Saturday, September 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sept Preview Day 2 - Halloween Treats!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse September Release Previews!  Thank you for all your thoughtful comments on my Cottage Card yesterday!

Today we are using a wonderful sentiment set called Say It Loud - Autumn/Winter

And since today is also the September Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz in the forum where the theme is Halloween -  I'm also sneaking in a little peek at Hocus Pocus -  a set the DT will be previewing tomorrow.

For my preview -   I made this spooky little Halloween Treat bag!

The two pieces of the sentiment are from Say it Loud - Autumn/Winter and the wonderfully creepy fence is from Hocus Pocus.  The gift bag is from CVS - I love the way the handle is attached in the middle of the front and back of the bag rather than the sides.    The basket shred inside the bag is really a spooky purple - but it photographed blue.... : (
I stamped the fence on a wide piece of twill, fraying the ends a little bit and sponging the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The sentiment is die cut with a Fancy Tags 2 by Spellbinders that I sponged before taking it out of the die. A quick and easy way to make a dramatic Halloween Treat bag!

And here are 3 holiday cards I made using the Say It Loud Autumn/Winter sentiments. 

I made them all  4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and used basically the same design on each - all very CAS and easy to duplicate for your card sending needs!

One for Halloween -  the raven is from Hocus Pocus, the cauldron and spider are from Claire's first year set, Halloween Party.  I added rhinestones to the bubbling brew and to the spider and sponged the edges with Brushed Corduroy.


One for Thanksgiving - do you recognize our little witch Cicely from the last release??  I made her a pilgrim by not inking the point of her hat!  The leaf is from one of Claire's first sets - Peace and Plenty.  I made the row of dots with a strip embossing folder from Provo Craft and added rhinestones to the leaf, the sentiment and Cicely's front ruffles.


One for Christmas - this was also for Fridays Free 4 All Challenge over on Split Coast - to use mostly blue!  I stamped the pine boughs from Festive Foliage with Tumbled Glass Ink and added some Dazzling Diamonds.  I also put three rhinestones on the sentiment.

See how versatile this lovely sentiment set is??!!

Please check out all the Design Team blogs linked below for more inspiration using this super new set!  Hope to see you back here tomorrow for Day #3 of the previews!  It should be 'spook-tacular'!!


Halloween Treat Bag:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud - Autumn/Winter, Hocus Pocus (to be released 9/19)
Paper:  Orange Zest - PTI,  gift bag - CVS
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Word Window Punch - SU, wide twill - SU, Fancy Tags 2 - Spellbinders, purple basket shred - Michaels, rhinestones - Kaiser

Halloween Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud Autumn/WInter, crow from Hocus Pocus (to be released 9/19), cauldron and spider from Halloween Party.
Paper:  Orange Zest, White, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  Black Micron Pen, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, glue pen.

Thanksgiving Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud Autumn/WInter, Cicely at Halloween, leaf from Peace and Plenty
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  2" circle punch - Fiskars, 1 3/4" circle punch - SU, black Micron Pen, Copics: E00, E35, E37, N6, N2, R20, YG95, R14, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Gold Spica Pen. dotted embossing strip - Just My Type  set from Provo Craft.

Christmas Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud Autumn/Winter,  pine boughs from Festive Foliage.
Paper: White, smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds - SU, glue pen, rhinestones - Kaiser

33 comments:

Sarah Martina said...

You're on a roll, Julia! These are fabulous!

Debgem said...

Love the Halloween gift bag - the fence looks fab on the twill ribbon. And the Say It Loud sentiments are just brilliant - a must have set!! Great cards!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Very cool Julia, love love the placement of the sentiments on the 1st tag... and great use of blocked colour on the other cards, lovely!

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

OH MY GOSH, woman...so many looks and seasons with these sets. Amazing. I especially love the way you turned Cicely into a pilgrim. Love how you can see beyond just an image and can imagine it is so many different ways.

Sonia said...

Wow! I love all of your cards, but have to comment on Cicely- I love how you changed her to a pilgrim- what a great tip!

Pauline said...

Wow, you have been very busy! Absolutely gorgeous, love the bag shape, and the stamped linen, such a lovely texture. And all your CAS cards are in such stunning colours, just beautiful!

Teresa Kline said...

these are amazing..luv the bag...hope you have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Claire Brennan said...

Julia!! your bag is terrific, I love the drama of the big range label!! but the cards!! WOW!! what a fabby set!! LOVE the out of the ordinary CAS look these have!! Wonderful!!! Big Hugs and thank you!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another awesome preview! You know, I adore the bag! Fun set.

Kate W. said...

Julia, you're my girl! Hello! I absolutely love what you did with Cicely. Bril-liant! You totally inspired me! All your cards, plus the awesome gift bag (you know I love your gift ensembles)are an inspiration!

Lynne Phelps said...

Bravo, these are FANTASTIC! And Pilgrim Cecily . . . Brilliant!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh what a fabulous collection of cards!

Jan said...

Such a cute gift bag and I like the unique handle! Great cards, too!

snowbear said...

I'm inspired... I love the bag with that gorgeous tag and the cards are really nice!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautifully decorated gift bag Julia! Love how you stamped on the fabric and what a darling collection of cards! Great way to showcase these new WM stamps!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

These new images are just going to be so much fun... and you have really showed another way to use them... !

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Way clever use of Cicely as a pilgrim! Love it!!

I'm Renee said...

Be still my heart...
I absolutely LOVE what you did with Cicely...
she's gorgeous!!
And so perfect as a Thanksgiving card...
a fabby, creative idea that I think I shall borrow...
*giggle*!
Love it all...
can't wait to get this goodies for myself...
just love the bag...
the cards...
it's all so fabby! :)

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Wowsa! Those large sentiments are incredible!!! I really love that fancy tag on the gift bag. And the lime green Thanksgiving card is so striking! Love that you used a non-fall color for that one. For once, I want Monday to get here faster:)

Cathy Weber said...

I really love that treat bag, such a cute handle and along with those three great cards, you have certainly sold me on the new Say it Loud Addition. I see so many different combinations that can be made. That fence on the twill was so smart, such texture and interest to the treat bag.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

My goodness how you showed off the new Say it Loud set Julia!! LOVE your gift bag embellishment. And your cards....FABULOSO!!!

Kelly S. said...

These are perfect CAS cards! I stand in awe because EVERY single card has the perfect little finishing touch! I love how you showcased so many of Claire's wonderful sets. And Cicely's hat clipped to pilgrim girl size...LOOOOVE!

Kelly S. said...

How could I forget the fence on BURLAP? EEEEK! Must.buy.burlap!

Becca Feeken said...

Wow, what an eye full!! As I scrolled through each card, I was bowled over with how very clever you are. Pilgram hat? Oh how brilliant!! You rock girl!!

Susan Hogan said...

You have it covered! Love those colours in the set - so vibrant!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Julia these are all FANTASTIC girl!!!!!

Robin Cooper said...

Very beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol E said...

Really beautiful cards, thanks for sharing them.

anya said...

Julia, you have done a fantastic job showcasing just how versatile this set is! Love your fun treat bag and your trio of seasonal cards. Cicely as a pilgrim?! Holy cow, that's amazing creativity!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific Julia! I like the pretty font of those sentiments and your gift bag is so elegant and festive.

Heather said...

Wow! Soo many wonderful creations, Julia. Love the Xmas card idea!

Cheryl Winget said...

You've really shown the versatility of these stamps. Love every one of your cards!

FM said...

I like the your use of Cicely again.