Thursday, May 22, 2014

Premiere of Parentville Extras + The Big, the Bold and Extras + giveaway

To enter our Third Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win Scenery: Rectangled & Triangled CLICK HERE
To enter to win Parentville Extras + The Big, the Bold and Extras continue reading!
To enter to win Bubble Talk +  The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect CLICK HERE (live May 23, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
To enter to win Scenery: Big Bang Bling + The Big, the Bold and Fun CLICK HERE (live May 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
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Parentville Extras
Why not go big for the Mothers and Fathers in your life?  With Parentville Extras you can do just that with a large Mum, Mama, Mother, Pop, Papa and Father and complementing sentiments for anytime you need to show your appreciation to a mother or father.  You can also celebrate soon-to-be or new parents.  And with some of the sentiments send congratulations, miss you and love you cards to parents near or far or tell your spouse, child, or friend you think they are a wonderful parent.

We finished off this set with some ever-useful hearts and stars which are perfect for parents or anyone!  Did we mention it also works perfectly with the already released Parentville?  Yep, that is what we call pretty fantastic.

The Big, the Bold and Extras
We adore our Talent because they are gifted, generous, kind and intelligent.  They are also a font of good ideas and information.  Joni gave us some really good suggestions on what she wanted to see from us and we listened!  We've got a set that is about giving your The Big, the Bold sets more.  More versatility, more beauty, more pizzazz, more options.  We've added some words that we wished we had included earlier and some great words for momentous occasions.  The two flowers, leaves and banner in the set are in outline and solid forms for two-step stamping or to be used separately.  Then there are two options for adding flower centers.  This is a crazy useful set!

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Parentville Extras
Available for purchase on May 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes Eighteen (18) sentiments including a large father, pop, papa, mother, mum and mama and six (6) images

The Big, the Bold and Extras
Available for purchase on May 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes Twenty (20) sentiments including an ampersand and twelve (12) images

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest stars, Shirley Bampton aka Shirley-bee (our winner of the Playdate No. 1 challenge) and Chaitali Narla of Cuts, Crops and Creativity, and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Shirley's, Chaitali's and 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!

Julie


If you are new to winnie & walter, you may not be aware that we have digital cut files that are called “Cut That Out!”. OK – I laugh every time I read it.  Hee Hee!  Today, I have two cards using some of our cut files and I want to show you how they can easily be resized for a project.

Parentville Extras:

My first project is a graduation card, but would look great transformed into a card for dad, or even a patriotic card for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or for your favorite solider or veteran.

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Using the 3-star journal card from the Parentville Extras digital cutting files, I changed the size of the cut file image (a PNG I moved over to my Silhouette software) to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.  The measurements here are 3.85 x 5.05 inches. By the way, these yummy papers are from my hoarded stash of Papertrey Ink papers (Silver and Night Sky).  I also used the Britannic Bold font to cut out the word GRAD while cutting all of my other images.  First I glued the frame using Tombow Mono Multi glue and once it was in place, I planned the spacing for GRAD.

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Before I glued the letters in place, I stamped and embossed the solid 5 star strip in silver to coordinate with the shimmery silver and navy papers. Finally,  I added the red hand cut banner strip that was stamped and embossed with the Congratulations sentiment that was also from the Parentville Extras stamp set.  Not much stamping here, but I love how the two stamps and journal card cut out came together for this card any graduate would love.

The Big, the Bold and Extras:

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For my next card, I used Distress inks (Pickled Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade) to create the watercolor background for my die cut rose from The Big, the Bold and Extras digital cutting files.  I also added some shimmer with some Pearl Glimmer Mist.  *sigh*

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For the rose, I enlarged it (2.85 x 3.6 inches) to fit my landscape card and cut it “as is”.  What I mean is that I didn’t use the offset to make the lines thicker and it cut just fine.  Just be careful when lifting it off the cutting mat.  It would still look great if you decided to give it slightly thicker lines as well.  I love how delicate it looks!  I added the banner and sentiments from The Big, the Bold and Extras set embossed in white on vellum and then cut it out by hand.  For the final touch, I added a few pearls. 

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Before I cleaned off my craft sheet of the leftover distress colors,  I used a strip of Bristol paper to collect the remaining ink, blending it similar to a Tim Holtz technique and added more Pearl Glimmer Mist and now, I just HAD to use it for another card! BONUS!!  I punched 3 circles using a 1 3/8 inch circle punch, and stamped and embossed one of the flowers and added the dotted center in white, choosing to offset the stamping for a varied look.

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The circles are popped up with foam tape and a simple “Mr. & Mrs.” stamped and embossed in gold. The ivory pearl card base is another gem from my stash and I thought it was the perfect base for this card.  This one really made me happy!

Is everyone else loving the watercolor rage right now?  I know I am loving it.  I have really enjoyed the techniques from the Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Cardmakers, and the teachers over there are just so great – including our very own Joni Nina Andaya!

