Sunday, September 12, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Waltz

Today's the day! Five brand new stamp sets are now available from Waltzingmouse Stamps! Your wait is over...yippee! Today the design team is having a release day blog waltz to celebrate. If you got here from Claire's blog then you're on the right track. If not, you better go back to the beginning so you don't miss a thing! There are two prize opportunities today. One winner will be selected randomly from all comments left on Claire's post and one will be selected from all comments left on a design team member's blog, to be determined later. So make sure you leave a comment on everyone's blog to increase your odds! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 14 to enter.

Today I wanted to spend a little more time with the Nutcracker Sweet set. Because it is, after all, so sweet!


This little nutcracker has been colored, cut out and sitting on my work top for many days now. I've just been pondering what to do with him. Then I remembered the fabulous Three Kings box Claire designed. I knew it would be the perfect shape for my little nutcracker. And the template is available for free on the WMS site! Try it out! It's incredibly easy to put together and it makes such an impressive little box, no matter how you finish it off.

For my little box, I did some simple background stamping by placing several of the sentiment stamps onto my acrylic block in a straight line. I then went back and stamped the tiny snowflake in between phrases. I did a bit of subtle inking around the edges with a soft green and some distress ink. I then adhered my nutcracker using foam dimensionals so he would pop off the box:

To finish off the box, I tied a simple white organza ribbon around the top, and added a tag with white sparkly eyelash ribbon. This stuff is a lot of fun. The wire in the ribbon makes it easy to manipulate so that you can get it to go where you need it to. A little snowflake was added to a green button and we're done:


A simple presentation and a nice size to fit a sweet treat! Thanks for stopping by and for the terrific comments over the past few days during my sneak peeks. Now make sure you hit the next stop on the waltz, which is the super talented Laurie Schmidlin. Enjoy your Sunday!





Stamps: Nutcracker Sweet (WMS)
Paper: light green, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink: Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Always Artichoke (SU!), Antique Linen distress (Ranger)
Other:
Three Kings Box template (WMS), snowflake button, Ripe Avocado vintage button (PTI), Copic markers, white organza ribbon, white eyelash ribbon, tag die (Spellbinders), adhesive rhinestone (KaiserCrafts)

95 comments:

Polly Pierce said...

Nice...

Helen said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! I will definitely give the three kings box a go!! The image fits perfectly on it too.

Emilia said...

Very nice and original!!!

Sandie said...

Oooh, I really love that!! Gorgeous creation.

Thegforce4 said...

The colors are just beautiful and I love that you have provided a free template with your design! Thanks Jennifer

lil-paper-pixie said...

Love it Jennifer, that stamp is fab.x

IamDerby said...

gorgeous! even though nutcrackers still kind of scare me... LOL

TinaH said...

Very nice, thank you for sharing!

Cheryl B. said...

I just downloaded the 3 kings box template the other day! I think this is a perfect decoration for it. Cute idea.

Sofia P said...

I love what you've created!!!! I think this new set is amazing!

Denise said...

Fabulous job on the box! Love the coloring on the nutcracker!
DeniseB

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful Jennifer, fabulous coloring of the nutcracker!

Stacy said...

Just beautiful - wonderful coloring!

Taylor said...

Oh wow - this is so lovely! I am head over heels in love with this set!

Chris said...

Fabulous box. Love the colouring and background.

I've just ordered the stamps so now I need to go an get the template.

Chris

Angy said...

Stunning Jennifer! Excellent job...

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Jennifer, you've done a wonderful job of the box, and your coloring. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Anne.

SueB said...

My youngest son used to collect nutcrackers ... so this one brings back memories - TFS!

Lynne Phelps said...

This is wonderful, this box is PERFECT for the Nutcracker! Love the background stamping too!

Nancy said...

A perfect pairing of two fab WM products.
Love this set.

Kris Turner said...

Love this project. I have the template for Three Kings and will definitely use it this year! The nutcracker is perfect for it!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Meghan said...

Very beautiful card! Fun packaging idea.

Shaunna Lasley said...

Beautiful coloring! Love your box! The ribbon, button and snowflake compliment your nutcracker so beautifully!

Carola said...

Hi Jennifer

Your nutcracker perfectly fits onto the Three Kings box and I like your box very much, especially your way of colouring the nutcracker. And I also like how you made the background.

Kind regards
Carola

Rose said...

OH MY GOSH, I love you nutcracker. He is so colorful and the back ground is perfect. Beautiful work.

craftymom205 said...

Great box.

Margaret C said...

Wow - I love your work !

Luanne said...

Darling! Beautiful copic coloring!!

Kelly S. said...

Now how'd you get all that pretty stuff on one little tag? The coloring and embellishing is awesome, Jennifer! WOWEE!

Charmaine Stack said...

Lovely, Jennifer. I like the way you created the background - thanks for explaining AND inspiring!

Katie Renz said...

Perfect combo Jennifer! Beautiful.

Janet said...

Lovely work....great coloring.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Jennifer,

What a lovely box this is! Perfect for giving a small present! I like a lot the texts you stamped on it and the coloring in your image is wonderful! I like it a lot, and the finishing details are just perfect!

