Gratitude - Thank a Veteran

Have you seen the Whimsy Stamps Military Collection of card making supplies released this month? The collection covers all who currently give or have given service to this country, veterans, fallen heroes, military families, and active duty.  And it's been so popular that it keeps selling out, but don't worry more will be back in stock soon!

My card today combines many of the collections products, which were all designed to work together, or independently. 

I started off by with the Military Camo rubber background stamp and used black ink on a khaki green card base.

I used the Military Dies Set and cut out 2 of the largest dog tags from silver card stock. I used the USA die that's also included in the set and cut that out of one of the silver dog tags. 

I stamped the flag from the Military Heroes clear stamp set onto a khaki tan card stock then cut it out with the same dog tag die. 

The sentiment (one of my favorites) was stamped on the other silver dog tag.

To complete my card, I popped up all three tags on foam tape on black card stock, then added to the card base.

*NEW Military Heroes Clear Stamps *NEW Military Die Set *NEW Military Camo Background Rubber Cling Stamp

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Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day which honors all currently active military branches.
You may already know the difference but in case you don't, Memorial Day honors those who were fallen in the line of duty, Veterans Day honors those who once served their country but are no longer on active duty, and Armed Forces Day honors those who are currently active.   

I have designed the NEW Whimsy Stamps Military Collection of card making products in honor of our fallen heroes, active military, veterans, and for military spouses and families as well. And yes there is a day dedicated to them too, you can see a post about that HERE.

I first stamped the flag from the Military Heroes stamp set onto a khaki colored card stock. The flag comes in two separate pieces so it makes it super easy to stamp the two different colors.

I used the largest dog tag die from the Military Die Set and cut that out with the same khaki card stock, then cut out the USA portion and placed it over the flag with foam tape.

Using the same die set I cut out the 3 soldiers and also added them onto the card with foam tape.

And lastly I cut out two of the smallest dog tags from silver card stock and used a sentiment from the Military Families stamp set to heat emboss the "proud" in silver.

I threaded some silver cording through the openings and then matted onto a black card base to complete my Armed Forces Day card. The only item from the NEW Whimsy Stamps Military Collection that I didn't use on this card is the Military Camo background stamp.

A very special THANK YOU to ALL currently active military men and woman serving our country. 

*NEW Military Heroes Clear Stamps *NEW Military Die Set *NEW Military Family Clear Stamps

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Adorable Otters Paper Door Kit

EAP! The NEW Adorable Otters PAPER DOOR Kit has just debuted and it truly is otterly adorable! I love otters, they're one of my favorite animals ever, especially river otters like these little guys.

 I first stamped my three images, the otter, the stump and the fish on water color paper and used Faber Castell water color pencils to color everything.

I used one of the cool Wavy Stitched Squares to die-cut another piece of watercolor paper and water colored the background.  

The otter and fish were cut-out by hand but I used the matching die set to die cut the stump. Look at that otter face, can you even stand it - lol?!

The fish cracks me up I think he's just playing dead -ha. I used the "steam" from the coffee cup image that's included in the Adorable Otters stamp set as a the stinky fish smell - lol.
Oh and the card base. the printed paper, and green paper are all included in the kit too.

The Whimsy Stamps PAPER DOOR kits are a crazy good value, this kit has close to $60 in retail value for only $29.95! Don't wait, I warn you every 10th of the month, these puppies sell-out FAST!

**New PAPER DOOR - May 2019 Adorable Otters Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set

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