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Whimsy Stamps April 2012, Issue 8

● A recap of recently released stamps and dies ● NINE wonderful new tutorials! ● FREEBIE Shape EZ template by TLC

● Introducing two new magazine staff designers ● “What’s Your Style?” Feature - what’s yours? ● April showers, May flowers - spring projects! ● Beyond Cards: scrapbooking …and many more!


The Tidbits 2 A Note from the Editors

Company Team-up: 58 Little Darlings Stamps

The Usual 83 Digi Highlights 90 Customer Creations

Product Focus 4 Recently Released 22 Sentimental Stamping 34 Whimsy Double Take: Angel Cody 36 Custom Rubber Stamps 72 Shape EZ with TLC

Do It Yourself! 16 Feather Blending by Iris Wiechmann 20 Pull Ribbon Flower by Patricia Garcia 31 Flip Card Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann 44 Tissue Mod by Tammy Louise Cunliffe 53 Scalloped Circle Flowers by Tammy Louise Cunliffe 66 5-Minute Satin Flower by Tammy Louise Cunliffe 69 Criss Cross Card by Lori Pachkowsky 80 Mother’s Day Tag by Sylvia Blum 87 Kidz Kraftz by Toby Keenan

The Nitty Gritty 92 Whimsy Family & Credits

Project Focus 28 April Showers, May flowers 38 CASE Simonne 12 For Mom and Dad 46 What’s Your Style? Beyond Cards 76 Scrapbook pages 78 Mini album

Hello Crafting Friends, Whimsy is pleased to bring you another edition of our Inspirations Magazine. This issue will be our last bi-monthly release, but fear not, we will continue to bring you new issues, however they will release quarterly and focus on seasonal projects, and new tutorials, and creative ideas. We are always excited to share these issues with you and recently we have had many requests for print options. We want you to know we are hard at work researching and trying to find a solution that will offer our customers the best quality at a reasonable price. If the possibility arises for print versions, we will make them available through the Whimsy shop. In this issue you will find gorgeous projects and cards, informative tutorials, and some very special creations and guest designer features. We hope you enjoy the pages of Issue 8 and will share it with your crafting friends. From all of us at Whimsy Stamps we wish you a fabulous Spring Time! Hello Whimsy fans, The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming; spring has sprung and so has the latest issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! This issue is filled with wonderful new creations from the Whimsy team and guest designers.

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In these pages you will find a recap of some of the new images that were recently released as well as ideas on your Mother’s and Father’s Day cards. As April showers bring May flowers, we definitely had to include some wonderful spring creations for you, too. I hope you enjoy this issue and thank you once again for our continued support of our publications!

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Whimsy is proud to introduce you to our newest Magazine Staff Designers, Sylvia Blum and Tammy Louise Cunliffe! These talented ladies will knock your socks off with their beautiful creations. Sylvia’s specialty is working with clean and simple design and Tammy is our Shape EZ rock star!

My name is Sylvia Blum, I'm a mom to four boys (aged 7 to 19) and two dogs and wife to a very supportive husband. We live in the beautiful Southwest of the Black Forest (Germany). I work full time as a software developer and project manager by day, and by night I am a passionate paper crafter, card maker and stamper. Being creative and playing with paper and stamps is my little escape from the everyday stress. I was on the Whimsy DT for one year in 2011 and loved it! I'm thrilled that I have now been given the opportunity to work with the beautiful Whimsy Stamps sentiment stamps and dies again as a magazine staff designer!

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Hello all, my name is Tammy Louise Cunliffe and I'm an orange & red Gerber oving Marilyn Monroe style enthusiast. I love everything showing the strength of women like Amelia , Betsy and Elizabeth! Married 24 years, mother of two and a resident of The Great Lakes State of Michigan. I recycle everything and I believe that if it's hand made, it's worth while. With every post there is a Inspirational Thought because I feel without inspiration, it's just no fun. My paper crafting began with the photo's of my first child and went from scrap booking to sentimental card making and now I incorporate my love of coloring in my greeting cards and crafts. As a DT member, designer of the SVG cut template line "Shape EZ by TLC", and now designing die templates in the Shapeology line at Whimsy, my journey can only get better as I am just thrilled to be working with all of the extremely talented artists that make up the Whimsy Stamps Team helping to inspire all of you.

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The projects showcased in this section of the magazine display the wide variety of images, sentiments, and dies that can be found at Whimsy Stamps, many of which are from our most recent releases. But you can see how well new compliments older and vice a versa!

by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Birthday cupcake, Vintage Birthday Tabs 1; Papers: DCWV Celebration; Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz wild honey for edges; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: twine, pennants, ribbon, button; Tools: corner punch Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Cinnamon Sugar, Everyday Sayings Notables 4; Papers: Crate Paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring Mediums: Copics; Tools: Notables 4 die, Paper Cutter, Cuttlebug, Glue; Embellishments: Flowers, Pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Ribbon, Leaves

Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Dandelion Girl, Friendship Notables 2; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Double Scallop Border Die- Whimsy Stamps, Flowers, Stamens, Ribbon- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Pearl Swirls- Want 2 Scrap; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Notables 2 die, Sewing Machine, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Nestabilities Circle Dies Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Ellie Stover; Stamps: Angie, SU small baby sentiment; Coloring medium/ink: Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, memento tuxedo black ink, tattered rose distress ink for sponging; Papers: My Minds Eye (Lost and found collection - Madison Ave), Stampin Up and Neenah; Embellishments:paper flowers, organdy and grosgrain ribbon, half pearles, glitter; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Vines Die Set, flowers and leaves die (MFT), labels die (nestabilities), tag corner punch (stampin up) paper doily, janome sew mini; sentiment computer generated

Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Lemon Pepper, Aged To Perfection Notables 3; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Basic Grey, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Shabby Ribbon - The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Bakers Twine- My Stash, Glitter- Ranger; Tools: Notables 3 Die - Whimsy Stamps, Vines Die Set Whimsy Stamps, Sewing Machine Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Patricia Garcia Stamps: Wee Snippets Cake, Aged to Perfection Notables 3; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Design PapersMy Minds Eye, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Stamens, Silver Cord- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Ribbon,Pom Pom trim- Michaels, Rhine Stones- Heidi Swapp; Tools: Sewing Machine, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Notables 3 Die- Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Apple Blossom, Party Mini Letter Seals; Papers: Maja Design; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Cuttlebug, distress tool; Embellishments: flowers, pearls, leaves How to: I cut the papers how I want them and place them on my card. The edges I distressed with the tim holtz distress tool. I stamped my apple blossom image and color this girl with the copic markers. I place her on my card. Then I have thorn of some corners from the design paper and place them in the corners of my image. I stamped the party mini letter seals and cut them out with my scissors, I place it on the right of my image. Then I decorated the card with Butterflies, flowers, leaves & pearls.

Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Amy, Ticket Notes; Coloring Medium: Copic, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design papers-My Minds Eye, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Braided Trim, Shabby Ribbon, Flowers - The Little Boutique Etsy Shop; Tools: Sewing Machine, Ticket Die - Whimsy Stamps, Border Punch- Martha Stewart, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Birthday Cupcake, Celebration Circle Pennants; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers-Basic Grey, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Mesh Trim, Shabby Ribbon, Flowers, Stamens- The Little Boutique, Bakers Twine- My Stash; Tools: Sewing Machine, Circle Pennants Die- Whimsy Stamps

by Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Sun Kissed, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps, Lavish Flourishes; Papers: Glitz Design Paper; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Mini Postage Die, Martha Stewart Border Punch-floral, Quickutz/Lifestyle CraftsNesting Flowers-Vine-Scalloped Circle-Butterfly Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Ryder Cole; Papers: Basic Grey and Bazzill Basics khaki card stock; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Text from Cosmo Cricket Paper Pad, Button & twine, suede lacing.

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Createdy by Heidy Blom; Stamps: Cinnamon Sugar, Vintage Birthday Tabs 1; Papers: My Mind’s Eye - Howdy Doody; Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Ribbon; Tools: Picket Fence Die, Sewing machine

Createdy by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Chloe, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps; Papers: Maja Design; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Mini Postage Die, Picket Fence Die, Corner Dies, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Crackle paint; Embellishments: flower lace, pearls © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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This time of year brings us the chance to say thank you to all the moms and dads in our lives as wel celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day. Whimsy has a variety of different images perfect for both of these special occasions.

by Patricia Garcia Stamps: Bart Goes Golfing, Film Marker Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design papers-My Minds Eye, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Mesh Trim-The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Chip Board Letters- Prima, Button- Prima; Tools: Sewing Machine © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Wee Suzi, For the Women in Our Lives; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- My Minds Eye, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Fancy Trim, Flowers, Stamens- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Leaf PunchMarthe Stewart, Border PunchMartha Stewart, Rhine Stone SwirlWant 2 Scrap; Tools: Sewing Machine

Createdy by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Sun kissed, Vintage Birthday Tabs 1; Papers: K & Company Classic K Charlotte; Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers and prismacolour pencils with blending stump; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, pearl brad, cheesecloth, doily, lace, butterfly; Tools: distress tool, Corner Die Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Wee Florist, Aged to perfection Notables 3, For the Women In Our Lives; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design papers- My Minds Eye, Card StockAmerican Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Crochet Trim- My Stash; Tools: Sewing Machine, Stapler, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, SwirlMagnolia, Notables 3 Die-Whimsy Stamps

Createdy by Shannah Bartle; Stamp: Meera by LiaStamps (digi) Papers: Cardstock-CM, DP- Bella! 'Oriental Chic' paper pad; Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: SU Scalloped Punch, MFT Dienamics Leafy Flourish, Mounting foam; Embellishments: Kaisercraft White Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Poppy (white), and Roses. Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Chef, Ticket Notes; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Copic Airbrush System; Paper: Bo Bunny, Bazzill; Tools: Ticket Die, EK Sucess small butterfly punch; Embellishments: Stickles, ribbon, rhinestones, button, mulberry paper flowers, shimmer sheer spritz, 3D Lacquer, Spica glitter pens, chandelier garland

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by Iris Wiechmann This Copic blending technique is used if you like to blend two different colors together. In this little tutorial I like to show you my way of using this technique. I used the yellow-greens (YG21-YG23YG17) and a pink-violet tone using red-violets (RV52-RV55-RV19). The image is a Whimsy digital image from the Moon Cookie Gallery collection called Leslie the Tulip Fairy. I enlarged the image a little so it is easier to show the coloring on the tulip. I thought the tulip is just perfect for demonstrating feather blending as there ae a lot two toned tulips.

Step 1: Choose the darkest color of one of the two tones. Start on one end of the flower with light and quick feathering strokes. In my case YG17. The fringed edges you can see is what you want when feather blending.

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Step 2: Now take your next lighter color which is your mid tone (YG23) and continue in the same way with light feathery strokes. It is important with this technique to use a light hand.

Step 3: Now take your palest yellow-green and work with the same motion strokes towards the middle of the tulip. But don't go any further than the middle for now.

Step 4: Start on the opposite end with your darkest color of the pink-violets which is RV19

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Step 5: Next use your mid tone RV55 as you did before with the yellowgreens

Step 6: With the palest pink-violet tone, RV52, work your way towards the middle and finally meeting the yellowgreens. It's important to always use light feathery strokes as you blend in to the opposite color because you don't want to end up with a grubby looking color. Only the light feathery strokes will give you a nice blend and you don't want to have color blocks either.

Step 7: Now take your lightest green again and with the same type of strokes blend into the lightest pink.

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Step 8: Vice versa with the lightest pink.

Step 9: Now you can go over your whole image a few times to get the depth of color you are trying to achieve. And voila, you are done blending together yellow-greens and violet-pinks! Have fun feather blending!

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by Patricia Garcia Magazine Staff Designer Patricia shows us how transform a simple piece of ribbon into a beautiful flower accent in this simple step by step tutorial. Use these ribbon embellishments to jazz up your cards, scrap book layouts,

Supplies: Pull Ribbon (Assorted Colors and Styles), Scissors, Brads

Step 1: Cut Desired Length of Ribbon, depending on the size and pleats of the flower. I cut these at about 6 1/2 inches.

Step 2: Start Pulling Both ends of the string, pleating the ribbon and tying a knot a bit tight.

Step 3: Your Ribbon should look like this, starting to take form of a flower.

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Step 4: Snip Off Both Ends of string.

Step 5: Now your Ribbon looks like a flower and is ready for a center, I like adding Brads but I think you could add anything pretty.

Step 6: The Final results, I added different brads for different looks, the possibilities are endless.

