Friday, December 2, 2011

Dec/Jan 2012 Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of our Dec/Jan 2012 Release! Make sure you have a cup of coffee (or wine) handy, because I just could not stop creating. I am so excited to introduce:

Heartfelt Mix

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 24 stamps; 12 images and 12 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for just $19

Hearts & Clouds Die

  • coordinates with Heartfelt Mix stamp set
  • comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for just $7

And we have a coordinating die for one of our very first releases. This die, takes Love Birds to a whole new level of fun!

Love Birds Die

  • coordinates with Love Birds stamp set
  • comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for just $9

First up, a bright and clean card featuring the new Love Birds Die and stamp set paired with Heartfelt Mix. These sets work so well together.

I started by prepping all of my pieces, which meant cutting out my die cuts. The Love Birds Die comes grouped together on one die, but can easily be separated by snipping the little metal connectors to be used for negative cutting.

Then I stamped all of my pieces. The dies are generously sized and the stamps are trimmed close to the images, making lining up and centering your stamps on these dies a breeze!

I used the Label Layers 2 Die as a backdrop for my little birds perched in the tree. I cut the label first from blue cardstock, and then again from white. I nested the resulting blue label die into the negative space of the white one for a unique twist on using die cuts. I added some clouds and my sentiment, both from Heartfelt Mix to finish this card off.

Next is another "morph" card from the previous, continuing with the same idea of nesting my die cuts.

I cut out my clouds first and stamped them with the cloud image from Heartfelt Mix.

The clouds from this die and stamp combo are created without a border. The die cut is slightly smaller than the stamp image. This allows the pattern to bleed from edge to edge. It also creates some great layering opportunities for layering the stamp and die cut separately as I've done in this example.

After stamping, I nested the clouds back into their negative spaces and layered another plain white cloud on top. Oh, and did you see the little sun from A Pocketful peeking out from behind the clouds? I added my sentiment and a little wire/string image from Heartfelt Mix to perch my bird on to finish this one off.

Next, I wanted a fun and cheerful little "pick me up" card. I started by stamping the triple string image several times in pink, red, blue, and yellow across the front of my card base. I then used the Hearts & Clouds Die to cut out a small and large heart. I stamped them each. There are 4 patterns included for the large heart and 3 for the small heart. I used the old fashioned clothespin image to "hang" them from the string.

Next, I wanted to do a "baby" card. But one for the new parents. I love the idea of using the large hearts to represent the parents, and the small one to represent the new little one.

First, I created a background pattern by stamping several of the large heart images in a tone-on-tone fashion.

For the focal image, I used our Label Layers 3 Die, two of the heart images stamped directly onto the label, and the small heart die cut from the Hearts & Clouds Die stitched in the center.

My sentiment and a little lace border from Mehndi Medallions at the top finish this one off.

My final card is probably my favorite of the day. I made a fun little discovery while playing with the dotted heart stamp from Love You More and the heart die cuts from the Hearts & Clouds Die.

LOVE that butterfly! I started by stamping the heart image four times like so:

I then die cut a bunch of the hearts from vellum. I wasn't sure how many I would use at the time, but I ended up using 4 large (2 layers each side for the top wing) and 2 small (1 layer each side for the bottom).

The slightly taller shape of these hearts made for perfect wings. I layered them all together gluing just the bottom points where they meet with Tombow Mono multi glue. I hand stitched in the body and antennae with red floss. I added the "Today, Tomorrow, Forever" sentiment from Love You More as the "trail". (yeah, I smiled when I finished this card, it just makes me happy)

Some foliage from Love Birds and little Mehndi Medallions background stamping finish this one off nicely.

I really hope you are enjoying the previews so far. These sets are so much fun to use. Be sure to stop by the Design Team's blogs to see what they have done. They always think of something that I haven't.

Would you like to win Heartfelt Mis, Love Birds, the Hearts & Clouds Die, and the Love Birds Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST December 3rd to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

The fun continues tomorrow with another stamp set and coordinating die, see you then!

