Monday, October 3, 2016

HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE: Holiday Houses 4 Ways with Yana

Hello, and welcome back! We hope that you are all enjoying the new products that will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2016. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 as well.

Today, I wanted to give a you look at the upcoming Holiday Houses stamp set and companion die. Instead of creating one card I decided to make a set, 4 cards in total, to show you a few different ways you can use these adorable houses.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2016

Holiday Houses
4x4" Clear Stamp Set
$9 USD

Holiday Houses Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$14 USD

This stamp set features several holiday houses - a beautiful two-story house, a church and a few smaller homes. You’ll also find several trees - a few groupings and an individual tree, a moon for night scenes and some little hedges/bushes that can double as snowballs. There’s a good mix of elements to create beautiful little winter scenes.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

At a very economical $9 USD, this particular stamp set doesn’t have any sentiments, but you can use messages from other holiday sets to complete your cards. I used messages from Be Merry and Be Merry Sentiments stamp sets (both from the Holiday 2016 Collection) to stamp various Christmas wishes on my projects. You can also use our older Holiday sentiments - they all work great together!

I stamped my images onto watercolor paper and used 5 colors of Distress inks to loosely color them (watch this video for a closer look at this coloring technique). You can also use alcohol based markers to color these houses or other methods - the sky's the limit here.

I die cut my colored images using companion dies and arranged them into simple scenes on A2 top folding cards made out of Dove Gray cardstock http://www.wplus9.com/dove-grey-cardstock/. I cut snow hills out of white cardstock for some of my cards as I wanted them to stand out, so using light gray cardstock was a good option here. I mostly freehand cut mine, but you can also use the Landscape Borders Die to die cut these in your die cutting machine.

I blended white pigment ink onto one for the cards as an alternative to die cut hills.

I tried to include at least one house, a tree or a few trees and snowballs for each of my scenes and I used thin and regular foam adhesives to foam mount my die cut piece for a pop of dimension.

To complete my cards I added glitter glue to the roofs of these homes to imitate snow, drew in lights using white gel pen (so that it appears the lights are covered in snow) and colored wreaths using red and green Copic markers.

So what do you think?

Don't you just love these little houses! Thank you for joining us today. Kelly will be here tomorrow sharing more fun and inspiration with this release!

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment on this post by 11:00 a.m. EST on 10/04/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 10/04/16.

130 comments:

  1. Those houses are adorable! Love Yana's cards!

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  2. A-dorable little houses! LOVE the loose watercolor look (and the great price point)!

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  3. I love these little houses! All your cards are just gorgeous!

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  4. Nice job on the layering. I like the ease of this stamp and die collection. You can really make an impact with very little coloring.

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  5. Totally cute! Love those little houses!

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  6. What great little houses! I just love the last card especially!

    Chris L.

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  7. I just love these cute houses and those trees too! Adorable!!!

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  8. Oh wow! Another great card!!! It's absolutely amazing the add of glitter glue to the roofs to imitate snow!!! <3

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  9. Wow absolutely fabulous cards! Love the houses and trees!

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  10. Oh my goodness love love love! Can't wait to get my hands on some new goodies!

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  12. I love this set, so many possibilities. Wonderful card too. Thank you. :-)

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  13. Oh yes to the Holiday Houses, these are absolutely adorable!

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  14. Houses and trees are my favorite types of stamps and dies! I will be getting these! So cute!

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  15. So cute! A very versatile set and the cards are great.

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  16. Your little villages are so warming and inviting; how I'd love to live there! Gorgeous, festive, fabulous!
    ~carol

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  17. Love these delightful Holiday Houses! Absolutely adorable cards to show off this awesome new set! So many possibilities...

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  18. This is adorable!!! Love the little village!!!

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  19. Really great cards Yana, the houses are just adorable. I do love the versatility of this set.

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  20. Oh these houses are a must have! Love Yana's cards :)

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  21. These cards are fabulous! What a cute stamp set with so many possibilities!

