Hi there! Sorry I am so quiet lately. Another book series has me in it’s grip. I have to stop reading once this one is over and get back in my stamping groove.

It’s my turn to share on the Spellbinders blog today. This week is all about techniques and I used the new Hexagon dies to create a quilted background. I hope you have time to check out the entire photo tutorial.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!
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For my last project for JustRite Stampers I used a new fall set called Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves set. I hope you have time to check out the card (I had to use those gorgeous Decorative Label Eight dies again. They will definitely become one of my favorite die set!) on the JustRite Stampers blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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My second project for the JustRite Stampers blog was created with the gorgeous new stamps Becca Feeken designed. I am so excited that she has her own stamp line now. I love her style!

I hope you have time to go to the blog and check out the entire card. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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It’s release week at Flourishes. Today’s sneak peek set is a gorgeous new flower set from Marcella Hawley. The image is so much fun to color. It’s practically screams summer and begs for fun, bright colors.

I stamped the big image in  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. The image was cut with the smallest of the Grand Oval Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG25, YG17, C00, C3). The edges were sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the oval was adhered to a piece of black cardstock that was hand cut into a slightly bigger layer.

A sentiment from the set was stamped on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the Tailor-Made Classic Tag dies. The center had been sponged with Tumbled ink. The tag was tied to a Sheer Ribbon bow and adhered to the lower left of the image. Part of a Silver Finesse Rhinestone swirl was adhered on the tag as well as on the upper right of the image.

The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest of the Grand Decorative Oval Nestabilities die.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

 

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE JULY RELEASE? Have you checked out our IT’S SKETCHY CHALLENGE? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full July release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Today is Silke and my first Flourishes Friday Focus post. It is time for a sketch challenge. I used an image from the Nasturtiums set and a sentiment from the Fuchsias in Bloom set.  Both sets are on the retirement list and won’t be available much longer.

I started by cutting and embossing a piece of white cardstock with the soon to be released Card Creator Matting B Basics (3rd smallest die). I stamped the big image from Nasturtiums in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the piece while the die was still over it. I stamped part of it again so I could cut one flower off and overlay it on the main image. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR07, YR09, G40, G43, G46, BG000, BG01) and adhered to a piece of cardstock cut and embossed with the third largest Card Creator Postage Edges die.

A piece of My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody Paper was cut and embossed with the third smallest of the Card Creator Matting A Basics die. The paper was sanded and the edges were stitched before it was adhered behind the image layers.

The layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Postage Edges Card Creator die. The layers were adhered to the card base,  a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of green cardstock, folded in half.

A 4 1/4″ long strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed a Classic Edges One die and a Classic Decorative Insert Five die. Ribbon was tied around the top  before the strip was adhered to the card base.  The ribbon was topped with a button. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and a few small rhinestones finish off the card.

If you are interested in winning the two “soon to be retired” Flourishes set I used for this card, just add your url to the Mr. Linky underneath. I will pick a winner on Monday with the help of random.org.

Check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Hello and welcome to Day 6 of our June Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (20 June) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 26 June 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 27 June.

My sample today was created with another new image from Elisabeth Bell. I stamped Lemon Pepper’s Laundry Day Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock,. It was cut and embossed with the largest  Classic Square Nestabilities die. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Shirt/birds: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08   Jeans/blanket: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99   Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11   Hair: Y32, E33, E37, E29   Apron/Laundry: YG01, YG03, YG17   Apron/Sheet/Cat: N0, N1, N3    Flowers/Blanket: Y35, Y38, YR07    Ground: YG61, YG63, YG67, E31    Background: BG0000, BG000). The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest swatches die.

A piece of Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Patterned Paper was cut and embossed with a  Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched. Another piece of Spring Jubilee paper was sanded and stitched and adhered slightly askew over the bigger layer. Aqua Sheer ribbon was tied around the layers before they were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

The image was adhered over the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment from the new Definition Notables 4 sentiments was stamped twice in Tuxedo Black on Neenah White cardstock. The bold words were cut out and adhered to the left of the image.

I left the card without further embellishments, not wanting to distract from the very detailed image.

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

Michele RoosSpecial Guest

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!
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Hi everyone! I am excited to be able to show you a new die coming out soon.  I LOVE the new Card Creators dies that Spellbinders™ is launching! They are perfect for creating wonderful shaped cards. Today I get to show you the Polka Dot Card Creators die. I used the largest one to create the base for this card.

 

Supply List:

  • Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur machine
  • S5-133 Card Creators A2 Polka Dots (MSRP $29.99)
  • S5-131 Card Creators A2 Matting Basics A (MSRP $29.99)
  • S5-132 Card Creators A2 Matting Basics B (MSRP $29.99)
  • Flourishes Gerber Daisies
  • Want2Scrap Silver Sleek Rhinestones Strip

I started by cutting and embossing a piece of white cardstock with the largest Polka Dot die. Because the die is so intricate, I placed a piece of wax paper over the die before placing the cardstock over it. It helps getting the die cut out of the die after it is cut and embossed.

