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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thanks a Million: Clearly Whimsy Release Day 1

**This is my 2nd post for today.  If you are looking for my Lil' Inker Design post, please scroll down, or click here.  Thanks!!**

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy August Release!

Jen Thurs Thanks Million Stitched Borders Closeup


Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products.  We are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday.

This month we are thrilled to welcome Iris Wiechmann as our Guest Designer. Iris will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing her wonderful creations featuring our August release. Welcome Iris!

Today we are revealing the Thanks A Million 4x6” stamp set and Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 4x6” stamp set, together with the Thanks large word die and the Stitched Borders die set.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.


Jen Thurs Thanks Million Stitched Borders

This is such a fun release!  For my first card I used the new Stitched Border Trio die set.  I used all three dies on this card.  There is a straight border that stitches just a stitch (it doesn't cut an edge, just cuts the stitches), a curved die perfect for making shaped cards and a "hilly" border that has a "swoosh" to it!  :)  I used those dies to create my background.  Then, I used the cool new Thanks Large Word die to cut my thanks with glitter paper.  I embossed the "a million" and the little twinkling stars from the new Thanks a Million stamp set.  What a fun combination of products!

Jen Thurs Basic Borders Thanks Million

For this next card I was inspired by this pin for the color combination.  I started by stamping the chevron border from the new Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 stamp set.  I embossed the sentiment in silver that is included in the Thanks a Million stamp set and also embossed the cute little notebook paper from the same set.  I added Rainbow Teal Shimmer twine from the Twinery.  I thought that this card could be used for a teacher, especially if it were stamped in school colors! 


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:


Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

26 comments:

  1. These cards are absolutely stunning! Love the vellum :)

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  2. I love the colors you used and the vellum!

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  3. These look stunning! Love the vellum overlay on both! The chevron background looks amazing too! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are stunning! I love the way you have used the stitched borders, fabulous sentiment and the use of vellum is so effective.
    Sue xx

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  5. Both of these are great, but I absolutely LOVE that second one! The chevron pattern in the background is so perfectly stamped and I LOVE the color combo!! GORGEOUS!

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  6. fun cards...love the border dies under the vellum on the first.

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  7. such unique colors on the first card! love it!

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  8. I love the rich, vibrant colors on the first card. Then you toned them down with the vellum
    Great projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. I like the backgrounds on your thank you cards.

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  10. What great cards! I just love the lightness that the vellum overlays give to them both!

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  11. Awesome cards....love your thinking!! Well done!!
    Hugs

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  12. Your cards are super-cute! I really need that "thanks" die!

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  13. Love both your cards!! My fave is your first patriotic card!!

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  14. I didn't know whimsy was doing stitched dies until I found your blog. Love your cards and loving these dies as much as LID....ahhhh...which to buy...haha

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  15. what beautiful creations, but your first one is absolutely STUNNING... I love how you've layered the die cut papers as the background. Very Creative.
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  16. awesome projects! that release looks great!

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  17. love how you used the vellum over the dies!!

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  18. love the use of vellum on the card. very nice cards

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  19. Love the vellum idea. beautiful cards.

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  20. Your first card is simply stunning.

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  21. Fantastic cards, such great design. I love the embossing on the vellum. The colour combination on the chevron card is gorgeous.

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  22. Super cute cards - love the vellum and the clean look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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