Welcome to Whimsy Stamps May rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies together with 3 new Shape EZ files today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 29 May the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will 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 30 May) 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 card sample today, I used a new Wee image called Hopeful. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E51, E53, BV00   Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9   Shirt, Flower, Butterfly: R20, R21, R22, R24   Flowers, flame: Y13, Y15, Y17    Jeans: B32, B34, B37   Lamp: C0, C1, C3, C5   Ground: W3, W5, W7, W9   Background shading: B0000). The edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The image was then adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Label 23 Nestabilities die.

October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest  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.

A sentiment from Fanciful Birthday Notables was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, cut out and the inner part was colored with Copic Marker B0000. It was adhered to the lower right of the image. Flowers on the lower left, a part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the top right and a piece of Endless Waves! Border Bling under the image finish off the card.

 

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:

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful May release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Baby Boy Ellie ~ Frisbee Dog ~ Fishin’ Friends ~ Summer Garden Carousel

 

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin’ ~ Little Jack & Bobbin Snoozin’

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bike Kid ~ Book Boy ~ Boy Gamer ~ Girl Reader

3 Meljen’s Designs rubber stamps
Candyland Dreams ~ Little Pocket Mice ~ Teeny Mouse Hugs

3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Hopeful ~ Love Trip ~ Peggy

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Always and Forever ~ Family Ties ~ Oval Letter Seals ~ Sports Fan

4 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Double Scallop Doily Die ~ Fun in the Sun Oval Seal ~ Sports Sentimentables ~ Ties die set

1 TLC Shapeology die
Pedestal Tag 1

3 Shape EZs by TLC
Dad’s Tie ~ Scallop Flower #1 ~ Tipped Scallop Flower

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, then pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

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I have the pleasure to be the hostess in this weeks Timeless Tuesday Challenge. I love May. Everything is blooming and you can see flowers everywhere. My challenge is super easy. Just use a flower image on your project.

For my card I decided to use the gorgeous image from the Sweet Peas stamp set. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with the smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box technique and colored with Copic Markers (Blossom: RV000, RV10, RV13    Leaves: G20, G21, G24   Background: N0, N2).

Two pieces of patterned paper were cut and embossed with the next size of Grand Rectangle dies. The edges were sanded and stitched. A hole was punched on the lower right of the image and pink sheer ribbon was threaded through. The image layer was adhered to the patterned paper, the ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a button.

A sentiment from With Gratitude was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The sentiment was adhered to the lower left of the image. The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die.

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designer have created for today…

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It’s release week at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. Today Cheryl Alger’s new set Lulu on the Move is being featured. I stamped an image 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, E01, E11 Hair: Y11, Y13, E31 Shirt: BG000, BG01, BG05 Skirt: YG01, YG03, YG17 Roller Blades: RV000, RV10, RV13, N0, N1, N3, N5, N7 Ground: W3, W5, W7, W9). The edges of the oval were paper pierced.

A strip of Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Patterned Paper was adhered to a bigger piece from the same paper pack. The paper was cut and embossed with the largest of the Label 21 Nestabilities die, the edges were sanded and the paper was cut down at the embossed line.  The edges of the paper were stitched.

A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was folded in half and cut and embossed with the same Label 21 die to create the card base. Pink Ribbon was tied around the horizontal patterned paper strip before the papers were adhered to the card base. A sentiment from the new set was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Nested Lacey Pennants die. The sentiment was tied to the bow along with a button with embroidery thread. Part of a silver Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and Fancy Waves! Border bling finish off the card.

Please check out the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog find links to blogs of other designers that created a card with that set.

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It’s release week at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. Today a new cool sentiment stamp called Everyday Trinkets is being featured. I stamped one of the sentiment stamps was stamped in Key Lime Versamagic ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with a  Standard Circle Nestabilities die and layered on another piece of white cardstock cut and embossed with aBeaded Circle Nestabilities die.

A 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of MME Lime Twist Out of the Blue patterned paper was adhered to a 3 3/4″ x 11″ piece of light blue cardstock, folded in half. The corners were rounded and green ribbon was tied around the upper edge of the paper strip. The sentiment layers were adhered with dimensional adhesive. Parts of a silver Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish off the card.

