A Nutcracker Suite...Day 3 of September Previews/WMSC14 61

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:00 AM | , ,


Hi Friends! Thanks so much for the sweet comments over the past few days on my Waltzingmouse September Previews - if you missed what I have already shared, please feel free to scroll down a post or TWO ;) So many fabulous projects that Claire & the rest of the Waltzingmouse DT gals have created so far - don't you think?

It's Day 3 ALREADY of the Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release previews & time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Here is my take: Isn't that tree just darling? I think so :) Just take a look at all the intricate detail that embosses so beautifully.
To make the trees in both of the following cards, I inked up the tree images with Versamark ink then stamped it on green, yellow & brown cs, embossed with white embossing powder, cut each piece out, inked the edges a lil' with distressing ink then pieced it all together again! Using a red Copic marker, I added a lil' color to the hearts.

Claire was really thinking International when she designed this set! Talk about VERSATILITY! Note the lil' tag on the second card? God Jul to all my Scandanavian Friends! The Nutcracker Sweet set is jam packed of so many amazing images - this post only contains a few!Next up is a gift ensemble featuring so many goodies - A card, a treat bag full of nuts & a lil' gift card.

I love a red & white color combo for Christmas so I ran with it for this set. I think the Nutcracker Prince & all images included in the Nutcracker Sweet set are so classy & elegant, it doesn't matter what color you use!
To break up all the gold & red & add some contrast, I pulled out Pic-Nic Patterns, inked it one of the background images with VersaMark ink & embossed with white embossing powder. I used a S5-023 Mega Ovals LG die template to cut/emboss my Prince (made for a perfect fit) then layered him with a scalloped oval cut/embossed using a S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals die template.
If you visit me often you know how much I enjoy making templates! Well, using the FREE Waltzingmouse Tea Bag Baggie template, I made a treat bag & filled it with a bag of almonds. So simple to make, yet looks so pretty :) This sample measures: 5"H x 4"Wx1 1.5"D


After cutting out the template, I created a window in front using a S4-190 Labels Four die template then adhered a piece of acetate on the inside.

Please be sure to hop on over to see what Claire (Owner), Lisa, Julia, Carly, Lynn, Anya, Bonnie, Jennifer, Belinda, Laurie & the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers have created surely to get you inspired :) That's all for today - Hope you come back tomorrow for The Waltzingmouse September Blog Waltz! Thanks for looking - Be Sweet!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Nutcracker Sweet, Pic-Nic Patterns

Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, S4-142 Long Classic Rectangles LG, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles LG, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-190 Labels Four, S5-023 Mega Ovals LG, S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals, S4-081 Tags Five Shapeabilities®, I2-1006 Floral & Stone Impressabilities®, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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61 Sweet Comments So Far:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful cards and projects, mona! i love the little tag hanging from the bow, button, and pin on the card. too cute! wonderful colors and textures. your creations are always so yummy! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Davi said...

LOVE the nutcrackers!! The goodie bag & tag, wonderful card and small card are fabulous gift set. The colors and embellies are sooo nice. The dp and texture on the cute tree have such a soft snowy look along with the lovely lace!! Fabulous job as usual Mona!! Have a great weekend!! :)

Ann said...

Oh mega gorgeous post Mona - you've outdone yourself today! I didn't think I like the Nutcracker Prince as he seemed a bit spooky to me but I love the trees and beautiful cards you've created. And the treat bag is so pretty with its gift card that I think I'm now sold on this set.

Ros said...

You never cease to amaze ... Fabulous once again

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Mona,

Wow, what a wonderful tree that is!! I love it! The stamp must be beautiful, but you made it even more pretty with how you made this card! Love it! And those nutcracker cards are gorgous as well, I saw many colored nutcrackers, but this one is in one color and works very, very well, like it a lot!

Hugs & a fab weekend!
Wendy

debsgems said...

Hi Mona

I love these card - I think Claire's designs are wonderful, but the way you guys interpret the images is just amazing!! Love them.

Regards, Deborah x

Debbie said...

Oh, that nutcraker is absolutely beautiful! A 'must have'!!! TFS!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful Christmas card & goodie bag, Mona! Love the soft colors you chose for both!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Julie

Melissa said...

Day #3...holy cow, Mona! I LOVE the uncolored Nutcracker, so elegant! You have such an amazing eye for detail!

Which circles/scalloped circles did you use for the treat box tag and the little note card? I saw that you had listed them, but I want to make sure I have the right fit!

