Monday, February 27, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sneak Peek Day #2 - Tulips and Tea

Welcome to Day #2 of the Waltzingmouse February Release Sneak Peeks - Did you enjoy all of the Design Team's offerings yesterday as much as me?   And thank you for all the lovely comments you left here!

Today we are using stamps from Nordic Spring (remember the Nordic Winter set?!) and Florentine Frippery.

I used Claire's new Angle Top Label Box (another freebie at the WMS shop!) for my tea bag box  - but I left off the cover - making mine an open container.  I left the back piece on so it extended above the box as a backing for my butterfly.   The Good Morning Sentiment is from yesterday's French Country Set.  I die cut it with a Mega Rectangles Nestabilities and adhered it to one wing of the butterfly with foam tape.
 The butterfly, little heart and row of tulips are from Nordic Spring.
Here's a pic of how I stamped the sides
and a pic of the pieces I cut to line the box.  The blue back piece is 2 5/8 x 3 3/4, the side pieces are 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 (angle cut down to 1 3/8) the bottom piece is 2 5/8 x2 5/8 and the front piece is 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 (each piece had to be trimmed a tad - so, if you do this, place each piece inside to check the fit before adhering!)


 I inked the beautiful butterfly with 3 different shades of blue.  The grass is die cut from green tissue paper.  I die cut a coaster from Labels 16 Nestabilities for the base, covering the top with patterned paper and stamping this handmade stamp from yesterday's sneak peeked set Make Your Mark
 I also made a coordinating card for my tea box using the tulips from Nordic Spring and the Bonjour (hello, good morning, good day) stamp from yesterday's French Country
 Here's what I stamped on the back of my card -  from Make Your Mark
 and here's the set together!
 The 2nd set being sneak peeked today is Florentine Frippery.  I made a thank you card using a label stamp, one of the sentiment stamps and a strip background stamp from this beautifully decorative set.
 I stamped the label which fits the new Spellbinders Labels 25 - but since I don't have these I just cut it out with my trusty scissors!  After stamping the background on white and layering it to a black panel, I tied the wrinkled seam tape around the panels and then adhered the label over the ribbon with foam tape.  All the edges are sponged with Antique Linen ink.  I love the old fashioned formal wording of the sentiments in this set!

That's it from me today!

So off we go to check out the wonderful creations the rest of the WMS Design Team has created for today's Sneak Peeks!  Hope you can come by again tomorrow for Day #3!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston - you are here!
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Good Morning Tea Box & Card:
Stamps:  (all stamps available on 2/29/12) Waltzingmouse - Nordic Spring, French Country, Make Your Mark
Paper:White, Text Style 2008 & 2009 Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, green tissue paper - from my stash, thin coaster - Eclectic Paperie
Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk
Accessories:  Lace - from my stash, Labels 16 and Mega Rectangles -Nestabilities, grass die - MFT, Angle Top Label Box template - freebie from Waltzingmouse, ScorTape.

Verily I Thank Thee
Stamps: (all stamps available on 2/29/12) Waltzingmouse - Florentine Frippery
Paper:  White, True Black, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Pear Tart
Accessories:  black pearls - Amuse, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape.

34 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - wonderful projects! I think your little tea box is just fabulous. But the Verily card is stunning!!! Can't wait to see more :)

Sandie said...

I can see this butterfly being very popular! Love the box and the card is perfectly C&S.

Anne said...

Hi Julia what gorgeous projects, love that tea box, hadn't seen the template before. Can't wait for Wednesday release
Anne
x

Pauline said...

Fantastic card and tea box Julia, love the sweet row of tulips, and the florentine frippery is gorgeous!

~ Ali ~ said...

Again pprojects fi=ull of wonderful inspiration...love what you have shared with us today...as Deborah says can't wait to see more :O)

Ali x

Holly saveur said...

Gorgeous a very sweet idea!

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous - love your creations.

Kelly S. said...

That box is so awesome, Julia! I just love coming to look at your 3-D creations, you are so talented :) The stamped tulips around the edge are perfectly placed! Your Frippery card is so elegant in those shades!

Helen said...

Oh my - Julia, you've totally inspired me - i love the little tea set - gorgeous projects, both of them x

Becky said...

What awesome projects, I just love them. Your cards are gorgeous.

Jeanne J said...

Gosh you have been one busy lady Julia! Love the tea box with that beautiful butterfly and that frippery set card - just drop dead gorgeous! Great way to showcase your different styles!

Annette said...

wow another wonderful and sweet project...I TOTALLY love it

Luv 2 Create said...

Love the spring duo of tulips and butterflies, but the green and black card really caught my eye. Beautiful.
Marcie

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic - once again Julia you have totally made me smile. Who wouldn't love to wait up to a cup of tea if they were packaged as cute as this. Your matching card is such a great touch as well.

Your other project is just as amazing. Love that color combination! (wait 'till you see my project for tomorrow and you will see why I'm mentioning the color) *grin*

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards etc. Lovley images. TFS

Cathy Weber said...

These are wonderful! I love that little basket, so glad I just got the grass die! I especially love the cute card to go with it, love the tulip border on it.

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renee said...

Julia just gorgeous!!
Love the little box of tea...
how wonderful would that look for a brunch?
And the cards....
gorgeous!!
I'm in awe of all this gorgeous eye candy! :)
And hope you're feeling better...
it's gotta be hard with release going on...
but you're in my thoughts! :)

Sharron said...

Beautiful card and adorable tea box! Love your tulip design and the Good Morning sentiment is perfect!

*denise* said...

You are so creative, I wish I had a tiny bit of your creativty! The tea box is sooo cute. I will check out what your making every day. Perhaps I may gleen some of you great ideas!!! *denise*

carefree creations said...

Beautiful! Love the tea box - your butterfly is gorgeous!

Carol E said...

Beautiful projects, thank for sharing them.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooo!! I LOVE your beautiful tea box Julia!! It just oozes beauty and charm!! And your elegant ty card in green!! GORGEOUS!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh these projects are just lovely! I adore Nordic Winter so I am PSYCHED to see the full reveal of this set too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute tea bag project Julia! Love the stamped trim and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for sharing the how to! That card is gorgeous!

Becca Feeken said...

Julia, another stunningly delightful box! Oh, and that card is just gorgeous!!! Girlfiend you are amazing!!

GrannyB said...

I am a tea drinker and love this little box to store the in. Thanks for sharing with us

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic project idea! TFS

dpkennedy said...

I love both of these Julia! The tea set is beautiful and the Frippery is lovely!!

snowbear said...

LOVE the box!!! Great job!

anya said...

Ack! Julia, your tea ensemble is so fabulous! The design of the box is adorable, and I love the coordinating card you made. Love the bright little row of tulips. And *gorgeous* frippery card - sublime in green!

stampencamper said...

great projects; I'm lovin these border stamps

Julie Ann said...

What a cute gift to leave on someones desk for a pick me up. Love it!

Kate W. said...

Awesome projects!!! The tea box idea is absolutely charming!!! I just adore the frippery card!