Today’s tutorial on Splitcoast is written by the wonderful Stacy Morgan. She is showing us how to create little treat holder that look like Hershey’s Kisses. I shot the video and create a Halloween treat holder…What else but a Halloween project can I showcase today, right?

I started by cutting two hearts out of Kraft cardstock with the largest of the Classic Heart Nestabilities dies. They were first stamped with the smallest Distressed Diamonds background in Cloud White VersaMagic Ink. Once that dried, I stamped the star banner from Primitive Pumpkins over it in Jet Black Archival ink.

A pumpkin was cut out of Neenah Solar White cardstock with one of the Primitive Pumpkin Die-namic dies, and one of the pumpkins was stamped over it in Tea Leaves and Pumpkin Spice VersaMagic Ink. Lizard Bazzill Textured Cardstock was cut with the Flourish Die-namics die. The flourish and the pumpkin were adhered to the treat holder front and a button was tied to the pumpkin with silver cord.

A sentiment of the Primitive Pumpkins set was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink on a white strip of cardstock and tied on to the Hershey’s Kiss with more silver cord.

 

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Halloween!
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Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps October 2012 rubber stamp and die RELEASE (Holiday Collection Part 2)!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 23 fantastic new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 5 wonderful new Shapeology dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ templates and 2 beautiful 6×6 paper packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

From today until 30 October the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 31 October) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

For my first sample I chose the adorable Wee Boo image. It’s so cute, I can’t stand it. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock . It was colored with  Copic Markers (Little Dragons: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, E50, E51, E53, R20   Pumpkin: E95, E97, E99   Wings: YG01, YG03, YG17   Bow: C5, C7, C9) and cut out.  The image was stamped again on Echo Park’s Chillingworth Manor patterned paper, colored , cut out and adhered to the main image.

Another piece of Chillingsworth Manor was cut and embossed with the largest of the Classic Oval LG dies. Cloud dies (cut with Spellbinders Whimsy dies) were adhered over it and the layer was sponged with Gray Flannel Memento ink. It was then layered on a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Label Eighteen die. The image was adhered over the spooky background with  foam adhesive squares.

Last week’s tutorial on Splitcoast was so much fun, I had to make another Concertina card. The card base was created with Neenah Solar White cardstock and lined with more Chillingworth patterned paper. Black and green paper were cut with Icicle Border  die and adhered to the top. I think it could be used for “goo” as well as icicles.

The date circle is from Everyday Circle Postmarks and was stamped in Tuxedo Black on more Chillingworth paper. It was cut out and the 31st as well as a circle border were colored with Copic Marker YG01. I ran a bottle cap through my Grand Calibur (cutting plate and Raspberry adapter plate) to flatten it, adhered the sentiment in the center and topped it with a Epoxy Dot. It was adhered with foam adhesives to the upper left hand side of the image.

Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl,  a few rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones and a few rows of a Beautiful Border Bling – Chevrons finish off the card. In case you missed it last week, here is a video for this fold for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful October release. Don’t forget to visit today’s DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp!

[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]
4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Crissy Armstrong ~ Santa & Teddy ~ Sheltering Love ~ The Littlest Reindeer 

4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Apple Blossom’s Skates ~ Chloe’s Little Light ~ Little Jack Drumming ~ Sunkissed’s Christmas Tree


4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Fashionista ~ Jet Setter ~ Santa ~ Xmas Shopping

3 Meljen’s Designs rubber stamps
Holly Christmas Fairy ~ Stocking Kitten ~ Stocking Puppy

3 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps
Batty Boo ~ Birthday Baby Girl ~ Ruby Whimsy

5 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Candy Canes ~ Holiday Mini Tickets ~ Tis The Season Notables 5 ~ Vintage Holiday Gift Tags ~ Holiday Notables 3

5 Shapeology dies
Candy Canes set ~ Holiday Gift Tags set ~ Christmas Tree ~ Holiday Sentimentables set ~ Snowflake Doily

2 6×6 Paper Stacks
Merry and Bright ~ Winter Blues

24 sheets per pack – 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers.
Acid and Lignin free.

2 Shape EZ by TLC templates
Snowflake Card ~ Snowy Ball

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
Have a great day! Hugs and smiles

P. S.: How about a little giveaway? Would you like to win last month released Hazel and the Whimsy Halloween Grunge Paper? If so, just add your name to the inlinkz underneath. Open only for people with US address. Sorry.

I will pick a winner with the help of random.org on Sunday!



