Thursday, February 2, 2012

February/March 2012 Release Day 2

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.

Spring Tags

  • 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?

Here I die cut several of the tags as well as some of our other dies including Love Notes and Hearts & Clouds.

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!

Project Supplies

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)


Easter Greetings
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)


Easter Wishes
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)

66 comments:

  1. Fabulous goodies, love all the different size tags.

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  2. Wow Dawn, I am totally blown away with these gorgeous cards!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this release!!! :)

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  3. Well, you had me with that "mature Easter card". I am pretty sure I fit in that category and I LOVE that card. Those circles with the sweet bird. Great cards today, very inspiring.

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  4. Yep, I have to agree......Dawn you had me with that last card. Love that layout and how you've die cut a frame and stamped that little floral image on it. That's my kinda card!!! Love this release so far!

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  5. These cards are so awesome, Dawn! Loving this release and the fact that you and the design team are rock stars with these stamps in your hands :)

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  6. These cards are beautiful! These tag dies are the EXACT tool I have been looking for to create my own tiny tags. I didn't want to buy three bulky punches of different sizes, but three small steel dies I can tuck away solves that problem! I love the dies you have been putting out just as much as I love the new stamp sets!

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  7. Wow, I love this collection of stamps and matching dies! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  8. SUPER sweet cards a great new stamp set!

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  9. WOW . . . have become your newest stalker as love your style. Think these might just have to fly across the water to me . . .

    Lou
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  10. I'm loving the folk art style you can create, but they also seem so versatile!! love all the new dies too!!

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  11. Your sets this month are so, so versatile! Love them!

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  12. Loving everything again today!! Love the tag dies especially... Shaping up to be a great release as usual :)

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  13. Loving this release, the new products are so fresh!

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  14. Great cards, Dawn! I especially liked the creative use of elements on the folk art inspired card. Looking forward to seeing even more!

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  15. You had me at "hello." I am totally loving your folk art look. I love watching how easily you build your images with the new stamps. As always, you layouts, colors and papers are fabulous. I have found a "must-have." donna
    donnacalamari@msn.com

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  16. I think you might have heard me dreaming of a set just like this...So beautiful! And I love the colors in your creations!

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  17. These look amazing! for years i have wanted a tag punch, but have not purchased one. The dies would be perfect to have different sizes. Love the stamps too!

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  18. Can't wait for the release! Loving those little die cut birds:) And the circle stackers have me really thinking of all kinds of projects!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I especially love the tag banner card. The new stamp set and dies are awesome. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

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  20. I'm amazed at how totally coordinated the sets and dies are, and the cards are truly inspirational.

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  21. WOW!!! These are all BEAUTIFUL projects!!! LOVE them!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh, I just love these dies! Those little tags are my favorite. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Wow! All of these sets are so fun, Dawn! Love the cards in this post- they're so stunning!

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  24. what a sweet little set and the dies are just fabby!

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  25. Those stamps are so darn cute! That birdie is adorable...And those dies! I love it all :)

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  26. The cards in today's post are gorgeous. Love the dies that go with the stamps too!

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  27. Super adorable, Dawn! Love how well all these sets work together. The layered circles look really fun and I love the tags. The floral and heart elements are so yummy - I can't wait to build patterns with them. Also perused your supply lists... pretty excited about what I saw! ;)

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  28. Such an exciting release so far. I love it all. Thanks to you and the DT for showing all the different ways of using these stamps and dies.

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  29. wow, DAWN!! i'm really loving those dies!! super cute! your second card is beautiful, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  30. gorgeous cards showcasing the new stamp and dies. love it all. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing how you made these absolutely fabulous cards... love the colours and this release is smashing!!!
    Robin

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  32. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  33. Everything is so beautiful! I love your choice of colors on these cards!

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  34. Lovely cards! i found your blog looking for inspiration and i love the stamps and the dies used on these beautiful cards. i am from the netherlands and did not know this company, i think i already have a wishlist!

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  35. I don't know what to say, these are beautiful! I love the tags! Love the folk look, these are amazing.

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  36. Amazing cards!! The release is awesome!!!!

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  37. Such beautifull projects! Love all the new dies and can`t wait to see the butterfly die tomorrow.

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  38. These are gorgeous samples, Dawn! I especially love the banner card...it's my fave!

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  39. SHUT UP!!! Look how cute those teensy tags are...Dawn, you have made me one happy girl! Do I really have to wait until the 5th?? Sigh...

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  40. Beautiful cards. Those tags are must have :). Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  41. Love these new designs & dies! They are a great addition to your older stamps too!

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  42. Adorable samples and I can't wait to see the full reveal of Spring Tags!

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  43. These are just too adorable and I love the colors for the sample cards...just to sweet.

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  44. I absolutely love this set, and especially the dies.
    I actually think that I have been purchasing more dies than stamps at this point!

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  45. Love, love, love this release!!

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  46. I love your cards, and the stamp set and dies are amazing!! I can't wait to see the reveal!! Total winners!! :-)

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  47. These are absolutely adorable...definitely a must-have!

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  48. Ohh my goodness your cards are beautiful! I love the tag dies as well!

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  49. I love the folk art styles you are showing on these gorgeous cards!

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  50. You never cease to amaze me, Dawn! LOVE all that yellow and your banner, and that woodgrain background is FABULOUS! LOVE it paired with pink ;)!

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  51. I love the stamps! The cards are beautiful as well, especially the Easter Greetings one.

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  52. I'm going crazy for these stamps, dies, and the colors you've been using on your projects!

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  53. Everything is OH SO PRETTY! Love the tag dies and the beautiful flower stamps and that round stamp w/ flower in the bottom. So fabulous!

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  54. Such a beautiful set!
    Love all the examples...
    but you had me at #1...
    just stunning!

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  55. yeah more goodies to share today! Love the scallop card and new dies! I will say the tags card is really adorable and the dies will make it nice to cut all the different sizes! Can't wait to see more! Thanks!

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  56. Gorgeous cards, I think my favorite is the one with the tags! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  57. Absolutely fabulous. Love this folksy set!

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  58. LOVE the set and the NEW DIES!! YEAH!! =)
    THANKS so much for the AWESOME chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  59. I'm liking the Circle Stacker dies!

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  60. Love the new Dies and the folk art stamps. TFS

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  61. Those tags are so CUTE !! I can't help purchasing them though my tags collection is accumulating !!

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  62. The new stamps, the new dies. Love it all. You are amazing Dawn.

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  63. Crafty dreams..... are made of THESE! OMG! Your work NEVER ceases to AMAZE me! Great job with ALL of these!!!!!!!

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  64. Such pretty images! Love your sample card with the tags! SO NEAT!

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