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{contents} 2 A Note from the Editors 17 Buzzworthy: Michele Roos Digital Papers 36 Olba Glue Review by Iris Wiechmann 62 Buzzworthy: Elisabeth Bell Little Cottage Cuties

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Artist Interview: KennyK! KennyK Feature: The Dudes Rule KennyK Feature: But it’s a Girl’s World Kids Krafty Korner Special Guest Designer: Angela Wood

February Release Sentimental Stamping Whimsy Rewind: Recently Released Whimsy Double Take: Monkey Toes Springtime Moments

Special Feature: 46 Three Companies Team Up: Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty, and Little Miss Muffet Stamps! 54 Whimsy Sentiments/Dies & Make It Crafty chipboard highlights

73 Everyday Projects 83 Scrapbook Pages

45 Adding Shadows by Patricia Garcia 61 Alignment Tools by Debbie Eastman 66 Dimpled Flowers by Tammy Louise Cunliffe 76 Printing on Fabric by Debbie Eastman 78 Paper Maché Egg by Iris Wiechmann 97 Merging Digis by Toni Poyser

102 Whimsy Family & Credits 103 Whimsy Connection

89 Digi Highlights 100 Customer Creations

26 Masked Clouds by Beate Johns 34 Fridge Magnets by Iris Wiechmann 37 Olba Glue Tutorial by Mariska van der Veer

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Wow, here we are at the end of February already! We hope you all have been having a wonderful 2012! We want to thank you again for your support of our Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. It is a joy for us to bring you these issues and we hope you love them as much as we do. Many of you have asked about the possibility of print or hard copy versions of these publications. We want you to know that we are hard at work trying to find a solution which will allow us to offer print versions and if this becomes a possibility, you will be the first to know!

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The pages of this issue are overflowing with creativity and passion for the art of rubber stamping. Our designers have out done themselves once again and have shared gorgeous one of a kind cards, scrap book pages, altered items, and unique tutorials. Whimsy Stamps is proud to bring you Issue 7 of our online publication and we hope you will be inspired, learn something new, and try your hand at creating with our products! We wish you happy reading from all of us at Whimsy Stamps!

Hello again faithful magazine readers! I hope that your 2012 has been a great one so far! We are proud to present to you another inspiration-packed issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. I say this every time, but it was again a pleasure to work on this publication because not only will we be bringing you a variety of never-before-seen creations by our talented design team members, but we have some fantastic new tutorials as well as two freebies for you to grab up! I think my favorite part of this issue is the KennyK feature (page 6), but I must say that you are probably just as thrilled as I am to have Elisabeth Bell on board the Whimsy team and will want to see what she has in store for us! But that’s all I’m saying for now because I don't want to spoil the fantastic surprise that this issue has to offer. Happy browsing!

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PRODUCT FOCUS

A great selection of new stamps and dies were released this month at Whimsy. The new images are perfect for spring projects and the sentiments and dies will fit any occasion. All of these new items are available to purchase now at the Whimsy Stamps store!

Dragon Friend

By Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Dragon's Little Friend, Friendship Notables 2 Sentiment; Papers: DCWV; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Brad, Flowers, Ribbon, Stamens, stickles, butterfly, liquid pearls; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Notables 2 die, Circle Cutter, ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Springtime Moments By Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Dandelion Girl, Spring Letter Seals; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Distress Ink brushed corduroy; Designer Paper: Echo Park – Country Drive; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology: Country Heart Die, Corner Dies, Other: circle punch; Embellishments: Whimsy Buds: cherry blossoms and sweet blossoms, paper rose, pearl brad, moonstone brad, ribbon, pearl swirls, Stickles, square ribbon slider

It’s Your Day! By Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Bud, Birthday Letter Seals; Papers: K & Company; Ink: Walnut Stain for Sentiment and sponged edges; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Lace, liquid pearls, Pearl Brad, Flowers, Whimsy Vine Die; Tools: Heart Punch, Tag Punch, Grand Labels, Cuttlebug, Crop-A-Dile

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Butterfly Friend By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Dragons Little Friend; Ink/Coloring medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Glitter; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set, Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

Thinking Of You By Patricia Garcia

Stamps: Sympathy Bugs; Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Trim, Ribbon, Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Charm- My Stash, Pedestal Tag Hearts- Whimsy Stamps, Flat Pearls- Kaiser Crafts, Double Scallop Border Die- Whimsy Stamps; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{KennyK} Artist Spotlight

In this issue we have an interview with Whimsy artist KennyK! KennyK is a talented artist who has added a bit of sassiness, funkiness, flirtiness, and coolness to the art of rubber stamping! His characters are fresh and fun and unlike any other! In this article, Kenny shares a bit about himself, his career, and his growing family! Tell us a little about yourself - anything you'd like to share about you personally. Happily married for four years to my beautiful and equally creative wife Elena - and now our first child (it's a boy) is on the way, our greatest artistic achievement yet! How did you start your art career? Have you always want to be an artist? I could always draw, since I was a little kid and before I realized not everybody else did it; it was always normal for me. However I didn't take art seriously enough to formally study it. It was only after feeling like I was wasting my time on meaningless stuff after college that I decided to attempt to do artwork professionally. I wanted to do something that I loved and knew I was good at, and would enjoy getting better at over the years. What do you love most about illustrating art stamps? I like creating fun and cool characters, and I especially enjoy being able to convey attitudes and a sense of personality using facial expressions and body language. Which of the KennyK for Whimsy Stamps is your absolute favorite and why? I'd have to say it's "Let's Party!" It's just a fun design that's great for any kind of celebration-type card or paper craft item. What inspires you? I'm inspired when I see great artwork and creativity. I have tremendous admiration for good technique and am always looking at different kinds of artwork, mostly old comics and animation, because it's somehow excellent or cool. But I'm also very analytical about it at the same time - always trying to learn new things and refine my own skills! If you weren't an artist, what career/job would you have? That's tough! I chose art as a career because I didn't identify with lame "working for The Man"- kinds of jobs. I guess I'd have to put more time into my side gig playing bass in 80's and classic rock cover bands; how about "Professional Rock Star"?

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{the dudes rule} Masculine cards can be tough for some of us to create, however, now with the addition of some super cool dudes from the KennyK Collection, those masculine creations just got a lot easier to make! Check out these super cool, hip Dudes!

Party Time!

By Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Let's Party; Papers: Basic Grey Oxford; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Ribbon, Die cut letters, buttons, twine; Tools: Star Punch, spica pen for faux stitches. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Superhero By Shannah Bartle

Stamps: Super Hero, Chew Cute Sentiments; Papers: CM Cardstock, Echo Park 'Happy Days' 6x6; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Kaisercraft Black Rhinestones; Tools / Other: Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder, Mounting Foam

Surf’s Up! By Toni Poyser

Stamps: Surfer Dude, Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments; Papers: white and red cardstock, Stampin up; Ink / medium: Copics, Memento ink, potters clay ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Ryder Cole By Iris Wiechmann

Stamps: Ryder Cole, Celebration Mini Tickets; Inks/ Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Prisma Pencils; Paper: Basic Gray – Oliver; Tools: circle punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Picking Circles and Grand Lables 1; Embellishments: brad, buttons, metal embellishments Quick How To: For the shaped card base die cut colored cardstock with Grand Nestabilites Labels 1. Die cut dotted designer paper one size smaller using also the Grand Labels 1. Using the same die, cut another piece of striped designer paper and cut in half. Die cut the picking circle from a contrasting piece of designer paper. Adhere the striped designer paper and the picking circle to the dotted paper. Mat your colored image with turquoise cardstock. Adhere to your designer papers – do not adhere to card base yet! Now add brads and other metal embellishments with brads. Adhere to card base now! Tip: place a piece of double sided tape over back of brads before adhering to card base. Finally add the rest of the embellishments.

Victory Kid By Toni Poyser

Stamps: Victory Kid, Papers: cream,orange and green cardstock, serif picnic in park; Ink/medium: Copics, Memento ink potters clay; Embellishments: buttons, twine; Other: Stampin’ Up star punch

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Groove Dude By Janna Sicard

Stamps: Groove Dude, The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments, Ticket Sentiments; Papers: Best Creation Inc, Rock Star Glitter Papers; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Gold and Silver Glitter Pens, Gelly Roll White gel pen; Embellishments: Glossy Accents by Ranger; Eyelet Outlet guitar brad and large black circle brad.

One of a Kind! By Patricia Garcia

Stamps: Let's Party, Treasured Moments Tickets; Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design paper- Basic Grey, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Brads- Making Memories, Ticket Die- Whimsy Stamps, Note Book Spiral Die- Whimsy Stamps, Glitter; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Good Times Ahead! By Marilyn Scheller

Stamp: Surfer Dude, Fast Lane Sentiments; Paper: Cosmo Cricket’s Salt Air; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Canvas Home Basics cork pads, Tim Holtz brads, starfish charm & burlap webbing from the stash; Tools: circle Nestabilities; Techniques: To create the sky, I used Bev Rochester’s cloud template and gently sponged in Tim Holtz’s Tumbled Glass distress ink. To create the sand, I dabbed in some Aleene’s Glitter Snow after the colouring the sand. When dry, I coloured the snow with a lighter shade than the sand colours. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{but it’s a girl’s world}

KennyK captures the sassy, sexy, and fabulous with his distinct line of female characters! These girls are hip and fresh and perfect for any occasion creations. Our designers have focused on some of his more recent releases for these creations, but the Whimsy shop is full of other extraordinary ladies too!

Brianna Blaster

By Patricia Garcia

Stamps: Brianna Blaster, The Fun Life Tickets Sentiments; Ink/Coloring mediums: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Brads- Making Memories, Glitter- Doodle Bug, Flowers and Ribbon- The little Boutique Etsy Shop, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Chip Board- Basic Grey; Tools: Sewing Machine ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{but it’s a girl’s world}

Miss Fortune By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Miss Fortune; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers-Basic Grey, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Country Heart Die- Whimsy Stamps, Flowers, Ribbon, Mesh Trim, Sequin Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, ButtonMy Stash, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Glitter; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

Bodacious Bev Stamps: Bodacious Bev; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- Bo Bunny, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon Slider- Whimsy Stamps, Dress Form Die- Whimsy Stamps, Flowers, Ribbon, Cording Trim, Mesh Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Doily- Wilton, Leaf DieMagnolia, Glitter; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{but it’s a girl’s world}

Atlantea

by Alberto Gava

Stamps: Atlantea; Papers: My Minds Eye; Ink/ Coloring: coloring with pencils and wink of stella from kuretake; Embellishments: Tim Holtz (film strip, ticket and clock), Wild Ochid Crafts (flowers and pins), gems from my stash ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{but it’s a girl’s world}

Miss Thang By Janna Sicard Stamps: Miss Thang, Birthday Wish List, Film Strip Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, white Gelly Roll pen; Papers: Basic Grey paper; Embellishments: Ribbons, half pearls and slide from my stash, Brads from Eyelet Outlet, Cricut “Botanicals” cartridge, Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchids

Helga Frost By Janna Sicard Stamps: Helga Frost; Inks/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Stampin’ UpClose to Cocoa, gold glitter pen and white Gelly Roll pen; Papers: Basic Grey- Out of Print; Embellishments: silver eyelets colored with Copics, twine, vintage brad from Joann Fabrics, flowers from Wild Orchids, vial from jewelry findings at Joann Fabrics, Glossy Accents by Ranger, white fine glitter; Tools: Cheery Lynn Snowflake dies

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Paper Crafting Embellishments

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Whimsy buds Ribbon Sliders The Twinery Twine Hand-dyed ribbon Charms Make it Crafty chipboard (Whimsy dies compatible!)

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{designer paper artist}

BUZZWORTHY

Michele Roos, designer paper artist, has also joined our Whimsy Artist Team! Her gorgeous digital papers will be available on March 1st. Below is a sample piece for you to try. Thanks Michele!

To download this freebie paper: 1. Download the PDF version of this online magazine publication by clicking on the “Download” icon. Print page 17 (this page). 2. Click on the following page to be taken to the freebie: Whimsy Stamps Michele Roos Freebie. Right click image and “Save As”. Print JPG directly or import to preferred digital image program.

To use the paper: Print from any type of printer and use as you would a normal paper!

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{sentimental

stamping }

PRODUCT FOCUS

Don’t have much time to stamp and color a card? See how these creative projects say it with words! Discover fun and unique ways for creating a focal point with sentiments!

A Banner Day

by Deb Routledge

Stamps: Whimsy stamps Postage Stamp sentiments Whimsy Stamps Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments; Coloring medium/ink: Ranger Distress Ink 'Walnut stain'; Papers: Authentique 'uncommon'; Embellishments: Karen Foster scrappers floss, paper torn from book; Tools/Other: Stampin' Up Heart punch. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{sentimental stamping}

Stamping Simply by Toni Poyser Stamps: Circle Silhouettes sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Papers: Black white and gold card stock, forever friends cd black and gold papers; Ink: computer printed; Embellishments: ribbon, pearls; Other: Stampin Up scallop circle punch

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{sentimental stamping}

Vintage Travels By Alberto Gava Stamp: Steampunk Travels; Papers: papers from Autentique; Coloring Medium: coloring with pencils; Embellisments: Wild Ochid (flowers), Tim Holtz (film strip and clock)

Sent With Love By Ann Vento Stamps: Love Postage Stamps, Postage Stamps; Ink: StazOn in Rich Cocoa, Cat’s Eye Chalk ink; Papers: K&Company Vintage; Embellishments: lace trim, button, hemp cord, crochet flower; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamp Die, Cuttlebug, embossing folder, sewing machine, Inkssentials ink blending tool ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{sentimental stamping}

Forget Not...

by Shannah Bartle

Stamps: Summertime Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Papers: CM Cardstock, 'Just Breath' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass"; Embellishments: Kaisercraft Chocolate and Cream Pearls, Roses and Aster Daisies from Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools: Nestabilities Labels 18, Labels 11, Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Accents, EK Success Rock Fern Punch; Other: Mounting Foam

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BUZZWORTHY

{Little Cottage Cuties}

The talented Elisabeth Bell has joined the Whimsy Stamps artist team! Her debut release will be in stores on March 7, but here is a sneak peek just for our readers at her newest characters, known as for this exclusive collection at Whimsy Stamps!

Picked Sweet by Tammy Louise Cunliffe

Stamps: Picked Sweet; The Fun Life Tickets; Papers: My Minds Eye Lime twist "Happy Go Lucky DP, Creative Papers Online; Inks: Copics; Embellishments: WOC flowers, Two Tone flowers from Whimsy, Cranberry paperblooms from Kaisercraft, Prima flowers Ameruse Duchess Mix; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Butterflies Die Set; Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Ovals; Ticket die ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Little Cottage Cuties}

Apple Blossom by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Apple Blossom, Oval Snippets and Sympathy Notables 3; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Distress Ink brushed corduroy; Designer Paper: Basic Grey – Eve; Cardstock: black, white and kraft; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology: Corner Dies, Notables 3 die, Elegant Butterflies die set Other: Marianne Design fence die Whimsy Embellishments: cherry blossoms and sweet blossoms, butterfly charm, bakers twine and pink crystal stem; Other Embellishments: pink daisy paper flower, mulberry rose, button, cheese cloth, Stickles, lace, German glass glitter, pearls, white snow tex and white acrylic paint ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Little Cottage Cuties}

Sun Kissed

by Ann Vento

Stamps: Sun Kissed, Love Postage Stamps; Coloring medium/ink: Copics on Make it Colour blending card stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink pad in Vintage Photo for distressing; Papers: Simple Stories Generations; Embellishments: American Crafts brads, jute trim, macrame braid; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Elegant Butterflies die set, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Inkssentials ink blending tool, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, sewing machine, Sharpie White Poster Paint Pen

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{Little Cottage Cuties}

Chloe

by Beate Johns

Stamps: Chloe, Everyday Circle Postmarks; Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink; Copic Markers: Skin: E000, E01, E11 Hair: Y26, E33, E35, E37 Apples: YG01, YG03, YG17 Pants: B93, B95, B97, B99, R08, R27, R39 Shirt: Y13, Y15, Y17 Ground: YG03, YG63, YG67, E31, W5 Flowers: YG03, YG63, YG67, Y17, YR15; Paper: Neenah Solar White, MME Miss Caroline Dolled up; Accessories: Cheesecloth, Paper doily, Want2Scrap Finesse Swirl, Label 22 Nestabilities die, Eyelet Pendants Shapeabilities die, Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die, Masking Fluid (dots in sky), Glossy Accents (over dots in sky...I hope they look a bit like rain drops), Diamond Stickles (over flowers), Airbrush

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{Masked Clouds} Tutorial by Beate Johns

Ever wonder how to create a blue sky with clouds background behind your image? Look no further, Guest Designer Beate has a solution for you!      

Stamped and colored image (Easter Bunny used here) Airbrush Masking Tape (Eclipse used here) Airbrush Copic Marker for Sky (BG01 used here) Copic Marker for Clouds (W00, W0, W1 used here)

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Step 1: Stamp your image. Cut and emboss with a Nestabilities die and color.

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Step 3: Place Nestabilities die back on cardstock. Add cloud masks over your sky area. (For my cloud dies, I ran cardstock through my Xyron with repositionable adhesive cartridge. I then cut the cardstock with a cloud die. You can use those masks a lot of times, as you can tell by the color of mine).

Step 4: Airbrush your sky.

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{Masked Clouds}

You are my Sunshine By Beate Johns

Stamps: Easter Bunny, Friendship Notables 2; Paper: Neenah Solar White and MME Follow your Heart Be Happy Patterned Paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink; Copic Marker Colors: Bunny: N0, N1, N2, N3, R00, R20; Chick: Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17, YR15, YR23; Stool: E70, E71, E74, Y75, E23; Brush: E33, E37, R24; Egg: G000, G00, G02, C2; Ground: G40, G43, G46, W3, E31, E33; Airbrushed Sky: BG01; Clouds: W00, W0, W1; Accessories: Want2Scrap Rhinestone swirl , BasicGrey Button, ribbon (not sure what company), Silver curling Ribbon (May Arts), Dimensional adhesvie, sewing machine, Corner Chomper, Die-namics Cloud Trio; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Notables 2 die ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{kids krafty korner}

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Abby, 11 Hannah, 13 Dyanne, 7

Amy, 3

Theo, 7

Emma, 6

Rubber stamping is not just for adults! These talented group of little hands have created some fantastic projects to share with you! These kiddos are budding artists, as you will see from the cards they’ve created with Whimsy Stamps!

