Friends of WMS Blog Waltz-Autumn/Fall 74

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 12:00 AM | , ,

Hi There! Here today for the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. Claire is challenging us all to create an Autumn/Fall themed project. One of the many things I love about the Autumn/Fall is sipping a piping hot mug of mulled spiced hot Apple cider on a crisp evening while snuggling up with my hubby :) Not only does the cider taste yummy & warm the cockles of my heart, the scent from the simmering spices lingers throughout my home. All the details are in the Waltzingmouse Forum (Playroom:Blog Waltzes), where you'll also find all the links for the waltz.


I filled a gift box with a few of my favorite findings used to make mulled spiced hot Apple cider & adorned the tin of mulling spices & cinnamon sticks with a tag to fancy things up a bit.

I mixed & matched several Waltzingmouse Stamps and Spellbinders™ die templates to create this gift ensemble. Each lil' tag was made by first making the apple embellishments (instructions below). Once the apples were made, I adhered them to a square that was stamped with an image from Text-It then using a S4-128 Classic Squares SM die template to cut/emboss a square piece which was then adhered on top of a paper doily made using a S4-295 Lacey Squares die template.
The darling tag was created by first stamping the Fall BLESSINGS sentiment from Peace and Plenty  followed by stamping a frame from Very Vintage Labels No. 5  around the sentiment then using a S4-229 Labels Five die/template to cut/emboss the tag.
Shown in the photo below are the items I used to create the apple embellishments. Here are the steps: First, stamp polka a dot background image from Off Beat Backgrounds then using the apple shaped die template from S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit to cut/emboss the apple. Ink edges and color stem using a Copic marker then stitch a lil' hand cut felt leaf in place. There you have it! So many various ways to use Claire's stamps!
I hope you enjoyed my Autumn/Fall themed project. Would love to know what you think about the apples? Would you be interested in seeing how I create some embellishments featuring BERRIES?

Thanks so much for stopping by today :) Off to Waltz along to see all the amazing Autumn/Fall themed projects featuring Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Supplies Used:
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-295 Lacey Squares, S4-128 Classic Squares SM, S4-229 Labels Five, Shapeabilites® S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit, GC-001 Grand Calibur

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74 Sweet Comments So Far:

HawaiiRenee said...

Wow, I'm first! Never happened! Your blog is so popular, I feel special to be first!
This project is absolutely amazing, Mona! Love the polka-dots and the beautiful rich colors! Stunning in every way! TFS!
Aloha,
Renee

Debbi said...

Amazing card, Amazing tag and Amazing presentation! Mona you are without a doubt incredible, girlie!

Fiona said...

Love the colours in this project! You really make these SB dies look amazing! I want them all! By the by, I too enjoy the fall/winter/snuggling time!

Heidi said...

Wow, love these colors! That apple is so special; I love the polka-dots and the beautiful distressing! Thanks for showing us how you did it! Also your photography and presentation is outstanding!

Sarah Anderson said...

Julie talks about enjoying a hot apple cider too, I've never had hot cider, but this mulled spice one sounds lovely [I'm a pear cider girl :)] Love this card and gift box - just fab

Sue W said...

So ..... my mouth is watering and I can actually smell the apple cider!!!!! What a fabulous gift box full of gorgeous goodies! Your card is perfect but then we wouldn't expect anything less from Mona!!!!! x

Antje said...

WOW - great project - love your card and how you displayed it - truly autumn! That felt leave makes such a nice detail on your card!

Joanne Gilch said...

Each and every creation inspires me to get busy making my own gifts. I love that box you used in the photo....fabulous as always!! I am still clueless on the game...LOL

Stella said...

Quote:
"I hope you enjoyed my Autumn/Fall themed project"
Wel that's un understatement:) This is to die for.....stunning!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

what an amazing set:)

Kelly S. said...

You are the queen of awesome gifts! Who wouldn't love that little cider treasure box?! Your card is amazing, love the sanded words! That dotty apple is GETTING me! Awesome job as always, Ms. Mona!

Debgem said...

This is just so yummy!! The colours, the textures - everything. Brilliant.

Karen B. said...

So very pretty, the way you put everything together is outstanding. I really like your attention to details.

BevL said...

Absolutely amazing card and gift set, Mona!

Brenda said...

