Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wplus9 August/September 2013 Release Day 2

Wow! We are so excited over the positive reaction so far to this release. If you missed Day 1, you can catch up here. Remember, all previewed items will be available for purchase on August 9, 2013 at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

Let's see if we can keep the momentum going, shall we! We have a ton of new product to share today.

Monogrammed

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 53 high quality photo-polymer stamps; the letters A-Z in two sizes (3/4" tall and 1/2" tall) and one monogram label
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $21

Clear Cut Stackers: Circles

  • contains 5 concentric circle dies
  • 1 - 2 1/2" in diameter
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $11

Basic Banners

  • is a 3x4 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 7 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 2 banners and 5 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $6

Basic Banners Companion Die

  • contains 1 banner die (2 3/4 x3/4")
  • coordinates with the Basic Banners stamp set
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $4

I have seen a huge increase in design with an Art Deco influence. I knew I wanted to create a monogram stamp set and I knew I wanted it to lean towards Art Deco, but I also wanted to be able to use it for more than just monograms. I searched for an appropriate font, and when I didn't find the one I wanted...I created my own. Monogrammed is a little bit Art Deco, but still fresh enough to be current, while classic enough to be timeless.

Basic Banners and Monogrammed not only work beautifully together, but throw in the previously released Fresh Cut Florals and it's hard to stop stamping!

The two sizes of alphabets allows you to create classic monograms. Here I've created a birthday card personalized with the recipients initials, and matching envelope seals with the sender's last initial.

To create the wreath on both of these projects I used a little masking with the Basic Banners Die, and used one of the circles from Clear Cut Stackers: Circles to map out where I wanted to stamp.

Using the banner die cut creates a little larger solid white outline, which is perfect for adding just the right amount of separation between the florals and the banner. I couldn't help but create some monogrammed thank you gift notes while I was at it. Both sentiments, from Basic Banners were added in black.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Monogrammed, Basic Banners, Fresh Cut Florals | Dies: Basic Banners Companion Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Circles | Cardstock: White

Next up, I've paired Basic Banners with Fanciful Feathers. I created a pattern across the bottom of the notecard by stamping the smaller solid feather images in alternating colors. I added a little gold embossed ikat pattern in between using Borders & Backgrounds 1. The solid banner image from Basic Banners was perfect for anchoring the sentiment.

I also thought it would be fun to decorate the outside of the envelope, stamping it off the edge on either side. Such a versatile little set for just $6!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Fanciful Feathers, Basic Banners, Borders & Backgrounds 1 | Ink: Lake House Pigment Ink | Cardstock: White

Don't let the name fool you. Monogrammed is also great for stamping out bold sentiments. Check out how great the small and large letters look together.

To get the spacing just right and to have the two words line up on the left and right sides, I stamped "BIRTHDAY" first since it was the longer word. Then I stamped the middle "P" from "Happy", then the "H" and the "Y" on the far left and right. Then I just added the remaining letters in between.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Fanciful Feathers, Monogrammed | Ink: Lake House Pigment Ink | Cardstock: White

We have one more formal introduction today. I'm excited to introduce another installment in the Borders & Backgrounds series.

Borders & Backgrounds 2

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 4 high quality photo-polymer border and background building stamps
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $14

Borders & Backgrounds 2 has all of the basics for creating great graphic repeating patterns in one set. I am just in love with it. You can stamp it just once or a couple of times for a border, or completely cover a card front. Here, I've opted to go about two thirds of the way up.

For the focal point, I die cut a circle out of the front panel using Clear Cut Stackers: Circles and added my recipient's initials inside. I flanked the top and the bottom using a few images from Fresh Cut Florals. I used the Basic Banners Die and embossed my sentiment from Basic Banners in white.

I finished it off with a couple of additional flowers on the corner of the banner, a matching tag and a coordinating envelope liner.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Borders & Backgrounds 2, Basic Banners, Fresh Cut Florals | Dies: Basic Banners Companion Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Circles, Fresh Cut Florals Companion Die | Cardstock: WhiteSweet Gelato

Of course, you can't do the basics without the chevron! This set has a great medium width chevron. Not too thick and not too thin.

