Here we are! The very last day of the countdown! It certainly has been a fun one, hasn't it!
Today I get to formally introduce two of the greatest sets from this release!
You've already seen bits & pieces of this set throughout the week and let us know loud and clear that you LOVE it! Dawn McVey's new Background Basics: Woodgrain is an amazing building set that allows you to create and customize a variety of woodgrain patterns. It is so easy to use and really goes with almost anything! A fantastic basic that you will find yourself turning towards again and again!
- Background Basics: Woodgrain will be available for sale on April 15th.
- It will retail for $15.
- Background Basics: Woodgrain contains a total of 3 woodgrain strips that allow you build your own woodgrain backgrounds.
- A complementary Woodgrain Impression Plate will also be available for $16.
The second set I am showcasing today is one that I designed myself. Whenever I sat down to create a project for David, my grandfather or any other males in my life, I was left with too few options to use for focal points. This is a set I designed out of my necessity and desire for classic, stylish and tasteful male-themed images that I can use as an endless resource for masculine projects. But don't let the name inhibit your creativity! Most of the images would work well on cards for any recipient depending on your color scheme and application, as I will show later in this post!
- Masculine Motifs will be available for sale on April 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Masculine Motifs contains a total of 31 stamps (12 images, 8 sentiments and 11 masculine titles)
One last introduction for this month is a beautiful patterned paper collection that Dawn also designed, entitled Dotty Biscotti! (Fun name, right?!?!?) Our standard white patterned paper has been transformed and printed with a kraft background, with several variations of colored polka dots.
- Dotty Biscotti will be available for sale on April 15th.
- It will retail for $10. (Due to a double-process required to achieve the kraft-colored background, a slightly higher price point was required for this particular pad)
- The Dotty Biscotti Collection contains a total of 36 (8x8) sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 colors.
- The colors include Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz and Plum Pudding.
Now, how about I show you some fun projects with all this goodness!
The sentiment "for my" and then "husband" are two separate stamps, so you can customize your projects for the recipient! I wrapped some Rustic Jute Button Twine around the card front three times and tied it off.
By adding a simple sentiment to the lower right corner of the woodgrain patterned strip, I am able to balance the project perfectly! This card is so quick and easy to make, you could whip up a dozen or so in under an hour!
You might have noticed the unique black border strip on my project. This was created by stamping the solid line small argyle overlay from A Little Argyle down the length of the strip using Versamark ink. I then heat set it with clear Filigree embossing powder.
I chose to leave about an inch's worth of thread hanging off either side to add a little something extra to the card. I rounded all four corners of the car using my Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers).
I couldn't find the "perfect" ribbon in my stash, so I ended up customizing our Black & White Stripes ribbon. I colored it with a YG95 Copic marker so that it would integrate all of the colors used on my project.
I started by using our new Mat Stack 1 die with Stamper's Select White cardstock to cut out the focal point shelf. The globe was stamped in Ripe Avocado and the coordinating sentiment was stamped directly over the globe using True Black. Just love these little images!
*sigh* Just so in love with all of this! I vow to never dread creating a masculine project again! With these images in my arsenal, I can have just as much fun as I do create projects for the girls! We would love to hear your first impressions of these sets! Leave a comment today letting us know what you think and you could have a chance to win a fantastic prize package to help you create many of the projects from today's post!
- Masculine Motifs stamp set
- Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp set
- Woodgrain Impression Plate
- Dotty Biscotti Paper Collection
- Tea Dye Duo
This AMAZING package has over a $70 value! This contest ends at 11:30pm EST, Wednesday, April 14th, so be sure to leave your comment before then! One winner will be randomly selected. Only one entry per person please. The winner will be announced by midnight on our April Release Winners page.
Visit Dawn McVey's blog for more project ideas using both of today's sets!
Becky Oehlers has shared a few more tips & tricks for using Fly Away.
Heather Nichols is showcasing another project using her new sets, Have a Ball & Fillable Frames #3.
Lisa Johnson has even more up her sleeve with Chair-ished & A Little Argyle.
Kim Hughes has one last peek at her new Click Simple shape templates, Boys to Men.
Ashley Cannon Newell, our Distinguished Guest Designer, has put together her very first blog post on our behalf! Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her amazing projects!
For complete measurements & supply lists for all of today's projects, please CLICK HERE.