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Sunday, 1 May 2011

...Welcome to the May 2011 release! New Stamps!

ED- well, we got off to a false start with the cuppie love templates -a tiny piece of info was missing from the template - but I have fixed it and folks who purchased will automatically receive an updated link to where they can get the corrected copy - my apologies for the inconvenience!!!

Good evening (or early morning, sorry Australia!) and welcome to the May release at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

We design and produce clear stamps made from the best quality photopolymer (that's the good stuff) and today we are releasing 5 new sets!!! If you are new to us, Welcome! We hope you find lots to inspire you!

We have a Design Team Blog Waltz happening right now where you can see some gorgeous examples of what you can do with the new stamps shown below, and we've been previewing for several days already so it's worth a scroll back to see what's new!

Below is a link list of your dance partners for our waltz!
Don't forget to leave comments on the DT posts as you pass by, we will draw a winner from an undisclosed DT member blog! The winner will receive a free stamp set! Now, off you pop! Just don't forget to come back and see the new goodies!



Store Information for the May release

Remember - FREE shipping for orders over £50 to Everywhere, yes, you're included! (approx $83.50 USD, $78.85 CAD, $76.13 AUD, €56.39 Euros, rate subject to change) and if you don't need £50 GBP worth of stamps today you might be interested to know that shipping one set to US costs around $4.50 USD. We ship our stamps out from our company base in Northern Ireland.

Please note that for this release, orders will begin to ship on Tuesday morning. Monday is a bank holiday here and there is no Postal service.

Orders containing the following sets: Say it Loud and Gingham and Co will begin shipping later in the week - the delivery of these sets to me has been delayed and rather than cancel the release of these sets I have decided to go ahead and release them and just make folks aware that the shipping on these will begin later in the week. This is not likely to have much impact as release time is usually busy and the normal 24-48 hour turnaround is slowed down to 3-4 days anyhow. Hope that's ok with y'all!

Shipping notices for orders placed at release times will go out after all packing and shipping is done!! My priority is to get the stamps out ASAP during release times and it could be that your shipping note may be delayed by up to 4-5 days!! So my apologies in advance if your stamps arrive before the shipping notice...You should receive an automatic order confirmation email from the store immediately upon ordering, so you will know that we have received your order. If you don't get an order confirmation email, please check your spam filter. If it's not in there, do pop me an email on claire.brennan1@ntlworld.com

Backordering: our store is set to allow folks to order backordered items. The upside is that orders containing backordered items will be fulfilled first when replenishment stock reaches the store, the downside is that orders containing backordered items will be held until we have all items in stock and ready to ship. However, we have a facility on the store that allows you to see if the item you want is in stock, so that you can decide whether to include that item in your order.

And here are the New goodies for May!!

Dainty Doilies - Large set 


Ahhhh Doilies...I just want to stamp a few hundred of them and roll around in them...lol...

This is the easy doily set - the one you want if you're not into 'footering' around trying to line things up much. 12 Doily stamps that can be used in many combinations, together with a gorgeous complete medallion Doily for those moments when you just don't have time for anything else!! Heavily detailed designs, these are - I'm hoping - very different from the doily designs that are 'out there' already. Several of the designs work with existing Spellbinder die templates - the Big Scalloped Circles LG. This enables them to be trimmed out easily and prettily to make instant doilies. A couple of the smaller doily centres/motifs will work with 1 inch circle punches.

I do love to stuff as much value into each set as I can and there is a pretty little doily corner stamp that may be stamped 4 times in a circle if you wish to give another complete doily option, but it is simply lined up - that is the beauty of clear stamps!
Largest Doily Stamp measures 3 and 7/8 inches in diameter. the "you're so sweet sentiment measures just under 2 and 1/4 inches long. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



A complement to our larger Doily set, this little Doily set is the one for you if you DO LIKE to footer and line up stamps!!! It's a tiny little set, but I have designed the stamps so that it is possible to get at least 3 good sized doilies from it each measuring around 3 and 3/4 inches in diameter. It features half doilies - use them as they are on the edge of a card or stamp them twice to get a full doily each time.
The smallest of the doily halves has another add-on piece - thanks to Kate on our DT, we're calling it the Tiara stamp! - it may be stamped around the edge of the smaller doily to create a stunning border - if you find that your eyes are closing in together while you try to do this, you have only to download our free Tiara Doily guide, available here in the freebies section of our store and all will become ease and fun! Promise!


More original designs, linear and sharp and a beautiful large tatted doily, ever expandable with the accompanying tatted motif, there are many possibilities here to explore on that wet afternoon when you just want to stamp something.


The large tatted doily fits beautifully into the largest of the Spellbinder die templates in the the Big Scalloped Circles LG set.

The large tatted half doily stamp measures 3 and 3/4 inches by 2 inches at the widest points. The small tatted motif measures 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch at the widest points. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.




Join Us is a novel set - it is an invitation set with a difference. A quaint mixture of formal and casual. It lends itself perfectly to CAS cards like those above. A whopping 32 sentiment stamps and 8 motif stamps, this is one of those sets that I will get lots of mileage from.

