Saturday, May 5, 2012

WMS May Release - Day 1

Well hello there! Welcome to day one of the countdown to the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release. This month, three new sets will be released. The sets will be available for sale in the WMS webstore on Tuesday, May 8th. Claire, as well as each of the Design Team members, will be sharing previews of the new sets each day until the release, so I hope you will stop back to see what we have going on. Let's get started!

Today we are sharing previews of Half Pint Heroines, an often-requested follow-up to the Half Pint Heroes set.

This set is adorable in every way, featuring some really unique images in the same 'half pint' style.

Tell me who doesn't love a gingham elephant!

These line images are perfect for paper piecing, and that's what I used on this card. I pieced just about everything separately, lovingly fussy cutting all those bits. The elephant's head was cut out twice, and the second layered onto the first with foam tape to add some dimension.

This little girlie has some spunky pigtails, and I added her to the elephant's basket. Combined with the perfect 'need a lift' sentiment, this card is really appropriate for any age.

Of course since the new Half Pint Heroines set is styled in the same vein as Half Pint Heroes, the sets are easily interchangeable.  How about a fun wedding card?

I have to admit, I did a little happy dance when this one worked out!

The car (along with the gent) are from the original Half Pint Heroes. With just a little bit of masking, I managed to fit the bride and groom in the car together - don't you love her hair flowing out behind them?

The tin cans (do you have the tradition of tying tin cans to the bumper of the newlywed couples' car? I hope so, or this card won't make any sense to you!) were almost hand-drawn, but then I spied the periscope on the submarine from HP Heroes. With a little bit of fancy inking, I managed to just stamp a portion of the image and could go in with a fine-tip black pen to fill in the rest. The string from the car was drawn in as well. 

The wedding day sentiment is from the Compact Sentiments set.

I hope today's cards got you thinking, you don't need little ones to have tons of fun with both of these sets.  Now, if you DO have little ones, you will absolutely need to add this set to your arsenal!

So that's what I have for you today! Here is the list of the rest of the Design Team members sharing previews today:

I can't wait to hear what you think so far! I just love hearing all your feedback on the new sets. I'll see you back here tomorrow, ok?


Need a Lift Card
STAMPS: Half Pint Heroines (available May 8) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up!; Fine Linen, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Story Teller - Crate Paper; Farmhouse - October Afternoon; Que Sera Sera - K&Company
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Postage Stamp Die - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Sewing Machine - Janome; Washi tape; Rhinestones - Recollections

Wedding Day Card
STAMPS: Half Pint Heroines (available May 8), Half Pint Heroes, Compact Sentiments, Heirloom Patterns - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
INK: Onyx Black Versafine, VersaMark - Tsukineko
OTHER: Standard Circles Large Die - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Polka Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Copic Markers - Imagination International


  1. Oh wow, just totally utterly adorable!!

  2. Your cards are great Anya and the second one is just brilliant - you are so clever!

  3. Adorable stamps and cards! The way you added the cans is so clever. We just bought a new Beetle, so the couple in the car speaks to me. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

  4. Oh my goodness, Anya...these are just adorable. Love how you combined the Heroines with the Hero set for your wedding card...look at those tin cans. This is just BRILLIANT!

  5. So adorable! Love how you paper pieced the elephant.

  6. Love it. The paper pieced elephant is brilliant. cute cute card! The wedding card is ingenious, I just love how you've combined the sets.

  7. Just adore that paper pieced elephant. But it's about time our hero had a companion!

  8. Oh, cool! These cards are awesome, Anya! And looooove that elephant! This new release is one ofmy faves, know that already, hi hi!
    Hugs, Wendy

  9. SO SO Sweet..LOVE IT!

  10. Ab-so-lute-ly A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!!!

  11. Ohhh...I LOVE the gingham ellie!!! :)
    And your paper piecing skills just leave me with my mouth dropping in awe!
    Such amazing fun!
    And the wedding card...
    just amazing!
    I love it!! :)
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! :)

  12. Oh gosh, what adorable stamps! And I love what you have done with them. Love the paper piecing on the elephant--that gingham pattern adds so much!

  13. Arrrgh!!!!! OMG Anya!!!! This is just CRAZY CUTE!!!!!! I can't believe the wedding couple in the car with the tin cans - BRILLIANT! You've got me smiling like an idiot! You totally rocked this!!!

  14. I just LOVE both of your cards Anya! the paper piecing on the elephant card is wonderful - love the postage stamp framing and the most creative way you made your wedding card with the couple in the car and the fun cans! So inspiring!

  15. That gingham elephant is so pretty paper pieced with that sweet little girl and wow, do I love the wedding card! How you ever thought of those cans behind the car from the periscope...genius!

  16. So, so cute. Love your fussy-cutting ability with the elephant. Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. These are so cute, Anya, and your masking always inspires! Great job!!

  18. I ADORE this gingham elephant Anya!!! SOOO cute, and what a genius idea to combine the images to get a wedding card!!!! You just amaze me missy!!!!! Hugs!!

  19. Awesome cards, Anya!! Love the gingham elephant and the flowing hair in the wedding card. Just Amazing!

  20. Just love the wedding card! The couple are so cute and your trailing tins worked out brilliantly! Fab!

  21. Ack! These are both so incredibly cute! I'm so excited about this set and all of the new life it will give my much-loved Half Pint Heroes. Your pieced elephant is especially adorable!

  22. Love both of your cards: the gingham elephant is so cute, and the couple in the wedding car is so clever!! i'm hoping to use it for my neice who just got married last week: love your clever ideas!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :-)

  23. Those canvases are just gorgeous - so lovely for a little girl's room. I think your tin cans on the car are fab! What a great idea!

  24. Oh goodness, these are soooo sweet and whimsical! Love both of your cards, their perfectly sweet!


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