11 Dec 2010

12 Days of Christmas Waltzingmouse Style!

Good day! Normally at this time, we'd be previewing new stamp sets for our December release. 

However, there will be no release this month in order to allow Claire time to focus on a few "behind the scenes" plans that will take us to the next level in the new year. It's all very exciting, so we ask that you bear with us! It will be worth it and I can hardly wait!

Instead, we're coming together to bring you some ideas and inspiration for holiday crafting (and beyond) which we are calling 12 Days of Christmas Waltzingmouse Style! Each day we will showcase a different design team member, so be sure to check back daily through December 17th for the links... and enjoy!

Today is MY day-- yay!  and I have personalized some soap containers with monograms - such a hot gift idea this year!

I was inspired by this idea right here (along with a few other great things to tuck away). 

Now this blogger printed off the images on her computer, but I chose to stamp - because, well, that is what I do!

For each monogram soap container you will need the following:

- One hand pump soap - I used Softsoap, because it is clear and the label came off very easily for me.
- clear sheet to stamp on
- Staz-on ink - I used black
- scissors

1. Stamp image from Faux Fun Circles onto clear sheet - I have a piece of tissue paper under the clear sheet as you can see.

2. Stamp image from Vintage Circles Small inside circle

3. Stamp letter from Victorian Alphabet - I chose to use "S" since we have so many Sharp people at our Christmas's ..hehe....

Now cut out the clear sheet into a square that, when inserted into the soap container, will sit nicely along the bottom.

Roll the piece of clear sheet tightly and insert it through the top of the soap container. I had to use a chopstick to move the clear sheet around to where I wanted.

ETA: When you roll the clear sheet, making sure the stamping is on the inside of the "roll"  or it will scratch the ink off when inserting into the container - as you can see in my example (I rolled it the wrong way ...oops!)

Decorate soap container as desired and you area done!!

You could also buy an empty plastic bottle, add the stamped clear sheet and then the clear soap - that might be a bit easier - but I must say, all in all, it was good clean fun! lol!


  1. such a fun idea and great gift

  2. What a fun idea! Your gifts look lovely. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. This looks SO cool Bonnie!

  4. What a cool idea, Bonnie! They look so fabulous!

  5. Wow, how cool is that!!
    Thank you for the great idea :-)
    XX Kathi

  6. I LOVE this idea! So original . Stamping is just so versatile!

  7. Great idea! I would never have though of putting it on the inside. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Bonnie, this is such a fantastic idea! These look really great and are a wonderful idea! I love them!

  9. What a fun idea!! These really are quick and easy presents.

  10. How cool would it be to have these matching in each bathroom of the house..AND personalized!!!!!!!
    Fabulous idea....U R a genius!!!

  11. I love this idea! and great choice of stamps you used!

  12. SO CLEVER! What an awesome idea, thanks so much, Bonnie!!!

  13. What a fantastic idea Bonnie! What a fun project! Perfect for anyone! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a lovely idea!!! And very very original!!! And the gift will definitely be used and I like that idea as well. Thanks for sharing, dear Bonnie!

  15. This is beautiful, what a fantastic idea! Thanks for the inspiration, I'd like to try this too!

  16. very clever!

  17. Carol W15:52

    Fantastic idea! And I have several colours of Stazon... could be loads of future ideas coming from this! I'm so glad you shared the link to the blog that inspired you, too!

    And I'm really glad I live in Ontario too, so that I know I can buy the same nice-shaped bottles of soap you did!

  18. I'm finally getting the chance to hop around to all of the 12 Days posts. This is a fantastic idea Bonnie! Very clever to put the stamped image inside the bottle.

    I was watching Martha Stewart on one program or another and she pointed out her new soap containers - beautiful containers that look like glass and she's made them so that the label peels right off. You could probably stamp directly onto that plastic because the jar is flat and square....just an idea.


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