Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wplus9 April 2014 Release Day 3

Hey guys! We're back for another packed day of inspiration featuring our April 2014 Release!

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 April 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. If you are just joining us, be sure to catch up with Day 1 and Day 2 to get the details on what we'll be releasing.

Before we get to today's products, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, to all of you. Your comments - your incredibly kind words, they just leave me speechless. Thank you so much.

I'm anxious to share today's projects with you. I had so much fun creating these. We've been in a very feminine mode the last two days. Well, the next two days will be more eclectic and expressive, moving into masculine, but with an edge. Ready? Let's go!

Borders & Backgrounds 4

Details

  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 6 individual stamps; 2 border/background building strips and 4 accent/background building images
  • will be available for pre-order April 5th for $14

Quick Note: This set has been delayed by a few days. We are not guaranteed that the full batch will arrive by Saturday. We are expecting it as early as next week. However, we are allowing pre-orders for this item. We will NOT hold your order back if it contains this set. We will ship all in stock items and ship Borders & Backgrounds 4 as soon as it arrives, at no extra cost.

Ink Splats

Details

  • is a 3x4" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 4 individual stamps
  • will be available for purchase April 5th for $6

And, we have re-released the previously retired So 80's stamp set for a limited time. This set is perfect for the mixed media, artsy/grungy look this is so popular again!

So 80's


Let's take a look at these in action.

For my first sample, I've used all of the featured sets and some previously released dies.

Ink Splats has quickly climbed it's way to the top of my "It List". At just $6, it's a perfect staple. I do like to splatter ink on my projects the traditional way, but you just can't achieve quite the same effect as you can with stamping. I love the way I was able to stamp out some random ink spots and then die cut the "26" from it.

The block sentiment from So 80's and the off kilter arrangement of "happy" from the Happy Trio die compliment the free-form style of the this card. It all looks just kind of thrown together. Although we all know that I arranged, and re-arranged, swapped out and brought back, and re-arranged these elements countless times. :)

To add some interest to the right side, I stamped the large dot chevron border image down the right side and embossed it in white.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Ink Splats (available 04/05/14), Borders & Backgrounds 4 (available for pre-order 04/05/14), So 80's // Inks: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Cranberry Crush Dye Ink, Lake House Dye Ink // Dies: Happy Trio Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts Die, Timeless Tags 2 Die, Modern Numerals Die // Cardstock: Cashmere, Dove Grey, White

This next duo of cards features that large ink smear I used to swatch out our inks that so many of you inquired about. And of course, Hand Lettered Hello. I think I already warned you about my over use of this set.

I liked this layout so much, that I made two.

Okay, so maybe it was because I couldn't decide whether to stamp the sentiment in white or black...so I did both.

Can you blame me?

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Hand Lettered Hello (available 04/05/14) So 8o's // Ink: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Sweet Nectar Dye Ink // Dies: Clear Cut Stackers: Circles // Cardstock: Black, White

So many of the products in this release work so well with our previous releases. I usually like to showcase new items on their own. To show their potential and give as many ideas using just that set. But, I was so inspired to pull out several of our older items while creating my samples. I wanted to show how you can really work these items into your existing stash, and to show their versatility.

The sentiments in Hand Lettered Hello fit perfectly into the Conversation Bubbles Die. To create the speech bubble with the negative heart, I used the heart in Seasonal Sentiments. I die cut the speech bubble, die cut the heart out of the speech bubble and then embossed it in silver.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Hand Lettered Hello (available 04/05/14), Ink Splats (available 04/05/14) // Ink: Lake House Dye Ink, Nautical Navy Dye Ink, Sweet Gelato Dye Ink // Dies: Hand Lettered Hello Die (available 04/05/14), Conversation Bubbles, Seasonal Sentiments Die // Cardstock: Sweet Gelato, Lake House, White

We're down to my last sample for today. There's just something about this one that speaks to me. Maybe it's those vibrant colors against that black backdrop?

This one shows how a few "randomly" stamped and embossed images from Borders & Backgrounds 4 creates the most interesting background for that big bold "hello".

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Borders & Backgrounds 4 (available for pre-order 04/05/14) // Dies: Conversation Bubbles Die // Cardstock: White, Black

And that's, that. We have some edgy masculine stuff coming your way tomorrow. As usually, I've tried to take that "occasion" set and make it into something that can be useful all year round.

Ready for the giveaway? Ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Ink Splats, Borders & Backgrounds 4 and the limited edition So 80's stamp sets? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST April 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

I'll be back tomorrow!

132 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!! I will kill foth this Ink splats!!!! :)))

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  2. What a great set of cards! It is impossible to chose a favorite. Each one is an inspiration for further creativity. Thanks for leading the way.

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  3. Ink Splats!!! Awesome! Great cards.

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  4. aaa! cosmic splash! very stylish sets!

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  5. love those splatters and the 80's set - thanks for the chance to win.x

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  6. Fantastic splatters and splotches!!

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  7. yay! LOVE the So 80's Set!!! woo hoo!!!

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  8. These sets are fabulous! I especially like your "hello" cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Paint splats are so in trend and these are great!

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  10. Love these new sets….can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow too!!

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  11. Great inspiration using these fabulous new sets, Dawn ... love the backgrounds and those awesome paint splats! Anita :)

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  12. I LOVE Ink Splats!! They look very real and organic to me. And the borders are too cool as well....

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  13. What fun sets! Especially loving the borders one, I can think of so many possibilities there and loving the bold splats!

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  14. Ink Splats = one happy girl!

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  15. Love these artistic and trendy sets, so fun!!!

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  16. FABulous inspiration! Love the new sets!

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  17. I don't know what to say! These sets are just off the charts and I love each and every card you shared today so much. I could gush about them all - fabulous funky backgrounds (the dots are genius) and the perfect scale of ink splat! Just amazing, Dawn!

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  18. I love the hand lettered hello. There are so many fun new things.

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  19. Love these sets. The borders are so pretty. Love the splatters and all the other images too. Thanks fir sharing all the awesome cards!

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  20. So on trend! These new sets are great! The dotted borders have so much potential!

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  21. Happy to see So 80's back for a bit! Definitely going to snatch that one up this time! Great card samples!!

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  22. You're making it tough on our wallets! Great sets, especially the ink splats.

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  23. GREAT new release! Love these sets!

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  24. Todays stamps are so fun, especially the ink splats!

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  25. What fun and trendy projects you've showcased today! I love the ink splatters - they look perfectly natural, like the real deal. This month is going to be very very bad for my budget!!

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  26. More fabulous releases, love the ink splats :)

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  27. OMG!!! I love them all. Ink Splats is a must have for sure!!

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  28. What a great release!! Love all of them!! Splats are looove!

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  29. Those ink splats are so awesome! That black card with that beautiful embossing is by far my favorite!

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  30. I just love how that border and background looks against the black!

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  31. I just love how that border and background looks against the black!

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  32. Glad to see So 80's make a come back! Great stuff this release!

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  33. I totally need those Ink Splats, Dawn! They looks fabulous!

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  34. Love the 80's look! Fun new stamps!

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  35. Could these stamps be any more cool? I absolutely LOVE the splatters as I struggle making those so they look nice. Such inspirational products and cards!

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  36. So very trendy and love the Ink Splats!! Very cool designs.

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  37. I see beaded IKAT in your Borders & Backgrounds 4.
    Very interesting:)

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  38. what great stamps...they are perfect for masculine or feminine cards. I esp. like how you use these with teens.

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  39. Such great sets...want them all! Wonderful inspiration cards, absolutely wonderful!
    c

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  40. I'm so falling in love with all of these sets. I can't wait to see the masculine ones for tomorrow.

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  41. Stunning samples! What a great release.

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  42. As always, your stamps are creative and unique!

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  43. Love the ink splat...makes it easy to make a "mess"!

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  44. Who doesn't love an ink splat??? Controlled mess....love it!

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  45. Love your hello card today! Those colors are like sherbet! Sweet mix of the ink sweep and that amazing hello!

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  46. Wow... great new stamp sets... thought I already had enough, guess I was wrong! I love the splat for my collection of watercolor sets!

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  47. Awesome! That's the word that fits these new stamp sets. I love them all. Your creations are fantastic and a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  48. Your cards are wonderful and I love that the ink splatter set is just $6.

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  49. Fantastic cards today, Dawn! Love the ink splats sets. I think I need them both!

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  50. oh my heck I am totally LOVING it ALL.. awesome fun sets..right up my alley..

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  51. Fabulous!!! I love borders and backgrounds 4.

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  52. What a fun, edgy release day! I've loved all your cards today#

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  53. Love that you brought back the 80s set…and the ink splat is also fantastic!!

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  54. These new sets are awesome! Love your cards!!

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  55. Wonderful inspiration! LOVE the b'day card and the oh-so-affordable ink splat set!

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  56. That Hello Birthday card is awesome - the stamps look like the bright lights of city buildings!

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  57. Love the ink splatters and how natural they look!

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  58. Oh these backgrounds look like so much fun! TFS!!!

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  59. Funky and fabulous .. love it ! X

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  60. Love , love , love the Ink Splats set !! The borders & backgrounds 4 set is awesome too! Your cards are simply amazing, Dawn!!!

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  61. Wow these cards are amazing love, love them. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  62. These are amazing! I love how you incorporated the old with the new to show us how to tie them all together and use what we have on hand. Great post!

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  63. So awesome! Love the ink splats!

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  64. Amazing sets!! Might need to get one of each. :)

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  65. Love today's sets the best!! Borders and backgrounds 4 rocks!!!
    Robin

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  66. So much to love! The gorgeous "hello" is wonderful enough to stand alone, but when you add the fabulous ink splats and dotted chevron shapes, it all looks so fabulous together.

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  67. Such fun and wonderful sets! Love the look of the pixel-ated ikat - totally reminds me of 80's video games!!

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  68. These new stamps look great! Can't wait to use them.

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  69. WoW WoW WoW!! Tottally LOVE the New Backgrounds and the Paint Set!! These will be SO FUN to use!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  70. Can't wait for this new release, these are all so fabulous

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  71. Love the colours and techniques - always so inspirational!

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  72. Love the new Ink Splats set. Looks like a must have! And I can see why you keep using the Hello set; it's so pretty.

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  73. Wow!! Love those ink splatters!!!

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  74. I like the stamps especially the ink splatter set.

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  75. Love the ink splatters! Love all the sets....lol. And love the cards! Great JOB!

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  76. Fabulous new products and projects today.

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  77. would be fun to create with these sets. Love the vibrant colors against the black on the last card.

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  78. Your new sets are so versatile ... and great to mix n match. Love your stamps and dies.

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  79. Awesome cards!! I love the dot background set!!

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  80. fun fun fun! love these new stamp sets!

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  81. Awesome. ;-) Love the grungy feel of these projects. Fun supplies!

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  82. Love the ink splats and all your cards look amazing!

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  83. All the sets are awesome but for us control freaks the splat is where it's at that way I can put the splat just exactly where I want it more control ha! Thanks!

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  84. I love the so 80, must be showing my age

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  85. What fun sets today!! Still loving that big hello though. Think it's my favorite of this release!

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  86. Love everything today!! The question is What to buy???? Maybe I'll win today?

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  87. Wow! These new sets are awesome! So many fun possibilities!!! And I love the cards you made combining the new sets with the new big "hello"!!!! FABULOUS!

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  88. Fabulous background! Love all your wonderful designs

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  89. Fantastic stamps, especially 'the 80's', I use the word 'awesome' 500 times a day!! Would love to win, thanks so much.

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  90. All of your cards today are just wonderful, Dawn! I love the ink splats, and the new background set is fabulous! The last card done on black is fantastic and perfect for a teen girl!

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  91. Looks like a great release - but I must say that last card, bold and black is gonna stick in my head for awhile!

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  92. I am a new fan of WPlus9 so "So 80s" is new to me! But as an 80s girl myself, I LOVE IT! Gorgeous ways you have used these sets...soft and pretty and bold and graphic!

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  93. I am not usually a fan of "grunge", but maybe, just maybe I could be converted ;). I love the "Borders and Backgrounds 4". Your last "hello" card using that set is just amazing.....so clever and unique. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies.
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    Sherry in MI

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  94. Loving this release more each day! I definitely know those ink splats will be making there way to my home.

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  95. I love, love, love the ink splats and paint brush....so trendy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  96. I really like the ink splat set!

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  97. Love the splats! That hello speaks to me every time I see it. Love it!

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  98. Love the ink splats and happy to see So 80'2 back! Great samples again today!

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  99. Love it all, especially the ink splats!!

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  100. Such a great release! Love the ink splats and the new background set. You samples are fabulous...can't wait to order! Heather J.

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  101. The ink splats! I must have the ink splats!

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  102. Those ink splats are fantastic!! And I really love the colour combination of your Hello Birthday Girl card! (gotta love black and pink!)

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  103. These are awesome, Dawn! So much fun and so many possibilities!!! I love the B&B4 embossed on black cardsock....very cool!

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  104. More fantastic sets but the Ink Splats and So 80s are my favorites! Love them!

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  105. Omg the ink splats set its awesome, i love it

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  106. Wow..Amazing sets..Loved your hello birthday girl card..Infinite possibilities with those lovely sets and specially ink splats set is awesome

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  107. Love the idea of an ink splat set! Your cards are amazing!

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  108. Love these cards and I so want to have these stamps :)

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  109. Love how you used the ink splats on the Hello You cards!

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  110. Fabulous sets and even better inspiration!!

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  111. I think it's very cool how you are combining old sets with new sets and bringing one out of the vault. It's truly showing how versatile your line of stamps is and that's something that all crafters/stampers can appreciate.

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  112. I'm loving that you brought back the 80's set!!!! I must get that before it goes back into the vault!

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  113. I love these splatter stamps! Adds so much fun to a card!

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  114. Love all your samples, but know I will get the ink splats in my stash. Thnaks for a chance to win!

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  115. I absolutely LOVE the ink splats stamp set. Those are some really fun and pretty card features you have there.

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  116. I love the Border's and Background's 4 stamp set! Fabulous inspiration as always! :)

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  117. WOW amazing cards...love that style!
    the first card is my favorite....

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  118. Fantastic cards. I love these new fun stamp set

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  119. They are so cool and fabulous. My favorites are the borders and ink splits :)

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  120. The Ink Splats are a must have for me. Great inspiration today.

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  121. Ink Splats, cool borders, fabulous inspiration cards - love EVERYTHING about today's post! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  122. Very cool! Your cards really showcase the versatility of these sets.

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  123. Ink Splats and So 80's. What a perfect combo!

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  124. The ink splats and dot zigzags are Awesome! And your cards are stunning! I don't know how you do it all... Design stamps, run a business and still find time to make great cards and take perfect photos. Very impressive!

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