Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Noel with Vanessa

Hi everyone! Vanessa here and today I have a plaid Christmas card set to share.

I love the new Creative Screenings, the are so fun to play with. I used the Scenery: Ticking Stripe stencil and created plaid backgrounds for this card set:

To create my backgrounds, I adhered the stencil over a panel of white cardstock and inked it with an ink blending tool. Then I turned the stencil 90° and applied a darker shade of the color to the panel. After I had removed the stencil, I adhered the plaid paper to the card base.

Now I stamped various leaves and the poinsettia from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans, die-cut everything with the matching dies and adhered the images. I die-cut the In a Word: Noel Cutaway using gold foiled cardstock and adhered the words to the cards. Finally, I added enamel dots to my set.

I hope you like today's project! Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, December 11, 2017

December 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 have a cool wintery scene card to share with you today!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - I fell in love with the pretty wintery colors and had to use it:

I began by creating an ink blended background. I used some Post-It Tape along the bottom to mask off the white area to mimic snow, then used 3 colors of Distress Oxides to blend the background. I added some splashes of water and some thinned down white paint for a more snowy effect, then removed my masks along the bottom.

Next, I colored up the adorable skiing polar bear from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs, and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set in white on a strip of black cardstock, then hand trimmed it down to a banner shape. I adhered both of these with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension, then mounted the entire panel on a pale gray card base.

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I know this is a super busy time of the year, so thanks to all those that made time to play along - you are all stars!!! 

First up we have this darling little card from Trina - I adore how she used the adorable little birdie to take the place of the "o" in "noel", and the textured snow on the background is fabulous!

Next up, this clean, simple, and rustic card by Laury! I LOVE how she captured the rustic feel of the inspiration photo - and even the deer came into play! 

And last but not least - isn't this card by Janis absolutely LOVELY? Great capture of the inspiration colors but with a perfect elegant twist to it! 


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No. 3 | Laury55

Laury entered with another lovely card this time with a dreamy, artistic background for her deer and sentiment.

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. 4 | Trina P.
Trina's card is a perfect balance of clean, simple, clever and adorable!   

Laury and Trina, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "November 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 December 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, January 5, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This December 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, December 9, 2017

December Leading Lady Kimberly Rendino | Take Two

Our December Leading Lady Kimberly Rendino is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's cards show Kimberly can make magic without getting inky!

Ladies and gentlemen, Kimberly....

Hello friends!  I'm so happy to be back with you again this fine Saturday on the Winnie & Walter blog!  Last week I mentioned that I'd be sharing cards that use NO STAMPING for this post.  That's right....ZERO stamps!   w&w has some seriously awesome dies, and I thought I'd challenge myself to leave the stamps on the shelf this time around!  Here's what I came up with!

I used the Essentials: Josephine Cutaways as the main focus of this card.   First I die cut and then I added some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks.   I adhered the frame piece to my card base and then rotated the main hexagon so that the colors appear opposite, and adhered it with foam tape.  

I die cut the In a Word: Believe Cutaway twice, once from silver glitter paper and once from white, and offset them.   

See those snowflakes?   Can you guess what I used to create them?  I used the Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway, and just cut apart some of the background.   I'm convinced there are about a million uses for this Cutaway!!!  As a matter of fact, I've used it again on my next card!  

I die cut the Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway from kraft paper, popped out some of the diamond pieces and adhered it to my card base.   I ran the cutaway through my die cutting machine once again using patterned paper, and added those pieces to the card base.  A few gems in the center add a little bling!  

For the sentiment, I used In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways to die cut the Peace, Love, Joy sentiment from a strip of kraft cardstock.  I mounted it on a piece of matching red cardstock to finish things off!

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards - I think it's amazing what you can create without using any stamps!   Next week I'll be back (with stamps, of course!) sharing cards using sequins as accents!  See you next Saturday!  

Oh - and don't forget to stop by my blog, Kimplete Kreativity, to leave a comment.   Shay has generously provided a gift certificate for one lucky commenter!  :)


Friday, December 8, 2017

Rerun No. 26 | Comfort + Joy (Challenge + Giveaway + Sale!) + Winners of Rerun No. 25

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to our monthly Rerun post!  First, we are going to announce winners from last month's Rerun No. 25 | Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs.

We had such lovely entries and Mr. Random chose this challenge entry to win a $25.00 credit to the w&w shop:

No. 10 | Deepti Aggarwal

Thank you for all your kind comments as well!  The winner of the Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs stamp set is:

No. 18 | Arianna Barbara

Congrats Deepti and Arianna!   Please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com. Arianna, I will additionally need your mailing address.

Now on to this month's Rerun!

