Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 2015 Release Week: Day 4

Hello! It's Day 4 of our August Release and you all have been so patient. But tonight is the night! All of the products we've been sharing will be available for purchase at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers tonight at midnight.

If you are just joining us, you can catch up on Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3, and you will find a complete recap of all of the new products at the bottom of this post.

From the looks of the comments, you all are really enjoying this release, especially the cute animals. I'm so happy to hear that because I still have more to share with you today featuring the Wishing You stamp set and die!

My first card features the Momma/Papa bunny and it's little one along with some Copic coloring in a softer style.

Copic coloring can be very bold, and usually is, but these images begged to be demonstrated with a softer, almost airy feel. To keep everything light, I used stippling to create my background. This is very easy and forgiving as you just lay in a light messy wash of your base color and then add dots of darker color. Isn't that sentiment from the "Wishing You Sentiments" set perfect. *Love*

These images also look amazing with a bolder color palette, like this next card. I was going for a sunset (or a sunrise), not sure that I nailed it...but I like it anyway. It uses the new Falling For Blue ink so I'm sold! ;o)

I masked off the hill and sponged on our Flamingo dye ink. I then came in from the top with Bo Peep, layered on Falling For Blue, and finished off at the very top with Nautical Navy. I used a Copic 0 Blender to lift some "stars" out of the sky and around the moon to give it a "glow". Yep, you can use Copics and our inks together and they will react similarly to each other - lift color, blend colors, you name it.

To finish the sky, I added some shimmer using our Shimmer Spray Mist and a few stars from the Starry Background Die. The sentiment was stamped onto our Basic Banners die and I added a little shadow to the folds for some dimension.

Now, if Copics and sponging are not your thing. These look amazing with a very simple wash of watercolor as well. And I do mean SIMPLE. Like 10 minutes - entire card from start to finish - simple.

I stamped my images onto some Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper and used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to very crudely and quickly add washes of color. I used very little water. And didn't take any care to create smooth transitions. You can see on the bunny, it's pretty much dry brushed. I personally love this style as a fun and quirky alternative to the more traditional smooth watercolors.

And finially, if you just want to do some good ol' clean stamping. Hey, that looks awesome too!

To create these 4 bar cards I stamped each one out using our Black dye ink. Then I die cut each bunny from fun foam. Yes, that stuff we played with as kids and now use as a cheap sturdy alternative for foam tape.

I attached the fun foam bunnies to an acrylic block using a little tape runner inked them up with our PURE COLOR dye inks and stamped them on their respective images. Now the fun foam die cut will be slightly larger than the outlined image, so I simply offset my stamping. Again, love the quirkiness of it.

I stamped in Bo Peep above and our new Hayride below.

And the last one in Warm Wool. I've tried this several times and you can really change it up by stamping them full strength and intense, or try stamping off once or twice (or more) for a different look. I stamped each of these off once before stamping onto my card.

That is it for me today. But I do have more, so I will be back again tomorrow.

As promised, here is a recap the entire release.

August 2015 Release - available 08/14/15

Photopolymer Clear Stamps

Going Places
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Autumn Leaves
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Wishing You
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Wishing You Sentiments
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Grateful Greetings
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Steel Rule Dies

Going Places Companion Die

$18 USD

Autumn Leaves Companion Die

$15 USD

Wishing You Companion Die
$15 USD

Starry Background Die

$15 USD

Gift Card Layers Die
$28 USD

PURE COLOR Dye Ink - available EXCLUSIVELY at wplus9.com

Falling For Blue
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Hayride
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Gala Red
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Warm Wool
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Last Leaf
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Pumpkin Spice
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Design Team Inspiration

Be sure to stop by and see what the design has been up to as well:

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 p.m. EST tonight, 08/13/15 to enter and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Release Winners page by 11:00 p.m. EST tonight.

143 comments:

  1. Oh man... I love this so much!!!! <3

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  2. I adore all the stamp sets, Dawn, but my heart is full with your words.. those sentiments are just fabulous ... it may be time for me to try your gorgeous inks, too!
    =] Michele

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  3. These bunnies are so cute and your cards Adorable !