I stamped the background of this card starting with green, moving to orange, and then finishing with pink. The sentiment was created using Monogrammed.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Monogrammed, Borders & Backgrounds 2, Love You More (banner), Pile It On (candles), Label Layers 4 (dotted line) | Cardstock: Nautical Navy, White, Sweet Gelato

I've got one more sample to share today. This one is super soft with a mix of modern and vintage. This one features my favorite background in the set.

I covered a 4 x 5 1/4" panel with the circle background and matted it with a Kraft card base. For the focal image I did some partial die cutting using the Very Vintage Florals Die and stamped it with the coordinating images from Very Vintage Florals. Here is another fun way to use Monogrammedas well. I created a wedding card using the couples initials, substituting the little heart banner from Love You More for an ampersand.

I adhered the front panel with foam tape in the center and then directly to the card base at the sides. The extra little shadow this creates helps to separate the florals from the background. I also wanted to show you another option for creating "couple" monograms.

Here I used the same elements except I arranged them closer together and on the biased so it looks like the banner is wrapping them. So cute!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Borders & Backgrounds 2, Monogrammed, Very Vintage Florals, Love You More (heart banner), Damask Doilies (sentiment) | Dies: Clear Cut Stackers: Circles, Very Vintage Florals Companion Die | Cardstock: Oatmeal, Kraft

And that concludes day 2! I seriously can't thank you all enough for all of the kind words that you guys leave in your comments. You are the very best!

So...are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Monogrammed, Clear Cut Stackers: Circles, Basic Banners, Basic Banners Companion Die and Borders & Backgrounds 2? Just leave a comment on this post by 9:00 AM EST August 7th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

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

122 comments:

  1. Gasp! It is all so gorgeous..Cant wait to see more :)

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  2. Oh, I LOVE these stamps, too! My wish list is growing at an alarming rate! And I love seeing how so many of the stamps can be used for different styles.

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  3. Omg dawn these stamps are spectular!!!!! I love your designs, they show off these stamps perfectly!!

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  4. I am loving all the new product. The monograms are gorgeous!!

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  5. Super excited about the alphas.... LOVEEEEE these alphas!

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  6. gosh such a great release. Really like the new background stamps.

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  7. Beautiful projects Dawn and I love the circle background...and everything else!

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  8. WOW Dawn..STUNNING again..so many samples you made..all so very beautiful...so many new sets too..LOVE it ALL!

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  9. Another fabulously gorgeous release , love it all xx

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  10. Love the monograms and the basic backgrounds...and as usual, your samples are stunning! Heather J.

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  11. Dawn you've outdone yourself again this month. Those backgrounds are beautiful. The monogram set is too! And you put in so much effort to create the most beautiful samples! I'm in awe :)

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  12. I am in some serious trouble this release! Dawn, you've totally outdone yourself with these samples. I am really excited about the monogrammed set, I've been search high and low for a set just like this!! woohoo!!!!

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  13. Can't wait to see more of the Borders and Background set!!! Simply gorgeous stamping Dawn!!!

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  14. Ohmygosh, so many wonderful new things this release! The monogram font is modern and classic at the same time and I love the new backgrounds!

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  15. Can you see me jumping up and down? I am so excited for today's products. I love making personalized stationery as gifts. I have been waiting impatiently since you posted the last Monday Mood Board to see these FABULOUS new products. Love the font, love the graphic backgrounds, love the banners. I can't wait to be the proud owner of these products.

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  16. Oh, yes please. Absolutely stunning - I just love your art deco alphabet! Loving the backgrounds, and how beautifully everything works with previously released sets! Love!

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  17. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love the monograms! So beautiful and perfect for gifts!

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  18. Oh my! More lovely goodness! I can't wait to get my hands on these!

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  19. Such pretty cards today. I'm loving the Borders and Backgrounds images.

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  20. wow! wow! wow! LOVE the backgrounds and pretty frame! Definitely need this release!

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  21. The monograms are so lovely!! Wild about the banners, too!

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  22. Wow, absolutely gorgeous. I love the monogram set.

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  23. So much loveliness! The new monogram set is fabulous!

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  24. Dawn, you are so incredibly creative. All new products are so very versatile and your projects are gorgeous.

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  25. That 'noise' you hear to the north? Me:; happy dancing with delight at the Monogram-themed products you've revealed today! They are absolutely amazing: so versatile, and the possibilities are endless! My WPlus9 wish list is now officially a wish book! The projects you've shared...swoon! LOVE them all!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  26. Dawn, Love, love, love the Art Deco letters!!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for much for the chance to win. You are so sweet to do this!