Jaw dropping! Breath taking! Wow, Mona I love this card; the colors are so rich; I especially love the polka-dots in the apple and the green felt leaf! This is another of your many masterpieces! How do you do it! You are so amazing!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous project Mona! Love all the gorgeous fall colours!

Karla said...

This was a setup for a magazine shoot, right? If not, it should be! Wow, Mona this is so beyond gorgeous! You are the master of color and texture! Absolutely, stunning!

Lindsey Nelson said...

Fabulous project! Totally breathtaking!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, so much detail to look at.

Irene Oden said...

Like everyone else, I'm blown away by your project! It is so lovely! I love the embossing and the vintage distressing, the frame and the tag! This is what I would call eye-candy And to top it off, it is staged and photographed so professionally! This is the best project of the bunch!

Dawn said...

I am speechless, Mona! When you do a project, you really DO a project! This is so fabulous and mind blowing! I love the rich fall colors you chose; that apple is divine! Thanks for the mini-tut, I will have to try this! Like Irene said, what a professional presentation of an amazing design!

Chris said...

Mona, your card and tag are pure vintage heaven! That apple is adorable; great dots!

Mercedes said...

OMG, what can I say? Such a phenomenal card and phenomenal gift set! Who wouldn't be blown away by this? Wow!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a fabulous project, Mona! Love all the wonderful details, especially the polka dot apple and felt leaf! And, apple cider.. yummy!!

Lavender Rose said...

I love all the pretty details which make this set so beuatiful,

Sue Hester said...

Brilliant design, Mona! What gorgeous colors and who would have thought to have a red polka dotted apple? It looks amazing!

carole said...

Great project, I love the distressed background into the card.

Fantastic !

Shabby Horse said...

Such a magnificent card! Love the apple. Great job!

Pat said...

LOVE. THIS. CARD. Everything about it. Swoon!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh what a lovely card! I love the little cider set, too! Amazing!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great ensemble! I love the polka dot apple in the lacey square, it's the perfect touch!

Norma said...

I am so in love with your red polka-dotted apple, Mona! I adore this card! It is just plain fabulous and the entire gift set is so incredible! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan Green said...

Mona, you are one amazing designer! This is the coolest project I've seen! I love your apple!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

My oh my!! This set just ROCKS Mona!! I simply ADORE your sweet little dotted apple with your fabulous textured bg!! And your little tag...so charming!! What a fantastic gift idea!! WOW!

Denise said...

Love this card! Lots of great textures going on with the embossed background and all the fun layers.
DeniseB

Jen Johnson said...

Mona, this is THE most fabulous post of the group! This card and this presentation just makes me want to dance! I shouldn't be amazed (because everything you do is a work of art) but I am amazed! Wow, that little apple is so sweet all dressed up in it's adorable polka dots! Awesome idea! It works so well with these beautiful fall colors and your creative distressing! Everything is just so un-freakin' believable!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

FAbulous Mona! Love all the details you bring to this!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love love love your card, mona! that little apple is so SWEET! love all the layering and stamping and embossing. wowee! love that scalloped edge die, so pretty!
would love to see your berry embellies!
thanks for sharing and have a great week!
*hugs* steph :)

Claire Brennan said...

Oh my goodness Mona! I just come to your blog to be rendered totally speechless, Everything you do is just perfection, I might have said that before!!!! hugs!

Monique said...

Just stunning Mona.. Love your little box of cider.. Your polka dot apple with felt leaf looks fab!!

Belinda said...

Lovely as always! :)

www.injoystampin.com said...

Such a lovely card! So much detail. I love all of the layers and stitching. Thanks so much for sharing. :c)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Amazing card design/detailing and gift box ensemble! Beautifully done! Your eye for the detailing is truly a gift, girl! Stunning ensemble, Mona!

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute Mona. Love the polka dotted apple and all the wonderful embossing. :)

Meredith said...

You and you alone are the reason I want those polka dots :)

This is GORGEOUS, as always!!! :)

GabrielleH said...

Wow, you really are a popular gal! So many comments already; I should have made it here earlier :(
This project is another of your many masterpieces, Mona! I love the apples with the sweet green felt leaf and the stitch in the middle. Highly creative! The sanded embossing on your BG paper is incredible as is that beautiful tag and bow! I could go on and on and on... Thanks so much for inspiring me with this gorgeous project and your professional staging and photography!

