Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party

The 17th of the month means it's time to party with Waltzingmouse Stamps. This month's theme is doilies. Much of the time doilies are used with many layers and embellishments--and to be honest, those cards speak to me. Maybe that vintage look speaks to me since I discovered this week that I am vintage. On a blog the other day, the writer described the pack of beautiful vintage letters she had recently received---vintage letters from the 1970s. What? The 70s-vintage?  I laughed aloud (better than crying) with the realization that the letters that I wrote to my sweetheart during high school and college would be considered vintage by this young woman today.
Maybe that little shocker is the reason I steered away from a vintage shabby styled card and went with a clean and simple design using this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps French Country.  I began with two of the background stamps from the set. I stamped the decorative border in Memento Paris Dusk and  the smaller design in Lemon Tart (PTI). Then with Copics, I colored the border.

Now for the doily since that is this month's theme-- I love, love, love this small two-inch doily, a new die from Cheery Lynn Designs that I purchased from Chic and Savvy Crafters.  I confess I must stop myself  from hanging  garlands of tiny doilies everywhere :)
After I stamped the rooster on the doily, I stitched the doily onto the stamped panel and added the sentiment.

The stamped panel is matted with Enchanted Evening cs and mounted on a Harvest Gold card base.

The other participants of the blog party can be found here. I'm  looking forward to seeing what you doily divas have created.

Stamps: French Country (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk (Tsukineko), Lemon Tart (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Other: French Pastry Tiny Doily die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Copics


  1. That doily is absolutely darling, and I may need to buy it now. Beautiful card and I love the hen on the doily too!

  2. Fantastic, Cammie. What a cute idea to use the little doily to house that rooster. Beautiful coloring on your border pattern. The background is perfect for this happy card. I'm so happy you could join the WMS "Party" today.

  3. Oh, this is just too cute! What a clever idea for that sweet little rooster too, sitting on a beautiful doily!

  4. Oh dear, I left a vanishing comment! I was trying to say how much I love that mini doily, and I neeed it! The big dies intimidate me a bit, but this one is so adorable and perfect with the French Country theme. LOVE the color scheme and the beautiful colored stripe! Not bad for a Vintage Chic...hee! I was born in 1971 so does that make me vintage now, TOO? Yikes!

  5. Wow! Love it! The pretty background stamping, that tiny doily and the fabulous border. Wonderful card!

    Don't worry too much about the vintage - I've got a decade on you!!! It all gets better :)

  6. When I look at your card I feel easter coming :) Stunning work and perfect colours :)

  7. what a sweet French Country card Cammie! love the colors and cute rooster on your doily!

  8. Getting a "year in Provence" feel from this classic card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  9. Such a fun card. I love how you used French Country as a background and stamped your rooster right on the doily.

  10. Cammie I love that mini doily die! I also love the French Country set! Looks awesome together!

  11. Well, from one vintage gal to another, may I just say this is a wonderful card? The blue and yellow look great and that sweet little doily will get lots of use, I'm sure.

  12. Well, I am in with you...totally vintage, LOL!! Love the blues and yellows with this set! The rooster looks fabulous on that doily!

  13. Cammie I love the tiny doily you used and then stamped that guy in the center. I wish I saw your card last night I ordered a new doily, love this little one. Your card is beautiful! You made me laugh about all the banners. Hey you are using what you make. Every time I make any kind of banner my girls want me to make them one, I just give them mine.

  14. I LOVE that little tiny doily...
    so much so that I do believe I'm about to go order one!! :)
    What a beautiful card...
    anything with French Country just steals my heart...
    and I love the fresh colors...
    spring is in the air! :)

  15. the rooster is a perfect for the darling doily!

  16. LOL< OMGosh I need that tiny doily!! squeal that is sooo cute!!! gorgeous Cammie, and yup, how dare they suggest the 70's are vintage....that's my decade! Thank you for playing along with us at WMS!


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