Today I'm sharing some vintage Christmas goodness using two of the five new sets releasing October 7th: Text It and Compliments of the Season.
During the busy rush of the holiday season, I try to maximize my crafting time by making more than one item with the same supplies. When I saw the great sentiments in Compliments of the Season, I had several ideas in mind, starting with a photo card using one of my favorite holiday photos of my daughter:
This photo was printed in sepia tone, giving it a vintage look and feel. I just love the expression on my daughter's face! Next I created a library pocket to hold my photo using my Silhouette. I sized it to be just slightly larger than my photo and cut it down a bit so that the faces in the photo would show. I then stamped the front of the pocket using one of the text background stamps from Text It. Can I tell you how much I love Waltzingmouse Stamps background stamps? I love that they are large enough to cover the front of a card without having to match it up at the ends, which can be very difficult. This set is no different! I love the variety of fonts included, especially the one I used on this project. It reminds me of a letter to Santa, or a page from a favorite Christmas story. Sigh. Okay, to make my sentiment, I used the Labels 13 die from Spellbinders, but cut the top and bottom to leave the curved sides. I didn't want to cover up too much of this great text background!
And one more look at the tag. This snowflake was also created with my Silhouette. I cut multiple shapes at a time when I use this tool. It's great to have extras on hand so you don't have to keep coming back to cut another needed shape.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope I've inspired you to get started on your Christmas cards a bit early...lol! Just kidding! I only wish I could be that organized at this point!
Now there's plenty more to see, so make sure you visit the other design team members for more peeks:
Belinda Chang Langner
See you back here tomorrow for a another day of Waltzingmouse sneak peek fun!
Stamps: Compliments of the Season, Text It (WMS)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), cream, Christmas Magic Strips (Fancy Pants Design)
Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap distress inks (Ranger), Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Other: Aqua Mist vintage button, twine, Fine Linen satin ribbon (PTI), Labels 13 die (Spellbinders), snowflake button, classic and scallop circle dies (Spellbinders), foam mounting tape, Vintage Cream felt (PTI)