Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wplus9 August/September 2013 Release Day 3

Are you ready for day 3 of our August/September 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.

We have more new product to share. Today is all about the nautical trend. But let's face it, nautical isn't really a trend, is it? It's about as classic as it gets. That's why I am so excited that it has made a mainstream resurgence. Nautical/beach themes, colors, design, textures...they are my all-time favorite. So I am very pleased to introduce today's line up!

Dockside

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 30 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 17 images and 13 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $21

Dockside Companion Die

  • contains 4 dies wired together
  • coordinates with the Dockside stamp set
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $6

Dockside Backgrounds

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 7 high quality photo-polymer background building stamps
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $21

Nautical Notions Die

  • contains 4 dies wired together
  • larger and more detailed stand-alone dies that compliment the images in Dockside
  • will be available for purchase August 9th for $10

This first card features both Dockside and Dockside Backgrounds, along with the companion die. I started by stamping the large intertwined rope background from Dockside Backgrounds. In between each large gap, I added the small anchor image from Dockside.

For the focal image, I stamped the "Fair Winds...." graphic on a circle I die cut using Clear Cut Stackers: Circles. I decided to layer a little banner from Basic Banners Companion Die directly over it.

For my sentiment I chose the appropriate "Good Luck", also from Dockside. As an accent, I added a little anchor from the Dockside Companion Die. I thought an envelope seal with a negative anchor die cut would be a fun little addition as well. For that I used the Nautical Notions Die.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Dockside, Dockside Backgrounds | Dies: Basic Banners Companion Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Circles, Dockside Companion Die, Nautical Notions | Cardstock: White, Lake House, Nautical Navy

This next card just screams summer to me. And oh, how easy it was to pull together!

I die cut the sail boat from Nautical Notions in plain white and decided to layer it over a "sun". I die cut a circle using Clear Cut Stackers: Cirlces and then did some ombre stamping using the stripe from Country Charm.

To give the sail a little dimension, I adhered it directly to the card at the top and bottom, and used foam tape under the sail. Love how it gives the illusion of a full sail.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Dockside Country Charm | Dies: Nautical Notions, Clear Cut Stackers: Circles | Cardstock: White, Cupid's Bow

I've included general sentiments for quite a few occasions in this set. But an "odd" one that I snuck in was this one.

Get it? We are water people. If my husband isn't at home, you'll find him on the river. So when he turned 40 this year and I was trying to find a theme for his party, "Man Overboard" just came to mind. It's the nautical version of "Over The Hill"!

I die cut the life preserver twice, once from red and once from white. Like the sail boat, the life preserver has score marks for a little extra detail. I used those score marks as guides to cut the red pieces and then adhered them to the white one. Super easy!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Dockside, Borders & Backgrounds 2 (stripes) | Dies: Basic Banners Companion Die, Nautical Notions, A2 Envelope Liner | Cardstock: Nautical Navy, White, Cupid's Bow

For my next card, I wanted to show you more of the backgrounds in Dockside Backgrounds along with some of the "rope" sentiment starters in Dockside.

I stamped a white card base with the wood dock background stamp. Love how it looks like the boards of a dock.

"Thanks", along with the other sentiment starters in this set are another Wplus9 exclusive. I had a lot of fun creating them. I added "for being my anchor" below it and embellished with a couple more images from Dockside. Finally, I added the rope border from Dockside Backgrounds.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Dockside, Dockside Backgrounds | Dies: Dockside Companion Die | Cardstock: White, Cupid's Bow

These last two projects are my favorites. To me, Nautical is the epitome of CAS - minimal clean design.

You really can't get any more simple than this. I cut strips of Lake House card stock in 1/4 - 1" strips and adhered them to a white card base.

I die cut the anchor from Nautical Notions and embossed it in gold. Then I added my sentiment from Basic Banners and embossed it in white. LOVE.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Basic Banners | Dies: Nautical Notions | Cardstock: White, Lake House

And finally, another simple one. I am loving these little 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" note cards. Just the right amount of real estate to design on and so quick and easy to create. So I threw together some with my oldest's initials. Now he will have is own little thank you notes. Maybe it will actually encourage him to write a thank you note!

