Saturday, October 15, 2011

Waltzingmouse October Release - DT Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse October Release day!!   To celebrate this great occasion, the Design Team is having a Blog Waltz - and you can win a WMS stamp set just by leaving a comment on each DT's blog today!

You should start the Waltz at Belinda's blog,   if you came here from Sandie's blog you're in the right place!

If you lose your way -  you will find the complete Waltz list on Claire's Blog.

Today we are using the two last sets of the release -  Candy Jar Christmas and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers - two wonderful sets for packaging those cookies and sweets we love to give during the holidays!

I always bake cookies and other goodies to give friends and coworkers when just a thoughtful little gift is needed.  So first up is a clear box of Gingerbread Men!

 I made the front strip 2 x 6 1/2" and stamped my gingerbread men from Candy Jar Christmas in a row.  Then I stamped the slim red border from Nordic Winter along the bottom.  The circle sentiment is from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers. 

I adhered a piece of patterned paper on the outside of the back of the box with the pattern facing in so it showed behind my cookies.  I used small glue dots on the corners and sides to adhere it so it didn't show too much.

Before I adhered the patterned paper -  I stamped all these sentiments on the white side, they are all from Candy Jar Christmas accept for "to help you make  merry" which is from Seasonal Remedies!  The frame is a Spellbinders Classic Frames.



Then I decorated this wonderful jar (again from the Christmas Tree Shop for just $2.99!) with images from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers.  I love having holiday traditions -  and I think getting this jar of sweets out each year would be a lovely one don't you?   I didn't have enough peppermints to fill the jar so I just laid a few outside so you'd get the idea!!
 Here's a close up of the pretty peppermint jar -  I layered the label over the jar and added some clear tiny twinkles.  This pretty pleated ribbon strip is from Pink Paisleee.
Now don't forget to leave comments all along the waltz for your chance to win a WMS stamp set!   And don't forget to go shopping!   Commenters have until October 17th 11:59 PM, 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog October 18th.

Next on the Blog Waltz list is the ever creative Kate!

88 comments:

Kelly S. said...

That gingerbread container is absolutely adorable, and your set of sentiments is GENIUS! That red glass jar just screams Christmas and is so beautiful with your Mrs. Claus treat label! Fill 'er up, please ;)!

Ger said...

Gorgeous makes, how cute are those Gingerbread Men! Ger x.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome!!!! tfs!!

Emilia said...

I love the candy jar!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your gingerbread project, as well as your beautiful red jar!
Thank you for sharing!

Jo Ann Mooney

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are fabulous, yum, can I have one.

Joanne Travis said...

Wow!! Everything is delightful and delicious!! Love the gingerbread man, looks like he is waving hi!

Anonymous said...

That gingerbread packaging is so
darn cute! I especially love the details that you added on the backside. Great job!! Thanks for sharing. :) Kim Walker

jacqui said...

These are really great cards, gingerbread, always tastes better at christmas.

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally gorgeous each and everyone of your creations! If only I were a millionaire, I would get all of these sets...

I'm Renee said...

Fabulous!!
I love that gingerbread container...
such a fabby gift!
And the candy jar...
it's gorgeous!
And at $2.99...
that's another fabby gift idea!!

Kelly G said...

Love the candy jar!!

Heather said...

I wish I had smell-a-vision cos I loove gingerbread cookies!
Love how you've used that yummy jar, as well :)

Cheryl S. said...

Adorable projects!! Anyone would love to receive these terrific gifts. You did an excellent job showcasing these wonderful new stamps!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the gingerbread container! what a great gift to receive!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous stuff Julia!! The jar and the gingerbread are going to make for some happy people!

christi said...

what cute ways to share home baked goodness. your tags and decorations are adorable.

Carola said...

Julia, your box with the gingerbread men is very beautiful and I like the Nordic Winter border below the stamped gingerbread men. And the back also looks pretty. And that beautifully jar is just perfect for little sweets.

Kind regards
Carola

NANCY P said...

Kids of any age love gingerbread mem at Christmas. Very pretty presentation.

debpaint16 said...

I love the Gingerbread Container & your gingerbread men look so Yummy, makes me want to start Christmas baking, lol!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

ladybugg61 said...

The gingerbread decoration is just the thing to decorate your bag of gingerbread goodies, and that red jar is a treasure!

snowbear said...

it's all so cute!!!

Debgem said...

Julia - just super! What a lovely present - homemade gingerbread boys! And your ruby sweetie jar is just so festive! Love them both!

Nancy said...

OMWord...you never fail to amaze me with your talent. These gifts are just amazing.
And I'm super jealous that you have a Christmas Tree Shop by you...maybe I need to make a quick trip to the Cape. LOL

Sandie said...

These are just so sweet. Love how you've used the stamps. Amazing work. xx

Traci M said...

I'll take a treat from your red treat jar anytime...such pretty projects and full of the Christmas spirit!! Thanks for sharing!

Angy said...

aww, so cute! love the gingerbread container and the way you added the label to the red container!

carefreestamper said...

Beautiful and fun projects. Love Waltzingmouse.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, these are perfect!!! I love your cookies! And the packaging this way is like professional!! It looks so gorgeous and fun as well!
Hugs, Wendy

Tanya said...

These are awesome! As I scroll down, every picture I'm like awwww, awww, awww! Sooooo cute!

Lynn W. said...

How sweet! Your friends must be drooling if they see your blog!

Lynn Wild

Darla said...

Yummm, your gingerbread look so delish and wrapped so pretty and I just love the red Christmas jar!!

Sharron said...

