Monday, November 29, 2010

In Gladness Abound

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast this week - my good stamping friend Anne Harada was hosting this week and what a wonderful homespun site she had to inspire us - The Country Porch. I didn't have to go any further then the home page - where this Pine Cone Kitchen set caught my eye.
I stamped my own plaid background using the thick plaid stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns and then the pretty pine bough from Festive Foliage right over the plaid.
I stamped the sentiment from Compliments of the Season and cut it with a deckled edge rectangle nestie. Then I just added a little gingham ribbon knot, some dazzling diamonds over the pine bough and distressed the edges.
In case you cannot read the lovely sentiment - it says "May Christmas at your house in gladness abound and may Health and Good Cheer live there all the year round."

All my stamps are from Waltzingmouse
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - PicNic Patterns, Festive Foliage, Compliments of the season
Paper: Naturals Ivory - SU, Pine feather, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink: Memento - tuxedo black, sweet plum, rhubarb stalk, cottage ivy, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: dazzling diamonds - SU,gingham ribbon - JoAnn's, Mega deckled edge Rectangle Nestabilities,. quickie glue pen, distresser - Ranger, glue dots

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Golden Merry Christmas

Hello dear stamping friends! I'm feeling better every day - and I'm able to fit in a little stamping in between dozing and taking it easy!

I have yet another Christmas card to share with you today - and it's also another one that is easy to make multiples of!

Criminalgrace was the Featured Stamper over at Split Coast last week and I chose her sparkling Winter Skies card to case. Instead of punching the snowflake - I stamped and gold embossed mine as well as the sentiment. My stamps are from Rubbernecker.

I flipped the sentiment to the top, dry embossed a Nestability square around the snowflake and added a sticky rhinestone to the center of it. The gold embossing is really shiny IRL - not so much in my pic unfortunately!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Winter Holiday Snowflake #1504 SO, Winter Holiday #2 Merry Christmas # 387-10
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: foam dimensionals, gold embossing powder, hot gun, Rhinestone stickers - Michaels

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - WMSC25 - A Little Joy

It's Saturday - and time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Are you ready for it??!

I was counting up how many Christmas cards I've made so far and I need about 15 more - so surprise, surprise - I used the sketch to make a Christmas card! It worked up really quickly and is easy to reproduce - just what we need as we come down to the wire right?!

I used two Waltzingmouse stamp sets on my card today - Big Blooms - Poinsettia and the Joy piece of the sentiment 'boundle of Joy' from Frame It. I stamped the poinsettia on the white panel then sponged the edges and mounted it to gold and blue panels. My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
So come along and join us in the sketch challenge this week - you don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps but if you have some please do!
Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.
Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 12/2/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Frame It
Paper: white, Enchanted Evening - PTI, gold - Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Ranger Distress - Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
Accessories: gold trim - JoAnn Fabrics, gold pearls - Michaels, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, foam dimensionals, 1" & 1 1/4" circle punches - SU.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fresh Baked, Cute as Pie and Pumpkins!

Happy day after the feast dear stampers! I wasn't sure I'd be stamping today -but then I got inspired by two challenges - you know how that goes I'm sure!!

The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger and the Free 4 All Split Coast challenge were both food related! (go figure!)

this cookie is the Tuesday Trigger

and the Free 4 all challenge was to make something with a yummy food theme!

So here's my gingerbread snowflake tag to go with my yummy gingerbread snowflake cookie!

To make my tag, I used a store bought tag from Staples. I ran two ink pads over my nonstick craft mat, spritzed it with water, then dragged my tag over the mat to pick up the watery colors.

Next I stamped the text over the tag which blurred a little because the tag was damp. Then I spritzed it again with a mixture of water and gold Perfect Pearls and dryed it a little with my hot gun.

I cut my snowflakes from felt and shimmery card stock and assembled as you see here. I stamped the perfect sentiment and layered it over the snowflake with a foam dimensional. Then I just tied the wrinkled seam binding through the hole in the tag.

The perfect tag for a gift of one or a dozen cookies!

And I just had to share - here's my sweet little grandnephew, Landon, sleeping in my arms yesterday at my sister's house!

And here are three little pumpkins I made and brought to Thanksgiving for the table.
I found a video on how to make them here. I found it 2 years ago and finally made them! They are really easy and look SO cute don't you think??Thanks so much for stopping by during your busy day today! Remember to come back tomorrow to check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Text It & Half Baked
Paper: tag - Stamples, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Create a Snow Flake - Spellbinders, felt - Michaels, Foam dimensionals, scor tape, wrinkled seam tape, mini mister, Blending tool, nonstick craft mat - Ranger, gold perfect pearls, Mini Mister - Ranger.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Take Note

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the United States - Kent and I will be enjoying the traditional turkey dinner with my sister, brother-in-law, my niece, her husband and my 'cute as pie' 2 month old grandnephew Landon. Don't you want to just squeeze those sweet little cheeks?!?!
Ok - on to a few cards to share. A co-worker asked me to design some thank you notes and personalized initial notes with a seashore theme. So I made up two designs for her.
For this set I used Rustic White cardstock from PTI - I thought it gave the feeling of a sandy beach. I stamped the frame and sentiment in Brushed Corduroy from Ranger. The row of shells is a $1 clear stamp from Michaels that I gold embossed. Unfortunately, the shimmer shows up better IRL than in these pics.
The initials below are from the Waltzingmouse set Victorian Alphabet.

For the second option I used Soft Stone card stock from PTI which is a really light shimmery gray. I stamped the frame in black and the sentiment and initials in London Fog -both by Memento.

The shells are stick ons by Jolee's popped up on foam dimensionals.

My friend Sandy liked them all but preferred the tan/brown/gold embossed ones. What do you think??

Don't forget to come by on Saturday for the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! See you then!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just My Cup of Tea

Happy Tuesday dear stamping friends!

My card today combines the Split Coast Teapot Tuesday and Color challenges and I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout.

The teaparty this week is all about friends and we're off to London (Ohio, that is) to bring some cheer as well as Happy Birthday Wishes to Brenda.

Today's colors are chocolate, cherry and crumb cake and I thought this Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad combined them all rather nicely as a background.

The Little Shoppers are from Art Impressions, the sentiment and teacup are from Waltzingmouse.

I wish all those in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are venturing out over the river and through the woods!

Stamps: Little Shoppers - Art Impressions, Sentiment & teacup - Afternoon Tea & Afternoon Tea Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: dark chocolate, vintage cream - PTI , red bazzill
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Old Paper & Barn Door
Accessories: Nestabilities - Labels 8, Circles, big scalloped circles, beaded circles, Crop a dile, lace - from my stash, rhinestone - Kaiser, foam dimensionals

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Jar of Sweets

First - I'd like to thank you all for your kind get well wishes, thoughts and prayers - I can see a little improvement each day but still have to remember to stop and lie down for a while!

Joan Ervin had a fun 300th New Technique Challenge over on Split Coast today - We had to check tha master Technique list and use at least 2 techniques from the past. I fit four into my card today:

#39, paper piecing - cut 2nd jar top in silver and layered it over first die cut
#23, inspired by something in your home - gingerbread cookies that I made last week
#22 Dry embossing - my jar and top are dry embossed Shapeabilities
#28, Masking - I masked my gingerbread man to stamp the candies

This also qualifies for the Split Coast CAS challenge today - sponging - I sponged the jar as well as the edges of my card - and although this is a little more than a usual 'clean and simple' design there IS still a lot of open space on it - and it did work up really quickly!

This card will be going to my new grandnephew, Landon, who will be 3 months old at Christmas - he's definately my 'sweet boy' this year!!

My stamps are from Waltzingmouse

Ok - now I have to go and do that lying down thing!!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Oven Fresh & Half Baked
Paper: Rustic cream - PTI, Silver - unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Adirondack - Meadow & Butterscotch
Accessories: Spellbinders Assorted Fresh Fruit, Bakers Twine - Martha Stewart, Foam Dimensionals, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger

Saturday, November 20, 2010

WMS Saturday Sketch Challenge - WMSC24

Welcome dear stampers to this Saturday's Waltzingmouse Sketch!

I made a Christmas card today using some of the November Release WMS sets -
The frame stamp (that fits in the Labels 14 Nesties!) and the wreath are from Twas the Night Before Christmas and this wonderful vinatage font sentiment is from Compliments of the Season.
For my wreath, I first punched a 5/8" circle on a piece of card stock - then stamped the wreath around it - then punched out the wreath with a 1 1/4" circle - much easier than punching the wreath and then trying to fit that circle back into a smaller punch and get it centered (ask me how I came to know this?!!)
Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 11/25/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!

In case I don't see you before Thursday - have a wonderful Thanksgiving (all those living in the US) - we certainly all have a lot to be thankful for don't we?? Let's all make a list to remind ourselves and read it at dinner on Thursday.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the Season, Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Paper: white, vintage cream, scarlet jewell - PTI, Always Artichoke -SU, DP Basic Grey Wassail/Falling Snow
Ink: Ranger Distress: old paper, forest moss, aged mahogany, antique linen, snowflake embossing folder, Labels 8, Labels 14 & rectangle Nestabilities, wrinkled seam binding: , foam dimensionals, 1 1/4" circle & 5/8" circle punches - SU, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - Christmas Theme

Welcome to the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - it all starts in the playroom of the WMS forum - you can find all the details here. We hope you'll come join us! This month the theme is Christmas!
My card is clean and simple - I embossed the Nestability square right on the card stock. I stamped my tree (Teeny Trees) in black ink, then stamped the garland of stars in Versamark Ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I adhered the stamped panel inside the frame using foam dimensionals.

Then I stamped the sentiment and DONE! An easy design to make multiples of quickly - perfect for this busy time of year when we want to make our own cards but don't have tons of time.

You can see how I embossed the frame on this post here.

There's a contest going on during the waltz - and there could be hidden clue(s) on my picture - count them up and enter your total over in the playroom. A random correct guess will win a prize!

As you are reading this - I am actually in the hospital - hopefully done with my surgery (scheduled for 7:30 am EST) and already on the mend in my hospital room. I hope to be home tomorrow or the next day and back at my computer so I can belatedly do the Blog Waltz and see all the wonderful Christmas Inspiration from you all! I'll be home recovering for about 6 weeks - no heavy lifting - but stamps aren't heavy - right???!!!

I'd appreciate your prayers today.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, hot gun, square Nestabilities, foam dimensionals.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Each Birthday is a New Beginning

Hello dear friends! Today's card was made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.

I was inspired by this lovely Mandarin Wasabi Rug .

It reminded me of this pretty Cosmo Cricket patterned paper I had called Material Girl. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker and the pins are from Marks Finest Papers. I used Labels 8 to cut my panel and Deckled Mega Rectangles for my sentiment.
I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Antique Linen.
Thanks so much for coming by today!
Wednesday I'm having my surgery but I will be posting my card for the Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz starting in the WMS forum Playroom so be sure to come by! (check it out on my side bar and join in - the theme is Christmas!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Garden Phrase Set #508
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream, Blueberry sky - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Material Girl/Inspiration
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: foam dimensionals, wrinkled seam binding - , pins & jewels - Marks Finest Papers, stylized flowers embossing folder - Cuttlebug, rhinestones - Kaiser, Labels 8 and Deckled edge mega rectangles - Nestabilities.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - WMSC23

Welcome my friends! I haven't been posting as much as usual this week, lots of things going on in my life right now and I'm trying to juggle it all. I'm having some elective surgery next week and I had to go off of an anti-inflammatory medication I take for the arthritis I have in my knees and now my whole body is aching!

I love this CAS (clean and simple) sketch we have today, don't you? It's nice to have a simple one that you can do that way or embellish if you're in the mood! Here's the card I created from our sketch today.

I used the front and back of the same Graphic 45 patterned paper for the background. I just love the fleur de lis -style pattern on it as well as the colors - a little dark for the holidays but still festive I think?
I stamped my ornament from Vintage Ornaments, cut and embossed it with my ornament nestability and then sponged the edges. The sentiment is from Seasons of Love and I used a text stamp from Text It for the background. It's cut and embossed with a Deckled Edge Mega Rectangle Nestability and I sponged it before taking it out of the die.
Then I just stapled a piece of twill on the ornament and added a few rhinestones for some shimmer. I used foam dimensionals to pop up the ornament.
Another Christmas card DONE!
We hope you'll join us this week for the WMS sketch challenge - check out all the details here on the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 11/18/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!
Hope you are enjoying this lovely fall weekend - I'll be raking leaves with Kent!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Dave over at Rubbernecker is having a big sale on stamps, Spellbinders, Ranger products, Bind it all and more - check it out here Sale ends Sunday 11/14 at 6 pm PST so hurry!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments, Text It, Seasons of love.
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection/Celebration
Ink: Ranger Distress - Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Mustard Seed, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Heirloom Ornament 2010 & Deckled Edge Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, twill - PTi, rhinestones - Michaels, staple - Close to My Heart.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wherever You Go - Go Safe

I wanted to share with you a card I made for my son, Joshua's, 33rd birthday in September. The picture is a photo of the gas tank on his motorcycle - or I should say - his former motorcycle.

Every mother's nightmare - Josh had an accident on his bike right around his birthday - a woman cut him off and he slammed right into the side of her minivan. He crashed into her side window - but thank goodness he had on a full face helmet that totally protected his head (it was all deeply etched from the impact). Then he flew over the handlebars of the bike and landed in the street on all fours. His hand got pretty cut up on the glass and it took them 20 minutes in the ER to get all the glass pieces out of it and to stitch him up. He was out of work for 3 weeks and couldn't drive.

It was really a miracle that he walked away from the accident. And I thank God every day for it.

Josh was most depressed about losing his beloved bike as it was totalled. So I thought he would appreciate a birthday card with this picture on it. The Ribbon Tag Nestability and black twill with the silver brads looks like the leather saddle bags he had on his bike.

I silver embossed this perfect sentiment from the Free Spirit - Sentiments set by Waltzingmouse. It's funny - when I got this set and read all of the sentiments in it - I thought - well, that's an interesting one - but didn't think I'd ever have an opportunity to use it - so you never know when something will be just what you need to express your feelings!

The panel is embossed with the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder.

Josh is now back to work and riding a newer motorcycle similar to his first one but without the beautiful Indian head on the gas tank.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Waltzingmouse November Release Blog Waltz!

Hello dear friends! Welcome to the Waltzingmouse November Release Design Team Blog Waltz! All 4 new sets are available to purchase today!

You'll want to start your waltz over at Claire's blog to be sure you don't miss anything.
If you came here from Sandie's blog you're in the right place.

For my first card today, I used the new Festive Foliage set as well as the frame from last month's release - Frame It and a text stamp from Text It.

I stamped the frame and then masked outside the frame. Next I stamped the text and foliage inside the box, removed the mask and stamped the sentiment.

For my final card I used the new set Twas the Night Before Christmas. I stamped just the first verse of the famous poem (the stamp is of the complete poem) and then randomly stamped some snowflakes on the panel and card base.
I stamped the window and the sleeping mouse, colored it with copics and again added some snowflakes. Everthing is sponged with Antique Linen. The panel, window and snowflake are up on foam dimensionals. I punched the snowflake and added a button and rhinestone in the center.

Do you like my little metal mouse?! I got him this summer at an Antique/Gift Shop called The Galleree on Main St in Rockport, MA. I have him sit on my work table in my craft room but thought he would look quite appropriate in the photo of my card today!

Remember to leave comments on all of the DT's blogs as well as Claire's as you waltz today - there will be two chances to win a WMS stamp set! AND be sure to go to the Waltzingmouse Store to order the stamp sets that tickled your fancy this month!!

ETA: The contest ends at 11:59 pm EST Tuesday, November 9th. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog.

I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by all of our cards and projects this week! I certainly had fun creating mine. I'm the end of the blog waltz today - thanks SO much for stopping by. Which set was your favorite this month?

Foliage Card:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage, Frame It, Text It

Paper: Vintage Cream, Pinefeather - PTI

Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Ranger Distress - Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage.

Accessories: Eclipse tape, vintage buttons & Silk ribbon - PTI, Glue dots

Night Before Christmas card:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Twas the night before Christmas

Paper: Fine Linen, Text Style; Distressed Dots and Library Ledger - PTI

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Antique linen, Weathered Wood

Accessories: Foam dimensionals, rhinestones - Kaiser, Labels 9 Nestabilities, button PTI, glue dots, Copics: BG11, E35, R08, Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waltzingmouse November Sneak Peek Day #3 - Festive Foliage

Well dear stampers - we've made it to Day #3 of the Waltzingmouse Sneak Peeks! Have you chosen the sets you absolutely have to have this month yet!?!? They'll all be available tomorrow at 2 pm EST when the Design team will be participating in a Blog Waltz! ( And check out my WMS Saturday Sketch card at the end of this post!)

Today I have some note cards to show you using the set called Festive Foliage.

Every year I send out hand stamped cards for Christmas (as I'm sure you do too!) and I'm always trying to find a design that's easy to duplicate but still causes a 'gasp' when the receiver opens it!

This stamp set fit my requirements! These cards are as clean and simple as you can get - and yet, I think, they look stunning!

I used Fabriano Note Cards that have a luxurious slightly textured feel and a lovely distressed edge. I stamped my images and sentiments directly on the card using just one or two colors.

I used Forest Moss ink on the mistletoe card above. (Want to read about the history of Mistletoe? check it out here.)
The pine bough and cone above are separate stamps. The bough is stamped with Forest Moss and the cone is stamped in Potters Clay. The holly below is stamped with Forest Moss and the separate berry stamp is stamped with Lady Bug.

Tomorrow is the long awaited new release day and Claire and the Design Team will be having a blog waltz! As is Claire's tradition - you will have two chances to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set just by leaving comments on all our blogs - so be sure to have your WMS shopping list ready and stop by tomorrow at 2 pm EST!!

Oh - and just since I was stamping up a storm - here's my card for the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge WMSC22.

These pretty wreaths are from Around Christmastime the sentiment is from Nutcracker Sweet.
ETA: Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 11/11/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!

And finally - here's the rest of the Design Team for you to check out their sneak peeks today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage (to be released 11/7/10)
Paper: Fabriano Cards
Ink: Memento - Lady Bug, Potters Clay, Ranger Distress - Forest Moss

Friday, November 5, 2010

Waltzingmouse November Sneak Peek Day #2 - Snowflakes

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments left on my 1st WMS sneak peek yesterday! And I welcome you to Sneak Peek Day #2! Just 2 more sleeps until the release on Sunday!!
For my sneak peek today - I'm using Around Christmastime.
I stamped just half of the round snowflake stamp off the edge of my card and stamped the large and small 'branches' around it. I went over all the lines with my glue pen and added glitter for some pretty 'snowy' sparkle. It shows up much better IRL! Then I stamped the sentiment in the top corner.