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Easter Friends By Emma Lynn

Stamps: Easter Bunny; Paper: purple card stock, white card stock; Coloring Medium: colored pencils and crayons; Embellishments: felt flower, feather, paper rose, dew drop bead; Tools: Shapeology Corner Dies, EK Success Butterfly Punch

Thank You By Abby Miller Stamps: Untamed Love and Simply Said Sentiments; Paper: Black card stock,; Embellishments: prisma flowers, pearls and ribbon. Coloring Medium: BIC Markits

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Cool Turtle

By Dyanne van der Veer Stamps: Lovin’ Turtle; Embellishments: blue flowers, ribbon; Coloring medium: crayons; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities

Turtle Hearts

By Amy van der Veer Stamps: Lovin’ Turtle; Embellishments: flowers, ribbon, stickers, Stickles; Coloring medium: crayons; Tools: MS border punch

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Fabulous & Sassy By Hannah Eastman

Stamps: Little Artist by Crissy’s Digis, Film strip sentiment; Coloring Medium: Copic ciaos; Papers: Papermania portobello road DP; Embellishments: Ribbon and buttons

Bart’s Day! By Theo Becske

Stamps: Bart's BBQ; Inks/Coloring Medium: Copics: W00, W1, R46, R59, R81 + Colorless Blender, Promarkers: Cool Grey 2, Honeycomb, Yellow, Grass; Paper: white and orange Bazzil cardstock,DS Papers: Chic Bebe (g.c.d studios), The Green Stack 70% recycled paper (DCWV); Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Crystal Fine Glitter MS, jute string, MS Punch, and fork and spoon charms ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Refrigerator Magnets}

Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann

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Colored image, cut out to your preferred shape (Party Penguin used here) 2 pieces cut out in the same size and shape, one of black cardstock and one using chipboard or other thicker cardstock. Magnets, quantity varies depending on the size of your project. Embossing ink Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) Paper glue and kraft glue (Olba glue is perfect) Heat gun Tool to hold image in place while heat embossing

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{Refrigerator Magnets} 3

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Step 3: And this is how it looks after 4 layers of UTEE. Nice and shiny! Now let it cool and carefully flatten it, if it is slightly bent due to the heat!

Step 4: Using the other two cut out shapes, glue all together with a paper glue. The thicker cardboard shape is supposed to be the middle layer and gives stability to your magnet. And the black shape is the back.

5 Step 5: Now it’s time to add your magnets. I’m using 2 magnets for my size image. You should use a good craft glue to adhere your magnets. Olba adhesive would be a perfect choice. It gives your magnets a strong hold! Let it dry thoroughly before you are using your magnet.

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{Product Review} By Iris Wiechmann

Olba Glue Are you in need of a glue that holds your flowers, charms and embellishments tight in place on your cards, scrapbook pages and craft projects? Preferably without gluey fingers, soaked paper and no mess on your work desk! There is one, called Olba Lijm Kit. This silicone style glue is made in the Netherlands and well known among 3D card designers and crafters in Europe. Good news! This glue is now also available in the US here at Whimsy Stamps. I’ve been testing this glue now for a while and I am really impressed. It bonds strongly with all different kinds of materials. Of course I started testing it on my cards! I used it for adhering my paper flowers - especially the large bulky ones - pearls, rhinestones, charms, metal embellishments, ribbons etc. It’s perfect! No more wiggly flowers or ribbons. This glue keeps everything tight in place. It’s also the ideal glue for making 3D artwork and layering your paper pieces! I also tested it on other craft projects - like my refrigerator magnet to adhere the magnets – and also around the house. I used it to fix the paper holder of my printer – a pin was broken off and to seal a crack in a fiberglass tub. I also reattached a tile of a mosaic which was glass to ceramic! This glue is just a real ‘Jack of all trades’. Let me talk a bit about the product itself. It comes in an 80ml plastic tube. The consistency of the glue is like a gel paste. It is clear and odorless. You can also get applicator syringes for fine detailed application when only a little glue is needed (e.g. for 3D artwork). It stays slightly flexible when dry and it takes about 24h to dry completely. Due to its gel consistency it won’t run and makes applying e.g. paper flowers to your cards, a breeze. It is also temperature resistant weatherproof and UV resistant and can be used indoors as well as outdoors. You can paint over it and even use it on Styrofoam! As it is acid free it’s gentle on your hands too. I know from now on this glue will always be on my craft desk for all my crafty glue needs!

You can find Iris’ tutorial on how to make refrigerator magnets using Olba Glue on the previous page! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{OlbaByGlue Tutorial} Mariska van der Veer

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Whimsy stamps now carries a Dutch product that wasn’t for sale in the USA before, Olba Glue . This glue is odorless, transparent, acid free, UV resistant, paintable, and both indoor and outdoor mountable. Olba adhesive is easy to use, economical, and durable. It will adhere to all kinds of materials, for instance: paper (perfect for 3D), styrofoam, candles, terracotta and pottery, rhinestones, mosaic and lead. For precision work such as 3D paper piecing and adhering small embellishments you’ll need Olba Applicator Syringes, also available at Whimsy Stamps in packs of three. Step 1: To fill the syringe you remove the nozzle and the plunger. You put the opening of the glue tube against the back of the syringe, making sure the opening of the syringe is completely covered and gently press the glue out of the tube. The glue will not keep very long inside the syringe so you don’t want to completely fill the syringe unless of course you think you’ll need that much glue for your project. Re-apply the nozzle and put the plunger back in, press the glue to the top of the nozzle and you are ready to apply the glue.

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Step 2: When you are finished with your glue tube make sure that a little drop of glue is pressed out of the tube (as shown on the picture) before your replace the lid. This way your tube is air-tight and the glue in your tube will last for a VERY long time.

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Step 3: When your project is finished you can’t keep the glue in the syringes very long. It may keep in the syringe for a few hours when you press a little bit of glue out of the nozzle and cover that with a small piece of cling foil but that’s about it. To clean the syringe when you have a little bit left first press the left over glue out of the syringe in a piece of kitchen towel, take the plunger out, put it back in and press it completely in again. Now you can wash your syringe with soapy water but I normally put it away like this. When you want to use your syringe again the little glue that is left in the nozzle and the tube can often be simply pulled out or otherwise be pulled out with a little help of a needle. After that your syringe is completely ready to use again.

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{Olba Glue Tutorial} One thing I always had difficulty  to apply were these gorgeous  crystal stems or chandeliers.  This glue is perfect for them.  Just apply a small dot of the  glue and adhere them to your  project. Once set they will stay  perfectly in place and you will  not see it because the glue is  perfectly clear!    The glue is also perfect for  a aching:   charms   pearls and (heart shaped)  pearl beads   pins   and much much more 

This glue is perfect for 3D paper piecing an image. I did a  tutorial on that subject in issue 5 of the Whimsy Stamps  inspira on magazine. The glue is thick, easy to dose and will  allow you to slightly reposi on so you can put the piece you  are a aching in exactly the right posi on. When the glue is  set the pieces you have adhered will not go anywhere. I  have used foam cubes in the past and a er some  me they  will let go, this glue will absolutely not! 

Flowers for You

by Mariska van der Veer

This glue is fantas c for adhering embellishments  to your project. Apply a small amount of the glue  with the syringe or directly from the tube (with  larger flowers) to the back of a flower. Once the  flower is placed on your project and the glue is set  (I usually let it dry overnight but it will completely  set in a few hours).  Here is the finished project made while making this tu‐ torial. You get a peak at a gorgeous new image by Wee  Stamps that will be available as a rubber stamp in  March. The 3D was done using Olba glue and the flow‐ ers and crystal stems were a ached using the glue.  Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Amy (Wee Stamps, to be re‐ leased in March); Coloring: Copic Markers and white gel‐ pen; Papers: Maja Designs Fika Line and kra  cardstock;  Embellishments: Magnolia Lilac chandeliers, flowers,  rhinestones, S ckles Diamond and Pla num; Tools: Dis‐ tress inks Frayed Burlap and Dusty Concord; Other: The  image was 3D paper pieced and the base is a store  bought note holder   ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.   

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These next projects showcase some of our older stamps which were released in the last few month. See how our team have used these fun and fabulous designs!

With You by Patricia Garcia Stamps: Bird Swing; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon, Mesh Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Swirl Die- Magnolia ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Flowers For You! By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Spring Bringer; Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon, Mesh Trim and Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Glitter, Doily- Wilton; Tools: Sewing Machine

Bunny Friend By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Suzi With Bunny; Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design papers- Maja Design, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Glitter; Tools: Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Fence Die Cut- Magnolia, Corner Die- Sizzix

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Loving Wishes By Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Heart Hugs; Papers: K & Company; Ink: Stazon on Watercolour paper; Coloring Medium: Distress Ink Re-inkers; Embellishments: Lace, pearls, brad, twine, button, hat pin, Diecut letters and hearts, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools: Heart Die cut, cuttlebug. Fine paintbrush for colouring

Thinking Of You By Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Fluffy on the Lily, Friendship Notables 2; Paper: SEI Promise Me (floral), Prima Sparkling Spring (grey glossy paper); Colouring Medium: Copic Markers: leaves G21, YG61, YG63; Flowers W3, W1, W0, YR2; Fluffy E33, E11, E01, E000; Embellishments: pearl brad & pearls from the stash, Whimsy’s Pink Petal Ribbon; Tools: Notables 2 die, Nestabilities Ribbon Tag To Create the Sky: I used Bev Rochester’s cloud template and gently sponged in Tim Holtz’s Tumbled Glass distress ink

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Do you wish that you could get more uses out of your stamps for different occasions? Check out Lori’s super cute cards using one stamp, two different ways!

