Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz


It's time for another Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz, and this month's theme is Christmas/Winter!

I have been collecting some 6x6 Christmas-themed patterned paper pads lately!  In the past when I have purchased papers, I then had trouble incorporating them into projects.  So I have been trying new things, and actually USING what I buy!  When I saw the Peppermint Collection by Crate paper, I knew that I wanted to combine it with the new WMS set Santa's Coming to Town!

Those lovely traditional colors with the text all about Santa was a perfect fit.  I used the Santa silhouette from Santa's Coming to Town, and a label from Very Vintage Labels No. 1, which coordinates with Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities.


I stamped the image in Versamark, and embossed it with black powder.  It fits perfectly over the little circle in the center of this image, with just enough peeking out to look like a pinked edge!

Can't wait to see all of the Christmas projects today!  If you would like to participate, or follow along and visit the other participants' blogs, just look HERE in the Waltzingmouse Forum!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Santa's Coming to Town, Very Vintage Labels No. 1, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection, PTI white
Ink:  VersaMark, Fresh Ink in Basil, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities, Fern ribbon and red pearls by A Muse Studio, red jingle bell, twine

33 comments:

Kary said...

Kelly, this card is so gorgeous!! Santa looks great and the papers are so pretty. Love the red jingle bell too. Great job!!

Debgem said...

What a super vintage looking card. Love the papers and the Santa silhouette looks fabulous! Great job!

cbuswell said...

LOVE this. Perfect papers! I really love that Santa silhouette! One of my fav's!

Lise said...

Beautiful card. Love the cute red jingle bell.

Inkyfingers said...

That paper is the PERFECT match for the stamp on this lovely card. I take your point about using all the papers in your stash. I could wallpaper the house with my collection!

Cammie said...

Perfect pairing of papers and stmaped image! And I love the red bell. I'm pinning this card.

I'm Renee said...

This is gorgeous!
Love this image with these incredible papers...
it's perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So classy Kelly! Great mix of patterned paper and stamps! Love the green label mixed with the Santa silhouette!

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabby creation, looks great embossed!

Ali x

Helen said...

Oh wow, I love those patterned papers and the image of Santa could not be more perfect, sat in the middle of the Labels One stamp design. What a totally fabby Christmas card Kelly xxx

Jeanne J said...

Kelly, beautiful card! Love the colors - especially the green frame on the Santa silhouette!

LaurieJ said...

You and Jen.....you're making me wish that I'd ordered this set!! Such a festive card. LOVE the traditional colors and that little jingle bell!

Julia Aston said...

what great papers with your wonderful Santa silhouette Kelly! love the ribbon and tiny bell!

Cathy Weber said...

I have no idea what you mean by "use what you have bought"! LOL. I love that patterned paper and it is just perfect with that sweet Santa cameo. I love this card, the green bow and the bell with the tea dye on the edges of the label. Great job and glad you got some use of your patterned paper!

Super Jen said...

The DP you paired with the images is FAB!

Karen H. said...

Wonderful card. Love that pattern paper!

Sharron said...

LOVE this--now I REALLY wish I had ordered this set! Your card is fabulous--and I love that you incorporated that wonderful paper. The red pearls and bell make perfect accents!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the card and the paper really goes with it. I have this set so I can hardly wait to do something with it!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous card - those papers are scrummy and go so well with the stamps.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Kelly, your card is gorgeous!! LOVE your papers and how you framed that beautiful Santa silhouette!!

BethieJ said...

Your card is FABULOUS!! LOVE that PP... it is perfect with that stamp.. and WHAT we have to USE what we buy! LOL!! I am TRYING to work on that too!! It is just so fun to shop and keep them here in my house! HA HA! :)
Have a GREAT day! Happy Waltzing! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Kelly this is the most adorable card. Love your vintage paper which looks fantastic with your lovely red jingle bell!

Pauline said...

Ooo, thar Santa fits perfectly inside that label! Gorgeous traditional colours, and perfect layout, makes a stunning Xmas card!

Bumblebee said...

Lovely vintage looking card, and the ribbon and bell are so cute!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

It just doesn't get any more perfect, Kelly. The simple silhouette against those wonderful busy patterns couldn't have been better chosen. Glad you stopped hoarding those pads!!:) I was visiting the Smethers family in CA last week and told them I had had the personal pleasure of meeting you IRL and that you truly were as sweet as you seemed even tho' you put Bubba on the naughty list. He does appear to have some Grizzly in him, but on closer inspection it is really all teddy bear!!:) Hugs and Happy Waltzing; I enjoy seeing those creative fingers dance...(I'm off to make curried rice and turkey for dinner)

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card. So full of Christmas cheer. Also, that is an amazing and original idea you had to use your patterned paper! Why didn't I ever think of it? Off to consider the possibilities!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh, fun... love the silhouette of Mr. Claus.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore those papers and they are the perfect match to the new sets in my opinion! I love your card! The frame for Santa is perfect!! Well done!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Don't you LOVE this collection?? I love everything Crate Paper, if we're being honest :)

I love how you combined it with this set - awesome card!! :)

snowbear said...

Love that jingle bell in the middle of the bow... nice touch to a pretty card!

Kim said...

oh my goodness, I am in love with this card. The santa is just way too sweet!

rudlis said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Cheryl said...

Fantastic card!!! Love that Santa image and the little red bell on the bow.