Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 2010 Release Week: Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of November 2010 Release Week. I am so happy to hear how excited you guys are about the new sets. I love reading all of your comments. Remember everything is currently available at The Studio.

Today, I am happy to formally introduce you to Kerriane's newest addition to the family, RetroGirly Christmas.

RetroGirly Christmas


Set of 5 high-quality photopolymer stamps;
2 images and 3 sentiment phrases
Full Set Dimensions: 3x4
Price: $6

These adorable images are both cute and sophisticated. I'm usually not one to turn to the cute and fun style, but this set makes it super easy for me to tackle. And I mean, come on...who can resist that sassy little thing? At just $6 it's a steal.

First up, I went for a classic retro vibe circa 1950. The Thrift Shop Collection was a perfect fit.

I used Copics to color her and paper pieced her shopping bags. Not much else was needed to finish this one. I just love the pops of red.

Next up a quick and festive gift tag. I started with my current favorite tag base, a label from Spellbinders, and stamped my background using Design Basics: Backgrounds I and Versamark.

I stamped the holly leaves in Versafine Midnight Black and colored them with Copics. I punched them out using a 1.5" circle punch and matted it with one of those trendy accordion folded medallion. For that little extra something, I added some Glossy Accents to the berries. For balance, I added a thin strip of red with white dashed lines to compliment the saddle stitched ribbon at the top. A great traditional holiday tag.

For my last card, I just had to return to my shopping buddy. The holidays are all about mass production here, so with that in mind I came up with an easy and inexpensive layout to create cards for all of my girlfriends.

I just love paper piecing those bags! Don't you wish all shopping bags had such fabulous patterns?! Since the layout was so simple for this card, I wanted to add a few little details that can make a huge difference. I popped the bags on dimensionals, used a N1 Copic to outline the whole image, and added some inking around the edges of my focal panel. All of these little things help to add interest and depth without the added bulk or expense. Win, win.

Be sure to stop by some of the other Design Team's blogs to see more

Would you like to win RetroGirly Christmas? Leave a comment by Tuesday November 9th, 11:59 pm EST and I will pick one random winner.

See you tomorrow with more fun as Hannah Craner makes her debut!


  1. Retro Girl is fantastic, what a different take on a Christmas card - can think of a few people who would love that.

  2. Omg what a cute set and your creations are beautiful!!!!

  3. Oh, Oh, Oh, I love that shopping diva! Adorable. Must have it.

  4. Love this set as well - and your retro-inspired card is amazing!

  5. this retro girl stamp is so cute and sexy. Love all of what you and the other girls created with this set.

  6. Such a great and sassy design. I too wish all bags could come designed with fantastic patterns. Congrats to Kerrianne for a fantastic design.

  7. Dawn you ROCKED these cards/tag I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that first one - so classy & retro fun! Thank you so much for allowing me to illustrate and be a part of so much fun!! Love you girl!!! XOXO!!!

  8. LOVE what you've done with RetroGirly, Dawn, especially, those polka dots; and your color combinations are, absolutely, fantastic!

  9. oh, she IS so sassy! I only wish that I was THAT skinny. Ha! Really cute concept and I love your cards.

  10. LOVE that retro girl and the paper pieced bags!

  11. So cute! And what a great deal! :)

  12. What a gorgeous image! Would love to have the chance to play with this. Thank you.

  13. I LOVE this set!! What a fun spin on the holiday shopping! What a great price!!

    Dawn, I LOVE your first card with the black polka dots! So classy!

  14. super cute set and the cards are adorable!!!

  15. Super cute, Dawn!! I can actually 'see' Retro Girly swaying her hips and swinging those pretty shopping bags! I love that this mini set is so affordable, too.

  16. OH my is this so adorable or what! I love it because it's different than anything anyone has! Love it!


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