We're a little late, but it's finally Release Week! For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on August 9th at www.wplus9.com.
This month we will be introducing 4 new stamp sets and 5 new dies! And, guess who we have Guest Designing with us? Mama Mo herself, otherwise known as Maureen Merritt! I just love all of her creations and I am so excited to see what she turns out!
Fall is fast approaching. Soon the leaves will be turning, the kids will be heading back to school and it will be time to start harvesting and giving thanks. This release is filled with products to help with just that. Each product in this release is designed to coordinate and work seamlessly with each other. First up is an all around FUN set and companion die.
- is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
- 31 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 18 scene building images and 13 sentiment builders
- will be available for purchase August 9th for $21
- coordinates with the Happy Harvest stamp set
- seven separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
- will be available for purchase August 9th for $14
I had so much fun illustrating every thing in this set. But the star of the show is definitely this little guy.
The Happy Harvest Companion Dies make building this little guy so much fun! There are so many little "extras" included in this set to really open the possibilities. You'll notice that the hat, bandana and straw hands and feet are all separate stamps. The bucket and handle are also separate so that you can add a little extra dimension even when you aren't using the die cuts.
There are also tons of sentiments included in this set. Here, I've used the pre-built "Gratitude" sentiment. You'll notice that these images are all intentionally distressed, adding to that rustic feel of the over all set. I matted this guy on a new die cut (that we will introduce tomorrow) that I stamped with the sunburst image from Super Star.
The back panel was embossed with our Chevron Impression Plate after I stamped the sentiment and a border from another set we will be introducing tomorrow.
There are quite a few little things to fill that bucket, and the wheel barrow included in Happy Harvest.
Like these sunflowers! These are a fun little bunch of 3 step stamping sunflowers. Here, I've die cut the wheel barrow and sunflowers and then stamped them with the coordinating images.
I think that the simplicity and color scheme make this doable as a masculine card...even with the sunflowers. No?
Next up, is my favorite of the day.
I used the same basic layout as my first card, with just a few modifications. I die cut a banner from the Le Cirque Die and stamped it with the matching stamp from Le Cirque. I added the "Happy Harvest" sentiment from Happy Harvest all embossed in white. I LOVE how he is holding the banner!
This time I filled the little bushel baskets with the apples included in Happy Harvest. The background was created using Country Charm, which I'll show you more of tomorrow. I just loved the way this one came together.
My final card today, showcases how you can use this set beyond fall or Thanksgiving.
I think this would make a darling card and tag for a teacher gift. I used more of the backgrounds in Country Charm and the apples and sentiments from Happy Harvest. A little help from the Banner Trio die, the Circle Stackers 1 die, and the Label Layers 4 die brings these all together for a matching little ensemble.
That's all I have for today. But the Design Team has plenty to show you! And they are awesome! I always love what these ladies come up with.
- Elise Durenberger
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Jinny Newlin
- Kerrianne Gwin
- Lea Lawson
- Savitri Wilder
- Jean Martin
- And our Guest Designer Maureen Merritt
Are you feeling a little Fall-ish? Would you like to win Happy Harvest and the Happy Harvest Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST August 6th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.