Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May 2010 Release Day 1: Kisses & Cuddles

Welcome to Day 1 of the Wplus9 Design Studio May 2010 release! I will be releasing two new sets this month and they are "precious".

I have always associated the month of May with new life, maybe because it is my birth month. ;o) So this month I am bringing you the ultimate baby set and a coordinating background set! Get ready to feel fertile, because these images are adorable. Today, it's all about Kisses & Cuddles.

  • Kisses & Cuddles contains 26 stamps; 12 sentiments, 13 images, and 1 circular label stamp.
  • It will be available for purchase Saturday, May 1st.
  • Coordinates with Design Basics: Backgrounds I

For my fist card I used the bunny image and paired it with the "Kisses, Cuddles, Giggles and Hugs..." sentiment. When I was a little girl, I used to help my mother make these gorgeous Victorian bunnies out of burlap. I remember picking out the materials for the ornate dresses she would sew and pinning down the patterns. For little girls and boys we would pick out soft patterned flannel and cotton materials instead of burlap. It is one of my favorite childhood memories.

Since I am still a bit Copic challenged, I decided to paper-piece the image. It reminds me more of the one I had as a little girl this way anyway. (OK, so I didn't give it up until I was 15...seriously, it was quite sad). I stamped the bunny in brown onto some old Stampin' Up! patterned paper and fussy cut it out. Then for the insides of her hands and feet I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist cardstock.

For the background panel I pulled out my much neglected Big Shot and used one of Stampin' Up! texture plates. I inked the edges of the focal panel a bit, matted it on Aqua Mist, and added a huge bow. I think this is one of the most elegant baby cards I've ever seen. And then the sentiment adds the perfect touch of "baby-ness".

In this next card, you get a glimpse of one of the background patterns from tomorrow's set. Keeping with the Victorian feel, I studied pictures of old Pram's, looking at the shape, the handles, and the wheels to make sure I captured the correct styling.

I couldn't be happier with the results. I decided not to take the "easy" way out here and colored the pram using Copics. Go easy on me...I'm learning. ;o) But none-the-less, when the images are this cute, it's hard to mess it up! Oh, and if I can just say, I think I've found a new favorite color combo. Here I've used Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select, and Spring Rain paired with Stampin' Up!'s Regal Rose. Love it. And that yummy flower:

I have to thank Rosemarie for her fabulous tutorial! Mine is no where near as gorgeous as hers, you really have to see it. And her tutorial is very easy to follow.

So what do you think so far? Hopefully you feel a little inspired. I will be showing you the second set tomorrow, and revealing both sets in their entirety on Friday before they are available at midnight.

Want to win a set? Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST Wednesday April 28th and I will select 1 random winner to receive Kisses & Cuddles. Winners will be posted here, and will have 1 week to claim their prize.

38 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Dawn, you have done it again! This is such a darling set- I can't wait to see more of it!

    I have to ask....where did you get that fabulous ribbon? It's utterly delicious! MUST. HAVE.

    Can't wait until tomorrow- that background image looks amazing. But am I really surprised? ;)

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  2. Wow Dawn I am really loving that buggy! I have a thing for baby buggies and this one will have to go in my collection. Can't wait to see the whole set.

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  3. Oh dear Dawn, these are beautiful, your story is beautiful! I can just see that pram done up in vintage colors, UTEE'd and then cracked and distressed. How lovely would that be? Can't wait to see what else is up your sleeve. And oh, that font? Yummy!

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  4. Stunning creations Dawn!!! I am loving your new images!

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  5. Oy! So stinkin' cute!! With my new grandson due any day now, these images will really come in handy. Love it - want it! Can't wait to see what tomorrow's sneak will be!

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  6. What beautiful samples and the set looks awesome!

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  7. I love the simplicity which showcases elegance..... That is one value I hold high in my life..... Simple yet elegant..... These cards are just so cute in its simplicity....

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  8. Gorgeous samples today. That little bunny is so sweet!! Fab idea to paper piece it, I'm coloring impaired too ;) Oh, the background set, LOVE it, it's simply striking on the white cardstock!

