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Sunday, 1 July 2012

...New Stamps for July 2012

Good evening (or early morning, sorry Australia and Malaysia!) and welcome to the July release at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Longest post ever...you'll need sustenance...and this handy checklist to make sure you don't miss anything...




If you are new to us, you are very welcome! We design and produce clear stamps made from the best quality photopolymer (that's the good stuff) and today we are releasing four new sets, and bringing you previews of another 3 that will ship mid - July. We hope you find lots of creative inspiration. Our big news today is that we're super excited to bring you new Mini sets! 3x4 inches at the equally mini price of £3.99. Perfect for sampling a little WMS if you haven't already!

Today also we have some cut files available - we are trialling making cut files available to match some of our sets. To kick off our cut file selection we're giving away cut files to match the new mini sets, North Shore and Heroines - Fairy Princess! They will be freely available on the freebie section in our store, we'd love you to pass the word along. Cut files for the larger sets are available in the store at the terrific price of just 50p (approx 75centsUSD). Cut File purchases will also count towards free shipping.


Before I forget, let me give you the links to the Design Team Blog Waltz happening right now where you can see some gorgeous examples of what you can do with the new stamps shown below, and we've been previewing for several days already so it's worth a scroll back to see what's new! Be sure to visit all of the DT ladies and Don't forget to comment, there's a prize!



Remember - FREE standard shipping for orders over £50 to Everywhere, yes, you're included! (approx $78.54 USD, $79.85 CAD, $76.73 AUD, €62.03 Euros, rate subject to change) and if you don't need £50 GBP worth of stamps today you might be interested to know that shipping one set to US costs around $4.25 USD. We ship our stamps out from our company base here in Northern Ireland. Please note our free standard shipping offer does not include tracking. 

Win Your Basket 
Folks ordering between now and the 3rd July will be eligible for our 'Win your Basket' promotion - we're going to pick one lucky shopper to win the entire contents of their cart!!!

And here are the New goodies for July


Heroines - Fairy Princess
Set size – 3 × 4 inches

A New Mini set!!!

This set is perfect for use with the Castle collection Templates and Cut files.
A mini girly set! Drawn in the same style, with the same font used in the sentiment, this little set will mix and match perfectly with both the Half Pint Heroines and the Half pint Heroes. Perfect for colouring or paper piecing or simply stamping!
6 stamps in total - the princess dress measures 2.25 inches by 2.125 inches at hte widest point without a head. The crowned frog measures approx 0.75 inches square.
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



Freebie Heroines - Fairy Princess Cut files




North Shore
Set size – 3 × 4 inches

A New Mini set!!!

Surfing themed mini stamp set. Grunge styled Iconic surf imagery, wings, banners, surfer, and hibiscus flowers. This set co-ordinates with the My Island set and also works well with Free Spirit, Free Spirit Sentiments and the wood grain stamp from Way out West.
 5 stamps in total - One large focal image, 3 inches by 2.75 inches at the widest points, 2 matching flourishes, a sentiment and an extra date.  All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



Freebie North Shore Cut Files


My Island
Set size – 6 × 8 inches

Capturing that summer holiday vibe perfectly, My Island features classic vacation images, palm trees, sunsets, Islands. Use the semi solid panel to stamp the background sky colour first and then overlay your sunset, or sunrise with the colour of your choice, add the sea/land base in a third toning shade for an instant summer vista. Stamp your small island silhouette, or maybe a beach umbrella, or perhaps a beach hut - you have lots of options for creating little summer scenes as focal points for cards or even supporting images for scrapbook pages. Use the large palm trees image as a focal point for your card or with the small island to give your card depth.

The solid rectangular and sunrise stamps are proportioned to suit Spellbinders classic rectangle die templates and the oval stamp will fit a Spellbinders classic oval from the Classic ovals large set.
Drawn in a laid back grunge style, this easy to use set will fill your summer card needs and more. Containing 21 stamps in total this set is brimming with South Sea style.

 The solid rectangle measures just over 2.5 inches by just under 2 inches. The 'Relax it's the summer' sentiment is 2 and 3/8 inches long by 3/4 inches tall inches long by just under a half inch tall. 
All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.



My Island Cut Files
Available in store
5 cut files, the large palm trees, a palm tree panel, the beach hut, the beach parasol and a cut file for the Relax sentiment.


Playful Pinwheels by Anya Schrier
Set size – 6 × 8 inches

 A delightful feel-good set from Anya. Classic pinwheel shapes in various sizes for paper piecing, colouring or stamping with the many pattern fills provided! Endless combinations of patterns can be achieved. perfect for celebrations or just being happy! Supported by 13 sentiments, this set is sure to lift your spirits! The large pinwheel blades shape measures just over 2.5 inches square. The 'You are my Whirl' sentiment is 1.75 inches long by 3/8 inches tall. 
  All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


Playful Pinwheels Cut Files
Available in store



Castle Collection Template PDF only
Available as a classic template PDF download, or with cut files, see below. This template bundle makes a Castle shaped card and a Castle Basket.




Castle Collection Template PDF with Cut Files

This template bundle contains traditional template PDF together with SVG and DXF cut files for folks who can use them in their personal cutting machines. This template bundle makes a Castle shaped card and a Castle Basket.


Shrink Plastic
For a limited time we will have shrink plastic available in store, I used it on the necklace I made during the preview samples, if you haven't had the pleasure of watching this stuff wiggle under your shrink ray (heat tool) you have no idea what fun you are missing!


Nestabling
We also have a small selection of
Nestabling designs available in the Trimmings section on the store. We have 4 designs available and
if these do well, we'll add more!



Heads Up

I also wanted to show you what else is coming. These 3 sets are going to be available for shipping in mid July. They weren't quite ready for the July 1 release, but I don't want to hold them back until August...I'm making my jam now...how about you?

These items may be ordered now, they will show up as backorders at the store, but they will not ship until mid July. I'm letting folks know about them now, so's they can make an informed decision!


 

Big Berries - Strawberry
Set size – 3 × 4 inches
A cracking mini set featuring our favourite summer fruit, the Strawberry. This berry is big at just shy of 3 inches tall by just over 2.5 inches wide at the widest points! A two piece berry so's you can stamp the stalk in a proper green! 4 cracking little sentiments to complement it! A cut file will be available free for this set.
 The 'You're so yummy' sentiment is 1.25 inches long by 0.5 inches tall. 
  All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


 
Candy Jar
Set size – 3 × 4 inches
The empty Candy Jar from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers
will be available as a single stamp on its own from mid July also. The Jar body measures 2.25 by just under 2 inches. The Candy jar lid measures 7/8 by 1 and 7/8 of an inch. 
  All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.


The Candy Jar stamp will be available separately so that folks wanting to use the new set below won't have to purchase a complete set just to get the jar. If you already have the Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers set then you are all good for adding to your collection with the new Jar fillers series, beginning with this set below:



Jar Fillers - Jam Packed
Set size – 6 × 4 inches
Please note, If you don't already have the jar from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers you will need the Candy Jar stamp, above, to use this set.
A Jar Filler set designed for use with the Candy Jar. Using the stamps in this set you can 'convert' your Candy Jar to a jam jar and stuff it full of summer goodness! You can have classic jam jar lids or fabric wrapped lids, perfect for paper piecing and coloring. Wee little weeny labels to add to the fun! Cut files will be available for this set.
The mini labels measure just over 1 inch tall by 1 and 5/8 inches wide. The outline fabric lid is 2.25 by 2.5 inches at the widest points.
  All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

see how it works here



Phew!

 Spread the Love 
and maybe win $100 Gift cert for the store!

Now if you have any reserves left to read on, might I interest you in our Spread the Love promotion?
We're hoping that word of our new small set sizes will get out there, we're hoping you might like to help. We recently started a WMS Pinterest board and we are loving the inspiration to be found there, we are also on Facebook, and we're actively encouraging folks to spread the word in these areas! If you are not on either of these sites, you can still enter by spreading the word on your blog.

How to Enter:

1. Select your favourite from the mini sets highlighted in this release post here today - you have either Heroines - Fairy Princess, North Shore, Big Berries or Candy Jar.

