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Beyond Cards brings you ways to spice up your crafting by creating tags, bags, gift ideas, and scrapbook layouts!

Recently Released shows off some of the new release images, sentiments, and dies that you might have missed in the last few months. Get caught up with the latest Whimsy goodies.

Do you struggle with shaped cards and unique folds? We’ve got some great ideas to help inspire you!

Tips & Tutorials section brings you SIX new tutorials to enrich your crafting!

An exclusive interview with the wonderful Whimsy artist: Elisabeth Bell! Find out more about her passion for art.


Note: Table of Contents is for print publication. The online free issue does not include all features listed below.

Project Focus 4 Recently Released 8 Summertime Fun 14 One Stamp, Two Ways! 18 Christmas in July 21 Beyond Cards 28 Sentimental Stamping 34 Fun Folds & Shaped Cards 39 Shape EZ Templates 41 Digi Highlights

Tutorials 64 Number Shaped Card 67 Gift Card Holder 69 Using Make It Crafty Chipboard 74 Colored Flowers 76 Folded Flower Rosettes 80 Joy Fold Card Tidbits 2 Editors Notes 84 Credits, Whimsy Connection, Contact Info

In the Spotlight 47 Company Team-Up: MarkerPop! 52 Artist Interview: Elisabeth Bell 56 CASE Project: Crissy 58 Guest Designer: Lena Katrine 61 Customer Creations Hello Friends, We are very excited to share with you Issue 9 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. This issue is crammed full with gorgeous new card ideas, informative tutorials and tips to expand your crafting abilities, and ideas for creating scrapbook layouts, mini albums, bag, tags, and much more! We do have a few publication changes we want to inform our readers about. In the past, all Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine issues have been available to read online free of charge. These free issues will continue, however the online publications will be released as a slimmed down version of our new print publication. We have received an increased demand for a print version of our issues and so we have decided that moving forward, all new publications will be available in full color print through our shop. Online readers can continue to find our e-magazine online through our host site Issuu – http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs We thank you for your continued support and hope you are inspired by the projects you see and the creative and fun ways to use our Whimsy Stamps products. I would also like to extend a huge thanks to Janna Sicard. Janna is our new Supplies Content Editor and she worked tirelessly to compile the supplies lists and edits for this issue. Thanks Janna! Until next time, happy crafting from your friends at Whimsy Stamps!

- Denise Hello crafty comrades! First and foremost, my sincere thanks and gratitude goes out to you, the Whimsy fans, for supporting our publications. Our first print edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine (Tips & Tutorials, Volume I) was a huge hit and we are reeling at the amount of compliments and support that you have all given us. Second, I would like to thank our new addition to the editor’s team: Janna Sicard! She has been invaluable in these publications and without her, we would always be late :) Third, we would not be able to have these publications without the creative souls and endless dedication of the best design team in the stamping world: the Whimsy Stamps Design Team and Magazine Staff Designers! The editors and customers thank you for the inspiration you give us in every publication through each fantastic creation. And now that all the thank you’s are out of the way, I just wanted to take a quick few minutes to mention how much I thoroughly enjoyed working on this issue. These pages are filled with wonderful new creations and information tutorials that we’re sure you’ll go back to over and over again. I always look forward to seeing the creativity in the Beyond Cards, Sentimental Stamping, and Tutorials sections and the design team has again delivered! We hope that you enjoy this publication, and as always, we are forever grateful for your support! Until next time!

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● Recently Released ● Summertime Fun ● One Stamp, Two Ways! ● Christmas in July ● Beyond Cards ● Sentimental Stamping ● Fun Folds and Shaped Cards ● Shape EZ by TLC projects ● Digi Highlights

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Whimsy Stamps has released a variety of new stamps and dies over the last few months. In case you may have missed them, our designers have created beautiful cards highlighting these new additions! You can find these and all of your Whimsy favorites in the Whimsy Stamps Shop now.

{hopeful} Card created by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Hopeful, Whimsy Stamps Vintage Birthday Tabs; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic Markers; Papers: K & Company; Embellishments: butterflies, paper flowers, ribbon, brads, lace; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Tab 1 Die, Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Doily Die, Spellbinders Grand Labels, Martha Stewart Lace Punch, Tim Holtz Distress Tool

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Project Focus: Recently Released

{best of friends} Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Best of Friends Boy; Coloring Medium/ Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Walnut Strain Distress ink for sponged edges; Papers: Close to My Heart, Basic Grey; Embellishments: Ribbon, Jute, Button Twine, pearls, sentiment sticker; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine for paper piercing

{love trip} Card by Heidy Blom; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Love Trip, Whimsy Stamps Always and Forever; Papers: Glitz Paper Pack Pretty in Pink; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Corner Dies, Magnolia die, sewing machine; Embellishments: half pearls, handmade flowers, ribbon Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Summertime Fun

It’s summertime! Whimsy has a large selection of summer themed rubber and digital stamps, sentiment sets, and dies to fit all of our summer crafting project needs. Whether you need a quick and easy or more elaborate card, our designers have created beautiful samples to spark some summertime fun!

