Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WMS November SOAP - Day 2

Morning, all!

Welcome to Day 2 of the November Waltzingmouse SOAP. Back today with more Christmas creations!

Leading things off today is a card inspired by this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge (have you played along?).

I know I've said this before, but nothing brings me more pleasure than pulling out a bunch of WMS sets and combining little bits from each. That, my friends, is versatility!

For this card, I used images from Festive Foliage (one of my most favorite sets ever), 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Gingham & Co., and then topped it off with a big, bold sentiment from Say It Loud - Winter Holiday. Stamping happiness!

For my second project, I made a little shadowbox ornament perfect for the tree, to decorate a present - whatever!

I started by creating and assembling a little box, and then I lined it with patterned paper. All the images I used to create my little Christmas scene are from A Cottage Christmas. There are lots of layers and lots of glitter on this one!

A ribbon is threaded through the top so the shadowbox can be hung up. A bit of batting was added to the front of the shadowbox to resemble snow. This was a fun project, and one that would be great with kiddos! I can think of oodles of other Waltzingmouse sets that would be great for this project.

So that's me for today - as always, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. I am working on the pattern for the box I shared yesterday, so I will make sure to let you know when that is ready. Thank you for requesting it!

Here are the other Design Team members that will wow you today:

Have a great day!


Holiday Joy Card
STAMPS: Festive Foliage, 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Gingham & Co., Say It Loud - Winter Holiday - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Scarlet Jewel, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Currant, Latte - Amuse|Studio; Handsome Hunter, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Buttercream Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Apron Lace Punch - Fiskars; Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Smoky Quartz Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Sewing machine

Christmas Cottage Shadowbox
STAMPS: A Cottage Christmas - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Peppermint Collection - Crate Paper
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Real Red - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Simple Scallop Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter - Stampin' Up!; Copic Markers - Imagination International, Inc.; Red Satin Ribbon


  1. I think your Christmas ornament with the cottage is so pretty - I love the colouring and sparkle - so festive. And the card is fab - great colours, lovely gingham and texture too Super!

  2. Anya, your sketch card is AMAZING! I love the sets that you combined! That pine bough holding the ornament is genius! Your shadow box is adorable with that sweet snowman, the fluffy white snow, and the little scalloped topper!

  3. Love the pine bough with the pretty ornament Anya - and your wonderful shadow box scene is beautiful!

  4. OMGoodness, these projects are absolutely stunning. Thank you for the inspiration to use my WMS stamps and triggering more ideas!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. What wonderful creations. Love how you combined the sets, fantastic work. xx

  6. Oh wow, the details on the snowman-card is awesome! Sooo lovely. Almost a shame to give away, hahaha.

  7. Very nice... i absolutely love your shadow box!

  8. Love your cards, and that shadowbox is really wonderful!!!

  9. I'm late...I'm late...
    long story but something like internet difficulties and fudge!
    These are gorgeous...
    I think Festive Foliage is the PERFECT set...
    so realistic!
    And A Christmas Cottage...
    the entire scene is so gorgeous!
    Both are just stunning!
    Love the new pic too...btw! :)

  10. Thanks for more wonderful inspiration! Great use of Festive Foliage and I love all the wonderful details in your Christmas Cottage shadowbox scene!

  11. Any, your card with the ornament is very pretty. I like the colours and the gingham background with the big sentiment is very beautiful, too.
    And your Christmas scene with the beautifully coloured cottage and the little snowman is just perfect.

    Kind regards

  12. Anya, I adore this ornament. All the details, the scalloped swag, the background paper, the glittery snowman scarf! It's just chock full of wintery goodness!

  13. Both of these cards are wonderful Anya! Love the elegance of the first and the shimmery roof on the second!

  14. Fantastic cards! I used your first one as my CASE for the SOAP CASE competition. Thanks for the great design.

  15. Absolutely adorable! I love your ornament - the square, diorama style is unique and delightful!

  16. Girl, you've been busy! LOVE the woodsy feel of your first creation, and the shadow box ornament is AMAZING! So many, fantastic details!


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