Wplus9 Dec./Jan. Release: Day 1

Friday, November 30, 2012

Note: If you've come here looking for my Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #2 post, please scroll down.

Welcome to Wplus9 Design's December/January Release!  We're absolutely thrilled to be here, in preparation for February's Valentine's Day holiday, showing off five, all-new, stamp sets and six dies.  Today, we're pleased to show you a little of what Bitty Buddy Valentines and its coordinating Bitty Buddy Valentines die, as well as the XOXO Border and Rounded Rectangles dies can do.  With them, I've put together a few, simple Valentines that would be great for our kiddos' to take to school with a little treat.  These particular cuties will most likely be sent to my nieces and nephews.  They think I'm the queen of papercrafts :).
I started this group of tiny Valentines by stamping the striped frames, in Riding Hood Red ink, on Kraft cardstock; using the largest Rounded Rectangles die to create the shape you see (Dawn created the stamp itself to overlap the edges of the largest Rounded Rectangles die, so there's no need to fret about fitting that stamp just perfect.); punching their top centers with a simple, circular, hole punch; surrounding those holes with white, reinforcement, sticker labels; and lacing them with white, seam binding ribbon, tied in dressy bows and embellished with red, heart buttons, laced with Baker's Twine.
I then stamped each of their backs, in White ink, with the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment as well as the "To:" and "From:", before trimming each of them, just below horizontal center, with the glittered, die cut, from Pink Pirouette cardstock, "XOXO" strips.
Each one was then personalized with their individual, stamped, on White cardstock die cuts, critters and stamped, in White ink, coordinating sentiments.  The first in the row above boasts the darling turtle, which was stamped in Lucky Limeade ink, and its "You're turtle-ly awesome!" sentiment.
The second houses a stamped, in Jet Black ink, penguin, and "I think you're cool!" sentiment.
In moving on to the third, we find a stamped, in Barely Banana ink, lion, and its "You're grrr-eat!" sentiment.
The fourth displays a stamped, in Pool Party ink, whale, and its "I whale-y like you!" sentiment.
And finally, on the fifth and final Valentine perches a stamped, in Wisteria Wonder ink, owl, and its "Friends Owl-ways!" sentiment.
That's just the beginning, folks!  We've got so much more to share!  So, I hope you'll join us, at the same time and place, tomorrow, for a creative display of two more stamp sets and dies.  Until then, be sure to check out what the rest of the girls have been up to, as well as help us give a warm welcome to one, uber talented, new, Wplus9 Design Designer, Sarah Martina Parker.  Woohoo!  We're just thrilled to have you, girl!  Thanks so much, to you all, for stopping by; and have a fabulous start to your first, December 2012 weekend!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Sarah Martina Parker
Savitri Wilder

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Bitty Buddy Valentines (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Pink Pirouette (SU) Ink: Riding Hood Red, White, Barely Banana, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, & Lucky Limeade (SU); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: Bitty Buddy Valentines, Rounded Rectangles, & XOXO Border dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); heart buttons (Blumenthal Lansing); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); hole punch & white reinforcement labels (office supply store)


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are fun, can't wait to see the rest of the release.

Kim Ryden said...

Cute stamp set! I love all of your little valentines!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are sooooooooo cute!! I loveeeeeeeee those little critters!!

Indy's Designs said...

Super duper cute! Your nieces and nephews are going to love them!

Lynn said...

The valentines are oh so adorable!

{ Scrappiness } said...

Ohh, so cute little bags!! They are right, you ARE the queen of paper crafts!!
Kisses, have a sweet December!!

Maria said...

Just way too adorable and CUTE! Just love all the little Valentines! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Holly Saveur said...

Such cute tags..love them!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness could these be any sweeter! Super duper cute and fun Jinny!

Jnett said...

So adorable~love all the tags.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I LOVE Wplus9 Designs!!! Gotta go check out what is new, adorable tags.

Lea L. said...

Those are super cute Valentine tags, and I love the glittered XOXO borders!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are adorable Jinny! They will be a hit for sure! I'm already loving the new releases at WPlus9 this month!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING all of these!! Such a neat design!! THANKS for sahring and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Tracy said...

We always think it's crazy to see Christmas stuff in October so why not Valentines in December. LOL The stamps are so cute and the punny sentiments are lots of fun Jinny. :-)

Elise said...

I'm in delightful, KRAFTY love right now and I don't plan to end the honeymoon ANY time soon! You have me twitching to get back to the ink pads! I LOVE THESE! Wahooo!

Ros Crawford said...

These are just the most adorable tags ... It's never too soon to show a little love!