Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 2011 Release Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our July Release! I appreciate you all hanging in there for our delayed release, but we will certainly not disappoint (at least I hope not!).

For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on July 10th at www.wplus9.com.

So let's get started, shall we? You may have noticed that I have been really practicing this whole shabby chic style lately. Well, it has been for good reason. I couldn't very well illustrate and sell a set that I couldn't use, could I? This first set goes out to all of those shabby chic-ers who's creations I envy and drool over.

C'est la vie

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 14 stamps; 9 images, 4 sentiments and 1 flourished frame
  • will be available for purchase July 10th for just $19

I'm having so much fun with this set! I'm telling you, it is like the sampler platter of vintage images. This first card is a little bit shabby meets a little bit retro with a twist of bold.

I used the large dress form included in the set, trimmed it out, adorned it with a scrap of ruffled eyelet lace and finished it with a mulberry rose. These images look perfect with the patterned papers from October Afternoon and Crate Paper. For my sentiment I added some phrases from K&Company and the Friend sentiment from A Special Lady.

This next pair of cards started from the same piece of calendar paper from Crate Paper (seen naked at the bottom of the above card).

I used my distress inks, many of the images from C'est la vie, and Defining Words (more on that in a bit), to create my own collaged paper with a very vintage feel.

I broke my sentiment into three parts for added interest. I started by painting a naked piece of canvas with white acrylic paint. Once it was dry, I added the flourish from this set above and below my sentiment, Mon Cher Ami "My Dear Friend". I added a little tonic label from Pink Paislee along with a little sentiment tag "Get Well" from Hope Seed Co. (more on that tomorrow).

I used the other half of the paper I created to make a baby card. The bird's nest included in C'est la vie seemed perfect for a Welcome Little One card to me. Paired with the bird cage and epoxy button from Pink Paislee and they look made for each other. Don't you think?

Next up, it is my pleasure to introduce you to a set I've been waiting for. A background building text set that covers it all: script, typewriter font, synonyms and definitions!

Defining Words

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 7 stamps; 4 background building images, 2 word blocks, and 1 curly bracket
  • will be available for purchase July 10th for just $19

I'd also like to introduce the first new die this month.

Label Layers 2

  • coordinates with C'est la vie stamp set
  • measures approx. 2.5" tall x 3.6" wide
  • will be available for purchase July 10th for just $7

This is probably my personal favorite of the day. I started by stamping the "Friend" definition script background in chocolate.

For my focal point, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Uncommon collection by Authentique using Label Layers 2. I then stamped the smaller dress form from C'est la vie onto a 1.75" circle. I added the sentiment from Spring Post and tied it with a little twill before adhering with foam tape. So simple, yet sophisticated.

So there you have Day 1. I told you this was a good one! I hope you are as excited as I am. Be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team to see more from these sets:

Would you like to win C'est la vie, Defining Words, and Label Layers 2? Leave me a comment by 11:59 PM EST July 7th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

Project Supplies

Tried & True
Stamps: C'est la Vie, A Special Lady (Wplus9)
Ink: True Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Acrylic paint (Ranger); Brilliant Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Five and Dime collection); Crate Paper (Portrait collection)
Other: Embellishments (K&Company); Mulberry Rose (Recollections)
Fibers: Ruffled Eyelet Lace (Simplicity); Twine (Martha Stewart)

Mon Cher Ami
Stamps: C'est la Vie, Hope Seed Co. (Wplus9)
Ink: Stampin' Up!; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Acrylic Paint (Ranger)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Portrait collection)
Embellishments: Pink Paislee (Butterfly Garden collection); Mulberry Rose (Recollections)
Fibers: Papertrey Ink; Canvas (craft supply)

Welcome Little One
Stamps: C'est la Vie, Kisses & Cuddles (Wplus9)
Ink: Stampin' Up!; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Acrylic Paint (Ranger)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Portrait collection)
Embellishments: Pink Paislee (Butterfly Garden collection)
Fibers: Papertrey Ink; Canvas (craft supply)

For You Friend
Stamps: C'est la Vie, Defining Words (Wplus9)
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Uncommon collection)
Fibers: Papertrey Ink
Other: Label Layers 2 steel rule die (Wplus9)

48 comments:

  1. All your projects are beautiful. definitely like the c'est la vie stamp.

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    Kate

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  2. Oh my goodness, Dawn, you have done it again. I'm excited to see more of the sneak peeks!!

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  3. Love the shape of the new Label Layers die!

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  4. Dawn, I would say you have the shabby chic style down to a T. Love every single thing you created here today! Beautiful cards!

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  5. These are gorgeous, Dawn!! Absolutely loving them!

