Sunday, January 12, 2014

Premiere of The Big, the Bold, and the Happy + Giveaway

Note: This is 1 of 2 posts today.  Find Special Guest Star Stephanie Washburn's project HERE.

Sentiments are important...really important.  Sometimes you want one big word to speak for you and fill up space.  A lot of space.  And sometimes you want smaller words to work in concert with the focal word.  The smaller words can also work without the large word.  That's what we were thinking when we came up with The Big, The Bold, and the Happy stamp set.  Grand or small this is a versatile and fun sentiment set.  We hope you love this set as much as we do!

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Available for purchase on January 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes three (3) big words (love, hello and happy) and twenty nine (29) smaller words which can be used to build sentiments with the other other words or on their own

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Today you can see Special Guest Star Stephanie Washburn's awesomeness HERE.

Julie

One of the things I like most about this sentiment set is the ability to build your own perfect sentiment for whatever project you are working on. I am looking forward to using these sentiments in my Project Life and Scrapbooking pages for years to come.

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I decided to create a banner to feature my sentiment as the focal point.  I inked the banner with the Hero Arts Raspberry Jam and an ink blending tool, and then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white.  


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I really love the confetti cards I've been seeing around the web (and on yesterday's post) and I wanted to combine both the dot and circle confetti for the background of my card. I first stamped the circle/bubble confetti in Raspberry Jam and then the dots, embossing them in white also.  For a finishing touch, I added some white enamel dew drops from Freckled Fawn. *sigh* Love this color combo and how the bright white sentiment looks against the raspberry banner. So striking!



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This card started off with trying out my new Shine sprays from Heidi Swapp in mustard and gold – how great are these?  Love how they shimmer and shine! I also decided to play with some washi tape from Teresa Collins and a sticker strip from Fancy Pants Wonderful Day line on a white cardstock base.  I love this color palette of teals and yellows and the great mix of patterns.  I added this piece to yellow shimmer cardstock and then onto the teal card base.

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I wanted the Hello sentiment to layer in front of the washi tape, so instead of stamping the sentiment, I chose to cut it out in this great bright pink cardstock using our coordinating Cut That Out digital cutting files and stamped “friend” to complete the phrase.  For a little more sparkle, I added some aqua sequins.  What a fun card!

Shay

What's not to love about big pretty words and smaller typewriter type of words to accent the big words or use on their own?  That's The Big, the Bold, and the Happy.  I am so pleased with how you can build sentiments or use a single word to great effect.  I decided to make a trio of cards so that I could focus on each of the big bold words.

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For this card I chose the big love to build a card around.  I have been wanting to make a shaker card for ages and I saw this as a perfect opportunity.  I sewed acetate from packaging to a frame by Pink Paislee to make a pocket.  I filled up the acetate pocket with some shimmery pink star sequins.  I know hearts would have been the ideal shape for a love card, but these little stars were a lovely color and too darn cute!  I sewed up the top edge.  I tied some ribbon around the frame and attached the gold embossed love I fussy cut.  I cut a window into the front of the card.  I then stamped the happy valentine's in Versamark through the window for correct alignment and embossed in gold.  Lastly, I adhered the shaker frame over the window.
  
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This card focuses upon the large happy.  I wanted to show how this sentiment set can also work for masculine or gender neutral cards.  And it really does!  I white-embossed the happy and used a charcoal Hero Arts dauber over the panel for a chalkboard look.  Next I stamped birthday over and over and over (you get the idea).  I added the wood veneer flag and washi both from the Oh Deer Me November kit (super adorable monthly embellishment kit by the outstanding Freckled Fawn!).  I used patterned papers from Crate Paper's DIY Shop 6x6 paper pad to mount the birthday panel upon.  

