Waltzingmouse Stamp Of Approval Parade (SOAP) – Day 4

Hi there blog friends!  How about all the ideas you are getting from the Waltzingmouse Design Team for fabulously cute and quick gifties for the upcoming holiday season?  I’m astounded by what’s running out of the creative faucet – ideas I haven’t seen before.  Well, today is the last day of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade and another trinket.  Don’t you just love the smell of the holidays in the air?  When I’m in the craft store and run past one of those cinnamon brooms — Mmmmmm!  Let me linger on the candle aisle — yummy!  The other day I ran past some scrumptious potpourri that somehow made it into my bag.  I decided to make a potpourri holder that would be small enough to give as a gift and open enough to let the sweet fragrance out.  This is a little bit on the small size but holds a lot of potpourri – it’s 2.5″ wide by 2.5″ deep by 4-1/4″ tall (not counting the knob).

Did you peek inside to see how I made it.  Not very hard.  I stamped four of the tags, side by side with just a skosh of space in between them and allowed 1/2″ on the top and bottom of my stamping.  Then I went back and scored in between each of the four motifs to make the sides of the boxes.  Once scored I went back and cut the ovals with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG.   On the back side I cut four pieces of red screen which I glued down with ScorTape along the top and the bottom.  (By the way, I was so intrigued with these colored screens that I picked up several colors from my quilt store – the simple option is to pick up plastic canvas, it will work just fine).  Just to make the inside pretty (can’t you tell I’m a seamstress?) I glued down an strip of contrast paper at the top and bottom of the inside just to cover up all my ScorTape and the raw edges of the screen.

Glue then goes along the entire bottom and along one side, which is then joined to make the box.  Then I constructed a top and a bottom from my favorite box method.  With a 4-5/8″ square, I scored at 1/2″, 1″, 3-5/8″ and 4-1/8″  then turned 90 degrees and scored at the same increments again.   This makes a  strong doubled walled bottom and lid.   Here’s what the top and bottom look like before after you score and before you adhere.

My box seemed so lonely that I made a tag to along with.  I simply used the same tag stamp and cut it out with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG then cut the outside of the tag with Spellbinders Small Labels and backed the tag with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Three.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse StampsVery Vintage Christmas Stamp Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80lb Cover, Bazzill – Ruby Slippers
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Dark Red
AccessoriesSpellbinders Labels SM, Spellbinders Classic Oval LG, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Three, Seam Binding, Red Screen, Buttons, Recollections Pearls, Knob

We hope that you have enjoyed, and have been inspired, the past few days from our Stamp of Approval Parade; highlighting Claire’s lovely Christmas and holiday sets. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.  Here’s your crafty call to action!

1.  Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team
2.  CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/.
3.  At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire you be creative. You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on August 10th, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on November 11th.

It’s never too early for a little Christmas Inspiration! Be sure to peek in to see what the rest of the designers are up to!!

Fabulous Design Team Creations
1. Anya Schrier 8. Laurie Schmidlin
2. Becca Feeken 9. Lynn Mercurio
3. Clare Buswell 10.Mona Pendleton
4. Julia Aston 11.Sandie Dunne
5. Jennifer Holmes 12. Tosha Leyendekker
6. Kate Whelan 13. Claire Brennan (Owner)
7. Kelly Schirmer

By the way, thanks so much for following me over to the Spellbinders Blog yesterday.  You only have until Midnight tonight (Friday) to leave a comment on my tutorial so that you are in the running for a free die template as described in the post over there.  Click over and try your luck – here’s the link – Get the Knowledge! with Guest Designer Becca Feeken – Edgeabilities E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop.  So thankful for you wonderful readers, thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Iris FrankNovember 4, 2011 - 2:30 am

    Hi Becca! Always so beautiful! All those little details make them so special! God bless you! Iris FrankReplyCancel

  • OliwiaenNovember 4, 2011 - 2:51 am

    Wow, Becca, this is so inspiring! I’m in awe of your perfection in everything you create. Your skill in combining dies with stamps is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 4, 2011 - 2:56 am