One more thing… if you like what you have seen with the cut files so far, you are in luck.  When you buy any of our new May Release stamp sets, you will get the coordinating cut files automatically added to your cart for FREE!  These files are in .svg and .png format.  The bonus here is that the .png files can be used in digital / printable projects too.  

Shay

I love what Julie made and designed!  The cut files are so fabulous and will make your crafting even more fun.

Parentville Extras

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One of the words we added was "mama" which is something my sister sometimes calls my mom.  I decided to use mama with the frame from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom.  I stamped the "mama" and frame in Versamark and embossed them in white.  Then I pulled out Distress Inks in squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick and shaded lilac and water brush (my constant companions lately) and went to town.  I honestly didn't think too much about it.  I then dry embossed the center of the frame by carefully tracing the shape from behind with the end of a paint brush of course this is all invisible by looking at the picture, but in real life it has some dimension.  I cut the frame out.  I stamped the outline banner from The Big, the Bold and Extras along with "we love you" from Parentville Extras in Versamark and embossed them in white.  I colored it in with Distress Inks and the water brush.   For the background I stamped the swirly heart (Julie made it with initials!) in passion flower Hero Arts Shadow Ink alternating the direction of the heart until I filled the entire card front.  Then I sewed on a layer of vellum over it to soften the look.  I attached the frame to the card using dimensional foam adhesive.  

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I happily picked up Scenery: Rectangled & Triangled again to make a background/border for a masculine card. This design has been living in my head for a while now.  I stamped the rectangle border in black several times and then using 4 different designs with a set color stamped each border (colors used were navy, butter bar, cornflower and green hills Hero Arts Shadow Ink).  I cut them all out and then placed them on a card front at an angle on the top and bottom and cut off the excess overhang.  In the center I stamped "papa" from Parentville Extras in Versamark and embossed with Zing! in denim.  I stamped the single star in navy and colored in every other section with Zig Wink of Stella in gold.  I also stamped the silhouette from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad in navy, cut it out and added that to the panel with dimensional foam adhesive.  I added the panel to a patterned paper by October Afternoon from their 9 to 5 collection (dictation) and wood embossed cardstock base with a tiny clothespin both bought from Studio Calico.

The Big, the Bold and Extras

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This first card was inspired by a dress that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton) wore that I saw in an issue of People recently.  It really struck me as being a gorgeous color and design.  And I thought using the new flowers from The Big, the Bold and Extras would be an ideal way to interpret that design.

I stamped the outline of the open center flower in deja blue (color theory by Studio Calico) and then used something blue (color theory by Studio Calico) to ink up the solid of the flower.  I spritzed it with water before stamping it.  Then I added the mini dots center to each flower in deja blue.  Because I was messy and needed to cover up that up I flicked ink on the card.  I added some sequin stamping using a stamp from the upcoming Scenery: Big Bang Bling.  Then I added some real sequins bought from Studio Calico some time ago.  I like to think the sequins both stamped and real are applied like Joni would do it. I am probably deluding myself!   Finally I added a sentiment by white embossing "celebrate" found on The Big, the Bold and Extras onto a rectangle of navy cardstock popped up on dimensional foam adhesive.

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My last card for today uses the rose outline stamp and Distress Inks with my handy water brush.  I inked up the stamp, spritzed it with water before stamping on a piece of watercolor paper and then used the water brush to lightly color in the inside of the roses. I chose a strong color scheme of picked raspberry, ripe persimmon and black soot and then added mowed lawn double leaves. I added drops of gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.  For the sentiment I stamped and embossed the outline banner and "day" from The Big, the Bold and Extras and "happy" from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy.  And I added a healthy sprinkling of gold and black sequins.  I backed it all onto a piece of patterned paper from Glitz's 6x6 Finnley paper pad (still love it!) and a white card base.

Okay, now that you have endured my rambling you *must* see what Shirley, Chaitali and each of the Talent has made.  One of my favorite parts of this gig is seeing what they and you make with w&w products.  It is

We are so pleased to feature our guest star, Shirley Bampton's amazing projects.  Don't miss out on all she has on her blog because she will delight you!

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CLICK HERE to see more from Shirley.

It is our honor to present our guest star, Chaitali Narla's fantastic projects.  We are so lucky to have the lady behind Iron Craft and Cuts, Crops and Creativity.


ChaitaliParentvilleExtras
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CLICK HERE to see more from Chaitali.

The Talent


HP - Big Bold Extras & Parentville
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

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JoniTheBIGtheBOLD&theEXTRAS
CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

KellyParentville Extras - Father's Day Card with Pop_web
KellyThe Big The Bold and Extras - celebrate burlap_web
CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

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SuzanneD2a
CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

>>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win Parentville Extras + The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp sets of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) May 25, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Third Release will be announced on May 25, 2014.

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

74 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Can't wait to see the entire set of Extras for the Big and the Bold series of stamps! LOVE!!!

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  2. WOW these are amazing.. the DT really has done a great job.. totally LOVe

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  3. OMG!!!! So many wonderful projects created with these stamps!!

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  4. WOW... I love all the flowers and stars. They are definitely BIG and BOLD!!!