2. Pin an image of the set to your Pinterest board under your favourite things or inspiration, or share the link on Facebook, or tell folks about it through your blog. Tag your pins or shares with #WaltzingmouseNewMinis

3. When you have shared our big news come back here to our blog and leave a comment on this post to let us know what you did. We will pick a winner on the 4th of July and announce them here on the blog. If it's you, you could win $100USD gift code for the store!!!

Ok, if you survived all that you are a TRUE BLUE WMS buddy!

Hope it tickled!



78 comments:

  1. What an amazing post,I think I may need to lie down for a rest after reading it all now though :-D

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  2. Oh wow Claire, I think I will pin them all lol!! I love the berry set and the jam jar fillers, just so fab! This is a lovely summer release!

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  3. Wow Claire I love all that you have done, those berries and that jam look fab!

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  4. I LOVE the minis and my fave is Big Berries! I posted to my personal FB, my Fan Page, Twitter and I pinned it to my inspiration board on Pinterest.

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  5. My, it looks like you've been very busy! These new sets are awesome and a fantastic idea - I'm looking forward to seeing what the design team have come up with for the pinwheel set :)

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  6. I pinned north shore. I think I'll pin the berry set too. Awesome! I'm dying to win that GC cuz I NEED My Island, NOW!

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  7. Not sure if I can enter more than once but I also pinned big berries.

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  8. This release was worth the wait! Love it all and just pinned big Berries. :)

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  9. Fab new stamps and am thinking of pre-ordering already!

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  10. The candy jar and all its fillers have been on my wish list forever. I pinned it!

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  11. Whew! That is a LOT! You have been super busy. I pinned the strawberry mini because, wouldn't you know, I came back from the market with LOADS of strawberries today.

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  12. Colour me true blue! I am so thrilled for you and all this wonderful news. Would you believe I'm starting to think more seriously about an electronic cutter, just because of the possibility of getting WMS coordinating cut files?!
    And thank you for offering the single jar to accompany the adorable jam-jar set -- a great example of a decision that is not only good business sense, but shows thoughtfulness toward the customer! Gosh, I love WMS! Off to Pinterest and Facebook to promote wholeheartedly. :-)

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  13. Love the new sets....I've pinned the berry set to my products I love board...had to be that one after all Tiptree is famous for its strawberries and jam!!

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  14. Claire, these new sets are just amazing. I want them all. I just love your style and your DT is awesome. Are you ready to add any new DT members? PS I ready all your post and will repost on FB soon. Hugs

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  15. It's hard to pick a favorite. They are all so precious. I guess all the jars intrigue me. They are going to be so versatile and can't wait to have fun with them
    Cindy

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  16. Love all the new stamps set - super cute for sure

    Monica
    ilu4eva3@gmail.com

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  17. Claire - thank you for such lovely sets. I think my two favourites are North Shore and My Island, but I do love the jar fillers - this will be fun. I've pin several on my Pinterest page and also on FB.

    Really enjoyed seeing all the lovely samples with the Pinwheels stamps - great set Anya!

    Now all I have to do is wait patiently (or not) until the postman arrives. :)

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  18. Going to be some real fun with these new items i cant wait.

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  19. Great fun releases - I'm so looking forward to the berry and the jars too ;)
    Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

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  20. STunning new stamps Claire!
    LOVE the jar and strawberries so cute!

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  21. Just back from finishing the hop, amazing work by all the ladies as always!!

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  22. Love your stamps! I tried to link to FB, not sure it did, oh, well. Now for the hop!!!

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  23. Love the Jam Packed mini set, and the fact that you created the candy jar stamp in it's own mini set! Pinned it!!

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  24. OH Claire what lovely goodies!!! I finished my temp job for June and except for my DH being on vacation this week and a holiday midweek, I am ready to start catching up!! Looks like i will be busy!

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  25. Love all the new stamp sets! My favorite is the pinwheels, oh they are all my favorite.
    swhetzell@charter.net

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  26. I've pinned the Pinwheel, Jar fillers and My Island. Love them!

