Monday, September 19, 2011

WMS September Release Blog Waltz

Hi there! Happy release day! Today the four new Waltzingmouse Stamps sets we've been previewing for the past three days will be available for purchase.

You should have arrived here from Niki's blog (did you see her amazing card yesterday?). Claire's blog is the start of the waltz, so head back to her if you're just popping in, she has a list of all the Design Team members participating. Tosh will be your next stop.

As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs, so let us know what you think of the new release! You have until Thursday, September 22 to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog on the 23rd.

On we go!

Today we are sharing samples using the final set being released, A Cottage Christmas. This set features a snowy, romantic version of the large cottage from A Cottage Home as well as some coordinating elements perfect for holiday gift-giving.

I'm starting off today with some baked goodies.

I started with a gable box, approx. 4.5 by 7 inches, and spritzed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Then I stamped the snowman, tree cluster, and star images from A Cottage Christmas onto the acetate window using white Stazon ink.

The tag features images from last year's Vintage Ornaments set as well as two sentiments from A Cottage Christmas. I love the combination of these two together. Tucked inside the gable box is a mini bundt cake - Zucchini Bundt with Orange Glaze (YUM!) all wrapped up pretty in a cello bag.

A recipe card with the cake recipe is also tucked in the box. I stamped the cottage image onto the card with silver ink and then added a strip of pink cardstock stamped with the stars and finished it off with the Home Baked sentiment from the set. The recipe was hand-written (there is something I just love about hand-written recipes.. I love to go back through and look at my Grandma's recipes...) but you could certainly print it out onto your card. This recipe makes 6 of these mini bundt cakes, so one batch could get you started on hostess or coworker gifts! Think in bulk when it comes to the holidays!

I also want to share a card with you, I was so inspired by the DT projects I saw over the past few days I had a few ideas I wanted to put to use.

Jennifer's partial stamping of the cottage image, Claire's embossed house, and Kelly's glittery goodness all came together for this card. I also couldn't wait to see what sort of phrase I could put together using the new Say It Loud: Winter Holidays.

I started off by embossing my cardstock with Spellbinders Snowflakes Impressabilities. Then I brushed it with white pigment ink and had the bright idea of spraying it with spray adhesive (with the die in place) and covering it with glitter. In theory, it worked, but was a *huge* mess. If you like this look, try a different method.. haha! Maybe VersaMark and then embossing powder would be a better route. Rubbing alcohol cleaned it up, but.. not one of my brighter ideas.

A portion of the Christmas Cottage was stamped and embossed, as well as a collection of words from Say It Loud: Winter Holidays and the original Say It Loud. LOVE making my own phrases using these sets. Lots of winter white sparkly goodness on this one!

I don't want to hold you up any longer, and I'm so grateful you stopped by to see me today and listened to all my rambling! I hope you've been enjoying the previews over the past few days. I will be looking forward to seeing your creations popping up in the Gallery (and in the Big Cheese thread) soon!

Tosh is your next stop! Enjoy the rest of the waltz!

Anya

Recipe
Home Baked Gable Box
STAMPS: A Cottage Christmas (available September 19), Vintage Ornaments - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: White, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink
INK: White Opaque Stazon - Tsukineko; Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up!; Silver Pigment Ink
OTHER: Gable Box - Wilton; 2010 Heirloom Ornament die - Spellbinders; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Blossom Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Pearl Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels

Joy, Peace and Love Card
STAMPS: A Cottage Christmas, Say It Loud: Winter Holidays (available September 19), Say It Loud - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Melon Berry - Papertrey Ink
INK: Whisper White - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Crystal Fine, Crystal Coarse Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Snowflake Impressabilities - Spellbinders; Stone Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Copic markers

81 comments:

  1. Stunning work Anya!! And I am so making that recipe!

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  2. both are gorgeous projects, I love the home baked box!!

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  3. Love your cute gable box Anya - the stampings on the window look so sweet! (as well as the yummy cake!!!) What a fun recipe card you created to go with it!

    and your card looks wonderful with all the sentiments, all the glitter and the partial stamping of the cottage!

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  4. Everything is fabulous! I love the ornament tag and the recipe card!

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  5. You know your cards are fantastic because I was only distracted by the pastry for a millisecond;) I love how you mixed the sentiments! Just fabulous!

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  6. Girl, I don't even know where to begin!! I LOVE your gable gift box with the images stamped in the window. And your recipe card is so sweet! Then there's your third project...that card is just super awesome the way you combined the sentiments and only included a portion of the cottage. And the textured borders...*sigh*! LOVE 'em all!

