We are back for Day 2 of our October Release! Thank you so much for joining us! For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on October 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.
If you are just joining us, be sure to start at Day 1 to catch up. But for now, let's get to today's introductions, shall we?
Today's first set is a little bit country, a little bit folksy...but can pull off CAS too, as I'll show you today.
- is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
- 27 stamps: 18 images and 9 sentiments
- will be available for purchase October 5th for $21
- contains 7 individual dies wired together that can be easily separated
- Approx. Measurements: banner - 2 7/8 x 7/8", cup - 7/8 x 7/8", bow - 7/8 x 11/16", tree - 1 3/8 x 5/8", stocking - 1 3/8 x 7/8", snowman - 1 3/8 x 7/8", house - 1 x 1 1/8"
- will be available for purchase October 5th for $12
For my first card, I wanted to focus on the main laurel wreath that is included in this set. There are several images sized perfectly to fit inside of the the wreath along with several sentiments. I went with a less traditional holiday color palette here this time.
After I had stamped my wreath, I added some hearts and a few little dots to bring in some color. I stamped the tree image from the set in the middle and over-stamped my sentiment in brown. I die cut the bow image from the Heartfelt Holiday Companion die and stamped it with the matching stamp.
I added the fun banner also included in Heartfelt Holiday to the bottom of the wreath and stamped it with the "FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS" sentiment. All of the other sentiments in this set can be followed up with this sentiment. Under that, I added a bigger heart and the vine segment included in the set. I just stamps it twice on each side of the heart.
This card is still pretty clean and simple, but you could certainly "shabby" it up a bit like I did below, using pretty much the same layout and design. This time I die cut and stamped the tree before adhering it with some foam tape and added a little "fluff" and distressing.
Stamps: Heartfelt Holiday (available 10/5/13), Fresh Cut Florals (dots in wreath) // Dies: Heartfelt Holiday Companion Die (available 10/5/13) // Ink: Lake House Pigment Ink Cardstock: Oatmeal
Next, I wanted to show you another little frame included in this set.
Here, I've paired it with the single cup image in Heartfelt Holiday along with some from from Merry & Bright. To anchor my cups, I added a checkered border from the Country Charm stamp set.
Stamps: Heartfelt Holiday (available 10/5/13), Merry & Bright (available 10/5/13), Country Charm // Dies: Heartfelt Holiday Companion Die (available 10/5/13), Merry & Bright Companion Die (available 10/5/13) // Cardstock: Oatmeal, Kraft
The little images are so cute in this set and can be used all alone. Like in this next card...which WILL be my Christmas cards this year! Love the simplicity of it.
I die cut the snowman and just added his scarf. He has a matching stamp image, but I was just going for the silhouette here.
Stamps: Heartfelt Holiday (available 10/5/13) // Dies: Heartfelt Holiday Companion Die (available 10/5/13)
Lets switch gears now and introduce some more new products.
- is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
- 15 stamps: 11 images and 4 sentiments
- will be available for purchase October 5th for $14
Silver Bells Companion Die
- contains 4 individual dies wired together that can be easy separated if desired
- Approx. Measurements: bells - 1 1/2 x 1 5/8", large foliage - 1 1/2 x 3/4", small foliage - 1 x 3/4", bow - 1 1/4 x 1"
- will be available for purchase October 5th for $7
Under the Mistletoe Die
- contains 5 individual dies wired together that can be easy separated if desired
- these are stand-alone dies and do not have matching stamp images
- Approx. Mearsurements: bell - 1 1/2 x 1 1/8", bow - 1 1/8 x 7/8", mistletoe - 3 3/8 x 1", foliage - 3 5/8 x 1 1/2"
- will be available for purchase October 5th for $13
Silver bells contains both great images and sentiments. I found myself using the sentiments from this set again and again. Simple and charming Holiday sentiments in a nice, classic font. Can't go wrong there. For this first card, I used the solid double bell image and the matching die cut along with several of the greenery images and die cuts. All are included in this set.
I finished it off with the "Joy" sentiment anchored with some Cupid's Bow card stock. Simple and classy.
I've got another really simple one for you. But aren't they the best for mass production? Though simple, it's not short on style. First, I stamped the mistletoe image coming in from the around the edges and sides. Then I added the berry clusters, also included in the set, stamping them in red instead of white. For a little something "extra", I added some Glossy Accents to each berry. I told you I was getting the hang of it!
Under the Mistletoe has these great detailed stand-alone images. Here I heat embossed the bells in gold. I love how they turned out. I "tied" them together with the detail bow die and layered them over a sprig of mistletoe.
The only thing left to do was add my sentiment. I think this is my favorite sentiment from Silver Bells.
That's it for me today. But some of the girls have more to share with you! Be sure to head over to their blogs to check out what they have for you:
That's a wrap on Day 2! I hope you liked it! Are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Heartfelt Holiday, Heartfelt Holiday Companion Die, Silver Bells, Silver Bells Companion Die and the Under the Mistletoe Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST October 3rd to enter. Tell me what kind of Holiday cards you create, all originals? Or mass produce a clean and simple design? I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow!