A Cottage Christmas Gift Card Set

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - A Cottage Christmas
Good morning blog friends.  Today I’m blogging here and on the Waltzingmouse Inspiration Blog with a little project for you that will keep you in the good graces for those last minute gift swaps.  Sometime after I’ve mailed Christmas cards I like to make a couple of little ones – 3-1/2” square or a little bit larger – and I keep them by the door so that when someone comes to the door with an unexpected gift, I have something on the ready to drop into a goodie bag that I have for just that occasion.  I just knew that A Cottage Christmas would be the perfect embellishment for my little card box.  I took a piece of corrugated paper and created a box bottom 2” high and used clear acetate to create a top 4” high.  The cottage is colored with Copic markers and glittered up for a snowy roof look.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - A Cottage Christmas - 3-1/2" square cards
Inside I tucked four little 3-1/2” cards made using the Pinstripe Backgrounder and had plenty of sentiments to go around from these Waltzingmouse Stamp SetsAlpine Christmas and Compliments of the Season.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - A Cottage Christmas and We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
I even made little envelopes to accommodate the cards using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch  Board.  Each card is cut using Spellbinders Classic Squares LGSpellbinders Classic Squares SM and embellished using Spellbinders Holly Leaves and Twigs – easy as pie!  Whew!  Now I’m ready for that spur of the moment gift…

Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – A Cottage ChristmasPinstripe BackgrounderAlpine ChristmasCompliments of the Season
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb, Kraft Paper, Simple Stories
Ink: Amuse Cherry, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Squares LGSpellbinders Classic Squares SMSpellbinders Holly Leaves and Twigs, Red Ribbon – Hobby Lobby, Copic Markers,  We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch  Board, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Hoping your holiday was wonderful!!  Christmas, come on!!  I’ll see you soon friends!



  • VivaceDecember 3, 2013 - 12:15 am

    What a pretty gifts idea! Love the colors! Great job, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 3, 2013 - 12:29 am

    Fantastic Becca.. love the idea.. cute look!ReplyCancel

  • FMDecember 3, 2013 - 12:35 am

    Love this idea!! So cute, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BDecember 3, 2013 - 1:04 am

    Hi Becca. That is a great idea and I love the cards and box. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 3, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! this is stunning, and what a fantastic idea too, I absolutely love the Cottage stamp and the Christmas sentiments on the cards, and that fabulous holly paper you have used for the envelopes. Truly lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 3, 2013 - 2:40 am

    I absolutely LOVE this little box, you made here. It´s sooo cute and sooo gorgeous and what a great idea, and the cards inside are just awesome too. You´ve just done it again hun, and with such an awesome result as usual. It´s wonderful sweet friend.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 3, 2013 - 2:55 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Huhh! Dafty here thought you had made a beautiful box to put a gift in for someone for Christmas. I think that if it was being used to hold a present, the recipient would love the “wrapping” as well as the present.
    It’s a lovely box to hold ready to hand cards and looking on it as a whole, what a beautiful gift it would make with the wee cards in it. I love the wee house and the roof reminds me of Hansel and Gretel with its sparkles.
    Thank you Becca for the beautiful project, i think i may haveto play today
    Love and crafty hugs

  • ElaineDecember 3, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Aww so cute and adorable Becca , i just wish i could come a knocking on your door ..
    I just love,love,love all of your work.

    Take Care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 3, 2013 - 3:37 am

    Hello Becca
    I hope you are well, and looking forward to Christmas with the family!
    I like this card and will read all the ingredients later!
    Take care

  • DominikaDecember 3, 2013 - 4:27 am

    Beautiful! Plus I have just bought Spellbinders Holly and Twigs on eBay and I love how they look on a card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 3, 2013 - 6:09 am

    You are just so clever!! Love the little cards and envelopes. Great gift idea!

  • Sonia RDecember 3, 2013 - 6:20 am

    I always love making little cards. Such a great idea to have some ready to give out to unexpected guests and friends who pop in on the spur of the moment! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations with us! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossDecember 3, 2013 - 8:11 am

    Another winner !!!! Please tell me where you live,so I could come to visit…lolReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 3, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Great idea – love the envelopes as well as the cards.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 3, 2013 - 8:19 am

    WHAT A LOVELY GIFT for those that pop-over!!! It’s FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the little COTTAGE!!!!!!!!:) WONDERFULLY DONE BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 3, 2013 - 8:45 am

    WOW I need to drop by your house, these are adorable! You ARE so creative!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 3, 2013 - 10:06 am

    How cute! What a great idea, Becca. Thanks for sharing this with us. These little cards are darling!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindDecember 3, 2013 - 11:53 am

    What a wonderful idea a tutorial would be great. Thanks for sharing !!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaDecember 3, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Lovely card set, Becca! One of your friends will be so happy to receive this. Much joy to you and yours!ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonDecember 3, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    I love how you’ve decorated your clear box for these sweet little cards Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithDecember 3, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    Becca, I love Waltzingmouse stamps, but it seems as though everytime I see one of their sets that I would love to have, they are never in stock and are on backorder. I find this very fustrating, and it has kept me from ordering from them several times in the past. I have sent them a few e-mails concerning this as well. It is a shame.

  • Leslie MillerDecember 4, 2013 - 12:30 am

    Such a lovely idea, Becca. The box is very cute and crafty with its gingerbread house. A nice addition to the Christmas decor. I love the striped background and sentiments on the little cards, as well as their beautifully coordinated envelopes.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 4, 2013 - 5:44 am

    I haven’t been able to visit my blogs since Dale had his bypass surgery, but I wanted to pop in today to see what you were up to. What a good day to pick for a visit. I just love this gift set! It’s so delightful in every way. Your creativity knows no bounds!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 4, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    What a great card and envelope set. You are truly amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty NannaDecember 6, 2013 - 5:01 am

    beautiful project and great idea, thank you for sharingReplyCancel

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  • CraftysusanDecember 6, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Brilliant idea Becca and beautiful box and cards. I love the embellishment on the bow.ReplyCancel

  • SethDecember 8, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    The vertical red lines in the background of the cards are the perfect touch.ReplyCancel