Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Waltzingmouse Stamps Sneak Peek – Day 3

Welcome back to another day of sneak peeks for Waltzingmouse Stamps September release.  How are you enjoying it so far?  Do you have any favorites?  I’m particularly fond of today’s set, as it showcases some great Halloween images and sentiments.  Here is Hocus Pocus:


If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know I make a non-edible Halloween treat each year.  Mostly for my nieces and nephews, but also a few go to co-workers, teachers, etc.  This year I'm making witch hat pencil toppers!  These are super easy to make.  It started with a witch's hat that I downloaded for my Silhouette digital cutter.  I sized it to be just under four inches tall.  This was big enough for some detail, but not too big to overtake the pencil.  I stamped each one with a different background, added two 1/2 inch holes with a punch, and tied on some dyed seam binding and a little tag.  Here is one of my favorites, using Text It for the background and this great sentiment from Hocus Pocus:




I created this background from a stamp included in the Hocus Pocus set.  It's an incredibly elegant and detailed bat wreath!  I love it!


And one more using Gingham & Company:


I'm sure my little trick or treaters are tired of getting theme pencils from me, but they are so darn cute!  And I can pick them up after Halloween for dirt cheap and stow them away until next year.  These make great treats for your child's school or daycare class.  Try them!

Make sure you check out the entire design team to get a better look at this new set:

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

This is it for the sneak peeks…shopping day is tomorrow!  The Design Team will have their usual release day blog waltz, so please come back and join me for more WMS goodness!

24 comments:

Pauline said...

What a fab idea for non edible treats! Love these witches hats so inventive!

Helen said...

Wow, these are just adorable - what a such a clever idea!! they make a great alternative to all the sweets kids get on Halloween don't they.

Claire Brennan said...

OOOHH!!! Clapping!!! These are ingenious!! I love this idea and you have dressed them up beautifully!!! Fabby inspiration Jennifer!! Hugs!!!

Kelly S. said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE, Jennifer! I just love the different patterns you chose to stamp on the hats, and the seam binding is awesome. Love that striped pencil, just like Cicely's tights, hee! A perfect Halloween treat for all kids big and small ;)!

snowbear said...

Adorable pencil holders.. or pixie stick holders etc...

anya said...

Jennifer, these are fantastic! I love the way you've dressed each of these up with the ribbon and tags. What a super treat idea for Halloween, too - the pencils are so fun!

Diane Jaquay said...

Jen, these are AWESOME!!!

Robin Cooper said...

Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kate W. said...

I love how you created the backgrounds on the hats. You always come up with the cutest little gift ideas!

Julia Aston said...

Love these great witch hats and your wonderful stampings on them Jennifer! what a fun non-candy alternative!

Cathy Weber said...

I just saved these pics for inspiration. I work in a school and we can't have anything sweet anymore, so these hat pencils are the perfect idea! Great inspiration today.

I'm Renee said...

These are fabby!!
You're not the only one who stocks up on pencils on clearance...
I do candy as well but...
well...
I eat it! :(
But such a great idea to "dress" them up!

Carol E said...

I just love your projects, thank you for sharing.

Susan Hogan said...

Fantastic idea. Great toppers.

Kimberly Crawford said...

SHUT UP! How cute are those?!?!?!? Brilliant idea!!!!!
HUGS!

Helen L said...

Love the pencil toppers!!! What a great idea, especially for sugar-free giving :-)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

You just reminded me that I bought some really cute pencils last spring to make toppers for, because I love them when you make them!

Tracy said...

Oh My Goodness these are so adorable.

Debgem said...

Such a good idea to have something non-edible for the goodies!! These hats look super, great colours on the ribbons and the hats are such fun!

Heather said...

Love the pencil holders! At first glance, I thought they were straws - that could work, too :)

Kathy Martin said...

Fun project! Great alternative to more candy! ;)

Sonia said...

What a cute idea! Love the pencil toppers!

FM said...

Will make some of these for Halloween!! Love the idea!

Coley said...

Saw you at Eighteen Twenty Five....

I love non-edible Halloween treats and did a pencil treat on my blog recently but these are FAB! Pinning them for next year. Thank you for sharing them.

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