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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Release Hop Day 2 - Balloons, Party Hats, You're Invited and MORE!

Hi there! Well, it's official! You are LOVING our new stamps and dies! And this might be my most favorite release EVER!

Ok, so we have more to share with you today! It's day 2 of Balloon Dies, Party Hats Dies and You're Invited Stamps AND we're revealing 2 brand new sets from The Sugar Kissed Cottage!

 
These Balloon Dies are a wired set of 8, meaning one pass through your machine will cut them all at the same time. I find this very handy. It's nice to have the extra bits for other projects. We designed you a couple of different shapes and sizes and of course included 2 balloons with our signature stitching detail...how could we not? They are my favorites of course! We also included two different sizes of star balloon *overlays*. These are truly neat! The stars are cut out from the balloons and these overlays layer on the top of their matching solid balloons so the bottom balloon peeks though! I thought it would be fun to be able to mix and match papers, patterns and colors for unique balloons or they can even be used alone. But it's soooo fun to layer them!

 
You can't have a party with balloons and no party hats.....so here they are!! Party Hats Dies are a wired set of seven. You have a solid hat, stitched hat and 2 overlays; stars and polka dots as well as three hat embellishments that really bring the hats to life; hat topper, fringe trim and scallop trim. Really, really fun stuff here! I love these guys!

 
Karen Baker designed this awesome stamp set to coordinate with our new dies! You can make quick and simple invites as well as birthday and thank you cards! Something about the mix of the fonts in the set just makes is FABULOUS! AND, it was Karen's idea to design the invitation sentiments to fit in the center of our Texture Plate: Frame 1. I have a project today to show you how beautiful it looks...more on that in a bit.

It's almost Halloween!!! Seriously, I cannot get enough of the vintage inspired images from our Sugar Kissed Cottage line.

Here are two fabulous sets....

Best Witches

 
That Best Witches sentiment is SO AMAZING when stamped on card stock. I love love love the font combo and she is just about the cutest little witch I've ever seen. Her costume just begs to be paper pieced...and even though I'm supposed to save my Best Witches project for later in the week...I'm going to post it here today! Hee Hee!
 
Carving Pumpkins
 
Our Carving Pumpkins set is an incredibly perfect portrayal of a vintage little boy and girl getting ready for Halloween by carving their jack-o-lanterns. I just love what Karen made this set "say". It's as sweet as can be!

Ok, so I have some projects for you today! Do you ever have that crafty time where everything just comes together easily and you love the projects you create? I had one of those moments.....It's because I'm having so much FUN with these goodies and they're so easy to work with!

I'm going to start with my Best Witches card!

 
Oh, this was so fun to make!! I busted out some of my favorite Halloween papers ever - the Matilda Collection from Cosmo Cricket...LOVE and I decided to paper piece her costume. Now, I actually did the paper piecing in two steps. I did her arms and front in one piece and the rest of her costume  from another and tilted the paper as I stamped. This way, I thought her dress actually looked like it had movement and I think it worked.
 
I kept my layout very simple. I have this hill template that I keep handy. It's just something I drew on heavy paper and keep around but I love the dip...it's perfect to tuck a sentiment into which is exactly what I did here. I then finished my image with some coloring and shading, and cut her out and I finished off the top of my card with this amazing black ribbon from Ribbon Carousel. It's the best black ribbon I've ever worked with. It's more of a seam binding and it's matte finish is unbelievable. I am in LOVE! I added some Halloween twine also from Ribbon Carousel and added this ghost brad to the center! I love this card! I don't know if I can give it away!
 

 
To showcase our Party Hat Dies today I made an invitation! I started by layering a piece of patterned paper over my card front and making a wrap to keep the invite closed for sending. Here's a close up of the wrap...


It was super easy and the hat was really fun to make. I used left over dots from the polka dots overlay and added the scallop trim and hat topper embellishment to my stitched hat. I stamped a sentiment from You're Invited into our double ended banner die from the Flags and Tags collection, wrapped some twine around it and proceeded to finish the inside.

 
This is the inside of my invitation. So I made an A2 card, scored it and folded it in half and then I used our Texture Plate: Frame 1 to texturize the inside (if that makes sense). I couldn't wait to show you this part. Do you see how the invitation just nestles right inside the center? Karen Baker's fabulous idea!!! I then embellished with some of the smaller Balloon Dies and added some linen thread. This is one cool project if I do say so myself!!
 