{soccer star} Card by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Soccer, Whimsy Stamps Sports Fan; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers are unknown, Card Stock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Mesh Trim from The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Twine from PTI; Tools: Sewing Machine, Grass Punch by Martha Stewart, Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Summertime Fun

{fun times} Card by Sylvia Blum; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps To The Beach; Coloring Medium/Ink: Tombow Markers / Versafine black ink, Sakura white gel pen; Papers: Fancy Pants patterned papers, Bazzill blue and white cardstock; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Beach Bum Dies Set; Embellishments: The Twinery pink bakers twine; Kaisercraft white pearl, Ranger Stickles Stardust

{sunshine} Card by Sylvia Blum; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps To The Beach; Coloring Medium/Ink: Versafine black ink Sakura white gel pen; Papers: My Mind’s Eye patterned papers, Bazzill kraft and white card stock; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Beach Bum Die Set, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Embellishments: Marianne Designs blue twine; Kaisercraft white rhinestone, Ranger Stickles Stardust Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Summertime Fun

{dragon friend} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Dragon’s Little Friend, Whimsy Stamps Summer Letter Seals, Whimsy Stamps Take Flight (inside); Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and Touch Twin Brush Markers; Paper: Basic Grey; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Picket Fence die, Whimsy Stamps Corner Dies Set, Whimsy Stamps Kites Dies set (inside) ; Embellishments: paper flowers, ribbon, Stickles, button, rhinestones, pearls, bakers twine © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Summertime Fun

{special day} Card by Kelly Mannix; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lexi's Beach Ball, Whimsy Stamps Celebration Circle Pennants; Papers: Patterned papers by Jillibean Soup and plain cardstock by American Crafts; Coloring Medium/Ink: Digi image colored with Copics. Sentiments stamped with Memento Ink in 'Tuxedo Black'; Tools/other: Whimsy Stamps Circle Pennant Die Set, Whimsy Stamps Corner Die Set, Spellbinders 'classic circles' and 'lacey circles', Martha Stewart butterfly punch and bow punch, Carl small butterfly punch; Embellishments: flowers, ribbon and crystals

{summer whimsy} Card by Sarah McLaughlin; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Just Beachy, Whimsy Stamps Summertime Sentiments; Paper: Happy Days by Papermania and Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Promarkers & Flexmarkers and brown chalk inkpad for distressing; Embellishments: flowers from eBay, pearls from The Glitterpot, lace from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, doily by Wilton from Joanna Sheen; Tools: Quickutz corner die, X-Cut guillotine

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One Stamp...

It’s a double take! Our designers show you the various ways one stamp can work for a number of different project needs. It’s one stamp, two ways!

Card by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sunflower Buggies, Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers by My Minds Eye, Card Stock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Mesh Trim, Shabby Ribbon from The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Butterfly, Charm from my stash; Tools: Leaf Punch by Martha Stewart, Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die, Cuttlebug © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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...two ways!

Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sunflower Buggies, Whimsy Stamps Definitions Notables 4; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copic Markers, Wild Honey Distress Ink for sponged edges; Papers: Basic Grey; Embellishments: flowers, yellow rhinestones, green grosgrain ribbon; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Notables 4 Die

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The holidays are just around the corner and here at Whimsy Stamps we have lots of wonderful stamps, sentiments, and dies for creating beautiful one of a kind Christmas creations. The stamps used in these projects are some of our oldies but goodies.

{let it snow} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Let it Snow, Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals and Whimsy Stamps freebie sentiment; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Touch Twin Brush Markers and Copics; Papers: Bo Bunny; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Layered Snowflake Dies, Spellbinders snowflake and ribbon banner die; Embellishments: paper flowers, lace, gauze, Stickles, glass glitter, button, rhinestones, pearl, large snowflake ornament, Gesso and Snow Tex. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Christmas in July

{joy & peace} Bag by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Season’s Greetings Sentiments; Papers: Imaginisce Polar Expressions; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Shape EZ Poinsettia and Roll Bag templates; Embellishments: Pearl brad from the stash; the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon Techniques: Since I don’t have a cutting machine, I simply printed the template on the wrong side of the paper, cut it out, scored the fold lines, and ran a couple strips of glue and the bag are nearly finished. I cut two holes front and back, pulled the ribbon through and tied the bow. For the poinsettia (because I didn’t want to run glitter paper through the printer,) I printed it on plain white paper and attached it to the glitter paper with a dab of adhesive and cut around the edges. Then some silver stickles and a pearl brad were added to complete the flower. The sentiment is printed and the matting is cut using a small rectangle Nestabilities and adding silver Stickles around the border.

{winter ride} Card by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sleigh Ride; Ink: Memento Cocoa; Papers: Design papers by Sei, Card Stock from PTI; Embellishments: Gold Cord from The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, RhineStones are Kaiser Kraft, Embossing Powder fromStampendous; Tools: Heat Gun, Cuttle Bug, Nestabilities Dies

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Project Focus: Christmas in July

{jingle bells} Card by Janna Sicard; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Jingle Bell Ride, Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento, Copics; Papers: Stampin’ Up!, My Minds Eye; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Winter’s Jewel 1 Die, Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Square, corner punch, branch punch, oval punch; Embellishments: Prima flowers, Glimmer Mist, Stampin’ Up! Ultra Fine glitter, Crystal Accents, Fun Flock, ribbon, half pearls and jeweled brad from stash

{santa baby}

Card by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mistletoe, Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Postage Stamps; Ink: Stazon Black; Coloring: Distress Re Inkers; Papers: Bo Bunny; Embellishments: Flowers, Flower Stamens, Shabby Ribbon from The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Paper Doily, Eyelets from American Crafts; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamp Die, Score Pal, Sewing Machine, Crop A Dile © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Our designers have been thinking outside the box to bring you ways to use your Whimsy products on creations other than cards. We have some tags and bags which can be used as decorative gift ideas. And scrapbook layouts and mini albums to remember those cherished moments. Take a look at the lovely ideas our designers hope to inspire you to try!

Delectable Delights

Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: From the Kitchen Notables 5; Coloring Medium/Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Copic Markers for colouring in strawberries; Embellishments: cellophane, plaid fabric, ribbon, twine; Tools/Other: Whimsy Stamps Notables 5 Die Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{tags, tags, tags!}

Project Focus: Beyond Cards

(top) Tag by Deb Routledge; Stamps: A Touch of Sweetness Notables, From the Kitchen Notables 5; Coloring Medium/Ink: Prismacolor pencils, Memento ink; Papers: ImaginisceBerrylicious; Tools/Other: Notables 5 die, Mason Jar die, paper piercer, Crop-aDile, small flower punch; Embellishments: Heart doily, Prima flowers and leaf, twine, ribbon, button

(top) Tag by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Soccer, Film Strip Sentiment; Papers: DCWV The Green Stack; Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Stars, ribbon, button, twine, gems; Tools: Corner punch, star punch.

