Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waltzingmouse Oct Previews - Day 1 - Seasonal Remedies

I'm so excited to be bringing you a Waltzingmouse Preview today!  Claire has designed 6 wonderful holiday sets for us this month - just in time for our holiday decorating, gift and card giving needs!
Today the Design Team is highlighting Holiday Remedies a lovely labels set (a holiday version of last years Rescue Remedies!) - and I made a card and an altered gift item!

For my 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card I used the two smallest stamps in the set -  this beautiful framed Holy City and the crown.


 I embossed an oval Nestability on my card and then silver embossed the crown above the frame.  Next I stamped the image on white, cut it with a slightly smaller oval, adhering it inside the oval with foam tape.   The Merry Christmas is from another new set we will be previewing on 10/14.

My next project is an altered jar of Strawberry Preserves!  I stamped this fun label which is actually a square and die cut it with a circle Nestability so it fit on the cover.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Old Paper ink.
For the sides of the jar - I measured around the jar and cut a panal 1/2" longer (for overlap) and the height of the jar which just happened to fit the label (well, almost!)  Then I stamped the label side by side until the panel was covered. I adhered the panel to the jar using ScorTape.  Helpful Hint:  when you want to cover a jar - look for one that has straight sides -then a panel will adhere around it nicely!

I made a label for my Gift Jar by stamping the holly and berries from Festive Foliage and the sentiment "A Gift for You" from Compliments of the Season.  I punched a hole in the top and tied it around the jar with twine.  This really dresses up the Strawberry Preserves don't you think?! 

Now off we go to see what the rest of the crafty Design Team ladies have to inspire our creativity!  I hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see another new Waltzingmouse set preview (it's a set you haven't seen ANYWHERE else!) -  Release day is Saturday October 15th.

Anya Schrier

Julia Aston  
Belinda Chang Langner 


Claire Brennan (Owner)

Holy City Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - crown and Holy City from Seasonal Remedies, Merry Christmas from 2011 Holiday Ornaments (both to be released 10/15)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Danube Blue, Versamark
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, silver embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape.

Jar of Strawberry Preserves:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Label from Seasonal Remedies (to be released 10/15), holly and berries from Festive Foliage, A Gift for You from Compliments of the Season.
Accessories:  cropadile, ScorTape, twine - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, jar of Strawberry Preserves.

23 comments:

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is fab, love it

Ali x

Sandie said...

ooh, love your CAS style card and the decorated jar is just fabulous!

Kary said...

So gorgeous!! Love your bottle of preserves - so well decorated. Great job!!

Debgem said...

I absolutely love that sweet stamp of the Holy city - your card is simply lovely! And the jar of jam looks fab too!

I'm Renee said...

Julia...
that card is simply stunning!
Love it!!
And the jam...
I die over that label wrapped around it...
gorgeous!
If this is what Day 1 is bringing...
I'm going to be dead by Saturday's release just from losing my breath so many times and pure excitement!! *giggle*

Peggy said...

Great idea.

Clare said...

What a beauty! So simple yet elegant! Describes our Lord perfectly - the King! Love the blue, too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Julia. Love the CAS card, and what a great idea to add your embossing around the image. I also love how you added the label at an angle. It looks fantastic!

snowbear said...

LOVE the jar!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful projects Julia! Love the CAS card with the silver embossed crown! Simply stunning!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty, Julia! I love the little decorated jar!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow! I love that CAS card, Julia! What an amazing way to use that image with the crown! I love it!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan Ervin said...

Beautiful projects, Julia...I'm lovin the new stamps!!!! Your blue CAS design is really pretty with the silhouette image in the center and what a fun jar project!!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Your elegant, CAS card is gorgeous!
Very creative altering of the jar also.

Becca Feeken said...

Beautiful CAS card Julia!! Love the dimension to add to your work!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful card and jar Julia!! I love your silver crown. And your jar is just charming!!

Helen L said...

WOW! Those are amazing projects!! Love them!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that jelly jar is SO AMAZING, Julia! The vintage look you achieve is amazing, and I love that it's stamped in festive green! Your CAS card is Clean and Stunning! So perfect for the season :)!

Jeanne J said...

Julia, First I love your card - it is just striking- love the blue and how clean it looks. Very elegant.
The wrapper on your jar is just - WOW! I know I'll be looking at that more than a few times trying to figure out exactly how you did it.

anya said...

Oh Julia, I love the range of styles here! Your first card is so simple and elegant - a great reminder of the true meaning of the season. Your packaged preserves are vintage yumminess - especially love the way you added the holly leaves!

Lisa Lara said...

Your jar label looks like it came that way. Wow Julia. I love that Christmas card...so elegant and professional.

Pamela A said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas on covering the jar - what a great gift idea.