Monster Parade Slimline

A haunting we will go, a haunting we will go, hi ho the merry-o, a haunting we will go!

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This Monster Parade of characters just cracks me up and this die set is definitely on my all-time favs list for sure. There's one other creature (a wolf) in the Monster Parade die set that isn't seen on this card but all the other monsters are accounted for and ready to go a-haunting :)!

To start off I used the Slimline Pillows die and cut that out from white card stock. I also cut a white rectangle slightly smaller than the die frame and sponged green and purple ink on to it.

When sponging on the distress inks (twisted citron, and wilted violet), I wasn't careful at all because I wanted some green and some purple to show in each of the openings.

I die cut all of the Monster Parade characters (except for the wolf), from black card stock, and put lime green cardstock behind all of their eye and mouth openings.

I stamped the Spirited Sentiments with black ink, and just used my scissors to cut the V on the end.

Once I had all of my pieces completed I assembled everything onto a black slimline card base and arranged the Monsters the way I wanted them.

 The Monster Parade die set is so much fun and goes perfectly with the Slimline Pillows die, but it can work on it's own, or with any number of other Whimsy Stamps products too. 

Happy Hauntings!
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Slimline Hello Punkin

Well HELLO PUNKIN' are you enjoying all the Halloween card ideas floating around on social media this time of year, I know have been that's for sure.
Today I have a slimline Halloween card for you using another sheet of patterned paper from the 6x6 Haunted paper pack, and lots of other Whimsy Stamps goodies to share with you too.  

I started out with a white slimline card base, and stamped the far right and left edges with the gorgeous new Vintage Wallpaper back ground stamp. This stamp reminds me of the wallpaper in Disney's Haunted Mansion...where, if you haven't heard me say it yet, I could totally live there (for real).

Once I had the edges stamped I trimmed the 6x6 Haunted paper (I'm not sure if I can even make a card without this paper now 😁) and glued it to the center of the slimline card base.

Then I stamped the Spirited Sentiment in the center of the moon with black ink.

I used the Build-a-Pumpkin Patch die set and cut out two white pumpkins. This is such a great die set, for Fall cards and Halloween cards.

Then used the Halloween Expressions stencil to add the pumpkin faces with orange ink. And added them to the card using foam tape for a little dimension.

And there you have it, another quick Halloween card using our 6x6 paper

With 35+ NEW Halloween products released this season, it's our biggest Halloween release to date and  it's all SOOOO much fun!! 

And if you're looking for more Halloween card inspiration (and giveaway opportunities) then be sure to check out our annual Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween celebration over on the Whimsy blog. There is a new post every night of October at 6pm ET with special guests and loads of Halloween FUN!

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Creepy Clown Free Hugs

Who needs a HUG?...
This card was really fun to make, I could almost hear the carnival music in the background when making it, don't you just want to give him a know you do 😁💀?!

I started out by stamping the Curly Q's background with black ink onto a purple cardstock.

Then I used the Comic Burst A2 die set and cut out the Curly Q's center, then added lime green card stock to the back side of the little confetti areas.

I stamped the Creepy Clown on white card stock and colored him with Prisma colored pencils then glued that down to a lime green card base.

I stamped the clown again on a scrap piece of white card stock, colored just his hands then fussy cut them out. (set aside)

I added a single layer of foam tape to the back of the Curly Q panel and adhered it over the clown. 
Then I added his hands with a double layer of foam tape, this card really reaches out and grabs ya 😆

I stamped the sentiment on lime green card stock and die cut it out with one of the Quick Strips dies, then put that on a single layer of foam tape so that it didn't compete with the height of the Creepy Clowns hands.

And there you have it a cute and cuddly Creepy Clown ready to give you a hug!

Want even more creepy and cool Halloween card ideas...? Then be sure to check out the Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration. There's lots of special guests, prizes, and Halloween inspiration.

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Build a Graveyard Epitaphs

RUN (lol) to the Whimsy Store, the Build-a-Grave die set and Grave Epitaphs stamp set are BACK in STOCK!

The NEW Build-a-Graveyard die set, and NEW Grave Epitaphs stamp set are the perfect combo for creating countless fun tombstones and graveyard scenes for your Halloween cards! These are some of my favorite new Whimsy Stamps products released for this Halloween season, our biggest Halloween season yet!  Eeeeee so excited for Halloween and Fall!

First I just die cut a bunch of different sizes and shapes of the tombstones from the Build-a-Graveyard die set not even paying attention to what I was going to end up with. Once I had a bunch cut out I sponged grey ink on all of them to get them all nice and aged ;).

Then I sat back and had a blast creating all kinds of customized tombstones sayings using the Grave Epitaphs clear stamp set. I added a bunch of details like the cracks, and emblems using the same stamp set, and also added die cut pieces like the skulls and bats from the Build-a-Grave die set.
Both of these products were made to work together but you can definitely use them independently too.

I had SO MUCH fun making these tombstones, and now I have a bunch made for future Halloween cards, or who knows maybe I'll just keep them for Halloween decorations. EEEEeeeeeeheehehe!

Happy Halloween season!

And be sure to check out the Whimsy Blog every night this month for our annual 31 Nights of Halloween celebration! There's lots of Halloween card making fun going on and lots of prizes too!

**NEW Build-a-Graveyard Die Set **NEW Grave Epitaphs Clear Stamps
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Welcome Foolish Mortals

Isn't cardmaking the best hobby ever?! And in celebration of the special day Whimsy Stamps is having an "inspired by" challenge with several PRIZES. There are more details at the end of this post.

In the meantime, I have a SPOOKTACULAR card to share with you that totally makes me think of Disney's Haunted Mansion which is one of my most favorite places in the whole world...I could totally live there!

To start off I stamped the Vintage Wallpaper background (love), with black ink onto white cardstock.
Then I sponged on distress inks (wilted violet, and faded jeans), and matted that onto lime green card stock (which seems to look more yellow in the photos).

I used the Dracula's Coffin die set to cut the coffin parts from grey cardstock and sponged black ink around the edges of everything. 

Then I die cut Elvira from black card stock and sponged on some white ink here and there. I die cut Elvia out again from light lavender card stock and used that for her face, adding the black eyes back in last.

Quick Tip: You can just add some regular scotch tape on the back to hold her face and eyes in place. 

The kitty cat is from the Build a Grave die set, he was cut out of black card stock and I gave him lime green eyes.

I used the Foolish Mortals Word dies and cut out two of each word from black card stock and one from lime green cardstock. I stacked and glued the two black ones together saving the lime green one to be glued on top. 

After I had everything positioned where I wanted, I matted onto a black card base to complete my Elvira visits the Haunted Mansion card. Hope you have a haunted Halloween!

And don't be a Foolish Mortal, be sure to stop by the Whimsy Stamps blog every night in October at 6pm for lots of spooktacular 31 Nights of Halloween FUN!

And for even more fun, in celebration of World Cardmaking Day, Whimsy Stamps is having an "inspired by" challenge with several more prizes over on the Whimsy Blog...
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