(left) Tag by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Sweetness Notables set; Papers: Robin’s Nest; Embellishments: flowers, Tim Holtz, flourish, Martha Stewart butterfly, Pearls, Ribbon, Stickles, Glossy Accents.

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Scrap Layout created by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: A Touch of Elegant Furniture; Papers: Robin’s Nest; Embellishments: flowers, Border Punch Martha Stewart, Swirl stamps, My Boy Stamp, pearls, doily, butterfly Cheery Lynn, Stickles © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Beyond Cards

{lovely}

Mini Album created by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Music Notes, Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes; Inks: Distressed Inks; Embellishments: flowers, lace, beads, pearls, Stickles, Make it Crafty chipboard ‘Flower Leaf Swirls’ and ‘Ornate Corners,’ feather, postage stamps, pearls, doily, Tim Holtz gears, sticker “Love Makes the World Go Round,” Stickles, sticker “Born To Be Wild,” rub-ons, Glimmer Mist; Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly, EK success border punch

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Project Focus: Beyond Cards

{shadow box}

Shadow Box Wall DĂŠcor created by Marley van der Heijden; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Treasured Moments Tickets; Papers: Prima Marketing Nature Garden; Embellishments: flowers, various trinkets to fit style of shadow box, pins, butterflies, pearls, gems, stickers; Add photos to finish.

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{thinking of you}

Designed to delight! These beautiful creations demonstrate how sentiments can be used as the focal point to create stunning cards!

Card by Sylvia Blum; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Elegant Furniture; Coloring Medium/Ink: Versafine black ink, Ranger Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen; Papers: Prima Marketing patterned papers, American Crafts black cardstock; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Vintage chair die, Whimsy Stamps Notables 1 die, Spellbinders, sewing machine; Embellishments: lace from stash, Kaisercraft white rhinestone Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Sentimental Stamping

{merci} Card by Sylvia Blum; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Parisian Romance; Coloring Medium/Ink: Versafine black ink, Ranger Distress ink, Sakura black gel pen; Papers: Authentique patterned papers, American Crafts black cardstock; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Notables 1 die and Notables 1 die, Spellbinders; Embellishments: Prima Marketing rhinestone embellishment

{all things happy} Card by Ann Vento; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Birthday Letter Seals; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Fun Day; Embellishments: doily; Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Inkssentials ink blending tool

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Project Focus: Sentimental Stamping

{light up my day} Card by Denise Lynn; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Touch of Sweetness Notables Set; Papers: My Minds Eye, Kraft and Vanilla Card Stock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Brown Ink from Stampin’ Up!; Embellishments: Ribbon, Crystal Effects to shine the jar; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Mason Jar Die, Whimsy Stamps Notables 4 Die, Big Shot Machine, Sewing Machine

{take flight} Card by Sylvia Blum; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Take Flight; Coloring Medium/Ink: Colorbox Charcoal ink, Sakura white gel pen; Papers: My Mind’s Eye patterned papers, American Crafts black cardstock; Embellishments: The Twinery bakers twine; Kaisercraft white rhinestone, Ranger Stickles Stardust © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Sentimental Stamping

{special day} (left) Creations by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Always and Forever; Inks/Coloring Medium: Recollections Ultra Fine White embossing powder; Papers: Studio G card and envelope set, Craft n Crafting Basic Glitter paper; Tools: Spellbinder labels 18, Whimsy Stamps Corner dies and Dainty Notables die; Embellishments: Offray ribbon and lace from stash; (middle) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Always and Forever; Inks/Coloring Medium: Versafine Onyx black; Papers: Studio G card and envelope set; Tools: Nestabilities standard circle, Whimsy Stamps Wedding Dress Die, Creative Memories corner punch; Embellishments: Hobby Lobby Wedding Charm, Ribbon is American Crafts and Offray; (right) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Always and Forever; Inks/Coloring Medium: Pigma Archival Ink Micron 01, Copics, Royal Coat dimensional magic, Ranger Distress Ink; Papers: Studio G card and envelope set, Anna Griffin Sheer deco sheet, Silver metallic

{anniversary} (Lower Right) Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ways of Love Sentiments; Papers: American Crafts White Card Stock, Silver Card Stock, Anna Griffin Designer paper; Tools/Other: Spellbinders Grand Nestablities; Embellishments: Prima Flowers, rhinestone brads, butterfly and rubber heart and swirl from Walmart wedding section, lace, Liquid Pearls

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Fun Shaped Folds Cards Are you a card maker at heart, but get tired of the plain old square cards? Well, we have a treat for you! Read on as our designers show you how fun and fancy folds and various shaped cards can spice up your creations and a little jazz to your cards!

{piggy bath} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Piggy Bath, Whimsy Stamps Friendship Notables 2; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copics, Ranger Distress Inks; Papers: Scrap DP and Craft n Craftin basic glitter paper; Tools: Creative Memories corner punch, Martha Stewart Cherish punch, Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Doily die, Martha Stewart Leaf punch, McGill leaf punch, Marianne Design leaf die cut; Embellishments: Jolee's Boutique Dimensioned stickers "Dragon Flies" by EKSuccess, Ribbon is Celebrate it Basics, Daisy from Hobby Lobby, WOC two tone flowers, Wilton 4: doily

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Project Focus: Fancy Folds and Shaped Cards

{sweet tweeter} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Li’l Sweet Tweeter, Whimsy Stamps Summer Letter Seals ;Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Paper: Beautiful Moments; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Vines die set, Tim Holtz bird cage die; Embellishments: paper flowers, lace, ribbon, Stickles, pearl brad, glitter brad, pearl

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Project Focus: Fancy Folds and Shaped Cards

Star card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Jasmine, Whimsy Stamps The Fun Life Tickets; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Touch Twin Markers; Paper: Basic Grey; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Shape EZ File: Star Spangled Card, Spellbinders Oval Nesties; Embellishments: paper flowers and leaves, ribbon, Stickles, rhinestones,star charm

{super star}

{life’s beachy} Circle card by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Marie, Whimsy Stamps Summertime Sentiments; Papers: Prima; Coloring Medium/Inks: Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Ink tumbled Glass; Embellishments: Prima wood button, Bo Bunny brads; Techniques: For the sky, I used Bev Rochester’s cloud template and gently rubbed in Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Our Shape EZ templates allow users to create different 3D style projects from cards to bags to tags! Use these templates with your computerized cutting machine or print them and cut by hand. Shape EZ templates can be resized to fit your project needs. See how Tammy Louise has added pizazz to her creations with the use of these fun templates.

