Saturday, October 15, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Waltz

It's time, it's time!  It's release day at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  Six (yes, six!) sets can be yours, all yours!  And, as you've seen in the past few days, there is a whole lot of holiday goodness to be had with these wonderful sets.  And we're not done sharing projects just yet.  Today the design team is having a release day blog waltz and sharing projects with Candy Jar Christmas and Candy Jar Christmas Fillers.  If you came here from Lynn's blog then you're on the right track and I'm the last stop on the waltz.  But if not, you'll want to make sure you start at Claire's blog so you don't miss out along the way. 


Over the past few days I've been playing around with color and style.  Today I wanted to make a sweet, sugary card...and I wanted it to be pink!  I started by stamping the candy canes from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers in a gray ink and coloring them with Copic markers.  I carefully cut them out and glittered them with my favorite chunky glitter.  The jar was created by stamping the image with StazOn black ink onto a piece of acetate (transparency).  I then cut that out, adding a slit at the top for my candy canes to slide in.  Then I tied some pink twine around the jar.  To aid this and to prevent the twine from slipping, I punched a tiny hole at both sides to create a slight notch for the twine to rest in:




I used foam dimensionals to adhere the whole thing to the card front and just a slight bit of glue under the jar near the opening (where the twine was sure to cover it).  With all that glitter you really can't see any glue peeking through the acetate.  Yet another advantage of chunky glitter!  And on this next one I'm sure I pushed the cardstock to glitter ratio, but what the heck...



This is something a little different using the Candy Jar Christmas set.  It's a vintage style postcard from Mrs. Claus herself!  Really, it's from her, see the return address?


This was a fun card to make.  I pieced together several of the stamps contained in this new set.  Even the postmark was made using the lined stamp.  It was tricky, I admit, to curve the stamp on the acrylic block.  It took me several attempts and I did have to edit out a smudge on my final photo.  So I need to work on the technique, but it looks great with the "Sent With Love At Christmastime" stamp.  This set has a lot of possibilities, I'm telling you!

I wanted to be sure to tell you all "thank you" for the wonderful comments you've left the past few days.  Blogging and designing for wonderful companies like WMS is terrific, but hearing back from you makes it that much sweeter! Now, make sure your comments continue, as there will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from one of the Design Team's blogs. You have until October 17th at 11:59 p.m. (5:59 a.m. Central, 3:59 a.m. Pacific and 6:59 a.m. Eastern) to leave your comments.  Good luck!

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99 comments:

Julia Aston said...

My goodness Jennifer! I LOVE your sugary creations and the wonderful colors!

Kathy Martin said...

Great cards! LOVE all the glitter!

jacqui said...

Years since ive had candy canes, now i can indulge without guilt!

Heather said...

Beautiful! Love the wavy detail :)
I always learn something new from you, Jennifer!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Totally delicious, Jennifer. What great projects...and in such yummy colors too. the sparkle makes these projects good enough to eat. Great job, and congradulations on another wonderful release.

Theresia said...

What a beauties, I will show them my girls tomorrow, they will adore them, so sweet, come on with the glitter, girls love this, including this big girl. I love your cards. your blog is so great. and the WMS are so beautiful. You did a fantastic fabulous job.
Thanks

Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are so soft and lovely and your photography is fabulous! Beautiful work.

Cheryl said...

That chunky glitter adds a wonderful touch- great projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

They saved the best till the last! I love your candy jar! It is so adorable! Also your post card was sweet. Thank you for all the beautiful projects you make. I am a great fan of yours.

Jo Ann Mooney

Kelly S. said...

HOLY MOLY! I am in love with these, Jennifer! That post card is absolutely stunning, and I just love the return address!!!! Those candy canes are the coolest shade of pink! I want to go stamp some sparkly things now, these are so amazing!!!!!! And yes, you broke my exclamation point key...but I'll just blame it on your awesome creativity!

Sheila M Jones said...

These are all just lovely!

Kelly G said...

Great sweet sugary projects!!

Moira said...

The glitter is perfect for the designs - my mouth is watering!!

I'm Renee said...

Love those glittery candy canes...
such a fabby card!!
And then the postcard form Mrs. Claus...
I die!
LOVE it...
and so creative with that postal mark!!
Fabulous, stunning release...
I've enjoyed each and every day!

Sandie said...

GORGELOUS!! Love all the glittery goodness.

Ger said...

Both gorgeous, love the colouring on the candy canes, love all that chunky glitter on the fab postcard! Ger x.

debpaint16 said...

So very Beautiful!! I love all the glitter!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Emily said...

So pretty and sparkly, I like the transparent cookie jar too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, I had to sit back in my chair , with my jaw dropping to the floor. Just to take in all that glittery,sugary,goodness!! I LOVED the sweet postcard. So darn cute. Its my all time FAVORITE! Well for this Waltz. Good job!:)Kim Walker
Also I have tried to leave a comment for Lynn to let her know I loved her projects as well. I had great difficulty. I tried 3 times to leave a message. I loved her tube with mittens and hat. So cute! Great job, to all of the designers!!! :)

christi said...

wow, so many dimentions to your cards. i love the sillowttw and the sparkly candy canes. i'll be waiting for my letter, too.

