Saturday, October 1, 2016

HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE: Woodland Basics & Be Merry

Hello everyone, and welcome to our Holiday 2016 Release previews! All of the new products that we will be sharing with you over the next couple of days will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2016 at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

I have had a really hard time choosing a favorite this time. There are so many choices and everything works so well together! Since we do have a lot to share, I've decided to combine several on today's projects, but the main stars today are the Woodland Basics Die and the Be Merry Stamps and Die

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2016

Be Merry
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Be Merry Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$17 USD

Woodland Basics Die
Steel Rule Die
$18 USD

Christmas Tag Die
Steel Rule Die
$16 USD

When it comes to creating for Christmas, I usually break it into three categories. Children's cards, mass production and those special cards that get sent to people that I know will appreciate them. You know, like your crafty friends! The Be Merry set covers two of those categories. The large focal sentiments make it perfect for quick and simple cards. And the flowers and companion die allow you to create much more intricate and detail cards. Pair it with the Woodland Basics Die and you've got masterpiece potential!

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

This card was actually quite simple to create. I ink blended three water color panels in Distress Inks (blues, greens, and reds), added a little water to get a watercolored effect and spritzed them with Wplus9 PURE COLOR Shimmer Spray. Once the panels were dry, I die cut several of my elements from each.

I used the large main sentiment from Be Merry. The size of this sentiment is perfect for carrying the large die cuts from Woodland Basics. I heat embossed it in white onto black card stock and then die cut it using the Be Merry Companion Die.

I had lots of die cuts left over so I decided to create a matching tag. This will be one of those "special" cards, so most likely I will be needing a tag for a gift as well.

I used the new Christmas Tag Die and the empty banner and "BE MERRY" sentiment from Be Merry. The Christmas Tag Die comes with 2 word dies as well. I'm really in love with this die and will have more on it a little later this week.

I really do love how this little ensemble turned out. The colors are so vibrant and really pop against that black. Would it be wrong to just decorate my own gifts with them? LOL

The next card is perfect for Christmas mailing. One layer and flat.

I stamped the large sentiment and then added some floral clusters above and below. I did a little masking for the two flowers, but creating multiples of these would be super easy with a MISTI stamping tool. I chose to stamp my images in blue ink instead of black just to switch things up a bit and then colored them in with Copics.

I was going for the off-set printing look, so I intentionally colored outside of the lines and left some white portions inside. I really like this design and will be trying it in some different color combos.

I hope you're enjoying the previews so far. Like I mentioned, we still have lots to show you, so be sure to stop back by again tomorrow. Joni will be here sharing Santa's Reindeer.

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 10/02/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 08/02/16.

150 comments:

  1. Gorgeous new products!!! I love how the stamp set can stand alone so beautifully on a one-layer card!

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  2. Love those bright colors against the black background! So bold and graphic!

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  3. Ack!! I love that stamp set! And your samples are so gorgeous!!

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  4. I love the modern folksy look of these stamps!

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  5. Looks like another beautiful release. Can't wait for it to get to the UK!

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  6. Spectacular cards! *Love* Be Merry and Woodland Basics! Stunning card with the black background and the colorful die cuts! Adorable birds and such pretty holly leaves and pine sprigs! Beautiful sentiment stamp!

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  7. I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited!!!! I have told my husband I will be scaling way back on buying art stuff until the spring....AFTER this release!!! LOL (Who am I kidding here! ;) )

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  8. love that black with the pops of color!

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  9. Gorgeous stamp set! Can't wait to purchase it!

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  10. These are so gorgeous and the samples are too! Great release so far!

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  11. Incredible release so far! I love the Stamps, and all of the dies!

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  12. Gorgeous! I LOVE the black and crisp white. I also love the watermarked cardstock you created. Looks great with the die cuts.

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  13. Stunning new products! Love the black and white with splashes of colour. Thanks for a chance to win, Jo x

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  14. Wonderful cards ! I loved the popof colors on black one a bit more :)

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  15. Love the stamp set and the tag die!

