Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Waltzingmouse Stamps Release – Day 2

So here we are for day two of sneak peeks for Waltzingmouse Stamps October release.  And thanks so much for your sweet comments on yesterday's project.  You all sure know how to make a girl feel good! 

There is so much to share, the design team is going to be challenged to show it all.  But then again, that’s why it’s called a peek, right?!  Well, warm up the cocoa and get cozy, because today we’re sharing a little Nordic Winter.

Let me start by saying that I literally had to make myself put this set down so I’d have other projects to share this week!  Nordic Winter is fast becoming a favorite.  And I loved creating some Christmas projects with my favorite color combination.  May I present...the Kraft, Red and Cream collection...



Love it!  I had a little Santa workshop right in my craft room!  This set is full of terrific textures and patterns.  And you know how much we love the large background building sets.  Well, this one is no different!  Let's take a closer look, shall we?  I just couldn't resist making some little mittens:


I used last year's Nested Mittens dies from Spellbinders to create two little mittens.  I stamped them with one of the background stamps from Nordic Winter to make a fun winter sweater pattern.  Then, stamping some extra mittens, I created the cuff using another, smaller patterned stamp.  I cut just the cuff part out and adhered it to the mitten with foam tape to make a more realistic cuff.  But before I assembled them, I ran all the pieces through my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix textured embossing folder.  It created a great textured look that resembles knit:



I love the look of white ink on Kraft cardstock, but I really love it paired with white embossed stamping!  Can you see the difference?  It really makes your sentiment stand out, too.  The snow flurries were created with Flourishes - Scallops and Dots and the sentiment is from Compliments of the Season:



Now, for the next card.  I had to make some little stockings.  You saw that coming, right?



Ack!  Can you stand it?!  This set contains several different single images along with the border stamps, as well as sentiments.  I took advantage of that and created three different little stockings to "hang" on some red and white twine.  The background was created using Text-It and more flourishes, of course!  I love how swirly and wintry they look:



Now, one thing that I'm trying to do as I create my Christmas cards and projects is to also create tags.  This is a great way to use up scraps or pieces that just don't work on your cards.  In this case, it was really just an excuse to create a bigger mitten!



I used the same technique as on the card, but I combined a few of the knitted patterns.  This set is so much fun to use!  I used another sentiment from Compliments of the Season to complete the tag. 



Whew!  Thanks for hanging in with me for all of those photos...lol!  I love setting up my little photo tent with holiday goodness.  I guess that's why I have so many extra photos this time around!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team is sharing today.  There is some wonderful holiday eye candy here:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes (you're here!)
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker

Come back tomorrow for the third and final day of Waltzingmouse Stamps sneak peeks!  There is still a lot to share, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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25 comments:

Sandie said...

CUTE-ness!!! Wonderful projects, I can see socks and mittens taking over blogland with the release of these stamps ;)

Debgem said...

Red, white and kraft - the perfect combination for such lovely Christmas projects. I love the little mitten card and the stockings look fabulous. Just fab!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...such snowy goodness (love that effect on your projects). This set works so perfectly for any winter clothing and your mittens and stockings look fabulous on your projects. The white inking around the edges gives just the right feel. Love these.

Kelly S. said...

Oh the things you do with that Flourishes Dots and Spots set! You make such beautiful flurries, Jennifer! I just love your warm and cozy mittens and stockings!! You are so right about this color combination being perfect with Nordic Winter. Fantastic projects that made me smile from ear to ear :) see?!!

Kelly S. said...

Errr, Flourishes SCALLOPS and dots...giggle!

Holly Saveur said...

So super cute!

I'm Renee said...

These are fabulous!!!
I love the color combo...
red, white, and kraft...
eeekkk!!! :)
Everything you have created...
is just fabulously gorgeous...
I'm all atwitter with excitement!! :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your sweet mittens and stockings Jennifer! and this color combo is SO Christmas!

Carola said...

WOW, Jennifer, those cards and that tag are gorgeous! I love the combination of red, cream and kraft and I just love your little mitten and stockings. They look as if they were real and I think those flourishes in the background are just perfect for them.

I already look forward to seeing the complete set!

Kind regards
Carola

Becca Feeken said...

Nordic goodness!! Your mittens and socks make me want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa! Jennifer, these are so sweet!

organizedchaos said...

All of these projects made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside wanting to wear those warm socks and curl up on the couch while the snow falls :) Just awesome!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

You've really outdone your self, dearie! I adore all of the cards! I was so inspired I rushed out to buy some mitten and stocking dies online (I did, seriously!). Cannot wait:):)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Again, this is all so GORGEOUS!!! I can see you went crazy, but I can also see why!! This is looking like such a COOL set...

Karen M said...

These are adorable! I have the stocking dies but never knew what to do with them...now I do! Thanks for the fab inspiration!

anya said...

What a perfect wintry ensemble, Jennifer! Love all the details, the colors - you really showed the versatility of this set!

Kary said...

Oh, Jennifer, these are such Wonderful festive cards!! I am so amazed at the wonderful patterns created on the stockings and mittens. Just Awesome!!

Susan Hogan said...

So cute - and love the red! You are all so clever.

Peggysuez said...

So adorable! Had my eye on those nested mittens for a bit now . . . and red and white is a favorite color combo of mine.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Jennifer! What a sweet display of darling projects! Gives me that warm fuzzy feeling knowing Christmas is right around the corner! Love your color combo ;)

Kate W. said...

ACK! Tooooo cute! What an awesomely clever idea! A perfect way to use these stamps!!

LaurieJ said...

Those little stockings and mittens are just the best!! I want a pair of mittens like the ones on your card. Fantastic job.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh my love these. I adore red and it works so well with the Nordic Winter set. CAn't wait for these.

Ali x

Joanne Travis said...

Love this stitched design in the traditional red and white, it's beautiful!

Darlene said...

This is the most awesome use of twine I have seen to date!!

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous colour combination - cannot go wrong with Kraft-White-Red especially with that Nordic Winter 'stitched' set

Thank you for sharing :O)

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