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Bring on the 80's!  I went neon for this colorful card.  I wanted to show how the little words can be used like tiles (or to look a bit like dymo tape labels) and how you can use many of the words together for a customized sentiment.  I stamped the little words in Versamark, white embossed the words and smeared them with black soot Distress Ink.  I cut them into rectangles.  On the white card I stamped hello in black Versafine and then flicked on neon Mister Huey's Color Mists by Studio Calico in bodacious names like trapper keeper, my little pony, windbreaker, mixed tape and Punky Brewster.  I added the black word tiles around the hello and finished the card off with silver sequins because glitz is a must for this sort of card!

The Talent

HP---Big-Bold-Happy
CLICK HERE for more from Heather.

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CLICK HERE for more from Joni.

KGThe-Big-The-Bold-Masculin
CLICK HERE for more from Kelly.

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CLICK HERE for more from Suzanne.

VMhellofriend
CLICK HERE for more from Vanessa.

>>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Write Stuff: Love Story stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) January 15, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Grand Opening Red Carpet Event will be announced on January 15, 2014.

To enter our First Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.

45 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Amazing creations!!! I see an Winnie's and Walter's purchase in my future. :)

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  2. Fabulous cards!! I live the font of the big sentiments!!

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  3. Gorgeous...I love the fonts on the sentiments...the DT samples are beautiful!

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  4. What awesome creations!! And can I just say how HAPPY I am that you have a cutting file for your stamps?!! Genius!
    TFS and I can't wait to see the whole set!!

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  5. Absolutely fabulous! The font of the big sentiments is so cool and fresh!

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  6. I love large scale sentiments. This set is amazing. The font is perfect!

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  7. The cards are beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on the stamps and start creating! :)

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  8. Love the idea of big bold senitment words with plenty of little ones to customise the message ... and the font of these is gorgeous! Fantastic showcasing!

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  9. Another must-have set!! Love those big sentiments and that gorgeous font!!

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  10. Awesome stamp set!!! Loved seeing everyone's gorgeous cards!!!

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  11. Love the font and the size of the words. Cut files, too?? Perfect!

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  12. Wow! Love the font on this one. Looks like a must need set, then again they're all needed!

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  13. What a fantastic sentiment set. That font melts my heart. Great work ladies!

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  14. LOVE all the projects! Excited that you can build your own sentiment!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  15. All of these cards are absolutely fabulous!! I love the bright color combos!!

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  16. Oh wow, that large font makes me happy! Gorgeous!

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  17. LOVE, seriously, the big scripty hello! Great cards everyone!

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  18. Loving the font on these and wonderful coordinating sentiments!

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  19. These are beautiful! I love the font!

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  20. Oh, I love this stamp set -- so gorgeous!!

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  21. Loving these beautiful sentiments! They go along so well with so many projects!!!

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  22. I just love the bold sentiments!!!

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  23. Can't wait for this set to go on sale!! Love it!

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  24. Great inspiration, this stamp set looks like it is going to be fantastic!

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  25. Oh my word - LOVE those big sentiments - the font is awesome! BEAUTIFUL samples today as well! LOVE it all!

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  26. I adore sentiments and these are fantastic. Beautiful projects. A big welcome to the papercrafting world.

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  27. These stamps are fabulous. I just love the bold sentiments.

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  28. These sentiments are awesome. I love the ability to mix fonts and sizes.

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  29. Love the font for this set!!!! I'm such a fan of larger sentiments.....

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  30. These are terrific. Love the versatility!!! Choose me, choose me!! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  31. Very fun and colorful projects!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. Off to a great start - these designs are fab!

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  33. This stamp set looks just fantastic! All the projects made by the DT are just amazing! :))

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  34. Ooh! Love, love, love! The font is fantastic!

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  35. Love the large fonts and the words as they make beautiful cards but so simply done. What a group of creative ladies you are! Thank you for the opportunity to win some card making tools! I do not have a craft store any where close to me!

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  36. Oh, my! SO in love with this set! It's a must have. I love the size and the font.

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  37. LOVE the DT work, and WOW, WOW, bigger better!!!

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  38. Love this set! It can be used all year long! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. I love how fun all of the DT's cards are! So fabulous!

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  40. The font you selected for this set is gorgeous! And the talent really made it shine!

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  41. Love the bold font and great creations from everyone!! :)

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