It’s a Boy! by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Monkey Toes; Papers: DCWV Nursery Boy; Ink: Memento, CTMH Juniper for sponged edgdes; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Lace, pearls, ribbon, brad, twine, charm, stickles; Tools: Leaf punch, circle cutter ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{1 stamp, 2 ways!}

See how with the change of colors, Lori has created a completely different card!

It’s a Girl! by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Monkey Toes; Papers: DCWV Nursery Girl; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Lace, pearls, ribbon, brad, twine, charm, stickles; Tools: Leaf punch, circle cutter ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Angela Wood}

Special Guest Designer

Join us for a look at some wonderful and unique creations designed by our special guest Angela Wood! Angela is a talented card maker and crafter with an eye for detail and courage to think outside the box and create something magnificent!

Puppy Love

By Angela Wood

Stamps: Nose to Nose by Crissy’s Digis, Tree stamp by Magnolia; Papers: Core'dinations; Inks: Memento Tuxedo black ink for stamping, copics for coloring, prisma pencils for shading and highlighting; Embellishments: Pearl hearts from Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools: Spellbinder dies - oval and oval scallops, Magnolia Doohickey die for grass and fence, EK Success paw print border punch, Country Heart die, Papertray Ink Scalloped border die ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Garden Party By Angela Wood Stamps: Rose's Bike Ride, Sam's Special Delivery, Suzi with Bunny, Make it Crafty Peaches of Plenty, Sunflower Garden Digi Stam, Sidewalk from Urban Collection; Paper: Core'dinations; Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics for coloring, prisma pencils for highlighting and shading; Embellishments: Ribbon from Joann Fabrics, ribbon flower from Joann Fabrics, Martha Stewart butterflies, heart pearls and gems from Michaels; Tools: Leaf and Swirl Doohickey die by Magnolia, Country Hearts die, Spellbinder Grand Rectangles die

Birdie Friend By Angela Wood

Stamps: Birdie Friend by Crissy’s Digis; Papers: Lilybee Design - This & That; Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics for coloring, prisma pencils for highlighting and shading; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon and pearl from Joann Fabrics; Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly punch and tulip border punch, Heart and Swirl Doohickey die from Magnolia, Spellbinders Label 18

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Sugar Pie By Angela Wood Stamp: Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by Crissy’s Digis; Papers: SEI; Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics for coloring, prisma pencils for highlighting shading; Embellishments: white fabric trim/ribbon from Joann Fabrics, red gems and eyelets from Michaels Arts & Crafts (Recollections), bakers twine; Tools: EK Success flower punch, Martha Stewart Border punch, Spellbinder die labels 4

Wee Florist By Angela Wood Stamps: Wee Florist; Papers: Anna Griffin (silver paper), Stampin Up Brown cardstock - Chocolate chip; Inks: Memento Tuxedo black ink for stamping, Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain for an "aged" look around the paper, copics for coloring, prisma pencils for shading and highlighting; Embellishments: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, love charm and heart from Michael's Arts and Crafts store as well as the eyelets and gold floral pick, bakers twine; Tools: Spellbinder dies for the leaves and tag, magnolia doohickey die for the border cut on the tag ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Image Shadows} Tutorial by Patricia Garcia Here is a quick tutorial by Magazine Designer Patricia showing how to add depth to your finished images by adding a bit of shadow.

Step 1: Color different parts of the out line of your image, for a more Intense shadow add thicker lines.    

Colored image (Everything’s Just Ducky) Blending Paper Stump Odorless Paint Thinner Slate Grey Prisma Colored Pencil (I like this one for a grey background)

Step 2: With your Blending Paper Stump dipped in the Odorless Paint Thinner start blending the Color out in circular motion, repeat all around your image until all the color has been blended.

Step 4: The finished image ready for your card!

You can see Patricia’s finished card on page 65! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Step 3: A closer look of the Blending.

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{Three Companies Team Up}

In this company team up, Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty, and Little Miss Muffet Stamps have come together to share unique ways of combining image stamps, background stamps, chipboard embellishments, sentiments and dies!

We released our collections on February 14, 2012 and had a fun blog hop to celebrate. Our DT members have come together once again to bring you even more new, creative, inspiration on how to use the our products together.

Flip through the next few pages to delight your creative senses!

{Challenge Winner} Glenda Atkins! (http://gilbyscorner.blogspot.com) Please contact us at whimsymagazine@gmail.com to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge - we loved seeing your creations and hope that you enjoyed our collaboration.

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{Three Companies Team Up}

Paris Love by Simonne Clay Stamps: Whimsy Stamps 'Thanks a Bunch Notables 2' stamp set; Make It Crafty 'French Cottage' digi stamp; Little Miss Muffet 'La Promenade au Jardin'; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Cream & Brown Chalk Ink; Papers: Basic Grey Cappella; Brown Cardstock; Embellishments: Make It Crafty N2 Fancy Brooch Chipboard; Wild Orchid Craft Flowers; Organza Ribbon; Flatback Pearls; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Notables 2 die; Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence; Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

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{Three Companies Team Up}

By Jennifer Dove Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Friendship Notables 2 Sentiments; Digital Make It Crafty Paris Elements; Little Miss Muffet La Jeune Fille à l'Eventail; Papers: Graphic 45 "Communique Collection" On the Dot; Ink/Coloring Medium: HP Laser Printer, Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers R32 R37 R39 RV66 E50 E51 E93 YG25 YG63 YG67 YG95 G99 YR31 YR24 E31 E35 E57 E79 E08 E09 BG10 N2 N4 N6 N9 Blender solution and burlap for texture; Embellishments: Mulberry Flowers (airbrushed); Tools: Spellbinder Dies Label 1 and 4; Other: Make It Crafty Chippies N2 Fancy Collection ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Wishing You... By Angela Wiseman Digital stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fanciful Birthday Notables 2, Irene, Florence, Evelyn - Little Miss Muffet Stamps; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, Viva Decor Precious Metals Paint - Lilac & Mother of Pearl; Papers: Glitz 6x6 paper stacks - Pretty in Pink & French Kiss; Embellishments/Other: Paris Digital Elements - Make It Crafty, Chipboard Elements - Make It Crafty, Poppy, Cala Lilies & flat backed pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts Center stitched 1/4in gosgrain ribbon - Ribbon Carousel, Crystal Headed Pins - Stash

Springtime In Paris By Deb Routledge Stamps: Friendship Notables 2 ,Vintage travel postage stamps, LIttle Miss Muffet Sophia Maria Hatter, Little Miss Muffet Bicycle Make it Crafty Paris scene; Dies: Vintage Lampost die, Corner dies, Coloring medium/ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Copics and Prismacolor pencils; Papers: My Minds Eye Lost and Found Madison Ave; Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard brooch; Tools/Other: sewing machine, pearls

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{Three Companies Team Up}

Le Cafe By Leah Ann Gast

Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Thanks a Bunch Notables 2, Make it Crafty: Café Image, Little Miss Muffet: La Promenade Au Jardin Image; Shapeology Notables 2 Die, Magnolia Swirl Die; Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers: Face & Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11; Cheeks: R20; Dress: NO, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100; Shadows: W1, W3; Hair: E13, E35, E39; Other: Y21, Y38, E99, E55; Tskuinek Black Emboss Powder, Versamark, Momento Ink, Sakura Glitter Pen – copper; Papers: Cardstock: Stampin Up Black; Patterned Paper: The Paper Company, Reflections-Hollywood & Hollywood Vine, Clear Plastic for window; Embellishments: Make it Crafty N2 Fancy Collection Chipboard, Red Feathers, White Gimp Trim, Casa Collection: Satin Edge Sheer Black Ribbon, Wild Orchid Craft Paper Roses, Jolee’s Bling - Red Rhinestones; Other: Tombo Glue, Cutting Knife, Scor Pal , Sewing Machine, Clear Plastic for window, Ruler

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You’re the Best By Shelby Thomas Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Thanks A Bunch Notables 2, La Jeune Fille a l'Eventail (Little Miss Muffet), Cafe-de-Paris (Make it Crafty);Papers: Portobello Road from My Mind's Eye; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Chipboard from Make it Crafty, embossing powder from Filligree, pearls from Melissa Frances

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A Warm Hello

By Colleen Schaan Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Friendship Notables 2, Paris Elements (Make It Crafty), La Jeune Fille Ă  l'Eventail (Little Miss Muffet); Papers: Make It Colour Blending Card (MIC), Kraft (Gina K. Designs), Neptune (Bazzill Basics); Ink/ Coloring Medium: Rich Cocoa Dye Ink (Memento), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger), Copic Markers (.Too Corporation) - Copic Colors used: wall- E50/T0/T1/T3/W00; bricks - E93/E95/E97/E99/W1; ground - ABS with E43/T3 and then dots of T0. Small dots with Copic multiliner (black); woodwork - E31/E33/E35/E27/E49; window - BG70; ivy/ leaves - G43/YG09/G29; dress - B60/B63/B66/B69/V99/ BV29; skin - E00/E21/E33/BV02; parasol/fan/flowers YR61/YR15/YR09; hair - B41/C1/C5/C9 and black multiliner; Embellishments: Chipboard Frame - N2 Fancy Collection (MIC), hemp twine, small brads; Tools: printer, distress tool; Other: foam tape, liquid glue, black Copic multiliner