Cheryl B. said...

You were truly inspired. So many great ideas. Thanks for showing us we don't have to color in the nutcracker to make a great card. The tree is perfect for the sketch. I can't wait until the release.

Carly said...

Yup, you did it again! These cards are just beautiful!! You have such great style!

KimCreate said...

Just spectacular, love how your treat box has nuts to go with the nutcraker. All of it is beautifully done!
Kim

Lola G. said...

I've been fretting about the Nutcrackers, thinking I couldn't do them justice if I couldn't color them in the fabulous way that Claire has been showing. Now I get to see how gorgeous they are all by themselves -- these projects are so beautiful and inspiring (and the font for the sentiments is one of my favorites of all time)!!

Mirna said...

Absolutely fabulous! What a gorgeous project, Mona! You've out done your previous 2 days! I didn't think that was possible!

Pammy said...

Mona, this is "blow me away" gorgeous! I absolutely love that incredible Christmas tree and how you stamped/embossed it! That card is magazine cover quality! I also love your nutcracker card and gift box! The papers you used on both are fabulous and I love that stamp! You are an amazing lady!

Helen said...

Wow, what a breathtakingly beautiful ensemble!! The nutcracker image looks truly amazing stamped on it's own without adding any colour. Really classy!!

Diane Jaquay said...

My goodness Mona, these are breathtaking! The tree stamp is so pretty, and your gift trio is fabulous, your attention to detail is impeccable!

Julia Aston said...

Ohhhhhh - your patterned paper is just perfect for your lovely tree Mona! and the Nutcracker ensemble is just gorgeous! I love how pretty it all looks without having to color him all in!! Wonderful tags and laces!

Jen said...

Really beautiful Mona!
and with these cooler AZ mornings we have had the last two days, I can almost feel Christmas coming. :)
Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Another jaw-dropping preview post, Mona! LOVE everything that you have created for this release.. you've been a busy lil' crafter this week! Hugs!

Linda Robinson said...

WOWZER.. These are fabulous.. So many wonderful creations.. I just love the card with the Christmas tree.... Thanks for all the inspiration my friend.... Hugs, Linda

Charmaine Stack said...

Mona, all of these are fabulous. Love the tree cards. I also appreciated seeing cards and tags made with the nutcracker that show how great he looks even when not coloured in. Lots of possibilities for quick items there.

Julia Young said...

Mona you are so amazing! This is another "killer" project! Wow, I really love the nutcracker prince stamp and I'm happy to see that it looks great without pulling out the copics!

Kerry said...

Dare I say breathtaking! That's exactly what these cards and gift box are! Mona, you really are an unbelievable designer! I bet when designing these, Claire never thought her Christmas tree stamp and that Nutcracker could look so stunning! This is just amazing to me!

Julie said...

Magnificent set Mona! I absolutely love all of these stamps! That nutcracker is amazing!

Julie said...

I don't know which is my favorite, the tree or the handsome nutcracker! You really make me want to buy everything WM makes! This is an incredible reveal! Everything is gorgeous!

Marge said...

Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G creations, Mona!!! I wanna be YOU when I grow up! LOL!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous creations Mona! Love these Christmas sets. Youd did a wonderful job with the embossing on the tree and the Nutcracker is too cute! I am going to play along with this sketch and see if I can crank out a template too. :)
Have a great weekend
Hugs,
Heather

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the nutcracker stamp and the almond treat bag is awesome! So pretty, Mona!

Sensible said...

Unbelievable set Mona! This might be the most gorgeous things you've ever created! I'm blown away!

Yesnir said...

Oh Mona, thank you so much for turning me on to Waltzing Mouse stamps! I just love her style and you make all of it look so gorgeous! That tree is definitely my favorite! I love how you used the multiple colors and the embossing! It turned out fabulously elegant! You always amaze me!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the nutcracker project, remind me so much of New York City, I can feel christmas in the air now. Love that fresh color on that first card too, fabulous projects!

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely projects once again, Mona. I love the Celtic-feel of the tree and who doesn't love a good nutcracker?? ; )

Stella said...

The cards..., the gift ensemble....they're all breathtaking. I can't just pick one; I love them all. Each time I'm here I can hear myself say ohhhhh and ahhhhh. Fabulous!

Angie Hewitt said...

