Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale + First Look at the *limited edition* stamp set

First, we want to share how very thankful we are for you!  We are so blessed to be a part of your lives and that you use w&w products to make something handmade and beautiful--what a privilege and honor you bestow upon us each and every day!  Every comment, email, post, project and link shared warms our hearts.   Thank you.

Part of Thanksgiving is giving back.  Yes, Black Friday is a commercial event, but it also about us sharing with you.

Interested in more details about our Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale (CST)?  Here you go:

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But there is more!  We have some projects to inspire you using the *limited edition* Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set that is free with purchase (while supplies last) when you spend $35 after discounts are applied and prior to any shipping & handing and taxes being applied.

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You need not do anything we will simply add it to your order if you qualify.

Time to get to...

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Julie

It is nearly Thanksgiving and I keep thinking, “where has the time gone?” This year is flying by. If you are like me, you are probably preparing for the big day and traveling to meet loved ones. I just want to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for and I know we are very thankful for you all. Your warm comments and messages bring us much happiness and we are grateful for your continued support.

I have to admit that when I worked on this card, I finally was feeling in the mood to start my holiday cards. I think the recent cold snap helped with that too! LOL I’ve been really drawn to the bokeh trend we have seen over the last year or more, and I had not really tried making a card with that effect. When I saw the new Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti set in my hands, I knew I wanted to try the effect, but not with the circles. I have been a huge fan of the diamond shaped star (I fondly call it “retro star”) since we released it with Scenery: Big Bang Confetti, so I knew it had the be the feature. It also reminded me of photos I’ve seen where the bokeh shapes have been manipulated into hearts or little Mickey Mouse ears. Here is my take - Retro Star Bokeh Christmas

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I started with some bristol that I painted shades of green inks onto the background and then another layer of an iridescent mist painted to give it a slight shimmer. It is very subtle. First, I started with the largest stars and randomly stamped them around the perimeter, trying to leave the center open for my sentiment. The faintest stars were stamped in Color Box Chalk Ink in Alabaster. For the brighter white stars, I used Palette Hybrid mini pad in Fresh Snow both in first and second generation stamping with all three sizes of stars from the BIGGER Bang set.

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I wanted a bit more, so I also used the original Scenery: Big Bang Confetti solid retro stars stamped in Encore Ultimate Metallic Champagne Ink. These stars now pop to the front a bit more. The Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs sentiment “Wishing you a Merry & Bright Christmas” fit perfectly as a gold embossed centerpiece to this card. I trimmed the card to 4” x 5.5” and added gold glitter tape to the left side of a top folding A2 card, and then mounted the finished panel with a sheet of foam for a little dimension.

I hope you are inspired by the projects today, and also enjoy the discounts for this weekend. You are going to love the ideas you see below. Take care, stay warm, and save me a piece of pie!!! :)

Shay

Hello friends!  Don't you love Julie's card?  So beautiful!

When I was thinking on making some projects with Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti what came to mind was the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge (#sharehandmadekindness) by Jennifer McGuire as I hadn't had a chance to make anything yet and why not use the "thanks" in the set to do something with the Acts of Kindness stamp set by Hero Arts?

One of the things I love about the Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set is Julie and I wanted this to be an incredibly versatile stamp set that would be something you could reach for time and again for any occasion and works with all the products you have in your crafting arsenal.

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I stamped the thanks in Tim Holtz Distress Ink (before doing so I inked up the stamp with Versamark ink so the Distress Ink sticks to the stamp).  I cut the panel to slightly less than A2 size.  On a piece of teal cardstock I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white.  Out of a thin strip of white cardstock I die cut the xoxo border from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and attached it to the teal cardstock.  I attached the thanks panel to an A2 white card base.  Last I attached the teal strip to the card using foam adhesive.

For my second card I took the same basic premise of the first card and used the outline circles from Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set to create the background.

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Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink again on a panel of watercolor cut to 4 inches x 5.25 inches I stamped the outline circles and then used a water brush to paint in each circle.  The smaller grey circles are from the Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set.  I attached the panel to a A2 white card base.  On a strip of grey cardstock I stamped the "happy" 3 times in Versamark and embossed it in white.  I attached the strip to the card using foam adhesive.  I plan on sending this card to my uncle for his upcoming birthday...these shapes are great for making masculine cards too.

Now it's time for some dazzling inspiration from the Talent and our talented friends.

>>>THE TALENT<<<

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather P.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne Dahlberg.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Hoffman.

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter which should be going out sometime this evening.  Here is where you can sign up for our newsletter:

On the w&w blog it is to the right under the links for our Talent. Just enter your email address right above the grey "subscribe" button. You can also sign up on our website (near the bottom of the front page under mailing list...look for the green "subscribe" button and on Facebook (look for the black envelope newsletter icon).

We wish you a delightful weekend full of all you most cherish.

Much love,
Walter, Julie, Winnie and Shay

11 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, ladies. Thanks for some beautiful inspiration.

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  2. Beautiful stamp set. Love all the inspiration!! Great job!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful ladies!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Julie and Shay you have been in my head again ... I've never done a bokeh effect card, and was just thinking of it! You and The Talent have made marvelous cards to inspire me ... thanks so much! I've had heaps of fun with a few of your marvelous products this week!
    =] Michele

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  4. Holy cats! What a gorgeous line-up of cards! I'll definitely be ordering some amazing products. Can't wait!!!

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  5. What a wonderful line up of cards! Beautiful backgrounds!

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  6. Great group of cards! A lot of watercolor, but a lot of different looks too!!

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  7. Wow they are AMAZING cards!! So many ways we can use this stamp set! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  8. HAPPY Thanksgiving EVERYONE!!!
    FABULOUS stamps!!!
    WONDERFUL cards to TEMPT and INSPIRE :)

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  9. Great work, love all the work...Thank you for sharing.
    http://daffysdream.blogspot.in/

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  10. Gorgeous cards, ladies! Crossing my fingers that this stamp set is still available...I placed my order, and want to also thank you for the coupon code!

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  11. Swooning over the array of inspiration you've shared! Thank you for the coupon; alas, I didn't have opportunity to use it but...perhaps an after-Christmas order will be my special treat to me!
    Hugs~c

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.