Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wplus9 December 2013 Release 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 December 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

We have a gorgeous release for you filled with images and sentiments perfect for all things love! Valentines Day, weddings, engagement, or just because...we've got you covered. There are four new stamps and three new dies to share with you, so let's get started!

Let's start with Fresh Cut Wreaths!

Fresh Cut Wreaths

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 28 individual stamps: 15 wreath building images and 13 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $21

Fresh Cut Wreaths contains two wreath images that you build - a traditional round wreath, and a heart shaped wreath. Like most of our building stamp sets, these beauties are a breeze to use. Each of the layers is grouped together on one stamp, so the placement is already figured out. And though you can use just the base layers and have a gorgeous image, you *know* there are detail and filler images so that you can get as creative as you want!

I just love how detailed and full of color these wreaths can become with surprisingly little effort. The fact that it is actually fun to create is just a bonus! Let's take a look at the step-by-step building process.

Instructions:
  1. Step 1: Stamp the base leaves. (they are all properly spaced with "blank" spots for the flowers to fit into)
  2. Step 2: Add the trumpet shaped flowers (again, they are all on one stamp and properly spaced and angled)
  3. Step 3: Add the four-petal flower cluster
  4. Step 4 (optional): Add flower details and fill in with smaller flowers

The "celebrate" sentiment included in this set fits perfectly inside of the wreath. To finish the sentiment off, I added "true love" - also included in the set, on the banner from Heartfelt Holiday. The shading of the banner was added using a Copic (thanks Amber for the idea!). While I had the Copics out, I decided to add a little "shadow" to the wreath. I am so happy with the dimension it added!

The background and matching tag were both stamped with Borders & Backgrounds 2. Again, I added a shadow using Copic markers. I think it really adds a lot to the design with very little effort!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Fresh Cut Wreaths (available 12/5/13), More Fresh Cuts (available 12/5/13), Heartfelt Holiday, Borders & Backgrounds 2 // Dies: More Fresh Cuts Companion Die (available 12/5/13), Heartfelt Holiday Companion Die, Timeless Tags 2 Die // Cardstock: Oatmeal

Next, I want to show you the heart shaped wreath along with more of the sentiments in this set. They are just gorgeous! And really need very little work or fuss to whip up a polished card fast.

I built the heart wreath in the same way as the round one. I opted to leave this one much more simple...just adding in the "centers" of the flowers with a strong contrasting color. A complimentary envelope liner stamped with the wood pattern from Dockside Backgrounds, and I call this one done.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Fresh Cut Wreaths (available 12/5/13), Dockside Backgrounds // Dies: A2 Envelope Liner Die | Cardstock: Oatmeal // Other: A2 Oatmeal Envelopes

Ready for the next set?

More Fresh Cuts

  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 32 individual stamps: 31 image builders and 1 sentiment
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $14
More Fresh Cuts Companion Die

  • contains 11 individual dies wired together that can be easy separated if desired
  • coordinates with the More Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • will be available for purchase December 5th for $9

More Fresh Cuts is a sister set to the wildly popular Fresh Cut Florals! We've expanded on flower shapes and foliage to bring you a whole new batch of blooms. Use this set alone or in combination with the original for truly unlimited possibilities!

While I had the Copic markers out, I discovered a really cool faux watercolor technique that uses NO water! And it's like magic, I'm telling you.

All you need is Memories or Hero Arts Shadow inks and a Copic Blender. I tried it with several different inks and these two were the only ones that gave optimal results. I tried this technique with every image in More Fresh Cuts and the results are stunning! For this card, I focused on the peony-like image in the set.

Click below to see exactly how it's done!

Watch above or in HD at YouTube

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: More Fresh Cuts (available 12/5/13), Fresh Cut Wreaths (available 12/5/13), Quilt Prints, Silver Bells // Dies: Silver Bells Companion Die // Cardstock: White

And here is another one, using the same technique. It's so addictive, especially with these images because of the way the set is designed with the base and details separated into separate stamps. And I love how the results are unique and different each time.

It really is hard for me to add much else to distract from the imagery, when it is so pretty. So a simple "Happy Birthday" sentiment included in More Fresh Cuts fits the bill nicely. I am just in love with how it totally looks like I hand painted it! Shh...we'll let the recipient think what they want. ;)

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: More Fresh Cuts (available 12/5/13), Dockside Backgrounds // Cardstock: Oatmeal, White

For the last card I kept it simple. No fancy techniques, just good ol' stamping!

I practiced on scratch paper first to get an arrangement I liked. Once I had it all figured out, I just repeated it on my card base. The "Sending Lots of Love" sentiment is from Valentine Wishes, which I will introduce tomorrow, and was heat embossed in white. And I decided to make it an engagement card by adding a sub-sentiment from Fresh Cut Wreaths.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: More Fresh Cuts (available 12/5/13), Valentine Wishes (available 12/5/13), Fresh Cut Wreaths (available 12/5/13) // Ink: White Pigment Ink

And that's it from me for today. But some of the girls have more to share with you! Be sure to head over to their blogs to check out what they have for you:

Hannah Craner
Jinny Newlin
Lea Lawson
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder

So there you have Day 1, I really hope you enjoyed today's previews. Are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Fresh Cut Wreaths, More Fresh Cuts and the More Fresh Cuts Companion Die? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST December 2nd 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!

135 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! I'm so excited :) the new release is so amazing and pretty...absolutely it's on my wishlist.

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  2. Oh my gosh. These are stationery quality. Mega love, especially the last one!

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  3. I am loving all your inspiration! These new stamp sets look amazing! Can't wait to see more :)

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  4. Hi Dawn!!! OMG.....your last card is so striking.....I'm just giddy over today's peeks!!!!

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  5. So stunningly beautiful! Your creativity always surprises me in a good way.

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  6. Oh WOW!!!!!! More fresh cuts??? I'm waiting and waiting for the full release!

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  7. Oh wow these are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful video too - can't wait to try that technique!

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is definitely on my wishlist. Absolutely amazing!

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  9. Gorgeous - Fresh Cut Wreaths has gone straight to the top of my wish list!

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  10. So beautiful! I would love to win these! I'm new to card making and stumbled on to wplus9 after reading a card making blog but now I'm hooked with your stamps and dies. Love them!

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  11. more fresh cut florals - wheeee! love the watercolored look.

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  12. love the card with the white embossed sentiment, and i am fully inspired to try the faux watercolor look, thanks!

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  13. These new sets are fabulous! More fresh cut florals, wreathes, all so beautiful!

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  14. This is absolutely stunning!!
    It just screams elegance and class! Great samples

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  15. I love this release! I just saw a card the Jennifer McGuire created using Fresh Cut Florals and was instantly in love! So these new stamps and dies are on my wish list now as well.

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  16. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!! I'm so excited to add this to my collection!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  17. I can't believe what a difference the shadow makes, I thought that border was a die cut!

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  18. Another gorgeous set of stamps! Beautiful cards - can't wait to see more!

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  19. Wowsers - what a stunning release!! Amazing samples!! I want it all!!!

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  20. Gorgeous cards - these new Fresh Cut sets are making me swoon!! Hope Father Christmas will remember how good I have been this year ;) Rx

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  21. Stunning cards!! I'm so ready for spring....already!

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  22. Stunning. Ever since Jean Martin made her gorgeous floral wreath cards, the craze started. I am so happy that you made a set that makes it so easy to layout a gorgeous arrangement. I especially love the first card since I have the background set.

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  23. Yay, it's release time :) This wreath set is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your watercoloring technique too.

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  24. Stunning!!! Love the release from today. I love flowers :)

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  25. Gorgeous flowers. Love the wreaths, especially the heart shaped one!

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  26. Of course I love these... so many possibilities!

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  27. Oh wow! I just got Fresh Cut Florals and now there are MORE! I'm in love, that last card with the dark base is just STUNNING!

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  28. Oh, swoon! Dawn, you have outdone yourself! This release is right up my alley!

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  29. Wow x 100000! These new sets are amazing in and of themselves, but with your touch, they've become magical! Your cards to showcase them are absolutely stunning! I'm in awe - and adding to my wish list immediately! Thank you for sharing!
    c

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  30. I'm in LOVE with these new sets! And the cards showcasing these stamps are beautiful.

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  31. More absolutely stunning sets...love this release already!

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  32. Definitely need more fresh cuts in my life !! Stunning !!! Xx

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  33. GORGEOUS! Your samples are stunning! Love the faux watercolor technique. I don't even need to see the rest to know I'm all in for this one. Great job, Dawn! Off to see what the other ladies have done!