Another piece of white cardstock with the fourth largest of the Basic A dies and a Kraft cardstock with the third largest Basic B die.

The card base and the Kraft piece of cardstock were taken out the die; I left the white rectangle in the die.

The image was stamped to the white card piece with the die still over it. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Flowers: Y11, Y13, Y15, W3    Flower Center: E42, E43, E44, E47    Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67).

The image was masked, and then the edges were sponged. The image was first adhered to the Kraft layer, then to the card base.  A sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped on the upper right side and the word friend was underlined with rhinestones from a Sleek Silver Rhinestones Strip from Want2Scrap.

A piece of white cardstock was folded in half to create the card base. Again a piece of wax paper was placed over the die before the cardstock was added. When cutting card bases with dies, make sure you do NOT cut the folded part. Place it so that it lies inside the die.

I added Scor-Tape to the inside of the card base and liquid glue on the outer parts. Then the pieces were adhered to finish the card.

These dies not only look good as a card base, but also as layers on cards. I created another card sample to show the smaller dies off.  I used the longer and thin die to create covers for Hershey nuggets. Those are a great way to dress up chocolate quickly .

The Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! Begins on June 21st and will end on June 28th, 2012. It consists of 24 individual prizes and one grand prize drawing.  Enter the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! by visiting the participating blogs each day.

At the end of each blog post, click on the “Enter HERE” to open the entry form. You may only enter once from each blog each day.

Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive that blog’s newly revealed dies. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants who sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.

Day Two of this contest is now closed. Please visit SpellbindersPaperArts.com for more inspiration.

**Enter the contest by clicking HERE**

Thanks you so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to check our the other blog hop participants today and during the entire time of the Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Blog hop.

Cindy Echtinaw

Sherry Cheever

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It was my turn to create a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers. I decided to create a tutorial on how to create shaped cards. I still get a lot of questions on how to do that. For my sample card I used the darling Blush Babette image from The Greeting Farm. It was stamped  in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E000, E00, E01 Hair: Y26, E33, E35, E37 Dress: R11, R12, R14 Socks: YR30, YR31 Ground: W3, W5, W7, W9).

The image was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink before it was adhered first to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the next size bigger piece of Petite Oval Nestabilities die, then on white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest  Floral Oval Nestabilities die.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy paper were cut and embossed with a Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded, stitched and May Arts ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip. The paper was adhered to the card base, white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die. The ribbon was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

Three little flowers (Michaels) were adhered to the lower left corner of the image. The sentiment from Blush Babette was stamped in Tuxedo Black on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest of the Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The sentiment was adhered underneath the bow.  Fancy That! Border Bling on the top right and part of a Silver Finesse Rhinestone Swirl on the lower left finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Hello and welcome to Day three of our May Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (23 May) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 29 May 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 30 May.

My card today was created with the new Wee image Peggy. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Classic Square Nestabilities die and colored it with Copic Markers (Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11   Hair: Y32, E33, E37, E29   Dress/Shoes: R20, R21, R22, R24, N0, N1, N3  Flowers: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15   Leaves/bow/bird: YG01, YG03, YG17   Background: B0000, B000). The image was layered on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

A piece of Lily Bee Designs Handmade Patterned paper was cut and embossed with a Grand Square Nestabilities die.  A 2″ wide strip of the same paper pack was adhered diagonally over the layer. A  paper doily was adhered to the upper right corner of the image layer and a hole was punched on the lower half of the right hand side. Green May Arts ribbon was threaded through the hole, the image was adhered to the paper layer and tied into a bow. The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

A sentiment from Good Life Tickets was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink white cardstock cut and embossed with a Home Sweet Home die. The embossed part was colored with Copic Marker B0000. The tag was tied on over the bow with a button and embroidery thread. Parts of a  Finesse Rhinestone Swirl over the bow and a few Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones and Silver Baby Bling Rhinestones on the lower left corner finish off the card.

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

Bev Rochester Special Guest
Colleen Schaan – Special Guest
Ellie Stover
Niki Estes

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!
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Hello and welcome to Day two of our May Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (23 May) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 29 May 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 30 May.

For my sample today I chose the new Wee image Love Trip. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Bugs: N0, N1, N3, N5, R24, R29, R39   Balloon: Y32, Y17, YR15, YR18, BG000, BG01, BG05   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17   Flowers: Y13, Y15, Y17   Basket: E30, E31, E33, E37).  The edges of the image were sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The image was then adhered to a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed with the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die.

A 2 1/4″ x 4″ strip of Pink Paislee She Art patterned paper was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper pack. The bottom corners were rounded, the edges sanded and stitched. May Arts ribbon was threaded through a hole in the Floral Oval die cut before it was adhered in the center of the patterned paper with dimensionals. The layers were adhered to a card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock, folded in half with the bottom corners rounded.

A sentiment from Ticket Notes was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock. It was cut out, colored with Copic Marker B000 and tied to the ribbon bow with embroidery thread and a button. Parts of a black Finesse Rhinestone swirl finish off my card.

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

Debbie Eastman
Heidy Blom
Lori Pachkowsky
Michele Roos

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!
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