Thursday, April 1, 2010

WMS New Release DT Blog Waltz!

Welcome to the WMS DT Blog Waltz- we're all highlighting the 2 brand new sets Claire is releasing today - Free Spirit - Boy and Free Spirit Sentiments! Two great masculine style stamp sets.

You should start the blog waltz at Claire's blog If you came here from Lynn's blog then you are in the right place!

I am so excited to share with you this card and beach tote that I created. Today I used some of the surfing themed stamps from these new sets. (see my last 3 posts below for graduation and birthday cards).

I found the instructions for this neat beach tote here. I decorated it with the 2 surfboards from this set and the fun sentiment 'cowabunga'!! On the coordinating card I stamped the wave stamp and the surf boards again. Can you smell the wonderful salty ocean air!?!?! LOL!!
The 7"x6"x3" beach tote is big enough to hold some sun tan lotion, a waterbottle, or even a small towel! I thought this Cosmo Cricket DP - Snorkel - was perfect for the surfing/ocean theme!
Here's a close up of the tag on the front - don't you love the detail on the surf boards!?!

The coordinating card is very clean and simple (and very cool dude!!!) - the images are cut out and popped up on foam dimensionals.

Inside a simple sentiment stamped right over the surfboard. So there you have it!

Now waltz on over to Lisa's blog to see what she has to inspire us with these versatile new sets.

Be sure you leave a comment on everyone's blog as you waltz - there will be a free stamp set for one lucky commenter on one of the DT's blogs (which one? we don't know!) and another winner chosen from comments left on Claire's blog -

You have until Sunday 4/4 at 11:59 pm EST to leave a comment. The winners will be announced on Claire's blog Monday 4/5.

Here's the order of the waltz in case you lose your way!

Claire

Laurie




Julia - me!




Thanks SO much for waltzing with us today!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: Enchanted evening, white, Terre Cotta Tile - PTI, Blue Bayou - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket/Snorkel Current
Ink: Spring rain, Orange Zest, Hibiscus, Summer Sunrise, Pllum Pudding, Terre Cotta - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sewing maching, labels four nestabilities, tote template.

65 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

This is awesome, Julia!! I love how bright, fun, and colorful this is. I'll have to check out the blog hop, this looks like a fabulous set. Excellent samples!!!

Queen Mary said...

Fantastic projects! I am so excited I decided not to sit out this waltz! My DD lives in California so I like how you "femmed" up these stamps with the colors -- these are really, truly masculine sets though and I'm sure I'm not the only only one with a dearth of those in my collection!

Polly Pierce said...

I really like this card. Neat, clean and simple and yet soooo with it...

Sabine said...

I love the clean and simple look!The bag is awesome.Thanks for sharing your projects...

Crystal said...

Awesome Julia this is a fabulous project and card..LOVE that bag...!!!

Sandie said...

I love the bag! The C&S design of the card is just gorgeous. Fantastic work!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous tote and card, LOVE the bright colors!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous bag and beautiful card....i love the surfboard stamp and the way you have used it!,such a lovely bright colour scheme too!.

Have a lovely Easter weekend,
San x

Heather said...

What a great idea! I love that tote and I'm sure that can be fussied up all girlie-like, too. I also like how you've done up the card- simple and oh, so Fab!

laurensmom22 said...

Fun bag and great card. I love that you finished the inside of the card too!

Melissa said...

What a great project! I love your bag!!

Verna Mason said...

Fabulous ideas - clean and simple and perfect!

Luanne said...

What great projects. They are all wonderful and bright. Claire has made amazing stamps for this collection!

Michie B said...

Cute bag, great card, and as always fabulous ideas!! Thanks.

Karin said...

Totally inspired! That beach tote is so stinkin cute!!! Totally opens up a new way of thinking that these are not JUST guy stamps...Love it!

Claire Brennan said...

Such fun Julia, LOVE the wee baggie!! lol, great colours and design! Thank you!

Jen said...

TERRIFIC! love the beach tote with matching card.
Thank you for sharing!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the gradient you used to color the surfboard! Great colors!!

Marge said...

What a great "masculine" waltz today, though your pretty card could be for a girlie girl too, with a different sentiment, of course!!! LOVE it & your great tote!!!

Debbie Bernhisel said...

Hey Julia that is a great card and I love the tote! Both work great with the new stamps!

jaime aldridge said...

Awesome! I love how clean and simple yet stunning this card is! Great job!

IamDerby said...

I love your bag, such a cute idea! The inside of your card is too cute.

Nancy L. said...

goodness! just too cool! love that little tote ;)

Laurie Marmon said...

What a very nice little set. Love the bright colors!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is totally adorable, Julia! Love it!

deifen said...

Fantastic ,fun project Julia -great job!!Dei xx

Roxanne24 said...

Great project! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Wow, what great projects.
Love thosew colors!!!

Kathy R. said...

Love the card, too, but the beach tote is freakin' adorable!

Katie Renz said...

What a cute little gift ensemble.

Julie Masse said...

What awesome samples Julia!! Love the colors you used - great projects! :)

aggiesgirl said...

If its one thing I know I have to have these stamps, what a beautiful clean card

Stephanie Gruss said...

I love the bag! That's such a great idea. I love the card too!

Edna said...

Love the tote, great use of the images with clean line design!

Belinda said...

Oh LOVE the tote! How awesome is that? And I love your cute card that goes with it as well! Fun fun fun!

Joanne Gilch said...

Nice bag and card...so retro...right back to the big surfing era.

LaurieJ said...

I'm falling in love with those little surf boards! I love the simplicity of your card and the way you stamped the sentiment on the board in the inside. Great job all the way around.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

SO cute! What a wonderful project.

Jennifer Moore said...

Awesome card. You could even put some swim trunks in the the little tote for a great gift bag.

Katherine said...

Julia - love your choice of paper for the bag, it's just marvelous. Love the clean look of the card, the white and blue. It's awesome!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Love it, how fun! I love that you added the surfboard on the inside of the card; my card insides are always getting neglected!

Kelly S. said...

Oh the THINGS you can make with paper, Julia! But they never even LOOK like paper in the end! Love the super slick card to match that adorable tote...just SO awesome!

Sharli said...

Cool Dudette! I was dying to see what the new release was all about - it's great! Nice work, too.

thestampinglady said...

Wow--that bag is fantastic! And the card totally rocks! Just way cool!

suezie said...

I love that you have doen more than a card - super cute bag. Love that you card is clean & simple too.

Sandra said...

The tote is fantastic. And I love the use of the surfboard inside the card with the sentiment. Thanks for showcasing this new stamp set.

Cheryl said...

This is terrific, Julia! Inspiring! I printed these directions and never got around to making one! Now, after seeing yours I MUST do it! Great! Thanks!

Ingrid Danvers said...

The card and bag are beautiful. The stamp set is a great one. You did a wonderful job.

Bonnie said...

Julia - You always inspire me! The colors on this piece are wonderful - so warm - I am ready for the beach!

Holly Saveur said...

Lovely card and gift set.

holly.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Outstanding gift set there Julia. The bright colors are perfect for these images. I love the way you added the sentiment on the inside of your card. What a great use of that stamp! Awesome job.

Mary B said...

Love the projects you've made with these two new sets - I've just placed my first order!

Jennifer Carter said...

That's so cute! Love the paper paired with the stamps!

Dennise said...

WOW you are sooo talented.... thanks for the link for the template too ... what a wonderful resource. The colors go perfectly~!

katrynka said...

Really great ideas! I love all the bright colors.

Wayne and Ketha said...

What a darling set.. Has so many possibilities. Also love the simplicity of the card...ties everything together. Great Job!

Antje said...

Wnderful bag and I love how you put the quote in the surf board! look really coool!

Jenn Copeland said...

fun! thanks for the link to the bag! this will be fun for my first grade class's end of the year luau! Love these stamps!

Bonnie said...

What a perfect set!!. Card and great gift bag also. Thanks for sharing.

Charmaine Stack said...

What a fun project! Cute card, too!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful card! Love the graphic style of these sets!

Shalah said...

What a cute set! I love the idea of a beach tote and the card is just perfect!

Heather K said...

Beautiful projects. Love the detail inside the card too. Nice touch!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Julia

I love your projects and your beautiful banner! Happy Easter!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

KindredEsprit said...

I think you showed off how well this works as a cool (teen) card for either a boy or girl!