WPlus9 June 2012- Fish More

June 2, 2012

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to day 3 of the June 2012 WPlus9 release week!!  Today we are showcasing a new stamp set with matching dies called "Fish More".  This set is great for all the different men in your life, and of course, has a fishing theme!!   Here is a little bit of info on both items:

Fish More
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 20 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 10 images and 10 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $21
Fish More Companion Die
  • coordinates with the Fish More stamp set
  • four separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $8
I went super clean and simple for my card, and left the focus on the fun sentiment & fish images.  I did use a woodgrain stamp from a different company, as I couldn't find a piece of patterned paper that fit my vision for the card.  I think it turned out really fun...here is what I created!
"Work Less, Fish More." supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (kraft, oatmeal)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Fish More & Super Star sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar Mixed Media: black, leather)
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: WPlus9 (Fish More & Banner Trio)

1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock; round the bottom corners.
2. Stamp the woodgrain background to the card front.
3. Diecut the fish & banner from oatmeal cardstock; stamp the image and sentiment to them.
4. Stamp the fishing line, sentiment & hook directly to the card front. 
5. Adhere the diecut fish and banner to the front using foam adhesive.
6. Accent with brown jewels to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Do You Stack Up #74- under the sea
-Party Time Tuesday #70- anything goes

We are also showcasing a new set of dies that go along with the previously released stamp set, "Guiding Light".  This is such a beautiful sympathy stamp set, and if you already own it...you are going to love having the dies!!  If you don't, it will be a great time to purchase both if lighthouse themed sets are your forte!!  Here is some info on the die set:

Guiding Light Companion Die
  • coordinates with the Guiding Light stamp set
  • five separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $11
Because my card is sympathy based, I chose to use a mostly muted color palette, except for the pops of red.  The red seemed fitting due to the nautical theme, and provided a little bit of elegance as well.  Here is what I came up with!
"With Heartfelt Sympathy" supplies:
Cardstock: WPlus9 (kraft, oatmeal)
Paper: Glitz Design (Happy Travels collection)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Guiding Light set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar Mixed Media: leather & Stephanie Bernard Dye: strawberry)
Trim: May Arts (burlap, twine) & Webster's Pages (lace)
Buttons: craft supply
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: WPlus9 (Guiding Light)

1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock.
2. Cut brown paper slightly smaller, then adhere.
3. Stamp the rocks to a tan paper block, then adhere.
4. Add two strips of red paper to each side of the tan paper block.
5. Diecut the lighthouse from oatmeal cardstock, stamp the image to it and adhere.
6. Adhere brown lace to the top seam, and burlap trim to the bottom seam.
7. Tie brown twine around the bottom seam, and top with a twine threaded button.
8. Stamp the sentiment to an oatmeal cardstock strip, notch the end and adhere.
9. Add a twine threaded button to the sentiment tag to finish.

Card Challenges:
-The Friday Mashup! #61- use scraps (all patterned paper & twine were scraps)
-Divas by Design #37- anything goes

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the WPlus9 crew has created today, and of course....Dawn always does a giveaway on her blog!! 
Cherry Nelson- our fab guest designer!!
I'll be back tomorrow night with another sweetly stamped card using a new WPlus9 set!!! Have a great day! ♥♥♥
Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Just so beautiful to look at. Have a great Sunday.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. These cards are so BRILLIANT. Love the fact they are different - & I mean that in the nicest possible way. What a great style you have. I am now following your great blog! Jx Oh, thanks also for joining us at an OBAG!

  3. Fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Love them both. I adore that first one with the fish, too cute! And the one for my sketch challenge is just wonderful too! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  5. Beautiful cards, Lea! LOVE those browns and reds! Yum!

  6. awesome cards...love this new release...thanks for sharing..

  7. great cards!

  8. I really love the colors and textures on your lighthouse card. Nicely done!

    Thanks for playing at The Friday Mashup!

    Sheri (guest designer)

  9. Both those are super

    kitten - DYSU team

  10. Lovely way to use your scraps on the sympathy card, its a very pretty card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  11. Great cards for guys Lea - that Lighthouse one is fab (love te trim at the top). Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup...

  12. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

  13. These are awesome CAS card - love them. Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing on the Friday Mashup.

  15. Such a beautiful card Lea! I agree with you about the colors and that red gives life to the card but at the same time coordinates perfectly with the muted colors. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  16. This came out great! I love the lighthouse image with those colors of paper. The button is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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