Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 2015 Release Week: Day 3

Welcome back to the October 2015 Release! We are continuing to share inspiration featuring our new holiday products that will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2015. If you are just joining us, you can catch up here with Day 1 and Day 2.

Get ready for the cute!

Holiday Boughs
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Drummer Boy Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$20 USD

Holiday Hugs
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Holiday Hugs Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$8 USD

Drummer Boy has stolen my heart. These images were so much fun to illustrate and I just love the classic theme. Plus, it's just cute!

For my first card, I used it in a straight forward way to create a mini scene with baby Jesus.

I colored my images with Copics and then die cut them using the companion dies. The soft watercolor background is the perfect backdrop for the fun bright coloring.

I also wanted to show you how versatile this set is. Hey, I'm in Florida, so the palm trees just had to be used. I stamped them repeatedly across my background using Black PURE COLOR Dye Ink and then watercolored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I added the "Warmest Winter Wishes" sentiment from our Winter Pals stamp set on the Basic Banners Die. I of course, I had to add a few presents as well using the Holiday Hugs stamp set.

Yes, we are tacky like that and wrap the palms with Christmas lights! I just hand drew a few wrapped around my trees and added a little glossy accents for some shine.

While I had the Winter Pals stamp set out, I went ahead and paired them with Holiday Hugs as well.

I started the background by sponging some Broken China Distress Ink onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock and then added a few water droplets a la Kristina Werner. I then stamped the adorable bear and little girl image, watercolored it with Distress Ink and die cut them.

To anchor them, I stamped and die cut the block of ice from Winter Pals and heat embossed my sentiment from the same set.

And finally, I just can't get enough of these all over backgrounds. I die cut several of the images from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and created my pattern on my card stock panel. I then sponged Broken China Distress Ink over the entire background, removed the masks and stamped the images into their respective spaces.

Even if coloring is not your strong suit, these images look great with minimal coloring. Super easy!

Design Team Inspiration

Are you ready to see what the design team has been up to? Check out what the girls have in store for you:

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 10/04/15 to enter and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Release Winners page by noon on 10/04/15.

Thanks for stopping by! I really hope that you're enjoying the release so far. Kelly will be here tomorrow to feature a gorgeous set that is perfect for Copics and watercoloring!

145 comments:

  1. Aww, the little drummer boy is darling! The projects today are spectacular as well!!

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  2. I adore the Little Drummer Boy and you're right, he steals your heart!

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  3. I like both of these sets so much! I have always been partial to the Little Drummer Boy story, so glad to see this. Very lovely cards shared by all--

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  4. Beautiful cards and I'm loving the new release. :)

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  5. LOVE the Little Drummer Boy set! What a great idea!! ~ Tricia

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  6. Your Drummer Boy set is so innovative! Love this!
    ~carol

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  7. These sets are just so cute! I love drummer boy. It's just amazing with the jungle scene nativity :)

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  8. Oh my...that little drummer boy is precious!!!!

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  9. The drummer boy stamp set stolen my heart too.. Adorable images.. :) And the cards are so so fantastic. Thanks for sharing <3

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  10. Your cards are just adorable--love them all!

    Chris L.

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  11. Gorgeous cards ... so lovely to see an image representing the true meaning of Christmas ... thank you! Anita :)

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  12. Both of these sets are just so cute Dawn. The bear and the girl is darling and the drummer boy? Talk about a set that will set out fast!

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  13. Loving the new release, Just too cute for words. The bear and little girl just make me happy looking at them and the little drummer boy is just too adorable.

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  14. The drummer boy stamp is such a great original idea for Christmas stamp. I love it, it's going to be favorite among all of us customers I am sure. Beautiful.

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  15. How could anyone resist these two sets....oh my poor skinny wallet. They make such lovely and festive cards. Drooling, here.

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  16. What a sweet nativity stamp! I really adore all those animals, and the drummer boy is just so lovely. Can't wait for release!

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  17. I just got caught up on the release, and I am loving these product so far. Lots of fun new stamps :)

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  18. Drummer boy stamp set is very cute!! Love your cards, as usual.

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  19. Adorable new sets! Just the sweetest illustrations!

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  20. Warm hugs just warms my heart! So adorable!

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  21. Adorbs, love the bear hugs and that little drummer boy, swoon

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  22. This, so far is a wonderful release. There are things for everyone. I love the Holiday Hugs set, cutest set ever.

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  23. Too darn cute, loving the little palm trees with Christmas lights!

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  24. These are perfect sets for the holidays. Fabulous cards by everyone.

