Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps

Winner announced below and another chance to dips a card. This one is also using the new Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps along with a few slimline dies to create this fun holiday card. It also has a wobble component. Ooh aah! Read below for giveaway details and continue reading for more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Slimline Card Builder Die
Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die

The winner of yesterday’s holiday card is … Bunny! Congratulations! 😉 Email me your mailing address and I’ll send it on it’s way.

Want the card featured in this post? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post. (I just don’t know when that will be so make sure you are subscribed and get email notifications so you don’t miss out.) Good Luck!
This card features Polka Dot Pals Brianna as the main focal point. She can hold lots of stuff in her hands and this time she is holding a stack of presents (which was a freebie offered to Whimsy Stamps Weekend Retreat participants last week) and on top of that is her stack of baked goodies that is included in the clear set.
The girl and mouse were cut and pasted on the card base. The stack of presents were popped up with a layer of foam dots. Then the top layer of goodies was added with an action wobble. You can see that in action with the picture below. Thanks to Emma Lynn for the brilliant idea! She used that for one of the weekend retreat projects.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Slimline Card Builder Die
Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die

(sorry I didn’t keep the Copic numbers on this one)

Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps

There’s amazing new releases at Whimsy Stamps today and I know because Polka Dot Pals Brianna is one of them! This fun holiday themed stamp is so fun to use and Brianna can carry more than just goodies in her hands too. This is one fun versatile stamp and it doesn’t even have to be holiday themed. Oh yeah!

Winner announced below and another chance to win again today! Read below for giveaway details and continue reading for more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps

The winner of the Kelly Book is … Cathy Thatcher! Congratulations! Email me your mailing address and I’ll send it on it’s way. For everyone else, here’s another chance to win.

Want the card featured in this post? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post tomorrow. Good Luck!
For this project, I used the accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Brianna and created this yummy holiday card. I added sparkles and holiday embellishments – plus a scratch and sniff sticker that smells like apple pies. Yum! I thought the little mouse would be fun to use as I thought it would tell a fun story of how this little mouse created some holiday goodies for someone special. All that is needed is a cherry on top.

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Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps

(sorry I didn’t keep the Copic numbers recorded on this one)

Kelly Book by Stamp Anniething

What this card? Dibs it! Read below for details below and it could be on it’s way to you! Welcome back crafty friends – today I have a fun reading card that I created that combines a few different companies for this story time mash-up. Continue reading for more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Kelly Book by Stamp Anniething
August, Zoey and Mia from Purple Onion Designs
Polka Dot Pals Eileen, Polka Dot Pals Colton and Atlas Jar from Whimsy Stamps

Want this card? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post on October 20. Then you’ll have another chance to dibs and both lucky winners will receive a happy smile in their mailbox. Goodluck!
The star of this project is Kelly Book by Stamp Anniething and she’s surrounded by a bunch of her animal friends featuring stamps from Purple Onion Designs. These images were stamped with a light brown or gray ink for a softer no-lines look and then colored with Copic markers. I’ve received some requests on how to color her eyes so I’ll work on that this season. What do you like about this card and what would you like to see me do next? Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

List of Common Supplies
Miss Caroline paper by My Mind’s Eye

Kelly Book by Stamp Anniething
August, Zoey and Mia from Purple Onion Designs
Polka Dot Pals Eileen, Polka Dot Pals Colton and Atlas Jar from Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 18 (shirt)
E07, 18, 49, YR14, 27 (hair)
100, T0, 2, 3, 4, 10
E0000, 30, 31, 35, R12 (skin)
R30, 32, 35 (skirt, books)
YG21, 23, 67, 99 (eyes, turtle shell)
BV23 (shadows)
E71, 74, 77 (mouse)
B00

Picture Perfect from My Favorite Things

Here’s another birthday card I made for my stash using Picture Perfect from My Favorite Things. This is one of those projects I had to deconstruct because I didn’t like how it turned out. I think the newer version is much better so that makes me happy. Read below for more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Picture Perfect

What was wrong with my original design? I had used a muted rainbow paper pack but once I got it together the dark black layer and the brightly colored images looked off. It just wasn’t making me happy so I found some bright rainbow paper and just that one change made a huge difference. Have you ever had that happen before?
For a Sunday project, I really enjoyed coloring the Picture Perfect stamps because I can stamp out all six and then color them together. The cards go together super easy and the images are a no-brainier to color. Although I wonder what these would look like with some mad coloring skills and texture?! I know just the person who could do them justice too. wink, wink

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Picture Perfect from My Favorite Things Stamps

Copic Markers:
BV25
BG11, 02, 57
YG01, 21, 23
Y11, 13, 23, YR12, Y26
E30, 23, 25, 27
N1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R12, E04

Picture Perfect from My Favorite Things

(Update: It helps if I add the winner details. LOL) The winner from the yesterday’s giveaway is… Mary Nass. Congratulations! Contact me so I can mail a little smile to your mailbox. For everyone else you have another chance to DIBS in future posts. Keep an eye out.

I’m lacking in my stash of birthday cards so this weekend I whipped up a few (slimline style by Whimsy Stamps) using the Picture Perfect stamp from My Favorite Things. Read below for more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Picture Perfect
Slimline Card Builder Die
Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die

I was inspired by Chrissy’s Gnome project and loved the background she did. I’ve seen the technique before but that one inspired me crack the whip and finally get to it. So for these animals, I did the alcohol drop method to create that background. What I learned? Make sure to let the drop dry in between layers.
These birthday cards are about the same as the other Picture Perfect projects I did but I don’t mind. The layout works out well for these stamps so I’m happy with that. I just wanted to get to coloring so that’s what I worked on. Hope you enjoy!

List of Common Supplies

Picture Perfect from My Favorite Things Stamps

Whimsy Stamps:
Slimline Card Builder Die
Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die

Copic Markers:
BV25
BG11, 02, 57
YG01, 21, 23
Y11, 13, 23, YR12, Y26
E30, 23, 25, 27
N1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R12, E04

Polka Dot Pals Beau from Whimsy Stamps

What this card? Read below for details below and it could be on it’s way to you! For this project, I used the accessory images from Polka Dot Pals Beau and Polka Dot Pals Colton to create this artsie card that takes advantage of an abstract sheet from the Rainbow Paper Pack. Read below for more details on the dibs plus how this card was created using these featured products:

Polka Dot Pals Colton
Polka Dot Pals Beau
Bold ABC Die
Rainbow Paper Pack

Want this card? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post. I don’t know when that will be so stake your claims like the early bird and good luck!
For this project, the card layout was inspired by Céline’s latest card that uses Polka Dot Pals Colton. I thought it would be perfect to reverse the colors and make it look like a large art canvas. So I selected the step ladder and started to stamp my painting supplies around it. I created masking sheets for that which I’ll save for future projects.
As an after through I decided I would use the Bold ABC Die set to add a sentiment. I didn’t want it to stand out so I used some of the extra rainbow paper and stacked it over four layers of white letters to raise it up. I took care to position in the top layer so I was cutting roughly the same color as spot it will be resting. I think it worked out. 😉

List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Colton
Polka Dot Pals Beau
Bold ABC Die
Rainbow Paper Pack
Slimline Card Builder Die

Copic Markers:
R05, 37, 89
B41, 34, 24
YG23, 17, 67
Y11, 15, 26
E43, 44, 47
T1, 3, 5, 7