My treat bag is made from a 6"x9" Catalog Envelope from Staples! Ellen Hutson has a great tutorial for making this on her blog here.
The plaid stamp is from PicNic Patterns - the snowflake, sentiments and circle seal are from Around Christmastime. And I baked the yummy sugar cookie snowflakes to put inside this fun gift bag! (well, yes - I did have to taste test one, or two...)
I placed the eyelets for the ribbon handle off center on the front and back, rather than on the sides. I received a gift in a commercial gift bag last Christmas and it had the ribbon front and back and I thought it looked cool - and I placed mine off center to continue the line of the
placement of the image.Now off you go to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT! See you tomorrow for Day #3?!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmas Time (to be released 11/7/10)

Paper: White, Blueberry Sky - PTI, 6x9 white catalog envelope - Staples

Ink: Ranger Distress - Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Quicky Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds - SU, ribbon - PTI, jumbo eyelets - SU, foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Waltzingmouse Nov Sneak Peek Day #1 - Ornaments!

Hi dear stamping friends! Welcome to the 1st day of the sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse release.

Today I'm using a beautiful ornament set called Vintage Ornaments - and they just happen to 'fit' in the Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities! Whoo hoo!!! But, never fear if you don't have the nesties - the ornament stampings are also very easy to hand cut!

This is what the overhead light in my diningroom will look like this Christmas season.

I stamped three of the five ornaments included in this set directly on these pretty patterned papers, stamping the three sentiments in their centers.

Here are a few pics of how I made each of these 3D ornaments. First I stamped the image 4 times and cut them out punching a hole in the top for the ribbon. Some of the sentiments I used are from last years sets - Very Vintage Christmas and Seasons of Love.

I scored a line down the center of each piece on the back.

I folded each piece on the score line, then glued the pieces together.

Here's how it looks from the top after all the pieces are glued together.
I used a needle threader to help me get the ribbon through the small punched holes.

To finish them off - I just glued a jewelled pin into the base of each ornament.

What would you make with these wonderful vintage ornament stamps this holiday season??

Now you'll want to check out the rest of the DT's peeks for today!
Julia (me!)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments (to be released 11/7/10), Seasons of Love, Very Vintage Christmas.
Paper: DP - Amuse
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire.
Accessories: Scotch Quick Drying Adhesive, cropadile, wrinkled seam binding - , heirloom ornament Nestabilities, pins & crystals - Mark's Finest Papers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hold Onto A True Friend

So I'm stamping when I should be doing something else - story of our lives right stampers?!?!? I made two more cards for challenges over at Split Coast.

I made this card for Cathleen's Hope You Can Cling to Challenge - Sentiments only - where the only stamp you can use is a sentiment. All other embellies are allowed!

I used this great sentiment from Rubbernecker along with Spellbinders Nested mittens - tying them together with rope twine (like when we were kids!) and adding liquid applique 'fur' on the cuffs!

All the edges are sponged with Old Paper ink and the mittens and snowflake are popped up on foam dimensionals. I paper pierced the border. This came out even cuter than I thought it would when I had it in my head!?!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Both Hands #504-07
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Forest Moss, Old Paper
Accessories: paper piercer - SU, 01 micron pen - Sakura, nested mittens spellbinders, rope twine - SU, liquid applique, hot gun, foam dimensionals, crop a dile, heart punch - McGill, Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, blending tool & craft mat - Ranger

My second card is for the Tuesday Teapot challenge - Cindy inspired us with a black and white teapot with a damask-like deisgn. You can see the whole teapot story here
I used this wonderful Bold Ornament stamp from Rubbernecker and added a sentiment to the center on a punched circle.

I added some dazzling diamonds to give the black and white a little glamour! (can you see it?) This card will be going postal to Joyce and Roy who are currently both having health issues. We hope to lift their spirits a bit with our cards! This also fits Shemaine's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to pop it out - my sentiment is popped up on foam dimensionals.

This also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World challenge - Diggin' On Damask!

Ok - so now I REALLY won't be back until Thursday when I'll have my first sneak peek for you of the new Waltzingmouse stamps! So be sure to drop by!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bold Ornament #507-01, Sentiment - Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: white - PTI, black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: glue stick, dazzling diamonds - SU, foam dimensionals, circle punches