Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team August 2012 Blog Waltz

Delightful, that’s what it is!  There is nothing more delightful than to show up . . . cut where you’re told to cut, glue where you’re told to glue and stamp where you’re told to stamp. Then shazam – you’re done!  That’s what I did today!  All the credit goes to Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  This is exactly what my brain needed and the huge bonus is that I have the sweetest little gift to give to one of my friends with a penchant for gardening.  So, welcome to the August Blog Waltz for Waltzingmouse – this week we’ve been previewing a slew of enchanting new stamp sets and cut files (don’t let this word scare you, I’ll explain).   Here are the sets you can now see in full – here.

Vintage Garden Produce 
Vintage  Garden Flowers
Vintage Seed Packet
Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds
Opera Tags (and Opera Die Templates)
Little Lanterns
Bright Season
Light of the World Sentiments

If you jumped in the middle of our list, the best way to make your way through the hop is to start at Claire’s Blog (she has lots of news to share so you don’t want to miss beginning there) – she has the complete sequence if you get out of order or if one of the links don’t work. If you have just come here from Tosha’s blog then you are in the right place! In order complete the hop, leave a comment on as many of the Design Team Members Blogs as you can as a random name is selected from each blog and then a final winner picked from those names. A winner gets a free set of their choice of Waltzingmouse stamps. You have until August 26th at 5:59am CST to leave your comment and a winner will be selected and shown on Claire’s Blog on August 28th. Stay tuned, below I’ll tell you your next stop along the hop!!

So, for my project today (made in about an hour) I accessed the cut files that Claire designed to go along with the stamp sets.  What that means is I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out, then I stamped on them and constructed the basket according to the instructions that come alone with the files.  The basket template (which is free) was designed to work with the strawberry files we showed  over the last month.  I knew it would work well to hold the seed packets so I simply increased the size by 1 inch.  If you do not have a digital cutter, the pdf files will allow you to print out the files and cut them by hand or with an exacto knife.   The seed packet files are available this month – I’ll edit in a link when I have one.

I picked a sweet double sided paper, cardstock weight, when I cut everything out. I used my favorite My Minds Eye papers (that I hoard).  Honestly this could not have been simpler and I’m always looking for something quick and easy to give as a gift with a small card that makes me feel like I’ve made an crafty accomplishment.  Mission accomplished!  Heading into the weekend, I hope you’re able to get the satisfaction of ticking something off of your list . . . crafty or maybe not so crafty!  

Your next stop is with Clare Buswell – be prepared to ooooh and ahhhh!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Vintage Garden Produce, Vintage  Garden Flowers,
Vintage Seed Packet
Paper: My Minds Eye
Ink: Amuse – French Roast, Cranberry
Accessories: Cameo, Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ll see you soon!!!

  • Sandy in EppingAugust 24, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Your blog NEVER ceases to amaze me. and today’s entry makes me wish I could bend time and space to have these stamps on my table right now. Well done as always.ReplyCancel

  • PaulineAugust 24, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    A gorgeous box of seed packets, so pretty and what a great gift!ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellAugust 24, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    What a gorgeous gift, love the pretty floral paper, perfection, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellAugust 24, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    I just noticed your link to me actually goes to Tosh, ooops!ReplyCancel

  • linda MunsonAugust 24, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Well, that is just as cute as can be. What a precious gift.ReplyCancel

  • yvonneAugust 24, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    Wow so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam PrantnerAugust 24, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    So sweet! I love the basket and those little packets. Looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • joan curtisAugust 24, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    but…how do we MAKE the basket?ReplyCancel

  • carolenAugust 24, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    An amazing project and it could be so easily adapted to other themes! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • LizaAugust 24, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    A gorgeous project, so very pretty and a perfect gift.

    Liza xReplyCancel

  • suezieAugust 24, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    As always Becca your project is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Marie FlynnAugust 24, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Your basket and seed packets are just fab- it makes the perfect gift.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsAugust 24, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Lovely! The Cameo is moving up up up on my need to buy list! Your project is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerAugust 24, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Oh wow, pure elegance, Becca! I just love the basket in the sweet paper you chose. You gals are making it so HARD to resist the Cameo!!! I love the seed packets in PINK!! What a wonderful gift package!ReplyCancel

  • Omega BrooksAugust 24, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    What a nice gift set. I know it will be well enjoyed by your friend.
    Lovely as always.ReplyCancel

  • Kate LAugust 24, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    Love the project Tosh. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn WildAugust 24, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    What a lovely gift idea! My crafting this weekend will all involve my wedding in two weeks time – I still have to decorate the cake and make some bunting yet!

