Friday, February 28, 2014

Waltzingmouse February Release Day!

Woot Woot!  The day is finally here - today you will be able to purchase the Waltzingmouse February Release stamps and dies!  Gift Card It, Gift Card It Dies and Gift Card It Envelope Die!

Today the Design Team is doing a blog hop -  sharing projects using any combination of the new release sets.  The hop starts at Claire's blog - where you will find the complete list of the Design Team in case you lose your way.
If you arrived here from Lynn's blog you're in the right place!

So now let's see what I've created to show you!
If you came by for my first sneak peek on Tuesday - then you know I have 3 adorable little munchkins in my life (my sister's grandchildren/my grand nephews and niece!)
I babysat for Landon and Mila last week - and I brought along a craft for them to do - decorating little chipboard mailboxes that I picked up on sale at Michaels after Valentine's Day.
 3 1/2 year old Landon, especially,  loves to get mail and is interested in his mailbox out
front of their house where the mailman puts their mail.  So he was excited to have one of his own!  Mila liked mostly the stickers I had for them to put on their boxes!
So I thought it would be fun to make some little cards and envelopes to send to them and they could put them in their mail boxes!  I also made one for their cousin, James - couldn't leave my other grandnephew out!
Here are the envelope fronts - I used the Gift Card It Envelope Die for these.  I stamped their names using the Victorian Alphabet stamp set.  The With Love, flowers and leaf stem are from Gift Card It.
On the backs of the envelopes I faux stitched around all the edges using a white opaque pen.  Sentiment from Gift Card It.  I used round metal clips (that I've had FOREVER!) to hold the envelopes closed.
And I tucked these little cards inside, made with one of the Gift Card It Dies.  All the stamps are from Gift Card It.  I just love the little star burst stamp and the 3 dots stamp!  They add a little whimsy to the stampings!  These cards are the size of a gift/credit card.
I thought the kids would like to color on these little cards themselves - so I stamped images from Half Pint Heroines and Half Pint Heroes on the backs of the cards.  (the florals on the front side of Mila's card bled through a little bit in the corners because I used Copics  -  but she won't notice!)
The elephant is on the back of the card I will send to James - as he recently had a ride on a real live elephant with his dad.  I think he'll be excited when he sees this card!
I'm linking this project to the Split Coast Stampers - Love Fest Challenge sponsored by Sweet and Sassy - this is the inspiration photo for the challenge.
Don't forget to comment at each stop along the blog hop route -  the more places you leave a comment the better your chances of winning!  The prize this release is the amount of a large stamp set which you could use on anything in the WMS store (stamps, dies, templates)  One random winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT's blogs!  The winner will be posted on Claire's WMS blog on March 4th.

Next on the hop is Laurie!

Stamps:  Gift Card It, Half Pint Heroines, Half Pint Heroes, Victorian Alphabet - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Pretty in Pink - SU, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen, white - PTI
Ink:  Archival jet Black, Memento Tuxedo black, Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Nautical Blue.
Accessories:  Gift card It Die and Gift Card It Envelope Die - Waltzingmouse, White Opaque Pen - Inkssentials, Copics (on flowers) YG95, R05, ScorTape.

33 comments:

Maureen said...

So cute! I love that they can color the images on the back - what a fun idea!

Teri said...

Adorable!

Lisa Young said...

LOVE these beautiful cards and envelopes!!! Adorable!!!

snowbear said...

Cute cards and envelopes!

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Julia,
I love what you have done for your little nephews and niece as they are so lovely and the fact that you got them a postbox (mail box) each to craft with as well. I bet they had such a great time with you and so happy to see others teaching the wee ones about home grown crafts that don't involve a screen and games machine.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this really made me smile! Such a sweet idea -love the images you stamped for the children to colour!

Maja said...

Great project for kids. It's so nice to keep them busy and most of the kids love to craft.

Cathy Homan said...

Very cute idea. I know my grandkids love to get mail! Thanks for the idea.

Liliana W said...

What fun idea! A great way to keep the kiddos happy!

Cheryl B said...

Fun projects!

yums said...

Great ideas for gift cards and envelopes. Life is getting easier with the dies and I just know my friends will love receiving gift cards too.

Carol from La Crosse said...

Cute cards and I love the little envelopes.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Fay Marie said...

Such fun for the kiddos!! Great idea!

Becky said...

These little envelopes are just adorable!

Lynn Hardy said...

How sweet! My 2 year old grandson loves crafting with me too. Last time I stamped the same half pint heroes images on black card with versamark and let him brush mica powders over them - he loved it!

Alice G said...

How cool is this! My grandchildren would love this!

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet post and fun projects..

Sue D said...

Very fun--I used to make pretend letters and envelopes as a child.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, the kids are going to love receiving these little bits of mail. What a brilliant idea to include an image that they can color!! Love it!

Craftynanny said...

What great fun projects wish we had a Micheals here in the UK, x

Pauline said...

What a sortable little gift cards for your grand niece and nephews, a great learning tool for them too!

Craftysusan said...

Lovely projects and great for the children to get involved in crafting too.

Sherry Rose said...

Cute mailboxes...cute kiddos, too!

Mrs B said...

Hi Julia. I love the mini mailboxes and the Gift Card dies and stamps are perfect for them. My granddaughters would have just as much fun as your little cuties. Take care.

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely idea...just love how cute they are and your adorable family too xx

~amy~ said...

How fun! Love your projects and I know that I'd love to craft with you!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet project! I am sure that these will be loved and how fun that you included the little coloring page. Wonderful!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

I love a big sqishy hug x

Laura said...

Now there's an idea....to pack one of these in lunch bags! Sweet!
Laura

Jill said...

How cute--look like the little ones had lots of fun!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these little envelopes and cards! Darling!

Tanja said...

lovely idea for your great neice and nephew!

Vickie Z said...

They are totally sweet!! Fab idea and what a wonderful Auntie!!

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