Waltzingmouse Stamps February 2014 Blog Hop

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - Gift Card It
Hi there blog friends!!  I’m excited today to be participating in the first Blog Hop for Waltzingmouse Stamps for 2014 and there’s a lot of gifty goodness to see today.   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 will get a free stamp set of their choice from the Waltzingmouse Stamps store.  You have until March 2nd at 5:59 AM CST to leave your comment and then you can check on the Claire’s Blog on March 4th after 6am CST to see if you are a winner.  Stay tuned, below I’ll tell you your next stop along the hop!!WRBF-4155-2014
We all know what it’s like when you need to give a gift and aren’t quite sure what to give.  Me?  I’m the gift card queen but that’s definitely the kind of gift that needs to be dolled up to personalize it.  The new set today is Gift Card It and it has the sweetest sayings and embellies for a darling presentation!  My first project is a frilly ensemble for a gift card gift with an envelope (yes it really does fit inside).  The picture below is the envelope and the inside of the card.

To make my card I used Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and for embellishment of the top layer I used Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.  On the inside I created a pocket using Elegant Ovals and cut it midway up using Spellbinders Labels Four.

Rubber StampsWaltzingmouse Stamps – Gift Card It
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Natural White
Ink:Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Labels Four, Recollection Gems, Recollections PearlsGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

For my second project I custom dyed some fuchsia ribbon and went with a bright fushia and cream card with the lovely leaf border from the stamp set.  It was a “quick to put together” thank you card.  I stamped the frame from Gift Card it onto a layer cut with Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics B.  I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two as a border.  I cut two to acommodate the height – I simply trimmed half of the edge off to give the border some symmetry then added the decorative piece from Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments between the two pieces to disguise where I cut.  Lastly I layered the filigree piece from A2 Tranquil Moments and added the small piece from Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy on top.


Rubber StampsWaltzingmouse Stamps  – Gift Card It
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Natural White, American Crafts
Ink: Fresh Ink – Fuchsia
Accessories: Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics BSpellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom LegacyBazzill Button, Recollections Pearls, silver embossing powder, Lace, silk ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

You’ll want to be sure to make in through the entire hop and for the next gorgeous creation, your next stop is with Jennifer Holmes – prepare to be amazed!!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you tomorrow.  I have a sponsored giveaway that you won’t want to miss!!

  • Brenda SFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    An adorable gift card holder – so very girly. Love the hot pink on the second card as well :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy S.February 28, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    I always love your cards, especially the ones that are made from the die cut shapes. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    These are both gorgeous Becca, beautiful sentiments and beautiful cards.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Julia AstonFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    My goodness Becca – I can’t believe all the gorgeous dies you have – so delicate and lacey – both cards are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    WOUW WOUW WOUW once again you´ve just managed to amaze me, god knows why, as I should have learned by now, that you can´t do anything but perfect and gorgeous work, and these cards sure are exactly that once again. I love them both, sooo delicat and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week-end now sweet lady and lots of great fun with it.ReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    these are gorgeous. I love the gift card holder. the pop of the fusia is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa YoungFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    WOW!!! What stunning designs with beautiful stamp sets!!! Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea MoyerFebruary 28, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    I love both cards.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 28, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Oh Becca, I just love these cards! They are so gorgeous!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    I just adore the first “Frilly” gift card wallet you have made as i just love it to bits. It is so beautiful and pretty that i would make a few of them up for a number of little girls i know and big ones that would just love this every bit as much as me. Your second card is lovely too and would suit No.1 daughter down to a tee in every way. Thank you for your beautiful inspired gifts of today,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)ReplyCancel

  • TeriFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    Totally breathtaking!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Very lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.February 28, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Beautiful just beautiful. Love the dies you used and the color are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • MickieFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Well…..I didn’t think you could do it…but…YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF AGAIN!!!!! You never cease to amaze me girl, these are out of this world gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Mary SchmidtFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Gorgeous cards but you didn’t list what Spellbinder dies you used. You put together the most beautiful layers. I always look to see how you layer them.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    BOTH ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING but I think that I like the first one best. I think I know my dies and believe it is Floral Ovals which is one of my most “go to” dies of the 100 or so that I have. Becca I hope you have a blessed and creative weekend. Love the saying on the first one too!!!

