Thursday, October 2, 2014

Holiday 2014 Release - Going Stag

Are you ready to see more of the new Wplus9 Holiday 2014 Release? If you are just joining us, don't forget to check out yesterday's post to see all of the new products we will be releasing on October 5, 2014.

We have a lot of great new dies coming your way. And not only are they amazing on their own, they work beautifully together as well. Today, I've three more cards to share featuring the Stag Trio Die, the Snowflake Trio Die and the Hand Lettered Holiday Die.

I am completely in love with these dies. They make pulling together a quick sophisticated card so easy. I especially love them cut from metallic foil paper like I've done here.

I started this card by stenciling some modeling paste onto Dove Grey cardstock using a Tim Holtz stencil. I also added a little splatter using a paint brush and Distress Paint in Picket Fence. These two elements paired together really create the suggestion of movement and snow.

To create my focal point, I die cut the Snowflake Trio Die from White cardstock, covered them with Multi Matte Medium and then sprinkled them with Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter. I layered the deer cut from gold foil on top. To give the foil a little more heft, I die cut the deer from white cardstock first and then glued the two together using Multi Matte Medium.

To finish this card off, I added some thread, a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Sand and a sentiment from Heartfelt Holiday embossed in Gold.

Next up, I have another grey and white combo. I am really loving this combo lately. I really like adding texturing to this color combination using embossing paste. So I employed another Tim Holtz stencil for this one.

This time I added some clear glittered embossing powder over top of the embossing paste while it was still wet. I then heat embossed it after the paste was dry to melt it on so that it would harden to the modeling paste and stay in place.

To tie in the glitter from the background, I die cut the "merry" sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday and covered it with Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter. I don't know about you, but I always seem to use a lot of glitter when it comes to Holiday cards.

I added a few red sequins and a little red Stickles for a "nose" to add a little pop of color. You could easily leave this out if you wanted to keep it sophisticated. I just liked the touch of whimsy it added. Finally, I stamped the "Christmas" sentiment from the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set on the inside of the card to complete the message.

I have one more card for you. This one uses the deer head included in the Stag Trio Die along with the "joy" sentiment from the Hand Lettered Holiday Die.

To create the background, I created a smooth gradient using watercolors and added some splashes in gold and white using Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picket Fence. I then die cut the stitched panel using the Holiday Apertures Die.

Just look at that shine! Foil paper = my new holiday obsession!

Again, I used a lot of the same elements as the last two cards. Once I got started with these it was hard to stop. It's kind of like they were all made for each other. ;o)

Like yesterday, I have several more cards featuring these products and I will be sharing them all with you in the upcoming days. But for now, how about a little giveaway?

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win the Stag Trio Die, the Snowflake Trio Die, and the Hand Lettered Holiday Die before you can buy them? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 10/03/14 to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon.

Design Team Inspiration

  • Joni Nina Andaya - Make sure to visit Joni to see what she's cooked up.
  • Kara Vrabel - Kara is showing you a fun way to pair Festive Greetings with Merry Little Christmas for a graphic spin.
  • Maureen Merritt - And be sure to stop by and see Maureen who is also featuring Festive Greetings today over on her blog.

I hope you are enjoying the previews so far. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

168 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the effect you created by using the gold paper. Well done.

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  2. Truly lovely cards - you have perfectly showcased these new products! They are definitely on my shopping list!

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  3. Love your cards. Have the release on my calendar! :)

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  4. I love all of your cards with the new release... looking forward to it!

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  5. Each of your cards are lovely, but the first one with the golden deer-wow-so eye catching! Loving the new release items.

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  6. Those are the best deer dies I've seen. They are sophisticated and large enough to make a real statement. Plus, they look fabulous in gold! Really, really loving the word dies ... I will buy those style of word dies every time - the style is classy and perfectly feminine!

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  7. Love all these new dies! The stags are fabulous! Can't wait to see everything in action!

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  8. Loving all these new dies, I'm so excited they look amazing! :)

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  9. I can't even begin to explain how much I love these dies!!!! I have a serious gold deer obsession. Must. Get. These!!!! Beautiful cards.