{gift for you}

Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Definitions Notables 4; Coloring Medium/Ink: Ranger Distress Inks, Memento; Papers: Bazzill; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Shape EZ Designer V Purse, Hip Flower, and Heart Flower, Whimsy Stamps Bottle Cap Die, star punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder “Spots & Dots”; Embellishments: Shape EZ Hip Flower, The Paper Studios Pearl stickers, Stickles, Ribbon Boutique ribbon, purse charm, Recollections pearl brad, Michaels Wine charm (altered), Pearl slide, American Crafts medium eyelets

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Project Focus: Shape EZ

{friends} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Spring Letter Seals, Whimsy Stamps Shape EZ "Tea Cup" Template by TLC, Shape EZ “Pedestal Tag” by TLC; Papers: Bazzill Basic Avalanche, Color Box DP Natures Garden and Blue Blossoms, Magenta Morning blue DP; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Stazon Saddle Brown; Embellishments: Wilton Doilies 4", Floral Pick Celebrate It, beaded ribbon and flower ribbon from stash, Filigree Antique WOC butterfly Gold, Recollections gem stone stickers, handmade lollipop flower, Spare Parts The Paper Studios gemstone flower, Diamond Dust by Flora craft

{for you} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Bart’s BBQ, Whimsy Stamps sentiment from Everyday Sayings Notables 4, Whimsy Stamps Shape EZ template "Dad's Tie Card" by TLC; Papers: News print Tissue Paper from Restaurant, Bazzill Stock, Color Box Pearlescent Paper "Earth Tones"; Coloring Mediums: Copics, Signo white pen, Clear Star Gelly Roll; Embellishments: Buttercream twinery, Plaid Royal Coad Dimensional Liquid, Tool Charm and Clasp from "Findings." © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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For those who love the art of digital stamping, Whimsy has a large selection of digital images, sentiments, templates, and papers. Our digital design team members have created projects with a focus on this fun stamping trend.

{hugs to you} Card created by Wendy Keenan; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Raggedy Girl Swing, Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments; Papers: Whimsy Stamps Peony garden; Whimsy Stamps Dies: Vines Die, Banner Pennant Die, Ticket Die, Corners Die; Coloring Medium: Copics, Distress Inks for edging; Embellishments: Lace, Bakers Twine, Decorative Pin, Gems, Liquid Pearls, Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Dies, Ribbons

{birdie friend} Card by Nicole Gent; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Birdie Friend; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copics, Tim Holtz; Papers: Stampin’ Up!; Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Tim Holtz Flourishes Die, Fence Die and Flourishes & Swirls embossing folder; Embellishments: flowers from stash, white crackle paint Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project Focus: Digi Highlights

{freedom}

Card by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Strength & Courage, Raindrop Echo Designs free sentiment; Papers: My Mind’s Eye, Kraft cardstock; Coloring Medium: Copics: beak – Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; eye - Y19, Y11; feathers – E29, E27, E25, E49; Embellishments: Basic Grey brads; Tools: Quickutz dies for the circles

{goldie}

Card by Marilyn Scheller; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Gertie Fish, Whimsy Stamps Garden Bun Fairy Sentiments set; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Penny Lane; Coloring Medium/Inks: Copics: fish – YR20, YR61, YR04, YR07, YR15; eyes – BG15, BG00; Embellishments: Dew Drop crystals;

{sea friends}

Cards by Shannah Bartle; Stamps: Clicky Crab, Fancy Fish, Jolly Jellyfish, Silly Seahorse, Sparkly Seashell; Paper: DP - "Kona Coast" Digital Paper from Sweet Shoppe Designs Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Sea element from Echo Park 'Sunshine' Paper; Tools: Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles, Mounting Foam

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Project Focus: Digi Highlights

{summer fun} Card by Michelle Oatman; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lexi's Beach Ball; Whimsy Stamps Summertime Sentiments; Papers: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Copics - BG0000, BG10, G12, G40, E0000, E000, E00, E02, E53, E55, E57, N2, R12, R20, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y23, YR61 and 0- Blender; Tools: Sewing Machine, Whimsy Stamps Double Scallop Border Die, Whimsy Stamps Corner Die Set; Embellishments: Viva Decor Pearl Pen – Salmon, Ranger Stickles –Diamond, Ribbon, Pop Dots

{star dreamer} Card by Charlene Brown; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Leah Catch a Star; Color Medium: Copic Markers- Y13, 17, 11, E23, 33, YR20, N4,N6,N3,N2, RV 02, 04,06,09,17, E50,21; Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Best Creations patterned paper; Embellishments: Prima Marketing flower, ribbon, Martha Stewart leaf punches, Ranger StarDust Stickles

{all smiles} Card by Michelle Oatman; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Raggedy Girl Swing and Whimsy Stamps Bundle of Joy Sentiments; Papers: Tilda, KitchenGarten Paper Pad, Bazzill Snow White; Coloring Medium/Inks: Copics - B000, B00, BG10, E000, E13, E15, E33, E31,G24, G40, G94, R20, R81, R83, R85, RV02, RV04, RV32, RV34, RV34, RV42, YG03 and Blender; Embellishments: Viva Decor Paper Pen - Rose, Pink and White Gingham Ribbon; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Corner Dies, Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Lace punch, Spellbinders Skinny Ovals, sewing machine © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Company Team-up with MarkerPop! Artist Interview with Elisabeth Bell CASE Crissy Guest Designer Lena Katrine Customer Creations

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In this issue, Whimsy Stamps teams up with Marker POP, an online shop specializing in many different brands of coloring mediums. You’ll find Copics to Distressed Inks in their inventory. Marker POP also stocks a variety of scrapbook papers, Washi Tapes, embellishments, and stamps. Our teams joined forces to create these gorgeous cards using Whimsy Stamps images, sentiments, and dies along side Marker POP marker and Washi Tape products.

