Saturday, 28 June 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release BLOG HOP!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release BLOG HOP!

Today we are excited to share the final set of stamps and dies from this release - TIME FOR TEA - and I have used both stamp sets and both coordinating die sets for my card.  I have followed Color Throwdown Challenge #298 for my colour combination:





All 6 new clear stamp sets AND 6 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store, woo-hoo!! We are celebrating this month's release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Saturday June 29th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday June 30th at midnight EDT.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy Stamps blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:



One lucky hopper will win 2 stamp sets and 1 die set from the Time For Tea line.  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed our new release.  I'd love to know if you have any favourites from thie release, so if you do, please let me know in the comments!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Friday, 27 June 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release - Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...


This week we are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW.

Yesterday we introduced HAPPY EVERYTHING and DISTRESSED BACKGROUND AND INK SPLATS, and today we are excited to introduce you to SMARTY PANTS and SCHOOL SPIRIT stamp sets and dies! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.

http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_82&products_id=3266     http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_82&products_id=3265



For my first card, I used both paper airplane stamps, the flight path stamp and the "Just a note" sentiment stamp from the SMARTY PANTS stamp set.  I stamped the larger paper airplane stamp onto Doodlebug paper and the smaller one onto white card, cut them out, then popped up 2 with foam pads for dimension and interest.  I would like to enter this card into the Keep it simple! challenge #43 which is Turquoise.


Supplies
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Smarty Pants stamp set
Versafine Onyx Black ink, Versamak ink
Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad: Kraft in Colour - Colour
Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay cardstock
WOW Embossing Powder: Opaque Bright White Super Fine (WL01SF)

I made my second card for one of my old high school friends who is graduating next month.  She has always wanted to study a Geography degree, and I'm so happy that she finally got to live her dream.  I am so proud of her!  I made the card using her university colours, and added the world stamp (from the Travel 2 stamp set) as a nod to subject of her degree.  As she wears glasses, I just had to add the new glasses die!  I cut several of them and then glued them all together for added dimension.  It was very easy to add dimension to the mortarboard die-cut - all I did was die cut 2 then I snipped off the bottom part of the hat from one of them and glued the remaining diamond shape on top of the other!


Supplies
Clearly Whimsy Stamps School Spirit stamp set (Congrats, Graduate)
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Smarty Pants stamp set (strip of stars, arrows)
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Travel 2 - Happy Travels stamp set (world)
Whimsy Stamps Mortarboard & Tassel die set
Whimsy Stamps Glasses & Bracket die set
Memento ink: Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue
Bazzill Flinstone cardstock
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss

And for my third card I was totally inspired by this week's new CASE Study Challenge 197 card. I pretty much CASEd the whole thing!  I used the ruler stamp and the "You Rule" sentiment from the new SMARTY PANTS stamp set.  Yep, I painstakingly mapped out a grid so that I stamped the ruler stamp level and equal distance apart - that's the nerd in me, hehe!  I didn't have chance to pop the card under some heavy books to flatten out the vellum before photographing it, so you can see the vellum lifting away slighty from the left and right edges, which gives a little more of a hazy look, lol!  As I'm typing this, I can also see that my top line of stitching is a bit wonky - oops!  I would like to enter this into the STAMPlorations June challenge which is 'Stamps & Borders'.


Supplies
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Smarty Pants stamp set
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Morocco
Vellum
Black thread



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!

Hugs,

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release - Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the ...


Over the next 3 days the CWS DT will reveal the new June 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/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 Jen Carter and Becky Carafa as our Guest Designers. Jen and Becky will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing their wonderful creations featuring our June release. Welcome girls!

Today we are excited to reveal the HAPPY EVERYTHING 4x6 stamp set together with its coordinating die sets, PLUS the DISTRESSED BACKGROUNDS AND INK SPLATS 4x6 stamp set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.




For my first card I used the Happy Everything stamp set together with the Happy word die.  I followed the gorgeous colour combination from this week's ColourQ challenge #247.  I'd also like to enter this card in this week's CAS on Sunday challenge #36 which is Birthday, and this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is Anything Goes:


Supplies
Clearly Whimsy Stamp Happy Everything stamp set
Whimsy Stamps Happy word die
Memento ink: Love Letter, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black
Versamagic ink: Pink Petunia, Sea Breeze
Cardstock: Bazzill Grenadine, Core'dinations Atoll Aqua (AB030)


For my second card I used the Distressed Backgrounds & Ink Splats stamp set, the Happy Everything stamp set, and the Happy word die.  The small heart is from the Coffee Break Additions stamp set (from our April release).  I would like to enter this card into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is Anything Goes.


Supplies
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Distressed Backgrounds & Ink Splats
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Happy Everything stamp set
Clearly Whimsy Stamps Coffee Break Additions stamp set
Whimsy Stamps Happy word die
Memento Gray Flannel ink
VersaColor Gold ink
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Crystal Transparent
Bazzill cardstock
Corner rounder punch


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 dropping by today, and I hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

Hugs,