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Sentiments have many uses – they can be accents or finishing touches on your creation or even take center stage as the main focal point of a project. See how our designs have shined the spotlight on the various sentiments and dies available at Whimsy.

by Sylvia Blum Stamps: Everyday Circle Postmarks; Coloring Medium: Tombow Dual Brush pen; Papers: Teresa Collins; Tools: Spellbinders Paper Arts; Grand Calibur die cutting machine, mini sewing machine; Embellishments: Kaisercraft rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon from stash, dimensional foam adhesive Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Sarah McLaughlin; Stamps: Gratitude Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (digital); Papers: Blue Cottage Charms by Michele Roos Designs; Embellishments: Lace from Cuddly Buddly, Gems by Melissa Frances; Tools/other: Marianne Design Creatables Butterfly die (LRO158); Quickutz Corner die; Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die; Deckle edge rectangle Nestabilities die; brown chalk inkpad

Createdy by Deb Routledge; Stamps: Vintage Transportation; Coloring medium & ink:Rangers Distress Ink Walnut Stain; Papers: Authentique 'journey collection'; Embellishments: screw top brads;Tools/Other: sewing machine, nestabilities die, corner punch

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by Sylvia Blum Stamps: Celebration Circle Pennants, Party Hat Sentiments; Dies: Circle Pennants Dies, Party Hats Die Set; Coloring medium/ink: Tombow Dual Brush pens; Papers: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: Kaisercraft rhinestone; Tools/Other: Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur die cutting machine

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Createdy by Evi De Herdt; Stamps: Love Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (digital); Papers: KaiserCraft [Love Letters]; Embellishments: corners and flowers by WOC, pearls; Tools/Other: swirl (Cuttlebug) and butterfly punches (Martha Stewart)

Createdy by Evi De Herdt; Stamps: Love Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (digital); Papers: KaiserCraft [Love Letters]; Embellishments: corners and flowers by WOC, pearls; Tools/Other: swirl (Cuttlebug) and butterfly punches (Martha Stewart)

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by Sylvia Blum Stamps: Friendship Notables 2; Papers: My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts; Inks: Versafine, Distress Inks, Sakura gel pen; Tools: Silhouette SD machine, Notables 2 Die, Fiskars and EK Success punches; Embellishments: Kaisercraft rhinestones, Glue Dots Mini, VBS double sided adhesive

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Createdy by Evi De Herdt; Stamps: Love Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (digital); Papers: First Edition Papers " Spring Feast"; Embellishments: Flowers by WOC, ribbon; Tools/Other: butterfly punches

Created by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Love Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (digital); Papers: Magnolia Spring Blossom Papers; Embellishments: I’ve used some of the hearts cut out from the edges & used some flatback pearls from my stash; Tools: Memory Box Heart Delights Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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As they say, “April showers bring May flowers!” Check out the fabulous rainy day and bountiful floral creations from our designers.

by Marilyn Scheller Stamps: Froggy by LiaStampz (digital, includes the sentiment); Papers: Fabscraps; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Twine, Basic Grey stitched fabric brad; Techniques: Clear Dewdrops colored with blue copics and used glossy accents for the raindrops and splashes © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Ellie Stover Stamps: Everything's Just Ducky, Celebration Circle Pennants; Coloring Medium/Ink: Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, Memento tuxedo black ink, SU soft sky ink; Papers: Basic Grey (Marjolaine DP), SU DP for paper pieced umbrella and rainboots, Neenah and SU card stock; Embellishments: prima flowers, brads, clear heart shaped button, twine, stickles glitter; Tools/Other: Picket Fence Die (Whimsy Stamps), Circle pennants die (Whimsy Stamps), cloud template (SUretired), grass punch (MS), sponge for creating sky

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Created by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Sunflower Buggies, freebie sentiment from Whimsy Stamps; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and Copic Airbrush System; Designer Paper: Basic Grey – Piccadilly; Tools: Spellbinders labels 18, Martha Stewart border punch, Nellie Snellen rose and leaf punch; Embellishments: Whimsy buds, other mulberry paper flowers, Stickles, ribbon, lace, rhinestones, buttons, brad, ladybug charm, head pins, coarse glass glitter, hemp cord, brad, small pearl heart.

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by Iris Wiechmann In this tutorial I would like to show you how to make a flip card base which is not only square or rectangular. You can actually pick whatever shape you like using your dies. For my card I decided to use Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

What you need: - cardstock piece 5 1/2 x 11 inches (heavy cardstock is best, e.g. 110 lbs) - die of your choice - pencil - ruler - bone folder - die cutting machine

Step 1: Score and fold your piece of cardstock at 5 1/2 inches

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Step 2: Now measure and mark the center (2.75 inches) on top and bottom of the left side of your card.

Step 3: Position your die in the center of the left side of your card, using your marks as a guide. Secure the die with a piece of low tack tape.

Step 4: Now we have to cut it out. I use my die cutting machine as I normally would with just a little twist. Because we only want to cut out half of the shape for our flip card. In my case I use the Cuttlebug. My sandwich for this is Aplate on bottom, then the B-Plate and then the cardstock with the attached die on top (see picture).

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Step 5: The last part of my sandwich is the C-plate. This is also my standard sandwich to cut thin dies (I know a lot of you do it with the die facing up, but this is how I like it best). The difference is that you only cover half of the die with the C-plate. This way only that half of the die gets cut out which is covered by the C-plate. Using your marks on the card as a guide again. Now run it through your machine making sure it doesn't shift. This is the only part that's a bit tricky. But if you do some test runs you get used to it pretty quick. It is really not difficult at all. I only used this technique with my Cuttlebug but I'm pretty sure it works similar with other machines.

Step 6: This is how your card looks after you cut it.

Step 7: Before we can finally fold it we need to score it again. Score from your top mark down to where your die cut shape begins and from your bottom mark up to the die cut shape (see picture). Now fold it to the left. And voila your are done!

Your flip card base is now ready to be decorated. Please see my finished flip card on page 30. Have fun making flip cards and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

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Lori and Iris have both used Angel Cody, but in very different ways and for two different occasions! Make the most out of your stamps by finding various ways to put them to use!

by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Angel Cody; Papers: Basic Grey and Prima; Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz Wild Honey distress ink; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Feather, ribbon, buttons, twine; Tools: Large, small star punch

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by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Angel Cody; Papers: Stampin’ Up; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics; Paper: Stampin Up!; Tools: Birthday Sentimentables; Embellishments: cherry blossoms. Other paper flowers, moonstone brad, ribbon, Stickles, lace, button, rhinestone Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Whimsy Stamps carries a large variety of customizable rubber stamps. Our artist Raindrop Echo Designs will create a design tailored to your specifications, one that fits your style and crafting needs. Visit the shop to see the wide selection of options available!

