Friday, July 8, 2011

July 2011 Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of our July Release! I am so thrilled with how much you guys are enjoying the previews so far. Just two more days until the entire release is available for purchase.

So let's continue, shall we. Today, it is my pleasure to introduce Hope Seed Co. and our Vintage Envelope die.

Hope Seed Co.

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 23 stamps; 4 flower images, 18 sentiment builders and 1 border frame
  • will be available for purchase July 10th for just $19

Vintage Envelope Die

  • coordinates with Hope Seed Co. stamp set
  • measures approx. 3.5" tall x 2.75" wide when folded and assembled
  • will be available for purchase July 10th for just $18

When I sat down to design Hope Seed Co., I wanted to capture the elements from those old vintage seed packets, but I also wanted to create something useful. Not just ephemera. So where the flower names would traditionally be, I've swapped them out for the sentiments, "Friendship", "Warm Wishes", "Good Luck", etc... So you can send Good Luck seeds, or Friendship blooms. Each phrase is a separate stamp and many with various versions, so you really can mix and match to your heart's content. You could even fill the generously sized Vintage Envelope with actual seeds or tuck in a gift card.

My first project does just that.

I've created a matching card and gift card holder. So cute and so easy to make. I started by stamping the frame and my sentiments onto a white rectangle of cardstock. I could have stamped this directly onto the envelope, but I knew I wanted to matte it with patterned paper.

Since I wanted to pop my flowers up, I stamped the poppy image onto a separate piece of cardstock so that I could color and trim it out. Again, I could have stamped this directly, but then I couldn't pop it up. ;o)

Next I die cut the Vintage Envelope. This die is just perfect. So many uses, I've even cut the top off and used a 1" circle punch at the top to create a library card pocket. Two-for-one! The score lines are perfect and work beautifully on thin patterned paper as well as thick cardstock.

To assemble the envelope, fold along score lines and use a strong hold adhesive. The quarter inch Tacky Tape is the perfect width a strong.

Next I die cut another Vintage Envelope from patterned paper. I used the front and the flap to decorate my plain white envelope. I just love the detail on the flap, don't you?

For my matching card, I used the same poppy image and a couple of different sentiments. Omitted the border frame and stamped everything directly onto a rectangle. I added another die cut flap to the top and rounded the bottom corners. Then I used a couple of border punches to add a few of the beautiful patterns from Echo Park's For The Record collection. L.O.V.E.

Next up, a little number using C'est la vie, Defining Words, Hope Seed Co., and just a bit of Brothers & Sisters thrown in for good measure. I started by stamping the Friend Synonym text background across the bottom half of my card. I added a bit of cream crocheted trim and black twill wrapped with some twine. I added a little "Thankful" label from Hope Seed Co..

For my focal image, I used another of the flowers included in today's set, matted with the Label Layers 2 die and matching frame from C'est la vie.

And another variation using a similar layout/idea. This time I stamped the poppy image repeatedly to create my background paper. I then added a Label Layers 1 die with the All Occasion Label die. This is a smart sophisticated look for those of us who a)can't color, b)don't like to color or c)don't have time to color. LOL

Finally, I just wanted to share a sweet tag. I used the Friend Synonym text block from Defining Words along with the crown from C'est la vie. Add a little distressing, some seam binding and a key trinket and you've got a vintage treasure. I added the little "For You, With Love" on my mini tag from Damask Frames.

And that concludes Day 2 my friends. I have just touched the tip of the iceberg in regards to the crafty potential here. Be sure to visit the Design Team for even more ideas and inspiration:

Tomorrow we reveal the entire release. But today we are giving away Hope Seed Co. and the Vintage Envelope die! Would you like a chance to win them? Leave a comment by 11:59 PM EST July 8th and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here. Good luck, thanks for joining us, and I hope to see you tomorrow!

50 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...these samples are gorgeous!! LOVING them!!

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  2. Wow, these are fabulous, love what you've done with the new sets combined with the other sets.. my wish list is growing.

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  3. this is some gorgeous work. skeime (at) gmail

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  4. Wow! Just Beautiful work.

    Hugs
    Kate

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  5. I really love these stamps!!! I can't wait to see the full sets!

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  6. Ok Dawn.....That poppy ensemble is just out of this world beautiful!! I love that die.....hmmmm, I think I NEED that!