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  22. SQUEAL!! Another AMAZING New Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Houses and the FUN Inspiration shared by Yana!! =) I LOVED the Video too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  23. Such a versatile little set, and so affordable too - really great! A lot of different cards for various occasions could be made with these! :-)

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  24. I make Christmas card for my Dad to send out each year, he is a real estate agent, and these little house I think just ended my search for what house stamp to use this year. LOVE!

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  25. I love the cute little houses and trees!

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  26. All the cards are so adorable! Love the touch of glitter!!

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  27. Yana, how you do this???? So much creativity and beauty! Thanks for this video!!!

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  28. Yana, your teaching far outweighs your age! You are amazing! I learn great things from every one of your videos. Keep up the good work! These are great cards and I will be casing them! 😉

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  29. I REALLY LIKE YOUR CARDS AND THE HOUSE STAMPS!!!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  30. These cute houses make such charming little scenes! Thanks for sharing a video with us!

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  31. Awesome card, looks just like a storybook village. Really enjoyed the loose watercolor technique, definitely going to give it a try. What great inspiration, thank you!

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  32. Those houses are cute n loved Yana's cards !

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  33. These little houses are so cute!!! Adorable cards.

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  34. Yana, you are such an inspiration to me. You're incredible! WPlus9 holiday stamps are always a favorite, too!

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  35. Great video Yana! Love how versatile this set is.

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  36. Thank you for the inspiring video Yana. There are so many wonderful techniques mentioned and I am so excited to try them out:)

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  37. Super cute stamps! Adorable cards!

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  38. Absolutely wonderful cards! Just love the new stamp sets coming out!

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  39. I love these house and they are so beautiful on Yana's cards. This is a great holiday release!

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  40. What cute houses on these adorable cards by Yana!

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  41. Cute and whimsical ... and so beautifully showcased! Anita :)

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  42. These houses and trees are so cute--and the good price is a bonus. Adorable cards!

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  43. What cute cards!! I like the houses :)

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  44. What a beautiful stamp set, love all the details. The lights on the houses and wreaths in the windows are amazing

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  45. So many wonderful ways to use those great little houses.

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  46. Adorable houses!!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  47. These houses and buildings are so fun for a Christmas card. I love the sparkly snow on them. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  48. These cards are adorable!! I love the little
    Houses. I really love the layered houses card!! Such a fun set for the holidays and after!!

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  49. LOVE these sweet little colorful houses!!! So many fun, festive details!! Fabulous!

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  50. Great cards! These look like a lot of fun.

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  51. I love all these fun little houses! The snowy glittery roofs are pretty.

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  52. How pretty! Love the soft watercolor look on the houses!

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  53. I love anything to do with little houses and these are just the cutest!!

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  54. These houses are so sweet! I'd use them all year long!

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  55. Very cute!! Love how you created these beautiful holiday cards with the houses!! So clever!!

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  56. Yana, your cards are beautiful and I LOVE your video! Thank you so much!

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  57. Sharon C. I like these little houses.Yana's ideas are appreciated.

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  58. Super, sweet lil' houses! A unique Christmas theme - beautifully created by Yana. Love her inspirational videos!

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  59. Wonderful cards! What a great new stamp set... This is one that can be used all year long. Thanks for sharing

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  60. Love this release - little houses are my favorite. The cards are fantastic.

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  61. Love the little houses with the wreaths on the windows and doors. Thanks for sharing different ways to use the houses. The watercolors are perfect.

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  62. Wow! This release has been very unique! I love the different styles you've created. I like how versatille today's little houses are, both for Christmas or other occasions.

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  63. Everything this release is simply too cute! I want it all :)

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  64. Cute cards and so many ideas of how to use the stamps.

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  65. Such cute houses! Love the new stamp set!

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  67. Love all the different house images. Super cards!

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  68. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love these sets!!!

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  69. Yana, all of the cards are nice but I'm partial to the busy city scene. Such a nice village during the winter holiday season.

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  70. I'm loving this stamp set of houses and those cards turned out awesome, Yana!

