Friday, October 3, 2014

Holiday 2014 Release - Let It Snow

Hello, and welcome back to our Holiday 2014 Release! We are right in the middle of previewing all of our newest products that will be available starting October 5, 2014 at wplus.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

Let's face it, Holiday card making is all about mass production. Sure, we make some originals for those recipients who we know will hold on to their cards for a while. But for the bulk of cards, we usually pick one or two designs and create them in mass. So today, I'm sharing some great candidates featuring the new Snowflake Backdrops set.

The reverse background included in Snowflake Backdrops makes creating a quick card a snap. I started by stamping it in Silver Lining PURE COLOR Dye Ink on to White Cardstock.

To give it that "WOW!" factor, I pressed a Versamark pad directly on to the image, covered it with clear glitter embossing powder and heat embossed it.

I added a quick stag die cut using the new Stag Trio Die and a sentiment from Winter Woodland and called it done.

And here is another version.

This time I stamped it in Lake House PURE COLOR Dye Ink and added a snowflake using the Snowflake Trio Die.

I just love how from one angle it looks like frosted glass.

And then when the light hits it...that iridescent shimmer is amazing!

You could simplify these even more by leaving off the die cuts. The effect in real life is so impactful that it can really stand on it's own. If you do add the die cuts on top, you'll want to use a strong adhesive that will adhere to the glittered embossing. I used Teariffic Tape on the the stag and Glossy Accents for the snowflake. Both held up well.

This next one appears much more intricate than it really is.

I started by heat embossing the haloed snowflake images in white on to White Cardstock. I rubbed Distress Ink in Broken China over the snowflakes using a blender tool. I concentrated the ink around the flakes and faded it out around the edges.

Get ready for the fun part...

Check out that shine! I then misted it with a clear shine mist spray that I am currently testing. I am really impressed with the samples so far. Hmm...what do you think? You like?

I finished it off with a simple gold embossed sentiment using Heartfelt Holiday, a little thread and a few sequins.

Glittery not your style? How about a little eclectic number in a fun color palette?

Simple and fun. I stamped a few of the snowflakes in Flamingo and Wild Mango PURE Color Dye Ink. I layered a stag head using the Stag Trio Die and added the sentiment from Snowflake Backdrops.

I've got one more to show you today. Another easy card perfect for mass production.

I started by stamping the haloed snowflakes in White Pigment Ink onto a Dove Grey cardstock panel trimmed down to 3 3/4 x 5". Since this I used pigment ink, I gave it a little time to dry and then added the stitched lines around the edges using the Holiday Aperatures Die.

I added the sentiment from Snowflake Backdrops and adhered the panel to a Dove Grey card base using foam tape. Another classic and elegant design that is quick and easy to execute.

That's it from me for today, but the Design Team has more to share with you as well.

More Design Team Inspiration

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win the Snowflake Backdrops stamp set and the Snowflake Trio Die before you can buy them? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 10/04/14 to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon.

Good luck! And as always, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again tomorrow for even more previews!

121 comments:

  1. Oh! Such incredibly beautiful cards!

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  2. Beautiful cards, simple but elegant, like them alot.

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  3. oh my, these are so beautiful!

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  4. Both of these new sets are on my wishlist, even more so now that I've seen your sample cards! What is it about snowflakes that makes me swoon? Yours are really lovely!

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  5. Wow--those glitter backgrounds are amazing! Love the shape of these snowflakes, so pretty!

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  6. All your cards are gorgeous, but that sparkle and shine on the Comfort and Joy one is amazing!!

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  7. These are absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  8. Love these samples of creating cards in mass!! The glittery one just pops and love everything with the stag on it and snowflakes are just so classic look. Lovely intricate design on them. Looking forward to seeing more...

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  9. Beautiful snowflakes - love the background and die cuts

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  10. You definitely got the 'Wow' factor going! Great cards! That background is awesome.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I love glittery anything for the holidays. :)

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  12. Amazing cards! I love those snowflakes!

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  13. I love the elegant snowflakes on that background - lovely with the shimmer! And the stag with flamingo and mango? Just wow!!!

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  14. i just found your site. Amazing artwork. I will be back. It really would be great to win this set.

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  15. We all need quick and easy cards to mass produce...what a perfect stamp set for it...or, just as good for layered cards too. Love it!

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  16. Love love love! I just love snowflakes! So beautiful!

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  17. These are gorgeous, loving all the different looks you gave us with these new goodies!

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  18. I adore snowflakes and these cards are gorgeous! I love the shimmer and glitter. Awesome new set!

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  19. Love the Snowflakes Backdrop. So beautiful!

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  20. Fabulous cards and I love the shine :)

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  21. Gorgeous cards! Love all the fun sparkle

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  22. Nice cards! I especially like the "Joy" card with the interesting color palette, nice choice.

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  23. Love the cards! Love the sparkle and that they are easy to make!

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  24. Yes, I like. Very much so! Easy and quick but stunning. :)

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  25. oh my goodness, these are all just gorgeous! I LOVE the holographic look and of course, that DEER!

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  26. I am in love with all of the cards you made !!! I love when non traditional colors are used, the pink and yellow are great !!!! I'm a glitter girl so the first few are just gorgeous, can't wait till Oct. 5 !!!!!

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  27. lthe joy card is my favorite, love the stamps you designed for the holiday season.

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  28. Wow!! These are all so gorgeous! And not so hard to make which makes them double the fun!! Love all the samples but especially the snowflakes!

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  29. Beautiful! I have a thing for snowflakes and can just never get enough of them.

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  30. Gorgeous cards full of yummy glittery goodness... Can't wait to see more previews;)

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  31. Ohhhh, I love the snowflakes!! So beautiful.

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  32. I love the snowflakes with all the glitter, but especially with the different background colors! Such versatility! Thanks for the layout for mass producing simple, but elegant cards!

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  33. I love all things snowflake! These are great! Love the white ink on the dove gray!! Can't wait to shop!

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  34. Beautiful and simple, just he way I like my cards!

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  35. OOOOOOHHHHHH….I love, love, love these snowflakes!!!! I am obsessed with these little guys and just can't get enough flakes! ;)

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  36. Really stylish cards. Just love those reverse snowflakes can see all sorts of possibilities. Elaine

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  37. Very much loving the snowflakes!!! Love all the cards you did! So many fun styles and ways to use them!!!

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  38. Love anything snow related...
    snowflakes...
    snowmen... :)
    Gorgeous projects!

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  39. OMG, Dawn--I was already in love with the snowflake dies and now that I have seen all the wonderful designs you made using Snowflake Backgrounds, that is definitely going on my wish list too! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  40. I am just out of words - how beautiful they are!!! All these cards are just truly brilliant, amazing, gorgeous!!! Thank you so much - i will definetely will use some of the ideas... and of course already waiting for the release to be available :)))

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  41. Just stunning projects - truly! Love the elegance over them, and that shine mist spray ... Oh me like, very much :)

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  42. Simple, stunning and splendid, Dawn ... such shimmer ... such awesome cards! Anita :)

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  43. Snowflake Backdrops looks amazing in glitter and shimmer!!

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  44. You've totally done yourself proud...what an amazing release. Everything is so yummy. My credit card is going to be screaming.

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  45. Love seeing all the samples. The snowflakes are beautiful!

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  46. These cards are absolutely amazing! I love how you can mass produce these cards but they still look so amazing and unique!

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  47. I love love love snowflakes and these are stunning! Love the embossed glitter! Must get some!

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  48. Beautiful snowflakes, so very pretty.

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  49. Gorgeous cards. Love all those snow flakes.

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  50. Beautiful Dawn! I love the soft color palette and the snow flakes are large yet delicate enough to be serene.

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  51. Beautiful cards! Love the snowflakes backdrops :)

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  52. Love this new stamp and die set! The cards are just gorgeous!!!!

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  53. Love, love, love all the snowflakes! And the added glitter embossing powder makes them stunning!

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  54. Oh my goodness Dawn your cards are so so gorgeous! Fantastic techniques for mass production. What kind of glitter do you use?

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  55. I love all of your cards!! They are so beautiful!
    -Ashka

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  56. Oh I love the sparkly effect on the stag and snowflake cards. Thank you for sharing that technique.

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  57. So many awesome goodies! Love everything!

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  58. Beautiful winter/snow cards! TFS!

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  59. Gorgeous stuff. Love all the glitter, but your last card may well be my favourite of the bunch.

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  60. OMG!! LOVING this FUN New Collection of Goodies!! =) SQUEAL!! I LOVE your AWESOME Card Designs for today!! Whoop Whoop!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  61. So true about mass productions and today's cards are fabulous! I'm smitten by ALL of this release.

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  62. These cards are gorgeous! The shimmer and shine adds a great touch to them! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Love those snowflakes! No one is ever the same!

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  64. What's not to love about snowflakes. Both of these sets are fantastic. The projects are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Oh, wow! Another set of absolutely gorgeous cards! Love them!!