Totally, fabulous project, Mona! Your nutcracker is so beautiful and I love his color simplicity! Also that Christmas tree really is incredible; I love the embossed parts! And that gift bag looks so versatile; the DP you used will be a Christmas favorite! There is just too much to love here! lol!

Meredith said...

Red and White is the theme at our house over the holidays! But I love the way you aged yours, it's so gorgeous (as always!). Love the way you used the template and added a window... *noted* ;)

Andrea Lombard said...

Oh my, Mona, this is such a beautiful gift and card set! Super job with both the tree stamp and the awesome nutcracker! What a great presentation!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful creation Mona. Love how you coordinated all the pieces into one coherent set. You must have one BIG light tent to photograph all those projects in one shot. Very impressive! (as always, girlie)

Keri said...

Mona, I am so excited about the coming holidays because of you! These cards and that gift box are amazing! I love your nutcracker prince dude! You did such a great job with that stamp! Also, I love the celtic look of that stunning Christmas tree! So astounding!

Teri Holister said...

Hope you are having a creative weekend! It really looks like you've have a very creative week! All your projects are so awe-inspiring! What a way to launch these new stamp sets! Gorgeous work as usual, Mona!

Melanie said...

I absolutely love this project, Mona! You really made these stamps special! What a gorgeous set of designs! TFS!

Claire Brennan said...

Mona I am simply astounded! My hat is off to you!!! You are a superstar! Thank you!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona, your X-mas collection is just WOW...I think I'm getting in the holiday mood seeing all your fabbo ideas this week :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Nancy said...

Breathtaking collection Mona! My God, you are so talented! I just love how you designed these cards and gift bag! What a special reveal!

Jennifer Holmes said...

These are all lovely, Mona! The tree looks just beautiful embossed in white on kraft - great idea! And I love the nutcracker just simply stamped with no coloring. So elegant and festive!

triciasconfetti said...

You blog is always amazing and I love seeing your work although I don't always comment. I have been a follower for a while as Patricia Fojut. On my blog there is an award for you. Sure you have had many in the past but just love your creations. Hope you will accept it.
x Tricia

Heather said...

I, too, love the red and white combo. Our best friends growing up are from Finland, so we've always celebrated with this colour combo. I have some red and white felt heart buntings (decorated with contrasting threads) that I made to hang over doorways. Really pretty!
Thanks for the inspiration today - I feel my mojo returning - finally :)

Sarita said...

These are just stunning Mona. The Nutcracker set is definitely on my wishlist. What a wonderful set you have created with these stamps.
Fantastic work Mona,
Love Sarita xx

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful projects! Your tree card is stunning and the gift emsemble is gorgeous! WOW!

Jessica Hernandez said...

This feels so much like Christmas! Wow, these cards are so rich and beautiful, Mona! I really think you have the best design eye out there! I love how you constucted the celtic Christmas tree using that gorgeous embossing; I must case that card! It's a masterpiece! I also love the nutcracker set especially the gift bag! It looks better than commercial packaging! You are my papercrafting idol! Have a great Sunday!

Laural said...

What an elegant and beautiful set! That nutcracker is so special! I love love love that Christmas tree too! I am ordering the full set from WM!

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1CardCreator said...

I love all the Christmas goodness here! They all are so beautiful and creative. I love your color combination's too. ~Diane

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL MONA! I LOVE everything.. I have that template printed.. now to just make it up! :)
Have a GREAT day!

anya said...

I'm not sure I know where to start! The Christmas tree images look beautiful embossed in white and paired with the pastels. These cards are stunning. The gift set is perfect - what great treat packaging and I really love how the Nutcracker looks uncolored! These are really super, Mona, thanks again for the inspiration!

Ashley Lydia said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Its funny I just found your blog the other day and became a follower. Your cards are fantastic I especially love the christmas card first pictured here that you made with Scandinavian words =) BEAUTIFUL !!!!

Sue Lelli said...

It's beginning to feel a LOT like Christmas! LOVE the tree and how you added that little detail of coloring the hearts in! LOVE the star on top and all the other FAB details!

Pam Hendricks said...

I'm amazed and near speechless, Mona! What an amazing gift set. Love the beautiful celtic tree with that gorgeous embossing! The nutcracker prince set is so beautiful! Absolutely, fabulous!

Kelly said...

Amazing gift set and card for Christmas gift giving! Wow, Mona this is phenomenal! I love it so! Sorry I missed this earlier!

Natalie said...

I just have to say that every card I've seen here is amazing! You are a really talented designer! I love your style! TFS!


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