Here are just some of the testimonials by our custom rubber stamp owners: “I adore my personalized seal. I use it on every card and project I create and I love that I can insert matching design paper to rest of the card in the heart of the stamp to make it match the card. Every single impression is perfect, I love it to bits!!” - Mariska van der Veer “I use mine on every card I make and get so many lovely comments on the stamp” - Bev Rochester “Perfect impression each and every time” - Simonne Clay “They are the perfect finish to every card, I love mine, so do my kids who both insisted on having their own made!” - Deb Routledge “ I absolutely love mine! It stamps perfectly every time and I use it so often that it has a permanent home on an acrylic block.” - Niki Estes “ I love my custom winter stamp!! It is great for the back of the card or as a focal point on the front!” - Erin Bailey

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Create and Selectively Edit, that’s what CASE is all about! This month we challenged our staff designers to CASE one of Whimsy’s own talented DT members, Simonne Clay! Simonne lends her amazing talents and coloring skills to the gorgeous creations she makes for Whimsy. As a long standing and beloved member of the Whimsy family we wanted to pay tribute to Simonne’s beautiful work! Here are some of our favorite creations by Simonne and the CASE cards created by our designers in honor of her work!

By Simonne Clay Whimsy Products: Celebrate Big!; Papers: Basic Grey, red and yellow card stock; Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Ribbon; Tools: Nestabilities, border die, corner die, and embossing folder

Whimsy Products: Madison Attitude, Vintage Postcard, Everyday Mini Postage Stamps; Papers: Crate Paper Portrait, Kraft card stock; Coloring Medium: Copics, paper piecing technique on shopping bags and hat; Embellishments: ribbon, flowers; Tools: Shapeology Mini Postage Die, Martha Stewart Border Die and Leaf Punch Die © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Lori Pachkowsky Inspired by “Celebrate Big”; Stamps: Birthday Pile Up; Papers: DCWV Celebration; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Ribbon; Tools: Corner dies set, Stampin' up edge punch

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by Iris Wiechmann Inspired by “Celebrate Big”; Stamps: Sweet Little Donkey, Circle Postmarks; Papers: Lily Bee Designs - Head over Heels, Cardstock: Colorbok black; Ink : Memento tuxedo black; Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Corner Dies Set, EK Sucess flower punch; Embellishments: Stickles, lace, ribbon, rhinestones

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Created by Tammy Louise Cunliffe, inspired by “Celebrate Big”; Stamps: Birthday Letter Seals, Amy; Papers: Bazzill stock, Tissue Paper, 3M Projector Sheets, Bo Bunny Crush Dot, Bazzill Strawberry Cheesecake Two Scoops; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink; Coloring Medium: Copics, Colored Pencils with Gamsol; Tools: Mod Podge, Nestabilities Large Scallop Circle Grand; Embellishments: Flower Soft "Autumn, " Make It Crafty Butterfly Swirls Chipboard, The Paper Studios Spare Parts Brads, Ribbon from Stash

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by Patricia Garcia Inspired by “Madison Attitude”; Stamps: Apple Blossom, I Heart You Tabs 2 ; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils; Papers: Design Papers- Maja Design, Card Stock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Fancy Trim,Ribbon, Flowers, Gold Cord-The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Charm- My Stash, Corner Die Cut- Sizzix, Flat Pearls- Kaiser Craft, Charm- My Stash, Leaf- Martha Stewart; Tools: Sewing Machine, Tab 2 Die- Whimsy Stamps

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by Evi de Herdt Inspired by “Madison Attitude”; Stamps: Cute Cupid, Treasured Moment Tickets; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Ciao Markers; Papers: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: flowers from WOC, ribbon; Tools/Other: Stickles (Crystal and Star Dust), Ticket Die and alignment tool, distressing, border punches by Martha Stewart

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Texture and design with Mod Podge - Can’t find the perfect Design Paper for your project or are you looking to put a personal touch to a special project? Look no further than the dollar store and their outstanding designs and colors of Tissue Paper.

I recycle tissue paper when sent with gifts by tearing out a portion that is larger than the stock paper I've decided to cover with it. Like above, the tissue paper had tears in it from the tape so the center was the largest color variety non ruined portion.

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Step 1: I use Mod Podge to adhere it to the stock and to put a shine and crinkle effect on the stock

Step 3: Cover entirely and quickly

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Step 4: When placing the tissue paper on the stock, and crinkle it inward while being sure to cover all of the outside edges

Step 5: Start to cover the tissue paper with Mod Podge while pulling in from the outside edges and covering the wrinkles and leaving them intact, pull as much of the tissue inward as to not leave much to cut away from the edge.

Step 7: Be sure to not leave "puddles"of glue at the creases as it will be too gummy and take away from the effect of texture Step 6: Leave this to dry thoroughly on a surface that will not stick

Step 9: This is the finished product to be used for texture,, color and layer to your project. This method can be used on small die cuts, the entire base of the card instead of DP or on items such as chipboard.

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What’s Your Style? Clean and simple, one layer, shabby chic, focused on a sentiment, layered & embellished, bold & bright? The creations here are a sampling of the various ways Whimsy Stamps products can be used to achieve a different look and style all your own.

by Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Lemon Pepper; Papers: Prima; Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Doily, lace, ribbon, lock embellishment, handmade ribbon flowers, Misc. flowers, pearls, cheesecloth; Tools: Whimsy stamps Vines Die Set, Misc: Tim Holtz white crack paint

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Createdy by Doreen O’Brian; Stamp: Dandelion Girl, Love Mini Tickets; Papers: Nitwits; Inks/Coloring Medium: Promarkers, chalk; Tools: Mini Ticket Die, Marianne Creatables Dies-Heart, Double sided tape; Embellishments: Seam binding -Wild Orchid, Pinflair Gel

Createdy by Wendy Keenan; Stamps: Lemon Pepper, I Heart You Tabs 2; Papers: Tim HoltzShabby Chic; Tools: Tab 2 Die, tree die, branch punch; Embellishments: ribbon, gems, flowers