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  10. Wow! These are stunning and classy winter/Christmas cards. Stunning!!

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  11. Elegant, classy, sophisticated....beautiful release; stunning showcase!
    ~c

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  12. STAG-tastic! These an be used all year round:) Very helpful for those tough Masculine cards.
    Nice trio of Majestic cards today Dawn!

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  13. Love these dies together! I was so looking forward to a Christmas take on the Hand Lettered die series. :D

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  14. Love the snowflakes. What a great release this is going to be. :-)

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  15. Gorgeous cards! I love the elegance of them!

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  16. Absolutely awesome! I'm in love with these new dies and your cards are just beautiful!

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  17. Stunning! Simple elegant, just stunning.

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  18. Three absolutely stunning cards, Dawn! These dies are definitely must-haves!

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  19. Such gorgeous elegant and soft cards, love these!

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  20. Love love love the new dies!! Can't wait to get my hands on them!!

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  21. Gorgeoys cards! I just love that deer!

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  22. Fabulous new dies - love all the glitter and shine too!

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  23. Gorgeous cards, love love love those new dies!

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  24. Lovin' that snowflake!! All the new dies are fabulous! I like the traditional look of Christmas...the white on white is gorgeous!

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  25. These are just beautiful. Love the foil....

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  26. The dies are FANTASTIC!!!! I can't what to get my hands on them!!! Great cards! Love all the little techniques you did!

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  27. Loving the new dies! Your cards today are completely awesome! The combo of grey and white with the embossing paste is so perfect... I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. I love these dies! Your cards are so clean and sophisticated.

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  29. I SWEAR you are KILLING me with these fabulous examples!! I can't wait to get my hot little hands!!

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  30. Broni's right....fab examples!! Lovin' the dies!!

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  31. In love already with this release! Can't wait to see the entire collection! Thanks Dawn for this amazing products and for the chance to win!

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  32. Yes, please!
    I'll take them all because those deer are coming to my house one way or the other! :)

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  33. WOW, gorgeous cards! Love how clean and simply elegant they are!

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  34. Fantastic cards! The new dies look awesome. Can't wait to get some for my card drive this holiday season. TFS xxx

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  35. Amazing release...love the stamps and dies...

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  36. Beautiful cards..... just love the Hand Lettered Holiday die!

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  37. Love the stag dies ... i have been searching for a stags head ... found it ;)

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  38. I am absolutely in love with the stag die. These are stunning cards.

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  39. I just love these cards. The first one is especially stunning. great work!

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  40. Oh wow!! These are all stunning!! I am loving the new snowflakes!!!!

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  41. I love these dies! Awesome cards!

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  42. These are beautiful! I just love stags at Christmas so regal looking!

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  43. Foil paper make everything amazing!

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  44. So beautiful! Love the stags! Last year I was so not in love with them but this year is a different story. Awesome!

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  45. Oh these are just so amazing-deer and snowflakes are my most favorite holiday motifs! TFS!!!

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  46. Love that leaping deer, you've created such elegant cards with it!

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  47. What cool cards! I love the touch of gold and texture.

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  48. The deer are my favourite, such inspirational cards today!

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  49. I absolutely adore these dies and the cards you created are just stunning, Dawn! This is shaping up to be a fantastic release!

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  50. Love the new dies and the cards are just gorgeous!

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  51. All three die sets are spectacular!!!

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  52. Vey stunning cards...love these dies.

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  53. These are gorgeous, Dawn. I love the angle at which you did the deers head, and the body position is beautiful. I am now headed to the craft room to do some gray and white cards!

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  54. I'd LOVE to have these dies to play with! All 3 sets are must-haves for the holidays - crossing all my fingers and toes! I love your use of gold on these cards!

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  55. aaaaaaaw!!!! This is so..so..so beautiful!! I'm in love with release!

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  56. I am loving all of your cards today, the dies are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome dies

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  57. Oh, what beautiful cards today! Love the stag cut from gold foil paper...so elegant.

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  58. Wow, these dies and cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  59. These are absolutely stunning and as always your talents blow me away!

