Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October/November Release Week Day 3

Can you believe it's day 3 of our October/November release already? If you are just joining us, you can start at Day 1 to catch up.

Today we are introducing the last of our stamps and dies that we will be releasing this month.

Pretty Patches: Tree

  • is a 3x4 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 5 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 3 image builders and 2 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $6

Pretty Patches: Tree Companion Die

  • 2 individual dies wired together that can be easily separated
  • coordinates with the Pretty Patches: Tree stamp set
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $5

Quilt Cuts 2 Die

  • 3 individual quilt block patterns that are wired together and can be easily separated.
  • each completed block measures approx. 2" x 2"
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $16

So let's start out with Pretty Patches: Tree and the companion die. For my first card, I've paired it with Folk Art Flurries in a wintry blue palette.

I started by stamping a few of the snowflakes from Folk Art Flurries onto another new card stock color we are introducing this month, Lake House. For the focal point, I used the Pretty Patches: Tree Die. Instead of stamping the matching image, I added one of the smallest snowflakes in Versamark and top it with a couple of threaded buttons.

To create the backdrop for the tree, I cut 2 squares using the Clear Cut Stackers: Pinking Squares. I lightly sketched a hill onto the white one, trimmed it, and adhered it over the blue one. To finish, I add the sentiment from Pretty Patches: Tree on White card stock.

I really love the shape and scale of that die cut. But we can't forget the stamp. I'm really happy with the way this set turned out. I know it's a simple one, but I just love it.

The tree in Pretty Patches: Tree is 2 separate stamps, the tree and the trunk. And the heart, like the others in this series, is separate as well. All of the hearts are the same size throughout the series, so you can interchange the patterns and mix and match it any way you want to.

Notice the heart on the tag in the background? This is included in the Pretty Patches: Tree Die and works with all of the hearts in each stamp set in the Pretty Patches series! I thought the patches from Country Charm were perfect for creating a little patchwork background for these tags.

What is the perfect complement to Pretty Patches: Tree? How about Quilt Cuts 2? Yes, we have a follow up to the popular Quilt Cuts 1 die!

We did have a little drama with this die, so not all of the design team will have samples to show you. The first batch of these dies we received had an unusually high number of defective dies in it, and quite a few of the girls were affected. We have gone through the entire lot and tested almost every die to ensure that the rest of the shipments were not affected. Luckily it was isolated to the first batch. We also recalled and replaced the wholesale shipments that came from the original batch. So all is good now. And I'm so excited to show you these samples!

Like the original, Quilt Cuts 2 contains 3 separate quilt patterns, this time in squares. Here, I've paired it with a trio of trees from Pretty Patches: Tree, and more of that Simple Stories Handmade Holiday patterned paper.

This particular pattern cuts 8 triangles that can be arranged however you like. For my card, I decided to use them in the square pattern. The sentiment, from Pretty Patches: Tree, was added on a banner die cut using the Banner Trio Die. A little help with the checkered border from Country Charm was the perfect finishing touch.

Next, I wanted to show you how you can also use just bits and pieces of the patterns to create your own.

I cut several of the Nordic/FairIsle quilt square and just used the centers for this card. For a super quick way to adhere these, just dump them in your Xyron create-a-sticker. I used the left over border that you get after you die cut the patterns to help me space the shapes. I really liked the bold and graphic feel of this card, so I decided to continue with it and use the "joy" and snowflake die cuts from the Seasonal Sentiments Die for my sentiment.

Finally, I wanted to show what amazing focal points these patterns can make.

This might be my favorite card today. I just love how "comfortable" it is. Does that even make sense? Kind of like the comfort food of cards.

I die cut the quilt square 4 times, once from Oatmeal card stock and from 3 patterned papers. To create my quilt block, I cut a 2 1/8" square and covered it with adhesive, placed my border as a guide and then added the patterned paper pieces. The leftover pieces made a perfect border for the background.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the samples that we have shared this week. I can not tell you how much your comments and enthusiasm mean to me! And I know the Design Team feels the same way, they are dying to share some of their final projects with you as well:

Tomorrow is the BIG reveal! We will list and show all of the newly offered products in their entirety, including all of the details for our new card stock and alterable items.

But before you go, how would you like to win today's featured products: Pretty Patches: Tree, Pretty Patches: Tree Companion Die, and the Quilt Cuts 2 Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST October 4th to enter. I'd love to know what you'll be asking Santa for this year. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

90 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love the Christmas quilt, just so beautiful. I would love for Santa to bring some of these new amazing stamp sets.

