered remembrance box by Guest Designer

Mariska van der Veer Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Silver Fairy (available October 2011!), sentiment created by Mariska (can be downloaded for free HERE); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Maja Designs Fika line and white cardstock; Embellishments: Stickles Diamond and Star Dust, Butterflies by Rayher, Magnolia Lilac Chandelier Garland, feathers, cotton gauze compress, say it in pearls and roses pewter by Prima, purple/lilac pearls by Wild Orchid Crafts, square paper doilies, Tim Holtz foundations box feet; Tools: Spray paint silent purple, Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Tea Dye and Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Olba/Pinflair Glue, embossing tools and pad, scor-tape, paper piercer, needle and embroidery floss, Nestabilities labels four, Big Shot and cutting machine; Other: image was 3D paper pieced

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Buzzworthy

New Rubber Collection...

Wee Stamps! Friend L ike You! Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom (available October 2011!) and Schoolyard Fun Sentiment Set; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: Authentique ‗Journey‘, cardstock dark brown & cream; Embellishments: ribbon, gauze, Stickles, glitter pen, rhinestone swirls; Tools: Whimsy StampsElegant Flourishes Die set and Double Scallop Tag Die, Marianne Design, EK Success

Happy Fall Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Autumn Happiness (available October 2011!); Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Prima (Madeleine), Cardstock Bazzill French Vanilla ; Embellishments: Flowers from Prima, real leaves of birch, coconut fibre, charms, maple` s leaves made with punch; Tools/ Other: Adirondack Ink Espresso and white acrylic paint Card how-to: I have used double0sided tape to fasten patterned paper and cardstock together. Around the image I have added Adirondack Ink Espresso and white acrylic paint ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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New Rubber Collection...

Wee Stamps! 6 designs available in rubber on October 2011!

Card created by Tab Robinson

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Check out page 60 for the “On the Merge” article featuring creations using Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty images and sentiments! Don‟t forget, you can still join the “Meet on the Streets” blog hop by heading to THIS PAGE.

...and a NEW Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection

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All available at the Whimsy Stamps Store

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Quick Tip Cuttlebug Sandwich Stack for

Whimsy Shapeology Dies by Iris Wiechmann Iris shares with you a quick tip on how to use the Whimsy Stamps Shapeology dies with her Cuttlebug! Supplies  Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Border Die  Cuttlebug machine and plates  cardstock

To get perfectly cut die cuts using your Whimsy dies and the Cuttlebug, use the following plates: A, B & C. Where the A plate is on the bottom of the stack, B is in the middle and the C plate is on top. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Quick Tip Cuttlebug Sandwich Stack for

Whimsy Shapeology Dies by Iris Wiechmann Put your A and B plate in the machine, then the cardstock and on top the die with the cutting side down.

Cover with the C plate.

Roll through the machine back and forth.

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Quick Tip Cuttlebug Sandwich Stack for

Whimsy Shapeology Dies by Iris Wiechmann The result is a perfectly cut out border die…

...ready to be used on your project!

The Journey Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vintage Transportation Sentiment set; Ink: Embossing ink and embossing powder white; Paper: Cardstock white and black; Embellishments: Ribbon and rhinestones; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Border Die and Cuttlebug embossing folder ‗Spots & Dots‘ Card how-to: Cut white cardstock 5.5 x 11. Score at 5.5 and fold. Emboss front of the card using cuttlebug embossing folder ‗Spots & Dots‘. Using black cardstock and Whimsy double scallop border die cut border. Adhere border to card. Cut 2 squares from black cardstock ( 3.75 x 3.75 and 3.5 x 3.5) and one square from white cardstock (3 5/8 x 3 5/8). Stamp image with embossing ink onto smaller black square. Add embossing powder and heat emboss. Layer squares on top of each other and adhere to card using foam dots. Attach ribbon and decorate with rhinestones. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Look what’s new at Whimsy Stamps! These creations feature a variety of Whimsy’s newest rubber stamp designs and metal cutting dies. You can find these and all of your Whimsy favorites in the Whimsy Stamps Shop now.

Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Boogie Down and Film Strip Sentiments; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Paper: Designer papers from Action (Netherland company); Embellishments: Flowers, Roses, Leaves, Pearls, Stickels, Scrappers Floss, Stars are a die from Quickutz; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, Cuttingmachine like a cuttlebug/bigshot to cut out the filmstrip sentiment with your Film Strip die. Perlen Pen to make the pearls; Card how-to: I placed my design papers how I want them. Glued the papers on the cardstock and my colored image. I placed some flowers and roses on the card and cut out some stars with the Quickutz die. I placed a button in the middle of the stars and some scraper's floss. I stamped a Film Strip sentiment on some design paper and cut it out with the Film Strip die through the Cuttlebug. Added some pearls in the corners of the card and a little pearl swirl and added some Stickles to give the image a glittery look. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Whimsy Rewind Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart‘s BBQ and Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Prima Madeline; Embellishments: Prima flowers, tag, twine, charms, gauze/ cheesecloth; Other: cotton fibre additive and white acrylic paint; Card how-to: Quick how-to: I have used doublesided tape to fasten patterned paper and cardstock together. Around the image I have added cotton fibre additive and when it`s dry, white acrylic paint and Distress Ink Pumice Stone. After the whole card was ready I added white acrylic paint everywhere (to the flowers, paper edges etc.

Have fun Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Elegance and Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments; Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia; Paper: Webster‘s Page; Embellishments: Roses, rosebuds, butteflies, pearls, Stickles, crackle paint. Tools; Whimsy Stamps Dress Form Die and Elegant Flourishes Die Set; Glue, Papercutter, Distress Tool, punch to punch out the butterflies, Cuttlebug or another die cut machine to cut out the dies

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Card how-to: I have put a Webster‘s Page design paper on cardstock and glued it. Put some lace in the middle. I have cut out the oval die from Marianne Design and distressed it with the vintage photo distress inkt. I also have put a little bit of crackled paint white on the die. Then I stamped my Dress image and cut it out with the Dress form die. I placed it on the oval. Then I decorate it with roses and the flourishes..I have put a ticket ―Cherish each passing moment‖ and also distressed it a little. Put some pearls in the corners of the card. Punch out some butterfly‘s and add some crackled paint white in the corners of your card.

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Whimsy Rewind Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Holla Back Girl; Ink: Distress Inks Vintage Photo for the edges; Coloring Medium: Copics; Paper: K&Company; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Flowers, Whiff of Joy pearls, laces and ribbons

Hey Girl!

Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Spy Chick and Celebration Pennants sentiment set; Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Magnolia/Cardstock Bazzill French Vanilla; Embellishments: Flowers from Prima, laces, gauze/cheese cloth, charm, twine, seam binding ribbon, tag; Other: cotton fibre additive and white acrylic paint Card how-to: I have used double-sided tape to fasten patterned paper and cardstock together. Around the image I have added cotton fibre additive and when it dried, I added white acrylic paint and Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. After the whole card was ready, I added white acrylic paint everywhere (to the flowers, laces, etc.) ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Whimsy Rewind Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Hockey Girl and Treasured Moments Tickets; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring Medium: Copics with black areas colored with Prismacolour Pencils; Paper: Close To My Heart ―Stardust‖; Embellishments: ribbon, button, flower; Tools: sewing machine; Other: finished card is 6‖ x 6‖

Hockey Girl Journey

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Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Journey into the Sea and Vintage Transportation (sentiment); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring Medium: Prisma Pencils on Kraft Cardstock, no blending medium; Paper: Basic Grey ‗Lauderdale‘, cardstock lime green and pink ; Embellishments: Whimsy Embellishments ‗Pale Blue Crystal Stem‘, Stickles, rhinestones, Sakura glitter pen - clear, Spica Atyou Glitter Pen – gold, metallic rub-on color; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology ‗Elegant Flourishes‘ Card how-to: Cut card from kraft cardstock 6 x 12 inches. Score at 6 inches, fold. Cut lime green cardstock 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches and DP 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches. Adhere both layers to card. Trim the stamped kraft cardstock (the one with your colored image) to 4 ½ x 4 ½ inches. Layer onto 2 panels cardstock (pink and lime green) 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 and 4 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches and adhere to card. Stamp sentiment onto kraft cardstock, trim and layer with lime green cardstock. Add rhinestones and add to card. Die cut flourishes glue onto card and embellish with rhinestones and flowers. Add and glue on flower arrangement and crystal clear stem. Add glitter glue and glitter pen for final touches. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Stampin’ with Minna

Our Staff Designer Minna Paajanen shows you step step--by by--step how she creates her cards! Whether you follow it to the tee or improvise, I’m sure she will give you some great ideas on how to make your creation your own.

