Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP) – Day 3

Hi there blog friends, welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP) – Day 3.  Waltzingmouse Stamps releases stamps every other month to give you a chance to play with them before the next release.  On the off month, we show you how the stamps can be utilized for projects as well as cards.  This month we’re doing a Christmas Themed parade that includes some of  the existing Waltzingmouse Stamps as well as the ones put out in November.  Today my project is a simple one, I’ll call it frugal because I’m repurposing something from my craft room.  This is a Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe set that packs nicely for the car.  Give it to the kids and it will keep them occupied for a while with this endeavor that some of us old timers would call “vintage”.  I guess I’m telling my age if I tell you that me and my siblings played for hours at Tic-Tac-Toe, Hang Man, Connect the Dots and that triangle paper football.   Yep, that’s what kids did before Nintendo, lol! 

For this project I took a plastic container and adhered my seasonal background to the top.  For the playing pieces I cut circles with Spellbinders Classic Circles and dropped them into the containers.  Although I could have gone farther, I want to be able to change this for various seasons and holidays so I kept glue to a minimum.  Had I wanted permanence, I would have filled the playing pieces with sand or such and glued them closed.  Instead I filled the pieces with quilt batting that I cut into circles.   As it is, this makes for a very quick project – able to be done within an hour.  Since it came from my craft room, I don’t have the packaging, but the organizer is under $5.00 full priced and of course $2.50 with a  50% off coupon at Michaels.

There were nine clear little containers in the organizer so I picked two motifs and put one of each side of each of the little containers.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Seasonal Remedies, Nordic Winter,
Paper:  The Paper Company, Bazzill – Ruby Slippers, Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80 lb Cover
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Dark Read, Chestnut Roan,  Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy,
: Bead Storage Container – Michaels, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, Clear Embossing Powder, ScorTape,

It’s never too early for a little Christmas Inspiration!  Be sure to peek in to see what the rest of the designers are up to!!

Fabulous Design Team Creations
1. Anya Schrier 8. Lynn Mercurio
2. Becca Feeken 9. Mona Pendleton
3. Clare Buswell 10.Niki Estes
4. Julia Aston 11.Sandie Dunne
5. Jennifer Holmes 12. Tosha Leyendekker
6. Kate Whelan 13. Claire Brennan (Owner)
7. Kelly Schirmer

Hugs all!  In the morning, I have another project Waltzingmouse project that will go live at 7:00am eastern time using Spellbinders Edgeabilities – hope you’ll come back for my second post of the day.

  • MaryannNovember 3, 2011 - 2:44 am

    What a cool idea Becca. I made a set a couple of years ago too, but I made the pieces of wood and just stamped images on them and made the plate of wood too, that I painted the squares on, and then gave it all a bunch of clear lacquer at last, and it still works just fine, when we pull it out every christmas, but this one can be used all year long, and is soo easy to breing anywhere, you´ll need a little something to kill a little time for the kids. And it looks stunning, as your work always do.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayNovember 3, 2011 - 3:36 am

    Oh how clever!! Love it!!
    And you are up far too late or too early!! You need your beauty rest LOLReplyCancel

  • Sheila-UKNovember 3, 2011 - 4:05 am

    What a wonderful creation Becca……it’s fabulous and love the colours.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Ellen - CardMonkeyNovember 3, 2011 - 4:29 am

    Oh, how fun, Becca!! And yes, I too am old enough to remember the non-Nintendo days … and riding in the backseat of a car for HOURS with my siblings [once all the way from NY to Miami] without a DVD player OR even a car radio! GASP, we had to play CandyLand on a regular ol’ board and hope Dad driving didn’t stop suddenly, as then our gingerbread men-markers suddenly played Chutes’N Ladders instead, landing at the bottom (or top!) of the board. Fun for us was when the back of the station wagon’s seats were folded down and Dad put a mattress back there. Somehow, we all survived (even a head-on collision) without being seat-buckled OR in car seats.

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

    Ellen ? CardMonkey

  • Beth GrecoNovember 3, 2011 - 4:41 am

    Love this idea!! I think I’ll have to try this. Thanks for fabulous inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)November 3, 2011 - 6:38 am

    Brilliant! This is a great gift – fun, looks terrific and it’s practical, all at the same time.

