Welcome to the Whimsical Designs Sneak Peek Day 1! In case you've not yet heard, Stephanie of Whimsical Designs has a new line of stamps coming out! Today all of the Whimsical Designers will be sharing sneak peeks of two stamp sets, and then tomorrow morning we'll be giving you sneak peeks of the other two sets. Tomorrow night at 7:00pm EST is the stamp reveal blog hop! All of the stamp sets will be available for purchase on Stephanie's blog in her new shop.
For my project, I used Stephanie's stamp set With Love. (How perfect is that for my sappy self?) Not only do I love the stamps in general, but I love the versatility. They certainly are not solely for card-making. I made a 'gingerbread house' out of a Sweet Tooth Boxes house, which will be filled with recipe cards and given as a gift. Given the nature, I need a few pictures to show you its entirety. :o)
(Side note: Forgive the frustratingly dark photos. I was forced to battle indoor photography... I WILL be making a light box next week.)
See that super cute gingerbread sweetheart? She's a digi stamp (Gingerbread Cutie) designed by my friend Cindy of Cindy's Scraptastic Designs. I had colored her recently, but needed to do it again. I love her! This time I dressed her in my Copic wintry blues and gave her a belt of pearls (reminiscent of dollops of icing) and Blueberry Trendy Twine for hair bows. She is appropriately frolicking in the snow alongside the all-important sentiment. Nestled inside a heart is the key to this box's contents. Everything is indeed sprinkled with love. Every recipe that will be inside and every hour spent on decorating the exterior. My favorite stamps are the ones that inspire me.. the ones that you don't use because it happens to fit, but you use because IT filled your heart with a creative vision. That is the case with these fabulous Whimsical Designs stamps. (And the cute cupcake is her stamp, too! It's vintagey and aged in appearance.. cupcakes are a classic! Get it? Faded with time, but still decadent. And chocolatey, since it's brown.) To complete the main scene, I shaped two vintage red and green candy canes into a heart. It just felt right.
Not captured well is the window interior. It is a beautiful golden scene, like the warm glow of a fireplace... and a festive metallic Christmas tree. And one final note on this creation: The filigree brown backdrop of the other windows and the roof... that's all fabulous chocolate. I would totally live in a house with a chocolate roof laced with icing. I used ric-rac ribbon to emulate the icing, but once again had little luck adhering it. Is it even possible?! I've tried everything. I wanted to sew it, but that's a little challenging without a sewing machine. And all my needles are covered in Stickles and Glossy Accents from jammed nozzles.
Who's ready for some blog candy?! All of the designers will be giving away one stamp set for the sneak peek week. I am giving away the With Love set, which I used today! In addition, Stephanie is giving away the entire release to one person. That is a total of 11 prizes! :o)
In order to be eligible for the prizes above, you must leave a comment on all of the designers' blogs on both sneak peek days.
Even the header cards are adorable! See?
Want two extra chances to win? Post about the two-day Sneak Peek and the Stamp Release on:
1. Facebook~ Then return to the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment under the sneak peek post, saying that you did.
2. Your Blog~ Then return to the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment saying you did.
You will have until Friday, December 2nd, at 5:00pm EST to leave a comment on the blogs. All winners will be announced during the Stamp Release blog hop.
Be sure to flutter on over to the rest of the Designers' blogs to see their fabulous creations using Stephanie's wonderful stamps. :o) Thank you for visiting me! Have a sparkly day. :o)
Key Recipe Components:
* Cricut cartridge: Sweet Tooth Boxes
* Cuttlebug embossing folders: Snowflakes and Plaid from Winter Wonderland pack
* Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs (With Love)
* Coloring medium: Copics
* Paper: Bo Bunny, Core'dinations, K and Company, Recollections
* Twine: Trendy Twine