Welcome back for day 2 of our February/March 2012 Release. If you are just joining us, be sure to start here at Day 1. All previewed items will be available for purchase on February 5th at www.wplus9.com.
Today, we are introducing another new stamp set and 2 more dies.
- is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 15 stamps; 3 (1.75") circle tag images, 4 sentiments, and 8 accent images
- will be available for purchase February 5th for just $14
Circle Stackers 1 Die
- contains 3 stackable round shapes
- coordinates with the Spring Tags stamp set
- comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
- will be available for purchase February 5th for just $15
Timeless Tags Die
- a classic tag shape in 3 graduated sizes
- comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
- will be available for purchase February 5th for just $11
Spring Tags is an all around Spring must-have set. Personally, I usually shy away from "tag" sets, as I like things that are a bit more than one trick. When designing this set, I wanted to give you as many possibilities as possible. There are 3 1.75" classic round tag images included in this set that will fit onto one or more of the 3 shapes in the Circle Stackers 1 Die. But today, I wanted to showcase some of the other uses for this set. To show you how you can really stretch it.
For my first card, I've used many of the images included to create another Folk Art inspired pattern. Let me show you how I created this one. All of the images used here are included in Spring Tags.
I started by stamping my sentiment from Folk Art Florals in the center of a piece of Natural White cardstock.
I stamped the heart image centered above the sentiment and flanked it on either side with the vine heart image. I then mirrored this underneath the sentiment.
Next I added the birds to the top and bottom, and then framed the whole thing with the floral swag image at the top and bottom. So easy to create, yet it looks so detailed and amazing.
Up next, another homespun folksy creation with a modern twist. Here, bright colors and stark white give this a more crisp and clean feel.
To create the focal point, I used two of the circles from Circle Stackers 1. I stamped the row of bird houses onto the simple circle and stacked that onto the pointelle edged one. I used this die on one of my cards yesterday and opted to punch out the negative spaces for that card. Here, I chose to leave them in place.
For a little added interest, I stamped the floral swag onto our Scalloped Oval Die at the top and bottom. I then cut it in half and used it to frame the focal image. Many of the images from this release are scaled to fit nicely into this die.
A little background stamping with some help from Folk Art Florals, and this card is complete.
I love tags. Timeless Tags is the perfect set for me because I get 3 sizes of the same tag in one die. I am just that way, once I like something, I want it in every color, size, flavor, etc... My next project is a little spin on the banners that are so hot right now. I admit it, I like those banners. I could put a banner on anything. So why not combine that love?
And I strung them all together on a string. I embellished them, distressed them, and stamped the last one using Funky Flowers with "I miss you". And added a little butterfly (more on this tomorrow) just for good measure.
Last, but not least, a more mature Easter Card. I don't know about you, but I find that Easter has just not been hit with the "stylish" bug yet. You can find very tasteful and stylish decor and designs for just about every holiday...but good luck when it comes to Easter.
For this, I started by creating a woodgrain panel using Woodgrain Silhouettes for a backdrop. To create the scalloped frame, I cut two of our Scalloped Ovals and used the simple circle to cut a hole out of the center of one.
I stacked them all on top of each other, popping the top frame with foam tape, added the large bird from Folk Art Florals Die and matted it all with a Label Layers 2 Die. To create the scalloped floral border, I stamped one of the circle tag images multiple times horizontally and trimmed it out.
I added my sentiment from Spring Tags to the smallest tag from Timeless Tags and attached it with twine.
Easy, stylish, and fun.
Are you ready to see more? The Design Team is ON FIRE this month, be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they have done.
Would you like to win Spring Tags, Circle Stackers 1, and the Timeless Tags dies? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST February 3rd to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
The fun continues tomorrow with our last set and die!
Close At Heart
Stamps: Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2-5-12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Thatched Straw (Tsukineko)
Paper: Kraft, Natural White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink); Patterned paper (October Afternoon)
Dies: Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: Scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up!); twine (May Arts); button, ribbon (Papertrey Ink); sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark)
Stamps: Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Easter Greetings - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Summer Sunrise, Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Circle Stackers 1 - available 2/5/12, Scalloped Oval (Wplus9)
I Miss You
Stamps: Funky Flowers (Wplus9)
Ink: Close to Cocoa(Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Dies: Layered Butterfly, Timeless Tags, Circle Stackers 1, Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9); Love Notes, Hearts & Clouds (Wplus9)
Paper: Natural White, Kraft (Wplus9 beta); Patterned paper (Authentique, October Afternoon)
Other: twine (May Arts); buttons (Papertrey Ink); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up!); sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark)
Stamps: Folk Art Florals, Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Defining Words, Woodgrain Silhouettes (Wplus9)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Natural White, Kraft cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Berry Sorbet cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Circle Stackers 1, Folk Art Florals, Timeless Tags - available 2/5/12, Label Layers 2, Scalloped Oval (Wplus9)
Other: twine (May Arts); sewing machine (singer); thread (Coats & Clark); embossing powder (Stampendous)