Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Coming Soon: Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!

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:


If you click on the image above you to go to the w&w shop the discount should automatically be applied at checkout as of midnight, Friday, November 24, 2017. 

Come back tomorrow and Friday at 7:00 a.m. CST here on the w&w blog for inspiration for our free with qualifying purchase stamp set.  This one is not limited edition, but it will not officially be released until 2018.

Sending big crafty hugs,
Winnie & Shay.

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's Your Day with Lydia

Hello there and happy Monday!

 Boy do I have a bright and cheery card to share with you today. I must admit its not my usual flowery style but I was in a rainbow mood...


I started with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of white cardstock that I die cut using Winnie & Walter: In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways. I cut them all once at the top and then all again at the bottom.... they just fit perfectly!


I then did some ink blending on my card base using CP inks in Rockin' Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia and Party Dress. I then added the die cut layer over to the card base.


I then felt it just needed a little something more so I white heat embossed a little added sentiment on to black cardstock using Sentimental: Birthday.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope my rainbow card made you smile a little.

Hugs, Lydia x

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

November Leading Lady Alice Wertz | Take Three

Our our November Leading Lady Alice Wertz is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance with a lovely colorful impact CLICK HERE.   Today's card is incredibly dynamic and so worth the effort!

Without further ado, Alice....


Hello, all! =) Here is my card for this week's Leading Lady post.

This week I decided to play with the Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway. I used cardstock in Winnie & Walter colors and used the negatives of the die cut for a colorful background. Once again, I used a cutout of the frame as my guide when I glue those little shapes with foam tape.

For a colorful background like this, a dark sentiment would stand out best, so I used one of the happy words from the In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways and shimmery cardstock for the first part of the sentiment. Since stamping on the background would be challenging, I used my Dymo label maker to create the second half of the sentiment.

Again, this one took some time to make, but I found it therapeutic doing it while watching or listening to my favorite TV or podcasts. Hope you likey! =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


cardstock: (white, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Onyx Shimmer) Papertrey Ink
accents: (Kaleidoscope, Cosmopolitan sequins) Lucy's Cards, (label maker) Dymo
dies: (Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway, In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways) Winnie & Walter
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M

card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"


Friday, November 17, 2017

Winners of the November 2017 Release Giveaways!

We are ready to announce the winners of the November 2017 Release giveaways and to tell everyone how much we treasure each of your comments.  It humbles us mightily.  We may need food, water, sleep and shelter to live, but it is you that is one of the things that makes the living rewarding! :-)

Winner of In a Word: Merry (the stamp set) + In a Word: Believe Cutaway + In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways + In a Word: Merry Coordinating Cutaways (Premiere Day No. 1)

Winner of Sentimental: Gift + Tagged: Holiday Cheer + Warm Wishes to You (free stamp set with qualifying $25.00 order until Thursday, November 23, 2017), Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways + Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings + Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings + Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings + Scenery: Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings (Premiere Day No. 2)

Winner of In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans + In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans + In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans Cutaways + In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans Cutaways + Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway (Premiere Day No. 3)

Winner of Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs + Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs + Essentials: Josephine Cutaways + Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs Cutaways + Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs Cutaways (Premiere Day No. 4)

The Big Giveaway (all 7 stamp sets + Warm Wishes to you, our free with $25.00 qualifying purchase):

All November 2017 Release Winners please contact info {at} winniewalter {dot} com by Friday, November 24, 2017 12:00 p.m. with which winner you are in the subject (for example Premiere Day No. 2 Winner) along with your name and mailing address.  If we don't hear from a winner by Friday, November 24th at 12:00 p.m. we will pick another winner for that giveaway (and we really, really hate to do that!!).

Thank you for all your kind comments during our November 2017 Release!  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Merry + Bright with Kelly


Hello Folks! Kelly here from Notable Nest with a special card to share with you. You may notice there is a pull tab on the side. Any guesses what it does? I'll give you a hint ... it will become bright. Literally. "Bright" will be bright. Hahaha! Let's take a look ...

This card uses the new In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways from the November release. To make the cute scallop panel I want to make sure the sentiment die is perfectly in the center of the opening when I send it through the die cutter. That calls for some old washi tape to temporarily hold the two dies in place.

Once I have the frame and inset cut, I backed the "bright" letter openings with red vellum. The vellum will help diffuse the light shining from below. The scallop panel is mounted onto a larger panel, and then the card base itself. 

Want to see what's underneath the scallop panel?

Circuitry! The three lights will go on once you pull the tab out. Underneath the tab is a switch made from copper tape. When the copper tape underneath is lined up over the gap, the circuit will be completed and the lights will turn on. I have also added foam tape to allow room for the height of the battery. If you are interested in how this works, I have a more detailed tutorial on the Chibitronics blog (featuring another Winnie & Walter card) that you can check out.

Here is the card before you pull on the tab,

And here's what it looks like once the tab is pulled! It's BRIGHT! You can't guess how many times I moved the tab back and forth watching the lights go on. It's just too much fun!

In hindsight I should have placed the light stickers a little higher up so the light is more hidden under the cardstock, and diffused across the vellum. That would avoid the three intense spots of light. But it's still a great effect, and definitely something to make your cards stand out for someone special.

I enjoy how simple the general design of the card is with the white-on-white elements and clean font, and then the bright red and lights are allowed to really stand out. The nice thing about the In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways is that there are 6 different words and the scallop panel included in the set. So you have a lot of options. This Merry + Bright sentiment, however, is just perfect for this use. 

Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful, and bright, day : )

- Kelly



Monday, November 13, 2017

November 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!

I knew I wanted to use some of the newest release, and decided I would pull out the new Warm Wishes to You set - that is free right now with qualifying $25 purchase. So cute and perfect for this time of year! 

