Saturday, October 4, 2014

Holiday 2014 Release Night

Tonight's the night. All of the new products we've been showcasing this week will be available for purchase at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. But before they officially go on sale, we still have lots more to share with you.

I am having so much fun with these new stamps and dies. These first two cards feature the Winter Woodland stamps and dies along with the Landscape Borders Die.

I just love the images in this set. I am a huge fan of silhouette art and these look just as amazing in black and white as they do in color. I stamped all of the main images in black and added accents of red for interest.

To create the "snow", I added a little circles of embossing paste using a Heidi Swapp stencil. Like yesterday, I sprinkled some clear glitter embossing powder onto the paste while it was wet and then heat embossed it once the paste dried.

I used the Landscape Borders Die to create a couple of snow drifts at the bottom of the card. I am going to get a lot of use out of this die all year long. There are three styles of borders that can be used for several types of horizons - water, snow drifts, grass hills or even clouds.

In this next card, I wanted to the focus to be the birch trees. So I inked up the trees using Lake House and Ocean Drive dye ink.

To add some sparkle, I stamped the snowflake cluster several times using a glue pad and then sprinkled them with Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter.

These products are just perfect for creating little scenes and can be use beyond christmas. I'll be sharing some ideas for fall and spring scenes a little later.

Next up is the Holiday Apertures Die. I've already used this die on several of the projects I've showcased this week. There are four dies nested together in this die, you can leave them connected or separate them to open up so many possibilities. This card features the inner three dies used together.

The inner most die does not have a cutting edge around the perimeter, but instead created these tiny trees cut outs and can be used alone, with the other dies in the set or with and open centered dies you may already have as well. (And the remaining little trees that are cut out are perfect for using as confetti or sequins when cut from foil paper to use in a shaker card!)

I added strips of double-sided tape across the base of my card, lining them up with the tree cut outs, and then sprinkled glitter over each so that the glitter would show through each of the die cut trees.

The solid strip between the two groups of trees is perfect for adding a sentiment. All of the sentiments in Strictly Sentiments 6 are scaled to fit perfectly in this space. But, I wanted to use a more organic font for this particular design, so I decided to use the Hand Lettered Holiday stamps and die.

I think this one is one of my favorites so far.

You can also use other dies inside of the mat that the center two dies create. In this next card, I used the two center dies along with the Snowflake Trio Die.

I did some partial die cutting by cutting only the top half and bottom half of the snowflake.

I lifted the die cut portions slightly and added a little Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter to the tips of the snowflake. For the sentiment, I stamped and hand trimmed the "love" banner from Snowflake Backdrops and adhered it to the center.

I finished it off by adding the panel to a white card base using foam tape for a super clean and simple design. Love.

I have one more to share with you today. This one features the Twenty Fifteen stamp set.

I stamped the solid triangles in Flamingo, Ocean Drive, and Old Gold dye ink on a White panel. I then added my sentiment heat embossed in gold, a few splashes of gold using Heidi Swapp Color Shine and a stag head using the Stag Trio Die. I love mixing the high shine metallic gold with the matte finish of the Old Gold dye ink.

This set has so many possibilities. I specifically kept the graphics in this set neutral and added a few sentiments that makes this set useful beyond the New Year. I have more to share with this set as well as a ton of ideas I'll be sharing in the coming weeks.

Here is a quick recap of all of the new products we are releasing tonight.

Holiday 2014 Release - available 10/05/14

Photopolymer Clear Stamps

Merriest Wishes
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Merry Little Christmas
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Winter Woodland
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Snowflake Backdrops
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Snowflake Backdrops
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Twenty Fifteen
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Strictly Sentiments 6
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Hand Lettered Holiday
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Steel Rule Dies

Hand Lettered Hello Die
$6 USD

Holiday Apertures
$16 USD

Landscape Borders Die
$12 USD

Snowflake Trio Die
$7 USD

Stag Trio Die
$12 USD

Winter Woodland Companion Die
$9 USD

More Design Team Inspiration

It's World Card Making Day and several of the ladies will be posting new projects throughout the day in celebration! So be sure to stop by and visit them often while you craft today for tons of inspiration!

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win the Winter Woodland stamp set, the Winter Woodland Companion Die and the Holiday Aperatures Die before you can buy them? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 p.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 11:00 p.m. EST.

I really hope you guys have enjoyed this release so far. Thank you so much for all of the support, enthusiasm and kind comments!

115 comments:

  1. I love that gorgeous winter woodland stamp set, it is my favourite of the release. But there is plenty of wonderful in this release.

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  2. LOVE this release! The Holiday Apertures die is my favorite.

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  3. Wow amazing collection and great release

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  4. I love all these cards!! Winter Woodland is my absolute FAV!! Thanks for the chance to win it early!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Winter Woodland is a fabulous set! Love to win it!

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  6. WOW Dawn I'm just amazed at the artistry of the cards you and the team have created for this release.

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  7. Oh. My. Word. The Holiday Aperture card is beyond stunning, and those birch trees!!