How to create the card: Victory Kid Supplies:  

Whimsy Stamps Victory Kid (colored with Distress Inks) Self-made patterned paper using the Whimsy Stamps Celebration Pennants Sentiment set Twine, charm, tag, ticket and ribbon.

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First I wanted to decorate the tag. The edges are inked with Walnut Stain and afterwards, I added white finger color paint. Usually I use white acrylic paint but this is as good as the paint. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Stampin’ with Minna The next step is decorate the image. I have added the white color to the edges of the image then followed it up with Distress Ink Pumice Stone.

And then I have combined all the supplies together. I have added a little bit vintage seam binding ribbon and gauze/cheese cloth. The sentiment is from Party Mini Letter Seals. One more thing to add: white Crackle Paint in Picket Fence and a little brown using Walnut Stain Crackle Paint and it is ready!

Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Victory Kid and Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Archival Ink Jet Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: DP created using stamps (see page XX for tutorial); Embellishments: cheesecloth, net ribbon, charm, seam binding, ticket; Tools: Inkssentials distressing tool, white finger paint ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Stampin’ with Minna

Next up, Minna shows you how she put together a the card using the Vintage transportation set. This is a little different from what we’re used to seeing from Minna because she’s not using a colored image in her card. Hope you pick up a few tips!

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Whimsy Stamps Vintage Transportation set Self-made patterned paper using the Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes die set Doily, flower, white acrylic paint Archival Ink in Jet Black Canson Montval 300 gsm

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And here is what I have chosen to put together. The image is cut with Spellbinders die as is the light pink cardstock behind the image.

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Stampin’ with Minna I have used double-sided tape to fasten papers together and I have added a doily behind the image.

Then I have added a few embellishments, Prima flower and flourishes made with Whimsy Elegant Flourish Die Set. Now the card is almost finished only one more thing: white acrylic paint! I have added it here and there; edges and flowers. Now the card is ready. Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vintage Transportation sentiment set Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: DP created using Elegant Flourishes Die Set (see page XX for tutorial), Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden; Embellishments: Prima flowers, flourishes, doily, acrylic paint; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set

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Shaker Card Tutorial by Lori Pachkowsky

Ever wondered how to create those cool shaker cards? Lori will teach you how! The possibilities are endless. Just think of what you can do with snow shaker cards during the holidays! Supplies Whimsy Stamps Journey Into the Sea rubber stamp  Designer paper  Colored card stock  Microbeads, glitter, foam mounting tape, glue, acetate 

1. Cut image to size. 2. Decide on the shape for the shaker. I chose a circle that is 5 1/4" in diameter. 3. Cut a piece of acetate and cardstock the same size (5 1/4" circle). 4. For the card stock piece you will also need to cut out the center to make a frame. I left a 1/2" border for my frame. 5. Apply the foam mounting tape all around the edge of your image. Make sure not to leave any gaps or the filling will leak out. I used two layers of mounting tape to leave a thicker section for the fill. I filled mine with blue micro beads and some prisma glitter.

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Shaker Card Tutorial by Lori Pachkowsky

6. Stick the 5 1/4" piece of acetate on top of the image to seal it. It's hard to see the acetate since it is clear. Next apply glue all around the acetate to adhere the cardstock frame.

7. This is how the finished shaker part should look. Give it a few shakes to make sure there are no leaks. If there are, go back with your mounting tape and seal them closed. It helps if you keep your tape seam at the top of your image. 8. Add the finished image to your card and finish it off with your ribbons, flowers, brads, etc. And that‘s it! Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Journey Into the Sea; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring Medium: Copics (Hair: E97, E08, YR00, Skin: E11, E00, R20; Top & Tail: BG01, B00, Indigo Prismacolour pencil; Seahorse: YG03, Dark Green Prismacolour pencil, Y11, Y21. Blender 0); Paper: K&Company; Embellishments: Ribbon, Button, Flowers from Wild orchid Crafts. Vial, seashell, cheesecloth, dew drops; Tools: Circle cutter, Foam mounting tape; Other: Finished card is 6‖ x 6‖ ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Glitz and Glam! It’s time to get glamorous guys and gals! With simple glues, glitters, sticky gems, and shimmer sprays, these products give new life to your creations and kick up the sparkle, shimmer, and shine! Glitter always makes things a little more glamorous!

Wedding Garter Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wedding Garter; Ink: Stamped in Memento Black, Edges sponged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Coloring medium: Copics (Hair: E33, E31, E50, Skin: E11, E00, R20, Dress: E53, E50, Flower: R32, R20); Papers: K&Company and Glitterstack; Embellishments: Lace, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Whimsy Elegant Flourishes Die Set, pearls, rhinestone brad, hat pins; Tools: Sewing Machine; Other: Finished card size is 6" x 6‖ ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Glitz and Glam! Card created by DT Member

Donna Smith

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Star and sentiment from Amongst the Stars digital set; Ink: Memento Ink Tuxedo Black; Coloring Medium: Copics (Skin: E11,E01,E00,E000 R30; Clothing & Guitar: BG09, BG07, BG05; Outfit: C5, C3, C1; Hair: E27, E25, E23, E21), Sakura White Jelly Roll pen Medium; Paper: Bearly Mine Designs ―Winter Swirls‖ digi set; Embellishments: Metal Corner, Metal butterfly, Guitar Charm, Pearls (all from stash) Flowers from I Am Roses; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Go Kreate Dies

Star Fairy Beautiful Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Fairy Friend; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copic Markers and colored pencils (Prisma and Faber Castell); Papers: DP Basic Grey ‗Whisteria‘ collection, cardstock violet and purple; Embellishments: Whimsy Embellishments ‗Oval Ribbon Slider‘, different Stickles, rhinestones, half pearls, ribbon, paper flowers; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology ‗Elegant Flourishes‘, Marianne Design doily die Turn to page 43 to learn how Iris colored this image!

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Copic Skin Colouring by special guest Elaine Hughes

This is simply the way I approach this style of image when colouring with Copic Markers. You may find that you need to vary your approach depending on the paper you are using. In each step, I lay colour down with a light hand and a feathering/ flicking motion. You don’t want to lay down too much ink in one go. For simplicity’s sake, in this step by step I show the skin colouring on the entire image in each step. Usually I actually colour each section completely before moving on to the next, as this makes blending easier. Getting started:     

Copic Skin Colours: E0000, E000, E00, E11 Paper: Make it Colour Blending Cardstock Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Super Mom Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Card supplies: Kraft Cardstock, My Mind‘s Eye 6x6 – Paris & Co., Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border Die, BowEasy, Cream Satin Ribbon, 8mm Flatback Pearl.

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Copic Skin Colouring by special guest Elaine Hughes

Step 1: After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Cardstock, I take my E000 marker and pick out the areas where I want my image to be darkest. I start with E000, because this gives a base for the darker E00 shade to sit on, and makes it easier to blend before it soaks into the paper. I don‘t need to start with my lightest shade in the areas where I want the skin to appear darkest, and so I can avoid over-saturating the paper.

Step 2: With my E00 marker, I go over the areas picked out in the first step.

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Copic Skin Colouring by special guest Elaine Hughes

Step 3: Switching back to E000, I blend out from the previously coloured areas towards the uncoloured areas of my image.

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Step 4: Using my lightest shade - E0000 - I then blend out from the edge of my lightest areas into the uncoloured areas, so that all of the skin is now coloured.

