Friday, February 3, 2012

February/March 2012 Release Day 3

I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying the previews so far. I have had so much fun with this release, I actually had to narrow down which projects to post! 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 one more die.

Easter Greetings

  • is a 3X4 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 4 stamps; 3 images and 1 sentimet
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for just $6

Layered Butterfly Die

  • contains 4 stackable shapes to build a layered butterfly
  • comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for just $7

Easter Greetings is my take on the traditional Easter egg...with a not-so-traditional twist. I have always loved those intricately carved and painted egg designs. So in keeping with the Folk Art theme, I decided to create some Easter eggs to compliment the rest of this release.

For this card, I paired one of the Easter egg designs and the sentiment from Easter Greetings with many of the images from Spring Tags. As I showed you earlier this week, these designs are actually quite simple to create, the key is repetition. Just make sure to mirror your design horizontally, vertically, or both.

I really love the detailed design in these eggs. I think they're a little more sophisticated than your average easter egg. I decided to make it the focal point of my next card.

I started with a Label Layers 2 die and framed the egg with the leave bough from Folk Art Florals. This is quickly becoming my most used die. I and added a bow from Kisses & Cuddles to the top and bottom. The background was stamped using triple flower and leaves images from Folk Art Florals, and topped with a woodgrain panel using Woodgrain Silhouettes.

The panel was sewn on three sides, leaving the top open to tuck a gift card into.

I am so excited to share our Layered Butterfly Die with you. You may remember this post where I created a vellum butterfly using the Hearts & Clouds Die. Well, that inspired our Layered Butterfly Die.

I started by cutting the butterfly from 2 different patterned papers and Kraft cardstock.

Now you can use as many or as few of the layers as you would like. I used just the base in a card yesterday. But for this card, I used all 4 layers and stacked them one on top of the other as shown below.

Having the multiple layers really allows you to create lot's of depth and movement. They are especially gorgeous in vellum. I matted the colorful butterfly with a Circle Stacker and added some leaves from Folk Art Florals stamped with some text from Defining Words.


Next I wanted to share a much more elegant design using just the base of the Layered Butterfly Die. I think this would make a gorgeous gift set.

Here I stamped the entire card base with leaves from Folk Art Florals and embossed them in white. I die cut the butterflies from black cardstock and stamped the same leaf in white onto opposite corners. A banner stamped with Easter Wishes from Spring Post and flanked with rhinestones is the finishing touch.

That's all I have for today. But the Design Team has more to share, be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they have done.

Would you like to win Easter Greetings, and the Layered Butterfly Die? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST February 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 a chance to win the entire release! Hope you can join us!

Project Supplies

Easter Greetings
Stamps: Easter Greetings - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2-5-12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Natural White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)


Easter Greetings - Gift Card Holder
Stamps: Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Easter Greetings - available 2/5/12, Kisses & Cuddles, Woodgrain Silhouettes (Wplus9)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!); Green (Martha Stewart); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Kraft, Natural White cardstock (Wplus9 beta)
Dies: Label Layers 2 (Wplus9)
Other: sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark); crochet trim (Simplicity); 1 inch punch (Stampin' Up!)


My Dear Friend
Stamps: Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Defining Words (Wplus9)
Ink: Close to Cocoa(Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Layered Butterfly, Timeless Tags, Circle Stackers 1, Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Paper: Natural White, Kraft (Wplus9 beta); Patterned paper (Authentique, October Afternoon)
Other: twine (May Arts); buttons (Papertrey Ink); Pinking shears (Fiskars); sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark); crochet trim (Simplicity)


Easter Wishes
Stamps: Folk Art Florals, Spring Post (Wplus9)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Black, Lavendar Moon, Vellum cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Layered Butterfly - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: rhinestones (Kaisercraft); sewing embossing powder (Stampendous)

62 comments:

  1. Omg.. I am so sold on this release. Count me in on everything!!!!

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  2. Those layered butterflies are gorgeous, so nice to be able to have the choice of how many layers to use on each project.

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  3. Another awesome day of samples and sneaks! I'm really loving the eggs and the butterfly dies look awesome too!

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  4. These cards are beautiful! The Layered Butterfly Die is very unique and innovative! I can't wait to try it out!

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  5. I think Folk Art Florals needs to come home to me! These cards are just gorgeous Dawn and I really like the look of the new Butterfly die. Unique in the way it is layered!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL cards! Wonderful stamps and dies! So inspiring to come here! Thanks!

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  7. Gorgeous creations Dawn....Love the new stamps and esp. the butterfly die.

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  8. The butterfly die is so creative, tks for the awesome design !

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  9. OMG Dawn! I am loving the folk art theme this month, and that butterfly is fabulous!

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  10. LOVE that butterfly die and that cute little bird.
    Gorgeous cards!

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  11. Love all your cards and posts thus far, but the butterfly die is definitely my favorite- LOVE the 3 layers! Can't wait to get this die set in my Cuttlebug!