Princess in Paris By Deb Routledge Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vintage travel postage stamps, Little Miss Muffet La Petite Princess Make it Crafty fancy balcony; Coloring medium/ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Walnut stain, Copics and Prismacolor pencils; Papers: My Minds Eye Lost and found Portobello Road; Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard ornate frame, flowers from wild orchid crafts and variety of punches; Tools/Other: sewing machine

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{Three Companies Team Up}

Exploring Paris By Nerdette Stephanie Clark Stamps: Whimsy Stamps: Love Postage Stamps; Little Miss Muffet: Penny Farthing, Emily Rose Hatter, Make it Crafty: Quaint Cottage, Papers: Echo Park - Yours Truly coordinating kit, chipboard; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: MIC: laser die cut sentiment frame, Echo Park - Truly Yours coordinating kit; Tools: Cricut, love wordbook svg; Other: Glossy Accents, key charm, dimensional tape; free wordbook SVG download

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{Whimsy & MiC} Whimsy and Make it Crafty have joined forces to bring you a unique line of sentiments, dies and embellishments. Zoe, from Make it Crafty, has designed a collection of beautiful chipboard accent pieces which coordinate perfectly with our Notables sentiments and dies. These creations, from the Whimsy and Make it Crafty DT members, show you just how easy it is to use these products together!

For You

by Tracy Payne

Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Notables 1 Die, Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 Sentiments; Papers: Papers by Pion; Embellisments: Make It Crafty N1 Fancy Chipboard Collection, Make It Crafty Chipboard Corners, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Marianne Design, Tim Holtz Crackle paint in picket fence and white, Snowtex; Tools: Spellbinders Labels 23, Martha Stewart Branch Punch ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Whimsy & MiC}

Celebrate You! By Dena Concienne Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 Sentiments, Country Heart die, Make It Crafty N3 Fancy Collection; Papers: MME Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody Paper Pad; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and lace, button; Tools/Other: MS Pine Branch Punch

Happy Travels By Erin Bailey Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Vintage Travel Postage stamps, Make it Crafty Paris Elements; Paper: Stampin Up(Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso), Neenah Solar white, My Mind’s Eye(Lost &Found-Union Square); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Stampin Up (cherry cobbler quilted ribon, paper distressing tool), Martha Stewart(red hemp, branch punch),Wild Orchid flowers

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{Whimsy & MiC}

Always Remembered By Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps/dies: Whimsy Stamps Sympathy Notables 3, Notables 3 die, Country Heart Die; Paper: Bazzill Stock, "Madeline" by Prima DP; Templates: Shape EZ dress by TLC with Whimsy, Shape EZ Rosette by TLC with Whimsy; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distressed Inks; Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers, Flower Soft, Tulip Beads, Rhinestones; Tools: McGill leaf punch; Other: N3 Fancy Collection Chip Board by Make It Crafty ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Whimsy & MiC}

With Deepest Sympathy By Ruby Montes Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sympathy Notables 3 and Notable 3 Die Papers: CS:Bazzil; DP: My Mind's Eye,"Follow Your Heart"; Embellishments: Flower: Prima Flowers,"Coiled Pearls Victoria"; Ribbon and Pearl Lace: Miscellaneous; Pearls: Recollections; Make it Crafty laser Chipboard: N3 Ornate Frame, painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze fine glitter paint,"Cowboy"

Good Times By Tracy Payne Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Notables 1 Die, Whimsy Stamps Stylized Notables 1; Paper: Decoart Paper Perfect; Embellishments: Make It Crafty N1 Fancy Chipboard Collection, Marianne D Creatables branch forest LR0150, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Marianne Design, Copic Airbrushing on the leaves

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{Whimsy & MiC}

Friendship is in the Little Things By Maria Cossa Rossi Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Friendship 2 Notables Sentiment; Papers: Webster's Pages (Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Collection), Make it Crafty Blending Cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black & Versa Magic Wheat chalk ink; Embellishments: Make it Crafty N2 Fancy Brooch Chipboard, Prima Flowers & Say it in Pearls Swirl, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Maya Road Trinket Pins, Chantilly Charm in Antique Silver by Imaginisce & American Elements White Pearl Brad; Tools: Whimsy Notables 2 Die; Other: Weldbond Glue, Sticky Tape & Score Buddy

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For You By Alberto Gava Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Stylized Notables 1, Heart Hugs; Ink/Coloring Medium: Pencils; Papers: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard, Tim Holtz film strips, Wild Orchids flowers, Gems

You Brighten My Day By Bev Rochester Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Suzi with Bunny, Friendship Notables 2; Papers: My Minds Eye Howdy Doody 6 x 6 pad; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento, Copics, Prismacolor Pencil; Embellishments: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Charm from Dies to Die For, MIC Chipboard frame N2 Fancy Brooch; Tools: Basic Tool kit ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Birthday Birds By Jacque Beddingfield

Stamps: Bird Swing, Fanciful Birthday Notables 1; Papers: Bazzill, PTI Dots, X-Press It Blending Card, The Garden of Blue Flowers by Denise Ann; Ink: Copics; Embellishments: Chipboard Frame Make it Crafty, Pearls, Birdcage diecut, Satin Ribbon, Feathers, Acrylic Paint, MS Silver Glitter Pen, Nesties, Silver Cording, Sewing Machine

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{Alignment Tools} Tutorial by Debbie Eastman Do you have some Whimsy Shapeology dies? Do they coordinate with our sentiments? Here is a tutorial for creating an alignment tool to achieve a perfectly die cut sentiment! DT member Debbie shows us how to make a quick and easy alignment tool from scrap paper. Never deal with badly-cut sentiments again!

Step 2: Place your die onto the scrap card and cut using your preferred die cutting machine.

Step 3: This is the piece we need.

Step 1: You will need the following: Stamped sentiment (Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments), matching die (Ticket Die) and piece of scrap paper larger than the die

Step 5: Remove the waste card and align your die over the top of the 2 colored circles as shown. Tape into place and cut with your preferred die cutting machine.

Step 4: Place your “waste” piece of card over the top of your matching stamp and align. Next, using a pen or a pencil, color in the two alignment circles as shown above. Step 6: And this is the finished result! A perfectly cut sentiment! ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Springtime Moments}

Flowers are blooming, grasses are greening, leaves are budding, and the Robin’s are singing...and the Whimsy designers are sharing their spring time creations!

by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Bird Swing; Papers: Basic Grey; Ink: Memento, CTMH Juniper for sponged edgdes; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Lace, liquid pearls, seam binding, brad, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Butterfly sticker and sentiment sticker; Tools: Oval Cutter ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Lily Bunny

{springtime moments}

By Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Fluffy on the Lily, Fanciful Birthday Notables; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Distress Ink brushed corduroy; Designer Paper: My Minds Eye – Lost & Found: Rosy; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology: Corner Dies Set, Other: circle punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities; Embellishments: Whimsy Buds: cherry blossoms and sweet blossoms, other paper flowers, moonstone brad, ribbon, Stickles, lace Quick How To: For the card base cut 110 lb white cardstock 5.5” x 11”, score and fold in half. Cut two pieces yellow cardstock: 5 3/8” x 5 3/8” and 4 5/8” x 4 5/8”. Now cut your designer paper to fit onto your cardstock pieces: 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” and 4 ½” x 4 ½”. Mat your designer paper pieces onto the cardstock pieces and glue together. Using a circle die, cut out your colored image. From green cardstock cut out a lacey circle (Spellbinders) a little larger than your image. Adhere image on top of the green lacey circle. Using the corner dies cut out two corners from kraft cardstock and distress edges with brushed corduroy. Attach to two opposite corners of the smaller paper piece. Adhere your paper pieces, white lace and image according to photo. Stamp sentiment onto kraft cardstock, punch out using a circle punch and distress edges with brushed corduroy ink. Tie bow from green twill ribbon and adhere moonstone brad. Begin now arranging your embellishments and glue everything in place.

Happy Friends By Heidy Blom Stamps: Easter Bunny; Papers: Bo Bunny’s Back to Basic; Embellishments: Ribbon, lace; Tools/Other: sewing machine

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True Friend By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Spring Zebra, Friendship Tickets Sentiments; Ink/Coloring medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers-Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon and FlowersThe Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Ticket Die, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

Spring is Here! By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Easter Bunny, Spring Letter Seals; Ink/Coloring medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Paper: Design Paper- My Minds Eye, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon and Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Elegant Flourishes Die Set, Pedestal Heart Tag; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug, Circle Punch- Ek Success

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Rain Duck

By Patricia Garcia

Stamps: Everything's Just Ducky; Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Maja Design, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Mesh Trim, Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Country Heart Die- Whimsy Stamps, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug

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{Dimpled Flowers} Tutorial by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Whimsy artist and designer Tammy Louise has created a gorgeous hand made flower using some simple supplies and her creative imagination! Please do try this at home!