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  66. Love the pretty sparkle on the stag cards, just a little something to make the card extra special. The shine from the mist spray adds some great texture to the snowflake card! It looks like a thumbs up for that product.

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  67. Love all the new sets…and the snowflake backgrounds are gorgeous!

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  68. Did someone say testing a shine mist?? I think YES! Test away a Dawn and then make it available to us!! Woot! Loving all the sneak peeks of this release. Love the snowflakes!! Beautiful cards as always.

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  69. Oh I love the background stamp I'd love to win it and the snowflake trio. Great example cards and great giveaway!

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  70. Great lot of holiday cards, Dawn! Love the glitter embossed background and the eclectic Stag cards. And that shine spray was the perfect finishing touch to your inked card! The DT is really rocking these great new products too!

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  71. I'm just gettting more excited about this release every day! Your cards are fabulous and the shine spray looks great. I can't wait to place an order.

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  72. Beautiful cards again today. I love seeing cards that can be created faster for Christmas.

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  73. Such pretty cards...I love the idea of clear mist and the pretty snowflakes..

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  74. Stunning cards- great techniques. Love the blended ink card- gorgeous!!

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  75. I love clean and elegant cards. Yours are gorgeous.

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  76. Love these cards. Stunning and yet so simple to mass produce - a winning combination.

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  77. Gorgeous cards! I am loving these snowflakes.

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  78. I think I might love everything about this new release! Beautiful.

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  79. I love these cards! This release is fabulous. I really like the technique you used with the Versamark pad! I'm definitely going to try that. Thank you for the chance to win something from this release!

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  80. I love all of these cards!! Such beautiful new products and wish I could buy them all!!

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  81. Beautiful cards luv the clean lines n pops of color

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  82. I am a "glitter and glitz" girl all the way, so I absolutely LOVE your snowflake and stag cards. They are so elegant. That mist spray looks interesting, too. Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to the 5th!

    Sherry in MI

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  83. Gorgeous cards! Love the shimmer and the colors are so fabulous!!!!

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  84. With every preview I am more impressed with this release, Dawn. These cards prove that clean and simple is always a winner.

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  85. Stunning cards! I can't wait!

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  86. Your cards are amazing. I love the cool crisp colors. TFS and for a chance to win.

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  87. I am wild about that snowflake background stamp in the beautiful cards. All the cards are lovely ... but those SNOWFLAKES!

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  88. I just love all your cards and the shine is great and with such little effort. I am glad for the ideas for mass producing Christmas cards.

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  89. What stunning samples!! I love these new products!

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  90. I think these cards are gorgeous! I love the snow effects and the snowflake cards! So, so beautiful!

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  91. Oh, Dawn! The snowflakes caught my eye right away! Such pretty cards! ♡ Dawn Y.

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  92. What a line up of stunning card! Those glittery background is so pretty.

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  93. Lovely inspiration! It is always nice to see something so gorgeous that can be made relatively quickly!

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  94. YUP! Absolutely perfect for mass producing...simple yet very classy...a winning combination!

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  95. Just a fantastic array of cards...so pretty...love the new stamps.

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  96. Thanks for ideas for mass producing cards. They are such beautiful designs that look complex!

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  97. Beaut-i-must haves snowflakes dies! I love that deer too!

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  98. These cards are beautiful--thank you for the great ideas for holiday cards!

    Chris L.

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  99. Such beautiful cards, such inspiration for us all. And wish I could buy all those new products!!!

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  100. Great cards! I like the design...classy and timeless! Thanks for sharing!

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  101. super mass produce cards..all so gorgeous!

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  102. These are beautiful. I always love the examples on the WPlus9 blog.

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  103. Love, love, love the snowflake designs!

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  104. Love snowflakes, they make me happy

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  105. Fabulous, you are so generous always giving us opportunities to win...

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  106. Awesome new products, great cards!

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  107. These snowflakes are GORGEOUS! The Design Team did a great job showing how they can be used as a background or a focal point of a card!

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  108. Simply stunning. I love how classy and classic these designs are, and how easy it is to build a card with them. Absolutely fabulous designs!

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  109. Beautiful, beautiful cards!! I especially love the shimmer background you did on the snowflake and the deer card: so beautiful!!

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  110. I am a huge glitter embossing powder fan and just have to try that technique!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  111. Lovely!!! Comfort and Joy is my favorite card.

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  112. Beautiful cards. I don't know which I like best. Lovely!

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