Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale + First Look at the *limited edition* stamp set

First, we want to share how very thankful we are for you!  We are so blessed to be a part of your lives and that you use w&w products to make something handmade and beautiful--what a privilege and honor you bestow upon us each and every day!  Every comment, email, post, project and link shared warms our hearts.   Thank you.

Part of Thanksgiving is giving back.  Yes, Black Friday is a commercial event, but it also about us sharing with you.

Interested in more details about our Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale (CST)?  Here you go:


But there is more!  We have some projects to inspire you using the *limited edition* Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set that is free with purchase (while supplies last) when you spend $35 after discounts are applied and prior to any shipping & handing and taxes being applied.


You need not do anything we will simply add it to your order if you qualify.

Time to get to...



It is nearly Thanksgiving and I keep thinking, “where has the time gone?” This year is flying by. If you are like me, you are probably preparing for the big day and traveling to meet loved ones. I just want to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for and I know we are very thankful for you all. Your warm comments and messages bring us much happiness and we are grateful for your continued support.

I have to admit that when I worked on this card, I finally was feeling in the mood to start my holiday cards. I think the recent cold snap helped with that too! LOL I’ve been really drawn to the bokeh trend we have seen over the last year or more, and I had not really tried making a card with that effect. When I saw the new Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti set in my hands, I knew I wanted to try the effect, but not with the circles. I have been a huge fan of the diamond shaped star (I fondly call it “retro star”) since we released it with Scenery: Big Bang Confetti, so I knew it had the be the feature. It also reminded me of photos I’ve seen where the bokeh shapes have been manipulated into hearts or little Mickey Mouse ears. Here is my take - Retro Star Bokeh Christmas


I started with some bristol that I painted shades of green inks onto the background and then another layer of an iridescent mist painted to give it a slight shimmer. It is very subtle. First, I started with the largest stars and randomly stamped them around the perimeter, trying to leave the center open for my sentiment. The faintest stars were stamped in Color Box Chalk Ink in Alabaster. For the brighter white stars, I used Palette Hybrid mini pad in Fresh Snow both in first and second generation stamping with all three sizes of stars from the BIGGER Bang set.


I wanted a bit more, so I also used the original Scenery: Big Bang Confetti solid retro stars stamped in Encore Ultimate Metallic Champagne Ink. These stars now pop to the front a bit more. The Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs sentiment “Wishing you a Merry & Bright Christmas” fit perfectly as a gold embossed centerpiece to this card. I trimmed the card to 4” x 5.5” and added gold glitter tape to the left side of a top folding A2 card, and then mounted the finished panel with a sheet of foam for a little dimension.

I hope you are inspired by the projects today, and also enjoy the discounts for this weekend. You are going to love the ideas you see below. Take care, stay warm, and save me a piece of pie!!! :)


Hello friends!  Don't you love Julie's card?  So beautiful!

When I was thinking on making some projects with Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti what came to mind was the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge (#sharehandmadekindness) by Jennifer McGuire as I hadn't had a chance to make anything yet and why not use the "thanks" in the set to do something with the Acts of Kindness stamp set by Hero Arts?

One of the things I love about the Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set is Julie and I wanted this to be an incredibly versatile stamp set that would be something you could reach for time and again for any occasion and works with all the products you have in your crafting arsenal.


I stamped the thanks in Tim Holtz Distress Ink (before doing so I inked up the stamp with Versamark ink so the Distress Ink sticks to the stamp).  I cut the panel to slightly less than A2 size.  On a piece of teal cardstock I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white.  Out of a thin strip of white cardstock I die cut the xoxo border from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and attached it to the teal cardstock.  I attached the thanks panel to an A2 white card base.  Last I attached the teal strip to the card using foam adhesive.

For my second card I took the same basic premise of the first card and used the outline circles from Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set to create the background.


Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink again on a panel of watercolor cut to 4 inches x 5.25 inches I stamped the outline circles and then used a water brush to paint in each circle.  The smaller grey circles are from the Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set.  I attached the panel to a A2 white card base.  On a strip of grey cardstock I stamped the "happy" 3 times in Versamark and embossed it in white.  I attached the strip to the card using foam adhesive.  I plan on sending this card to my uncle for his upcoming birthday...these shapes are great for making masculine cards too.

Now it's time for some dazzling inspiration from the Talent and our talented friends.


CLICK HERE to see more from Heather P.

kelly_W&W Bigger Bang Confetti Handmade Thank You Card kelly_Winnie and Walter Bigger Bang Confetti Birthday Card 
CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne Dahlberg.

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Hoffman.

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We wish you a delightful weekend full of all you most cherish.

Much love,
Walter, Julie, Winnie and Shay

Monday, November 23, 2015

Home | Joy with Heather P.

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here, and it's my turn on the Winnie & Walter blog today to share the card I've created using the theme "home" as inspiration.  

