Friday, September 17, 2010

September WMS Customer Waltz - Diagonal Fun

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Welcome to the September WMS Customer Waltz! I always love this time of month -- everyone always has such fun projects and with this month's theme of Halloween, it's going to be AWESOME! :)

We have another fun little guessing game for you. Be sure to find the special word on every participating DT member's blog-o to answer the following question: What is the subject of one of the new stamp sets to be released in October? Place your answer in the WMS forum for a chance to win something fun! Good luck guys!

So I'm a flowery girl. I love pink flowers, yellow flowers, all sorts of flowers. However, with a Halloween theme, you can't really do flowers... ;-) So I opted for diagonals!


I've been playing with diagonals recently. It's sort of a fun way to add a little something to your project and use up your scraps! I think it's pretty fun and it adds a modern look to your card with minimal effort.

I started by cutting simple strips of patterned paper. Black patterned paper is Bo Bunny, the other two are American Crafts. I usually have a simple scrap paper to lay my strips on. Once all the strips are laid down, I just go ahead and trim.

For the bag, I actually made an envelope bag. Instructions can be found here. I wouldn't recommend using paper and next time I think I'd bite the bullet and get some fabric tape, no matter how expensive. It's a little hard to fold the seams but with a little persistence...

Stamps are all from Midnight Feast from WMS.

What do you think? Aren't diagonals fun?

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the WMS forum for the full blog waltz list!

39 comments :

Lavender Rose said...

Those diagonal paper strips look stunning, especially in the colour mix you chose, great card and bag, love them!

Alice Wertz said...

love the simple designs and that diagonal paper. fabulous set!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Your diagonals are divine (I'm a big fan of geometric designs) and really caught my eye. Fantastic gift set, Belinda!

Antje said...

super idea with the diagonals - love your gift set!

Beate said...

Diagonals ARE fun! Love your use of untraditional yellow for your Halloween project. Wonderful way to showcase the new beautiful stamps.
Hugs and smiles

Carly said...

So graphic and bold! Totally love it!

Bonnie said...

Your diagonals ARE fun Belinda! and I love your clue!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the diagonals Belinda! looks like ears of corn at first glance! wonderful colors and fun designs!

Carlie said...

Sweet gift bag and card, Belinda! Love these colors!

Joanne Gilch said...

the bag and card are terrific! thanks for the link to make the envie bag, and the explanation to get the stripes done.

Sandie said...

Great projects. The diagonals really make the whole thing pop!

Kelly S. said...

Awesome colors, LOVING those stripes, Belinda!

Jen said...

The diagonals are LOTS of fun! and I'm glad you persisted... (Darn those pesky corners) your creations turned out terrific
thanks for sharing

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful! I just love the colour combo! Kim

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love how the colors you used pop off of the black backgrounds! Great job!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh, I LOVE this Belinda! I'm all about clean simplicity and this is just perfection.

anya said...

Love the graphic style! This is a great combination of colors and patterns, too!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Yes, I love diagonals, super fun! Great projects! Have a great weekend!

Charlene said...

I just love there stamps and your card set is fantastic!!!!

Maureen said...

Both great! I really love the diagonals and your colors are so fresh for Halloween!

Claire Brennan said...

oh yes! I love the bold striking take on it Belinda!! Awesome!

Pat said...

Great colors and bold graphics!

Monique said...

Diagonals are so much fun!! And so are these colors.. Love this Halloween set..Great work!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

How fun Belinda! Love the bright, bold colors!

Jaala said...

Love the card and bag! Diagonals are fun and what a great way to use up scraps! Great work!

Jennie said...

Oh this is fab! Love the diagonals and great colors :o)

Ann said...

Awesome! LOVE the diagonals!

Lenet said...

this is fun! love these colored diagonals

cardcrazy said...

So fun! I'm lovin' the diagonals!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Love these gorgeous, bold colors!

BethieJ said...

Belinda I LOVE them! Your color combo and diagonals are FABULOUS!!!!
Hope your weekend has been GREAT!!

Tammy James said...

Ohhh I love you colour combo!

Sarita said...

Wow Belinda, these are fab creations. I love the vibrant colours and the diagonals work perfectly.
Love Sarita xx

LaurieJ said...

I'm lovin' the diagonals! You did a fab job at getting them straight.

Courtney K said...

oh wow! those diagonals are so striking.

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! These are soooo cool!
TFS!!

IamDerby said...

This is great! Loving the diagonal stripes!

Ren-Yi said...

oh so late in stopping by - but i love your diagonal strips. the colors are fabby and fun.

Kathi said...

Diagonals are fun and are slimming. Plus they're a great way to lead your eye to a focal image.

Your diagonals are especially wonderful because they're made from strips, which means that you were thrifty. Thrifty is good.

Great colors. I love those stamp label thingies. Hmm. I'm babbling. :D