NEW Exclusive Slimline Dies!

Are you loving the slimline card making trend that's all the rage right now but can't find any dies for them? Well I have your answer because Whimsy Stamps is the first company to release 3 NEW Slimline dies made exclusively for slimline card making! 
I can't tell you how excited I am about these innovative new dies, they have really refreshed my card making and I can't stop making slimline cards with them-lol.
 Here's my first project using the Slimline Postage die...

If you're not familiar with the slimline card size here's how I make mine...
I start with an 8.5 x 11 piece of card stock and cut it down to 8.5 x 7 then fold that in half to create a 8.5 x 3.5 card base. You will have a left over piece that is 8.5 x 4 which is a perfectly sized piece to cut out your slimline die - it's brilliant!  

For this card I actually didn't use the left over piece though, I decided to cut a black Slimline postage frame instead. 

I stamped the Penguin Poop penguins on white card stock, colored them with Copic markers
and adhered to each of the Slimline Postage openings. I could have (and should have) cut out the die from white card stock and stamped the penguins on those 4 postage pieces but I had my "practice coloring" done and thought it looked okay so I just went ahead and used those. Oh well, I guess I just have to make another slimline card now...twist my arm - ha!

Once I had my penguins placed behind the frame openings I simply added it to my slimline card front and called it done. Oh wait, I did also color and cut out the balloon and popped it up on foam tape and drew the string with a marker.

You can find all three Slimline dies from Whimsy Stamps and open a whole new, fresh and fun door to your card making. 
Oh and BTW, this size card will fit inside a legal sized envelope with a little bit of room left over so there's no need to find special sized envelopes either...easy peasy :).
Have a great day.

**NEW Slimline Postage Die Penguin Poop Clear Stamps
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Really, I'm (NOT) Fine

I haven't been posting on my blog for a couple of months because I'm caring for my sister who is terminally ill. So please bear with me that my posts will be sporadic at best. And this facetious Snark Attack card I'm sharing with you today really applies because I am soooo not fine.

This card was really very quick and easy. I first cut out a couple (retired) stitched rectangles then added some blue chalk along the lower portion of the smallest one.

I used versafine black ink to stamp the Snark Attack images (that stamp set cracks me up if I do say so myself -lol) and colored the hand with a marker.  Then I added a little extra chalk under the images.

I stamped the sentiment on a blue card stock, and cut it out with one of the Quick Strips dies then just trimmed the right end off.

To finish this quick and easy card I matted the image onto blue card stock and adhered it with foam tape to the card base. 

Snark Attack Clear Stamps Quick Strips Die Set

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Whimsy Stamps Special Release Cancer Stamp Sets

Nearly every one has been or will be affected by cancer in one way or another. 
My family has been devastated and decimated by cancer. My sister is currently battling stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to her brain. We have lost our mother, grandfather, 5 aunts and 2 uncles to cancer, and my father and brother-in-law are cancer survivors. 

Needless to say it was very difficult and emotional for me to design these 3 new Whimsy stamp sets. I dedicate them to my beautiful sister Elizabeth who is nothing short of an inspiration. And to all the people whose lives have been infiltrated by this horrible, insidious disease. 

I used the Cancer Sucks clear stamp set for my card today. There are two other sets within this special mini release, all of which can work independently or complementary to one another. 
At the bottom of this post are links to several other Whimsy Stamps creative team members sharing additional cards with this special release. 

**NEW Cancer Sucks **NEW Caregiver Hugs Clear Stamps **NEW Cause Awareness Clear Stamps

I stamped the boxing gloves with Memento black ink and colored them with Copic markers then stamped the tiny "Cancer Sucks" on each of the gloves.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Clair (morning mist) ink. I love this grey ink, it works just right when black ink would otherwise be too harsh.

I matted the image onto black card stock and popped it up on foam tape for dimension, then added onto a black card base with a blush pink card stock accent.
Also added a silver brad to the top of the boxing gloves.
Several others from the Whimsy Stamps creative team are also sharing inspiration with these sets. You can check them out here...

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