  • Deborah FringsFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Stunning work! I really like the oval one, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Both cards are beautiful, Becca! The lilac card is my favorite. I’m ready for spring! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Gail D.February 28, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I really like those cards! How can you part with them?ReplyCancel

  • Diane JFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    Those are spectacular! Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    BOTH of your cards are GORGEOUS BECCA!!! :) I ALWAYS LOVE ALL of the FRILLS OF YOUR DIES!!!!!!;) THEY’RE JUST SO GORGEOUS!!!!!:) AND LOOK at that GIFT CARD!!!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVELY! LOVELY! LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (sigh!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    These are so much fun – lovely, lacy, fun! Would love to know which dies you used on the first one…that oval on top really caught my eye! Thanks for sharing these, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Carol GleisbergFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    Becca, you amaze me with all your beauty. Your in my favorites on my
    computer. CarolReplyCancel

  • Bonita BrunnerFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Great card. You must have a house full of Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • CarolynFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    It’s amazing how differently you all approach these blog hops. This is sheer sophistication, with a simple stamp at its heart. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Absolutely love your first card – so delicate! I really like the Leaf Frame stamp on the second card. Even if pink isn’t my favorite color, I can imagine this card in Peach or even Lilac – It’s a WOW.ReplyCancel

  • Laura PapercutsFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Becca, you have inspired me into a whole new realm of crafting. I am just loving these hinged cards. Yours are so beautiful and I’m working at being the card queen of my own family lol. xo

  • MajaFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Beautiful project. I believe that when you give a gift card, it must be at least beautifully arranged. Like yours.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Love these cards, Becca! But the gift card holder is my fave!!! So lacy!!! I just love it. I will be studying it to see how you got everything to look so perfect. It really is a work of art!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    First card is such a elegant shape and such a classy way to give a gift card, love the pink in the second card, very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Liliana W.February 28, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    What a great idea for a card holder! The colors you’ve chosen are great!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah GFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Beautiful cards – love the elegant designs and delicate colours!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl BFebruary 28, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    love your frilly projects!!
    pretty, pretty!ReplyCancel

  • lindaFebruary 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    Your ideas are wonderful. I could never create such a lovely card, but will try one of these days!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 28, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! The cards are a gift in itself and the gift cards – a bonus. I love love love your work.ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieFebruary 28, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous as always, Becca.ReplyCancel

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  • Helen LeBrettFebruary 28, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    All I can say is WOW! Totally amazing cards!! I’m pinning so I can go back and try and do something similar!! Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichFebruary 28, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    As always, your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad you use Waltzingmouse products so we can see how you use them.

    Thanks Becca for the continued WONDERFUL inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KFebruary 28, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    wow, these are gorgeous Becca. That first one is my favorite, just awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 28, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    Beautiful dies make beautiful Becca cards! Lovely. Thanks for inviting us to this blog giveaway. I love Waltzingmouse stamps.ReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaFebruary 28, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the new stuff from Waltzingmouse!ReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenFebruary 28, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Gorgeous, elegant, and beautiful as usual! Loving those bows too! You showcase their stamps so wonderfully.ReplyCancel

  • AliceFebruary 28, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    Lovely girly frills! The envelope is beautiful too.

    Alice xxReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Wow! Both of your cards are absolutely stunning! I am always amazed at how each of your creations is always even more beautiful than the last – how is that even possible?! You are one very talented lady.ReplyCancel

  • KathleneFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Well lovely you…you created a lovely card, as is your way. Truly elegant card showcasing many tempting products.ReplyCancel

  • Sue DFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    Lovely projects–I like the dies you used.ReplyCancel

  • Deb ClarkFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, those are exquisite!!!ReplyCancel

  • Irish CherokeeFebruary 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    Popped over from my DW’s blog ribbonchallenged. Beautiful cards. Following you on my dashboard links.ReplyCancel

  • AliceFebruary 28, 2014 - 10:18 pm

    I’m breathless!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallFebruary 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    Superbly done!ReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 28, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kay SawyerFebruary 28, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    I just love all your inspirational work xxReplyCancel

  • Vivian C.February 28, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    Stunning!!! Both cards are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 1, 2014 - 12:12 am

    2 really lovely creations again and a decorated envelope – I shall borrow that idea. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay SawyerMarch 1, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Hi Becca I just love receiving your email inspirations each day I don’t normally win anything but receiving these feels like a gift every day xxReplyCancel

  • Cynthia CurtsMarch 1, 2014 - 12:50 am

    I love the gift card holder. It is so elegant. Would be proud to give it.
    You are the best. Thank you for all the time you give to your fans!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKMarch 1, 2014 - 1:53 am

