November 4 of a Kind Waltzingmouse Style (A little blog candy, too!)
This is going to be a long one, but bear with me, there will be some blog candy offered at the end of my post. It's 4 of a Kind time again and this time our hostess is Renee Lynch one of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Mischief Makers, so I am sure you can guess what brand of stamps Renee sent us in our kit...Waltzingmouse of course! That was fine by me as I have been using them almost exclusively for the last six months. For those of you who don't know what our 4 of a Kind posts are all about, here's a little background. Every month 4 friends, Renee Lynch, Joyce Mehrberg, Kim Heggins and I have a little fun making cards using the exact same "ingredient kits" sent to us by that month's hostess. Our challenge is to make a project using at least 4 of the ingredients. We can use more and use anything else we have on hand, but there has to be at least 4 things from the kit included on our project. I was the first hostess and I have to say my three friends totally blew my little kit out of the water. Every month the kits have been better and better, packaged cuter and I am going to have to really step up my game when I host again in January.
Here are a few pictures of the "kit ingredients" we all received this month from Renee:
Didn't she send us a lot of gorgeous ingredients using Waltzingmouse Sewing Box Christmas? Did you notice all those cute little tags, ricrack and I hope you can see those super-cute snowflake buttons all packaged up and tied with the most beautiful gingham bow.
I guess I've talked enough about what was in my kit, how about I show you what I made with it?
First, a red/white card. For this card I used the embossed white snowflake panel, and red stamped Sewing Box Christmas mittens. I stamped a WM Nordic Winter pattern on the mittens and embossed it in white and added a ton of white flock. Don't those look warm and cozy? I even used one of the little kraft bags that our buttons were packaged in and slipped in a few of the tags that Renee stamped for us.
I added some more stamped images to them, more Nordic Winter images a few more snowflakes, even one of the cute snowflake buttons. I slipped the tags into the kraft bag and tied the whole thing up with some of the red seam binding ribbon that Renee sent us. I cut a cute little banner using one of the sentiments she included and layered it over a strip of polka dot paper, also included. I can't even count how many pieces I used for this one, but it was way more than 4, that's for sure.
For my second card, I used the Sewing Box Christmas mittens that were stamped on the cutest patterned paper. The patterned plaid paper are from Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather. The blue and red look so pretty together. I layered the mittens over a die cut doily and then attached it to a PTI Tag Sale ornament. I added a little bow of wrinkled ribbon and another of the snowflake buttons. The last touch was the sentiment, and this is where the blog candy comes in. Renee is going to give away a free set of the gorgeous sentiments from Waltzingmouse stamps called Say It Loud Winter Holiday kindly donated by Clare Brennan, the owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps and also the designer of all these gorgeous stamps. Wasn't she generous? Here is a picture of Say it Loud Winter Holiday.
There are so many sentiments for just about any Winter occasion, including Halloween and Thanksgiving! Doesn't that sentiment look pretty embossed in black? So shiny and festive. All you have to do is leave a comment on all four blog posts and one person will be randomly drawn to win that great stamp set.
Here's a link to the other three blogs. I am sure you are going to see some fabulous cards made with our 4 of a Kind kit ingredients. Don't forget to leave a comment. You have until 11:59 CT on November 18th to enter this drawing.