Project Supplies

Happy Thoughts
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - available 12-5-11, Love Birds(Wplus9)
Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Thatched Straw - VersaMagic, Rose Bud - Momento, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies Label Layers 2, Hearts & Clouds Die, Love Birds - both available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); White
Other: White Detail embossing powder (Stampendous)


Here For You
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - available 12-5-11, Love Birds, A Pocketful (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun, Close To Cocoa dye ink (Stampin' Up!)
Dies Hearts & Clouds Die, Love Birds - both available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); White

Hang In There
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - available 12-5-11 (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close To Cocoa dye ink (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); Thatched Straw - VersaMagic, Rose Bud - Momento (Tsukineko)
Dies Hearts & Clouds Die - available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); White
Other: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Here For You
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - available 12-5-11, Love Birds, A Pocketful (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun, Close To Cocoa dye ink (Stampin' Up!)
Dies Hearts & Clouds Die, Love Birds - both available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); White

Baby Congrats
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - available 12-5-11, Mehndi Medallions (Wplus9)
Ink: Chocolate Chip dye ink (Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender - Momento, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies Hearts & Clouds Die - available 12-05-11. Label Layers 3 (Wplus9)
Paper: Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink); Kraft, Natural White
Other: button & twine (Papertrey Ink); white thread; White Detail embossing Powder (Stampendous); Scalloped edge punch (Stampin' Up!)

Butterfly Kisses
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix, Love You More - both available 12-5-11, Mehndi Medallions, Love Birds (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red dye ink (Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Dies Hearts & Clouds Die - available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Fine Linen, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Kraft, Natural White
Other: twine (Papertrey Ink); white thread; Scalloped edge punch (EK Success); red embroidery floss; Mono Multi Glue (Tombow)

58 comments:

  1. As always, these projects are GORJUS, Dawn!! What kind/brand of ink are you using on these projects? The colors are amazingly bright and vibrant!! I'd love to know . . . always on the lookout for great ink that works well with clear stamps. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Okay. Seriously! I want WHATEVER you've got in your coffee! FIVE cards! SERIOUSLY!!!! YOU go, you crazy-talented and PROLIFIC rock star! WOW, girl! THIS is some EXCELLENT paper play - yes baby!!! WHAT a bounty of fabulosity! THIS release is OVER the top - in fact, the SKY'S the limit! {hee hee} Thank you for gracing the crafty world with your brilliant creations! Yeee HAW!

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  3. These stamps and dies are so wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  4. oh wow! These stamps are brilliant and your cards are all amazing! I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite if I had to! Love it all!

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  5. These are so cute!! I love that butterfly card! So super cute & creative!! I also love the wire/string in the set! So fun!

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  6. great cards. you are so talented. Love that dotted heart stamp. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Super awesome cards! I just love your creativity with this stamp set.

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  8. Ohhh...adorable cards! I really love those little birds and that butterfly is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win1

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  9. These are gorgeous! I've been looking for a good heart set and this could easily be it! Love the patterns on the hearts and the cards you show are sooooo pretty!lovely sets!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  10. Oh My! You have so totally rocked the dies and stamps together :) I am so loving all the new releases and creative ways to put them to use :)

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  11. These are super samples - but that last card is just awesome - love the subtle colours and the punch of red, as well as the softness of the vellum.

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  12. LOVE LOVe love those birdies such GORGEOUS cards
    ...stunning ideas!

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  13. I am speechless with these creations. I've always wanted a bird stamp but somehow could never buy....this whole set looks so so perfect. TFS and making my day.

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  14. O lala, is a MUST HAVE ITEMS... the die are so beautiful incorporate with the love birds stamps... Yet another FABULOUS ideas, Dawn :)

    Angeline

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  15. This looks wonderful - what gorgeous samples! I love the string, such a simple stamp but oh so many ideas running around in my head for that one especially!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

    Penny

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  16. Dawn, these are awesome! Completely LOVE the butterflies!

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  17. Love the wire/string stamp for its versatility. Thanks for bringing us the die for Love Birds.

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  18. I am absolutely speechless! You outdid yourself on this one. I love the triple string image and how you nested the die cuts, SO clever!

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  19. Great projects Dawn!! I'm in love with the 'hang in there' card and the heart butterfly is just beautiful!!

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  20. oh man, I'm pretty tempted by the love birds die!

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  21. SUE-pah CUTE! Love those tweet birds:)

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  22. Dawn, these sets looks absolutely fabulous. I love the lines and how they can be so many things...such wonderful creativity!

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  23. Beautiful! I love all the dies, can't decide which is my favorite, but my favorite project is definitely the buttefly kite card. GORGEOUS! And I love the vellum wings!

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  24. So far EVERYTHING is going on my wishlist! Thanks for going back and making dies for one of my favorite sets!

