Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Leaves with Vanessa

Hello everyone! Vanessa here today with a card inspired by the falling leaves. Although I am a summer person, I love the colors of fall. And creating fall-themed projects! The new "A Tree for All Seasons" stamps and the matching digital elements make it so easy to create fun projects for this time of the year. I played with the acorn leaf from the Digital Elements set for this card:


To create this, I die-cut larger versions of the beautiful leaf from white cardstock. Then I used an ink blending tool and various Distress Inks to color them. Starting on the edges, I applied more and more ink in circular motions until I was satisfied. On some leaves, I used a darker color for the edges. I trimmed a kraft cardstock panel slightly smaller than the red cardbase, inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and adhered it to the card. Then I stamped my sentiment onto the largest leaf and adhered the leaves to the card. For more dimension, I used foam tape for the top leaves. Finally, I added some orange sequins. 

You could make a whole bunch of cards this way, perfect for Thanksgiving! Just die-cut lots of leaves and ink them in various colors and you are almost finished. It is so much fun to create them! 
Thanks for visiting today, I hope to have inspired you!


Ranger Distress Inks, Ink Blending Tool - Tsukineko ink - Pretty Pink Posh sequins

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Leading Lady Lyndal Higgins | Take Three

We are profoundly privileged to present to you Lyndal Higgins for her triumphant return as Leading Lady.  If you have not had the fortune of seeing her previous turns CLICK HERE for her first performance and CLICK HERE for her second. Now the moment you've been waiting for.... 

Hi there again Winnie and Walter friends and fans, it's that time again! It is an honour to bring you the next installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration. I hope you have been enjoying it so far, I know I have!

Wherever you are in the world, September sees you entering a new season, whether it be Spring, Autumn or Fall! So I thought I'd shake things up a little and create a Winnie and Walter seasonal celebration with...

The front panels for each of the shaker cards are created using Winnie and Walter cut files - Winter, Spring and Summer The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and Autumn A Tree for all Seasons.

To create a shaker card you will also need:

  • Fabulous Winnie and Walter stamps
  • White cardstock for front panel and card base
  • Clear acetate sheet from your local office supply store
  • Foam sheet from your local craft store
  • Patterned paper (or be brave and make your own!)
  • (Lots) of double-sided tape!
  • Sequins
  • Circle die

Shaker cards are fun to make, but they can be tricky to photograph!

First up, "Winter Wishes"... 
Layer 1: White cardstock cut using this gorgeous snowflake cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Soft Pool and Pool inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment. The cardstock is adhered with double-sided tape to...
Layer 2: a sheet of clear acetate, cut to the same size as the white cardstock front, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 3: a foam rectangle the same size as the white cardstock front, with a circle die-cut piece removed and the remaining "void" filled with a combination of silver snowflake sequins and some special "thank you" sequins from my last Winnie & Walter order, then sealed with double-sided tape to...
Layer 4: the patterned paper background panel, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 5: the card base.

Next up "Spring Flowers"...
Featuring this cute flower cute file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Pear Tart and Angel Pink Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with sequins.

Next up "Celebrate Sun / Summer"
Featuring this fun sun cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Dandelion and Rose Bud Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment (highlighting "sun" in yellow ink), and filled with sequins.

And last but not least "Autumn Bliss"...
Featuring this fabulous leaf cut file from Winnie and Walter A Tree for all Seasons, and stamped in Lilac Posies and Morocco Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with sequins and glass beads and the background panel created using Luminarte paints on watercolour paper.

I hope you are inspired to try and create your own shaker card - no matter the season!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Scrapbooking + Cardmaking with Latrice Murphy | No. 2

We are so pleased that the gifted Latrice Murphy is featuring our products on her blog again today by using them for both cardmaking + scrapbooking.  We simply love when stamping is integrated into memory keeping.  Don't you?

CLICK HERE to see her first post using Scenery: V for cheVron in a lovely layout and graphic card.

We've got a sneak of today's project:


CLICK HERE to visit her blog to learn more, see a video (and bonus layout) and for a giveaway. :-)

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Surprise Giveaway Winner!

Julie and I thought it only fair for those that commented on the post for the Housewarming Party for also have a chance to win something to celebrate.  Thank you all for such kind and lovely comments!

The random winner is:

Melissa F. come on down you just won your very own...


This Awesome House stamp set!

Melissa, please email us at info {at } winniewalter {dot} com with your name and mailing address within one week to claim your prize.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scapbooking + Cardmaking with Latrice Murphy | No. 1

The delightful and very talented Latrice Murphy will be featuring some of our products on her blog today and tomorrow showing how to use them for both scrapbooking + cards.