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  4. Love your cards and those bunnies they are great they remind me of children's story books so cute. I like how you showed so many different looks with the same stamp set. I love the fun foam used as a stamp, clever.

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  5. I am so stoked! I love this release...the critters, the sentiments and the ink colors! (LOVE them!) Will be staying up late tonight!! You rock, girlie!

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  6. Fantastic release, so excited to get these new products! Really appreciate the great projects you share, they provide fabulous inspiration. Thank you for offering such a generous prize.

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  7. It is amazing the versatility of one stamp set all the different looks that can be achieved. The topic sketched tree is amazing! I just love all the cute animals, the leaves and the gorgeous new ink colours. What an amazing release! Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

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  8. Sweet bunnies, pretty inks, fabulous showcases - you've made my morning all the brighter! Thank you!
    ~carol

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  9. Love your creations! And the idea of fun foam....brilliant!

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  10. Just too sweet. Just love the bunnies and the many ways you've showed to use them.

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  11. Adorable Dawn :D I just love this release! it's fabulous.

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  12. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the Sweet Release!! The New Ink Colors are going to be a MUST as well!! AMAZING Inspiration for today and I CAN'T WAIT to Create!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! =)

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  13. What a great release! I cannot wait!

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  14. I love the bunnies and those new ink colors are so rich and beautiful. A great release.

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  15. Another great release! One of everything please! <3

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  16. This is a wonderful release and the new inks are so Fall worthy....I will take it all! hugs, :)

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  17. Those bunnies are adorable! I love the off set coloring. So effective!

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  18. Love the bunnies. They would be such a great addition to my collection now that we have our first grandchild, a little girl! so precious - both the dies and our precious Malin!

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  19. Such sweet cards! I love those new colors too, a great release!

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  20. Beautiful release AGAIN! our stamps are beautiful

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  21. The bunnies and the cards are adorable!

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  22. The Wishing You set is so sweet! Love all your variations of showing it off! Fabulous new colors too... love Falling For Blue!

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  23. These cards and release are so sweet. I really like the sentiment set.

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  24. Thanks so much for the offset stamping technique tips. I'm excited to play with your new stamps, dies and lovely ink colors!

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  25. I've enjoyed all the wonderful projects created by the design team for this release, so very inspirational!

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  26. The cards are beautiful, they make me want to buy the whole release, LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. The critters are too cute for words. I love the new color collection as well.

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  28. Wonderful release! I smile every time I look at those sweet little animals. And the sentiments are perfect too. I can't wait to try the fun foam-offset stamping technique.

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  29. Those little critters are so adorable!!! LOVING those new colors!!

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  30. I'm just in love with the little bunnies. Definitely on my "need" list, lol!

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  31. Oh my gosh - I am in love with the little bunnies, and the sentiments are perfect!

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  32. Those bunnies are adorable. I love the entire release!

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  33. Your cards today are just beautiful!

    Chris L.

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  34. I love that these cards are so simple in layout and color but they so a sincerity. Beautiful!

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  35. I love that these cards are so simple in layout and color but they so a sincerity. Beautiful!

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  36. So excited for the new colors! And Autumn Leaves! Can't wait!

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  37. I'm so exited about this release! My alarm is set and it will be a race!! đŸ˜„

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  38. I really love the Gratitude sentiments. I have been looking for this very thing.
    Ang

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  39. Love every detail about this post, Dawn. Ready to try some of these techniques. Here is to stamping with such fabulous supplies. Cheers!

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  40. Such sweet, fun cards! I like your clever use of fun foam too. Brilliant!

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  41. What a wonderful release, Dawn! Love the autumnal themed ones, and those bunnies are too cute! Love your ideas for using them today!!

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  42. Another great release! Thanks for all the inspiration and projects you and the team shared...it was a fun week!

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  43. Thanks so much for a great release!! I enjoyed all of the wonderful cards!

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  44. Just loving this release to bits!!! Tfs!!!

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  45. Wonderful release and I love your amazing cards using the bunny images!!

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  46. Love these bunnies. They are adorable. And your "bolder" inked background is gorgeous. Yes, I think you nailed it! Such a great release.

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  47. I love what you've done with these sweet bunnies! The images and sentiments are just amazing!