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  71. Love the little houses and the beautiful sweet scenes! Great for those "from my house to yours" cards!

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  72. Love the gorgeous scene you have created on this sweet Christmas card. Beautiful stamps.

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  73. Yana......you never cease to amaze me!! This is the greatest scene ever!!!!

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  74. Yana these are beautiful! Love the houses and trees!

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  75. Wow!!! That Christmas town scene is amazing!

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  76. I love how you used the houses to create scenes! Your cards are lovely.

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  77. Love these houses. So cute and perfect for the holidays.

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  78. What a great idea ....creating a whole town with different layers. Love it. And I love the sentiment stamps.....guess I better get the whole lot!!!

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  79. What a great idea ....creating a whole town with different layers. Love it. And I love the sentiment stamps.....guess I better get the whole lot!!!

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  80. Such beautiful little scenes. The houses are adorable.

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  81. This is such a sweet set. Love all the little houses and the little wreaths hanging in the windows.

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  82. I LOVE those houses! Beautiful cards too!

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  83. I LOVE those houses! Beautiful cards too!

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  84. Love how you did all the cards for one stamp set, love it!! I think my favorite was the city scene!! I love all the finishing touches you did for the houses as well.

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  85. These house cards are adorable! Great stamp set!

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  86. Love it, love it, love it! Want it, want it, want it! This entire release is incredible! Where is my money tree when I need it? Love today's cards as well!

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  87. I could make some wonderful pop up cards with these cute little house stamps. The cards are darling.

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  88. What cute scenes can be created with this set--thanks for including a church.

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  89. I love it! I want it! I need it! Now to win it. Oh my goodness this stamp set is simply adorable. Winter is my favorite season and you can never have enough snow. Your card is beautiful and the colors perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Jeanette in IllinoisOctober 3, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    So darling!! Love all the variations and possibilities!!!

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  91. These houses are adorable! So many uses

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  92. Absolutely love the houses, especially the snow on the roofs!

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  93. Holiday Houses is just beautiful! I love the companion sets and the fonts in them - can't wait to order it!

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  94. I've been wanting a simple house set for awhile and I think I finally found just the one!

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  95. Love the houses, will be great for tags!!

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  96. These little houses are so sweet. Yana's cards are gorgeous.

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  97. I don't know how Yana does it. She must be just bursting with ideas. I love these houses and the fact that you can do so much with them. Thanks Yana and thanks WPlus9 and Stamp Away With Me.

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  98. always love the holiday releases

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  99. I'll be honest. For some reason I'm not a big fun of houses. But these are so adorable and cute! And the cards Yana created totally got me in buying this set. They're amazing. So cozy and stylish.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  100. Love the video creating multiple cards from the same set!

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  101. Love the video creating multiple cards from the same set!

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  102. Such adorable little house stamps. Useful all year long! Love it!!!

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  103. This set is so lovely!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  104. These are ADORABLE!!! Love the sparkly snow on the rooftops of the houses on Yana's cards!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  105. love this stamp set! fabulous cards!

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  106. Awhhhhh, this set is incredible. Can't wait to watch Yana's video. Endless possibilities for these cute houses. Love it. Cheers!

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  107. Oh Yana!!! I have a special place in my creative heart for house stamps ... you've created so many darling places to live! Just absolutely precious ... this one is a 'must have!'
    =] Michele

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  108. These are such great ideas! Love the variety you can achieve with this set! <3

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  109. Cute houses ... and love how you've paired them with the BE Merry set.

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  110. What a versatile set, I can see so many ways to use this on my cards. Great demonstration and for getting the mojo started.

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  111. Hey Yana, well, you did it again! You have shown us just how versatile this adorable Stamp & Die set can be! Great layouts and fun colors too. Congrats to Dawn as well because, IMHO, I predict this one's going to sell out fast! Until next time Yana....

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  112. Yana, you did a wonderful job showing us the amazing designs using this fabulous stamp set! Love your cards!!!

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  113. Fabulous cards Yana - you really "took this set to two" (sorry, I couldn't help myself)!
    :-P

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