Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Waltzingmouse USA 1776

Well have you seen the latest Waltzingmouse release?  I'm totally loving them both - USA 1776 and Country Labels 4.   These sets are both so versatile and as with all Waltzingmouse stamps work beautifully together.   All through the month of June on Tuesdays and Thursdays Waltzingmouse Design Team members will be showing you projects made with these sets.  Today I'm featuring a few projects made with the USA 1776 set.  If you got here from Renee's blog you're in the right place.  If you want to start from the beginning the complete list is on Claire's blog.

The 4th of July is a big to do here in Northwest Indiana!  Just like most of my neighbors we will be having a cook out and waiting for it to get dark to see the night sky light up.  Usually there is so much going on it is hard to know what direction to look in, and the whole block will be a rolling cloud of smoke !!!!  I guess you'd have to see it to believe it!

I'm a big believer in the saying "we eat with our eyes first" so I always like to make sure to take care of the little details when we have a party.  Here are just a few easy to make projects to dress up our 4th of July shindig.

These cupcake toppers were really easy to make with just a few stamps and a die cut.  To make it even quicker you can use a jumbo punch and have these put together in no time.   Two small holes punched out make inserting a shiny foil skewer easy.

These pretzels were fun and easy too.   Just dip a pretzel in almond bark and sprinkle with some colorful toppings.  Lay them on parchment paper until the chocolate sets and then pack them in cellophane bags.   A simple bow and a bitty tag and your done.

Last I made some little treat bags for friends to take home.  I got a great deal on the striped bags (around 3 cents each) but  I had to buy in quantity.  I decided on red so I can use them all year round (Valentines, Christmas, 4th of July - you get the idea), they are also great for slipping a few cookies into a lunch bag.   They were easy to stamp and dress up. The part that took the longest was cutting out the fancy doilies and picking out all the little die cut holes - to speed up the process just use store bought paper doilies.
I hope you have a memorable 4th of July celebration surrounded by good friends, and good food!!   To continue on with the blog hop your next stop is Chupa at Random Acts of Creativity!


Supplies Used:  
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse USA 1776
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink White, Midnight Muse, Pure Poppy
Dies:  Spellbinder Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Stampin Up! Real Red, Not Quite Navy
Foil Picks:  Oriental Trading Company

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse USA 1776
Card Stock:  Papertrey White

Dies:  Spellbinder Framed Tags One
Twine:  Firecracker from Timeless Twine
Ink:  Memento Bahama Blue, Love Letter, Nautical Blue
Ribbon:  May Arts 1" Sheer Satin Band Red
Cellophane Bags:  Clearbagsrus.com

Striped Treat Bags:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse USA 1776
Striped Bags:  Carrier Bag Store
Card stock:  Papertrey White, Pure Poppy
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels, Nested Lacy Pennants, Cheery Lynn French Pastry
Ink:  Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Lady Bug
Clothes PInk:  Hobby Lobby
Twinery Marachino Twine
Button Papertrey Ink
Misc:  Gems, Glitter


Cathy Weber said...

Yum! You are making me so hungry with all your sweet treats decked out for the 4th! I love those cupcake toppers...cute idea to use the skewers and pre-punched holes. I would have poked them through and made quite the mess. I also love the idea for the year round treat bags...smart to get red and how pretty with the doilies and sparkly clothespin. You really did such a great job...everyone is going to want this stamp set!

Pauline said...

These are fab party treats Jeanne, and those cup cakes look scrumptious!!

Renee said...

You had me at the cupcakes...
but the pretzels and cookies just sealed the deal! :)
Love all of these...
what fabulous cupcake toppers...
and love those pretzels tags!
But dying over those treat bags...
I wanna come to your house for the 4th! :)

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS party decorations Jeanne!!!!

anya said...

YUM! These are so fabulous for a summer party - I love the way you make the cupcake picks! They are just fantastic!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW, I want to come to YOUR 4th of July party! These treats are amazing, and looking at them has me wondering if I want to eat the treats, or just hang onto them because they are so creative. Job well done!

Helen Berry said...

Wow, wow, wow! Totally out of this world Jeanne!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne these are all so fabulous! I wish i was an American now, but i could modify for Canada day.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - looks like it's going to be one heck of a party at your place! Love all the decorations you made, and those cupcakes do look so tasty!

Paula S. said...

This is a fabulous collection of sweet treats. I love the pretzels...what a great little Independence Day party favor those would make. Great work!

Marybeth said...

Jeanne I love Fourth of July but you're making me want to be here quicker than normal! Wow these are such amazing projects. I want to be your neighbor on Fourth of July! I don't see anything on Claire's blog yet.
Love everything here Jeanne great job! As always and I am so happy I have this set.

Vickie Z said...

TOO MUCH FUN!! Love those spangled cupcake toppers {well I like coconut frosting too- but, no one at my house does!} and all the goodie tags etc. are perfect!!

Sharron said...

Wow, I want to come to your neighborhood too! Looks like celebrating the 4th is quite the holiday! Love your cupcake toppers and those yummy pretzels! And your goodie bags are just adorable!!

Joyce said...

I want to come to Indiana on July 4th. Your spread and accessories are so fun and patriotic. Just like I imagine an old fashioned 4th would be. My daughter is totally drooling over those cupcakes, and wants to know if you made them. (and can she have one please?)

Kim Heggins said...

What time does the party start? I don't want to be late and miss out on any of your wonderful treats. Your cupcakes look amazing and I am sure they taste as good as they look too. I would like one too please, just pop in the mail when you get the chance.

Christina said...

I don't eat sweets or pretzels, but I want to come to this party for the decorations! Wow, Jeanne, your party ensemble is amazing!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh yum! These creations are slap your grandma awesome! Love these Jeanne! You always make my jaw drop when I stop by!

Jinny Newlin said...

Holy smokes, girl! These are amazing! What a great party that's going to be! So in love with every last detail!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic, yummy projects Jeanne!

Julia Aston said...

Oh Jeanne! you're right up my alley with these wonderful party treats! SO festive and creative - love them all - super designs here!