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100 posts categorized "Whittles"

Bravocado!
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I love the variety of food-related Whittle dies along with the punny sentiments in Life is Sweet.  There is a wide variety of dies available from ice cream to popsicles, donuts to pies and the tacos, chips and avocados that I used on my card!  And the Life is Sweet set has sentiments for all of them.

We are a taco-loving family with a good guac on the side so I prepared this in advance for when I want to say "bravocado" to one of my sons!  I used the Whittle Taco and Nacho and the Whittle Avocado along with the Word Balloons for the sentiment.

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If you look at the picture of the Whittle Taco and Nacho you'll see that it's just the shells but I wanted to make my taco overflowing.  My taco shell is cut with the bigger one; I cut two and used on behind all of the stuff in my taco.  I used the smaller taco shell and cut it in orange and red to add the colors of cheese and tomatoes. Then I cut a nacho in green and trimmed the three little corners for my shreds of lettuce.  Finally just to be sure my sons knew the card came from me , I cut the avocado pit in white for a dollop of sour cream. (Everything is better with sour cream!!)

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Because it's intended for one of my 20+-year old sons, I had originally just had the three little elements and their word balloons - but I decided a "bravocado" card need some color! So I trimmed strips of taco-related colors plus an aqua just for fun - then cut the whole thing with a stitched square.  I mounted it on white, then black. To mirror that, I mounted the word balloons on white.  It's a bright and festive card with a bit of a cartoony-look to it.  It will be perfect for them! And I hope I gave you some ideas for your next taco/avocado/nacho card!!

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Friendly Monsters
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth Lopez  here again today with some friendly monsters.  I jumped right into Halloween but still need to make fall cards. The monsters are all from Poppystamps : Whittle Monsters that you can add and change up a bit to your very own liking. 

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I had to add a bit of glitter to my monsters. I did keep it all blacks and whites but lots of different textures for the details.

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In the picture above you can see I used the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles (negative space) for my cut out on this panel.  It made the perfect window to have all five of the Whittle Monsters fit on the front panel.

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I raised the panel with foam tape so the monsters could fit inside the panel and not add too much bulk to my card.

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I love the way this turned out, hope you do too. The background  panel is watercolor cardstock from Hobby Lobby .

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 I hope you have a wonderful week full of blessings. Have fun crafting. 

 

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HUGS TAG with a pretty lizard!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I share this cute tag with you!

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I love cactus, I see them and I think of my Mexico!

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Hugs with Fairy sugar is beautiful! I cut Hugs die in thick cardboard to give volume!

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Whittle lizard has eyes of sparkling stones, clear jewels! jiji

I love my post today, and you?

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Oak Leaves and a Forest Squirrel
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Fall is my favorite season. I love all the brilliant colors of fall but it isn't just those traditional colors. I love how they look against the sky as it gets more wintery.  And I love how the colors look with a hint of frost in the morning.  There's such amazing contrast in the fall.  It may not be officially fall, but as soon as it is September, I feel like I can start using bright leaves and fall themes! 

I cut the Whittle Oak Leaf in a rainbow of fall colors and arranged them in a little window as a backdrop to the charming Whittle Forest Squirrel. For the contrast I was talking about, I used a bluish-gray cardstock with the Memory Box Waves 3D Embossing Folder. I think it works as well for blowing wind as it does for waves.

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As with all of the whittles dies, the detail in these is amazing.  Of course, you can add ink and highlights and anything you love to do with dies...but the detail in them also allows them to stand alone.  I just cut these out. I spent a little time arranging, but it was truly a quick and simple card.

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The sentiment comes from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set.  Across the whittle stamp sets there are so many punny sentiments - many would work perfectly with the squirrel. As I was looking at my card, I felt like it was "prettier" than I would want for the punny sentiments.  The stamp sets not only have those punny sentiments, but also basic and classic sentiments, so I settled on "thinking of you". 

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I hope you enjoyed my Whittle Forest Squirrel happily sitting in the rainbow of leaves!  It's always fun to work with the any of the Whittles because they have such charming expressions. As they are sitting on my desk waiting to end up on a card, I smile every time I look at them!

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Sweet Friend Shaker Card
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I’m finishing off my summer posts with this sweet ice cream shaker card. It’s still really hot where I live and am looking forward to the cooler fall temps!

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This card is a mini slimline, my first time making one! Using the Whittle Ice Cream Cone, I die cut it five times from white card stock.

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I took the cones and inked them up with Distress Ink. Here’s a little tip for you. To prevent your ink pads or die cuts from sliding around when you’re trying to ink blend, lay them on a Silpat or silicone baking mat. The texture of this mat grabs the ink pads and die cuts and keeps them in place. No more inky fingers! They are inexpensive at Amazon.

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They also come in this style. Works the same way.

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For the background of the ice cream I inked up a piece of white card stock with Distress Inks and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer and texture.

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I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the cones and added foam tape. I used clear seed beads for my shaker bits then attached the rainbow inked panel on top.

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For the sparkly lines on the card front, I sprinkled clear iridescent glitter over two lines of double sided tape and burnished it in with my fingers.

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The sentiment was created with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet. These letters are a great size for card fronts and the die cuts several of each letter at once. It’s a great way to customize your cards and it also comes in lowercase.

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I attached my panel to a light grey card base and it’s all done!

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This card could be used as a birthday card, missing you or just to say hello.

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Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a wonderful week!

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One of a Kind
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi Poppy friends! I recently took a crafting class on cardstock (from Online Card Classes)  and thought I'd share what I learned with all of you. This card is a little different from what I usually make because I normally die cut or stamp and color an image, but this focuses on the sentiment and background technique. What a fun and simple way to stretch your supplies and creativity! You could do this technique with different colors and create a great masculine card - the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

To start,  I choose 3 colors of cardstock- blue, green and glitter. I cut each piece of cardstock into half inch strips using my paper trimmer. I then glued these strips to a piece of copy paper using my tape runner. I trimmed any excess hanging over the edges.

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Next, with the stripes laying horizontally, I cut my striped panel into half inch strips. This will leave you with strips made of tiny squares of each color of your cardstock.

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Next, I glued the strips together being mindful to offset colors to get that checkered pattern. In hindsight, I should have flipped every other strip around so to avoid the solid blue stripes in the final card background. But I'm still happy with the result. I trimmed the checkered panel down to about 3.5 x 4.5. I matted it with some cream cardstock.

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To create the custom sentiment, I die cut the letters from the Marzipan Alphabet die set. I die cut each letter 3 times for dimension. Next, I stamped and clear heat embossed the sub sentiment from the Whittle Everyday stamp set. I created my own banners by cutting small notches at the end of each sentiment strip. I adhered both the letters and the sentiment strip with foam tape. In a clean and simple design like this, I think the added dimension adds some polish to the finished card. I wish I could capture that pretty glittery cardstock here, but trust me, the sparkle is gorgeous! 

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Hope you liked the card and enjoyed the step-by-step walkthrough. If you use this technique with your Poppystamps projects, please don't forget to tag us on social media so we can see. Until next time, happy crafting!

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