Waltzingmouse Stamps – August 2014 – Release Day

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse
Hi there blog friends!!  I’m excited today to be participating in the August 2014 Waltzingmouse Stamps Release and all week we’ve been showing you goodiesThey are available in the store now and you can see them in their full stamping glory.   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 in case 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.  A random name is selected from each blog and then a final winner picked from those names. The winner will get a free stamp set of their choice from the Waltzingmouse Stamps store.  You have until Midnight on August 29th to leave your comment and then you can check on the Claire’s Blog on Saturday, August 30th to see if you are a winner.  Stay tuned, below I’ll tell you your next stop along the hop!!

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps and Spellbinders - www.amazingpapergrace.com

My first card is a tent card and I used Spellbinders Elegant Ovals paired with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five on the upper part.  I love the format of this card and it calls attention to the oval.  The sentiment is large and bold and is one of the new sets being offered today by Waltzingmouse Stamps called ‘Tis the Season.  The tiny embellishment under the sentiment is Spellbinders Corner Flourish Two.

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – ‘Tis the Season
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, Gold Paper, PTI Pure Poppy, ETA:  Teresa Collins – Checking it Twice (12″x12″) (striped)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant OvalsSpellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Corner Flourish Two, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace, Prima Poinsettia Flowers

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse

My next card is glittery gold and I simply used Spellbinders Pinwheel Delight to give you a peek through the card to my background.  The bold sentiment from ‘Tis the Season is stamped on the bottom and embossed in gold.  Just so that there’s no doubt it’s a Christmas Card, a splash of red ribbon to draw your eye right in.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse and Spellbinders - www.amazingpapergrace.com

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps –  ‘Tis the Season
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, DCWV, Gold Paper
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Pinwheel Delight, Recollections Pearls, On-A-Cord Red Rayon Ribbon, Gold Button

Lots to see today, your next stop is with Lynn Mercurio.   Thanks for chiming in to help me out yesterday.  I have new blog software and some things just aren’t the same.  Hopefully I’ll get the hang of it and no more flat tires…. Have a great day sweeties and I’ll see you soon!!

Question Parking Lot:

Charlotte Zwiegoron on comment #44 asked about the striped paper I used.  Charlotte, I seemed to miss that one – it was Teresa Collins – Checking It Twice 12″ x 12″ pad.  Also corrected Papertrey Ink Red to Papertrey Ink – Pure Poppy :-)

  • Stephanie WAugust 27, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    What beautiful cards!! You make me want to pull out my Christmas supplies and get to work! I truly enjoy the inspiration you provide. I really like how your cards focus on the stamped sentiments and the way you combine die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 27, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    Love both. On the road again back to Florida from Ohio. Much spellbinder cutting and embossing while visiting with Sister and niece

  • Julia AstonAugust 27, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    What wonderful elegant designs with these wonderful new sentiments for Christmas! so pretty with the ribbons, laces and touches of gold Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 27, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Both cards here today again are so beautiful Becca and sooo elegant as ever. You always makes such wonderful designs.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenAugust 27, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    Well, the first card is festive with a capital “F” !! The card and the “Tis the Season” sentiment is gorgeous.
    The second card appears more restrained and dignified but still beautiful with a lovely “Noel”. It’s hard to choose between them.
    Love xxReplyCancel

  • Toni FalenAugust 27, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    I really love the Tis The Season To Be Jolly card.
    It makes me wish for winter weather!!ReplyCancel

  • LorettaAugust 27, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Love all of your cards especially the pinwheel. This card is elegant and will be well received by all who are fortunate to have one sent to them. Thanks so much for your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsAugust 27, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are absolutely stunning – so elegant, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 27, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    How absolutely BEAUTIFUL BECCA! ;D GORGEOUS WORK!!! I LOOOOVE the first card the most! :DReplyCancel

  • Nicole MullenAugust 27, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    Super stunning cards!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808August 27, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Pretty and festive.ReplyCancel

  • MyraAugust 27, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely cards today. My favourite is the second one. I think the font is lovely .
    Have been making a start on Christmas cards.
    God Bless,

  • Christine HarropAugust 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    Two gorgeous cards Becca, but I think my favourite is number one. Stunning. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Sandy in EppingAugust 27, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Becca, Your style has always set me aflutter, wishing that I could recreate something as well executed as your projects are.
    Now I am thinking about getting set for to make Christmas cards with this example.ReplyCancel

