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Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Hello friends and so happy to have you here with me today!
I have some VERY exciting things to share with you today and a special give away too!
LOTS of photos and information in this post...
So please sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite beverage for my post today!

Whimsy Stamps is kicking off their November New Release party today!
I have been playing around with one of the newly released stamps included in the newly released
November 2015 Card Kit
I've "tried" not to hoard too many items from the kit so that I can share with you all of the wonderful creative possibilities you can achieve with one kit!
Of course the problem can be that you run out of time, which is what happened to me here....otherwise I'm sure I'd have many more things to share with you because I have LOTS of goodies left over from the kit after making all of these projects:
Although I was trying not to hoard too many things from the kit...you will see in the videos below that I had a hard time trying not to conserve the extra pieces of card stock and patterned paper and such!! LOL!!

The first project that I'd like to share with you is this fun wintry
Hot Cocoa Packet Holder:
I have used the red rubber stamped included in this November 2015 Card Kit which is "Skating Krystal" designed by Mi Ran Jung.  (If you wish to purchase only this stamp, you can click on the name of the stamp above to purchase it.)  This stamp is part of the brand new release for this month.

I've got her colored in with my Copic markers which I've also added some sparkles to her with my silver gel pen on her skates as well as Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the snowflakes and then some glitter to the circles.  The white gel pen was used to make the fur trimming on her coat and hat.

Everything you see has come from the kit including the ribbon, the accent snowflake gem in the middle of the bow as well as the sentiment and all of the papers!  All I had to do was come up with the coloring media, tools and ideas! :)

So would you like to see WHAT'S IN THE KIT?!!!
Would like to see how to make one of these cocoa packet holders for yourself?!
Then please be sure to catch my video below!
(CLICK HERE to view it on You Tube)

Did you catch that first part in the video where I mention you could win
one of the Whimsy Stamps card kits - YOUR CHOICE?!!
Then be sure to check out the bottom of THIS POST for details on how to enter!!

I didn't want to just stop there with my creating from this card kit...so I took things even further with it!  So check out this fun project which I think is just perfect to take off the "winter chill"....
So if you are not the cocoa packet fan and prefer your cocoa to be in the form of a K-Cup, then I have got the gift giving solution for you! :)

If you want to make just the two cup holder, you can do that for just one box.
If you want to make the four cup holder, then you need to watch how I put one together in the video below!  Here is the other side of the four cup design:
(By the way, EVERYTHING that I've used on this project including the die cuts, ribbon, silver cording, sentiment and sequins all come from the card kit!!)

For the designs that were stamped on the die cut mittens and hats, I have used the Whimsy Stamps Clearly Whimsy Stamp set called Scandi Christmas.  I have also used the Whimsy Stamps Stitched Tags die set to cut out the sentiment from the kit that is hanging on the silver cord from the kit.  So to learn how to make one of these fun boxes for yourself in a 2 cup or 4 cup design, be sure to catch my video below!!!

To view this video on You Tube - CLICK HERE or watch below:

Well if that wasn't enough for you to see how much you can create with the kit, I had just a little more time to create!!  Here's a closer look at them:
(You can also see them "in action" in the above video at the end as well!)

I have taken some pretty purple papers from the kit and made an elegant snowflake shaker card.
The purple ribbon as well as the snowflake button and silver cording all come from the kit.
I've used all the card stock from the kit including the acetate sheet to make my shaker element.  Even the sentiment on the inside of the shaker as well as the shaker sequins contents are from the kit!

I again have used the Whimsy Stamps Stitched Tag Dies for the shaker element on my card.  For the stamped snowflakes, I took out the Clearly Whimsy Stamp set called Christmas Greetings.

And for one more additional CAS design:
I loved the purple patterned paper so much from the last card, that I didn't want the extra left over strip to go to "waste", so I layered onto some of that gorgeous silver holographic paper from the kit and added some of that silver cording to use the left over die cut stockings that I had from the previous projects and attached them to the silver cord on the card front.  I've added a snowflake gem to each of the stockings from the kit and of course the sentiment is from the kit as well.  I just make my own banner with it by cutting in a fish tail.

So are wanting to hop right on over to purchase a kit for yourself so you can make tons of pretty stuff too?!!  CLICK HERE to view ALL of the Whimsy Stamps card kits including this one.


