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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shape EZ release Hop and some great prizes!

Good Morning!

Today is a very exciting day for everyone at Whimsy Stamps Store!  There is a new product available today some of the DT at Whimsy have been very busy and even more creative with my "NEW" SHAPE EZ files and we would love for you to stop by each of their blogs, check out their projects and leave them a message to be in the contention for some wonderful prizes.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Debbie's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique projects for every day use or use the templates to create special one of a kind projects. 

These templates and cut files make your projects quick and "EZ" depending on your choice of embellishments. 

These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, or even inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form.  

Shape EZ is an exclusive product you can use over and over again from TLC with Whimsy - an affordable way to create in your way.  

We are releasing 6 fabulous Shape EZs today:

Shape EZ Dress

Shape EZ Flip Ornament

Shape EZ Flower Swirl

Shape EZ Gift Pouch

Shape EZ Poinsettia

Shape EZ Rolled Bag

 The NEW Shape EZ 
 Cut files available today!

I'm sharing a project today called Shape EZ Dress cut file and I'm doing it tutorial style to show you how easy these forms are with or without a cutting machine.  Also,  If you would like to win this:

 $25 gift certificate at the Whimsy store 
The Whimsy store winner is Jill from Jills scrapping, Congratulations Jill and have fun with the Shape EZ section when shopping!

All you need to do is leave your information in the link below before Monday and I will draw a name with the random gadget to give away the gift certificate.

And, because I love sharing and giving, I have some additional candy to offer for the following few weeks right from my own personal stash, say until 11-20!  So I will keep this post at the top of my blog till then.

 Join in on my additional Candy by:
As shown in the photo;
 Bag 'O Buttons in Pastel and Bright from The Paper Studio
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers "in photo"
Product from all over the world that I love on my projects I get from Creative Papers Online as follows:
1 yard each of 9 types of fabulous hand dyed ribbon from around the world in colors called Horn, Maple Sugar, Black iridescent,River Rock, Antique gold and more!
The 6x6 hand cut DP right from Japan in three different patterns
Last but not least, the collection of Film Strip Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.

1.  Becoming a follower if you aren't already, 
2.  Grab the html code below the Shape EZ badge and share it on your blog
3.  Then add your link below and then I'll draw a name on the 20th and send the goodies off.  

The winner of my individual Candy is Deonna, from For the Love of Cardmaking, Congratulations Deonna, thank you for participating and have fun with all your new goodies!

That's it, I hope you stop by the store and check out the product files and the samples, maybe pick a few up and design for the Holidays your way!

Some of the easiest to use and create from projects are at Whimsy!  Yes, you heard me right!  Now you can buy this beautiful dress shaped digi file to use over and over again.  The project I'm sharing with you today is available at the Whimsy Stamps Store from the new Shape EZ digital line.

Let's make this lovely dress shaped card together in 15 to 20 minutes!
This project from start to finish takes about 15 minutes when the embellishments are ready to go and is such an elegant way to show someone you care.  This card is made with the "dress and swirl flower" files, along with the double border die and the baby die cutters from the shapeology line available from the Whimsy store.  This is one stop you won't want to miss!  Join me as I give you step by step instructions and walk you through this entire project!

You don't have to have a cutter, just choose to print from the PNG file you will receive with every download and hand cut the same project you see here.  All files are minimum 300 dpi and sent in JPEG,PNG,PDF and SVG and you will receive them zipped.  Quick and easy.

choose the size to cut your project with the SVG format and cut out the base (instructions included)

Choose your favorite DP and cut out the insert (included in the  zip file)  that will fit perfectly inside the base on PDF file

All the forms are ready to be assembeled

I chose to cut three different sizes of the swirl flower from the digital zip file on two different DP (flower is sold separately or can be combined with other purchase for a lower price)

prepare your favorite embellies

I chose to distress the DP insert page with Ranger Ink to create more contrast from the base 

