Waltzingmouse Stamps – February Releases – Preview Day 1

Hi there blog friends!  I know, right?  You’ve been waiting with baited breath for a new release – (whispers) it’s here!!  Oh my word, you have no idea what you’ve in for over the next couple of days.  Okay then sit down and hold on tight – little surprises!  I get just as excited about a Waltzingmouse Stamps new release as you do.  There are lots of fabulous new sets on the way (nine of them) and today the first set by Waltzingmouse Stamps that we’re previewing is called French Country.  I layered up a couple of Spellbinders looking for curvy embellishment and filigree ornateness to go with the french provencial flavor of this set.  I built my medallion by starting with Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three then adding Spellbinders Floral Ovals followed by Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five and Spellbinders Twisted Metal Accents and Tags.  Lastly I created a side flap using Spellbinders Classic Edges Two and Spellbinders Classic Decorative Inserts Four.

For the Bon Appetit sentiment I cut a fishtail into a strip then stamped and curved the paper.    

Next I used the Make Your Mark set.  I thought it would make a wonderful gift to give a friend by giving them premade enclosure cards.   So I created a box 4″ x 1″ and put a divider inside so that I could organize the contents. 

The lid is made using Spellbinders Classic Edges One and Spellbinders™ Classic Decorative Inserts Five.

Inside there are a variety of enclosure tags with holes (for easy attachment) and tags made using Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five and an accent piece from Spellbinders™ Home Sweet Home.  In the last compartment I enclosed some linen thread for attaching the tags – sweet and simple!  

StampsWaltzingmouse Stamps – Make Your Mark, French Country 
Paper:   Kraft,  Die Cuts With A View (Chateau Lavender), Bazzill, American Crafts, Xoedx Brilliant White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories:Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three, Spellbinders Floral OvalsSpellbinders Labels Twenty Five Spellbinders Twisted Metal Accents and Tags,   Spellbinders Classic Edges Two, Spellbinders Classic Decorative Inserts FourSpellbinders™ Home Sweet Home, Spellbinders™ Classic Decorative Inserts Five, lace, prima flower, recollections pearls, seam binding, prima lace, pearl pics, satin ribbon . linen thread

Here are the design team members who have creations to share today.  I hope you can pop in and have a peek at what they have been working on!!

Fabulous Design Team Creations
1. Anya Schrier 8.   Laurie Schmidlin
2. Becca Feeken 9.   Mona Pendleton
3. Belinda Chang Langner 10. Sandie Dunne
4. Clare Buswell 11. Claire Brennan
5. Julia Aston 12. Sarah Martina Parker
6. Jennifer Holmes 13. Tosha Leyendekker
7. Kelly Schirmer 14. Lynn Mercurio

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back tomorrow with more reveals!!

  • Kelly SchirmerFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Ohh I was so excited to see your elegant creations today, Becca! Your French Country card did not disappoint…it’s purely fab with the incredible details. But THEN you went and made a sweet box of tags in gingham!!!! I just love the detail on the edge of the box, soooo delightful! You are truly a wonder with cardstock ;)ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:13 am

    This is elegant, wonderful details.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:21 am

    What a beautiful surprise early this morning upon opening up your blog, Honestly you never cease to amaze me using these Spellbinder Dies. Both card and box of cards are beautiful. Such lovely crisp and clean work, which is no easy task to do. I love the edging on the box lid … can’t wait to get my new dies!ReplyCancel

  • JoannFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Ooooh this is such a pretty and elegant gift! I love all your creations.. you do such lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:23 am

    Fabulous Becca. You never disappoint!! Love the gift box and enclosure cards.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Gorgeous framing on the card, your layering is Beautiful and love that border!
    The box is so sweet and just love the way you divided it inside and those tags are too cute, love the touch of adding the thread to attach the tags with!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:28 am

    Beautiful Becca! Love the little box. I have a friend who has decorated her kitchen with roosters. She’ll love these stamps. TFSReplyCancel