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  60. These cards are beautiful and easy to make! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  61. Swoon... Gorgeous cards using fabulous new products.

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  62. Lovely cards, living the new products!

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  63. Fabulous cards, the dies are amazing :)

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  64. LOVE the gold foil paper, stag and snowflakes dies and your white-on-white with all that texture and/or sparkle is awesome, such elegant cards!

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  65. This is gorgeous! Love the elegant look... You always amaze me with your cards :)

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  66. Pretty features. The foil paper really makes it pop. I'm also loving the embossing paste texture and looks. Love your white on white with a hint of pop.

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  67. This post was so awesome - some of the most gorgeous cards I have ever seen - love these dies!! What an amazing chance to win!! Thank you so much!!

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  68. Loving the white on white with a touch of gold…so stunning and sophisticated! Adore the new snowflakes too…I have a teeny tiny obsession with them!

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  69. Beautiful cards! Love the use of gold!

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  70. Wow, wow, wow! Your cards are stunning and this release is going to be amazing!! Better start saving my $'s!

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  71. gorgeous cards. Love all of these dies. I have a huge wishlist for your stuff. I so want these goodies :)

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  72. Gorgeous cards, Dawn--the gold looks stunning! And I love every one of these new dies. I think they're my favorites of this release!

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  73. WOW! These are SO awesome!!! It would be so cool to win these ahead of time!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  74. WOW!! Love all the cards, but I think the first one is my favorite. Love how the gold foil looks against the background. Pure perfection!

    Cathy B.

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  75. Gorgeous cards, and awesome new dies! Can't wait!

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  76. Beautiful! Love the gold! Thank you!

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  77. OMG!! LOVING this FUN Collection!! =) The colors of the Inspiration shared for today makes me HAPPY!! Can't wait to see more!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  78. These cards are so beautiful! They are soft and evocative of nature and winter.

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  79. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the abundance of white with sprinkles of color. So pretty!!!

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  80. Wow! What great dies! Love the reindeer, the snowflakes, AND the hand-lettered sentiments. Your projects are stunning--love the white and gold and white with pops of red. So beautiful!

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  81. These dies are beautiful! I never would have thought to combine a stag and a snowflake but they are lovely together. Fantastic cards!

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  82. Your cards are always so elegant. These are gorgeous.

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  83. Beautiful cards! I love the hand lettered Merry and Joy dies. These will be wonderful for Christmas card making

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  84. So elegant, stylish and simply breathtaking beautiful cards! I love all your project, as they always has so much "taste" in them (if i can say so:). thank you so much for sharing.

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  85. The dies are beautifully delicate and so pretty images! The foil really creates that sparkle feeling of Christmas!

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  86. As always this release looks amazing! Loving today's peeks!

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  87. Awesome cards with the deer dies.

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  88. Beautiful and sophisticated! Love all of them!

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  89. Wow! Those golden stags are amazing with the different backgrounds you used!

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  90. Another great design! This stag would be so versatile for masculine cards and holiday cards. Would love to win:)

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  91. Wow! Amazing release!! You knock it out of the park every time! :)

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  92. Love the soft grey, white and gold color combo! Beautiful cards and new products! :)

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  93. Very lovely cards! I totally adore those snowflakes.

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  94. I love all of these cards. The new dies are super! I agree that glitter and Christmas go hand in hand.

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  95. Love your cards, now I am hooked on foil paper and need to try it out! Love the dies!

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  96. What a classy and elegant card! Thanks for sharing because my head is spinning with inspiration!
    Valerie

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  97. Stunning and oh so dramatic!! Love the stag die and so many possibilities!!

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  98. I am loving these new dies and what elegant cards you've created with them! Just beautiful!

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  99. Thant is amazing! Love stags!!

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  100. Love these dies!!! Stunning Christmas cards. This is a fab release!!

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  101. Beautiful cards! They're absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to get the dies because I haven't even begun to make any Christmas cards yet lol

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  102. All this shiny gold, crisp white and frosty glitter is getting me in a Christmas mood. Those are the colors I use every year to decorate my house. Loving all these new products; this is a great release!

