Tuesday, September 15, 2015

{Heidi's} Big Bloom: a w&w STAMPtember® exclusive!


Hello there loverlies!  We are so delighted to be sharing the news that we have an exclusive and limited STAMPtember® stamp set, Big Bloom (which we unofficially call Heidi's Big Bloom) and coordinating die set to celebrate this joyous month-long stamp event at Simon Says Stamp!  As you may well know we have a great deal of love and admiration for Simon Says Stamp and the people behind such an extraordinary brand like founder Heidi Klausing Crowl who makes it all possible.  We feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to join in.

We designed a beautiful big flower in the style of In Bloom: Addie's Garden that is perfect for coloring, layering and/or paper piecing.


We hope you love it as much as we do. :-)

We wanted to share our joy for Big Bloom and we and our ever stellar Talent have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!


Hello everyone!  I’m so happy to be sharing my project using the brand new EXCLUSIVE stamp set Big Bloom that we designed for Simon Says Stamp’s HUGE STAMPtember® event. We are so honored to be part of the party this year and I just want to say a big Thank You to Heidi and the whole team from Simon Says Stamp for inviting us. This flower has endless possibilities with the variety of centers, but the centers themselves can be used with other cards or to create fun backgrounds.


For my project, I stamped the Big Bloom flower twice on Neenah Solar White cardstock and inked one in shades of pink distress ink (spun sugar, worn lipstick, picked raspberry) and the other in shades of yellow and orange distress ink ( dried marigold, wild honey) and just a hint of pink (more spun sugar and worn lipstick). I cut these by hand and stamped the polka dot center on the yellow flower, embossed in gold, and popped this layer up with foam adhesive.


The background is an aqua / teal paper from Studio Calico and I sectioned it off so I could add a faint gold spritzed diagonal created using the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screening and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. I have added gold glitter tape to the top, dividing the background, and used the same gold tape for the cut out of the hello sentiment from The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways.  Love this color combo with the gold. And yes, as I am writing this post, I am realizing I'm just one color away from using all of the w&w logo colors on this project. Happy accident!!!

Winnie & Walter fans, we hope you love this set as much as we do!


I am a big admirer of large stamps that can be the star of a project and Big Bloom is just that!  I love paper piecing as a way of coloring an outline image and then when you can cut up the image and create layers of patterned paper layers...oh my!  This was one of my visions for this stamp set when Julie and I were working up the idea and design of it.  I love how Julie brought it to life and used the same style as she has for In Bloom: Addie's Garden (and some future sets being released in October wink, wink).


I picked out 3 pink patterned papers with different tones and one green patterned paper from the Crate Paper Poolside 6x6 paper pad and Crate Paper Oh Darling 6x6 paper pad.  I stamped the flower in Versamark on each of the 3 pink patterned papers and heat embossed each with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the leaves twice in Versamark on the green paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder as well.  I then decided on the lighter paper being the base with each layer being slightly deeper in tone.  I cut 3 leaves off the middle flower layer.  For the top layer I cut out the center 5 petal flower which we designed to be able to be cut out easily.  On the center 5 petal flower I stamped the ray center in Versamark and heat embossed gold embossing powder.  


Before putting the flower together I used Copic markers to color in the petals under each level for depth along with the center of the flower and the leaves.   I adhered the flower together with foam dimensional adhesive.

I embossed a white cardstock panel with a Cricut embossing folder and then cut the cardstock with the larger panel from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  I then dropped some gold mist from Heidi Swapp and then adhered the flower and leaves onto the embossed panel.

I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment circle and punched it out (all the circles are 1" for easy punching or die cutting but of course the coordinating die set also has a circle die).

Last I adhered the white panel to a card base which has a patterned paper from the Crate Paper Oh Darling 6x6 paper pad.


You haven't seen anything yet!    Wait until you see what The Talent has created.  Wow!

The Talent

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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri 

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather P. 

CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

 CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lydia.

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Hoffman.

Breathtaking, right?  