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  25. I just love the palm tree covered in lights. I used to live in Florida and it takes me back to those days!

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  26. I love holiday hugs! Love your stamps hands down. Been wanting to try your ink now too. I have heard many great things about it.

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  27. Love the drummer boy set and the holiday hugs are adorable too!

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  28. Love the little drummer boy - so cute!

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  29. The drummer boy set is adorable! I love how you used the palm trees and added lights! And added dimension by diecutting the oval for the trees and presents.

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  30. Oh my word Dawn, your cards are adorable too! This is a fabulous release. I love th little lambs and the drummer boy. Such cute stamps. Such beautiful samples shown here for this release. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  31. Pa ra pa ra pum! O - so happy to see a set (and dies) with one of my favorite Christmas songs. Plus it has a palm tree .... perfect to send when your home is on a tropical island!

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  32. Oh my goodness, that little Drummer Boy is the sweetest! I love the entire stamp set and it will definitely be added to my collection. And, that cute little girl with the cuddly bear... too cute! Can't wait to get my hands on these sets!

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  33. Drummer Boy is too cute! And I love how you showed the versatility by drawing the lights on the palm tree....very clever!

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  34. Lots of fun new stamps. Love the little drummer boy, so cute.

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  35. Happy World card Making Day! Your designers make the stamps and dies come to life!

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  36. So many wonderful new sets! I especially love the sweet little drummer boy! And how fun is your Florida Christmas card--love the lights on the palm tree!

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  37. They are both adorable, but I love Drummer Boy! Your cards are just terrific.

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  38. Great release!! Love all the dies!!

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  39. Fantastic cards, love the Drummer Boy(who couldn't) and really like how you made the Basic Banner Die look three dimensional, gonna have to give that a try, I love that die.

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  40. Always something to look forward to with your products! Delightful!

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  41. This Holiday Hugs set is simply adorable.

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  42. These cards are so adorable! I love cards that make you smile!

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  43. So cute! Love the illustration of this set!

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  44. Happy WCMD!! Omg these are adorable!!!!!!

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  45. I love Holidays Hugs!!! It is so cute and adorable!!! ;)

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  46. Very cute cards today! Such a sweet Nativity.

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  47. The little drummer boy set is so precious. I wish I could have everything in the new release!

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  48. Super cute - I really love the Holiday Hugs set, but the cards made with the Drummer Boy set look fantastic!

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  49. Super cute stamp sets!! I have so many ideas!!!!!!

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  50. Absoulutely adorable! Love the cuteness jn these sets.

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  51. Omg! Too adorable the drummer boy! Loving all the new releases!

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  52. These sneak peaks are amazing. This is going to be a great release. My wish list keeps growing. I can't wait to see what you will be revealing tomorrow!

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  53. Omgosh, you cards are so awesome - I love how you used the palm tress to make that perfectly Florida holiday card! I can't wait for the 5th..is it the 5th yet?!?!

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  54. what a fabulous release.. I am LOVING it all..

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  55. So glad to see the cute little drummer boy, baby Jesus and sentiments about the true meaning of Christmas!

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  56. Holiday Boughs is the sweetest Christmas stamp set ever. The Drummer Boy is so adorable. Love the other release products too

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  57. They are so cute and truly adorable!:) beautiful projects:)

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  58. Love the palm trees with the lights :)
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. Super cute and super versatile. Love the drummer boy. ~Mari~

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  60. What a fun release. Cute but with emphasis on the meaning of Christmas, which makes it special.

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  61. Great sets. Love the drummer boy. The cards with scenes are my favorites.

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  62. Drummer Boy is so sweet! What a fabulous release!

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  63. This release is just so fun!! Love the drummer boy!

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  64. The palm trees with Christmas lights are the cutest!

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  65. I'd love some warm winter hugs. :)

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  66. That little drummer boy is absolutely adorable. This is making me re-think my plan for the family Christmas card this year.

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  67. Love all the new stamps, but especially the amaryllis stamp. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. Love the pink and turquoise polar bear card. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

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  69. so sweet! I love the palm trees with lights!!!

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  70. Awww I love the little drummer boy and nativity....

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  71. Beautiful cards! Always LOVE your watercolors!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  72. These cards are so cute. I love how you are able to create those darling scenes with them.

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  73. Amazing projects. That little drummer boy is so adorable.

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  74. Thank you for creating a Nativity set for Christmas! Holiday Hugs is even cuter today than it was yesterday! I didn't even think that was possible!