To create my tag, I started by die cutting a tag shape, then stamping it with the wreath image from Happy Christmas in Versafine ink, then covering it with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the Joy sentiment from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs in Versafine ink and covering it as well with clear embossing powder.  Once that was done, I heat embossed both the wreath and sentiment to set the powder.  The wreath was then colored with watercolor pens, and background stripes were added with heavily diluted black watercolor.

While the wreath was drying, I stamped the bow from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs onto watercolor paper in Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder before coloring it.  I then stamped one of the house images from Our Town in the center of the wreath using yellow ink.  Once the bow was dry, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the tag front.  Teal, green and silver metallic twine were braided together and attached to the tag, and then a yellow bow was added to the front.  To finish up, the house and bow were covered with sugared Stickles.  

That wraps it up for me today, thanks for stopping by! :)



Saturday, November 21, 2015

November Leading Lady Isha Gupta | Take Three


Our November Leading Lady, Isha Gupta returns for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or to see her sensational second performance focusing upon glorious gift ensembles...CLICK HERE.  Isha certainly proves her incredible versatility and depth of crafting skill and artistry today!

Without further ado, Isha....

Hello Winnie and Walter fans!! I am back with the Week 3 of my posts :) I am enjoying the products so much and these are so versatile that I am motivated to try new things :)

So, today's post is all about Home Decor. I made a simple hoop, a banner out of my patterned paper scraps (perfect way to use those tiny bit) and then I tried a silk painting all by myself. I am so glad to do that and now need some practice to get better....see you don't only have to make cards or papercraft projects with these AWESOME

For my 2nd. project I tried some silk painting. I bought this silk frame and used In Bloom: Addie's Garden Stamp set. These tulips are so pretty that I had to use them (a change from Christmas projects)

Now for my last project I am back to my Holiday decor and made a banner. The most Awesome thing is, that the digital cut files which comes with the stamps made it so easy to cut all those pieces using my Cameo. After I had all my pieces ready it was so quick :) I could also use so many of my scraps of patterned papers to cut various tags :)

I hope you enjoyed and got inspired by today's projects. There is more information on my blog about the inks I used etc.

I also want to mention, Winnie&Walter are generously giving away a gift card for my readers. I have the information on my blog about it. Thank you Julie and Shay :)


Friday, November 20, 2015

Home | Home for the Holidays with Lydia Evans

Hi there! I do hope you are all good! It's Lydia here with you today with a fun little shaker card .... and video. As this months theme here on the Winnie & Walter blog is 'home' I wanted to use the fab new 'In A Word: Home Cutaway Die', and I wanted to show you a little cheeky way of creating a shaker too so I mixed this up and came up with this...


Fun right?!?! I have also used two of the newly released stamp sets, Happiest Of Holidays With Evelin T Designs for the added extra bit of sentiment and Comfort + Joy for the fun stags head. The layer is the smaller of the layering dies in 'Essentials: Katherine Cutaways'. I love the size of the stag head as it's just perfect to take up the space of the 'o' in home. For a full step-by-step on how I created this card I have created a video tutorial for you.....

Or here is the link to the video:

I really hope you like the card and video and give this cheeky little way of creating a shaker card a go! 
 Hugs Lydia xxx



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Home | Thanksgiving Tradition with Kelly

Hi Folks! Kelly here. Even though I don't scrapbook as much as I would like, I still have the urge to document things throughout the year. And I love traditions. Enter the Thanksgiving blessings turkey.

He's kooky, he's charming, he features The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways down each colorful feather. And if you look at his backside,

he's got a feather for each year. Why? Well, he's waiting to record why everyone around the Thanksgiving table feels blessed. We rotate among three different families each year, and in addition to being a fun activity, I thought this turkey would make a great "scrapbook" without any ongoing effort from me to record the thoughts of so many different family members.

Here's our first completed feather, from last year. Great Grandma is 94 years old and it means so much to me that not only do we have her thoughts here, but we also have her handwriting captured. It brought a big smile to my face when I got it out of the decorations box this week. And let's face it, we probably all need more Thanksgiving decorations; it's such a neglected US holiday decorating-wise, sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas!

  In a couple weeks I'll add the 2015 feather to his backside and leave the blessings turkey up until the Christmas decorations come out. I think it will be fun to see him grow each year.  

I made a simple, square stand for my blessings turkey, with slots on two sides to stand him up. Nothing fancy, as you see. The burlap is just adhered onto the cardstock stand with tape runner adhesive. The space in the back section of the stand woks well to store future years' feathers. To hold the feathers on the turkey itself, I cut out a dark brown circular shape and adhered it to the body, leaving a 3/4" margin along the edge that's not adhered. That's enough room for me to snugly slip the feathers in and have them stay.

I love how the scripty font of "blessings" gives the feathers more definition.

Here he is, all together. The turkey cut file is from the "Turkey" image at the Silhouette Store. The patterned papers are from the We R Memory Keepers Jet Set collection. Gobble, gobble!

Thanks for looking!