Friday, February 1, 2013

February/March Release 2013 Day 1

It's 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 February 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

This month is a special month as it marks our 3 year anniversary! I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You". Thank you for all of the support, for each kind word and email and for each and every order. I appreciate you all so much. Instead of celebrating Wplus9 or our accomplishments on our anniversary, instead, I celebrate you. Because Wplus9 wouldn't be what it is, won't become what it can be, without each of you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

This month we have lots to introduce and I'm excited to get started. We've got new stamps, new dies, new cards stock, and finally...our first ink! I'll have all of the detailed information on the new card stock colors and ink later this week. And...we have a very special guest designer here to help us introduce it all; Christina MacLaren! I am a HUGE fan of Christina's and I hope you all give her a warm welcome!

So, are you ready for today's introductions? Let's get started!

Lace,lace, and more lace. Is there anything more divine or feminine than lace? This collection is full of intricately illustrated lace patterns and florals.

Chantilly Trim

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 9 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 6 lace trim border images, 1 lace background block and 2 floral accent images
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for $21
Scalloped Border Die

  • coordinates with the Chantilly Trim stamp set
  • cuts a continuous border in a scalloped pattern
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for $6

Lace doesn't have to be fussy. You can use these images to create clean and simple projects with a big "WOW" factor. How about a simple stationary as a gift for a crafty or not-so crafty friend? Create the card bases and fill a glassine bag with bits and bobs for them to assemble when needed.

Creating this set is so fast and easy. And all packaged up, it's perfect for gift giving. To decorate my glassine bag, I stamped the eyelet lace border using our White pigment ink onto our Kraft cardstock and then cut the scalloped edge using the Scalloped Border Die. For the cards, simply stamp a stack with the white eyelet border. For the top card, stamp the appropriate sentiment and use this as your greeting card. I've used a sentiment here from Very Vintage Florals.

This set is perfect for creating your embellishments. Have fun creating a random assortment of things for the recipient to choose from. I used the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles die and sentiments from Very Vintage Florals to create some pre-fab sentiment labels. I also added few loose pinking squares I cut using Clear Cut Stackers: Pinking Squares die, along with some stamped wooden veneers.

To hold buttons and extra trim, I die cut a few tags using the Timeless Tags die. I decorated them all differently. To create the lace background, I used the lace square stamp included in Chantilly Trim. This little guy is going to get a lot of use in my studio. I also used it to stamp the lace pattern onto the wooden veneer butterflies as well as the mini clothespins.

Have fun filling the bag up with lots of goodies for your recipient to create their own cards. It's also a great way to gift/purge some of those odds and ends you have left over.

My next card is a bit more involved, but still quite simple. I wanted to feature the largest most detailed image in this set.

I heat embossed the large lace and floral border onto our Ballet Slippers cardstock twice. Again, I used the Scalloped Border Die along the top and bottom edges. I was so happy to see how well the image embossed and how much detail remained.

To create the focal point, I used the same supplies and technique as the previous project. For the wooden veneer butterflies, I layered two together. I added a little gold embossing to the top butterfly, a very striking technique I picked up from Kara.

I added the same gold dipped technique to the edges of a banner I cut using the Banner Trio die. Gold is really hot right now and I just love how it looks with pink.

Now let's take a look at another stamp set we are introducing.

Very Vintage Florals

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 19 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 4 sentiments, 1 frame and 14 images
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for $14
Very Vintage Florals Companion Die

  • coordinates with the Very Vintage Florals stamp set
  • contains 7 individual shapes wired together that can be easy separated if desired
  • will be available for purchase February 5th for $8

I had so much fun using this set. I mean I had to force myself to put it down. My first project today, I was inspired by those old vintage handkerchiefs that are scalloped and trimmed around the edges with red thread. You know the ones? This is what I came up with, another fun card set.

For the main birthday card, I used the Scalloped Border Die and cut each side of a rectangle and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick to ink the edges. I used the same treatment throughout each piece to tie it all together.

The flowers in this set are so much fun to stamp with. There are several sizes, from large blooms down to tiny buds, making creating intricate looking patters so easy.

Keeping the design of the note cards simple makes mass producing these quick and easy.

My last sample today is one of my favorites. Love, love, love it. I wanted to show you how, despite the name, these images can be very graphic.

By pairing these stamps with the large striped frame from Bitty Buddy Valentines it gives it a very clean very modern feel. I love mixing textures, styles, and colors that contrast. Here I've added the lace background on our Ballerina Slippers card stock, mixing the boldness of the stripes with the soft lace.