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  75. Love them all-esp. the lights on the palm trees! :)

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  76. These images are so wonderful, Dawn!! Love all of your cards today!

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  77. Fabulous, FABULOUS Dawn and ladies! Lovin' everything you're showing this week! It's the most wonderful time of the year! Thx for the chance to win!

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  78. All these cards are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  79. These are all gorgeous but I LOVE the palm tree card!! I live in Bermuda and I always try to give my Christmas cards a tropical feel. :)

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  80. I Love, love, love the Little Drummer boy set. The cards are all so beautiful today , as always!

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  81. I love these cards. Such sweet images.

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  82. Always looking to win from Wplus9. Such cute stamp sets.

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  83. Wonderful cards. Just love that adorable drummer boy!

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  84. Wonderful cards. Just love that adorable drummer boy!

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  85. Great card ideas! Love the little drummer boy set

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  86. Spectacular talent! Love your watercoloring and yes! You are very true, that drummer boy is darn cute and i love that palm tree creation, love such sets!

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  87. Super cute release - luv all your card designs and coloring!

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  88. Hi, how cutest those stamp set. The drummer boy and the Jesus baby it just amazing. Love the color on every cards. Thanks for share with us!

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  89. Adorableness! LOVING this holiday release ♥

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  90. Oh my! That drummer boy set is adorable!

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  91. The little drummer is so precious! Love this release!

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  92. Wow! I love your little drummer boy card! Amazing color! Fabulous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  93. Absolutely adorable card! I've got to get my hands on that little drummer boy set!! Thanks for creating it:-)

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  94. Hi Dawn! Holiday hugs is so Cute!! And I love it paired with Winter Pals Iceberg. I need this one! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since google still has me merged with my expired blogger profile for a blog moved to WP in 2012, they won't delete or edit it, or let me do so.

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  95. I just discovered your blog via instagram (from an instagram post from Jennifer Mcguire) - love your stuff! Definitely excited about adding some stamps to my collection from y'all!

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  96. Beautiful cards. Love the new release

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  97. Oh, Dawn! Holiday Hugs is the sweetest ever! Have you ever thought about illustrating a children's book (in your spare time)?? Truly lovely! ♡

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  98. Beautiful projects - another awesome release. I love that little drummer boy.

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  99. Adorable new stamp sets and projects!

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  100. Oh my goodness...my favorite holiday story pf all time and you made it to a perfect stamp set. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  101. DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
    LOVE these new stamps & dies, LOVE the card designs!!!
    ADORE the warm HUGS - think they're a MUST-HAVE for EVERY crafty stash :)
    THANK YOU for CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win too!!!

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  102. Dawn, if you're reading this - can you tell me what kind of water color paper you've used for these projects? Thank you!

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  103. Winter pals is super adorable!

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  104. The drummer boy set is awesome! That's what Christmas is all about.

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  105. Beautiful beautiful cards and that drummer boy is absolutely unique and fantastic :)

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  106. Love both set there just so Sweet!

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  107. such stunning cards..love the new items!

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  108. Today, in a moment of panic, I realized I better get started on Christmas cards! As always, your cards - and those of your design team - are so inspiring I'll undoubtedly do some CASEing.again this year.

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  109. I really like the 'background paper' card. So cute.

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  110. Cute stamps! I like the palm trees in the background.

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  111. Loveloveloving both the stamps/dies and the cards! Little Drummer Boy is my favourite X-mas song so I adore that stamp so much. :)

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  112. Great set! I envision my daughters playing with the images :)

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  113. Love all the cards - especially the watercoloured and all-over backgrounds!

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  114. he he he... the Palm Trees card is a hoot! Would make such a great card coming from this Florida girl. :)

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  115. Lovely cards! Holiday Hugs is just so sweet!!!

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  116. Love the versatility of your stamps. Beautiful/adorable cards.

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  117. Darling Drummer Boy images! Very sweet cards on the post :)

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  118. Okay, so I know this comment is like 15 mins late for the giveaway, but I just had to tell you that the Holiday Hugs set and the wonderful card inspirations are totally warming my heart!! Love it!! 😍

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  119. I love the new release! is so beautiful!!!

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  120. such cuteness! i love the decorated palm trees!

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  121. These are all so lovely AND fun! Love the hand drawn lights for a totally different theme direction!

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  122. Such cute cards & the watercolouring is so lovely.

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  123. Adorable images and love the watercolouring.

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  124. Fantastic release. Love the designs.

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  125. LOVING LOVING LOVING the Release and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release WEEK!! =)

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