Please check out the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog find links to blogs of other designers that created a card with that set.

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I created this card as a sample for the video tutorial for the Kissing technique. I started by inking the solid stamp from Verve’s Great Friend set in Cantaloupe Memento ink and Unity’s Giving it All Meaning Background stamp in Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink. Next the solid stamp was pressed to the background stamp and then stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock. Stems were stamped in Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. Both the flowers and branches were cut out.

A sentiment from Great Friend was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die. The oval was first layered on Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die, then on a piece of white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Lattice Motif die.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two Rosy Patterned paper were cut and embossed with a Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched before May Arts ribbon was tied around the layers. The sentiment panel and flower were adhered over it with dimensional adhesive. The layers were taped to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die. Parts of a black Finesse Rhinestone and Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones and Silver Baby Bling Rhinestones finish off the card.

Here is a video for visual learner:

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Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our April Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 April) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 24 April 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 25 April.

For my card today I used the adorable new Wee image called Goldie. Colleen Schaan had recently posted a gorgeously colored mermaid on her blog and I knew I wanted to try out the look and the colors she chose. So I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed it with a Classic Square Nestabilities die. die and colored it with Copic Markers (Skin: E000, BG000, B00   Dots: G14, G17, BG57   Scales: G12, G14, G17   Hair: B21, B24, B26, B29, G12, G15   Bubbles: YG000, G00). The image was stitched to a piece of Coordination cardstock, cut and embossed with a Scalloped Square Nestabilities die.

A piece of Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss patterned paper was cut and embossed with a  Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before Aqua May Arts Ribbon was tied around the paper. The layer was then adhered to the card base, a 4 9/16″ x  9 1/8″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half.

A sentiment from the new Ticket Notes was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock, cut it out and colored it with Copic Markers BG000 and G12. It was tied on to the ribbon bow with embroidery thread and a button. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered over the bow, and part of a Fancy Waves Border Bling was added to the lower right corner to finish off the card.

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

Ann Vento

Bev Rochester

Ellie Stover

Erin Bailey

Mariska van der Veer

Tammy Louise Cunliffe

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

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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I created this card for the current JustRite Stampers challenge, which is a color challenge. We are to use a light yellow, pink and peach for our creation. I knew right away I wanted to use a flower from the older original sets and paper from  My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody paper pack.

I stamped an image from Plant a little Love in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut part of it out and colored it with Copic Markers (RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, YR000, YR00, YR12, YR15, G40, G43, G46). A piece of Howdy Doody Paper was cut with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die, the edges were sanded and a sentiment from the new Spring Rose Medallion was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of it. The edges of the oval were stitched before it was layered first on a white piece of cardstock, cut and embossed with a Floral Oval Nestabilities die, then a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with one of the Lattice Motif dies.

The edges of a  1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ strip of Howdy Doody paper were sanded before the strip was adhered to a 4 1/8″ square of white cardstock that had been embossed with the Flower Fun M-Bossabilities folder. The edges were stitched before May Arts Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip. A button was tied on with embroidery thread and the layers were adhered to a card base, Kraft cardstock cut and embossed with a  Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

The image layers were adhered with dimensional adhesive and parts of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl were used to finish off the card.

You should participate in the current JustRite Stampers challenge. You could win Copic Markers!!!
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Welcome to the NinaB Designs‘s 2nd blog hop! We had a great time last month and we just want to thank you for your enthusiasm and encouraging words. The NBD team has new projects to show you today featuring NinaB Designs Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (Home Sweet Home and Sewing Elements), The Craft’s Meow Stamps, and Want2Scrap bling.

We have added a new twist to our hop. Not only do we have tons of inspiration for you, but we also are joining in the Crafty Friends’ challenge that you can participate in. And of course, there will be prizes up for grabs! You will find more info below.

I started out by stamping one of the gorgeous frames from The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Label 18 in Espresso Colorbox Craft Ink on Kraft cardstock. Once it was dry it was cut and embossed with the largest Label 18 Nestabilities die. A piece of My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die, sanded and adhered to the center of the label with dimensional adhesive.