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Step 5: Now, with my darkest shade – E11 – I pick out all the definition and deep shadow areas with a light touch, being particularly careful on areas like the nose and around the mouth where I just want to give the impression of definition. Then using E00 I quickly soften the edges of the E11 lines while they are still wet. Visit us at http://www.whimsystamps.com

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Copic Skin Colouring by special guest Elaine Hughes

Step 6: Apart from a few little touch ups, where you may want to go back in with E000 just to soften some of the details (taking care not to over saturate the paper, or to go over your darker areas too much), the skin tones are done! However, until you colour some of the other details in the image, it can look a bit weird. So, in this photo I have coloured the rest of the details on the face, and as you can see, it already starts to look better. Tip: With stamped images (particularly images like this KennyK one), I like to go over the black detail on the eyes with a Copic marker – C6 – to make the lines darker and crisper. This really helps the eyes to ―pop‖ and makes the face look brighter overall.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Are you one of those that struggle with shading when it comes to using your Copic markers? Or maybe you want to venture out into using other mediums to color your images? If so, here’s an article for you! Iris shows you how to use pencils to add depth and shadows to your Copic-colored images! Supplies: 

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Stamped image (Whimsy Stamps Little Fairy Friend) Cardstock used is „X-press It‟ and ink is Memento Tuxedo Black Copics & colored pencils (Prismacolor & Faber Castell Polychromos) Odorless mineral spirit Paper blending stumps

Step 1: Start coloring your image. I colored the skin first using E21, E00, E000 & R20, R00. I use slightly lighter skin colors when I do this technique as I normally would.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Step 2: Now continue with coloring the hair. I used E35, E31, YR21

Step 3: Color the rest of the image: dress, shoes and wings. The following colors were used in the example: Dress & Shoes: RV00, RV63, RV66; Wings: B000, B0000.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Step 4: Make sure you are done with all of your Copic coloring (except a background, you can do this later if desired) before starting with the pencils. Coloring on top of the pencils with your Copics will stain your tips! We start now adding shadows to the blonde hair first. I like to use Prismacolour French Grey 90% because this adds a warmer tone to the blonde hair. Add color to the areas which are the darkest. Slightly wet your paper stump and blend. But don‘t drag the color out too far into your highlights, you want to keep them! ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Step 5: For some darker areas on the skin I use a medium flesh color (this one is from Faber Castell). Again take your paper stump and blend and don‘t forget about your highlights.

Step 6: On the dress I used Prismacolour Cool Grey 90%. I prefer using the dark greys rather than black. I think black is a bit too dark for the shadows. I only use black if I want to add shadows to already grey/black areas.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Step 7: I think the cheeks could use a little more blush. You can do this by adding color with Faber Castell Venetian Red.

Step 8: Now onto the wings using Prismacolour Cool Grey 90% again.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Step 9: When looking at my image, now I think I would like to have some parts of the skin a little darker. This time instead of a flesh color, I use a warm grey (Prismacolour Warm Grey 70%).

Step 10: Almost done! Well, the only thing left to do is add a background ort outline if you desire. I decided to do a dotted background. I like these for fairies and magical images. I used the following Copic colors for my background: C00, C1, C3, C5, RV00, 0.

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Copics & Pencils by Iris Wiechmann

Voila! You are done! You can see the difference in depth between just the purely Copic-colored image (right) versus the one in which we‘ve used colored pencils to add shadows and define edges (left).

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Stamping Add a little personal touch to your creations with a sentiment! Whether they serve the focal point of your creation or as an accent, sentiments are sure to add a little something extra!

Grow with Love Card created by Digi DT Member

Sheri Holt Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Flowers In Bloom sentiment set printed on vellum; Coloring medium: Copic, Stickles; Papers: DCWV Linen Closet; Embellishments: large pearls, 4" baking doily ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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“Say it with Flowers” Set

Cards created by Digi DT Member Antoinette Gilbert Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Floral Haven Digital Sentiments; Ink: HP Printer Black Ink ; Paper: Black cardstock, Silver Mirri cardstock, White embossed cardstock, white cardstock 220gsm for printing on; Embellishments: Black Organza ribbon and White Organza ribbon; Tools: computer and printer, paper trimmer, scissors, silicone glue ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Make this set!

1. Print out the 6 Floral Haven images on one sheet of 220gsm cardstock 2. Cut the 6 images to the size you want 3. Mat and layer the silver card onto the black card and glue to pre-folded white square card or any size card you want. 4. Cut and layer the white embossed card onto the silver and black layers. 5. Mat the ‗Floral Haven‘ images onto sliver card and then mat on to black card, trim the cardstock to fit the size of the images, any size you chose. 6. Position the ‗Floral Haven‘ layers onto the main card base with glue and add a black or white ribbon. 7. Chose different sized cards and cut the layers to fit the size card and the size of the Floral Haven images. You can mix and match between the silver, black, and white cardstock. So very easy to put together but so impressive and elegant, using black, white and silver colour theme. Each card takes about 10 minutes to make! Glitter is optional!

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Stamping Golden Anniversary Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ways of Love Digital Sentiment set; Paper: Gold cardstock, Magnolia; Embellishments: Liquid Pearls, butterfly, prima flowers, wild orchid crafts flowers; Tools: Spellbinders Grand Labels, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo for sponged edges, leaf punch; Other: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Wishes of Love Card created by Senior DT Member

Erin Bailey

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Raindrop Echo Designs freebie (turn to page 95 to download); Ink: Stampin‘ Up! River Rock for sponging; Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Stampin‘ Up! Very Vanilla and Old Olive; Embellishments: Wild Orchids Crafts flowers, stems and lace, Prima pearls, Stampin‘ Up! Crumb Cake seam binding and hemp twine, dragonfly charm unknown; Tools: Big Shot and Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Crystal Effects, Stampin‘ Up! Distressing Tool, sponge ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Do It Yourself! by Minna Paajanen Do you like to perfectly match your papers and your images? Just didn’t feel like you had the right papers to go with your creations? Here’s a solution: make your own! Minna teaches you how you can create your own patterned papers in two different ways using Whimsy Stamps rubber stamps and Shapeology dies!

Technique #1: Using rubber stamps Supplies:  Whimsy Stamps Celebration Pennants sentiment set  Versamark watermark stamp pad  Canson Montval 300g aquarelle paper (sized 15cm x 15cm for this tutorial)  Embossing power in Seafoam White  Heating tool  Inkssentials ink blending tool  Ranger Distress Ink pads in Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, and Walnut Stain

Step 1: Line up the individual pennant stamps on your acrylic box in the pattern that you desire. Stamp the whole paper with stamps as show. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Step 2: Continue stamping the entire sheet of paper in this manner.

Step 4: Now it should look like this. Next step is to melt the powder with your heating tool. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

Step 3: When the whole paper is stamped, add the embossing powder on top. Make sure that

Step 5: After you have finished heating the power, your paper should now be embossed. Now it‘s ready for the next step.

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Step 6: Ink all the edges with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage. To do this, I used an Inkssentials blending tool to pick up ink from the paper pad then worked the ink into the paper in circular motions.

Step 8: And lastly, finish up the edges by inking with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

Step 7: Then, ink the edges again using the same technique with Distress Ink in Pumice Stone.

Step 9: This is how my patterned paper turned out. It is how ready to use! You can turn to page 31 to see how I‘ve used it on my Victory Kid card.

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Do It Yourself! by Minna Paajanen

Technique #2: Using die cut cut--outs Supplies:  Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Dies  Cuttlebug (or other die cutting machine)  Embossing Powder (Clear)  Versamark watermark stamp pad  Ranger Distress Ink Pads in Walnut Stain  Inkssentials ink blending tool  Heating tool  Patterned paper or cardstock

Did you enjoy the first technique? Now Minna will show you how to create patterned paper using the negative cut-out of the Elegant Flourishes die! Step 1: I have cut the Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set using my Cuttlebug (you can turn to page 23 to see Iris‘ Quick Tip on how to use Whimsy Stamps dies with your Cuttlebug). In this case, I will be using the negative cut-out of the flourishes to use as a template for making my patterned paper.

Step 2: I have chosen a Pink Paislee paper from the Butterfly Garden collection to use as the backdrop of the flourish background paper that I want to make. I stamped the whole paper using the negative cut-out of the flourish dies with the Versamark watermark stamp pad. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Step 3: After I have stamped the whole paper, I add the embossing powder over the stamped areas. This time, I am using a clear embossing powder.

Step 4: It should look like this before heating. The next step is to melt the powder using a heating tool.

Step 5: After heating, the paper looks like this. Now it‘s time to add some color!

Step 6: I used a Distress Ink pad in Walnut Stain to ink the entire paper (not just the edges). To do this, I used an Inkssentials blending tool to pick up ink from the paper pad then worked the ink into the paper using a circular motion. After doing so, it should look like this. Your paper is now ready to use! You can turn to page 33 to see how I used this paper for my sentimental stamping card.

