Thursday, October 7, 2010

WMS October Release Design Team Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse October Release Design Team Blog Waltz! You'll want to start the waltz at Claire's blog to be sure you don't miss anything!

If you came here from Lisa's blog then you are in the right place!

I made another 'set' for my post today - a Christmas card and a coordinating gift package. I used stamps from 4 of the new sets for my projects. Big Bloom - Poinsettia, Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels No. 14 and Text It.
I stamped the poinsettia twice on vintage cream card stock, embossed it in gold, then sponged it. I cut out the inside portion and layered it over the full stamping with foam dimensionals. I drew the framing around the card with a brown Micron 01 fine tip pen. Then I added the strip of lace and sticky half gold pearls to the center and the snowflakes. The bar under the sentiment is from Holiday Labels No. 14
Here is a picture of how I stamped the sentiment, lining up section below section of stamping. It's so easy to do with clear stamps!
And here's a pic of how I sponged the edges using my blending tool and nonstick craft sheet by Inkssentials/Ranger. You roll in from the nonstick craft sheet onto the card stock and just keep applying the ink with a circular motion. I made my gift container from an empty Laughing Cow Cheese Box - you can see a little more detail on how I did this on my previous blog post here. The snowflakes and sentiment are from Compliments of the Season.

Here's the treat I put inside my container - caramel Dove candies! Yummy, yum! I also lined the inside with some designer paper just to give it that finished look!

Now off you waltz to see my oh so talented, fellow DT member, Anya's blog!
Don't forget to leave comments as you waltz along - two commenters will win a WMS stamp set - one from Claire's blog and one from comments left on a Design Team members blog - which one? We don't know! You have until 11:59 PM EST on 10/9 to leave your comments!
Be sure to go shopping at the Waltzingmouse Store too!

I've entered this project in the Moxie Fab World Christmas Card Challenge as well as the Moxie Fab World Gift Box challenge.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Bloom - Poinsettias, Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels No. 14, Text It.
Paper: Vintage Cream, PTI, lining of box - DP Basic Grey/Bittersweet paper pad
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Old paper, Spun Sugar
Accessories: Scor tape, Gold embossing powder, hot gun, rhinestones - Michaels, brown micron 01 pen - Sakura, Blending tool & non stick craft mat - Ranger Inkssentials, Laughing Cow cheese box, cutter bee curvy cutter, lace from stash, sweet blush twill - PTI

108 comments:

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Julia, I love the poinsettia against the text background, stunning.x

Whimsey said...

So beautiful; love the touch of sponging!!

Monique said...

Just love this Julia.. What a pretty gift set.. The stamped background topped with the pink poinsettia.. Just beautiufl!!

Belinda said...

Julia, so pretty! LOVE the pink poinsettia and the gold pearly things are the perfect touch!

Margaret C said...

Gorgeous !

Melissa said...

So pretty! What a great card and gift box!

Laurie Marmon said...

Such a pretty little gift set! I love your antique look!

Stacy Simpson said...

I just love that text background. Great projects!

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

I love this gift set, Julia. Such a great vintage touch with your lace and bling. Nicely done.

candyscorner said...

I love seeing other ways to use the stamps besides cards. It makes me feel like I could branch out, too. Thanks for the text it tutorial.
Great Job!
Candy

Cheryl B. said...

I love stamping on the colored card stock. What a time saver. Cute gift idea.

Debgem said...

I love how all these sets work so well together. The delicate pink of the poinsettia and the lovely text. Beautiful!

Deborah x

Anne Kristine said...

Oh..my..gorgeous work!!
Pretty gift and lovely card!
Hugs Anne

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the little treat box! Amazing work!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE that treat box!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a gorgeous vintage look Julia! And I seem to recall you saying it wasn't your forte. Pish posh!

Hugs,
Lisa

anya said...

Great minds, Julia! I love your card, the poinsettia in pink and gold is a beauty! Your sets are *the best*! You are always such an inspiration - I always think about what product packaging I can repurpose because of you! :)

Sandy F, said...

Gorgeous Julia! I love the pink poinsettia against that text background. I have been saving those laughing cow boxes and now I know what I will be doing with them.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a lovely card and gift box, who wouldn't be THRILLED to receive such a beautiful gift?!!!

patriziawithaz said...

What a fantastic Blog Hop - your gift box is fabulous !!! Thanks x I'm off for the next dance x

Carrie said...

Julia, these are absolutely gorgeous! Wow! I love how you used the poinsettia! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

Never thought about using those laughing cow boxes as gift boxes - what a great idea! And what a beautiful ensemble!

Chris said...

Beautiful. I love the delicate colours.

Chris

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, these are just fantastic. I adore the text stamps, the text is so different from any other stamps I have seen and perfect for all cards and gifts.

Hugs,

Jo x

Lesley said...

I love the text background and the pale sponged poinsettia! Thank you for sharing...

LilyPuss Cards said...

Gorgeous gorgeous creations...
Hugs
Jan..xx

Claire Brennan said...

Oh how scruptious Julia! a stunning set, LOVE the pink poinsettias, LOVE the gold embossing!! It's a delight!!!

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous creations! And thanks for the tutorial!!!

Cheryl said...

Great colors, and I love how you reused the cheese box. I'd rather have chocolates in there, too ;)

Sandy in Epping said...

What a treat! ...seeing your tutorial along with the gift & card you made. It's all in those wonderful little details, isn't it? Thanks so much for shairng some of those details with us.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful project Julia! Love your soft colors and vintage look!

Detra said...

Love that. The Laughing cow cheese container was a great idea. tfs.

Kelly S. said...

Love the soft vintage look to this Christmas card, Julia! Your poinsettia is perfect!

Pauline said...

Fabulous set Julia, love the sponged poinsettias and the text background is wonderful.

suezie said...

Oh I just love how you completely transform those containers. This has such a great olde worlde feel too.

triciasconfetti said...

Love the use of the recycled box for the sweets and that poinsettia is great done like that.
x Tricia

Pat G said...

A set anyone would love to get. Very pretty.

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning! The sponging, the lace, the poinsettia, it's all so beautiful.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Julia,

Love the colors on this card and the pretty text pattern you created! Who needs design paper when you have stamps like this! The gorgeous huge flower totally finishes the card and box and it's very beautiful!

Hugs,
Wendy

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage feel.

Jannette said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the photo showing the lining up process. I love the use of the L.C. container! Clever! Nice work!

Sofia ;) said...

Stunning projects!!! I love them both!!! The colors are so elegant!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so pretty--love the text stamps the the elegant lace!

Chris L.

Denise said...

Lovin' that poinsettia! Beautiful gift set!
DeniseB

Sue W said...

Fabulouse projects as always Julia!

Sue W said...

Agh that should read Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...this is just so lovely.
Great inspiration.

Joanne Gilch said...

How can I tell you how much I love the pale pink poinsettias? Your cheese container creation/box is gorgeous!

Thegforce4 said...

I always enjoy your designs as they feature accessories - the gift box is adorable. Well I am off to buy some laughing cow cheeses so when my sets arrive I can get inked up and be ready to go! Thanks for sharing :)

Janet said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

Teresa said...

I loved the pink poinsettia. And the text background is just gorgeous.

nancy guse said...

Love the vintage look. This is great Julia!!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous project once again, Julia!! so so beautiful. love it!

misstuna said...

Thanks for your detailed instructions. It's always nice to see how someone else does these things. The pointsettia card is...wow!

Lueyes said...

What a yummy gift!!

Meredith said...

Beautiful!!! I have all the sets to replicate the vintage beauty of your goodies :) Now I can't wait to play!

Jean Martin said...

This is SOOO beautiful!!! I love that flower and that background!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Julia! Such a beautiful gift ensemble! Love the Vintage vibe!

Smilie girl said...

What a great combination of all the wonderful new sets. Thanks for your cleverness.
I love how you recycle containers into beautiful things.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Julia! I really love the gift box.

Davi said...

So pretty with the soft colors and the pretty gift container.

LaurieJ said...

You are so creative, Julia! Your mojo is in full force this week. This set is SO lovely. I love your use of the text background.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful set and I really like the shabby chic look of it too

Kris said...

Thanks for the great idea this time around!

acons said...

So soft and lovely! I love all the details and how you used several stamps together to add richness and depth - just beautiful!
April C.

Wendy said...

Just beautiful!!! You showcased the new sets awesome!! Now I think I need that Text it set. I have already ordered twice today. Thanks for the inspiration.

maryr917 said...

beautiful set julia-you are the queen of recycled altered containers and this is another great one-thanks for the tip on how you did the sponging-I have been wanting one of those tools

Jen said...

So vintagey and sweet... I love the understated color palette.
Thank you for sharing.

karen said...

love this little gift idea. The beautiful colours and use of the background stamp. Simply stunning

Angy said...

So soft, pretty and vintage looking. Beautifully done!

LindaR said...

So, so pretty!

katrynka said...

I love the colors, so delicate and elegant!

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Julia. This is am amazing creation.

Peggy said...

Such a soft and pretty holiday card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful gift set, Julia. Your creation a beautiful background for your poinsettia.

craftymom205 said...

Great projec. Love the poinsettia.

Tina said...

Perfect vintage style, Julia. I love the background bombined with the frame.

Hugs, Tina

Serena said...

Gorgeous set! Love everything about both pieces!

Lindsay said...

Wonderful projects Julia! I love everyone of them!

Mirabelka said...

lovely!

Sue D said...

Very pretty gift ensemble--I would have never guessed that was a cheese container.

Katie Renz said...

So pretty, I love the soft colors too.

Heidi Karpen said...

Amazing! I would never have guessed the source of the box. Really lovely set!

Amy said...

Thanks for the tutorials! The card looks nicely vintage.

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Thanks for sharing your tricks.
Sandra

Jaala said...

I thought that was a cheese box! Seriously awesome little container full of goodies! Love the card and all of the lace. So pretty! Great work!

Deirdre said...

Love the colour combo, so vintage and chic looking - beautiful.

Mercedes said...

So very beautiful! Love that poinsettia stamp!

Lavender Rose said...

Oh Julia what an elegant card and gift box. The touches of gold look great against the cream. They are both beautifully stamped. gorgeous!

pmm said...

What a delightful duo! Thanks for your detailed explanation of how you accomplished such a pretty design!

Emora Designs said...

Very vintage! Beautiful card! The background with the poinsetta is just gorgeous!

Regan

beadz said...

Your projects are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
Gini

Nancy said...

You are so incredibly clever. Thanks for the many photographs.

Heather said...

Great little gift set! great idea recycling a container into something much more fabulous!!

Ren-Yi said...

what a great frugaltastic idea w/ the laughing cow conatiner. and very green - which is trendy :) your lace is just marvelous. thanks for a upclose look on how you created your card / bg paper. another great gift + card combo.

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderful, Julia, what you manage to do with those Laughing Cow chesse boxes. The lace you used is perfect for these projects.

Helen L said...

very beautiful set. I love the step by step pictures you gave us. Thanks!

One4Joy said...

wonderful gift set, Julia! Now I have a good reason to buy some cheese. Hope your weekend is filled with fall fun.

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great card and box, the sentiments are on my list.
carrie

Gill said...

Lovely subtle colouring. I do like that text background.

Baseret said...

These are stunning Julia!! I love your pink poinsettias.

Nicole said...

The lace trim is so pretty, just the perfect touch.

Paula I said...

Love this set. The pink & gold look great together. I've been saving these containers for a "someday" project...I now know what I'll repurpose them into. Thanks for the inspiration Julia.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful card and box, love the soft shabby colors and the vintage touches. But darn it, there is no chocolate in the house and after reading your post, that is a PROBLEM!!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the soft tones with this spectacular image, which is coming my way ASAP, great job!

Cath said...

Hey Julia! Thanks again for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Cath said...

Hey Julia! Thanks also for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Season's Giftings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Zitronenfalter said...

WOW, this is so gorjus!

Lilith