Friday, June 1, 2012

June/July 2012 Release Day 1

It's Release Week! For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on June 5th at www.wplus9.com.

This month we will be introducing 3 new stamp sets and 5 new dies! And, the cherry on top? We have the insanely talented Cherry Nelson joining us as a Guest Designer. You are definitely in for a treat!

With Summer knocking at our doors here in the US, I hope that you will find this release to be a wonderful way to welcome it. Today we are starting with a HOT trend, berries. We have a super sweet set packed with not just strawberries, but raspberries/blackberries and blueberries too! We don't discriminate. And, we have 2 coordinating dies to accompany it. Ready? Let's get started with the introductions then!

Fresh Picked

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 22 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 1 frame image, 12 berry building images in two sizes, and 9 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $21
Fresh Picked Companion Dies

  • coordinates with the Fresh Picked stamp set
  • four separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $8
Label Layers 5 Die

  • coordinates with the Fresh Picked stamp set
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $9

For my first card I wanted to showcase the large raspberries in the set. I just LOVE these little gems. The base and stem are separate, and super easy to line up. I find that the best way is to stamp the berry first and then add the stem.

The Fresh Picked Companion Dies make layering the leaves and berries so easy! I used the frame from Fresh Picked along with the Label Layers 5 Die as a base for my little berry cluster. Label Layers 5 may just be my new favorite frame ever! It's gorgeous when paired with the matching stamp, as well as on it's own.

For my sentiments, I added the "Sweet of you" and "Thanks so berry much" sentiments, both included in Fresh Picked. A little extra embellishment using the Folk Art Florals Die adds the finishing touches.

For my next card, I wanted to go with a bit more vibrant and rich color scheme. I started with our Oatmeal cardstock and used both sizes of the berries and both the single and cluster of leaves to create a background pattern

This time I chose to create a blackberry. The raspberry and blackberry are similar enough in shape to use one image for both. Here, I inked it first in Not Quite Navy ink (Stampin' Up!), and then rolled the edges in black. I just love the depth this added.

My sentiment "Sweet birthday wishes", was stamped onto our 1.75" circle and matted with the doily circle, both from our Circle Stackers 1 Die. I added another die cut strawberry with leaves as an accent to complete this card.

Next, I wanted to show you how well the large sentiments in Fresh Picked fit into some of our other Label Layers dies.

I die cut and stamped a label using Label Layers 4 Die and Label Layers 4 stamp set, and added the "Berry Best Wishes" sentiment included in Fresh Picked. Add some October Afternoon patterned paper, stitching, and more die cut strawberry embellishments to a card base in White, and I call this one done.

My final card today, showcases the sentiment with the set's namesake. "Fresh picked birthday wishes just for you!" I love this sentiment. It's punny, but not overly punny. Just my kind of punny. (pun intended)

I used a similar color scheme as my earlier card, except I swapped the blackberries out for raspberries, and incorporated the blue by way of blueberries. I love how versatile this set is. You don't get stuck in one genre. The illustrations are classic enough that the set can be used in clean and simple styles as well as taken super shabby-chic.

That sums it up for me today. But don't forget to stop by the Design Team's blogs. They all have a little something to share with you, and I've had the pleasure of sneaking a peek at some of them. Let me just say, WOW!

So, do you have room in your stash for these sweet little berries? Would you like to win Fresh Picked, the Fresh Picked Companion Die, and the Label Layers 5 Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST June 2nd to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

72 comments:

  1. It looks like a delicious release!

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  2. Gorgeous samples, Dawn! LOVING the blue and red together!!

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  3. I love love this sneak peek! The raspberries and blackberries are so sweet!

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  4. OHHHHH wowoowowowoow..love the vibrant colors. So graphic! cherry

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  5. YEAH!! I an SO EXCITED about this release!! I can't wait to see the other sets!! THANKS so much for sharing your cards are TOO CUTE!! I think my favorite is the second card and the way you inked up the Blackberries!! They look so REAL!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  6. DEAR girl... GASP! Y-O-U have OUTDONE yourself - yet, again! {I sound like a flippin' broken record - I say that EVERY release, I swear!} But it's ABSOLUTELY the truth! Gosh, GIRL! I cannot stop drooling - these samples ARE amazing! SUCH expert use of your stamps - color! EVERYTHING! Thanks for the WONDERFUL ju-ju! I'm BEYOND excited about this release! AND, let's not forget the FANTASTIC cardstock! I am in LOVE!!!! Best KRAFT, evaaaaa! xoxoxo

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  7. BEAUTIFUL samples, Dawn! I love how you can stamp raspberry and blueberry using the same stamp. It is kind of spooky that I was eating my raspberries as my snack when I open your blog to see this release post :) Love it love it. Cannot wait for the release.

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  8. wow I'm just captivated with your creations. Love the colors you used and the layouts of your cards. Awesome Release Day 1!

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  9. Oh these look so yummy! They would be great for labelling jars of preserves. The frame has a beautiful shape too - so versatile. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the release for sure...

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  10. Your cards are absolutely WONDERFUL!!! LOVE them all - so pretty and sweet! Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  11. OOoh awesome stuff!! Loving the frame and the strawberry looks so sweet!

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  12. Those strawberry images are divine! Love how crisp they look! Wow!!

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  13. The frame from Fresh Picked is amazing & love how you created your own background pattern!! I'm looking forward to seeing more :)

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  14. These are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see the full reveals! I'm so excited that it's not just strawberries, but there are different berries there. My favorite fruit season is summer owing to all the berries. Great job!

