First off, a big thank you to all you ladies and the gent who’ve left me such wonderful comments. Today is the Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps October Release, the day before the release. Tomorrow, you will be able to purchase the sets we have been showing you, plus the two sets we will be highlighting tomorrow on the design team blog waltz. Stay tuned!
Today the design team is showcasing 2011 Holiday Ornaments and Santa’s Coming to Town. I apologize, I got so carried away with the ornaments that I forgot to budget time for Santa. I don’t want to end up on his naughty list. That’s for sure! So, I will definitely be making time for Santa in the very near future.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Flourishes-Scallops and Dots, Seasons of Love-Tags, Very Vintage Christmas, Festive Foliage, Frame It, Say it Loud-Winter Holiday
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky
Other: i-rock, Hot Rocks crystals; WRMK Corner Chomper
Lastly, I wanted to leave you with some of my tips about making paper bows:
For both kinds, you’ll want to use a light-weight paper (I used SU! Whisper White, which I think is the maximum thickness you’d want to use). Most DP would be perfect. Heavier-weight paper will crease instead of bend.
For the more complex bow, I used good ol’ glue to put it together, instead of staples or brads. I feel glue gave me more control in arranging the bow “petals.” Plus, there is less bulk. Then, instead of the measurements on the SCS tutorial, I used the following for the big bow: All strips were 3/4” wide, 8 @ 5 1/2,” 4 @ 4 1/2” and one at 3 1/2.”
And I’ve hoped you’ve come to expect it because there is so much more inspiration for you that is just a click away!
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan (Owner)