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  34. Beautiful new sets and your samples are gorgeous! Love the stationery feel you created. Off to look at what the other designers have to share...

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  35. What a beautiful new stamp set. I love how you added shadow to the wreath. The stamped background looks amazing as well. :)

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  36. Love all these new sets! So beautiful, can't wait until the 5th!

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  37. Your stuff is AMAZING!!! can't wait!

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  38. I love these! I don't have any W9 sets yet, but this wreath set is GORGEOUS!

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  39. Amazing!!! Your last card should be displayed in a museum, it's simply perfect!

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  40. Swoon! How do you keep coming up with these wonderful designs? I LOVE your heart wreath and the new fresh cuts will be as popular as their sister, I'm sure. Love them all!

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  41. These look like fabulous must have stamps. Your samples are gorgeous.

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  42. Oh, wauw, how super super gorgeous these are!!! Love the way you can use more colors to stamps the pretty flowers and leaves! Love the heart-shaped wreath and the colors you used on your last card in the post are just amazing!! Wonderful inspiration and new stamps!!

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  43. Beautiful!! Really loving the more Fresh Cut Florals, excited to see more!

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  44. I am in love with your stuff!! It's all SO GORGEOUS!!!!

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  45. Your samples are absolutely stunning! I can't wait to get my hands on More Fresh Cuts!

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  46. Beautiful stamps! I am in love with the endless wreath making possibilities for Fresh Cut Wreaths and love the heart wreath!

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  47. Such a gorgeous set of cards and the new stamps are to die for. I am so late to your Fresh Cut fabulousness and now I may need to pick them ALL up (new and previously released) - hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dawn!

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  48. These are absolutely gorgeous stamp sets and your samples are awe-mazing!!! Another fabulous release!! Can't wait for the rest!

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  49. Another group of must haves. I am so excited, I can't wait to play with them.
    Ang

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  50. Super duper excited for this releases! Fresh Cut Floral is one of my favorite set of all time, so to have more options of this fabulous set definitely makes me feel all giddy. Love the samples and the faux watercolor technique is awesome.

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  51. Such beautiful designs!! Love, love, love the additions and the fun wreath set as well!

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  52. Oh my!!! You have certainly outdone yourself this time. Love these new sets!!!!

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  53. Wonderful stamp designs. I love how sweet and romantic they look. I can definitely see the versatility of the set as well. I just love how you added the shadow detail on the background with a Copic marker. It adds so much dimension. I thought it was a patterned paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. What a fabulous idea with these wreath stamps! They look gorgeous and so versatile. It's a very exciting Day 1 release!!

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  55. Awesome video, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. These stamps make me giddy! I can't wait to see more!

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  57. oh my Dawn, these are lovely....once again another amazing set!

    enjoy *~*

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  58. I am totally in love with that heart-shaped wreath!!! GORGEOUS!

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  59. I love both of these! They are just beautiful!

    Chris L.

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  60. Beautiful additions to fresh cut florals. Love the wreath designs. Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  61. Simply gorgeous! These breathtaking beauties are definitely at the top of my must have list! Thank you for sharing the watercolor technique. I can't wait to try it!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Adorable new set…so versatile!

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  63. FABULOUS! Gorgeous! I love that you can achieve a watercolor look by stamping instead of painting! Beautiful set and cards! TFS!

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  64. No one does florals like you do. Cool technique! And I hope you do videos more often...I enjoy them ;)

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  65. Love this release already! I'm really excited about the wreaths, especially the heart. TFS the watercolor technique and the shadow technique on the border stamp!

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  66. Absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for showing so many up close photos and directions. Beautiful products - as always!!

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  67. Oh gosh, that gray and purple card is just FAB! I can't wait to see more samples for these sets! TFS!!!

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  68. Beautiful sets!! Love the new wreath designs. Also love the copic marker shadows on the first card. Amazing work everyone. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  69. I am a Fresh Cut Florals fan so More Fresh Cuts can only be more of a good thing!

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  70. Absolutely beautiful stamps n cards

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  71. Love the weath set and samples.

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  72. Beautiful cards! I am completely smitten with the heart wreath!!! Love the additions to fresh cut florals!

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  73. Love the new stamps, and I am especially taken with your faux watercolouring technique!

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  74. Simply stunning cards...I love that wreath design but the heart shaped one is what made it for me, so sweet.

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  75. i just love your stamps.... wplus9 is the BEST!!

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  76. I'm so excited it is release time!! I love the samples that you've shown today! Just beautiful!!

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  77. Wow!!! This stamp set is gorgeous!!

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  78. These are all fantastic. Your Fresh Cut series is an absolute winner!

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  79. Hi Dawn, I didn't really get the point of building stamp sets until I got my 1st set from Wplus9 & now I'm hooked. Not only do they make me look like a crafting genius by doing all the hard work for me, but there is no more coloring, well unless you want to ;-) Theresa x

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  80. Wow Dawn! Thanks so much for a fabulous blog hop. The fresh cuts releases are amazing! I just love the ease of creating the wreath shapes & the coordinating dies to the flowers will make layering a dream.

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  81. These new sets are amazing! I love all my wplus9 stamps and can't wait to get these. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. I have been anxiously awaiting your new release - it has been too long. :) You have awesome products and ideas. Love the new sets so far! Can't wait to see more!

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  85. These new sets are wonderful additions to the Fresh Cut set! I love them already.

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  86. Beautiful stamp sets! and thank you for sharing the technique! this one looks easy enough for me to try! :)

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  87. I always LOVE your flower stamp sets and am so excited !!!

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  88. Looks like another winner! Can't wait to get my hands on these!!

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  89. So sweet and delicately looking!! Just beautiful!

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  90. I just loved what you did with those stamps, what a fun technique! And these floral sets are so, so lovely. Thanks so much for the opportunity to take these cuties home!

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  91. Wow, stunning cards! Can't wait to get my hands on these stamps and dies!

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  92. Yes!!! So happy to see another one of these floral sets!

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  93. Stunning!!
    That's all I can say...
    just stunning!

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  94. Breathtaking! These look like hand painted works of art! Love them!

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  95. I'm so excited about the new sets! I love the colors you used with the last card.

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  96. Be still my fresh cut floral and wreath loving soul....LOVE a million times over.

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  97. Such pretty creations with these new products.

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  98. So pretty! Love the inspiration!

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  99. As usually so excited to see your new products! Love them!!!

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  100. Wow these are goregous! Just found you...and an so excited I did!

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  101. Love all the projects...you did an Awesome job!

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  102. Love these new stamp sets. The cards are beautiful. Thanks for the video. It is always better to see first hand how something is done.

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  103. I love your wreaths and the cards that you made with them: they look so wonderful on the oatmeal cardstock too!!

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  104. So pretty! Love the clean and fresh look!

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  105. Because Fresh Cut Florals is so wildly popular, I have yet to be able to get my hands on a set. Maybe I'll be able to get More Fresh Cut, which is stunning, by the way.

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  106. Love these sets! Your cards are just stunning! Heather J.

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  107. Amazing projects. Love the floral wreath. Can't wait to see more.

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  108. Gorgeous, looking forward to the new release :)

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  109. Such beautiful projects, love them!!!

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  110. So pretty! I am not so good at this kind of multi-step stamping but your step-by-step guide makes so easy and I would love to try it :)

    Penny

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  111. Beautiful stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. WOW!!! These images are beautiful and the scripty font is gorgeous!!!

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  113. Oh so beautiful! Can't wait to add to my Fresh Cut Florals!

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  114. I love wreaths and I love flowers! What a perfect combo!

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  115. I'm wowed ever card is so lovely thanks for a chance to win

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  116. WOW! Fresh Cut Florals is one of my all time favorite stamp sets; these new sets are beautiful and I love the cards that you created to showcase the sets!!

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  117. What a great new technique you discovered! Love it! :)

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  118. So very in love with this set..love the flowers so very pretty....stunning cards..all of them...and oh my love that faux water coloring..amazing!

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  119. I just got Fresh Cut Flowers in the mail so these additions are going to be awesome!

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  120. Wonderful inspiration. The Projects are all AMAZING!! TFS!
    To play with these must have been so much fun!

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  121. FABULOUS new release Dawn - Santa's list is getting longer!!!

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  122. A spectacular release! Your creations are always so beautiful!

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  123. WOW. These are insanely breathtakingly awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on these. WOWOOWOWOOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  124. Ok, now, these cards are all SERIOUSLY amazing!

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  125. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! That copic technique is so wonderful!!!!

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