31 posts categorized "Whittles"

Whittle Notes for Backpacks
by Kim Sindahlsen

I absolutely adore the Whittles!  Before I move into making holiday cards, and given the challenge for this month is Cards for Kids, I wanted to do a series of cards entirely devoted to the Whittles.

The Whittles are tiny little dies and that can make it seem difficult to fill an entire card.  You can do groupings of them, but my idea for today is to do little 3x3 cards for backpacks or lunchboxes.  It's a tough time to be a kid right now - cards of love and encouragement will make their day!  Besides the Whittles dies there are also three sentiment stamp sets that coordinate perfectly.  These four cards all use just one of the stamp sets - Whittle Sayings.

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I like my dies to be grounded.  For example, I didn't want my deer to just be floating so I used the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Trimmings which are very thin frames with stitching. I used a frame that was bigger than my card front, then I cut a straight piece to be the ground.  Here are the Whittle Deer with their ground and two Whittle Trees. 

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I used the same technique for the Whittle Squirrel by putting a strip behind the Whittle Oak Leaf.  Dimension can really make a difference on a clean and simple card so I folded up the bottom of the leaf and I popped the big squirrel.

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Here is the Whittle Mouse.  I cut him in three colors and stacked them up then added a heart from Whittle Hearts.

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The "You are the Micest" sentiment actually is a one-liner so to fit it next to my stack of mice, I used a post-it note.  I covered the "micest" and inked the other side and then removed the post-it.  You can see what's inked. 

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To do the second line, be sure to clean and dry the first side.  I even stamp it off a few times because if you don't you might get a shadow of the "You are the" when you are stamping the "micest". Then just reverse the above.  Cover the first half, ink, remove the post-it and stamp.

Adding their little pink noses can be difficult.  The easiest way is to cut a smaller piece (regular hole punches are handy for this.) Add a bit of glue on the back side of the mouse and adhere the smaller piece on the back side.  If you do it this way, you don't have to fuss with the itty bitty nose but the pink shows through nicely. (See left picture).  I forgot to do that before I glued the mice.  So I cut another mouse in pink and left the nose in the die.  Then put a small dot of glue on the card in the hole where the nose is going to go.  Put the die down, it lines up easily, and use something small and sharp to lightly push it down.  It goes right into the nose hole(!)  (See right picture).

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Last but not least is the Whittle Birds.  There are Whittle Wood Frames and Whittle Clouds that make a nice scene for him.

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In all of these little cards, I used dimensional adhesive on a few pieces just to give it interest.  The bird is popped and so is one of the mice.  The big squirrel is popped and the leaf is folded. The fawn is popped.  This little detail adds so much to a simple card.

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I have two sons.  My "kids" are 24 and 20 and are away at college so I don't have lunchboxes or backpacks to tuck notes into.  But my almost-grown kids still need encouragement so I used the same small square format as the small notes, added a strip of patterned paper and I have a full-sized card!

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The Whittle Sleepy Fox has to be my very favorite Whittle just for the expression on this face.  It goes perfectly with the sentiment (which is from a second set of sentiments - Whittle Everyday).  That's exactly how my kids are feeling right now.  There's a lot of unexpected adulting right now - "how many people are in this room - do we meet COVID restrictions" and "darn - I'm quarantined, how do I keep up with classes" or "I'm president of a club that can't meet - how do I keep the club going".  I love sending them cards - and they love whatever gift card I put inside!!

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I hope you enjoyed my five scenes using the charming Whittles!  And you still have time to play along with Cards for Kids.Kim Floral Signature copy


PSC#72 Cards For Kids


Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #71 Heat Wave is Greta H.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Larissa Heskett.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


PSC#72 Cards For Kids!  We're dedicating September to the children this month with Cards For Kids!  There's nothing like experiencing a holiday or birthday through the eyes of a child.  They find delight in the simplest things, allowing us to experience their joy and curiosity through fresh eyes and a giggle.    How about some cute whittle animals, bright colors, or balloons?!  Celebrate with their favorite images for personalized one of a kind creations made by you! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Jeanne Jachna


Patty Tanuz


Jennifer Svare

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on October 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 


Friends Are Flowers!.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, hope you are well and creating cards!.  My make to-days make could be for a number of occasion .. New Home/ sorry your leaving/ I did not need one of those occasion, so decided on a summery friend card.. could also see this beautiful "Proper Brick House" from Poppystamps as a winter scene! just add snow..Perfect. 


This is how I created the depth to the house brick work.


I used the die, to Emboss the card ..No cutting for this part.


Next..Cut using the die..Grey and White card, I wanted to have a grey mortar brickwork look, White windows and door, I cut the windows and door out and adhered  onto the grey as shown


Next adhere to the embossed brown card .


Cut around with scissors, for my floral curtains, I used Washi Tape onto white card and cut with the house die, adhere  as shown, used the grey door and roof.



I took a sheet from Memory Box "Cottage Meadow" 6x6 paper pad, adhered to a touch larger white card , Poppystamps "Hill and Valley Grass Boarder" die cut in green card, roughly tore as shown another strip.


Add white "Wavy Long Picket Fence" adhere to the green grass, where the door is I left this, can been oped at this section. another mat in brown card and main card in white ..6.1/2 inches x 6.1/2 inches..ready to add finish touches.


Poppystamps basic greeting stamp..Whittle Bird..Dog..Cat..few pearls . gate is open ...

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Stone Garden Planter by Jennifer Svare

Hello!  Did you know that July is World Watercoloring Month? I thought it would be fun to play with watercolors and watercolor pencils to create a stone planter look with the Whittle Cutie Rabbit die.  It's also a fun way to use many different animal dies!

For the base of the card front, I used the Circle Fold Frame die cut in a light gray cardstock, along with the matching Lattice cut out of white, and the Adriana curve cut out of a smooth watercolor paper. The beautiful Floral Cluster was used as the base of the flower pot.  Lots of matching floral and greenery fillers were also die cut using smooth watercolor paper (the exact dies used are listed below). 


The inside of the card had a white-on-white look with the Floral Cluster glued to the top.  I just love embellishing the interiors as well as exteriors.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in silver, and the font from Peony Garden Corner was perfect for the simple-yet-elegant look I was going for. 

Check out the video I've made to show you how I used the watercolor pencils!  So easy to create lots of rich texture in colors.  I'll also show how to tone down the colors for an easy matted pastel look.  Have a great day!

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz Love and a dog
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone, and welcome to another Blog Blitz post. That means lots of chances for you to get your hands on Poppystamps products. Please see details below. Today I've kept it fairly simple since the pandemic that is still going on meant my new products arrived late (yesterday, but who's keeping score, lol). But I'm super excited it got here, so I could show you this new Whittle Cutie Dog die.

I cut a panel, sentiment and hearts out of some patterned paper. The Whittle cutie dog I cut from white cardstock.

Using a small piece of printer paper I protected one area of the doggie while ink blending over the other. 

I layered 3 different colors, and finished off with a black marker for the eyes and black nuvo drops for the nose.

I put the love cut out together using both glitter and patterned paper. Before adhering it I stamped the sentiments to go with it. This sentiment is so true to me! I adhered the dog and then both the positive and negative heart cut outs. Also cut from that gorgeous glitter paper. 

And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Whittle Cutie Dog die!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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Long time, no see
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to play with a few pun sentiments and a rainbow.


I die cut the giraffe 5 times from white cardstock, and cut 5 strips of patterned paper.


I adhered the strips to my A2 sized card base and colored the 5 giraffes with Copics in darker, coordinating colors.


From the same patterned paper I then cut 5 labels to fit my sentiements.


I used the same darkest marker to color the edge of the labels to make them stand out. For this label I even snipped the stamp in 2. I find it easier than to mask the stamp. That way I always end up with ink in wrong places. And I can easily place them together if I want to stamp them as intended later.


I then adhered the giraffes and popped up the labels. And then I thought it was kind of missing something, yet I didn't want to add more dimension or glitter. I know, weird right? Corona isolation must have gotten the better of me, LOL. Anyway, I added a fine black line all around the base, repeating 3 times. I also added a few "stars". I guess I had to have some "sparkle", after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great crafty day!

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