    Oh Becca and again you´ve made such a wonderful little giftproject, and it´s so gorgeous. I love this and it looks so gorgeous. I´m sure anyone would love to get such an awesome little gift here. It´s really amazing hun.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead and take care.ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 4, 2011 - 3:37 am

    Wow Becca — I don’t know you how continually come up with such amazing projects! This pot pourri box and tag are exceptional. And you make it all seem so easy. You are an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • SandieNovember 4, 2011 - 3:40 am

    Oh wow! This is brilliant. I’m more of a vanilla gal myself.. but the smell of cinnamon does makes me hungry for churros , lol. Love the rich colour.ReplyCancel

  • EllenaElizabethNovember 4, 2011 - 3:47 am

    Once again totally inspirational and innovative work Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 4, 2011 - 3:59 am

    Just noticed that you said that projects had to be linked up by August 10th — you may want to correct that to November 10th!
    Thanks for clearing up what CASE means — I’ve been wondering for such a long, long time!ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellNovember 4, 2011 - 5:13 am

    OH fabulous! I love potpourri, very inspiring!!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineNovember 4, 2011 - 5:40 am

    I like this new presentation for potpourri. It is a clean look. To bad we cannot find those stamps in America. Have a good week end! Francine.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen - CardMonkeyNovember 4, 2011 - 5:41 am

    Where EVER do you come up with such wonderful ideas??! You are a creative genius. You inspire me! Thank you for sharing this box and your projects for WMS. I’ve gotten several as a result of your work on their design team — you’re SUCH an enabler, though I can never come close to the charming work you do!

    Ellen ? CardMonkey

  • JudyNovember 4, 2011 - 6:33 am

    Oh Becca, I absolutely LOVE your potpourri holder, it is adorable, and something that I will definitely make. I’m having some crafting friends over the Saturday after Thanksgiving and this will be a great project for all of us. Thanks for all the inspiration and all the wonderful projects that you share.ReplyCancel

  • Beth GrecoNovember 4, 2011 - 6:37 am

    Brilliant!! What a beautiful idea. Tulle or lace could also work for the openings and give a slightly softer appearance. Love the know on top! You’re so creative ~ another idea for Christmas gift giving!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerNovember 4, 2011 - 6:50 am

    Oh so COOOOL! I love that pretty red screen! What a gorgeous idea and it will smell just as delicious as it looks. The layered tag is amazing, too!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila RogersNovember 4, 2011 - 6:51 am

    I love the red screen. Where can I purchase this?ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonNovember 4, 2011 - 7:15 am

    what a great idea for your little box Becca! love the red and the knob on top – that netting is perfect for the sides! thanks for sharing how it was done!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronNovember 4, 2011 - 8:21 am

    BEAUTIFUL, Becca!! When I first saw this, I thought it was needlepoint canvas died with Distress Ink. If I can’t find these canvas squares (Joann’s is the closest thing to a quilting store we have), I may try the needlepoint canvas. It keeps me busy finding the little things you use that do not come from the crafting section of my local Joann’s, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby! Such delicious inspiration and innovation… “Thank you” seems inadequate but it is the best I can come up with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 4, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Becca it’s a fabulous box!ReplyCancel

  • Omega BrooksNovember 4, 2011 - 8:51 am

    Wow Becca, this is beautiful and what a wonderful little take along gift for the holidays. Thanks so much for this inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • EileenNovember 4, 2011 - 9:00 am

    What a lovely project.!…now why didn’t I think of doing something like that? <3
    …..because I am not nearly as clever as you are LOL This is one I will definately being doing for friends at Christmastime.
    Thank you once again Becca.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Sheila-UKNovember 4, 2011 - 9:30 am

    WOWEEE yet an another stunning creation and yet more wonderful inspiration from you Becca.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 4, 2011 - 9:40 am

