Today’s the last day of Waltzingmouse Stamps November Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP) and I don’t want it to end! It’s been so much fun to see all the special holiday craftiness, don’t you agree? And the best part of the whole thing is that I've managed to get some projects crossed off my list! And here's one more...
Every year we get our daughter's picture taken for the holidays and send it out in cards to family and friends. This year I'm feeling like we could do without the fuss and expense of a formal photo session. I think it's part of my "organize and simply" the holidays mood I've adopted lately.
The other day, while the sun was out, I snapped a photo of Olivia with our dog, Maxwell. After a little photo editing, I thought it would make an adorable photo card for Christmas. Above is how it looks from the outside. This is a petal card that I downloaded for my Silhouette. I used holiday paper from SEI with this great hounds tooth print. The label is a Labels Eighteen die from Spellbinders stamped with a frame from the Very Vintage Labels No. 18 set. It's hard to tell, but the cardstock is a pearlized ivory. It's so pretty in person and has a nice sheen. And the sentiment is a perfect fit for the label and comes from A Cottage Christmas set. I stamped and cut out a small poinsettia from Big Blooms - Poinsettias and adhered it on the top with a few black adhesive rhinestones in the center.
But my favorite part is the inside. I added a Velcro dot for easy opening, and the ribbon slips off...
To reveal the cutest little duo you've ever seen...
I stamped a sentiment from Seasonal Remedies and it fit perfectly in the space near the bottom of the photo. I used white StazOn ink and inked the edges for a snowy effect. My photo editing included turning the photo black and white, softening the edges and adding some "snow" for more of a wintry look. This is now my newest favorite photo and I can't wait to use it for our cards this year!
On this last day of SOAP don’t forget to stop by and visit some of the other design team members to catch some wonderful eye candy:
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
We hope that you have enjoyed and been inspired by the past few days from our Stamp of Approval Parade which has highlighted Claire's lovely Christmas and holiday sets. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition! Here’s the details…
Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamps images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.
We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire you be creative. You have one week to complete and link your project, as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on August 10th, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight Pacific. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on November 11th. Good luck!