    Wonderful Becca -and love the way you have done the envelope too!
    Always love coming to your blog,
    Thanks a lot for sharing,

  • margaret driscoll UKMarch 1, 2014 - 3:06 am

    Hello Becca
    I really adore the 1st card and love the 2nd …. I custom Die my Ribbons too with my Alcohol Inks
    Hope you’re well Becca !
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • GillMarch 1, 2014 - 3:26 am

    Beautiful cards, as alwaysReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanMarch 1, 2014 - 3:27 am

    Gorgeous cards Becca, thank you for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • trish AveryMarch 1, 2014 - 4:23 am

    Becca love your card just so pretty and dainty. and your envelope and little card is perfect for that time when something that small is called for.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • HelenMarch 1, 2014 - 6:23 am

    Lovely dainty gift card, it is so cute and feminine, both cards are fabulous and I love when you post as I am always desperate to see what you have designed for us. Love HelenReplyCancel

  • Mrs BMarch 1, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Hi Becca. Boh cards are beautiful. I love the gift card one in particular, and that bow is so pretty. Loving all the new dies. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrsionMarch 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

    Stunning – simply stunning. I love the gift card holder idea – thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMarch 1, 2014 - 8:30 am

    They are both absolutely beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BeverleyMarch 1, 2014 - 8:36 am

    Absolutely stunning. You have your own special style and I just love it xxReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleMarch 1, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Oh so elegant! Love the colors of flowers, they really pop.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJMarch 1, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Both of your creations are so lovely that they almost take my breath away. Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam PrantnerMarch 1, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Stunning! I especially love that first one, it almost reminds me of a Faberge egg, so dainty and delicate with a beautiful surprise inside.ReplyCancel

  • DotMarch 1, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Thank you Becca for offering such a nice gift.

    It’s my birthday on the 6th, so that would make a very nice and useful
    present for me.

    I do so enjoy looking at all the very artful cards you make which gives all of us something to aim for and ideas too.ReplyCancel

  • Denise ShepherdMarch 1, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    I live the use of the new stamps and the new dies, very inspirational xReplyCancel

  • Margie vossMarch 1, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    Just love all you works….I wood love to win thanksReplyCancel

  • Margie vossMarch 1, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    Just love all you works….I wood love to win thanks.ReplyCancel

  • PatMarch 1, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    Hi Becca,
    As usual your paper crafting and card making is OUTSTANDING!!!! Yep!
    I am shouting to the top of my voice (smile). Your work is simply stunning.
    I pray to grow up and be just like you. Thanks so much for sharing your
    exceptional talent and artistry. Can’t wait to see what else you are up too!! Crossing my fingers — I have some of these BUT need more!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E,March 1, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    I love both of these cards! You inspire me with your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Julie ShearerMarch 1, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    Stunning!! I just love your work! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PMarch 1, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    You never disappoint!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol HeldMarch 1, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    I get so inspired by your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm

    wow…. these are amazing!!! I love the small envelope die! The stamps from the Gift Card It set have the most beautiful and delicate frame that I just have to have also…. my list is growing!
    Love the beautiful details you add to each project, Becca! You make everything so extra special!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.March 2, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Gorgeous cards and love the new WM stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockMarch 2, 2014 - 6:10 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous card love it all love Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • adrienne gianMarch 2, 2014 - 7:36 am

    as usual, beautiful work. You always inspire me. I called spellbinders recently and touted the ideas and imagination you bring to their company.
    Thanks for all you do

  • JaniceMarch 2, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Pretty cardsReplyCancel

  • judy rohrMarch 3, 2014 - 4:37 am

    becca u are just a beautiful card maker! thanks so much for always making wonderful stuff!ReplyCancel

  • pat s witneyMarch 3, 2014 - 5:10 am

    Hi Becca

    Love todays card, you are such an inspiring lady. Where on earth do your ideas from? they are all so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel Basnett NSW AustraliaMarch 3, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    what a glorious card,pink and white, so delicate.. and the dies… big sigh… ah w ell birthdays and mothers day coming up.. time for a hint!
    beautiful as always Becca thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MoniMarch 4, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Hi Becca,
    your cards are so beautiful! Every day I wait for new Inspirations!
    Thank you!
    Greetings from GermanyReplyCancel

  • DorthyMarch 4, 2014 - 9:55 am

    I love your cards, but must confess everytime I look at your site my want list grows longer.ReplyCancel