Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April/May 2012 Release Week: Day 3

It's Day 3 of Release Week and we have a couple more items to introduce today! If you are just joining us, be sure to catch up starting with Day 1. All previewed items will be available for purchase on April 5th at www.wplus9.com.

We have 1 new stamp set and a coordinating die, as well as our very first Impression plate to share with you, so let's get started with the details.

Label Layers 4

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 9 stamps; 1 frame, 6 sentiment builders, and 2 accent images
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

Label Layers 4 Companion Die

  • coordinates with the Label Layers 4 stamp set
  • two separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

We are very pleased to announce that we are adding Impression plates to the Wplus9 line. These plates are manufactured by the same company as our Designer Dies. So you can expect the same high quality and lifetime guarantee that you've come to expect from Wplus9.

Chevron Impression Plate

  • 5.75" x 4.5" double sided steel impression plate
  • made in the USA
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

First up, Label Layers 4 and it's companion the Label Layers 4 die. Label Layers 4 is graphic label set with a slightly retro feel to it. The matching die comes with 2 individual dies; a solid rectangle base and an inner scalloped rectangle. You can use them alone, together to cut a negative frame, or stacked together like I've done for my first card here.

I stamped the frame onto our White card stock and die cut it using the base die from LL4. I die cut the inner rectangle from White card stock as well and stamped the sentiment "Hoot & Holla', It's Your Day!" onto it in navy and adhered it with foam tape onto the base.

For the main "Celebrate" sentiment, I die cut the smallest banner from Banner Trio and stamped it in navy. This is another set that works great with our previously released So 80's set. I used the stars to create a backdrop for the label.

I finished this card off by using the middle sized banner from Banner Trio as faux ribbon tails. I cut it in half, stamped it with the row of stars included in Label Layers 4 and tucked it under the label.

Another option for the Label Layers 4 die is to use just the base layer and use other sentiments from your stash to fit any genre you'd like.

Here, I've stamped the frame onto the base die cut and embossed the Mother's Day sentiment from Mother's Day Bouquet in white. To make the simple treatment stand out more, I created another frame using a couple of the floral images also from Mother's Day Bouquet.

For the next example, I wanted to show how amazing the Label Layers 4 stamp set looks when used on it's own.

For this card, I started with an Oatmeal card stock panel and stamped the frame in green. I added my sentiments in navy and added some flowers to each corner from Mother's Day Bouquet. I didn't even bother with masking here as I going for a more care-free and homespun feel. Perfectly imperfect.

A little inking, some stitching and some twine completes the warm rustic feel I was going for. (OK, so there wasn't really that much thought involved in it, but it sounds good, right?)

I'm actually really excited about this one. I'll start by saying that I had my fingers crossed when this one came in and I was NOT disappointed. In fact, I love it more in reality than I did in concept. Love it when that happens!

Do you see that pattern!? That would be our new Chevron Impression Plate. The really cool thing about this plate is that the impression it leaves is almost like those holographic cards. The pattern actually shifts depending on how the light catches it. From one angle it looks like a chevron, from another, like a herringbone pattern. And from yet another it looks like broken diagonal lines. It is so cool.

Here, I thought it would be perfect for a soft baby card. The chevron pattern and the simple design creates a such a sophisticated look paired with Onesie Twosie.

The Chevron Impression Plate has two sides. Both sides are the same scale with Side A set up vertically and Side B set up horizontally. Here I've used it horizontally to mat a little scene.

I couldn't help but pair the small onesies from Onesie Twosie with the clothesline from Heartfelt Mix.

Again, the embossed pattern lends a little sophistication to an otherwise whimsical card.

And finally, I wanted to try a little faux letterpress.

I simply used a brayer to apply white ink (from a re-inker, squeezed onto acetate) directly to the impression plate and ran it through the Big Shot. Note: this is very messy and not for the impatient or neat freak. Despite how "easy" tutorials make it look. It's not clean and it won't be perfect the first (or possibly the third) time. But...it does look cool.

I wanted to let all of the hard work take center stage, so I just added a sentiment from Super Star embossed in white onto a red strip. I added a line to the top and bottom by using a ruler and a white gel pen.

That's it for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the full reveal and all of the details on everything we are releasing. But before you go, the Design Team has lot's to share with you too.

Would you like to win Label Layers 4, the Label Layers 4 Companion Die and the Chevron Impression Plate? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST April 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

The fun continues tomorrow with more from this release and more chances to win, hope to see you then!

