Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Release | Premiere of Happy Christmas + The Big, the Bold and the Merry + Cutaways

To enter our October Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win Eat Drink Gingerbread Man + Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone + Creative Screenings CLICK HERE
To enter to win Mini Scenery: Into the Woods + Scenery: Big Bang Flurries + Winter Woodland CLICK HERE
To enter to win Happy Christmas + The Big, the Bold and the Merry + Cutaways continue reading!
To enter to win Stampets: Penguin + Stampets: The Gift + Stampets: Turkey CLICK HERE (live October 31, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
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We believe this may be some people's favorite day. We are not only introducing Happy Christmas which is sure to be a go-to for the holidays (and works seamlessly with other stamps from this release and also from our August Release in particular) plus our latest in The Big, the Bold series: The Big, the Bold and the Merry, but cutaways (aka dies) as well. :-)

We are beginning the cutaways in a limited way with The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways, The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways, The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways and The Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaways.  The word dies are almost exactly the same size as their counterpoint big word stamps so they work in conjunction with the little words and the big words, rather than sticker/outline sized.

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Happy Christmas
Available for purchase the evening of October 31, 2014.
6x8 stamp set
Retails for $22.00
Includes thirty-eight (38) stamps--eighteen (18) sentiments + twenty (20) images

The Big, the Bold and the Merry
Available for purchase the evening of October 31, 2014
6x8 stamp set
Retails for $22.00
Includes fifty-five (55) stamps--five (5) big words and ampersand + forty-nine (49) small words

Cutaways
Wafer Thin Steel Dies
Available for purchase the evening of October 31, 2014
Four (4) designs: The Big, the Bold and the Merry CutawaysThe Big, the Bold and the Happy CutawaysThe Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways and The Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaways

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest stars, Cresta Woodruff (our fabulous winner of the Playdate No. 3 challenge), Jennifer Ingle (our October Leading Lady), Kate Capper + Shirley Bampton and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Cresta's, Jennifer's, Kate's and Shirley's 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

We have a inspiration filled day for you all, and I can't wait for you to see all of the goodness these fabulously talented ladies have been creating.  I even heard from one of our winnie & walter family members, Christiana, and she said that her socks were actually "knocked off"!  hee hee!!!  Well, I just have to say, Christiana, hang on.... it keeps getting BETTER!

I'm in a shimmery, glittery and sparkly mood lately, so prepare yourselves to be sparkled!  LOL

Card No. 1

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Joy to the World!  Yes, indeed!  I really wanted to use the baby Jesus stamp today and wanted to keep the card layout very simple.  I stamped the Jesus, halo and joy to the world sentiment from Happy Christmas, and embossed with one of my absolute favorite embossing powders -  Egyptian Gold from JudiKins.  I love that the halo stamp is separate in this set because you could opt to stamp the baby in one color and add the halo in another, plus adjust the spacing to suit your needs.

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Davis (my husband) and I thought the white panel just wasn't enough on this kraft card base alone (it was larger before) so I trimmed it to the current size, and then added another panel behind to create a frame. I simply added versamark ink direct to paper and embossed with the same embossing powder, and cut the new mat to frame the image.  The white panel is popped up to set it off.  In this picture, you can also see that the white panel has a delicate shimmer too!.  That is my Pearl glimmer mist that I sprayed on, but used a brush to get an even coverage, rather than a "sprayed" look.  Soft and subtle.  I love the combination of kraft, white and gold and I think it fits this card perfectly!

Card No. 2

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I love the soft pale look of evergreen bough distress ink and thought it would make a pretty backdrop for this winter card.  First, I did some watercolor with the evergreen bough on a panel of bristol paper and dried with a heat tool because, well,  I don't like to wait. LOL  I stamped the snowflake from The Big, the Bold and Seasons set, plus the word "christmas" from The Big, the Bold and the Merry set and embossed in silver.  For the snowflake, I cut one of the snowflake designs from the Digital Elements Scenery: Big Bang Flurries, and then I sprayed a generous amount of Mister Huey's Shine on it, pat it dry and then blasted it with the heat tool.  Good thing it didn't melt!  *wink*

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I used the same treatment on "blessings", cut using one of our NEW dies - The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways!  I glued it down with my two way glue pen to get into all of those fine detailed areas.  The snowflake is popped up with one foam tape in the center to float above the silver snowflakes.  I couldn't resist adding a few 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  *sigh*  See!  What did I tell you?  Shimmery, glittery and sparkly!

Get ready - Shay, our "Talented" design team and our lovely special guests continue to sparkle too!

Shay

Card No. 1

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Let me tell you something pretty sweet about Happy Christmas: it has some images that coordinate with This Awesome House and A Tree for All Seasons (and even Moonlight).  I took advantage of the Santa, sleigh and reindeer from Happy Christmas all sized for This Awesome House and got creating!

