Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dec/Jan 2012 Release Day 3

Welcome back to day 3 of our Dec/Jan Release! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the last two days of previews beginning here. Thank you so much for all of the kind comments you all have left so far. I am so happy to hear how excited everyone is for this release!

Today we are giving you guys a peek at our final stamp set and die. Many of you have been requesting another follow-up set to the popular A Pocketful series, and today, it is my pleasure to introduce:

A Pocketful: Valentine

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 15 stamps; 1 pocket image, 3 pocket filler images, 5 accent images, and 6 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for just $13

Love Notes Die

  • compliments the A Pocketful stamp series (these dies are meant to coordinate with the pockets and stamped images from the Pocketful series, not to be stamped onto)
  • comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for just $7

Are you ready for a pocketful of fun?! First up, a bright and cheerful card full of personality.

To create the background panel, I stamped the small solid envelope and little solid conversation hearts randomly similar to this.

For the focal point, I used the large envelope die cuts by themselves. I added a little postmark using Postmarked, and stamped "Be Mine" from the A Pocketful: Valentine set directly onto the envelope. I matted the letters using Label Layers 2.

Next up, a card that almost found it's way to the trash. It just wasn't doing it for me until I added the natural white panel and stamped the flowers from A Pocketful. Crazy how that happens, huh?

I used the large pocket from the A Pocketful Die to tuck the large envelopes from the Love Notes Die into. I wanted to show you an up close shot of all of the dies from this set. They are so detailed. Each die has embossed lines and little hearts that are punched out when you cut them. You can see where I've used distress ink on the small pocket to bring out the faux stitching created by the embossing.

To add my sentiment, I cut a label from Label Layers 2 and used just the end and stamped "Valentine" from A Pocketful: Valentine onto it. To make the heart in my envelope stand out, I adhered a little scrap of red cardstock to the back.

Finally, I wanted to create some little valentines that would be easy to mass produce and hand out at school. With the fun images, and by mixing and matching the sentiments from the original A Pocketful set you can make both boy and girl appropriate valentines.

Aren't they adorable? These are so fun and easy to make.

The finished size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. To attach the candy I used a 1 inch x 3.5 inch strip scored as shown below and adhered to the back of the card.

The border image from Class Act created a perfect frame for each one. I used the outlined cluster of conversation hearts to fill each pocket and colored them with Copic markers. These would make a great project for the kids to help with. You could pre-stamp them and then pass them off to the little ones to color with markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

I really hope you have enjoyed all of the sneak peeks so far. And please be sure to visit the design team to see more.

Would you like to win A Pocketful: Valentine and the Love Notes Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST December 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

I will be back tomorrow with the full reveal, and another chance to win!

Project Supplies

Valentine Be Mine
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, Postmarked, Defining Words (Wplus9)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Thatched Straw - VersaMagic (Tsukineko)
Dies Label Layers 2, Love Notes - available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); White; October Afternoon
Other: buttons (Papertrey Ink); thread; Bakers Twine (Martha Stewart Crafts)


Pocketful of Love Notes
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, A Pocketful(Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen, Faded Jeans distress ink (Ranger)
Dies Label Layers 2, A Pocketful Hearts & Clouds and Love Notes - both available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: White, Natural White; Five & Dime, Modern Homemaker paper pads (October Afternoon)
Fibers: crochet trim (Simplicity)
Other: buttons and twine (Papertrey Ink); thread; Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber (Ranger)


School Valentines
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, A Pocketful, Class Act (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); markers (Copics)
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Kiwi Kiss (Papertrey Ink)

57 comments:

  1. What cute projects! I love the colors.
    Those dies would get a lot of mileage in my studio, that's for sure!

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  2. Dawn, you have such an incredible sense of colour! I love the little hearts in the pocket and envelope dies.

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  3. Wow!! I am in love with those tiny envelopes and the valentine's set!! I just bought the pocketful set and now it looks like it'll have a companion very soon!!

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  4. Oh I love the little love notes, what a fabulous set!!!

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  5. So creative and fun! I am loving your bright color combinations and hearts galore! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. I know where my birthday money is going this year! LOL......Gorgeous samples Dawn!! I can't wait to get my hands on this release!! I am soo happy to see an addition set to the pocket set I adore!!!

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  7. Okay this is it! I want this set of dies and all because it's too cute! If I don't win I am telling hubby to please buy me these for Christmas because your cards won me over! Love each of them so! I do hope I win because he's not so good with ordering on line. Keep the releases coming please! Loving each day! Thanks!

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  8. These are lovely ! Loving those last lot of mini valentines - so clever and bright and cheery :)

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  9. gorgeous card. Love your color combos. Those dies are so cute.

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  10. Whats not to love...I just looove everything here. TFS those wonderful,cheerful cards too.

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  11. Your projects are fabulous, as always! I love the details on the dies...so clever

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  12. I just love your cards... The colors you chose are stunning and you do the most amazing things with the stamp set.

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  13. My head is shaking from side to side - confused, amazed, DELIGHTED! {How DOES she do it? - the mind wonders!?!} HOW can one lil' gal produce SO much goodness? HOLY crackers - you are ONE talented machine, my friend. I don't know why there is always this need to identify a favorite from SUCH a menagerie of goodness, but TRULY - the are ALL my favorites! THESE are true treasures, Dawn! Wow, g-i-r-l! You, GO!

