Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Blog Waltz

Friday, August 24, 2012


You should have arrived here from the talented Becca's blog, if you missed anyone you can go back to the start to Claire's blog. I love the excitement of Waltzingmouse Stamps release day and today (at 7:00pm GMT) 9 fabulous stamp sets are being released - Vintage Garden Produce, Vintage Garden Flowers, Vintage Seed Packet, Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds, Camellia, Opera Tags, Little Lanterns, Bright SeasonLight of the World Sentiments AND the very first set of WMS dies made by Spellbinders - Opera Tags. Yes, I love them all! SO, on to my project. It's not a card, it's an expandable seed packet folder!


For my project I used Vintage Garden ProduceVintage Garden FlowersVintage Seed Packet and Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds. On the cover I used Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds and colored with Distress Markers, layered onto a die cut Romantic Rectangle from Spellbinders (trimmed to fit the seed packet).


My project is based on the Mini Accordion File Folder by Maria Bell at Scor-Pal, I modified the sizes and used a twine tie closure at the back instead. Nifty little folder!


The folders are made from ordinary brown envelopes. I pierced two holes at the top of the covers to thread the twine through for closure at the back.


On the inside of the front and back cover I stamped the beautiful botanical illustrations from Vintage Garden Produce and Vintage Garden Flowers in black and distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.


I stamped the top of each folder according to category, flower or vegetable seeds.


For the seed packets I stamped some Mini Manilla envelopes (3 7/8"x 2 1/2"). I wanted to make them universal so I could gather and store all the different seed from my own garden, so I decided to stamp some of the lovely text and other details on the front of the seed packet. 


I hope you're enjoying the hop, next up is the lovely Kelly. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog in the hop to be in with a chance of winning a stamp set of your choice. You have until August 26th 11:59PM GMT to leave your comments! Enjoy the release, I hope you have your wish lists ready!!

66 comments

  1. Oh my goodness Clare this is just beautiful ;)

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  2. This is gorgeous Clare, what a fabulous gift!

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  3. Love this! What a great little seed mini, so so cute, and loving the trim you chose. With the black it's so elegant!

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  4. What a neat project! Love thefilefolder construction and you've decorated it beautifully!

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  5. A gorgeous project, it is so pretty and I just love these new stamps.

    Liza x

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  6. Clare your project is fab! Thanks for the inspiration on those seed packets - hope my stamps arrive soon.

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  7. Oh my, oh my! I love this accordion template! It's so perfect with the seed packets, Clare! I would hardly want to open the packs because the whole thing together is so gorgeous. Love the dramatic color scheme of the black and kraft!

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  8. What a beautiful project! I am looking forward to getting my new stamps and dies even more now!

    Lynn Wild

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  9. Oh Clare this is so beautiful. Gives me lots of ideas - thanks!

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  10. The seed packets are just so lovely- right up my street!

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  11. This hop is amazing! Love your little seed packet acordian file! SO cute~

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  12. A wonderful project and it turned out so lovely! I was just thinking that I should make a few envelopes to save some of my own seeds this year. It is so fun to plant them in the bare spots in the spring especially if something doesn't make it through the winter...

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  13. What a lovely file to keep your seed envelopes in Clare - love the colors and stampings!

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  14. Wow your project is amazing - I love it!

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  15. Clare your expandable seed packet holder done with the black base really sets off the vintage stamps. It is so very lovely! I want one. I too love to keep my seeds and always have people wanting seeds for some of my flowers.It's so perfect for a gift. The file folder is genius. What you did with it though, is pure Artistic Genius!! Love Love Love it!!!

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  16. This is so beautiful, I would have to put it in a special spot just to look at it every day. You knocked it out of the park Clare.

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  17. This is a lovely project. The black and kraft color scheme is perfect for this project. Everyone is hitting it out of the ball park today!

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  18. What an amazing project! Love the stunning black & tan and the accordion file is such a wonderful way to keep packets of seeds! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. What a wonderful idea, love your project, thank you for sharing it.