Project Supplies

Celebrate
Stamps: Label Layers 4 - available 4-5-12, So 80's (Wplus9)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
Card stock: White - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9); Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Label Layers 4, Banner Trio Die - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)

Happy Mother's Day
Stamps: Label Layers 4, Mother's Day Bouquet - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: White card stock (Wplus9); Aqua Mist card stock (Papertrey Ink); patterned paper (October Afternoon)
Dies: Label Layers 4 - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: ribbon, twine (Papertrey Ink); corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers); border punch (EK Success); paper flowers (stash)

Heartfelt & Genuine
Stamps: Label Layers 4, Mother's Day Bouquet - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Oatmeal card stock (Wplus9); patterned paper (October Afternoon, Echo Park)
Other: button, twine (Papertrey Ink); sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark)

Baby Congrats
Stamps: Onesie Twosie, Super Star - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft card stock (Wplus9); Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Banner Trio Die - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: Chevron Impression Plate - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9); ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

Congratulations
Stamps: Onesie Twosie - available 4/5/12, Heartfelt Mix (Wplus9)
Ink: Summer Sun, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!); London Fog Momento (Tsukineko); Shabby Shutters distress ink (Ranger)
Paper: White card stock (Wplus9); Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Lavendar Moon, Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Banner Trio Die - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: Chevron Impression Plate - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)

Congratulations
Stamps: Super Star - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White card stock (Wplus9); Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Chevron Impression Plate - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9); white gel pen (Signo Uni-ball); Corner Rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

90 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Loving that impression plate and the Banner Trio Die! I missed commenting on Day 1 post, but new cardstock sounds phenomenal! Would love to see it keep coming with more colours and larger packs :)

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  2. WOW! That Chevron Impression Plate is fantastic! Cannot wait to get my hands on that goodie! Really great release and I'm excited to see all the products in my little hands soon. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  3. Beautiful cards!!!!
    Loooooooove the chevron impression plate. The label layers stamp set is awesome!!

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  4. You can never have enough label stamps and dies... they are the backbone of every card for your sentiment! Love the Chevron plate... my sister is a knitter and she has a chevron rug and gorgeous afghan in her knitting room and I think of knitting patterns when I see this, I just have to get this!!! Thanks for the chance to win these great products!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  5. I like the look of that chevron die and the faux letterpress you did with it. I've been wanting to try it out.

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  6. love this label and sentiment set. THe chevron plate is so trendy.

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  7. I think I was overly excited when I saw the chevron IP. Yesssssssss!!!!

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  8. This is such an exciting release. I can't wait ti see the Chevron IP in person...

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  9. Can I just say "Hot Stuff" ?? I can't get over that Chevron Impression Plate...Super awesome!

    This release is so mind blowing :)

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  10. Simply amazing! I am loving the chevron plate!

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  11. I am just giddy with excitement! Loved days 1-3 and ready for the rest. Cannot wait!

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  12. Lovely cards. The Chevron plate is chic. I love the label and sentiments too. TFS

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  13. Wow, Wow, Wow Dawn!!!! I a super excited to see this release in full! The DT's projects have been amazing so far and so much inspiration from your blog!! Most excited to see the chevron impression plate.. looks brilliant!
    Robin

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  14. Loving all of the cards and the new releases, most of all that impression plate!

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  15. wow... awesome features and release. I'm loving that chevron impression plate.

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  16. I love this impression plate:). Excellent projects today - I love that older sets were incorporated as well! Heather j.

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  17. LOVING those sentiments with the striped shadows and the chevron impression plate is fabulous! Thanks for the tips about the faux letterpressing.

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  18. so cool!! love the new impression plate!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I love the chevron impression plate! I spotted that on one of the DT samples this week and have been waiting to see more.

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  20. Love everything so far and the versatility of the set is awesome!

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  21. I want everything you've shown here, including the cards!! Do you sell the cards?! So excited about the impression plate too!

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  22. The samples here and from the team are so inspiring, can't wait for the release - especially the impression plate!

    Penny

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  23. WOW - I am loving everything! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  24. That impression plate is so cool, especially the way you used it for the letterpress technique. Lots of fabulous new goodies this month!

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  25. Everything is so gorgeous!! Really love the impression plate!!

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  26. HOLLA! I love it! These cards just make me smile. I am such a sucker for banners and stars, and I love the impression plate - so unique! The 5th can't come fast enough.

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  27. LOVE all the cards! That impression plate is so pretty and also loving those baby cards! Everyhting looks fab!!!

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  28. You never cease to amaze me, Dawn! These are absolutely stunning! And your color combos... Swoon!

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  29. I think the chevron impression plate is the "thing" that will make me break down and get a die cutting machine. That is just too awesome!

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  30. Seriously gorgeous stamps and the samples WOW! I've been through the DT blogs too...feeling more WPlus9 being added to my cart :)!

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  31. I think I might just have squealed when I saw the impression plate! I love it!!!!! So cool! And the dies are fabulous too, but the impression plate!!!!!

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  32. more amazing designs from all team again today, just adoring the onsie twosie, soooooo sweet , TFS :) xxx

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  33. So many amazing things this month Dawn! So excited! I'm especially excited about the labels and superstar stamps!

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  34. Love that impression plate - looks fantastic on the cards.

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  35. Amazing cards and the labels and impression plates looks great.

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  36. Wow! Wow! Wow! Just amazing! Love those label layers and oh my that impression plate! It's so cool!!!!

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  37. Your Onesie Twosie cards are adorable and I <3 the Chevron impression plate.

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  38. Another amazing day of peeks and projects! I love what you have shown of the label set!

