Tuesday, August 2, 2016

AUGUST 2016 RELEASE: All Year Cheer

Hello, and welcome back to another day of previews! We are going to continue taking a look at all of the new products that will be available for purchase beginning August 5, 2016. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 as well.

Today, I wanted to give a you look at the upcoming All Year Cheer stamp set and companion die.

AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2016

All Year Cheer
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

All Year Cheer Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$15 USD

Today we are getting back to basics with some good ole' stamping. If you are a purist stamper at heart, you are going to love this set! Don't get me wrong, you can certainly pull out your bag of tricks and techniques...but you don't have to. A little ink is all you need. And maybe your dies if you just can't resist.

How cute are they? Here I stamped the tree branch and leaves directly onto my base panel along with the sentiment and a few of the littlest flowers included in the set. I then stamped and die cut the larger flowers to add to my branches.

As the name implies - All Year Cheer - you could swap out any of the elements here to make a card appropriate for Spring through Winter.

These multi-step stamped birds (say that threes times real fast!) are simply sweet. They have each have 4 main stamps to build them. I like to stamp their bellies first, then their heads. If you are die-cutting them, I advise doing that now, and then adding their legs. Their eyes and beaks are all contained on the same stamp, so you can stamp them all in the same color, or do selective inking.

Next up, I wanted to show you how well this set coordinates with the previously released Summer Blooms stamp set.

I started with the branches and leaves again and then added some of the smaller flowers from Summer Blooms for my "background". I did a little ombre action on this one by stamping the flowers first in Bloomsberry and then over stamping with a little Cockleshell on the lower half of each flower.

I used the same inking for the bird with a twist. Start by stamping off Falling For Blue on scratch paper, then ink the stamp (without cleaning it) with Lake House, then stamp. Now ink the top portion of the stamp again with Falling For Blue and over-stamp.

To separate him and his branch from the background flowers, I stamped and die cut his branch and those little pink rose-like flowers, also from All Year Cheer.

For my last sample today, I wanted to showcase those fall leaves in the set.

You knew I was creating a wreath. I mean come on, I'm kind of obsessed with wreaths! But how could I not?

For these, I did all of my die cutting first and then stamped my leaves using Gala Red, Pumpkin Spice, Last Leaf, and Hayride. Even though these are open dies, meaning you can stamp first and then die cut, I find it much faster to die cut a bunch and then stamp them. They are very easy to line up and if they are just a bit "off"...it's handmade.

For the details on my bird, I added a little shading by way of stippling with Copic Markers. I stamped the bird in Lake House and Hayride/Pumpkin Spice inks (using the same technique referenced above - stamp off the Pumpkin Spice and then ink with Hayride). I finished him off by adding a little reflection in his eye using a White gel pen.

To create the gradient background, I used Post-It tape to mask the edges of my panel and then ink blended the background using Hayride and Pumpkin Spice. To create the "watermarks", I used a paint brush to flick splatters of Copic Blending solution onto the panel. The Copic Blending Solution will "bleach" and push our inks away leaving the water drop effect.

That's it for today. I hope you love this set as much as I do. I have more to share with you so be sure to come back tomorrow!

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 9:00 a.m. EST on 08/03/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page by noon on 08/03/16.

195 comments:

  1. Those birds are adorable!!! I love them so!

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  2. Such cute birds! I love your beautiful cards!

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  3. Gorgeous cards. Fabulous release.

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  4. Awww...the birds are too adorable <3

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  5. Oh Lord these are simply adorable! Love love love them and they'll be on my wishlist for sure!!!

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  6. What cute little birds and pretty cards! Hooray for new releases! :D

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  7. Oh my..... amazingly a-dorable!! Beautiful colors/design!

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  8. Love this! Those chubby little birds are so cute.

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  9. Those birds are adorable. Love the "all year" images in this set.

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  10. Seriously adorable! Your cards and this set knocks my socks off!

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  11. I really love this stamp set. Those birds are the cutest and your cards did a fabulous job showcasing them.

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  12. Love the tweetest birdies! Looks like a no-spend month is impossible!

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  13. I really love this stamp set. Those birds are the cutest and your cards did a fabulous job showcasing them.

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  14. Those little birds are the sweetest and make the most charming scenes!

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  15. Your cards are so darling but how could they not be with this adorable new set that's now at the top of my wish list!!

