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1 Mar 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Blog Hop!!! Claire is revealing 3 brand new stamp sets at Waltzingmouse Stamps today and we are celebrating!!! And YOU have a chance to win a prize if you leave a comment on every hop that you visit!

You hopefully started the hop at the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog (Claire's Blog)! If you came here from Anya's Blog you are in the right spot! After my visit you should make your way to Julia's blog for more fun!

I have used the new Roses in Bloom and Vintage Labels No.3 stamp sets today for my release projects!

 

I made a little box to fill with chocolates to give to someone special - not sure who that will be - I have a lot of special people in my life!! Aren't I blessed?!

Can I just tell you that this box started with WAY more chocolate pieces in it, but I felt the need to tie the beautiful silk ribbon over and over and everytime chocolate would topple out of the box and then I had to eat it, because, well, it's chocolate........

The bottom of the box is just a square piece of Prism cardstock, scored 1" evenly on each side -and then cut a little slit at each corner so they fold in nicely. 

The lid is cut 1/8" larger, scored the same, but using my Circle nestabilties I cut a circle in the middle before folding and added a piece of clear sheet underneath - just using tombow glue.

I stamped one of the images from Faux Fun Circles over the top of the cut out circle with Ranger Vintage Photo ink and added a little bit of doodling around the edges of the stamped image.  

I sponged the heck out of the box and added a few little pearls to the center of the flower and the Faux Fun Circles image!

I coloured up the rose and the leaves with my copics, cut them out and popped everything up onto the corner of the box.

For my next card, I have to say this is sort of a case of Julia's St. Patrick's Day card - which I loved (thanks Julia for inspiring me!)- and I used the same sketch from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday sketch .



The shamrock and the sentiment comes from the stamp set Celtic Heritage and I used two of the stamps from the new Vintage Label's No. 3 to show off the shamrock!

See how those labels can work with each other to make an even more lovelier frame?! I love it! 

What a fun Blog Hop don't you agree!!?? 

Now please make your way to the lovely Julia see her wonderful creation and don't forget to leave a comment so that you might win a prize!!

88 comments:

  1. Beautiful box, love the colouring on the rose, and the St. Pats card is very fresh and bright. xx

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  2. Love both creations! Such a gorgeous gift box and love the fun and cheery colors on the card!!

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  3. Love them both, but am especially fond of the shade of green you've used with the shamrock card. Not the usual green but it's lovely!

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  4. You made me laugh, if it had been my project I would have had to make a special run to the store because the box would have wound up empty of any chocolate! Very nice projects.

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  5. A wonderful little box and I love this striped card - the papers are wonderful!!!!

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  6. Both projects are great. Love the pretty little box, and glad to hear you got to enjoy some of the chocolate in it! ;) It can always be refilled. Great St. Patrick's Day card too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. love the rose and the box is really cute!

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  8. Thses project are AWESOME!!!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  9. Love your box and it's beautiful flower!

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  10. Carol W15:15

    That's one of the things I love most about the Labels stamps -- the way they can combine to make a bigger statement! I can't wait to get those babies!!

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  11. I love your box Bonnie!!!! (you have my address right!?!?!?!) the text top looks so great with that gorgeous rose and the clear circle to show the yummy candies inside!

    and your card looks so different from mine just using those bright funky colors!

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  12. Oh what a lovely box! Just love the rose set!
    Cindyb

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  13. You have a great eye for color. Love the lime green and aqua combo.

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  14. Both cards are beautiful, but I LOVE the nono-traditional color scheme you used on the St. Patty's card. Very eye-catching!

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  15. The box is gorgeous and the colors on the St. Patricks Day card are fab!

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  16. LOL, Bonnie, you have that Roses set sussed!!! your colouring is wonderful and I love the wee box!!! the window is so cute!!!! and the St PAtty's day card is brill!!! I do love to see non-traditional colours, I have such a hard time getting away from trad colours myself!!!

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  17. Love the pop of the flower against that cute texty box! That bright St. Patrick's Day is so fresh and fun! Awesome post, Bonnie!

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  18. I really like how you framed the shamrock. Makes a great focal point.

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  19. Such a stunning gift box. The rose is beautiful. Love the vibrant fresh St. Patrick's Day Card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. The labels stamps make the most perfect frames. It sets off the four-leaf clover wonderfully.

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  21. Love the colors on your St Pat's card--great fresh look! And your little box is adorable--the rose is beautiful. What a sweet gift!

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  22. I love the rose on the text background. So elegant!

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  23. What a beautiful little gift box for the chocolates. Love the pearl accents!

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  24. Wow Bonnie that is a lovely little gift box! The rose looks fantastic on the text. The card is really great too. :0)

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  25. jaime aldridge17:28

    oh my goodness...that box is breathtaking!

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  26. THe fun gift box is highlighted beautifully with the rose. Brilliantly colored and matched to your ribbon.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  27. The card is very pretty, and I love the box! Thanks for the instructions on how you made it! Hugs, michelle

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  28. What gorgeous projects! So different from each other and yet equally creative. I love how you cut a window out - now I have something I can use up all those plastic pieces I can't bear to throw away!

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  29. Beautiful box, and great St Patrick's card lovely to see a bright funky colours!
    Sian
    x

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  30. Love both projects--especially the gorgeous pink rose with pearl center, and the bright green of the shamrock (I do believe I have some ribbon in that color...). Every card I see with the new sets is making them harder to resist...

