Friday, 4 December 2009

...December 09 release post 2 and NEWS!

If you're just joining me I'm releasing two new clear photopolymer stamp sets at some point this evening or in the morning! lol! Hopefully tonight - I have a bit of catching up to do - who knew the dentists appointment yesterday would go so!

Todays first sample shows the label from Little Box Labels used to dress up a fun little canister I picked up on holiday last year - it was full of apple caramels Yum and it's been waiting to be gussied up and passed on - I'll fill it with goodies and give it as a gift!

I stamped the label image in red and added the 'from my Kitchen' sentiment in dark brown. I stamped a dinky little jug and utensil image, also from the set in the circular space. This little image looks good coloured up too! Just check out what Julia did with it here!

Once I had cut out my label with the corresponding labels 5 die from Spellbinders, I matted it onto another piece of brown cardstock. See what Anya did with the label image here!
The background red card was stamped simply with the herringbone border stamp, also Little Box Labels, about 3/4 of the way up - I like how the end of the stamp makes a zigzag around the tin.

The red and white checkerboard belly band was made using the Off Beat Background set, already instore here. I love the slightly retro feel it gives the tin.

A little ribbon and a button to finish!

The next item I want to show you is a plain pre-made card box repurposed to house ribbon! I don't have vast quantities of ribbon and I would love a row of these along my dresser (hutch in US?).

I cut holes in my stamped and die cut label using a small Spellbinders circle die and a little anywhere hole punch. I laid this in position on top of my box lid and marked the position with a pencil, I then cut holes slightly larger than the pencil line so's the cut edge wouldn't be visible.

I glued on some patterned paper (cosmo cricket boyfriend collection) and cut the paper away from the holes.

I think this makes a tidy storage solution. I also want to make up some button boxes and put the buttons in the circular space on the labels! What do you think?

Last up is a wee slider box. I'm working on a template for this and yesterday's boxes, I will make them available in the next day or two.

This makes a simple but cute presentation idea for these little apple tree decorations, just right for teachers gifts! lol, I cut a hole in the box using the labels 5 Spellbinders die. I cut my hole over the fold, just to add a little interest.

I had some clear acetate in there but it wasn't behaving nicely in front of my camera, but you get the idea.

Popped on an itty bitty label made using a frame stamp from the Very Vintage Labels No.5 set also being released soon as I can! lol

I haven't even scratched the surface with that set yet!!

And now on to some big news!

I am excited to tell you that we have two new Design Team members this month. Huge welcome to:

Jennifer Holmes
Lisa Hjulberg

Both ladies I am in awe of - and I'm sure you will be too! I am so very lucky that all my DT ladies are lovely people as well as being fantastic crafters, I feel like I'm making buddies!!

Over the next week or so I'll be posting links to these and all the other design team folks who have projects featuring the stamps from this release so's you can soak up more inspiration and ideas for these two sets!

Helping me out today are Julia and Anya - don't forget to pop over for a peep!

And check back later - I have a competition winner to pick and hopefully open the doors to the new stamp sets!

hope they tickle!


  1. Oh my heck -- Claire, these are just the MOST AWESOME samples; you are so talented!!! Your sets are just so thoughtfully planned to make the best use of what we all love/have/want in Nesties -- LOVE to stretch their uses!

  2. Holy Cow Claire, What great Idea's you have. Your so talented. I was at the point of having paper block but you fixed it. Thanks!!!!!!!
    Your so smart !!.

  3. Got my 'newsletter' ok, and added you to my contacts. Thanks Claire.
    Oh, and the new stamps are looking good too!

  4. More amazing creations!! Looks like a fun release Claire!!:)d

  5. What wonderful samples and designs Claire! I love your canister, and your ribbon box, AND your ornament box - how very clever of you to cut the opening on the fold - the Labels Five is one of the Nesties I don't have (gasp!) and I can see that I just have to go out and get it now with these lovely stamps available!!!!

  6. As usual Claire you have left my jaw on the floor at these awesome projects. You ROCK!

    Congratulations to your new DT members - they both are fantastic artists and I'm really looking forward to their projects using Waltzingmouse Stamps. BTW...the Christmas card you sent me last year is proudly displayed (framed of course) in a place of honor. It's just as beautiful now as when you sent it to me.

    Hugs to you!

  7. FANTASTIC!! CHARMING!! CREATIVE!! I could go on and on, but people might not like all my yelling. *grin* You are amazingly talented Claire!! Love your samples, love the peek of the new sets too!!

  8. Wonderful samples Claire! I love the herringbone pattern on the label. Also, I love that you have a MUM stamp, as I live in the
    States and everything over here is 'mom', so now I will be able to make my mum a card with mum on it, lol! I don't have the nestie 5 set yet, but it looks like I need to get it now! Thanks for enabling!! Looking forward to seeing the sets in full!

  9. I am loving these new stamps more and more. That ornament box is adorable - I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Your new design team members are very talented, too!

  10. I've added the new releases to my wish list for Santa -- I absolutely love this Nestabilities labels set, and I'm so happy that you've added your special talents to the mix of uses for it!

  11. WOW the projects are amaZING and so inspiring. Love the colors and love how you used the stamps. Thanks for this inspiring MOJO!

  12. Fantastic creations. I'm loving your stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Wonderful projects Claire! That little canister stamp is adorable. Congratulations to your new DT memebers! That's so exciting!!!

  14. Just popping in to say I, too, got my e-mail's late and I'm off to bed....see you tomorrow ...sometime.....also want to say that I was networking for you tonight with my former work colleagues who have young sending them your web site on girl can't wait to see the secret set so hope that brings more business for you in the days ahead.

  15. First of all, you are too clever!!! I've really got to come out of my comfort zone and try some boxes and such.

    Second, thanks for the big announcement... not to mention the honor and privilege to represent your awesome stamps! We'll have some fun, that's for sure. I can't wait until I can sample the new labels set for you... just as soon as the Pony Express arrives at my door.



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