Friday, November 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse November Pajama Party!

Ready to stay up all night and play?  Just kidding.... but that's what the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party makes me think of.  Staying up all night with girlfriends, making things, watching tv, talking about boys (giggle) ok maybe complaining about husbands... , eating chocolate... you get the picture.  I hope you're ready to party because there's some fun challenges that will definitely help you keep the crazy hectic holidays together.  I know two weeks from now when I'm looking for a tag or a pretty bag for my home baked goodies I will be so GLAD that I made everything I did for today!!  

Here's what I made for each of the challenges... 

1. Scandi tags - Make a tag or set of tags featuring simple clean design - think Scandinavian style. Think red and white! Any of our Nordic and Folk art sets would be perfect for this, but I will let you into a little secret - so long as you use a red and white colour scheme, with maybe a little kraft thrown in, I'm sure you'll pass muster! I'd love to see a Christmas theme for this, but if you don't do Christmas, how about a Scandi birthday tag?
I made a very CAS one layer Scandi Tag, and a fussier version with a white embossing, layers, and lots of pretty trims.  The first is super quick and easy!  
2. Wrap it up warm - Show us your best gift wrapping - make a gift bag or box with a 'cozy' feel, I'm thinking plaids and stitchery....stamp up some wrapping paper - again I'm thinking Christmas but if you have another reason to celebrate we will happily join you!

I stamped the Cabin Plaid onto white card stock, and then stamped the Sewing Box Christmas images in black over the plaid.  I fussy cut the center and layered it over an image stamped on solid card stock. The sentiment stamp is from the Halloween set - Peek A Boo Sentiments.
This is just a kraft paper bag stamped with a sentiment and snowflakes.  The twine is threaded through the opening in the ornament, and the bow is hot glued to the glittered clothes pin.    This makes it super easy to make a handful of these - they store flat.  Just fill them up, fold over the top and clip on that clothespin (peg for my UK friends)!! 
3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - I'm going to ask some of the DT to play along with us, we're going to dig out our Candy Jar Christmas sets

Who can resist the power of the gingies?????
 Or a shaker card?
 Seriously I think a shaker card is my kryptonite!  I just can't resist. You'll hear me ooohing and ahhhing even if I'm in a room all by myself.  Did you know there is a candy jar die now?  Yep!  Super easy to make a shaker!!!

4. Bedtime Story Sketch 

The new pretty panel dies make this sketch a breeze!  I used the Flurries set to make a snowy vision in silver and plum!  The sentiment is from Compliments of the Season, and it fits inside that window perfectly!  Do you see the pretty stitching on the "outside" of the die cut?
Whew!  I know.. lots of stuff to look at right?    Well.....
I hope you're playing along - there's a sweet prize to be had!!   You can get all the details here at the Waltzingmouse Makes Blog!

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps  Nordic Winter
Die:  MFT Tag You're It!
Card Stock PTI White
Ink:  Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Memento Love Letter
Twinery Maraschino Twine

Fussy Tag
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter
Die:  Reverse Confetti Tag Me Too, Spellbinder Classic Squares, Nested Lacey Pennants,  LI Stitched Squares
5/8" Red Taffeta Robert Stanley (Hobby Lobby)
1/4" Twill Chevron Stripe May Arts
Glitter Star - Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
White Embossing powder Zing
Ink:  Memento Love Letter 
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream Pure Poppy, White

Gift Bag
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Sewing Box Christmas, Peek A Boo Sentiments, Cabin Plaid
Small Kraft Bag 3.5 x 6.75"  from Sacks and Things Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Memento Love Letter, W+9 White, Versafine Onyx Black, Impress Tuscan Olive
7/8" Red / Ivory Checked Ribbon May Arts
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse
Mini Clothes Pin

Gingies  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Candy Jar Christmas, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers
Dies: Waltzingmouse Jar Filler Die, Cheery Lynn Dutch Doily Rectangle, Spellbinder Back To Basics Tags
7/8" Sheer White Stitch Edge Pink, Ivory Button Twine May Arts
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Matelasse
Twinery Blossom Twine
Ink:  Verafine Onyx Black, Fresh Ink Cocoa, Memento Luxe Roasebud

Candy Jar  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Candy Jar Christmas
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Sweetie Jar Die Set, MFT Fishtail Flags
Card Stock:  PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink:  Doodlebug Ladybug, Versafine Onyx Black
Twinery Twine Maraschino

Flurries  - Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Flurries, Compliments of The Season
Dies:  Waltzingouse Stamps Pretty Panel 1 
Card Stock:  PTI Rustic Cream, SU! Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Fresh Ink Provincial Gray, Avery Elle Sugar Plum, Memento LuLu Lavender


Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous fun creations, enjoying the pajama party :)

Kate said...

Fabulous inspiration TFS !!!

Kate said...

Stunning cards Jeanne. Thanks for your inspiration with all things WMS - especially that candy jar - so far I've just looked at mine and I've had it for ages !!!

Kara said...


Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!! I actually accomplished three of the sketches and never had time to photo and post :( That's the way it goes sometimes!!

Joyce said...

Wowzer, Jeanne. So much fabulous inspirations on one post. I think my favorite are those tags with the Scandinavian designs. They are just so cozy looking.

Marybeth said...

This post I missed over the weekend is AMAZING! Your gingerbread card is absolutely darling in pinks with that gorgeous edge, love, love the shaker candy jar so creative and I never got to post my project because of major headache . You have inspired!!!

Lindsey said...

I need more time in the day because I want to CASE each and every one of your cards and tags! Hope you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful to know you!