And here is my color inspiration for this month - I loved the calming blues, and the fact that the inspiration even had a cozy mug in it:

I started off by stamping the cut in a soft blue ink, then used some soft grays to stamp in the "warm" and "wishes" words, and a chocolaty color to stamp the color in the cup. I added a little sentiment underneath from the new Tagged: Holiday Cheer stamp set, and the smallest heart from the Warm Wishes to You stamp set in blue to pull it all together.

I trimmed that panel down to fit over a blue scallop rectangle cut with the largest die from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and did some machine stitching to adhere them together (it ended up a bit uneven thanks to my bobbin jamming...so excuse the messy part in the bottom right corner!). Finished off by layering on an even darker blue pattern paper, and adding a few snowflake sequins and (hard to see in the photos) some sparkly Nuvo drops.

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! We had fewer players this month - but you all knocked it out of the park! 

First up - this soft and dreamy beauty from Rosali - that shimmer and shine and gorgeous layering - wow!

Next - this gorgeous layered floral card from Deepti! I love how happy this card is - just like the focal sentiment!

And finally, I love the vintage feel to this card by Maryam! The background is gorgeous - and the florals are perfect!


No. 3 | Maryam

Maryam's card has a beautiful background of depth and softness with allows her beautifully colored flowers to take center stage.

And since we had so many gorgeous, colorful entries (and because I just feel like it and one the perks of being the boss at w&w is I can do these things on a whim!) I randomly chose one of the Heather's favorite cards featured above to also win as well!

No. 5 | Rosali
A clean simple card, Rosali still has plenty of impact and interest with all those gloriously shimmery textured leaves. 

Maryam and Rosali, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "October 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 November 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, December 8, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This November 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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Saturday, November 11, 2017

November Leading Lady Alice Wertz | Take Two

Our our November Leading Lady Alice Wertz is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's card is all about easily making a colorful impact!

Ladies and gentlemen, Alice....

Happy Weekend, my friends! =) Here is my card for this week's Winnie & Walter Leading Lady post.

Ahh... Colorful stamped background is one of my favorite techniques for a clean and simple card, too!

All the flower and leaf stamps are from the In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez set. By stamping them all over the card base provided a colorful background without mass and bulk.

The "happy" word is cut from the In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways with black shimmer cardstock for some subtle shine and "everything" is included in the In a Word: Happy stamp set.

That's all for now. Hope this has inspired you to create a colorful background for your next project! =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


cardstock: (Rustic White, black shimmer) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez, In a Word: Happy) Winnie & Walter
dye inks: (Bright Buttercup, Berry Sorbet) Papertrey Ink
hybrid ink: (Limelight, Orange Zest, Blu Raspberry, Wild Wisteria, Bubblegum, Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
accents: (Twinkle Lights, Tutu, Kaleidoscope sequins) Lucy's cards
die: (Ink a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways) Winnie & Walter
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft

card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"


Friday, November 10, 2017

November 2017 Release Available Now!

Our November 2017 Release is now available!  You can find the new stamps, cutaways and creative screenings  HERE.  Please shop early for best selection.

From now thru Thursday, November 23, 2017 (while supplies last) with qualifying orders you receive:

Warm Wishes to You
Free With Purchase for a limited time for qualifying orders***
3x4 stamp set
Retails for $8.00
Includes seven (7) stamps

***About the limited time Free With Purchase Sentimental: Gift:
  • Order must be placed from November 10, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. CST through November 23, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST  (or while supplies last)
  • Your single order must total $25.00 or more before shipping and handling and taxes are applied.  Your single order must total $25.00 or more after any discounts are applied.
  • One Free With Purchase item per person.
  • We will be manually adding Warm Wishes to You to your order and it will not be reflected on your invoice.  
  • This offer is while supplies last.  
  • Warm Wishes to You is not a limited edition stamp set and will be released for sale later in 2018.
    Thank you so very much for all your lovely comments and support!  

    The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

    Don't miss out on our November 2017 Release Premiere Day No. 4 HERE!  
    25 Days of Christmas 
    Hello loverlies!  It is Shay here today with a very fun post.

    Tracey McNeely has a wonderful event called The 25 Days of Christmas Tags in which for 25 days she features Christmas tags.  There are lots of guests and giveaways along the way!

    One of the first things I learned to stamp was tags so this is near and dear to my heart.

    We are just wrapping up our November 2017 Release today (products are available tonight, November 10, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. CST) and we happen to have some fun tag products releasing this Release.


    I used the largest hexagon from Essentials: Josephine Cutaways to cut out 2 hexagons from colored cardstock.  For each I kept the two layers together with washi tape on the back.  Then I used some sheer shimmer spray with the Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings to spray stripes of shimmer on the hexagons.  I let it dry and then shifted the stencil so the plastic was covering the shimmer stripes and used ink of a shade similar to the cardstock to add more depth to the stripes.  Next I used a black pen and used the stencil to trace the lines of the shimmer stripes. Over the lower shimmer stripe I stamped the sentiment from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans in black ink.

    I then cut out In a Word: Believe Cutaway 4 times from white cardstock.  For two of them I sprayed with shimmer sprays and then inked up a bit with black.  I added one of the white believes over the sprayed believe slightly offsetting it to give it dimension when I adhered them together before I adhered them to the tags using foam dimensional adhesive.

    To make the hexagons tag I added the tiny sweet little tag that comes with the Essentials: Josephine Cutaways.

    Now you have some simple, bold and vibrant tags to add to gifts or to a project.

    Heather and Kate also played along with a truly magnificent tags using the November 2017 Release products.  CLICK HERE to see Heather's and CLICK HERE to see Kate's!

    Don't forget to visit Tracey's blog HERE to get more details, inspiration and enter tons of giveaways including one from w&w!

    Happy tag making,