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.
- 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
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!