I am excited to be hosting the current Crafty Friend Challenge. Since Halloween is just around the corner the challenge is a theme: Halloween. Anything that you can think of Halloween related. For my sample I filled an old Prima Flower bottle (washed it first, of course) with Candy Corn and made a matching card.

My latest order from My Favorite things included Lisa Johnson’s Primitive Pumpkins set. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. First I decorated the bottle.

I started by stamping a background from Well Worn in Jet Black Archival Ink on Kraft cardstock, that had been cut with a die that came with that set.  Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut with another Well Worn Die-namics die. A frame from Well Worn set was stamped over it, then a sentiment from Primitive Pumpkins was stamped in it’s center. Three stars from that set were stamped to the label with Pear Tart Memento Ink.

The smallest pumpkin was stamped in Wild Honey Distress Ink on white cardstock, that had been cut with the matching die. A sour apple button was tied on the stem with  Linen Thread. The pumpkin was adhered to the label with  foam adhesive squares. A small hole was punched on each end of the label and it was tied to the bottle with linen thread, as well as adhered with two foam adhesive squares (to make sure it doesn’t slip).

White cardstock was cut with the Notched Tag die and stamped with the border from the Notched Tag stamp set.  A sentiment from the Primitive Pumpkins set was stamped in the tag along with some stars. Linen thread was tied on along with a Orange Fizz Button and tied around the neck of the bottle.

The card base of the matching card is a 3 1/2″ x 7″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. the star banner from Primitive Pumpkins was stamped to the left, with a sentiment and swirl on the upper right side with Jet Black Archival ink . The big pumpkin was stamped in black on white cardstock, the medium pumpkin in Pear Tart. Both were cut out and adhered to the card base with foam adhesive squares.  Another Orange Fizz button was tied to the big pumpkin and a knot out of Linen thread on the medium pumpkin finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. If we have more then ten entries, I will give away two My Favorite Things sets with matching dies as well as a 6×6 pack. Every challenge entry is an entry for the raffle.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more Halloween inspiration:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday
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The coming week is all about Halloween projects on the Spellbinders blog. So for my video post today I thought I share how to make this little treat bag. I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think. I also posted a couple of pictures of Rebecca there.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

Today’s tutorial was written by the wonderful Patti Gilliam. She is sharing on how to create a darling little box, with a flat back, that allows you display your artwork. I popped my Witch up on four dimensional adhesives, so the box part acts like a stage for her to stand on.

To begin with I stamped Phyllis Harris darling A Tiny Witch in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and  colored her with  Copic Markers (Skin: E000, E00, E01, BV10    Hair: Y23, E97, E99   Dress: V12, V15, V17, V09, YG01, YG03, YG17   Broom: E33, E39, YR21, YR23, YR27   Pumpkin: YR12, YR15, YR04, YR27). The witch was cut out and set aside.

The box base was created out of black cardstock. Two pieces of Echo Park Mischievous Patterned Paper were cut to a 3 13/16″ length. The blue strip measures 1 3/8″, the black piece 2 7/8″. Both pieces were sanded before the blue strip was adhered over the bigger black piece and the edges were stitched. May Arts Ribbon was tied around the blue strip and the bow was topped with a button, tied on with a silver cord.

The layered paper was adhered to the back of the box with Scor-Tape and the Witch was adhered over the ribbon. I stacked 4 foam adhesive squares on top of each other so my witch would stand off a bit.

A 7/8″ x 3 13/16″ strip of Mischievous paper was sanded and stitched before it was adhered to the front. A sentiment from the set was stamped in black ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the insert dies from Fancy Framed Tag One set. The center was sponged with Pear Tart Memento Ink before the oval was adhered to the right hand side of the box part. Three rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones pack were adhered underneath the sentiment and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was added next to the sentiment and under the bow.

Here is  video for the visual learner:

 

I hope you try it out!! This is a fun and super easy box. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Hello and welcome to Day 6 of our August Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (22 August) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new digital papers and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 28 August the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 29 August.

For my card today I used another darling new Wee image called Hazel. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink once on Neenah Solar White cardstock and was colored with  Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E51, E53    Hair: Y23, E97, E99   Hat/dress: C3, C5, C7, C9   Buckles: Y15, Y17, YR15   Skirt/(Dragon): YG01, YG03, YG17, (R00)   Broom: E35, E37, E27, Y23, Y26, Y28). The image was cut and embossed with the largest of the Marvelous Square Nestabilities die. The image was masked, cloud masks were adhered over the square and the background was airbrushed with Copic Marker with B66, B69.  The clouds were then shaded with Copic Marker W00, W0 and W1.

