Whittle Things

Happy June! I hope you have been keeping well!

I am glad that you have stopped by to check out these adorable Whittle dies from Poppy Stamps that are part of the Scrap’N Stamp “Whittle Things” blog hop. There are so many cute dies to choose from but two in particular spoke to me…the little Avocado Whittle and the Lizard Whittle. Let’s have a whittle fun, shall we?

Before we get started, I want to share the amazing giveaway up for grabs for our blog hoppers this month. Scrap’N Stamp is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate – so make sure you like, comment and subscribe to our blog participant’s posts and videos to increase your chance of being the winner! I also want to share some great sales that are going on over at the shop, this weekend (June 4, 2021 to June 7, 2021) you can get 20% off Poppy Stamps – no coupon need. You can check this sale and others out by clicking HERE. If you haven’t checked the site out in awhile…let me tell you there are some awesome new products and I am looking forward to receiving my order so that I can share my purchases with you all! You can check out the new items by clicking HERE. Also, you can receive 10% off regular priced items by using my code 10Chala.

Let’s get to today’s cards!

These images are so freakin adorable and there are so many to choose from. You can check out the collection by clicking HERE. Thankfully, the price point on these die cuts is super reasonable so I had no problem ordering a few! Since the die cut images were so delicate I didn’t want to take away from them and I decided to keep my cards SUPER simple. I just added some Tumbled Glass Distress ink with a blending brush to a 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2 inch piece of 120lb cardstock.

Next, I die cut the whittle images from white cardstock and Copic coloured them. You can also cut them directly from coloured cardstock if you like. But, I liked colouring them in with Copics to give the images a bit more dimension. The whittle avocado is just “ripe” for a punny card and the whittle lizard reminds me of my crafting buddy Bob (My son’s bearded dragon). So naturally, I had to colour that little guy the same colour as Bob! I then used my Art Glitter glue to adhere the images down onto the inked background. I also recommend Gina K Connect adhesive as it also gives you a bit more time to wiggle your whittle images in place before stick, whereas the Art Glitter glue tends to adhere right away.

Time for the sentiments! I didn’t have any sentiment stamps in my stash that I wanted to use. However, the Poppystamp Word Balloon dies were perfect for me to create my own! In fact, I can see these being used in several future projects. I wrote my sentiments with a black liner pen and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. This helped the word balloons stand out against the background. The sentiments I wrote were “Avocado tell you…you’re great!”, “Leaping Lizards! It’s your birthday”, “I know guac is extra….but so are you!”, “I Newt was your birthday. Have a great day”.

Once I adhered everything down, my little buddy Bob had to check out my Whittle cards. He seemed happy with what I created, however, I couldn’t help but think they were missing something…..that’s when Bob gave me the cutest look with his beautiful eyes…EYES! That’s it! These little guys needed some fun google eyes. So, I found some tiny google eyes in my stash and once I adhered them down – they were perfect!

I hope you had as much fun checking these cards out as Bob and I had making them. In fact, you can check out our video here:

Next up on the blog is Nancy! Click HERE to see her Whittle cards!

Here is a complete list of our blog hop participants:

Tara/SNS
Chala – You are here
Nancy
Kia
Lindsey
Susan
Deborah
Jessica

Thanks for joining us and we hope you have a great day!

And Bob!

Author:

Crafting Through the Chaos of Life

18 thoughts on “Whittle Things

  1. I especially like your Whittle Lizard (and Bob). We have many lizards in our gardens and I LOVE THEM!!! So of course I love the Whittle Lizard 🙂

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  2. Love all the cards Chala! You are inspiring me to be a bit braver and write in my own sentiments! These dies are so necessary!

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  3. How cute are these cards and good on Bob for giving you the nudge to add googly eyes! A delightful touch! And your sentiments? Spot on perfect! Your Bob makes me smile; isn’t it fabulous when our critters are our muses!
    ~carol

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  4. Very well Thank you. Happy June to you also! Bob melts my heart every single time! These cards are so stinkin cute! Beautiful simplistic fun awesome whittle cards! The 🦎❤

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