Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop

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We are excited to be part of this exciting event. We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, April 23 12 noon EST
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Now on to the projects we have to share with you.

I made a couple of birthday cards perfect for boys.


I first stamped the stars from True in Versamark ink on two panels of white cardstock making sure to place one star in the middle and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I used some blue and orange Distress Inks and a ink blending tool to create the ombre effect on each panel and made sure to rub off any color clinging to the embossed stars.   I cut out the double sided notched strip from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways from orange and blue cardstock.  I stamped "birthday" from Sugar Rush using Versamark and white embossing powder on the strip.  I attached the strip under the middle star and added the sticker letters with the star standing in as an "a".  Twice I cut out the swirly lines in white from Goldie Trim Cutaways and attached those under the strips. 

I realized I wanted the colored panels to not be as wide so I cut them but you will see there is a white line one each of the upper left hand side of each panel.  I recommend perhaps placing a piece of plain paper over the embossed paper for trimming so you don't have the same problem.  I then attached each panel to an A2 white card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  I splattered some shine spray on the panels and enamel dots to finish off the cards.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Leading Lady Deepti Aggarwal | Take Three

Our April Leading Lady Deepti Aggarwal 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 an amazing array of cards featuring a single stamp set CLICK HERE.   I really love today's theme and her terrific trio of cleverly colorful cards!

Without further ado, Deepti...


Hello Everyone!! I am thrilled to be back with my third performance. Thank you so much for all your love..I've really enjoyed reading all your comments here and at my blog..😍.. Today, I 'm sharing couple of cards using my favourite colour theme..Any Guesses.??? Yes.. It's Rainbow... and I've coupled it with floral coz it's SPRING .....😁.. Here is my first card...To make this, I took A2 size white water colour card stock and stamped the swirl roses from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans using rainbow coloured distress ink. Then I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans with same distress inks. After that I took wet brush and spread the distress ink to fill colours in flower and leaves and splattered it with black colour.

Once satisfied, I die cut out some of the swirl roses using coordinating dies from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans Cutaways. Adhered this panel on white note card, glued the die cut  roses at their respective places using foam tape for some dimension. Then I die cut love word from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways on black card stock and layered it with another love die cut for which I used gold glitter foam sheet. Adhered this layered word die cut to middle of the wreath and then stamped the "you"sentiment from In a Word: Love (the stamp set).Finally added some gold sequins to complete it. Here is the close up..

For my next card, I created washed water coloured rainbow background and splattered it with black colour. Then I die cut the borders using scalloped border dies from Georgette Border Cutaways. Adhered this water coloured panel on white note card and I've given some space while adhering the border to add some interest.. After that I die cut swirl roses on white card stock from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans Cutaways and further trimmed it to make different sizes..

Arranged these swirl roses on my card stock and glued it with foam tape to give it some dimension,. After that I die cut 'you' from same cutaway using both the 'you' dies and gold heat embossed the top layer and adhered it to black base layer with foam tape. Adhered this layered 'you' on the swirl roses and then added rest of the sentiment from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans on white paper strip. Completed this by adding some gold nuvo drops.

And here is my final card, to make this.. I stamped roses from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans stamp set with rainbow coloured distress inks and inked the background with same distress ink colour. Once satisfied, I splattered it with some water and die cut it using Essentials: Lana Cutaways. After that I stamped the sentiment from same stamp set.

Then I die cut the word 'beautiful' using  In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans Cutaways and adhered it with some foam tape to the base card . Covered it with glossy accent and added some rainbow sequins to complete it.

Here is the pic of all of these together.. I hope I've inspired you to create your own rainbow card..

Thank you so much for joining me today on Winnie&Walter blog !! Don't forget to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate, generously provided by Shay!!

See you again next week for my final performance as April's Leading Lady!! Till then, Happy Crafting!!

Deepti Aggarwal


Friday, April 20, 2018

April Documentarian Jen Gallacher | Take One

It is time for the first project post by our April Documentarian, Jen GallacherDon't miss out on her introduction from last Friday==> CLICK HERE.  I am so thrilled with the gorgeous layout she created and I have already learned so much!