    Lynn WildReplyCancel

  • DeniceAugust 24, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    This is adorable and don’t cha just love….. shazam and you’re done. : ) God bless……DeniceReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 24, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Really cute idea and wonderful work! I love it. Hope you are having a wonderful day and will have a beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • judiAugust 24, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    What a sweet little basket to house the seed packets! Lovely idea!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda McGheeAugust 24, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Amazing Girlfriend!
    I love it…So elegant! Have a wonderfully blessed weekend! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • CyndeAugust 24, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Becca You always make the most beautiful things. (I follow your blog daily.) This gift you have made with the basket and seed packets is so very warm and cozy feeling. Just Gorgeous! Would love to receive such a gift. I’m sure any gardener would. Thing is with the change up of something else in the packets it could be adapted for so many things. Love that you paired it with the basket from last month. Perfect~~ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonAugust 24, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    I love the papers you used on your wonderful basket Becca! and the seed packs fit so nicely inside – what a beautiful project!ReplyCancel

  • Jill NorwoodAugust 24, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Beautiful project Becca! Love the MME papers you used. Someone will truly adore receiving this as a gift! Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • ClaireAugust 24, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Wow fantastic little basket!! Love the papers you used to create it too :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol E BrookerAugust 24, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    I just love your project, thank you for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • SharronAugust 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous project, Becca! Love the beautiful papers on the basket and the sweet seed packets! This would be a fabulous gift!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.August 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Got the Cameo, now I just need to learn how to use it to full capacity. Your basket is lovely. Perfect gift.ReplyCancel

  • CathyWeberAugust 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    I am speechless, and that is really saying something! This is beautiful, love the patterned paper you used and those cute seed packets. Just gorgeous Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Helen BerryAugust 24, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    So beautiful Becca! What a sweet project. Must be so much quicker with a Cameo – but it’s all the wonderful finishing touches that make it amazing!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineAugust 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Whow !
    C’est tellement joli. I love it
    Nice week end.

  • Bonnie SharpAugust 24, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    Simply fabulous Becca! I love having beautiful stamps to work with!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 24, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    HOW PRETTY Becca! :) NICE JOB!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 24, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    Wow – the basket and those seed packets are just super lovely! I am always amazed at what people with electronic cutters can create with all the files that are available! Of course not everyone can put the gorgeous spin on things that you do Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 24, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    You are absolutely right ~ what a lovely little gift idea! Love the basket and the seed packs, the paper embells, etc. etc. Then by now Becca, there is not anything that you do that I don’t love. You are absolutely my favorite designer. Have a good weekend sweetie!

  • Deborah FringsAugust 24, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    As you say – a perfect gift for someone who likes gardening! This is so pretty and feminine. Love all the little details.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa. HAugust 24, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    Hi Becca, What a fabulous gift for a gardening friend. I can think of quite a few people who would love to receive one of these & an hour seems very reasonable. I don’t know what I’d do without my silhouette. It is such a time saver. Thanks for sharing this amazing project with us. xReplyCancel

  • Caryn S.August 24, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Well if I have learned anything from following this blog it’s that the stamps and the diecuts and all the other elements don’t matter, it’s being able to put them together in a pleasing way that counts. Becca you never fail to do this! That is real talent.ReplyCancel

  • Helen LeBrettAugust 24, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    Can you say “pinning”? I LOVE that little basket!!! Great inspiration: thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaAugust 24, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    This is so precious! I love how vintage and girly it is. The seed packet cards are astonishingly beautiful! I wish I had time to hop…but I have to hop to the kitchen and get dinner going! Thanks, Becca…beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • AshaAugust 24, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    The perfect gift for a gardening buddy. Love that dinky little basketReplyCancel

  • JeanetteAugust 24, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Beautiful papers and project, love it all! :)ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 24, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Oh, how lovely!! That is a charming gift. Thank you for sharing the instructions on how to create this – you always have such great ideas !ReplyCancel

  • LisaAugust 24, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Beautiful project and a lovely gift.ReplyCancel

  • Renee LAugust 24, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    I think delightful sums this up pretty well! :)
    It’s gorgeous…
    and anyone would love to receive this beauty! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisAugust 24, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    What a delightful little basket especially with the Seed Packets inside. The paper is so delightful and sweet. Your friend will be so thrilled to receive it.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie JnsAugust 24, 2012 - 5:08 pm

    WOW! this basket is amazing. What a wonderful idea as a gift. with the seed packet too. Or candy, or note cards. beautifully done. I am afraid I don’t have the cameo cutter but do love this idea. thanks for sharing your loving gift……..hugs and blessingsReplyCancel

  • EmilyAugust 24, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Cute gift idea! Now all I need is a Cameo…yeah I don’t dream big!ReplyCancel

