Clearly Whimsy Stamps October Release Day 1

Hi everyone and happy Thursday :)

Welcome to the first sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 2014 release




Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new October 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. 

This month we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers. Welcome ladies! We are so happy that you are joining us for this release! 

Today we are revealing the Penguin Fun 4x6” stamp set and Tremendous Triangles 4x6” stamp set, together with the coordinating Penguin Fun die set and the Tremendous Triangles die set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.

 Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.

   
   



And here is my card made with Tremendous Triangles 4x6” stamp set, together with the coordinating Tremendous Triangles Die Set.


I also used a sentiment from the "Christmas Greetings" stamp set and the "Christmas Large Word Die" (*pssst* ... officially released on November 1st, but already available in the shop  )

The stitched "frame" around my focal panel was made with one of the dies from "Stitched Border Dies Trio" set  (not part of the October release, but already available in the store!)




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! 

 We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:
We hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!



Please refer to the grey boxes below this post for step-by-step instructions and a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx


    Instructions


    Supplies


Love You a Latte



Hi everyone and happy Sunday :)

Today I want to share a clean and simple card to be given to your sweet heart :) 
It's simple (well, as all of my cards are ;-) ) and easy to create!

I have used the "Coffee Break Additions" stamp set and the two of the *awsome* border dies from the "Stitched Border Die Trio" from Clearly Whimsy Stamps.

The ink I have used is Versafine Onyx Black from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko (my *go to* black ink) and the heart was colored with Memento markers in Lady Bug and Rosebud.
The little tag is also a die from Whimsy Stamps: "Slider 1 Die" (from the Shapeology collection)



Please refer to the grey boxes below this post for step-by-step instructions and a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx


    Instructions
  • create top folded 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card from white cardstock
  • cut 3 3/4" x 5" panel from white cardstock and use the straight stitched line from "Stitched Border Dies Trio" for top and the curved stitched line from "Stitched Border Dies Trio" for bottom of the panel and run it through die cutting machine
  • use the leftover piece from white panel and use the curved stitched line for top and the straight stitched line for the bottom and run it through die cutting machine
  • cut an strip from patterned paper: 5" wide and approx. 2" high and adhere underneath/between the two die cut panels (refer to picture for placement)
  • die cut tag with "slider 1" from white cardstock and stamp sentiment from "Coffee Break Additions" with Versafine Onyx Black
  • stamp heart with Versafine Onyx Black onto right side of the tag and color with Memento markers in Lady Bug and Rosebud
  • stamp espresso can from "Coffee Break Additions" set with Versafine Onyx Black onto a scrap piece of silver specialty paper
  • cut out the stamped espresso can and affix it together with the slider tag to card front.
  • embelllish tag with red bakers twine and  heart with a tiny clear rhinestone
  • mount panel to card front using foam tape


    Supplies


You're Invited...

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This week IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature the products from Hazel & Ruby.  
Our Artists In Residence are here all week to inspire you with their amazing projects using IMAGINE Crafts' products along with a selection of stencils, paper and embellishments from Hazel & Ruby.

Please hop on over to the Imagine Crafts blog to see how I created this fun party invitation :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx

AIR Project: Halloween Shaker Card






Hi everyone and happy Monday :)

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and had a great start into the new week!

Today it's my turn again to create a card for and post on the Imagine Crafts blog, again :)
Some of the AIRs (like me) were asked to create a Halloween card. Oh *yes* please!
Because, even though we don't celebrate Halloween like my friends in the US do, here in Germany, I am hooked by all things Halloween! I just love this time of year and love creating Halloween cards and other projects :)
Therefore I decided to create a shaker card... and I hope you like it (and I hope the step-by-step instructions incl. pictures over on the Imagine Crafts blog are understandable and helpful)
I would love to hear from you, whether you liked and understood the instruction or have more questions?





Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx



one more...


Hi everyone and happy Sunday :)

Remember my yesterday post with the lovely Christmas tree stamp from Memory Box stamped with Encore! Champagne?

Well, today I have another super simple Christmas card I want to share with you. Again it is made with products from Memory Box and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: This time I used the adorable ornament die from Memory Box and colored the cut out ornaments with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Shimmery Silver ink with the help of a Sponge Dauber.

After the ink was completely dry (I did NOT heat set it, because the wonderful Delicata inks look best when you allow them to dry by air!) I adhered it to the card front. I stamped the sentiment stamp (also from Memory Box) with Delicata Shimmery Silver.
To finish the card I simply added some blue rhinestones here and there and a love ribbon trim  from May Arts, and that's it!

Super quick and easy... perfect for mass production :)

Don't forget to check out the Imagine Crafts blog for many more wonderful projects featuring Memory Box together with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko products! 



Please refer to the grey boxes below this post for a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx


    Supplies