Beate said...

Beautiful card and gift box. What a treasure.
Hugs and smiles

Charlene said...

You always amaze me with your creativity! When I grow up I want to be just like you lol :-)

Julia Aston said...

A great fall card Mona! love the embossed bg - your dotted apple - the tag and ribbon!

Cassie_lu said...

What a sweet gift you created and I just adore how you created the apple.

Sue D said...

Awesome apple gift ensemble.

Mara... said...

I love all the apples!!! And the embossing. I would love to see what you do with berries!!

Laural said...

Soooooo amazing, Mona! It's so obvious how much you put into your creative designs! This card is incredible and you always present your projects so well! Thamks' for the fun inspiration!

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL design work friend : ) and many congrats on your new term at 2S4Y!

PaperMomma said...

Fabulous gift set Mona! Your card and tag are stupendous! Wow, I really love those apples! Also congratulations on being named to the 2S4Y Design Team! Another wonderful honor!

Cynthia said...

OMG, WOW! Now this is an amazing project! Everything about it is magnificent! You really do an excellent job everytime, Mona! Also, I just love the layout of your blog; it's so beautiful!
Congrats on the new DT!

Sam Marsdon said...

Mona, I would love to be on the receiving end of this wonderful gift set! It is so beautiful! Great job! Also, happy to hear the news about you joining the 2S4Y team!

Constance said...

So very lovely, Mona! This gift set is heavenly! Love the polka dotted apples! Great choice! Have a great week!

Janetcraft said...

it is getting more amazing with your cards..lovely and typical feminine one

Silvia said...

Mona this is adorable. Love the color combo and all the little details on it. Gosh, your creations are amazingly beautiful!!!

Janet said...

Wow--totally love the way your photographed this card. Beautiful!

Theresa Camden said...

OMG, this is so amazing! Divine card and your presentation had to be done by a professional studio! LOL! So gorgeous!

Nancy F. said...

Fabulous, Gorgeous and highly creative, Mona! Every inch of every detail is perfect! What a gift set!

Julie said...

Wow, totally amazing, Mona! The perfect gift set! I'm speechless!

Maureen said...

Wow! Let me just pick my jaw off the floor and say what an amazing gift set this is!! Your card and tag are just fabulous! Love how you combined all the different stamps and products - LOVE the apple 'bellies and that apple tea strainer is the cutest thing ever!

Helen Watanabi said...

Love love love this gorgeous project! I'm trying to locate my breath after you took it away from me so skillfully! Just looking at the photos again, I can't image ever putting something like this together myself! You are truly blessed and gifted, Mona!

Trudy said...

As everyone has said already, this is a masterful piece of design work, Mona! Only you could put this together so nice and stage it and photograph it! Professional from the start to the finish! Gorgeous!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I would enjoy knowing how you do anything Mona! Apples are amongst my faves, and thanks to my chiropractor, who has me on whole food supplements, I am once again able to eat them. You are singing to my autumn/fall heart here, girlfriend. I'm feeling especially cozy and happy today because it's cool and rainy. If only it would last for more than a few days.

Anyway, feel free to give me that wonderful gift if no one else wants it! LOL I've got to find one of those apple diffusers... too cute!

And, of course, your card is beyond gorgeous. I wish I were one-tenth the artist you are.

Hugs,
Lisa

Kerry said...

This is priceless, Mona! Absolutely the best gift set EVER! Wow and double WOW! There is no way you can top this (I bet you will)! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Andrea M said...

I don't know where to start! This who gift set is spectacular! The card is stunning and I love the packaged set - the little apple strainer is just too adorable! I can imagine how amazing this would smell and taste! Yum!!!

anya said...

This is a fantastic set, Mona! You always put so much thought and detail into your projects and I love each and every one of them. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift idea!

Ren-Yi said...

this is a fantastic gift. jaw-dropping fantastic. the wee felt is just adorable and i love how you picked stunning pp to cut out your apple(s). and that is just some of the things i find fascinating with the card... the gift, makes me want to change my profession to teacher ;)

Emora Designs said...

What an adorable card! You continue to amaze me! Love the polka dot patterned paper on the apple! So fun! TFS, Regan


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