Ladies and gentleman, Jen....

Have you tried using stamps on your scrapbooking layouts? Stamping for scrapbooking is an easy way to fully customize your scrapbooking layouts. I was super excited to use several die and stamp sets from Winnie and Walter to create this beautiful layout. Keep reading for some instructions on how I created this layout. Be sure to pin your favorite images for inspiration later!

How to Add Stamps to a Scrapbooking Layout:

Step 1: Use a stencil, a foam applicator, and yellow stamping to create a diagonal pattern on white cardstock.

Step 2: Using a variety of yellows and greens, stamp and die cut flowers, leaves, and a title for the layout.

Step 3: Use the stamp rectangle shape dies to die cut two different sizes of photo frames from green cardstock. This will require the use of a manual die cut machine.

Step 4: Using the manual die cut machine, cut a variety of shapes from purple patterned paper and black patterned paper.

Here's a look at the finished layout. You can see I added some additional embellishments, and journaling to make this page really pop. But most of my items are die cut, stenciled or stamped items from Winnie and Walter. What's so amazing about these types of projects is that I can continue to use these items for future projects. Now that's stretching your supplies.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

May All Your Wishes Come True with Gayatri

Hello and welcome back to W&W blog. This is Gayatri here today sharing a spring themed card. Lots of floral in rainbow colours. Bright colours and florals make me happy. Hope it does for you too.

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I have used rock and roll technique to stamp the flowers and leaves from W&W's In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers stamp set. The inks I used are from Altenew and I stamped them using MISTI. I made sure I stamped enough flowers in all rainbow colours. I only used the solid stamps from the set. To add interest to the flowers, I used white pigment ink to stamp the centre details of the flowers. Used the coordinating cutaways to die cut them all out. 

Instead of using white or black card base, I chose a dark gray card base. Something different to what I normally pick. The flowers and leaves are clustered on top of the card base in rainbow order and adhered some using glue and others using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Sentimental: Birthday stamp set from W&W which I white heat embossed on the bottom centre of the card. Some clear droplets to finish off the card.
Here are some closeups of the card.

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I love the rock and roll technique because the shading with darker shade of the same colour on the outside gives depth to the rather flat coloured flowers and leaves. And the white flower centres add subtle detail. The use of dark gray card base gives contrast at the same time not too stark a contrast from say a white or black card base. Hope you got inspired by this card and give it a try. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

In a Word: Birthday Titles Cutaways with Kelly

Hi Folks! Kelly Griglione here to share a fun set of cards using In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways. (Editor's Note: these will be back in stock very soon!)

This project started while Spring cleaning my craft room ... I made an honest effort while evaluating all my scraps and random pieces of projects laying around to "use it or lose it." Awhile ago I made this packaging as part of the August 2017 product release (see blog post). I haven't had an occasion to use it right away, and I really didn't want to keep storing something that bulky, so I removed the metallic purple bands and cut them down to size.

I wanted to put each metallic purple band on the bottom of the card, so for the top of the card I taped together three different cutaway phrases. As a bonus, all but the white card base are leftovers from prior projects as well!

 Once the words are set on the card base, all that's left to do is add some adorable critters ... Evelin T Designs to the rescue! The elephant from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs looks so celebratory, especially with a balloon in hand. 

On the charcoal card, I added a cupcake from Wish Big with Evelin T Designs and got some puffy texture with my Tsukinekeo Radiant Neon Amplify liquid that magically gets puffy when you heat it. It's so fun to watch! The bird guarding the cupcake is from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs

The foxy flutist from Party On with Evelin T Designs is another leftover I was able to enlist for a focal point. As with the previous cards, I like that the die cuts extend over on top of the text so that you know the words are there, but they're not 100% visible. Kind of like how magazine covers are laid out so the main images are often covering a portion of the magazine title. You know what it says, but you don't see all the letters. 

Sometimes I hesitate on getting the companion die set because I think I can just get away with stamping all the images onto the card. This is a case where the dies were necessary ... both for the main image, and for the tiny music notes drifting through the negatively cut letters. 
One more thing to mention, the tree stump the fox is standing on for his performance is actually the cupcake turned upside down!

