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Monday, September 1, 2014

Congrats in Glitter!

Hello!  Happy Labor Day! I hope your day is going well! I know that I am so happy to celebrate Labor Day and to have a day off!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!  I am back today with another card featuring products from Frantic Stamper!  This time I've not only used their dies but one of their exclusive stamps as well!

Medallion 3 Congrats Side

I started by stamping my background.  I took a light piece of gray cardstock  and stamped the Frantic Stamper Medallion #3 stamp with watermark ink in a repeated pattern over the entire piece of paper.  I then sprinkled the paper with aqua embossing powder and embossed it.  It made such a gorgeous backdrop for the card!    

Medallion 3 Congrats Closeup

I found a coordinating piece of patterned paper in my stash and cut it at an angle and adhered it over the bottom portion of the embossed cardstock.  I then die cut the "congrats", from the Accolades die set which has to be one of my favorite die sets from Frantic Stamper, in both aqua paper & silver glitter paper.  I was careful to keep the accent pieces from the silver glitter paper still in the die cut piece and then adhered the aqua congrats on top.  This allowed the congrats to have a little dimension and it also allowed those little glitter accent pieces to show through!  Lastly I added glitter paper across one of the diagonal stripes and added a few crystals as accents. 

I love how soft the card turned out!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'd love to hear what you think of the Frantic Stamper products!!


 


Supplies:
Dies: Frantic Stamper Accolades (FRA-Die-09219)
Stamps: Frantic Stamper Medallion #3 (FRA-CLG-4704)
Embossing Powder:  Zing Powder
Crystals: Prima

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!


Jen Sat Thanks Word Stitched Borders Closeup 1


The Design Team and Guest Designers have been sharing some amazing creations made with these new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today and ends on Sunday August 31st at midnight EDT.

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


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on the Whimsy Blog and on today’s design team posts, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.

Please visit the Whimsy blog for a full reveal of this month's new release.  The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Jen Sat Thanks Word Stitched Borders

This is a busy card, but I honestly have to say that I think it's my favorite of the ones I've shared for this release.  I chose a bold patterned paper (by American Crafts) and cut it down to the size of my card front.  Then, I used the new Stitched Border dies to cut my paper apart.  Leaving a gap the width I wanted, I trimmed the extra part of the patterned paper that I wouldn't need anymore.  I chose a contrasting pattern to layer underneath the flower paper and then popped up the top panel.    

Jen Sat Thanks Word Stitched Borders Closeup Side 2

The "thanks" sentiment was die cut from the Thanks Large Word Die.   I adhered it between the gaps that I created and then added a few gold sequins.  Such an easy card!

Below are the new products that I've used on this card:



Don't forget to keep hopping and to leave comments for a chance to win!  Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

I hope you've enjoyed this release!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Say What? Clearly Whimsy Release Day 2

**This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Lil' Inker Designs post, please scroll down or click here.  Thanks!**

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps August Release!

Jen Fri Lg Speech Bubble Thanks Closeup


This week we are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW.

Yesterday we introduced THANKS A MILLION and BASIC BACKGROUNDS AND BORDERS 1, and today we are excited to introduce you to SAY WHAT? stamp sets and dies and the Speech Bubble Border Die!


 

Jen Fri Lg Speech Bubble Thanks

The new Speech Bubble Border die is fun!  I decided to make the top portion of my card the speech bubble.  I cut it out with patterned paper and really like how that turned out.  I layered a white piece of cardstock underneath to give it a shadow.  The "Thanks" is a new word die and I also cut two of those to create a shadow.  The sentiment, stamped in mint, is from the Thanks a Million stamp set.  

Jen Fri Say What

I really, really adore camera images so I thought it would be fun to pair the new Say What stamps and dies with this patterned paper.  I really like the versatility of this set!

Jen Fri Say What Top Closeup

I die cut the speech bubble and then embossed it with pink embossing powder.  I then embossed the sentiment in aqua.

Jen Fri Say What Closeup Bottom

One of the fun dies included in the Say What die set is this little row of stars.  You can use this die wherever you'd like on your card!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:


Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!  Thank you SO MUCH for joining me today!

Supplies (not listed above)
Thanks For Your Kindness
Dies & Stamps: Clearly Whimsy
Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Sequins: 4mm Pretty Pink Posh
Ink: Avery Elle Mint to Be

Good Times
Dies & Stamps: Clearly Whimsy
Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Selfie
Heart: Pinkfresh Studio
Twine:  The Twinery Solid Honeydew

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boo to You! with Lil' Inker Designs!


Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Ghost Boo Wm

This card features the new Stitched Ghosts die set and the Boo & Faces stamp set.  I die cut the ghost out of the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag die and then layered a piece of patterned paper underneath.  I stamped the large "boo" on the flag in melon ink.

Ghost Boo Closeup WM3

I added in some cardstock stripes for a little extra texture.  I really like how the ghost isn't the traditional "ghost" or Halloween colors.

Ghost Twine Bag 2 WM

This is a bag I shared last week for the LID & Timeless Twine promo.  But in case you didn't see it then, here it is again.  You can find the details here.  I cut the ghost out of bokeh patterned paper to get that lighted look.  

Thank you so much for visiting this week!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments!

Jen Carter -- You are here

Thanks a Million: Clearly Whimsy Release Day 1

**This is my 2nd post for today.  If you are looking for my Lil' Inker Design post, please scroll down, or click here.  Thanks!!**

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy August Release!

Jen Thurs Thanks Million Stitched Borders Closeup


Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products.  We are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday.

This month we are thrilled to welcome Iris Wiechmann as our Guest Designer. Iris will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing her wonderful creations featuring our August release. Welcome Iris!

Today we are revealing the Thanks A Million 4x6” stamp set and Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 4x6” stamp set, together with the Thanks large word die and the Stitched Borders die set.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.


Jen Thurs Thanks Million Stitched Borders

This is such a fun release!  For my first card I used the new Stitched Border Trio die set.  I used all three dies on this card.  There is a straight border that stitches just a stitch (it doesn't cut an edge, just cuts the stitches), a curved die perfect for making shaped cards and a "hilly" border that has a "swoosh" to it!  :)  I used those dies to create my background.  Then, I used the cool new Thanks Large Word die to cut my thanks with glitter paper.  I embossed the "a million" and the little twinkling stars from the new Thanks a Million stamp set.  What a fun combination of products!

Jen Thurs Basic Borders Thanks Million

For this next card I was inspired by this pin for the color combination.  I started by stamping the chevron border from the new Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 stamp set.  I embossed the sentiment in silver that is included in the Thanks a Million stamp set and also embossed the cute little notebook paper from the same set.  I added Rainbow Teal Shimmer twine from the Twinery.  I thought that this card could be used for a teacher, especially if it were stamped in school colors! 


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:


Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!