Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017 Release Week: Big Deal And Big Top Background With Kara

Hello and welcome back! Today is Day 3 of the March Release. I hope you are enjoying everything so far. Kara here with you today to share two fun new sets with you. They, along with all of the others, will be available on March 5th. Not long now! If you are just joining us, be sure to catch up with Day 1 and Day 2.

As soon I received the new release products I went straight for these two adorable sets illustrated by Stephany Zerbe. I could just see them in bright, primary colors.

AVAILABLE March 5, 2017

Big Deal
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Big Deal Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$17 USD

Big Top Background
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

The first is an awesome background stamp called Big Top Background. It's one relatively small stamp that creates huge impact! Stamping it twice creates this awesome burst background that measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4". It's super easy to line up, too. I stamped it in Falling Star Dye Ink on a piece of white cardstock cut with the 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle Die.

From there I started to build my circus scene. I stamped the cute panda in black ink and positioned him on the stand. He's wearing a hat, holding a flag and balancing a ball on his feet. That's one talented panda! I used the coordinating dies on all of the elements and colored everything with Copic markers. I gave them a coat of clear Wink Of Stella for shimmer under the big top lights. I added a custom sentiment by pairing two of the sentiments in the set.

I love to double up my die cuts with some dimensional adhesive.  I just think it looks cool!

For my second, card I used many of the accessories from the Big Deal set to create a background. Again, I colored everything with Copic markers and clear Wink Of Stella. Near each ball I added the "Have a ball!" sentiment. For the main sentiment I stamped "Happy Birthday", also from this set, onto a banner from the Bountiful Blooms die set and added a black banner behind the white to help it pop. One die cut ice cream cone accents the banner.

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below to enter by 11:00 a.m. EST on 03/04/17 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 03/04/17.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I just love these new sets! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow, Dawn will be back with more projects showcasing the new release!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. (Links for new products not yet released are not active yet) Please note: this list contains some affiliate links.


96 comments:

  1. Love this fun new set - super cute cards!

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  2. Very cute! Love the background stamp!

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  3. These stamps are so wonderful and beautiful!! I can't wait to get them!!

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  4. This is seriuosly cute! Love the bold, bright and super fun cards!

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  5. OMG, adorable, absolutely fabulous! These cards are sure to bring an instant smile, love these sets. Great background stamp!

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  6. These circus theme stamps bring back found memories or going to the circus every year with my sisters, cousins, and grandparents. My grandmother would always insist on getting our picture with the clowns. When we got older we hoped she would forget because we were old enough that we were embarrassed by getting our picture taken with clowns. But she never forgot. : )

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  7. The background stamp is perfect with the circus theme!

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  8. Cute cards and I like the use of the primary colors

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  9. Love these cards - so bright and colorful!

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  10. Delightful cards! Love the bold colors for these festive cards, and the cute critters in the Big Deal stamp set! Lots of great props too!

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  11. I like your idea of doubling up the die cuts with dimensions. I usually double or triple up just normally but will have to try. I love that hippo image in the set!

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  12. Such happy cards, perfect for kids birthdays!!!

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  13. I LOVE that big-top background! And what a fun circus-inspired stamp set!

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  14. Super cute and fun!!! Love that background stamp!

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  15. I can see so many uses for the Big Top. Stamp. Thanks for showing me one on your darling card.

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  16. How cute are these?! And I love the sunburst too, so clever!

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  17. PERFECT in primaries!! So much fun and so cute!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  18. Such fun new supplies - love them! Loving Kara's beautiful cards, too. Perfect colors!

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  19. Great cards. Love how that makes a sunburst background!

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  20. Adorable! Love the circus theme ♥

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  21. Love your cards..Such fabulous background and totally adorable set as well :)

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  22. I loved this sweet stamp set.
    thats such a nice card you made!

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  23. What a fun preview! I love the cute critters :)

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  24. Oh my word. How fun are these! And that background. Wow! Falling in love!