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  20. I absolutely adore this little seed presentation pack - the colours, the seed packs the lace on the front and the colouring - just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow Clare! Your seed packet holder is stunning & so practical. What a clever idea. You are super talented. x

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  22. This is such an amazing idea and the execution is flawless! So pretty I would be reluctant to put it on my dirty potting bench!

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  23. Clare, this is a beautifully brilliant idea and project!! I love it and pinned it for future reference. Beautiful job! Hugs, Helen L

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  24. OMGoodness Clare this is fabulous beyond words!!
    Love the file...
    so striking in black...
    but dying over the seed packets.
    What a fabulous gift for any gardener! :)

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  25. your right this is a niffy idea, and loving gift. Especially for someone who love to garden. A super gift, looks like velvet on front. Clever gal....thanks for sharing.

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! This little project is absolutely fantastic, beautiful, creative, charming...nothing short of awesome! I love it and can't wait to put my spin on a similar project thanks to your genius. Wow.

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  27. your right a niffy idea, what a beautiful loving gift. Especially for someone who gardens. the front looks like velvet, and the lace makes it gorgeous. love it, clever gal....thanks for sharing

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  28. Super adorable! What a great idea for seed saving, I just love it! Also love the cover with the black background, it makes it look so elegant!

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  29. Such a clever idea and so well made.

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  30. What can I say ... this is absolutely beautiful. What a great gift this would make for an avid gardener ... thanks for sharing.

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  31. OH my, this is fantastic Clare! What a great idea.

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  32. Beautiful and clever project! I love it!

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  33. This is so creative! Your vintage seed folder is beautiful!

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  34. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. What a great idea and fun project (so useful!). Love the images and your coloring! Love the twine enclosure (so natural in feel!)

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  36. This is amazing, Clare!! And I need it, LOL! My seed packets are thrown into an ugly plastic bag. This is gorgeous and so useful!

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  37. What a beautiful way to store your seeds from one year to the next!

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  38. I'll bet that was so much fun to make! And so pretty!

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  39. FABulous file folder!! Makes storing the seed so much fun I LOVE it :)

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  40. This has the WOW factor ALL over it! I'm a new follower and your design is exquisite! Love the black contrast.
    Also, LOVE your country...visited there 5 years ago and it's beautiful and so are the people!
    TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  41. WOW. Your project was amazing; loved everything about it-very creative. Thanks for sharing

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  42. What a pretty project Clare! Love the file full of WM goodness!

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  43. Hi Clare, Your project is amazing! I am so impressed. I love the accordion folder and of course all the contents. What a special project. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  44. I have some morning glory seeds from my mother in laws plants. What a great idea to pass on to the grands.

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  45. Wow, this has to be one of the sweetest projects I have ever seen. Just so creative and beautiful.

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  46. Wow, that is fabulous! I'm going to have to try this technique.

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  47. Wow Clare! These are simply gorgeous. What a wonderful Christmas gift idea for a keen gardener. You have certainly used the stamps to their full potential...brilliant.

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  48. Wow Clare! This is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful Christmas gift idea for a keen gardener. You have certainly used the stamps to their full potential.
    Brilliant!

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  49. I love your idea. I have heard of people who have seeds that are vintage---not even sure where I saw this.
    Also love the new picture of you and your beautiful daughter.

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  50. Wow, what a great project! Love the little accordion file- what creativity. All of the details make this a unique & lovely gift for someone (me?).

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  51. Great idea for storing seeds!!

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  52. Adorable project!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  53. Great work Clare, pretty and practical too.

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  54. How clever! A gardener would love this.

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  55. Elegant! I love the seed packet images!
    DeniseB

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  56. Very beautiful! Wonderful gift idea for a gardener!

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  57. Very vintage-y !!

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  58. I love your seed packet album. What a great job of coloring,

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  59. Your seed packet album is gorgeous! Love your work!

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