Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release, Day 1

Good Morning!

Today I am happy to bring you Day 1 of the countdown for the February Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

For the next three days we will be sharing previews of a new stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available for purchase on February 28.

I think you will just love today's set. It is innovative and definitely fills a niche for gift giving! Let me introduce you to Gift Card It and the coordinating Gift Card It Dies.

The Gift Card It stamp set is jam-packed with sentiments for accompanying a gift card as well as for creating some of your own! The Gift Card It die set contains the tools to make fab little holders (like the tabs you can see on my card for keeping your gift in place), as well as die cutting your own gift card shape.

Gift cards tend to be my go-to gifts for the guys in my family, so I love how this set can help me to step up the presentation a bit. I made a more masculine card for today to show off how great these elements work together. I just happened to have a Lowe's gift card laying around (they are like gold in this house right now) so I designed my card scheme around that.

The background pattern was created by stamping some of those little bitty accent elements from the Gift Card It stamp set. I wanted something a little geometric and slightly hardware-ish (a bit of a stretch, huh? ;)

The Gift Card It die set was used to cut the two half-circle tabs that hold the gift card in place. Both tabs are on one die, so there is no worry about getting them lined up - the die places them perfectly! I also used the actual gift card die from the set (cut in half) to create the black mat the card is nestled on.

I will tell you - the teeny tiny stamps I showed today don't even scratch the surface of the beauty that is in this set. The fonts are to die for and there are some amazing scrolly leaf designs. I'll be back with more tomorrow, but until then be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team links for today. We will be sharing previews through Friday when the sets will be available for purchase. Enjoy!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! Have a super day!

STAMPS: Gift Card It (available February 28) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Going Gray, Brilliant Blue - SU!; Black - Wplus9; Soft Stone - PTI
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Gift Card It Die Set (available February 28) - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Woodgrain Embossing Folder - Darice


  1. Love the background you made on this, fabulous masculine card too!

  2. A great gift card die.. makes giving gift cards more fun!

  3. Such a great idea for the man in your life! Love the details-especially the wood grain background holding the gift card.

  4. Brilliant, Anya. Dressing up a gift card from Lowes can be a challenge, but you have done so in such a fashionable way. Well done!

  5. What a great masculine design Anya - matching perfectly with the look of the Lowes gift card! Don't you just love the little dots and star burst in this set?!

  6. Great card Anya! I am so intrigued by the small stamps that you created your lovely background with! Masculine cards are always a challenge! This one is wonderful!

  7. I like this the bold colours match the gift card perfectly! Really like the wood grain texture too.

  8. Oh my goodness, I initially thought the background was pattern paper. How very cool - well done! Love those little stamp designs! Perfect for a masculine theme.

  9. Wonderful stamped background Anya - the sleeve is clever and puts the die center stage. So smart to add the wood grain to tie it all together too!

  10. Terrific guy gift card! Love the colours and textures!

  11. I love the masculine feel and that background you stamped! Great job!!

  12. Great guy card - love the background!

  13. I LOVE this!!
    I knew you would do something amazing and eeekkkk...
    you showed me how to use this set...
    no extra's...
    to make a perfect "guy" gift...
    just love it!! :)

  14. Great masculine gift card holder. I like the stamped background and the embossing.

  15. Your hardwarish is perfect!! Love it Anya!!

  16. What a great gift card! I love all the little extra details that Claire adds to her stamp sets!

  17. Great masculine theme...love the textures and colours.


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