Penny said...

I just LOVE your pink sugary candy canes - fabulous cards!

Penny

Astrid Maclean said...

Great creations! Those candy canes look so real and 3D, amazing!

NANCY P said...

I LOVE YOUR USE OF GLITTER. MAKES THE CANDY LOOK REAL AND THE CARD GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT.

snowbear said...

I LOVE the letter! It's gorgeous!!!

Carola said...

Jennifer, these are gorgeous creations. The card with the jar filled with candy canes is very pretty in these colours. And the card with all that glitter is just perfect for Christmas.

Kind regards
Carola

ladybugg61 said...

Those candy canes are so darn beautiful, and your indulgence of glitter is definitely a positive for these 2 beauties!

Angy said...

Such sparkly candy canes - who can resist them! You are making it hard to resist that candy jar set.

Debgem said...

Jennifer - just got to the end of the blog hop - and I have to say it's been a pleasure! You ladies are so inspiational. I love the pink candy card and the chunky glitter does give the card a lovely look. Just fabby!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so cute and perfectly glittery!!! Fun! Love the envelope for Santa that you created!
Hugs, Wendy

Pat G said...

Neat color combo & love that glitz.

Tanya said...

Awesome! I love the jar, a must have! And I need to get that chunky glitter, it's so fun!

Darla said...

Your projects are sugary sweet, I LOVE it!!

Lynn W. said...

I love how the glitter makes it look like the cards are dusted in sugar!

Lynn Wild

Mary Dawn said...

gorgeous! i love your sparkly lovelies <3

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my! So sugary and sweet! Awesome!

carefreestamper said...

Those candy canes look good enough to EAT.

Jytte said...

Wooow... so lovely !!

Sharron said...

WOW--so much creativity! LOVE!! The postcard is wonderful--such marvelous details. And your glittery candy cane is positively awesome--wonderful colors and the perfect sparkly conclusion to a great hop!!

Marge said...

LOVE both your glitterific projects, but that postcard from Mrs. Claus is FABULOUSLY creative -- LOVE it!!!

Denise said...

Lovely! Really pretty colors and I adore the sparkles! So pretty! The candy jar and fillers are terrific new sets! Very fun!
DeniseB

Tosha Leyendekker said...

LOVE your sparkly candy canes Jennifer!! And now that I see your jar, I realize I forgot the back rim of mine..."DOH"!! LOVE your glittery postcard too. So vintagey and elegant!! Gorgeous!!

Darlene said...

I looked at the first card and said to myself, wow, it looks like the candy canes are sticking out of the jar! Then I read your little "how to" and realize it looks that way, because it is that way! Outstanding!!

You efforts paid off on the post card as well. Any child who believes in Santa will be overjoyed to receive it!!! (even those a little too old to believe will be overjoyed, and might find themselves believing again!!)

Paulette Still said...

I love the colors of both cards and the glitter. These sets are so festive.

Karen B. said...

I've enjoyed all your projects from this release, especially your use of pink and the glitter. Today is the icing on the cake with this fabulous post!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Jennifer!,


Claire is so lucky with designers like you and the others! This jar of peppermint candies ( we call them Pirulis in Spanish) are so real that you are tempted to eat them! I never win anything, so if I win these I will be in HEAVEN!!!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Susan said...

Jennifer -- your candy cane confections are just glistening with extra "sugar" that any candy lover would gravitate to! I love your super sparkly postcard from Mrs. Santa -- I'm sure this would be her style as she's used to all the snow sparkle in the North Pole. Two terrific cards -- thanks!

Sonia said...

2 great cards! It certainly looks like you are having fun!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Jennifer! I love the sparkly candy canes. And the postcard from Mrs Claus is just so sweet! Such great stamping!

Super Jen said...

Loving the sugary sparkle and even the pink (which I'm usually not fond of but rocked it!)

Rufus said...

Oh those look good enough to eat! How smart to stamp the jar on acetate and cut the slit for the candy canes, they're fantastic!
R/

Lisa S. said...

WOW! Your candy canes--words fail--they look too beautiful to eat. Your second card has such vintage flair and just love the "dusting" from the North Pole. You've peaked my interest but guess I'll have to settle for old-fashioned glitter to make mine sparkly. Thanks Jennifer!

Linda Carson said...

Loads of sugary sweetness in these beauties! Fabulous way to showcase these fun stamps!

Scrappin Thread said...

Everything is so sugary and sweet looking.

Peggy said...

Love the sparkly candy cane and the glittery postcard.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like all the glitter.

Kary said...

Hi Jennifer!! Love the pink card!! The jar of candy canes look Amazing, love the glitter on the candy and the twine. It's an awesome card!! Your postcard from the north pole is Fantastic!! What a ingenius idea!!

Cassie_lu said...

I LOVE the postcard and all of the glittery goodness.

Amy said...

Hi Jennifer! I soo needed to come here and leave a comment. So sorry it's been a "while" since I've visited. Your projects are just so absolutely beautiful and amazing. Seriously, you make masterpieces every.single.time. I love that chunky glitter!

