Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day: 2--Christmas Card for the Boy in your Life

Welcome to Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Christmas parade, today the Design Team is showcasing Christmas Cards using old and new sets.  I wanted to make a card for a friend who gives her husband a special card each Christmas... this was a great challenge for me Christmas and Males in the same space.... scary!!

So I went to one of my all time favourite rodent sets in Nutcracker Sweet with the thought of using the Nutcracker as a Dude on the Card, and to pair it with a non-Christmas focused sentiment, in Husband from Compact Family.

I kept the layers as void of fuss as possible but still getting a good dash of regal in there with the fancy rectangle from Spellbinders, I left some of the cut-outs in, and then filled the open spaces with the vanilla base card.

This is pretty simple stamping really, but a good way to use a bunch of sentiments from the same set, and mix with more everyday sentiments!  What can you find in your stash to add to a Christmas card, yet remain in theme?

You will see a wide variety of cards on the parade today, here is a little path for you to follow, or you can head over the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog for all the details, enjoy!

Lynn Mercurio
Iwona Palamountain
Renee Lynch 
Teresa Kline 
Julia Aston 
Jennifer Holmes 
Tosha Leyendekker
Karin Ã…kesdotter 
Sandie Dunne
Anya Schrier Kim Duran   
Becca Feeken
Jen Cuthbertson

What's in it? 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Nutcracker Sweet
Paper: Teresa Collins; SU: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa
Extras: Spellbinders; Seam Binding, Red Button; May Arts: Chocolate Twine


  1. Just a perfect boy's card - love it!

  2. What a great card for your friend's husband Edna! That framing is perfect for the Nutcracker!

  3. Nice way to mix the sentiments wonderful guy card

  4. Gorgeous! Love the detailed background and the simple color scheme - great card for a guy!

  5. I love how you mixed the manly sentiment and subject with the frilly frame.

  6. Love your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing!

  7. One of my fav images and definitely a manly nutcracker!! Wonderful!!

  8. Super "guy card"! That would be some challenge for me, too! Great job, Edna!!

  9. This is one of my favourite Christmas sets too! Love the Nutcracker Prince - a super card and the layers are fab!