Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

World Cardmaking Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the art of handmade cards – whether made with construction paper and crayons or with more sophisticated supplies. As we crafters can all agree, a store-bought card, while nice, just can’t replace the personal and thoughtful nature of one made by hand. Today, the Whimsy Design Teams are honoring this craft with two hops – one here and another on Instagram. For each hop, Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store. To increase your chances of winning, be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop. All comments must be left by midnight EST on Saturday, October 12th . One winner will be randomly-chosen from each hop, and both winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Sunday, October 13th 
For my Halloween Treat Boxes, I used Whimsy's new Mini Treat Box Die.   This die is super cute and very easy to assemble.  I added white polka dots to the top of the box to jazz it up a little. 
I used Kooky Monsters to decorate the top of the box.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The image was cut using the Stitched Circles Die set.  I added glossy accents to the monster's eyes and spots. 
I tied purple and white twine around the box and through a hole in the image.  I stamped the sentiment and tucked it under the bow.  I added Crafty Foam Tape under the circle to give a bit of room for the twine.  
For a finishing touch, I added a ghost and clear gem in the middle of the bow from the Boo Sparkletz collection. These boxes are perfect little treats to pass out to kids or in my case, because I am a teacher, to my colleagues! ;)

Blog Hop Lineup: 
For more Halloween fun and prizes, be sure to check out the Whimsy Blog every night this month for the 3rd Annual 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration!
*NEW Mini Treat Box Die  Kooky Monsters Clear StampsPierced and Stitched Circles Die SetGlossy AccentsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Boo

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Hello my friends!
Whimsy is celebrating Halloween all month long, so I will have lots of fun projects to share with you!
How about this deliciously scary zombie card?  It is called Zombie Herd. I colored it with Copic markers and tried to give their faces a sort of dead appearance by adding shades of purple. 
 This is definitely a different card for me, as I tend to be sort of cutesy or feminine.  But I had a great time coloring it.  I added sentiments using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I layered over red card stock using Crafty Foam Tape.  I didn't think this card was suitable for glitter or sequins! LOL! So I kept it pretty simple. 
Are you a fan of scary Halloween or cutesy Halloween? Just curious!
*NEW Zombie Herd Rubber Cling StampCrafty Foam Tape WhiteWhite Embossing Powder - Basic

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

31 Days of Halloween!

Hello friends! Michele here! I am so excited to participate in Whimsy Stamp's 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!  So much goodness right there at the Whimsy Blog! each and every night in October! AND....there are prizes to be won too! ;) More about today's contest at the end of this post. 

For my card I used Flying Cat Witch. Because honestly, who doesn't think a flying cat on a broom is adorable? 
I stamped the kitty and then masked it so I could create the moonlit background.  I cut a circle and used both the positive and negative space to ink the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in purple and yellow.   I peeled the mask off and brought the cat to life using Polychromo pencils. 

For the purple panel, I used Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles and layered everything using Crafty Foam Tape.  I added a green and white twine and alphabet letters to spell out the word, BOO.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory to add a few "stars" to the background.  

Would you like to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate for Whimsy Stamps?  Just comment on the Whimsy Blog us if you dress up for Halloween and if you do, what are you dressing as?  A random winner will be selected on Halloween night! 
And in case you were wondering...yes, I am dressing up for Halloween. I am a 4th grade teacher and the students absolutely LOVE that the teachers dress up.  So what am I going to be? 
Little Bo Peep from Toy Story! 

Flying Cat Witch Rubber Cling StampZig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die SetCrafty Foam Tape WhiteNuvo - Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell

Monday, September 30, 2019

Rainbow Birthday!

Happy Monday to you! It has rained in Chicago all weekend, so I needed to create a card that wasn't as gloomy as the weather.  I used Whimsy Stamp's Array of Rainbows Die set and went die cutting crazy! I started piecing them together to create, I think, an interesting background.  I coated it with glossy accents.  
I cut the sentiment using the Birthday Word and Shadow Die.  The candle is from the Calories Schmalories set.  I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to the top.  I placed it right over where the letter i would be.  

I added sheer polka dot ribbon to the top and a few gem stones here and there. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Array of Rainbows Die SetBirthday Word and Shadow Die SetCalories Schmalories Clear StampsGlossy AccentsStickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust