Farmhouse Thank You

I love anything farmhouse and for today's card I'm using some of our Whimsy Stamps Farmhouse Collection products for my thank you card.

I started out with a white card matte and sponged on some light brown ink all across the bottom. Then I used a darker brown ink and sponged on the pattern using the Farmhouse Basket stencil.

I stamped the Farmhouse Wreath above the basket area and colored it with Copic markers. Then stamped the sentiment inside. You can build all kinds of custom sentiments with this set and mix-n-match with the Farmhouse Vases set too.

I used the Farmhouse Vases set and stamped some of the twigs randomly near the basket line.  Then stamped the vase on a separate piece of paper, colored it with Copic markers, hand-cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.
I matted everything into a kraft colored card base to complete my farmhouse thank you card.

Farmhouse Wreaths Clear Stamps Farmhouse Basket Stencil Farmhouse Vases Clear Stamps
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St. Patrick's Day Build a Basket

Top o' the mornin' to ya and HAPPY St. Patrick's Day!

The Build a Basket die set has lots of different elements and for my card today I decided to make a pot-o-gold with it for St. Patrick's Day. Keep reading to find a couple of quick tips about how I made gold coins and the handles on the pot.

I die-cut the black kettle and sponged on a little white ink around the edges. Then (tip 1) I used the bow from the die set to make the handles, brilliant huh - lol.  I cut the shamrock out of  green Glitter Tape by (tip 2) first sticking the tape to a piece of cardstock then cutting it out with the shamrock die. Then did the same thing with gold Glitter Tape and cut out a bunch of coins.

I used the new Pierced and Stitched Circle die set for the white circle and stamped the sentiment from the Shamrock Swirl clear stamps set. Then I adhered the kettle with foam tape and added a few extra coins "falling" off the side.

I added a strip of the gold Glitter Tape down the left side of a white card base.  Then stamped the Buffalo Plaid background with black ink onto green card stock and added that on top. 

The Build a Basket is really fun to work with and there are a bunch of different was to use it. I'm already thinking of a Halloween cauldron and of course there are lots of ideas for spring/Easter and just an everyday basket with many ideas for one die set!

Pinchy Pinch 

*NEW Build-a-Basket Die Set Buffalo Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp Shamrock Swirl Clear Stamps *NEW Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set
Glitter Tape Olive Green 15mm x 5mm Glitter Tape Gold 15mm x 5mm
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Kooky Monster Candy

This Kooky Monster cracks me up, I can almost hear his deep goofy monster voice speaking the sentiment. And his greenness is just in time for St. Patty's Day weekend too.

If you're looking for some crafting St. Patty's Day fun come join the Whimsy and Inspiration group event on Facebook. There are games and prizes and LOTS of green inspiration being shared now through Sunday, March 17th.

I started this card off by cutting out THREE of the same Wonky Windows, one in white, one in black and one in lime green.  I glued the black Wonky Window (framing only) onto a white card base.

 I stamped the Kooky Monster on the largest white piece and colored him with Copic markers

And I stamped the candies randomly on the two smaller green pieces

The sentiment was stamped on one of the smaller white pieces. Since I cut 3 different colors I just put the remaining bits into my scraps to use on other projects. 

I popped up the two white pieces on foam tape for dimension and glued the green pieces flat so they were inlaid into the frame.

The Wonky Window 1 die is so cool and works so many ways with so many different stamp sets, and it's definitely a great match with the Kooky Monsters set.

Kooky Monsters Clear Stamps Wonky Window 1 Die

Have a kooky day! 
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The new PAPER DOOR kit Hoppy Spring came out yesterday and is hopping out the door fast! 
In just the first day of its release this kit is quickly becoming one of our customer favorites, 
I definitely wouldn't wait if you plan on getting it.

Everything for this card (with the exception of the grass die) is included in this month Hoppy Spring PAPER DOOR kit.

 I first stamped the mini cloud background with a blue ink and adhered it to the top of a white card base.

Then I cut two layers of grass using paper from the kit and the Grass and Cloud Edger die, I adhered the larger one flat on the card and the lower one I added foam tape to the bottom and sides leaving space at the top so I could tuck in the bunny, eggs, and birdhouse.

I stamped the bunny and colored him with Copic markers. I decided to hand cut him out instead of using the matching die, then I cut off his head (yikes!) and added some foam tape on the back. 

I die-cut the birdhouse and added some sponging to it and popped it up in layers with foam tape too. 

 Using a couple other papers from the kit I used the largest tulip die and just turned the cut-outs upside down to become eggs. If you didn't tuck them in they could also be broken eggs ;). Hmmm, maybe I should have left one turned up so it looked broken...oh well that'll be for another card.

Then for the sentiment I just cut a strip of another one of the other patterned papers from the kit (love these papers) and stamped the sentiment onto it to complete this fun Easter card. 
Hope you have an EGGstra special day!

 Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

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Bike Week 2019 Kickstart My Heart

Get your motor runnin'...head out on the highway...lookin' for adventure...

It's Bike Week in Daytona Florida an event that my brother Dean has gone to pretty much every year since 1972 so I made this card for him.

I used the Biker Kickstart My Heart stamp set and first stamped the bike and colored it with Copic markers.

I masked off the bike then used the Swish Stencil and sponged on some yellow and orange inks for the background. The Swish stencil is so cool isn't it, it can look like fire or ice just by changing the colors you use.

I stamped the plaque and colored it with the same Copic markers I used on the bike. Then stamped the sentiments with black and orange inks. One of the many cool things about the Kickstart Your Heart stamp set is you can customize it with several different sayings and also dates significant to the recipient, like 1972 is totally significant to my brother. 

The last thing I stamped was the checkerboard edges and I also added a little grey chalk under the tires so it gave the illusion of depth.

The Kickstart My Heart stamp set is a great set for your collection to make cards for the bikers in your life. And with the stamp set you can customize your bike and your biker cards (tee hee). 
Live Free Ride Hard (and be safe...said no biker ever - lol be safe and enjoy the ride).

Biker Kickstart My Heart Clear Stamps Swish Stencil

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Stinkerbell is Back!

Sheeee's baaaack STINKERBELL is now available as an individual stamp set! You asked for her to be let out of the vault and here she is...the Stinkerbell's aren't the only ones who grants wishes ;) tee hee!

For both of these cards I stamped the Stinkerbell's and colored them with Copic markers, then I hand cut them out.

For the green one I stamped and colored a second one and cut out just her dress, then popped it up with foam tape for dimension. I also cut a frame with the Rectangle Shaker Maker die for the border.

There are a couple fireworks images in the stamp set but the Fireworks Stencil is the perfect addition to use with this set.

I hope you're glad to see Stinkerbell, she's happy to be out and about granting wishes again.

*NEW Stinkerbell Clear Stamps Fireworks Stencil Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

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