Wplus9 June/July Release: Day 1

Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's time for Wplus9 Design's June/July Release!  Woohoo!  For this round, Dawn has cooked up a fabulous trio of deliciously charming stamp sets, all with coordinating dies, to sail you right through the summer months, including Fresh Picked, Fresh Preserves, and Fish More.  The latter is a must-have set for great, guy projects of all kinds!  So, let's just get started!  Shall we?  Today we're showing off Fresh Picked and its coordinating Fresh Picked and Label Layers 5 dies.  To start us off, I've whipped up a sweet, little gift for a dear friend that was there for me when I needed her the most.  Thank you, Carrie!
That's all the fixin's for strawberry shortcake, y'all, along with the recipe to recreate it herself, as well as a beautiful, thank you card.  So, let's take a look at each piece up close and personal, beginning with the card that inspired it all.
I started this card by stamping the mini strawberry images, in Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade inks, on a piece of  ink distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, White cardstock.  That tiny, little image actually comes from tomorrow's Fresh Preserves stamp set.  See.  I'm at it again, spoiling a set before you get a chance to really see it shine.  But I really wanted to create more of a petite background for this card, and the strawberry image you see above fit the bill perfectly.  As a side note, between Fresh Picked and Fresh Preserves, you get three different sizes of not only strawberries (You'll see all three sizes today.), but also blueberries and raspberries/blackberries, not to mention a handful of silhouette images, too.  Woohoo!  Okay... moving on.  I then framed it with a piece of Kraft cardstock and machine stitched, with pink-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges.
A strip of red, plaid, patterned paper, which had been trimmed, across its bottom edge, with a punched strip of pink, damask, patterned paper, was pieced near its horizontal center; anchored, between the piece itself and its punched trim with pink-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches; trimmed, across its top edge, with a length of white, scalloped lace; and dressed up with a gemstone strip, as well as a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied, in a dressy bow, near the prepped piece's left edge and embellished with a stamped, in Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade inks, on an ink distressed, White, cardstock die cut, from the Fresh Picked die, and glittered strawberry image, which comes from Fresh Picked and had been pierced with a memo pin and backed with a Baker's Twine bow.
Finally, I stamped the "Thanks so berry much!" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, just below the right, punched, patterned, paper edge, before adhering the entire piece, with foam tape, to the Pink Pirouette, cardstock, card face.
The shortcake was wrapped up with a length of pink, sheer ribbon, laced with a stamped, in White ink, on an ink distressed, Kraft, cardstock, label die cut, from the Label Layers 5 die, which I cut a couple of small slits in with a craft knife and had been filled in with stamped, in Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade inks, strawberries and the stamped, in Basic Black ink, "Sweet OF YOU" sentiment, and tied in a bow.
I tied up the little bag of strawberries with a length of Baker's Twine, laced with an ink distressed, White, cardstock, die cut tag, from the Timeless Tags die, which had been stamped, in Pretty ink Pink and Lucky Limeade inks, with the strawberry image and, in Basic Black ink, with the "You are just the sweetest!" sentiment.
Finally, I stamped the recipe card's frame and lines, from From the Kitchen Of, in Riding Hood Red ink, on a piece of ink distressed, White cardstock and gave it a few, stamped, in Pretty in Pink ink, labels, also from From the Kitchen Of, before filling in all the necessary information by hand.
I then topped it off with a stamped in Riding Hood Red ink, on ink distressed, White cardstock, and hand cut tab, from From the Kitchen Of, which was folded and filled in, on both sides, with the stamped, in the same inks as above, "SWEET" category, again from From the Kitchen Of, and strawberry image from Fresh Picked.
How about one more, for today, showing how that yummy label looks, front and center, on a card face?

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I started this card by framing a piece of gingham, patterned paper with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges; and trimming its horizontal center with a strip of leaf, patterned paper, a length of white lace, a strip of blueberry, patterned paper, and a length of Peapod twine, which was wrapped, three times, around the prepped piece, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl.

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I then trimmed the bottom edge of that row of horizontal embellishments described above with yellow, polka dot, patterned paper, pennant die cuts, using the Pile It On die and which were adhered, in their respective locations, with foam tape, before adhering the entire piece, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face.

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The label, from Fresh Picked, was then stamped, in Soft Suede ink, on an ink distressed, White, cardstock, label die cut, using the Label Layers 5 die.  It was then filled in with the stamped, in Wild Wasabi ink, scalloped circle, from Kisses & Cuddles, which highlights the stamped, in Night of Navy inks, on a White, cardstock die cut, using the Fresh Picked die, and glittered blueberries, as well as the stamped, in Basic Black ink, "Berry BEST WISHES" sentiment, before being adhered, with foam tape, just to the left of the twine bow.

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A stamped, in Barely Banana and Daffodil Delight inks, on White cardstock, and hand cut butterfly, from Flora & Fauna I, was adhered, just at its center, to the top left of the stamped label and embellished with a row of pearls to complete the look.