    SPLENDID IDEA Becca!!!!!!!!!!! You could even do a LITTLE stitching on the canvas, still leaving the majority open for the scent to pass through!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MNovember 4, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Becca, fabulous potpourii box. While I was reading your directions I couldn’t help but think how this would look with one of those little fireless candles inside rather than the potpourii. I know they are small but 3 on a windowsill would be pretty or maybe 5 or 7 on the mantle. One of the bunch could hold the potpourri so there would be a great scent and lighted boxes too.ReplyCancel

  • Mona L PendletonNovember 4, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Gorgeous 3D project Becca! Love how you used the beautiful WM label to create your box!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaNovember 4, 2011 - 10:05 am

    This is just stunning Becca, I love the red screen.ReplyCancel

  • MeredithNovember 4, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Becca, this is amazing. Your attention to detail is just incredible! What a beautiful project.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)November 4, 2011 - 10:14 am

    Oh My GOODNESS — I sooo want to be your close, personal friend — not only to receive one of your fabulous creations like this one, but also to maybe be lucky enough to sneak into your crafty room and watch your magical hands creating something AMAZING as you always do! LOVE this and what a fabulous gift to have for this holiday season — after Christmas you could simply put the potpourri back in a plastic bag and re-use again next season — sooo very clever, Becca!!! I can just imagine your recipient thinking sweet thoughts of you every time they pass by this fabulous aromatic box!!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)November 4, 2011 - 10:21 am

    Love it, love it, love it! You are so clever, Becca. Your attention to detail is second to none and I love your choice of colours, ribbon treatment of course and everything else. Did I mention I love it?ReplyCancel

  • FernandaNovember 4, 2011 - 10:32 am

    OMG! How I would love if you made a video out of this one! I’m more of a visual type learner so I kind of got lost in your instructions-even though they do seem simple enough! lol! But yes a video would be nice! Thank youReplyCancel

  • Laura with Layers of ColorNovember 4, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Amazing project, Becca! So clever and unique! Fabulous idea and workmanship, as always!

    Praying for you daily!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn MercurioNovember 4, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Becca – this is so beautiful and such a wonderful way to package up ANY holiday item. It’s a gift in itself. You really are AMAZING. I prayed for you today asking for the peace that only God can provide. Hugs to you, my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayNovember 4, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    I clicked on your site and shouted WOW when I saw this. The projects you come up with are amazing!! A beautiful way to display Holiday PotpourriReplyCancel

  • DeirdreNovember 4, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Stunning creation – wow… love it.ReplyCancel

  • Renee LNovember 4, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    What a fabulous idea!!
    Love this box…
    and I bet it smells incredible!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferNovember 4, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Absolutely creative potpourri box. It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the directions!!ReplyCancel

  • SuziNovember 4, 2011 - 4:36 pm

    MMMmmm! I can almost smell ’em! Beautiful project, Becca! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • MNovember 4, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    How gorgeous!! Your cards/projects are so inspirational. I especially love that you incorporate Spellbinders dies!! I go weak @ the knees for those dies!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunNovember 4, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    Your projects are always outstanding. Your box is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunNovember 4, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    All your projects are outstanding. Love the box.ReplyCancel

  • Karen SteinNovember 4, 2011 - 9:47 pm

    Wow, what a great idea. Beautiful stamping too!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FrieszNovember 5, 2011 - 2:16 am

    How clever, and what a fabulous gift to receive … you inspire me !ReplyCancel

  • AnyaNovember 5, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    What a fantastically wonderful idea, Becca! I seriously love the way you think! I love the smell of those cinnamon pine cones, and something like this that not only smells wonderful but looks beautiful would be perfect around the holidays. I apologize for not stopping in here sooner.. for some reason I can’t view your blog while I’m at work (shhh!), so I needed to wait to check from home. :)ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsNovember 5, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Another fabulous festive idea! I really like this – it would make a lovely gift and the smell would be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanaNovember 7, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Such a wonderful set!

  • Theresa DendingerNovember 11, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    What a wonderful project! Love it! Thanks for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • Kay LusnakNovember 14, 2011 - 6:38 pm

    I just love the card – the stamp is beautiful! I’m going to try to do something similiar for my sister-in-law’s birthday. Thanks for my “beauty” of the day!