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152 posts categorized "Whittles"

Herd Birthday
Tiffany Pryce

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Hey friends! Tiffany here. I thought I'd make a departure from holiday cards and use the Whittle Forest Reindeer kit to create a winter-themed birthday card. Have you checked out this adorable kit yet? The little deer and evergreen trees can create the cutest scene cards. The kit comes with several dies and a coordinating sentiment stamp set so there are a lot of card design possibilities. Let's get into the details of how to create this card!

First, create a mini slimline card base measuring 6.25 x 3.25 inches from white card stock. Trim a panel of patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas paper pad to 2.75 x 5.75 inches. Matte the panel with a piece of dark red cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad.

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Next, with scissors trim two snowbanks from white cardstock. On the lowest snowbank, stamp a sentiment with black ink. Lightly ink blend the tops of the snowbanks with mint ink. Adhere the snowbanks in place with liquid glue and foam tape.

Die cut the pieces of the card - the trees and one deer. The trees were die cut from cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. And the deer was die cut from the Earth Neutral paper pad. The deer's hat was cut from the opposite of the patterned paper and the antlers were die cut from white cardstock and colored with brown dye ink. I added some shading to the deer with ink and cheeks with a copic marker.

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Adhere the trees to the card front and add Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Mint Frost to the tops of the snowbanks.

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Hope you liked the card! I think this would make a great masculine or gender neutral birthday card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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You Guac My World
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I know many of you are in Holiday card making mode but that doesn't mean there aren't other events you need cards for during the Holiday season. I wanted to inspire you to keep up on your everyday card stash with these two avocado cuties.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you like avocados?
A: Me? YES! I eat one everyday!

Final_1These cards were very easy to make. I simple die cut 10 Whittle Avocados out of striped green paper and plain green paper from the Lush Green 6x6 Paper pad. Then I die cut 10 avocado "skins" and seeds out of brown paper and glued them together to make my avocados.

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Final_2I framed the quintet of avocados with the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frames and added the puns in the right corner. Thank you for stopping by! Head to my Instagram @madebymeghank or blog (www.madebymeghank.com) for more!

Meghan Floral Signature

 

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Whipped Cocoa
by Rachel Duong

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Joy in the morning is a hot cup of coffee! Add a little bit of "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" Poppystamps dies and the day is off to a great start. Hello, this is Rachel, I am an avid coffee drinker who cannot go a day without a few cups. I am super excited to share this fun, dimensional card created with real coffee!

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Step by step instructions.
1. Begin with a watercolor card front measuring approximately 4x5.25
2. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and spill a small bit on your crafting space. No cream or sugar, thanks!
3. Set your mug on the coffee spill and then place it on your card front. Repeat as many times as you like. 
4. Using a paintbrush, splatter coffee on the card front.

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5. Die cut the Poppystamps "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" mug using a sheet from the Memory Box "Jolly Christmas" plaid paper stack.
6. Die cut two whip cream pieces with creamy white colored paper.
7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Flowing Curves" using a light gray sheet from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection" paper stack.
8. Die cut the "Joy Freestyle Script" using the darkest shade from the "Berry Red Collection" paper stack.
9. Die cut the outline with the same watercolor paper to be used for the background.

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10. Cut the swirls to fit the look you desire. Adhere the pieces to the card front. 
11. Paint the whip with coffee.
12. Glue the card front to a light gray card base.
13. Adhere an Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Crystal" in red to the card front for an extra touch.
Finished? Not necessarily, scroll down for a fun addition to the card!

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How about giving the whip some texture?!
1. Apply texture paste on the die cut with a toothpick.
2. Paint coffee on the lower portions of the swirls for depth.
3. Allow to dry and adhere to the card.

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A close-up view of the finished cup of coziness!

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Options for this card might be to ink blend around the edges to give it a distressed look. A sentiment strip could fill in the empty space below the "joy" script. Perhaps more splatters too.
This time I chose to keep it just like it is, I love it!