Don't forget to check out Simon Says Stamp to purchase your very own Big Bloom before they are gone!


  1. Just swooning away me! All the creations are so inspiring, with new fresh look and beautifully designed and attractive, great release, a must have stamp set !!! Wanna love it!!!!!!!!

  2. SO EXCITED to see you join the FUN of STAMPtember - CONGRATULATIONS Julie & Shay!!!
    LOVE the BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL Bloom, the cute elements to mix & match with it and that you have the coordinating cutaways!!!
    LOVE the ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards shared to introduce these new CRAFTY DELIGHTS, they’re ALL BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL designs, can’t wait to get hopping to see & learn more!!!
    ... I’m thinking that this BIG bloom would look AWESOME alone or in contrast to the flowers from Lola’s Bouquet and the BIG word dies in my stash :)

  3. I'm always amazed about the diverse looks using the same stamp set. Though the shapes are rather simple - or maybe just because for this reason! - the cards are so much different and beautiful. Very inspiring, indeed!

  4. Awesome stamp set and samples from the team :) I was so hoping you would be a part of stamptember.
    Kate x

  5. Some truly amazing cards with these gorgeous big bold flowers. You have given me so many ideas on how to use some of my stamps I haven't used in a while. Thank you:)

  6. Oh my! This is a show-stopping, take-center-stage, solo-performance bloom that has taken my breath away! Love the bold size and the showcases....stunning! Another W&W WOW!!

  7. The different interpretations are blowing me away! These are creative and inspiring.

  8. Your design team did amazing using this stamp set and WOW! What an impact one single flower can do. Love it and will order it now. Thank you for your collaboration with SSS.

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  10. They all are so beautiful!!

  11. Wow! This stamp set is so versatile....could be used in many ways. Love all the looks I see in the fabulous cards.

  12. I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to this set, I even put off placing my Stamptember order until I could see this, and I have to say I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous bloom!!! The samples are fabulous, each and and every one of them. Can't wait for mine to arrive :)

  13. Wow, so many stunning cards. It really shows the versatility of this stamp set.

  14. O my word ... what a stellar gallery of gorgeousness!!! Each is a gem and totally brilliant ... have to say the white embossed numbers by Heather and Mayuri are calling to my water-colored heart - gorgeous!
    =] Michele

  15. Gorgeous!! This set looks like so much fun with amazing possiblities!

  16. Wow is right! These are all fabulous. It's so fun to see everyone's different creative take with the same stamp set.

  17. GORGEOUS!! So many great ideas for a fabulous set!

  18. Wow what stunning and lovely cards!!!!

  19. This set is gorgeous! I'm so in love. And every single designer knocked it out of the park with their cards today.

  20. These cards are OUTSTANDING!!! My mojo seems to have deserted me (it's been a LONNGGG dry spell) and these cards have started the creative thoughts flowing. You and your DT are incredibly talented and inspiring and these cards are impressive and magnificent. There isn't one thing I would change about ANY of the cards. Not one thing. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!!!

  21. YES - EXTREMELY BREATHTAKING - ALL OF IT!!!! I found myself gasping in delight and exclaiming WOW in such awe of this sat and the incredible talent that went into EACH. ONE. OF. THESE. CARDS. Such a big fan of Simon Says Stamp AND Winnie & Walter - so cool to see this collaboration!!!

  22. BEAUTIFUL cards, each and every single one! Wow!

  23. Great cards! Can't pick my favorite - they are all wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Great stamp, greats companies! Beautiful inspirations, thanks for sharing.

  25. They are soooooooo GORGEOUS! WOW... just WOW!

  26. Breathtaking alright! OH MY GOODNESS! Simply amazing. Julie & Shay, your cards are also stunners! Totally enjoyed seeing these! Want, want, WANT! LOL

  27. it's a beautiful new die and stamp! perfect for stamptember!!!

  28. Wow! That is one GORGEOUSLY HUGE bloom!

  29. Such a gorgeous bloom and stunning cards!!

  30. Such a brilliant partnership, the stamps and dies are just glorious!!!


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