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  25. So fun and cute .... what a great set of sweet circus critters ... and a fabulous background! Anita :)

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  26. Very cute cards! Love the new stamps!!

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  27. I love how bright and happy your cards are!

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  28. What a fun card and stamp set!

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  29. Great cards! I especially love that background stamp!

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  30. Wow, awesome cards, I love the bold colours and all the dimension! So fun! That background stamp got my attention for sure - it looks fantastic!

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  31. Great cards, I love the bright colours. A sweet set of release items today.

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  32. Great cards, I love the bright colours. A sweet set of release items today.

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  33. Cute cards for kids that love the circus.

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  34. Love these! Pandas and hippos oh my !

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  35. Adorable! Love Steph's artwork as always!

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  36. Great new release - these animals are so cute - perfect for kiddy cards:)

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  37. What a fun card made with a great stamp set!

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  38. What a fun way to celebrate! Such cute images and I love the "kind of a big deal" sentiment. ♡

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  39. This stamp set is adorable and such a happy group of cute critters. And the background stamp has so many possibilities!!!!

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  40. Kara, your cards are awesome! (I have one of your cards so I know your beautiful work first hand!) What a great release and these stamps today are so fun as well! TFS!

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  41. Adorable cards and new stamps! Love the colors ,Kara!

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  42. Love these stamps! Those critters are adorable, and that background is awesome!

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  43. Love the circus animals. They sure are a 'big deal!'

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  44. Cute card. Adorable stamp set and I love that background

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  45. These cards are so much fun. This stamp set is so cute.

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  46. The panda is my favorite! Love the sunburst background!

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  47. Super cute cards, the panda is my fave!

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  48. What a great set. Love your colorful, fun cards.

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  49. This is so cute and a great way to keep the circus alive!

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  50. What a fun set. The background is great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. These are really great products! Love the whimsy and fun of today's post items. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  52. These are so fun! Love the little circus critters!

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  53. Just adorable!! I love it!!

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  54. What adorable little animals from Steph and I adore the primary colors you used!! So much fun.

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  55. Such a super cute stamp set! Love the cards you made.

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  56. This is a really cute birthday card.

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  57. Kara, these are so adorable and bold, too! Love how you layered the pandas!

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  58. Two totally adorable cards! I love that background stamp. That is definitely going to be on my wish list. The circus critters are so cute.

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  59. Fun card with those fabulous sets!

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  60. I really like the versatility of the new Big Top Background stamp (and am so impressed with its price point!). A definite "must have". Thanks for sharing your fab cards.

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  61. Very fun and colorful cards!

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  62. A fun filled set! Great for all ages :)

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  63. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your stamps!

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  64. Yes, indeed! A talented panda.

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  65. Oh my goodness!!! Both these new stamps sets are absolutely sweet!!! Great cute cards!!!

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  66. Love the Big Top Background! This release is so much fun!

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  67. Great background stamp and what FUN circus cards! Love these new images!

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  68. Cute cards! I love the big top background stamp - many possibilities.

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  69. Love the circus theme.
    I have some items for a circu
    and these would fit right in.
    thanks for sharing.

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  70. Such happy and cheerful cards today!

    Chris L.

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  71. Fabulous, fun cards today, Kara! Really love that Big Top Background!

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  72. Such a cute card!!! So excited about these new sets!!! Love the petunias and the little bears are great for the #30daycolorchallenge

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  73. Love the 'you're kind of a big deal' sentiment! Perfect! I think the layering stamps for petunias are gorgeous, too.

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  74. What fun sets and brilliant cards - the panda looks like he'll jump straight off the card!

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  75. Yes! I would love to win a gift certificate! :)

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  76. Great cards! I just love that little panda! So adorable. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win a great giveaway. :D

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  77. I love the primary colors used! Great!

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  78. I love the big top stamp! So many fun was to use it!

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  79. Kara, these are adorable cards! I normally hate circuses (bad childhood experience), but I love the little circus scene you created with your panda. I really like the bright, bold colors you used, too. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  80. Such wonderful inspiratioN!!! Love that stamp!!

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