Another piece of Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with the dress form die from Sewing Elements. The edges were sanded and the embossed parts colored with Espresso ink. Vellum paper was embossed with the Wing dies from Home Sweet Home and adhered under the dress form. The dress form was taped to the circle layer with dimensional adhesives.

More Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and and Classy Corner Bling were added. May Arts ribbon was tied around the layers before the paper was adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.The layers were adhered to the card base. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meow’s Sew Lovely stamp set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of  Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a tag die from the Home Sweet Home collection. A heart from Sew Lovely was stamped in Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The tag was tied to the ribbon bow with Linen Thread and a button.

THE CHALLENGE: If you choose to participate in the challenge, create a new project that uses two die cuts. They don’t have to come from two different die cut sets. Then, link it to the Crafty Friends’ challenge blog. One participant will win the Sewing Elements dies. You can enter as many as you want.

THE RULES: Leave a comment on as many blog hop stops as possible. FOUR commenters left on the NinaB Designs team blogs will be picked to win prizes. One comment per blog please. This is open to our international friends. Here are the links to the NBD team:

THE PRIZES: There are several prizes to be won. One Crafty Friends’ challenge blog participant will be randomly picked to get the Spellbinders’ Sewing Elements dies

Four commenters left on the NinaB Designs team blogs will be picked to receive the following:

The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Birds set

Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop:

We hope you enjoy the projects we’re sharing with you today and enter the Crafty Friends challenge as well!

JustRite Stampers released gorgeous new background stamps. I had to try one out right away. It is called Grandma’s Attic.  I created the card for the current JustRite Stampers challenge.

I stamped it once in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper, once partially on Kraft cardstock and again partially on another patterned paper piece from London Market paper pack. The biggest piece was cut and embossed with a Classic Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before the layer was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft cardstock.

The dress form was cut out from the Kraft cardstock piece. The edges were sponged from the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink before it was adhered to the main image square. One of the spools was cut out from the other patterned paper piece and adhered to the main image.  A brad was added as well as a wooden spool button. A piece of vellum cardstock was cut and embossed with a wing die from Home Sweet Home. Th embossed parts were highlighted with a white pastel pencil before it was adhered underneath the dress form. A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the largest Square Swatches die and the layers were adhered above it.

A 3″ wide strip of London Market Paper was adhered over a different patterned paper from the same pack. It was cut and embossed with a Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before the paper was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft paper. The image layer were adhered to the bigger squares with dimensional foam adhesive before May Arts Ribbon was tied around it vertically.  The layers were then adhered to the card base, Solar White cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

A sentiment from the new Vintage Rose Medallion stamp set was stamped in Tuxedo Black on Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Home Sweet Home tag die. The center of the tag was sponged with Frayed Burlap ink before the tag was tied to the ribbon bow with Linen Thread and a button. Another piece of London Market paper was cut and embossed with the larger Heart die from Home sweet home. The edges were sanded and the heart was adhered slightly under the tag. Heart Silver Rhinestone Nestabling was addded over the heart and Fancy That! Border bling to the upper right and lower left hand side to finish off the card.

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Mona is our challenge hostess today. She asked us to use a fruit image on our project. I had to use the strawberry image. Ever since I can remember, on my birthday my Mom would make the first strawberry cake of the season. I continued this tradition (except for this year….I need to loose some pounds and that cake does not help with that.).

I stamped the big image of the Strawberries stamp set twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock, colored it with Copic Markers (Strawberries YG03, R08, R24, R29, R39    Flowers: Y21, Y35, Y38, T0, T3   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17   Background: B0000, B000) and cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. Part of one image was adhered on top of the other. The circle was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Splendid Circles Nestabilities die.

Two pieces of Bo Bunny Country Garden Patterned Paper were cut and embossed with a Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched and May Arts Ribbon was tied around around the vertical strip. The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Label 23 die.

A sentiment from the Strawberries set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed with a die from the Home Sweet Home die pack. The embossed part was colored with Copic Markers B0000 and B000 before the tag was tied to the bow with embroidery thread and a button. Want2scrap bling finish off the card.

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designer have created for today…

I hope you have time to play. This time you have a chance to win all of the new stamps that are being released this week. And let me tell you, you will want those stamps!

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