Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Release Week: Friends For All Seasons

Hello! It's Kara and I am so excited to be kicking off this month's release week! There are so many great products being released on April 5, 2016 - including stamps, dies, and a wide range of felt colors.

My projects today are all about these adorable panda products illustrated and designed by Stephany Zerbe. If this is any indication of what is to come from her in the future...bring it on! I just love them! And I thought the quirky flowers in You Equal Kind were perfect to pair with them.

AVAILABLE APRIL 5, 2016

Panda Woolly Die
Steel Rule Die
$28 USD

Friends For All Seasons: Spring
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Friends For All Seasons: Spring Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$14 USD

You Equal Kind
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

You Equal Kind Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$14 USD

I started to create my scene by die cutting a panel of white cardstock with the Love Mom Layers rounded rectangle die. I then added some blue distress ink in a circular motion, starting in the center and moving outward. This is where I wanted the focus of the card design.

On top of the blue ink, I started to create a cluster of flowers using the upcoming You Equal Kind stamp set and dies. I placed a sweet panda, from the soon to be released Friends For All Seasons set, among the flowers. His sign is stamped with an 'I Love You' sentiment from the same set. I created a second cluster at the top left to ground my sentiment.

The sentiment You = Awesome is stamped and die cut using the coordinating dies from the You Equal Kind set. I couldn't resist adding the tiny bird holding flowers and saying,"hola"! How cute?

Now if the card isn't enough to make your recipient happy, this little plush panda will!

The new Panda Woolly Die Set is the cutest thing and perfect for use with all the new felt that is coming your way from Wplus9!

To create my plush panda I die cut the body twice out of white felt. I stitched them together with black thread and before I finished, I stuffed him with a little bit of poly-fil. I die cut all of his features out of black felt and attached them with Glossy Accents. I die cut the flower from the two colors of Shades of Pink Felt that are very similar to Little Piggy and Sweet Gelato ink, as well as the leaf from the Shades of Green felt. I added the stitching to those with coordinating thread and attached the flower to the panda with some more Glossy Accents. It was really that simple!

I hope you love him as much as I do!

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 04/02/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page by noon on 04/02/16.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow. The release has just begun and there is so much more to see!

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134 comments:

  1. Adorable!! Fun felt project and I'm going to need the You = set!

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  2. kara, your plush Panda is just darling and pairs great with the flowers in the other set. So stinkin'cute!! Can't wait to see what else you make.

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  3. Felt...pandas...flowers...oh my! Love everything today! Can't wait to see more!

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  4. Beautiful flowers and the panda is too cute ! Wonderful card !

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  5. love the you equal kind set. so many possibilities!

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  6. Oh my goodness what a cute Panda. My nephew loved pandas this would be great to send him a plush panda in the mail.

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  7. Lovely card and adorable panda, both made my wish list!

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  8. Adorable projects today! These pandas are so cute and totally unique. I can't wait to see more of this release!

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  9. That little panda is so adorable. I love the You Equal Kind set, too.

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  10. So darn adorable! I love how the bright colors pop with the black & white panda.

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  11. Great card. Love the panda! I'm in the DC area and love to visit the zoo to see the pandas. Definitely will be adding them to my collection!!

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  12. Would I??!! SO happy to see this comment box, Kara! and of course your darling projects! Fun and funny little Panda, is he ...
    =]

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  13. So looking forward to the felt

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  14. Kara, your panda card and stuffie are adorable! I love the new flower stamps too - so fun and whimsical!

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  15. Too cute! These could start a craze, so many little animals would make great additions. My girls would pick pigs and penguins. Smiles

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  16. That little stuffed Panda is adorable!! Love the coordinating stamp set too!

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  17. OMG!!! So excited right now!!! Love, love pandas....this too cute!!! Cannot wait for the release

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  18. I am over the moon excited about this release. My seven year old daughter is obsessed with pandas and a collector of all things panda-we can't wait to get the die to make those adorable felt bears!!!!!!

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  19. Beautiful card and darling Panda Kara! One of our grands loves pandas too. So cute!

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  20. Eeeeek! Adorable Panda theme! LOVE everything. Fab release. GO PANDAS!!! ♥

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  21. Really like the You Equal Kind stamp set. The cards are so fun!!!

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  22. I love the You Equal Kind stamps and dies...so versatile. You all rock!

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  23. These new products are fun for your summery cards! Very cheerful!

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  24. Oh my stars! Could your pandas - both felt and paper - be any cuter? Doubt it! I'm seriously 'star struck' by these little gems! Forget being smitten by...I'm in full on LOVE! Thank you for the smile today!
    ~carol

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  25. That panda is just adorable! I'm excited to see all the new felt colors!

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  26. Amazing! Love the panda and all the elements that come with him. And another set of fantastic flowers...was just thinking of Fresh Cut Florals this morning; still a favorite. Great release!!! Bev

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  27. The little felt panda is just too cute! Can't wait to make one myself.

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  28. So what ever happened to you NOT doing CUTE Dawn? You've nailed it:) My kids are geekin' out over those panda plushies!

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  29. Love the pandas especially the felt one! Looks like another great release!!

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  30. Super cute Pandas! Love the felt one!

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  31. Adorable card and felt Panda ,Kara! Such a fun new set!

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  32. Super cute card Kara and that felt panda is darling!

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  33. So stinkin' cute! The panda plush and card are darling and the new felt looks gorgeous!

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  34. What great sets! Love everything that Stephany designs--glad to see her at WPlus9!

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  35. A beautiful card and an adorable Wooly Panda! Love it all!

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  36. I am loving the flowers. The whimsical flowers are so trendy now. They are fun and happy.The font in the set is a favorite of mine too.

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  37. Wow! This is going to be a fun release!!

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  38. Such cute pandas! Love your projects Kara!

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  39. Love the flowers and the Pandas. Can't wait to see the felt!

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  40. How fun and cute! Love the mix of those florals with the pandas!

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  41. Very cute projects and new products!

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  42. Pandas, yay!:-) Cute card and plushie:-)

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  43. Those little panda's are precious! Can't wait to see the whole release! Adorable card :)

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  44. The Pandas are so sweet! And beautiful
    Flowers, the go so well together.

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  45. Gotta have the You = Kind stamps and dies. And those pandas are adorable.

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  46. Awesome! Love the card, love the plush panda and I love the new products!

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  47. That Panda bear is so super cute!!! Love the way the card and the little stuffed one match!! What a wonderfully cool and fun things to release!! So excited about this!!

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  48. SUPER SWEET!! LOVING the Panda Items and your Projects!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Release!! =) TANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Release Weekend!! =)

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  49. Love the new April release. So many cute things, I especially love the pandas stamp set.

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  50. Super Cute! Love the new release.

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  51. How fun is this! That stitched Panda is TOO CUTE. Nice solid stamping in those luscious colors too!

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  52. What great projects (and products)!

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  53. What great projects (and products)!

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  54. Absolutely adorable creations Kara! What a cute little feltie! <3

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  55. How adorable. I love the plush little panda and the matching card. Well done!

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  56. Cute and colorful panda card and love the panda out of felt!!

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  57. Love new supplies! Pandas are so cute, flowers are beautiful and felt! It's so yummy!
    Love the card! So beautiful and spring. The plush panda is too adorable!

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  58. I always look forward to your new releases.

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  59. Love the new release and especially the flowers. Your card is amazing, thanks for showing us all the new possibilities!

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  60. So cute! Can't wait for the rest of the week!

    Chris L.

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  61. Your card and felt panda are adorable!

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  62. What a cute set - love that felt panda and flower!

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  63. The card is great and the panda is adorable. I am looking forward to seeing all the felt colors.

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  64. Oh my goodness, such cuteness! Love it all! The idea of sending a handmade card with matching felt panda is adorable.

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  65. It would be awesome to win this prize - my 18 year old daughter LOVES pandas!

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  66. The pandas are adorable. Love the whimsy flowers.

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  67. You're right Kara, if the adorable card wasn't enough that panda certainly takes it over the top! SUPER CUTE!

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  68. These are all so fantastic and I love the panda stamp and felt die. These are going to be so popular!!!

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  69. Super cute card and love the Wooly felt panda!! Yay for felt too!!

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  70. Those pandas are too cute! I love both of the stamp sets in this post!! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Very cute pandas, and I love the sentiments, too!

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  72. Oohhh love the panda wooly die all of it is awesome...

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  73. This is the cutest panda I have ever seen!

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  74. What a darling idea--to have the dies (panda) pieces correspond with the stamp set!--Cute gift or package topper idea!

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  75. So cute! Love the You Equal Kind Stamp set and companion dies, the card samples are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the week's great ideas.

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  76. Super cute Pandas! Love the colors you used on our card-so pretty and the You Equal Kind set is great!

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  77. The panda is so cute!

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  78. These pandas are so darn adorable! My nephew loves pandas. This is going on my "gotta get" list. :D

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  79. I'm making a list: Love Mom dies, Felt, Felt, Felt. Pink inks. Love the sentiments on the panda stamps, BUT the little birds are the Best!

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  80. The panda is too cute!! Love how it stands among the pink flowers..can't be any cuter.
    Ah and also panda plush? No way! I'll take that..:)

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  81. Your projects are so awesome, Kara! Love the adorable pandas, both in the stamp set and also that sweet plush!

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  82. What fun and cute sets and love the projects you created!

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  83. Such a sweet project, Kara! Love the card and the absolutely adorable panda. The little bird saying hola put a smile on my face. Irresistible! Looking forward to more of the release.

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  84. Such cute pandas! Love the card and stitched sample! Can't wait to see more of this release!

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  85. awesome!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the releases!

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  86. The panda is so adorable...especially in the felt!

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  87. Loving all the plushing I'm seeing around and this adorable little panda is NO exception!

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  88. The new release looks awesome! Love those cute pandas and the flowers.

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  89. I LOVE the little pandas...they are so ADORABLE! :)

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  90. So adorable ... that's the new sets and your projects, Kara ... what a cute and fabulous start to this release! Anita :)

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  91. Those pandas are super cute and the flowers are awesome!

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  92. What a fun release! I love your plush panda - he is too cute!

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  93. That panda is the cutest thing ever! Great card too.

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  94. Panda-monium is rampant! Love this little guy!

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  95. Oh gosh, I love both these sets! And the felt...swoon!!!

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  96. I love the Panda die! The wool looks wonderful, too.

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  97. Soo adorable, I like ghe plushy panda is ideal for a gift.You guys Rock.Irma Polanco.

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  98. Cute pandas! Love the new release! xx

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  99. Seriously these pandas are ADORABLE!!! Need this stamp set in my life!

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  100. So very ardorable, Kara. What an exciting new release.

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  101. Kara this panda is so adorable. Really love this release. As always thanks for the inspiration. Anne S.

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  102. Just getting into crafting Plushies/Stuffies/felt and this panda die set looks perfect!

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  103. So incredibly sweet! I especially like the little sentiment on the tiny envelope!!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  104. Kara, you are so crafty. Your panda is adorable and what a lovey-covey card!

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  105. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Great products and beautiful creation!

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  106. Super cute! I'd love to get my hands on these!

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  107. I love the combination of the two sets. Great job.

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  108. WOW! So cute for a grand-daughter.

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  109. Oh, that panda is adorable! Super sweet card, Kara!

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  110. Oh my goodness could those pandas be any cuter??? Nope!!

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