In this set, you will see that there are options for formal invitations, partnered with casual 'follow ups' - the example below shows what I mean - "Join Us for Christmas - you'd be most welcome."

I felt that this approach combined the significance of the occasion with a soft friendly encouragement to attend. It feels like something I would say when I especially wanted someone to accept an invitation.
Large scroll Stamp measures  2 and 1/2 inches in length by 5/8 inches deep. The hand written style thank you stamp measures 2 and 3/4 inches in length by 3/4 inches deep. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Gingham & Co. - please note these will become available for shipping later in the week, see above.

Huge Big stamps - seriously - you might need new blocks for these...and you absolutely WILL need to use the mouse mat tip - you know, where you place a mouse mat underneath your stamping card/paper - t is essential for getting great impressions from all large stamps - see here for a little tut with pics - scroll down to where it says "getting a good impression".

 Also - as will all large clear stamps from all manufacturers, do be careful when you peel these off the sheet for the first time - this is when they are especially sticky and you don't want to rip them off too quick and risk detaching the substrate.


I wanted gingham - I wanted it in 3 sizes - there is not a project I make that could not use a little touch of gingham somewhere! Our gingham design is based on our original, and may I say 'groundbreaking' plaid making stamps, here and here. They will work in perfect harmony as a complement to those if you already have them.

Ideal as background building stamps these are oversized so that you can stamp an image the entire length of a standard card without having to realign. Realignment is also super easy if you want to cover the entire card base with pattern.

The &Co part of this set is the huge reverse polka dot set - it may be used to create a background pattern, but a lot of the time I will be using this to stamp a little polka pattern that I can then go and punch circles from, or cut leaves out of - it's like having your own personal patterned paper maker - any colour of polka dot pattern that you wish!


Smallest Gingham Stamp measures just under 5 and 3/4 inches in length by 1 and 5/8 inches wide. The reverse polka dot stamp measures just under 5 and 3/4 inches in length by just under 2 and 1/4 inches wide.
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


Say it Loud. please note these will become available for shipping later in the week, see above.





Big words - gorgeous font - refreshing sentiment combinations - my favourite is "Celebrate - like you mean it" LOL!! I have been meaning to get around to this set for soo long and it's finally here and I'm in stampy heaven!

The scale of these larger sentiments is such that they will create instant drama on your cards or indeed scrapbook pages. A  veritable plethora of interchangeable supporting sentiments mean that you can say exactly what you want to every time!


'take care' Stamp measures just over 3 and 1/2 inches in length by 3/4 inches deep. The "my friend" sentiment measures just over 3/4 inches long by just under 1/4 inch height. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2011 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


Cuppie Love Template PDF


This is a downloadable PDF file of the Cuppie Love cupcake gift box. Please note this is a cupcake styled box and is not designed to hold actual cupcakes, although certain cupcakes might fit inside, those with high frosting definitely will not. This download will provide templates that you can cut out by hand with craft knife. SVG files are not available for this template at present. An SVG version may become available at a later date.

Please note that this is a digital product for you to download to your computer and as such it cannot be shipped. You will receive and email containing a link, clicking on the link will enable you to download the template. You will have 3 chances to download your template, and after that the link will expire, so be sure to save it directly to your computer desktop BEFORE you try to open it or it won't work. Also, if it is saved to your computer desktop you can then have unlimited access to the template whenever you need to use it.


Hope something tickles!!

58 comments:

  1. OMG I'm hyperventilating! you have excelled yourself again claire. Love Love Love these sets.

    Ali x

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  2. HOLY cow, going for broke! These are amazing images, Claire!

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  3. Wow! This release exceeds the high expectations we had for it--just like always! I don't know how you keep doing it!

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  4. Awesome. I love the Say it Loud & Gingham sets...I will definitely be buying those! I love that the doily sets work with existing circle dies (thanks Claire & Belinda!).

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  5. wOW!~ LOVE all of these!

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  6. Loved the hop and adore the stamps especially the Say it loud set :)

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  7. What a Great release this is... Very exciting!
    Thanks for this chance to win!

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  8. Love this release - the doileys are awesome!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  9. What a fabulous Waltz! Lynn told me I had to go buy stamps :D would be so rude not too :D

    Thank you to yourself and your talented team for wonderful inspiration.

    Can't wait for my stamps to arrive now

    Ali x

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  10. Fabulous sets, oh I just dont know which to get first!! Love them all!

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  11. This was worth the wait! Congratulations on a great release for May Claire - delightful sets and great creations by the DT.

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  12. these stamp sets look amazing

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  13. These are sooo lovely, Claire! I totally love Say it loud especially! Great font, love the curls!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  14. Great release, Claire!!!! Love those doilies and the gingham!!!!

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  15. Oh Claire! you have outdone yourself! These are fabulous! i love the doilies and the gingham and the sentiments and... well you get the picture! They are all amazing and I want them all! Thanks for these lovely new stamps!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  16. What a great release---this is really going to hurt my wallet

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  17. Want them all!!!! LOL!!! Too much enabling! Way too many inspirational creations by all your DT over the past few days - all simply STUNNING.

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  18. wonderful new stamp sets. I hope i've sae enough pennies to collect all the goodies you've created for us.

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  19. I will be popping over later to order mine as Ali said "it would be rude not to" LOL.

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  20. Say it loud is FABULOUS! love the doilies as well!

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  21. Amazing hop.These are all must have sets...I was hoping to play in the challenges to win as I dont have any WM stamps...but the rules have changed...so this is a great opportunity to win some. Thanks for giving a chance.

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  22. Very cool sets, Claire! I love your take on these types of sets and some will be going on my wish list. :)

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  23. These are beautiful...love the doilies and checked backgrounds especially. I enjoyed the "hop" and all the creative samples.

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  24. donna calamari1 May 2011 at 22:34

    A fabulous release. CONGRATS!!!

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  25. Fabulous stamp sets in this release as shown by your talented DT! Loved their inspiring creations showcasing these beautiful stamps and wonderful sentiments! I think your doilies are a hit!!!

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  26. Great release Claire! All these new stamps are just fabulous! Your attention to detail is amazing - it sets your stamps apart from the pack. Thanks so much!

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  27. Not sure how you keep coming up with these fabulous sets Claire.....but don't stop......Nobody comes close!
    Gingham...yum, Fab sentiments, and those doilies are to die for!! (pardon the pun) Congratulation on another Fabulous Release!

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  28. You've done it again, Claire, these stamp sets are simply PERFECT and I love them all!

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  29. Claire,
    Great blog hop!! I really enjoyed seeing what everyone is up to and all the possiblities for the new stamps (I just placed my order!) You really have a tallented group of ladies backing you up!
    The stamp sets are great!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  30. Claire, You've outdone yourself again!! I don't know how you think up and create such loveliness, but you sure are brilliant!! the many days of the hop have been fun, and your DT excels!! The Say it Loud set is just what I've been wanting, the Gingham and co. is to die for, and the doilies: like you said, I'd love to roll around in them!! (I had a stitchery class in College and learned to tat, and I love that some of the doilies are tatted!! Too lovely!) So like one of the other ladies said, my wallet is going to hate you:-)
    Congrats on a job FANTASTICALLY done!

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  31. What great stamp sets in this release! Love them.

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  32. What beautiful stamp sets in this release! All of the designers have showcased a lot of talent and inspiration using these new sets! Love them!

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  33. Fabulous hop! I love the new sets you've released this month!

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  34. Claire you're just amazing!! happy anniversary! I can't even believe it's been 2 years - how things have changed for you in that time right??! Congrats on all your successes - you totally deserve it!! LOVE LOVE the designs here - seriously beautiful! So many things on the wish list :)

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  35. Just loving those doily stamps :)

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  36. Amazing waltz! Cannot wait to play with these stamps! Love them all! Thanks again Claire! You're awesome!

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  37. Loving those cupcakes, great paper crafting! And the doily sets are so elegant and dainty!

    -rwk

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  38. Fantastic sets! Especially the Dainty Doilies!

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  39. Wow wonderful stamp sets! Especially the doilie set!

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  40. Great release and the blog hop was wonderful!

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  41. Beautiful cards and stamps! I love Waltzingmouse.

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  42. Love the dainty doilies and the the cuppie love. I can just see the little ice cream cones dressing a birthday table.

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  43. Love the doilies. Great hop.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Fantastic release, Claire. Love all the sets :)

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  45. Brilliant release, Claire! I just love what you've done and can't wait to get new stamps! Happy mail day coming soon! :)

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  46. I wanted to go through the hop and then leave a comment for you and glad I did! What an amazing release and the gals did a superb job showcasing them all! The Say It Loud is definately one you should be prioud of! I can see why you've been anxious to get it out here!

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  47. Love the doily sets!!! Thanks for the hop! (Lynn sent me...LOL)!
    Jan Castle
    castle77@comcast.net

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  48. great blog hop and some fabby DT work. Love the stamps this month and the cupcake template is supper cute. Great work look forward to seeing what you have come up in the future

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  49. OMG!! So many beautiful NEW things to look at... LOVE them all!!
    I'm off to the HOP<<<<<<<

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  50. Hi Claire

    All the new sets look great and you have done a great job with these new sets. I still think about which ones I like most, but it's hard to tell. I guess my favourites are ... all of them.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  51. Hi Claire

    Now I just come from Lynn's blog who sent me here. So perhaps I was too fast with my first comment *oops*.

    Once again I want to tell you that you have made 5 wonderful sets and they are all really very beautiful and can so well be combined together.

    The Blog Waltz was great fun!

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  52. I will be ordering the Say It Loud set as soon as I finish the hop!
    Love them all but one at a time...

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  53. Your new sets of stamps are gorgeous, as all your stamps are!
    Love the work the DT girls made with them.
    Hugs José

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  54. OMG, WOW, I am stunned and breathless because I love what I saw on my way through all the DT blogs.
    What a wonderful release!! Great, great, great :-)
    XX Kathi

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  55. Wow, such awesome rubbery goodness!

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  56. these sets are so very trendy and unique at the same time!!! how I wish my bank account could support it all! Bravo Claire,I'm sure you'll do VERY WELL with these new sets!!!

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