I am so excited with how awesome all of these products are. The Party Hats are so fun. The Balloon Dies are PERFECT in every way, Karen rocked the You're Invited Stamps and the sentiments on the Sugar Kissed Cottage sets and Lindsey Amschler's vintage images are undeniably fantastic!
 
Now, don't forget that we are giving away some prizes this week! We have 2 secret prize blogs and we'll be giving away 2 $10 store credits and a choice of stamp sets from the new release to 2 more winners! YAY!
 
Ok, it's time for me to send you on your way today! Head on over to the very talented Mary Johnson. She has an amazing project also featuring our Best Witches set! How much do our designers ROCK, by the way? :) I'm so lucky and happy to have them all!!
 
Don't forget to leave comments along the way. The more comments you leave the better your odds of winning a fabulous prize!!
 
We'll see you tomorrow with a product that is so amazing it makes my head explode! LOL! No, I'm not even kidding....I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's going to be the star of the week! So we'll see you then!
 
All of our brand new goodies are in our store and as I write this are all still available in OUR STORE but as I mentioned at the beginning of this post we're already super super low on Balloon Dies. By the time you read this if they are sold out, thank you, but don't forget that you can add your name to our notification list and you'll receive an email from me when they are available again!
 
Thanks for hopping with us today! Enjoy!
 
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30 comments:

  1. love love love...that little witch is amazing...so so fun..

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  2. These are adorable and the Halloween stamps are just darling!

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  3. Love that the invitation stamp fits so well inside the Texture plate -Frame 1 - LOL, means something else to go onto my wish list!

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  4. Just beautiful! I wish that we celebrated Halloween more in Australia :( Great idea using the texture plate inside of the invite!

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  5. they look great paper pieced such a great collection for halloweenx
    suzie qx

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  6. What fabulous inspiration and love the paper piecing. These are all fab - I had to order the balloons yesterday and can't wait til they arrive!! xx

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  7. Oh I love these Laura! Your paper piecing is so clever and the dies are FABULOUS!!!

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  8. Soooo cute!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!
    Thanks for the Inspiration
    Big Hugs
    hilde

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  9. Two comments. The movement on your little witch in awesome. Immediately noticed that. And the invitation text to fit inside the embossing - how practical. I love when companies (their geniuses) keep our pocketbooks in mind!
    Oh and BTW, I am in love with the image of the kiddos carving the pumpkin...

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  10. Classic...Vintage .....Oh what fun....she could even be a kitchen witch!!! I love it!!!!

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  11. Super cute little witch...and those little kids carving the pumpkin look like something from a vintage book. Love those balloons and the invite with centered so perfectly within the woodgrain frame.

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  12. Such a lot of fun goodies! I LOVE your ideas for layering the die-cut images, and coordinating the new products with existing ones...the vintage stamp images are so sweet! Lots to love (and order...).

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  13. These are some great new releases. Love your invitation with that woodgrain border!

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  14. Love today's images! Great cards, my favorite is the witch. Great piecing and I love the little ghost brad!

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  15. The halloween images are very cute and love the creations that you and the DT came up with.

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  16. Love the creations you made. Gorgeous!

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  17. It can't be the cutest little wich you've ever seen, that's my daughter, hehe. I love your halloween card, that hill is awesome with that sentiment in it.

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  18. Laura,
    Wow...even more excitement!! Everything is sooo awesome this release. Love your creations :-)

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  19. Very fun invitation and I like the paper piecing on the witch card.

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  20. I love the paper piecing you did for the witch and love the balloon look adding those circle die cuts as extra layer. Great look.

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  21. I never even thought about paper piecing the dress, it is too cute! Great party hat too! These products just blow me away!

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  22. Great cards. All the DT have done a great job (I don't think I missed anyone!). Great work everyone. And more tomorrow. Thanks.

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  23. Love these projects, Laura! The paper pieced witch is amazing and so is your invitation in the woodgrain border!

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  24. The blog hop on day one and two are awesome. Great DT works. Love the dies and images. Can see what I want for sure.

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  25. LOve the paper piecing on your witchy card!! All the DT projects are amazing!

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  26. Love the invitation fits inside the texture plate. Fun release Laura!! Great things you are coming up with. Love the paper pieced cutie:)

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  27. Love the balloons!
    -Janna Bowling

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  28. So in love with these month's release, such fantastic dies and stamps!

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  29. Love the witch card with its paper piecing. The balloons are pretty great too.

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