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holidays 70+ never before seen card photos

10 Tips & tutorials

8 Product & Project Focus themes


Product Focus: Tis the Season 4 Christmas is Coming 12 Jingle Bells 16 Recycling - Old is New 19 Sentimental Holidays 25 Digi Highlights

61 Company Team Up: Make It Crafty 69 Customer Creations Tutorials 75 Coloring Snow 78 Die Cut Tabs 79 Coloring Pleats 81 Stenciling with Dies 83 Decorative Tags

Project Focus: Holiday Cheer 35 Shape EZ Templates 38 Beyond Cards 40 Autumn and Halloween

Tidbits 2 Editors Notes 84 Credits, Whimsy Connection, Contact Information

In the Spotlight 52 Beacon Adhesives 54 Whimsy Prints

Hello Friends, It is with great sadness that we complete our final Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. It has been a labor of love and a joy to bring to you, but as they say eventually all good things must come to an end. We thank you all for your support and we hope these issues have given you inspiration and the push to try new things. A huge thank you to Ann Vento for all of her hard work and dedication to making this publication possible. And thank you to all of the amazing designers at Whimsy for sharing your gorgeous creations! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and prosperous new year. Happy reading from all your friends at Whimsy Stamps!

- Denise Dear crafty friends, This issue marks the last issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. Despite how much fun and rewarding it has been to work on this wonderful project, we have decided to focus our efforts on other endeavors. I would like to thank those who have supported us throughout every step of the way. You have made my dreams of creating a printed magazine come true and I can not thank you all enough. A special thank you goes out to Denise who did all the work on this issue - you are a superwoman. I hope you enjoy this wonderful holiday edition. As always, the Whimsy design team and magazine staff have created some inspiring work to help you get started on those holiday cards. Enjoy the issue, and again, thank you for everything!

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● Crissy Armstrong ● Elisabeth Bell ● KennyK ● Time for Tea Designs ● Wee Stamps ● Whimsy Prints Collection ● Sentimental Holidays ● Digi Highlights

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Christmas is Coming 'Tis the Season to be merry! The Whimsy artists have lots of fabulous new holiday themed images perfect for creating your Christmas cards and projects this coming holiday season.

{warm memories} Card created by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Products: Penguin Happy Mail, Tis the Season Notables 5, Notables 5 die, layered Snowflakes die; Papers: Bo Bunny; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Embellishments: Mulberry paper flowers, charm, chandelier garland, ribbon, Stickles, pearls, rhinestones, button, snowflake ornament, Mica flakes; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug,

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{holiday friends} Card by Melissa Andrew; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Crissy Armstrong Christmas Turtle and Dove, Layered Snowflake Die, Christmas mini seals; Papers: Bazzill Avalanche White and red, Echo Park Tis the Season 6x6; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamagic Spanish Olive and Copics; Embellishments: SP & Company Teeny Bikini Buttons and Stardust Stickles; Tools/Other: Sizzix Big Shot, Sewing Machine

{winter fun} Card by Shanna Shands; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Season Greetings Notable 7 Display, Presents, and Notable Greeting 7 Die; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Collection Winter Wonderland, White, and Kraft Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Stamping Up Baja Breeze, Distress Ink Walnut Stain; Embellishments: Doily; Tools/Other: Pop Dots

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{sledding fun}

Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Products: Sledging, Winter Letter Seals, Snowman die; Papers: My Minds Eye; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Embellishments: Mulberry paper flowers, burlap string, ribbon, Stickles, rhinestones, button; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Marianne Design Tree die, Joy Crafts snowflake border die and snowflakes

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{best of friends} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Friendship is the Greatest Gift by Sylvia Zet, Holiday Sliders, Slider 3 Die; Papers: Nature Garden Paper Pad by Prima; Ink/Coloring Medium: Pro Markers, Bic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Embellishments: Flowers, Lace; Tools/Other: Stickles Silver Glitter

{happy holidays} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Bows by Jo Davies, Holiday Sliders, Slider 3 Die; Papers: Heidi Swap Vintage Blue; Ink/Coloring Medium: ProMarkers; Embellishments: Prima Flowers; Tools/Other: White acrylic paint, Stickles Glitter

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{snowflakes} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rubber Stamp “Snowflake Bauble” by Time For Tea Designs, “Season’s Greetings Notables" and Die by Raindrop Echo Designs”; Papers: C/S – CM Dark Blue, DP – My Mind’s Eye ‘Be Merry’;Ink /Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/04/30/41/42, YR30/31, R11/32/35/37, B0000/52/91/93/95/97, YG61/63); Embellishments: Make It Crafty ‘Mini Christmas Decorations’ (Baubles x7 coloured with Copic B97), Kaisercraft Red Pearls, Navy String; Tools /Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles.

{santa baby} Card by Shanna Shands; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Season Greetings Notable 7 Display, Santa Baby, and Notable Greeting 7 Die; Papers: Bo Bunny Collection Snowfall, White, and Kraft Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Stamping Up Baja Breeze, Distress Ink Walnut Stain; Embellishments: Snowflakes, Doily, Lace, Ribbon, Button String, Button, Charm; Tools/Other: Puffy paint

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{a gift for you} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rubber Stamp “Santa Baby” by Time for Tea Designs; Papers: C/S - Bazzil, DP - My Mind’s Eye ‘Be Merry’;Ink /Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/41/42/43, B0000/52, R11/81/83/85/89, C1/3/5/7/9), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen' for shading, Distress Inks ‘Frayed Burlap’ to stain wood embellishments; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Pink Satin Ribbon and Pink Roses, Kaisercraft Pearls, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes ‘Mini Christmas Trees’ and ‘Holiday Curls’;Tools / Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles, MFT Die-namics Leafy Flourish. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{joy}

Card by Melissa Andrew; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Elisabeth Bell Guardian Angel Stamp and Lace Tape; Papers: Bazzill Avalanche White and turquoise, My Mind’s Eye All is Bright 6x6; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics; Embellishments: Paper flowers, Recollections acrylic flowers, Prima Crystals, Bo Bunny Jewels, various ribbons; Tools/Other: Tim Holtz Tag Die, Sizzix Big Shot

{merry} Card by Shanna Shands; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Season Greetings Notable 7 Display, String of Hearts, and Notable Greeting 7 Die; Papers: Bo Bunny Collection Snowy Day, White, and Kraft Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Memento Black Ink, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, and Worn Jeans Prima Chalk Ink; Embellishments: Tiny Pom Pom Trim, White Flocking, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Red Glitter, and Silver Glitter; Tools/Other: Border Punch and Pop Dots

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{happy holidays} Card by Tammy Louise; Whimsy Products: Winter Friends Wee Stamp, Holiday Mini Letter by Raindrop Echo Design, Shape EZ Tea Pot template, Whimsy ribbons; Other Stamps: ; Papers: Prima; Inks/Mediums: Copics, Ranger Distress Ink; Embellishments: Prima Gillian Raspberry flowers, The Paper Studios spare parts Paper Flowers; Other Tools: Cricut and Cuttlebug

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Jingle Bells Merry Christmas Wishes! Whimsy Stamps has many holiday images, both new and old, which are sure to bring some holiday cheer this year.

