Monday, April 2, 2012

April/May Release Week: Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of Release Week! I want to thank you all for the incredible response yesterday! I am truly very grateful for each and every one of you who not only supports Wplus9, but takes the time to share your enthusiasm as well. 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 2 new stamp sets and 2 new dies to share today, so let's get started with the introductions.

Mother's Day Bouquet

  • is a 4x3 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 11 stamps; 6 images and 1 sentiment
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

Super Star

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 17 stamps; 9 images, 1 banner, and 8 sentiment builders
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

Tie Companion Die

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

Banner Trio Die

  • compliments the Super Star and Love You More stamp sets
  • three separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase April 5th

Yesterday we covered wedding and baby, so naturally today we are going to be looking at Mother's Day and Father's Day. So let's start by taking a closer look at Mother's Day Bouquet, a mini set with big possibilities. Traditionally all sets have been illustrated exclusively for Wplus9. This is the first set that contains a licensed image. I fell in love with the smallest flower in this set when I was looking for inspiration and was so happy to see that I could contact the illustrator directly to purchase a license. This way I am able to support a fellow artist and I know that they are receiving all of the licensing fee.

You know what they say, "Good things come in small packages.", and here is a prime example. For today's card, I used the different flowers and foliage included in this set to create a bouquet of flowers.

To fame the focal point, I used Label Layers 4 stamp and die cut (more on that tomorrow). I die cut a bird and stamped it using Love Birds and the Love Birds die to perch on one corner. To the other side added some fussy cut roses.

To finish, I added some scattered butterflies and the large sentiment, also included in Mother's Day Bouquet.

My next card uses a super bright and cheery color palette. I have some sort of love affair going on with red and orange lately, which in all honesty seems like it would break every design rule...but hey, I like it.

The focus here is all about those bold blooms against our stark White card stock. To separate the sentiment from the floral image, I added a banner using our Banner Trio die flanking each side of the sentiment. Did you wonder why you were seeing so many banners in the samples? Normally, I would not create a die for something so easy to hand cut. But I have become quite spoiled with the beautiful edges you get from die cutting vs. hand cutting. Plus, the Banner Trio die has 3 sizes in one if you don't separate the die, so I always have extras already cut and ready to be added to a project. This makes the lazy crafter in me very happy!

Now let's take a look at Super Star. I always try to make our sets as versatile as possible, so you will be so happy to see that this set can be used for so much more than just Father's Day. It will truly be a go to set that you can use all year.

Oh yeah, dad and that iconic tie just got a little retro with a modern spin! I started by using the sentiments included in Super Star to create another subway poster type greeting. I used one of the ties along with the small tie from the Tie Die to represent "dad". I started and ended the sentiment by splitting it on a banner cut in half and flanking the top and bottom.


I think the large star from So 80's and a couple of small stars stamped with Background Builders: Knit finishes the card perfectly.

This next card is my favorite today, and is a great example of when those banner dies come in handy.

LOVE the big YOU sentiment in Super Star. For many of the sentiments in this set, you can switch out "DAD" for "YOU" and this set instantly becomes appropriate for anyone. Here, I stamped "YOU" repeatedly in a vertical line in various colors. To carry the colors across the card, I added a coordinating button and banner.

Using the Banner Trio die ensured that all of my banners were uniform. I stamped the sentiment "SUPER AMAZING SPECTACULAR" in black to finish this bold statement.

My final sample today, showcases the 2 star burst images included in Super Star.I love big, bold and graphic images. Here I stamped the large shooting stars in Not Quite Navy onto a blue card base and stamped the lower half of the card base with Design Basics: Backgrounds 1.

The star border was created using a small strip of stars from Label Layers 4. To balance the stars at the top, I stamped the star burst image included on this set in yellow onto a Label Layers 2 die cut and cut it in half. I used the star from So 80's again to finish off the sentiment, "TO A SUPER STAR".

That's all I have today, but I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of our release and our very first Impression Plate! But for now, the Design Team has lot's to share with you too.

Would you like to win Mother's Day Bouquet, Super Star, the Tie Die and the Banner Trio Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST April 3rd 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

Mother's Day Bouquet
Stamps: Mother's Day Bouquet, Label Layers - available 4-5-12, Love Birds (Wplus9)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Lilac Posies Momento ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: Fine Linen, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Label Layers 4 - available 4-5-12, Love Birds Die

Happy Mother's Day
Stamps: Mother's Day Bouquet - available 4-5-12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black (Ranger)
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); White - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: button (stash)

Super Amazing Spectacular Dad
Stamps: Super Star, Background Builders: Knit - available 4-5-12, So 80's, A Pocketful (Wplus9)
Ink: Summer Sun, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko); Jet Black (Ranger)
Paper: White - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9);Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!); Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Tie Die - available 4-5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: button (Papertrey Ink); White Detail embossing powder (Stampendous); star punch (Fiskars)

