WMS November SOAP - Day 3 (Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

**Scroll down for my CASE Study post** Good Morning! Welcome to Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps November SOAP. We're having a look at some ideas for Christmas of course! Claire has designed some amazing Christmas stamps but I thought I better not overlook some of the non-Christmas stamps just in case I could make something Christmassy from them too. Well, HELLO Vintage Banners you make perfect Christmas trees!! : )

Teamed with the 'star' from Nordic Winter and the square motif from Very Vintage Christmas (just perfect for the tree trunk!) we have a pretty cool Christmas tree! I made these into shaped Christmas cards.

The sentiment is from Say it Loud - Winter Holiday from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Stamped in Coffee archival ink and the small text is stamped in Memento Rose Bud ink.

I stuck a few lights on this one using the little circle motif from Very Vintage Christmas, it didn't take too long to cut them out! The sentiment is also from Say it Loud - Winter Holiday.

The tree I stamped using VersaMagic Tea Leaves ink and the yellow is Impress Lemon Yellow. I love those little fairy lights! I also made some very CAS versions of my WMS Christmas trees.

These ones are dead flat, easy for posting/mailing and super fast to make. I went for a pink Christmas theme. Again using Vintage Banners, this time I used the medium sized banners stamped using Memento Rose Bud ink.

I used the star again from Nordic Winter and I also used the square motif from the same set for the trunk this time, it's slightly smaller for this smaller tree. The sentiments are from Compliments of the Season and 2011 Holiday Ornaments. I hope I gave you a few ideas and you might go and 'build a Christmas tree' from your Waltzingmouse Stamps! I'll be back tomorrow for Day 4!

Here are the Design Team members that are inspiring you today!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)


  1. Brilliant and stunning cards Clare.


  2. Simply beautiful, and beautifully simple. Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  3. Very clever! What a great way of using a set in a different way! Brilliant. Love the circle punch out too!

  4. Hi Claire
    Fabby cards ...really gorgeous ....
    Hugs sylvie

  5. Fabulous Idea ... love both versions

  6. Love your trees Clare! what a creative use of these stamps! the garland is so pretty on the 2nd one - and what terrific fussy cutting you did around the words!! Great colors on these too!

  7. Clare I love the pennant trees with the fancy trunks. Most of all I like that you did them up in bright fun colors - perfect for the holiday season - so cheerful!

  8. Well, HELLO is right! These are awesome!! What a creative use for the banner stamps - they look amazing as Christmas trees!! Super idea, Clare!

  9. SO ADORABLE, Clare! I just love these, so cheery and sweet. You always cut out those Say It Loud sentiments perfectly...they totally look like die cuts! Awesome!

  10. Hi Clare

    What a great idea to use those banners to make Christmas trees. They all look beautiful and I very much like how you combined all the different stamping sets.

    Kind regards

  11. I am so blown away by these gorgeous trees. You are so creative and I so enjoy your creations!

  12. WOW!!
    Gorgeous Clare...
    love those trees!!
    Beautiful cards...
    all of them!
    Those vintage banners need to make a trip to my house...
    so creative!

  13. I like how you used the banners to make the trees for the simple "pink" cards and also the shaped-cut out trees. Sometimes I think simple ends up being more elegant and I'm in to teaching classes to save people time and still have a wow card. Thanks!

  14. OMG. love your trees! How clever to use the banners. And your cut-out sentiments look fabulous--great job of fussy cutting!

  15. Oh Clare -- I absolutely love your brilliance in using these banners for trees!

  16. You never cease to amaze me; all these projects are gorgeous. I am in lvoe with the Christmas trees; brilliant use of the dies and stamps!

  17. Simply beautimous!! Love the tree Claire - it's cute with a capital "C"!!

  18. Very creative way to look at those banners! Thanks for sharing.

  19. What can I say? I am blown away by your inventiveness and guess what I have both the stamps and the dies....whoopie....thanks again.

  20. Your banner trees are just super charming. I actually "thought" about using them for trees, but that's as far as it went. I could never have made them as cute and fabulous as you. These are fabulous!!

  21. Brilliant! Love the shaped 3D cards and the one layer trees are just perfect to post! Love them!


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