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  103. These dies are completely awesome, Dawn ... I love how you've showcased them so beautifully ... such wonderful inspiration! Anita :)

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  104. I love the texture and shine of these cards. The Holiday release looks awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on some new goodies! Your samples are always so inspiring....and enabling!

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  105. Oh Dawn this is so Gorgeous...LOVE it all!

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  106. Your cards are simply gorgeous, Dawn!

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  107. Love the deer dies, just awesome!

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  108. The cards with the lovely deers are very elegant. I would love to win the dies!

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  109. Absolutely stunning <3 both the dies and your beautiful creations

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  110. The holiday release is very special. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  111. Would I "like" to win these dies?? Oh, my, YES, I would very much LOVE to win these dies!! Btw, I love the gold and white combo--so elegant!

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  112. Gorgeous cards! So stunning. These new dies are fabulous.

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  113. Oh wow they are gorgeous I luv the gold

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  114. You have SOLD me on deer!!!! Your cards are just beautiful Dawn!!! I love the look of the paste on the gray!!!

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  115. So elegant!! You always make the most beautiful cards, Dawn! ♡

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  116. Very, very beautiful, Dawn! As are the Christmas decorations I'm seeing snippets of!
    =] Michele

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  117. Gorgeous! I love the gold deer & all the texture. Great job, very inspiring.

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  118. Whoo hoo! Love! Love! Love! You had me sold on these... Gonna wait patiently for Oct 6 since I am in Singapore... ^^

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  119. Absolutely gorgeous cards! You make it look so easy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. Love the dies and all 3 card examples are really neat!

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  121. Love, love, love that Snowflake Trio die! Goes so well with the Stag Trio. And that gold foil is so shiny and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win these fabulous goodies!

    Sherry in MI

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  122. stunning dies Would love to win these.

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  123. These are beautiful cards!!!!!!!!!! Love the fab dies too. Would love to win! :)

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  124. I love the tone on tone then with the stag in gold! Makes for a stunning card. Great job!

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  125. Too many things to like!! The stag is incredible and looks so amazing in gold. Beautiful projects and thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  126. I love the white on white - so elegant. I have a thing for deer so that die is a must!

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  127. Wonderful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. Beautiful card. I love the gold. I can see why that would be an easy addiction!

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  129. These are incredibly beautiful indeed!

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  130. GORGEOUS projects!! Love them all! The gold and white is such a striking color combo!!

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  131. I would love to win these new dies. They are so gorgeous and I love the gold against the white. So elegant looking.

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  132. These are gorgeous cards! Simple and elegant. I love these new dies!

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  133. Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win. :D

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  134. Gorgeous cards Dawn! Wonderful variety of techniques all so classy and elegant! THX for the chance to win!

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  135. they are very elegant dies, must haves.

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  136. Beautiful and classy cards, Dawn. Love the new dies!!

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  137. All of these cards are stunning! The color combos go well with these dies.....nice and sparkly. TFS

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  138. Your creativity blows me away! These dies are on the top of my wish list!

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  139. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the blue gradient with the gorgeous gold diecuts. I love the amazing stag trio and the wonderful hand lettered holiday dies.

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  140. I am in love with the new dies.Its too hard to decide which is my favorite so need them all!
    Fabulous cards.

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  141. Loving everything in the holiday release!

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  142. Wonderful cards..I loved the golden ones more ;)

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  143. omg!!!! so creative! lovely releases!

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  144. An amazing collection of dies - thanks for the chance to win!

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  145. The cards are simple, yet elegant. So beautiful!

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  146. Love the simple yet elegant feel of this set.

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  147. Stunning cards! LOVE the stag die. It's a MUST have! !!!

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  148. I have a thing for deer so this is right up my alley. These have to come home to me.

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  149. Love the die cuts all your cards are stunning I can't wait to see slathered full release. .

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  150. I must have these dies! The cards are gorgeous. Love them all!!

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  151. Wow. These are some seriously stunning and elegant samples. LOVE the stag silhouette.

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