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29 Sep 2009

I've been keeping a secret.......

I can't believe this day has finally arrived and I can tell everybody!

Claire Brennan, of Waltzingmouse Stamps, is opening her NEW ON-LINE STORE today and releasing six new stamp sets!! and I have been chosen, along with four other fabulous designers, to be on her very first design team! Wahoo!

I am so thrilled, as she has the most wonderfully unique stamp sets and her excitement is so contagious!

I honestly can not believe the company I will be keeping!
The rest of the design team is made up of Julia Aston, Belinda Chang Langner, Laurie Schmidlin and Anya Schrier. Now tell me ....am I not the luckiest girl??!! Never mind, I know I am.

Claire sent me a couple of stamp sets to play with and boy did
I have fun! I will be showcasing these all this week beginning with the Hallowe'en Party set!











With the help of the Pumpkin Nestabilities, I made some cute little Hallowe'en invitations with the Hallowe'en Party Stamp Set. I folded a piece of True Black cardstock in half and then making sure to keep the stem of the pumpkin die above the fold, I was able to run it through my Cuttlebug and have a folded card. I did have to run it through a couple of times to make the cut but it ran through easy enough.

I then opened up the card and ran it through the Cuttlebug again with the Pumpkin embossing folder.

Using a smaller Pumpkin nestabilities die and Rustic Cream cardstock, I made more pumpkin shapes. Before removing the cardstock from the die, I sponged inside the die with Memento Tangelo Ink for the pumpkin and Memento Bamboo Leaves for the stem.

Then I stamped the Hallowe'en Party invite with Memento Tuxedo Black. There are three verses, as you can see, each one a "scary" invite to your party!


To finish off the invitation, I swiped the edges of the black cardstock with Vintage Cream Ink and then added some BLING!!!! Who doesn't like the bling??!!! I decided I liked the look of the Zva Creative Crystal flourishes to mimic the pumpkin vines! I just trim the flourishes to whatever size I want - they are huge with lots of crystals!

The last photo is the inside of the invitation, so that your friends will know when and where the party is!!

I hope you liked my very first Waltzingmouse Stamps blog post because I LOVED making those invitations!!




18 comments:

  1. Oh FAB! Cracking invite set Bonnie!!! Love the pumpkin shape too!!! Thank you!!!

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  2. How fun, fun, fun AND spooky Boonie!!! This set works perfectly with the pumpkin nesties!! love the bling too - super invites GF!! I'm so happy and excited to be working with you on Claire's DT!!!

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  3. Totally awesomely fun and so halloweeeny! Is that a word? :D Love the pumpkins and the fun swirly gems!

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  4. Congrats on the DT. The invites are stunning.

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  5. This is awesome!!! Congratulations!!

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  6. Congrats Bonnie! ADORABLE project!

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  7. Congratulations!!! These are fabulous!!

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  8. Congrats! What an awesome team of ladies!! I love your invites! Very clever and perfectly spooky!

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  9. congrats Bonnie! Looks like some super cool stamps!!! and ca-ute invite!!

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  10. These are fabulous Bonnie! Congrats on the team! Can't wait to see more!! Hugs,

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  11. What great invitations! They are fantastic. Congratulations to you! I am excited for all of you in this new adventure!

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  12. Bonnie, these are too cute! I love every little detail - what a great project. Can't wait to see more of your creations!

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  13. OOOOOH, I am SO jealous!!!! I LUFF all things Waltzing Mouse!!! Congrats!!!

    LUFF the invites!!!

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  14. Congratulations! Such a darling card--using the pumpkin shape works so well and love the vines!

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  15. Fabulous invites Bonnie!

    Congrats!

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  16. HUGE congrats Bonnie!! So exciting for you AND Claire!! Fabulous first creations!! :)

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  17. ohhh congrats my friends! I love the things you have created so far! Super fab!!

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  18. Bonnie, I love these invitations. I didn't even know they made Pumpkin nestabilities. :)

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