Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winnie & Walter: Premiere Day #3



Hi folks! Yep, you guessed it! The next new thing to be offered by Winnie & Walter is ...

DIES!

(affectionately called "cut-aways"). And not just any old dies, but dies for the super-popular scripty words!


It's a no-brainer that these word dies will quickly find new homes once they're released. The word dies in my home have already gotten quite a work-out! Especially the "joy" die which was used on this card to create a tone-on-tone background. I love having a secondary sentiment like this that is decorative as well as communicating an additional message.

On the inside of the card I used a bamboo patterned paper (American Crafts, Lucky Charm) because it gives the feeling of straw in a manger to tie back in with the front of the card.



The shining halo is a separate stamp so you can emboss it in gold.


The next card has a background with embossed snowflakes, blended ink, dropped water and clear sequins. Words from the Big, Bold and Merry set make a frame around the edge. To break between the "wishing you" sentiment I used a tiny snowflake. Those tiny stamps always seem to come in handy!


I used 4 layers of 110 lb paper for the cut-away words. Love how substantial they look, and it really helps to stand out on a busy background. I tried positioning the "joy" so the dot would be the center of a snowflake. 


This card uses the large-sized Happy Christmas set, which is packed full of scene-builders and sentiments. It also has add-ons to This Awesome House in the form of Santa, his sleigh, his reindeer, and a lamp post. Since I wanted the focus to be Santa and his eventual route into the sky, I only stamped the top part of the house. I sponged black ink into the star creative screening to show all the work Santa has in front of him.

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I had those charming, vintage Christmas houses in mind, so I chose muted colors like pink, aqua and silver sparkle.


I about squealed when I realized the scallops from Moonlight would make the perfect Christmas lights on this house! I colored them with Stampin' Up stamp markers. American Crafts Pow! Glitter paper is on the sides of the card.
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So, are you as excited as I was about the word dies? I used them as soon as I received them. I'm always surprised how well they cut felt too, being so skinny and all. Please check out the amazing projects from Julie, Shay and the guest stars on the Winnie & Walter blog. As always, there's a ton more inspiration on the personal blogs of our Talent:

Joni Andaya | Lea Lawson | Mayuri | Vanessa Menhorn | Gayatri Murali | Heather Pulvirenti | Laura Sterckx
 

For what could be the largest w&w prize EVER, make sure you comment on this post for a chance to win the entire October release. With ten stamp sets, all the stencils and all the dies, you will be overwhelmed with how big the prize is! 
  
Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

20 comments:

  1. Both cards are stunning! I so love your joy background and love the roof with santa on it!!

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  2. Gorgeous The first card is amazing so much detail an done perfectly and the second i love your thinking of just doing the top of the house so much fun :)
    Kate xx

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  3. Absolutely amazing cards, Kelly! You always, always rock dies!

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  4. Gorgeous cards Kelly! Can't choose a favorite! :)

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  5. You continue to amaze me Kelly!! These are all fabulous, but I really like the design on your final card, so very clever!

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  6. Brilliant cards, Kelly! I especially love the use of the 'joy' die-cut as the background of your card. So awesome! Have a fantastic day!

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  7. Killer cards, Kelly! I'm especially enamored of the first one. The 'joys' are amazing and love the whole design you've created inside and out. Just brilliant! Your last two cards are soooo sweet! I think I might have to take a side trip over to W&W in a bit...Those dies are awesome! Bev

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  8. Your cards are just gorgeous! So clever and creative :)

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  9. Kinda totally thrilled about the new cut ups as I'm a huge Big Bold fan! Great cards, I'm really loving that white on white in the first card!

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  10. You've worked magic with these new cutaways, Kelly ... the tone on tone joy is so perfect with the image ... I love the sponged background behind the peace & joy ... and how fun is Santa and his sleigh up on the roof! Anita :)

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  11. Wow! These are really impressive. Beautifully done!

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  12. Just beautiful...I love them all.

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  13. Sooo pretty!!! Love, love, love!

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  14. Love all your cards. Very pretty.

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  15. Fabulous cards, Kelly! I especially adore your little Santa scene. And you've made me very excited about these new dies.

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  16. True "Kelly cards," Kelly! Very creative and expertly executed!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Love your cards. The Peace and Joy is my favorite.

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  18. These are absolutely beautiful cards!

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  19. Wow--dies. That is exciting. I've been watching W&W from the sidelines, but the dies might just put me over the edge.

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