Friday, August 29, 2014

Winnie & Walter August Release: Tour of Stars

 


 Hi everyone! I am SO EXCITED for this blog hop debuting Winnie & Walter's stamp sets for August. I've been over-the-moon for their stamps since the beginning, along with many of you, and now they are totally kicking it up a notch with giant 6x8 sets that are chock full of all sorts of bits and bobs. You may have come from the much admired Joni Andaya's blog; are you ready to see some more from each of the sets?!?


The first card is from This Awesome House, containing all the things you could possibly need to make a house-themed card. For this one, I skipped the house itself and just stamped a front door scene. The door opens to reveal the patterned paper on the inside. I just love that tiny cat!!


And here's the actual house! It's a wonderful size ... big enough to really be the star on a card, or even just be the card itself! The steps extending beyond the bottom of the house make it stand nicely. Love the spaces for the perfectly sized sentiments ... the roof, the middle, or both! 
 

The next set, a Tree for all Seasons, contains the easiest way ever to make a colorful fall tree. The cluster of leaves was stamped four times, but doesn't look too repetitive. I inked the cluster in orange and then rolled the edges in red before stamping. Any spaces that were open when I was done were filled in with a cluster of yellow (partially stamped to fill the space). And the tiny bird is also a favorite, I think it gives more meaning to the sentiment. 


 Here's another from that set. The sentiments are just gorgeous, don't you think? A super-easy card to make, the leaves were filled with a watercolor from distress inks. For a little interest, I colored three of the lines on one leaf. Can't get too crazy on a sympathy card! I even hesitated putting the one green sequin on.


Finally, the Moonlight set has a million different images and sentiments for Halloween and more. I showed great restraint, and just stuck with one image and a sentiment. This would have been a great card for a 10 minute challenge. Simple stamping of the bat and an embossed sentiment, done. I like the message it sends though ... lots of bats flapping overhead like crazy and just a laid-back "spooky" observation.

Before you move on to the next stop, you'll be happy to know that all three stamp sets are ready to be purchased now. If you order within the next 2 weeks, you'll get the coordinating digital elements for free. Also, there's lots of comment-to-win opportunities! Each stop on the hop (including this one) will be giving away a winner's choice set from the August release to one random person who comments though August 31st. How awesome!

OK, now off you go to the lovely Laura Sterckx's blog. It's so great having her on board for this release! I can't wait to see what she, and the others have created!!

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly


August Release Tour of the Stars 



2. Jenny Martin, Guest Star and winner of Playdate No. 2 Challenge

3. Heather Hoffman, August 2014 Leading Lady

4. Lyndal Higgins, September 2014 Leading Lady

5. Gayatri Murali, The Talent

6. Heather Pulvirenti, The Talent

7. Joni Andaya, The Talent

8. Kelly Griglione, The Talent

9. Laura Sterckx, The Talent

10. Lea Lawson, The Talent

11. Mayuri, The Talent

12. Vanessa Menhorn, The Talent

57 comments:

  1. Awesome cards! Especially love that first one with the doors and striped paper underneath!

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  2. Oh my goodness Kelly these are all gorgeous!

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  3. Great cards Kristie, love the Sympathy card.

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stripes peeking through the doorway Kelly, and your FAB autumn tree & Halloween card!

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  5. Fabulous projects. Love how you cut the window in your first card to expose that wonderful paper. TFS

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  6. I'm totally casing the first card! So clever! The Halloween card is so classy and spooky!

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  7. Oh i love love love the open door, awesome idea!!

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  8. Love them all Kelly, but the house with the open door is super creative!

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  9. Love your Spooky design and the colors on the rest of the cards really pop!

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  11. These are so cool, Kelly! The door opening on the first card is brilliant! I really like the shaped card, and the colors in the tree and leaf card are so pretty. The Halloween card is super chic. Love them!

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  12. Fabulous cards! Love the door that opens with the darling kitty, the gorgeous fall tree, and the spooky bats!

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  13. Oh my heavenly stars!!! This is almost too much awesomeness for one Friday night! ....I said almost!!! hehe :) I love so much about each one of your delightful creations, I'd end up typing a small novel if I actually started going into detail! So I'll just say that you are one incredibly inspiring gal and these are all absolutely marvelous and so much fun to look at!!! Thank you so much! Amazing job!!

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  14. You create beautifully! Love everything you did, especially the house!!

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  15. Fabulous! Love the shaped card and how you used only the door on the first one!

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  16. Blow me away creations Kelly. I love that the shutters open on the one.

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  17. Superb cards ! I loved the one with open window a bit more something fun !

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  18. awesome projects. Just love the opening window on your first card. Very inspiring.

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Love the House card! Awesome stamp sets!

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  20. Great cards! I love the house-shaped one especially.

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  21. All the cards are really fantastic! Really loved the sympathy card. So clean and elegant! And the house card is cute too!

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  22. Amazing!! I love them all, especially the first card using just the front door...genius!! Have been loving the house stamp thru this hop and never even thought about just using that part. Incredible idea!! And to open it up into that gorgeous striped paper...doesn't get any better than that!

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  23. Kelly!!! We have to talk about that inner patterned paper - is it a separate addition, or your card base with the printing inside? How ever!! I couldn't love it more and you do it so well... I am in LOVE with the house and want to live inside it! Thanks so much for inspiring me to the hilt =] Michele

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  24. Great cards! The window card is very clever. I like how the striped pattern is on the inside.

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  25. Such gorgeous and creative projects, Kelly! Love their clean look!

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  26. WOW, Kelly, you've been busy playing with the new release, and your set of cards here is nothing short of amazing! From striped window openings, to flying bats in a night sky, to sweet thank yous and soft sympathy, your cards are fabulous! Impressive!
    ~c

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  27. Oh my gosh! These are such great cards! I LOVE that your first card features the door opening up to gorgeous and bright patterned paper!!!

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  28. I love the Spooky card...perfect for Halloween! TFS!

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  29. Love the window that opens and the cat sitting on the window sill.
    the house is so pretty and the tree with the leaves is great
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

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  30. wonderful--my fave is the first one.

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  31. Oh Kelly, you always showcase W&W so beautifully ... these are all fabulous! I particularly love the front door leading to the 'wallpapered' hall and those beautifully coloured leaves on the sympathy card! Thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

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  32. Great cards...love them all but especially the little peeking door!

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  33. My fave project is the welcome home card, it is so delightful and charming!

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  34. How lovely!! I really like your last card with just the bats and the "spooky" sentiment. I also LOVE the first card with just using the door of the house stamp. Stunning designs!!

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  35. Wonderful ideas for using these new sets, Kelly! My favorite is the autumn tree!

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  36. Oh, my! FABULOUS cards, Kelly!!! Looooove!

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  37. Goodness overload on this page. Love them all, Kelly!

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  38. Awesome cards Kelly! I especially love the first one, fabulous design as usual.

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  39. WOW wow WOW - your cards are TOTALLY AWESOME Kelly - EACH and EVERY card is ELEGANT - LOVE your STYLE!!!
    It is impossible to choose a favorite because I LOVE the SUPER CUTE house with the open front door & cat waiting to go inside, I LOVE the AWESOME house, SO COOL fussy cutting it to be the card itself, I LOVE the overlapping leaves, solitary bird & shadowy ground of your thankful card, I LOVE your sympathy card, the word that 1st comes to mind is STUNNING, then I change it to ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen and last but definitely not least, I LOVE the CUTE SPOOKINESS with the bats and golden sentiment - LOVE THEM ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your AWESOME & CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  40. Ok, these are all amazing!! But I have to really give you a standing ovation for that first card because it's so brilliant and gorgeous!! Love these all.

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  41. These cards are amazing, Kelly!

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  42. Great projects! I love the first card a ton, but they are all amazing!

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  43. fantastic cards...that peek of color through the cutout....sooo creative!!!

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  44. Wow wow wow! These are incredible! Each one so different and fun from the other!

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  45. Beautiful cards !! Esp love the first one 😄😄

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  46. Your welcome home card is just awesome! What a super-cute idea!

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  47. Gorgeous cards. I really like that spectacular striped paper peeking through the door with the cute kitty. Love the tree for all seasons set. Such beautiful CAS designs on your cards

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  48. Great cards - love the opening in the house!

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  49. Fantastic cards Kelly! They are all so controlled and balanced. Love the open doors on the first, the sweet little house, the composition of the tree card, the simplicity of the leaves....I could go on and on!

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  50. These are all amazing - I especially love the bats...so simple but brilliant!

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  51. Amazing!!!! The open window is awesome :) I love the card with the bats !

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