As usual - on the last day of our parade - we announce a CASE competition - see all the details at the end of this post!
Today I found inspiration in my Pottery Barn Catalogue with this festive 'Santa and his reindeer' pillow.
Claire's Twas the Night Before Christmas set has the perfect images to recreate this pillow.
First I stamped the background story image on my red panel with gray ink so it's there but just subtly. Then I dry embossed a mega rectangle Nestability in the center of the stamping. I tied twine and a little jingle bell around the panel. I stamped Santa and his sleigh on a Rustic Cream panel, cut it with a mega rectangle, and adhered it inside the frame using foam tape. Inside I stamped 'Believe in the Magic' from the same stamp set.
Pottery Barn Catalogue - these simple brown paper wrapped boxes caught my eye! Particularly the lighter text panel wrapped around the middle of the larger box!
a tutorial on Split Coast. It's an A2 card box - which means cards will fit nicely inside! Here are 3 views of my box. I cut panels of patterned paper for the top and sides of the cover and sponged all the edges with Tea Dye Ink.
I tied the box with a simple narrow velvet ribbon from Michaels.
For the text panel - I cut a piece of brown packing paper 14" x 4" (the paper came in something I ordered!) I stamped the "A Visit from St. Nicholas' story stamp from Twas the night before Christmas set 3 times on the strip. Then I sponged the edges with Tea Dye Ranger Distress ink. I wrapped it around the box and adhere it to itself where it overlapped in the back. You can see I did not try to get the wrinkles out of the paper - I did smooth it with my hand to stamp it, but didn't iron it smooth!
Here's a close up of the tag which fits the Labels 14 Nestabilities.
Say it Loud with black ink. I thought Thank You cards would be a nice little gift at Christmastime - we all receive gifts or go to parties during the season that require a little note of thanks back to the giver. But this box is also perfect for gifts of cookies, tea, candy or even a gift card!
Here's a view of the bottom of the box.
So let's go see the rest of today's final parade on the blogs of the Design Team who are participating!
Julia Aston - you're here!
Claire Brennan (Owner)
INFO ON THE COMPETITION:
We hope that you have enjoyed, and been inspired, by our Stamp of Approval Parade; highlighting Claire's lovely Christmas and holiday sets. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.
Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.
You have one week to complete and link your project
The competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on November 10th, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on November 11th.
A Visit from St. Nick:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Paper: Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Palette L'Amore Red, Memento London Fog
Accessories: jingle bell from bell wreath kit - Michaels, Mandarin Bakers Twine - the Twinery, foam tape, Mega Rectangle Nestabilities.
Wrapped Card Box:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Twas the Night Before Christmas, Say It Loud
Paper: Kraft, Text Style Holiday Cheer - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories: Velvet Ribbon - Michaels, Labels 14 Nestabilities, Cappuchino Baker's Twine - The Twinery