Friday, September 25, 2020

Poppystamps: Whittle Notes

 I'm on the Poppystamps blog today with four "Whittle" 3x3 notes for our kids' lunchboxes or backpacks and one regular card for the older kids.  Full details are over there, but here's a peek.

9.25 PS Main

Sometimes with small dies, it can be hard to figure out how to fill a full-size card.  I like to group and layer the dies - my Poppystamps card from last week is an example - but another way is creating these smaller format cards.  I have two sons but my "kids" are 24 and 20 and are away at college so I don't have lunchboxes or backpacks to tuck notes into. My kids still need encouragement so I used the same idea of small square, but put it onto the front of a full-size card with a strip of patterned paper.

9.25 PS Fox

The Whittle Fox has to be my favorite Whittle just for the expression on his face - he goes perfectly with the sentiment.  This is exactly how my kids are feeling right now.  There's a lot of unexpected adulting - "how many people in this room - do we meet COVID restrictions" and "darn - I'm quarantined for two weeks - how do I keep up with classes" or "I'm president of a club that can't meet - how do I keep the club going".  I love sending them cards and they love whatever gift card I put inside!!

The monthly challenge at Poppystamps also happens to be Cards for Kids.  It's already the end of the month - there's only 3 days left for the challenge but check it out.  There are prizes!  (You do have to use at least one Poppystamps image or die.)

SUPPLY LIST - all Poppystamps unless noted
Whittle Sayings (the four little notecards)
Whittle Everyday (the adult stamps)

Whittle Birds
Whittle Wood Frames
Whittle Clouds
Whittle Mouse
Whittle Hearts
Whittle Squirrel
Whittle Oak Leaf
Whittle Deer
Whittle Trees
Whittle Sleepy Fox
Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Trimmings (these are thin rectangle frames with stitched accents - I trimmed a straight piece of it for the ground)

Memory Box Garden Folly 6x6 pad


  1. Kim. these are absolutely adorable! I'm off to see if my local retailer carries these darling 'whittles'; my SIL would love lunch box notes for my niece and nephew, especially during these uncertain times! Thank you for the smiles (and enabling).
    Sorry for not commenting as I should but just can't seem to compose thoughts. You know I love your creativity - and I need to make sure to let you know that more often!

  2. Wow, I love all of the small cards and how you added the fox scene to a regular sized card! The Whittle dies are so sweet and I need to add some more to my collection! I only have the birds right now.

  3. Very cute. Those dies are so sweet.

  4. These are so cute!! I LOVE the little scenes you created in little areas. Adorable card!!


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