Wplus9 Feb./Mar. Release: Day 1

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So good to be back with a brand new line-up of goodies from Wplus9 Design!  Dawn has cooked up, for you all, this month, a trio of beautiful stamps, with coordinating dies, that utterly exude springtime and friendship and are deliciously sweet.  Today we're showing off Folkart Florals and its coordinating Folkart Florals die.  So, let's just dive right in.  Shall we?
I started this card by stamping the "Time spent with friends is time well spent." sentiment, in Elegant Eggplant ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and framing it with the arched leaf image, which was stamped in Certainly Celery ink, as well as the smaller leaf and flower image, which was stamped in Certainly Celery and Perfect Plum ink and glittered, before adhering it to the Elegant Eggplant, cardstock, card face.
I then die-cut the frame, using the Label Layers 3 die, from a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock; machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; dry embossed it with the polka dot image; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks...
laced it with the green, stripe ribbon, which was tied in a bow and embellished with a white, crochet flower, as well as a green button, laced with white string; and adhered it, with foam tape, centered over the previously stamped images and sentiment.
I've also got a layout, for you all, today.  Check it out!
I started this layout by arranging the pictures, in a grid design, on the white, distressed, patterned, paper, base page.  I then anchored them with a piece of red, plaid, patterned paper, which was topped with a punched strip of vellum; anchored with brown-threaded, straight stitches; and served as the place to put my ink distressed, Whisper White, cardstock, journaling strips, which read, Ezekiel was so excited to show off the new bird house that Grandpa helped him build and tell us all the fun things he did with his cousin, Grant, when Adina and I picked him up from Grandma's.
I then filled in the spaces between the photographs with stamped, cardstock pieces, which were distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  The top one was stamped, in Wild Wasabi ink, with two, leaf images and given a little texture with both the stamped, in Crumb Cake ink, cross-hatch images, from Sweet Nothings, as well as brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
And the bottom one was stamped, in Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi inks, with lots of different floral images.  Guys, I'm telling you, the possibilities with these darling images are absolutely limitless!  It, too, was given the same texture treatments as the stamped piece above and flanked with a yellow, "My Treasures" tab.
Now, I'm giving ya'll an extra sneak peek; because those Whisper White, cardstock, doily die cuts, from the new, Circle Stackers 1 dies, are being introduced tomorrow.  I distressed them with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks and splattered them with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks, before scattering them, strategically, about on the page.  The top one was also stamped, in Real Red ink, with the partial, "HAPPY Spring" title and tucked behind the completed "BREAK" title, which was created from kraft, Hardcover Thickers.
The title was then flanked with a couple of die cut, from Wild Wasabi cardstock, leafy branches, as well as a little bundle of hemp twine bows.  A little, added dimension was given to those die cut leaves using Distress Inks and foam tape.
The bottom, doily die cut was partially tucked under the bottom edge of the photos and embellished with a Pure Poppy button, laced with Baker's Twine, as well as a kraft "DATE:" label, which was filled in with the March 17, 2010, date.
And the third, doily die cut frames the die-cut, from red, polka dot, and yellow, wavy, patterned papers, bird house, which was hung from the top edge of the layout with hemp twine and embellished with a mini clothespin, as well as a stamped, in Perfect Plum ink, on another peek of a future, release day, Timeless Tags 1, die cut tag, bird, which was tied, with Baker's Twine, to a leaf, trinket pin.
A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum, "Though miles apart, still close at heart." subtitle, completes the look.
Inspiration for this layout came from PageMaps' CHAW12 Sketch Contest.
That's all I have, for you all, today; but we'll all be back, tomorrow, with another, stamp set, as well as more, Circle Stacker 1 dies, both of which coordinate beautifully with today's cuties.  Please be sure to stop by the rest of this talented team's blogs to see what they've cooked up, just for you all, today, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Folkart Florals (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, & Elegant Eggplant (SU) Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, & Certainly Celery (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 3 die (Wplus9); polka dot embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds, green stripe ribbon, green button, & white crochet flower (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); white string (Hobby Lobby)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Folkart Florals & Sweet Nothings (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU); white distressed (Basic Grey); red plaid (Crate Paper); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Perfect Plum, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, & Basic Black (SU); Tea dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Folkart Florals, Circle Stackers 1, & Timeless Tags 1 dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); "DATE:" label & "My Treasures" tab (October Afternoon); Edger punch (EK Success); foam tape (Scotch); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.); leaf trinket pin (Maya Road); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); kraft Hardcover Thickers (American Crafts)


Cristina said...

I LOVE what you did with the label die on your card. Wow. And those stamps nestle in perfectly. Beautiful work!

Amy Kolling said...

Hi Jinny! I almost texted you yesterday to find out when these sneaks were going to start! I was getting anxious! Well....you did not disapoint and gave so many other sneak peeks of dies. Beautiful work Jinny....love how you've done the frame on your card!

Robin said...

These are just fab!!! Love the way you framed the sentiment and the embossing on the card and your fun use of the folkart florals on your page!!

Lynn said...

Ahhh! Your card and page highlight these gorgeous stamps so well. Beautiful! And...I spy that SU leaf die too :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Thank you so much, everyone! I'm so excited about this sweet release! And Lynn, that's a new, Folkart Florals die! I so wouldn't have bought the Stampin' Up one, last month, had I known Dawn was going to produce a similar one. LOL!

Christina said...

Beautiful projects today, Jinny! This looks like a fabulously versatile set, and I'm loving how the leaves fit perfectly into the label die. And once again, I envy your scrapbooking skills. Can I just send you my photos and have you whip up some pages for me? ;)

Dawn said...

I ALWAYS look forward to seeing your layouts Jinny! Both of these are amazing! I'm thinking the dies would look great layered together!

anya said...

Jinny, to say that these are amazing doesn't give them justice! I am soaking up all the details on your layout - all the layered dies and amazing stamping .. I really can't wait to see more!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Awesome job Jinny!!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful projects, Jinny! Love how you've used the set on the layout!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow gorgeous projects as always!!!!

Savitri said...

LOVE both projects! The card's pretty and that page... STUNNING!! You did awesome creating your own background paper and all the embellishments are just perfect!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! That card is GORGEOUS! I love that frame and your stamping inside! And that LO---FABULOUS! LOOOOOOVE that little bird house!

papertrails leaver said...

What a beauty! Love the embossimg and color! Just fantastic!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors on both and love love love love the stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Jinny, your projects are just fabulous! I am completely inspired by your work :)