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  2. Oh! Dawn I need a money tree now....love this Gorgeous Holiday release!
    Great dies....and that Folk Art snowflake set is amazing!!!

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  3. Such a wonderful release. I'd love Santa to bring me some WPlus9.

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  4. Dawn, everything is just SO beautiful! I just love the homespun quality of that tree, and the sentiment is lovely! I can't wait to play with these stamps!

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  5. I love each and every card! I can't wait to get my hands on the new Pretty Patches: Tree stamps and dies... perfection!

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  6. Dawn - I am in love with this release!!!! I love the pretty patches series so much! And the quilt dies are so fun!!!! All your cards are gorgeous and the design teams too!!!

    I want to have happy memories to warm our hearts this Christmas - our first Christmas without our beloved Stuart ....

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  7. Dawn, I'm truly amazed with your creativity. Just love all your cards especially the first one and that gorgeous blue card stock. This is yet another awesome set. I'll be asking Santa for health & happiness for everyone near & dear.

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  8. Super cute cards Dawn! I really love the Joy card you created with the cut apart Nordic/FairIsle quilt squares. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. It's Christmas in the air ! Great illustrations and how wonderful is the quilt cuts die ! I feel itchy in my fingers to try it out........

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  10. Oh my goodness this release is OUTSTANDING! I just love the patchworky, homespun, cosy style of everything and guess what - I want it all! But for Christmas this year all I want is a cure for my sister.

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  11. I am dying to have that quit dies!!! Wait a minute??? and the rest of the stamps set :)

    xoxo,
    Angeline

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  12. I just love the first card and the light blue card with the white poinsettias! I am getting so excited to see the full reveal :) As for what I'm asking from Santa? A subscription to CARDS magazine!

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  13. your designs are just awesome! i love all of it and what a fabulous cards the hole team made with it.
    My wish for this christmas is a healty year for my parents next year as they had to go through a difficult time.
    i look forward to create some beautiful christmas cards with this release, and look forward to see all the details tomorrow!

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  14. Gorgeous projects and new products!! Looking forward to the 5th and placing my order. May be I should ask Santa for an advance!! :)

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  15. I love the folk art feel of these projects! Absolutely awesome new stamps and dies Dawn!

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  16. I too just love the folk art concept that WPLUS9 has mastered with its releases. The cards really showcase the creativity, beauty and versatility of the stamps and products. And did I mention that I am a sucker for quilts. Donna C

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  17. these are absolutely fabulous!! I love this patchwork look and all the cards are so beautifully made ♥ another amazing release, thanks for sharing xx

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  18. Another great set...love the warm homey feeling behind these stamps. The cards are stunning!I will be asking for good health for my family this Christmas.

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  19. Again very beautiful love it all. And what to ask for christmas well first of all good luck and health for my family and secondly what about those stamps and dies...........

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  20. I am in love with that sweet little tree! And love the quilt-y dies and projects, such a sweet, homey feel to them all. :) I would like Santa to bring me some uninterrupted crafting time.... lol :)

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  21. I'm SO loving the quilt block patterns!!! And for Christmas... are you kidding? Stamps! Stamps and dies are always on my Christmas list!

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  22. Wow, Dawn...what's left to say? I can't come up with any more adjectives to describe the awesomeness of this release. I LOVE Pretty Patches: Tree paired with Country Charm! And, I am totally in love with your "comfortable" Quilt Cuts 2 card, what an amazing focal point. I can't wait to see the full release tomorrow!!!
    I'll be asking Santa for health and happiness (and maybe a few stamps ;).

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  23. Love what you've done (as well as the DT) with the Quilt Cuts. I don't have any specific requests for Santa yet, although I may ask for an upgrade for two software programs. (If I can hold out that long!)

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  24. Goodness, the more I see, the more I want! LOVE! This year, I am asking Santa for an iphone, some makeup and stamping goodies and a rose gold Michael Kors Bracelet :)

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  25. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this release and your samples! Thanks for sharing. I am asking Santa for health for my family & friends.
    Looking forward to seeing the full release tomorrow!!!

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  26. Pretty patches is lovely - the gingham tree is my favorite. What would I like santa to bring me this year? Usually I like a little crafting stash, maybe a new phone, perhaps some music. Something indulgent anyway.

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  27. Every day, I think these are even cuter than yesterday.... and you did it again! Very sweet set. This year, I'm asking Santa for a new light for my craft room. The one I have overheats and shuts off periodically. Hard to make cards in the dark!

