Thursday, July 01, 2010

WMS July Blog Waltz

Welcome to the July Release Blog Waltz for Waltzingmouse Stamps. :) If you happened upon my blog, be sure to check out ALL the great projects by starting at Claire's blog.

As usual, there's prizes to be won for a random commenter on the DT blogs (it could be any blog!) and a random commenter on Claire's blog. The competition will end at 11:59 pm EASTERN on July 3rd. The winners will be announced on the WMS blog after that. So be sure to comment on every step along the way!

I wanted to just create a fun set to thank my friend M for some of her support. I love all my friends and every once in awhile, it's good to tell them that. :) She'll be getting it in the mail shortly.

For the card, I actually used a little masking on the lace pattern from Victorian Fripperie. I placed two post-it notes down before I stamped. I love that I can mask the edges off to use my background set in a different fashion.

The sentiment and frame come from Fancy Phrases.


I had the crimper on my desk still from a thank you card I created awhile back so I figured I'd use it again before I placed it back in my bin of dusty tools again. Note to self: hold the crimper tighter next time... but the subtle effect isn't too bad.

Wrapped that, along with some patterned paper and twine around a pack of Altoids.  The label comes from the new July set Rescue Remedies. It just fit nicely over the box and its just a lovely vintagey, old fashioned look.


Next up is the wonderfully talented Carly. I know you'll love what she has created!

84 comments :

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a beautiful card and gift. How lovely for your friend.
Clare x

Julia Aston said...

I love the fripperie stamped in white on the Kraft Belinda! what a nice set - and your papers are the perfect colors!

Deana said...

Cute pair! I really like the addition of the twine.

SHARLENE L said...

I JUST LOVE THIS FRIPPERIE STAMP SO MANY NICE POSSIBILITIES. CANT WAIT.

Eveline said...

Very elegant looking card and great looking tin.
Eveline.

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely gift and so creative : )

Charmaine Stack said...

Great set. Love the look of that white border against kraft. Thanks for the masking tip, too.

Holly Saveur said...

Looks so great.

Anika said...

Cute set! Love your color choices!

Nicky Hsu said...

So pretty. I love how you use a soft color and the white on Kraft is just too pretty.

maggiemeow said...

The white lace pattern looks like the real thing without adding any bulk. A very friendly looking card.

Kelly S. said...

Love that combo of OA papers and WMS...a perfect match!

Carly said...

Simply fabulous and oh so pretty!

Jen said...

Serious swooning going on over here! Love the Fippery stamp in white against the kraft.
Thank you for sharing

Antje said...

Wonderful clean look!

Erin said...

Wow! This is so pretty and delicate. I just love the colors and the simple white of the stamped image. Thanks for all the inspiration over the last few days.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful and love the white on the kraft

Earline said...

Just love this stamp set my birthday is this month so I know what I want

anya said...

Ooh very pretty Belinda! I love the lacy image stamped in white - what a great package for the tin, too!

AndreaM said...

A wonderful creation!

Luanne said...

I am totally in love with the "Frippery" stamps! I love it stamped with white. Looks just like lace. Beautiful projects. TFS!

Tammy said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on Victorian Fripperie! Thanks for the lovely samples to enable us more :)

Donna Scanlon said...

Love the colors you chose. The white lacy border on the kraft colored paper is so crisp it looks real.

Ann said...

Oh that border on kraft looks so gorgeous Belinda! Lovely card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

The white on kraft is such a pretty element! I love it!!

Pauline said...

Very Pretty Belinda, love this little set!

Karin said...

Beautiful! I love the kraft base!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is darling - I love the beauty of this and the color choice - reminds me of our trip to the french countryside! LOVELY job - TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hello there!

so many nice things you show! Wow!

Cant wait for those sets to come!

thank you for your inspirations!

Andrea

Nancy said...

Love it!
Love how craft cs and white work so well together...great job!

annesatx said...

What a nice, thoughtful little gift. I really like how you masked off the border stamp -- beautiful effect! Thanks.

Jeano said...

Great use of the new stamps. I really like the Victorian Frippery set.

Kris Turner said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Kay said...

I really love how you used the post-it notes to make the border - wow! This is such a nice little thank you gift and I know it will bring a smile!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty! I like the clean, classic elegance to your projects. The crimping is a nice touch too.

Sue D said...

Very sweet gift ensemble--she will love it.

