Monday, March 1, 2010

For My Dad

Hi there!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps new release blog hop!

If you're hopping along with us, you should have come here by way of Lynn's blog. If you just happened to stop in, the fun starts with Claire on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog.

Prizes are also up for grabs for two lucky commenters! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team Members' blogs, the other will be chosen from the comments left on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog. So let us know what you think of the new release!

For the past few days, I have been previewing Roses In Bloom; but today I thought I would share something using another new set, Very Vintage Labels No. 3.

Something a little different.. I used one of the smaller labels to create a simple patterned background. The little circle is also included in the Labels 3 set.

The sentiment is a mush of a few different words from the Little Box Labels set. I kept everything else simple, rounding the bottom corners and adding some silver brads. I thought we might all be able to use some man card ideas! I don't know about you, but I struggle!

So here's a recap.. three new sets are being released this month: Roses In Bloom, Very Vintage Labels No. 3, and Nestie Eggs. Digital papers are also a new addition to the store. They will be available this month in three patterns: Celtic Lunettes, Celtic Squares, and Victoriana. We also have an incredible guest, Jak Heath hopping along with us and a fun announcement - WMS is opening its own forum!

Your next stop along the hop is Bonnie. Don't forget about the prizes!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps: Very Vintage Labels No. 3, Little Box Labels, Very Vintage Christmas - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!; White, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!
Other: Silver brads; White gel pen; corner rounder

92 comments:

  1. Wonderfully simple, a lovely design, xx

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  2. Love how you created your background paper with the label ~ fabulous masculine card, Anya!!

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  3. How very VERY clever Anya! Love this look and yes, I will be casing it lol!

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  4. Gee, I wouldn't have thought of that - and that's exactly why I love it-lol! What a great idea :)

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  5. Lovely use of color for a great masculine card. I like the straightforward sentiment.

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  6. Great way to use the labels stamps. I'm getting my first labels 1 stamps soon from Claire and what a great way to get even more mileage from the stamps!

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  7. This is a GREAT masculine card!

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  8. what a great guy card Anya! and such a creative 'out of the box' design made from the labels set!

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  9. Fantastic! Labels aren't just for labels! What a great design.

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  10. A strong card... well done!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  11. Great card! Always looking for a great male card!
    CindyB

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  12. I struggle with man cards too, but you've done a fantastic job on this one. The pp you've created is a very clever way to use the label stamps.

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  13. This card is exactly my style! Thanks for the idea :-)

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  14. I agree, it's always a challenge make male cards...and I have 6 nephews...!!!
    great card

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  15. Anya, this is SO CLEVER! I love to discover the versatility of any stamp and you've certainly done that here! And this is really a great masculine card too!

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  16. OH WOW ANYA, so simple but so striking, great use of the labels 3 set!!! Brilliant- Thank you!!!

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  17. ANOTHER fabulous handstamped dp, these are so fab! Love your color scheme, makes it have a very nautical look that I love!

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  18. Great idea!! I love hand stamped designer papers. Yours is so creative.

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  19. LOVE this idea! How clever to use labels 3 stamp to create such a unique dp.

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  20. You've cleverly created a very tailored pattern. It's great for man cards, but would also look wonderful as a backdrop for a more feminine look.

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  21. What a great use for label stamps. This makes an excellent masculine card. Great design!

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  22. It was SO creative to use the Labels 3 stamp in this way. Love it! And thank you thank you for the "man" card. I too struggle for appropriate ideas.

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  23. What a great idea! I really like this masculine card!

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  24. What a great idea! I really like this masculine card!

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  25. What a fantastic way to create a background! This is so bold and crisp. I love this card.

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  26. i LOVE your card! i will have to case it for my dad! i have major issues with guy cards. i would have never thought of using that stamp for a background...you are brilliant!

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  27. Oh, I love that fun stamped background! Great CAS design, too!

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  28. I love the pattern you created using the label stamp. Very cool!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a nice card for your dad. I don't do enough masculine cards, yours is wonderful! Hugs, michelle

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  30. What an amazing background! How you ladies figure out how to combine your stamps in such amazing ways is beyond me. Love it!

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  31. Oh Anya, the CAS design of this card is so striking. I LOVE the shape of that label stamp, and the BG you created with it is amazing. You are so talented.

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  32. Wonderful card, thanks for the inspiration.
    Sian
    x

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  33. Great card design! Love how you used the labels set stamps!

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  34. Wonderful masculine card!! TFS!

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  35. A perfect "man" and Dad card. Love this look.

