Wplus9 August/September Release Day 2

I'm back today with Day 2 of the Wplus9 release.  Today the design team is introducing a new stamp set called Country Charm and two new dies, Clear Cut Stackers: Pinking Squares and Quilt Cuts 1.

For my project I used Quilt Cuts 1 & Pinking Squares.  Let's take a peek!

Once I started playing with the fun patterns included with the Quilt Cuts 1 die, I discovered that I could turn one of the quilt patterns into flowers :)  I die cut and assembled three "flowers" quite quickly.  Here's how:

I started by die cutting  Quilt Cuts 1 in several different patterns.  Then I punched a 1 3/8 circle and covered it with adhesive.

I adhered the outline of my flower first. 

Then I filled in the petals using a coordinating pattern.

In no time at all, my embellishments were ready to add to my card. 

To finish off my "flowers" I added a circle from one of the other patterns in the Quilt Cuts 1 Die, then topped them off with a button and twine.  To make them look even more realistic, I added a leaf sprig from the Folk Art Florals Die.  Fun, right?!  You could make these in all kinds of colors and patterns!

Before you go, see the pinking edge on the left side of my card?  That's the Clear Cuts Pinking Squares Die.  I simply trimmed off two of the edges on the largest square and used them as a border on my focal panel!  And the sentiment is a sneak at Pretty Patches: Apples, more on that tomorrow!

Ok, that's all from me!  Head on over and visit the Wplus9 design team.  I'm sure they have amazing samples for you today :)

Elise Durenberger
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jinny Newlin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Jean Martin
Savitri Wilder

See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  Pretty Patches (sentiment) Wplus9
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU!), Fine Linen, Spring Moss (PTI) Farmhouse patterned paper (Crate Paper)
Accessories:  Quilt Cuts 1 Die, Clear Cut Stackers:  Pinking Squares Die & Folk Art Florals Die (Wplus9)  Spring Moss Buttons (PTI), Linen Thread (SU!) Corner Rounder (CM)


Jill Norwood said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Great card and the flowers made me smile big!!!

Helen L said...

beautiful card, and love the tutorial on making the flowers: thanks!!

Elise said...

You're SO cute! What a GREAT tutorial and suggestion for those fun flowers! I can't believe that for the goodness of playing with these excellent dies, we get SUCH interesting and useful leftovers to play with as well! {!} This card is positively YUMMY! Yipeeee!

Ann said...

Oh my goodness I just love this Quilt Cuts idea! I'm going to have that set for sure. Your card is just lovely - beautiful combination of colours and patterns. It wonderful!

Lynn said...

I love how you showed us a tutorial on the die. Gorgeous!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super cute, Maureen, and so warm and divine! Really love your sheared edge, and your tutorial is perfect!

Dawn said...

Amazing. Having a "why didn't I think of that" moment here! Be.a.utiful!

Sharron said...

Fabulous card! Love how you added the pinked edge and thanks for the tutorial on creating those gorgeous flowers!

Cristina said...

Ha! We had the same idea! Love your tutorial and how your "flowers" turned out. So pretty!

anya said...

Such a great card, Maureen! I love how you turned these shapes into flowers, and I so appreciate the quick little tutorial! What a fabulous, creative idea!

Kristie said...

Maureen!!!! This card is so bright and cheery, love how you made the flowers and the tutorial is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it!! :)

Jeanne said...

Love your flowers and buttons - too cute. And that you used the Folk Art Florals Die for your leaves... perfect! Your card is so pretty.

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card, Mo! So bright and cheerful :) Love the step by step instructions! What you did with the pinking squares die is brilliant! What an awesome border!!!

Hugs to you!

Kerrianne said...

Ok seriously...you are a GENIUS! I couldn't figure out a "smooth" way like you girly. You made those orange flowers lovely just over the top beautiful! So thrilled to have you on the team this month :) :) :)