{let it snow} Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Heidi, Snow Flake Border Die; Papers: My Minds Eye, Cardstock- American Crafts; Ink: Distress Reinkers; Embellishments: Flowers, Berries, Ribbon, Doily- My Stash, Border Punch- Martha Stewart, Leaf Punch- Punch Bunch; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine

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{fairy wishes} Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Silver Fairy, Holiday Wish List, Snowflake Mini Letter Seals, Layered Snowflakes die, Snowflake Mini Seal die, Mini Lace Doily Corner die; Papers: My Minds Eye; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Embellishments: Mulberry paper flowers, charm, burlap string, ribbon, Stickles, pearls; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Memory Box Holly Vine die

{xmas gift} Card by Janette Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Raindrop Echo-Season's Greetings Notables 7, Kenny KBow, Raindrop Echo-Notables 7 Die, MIC ChipboardSnowflake Stars, Lovely Lace- Lace Tape - White No. 1; Papers: Michelle Ross-Winter Frost, PTI-Kraft Cardstock, PTI-Stampers Select Cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Doodlebug-Twine, Queen & Co-Goosebump gems; Tools/Other: Distress Tool

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Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Products: “Bow” by Kenny K, “Season’s Greetings Notables" and Die by Raindrop Echo Designs”, Make It Crafty “Hearth and Home” Background Digital Stamp; Papers: C/S – Bazzil Black and Red, DP – Basic Grey ‘Jovial’ 6x6; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Copics (For Bow E000/00/02/11/15/23/25/27/29/30/33/35, BV20, R11/32/35/37/39, YG91/93/95/97; For Hearth and Home – E07/08/40/41/42/43/44/49/55/57/59, C00/1, W5/7, Y11/21/26, YR18/24/27/30/31, YG91/95; For Sentiment – E40/55, 37, YG95) Distress Ink ‘Frayed Burlap’; Embellishments: I Am Roses Red Lilies and White Small Closed Roses, Wild Orchid Crafts ‘Medium Grass Leaves’, Make It Crafty ‘Delicate Corners’

{naughty or nice}

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{vintage pocket cards}

Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Vintage Christmas, Holiday Ticket Sentiments, Deer Die,Vintage Fancy Corners; Papers: Lost and Found Christmas- My Minds Eye, Cardstock- American Crafts; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers, Memento; Embellishments: Flowers, Twine, Berries, Stick Pin- My stash, Embossing Powder- Stampendous, Corner Die- Sizixx, Glitter- Ranger; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug

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Old is New

DT member Janette show us how to used old left over Christmas cards and our Whimsy Prints Die Cuts to create beautiful new Christmas cards to send to family and friends. And the best part is, it’s quick and easy to do!

{holiday cards} Card by Janette Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Products: Merry Christmas Prints, Holiday Wishes Prints, Christmas Joy Prints, Daisy Doily Die, Holiday Mini Letter Seals; Papers: Materpiece Studios Christmas Card; Embellishments: Want to Scrap-Bling Swirls, WOC-Flower, Michaels store-Stamen ; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Distress Tool

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{recycled} Every year I end up having to buy a few Christmas cards to send out because I didn’t have time do enough for everyone on my list. And every year I have a few extra ones. Here I will show a super quick way to get a set of cards done and use up those left over store bought cards. I am using Whimsy Prints that have already been colored and die cut. First I have layered my topper with dimensional foam squares on top of a doily. Then also popped up that doily with squares. Next I have added some bling swirls..

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{merry christmas cards}

To finish off the cards, add a sentiment and some flowers. My card is done; I have managed to make 3 more in 20 minutes. I love the outcome of these cards,and have not used any designer paper! We hope you will give this idea a try and make good use of some of your old items too!

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Sentimental

Holidays {joy & peace}

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

Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Christmas Sayings; Papers: Basic Grey; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: ribbon,jingle bell, rhinestones, pearls; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders die, clear acetate sheet.

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{merry} Card by Janette Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Raindrop Echo-Season's Greetings Notables 7, Raindrop Echo-Notables 7 Die, MIC ChipboardSnowflake Stars; Papers: Michelle RossWinter Frost, Kraft card base; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distressed Ink; Embellishments: Twine;

{magic} Card by Shanna Shands; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Holiday Cheer, Large leafy Flourish Die, and Reindeer Die; Papers: Bo Bunny Collection Rejoice, White, and Kraft Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Black Ink, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo; Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, and Poinsettia Stickers; Tools/Other: Spellbinder Dies

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Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Snow Globe Die, Snow Globe Sentiments, Holiday Notables 2; Papers: Merry Little Christmas- My Minds Eye, CardstockAmerican Crafts, Paper Bag- My Stash; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento; Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers, Twine- My stash, Leaf Punch- Martha Stewart, Border Punch- Martha Stewart, Gesso; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine

{warm wishes}

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{mini cards}

Card by Melissa Andrew; Whimsy Stamps products: Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Holiday Mini Letter Seals, Rocking Horse Die, Notables 7 Die; Papers: Kraft cardstock, Bazzill red and green cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland; Ink/Coloring Medium: Versamagic Red Magic; Tools/Other: Sizzix Big Shot, Spellbinder’s Circle Die

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{best wishes} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rubber Stamp “Everyday Honeycomb Sentiments” by Raindrop Echo Designs and Honeycomb Die Set; Papers: C/S – SU Espresso, DP – Stella & Rose ‘Hattie’ 6x6; Ink /Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink; Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls; Tools / Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat.