A piece of Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium paper was cut and embossed with the third smallest of the Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges and sanded and were stitched. Another piece of Apothecary Emporium paper was cut, sanded and stitched before it was adhered crooked on the bigger layer. Glitter green tulle was cut into about 1 1/2″ wide strip and tied around the the layer before they square was adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with the third smallest Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

Letters from the new sentiments new Spell It Out set were stamped on white cardstock, airbrushed with Copic Marker B66, cut out, layered on white cardstock and cut out again. They were adhered to the right hand side of the image, above the tulle bow. Parts of a black Finesse Rhinestone swirl and aFancy Waves! Border Bling finish off the card.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations! Have a wonderful Sunday!
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I can’t believe my guest designer stint with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is already over. Time seems to fly now that school has started again. Today’s challenge is to create a scene. I made it easy on myself and used a stamp that already looks like a scene when you stamp it. It’s an image from Emilie Goulet’s new Too Cute to Spook 1 set.

The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink once on Neenah Solar White cardstock and once onEcho Park Hello Summer patterned paper. Both images were colored with Copic Markers (Pumpkins: YR00, YR12, YR15, YR18, R08   Leaves: G20, G21, G24, G28   Skin: E000, E00, E01   Shirt: E41, E42, E43, B91, B93, B95  Pumpkin Eyes: E50, E51, E53).  The image on the patterned paper was cut out with scissors and adhered to the image on the white cardstock, which was cut and embossed with a Card Creator Matte B die.

The images were masked and a circle mask was adhered to the upper left corner. With the die still on the cardstock, the image was sponged with Broken China and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks . Next the circle mask was taken off and that area was sponged with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. The layer was then adhered to black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Card Creator Matte A die.

A piece of Hello Summer paper was cut and embossed with another Matte B die, sanded and stitched to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with the next larger Matte A die. Ribbon was tied around the layers before the image layers were adhered with dimensional adhesive. The layers were adhered to the card base,  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock from the Emerald Coast Color Made Easy collection.

A sentiment from the set was stamped on a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest of the Nested Lacey Pennants dies. Four rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were adhered underneath the sentiment before the pennant was adhered to the upper left corner. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl above the bow finish off the card.

I hope you have time to check out the other designers samples and participate in the challenge. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Can you believe we are getting close to Halloween already? Crazy how fast time flies. Me….I am looking forward to next Friday when school starts again. Don’t tell my kids I said that. LOL. I am more creative when I have the house to myself. Today the Kraftin’ Kimmie gang is introducing the Halloween Lulu stamp set. You can find links to the blogs of the participants by clicking on the inlinkz link on the bottom.

For my sneak peek sample I stamped Frankenstein Lulu inTuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock cut and embossed with the second largest Decorative Label Eight Nestabilities die die. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: YG01, YG03, YG17   Hair, Skirt, Sneakers: C3, C5, C7, C9, C10   Jacket, Socks: V04, V06, V09   Ground: W3, W4, W5, W7, W9). It was then masked. The die was placed back over it and cloud masks were added that had been cut with Spellbinders Whimsy die dies. The background was then sponged first with Black Soot, then with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Two pieces of Pink Paislee’s Phantom paper (it is still one of my favorite paper packs) were cut and embossed with the second largest Card Creator Matte A die. The edges were sanded before the layer was stitched to black cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the largest Card Creator Matte B die.

May Arts ribbon was colored with Copic V09 Marker and tied around the patterned paper layers before everything was adhered to the card base, cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Scallop Rectangle die out of Basic Gray cardstock. The bow was topped with a rhinestones brad.

The sentiment is also from the new Halloween Lulu set. It was stamped on white cardstock, cut and embossed with an insert die from the Fancy Framed Tags Two dies. The sentiment layer was sponged just like the image layer background and adhered to the lower left of the image. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl under the bow and  Fancy That! Border Bling on the top left corner finish off the card.

Check out the blog posts of all the Kraftin’ Kimmie Design team members by clicking on the inlinkz button:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Happy Halloween!!!! I hope you will have a safe and fun holiday tonight! I thought I should create a Halloween card to post today.

I created this card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge. It’s a sketch this week and a fun one to boot. It also works for Lori Tecler’s Blogger Challenge, which is to create a Happy Haunting card.

