Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by the amazing Eva Doblias. She shows us how easy it is to use Twinkling H2O’s. She couldn’t create a video, so I shot one showing how to use the paints to create a watercolor wash background.

I started by stamping snowflakes from Verve’s Glad Tidings in VersaMark ink on a 3″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock.  They were embossed with white embossing powder before I used blue and purple Twinkling H2O’s for the waterwash. Once the paper dried, I stitched the edges of that layer.

A piece of white cardstock was cut with the Vintage Oval Frame die and the stamp with the same name was stamped over it with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. A sentiment from Glad Tidings was stamped in the center.

Silver glimmer paper was cut and embossed with the two smallest dies from Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Four, layered on top of each other and connected with a Recollections brad (Michaels). The snowflake was adhered to the right hand side of the sentiment layer. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestone package were added underneath the sentiment. The sentiment layer was adhered to the lower left of the background layer before the background was adhered to the card base. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finishes off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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My card today is super easy. I started with a 4″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was folded in half and the bottom left corner was rounded. One corner of a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Echo Park’s Holly Jolly Christmas paper was rounded before the edges were sanded. The layer was adhered to the left hand side of the card front.

I have had the Taylored die Merry for a while and had to use it before Christmas is over. I like it a lot. I cut two Merry’s out of Red Devil Fourz Bazzill cardstock and one of silver glimmer paper. They were adhered to the lower part of the card base. Three tiny rhinestones were added on the Y of the bottom Merry.

Next I cut and embossed silver glimmer paper and Red Devil cardstock with the two small dies from the 2012 Snowflake Pendant Shapeabilities® die set. The snowflakes were adhered to the upper right hand side of the card front and topped with rhinestones. A paper piercing edge along the paper strip above the sentiments finish off the card.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family! Have a wonderful day!
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Hello and welcome to Day one of Whimsy Stamps November Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

First of all I want to wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Let me just tell you how thankful I am for all my readers. It still boggles my mind that so  many of you subscribe to my blog. I am extremely thankful for all of you and LOVE it when you let me know what you think about my creations.

On Wednesday (21 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 27 November 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 28 November.

For my card today I used Crissy’s darling new Snow Fairy Princess. It was stamped inTuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the smallest Spellbinders™ Grand Circles Nestabilities®. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, N0, N1, N3     Wings: BG10, BG11, BV0000, BV000     Skin: E97, E99, E09, E18    Skin: E50, E21, E34), masked and sponged first with London Fog, then a bit with Toffee Crunch Memento inks.

The edges of the circle were inked with VersaMark ink, sprinkled with Sticky Embossing Powder, heated and Martha Stewart Sterling Glitter was added over it. Little dots were added with a white gel pen.  Subtle sparkle was added with a clear spica pen, more sparkle was added to the wings with Frost Smooch Glitz.

A sentiment from the new Snowflake Mini Letter Seals was stamped in Turquoise Gem VersaMagic Ink on white cardstock and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder and cut and embossed with a Standard Circle die. It was adhered to the image layer with foam adhesive squares.

The card base was created as a Twisted Easel card, cut and embossed out of Neenah Solar White cardstock with the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circle Nestabilities dies. A piece of Whimsy Winter Blues Patterned Paper was cut with the smallest Grand Circle Nestabilities die,  the edges were sanded and adhered to the inside of the card.

Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the three smallest Create-a-Flake Four Shapeabilities® dies. The snowflake pieces were covered with the Emboss It Dabber. Sticky embossing powder was added, heated and the snowflakes were covered with Sterling Glitter.  They were stacked together with foam adhesive squares and topped with a Queen & Co Twinkle Goosebumps.  The sparkly snowflake was adhered to the bottom of the inside of the card. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered to the snowflake. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestone were added to the card front to finish off the card.

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

Ann Vento
Deb Routledge – Special Guest
Debbie Eastman
Michele Roos – Special Guest
Sylvia Blum

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

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If you would like to join Whimsy Stamps as their Guest Designer for the January 2013 release, please CLICK HERE for all the details. Entries close at 12.00pm on 28 November.

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2ScrapPenny Black, and The Craft’s Meow. For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with Winter and Holidays in mind.
The holidays provide many opportunities for paper crafters to give an extra personal touch to every occasion.  Whether you are doing place cards for a dinner, tags for gift giving or even just hand made projects using your supplies on hand, it is a blessed season indeed!

As you can see it’s my post from yesterday’s Spellbinders Blog. We moved the blog hop right before I left for my trip to Arizona and I didn’t have time to create a new one. I used The Craft’s Meow Vintage Snowflake Set to stamp the circles with Versamagic ink. You can see a better picture on the Spellbinders blog. If you comment there, and then come back and post on yesterday’s post as well, you will be entered in a drawing for my Create-a-Flake 4 dies.

To welcome you back to our blog hop, we are giving away PRIZE PACKAGES so be sure to hop along!  Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  November 23 on Nina’s Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways.  Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc. 

Thank you for joining us today!

Here is a little sneak peek of the card I am sharing at the  Spellbinders blog today.  I hope you have time to check out my quick tutorial for this card on the Spellbinders blog. If you have time to comment there, come back and let me know.

If you do that (comment there and then here) it will enter you in a raffle for my gorgeous Create-a-Flake Four Snowflake die set. It just retired (meaning Spellbinders Paper Arts is out of those dies and you soon won’t get them anymore. Still available in stores while supplies last).

