Whimsy Critters Everywhere!

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!  I have been busy in my craft room trying to prepare for a class next week along with trying to help my son pack and move out of state…so my plate has been a bit full lately.  I do have a couple of really fun critter creations that I’ve made using some Whimsy Stamps products today:

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If you don’t remember, Whimsy Stamps has come out with a couple of really adorable clear stamp sets to help promote their “Adopt Don’t Shop” campaign with $1 of the sale from each stamp sold going to the Gulf Coast Humane Society.  (You can also find and click on the badge on the sidebar of this blog any time as well for information.)Vicki-WS-ADSKitties-close-April24

Now, normally I am a “dog fan”, but I know many many many of my blog friends and several others are huge cat fans as well!  I have also been requested to make up some cat friendly cards too!  So, I thought this would be such a great opportunity to make one!  I’ve used the adorable Adopt Don’t Shop CATS clear stamp set for this one.

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I have used a kraft colored A2 sized top folding card base and stamped the little paw print from the stamp set with the same color around the edges.  I also took the humorous sentiment from the set and white heat embossed it over a piece of espresso cardstock and cut a banner strip from it.  This same color of cardstock was used as a layer behind the kitty image panel that I’ve cut out with the WS Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die.  I covered up the bottom portion of this panel with some plaid papers.  I then wrapped some twine around the middle of it and tied a bow which I have attached a wood veneer heart in the middle.

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Here’s another card I had actually made and gave to my dad as he’s been going through some health issues.  Thought it might help to bring a smile his way.

Vicki-WS-I'veGotYourBack-flatHere’s a pop quizz….if you’ve known Whimsy Stamps for a while, does this particular image look familiar to you?  It’s a VERY old one and also one of the very first rubber stamp sets that Whimsy Stamps sold!  I believe mine is dated 2009!  I wanted to keep it as I’ve been apart of this company off and on since it started! 🙂  Really cool to still have it.  Obviously it’s not available for purchase, but they did offer it as a freebie during their “Adopt Don’t Shop” party event last month.  The paw prints along the edges were also used from an older stamp set from Whimsy Stamps as well.  (You can see a portion of it on the right side of the photo above.)Vicki-WS-I'veGotYourBack1

Both of these images were colored with Copics which you can also purchase from Whimsy Stamps.  CLICK HERE.

The sentiment came from the same stamp set and was white heat embossed and cut out with the WS Quick Strips Die set.  I cut around the pup’s tail and then used a rectangle die to cut the rest of themage out and then layered onto a black piece of cardstock cut from a scallop rectangle die.  I layered the paw print piece, another piece of black cardstock and the image panel onto a white top folding A2 sized card base.  Lastly, I’ve added a few black enamel dots and even gave their eyes some shine with glossy accents.

Please click on the links above hightlighted to view or purchase any Whimsy Stamps Products.  Thanks so much for dropping in today!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my critter cards!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with a different kind of critter! 🙂

Challenges: – (Don’t forget that Whimsy Stamps now has new challenges back up and running on their blog!)

  1.   Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
  2. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  3. QKR Stampede – #344 Anything Goes
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1916 Anything Goes
  5. Creative Moments – Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

21 thoughts on “Whimsy Critters Everywhere!”

  1. The first card made me laugh out loud (thank goodness I’m home alone) and the second made me say ‘awww’…so sweet! Great job, and girl, your coloring just makes me smile! Hugs!

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  2. Hahaha! These are wonderful, Miss Vicki! The Whimsy critters are darling, and look especially cute colored by your skilled hand and in your sweet designs. The kitty card on top is extra fun with so many kitties. I do have one question, though. Were you REALLY normal 2 kitties ago? (giggle) It’s pure delight and as usual, brings laughter to my heart. Your second card is lots of fun, too, with the dog’s tail hanging outside the frame – it’s hard to contain those doggy tails, isn’t it? Your shading, elements, and cute designs make them fabulous’er than they otherwise would be. Don’t you love that mouse’s smug expression? Wising you a great Thursday! Try not to overdo packing! hugs, de

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  3. I am sure you Dad loved his card and would cheer him up….what a perfect image for a get well/thinking of you card x. Adorable first card with a cute image and love the sentiment and the paws too x. Adorable and super cute cards x

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  4. OMGosh both cards are sooo cute Vicki! I absolutely love the cat card, adorable image and what a fun sentiment!! Such a sweet image on the second card, I bet your dad loved it!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  5. I LOVE those cute kitty cats and such a real [ for me anyway after only one moved in]and fun sentiment..and those three friends together is just wonderful Vicki..FABulous colouring and card designs too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. These Whimsy critters are an absolute delight, Vicki!! And what exquisite cards you have made to showcase them. Those two sleeping cats on the top card have stolen my heart!!

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  7. 2 gorgeous cards Vicki 🙂 I have 9 cats, all of them were strays and just turned up for breakfast and decided to stay ;-), we serve good grub 😉 I am definitely going to be buying this set and I love the dog image too, very cute 🙂

    hope you have a great weekend!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. Both are fab cards, Vicki, but I’m totally in love with the first one! That sentiment made me giggle and take a look around to count the furry faces awaiting some attention. I’m safe for a bit having fewer than the requisite “2 too many.” 😀 The second card is precious and the sentiment works so well with that sweet image. Great cards. 😀

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    1. I forgot to put on my DT hat and say Thanks ever so much for playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
      NanaConnie DT

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  9. Just love these image Great colouring too thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week and hope to see you back in the next challenge

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  10. EEP! These are both the cutest cards and so much fun! Love the sentiment on the first (LOL) and the adorable critters on the 2nd, especially that tiny mouse! You’ve outdone yourself with cute on these cards!!!

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  11. LOL! That cat sentiment is sooooo true for a couple women I know. I too am a dog person, but I can appreciate any critter on a card. I like the simple layout of both cards. Both are just so sweet.

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  12. What adorable cards! I’m a cat person, so the first one is my favorite. I also know a few people having more than two cats, so the sentiment spoke to me as well. Love the addition of the paw prints on the card base.

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  13. Love the cat card – I am a cat person, and a dog person too. At one time we had three cats – but down to one diabetic calico. She is a gem of course. Hope the dog card picked up your dad’s spirits. Trying to play catch up on comments, I try and catch up once a week – most of the time my shoulder (yes the one with the replacement) give me fits especially using my lap top. Going to go see a pain specialist in a couple of weeks.

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    1. I completely understand Shirley! Thank you for each and every one of your comments! I read them all and appreciate it so much! Please take care of your arm friend! HUGS

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