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Are you a paper crafter looking to contribute to a design team by creating with rubber and digital stamps? Do you love sharing your artwork with others? Are you a team player, a dedicated and hard working person, and willing work along side other designers sharing your creativity? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? If you answered YES to these questions, Whimsy Stamps is looking for you! This is an open design team call for anyone from anywhere to join our Whimsy Stamps team! You MUST have a well-maintained blog and be willing to share your Whimsy Stamps creations each week. The DT term will run from September 1st through the remainder of 2011. This call will remain open from August 15th through 11:59pm EST on August 28th. New members will be notified via email within a few days after the end of our call and announced on our website on September 1st.

Please visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog for full call details and DT requirements and benefits! If you think you’ve got what it takes, email DT applications to: whimsystamps@gmail.com

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Whimsy Stamps and Make It Crafty come together in a collaboration that will leave you picking your jaw up off the floor! First, Zoe McGrath of Make It Crafty shows you how to merge rubber stamps and digital images. Then, we will bring you breathtaking, amazing creations by the Whimsy Stamps and Make It Crafty Design Team. Make sure you read this feature all the way through because you won’t want to miss a thing! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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On the Merge Introduction by Zoe McGrath

The Internet has made it so much easier to buy all the stamps you love from anywhere in the world. Traditionally, we would head to our local craft shop and pick up a couple of rubber stamps they had available. We might only learn about new companies from the craft magazines and when catching up with friends. However, now we are faced with so many incredible options that it can be hard to decide! And then to top it off, we now have digital images to use in our crafting projects. With all these options come great opportunities for crafters and manufacturers alike! The opportunity to mix and match your favorite characters with backgrounds, objects and even combine different characters from different companies together! The ideas can be endless! You can even dust off your old rubber stamps and bring them back to life with digital backgrounds and even new rubber backgrounds that are coming into fashion! Denise and I wanted to share with you the fun of playing with images from different companies. We asked our incredibly talented ladies from both the Whimsy DT and Make It Crafty DT to share their creativity and play with our range of images. We hope it inspires you to mix up your images too! I thought I would also create a quick step-by-step article to help you take the traditional rubber stamp masking digital!

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On the Merge Tutorial

by Zoe McGrath

Traditionally, when merging rubber stamps together we would just stamp the stamp and mask each stamp before stamping the next.

Then when digital stamps became widely spread, crafters began merging digital stamps together but as soon as they wanted to use a rubber stamp, found themselves having to cut out the rubber stamp image and then stick it on top. I am hoping that I will be able to help show you how you can merge your rubber and digital stamps together and end up with a result like traditional rubber stamp masking. What you will need:

1. Software that allows you to resize and position your digital stamp 2. Rubber Stamp (Whimsy Stamps Victory Kid) 3. Good paper/cardstock the same size as your regular paper 4. Scrap paper 5. Scissors, Ruler, Tacky ―repositionable‖ glue 6. Ink Pad & Inkjet printer (I am unsure how well this technique will work in a laser printer and possibly best not to try)

Step 1

Step 1: Select your digital and rubber stamp to use for this project. I am going to write this tutorial basing it on a ―character‖ rubber stamp, however if you are planning on using a ―background‖ rubber stamp you can still achieve the same results however the steps will be slightly different (and easier!). Work out the dimension of your rubber stamp, as you will need this information before you resize your background digital stamp to the right size. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Step 2

Image 1: Fence and landscape were too large to suit stamp Image 2: Final image after some resizing Step 2: Open your program, import your background digital stamp, and resize it to a size that will suit your rubber stamp. Print it out on some test paper and then stamp your stamp directly over the top so you can get a better idea if the two images will work well together or if you need to make any adjustments to the size.

Step 3 Step 3: Stamp your stamp onto scrap paper and cut it out. Then using the tacky ―repositionable‖ glue, dab a few dots on the back ensuring the leading edge that will go into the printer sticks down flat. Set aside to dry.

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On the Merge Tutorial Step 4

by Zoe McGrath Step 4: Stamp your stamp onto the good cardstock. Return to your computer with the digital image and move the image to approximately where you think you stamped the image on your card. Print out another test sheet and then place it over your card and hold it up to light so you can see through. (Please note: your card and test sheet must be the same size). You may have guessed spot on but in most cases you might need to tweak the position of the digital stamp a little. Continue to do this until you have the background image printing in the right spot.

Step 5: Place your mask over the stamped image and then place your cardstock in the printer. Note: Make sure you place the paper in the correct way!

Step 5

Then press print! When you pull the mask off your stamped image will have been merged with a digital image! Tip: If you are using a character digital image with a background rubber stamp, simply print your character onto good cardstock, and then print onto scrap paper. Cut the character from the scrap paper to create a mask and then stamp your rubber stamp background! ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Victory Kid

On the Merge

Card created by Make It Crafty owner and Whimsy Guest Designer

Zoe McGrath Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Victory Kid, Magical Mini Letter Seals, Party Mini Letter Seals, Make it Crafty – Urban Streets Elements and Country Sunset; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Canon Inkjet printer; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Cosmo Cricket Lucky, Kaisercraft Timeless collection (Script); Embellishments: misc. from stash ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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A Day In Nature

On the Merge

Card created by Whimsy Stamps Owner and Senior DT Member

Denise Lynn Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Smell the Flowers, Make it Crafty Daffodil Dell and Peaches of Plenty; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Multiliner, Sakura Souffle Pen; Coloring medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Spring Time" designer paper, Stampin' Up! Kraft and Very Vanilla Card stock, Neenah Solar White card stock for image; Embellishments: Wild OrchidCrafts Flowers, Tulle, Sticky Pearls, Stickles Stardust Glitter, Vanilla Latte Ribbon (available at Whimsy Stamps); Tools: Sewing Machine, Elegant Flourishes Die Set and Big Shot, Glue, Tombow adhesive tape ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

Quick card how-to: 1. Stamped Smell the Flower image with Memento Ink 2. Masked image and printed digital images to create a scene 3. Colored image with Copics 4. Put together each individual card layer with paper and card stock, then stitched edges on sewing machine 5. Added a layer of Tulle and stitched on sewing machine 6. Assembled layers to create card 7. Embellished with flowers, ribbon, pearls, and flourish accents. Added glitter to flowers.

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Dream the Impossible Card created by Make It Crafty Designer and Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer

Elaine Hughes

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Wee Snippet, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps, Adventure Mini Postage Stamps, Birthday Postage Stamps, Make it Crafty - Mushroom House, Fairy Tree House, Boot House; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Make it Colour Blending Card (for alcohol markers), Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Embellishments: Grosgrain Ribbon; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology Mini Postage Stamp Die, Bow-Easy template

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On the Merge Sending you sunshine Card created by Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty Designer:

Annika Ryan

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Bathing Beauty, Vintage Bottle Labels, The Good Life Tickets; Make It Crafty - Beach digital stamp; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon on Black and Cotton White; Coloring medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Caran 'Dache Swisscolour Water Soluble Pencils (30-tin), Soft pastels; Paper: Kraft cardstock, Basic Grey Hello Luscious paper pad; Embellishments: Mix'n'Match centres laser cut chipboard, Butterfly Leaves - Lasercut Chipboard , Filigree Borders - Lasercut Chipboard, Swirly Corners Lasercut Chipboard, Winsor and Newton acrylic paints in White, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Sap Green and Gold, Tattered Angels glimmer Mists in Cinnamon, Coffee and Gold, Acrylic sheets, Sequin Waste in Cream and Bronze, Prima Flower Vine, Blooms - Papirloftet own brand; Tools: Canon Inkjet printer (Pixma) ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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On the Merge Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sympathy Sentiments; Ink: Stampin‘ Up! River Rock for sponging; Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden, Stampin‘ Up! Very Vanilla and Old Olive; Embellishments: Wild Orchids Crafts flowers, stems and lace, Prima pearls, Stampin‘ Up! Crumb Cake seam binding and hemp twine, dragonfly charm unknown; Tools: Big Shot and Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Crystal Effects, Stampin‘ Up! Distressing Tool, sponge