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  14. Adorable cards, I think the second one with the red flowers and red heart is my favorite! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  15. Absolutely stunning cards! Each one is so different & unique. What a fun set!

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  16. Oeh, these are perfect!!! I loooooove the love letter die, those lines for the edges of the envelope are perfect! Awesome die, fabulous stamps!! I'm in love! :-D
    Hugs, Wendy

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  17. My favourite is the envelope die with the little heart - adorable and the perfect shaped heart too! Your samples are just so inspiring and inviting :)

    Penny

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  18. What can I say? I am completely sold out on the release this month. Your samples are simply stunning and so versatile.

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  19. These are beautiful Dawn, love the idea of the bar behind the Valentine!! All the girls projects are fab as always!!
    Robin

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  20. This set is very cute. This release has been great so far. Io r the dies u created for this set. I'm also glad I didn't throw out that card because it's gorgeous.

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  21. Love the bright cheery colors on the samples instead of the traditional red & Pink. So fabulous Dawn!

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  22. You have got to be kidding me with these!! I need a job so I can buy it all!!!!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I am in LOVE with those envelope dies!

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  24. OMGoodness! I love all the layers in the first card. And the colors are bold and fun. What a great die set. Then I saw the pocket of heart candies.... get out! So cute! Love the sentiments too. What a gorgeous little Valentine treat sample. Great color work. I could keep going..... LOVE IT ALL!

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  25. Not only am I swooning from those stamps, but those dies are making my heart skip a beat too! :D
    Loving your samples as always and that first card is especially fun and fabby with your stamped background and fun colour scheme!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  26. My Pocket Set arrived the other day and I am going to be so excited to get my hands on this one, Dawn, with those adorable dies. The flower & denim pocket card above: {{love}} it!

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  27. Dawn, you have outdone yourself again. Another round of amazing projects - I actually think the one you were planning to trash is my favorite. You have combined so many different elements, but they all come together perfectly on that card. This set will be a great compliment to A Pocketful, and those dies! I love that you share them with us - as you said, its great to see all that detail! Can you tell me more about the scoring tool you use?

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  28. I have already won a prize package, but I wanted to leave you a comment anyway to let you know how happy I am that you have added this companion set to pocketful! Those Love Note dies are a must have too! Great projects today! Can't wait to add these to my cart!!

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  29. amazing projects! I love the hand stamped background with the hearts and envies, so cute!

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  30. goodness... those dies are so clever and so cute!! and the stamps? sa-weeet!!

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  31. Oh, these are just fantastic, Dawn! I'm particularly fond of that red and blue beauty! So much to LOVE! And I can just see your boys' backpacks brimming with those last Valentines come Valentine's Day week. Absolutely precious!

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  32. Another really amazing set. I love the little faux envelopes, the pocket....just all of it!

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  33. These projects and images and simply darling! I love them all!

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  34. wow another awesome blog hop today...I am so loving this release.. Love all the great die cuts and amazing stamps...these are a MUST HAVE...The DT did an awesome job...thanks for sharing..

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  35. I am so in love with these lovelies!

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  36. Oh, Sheesh! There's more stamps and sets and dies that I just love!!! How cute! I just ordered the "Pocketful" items during the Black Friday sale, so I know that these will find a way to my home! Love them!

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  37. Absolutely adorable stamps! Super cute designs!

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  38. The dies! Love them and also love all the color you put into your cards. so cute!

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  39. Ooohhh, I am SO excited with the peeks today! I am thrilled to see more Pocketful Additions, and must have them ASAP! :) SO cute!

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  40. All of these is so adorable. I am inlove with those little enlope dies.

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  41. Omg! I am super excited about this release!! All the projects are SO amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on all these goodies!!

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  42. This is so cute...LOVE the jeans pocket with the flowers and love note so super cute and sweet....a must have stamp set!

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  43. Just too sweet! Everything is just so adorable and I can't wait to have my own to use.

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  44. I am in love. These are must-haves for valentine's day. Perfect for a man, woman or child. fabulous samples too! donna at donnacalamari@msn.com

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  45. Hello cuteness! Those little envies are just adorable! Love the little heart cut-outs!

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  46. What a great addition to the original pocketful set. i love all things hearts and would use these all year round.
    TFS
    Ang

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  47. The stamp set and dies look fabulous. I would love them for Valentines day, but I think I could use them all year round. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I don't know how you do it Dawn, creating great releases after great releases along with fantastic cards to showcase them.

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  49. I love the Valentine pocket set and dies. I love all the pocket sets. They are just darling and very interchangeable. I like that about them. :)

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  50. More awesome stamp sets!! How am I ever going to chose??? Your samples and the DT samples are amazing!!

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  51. So far I have been able to resist the pocket stamps, but no longer! The sweet little envelopes with the hearts on them and that adorable valentine card with the candy hearts is so great. I can not wait for release day!

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  52. The stamps are adorable and the dies are a must-have. Love the note die, it's my favorite!!

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  53. Fantastic sets: they look great, and the dies look fun to go with the set: a great idea!!

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  54. What a cute set! Love the coordinating dies and the samples are so sweet!

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  55. Cute envelope die! It's be good for making Valentines for a class party.

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