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  7. So gorgeous, Anya! I must trying stamping on acetate like that! You make it look so easy...I tend to make it look so smudge-y...is that a word? LOVE how you mader own sentiment combining the 2 Say it Loud sets...MUST TRY IT! Fabulous job!

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  8. I love the look of the glittery mess but will try a better method of achieving it. Thanks.

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  9. These are awesome....love the box with goodies ....will have to remember that one for xmas gifts...tfs

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  10. Nice projects. I love the box. What a great way to share some holiday treats.

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  11. Love love love the cake box. The stamping on the window is so sweet. The recipe card to accompany it is perfect.

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  12. Anya - your gift box with goodies is just wonderful! Love the label, so pretty. But your card is just magnificent - great glitterly texture and the sentiments look fabby!

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  13. I am a little scared to say this, but I think I am going to try that "messy" technique. It was the first thing I noticed on your gorgeous card and the effect is so beautiful. I guess I better get out the plastic sheeting and hazmat suit in preparation for the mess, right? Really beautiful today Anya.

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  14. Love all your projects, especially the box. The glittery card is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Dorothy C.

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  15. Oh I would just love this gift!

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  16. These are stunning. I love white on kraft. Love this new A Cottage Christmas stamp set. TFS

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  17. I'm totally giving you "3 snaps in Z-formation" right now! You go girl! Anya these are incredible! I love the combination of Say It Loud sets, and the baked treat decor is fab!

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  18. Love that goodie box!!! You are so clever!!!

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  19. SO creative, love your packaging and stamped acetate. Your glittered embossing is brilliant, must try that!

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  20. Mmmmm... very nice!! I'm hungry for that gift!!

    Lovely blog, by the way. I am a new follower.

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

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  21. Goodness, that gable box is a brilliant idea!! :) I love the acetate!

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  22. Fabulous gift box project and love the way you used just a portion of the cottage on the card!

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  23. I love to give baked treats for the holidays and your gift box is perfect! Love the accetate with the white ink! I will be making those!

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  24. Both your projects are so creative - love that card with the stamped off cottage. White on Kraft - be still my heart!

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  25. Oh, my goodness, these are really pretty. I especially love that little gable box and the stamped acetate window!

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  26. I just love your card and goodie box. I also want to say how much I loved your Hocus Pocus card.

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  27. I absolutely love the soft pink Christmas ornament tag on the snowman box! It is breathtaking.

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  28. Another wonderful and clever creation!! Brilliant stamping on the acetate. This has charm beyond compare!

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  29. Fantastic gable box-great idea! And I love how you combined Say It Loud sentiments. I was having problems posting comments yesterday but just wanted to say how much I loved your Halloween cards. Fabulous graveyard scene!

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  30. Love your projects.I too think hand written recipes are special and always remind you of the person who gave the recipe to you.So the recipe card was my favourite. Nice to see other peoples brillant ideas don't always pan out.Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Very sweet and charming. I would love to receive this, with the bread, of course!

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  32. Such a great gift set! I especially loved your Halloween tag!
    carol b

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  33. So very nice, Anya!! What a wonderful gift - anyone would love to receive this!!

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  34. How clever! The cake looks super yummy too! It looks like you has such fun making these too.

    Lynn Wild

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  35. Anya, I love your treat box idea!
    So very cute. Especially that recipe card. :)
    Kim W

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  36. I'm sooo glad I stopped by too -- LOVE your recipe card/box idea (and would kill for one of those little Bundt cakes right about now)! AND that FABULOUS card -- Oh My -- LOVE it! I am sooo going to see what I can do similarly with what I already have -- TOO FUN!!!

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  37. Great projects! Love the recipe card and goodie box idea!
    DeniseB

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  38. How cool to use a box with the window! I liked the partial house on the recipe card too! While your last card is lovely and I think it turned out beautiful, I'm sure the process was a bit difficult. I just like the natural color tones,,,Thank you

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  39. I have enjoyed my visit here. Thank you for the great idea to package my christmas goodies. Also for the recipe. Also love your Halloween projects.

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  40. Beautiful card and box, this cottage stamp is so terrific. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win these sets. RuthAnn

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  41. Love your box and a great idea for gifting. Will you please share the whole recipe for the bundt cakes? They look fabulous1

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  42. What great ideas! I love the goodie box and the colors on the card a a great compliment to it. It reminds me of frosted cookies!

