Welcome to the first day of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SoAP)! As you may remember, the months Claire doesn't release new stamps - the Design Team has a 4 day parade using sets from past releases. This month the theme is Christmas/Holiday.
I don't know about you - but around this time each year my mail box starts filling up with all kinds of catalogues (maybe because I ORDER so much??!!) Anyway - I was looking through the latest Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalogue and found some terrific inspiration for my parade cards!
Here is the first item that inspired me: It's a wooden sign hand made in Wisconsin out of white pine and it's screen printed (10" x 6.5")
Secret Santa (you'll need the password ibelieveinsanta to see this secret set!)and the sentiment from Santa's Coming to Town. Inside I stamped Merry Christmas from Secret Santa
Then I thought the St. Nicholas Nutcracker would look just as lovely with this CAS design and created my second card! Sometimes I just don't feel like coloring, but I want to use a certain image - and see how lovely he looks just stamped, the detail is so wonderful on this - no coloring is needed! For St. Nick I used blue metallic card stock as a framing and stamped the image on white paper.
Julia Aston You.re here!
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - tree from Secret Santa Set, December 25th from Santa's Coming to Town, Merry Christmas (inside) from Secret Santa
Paper: vintage Cream - PTI, metallic gold - Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Ponderosa Pine - Close to My Heart
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet
Paper: White - PTI, metalic blue foil board - Grafix
Ink: Versafine majestic blue