Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WMS August Release Blog Waltz

Happy Release Day! The day has finally arrived; two new stamps are now available online at Waltzingmouse Stamps! As usual, the design team is celebrating the day with a blog waltz. If you got here from Anya's blog, then you're on the right track. If not, then you'll want to start back at Claire's blog so you don't miss a thing. And make sure you leave a comment on each stop along the way; Claire will pick two winners selected randomly from the comments (one from her blog and one from a design team member's blog).

Today I have a simple, yet sweet project to share. I thought it might be fun to change things up a bit and show you a non-Halloween project. Yes, I made a fun treat that can be used all year round using images from Midnight Feast. Here is what I started with:

These are yummy green apple flavored suckers covered in caramel. But they look boring and plain as is. But they can easily be transformed into this sweet little ditty:

Better, right? And do you recognized that apple image from Blessed by You? Yep, it worked out perfectly. I stamped my sentiment first, then stamped the apple in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. It's hard to tell that on this photo, but it adds a nice shine to the label. My holder is just cardstock that I cut to size to fit and overlap the sucker. On the back side I added a little "to/from" label so it's ready to give away for the next class party:


And there you have it! A simple, fun non-Halloween project that will have you using this set all year round! Now, make sure you visit Bonnie for the next stop on today's blog waltz. And don't forget to comment! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, July 29 to enter the contest by leaving a comment on all of our blogs. The winners will be announced July 30 on Claire's blog. Have fun!
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Stamps: Blessed by You, Midnight Feast (WMS)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate (PTI), watercolor ink (VersaMark)
Other: classic oval and petite scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders), circle punch, clear embossing powder, Crop-a-Dile, Vintage Cream grosgrain ribbon (PTI), Scor Tape

80 comments:

Angy said...

cute, you did a great job showing us how we can use this set and have a NON Halloween project.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh cool! a brilliant way to use the set all year!!! fantastic idea Jennifer and beautifully done as always!!! Thank you!

Earline said...

Wow what a way to decorate love it.

Heather said...

So, so cute! You've inspired me once again Jennifer!!

Cheryl B. said...

This idea is beyond brilliant. The result is too cute and your execution is execllent! I thought I didn't need to buy Midnight Feast, but I'm wrong again.

corinna said...

Great way to use this stamp set....guess I won't put it up right after Halloween after all. :-D

Diane Jaquay said...

What a sweet little project Jennifer!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Those little apple pops are the bomb! Such a perfect back to school treat!

Linda

Ren-Yi said...

after that bone pen i was ready to brace myself for something scary. i love the lollipops. another great example of how to stretch those stamps!

Stacy said...

These would be great for a school class party!

Julz said...

What a great way to jazz up a simple sucker! Love it!

Eveline said...

The more I see of these new stampsets the more I need them.
Great idea to use the stamps this way.
Eveline.

craftymom205 said...

Love your take on the stamps.

Gill said...

I always look for several ways to use any particular stamp - this is a great idea for versatility.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great job with the cute lolly cards! I absolutely adore those suckers and now must go find some. They aren't just out for Halloween, are they?

acons said...

Well, how cute is this! Great idea for a year round treat!
April C.

*Michaela* said...

What a great idea! It works perfectly! And yes, we can use these all year round. Fabulous!
Hugs,
Michaela

Anonymous said...

Jennifer,

I enjoyed all your projects, but my favorite has to be the recipe cards/envelope. You are quite talented!
Trish

Pauline said...

Really sweet set, a great use of seasonal stamps.

anya said...

What a great idea, Jennifer! These sucker covers are adorable!

Jen said...

Great idea Jennifer! And who doesn't love a good caramel apple? (Real or in sucker version) Yummy!
Thanks for sharing

Tiziana said...

Wonderful way to use these stamps. Fab new release!
Tiziana

IamDerby said...

Perfectly sweet Jennifer!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh yummy! Those lollies sound yum and your project is ADORABLE! :)

Deb Neerman said...

These are fabulous ... tooooo cute and a great idea!

Love these stamps!

Sue said...

Fab idea and so quick to make :)

Steph Zerbe said...

ohh, I love this idea! I am so doing this. I gotta get my hands on these suckers too. These sets are the best, aren't they? I've been hoping for someone to make a set that works with the goodies we all desire!!

Moira said...

What a great idea! My son is heading off to college soon and this idea is wonderful for me to send him. He can share with the dorm floor and so unique!