I combined a paper border from the Whimsy double scalloped border die cut with an elegant lace from my stash and wrapped around the insert dress shape

This dress has lovely incoves perfect for lace borders, I added ribbon from stash to finish off the dresses ruffle look

I rolled the swirl flower, distressed the edges (flowers aren't white at the edges hehe) then added a pearl to each

I rolled each leaf shape inward to create depth in the leaves

Distressed the rattle and added the Sentiment from the Raindrop Echo Design w/Whimsy "Pennant" collection and added the liquid pearls

goodness, gracious, it's the 15 minute marker and the project is complete

The charm is added to the cutoff rattle die cut and don't forget, I added some of the elegant ruffle lace to the designated (not just round) shaped sleeve area and the card is complete!

  • Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (ends 12th Nov)
  • Marks Finest Papers -Use your Scraps Roses with scraps
  • Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
  • Paper Pretties - Embellish
  • Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

  • close up of flowers, which have long petals that can be turned outward to show off the beautiful hand made paper I've chosen

    The second insert cut with the SVG image is added to the inside
    It was my pleasure to share this project with you today and I hope I have shown you how you too can create beautiful projects fast, easy and at a price you can afford.  The Digi files are available in the Whimsy Stamps Store now and keep an eye out for future forms as well!  Visit the store here and happy shopping!

    Like to make one of this or several other choices available, stop by and do a little shopping at Whimsy Stamps Store here?  Grab the logo badge html code file from my side bar and pass the word onto your followers as well, sharing and inspiring is what we do best!  Also, keep an eye open for additional cut files in the near future!

    There are links here, not sure why it says 0 but all will be considered! *smiles*

    Whimsy Stamps Shapeology "Double Scalloped Border Die"
    Whimsy Stamps Shapeoloty "Welcome Baby Die Set"
    Shape EZ "Dress" digi image
    Shape EZ "Swirl Flower" digi image
    McGill leaf punches
    Martha Stewart leaves punch

    Ranger Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
    Memento Ink "Black"

    Hand made flowers
    The Paper Studios Pearls
    Charm from stash
    Ribbon from stash


    Always follow your dreams!

     Thank you for visiting
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    1. WoW! I love your new shape EZ's. Your little dress card is stunningly beautiful. I love all of the flowers and lace. I'm now a follower and i'm off to add the shape EZ badge to my blog.

    2. Oh my gosh... this is just the cutest! A perfect baby card... love it!

    3. Oh my Goodness! Tammy Louise, this is so gorgeous. OMG! Congratulations to you on this fantastic product. Your flowers are prefect, and you know already i am crazy over flowers. I wish i can put on that Dress. lol It's stunning.
      I do have Cricut, but what kind of program do i need to cut all this shapes. I am so in ice age, if it comes to something more then scissors. Hahaha.
      Hugs Nat

    4. Wow Tammy Louise, the new products look amazing. And look at all those amazing goodies....ooohhhhh yummy. Your dress card is incredible, I love the papers and flowers. Everything looks amazing. I shall put the badge on to my sidebar. Oh how I would love to win those yummy goodies. Good luck to everyone. Lee xx

    5. I am so impressed by ShapeEZ. Love your card and the tutorial. It does look super simple. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    6. Congratualtion to this new products. They are amazing. Great job!

      Hugs, Uta

    7. Hi Tammy Louise, love your new shape EZ's. Your little dress card is Amazingly beautiful! I love all of the Embellishments truly an adorable finish to this dress, your tutorial was great shows how much inspiration you give to others following this blog hop,thank you and thanks for a great blog hop nice that its come to an end it was great fun:) Sandra H

    8. Hello Tammy Louise, what a beautyful work did you do by making this fantastic shapes. They are gorgeous.
      Love Aartje

    9. oh my goodness this is way too cute and just gorgeous! I didn't realize you didn't need a cutter, that you can just print and cut by hand, yay!