Birthday Block Party Card created by Whimsy Stamps Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Download Diva, Brooklyn Babe, Troublemaker; Make it Crafty Urban Streets Elements; Ink: Memento & printer ink; Coloring Medium; Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Design papers are DCWV; Embellishments; Lace, Pearls, Stickles, Letter Stickers; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Distress Tool, Cuttlebug Card how-to: For this card I have used three fabulous images from the Whimsy Stamps KennyK Rubber Collection and masked it with Make It Crafty‘s Urban Scene digital stamps. I cut the base of the card with a Grand Nestabilitie die. I also cut the design paper with a Grand Nestabilities die and glued it on to the cardstock. I placed some lace in the middle of the card and the colored image. Added some pearls in the corner of the image and letter stickers to create the text: Happy Birthday. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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On the Merge Magical Birthday Card created by Make it Crafty Designer

Barbara Sproat

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Mystic, Birthday Letter Seals; Make it Crafty - Tropical Waterfall; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Basic Gray - Lime Twist Fly a Kite, Stampin' Up! - Wild Wasabi Cardstock and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Embellishments: Whimsy Stamps - Charcoal Black Twine, October Afternoon - Playtime StickyKeys Stickers; Tools: Whimsy Stamps - Banner Pennants Die Set; Other: Black Sharpie, black gems ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Serenity

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Card created by Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty Designer:

Annika Ryan

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Wee Snippet and Mystic, Magical Mini Letter Seals; Make It Crafty - Sandstone Citadel Digi Stamp; Ink:: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copic markers: G29/82/12/29, YG61/67/05/09, BG72/78/02/000/0000/10/45/32/49, YR23/21, Y23/26/15/18, R37/59/14/02,E99/97/79/87/25/27/59/15/13/11/01/00/000/0000, C9/7/5/4/3/1/00; Paper: Make It Colour marker blending card, Papermania pre-scored card base in White, 6x6 Prima Sparkling Spring paper pad; Embellishments: MiC Swirly Corners - Lasercut Chipboard, Prima felt gate, Stickles Stardust, Winsor and Newton White and Yellow Ochre acrylic paint, Skeleton leaves, lace and crochet flowers from Ebay; Tools: Woodware circle punch, Pinflair glue gel ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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In the City

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Card created by Make It Crafty Designer

Angela Wood

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps: Biker Girl, Brooklyn Babe, Madison Attitude, Queens Cutie, Uptown Angel, Cityscape Sayings, Party Time Street Signs, Birthday Letter Seals; Make it Crafty - Urban Streets Elements (Large Brick Crack, Small Brick Crack, Corner Bricks, Street Curb, Factory Window, Brocken Fence, Wire Fence, Trash Can, Skateboard, Sound Blaster, Urban Seat, RAP Grafitti); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics for coloring, Prisma pencils for extra shading/highlighting; Papers: Cryogen White paper for images, Stampin Up! black cardstock, Chipboard base to make stair step sturdy; Tools: Scorpal for scoring, circle punch for sentiment, scissors

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Bathing Beauty

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Card created by Whimsy Stamps Senior Designer

Simonne Clay

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bathing Beauty, Make It Crafty Island Hideaway (digital stamp); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Basic Grey Origins 6x6 papers (Relaxation & Hot Stone); Embellishments: Your Next Stamp Glittered Skittles 'Chocolate Drops'; Tools: Paper Trimmer, glue, foam pads, printer ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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On the Merge Good day for Golf Card created by Whimsy Stamps Senior Designer

Ann Vento

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart Goes Golfing and Make it Crafty Rainbow Dandelion; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Bart) and laser printer (background scene); Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: Echo Park Summer Days; Embellishments: Make it Crafty Mini Dragonfly Chipboard, ribbon, Stickles, Viva Décor Pearl Pen; Tools: Tonic Guillotine cutter, ATG adhesive gun, laser printer ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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On the Merge

Enjoying the Good L ife Card created by Whimsy Stamps Senior Designer

Ann Vento

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Bathing Beauty and The Good Life Ticket Sentiments, Make it Crafty Beach Hut; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Fancy Pants Beach Bum; Embellishments: May Arts striped twill ribbon, button, cotton thread, rub-on; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Hot Air Balloon Die and Balloon Die Set (for backing of hot air balloon), Spellbinder Nestabilities, Tonic Guillotine cutter, ATG adhesive gun, Diamond Glaze (on surfboard), Swiss Dots embossing folder ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Whimsy rubber and digital stamps are not just for cards anymore! Look at the amazing ways our talented designers used our products to create hand made gifts and one of a kind trinkets. Tag created by Staff Designer

Patricia Garcia

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Journey into the Sea and Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Vintage Photo; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Maja Design designer paper, American Crafts cardstock; Embellishments: Seam Binding: Hug Snug, Flat Pearls Kaiser Crafts, Corner die cuts: Sizzix, Button: Foo La la; Tools: Sewing Machine, Nestabilities

Birthday Journey ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Papa and the Boys Altered Frame by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Papa Bear; Coloring medium: Copics and Kurekolors from Kuretake; Paper: K&Company; Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and gems from Blade rubber; Tools: heart shape wood photo frame ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Forget Not... Altered CD Case by Digi DT Member

Alissa Wells Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Embellished Square - Leaves; Ink: Colorbox chalk ink; Coloring medium: chalk by Pebbles Inc; Paper: BoBunny Gabrielle; Embellishments: Petaloo, handmade flowers by Stephanie, Pink Paislee, glimmer mist, die cuts; Tools: Fiskars, Expression, Paper Studio ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Grow Old Together Altered Gift Box by Guest

Designer

Mariska Van Der Veer

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teddy Bear Couple; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Desert Blooms Paper Pad by Mindy Terasawa, Chatter Box (very old line) and cardstock; Embellishments: Stickles, Pearl hearts by Rayher, rhinestones and pearls by Melissa Frances and flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools: Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Olba/Pinflair Glue, embossing tools and pad, scor-tape and cutting machine; Other: The image was 3D paper pieced ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Christmas Treasure Altered Box by Designer

Donna Smith Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Gruffy Little Gnome, Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Claus, Starry Night, Winter‘s Joy, Vintage Christmas, Calendar, Holiday Wish List, Winter Letter Seals; Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink for stamping; Ranger Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot Coloring medium: Copics (E39, E25, E23, E21, R39, R37, R25, YG99, YG97, YG93, YG91 Skin: E11, E00, E000, R30); Embellishments: Pearls, Brads (recolored with Copics); Tools: Grass metal Die, MS Lace Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities

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Tag created by Digi DT Designer

Kindra Snelling (right) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Hearts Butterfly and Kindgdom Kids Still Waters Sentiments; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo; Coloring medium: crayola colored pencils; Paper: My Mind's Eye- Paper pack; Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Prima flowers and leaves, Pearls by the Paper Studio; Tools: scissors, machine stitching using sewing machine, foam squares (paper studio) hot glue gun

Still Waters Bookmark created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann (left) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Balloon Mouse, Music Notes Background Stamp, and sentiment from Time Files set; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks Antique Linen & Walnut Stain; Coloring medium: Copics;Paper: Iridescent Cardstock Cryogen White and DP from Basic Grey ‗Oxford‘ collection; Embellishments: Stickles ‗Stardust‘, half-pearls, Sakura glitter pen, ribbon; Tools: MS Border Punch, EK Success corner rounder punch

Celebrate! Tag created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava (top) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Patriotic Cupcake; Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo for the edge; Coloring medium: Copics ; Paper: K&Company; Embellishments: red flowers, doily laces, gauze, ribbon; Tools: magical tag die from Whiff of Joy

Today ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Card how-to: Cut cardstock 5.5 x 2.5. Punch border and round edges. Stamp image ‗Balloon Mouse‘ directly on bookmark using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp only the balloon part of the image again on designer paper. Make a mask and stamp background ‗Music Notes‘ with Distress Ink Antique Linen. With mask still attached distress edges using Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. Remove mask. Color image using Copics (E30, E34, E38 & R20, R01, R000). Cut out the balloon stamped on designer paper, distress with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain and adhere to image on bookmark. Cut a piece of designer paper 2.5 x 0.5 inches, distress it with Distress inks like before and adhere to bookmark. Cut another strip of different designer paper (2.5 x 0.5), distress, stamp on sentiment and adhere to top of bookmark. Set eyelet and add ribbon; decorate with pearls, stickles and glitter pen.

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Chipboard wall hanging created by Staff Designer

You are a Star!

