Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WMS August Release Day 1

Hello there!

I am so glad to be bringing you the start of the previews for the August Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps! This month, 9 new sets are being released, and will be available for purchase in the WMS Store on August 24th.

Today, we are sharing previews of four new sets, all with a common theme... Vintage Seed Packet, Vintage Garden Produce, Vintage Garden Flowers, and Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds. Claire will be giving you all the delicious details about these sets, but they all compliment each other beautifully and I've used them today interchangeably.

First up.. a little something with a fall feel to it.

The Vintage Seed Packet set contains a blank seed packet frame along with images and sentiments to add to the inside. For this card I used the pumpkin image, stamping it and then watercoloring it with my ink pads and Aquapainter. I layered it onto a scrap of muslin that was stamped with the large pattern from the Chicken Wire set. I frayed the edges a bit and stitched it to my card base, which was stamped with the herringbone pattern from Little Box Labels.

Love all the cozy texture on this one, I think it has a real crisp fall feel!

My next card combines the floral images from Vintage Seed Packet and Vintage Garden Flowers.

Does anyone remember years ago when the tables at Wendy's fast food restaurants had faux old newspaper ads on them? They were a lovely combination of kraft and black, and I think of them every time I see this card. :)

I started with a Kraft cardstock base and stamped the floral images and their names (all separate stamps) in black. A little Walnut Stain distress ink around the edges adds a little interest.

Then I added a strip of patterned vellum and the elegant decorative label image from Vintage Seed Packet.

The flower image on the label was colored with chalk pastels. I used a gold gel pen to color in the border and added the little trowel, which was adhered with dimensional foam tape. I don't know what it is about this particular card, but I just love it and all its vintage goodness.

My last creation for today features Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds. This set is a 3x4 mini, with a perfectly gorgeous seed packet all assembled for you ready to use. Just add ink!

I stamped the Appleblossom seed packet image in Currant ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I cut it out and swiped it with Antique Linen Distress Stain. The sentiment (given the same treatment) is from the Vintage Seed Packet set.

My tag started as a plain manila tag that was slathered in Picket Fence Distress Stain, which adds the perfect weathered look. Then I stamped it with the woodgrain background from Way Out West. My seed packet and sentiment were layered onto a doily and a stitched strip of cardstock that was stamped with the small houndstooth from Heirloom Patterns and the script text from Text It. Lots of layered stamping on this little gem - just the way I like it!

A strip of threaded, juicy red buttons finish off the bottom.

Please be sure to check out what the other Design Team members have created for today!

See you tomorrow with previews of two more new sets!

Best Quality Pumpkin Seeds Card
STAMPS: Vintage Seed Packet (available August 24), Chicken Wire, Little Box Labels - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!
INK: Early Espresso, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Linen Twine - Stampin' Up!; Sewing Machine - Janome; Muslin Fabric; AquaPainter

Love Grows Card
STAMPS: Vintage Seed Packet, Vintage Garden Flowers (available August 24) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Oatmeal - Wplus9; Plaid Vellum - Colorbok
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Stampin' Pastels - Stampin' Up!; Gold Gel Pen - Uniball Signo

Appleblossom Tag
STAMPS: Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds, Vintage Seed Packet (available August 24), Way Out West, Heirloom Patterns, Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - PTI
INK: Latte, Currant - Amuse|Studio; Coffee Archival Ink, Old Paper, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; So Saffron - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Filigree Clear Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Antique Linen, Picket Fence Distress Stain - Ranger Industries; Manila Tag - Stampers Anonymous; Doily - Wilton; Scarlet Jewel Buttons - PTI; Ecru Embroidery Thread - DMC; Sewing Machine - Janome


  1. Anya your cards are so lovely! I love them all! The fabric with the chicken wire stamping is so beautiful and the kraft with black flowers card is divine!!! I remember the tables at Wendy's too! :) And the tag is lovely too! I love the new mini stamps sets so I know that apple blossom one will need to come home with me soon!
    Thanks for all of the lovely inspiration!

  2. I just love, love, love what you've done with this new set and I simply can't wait to get my hands on it too. Such great samples and inspirations Anya. Blessings

  3. I love your cards and cute tag Anya! These lovely stamps look like they NEED to live in my craft room!

    Lynn Wild

  4. Ooooh, Anya these are beautiful cards and tags! I love vintage images and cards. At first, I told myself that I didn't need another seed packet stamp set, but who am I kidding? These beautiful stamps and your showcasing of them have convinced me that I "need" these stamps. And I remember those Wendy's tables. Thanks to the previous owners,our log home has newspaper advertising wallpaper on the ceiling underneath the beams in the kitchen/dining area and laundry room.

  5. The pumpkin is awesome!

  6. Oh wow, this looks so great, love the fall look.
    XX Kathi

  7. Three beautiful garden projects Anya! the coloring on your pumpkin is terrific - makes it look 3D - love the background stampings you used with it. The black on kraft looks so pretty on the second and the row of buttons on the appleblossom tag is a wonderful accent!

  8. Wow! These are the most wonderful projects. The pumpkin has real depth and looks so realistic, and the linen backing panel is fab. Love, love the pretty kraft card with the vellum stripe. And your tag is super with a pretty vintage feel. These stamps are so versatile - can't wait to see what else is in store. Thanks for sharing.

  9. ACK - you're a genius! These are all amazing, Anya...your creativity is oozing with vintage goodness all over the place. Love them all!

  10. Beautiful cards Anya! I love the soft feel to all of them!

  11. Be still my heart....
    I'm in love!!!
    These projects are amazing...
    I love each and every single one, Anya!
    Perfection! :)

  12. Hi Anya, I love the vintage look of these new releases, especially the pumpkin! Fab Kx

  13. You blew me away today Anya! Every single one! I especially love the botanical feel to the kraft and black card...love the vellum you added to it. That was my very favorite. The cute tag is the runner up though...so many different stamps and patterns, and those buttons! Beautiful job and very inspiring.

  14. Love all of these!!! Oh....the seed packets and all the ditties and those flowers are fabulous!

  15. Anya, I love them all......gorgeous ! I love the tones you used. The last one is my favorite, with the sentiment and wonderful font.

  16. Anna, I love the way you put your special touches on theses sets! All beautiful and charming!!

  17. That pumpkin is amazing! I love those colors and these vintage stamps won my heart!

  18. Anya, Beautiful job showing off these botanical images. Love the vintage look and detailed images. Your backgrounds always catch my eye - they are always stunning and stamped perfectly like the "love grows" amazing .. I'm just drooling over here! Do I remember the Wendy's tables OMG - I worked there when I was in college and I can't tell you how many of those I cleaned in my day! And no your card looks NOTHING like them :))) Happy thoughts...!!

  19. These vintage stamps are wonderful!


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