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  6. ANOTHER fantastic release it making its way out into the crafty world - and I am SO happy! To get to play with and interpret these sets on my own terms is an honor AND a delight... TO SEE WHAT YOU DO with them, is a complete and total THRILL! I just LOVE your work, so very much - knowing that you create stamps to match your latest creative pursuits, is SUCH a fantastic design premise, and TOTALLY addicting fun! THANKS for always sharing the fun, so generously!

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  7. First of all, you are ROCKING this shabby look!! Clearly, you are a quick learner because these samples are to die for gorgeous! Second of all - YUMMY!!! Both of your new sets are amazing - can't wait to get my hands on all those beautiful vintage images and a texty background building set will definitely be finding its way into my collection!! Great stuff, Dawn!!

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  8. Dawn, your style keep amaze me :) You know I LOVE your stamps design, can't wait to see this full set of stamps!!!

    Angeline

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  9. Gorgeous cards Dawn. Love the new stamps...its so difficult to choose one. TFS

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  10. Another fantastic release! Great challenge on the shabby cards, Dawn and you made it!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love the sneaks snd your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  12. ALl of the are so beautiful. Love the shabby chic style of the cards and that first card really grabs me. Love the colors of red, white and blue on it! Great release!

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  13. Oh my goodness...Fabulous! I just wrote on Cristina's blog that I love the j'et aime sentiment. That is the way my dad would sign his cards to my mum.

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  14. These are gorgeous! I love the style of your cards

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  15. Gorgeous and flirty stamps... perfect for that shabby look you have been giving us tips on!!! I am always excited when there is a special die to go along with the stamps! Projects are all fab girls!
    Robin

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  16. The newest sets look absolutely gorgeous and perfectly on-trend! Love how you have challenged yourself to take on the shabby style, and you have definitely succeeded. Your samples today are fabulous! I can't wait to see more!

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  17. Such stunning shabby cards! Your cards are just gorgeous and I love your little detailing!

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  18. Fabulous, love your take on the dress form and since I've been using the Spring Post set recently it's fun to see it combined with the new set.

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  19. These projects are fabulous! These sets look fantastic, can't wait to see them!

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  20. Oooh la la! This set along with the gorgeous cards are tres chic! Love the stamping on the canvas!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  21. I think I'd purely swoon if I won something from this release! You've outdone yourself! These sets look amazing as are your samples! Wow!

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  22. Can't wait to see the entire sets. I'm really looking forward to the rest of Defining Words.

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  23. I am a sucker for anything French and includes a dress form, word and frames so these stamp sets are right up my alley. The cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  24. I Love the sets...very romantic. I liked the use of canvas fabric...I'm going to copy this idea for my own projects. And I am a fashion stylist so I am a sucker for any images that include a dress form!!!

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  25. These are gorgeous, Dawn!! Absolutely loving them!

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  26. Beautiful!!!! I just suscribed to ur posts and became a follower! Love all of your work. Must get these sets :-)

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  27. WOW! Pure fabulousness, Dawn!!! Gorgeous projects! Can't wait to see the full reveal!!

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  28. Love love love this release! Stunning cards!

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  29. wow your cards are stunning!! Can't wait to see the complete set and looking forward to the Defining Words set.

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  30. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. skeime (at) gmail

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  31. Oooo, Dawn! So many scrumptious, shabby chic creations, I couldn't possibly pick a fave! Absolutely stunning!

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  32. What a stunning dress form. I have just discovered your site/company. I'm off to check out what else you have and when your release is available for purchase.

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  33. Why do you keep making more and more pretty stamps??? I'm in total love with these! :)

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  34. Adorable samples!! Your first card is just adorable!!

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  35. WOW! So excited to see all the new sets, gorgeous cards...you nailed shabby chic for sure!! Love:)

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  36. What gorgeous samples and terrific inspiration! Love everything I've seen so far!

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  37. These samples are stunning! I can't wait to see the full release of these stamps.

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  38. OMG THIS SET LOOKS AMAZING AND i LOVE YOUR CARDS SO gorgeous!!!!!

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  39. OH! These are such lovely cards. I can't wait for the full reveal soon. Stunning!

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  40. I adore all of these, especially the dress form! I can't wait to see more!!!!

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  41. Wow, I love the vintage feel to some of the images and cards.

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  42. Love the stamp and how you ladies play with it! So vintage-y and elegant!

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  43. Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the idea adding the eyelet lace, fantastic!

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  44. Gee Dawn! You do shabby chic as flawlessly as you do CAS!

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  45. ohh this new set with the vintage feel looks awesome! I love your shabby chic card sample with the dress form and the nest!

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