Monday, February 22, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop!


Hello! I'm excited to be a part of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop today! You should be coming from Julie Masse's blog if you're following along the hop. If you didn't, be sure to start at the very beginning at the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog to find the entire list of participants and to see Claire's project. Then I hope to see you back here. :)

This is my first blog hop and I'm happy to be showing my project using Claire's great stamps. I have been a fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps since finding her blog in September. I fell in love with Sewing Box Christmas in the September release and one of that set made its way to my mailbox soon after. I used the set throughout the Christmas season with great success.

As Sewing Box Christmas is my first and only set so far, I had to get a little creative when it came to making a Spring project for this hop. I came up with a little something though. I was inspired by Claire's own real Easter tree she did for the latest release and decided to make a mini version fit for a card!




Using the little tree from the set I stamped the image in ColorBox cocoa ink and then embossed it with clear powder. I then set to making my little "Easter eggs," which are the tiny heart negatives from my Martha Stewart Heart Lace border punch, just modified a bit. I went with various pastel scraps in my stash. I've seen many nice projects on kraft paper lately, and thought I would follow suit, so as to let my "eggs" stand out more. Finished the card off with a little ribbon and my own handwriting sentiment and there you have it. :)

I hope you enjoyed your stop at my little blog on your way through the hop. Your next stop is Helen Berry, who I bet has a wonderful Spring project to share. And remember, if you get lost along the way, head back to Waltzingmouse Stamps for the complete list.

Thanks again for stopping by! And thank you, Claire, for a fun experience!

DETAILS:
Paper - Kraft Cardstock (Wausau Papers)
Image - Sewing Box Christmas - Tree (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Ink (Colorbox - Cocoa), Embossing Powder - Clear (A La Mode), "Easter Eggs" (Stash papers), Adhesive (Martha Stewart ballpoint glue pen)
Embellishments - White Gel Pen (Sakura), Ribbon (Target), Corner Punch (EK Success)

38 comments:

Edna said...

This is real sweet, I like your interpretation...

Angela Mclean said...

Mega CUTE!!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Helen said...

That's so cute and a really clever idea.

Claire Brennan said...

LOL, Laurie, this is genius!! never would have thought of this, fab idea and it looks so cute!! thank you for hopping with us!

Antje said...

What a gorgeous idea, to dress up the christmas tree for easter, LOVE IT!!

Holly Saveur said...

Lovely idea!
Looks very good.

Holly.

Carly said...

How fun!! Beautiful CAS card indeed!

Ruth M said...

Love your sweet Easter tree, it stands out so well on the Kraft!

Pauline said...

Lovely sweet card! xx

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, this is just the sweetest thing I have seen!! I love it, and so CAS and easy to do!! Very inspiring!!

Melissa said...

So cute! I love the little hanging eggs!

kyanos said...

so sweet...love it
hugs

Bonnie said...

Oooo I LOVE how creative you are! This is such an ingenious way to make a spring card!!

MicheyMoo said...

I love how sweet and simple you've made this card. Totally gorgeous. xxx

Nancy said...

So sweet. Love your delicate wee eggs!

Stephanie Gruss said...

This is so sweet! I love what you've put together! Thanks for the freebie template and for letting me play along. Cheers! - Steph

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet little Easter Egg tree Laurie! love the darling little eggs! (or I should say 'wee' eggs in the Claire tradition!!)

Kelly S. said...

This is so sweet with those little pastel eggs against the kraft, love it!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Really love the idea of using that sweet little Charlie Brown tree for a spring tree or an easter egg tree - too cute!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cute Easter egg tree!

anya said...

Super cute Laurie! I love this! Simple and stunning card! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Stephanie Gruss said...

I love your tree, Miss Laurie! I know you had sewing box but I wasn't sure how you'd make this work! You are seriously creative! Kudos!

Stephanie Kraft said...

How cute and clever!!

Tiff said...

Cute CAS card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Squeal...brilliantly clever design! Well done!

whoistracy said...

Oh Laurie this is fantastic! Love the clean and simple layout. You can never go wrong with kraft. We were on the same wavelength when we made our cards I think! ;o)

Julie Masse said...

What a sweet little Easter tree!! I love it on the kraft - the colors just pop!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

How fun is this? I love your Easter egg tree!

Joan B said...

what a clever idea to use the tree for Easter!!! adorable

Mary Duffek said...

Simple and sweet. Love the little egg tree...and the touch of white gel pen with a hand written sentiment is perfect!

Tisha Ann Harms (aka Squish) said...

Very nice -- love your clean design!

Lynne Phelps said...

It is hard to go wrong when you start with kraft cardstock! Love your Easter Egg tree! I had to get creative with my entry also - I used Celtic Heritage set to make a flower!

Kate W. said...

I really like your take on the Christmas tree stamp. You have definitely made it a "tree for all seasons"! Your egg idea is super case-able. Lovin' it!

Belinda said...

Finally got here! :) Now to get to Stephs! Love love love your idea of using the tree in a unique fashion! And isn't kraft just fun?

Lee said...

This is so sweet.

Sharron said...

So sweet! What a wonderfully clever idea!

Peggy said...

Way to go in thinking outside the box!! Love your little egg tree!

Heidi said...

This is so cute! I love the colored eggs against the kraft background.