Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December 2012 rubber stamp and die release!
We are also welcoming two new DT members to the Whimsy family today! We hope you will join us in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to Melissa Andrew and Janette Garcia. We are very excited that these extremely talented ladies have joined us here at Whimsy as members of our magazine staff! Welcome Melissa and Janette!
From today until 23 December, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Monday 24 December) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.
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:
Ann Vento Ellie Stover Iris Wiechmann Janette Garcia Melissa Andrew Alberto Gava - Guest Designer Beate Johns - Special Guest
For today's showcase I decided to use the super adorable stamp set "Playful Kittens" illustrated by Sylvia Zet. Of course this was a have to have set for me!
Below is a quick card that I made using one of the darling stamps from the set, along with a sentiment from the set "Summer Letter Seals" by Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs.
I colored the image using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The papers are from Stampin Up, white card stock is by Neenah. I embellished with a punched out butterfly (MS), a button with some twine, and then of course glitter.
Oh, and did you notice my new watermark on the card above? It's been designed by the amazing Ann, who is the designer behind Whimsy's Raindrop echo Designs sentiments, and she also makes the most amazing watermarks. These can also be purchased at Whimsy Stamps, several designs to choose from, you can go check them out HERE.
I had the idea to use these cute stamps to create valentines for my daughter's class. Below is a start, I still need to make about 20 more, but I won't start until after the holidays. I just thought this set would be perfect for that, and I love cute little sentiments that are included in the set.
These are really simple and quick to make, I simply added a little designer paper strip, and then the image which I cut out using circle nestabilities. The sentiment was punched out using SU's word window punch, and then I added some twine and a little bit of glitter. These were so much fun to make, and it's a great way to use up small paper scraps.
We will add a little pack of skittles or m&m's on the inside using a glue dot, once they are starting to sell Valentine's things. These are the perfect size for them.
For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!