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  39. Beautiful projects, Dawn. I am loving these new products, especially when you showcase them with such fun layouts and delightful color combinations. Lovely. ;-)

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  40. These projects are all beautiful! So creative, and I love seeing how many sets work well together. I can't wait for your release!

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  41. Oh wow!! That impression plate looks so fun!! What a fun idea!! Your cards are very cute and fun of inspiring ideas!

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  42. That chevron impression plate is AMAZING! Your cards are fantastic, too. Looking to be a great release.

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  43. oh my! these are just gorgeous! I'm a big new fan of yours.
    cheers

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  44. These are all terrific. I love your releases. :)

    That chevron impression plate, especially, is inspired.

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  45. Wow, awesome cards! I am so loving the Chevron Impression Plate, and the onsie, eek! How cute!

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  46. So awesome! Love the new impression plate and cant believe how it does look different when you change the angles. another outstanding release!

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  47. So fun! I love the chevron IP!!!

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  48. You're samples are awesome! And the new impression plate looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait to try that whole brayer/ink thing:)

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  49. I'm obsessed with chevrons and babies. I love both your baby cards. I also like the retro feel of these new sentiments. So cool.

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  50. Okay I am in love with the impression plate....and just about everything eles. This release just keeps getting better and better

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  51. The impression plate is AWESOME! Very excited for it!! Beautiful cards - can't wait for the release!

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  52. I am a total sucker for labes and this one is terrific. what really sets it apart are the awesome words you have created to fit inside. Chevron -- Oh My!!! The samples are awesome as always. donna
    donnacalamari@msn.com

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  53. HOLY AMAZEBALLS!!! I am SOOOO excited for this release, but nearly dropped my dentures when I saw that chevron impression plate!! AAACKKKKKK!! I MUST have that chevron beauty in my possession, PRONTO!! Dawn, you never cease to amaze me with your brilliance! Every release just gets better and better. Like BEYOND better!! Is it the 5th yet?! LOL

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  54. Beautiful projects and fun new products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Absolutely stunning!!!! Impression plate = love!

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  56. Wowee! I love your new IP! I see so many options with it. My favorite card today is the heartfelt and genuine card as it's just a gorgeous color combo! More fun stuff Dawn!

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  57. Such beautiful projects! Impression plate is so beautifully designed. Love it!!!

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  58. An impression plate!?! So exciting! I just love the design.

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  59. These are soooo lovely!! I love the sets in the new release and your cards always really inspire me! Gorgeous! That impression plate made a very good impression, hi hi, would love to try it myself!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  60. The Chevron impression plate is a must-have! Very cool designs - they are so versatile!

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  61. STUNNING cards..each day I go WOW so many ideas..love all the new stamps and dies and yeah a impression plate its so cool!

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  62. Fabulous designs and new products- I especially love the new Chevron IP!

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  63. Fabulous designs and new products- I especially love the new Chevron IP!

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  64. More really great items for this release. That chevron impression plate is calling my name!

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  65. Oh my gosh. I'll just "have to" have that chevron impression plate! Wonderful cards, too. Just beautiful!

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  66. Wow...so many wonderful new stamps and fabulous ideas, everything is just so beautiful!

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  67. I'm loveing the wonderful flowers, the chevron plate, the stars and the onsies!! Can't wait to see it all:-)

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  68. YEAH!! I can't wait to see the WHOLE reveal!! I LOVE your projects today and the DT out did themselves as usual!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  69. Wow, love that impression plate. I can't stop looking at it, will have to buy it! Great release again!

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  70. I hope you have a lot of inventory of these because I predict you will be busy on release day. Love the impression plate!

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  71. Wow, beautiful cards! I especially love your chevron impression plate!

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  72. I continue to be amazed at your projects this week and I'm very excited for the new products to be on sale!

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  73. Loooooove the Chevron impression plate! Can't wait to see the full release!

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  74. Very nic! Love the new impression plate..and love how honest you are about the letterpress technique!

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  75. Wow! What amazing new products!

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  76. The new impression plate is AMAZING! I love it! Can't wait to get my hands on it on the 5th. :-)

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  77. How fun is the Chevron Impression Plate, love the texture!

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  78. Your cards are gorgeous...
    and I LOVE the font used in the Label's set...
    timeless!

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  79. So beautiful! I love these! I can't wait for the release!

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  80. So many wonderful projects and goodies!

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  81. Wow! I am so impressed with your projects and stamps! Really cool impression plate too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. All the projects are great! What a fun release!

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  83. What great new products! I love all the projects!

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  84. Wow, I am in love with the new impression plate! The yellow and kraft baby card that you made with it is adorable. And the "rustic" Mother's Day card is absolutely perfect!

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  85. So many amazing cards here, Dawn! I adore the Mother's Day one you made with Label Layers 4, the colors are just beautiful. And impression plates! How exciting - you sure kicked it off with a fantastic one, love the chevron!

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  86. Wow! What a release! Especially loving the effect of the white ink on the chevron impression plate!

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  87. This release is just beyond fabulous! love everything about it, I would love a chance to win, thank you so very much!!

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