Monday, February 28, 2011

March WMS Sneak Peek – Day 3

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for the March Waltzingmouse Stamps release and then it’s on to shopping! What’s your favorite set so far? Maybe it will be one of the two sets the design team is sharing today: Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners. Yes, banners from WMS are coming your way!

Vintage Banners is compatible with the new Nested Pennants and Nested Lacey Pennants dies from Spellbinders. I don't have mine yet, so I simply cut them by hand, which was easy peasy. These first projects do contain the banner stamps, but...I saw ice cream cones! That's right - these banner stamps also make adorable ice cream cones of all sizes. I made a little birthday ensemble for my daughter, who has been talking about her birthday for months, and we still have over two months to go! Those fun little ice cream delights in the photo, above, are actually erasers. She will love them!

The little ice cream cone box (or my version of a tussie mussie) is made by stamping four of the large plaid pennants from Vintage Banners. I cut the shape out by hand, but added about an 1/4 of an inch on each side so that I could score it, fold it back and adhere it together with the other pennants (it does require a little snipping on the pointed end to make it fit together nicely). After all four were adhered together, I added an ice cream top, which I cut out using my (once again) Silhouette digital cutter. The ice cream got some paper punched "sprinkles," a healthy does of glitter, and a button cherry on top. The sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes and was stamped onto a smaller banner from Bitty Banners:


I was having so much fun making ice cream, I went ahead and make a coordinating card. Same elements as the box, only this time I used a smaller pennant shape from Vintage Banners. Love the polka dots, as always! The background was stamped using the star shape from Bitty Banners and a sentiment from Back in the Saddle.



Now, ice cream cones are fun, but I had to make a, well, banner! I can already tell you that these banner sets are going to make some fun, easy cards! Here's one I made for a little guy who's turning five soon. The sentiments and number "5" are all from Half Pint Heroes:


And this time my paper punched sprinkles turned into confetti!



These sets are so much fun to use! I am already on to the next project! Make sure you visit the other design team members for more sneak peeks on this "banner" day!

Thanks for visiting today! Make sure you come back tomorrow; I’ll be waltzing with the design team to celebrate release day. It’s almost time to shop!


29 comments:

Sue W said...

GReat projects once again Jennifer!

Debt Help said...

Really great project. I like the way you have given the approach. I think you have great talent for which I am appreciating you. Beautiful projects and Keep sharing!

Claire Brennan said...

sheer genius Jennifer!!!! I actually saw this in my google reader, thought "gosh wish this was a wms project" and clicked on it, only to find out that it was!!!!!! LOL!!! love it! totally gorgeous!! Thank you so much!

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

WOW Jennifer, these are great. I'm amazed at your ice cream cone box, what a brilliant combination with the matching card. It's a truly awesome design you have there.

I love the BIG DAY background for your ice-cream card...and that red button cherry...too cute.

And your birthday card for your lil' dude is perfect for a little boy. Love the bright cheery colors and thanks for the idea about the punched sprinkles/confetti. Now I know how to make those for my future festive projects!

Pauline said...

Love the tussie mussie, it's gorgeous and a fun gift bag! Two lovely cards, the sprinkles are so effective, brilliant!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jennifer!

Oeh, love the projects you made with these new sets!!! The banner and confetti card is so much fun and I love the ice creams you made, what a fabulous idea! They look awesome!!

Hugs, Wendy

Heather said...

So cool, thanks. My daughter is also talking ice cream for her birthday, which is a month away :)

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE your fun ice cream cone box Jennifer! what a creative use of the banners! and so yummy!!! and your little dude card is adorable with the strung banners and 'sprinkles'!!

anya said...

What inspired projects, Jennifer! Your ice cream cone box is really adorable and would be perfect for a child's birthday party! Love the sprinkles. An inspiration as always!

Ruth S said...

Love your projects Jennifer! I'm nuts for banners but you wowed me with banners-cum-ice-cream-treats, hehe!! Great idea ;)

Sarah Martina said...

No, ma'am! You are NOT allowed to create such CUTENESS all in one day! These are absoulutely delish! :) Gosh - so sweet!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant use of the banners for the cones! Love it!!

Niki Estes said...

These are so cute, Jennifer!! I love that little ice cream cone! What a great idea!

LaurieJ said...

You are so creative, Jennifer! These projects are adorable. To turn the pendants into an ice cream cone box is brilliant. Your daughter is going to love it! And the sprinkles and confetti....talk about the perfect touch. How in the world did you get them adhered?

Helen L said...

Simply wonderful!! You are a creative genius!! Such great ideas for the banners sets: thanks for sharing!!

Jen said...

I have to join in on the consensus here: You are one ingenius crafter! I adore those icecream cones. I already have two pennant sets, dare I say I need a thrid? Yes! Fantastic projects!

Melissa said...

So cute and fun! I love your ice cream cones and those sprinkles are awesome!

MicheyMoo said...

Ack!! What a fantastic ice cream project!! I think you lovely Northerners are desperately wishing for summer to head your way, huh??!! ;) Whilst I'm celebrating the first day of Autumn down here (though its forecast to be another scorcher at 36C - eeeek).
Really love the lil dude banner card too!! Fun projects, thanks Jennifer. xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, Jennifer, you knocked this out of the park!!! How clever!!!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Holy Smokes Jennifer! How creative is this?? I love the ice cream cone gift ensemble! What an uber creative way to showcase the banner stamp!!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD, these are so adorable, Jennifer!!!! I love the confetti and the way you made the banner on the second card...soooo perfect for a little guy (and some excellent gluing skills!). The ice cream cone project is deliciously designed, WOW!

Ren-Yi said...

i'm in awe. that icecream project (both box and card) looks so delicious and awesome. can i have a birthday party too? :) you always have so many awesome things up your sleeve.. what an inspiration!

Tiffany Heilman said...

super cute cards!

I love ice cream cone and I adore the banner set - and I am so in love with the sentiment on the banner card.

Debgem said...

Love the ice-cream cone!!! And the banner card is just so cute!

Liane said...

the ice cream cones are too cute and clever. Sweet!

Jenn Copeland said...

OH MY WORD!!! You are BRILLIANT!!! These absolutely ROCK!

lynn said...

sweet cards, jennifer! my fav is your ice cone box--so clever:)

Bankruptcy said...

Nice project. I like the way you have given the approach. I think you have great talent for which I am appreciating you. Beautiful projects and Keep sharing!

Scrapbooking Ideas said...

Seriously, that gives me some excellent choices for my own projects! Thank you for writing about this, and even more articles ahead, I hope!

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