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  48. Holy cuteness!!! Love these adorable bunnies!

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  49. What I great release...I can hardly wait to go shopping tomorrow!

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  50. Adorably sweet in ALL styles!!'

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  51. OMG, those little critters are just too cute, love that they can hang on, hang in...all sorts of good things to hang onto in life!!

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  52. Loved all the cards today! Thanks for showing so many different ways of using a stamp!

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  53. "I wish I could be there", great sentiment and true. Hubby is away and I'm wishing I was where he is.

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  54. Oh, how sweet!! What a great release and fantastic cards today. The 10 minute watercolored one is my favorite. Thanks for a chance at such a great prize! ~ Tricia

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  55. Love how you die cut the fun foam to make a solid stamp to add color, those cards are elegant in their simplicity!

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  56. So much fabulous inspiration today. I especially like the copic card.

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  57. I will be waiting to shop at midnight! Great release!

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  58. Sweetest Bunnies! Love the solid stamping and outlined technique you used today.

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  59. OMGosh, thank you for the die cut fun foam tip, that is pure genius! These cards are all fantastic!

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  60. Those little bunnies are just too cute!

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  61. So many great cards and "looks" with only a few materials - my kinda crafting! Just love this release. Roll on Friday!

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  62. Very cute variety of bunny cards. I like the soft coloring.

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  63. I love to see your artistry at work. You put stamping into the level of artwork.

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  64. Such a fun release. I love the beautiful samples that have been shared. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  65. So beautiful!!! You are so gifted when it comes to watercolor. It's s joy to see what you create!!!

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  66. Such adorable bunnies, Dawn ... and wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for an awesome release! Anita :)

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  67. These are all so sweet and beautifully colored. I'm especially drawn to the watercolored one. Thanks for sharing the how-tos!

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  68. OMG! I can't wait for midnight, hopefully they'll be available here in Europe too.... time to cross my fingers!

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  69. Such sweet bunnies, and I love today's line-up of projects, Dawn.

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  70. These little bunny stamps are so cute. What wonderful CAS cards you made with them. Well done.

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  71. A fabulous release of products! I love them all! The ink, though, will be coming home to live with me for sure!

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  72. Love these cute bunnies & the Wishing You sentiments are so lovely. The inspiration for this release has been amazing. Thank you!

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  73. Great release - and available for purchase on payday too. Hmm, to shop or eat? ;)

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  74. So cute! Love the fun foam idea :)

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  75. I am loving the really clean simple cards a lot, fabulous release!

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  76. Incredible images and I love that Falling for You Blue. Great colors and layering in the inks! Great Talent there!

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  77. Must have! Going Places and Wishing You set are so adorable. My kind of stamp!

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  78. The animals are so fun and you make them look spectacular! I am enjoying this new release.

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  79. All of your bunny cards are adorable! I think the sentiment on your first card is one of the sweetest I have ever seen on a stamp! :)

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  80. These bunnies are just darling! I love all of your Copic coloring and your water coloring too. they are just amazing! Thanks for all you do Dawn!
    Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts at Wordpress dot com
    since blogger and Google don't mind keeping me attached to an outdated profile for a blog that no longer exists because it wasn't mobile friendly. And they don't have supervisors who can correct these inaccuracies.

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  81. Fabulous release! The bunny "hops" are so inspirational!

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  82. Awesome release! I love Wishing You clear stamp and Sentiments. Great cards, bunny are so cute and adorables ;)

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  83. These cards are just adorable!

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  84. These cards are just adorable!

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  85. Amazing showcase of this new set! What s fabulous release!

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  86. I am so impressed with the fun and cute and very sweet ways you have used this stamp set!! Incredible and awesome cards - you have shown us many ways to make this part of the new release SHINE!! I am so in love with all the amazing new colors - so excited about them!! I am, as a whole, very pleased to be a follower and Wplus9 customer!!! Thanks for all that you offer!!!

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  87. these rabbits must get in my hands!! Wonderful release! Simply love it

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  88. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! Love everything.

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  89. Looking forward to getting those new fall colors.

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  90. Looking forward to getting those new fall colors.

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  91. So smitten with these adorable bunnies can't wait for them and the new colors.