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  36. What a fantastic pattern!! GREAT masculine card -- I love the CAS style of this!!

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  37. Oh Anya - you are one creative lady. How clever to use the images in this way. I love it!

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  38. Love to see masculine cards. The color is great and I love the simple style....elegantly male!

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  39. Love this idea!! Thanks
    Great card!

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  40. Simple and elegant! Love it!

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  41. Great masculine card! Can never have enough of those, LOL~

    TFS~

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  42. Very cool! I love that image as a background. And yes, I need all the help I can get with man cards!!

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  43. Neat card. Very simple but classy.

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  44. This is such a great idea, Anya! I must try that out the next time I'm playing around with my labels stamps!

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  45. Great design and masculine card!!

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  46. Love the background you made with Very Vintage 3. I'm a pushover for any set that works with Nesties. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. An absolutely fabulous card! Love how created your background!!

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  48. I love the pattern you've created with the label stamps! So creative!

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  49. I love making backgrounds using stamps the weren't originally intended for that. Such versatility. Great job.

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  50. This is a stunning "male" card Anya!! I love the idea of creating a simple background DP using the label stamp!! Its very manly. xxx

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  51. The background is just simple enough to make it special for that special guy! Thanks.

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  52. Now I am going to look at my frame stamps in a whole new way. Thank you for this! Great manly card, too.

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  53. Brilliant use of the labels stamp! Great Man card! :)

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  54. A very clever masculine card Anya!!!! Lovely!!!

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  55. Fabulous, love how you overlapped the images, great design!

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  56. Love it...always struggle with masculine cards..thank you for sharing!

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  57. What a great manly man card. I just love how you used the stamps to create this sweet background.

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  58. What a great card, clever use of the stamp.

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  59. How clever of you, and what a lovely card for your dad.

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  60. You have created such a wonderful bg with that stamp set. Great colours too for a masculine card.

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  61. What a great use of the label set, and it really does make a great "man's" card! Really want to get going on making one similar to yours. Thanks so much for the lovely idea.
    Greetings from Sally in France
    stampsally@yahoo.fr

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  62. I'm always looking for ideas for masculine cards which aren't the easiest for me. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  63. Simple, yet elegant. Great choice for a man's card!

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  64. Anya, I love how this turned out. The color scheme is great, and the pattern you made is stunning.

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  65. What a clever way to use those labels stamps. It's a very masculine card.

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  66. How clever you made a pattern with it!! Love the idea - thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. What a terrific way to create a background. Must give that a try. Love the card!

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  68. These are great projects! I just love that the stamps coordinate with Spellbinders leaving endless possibilities!

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  69. Very clever. I'm going to give this a try.

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  70. What a great masculine card. Love the way you used the labels.

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  71. Absolutely genius the use of this stamp for a card well done!!!! ciao Lory

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  72. What a great card--I love the background, it is a perfect "guy" card!

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  73. What a great masculine card -- love the geometric design, the blue color & the pop of shiny silver brads -- all which make it very manly!!!

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  74. Such a great masculine card! Love it!

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  75. Anya this is WONDERFUL!! Love your stamped background paper!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  76. love it ! such a great idea for a man card, they can be so difficult.

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  77. great masculine card. great color. Job well done.

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  78. What an ingenious use of the stamp set--to create such a lovely background pattern. I'll have to try that when I win the set (fingers crossed).

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  79. Love the pattern you created--simple yet striking! Great card!

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  80. We can always use a man card. Most of us have such a hard time creating anything resembling masculinity. A great idea to use the stamp repeatedly for the awesome design. Your Dad will love this card.

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  81. Wow, really cool how you made the design using the stamp. Love card samples for guys. Thanks so much.

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  82. Amazing! What a creative design! I also love what you have been doing with Roses In Bloom!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  83. Wow! How cool! Would be great on white and all colored, too!

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  84. Thanks for a great idea for a guy card!

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  85. That's a great geometric look.

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  86. What a fantastic idea!! Love how you did the design paper! Fantastic 'male' card.. they are a huge issue for me, lol.

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  87. Yay! A Labels 3 stamp set. Can't wait!

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  88. Very creative and definitely genius! I really like this card. There aren't enough guy patterns/stamps/embellishments, and therefore, cards out there!

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  89. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea. I have 3 boys and struggle making cards for them, must have a go at something like this.
    hayley

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  90. What a great use of the stamp - the background pattern you created is just perfect for a "guy card!" Love it!!

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  91. What a clever, outside the box design!!! A great 'masculine' card, too!

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