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  28. Another batch of stunning products and projects Dawn, unbelievable!!! I'm going to ask Santa for a plane ride to see my folks this year!!

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  29. the Quilt Cuts are reminders of past Christmas with Grandma! Love it. TFS.

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  30. I'm loving everything about this entire release, but my favorite has to be Pretty Patches and Quilt Cuts. For me, nothing says Home for the Holidays like good ole country charm.

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  31. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth....no wait, that's my 6 yo, lol I would love to have all seven of my kids home for Christmas. There aren't really any material things I need or want this year. Other than more stamps from this release, of course. :-)

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  32. I am overwhelmed with cuteness! The quilt cuts are perfection... Love the Nordic pattern. Beautiful work! Beautiful stamps!

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  33. I love the folk artsy feel to this collection!

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  34. Lovely projects and new stamps and dies. As for Santa, I am asking for Noir Spectrum markers.

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  35. What a wonderful release! Love your "joy" card!!

    I'm asking Santa for a trip to England to visit my grandmother!

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  36. YAY!!!
    It's a gingham TREE!!!! :)
    I just die!
    I love this series SO much...
    maybe there's a heart in our future too??? :)
    And I thought I could pass on quilt cuts 2 just for the moment...
    and BOOM!!
    You hit me with that last card...
    and Anya almost caused a coronary...
    no way now...
    gotta have!!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it all!! :)
    And for Christmas...
    I want Santa to bring me a winning lottery ticket! *giggle*

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  37. The cards are so sweet and gorgeous..love this release so much!
    Would love to ask santa for your stamps and dies...just love them!

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  38. I can't wait to get my hands on the these stamps and dies. I love quilts but can't sew, so quilt dies are a dream come true.

    I just love your company. I just discovered it a couple of months ago and have a wish list a mile long. So I would like Santa to bring me winning lottery tickets so I can get all the sets I covet.

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  39. I'm always happy when Santa delivers gift certificates for new craft supplies. Love your blue and black Joy card today, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Well, I am needing Santa to plant me a money tree! LOL Dawn, I didn't get your first quilt cuts but I will now PLUS this one! I love your last samples using all the cuts from those dies! I love how you made the Pretty Patches tree.....separately. Everything coordinates beautifully! FABULOUS!!

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  41. Absolutely stunning, Dawn! They're all just scrumptious! Really love what you're doing with the Quilt Cut dies! My replacement has arrived, but I just haven't had time to play with it yet. Sigh. You don't even want to know the stuff I've been dealing with. Ick!

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  42. today's peeks are absolutely fabulous... love those little trees!! of course i would love for santa to bring me money for crafty supplies... but i'm also thinking about asking him for a bike!

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  43. These quilt cut dies are the sweetest! Wow, what an amazing release!

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  44. That quilt cut die is fabulous! I can't believe how many different ways you showed us how to use it...love the patchwork tree image too...so cute with the gingham!

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  45. Wow. Your cards are fabulous!!! Santa is always good to me...he knows what I need...or want! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  46. More quilt cuts makes me so happy!!!!

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  47. Beautiful projects, Dawn - oh my word! I think I'm finally ready to get going on my Holiday projects! Thanks for all the inspiration this week. I am excited to see all the new products and have some shipped to me. ;-)

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  48. Beautiful release! Can't wait to see the full reveal:)

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  49. Wow--a gingham tree and more quilt dies--FABULOUS!! This release is making me so excited about Christmas--so many inspirational projects. Santa knows I love stamping supplies--maybe a WPlus9 gift card!!

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  50. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt!

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  51. Love the Quilt Cuts dies. So useful! This is a fabulous release!

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  52. Wow, today's projects were amazing! I just love Pretty Patches, Trees, and your last quilt card was just awesome. What am I asking Santa for? I think just a wonderful day spent with family--no one sick and everyone able to spend time together.

    Can't wait for tomorrow!

    Chris L.

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  53. These are amazing Dawn! I would love more than anything if Santa could arrange for My Mom to visit from Florida! :-) That would make me a happy girl!

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  54. Beautiful projects and love the Pretty Patches stamps/dies!! Your samples are fab and looking forward to the full reveal tomorrow!! As to what I want Santa to bring...paper crafting supplies are always a good thing :)

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  55. Fabulous cards. Love the 'patchwork!'

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    1. I'll be asking Santa for a Cameo :)

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  56. Really gorgeous samples from you and the team as always!! Really nice sentiments and sweet tree!!
    Robin

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  57. Gorgeous cards showcasing the stamp set. love the quilt 2 die. looking forward to the full reveal.