You
Stamps: Super Star - available 4-5-12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Baja Breeze, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); Lilac Posies Momento (Tsukineko); Jet Black (Ranger)
Paper: White - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9); Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry (Papertrey Ink); Baja Breeze, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Banner Trio Die - available 4-5-12 (Wplus9)
Other: buttons (Papertrey Ink)

To A Super Star
Stamps: Super Star, Label Layers 4 - available 4-5-12, Spring Tags, Design Basics: Backgrounds 1, So 80's (Wplus9)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun (Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: White - available 4/5/12 (Wplus9); Blueberry Sky, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Banner Trio Die - available 4/5/12, Circle Stackers 1, Label Layers 2,
Other: White Detail embossing powder (Stampendous); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

92 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to the mother's day stamp set! I'm all geared up to making some mother's day cards for all the women in my family!

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  2. awesome cards and release. Especially love the mother's day bouquet.

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  3. What fabulous designs and love the YOU card! Great job on showcasing these sets :)

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  4. More great products and projects! I love the Mothers Day set! Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow.

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  5. What a fabulous mother's day bouquet! I always look for new additions to my mother's and father's day card making supplies and these fit the bill. Thanks for a chance to win and sharing such creative cards!

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  6. Great release! Love the roses...

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  7. I like that YOU card stamped in a rainbow of colors too!

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  8. I so love Roses. This set is needed:) Wonderful inspiration too.

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  9. Great cards! What a fun release!

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  10. What a wonderful release. Love that YOU card so much. You rock!

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  11. The 'YOU' card is perfect, love it! I am looking forward to the banner dies as I often want to use that shape but can never successfully cut the ends evenly so they will make my life easier I'm sure.

    Penny

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  12. These are so fun and colorful! I'm loving the look of Super Star for Fathers day and masculine cards. The fonts are really cool!

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  13. absolutely fabulous creations!!! looking forward to the Mother's day set and im off now to checkout the design teams lovely creations :) xx

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  14. Superb! I love the YOU card a lot. Cannot wait for the full release :)

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  15. I am drooling over those star stamps!

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  16. Another great day of projects...a lot of inspiration! Can't wait for the 5th. Heather j.

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  17. Will there be an "I Want it All" button this month? WOW, I don't know how I'm going to narrow it down. I love that while designing you are thinking about the versatility of your sets.

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  18. Ahh...I am loving, loving, loving the star set...and those roses...swoon...so beautiful!

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  19. More great projects! I can't wait to see the full sets!!

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  20. More awesome stamps and dies! The DT did a great job - I think my favorite stamp from today's reveal is the sunburst from Super Star! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  21. Once again I'm blown
    Away by the samples and your dt. Love the mothers day and fathers day stamps!

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  22. Love these samples and can't wait to see the full reveal. I am especially excited about the Star and Dad set- I can always used more sets to celebrate the guys in my life!

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  24. sorry.. had to retype.
    Great cards and my favorite is the "you" card - simple yet very striking! Looking forward to the rest of the release!
    Thank you for the chance to win some stamps too!

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  25. Wow, fantastic cards again today! The floral bouquets you've stamped are beautiful, and I have to agree that the 4th card is my favorite! Off to see the rest of the DT creations.

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  26. Ooooh my. I am IN LOVE! I'll take the 'I Want It All' button for today please! Love the images you've shared for both these sets today. Super Star looks like it will be so much fun!
    Its funny, I've always wondered about a banner die for the same reasons you said, and I was debating getting one, but now that you're offering one I know I will!

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  27. Your samples are so beautiful! I really love what I'm seeing with the father's day set.

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  28. I just love your work . As for your stamps...you are incredible!

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  29. Gorgeous cards! I love the Mother's Day set and how fun is Super Star and versatile! I'll be planning my first order with you this week!!!

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  30. Fabulous!!
    That's all I can say...
    just fabulous!!
    Love the fonts...
    those shooting stars...
    all of your cards are just gorgeous...
    love them all! :)

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  31. I only recently found wplus9 and I am really happy I did. I love the father's day set you have created and all the cards are so wonderful.

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  32. Great cards, and I just love the Super Star set! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  33. The Super Star set looks like a "must have". And what a great idea to have 3 sizes of the banner die - yay! The "YOU" card is my favorite too...the size of the YOU sentiment and the design of the whole card. This release is wonderful so far!

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  34. I NEED these two sets. LOL! Super Star is a must-have for masculine cards and upcoming father's day. Who wouldn't love all those lovely flowers for mother's day. Dawn, I love your cards. You are one very talented lady! donna
    donnacalamari@msn.com

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  35. Shut up!!! Three sizes of banners...be still my heart!! Loving these two sets and the versatility of them!

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  36. I am always looking for a good masculine set and Super Star looks like a GREAT one. I love the "YOU" card.

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  37. Can't wait for this release! These projects are amazing!

