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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.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Whimsy Release Review and More Yummy Candy

Looking for some Whimsy Shapeology Candy?  My post here

It's the Whimsy June Release Review Day today!  The rubber design team has shown some innovative and inspiring projects during the release and over at the blog today there are some additional ones to show you.  The release was fabulous including rubber designs from Crissy Armstrong, Elizabeth Bell, Sylvia Zet (Wee), Raindrop Echo, Meljen, Kenny K.  Several new Shapeology dies and a Shape EZ template too!  All of which are available today in the Whimsy Stamps Store.

*PREORDER Tips and Tutorials, Vol.1 - Australia/New Zealand ship
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Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine: Tips & Tutorials, Volume I - 
For this issue, we have gathered some of our favorite tutorials from previous online publications and packed them into an exciting 86-page bound book.  We will guide you through how to color using various mediums (Copics, Tim Holtz® Distress Inks, colored pencils, etc.), how to create unique embellishments for your creations (flowers, trinket pins, stamped charms, etc.), and how to create fancy cards (book cards, criss cross cards, flip cards, etc.) that will be sure to impress all your family and friends.  Grab up this issue and and let your creativity flow!

The Whimsy Stamps very first paper issue of the Inspirations magazine is out in print and you are able to order it now in the store.  It is sure to be a hot spot for great coloring techniques, creating of embellishments and more.   The FREE online mini version comes out at the end of July.  

On to my project today!  Happy Independence Day to everyone!  My family, not unlike most of you, have felt loss and triumph along with the pros and cons each and every time the fight for our independence has occurred.  I don't want to debate or try to justify anything or anyone else's opinions as this is usually a heated issue!  I do, however, want to say I applaud and give my sincerest well wishes to every family and friend that has OR knows anyone who has served!   So . . . "WITH GRATITUDE";

A Special New Holiday release with Shape EZ
So . . .  the template I used today is called "Spangled Star Card", and the "Spangled Flower".  Spangled Star card is new and available today only at Whimsy Stamps Store in the Shape EZ section.  The Spangled Flower will be release later this month.  The files are all 300 dpi and come in JPEG,PNG,PDF and SVG formats.  This template has some really special cuts, the base and insert dp of course but then the dark blue hole filled cut for another layer of dp too.  Also, the smaller star can be used separately in any of you favorite designs as embellishments.  The choices are endless!  Now, can you invision this as a Christmas project?  Or even a new born sweet baby blue or pink newborn card?  Me too so don't miss the July Whimsy magazine because I think there may be some samples in there!!!  hint hint! 

For sale here at Pinterest

Challenges entered:
Ginger loft - red,white, and blue
Paperplay Challenges - Banners/Flags
Cute Card Thursday - Patiotic
Incy Wincy - Patriotic
Love to Create - Stars and stripes
My Craft Spot - July 4
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - July 4th
Seven Kids Challenge - Stars and Stripes

Shape EZ template "Spangled Star card" by TLC w/Whimsy Stamps
Shape EZ template "Spangled Flower" by TLC w/Whimsy Stamps
DP is The Paper Studio - God Bless America, Jen Wilson's 29th Street Market by MME
MME The Merry Christmas Days dp and the Paper Studio Patriotic collage, StarStripes and country crackle dp
Vintage Travel Postage Stamps (the cancel marks on the die cuts)
Lavish Flourish stamp by Raindrop Echo Designs w/Whimsy,
Thank You Tabs 1 Sentiment Stamp by Raindrop Echo Designs w/Whimsy
Notables 2, postage stamp mini and large, circle pennants and Vines Shapeology Die w/Whimsy Stamps

Three different postage die cuts from the DP stacked onto some distress gauze and glittered
This photo attempts to show the layered cut out included in the template
Momento Ink
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Ranger Distress crackle paint - Picket Fence

This is the Spangles star flower with three Whimsy Shapeology circle pennants die set inside
Basic Grey Wooden Button
Flora craft Diamond Dust Twinklets
Gauze altered with Black Soot Ranger Distress Ink
Dress It Up football button
Prism Craft thread
Star eyelets from stash

The base file was reprinted on DP in a smaller size for the inside decoration of this card
How good is sight without vision?
- Unknown

covered in flourish stamps, glitter, buttons and string, the best of all is the "with gratitude" sentiment!

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today!

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. Love your card and that flower looks amazing hugs Nikki

  2. Hi tammy Louise, this looks just gorgeous!! Hugs, Frea

  3. This is absolutely AMAZING! GORGEOUS card--love all your stunning embellishments!!! :)

  4. Tammy,
    this is so adorable. I just love your talent girl.
    you are such a great designer.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  5. Wow - this shaped card is very stunning - so very creative! Thanks so very much for joining us at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  6. Wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We would love to have you join us again next week also. joann sassy raggedy

  7. Great card :o) Love the image!!! Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this week for our red white and blue challenge and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  8. Great card love the shape thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  9. Wow that is an awesome card!! Your details are so good!! Thank yo for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

  10. Absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot. :)


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