109 posts categorized "Whittles"

Hugs and a Happy Fox
by Kim Singdahlsen

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At the beginning of the pandemic, I started sending cards every week to my almost 90-year old mother-in-law who stayed completely isolated in her home.  Although things have loosened up a bit since the beginning, I still send cards every two weeks.  That's a lot of cards but the interesting thing is, she never says a word about them, unless I send a card using any of the Whittles. Then she texts saying how much she loves my cards. Obviously she is as charmed by the Whittles as I am - so today's card was created for my next mailing to my MIL.

I started with the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame and added cardstock stripes behind it for the ground and the sky. The lower left scene is the Whittle Happy Fox then I thought he'd pop better with a dash of color so I put one of the Whittle Birds on his tail.  To complete the cheerful scene, I added some Whittle Sunshine and Whittle Clouds in the upper right corner.

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I created the sentiment using the Marzipan Alphabet. I love the look of this alphabet with the detail in the middle. 

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I think this cheerful card with those wonderful happy Whittle faces will be a highlight of her day when she gets it later this week.  I love that our hobby can be so fun to do and also so meaningful to the recipients of our cards!

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The Whittles definitely made this card special!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Looking Fabulous!
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi crafty friends! I'm sharing a cute card featuring some of the newest products in the Poppystamps shop - Whittle Happy Unicorn and the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit! The kit is awesome because it comes with several coordinating dies and a stamp set all in one! If you are wondering what the difference between the unicorns are - the Whittle Happy Unicorn is much larger than the unicorns in the kit. Head over to the shop for more details.

To create my card, I started by die cutting several clouds using the Whittle Cloud Border die from white cardstock and vellum. On each cloud, I ink blended dye ink to add some color. On the vellum clouds, I blended light blue ink and made sure the vellum was completely dry before continuing. Ink can sometimes sit on top of vellum causing smearing so either wait for it to dry completely or rub off the excess ink with a dry cloth. I also added glitter brush marker to the border of each cloud because you can't have unicorns without sparkle. I adhered the clouds to an A2-sized panel that I lightly ink blended with yellow dye ink for a soft glow.

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Next, I die cut the pieces of the Whittle Happy Unicorn and the small clouds from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. I colored the pieces of the unicorn with copic markers and again, added sparkle to various parts like the wing and horn. Similar to the vellum clouds, I ink blended light blue ink to the clouds. I popped up the unicorn with foam tape for dimension.
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I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set included in the unicorn kit in black ink. Finally, I added several clear Fairy Drops all over the panel. I think it's just the cutest, whimsical unicorn card! Thanks for stopping by today!


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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

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Birthday Fishes
by Kim Singdahlsen

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This "birthday fishes" card is to remind you that the challenge this month is "Happy Birthday".  Be sure to check it out and play along. It's fun; we all need birthday cards; and there's a prize for a random winner!

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When I was thinking about what to do for this challenge, it was at a point that both of my 20+-year old sons had birthdays.  The Whittles and the punny sentiments are such a great option for them.  I used the Whittle Fish trio and gave them a background with the Whittle Seascape. The sentiment is from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments and I used the Word Balloons to make them stand out.

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I gave my glittery fish a little pool of water by cutting the Whittle Seascape out of the middle of a white piece of paper, then also out of a gorgeous blue from the Fresh Aqua pad. I mounted both of them on another piece of the blue.  I adhered the fish and the word balloons some straight to the paper and some with dimensional adhesive. Then I used the Clear Fairy Drops for a few bubbles!

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Just an FYI if you want to try this - look closely at my third word balloon. I didn't have the right size for the sentiment with the curved part going in the direction of that yellow fish.   So I cut the curve off of the balloon that was the right size, then I used one of the balloons with the curve in the correction direction, cut out the curve  with enough left above it to adhere behind the first balloon. You can definitely see it - but I'm betting you didn't see it until I pointed it out!

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This was such a fun card to create! Of course, every time I get any Whittles out, I have to smile at their sweet faces. 

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A sweet card with Kisses!!!!
by Patty TanΓΊz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I share with you a adorable card with a lot of kisses!!! πŸ’‹ πŸ’‹ πŸ’‹

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Awww! so sweet, really?

I love love our Cabin Snowglobe, I would like to use it for everything!

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It's a Easel Card full of love!!!!

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Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Awwww!!!!

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Remember to visit our online store!!!

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Happy kissable day!!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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A Gnaw-some Birthday Card
by Janet Katz

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A fresh new year deserves a fresh take on a birthday card. And who knew cards could be so tasty? Guess this Whittle Beaver did. I wanted to use a lot of white on this card so I started with a white base. I die cut the beaver from both kraft cardstock and dark brown cardstock. I trimmed the kraft version along the etched lines in the shape to just have the belly, and glued it on top of the dark brown one in order to make the beaver two-toned.
 
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I die cut two Stitched Envelopes and then had the idea to make it look like the beaver had gnawed a chunk out of one. I cut off a little piece, shaped it with my scissors and then glued it underneath his tiny paws. (I told you he was hungry.) To make a distinctive bite mark from the pink envelope, I use a standard office hole punch and punched along the cut edge.
 
I have found the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames dies to be almost indispensable. I can use them in SO many places in all kinds of ways. They are ideal to frame up a sweet little Whittle animal. I cut the scalloped frame from a dusty blue cardstock. I made it small because I wanted the frame to ground the beaver.
 
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I glued everything onto a small piece of white cardstock. I used a tiny stapler to add interest to the frame. I matted the white onto two patterned papers in the same colors as the envelopes, twisting them a bit so they would show up. I wanted to add another super subtle embellishment so I made a thread "nest." I did this by just wrapping some peach colored thread around my fingers several times and then spreading it out and gluing it behind the matted portion. I used a 3D embossing folder on a white piece of cardstock for one last textural element on the card. I printed the It's Your Birthday from my computer, and used the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animals Sentiments for the "Gnaw-some." I glued these down last.
 
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Warm Wishes
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy New Year Poppy peeps! May your year be filled with love, new adventures, and good health! I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable Whittle Friendly Snowman and a fun alcohol ink background technique.

I recently watched a Jennifer McGuire video where she shared an alcohol ink background technique. You smoosh two panels of yupo paper together to spread the alcohol ink and create a unique blend. Instead of yupo paper, I used silver, glitter alcohol ink cardstock. On a piece of alcohol ink cardstock, I spread alcohol blending solution and several shades of blue, purple, and silver metallic alcohol inks. I carefully smooshed another piece of alcohol ink cardstock on top, pressing all over the panel to ensure coverage, then pulled the panels apart. Pulling the panels apart leaves interesting texture in the ink and is fun to experiment with. I loved that it looked like an abstract, snowy sky. Alcohol ink is so forgiving, so if you don't like your panel, add more blending solution and ink and try again! You will end up with a completely different background. It is hard to tell in the photos, but the glitter paper peeks through the alcohol ink and is so pretty. 


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With my background complete, I worked on the other elements of the card. From white cardstock, I die cut the Birch Tree and the Whittle Friendly Snowman. I also cut snow banks by hand with scissors. On the tree and the ground, I added puffy embossing powder to mimic snow. For the snowman, I lightly blended blue ink on the edges for a little dimension and colored his nose and accessories with copic markers. I added black jewels for his eyes and buttons. I adhered the tree and snow banks to my background with liquid glue and the snowman with foam tape.


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For the sentiment, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. I trimmed the sentiment into a banner by hand. Finally, I matted the card front with red cardstock, and I drew faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

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