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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

... New Stamps for May 2012!

Good evening (or early morning, sorry Australia and Malaysia!) and welcome to the May release at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Here is a quick checklist to make sure you have seen everything, this is a long post:

1) scroll back to the previous post to see if you won one of the prizes from our comment competition.

2) Waltz along the DT link list to see more samples made with today's sets, commenting as you go.

3) See the 3 new sets here on this post

4) See the new button twines at the end of this post.

5) Note the free shipping on orders over £50 GBP is still on, for everywhere.


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

There is 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! Be sure to visit all of the DT ladies and Don't forget to comment, there's a prize!

Commenting Prize

You have until May 11th 11:59 PM, 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern.
to comment on as many of the Design Team blogs as possible because a winner will be selected at that time from one of the Design Team members’ blogs to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set of choice. The winner will be announced on the 12th May here on my blog.

Below is a link list of your dance partners for our Release Day waltz!
Remember - FREE standard shipping for orders over £50 to Everywhere, yes, you're included! (approx $80.94 USD, $80.47 CAD, $79.36 AUD, €62.00 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 here in Northern Ireland. Please note our free standard shipping offer does not include tracking. 

And here are the New goodies for May

Please note ladies that I have slightly changed the way I display the drawings so that you can see all images at the correct angle. I used to display the sets as they were laid out on the carrier sheet, and given that I love to stuff as many stamps into a set as I can, some images appeared at odd angles or even upside down!! From now on everything will be shown right side up, so it will not always be obvious at first glance what size a set is. Please refer to the descriptions as the size is noted there.
Compact Family
Set size – 6 × 8 inches
 An essential and oft overlooked piece of stamping kit - this set of family words will appeal to both card makers and scrapbookers alike. Set in a modern font the style is soft enough for use even on vintage items and although compact, the weight of the letters gives these sentiments great 'stage presence' on any project. I have included the Initial 'M' as a separate stamp and added in the 'om' and 'um' options so that folks on both side of the Atlantic can address their maternal relations in the proper way! lso included are options for 'step' 'foster' and '-in-law'. All the major relationships are covered, and we have added many little 'by lines' that may be combined with the main words to produce charming sentiments for all sorts of family projects. My personal favourite supporting word is 'bestest' !

 The 'daughter' measures 2.25 by 7/8 of an inch. The 'a hug from your' sentiment is 2.25 inches long by just under a half inch tall. 
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.




Compact Sentiments - Part Two
Set size – 6 × 4 inches
A companion to the original Compact Sentiments, this little set features some equally punchy sentiments in the same great font. A very modern style, but the graceful curves ensure that this will also work well on your vintage creations, see our samples for great inspiration with this set! Eleven more compact sentiments and one exclamation mark!

'You're the bee's knees' is a little over 2.5 inches by 0.75 inches tall, the 'Hello' stamp is approx 1.75 by 0.75 inches.  
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


Half Pint Heroines
Set size – 6 × 8 inches
Finally a sister set for the guys in Half Pint Heroes! Pick your heroine from the assorted half dozen 'heads' on offer and place her in the setting of your choice, in a hot air balloon, on her own shoulders, or on the back of her very own elephant buddy! Finish off your card with any one or an assortment of the 15 sentiments included in the set. Focusing on encouragement, there are a number of sentiments that work well in combination on the front and inside of the card. Various supporting images such as clouds and birds finish the set, a total of 28 stamps! A girly set - drawn in a simple childlike style, but eminently suitable for both newly minted and vintage gals alike. Paper piece, colour or just simply stamp, all sorts of treatments suit this set.

 The hot air balloon measures just over 4 inches by 2.25 inches at the widest points. The 'Aim high kid' sentiment is 1.75 inches long by just over a quarter inch tall. 
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


Button Twines

Been looking all over for a nice rustic twine, finally found it and I can now offer it in 3 colours - Cream, Natural and Brown. Super for threading through buttons of course, a nice twine is good for general all round homeliness on all sorts of projects. We have it in 10m lengths as pictured. (Button not included)

 Cream

 
Natural

 Brown


Cream, Natural and Brown together for comparison.