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  27. I pinned the big berries! :)

    Thanks for making such wonderful sets, Claire! Love the "My Island" set as well! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  28. I did a blog post with info about the "Spread the Love" contest and a pinterest pin of the new mini strawberry set. I am so excited that you are going to have mini sets....I like the versatility this provides and the lower price point for some new stamps! :)
    Thanks you have all out done yourselves! Great work from the design team on all the posts this week! :)

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  29. Great new releases Claire! Love the Big Berries stampset. Need to figure out how to pin it or blog on it. Really like to win that gift certificate so I can order all the new releases all together! Good luck. Happy stamping from Holland. Grtz, Olga

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  30. Great new releases Claire! Love the Big Berries stampset. Need to figure out how to pin it or blog on it. Really like to win that gift certificate so I can order all the new releases all together! Good luck. Happy stamping from Holland. Grtz, Olga

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  31. The new mini sets are a great idea - have pinned them to my crafty wishlist on pinterest :-D
    Can't wait to try the cutfiles on my cameo too - much easier than fussy cutting on north shore!!!
    Tara

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  32. Claire, what a great release. Fell in love with My Island & North Shore as soon as I saw them, your cards are amazing and what a great idea to produce the mini sets.

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  33. So cute, love these little minis. I have to say the strawberry one is my fav! I pinned it along with some others on my pinterest!

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  34. Great blog hop. It's always fun to see how different people use stamps on their projects. Love your new release stamp. :)

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  35. Great hop! So many fabulous cards to see... all the new designs are fabulous!
    DeniseB

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  36. Wow, so many good things it made my head spin! The new sets are awesome and I love that you are doing mini-sets! You are so generous with the freebies, too!

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  37. Okay, I pinned your adorable Heroines - Fairy Princess set on my Pinterest page! It's on the board named "Waltzingmouse cards and stamp sets I love."

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  38. I love the new My Island set and Pinned it. Not sure if I tagged it correctly, just used your tag in the description. Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  39. I pinned My Island and the Castle basket, though I could have pinned the lot. The release is full of so much goodness and I really like the pre-order jam jars too. I am going to make some jam this morning, so very timely!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/261701428317349586/

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  40. I think your new jar filler, Jam Packed is going to be a huge success...how great for everyone to be able to purchase the jar all by itself, that was a super thoughtful idea! I just pinned this set on Pinterest as one of my Favorite New Things. Thanks for the chance to win! Great release this month, as always!

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  41. Catharine Goldbaum2 July 2012 at 01:49

    I love your designs,I had never seen them before.I shared a link on facebook.I can't wait to see all the terrific cards and ideas in the hop!

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  42. Cute stuff! I shared the Fairy Princess set to facebook.

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  43. Phew! I got all the way to the end and I posted about the mini sets on my blog. It was a FABULOUS hop and I'm completely enabled and inspired! Now to go shopping!

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  44. Great release--love the pinwheels and princess.

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  45. I pinned North Shore....awesome new mini sets release!

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  46. Claire, those stamps are really made me said "Awesome!". I prefered North Shore stamp set because the image is out of this world. The waves look very very beautiful and awesome! This is truely WMS. Well done Claire. I like all details in those stamp set including flourishes label.

    The berry set also co cute.

    I'll place my order soon.

    Love,
    Noddy (Malaysia)

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  47. Love your release Claire!! And the jar fillers came out just in perfect time: my daughters and I made strawberry jam for the first time in about 10 years on Friday! I've pinned the little princess mini and the north shore: both great looking sets and a great concept!! I wish you the best of success with your new endeavors (and I love the new cut files: I really admire that you have taken this new challenge and conquered it!!) Hugs!!!

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  48. My absolute favourite is "Jar Fillers" it fits perfect for the Christmas Jar Set. Love your stamps!

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  49. Oh my goodness do I LOVE that gigantic strawberry! Preordered the three. Pperfect for my strawberry jam making this year. Pinned to my 'I want' board to drool over till then. I don't suppose there's any chance of a black/red currant stamp - I've never been able to find something suitable and its my main fruit crop. Must be a British thing.