{moments of magic} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Summer Garden & Sentiments , Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Elegant Furniture; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pencils for the outline; Paper: Authentique , Bazzill dark brown; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Vines die, Marianne Design flower die; Embellishments: Stickles, mesh ribbon, ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, Washi tape for die cuts and rolled flowers made out of Washi tape Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Company Team-Up with MarkerPop

{sweet cookies} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps For the Kitchen Notables 5 Set & Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Sweetness Notables Set; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Cocoa; Paper: background paper made using Washi tape, Gina K Pure Luxury; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Mason Jar die, EK Success corner rounder punch; Embellishments: glitter pen, ribbon, rhinestones, cherry blossom and bakers twine

{just a note} Card by Kelli Cortes; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lovin' Turtle, Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Postage; Papers: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Echo Park Note to Self, Echo Park Hello Summer, Echo Park So Happy Together; Ink/Coloring Medium: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers; Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Linen Thread, school bus charm, Ranger Glossy Accents; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Spiral Notebook Border Die

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In the Spotlight: Company Team-Up with MarkerPop

{laundry} Card by Samantha Peyton; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lemon Pepper's Laundry Day; Papers: Echo Park So Happy Together Collection Kit, Stampin' Up! Summer Sun, Poppy Parade, & Pool Party Card Stocks , X-Press IT Blending Card Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics* (E000, E00, E02, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, E79, W09, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG53, BG57, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG93, YG97, R12, R14, R17, R81, R83, R85), Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Adhesive Pearls, Stampin' Up! Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Tsukineko Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz; Tools: Copic Airbrush System*, (ABS3), Cricut Expression, Cricut Elegant Cake Art Cartridge

{wonder} Card by Tracy Valure; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ginger Meadows; Papers: Bazzill Cardstock and Crate Paper Farmhouse; Coloring Medium/Ink: Memento Ink , Copic Markers; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, seam binding, Viva Crafts Pearl Pen; Tools: Martha Stewart border punch and leaf

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{love}

Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Love Trip, Whimsy Stamps Everyday Sayings Notables 4; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copics are BV20,23,25, BV000,00,02, R20,30,YG0000,03,95, E51,53,55,57,27, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Papers: Bazzill Stock, Design Paper is DCWV; Embellishments: Recollections floral embellishments, The Paper Studio pearls altered w/Copics, Prism thread Navy, Metallic White pearl stand by Hobby Lobby

{hope} Card by Erin Bailey; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Dandelion Girl, Whimsy Stamps Sympathy Notables 3; Ink/Coloring Mediums: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper: My Mind's Eye, Vanity Fair; Stampin’ Up!, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade; Neenah Solar White; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Notables 3 die; Embellishments: Stampin’Up! Lucky Limeade bakers twine, hemp twine, vintage trinkets, Stickles, Wild Orchid flowers © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Company Team-Up with MarkerPop

{good times} Card by Melissa Andrews; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fluffy Hanging in There, Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals; Papers: Copic X-Press It Blending Paper, Echo Park: Country Drive, Bazzill Cardstocks; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (on chipboard)/Copics and Sakura White Gelly Roll; Embellishments: Whimsy Moon and Star Charms, Make It Crafty Ornate Corners 2, Flowers (Wild Orchard), Mar aschino Cherry Twine; Tools: Recollections Circle Punch (1.5"); Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles, ATG adhesive

{zoom!} Card by Simonne Clay; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Spy Chick; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers: Skin E11 E02 E00 E000 R20; Eyes B05 B02; Hair E55 E53 E51; Reds R59 R29 R27 R24 R22; Greys 100 C7 C5 C3 C1; Headlight Y02; Colorless Blender; Paper: Echo Park 12x12 Ladybug Small Dot (DSHF6005); Echo Park 12x12 Checkerboard (HD19010); Card: Bazzill 12x12 Raven; Embellishments: May Arts 3/4” Striped Twill Ribbon, Silver Brads, Staples. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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We are very excited to introduce you to our newest rubber stamp artist, Elisabeth Bell! Elisabeth lent her talents in the design our of beautiful company logo and now we have her gorgeous Little Cottage Cuties Collection at Whimsy. It’s been a true joy to work with Elisabeth and an honor to share her designs at Whimsy Stamps.