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  8. Love the Holiday Aperatures die. Beautiful cards today!

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  9. those trees are jut gorgeous!! Seeing them in action just brings them to life!!! Beautiful cards and great release!!!

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  10. Totally gorgeous, Dawn!! That deer? Well. He's dear =]
    Michele

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  11. oh wow these are beautiful!!!!

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  12. Love these cards! The black and white combo looks amazing as does the partially die cut snowflake.

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  13. Wow, love your Woodland stamps and cards, but your Holiday apertures card totally blew me away. Love how the soft glitter is peaking through the tree apertures. Gorgeous!

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  14. Your birch trees are incredible, Dawn! And the deer is perfect! I knew I had to have this set after seeing your card done in black & white with his bow in red, just beautiful!

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  15. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the black and white with a pop of color!!!!!

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  16. I want EVERYTHING in this release!! Oh wait...I ALWAYS want everything from your releases!!

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  17. This release is eye catching for sure. Stunning inspiration.

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  18. The Winter Wonderland set is exquisite! I bet those trees would look great stamped in distress inks and then filled in with watercolor. So excited for tonight!

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  19. Swoon........your Winter Woodland sets are fantastic, Dawn! I love that they can be used for Christmas, but also later on in the winter, too. I'd love to have them to make cards for my Dad, who always loved tramping around in the woods......

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  20. Gorgeous cards!!! I just adore the Winter Woodland stamps and dies.

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  21. Wonderful cards and stamps! I like the winter woodland look alot.

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  22. I am in love with the Winter Wonderland set. Your deer is absolutely perfect.
    Ang

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  23. I love the sparkly tree card and the tree images in the Winter Wonderland set are so realistic.

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  24. I really love your Winter Woodland cards! It looks like a great new stamp set. So much goodness in this release!

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  25. Incredible! I just love those trees!

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  26. I've got quite a wish list building... Love the woodland creatures, love the Jingle sentiments. Can't wait to play!!!!!

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  27. I am absolutely in love with your Winter Wonderland stamp set! The Design Team did an AMAZING job with the samples. They are all utterly gorgeous!! Those birch trees are gorgeous!

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  28. Beautiful cards to celebrate this holiday release! I absolutely love the Winter Woodland stamps and dies! Outstanding job on all the gorgeous samples!

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  29. This set is my favorite...
    been waiting to see it in action...
    gorgeous!!

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  30. Such a lovely set of new crafting goodies! The birch trees, bird, deer and snowflakes are especially wonderful. Happy WCM Day!

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  31. Happy WCMD!
    This is a stunning release and so are your cards. :)

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  32. Gorgeous cards! This is such a great release all around.

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  33. beautiful Dawn! So in love with that last card!!

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  34. I love to have all of today's products! As always the cards are fabulous!

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  35. Dawn, these cards are just gorgeous!

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  36. Such a great release! Those birch trees are to die for! Love your little pops of red in some of your cards today.

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  37. I have loved everything from this release! They would all make Christmas card making a breeze! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Fabulous Snowflake CAS card...LOVE all the glitter on the others:)

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  39. LOVING your AMAZING Creations for today!! Whoop Whoop!! So EXCITED about this New Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! Happy WCMD!! =)

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  40. Wow! Fab cards! Love the new release! Happy WCMD!

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  41. The red shawl on the deer is so cute!!

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  42. Very beautiful cards, and i really like the Winter Woodland stamps set :)

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  43. Love the winter woodland set! Amazing cards today too!

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  44. Happy WCD !!!! I love ALL of the new releases and your cards are amazing !!!!!

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  45. These are all gorgeous, Dawn ... the single snowflake in particular is a delight ... and the holiday apertures with those glittery stripes just takes the biscuit ... so completely and utterly perfect! Anita :)

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  46. I love your work. Simple and clean! That snowflake is my favorite, I think!

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  47. I love all the new products! Thanks for the chance to win some crafting goodies!

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  48. Wonderful cards. I pinned my favorites. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605176825/

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605176812/

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  49. Oh my goodness! I love this whole release, but Winter Woodland is by FAR my fave! So awesome. I love everything about it and your cards are so fab. You rock, Dawn!

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  50. Hi Dawn, Fantastic release & great samples! I love deer! I just saw three in my backyard eating leaves. Yea, less leaves to rake!

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  51. What a great release! I'm really loving that card with just the trees today, they are so pretty and soft and still!

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  52. Fab releases, Dawn! Seeing your cards makes me want to have all the sets!

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  53. I love your new release products! Thanks for all the inspiration today for WCMD!

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  54. Simply gorgeous cards, I can't wait for this release!

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  55. Stunning release and cards!

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  56. Beautiful cards and great release. Lots of inspiration.

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  57. I love all your beautiful cards! You are so talented. Thank you for all the great inspiration & the chance to win some free stuff. Good luck to all.

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  58. Your cards are just wonderful and I really appreciate all your techniques! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  59. Your cards are just lovely, Dawn!! So much inspiration! Happy World Card Making Day! Perfect timing for a new Wplus9 release! ♡

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  60. Wow, I think you saved the best cards till last!! They are all gorgeous and so inspirational. I love everything about the new release!!

