Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps November SOAP - Day 2

Thanks for joining me today for day two of Waltzingmouse Stamps November Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP).  I have to say, my craft room is a hot Christmas mess and I love it!  Today I'm sharing with you a twist on a project I've done before:

As the holidays crank up, I'm always looking for that little something I can make for a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, you name it.  I love making things for these folks and I try come up with one project that can work for many.  I think this fits the bill:

Any guesses?  It's hard to tell, but this is a bottle of hand sanitizer!  And what teacher couldn't use more of that?  And co-workers?  I work in a health care setting, so we have this stuff everywhere!  As I mentioned, I made this last year by having the inserts printed, but this year I wanted to try my hand at stamping the transparency that goes into the bottle.  Here's a closer look so that you can see what I've done:

I started by cutting a piece of acetate or transparency to the same size as the front of the bottle.  I then stamped the entire piece with a stamp from Text It using white StazOn ink.  I then stamped over it with the holly and berry stamps from Festive Foliage.  Once dried, I rolled it up carefully and inserted it into the bottle, using the tube on the pump to get it into place.  Once in place it stays nicely put.  I added a little tag using the holly image from Around Christmastime and the sentiment from A Cottage Christmas.  I love mixing and matching my WMS sets in this way.  They always seem to coordinate so well!

It really is much more elegant in person and the bright, festive pinks are a fun variation on the usual holiday colors.

Make sure you stop by and visit some of the other design team members today.  This is a truly talented group of ladies:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker

I have more holiday inspiration to share, so come back tomorrow for Day 3 of November SOAP!


Joan B said...

gorgeous job.

Debgem said...

Great job - I really like the CAS label and the stamped acetate looks super. Great gifts.

Kelly S. said...

I don't even know how you stamp so PERFECTLY on that acetate! Not an image out of place! Gorgeous design and project. That tag is amazing to match!

Julia Aston said...

What a great project Jennifer! love the pinks and greens!

Deirdre said...

What an absolutely neat idea. Love how you put the insert into the bottle. Genius.

Thanks for sharing.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Nifty technique on the stamped acetate rolled into the bottle. At first I thought it was glass etching that you did! Very nice and inspirational.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Sandie said...

Brilliant! What a wonderful gift idea. Totally love it. xx

snowbear said...

I so love the soap!!!

Helen L said...

thanks for sharing a great idea, and it is so pretty!

I'm Renee said...

Perfect in mass quantities...
I have so many little gifts that are needed and this is simple, elegant and perfect! :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love when you make these!! I actually just inherited some white Staz On, I should just go ahead and copy you! ;)

The teachers must love this - something they can actually use, and look really great!

anya said...

What acetate stamping skills! This is such a cute project - I love the tag you made!

Carola said...

Jennifer, this is a great gift idea and the bottle really looks great. That stamped acetate looks very pretty.

Kind regards


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