Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday Waltz

Do ya wanna dance? ERRRR...WALTZ?
Do ya, Do ya, Do ya, Do ya
Wanna waltz?
I do and here are my projects to prove it!
this box idea I found on Audrey's blog just this week,
and knew I had to incorporate it into the waltz.
the theme for the July waltz is Birthday Party.
Made a card using the leftover scraps from the box.
This sketch for this card is from the newest Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge

For more inspiration from all the Waltzingmouse DT and the devoted followers
go check it out at the WMS forum. If you have not been there yet you will have to register, but it
only takes a moment. If you are interested in the stamps hit the store, you will enjoy all the stamps that Claire has created. From the store you can head over to the blog and see what Claire has made for the waltz.
for those of you interested in more pics of my box or how I got it together you can scroll down below the supply list.
Just one more pic before the rest of you take off and go see all the goodness the waltz has waiting.
Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: Stamps from WMS- Celtic  Heritage, Big Blooms.  All the  DP papers were pieces in the scrap drawers with the exception of the Pixie Pink card stock. Ink used was from SU and Distressed ink - Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Early Espresso, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pazzazz, Regal Rose
Dies from Spellbinders 'Nested Pennants', 'Lacey Nested Pennants', Sizzix  label dies, SU window punch, MS trio of flowers. Pear Pazzazz seam binding, pearls, Liquid Pearls, crochet  cotton thread


Here's two pics of how I got the box started--
click on the photo to see the directions, as I deviated a bit from the original box on Audrey's blog.


 




This box is easy whether you have the Pennant dies or you cut them out with scissors.
Just be sure the base is square and the base sides are the same measurement as the base of your triangle. If you are cutting out your own try Audrey's idea and start with the same size chipboard. If cereal isn't on your list you can use the stiff cardboard that comes with a pkg of paper, or desperate measures call for layering a few triangles of card stock together to get a nice sturdy box.

Here are a few more photos of the box where you can see the different ways I did each side.
I Stamped the claddogh  and cut out the heart and crown only.
For this side I stamped the smallest of the 'Big Blooms' three times and cut each one smaller than the last. remember you can click on each photo for enlarging.


The liquid pearls, on the frame on the left, were a disappointment. they looked so nice and then once they dried they looked a bit disheveled. (Two of them were messed up due to crafter errors.) 

Here on this last side there is not a WMS stamp, but the tag certainly is from the 'Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums'. The sentiment is from two stamps from Celtic Heritage. I stamped the leaf in Pink Pirouette then rocked it a bit in Regal Rose, came back with the co-ordinating outline stamp and used Pear Pazzazz. the little tag is a Sizzix Sizzlit and was in a set with three other small plates. that tag came on the same plate as the label that I used for hinges on the base of the box.
After I shot this pic I added the very small bird to the tag and you can see it (the bird) at the very top of this post.
 That's all folks. Happy Waltzing and thank you for spending your quality time here.

30 comments:

Pauline said...

Joanne, these are absolutely gorgeous!! A wonderful mix of these stamps, and I love the colour scheme, fantastic!

Debgem said...

Joanne - you rock!! Just love the card and gift box - so pretty and the colours are lovely. I love this set (but don't use it enough) and you've shown it off beautifully!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Joanne - this is a wonderful gift set. Such creative design elements done with your amazing elegant touch!

Claire Brennan said...

JOANNE!!!!!! I'm absolutely jumping with excitement, this is unbelievable!!!!!!! I am serious, I am blown away! You really, really pushed the boat out here and I so appreciate it. Your colours are yummy together, and all of the lovely little details, och I'm just lapping it up as we say here! The leaf tag is gorgeous and each of the little details on the windows of your box, the flowers, the birds, och it's a dream! Beautiful, beautiful, it's a stand out creation Joanne, hugs to you for waltzing along with us so beautifully!

Cyndie said...

Oh, wow! What an awesome project! I just love those colors, and the triangle box is brilliant! Love all the pretty details, too!

Lee said...

Love that gift box and matching card. Beautifully done.

I'm Renee said...

Stunningly gorgeous!
Love pink and green...
such a fabby color combo...
you had me there!
But that fabulous box...
and then the card!!
Stunning!

Karen B. said...

What a stunner! Love the project itself and the leaf tag!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Those two are simply stunning creations...a great job on the box...hope to be able to get one to look as good as yours but I doubt it. Congratulations!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Joanne! I'm so tickled you were inspired by my box creation. I absolutely adore how yours turned out! Your extra layered details on each side are just gorgeous. I love those colors and the ribbon, and the tag is fabulous. Love the leaf shape. And what a stunning card. These are truly amazing. :)

Lawren said...

Beautiful. I love your box, it turned out so pretty.

lydiawalker said...

this is just tooo beatiful xxx

Julia Aston said...

Wow Joanne! very impressive birthday creations today! love that triangle box and all the lovely stampings on it! The colors are so pretty!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just beautiful, your box is just amazing! Thanks for including the directions!

Chris L.

snowbear said...

Your card and giftbox are gorgeous!!

Charmaine Stack said...

I enjoyed seeing your box and the beautiful card made with this week's sketch. I loved the way you coloured everything. So soft and pretty.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly joanne! these are gorgeous! wow!!!

thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. the water paper is just that "water" looking and that shimmer is in the print itself. if DOES look inviting doesn't it!

hugs :)

Cassie_lu said...

sweet little gift set

Helen said...

Wow, these projects are so pretty and the box in particular is amazing. Beautiful choice of colours too x

Jeanne J said...

Joanne, This is really fabulous! I love the colors, and how the box and the card go together. I really like all the details - you can really tell your heart was in this one!! Beautiful!!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, this is very impressive. I love all the details and the beautiful color scheme. Wonderful!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your box and card are just simply stunning!! I LOVE all your fabulous intricate details!!

Nancy said...

Wow...you definitely think out of the box.
This birthday set is absolutely gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Wow, the box and card are just wonderful! I don't even know where to begin! The color choice is perfect and the box you created with the banner dies is just awesome!

Helen L said...

WOW! These are amazing!!! So pretty: I love the colors and all the embellishments!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore this! Great color choice and all of the details you added to your box and card are super!! Well done, Joanne!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabby creations!

Ali x

Jen said...

Holy smokes! Your first project is out of this world cool. Thanks for the pics or selse I'd be scratching my head having a real "How'd she do that?" moment. The card is also lovely. Nifty take on the sketch Talented One.

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining us this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! : )

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOw- I LOVE this beautiful project- the colors are amazing and your project is fabulous! Thanks for the visuals on how to create it- into my favorites (hahaha I know how to find you)!

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