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Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Sentiments, Music Notes, Stamp Enjoy Bordure d'angle 2; Ink: Memento Ink Rich Cocoa, Distress Crackle Paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Platinum Stickles, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Paper: Maja Design (Sommartid) , Card stock (American Crafts); Embellishments: Glittered Chipboard heart (Melissa Frances), Charms (My Stash), Pins (Heidi Grace), Doily (Wilton), Flowers (IamRoses), Chipboard Letters (My Stash), Vintage key Hole (Melissa Frances), Crochet Lace (my Stash), Seam Binding (Hug Snug), Eyelet (Making Memories), Brad (making Memories), Film Strip Ribbon (Tim Holtz), Crackle Accents (Inkssentials); Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourish Die Set, Double Scallop Border Die, Film Strip Die, Double Scallop Tag Die, Magnolia Leaf Die, Provocraft corner punch

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Matching Gift Set Candle holder created by Digi DT Designer

Linda Jessup

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Dotted Circle Vase, Swirly Vase, Whimsy Swirly Vase, sentiment computer generated; Ink: Dew Drop Brilliance Lilac; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Striped paper: Garden Walk by Moon Cookie Gallery, Spotted paper: BoBunny; Embellishments: pearls from stash; Tools: Big Shot and Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Crystal Effects, Stampin‘ Up! Distressing Tool, sponge

Just for you! Card created by Digi DT Designer

Linda Jessup

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Daizy the Daisy Fairy and Sparkle Butterfly, sentiment computer generated; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Floral paper from Moon Cookie Garden Walk Collection, backing and spot paper: BoBunny; Embellishments: Pearls; Tools: Glitter Pen, Copic Fine Liner Pen, Computer ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Day at the beach Scrapbook page created by Staff Designer

Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Surfer Dude, Summer Letter Seals; Ink: Vintage photo Distress Ink, Crackle paint Picket Fence; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Maja Design (Life by the Sea), Card Stock American Crafts; Embellishments: Burlap (Hardware store), Cheese Cloth (Michaels), Charm (Blue Moon Charms), Chip Board Letters from stash; Tools: Border punch (Ek Success)

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Bunch of Flowers Flower gift set created by Digi DT Designer

Sylvia Blum Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Garden Flower Set; Paper: The Digichick 'A is for Apple' digi kit; Embellishments: blue rhinestones from Kaisercraft, blue button from Sew Sweet, red floss from We R Memory Keepers, blue crinkled ribbon from Sew Sweet, butterfly charm from stash

Notebook created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pen Pal Mouse; Ink: Memento; Coloring medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Paper: Marianne Design; Embellishments: Roses, Leaves, Butterfly from Cheery Lynn Designs, Pearls, Stickles and Thickers; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, Distress Tool, Cuttlebug or another die cut machine to cut out the butterfly and the circle wich is a nestabilitie. Notebook how-to: I bought a white notebook in a local store and decided to ‗pimp‘ it up and decorate it. I have placed some design papers on the notebook. Torn some edges and tore a corner and glued them on to the notebook. I cut out my colored image and placed it on the circle Nestabilities which I cut out with the Cuttlebug. I have placed some flowers around the image with leaves and rosebuds. I also made some pearls with the Pearl Pen. I‘ve cut out the butterfly die, placed some pearls in the corners of the notebook and finished it with Thickers to create the text: ―Notes.‖ And there you go; your own beautiful notebook! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Notebook

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Shadow Box Frame Shadow box frame created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Fairy Friend; Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Paper: Marianne Design; Embellishments: Flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts, and Magnolia, Kort&Godt butterfly, gauze/cheese cloth, flourishes made by Whimsy Elegant Flourishes Die Set, glitter glue; Cotton fibre additive, white acrylic paint; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set

Make this frame! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Paint the frame with white spray paint. Add cotton fibre to the edges. After the frame dries, apply white acrylic paint and glitter glue. Treat the edges of the image the same way as the edge of the frame. Cut out the Whimsy Stamps Elegant flourishes and paint white. Paint butterfly white (optional). Add other embellishments such cheesecloth and flowers.

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Whimsy Rewind Don’t forget to show your old Whimsy products some lovin’ too! These sweeties are fun and fabulous in their old age and work for all kinds of projects and occasions.

Wings of Hope Card created by Staff Designer

Patricia Garcia Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wings of Hope and Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo; Coloring medium: Copic Markers, Prismacolour Pencils; Papers: Designer Papers Maja Design, Cardstock American Crafts; Embellishments: Crochet lace: my stash, Seam Binding: Hug Snug, Button SEI, Pearls and Rhinestones: Want to Scrap; Tools: Sewing Machine ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Whimsy Rewind Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Purr-fect Gift; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Designer papers from Dutch Store ―Action‖; Embellishments: Flowers, Roses, Butterflies, Pearls, Stickles; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Perlen Pen to make the pearls, Distress inkt for the distressed brown edges, Martha Stewart punch for the Butterflies

Purr Purr--fect Gift

Card how-to: Isnt this a great image? The kitten is so cute! I placed my designer papers how I want them, cut some corners and tore the paper. I like this effect because it will give your card just that little extra. I glued the papers & the colored image, placed some flowers in the corners of the image and punched some butterflies. Made some pearls with the Perlen pen to decorate the corners and the body of the butterfly. To finish it, I placed some Stickles on the image to give it a nice glittery effect.

I ’d Follow You... Card created by Digi DT Designer

Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Whimsy Stamps I'll Follow You Anywhere, Winter Letter Seals; Ink: Memento Black on X-press It Blending Paper; Coloring Medium: Copics; Papers: Wassail Collection from Basic Grey; Embellishments: brads are Creative Charms; snowflakes are glitter paper cut with Winter Jewel 1 snowflake die; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Winter Jewel die, Nestabilities for circles; Other : pink Stickles on sentiment and collar ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Card created by Digi DT Designer

Lisa Cook

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Troublemaker, Font Zit Graffiti from DaFont.com; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics yr0000, e000, e30, e13, e17, e18, w1, w3, w5, yg63, yg67, r00, r01, g20, g21, g24, c1, c3, 0, g94, g99, b93, b97, w1, w3, 0, b93, b97, r81, r83, e31, e34, w3, w5, w7, 0, y15, yr12, yr04, r08, r27, yg13, b04, 0; Papers: Neenah Smooth Card Stock for image, Bazzill Basics-all card stock; Embellishments: Black Glitter adhesive dotsRecollections, Smooch Spritz (sprays) lime green & fuchsia, Tattered Angels Glimmer MistLemon Zest, Chalks for cheeks; Tools: White gel pen for lettering highlights, Black fine line pen for lettering and eyelashes Card how-to: I printed out the graffiti on a sheet of Neenah card stock. I added the lines for the wall so the image had something to lean on. The spray background was so fun and easy to make! Smooch spritz has a wonderful, fine mist that worked well for this.

Troublemaker Card created by Digi DT Designer

Lisa Cook Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Movie Star and Holiday Circle Postmarks, KennyK Santa Hat digi; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics yr0000, e000, e30, r02, r05, r08, w1, w3, w5, bg01, bg05, r00, r01, r29, r39, w1, w3; Papers: Neenah Smooth Card Stock for image, Bazzill Basics-red card stock, Doodlebug-red & white glitter card stock, DCWV-Pearlescent white card stock, Red shimmer snowflake designer print; Embellishments: Red Glitter adhesive dots-Recollections, Red Glitter Ribbon-Michael‘s ―Celebrate It‖ Dimensional adhesiveRecollections, Smooch ―Illuminate‖(for trim on coat, hat and lips), Red bead trim-Hobby Lobby, Chalks for cheeks; Tools: Cuttlebug or Big Shot, Shapeology Ticket Die, Nestability Metal Die-Labels Four, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder, Scallop border Punch by Stampin Up!; Other: Fine line black pen for adding eye lashes, White gel pen for white dots in eyes Card how-to: The hat is a KennyK digi that just fit the bill for this little lady! The bow is not tied like a traditional bow. I looped it then fastened it in the center with a sturdy string and placed the glitter dot on top so it looks perfectly tied! Nice little trick! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Whimsy Rewind Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Valerie‘s Spring Rain, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Design papers Dutch store ―Action‖; Embellishments; Seam binding ribbon and little button from Sew Sweet, Doily, Letter Stickers from October Afternoon, Pearls, Stickles, Perlen Pens; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamp Die, Glue, Paper cutter, Cutting machine (ex: Cuttlebug or Bigshot) Card how-to: I placed my design papers how I want them, glued the papers & cut out my image. I love to leave a little white space around the image. I‘ve put a doily in the middle of the card and cut the edge off. I placed some seam binding ribbon over the doily and placed the image on the ribbon & doily. I love to work with letter stickers and thickers. I used them on this card to make the text: Rain or Shine. To finish the text, I stamped the Everyday Mini Postage Stamp ―Here from you on‖ some kraft cardstock and cut it out with the Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamp Die using the Cuttlebug. I made some pearls with the Perlen pen and added some Stickles to my image to finish it.