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  7. Very pretty Dawn! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is the first time I have ever heard about you and I am just drooling over your stamps right now and your samples. They are to die for. Wow. Off to check out more of your stamps and the gallery. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Wow, these cards are gorgeous. LOve the stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Sooooooooo much goodness here, it literally HURTS not to be stamping, RIGHT NOW! YOUR samples are SO wonderful - I don't even think I'll sleep tonight, thinking of ALL the fun to have with these stamps {yeah, like I could even DO that! ALL the fun could NEVER be measured!} This is TRULY a magnificent release!

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  11. Another STUNNING set of stamps and dies :) Can't wait to dig dig on it ^^

    Angeline

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  12. So pretty, love the flowers and that die looks amazing!!!

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  13. Wow girls!!! The cards you have all made are out of this world!! Really pretty stamps and great die!! Robin

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  14. The vintage envelope die looks like fun - lots of possibilities!

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  15. Gorgeous samples...and I am in love with the die!

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  16. Oh! Such and lovely and gorgeous stamp set!

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  17. Dawn, I am dying over here! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I have been waiting for just the right seed packet set, and you have delivered! Love the mix-and-match sentiments and beautiful blooms you've included.

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  18. OMG, your samples are gorgeous! Wonderful flowers (LOVE the poppy!) and the die is awesome!

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  19. Your creations and the creations by the design team are all amazing!!! I am excited about having different images of beautiful flowers all in one stamp set.

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  20. Oh my goodness, I absolutely am in love! Love the flowers, love the seed packet, an envelope die too? EEK! I am super excited about this!! Now to find a way to order without hubby finding out, hmmmm, lol! Gorgeous projects ladies! Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration!

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  21. Beautiful projects with wonderful new stamp sets!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. WOW, Dawn!!! These sets look totally GORGEOUS!!! And your projects are AMAZING!!

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  23. Absolutely stunning card and project! Gosh, this is so good!

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  24. I am in love with these flowers and the die; and in complete awe of your work...

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  25. This concept is fantastic! I love the theme you have going here with the way you've chosen the sentiments - and the die is gorgeous!

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  26. Your releases and cards just get better and better every month! Love the mix of bright and muted colors.

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  27. Love this set!! Oh my goodness, just simply fabulous flowers!

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  28. Love these dies and stamps - can't wait to get them! I especially love the detail on the flap of the seed packet die.

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  29. Really wonderful stamps, and those cards are beautiful.

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  30. Hi Dawn, I think this release is wonderful. The samples have all been incredible and I can't wait to try these stamps out myself. I love the frame on Hope Seed Co.!

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  31. I just LOVE that envelope die! So many possibilities running through my head... the stamps are a beautiful addition too!

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  32. What pretty cards...so beautiful!

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  33. What amazing stamps and die! I think I am in love!

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  34. I'm blown away. From these previews, the set looks amazing and so very versatile. You've really nailed the look without getting hung up on the vintage aspect. Lovely!

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  35. Amazing! I am loving the endless potential with this release. 'Scuse me while I wipe up the drool.....

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  36. Wow! You have out did yourself with this release! I'm loving these sets!!

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  37. Absolutely stunning! Oh, and I adore the way the dies layer so beautifully on top of one another!

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  38. I like that you swapped out the names of the flowers for sentiments, so much better for cardmakers! :>

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  39. My copics want to play with the flowers, just beautiful. And the envelope die is jumping into my cart first thing.

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  40. OMGoodness, Dawn!!! A beautiful set, but he die is just awesome!!!!

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  41. I too am new to your stamps but love all the beautiful samples which are so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely treasures.


    Penny

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  42. Wow, that poppy stamp is beautiful! And fabby samples. Would so love the chance to play with this set. Thank you.

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  43. Really cute! And I love the sample projects!

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  44. -the images in this set look beautiful and i am in love with the envelope die! - tops on my wish list! laura j

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  45. Oh my, love, love, love....so much!!

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  46. WOW! The gorgeous flowers (love the poppy!), the charming envelope and the stunning samples are truly delightful!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  47. Jennifer Abbott-ScottJuly 8, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    These are BEAUTIFUL! What a fabulous little envelope die I LOVE IT! And those stamps look amazing. Gorgeous samples and a very exciting release!

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  48. Wow! I want it! I love this stamp set! The poppies, the fonts on the sentiment and that fabulous envelop die is to die for :)

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