Today is the last day of sneak peeks for the March Waltzingmouse Stamps release and then it’s on to shopping! What’s your favorite set so far? Maybe it will be one of the two sets the design team is sharing today: Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners. Yes, banners from WMS are coming your way!
Vintage Banners is compatible with the new Nested Pennants and Nested Lacey Pennants dies from Spellbinders. I don't have mine yet, so I simply cut them by hand, which was easy peasy. These first projects do contain the banner stamps, but...I saw ice cream cones! That's right - these banner stamps also make adorable ice cream cones of all sizes. I made a little birthday ensemble for my daughter, who has been talking about her birthday for months, and we still have over two months to go! Those fun little ice cream delights in the photo, above, are actually erasers. She will love them!
The little ice cream cone box (or my version of a tussie mussie) is made by stamping four of the large plaid pennants from Vintage Banners. I cut the shape out by hand, but added about an 1/4 of an inch on each side so that I could score it, fold it back and adhere it together with the other pennants (it does require a little snipping on the pointed end to make it fit together nicely). After all four were adhered together, I added an ice cream top, which I cut out using my (once again) Silhouette digital cutter. The ice cream got some paper punched "sprinkles," a healthy does of glitter, and a button cherry on top. The sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes and was stamped onto a smaller banner from Bitty Banners:
I was having so much fun making ice cream, I went ahead and make a coordinating card. Same elements as the box, only this time I used a smaller pennant shape from Vintage Banners. Love the polka dots, as always! The background was stamped using the star shape from Bitty Banners and a sentiment from Back in the Saddle.
Now, ice cream cones are fun, but I had to make a, well, banner! I can already tell you that these banner sets are going to make some fun, easy cards! Here's one I made for a little guy who's turning five soon. The sentiments and number "5" are all from Half Pint Heroes:
And this time my paper punched sprinkles turned into confetti!
- Claire Brennan
- Anya Schrier
- Belinda Chang Langner
- Bonnie Sharp
- Carly Robertson
- Julia Aston
- Laurie Schmidlin
- Lynn Mercurio
- Mona Pendleton
- Sandie Dunne
- Sarah Martina Parker
Thanks for visiting today! Make sure you come back tomorrow; I’ll be waltzing with the design team to celebrate release day. It’s almost time to shop!