Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps January Blog Party - Sweet Things

On the 17th of every month Waltzingmouse Stamps hosts a blog party - this month it's all about "Sweet Things" - just in time for Valentine's right?  I've had my eye on these little wooden boxes you can find at Michael's for a while.  They are very inexpensive - around $2.    I wanted to do something special for the blog party so I took the plunge and bought one.  I gave it a quick coat of gesso and covered it in sweet Martha Stewart Valentine's paper.  

To make it even more like a party I added a rosette wand with a streamer of little hearts.  Save some money - make your own rosette without a die - just cut a 2" strip of 12" paper, score it every 1/4" for folding.  I ran mine through a Fiskars border punch to give it a fancy edge, zig zag folded it, and attached the two ends. Use a hot glue gun to attach a small circle on both sides for some stability and you're good to go.  Easy Peasy!

What could make this box any sweeter than this you ask?  I say CHOCOLATE!!!  I'm planning on giving this one to my mom to brighten her day - she's been a little down lately.  This will let her know I'm thinking about her and satisfy her sweet tooth at the same time! 
Thanks for taking a peek - Have a great day!

Jeanne

Products Used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Sweethearts, Gingham & Company, "Dearest" from Cameo to Go
Dies:  Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants, Fancy Tags 2, Classic Hearts, Cheery Lynn Two of Hearts, Dancing Doily Lace Border, Sizzix Window Cuts Hearts 
Paper:  Martha Stewart Valentine Collection
Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter
Twine:  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party "Happy Day"
Border Punch (on rosette) Fiskars
Ink:  Momento Rosebud, Lady Bug, Versa Fine Onyx Black

26 comments:

Pauline said...

This is just stunning Jeanne, a gorgeous gift box and rosette wand, sure to brighten your mum's day! I love the pretty punched border too!

Lulu/cy said...

wowza jeepera creepers where did U get that Great Idea from! The Creative Spirit Bank???Can I Get Some too! U sure R bless!

Helen said...

Jeanne, out of this world GORGEOUS!! Your mum is one lucky lady - this would brighten any ladies' day. What a wonderful project - i love the pretty papers on the bag and the homemade rosette on the heart wand, so pretty and the way you used twine on the handle - fabby details as always.

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL...this is so very delightful. What a great little box, decorated so finely. Love the shimmery goodness to Cupid's arrow. And the way you covered your rosette wand - fantastic. Awesome job my dear with this SWEET Blog Party project.

Renee said...

Oh my goodness!!
I don't even know where to start!
The adorable gingham heart...
the gorgeous papers...
adorable stamped label...
where?!!
It's all so fabulously gorgeous...
your mom will love this! :)

Super Jen said...

Wow! You pulled out all the stops on this one!

Kary said...

This is AMAZING, Jeanne!! Your project is Gorgeous, love the rosette, the twine treatment and the little treat box. Your mom will absolutely LOVE this.

Marybeth said...

Love this , it’s sooo pretty! Thanks so much for the tip on the rosette, cant wait to go make one just like yours.I love the glitter on the bag too. I love it all!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty gift ensemble Jeanne! Love the sentiment pennants and the shimmery arrow! Stunning presentation!

~ Ali ~ said...

Oh this is fab, love the colours and the rosette is perfect!

Ali x

JJ Bolton said...

Out of this world Jeanne! You really MUST do a tutorial video one day when you get out all your dies and show us (me!) how you go about picking the right layers. My favorite part is the rosette! The filigree heart die is just the perfect thing! Hope you're doing well:)

rudlis said...

Fabulous project! I love rosette.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is absolutely AMAZING. How do you find the time for such gorgeous projects??? I LOVE your creation - so beautiful!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs Karin

Trish said...

Wow - it's amazing! I love the rosette wand, makes me think of a big lollipop!
Trish xx

Sharron said...

OMG--SO AMAZING!! Fell in love with that fabulous heart first but your rosette is equally wonderful! Actually everything looks so pretty--LOVE it all!!

Deborah Frings said...

Your mum will love this! It's so beautiful with so many wonderful details. Love the rosette. Fabulous work!

Kelly S. said...

OH MY WORDY! This is a fantastic ensemble, Jeanne! You can leave that box empty because the recipient will be too busy oogling this creation to even look inside, hee! LOVE the rosette with the twine-wrapped stem. GORGEOUS, colorful, and oh so creative...WOWZA!

cbuswell said...

WOW! Love everything about this!!

Julia Aston said...

Love all the wonderful details on this Jeanne - the pretty colors, all the die cuts you used - a wonderful gift to cheer your mum!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh, Wow. Again, Oh, Wow. This is such a great project, that cupid bow and the gingham! I just love this, your mom is going to love it. That heart die cut is so pretty, guess I will have to get that one now!

Charmaine Stack said...

This cannot help but make your Mom smile, it is just so cheery and sweet!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just beautiful, I absolutely love it. I think it will be just perfect for your mom, especially filled with chocolate!

Chris L.

Claire Brennan said...

Holy moly Jeanne, this is...WOW!!! I love all of your delicious details, and that wee bow stamp looks flabby on the front of your baggie, but I think your rosette want steals it for me!!! Stunning!! Thank you so much for joining our WMS Blog Party!!

MicheyMoo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the wand and rosette and the gift box is stunning. xxx

LaurieJ said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Jeanne! You are a genius at making all the details come together perfectly. LOVE the rosette....I think your mom is going to love it, too.

Anonymous said...

nice idea. thanks for sharing...