    I’m pleased to have enjoyed the computer era, but also have fond memories of playing games like X’s and O’s back in much simpler times. My friends and I whiled away the hours playing board games & kids card games; and the perennial favourites of Tag, Hide & Seek, and Stando. They cost almost nothing and kept us occupied for hours. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed both eras.ReplyCancel

  • ynnNovember 3, 2011 - 6:48 am

    What a cute idea. I played those simple games as a kid as well. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 3, 2011 - 7:13 am

    CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, there were NO Ninetendos’ in my day either Becca!!!!!!! :) I don’t know about you, but those Ninetendo’s DRIVE ME CRAZY in the car! Kids have ear pieces, but they don’t like to use them! I HATE that silly music they have !!!!!!!!! BLAH!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkNovember 3, 2011 - 7:21 am

    So creative. Memories…no seat belts, video games, cell phones, etc and we survived.
    I feel a trip to Michaels is in order. TFS. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MNovember 3, 2011 - 7:34 am

    Awesome project. And so easy which is what I look for at this busy time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaNovember 3, 2011 - 8:18 am

    This is gorgeous, absoluely wonderful set Becca, love it.

  • Julia AstonNovember 3, 2011 - 8:22 am

    What a fun container and I just love how you created a game out of it Becca! This would be great to take on a car trip to keep the kiddies entertained – your stampings are lovely on this!ReplyCancel

  • JeanetteNovember 3, 2011 - 9:29 am

    I enjoy getting up and finding a new post from you in the mornings, love it! with all the new creative things you come up with is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing, your projects are beautiful. I went to order from the Waltzing Mouse Stamps website and my card was rejected. So I talked to the bank and they said they have a block on the UK/GB b/c there is a lot of fraudulent activity going on there. She said when the holiday shopping starts is when this starts. Is there any place in the United States where I can buy these stamps? I can’t wait to get started!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne CNovember 3, 2011 - 10:45 am

    I love your project!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne CNovember 3, 2011 - 10:46 am

    I love your project! So simple but functional. You are so creative!ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 3, 2011 - 11:09 am

    So cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • DarleneNovember 3, 2011 - 11:21 am

    This is pure genius!!!! I made a tic-tac-toe game with magnets, but I like this so much better!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetNovember 3, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Wow! I like how you think outside the box and come up with these totally innovative projects out of normal household items. Thanks for the eye candy.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerNovember 3, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Okay, call me crazy but, I would not let my kids touch this…it’s TOO PRETTY, heeee! I would be all like, “Don’t get it sticky!”, or from the front seat of the car, “You didn’t lose any of the pieces did you?” hahaha What an adorable use of the Nordic Winter set! Amazing creativity, and a gift full of pure charm!ReplyCancel

  • Robin GasserNovember 3, 2011 - 11:56 am

    VERY good idea. –not just creatively artistic, but we need to teach our children to entertain themselves!! Our children are grown but occasionally we play these old games that still allow for interaction and conversation!

  • Laura with Layers of ColorNovember 3, 2011 - 11:57 am

    What a clever and lovely idea!ReplyCancel

  • DooDuhhNovember 3, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Good Morning, Sweet Becca! You are ONE TOTALLY AMAZING TALENTED Lady!!! The Good Lord blessed you abundantly!!! You never cease to amaze me!!! And one can tell the amount of love put into every single step of your projects!!! Thank You!!! Loves & HugsReplyCancel

  • AjgaciaNovember 3, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    just amazing ;->>> I love all yours projects!ReplyCancel

  • CarolaNovember 3, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    What a wonderful project! This Tic-Tac-Toe set is so pretty, I think it’s nearly too pretty to be used for playing with it. But I’m sure your kids like it and are proud to have such a unique set.

    Kind regards

  • Renee LNovember 3, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    What an incredible idea!!
    So creative…
    I LOVEY!!
    Love the packaging…
    such a great little gift/project for the kids while taking those long Holiday drives!!

  • Marcia WalthersNovember 3, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Love the way you used the container to make the game. Very clever, quite outstanding.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 3, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Wow! How do you come up with these ideas? You are truly amazing!ReplyCancel

  • heidiNovember 3, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Oh my goodness love this little project, love those labels.ReplyCancel

  • SharronNovember 3, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    I am so loving this WM set and you have created such a fun way to use it! Your creations are always so beautifully done! Thanks for the inspiration for a really quick & easy gift idea!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi KimmerlyNovember 3, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    What a cute gift idea! Your work is fabulous as always!ReplyCancel

  • Pat KinserNovember 3, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    Great, as usual. I adore this. It is so unique and love the color combo also. I am going to get these stamps. I am becoming a fan. Beautiful work Becca.ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 4, 2011 - 12:21 am

    I just love this Becca. I’m going to check for these organizers the next time I’m shopping in the U.S.!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramNovember 4, 2011 - 12:47 am

    Another great idea, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SueNovember 4, 2011 - 3:40 am

    Genius…..love it!ReplyCancel

  • AnyaNovember 5, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Love it! Another creative idea and perfect execution! This would be great for my young nieces and nephews! Thanks for the inspiration, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsNovember 5, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    Great idea to keep the children occupied and I love the way you’ve used Nordic Winter to decorate the box and counters! Fab!ReplyCancel

  • NancyDNovember 7, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Really great project idea and so nicely executed too. NancyDReplyCancel