{for you} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Leaves Die Set; Papers: Color Wash by Pink Paislee, Chipboard; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Rich Cocoa; Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Prima Bling, Prima wooden flower; Tools/Other: Tea Dyed Distress Crackle Paint, White Acrylic Paint, screws, mechanical parts

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{choo choo}

Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Choo Choo Train Border Shapeology Die, Holiday Cheer and Holiday Mini Letter Sentiments; Papers: Canvas Home Basics, Echo Park Collections; Ink/Coloring Medium: Ranger Distress Ink; Embellishments: Home Basics ribbon, Cocoa Twine, Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing folder, Buttons Galore & More Color Blends buttons; Tools/Others: Cuttlebug Stamping Up Corner punch

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Our talented DT members have created beautiful samples using the wide range of digital products available at Whimsy Stamps.

{winter friends} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Crissy Armstrong ‘s Snowman and Penguins, Make it Crafty - Winter Scene Elements and Winter Objects Digis; Papers: Black cardstock – Bazzil, Patterned paper - Paper Studio; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Ink Dusty Concord - Ranger Industries, Colorant - Copic Markers; Embellishments: Ribbon - May Arts, Banner - Marianne Designs; Tools/Other: Distress tool – Tonic, Glitter pen - Sakura

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{christmas angel} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Little Christmas Angel Digital Image, Holiday Sliders; Papers: Heidi Swap Vintage Blue; Ink/Coloring Medium: Pro Markers; Embellishments: Bling; Tools/Other: Stickles Glitter

{snowman} Cards by Sheri Daniels; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Snowman Country Cute by Chrissy's Digis; Papers: Neenah Solar White; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Crystal Stickles, Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, Gemstones, Lace

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{loving christmas} Card by Sheri Danielson; Whimsy Stamp Product(s): The Infant King by Chrissy's Digis; Papers: Neenah Solar White plus a scrap piece for background; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Embellishments: Crystal Effects on the holly berries, Stickles on the angel wings, Holly Gemstones - Paper Studio; Tools/Other: Nestablilities to cut square, Hero Arts Shadow ink sponged around the image.

{princess} Card by Lisa West; Digi: Princess of my life by Shaky A Digis; Stamps: Celebration Circle Pennants; Papers: Core'Dinations Card, Mirri Card and First Edition 'New Bloom' 6x6 paper pad; Ink: Memento 'Sweet Plum' Inkpad; Embellishments: Paper flowers, Metal Corner and Alphabet Beads; Other: Colouring MEdium Letraset ProMarkers, H2O paint for the wings and, Diamond Stickles, Circle Pennants Dies

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{heart} Card by Crissy Armstrong; Whimsy Stamps Products: Digital Stamp Collection,"Wings" by Ashlan Valor Tangles, Elegant Flourishes Die Set, Vintage Birthday Tabs 1, Tab Die 1; Colouring Medium/Inks: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black; Papers: Make It Crafty Blending Card, "Kringle and Co." by American Crafts, "Black Magic" by Core'dinations; Embellishments: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, "D'vine Swirls", Whimsy Buds and Bling (red rose, discontinued), Prima white roses, Petaloo leaf, flat backed pearls, sheer ribbon; Tools: Cuttlebug, glue gun, printer

{beauty} Card by Lori St. Clair; Whimsy Stamps Products: Digi Stamp “Inspiration Blossoms” by Ashlan Valor Tangles; Coloring Medium: Copics; Papers: plain ole white paper ( you can get good results with ordinary printer paper. My printer won't take the nice paper. It's too thick) as well as Recollections Glitter Cardstock for the matte; Embellishments: Spellbinders Shapeabilities S5-071 and Sizzix 655675 die cuts; Tools: Cuttlebug, X-acto knife, cutting board, double sided adhesive mounts and a glue stick

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Pre-colored Digis

{live, love}

A tutorial by Janette Garcia

Here is a good example of doing your best from what you have and liking the outcome. I only have a black and white printer and so I have printed, Kendall (pre-colored image), digital image in black and white then added color with Copic Markers. With the image being pre-colored it already has shading; so for an easy and quick result I am using only a total of 5 markers. I have chosen colors that are on the light but bright side.

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For the skin I am using E00, and R20 for the blush. Next I have done the hair E 31 and coloring in the direction of the hair.

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Next used R43 and B32, I have added a second layer of color where the shading is. Then I have outlined the image with G00, G000. Last I have fussy cut the image and added it to a gift card holder. This is a great way to use pre-colored images or changing the colors to suite your project.

Card by Janette Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Products: Kendall (pre-colored image); Papers: Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers E00, R20, E31, R43, B32, G00, G000; Embellishments: Prima-flowers, Queen & Co.-bling, Lace, book page-stash; Tools/Other: K&Co Smash-Lable Maker, Gel Medium

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{snow day} Card by Kelly Mannix; Stamps: "Snowman country cute" by Crissy Armstrong. Whimsy Stamps sentiment; "Christmas stocking sentiment"; Coloring medium/ink: Digi stamp colored with copics and highlighted with glossy accents. Sentiment stamped with Momento ink.; Papers: Patterned papers by Wild Rose Studio and Papermania. Plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, bling and embellishments by Hooked On Craft; Tools/other: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology dies; "holiday stocking die set", "country heart die", "holly and berries die", "Christmas tree die" and "lace doily corner 1 die"

{wonder} Card by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products: "Christmas bunny" by Lia Stampz. Whimsy Stamps sentiment; "tis the season notables 5"; Coloring medium/ink: Digi stamp colored with copics. Sentiment stamped with versamark ink and embossed; Papers: Patterned papers by Kaisercraft. Plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers and leaves by Hooked On Craft; Tools/other: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology dies; "ornaments border die", "holly and berries die" and "notables 5 die".

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{holiday birdie} Ornament by Kelly Mannix; Whimsy Stamps products:"Christmas birdie" by Lia Stampz. Whimsy Stamps sentiment; "holiday notables 3". "Postcard to Santa" by Rainbow Echo Designs; Coloring medium/ink: Digi stamp colored with copics. Sentiment and postcard stamped with Momento ink; Papers: Patterned papers by DCWV. Plain cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers and embellishments by Hooked On Craft; Tools/other: Whimsy Stamps Shapeology dies; "snowflake border die", "country heart die", "corner dies set" and "notables 3 die"

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● Shape EZ Templates ● Beyond Cards ● Autumn and Halloween

project focus:

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

{a new leaf} Creations by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Shape EZ

