Wplus9 June/July Release: Day 2

Friday, June 1, 2012

So glad to have you all back visiting for Day 2 of Wplus9 Design's June/July Release!  Today we're boasting creations inspired by Fresh Preserves and its coordinating Preserves Jar die.
I started this card by trimming the top edge of a piece of aqua, plaid, patterned paper with a punched strip of bright pink, polka dot, patterned paper and its bottom edge with a woodgrain, floral, patterned paper, which I had stamped, in stamped-off, Basic Black ink, with the "friend" text from Defining Words.
I then framed the prepped piece with Oatmeal cardstock and machine stitched, with bright-pink-threaded, straight stitches, around three of the four sides and, with bright-pink-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the woodgrain and plaid, patterned papers, before stamping the top center of the plaid, patterned paper, in Basic Black ink, with the "Sending sweet wishes your way on this very special day!" sentiment from yesterday's Fresh Picked stamp set.  Y'all, I'm telling you, that set is packed to the brim with such sweet, little sentiments!  Matter of fact, I even pulled another into one of tomorrow's creations.
A length of Basic Grey, taffeta ribbon was then wrapped around the bottom center of the plaid, patterned paper; tied, in a bow, near the prepped piece's left edge; and embellished with a raspberry button, laced with a duet of hemp twine bows.  The space just to the right of it boasts the sweet, little, jelly jar and label, which I die cut, using the Preserves Jar die, from White cardstock.  The lid was also die cut, using the Preserves Jar die, from Basic Grey cardstock.  I then stamped the jar, in Rose Red ink, with the polka dot fill-in and adhered the lid to its top, before anchoring it, with foam tape, to the card face.  The label, which is the third and final piece of the Preserves Jar die, was stamped, in Basic Grey ink, with the label surround; in Rose Red and Wild Wasabi inks, with the raspberry image; and, in Basic Black ink, with the "Fresh PRESERVES" label.  It, too, was adhered, with foam tape, in its respective location, to complete the look, before adhering the entire prepped piece, with more foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face to complete the look.
I'm turning this one in to Little Red Wagon's Challenge #135: Wood You?  Now, how about one more, just to show off one of the sweet, little sentiments that comes with today's featured set?

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I started this card by stamping the cake image, from Pile It On, in White ink and in triplicate, across the bottom of a piece of Kraft cardstock and the lace image, from Mehndi Medallions, in White ink, across the top of it.  I then topped the cakes with the stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, fruit trio, silhouette image from Fresh Preserves.  LOVE the way they look like chocolate covered berries!  They were also decked out, between each layer, with strings of pearls.

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But before that, I stamped a strip of Oatmeal cardstock, in Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke inks, with the raspberry images; adhered it in its respective location...

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machine stitched, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around the entire piece and, with brown-threaded, zig-zag stitches, along the bottom edge of the stamped, raspberry strip; and distressed everything with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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A length of raspberry, velvet ribbon was then wrapped, around the prepped piece, just above the stamped, raspberry strip; tied, in a bow, near the left edge; trimmed below with an ink distressed piece of a paper doily; and embellished with a stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on an ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock, tag die cut, using the Timeless Tags die, "HAVE A Sweet BIRTHDAY" sentiment, which was pierced through the center of the bow with a mini safety pin and dressed up with a hemp twine bow.  The entire prepped piece was then adhered, with foam tape, to the Always Artichoke, cardstock, card face.

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We've got one more fabulous, stamp set and its coordinating die, as well as a brand new die to coordinate with a past stamp set, to share, with you all, tomorrow.  Then, we've got the Full Reveal and our famed Group Post to round out release week.  You don't want to miss a day, y'all!  Don't forget to stop by the rest of the team's blogs to see what all they've been up to, as well as to leave Dawn some love, on the Wplus9 Design Blog, for your chance to win some of this month's new release goodies.  Thanks so much for taking a look today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder
Cherry Nelson, Guest Designer

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fresh Preserves - jar and fillers, Fresh Picked - sentiment, & Defining Words - "friend" text (Wplus9) Paper: Oatmeal, White, & Kraft (Wplus9); Basic Grey (SU); bright pink polka dot (My Mind's Eye); aqua plaid (October Afternoon); floral woodgrain (Crate Paper) Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Rose Red, & Wild Wasabi (SU) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Fresh Preserves die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Basic Grey taffeta ribbon & raspberry button (SU); hemp twine (May Arts); Edger punch (EK Success); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fresh Preserves - fruit silhouette & sentiment, Fresh Picked - raspberry, Pile It On - cake, & Mehndi Medallions - lace (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft & Oatmeal (Wplus9); Always Artichoke (SU); doily (Wilton) Ink: Chocolate Chip, White, Always Artichoke, & Rich Razzleberry (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Timeless Tags die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); pearls (Paper Studio); hemp twine (May Arts); safety pin & velvet ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Jinny!! I love love love those little cakes with the strawberries on top!!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards!

Savitri said...

Awesome projects, girl!!! Just gorgeous on the colors and use of the stamps!

Lynn said...

Oh how I love those sweet little cakes...so, so adorable and the touch of pearls is fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your design on the strawberry card.

Dawn said...

Love both! But I too am drawn to all of the details on that sweet cake card! Super creative!

Kerrianne said...

Wow Jinny that first card is stunning - love the colors and how they POP! And gotta love those yummy cakes on the second! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations dearie!!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful cards, Jinny! I just love how you topped the sweet wedding cakes with berries!!

Trell Doxie said...

I just love how you design your cards. I don't know if you think about it consciously, but I love the placement of your elements, especially on the first card. The touches of red were spot on. Awesome job!!

Stephanie said...

Great Cards!!!

Elise said...

Golly GOSH, your work is SPECTACULAR! I'm lovin' EVERY inch of these glorious creations.... I love the showcasing of THIS set, with tidbits from others - this is JUST an outstanding way to show off the goods, sweet girl! Great JOB!

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous cards, Jinny. I love your work!

Lisa said...

Love your pretty little preserves jar and sweet cakes Jinny! Delightful cards ;)

~amy~ said...

Love the new sets...your cards are wonderful!

Regan said...

seriously stunning!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super sweet Jinny! I love that fancy little jar! A must have! Thanks for the inspiration!