Thursday, July 1, 2010

Waltzingmouse July Release DT Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse July Release Design Team Blog Waltz!

You should start the Waltz at Claires blog. If you've arrived here from Anyas blog you are in the right place!

Today I'm altering a Laughing Cow cheese box!
And turning it into a lovely little round box that holds 6 round monogramed note cards.
This pretty frame stamp is from the new Victorian Fripperie set and the initials are from the Victorian Alphabet Set.

I die cut six cards using the large scalloped circle Nestabilities placing the die a little above the top fold so it didn't cut through and left the fold intact. I stamped the circle and initials, sponged the edges and added little gems. They all tuck neatly inside the box!

I adhered lace to the edge of the cover and twill ribbon to the bottom edge using Scor Tape

I included 6 regular size envelopes so it wouldn't cost any extra postage to mail these little notes and tied it all up with this pretty green silk ribbon! I made this little gift for my sister, Marcia, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend!


Next and last stop on the Waltz is Jennifer!

Remember you can win a free stamp set by leaving a comment at each blog along the way!
One winner will be chosen from comments on Claire's blog and one winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT's blogs!

Comments must be left by 11:59 pm EST on Sat 7/3 - winners will be announced on Claire's blog. Good luck everyone! AND ..... don't forget to shop!
FREE SHIPPING for the July release! We're having a FREE SHIPPING promotion, just like we did in May. This means that orders over £50 GBP placed between Thursday and Saturday this week (7/1 - 7/3) will get FREE shipping! (£50 GBP is roughly equivalent to $75 USD, $86.20 AUD, $78 CAD and €61 Euros at today's rate from XE.com , subject to change)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Victorian Alphabet, Victorian Fripperie
Paper: Plum Pudding, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad
Ink: Dusty Concord - Ranger Distress Ink
Accessories: Laughing Cow Cheese Box, large scalloped circle nestabilities, gems - hero arts, sponge, silk ribbon - May arts/Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, plum pudding twill ribbon - PTI, Lace - Ellen Hutson LLC

90 comments:

SHARLENE L said...

THESE STAMPS ARE JUST GORGEOUS. CAN'T WAIT TO RECEIVE THEM.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Julia,
This is a really gorgeous set. You would never believe how the box started out. I love the colours you have used.
Clare x

Belinda said...

Oh how fabulous! Love the reuse of the cheese box and I love the monogramed note cards! How perfect!

Deana said...

Stunning! I love the colors and that fact that you filled the box as well. The lace really just adds that finishing touch!

Julie Ranae said...

What a lovely and creative set of notecards....wonderful use of the new stamp sets : )

Valerie M said...

I never would have believed that was a cheese triangles box if you hadn't said! Fabulous!

Meredith said...

I love everything about this, esp. the not-typical caed shape!!

Anika said...

This is fantastic!! I love all the purple with that green bow! Your sister is a lucky lady!

Holly Saveur said...

Very beautifull and a great gift.

Eveline said...

Love the altered cheese box.
Eveline.

Nicky Hsu said...

What a beautiful gift set. I envy the one who is going to have this.

Kelly S. said...

Oh my GOODNESS this project is GORGEOUS, Julia! That container sure is transformed by the beautiful new stamps and your talent with them, WOW!

Antje said...

what a gorgeous idea - love it!

maggiemeow said...

You used my favorite colors so this caught my eye immediately. How very clever to use the cheese box!

Carly said...

These are so pretty!! What a wonderful little package idea. Lovely!

Charmaine Stack said...

I cannot believe I have been foolishly tossing these very same boxes all these years! What a wonderful way to recycle. Can't wait to try this myself with Claire's divine new stamps.

Cassie_lu said...

this looks great and would be a cute gift for someone

Jen said...

W-O-W! I think you're amazing at altering things. I don't even THINK about making something like this from random left over food containers.
Thank you for inspiring me!

anya said...

What a great way to recycle, Julia! The notecards are beautiful, I love the color scheme and the circle shape - very unique!

Erin said...

These projects are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

AndreaM said...

Amazing creation and a great blog hop!

Ann said...

You are SO clever Julia! I love those little round boxes and always hate to throw them away. What a lovely gift you've made from them - I won't be throwing the next one in the bin!

Luanne said...

Oh my, this is just SO special! Love that Frippery set, and you've made a stunning gift out of it. I always wondered how to do a spellbinders shaped card without two pieces... makes sense now that you showed me how! (I was thinking, when would you know when to stop? duh..LOL) TFS!!

Tammy said...

What an excellent recycling idea! I would never have thought of using one of those containers. Your project is wonderful!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What an amazing gift!! I love the little notecards and the altered cheese box is amazing!!

Pauline said...

A gorgeous gift for your sister, she will be thrilled! A lovely little set.

Karin said...

I never thought to save this box! I will now...Such a clever idea :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! What a creative and stunning gift - lovely! As is your blog header - what a stunning photo! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hello there!

didnt count how often I straied forth and back all your blogs to see all those wonderful creations.

Couldnt wait for the new sets to come in store!

Thanks for sharing your ideas- its always a great inspiration!

Andrea

annesatx said...

What a lovely set of cards! I definitely want to try making a similar set when I get my stamps. I can picture these in all sorts of colors -- a great gift idea, thanks!

Kris Turner said...

How great! So love the re-use of something like this box, and your design is gorgeous!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Jeano said...

What a beautiful note set. The colors that you used are out of this world! Very pretty. I can hardly wait to get my stamps!

Kay said...

Oh my heck -- this is AMAZING! Who wouldn't be smitten with a gift set like that?! I love it! The colors are so great too! At first, I didn't think I needed another alphabet stamp set ... but now ya got me thinking!!! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

OH MY GOSH! Would you believe I JUSt threw away SIX of those Laughing Cow cheese containers recently because I could not think of anything to create with them and thought "Well, I'll never use them..." DOH! Your creation is beautiful.

Sue D said...

What an elegant present and clever use of the cheese box!

grammie jackie said...

It's a fantastic idea to alter this little box, and you executed it perfectly.

Sharon said...

What delightful and elegant note cards! I love them AND the altered box!

peggysue said...

I don't think the Laughing Cow has ever looked so elegant! You clever girl, this looks great! Wish I were your sister!

Velta said...

Julia ~ You are simply amazing!!! What a fantastic idea here...Oh my how you inspire me to move on to things I never thought I could do...Fabulous gift idea too :)

katrynka said...

I need to bookmark this post! I always felt there should be a use for those boxes, and now I have one!

Thanks for such a gorgeous project.

Crystal said...

Julia you are soooo creative!!!!! I LOVE seeing your altered creations..This is BEAUTIFUL!!! FANTASTIC idea too girl!

DeniseB said...

Very pretty set! And to think that I've thrown away those containers.... Love the colors you used too. That Fripperie set is scrumptious!
DeniseB

Angy said...

gorgeous! What a great project!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set for your sister!!

jdmommy said...

OMG, and I always throw out those little boxes! Shame on me! that box you made for your sister's birthday is gorgeous!! I love that victorian lace. The note cards are beautiful too! I hope she appreciates them......what an awesome gift!! See you soon! Hugs, GF!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous gift set. The lace is yummy and note cards to boot. How wonderful!!
Beth Greco

Peggy said...

Wowza! You have worked your magic with this set for sure! Love the notecards and holder! Just gorgeous!

Lou said...

What a fabulous recycling idea, you clever girl! Love the colours and the simplicity of this set, yet it looks absolutely stunning. I think anyone would love to receive this as a gift.

Gill said...

More great ideas. Now all I need is lots of crafting time to try some of them out for myself. This notecard set is just gorgeous.

Moira said...

The colors are just delightful and I love the creative use of the Laughing Cow box. I can't wait for my Victorian Fripperie set to arrive-just think I met you at Stampin Around NH a few short months ago and now cannot imagine stamping without WMS!

Donna Scanlon said...

Wow, what a lovely gift this would be. Oh how I love the shades of purple you used. Thanks for all the detailed info on this piece.

Bogner's said...