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  16. I don't know what you do, Dawn. But I have just made 3 orders at your website this week. And now you have new cuties!!! I have to have them too! AAHHH!

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  17. Dawn!! That wreath!❤ That little acorn!❤ Any season.... Awesome. Such cute birdies and branches and leaves. So darling. Love it all!

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  18. Everything you produce just make me smile. Beautiful job.

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  19. SQUEAL!! Such a SUPER SWEET Set!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the INSPIRATION and THANKS for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! =)

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  20. Bird sets are my passion...this one is no exception! So cute

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  21. Awww...this is adorable! I'm a sucker for a cute bird stamp set. ;)

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  22. I don't even know where to start - those birds, so totally adorable..and those little, itty-bitty images..so cute!! Totally loving this stamp set!!

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  23. I absolutely love the little birds!!!

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  24. Oh my goodness what a cute set! All the cards are just adorable!!

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  25. A stamp set for all year is a brilliant idea. 💛

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  26. I'm in love! They are adorable and the cards are inspiring. <3

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  27. Oh goodness, this is going on my 'need' list! Adorable!

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  28. Oh goodness, this is going on my 'need' list! Adorable!

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  29. Oh dear me wow... I can't resist fat birds! Look at how fat and round and absolutely ADORABLE!!!!????! They look so cute..it's really really hard to stop starring at them. Hahahah too cute too cute! I can use them for birthdays, for thank yous, for hellos, for weddings, for absolutely everything! Muahahahahah! This is a must have set.. I must I must!

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  30. Oh, I just love these adorable birds!

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  31. Cuteness overload !! They are just adorable!

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  32. May I know what's the name of the ink of the first minty coloured bird? I love love love the colour!

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  33. Gosh I just love those birds! TFS!!!

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  34. These are such sweet cards--the little birds are adorable, and I really like the look of the die cuts on the cards for dimension!

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  35. Super sweet cards! I love this set; it's so adorable!

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  36. Adorable cards!!!! This stamp set is so versatile....love it!!!! :-)

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  37. Oh wow! Your cards are really adorable like these cutie birds!!! Great new stamp set! Love it!

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  38. aww, these cute little birdies will bring cheer to anyone!

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  39. Super sweet Dawn. The cards are adorable and I like this stamps set. The birds are cute but what really caught my eye are the little extras in the set - the flowers, leaves and how they can be used. It definitely an all year round set. Very nice.

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  40. Such a sweet stamp set!!! Can't wait for the big release

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  41. So cute! I love your cards today, those birds are adorable!

    Chris L.

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  42. All of these cards are perfectly wonderful!! Love the sweet colors and those birds are totally adorable!! What a fun and really cool set - would love to play with it!!

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  43. So cute, love the projects, and REALLY appreciate the fantastic and clear instructions you provide along with your projects, thank you for that! Really like how you did the background, going to have to give that a try. Thanks again for another great release!

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  44. Such delightful cards with this new set, Dawn ... just the perfect amount of sweetness and prettiness! Anita :)

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  45. How cute is this set! Love the versatility and really love the font of the hello and cheer words!

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  46. Those birds are so sweet and the set gives you so many different options it can be used throughout the year.

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  47. Oh my goodness what an adorable set and absolutely precious cards! A fantastic job on them!

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  48. So cuuuuute! I love the cheerfulness of this set!

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  49. I love the little birds!! I like the technique of stamping the branches on the card and then die cutting the little birds. That really makes the birdies pop! Also love the Fall wreath design, these stamps are so versatile for all seasons!

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  50. Oh, I can't wait to start stamping with those adorable birds!

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  51. That is just too cute !!! :)

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  52. What adorable little birdies! Love the cards, so many wonderful ideas!! Another one to add to my wish list!

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  53. Beyond adorable!!! Your cards and those little bird, super cute!

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  54. Love this wonderful stamp set. So many possibilities with those adorable birds, blossoms and leaves.

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  55. Such adorable little guys! Love the branch image, with all kinds of leaves!

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  56. Such adorable little guys! Love the branch image, with all kinds of leaves!

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  57. This stamp set is adorable - love it! Cute, cute cards, too. Would love to have these in my stash.

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  58. Love it! Such adorable birds!

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  59. Those birdies are way tooooo tweeeet!!!