Cathy Weber said...

I wish you could hear me ooh and aah over these cards today, especially that postcard. Seriously, the cutest, smartest thing around. I love all that chunky glitter on your jar card too!

Marie said...

WOW what delightful, sparkly creations. Love the candy canes in the transparent jar.

Terri said...

They are both great! I especially like the card with the candy canes. Love how they sparkle.

craftymom205 said...

What cute cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is AWESOME... all of it! I love both cards, I love ALL the glitter, it's all gorgeous!!

And I never did make it to comment yesterday, but I LOVE the frame project, using Olivia's letter.. that is the sweetest thing!!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Oh my glittery goodness! Your candy canes are out of this world! And that post card is just the sweetest!

joanieg said...

Jennifer your creations are all just AWESOME!!!! You really do such a terrific job on everything! Thank You for sharing and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yum, those candy canes look like you could just pluck one out and lick. Post card is a very cute vintage look. Great job on both. Love the this set.
antiqueladyplayingwithpaper

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...love all your sugary projects! The more I see from this release the more I know I will be ordering. Thank you for the inspiration.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Jennifer! These glittery creations are fabulous! I love you candy canes in the jar! I have got to get some acetate and try some of these things! And the postcard is so amazing - sounds like it was hard work but soooo worth it! Love these projects!

carol from kiwiland said...

Love the cards - the colours and all that glitter. It just makes you want to smile.

Cindy Holshouser said...

Suh beautiful cards! Very festive and pretty.

Karen said...

So very cute! I love the glitter on the pink.

Becca Feeken said...

I love your sugary cards, the are absolutely dreamy!!

Smilie girl said...

Sugary sparkles!

suezie said...

That 'postcard' take on these is AMAZING! Lovin the sparkle too. I looked at your jar of candycanes trying to see where/how you'd created it - thanks for explaining - clever :-)

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful cards - love all that lovely glitter!!!

Thank you for sharing :O)

LoveSnailMail said...

So sweet! You put me in a bake-for-the-holidays mood! Lovely!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mailart! Swoon :)

I absolutely love your cards - an inspiration for my crafting for sure :)

Marilize

(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Cheryl G said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
The glitter makes it feel like snow!! Stunning cards. Love the candycane idea! Brilliant! Love the colors! My grandchildren would be trying to pull the candy canes out to eat!!

Carol said...

Stunning cards, love the glitter, makes them look edible!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh Be Still My Heart!!!!! Chunky glittery goodness!! I am so in love with these cards! Can you please tell me - did you stamp the background paper on the candycane card, or is that an OA pp collection? I love that story and the color is perfect.. Thank you so much for listing your supplies, I have been afraid of glitter for too long, I HAVE to try it now!!!

Cheryl B. said...

So sparkly, so pretty, so sweet. TFS

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

EEEK, these cards are GORGEOUS! I can't even imagine how you were able to manipulate those acetate stamps to make this but it's PERFECT!! I just placed my WMS stamps order and didn't get the candy jar set :( and now I am regretting it. I got 4 sets -- for those of us who must buy them, that's all my budget could muster. Wishing there were digi-images for less of these fabulous designs!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Holly Saveur said...

So cute and gorgeous..love your glitter!

Charmaine Stack said...

Jennifer, all of your new release projects have been so lovely. I think my favourite is the snowman box, but it is now tied with that amazing postcard from Mrs. Claus! Love sugary glitter and the vintage feel. TFS!

Barb said...

I enjoyed viewing your sugary creations! The pink candy canes were such a treat to see, with all that gorgeous glitter! And your postcard from Mrs. Claus is just dreamy! One can NEVER go overboard with glitter!

Laraine R said...

Great cards!! Love the new stamps!!

Heather said...

So pretty, love the colours and love the sparkle :)

Lea L. said...

Eeeeek...I am loving all that fabulously chunky glitter!!! LOVE!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Your candy canes are just absolutely delicious! And I think you're safe on the glitter ration, you can never have too much! :P

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love how all of your projects are pink, sugared and sparkly! What is the holiday season without a little sparkle after all? ;) Thank you for taking so much time to make so many gorgeous projects for us!

A said...

our candy cane card is so sugary and pink - love it!

Anonymous said...

So cute, sparkling, bright and sweet projects! You give me ispiration. Thanks

Mary Poutou
PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

Deirdre said...

Jennifer - these are stunning. Adore the glitter on both your creations. I'm a girl that loves glitter too - just stunning. TFS.

Joyce said...

I love the dimension and all the chunky glitter. It really looks like sugar.

Karen Wedding said...

I love your little glittery candy canes and your postcard you made. Very cute and clever.

Jeanne J said...

Hi Jennifer! Love all that sparkly goodness on your projects - very festive - getting me in the mood for some Christmas Magic!

Helen L said...

The pink color you used and the glitter: Oh, My!! So delicious looking!!

LaurieJ said...

The colors on both of your cards are just lovely! And the sparkle - OH MY! The candy canes actually had my mouth watering.

Geny said...

Oh wow, just now getting a chance to take a look at the WMS release stuff...you made amazing projects, I love every.single.one!! Awesome!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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