Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps October Sneak Peek Day 2

Welcome back to the second day of sneak peeks for the October Waltzingmouse Stamps release! Are you making out your wish list yet? The design team is so talented, they make it hard to resist, don't they? Today I thought I'd share with you a quick and easy gift using two of the new sets, Big Bloom Poinsettia and Frame It.

Last year I gave my Mom a box of thank you cards at Christmas time. It wasn't really meant to be a gift, it was just something I thought she could use. Well, she loved them, so much so that I've decided to make more boxes of thank you cards to give as little gifts to some of my friends and co-workers. Who couldn't use thank you notes after the holidays?

I made my cards 4 Bar size, which is 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches. These are the measurements I used to make my box, which was simply made out of cardstock cut to be a bit larger than the cards themselves. I stamped the top of the box using two images from Big Bloom Poinsettia. I love that these flowers look great even if you don't color them. And, after all, this is suppose to be a quick, mass production type gift...no coloring allowed!

For the tag, I stamped one of the sentiments from Frame It, only I inked and stamped each word separately, to make it fit inside of my circle tag a little better. I just adore the font combo in this set, by the way:

Now the cards themselves are very simple (quick, remember?). And folks, you cannot get more simple or quick then this. I stamped the rectangle frame from Frame It, stamped my sentiment in the opening (just wait until you see all sentiments in this set!), then stamped three images inside of the frame. That's it!

These are probably some of the most simple cards I've made, but when you're making ten here and fifteen there, you need simple. And the Frame It set is perfect for this sort of thing; these stamps add so much detail without a lot of fuss. And you'll have loads of fun seeing what other sentiments in your collection fit the little opening in the frame!

Now there's plenty more to see, so make sure you visit the other design team members for more peeks:

Claire Brennan
Lisa Hjulberg
Anya Schrier
Bonnie Sharp
Belinda Chang Langner
Joan Bardee
Julia Aston
Mona Pendleton
Lynn Mercurio
Sandie Dunne
Laurie Schmidlin

See you back here tomorrow for the last day of Waltzingmouse sneak peeks!

Stamps: Big Bloom Poinsettia, Frame It (WMS)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Other: Pure Poppy satin ribbon, Dark Chocolate vintage button (PTI), crochet thread, classic circle dies (Spellbinders)


Claire Brennan said...

Sheer CAS Perfection Jennifer, absolutely stunning!!!! Beautifully done!

Joan B said...

Now you KNOW I love these!!! Gorgeous. That box is a clever idea.

Belinda said...

So lovely! Love the fun pattern on the box!

Debgem said...

Hi Jennifer

I really like these cards - the frame set is going to make quick cards easy and stylish.

Regards, Deborah

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful card set and packaging Jennifer! The small flowers look wonderful inside the framing! Wonderful colors too!

candyscorner said...

I love this! The simplicity makes it great. I made stationary for my Mother and Mother-in-law last year as well.
Thanks for more great inspiration!

Nancy said...

Remember, Jennifer, Crane does a huge business with simple. These cards have an understated elegance to them that is perfect as a holiday thank you. I think that everyone needs a little less everything by the time the 26th comes around.

Amy said...

Love the CAS card Jennifer! Sometimes less is more and you have proved it here!

IamDerby said...

Love this!

anya said...

What a classic, elegant ensemble Jennifer! The cards are simple and beautiful and the box is the perfect finishing touch! I am sure the recipients will love them!

Serena said...

Awesome box and cards! Love the paper you made for your box!

pmm said...

SImply beautiful, and will be a great teacher, Scout leader, etc. gift.


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