  • FMAugust 27, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    These cards are beautiful! I love the simplicity of them.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 27, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    2 Delightful cards that just scream Christmas, love the sayings on both.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 27, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Beautiful cards – beautiful stamps – beautiful combination!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellAugust 27, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    Adore both cards, can not decide which is my favorite. Both are great thanksReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 27, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Two lovely cards Becca, i love the first one cos the red ,white and the bold black look beautiful.
    Take Care
    God Bless.
    Elaine H .xReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 27, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Lovely cards, Becca. This is some wonderful inspiration for getting some Christmas cards made!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 27, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    What beautiful cards, as always! Love the flashy gold! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michel EAugust 27, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Love your cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • DebbieAugust 27, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    Both cards are very beautiful but the first one really catches my eye. Very festiveReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 27, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    WOW stunning cards! Love the gold and pearl!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K (Australia)August 27, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the second card with the pinwheel !!!!! Gorgeous!!!! and how clever to use for Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • ClelieAugust 27, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    Gorgeous designs, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RAugust 27, 2014 - 10:44 pm

    An enchanting Christmas card.. so very lovely… the first one is my fav!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 27, 2014 - 11:02 pm

    both of these are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • DesireeAugust 27, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    I know it’s going to be a good day when I see you’ve posted something new on your blog! Thanks for sharing the lovely inspiration. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BAugust 28, 2014 - 1:18 am

    Hi Becca. Great cards, I love the first one in particular : ) I’m off to visit Lynn now. Have a good day. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Katy LeslieAugust 28, 2014 - 2:30 am

    How fabulous are those cards??
    I salute you. xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 28, 2014 - 2:32 am

    HoHoHo! Love the oval one – haven’t actually made a C Card yet this year but getting close to it me thinks – maybe in another couple of weeks….ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline T.August 28, 2014 - 2:47 am

    Loving these Christmas cards! You have fired me up to get started on my holiday cards!ReplyCancel

  • Angela KiddAugust 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

    Oooo Becca these are lovely, the first one is stunning, love it xReplyCancel

  • LaceladyAugust 28, 2014 - 4:23 am

    Wow, a twofer day! I like them both, but the red/white striped really appeal, so the first one is my favourite.ReplyCancel

  • Kai RamosAugust 28, 2014 - 5:28 am

    This makes me get in the mood to jumpstart my Christmas card making list! What’s the die used over the cream cardstock with the pinwheel? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 28, 2014 - 7:01 am

    very cool design on the first, love that font on the sentiment and the lace is a pretty touch, love your color combo on the second card and the way your ribbon just pops!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Ann MacKenzieAugust 28, 2014 - 7:45 am

    Wonderful cards as always. The “Tis the Season” is so crisp and graphic with the colours you choose. Beautiful. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 28, 2014 - 7:46 am

    I always look forward to seeing your creations, Becca. These cards are stunning in their own unique ways. Thanks for showing and sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 28, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Hi Becca, Loving your two cards here, the first one is very uplifting and jolly in colour and the second one is beautiful and elegant, loving the pinwheel die too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathiAugust 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Wonderful… love the big sentiments :)
    xx KathiReplyCancel

  • Pat SimmondsAugust 28, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Becca
    I simply love these bold sentiments, although I love both of the stamps the first is my favourite. I follow your blog every day, but don’t always leave a comment. But think all your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesAugust 28, 2014 - 10:06 pm

    Pat Simmonds said exactly what I was gonna say – what are the chances! As always, love your cards. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronAugust 28, 2014 - 11:04 pm

    I love the candy cane stripped card!! I looked for the name of the red & white paper and am assuming it is the “PTI red” in your list. Can you give me some direction as to where to find this?ReplyCancel

  • Amelia E.August 28, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    You’ve done it again! These cards are simply elegant.ReplyCancel

  • TanyaAugust 29, 2014 - 7:43 am

    I love these. Fairly simple but absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BAugust 29, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Lovely cards as always Becca. Love the pinwheel design on the second card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseAugust 29, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    Gorgeous card, as usual. Great new dies and stamps. Love the candy stripe.ReplyCancel

  • julesAugust 29, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Wow both stunning cards as usual!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Grá O'NeillAugust 29, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    Fabulously elegant cards :)ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeAugust 30, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Hi Becca,
    The cards that you are making with the new dies have a fun look to them so give us a good mixture of contempory, special, the just have to’s( you know what i mean). Thank you for giving us new ideas and for showcasing the new dies brilliantly,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 30, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    So elegant! I always love your creations, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 31, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Love the cards. Where would I find Versamark onyx black? I want to stamp and then use the clear embossing powder as you did. I can only find Versafine.ReplyCancel

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  • Vicky SchmidtSeptember 2, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    Great cards. Never heard of Versamark onyx black. Where did you get that ink.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferSeptember 3, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Lovely Card Becca, you seem to always get it just right, your use of dies and embellishments are to die for, thank you for sharing, by the way I think that WMS stamp set may have to pop into my basket – lol x x xReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 7, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Oh! These are the most beautiful, creative, crisp, and fun Christmas cards, Becca!ReplyCancel