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  58. Wow... I love all the beautiful creations you showcased today! So many fun ideas! Love the tree and matching die and the snowflakes! Can't wait to see it all revealed tomorrow!
    I think I'm going to be asking Santa for a lot of these items!
    DeniseB

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  59. The Pretty Patches sets are fantastic. You have chosen the most heart warming sentiments to include each time. And with Quilt Cuts, you give me a way to use all of the patterned papers in my stash. Thank you for that!
    Looks like I'm going to be asking Santa for some Wplus9 this year.

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  60. I come here and every time I'm so, so inspired I want to craft right away - thanks!!! - LOVE your designs and wonderful products.
    On the top of my list this year are actually a pair of carpenter's pants (waist - not overall) - think they look super cool (-:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Karin Åkesdotter

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  61. These patterns are just toooo pretty! Love it! and also the pattern on the tree, gives it just that bit of extra!! Very, very nice! And inspiring cards! Not the traditional colors, love that!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  62. Amazing sets!!! I just looove those trees! Beautiful cards, as usual.

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  63. awesome cards! Dear Santa - I want it all!!!

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  64. Oh these new sets are fantastic! I adore the tree and the quilt. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  65. As a quilter, I just can't get enough of the Quilt Cuts dies! Looking forward to playing with them and creating some beautiful cards- those from the design team are SO inspiring!

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  66. My word, these cards really capture the spirit of Christmas! I especially love the last one; it is "comfortable" like a holiday quilt on a cold winter's night. Santa is always overly generous to me, so this year I'm asking that he give me a little less and give others a little more.

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  67. Loving that little tree, everything you have created is beautiful!

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  68. I've been a very good girl this year, I hope Santa will bring me some WPlus9!!! Love the Xmas Quilt design!

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  69. So cute--I really like the quilted look. I will be asking Santa for stamps and dies from WPlus9!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  70. Scrumptious! Love the new colors, they work so perfectly with these holiday images. There is something so inspirational about each of these cards, but I must agree with you that the last is my favorite. Your quilt block is so wonderfully cozy, and combined with the sentiment it is just perfect!

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  71. Gorgeous samples...I can't wait to see what the DT made!

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  72. I'll be asking for a WPlus9 gift certificate from Santa. Love what I'm seeing!

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  73. Oh Dawn! What are you doing to me! ANOTHER release where I am going to want it ALL! You have me TOTALLY hooked with these pretty patches sets - I love their rustic and folksy feel!

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  74. I would love for Santa to bring me a cameo!!!

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  76. I'm in love with the quilt dies, and the snowflakes: oh my!!!! I'll be making quilt cards in every color of the rainbow and in every patterned paper that I own! :-P And the Folk Art Flurries: I can't wait to own them!! I'm not so hot on snowflake stamps, living all my life just north of San Francisco and not associating snow with Christmas, but these have captured my heart!! I can't wait for the full reveal tomorrow: great job Dawn!! (great name too: my favorite sister's name is Dawn!) Oh, and I ALWAYS ask santa for some stamps :-P

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  77. WOW! These are fabulous! Can't wait to get in an order. I would love a Cameo for Christmas.

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  78. These are adorable! I love all the options!

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  79. WOW! Love the new Quilt Cuts die - I'll have to go and buy the first one now

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  80. These are beautiful! I am just wowed by all of it! I am asking Santa for some giftcards, and maybe even just paypal money to buy some more fun crafting items without guilt! hehehehe!

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  81. I am really liking those quilt dies, they will be so much fun to use. I will be asking Santa for "more time" to spend with my family. It seems like the older we all become, the busier we are.

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  82. I know this sounds funny, but I will be asking for a craft room in our new house!! =) We are building and I am hoping that santa lets me have a craft room!! I SO NEED ONE to create and keep all of my crafty goodness organized!! THANKS for sharing I am LOVING it all!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  83. Crafting goodies are on the top of my list! I LOVE this release and the quilting dies make my heart go pitter patter!! All of the examples are fabulous.

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  84. i am in LOVE and am coveting the new dies! i have been doing scrapbooking quilts since about 1998 and have had to do all tracing and cutting by hand although they are breathtaking i don't do very many needless to say! the new quilt dies are on my must have list. thank you ladies for finally realizing a need! thanks for a chance to win! laura

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  85. I really like the new quilting dies! So cute! I'm asking Santa for craft supplies!

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  86. Love!! The new quilting dies are fabulous!! And that JOY card??? Swoon worthy!

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  87. These looks specially for Halloween..

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