Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wplus9 October Release - Day 3

Hi there! Thank you for joining me for Day 3 of the Wplus9 October Release. I am so excited to be Guest Designing with the amazing Design Team for this release!

Today we are previewing another addition to the Pretty Patches family called Pretty Patches: Tree.

A coordinating die is available for this set, which I used to die cut the hearts. I stamped a different heart on each - one is from the Pretty Patches: Tree set and the others are from the Pretty Patches: Apple set and the Pretty Patches: Pumpkin set. Gotta love coordination!

I filled in with some snowflakes from Folk Art Flurries and finished it off with a big festive bow.

This very simple card was created by die cutting the Pretty Patches: Tree shape, and backing it with some patterned paper. The sentiment is also included in the Pretty Patches: Tree set.

Finishing me off today is a card using the new Quilt Cuts 2 Die. This sequel to the Quilt Cuts 1 Die also features three different quilt block designs. I stuck to using the star quilt block and combined it with the Clear Cut Stackers: Stars dies to create a fun patchwork focal point.

I started by die cutting the quilt block from four different patterned papers. Next, I adhered them to a piece of black cardstock. I will not lie - this process was time consuming, and maybe a little tedious, but fun in a putting-together-a-puzzle kind of way.

After the quilt pieces were all adhered to the black cardstock, then I die cut it with the largest of the Star stackers.

I combined some other sets to pull the rest of the design together: the checkerboard pattern (stamped first in orange then shifted slightly and stamped again in black - which I LOVE) from Country Charm, the lace design from Mehndi Medallions, and the sentiment from the Pocketful series.

The little starbursts are from Iconic Christmas and were a perfect location for some rhinestone accents. Fun, huh? Renee, I totally thought of you while I was making this :)

Here are the links for the rest of the DT - these ladies are fabulous!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tree Trio Card
STAMPS: Pretty Patches: Tree, Folk Art Flurries (available October 5), Pretty Patches: Apple, Pretty Patches: Pumpkin - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Garden Green, River Rock, Riding Hood Red - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, River Rock - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Pretty Patches: Tree Die (available October 5) - Wplus9; Scallop Punch - SU!; Holiday Ribbon - JoAnn Fabrics Stores; Sewing machine - Janome

Season's Greetings Card
CARDSTOCK: Ripe Avocado - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: Handmade Holiday - Simple Stories
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Pretty Patches: Tree Die (available October 5) - Wplus9

Quilted Halloween Star Card
STAMPS: Iconic Christmas (available October 5), A Pocketful, A Pocketful: Halloween, Mehndi Medallions, Country Charm - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Black (available October 5), Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Chillingsworth Manor - Echo Park Paper Company
INK: Pumpkin Pie - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Pebble - Amuse|Studio
OTHER: Clear Cut Stackers: Stars, Quilt Cuts 2 Die (available October 5) - Wplus9; Adhesive Rhinestones - Recollections


  1. In a slump?
    Are you KIDDING me?!!!
    I DIE!!!!
    Like right now...
    my jaw is hanging open in complete and total AWE!!!
    I LOVE that quilted Halloween star so much I can't even find words...
    and that's a VERY rare thing for me! :)
    But everything you do always is.
    I love it all...
    but I love what you do with it even more because you are such incredible inspiration!
    it's all coming to my house and I am SO CASE'ing you!!*giggle*

  2. I agree with Renee, YOU my dear, are freakin amazing! That Halloween card literally dropped my jaw. You have really out done yourself this entire release!

  3. Wow and wow, Anya! These cards (and all your cards this week) are amazing! Love your halloween is stunning and you are making my wishlist grow! Your first card with the pretty trees and bow is beautiful!

  4. TFS. Great to see all this! I love the Season's Greetings Card that I could do for a group without missing up.

  5. LOVE what you did with the dies in that last one, girl! I've got my Quilt Cuts replacement now, but I just haven't had time to play with it. It's been a crazy week! And your tree creations are sweet as can be!

  6. Anya, I am so happy to see you guest designing for Wplus9. I love your style and you have done such a wonderful job! I love love that halloween is truly in one word.....AMAZING. Congrats to you!

  7. OK you had me with the first card - the stitching had me drooling and goes perfect with those gingham trees with the pretty hears..but then that Halloween Star? I about fell out of my chair... Like OMG How the HECK did she do that? Talk about amazing! Crazy good Anya!!

  8. Absolutely fab cards! That Halloween star is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anya...these are fabulous!!! You are rockin' this release! Love the trees and the plaid ribbon sets the tone for those trees...LOVE it!! So glad you spent the time on the quilted star....WOW!!!

  10. These are so amazing, Anya! That star is so perfectly created, each little quilty block in just the right place. LOVE it for a Halloween design. And you know I am loving the gingham trees with that plaid ribbon....swooooon!


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