Rain or Shine

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Beautiful Digital Papers By Moon Cookie Gallery

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Quick Tip

Save that Paper! by Lori Pachkowsky

Get the most of your paper - I hate to waste! 1. I cut out a piece of card stock to my finished size (6" x 6"). 2. I then chose my image and a sentiment if I'm using one. 3. I place the smallest piece (sentiment) in the center of the cardstock and cut out that section leaving a small border.

4. I then do the same for the image.

5. I glue my designer paper to the base and then my other two pieces to their cardstock sections. 6. All you need to do now is finish off your card with your special touches examples: DP, flowers, lace, brads, etc. You can find

Lori’s finished 4! card on page 9

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Project Focus

Masculine Cards Do you struggle with masculine themed cards? Not sure which images or papers or embellishments to use? Well, we challenged our designers to create some guy projects to inspire you. Check out these manly men cards!

Kick up your heels! Card created by Digi DT Member

Lisa Cook Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Gift Horse and Gift Horse Sentiments, free horse shoes clipart; Ink: Distress Ink-Tim Holtz ―Vintage Photo‖; Coloring medium: Copics e41, e42, e44, e47, e07, e08, e09, e47, e59, w1, w3, w5, e41, e44; Papers: Neenah Smooth Card Stock for image, Bazzill Basics-red and brown card stocks, Western Print Debbie Mumm for Creative Inspirations; Embellishments: Dimensional adhesive-Recollections, Jute-Hobby Lobby (braided 3 sections and tied a knot), Brown fine line pen for stitching lines, Smooch ―Gold‖; Tools: sponge for distressing ink work ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Masculine Cards Card created by Digi DT Member

Ellie Stover

Gone Fishing

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Great Day to Fish, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps; Ink: HP inkjet for digi; Island Indigo, Soft Sky (Stampin‘ Up!); Coloring medium: Derwent coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil for coloring; Paper: My Minds Eye (Stella Rose "Hattie" collection), Stampin Up! (Island Indigo), Neenah white; Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon, buttons, hardware, twine (all Stampin‘ Up!); Tools: Janome sew mini sewing machine, scissors for distressing

Don’t hate da playa hate da game! Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps City Talk Sentiments, Make it Crafty Urban Streets Elements, KennyK Basketball; Ink: Inkjet (all digital); Paper: BasicGrey; Embellishments: Button, Scrapper‘s floss, Staples, Lace, Pearls, Stickles; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Distress Tool, Stapler Card how-to: I placed my design papers how I want them, torn one corner. Distressed all the design papers with the distress tool. I glued the papers, lace & the colored image on to the cardstock. I have put some staples through the image and lace to give it a more guy look. Placed a button with scrapper‘s floss in the corner and in the other corner I placed the digi sentiment stamp ―Don‘t Hate Da Playa Hate Da Game.‖ Some pearls and Stickles to finish the card. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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The Usual

Double Take Take a look at the different ways that Staff Designers Lori and Marley have used the new image: Bart Goes Golfing! It may spark some ideas on how you can use your stamp differently or for different occasions.

Lori’s Take:

- for the avid golfer - colored with Prismacolour pencils

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart Goes Golfing; Ink: Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Prismacolour Pencils blending stumps and baby oil; Papers: WeR Memory Keepers; Embellishments: Ribbon, metal button, orange gem stickers, chipboard letters; Tools: Sewing Machine; Other: Finished card size is 6"x6 ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Marley’s Take:

- for any occasion - colored with Copic Sketch markers

Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Bart Goes Golfing; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Webster‘s Pages and BasicGrey; Embellishments: Flowers, Roses, Pearls, Stickles , Ribbon from Sew Sweet; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Perlen Pen to make the pearls, Distress ink for the distressed brown edges.

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Digi Highlights

Digital stamping continues to be a hot trend with new designs popping up all the time. These projects highlight just some of the many digital products Whimsy Stamps has to offer!

P irate Johnny! Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pirate Johnny; Ink: Archival jet black, Distress Ink Vintage Photo fro the edges; Coloring medium: Copic Markers and Kuretake Kurekolors; Papers: K&Company papers; Embellishments: ribbon from my stash, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, strass from Blade rubber stamps, Tim Holtz jar; Tools: Fiskars cutter, awl

Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Back To School Bart; Ink: Printed it out with my printer; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Papers: Design papers are from October Afternoon; Embellishments: Flowers, Buttons with button twine from Sew Sweet, Letter stickers from October Afternoon, Stickles and pearls; Tools: Glue, Paper cutter, Perlen Pen to make the pearls. Card how-to: I placed my designer papers how I want them, cut 2 corners, tore the paper, and placed the corners on top of each other. I glued the papers & the colored image onto the cardstock. Placed some flowers in the left corner of the image and put some buttons in the flowers with button twine. For the text ―Back To School‖ I have used some letter stickers from October Afternoon and put them over eachother & up and down to create a playful effect. To finish it I have used some Stickles and pearls.

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Digi Highlights Oh, My Girl Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Brooke‘s Butterflies; Ink: Picket Fence Crackle Paint from Tim Holtz; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: K&Company; Embellishments: ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Whiff of Joy pearls, gems from Blade rubber; Tools: butterfly die edge

Poppy Fairy Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Natalie the Poppy Fairy, Magical Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Printed on X-Press It Blending card; Coloring medium: Copics; Paper: DP Basic Grey ‗Mellow‘ collection, cardstock red; Embellishments: clear glitter pen, dew drops; Tools: EK Success border punch & corner rounder, Spellbinders Card how-to: Cut card from white cardstock 6 x 10 inches. Score at 6 inches, fold. Using a corner rounder punch, cut two opposite corners. Cut red cardstock 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches and DP 4 7/8 x 2 inches. Punch border on long side of red cardstock. Adhere both layers to card. Using a square Nestabiliti die cut out image and emboss. Stamp on sentiment. Cut red cardstock slightly larger than die cut image (in this case I cut it 3 ¾ x 3 3/4) and layer image onto cardstock. Adhere to card using foam tape. Add dew drops. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Digi Highlights A cake for you! Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Piece of Cake, sentiment from Whiff of Joy; Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo for the edges; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: K&Company; Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Nose Nose--to to--Nose Card created by Digi DT Designer

Margreet Burger Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Nose to Nose and On Thoughts Sentiment set; Ink: Memento; Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink; Coloring medium: Copics: E000, E00, E02, E30, E31, E33, E74. E77, E79, E93, YG93, G85, R81, R83, R85; Papers: Basic Grey ‗Bittersweet; Embellishments: American Crafts Elements brad, Bunny Zoe's pim pom ribbon; Tools: Grand Calibur, Magnolia Doohickeys, Grand Scalloped Squares Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen floral punch; Other: Paperclip, stamen, Glitter glam (Dirty Martini) ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Fairy Wishes Card created by Digi DT Designer

Ellie Stover Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pixie Dust Fairy and Everyday Mini Postage Stamps; Ink: HP inkjet for digi, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky from SU! for sponging; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Stampin Up! - Pool Party, designer paper (retired), Neenah – white; Embellishments: Soft Sky ribbon (retired), clear buttons, silver cord, sticky pearls (all Stampin Up!), border punch garden trellis (Martha Stewart), flowers (Prima), dazzling diamonds glitter; Tools: Janome sewing machine, scissors for distressing

Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pirate Polly, Magnolia Stamped Ribbon; Ink: Distressed Ink Vintage Photo for the edges; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: K&Company; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, gems from Blade rubber, ribbons; Tools: tea bag

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Digi Highlights Baby Love Card created by Digi DT Designer

Margreet Burger Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Stripes and Baby; Ink: Memento; Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Coloring medium: Copics: Y02-Y04-Y06-YR04-YR13-R290; Papers: Art Talent Paper Block; Embellishments: felt flower, flower from my stash with a brad, rub-ons, Bunny Zoe's pim pom ribbon; Tools: Grand Calibur, Magnolia Doohickeys, Nestabilities: Grand Scalloped Squares, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Heart

Happy Flowers Card created by Digi DT Designer

Theresa Harris Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sunflowerâ€&#x;s Friend; Coloring medium: Prismacolour Pencils with Mineral spirits and blending stumps; Paper: White and colored cardstock; Tools: ATG gun, paper cutter

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Spotlight on you!