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  92. I'm not much for cute either, but if one is going to do cute, your bunnies are the way to go! Love the sentiments too! Both will probably end up in my cart tonight...

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  93. These stamps and your projects are wonderful. And, I cannot wait to get my hands on those inks.

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  94. Those little bunnies and sentiments just melt my heart. :)

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  95. Awww the bunnies are so cute =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  96. Awesome, I just love how you showed the range of possibilities with this set. Really sells it for me!

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  97. more bunnies! I am so in love with this release!

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  99. Great projects! Love those adorable bunnies.

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  100. Oh I love the new stamp sets and your projects are just stunning! You are so talented!
    Sheila W.
    Arthappenshere at hotmail dot com

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  101. Such sweet bunnies and wonderful sentiments! Love all the different designs you created!

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  102. Who doesn't love bunnies.....they are all so sweet....what a great release, will be waiting for tonight.

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  103. I have absolutely falling in love with this release. Better yet, it's being released on my birthday! I simply adore the loosely water colored bunny on the hot press watercolor paper. And thanks so much for that wonderful idea to use fun foam for an impression! I can't wait to try that when I get the bunnies. Only four and a half hours to go!

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  104. The sentiments in this Wishing You set are so touching. I nearly wept when I saw your lovely card with the two bunnies "I wish I could be there."

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  105. I have absolutely falling in love with this release. Better yet, it's being released on my birthday! I simply adore the loosely water colored bunny on the hot press watercolor paper. And thanks so much for that wonderful idea to use fun foam for an impression! I can't wait to try that when I get the bunnies. Only four and a half hours to go!

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  106. I have absolutely falling in love with this release. Better yet, it's being released on my birthday! I simply adore the loosely water colored bunny on the hot press watercolor paper. And thanks so much for that wonderful idea to use fun foam for an impression! I can't wait to try that when I get the bunnies. Only four and a half hours to go!

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  107. Those bunnies are so cute! These are beautiful cards!

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  108. I am loving this release. The bunny stamps are so darn cute and love the dies and orbiter stamps also.

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  109. The bunnies are just adorable! My wish list with Wplus9 just keeps getting longer...... so many great products.

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  110. Wow beautiful cards! Adorable stamps, awesome techniques, and handmade fun foam stamps- Love!!!

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  111. love the entire release...........but especially the SENTIMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  112. What a wonderful release, Dawn! I really love the Wishing You sentiments, they're perfect with the sweet bunnies!

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  113. it's a super cute and sweet release, I love the bunny there are adorable!

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  114. These bunnies are adorable no matter how you color them! Love the sentiments too!

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  115. Super cute!!! All stamp sets are to die for. So versatile!!!

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  116. Oh my goodness Dawn your cards are positively amazing! Just the most adorable... Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  117. I love these adorable cards! What a great release!

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  118. Love the Going Places stamps & Starry Background die! So adorable!

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  119. Darling cards and a Wonderful release! LOVE ♥

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  120. Cutest release! Love the sweet bunnies!

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  121. I want these sets so bad!! Now which bill should I not pay? ;)

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  122. The bunnies are absolutely adorable!!! Love them.

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  123. Amazingly CUTE and I am sooo in love with the Wishing You set! :D

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  124. Oh these bunnies! So sweet, so cute! And the Gratitude sentiment set...❤️

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  125. So excited....I came, I saw, I shopped! Looking forward to getting the goods! Thanks again for these amazing products!!!

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  126. Such cute little critters!! And the new colors look just delicious! :-) The leaves are so warm and wonderful too!! Great ideas!! :-)

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  127. Cutness over and over again :) Love it :)

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  128. I love all your cards but my favourites are the simple ones, with the quick wash of watercolour and the fun foam stamping. They make me feel I could achieve the same look!

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  129. Congrats to your new release! I love especially today's cards, they are awesome!

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  130. Beautiful release!!! Love the bunnies!! The ink colors are so yummy!!

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  131. All of these cards are simply adorable! I love your foam stamping. Great idea!!

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  132. The Wishing You sentiments are so lovely. What a great release!

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  133. I love this release! You've created such adorable animals and with those dies that also cut the arms, well, it's all just Amazing! Love all the sentiments you came up with too!

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