On a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the house from This Awesome House in Versamark and embossed in white.  Using a paint brush and watered down tumbled glass and weathered wood Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger I got to painting in the house.  With layers of watered down tumbled glass, weathered wood, broken china and chipped sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger I painted in the sky. With a mix of calico shine Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico along with tumbled glass and weathered wood I painted in some subtle snowdrifts under the house.

Next, I did something I have been wanting to do and die cut "joy" twice from silver cardstock with The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways.  Oh, I can't explain the exhilaration to die cut with our own dies!  And just so you know I tested them with felt and it works well!  I stacked the die cuts together for more dimension.  On vellum in Versamark I stamped "comfort" and "&" from the little words found in The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set (there are tons of little words that will allow lots of customization of holiday sentiments) and embossed it in white before I cut them into little rectangles.  Last I sprayed some calico shine Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico through the Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings to add some shimmer and interest to the background.

For a better look at the shimmer:

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Card No. 2

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I wanted to use the large poinsettia in the Happy Christmas set.  That was the whole impetus of this card.  From there big shocker...more watercoloring.  Using watered down festive berries Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger I painted in the poinsettia and used calico shine Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico with weathered wood for the leaves.  I fussy cut them out and added some more shimmer to the flowers with clear Wink of Stella.

For the background I pulled out a new best friend of mine: Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative Screenings and some calico shine (yes, I love this stuff!) and Glimmer Mists in patina and silver. I only sprayed a little of the patina and added some drops as well.  I made sure to keep the creative screenings in place as I ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it.  Some tips: place a paper towel over your wet stencil and paper to soak up any excess color and embossing works really well when the paper is still damp.


On white cardstock I stamped the wreath from Happy Christmas and embossed it with silver (I feel like an alchemist whenever I emboss with silver...I never tire of the transformation).  I fussy cut around the outside edge of the wreath.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Christmas and embossed that in silver too.  I had to (it's a compulsion) use more dies so I cut out "winter" from The Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaways from white cardstock and I only attached the bottom of the die to the wreath for dimension.  I adhered the poinsettias to the wreath and attached all that to the embossed panel which I adhered to a white cardbase. Final touch are 4mm marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (love, love).

Voila!  Some watercoloring + creative screenings embossing + die cutting going on with this card.

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Now, you will not want to miss the truly breathtaking projects by our guest stars and The Talent!

Guest Star, Cresta Woodruff
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CLICK HERE to see more from Cresta.

Leading Lady, Jennifer Ingle
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CLICK HERE to see more from Jennifer.

Guest Star, Kate Capper
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CLICK HERE to see more from Kate.

Guest Star, Shirley Bampton
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CLICK HERE to see more from Shirley.

The Talent
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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laura

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CLICK HERE to see more from Lea

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CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa

>>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win Happy Christmas stamp set + The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set + a set of Cutaways of your own by 11:59 p.m. (central standard time) October 31, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our October Release will be announced on November 1, 2014.

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

Check back tomorrow for our last premiere!

115 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards from the design team. I really like these stamps and dies - looking forward to release date :)

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  2. WOW! i so cant wait to see that happy christmas stamp set ...such gorgeous makes from everyone .
    Kate xx

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  3. My eyes are SO EXCITED to see the CRAFTY DELIGHTS today!!!
    My mind is SO EXCITED looking at the CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
    My heart is SO EXCITED, it is filled with CRAFTY TEMPTATION!!!
    ... time to get hopping along to learn all about each project and the FABULOUS new releases that helped create them :)

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  4. I am LOVING these holiday cards!!! I am most looking forward to The Big The Bold and The Merry!!! LOVE that font!!! SUPER excited to see that you are offering cutaways for The Big & The Bold Series!!!

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  5. Wowza!! I can't wait to see the cutaways full release! (well ...everything but the cutaways have intrigued the big bold lover in me ! LOL) I think I have spotted seven so far.
    CAN:T WAIT!! for the full release!

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  6. Omg! Sooooo excited about this release - today's peeks were AWESOME! LOVE that there are dies now!

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  7. Big & Bold DIES???? So excited about these! I love the new Big & Bold stamp set and will definitely be adding it to my collection. :)

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  8. All card samplea are wonderful. I really love these stamp sets and dies! Can't wait for release day!

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  9. Another awesome row of amazing cards wow lovely. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  10. Stunning projects today! Santa on the rooftop is so cute!

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  11. Love the cards today! I must have The Big, The Bold, The Merry!

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Big, The Bold and the Merry. . .

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  13. WOW.... loving each and every project - especially the new dies!!

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  14. This release just keeps getting better and better! Everything is wonderful!

