Archive for Waltzing Mouse

Grandfather card

This is a vintage style card I made for my father-in-law.  I used Waltzing Mouse Text-it stamp set as well as a Michaels $1 stamp.  The patterned paper is from K & Company that was embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug folder.  I antiqued the card with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink (which mixed with the chocolate chip Stampin UP ink and gave the backgrounds a real cool red tint), and distressed the edges with scissors.  The die cuts are made with Spellbinders and the Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from Archievers.

Easter Eggs and Flowers

Hello!  I haven’t been slacking off.  I have been creating, but just can’t seem the find the time lately to take pictures and/or post!

I made these Easter Eggs for a table decoration at my in-laws.  They were super easy and pretty cute if I say so myself!  I used different designs of paper tape to cover the eggs and sealed it with Modge Podge.  Then made flowers with McGills botanical lily punch, copic markers and decorative top straight pins.

Hope you have a Happy Easter!

   

  

Cupcake birthday

It’s my daughters 10th birthday today!  I can’t believe I have 2 children in double digits.   I made her card using Waltzing Mouse sketch for this week.  I really loved how it turned out!  I used patterned paper from DCWV’s In the Kitchen stack, the cupcake and sentiment stamps are from Waltzing Mouse’s Frame It set and inks ( Chocolate Chip, Delightful Daffodil,  Mambo Melon) are from Stampin Up.  Easy Peasy, but very pretty.

Fire truck birthday card

Hello!  I made a boy (or girl, if she likes fire trucks!) birthday card following this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

I used Stampin Up Good Neighbors stamp set for the houses, trees and sentiment.  The fire truck is a digital stamp from Waltzing Mouse that you can find in the Help for Katie donation set (see the side bar for info).  I colored the truck using Copics and hand cut the road.

Thanks for stopping by!

Candy

Butterfly sympathy card

Wow!  The holidays have kept me from my crafting – I am in withdrawal mode!  I finally found an excuse because my husband’s hairdresser’s father died and he needed a sympathy card to give her.  

I used the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week as my jumping off point.

I used Because I Care hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God’s Blessings, Butterfly punch, solid paper and inks from Stampin Up.  The Squares were cut using Spellbinders dies.  The paper is from The Best of Barb Walton.  After stamping the flower images in Concord Grape ink I colored them in with Copic markers.  After they were colored I inked the flowers with versamark ink and embossed the images with sparkle powder.  The butterfly was made by punching the image in Concord Grape and the patterned paper. Then I applied the versamark ink to the top layer of the butterfly and embossed again with the sparkle powder.  The doily is a Martha Stewart punch.

 

Great Big Hugs

It seems the majority of my family has birthdays the last half of the year.  So, another birthday card from me.  This one is for my 90-year-old Grandmother.  I decided to follow the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week.

The Kraft, yellow and red paper is from Recollections.  The inks are from Stampin Up.  I trimmed one edge of the top flap of the card with a scallop punch, then ran the red and yellow papers through the cuttlebug in the circles and swiss dot folders.  The yellow paper is overlayed with a sheer yellow ribbon for Two Spellbinder die #14 were used for the cut out.  They were stamped with the Waltzing Mouse coordinating stamp set then colored with Copics.  The oval was cut out of the second stamped image, then the sentiment and “underline” were stamped within it and popped up with dimentionals.  A little bit of bling finished off the front.  The inside is stamped and embossed with a sentiment as well.

Purple Music card

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is my sisters birthdays this month.  My middle sister is very different from my youngest sister and myself (not always in a bad way ;)).  She loves purple and white (a holdover from sorority life) and she is more modern in her tastes than I am.  So coming up with an appropriate card design could have been challenging.  Thankfully, Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge came to my rescue. 

I thought this unique design would be perfect.  Of course, I used purple and white (Stampin Up Concord Grape paper and ink).  I decided to use the WM Musical Backgrounds stamps.  First, I stamped the grape paper with the musical bars in coordinating ink. Then I used the treble clef and bass clef to make a random design on the white paper with the grape ink.  Next, I cut off a corner and layered it over the concord grape so the music bars are visible.  The tag was made using Nesties fancy tags.  After being stamped with a Stampin Up tiny sentiment, I sponged over the tag with the concord ink and added a little bling (what girl doesn’t like bling).  Then I tied some embroidery floss around it on one side, and popped it up.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated.

Candy

Musical Card

Waltzing Mouse Challenge blog has a sketch challenge this week.

I was really puzzled at first, but then I started to come up with elements as I went along.  First, I used WM’s Musical Background stamps for the background of the card.  Then I made the pocket for the tag, free hand.  I just measured the size I would need to hold the “tag” plus a little extra on the sides and bottom to fold under to attach it to the card.  I didn’t want a big pocket because I wanted the background to be very visible.  I used the sentiment from Bountiful Baskets, the note from Musical Backgrounds and the flourish from Vintage Labels 4.  I inked the edges of the envelope in black.

The person I made this card for is very into music and I was having a hard time figuring out what to do with the tag.  Just as I was wishing for an instrument stamp, I realized I had just received a new Cricut Cart – Rock Princess.  Sure enough, there was the perfect cut, a guitar!  I cut it out, stamped the Unity sentiment on it (couldn’t ask for a better one) with white ink and embossed it with white powder.  Then I rubbed the Versamark ink pad over the whole guitar and embossed with glitter powder.  The effect is awesome!  I hope it comes through in the pictures.

On the inside I stamped more music notes and a sentiment.

Finally, I inked the edges of the card in black.

Thanks for looking!

I always appreciate your comments.

Candy

Fancy Tag

Waltzing Mouse blog is having a contest asking us to make a “fancy” tag.

I used Spellbinders labels #4 for all the shapes.  All stamps, except for the Christmas tree, are from Waltzing Mouse.  I embossed the stamped frame and little twirls on the main tag with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I really like how shiny it is!  The tree is from Inkadinkado.  All the coloring is done with Copics, including the outlining on the frames.  I used Gold, Xmas Red and Picket Fence Stickles on the tree for the star, ornaments and flocking.  The three little gems are by Stampin Up.  Using a punch from Stampin Up I made eight holes through which I threaded the red ribbon, then added the gold ribbon at the bottom.  I found the ribbon and black velvet flowers at Archivers.  The green “branch” with red berries is from my home decor Christmas stash.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking!

Candy

It was really windy when I took this picture!

Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card using the sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  I used Antique Linen to ink up my new text it stamps for the background. Then I used my Vintage label #4 stamps for the outline. The flowers are from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Unity. Finally, I tied a ribbon around the card and sewed a button on (I was afraid the button would fall off if I used adhesive).
It’s simple, but I don’t feel you want a lot of fluff and bling on this type of card.
Thanks for looking!
Candy

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