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  60. wow so many possibilities - seriously cure adorable wee birdies

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  61. What a versatile set! The cards are all great examples. Love the colors you used. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  62. Oh I LOVE this stamp set!! Those birds are just adorable!! I like that you don't have to color them in either. Thank you for the fun techniques!!

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  63. How stinkin' adorable are those little birdies! They've stolen my heart!

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  64. Those birdies are so cute:-)

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  65. OMG those birds are SO cute!! I love the entire set!!

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  66. Cute set! The birds are darling! Fabulous cards too!

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  67. What an adorable set! I love it.

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  68. The birds are adorable!!! Such a great stamp set!

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  69. Love this set and he seasonal components!!!!!

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  70. Very cheery birdies!This is a very cute little set!!

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  71. Those little birds are so adorable, love the one with the leaves!

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  72. Disney couldn't have imagined these scenes any better, Dawn! I'm thinking I hear chirping! Gorgeous colors ... So stinkin' darling!
    =]

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  73. Those birds on a branch are beyond cute. Love the colors and the layout. Love this release.

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  74. Adorable creations with these cute stamps!! I love WPlus9 products!!

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  75. Dawn, what a darling new set and beautiful creations.

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  76. This set is too cute, so loving those adorable little birds!

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  77. Such sweet little birds!!! Love all the cards!!

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  78. What a versatile stamp set.
    Love the cards you made. So cute.

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  79. These little birdies are adorable!

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  80. Oh so adorable!!!! I can't wait to get my own set and stamp these cuties!!!

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  81. Oh my--these birds are adorable!!

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  82. Oh my...these birds are so cute!

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  83. Super cute little birdie set! And love how the sentiments are large enough to be the focal point.

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  84. These cards are Cuter than CUTE!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  85. Such adorable cards. Loved how you colored the blue and green - so CUTE:)

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  86. Another great stamp set! I love the Sending a Bit of Cheer sentiment which is one I don't have. Sweet cards using the set too.

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  87. Oh, that lil' birdie is too cute for words! I can see this set getting lots and lots of use!!

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  88. I do look forward to your card making during release time -- so very cut this month :)

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  89. I love that this set can be used all year round depending on the colors and images you use. I also love that the bird faces both ways! You can tell you really thought about this set!

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  90. That is the cutest little bird. I have a thing for birds! What a fun set and love that it has dies!

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  91. Oh my goodness this set is soooo cute!!!

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  92. Your cards are so sweet the the tweetie birds.

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  93. Cuteness alert! These birds are cute as a button. I love that they can really be used with any other stamp set, I can see a little Santa hat or a broom for Halloween. Lots of ideas swirling around, lol. Can't wait to see what's next, thanks for inspiring.

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  94. Oh my goodness those birdies are so adorable.

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  95. What a sweet and versatile set! I can imagine the possibilities...

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  96. This is just the cutest stamp set ever and it's definitely on my wish list! The little bird is just the sweetest thing ever! Can't wait till it's release day!!

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  97. I love this sweet set--not only the birds but the branch, flowers and leaves! The cards you created would bring to cheer to anyone lucky enough to receive them!

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  98. This stamps set is so adorable! And cards are so cute! A must have!

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  99. So sweet! Your little birds are adorable! I especially like the little fall wreath card. It's especially sweet!

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  100. What cute cards, this set look very versatile!

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  101. Oh what a clever set!! I love those birds!

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  102. I love this set! The versatility and the possibilities. I, finally, saw yesterday's sneak peak and feel the same about it! These stamp sets are going to be so much fun to play with!

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  103. I couldn't imagine that I needed another bird set, but then I saw this beauty! Very versatile indeed. I will have to find a place in my stamp aviary for this set.

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  104. Oh my, I must get this set....I'm in love with the little birds. Love the colors used, so cheery!

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  105. What a versatile and adorable set! A must have!

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  106. Ohhhh, I so love those adorable little birds. This is the cutest card!!!

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  107. This set is so sweet! New techniques are fun, but I love a good "all you need is ink" stamp set any day! This one is great!

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  108. those birds..I just want to put them in my pocket and take them home with me. they look like a lot of work, but it's the stamp doing all the work. That's the best kind of stamp!!

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  109. Oh my! This is the cutest set I have seen in a long time! I have to have it!

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  110. How cute! I love a stamp set that you can get a lot of use from, and this one fits the bill on that.

