Thursday, February 27, 2014

Waltzingmouse February Release - Sneak Peek Day 3

Welcome friends to day 3 of the Waltzingmouse February Release Sneak Peeks!  Today, Claire has charged us to show how the new sets Gift Card It and Gift Card It Dies, can be used for projects other than gift cards!  Well, we all love a challenge right?!  So here are 3 cards I made using the gift card rectangle die as a panel on my creations along with some sentiments from Gift Card It.

For this card - I added washi tape, a sentiment strip, enamel dots and a key charm to the Gift Card It Die and layered it onto the card base with foam dots.  The NEW Home sentiment is from Gift Card It
I used the Paper Players Sketch for my card and I used metal (key charm) for this weeks Less is More challenge.
For my next card I die cut the gift card in black and scored it on an angle down the whole length of the panel.  I also scored a frame on the white panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Gift Card It on a sentiment strip and adhered it to a striped straw.
Close up of the scoring on the black. 
I'm  linking this card up to this weeks' Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge - For the Boys and 
the Split Coast Stampers  -Love Fest Challenge -  Let's Score sponsored by ScorPal.

And for my third and final card today, I die cut and overlapped two of the gift cards.  I stamped a portion of one of the sentiments from Gift Card It (the full sentiment says For Lovely You from Lovely Me) on the panel and stamped the little bouquet on a punched circle coloring it with Copics.  After putting the pieces together, I embossed the whole panel and then the base panel with mixed dots.

My design for this card was this weeks' Seize the Sketch
 I hope I've given you some ideas on using the Gift Card It Stamps and Dies - They're not just for Gift Cards!   Now let's go check out the rest of the Design Teams creations!!

Claire Brennan - Owner
New Home
Stamps:  Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Gift Card It Dies - Waltzingmouse, enamel dots - My Minds' Eye, Sentiment strip die - MFT, key charm - Marks' Finest Papers, washi tape - Michaels, blue eyelet, Crop a dile, Ocean twine - The Twinery, foam dots.

Stamps:  Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
 Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  ScorPal, Gift Card It Die - Waltzingmouse, striped straw - Michaels, ScorTape, thick foam dots, Sentiment Strip die - MFT.

For Lovely You
Stamps:  Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU, DP Sidwalks - October Afternoon
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black.
Accessories:  Caribbean Blend sequins - Avery Elle, Copics - YG95, B21, B05, Circle Nestability, circle punch, Gift Card It Die - Waltzingmouse, Dots embossing folder - Darice


Marybeth said...

Wow you have been busy and sure made some beauties! Love the way you have the key hanging from the eyelet! Your CAS straw card is perfect! I really love that one!

Unknown said...

These are so much fun Julia. You have really done a great job of demonstrating just how many ways this set and dies can be used! Such fun embellishments with your key and very creative.

Esther Asbury said...

I've just recently gotten into using sketches! Love the way you interpreted the ones you used! Great cards - love the simplicity of the first one and that cute key!

Sian Ridley said...

These cards are beautiful! I'm trying to decide on a favourite...I think it's the New Home one, but the Congratulations card is a super close second! ;)

Joni Andaya said...

Fabulous projects!!! Love each creative!!!

Shirley said...

All three are so creative and priceless! I love what you can do with all your cards!

Sue D said...

Very simple and sweet--love the key on the first one.

Deepti said...

super cool cards, I just love the idea of the key hanging :) u r amazing !!

Jeanne J. said...

Look at you going all clean on me! Wonderful cards with big impact. I'm lovin the first one with the washi!

Deborah Frings said...

You're on a roll! I think they are all just super! I do like the little key on the new home card. Love the clean simple design for the guy card too! Thanks so much for joining us at Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

The Hardy Stamper said...

Lovely! It just goes to show how versatile WMS stamps and dies can be! Your third card is my favourite - love the colours!

LaurieJ said...

Where do I start?! I love the clean lines of your first card. And the scoring and straw on the second card are brilliant. And finally, polka dots - so sweet. Love them all.

Chrissie said...

What fabulous cards, I love the first one!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Mary Marsh said...

creative ideas for this new set Julia-loved all 3 of your cards

LeAnne said...

Wow, Julia, you rocked all these challenges! I have to say, the Paper Players one really caught my eye---great colors, cool way to do the layout and a nice embellishment! Thanks so much for playing with our sketch this week!

Anne said...

What a stylish bunch Julia!
Sorry to be so late visiting, thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Guest LIM commenter :)

Rose said...

fantastic cards :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

~amy~ said...

Such awesome cards Julia! I love your use of color and details!
thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Lori said...

I love how you showed so many different and creativeways to use those new gift card dies and matching stamps! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Tara Cardwell said...

You are so creative Julia.

Love the entry to our challenge - might have to "borrow" the straw idea!
Thanks so much for joining the Fanatics this week.
Waltzingmouse Fanatics

Katherine said...

I want to feature your striped paper straw card for Trendy Tuesday article for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. You can ck out the blog here: The image of your project will credit you and link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured for this article, just let me know. These are all terrific cards! TFS!