Thursday, June 6, 2013

WMS May Release Inspiration - USA 1776

Every Tuesday and Thursday in June some of the WMS design team will be posting using the new May Release Stamp sets - USA 1776 and Country Labels 4.  You can find out who's posting by checking Claire's WMS blog on Tuesday and Thursday each week in June!

Today it's Lynn and me!  I'm using the festive USA 1776 set for my projects -  It's time to get your party on!!  Wouldn't these look festive and fun on your celebratory party table??!!

I made these wonderful party favor table decorations using templates from Claire's WMS shop -   The Three King's Boxes template and the Tea Cracker cut file.  These are both FREE downloads!  Claire created these for Christmas -  but I've commandeered them for the USA 4th of July - and I bet you could figure out how to use these stamps for New Year's Eve, birthday, graduation or another celebration - using different colors and sentiments on these fun templates!
So - I took a few pics as I was making these so you could see just what I did.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Tea Cracker cut files.  Then I stamped them with one of the fireworks stamps in this set.
Rolled it up on my glue pen to get the curve going.

Added a strip of double sided tape to one edge - rolled 'em up and sealed the edge.

Then I pinched the area with the cut out diamonds together on each end
and just pushed the end towards the center a bit to get a good crease.

Here they are unadorned - 
I stamped Happy 4th punching it out with a small oval punch and adhered on the cracker with foam tape.

I tied red and blue wrinkled seam tape around the ends.  You could put M&M's, mints, a special note, any small treat inside these.  Mine measure approx 5 1/4" long 1" diameter.

And here are the straight and tall Three Kings - ready to hold lots of treats, a dried flower bouquet or even a taper candle (for looks only - NOT to be lit!)

Here's how I stamped the more decorated ones.  The blue diamonds and red line stamps along the bottom are from the previously released set Heirloom Patterns.
Score where noted, fold it up, tape the ends tie a grosgrain ribbon around the neck and add the stamped die cut star!

This one I stamped more simply with just the 'crown' stamping, the star and ribbon.  Look how different they look just by using a red or blue ribbon!
The star is stamped with a stars stamp and a stripes stamp in the set - they are so easy to line up - and when you've stamped 5 of them - they fit in the Spellbinders Star die!
So - one more look at how festive your next celebration could be!
Now let's waltz over to Lynn's blog to see what she has to inspire us with!  Be sure to check Claire's blog every Tuesday and Thursday in June to see who's posting - I'll be highlighting the Country Labels 4 set on June 27th!

Tea Crackers:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - USA 1776
Paper:  whiteMichaels and some PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Festive Berries and Salty Ocean
Accessories:  ScorTape, foam tape, small oval punch - SU, tea cracker cut file - WMS, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop

3 Kings Boxes:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - USA 1776
Paper: white - Michaels and some PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Lady Bug
Accessories:  ScorTape, foam tape, 1" circle punch - EK Success, Star Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon - PTI, 3 Kings Boxes Template - WMS.


Renee said...

Julia these are fabulous!!
And I can just imagine what your holiday table will look like with these there...
incredible!! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Brilliantly creative, Julia. How amazing these crafty projects look. You did a FANTASTIC job with these table treats!

Deborah Frings said...

What fabulous projects - so very festive. I think your 4th July display will be fantastic!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun July 4 gift set!!

Annette Allen said...

wow wee Julia.. these are amazing.. you are such a party planner..

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

You are just amazing, my friend! These are the most awesome projects for July! Yowza!!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wowza Julia! What an awesome collection of patriotic projects! You really went above and beyond! I love them all!

Pauline said...

These are amazing Julia, what wonderful table decorations you made here, and how cool that the star patches fit in the crown of the 3 kings boxes!

winterbeartp said...

Wow, Julia! These are just gorgeous! What a great idea to commandeer the three kings and use them this way! Really impressive and what a festive display they will make on a Fourth of July table! TFS
Melinda - Winter Bear Trading

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD those are fantastic, Julia! What a creative use of the Three Kings's a perfect shape for a little firecracker box! Awesome use of the stamp sets on them. My family does a big party on the 3rd and these would be so much fun to fill with treats for the kids!!!

Kelly S. said...

Um...that was supposed to say a perfect use for the Three Kings Box template!! :)

Rosanne said...

Your party favours turned out great!

Marybeth said...

Julia I am giving you two thumbs up! Oh my gosh I love these fun projects you have made. Look like a lot of work but well worth it! I love the ones you can fill with candy. I better get started!

Sue from Oregon said...

Tons of fun here Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, you are a master at creating treat holders and boxes. You really knocked these out of the ballpark with your festive embellishments and creative designs.

Cathy Weber said...

How fun these are! I always know you are going to come up with something different and unique and who would think of Three Kings and 4th of July! What a great idea and they look like they would be so much fun to pop them open!

Barb Murphy said...

Amazing creativity! I love the crackers and your tutorial is perfect.

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Vickie Z said...

These are fabulous Julia!!You always make the coolest 3D items!!

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