Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz

2.28.2013

Are you ready for a little blog hopping? Or "blog waltzing" as we like to call it? Today, the Waltzingmouse Stamps designers are sharing projects using their all-time favorite stamps from the shop.

Now (obviously) I had a difficult time choosing just one set as my favorite. Don't we love them all? After much thought and sorting out my stamps by process of elimination, I decided that Camellia is my favorite stamp set (it's also one of my favorite flowers). I just love the large flower blossoms and the beautiful fonts. So irresistible!


And using this stamp set couldn't get any easier with the digital cut files available. To save time, I always cut as many images as I can fit onto a page with my Cameo and save the extra pieces to use later. 


Notice the clean cut edges? I could never cut that perfectly with my scissors (lol!). But the recipient of this card doesn't need to know that I have a Cameo as my secret weapon. 


And don't you just love the font? The shadow effect reminds me of chalkboard art that is so trendy right now. The typography from the Camellia stamp set is definitely another reason I chose it as my all-time favorite!

Now don't stop here..."waltz" on over to the rest of the design team blogs and learn what their favorite Waltzingmouse stamp sets are...


Shades of Mardi Gras

2.11.2013

Happy Mardi Gras Tuesday! And a happy one to you! When I think of Mardi Gras, the bright colors and sparkling lights of the celebration come to mind first.


Today, the Clear and Simple Stamps design team is sharing projects created with a Mardi Gras color theme of purple, yellow, and green.

Using CSS ink in Golden Tiara, I stamped a row of flowers across the top and bottom using the new Medallions 1 stamp set. 


I altered the chipboard frame by sponging on CSS' Purplicious ink. This is such a rich and vibrant color - I love it! Of course, I had to add a pretty flower and velvety soft leaves. The texture is too irresistible not to touch.

For more inspiring ideas on the shades of Mardi Gras, have a look at the amazing projects from the design team...



A Sweet Celebration | Party Hop

2.08.2013

Ooh, something sweet! And I am all about something sweet every now and then. Today, the Clear and Simple Stamps is party hopping. And I am here to share a sweet party treat with you.


Now you can't start the party without some invites. These were created from the Rag Dolls House die and a little paper piecing. 


And the new Mini Tri-Fold 2 die is the perfect size for a small party favor.


After I write this blog post, I am going to dive my fork into one of these chocolate bundt cakes...yum! 


Decorated with mini pennants from the Favor Flags dies and embossed with a woodgrain heart.


And for a closer look at the party favor, you can really see the detail of the embossed Doily stamp. Inside, a small treat tucks away neatly...ready to be enjoyed. 


Now go have a look at the awesome parties from the rest of the design team and our amazing guest, JJ Bolton...

Thanks for stopping by the party!







Stamps: Doily | Party Elements: Celebration | Hearts Plus | Love Cupid
Dies: Rag Dolls House | Mini Tri-Fold 2


Release in Review | Sending My Love

2.06.2013

Today, I am here to revisit the new Airmail stamp, Notebook Edge die and Tiny Note + Envie dies from Clear and Simple Stamps. And can I just say...I think they are adorable! Such a great set to use year-round. 


Since it's not too late for Valentine's Day, I decided to create a card and matching treat bag. Because who doesn't enjoy a little something sweet to eat? 

I created a notebook page using the Notebook Edge border die and created lined paper using the Airmail stamp set. 


I used pale blue vellum to die cut the tiny envelope. I just love the transparency. Then, I added texture by die cutting two hearts from the Shapes: Hearts dies and a fun flair button from my shop.


And the Party Favor 1 die is just one of my favorites. Maybe because it's so easy to assemble. After all, it only needs a single cut through the die cutting machine and uses a single piece of adhesive making it so easy to mass produce. 

There's lots more inspiration to see. Have a look at what the design team is sharing today...