Leaf Template, Time 4 Tea Bows stamp, Winter Greens Shapeology Die set, Every Day Honey Comb sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs, Whimsy Ribbon, Honey comb Shapeology Die Set; Papers: Authentique; Ink/Coloring Medium: Ranger Distress Ink ; Embellishments: Daisy lace from stash, snowflake lace from The Sticker Store and More, Craftpon buttons, Really Reasonable Ribbon Twine; Other Tools: Cricut, Cuttlebug, pop up dots Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{season’s greetings} Creation by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Shape EZ Mustache template, Holiday Mini Letter Sentiment, Winter greens Shapeology Die, Slider 2 Shapeology Die, Eiffel Tower Shapeology Die, Rolled Flower Die Set; Papers: Bo Bunny, Bazzil Stock, Me & My Big Ideas; Ink/Coloring Medium: Momento Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink; Embellishments: The Paper Studios Mustache Gem, Liquid Pearls, Really Reasonable Ribbon; Tools/Others: Cricut, Martha Stewart score board

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{whale of a time} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Shape EZ Whale of a Card Template, Happy Little Whale by Meljen, Every Day Honey Comb Sentiment, Wave Border, Captains Wheel, Anchor and Cloud Shapeology Dies, Birthday Greetings 2; Papers: Design Paper is Recollections Glitter Paper, Me & My Big Ideas and My Minds Eye; Ink/Coloring Medium Momento; Embellishments: Snow Marker, Stickles; Tools/Others: Cricut, Martha Stewart Score board, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine

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Our designers have created beautiful holiday treats and trinkets for your inspiration. We hope you will try some of these gift ideas this holiday season.

{treat bag} Gift bag by Melissa Andrew; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Holiday Mini Letter Seals, Snowflake Border Die, Layered Snowflake Die, Shape EZ Gift Pouch, Winter Frost 6x6 Paper; Papers: Bazzill Avalanche White; Ink/Coloring Medium: Versafine Onyx Black; Embellishments: Paper flowers, Recollections acrylic flowers, small pearls and white Tulle; Tools/Other: Silhouette Cameo, Stardust Stickles

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{winter wishes}

Project by Patricia Garcia: Whimsy Products: Snowflake Bauble, Holiday Mini Letter Seals, Custom Rubber Stamp, Snowflake Charm; Ink: Distress Reinkers,; Papers: Maja Design, Cardstock- American Crafts; Embellishments: Flowers, Doily, Feathers,twine- My Stash,Glittered Snowflake- melissa Frances, Border Punch- Martha Stewart, Liquid Pearls- Ranger, Embossing Powder- Stampendous; Tools: Cuttlebug

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{tags, tags, tags!} Tag by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rocking Horse die; Papers: Basic Grey; Embellishments: Mulberry paper flowers, burlap string, ribbon, lace, jingle bells; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders dies

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{surprise box} Creations by Shanna Shands; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Season Greetings Notable 7 Display, Kenny K Adult Bow, and Notable Greeting 7 Die; Papers: Echo Park Collection Season’s Greetings and Kraft Paper; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics, Stamping Up Color Lucky Limeade, Distress Ink Walnut Stain; Embellishments: Gina’s Designs Intricate Doily, Ribbon, Button String, Stickles; Tools/Other: Crop a Dile Punch © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine 41 October 2013, Issue 14


{book of love} Book cover by Debbie Eastman; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rolled Flowers Die, Double Scalloped Heart Doily minus the scallops, Fancy Circle Die, Large Leafy Flourish, Darling Daisies Sentiment; Embellishments: crystal beads for flower centers; Tools/Other: 2 fat quarters of material, Iron on transfer

{fabric doll} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Bows by Jo Davies; Papers: Authentique Blush and Delight; Ink/Coloring Medium: Pro Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine, Fabric, Pillow Fluff

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Card by Patricia Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Friendship is the Greatest Gift; Papers: My Minds Eye, Cardstock- American Crafts; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers; Embellishments: Flowers, Buttons, Brads- My stash, Snow FlakeMichaels, Border Punch- Martha Stewart; Tools/Other: Sewing Machine

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Bottle Gift Tags A tutorial by Janette Garcia

I will show you how to make a bottle tag. This is a great way to gift a bottle of wine, champagne, or tequila. This size will fit many bottles but you can also adjust the sizes to fit any bottle.

{christmas wish} Tag created by Janette Garcia; Whimsy Stamps Products: Raindrop Echo-Holiday Mini Letter Seals & Layered Snowflake Dies, Time for TeaUnder the Mistletoe - Girl, TLC- Pedestal Tag 1 Die; Papers: Michelle Roos- Winter Frost, PTI-Stampers Select Cardstock, PTI-Cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: MementoBlack, Copic Markers; Embellishments: Want to Scrap-Pearl Swirls, Stash-bling, Doily, Twine; Tools/Other: Cuttlebug, Score Board, Hand Punch

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Step 1: You will start with a heavy 8 ½ x 3 ¼ card stock for your tag base.

Step 2: Score and fold at 2 ½

Step 3: Next you will need two designer paper panels for the tag base. 3 x 2 ¼ and 3 x 5 ¾ I have used coordinating papers. Adhere these to the tag base.

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Step 4: Next I have made a scalloped border for the tag hole. First use the 1 ½ cirle hand punch on to designer paper.

Step 5: Then using a 2 inch scallop hand punch I have punched through the designer paper guiding myself by turning the punch upside down. This is a really quick and easy way to get a thin border.

Step 6: I have punched a hole on the tag with the same 1 ½ circle punch. Then added the scalloped border. I have also rounded the top corners of the tag and small panel of designer paper. Last is the fun part of decorating the tag.

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Autumn and

Halloween {simple greetings}

Autumn has arrived and Halloween is almost here. Whimsy Stamps has a variety of fun Autumn and Halloween themed images. Some too cute for just Halloween. If you are in need of some Fall inspiration, look no further. Our DT members have some ideas to share...

Card by Heidy Blom; Whimsy Stamps products: Little Jack’s Happy Harvest, Vintage Birthday Tabs 1, Tab 1 Die, Corner Die Set, Leaf Trio Die Set; Coloring Medium/Ink: Copics; Papers: Maya Designs - It’s Christmas Time, cardstock by American Crafts; Embellishments: Ribbon, Half Pearls, Charm; Tools/other: Sewing Machine.

