Friday, March 14, 2014

Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold and You


This is the set that you are absolutely going to keep out on your craft table because you use it all the time. It's winnie & walter's sequel to the The Big, The Bold and The Happy set that sold out on the first day. Just wait until you see all the different combinations of sentiments you can make with the small typewriter font!

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Confession: I have completely, madly fallen in love with the potty people cut files in Leave it to Mom and Leave it to Dad. I'm starting to think of them like I think of speech bubbles. Where speech bubbles represent that you're saying something, I think the people represent you and what you may be feeling or doing. In this case, with the open arms and the heart on the chest, I'm trying to convey the big hug that you would give someone when you are giving them a million thanks. This person would also be good for someone cheering and giving congratulations. 

I made this person by using the negative cut from my Daddy-o card as a stencil. Since the original cut file has the two people holding hands, I had to do some pre-planned inking to get a single person with his hands raised. I inked all but the hand that was connected, flipped the stencil over, lined it up over the inked person, and inked the single hand from the other side.


Here's the notebook I use to try my ideas out (and also stamp on since it has a nice give to it ... I think the impressions are more crisp that way). I wanted to show you how I got the tiger stripe across the stenciled person. It's a pink packing peanut! My 9 year-old actually brought it to me thinking I could use it somehow. !!! I was so excited after I stamped with it (the first time was in green in the lower right corner) and it gave such a clear, dark impression without much effort. Loved it!! Here you can also see what the people holding hands looks like (in blue).


 The sentiment is from this new set: The Big, The Bold and You. Love the bold "thanks." The secondary sentiment "million" is stamped several times. Not exactly a million times, but lots. The gold diamonds are from Leave it to Dad.

 
More obsession with those cute potty people. I wanted an accent in that area of the card, and really, the person was perfect to represent "you" who is talented. This time, I did the surgery to remove the child she was holding in the Silhouette software.


This card was made with the delicious colors in Taheerah's new card challenge in mind, The Cure for the Monday Blues. She's on her 8th challenge already, and each one has been really inspirational. Go check it out if you haven't already done so!


 Here you can see the dimension of the person, layered with 3 cuts of 110 pound white paper. I also outlined her on the top layer with a white gel pen. You can also see the dimension of the panel, with the recessed oval sentiment area. It's a piece of chipboard with a slightly larger oval cut out. Love that I don't have to worry about massive amounts of foam tape.

I am definitely a thinker when I create. I can't just feel my way through a card, putting elements here and there and having them all magically work out. I am so jealous of the people who have that sense and just "know" what to do. I do NOT. I have to spend lots of time thinking. If you're interested, I thought I'd share with you my thought process on the flow of this card.

 
I wanted your eye to start with the pop of color, the chartreuse "you," then follow the swish and secondary sentiment across to the woman's head. Here's where I was excited ... I put the woman's head right where the period would be for the sentiment. I thought that would unconsciously be pleasing to the eye. Yes, I think WAY too much. Anyway, once your eye is at the head, it would follow down the body to where the skirt is pointing to the right and the star that is pointing back. I extended the gold embossed stars (scenery: big bang confetti) on the top panel for this reason, and to make the talented lady shine a little more.

The frame is from an earlier set in the release, Leave it to Mom. And, isn't the secondary sentiment so cool? I could easily give this card to any one of you! You are all so very talented : )

More inspiration waits with our awesome guest designer Angie Tieman and the rest of the design team:

Heather Pulvirenti | Joni Andaya | Suzanne Dahlberg
  (Vanessa Menhorn's projects will be available later this month due to shipping issues)

Don't forget to comment-to-win a stamp set each day of the release on the winnie & walter blog. And finally, all sets will be available tomorrow, March 15th at the winnie & walter store! The corresponding cut files for each stamp set will be free with purchase until the 30th. If you have a digital die-cutter, you're really doubling your design options, as many files are different than the stamps.  
  
Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

29 comments:

  1. AWESOME take Kelly!!! Your cards are so adorable :) LOVE THESE!!!

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  2. Your Ideas are so versatile - super cute cards! And thanks for packing peanut-idea!

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  3. what marvelous designs with these fun new stamps Kelly! Thanks for sharing your design process too!

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  4. Fabulous cards. I can see why you are in love with that set. Need to check it out, because I don't have enough stamps yet...

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  5. I think I enjoy reading your post and learning about your design process as much as I do the superb cards that you create, Kelly! So glad you love the potty people (me too!) and the use of a packing peanut as stamp is genius (and your son is a genius in the making).

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  6. Great post! Loving all the fun you are having with the potty people, and love your thought process in pulling together your cards!

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  7. The tiger stripes are amazing! I love how you stamped it!

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  8. You should send your final card to yourself Kelly as you are ONE talented lady!! And your 9 yr old is a genius LOL! Great work Kelly, love stopping by here!

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  9. Love how you used the foam peanut that your son brought to you . Look how well it worked out ...love they way that happened.
    Love both cards Kelly.

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  10. Tiger stripes from a packing peanut? Genius!! Even if I tried, I probably couldn't get the same results. And I love how you changed the arms on the potty people--looks so celebratory! You are AH-mazing, Miss Kelly!

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  11. You are a genius Kelly! LOVE both the cards but the second card a wee bit more! :)
    Thanks for sharing your thought process too!

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  12. These are so cool Kelly! I always admire your process and results. I have a book just like yours that starts out as notes and turns into trying out ideas--so fun to look back at too! Happy Weekend!

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  13. I love the pink with the wood grain. And I love what you have done with those stamps!

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  14. No way.
    A packing peanut? I read that part in your blog, but I didn't really get what you were talking about. Since then, I've enlarged the photos to gargantuan size and I still find it utterly remarkable. You achieved gorgeous results with that technique. GORGEOUS!

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  15. I love to hear how your cards come about, Kelly ... you have a most remarkable brain! These are simply genius ... creative genius! Anita :)

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  16. Love all of your cards here!

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  17. FANTASTIC creations! Thanks for sharing your creative process too!

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  18. What amazing cards and amazing stamps sets!!!

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  19. What a gorgeous stamp set to make these such beautiful cards, Kelly! Thanks for the inspirations :)

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  20. Awesome card Kelly! I love when you share your creative thinking process. This card is perfect in every way. TFS

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  21. A pink packing peanut...are you kidding me??? Only you could make this work or even think to make it work! Genius! Both cards are awesome!

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  22. LOVE!
    Packing peanut...girl, you rock.

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  23. OMG. You played. You played and it is a stunner. I will love you forever! Love the layering and use of the negative die cut here, allowing more pattern and colour to peek through. And I love that that neon pop is still carried through to the inside! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  24. Awesome card, Miss Lady!! Hope all is well!!! :)

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  25. wow Kelly, once again, you've created one of a kind absolute BEAUTIES!
    Love that picture of your exercise book, maybe I should do that too...
    Thank You!

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  26. Oh, this set looks amazing and I love the cards you made with it!

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  27. These are amazing and fun, fun, fun! So much for a plain, little card...I guess you don't have the flu or anything! :)

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  28. LOVE seeing how you make these lovely stamps shine! GREAT use of all that pattern paper! Your use of that peanut eraser is simply genius!! You see patterns and speech bubbles everywhere...love that!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly