Sunday, September 28, 2014

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Christmas with Waltzingmouse Stamps!

It’s’s time...time for the September release for Waltzingmouse Stamps. Claire has three adorable Christmas sets and four amazing snowflake dies that will make your heart swoon.

Today, in celebration of the newest release, the Design Team will hold it’s Release Day Blog Hop. If you are coming here from Becca’s blog you are right on track, but if you get lost along the way you can visit Claire’s blog for a complete list of the order of the hop.

Instead of our usual “comment to win” competition, we have something new for an opportunity to win some Waltzingmouse goodies of your own. For details on how you can win please check out Claire’s blog.

My card today uses ALL of the four beautiful Snowflake dies that WMS is offering this month: Folk Art Snowflake, Snowflake #1, #2 and #3.

These dies are so intricate and beautiful that I didn’t want anything to distract from their gorgeous detail, so I just layered them all together to create a stunning layered look. While I might not want to flatten this in the mail, I’ll reserve this card for someone special – hand delivered
I layered each flake on top of the other, using a piece of foam dimensional adhesive so that each layer would stand out from the other.

I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to the flake so I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to add highlights to each part of the layered snowflakes...alas, that effect is lost in this photo, but it looks amazing in real life.


Here you can see the wonderful dimension. I topped the center of my snowflake with a melted pony bead. I had a ton of these beads left over from when my daughter was a teen. (yes, I’ve had them THAT LONG) As a young teen she used them to create bracelets. I discovered a YouTube video that shows you how you can lay these flat on a baking sheet and bake and melt them to create your own enamel dots. What a great way to use a craft item that had been sitting for decades...LOL.

My sentiment is from the new set, Warm Fuzzies, which is also available right now at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I’m so excited about these snowflake dies, and my head is swirling with ideas of how to use them on my Christmas card.

Now off you go to Julia Aston’s blog for even more creative Christmas inspiration. Don’t forget...the store is now open; ready and waiting for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release Preview-Day Three

Hi there, and I’m so happy you are here because I have another project today full of Christmas inspiration using another new set from Waltzingmouse Stamps that will be available tomorrow – RELEASE DAY.

The team and I are showcasing an adorable little set that will have you feeling warm and fuzzy all over. The stamp set is aptly named, Warm Fuzzies, and it, along with two other sets, and four amazing snowflake dies will be waiting for you when the store opens with the new release.

Let me introduce you to one cute little winter penguin. This fun little guy was first die cut on my Cameo and then stamped so I could color him with Copic markers.


I thought he would look cute on this tag that I die cut using my Stitched Tag Die, and topped it off with a touch of twine. See that glitter star behind him? That’s a new Snowflake #3 delicate and beautiful cut from glitter paper. I love glitter paper. It’s the easiest way I’ve found to get glitter all over a delicate die cut like this.


I added some fun patterned paper behind him along with a vertical row of teeny snowflakes and added a teeny sequin to the center of each before I added the row of faux stitching.


The sentiment was added to the bottom, below the three rows of washi tape, popped up with dimensional foam.


Doesn’t this little guy give you a warm fuzzy? I think he’s adorable, and I’m sure that the rest of the team will have lots of fun and creative ways to share with you. Just take a look:


Lynn Mercurio (you are here)

Becca Feeken

Karin Akesdotter

Jeanne Jachna

Julia Aston

Laurie Schmidlin

Sandie Dunne

Anya Schrier

Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow is release day, and I know you will want to return to see what excitement is in store. Until then...