Each Rerun will provide plenty of inspiration focusing upon a featured product, a month-long sale on the featured product and a challenge (with a prize!) and giveaway.  You will not want to miss out!


For our twenty-sixth Rerun we are concentrating on Comfort + Joy. There are some woodsy, rustic natural elements which are perfect for winter and work amazingly well with Winter Woodland as well as for masculine cards.  There are so many options for creativity here.

Now on to the cards!


Comfort + Joy is full of some of my favorite images and I really love the little sentiments which can be sprinkled anywhere and everywhere.  I am really happy to play again with this stamp!


I went with a simple design which can be easily mass produced and easy to change up using a different mask, background sentiment or color.

First, I stamped the little sentiment over and over the panel in a darker color ink than the one I used to blend ink with.  I really did not worry about perfection as the words work together to create a dynamic whole.  Next, I used In a Word: Joy Cutaway and In a Word: Noel Cutaway and cut out one of each and then I used the die cuts as masks.  I simply held the die cut in place as I used my ink blending tool and Distress Ink.  I concentrated the color around the word and blend out from there.  Holding the word in place I then flicked water for more interest.  I put the words aside (save those for another project later).  I then stamped the antlers from the stamp set above the "o" in Versamark and then heat embossed it in gold.  I actually changed the placement of the antlers to work with the size of the "o" of each word.

Last, I added some gold glitter enamel dots making sure to add one in the middle of the "o" like a gold nose (lol) before I attached each panel to a white cardstock A2 card base.

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That's it from me...wait until you see what Heather H., Kelly and Lydia did with Comfort + awesome!


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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather H.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lydia.


Now it's your turn to play along with Rerun!
  1. Create a new project using Comfort + Joy (and/or the digital elements).  An alternative to using Comfort + Joy . (and/or the digital elements) is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout November by The Talent) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie found in the w&w shop) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to using Comfort + Joy . (and/or the digital elements), please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:55 p.m. CST on December 31, 2017.  
  3. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  4. This Rerun Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere.
One project will be randomly chosen to win $25.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the w&w blog later in January. 


Please comment on this post (make sure to include your email address in your comment--if you have to add your email address to your comment please do so by replying to your original comment) by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2017 for a chance to win your very own Comfort + Joy  stamp set!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December Leading Lady Kimberly Rendino | Take One

It's an exciting day as we get to introduce our December Leading Lady, Kimberly Rendino!
Kimberly's style is bold, dramatic and extremely well balanced and we have certainly noticed her work when she's entered our challenges!  In a fact we invited her to be on the w&w blog a while back and you can see here work HERE and  HERE.  

I am really excited to see what Kimberly will be creating this month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays in December on the w&w blog.

Please give Kimberly a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our December Leading Lady! 


Hello there!   My name is Kimberly, and I am so very excited to be w&w's Leading Lady for the month of December!   It's such a thrill to be guesting for one of my very favorite companies - many thanks and big hugs to Shay for inviting me to share with you this month!'s December and everyone is probably expecting me to share some holiday cards - right?  Well, we will definitely get to that later in the month, but today I wanted to focus on how the latest w&w release full of holiday goodness can be used year round!   

First up, a super colorful birthday card using the Cover Model: Do You See What I See? Cutaway.  Can I just tell you how much I love this die!?!   You'll be seeing lots more of it this month!  

 I began by blending a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks onto a piece of bristol cardstock.   Next, I added some Stick It to the back of a black piece of cardstock and die cut the cutaway.   Adding the Stick It before die cutting will help immensely when adhering the cut to the ink blended background!  

I cut a rectangular piece of black cardstock as well as the In A Word: Happy Cutaway.  I temporarily adhered the word die to the black cardstock to aid in placement of the stamping, which was heat embossed in white using In A Word: Happy (the stamp set).   Once the stamping was done, I added some ink blending to the sentiment along with some Glossy Accents, and once dry, I offset it with another die cut and adhered it to the black panel!   

For my next card, I used the holiday set In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans to create a card that could be used for just about any occasion!

I used my MISTI stamping tool for stamp placement on this card - and the bonus is I only had to place each stamp once - I just rotated the panel and stamped again for a perfect mirror image on the top and bottom. The sentiment, from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs, was stamped and heat embossed in brown, and a few purple Nuvo drops made the perfect berries!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the Winnie & Walter blog!   I'll see you again next Saturday with a few cards that use (gasp!) no stamping at all!    

Before you go - Shay has generously donated a gift certificate for me to give away on my blog!   Head over there to leave a comment, and I'll choose a winner from one of the comments left on any of my Leading Lady posts through the end of December.   I'll announce the winner on my blog January 2!