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Created by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Sympathy Bugs, Everyday Sayings Notables 4; Papers: Bazzill Stock, Bo Bunny Vicki B collection; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Inks, Copics, Gelly Roll; Tools: NB Classic Scalloped circles; Notables 4 die; Embellishments:Bandage Roll, Offray Satin Saddle Hot Pink ribbon, WOC 2 Tone Strawberry Pink Wild Rose 30MM, Websters Pages bloomers Spring, Green Ribbon gifted, Flower Soft Lilac, Martha Stewart Flocking powder cosmos, Stickles Cotton Candy, Orange Red, Fruit Punch, Bag ' o Buttons from The Paper Studios

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by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Angie; Sentiment: Celebration Circle Pennants; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics; Designer Paper: Basic Grey - Two Scoops, Cardstock: Recollections dark teal; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology: Circle Pennants dies; Embellishments: Whimsy Buds: cherry blossoms and sweet blossoms. Other: paper flowers, Stickles, lace, ribbon buttons, rhinestones, chipboard star, glitter, white paint

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by Sylvia Blum Stamps: Aged To Perfection Notables 3; Dies: Party Time Notables 3 Die; Coloring medium/ink: Tombow Dual Brush pens; Embellishments: Kaisercraft rhinestone; Tools/Other: Spellbinders Paper Arts die cutting machine, square and circle dies, embossing folder

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by Sylvia Blum Stamps: Film Strip Sentiments; Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Bo Bunny Press; Inks/Coloring Medium; Distress Inks, Sakura Gel pen; Embellishments: Want2Scrap Nestabling pearls, Sew Sweet crinkled seam binding, JenniBowlin decorative pearl pin; Tools/Other: Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur die cutting machine + Lacey Oval, Scalloped Oval, Classic Oval dies

by Ann Vento

Stamps: Everyday Sayings Notables 4 Papers: My Mind’s Eye Bright Side; Inks/Coloring Medium; Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: crochet trim; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Swirly Tree Die, Spellbinders die, paper piercer

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by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Darling Dalmation, Love Mini Tickets; Papers: Gina K Pure Luxury 120lbs; Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks Shabby Shutters; Coloring Medium: Copics, Copic Airbrush System; Tools: Cuttlebug die, Cuttlebug border embossing folders, EK Success corner rounder punch; Embellishments: baker’s twine maraschino red, ribbon, button, Stickles Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe In this tutorial, Tammy’s shows you another way to use your Nestability dies. We all know they cut our paper, but did you know, they will cut through any lightweight material? With these scallop circle cloth pieces, you can create a one of a kind embellishment for your project. Even mix and match colors that will coordinate with your specific needs. An use any gems, brads or even buttons in the center to add that bling.

Step 1: I used two different sized Spellbinder circles and 3 layers of material at a time and did very little snipping to finish the cuts with the Cuttlebug

Step 2: 9 of each size circle for two different flowers

Step 4: Fold the circle in half again

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Step 5: Then fold the circle a third time in half

Step 6: When you sew through, make sure all of the layers are included and about 1/8 inch away from the corner for fullness of flower

Step 7: When the 8 petals are on the string as above, pull tight to enclose them

Step 8: Shape a circle with the flower petals from the bottom and close the circle by sewing the first petal to the last

Step 9: Still upside down, place the last petal over and bring string up through

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Step 10: Squeeze the flower and sew the bottom circle to cinch the petals closely together around the tips of the petals

The flowers are complete, turn them over, fluff them and add desired embellishments. The side view shows the two different size circles used and the height of the flower.

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Created by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Spring Bringer, Everyday Sayings Notables 4; Papers: Bo Bunny Crush; Coloring Medium: Copics, Gelly Roll Clear Star, Pentel White Pen; Embellishments: Ribbon from Offray, Satin and Tulle, Celebrate It Floral Pics; Tools: Shapeology Vines Die Set, Notables 4 Die, Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds and Swirls, Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals

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In this issue we are joined by the talented team from Little Darling Stamps and owner Angie Hunt as we share how well Little Darling Stamps work with Whimsy sentiments and dies! Our DTs have joined together to create the beautiful projects seen here in our company team up feature! Here’s a few words from Angie Hunt: “Little Darlings Rubber Stamps is a manufacturer/distributor of rubber craft stamps. We began our journey in 2011 with the creation of the Little Darlings characters and have since added Cutie Pies and Background stamps. This year we have plans to add even more products to our line and will be debuting them at CHA in July.”

by Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Little Darlings - Fresh Picked Flowers, Aged to Perfection Notables 3; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and Prisma Pencils for Outline; Papers: Bo Bunny - Sweet Tooth Collection, Bazzill pink and turquoise and white cardstock; Tools: Notables 3 die, Picket Fence die, Swirly Tree die; Other: EK Sucess small retro flower punch, Spellbinders dies; Embellishments: Stickles, Mica Flakes white, ribbon, lace, pearls, mulberry paper flowers © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Sarah Winter Stamps/Dies: Little Darlings Cutie Pies Ballerinas, Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Corner Dies Set, Celebration Circle Pennants; Papers: glitz pretty in pink; Coloring Medium: distress inks skin –tattered rose,antique linen ,walnut stain, dressvictorian velvet ,worn lipstick black soot, hair –antique linen, walnut stain ,vintage photo black soot; Embellishments: ribbon, flowers, pearls

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Createdy by Debbie Eastman; Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Aged to Perfection Notables 3 and Notables 3 Die, Spiral notebook border die, Little Darlings Catch a Falling Star; Papers: Basic Grey Oxford; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos; Embellishments: Kanban ruler stamp, Flat Backed Pearls

Createdy by Ellie Stover; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Everyday Sayings Notables 4, Little Darlings Stamps Soooo Big; Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers, bashful blue ink, chocolate chip ink; Papers: Stella & Rose Mabel Papers (My Mind's Eye), Neenah white, chocolate chip, crumb cake; Embellishments: ribbon, brads; Tools/Other: picket fence die (Whimsy Stamps), lace border die (MFT), oval punch (SU), scallop circle nestabilities, sewing machine Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Debbie Eastman; Stamps/Dies: Whimsy Stamps Retro bottle Sentiments, Bottle Cap Die, Calendar Background, Little Darlings Cutie Pies Me & My Teddy Bear; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos; Papers: Echo Park A Boys Life; Embellishments: Flat backed Gems

