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Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's A Party!! Whimsie Wednesday Challenge 22

Are you a member of Whimsie Doodles' Paper Craft Planet group?! If not, head on over there today and get signed up - it is FREE. Each week a member of the design team posts a new challenge and yesterday's challenge, hosted by Nikki, was to use glitter.

When I was brainstorming the cards I wanted to make with the March releases, a light bulb went on when it came to the How Sweet rubber stamp set. There is stamp in this set that is meant to be a fabric liner falling outside of the bowl. I used it in the card above as the flags/pennants on the rope!! Isn't it great to find ways to expand the use of a stamp set?!

I stamped the flag/liner on 5 different patterned papers and trimmed them out by hand. Stringing them was simply done with a paper piercer and some twine. The clear card base is from ShortCuts and, in addition to the flags, I have placed the sentiment and some pink gems on the front. For the smaller card inside I cut strips of the same patterned papers for the front.

The glittered stickers were homemade and now I remember why they call glitter "the herpes of the craft world". Still, a little over a week later, I am finding glitter everywhere. At least it is pink. :)

Here is a look at the How Sweet rubber stamp set. You can buy it now for only $15 in the Whimsie Doodles online store.

Don't forget, if you would like to try out some clear card blanks for yourself, they are on clearance at the ShortCuts store! 25% off while supplies last!

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Rubber Stamps: Whimsie Doodles (How Sweet); Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Sugar Rush); Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), ShortCuts (Clear); Glitter: Martha Stewart (Kunzite); Die Cut Alpha: Sizzlits (Girls Are Weird); Other: Twine, Gems


  1. I love it! So vibrant and it really stands out by using the clear card blank.

  2. This is cute. Love how you found a new way to use that stamp.

  3. This is so cute - I love the little pennants!

    (Is it bad that I laughed out loud at your reference to "herpes"?!)

  4. You are so creative.. What a great way to use these stamps. I would have never thought of that.. Great job..

  5. Love the pennants! That was clever!
    I knew about the glitter stuff years ago!!!! :)

  6. I love how you made a banner out of those napkins, that is fabulous!

  7. Adorable!! Love how you used this fun set!! Very verstile!!