Flower petals

hot glue gun and glue sticks

Glitter Spray

Tim Holtz grunge board for backing

metal charm

Step 1: I’ve used dollar store flower petals, they are made of somewhat Vinyl material.

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Step 2: I’ve dusted each of the 15 petals with Glimmer Mist and blown dry.

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Step 3: I’ve cut a 1 ½ inch circle approx. out of Tim Holtz grunge board for my base

Step 5: The next two petals are the same form but closing in the gap

Step 7: When I get to the forth layer, I dimple the inside of the petal by crossing the left edge over the right and glue in the form to crease the center of the petal and lift it upwards slightly more ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Step 4: Using Hot glue gun, apply the first two petals across from each other glued to a dot in the middle of base

Step 6: Continue to add petals and close in the (between petal) gaps with as many layers as you like, but remember to glue from the inner most section of the base so the petal has room to life up and inward toward the center as you add layers.

Step 8: I continue this for 3 petals and let the flower dry completely

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Step 9: I used a Dress It Up Button silver heart but cut off the button hole from the back so the heart will lay flat in the center of the flower

Step 10: The flower should resemble this just before I start to melt the vinyl material and make the petals “Dimple”

Step 11: I start from the bottom of the first laid petals and dimple all of them first, until the outer edge is slightly dark and the middle of each petal is “dimpled”

Step 12: The outer layer of petals are left the largest as I work toward the center from the back of each petal, I like to shrink the innermost petals smaller and smaller so they will encompass the jewel center better. This is the flower upside down and sort of melting/dimpling from the outside layers in.

These are the finished flowers! I hope you try them, they are simply lovely and super simple!

my ct m a T nd d proje fi n a e You c e’s finish EZ temLouis a Shape 70! using on page plate ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Shape EZ by TLC} Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique projects for every day special one of a kind projects. All of the cut files, are in 300dpi and JPEG, PNG, PDF and SVG for use with cutting machines or hand scissor cutting. These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, or even the benefit of inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form. So no more trying to get that perfect 1/8" inside the base by hand. Shape EZ is a quick and easy way to personalize gifts for all occasions you can use over and over again from TLC with Whimsy - an affordable way to create in your way.

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps/Dies: Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments, Ticket Die; Templates: Cherry Cake Shape EZ Card by TLC w/Whimsy Stamps (releasing in March); Coloring Mediums: Recollections white embossing powder; Papers: Bazzill Stock; Paper Adventures Carolyn, Bluesy Shadow Wash DP by Pizazz, Bo Bunny Crush Dot back to backs; Embellishments: EK Success Martha Stewart lace tags, Pearl beads from stash, charm from Stamp N Create, Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards, Bubble gum mainstays craft glitter drops, Kaiser Rhinestones, Pink petal ribbon from Whimsy Stamps store ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Shape EZ}

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps: Love Postage Stamps; Templates: Shape EZ Triple Heart SVG cut file by TLC with Whimsy; Papers: Bo Bunny DP "Crush Collection, Vinyl rose petals from Wal Mart; Coloring Mediums: Momento Ink, Ranger Distress Ink; Embellishments: Pink teardrop crystals, Tattered Angels glimmer Mist "Candy Apple Red", K and Co Deco pins, Hand made dimple flower (See Tutorial on page 66)

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{Shape EZ}

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps/Dies: Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments and Bottle Cap Die; Templates: Shape EZ Flip Cupcake Card by TLC with Whimsy; Paper: Smoochables by Bo Bunny DP; Embellishments: Prima Borders Poetry, Kaiser Rhinestones, Mark Richards Glitter dome stickers, The Paper Studio Spare Parts Brads, Dress It Up Button; Prims craft thread, Mark Richards flouretts, tulle

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{Shape EZ}

Paisley bag with red flower Shape EZ Freebie #1/Gift Card Box and flower (download link below); We R Memory Keepers "Precious Paisley" in the Grandma's kitchen DP; Creative Papers Online DP for red flower, Recollections Pearl brad, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Stardust Stickles, 3M multipurpose Velcro fastener, ribbon and organza Blue box with flower Shape EZ Freebie #1/Gift Card Box and flower, Color Bok "Punch & Pack earth Tones DP, Celebrate it rope ribbon, Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, button, Stardust Stickles

By Tammy Louise Cunliffe

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Tammy Louise of Shape EZ by TLC is offering a generous freebie for our magazine readers! Head over to the link below to grab your free Shape EZ cutting files. Remember to visit the Shape EZ templates at the Whimsy store to find more wonderful cut files! File location: http://www.4shared.com/zip/W_gbZtAR/freebie.html

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{beyondEveryday cards}Gifts Our designers are thinking outside the box and finding new and fun ways to use our stamps. Look at these beautiful one of a kind baskets, shaped cards, and gifts ideas.

Chocolate Muncher

by Deb Routledge Stamps: Gruffy little gnome, Time Flies; Coloring medium/ink: Prismacolor pencils; Papers: Fancy Pants 'To the moon'; Embellishments: gems; Tools/Other: Martha Steward border punch, Nestabilities, woven basket

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{beyond cards}

How to make Toni’s Treat Bag (right): * Cut a piece of card 14cm by 29cm ,*Score at 12,24,27cm *Fold piece at 12cm score fold.* Measure 2cm from each end and punch a hole. *Cut a piece of ribbon knot and tie it through the two holes creating a handle.Cut a pice of card 13.5 cm by11.5 cm. Decorate piece of card and add ribbon,stamped image and sentiment.*Assemble card by adding chocolatesto the inside and fold up flap to create bottom

Special Delivery By Toni Poyser Stamps: Bunny with Flowers by Crissy’s Digis; Card stock: Pink cardstock; Papers: Paper Trey ink bitty blessings pad; Ink/medium: Copics, Memento ink tuxedo black; Embellishments: ribbon,die cut easter egg,small purple pearls; Other: dove craft corner punch Spellbinders Nestabilities

Happy Easter! By Lori Pachkowsky (left) Stamps: Easter Bunny; Papers: K& Company; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Prima flowers, wild orchid craft flowers, polka dots ribbon, Happy Easter run on, Spring Day sticker, stickles.

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Beach Bag By Deb Routledge

Stamps: Everyday mini postage stamps, Good life tickets, Vintage postcard, Belles and Whistles Bronzing Beauty; Coloring medium/ink: Copics; Papers: Basic Grey Green at Heart; Embellishments: pearls, brad, Dragonfly charm; Tools/Other: Martha Stewart border punch, assorted flower punches, Marianne stem die, brown bag

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{Printing on Fabric} Tutorial by Debbie Eastman Have you ever wanted to find new uses for your digital stamps? Our senior designer, Debbie, has created a fabulous tutorial for using Whimsy digital stamps on fabric instead of just on paper! Read on to see how easy it is and then give it a try!

Step 1: Open Microsoft word and Insert a digi image you would like to work with, I am using Moon Cookie Gallery, Valentine Bouquet for this demonstration, resize your Image to the required size and place in the center of the page.

Step 2: Using a piece of A4 card tape your fabric securely to it, I have wrapped mine around the back for added security. Pop this into the printer.

Step 3: Click the print button and change your properties to print in Draft mode (this ensures not too much ink is transferred to the fabric.) click to print. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Printing on Fabric} Finished project! Using the following Whimsy Stamps digital images/ sentiments: Valentine Bouquet by Moon Cookie Gallery, Flower in Bloom Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs

Step 4: This is how your final image will look, and this is the little project, an arm chair sewing tidy that I created with my image.

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{PaperTutorialMache Egg} by Iris Wiechmann Magazine Staff Designer Iris Wiechmann demonstrates a fun project for creating a special Easter decoration using paper mache and Whimsy’s new image Easter Bunny illustrated by Sylvia Zet!

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Mod Podge Matte Different paper of your choice (e.g. metallic paper, tissue paper, napkins, mulberry paper, gift wrap, newsprint, etc.) Balloon Bowl to mix sealant plus spoon or stick to stir Bowl to work in (it will drip!) Towel for your fingers Ruler or paper trimmer Sharp craft cutter knife, small sharp scissors Flat brush or your fingers Pencil Supplies to decorate your egg

Step 1: The base for your egg is a balloon. The shape and size of your egg is determined by the balloon as is the color by the paper. There is no need to color these eggs. Just choose the paper in the color you want your eggs to have. These papier mache eggs have three layers. One outer shell, a middle and an inner shell. You can choose different colors for each layer or make them all the same. That is up to your personal preference. For my egg I choose mulberry paper as I like the natural look. My outer shell will be cream/beige colored and for my inner shell I chose green. My middle layer will be made from plain white paper. To start blow up your balloon until it has the egg shaped size you want. Now cut or tear your paper in about 3/4 inch wide strips. The length of the strips and quantity varies according to the size of your egg.

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Step 2: Do this with the paper for all your layers. I have three different packs of paper strips now. The natural for my outer shell, the white for the middle layer and the green paper strips for my inside lining.

Step 3: Mix your sealant in a small bowl from 1 part water (preferably warm) and 2 parts Mod Podge matte. (Using a matte sealant makes the eggs look more natural) Stir until the water and the glue are mixed well.

