Monday, February 28, 2011

WMS March Preview - Day 3

Welcome to the third and last day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps March Release previews! The DT and I will be sharing projects over the next several days featuring FIVE new stamp sets that will be available for purchase at the Waltzingmouse online store starting Tuesday, March 1.  

Today we're all featuring Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners. Be sure to check out ClaireAnyaBonnieJenniferJuliaLaurieLynnMonaSandie, and Sarah who all have fabulous projects to share with you! 

Ok. I'm a rebel. I do love me a good banner.
But there's something to be said about making those banners something else.

It's like in kindergarten when I wanted to color my turkey pink and my teacher said that the turkey's body had to be brown and only the turkey feathers could be colored. Apparently my childhood teachers didn't appreciate the off-track creativity.

So today's post is using those banners in fun ways. :)

This first one is a fun party dress. I picked one of the banners from the Vintage Banners set to create a fun festive dress for that fabulous woman in your life.

I trimmed the banners and for some of them, I made them a little shorter. Used my handy dandy scallop border punch to create the borders.

Then adhered the dress bits together and rolled up the edges of the dress.

The hanger... well, I pulled that off an old Christmas card...
I'd love to find some at a craft supply store....
If anyone knows where to get some...



And yes, it's only February, but you know, WMS is sponsoring Christmas challenges to help keep you on track! So get those stamps out, Christmas stamps or not!  I used the Bitty Banners to create a small little Christmas tree forest. Stamped a small heart on each tree and add some gems to the tree tops.

Get your party hats for tomorrow's release waltz! ;-)


(Supply List will be added later. Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.)

29 comments :

Claire Brennan said...

OH Genius trees and dress, what a fun way to use these stamps!!!! LOVE these! Thank you so much Belinda!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Now these are some uber creative ways to use these sets. Brilliant how you see the non-obvious possibilities. Fantastic!

Pauline said...

Lovely cards, such a great idea to use the banners as xmas trees! Love them!

Kelly S. said...

Oh those cards are adorable! I love them, Belinda! I certainly appreciate your creativity, wonder what you Kindergarten teacher would think of you now? :)!

anya said...

What a creative way to use these stamps! I love your 'out of the box' ideas!

Julia Aston said...

How totally clever Belinda! love the fun dress and cute little trees! I had a source for those little hangers - I'll see if I can find it - if they still have them - and I'll get back to you!

BethieJ said...

Belinda I LOVE them!! What a FUN way to use the stamps! (hey I think a pink turkey would have been LOVELY! ;) )
Have a GREAT day!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh gosh! Way to think outside of the box, there, Belinda! Fun cards! :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! What a fantastic way to use those banner stamps! I have such a hard time thinking 'outside the box' and using products in ways other than their intended purpose! I just love those swirly Christmas trees! Beautiful job, Belinda!

Cheryl said...

Genius. I love that dress card!

Charmaine Stack said...

Clever, creative and beautiful!

LaurieJ said...

You are so clever and that little dress is SO DARN CUTE! Love it. I also really like the little Christmas trees! Thanks for showcasing the versatility of these sets.

As for the hanger.....I'll bet you could fashion one out of a Christmas ornament hanger. A little straightening, a little bending and voila!

Mariena said...

Very cute Belinda... but am I the only one who's brain read "flabby"? :D

Kathi said...

Seriously cute and such a clever way to use the banners.

That's one of my pet peeves about art teachers... My daughter came home from elementary school in tears because she did her art wrong. Those are two words that should never ever be used together.

MicheyMoo said...

You're creativity genius needs to be applauded.....not suppressed!! These are gorgeous Belinda, thanks for the ideas on how to use these gorgeous banner stamps/dies in many different ways!! xx

Helen L said...

OK, you are WAY too creative!! Love your dress, and the Christmas trees!! Now I have to buy that set, since I can now see other uses for it :-) TFS!

Glenda J said...

Simply fabulous! You are so creative!

Melissa said...

SO fun! I love the dress and the trees!

BabyBokChoy said...

AMAZINGLY adorable cards!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Clever clever clever Belinda! I can see these published...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Belinda! Love the banner trees!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

Love it that you're a rebel! ;-) These ideas for using the banners are amazing! love that dress!!! So pretty and fabulously creative!

Hugs, Wendy

Gabby said...

I adore the way you used these banner/flag pieces! They are terrific as a dress and party hats! Nice projects! I have 100s of craft dies and I love coming up with creative ways to use them. For your mini hangers, do check Supply Chains on Etsy. I think for 2" hangers, they have the best price. Also search miniature wire doll clothes hangers and miniature wire craft hangers for more sources. I'll bet as clever as you are, that you could easily make your own! Give it a try, then give us a tutorial! Heehee! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your cards Belinda!!
TFS.

Liane said...

You are so clever. Love the Christmas trees

Ren-Yi said...

oh how cute. love how you turned it upside down and added a lil cute heart. very awesome.

Debgem said...

Love the dress - so sweet!! And I really like the Christmas trees too!!

Debgem said...

Love the dress - so sweet!! And I really like the Christmas trees too!!

Lyn S said...

Both cards are gorgeous Belinda! Very creative!