Waltzingmouse Stamps October 2014 Blog Hop

Christmas Card Making Ideas using Waltzingmouse Flurries and Pretty Panels 1 and Snowflake 1 Die Set - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning friends!  Today is release day for Waltzingmouse Stamps  and three new sets and two dies are now available – Flurries, Jolly Old Elf and Elf Made as well as a series of two label dies – Pretty Panels #1 and Pretty Panels #2.  You can see them in full HERE.  For the blog hop today please know you can always get your bearings by popping over to the Waltzingmouse Blog, otherwise if you’ve just come from Tosha’s blog, you’re in the right place and I am at the end of the line today.  Be sure to visit the Waltzingmouse Blog for the details on a Pin-it to Win it Contest.
Christmas Card Making Ideas using Waltzingmouse Flurries and Pretty Panels 1 and Snowflake 1 Die Set - www.amazingpapergrace.com

For my 5-3/4″ square card today the inspiration came from the matting layer of Pretty Panels #1.  This was pushed around on my desktop all week and in the end I decided that I would build it into a dainty border in which I could showcase Snowflake 1 Die  and a pretty stamped snowflake from Flurries.  Do you see it?   I simply took the matting layer and laid one across the other like a ‘+’, I thought that was pretty spiffy.  Never one to exercise restraint, I did it again, so my bordering layer consists of 4 matting layer outlines all crisscrossed like an “*” asterisk you can see the progression below.

www.amazingpapergrace.com - making a border with Pretty Panels #1
I used the Stitched Tags Die Set for my sentiment and cut a notch out of the end.  The gorgeous round die is a new die from Spellbinders called Spellbinders Royal Circle.

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Flurries, Snowflake 1 Die, Pretty Panels #1, Stitched Tags Die Set
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest, Natural White, Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, Kraft Paper,
Ink: Versamark and cream embossing powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Royal Circle, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

This adorable little elf was too cute not to make up a quick box and stamp him on a tag.  He’s from the Elf Made set and there are a bunch of stamps that will work for your little ones and big little ones – if you know what I mean.  I stamped and embossed the snowflake from Flurries onto a gable box and stamped the elf on the largest tag from the Stitched Tags Die Set.  All in all, ready to go in less than 10 :-)

Christmas Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Elf Made and Stitched Tags #1 - www.amazingpapergrace.com

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Flurries, Elf Made, Stitched Tags Die Set
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest, Natural White, Smooth 80 lb Cardstock
Ink: Versamark and gold embossing powder
Accessories: gold ribbon

If you joined in to the hop midstream, you can start at the beginning by visiting Julia Aston  In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!!

  • MaryannOctober 28, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Another lovely card here from you again Becca. I just love the color on this card, and also how you mde this flower thing as the focal point on here too. Soo beautiful as usual hun. Your work is always sooo beautiful and well made, and also here today, for sure.ReplyCancel

  • RedGemOctober 28, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Wow.. great card I love how you use the panel dies!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsOctober 28, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    These are gorgeous Becca, love the new Royal Circle die and the cute little Elf! Fabulous cards as always.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 28, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Lovely card, my dear. Why do we associate blue and white with winter. I guess because when we get cold, cold, cold, we turn blue. LOL It does just go together, though. Have a wonderful day!!

  • Marjorie ShannenOctober 28, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Thanks for your beautiful work Becca. So look forward to your emails to see your new work.
    Could you please tell me what brand of glue or tape do you use for your card making. I use a tape but find that after about 12 months the cards fall a part using the tape . Some cards I make are for special occasions like the birth of a grandchild and I want them to last.
    God bless you each day.
    Regards MarjorieReplyCancel

  • ChelseaOctober 28, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Wow! Lovely wintry card, Becca. The blue is perfect for that cold and snowy feel. I also thank you for showing us how you did the matting layers. Very cool!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsOctober 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Wow! I love the snowflake card and the way you made the frame is brilliant. Cute little present box with the elf tag!ReplyCancel

  • Heather B.October 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Love the handmade dainty border— it beautifully spotlights your snowflake— great idea.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 28, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    I love how the layering of those dies look, perfect with your snowflake scene!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferOctober 28, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Becca is so creative as usual – love the layering of the dies!! The box and elf tag are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KOctober 28, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    What a gorgeous snowflake stamp, and you have shown the dies off to perfection – that’s what your cards are – perfect. Thank you for the great ideas. Love xxReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 28, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    I so look forward to your cards Becca, they are always so inspiring and you are a genious when it comes to style and ideas .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • JayneOctober 28, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Hi Becca……I put my comments on the wrong card, sorry it’s the Warm, Winter Wishes that looks like Wedgwood, beautiful……thank you for your wonderful designs.ReplyCancel

  • FMOctober 28, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    I love both of these projects. So clever, using Pretty Panels 1 for the background. C-L-E-V-E-R!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary KOctober 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. What did you use to emboss the large cream panel? Looks gorgeous! Love, love, love your work (or perhaps it’s your play??) :)ReplyCancel

  • MajaOctober 29, 2014 - 1:30 am

    Amazing cards, specially the first one.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WOctober 29, 2014 - 2:10 am

    I love what you did with those dies for the matting layer – so clever!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeOctober 29, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Good morning Becca(10:57am)
    Oh how i like your first card and the beautiful frames that you made into a doily/ flower/ frame to set off your snowflake stamp matches in so lovely with the SB Royal Circle die keeping the curves flowing. Beautiful soft colours that are not harsh and just enhance the die shapes.
    What a cracker of a box and just cute enough to put in wee gifts and it looks like you spent time making a gift look better with a hand made box. Thank you Becca for today’s lovely creations,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 29, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Hi Becca, These projects are gorgeous, lovely composition of colours that work perfectly together, and fabulous die-cuts.
    The gable box is beautiful, and absolutely loving the elf stamp.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellOctober 29, 2014 - 9:52 am

    You are so creative, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BOctober 30, 2014 - 2:35 am

    Hi Becca. Wow, I love the card. My favourite colour combo, and what a great idea to layer the die like this, I will be trying this for sure. The cute elf looks great on the box, another fab idea. Thank you for inspiring us Becca : ) Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallOctober 30, 2014 - 8:35 am

    OMG, this card’s a beauty! Loooove it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)October 31, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    I love all your projects, Becca! Thank you so much for bringing some beauty and style to all of my visits here.
    I am away with intermittent Internet connection, so I’m a little late commenting on this post, but haven’t forgotten you today and have remembered you and your family in prayer. I hope you have all had a blessed day.
    God bless
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LorrayneIngramNovember 3, 2014 - 8:29 am

    You make the most stunning cards. Love the arrangement of die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaNovember 5, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Each card you make takes my breath away.I say she can never top this one, and what do you do, you take my breath away all over again. Totally God given ideas He’s giving to bring joy, love, and peace to all us viewers. Bless you sweetheart and thank you for sharing all your talent with us.ReplyCancel