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{trick or treat}

Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Rubber Stamps - “Trixxie Treat” by Kenny K, “Boo” by Crissy Armstrong, “Trick or Treating” by Crissy Armstrong; Digital Stamps – “Fancy Curvy Frame – Batty”, “Halloween Sentiments” (Cat and Witch), & “Tombstone Sentiments” – by Raindrop Echo Designs; Papers – “Fright Night” 6x6 Papers by Michele Roos; Papers: SU ‘Wild Wasabi”, Whimsy “Fright Night” 6x6 Papers; Ink /Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/04/31/33/35/40/41/42/43/44/47, R11/20, YR02/12/14/16/18, BV00/02/04/08/20/23, B91/93/95, YG91/93/95, Y21/35, C00/1/3/5/7/9, W1/3/5), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen' for edges; Embellishments: I Am Roses Mulberry Roses in Green, Orange and Purple, Black Crochet Lace; Tools / Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, ScorePal, Fiskars 12” Rotary Cutter. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{happy halloween}

Card by Iris Wiechmann; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Halloween Sentiments (Digi), Picket Fence die, Pumpkin Trio die; Papers: Kraft and orange cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Copic marker 100(black); Embellishments: ribbon, burlap string, button, eyelet, Distress Stickles, Stickles, Glitter Gel Pen ; Tools/Other: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders die, Gesso, Copic Airbrush System, Cuttle Bug embossing folder, Memory Box spider dies

{happy fall} Card by DeNetra Bates; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Apple Dumpling by Elisabeth Belle, Autumn Leaves, Leaves Die Set; Papers: Do Crafts Vintage Paper Pad; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Pro Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Embellishments: Flowers, Rhinestones, White Acrylic Paint , Ribbon, Webster’s Pages Lace; Tools/Other: Chipboard, staples

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{tricks & treats}

Tag created by Simonne Clay; Whimsy Stamps: Kenny K - Trixxie Treat; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Colouring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Echo Park 12x12 Collections – Apothecary Emporium, Happy Halloween; Cardstock: Bazzill Raven; Dies: Memory Box – Puffy Clouds, Batty Border, Walking Cat, Country Fence, Grand Oak Tree; Other: Black Ribbon, Black Button Twine, Black Glitter Glue

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{forever fall} Card by Melissa Andrew; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Elizabeth Bell Lil Jacks Happy Harvest, Autumn Leaves Display; Papers: Bazzill Mud Pie, green and yellow cardstock, Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Xpress It Blending Card; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Copics

{apple a day} Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Shape EZ Happy Apple Day template, Apple Dumpling E. Bell image, Rolled Flower Shapeology Die, Birthday Greetings 2 by Raindrop Echo Designs, Apple A Day Shapeology Die, Whimsy ribbons; Papers: Basic Grey, Bazzil; Ink/ColoroingMedium: Copics: ground and flowers G20,21,24,28, YG0000,TG00,YG01,YG03, Shoes E55,57, Ground E47, Tree leaves YG91,95,97,99, Skin E00,E11,E13, R20,R30, Apples YG61,63,R30, Dress BG0000,BG000,BG01,BG10, Liquid Pearls; Embellishments: Whimsy items; Other Tools: Cricut, Cuttlebug, pop up dots

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in the ● Product Review: Beacon Adhesives ● Product Review: Whimsy Prints Collection ● Company team-up: Make It Crafty ● Customer Creations

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Product Review A review of Beacon Zip Dry Glue by Deb Routledge Beacon Adhesives very generously gave Whimsy some of their various glues to try out prior to our CHA trip. I was skeptical at first about using liquid glue again. In the past I have experienced paper puckering with any liquid glues I had used. I decided to try it on a small mini album where I had to glue paper onto board. I was very pleasantly surprised by the results. It is strong and absolutely no puckering. By the time I came to make this larger album about our recent CHA trip I was very confident in using the glue. It is very strong so there was no fear of anything falling off in the mail and I knew my pages would be super smooth. In the package you get a bottle of glue and a separate nozzle which makes it easy to use in smaller areas. You keep hold of the separate little white cap and replace it after use. The dried up glue is easy to remove from the nozzle once dried in readiness for the next time you need it. I keep a dressmaking pin handy in case I need to reopen the nozzle while working on a larger project. I am a total convert. This is my new go to glue and I am so happy I had the opportunity to try this for myself. I highly recommend this glue for any paper craft projects!

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{scrap book} Created by Deb Routledge Stamps: Time for Tea Heart Balloon, Birthday Greetings 2, Welcome to the Big Top, Contest Ribbons; Colouring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils; Dies: Double Doily Circle Die, Contest Ribbons Die; Papers: Authentique; Other: Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard album, Bo Bunny enamel embellishments, Doilys, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Various Scrapbooking stickers and rub-ons.

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A review by Shannah Bartle If you love card making, but don’t always have time to stamp and color a gorgeous feature image, then Whimsy Stamps has the perfect solution… “Whimsy Prints”! Whimsy has chosen some of their most adorable rubber stamps, had them expertly colored, and then printed on high quality coated cardstock - die cut and ready for you to simply add to your cards or other projects! There are 10 sets to choose from; 5 sets by Crissy Armstrong (beautifully colored by Crissy herself!), and 5 sets by Elisabeth Bell (fabuously colored by Whimsy DT member Simonne Clay). Each set contains 3 each of 4 designs (12 total per pack) so plenty to play with.

{christmas collection}

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Since we are coming up to the most frantic time of year on the card maker’s calendar, and armed with a pack of Whimsy Prints ‘Winter’s Magic’ by Crissy Armstrong, I thought I’d give them a trial to see how they could help me speed up those Christmas cards!

{friends}

Firstly, I chose “Snowshoe Bunny”, and set about my usual card-making style, adding designer papers, die cut frames, and embellishments. Using a ‘Whimsy Print’ definitely cut down the overall time without all that coloring!

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For my next project I wanted to just play with different techniques like die cutting and fussy cutting to make sure Whimsy Prints stood up ok. Using “Snowflake Fairy Princess”, I die cut a closer circle (it is already die cut in a circle but I wanted it smaller), leaving part of the image outside the circle to fussy cut around. I then edged the circle with Ranger “ICE” Stickles, and mounted on a Nestabilities Picot Circle. (See page 57 for the project tutorial)

{snow fairy}

Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Products: “Winter’s Magic” Whimsy Prints, “Butterflies & Hummingbirds” No.11 paper by Michele Roos; Paper: CM – Dark Blue; Embellishments: Ranger ‘Stardust’ Stickles, Dark Purple String; Tools / Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Picot Circles, MFT Circles STAX, Fiskers Effervescent Punch, Single Hole Punch.

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{Season’s greetings} For my last project, I decided to really see how quick I could make a card… I used “Cardinal in Winter” for a super-quick, easily whipped-up, production-line-capable card. I couldn’t believe how quick from start to finish this card was! With a few simple designs and a couple of packs of Whimsy Prints you really could knock through that Christmas list in no time!

Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Products: “Winter’s Magic” Whimsy Prints, “Holiday Notables 2” and Notables 2 Dies” by Raindrop Echo Designs; Paper: C/S – SU ‘Pear Pizzazz’, CM ‘Dark Blue’; Ink / Colouring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink; Embellishments: SU ‘Pear Pizzazz’ Seam Binding, Ranger ‘Stardust’ Stickles, Kaisercraft Rhinestones; Wild Orchid Crafts ' ' Roses, Kaisercraft Pearls; Tools / Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat.

There were no problems at all with either die cutting or trimming the Whimsy Prints card, and the Stickles adhered well despite the smooth feel of the card. Not that I could imagine the need to add to the beautiful coloring on these gorgeous Whimsy Prints, but just in case you wanted to add your own flair, both Copics and Prisma pencils seem to apply well to the Whimsy Prints card. I really do love coloring, and I will always prefer to feel like I’ve added my own personal interpretation of the image on my card. But I’m not very confident in my coloring yet, so I really do spend a lot of time deciding colors and working out where my shading should go. So I have to tell you, with the thought of all those cards to make before Christmas, I can easily see myself grabbing a pack (or two, or three!) of Whimsy Prints to speed up the process! …And for all those other last-minute cards you need for the rest of the year too! ;) © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Whimsy Prints A tutorial by Shannah Bartle

1. Gather supplies as shown.

2. Choose two matching pieces of “Hummingbird and Butterflies” 6x6 papers by Michele Roos, and punch Fiskars ‘Effervescence’ border along opposite sides of both sheets. 3. Score, from border to border, every ½ inch.

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4. Fold back and forth to create ‘fan fold’. 5. & 6. While folded together find centre and punch a hole (this only has to be big enough to push your twine through). My paper hole punch won’t punch through many layers so I just folded over a few at a time.

7. Hold both pieces of folded and punched paper together and thread twine through the centre holes. 8. Tie to keep centre secure. 9. and 10. Open fan around centre point joining each piece with double sided tape, until circle is complete.

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11. Ease around with fingers until even. 12. Die cut ‘Snowflake Fairy Princess’ Whimsy Print with smaller circle die and frame with Navy Nestabilities Picot Circle. 13. Embellish with Ranger “ICE” Stickles around edge and on snowflakes. 14. Adhere image to centre of project with mounting foam. 15. Add twine loop to top… and hang on your Christmas tree!

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For our company team up this issue, Whimsy has joined forces with Make it Crafty to showcase digital images and the art of digital stamping. Our design team members have created some gorgeous cards using images from both MIC and Whimsy. And everyone has used Delphine’s tutorial on merging digital images to create the gorgeous scenes on these card samples. You can find Delphine’s tutorial at the end of this article.

{frosty friends} Card by Jodi Amidei Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Crissy Armstrong ‘s Snowman and Penguins, Make it Crafty - Winter Scene Elements and Winter Objects Digis; Papers: Black cardstock – Bazzil, Patterned paper - Paper Studio; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Ink - Dusty Concord - Ranger Industries, Colorant - Copic Markers; Embellishments: Ribbon - May Arts, Banner - Marianne Designs; Tools/Other: Distress tool – Tonic, Glitter pen - Sakura

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{holiday cheer} Card by Barbara Sprout ; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Girl Hug, Front Door Wreath, Inside Window, Christmas Tree, Winter Scene Elements; Papers: K&Company TC Blossomwood, Recolections The 12 Days, brown cardstock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics: E43, 21, 11, 000, R20, C3, E29, 27, 25, 23, R37, 35, 32, 30, R59, 46, 14, 21, YG67, 63, 61, G20, YG21, C1, 3, E43, 42, 41, E19, 17, 13, 11, B91, 93, 95, 97, BG70, B91, 93, W4, 5, Y26, 11, BV23, 20; Embellishments: Six Point Snowflakes chipboard (MiC); Tools/Other: blue ribbon, red tape measure ribbon, pink glitter

{snow day} Creation by Debbie Eastman; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Crissy Armstrong's Snowman Skating Digi, Large Pine Tree, Small Pine tree, Winter-sign, icylake, pile-of-snow, pine-tree-landscape, snow-village-scene; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Glamour Dust

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{christmas wish}

Shaped Card by Zoe McGrath; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Leah Catch a Star Digi by Lia Stampz, Holiday Mini Postage Stamps; Other Stamps: Comfy Chair by Make It Crafty, By the Window by Make It Crafty, Hearth & Home (Floor Rug Only) by Make It Crafty; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copic Colours: Leah’s Jacket: R43, R35, R46, R29, E09, Leah’s Accessories: G03, G09, G28, Wall: YR31, Floor: BV20, Window Frame: W1, W3, W5, Wooden Table: E31, E35, E37, Chair: BV23, BV25, BV29, Shadows: Warm Grays.

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{winter fun} Card by Simonne Clay; Whimsy digital stamps: Alannah; MiC digital stamps: Large Pine Tree, Small Pine Tree, Winter Seat; Whimsy Shapeology dies: Snowflake Border die; Colouring medium: Copic Markers; Paper: Echo Park Winter Time 12x12 Collection – Flurry (WT7002); Cardstock: Core’dinations ColorCore Vienna Lake (TW010) and Mediterranean (TW030); Other: White organza ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence, Gems

{winter magic} Card by Stephanie Hester; Stamps: Christmas Gift Horse by Whimsy & Winter Park by Make it Crafty; Papers: Make it Colour blending card, Printed through Word, changed color to light and adjusted brightness 20%, Cardstock - Colorbok; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics: Horse: R29, R27, R24, R22, B39, B37, B34, B32, G29, G28, G46, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y11, Y00, E15, E11, E21, C9, C7, C5, YR23, E35, E31, E30; Winter Park: R59, R39, W9, W8, W6, W4, E18, E17, E15, E13, E11, W2, C5, C4, C3, C2, Y0000, Y000, B0000, E40

