Thursday, April 28, 2011

WMS May Release Day One

Good morning! Isn't this such an exciting time? Today starts the previews of the new sets being released by Waltzingmouse Stamps on May 1. Five new sets are being released this month, and each is more fantastic than the next. Today Claire and the Design Team will be sharing previews of a new background set, Gingham & Co.

As the name implies, there is more to this set than just gingham patterns. I used the reverse polka dot image to create my background pattern. As with all of the WMS background stamps, they are larger than a typical card size, so there's no need to try and line up the edges. Having a piece of foam or a mousepad handy to add some extra cushion while you're stamping is helpful, too!

I stamped the reverse polka dots in white ink onto Kraft cardstock. Isn't this look so soft and yummy? Speaking of yummy, this is the largest of the gingham patterns in the set. I love how it adds such a vintage country feel to things. The pansies and sentiment are from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments set.

The pansies were colored with Copic markers and cut out. You might also see a little sneak peek there of another set we'll feature later this weekend!

Next, some simple gift packaging that would be great for Mom!

I upcycled a tea tin and added some gingham-stamped paper to create a little gift. I chose a light and dark colored purple to work with, and then added a medium colored purple ribbon to finish it off.

To create my tag, I punched a circle from a post it note to serve as a mask. Then I stamped the gingham pattern and removed the mask. Then I used a larger circle to cut out the tag, leaving the little gingham border around the outside. Pretty, isn't it? The sentiment is another new one :)

And a shot of the goodies, which are almost just as important as the packaging - especially when we're talking Cadbury chocolates!

I must confess, I've saved my favorite card for last. Pinwheels are popping up everywhere now, and inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest, I knew I needed some gingham pinwheels.

*Happy sigh* :)

I started by stamping the gingham pattern onto some scrap cardstock and then punched bits out with a square punch. I also punched out some plain squares. I trimmed these in half to create the pinwheel pattern and after assembling, I stitched it all together. The final size of this card is 5-1/4 inches square.

I added a strip of cardstock to the bottom that I had stamped with some new sentiments. I liked the phrase-building capabilities - you'll see more later!

SO?! What do you think? I'd love to hear! Here are links to the other DT ladies sharing their previews... I can't wait to see what they've made!



I'll be back with more previews tomorrow - I hope to see you then!

Have a great day!

Anya

Recipe
Feel Better Soon Card
Stamps: Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Gingham & Co., Dainty Doilies 2 - Small (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight - Stampin' Up!; Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, White - Stampin' Up!; Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Copic markers - Imagination International, Inc.; sewing machine

Yum Treat Tin
Stamps: Gingham & Co., Dainty Doilies (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush - Stampin' Up!
Other: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; 1-3/8", 1-1/8" circle punch - EK Success; Crochet thread; recycled tea tin

Gingham Pinwheel Birthday Card
Stamps: Gingham & Co., Say It Loud (available May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Tempting Turquoise - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: 1-1/4" square punch - EK Success; sewing machine

46 comments:

  1. Wow fabulous creations, loving the look of these new stamp they will definately coming home to live with me.

    thanks for sharing

    Ali x

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  2. Oh wow, adore what you created - so so fab.

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  3. Hi Any

    I very much like what you have created with the new WM stamps. These big background stamps really look great and I both like gingham and dots!
    My favourite card is also the pinwheel card. I have never before seen this technique, it looks like a lot or work but the result is really great!

    Have a nice day!

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  4. Great background stamps - I do love the pinwheel card you've made - such fun!

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  5. I absolutely love your birthday card with the gingham patchwork - so clever!

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  6. Oh my! The pinwheel card is swoon worthy!

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  7. I am postively STUNNED by that pinwheel card, Anya! SO wonderful and creative, and that stitching is PERFECTION! I love every single project, so excited to see more!

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  8. Three wonderful projects today Anya! I love how the reverse dots look on the kraft paper - and your tin is beautiful with the purple gingham - great idea for your tag! I can't believe how you stitched all those lines on your pretty pinwheel 'quilt' it's just lovely!!

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  9. Hi Anya!

