Sunday, June 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - June 2015

I'm attending the Waltzingmouse June Pajama Party tonight -  are you coming too? 
Around the first of each month Claire posts the challenges for the PJ Party that happens on the 14th of each month over at the Waltzingmouse Blog.  You have almost two weeks to get your projects done and ready to bring to the party.  The party starts at Midnight (Claire's Time in Ireland) and you have 24 hours to link up your projects.  Here are Claire's June Challenges:
Challenge 1 - Can It/Pickle It  Make a project involving canning jars/jam jars
I decided to make a treat bag as I often give gifts of cookies or other treats, especially during the holidays so I like to have them on hand!  The jar, jar cover and cookies stamps are from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, the Sweet Treats sentiment is from Candy Jar Christmas, the For You and little heart stamped on the striped paper are from Jam Packed.  
I cut the tags with the Stitched Tag Die set out of Kraft Core Coredinations paper and then lightly sanded them to reveal the kraft core.  I cut the jar and lid using the Jar Essentials Die set and the little heart hole reinforcer on the blue tag is from the Folding Tag die set.  So cute right?
(Design Tip:  the heart, star, circle and square reinforcer dies are great for filling a shaker card!)
I'm linking my treat bag to the Tag You're It challenge
I was inspired by the design of placing a tag on a gift bag and the food theme!
Challenge #2 - Coffee Color Challenge - Inspiration Photo
For this color challenge, I pulled out a little 4 oz coffee cup and decorated it with a brown strip of patterned paper and stampings from My Island
I stamped the sun stamp in Orange Zest, the beach hut and umbrella in Dark Chocolate and the chillax in Pure Poppy.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and layered the pieces onto the sun stamping with foam dots.  I added some sequins, layered the sun to a piece of Pure Poppy and adhered it over the band on the cup.  A cute little treat container!
 (I got the 4 oz cups on ETSY here. thanks for enabling me Amy Tsuruta!!)
Challenge #3 - Old Pajamas -   Use one of your older Waltzingouse Stamps sets to create a project for this challenge! The WMS Design Team will be digging out our USA 1776,  stamp sets for this one.
Perfect timing for this set with the 4th of July coming up in the US!  I hand cut the stamped frame and Miss Liberty and layered them over the card base using foam dots.  I sponged everything with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and added some sequins to the centers of several of the fireworks!
  I'm linking my 4th of July card to Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Challenge #4  - Bedtime Story Sketch
I was inspired to make a baby girl card with the Bedtime Story Sketch.  I used stamps from USA 1776 for the banner (see how below).  The Special Delivery and Arriving Soon sentiments are from Little Darlings Images and A Baby Girl and a little bundle of Sweetness are from Little Darling Sentiments.   I used the beautiful Picot Panel Die for the sentiment in the center.   I added 3 Mirrored Stars for some sparkle!
Here's how I made my banner using one of the star arm stamps from USA 1776 (when you put 5 of these together it forms a star) -  I stamped it and cut it out leaving a little white border around the edge.  Then I just cut across it corner to corner to make a banner shape.  I used the larger bottom piece.  I put a piece of ScorTape across the top of each banner on the back and laid the twine over it to hold it in place.  I put a piece of foam tape on each banner so it would pop up off the card.  I flipped it over and spaced the  banners the way I wanted them on the card front.
You can also see how I lined up two sentiment stamps on my acrylic block so it was easy peasy to stamp the two sentiments evenly along the bottom.  For the  single stamp Special Delivery stamping along the top I just drew a line in pencil so I'd stamp straight and erased the line after stamping!

  (Design Tip:  when stamping a sentiment across the whole card - start on one side with part of the sentiment off the edge)
So we really hope to see you at the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - there are prizes to be won!   You don't have to use WMS stamps but if you have them please do!! You'll find all the details at the WMS blog.  
And if you want to go Waltzingmouse shopping at the brandy new designed shop and check out Claire's new June releases  - take a peek here.
Treat Bag
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Candy Jr Christmas and Jam Packed - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations/Tim Holtz, DP - Farm House Paper Pad - October Afternoon.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Brown paper bag - Michaels, Dies - Jar Essentials, Stitched Tags, Folding Tag - Waltzingmouse, Cappuccino Twine - The Twinery, Copics:  BG10, E37, E35, Mini sanding block - Ranger, Kraft Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, ScorTape, foam dots.

Coffee Cup
Stamps:  My Island - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Textstyle Bitty Block Basics, Rustic Cream - PTI, red paper - Coredinations Distress Collection/Ranger
Ink:  Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy.
Accessories:  Kraft Sequins - Avery Elle, 4 oz Coffee Cups - BellaCreations4U etsy Shop, ScorTape, foam dots, small oval punch - SU

July 4th card
Stamps:  USA 1776 - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

A Little Bundle of Sweetness
Stamps:  USA 1776, Little Darling Images, Little Darling Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock, White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories:  Blossom Twine - The Twinery, Mirrored Stars - Idea-ology, Picot Panel Die - Waltzingmouse, ScorTape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Foam dots.


artful-notions said...

Always love seeing what Julia does with a challenge. Maxed out fabulous, all of them!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fantastic collection of projects! Love all the WMS goodness especially the sweet gingerbread men and fun banner!

~amy~ said...

WOW...super fun projects Julia!

Marybeth said...

Creative and beautiful project,Julie! Love the way you made your banner flags....soooo smart!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So many wonderful creations Julia! I love the gingerbread cookies in the jar on your treat bag, what a great image for all year round! hugs :)

walchowDesign said...

You've been busy creating so many wonderful project and my fav would be the last card with the sweet banners, Julia!

Kate said...

I always love stopping by your blog Julia, but that last card really took my breath away. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creativity.

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful contrast in your projects Julia! Love the distressing and vintage look of your gingies and patriotic project, but wow the bold clean modern look on that baby card has totally stolen my heart!

Jill Norwood said...

Julia your projects are all so wonderful! I love the gingerbread men in the jar! So sweet and such a fun color combo! And oh that sweet baby card with the banner! Your creativity is always SO AMAZING!!!! :)

Ohhh Snap said...

LOVE the cards! I'm biased towards the jar challenge entry, because I LOVE using lunch bags for gift wrapping lol.

Neets B said...

Wonderful selection of creations. Love that sweet baby card and great distressed feel on your 4th of July card, thanks for linking it up at ATSM this week, Anita x

*Vicki* said...

Hi Julia! Really fabulous creations here as always!! LOVE your wonderful fireworks design for a July 4th Holiday! Stunning details! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Shari Trumbull said...

Holy Moly, Julia!! You are just AMAZING!! Look at all of these fun & playful cards!! Each creation different and fun and gosh, why do I want to have a pillow fight? Oh, it's because you made all of these for a pajama party!! :) :) So fun!! XOXO-Shari

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous creations and love all the tips :)

Claire said...

Phew - you've been busy Julia! I couldn't bear to use the cookie bag and coffee bag I don't think...they're too gorgeous to use lol! Love your cards, especially the US themed one. I do love that stamp set but don't really know who I'd send the cards to!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome love all your projects. Thank you for joining us over at tag you're it.