Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WMS March Sneak Peek Day 2 - Folk Art Labels No. 25

Welcome friends to Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse March Release Sneak Peeks!  Did you LOVE  A Good Egg yesterday??!! (Thanks for all of your lovely comments left!)   Well - today we have a pretty little mini set to show you called Folk Art Labels No. 25 (No. 25 because the lovely wreath frame fits in Labels 25 Nestabilities!)  This mini set consists of the lovely wreath frame, birthday sentiment, two design elements (a floral and a leaf) as well as To: and From:
And I used the Labels 25 Nestabilities to cut mine - but it would have been very easy to hand cut as well.  I black embossed the wreath on white card stock - and then colored it with several colors of Copics and added one rhinestone to the top center flower.  Isn't this a beautiful wreath?!  It colored up so nicely!
I embossed the green panel with Wicker Weave and popped the wreath onto it with foam tape for some nice dimension.
Then I thought - well what else can I do with this set???...and my eyes set upon this fun polka dot paper bag sitting on my work table from another recent project.  And I looked at the dots and thought - I could stamp the floral design element from this set over the white dots randomly on the bag to color it up a bit?!?!   So that's what I did!
Here's a close up of part of the bag so you see how I stamped over the printed polkadots.
Then I stamped the birthday sentiment on a piece of Kraft card stock, punched it and adhered it to the bottom corner of the bag - it just worked out that it fit between two of the polkadots - so I added two rhinestones to shine it up a bit!  A couple of big home made cookies would fit nicely inside as well as many other 'slim' gift items!  The bag measures 5" x 7.5"
So here you go - two very different projects from a mini set!

Once again -  there's a little competition - PIN IT TO WIN IT! - All you have to do is PIN your favorite sample from today's Design Team creations on your Pinterest board, use the keyword #WMSfolklabel  in the caption to your pin. On Friday at 6pm GMT Claire will gather all the pins with the keyword  to pick a random pinner to win this new stamp set!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the WMS Design Team to see what they have created with this set!  Here are their links!

And please stop by tomorrow for Day 3 of the Sneak Peeks!

I'm entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - a bit of' O' green.

Anya Schrier
 Becca Feeken
 Belinda Chang Langner
 Clare Buswell
 Edna Morrisedie
 Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
 Jeanne Jachna
 Jen Cuthbertson
 Jennifer Holmes
 Julia Aston  - ME!
 Karin Åkesdotter
 Kelly Schirmer
 Kim Duran
 Laurie Schmidlin
 Lynn Mercurio
 Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
 Sarah Martina Parker
 Teresa Kline
 Tosha Leyendekker
 Claire Brennan - owner/designer

Embossed Wreath:
Stamps:  Folk Art Labels No. 25 - Waltzingmouse (to be released March 8)
Paper:  White, true black, simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  black embossing powder, heat gun, Labels 25 Nestabilities, Copics: RV09, Y35, YG03, YG95, BG49, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, wicker weave embossing folder - Provo Craft.

Polka Dot Bag:
Stamps: Folk Art Labels No. 25 - Waltzingmouse (to be released March 8)
Paper:  kraft - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed.
Accessories:  Polka Dot bag - Impress, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, key tag punch - SU


Pauline said...

These are beautiful Julia, what a pretty frame, love the colours and the sweet little gift bag!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card Julia! I love what you did with the bag dots!

Kate W. said...

Love the card. CAS packs a punch with the lovely folk art tag. Just lovin' the bag. Great idea-never seen that done before and it works so perfectly!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Julia...such great color in both of these projects. I love CAS, and really struggle with it myself, so I appreciate the inspiration you give me!

That bag is adorable, and I love the thought of dressing up those plain ole brown wrappers turning them into a work of art. BRILLIANT!

Renee said...

Gorgeous card...
that embossed background is perfect for this label!
But what a fun bag...
I would have never thought of it! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I just love these Julia!! That bag is darling!! Great job!!

I know that you enjoy making CAS designs and hope that you can play along with us sometime at CAS on Sunday!! HUGS :)

Jeanne J said...

That green has me thinking spring Julia! And the accents on the dots on the gift bag is a fab idea and looks great!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such great ideas for this set - Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the dotty bag - so pretty! The card is clean, simple and so elegant!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful card and bag, Julia! I just love them!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love your textured background with your beautifully colored label Julia!! And your bag is just the sweetest!!

Anonymous said...

Julia, gorgeous, sweet, eye-candy. I love how you put things together girl!! The bag is adorable and your card is amazing!

Jo4Him said...

Super projects; love the card. Thanks for sharing

Lagene said...

Beautiful card & I love the paper bag card!

Lin said...

Lovely, Julia! The embossing really adds a nice dimension. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Vicki said...

I love how you made the label as the focal point of your card. Really pretty.

Belinda Langner said...

Love the dots on the gift bag! Super fun!

Sandra Smith said...

The Wicker Weave embossing on your card really makes the label and image stand out. Love that you dressed up a bag in such a colorful way!