I stamped the Little Witch image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers (coat and hat: N3, N5, N7, N9   Hair: YR16, E99, E07   Skin: R000, R01, R02   Blue: B000, B00, B2   Broom: E35, E37, E39, Y21, Y23, E99  Patch: V12, V15, V09   Background: YR30, 1/5th YR31, YR31).

The image was cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box Technique. It was layered first on a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock, then aon a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the Kaleidoscope Pendant. Diamond Stickles was added to the green dots of the blue fabric as well as dotted on the background.

The edges of two pieces of MME Mischievous patterned paper were sanded and adhered to a 4 1/4″ square of the same paper pack. The layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock piece. Green Organdy Ribbon were tied around the the layers vertically before the image was adhered to the layers with dimensionals. A button was tied over the bow with black waxed linen.

The sentiment from this set was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a white cardstock circle. The image and background was colored just like the main image and it was adhered to the lower right of the image. Baby Bling Rhinestones were added to the top left corner of the layers and parts of a Finesse Swirl to the top and bottom right. Both the swirl and the baby bling Rhinestones were colored with Copic Marker YG25 before they were added to the layers.

The card base was cut and embossed with a Grand Classic Scallop Square Nestabilities die out of dark orange cardstock from Stampin’ Up!. The edges of the cardstock were colored with Copic Marker E07 to match the witches hair. A

The inside of the card is pretty simple A 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ strip of Mischievous paper was adhered to a 4 1/4″ white cardstock square. That was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock and everything was adhered to the inside of the card. The witch image was stamped in Rusty Hinge Distress ink to a white cardstock circle and the edges were sponged with the same color.

Whiff of Joy is looking for Design Team Members for their Sketch Challenge team. To apply make a card for this sketch and add DT behind your name when you enter the challenge. I think I might try. I like challenges and I adore Whiff of Joy images.  Wish me luck!

Happy Halloween!

 

I didn’t get to stamp on Saturday. I got my nose stuck in a book again and couldn’t stop reading. After finishing the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, I continued reading fantasty with Tad Williams Dragonbone Chair and then I stumbled upon Patricia Briggs . I love her easy to read, fun novels. I have almost read them all now and can’t wait until two new books are coming out in August.

Yesterday though, I didn’t touch a book all day. First church (we love our new church here. Our pastor used to be the pastor of Rick’s parents church in San Antonio, where we got married and the boys were dedicated. We couldn’t believe our luck that he is up here now.), then Cheesecake factory, then work, then the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. That is such a great challenge for mojo challenged stamper like me. Casing stampers is fun!!!

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I checked out Kelly’s great gallery and decided on this card.

I love the layout and colors. So soothing.

Well…I wanted to try out new stamps and paper. I had ordered the Halloween paper and the new stamp set From the Crypt. I love the images in that stamp set. I decided to use the skull image for the case of this card.

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The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

It was layered with a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. The top two corners were punched with the ticket corner punch. Next were two 3 5/8″ wide pieces of Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper. Between both layers I added a 1″ x 3 5/8″ strip of Basic Black cardstock that had been punched with the Eyelet border punch. Striped Old Olive Ribbon was tied above the punched strip.

I stamped the skull in Black Stazon on a 2 1/2″ square of Textured White Cardstock and added a bit of Rich Razzleberry into the skull with the Aqua Painter. All corners were punched with the Ticket Corner punch. It was layered on a slightly bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock and then on a scalloped Rich Razzleberry square. The square had been cut with Nestabilities.

In the catalog sample for this set Clear Rhinestones were added into the skull eye sockets. I thought that looked cool and added Clear Rhinestone brads in mine. The sentiment is from All Holidays. It was stamped in Black Stazon on Textured White cardstock and was punched out with the large oval punch. I added a paper pierced row underneath and placed one Clear Rhinestone brad on the right edge.

It still didn’t look finished so I stamped the bat from From the Crypt in Black Stazon on Textured White cardstock, cut it out and taped it on the left hand side of the sentiment. I taped the body down with Sticky Strip and added dimensionals under it’s wings.

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For the inside I layered a Whisper White piece of cardstock to a black cardstock piece.

On both the top corners were punched with the ticket corner punch.

I added a 1 1/4 strip of Cast-a-Spell Designer paper on the bottom of both layers and taped Polka Dot Razzleberry Ribbon dotted side down on top of the paper. I added a Clear Rhinestone brad on the right hand side.

When looking for something to add next to the sentiment in the front, I had stamped and cut out a spider along with the bat. Since the spider was already cut out, I used it for the card inside.

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