    Chris L.

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  16. Yay, Dawn! I can already see I "need" this release in my life! <3

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  17. I just love how the inky die cuts pop against the black. Such an unexpected color combination for a holiday card. Love it!

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  18. I love pops of color on black. This set is beautiful!

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  19. I love your releases Dawn! So excited to see what all you've got for us for Christmas! Beautiful stamps and dies today! Thx for the chance to win!

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  20. Loving the new Be Merry set! Great for mass producing cards!

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  21. I love your new products!!! This stamp set is just perfect!

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  22. These are gorgeous Dawn! Love the black card and tag! Stunning.

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  23. I love these products. I want all of them=)

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  24. I love the black background on your project, who would have thought to use that color for a Christmas card???? It is gorgeous though!!

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  25. Beautiful! I have never made a card with a black background - you've inspired me to try it. Love these new products and am looking forward wo October 5!

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  26. Jeanette in IllinoisOctober 1, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Oh, my goodness!!! I am absolutely smitten with EVERYTHING about the card and the tag! The black and white is stunning and the colors of the die cuts are so pretty! This is a spectacular creation!!! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait until the 5th!!!

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  27. Wow, I love the card with the greenery and birds! The black background really makes the holiday colors pop! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  28. Love having the sentiment as the star of the show ... what fabulous new goodies ... and such gorgeous inspiration! Anita :)

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  29. Love how amazing the cards look with just this sentiment stamp and how versatile it is. Love the dies too - perfect for the added touch of elegance:)

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  30. Enjoyed getting to see the stamps and dies being used in the video. The card & tag are lovely.

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  31. Amazing sneak peek!!! Can't wait to see all the new release!!!

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  32. Beautiful cards! I especially like the one stamped in blue. What a great idea.

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  33. Wow, I am in love with this stamp set. The big bold sentiment is amazing,love how it looks stamped in blue! Can't wait to get my hands on it 😊

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  34. You had me at the birds, Dawn!! Gorgeous new holiday products!
    =] Michele

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  35. Love the black and white chalkboard card. Great inspiration

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  36. Love the black white chalkboard card!!!

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  37. Very pretty projects. Love the colors against the dark background.

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  38. Beautiful! I love the colors!! So beautifully bright and cheerful.

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  39. Just lovely, and oh-so festive, Dawn! I can think of so many ways to use the Christmas Tag Die! ♡

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  40. Beautiful cards! LOL I thought I was the only one who made quick assemble style cards for the "masses" and then special ones for my crafty friends. I don't make many kid cards anymore - just for my grands

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  41. Your watercolored diecuts look fantastic against the black and white stamping, Dawn! So excited to see these woodland elements, and know that this trend is continuing!

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  42. Great cards. Beautiful tag. Love the colors.

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  43. So pretty. Really like the blue ink. I've got my eye on that tag die!

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  44. Gorgeous creations and superb release!!

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  45. Fun, festive & fabulous-looking forward to these coming to the UK! Gorgeous cards created, Dawn ��

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  46. Love the colors on the black background! Love the woodland dies!!!

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  47. Oh wow this is a lovely set of new products - the inspiration projects do look beautiful! Love the slightly different colour combos, too!

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  48. That be merry stamp set is gorgeous!!!

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  49. Ooh, love the woodland basics!

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  50. Wow The merry stamp set is so cool. I also like the die cuts set(forgot the name) I thought I had my Christmas stamps picked out but now I am waiting until all is revealed. Thanks for being so awesome.

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  51. Love the look of the white embossing on black. Will definitely have to try that!

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  52. Oh wow!! Totally amazing!! Love the modern look of this set!

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  53. Beautiful cards, love the black background and the sentiment!

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  54. I love white on black...this is so elegant.

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  55. I love the look of the sentiment! Great style.

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  56. Loving that Woodland Basics Die Set! Can't wait to see more!!