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  27. Wonderful monogrammed cards...love the wonderful use of the banner die too.

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  28. These cards are just beautiful! Wplus9 keeps getting better and better!

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  29. That Monogrammed set is just brilliant! So much on my wish list now!

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  30. Oh my goodness - started pinning the first card and then realized that I loved all the cards on this post !! Inspired !!

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  31. Found your website through a friend. I have never purchased any products from you "yet" but look forward to a chance to win to get my hands on some. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  32. Methinks last week's Monday Mood Board was now a sneak peek! What great new supplies to make personalized stationery gifts!

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  33. OMG again!!! I just don't know how you do it!! I love...everything!!!

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  34. Oooh, the monogrammed cards are amazing! Stunning samples today!

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  35. Don't tempt me Dawn............... I am already in the middle of an house move and all my wplus stuff from your and makethedayspecial is packed in cartons. I haven't yet got a chance to play with them and here you are with such cute stuff... Again :)

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  36. WOW!! AMAZING Creations again today Dawn!! LOVING the New Products and looking forward to seeing what else you have to share with us!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  37. Amazing!! I love the art deco font, soooooo beautiful! And those backgrounds are just fabulous! Knocked this one out of the park, you did!

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  38. The monogrammed set is so, so versatile! All of these new items are just gorgeous. I especially like the circles background. Your cards are amazing and so, so pretty!

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  39. Such beautiful cards! I was just talking to a friend of mine last night and we were discussing making monogrammed cards as Christmas gifts so the timing of this release is perfect for us!

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  40. Everything is absolutely amazing!!! Wplus9 just keeps getting better and better!!!

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  41. WOW! WOW!!! Amazing new products....love the Font of monogram set...the lil' banner is so cute!! Looking forward to the feathers!!!Another great Wplus9 release!!!

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  42. Love the versatility of this new set!! The font is perfect and love the banner.

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  43. Awesome cards and awesome stamps! Love the Monogram set!!

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  44. Wonderful! I don't have a banner set yet and this one looks fab!

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  45. OMG, I've been dreaming about an Art Deco font set for years! And here it is! It's perfect. I can't wait to see the rest of your release -- so far I love everything!

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  46. These are beautiful and I really love those feathers!

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  47. That monogram alpha is fantastic and I love the banner! I don't have a banner yet either, and I love the white space for the fold - great for stamping without the die!

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  48. Everything this month is so pretty and versatile. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, so let me say that this release is another winner!

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  49. Love these. I'm crazy about the feathers from yesterday too!

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  50. Love these letters! So fun and fresh! :) Can't wait for the release!

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  51. I've always loved the look of monogrammed cards! These would be perfect for me to make a few of my own as well as gifts for others. Beautiful sample cards!

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  52. I really started to notice WPlus9 during the last release, and was SO impressed with the quality of everything I bought. I am loving this release So much! You are doing a really terrific job!

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  53. very very lovely! I just love banners!

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  54. OMG. There are not enough words. These stamps are so perfect--you have no idea. How do you anticipate my every stamping wish? I've been spying your Instagram and saw the monogrammed cards and was hoping this was your new release. Yippee for me! I love Monogrammed and the banners and the die.

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  55. I think that there will be a few "Oh Happy Day" comments when this release goes live! Fab-u-lous!

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  56. basic banners is awesome!!! LOVE when you have new releases!

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  57. Wow, such gorgeous samples, Dawn! Love the monogram font and I'm really excited about your new Borders & Backgrounds set!

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  58. Fabulous samples!! Love the deco monogram and those backgrounds!!

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  59. Love everything about today's preview! I especially love Monogrammed! That font is perfect!

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  60. Looks like it is going to be a great release! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  61. Lovely cards! They would make great gift sets.

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  62. I'd love to win- fab new stamps

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  63. Dawn, your creations are beautiful! Love the dies that match the stamps. Off to see what the team has in store for me to view.

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  64. Another great new collection .. can't wait for the new release ..

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  65. Today's preview is perfect...all the card are so gorgeous!!

