Thursday, June 22, 2017

Coming Soon: June 2017 Release!


We have a fun celebratory themed release coming *very* soon (as in next week)!  Be sure to check back here next Monday for The Big Giveaway + Coming Attractions.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Congrats Graduate with Kelly

Hi Folks! One of my favorite Middle Schoolers just graduated this year and I couldn't be more proud. She's had enormous challenges, yet she, helped by her very supportive family, pushes herself to succeed every single day. Her favorite color is orange, so I thought it would be great to have some orange gummy bears from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs congratulating her on her graduation.

Since we have four members in our family, I created a crowd of four by stamping the darkest bear in the middle, masking him off, and then stamping the remaining bears. The bears are watercolored in different shades of orange. I liked using the "we love you" sentiment from Sentimental: Love because it further indicates that the bears represent our specific family. The rest of the sentiment is from the classic The Big, the Bold and You set.

Here's a peek at the inside of the card. If I'm not lining the entire inside of the card with patterned paper, I usually pick 3-4 scraps of paper from my drawer and layer them towards the bottom.

And here's the graduate reading her card with her mom. Love those smiles! They are the sweetest people ever!

I get more use out of this bear from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs than I ever anticipated. He's not just for little kids; I've used him as the focal point for birthday, graduation, friendship, and even my Father's Day cards this year!

Thanks for looking!




Saturday, June 17, 2017

June Leading Lady Crystal Thompson | Take Three

Our June Leading Lady, Crystal Thompson is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her bright, fresh and sensational second performance CLICK HERE.   Today she brings you a graphic and modern card with stamping and die cutting!

Without further ado, Crystal....


Happy Saturday crafty friends! Today I am here with my 3rd project combining stamping and die cutting. 

 This card is made using two of Winnie & Walter Sets. Sketchy Thoughts Stamps and Sketchy Thoughts Cutaways along with  In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya First, I stamped the leaves from Lola's Bouquet  in three different shades of gray onto the white card base. (Tip: Allow drying between stamping to avoid getting your fingers inky and staining the card... as I did) 

Next, I stamped the speech bubble from Sketchy Thoughts using the middle shade of gray. Using white embossing powder, I heat embossed the sentiment from Sketchy Thoughts and once that was dried I die cut using Sketchy Thoughts Cutaways

Before placing my speech bubble, I added a few strips of washi tape, then with 3D foam adhesive I placed my sentiment.  Giveaway: Comment on my corresponding Winnie & Walter post on my blog for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. There will be 4 posts for the month of June, giving you 4 entries to win.

That is all for this Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the sunshine!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Hello with Lydia

Hi there everyone! Lydia here with you today and I'm sharing with you a card that features this month's Re-Run set- Scenery: Stripes. If you had your eye on this set now is the time to get it as for this month only it's marked down in price. So on to my card...


I started by stamping the thickest of the stripes from Scenery: Stripes all over my card blank in a light grey ink. I love the look this gives, even though it's subtle it really does add to the card.


I then die cut In A Word: Hello Cutaway 4 times from white card and once from this pretty patterned paper from Pinkfresh. I then layered these all up adding the patterned one on the top. I added this into place in the centre of my card black before covering with A Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accents for shine.


To embellish I added die-cut elements (again from Pinkfresh) and a few blue Nuvo droplets.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope this inspired you to try out subtle stripes in your backgrounds. See you again soon.

Hugs, Lydia x

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congrats with Vanessa

Hi everybody! Vanessa here with an airy flower card. I love to combine blues, whites, pinks and purples in my garden beds and everything is about to burst open every minute. So I thought a bouquet of flowers using my favorite colors would look good on a card, too!

I combined a lot of stamps and dies for today's card. Here is what I came up with:

I started with a panel of white cardstock that I had trimmed slightly smaller than my card base. For more texture, I embossed the panel with Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway and adhered it to the card. Now I die-cut the tag from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways from vellum and cardstock, layered them and adhered them with foam tape. I stamped and die-cut the various flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals with Angelica SuarezIn Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya and In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers and arranged them onto the tag.

Now I die-cut In a Word: Congrats Cutaway from white cardstock and adhered it with foam tape. Finally, I added sequins.

I hope you like my little flower arrangement! Thank you for stopping by today!!



Monday, June 12, 2017

June Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

For this month's inspiration I chose a fashion piece that inspired me! As I often find myself doing, I not only pulled the color inspiration, but my design inspiration from this as well! I used mini distress inks in Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick and swiped them directly across a panel of watercolor paper, then blended with a waterbrush. Once that dried, I stamped over the top with some of the stripes from Scenery: Stripes in black. I added the large white "hi" die cut using In a Word: Hi Cutaway, and added the rest of my sentiment stamped on the bottom of that large die using The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and The Big, the Bold, and Friends. I mounted that with foam adhesive, then added a tiny little heart sticker to finish it off!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! Every single project was lovely, but I thought I'd give a shout out to a few that especially caught my eye!

First up - this GORGEOUS card from Maryam - the lovely background, those gorgeous watercolored flowers, the pretty scallop border, and the sentiment and touch of sequins all add up to a perfect card! And the photography is beautiful as well - loving that background!

Next up - I love me some pretty pattern paper paired with a doily, and Greta nailed this combination perfectly! So gorgeous and perfect with the color combo as well!

And finally, this beauty by Preeti - you don't have to look far at all to see how the color combo inspired her - she got it perfect! Love that pretty watercolored background, the lovely flowers, and the tiny droplets as the perfect finish!


No. 15 | Maryam

Maryam made this lovely card for our May Color Combo Challenge.  Maryam, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "May Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the June Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, July 7, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This June Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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