When you pair these stamps with the Very Vintage Floralscompanion dies, it just takes it to a whole new level. See that crisp green there? That's another card stock color, Green Acres, that we will be adding to the family. Finally the sentiment was added from a set we'll be introducing tomorrow, Embroidered Bouquet.

And that wraps up Day 1 for me. I have tons more to share tomorrow, but the Design Team has plenty to share with you right now!

I really hope you enjoyed today's previews and that we put you in the mood for Spring! Are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Chantilly Trim, Scalloped Border Die, Very Vintage Florals and the Very Vintage Florals Companion Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST February 2nd with your thoughts on lace. Love it, hate it, may be a convert??? I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow!

105 comments:

  1. In a word... WOW! Wow, GIRRRRRLLLL! Your samples put the PRO in PROFESSIONAL! It's like a whirl on a WONDERFUL roller coaster to witness the magic you do with your stamps and supplies! MY GOODNESS, this is a mighty offering. Both, from the materials, to the AMAZING inspiration! As usual, you HAVE outdone yourself! And may I just add, these detailed, lace images STAMP LIKE BUDDAH! What quality! SUPER job, darlin'!

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  2. These samples are beautiful, Dawn. I love them all!!

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  3. My opinion? The lace is just stunning and the beautiful Vintage Florals Additions are a must have. Such beautiful samples and great blog hop!

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  4. ...and of course a very Happy Anniversary!

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  5. I'm not much of a lace girl, but I think you have converted me. And, congratulations on your anniversary.

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  6. I love how your releases are bi-monthly and don't break the bank yet pack into every single release exactly what I want!

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  7. WOW, Dawn!!!!! The lace stamps are *incredible*... so SO beautiful. And I love both projects you created with them. Blown away!! I love the vintage florals too - I am a sucker for flowers!

    Congratulations on three years!!

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  8. LOVE it all...can't wait to see everything for this release. Especially the ink! Heather J.

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  9. Dawn......you are an amazing designer! I absolutely love your work and this release is no exception! I am swooning over the new vintage florals.....and dies. LOVE the card you shared with those blooms layered over the frame from the Valentine set! Happy Anniversary to you and Wplus9!

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  10. Love love love lace, and I can't wait to see the rest of this release! TFS!

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  11. Finally after dys of sneaks on Instagram I can see these creations and learn more on these stamps and dies! Wow your work really shows off the stamps and dies amazingly well! I love the different styles, Can't wait for tomorrow!

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  12. Ack I forgot to say that I absolutely live lace! I use it in my creations all the time!

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  13. Gorgeous! I love your little tag with the Butterfly and the pink and white card is lovely! I am a fan of lace too. Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  14. Big congrats for your third anniversary! It is so great to have your products available to enjoy with them. And big thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration!

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  15. That lace stamp has had me intrigued since your Instagram preview!! It does not dissapoint, in love with how detailed it is!!! Totally a lace lover here...

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  16. Wow!! The lace is beautiful. Love the floral set too. Happy 3rd Anniversary.

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  17. Yay, it's release week :) I am really excited about Very Vintage Florals!! Lace, I'm pretty neutral...I don't love it or hate it. After seeing some of the DT samples though I think I'll be in love soon!

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  18. Love release week :) The DT has done some beautiful samples using the lace and I am sure I will be hooked! Really love the Very Vintage Florals!

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  19. love this release Dawn, beautiful shabby chic creations, love all the inspiration , thanks for sharing xx

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  20. Gorgeous!! I love lace stamps and love the way they look embossed! Such pretty projects today!

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  21. Well, to be honest, not too much of a lace guy. Yeah, I'm sure that comes as a big surprise. :) That being said, I DO like that lace border stamp! I don't believe I have any lace like that in my stamping arsenal, so that may be useful. :) A very happy anniversary to W+9! :)

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  22. Congratulations on Wplus9's 3rd anniversary, Dawn! What fantastic news - you, the DT, your stamps - all are truly a favorite of mine. And this release is stunning, mouth-watering deliciousness! The lace, the flowers, I could go on and on but suffice it to say that I cannot wait to get my hands on all of it! Love ya so much, girlie, you have outdone yourself!

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  23. Hooray for you on your third anniversary! I love the lace, but the vintage florals have really caught my eye!

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  24. Happy 3rd Anniversary to our beloved WPlus9! Loving all the samples with these lovely new designs Dawn! So excited to hop around and see what the design team has made!
    :) Jill

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  25. Wow, 3 years! Congratulations. I was so excited for your release week and Day 1 and the designs are amazing. I love Very Vintage Florals and how you used the scalloped border die!

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  26. I just tried stamping with real lace, this would be so much better, so much prettier! I like the look of the lace. Great samples Dawn.