Createdy by Janiel Corley; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes, Little Darling Stamps World Civics 101; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, distressed inks around all paper edges; Papers: Graphic 45, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Bazzill cardstocks; Accessories: Pearls (Queen & Company) zipper pull tag (Tim Holtz) Braiding Cord (Elmer's) tulle, Paper flowers Ribbon from ,my stash; Tools: Ticket Die (Whimsy Stamps) sewing machine; Techniques: I have used the Ticket Die to make a beautiful decorative edge. I have cut many and then cut them in half and popped them just under the papers edge. Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Angela Wood Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamp Sentiments and Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments. Little Darlings Stamps Cutie Pie - What a Sweetheart; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Martha Stewart border punch for handle and then ribbon flower placed over the top of handle from Joanne Fabrics, Oval and Scalloped oval spellbinder die. Ribbon bow from Joanne Fabrics; Other: Basket from Target as well as the items in the basket

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Created by Ruby Montes; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps For the Women in Our Lives, Little Darlings What a Sweet Heart; Dies: Whimsy Shapeology Dies"Picket Fence"; Mediums: Copics on MIC Blending Card; Paper: Bazzil,Generations,"Simple Stories"; Embellishments: Flowers: Prima Paloma Collection,Wild Orchids, KAISERCRAFT, Ribbon Lace: Lost and Found 2 Blush,"Rosy"; Other: Ultra Fine Flower Soft,"Sage"

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Createdy by Ellie Stover; Stamps: Everyday Sayings Notables 4 (Whimsy Stamps), What a Sweetheart (Little Darlings); Coloring medium/ink: Copic Markers, Chocolate Chip; Papers: Lost & Found Madison Avenue (My Mind's Eye), Neenah white, rose red, chocolate chip; Embellishments: crumb cake seam binding, stickles glitter; Tools/Other: Vines Die Set (Whimsy Stamps), Nestabilities labels 8, sewing machine

Createdy by Janiel Corley; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes, Little Darlings Flowers for You; Coloring Mediums: Copic markers, distressed inks around all paper edges, Tattered Angel's glam on large rose; Papers: Kaiser Craft, Sweetwater, My Minds Eye, Bazzill cardstocks; Accessories: Pearls (Queen & Company), paper flowers (Kaiser Craft & Prima Inc.), doily, butterfly charm, leather trim with eyelets, feathers, glitter tape, tulle, twill ribbon (all from my stash); Tools: Fancy Ticket Die (Whimsy Stamps) sewing machine Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Created by Ann Vento; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Friendship Notables 2, Little Darling Stamps Spring is in the Air, Soooo Big and Fresh Picked Flowers; Coloring medium/Ink: Copics on Make it Colour blending card; Papers: Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Petite Paper Pack; Embellishments: jute loop trim; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Vines Dies Set, Spiral Notebook Border Die

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Who doesn't love those soft ,silky beautifully symmetrical flowers on their projects? If you have 5 extra minutes and want to save some pretty pennies, try this great tip for yourself! What you need: - circle die cuts - die-cutting machine - satin, tulle, and various other types of fabric - pearls - candle and match

Step 1: Once the circles are cut, I use open flame, but the heat tool works as well, do not leave the material directly under flame too long as the material will over brown. Practice and avoid burning

Step 2: This petal is sealed and automatically curled up from the flame


Step 3: I've cut from two shades of satin, one cotton and one from tulle for texture, the tulle and the lightest satin are from the same size die

Step 4: Layer your flowers as desired from large to small, some of the flowers can be 4 and 5 layers, others are with 3, this is your preference and each project can look entirely different with the various styles!

Step 5: I place the pearl brad from Wild Orcid Crafts in the center and wiggle it through the material and clasp in the back

Step 6: Here are some of the samples done within 5 minutes time, and the toastier one on the right is my favorite! It lookes like a perfectly aged blossom but the softer looking bloom is the one for this project!

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps/Dies: Angel Cody, Lavish Flourishes, Friendship Notables 2; Cloud Die, Notables 2 Die, Vines Die Set, Corners Die Set; Papers: French Poetry Print by Creative Imaginations DP, NB Standard circles and scalloped circles Scrap DP; Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Ribbon by Offray, Sandy Lyon, Sticker Design, Pearl brads by WOC, The Paper Studios Pearl Stickers, Star Dust Stickles

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by Lori Pachkowsky Tired of making plain old square cards? Well here is a tutorial from Staff Designer Lori which shows us how to make a fun criss cross card with pull out insert! Follow her step by step tutorial and go from plain to pizzazz!

Step 1: To form the criss cross part you will need one piece of 12x12 cardstock cut in half. A 5.75 x 5.75 inch piece of contrasting cardstock. Two pieces of designer paper 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Step 2: Score both pieces of 12 x 6� cardstock in the centre. Now take a ruler and place it over the card stock from the centre fold to one of the corners. Using and exacto knife cut along the ruler line.

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Step 3: Take your other piece of 12 x 6 cardstock and match the ruler the same as above and cut. Please not you want to cut this triangle section on the opposite side as above. See photo. So that once joined the two sections will overlap.

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Step 4: Glue one piece of cardstock on the other so it looks like this.

Step 5: Score the 5.75 x5.75 and two 5.5x5.5 inch squares

Step 6: Glue the designer paper to the cardstock. (Note: You will not need the remaining two designer paper triangles.) I wanted my papers to contrast. If you would like them to match then you only need use one piece of 5.5 x 5.5 inch designer paper cut diagonally.

Step 7: Glue these pieces to the matching sections of the card base. For the inside piece run a small strip of double stick tape across the bottom and secure. Do the same to the top triangle.

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Created by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Cinnamon Sugar; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers, Prisma Pencils for grass; Paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads; Embellishments: Brads, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, star dust stickles; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Die Set, Recollections leaf punch, circle and oval cutters. For the inside pullout part I used a Piece of 5.5 x 5.5 inch card stock. It is decorated with designer paper and a great Whimsy Sentiment from the Funny Friend Sayings digital sentiments set. I also cute two circles and folded them in half to make the tabs. You can design this part as you wish. Finish decorating the front with your image and embellishments. Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Tammy Louise has been hard at work crafting new templates and cut files for the Shape EZ by TLC collection at Whimsy. This month we released files perfect for your spring time projects. The lovely projects in this section have been created by Tammy Louise to showcase the new cut files – Wedding Dress, Butterfly Flip Card, Umbrella Card, and Cloud Flip Card!