40 comments:

  1. ok- LOVE LOVE LOVE Compact sentiments! and the family ones!! swoon!

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  2. Amazing sets - I adore the heroines. Also love that new twine! Me likey! Am loving the new photo of yourself on your sidebar too. All in all, I love the entire release!

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  3. What a great hop, and what a fun, fun, release. Loving it all!

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  4. Thanks for the great hop. I certainly enjoyed myself and I love the new stamps and twine.

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  5. Brava! What a charming release! You are such a class act. Not half talented either.

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  6. I have just come from waltzing and it was incredible! I love how each of the DT created with these sets! I love the Compact Family and Compact Sentiments the best!

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  7. Love the new sets. Another fantastic Blog Waltz from the DT.

    Many thanks for the inspirations.

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  8. Great stamp sets, I love the compact sentiments #2, they're sweet and original! x

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  9. Love the sidebar pic!! the compact font is brilliant!!

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  10. Hi Claire, this new release is perfect as always; never a disappointment! Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us, even when you still have your home responsibilities! Kx

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  11. I'm really enjoying all these new goodies. The button twine is right up there at the top of my list.

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  12. I have just completed waltzing with everyone. I couldn't leave a comment on Lynn's site, so I will comment here. All three of her cards made me smile. I especially loved the card with the umbellas. Sooo stinking cute!

    These three new sets are simply divine. I think I like the Half Pint Heroines best.

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  13. Beautiful new sets, Claire!!

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  14. I love all of the new goodies, especially the Compact Sentiments - Part Two.

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  15. Oh Clare ... So gorgeous. Love them all but will HAVE to get the heroines. They are adorable!

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  16. All soooo tempting! Love the twine!

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  17. The shipping is great..and that is not even the best of the lot.

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  18. Your Design Team have done you proud! Mind you, they have had some great stamps to work with. All the new sets and button twine seemed to accidentally jump into my basket earlier, so I shall have to see what I can do with them too!

    Lynn Wild

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  19. Awesome sets. You create the best sentiments an interchangeable words! I'll never be without.

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  20. Fabulous release and blog hop!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. Great hop. Love the new products.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Finally, hero found his heroines.
    Love the new sentiments. So many possibilities can be done with the sets.

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  23. What a fantastic release, Claire! I LOVE the new sets--wonderful sentiments and I adore the Heroine images! Can't wait to play with them. Thanks so much for everything. There has been so much inspiration from you and all the design team!!

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  24. Fabulous waltz! Fun to visit all the blogs and see the new designs! Delighted to see the twine too... yum!
    DeniseB

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  25. Love the font, love the hand drawn look of the half pint heros. Great release!

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  26. LOVE the stamps and button twine..super colors..Claire I will order with the next release oke?
    Did you get my Thank you card?

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  27. off to hop, great release

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  28. Oh cool! Your new release is just the best, Claire! I'm totally in looooove with the heroines!!! Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for designing these ladies!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  29. I love the new stamp sets Claire!

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  30. These are fabulous!
    I was wondering if you'd consider adding the Follow by Email gadget/widget to your sidebar (different from your newsletter subscription). It makes following these releases so much easier for me!
    Thanks!

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  31. a GREAT mini release. I can't wait to play with the stamps.

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  32. Fabulous hop!! These new sets are all amazing! I "need" the compact family set. Love it!!!

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  33. Claire - I just love the compact sentiments - there are endless possibilities here! And I'm so pleased to see the Heroines - I can't wait to make some cards for Kathryn!

    BTW - I really like the watermark stamps on the DT cards - great work!

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  34. love all these new sets, can't pick a favourite, all soooo good! Hugs from Chicago xo

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  35. Love these new sets and the twine, especially the sentiments!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!