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  9. oh, Gorgeous cards, Dawn! I love that set already, especially the pram and the sentiment. And that flower is just stunning!!

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  10. Your cards are ADORABLE! I think the coloring looks fine, and I LOVE the flower, gotta take a peek at that tutorial, tfs!

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  11. Ohhh I love this set!! To win this would be oh so wonderful.. all your designs are fabulous!

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  12. Wow Dawn, these cards are beautiful! I am sure complete stamp set is wonderful too!

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  13. I'm absolutely loving that pram! And that background pattern stamp looks sooo yummy! Can't wait to see more!

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  14. Super sweet cards and stamps! :)

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  15. Girl! Love your cards!!! And your flower turned out just GORGEOUS! Love the pink pearl center and accents on your stroller wheels. That buggy is just too cute!

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  16. I am so excited to find another card site ... your cards are BEAUTIFUL. The one you made for the Embelish mag with the stitched hearts was awesome. I will be checking in regularly for a "fix".

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  17. What a fun baby themed set! Looks like tons of fun to color with copics. Good job showcasing on these super-cute cards! :-)

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  18. WOW! That flower is perfect! Both cards are gorgeous and elegant! Oh and I don't want to be anywhere near fertile! LOL

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  19. Wow!! WOW!!!! I've taken a long blog break and I certainly chose the right day to resurface. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your buggy card! I can tell that set is going to offer a lot of mileage. I CAN'T WAIT to see tomorrows post with some more of the backgrounds. {I've been saving my pennies. May is the month when I will FINALLY get to buy some of your great stamps.}

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  20. Very pretty - looking forward to seeing the rest of the set! Love these cards!

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  21. How sweet! I can't wait to see the rest of the set! :)

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  22. The peeks are super cute, and I can't wait to see more of this set!!!
    Trish

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  23. Your pram is adorable and well colored. We won't talk about how long I had stuffed animals on my bed or the possibility that I still have some of mine. Love Karen B's idea of cracked UTEE and a vintage pram image, very victorian. Looking forward to the rest of the set.

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  24. What a great set! I make baby cards for a friend's store, so this will be right up my alley! Love the pattern on the bunny, and thanks for the link to the flower tutorial - very cool flower!! Oh yeah, your coloring looks great!

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  25. Who doesn't love babies?! I love making baby cards! Love the pram image--glad your researched all the details because it's perfect (especially with the pearl centres on the wheels)! Can't wait to see everything else!

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  26. Oh Dawn! This is adorable! I love it!!! Loving the look of that background set too! Can't wait to see it ALL!

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  27. Soooo *adorable*, and the details are totally fab! :)

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  28. Oh my gosh, what an adorable set Dawn. I love the way you colored the baby buggy with your Copics. Did you use your copics to color what looks to be a pearl on the inside of your wheels and flower? If so, gotta love those Copics. I also really like your flower.... so soft and pretty. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. :)

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  29. These are adorable Dawn! Cant wait to see the full set!!! :)

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  30. both are very elegant baby cards! very cute images and beautiful color combination! i love them!

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  31. Oh wow, soo cute!!! Can't wait to see what the whole set looks like!

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  32. LOL...my mom made those bunnies too...
    love the peek!

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  33. Totally cute set! I love how paper pieced the teddy bear and your flower really is yummy!

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  34. SO sweet, dawn! i love making baby cards and these stamps are adorable:)

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  35. The bunny card is so so sweet! Baby cards are just the best to create!

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  36. Oh my this is cute! I've just this week found out that I'm going to be a grandma later in the year, so this set would be just perfect for all sorts of baby projects I can see myself getting into ...! Lovely. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

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  37. i know i missed out on the chance to win. . ..but i just have to say anyway, that these are ADORABLE!!!!!! i LOVE the color combo with the blue and red, and that background stamp looks PERFECT with the card!!!! Can't wait to see the whole release!!! How fun!

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  38. adorable!! i'm loving that color combo, too!

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