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  43. OMG...
    you just blow me away!!
    The stamping on the box...
    *sigh*
    It's such a perfect package!
    And the card...
    love, love, love!!!
    Such fabby, awe inspiring projects these last 3 days...
    I just die.

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  44. great cards as usual! you've made me want every set you've showcased...amazing design work. :)

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  45. The little box is adorable, and the cake looks delicious! Could you publish the rest of the recipe? But the sparkly card - oh my! You may have made a mess, but the result was well worth it! Love it!

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  46. I've said it before and I'll say it again... i love the look of white inked (and embossed) designs on kraft. it's just FAB!
    beautiful creations.
    thank you for sharing.

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  47. I think your gift box is brilliant, and I love your card, and I got a chuckle out of your "ramblings" about the embossed and glittered portion of your card:-) Don't leave out the "ramblings": they make the reading fun and personal!!! I'll be trying your recipe too: it looks delish!!

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  48. Love the fun use of the sentiments on your card! And fun use of the snowman/tree to create a fun wintery scene!

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  49. Im so inspired by your baked goods set, I give homemade goodies but never thought of that presentation. Thank you.

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  50. So clever! Loving these projects - so many great ideas from the DT !!!

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  51. I dont know what looks better, the zucchini cake or the cards...:)

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  52. So lovely. I am envious... and hungry!

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  53. Great projects and I'm really loving these holiday stamps.

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  54. Gorgeous and totally worth the mess, I think! But thanks for the info on alternate ideas. :-)

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  55. Wonderful, original creations, love them all!

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  56. Oh my Anya - who wouldn't what to receive that gorgeous 'cake in the box' then the card is stunning... (can I go on your Christmas list please? )tfs.

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  57. Love the stamped windowsheet Anya. Looks perfect on the box. The texture on the card is fabulous! So creative! :o)

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  58. Cute box, Alas... I don't bake! And something tells me a Little Debbie cake wouln't have the same effect! lol I love the card. Great stamping! TFS

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  59. Love your goodie box and the recipe sounds wonderful, could you print it complete for us, PLEASE! We have so many zucchini's every year and never enough recipes to use them all up and share with neighbors and family and friends. i also love , love , love your sparkly glittery card, exactly what I think of when I think of winter, neat idea to split the house stamp and combine all of the sentiments to make your own,great idea! ~gin~

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  60. Love the ornament tag and curved sentiment on the treat box. Say, how do we make the orange glaze!?!

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  61. Fabulous projects! Stunning work! Looks so pretty and classy!

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  62. Fabby creations, love the craft!

    Ali x

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  63. What a neat idea! Love the design :)

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  64. So love your gorgeous card. Sorry to hear your sticky method is not recommended though! It sure is beautiful!

    Jo Ann Mooney

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  65. Just fabulous!!! Love the partial stamping, just did that this weekend with a group with a tree . . . nice technique and lovely colors.

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  66. Goodness Love all of these! Can't wait to try out your Yummy Recipe too! 8-) What a fabulous baked goodies gift set and your card is just Wonderful! Love how you incorporated all of your inspiration. Just Lovely!

    Hugs
    Shannon 8-)

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  67. How unique - I love this!!

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  68. I like how you stamped on the acetate on the first project and your card is gorgeous!

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  69. Adorable projects, especially love the card. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. For not being a "bright idea" ;), it sure packs a punch! Absolutely GORGEOUS and so full of wintery goodness!

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  71. Love your box....
    would love a piece of cake....maybe two, looks delicious, thanks for the beautiful ideas and the recipe.
    Maria V.

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  72. Anya, your creations are so pretty. That gable box with the acetate window looks great (so does the cake *lol*). And the recipe card with part of the cottage on it is also very beautiful.
    And the card with those sentiments and the partial stamping of the cottage is just gorgeous, I like it a lot.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  73. OK, NOW you REALLLLLY make me want this little cottage stamp!!!!!!! You've shown me JUST HOW VERSITILE it is!!!!!!!! WHAT A SURPRISE to see what you've done!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

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  74. Terrifiic projects!!! Love them!

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  75. This is so gorgeous! What a fab idea!!

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  76. You now that you blow me away!!!
    love all I see until now, but everything you made is gourgeous. It is simple but elegant. Liked the idea on the acetate, the box, the recipe card.
    Beautiful and thank yu for share a so nice and great idea.
    I loved!!1

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