Waltzingmouse Stamps – May Release – Preview Day 3

Waltzingmouse Stamps - Country Labels Four - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning blog friends.  We’re back with another peek at one of the new Waltzingmouse Stamps sets – this one is called Country Labels Four.  I’m absolutely intrigued with this set for its charm and for it’s simplicity.  In my small tiny house when we have guests, we have a couple of rituals we follow.  They have a basket of toiletries and towels waiting in their room and then in the dining room we have a chalkboard plate on an easel and we write “Welcome” and the guests names.  It’s a tiny touch and and it’s so out of place because it sounds like something you’d find at a huge lodge or a bed and breakfast and I think we do it to poke fun of our little abode.  I can’t tell how many times our guests gush over those little touches.  All that to say that I think I’ve found something to add to the ritual – a card to put at their place on the table……  This has to be one of the most simplest I’ve done this year.  It has to be an easy, quick do if it is to get done when guests are expected . . .   Me thinks I have this one down to 10-15 minutes ;-)
For this card I’ve simply used a border punch around the edge and it leaves a solid panel in the center.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders® Ornate Squares.  If you’re curious about how to punch the  panel, I have a tutorial on Border Filled Frames and it will explain how and the size of paper needed.  If you’re curious about how to make the filigree on both the front side and the backside of an oversized card base, then check out my tutorial on Hinged Filigree Cards – except this uses a punch instead of a die template.
Waltzingmouse Stamps - Country Labels Four - www.amazingpapergrace.com (inside)
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a 4″ x 6-1/2″ card base, foam tape (optional), black matting layer 2″ x 4-3/8″, brown matting layer 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″, foam tape (optional), Ornate Squares die cut, foam tape (optional), brown layer 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″.  The same layers are done on the inside of the card.  Attach ribbon and sentiment on the appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Country Labels Four
Craft Paper:EK Success – Acorn, TPC
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders® Ornate SquaresSheer Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, EK Success Scroll Punch, Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Waltzingmouse Design Team
Anya SchrierBecca FeekenClare Buswell • Jean MartinKarin ÅkesdotterKim DuranLaurie SchmidlinTeresa KlineTosha Leyendekker Claire Brennan

Don’t forget to peek in on the other ladies to see how they spun this  set today.  Also don’t forget, I have some pretty cool blog candy that’s up for grabs until Wednesday, May 29th.  Still feeling lucky?  Good! Click ———>HERE to get to the post where you need to leave a comment or simply scroll back to my post of May 24th.  Hugs to you, hope you had a fabulous holiday!!

  • MaryannMay 28, 2013 - 3:15 am

    Again you´ve done such a wonderful creation here Becca. It´´s just gorgeous work. I love the lace look of it and the house is just sooo cuteReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 28, 2013 - 3:39 am

    Morning Becca, I’m loving your filigree card, and what a brilliant idea too !! I must pop over to see how you did the punched edges, leaving the filled in middle. I have lots of punches that I haven’t used for ages, it will be good to get them out again. Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • CarlaMay 28, 2013 - 3:49 am

    Hello Becca,

    Again another gorgeous and elegant card you made.
    I love your style of cards and boxes very much.
    The flap-box is still one of my favorites!
    Just watched the video you made on making such a card and I will try it out toooo.ReplyCancel

  • Heather BMay 28, 2013 - 3:54 am

    Lovely to read about all the special touches you show your fondness of your guests. You always make me add to my must have spellbinders list with your projects.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 28, 2013 - 4:29 am

    WOW I thought this was your A2 Filigree Delight die – one of my faves! What a nice touch when you have guests! They must be so impressed. TFS!

  • Jill NorwoodMay 28, 2013 - 5:06 am

    Beautiful Becca! Love the filigree look!ReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionMay 28, 2013 - 5:19 am

    This filigree work is absolutely beautiful Becca. Nicola xReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 28, 2013 - 5:25 am

    What a lovely thought, Becca – and executed to perfection!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • charleneMay 28, 2013 - 5:36 am

    Elegant and classy!!!!! you are AMAZING, Becca thank you for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • robin parkerMay 28, 2013 - 5:38 am

    Gorgeous place card…and great idea about your guests…thanks robinReplyCancel

  • Lynn MercurioMay 28, 2013 - 5:41 am

    THUD! Amazing, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • stephanieMay 28, 2013 - 6:00 am

    I just LOVE this love the punched base, I will have to try this and see if I can do it….ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMay 28, 2013 - 6:09 am

    I do love the see through effect of the filigree cards. They are just so beautiful. With this one, though it was quick to make (and we need these more often than not) it makes a classy statement. Thanks for all the gorgeous card creations you share with us. They are an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • AngelnorthMay 28, 2013 - 6:39 am

    Lovely mix of elegant and homely, looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Dolores HauslerMay 28, 2013 - 7:09 am

    I love the card and also the die. DoloresReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 28, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Beautiful, love the delicate framing!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 28, 2013 - 7:35 am

    You did it again! I love this card, the cut out card it awesome, the bow and the saying is greatReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 28, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Well Becca, I am just blown away. When a card does not have a lot of embellishments is just got to be terrific. This card goes way past terrific. Also, I must say, thank you for sharing your tradition of welcoming guests to your home. It’s positively touching.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KMay 28, 2013 - 8:02 am

    wow, this is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • CandidaMay 28, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Becca, you are amazing… when I grow up I want to be as creative and talented as you….ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 28, 2013 - 8:26 am

    I love love love filigree – think I am gona have a filigree phase thanks to your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • JeanMay 28, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Good morning Becca:

    How sweet of you to share yet again another gorgeous technique! The card is pretty! Thank you,
    Take care, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • MarybethMay 28, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Wow, another beautiful show stopper in black and white! Love it,Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.May 28, 2013 - 9:02 am

    Beautiful as always. Using the ornate squares as a background for this simple classic stamp was just inspired (well, that’s why you are a designer I guess ). It made a lovely card, and I enjoyed reading your welcoming touches. At least with a smaller house, your housework can get accomplished fast!!! And since you live where it gets warm, small is easier (and less expensive) to COOL! TFS & HugsReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 28, 2013 - 9:05 am

    What fabulous rituals! I think your card would be such a nice, warming touch to any guest. Thank you for the tutorials. I can’t wait to watch and learn, altho’, I have some running to do today. I love your card. I can’t believe that you used a punch. Amazing is right! And, then to use the leftover center. How awesome is that! Gosh, I have soooo much to learn. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • gltinnolaMay 28, 2013 - 9:07 am


    That is so cute! I’d certainly want to stay a little longer with that kind of welcome!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 28, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Stunning just love how you have made the main card .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingMay 28, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Love your card. I’m going to have to look for the Ornate Squares. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMay 28, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca! Thank you, for the inspiration! ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 28, 2013 - 9:36 am

    Wonderful card! I love your frilly see through card base!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsMay 28, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the filgree frame!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 28, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Becca – I love the filagree on your cards and that you did this with a punch is amazing. Thank you for the tutorial. I will be trying this.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaMay 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

    So elegant…I agree with many others about the FilagreeReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierMay 28, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Amazing…..everything you make is simply amazing and totally gorgeous, ty for sharing. You sure did pick the most appropriate name for your blog, and I love that song too ;0)ReplyCancel

  • TheresaMay 28, 2013 - 10:35 am

    I love the openness of the filigree. Makes it look so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 28, 2013 - 11:48 am

    Good gracious, that is such a charming card!! Your guests will want to stay and never go home, if you spoil them with lovelies like this.ReplyCancel

  • FMMay 28, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    What a wonderful idea.. an added touch to welcome guests!!!ReplyCancel

  • BeeMay 28, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    So cute! I think I’d like to be a guest at your house!ReplyCancel

  • AntonellaMay 28, 2013 - 5:06 pm

    Wow! This is an incredibly beautiful card, I cannot believe that the base is made with a border punch!! What a special card for your guests, you are such a sweetheart! I love the simple sentiment, that’s all that is needed. This is something to be treasured.
    Hugs, antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HannifinMay 28, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    What a beautiful card. 1st I have seen this. Love it. Hope I am still in the contest for the storage cases. Thanks for all you create and share.ReplyCancel

  • Jane PhillipsMay 28, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Dear Becca, your cards are so incredibly beautiful and executed with such fine detail and flair. I also wanted you to know how very impressed I am with the excellent manner in which they are photographed. The soft out of focus backgrounds, the props, the side lighting – each photo is a still life work of art and so effective in showcasing your cards. Nicely done Becca. It’s always such a pleasure to view your pages and I’m always inspired with your creative work.ReplyCancel

  • Tosha LeyendekkerMay 28, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    Amazing, clever, stunning!! That about sums it up. ;)ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 28, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    So pretty, I’m loving the ornate designs on the sides of your cards.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyMay 28, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    Oh wow, I just love these!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyMay 28, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    You do such amazing things with simple supplies, yet the results are breathtaking. Thanks for everything you share with us. Would you be willing to show us some of the ways you use your dies that are out of the ordinary?ReplyCancel

  • Anna kluytmansMay 28, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    Becca, that is so beautiful,love the lace work and the centre piece.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMay 28, 2013 - 9:18 pm

    GASP! That is fantastic. The stamped images looks great in the center of this die cut. I am stunned.ReplyCancel

  • MickieMay 28, 2013 - 9:19 pm

    This is such a lovely card but I am just beginning to practice making the filigree cards with dies and can’t imagine trying to do one with a punch. I do so wish you would do a tutorial on how you make your flowers with the blossom four die. Mine look sick and lopsided. HELP!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 29, 2013 - 4:59 am

    Wow Becca, you really have quite the nack for manipulating punches and dies to create the most beautiful card elements!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!

  • Betty GoodsonMay 29, 2013 - 10:34 am

    Beautiful as usual Becca, but I am absolutely in love, love with the patriotic card from yesterday. Says so much!ReplyCancel

  • Renee LMay 29, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    I die!
    These are so perfect…
    can’t you just see friend’s and family sitting down to dinner with these welcoming them…
    I love them!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MelindaMay 29, 2013 - 10:34 pm

    Whoa, whoa, WHOA NELLY! Because you have just knocked my socks right off, girl! What a wow factor you have here!
    Melinda – Winter Bear TradingReplyCancel

  • JanisMay 30, 2013 - 12:36 am

    Love that gorgeous shimmery ribbon!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JenMay 30, 2013 - 8:18 pm

    Another spectacular design. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna AndersonMay 31, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    Hi Becca .
    Like every body else I love your cards , is it possible to tell me what the E K success punch is called please ,I have looked all over for it with out any luck ,if they dont make it anymore can you name another on which would look like it ,
    Thank you I know your busy ,
    Kind regards from Australia
    Lorna AnersonReplyCancel

  • Lorna AndersonMay 31, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    Sorry can’t spell my own name its Anderson I pushed send to quick
    Lorna AndersonReplyCancel

  • Julie I.June 3, 2013 - 1:25 am

    I love the frame you made using the border punch around the edge!
    The Scroll Border Punch at the EK Success sitedoesn’t look the same as the one you’ve used. Is there perhaps a different name to look for? Thank you!ReplyCancel