Welcome to my second first day of an unexpected Waltzingmouse Stamps October release. I was a day ahead of myself an accidentally published this post yesterday. Whoops! So, I’ve taken this opportunity to add a few more pictures.
Wait until you feast your eyes on what Claire is releasing this month! I’ve had a hard time putting one set down in order to move on to the next. All the images conjure up so many great ideas.
Claire designed 6 sets for the upcoming holidays that were just too fabulous to wait until the scheduled November release. Now you will be able to get the sets with time to use them on your holiday projects. The sets will be available for purchase on Friday, October 14th.
Today, the design team is showcasing Seasonal Remedies. The stamps coordinate with Spellbinder’s Nestabilities, likely ones you already own. The set is perfect for food and beverage type gifts, whether they be homemade or store bought.
My project is based on a Lauren Meader design that caught my eye a few years ago. I went out and bought the beverage cups but lacked the motivation to do anything with them… until I saw Seasonal Remedies and inspiration sprang forth. The cups were a lot easier for me than the cup holder. It’s probably because it was the first one I made and I had no idea what I was going to do. I used glue dots to attach the knotted ribbon and for some reason me and glue dots we just don’t get along. I’m going to go back and glue the ribbon on with good ol’ Elmer’s and then I will be satisfied. I like glue. It’s reliable. It takes awhile to dry on ribbon but it’s worth it. I will be making one more for the other two cups and am optimistic it all will go more smoothly. I stuffed my cups with two flavors of cocoa and a mini bottle of Baileys-yum yum yum. Overall, I think it is a fun and rather inexpensive little gift.
And the following two pictures are after I have re-glued my ribbon knots onto the cocoa clutch. It’s a subtle, but it makes all the difference in the world to me.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Seasonal Remedies, Very Vintage Christmas (flourishes on cocoa caddy), Holiday Labels No. 14 (frame around Pure Christmas Spirit image), Ovals-Classic Frames (frame around Goodwill image)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU! Pool Party; PTI Lemon Tart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU! Summer Sun
Other: Spellbinders Grand Cailbur, Nestabilities; i-rock, Hot Rocks crystals; Archer Farms beverage cups (purchased at Target, I’m not sure if they’re still available); SU! ribbon; Copics
I appreciate you stopping by (again) to take a look. I hope I’ve inspired you in some small way with any plans you’ve had for upcoming holiday gifts. Please be sure to check out the other DT ladies, creative genius awaits you!
Belinda Chang Langner
And in response to a post I made on the Waltzingmouse Forum. Here’s how I organize my WMS. I used foam board and a glue gun. I’m beginning to outgrow it now so I will have to think of ways to expand it to fit in the limited space available on my crafting tables.