Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps August 2013 Release Previews - Day 1


Hi there! It's finally time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps Release! Welcome to Day 1! Today we're featuring three stamp sets, Tying the Knot, Safe Harbor Sentiments, and Ocean BoundsI have a whole "boat load" of projects to show you! ;) So hang on, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me!

My first project is a nautical party set. It reminded me of my nephew Ryan who's birthday is coming up this September. He would love a nautical party...if only he wasn't half way across the globe, I would probably make several of these for him. :)

I used Ocean Bound and Tying the Knot for this set. I stamped the life saver, colored it in with Copics and used my Exacto knife to cut it. I placed it over some twine which was absolutely perfect for my theme. Then I stamped the sentiments above and below it. The background stamp is included in the release, but we'll be featuring that another day. I also stamped the "rope" border stamp on the bottom.


 I decorated a little bottle with the same life saver and added a little seahorse flag to the straw. 


I also made a little tag for the gift bag.


And I made a place card for the birthday boy. 

 For my second project, I made a little Wedding Congratulations card. It's a CAS card. I used the same blue strip of cardstock and embossed the knotted heart using white embossing ink. Then I stamped the sentiment above it. This was made with Tying the Knot.


For my last project, I did a little masking to make my bands of pinstripes. 


I stamped the corded circle and die cut it. Then I heat embossed the ship which I later fussy cut. There will be cut files for these, but I was being lazy. Since I have such a small craft space, I have to bring out my Cameo every time I have to use it. So most of the time I just hand cut stuff unless I'm working on a LOT of projects. I used Ocean Bound on the front of the project.

 I stamped a message inside using Safe Harbor SentimentsI think it adds a lot to have something stamped inside the card as well.


 Whew! There you go! I hope you enjoyed that! For more inspiration, head on over to the WMS blog as well as the other DT members. Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the WMS August Release Previews! Thanks for stopping by today! :)





24 comments:

  1. Oh my cuteness! You have exacto skillz - amazing! And the whole ensemble is adorable. From one party gal to another: i always fill my drink bottles, but yours are always empty, lol! I'm thinking I would save a straw every time by doing your way ;) either way, it all looks so great, i especially love that first group photo!

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    1. Lol Elena, my thoughts exactly....save on straws. Heehee. :) I wouldn't be making these if you didn't inspire me so much! :)

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  2. Love your wonderful party set Jean!!

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  3. Love love love these samples. That pinstripe background looks amazing.

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  4. Wow, Jean, these are Amazing projects!! The little boy party set looks absolutely fabulous!

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  5. Oh they are all wonderful Jean - the one that floored me is the last one with the different stripes of colors and gold embossing - so striking!

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  6. Oh how I wish my grown sons were little again so Ii could make this entire little package for them! So cute and creative...love the great masking on the pin stripe card and the tie the knot card is my favorite! So nice instead of a traditional wedding style card.

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    1. Lol Cathy. I sometimes find myself wishing I had kids already just so I could make a DIY party for them haha. :)

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  7. You work is amazing as usual! You have totally made these stamps shine! I love the ensemble and I'm loving that heart knot, but my favorite is the last card with the gold embossing and the quote inside....I think the set with the quotes will be my favorite!

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    1. I like that card too and wasn't sure how it was going to be received. I'm so glad you liked it Miriam!

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  8. WOW...look at the fantastic set you created. Love the creative designs and your way with these nautical images really makes these images shine. Awesome job.

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  9. STUNNING all!

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  10. Jean...did you here me gasp when I opened your blog post up? You always create the most beautiful and clean projects, always so professional. Ryan will love his nautical party. Your fussy cutting skills are amazing my friend, I can't be trusted with scissors you know. LOL

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    1. Lol Tracey. It's only because I'm too lazy to set up my Cameo. Haha!

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  11. Jean....You are my stampin HERO!!!! Where do you come up with these awesome ideas??? sigh....I want to be just like you when I grow up :-)

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    1. Aww thank you Charlene. I'm glad you liked my projects! :)

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  12. Another LOVE fest....Ryan's B-Day party....perfect (Auntie do it up and send, just teasin') The heart knot is just too PERFECT!! And masking with gold embossed ship LOVE!!

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    1. Yeah because I'm the cool aunt like that Vickie! Haha! :)

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  13. What a stunning ensemble! Love it! You're one talented stamper, Jean!
    Hugs!
    :)

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  14. Your matey set is exceptional, Jean! Better than any nautical party supplies that I have ever seen at a store! Your knot card is CAS perfection with that bold blue. And oh that background on the third! Love how you pieced it together to make it multicolored, so clever and unique. I just have to say that your photography skills leave me in awe. With your gorgeous staging, I feel like I am flipping through the pages of a magazine as I scroll down!

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  15. The birthday set for Ryan is just brilliant - any boy (whatever age) would love it! I adore the last card with the pretty stripes and that fab sentiment!

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  16. So many fun projects Jean! I think this is a timeless set. I love everything you made and the colors you did them in. I love the beach, so this set really speaks to me.

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