Sharon said...

Love your projects and love this label set! It's such good news to consume sweet confections for medicinal use! Love the Victorian Frippery border too!

peggysue said...

Can always count on a great project at your blog. Great use of the Victorian frippery border, that is one cool set.

DeniseB said...

I am LOVIN' that Fripperie set!!! It's on my must-have list! Great samples on your blog!
DeniseB

Helen L said...

Just lovely!! I love your use of color with the craft paper, your masking and the white embossing: such a beautiful card!
Helen

katrynka said...

The white lace on the kraft card looks so elegant! I need to remember that idea!

Heather said...

Soo pretty - what a lucky friend you have :)

Angy said...

so pretty ...love that fripperie

Rosemary said...

just gorgeous! now i really need that victorian frippery set!

Anonymous said...

This is just so pretty! I love the white embossed border along the side!!
Beth Greco

Lou said...

So beautiful! I love this set stamped + embossed in white. Just gorgeous & a must have!

Gill said...

It is indeed so important to tell friends what they mean to us, & your card & gift is a great way to do so. Thank you for the idea.

Moira said...

I just ordered the new Victorian Fripperie set and the Fancy Phrases so this is a great idea to get my creative juices flowing!

Bogner's said...

I love the white on the craft. Absolutely perfect!

Alyssa S said...

What a gorgeous little gift set! Love that white on kraft - beautiful!

aluapi5 said...

This is one of my favorite sets, and I love how you stamped it on Kraft in white!

Laurie Marmon said...

ah, good tip with masking off the background stamp for a different way to use it. This set just goes so well with your style so I knew it would be a good project today. :)

Dani said...

WOW... Gorgeous!!

Judy said...

Wow, this card is great! Just love the Fripperie in white against the kraft cardstock...super idea! I can tell already that this will be one of my favorite sets!! Your making my creative juices flow!! Thanks for sharing....

Janet said...

Very pretty--kraft paper is always classic.

Karen said...

That white border on the kraft cardstock is just wonderful! Great card.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Very pretty card and wrap set Belinda!!

Jill said...

Belinda, great idea for masking on the border stamp--it does open up new possibilities, doesn't it?

Cristina said...

Beautiful. I love the off-centeredness of the card.

Joan Ervin said...

Both projects are sooo awesome...I love the kraft cardstock and how you stamped the white border...gorgoeus work!!!

LaurieJ said...

Love your projects Belinda! The card is especially lovely - the white border is gorgeous.

rlo said...

hot stuff - love the masking effect! and what a great way of gifting altoids. the tins are awesome as is, but what a great wrapping idea!

Christel Bonner said...

This is soo very cute. The one on the right could even be turned into a puff/pillow box. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Hogan said...

Love the subtle colours!

suezie said...

This is such simple but pretty packaging you gotta love it - and I do!

Gabi Mewi said...

Love the card you created...
Gorgeous new stamp set.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic creation Belinda...such a lovely design and the craft and white - wow - a real beauty!

isla said...

Love to see white stamped on craft and this set is perfect for this. A beautiful gift for your friend!

cbuswell said...

fab, just love the white, perfect!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous card - love the kraft n white - awesome

Sally Watkins said...

Sweet set! I love the soft colors. Congrats on Idol!

Katie Renz said...

Great ensemble and congrats on the win... you deserve it.

Wendy said...

My favorite color combination! Lovely!! Congrats on the Gallery Idol!!!

Sandie said...

Beautiful set, your friend will be thrilled!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so pretty and delicate. I love the choice of colors you used! And congrats on your Gallery Idol win, I loved your cards!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous gift set! I love the Victorian Fripperie border! Congratulations on your Gallery Idol achievement! I just love your jam card and would love to see you do a tutorial on how you made the picnic basket!!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful design, sure looks like a fun set.

Lynne Phelps said...

Love that crisp white fripperie lace background on the craft!

iScrap said...

So cute...I would have trouble parting with my creations! Love the cheeky remedies.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I am SO glad I have these sets on their way to me! You've confirmed that it was definitely worth it! Your first card is especially stunning.

Lyn S said...

Beautiful project Belinda, I love the elegant white border on the card.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Just fab Belinda, TFS

Hugs

Sarah

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a pretty gift set! Love the embossed ornate trim!

Kathi said...

Really lovely. I love the rusticness of the twine against the elegance of the embossed border.