Friday, February 28, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Hop

It's release day at Waltzingmouse Stamps!   Claire has released new products that are available now in the store HERE.  They are the Gift Card It stamp set, Gift Card it dies, Gift Card It Envelope die and the Funky Flower dies that coordinate with the previously released stamp set here, and Funky Feathers dies that coordinate with this set here.

We are celebrating with our traditional Design Team blog hop.  You should be arriving here from Claire's blog as I am the first stop on the hop!  You can always go back there if you get lost along the way.

For today, I decided I wanted to make an envelope out of something other than paper.  I made two envelopes with felt, then found this inspiration on Pinterest to take them one step further.


These cute envelopes were originally posted on Belle Maison in February 2013 for a DIY Valentine's Day project, with the original link by Gail on the blog Clever Charlotte here.  As I scrolled down the page of Belle Maison, I noticed a different felt project...


This one was called the 100 Hearts Garland by EJ from Toddlers Approved here.  The idea was each night after dinner for every family member to share something good they did during the day and add a heart to the garland.  It made me think of my girls and how much they have been fighting lately!  They are 8 & 10 years old and there is often some type of drama going on.  I decided to make a "Kindness Catcher" of my own using the new Waltzingmouse products!  


First I made the envelopes using the Gift Card It Envelope die, felt from an Etsy shop called Benzie Bazaar, and PTI's Heart Prints dies.


Next, I stamped the cards using the Gift Card It die, the vine from the Gift Card It stamp set, and the "Love Grows" sentiment from Vintage Garden-Seed Packet.


Next, I cut more hearts and wrapped a piece of twill ribbon around the card and glued it, leaving a long tab hanging down.  I attached velcro to the hearts and ribbon.


I will add a magnet to the back and keep the cards on the refrigerator. Now whenever I "catch" Eva and Claire being kind to one another, they will get a heart.  Eva already asked if she would get a prize if she got to the end first.  I told her the prize was remembering how kind she was each day!  Maybe I will think of a little something here and there :)...

 The whole little ensemble fit perfectly into the felt envelope.  


Instead of doing the 100 hearts project, we're starting small at our house...7 hearts, 1 for each day of the week!



PRIZE INFO:  One randomly chosen commenter from all of the DT members' blogs will receive a code equal to one free large stamp set, although you can use it toward whatever you want in the WMS store! You have until March 1st at midnight to comment.  The winner will be announced on Claire's blog on March 4th.

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting this week!  I've had such fun with this new set and coordinating dies.
Now on you go to LYNN'S BLOG...can't wait to see what she made!



58 comments:

Lisa said...

This is darling Kelly, love the felt envelopes!!

Brenda said...

What a clever idea!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful idea and super project Kelly! I LOVE these little felt envies!

Jeanne J said...

Oh this is such a sweet idea Kelly! You're making me wish my kids were little again! It goes fast! Enjoy every minute!

Lisa Young said...

I love the felt hearts and the envelope is adorable!!! Beautiful creations!!

Teri said...

So soft and pretty!

A. Moyer said...

What a wonderful idea!

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Kelly,
I think this is a fantastic idea that you are doing with your girls. Not only are they understanding each other more but they are learning a life skill both in reasoning with each other but also the true value of love. It'll be another 10-12 years before they are friends but i admire your tenacity for trying,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

snowbear said...

Awww. really cute projects!

Deborah Frings said...

What a fabulous idea! I adore the little felt envelopes and hearts - a really nice way to reward great behaviour!

Maja said...

The felt envelopes are realy cute.

Cathy Homan said...

What a wonderful idea. Great to use with children, they can visually see kindness in action. Thank you for sharing!

Sarah Gray said...

Such a sweet idea and so pretty too! Thanks for a great series of inspiration previews this week!

Liliana W said...

Great idea! Those cute felt envelopes are just adorable!

Cheryl B said...

I never thought of a felt envelope. How cute!

Anonymous said...

Loved looking at all your creations. Very cute.

Bridget said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly, your little envelopes are darling! How creative!

Carol from La Crosse said...

ADORABLE envelopes!!! What a FANTASTIC idea!!

Thanks for sharing a really great idea for gift giving!

Fay Marie said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

OH My, How adorable. I love this.

Lynn Hardy said...

What a sweet idea Kelly! Your girls are lucky to have such a talented Mum.

Alice G said...

Absolutely beautiful, love this!

Sue D said...

What a wonderful idea for your girls!

Lorraine Gall said...

Such a lovely visual encouragement to be kind.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Kelly! Love these creative felt projects.

LaurieJ said...

This really is a wonderful idea, Kelly. I could see it used for young and old alike. Reminding us to be kind. And those little felt envelopes - YUM!

Craftynanny said...

Fabulous idea for keeping the peace at home with siblings and so cute x

Jill Norwood said...

I love this idea Kelly! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!

Pauline said...

Such a lovely idea with your kindness garland, a beautiful creation!

marg said...

I love the little hearts so cute!
LoveMarg

Craftysusan said...

Gorgeous project, love the colours.

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

What a super-cute project - those little felt envies are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration, and chance to win, Rx

Helen said...

The little envelopes are fab, and what a great idea. You have two very lucky girls. Love Helen

Marybeth said...

Wow Kelly...I love your felt envelopes ! So you are the one that made the store sell out of the envelop die...or almost!
Bet your girls loved these.

Sherry Rose said...

What a great idea! So clever!

Mrs B said...

Hi Kelly. Love the Gift cards dies and stamps. What a lovely idea to make your own heart chart. And using felt makes it all so pretty. Your girls sound like normal 10 and 8 year old sisters. They just need a little reminder sometimes don't they : ) Take care.

Mac Mable said...

You are so clever to have used these new dies and stamps in this way...So very pretty xx

Deirdre said...

Brilliant idea Kelly.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet project! I love the felt envelopes, these will just make someone's day!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Love the felt envelopes, fab new dues x

Laura said...

How lovely making the envies out of felt. And a sweet way to keep sharing the love! Laura

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Sorry if this is my second comment - so sure I posted one... The felt envelopes are absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! LOVE them!!!

Jill said...

What a great idea--very cute!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling idea! LOVE the cute felt envelopes!!!

Tanja said...

Amazing idea, and lovely crafty project!

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