Step 4: Take your balloon and set it in a bowl to catch any drippings. Starting with the paper for your inner shell, soak one strip in the glue mix until well saturated. Carefully strip off any excess glue with two fingers, make sure not to tear the strip. Work with one strip at a time. Soaking more strips at the same time may result in over saturation of the paper and the strips will tear more easily.

Step 5: Now layer the strips onto the ballon in a slightly overlapping manner. Make also sure they overlap nicely on the top and bottom of the egg. If your strips are too long just cut them off. Using your fingers or a flat brush flatten the strips. I always work with my fingers. This might be a bit gooey but the results are far better if you use your fingers instead of a brush. Continue with the rest of the strips for your inner lining.

Step 6: Now your egg should look like this. Start with your next layer as long as the first layer is still wet. This way the layers will bond better. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

Step 7: This is the egg with the middle layer applied.

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{Paper Mache Egg}

Step 8: Before starting with the strips of your outer shell cut two small squares and adhere them to the top and bottom of your egg. This will strengthen the bottom and top part of the egg. Now continue with your outer shell

Step 10: Now it’s time to crack your egg. With a pencil draw a jagged line where you want to “crack” your egg.

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Step 9: After you’ve applied all the layers let the egg dry for 1-2 days

Step 11: Using a very sharp (new blade is best) crafters knife cut along the marked line. Don’t worry the balloon wont burst. You will only hear a soft fizzle when the air oozes out.

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Step 12: This is how your egg looks cut open. You can now remove the balloon.

Step 13: You can clean the edges using sharp scissors and remove any marks from the pencil carefully with an eraser. Now you are ready to decorate your egg!

Step 14: This is a sample how to decorate your egg. I started with adding some ribbon. To attach the ribbon I used score tape. Step 15: Next I added my colored image.

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{Paper Mache Egg}

Step 16: Next I’m adding my embellishments: paper flowers, die cuts and a bow. To ensure they are attached well I used the Olba glue.

Step 17: Finally I’m adding a sentiment on the back. You can now fill your egg with easter grass, little eggs or maybe a small gift.

Happy Easter! By Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Easter Bunny; Sentiment from Nettie’s Cards; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink brushed corduroy Coloring medium: Copics; Embellishments: Whimsy Shapeology: Vines Die Set, Whimsy Buds: cherry blossoms. Make it Crafty Chipboard: circle swirl frame, other paper flowers, Stickles, different ribbons ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{beyond cards}

Scrapbook Pages Whimsy Stamps products have been better known for creative uses in card designing, but as you can see, both Marley and Patricia have used our stamps and dies to complement their scrap layouts. Find inspiration in making the most use out of your Whimsy products!

Fun in the Streets By Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments, Street Art; Dies: Bottle cap die; Papers: Prima Marketing; Embellishments: Buttons, Swirls, Lace, Glimmermist, Filmstrip; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, cuttlebug How To: The base for the layout is a 12x12 pink cardstock. I place the design papers how I want them and the pictures. I glued them onto the cardstock. I stamped the Street art on a paper and colored it a little with a purple copic marker. Then I stamped the Retro Bottle cap sentiment and cut it out with the bottle cap die. I place everything on the layout and finish it with some buttons, swirls, lace, glimmermist and filmstrips. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Spike By Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Sympathy Notables 3; Dies: Notables 3 Die; Papers: Kaisercraft; Embellishments: Flowers, Lace with roses, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Swirls, Stickels; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, cuttlebug. How To: I made 2 layouts with the same paper and same decoration using my 2 dogs that passed away. This one is Spike. We miss you! The layout base is a 12x12 white cardstock. I used design papers from Kaisercraft. I place the photo where I want it. I Stamped the notables 3 stamp and cut it out with the notables 3 die. One I place at the photo and the other in the left corner. Then I start decorate the layout with lace, flowers, some butterfly’s, pearls around the page, a pearl swirl & stickels to finish it. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Tuac By Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Sympathy Notables 3; Dies: Notables 3 Die; Papers: Kaisercraft; Embellishments: Flowers, Lace with roses, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Swirls, Stickels; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, cuttlebug. How To: This one is Tuac. We miss you! The layout base is a 12x12 white cardstock. I used design papers from Kaisercraft. I place the photo where I want it. I Stamped the notables 3 stamp and cut it out with the notables 3 die. One I place at the photo and the other in the left corner. Then I start decorate the layout with lace, flowers, some butterfly’s, pearls around the page, a pearl swirl & stickels to finish it. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Love By Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Stylized Notables 1, Lavish Flourishes; Dies: Notables 2 Die, Notables 1 die; Papers: Graphic 45; Embellishments: Flowers, Swirls, Butterfly, Chipboard Accents, Stickels; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, Cuttlebug How To: For the base I have used a 12x12 light yellow cardstock and placed my design papers & picture how I want them. I stamped the stylized Notables 1 and put the sentiment love in it. I place it on the right side of the photo. I decorate the layout with flowers, swirls, butterfly, chipboard accent stickels. Then I stamped the lavish flourishes on my page, I used the corners and stamped them in the corners with some sepia inkt. Then I use a swirl and stamped it under my butterfly. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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I Wuff You By Marley van der Heijden

Stamps: I Heart You Tabs 2, Notebook Page, Vintage Travel Postage Stamps; Dies: Tab 2 die, Corner dies set; Papers: My Minds Eye; Embellishments: Flowers, Swirls, Chipboard accents, Lace; Tools: Glue, Papercutter, cuttlebug. How To: For the base I have used a 12x12 cardstock from the My Minds Eye design paper. I cut all my papers how I want them, then I place my picture and glue it all together. I have used some chipboards accents like the bird above the picture. I have stamped the I heart you tabs and cut it out with the tab 2 die and place it above the circle chipboard accent. Then I stamped the Notebook page and crunched it a little bit and distressed the edges with some sepia ink to give it a older look. I also stamped the vintage travel postage stamps around the page where I liked it so it gave the layout a vintage but also a modern look. Then I cut out 3 different corners with the corner dies set (love this one) and place one on the picture, one on the chipboard bird and one in the left down corner. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Easter Memories By Patricia Garcia Stamps: Wee Bunny, Spring Letter Seals; Ink/Coloring: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers-Maja Design- Antligen Line, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Vines Die Set- Whimsy Stamps, Pedestal Tag Hearts- Whimsy Stamps, Border Punch- Martha Stewart, Bead Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Fence- Magnolia, Flowers- My Stash; Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttle Bug ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Digital Highlights} The art of digital stamping is growing and growing, as is the Digital Collection at Whimsy Stamps. We have a large selection of images, sentiments, and papers perfect for the avid stamper or the newbie!

Baby Dino

by Marilyn Scheller

Stamps: merged Hello World & Meadow Background using Paint.net; Emma Swinging Sentiments; Paper: K & Company Julianne Collection; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers – Dragon YG 63, YG61, YG91, YG00; Eg E33, E31, E50, YR31; the sky area was sponged in using a cardboard cloud template and Tim Holtz’s Tumbled Glass distress ink; Embellishments: Bo Bunny Etcetera Buttons; Reflections Gem/Brad; miscellaneous brads and webbing from the stash; Tools: EK Success corner punch, circle Nestabilities; How to: Paper Measurements: from a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, measure & cut paper 5.25” wide &11.75” long. Score at 5.25” (the card is now square at 5.25 x 5.25 with a 1.25” top flap which you then angle the corners. ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{digi highlights} Hello World! By Toni Poyser

Stamps: Hello World by Crissy’s Digis; Papers: Purple card stock, Bazoo; Ink/medium: copics,Versamark- spring pansy, Memento black tuxedo black; Embellishments: flowers from wild orchid crafts; Other: memory box die cut serafina heart flourish, spellbinders hexagon nestie purple stickles and glamour dust. How to: Coloured image with copic markers.Cut design paper to fit the card leaving a small 1/8th inch gap around the edge,cut another piece of card 4x3 inch and added design paper inked the edges of the design paper with spring pansy versamark and adhered to cardstock.Using a cuttlebug I cut the image out. I used a spellbinders hexagon shape and inked the edges again with versamark ink. I cut a memory box serafina heart flourish using the cuttlebug and inked it with versamark.I assembled the card using dst and positioned the 4x3 inch piece with foam tabs, then added flowers to create a basket effect and added stickles to the image with glamour dust to the flowers.

Lovely Butterfly By Toni Poyser Stamps: Rose Butterfly by Crissy’s Digis; Papers: Pink cardstock, Stampin Up, papermania; Ink /Medium: Copics, Distress Ink walnut stain; Embellishments: Pink ribbon from ribbon carousel, pearls, flowers from wild orchid craft, Cheery Lynn die cut, glitter; Other: Spellbinders oval die, Glamour dust, Martha Stewart butterfly punch How to: 6x6 card*Cut 1st design paper 1/8 smaller than outer card *Cut 2 pieces of design paper 2 1/2 inch and 51/4 inch*Ink edges of design paper with distress ink* Wrap ribbon around middle of design papers and adhere to cardstock. Make 2 rectangles 3x 4 inches from design paper and place 2nd design paper onto first leaving a 1/8 gap Ink edges.Cut coloured image with oval die cutter while still in die ink edge to create a white border mount with foam tabs. Add flowers and die cuts to frame image* sprinkle with glamour dust add butterflies with pearls and glitter.