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These Poppystamps dies are incredible and will be used all year round at my home. I hope you enjoyed this card. 
May the joy of the season surround you ~ see you again very soon!

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Joy in the Forest
by Kim Singdahlsen

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There are so many amazing products in the 2022 Christmas release. Without a doubt, I'll end up using everything in it - but I'm always drawn to "joy" for the holidays so the big Stacked Joy was the first thing I wanted to use.  And there are two other new items on this card because how perfect is the Sunbeam Frame for a joy-themed card and then I created a forest around it using the snowy Iced Pine Trees.

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Since I had a forest theme, I needed to add some forest animals so I pulled out all the "baby" animals that I could find.  The little fawn is from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit, the bird from Whittle Birds and the hedgehog from the Whittle Hedgehog Duo. Look how cute and happy they look in the sparkly scene.

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The star is actually by Memory Box but it is the best Star of Wonder out there. And of course, the  gorgeous glitter papers are from Memory Box pads (but they are available at Poppystamps). 

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This card was fun from beginning to end - a lot of joy and glitter, snowy trees, a sparkly star and charming whittles!! I hope I have given you some ideas for the fabulous new Christmas products!Kim Floral Signature copy

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Whittle Reindeer Cheer
by Kim Singdahlsen

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This is the third in a series of cards using the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit and specifically the deer in the kit that wear the fabulous little hats.  My first card was a green mountainside; the next card was a wintery Christmas card.  While I was making both of these cards, I knew I needed to make a reindeer with a shiny red nose and here it is! 

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The shiny red nose and the star are cut from Memory Box Polished Foil Pad. The star is from the Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. First I adhered the foil to cardstock, then cut the star - I find that keeps the foil smoother and also a lot easier to get out of the die. The sparkly white background for the deer is from Memory Box Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  And the fabulous background paper is from Memory Box's new Christmas paper - Jolly Christmas.

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I love classic Christmas cards. This one has classic colors, Rudolph, and sparkly "snow" - so I kept the layout classic too. There's nothing trendy. I just added a strip for the scene, then partitioned it into the sparkly side for Rudolph and a red side so the sentiment would stand out.  The sentiment is from the new Christmas Sparkle set. It's a great all-around Christmas set with a lovely font, thirteen sentiments and a variety of "shapes" - some are longer, some look square like this one and others more rectangular. I like sentiments not only for what they say, but how they fit into the card so "shape" is important to me!

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Clearly I love the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit and I know it will come out to play again since there's a an entirely different set of deer in it (including a fawn) that I haven't used yet. But there are so many other gorgeous dies that I need to use, I think I'll move on. Hopefully I've given you some inspiration for using this kit! Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Winter Whittle Reindeer
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I have having so much fun with the Whittle Forest Reindeer kit. These guys in their cute little hats make me smile the entire time that I am working.  For this card I put them in a field of snow-covered trees, also from the kit, with falling snowflakes from Adelaide Snowflakes and a big Proper Merry Christmas.

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You can see in the above picture that there are other reindeer in the kit - you can see the side views plus if you look closely because it's almost covered, there's a fawn!  They are sweet too and I will definitely be using them - but the hats go with these particular reindeer and it's the hats that are currently tickling my funny bone!

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These deer were part of the fall release so my first card put them on a hillside with evergreens.  (See details here.)  I'm already planning to do a more classic Christmas with a red-nosed reindeer.  I would have done it on today's card but I really liked the look of all of the soft blues (and no red!)

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I used all soft blues and tans.  I did add some sparkle with just a border of glitter paper and three little gems. The dies did all the work on this card - their sweet faces, the hats(!), the great font on the sentiment and those lacy snowflakes - it doesn't need anything else.

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I am obviously having fun with these guys and am already envisioning a red-nosed reindeer.  I hope I have given you some ideas for your own reindeer cards!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

 

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