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  38. Your samples of the new sets look scrumptious. I'm a fan of bold and graphic too.

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  39. I love everything, especially Super Stars. You have such a great eye for mixing colors - all the projects are beautiful.

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  40. Gorgeous samples Dawn and fantastic sets! I can't wait for the banner die! And love the red/orange combo!

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  41. Super, fabulous samples, Dawn! I especially LOVE that rainbow design! Yummy!

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  42. I love the mother's day set. It's so pretty~!

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  43. These are all so great. I especially love the Dad stamps. So fun.

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  44. Dawn, these are amazing! You were right, there is a lot to take in. So many different projects from the same stamps/dies. Thank you for a beautiful start to my morning.

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  45. Oh I love all of these!!! Win or buy, I can't wait to get some of them!

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  46. WOW!! Another day of FUN!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  47. oohh, I really love the Superstar set! I definite must have for me.

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  48. Loving these sneaks from today! I love flowers, so the Mother's Day set looks awesome!

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  49. Those sets look so neat -- I can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  50. Well....loving the Superstar set and the floral set (I'm a sucker do those). The "YOU" card is just brilliant!!! That's my favorite of the bunch IF I had to choose!!! ;)

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  51. All wonderful cards!! Looking forward to seeing super star!
    Robin

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  52. These sets are so cute!! I love the masculine sets and the versatility!! Can't wait to see the entire set!

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  53. Cute and fun! Im in love with your 'YOU' card, fantastic!!

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  54. Gorgeous cards. love the new stamp sets. Can't wait for the release.

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  55. Such beautiful samples! Love the Mother's day one, so pretty!

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  56. Gorgeous cards! Really looking forward to the rest of the release!!

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  57. I'm new to your company, so excited to see you'll be offering cardstock as well!

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  58. these sets looks amazing and I can't wait to see them in full. I am hoping that there is a Mom in the same font as Dad cause my mom isn't always a girly/flowery type :)

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  59. I just KNEW amazing things would come from you Dawn. WPlus9 has made my dreams come true with carsstock, and now these incrediblly well-designed sets are making me drool. Cannot wait to see the full reveal and get my hands on the new goodies. You are so talented.

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  60. I love how you used the roses set. I have to many rose stamps, but I just need to have these!

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  61. FANTASTIC samples, Dawn!! I especially LOVE the stars and ties!!! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  62. MY GOODNESS, you should SEE the look on my face! I say it, every release, but it SO bares repeating: to know that you designed these stamps in IMPRESSIVE, alone. Then to see them in use, by your stellar hands - it's like a LIVE show, compared to a recording! YOU, are the ROCKSTAR, my friend! Bravo!

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  63. LOVE the mother's day card!! the flowers are so pretty!

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  64. These are amazing! The mother's day card is gorgeous.

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  65. STUNNING cards Dawn..I LOVE it.. such great and gorgeous new stamps..look forward to tomorrow!!

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  66. I am so loving Super Star! I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

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  67. Wow! All of these sets are fabulous! I'm really loving the Super Star set!

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  68. Every single card you showed today is AMAZING! Wow!

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  69. Oh how I'm loving the party atmosphere of this release! I love your 'YOU YOU YOU' card especially - it's super CAS and packs a punch! :)
    x

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  70. All of these cards are wonderful! I especially love the roses. Oh. my. goodness.
    You are so talented...designing the stamps and dies AND creating these works of art!

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  71. Absolutely beautiful...love all the of the cards but the "you" one is my favorite.

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  72. All the Cards shown are wonderful! I especially love the flowers.

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  73. Oh wow, stunning cards ... your Mother's Day set is soooo pretty and I'm lovin your tie die too!

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  74. I love everything, especially those fabulous stars!

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  75. Beautiful projects! Can't wait to see the full reveal! How exciting!

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  76. Fantastic products and great projects from the design team!

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  77. Wow, these cards are amazing!!! I love all of the layering and the various ways everyone used these stamps, so many wonderful and new ideas! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  78. SO in love with today's peeks!! I must have Super Star!!!! And your Mother's Day cards are absolutely gorgeous! What a fantastic release this will be...perhaps my favorite so far! :)

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  79. Really great variety of products in this release, a little something for everyone on my card making list!

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  80. YOU, YOU, YOU IS GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! Another great release!

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  81. Great release! Can't wait to see all of it.

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  82. Love, love, love that You, You, You card!!!! :)

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  83. That's *all* you have for today? Wow! Your samples are amazing today. I can't wait to see all of the full reveal. Very, very happy I found you!

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  84. I love the Super Star stamp set! Perfect for so many occasions.

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  85. Wow, wow! Mothers Day bouquet is beautiful. A must have for sure!!

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  86. Oh yay. Beautiful projects and products coming! :)

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  87. Beautiful stamps and beautiful cards... just adore the "YOU" stamp and card! Thanks for the chance!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  88. I love it all! This is going to be an amazing release!!!

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