Monday, November 18, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas

Good Morning!

Today is the first day of a week-long holiday celebration at WMS called A Waltzingmouse Christmas. We will be sharing samples of some of the new holiday sets (that have already been released and are available for sale in the Waltzingmouse store!) as well as some of the older sets. WMS is debuting coordinating dies this month (!!), so we will also be incorporating these into our projects.

Today, I am sharing the Holly Sprig Die Set, along with some peeks of the Alpine Christmas stamp set.

The Holly Sprig Die Set is a thin steel closed die. It coordinates with the large holly sprig and berry cluster from the Festive Foliage stamp set - one of my all time favorites EVER.

For my first card, I combined three snowflake images from Alpine Christmas, stamped onto cream cardstock and die cut with a circle die. I die cut the Holly Sprig as an accent for my design, but found that it was going to overlap my sentiment. I just snipped one of the leaves off, and covered up the edge with the berry cluster. Instant new look! The stamps line up beautifully with the die cuts, and there is a lovely border with lots of room to see where you're stamping.

For my second card, I incorporated the die cut holly into a background design.

I love the texture that this adds to the design. The holly was die cut from the same green cardstock as the banner, then stamped with the solid holly image. I inked the edges a bit with Distress Ink then adhered the die cuts onto the banner, trimming off any excess. I paired the green with a brighter shade stamped with the Woodgrain background. The sentiment and little Christmas village are all from the Alpine Christmas set. I love the vintage feel of this one!

That is it for me today, I will be back tomorrow with more holiday creations. Here are the rest of the Design Team links for today!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! Have a super day!

Merry Christmas Card
STAMPS: Alpine Christmas, Cabin Plaid Backgrounder, Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Crumb Cake, River Rock, Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp - SU!; Coffee Archival Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Holly Sprig Die Set - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Standard Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders

Happiest of Holidays Card
STAMPS: Alpine Christmas, Festive Foliage, Woodgrain - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Spring Moss - PTI; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, Bravo Burgundy; Smoky Slate - SU!; Spring Moss - PTI; Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Holly Sprig Die Set - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Diamond Stickles - Ranger Industries


  1. Simply gorgeous cards both of them stunning
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  2. Beautiful designs on these Anya! Love the snowflake circle!

  3. Anya your cards are so lovely! So excited for the new WMS dies! You showcased the holly die so beautifully! Love the simplicity of the first card and the incredible texture of the second!

  4. Adore what you created Anya. So beautiful.

  5. These are just beautiful....Thanks for sharing!

  6. Simply scrumptious Anya! I love the way you've used the dies, what a magical touch!

  7. Gorgeous!! Love the vintagey feel and oh how excited I am about these new dies!!

  8. ACK...fantastic projects Anya. The addition of the dimension from the holly die cuts looks amazing...what a great idea! Also really like the circle of snowflakes in those yummy colors. Amazing job (as always...I'm such a fan of your style)

  9. Gorgeous cards Anya . Love the holly background ! Love the new dies.

  10. Two warm and charming creations Anya!! Love your sweet first card with the featured flakes and darling little sprigs. And your second is equally as lovely with your little snow scene and dimensional sprigs!!

  11. very cute. I have a hard time using craft colors. you did a great job. love the subltle stamping for the back ground.

  12. Gorgeous Anya! I can't wait to get my hands on the new dies!

  13. Anya they are both just perfection...
    I LOVE that holly and is the perfect compliment with the Alpine...
    just pure gorgeousness! :)

  14. WOW (nuff said!) Your distressing adds such a warm feel to these Anya - like sitting by a cozy fire. The second card with the vintage sentiment and little village is stunning - clean and perfect!


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