The last card has the kitty playing an accordion on a leftover heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways. For all the critters I tucked the far leg behind whatever they were standing on so it looked more like they were dimensional. Also, on several of the cards I added some arrows from Scenery: Stripes 2.

It's been awhile since I've used a side fold card, and honestly I only did this because the leftover card bases I wanted to use were all folded that way. But in the end I rather like them this way, and might consider doing this more. Plus anytime you can see through to the inside of the card, I think that's a fun element to have. It's a chance to show off any patterned paper you have inside. 
Three cheers for a more efficient workspace (those long metallic purple strips were really a pain to store!) and for a new set of birthday cards. I'm happy with how they turned out!

Hope you're able to get some Spring cleaning done in your workspace. Every little bit helps!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop Begins Next Week!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

April Leading Lady Deepti Aggarwal | Take Two

Our April Leading Lady Deepti Aggarwal is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's amazing array of cards take on one single stamp set!

Ladies and gentlemen, Deepti...


Hello Everyone!!! I'm so excited to be back here with my second performance... Before I move to my post, I want to Thank each one of you for leaving so much love for me here at w&w blog and at my blog...I'm really overwhelmed with the way you have poured your love..😘..Thank you so much.. For my take two, I have decided to focus on Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs stamp set and stretched it further to challenge myself. I've made not one or two but four non - Holiday cards using this Winter Wishes stamp set 😁. It is so much of fun to stretch your stamp and use it all year round. So, Let's get started..

To make this card, I took A2 size white card stock and stencilled the background with  Scenery: Madison Creative Screenings using distress ink. Then I stamped and water coloured this cutie Walrus from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs and added some details  on its cap with sharpie pen. Further, I added glossy accent on the lights for some dimension. Once satisfied, I fussy cut it and  adhered it to the stencilled card panel with foam tape. Added the black strip of heat embossed sentiment from Sentimental: Love. Completed it by adding blue and clear sequins. Here is the close up..

For my second card, I did lots of masking. It was really fun to make this one... To start with , I took white card  panel, first I stamped my focal image and then masked it and stamped rest of the images around it by masking them further. Once satisfied, I die cut out the rectangle panel using Essentials: Lana Cutaways and water coloured it at some places.

Then, I adhered the masked panel on white note card and  added die cut out rectangle panel too with foam tape to give it some dimension. Meanwhile, I stamped this happy Narwhal from same stamp set  i.e. Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs and coloured it. Added some glossy accent on its horn & belly for some interest. Adhered it to the stamped focal image with foam tape. Added the heat embossed sentiment from Sentimental: Endearments. Finally added some blue sequins to complete it.

I made my third card clean and simple.I always find it difficult to make CAS cards..But w&w bold cutaways are a great rescue..😁..For this card, I distress inked the background strip by masking rest of the card panel and splattered it with some water. Then I die cut out the happy word using In a Word: Happy Cutaway and distress inked it too.

Meanwhile, I stamped and coloured my focal image from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs and fussy cut it. Adhered the Happy word on the card panel and replaced the letter "a" with my focal image using foam tape. Added the birthday sentiment from  Sugar Rush stamp set and some sequins to complete it. Here is my final card for today. I really fell in love with this one, it came out so beautifully. I got the idea while doing my household chores..Is that happen with you too...?? I'm sure .A big yes...πŸ˜‰

To make this card, I took watercolour paper and created this galaxy background using gansai tambi watercolours, splattered it white gesso and glued it to white note card.Then I stamped and water coloured this bear from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs and partially fussy cut it. Adhered it on the card panel with foam tape. I've stamped some snow balls from same stamp set and fussy cut those to use it as a thinking bubble. Then I cut out a big bubble using a pair of scissors and stamped the part of bear image and coloured. Added the sentiment from Sentimental: Endearments and completed it by adding some sequins.

Here is the pic of all these cards together.

I hope you liked what I've created and inspired you to take out your holiday stamps and do some magic..And before you leave...don't forget to leave some love on my blog post here for a chance to win $30 Gift certificate from Winnie & Walter store. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Deepti Aggarwal