Ann said...

So "SWEET" little project! I'm not a Halloween fan so just love this pretty idea Jennifer.

Janet said...

These are great! Love this idea!

Quilted Cavalier said...

Thank you for showing how versatile this set can be.
~Roberta

Crazy Nan said...

Oh great ghoulishness! Love'em!

Lynne S in TC said...

love your sneak peeks and the apple sucker tags. Nice!

annheidel said...

Very cute! I always love seeing Halloween sets used in unusual ways.

Mary B said...

This is a really nice way to use this Halloween set. Although the other projects have been amazing, I don't really do too much Halloween decorating or treat-making, so it's great to see another use for this set.

Bonnie said...

This is an awesome Idea!!! Thanks for your creativity.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Brilliant ideas, TFS

Cheryl said...

AWWW, simple and sweet!

LaurieJ said...

You are too clever! I love this idea. It really shows the versatility of the set - thank you!

Andrea M said...

How stinkin' sweet - literally and figuratively! Great job :)

Meredith said...

*sigh* I envy your blog, it's so pretty :)

I have wanted to make these little covers for awhile, but had no purpose - I love that you used caramel apple suckers. I am liking all these ideas for the apples without actually making the apples! ;)

Shelly Greybeck said...

Such a great idea for those suckers!

Polly said...

Cute idea and great use for these stamps!

Sue W said...

Fabulous little project Jennifer and so beautifully presented! I love the little stars in this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Robbie said...

Love this wrapper, makes me wish I was teaching again this year.

Bonnie said...

I love when a product can be used for more than just one specifec holiday, Great idea Jennifer, have loved all your projects this week.

Cassie_lu said...

simple but sweet

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Green apple suckers are the BEST! What a great idea using the sentiment from the sets and dressing up the sucker a bit. Pretty with a yummy surprise!

Silke Ledlow said...

Yummy and so cute!!! Perfect Halloween goodies!!! Hugs ~S~

scrappintlc said...

Awesome way to cover treats for school.

katrynka said...

Such cute sweet treats!!

Becky said...

What a great idea! I love those suckers.

Sandra said...

FUN!
Sandra

Lynne Phelps said...

I had not even thought about year-round potential, very clever!

Denise said...

These would be so fun to make for trick or treats!
DeniseB

lynn said...

these are just darling, jennifer!

Julia Aston said...

What great packaging for these pops Jennifer! love the little box you created and the perfect apple stamped with the sentiment - and the caramel coated apple pops are cool too!! wonderful idea!

Helen L said...

Love what you did to show us how to use these for another time of the year: very sweet(hee hee) looking.
TFS!!

Nancy said...

So sweet. But if these lollipops were made from yesterday's witches brew, I think I'll pass.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Jennifer, love the way you transformed a plain looking sucker into a super yummy treat! Such a perfect presentation good for anytime of the year :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Great idea for school treats.

Antje said...

I love it, that you made a non-Halloween project! Great idea!

Sandie said...

ooh, these would be great for the trick or treat'ers!! Love them :)

Lousette said...

So cool - what a great idea!

Heidi said...

Jennifer the treats are so sweet! I love the colors and I need to get some of those lollipops to CASE this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

sofia P said...

Thanks for the inspiration Jennifer!!! I love what you did with those plain lollipops!!!

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

Love this idea! and that I can use it for SO many different things!!

Karin said...

Fantastic...Great to be reminded to think outside the box with a stamp set!

Carol said...

A brilliant way to use the set all year!!! fantastic idea and beautifully done as always! Thank you!

Sue D said...

Very cute project! Thanks for showing us how to do a non Halloween project.

littlen said...

great idea. tfs.

Angela Mclean said...

A brilliantly simple project... FAB!
Angela xxx.

Marge said...

Waaay cute; I can feel that caramel sticking to my teeth now!!!

Dorothy C said...

Where can I get some of those suckers? They sound yummy. Loved your idea.

Toni said...

What a cute idea. Great way to use the stamps. Thank you.

Caroline said...

really clever idea and soo professional looking. Seriously, I would buy these...... but now I know how to make them!!!

Nancy L. said...

Just adorable!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Super sweet Jennifer!!! What a great idea!

Dawn said...

Great Job! I love the font on the text for this set!

Dawn

Amy said...

This looks like a fairly simple project but it packs a punch!! May have to get busy thinkin' of something to make for my kids parties!

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