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  15. Wow this set is so sweet ! Love all kinds of berries !

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  16. wow gorgeous cards and what a sweet set love it!!!!

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  17. Looks like this is going to be my favorite berry set out of all them out there! Can't wait to order this!!

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  18. Dawn -

    I love the cards, they are just so fresh and sweet looking! Everything looks so yummy, can't wait to see everything!

    Elaine Allen

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  19. Love the cards you've made with this set.......great color combos!

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  20. Love the berry set and frame! I can see myself using these stamps a lot this summer and beyond!

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  21. Love, love, love!! :)
    All of the samples are so yummy but I die over the second card!
    My oldest little guy just plucked his first blackberry of the season yesterday so what a great time for this set to be released!
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  22. I absolutely love raspberries and don't have any raspberry stamps, love that you can turn them into blackberries too. What a great idea it was to dip the edges in black. All your cards today are so summery and have me wishing for a great big bowl of fruit salad! Looking forward to the rest of the peeks!

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  23. These berries are the sweetest. I can't wait to see to the full reveal!

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  24. I love the versatility of this set. Images for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blue berries make this a berrylicious set!

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  25. absolutely yummy sweet cards!! this new set looks just fabulous!

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  26. This looks like such an amazing set! I love all of the cards that you made as well!

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  27. I just love that you included blueberries, my absolute favorite, in your berry set! They're adorable.

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  28. Love the berries and the colors you used! So summery! Excited about this new release!

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  29. I MUST have this set! I will have it. Love that it has a variety of berries included. Can't wait to see what else is coming!

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  30. wow Dawn! this looks like is going to be a beautiful set! Your cards are beyond STUNNING! I can' wait to see the full reveal!

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  31. Love the reveal already! I'm so excited for the berries! Honestly I was a little disappointed when I just found out you do bimonthly releases on May 1 =P

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  32. I recently found your company and I am excited to see the new sets! All the DT members have done an amazing job showcasing this new set and looking forward to the next few days as well.

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  33. Stunningly sweet creations by everyone!! Yum!!

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  34. gorgeous new release. love the berry image and matching die.

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  35. Wow!!!! I'm glad I stumbled upon this site!!! I looooooove this set and can't wait to see the rest! Amazing work by the DT!!

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  36. So, so, so much to LOVE, Dawn, especially all the polka dots and buttons and ribbon and twine and lace and... Well, I just love it all! Hugs!

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  37. What sweet, scrumptious cards! Love your creative inking...so pretty!

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  38. Oh, wauw, these look berry, berry cool! Love the cards you created, especially the second one and perfect new stamps!! Great!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  39. Love, love , love the assortment of berries! Crazy cute and a perfect summer stamp set!

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  40. So so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Gorgeous cards love the new stamps..make me feel like wanting to eat all those great berries..LOVe fruit!

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  42. Your cards are SO gorgeous and I love that you have created a variety of berries! Fabulous sentiments too--this will be an awesome summer set!

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  43. Beautiful cards as usual Dawn! I love the rock and roll technique you used on the blackberries.

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  44. This is a fantastic set and I love that you included so many berry varieties! This will definitely be my FIRST wPlus 9 set... can't wait to see what else I want to load into my cart. :)

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  45. Ack! I love berries! I cannot wait to get this set in my hands!

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  46. oh my goodness, these are just so berry cute!!!! Love them all.

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  47. The berries are beautiful. I love that the shape can be used for other berries.

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  48. The berries are beautiful. I love that the shape can be used for other berries.

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  49. These are gorgeous! Such beautiful berries!

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  50. Love the berries! so perfect for summer :)

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  51. I love the berries! You and the DT have done an amazing job showcasing them. Donna

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  52. Yummy berries! Love the new products! Those projects are amazing, so beautiful!

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  53. Gorgeous cards and such fun color combos!! I love that you included other berries in this set!

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  54. Dawn these cards are amazing! I totally have to put in an order! WOW!

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  55. These berries are just to cute!! Dawn your cards are scrumptious!!

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  56. Dawn, your cards are beautiful and I am super excited about the blackberries and blueberries - so many choices! You always know how to kick it up a notch with the details in your sets. And the new frame rocks...

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  57. OM Gosh!!! I just stumbled on your blog for the first time and I am totally in love with these berries! They are just the sweetest that I have seen. I had a terrible night at work, and seeing your cards put a smile on my face!

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  58. Dawn, I can't even begin to start on all the gorgeousness of your cards! I love love the berries in blue! Oh, I'm so glad that I was given my Christmas present "early" from my work! hehe

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  59. Beautiful set and cards that you and your design team have made!! Love those sweet berries and the sentiments go so perfectly with them :-)

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  60. Love all the die options you have!

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  61. These are absolutely adorable! I love your cards! These stamps are a must have!

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  62. Wow! love all these berry images and sentiments...so sweet.

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  63. You're making me hungry!! Great new dies too. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  64. I've been waiting for the perfect berry set and I found it. Can't wait to order! Heather j.

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  65. Oh my gosh - these berry images are so PERFECT! I love them all and the variety you have in this set - thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  66. This is my first visit to your blog and I am already in love! These 2 sets of stamps and dies are a must have! Love the way you used all the images, dies, and sentiments in your cards - yummy!

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  67. The berry set is to die for! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. What a perfect stamp set for summer! I love that you have included a bunch of different berries, really what fun. Can't wait to see more!

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  69. Great cards. I love those raspberries. Yum!
    Ang

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  70. It's such a different idea to have a raspberry stamp. Love it, especially when it's shown with the blueberries. Very nice cards.

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