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  111. Oh these are so adorable. I love them!

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  112. Tho birds are just sooo cute! This set looks so versatile, love that! The cards are amazing :)

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  113. So sweet! Those birds do seem to spread cheeriness!

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  114. This little bird image is cuter than cute! Looks like a must have stamp set.

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  115. Those birds are so stinking cute I can hardly stand it! I love them!

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  116. This little bird is so cute 😊💛💙

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  117. This little bird is so cute 😊💛💙

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  118. This is such a cute stamp set and so versatile too!

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  119. Love the way the birds can be inked in 2 different colours - they're so adorbs!

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  120. Those bird's are so cute, I like how you can stamp with two different colors.

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  121. Wow this set is so versatile! Your cards show it's potential wonderfully! I love all the elements. It's really well thought out.

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  122. These little birdies are absolutely adorable. Love that you can stamp them in two colors too. Very cute stamp & die set.

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  123. I just love that adorable little bird. So sweet for cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  124. Adorable stamp set & adorable cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. What a happy little bird...it just brings a smile to my face!

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  126. These little birds are really cute. I love your cards the wreath is really great.Thank you for sharing.

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  127. Love your cards - those birds are so sweet and I love the leaf wreath!

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  128. This new All Year Cheer stamp set has the most adorable little birds!! Love this purest stamp set that allows simple inking to make the shading. Am in love with your perfect shading on the little blue bird!! Adorable!!

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  129. I can't wait to get my hands on All Year Cheer! I love bird stamps and those birdies are too cute! 😄

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  130. I love birds and Cuteness is here!

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  131. Totally loving this sweet bird set! One can never have too many bird stamps!

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  132. Those are absolutely the cutest birds! What fun to create cards with them...

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  133. Oh I love this set Dawn! and it's great that it can be used all year! I'm going to get this one for my Christmas cards!

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  134. Super cute stamp set. So many sweet cards. Love this.

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  135. Eeek! How adorably sweet!!! Beautiful cards using these little cuties and the sweet blossoms!

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  136. Love this cute stamp set and cute cards!

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  137. Such sweet little birds. They warm your heart.

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  138. What a sweet release. I love these little birds.

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  139. Those birds are super adorable!

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  140. I love these little birds!...and what a versatile set!

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  141. SUPER cute..and so sweet...lovely cards!

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  142. What a sweet, versatile set - your cards are adorable! :)

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  143. Oh my goodness! Those birds are adorable! I love all of the little versatile seasonal elements included in this set too!

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  144. Oh my goodness! Those birds are adorable! I love all of the little versatile seasonal elements included in this set too!

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  145. I love these cute little birds, and all the cards were beautiful. This is a must have stamp set for sure!

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  146. Oh my gosh! Too much cuteness!

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  147. These birds are super cute and adorable!!

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  148. Love this set girl!!! It is a must have! ;)

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  149. How cute is this little guy!!

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  150. So clever to have the bird belly stamp separate from it's...what... torso??? Just darling and sweet.

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  151. So clever to have the bird belly stamp separate from it's...what... torso??? Just darling and sweet.

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  152. What a trio of superb cards! Love that sweet little bird!

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  153. Yeah the wreath card sold it for me. That stamp/die set is coming home with me!!

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  154. Such cute birdies! How could someone NOT be cheered by them?

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  155. Oh so versatile! But yes, you need the dies... those little flowers and leaves are too small and fiddly to fussy cut in multiples like your card samples!

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  156. Love these little birds....so sweet and cute. The cards are just perfection.

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  157. awesome stamp set - so versatile!

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  158. Just the cutest birds in this set. Great cards.

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  159. OH I love these little birds! Adorable!

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  160. These birds are so cute...luv em!

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  161. Lovely new stamp set! Beautiful colors!

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  162. Oh...adorable cuteness!!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  163. Awww.. I missed the deadline, but i still had to comment, those birds are just too cute. i'm going to be in trouble on this release. hope they don't sell out before i get paid!

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  164. Hi Dawn ~ I know I'm late for the giveaway, but I just have to tell you I LOVE these stamp sets and how you've created your cards (thanks for the tip about the alcohol blending solution!). I still enjoy stamping the "old fashioned" way as well as doing watercoloring, ect. This new release may end up putting me in the poorhouse!! LOL Thanks for another great release and for continuing to inspire us all. ~HUGS~

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