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  61. Oh My! Happy World Card-Making Day! I'm in love with your fonts and that Aperture die set! And your cards are stunning! Loved the black and white with the pops of red!

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  62. Gorgeous cards & a fabulous release! Especially love Winter Woodland :)

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  63. Love the birch trees. It's a great release - well worth waiting for.

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  64. The Winter Wonderland stamps are so unique, unlike anything out there--LOVE.Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Beautiful sets: I especially love the trees and the birds and the tree die background!! so beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance to win them

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  66. Dawn, I'm so in love with everything you touch! I love your style, your techniques, and your art!

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  67. Have been looking for the perfect Winter Woodland scene and you just made it into stamps! They are definitely on my wish list, and will be on my craft table soon!

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  68. Wow, these cards take Christmas card making to a whole new level! So classy and sophisticated!! Those dies are a must have for sure.

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  69. Gorgeous Winter Wonderland release! Everyday has been fabulous! I love Winter/Christmas creating! Thanks for bringing us more to create with!

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  70. Wow! Love this release. I especially love the Winter Woodland stamp set and coordinating dies. Awesome release....

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  71. Your glittery trees card with the teal glitters is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle and how the greeting fits so perfectly! So pretty. Great release!

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  72. I have loved everyday of this release but today is probably my favourite!!

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  73. Great cards! And great new release! ;-)

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  74. Loving the new release! The Winter Woodland Stamp set and the Stag Trio Die set are my favorites.

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  75. Such gorgeous cards I'm in luv with this release

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  76. These stamps and dies really capture a nostalgic winter holiday moment in time. I love the different effects you achieved with tone on tone or brightening it up with the blue. Living in Hawaii I don't get to see much winter of my youth so I'm really drawn to these sets. Well done.

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  77. Fabulous cards!! I really love all the glitter and those merry & Joy dies!!!

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  78. Gads! These are all SO awesome! I really, really love the black/white/red one! How striking! Everything is just beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on these!

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  79. You've done it again! So much amazing inspiration and more must have stamps and dies. My favourite has to be the festive greetings with those Christmas lights!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  80. Great Winter/Holiday release! Awesome inspiration!!

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  81. Fabulous release! Such great projects & great inspiration. Especially loving the new dies.

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  82. Am loving the new die releases! W Plus 9 is my new favorite company!

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  83. This new release is the best one yet!

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  84. So many wonderful new stamp sets - and dies! Congrats on this new release; it's fab!

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  85. I am going gaga over Winter Woodland!

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  86. My wallet is gonna be empty!
    Can't buy the entire release and its going to be difficult to pick and choose... Dawn, your sense of style just speaks to me!

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  87. Winter Woodland is the best Christmas/Winter set I've come across in a long time. That deer is absolutely perfect...and those trees! Oh my, yes please!

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  88. Such a gorgeous set, love it!!!!

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  89. These new sets are fantastic! And the cards…gorgeous!

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  90. If there was one die I would want it is this one! Dawn, choose me! I love how you used the die--very inspiring! I love the way you style things.

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  91. Love the Winter Wonderland set!

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  92. Oh I LOVE Winter Woodland! Something about rustic winter scenes and cute critters makes me so happy, I think it is my favorite WPlus9 set ever! Thank you so much for creating it and for the chance to win it as well.

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  93. You create the BEST holiday sets each year! I just pulled out your Fair Isle and Pretty Poinsettias stamp sets... they are all gorgeous! I especially love Winter Woodland.

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  94. OK, it's official. Wplus9 is my favorite stamp company. Almost everything you release is exactly my style. Love these winter trees, and the cardinals, and that set of aperture dies is amazingly versatile. Fantastic inspiration here!

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  95. Wowzers..these cards are amazing and love the Winter Woodland set...so many possibilities! Gorgeous release and ready for the holidays!!

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  96. Totally in LOVE with the tree card. Having those bands of glitter behind the die cut rows of trees is so eye-catching and the silver sentiment just shines across the center. Fantastic release!

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  97. Yes, I surely would! Love those birch trees and that sweet deer!

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  98. Darn I missed the deadline but I wanted to let you know how fantastic this release is. Homerun!

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  99. Awesome release. Can't wait t purchase them.

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  100. Loving the new release! Makes me want to create Christmas cards and gifts right now!!

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  101. Would love a chance to win! Love those new word dies!

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  102. Gorgeous cards! I would love to win, thanks for the chance and thanks for sharing these great designs with us.

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  103. Stunning cards! I love this set so much!

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  104. Awesome holiday release! My favorite is Twenty Fifteen. So modern, so hip!

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  105. Gosh I've loved all the sets but think this Winter Woodland set is my absolute favourite!

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  106. Seriously LUCKY to have a play with Iwona today - these new sets are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!

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  107. Gorgeous cards! I can't wait!

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  108. Beautiful stamp and die sets. Especially love the woodland set and the stag trio die! Amazing samples too!

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