WPlus9 April 2012 Release: Day 2

April 1, 2012

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to day 2 of this month's WPlus9 release week!  So, did you just love the stamp sets & dies that were shown yesterday?  It certainly seems like it, because we have heard TONS of great feedback!!  That is such a delight!  Tonight we have more stamps and dies to share with you.  First up, here is the information on the stamp set for my first card:

Mother's Day Bouquet
  • is a 4x3 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 11 stamps; 6 images and 1 sentiment
  • will be available for purchase April 5th
This is such a pretty mini stamp set, with pretty flowers & a butterfly that are very easy to fussy cut.  You will see that is what I did on my card, and then layered them together to add dimension.  Here is what I created!
 "Happy Mother's Day" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper/Tag: The ScrapCake (My Private Happiness 6x6 paper pad)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Mother's Day Bouquet set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: berry, turquoise, fresh green, moss green & Stephanie Bernard Dye: banana)
Buttons: American Crafts, SEI, & Basic Grey
Seam Binding: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine: May Arts
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: Spellbinders (lacey circles) & WPlus9 (label layers 1)

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut pink dotted paper slightly smaller, sand the edges and adhere.  Cut a block of floral paper, sand the edges and adhere to the top.  Sand the edges of a matching tag and adhere to the middle.  Diecut a lacey circle from plaid paper, sand the edges and adhere to the top of the tag.  Tie a double bow from cream seam binding, thread a button around the middle using twine and adhere to the top of the tag.  Diecut the label from vintage cream cardstock, then stamp the sentiment to it.  Stamp the flowers & leaves to vintage cream cardstock, and cut out.  Adhere to the bottom of the sentiment label, and then accent with jewels.  Stamp the butterflies to vintage cream cardstock, cut out and adhere to the label.  Add the entire stamped label to the middle of the card.  Thread three buttons with twine and adhere them to the lower right corner to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-The Poodles Parlour- polka dots
-For Fun challenge- buttons galore

So, we have celebrated mother's so far.  How about we celebrate all the father's in the world too!  First up, here is the info on the stamp set & dies used: 

Super Star
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 17 stamps; 9 images, 1 banner, and 8 sentiment builders
  • will be available for purchase April 5th
Tie Companion Die
  • coordinates with the Super Star stamp set
  • two separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase April 5th
Banner Trio Die
  • compliments the Super Star and Love You More stamp sets
  • three separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase April 5th
I didn't use the Tie Companion Dies, but can't wait to use them in the near future!!  They will make for such cute masculine cards!!  For my card, I focused on the awesome star burst in the stamp set, and the banners.  Here is what I created:
 "Super Amazing Spectacular Dad" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft, vintage cream) 
Paper: October Afternoon (5 & Dime: wax bottles)
Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 (Super Star & Banner Trio sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard dye: chocolate) & Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Twine: My Mind's Eye
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs (brown) & Westrim Crafts (clear stars)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions: Make card from kraft cardstock.  Cut two strip of star paper, distress ink the edge and adhere to the top and bottom of the card.  Stamp the star burst to the top of the kraft cardstock, and accent with clear star jewels.  Diecut the banner from vintage cream cardstock, distress ink the edges and then stamp the border and sentiment to it.  Adhere the banner to the bottom of the star bursts.  Stamp the rest of the sentiment directly below the banner, and then accent with brown jewels.  Wrap twine around the top and bottom seams to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-The Play Date Cafe #125- black, white, brown
-CES Challenge #79- masculine

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the WPlus9 team has created with this amazing, new stamp sets!  And don't forget...there are usually giveaways every night on Dawn's blog!! ;)
I will be back tomorrow night, using more of the new release items from WPlus9!  Hope to see you back then! ♥♥♥ 
Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Lea, you're tempting me to make a new purchase. Love that krafty card for dad!

  2. Both your cards look great. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Fabulous cards ... Love them ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  4. Hi Lea,
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful images, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  5. Stunning creations. Love the cheerful colour combo of the first and the second is just perfect that man in our lives.

  6. Great card, love the brown on the kraft looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. WOW love both cards but my fav is the Mothers's day one - the bold pops of colour are so fresh!!!

  8. Just loving your cards and those stamps!

  9. Great cards, girl! LOVE all your buttons and bling, and that color combo, on your first card, sings to me!

  10. WOW!! I LOVE the card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  11. Super cards..love the flowers!

  12. Some great cards you've made there.

    Your mothers day card is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week for our Buttons challenge.

    Julie (Guest Designer)

  13. Lea, that Mother's Day card is really pretty! I love the happy, bright colors and all the wonderful details! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  14. What a rockin' Dad card, Lea! Love that starburst. So glad you could play along with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

    And thank you SO much for doing some photography tutorials at Flourishes. I print out what your posts say, so that I can keep referring back to it. I just bought a new Canon DSLR, so this is a help.

  15. So how about your second card could totally be a second cousin to mine for today! I was seriously loving how in'sync we are with that set...and the way you ROCK'ed the gorgeous Mother's day one....all that layers & stamping...as usual making it WORK! Love it Lea! :)

  16. Absolutely FABULOUS cards! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  17. Way cool love both cards! thanks so much for playing along on FOr Fun!!

  18. Oh how I love this masculine set... *sigh* Both cards are spectacular, sweetie! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week!! xx

  19. What a perfect masculine card - love all the shades of brown and the bit of bling. Thank you so much for giving the splash a go at The Play Date Cafe.

  20. Wow lovely cards Lea and I always love your photography too - so perfectly crisp. Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

  21. Gorgeous cards, well presented, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  22. Wow for both cards! I do love the "Dad" card - love the simplicity of it! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  23. Fabulous cards! I love the pretty Mother's Day card; the color palette and sweet design elements are so perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Lily Pad Cards.

  24. This is so adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge :)

  25. Wow! That mother's day card is beautiful. Everything just goes together so well. Beautiful.

    Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges and hope to see you on Wednesday for the new challenge.

  26. awww beautiful mothers day card and love the buttons and bows you used!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons button and bows challenge!!


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