  • Lynn MercurioFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:32 am

    Amazing Becca – such beautiful and ornate project. I especially LOVE the way you made your gift tag set using Make Your Mark. GENIUS!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Becca – your card is stunning. There’s so much to look at and admire! Love the fleur de lys background stamping and the pretty border! Love the box of tags – just fab!ReplyCancel

  • erinFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Beautiful cards, would love a gift box with those fabulous little notes.ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Gorgeous card. I love all the layers. The little box of tags is just darling. Do you have a tutorial in the works for the little box? I hope I hope!ReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Loved both creations. Works of art for sure!! The box is so beautiful and I know I sure would love to receive a gift like that…wow. Amazing work on both Becca….you do inspire me to greater things for myself. God bless. evette k.ReplyCancel

  • FrancineFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Oh boy! Your in fire this morning!
    You use 8 differents spellbinders, that’s a lot . I bye those just one a the time. There is only you who can imagine with so many and it works.

    Beautiful details on the box and it’s content.

    Bravo Francine.ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:58 am

    What a great set but I truly love the gift tag set you created.My what a special gift for someone. I love the “BECCA EXTRAS” always!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Beautifully done. The card is the most beautiful one in blogland.ReplyCancel

  • KathiFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:07 am

    absolutely stunning,, I just love all the details you added. :-)
    xx KathiReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:26 am

    I certainly amazed myself by looking at your beautiful card that I thought it looked very French Country before I even started reading. I’ll add beside the French Country look it also has a shabby chic look to it also. Just so eye pleasing and so well put together. The little boxed gift set is just lovely. Beautiful work Becca, As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • DiannFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:28 am

    God has blessed you Becca, with the most amazing talent and we are so glad you share it with us. Thank you Becca ???ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

    What beautiful layering and colors on your gorgeous card Becca! The die cuts are wonderful! and your pink flowered box is just lovely with the sweet tags inside!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina / chaoskuekenFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:37 am

    Adorable! I really love your elegant work of art. Thank you so much for all these amazing inspiration!


  • SharronFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Amazing card—love all the beautiful details & layering! The little gingham box is just precious. What a wonderful idea to fill it with sweet tags!ReplyCancel

  • carefree creationsFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Beautiful projects! I’m in awe of your layering abilities!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:51 am

    They are gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy in EppingFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:18 am

    Bekka, First of all, let me say that you are a wonderful source of creative inspiration; I love to see what you can do with such ordinary things and magically turn those items into works of art. Thank you.

    It is amazing what is on the release line-up from WMS, and I am anticipating a Very Empty Wallet, enabled by your examples here. Again, I thank you, even if it makes my wallet sulky ;-DReplyCancel

  • MarilynFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:38 am

    WOW, oh WOW what gorgeous work. Your card is beautiful, love the layout and those pins of yours are great!!!
    As for your box of notes, it’s over the top perfect!!!
    You are an Amazing Paper Crafter, . . . .thank you for always showing off your artistic side of you and inspiring the rest of us. . . . . I’ve decided when I grow up (I’m 53 so soon I should grow up) I want to be you!!!!
    Enjoy your day.ReplyCancel

  • SoniaFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:39 am

    Your projects are beautiful ad always! Perhaps a tutorial in the future on how you made the box? Such a great idea and the cards are soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

    What beautiful projects! You are the queen of little boxes, I tell ya! Love the idea to create a box with tags. Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

    OH BECCA!!!!!!!! This “Chicken” card is FABULOUS!!!! I wouldn’t have EVER thought to put all the filigree/frilliness with a chicken card! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! ( I LOVE chickens too! Matter-a-fact, we’re getting some this spring!) :) The colors are WONDERFUL too!!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND your little gift box! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!! So PRETTY in the pink gingham!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:43 am

    Oh SO beautiful, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy WeberFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Absolutely gorgeous today, the enclosure box is my favorite and something I would love to try, just beautiful with the decorative edges to the box and the beautiful flower.ReplyCancel

  • Renee LFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:55 am

    Love those little lace “buttons”…
    and what you did with all the dies and stamps…
    I die!!
    And then that little tag box…
    I die!!
    What a fabby gift…
    and so adorable I just can’t stand it!!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:04 am

    This set is really exciting to me Becca. So glad you have introduced it to us. I love it and can’t wait for the release. I can see some home decor projects in my future since my entire home is done in French Country. I love this border and the roaster especially.

