Hi there blog friends!! I’m tickled today to be participating in the September 2013 Release Blog Hop with Waltzingmouse Stamps. There are quite a few new sets to see and you can click over to the Waltzingmouse Stamps site to see them in their entirety – until now just a peek or two was shown. If you jumped in the middle of our list, the best way to make your way through the hop is to start at Claire’s Blog she has the complete sequence if you get out of order or if one of the links don’t work. In order complete the hop, leave a comment on as many of the Design Team Members Blogs as you can as a random name is selected from each blog and then a final winner picked from those names. The winner gets a free set of their choice of Waltzingmouse stamps. You have until September 22nd at 5:59 AM CST to leave your comment and then you can check on the Claire’s Blog on September 23rd after 6am CST to see if you are a winner. Stay tuned, below I’ll tell you your next stop along the hop!!
Today I’m sharing a couple of card making ideas – for the first I pulled out the red and gold for a Christmas Card today while reaching for a couple of Spellbinders Nestabilities including Spellbinders Fancy Lattice, Spellbinders Nobel Rectangles, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG. Just a little bit of layering, and voila.
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, my card base is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 5″ x 7″, cream matting layer cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″, red layer cut using Nobel Rectangles backed with Fancy Lattice and trimmed to 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, die cut layer using Classic Circles LG in gold, foam tape, die cut layer using Gold Labels Four in cream, foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Fourteen in red, die layer using small motif from Nobel Rectangles. Attach ribbons, bow, pearls and sentiment on appropriate layer.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Opera Tags Christmas
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Natural White, PTI – Red, DCWV Foil
Ink:Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Lattice, Spellbinders Nobel Rectangles, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Offray Satin Ribbon, Recollection Gems, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
I added a second card with the cool blues and silver that make you think of snowflakes and icicles :-) I reached for one of the new Spellbinders Embossing Folders called Reindeer Magic and topped it with Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles and finished with Waltzingmouse Opera Tags Die and the matching stamp set Opera Tags Christmas.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Opera Tags Christmas
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Solar White, Bazzill, DCWV Foil
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Waltzingmouse Opera Tags Die, Spellbinders Reindeer Magic, Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles, Bazzill Button, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Recollection Gems, Recollections Pearls, silver embossing powder, Lace, silk ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, my card base is 5-1/2″ x 7″, foam tape, silver matting layer cut to 5-1/8″ x 6-1/2″, blue layer cut to 5″ x 6-3/8″, foam tape, white matting layer cut to 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, silver embossed layer cut to 4-3/8′ x 5-5/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Gold Majesty Circles, foam tape, die cut layer using Opera Tags Die. Attach ribbons, bow, pearls and sentiment on appropriate layer.
On to the next gorgeous creation, your next stop is with Kelly Schirmer – prepare to be amazed!!
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you soon.
LOVE the look Becca!!! Great cards… love the opera house tags..
Wow Becca, stunning cards.
Beautiful cards! I love the new sets!
Oh … lovely christmas cards!! I’m in loooove … :)
Gorgeous cards–I like the rich colors and the pearls.
on both counts!!
Such jaw dropping gorgeousness with both of these! :)
Total gorgeousness, these are amazing, I especially love the wide red ribbon and the feather on the first!
Both are equally gorgeous!!
WOUW Becca, both these cards are soooo awesome and really well made. I love love love the red card but also the christmascard is so beautiful.
You are just always getting over the top here with your gorgeous cards. Boy would I love to see your cardbox some day, that must be an amazing sight. I love these today again, that´s for sure.
These are so beautiful Becca…I am partial to red but can’t decide which card I like the best..it’s a tie
Oh my, both creations are truly lovely! You never fail to amaze.
Oh my goodness – I can’t pick a favorite! They are just both so beautiful!!! Thank you for the inspiration, Becca. These are fabulous cards!!
Amazing cards Becca! The new opera house stamp set. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous! Love the layers and colors.
These are both so elegant Becca…love those beautiful bows and all the gorgeous layers. Thanks for giving us such great details too.
what a Beautiful card you always make such Amazing cards love the choice of colors and the embossing and die cute is perfect. thanks for sharing.
two beautiful cards, real stunners but I couldn’t choose a favourite.
Wow Becca! Love all your beautiful layers as usual – and the fun white feathers! How different they look one in red- one in blue – one bold – one calm! that embossed silver background is gorgeous!
I am always amazed at your designs …they are so beautiful!
Two absolutely stunning cards. Your work is beyond beautiful and your choices of colors is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
Hl Becca, both cards are absolutely stunning as always
Thank you for sharing, you are so inspiring.
HUGS May xx
You are just fabulous Becca !!!!!
You are just fabulous Becca !!!!
You are an amazing designer and with the Waltingmouse stamps you are creating magic.!
Stunning as always. Two beautiful cards. You can always build such elegant cards. Love Helen
Your cards are beautiful, as they always are! Love your style!
I think the frosty blue & silver card is my favorite. Need tostart thinking about Christmas cards. Yikes!!
Beautiful card as always Becca!
I can honestly say you more than wow me every time I come to your blog…Gorgeous!!! Love that red one!
Both are breathtaking and so elegant. As usual, you do the most beautiful work.
I love both of these cards, of course you did a great job
I love your blue card..looks so fab with the silver foil.
Have a great day!
Such gorgeous cards Becca – Your cards always are though!
The red card is simply MARVELOUS Becca! So very festive and elegant. Can’t wait to get my hands on these new stamps.
