Sunday, February 26, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release Preview, Day 1


And a good morning it IS, something to really crow about, heee!  Today is the first day of the previews for the Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release, and we are showcasing 3 of Claire's wonderful new sets:  French Country, Chicken Wire, and Make Your Mark!  These sets, along with SIX other ones, will be released on Wednesday, February 29th!

My first card features the rooster and a sentiment from French Country, and one of the Chicken Wire background strips.  I masked off the rectangle frame from the previously-released Frame-It set to make a little scene.  Kind of reminds me of an old-fashioned label, don't you think?  A button sunshine to finish it off (shout out to Lori Tecler who always places hers so perfectly :)


I couldn't resist getting folksy, and thought back to the wonderful woven basket tutorial by Brenda Quintana.  I have used it twice before, and it's really fun to make!  I stamped patterns from French Country onto the horizontal strips.  Used the Fleur de lis from the set to make the border around the top.  Added a little tag using a certain shape that will be revealed later this week!  There's that rooster again...he's my newest favorite image!

For my finale, I decided to use the images in a more elegant fashion to make an "Anniversaire" card!


This card was made solely with images from French Country!


First, I stamped a background with smaller images from the set and colored them with Copic markers.  Added a label image that just so happens to fit the new Spellbinders Labels 25 Nestabilities!  My nesties didn't arrive quite yet, but fussy cutting did the trick!  Stamped a sentiment from French Country inside, along with 2 little border images from the previously released, Ovals-Classic Frames.


I used the Guide Lines Impression Plate from PTI, and stamped the fleur de lis from French Country inside the diamonds.  Added a big bow made out of bias tape.


Couldn't leave without showing a glimpse of the BACK!  Stamped with one of the wonderful new images from Make Your Mark!

I think there are a few other ladies that are just as excitied as I am today!  So off you go on a trip through the French Countryside (and you don't even need to buy a plane ticket!)
See you back here tomorrow for Day 2!


Supplies:

Good Morning card:
Stamps:  French Country, Chicken Wire,  Frame-It, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream and Kraft
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler, VersaMagic Night Sky, Fresh Ink in Chocolate, Antique Linen Distress ink, PTI Vintage Cream ink
Other:  yellow button and embroidery floss

Basket:
Stamps:  French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy, Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  PTI Kraft twill ribbon, eyelet, twine

Bon Anniversaire card:
Stamps:  French Country, Make Your Mark, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, A Muse Studio Winter Sky, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress inks, Copic markers
Other:  bias tape, heart pin, PTI Guide Lines Impression Plate, A Muse Studio cranberry pearls, corner rounder punch

35 comments:

Pauline said...

These are wonderful Kelly, I love the woven basket, and the beautiful anniversary card, just stunning! I'm now very excited!

Robin said...

Amazing cards and projects! These sets look fab!!
Robin

Helen said...

Wow, wow wow!! Kelly what you've created with those stamps - just stunning!! I love the little basket in particular - too cute - cant wait to see more :)

Deborah Frings said...

Your projects are so different; the simplicity of the rooster card with the chicken wire, the very pretty anniversary card and the sweet basket! Love them all.

Sandie said...

Beautiful selection of creations, each so different yet all equally as wonderful. The basket is so pretty, I may just CASE that ;)

Kathi said...

Hi,
I love the colors you used and the "folksy" look. Everything looks so nice. :-)
xx Kathi

cbuswell said...

Just stunning Kelly, love your sweet basket!

Deirdre said...

Love your amazing creations - all stunning.

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous projects today Kelly! Your first card is so wonderfully CAS and fun! love the framing and the button sun! Your basket is a craft after my own heart (!!) - love the colors you used, the fleur de lis stampings and the pretty rooster label! The background stampings and coloring are beautiful on your 3rd design!

Cammie said...

These are such fantastic and creative showcases for these new stamp sets! I applaud your talent and appreciate the time you spent in creating each.

mab822 said...

What wonderful projects! Love them all; particularly the basket.

carefree creations said...