  • Phyllis HoltermannFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Becca, all I can say is Wow! This card is over the top for me. I just love the design layout and colors. You are one amazing lady! I can see I am going to have to be doing some more shopping soon! The rooster is so cute in that spot but, you could use this card for anything and put whatever you want in that spot. Love your style lady!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Happy Sunday……..Please, another request for a tutorial, PLEASE?
    I have the perfect friend to make this for……it is wonderful.
    Thank you for another great set of your brilliance. I love French Country.

  • DiAnnFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:27 am

    I just love your cards, when I am designing and making cards I always think of yours. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Carol WFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:28 am

    Oh my goodness! I am always blown away (individually) by Waltzingmouse’s stunning designs, and your stunning work, Becca! So when they’re together… ahhhh. So glad you’re part of the DT. You and Waltzingmouse truly deserve each other.ReplyCancel

  • BernieFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Wow that card is amazing but then an extra treat followed by that fabulous box. What a wonderful gift set inside.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • JudyFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Oh Becca, you’ve outdone yourself again! Your little gift tags, box and card are outstanding, luv, luv, luv it al! I also love the Spellbinder die that you placed over the rooster.ReplyCancel

  • Karen MFebruary 26, 2012 - 10:52 am

    Becca, your samples are beyong amazing! Love them! KxReplyCancel

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  • SteffFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:32 am

    OH WOW Love the card and box! So beautiful…
    Have a blessed day Ms. Becca :-) SteffReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:38 am

    ooooh ooooooh just sighing with delight at these lovely samples!! Crazy in love with both. The color combination of tan and lavender are just yummy. It is so wonderful seeing your inspirational gifts to us each day. Now, if I could only get my hands on some of the nesties I have ordered. It is taking WAY too long. But I will have many ideas to play with once they finally get here.ReplyCancel

  • DeirdreFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Stunning, love what you created. That little box of tags is just adorable.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 26, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    So beautiful, Becca. The purple is gorgeous! And what a pretty little tag set – the box is just brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!!ReplyCancel

  • AntiqueladyplayingwithpaperFebruary 26, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    Such a pretty tag box. love it.

    Becca when I clicked the link for Inky Antics and life its a song it just comes up with something that says ‘you may also llike this’
    I searched for a half hour thru all their lists of stamps and came up with nothing. If I search by Life is a Song it says there is 0 listings
    Can you or someone post again where it is exactly? thanksReplyCancel

  • Nan GFebruary 26, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Love the gingham tag box!! Too cute! And the French country rooster is fabulous. Love all the layers you’ve used!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)February 26, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous card and such a pretty box & contents. I am fabbergasted with all you do.ReplyCancel

  • TrellFebruary 26, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    So breathtakingly beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryFebruary 26, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Becca love the card. BUT wow that box. after making your other one. you will now have to put a tutorial up on how to do this one too.
    Just love this mornings surprises.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • yvonneFebruary 26, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayFebruary 26, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Oh that is so-o-o-o French Country! The colors, the shapes, the stamp, everything just says French Country. I love it!
    You have a wonderful talent in expressing the “feeling” of a stamp or die.
    The pink box is great too.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda LangnerFebruary 26, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Simply lovely!!! Love the ways you use those dies! Insanity! :) In a good way!ReplyCancel

  • EllenaElizabethFebruary 26, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    I love the taupe and mauve colours.ReplyCancel

  • Helen BerryFebruary 26, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    Wow Becca, this is just FABULOUS!! Not one, but two feasts for the eyes!! Youve shown these new stamps off perfectly. Your sweet Box – oh my word!! :). Can’t wait to see what other treats you have in store for us this week xReplyCancel

  • lynnFebruary 26, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    i cant tell you how much i love your blog.. your work is absolutely gorgeous.. and it truly inspires me.
    thank you so much for sharing and also your love for Our Father surely shines through your work..
    sending big hugs

  • cindy ClickFebruary 26, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    2 for the price of one! Love both of these. The French Country is so pretty and of course, the pink box is going to have to be made real soon (would love a tutorial of course) Thanks for sharing this double yummyness.