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Hugs & Kisses By Doreen O’Brien Stamps: Raggedy Girl Adorably Yours Long Hair by StampArt Design by Kathryne; Ink/Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Distress Ink-Broken China; Papers: Backing papers "Nitwits digital"; Embellishments: Marianne Creatables Die for butterflies, Flowers, Seam Binding, gems, Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools: Double sided tape, Pinflare glue

I Love You! By Shannah Bartle Stamps: Little Bear Personalized Sweater - I Love You by StampArt Design by Kathryne; Papers: CM Cardstock, My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose 'Hattie'; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Distress Ink "Scattered Straw"; Embellishments: Cherry Blossom and Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts; Tools / Other: Nestabilities Petite Ovals, Big Scalloped Ovals, Labels 4, EK Success Rock Fern Punch, Mounting Foam ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Timely Loon By Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Water Dance Loon; Time Flies; Paper: Stampin Up & Bo Bunny; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers ; Embellishments: Tim Holtz brads; Tools: Stampin Up Labels punch, circle Nestabilities

Smile! By Evi de Herdt Stamps: 'Doggie Says Ruff' from Whimsy's Digital Stamps, Treasured Moments Tickets; Colouring medium: Derwent pencils; Paper: Eline's Huis (Merry Little Christmas and songbook) from Marianne Design; Ribbon: Eline's Huis (Let it Snow) and Van Uytsel; Extra: Crown and Heart from Tim Holtz, pearls, staples and distressing

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Howdy!

by Marilyn Scheller

Stamps: Gift Horse by Crissy’s Digis, Gift Horse Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Paper: Stampin Up & My Mind’s Eye; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Tim Holtz brads, Gold Stickles, Gold glitter powder on ribbon & bow; Tools: Nestabilities Ribbon Tag, Nestabilities Stars ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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True Love By Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Wedding Cake & Kisses, Love Letter Seals; Paper: White & Pink cardstock; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: pearls from the stash; Glamour Dust added to the bride’s dress & veil; Tools: EK Success Flower punches, Martha Steward Oak Leaf Punch, Cuttlebug’s ‘Heart Blocks’ embossing folder

Stupid Love By Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Love Bunnies, Love You Sayings; Paper: White & red cardstock; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Pearls from the stash; Tools: Cuttlebug Heart Bacckground embossing folder, Cuttlebug heart dies

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Hang in There! By Toni Poyser Stamps: Hang in There by Crissy’s Digis, Whimsy freebie sentiment, Rubber stamp Tapestry peg stamp (Leaves); Papers: White cardstock, My Minds Eye, Dove Craft fairy princess pad; Ink Medium: Copics, Memento ink tuxedo black and bamboo; Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Craft; Other: Hexagon die cut, Cheery Lynn diecut, stickles glitter glue.

Cherish the Moments By Toni Poyser Stamps: Forget Me Not by Crissy’s Digis, flower frame; Papers: Pink cardstock, Dove craft fairy princess pad; Ink/medium: Copics, Memento tuxedo black; Embellishments: Pink Ribbon from ribbon carousel, Pink gems; Other: Stampin Up oval punches, Martha stewart border punch How to: Coloured image with copic markers then cut it out with scissors leaving a white border around the image.Stamped sentiment.Cut design paper to fit the card leaving a small 1/8th inch gap around the edge,Cut a 2 inch piece and punched a border then added design paper and ribbon.Using some oval punches I cut out the sentiment and backing. Added some gems and assembled the card using dst and foam tabs

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Bunny Love

by Toni Poyser

Stamps: Love Seat by Crissy’s Digis and Love Bunnies by Whimsy Digital Stamps; Papers: Black and pink card stock, Echo park truly yours; Ink/medium: Copics/Memento ink; Embellishments: Stickers from Echopark papers; Other: Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders circle die and scallop circle

Find out how Toni merged these two images on the next page! ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{Merged Digis} Tutorial by Toni Poyser

Did you know that with the PNG versions of Whimsy Stamps digital images and sentiments, you can merge and combine your designs before printing? PNG files allow you to layer images and create custom scenes as Toni has done here in her turorial for merging digital designs!

Step 1: Open images you wish to use (FILE-->OPEN). I used Love Seat by Crissy’s Digis and Love Bunnies by Whimsy Digital Stamps

Step 2: Resize images IMAGE -->RESIZE. I prefer to use width 500 pixels.

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{Merged Digis} Step 3: Open a new blank image FILE -----> NEW ( I used 1024x768 pixels)

Step 4: Copy your background digi image. First SELECT---> PAN TOOL (little hand ), then RIGHT CLICK--> COPY

Step 5: Paste copied image onto new image layer PASTE-----> PASTE AS NEW SELECTION

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{Merged Digis} Step 6: Repeat step 4&5 for foreground image To remove ants (make image solid lines) CLICK SELECTION------>SELECT NONE

Step 7: Now you have a merged image Zoom into merged image ZOOM and select ERASER TOOLyou are now ready to start erasing the background image where needed ( to adjust the eraser tool size CLICK ALT and RIGHT CLICK on mouse. ( this process can take some time so go steady if you make a mistake CLICK---->EDIT-----> UNDO

Step 8: Once you are all done SAVE and PRINT.Ready to colour

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{Customer Creations} These beautiful cards were created by some of our Whimsy customers and fans. We know that you’re talented so we’d like to share that talent with the rest of the readers! Thank you all for sharing your love of crafting with us!

Wee Florist

by Janette Garcia

Stamp: Wee Florist; Coloring Medium: Copics (Hair E59, E57, E33 Skin-YR01, E00, E000, R20 Leafs: YG67,YG25,YG01 Bucket-BV25, BV23, BV20 ) ; Paper: Lily bee design-Head over heels swoon, cardstock- Paper Trey Ink; Embellishments: Martha Stewart button, ribbon and lace ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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{customer creations}

Silver Fairy By Rea Custer Stamps: Silver Fairy; Inks/Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Papers: blue and Kraft from stash, DP-Autumn Leaves; Embellishments: flowers, Cuttlebug die cuts, Stickles, rhinestones, ribbon, brad, bead cap from stash, Ranger Distress Crackle paint

Sweet Blossom By Rea Custer Stamps: Sweet Blossom; Inks/ Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Papers: pink-Recollections, green DPDCWV; Embellishments: flowers from Whimsy, I am Roses and Prima, ribbon-Michael’s, doiley from stash, Lock and Lace-Melissa Frances, Stickles, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint-Ranger, pearls- Want 2 Scrap

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{whimsy family} Please visit the blogs of the Whimsy Stamps Team Members for more inspiration every week! They are constantly creating new Whimsy creations for you to feast your eyes on. Make sure to follow them so that you don’t miss a thing! Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Patricia Garcia

Denise Lynn

Crissy Armstrong Elisabeth Bell KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Sylvia Zet

Ellie Stover Heidy Blom Niki Estes Stephanne Maraver Tammy Louise Cunliffe

LiaStampz LivvyBo Designs Michele Roos Moon Cookie Gallery Shape EZ by TLC StampArt Design by Kathryne

Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Patricia Garcia Marilyn Scheller Toni Poyser

Raindrop Echo Designs

Simonne Clay Rubber DT Coordinator Crystal Irwin Challenge Sponsorship Coordinator Debbie Eastman Digi Team DT Coordinator

Ann Vento Annika Ryan Chris Olsen Erin Bailey ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Alissa Wells Ani Ruseva Carly Wilson Charlene Brown Denise Gutierrez Doreen OBrian Evi De Herdt Jackie Randolph Juelmarie Morgan Kim Bell Linda Jessup Marilyn Scheller Mariska van der Linde Sarah McLaughlin Shannah Bartle Suzanne McKenzie Tanya Johnson Toni Poyser Wendy Keenan

{credits} Sincerely gratitude goes out to the following individuals and/or partners. Without you, this magazine would not be possible! Contributors

Retailers

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

(for submitting ads and supporting this publication)

Shelby Thomas Nerdette Stephanie Clark Tracy Payne Leah Ann Gast Stephanie Clark Ruby Montes Maria Cossa Rossi Angela Wiseman Jennifer Dove Colleen Schaan Angela Wood Iris Wiechmann Patricia Diaz Marley van der Heijden Lori Pachkowsky Marilyn Scheller Toni Poyser Shannah Bartle Janna Sicard Alberto Gava Deb Routledge Ann Vento Tammy Louise Cunliffe Beate Johns Jacque Beddiingfield Bev Rochester Dena Concienne Simonne Clay Erin Bailey Debbie Eastman Heidy Blom Doreen O’Brien Evi de Herdt

Beate Johns Bev Rochester Deb Routledge Dena Concienne Elaine Hughes Jacque Beddingfield Mariska van der Veer Pops Morfitt Zoe McGrath

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Herrazz Scrapbooking Heather’s Hobbie Haven Stamp and Create

Kid Crafters Emma age 6 Abby age 11 Theo age 7 Hannah age 13 Amy age 3 Dyanne age 7

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

Janette Garcia Rea Custer

Editors Denise Lynn (for the following: organizing creations, gathering information about the creations in this magazine, organizing retailer advertising, editing content, generating ideas for the magazine content, writing introductions to various sections, and various other duties that made this magazine possible)

Ann Vento (for the following: creating the magazine page layouts, organizing creations, 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)

{contact us}

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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!

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Whimsy Videos Visit our YouTube channel to find inspiring videos!

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

Copyright Information:

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

{the fine print}

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

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

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