Friday, August 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse August Release Blog Waltz! A Tag and A Bag

We have finally arrived at the August Waltzingmouse New Release day!   All of the sets the Design Team has been showing you for the last 3 days are now available for purchase at the WMS Shop!

We are celebrating the release with our traditional WMS Design Team Blog Waltz.  And as always - you can win a stamp set of choice from this release - see details at the end of my post.

The waltz begins at Claire's blog . If you came here from Sandie's blog - you are in the right place!

I have two projects to share with you today.  Lots of pics so I tried to keep the chatter to a minimum!!

First I made a  tag using stamps from the full size stamp set Vintage Seed Packet.  I used the tag to dress up my plain Ball Mason jar full of flowers to give a friend.  I stamped the label, colored it with Copics, cut it out and layered it to purple and then black card stock panels.  I punched a hole in the top of the black piece and tied it around the neck of the jar with wrinkled seam tape.  I also stamped the little trowel from this set, colored it with Copics, cut it out and layered it over the tag -  isn't it cute?!
I filled the jar with some flowers from my garden -  Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Red Sedum (that just has a tinge of red on it right now) and a single daisy!  How pretty is this??!!
 I also decorated a little heart shaped bag from Pouch Mart.
I stamped the opera tag on white, cut it with one of the WMS opera tag dies and sponged the edges before taking it out of the die.  I stamped a lantern, candle and flame from Little Lanterns and a sentiment from Light of the World Sentiments.
I tied the tag to the bag using a large eye needle and wrinkled seam tape -I poked the needle right through the bag - brought the seam tape down into the bag in one spot and up out of the bag in another  -  tying the ribbon through the curves in the top of the opera tag. I also added a few pieces of ScorTape to the back of the tag.  This will hold the tag on securely.  Below you can see the heart shape of this pretty bag when it's open (with the seam tape threaded through it). The threads in the bag are golden as you can see in the above pic.
I also made 3 tags/bookmarks to go inside my bag, again using stamps from Little Lanterns and Light of the World.  I made this little gift set to give to a friend who is going through some difficult times and will appreciate reading these encouraging verses.  She could use them as bookmarks or just prop them up on a shelf or counter to read whenever she passes by them.

The tags are a Scalloped Tag die from Spellbinders.  I stamped the lanterns in London Fog Ink so they didn't obstruct the verses.  I just love the variety of lamp shapes, candle, flame and glow sizes included in this set!


We hope you have enjoyed and been inspired by our previews the past 3 days - and our Blog Waltz today!

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from the new release.  There will be a random drawing of the winner from comments left on all of the Design Team blogs on the Waltz today.

You have until August 26th  6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be posted on Claire’s blog on Tuesday August 28th.

I am the last person on the Waltz -  we're so happy you danced with us today!  If you missed anyone - you will find the complete list here!  And you can now purchase all the new stamps at the WMS Shop!


Vase Tag:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Seed Packet
Paper:  White, True Black, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser, Ball Mason Jar - grocery or hardware store, Copics: G40, E35, Y13, V04, BG10, T2, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Cropadile.
 Heart Bag and Bookmarks:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Opera Tags, Light of the World Sentiments, Little Lanterns
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart - PTI
Ink:  Memento - Sweet Plum, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Teal Zeal,  Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade.
Accessories:  heart shaped organza bag - Pouch Mart.com,  Opera Tag Die - WMS/Spellbinders, Scalloped Tag Die - Spellbinders, ScorTape, large eye needle, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rhinestones - Bazzill Basics.
 

52 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful projects Julia! I love the little bookmarks, and the little tags, the inking on them is so pretty!

Ann said...

Lovely - what a pretty bouquet! That tag is just perfect for giving flowers from the garden. And the tags are so beautifully coloured and stamped too - I just LOVE tags.

Kelly S. said...

I.love.that.lantern.tag!!!!!!!!!!! It's GORGEOUS with the Opera Tag image. Seriously every tag is beautiful, and now you have me yearning to take a trip to Pouch Mart! The shading on the tags is spectacular. Amazing designs, Julia!

Helen said...

Wow, I'm speechless! These are just beautiful Julia x

Lynne Phelps said...

Oh wow, the way you have layered the words over the lanterns is gorgeous! Love the elegant warm glow!

cbuswell said...

Beautiful tags, love the color combos!

Liza said...

Gorgeous projects Julia, I love all of your little tags.

Liza x

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects, and the flowers from your garden are gorgeous! Love what you did!

Rosie said...

I love the tags and thank you for giving us the opportunity to win some eye candy.

Lynn W. said...

Beautiful projects Julia - the tag is my favourite! I can't wait for my stamps to arrive so that I can play too!