I love the composition of your first card - what a great way to use the frame with curving the sentiment.

Holly Saveur said...

Love th basket gorgeous card too!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh my...that basket is perfect, Kelly! I love the color you've used and your coloring on the second card is terrific! Such a nice way to show off these new stamps. Good job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards and lovely basket! Oh I love the colors and the designs used on all of them.

Cathy Weber said...

That basket is so cute! I loved it and can not wait to give it a try myself. You outdid yourself today Kelly, every single project was gorgeous. The patterned paper you created using French Country was stunning, especially with that gorgeous white bow. Really beautiful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What beautiful projects Kelly! I love how you added color to all the sweet little flowers! That basket is amazing! Such a fun country charm!

Renee said...

Well now I just have to go buy some bias tape since I now have seen it used by a professional and think I may be able to do this...
fabulous bow BTW!! :)
OMG!!!
Kelly...
I die!!
Love that sweet card with the chicken wire...
the colors!
And that basket...
OMG!!!
FABULOUS!!!
And then I can't even start on all that stunning stamping on the 3rd one...
GORGEOUS!!
All of it!!
You captured the essence of country...
and I love it!! :)

Karen M said...

Everything you have made here is s o fantastic and amazing to think it all came from just one set! Love your wonderful creativity and super ideas! Kx

Kara said...

your basket is so incredible!!

Sharron said...

OMG, these are SO WONDERFUL! Adore the CAS design--so sweet! And the basket--WOW--love this! I do basketweaving and have always intended to try stamping on my baskets. Now I so want to try this!! And your birthday card is gorgeous--gorgeous bow! And the design using French Country is amazing. Just can't tell you how much I love your post today! And I can't wait to get this set!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow woman....what amazing projects you have created. Such creative designs, and I had to look twice on your basket because at first glance, I thought you had painted and stamped a real basket. Talk about realism!

The background you created for your anniversary card is amazing...and what a clever idea to use your button as a sun rising up for your French Country card. Truly fabulous!

Becca Feeken said...

Eeeek, Kelly! What an amazing eye full! I'm loving everything but there's a special place in my heart for that basket!! I love your take on each set and the coloring is spot on! Your sweet spirit envelopes everything you do and it shows!!

Belinda Langner said...

LOVE that basket! Way too awesome!

Rachel W K said...

oh my goodness i love love every one of your projects! the colors are SO country but chic at the same time! love that chicken wire stamp :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Vickie Z said...

Wow....love the country French going on here!!! The rooster and curved sentiment is wonderful, fabulous basket, and gorgeous card with the flower bg!!!! I CAN'T wait to see these sets are their way to my house!!!

Karen said...

That little basket is SO cute!

Rebecca said...

I love that first card. It's clean and simple with a big punch. I can't wait to get my hands on that chicken wire stamp!

Helen L said...

I LOVE your cards!!! That rooster with the button sun is brilliant, and the other card with the fabulous background stamping and that gorgeous bow!!! I'm pinning them on my Pinterest! Thanks a billion for the great inspiration :-)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Beautiful projects, Kelly!!

Susan said...

Great cards and a wonderful woven basket - wow! Thanks for sharing!

~ Ali ~ said...

Wooooeeeee thaqt woven basket is sensational....wonderful projects Kelly.....fabulous inspiration!!

Ali x

maria f. said...

Kelly, your Good Morning card made my day. Perfect in its simplicity. Love the feel. And those two sets.

LaurieJ said...

Wow Kelly, wow wow wow! Everything is so dreamy that I don't know where to begin. Ok, first, the color schemes, French Country perfection! And your basket and tag combo - I adore it. Your background coloring on the anniversary card is exquisite and I love the "CAS-ness" of your first card. Thanks for the inspiration!

anya said...

Ummmm I don't know what to say. Your rooster on top of the chicken wire, with a button sun and the curved sentiment? I die! ;)

Your basket is too amazing for words, and your French Country card is so warm and rustic and the colors are amazing - I wish it was my birthday! ;)