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  57. Great preview. Can't wait for the rest. I do love the sentiment.

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  58. The contrast of the bright colors against the black background is fabulous! These new holiday products look wonderful!

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  59. How gorgeous, love both cards anthem adorable tag. Love that some of the letters can be colored :-)

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  60. Dawn, your cards are gorgeous. Love the bright colours on the black background. Be Merry jumped right onto my wishlist at the very first sneak peek. :-)

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  61. I love the black, just pops and is so unique! Beautiful holiday set!

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  62. I love the style of this stamp set. It's different than everything else out there right now. I love how the designs just pops off the page!

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  63. Great release! I especially like the last card. I would love to stamp a set of cards like these to give to a friend who loves to color. She would love it.

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  64. I love the Merry and Bright stamp and how versatile it is!

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  65. Gorgeous cards & lovely release! :)

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  66. Ooooh! Gorgeous cards - and those dies are fabulous!

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  67. I love the Be Merry stamp set! Your cards using this stamp set are lovely!

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  68. OMG, I absolutely LOVE your videos! Thank you for sharing such awesome techniques, tips and projects. I love the way you share how you change your mind "midstream". That first card really pops(love the stamp set) and I would never have guessed how you created such vibrant pieces with the watercolor inks and paper. Can't wait to see what you share tomorrow.

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  69. Wow!!!!! The new stamps and die sets are amazing! Love the cards. They are gorgeous and elengant.

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  70. Beautiful set with a stunning card. Love this.

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  71. Cute cards the white card is easy to mass produce.

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  72. Beautiful cards love you techniques and the stamp and die set are fabulous.

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  73. Beautiful stamp set and dies ! Love the black version. The colours just pop on the black.

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  74. luv the black background on the card - it really makes the design "pop"

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  75. Gorgeous products and cards!! The black card is especially awesome!!

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  76. Really love the new release. So glad you said Christmas and not just Holidays! The watercolored elements on black look so cool! and I like your hand painted white card...sweet and simple!

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  77. These are so beautiful! I love the white on black and the bright colors, very nice.

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  78. Love how you made the paper out of the Distress Ink, very cool and I loved, loved, the black paper with the white heat embossing, that just pops off the card at you! Love all the card samples!!

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  79. Your first two Bold and Bright card and tag are stunning!!! Love the die cuts done in watercolors against the black cardstock and white sentiment!! Gorgeously done!

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  80. WOW! I love them all. Your cards and tag are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiration.

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  81. So beautiful. I can hardly wait to see more of it during the week. Love your videos! Thank you.

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  82. These are just gorgeous. Looks like its going to be a fab. release!

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  83. Beautiful new products! Love the Merry & Bright stamp!

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  84. Another brilliantly designed product: Perfect for Christmas but with elements that can see use all year. And the companion dies just make it more versatile. Well done!

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  85. Love the merry and bright sentiment. Can't wait to see more.

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  86. Beautiful cards (as always)! I love the mix of fonts in the Be Merry stamp set- can't wait to add it to my stamping arsenal ;)

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  87. Love these gorgeous Christmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  88. I like how you used the stamps and dies to create your nice card and tag.

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  89. BERNATH cigale.nathalie@wanadoo.frOctober 1, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    LOVED THEM

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  90. That sentiment stamp is fabulous! Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  91. I just love this Merry & Bright set. Beautiful cards and inspiration using the new release.

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  92. Your card is stunning with that black base and fabulous show of die cut colors!!

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  93. Dawn! These are amazing. I have absolutely no use for this set, but it will be coming to live with me anyway. It's a must have. :)

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  94. I want it all! I am absolutely in love with today's products, Dawn! Your cards are incredible...as always!

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  95. I love the big, bold sentiment in the Be Merry set.

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  96. how DRAMATIC + different using black cardstock @ christmas! LOVE IT

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  97. Beautiful! Loving this new release already! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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  98. Great cards!! Love the chalkboard effect!

