Welcome to the release of the Girlfriend Collection!!
This release has been a loooong time coming
and I am soooo excited to finally bring it to you!
Many of you have been waiting for these stamps and dies since you first saw them
in the inaugural edition of Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval Box about 6 months ago.
The wait is nearly over!!
Today and tomorrow,
the Girl Fridays will show you how much fun these stamps and dies are to play with,
I'll give you some of the backstory on the collection
and then on Wednesday,
I'll press the magic button and release them on the website :)
These stamps and dies are really fun and work so well together.
Let's see some eye candy!
Kelly simply stamped the Tag Buddy.
I love the little border strip of Curtis Background!
Gosh I love how she used Friendly Flower Fri-Dies to create that fabulous bloom!
And the stamped blooms in the background peeking over the Love Ya strip are too cute!
Archana used the stamps and dies together to create this darling card.
I really like how she offset the panel and added stitching.
Love the bottom border Jingle created!
Curtis Background is a big stamp but you don't always have to use all of it :)
Joanna's got a video on her blog to show you how she created this sparkly Friend card!
Angie curved the sentiments to give a fun motion and I adore how she layered 2 of the tags!
And this one from Julia makes me smile really big.
I love the little trail of dots and gems she cascaded across the panel
and the fun striped die cut. Awesome!
See what I mean?!
I just love this collection and I think it might be one of my most favorite that I've ever done!
So what you may or may not know
is that I designed this collection with Catherine in mind.
She and her friendship were my inspiration.
She happened to be here in Denver filming for Craftsy and we met for dinner.
It was our first real life meeting and it was like we were old friends just picking up where we'd last left off. She told me about her idea for her SOA box and I thought it sounded amazing.
(I was right, her Stamp of Approval boxes are absolutely off the chain!)
That night I went home and
I thought about the things we talked about
and my creative wheels began to spin.
The very next morning I texted her a screenshot of the Girlfriend stamps
which was inspired by her website logo.
Girlfriend 4 x 6 stamp set $15.00
And then later that next day, she posted a picture of a pattern she fell in love with at the Curtis Hotel
on a pillow or a curtain or something,
and I took one look at it and said "that's my logo deconstructed!"
It took me about 4 minutes to create Curtis Background.
Curtis Background $15.00
2 stamp sets in 2 days!
I will tell you that is my personal creative record as it usually takes me about 2 weeks or longer to design a single set.
and then Catherine asked...can you do some dies to go with?
My response? But of course!
I love dies that can be used completely independent of the stamps so
I created the Friend and Love Ya dies to do just that.
They of course coordinate with the Girlfriend stamps but you'll find that you can use them with so many other things in your stash too.
Friend Fri-Die $9.50 Love Ya Fri-Die $9.50
The Friendly Flower Fri-Dies follows the same concept.
You can certainly use them to just create an outline of a stamped image
or you can really have some fun and use the individual components to mix and match
into your own beautiful blooms.
It's a 6 die set that will cut 7 images
Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies $15.00
and last but not least, Tag Buddies because tags are just plain fun!
3 great tag shapes that you'll be able to use with anything
and for anything!!
Tag Buddies $20.00
I appreciate you all spending time here with me during my release week
so one of you is going to win this collection valued at $84
and you'll have 2 chances to be that lucky somebody!!
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Then, leave a comment on this post telling me...
What you like most about this new Friendship Collection
for your chance to win it!
***US, Canada, International, everyone is welcome to play along!***
You have until 9 pm eastern on Tuesday, January 5th.
the winner will be announced on January 6th.
Tomorrow we'll have more eye candy
and another chance to win!
Then on Wednesday the shopping begins!!
Tell your friends!!