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  27. Oh, how I love the lace! So elegant and detailed! The scallop die is just fabulous going with it. :) Lovely sample projects DT!

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  28. oh my word... these new stamps and dies are absolutely gorgeous!! and as always your samples are stunning!!

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  29. I love the Very Vintage Florals it's on my wish list for my birthday already!

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  30. So much beauty to behold, Dawn! Each and every one is so crafted with care and creativity! LOVE 'em to bits!

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  31. Wow Dawn! These sets look amazing, I just love Very Vintage Florals especially! And the lace is just beautiful.

    Happy 3rd Anniversary WPlus9!

    Chris L.

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  32. These look amazing! I've not used lace much at all, but you may have just converted me with these! ;)
    Happy Anniversary!

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  33. You had me at peeks...
    LOVE all of these gorgeous samples...
    but it's the Very Vintage Florals that has stolen my heart!
    I recognized the inspiration as soon as I saw the pic because I have a little collection of those vintage hankies...
    love them! :)
    And I love lace!!
    As long as I don't have to wear it! *giggle*

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  34. I love lace--so feminine and beautiful! I would definitely use your heat embossing technique on the lace pattern as it is simply gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on these stamp sets!

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  35. YAAY!! WPlus9 Release time! WOO HOO! Congratulations on your 3rd birthday - I have only found your terrific company recently but I REALLY love your products - and now you are coming out with INKS too?!! Excellent! To answer your question - lace, I honestly don't use it much. I don't seem to have a flair for the frilly, lacey, girlie cards or the vintage style in general, but am always impressed by the lovely things others create with it! Can't wait to see the rest of the release!! :)

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  36. Oh my gosh! Love it SOOOO much! Very Vintage Florals and the companion die are must haves, and the cards you made inspired by hankercheifs are to die for gorgeous! I must try that myself! I am loving the Chantilly Trim and Scallop border too!

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  38. Oh WOW! I am LOVING today's reveals! I can't decide what I like better, Chantilly Trim or Very Vintage, you have knocked it out of the park!

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  39. Oh these new sets are gorgeous!! Love the new tag dies and the Very Vintage Florals stamp set and dies. The Chantilly trim set is GORGEOUS and can't wait to get my hands on this set. The vintage possibilities with this are swirling in my head. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  40. Dawn, your samples are beautiful, as always. The image that has most caught my eye is the lace square. Love it already! And the Very Vintage Florals look so amazing. LOVE your vintage hankie design!!

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  41. That very vintage floral set and the scalloped border reminds me of vintage towels, aprons and napkins. What good memories those bring up of sitting around our kitchen table when I was little. Thank you for the trip down memory lane done so prettily!

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  42. Love at first sight already! I saw your instagram peeks and I love those vintage floral set!

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  43. Dawn, I am totally smitten with what I have seen so far! Wow! I am loving all the vintage goodness! Happy Anniversary and I can't believe it's been 3 years already! I have loved loved loved you from the start and adore my first sets from you as much as your new ones!

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  44. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary!! Thank you for the sneak peeks!! I really like both sets. They bring back fond memories of my grandmothers needle work!!

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  45. Happy Anniversary! I love everything lacey... so feminine and gorgeous! I can't wait to have these sets!!

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  46. That lace is divine! And the florals all so beautiful! I can see using everything in many projects :)

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  47. The lace set and die is so pretty. I love your sample cards too, Dawn!!!

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  48. I just love anything romantic and this is definitely in that category! I am loving the scalloped die one that is a continuous is a must have!

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  49. Gorgeous. Love the delicate and timeless lace stamp. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. I love lace, though sadly real lace doesn't lend itself well to my CAS style of cardmaking. But stamped lace may just solve that problem! Beautiful projects, beautiful sets. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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  51. Congratulations on your 3th anniversary and what about that lace how great is that I've never seen it before at any manufacturer so it's really unique and I love all the examples so much inspiration here.

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  52. Wow....all of your creations are fabulous and loving the new sets!! I love lace and the lace stamps...to die for!!

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  53. Love you work Dawn!!! Everything looks so pretty! Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! May you have many more!

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous...love everything so much!

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  55. Loving the prjects and products shared today!! I am a HUGE Lover of lace!! So Excited about this release!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous weekend!! =)

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  56. Very beautiful projects. I really love the pink and gold card as I'm a sucker for butterflies. :) I love lace but don't use it on cards very often. It's hard to part with it as it's so pretty! Off to do the hop.

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  57. Just beautiful. It is all so beautiful!

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  58. I think lace gives an added touch to some projects. Love these samples.

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  59. Beautiful new products and projects! Looking forward to seeing Christina's designs. I love her too!! Thanks for the little shout;)

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  60. I am in love with everything shown here...I am not a big flower person but these are just beautiful.

