Sunday, July 1, 2012

Waltzingmouse July Release Day - with Playful Pinwheels!

Are you as exited as we are about Claire's Waltzingmouse Release this month??!!

Well - today is the day all of the sets we've been showing for the past 3 days, as well as a new set being revealed today,  are available for purchase - and we're having our traditional Design Team Blog Waltz to celebrate!

You should start the waltz at Claire's blog -   if you have come here from Claire's blog - you are in the right place as I am the 2nd spot on the waltz card!

Which is your favorite??  Heroines - Fairy Princess? -  North Shore? - My Island? -  or today's super fun set -designed by our very own Anya - Playful Pinwheels??

First up - I used one of the sweet little patterned pinwheels - (there are 5 little ones in this set, each with a different pattern) I inked it yellow to go with the fun sentiment 'Sunny Side Up'!  I love that there are solid sticks and outline sticks for the pinwheels - this light colored pinwheel needed the softer looking outlined stick and I colored the inside with a grey Copic.

 Next I made a lovely quilt-like pattern stamping two of the small patterned pinwheels.  I stamped them on Guide Lines Grid Sheets paper from PTI, although they line up so easily just stamping them point to point - I really didn't need the grid paper!   I thought I'd use just black and white for a masculine card - simply adding clear rhinestones to the centers and on the banner sentiment. I think this would make a great anniversary card!
For my final  project - I just had to get a 4th of July card in using the large pinwheel!  There are 4 different patterns you can use for the arms.  I used the stars and the stripes - stamping the center piece again on a scrap, cutting it out and layering it over the base with foam tape.  There are 13 different sentiments to go with the pinwheels -  I used Celebrate for this one and cut it with a Pennant Banner die curling it a bit around my finger and adhering it with foam tape..  I used the Mojo Monday Sketch for the design of my card.
You can see from the side view - how I popped up the center part.
I'm also entering this in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge - to make a refreshing creation (the wind spinning the pinwheel!) and the twist is to use red.

Now - off you go to the next stop on the blog waltz -  the ever talented Laurie.

Remember to leave comments all along the way -  one lucky commenter will be chosen from one of the Design Teams blogs to win a stamp set of choice! You have until July 4th 6:59 am EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on Claire's blog on July 6th!

And don't forget to go shopping!!

Sunny Side Up:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Playful Pinwheels
Paper: White, Sahara Sand - PTI, DP October Afternoon - Farmhouse
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories:  Glue dots, foam tape, yellow satin ribbon - May Arts, Rhinestone - Kaiser, Copic: W2

You are my Whirl:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Playful Pinwheels
Paper:  White, True Black , Guide Lines Grid Sheet - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser, Nested Lacey Pennants (banner for sentiment) Spellbinders.

Celebrate:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Playful Pinwheels
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, DP Bitty Box Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Lady Bug &; Danube Blue
Accessories - Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Nested Lacey Pennants (banner), rhinestones - Michaels, foam tape.

77 comments:

Joyce said...

Wonderful cards today. I really like that black and white pinwheel card.

Pauline said...

These are all simply wonderful Julia! I love the pin wheels!

Kate said...

Your cards are lovely and now I'm really tempted by that pin wheel set.

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, that's really neat! I especially like your pin wheel card, great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Becca Feeken said...

This set is so fun Julia and you've done amazing things with it!!

Cibele Glazer said...

Your projects are wonderful but my favorite has to be the red, white and blue pinwheel!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Julia - these are all so much fun. Love the black/white design...so very trendy and you and I must have both had Independence Day on our minds. Fantastic job!

cbuswell said...

Ooh, fabulous cards, I love the background stamping with the smaller pinwheels! Brilliant!

Sian Ridley said...

Ooh I love your cards, but the black and white one has to be my favourite :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Julia it's a while since I passed by and I,m so glad I did today. Amazing new stamps from wm and beautifully crafted by you. Love the great colours and layouts you have chosen.

Marie

Lynn W. said...

Great cards - lots of fun!

Lynn Wild

Dottie said...

Every one of these cards are so great! Each one has a quality of its own. Very creative.

dclouser said...

These cards are all GORGEOUS! Love this set and love your style!

Christine Harrop said...

Love the yellow and black pinwheel!

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Deborah Frings said...

These pinwheels are such fun! I love the black and white card - very graphic!

Renee said...

I love them all Julia!!
I'm really loving that stars and stripes...
so perfect for the 4th!!
Fabulously inspiring projects this whole release...
have loved them all! :)

walchowDesign said...

Great pinwheels card!

Rosie said...

Very nice pinwheel card.

Super Jen said...

Especially love your red, white and blue card. The extra layer really makes it look like it's moving.

anya said...

Just fabulous, Julia! I love the quilt-like pattern you created, and so stunning in black and white! The way you popped up the center of your large pinwheel just looks great, too! Love this idea, thank you!

nicoleqmullen said...

