Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WPlus9 December/January Release Group Post

Congratulations! You made it to the end of the WPlus9 December/January Release! I hope everything was inspirational and fun for you! Dawn put out such awesome stamp set designs! Do you want a chance to win the ENTIRE Release?! Of course you do!!!! And it's so simple too! Just leave a comment on the WPlus9 Design Blog. That's it!

I have two cards for you today, one shabby chic card and another more whimsical and fun card. Let's start! I received some comments on how people were surprised about combining silver/gray and brown/kraft together. So I made another card with a similar color combination to show you how wonderful it works together and why I love the combination so much. I made a "Winter Valentine" card.

 I combined the following stamp sets: Quite Like You, Cupid's Arrow, Damask Delight, Banner Love, XoXo Border Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts, Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles, and Damask Delight Dies.

I used WPlus9 Kraft cardstock for my card base and Oatmeal cardstock for my main background panel. I LOVE the Oatmeal cardstock!!! I attached a strip of patterned paper on top of the card and sewed the edge. Then I layered a strip of  Xoxo border on the bottom portion of the patterned paper using Cupid's Bow cardstock.

Just to the side, I stamped the little stitched heart from Banner Love all the way down the side of the card and adhered a tag over it. Afterwards, I stamped an image from Damask Delight under the tag. I tied a ribbon around the front panel and added some Cappuccino baker's twine around it. I found a heart button in my stash and adhered it over both ribbons. Then I die cut the heart die and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder and inked it with white pigment ink.

I die cut a label using the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles and stamped my sentiment on it. I also stamped the arrow border from Cupid's Arrow on the top and added a Damask Delight die that I heat embossed white on the bottom.

So what do you think? Doesn't gray and kraft/brown work together well? You can also add some pop of color to highlight parts of the card.

 Let's get to my other card for today. So this one is a little different. I decided to go for a whimsical card for this one. Bitty Buddy Valentines is on of my favorite stamp sets from this release. The images are just soooo cute! And that frame is just perfect!!!

I cut a panel of vintage cream cardstock and embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder. Then I zigzag stitched a strip of kraft on the bottom portion and tied a yellow twill ribbon around it. I finished that part off by adding a Strawberry baker's twine with a tag around it. On that tag I stamped Love from Cupid's Arrow.
 I stamped the frame from Bitty Buddy Valentines and die cut it with Clear Cut Stackers: Rectangles. I also die cut these two penguin dies and stamped the penguins in pink and orange. I attached them on the side of the ribbon.

 Lastly, I stamped these heart banners from Banner Love twice and colored them in with Copic markers. I hand cut the banners and attached them on the top portion of the card.

That's all I have for you today. I'll be busy finishing up Christmas tasks, so I won't have a lot of time to get inky. But hopefully I'll be able to sneak in a card or two in there! In the meantime, head on over to the other WPlus9 DT girls blogs for more inspiration.

  • Cristina Kowalczyk
  • Dawn Woleslagle - Owner
  • Elise Durenberger
  • Jinny Newlin
  • Kerrianne Gwin
  • Lea Lawson
  • Sarah Martina Parker
  • Savitri Wilder


    1. Absolutely perfect, Jean! Gosh, I adore the elegance of the first and the bold, bright, happy colors of the second! And I'm just lovin' all the winter blues and grays you've put into this release! Scrumptious!

    2. So pretty! I am in love with that first card! Love the woodgrain heart and how you did the trims! Gorgeous!

    3. You forgot the kitchen sink on your first card which is absolutely gorgeous gorgeous. The woodgrain heart is amazing. As for your other card, love that set and the banner, the yummy ribbon, the stick pins, the tiny tags...fabulous!

    4. always mix and match so many elements and they all work perfectly!! Yes, the kraft/gray looks great!

    5. These are both so fabulous, Jean! I love the muted tones of the winter card, and the second card is just so darling!!



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