I stamped an oatmeal card base with an all over anchor pattern and added one of the two circular labels from Dockside. I used Monogrammed to add his initials to the center. Dockside is a perfect set to use for masculine personalized stationery.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Dockside | Cardstock: Oatmeal

And that is everything! We are so excited to show you everything in full tomorrow, along with the other new consumables. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for all of the details!

But wait! Are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Dockside, the Dockside Companion Die, Dockside Backgrounds, and the Nautical Notions Die? 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, and don't forget tomorrow!

118 comments:

  1. Amazing theme and great new release!! I think I'm in love with your stamps :)

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  2. Love all the nautical inspired stamps and dies. Very classy.

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  3. Love the nautical theme! the cards you created are darling!

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  4. Very classy nautical stamps. Lots of great thought went into them and it shows in your creativity. TFS! My husband is a Navy man and a river rat so this set is perfect for me.

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  5. Dawn, you rocked the nautical theme. Such lovely images and totally cool backgrouds. The wood dock is the best wood image I have ever seen! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. The light blue and white stripes card is just beautiful... I cannot wait to see the DT creations now!!!

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  7. Just love these sets. I especially like the white boat in front of the sun. Beautifull.

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  8. So obsessed with nautical these days... and stripes! Hence I'm swooning over your last card especially. Such a fabulous release!!

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  9. I really like the nautical trend. I recently crocheted a beach tote in nautical colors. ;-) Your cards are gorgeous as ever. I always enjoy the countdown to release day. Thanks for a chance to win this set.

    Ingrid

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  10. I agree, the nautical theme is really a classic, one I've always loved. I'd love to win this set and make my dad, who repairs boats for a living, some cards with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I am a HUGE fan of all things nautical and can't wait to see what all is included in the new sets. Loving all your new products! Thanks for sharing

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  12. I L.O.V.E Nautical Themes! These Sets Look Amazing! Love All The New Profucts!

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  13. I haven't jumped on the nautical bandwagon as yet, but there is no escape, is there? These cards and new products are all so fabulous, and I really need those dockside backghounds.

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  14. oh I love the rope words, and the life preserver die, so so cool!

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  15. These are adorable ...and quite sophisticated. LOVE the dyes...especially the sailboat! Can't wait to see the complete sets for this reveal.

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  16. Great theme and cards Dawn!
    Robin

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  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it Dawn!!!Such an amazing and stunning cards/release...must haves again!!

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  18. I love all things nautical-themed! The stamp set and dies are a must-have for me. They will coordinate perfectly with my favorite WPlus9 set, Guiding Light. Thanks for the chance to win this new collection.

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  19. This is the BEST nautical themed set i have ever seen!! Must have set for me since we fish and go boating...AWESOME!! Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic set!

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  20. Really love all of these , my wish list is getting so big xx can't wait till I can get my inky mitts on these xx

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  21. Oh no!!! Trouble is what I'm in!!!! Seriously amazing nautical theme and different from anything out there already!!! Love the backgrounds!

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  22. Wow! I love how your nautical theme comes with everything. Must have sets for me. Another amazing release, Dawn!

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  23. Super love this new nautical collection!!!

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  24. LOVE the rope "Thanks"! I can't wait to see the full release!

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  25. What a great nautical set set. Perfect for masculine cards!

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  26. Dawn, your boat card with the sunset is just stunning!!

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  27. I love your cards today and can't wait to see the full sets. These are going to be perfect for little boys and older males, as well as anyone who loves the water.

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  28. I really like this nautical theme! It would work great for cards for boys or girls!

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  29. Fabulous creations - love your new release products!

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  30. LOVE it all! The rope "Thanks" is the highlight for me!

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  31. This collection is awesome and I agree that the nautical is here to stay! Your nautical is so classy!!

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  32. LOVE, LOVE the Nautical Notions dies!!!

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  33. Wow! This is a MUST-HAVE!!! Love the nautical theme!

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  34. OMGee! Love the nautical themed stamps and dies. I absolutely love the sun with the sailboat card. Brilliant CAS scene!

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  35. Another gorgeous set! My husband is former Navy and is also building his own sailboat now. This would make a good set to make cards for him! Love it!

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  36. Beautiful cards Dawn and I'm loving everything I see.

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  37. I love the nautical theme! And your cards are gorgeous! That sunset...oh my!

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  38. You have just convinced me I *need* some nautical stamps. How did you do that? :) I've held fast for so long. And I'm loving the new navy paper!

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  39. WOW! Love the Dockside Background stamp set and the Nautical Notions dies.

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  40. AMAZING!! I've been looking for a nautical set and I think this is the best ever! Love that you added the Nautical Notions dies!

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  41. Adorable - love the dies and the knotted background!

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  42. Ohmygoodness I'm in stamp love!

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  43. I love the nautical theme! You did a great job designing such flexible and coordinating products ... both companion dies AND stand-alone dies = awesome!! :)

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  44. Nautical themes are my favorite!! I am a sucker for them! This set is awesome!

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  45. Wow! These stamps and dies are amazing! What an awesomely trendy set. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. GASP! I LOVE E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you previewed today! I am a HUGE nautical fan (but don't tell my husband - he is in the Air Force, not the Navy, LOL!) and know that sooner or later ALL these terrific nautically themes products will be sailing their way into my WPlus9 collection! (and I thought your Guiding Light colleciton ROCKED! It does, it will be fun to air these with those products as well). Fingers crossed on this one!!

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  47. What a great nautical set--I really like the cards you made! Living in a house of guys, I always appreciate sets that can be used to make masculine cards. The sun is gorgeous on the sailboat card. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  48. Oh wow! These are totally fabulous. I'm going to need to get all the new releases. I agree, nautical isn't a trend - it's a classic. LOVE what I've seen so far! Can't wait until tomorrow.

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  49. Wonderful cards! I am especially loving the rope sentiments! Can't wait to see more of those!

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  50. Love this trendy new set and the dies are just perfect! The samples are gorgeous and shows how many ways this can be used. Loving the sneak peeks so far and can't wait to see everything tomorrow. I am making my list and can't wait to order :)

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  51. Another series of delightful projects today! The nautical theme is definitely growing on me...and your products have been the #1 inspiration in doing so!
    c

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  52. Wonderful projects!! I love the selection of dies!!

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  53. WOW!! LOVING your Projects again today!! Looks like such a Neat set of Products and I can't wait to see what else you have for us with this release!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  54. Great new sets. Love the images and backgrounds!

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  55. First feathers and now nautical? You're hitting all of my favourite themes this week!

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  56. This is shaping up to be a "must-have-EVERYTHING" release! Love the nautical set...fresh, different, and trendy and classic at the same time. Thanks for great inspiration!

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  57. Love the nautical theme today...the sailboat die is beautiful and I love the knot stamps.

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  58. Wow! I love this nautical theme! The backgrounds are wonderful and I love the dies!!

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  59. I am LOVING the release so far.

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  60. All of your cards are beautiful and so creative!!! I never thought I needed a nautical set but seeing this one...now I do!!

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  61. Wow! All these cards looks so perfect!! I just love the crab die!

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  62. Spectacular line-up again today, Dawn! I love the stamps and dies again today, and all of your cards are just fabulous!!

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  63. Love the projects today. Great ombre on the sailboat card.

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  64. Fantastically nautical!! Great set for masculine cards!!

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  65. You definitely put a fresh spin on the nautical trend! Love it!

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  66. Awesome sets, Dawn! Loving all the samples. The one with the gold embossed anchor is my favorite!

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  67. Wow, what a fabulous set of products!! And your creations are awesome!

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  68. WOW these are cool and perfect for the newest crafting fad! LOVE your work!

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  69. Perfection! You bring the classic to nautical. Trendy but so well designed it's timeless!