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  15. Each and every project is absolute eye candy! Especially love the poinsettias and the wreath. And the new dies are great news!

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  16. So glad for another big and bold...for the holidays! Great projects as always from the team.

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  17. Gorgeous projects! I am SO excited about this release!

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  18. I am just LOVING these new cutaways! I need them. ;)

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  19. These are just so amazing-LOVING this entire release!!!

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  20. Wow these cards are totally gorgeous!! I love the new dies as well as the new images! Another fabulous release!

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  21. Gorgeous cards...love these new word dies too!

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  22. I would be thrilled to hear that I won this day's gift. I loved the manger as a black silhouette.
    The red poinsettias are so beautiful.
    this is a great release.
    thanks for having the hop. And thanks to everyone who designed such beautiful cards.

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  23. You have an awesome design team, these creations are just fabulous!

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  24. Such an amazing assortment of holiday projects. Love seeing the stamps used in so many different styles.

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  25. Beautiful new products and sample projects!! I love the different styles of each of your DT members!

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  26. LOVE all of these cards, such diversity! Now to get them made....

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  27. So happy you've added the dies. I wondered at first when you had the cut files. As a Big Shot owner, I'm a happy camper!

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  28. Yes, this is my favourite day indeed! :) I love the big and the bold series so much and now you have introduced 'cutaways' for them!! Ahhh thats so awesome! This release is BIG!
    Yay!

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  29. Love this release! I always love our big bold stamps

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  30. Oh my goodness! So much wonderful-ness in one place!! :) Love all of the creations today, great inspiration. Thanks!!

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  31. Amazing cards, bursting with inspiration! I just love your big & bold stamps & dies.

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  32. Ok so these sets look like must haves!!

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  33. Wow, consider me inspired! Such wonderful projects...gotta have this set.

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  34. wow!!! gorgeous!!! every card is amazing!! couldn't pick one or two... you guys rock!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  35. These cards are all awesome.... LOVE the Cutaways! Fabulous new stamps and dies... can't wait to choose some for my holiday cardmaking!

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  36. Wow! Love the big and bold sentiments…such a pretty script. The projects are beyond fabulous too!

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  37. Brilliant cards. Cant wait to get my hands on the stamps and cutaways. The cutaways really look stunning, big but still delicate. Wonderful

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  38. Gorgeous in every way! Can hardly wait to add this set to my collection! :)

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  39. Wonderful creations. My fave is the gold baby Jesus card.

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  40. Pretty thrilled about these cutaways, I love the Big Bold series!

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  41. Beautiful cards. I love the big bold sentiments!

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  42. WOW! Great cards and ideas! Cutaways...I can't wait to order them! Looking forward to seeing all the new products!

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  43. Oh, wow! I definitely have to have these! I am so in love with the word dies, just like everything else in The Big, The Bold series. Woot!

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  44. Fabulous works of art, ladies!!! Oh my gosh, I am SOOOOO excited about the B.B.& Merry set and cutaways!!! I'm hoping, and wishing, with fingers and toes crossed...
    =] Michele

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  45. Amazing samples grom the DT. They make me feel super festive :)

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  46. I can't wait for the release. All these cards are amazing!

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  47. Nothing like beautiful cards to make you excited for Christmas.

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  48. Loving the metallics I see. Wonderful inspiration!

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  49. Just stunning! So glad you're getting dies too, that is so cool!

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  50. Oh my, your cutaways were so worth waiting for ... now I can't wait to get my hands on them! Such fantastic inspiration from everyone ... such talent! Anita :)

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  51. Fabulous new products!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Julie's Joy to the World in that shimmery gold, white, and kraft. GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful work by the whole team!!!
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  52. W&W and DT, you have continued to wow us with your amazing cards! I can't wait for the full reveal!

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  53. Beautiful projects! Can't wait to see the sets!

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  54. Such talent on this DT! love each and every card, lovely work, everyone!!

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  55. Beautiful cards! Wonderful inspiration and just so excited about the Big & Bold cutaways! Hope you will bring them out for all your Big & Bold sets!

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  56. Yet again stunning cards! This day is my favorite so far... So beautiful :)

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  57. WOW!! What fabulous festive makes ..... each one simply stunning. Love The Big and the Bold stamps and the cutaways look fab ..... definitely on my Wishlist! xx

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  58. Gorgeous cards - wonderful inspiration! Love the deer and Elk! Another Winnie & Walter release = success! Also a longer wish list for me! ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

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  59. Amazing cards! I think I'm going have to start collecting every single stamp from W&W!

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  60. It's official: I have fallen head-over-heels in love with this release! I hope you ordered lots of product, because I'm predicting a sell out! My eye is on those stunning dies...Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!
    ~c

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  61. Oh wow! What an incredibly talented bunch of designers you have! All the cards are fantastic and original!

