Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 - Fair Isle Backgrounds

Our throwback set this month holds a special place in my heart.  Back in October of 2011, when this set released I was new to stamping.  I followed the WPlus9 releases every month but I still hadn't purchased anything.  I admit it,  I was a stalker :)   Until...I won the full October 2011 release.  Once I got these stamps in my hands, I was in love.  I've been a customer and fan ever since.  I still pinch myself that I'm on this awesome team.

Let me introduce to you this month's throwback stamp set is Fair Isle Backgrounds!

I've been seeing the Fair Isle print pop up a lot lately, so I decided this was a great time to feature Fair Isle Backgrounds.  I also wanted to show you that it isn't just for Holiday and Winter cards!

For my first card I paired Fair Isle Backgrounds with a stag to make the perfect masculine thank you card.   These two products are used mostly during the Winter and holiday season, but look at how perfectly these products work on a masculine card that can be given any time of year!

My next card uses the Fair Isle Backgrounds just to add a little pattern and to ground the leaf images.  The color palette makes this card versatile for giving any time of year.  Fair Isle Backgrounds is a perfect choice for Fall projects too.  Just change out the blues and add orange or red to give it more of a Fall feel. 

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Fair Isle Backgrounds, Holiday Cheer // Ink: Coconut Husk, Bo Peep, Silver Lining  Nautical Navy, Fairy Dust // Cardstock: Oatmeal // Dies: Love Mom Layers Die, Holiday Cheer Dies

Last but not least, a Holiday card!  I couldn't wrap up this post without including one of the newest additions to the WPlus9 product line, Holiday Cheer.   I can see myself using these two sets together a ton this holiday season. 


Play Along

Now it's your turn! We'd love to have you participate in our Throwback Thursday posts. We know you've got some older product in your stash dying to see some ink! So let's pull em out.
Use any card above as inspiration, or even the stamp set if you've got it, and let's see those "oldies but goodies" get some love! Use at least one Wplus9 product and upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery such as Flickr. Then link it up using the InLinkz widget below to share it and keep the inspiration flowing! You'll have 3 weeks to play along.
If you'd like us to repost and share your creations on Instagram and Facebook, be sure post using the hashtag #wplus9tbt!



We will select one random random participant to receive a $20 store credit to Winners will be announced on Thursdays when the new Throwback Thursday is posted.


TBT #7 Winner

  • #1 Lindsey Larsen
Contact us at with your full name and email and we will set up your store credit! (If you don't already have an account set up with us, be sure to set one up to expedite collecting your prize)


Throwback Thursday #8 Entries


  1. All three of your cards are just beautiful. I LOVE the colour scheme and would never have thought to use this stamp set outside of xmas, even though I've had it in my stash for a little while myself. You've definitely inspired me xx

  2. Gorgeous stamp set ... nO I don't have it BOOOO ... but pardon me if I just sit and stare at these lovelies for a while?
    =] Michele

  3. I love what you did with this set! Gorgeous cards~

  4. Beautiful cards today, Maureen! Love how you showcased its versatility. I've always loved this set and pulled it out a couple weeks ago. Can't wait to play along. (PS Thsnks so much! What a delight to see I was the winner.)

  5. I've been seeing a lot of the Fair Isle stamps too, they're really pretty and your cards are so inspirational!! I really hope I can find time to enter this challenge and give some much needed love to my lonely stamps!!!!!!!!!

  6. Gorgeous cards!

  7. Your cards are Awesome. I love them.

  8. Love these colours - busy changing my beach house living room to them. You've inspired me to get out my border stamps.


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