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Card by Tammy Louise Cunliffe;Whimsy Products: Snowman and Penguins digi, Snowman Top O the Mornin digi, Christmas Sentiments digi; Other Stamps: Make It Crafty Festive Elements digi, Make It Crafty Gift Away digi, Make It Crafty Winter Fence, Make It Crafty Winter Seat, Make It Crafty Large Pine Tree; Papers: Recollections, My Minds Eye; Inks/Mediums: Pigment White Ink Mitsu, Gelly Roll, Copics: Reds R22,24,27,29,39, Cool Greys: C00,01,02,03, Pinks R81,83,85, Penguins R21, Packages are Y15,17,19, BG90,93,96, V12,15,17, Neutral Grey N0,1,3,5,9, Ground Cover W0,1,3, Lamp is Y11,Y13,Y38, Sky and Snowman, B0000,B000,B00,B01, Wood & Post Y28,E37,E44, Trees G28,24,21, Birds & pebbles E37,E57, E49, Holly YG91,95,97; Embellishments: Celebrate It Ribbon, Snow Tex, The Paper Studios Pearls, Stickles; Other Tools: Cuttle Bug, Spellbinders labels 1 Š Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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{happy christmas} Creation by Delphine Splace; Cardstock: Make It Colour Blending Card, plain cardstock (blue, red, black) Digi Images: Whimsy Stamps Classic Santa, Make It Crafty Little Village Scene, Winter Fence, Large Pine Tree, Santa’s Sleigh Colouring: Copics; COPICS USED:Sky: 0, B37, 39, 95, 97, 99; Fence: E41, 43, 44, W3, 5; Trees: C1, 3, 5, G28, YG03, 17; Houses: C0, 1, 3, 5, E50, 51, 53, Y15, 19; Snow: C0, 1, 3, 5; Santa – Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11, 23, R20; Hair: C0, 1, 3, 5; Bag: E50, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59; Outfit: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9, R32, 35, 37, 39, 89, Y11, 26, W0, 1, 3, 5; Sleigh: C1, 3, 5, R35, 37, 39, Y11, 26, 28; Other: CC Designs sentiment

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Merging Digital Images A tutorial by Delphine

I always start by choosing the character I feel like colouring and want to put center stage first – here Classic Santa by Crissy Armstrong.

I now want to fill the space behind my character. I start building my background horizontally, either by using a pre-made scene or by adding elements and really creating my own. Here, I am going to use winter elements from Make It Crafty and add Make It Crafty Winter Fence. I adapt the size to match Santa.

To really fill the background, I add the Winter Fence again to the left of Santa.

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Now, I have to imagine what is behind the big fence and in the distance to give some depth to the scene. I add the Little Village Scene, which I crop to keep only the houses. I like how they are on a slant, but it is possible to slightly rotate the image to straighten them.

Once the “horizontal� background is done, I like framing my character by adding elements on the sides. In this case to the left, I use the Large Pine Tree digi stamp to fill the space and crop it a little. Tip: To give interest to the scene and to make it look like a natural close up, it is important to cut elements and not leave them as whole.

The background is still a little empty, so I add another tree behind Santa, the same one, but re-sized smaller.

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Still filling the left side, I use Santa’s Sleigh which I crop to only keep the front part visible, which will give the impression Santa has just got off and the scene created is a close up.

Last, I add a thin black frame to see what my scene will look like once it is cut and make sure I am happy with it. If necessary, I move elements a little to adjust.

Then I print, colour, and cut my image just inside the black frame.

A FEW MORE TIPS… *To build your scene, simply think – character, background, sides. *You can use only parts of your digi images, you don’t have to keep the whole images. Crop, resize, rotate… there are lots of possibilities! *Play with the sizes and keep in mind what the proportions should be like to reflect reality. *To crop your images, you can either crop and add to your scene or add then crop. If I know I want to keep most of the image, I first add it then crop. If I only want to use a small part of the image, I crop it, then add it and make adjustments. *Also be careful not to overfill the scene. The space I have left on Santa’s right hand side helps to balance it all out. If I had have added something there it would have looked too busy.

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Customer Creations As always we are happy to share the fantastic creations submitted by our customers and fans. Big thanks to Rea, Manderly, and Vanja for sharing these wonderful creations as we spotlight our customers.... Card by Rea Custer; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Jingle Bell Ride; Papers: Night and Day Design Paper from Stampin' Up; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Embellishments: Doily, ribbon, poinsettias, and berries; Tools/Other: Stickles

{jingle bells} {fall fun} Card by Rea Custer; Whimsy Stamps Product(s):Lomasi; Papers: Kraft and Basic Grey "Papyrus"; Ink/Coloring Medium: Distress Inks; Embellishments: Seed beads, ribbon, burlap, flowers, pin and feathers printed from the Internet; Tools/Other: Gold Stickle

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Front of Card: Card by Vanja Stevanovic; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Ride, Christmas Tree in Words, Santa's Midnight Snack, Happy Holidays Joy to the World Sentiment; Papers: My Minds Eye The Merry Days of Christmas Pastel Prints & Cardstock - Mat Stacks by DieCuts with a View; Ink/Coloring Medium: StazOn Jet Black, Tsukineko, VersaFine Olympia Green, Tsukineko, VersaCraft Ultramarine, Tsukineko, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, Staedtler watercolour pencils; Embellishments: Mulberry Crafts Red Poinsettia, Pom Pom Trim white, cheese cloth, stamples, lace and ribbon; Tools/Other: Westcott punch - small snowflake, Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder, Stickles - Frosted Lace, Carioca art glitter glue - Multi colours and Pastel Mitsubishi pencil – Sparkling, Sakura Metallic Gelpens - gold, silver metallic and real white

{happy holidays} Inside of Card: Card by Vanja Stevanovic; Whimsy Stamps Product(s): Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Ride, Christmas Tree in Words, Santa's Midnight Snack, Happy Holidays Joy to the World Sentiment; Papers: My Minds Eye - The Merry Days of Christmas Pastel Prints & Cardstock - Mat Stacks by DieCuts with a View; Ink/Coloring Medium: StazOn Jet Black, Tsukineko, VersaFine Olympia Green, Tsukineko, VersaCraft Ultramarine, Tsukineko, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, Staedtler watercolour pencils; Embellishments: Mulberry Crafts - Red Poinsettia, Pom Pom Trim - white, cheese cloth, stamples, lace and ribbon; Tools/Other: Westcott punch - small snowflake, Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder, Stickles - Frosted Lace, Carioca art glitter glue - Multi colours and Pastel Mitsubishi pencil – Sparkling, Sakura Metallic Gelpens - gold, silver metallic and real white

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{warm winter wishes}

Card by Manderly Lynn; Stamps: Alannah with Bonus Sentiment by StampArt Design by Kathryne; Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics; Papers: Arctic Wishes DCWV; Embellishments: Christmas brads, ribbon, trim- Hobby Lobby; Other: Memory Box dies

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Coloring Snow with Copics Coloring Pleats with Copics Creating Stencils with Shapeology Dies and more

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Tutorial by Iris Wiechmann With the holiday season approaching quickly we are all soon in to make Christmas and Winter cards again, which makes coloring snow almost inevitable. In this Copic coloring tutorial I would like to show you how to color snow in 3 different shades - blue, grey and a vintage beige color.