Lynn Wild

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous projects Julia! These are so wonderful! Love the bag with the inspirational tags! I am sure your friend will be touched by them! And the flower vase with tag is lovely! A great idea!!

Claire said...

Beautiful projects Julia, I really like the little tags and how you over stamped them x

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, what a fabulous group of projects. I love the beautiful tag for the pretty flowers, and I am going to have to go check our Pouch Mart! Thank you for so much inspiration this release.

Cheryl B. said...

Beautiful tags and flowers!

Judi said...

Goodness, your little heart bag with tags is such a sweet little gift idea! And the tag for the flowers is perfect! Sad to see this hop come to an end -- such amazing samples!

Carol E said...

Your cute tags are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

Sharron said...

Love your beautiful bouquet and all those awesome tags! The little bag is adorable too. I definitely need to visit Pouch Mart! There has been SO MUCH fabulous inspiration from everyone during this release. Thanks so much for all the hard work you all put in!

Cynde said...

Julia such beautiful pieces. Love the little tag with the flowers on it and the little gem. IT goes perfect with the mason jar of your beautiful flowers from your garden! I think the heart shaped bag is so great with the tag and verses for your friend. I'm sure she'll find them comforting and appreciate your thoughtfulness. Your tags done with the muted color to show off the verse better are Stunning. Thanks for the inspiration~~

Deborah Frings said...

I love the pouch of inspirational bookmarks/tags - so, so beautiful. And the tag on the flowers is just so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Caryn S said...

I love the idea of making the mini tags as a gift set! Everything you have made here is just gorgeous.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Julia, Last but certainly not least. I have really enjoyed this blog hop & seeing all the inspirational projects. I am sure your friend will be touched by your beautiful & thoughtful collection of uplifting bookmarks. I loved the jar of flowers too. It is amazing how much difference the tag & bow make. They really are the finishing touches. x

Dottie said...

Oh my goodness. These projects are awesome. They are really wonderful works of art. Just beautiful.

Pattie J. said...

Boy!I love those tags. I am a nut with making tags, and these fit. gorgeous. and so useful....thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

wow wee those tags are amazing...girl you are so creative and fun...love them

Renee said...

Fabulous Julia!!
Love all of it...
have all week...
such an incredibly inspiring release!! :)

Emily said...

Love the little tag set and the colors you used. Beautiful flowers too!

meemee48 said...

The flowers, bag and tags are wonderful. Love them.

Marlena M. said...

I love the gift set you created here. That mesh bag is perfect for the gorgeous bookmarks!

Dianal said...

Last but not least as the saying goes. Love you projects. The bookmarks are a great idea too! Thanks for sharing.

Polly said...

Julia, you've really created some marvelous projects with the new stamp sets. I especially like the tags in the heart bag...so darling!

Melissa said...

Such beautiful projects! Your tag on the jar of flowers is so pretty!

Sonia said...

I love everything you did, but the bookmarks are my favorites!

TeresaAngelina said...

There are all so lovely...so pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects.

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Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the jar label! So pretty!

Joyce said...

Your tags are really wonderful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Julia! What a fabulous assortment of projects! Love all the tags and bookmarks!

Jo4Him said...

What adorable projects; love the sweet gift bag. Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

So beautiful, each and everyone. I love your sweet tags, so stunning.

m said...

Wow, gorgeous projects! Love your color choices.

victoria h said...

Love your jar of flowers, the tag makes them look even more special.

Kate said...

You are such a thoughtful person Julia. What wonderful gifts - flowers from your garden and the set of bookmarks. Gifts from the heart are so much more precious than gifts that are just from the pocket.

Sue D said...

Beautiful projects. Very pretty way to present a gift of flowers and wonderful bag of tags--I like how you used london fog to stamp the lanterns.

Caitiumom said...

I loved the opera tag stitched to the bag. I also loved these bookmarks.

Donna said...

Very pretty flowers- wouldn't have thought of using my butterfly bush blooms. The tag is perfect. Also the little bookmark bag is adorable. The lantern images are ideal!

Ann said...

Love everything yellow! Beautiful projects Julia.
Mstgane
Ann

Belinda Langner said...

Love the bookmarks and the tags! So lovely!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Julia...all the tags are fabulous!!!! The first tag you used for the bouquet of flowers is sooo pretty and I love what you did the the little yellow bag!!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Lovely bouquet, Julia. I bet you have a wonderful garden. I love the tags. I am so glad you provided close ups of them.

Margaret C said...

Great examplars of the taggies !

Vicky said...

What great projects. Love the tag on the flowers. & the book markers. Your coloring is great.

Pat K said...

These tags are simply gorgeous!

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