Hugs,
Wendy

Ola said...

This is very cute! I can't wait to try this box template out!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer! You are tops on my list of stamping websites that I view every day. I simply think your nutcracker is so nice. He looks perfect against the box you made.

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love your coloring!

Mary B said...

Beautiful project! Nutcrackers are always fascinating. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Laurie Marmon said...

Super cute. The three kings box goes great with the Nutcrackers!

Sandy F. said...

Jennifer I love the way you did the background using the sentiments stamps and the detail of the Nutcracker really "pops" against it. Lovely work.

Noelle P said...

Beautiful, as always. The Three Kings Box has a Christmas Cracker silhouette.

Sharon said...

This is so cute! And I LOVE your musical backgrounds box below!

Serendipity said...

Very nicely done!!! I love the way you colored the little cracker!!!

Nancy said...

What a great box. Love your coloring!

Kathy Martin said...

CUTE! Great details! :)

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! Love the image!

annesatx said...

I love the nutcracker image on this -- just perfect for this box!

Linda Carson said...

Love this set & how your brought him to life! Great job!

lorena b. said...

Very nice job!

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeously colored St. Nicholas Jennifer! love him on the King's Box!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Great project - love the stamped background! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Jannette said...

Love the Nutcracker set--your work is beautiful.

Smilie girl said...

We had a wonderful Saint Nicholous Day in Germany a couple of years ago. This set reminds me of it :)

Joanne Gilch said...

Jen, very creative. Just love this nutcracker set.

Yvonne said...

Great piece!

Sue W said...

Fabulous project! Beautifully coloured image sitting so well on the Three Kings box. Oh must have this set!

june lanum said...

love these new sets

Pat G said...

Love this. Will need to try the Three Kings Box soon.
Pat

Bonnie said...

Fabulous Jennifer! Love your presentation adn way to go to remember the templates!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous!!!!

katrynka said...

I LOVE the little snowflake button!!

Heather said...

What a cute gift box! Great job, that little nutcracker IS cute.

Serena said...

Lovely little box! Great coloring!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great gift packaging idea and the image works so well with the box

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful! I love your box (I haven't used that template yet---must do that this year). The image is colored beautifully---and it's all pulled together so nicely--thanks for the inspiration!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, your coloring on the nutcracker is wonderful! And I love that little snowflake button - the perfect touch.

Kelli said...

Love It!!!! I have already printed off the template when I saw it at work the other day!!! LOL

FUN FUN Examples!!!!

Jen said...

Oh yes! the "three kings" box is so perfect for St. Nicholas. And I love how you stamped the background... Great touch!
Thanks for sharing

jjpkeaj said...

Beautiful piece. I'm starting to feel Christmassy already!

Lavender Rose said...

Great idea, it's perfect and I just love the stamped text background too.

Nadine said...

Love this! I must download the three kings box template. Great job on the nutcracker and the background stamping.

Anne said...

Just gorgeous, the most wonderful nutcracker images I've seen!! Wonderful little project too!!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all the detail!

Steph Zerbe said...

Stunning image! Gorgeous coloring. Ohhhh, I need to go Copic!

suezie said...

This so different - love the way it looks like the top of a cracker!

Wendy said...

Very nice. Great colors on the nutcracker!! I wouldn't know where to begin with one of those.

Marie B. said...

Hello Jennifer! This is my first time to your blog, and what a cute project to lay my eyes upon! Love your coloring of this very festive nutcracker! :)

Lillian Child said...

Love the "crown" effect and your coloring is beautiful! Fabulous project!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great box, I liked your choice of colors.
Carrie

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful project and I love the colors you chose for the nutcrakcer!

Crisanne said...

I have yet to try the three kings box, and now it's on my must do list for the day! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

candyscorner said...

Your coloring in beautiful. I haven't tried the three kings box yet, but I have printed it out and it's waiting for me to put it together. Thanks, Candy

Michie B said...

Beautiful Christmas container...if only I had the patience to attempt it right now. Christmas is still a few months away and I am already sweating it!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I love that Nutcracker and the box. I will have to give that box a try.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful project, your nutcracker is just stunning!

Chris L.

anya said...

What a super idea to use this template - you are one smart cookie! The image coordinates so well with it, and you've done such a lovely job coloring and decorating! Thank you for the inspiration!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Very cute project Jennifer!

Gill said...

Great box. I've downloaded the template. Thanks for the idea.

Sue D said...

Perfect image for this box--great coloring too.

Kathi said...

I love what you did with this Set!! :-)
XX Kathi

Monique said...

How wonderful !! What wonderful coloring!!

Pam said...

Great set. You did a beautiful job with this set. Gorgous.

Nancy said...

The background paper you stamped works beautifully with the nutcracker.

MicheyMoo said...

Stunning tag Jennifer. I've never really been a big one for the Nutcracker (don't really know the story either, how tragic is that!!) but I love these images/stamps that Claire has created.
Simply gorgeous. xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Super cute!

Helen L said...

What a beautiful idea for the nutcracker!! Love your sample and how you used it on the box. thanks for the lovely work!

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