Would you like to win a card kit for yourself...or even to give away as a present to one of your crafty friends or family?!!  Then be sure to check out the details below on how YOU COULD WIN!!

One lucky winner will win a Whimsy Stamps Card Kit simply by entering your name and e-mail with the Linky tool below! - And the winner can choose between this newly released November card kit:
one of ANY previous card kits of the winner's choice!!

To enter:
1.  Simply fill out the information with the linky tool below including your e-mail address for your chance to win!

2.  Enter ONLY ONCE please!

3.  You do not have to have a blog to enter!

4.  You have until Monday, November 16th at 8:00 ET to enter!

5.  The winner will be announced on the Whimsy Stamps blog and my blog as well!

6.  I will contact the winner via e-mail after the give away has closed.

**Don't forget to check out the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog for even MORE inspiration from the November New Release by the Design Team as well as additional prizes to be given away!!**

And one more thing - GOOD LUCK!!!!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today friends!!
Now go enter!!!


Crafty Catz - Winter
Inkspirational - Anything Goes with Silver (CAS stocking card)

Allsorts - Ribbons & Bows (shaker card)
Fantasty Stampers - Winter Wonderland
Come & Get It - Lots of Sparkle


NanaConnie said...

WOW, what incredible projects, my friend! Of course, I'm loving the colors in the new kit since purple is my favorite color and blue is second. :-D Naturally, I had to enter your giveaway. How generous of you.

Pollard Carole said...

Fantastic projects with a gorgeous card kit love them they are perfect. Thanks so much for the chance to win one Love and hugs Carole x

Céline said...

thanks for the chance !!! the projects are all beautiful, love the colors

coldwaters2 said...

OMG these are awesome projects Vicki I am definitely going to have ago with the coffee pocket tutorial, a brilliant give away as well.
lorraine x

Lisa S. said...

Thanks Vicki, I'm signed up to win! Your inspiration is fabulous and when I saw Tootsie Roll Hot Cocoa I nearly flipped out of my chair. Where on earth did you find that? Love all of your makes and thanks for the chance to win. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I cannot believe my eyes! You have outdone yourself once again Vicki!!
Thank you~

sandie said...

What great projects. Adore the cup holders, so creative. Thanks for joining Ink x

Sarah said...

What marvellous creations Vicki...very impressive and thank you so much for the chance to be equally creative xx

Chrissy said...

An amazing kit Vicki..love the colours and so many projects came from one set..love the little cup holder with the hats and gloves dies..too cute.Thank you so much for the chance to win a set..fingers crossed.


jimlynn said...

Beautiful papers! Love the colors on this and your cards and project are so pretty and fun. Just beautiful! Looks like a fabulous kit!

Holly Hughes said...

These are awesome projects! Love this kit you used with them, it is just perfect. And THANKS so much for the "How To" videos; I can't wait to get home and watch. I'm thinking Christmas presents!! These will be perfect! And of course, I couldn't resist entering the giveaway. THANKS for the chance to win! :)

Denise Bryant said...

The kit looks awesome! Great projects!

Wendy L said...

Wonderful set of creations, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

cm said...

Oh my gosh, Vicki! Breath-taken-away and jaw-dropped at seeing what you've done with this kit! In awe! And I didn't realize that you also create videos! Evidently, there's no end to your abundant creativity...informative and immensely engaging! The opportunity to win a kit: thank you! I've never ordered/had a card kit before, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed extra tightly!

cm said...

I'm back...THANK YOU so much for sharing your gems in the Inkspirational gallery!

Margreet said...

Wow Vicki, I'm impressed by all your brilliant creations. Love your clear videos! You have done a good job! Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous kit.
xxx Margreet

Diane said...

Fantastic designs Vicki, and wonderful ideas.

Hugs Diane

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, the colors here are calling my name! I love the cards and projects you shared here today, and your coloring is over the moon, especially that girl's eyes! I'm loving everything you've shared, and I'll be back to watch the videos next!

Bad Kitty said...

Love your creations!
so pretty!
great november kit!and wonderful cocoa packet holder!
my favorite is this cake cup holder!
it is so cute!
I must try it !
and your cards are so nice!
Thank you for the chance to win !
have a nice day

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! I love that you included a non card item in there! Looks like great kit!