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I'm linking these cuties up for Tuesday Alchemy's Challenge #16: Fruitylicious.  That's all, for today, folks!  Don't forget to stop by the rest of the creative team's blogs to see what all they've cooked up, just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, please come on back, tomorrow, at the same time and place, to see a little from Fresh Preserves and its coordinating, Preserves Jar die.  Thanks, as always, for stopping by, and have a blessed day!  Oh!  And I'd just be tickled pink to read what y'all think.  Hugs! 

Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder
and our talented Guest Designer, Cherry Nelson (Please be sure to leave her lots of love ;)!)

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fresh Picked - strawberries, sentiments, & label, Fresh Preserves - smallest strawberry, & From the Kitchen Of - makings for recipe card (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Pink Pirouette & pink damask (SU); red plaid (Crate Paper) Ink: Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, White, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Fresh Picked, Label Layers 5, & Timeless Tags dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Dazzling Diamonds & Scallop punch (SU); white scalloped lace & pink sheer ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); memo pin (Tim Holtz); gemstone strip (Recollections); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fresh Picked - label, blueberries, & sentiment, Flora & Fauna I - butterfly, & Kisses & Cuddles - scalloped circle (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Soft Suede (SU); gingham & leaf & blueberry strips (Nikki Sivils); yellow polka dot (American Crafts) Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Barely Banana, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, & Night of Navy (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 5, Fresh Picked, & Pile It On dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); pearls (Zva Creative); Peapod twine (The Twinery); white lace (Hobby Lobby); Dazzling Diamonds (SU)


Lea L. said...

These are so pretty, Jinny!! They have that perfect homemade feel to the them, and I just love the vivid colors you've used!! Awesome job!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yummmmmmmmmm!! Strawberries and Blueberries!!!! These are gorgeous! I loveeeeeee how you used the Nikki papers!!!

cherry said...

OMIGOSH......I love love love how you stamped those mini berries all over. I really thought that was pattern paper! Your inks are soo crisp...what brand do you use? Just gorgeous!

Shannon91 said...

so funny !

Elise said...

Ohhhhhhh, my HEAVENS! You, you, you, YOU outDID yourself, GF! SUCH an incredible offering, complete with VISUAL aides and scrumptious pairings - MY gooooooodness! {Thank GOODNESS strawberries are in season - YUMMMMMMYYYY!} Way to kick of this release with HIGH style! Bravooooooooo, SUPER sweet girl!!!

Lynn said...

Wooooohoo! You are rocking this new set and I see you getting tons of use out of it! Love that you did a blueberry card too...shows the fabulous versatility of the set.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I have to say that I just love the fact that there are so many different berries in this release. I love your sparkly blueberries and also the recipe cards. So sweet!

Chrissy Larson said...

I just love these. Those blueberries just scream summer! Great cards!

Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely beautiful :)

Susan said...

Love, Love, Love these!! They are all absolutely incredible!!

Tammy said...

Wow--fabulous job with this new set!! Your friend is lucky to get such a "sweet" gift!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my GOODNESS Jinny~you should be the official spokes person for this darling strawberry set! Sweeter than sweet projects. My FAVORITE part of all this eye candy is your dressy bow adorned with the glittery strawberry!

Corrinne said...

You did it again, Jinny! Fantastic creations - Your strawberry works make me hungry for some fruit. If only I'd kept up my strawberry garden, I'd be able to enjoy them.

Fabulous, wonderful & truly inspiring - I'm always joyed to see you share with us at Tuesday Alchemy :)


Unknown said...

You totally knocked these out of the park! Absolutely fabulous!!

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

Ahhh! So happy to see you join us again at Tuesday Alchemy with your super fun projects! You're such great friends to eat other and all of your images of what you have put together leaves much to be desired for me. :D Have a great day!


BlackLissi said...

Oh dear! So, incredibly delicious project! Your friends are lucky to have you! I'm sure! Wonderful work!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE your cretions!! THANKS for sharing!! Love the fun little touch of glitter and the gift wrapping ideas!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Tigriswillreign said...

These are amazing projects, Jinny!

Loves Happy Hour said...

Great creations!! I really love the strawberries! Awesome work! Thanks for joining us at tuesday alchemy!


Colleen Dietrich said...

These berry creations are really, really fun, Jinny. I love the shimmer you gave them, and I can't believe you actually stamped those mini strawberries to create background paper! It looks terrific.

Amy Kolling said...

Hi Jinny! I made it! LOL
I am really really diggin the blueberries and that blue gingham. Wow....it really pops!

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning background paper you made with the strawberries..love your cards!

Savitri said...

How FUN!!! Wow, lots of goodness here! You really did awesome!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Everything is beautiful. You did an amazing job. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

With smiles


Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

This is fab! I really love your card! The stich and the berries are just so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
Katya x

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