Sunday, January 30, 2011

February 2011 Release Day 3: Spring Post & Postmarked

Welcome back, it's Day 3 of the February Release! First, I am enjoying reading your enthusiast comments so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Today we have 2 new sets to sneak a peek at. These two go together like peanut butter and jelly, like milk and cookies, like peas and carrots...OK, I'll stop now, you get the point. :) So here are the details:

Spring Post
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 26 stamps; 3 postage stamp images 15 sentiment builders, and 8 individual letters
  • will be available for purchase February 1st for just $19
Postmarked
  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 23 stamps; 1 postmarked image, 12 month circles, and 10 individual numbers
  • will be available for purchase February 1st for just $10

You ready? For this first one, I wanted to create a feeling of early Spring. You know, when the chill is in the air, but the birds are returning and you can just feel the warmth creeping in around the edges?

Seriously in love with this set! There are really a ton of image building possibilities. I started by stamping the largest postage stamp image in Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink) and adding the "birthday" sentiment underneath it in red. The contrast of color here is striking in person.

Using one of the "HAPPY" sentiments in the set, I stamped it over the postage stamp also in red (Stampin' Up!). You'll find that many of the sentiments in the set also fit into at lest one of the postage stamps.


Now here's my favorite part...I used the postmarked stamp from Postmarked and stamped it over the right edge of the postage stamp using gray. I decided to create this card in honor of my grandma and so I chose her birth date to personalize it. I stamped the January circle and then added 24 for her birthday.

I stamped the postmarked image and date again and trimmed out the inner circle so I could add some dimension for the date. Two little buttons and some heavy inking around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) finish this off. I think this card took me 10 minutes to complete and that includes stopping to photograph along the way.

The images I chose for the postage stamps in Spring Post are symbolic of Spring to me and the set contains quite a bit of sentiments. You will find a few for general purposes, some combinations for Spring and Easter, and some for expressing your love. I look forward to creating sets for each of the seasons!

Since Valentine's day is literally right around the corner, I wanted to show you a perfect masculine design, not one heart to be found anywhere. GASP!

What do you think? Fun and classic...no? And thanks to these two sets, super easy! Let me break it down. I started by stamping the empty postage stamp image (Yes! there is and empty one) and adding the individual "O", "V", and "E" letters to the right.

Then I added the "L" inside of the postage stamp.

To finish the sentiment, I added "Always" underneath, leaving room on the left for the postmark image. All that was left was to personalize it.

I added the "February" ring and the date...done. Thanks to "Postmarked", any date could be used to fit any any occasion you might need.

I hope you are excited and ready to see more of these sets because the girls are ready to break it down for you:

Elise Durenberger
Hannah Craner
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Gwin
Maile Belles
Savitri Wilder
And our special Guest Designer: Sarah Martina Parker

We still have one more day of sneak peeks to show you before they go on sale, and I have a full reveal for you tomorrow. Which set from the release are you most excited about so far? Leave me a comment, letting me know by 11:59 pm Sunday, January 30th . I'll pick one random winner from the comments to receive Spring Post & Postmarked. Winners will be posted here, be sure to check to see if you've won. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you tomorrow!

57 comments:

  1. YOU are THE MOST clever of girls, Madame W! I have to tell you... I ALWAYS think your stamps are HOT, but when YOU work with them - ON FIRE, baby! BOTH of these cards are outstanding!

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  2. wow an other fab set!! my fav is the flora and fauna but I love all you have;) thanks for the chance!!

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  3. Wow! I love the postmarked stamp images. Can't wait to see the whole set and make my first order :) Love the sneak peeks!

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  4. Eeek!! How adorable are these cards! I am so SO excited for these sets! I was just thinking how wonderful it would be to have a postmark set with some interchangeable parts, and here you are with the perfect sets. Bravo, Dawn!

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  5. Oh, these are fabulous! January 24 is a special day for me too, it would have been my grandfather's 78th birthday ;D I love how you can personalize the postmark stamp! Great idea...

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  6. Dear Dawn... you AMAZE me! :) I adore these stamps, I really, really do! Thank you for giving me the pleasure of playing with them! :)

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  7. This set is so great!! I love the postmark images! This is probably my favorite sneak peek so far!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, love!, I'm such a letter obsessed person, probably why I'm so cardmaking happy. This set is great!

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  9. OMG I love both of these cards! I think I am going to have to say postmarked is my favorite so far! Those little stamp sized stamps are so fun!

    rdunham at q dot com

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  10. I am loving all of the sneak peaks! Spring Post looks like so much fun and so versatile! I can't wait for release day! I haven't added any MFT to my crafting stash, yet, but I think the release may push me over the edge! I love all the dienamics!

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  11. We have to choose a favourite??? I think it would be the Flora and Fauna - (how can you resist dogwoods and butterflies??) but this set is GORGEOUS and so much fun! *Love* your samples!

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  12. Wow, pb & j is right ;) Love the font of the sentiment and your CAS designs. Heading out to see the DT samples!!!

