Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rerun No. 2 | The Big, the Bold and Fun


Welcome lovelies to our next monthly Rerun!

Each Rerun will provide plenty of inspiration focusing upon a featured product, a month-long sale on the featured product and a challenge.


For our second Rerun we are concentrating on The Big, the Bold and Fun.  With summer upon many of us we wanted to focus upon The Big, the Bold and Fun with sentiments that are perfect for travel, bright sunshiny days, afternoons by the pool or ocean, camping and just having fun.

Some of the Talent including our Talent in Residence, Heather Hoffman, and Shay have taken on the challenge of working with The Big, the Bold and Fun again.


The Big, the Bold series really lends themselves to experimenting with techniques and tools.  Another thing I love is how well this series works with my stash.  I don't think I am alone in having amassed quite a lot of crafting supplies.  So I decided to play with The Big, the Bold and Fun and try some new things with some items that could use some love.

Card No. 1


This was such a fun card to make.  I wanted to see if I could use my new Minc machine to foil a stamped image.  While the results are not perfect I really love the look for this particular card and it is perfect for an "adventurous" card. lol  

I used a glue pad from Martha Stewart Crafts to ink up the "adventure" stamp on a piece of white cardstock and then used gold foil and the Minc machine.  Some tips: make sure you use a very juicy glue pad and flatten the foil firmly onto the stamped image/sentiment.  Make sure the foil side (good side) is face up and the non-pretty side is sticking to the stamped image.  

After foiling the sentiment I used a waterbrush and mowed lawn Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger to brush on some color over it.  It works wonderfully and resists the color.  I added the vellum sentiment  by Crate Paper with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  The star were leftovers I had cut out from patterned paper and glitter paper using Big Bang Confetti Cutaways for previous projects.  The orange paper was another leftover.  The background is actually a 4x6 journaling card from the Go Story Kit by Ali Edwards that I cut to fit an A2 card which is made from solar white Neenah cardstock and I also rounded one corner with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.  I adhered the adventure panel to the card with foam dimensional adhesive.

I can see this as a card to send to someone to celebrate a milestone, event or accomplishment like a graduation, promotion, trip, retirement, anniversary or even a birthday and I love that it is gender neutral.

Card No. 2


Next I tried using letterpress paper with the "fun" stamp inked up with salty ocean Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.  I ran the inked stamp and paper through my Cuttlebug.  There was slight impression around sentiment and it gave an interesting, arty look to the ink.  Not a complete bust of an experiment, but it certainly did not give me the letterpress look so I deviated.  I further exaggerated the texture by using the end of a paint brush and traced the letters from the back.  I found a very fun black and white paper from a Studio Calico 4x6 paper pad from January 2014 which I cut down to fit the A2 card base made from solar white Neenah cardstock.

To the fun panel I drew the lines with a black Sharpie.  The "oh hello" is a sticker from the Amy Tangerine/American Crafts Sketchbook collection.  Fabulous collection that is a bit older, but is not at all outdated.  The Admit Two is a die cut from the same collection (attached with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher) as is the green patterened paper (from the 6x6 paper pad of the Sketchbook collection).  I added the fuchsia trim cut with Goldie Trim Cutaways to go across the entire card a bit beyond to enhance the whimsical feel.  All of those items were adhered to the fun panel and the entire panel was adhered to the card with foam dimensional adhesive.

I think this card would make a perfect invitation to a friend for a day filled with fun (including crafting of course!) or as a special way to let your little one (or big one) know you have an awesome day planned to spend just with them.

I hope you found a bit of inspiration and you feel like inking up your stamps and perhaps try something new and/or use some of your stash.  Speaking of inspiration, wait until you see what Gayatri, Heather P., Vanessa and Heather Hoffman have made!

The Talent

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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.


CLICK HERE to see more from Heather P.

CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Hoffman.

  1. Create a new project using The Big, the Bold and Fun (and/or the coordinating cut files).  An alternative to using The Big, the Bold and Fun (and/or the coordinating cut files) is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout July) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to using The Big, the Bold and Fun (and/or the coordinating cut files), please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 31, 2015.  
  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 $20.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the Giveaway Winners page.


  1. What a gorgeous line up of cards using this stamp set ...Hope to participate in this fun challenge this time :)

  2. Another fabulous array of cards...and Yayyy...I have this set, too! aiming to play along!

  3. FABULOUS cards!!!
    LOVE the variety of styles & designs from the same set of stamps!!!
    THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I look forward to joining the challenge with you :)

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