Monday, February 28, 2011

WMS March Release Day Three

Well, its Monday morning, but I have more goodies from Waltzingmouse Stamps to share with you, so that makes it a bit better. Waltzingmouse is releasing five new sets tomorrow! Today we are previewing the last two new sets,Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners!

Banner images are all the rage, and your requests for a WMS version have been heard loud and clear!

Vintage Banners is a wonderful large scale set (think Vintage Ornaments) that coordinate with the Nested Pennants and Nested Lacey Pennants dies released by Spellbinders at CHA. Word through the grapevine is these dies will be available mid-March, but the set is very easy to use without them!

Would you like to see?

I wanted to take the look of a hanging, strung banner without actually doing so. So I created an accordian-fold card to hold my colorful birthday banner.

Its like a party in a card (and pretty darn impossible to photograph)! ;) Each banner flag is made up of one large gingham and one medium polka dot banner image. These are so pretty! The gingham ones are just gorgeous!

I used my pinking shears again to cut out the gingham flag. A strip of glitter was added for a finishing touch. Wouldn't this be a fun birthday card for a little one?

Today's second card features Bitty Banners. This mini set is packed with little banner flags of different sizes and shapes.

This card features the long banner, and I used a combination of the solid and outline images. My color scheme came from this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

I stamped my sentiment (from Asian Gardens Additions) right inside one of my flags. Once adhered to my card base, I stitched down one side.

I topped it off with a pretty wood button!

To round out my projects for today, I thought it would be fun to make a tag. I used Bitty Banners again to put together my take on the classic blue ribbon!

I started with a tag base that I had inked and distressed. I stamped a whole bunch of the star banners in light blue ink, then again in dark blue ink. I snipped out the middle of the dark blue banners and adhered them to the center of the light blue ones. These would be fantastic for Independence Day!

Once I had assembled my bi-colored banners, I adhered them behind my sentiment
(from Vintage Banners), which was matted with a pinking circle. What fun!

So that's it for today, please be sure to visit the other Design Team members sharing previews of Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners today:

Have a great day!



Birthday Wishes Banner Accordian Card
Stamps: Vintage Banners, Way Out West (available March 1),
Bountiful Baskets Additions - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter - Stampin' Up!; Pinking shears

Best Wishes Banner Card
Stamps: Bitty Banners (available March 1),
Text It, Asian Gardens Additions - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Snow Day, Restoration Collection - Crate Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up!; Coffee Archival Ink - Ranger Industries; White pigment ink
Other: Rustic Cream button twine - Papertrey Ink; Wood Button -
Perfectly Pretty

Hip Hip Hooray Tag
Stamps: Bitty Banners, Vintage Banners, Way Out West (available March 1), Vintage Circles Small - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Snow Day - Crate Paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist - Stampin' Up!; Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Coffee Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Standard Circles Large, Small Pinking Circles - Spellbinders; Caramel Apple, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Tag - Stampers Anonymous


  1. Wow I can't wait to get to your blog each day........You really showcase each of these new sets so well!
    Love every one of todays projects ..... again!!!

  2. Anya, your are just incredible, nothing else covers it, these are stunning, what a fantastic idea for a fold out card!! and that wee card is so dinky, and that rosette!!! genius!!! So impressed with all of your goodies!!!

  3. Fabulous creations, Anya. Love the tabletop banner...what a brilliant way to display these lovely layered pennants.

    Your pennant card is just as fabulous with your great textural background and your pennants stitched right on top. Outstanding!

    ...and your tag - oh my, but that tag is a wonderful combination that I would have never thought of...What tremendous inspiration.

  4. Great banner card, but I do love the rosette using the star banners, such a fun tag.

  5. WOW! Oh my, Anya, these projects are amazing! I LOVE your blue ribbon card! And the banners...and a gingham one? EEK! Who wouldn't love that party card of endless pretty patterns...great job!

  6. Hi Anya,

    Oeh, looooove the projects that you made with these stamps!! The fold out banner is amazing! And the card with the horizontal flags, oh, love it! And also the pretty pretty rosette that you created! Fabulous and really creative ideas!!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  7. three wonderful projects Anya! the big banners look so pretty with the colors you've used and I love the pinked edges!

    Your banners card is adorable with all the different sizes and colors and the added button.

    and you WIN the blue ribbon with the wonderful design on your tag!!! how very clever!!

  8. Someone pick me up off of the floor! These are SO fun! And that tag! You are a GENIUS! Can't wait to try that. :)

  9. Your projects today are totally inspired, Anya! Wow! I first saw your work in CardMaker magazine and then later realized you design for one of my favorite stamp companies, WMS! How cool! I'm now a Google Reader subscriber to your blog...thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Amazing!! I just love everything. The rosette is a wonderful idea.. ingenious!!

  11. I have to stop and catch my breath! Love your projects. First of all you said the magic word - gingham. Your pendant card is fab! And those Bitty Banners, too cute. But my absolute fav is the distressed blue ribbon tag. It made me gasp. Love!

  12. love all of your creations!! especially your muted color pallet! :)

  13. Absolutely fantastic!!! I love the banner multi-fold (because I'd hate to make an actual banner also, and this would make a really fun birthday card!) Your creations are just wonderful, and I can't wait to copy some of your great creations! TFS!!

  14. Anya....these are fabulous! I love them all, but I especially love your wee tag - how you've created the rosette is genius and I love, love, love the colours!! Gorgeous. xx

  15. Fabulous projects, Anya! I love your banner card and your blue ribbon tag is amazing!! What a cool idea!

  16. Great projects Anya. Love the way you've employed the colours on your bitty banner card :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  17. Beautifully done Anya! Truly special.

    Oh, and did I mention how much I love your new blog banner, you world traveler you?

  18. Oh my Anya! What an awesome collection of cards! Love the pinked edges! Thanks for the inspiration~Now I KNOW I must get a pair of these scissors :)

  19. Anya your projects are out of this world! I love all of them!

  20. What a neat and original hanging banner card. Love your colors and layers! I'll have to try that. Your long banner birthday card is so cooool! Rockin distressed Hip Hip Hooray tag, as well! :)

  21. Just love that card with the banners. You must have had too much fun putting those together.

  22. Beautiful, fun, and fresh colors. Love all your projects. That tag is stunning!!

  23. you say we screamed for banners? surely not us - the wms demanding crowd ;) i'm super psyched about this and love all the projects i see. the accordian card is amazing - perfect for also putting a lil scrapbook together. love your hand made blue ribbon - neat ideas to create one using all the banner pieces. bang for your buck!

  24. Wow! This post is just packed with crafty goodness! Beautiful work! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

  25. WOW WOW WOW, those projects are amazing!! Love that accordian card!

  26. Drool worthy! Just pure scrumptiousness!! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  27. These are just great - love the rosette on the tag!! Brilliant!

  28. Wonderful - love the long banner card and the rosette on the tag is fab!!

  29. Beautiful cards! Just beautiful! Simple designs but the main element really it !!!

  30. WOOOOOOOOW! You blow me away with these beautiful creations! I LOOOOOOOOOVE all three! I love that banner card with the banners on the left side---so clever and pretty! GREAT Job:) Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}


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