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  99. Love the black and white and pop of colour. Fantastic design. Really like the versatility of the large sentiment.

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  100. Love it all! That one layer card looks amazing!

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  101. Beautiful cards! Love the coloring on the black card stock!

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  102. Absolutely fabulous. Love these stamps and dies ... going straight in the basket!

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  103. I always look forward to your releases! Excited to see more!

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  104. Ahhh, so fun and energetic seeing as well balanced design with nontraditional Christmas colors. Love it!!

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  105. Love love love the lettering! There are so many ways to work with this set!

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  106. I really like the thin font on the banner!

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  107. Thanks for the great video. Love the die cuts from water colored paper

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  108. I've been waiting for a WPlus9 release! Whoooo

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  109. Wow..... beautiful holiday inspiration! Love, love Be Merry and the lovely Christmas Tag die!

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  110. Super showing! Of course I love the dies, you have the best, but today I love the everything shown.

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  111. Ack..Must have it all. The card and tag in Black is beyond gorgeous!!!

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  112. The large sentiments have captured my heart, especially the card/tag ensemble in black. Beautiful, bold, dramatic! Thank you for the gift certicate opportunity!
    ~carol

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  113. I just adore the way Dawn has gotten those colors to pop off that dark card stock. I wouldn't have thought about doing that myself, but the puddles and shades of watercolor add such a pretty texture and interest to the die cut pieces!

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  114. I love the merry and bright banner!!!! Gorgeous!!

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  115. The black is so dramatic. Love these gorgeous stamps and dies!

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  116. love, love these inspiring cards....what a super release. Great looking stamps!! I can see so many possibilities.

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  117. Goodness gracious, this one of the prettiest Christmas stamp sets I've seen! Love it!!

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  118. Love it! Can't wait for the new release to come! Love making holiday cards!

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  119. I love the blue instead of the usual black for the sentiment on the second card. Both cards are awesome!

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  120. I love this set! So stylish!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  121. Loving this new release already! Really awesome card ideas too! And tag 💕

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  122. I'm totally in love with this set and the tag die!!! It's a must have. Hope I'm not too late to try to win!!!

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  123. I love your projects. This set is beautiful

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  124. Adorable! The Woodland Basics dies look lovely!

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  125. Imitation is the highest form of flattery...I will be borrowing your bright colors in black idea. Love it!

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  126. I like non-traditional colors on cards, so these are right up my alley!

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  127. Fabulous tutorial! LOVE the black, AND love the blue ink version. Wonderful!

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  128. Love all of your projects, Dawn! Great release! I especially love the detail on the banner stamp. For me, it is all about the detail, and these stamps and dies allow for so many possibilities!

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  129. Love the contrast of the white stamp on black cardstock.

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  130. The non-tradition colors on the black are stunning! What fabulous stamps and dies!

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  131. I really like the Be Merry stamps and the Woodland basic's dies. The card in black does not read Christmas to me. I guess I am old school.

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  132. Great new stamps and dies! I love your projects showcasing them.

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  133. So beautiful! LOVE me a good sentiment stamp, and this one is GORGEOUS!!!

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

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  134. These are absolutely gorgeous! Love that nice, big sentiment!

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  135. I just love the large verse. A very pretty blue card with it too.

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  136. What a gorgeous sentiment! Love the card and tags, Dawn. Great new set!

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  137. Wow! I love the woodlands basic die!! So versatile and fun 😀

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  138. Amazing release!!! I'd love to use these for this holiday season❤️Love the colors, too!!!

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  139. So excited for these sets! They are absolutely perfect! Love your projects! <3

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  140. How I love this Be Merry set! An you've showcased it so well using it on both white and dark card!

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  141. Absolutely love the colors you chose Dawn! And I love the off-set stamping technique too! Congrats girl, for another fab release!!!

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  142. Absolutely love the colors you chose Dawn! And I love the off-set stamping technique too! Congrats girl, for another fab release!!!

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