Tell us a little about yourself - anything you'd like to share about you personally. "By small and simple means are great things brought to pass," is one of my favorite quotes. I am the eldest in my family, and the eldest grandchild on my Mother's side. I love dark chocolate. My most favorite sound in the world is hearing my children laugh. My other most favorite is hearing my husband sing to me. My second most favorite sound is listening to the birds sing in the morning. My first kiss was when I was 18 years old (and I hated it lol!). My husband and I met on a humanitarian mission in Utah. He wrote to me one month after he got home, and we continued to write to each other, and naturally, we fell in love. 9 months later, I finally went home to Australia. I got a letter from him in the mail where he had written he loved me for the first time. We rang up huge phone bills talking every day on the phone. We sent at least a bajillion emails to each other. The sound of dial up internet holds a special place in my heart. 7.5 months later, I flew to Arizona and he proposed to me in front of Taco Bell. I said, YES! He was my second kiss. And I LOVED it. Simple can be super powerful. ;) Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Artist Interview with Elisabeth Bell How did you start your art career? Did you always want to be an artist? Oh, ALWAYS. I think I was BORN with a pencil and sketch book in my hand! When I was little, I loved to read Disney Golden Books. Have you read the classic, The Big Golden Book of Cinderella, that was published in the 1950s? It was my absolute favorite. I would sit for what seemed like hours drawing her pretty dresses. My Dad believed in my talent, and when I was 16 years old, every day after school he took me to extra-curricular art classes to further my creative finesse. After I graduated from high school, I applied for the Bachelor of Visual Arts in Animation degree course at the Queensland College of Art, in Brisbane, Australia, the only degree course in Animation offered in the entire Southern Hemisphere. There were hundreds of entrants each year, and no more than 25 were chosen. When I read my name in the newspaper on the day the successful entrants were announced, it was the beginning of something big for me. But I believe my art career started a long time before I scribbled my first drawing in my wee years of kinder-hood. I truly feel that being an artist is my personal calling, among other things such as Motherhood. So have I always wanted to be an artist? The answer to that is simple: Yes. It is an answer that will forever be profound to me, as it is the basis of Who I am. I will always be thankful to my Dad for his eternal belief in me. How did you become a rubber stamp artist? What do you love most about illustrating rubber stamps? In 2008, I was contacted by a rubber stamp company from the UK. They had seen my portfolio online, and they liked my earlier images. Little did I know at the time how this contact would effect my creative career. These past few years have been an inspiring journey, filled with adventure and lots, and lots of positive learning. When Denise, my lovely friend and owner of Whimsy Stamps, and I began our communications in 2011 to begin working together, it was a HUGE honor to get to know her, and to begin yet another incredible journey with this prominent and growing rubber stamp company that we all know and love. Doing what I do is the type of life many artists dream of, and I have the exceptional blessing of living it. Granted, it's not always easy, especially with young children and juggling school, housework, errands and a home to run and keep "glued" together. My secret weapon is my dearest husband. Not only is he handsome and good at just about everything, he is downright AWEsome! He is my Right Hand Man, and Partner in Everything. It is because of him that I am able to do what I do and find joy in each of my callings. Among the many things that I love about illustrating rubber stamp designs is the freedom - the freedom to express myself as a Creative in designing images that help to bring joy to others, and the freedom to run my business from my own home around my family. The ability to meet and to work with countless amazing people over the past number of years in this industry is a fantastic privilege that I continue to experience each week. Being able to do what I love from the comfort of my own home around my family, being able to set my own schedule so that I still have time for those who I hold dear, is a profound blessing that I do not take lightly. Having the ability to help make a living through my art to bless my loved ones is something I hold sacred. To be an artist in this technological day and era is a massive blessing, and I owe it to the people I work with, my loved ones, including those who love my work, who make all this possible. What is your absolute favorite of the Whimsy Stamps that you've illustrated? Oh man, I love them all! To choose an absolute favorite is - tough! I'd venture to say, Ginger Meadows, and April Sunshine. Wait. And Li’l Sweet Tweeter. AND Li’l Montana. ACK! I'm at an impasse LOL. What inspires you? Definitely my kidlets! Gardens brimming with flowers. Sunshine. All things Shabby Country. Dark chocolate. I love to draw and edit with inspirational music blasting from my iMac whenever I'm in my art studio. My fave type of music to listen to while drawing and editing are movie soundtracks. I remember listening to E. S. Posthumus and the Tron soundtrack EVERY day for at least one month straight! If you weren't an artist, what do you think you would like to do for a career? Humm. I don't know if I'd have a career that wasn't anything creatively related. If I wasn't an Illustrator, I'd probably (most definitely) be an Animator. Or certainly an Interior Designer. I don't think I'd make a very good Lawyer lol! What is the one tool/supply you can't live without? Just like trying to decide which is my fave design I've illustrated for Whimsy, there are a few supplies I simply can't live without. These are my top 3: Adobe Photoshop, my scanner and Wacom tablet. They all go hand-in-hand. Soon, my can't-dowithout tool will include the Cintiq 21UX. It's a sweet technological tool that simplifies and enhances one's ability to create art. Oh, sweet simplicity. Now THAT is the stuff creative dreams are made of! ;) © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Artist Interview with Elisabeth Bell

{dainty lady}

{canvas portraits}

Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Li’l Montana, Whimsy Stamps Fanciful Birthday Notables 1; ColoringMedium/Ink: Copic Markers, Juniper Ink CTMH; Papers: Basic Grey Sweet Threads; Embellishments: paper flowers, lace, ribbon, button, twine; Tools/Other: Brown marker, Whimsy Stamps Notables Die 1, Whimsy Stamps Vines Dies, Fiskars Leaf Punch, Spellbinders Grand Labels, Corner Punch, Oval Punch

Creations by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Li’l Montana and Rose Sunset; Coloring Medium/Inks: Crylon Clear acrylic coat, Copics, Ranger Distress Ink; Tools/Other: Canvas and easel wood set; Embellishments: Offray ribbon and roses, WOC flowers, Melissa Frances flowers; Techniques: Try something other than paper with these 2.5" pre-stretched canvases that come with wooden easels. The skin tones are Copic and then I've water painted with Ranger Distress ink and sealed with Clear acrylic spray. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Crissy Armstrong has been an artist with Whimsy for the last 3 years. Her characters are a joy to color and bring a smile to our faces. In addition to illustrating absolutely adorable rubber and digital stamps, Crissy is also a talented card maker as well. In this Copy Share And Selectively Edit feature our DT gals have shared their takes on some of Crissy’s fabulous work.

