Thursday, June 28, 2012

WMS July Release Day 1

Hello, hello!

It is time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps release - so exciting! This month, four new stamp sets are being released. They will be available for purchase in the WMS Store on July 1.

Today, the set we are previewing is called Fairy Princess. It is an addition set to last release's Half Pint Heroines in a fabulous new 3x4 stamp set size!

One great thing about this set is you don't need the HPH sets to use it - it is a complete set (a little morsel of WMS as Claire calls it!) all on its own. If you've never tried WMS before, this might be a great place to start!  I just know you will fall in love.

Let's get crackin', shall we?

Fit for a princess! I love how this image is perfect for a little girl, but could also be equally fitting for a teen or even an adult (so easy to transform this beautiful princess into a bride!).

I thought the 'Once upon a time' sentiment from Half Pint Heroines was a great compliment to this image, and especially fitting for a situation where your 'little princess' is all grown up... prom, bride-to-be, even graduation!

I colored the image with Copic markers and added some glittered highlights with Spica pens. The purple layer was embossed with a harlequin background and my card base was stamped with the gothic text from Text It.

This next card is about as simple as it gets, but I couldn't resist using this adorable frog!

I started by stamping the frog and then I scored a line under him to give him some place to sit. I colored him with Copic markers and added the accompanying sentiment. I rummaged through some other sets to find the perfect sized heart to add to the design. A simple, no-fuss design perfect for your guy on Valentine's Day (or any other time kisses are in order - that is any day in my house!).

The last project I want to share today uses the fairy from the set. I started with a cheapo paper mache box from Michaels and turned it into a special place for the tooth fairy to come looking for a lost tooth.

I started by painting the box with Gesso, and then with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paints. Then I added some patterned paper to the sides and top.

The fairy image was stamped onto plain cream cardstock and paper pieced with coordinating patterned papers. She is appropriately sparkly, with a glittered crown and wand as well as pearlized wings.

I used the Victorian Alphabet set and a portion of a sentiment from Join Us to put the words together. You could also use a computer-generated sentiment to get similar results. Cute, no? I've got lots of nieces that could use this, I bet.

So that's what I have for you today! Here is the list of the rest of the Design Team members sharing previews today:

Did you happen to see that Bonnie has rejoined us on the team?  Big welcome back hugs to Bonnie!

I can't wait to hear what you think so far! I just love hearing all your feedback on the new sets. I'll see you back here tomorrow, ok?


Once Upon a Time Card
STAMPS: Fairy Princess (available July 1), Half Pint Heroines, Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - Wplus9; Lavender Moon, White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Apron Lace Punch - Fiskars; Harlequin Impression Plate - Sizzix; Eggshell Seam Binding - Hug Snug; Copic Markers; Sewing Machine

Kiss Me Card
STAMPS: Fairy Princess (available July 1), Earth Angel - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink - Tsukineko
OTHER: Copic Markers

Tooth Fairy Box
STAMPS: Fairy Princess (available July 1), Victorian Alphabet, Join Us - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Farmhouse - October Afternoon; Nostalgia - My Mind's Eye
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Lacey Squares, Square Nestabilities - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Painterly Pink, Traditional Tan Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Matte Multi-Medium - Claudine Hellmuth Studio for Ranger Industries; Antique Gold Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls - Ranger Industries; Sewing Machine; Paper Mache Box


  1. OMG! I NEEEEEEEED this little frog!

  2. Wow! This project and cards are so gorgeous!! Love them!!

  3. I love all your gorgeous creations, but the little frog is beyond adorable!

  4. Your card and box are just adorable , Anya !

  5. Love it Anya! All of your projects are so awesome!

  6. I love your lilac princess - so very pretty. And the tooth fairy box is just fabulous! However, I think the little frog is brilliant!

  7. Three lovely peeks Anya! Your purple princess is SO pretty, love the cute little frog sitting on his line and your tooth fairy box is wonderful! love the painting and dotted paper on it and the sweet little paper pieced tooth fairy!

  8. Ooooh your projects are so cute! I shall be buying this set on Sunday for sure.

    Lynn Wild

  9. Love, love... and since the tooth fairy just visited our house what a fun box.

  10. Wow, Anya, I LOVE your projects!! The princess is so lovely in her purple gown. Love that little frog and your tooth fairy box is Amazing!! Great ideas...LOVE!!

  11. No little girls around my house anymore Anya, but there is going to be a bride! I love that idea to make the cute princess into a bride! Love your card today with the princess and the frog and that tooth fairy box...fabulous idea for a gift to go with a baby shower present...would make a fabulous keepsake to be used for years!

  12. Great projects! My favorite is the little frog - so cute.

  13. These are so cute, Anya! I love the little tooth fairy box!

  14. These are all fab, such sweet images, and I love the tooth fairy box.

  15. Anya I love your sweet princess in purple - the perfect color for a little lady! The details are fab, the lacy trim and embossed background! Your tooth fairy box is AWESOME! Great project!

  16. Such darling projects Anya! LOVE the tooth fairy box! So creative!

  17. Fabulous!!! Love that frog and the tooth fairy box is perfectly clever! And a purple princess too boot! Wonderful!

  18. Anya, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! Your princess card is so sweet, and I LOVE your CAS frog card. Then there's your super creative tooth fairy box. LOVE it!!

  19. An amazing set that you've showcased beautifully. I love your colouring. The little frog makes me smile. And I know lots of little people that would adore the tooth fairy box.

  20. Beautiful cards: I loved the extra touch of the harlequin texture plate behind the image in the first card, and the box is sooo cute!!

  21. Anya all of these are incredible...
    love the cards...
    especially that sweet CAS...
    love it!! :)
    But that Tooth Fairy box...
    I don't have the words to tell you how much I love it!!
    It's beyond fabulous! :)

  22. Anya, your tooth fairy box is adorable! Wow, so creative. And can I say, I'm in love with the little frog - I'd kiss him in a heartbeat! Cute!


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