Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Sewing Box Christmas


I wanted to share some projects with you that I used the pretty new Waltzingmouse Stamp set called Sewing Box Christmas. These images have such a wonderful homespun look with their 'stitched' edges. My little totes are made using the Ready Set Wrap Templates from PTI.

I used the holly image on the large tote - it matched so well with this pretty Cosmo Cricket designer paper Jolly by Golly/Merry Berry. I just stamped the holly, cut it out, adhered it to the side with foam dimensionals and added a button as a berry. I stamped the sentiment and cut it using a Tag Trio Spellbinder die and adhered that with foam dimensionals also. I sponged the edges of the tote handles with Aqua Mist Ink and tied a knot in the ribbon through the handle. I placed 5 wrapped mints inside for the lucky receiver!
For my little tote - I stamped one of the little snow flakes from the set twice on each side and sponged the edges with ink. I stamped the sentiment (actually separate words) on red and punched with a circle and adhered it to the front. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the snowflake - added a button to the center and adhered it with a foam dimensional. Just two mints fit inside this mini tote! I made 6 of each size of these cute treat holders - another item to sell at my Church Fair that's coming up on 10/24.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sewing Box Christmas
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Sage Shadow: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly/Merry Berry & Oh Joy Frosty.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Mist PTI
Accessories: Sponge, Ready Set Wrap Template: PTI, Tag Trio Spell Binder, Saddle stitched Ribbon - Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist: PTI, vintage buttons: PTI, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, circle punch, mints: CVS
For my card, I used the snowflake image from the set as well as three of the separate words among many in this lovely set. I just stamped them right onto the designer paper here and added dew drops around them.
I used Taylored Expressions Sketch for my card design. I stamped the snowflake twice, colored one of them with my Copic G21, cut out the inside part of the uncolored one and layered it onto the first stamping with foam dimensionals. I embossed the green panel with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and sponged all the edges with Ocean Tides Ink. The snowflake punched edge is a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the stamps in this pretty set! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sewing Box Christmas
Paper: VIntage Cream- PTI, Bazzill Green, Sage Shadow - SU, DP COsmo Cricket Holly by Jolly/Breezy Freezy
Ink: Ocean tides PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: dew drops, martha stewart snowflake edge punch, foam dimensionhals, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, Copic: G21, sponge, ceramic brad: target

15 comments:

Sharli said...

Ooooo, drop dead beautiful, Julia! I love how sweet and inviting these little bundles are - the stitching on the stamps really does make them special!

Belinda said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love this!

Busym1 said...

Love these! They are gorgeous! hugs, michelle

Claire Brennan said...

Julia, these are just so very cute!!!! how dinky!!! and i drooled all over that card on SCS!!

Bonnie said...

Oh I LOVe these Julia! How sweet they are and I love that stamp set!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your boxes and card are just way too precious Julia!! Love those images!! And the papers you used compliment them so well!!

anya said...

Everything is so beautiful, Julia! I love all of them - great job.

Crystal said...

Julia all your creations look GORGEOUS!!! WOW what a great winter group of goodies this is!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Amazing projects, Julia....the little totes are adorable with the pretty colors and awesome stamps!!!! I love your beautiful card, too...the snowflake is really pretty and what a great sketch!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable Julia! What fun stamps and wonderful use of the template!

Anne said...

This is really a great set from WM Julia!! What fantastic examples you've made using them! I love the color combo for the holidays, just beautiful, and those little sewing boxes are adorable!! Thanks for all the deets!!!

Pam said...

What a wonderful project. You did a beautiful job putting it all together. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this fabulous gift.
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Jan Hunnicutt said...

The totes are adorable! I've just recently discovered Waltzing Mouse stamps, they're awesome.

dpkennedy said...

These are gorgeous! I love your projects!!

Ila said...

These are just Fabulous!!...All your work is Gorgeous...and I have so enjoyed visiting your blog!!..Hugs, Ila