I will pick a winner on Sunday with the help of random.org. International readers are invited to enter the raffle too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! I know mine will be. I am in Arizona right now hanging out with my fellow Spellblogger and the Spellbinders Blog team.

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Today’s featured new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps set is called Snowflake Greetings. As the name says it has quite an assortment of snowflakes as well as greetings. My card was created out of  5 1/2″ x 7″  piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was folded in half and  a 3/4″ border was masked off with Eclipse Tape.

The center of the card was sponged with Evergreen Bough and Broken China Distress inks. Snowflakes were stamped with those same colors as well as Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

A border was drawn with a Copic Multiliner and a sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner of the sponged area with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Three rhinestones from Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones were adhered to the left of the sentiment.

White cardstock was cut with the Faceted Snowflake die. A green button was tied on with silver cord before the snowflake was adhered to the upper right hand corner of the sponged area.

Make sure you check the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp blog to see more samples created with the new set.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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I created this card for a Way to Use it Challenge (no fall colors) and a CASE study challenge.  I just LOVED the card we had to case and it made me create not just one but several cards. For this one I paired 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ wide strips of different colored blue Bazzill cardstock were adhered to a slightly bigger white base. I used the new Simon Says Stamp Curvy Snowflake die to cut a negative image in the center.  The edges were stitched and the snowflake die cut was adhered over the negative cut.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 3/4″ x 10″ piece of Limeade Bazzill cardstock, folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded.

A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut and with Holiday Folded Banner die. The sentiment and frame is from the same named Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamp set and was stamped on the banner with Jet Black Archival ink. The banner was adhered to the lower right edge of the snowflake panel. Rhinestones on the snowflake and next to the banner finish off the card.

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P.S.: Today’s Holiday Blitz tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was created by Theresa Momber. She shows you how to turn a circle die cut into a darling basket.

 

I created this card as an entry for MFT’s November Guest Designer contest. I started by cutting Kraft cardstock with the Peek-a-Boo Squared Die-namics die.  The layer was stamped with the smallest diamond background from Distressed Diamonds stamp set with Moonlight Brilliance ink.  Winter blues Whimsy paper was adhered behind the openings and the edges were pierced.

The bottom corners of a 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ of Winter Blues paper were rounded and adhered to a 4″ square of white cardstock with rounded corners. Silver curling ribbon was tied around the top of the paper layers with a button before all layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Patina Bazzill Cardstock with rounded corners. The peek-a-boo layer was adhered to the card base with foam adhesive squares.

Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut with the two smaller dies from Let it Snowflake die-namic dies, stacked and topped with a rhinestone from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones. Two small snowflakes were cut out white cardstock as well. The snowflakes were adhered to the panels that didn’t have the tree .

Another piece of white cardstock was cut with a Fishtail Flag Stax and a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments was stamped in Rocket Red Gold Brilliance Ink. It was adhered in the center of the card.

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P.S.: Today’s Holiday Blitz tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by Cindy Hall. She shows us how to create a darling telescoping snowman card. I hope you have time to check it out!

I created this card a while ago for one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Splitcoaststampers. It’s perfect for our new Crafty Friends Challenge, to use a sentiment as the focal point of the card.

Are you playing along with us? If not, you’re missing out on the chance to lift the spirits of women battling breast cancer at MD Anderson, and also on more than $6500 in prizes from your favorite crafty companies. So what are you waiting for? Get to stamping!

For my card I started by stamping the a frame from Lovely Labels 1 in Sea Breeze VersaMagic Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut out with a Label 18 Nestabilities die. A sentiment from Winter Wonderland was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink in the center of the label.

The bottom corners of a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock were rounded before it was embossed with the Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities folder and it’s edges were stitched. The layer was adhered to the card base, a 4″ x 11″ piece of Seasalt Canvas Bazzill cardstock, folded in half. The sentiment label was adhered slightly hanging over the right hand side with foam adhesive squares.

Snowflakes were cut with Create-a-Flake 4 dies out of white cardstock and adhered to the upper left and lower right of the sentiment label. A Flourish out of white cardstock, cut with a the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents die, was adhered to the right of the double stacked snowflake and rhinestones were added to the center of each snowflake. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more Sentimental inspiration:

 

 

I created this card for last week’s Featured Stamper challenge. I loved this layout from Cheryl’s card and decided to use it and just change it a tiny bit. I changed the colors, the direction of the stitching and made it a Christmas card.

I was too lazy to cut and emboss 9 circles with my Circle Nestabilities, so I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch to cut circles out of Carta Bella’s Merry & Bright patterned paper. They were adhered to the top of a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Patina Bazzill Cardstock.  Two lines were scored at the 4 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ with my Scor-Buddy. Lines were stitched diagonally through the circles and the bottom corners were rounded.


A sentiment from Taylored  Expressions Very Merry stamp set was stamped on the bottom right corner of the cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. The layer was adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, folded in half.  White cardstock was cut and embossed with two small Create a Flake 4 Spellbinders dies. They were adhered together with more foam adhesive square. A rhinestone was added to the center of the flake. It was adhered to the lower left circle. More rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were adhered in the center of each circle and to the left of the sentiment to finish off the card.

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