Gorgeous cards, I especially loved the red & white cardQ
Absolutely stunning! Such a treat to visit your blog :)
Becca, the “Putting on the Ritz” card is so very Hollywood – just love, love, love it. Everybody’s cards on the hop are great, but your “Ritz” cards is just over the top. Very reminiscent of old Hollywood, the glamour and sparkle and shine of a much different time….Thanks so much for the beautiful work that you share with us mere mortals!
Two more lovely cards. They’re fab!
Very pretty – I think my favorite is the red a cream…although the blue and silver is always a good holiday combo. Thanks!
Wow love it!! The red on the 1st card, it is such a perfect shade for christmas.The foil like backround is such a great adition to the card. Thank you for inspiring me and sharing your wonderful gift!!
Both are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Becca as always your work take my breath away
Both cards are beautiful. Your work is amazing. Love the new stamp set
I absolutely love both cards. Both are just so elegant. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
So pretty! I love the layering and greeting on your red card. The silver and blue on your second card is striking.
As always these are beautiful cards. I particularly like the red and white one, it is stunning.
I had heard very little about Waltzingmouse until today! I LOVE your new releases and now I’m a big fan! can’t wait to see more!
OOOOOooooo love both of the Christmas cards. Each is spectacular and lovely. The Opera Tags and stamps are just so innovative and wonderful to use on just about any project. Beautiful cards Becca!
Hi Becca. Two gorgeous cards. I really like both of them, but the red one has the Fancy Lattice on it which I love so it just takes the edge. Take care.
Stunning cards, really love the Christmas one!
Morning Becca, I really love these Christmas Cards, especially the red one, it is so warm and welcoming, the blue one has a lovely icy feel to it, love the sentiment stamps.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Good morning Becca,
I love your top Christmas card withe red and white as it is stunning. The blue one, made me cold just looking at it. The marabou fluff and the beautiful sparkler that is in the lovely red ribbon is so lovely. With its grate work at the back of the topper just makes my little imagination go into overdrive. Your blue card is lovely with the silver mirri embossed background to the beautiful topper. I like the type of cards you make as they have my sense of order and style about them. Thank you for your sharing in your imagination, creativity and time with us.
I really like the blue and silver card, such a lovely and unique combination. How was the inking on gold majesty circles die cut done? Thanks!
Love, love, love the cards. Thank you for sharing. My huge order arrived yesterday from Create & Craft with your stamps and dies. They are soooooooooooo gorgeous. Would love your bow maker, as would others on Sue Wilson’s blog – is there anywhere in the UK that stock it?
Have a brilliant and peaceful weekend.
Shirley T. xxx
I love all of your work ,thank you for the inspiration
Elaine H X
two fab cards today,very different but equally nice.Laura O
OMGEE, as my daughter would say! These are stunning; I particularly like the second one with the embossed metal background. Fabulous!
Another beautiful set of cards.I love the red one with the feather
I’ve just now started on my Christmas cards. These are beautiful!
Really like what you do to your cards!
Oh Becca how beautiful I would love to be a fly on the wall in your craft room.
I’m sure it must be full of lovely dies. sigh
Gorgeous and elegant. Can’t choose which I like better. That red one is absolutely delicious with that big bow and the hint of a downy feather. Love the spectacular silver and blue one, too. Wonderful.
What a beautiful card very xmassy love it x
Both cards are Beautiful. I wish I had all the dies you used. Will have to see what I can do with the dies I have! Thanks for the inspiration!
Two beautiful cards.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Both cards are absolutely stunning. I see I have some dies and stamps to purchase.
Your cards are always so beautiful. These are both exquisite. TFS
I love the beautiful laces you use. Where do you get them?
Both are stunning cards, Becca. The dies you have used on the red card are fantastic and the feathers and wide ribbon & bow add a special touch. I like the embossed design on the blue one. Nice looking sentiment stamps as well.
Becca, your cards are always spectacular!
I love both of the Christmas cards – such great ideas!
These cards are simply gorgeous! I really love the layering. The effect is so elegant.
Absolutely gorgeous cards. I’m always amazed at how you can turn, card, paper, ribbon, stamps and very few embellishments into the most absolutely stunning creations.
Wow, Becca…I’ve been slammed an unable to visit your blog for a while, but I sure picked a good day to drop in. These are gorgeous. I love the metal/foil card! It just feels so elegant and vintage at the same time. You really know how to make your dies and stamps work for you.
The cards are stunning. I am going to try one of them!
Beautiful! I guess this is the die I need to order next. I made your card with the ornament for Christmas last year and had rave reviews….. thanks for always making me look so talented :)
Your work and inspiration to others is just exquisite. Thank you for all you do.
Love the pearl studed lattice on the red card and the metal effect on the blue one.
Well I’m glad I don’t have to vote for my favourite. They are both magazine-cover worthy. Wow! I’m beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. On your blog that is. Thanks a bunch, Becca. They are super-duper cards.
Outstanding! Gorgeously detailed, as always thank you for your wonderful directions. I think the simple color combinations makes the beautiful details all the more striking.
WOW BECCA!!!!!!!! These are a LITTLE DIFFERENT from your USUAL STYLE!!!!!!!! BUT, I LIIIIIKE THEM!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOVE the feathers!!!!! The lattice & the pearls!!!!!!!! and the BIG BEAUTIFUL BOW!!!!!!!!:) TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!!:) AND your Silver Card is BEAUTIFUL TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP EM COMING BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to see!!!!!:)
They are both gorgeous Becca!
Such different looks, but each with a signature Becca bow! I love them both!
Anne (UK) x