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  13. LOVE these!!! Am I hearing you right that each month is included in the Post Marked set, along with days????? If so... I am SOLD!!!!!!

    Gorgeous sets... hard to pick a fave of the two...But I will go with Post Marked!!!! LOVE these!!!!

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  14. I have to say that these two sets will be finding their way to my house...I LOVE them...after seeing them on Sarah Martina's blog is how I came to be "here"...so glad, too...thanks for the chance to win these wonderful stamps...the possibilities will be endless with these...whoops, sorry to be so "windy"..can ya tell I am excited!!

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  15. Both sets are great! I really am in LOVE with the second set as it has so many stampabilities with sentiment builders! Great job with another hot design!

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  16. Oh this set is so fun! Love that it pops without a ton of extra embellishments!

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  17. Fabulous and so unique!! Love the way you combined all the little elements from the stamp set and made such beautiful cards!!

    Would love to win these for sure :)

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  18. Wow! This two cards are beyond words. I was speechless when I first saw them. I can't wait to see the whole set...this set will make, making a masculine card so much easier. I just love how classy your cards look. You are amazing Dawn.

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  19. these are absolutely adorable stamps!!

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  20. Just beautiful creations with these 2 new sets!!! I LOVE your V-Day card. It definitely hits home because I do not have a single V-Day set, but you made it work without that. Just lovely!!! Amazing cards, Dawn!

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  21. I love them both, but I think I would purchase Postmarked first. thanks for a chance to win!

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  22. Oh no! I can tell that this month is going to be trouble for my wallet. I'm a font junkie, and I LOVE the fonts on everything in this set. Your samples are great, too (as always!).

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  23. Dawn, I just love the gorgeous, CAS designs you've created here! The first one just eminates spring, and I love the way you popped the center circle off the card face!

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  24. beautiful, beautiful cards! both sets are absolutely amazing!

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  25. WOW! I'm really loving these sets...they are really fantastic. Great images and great sentiments, they will be a much needed addition to my stampin' arsenal!

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  26. I LOVE both sets....fantastic!

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  27. These are some gorgeous stamps! So pretty and feminine, but as you've show, can be so versatile as well. I really like the Flora and Fauna, but this set rivals it closely.

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE the postal theme and the amazing ways to build images and sentiments! All of the samples are fabulous!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  29. This is genius. I adore these postmark images and your CAS cards make it look like the stamps are really easy to use. Very excited!

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  30. LOVE everything so far! Flora & Fauna is just breathtaking--and who wouldn't adore birds & butterflies! But today's sets are such fun. I love to see sets that I am sure to be able to use again & again and this one definitely is that!!

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  31. Both sets are stunning and love how you created the cards using them!

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  32. Wow... this set is fabulous! The postmarked is my favorite! The samples you made, totally sold me on this set! Great new releases, Dawn!

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  33. I love them all, especially the butterfly stamps!

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  34. I love these new postmark stamps that are around these days, but have been wishing for blank ones or more "generic" ones for year-round use--these fit the bill!! Can't wait to see the whole sets.

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  35. WOWZERS!!! LOVE the Spring Post and Postmarked sets!!!! And your samples are FANTASTIC!!! I think I may just HAVE TO HAVE both of these!!!

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  36. I think your postage set is the best out there! I've looked at many, but the swallow stamp sold me!

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  37. Great idea to have the postage stamp builders, love the mix and match style.

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  38. The coolest set ever, one of my most exciting stamps set that I want to have one. What could I say anymore, creative idea with lovely cards!

    Angeline

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  39. Ohhh..this is a gorgeous set. I think this is one of my favorites.

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  40. how very beautiful! :) I have never tried W+9 stamps, but they look awesome. I just fall for "stamp" stamps!! ;) thank you for creating them!

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  41. I love anything postage themed, and these stamps look absolutely FABULOUS!

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  42. Both cards are very lovely and make it hard to choose between the two. I think I'll go with Spring post. I can't wait to see the whole set.

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  43. What lovely cards and such fun sets! Can't wait to see them in full:)

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  44. These are fabulous! I can't wait to see the whole reveal!

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  45. I'm loving these sneak peeks! I'm excited to see new releases again!!

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  46. One word: WOW! I cannot wait to see the full reveal of these ones. UNBELIEVABLE!!

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  47. Be still my heart . . . how DO you do it month after month?! You've once again knocked my socks off with this amazing postage set, and it will be mine, somehow, some way! LOL

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  48. Spring Post is my favorite. I love the postal theme. The cards using this set are great. Would love to win both sets showcased today!

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  49. Great set : simple and fun !
    I like the postmarked stamp: sometimes I draw that image by hand: with a stamp is better and faster.

    Nadia

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  50. What a great idea with the stamp-edged stamp!

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  51. I LOVE all things postage! Wonderful!

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  52. these cards are SO sweet, dawn! i esp. love the first one.

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  53. What a great stamp set idea! Love the CAS feel of your cards and I absolutely love the background Maile created with this set!

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  54. But wait! It's THIS set that is meant to come home with me. Oh yes it is!

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  55. This is my favorite set from the release!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Josiane

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