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  66. My wallet is definitely in trouble! Loving the new releases and I already know that I must have some of the sets. :)

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  67. I didn't think you could out do yesterday's preview but you did! I love all the options! I already have lots of favorites! I liked your pairing of the Basic Banners & Fanciful Feathers and I love the envelope stamping. The font for Basic Banners and the price point along with the matching die make it an absolute winner! The wedding cards using Monogrammed are simply elegant! Thanks for all the inspiration! Blessings, Kym

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  68. Beautiful collection!!! LOVE the Monogrammed set, lovely fonts. Great dies and matching stamp. :-)

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  69. Love the Basic Banners set and Monogrammed set. Both sets have a lot of creative possibilities!

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  70. Wow, this is shaping up to be an amazing release! All of your creations are beautiful!

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  71. Love the new font design and the backgrounds. So many great possibilities. Pam A.

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  72. I love this release. I see so many things I want already!!!

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  73. Love every single new set you have shown, even without DT posts! That's how fabulous this release is!

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  74. Thank you Dawn, the Art Deco alphabet is exactly what I have been wanting for some time.

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  75. I just love the Monogrammed, so many beautiful ways to use these striking letters! Fresh Cut Florals add the perfect finishing touch! ♡ Dawn Y.

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  76. Can this release get any better? :)

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  77. Did you hear that....that was me squealing! I think this is my favorite of yours yet! It just keeps getting better and better and your photography is just displaying it all so well! Awesometastic!

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  78. I love the monogram set - the wedding card you made was so beautiful. Borders and Backgrounds looks very intriguing. Very cool release day!

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  79. the little banner die is so cute! and gosh, I'm still groovin' on the feathers from yesterday! tee hee!

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  80. These are fabulous! I'm loving this release.

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  81. gorgeous set. love the pretty and modern feel.

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  82. Love the monogram set, beautiful sets and cards

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  83. Such beautiful work and designs!!

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  84. oh I just love the new monogram set it would love to win it I'm going to be doing my niece's wedding invitations and that would be perfect for them

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  85. What an amazing release day!!! So many fabulous new goodies, love them all.

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  86. Those monograms are beautiful. Really nice samples. I'm a day late with this party so let me compliment you on the feathers too. Really fun and fanciful.

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  87. Lovely previews! My favorite is ALL of the above!! I love the art deco font and am delighted everything coordinates so well with Fresh Cut Florals!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. Swoon, love all of these, no picking for me :)

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  89. Love the monogram set - just beautiful!

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  90. Love the circle background stamp and the beautiful card created with it!

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  91. Love the monogrammed and the background stamps!!

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  92. Squeal! You're killing me. I can't wait to see a full reveal on these!

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  93. Oh, what a great alpha! And I love how all the products just go together and compliment one another so well! Great teasers, Dawn!! :)

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  94. Absolutely stunning projects! Keep them coming!

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  95. Super projects today. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. Just amazing Dawn! I love the stamps/dies (of course) and I love your samples!

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  97. Wow--awesome projects with these great sets.

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  98. WOWZERS! This looks like an AMAZING release!!! And your sample projects are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  99. Gorgeous cards, loving the new release! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  100. Oh Wow!! amazing and beautiful new set!

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  101. Love the backgrounds. Very unique and useful. Will offer unlimited possibilities. Loved your offerings!

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  102. Wow, your projects are just amazing. I love this new release!

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  103. Gorgeous cards and a great and versatile set.

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  104. My wish list is growing... Love how you can use the monogram set to also create awesome bold sentiments.

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  105. EEK! everything is so perfect, I love that gorgeous banner!

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  106. Love this font you created, so cool!! I think a monogram set would be something fun to add to my collection! Great inspiration!!
    Cheers,
    Robin

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  107. Fantastic style on the monograms, and I love the backgrounds too!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!! :-)

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  108. Woot! Lovely projects and new products! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  109. Love, love, love the new monogram set! Great new product. Can't wait to make my own monogrammed note cards.

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  110. Oh My Gosh, I love the new sets and I have got to have the feather set.

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  111. Oh My Gosh, I love the new sets and I have got to have the feather set.

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  112. FANTASTIC combination of stamps & dies!!!

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  113. Beautiful cards! I am anxious to see the new Borders and Background stamp set.

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  114. I love Every One of these sets. You have made the cutest cards with them!

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  115. Yeahhhh...I'm going to need these too ;)

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  116. Wow! So many beautiful cards and products! Gorgeous showcase Dawn!

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