by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Created by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps/Other: Tutu Sweet, Everyday Sayings Notables 4; Shape EZ Butterfly Flip Template; Papers: Bazzill stock; Tim Holts Shabby Chic DP; Coloring Medium: Copic Ink, Ranger Distress Ink, Gelly Roll Clear Star ink; Embellishments: Tulle from stash, Recollections gemstone stickers, Handmade flower, Kaiser Craft Rhinestone stickers; Tools: Notables 4 die © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamp/Other: April Sunshine, Ticket Notes; Shape EZ "Cloud Flip Card" template by TLC; Papers: Tim Holtz "Shabby Chic" DP, Bazzill Stock; Coloring Medium: Copic, Ranger Distress Ink, Momento; Embellishments: Say it in crystal by Prima, Recollections Gemstone Sticker , Martha Stewart Butterfly sticker Lace Butterfly, Wilton heart paper doily, Whimsy Ribbon "Pearl", Arnold Grammers Angel Wings, Kaiser Craft Paper Blooms, Prima Mini Rose, WOC dew Drop Brad, Robyns Nest Dew Drops Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps: Aged to Perfection Notables 3, For the Women in Our Lives; Shape EZ template: Umbrella Flip Card; Papers: My Minds Eye, Creative Papers Online Design Paper for flowers and leaves; Ink/Coloring Medium: Ranger Distress Inks, Studio G Pigment Ink; Tools: Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Embellishments: N3 Fancy Chipboard by Make It Crafty, Hand made Tipped Scallop Flower by TLC, Ranger Crackle Paint "Picket Fence,” The Paper Studio pearl stickers, Diamond Stickles, Offray Organza ribbon, Say It In Crystals by Prima Line pearls

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Created by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps/Other: Love Letter Seals, Lavish Flourishes, Shape EZ "Wedding Dress" template by TLC, Shape EZ "Swirl Flower" template by TLC; Papers: Color Bok stock paper, The Paper Studio DP - "Baby Blue Paisley:Glitter Stock, Creative Papers Online; Ink/Coloring Mediums: Memento black ink, Stampendous "Pearl Lusture Embossing Powder," Ranger Distress Ink; Tools: Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Creative Memories corner punch; Embellishments: Recollections gemstone stickers, Celebrate It Floral Pick (White), Modern Romance Floral Sprays, Recollections Floral Handmade Mulbury flowers

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For this issue, our team of designers have focused their beyond cards creations on making scrapping! We are showcasing some scrapbook pages as well as a special mini album. Each of these projects shows new and creative ways to use Whimsy images, sentiments, and dies!

by Marley van der Heijden Whimsy Stamps Dies: Pedestal Tag - Hearts; Papers: My Mind’s Eye; Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Embellishments: flowers, pearls, Glimmermist, Letter Stickers Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Patricia Garcia Stamps: Little Fairy Friend; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Papers: Maja Design; Embellishments: Epoxy Tag- Making Memories, Paper Doily- Cake Supply Store, Flowers, Bead Trim- The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Brads-Recollections, Flat pearls-Kaiser Kraft, Rub on Letters- Making Memories; Tools: Sewing Machine

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by Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Celebration Circle Pennants, Friendship Notables 2, Celebration Mini Tickets, Adventure Mini Postage Stamps, Thank You Tabs 1, The Good Life Tickets, Lavish Flourishes, I Heart You Tabs 2, Love Postage Stamps, Party Mini Letter Seals, Aged to Perfection Notables 3, Custom Rubber Stamp Frame 1; Papers: Echo Park-Life is Good; Dies: Vines Die Set, Circle Pennants, Notables 2, Mini Ticket, Mini Postage Stamp, Double Scallop Border, Tab 1, Ticket Die, Corner Die Set, Spiral Notebook Border, Vintage Lamp Post, Pedestal Tag - Hearts, Postage Stamp, Picket Fence, Notables 3; Tools: Martha Stewart Floral Band Edge punch, Cuttlebug (continued on next page) Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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by Marley van der Heijden (supplies continued) glue, papercutter, Martha Stewart Ribbon loop punch, Martha Stewart Grass Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts: Branch & Berries Nesting Flowers (CreatingMemoriesinTime.net), Chocolate Alphabet, Billboard Sign, Handprint Alphabet, Butterfly, Flourish Die, Vine, Garden Alphabet, Nesting Stars, Film Strip; Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Chipboard, Pearls, Rub Ons, Ribbon, Buttons, Rhinestone Corners, Thickers, Metal frame, Stickers, Paper clip, Rhinestone Swirls, Butterflies, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, leaves and other flowers


by Sylvia Blum With just a few simple supplies you can transform a piece of cardboard into a fabulous gift tag! Following Slyvia as she shows us how to make the beautiful gift tag for Mother’s Day! Supplies: - large manila luggage tag - scraps of patterned paper - ruler - paper piercer - paper cutter - white gel pen - white ink - white paint - pearls - embellishments

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Step 2: Use a paper piercer and a ruler to create a faux sewing border around the tag.

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Step 3: Using a white gel pen, draw the ‘faux sewing’ where you poked the ‘stitching holes’ before. Then distress the edges of the tag with some white ink and use some white paint and make some random white splatters on the tag

Step 4: Lightly draw a stylized butterfly ‘tail’ with a pencil onto the tag, then use your paper piercing tool to follow the lines. After you’ve pierced everything you can erase the pencil lines with an eraser

Step 5: Use some tiny white pearls to put them onto the ‘tail’ © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

Step 6: Die cut a tag using the ‘Double Scallop Tag’ die and stamp ‘with Love’ (from the ‘Filmstrip Sentiments’ set), distress it and adhere to the large tag

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Step 7: Add a butterfly (who’s tail you’ve already created in step 4) and some more embellishments and you are done with a neat tag that you can either give away for Mother’s Day or just to someone else who’s special to you!