Deborah Lewis said...

How creative you are, so many great projects out of that fantastic kit. I would sure be inspired if I win it. The colors are so joyful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi all your makes are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 49 “Winter Wonderland” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear
I dont know how to comment
all are adorable
the litlle lady colored so beautiful
The shaker card oh I love it the sequin in blue relly pop
the sock card is cuuuteeee
and that cup holder ahhh I love love love
the add of popcorn pen is sweet on that hat and gloves I love all
I will comment tomorrow again
now it will be 23:30 PM
I will make my card first hehe
its not easy to steal the time if you still have litte boys hehe
hugs and thanks for the HINT Vicki

crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for the chance to win and love all your projects especially the drinks holder a great idea
Carol x

Unknown said...

I love the non-traditional colors you've used - just gorgeous!
Laura Holt

Tammy said...

Love each on of your exciting creations! Great choice of colors and papers!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the chance to win Vicki, love the paper pack but everything looks awesome. I am going to view your gorgeous video, as they are all fabulous, a bit later as just got up...
hugs, aNNie xx { aNNie}

CaroleAnn said...

Vicki, I think you out did yourself with all these projects and I just loved your videos!!! Thanks so much for your kind words at my blog and for queing me in on what is going on at your blog!!!! Big Hugs

Sue said...

Fabulous colors and winter projects. I like that the colors aren't traditional and that they go so well together. Awesome work. Great video.


Tammy said...

Oh Vicki, I love all of the projects that you've created out of the fab kit! Gorgeous designs and colors and I love that super sweet stamp! Wonderful videos too! Thanks for a chance to win!
Hugs, Tammy

Rahmat said...

You have been busy Vicki, I love all the blues, and purple you have used here. Specially the cute little shaker.

Donna said...

Awesome creations, great colors and such special details on each one!

Rhonda Miller said...

This looks like a great kit. I just love all these projects you've created with it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOw- you really went all out! I love the sequins shaker- yet to try that one...love the K-cup holder and also the sweet digi and the drink holder- love me some Hot Chocolate! Thanks too for a chance to win!


All gorgeous and beautiful project's Vicki thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz
Dianne x

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome designs, Vicky!! Sensational work with this new kit!

Davi said...

WOW Vicki this set and those cards aare FABULOUS!! What beautiful creations you have made to show off this new kit!!

Asha said...

AWESOME! Simply awesone, my friend. These are such useful ideas, not just for Christmas, but but for little gifts all year long. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
hugs Asha

Deb said...

All your samples are so beautiful Vicki, I love the pretty blues and purples and your k cup holder is such a fun and clever idea, love it! hugs Debxx

Lisa J said...

WOW Vicki. Fabulous projects and thanks for the chance to win such amazing goodies! Lisa x

Shelly said...

How SWEET are these?!!...
Super fun and ever so cute!! Love the colors!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful work. Love the colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back ere again soon. Judy DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card kit! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing the video. I wasn't aware of the card kits. Stunning creations! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria


Pia S said...

You've been so creative with this kit! I just love the color combination of all these wonderful projects and they all look amazazing!
With Christmas fast approaching I'm very happy for all the inspiration I can get for simple cards that look amazing but can be put together quite quickly - the card with stockings might be one I'll CASE, I just love its simple elegance and cozyness!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG what a wonderful array of fantastic projects. You are very talented and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing them with us:)

MiamiKel said...

How sweet of you to share your 'cuppa holiday cheer' with all of us! That is one YUMMY prize pack! I'm such a huge coffee fan, I love my Keurig (almost!) as much as my 'Bux :) I'm heading to watch the video right. now. !!! Delightful holiday assortment, from the shaker card to the Kcup carrier - as darling as all the things that have become your signature :) Hugs!

VanessaB said...

snow much fun! love them all. pretty colors!! :)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is just lovely. What a cute creation. Thanks for playing along with us at CAGI. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, CAGI DT

Trina Flynn said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Love your K-Cups it’s so creative. Everything is so lovely and amazing!

Deepti said...

Wow this post is full with your creativity :) awesome projects, way to rock the kit !

Helen said...

Great projects - thanks for joining us at the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and good luck.

Helen x

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