Tin Games – Oops! Sorry

Did you see the tin I bought and was looking for an idea? Here’s what I came up with. I used the new “Tin Games – Oops! Sorry” set from Whimsy Stamps and made a celebration and game all in one. Once the confetti is gone and the party blowers are past annoyance, the game will live on. LOL

The tin already came as a kit with the celebration theme (with the confetti, party blowers and booklet) so I all I added was the game board, two playing pieces and a small die. It fit in there nicely and will be a nice gift.
Here’s a closer look at the game – I colored it using as few colors as possible and saving any of the red and orange colors for player direction. So that includes the house, arrows and circle marks for swapping pieces. Then the rest I tried to color with more neutral colors or at least colors that didn’t overpower the orange and reds. After coloring, I cut it out and glued it to the bottom.

The outside was kept simple. I cut out the shapes of the playing pieces and added a little tag at the bottom. So that way they know the tin also includes something extra! 😉

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Oops! Sorry

Copic Markers:
YR15, 16, 09, 30
R05, 46
C2, 3, 6, 8
G43, YG17, 61
B01, 14, 12
E15, 18, 31, 35

(Elephant from) Ups & Downs Tin Game

Welcome back!! Or at lease welcome back to me. The school season will be starting so that means summer play is over and I’ll have more time at my crafting desk. Today I’m sharing a simple card I made using one of the elephants from the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. I also used the sentiment from that stamp so this would be a nice card to send to someone who is having a hard time – because life is full of ups and downs.

I kept the colors simple and monopolizing on the gray tones for a sympathy vibe. Then I added just a little color with the greens and yellow. The card was created using a base layer plus a layer in between – that layer was colored with Copic markers in the same color as the elephant. This makes for a simple card using minimal supplies.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs (it has the elephants)

Copic Colors:
W2, 4, 6, BV25
Y15, 38, YR35, 27
YG21, 25, 27
BG07, 32

Animal Tiles Across the Pond from Whimsy Stamps

Here’s a take two from a card that I made last week using the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond and Make a Wish Clear Stamps with coordinating dies. Since these were for siblings, I wanted them to be similar yet different. Therefore, I used the same stamps and layout but just changed a few things around especially the colors. I also used paper from the Blurry Flurries 6×6 Paper Pack.

From the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond, I decide to use the frog and lily pad but to color them in non-traditional colors. The last card was oranges and teals so for this one I chose the yellows and blues. I also colored the numbered balloons from Make a Wish Clear Stamps as Mylar balloons and did those in yellow. I don’t think these worked out as well as the oranges one so I’ll have to reconsider my color choices for next time.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Animal Tiles – Across the Pond
Make a Wish Outlines Dies
Make a Wish Clear Stamps
Blurry Flurries 6×6 Paper Pack

Copic Markers
BV23, E04, R12, E08
Y00, 23, 26, 35
YR16, 27, 31, 21, 31
BG23, 57, 75

Ups & Downs Elephant

I know the 4th of July has passed but this is a card inspired from the 4th of July and so I’m finally able to share it during this release time. This is using one of the elephants from the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. I’m traveling at the moment so I was planning to skip any 4th of July celebrations this year. However, one of the roads we took just so happened to lead us right to the most spectacular fireworks show that I’ve seen in decades – and we were right under them! It was so amazing! So that evening inspired this card and to figure out how to color fireworks.

I had no idea how I was going to approach coloring fireworks but knew I needed a dark sky. After coloring the elephant and ground, I jumped in with super dark blues and blacks and colored the night time sky. Then I used gel pens and added the fireworks. From the photos I took the night before, I tried to add four different types of fireworks. I liked how it turned out and hope to return to coloring them again.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
Celebrate Word and Shadow die set
Notched Rectangles die set

Ups & Downs Elephants

Here’s one of the card I made using the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. I love these little elephants and these two can be used for so many different themes. Here I was using them as a friendly hello card. I’ve been wanting to color some Baobab trees for a while so this was my chance. I mixed up happy and fun (with polka dot purple elephants and blue plaid ones too) with the realism of life in the background. It was a fun card to color.

To create this card, of course the elephants from the Tin Games – Ups & Downs take up the center stage but I also used other Whimsy Stamps products which I thought made this a perfect card to send to a friend in the mail. The card base was created using the Extreme Postage die set and another square layer of white that I colored with a brown Copic marker. Then for the sentiment, I used the Best Friend Word die set.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
Extreme Postage die set
Best Friend Word die set

Ups & Downs Tin Games

Life is full of ups and downs but this little tin game adds some a bit of fun to it. Introducing the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. This little game is based off the classic children’s game of Chutes and Ladders – land on a ladder and you can climb forward or land on a slide and you’ll fall backwards. All you need is a small tin (you know, like the Altoids mints), a small die and two playing pieces. But the game is not all this set is fun for! You’ll see other projects this week with this same set – they’re adorable!

To create this card, I used the Tin Games – Ups & Downs and colored the game for the inside of the tin. Then I also used the same set to decorate the outside using the sitting elephant. I colored the background with simple greens and blues to create the scene. Then I used the Bold ABC dies and AlFaDoodles Alphabet stamps to create the sentiment PLAY. Lastly, I mimicked the doodles for around the scene to complete the look.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
AlFaDoodles Alphabet
Bold ABC