    Your cards here today are just truly gorgeous!!! I especially love the tin can you decorated! How could I not with purple being my favorite color? hi hi. But that circles is so lovely, the gingham frame around it is such a great idea! And then the gingham pinwheel card!!!!! This is amazing!!!! It's so coloful and fun and such a gorgeous card!! You really rocked this new set! Thansk for the wonderful inspiration!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  10. Oh my word Anya! These are all so gorgeous I cannot pick a favorite - I just love them all!

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  11. The pinwheel card is fabulous!

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  12. Your cards are just darling! I have to admit I agree with you on the favorite card--the last is my favorite too. It is just so cute!

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  13. Yum, indeed. What lovely and creative projects all using those spectacular gingham images....love your quilt card...how very clever. Well done!

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  14. These are all great, but I love the bottom one, it's fun and colorful, but still CAS.

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  15. Awesome collection of cards Anya! My fave is the patchwork card! STUNNING!

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  16. All of these projects are so pretty! I'm really loving the reverse polka dots!

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  17. All of your projects are fab, but I really like that gingham pinwheel! Great work!

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  18. Beautiful as always Anya! I especially love the "quilt."

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  19. Oh my gosh I love all your projects today but that last card is AMAZING!!! WOW!

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  20. Anya, that last card is just AWESOME! I love everything you showed, but the pinwheel pattern is just stunning!

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  21. Love all your beautiful creations, but your last card is my fave!!

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  22. Such cute projects, Anya! I love your quilted card, especially the colors and pinwheel design!

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  23. Really fun, fresh creations Anya.
    thank you for sharing

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  24. HOLY MOLY Anya, that patchwork card is AMAZING!!! I love it!

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  25. Anya, you've created three fabulous beauties!! I Love how you used the reverse dots with the plaid, and that pinwheel card is stunning!! Your canister is super charming too!! Awesome creations!

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  26. Anya,

    I loved all your cards but the colorful pinwheels got me! I love all the color and the pattern. Simply BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. Oh my word, all of your projects are beautiful, but that pinwheel card is just STUNNING! Such a fun, quilted look and gorgeous colors. I will have to file this one to CASE!

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  28. Your cards are so sweet! These new stamps are looking wonderful whether inked or embossed! I need some!

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  29. I like your first two project, and the idea of masking the circle for the gingham tag, but the pinwheel card is fantastic!!! I love quilting, so this made me catch my breath!!! Lovely, lovely!!!

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  30. Of my goodness your quilted card is amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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  31. Wow...wish I had 1/8th of your talent. Your projects are amazing!

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  32. Such pretty projects and I'm loving the gingham! I thought I saw a sneak peek back there... :)

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  33. I love the reverse polka dot...
    When I saw the pinwheel card, my eyes popped out! Fabulous!!!!!

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  34. All your projects are lovely, Anya! I LOVE the pinwheel background, how fun!!

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  35. Love the looks of this set! Your last card is beyond words amazing!

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  36. Hi Anya,
    Your cards and Tea Tin are really FAB! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win such lovely goodies!!!

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  37. That last card is amazing!! I LOVE it! If you are looking for someone to send it to, I would be happy to give you my address ; )

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  38. Hi :-)
    Your creations are just great! I love how versatile this set seems.
    XX Kathi

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  39. Really cute - I love the new gingham stamps! Love your pinwheel card - so much fun!

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  40. Holy cow, the pinwheel card, Anya!! Fabulous!! I wish I could get my stitching to look that perfect...(grrr...my sewing machine & I don't get along very well) Simply WOW!! I wonder how long that card took you?? (Probably not as long as it would take me because you're the seasoned pro! :)

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  41. Oh - these projects are just so wonderful. i love the lil personalization on the tin wrap. the yellow & kraft combo is so sweet & the reverse polka dots a great way of "lightening up" the kraft! my favorite is your quilt card - just jawdropping awesome!

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  42. I absolutely adore the pansy image with the doily as a backdrop! WOW! The the giftwrap idea and the quilted is card is nothing short of brilliant! Outstanding!!!!

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  43. What a fantastic card.......The colors you chose are just delightful. I think you enabled me to buy this stamp set. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card creation.

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  44. The first card is beautiful but that quilted card is just gorgeous! You should frame it.

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  45. I adore the pinwheel look! So cool!

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