What a lovely monogramed note card set! Very beautiful and great way to go "green"!

Alyssa S said...

Love the reuse of the cheese box and all the cards are beautiful!

Laurie Marmon said...

Now this is just the cutest! Love the perfect style of all the sets together and the lace! Oh how fun!

Paula I said...

So funny, I've been TRYING to save and recycle these containers for sometime now. My oldest son seems to be the one that uses the last piece and "forgets" to save it for me. I'll fix that, I take them out as soon as I buy the next one. As usual, I loved your project.

Dani said...

So VERY chic!!

Judy said...

OMG...this box is so lovely!! The design work is superb along with your choice of color and stamps. I can't wait to try making this little gem! I admire your artistry..thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

That's just lovely!

Sharli said...

Fabulous! What a beautiful project - just lovely!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What an adorable project!!

Joan Ervin said...

I tell ya, Julia...you are the queen of altered projects, gf!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous....the colors are sooo pretty and O love the shape of the cards!!!! Love all the new WM stamps, too!!!!

Jill said...

What a great idea, Julia! I have a lot of those particular cheese containers coming through my fridge, and now I have the best idea on what to do with them once they're empty--thanks!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Julia, this is such a creative idea and SO GORGEOUS! Absolutely love this gift idea! I'll be on vacation for the next week, so will be MIA for awhile in blogland.

rlo said...

wow -- who knew a laughing cow box could turn into such hot card holders. love love your scalloped cards!

Anonymous said...

Incredibly beautiful altered box! Your colors are gorgeous!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Susan Hogan said...

and it has recycling! This is really great, thanks for sharing!

suezie said...

Julia who'd have thought recycled packaging could look so stunning! But what I really want to know is why is it always the one set I don't order that ends up looking the best projects - aaaarrrgghhhhh!! I hate having to make choices so I hope I'm lucky!

isla said...

Your little altered box is ingenious, Julia, and so pretty!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous! And now I have a great use for those adorable Laughing Cow boxes!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Gabi Mewi said...

Beautiful altered box - love the color and every detail...

Dee in N.H. said...

Julia! That's just gorgeous! I can't wait to try it!

cbuswell said...

Just beautiful, great to recycle too! LOVE the bow!

Stampin' Pam said...

My fave set of stamps is this one and your project is fabulous - gosh I love it and I use Laughing cow so guess what I"M GOING TO DO! LOL Thanks for the inspiration.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great altered box! I love that cheese (maybe I have to buy some). Great colors and those circle cards are perfect. :o)

Sally Watkins said...

I am stunned that you took the cheese box to such a wonderful creation. Great re-purposing!

LaurieJ said...

Wow! Marcia is one lucky lady. This project is so wonderfully creative and lovely. Thank you SO much for sharing. Now I need to go shopping for cheese. :-)

Katie Renz said...

Gorgoeous!

Wendy said...

What an amazing idea!!! I love Laughing Cow, so I have those boxes in every flavor!! Thanks for the super inspiration!!!

Sandie said...

What a fantastic project!! Hard to believe you can make something so wonderful from a cheese box!! Stunning!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love your project--your notecards are beautiful, and I love how clever you were to recycle the laughing cow cheese box. Wonderful!

Earline said...

How cute is this box you have made love this stamp set also

Janelle said...

I love this idea, Julia! Thanks for the inspiration! (And Clare's new stamps are just gorgeous...)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness, how clever... thanks for sharing.

iScrap said...

These are the most unique stamps I have seen in a while. Love the funny comments on the remedies!

maryr917 said...

love how you altered this cheese box-your finished product is gorgeous and what a great gift-this new stamp set is fabo!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh, how clever is that?!?! What a great idea! You'd never guess the round container was once a Laughing Cow Cheese box! Lovely little notecards!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Fantastic idea, I will pick up some laughing cow chese when I next go shopping so I can make this set....fab.

Hugs

Sarah

Nancy said...

Not sure if I commented before or not:

I love this little card box and of course the circle notes that go inside. What a great gift.

wustaz said...

gorgeous

Vicki Dutcher said...

Julia - another excellent project! Love love love this!!