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  12. Again, so many beautiful examples with the new sets from you and the team.... in love with the folksy look from these new sets!!
    Robin

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  13. That butterfly die looks so fun! And fabulous cards, too =) TFS!

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  14. Love the card you created with the new butterfly die!

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  15. beautiful!! love the options for the layered butterfly!!

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  16. I love that butterfly dies set... I've gotta have it LOL! And I love the card you made with it :)

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  17. Your last card is stunning. It would most definitely make a fabulous gift set!

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  18. All the layering you are doing on your stamping is beautiful Dawn. And I adore the papers you choose for the butterfly card. So beautiful!

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  19. More inspring beauty today. I can not wait to create my own folk art cards. donna
    donnacalamari@msn.com

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  20. Love all the new releases so far! I've gotten a few stamp sets so far and love them, plus your shipping is extremely reasonable and customer service is AWESOME! :) Can't wait till I get my next pay cheque so I can load up again!

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  21. Seriously amazing and innovative! Everyone from the DT, including you!, has fabulous samples to show.

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  22. I hope that got extra of those layer butterflies made because I am sure they are going to FLY away. I am really loving everything is this release.

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  23. wow! i love the versatility of these stamps! they are gorgeous! and that butterfly die is SO awesome!

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  24. Dawn, you are totally rocking the Folk Art look! The stamping on your first card is amazing! I'm loving the soft look of your other three designs, especially the wonderful texture on the card with the layered butterfly.

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  25. What an ingenious design for the butterfly die! The layers add so much to the design - who wouldn't love one of those adorable little guys on their cards. Still loving the folk art look - the Easter Eggs are so unique!

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  26. I just LOVE that layered butterfly, looks fabulous! And the Easter egg stamps are wonderful too. This release has been worth the wait!

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  27. LOVE that layered butterfly and the dies!!!

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  28. These wonderful stamps will inspire me to send some Easter cards this year.

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  29. Oh my word I am in awe! Cannot WAIT for this release Dawn!
    That layered butterfly may change my life...and the folk art look is so super cool. I'm giddy with anticipation!

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  30. I love love love the Easter Wishes card!

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  31. The layered butterfly is so sweet! I adore butterflies and this one is just the best!

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  32. The butterfly layered die is awesome! i love what all the DT did with their projects too, thanks for the great post today.

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  33. What a great release of products...is that W plus 9 paper coming our way I see?
    Heather J.

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  34. Gorgeous creations, Dawn!! Loving that third card with all the little bits and pieces here and there!

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  35. GORGEOUS Springtime images and projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  36. Love these butterflies, just too sweet!

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  37. Gorgeous projects...
    am loving the folk art Easter!

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  38. fabulous projects showcasing the stamps and dies. those butterflies are so cute. love the shape of the butterfly and how it layers.

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  39. Lovely cards from you and the DT....and thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

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  40. the dies and stamps are so beautiful, I would be so afraid I couldn't do them justice. I just am loving the folk art look, I'm crossing my fingers that I get a new job, I need (ok I don't need, but really, really want) this whole release.

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  41. The layered butterfly die is awesome...love the inspiration! Thanks!

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  42. AWESOME CREATIONS!! I LOVE them all and I can only image how AMAING the other ones were that you had to narrow down/out!! =)
    THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  43. I love these stamps! Ijust recently discovered you & became a follower. Imam totally hooked on these!

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  44. The butterfly die is so inspired! I'm loving this whole release!

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  45. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO talented, DAWN! OMG! How do you DO it ALLLLLL? So much stunning, RIGHT here! The fact that you DREAM up these scrumptious images ON TOP running the business, CREATING on so many levels - WOW! All I can say is that you are A-MAZE-ING!

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  46. Beautiful cards, and I love those easter eggs and the butterfly die and the tags too!! The design team has done a great job with their examples!!

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  47. Beautiful cards! I am really enjoying all the
    projects created with the new release.

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  48. That layered butterfly is a great idea! Very cool...definitely need to try that one out!

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  49. Your products are beautiful! I LOVE the layered butterfly die. Your "My Dear Friend" card is stunning.

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  50. ohhh... the butterfly dies are soo sweet! can't wait to see all the new stamp sets...

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  51. Adorable cards, I really love those Butterflies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. You are killing me with all these goodies---I want it all!!

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  53. Adorable!! I can't wait to see the entire set!

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  54. Oh my these butterfly dies are just the cutest things ever. I'm so excited about them.

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  55. Beautiful! LOVE the Easter eggs and that FABULOUS butterfly die!

    Naomi
    xoxo

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  56. That layered butterfly is super cute!

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  57. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the butterfly die!!

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  58. Cool card samples! I'm really loving this release!

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  59. Omg another gorgeous set and I love the dies!!!!

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  60. wow! The layered butterfly die is super cool!

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  61. LOVE all this stampy goodness, Dawn! And your butterflies are over-the-top FABULOUS!

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