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  70. I love the great sentiments about "the anchor" I love that sentiment...wish I had it right now! Great examples today, such a cute set of stamps and those dies with the little crab are going to sell out in about 5 minutes!

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  71. Dockside backgrounds has sucked me into a nautical frenzy. I love the knotted rope. You are an amazing cardmaker. Every card is classical yet right on trend. Fabulous!

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  72. Oh my gosh!!!!! Holy awesomeness!!!!

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  73. This is the third day in a row when I have wanted everything you are showing. It is all so cute!!!

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  74. I am going to have to have these by hook (excuse the pun) or by crook!! Love the net background, so unique!

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  75. These are just wonderful. I think this is the final straw that will put me on the nautical trend.

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  76. Awesome cards! Nautical is such a fun trend to play with. Looks like you've got some great sets. Can't wait for the full reveal. :)

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  77. Beautiful, love the nautical theme :)

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  78. I'm so loving this nautical trend! And I can't wait to see more of the backgrounds!

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  79. Super cute card samples with the nautical themes. These would be great to make masculine cards.

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  80. As I said yesterday, it just keeps getting better and better! I am so loving this nautical set! My heart is always on the water being a Florida girl! Love love this and you knocked this trend right out of the park as far as I am concerned!

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  81. Wonderful cards and great nautical collection!

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  82. My first time here and am loving it. Love the nautical theme.

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  83. I love everything about this release! It is absolutely amazing and I think by far the best one yet! Wonderful job and I can't wait to get so many of these products!

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  84. My nautical loving heart has found it's perfect match. Love these!

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  85. love the nautical theme to all of these goodies! great projects with them as well. thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  86. My oh my...these are amazing cards. I love all the wonderful details and can't wait to see more!

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  87. As a Navy veteran, I am loving the nautical look! Great job on the cards today (again) and all the new products!

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  88. Wonderful designs! I really love that rope background.

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  89. These sets look very interesting. Love the rope design words and background. Can't wait to see the whole set. Pam A.

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  90. Super cute set luv the cards u made they're fabulous

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  91. LOVING the anchors in this release, and the cards with a touch of gold in them! TFS!!!

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  92. What a super fun set of products and right on trend!

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  93. WOW! I love water and this nautical day is excellent!

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  95. Dawn, I LOVE today's stamps and dies! I too, have always considered the nautical theme to be timeless! My grandparents lived on the Chesapeake in Annapolis, so I guess the water is in my blood! Lake House & Nautical Navy with Cupid's Bow are perfect colors for this theme! Very clever popping up just the top sail on your boat, it adds a totally different dimension! I have to use the "Man Overboard" on my daddy, it really made me laugh and he will too! All the Dockside Background sneak peaks are terrific but the wood dock background is so realistic and original! So many options and amazing samples! You truly out did yourself with this release! Thank you for all your hard work! I look forward to the full reveal tomorrow! Blessings to you!

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  96. I am in LOVE with this nautical set and coordinating dies and your projects were AMAZING!

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  97. Very pretty. Makes me wanna hang out beside a boat again.

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  98. Fabulous Dawn!! Your cards are stunning and make me want everything :-)

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  99. Fabulous nautical set! Love anything to do with the ocean :-)

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  100. Simply fabulous, such a trendy collection!!

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  101. FABULOUS stamps & dies, Dawn!!! Its a must have. Loooooove the rope sentiments!!!

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  102. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love the ropes!

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  103. Seriously jaw dropping stamps and cards! Wow, I am in so much trouble this month!!

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  104. Love this nautical stamps & dies!! Been wanting a nautical stamp set for so long. Will definitely give one for myself :)

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  105. I love these nautical stamps and dies! Just perfect for a retirement card I need to make for a sailing friend next month!

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  106. Loving the stand alone Nautical Notions Dies.....Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. Love all of these fantastic cards!

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  108. Best nautical themed stamps and dies I've seen!

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  109. Just catching up here after vacay - what an amazing release! I'm still infatuated with Fresh Cut Florals and here come nautical and feathered themes to die for! Great job.

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