{flying by}

Crissy’s card

Card by Patricia Garcia; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wee Snippet’s Bubbles, Whimsy Stamps Take Flight; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring: Copic Markers; Papers: Design Papers by Basic Grey, card Stock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Fancy Trim, Flowers, Flower Stamens from The Little Boutique Etsy Shop, Glitter from Ranger, Rhine Stones are Heidy Swapp; Tools: Sewing Machine © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{crabby}

In the Spotlight: CASE Crissy

{friend}

Crissy’s card

(top) Card by Iris Wiechmann; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Crabby Cranston; Ink/Coloring Medium: print out, Copics; Papers: Bazzill light blue (inside); Embellishments: Stickles, paper flower and glitter brad (bottom) Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Everything’s Just Ducky, Whimsy Stamps Touch of Elegance; Coloring Medium/Ink: Colorbox Chalk fluid, Copics; Papers: Stampin’ Up; Tools: Creative memories corner punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Edge “Just My Type”; Embellishments: Tulip Beads in a Bottle, Stickles glitter © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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We welcome Lena Katrine as our special guest for this issue. Lena has crafted a beautiful selection of card designs using some of her favorite Whimsy stamps and dies. It’s been a pleasure to work with Lena and we are very thankful to have the opportunity to share her artwork with you!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Suzi With Bunny, Whimsy Stamps Vintage Birthday Tabs 1, Whimsy Stamps digital sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs; Papers: Maja design Vintage Summer Basics (DP's), Bazzill mushroom & white cardstock, copy paper 280g; Coloring Medium/Ink: Promarkers & Prismacolor Premier Pencils, Adirondack Mushroom, Distress Ink Pumice Stone & Faded Jeans; Tools: Tab 1 Die, Spellbinders Nesting Petite & Petite Scalloped Ovals, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace edge punch; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Metal Corners, Organza Ribbon, Self-Adhesive Pearls, Gypsophilas on Stems, Lilies, Rosebuds 4mm, Semi Open Paper Roses 8 mm, Open Paper Roses 25, 20, 15 & 10 mm, Bildmålarna Charm & Chain © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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In the Spotlight: Guest Designer Lena Katrine

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Always and Forever (wedding dress) & Sentiment, Stempelglede Vintage Garden (flourish); Papers: Pion Design Grandma's School Book "Red Clover 6 x 6" & "Borders", Bazzill - ivory & peach cardstock; Ink: Adirondack Mushroom, Distress Ink Tattered Rose; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Wedding Dress Tag Die, Marianne Designs CreaTables Bird Cage Die, Magnolia DooHickey Tag Die; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Organza Ribbon, Self-Adhesive Pearls, Lilies, Cosmos, Sweetheart Blossoms, Open Paper Roses 20, 15 & 10 mm, Semi Open Paper Roses 8 mm & Rosebuds 4 mm.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments, Whimsy Stamps Vintage Birthday Tabs 1; Papers: Bildmålarna Dreams "Letter to You" & Flowers of Spring "Spring Days", Bazzill green & white cardstock, copy paper 280g; Ink: Adirondack Mushroom, Distress Ink Bundled Sage; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamp Die & Tab 1 Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branches Die, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace edge punch, EK Success Corner Rounder punch; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Satin Ribbon, Self-Adhesive Pearls, Cosmos, Lilies, Sweetheart Blossoms, Open Paper Roses 15 & 10 mm, Semi Open Paper Roses 8 mm & Rosebuds 4 mm, Bildmålarna Charm & Chain.

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In the Spotlight: Guest Designer Lena Katrine

{cherished friend}

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom, Whimsy Stamps Friendship Notables 2; Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves; Coloring Medium: Promarkers and Prismacolor Premier pencils; Papers: Bildmålarna Flowers of Spring (DP's), Bazzill pink & white card stock, copy paper 280g; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Notables 2 Die, Spellbinders Nesting Classic Circles; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Poppies, Cosmos, Sweetheart Blossoms, Open Paper roses 20, 15 & 10 mm, Semi Open Paper Roses 8 mm, Rosebuds 4 mm, Crown Pins, Paper Doilies, Self-Adhesive Rhinestones & Pearls, Bildmålarna Charm & Chain. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{for mom}

These lovely projects where created by our talented Whimsy fans using some of their favorite products. Would you like to be featured? If so, submit yours today! See page 84 for details on how your card can be included in our publications.

(Top) Cards by Becske; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Mother’s Day Sentiments (digi); Papers: PTI white card stock; Embellishments: Wild Orchids flowers

{ellie} Card made by Chase Pachkowsky, Age 9; Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Baby Boy Ellie; Paper: My Minds Eye - Lime Twist, Red Cardstock; Colouring Medium: Prisma Colour Pencils; Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Blue Felt Brads, Orange and Clear Gems; Tools: Recollections Star Punches

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In the Spotlight: Customer Creations

{fairy friend} Cards by Rea Custer (Right) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fairy Daydreams; Papers: Kioshi by Basic Grey; Ink: Distress Ink, Ombre Ink; Embellishments: Stickles, pearls from Want 2 Scrap, flowers and leaf from Whimsy and I am Roses, tag from Magnolia

{home}

(Bottom) Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Garden Birdhouse; Papers: Red, white, and blue paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Ink; Embellishments: doily, ribbon, red rhinestones, garden moss, all from stash. Stickles, flowers from Whimsy Stamps, leaves from Magnolia Die, cardinal from Michaels

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FIVE new step-by-step tutorials for you to try along with some fantastic new ideas on how to use chipboard! Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Tutorial by Lori Pachkowsky Now that you’ve seen some shaped cards, why not try making one of your own! Follow Lori’s tutorial as she guides you through making a fun, shaped number card!

What you’ll need: - Whimsy Stamps Baby Boy Ellie Stamp - printer (optional) - hole puncher - scissors - Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool - ink pad - embellishments: button, baker’s twin - cardstock/patterned papers

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Step 1: Print out a number. I Googled number one clipart. Print the number at approximately 6 inches either wide or tall depending on the number. Cut out the shape and then place it on top of designer paper and cute the shape out again. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Step 2: Sponge the edges. I used Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink.

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Tips & Tutorials: Number Shaped Card Step 3: Glue the cut out to the solid cardstock and cut out leaving an 1/8 inch border. For mine it was a filp over card if you would like it to open like a regular card. Fold the piece of Cardstock in half. Place your number on the fold. Cut out the sides being sure not to cut at the top of the number along the fold. Step 4: Cut out three triangle shapes out of various matching deisgner papers and punch a hole in either side of the top edge of all three and sponge the sides.

