Saturday, November 06, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Preview - Day 3

Welcome to the third day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release previews! The DT and I will be sharing projects featuring FOUR new stamp sets that will be available for purchase at the Waltzingmouse online store starting Sunday, November 7th. You should have spied a bit of all the sets already! Any favorites so far?

Be sure to check out Claire, Anya, Bonnie, Jennifer, Joan, Julia, Laurie, Lisa, Lynn, Mona, and Sandie who all have fabulous projects to share with you! 

Today I'm going to show you something featuring the new set called Vintage Ornaments. Vintage Ornaments set is full of FIVE unique ornaments & many other images which can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of embellishments for your projects! Of course these beautiful ornament images can be cut/embossed using the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die template! 

I opted to make a fun card and money holder set. I know some people think money's an impersonal gift but you know what? It's a gift that makes everyone happy. Seriously, when have YOU not been happy to get a little cash in your pocket? If you don't like to give money, you can also put a small gift card in the ornament. If you still don't like cash gifts, don't hate on those of us who do. ;-)

So let's get started... the cash holder is more fun so we'll start with that part. ;-)

Gift Card Holder
I wanted to create a fun keepsake to give money in. This way, the recipient can still use the holder as an ornament. The ornament actually holds the money/check/gift card in the back so you could also hang this on your tree until Christmas.

This idea is adapted from Martha Stewart's gift card holder. If only I had 1/2 her staff... my house would be as clean and organized as could be!


1. Die cut two pieces of felt using the largest ornament die.
2. Cut a horizontal slit in one ornament piece. (It's ok if you forget... I did... not too hard to fix later)
3. Carefully sewed the two pieces together... even I, who cannot sew a straight line managed somehow... granted, the seam ripper was my best friend for about an hour.
4. Stamp and emboss ornament image. Trim and adhere to felt ornament (on the side you DO NOT have a slit cut into)
5. Decorate as you see fit.
6. Most importantly, stuff money/check/gift card into your ornament.

This shot is to show you how I placed the money into my ornament - doesn't it fit so nicely in there? It's as snug as a bug in a rug!


Card


You can't gift a gift card/money/check without a card right? So this is just a quick card using Text It and  a fun image from the new set Around Christmastime. Also a little more glitter never hurt anyone - I covered my entire snowflake image with some fine glitter. (You can always click on any image for a larger view)

Thanks for stopping by! :) 






Stamps: (Vintage Ornaments, Around Christmastime, Text It) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Fibers: (ribbon, felt) PTI
Accents: (glitter) Making Memories, (pins) JBS
Tools: (ornament die) Spellbinders, (1 3/4 inch punch) EK Success

36 comments :

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty set Belinda! Love the ornament money/gift card holder! What a clever idea!

carole said...

This ensemble is fabulous, I love the color.

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness - these colours are gorgeous! What a unique card holder - love it Belinda!

Dana said...

Oh Belinda, you've sold me! Your ornament pouch/money holder is so incredibly pretty I am in awe! What a great color combo...

Joan B said...

gorgeous and useful. your color combo is beautiful too.

irene said...

O I just really love the ornament you made and so clever with this little pocket you made. I'm so glad I ordered the Spellbinder Ornaments yesterday and now all thats missing are those gorgeous stamps. Bye Irene

Claire Brennan said...

Genius belinda!! Running out the door to buy felt!!! This is just gorgeous!!!

Francie said...

These are totally gorgeous. I feel a Waltzingmouse purchase coming on (my first!)).

Mary B said...

Love the idea for your beautiful ornament/money/gift card holder. Thanks so much for the ideas!

Max said...

Oh Belinda ... your gift card ornament is a wonderful idea ... had to laugh at your reference to your new best friend, the seam ripper LOL! How easy would it be to make up half a dozen and hang on the tree ready for any unexpected guests that you didn't buy for? And the bonus is if they aren't needed you can remove the cash after Xmas and spend it yourself LOL!

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Debgem said...

This is such a lovely gift set. I think the voucher holder is a great idea.

Tessa said...

I love this! Yours is WAY better than Martha's!

Julia Aston said...

what a great design Belinda! love the felt backing on the ornament/money holder! and the aqua blue looks wonderful. Your card design is so pretty with the ribbon and pins!

IamDerby said...

gorgeous and practical too!

Nancy said...

The kids in my family have been at the money/gift card stage for several years now. This is a wonderful way to present such a gift. Any your ornament is lovely.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Idea???. A whole new look for money or gift card.

cardcrazy said...

These are both stunning and I always love a little cash! Perfect gift I say!

Melodie said...

Love, Love, Love your gift card and card, Belinda!!! What a fabulous idea for a gift card, and it's so beautifully made and such wonderful colours ... it's a gift in itself. The matching card is really cute and the sparkle and pretty pins are great. A really gorgeous set which I'd be thrilled to receive!!

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

Beautifully done, Belinda. I love the wee pocket you added to your ornament...how very clever. You're amazing!

Ines said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing. ines

Pauline said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love the aqua colour and the little gift card holder is a fab idea!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

Love your creations! That money holder is sooo pretty! The colors you used are very nice, pretty in the light blue, perfect for the winter time!
Hugs, Wendy

Lyn S said...

Fabulous projects Belinda! I really LOVE those colours!

Denise said...

Love these both! The ornament money holder is lovely! Great embellishments on both also.
DeniseB

BethieJ said...

Belinda I LOVE this set.. the color is so PRETTY!! (and I agree NEVER am I said to get cash as a gift! :) - especially when it is packaged so CUTELY! :)
hope your having a WONDERFUL weekend!

Lindsay said...

What a great idea Belinda! Love your projects! The money holder is too fun!

BabyBokChoy said...

What a beautiful set this is!!! I quite love the soft colors!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE your felt gift card holder! gorgeous project!

jjpkeaj said...

fun blue color scheme... and what a fun way to package money.

anya said...

Gorgeous! Love the gift card holder - the colors are soft and pretty, too!

Deirdre said...

Wow, just amazing. Love the colours and what you created.

Monica K. said...

This is so pretty and soft! And the ornament pouch is such a cool, clever idea. Love it!

Debby said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I am so going to try this one.

Ren-Yi said...

oh this is just delightful. i love cash gifts. easy peasy lemon squeezy (as claire would say). love the felt and it looks easy enough. the card's glitter is the best! :D

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Fabulous!!! I've gotta remember this idea.

Kathi said...

Wow. Fabulous. Great idea, brilliantly executed. I also love that color scheme.