  • DelamaAugust 24, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Hi, I like the basket you made. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • Sherian DixonAugust 24, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    Such an adorable basket and gift. You always amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • DianalAugust 24, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    What a great project. Love the little basket too. Someone will be really happy to receive anything in that basket … jewellry, gift card, candy, note cards, … thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marlena McDeavittAugust 24, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    Wow, Becca, this is a wonderful gift!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca EdnieAugust 24, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    This basket is adorable. Gonna have to check out those cut files!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EAugust 24, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    Gorgeous project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • PollyAugust 24, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    Your adorable basket and the seed packets are just precious! You always have something special on your blog Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SAugust 24, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    this set is beautiful- love the way you used the basket- thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 24, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    waltzing along. cute basket and cards. isn’t it nice to just have an easy day. just the right gift.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthAugust 24, 2012 - 6:19 pm

    So pretty and cute xReplyCancel

  • TheresaAugust 24, 2012 - 6:51 pm

    Love this basket. So many things you can do with it.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa LaddAugust 24, 2012 - 6:52 pm

    So soft, and sweet and gorgeous! Love the basket of seed packets!ReplyCancel

  • SoniaAugust 24, 2012 - 7:03 pm

    Another great project! I love making little card sets and finding (or making) a cute holder for them is an added challenge at times, but this basket is a great option and an easy one at that- love it!ReplyCancel

  • MimiAugust 24, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    OMG that is so beautiful! I would love to be receiving that gift basket from you! You’re just truly amazing!ReplyCancel

  • KimberlyAugust 24, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Wow! Yet another gorgeous project! Can you please tell me which MME collection your paper comes from? I absolutely love and adore the little rosebuds on it! I’d love to be able to collect (hoard) this paper too!

    Thanks so much!
    Hugs :)

  • TeresaAngelinaAugust 24, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    How clever! And pretty too!ReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 24, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    Gorgeous basket & cards!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 24, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    Oh Becca, what a precious gift to give, your friend who loves to garden is going to feel so loved!!!

    As you can tell I’m in love with this project, the colors, that paper (I so understand why you horde it), the seed packages. Just all around lovely!!

    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • DaviAugust 24, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Love the little basket with the seed packs :)ReplyCancel

  • Joyce M.August 24, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    Such a stunning project. I love that basket.ReplyCancel

  • Claire SAugust 24, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    I’d LOVE to receive this…gorgeous! TFSReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna GrimsleyAugust 24, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    What an lovely set. The little basket is so sweet. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Claire SAugust 24, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Suggestion Becca…can your team please post a list of the stops on the hop so we can judge whether or not we will be able to get through the number of entries? Also, the stop after Mona, I was unable to find the next post?

  • RebekkaAugust 24, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    wow..this is just stunning. Love the design of the basket and love the design paper.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraAugust 24, 2012 - 11:09 pm

    Oh Becca, this is so beautiful. I just stared at it for a long time. Love the DP, the seed packet stamps,,,,everything! Your are so talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. HugsReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramAugust 24, 2012 - 11:12 pm

    That basket is so cute. I loved it immediately.ReplyCancel

  • Mary GutierrezAugust 24, 2012 - 11:40 pm

    What an adorable basket…too cute! Love the paper you picked outReplyCancel

  • Kim HegginsAugust 24, 2012 - 11:42 pm

    Just too cute…love that sweet little basket…just too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Donna M.August 25, 2012 - 6:40 am

    Lovely project Becca! You just make it look so easy. Anyone would love to receive this beauty. I think I’d keep the basket forever. Every time I go back & view it, I see another detail that I just love!ReplyCancel

  • Sue DAugust 25, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Such a sweet basket to go along with the seed packets!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.August 25, 2012 - 8:27 am

    Lovely seed packets and basket Becca, great that you did it in under an hour too!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterAugust 25, 2012 - 8:45 am

    oh that is gorgeous, the papers are perfect and such a lovely display to give a gift!!ReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenAugust 25, 2012 - 10:18 am

    That paper is perfect! And I love the little detail on the handle of the basket – it just adds so much elegance and oomph to the basket.ReplyCancel

  • Judy WorleyAugust 25, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    What a beautiful gift for your friend! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • CharmaineAugust 25, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Lovely basket of WMSCCC goodness, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 25, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous project! What a lovely gift!

  • MelitaAugust 25, 2012 - 1:24 pm


  • MichelleAugust 25, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    Wow! How beautiful! Awesome giveaway! I would love to win. I would have a hard time choosing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Belinda LangnerAugust 25, 2012 - 6:30 pm

    This is so awesome! Love the basket! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CAugust 26, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Fabulous !!ReplyCancel

  • Dilice BayleyAugust 26, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration you give to so many of us!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtAugust 26, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    Love your basket. My granddaughter would love for me to seat with her & do this project.ReplyCancel

  • Pat KAugust 26, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Your work is simply awesome! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 27, 2012 - 2:04 am

    WOW this is just soooo gorgeous Becca. I just love how you´ve made this little cute basket here, sooooo gorgeous. You are just making so stunning work always hun, and I love to watch it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IbergAugust 30, 2012 - 12:24 am

    Love all your cards Becca, but, like you I love tone on tone! So elegant, you are such an inspiration to so many. Thankyou.ReplyCancel