Hello everyone! This is Yana Smakula. I am a big fan of stamp sets that I can use all year round and newest WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha set fits just that bill - I love the fact that I won't have to put it away in a few weeks after the Holiday season is over and wait until next September or so to use it again.
These playful whimsical letters work great for many different occasions and companion dies make it very easy to create fun die cut focal point sentiments for a variety of projects. I also love how big the letters are - they aren’t too large to take too much space on a card, yet they aren’t too small to make it difficult to arrange them and adhere. Plus they would work great for scrapbook pages and art journals, too.
I created 2 cards for two different occasions and I followed the same sketch/idea on both (and planning to make more over the weekend). My first project is a Happy New Year Card featuring Whimsy Alpha and Be Merry Florals. I used several colors of PURE COLOR dye ink to stamp my letters and used the same colors for the flowers and leaves. I used: Gala Red, Cranberry Crush, Fairy Dust, Silver Lining, Last Leaf, Appletini.
My second project is a Valentine's Day card. Even though there aren’t any hearts on this card, the sentiment says it all. Once again I used Whimsy Alpha and paired it with Fresh Cut Florals.
To spell out “Love You Lots” and stamp the flowers I used PURE COLOR dye ink in Hayride, Wild Mango, Little Piggy, Flamingo, Miami Spice and Last Leaf.
I shared just 2 examples here, but imagine all different phrases/sentiments you’ll be able to make using this set. I can see myself stamping Mother’s Day cards saying “My Dear Mom”, Easter projects with “Happy Easter” sentiments; even Fall cards saying “Happy Fall”!
Have you had the chance to use this set yet?
Have fun stamping!
For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.
|WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha Stamps WP9||WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha Dies WP9||Wplus9 Be Merry Florals Clear Stamps WP9||Wplus9 Be Merry Florals Designer Dies WP9||Wplus9 Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps WP9||Wplus9 Fresh Cut Flowers Dies WP9|
|WPlus9 Dove Grey Cardstock WP9||WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad WP9||WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink WP9|
|WPlus9 Miami Spice Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Gala Red Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Cranberry Crush Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink WP9||Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine SC | AZ|
|Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets SSS | AZ||Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack SSS||Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive SSS | AZ|