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Step 5: Run your twine through the three pieces. Now, simply stamp out, colour your stamp and embellish as desired.

{baby boy} Shaped Card by Lori Pachkowsky; Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Baby Boy Ellie; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distressed Ink for sponging; Papers: DCWV Celebration, Red Cardstock; Embellishments: Designer Paper Pennants, Celebrate Cut Outs, Button; Tools: Scissors, Sponge Tool, Paper Punch, Printer Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Quick Tips by Tammy Louise Cunliffe Do you find that using various mediums in your projects is the "spice of your creative life"? If you're like me and you get excited when you can change up your mediums, you're going to want to try the chipboard designs at Make It Crafty! These beautifully intricate embellishments will take on just about anything you can paste, glue, heat or color on them. I'm excited to share what I've been working on with you today.

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Tips & Tutorials: Make it Crafty Chipboard

Copic markers don't blend quite as well as usual on chipboard but if a layer of light ink is used as a base coat and the colors are built up from light to dark, the chipboard will allow the color to become very visible. The chipboard looks very realistic when applying the soft muted colors of alcohol ink to them. I colored in the stem first from light to dark using the following: E35,E37,E29

Because the paper had a hue of yellow, I chose to add these yellows to some of the small buds on the chip board. Copics used: YG01, YG95

I coated the flower blossoms with lightest color first, then from the center outward with the tip only in flicking swipes I add the medium color then in shorter less seldom flicks with the darkest tone. Copics used: BG000,BG23,BG75

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Tips & Tutorials: Make it Crafty Chipboard

After the chips designs are cut from the plate of laser cuts, I realized that the plate itself is really gorgeous. As I was appreciating them, my creative juices started flowing. I decided to cut outside 1/8 inch all the way around a few designs and used them as a stencil template. Water coloring now with distress ink and two different templates, I started with Vintage Photo then Faded Jeans for the blossoms. It worked wonderfully! The inside design is a perfect match for the chipboard, of course, and adds a personal touch to the inside of the project without adding bulk!

These are some of the little extra pieces

Ranger Distress Ink stamped on a waterproof surface to water color with

Place the chipboard “stencil” where you want it and tape down Water color with thin paintbrush

I placed a different stencil into the center and continued to paint with water distress, first the Vintage Photo then the Faded Jeans colors © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

Paint and remove the stencil

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Quick Tip by Iris Wiechmann If you are like me than you have hundreds of flowers in all kinds of colors and shades, but sometimes you just can't find the perfect flower for your project! How frustrating! This is when these plain white or off-white paper flowers come in quite handy. Just make them match your project using your Copics and other embellishments.

What you’ll need: - white paper flowers - Copics in different colors - embellishments for flowers (e.g. stamens, brad, glitter, matching colored flowers etc.)

1 Step 1: For my flower I chose shades from the RV60's color range and RV10 and RV00 as my lightest colors.

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2 Step 2: I start by adding a circle in the center of the flower using RV63

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Tips & Tutorials: Colored Flowers

3 Step 3: Then I take my next darker color, RV66, adding some shades to the center

4 Step 4: Back to my lighter color RV63, I try to blend it slightly. These paper flowers are soaking up the ink form the markers pretty quick so just add the color very light handed!

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Step 5: Using RV00 or RV10 I try to blend even more and soften the outer edge of my color circle.

Step 6: Add some tiny dots with the darkest color RV69. Go all over your colored center and spread out towards the petals. You can also use the darkest shade in the very center of the flower to add some more dimension.

7 Add stamens, pearls, brads, glitter etc. to finish your flower. Step 7: Using the colorless blender you can soften some of the dots or make them lighter. Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Project contributors: Ann Vento Deb Routledge Denise Lynn Erin Bailey Heidy Blom Iris Wiechmann Janna Sicard Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Patricia Garcia Simonne Clay Sylvia Blum Tammy Louise Cunliffe Charlene Brown Dana Christiansen Doreen O’Brien Kelly Mannix Marilyn Scheller Nicole Gent Michelle Oatman Sarah McLaughlin Shannah Bartle Tammy Ortiz Wendy Keenan

Find us on the web at the following places:

Store: http://whimsystamps.com/store Inspirations Blog: http://whimsystamps.blogspot.com/ Challenges Blog: http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/ Online Magazine: http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs

https://www.facebook.com/WhimsyStampsLLC

Tutorials contributors: Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Patricia Garcia Tammy Louise Cunliffe Guest Contributors: Lena Katrine Øien

MarkerPop! DT Kelli Cortes Melissa Andrews Samantha Peyton Tracy Valure Whimsy Artists: Crissy Armstrong Dana’s Digis Elisabeth Bell KennyK LiaStampz Meljen’s Designs Michelle Roos Designs Moon Cookie Gallery Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps Raindrop Echo Designs Shape EZ by TLC StampArt Design by Kathryne Whimsy Fans: Chase Pachkowsky Maria Becske Rea Custer Editors: Denise Lynn Ann Vento Janna Sicard (Supplies Content)

…and as always, thank you to all our customers for your continued support!

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.

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Whimsy Stamps Angel Policy Whimsy Stamps, LLC is an “Angel” Company. We welcome our customers to use our stamps on any HAND MADE artworks. Items which are hand made are those which have been HAND STAMPED, created by hand, and have not been mechanically reproduced. You may sell all hand made creations, which contain Whimsy Stamps images. All hand made creations must be full projects or cards, not just stamped images. Please do not mechanically, graphically, or electronically reproduce any of Whimsy Stamps designs and/or images, this also includes photocopying.

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Would you like to be published in the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine? Just send your Whimsy creations to whimsymagazine@gmail.com. Photos must be high resolution and unwatermarked. We look forward to seeing your creations!

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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