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  62. The design team totally blows me away every single time! Love the cards and the new release and soooooo excited about the dies!!!! :D

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  63. Wow, love these big sentiment dies so much! The DT did a fabulous job of showing all the different looks you can get from the same dies...gorgeous!

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  64. The fonts on these dies are so beautiful! I love the way you have combined them with stamped sentiments as well as leaving them stand alone. So pretty!

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  65. I'm just blown away! Seriously awesome release! These cards are stunning! I couldn't even begin to tell you what's my favorite in this release... so don't ask lol!

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  66. Beautiful projects. I love all of the water colors.

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  67. Love that you guys are branching out to new types of products!

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  68. Love the cutaways- so much Christmas inspiration and sparkle!

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  69. Wow, I am loving the big, bold and the merry! Great ideas on how to use these new stamps!

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  70. Love everything, especially the cutaways!!! Can't wait for the release to go live!!

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  71. These are great! I am excited about the cutaways!!!!

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  72. Sigh. These samples are so gorgeous!

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  73. I've been so eager for this release! I love anything of yours in the Big, Bold series! and now cutaways, too?! A match made just for me! Thank you, Winnie & Walter! Keep up the great designs! Your team is doing absolutely perfect with causing us all to drool over this release!

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  74. Oh thus is so awesome! I'm in awe of so much! Just wonderful, and thank you!

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  75. Gorgeous DT Creations!!! This release is just simply AWESOME!!!!

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  76. These cards are all beautiful!
    This release is fabulous-can't wait to see the Cutaways!

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  77. Your big bold sentiments are what got my attention when your company started, and so I'm excited to add som holiday sentiments to my collection. And thank you so much for giving us the Cutaways for those of us who don't do the digital thing.......The samples today have my mouth watering! Can't wait for tomorrow!!

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  78. All the DT samples are awesome! I can hardly wait for this release, so many wonderful stamps, cutaways, and screenings to choose from. Happy Holidays to one and all!

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  79. Fantastic cards and I love the new release.

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  80. Fabulous projects!!! And I can't even tell you how excited I am about the new dies. Yay!

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  81. OH the shimmer and the shine! I've been adding it to my Christmas cards too!

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  82. Really pretty set of stamps, i especially love the leaf wreath, it doesn't have to just be used for Christmas, but any time of year! TFS <3

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  83. WOW, the DT cards really did knock my socks off! How fabulous are these cards!!!! Love these dies.

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  84. FABULOUS cards & projects from the DT and Guests! LOVE the merry Xmas! My wish list is growing longer by the minute!!!

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  85. Wonderful, inspirational designs...great work!

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  86. So much inspiration in one post! Loving all the projects! My WW wish list is a mile long!

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  87. totally awesome inspiration today. I really am going to be poor after this release! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these.

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  88. The design team rocks. Lovely projects. Can't wait for the release.

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  89. Wow, awesome cards. Love the dies.

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  90. Oh my goodness!!! They all are amazing and gorgeous!!! So many different style showcasing the new products. I cannot wait to see more :)

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  91. Love the inspiration, everyone rocked this release! Can't wait to see these sets!

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  92. Absolutely amazing creations and yes I'm one of those people - the word dies are totally, absolutely awesome.

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  93. Wow everyone! Those are some amazing card creations! Beautiful work!

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  94. Great cards! I am excited about the cutaways!!!

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  95. This new stamps are so beuatiful! love them!

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  96. I am so excited about the dies!!! Yay!! I can't wait to order!

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  97. Love the variety and the fab cards from the DT. The deer and reindeer are really sweet and I love the tartan shaker card. Hugz

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  98. I always love your big and bold sets and this one is no different! Always so wonderful, and the Happy Christmas set looks absolutely amazing! <3

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  99. Love those die fonts! Can''t wait to see the full release!

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  100. Oh yeah, gotta have these!!! The Big, The Bold and the Merry is absolutely fabulous!!! What a very clever and sweet idea for baby Jesus and the manger with built-in sentiment! I'm in LOVE with Julie and Shay's cards as well as all the guest designers and your supernova of a DT with all of this amazing inspiration, I am set for the holidays!!! Love it all!!

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  101. This release is so tempting, my husband is going to shoot me when he sees how much I spend!!! Can't wait to start shopping

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  102. Love all the new sets...I can't pick a favorite!

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  103. I would love to be able to create beautiful cards like these!

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  104. Love, love, love the baby in a manger!

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  105. Such gorgeous cards. Love the die cuts!!! Definitely going on my wish list.

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  106. Oh - DIE cuts?!?!?! YAY!!! LOVE all today's cards - especially LOVE all the watercoloring I see!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  107. So excited about the dies! Love all the creations today!

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