Customer Creations 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, Issue 2. You can see a wonderful variety of images and crafting styles in these creations. We are very grateful to each of them for taking the time to submit their designs!

Card created by customer

Penni Vickers

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Bliss, Celebration Pennants; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Papers: GCD Ella Blue 12x12 Paper Pack., Brown & Blue Card from Stampin‘ Up, Gold Pearl Card from stash; Embellishments: Ribbon, Charm, and Twine from my stash. Buttons from Stampin‘ Up; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set cut with Sizzix Big Shot, Paper Trimmer

Card created by customer

Charlene Brown Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Queens Cutie, CC Designs fence, Hero Arts sentiment; Coloring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Bazzill cardstock, BoBunny; Embellishments: Maya Road alterable wood buttons, Darice 10lb hemp; Tools: Spellbinders Labels 10

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Customer Creations Card created by customer

Rea Custer (left) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vintage Christmas and Music Notes Background; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain; Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Embellishments: Stickles; Tools: Stampin‘ Up Butterfly die

Celebrate! Card created by customer

Rhonda Miller

(right) Stamps: Heartfelt Angel; Coloring Medium: Copics (skin and dress) and BIC Markits (for the hair); Papers: Recollections; Embellishments: Spellbinders Doily, Flowers, gem, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter; Tools: Spellbinders Doily Die

Queens Cutie Card created by customer

Dianna Kronquist (left) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fisher Moose, Great Day to Fish Sentiments; Coloring medium: Prismacolor Pencils; Papers: Avocado CS (Bazzill); Fishing Gear & Fishing Lures Paper (Karen Foster Design); Embellishments: Water Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest); twine & button (Tim Holtz); blue blending chalk (Inkadinkado); Coffee Bean Pigment Ink (Inkadinkado) ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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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

Chris Olsen

Denise Lynn

Senior Designer

Artists

Senior Designer

Crissy Armstrong KennyK Meljen‘s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Moon Cookie Gallery StampArt Design by Kathryne Magazine Staff Designers Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Minna Paajanen Patricia Garcia

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

Denise Lynn Erin Bailey Senior Designer

Donna Smith 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 Jackie Rockwell Digital Designer Kindra Snelling Digital Designer Linda Jessup Digital Designer Margreet Burger Digital Designer Marilyn Scheller 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 Elaine Hughes Mariska van der Veer Zoe McGrath Alberto Gava Janna Sicard

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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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 Retailers:

Serindip Crafts PO Box 9056 Rock Valley, NSW 2480

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

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

I Brake for Stamps PO Box 2236 Sun City, CA 92586 http://ibrakeforstamps.com/

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

Graphikut, LLC Kettering, OH Love to Stamp Macomb, Michigan http://lovetostamp.com

Canada:

Michelle's Scrapbooking & More http://www.michellesscrap.com/index.cfm Pizazz It! Scrapbooks Inc Pinkerington, OH Sawvell Tree & Gift Basket, Inc contact: missc5@comcast.net 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 http:// www.simplyscrapbooksoh.typepad.com/ Stamp and Create Florida, USA 904-635-0363 email: LaceySoLiving@bellsouth.net shop: http://www.stampandcreate.com/ Starving Artistamps, Inc. 219 Feustal Street West Babylon, NY 11704 http://starvingartistamps.com/

Herazz Boutique Scrapbooking http://www.galerie-scrapbooking.com LSL Diversified http://www.onecrazystamper.com/ Les Collimagineuses http://lescollimagineuses.com/ Scrapbook Country Inc. Whitecourt, Alberta Denmark: Unik Scrap http://www.unikscrap.dk/ France: CartoScrap 19 rue Millet 31830 Plaisance du Touch http://www.cartoscrap.com Nature Perlee 25 Bd de la Liberte Draguignan http://www.nature-perlee.fr/ Germany: Bastelmuehle Riedstr. 66 45701 Herten http://www.bastelmuehle.de

Australia:

Joys Scrap and Stamp http://www.joysscrapandstamps.nl/ Krea 'Teja' - hobbystudio http://www.kreateja.nl Stamping Corner http://www.stampingcorner.nl/

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

Norway:

Forgetmenot Papercrafts 6 Pottingers Entry Belfast BT1 4DT Co. Antrim Northern Ireland http://www.forgetmenotpapercrafts.co.uk

Kreative Hender AS http://www.kreativehender.no/ Kort og Godt A/S http://www.kortoggodt.com Papirplaneten AS www.papirplaneten.no

Unik Hobby http://unikhobby.no http://unik-hobby.blogspot.com

The Hobby House Station Road Tetney Nr Grimsby N.E. Lincolnshire DN36 5HY United Kingdom http://www.thehobbyhouse.co.uk/

South Korea:

Ladybug Crafts http://www.ladybugcrafts.co.uk/

Scrap and Hobby www.scrapohobby.com

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

Quixotic Paperie 39 Clive Road Highcliffe Christchurch Dorset BH23 4NX United Kingdom http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

Sweden: CountryScrap Stenshult 858 45192 Uddevalla Sweden http://www.countryscrap.se/ 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/

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

Min Lilla Bods Kreativa Mötesplats Enköpingsvägen 12 B 74960 Örsundsbro Sweden http:// www.minlillabodskreativamotesplats.eu/

http:// www.bizzybecscardmakingscrapbooking.com.au/

Netherlands:

Scrap Bruket http://scrapbruket.com/

Deb's Creations 8 MacArthur Street Koongal Rockhampton Queensland 4701 Australia http://www.freewebstore.org/ DEBCREATIONS/

BAMBA Creatief Nieuwendamstraat 29, 1507 JD Zaandam Netherlands http://www.bamba.nl/catalog/index.php

Beachhouse Blvd 80 Hudson Rd. Spotswood, Victoria phone: 03 9077 8240 http://beachhouseblvd.com.au Bizzy Bec's

Bianca's Hobbyshop http://biancashobbyshop.nl

Heaven Scent Crafts 431 Dorset Road Croydon 3136 Melbourne Victoria http://www.heavenscentcrafts.com.au

CreaMiep http://www.creamiep.nl/ Cute Stamps and Cards Schoolweg 2 6991 EB Rheden Netherlands email: info@cutestampsandcards.nl shop: http://www.cutestampsandcards.nl

Crafts and Me 42 Carlisle Road Romford Essex RM1 2QL United Kingdom http://craftsandme.co.uk/

Scrapfabriken Gustaf Mattssons väg 2 451 50 Uddevalla Sweden +46 (0) 522-26 60 26 http://www.scrapfabriken.se United Kingdom and Ireland: Bunny Zoe's Crafts 93 Mildmay Road Romford Essex RM7 7BT United Kingdom http://www.bunnyzoescrafts.com//

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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Would you like your favorite retailer to 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

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

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

Alissa Wells Alberto Gava Angela Wood Ann Vento Annika Ryan Antoinette Gilbert Barbara Sproat Crissy Armstrong Denise Lynn Donna Smith Elaine Hughes Ellie Stover Erin Bailey Iris Wiechmann Kindra Snelling Linda Jessup Lisa Cook Lori Pachkowsky Margreet Burger Mariska van der Veer Marilyn Scheller Marley van der Heijden Minna Paajanen Patricia Garcia Sheri Holt Simonne Clay Sylvia Blum Tab Robinson Theresa Harris Zoe McGrath

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

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

Charlene Brown Dianna Kronquist Penni Vickers Rea Custer Rhonda Miller

Whimsy Stamps Editors Denise Lynn

(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, 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)

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

One Crazy Stamper Quixotic Paperie

Beachhouse Boulevard

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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Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine - Issue 2  

Whimsy Stamps brings you Issue 2 of it's free publication magazine! It's jammed packed with tons of tutorials, inspiration, and freebies.

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