We've got a sneak at today's chevronific projects:


CLICK HERE to visit her blog to learn more and for a giveaway. :-)

Remember to check back tomorrow for Latrice's second day featuring w&w (including a video)!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dad! Love, Julie

Happy Tuesday everyone!

My card today is inspired by many things.  First and foremost, it is inspired by my Dad, who celebrated his birthday last week.  I won't get to see him for awhile, but we had a nice chat on the phone.  He is the guy, who after retirement, is taking on lots of household duties, and takes care of his adorable grand-daughter, Kamilla!  He is busy all the time, and though we all appreciate and love him very much, we just don't say it often enough.  Love you DAD and thank you!


This card is also inspired by great paper from Basic Grey's Hey Boy paper pack, and all of the awesome DAD cards created recently by our September Leading Lady, Lyndal Higgins.  If you haven't seen her amazing projects this month, check out the first and second installments.  FAB-U-LOUS!

I have a few shots of the process.  Ready? we go!


1. I pulled out some of the Basic Grey papers and winnie & walter stamps including The Big, the Bold and the Happy, Parentville and Parentville Extras.  My vision was to have the woodgrain strips on the sides and the chevron panel in the middle, letting the chevron pattern take most of the focus of this card.

2. Using a coordinating orange paper from the pack, I cut the banner shaped piece and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media inx embossing powder in Truffle - love it!

3. Once the heat tool started up, Walter was bouncing up and down under the table, demanding to check my work.  I'm telling you, he is a very involved member of the company!

4.  I wanted a final touch on the front of the card, so I added the heart from Parentville Extras in Burnt Sienna chalk ink, and fussy cut it.  The banner and the heart are both popped up with foam.


I have to admit a little secret:  I often do not add elements to the inside of a card.  Gasp!  I know, I know.  But, I'm going to try to change my ways. :)  I added a few strips from the paper, another Burnt Sienna heart and a sentiment of "We love you".

And, finally - here is the finished card.  


Have a great day and a fantastic week!

Happy Stamping!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Leading Lady Lyndal Higgins | Take Two

Lyndal Higgins is back for her second week as Leading Lady and she is knocking our socks off!  If you haven't seen her first time as Leading Lady you will really want to CLICK HERE right now!  Now is the moment you've been waiting for...Lyndal is ready for her next performance!

Hi there again Winnie and Walter friends and fans! So happy to be back for another installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration.  I hope you are enjoying your September so far - I know I am!

After the inks and metal last week, I thought I'd do something completely different this week. As the lovely Virginia is in the midst of Patterned Paper inspiration over at Virginia's View, I thought I'd take this opportunity to showcase Winnie and Walter and Patterned Papers.


First up a floral explosion of Winnie and Walter patterned paper roses...

This gorgeous purse card is created using Winnie and Walter Parentville cut file, cut twice, once for the front of the card and a second piece for the back. The front panel is covered in MME paper, and decorated using these beautiful Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Extras roses, petals and banner, together with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy sentiment, stamped on a selection of patterned papers from my scrap paper stash in Momento Ink Rich Cocoa. Because the stamped image is quite detailed, it looks more effective on monochromatic patterned paper with smaller pattern repeats. For details on how to create the inside of the card, hop over to my blog, Ideas and Paper.

Next up This Awesome House in patterned papers (perfect for playing along in Catherine Pooler's Housewarming Party)...

I just love this image from Winnie and Walter This Awesome House, and think it looks super cute in patterned papers. The more "open space" there is in your stamped image, the more busy the patterned paper can be. I stamped the house three times on co-ordinating coloured patterned papers - one busy floral pattern, and two monochrome, then fussy cut and adhered the layers, before pop-dotting. I added these cute co-ordinating patterned paper clouds and sun. The "Happy" is a negative cut using Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy cut file, and the "Birthday" stamp is from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy.

Last but not least, creating your own patterned paper...

I thought I'd give you a few hints and tips on creating your own patterned paper using Winnie and Walter stamps. I created my own patterned paper for my Halloween mini album for the recent Autumn Release Tour of the Stars, featuring Winnie and Walter Moonlight and This Awesome House.

Hints and Tips
  • To create more depth and texture, use a piece of monochrome patterned paper as a base, rather than plain paper.
  • Use a sheet of acetate (you can even use the Winnie and Walter packaging) laid on top of the paper so you can position the stamps without getting ink smudges on the paper.
  • Start the pattern from the right hand edge and worked your way backwards, lining up the stamps using a Fiskars stamp press - I love the grid pattern on this - it makes lining up the stamps a breeze.
  • Position the larger stamps first. If there are any gaps after you have stamped, you can fill the gaps using the smaller words and images.
  • Colour the images to match the theme, or photos.
  • Add some sparkle for fun!
I'd LOVE you to stop by my blog, Ideas and Paper, and say HELLO - as well as a chance throughout September to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment! 

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!

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