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Our Digital Design Team have been busy creating these fantastic cards using images and sentiments from the wide variety of options found in our digital stamp collections. Each month the Whimsy Digital Arists release new images, sentiments, and papers – join us on the 1st of each month for these releases!

by Heidy Blom Stamp: Bunny Doll by Crissy’s Digis; Paper: Me to You "Spring chic;"Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Magnolia die, Fancy flourish die set, Sewing Machine; Embellishments: Handmade flowers, Ribbon, Pearl, Eggs from a local store © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Shannah Bartle; Stamp: Babe at the Beach by Crissy’s Digis, Background - "The Beach" from Make It Crafty; Papers: Cardstock - PTI, DP Echo Park 'Summer Days'; ColoringMedium: Copics; Tools/Other: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Latticed Rectangles, Labels 18, Mounting Foam; Embellishments: Kaisercraft Red Pearls, Crocheted Lace, Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Blossom

Createdy by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Bunny Doll by Crissy’s Digis; Papers: Isabelle by First Edition Papers; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (Bunny – E33, E31, E50; Tummy & Foot Pads – R81, RV10, RV000; Flower – C1, V000, V95; Heart – RV29,RV42); Tools: Memory Box Single Swirl; Embellishments: Stampin Up Blushing Diamonds Glitter, My Mind’sEye brads

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Createdy by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Meera by LiaStampz, Friendship Notables;2 Papers: Basic Grey’s Curio design; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (Hair – C7, C5, C3, C1; Skin – E11, E0, E00; Dress – E08, YR02, YR00, E87, YG63, YG 61; Bowl – E39, E37, E35; Fruit – R14, R02, R00); Embellishments: Glitz Giant Rhinestones and small black rhinestones from my stash; Tools: Notables 2 Die, Memory Box Twirled Heart

Createdy by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: One Cool Cat by Crissy’s Digis, Celebration Circle Pennants; Papers: Bo Bunny & My Mind’s Eye; Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (Fur – C7, C5, C3, C1; Umbrella – B97, B95, B93, BG00; Chair – E25, E23, E13, E11); Embellishments: Glossy Accents for the sunglasses lens & icecubes; Techniques: For the sky, I used Bev Rochester’s cloud template, and gently rubbed in distress ink. The sand was created by dabbing in Aleene’s Glitter Snow and when dry, I brushed in E15, E13&b YR31 with Copicmarkers; Tools: Circle Pennants Die, Nestabilities, corner punch, distressing tool

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by Evi De Herdt Stamps: Froggy by LiaStampz, Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiment and Treasured Moments Tickets, post stamp by Eline's Huis; Coloring medium/ink: Derwent Pencils; Papers: Echo Park [This & That] - brown and green cardstock; Embellishments: Glossy accents; Tools/Other: Shapeology Ticket die

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by Toby Keenan This is a very special tutorial brought to you by one of our kid crafters, Tobby Keenan! Toby is 8yrs old, the youngest of five boys. He loves colouring and making cards just like his mum, our digital DT member Wendy Keenan. He loves sitting in her craft room to craft the day away with Wendy. He is really good at colouring and has watched Wendy colour and he even try's to copy how she does shadowing. He is very artistic and a very sweet kind boy. We are very honored to have Toby share his talents in this issue!

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Created by Toby Keenan; Stamps: Hang in There; Papers: Limited Addictions up up and away, Brown Bazzil paper for matting; Coloring Medium: Promarkers; Embellishments: Ribbons, Flowers, Stickers; Tools: Leaf punch woodware

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These beautiful projects were created by some of our Whimsy customers. Thank you for taking the time to create and share with us!

by Corry Smyrski Stamps/Dies: Scarlett West, Adventure Mini Postage Stamps and Mini Postage Die; Paper: Tim Holtz; Coloring Medium: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and misc pinks; Copics - Brown clothes- E21 base, E13, E15, E17, E37; Pink clothes- R20 base, R81. R83. R85; Skin- E000, E00, E21, E11; Hair- E21 base, E25, E27, E57; Greys- C1, C3, C5, C7; Embellishments: Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons & The Ribbon Carousel, Steampunk Clockworks- from a Steampunk neclace I bought specifically to reproduce on a card, Studio G glitter glue; Tools: Magnolia tag die, Tim Holtz distressing tool for edges, Tim Holtz filmstrip Š 2012 Whimsy Stamps

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Createdy by Rea Custer; Stamps: Wee Suzi; Papers: Twitterpated Ivory and Pink, DP Stampin’ Up; Ink: Distress Inks Tools: Swirl Leaf Die; Embellishments: pearls, blue mesh are from stash, flowers, stickles

Createdy by Rea Custer; Stamps: Vintage Seed Packets; Papers: River RockStampin’ Up, stash; Ink: Distress Inks; Tools: Curling Rose Die-CC Designs; Embellishments: Burlap, shabby ribbon, button, pearls from stash, Stickles, brown twine-May Arts

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Sincere gratitude goes out to the following individuals and/or partners. Without you, this magazine would not be possible!

Please visit the blogs of the Whimsy Stamps Team Members for more inspiration every week! They are constantly creating new Whimsy creations for you to feast your eyes on. Make sure to follow them so that you don’t miss a thing! Owner Denise Lynn Rubber Artists Crissy Armstrong Elisabeth Bell KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Sylvia Zet Digital Artists LiaStampz LivvyBo Designs Michele Roos Moon Cookie Gallery Shape EZ by TLC StampArt Design by Kathryne Magazine Staff Designers Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Patricia Garcia Tammy Louise Cunliffe Sylvia Blum Marilyn Scheller Toni Poyser Graphics Designer Raindrop Echo Designs Coordinators & Senior Designers Simonne Clay (Rubber DT Coordinator) Crystal Irwin (Challenge Sponsorship Coordinator) Debbie Eastman (Digi Team DT Coordinator) Senior Rubber Designers Ann Vento Erin Bailey Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Patricia Garcia © 2012 Whimsy Stamps

Rubber Designers Ellie Stover Heidy Blom Niki Estes Sylvia Blum Stephanne Maraver Tammy Louise Cunliffe Digital Designers Alissa Wells Ani Ruseva Carly Wilson Charlene Brown Doreen OBrian Evi De Herdt Jackie Randolph Juelmarie Morgan Kim Bell Marilyn Scheller Sarah McLaughlin Shannah Bartle Suzanne McKenzie Tammy Ortiz Toni Poyser Wendy Keenan Special Guest Designers Beate Johns Bev Rochester Deb Routledge Dena Concienne Jacque Beddingfield Mariska van der Veer Michele Roos Guest Designers Alberto Gava Janna Sicard

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Editors: Denise Lynn Ann Vento Little Darlings DT: Angela Wood Janiel Corley Ruby Montes Sara Winter Whimsy DT Contributors: Heidy Blom Marilyn Scheller Shannah Bartle Evi De Herdt Deb Routledge Sarah McLaughlin Sylvia Blum Lori Pachkowsky Ellie Stover Patricia Garcia

Marley van der Heijden Debbie Eastman Iris Wiechmann Tammy Louise Culiffe Doreen O’Brian Wendy & Toby Keenan Ann Vento Customers: Corry Smyrski Rea Custer Retailers: Heather’s Hobbie Haven Herazz Scrapbooking Loves Rubber Stamps Stamp and Create

Copyright Information: 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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Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine Issue 8  

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