Friday, May 10, 2013

WMCCC April 2013 - Old Bean Christmas

OK I told you I had every intention of getting caught up with the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges and since it feels like winter here in the Chicago area I guess I'm feeling the spirit.  It is cold enough to make me want to turn the furnace back on and the petals of the cherry and apple blossoms blowing in the wind look just like snow.  The May challenge just posted so I'm not too far behind.   The challenge for April was to make a Christmas card with a stamp not originally intended for Christmas.  Such a clever idea - multi purposing your stamps and thinking of clever new ways to use them!

I'm loving the border in the "My Kind of Guy" set - it is so versatile, and I think it makes the perfect garland background for this one.    I hope you like it - it's a little cheeky!   To  make the center image I cut out the quilt pattern with a Spellbinder square die, and then used a square paper punch to get those cut outs perfect.  Just flip the punch over so you can see exactly what you are cutting off!

Thanks for having a peek!  Have a beautiful day!!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse My Kind of Guy, Santa Was Here
Card Stock: Papertrey WHite, Pure Poppy
Dies:  Spellbinder Standard Circles, Classic Squares
Ink:  Stampin Up! Gumball Green, Real Red, Versafine Onyx Black 
Misc:  Square Punch


Vickie Z said...

Too fun!! Adore that image and fab use of that border...haven't used it as much as I should!! The weather is crazy....last week it was warmer in IN (per fam temps) than 80's and sun shining!

Lisa M said...

I am jumping up and down over this one! If it wasn't 5:30 in the morning, I'd go wake my son up. He LOOVES Mr. Bean and all things mustachey. I'll wait 'till 6! ;) This is wonderful to repurpose your stamps for holiday cards. You're brilliant and this Christmas card ROCKS!

Kristi said...

Oh for heaven's sake is this too cute!! I love how you used the sentiments and the little bowler hat guy is precious! Very clever card indeed!

Marybeth said...

I would have never thought to use this set in a million years. Wow …it makes a wonderful Christmas card! Great idea!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, I am truly at a lose of words right now! This card is just so cute, it ozzes cuteness...So stinking clever and so fun. I held off on getting this set and now could just kick myself. Love everything about it!

Pauline said...

Haha, Jeanne, this is such fun! Got me lol-ing!

~Tammy~ said...

Jeanne, this is so fun!!!!

JJ Bolton said...

Oh my! What a fantastic use of that set!!! I would have never thought of it as a Christmas set but seeing you use it makes so much sense:) Love the graphic patterns with that b/w image! VERY cool:)

Kara said...

so cute! love that guy!

Sharron said...

What a clever use of this set! I would never thought of Christmas and your card is perfect! Very, very cool--love it!