January 10, 2013

January Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge

It's here!  The first Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge of 2013!  This is one of my favorite challenges because it combines two things I love - making Christmas cards and Waltzingmouse stamps.  And what better way to start out a new year and challenge than with an awesome new sketch from Anya Schrier!

I knew I wanted to use my Festive Foliage pinecones so I went in search of the perfect patterned paper to complement them.  I found it with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection.  The rest just fell into place and soon I had my first Christmas card of 2013:

I tried to keep it simple and mailable.  This is one of my crafting resolutions for 2013.  I came up with this when I started mailing my Christmas cards a month ago and realized that I had to add extra postage to most of them and even put some in extra padded packaging.

I know I will still need to add extra postage to this card because it is square.  Oh well, I'm a work in progress here but, hey, there are no big pearls or rhinestones to poke through the envelope.

And this card can be easily duplicated.  After making this one, I cut out all the pieces to make three more and set them aside.  All I have to do is stamp and assemble.

So if you love Christmas and Waltzingmouse stamps like I do, I hope you join us this year!  It's a great way to get a head start on making your Christmas cards!

A new challenge will be issued on the 10th of each month in the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges Forum.  If you're not already a forum member, it's easy and free to sign up.  The guidelines are also posted in the forum - right here.

So get your Christmas mojo on and join us!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection
Stamps: WMS Festive Foliage and Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Ink: A Muse French Roast, PTI Ripe Avocado and True Black
Other: MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"


  1. Love the pine cones Linda!! Great card! Way to get 2013 Christmas cards started too!!

  2. fabulous card :) just found your blog via pinterest :)



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