Friday, November 4, 2011

WMS November SOAP - Day 4

Hi there. Thank you for joining me for the past few days of the November SOAP at Waltzingmouse Stamps. Today concludes our festivities, and I hope you have been inspired.

I'm starting today off with another card made using Candy Jar Christmas Fillers. I've had this card in my head for a while now, and I love how it turned out on paper.

This card is larger than normal (8" x 4.5") to make room for those delicious jars. They are resting on their own fancy doilies and some plaid patterned paper created using Off Beat Backgrounds.

My last project for this month's SOAP is another home decor or gift item. It started out as a desk organizer / photo cube and turned into a cute decoration for just about anywhere!

I started by removing the glass from the frames and spray painting the piece white (it was originally black, purchased from Kohl's). Then I decorated each panel, putting holiday sentiments in two and images in the others. I combined elements from Nutcracker Sweet, Holiday Labels No. 14, and Compliments of the Season for the frames. Here are shots of each side.

I filled my cube with candy canes, which would make a great table centerpiece or be a fun thing to put by the front door. You could also use the cube to present a gift.. fill it with some bath wash and lotion, or some hot chocolate packets and cookies.. lots of options! What is great then is that the packaging is easily incorporated into the recipient's home decor.

Well that is it for me today! We hope that you have enjoyed and have been inspired by this month's Stamp of Approval Parade, highlighting Claire's lovely Christmas and holiday sets. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.

Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire you be creative. You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on November 10th, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on November 11th.

Here are the other ladies sharing projects today:

Thanks for visiting!


Christmas Candy Jar Card
STAMPS: Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Real Red - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Onyx Black VersaFine - Tsukineko; Real Red, Pool Party - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Pure Poppy Twill - Papertrey Ink; Die Cut Lace Tags, Baker's Twine - Martha Stewart Crafts; Copic Markers (R29, R46, BG11, E35) - Imagination International, Inc.

Holiday Altered Photo Cube
STAMPS: Nutcracker Sweet, Holiday Labels No. 14, Compliments of the Season - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Oh Joy Collection - Cosmo Cricket
INK: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Latte, Lemon Whip - Amuse|Studio; Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Labels 14 - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Alpine, Arctic Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Copic Markers - Imagination International, Inc.; Adhesive Rhinestones


  1. Gorgeous!! Love the whole design of your card especially how you've added the semi-circle doilies, it just finishes the whole thing off perfectly. I SO want one of those photo cubes, brilliant idea - the kids would LOVE it! xx

  2. Oooh! I just love your card with all the amazing holiday treats. Your re-purposed photo frame is wonderful -- I just love those new inserts (and those candy canes)!

  3. LOVE both of these, especially the tablecloth with the doilies and jars!! Brilliant!!

  4. Anya, this is wonderful! That sweet row of jars makes a wonderful card, and your home decor is spectacular!! Love all the projects so far, I've still got some to catch up on, but what fabulous inspiration you ladies give!

  5. Ooooh, I really like how you used the doilies underneath the jars ... and also, the thought of spraypainting the cube from Kohl's. I'll be mimicking that one, I think!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  6. Anya that card is adorable! I just love how the jars look like they are on a little shelf at the Candy Shoppe :) Your photo cube project is the COOLEST! What a great little display for Christmas. I love all of the dimension on each image, and your coloring on the Nutcracker is awesome!

  7. I just love your counter with the 3 candy jars on the doilies Anya! the layered candies look wonderful! and your box is so pretty with the wonderful stampings in each panel!

  8. WOW Anya! What beautiful and creative projects! Love the card full of yummy treats and the candy can holder is fabulous! Love all the detail! Thanks for the inspiration! Your new blog avatar looks wonderful ;)

  9. Love your cube idea! Very pretty and functional!!

  10. LOVE that card!
    The creativity...
    just adore it!
    And then the candy holder...
    at least that's what I'm calling it...
    it's Double G...
    gorgeous and genius!!

  11. Your card is so great. I can't believe how perfect you got the table and doilies dimension. Fantastic!! Also the box you up-cycled is Gorgeous. I love how you made it. It really is Fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration....

  12. These are all amazing Anya! So bright and festive!

  13. Thank you for sharing your inspirational projects - I've had such fun looking and getting ideas. Love the sweetie jars on your card and the candy cane box is just fab!

  14. Oh, wow! So much dimension in that card! Incredible projects. You are just SO good.

  15.! Your altered projects are amazing!! Love the Photo Cube and the Candy Jar card is so charming!

  16. Wow! Such great projects! LOVE the way those doilies make your jars appear as though they're setting on a table! And the different panels on each side of your box are FANTASTIC!


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