Gorgeous creations, all so striking and amazing. I really love the black and white one! Such a fun release!!

Cindy said...

Love the pinwheels. Your cards are so cute. Can't wait to have this set.
Cindy

Jen said...

Really terrific cards! I love pinwheels! This set is definitely going in my shopping basket. Thank you for sharing!

Monica Edwards said...

gorgeous cards loved every one. Pinwheels are a great addition awesome

Kathlene said...

I love all three of your gorgeous cards! The grid of pinwheels is awesome and the red, white and blue card is amazing. Hugs, Kathy

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, I love those pinwheels! I just love the card you made with all those mini pinwheels stamped all over the front of the card and that red/white and blue pinwheel. beautiful. Those are the cutest fonts and sentiments that Anya created!

snowbear said...

Very patriotic pinwheels... love the look.

nzillingworth said...

Love the 3d effect on the cards grand job.

Linda said...

love the color combinations that you used.

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miatagal said...

Julia,

Your cards are amazing; great colour combos. Thanks for sharing. This has got to be the cutest set!

- elbeth - said...

Sorry, I seem to have a bit of a problem to comment today! I just wanted to say that I think all your projects are wonderful! :)

Sonia said...

I love all of your cards! The pinwheels are great- such a happy thing. I think pinwheels combine nostalgia with summer fun!!!

Sarah said...

Love the quilting pattern with the pinwheel.

Helen L said...

I love your first card, but the second with all those pinwheels in black is fantastic!! It's great to see them used to make a background!!

Helen L said...

I love your first card, but the second with all those pinwheels in black is fantastic!! It's great to see them used to make a background!!

Julie23 said...

Love your cards, the black & white one sold it and I had to buy this set.

Cyndie said...

Oh gosh, Julia, what fabulous designs! Can't decide which one I like most--maybe it's the first one with that subtle patterned paper you made. On the other hand I love the bold patterns and colors of the last one. And the middle one is so Escher-like, I'm hypnotized. Oh heck, I just love 'em all!

Sherry Gardner said...

The third card is my fav....I love pinwheels...

Jessica Strider said...

Love the new stamp sets. Amazing cards you've made with the pinwheels set.

Heidi said...

WOW you did a fabuoous job with all those pinwheels! So much creative ideas.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards... love the new pin wheel set!
DeniseB

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful cards...the black and white is my fave!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This set of pinwheels is so cute, and your cards really show it to perfection!! Wonderful samples, GF!

Jill Norwood said...

Love what you did with the pinwheel set! I wish I could buy all the releases!!!! Love them all! Your cards are so beautiful and fun!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome collection of projects Julia! LOVE the patriotic themed one especially! Great job!

Clare D. said...

I love the card with the circle around the pinwheel! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Smilie girl said...

The pinwheels are gorgeous!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Amazing how your cards are all so different and cute!

CatharineGoldbaum said...

Beautiful cards Julia! My favorite is the playful pinwheels.I really love the red and blue card,the pinwheels really pop off the page.I love that!

Melissa said...

Such great cards! Love the red, white and blue one!

Maureen said...

All great cards! I especially love the black repeating pattern one - very creative!

Karen said...

Love the pinwheels!

Karen said...

Love the pinwheels!

D Ortiz said...

I really like the black and white card!

Sue D said...

Great cards using the pin wheels!

Jean said...

Julia, I loved all your cards, the black and white is stunning, but the red, white and blue pin wheel is my all time favorite. Love your layout and style.. A great card for this time of year..
Hugs, Jean

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Julia! These sets look like lots of fun love the black and white pinwheel card.
Hugs Rizwana

Anne-Elise said...

Wow! Your cards are fabulous, Julia! Love these pinwheels!

Annette said...

wow these are fabulous...I really love that pinwheel card...

Rebecca said...

I love the red, white, and blue pinwheel card!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Liefs Riet.xx

Marybeth said...

Julia , I love all three cards you made. Love the layout of the firs one and the red . white. and blue in the last. The B&W is perfect as well.

Bonnie said...

Fabulous projects Julia! This is such a great set!

Moira said...

great cards Julia! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents and displaying the versatility of this set!

Cheryl B. said...

I really enjoyed the B&W pinwheel card. We always need ideas fro masculine cards

Jo4Him said...

Super fun cards; love all your color combos and details. Thanks for sharing

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your cards are adorable--I love how you achieved so many different looks with one set!

Chris L.

scrappykate said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the pinwheel "quilt."

dpkennedy said...

These are really cute Julia...the patriotic one is my favorite! Have a happy 4th!

Muneca said...

Wow-I'm loving the new pinwheel stamps!

seau said...

I love all your cards, the yellow pinwheel card is so cheerful and fresh looking, and the red,white and blue card is adorable. TFS.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely cards!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

These cards are "Wow cards!" So much fun. love, love, love this set!

Emily said...

I love how you made the "quilt" with pinwheels. Such a cool idea.