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  25. Get out of town! Love the dies for the old set, please please please say there are dies coming for some other sets too!!! Your cards are amazing, that butterfly is out of this world!

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  26. Such sweet cards, Dawn! I too am wondering what brand of ink you're using as you've got great coverage on your images :)
    I love sets that can easily morph together - so versatile!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  27. Wow, love these sentiments and love what you've done with the dies...

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  28. All of the samples are just beautiful. Love it all!

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  29. I am in serious need of some Valentine and love-themed stamps, and these certainly fit the bill! Your butterfly is so clever, but my fave is the one of hearts hanging by clothespins. Too cute!

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  30. Oh my goodness, Dawn! You had me at Love Birds die!! Another fantastic group of cards with such inspiring ideas (love the butterfly and the nested die cuts!) and I am seriously excited about all of these sets. I'm heading off to visit the other ladies, but I couldn't leave without first telling you what a fantastic set of previews you shared for today! I'm sure I'll be back to look again later (at least once!)!

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  31. Gorgeous new sets - I love the stamp/dies of the birds and branches (in Love Birds)! I think they are so versatile!

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  32. wow what a great release... I love all these die cuts...the DT did an amazing job and I LOVE IT ALL...thanks for the fun blog hop...

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  33. I love the mixture of clouds, hearts and birds prevalent in today's projects! Your cards are wonderful...I especially love the clever Hang In There card.

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  34. Wow, what amazing projects! The stamps and dies are awesome, so sweet and also elegant. And I love how Christina used the heart die today, so cool!

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  35. Oh! Dawn, all these cards are stunning specailly that last one. Everything about it is so amazing. Love how you created your own pattern paper to create such a settle but gorgeous and effective background.

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  36. These sets are too cute! Not even Christmas yet, but I'm already excited for Valentine's Day! Beautiful projects--thanks for sharing!

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  37. Beautiful samples, Dawn! I love how you used the sun from Pocketful...such a great idea!!

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  38. Wow, I love each and every project! I have a thing for birds lately, and would love to add these goodies to my stamp collection! :)

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  39. Dawn, You have gone and done it again girl! I am IN LOVE!!! Seriously, I can NOT pick a favorite from these today. Just all so wonderful in their own ways! When do these go on sale? hehe

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  40. I just love those birds! And the dies are so awesome too. Great projects, thanks for sharing your projects - i am off to look at the other team blogs.

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  41. Wow, very beautiful sample cards. As always, your projects have a way to stir the creative juices. Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to this release.

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  42. Such gorgeous stamps for today's release, too! I love what you did with the hearts to make the butterfly. So gorgeous!

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  43. Your cards are lovely! I'm loving the heart butterfly you created:)

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  44. Dawn, these are just gorgeous! I am in love with your butterfly card...those vellum wings are so delicate and beautiful!

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  45. The stamps and matching dies are so perfect. I think the triple string image is pure genius!

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  46. These look like wonderful sets and the cards are lovely!!! Can't wait to see the complete sets!!

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  47. All your cards are beautiful but that butterfly card is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Absolutely love these images!!! Can't wait so see the full sets. Your cards are amazing!!

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  49. Wow, totally amazing! I love everything you've shown here. These new stamps and dies are a must-have!

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  50. It's getting better each day! Or more like hard to chose which set I will buy! Wow! I love the diversity of the heart for this because I know how I can use it several ways and seeing the butterfly was making my head spin with ideas! Oh my! Loving this release and that you are showing cool ways to use the products! Thank you! :-) Amy

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  51. Love all of these, especially the dies :)

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  52. Oh my I just absolutely love what u did with with these sets and dies. Talk about versatility! I absolutely love them all.

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  53. Wowza, even more fun dies and stamps. You are on fire girl! Loving the variety of samples. I always wanted this bird set now it has a die, even for the cute branch! LOVE IT. A butterfly made from hearts and vellum. Brilliant!

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  54. Amazing creations, Dawn! I love the new sets, especially those birds (and YAY for the dies!), and your color schemes are perfect.

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  55. Too many cute samples to possibly pick a fave, but I'm absolutely swooning over those vellum butterfly wings! Pure genius, girl!

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  56. I love these calm peaceful images - especially the pretty birds & flower images with their matching die!

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  57. There is just so much cute here. I love the butterfly from hearts and added it to my Visualize list. The whole release is wonderful.

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  58. Love all the projects! The new dies are so adorable, love the butterfly project made with hearts, genious!!

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