Monday, August 27, 2018

Glue Dots & Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps and Glue Dots® Blog Hop!

Join us from August 27th through August 31st for a fun joint blog hop between Whimsy Stamps and Glue Dots. Our teams will be sharing lots of beautiful projects featuring products from both of these companies. And we will have lots of prizes hidden along the hop as well as a grand prize valued at $100! 

To enter into the giveaways, you just need to comment on EACH blog throughout the hop. Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all stops along the hop, enter your name and email in the linky tool at the last stop. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd. Good luck and have fun!

Today I have a card I made with a few of Whimsy's gorgeous stamp sets.  

Here's what you need to make this cute card:


Glue Dots® Permanent Tape Runner
Glue Dots® Micro Dots


Whimsy Stamps
        Soul Mutts
        Enamel Dots

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
        Flesh Color No. 071
        Mustard No. 067
        Pink No. 025
        Yellow No.050

Water Brush
VersaFine Pigment Ink in Black
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Recollections Card stock
Bristol Smooth Card stock
Paper Towel
Washi Tape
Baker’s Twine
Baby Wipes or Stamp Cleaner


Mini MISTI other stamp positioner
Cricut Cuttlebug or other manual die cut machine
Heat tool (Embossing gun)
Paper Trimmer 


Step 1:

Trim the Recollections card stock down to 4.25” x 5.5” and the Bristol down to 4” x 5.25” This is your card base, and the top layer.

Step 2:

With the VersaFine, Mini MISTI, and the adorable dog and girl stamp from Soul Mutts, stamp one in a corner of a left over piece of Bristol from trimming your card mat from.  Heat set this with the embossing gun.  Or you can let it dry for a few minutes.

Step 3:

With the Yellow Zig Marker, go around the edges of the dog and the bow on the girl’s dress.  Use the water brush to water color the image.  Follow the same steps for the rest of the image.  Heat set the image after each color you add and make sure it’s all the way dry before you add anymore color.  Once dry, use the scissors and trim out the image and set aside.

Step 4:

With the Whimsy Stamps Card Builders Window Die and the Cuttlebug or other machine, make a window in the Bristol white and the Recollections card base.  Use some washi tape to hold the die in place while running through the Cuttlebug.


Step 5:

Using the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, stamp some corner designs in two of the corners of the white layer of your card.  Pick which ones you like that you feel go with your image.  Also stamp the sentiment with the distress ink.  Using the MISTI helps get everything in line and makes stamping really easy.

Step 6:

Use the Card Builder Window die that you like and will fit your sentiment, use the Cuttlebug and cut it out.  Also fussy cut a shadow around the sentiment with the Recollections paper. Tie a small twine bow for the top of your sentiment and attach with a Glue Dots® Micro Dot.

Step 7:

With the Glue Dots® Permanent Tape runner, begin attaching all of your elements to the card front, being sure to line up the Bristol to you the window on the Recollections card base.

This card is so sweet and lends itself to really any occasion whether it’s a new puppy, or when someone needs a pick-me-up. 

Thank you for visiting today and be sure to hop along to the other blogs and comment for your chance to win our giveaway!

Below are the blogs in this hop and you'll finish at the Whimsy Stamps Blog! 

Glue Dots Blog


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cebelica said...

So very cute! :)

dawnmercedes said...

i like how the window highlights the image...great idea!

Lillian A said...

Cute, fun card and thanks for detailing the "how to" on this creation.

SusieQ62N said...

I like how you embellished the corners of this card. Recently lost my fur baby, so this card made me a little sad, but it is adorable.

Linda Brown said...

Love this card. I lost my yellow lab 2 years ago and it reminds me of her!! Thanks for sharing .

M DelValle said...

Great card and tutorial!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you for the step by step! What a beautiful card!

Corinne said...

so fabulous, thank you for the step by step..

Janet said...

Awesome instructions for a charming card.

Pam said...

Super cute! Love the cutout!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

A very fun card and I love that you added the sketch border stamp around the card.

Kay said...

Great card, like the cut out. Different from a plain circle.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Love the sweet image you used!

Iris Wiechmann said...

Lovely card. Great choice of colors, fits the image perfectly!

Debbie G. said...

Awe! A girl and her dog. Sweet!!

Jennifer Dove said...

I love how you placed Soul Mutts into the open window. So sweet!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! What adorable card!!! Too cute!!!

Laila B. said...

Lovely card!!! Congrats!!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a wonderful creation! That stamp set is so lovely. Love the aperture design and the lovely doddled edges. Gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Erin Thompson said...

Very cute card! Love the Soul Mutts stamp set!

Marcia said...

Very cute!

Sandi said...

This is a wonderful card and thanks for the instructions!

Debbie Davis said...

Great step-by-step and Love how you highlighted the Soul Mutt image.

Pat said...

Lovely card with a great design.

Pat xx

Lisa said...

So sweet! Who doesnt love their dog? Beautiful card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love this sweet card:)

Robin said...

This is such an adorable card

Lynne said...

A very sweet card and fab step by step.

Unknown said...

So sweet, and great step by step instructions!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little girl, sitting
with her best friend.
Darling card. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Andrea Shell said...

What a sweet card! I love that image!

Mish086 said...

Sweet little image with the added window, anything dog related it a hit in our house!

Lori Podolsky said...

Loving all your wonderful details! Beautiful!

Sobi said...

Cute card

Dorinda K said...

Completely precious.

Cherri said...

Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Angela T said...

This card is supper sweet. I love the colors

Sue D said...

Cute card and great design.

Unknown said...

Very sweet card

Cindy Holmes said...

Such a precious card! A girl with her dog! just so precious! I really love the coloring that you did!

Sue said...

This is one of my favourite stamp sets and I love how you have coloured it and created your card <3

Wendy Lambert said...

What a sweet card. The sentiment along with the image just makes you say awww.

Andre M. said...

Such a great image and I love the design of this card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Deborah L. said...

Thank you for the detailed instructions!

Shari said...

Aww. This is so pretty. I just love little doggies too. 💗💗💗

Debbie Rumpza said...

Very cute. Love your colors