WPlus9 August 2011: Le Cirque

August 1, 2011

Hey there, everyone!  Sorry that I missed out on the first day of the WPlus9 release, but it was unavoidable.  I am joining in tonight as we continue to feature the new set called "Le Cirque", which is a super fun Circus themed stamp set.  Since I wasn't able to post yesterday, here is a little bit of info on the set, and matching dies.

Le Cirque
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 21 stamps; 8 images, 11 sentiments, 1 banner image and 1 scalloped oval frame
  • will be available for purchase August 5th for just $19
Le Cirque Die
  • coordinates with Le Cirque stamp set
  • cuts 4 coordinating shapes
  • will be available for purchase August 5th for just $9
Scalloped Oval Die
  • coordinates with Le Cirque stamp set
  • measures approx. 2.25" tall x 2.75" wide
  • will be available for purchase August 5th for just $7
I think you are going to really love this set!  I used CardPatterns sketch #126 to help me with the design of my card.  Here is what I created!
"Happy Birthday" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (orange) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper/Jewels: Glitz Design (Afternoon Muse: floral, banner) & GCD Studios (Funhouse: Come One, Come Al)
Stamps/Dies: WPlus9
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: mango tango, old rose, canary, moss green) & Close To My Heart (vanilla cream) 
Ribbon: Michael's brand
Border Die: Papertrey Ink (tickets)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Make card from orange cardstock.  Sand the edges of a slightly smaller floral paper block, and adhere to the front.  Sand the edges of a pink paper strip, and adhere to the middle.  Diecut ticket patterned paper, sand the edges, and adhere at an angle below the pink paper.  Trim off the excess edges, and sand the cut edges.  Diecut the scalloped oval from vintage cream cardstock, and stamp the border & sentiment to it.  Adhere the scalloped oval to the top of the card.  Diecut the circus characters from patterned paper, and then stamp the images to them.  Adhere to the right side of the scalloped oval.  Tie a bow from orange dotted ribbon, and adhere below the circus characters.  Accent the middle of the bow with a large pink jewels, and underneath the sentiment with three clear jewels to finish.

Be sure to check out what the other WPlus9 design team members have come up with tonight!  I am sure it will be a treat!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Oooooooowwwwww! YUMMY! What a delicious and divine creation, Lea - I'm simply mesmerized by it's beauty - simply STUNNING! I love, love and LOVE your use of the Card Patterns sketch {Woot*Woot!} YOU are right ON IT, as usual, sweet thing! It's such a pleasure to see you work your magic with Dawn's images - I'm ALL inspired, once again! Thanks for the great ju-ju! xo!

  2. Gorgeous Lea! I love these bright citrusy colors!

    (-: Heidi

  3. This is just stunning! I love the colours, so bright and cheery!

  4. Fabulous darling. The colors are so fun. :)

  5. Love how you have used non-circus colors to show how versatile and fun this stamp set can be! Love your creativity!

  6. Super, fun card, and so full of your classic Lea elements to boot!

  7. This is a delicious card! I love the colors you used - like sorbet!

  8. WOW! This card is delicious! LOVE those colors combined together with the theme... Again...WOW!!!

  9. I am amazed at how you can take a basic sketch and crank it up quite a few nothces! What a stunner of a card....love those vibrant colors and use of the gems!!!

  10. So cute, the colors are perfect and I love that ribbon!!

  11. Beautiful card, love the bright colors.


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