  • KarenFebruary 26, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    The colors in the lavender and tan are so lovely and unusual. I love what you have made. As usual, but it is never bad to hear someone loves what you have done.ReplyCancel

  • sheri sFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    We keep asking for more fantastic projects from your creative mind, and sure enough, here’s another one!!! I have made a copy of this one for future reference, as I intend to get this one done also. (Have to figure out the measurements without a tutorial, but I am going to give it a try. Hint…hint). Thanx again.ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 26, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Wow — love this box and the enclosure tags! What a great new Waltzing Mouse set.ReplyCancel

  • Claire SFebruary 26, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    Beautiful card and box and since I have a Country French kitchen, I am in LOVE!

  • Mona PendletonFebruary 26, 2012 - 11:55 pm

    Wonderful projects! Love all the layers on your card and pretty little box of tags!ReplyCancel

  • GailFebruary 27, 2012 - 2:17 am

    Gorgeous projects as always Becca, you are so talented xReplyCancel

  • SandieFebruary 27, 2012 - 2:59 am

    Stunning creations as always Becca. Love how you use your dies, it adds so much to the overall look. I really need to stop being so lazy about them, lol.ReplyCancel

  • Stargroves (Anne)February 27, 2012 - 4:06 am

    That box is gorgeous, can’t wait to see the new release

  • ~ Ali Watson ~February 27, 2012 - 4:42 am

    Oh Becca this is truly amayyyzzing!! Love it

    Ali xReplyCancel

  • maria f.February 27, 2012 - 5:21 am

    What a lot of detail you put into your projects. So lovely. And I love that rooster image (so eloquently surrounded by frames)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtFebruary 27, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Becca, I love the box & tags. It would be a great gift for my daughters.

  • BetsyFebruary 27, 2012 - 8:28 am

    WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! These are so gorgeous! I love the soft colors! The stamps are beautiful! And you are a genius with those Spellbinders!ReplyCancel

  • DawnFebruary 27, 2012 - 9:01 am

    So beautiful! You do add beauty to my world with your special creations!
    Thank you and Hugs, DawnReplyCancel

  • Anne DaviesFebruary 27, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Lovely work as always Becca
    It amused me to see that the Cockerel (as in UK) is facing left away from the sentiment!!
    Welsh AnnieReplyCancel

  • RebeccaFebruary 27, 2012 - 9:07 am

    Gorgeous card and box. I would adore getting something like that.ReplyCancel

  • Jan GarberFebruary 27, 2012 - 10:43 am

    Love this new set! It is so perfect following the huge Paris craze! Can’t wait to see more Beeken Creations with your beautiful signature bows!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKFebruary 27, 2012 - 7:13 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Fab creations today and I especially love the thoughtful little gift box of enclosure cards.
    Regards LindaReplyCancel

  • Pat BohnFebruary 28, 2012 - 6:16 am

    Beautiful cards as always. Bow maker was in today’s mail. Guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon. And the enclosed card was such a beautiful surprize. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • sherry gardnerFebruary 28, 2012 - 11:12 am

    These are just beautiful…you amaze me girl….keep it up….ReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 28, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the box! I think half the fun of giving and receiving gifts are the way they are presented – gift wrap is the bomb!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn VFebruary 29, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    lovely projects; I’m going to have to get this border stamp, love itReplyCancel

  • AnyaFebruary 29, 2012 - 8:56 pm

    I just love the French Country set, and you have done a superb job showcasing it, Becca! The colors and all the texture are truly a work of art! I also love your little box of tags – what a great gift that would make for a crafty friend! Super projects!ReplyCancel

  • PaulineMarch 1, 2012 - 1:20 am

    I love this, the colours are amazing, and the beautiful lace! And a sweet little box of tags too, just gorgeous!ReplyCancel