February 1, 2013

WPlus9 February/March Release Week Day 1


Hello there, friends!  I'm so very excited to be bringing you a special post today--I'm Guest Designing with WPlus9 for their February/March release!  Today's the first day of previews, and let me tell you, you are going to be smitten with all of the new stamps and dies coming out this month.

Today we're featuring two new stamp sets and their companion dies:

Very Vintage Florals
Very Vintage Florals Companion Dies
Chantilly Trim
Scalloped Border Die

I've managed to use all four on my first card.  :)

Very Vintage Florals coordinates with the previously released Very Vintage Greetings and its companion die, Label Layers 3.  I used the die to cut a window in a kraft panel, then stamped the frame and sentiment from Very Vintage Florals onto the white card base.

I die cut and stamped the floral images in green, then stamped the flowers again in red and trimmed them by hand.

The new Chantilly Trim set has the most gorgeous lace borders, which coordinate perfectly with the new Scalloped Border die.  I added a scalloped edge to the kraft panel and stamped one of the lace borders along the bottom.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White), Papertrey Ink (Kraft)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Very Vintage Florals, Chantilly Trim)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Lucky Limeade), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Tools:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Very Vintage Florals dies, Scalloped Border die, Label Layers 3 die)

For my second card, I wanted to do something completely different.  The Chantilly Trim borders made me think of beautifully decorated wedding cakes, so I set about creating one of my own.

After trimming the cake layers from cardstock, I stamped a lace border along the top edges, adhered the layers with foam tape, and embellished them with black gems.


I turned to Very Vintage Greetings for my sentiment, adding a hand-trimmed flag and black gem to draw the eye.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White, Black), Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Chantilly Trim, Very Vintage Greetings)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Calypso Coral), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Bazzill (black rhinestones)

I've had so much fun playing with these sets, it was hard to choose just a couple of cards to share with you today!  Needless to say, there will be more to come.  :)

Be sure to see what the WPlus9 Design Team has created!


Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the release week festivities!

21 comments:

Amy Kolling said...

Wahooooo!!! Congrats to you! This is fantastic news! I ADORE the cake card....so stinkin' creative Christina!

Lea L. said...

These are both so beautiful, Christina! I love the peekaboo frame & border...and the cake on the second card is ingenious!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina these are both so beautiful,I am thinking it is time to get on board with WPlus9. Your cake is spectacular!

Shelley Germann said...

The cake card....you really nail those CAS cards. Just incredible!

xiumaiyuki said...

Lovin' everything I've seen so far! Fabulous job!

Maureen Merritt said...

Congratulations Christina, I'm thrilled to see you GD at Wplus9! Your samples are stunning, the cake idea is brilliant! I can't wait to see more from you this week :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I love how you created that amazing cake and in orange!!! Beautiful cards!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty cards...

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations Christina! Both of these cards are wonderful!! Love the way you made the cake! So creative and very beautiful!
:) Jill

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christina! LOVE the lace trim and window frame of the first, and that cake color is AMAZING in the second! So good to have you this month, girl!

Ginny said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! The cake card is incredibly clever and so eye-appealing! Great job!

Renee said...

You have got to me stinkin' kidding me with that cake...
OMGosh, Christina...
it's INCREDIBLE!! :)
I die.
These are both so fabulously creative...
but everything you do is...
and as soon as I saw you were Guest Designing this month...
which BTW...
HUGE Congrats :)...
but I know you would be amazing!! :)

anya said...

Fabulous! Love the design of your first card, the fancy scalloped bottom is delicious! Your cake card is so creative, too! Great job!

Marybeth said...

Both are gorgeous, Christina! Love the way you layered the cake.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous cards and big congrats to you!! Love the cake card....clever!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Hooray! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!!! So excited for you!!! These cards are both STUNNING!! LOVE the flowers around the frame and the lacey details on the first card!! And that cake is so clever!!! AWESOME!

Lynn said...

So so happy for you on a very well deserved Guest Designer spot. You definitely deserve it as you use the wPlus9 stamps to absolute perfection!

Elise said...

THESE are soooooo MUCH fun!!!!! Wow, girl! LIKE a superbowl feast for the crafty EYE! No, wait - like a SUPERBOWL commercial! Clever, surprising and unforgettable! So glad you are sharing your VAST talents with us this month!

Karen B. said...

Yay! I don't think I've ever been more happy to see someone guest design. You were meant for Wplus9! Love both cards but gosh, the second is amazing. The lace looks so great on that color, and such a clever idea.

Diane Jaquay said...

Hi Christina! I haven't been visiting many blogs lately but I just saw that you were guest designing for the Wplus9 release (big CONGRATS!), and had to pop over to see what you've created. I'm LOVING all of your lacy designs, and I especially love that cake; AMAZING! Way to go gf!!

Helen L said...

Your cake card is BRILLIANT!! I've pinned it and hope to CASE it!! Love it!!

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