Thursday, November 04, 2010

November WMS Sneak Peek - Day One

Hello and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Stamps release! The holidays are in full swing around here as I kick off a few projects featuring one of the four terrific new sets releasing November 7 called Around Christmastime.

Sometimes, like recently, when I'm struggling with my mojo, I will make a smaller project to get myself back into the groove. Something like a tag or other embellishment. Well...this set just so happens to be perfect for that!

My first tag uses the traditional colors of Christmas. I cut this tag from a digital image using my Silhouette digital cutter. I stamped some "distressed" (aka dry ink pad) polka dots on the bottom of the tag using Off Beat Backgrounds. The top portion was stamped using the wreath and berry stamps included in Around Christmastime, as well as the "to" and "from." And I LOVE the holly image! I added some clear rhinestones for the berries; I colored them with a Copic marker since I didn't have any red ones on hand:

Now, since my mojo was starting to warm up, I made another tag using a less traditional (but one of my favorite) color combinations:

This time I simply cut some cardstock to size for my tag. I rounded the corners and embossed my sentiment to really make it stand out. I love the reds and pinks on this. And because I love the holly image so much, I used it again, with the rhinestones:

Well, by this time my mojo is in full swing and I'm ready to move onto something bigger and better! I decided to make a card, but with a twist. How about a gift card holder and card in one? Where's the gift card you ask?

Why it's tucked inside the pocket on the front, of course! I used my Silhouette to make the pocket and card. I then used the snowflake image form the Around Christmastime set to make a "pull" for the card. Once again, my trusty Silhouette download card makes a good stand it for a gift card:

I have to point out the color on this snowflake. It was an accident, but I love it! I wanted the red to be a little deeper, almost "dirty," so I added some Frayed Burlap distress ink using the rock and roll method. The result is a distressed, aged finished that almost looks sanded:

And one more detail, since it's hard to see. Both the bottom of the card and the inside card were stamped with one of my favorite fonts from the Text It set. It's subtle, but worth the effort:

Wow, I better get back to stamping while my mojo is fired up! Quick, before laundry and dishes snuff it!

Now check out what my fellow design team members have made for you; there is sure to be some fabulous eye candy here:

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

And come back tomorrow to join me for day two of the official sneak peeks! You won’t want to miss a thing!


Stamps: Around Christmastime, Off Beat Backgrounds (WMS)
Paper: Cream (Bazzil Basics), Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream, Kraft, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy (PTI)

Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow (PTI), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Other: Pure Poppy baker's twine (PTI), Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon (PTI), Pure Poppy vintage buttons (PTI), Vintage Cream & Simply Chartreuse wool felt (PTI), small ric rac border die (PTI). adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), classic and scallop circle dies (Spellbinders)

Gift Card Pocket Card:

Stamps: Around Christmastime, Text It (WMS)
Paper: Bazzil Basics, Vintage Cream & Kraft (PTI), Holly Jolly (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Pure Poppy & Dark Chocolate (PTI), Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap (Ranger)
Other: Dark Chocolate satin ribbon (PTI), twine, Pure Poppy vintage button (PTI), classic circle & tag dies (Spellbinders), adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), foam mounting tape (3M)


Debgem said...

What a super collection of tags!! I do like the tag card - a great way to give a gift card.

Joan B said...

it's so fun to go through all the DT and see such different looks. LOVE these tags. I am inspired.And the gift card holder is amazing. Such beautiful details.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Love the tags, Jennifer. Your work is always so beautiful.

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

Beautiful tags, Jennifer. I love making tags at Christmas...they are quick, and somehow easier for me to create than cards. (go figure) These you have made are just outstanding.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Jennifer! Love all of them but those tags are so cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Eeek Jennifer! What a beautiful collection of tags! Love the embossing and rhinestone berries!

Carol said...

What a beautiful set of tags! Love the bling!

Claire Brennan said...

Jennifer these are superb, I always come away from your blog wanting t make exactly what you just made!!!! Your tags and card are just perfection!

anya said...

I agree with Claire, I am always so inspired after seeing your creations! I love the tags - the colors are beautiful and I think the gift card holder is really fabulous! Love the pocket-and-pull tab design!!

Belinda said...

Oh fun tags and fun gift holder! Love the way you have it so that someone can pull it out! How cool!

Melodie said...

Super-sweet tags, Jennifer, with beautifully co-ordinated colours and decorative elements ... the perfect adornments for any gift! Love the gift card, and the subtle text background is a great touch. Definitely no sign of missing mojo!!

Julia Aston said...

3 wonderful projects Jennifer! love the colors on them all - and your gift card is just super!

jan said...

Love all the color combinations, great designs!!

Stacy Simpson said...

Awesome! LOVE your tags!

Kathy Martin said...

These tags are downright ADORABLE! Love them! :)

Jen said...

Holiday creations are SO MUCH FUN! Thanks for sharing

Carly said...

Wow! I love everything! You always have such gorgeous creations and inspiring work.

Wendy ten Hove said...

All so pretty! Love the dots on some cards!!
Hugs, Wendy

Gill said...

What attractive tags. I too love the holly stamp. What is the rock & roll method??

Denise said...

Beautiful tags and gift card holder! Love your colors!

Alice Wertz said...

so cute! lovely projects!

Mary B said...

Your tags are so cute, and LOVE the card with the gift card pocket on the front. The background stamping adds so much detail.

Ren-Yi said...

these tags are just wonderful. the ric rac and the color choices - keeps it fresh and fun. the pocket card is just too perfect. love how you created your own pp with the Text It stamp.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I don't even do this well when my mojo is at its best! Cutie cute cute cute tags, and I LOVE the gift card holder. I've gotta remember that one.


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