    10. This is such a beautiful creation. What new Mum wouldn't want to receive this on the birth of their baby? I love the colours you have used. I love the tutorial, because I would look at the creation and say I wouldn't know where to start to make this. You have made it so simple with the tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

    11. Wow - these dies are fabulous! Wonderful job! You should be proud of yourself.

      As for your little dress card - it is just darling! I love the details you added.

      I am off to post your blinkie.

    12. I am so happy for you sweetie!
      Well deserved :)
      The release looks fantastic and your fast(HOW can you do that beautiful card fast!?!)card is just Tammy Louise-wonderful!
      Love your work honey
      Big hugs

    13. I don't know what to say! I never thought I would be able to create something like this ... but I know I can at least try and with these awesome files and your instructions I think I could make something I would be truly proud of!
      Thankyou so much!
      xoxoxox Carly

    14. I can see so many uses for this card- births,birthdays and any other special occasion you could think of thanks for sharing your fantastic project and all the inspiration- love it all

    15. This is really awesome creation! You have such wonderful talent, thank you so much for sharing.

    16. Wow, you are sooo talented. I've been a follower for a while and looked forward to seeing these. I am not disappointed and can visualise them being used constantly. Your wee dress is stunning. TFS I wish you every success in your new venture.
      trish x

    17. Oh Tammy HUGE congrats; not only is it a brilliant product but you show how awesome it can turn in to a FAB card. Your card is DIVINE! Love your colors and all of those details are just way too cute! Thanks for sharing your process on how you make your cards; I have been waiting for this some time:0) Off to see how the other ladies have worked with ShapeEZ.

      Big hugs;

    18. Gorgeous creation, the flowers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

      Pam x

    19. Hey! Your candy has been added in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful! Hope you get lots of traffic via Feline Playful blog!

    20. Gorgeous creation!!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. Good luck!

    21. This is very pretty. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

    22. Stunning creation!! So many beautiful details!! Love how everything what you've put together makes a gorgeous and very feminine card!

    23. Awesome creation full of beautiful details!!! I love this and your roses are fab!!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

    24. Wow!! This is just awesome.. Everything just fantastic!!! Thank you for wonderful tutorial!!
      And thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

    25. This is just stunning, never seen anything like it before, love all the shabby chic and embellishments! Thanks for entering at Sweet Stampin, hugs Zoe x

    26. Tammy Louise this is SUPERB!!!! Thanks a million for your step by step pics--Love them!!!! You are one amazing lady --so talented and generous!!!
      Blessings of thanks

    27. I've already said it, but I'll say it again...CONGRATULATIONS to you!! How happy and proud you must be. :D This is wonderful and how gracious of you for the candy too!
      hugs to you,
      Lisa xx

    28. Fabulous projects. Already a follower. Added the EZ badge to my blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

    29. That's a great project! :)
      Thanks for dropping by my blog and letting me join in your fab candy.

      Jenny (Wifey Cookie)

    30. Wow, I love your creations! With those EZ shapes it goes a lot faster then cutting by hand! I don't have a cutting machine thingamajig but I would love to win your fabulous candy or the gift certificate. Thank you for a chance to win. Hugs, Hanneke

    31. How gorgeous and beautiful little dress :O) Love, love, love it! Crossing fingers to win such wonderful candy. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hugs! Leah Ann
      Posted badge to my blog :O)

    32. I have the flower Shape EZ and a few others .... thanks for showing how to do it! Going to use it tonight!

    33. this is FAB! I have a cuttlebug, but I am guessing this isn't a die, it is for like a cricut?

      You did a wonderful job! I am and have been a follower! logo on my sidebar.
      I saw the linky for the GC, and linked up. wasn't sure if the re was a 2nd one of the other stuff. Thanks so much for this opportunity
      Good luck to everyone!

    34. I can't believe that i actually won this AWESOME candy! This is the most exciting thing EVER! Thank you soooooo Much!


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