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  50. These are all fun filled stamps hard to choose love them all. I don't have a blog or facebook but I have rang round all my crafty friends so they know of these fabulous sets. Now off to blog hopping. Thank you Claire for bringing such wonderful products.
    Would love to win as its my birthday this Wednesday 4th July.
    Hugs Rizwana

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  51. Oh my, everything is out of this world wonderful. I just pinned my favorite mini set, the princess, and wrote in the notes section that all must check out the newest size by WMS!!!!!

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  52. Claire an incredible release...
    as always!!
    And so excited that we're going to do it again next month...
    YAY!!!
    I pinned the mini's...
    and you know I'll blog them too...
    I think they are such a fabulous idea...
    everyone needs to know! :)

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  53. I love the spread the love idea you've come up with. I shared my love on pinterest.

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  54. great release and I have shared info about the new mini set North Shore on my FB page!

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  55. I just received Half Pint Heroines so I had to pin Heroines- Fairy Princess. Looking forward to this set too :)

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  56. I love, love, love the fact that you are now selling mini sets!!! And not only that, you are considerate enough to sell just the jar alone so we don't have to buy an entire set. I wish more companies were more like you. Your sweetness and generosity truly inspires me. I pinned 2 of the minis to my stamp wish list board. Can't wait to own them!!

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  57. What a fun new release. I bought more new sets than I ever have. It seems to me that you came to my little beach town in San Diego (Cardiff-by-the-Sea) and did your sketches for My Island and North Shore. I recognize so many of those silhouettes. I have pinned North Shore to my Waltzingmouse pinboard (along with practically all of the DT samples).

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  58. Great new stamps!! I pinned two cards made with the Heroines-Fairy Princess on my Pinterest board. Can't wait to start playing with these new amazing stamps!

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  59. Love the new stamps. I've pinned the Strawberry minis on my Pinterest pinboard

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  60. Awesome new sets; excited that you are trying SVG files to match your stamps. Great blog hop.

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  61. So many fun sets out! I chose Big Berries and pinned it to my To Get: WMS board on Pinterest. ;)

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  62. Ok I don't use pintrest too much but I pined the candy jar in ..... The oh I like this board....... of my pintrest. I just ordered it today can't wait to play around with it.

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  63. Phew - that's a LONG post! Fantastic new stamps Claire - am so looking forward to using the strawberry one (Not sure if my order has gone through today?) I've put it all up on my blog!

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  64. Phew! That was the longest post I've ever seen. Love the new mini sets Claire but especially the strawberry one. Have put a bit of blurb on my blog!

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  65. Hi, I am new to Waltzingmouse. I pinned Big Berries on my card inspiration board!

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  66. I love them all, but I blogged about my favorites. Here is the link to my post.

    http://theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com/2012/07/waltzing-mouse-preview.html

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  67. Wow, Claire, I love your new release - especially the castle card and box! I pinned that one AND shared on facebook AND tweeted it. Does that get me 3 entries? LOL! j/k

    Thanks for the chance to win. You rock!

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  68. I haven't ever used Pinterest but I have given you a big write up on my blog- especially the Big Berries set.

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  69. Hello Claire! I pinned the candy jar mini to pinterest! I am so excited about the new size and can't wait to play around with the new sets!

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  70. So happy to be able to get these for my daughter and myself! I was so tickled, I posted links to all the new sets on my Facebook and on our website!! I wish all of the DT, WMS staff and Clair the very, very best! But who needs luck with talent like Ms. C and her little mousey crew!
    Hugs,
    Melinda

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  71. i thought i had commented but don't see it so here goes. my fave is the berrries and i am heading to my fb. i don't have a blog ... yet!

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  72. i just posted you on my facebooke page!

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  73. Posted the release on my Facebook page at
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/jan.garber.9. Off to write up a blogpost, too! Need to figure out the Pinterst thing...hmmm.

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  74. Posted on my blog about the July release and a picture of my fave, the Candy Jar! So many options there!http://scrapnsurprise.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-waltzingmouse-stamps.html
    Thanks, Claire, for the terrific giveaway!

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  75. I liked WM on FB and shared on my wall!
    DeniseB

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  76. have shared the new heroines - fairy princess on my facebook and am (not so) patiently awaiting the set to arrive in my post box!!
    CK.

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  77. I am new to your site but am so exited to find it
    Cant wait to place an order for some of your new realeases

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Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!