Sunday, May 6, 2012

WMS May Release - Day 2

Hello, hello!

Here we are at day two of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release countdown. Three new sets will be available for sale on Tuesday, May 8th. We will be sharing previews until then! Today's set is another companion set, coordinating beautifully with Compact Sentiments. Called Compact Family, this set contains just about all the words you might need to address your sentiment to someone specific! I'm sure you'll quickly see how well this set goes with others, but my samples for today focus on the phrase building you can achieve just with Compact Family itself.

The set includes the ability to use either spelling of Mom/Mum, so you'll be covered regardless of which one you use!

For this card, I stamped my sentiment (all separate words) and then filled in around it with the mum images from Big Blooms Chrysanthemums. A post-it note mask was just the ticket here. Right in time for Mother's Day!

This next card is a little scrappy fun.

Again, my sentiment phrase was created using all separate words - see how wonderfully these will go with the simple phrases in Compact Sentiments?

Heirloom Patterns, Chicken Wire, and Vintage Banners make an appearance on this card as well, bringing some fun patterns to the mix.

I love the ability to create a custom sentiment! How fun for your recipient. Well, I won't keep you any longer - head over to see what the other ladies have created today!

Have a great day!


Best Mum Ever Card
STAMPS: Compact Family (available May 8th), Big Blooms Chrysanthemums - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Purely Pomegranate - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK" Wisteria Wonder, Purely Pomegranate, Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries

Lovely Friend Card
STAMPS: Compact Family (available May 8th), Heirloom Patterns, Chicken Wire, Vintage Banners - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!
PATTERNED PAPER: Storyteller (Out of Print Collection)- Basic Grey
INK: Spring Moss, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; River Rock - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Tab punch - Jenni Bowlin; Tiny attacher - Tim Holtz/Advantus; 1" Starburst punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Wood Veneer Arrow - Studio Calico; Washi tape - Cavallini & Co.; Standard Circles Large Die - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Button


  1. Gorgeous cards...I really adore all the layering of the stamps on the first one. Beautiful.

  2. Fantastic!! Such rich, beautiful colours on your mum card. Love how you layered up all the chrysanthemums. Your friend card is gorgeous too.

  3. Oh wow Anya! These are both fabulous cards - those compact family sentiments look great x

  4. Hey Anya, what a lovely job you have made of these sweet sentiments. They're definitely going onto my wishlist! Kx

  5. These new compact sentiments are great - I do like the fact that Claire has included both Mum/Mom spellings! I really like the chrysanthemums on your first card!

  6. Beautiful mum stampings on your first card Anya! and I love all the components of your fun tag/card design! Great use of this new sentiment set!

  7. I love the big chrysanthemums! They make a great frame!

  8. Gorgeous cards Anya, your masking on the first card is superb!! such a crisp effect!! hugs to you!!!

  9. Clever to use the mum with the mums!

  10. These are both so fabulous...
    love those gorgeous blooms!!
    A card that would make any mom weep with joy!
    And a what a fun "scrappy do"...
    love it!!
    Can't wait to get this one in my hands! :)

  11. I am very partial to that second card (although the first one is fabulous with all its awesome masking)......Love all the elements you pulled together!!!

  12. These are charming Anya!! Thanks for showing how easy it us to use the individual words!!

  13. Lovely cards beautiful stamping techniques love the colours used. Love these sentiments a real must have.


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