Wow, what awesome gifts! Love your gingerbread men container and the candy jar is gorgeous--so perfect for Christmas!

Paulette Still said...

I loved the gingerbread men.

Denise said...

What beautiful gift ideas! Very nice presentation for homemade goodies!
DeniseB

Marge said...

WOW -- two amazingly adorable ideas for Holiday gifting or our own decor!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What darling gingerbread wrapping Julia!! And I love how you included all the sentiments so perfectly!! Your red jar is just stunning too!!

Darlene said...

I love all your projects!! TFS!

Crystal said...

Oh my word these are soooo creative and soooo festive Julia, STUNNING work my friend! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Karen B. said...

Super fantastic packaging and the real sweet jar is too cute!

Susan said...

What a sweet clear container for your gingerbread men -- it works so perfectly with these new stamps. The idea of the seasonal candy jar is a great one and I'm sure it would have family members reaching in each year.

Sonia said...

I love your projects! You are going to have some very pleased recipients!

Melissa said...

So fun! I love your box of gingerbread cookies!

Super Jen said...

I am soooo ready for Christmas now!

Lisa S. said...

What super gift ideas Julia! Love the cookie jar and would love one of those gingerbread boys. YUM-O!!

Rufus said...

Love your gingerbread men container! So smart to put the patterned side in to serve as a backdrop for the cookies! That red jar is awesome! I do miss The Christmas Tree shops, they had some great stuff!
R/

Linda Carson said...

Oh yum! Someone's Christmas will be brighter w/these fab gifts!

Scrappin Thread said...

Beautiful projects! I love everything you have made.

Peggy said...

Great decorated box and candy jar.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Sue D said...

Wonderful creations!

Kary said...

Wow, so pretty projects, Julia! The gingerbread border is gorgeous, and I love the red jar too!! It feels like Christmas already ;) Great job!!

Cassie_lu said...

great way to gift little gingerbread.

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

The gingerbread men and the candy jar are wonderful. Great ideas TFS

Terri said...

They are both great, I especially like the box with the gingerbread men though. Super cute!

joanieg said...

Julie, you did a great job! Love the presentation and the cookies also look tasty!! Thank You for sharing and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

The cookie bag is so cute, just perfect for a small treat for the old people retirement home.
Great idea, thank-you.
Maria V.

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Thanks for such great gift ideas! That crimson candy jar is so striking! Great stuff!

Emily said...

Wow that jar is beautiful. Great projects.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Julia - these are just amazing! I would love to get gingerbread men in a container like this! This is very creative! I love how you stamped the back too - great idea. and that candy jar - too gorgeous. I love how you decorated it and thanks for the link to buy one for myself! Great gift idea :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Becca Feeken said...

Awesome treats Julia! Love the gingerbread men in the clear box - yum!!

Karen said...

cute! I really love them

carol from kiwiland said...

Very pretty creative label for all your goodies.Love the cards you made on day 3.I think I have a desire for the ornament set of stamps and I loved the background on the Be Very Good card.Well done.Thanks for sharing.

Smilie girl said...

Oh! I'm falling more and more in love with the release. Love your projects. What beautiful and practical decorations for Christmas.

suezie said...

I love anything gingerbread - reminds me of making these when my girls were young I guess - am lovin your pretty red jar!!!

AuroraDawn said...

I just love those gingerbread men - I wish I could bake ... how hard can it be???

I have to buy this set, and find the kitchen LOL

Mona L. Pendleton said...

That gingerbread treat bag is darling! Love all the layers on the label! and the beautifully decorated jar makes for a wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

Love these stamp sets :) The gingerbread men packaging is so cute - a perfect stocking stuffer.

Marilize

(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Carol said...

Love your gingerbread container, as I am always making these containers for my homemade turtle that I make at Christmas and other Holidays to give away. Also love your candy jar tag!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful cookie treat box and candy jar!! Loving these samples from the DT.. making my sweet tooth really flare up~!

Cheryl G said...

Fantastic!! I love gingerbread men! You have given me the Christmas spirit!! So cute! I just love candy jars!

Sheila M Jones said...

These are all just lovely - fairly gets you in the festive mood!

Jen Adcock said...

What wonderful creations each so stellar! I just love them all!

Cheryl B. said...

Love the jar idea and your card is so "sweet"!

Barb said...

This is so sweet! I love the little gingerbread men!

Charmaine Stack said...

Julia, what a lovely gift package idea. I have enjoyed all the things you have done with this release. I like the jar topper tag, I adore the Bethlehem landscape oval, I could go on and on! :-)

Heather said...

Love the box of gingerbread men, they look amazing!

Lea L. said...

These are so cute!! Love them!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! You really went all out! Thank you so much for taking so much time and care to make all of these lovely projects for us. I want a nibble of that gingerbread SO badly!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Your gingerbread men are adorable! I love what you've done with the new releases and your amazing red glass jar!

A said...

love the gingerbread idea. this gets my creative juices flowing.

Joyce said...

What a great project. I love gingerbread men.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects. The gingerbread men are cute. You give me inspiration!

Mary Poutou
PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

Deirdre said...

Fab, love your gingerbread man that was waving at me!! LOL! Just fab.

Karen Wedding said...

Wow. What a neat idea. I love your candy jar. Love the gingerbread men too. Cute little gift.

Helen L said...

What a lovely box, and I love that jar and the way you decorated it: it would be a wonderful decoration to have out every Christmas!! :-)

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, I can just imagine the red jar sitting on my counter filled with holiday goodness. I love it! And I love those little gingerbread men.

Pamela A said...

sooo loving the gingerbread cookies, who wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of this gift!