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  5. Wow--I can't believe all the wonderful creations with these new sets!!

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  6. Such elegant sets! The stamps make very classy cards! Just beautiful!

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  7. Very, very nice! Gorgeous and creative sets too - lots of possibilities!

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  8. These are def. must haves!!! Love the cards!!!

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  9. These are gorgeous !! great inspiration by the DT

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  10. Such a fabulous new release; the DT creations are stunning showcases. I'm feeling a "must have" coming on....
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  11. Gorgeous DT and GDT creations!! So loving this release too!!

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  12. Wow wow wow, you continue to blow me away with your cards, and the DT samples are excellent! I particularly LOVE the flowers and the different techniques shown!

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  13. I am so excited and can hardly wait to see these new sets all available to buy on Sunday! Everyone card has been so inspiring and I know I already LOVE the Big and BOLD Sentiment sets! WOOHOO! Only a few more days until my shopping begins! :)

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  14. These sets look awesome! Fabulous creations to show them off! <3

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  15. Great looking sets you
    have released. Would
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    Carla from Utah

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  16. Wow!! Love the new stamp sets!!

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  17. Such awesome projects!!! Love. Love love!

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  18. I really love the flowers on The Big, the Bold, and Extra set!

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  19. The GD and DT projects are fabulous ... can't wait to see these sets in full! Anita :)

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  20. I love how you showcase so many cards for inspiration. Keep up the awesome work!

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  21. What a fabulous mix of card designs, they definitely show the versatility of all the stamps.

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  22. LOVE the "extras" and all the versatility! SO FUN!

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  23. Love the new sets! The possibilities are endless!!!

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  24. love these cards , thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Amazing DT samples and gorgeous stamps! I especially love the added words "Mama" and "Papa" because that's what we call them in German ;o)

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  26. Amazing projects! Thx for sharing :-)

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  27. Oh looks like more stampy goodness to add to my collection. Awesome card creations ladies! So much inspiration and talent!:)

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  28. So much inspiration here and so many fabulous sets!

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  29. Oh my - I love these samples and I can't wait to get these Extras sets! I love using your cut files and am looking forward to that flower one!

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  30. So much fabulous inspiration! Looks like so many great sets! TFS!!

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  31. The flowers look like they could be so much fun to play with xx

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  32. Wonderful projects. I just love the flowers. TFS

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  33. Stunning card and great new stamps!

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  34. Big, bold and extras - love some of what I'm seeing. An ampersand too - of course!

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  35. Wow! These cards are fabulous! Can't wait for these stamps.

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  36. Gorgeous cards! I love the range of styles you can use the stamps for.

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  37. Totally AMAZING. Souch inspiration

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  38. Great cards from the DT! I'm really looking forward to the 25th!!

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  39. I'm very intrigued with this set - can't wait for release. Gorgeous cards DT!

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  40. Fantastic cards and can't wait to see the sets!!

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  41. Love the flowers in the Big, Bold and Extras set!

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  42. Very pretty projects...love the inspiration.

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  43. Fantastic projects! Great inspiration!

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  44. Every time I scroll down to see what's next.. I only can say, "WOW!"... "WOW!"... "WOW!" They are fabulous cards!

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  45. Wow love all the projects, but especially the wedding stamps and cards!

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  46. Awesome cards ladies! Love this release so far, can't wait to see everything!

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  47. Super cool stamps! Love the cards - such different looks and great ideas :)

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  48. WOW - fantastic inspiration here. Thanks xxx

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  49. Can't wait to see more of the extras!!

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  50. WhaT a gorgeous set! Such wonderful projects from everyone!

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  51. Gorgeous cards!!! Can't wait to see the full reveal...

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  52. what great cards, full of inspiration, just loving the look of these new stamps :)

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  53. love the inspiration these cards are giving me, thanks for sharing you talent ladies

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  54. This looks to be a great stamp set! Love the cards!

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  55. Great sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Super neat stamps. TFTCTW!

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  57. So much star and floral goodness! Can't wait for the release!

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  58. I can't wait for this release... So many inspirations!

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  59. I love all these great cards...so much variety!

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  60. I love the winnie & walter the big, the bold ... series! Really looking forward to the big, the bold and extras release.

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  61. Great cards! Looking forward to seeing the Extras! ;-)

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  62. Such fun sets!! Great previews!

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  63. This is a great set of stamps and some awesome cards made with them

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  64. Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful giveaway!!!

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  65. Oh so excited about these stamp sets!!

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  66. Beautiful set of designer cards! I am loving thesensvg cut files...that Rose is to DIE for!

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  67. Fantastic cards from both stamp sets! I adore your sentiment fonts!

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  68. Just got back from Morocco in time for the release!
    Fun stuff and lots of inspiration to look at.
    Glad I stopped here first when I got back to the internet!

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  69. WOW! This stamp set looks so awesome! I really loved all the cards by the designer's specially Julie's and Kelly's cards. They look just spectacular.
    I would love a chance to win this! :)

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  70. I'm loving the big and bold series - and loving the idea behind it! So much flexibility!

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