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  31. Wonderful box and great card! Love the designs of both! Terrific colors and details!

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  32. Wonderful projects!!

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  33. The gift box is gorgeous and I love the card.

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  34. WOW -- amazing -- the flower just POPS right off, and that sparkle around the opening... - the Happy St. Patrick's Day card is fabulous - bright and cheery -- perfect for the occasion!

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  35. Beautiful box and design!

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  36. Laraine R20:30

    Great samples!!

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  37. The flower is beautiful! Love it!

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  38. Love the flower and the seed pearls in the middle just make it divine!

    TFS~

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  39. Your box is so pretty and soft, I love it!

    I also love your bold, graphic St Pat's card. What fun colors!

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  40. Love the rose. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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  41. What fun, bright colors for your St. Pat's card! Great job on these projects!

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  42. Beautiful cards! Love that rose.

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  43. Mary B22:03

    Love the cards you're making with the new Nestie friendly sets. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Great projects! Especially love the box with that big pink bow!

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  45. I love the text background on the chocolate box, and the fab mod colors on the St. Paddy's card! Lovely!

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  46. Really wonderfully fresh colors on that shamrock card. Pretty!

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  47. Two gorgeous creations Bonnie. I love the gift box...the rose is gorgeous and I adore the printed text covering the box. And the Paddy's Day card......perfect!! xxx

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  48. Bonnie
    Both projects are great! Love the colors on the St. Pat's card!

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  49. What a "sweet" box. I have that same problem with chocolates. I have yet to finish one of those decorated peppermint patty medallions for this same reason!

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  50. Beautiful cards Bonnie!! I seriously love that rose stamp!! :)

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  51. Your projects are great Bonnie!!! Love the colors you have used!!!

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  52. Great fresh and fun uses for these stamps, nicely done!

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  53. Love the box...gorgeous and what a cheerful card..thank you for sharing!

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  54. Your rose box is just fabulous and love that irish card too! What a fun and inspiring hop this is.

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  55. Wow what a gorgeous box, so pretty.

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  56. nice use of bright and cheery colour very eye catching

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  57. Beautiful box! I'm wanting that rose set more and more. Your card is so bright and cheery.

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  58. Anonymous06:50

    What a lovely little box, decorated with a gorgeous flower! And . . . filled with chocolates, too! Lucky whoever received this as a gift!!! I really did enjoy your work.
    Greetings from Sally in France
    stampsally@yahoo.fr

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  59. What an exquisite little box. I love it.

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  60. Adorable projects! Love the labels.

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  61. Your gift box is fabulous. Great projects.

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  62. I love boxes - but boxes filled with chocolate are my favourite - good one!

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  63. The box is just right for those small gifts. I really like the St. Patrick's Day card. The label stamp is perfect.

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  64. Bonnie, your box is just gorgeous! I really love the look of the pink roses with the text pattern! Your St. Patrick's Day card is great fun, too. I love the bright patterns!

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  65. Wonderful projects, but my favorite is the use of fun colors besides just green for your St. Patrick's Day card! Love it!

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  66. What a beautiful box and card!!!

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  67. Lovely Box, I'm a big fan of boxes, I just can't get enough of them.cosmssen

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  68. Wow gourgeous card and color Brava

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  69. Your box with the rose is just stunning, love the pearls as well. Your St. Pat's card is just so fun!

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  70. Oh, Bonnie, what a simply gorgeous box with that rose!!! And your St. Patrick's Day card is just so bright, fun & different -- LOVE it!

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  71. These are both so cute Bonnie but I'm really partial to the candy box. Love that flower image and the pearl accents. But I think it's really the chocolate drawing me in. LOL

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  72. Bonnie I LOVE that box and card.. I had to LOL at your chocolate story.. hey a girl needs her chocolate! :)

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  73. love the box and the label stamp set will have to come to live in my house !!!!!!!!

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  74. Sharlene18:47

    Love the rose and the box is a great idea, Well done.

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  75. Simply stunning! The depth and dimension is fantastic! Love the shamrocks Ü

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  76. Monica L23:29

    Love the St. Patty's card. I would have never thought of putting those brights together for a St. Patty's card--but it works--wonderfully!!

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  77. Jessica ML23:30

    Both cards are gorgeous!! Love all the patterns on the St. Patty's card. Great job!

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  78. Love the box with that gorgeous rose. the St Patty's is cute...grat color combo.

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  79. Love your cards. The rose is so beautiful, and then I really loved the St. Patty's Day card. Loved your colors!

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  80. Gosh, love how those frames look in the St. Pat's card. Really pops! I am loving that rose, too...may need to find it's way into my next order, lol!!

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  81. How lovely! Anyone would be pleased with that gift.

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  82. A beautiful embellishment for a fantastic looking box.

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  83. Fantastic projects. Love the bookprint on the box and the bright colours of the St Patrick's Day card.

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  84. Melanie RI10:31

    What a beautiful little box. The roses look perfect!

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  85. I really like the box...and what a great way to get a little more chocolate into your day. It's a good thing I can't tie a bow - I fully intend to use this excuse! :)

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  86. Anonymous16:06

    love your box and your st patrick day card. thanks for sharing
    hayley

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  87. I love the package-topper idea for the rose! It is gorgeous!

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  88. What a beautiful box! Love the dictionary paper and the pearls in the centre!!! I love love love that St. Patrick's card; love the colours and the design!!!

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