Blue - cool white I use the cool blue tones for snow when I want a crisp icy look. For coloring snow with blue hue's I use the following Copic markers: B0000, B000, B00 and C1

I start with my darkest blue which is B00. I only color the shadows lightly. Don't add too much color you want to keep the bright white as your highlight area. The next marker is B000. I go slightly over the edges of the B00. Don't blend out the color too much into the white! With B0000 soften the edges even more.

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With C1 add some soft darkest shadows, e.g. in corners etc. When I'm done laying down color I use my blender pen to slightly soften the colors. I just don't like hard lines on my snow. You can omit this step if you like more crisp /hard lines.. I work from the bright white area towards the blue. This way I wont pull the color into the white highlight! Always work light handed when doing this.

Grey - darker/neutral white For the more neutral white I use the cool greys from Copic: C00, C0, C1, C3

Starting with the darkest color just lay down the deepest shadow. Remember don't put down too much and always work light handed. Now add the second color, C1

Start softening the edges using Co and continue with C00. Just a bit and don't drag the color to much into the white to keep enough highlights! To give it a softer look use the blender pen again very carefully working from white towards the grey.

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Beige - vintage/warm/dirty white For a warmer white/beige or a vintage shabby chic look I prefer to use the following colors: W00, W1, E40, E42

Like with the other two colors before start with the darkest color E42. Continue with E40

Add some deeper tones in the shadow areas using W1 Slightly soften the edges with W00. Keep in mind to not work too far into the white!

Again use the blender for a softer look.

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Tutorial by Janette Garcia You can make tabs out of any symmetrical shape. I often use punches or die cuts to make tabs for my smash books. Here is a quick tutorial on how this can be done. First you must cut out the shape; any symmetrical shape will work. I am using the *NEW Notables 7 Die and heavy kraft cardstock; cutting it by running it with my cuttlebug.

Next you will need to score down the center of the shape. I just eye balled it on the score board.

Fold and your tab is done. I like adding these to my smash books but you can add them on cards, tags, scrapbook layouts or any other craft. You can emboss, or stamp on tabs or make from designer paper for added interest.

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Tutorial by Shanna Shands Staff Designer Shanna shows us her technique for coloring pleats using Copic Markers. We hope you will grab your Copics and following along with Shanna!

Supplies Needed: Whimsy Stamps Products: Santa Baby Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, T3

Step 1: Lay down your lighter color B000. Next layer down B91. Step 2: Then I laid down a darker color B97. Step 3: Next I blend the B97 out with B95.

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Step 4 and 5: Then I blended everything out with B93. After B93 I went back in with B91. Step 6: Cover everything with B000.

Step 7 and Step 8: Add T3 in the darkest parts to create a shadow. Then go back over the T3 with B97. Step 9: Blend out with B95.

Step 10: Blend B95 out with B93 Step 11: Finally cover everything with B91 and B000.

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Stencils

A tutorial by Shannah Bartle

I absolutely love my dies and the fabulous range at Whimsy Stamps keeps me wanting more. But often when I throw out a die cut ‘negative’ I wonder what I might have been able to create with it. Sooo… I decided to delve into the ‘other side of the die’ and tried “stenciling” with Whimsy dies. Here’s what I came up with… Supplies Needed: ● Paper ● Whimsy Shapeology Dies ● Ink ● Sponging Tool ● Die Cutting Machine

Die cut 1 x Large and 2 x Small ‘Whimsy Layered Snowflake Dies’ from a piece of scrap cardstock (approx. 2 ¾ x 6”) in an arrangement you’d like to stencil on your card. Cut another piece of white cardstock 2” x 5 ¼ “and adhere behind die cut snowflakes with removable tape. © Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

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Holding firmly, gradually sponge ink onto snowflakes until desired colour depth is reached.

Carefully remove top layer of cardstock revealing stenciled snowflakes. Apply Ranger ‘Arctic Ice’ Stickles around edge of stencil feature. Assemble card as desired.

{sparkly winter} Card by Shannah Bartle; Whimsy Stamps Products: “Layered Snowflake Dies”, “Holiday Notables 2” by Raindrop Echo Designs, and “Winter Frost” 6x6 Papers by Michele Roos; Paper: C/S – SU ‘Espresso’; Ink / Colouring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Ink, VersaMagic ‘Ocean Depth’; Embellishments: Ranger ‘Stardust’ and ‘Arctic Ice’ Stickles, Rhinestones; Tools / Other: EK Success Scalloped Scallop Punch.

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Altered Tags A tutorial by Patricia Garcia

Create beautiful holiday gift tags using plain manilla tags. You can mass produce similar ones or create one of a kind tags for all your holiday gifts! Supplies Used: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Snow Flake Background lace tape Paper flowers Shabby Ribbon Crochet Lace Glitter Mist Distress Ink Gold Glass Manila Tags Glue

1. Stamp your manila Tags With the Snow Flake Background 4. Dip them in the Gold Glass 5. Let it dry, so the Glass can stick, set aside 2.Add your Pretty Lace as shown, set aside. 6. Finish assembling your tags with the shabby ribbon and the flower 3. Add glue to the top part of your flowers on top

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Project contributors: Crissy Armstrong Deb Routledge Debbie Eastman DeNetra Bates Heidy Blom Iris Wiechmann Janette Garcia Jodi Amidei Kelly Mannix Lisa Andrews West Lori St. Clair Melissa Andrew Patricia Garcia Shanna Shands Shannah Bartle Sheri Danielson Simonne Clay Tammy Louise Cunliffe

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

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Tutorials contributors: Delphine Splace Iris Wiechmann Janette Garcia Patricia Garcia Shanna Shands Shannah Bartle

Make It Crafty DT Barbara Sprout Delphine Splace Stephanie Hester Zoe McGrath

Whimsy Artists: Crissy Armstrong Dana’s Digis Elisabeth Bell KennyK LiaStampz Lori St. Clair - Ashlan Valor 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 Time for Tea Designs Whimsy Fans: Manderly Lynn Rea Custer Vanja Stevonovic Editors: Denise Lynn Ann Vento Ellen Lynch

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

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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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