Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Waltzingmouse Stamps Sneak Peeks - Day 1


Hello and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the February Waltzingmouse Stamps release!  It’s been a while since we’ve seen new WMS stamps and Claire is definitely making up for lost time!  She is releasing NINE amazing new sets on February 29!  To kick things off, the design team is sharing peeks of three of those new sets:  French Country, Chicken Wire and Make Your Mark.  I thought I’d start by sharing my inspiration for today’s project:


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Our family has been trying hard the past few weeks to try new, healthy recipes.  What better way to encourage me to seek out new recipes than with a pretty new recipe book to store my collection:



My first priority was to make a book that would allow me to take the recipe cards in out and easily.  I made my front cover using two of the beautiful border stamps included in French Country.  I colored in the designs with Copic markers and used very pale colors to keep the look light and airy, similar to the kitchen photo, above.  I laminated both the front and back covers, including the label on the front.  I laminated that piece separately and adhered it using glue dots:


For the recipe cards, I created a simple design on my computer using Microsoft Word.  I created two designs - one with space along the side and one with a circular space at the top.  This was, of course, so I could do my own embellishing with these wonderful stamps! 


Here's one using the smaller scale stamp included in the Chicken Wire set:


And a few more using French Country (look, a chicken!):




Once the recipe cards are filled out, I'll laminate them, too.  This will add the extra protection I need in the kitchen.  A simple little book like this would make a great gift, too.  And I have just the right stamp to use from Make Your Mark to make a beautiful coordinating tag:


And another stamp from Make Your Mark will let your recipient know just where this came from:


Please make sure you visit the other design team members today to see their wonderful projects showcasing these new sets:
Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow to see peeks at two more new sets!
JenniferSignature

29 comments:

Helen L said...

beautiful recipe card gift set !! Wonderful job on it! :-)

Pauline said...

A gorgeous recipe book, these floral patterns are so pretty! Love the hand stamped stamps, these are a great addition to the WMS stable!

Helen said...

What an absolutely stunning project Jennifer - such a beautiful colour scheme too :)

Deborah Frings said...

Jennifer - what a gorgeous recipe booklet - the colours you've used are just super! I really like the tapestry border and the chicken wire background is going to be so, so useful! Great work!

Kathi said...

Hi
and wow... I love the idea of the recipe book and it's so nicely and fantastic made. :-)
xx Kathi

Sandie said...

What a fantastic project. Fabulous work. xx

cbuswell said...

This is so beautiful, love the coloring!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love what you created.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful creation Jennifer! Your coloring on that lovely border stamp is beautiful! Love how you used the various stamps on each of your recipe pages!

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING ..LOVE the colors LOVE the design LOVE the stamps !!

Kelly S. said...

JAW DROP. This is absolutely AMAZING, Jennifer! The soft colors are heavenly, and I just love the borders you created on each recipe card! If I didn't know these were stamped images myself, I would be SURE they were printed or purchased at an exclusive boutique. Oh so STUNNING, and INSPIRING!!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

JENNIFER! This recipe book is amazing. You have really captured the true essence of this set. Fantastic job.

carefree creations said...

What a beautiful handmade gift! The inner cards look so professional.

Cathy Weber said...

You got me with this one! I love your cute recipe book, such thought went into your design and I bet you add some delicious recipes to it. Such a creative idea, I love the small scale chicken wire too.

Renee said...

THUD!!!
Genius!!
I absolutely, unequivocally LOVE this!!
Stunningly gorgeous...
and can you imagine all the requests for these the first time you give one as a gift?
PERFECT!!!
I die!!

Karen M said...

What a fab idea, Jennifer! Your recipe cards idea looks so good it should be published! Amazing talent Kx

Sharron said...

Fabulous idea! LOVE all the beautiful touches you have used for your recipe book! Fantastic job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you have chosen to make this recipe book in. The stamp images are beautiful.

Belinda Langner said...

Wow, what a cool idea! Love this! The color in the middle of the bg image are cool and love the way you colored that border image on the cover as well. :)

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous use of the muted tones and this set!!! What a fabulous idea!!!

Karen said...

The recipe card set is FABULOUS!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is *so* beautiful... it looks like something from an upscale stationary shop!! I love it!

Susan said...

Your French Country cookbook with recipe cards is fabulous. You've put a lot of thought into it. Great idea to laminate everything!

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning......a fabulous idea and love love love how you have brought it all together to make this stunning very useful creation!

Ali x

Jessica said...

I missed you yesterday. Lovely images. Beautiful creations. TFS

Heather said...

As always, I save the best for last - your blog. I am always in awe with your creations and these last two days are no exception. You have hit them out of the ball-park. That recipe book is devine! I love seeing what you make with Claire's designs - you inspire me!

Nerina said...

I can't get over how beautiful this set is! Wow, I keep looking and looking and just want to look some more!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, I absolutely love this recipe book! Love the subtle colors, love the stamped recipe cards, love the cover. It's all just brilliant! I'd be thrilled to get a gift like this.

anya said...

Just perfect, Jennifer! I love the whole idea of the recipe holder, but you have just executed it perfectly! The images compliment the idea so well and I love every bit of this!

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