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  61. Congrats!!
    LOVE your cards....love the lace so gorgeous..super stampset!
    I love lace as stamp...use ribbons but not so often lace on my cards but do use lace stamps.
    lace on items like towels and dolls I like a lot so use it there......

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  62. Oh, I love it all! So pretty and ladylike!

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  63. WOW! I think that about sums it up!

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  64. These look like a lot of fun, Dawn. Your projects are lovely, and Congratulations on three years! ;-)

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  65. GORGEOUS projects, Dawn! LOVE the looks of these new sets! The lace images are so beautiful and feminine! And the patterns you created with the Very Vintage Floral stamps are just AWESOME!

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  66. Beautiful samples. I love lace! It is so pretty and feminine on any project.

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  67. I'm new to paper crafting so I'm still trying to find my style as I craft but I do know that I love the look of lace. It's so feminine and can really give most anything a soft feel. I love this set. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  68. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I love all things girly, and so both of these sets are right up my alley. So lovely!!

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  69. Love love love all the beautiful samples! Gorgeous!

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  70. How amazing are your cards! All that lace--I love how feminine lace is! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

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  71. Thank you for all the amazing inspirations. I love love everything with lace, cannot wait for all the products to be available for purchase. Thank your for the chance to win:)

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  72. such a beautiful release with so many possibilities! thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  73. I'm loving the lace!! It is gorgeous!!

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  74. Love, love. love Chantilly Trim...simply stunning set! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations!

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  75. wow the lace set is breath-taking ! There're million lace stamps out there, but this is the most beautiful & delicated one I've ever seen ! Simply stunning and thanks for the sharing !

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  76. I do not tend to reach for lace often but I love how it adds softness to cards.

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  77. I love lace. It adds so much to a vintage or shabby chic card. Love this release!

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  78. Dawn, your samples are amazing, as always! What an honor to be joining you this month, with such gorgeous stamps to work with and an anniversary to celebrate, too! I'm especially smitten with your second project in pink and gold. *swoon!*

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  79. Happy 3rd Anniversary! I love the lace.....it makes me think of romance!

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  80. Love! You can always have lace in the colors that you want if you get to stamp them!

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  81. I love lace! It's delicate and beautiful.

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  82. Wow, your cards are so beautiful! Day 1 is full of must have stamps and dies! Super excited about this release!!

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  83. Oh my goodness! I adore lace! I can't believe how beautiful your stamps look!

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  84. Talk about eye candy and inspiration!!
    I lived everything shown here today and I'm a huge fan of vintage! This set and all accessories look amazing

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  85. Oh I absolutely love all of these sets! Lace, embroidery, crochet - everything I love. Very Vintage Florals is to die for (no pun intended!). I just love the red edging which has transformed paper and ink into a hand embroidered treasure.

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  86. Every release I wonder what is new and creative. Voila -- lace! A brilliant idea. Lace is so feminine and beautiful. Paired with the scallop border, it is really lovely. Donna

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  87. Gorgeous new products and projects! Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary and I hope you celebrate many more. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  88. I had to laugh at your question - do we love it/hate it?? I couldn't possibly hate anything from WPlus9!! The lace images are so detailed and absolutely lovely!! And your bright and cheerful cards showcasing the other new stamps are wonderful!

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  89. wow so pretty can't wait to see these sets!!!!

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  90. I LOVE lace, and it's perfect for Valentine's Day. The new sets are fantastic, and I especially love the white on kraft look - so pretty.

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  91. Missed the cut out, but still love what you've done with these new goodes.

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  92. Your stamps and dies are the greatest. The new ones are so pretty. Congrats on your new inks. I LOVE LOVE LOVE lace. It has so many uses and I would hate to craft without it.

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  93. I don't use a lot of lace myself (tend toward CAS) but I love the look on kraft that you've shared.

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  94. Oh my gracious these are AWESOME! Can't wait to get that Very Vintage Floral set. What a great start to this release!

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  95. I love all things girly and lace is the epitome of girliness! I love everything showcased today and would be beyond thrilled if I were to win it!!

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  96. Wow.. really gorgeous projects! I love lace!!!! I am especially fond of using it with soft colors like you have. Crossing my fingers!!!!!!!!

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  97. Oh my goodness! The new releases are stunning!

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  98. Wow!!! Breathtaking! I love the vitage feel to this set! Amazing job from the DT!

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  99. Love the red edging on your card, really cool!
    Robin

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  100. Oh my goodness, this is just absolutely gorgeous! Absolutely love your features. I'm not a very lace person but this lace blew me away.

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