Saturday, December 15, 2018

Guest Designer Spotlight: Christmas Cards with Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, Anni here. I am back again as a guest designer and so happy that Mendi is such a kind person to let me come back for a few cards.

Today I have a set of cards for you that I created using the die set Warm & Cozy, sentiments from the stamp set Alpaca Holiday and patterned paper from Holiday Cheer. The die set Warm & Cozy is full of possibilities. I really liked it when I first saw it. But when I crafted with it, it totally blew my mind because it is so well thought through. I think, that is typical for Mendi's work. 

You got so many options with this set to decorate the hat, the gloves and the mugs. I really love it.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Warm & Cozy Alpaca Holiday Holiday Cheer Kraft Background Christmas Cards by Anika Lerche

I started by die cutting all the images I needed from patterned paper and from cardstock. Then I assembled the hats, the gloves and the mugs and added some shading with grey alcohol marker.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Warm & Cozy Alpaca Holiday Holiday Cheer Kraft Background Christmas Cards by Anika Lerche

To create the backgrounds I added some ink blending with a white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. To add some interest I also stamped some stars with the same ink on the background and splattered some watered down white acrylic paint on the card.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Warm & Cozy Alpaca Holiday Holiday Cheer Kraft Background Christmas Cards by Anika Lerche

For the sentiment I stamped "Warm Christmas Wishes" on a stripe of dark brown cardstock. I really love that there are so many possibilities to choose from in this set. Not only so many words to combine but also different fonts - so awesome!

Sunny Studio Stamps: Warm & Cozy Alpaca Holiday Holiday Cheer Kraft Background Christmas Cards by Anika Lerche


Sunny Studio Stamps: Warm & Cozy Alpaca Holiday Holiday Cheer Kraft Background Christmas Cards by Anika Lerche

I had so much fun playing with these goodies and it was a pleasure to be a guest designer for Sunny Studio!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.

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Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
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Alpaca Holiday Stamps
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Warm & Cozy Dies
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Here Comes Santa Window Style Christmas Card with Mendi

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today with a fun Christmas card idea using our Here Comes Santa stamps.  I thought it would be cool to showcase them in a window style card using our Fancy Frames Circle dies and a couple of 3/16" wide strips of white cardstock.

To fill my window I started by inking my sky from bottom to top in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks blending them with my favorite Jumbo Dauber.  When I was done stamped my tree border (twice) and my Santa and reindeer along the top.  I then used a white extra fine Sharpie paint pen to draw in some stars (or snow--I can't decide which).
Sunny Studio Stamps: Here Comes Santa Window Style Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I completed my card with a banner stamped on pale yellow cardstock to match my moon using our Sunny Borders stamps which was inked up along the edges using Squeezed Lemonade distress inks.  I finished it off with a sentiment from our Gleeful Reindeer Stamps and a simple tone-on-tone striped paper from our Striped Silly Paper pack to give the look of wallpaper.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Here Comes Santa Window Style Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to try a window style card of your own.  They're seriously so much fun!






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Gleeful Reindeer Stamps
Gleeful Reindeer Stamps
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Sunny Borders Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
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Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
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Here Comes Santa Stamps
Here Comes Santa Stamps
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy Owlidays Non-Traditional Colored Christmas Card with Vanessa

Hi everybody! Vanessa here today with a cute Christmas card using Happy Owlidays. For this card, I picked non-traditional colors.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy Owlidays Fancy Frames Dies Non-Traditional Colored Christmas Card by Vanessa Menhorn

I started with a panel of white cardstock and stamped the images, masking off the previously stamped images before stamping the next. Then I masked a snow hill shape at the bottom and applied purple and yellow Distress Oxide inks with an ink blending tool. I applied droplets of white and purple paint and removed the masks, after which I used the Autumn Splendor stamp set for the trees.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy Owlidays Fancy Frames Dies Non-Traditional Colored Christmas Card by Vanessa Menhorn

Now I colored the images with Copics and added details with a white gel pen. After I had stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment, I die-cut the large Fancy Frame Rectangle from white cardstock, adhered it to my card base and added the panel to the card.

How do you prefer your Christmas cards? Are you receptive to non-traditional colors? Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Autumn Splendor Stamps
Autumn Splendor Stamps
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Happy Owlidays Stamps
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Happy Owlidays Dies
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rustic Winter Snowy Sky Background Christmas Card with Franci

Hi there! Franci here with you today, with an elegant Christmas card featuring the Rustic Winter die set.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Rustic Winter Snowy Sky Watercolored Background Christmas Card by Franci Vignoli

I love this set of dies so much, and these woodland reindeer are so beautiful! I love keeping them white and make them pop against a dark/ bright background, but you could totally die cut them from kraft/brown cardstock or cut them out of white and color them with different mediums and techniques.

To make my card I first created my cardbase out of white cardstock. Then I masked the bottom and inked up the sky with Distress inks. I let them dry and I created a snowy sky effect with watercolors.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Rustic Winter Snowy Sky Watercolored Background Christmas Card by Franci Vignoli

I die cut all of the elements from white cardstock and I glued them down with a combo of liquid glue and foam adhesive (to build dimension and give my little scene way more interest!).

Finally, I stamped the word "Christmas" from the Alpaca Holiday set with a brown ink and added a little sparkle red heart.

Hope you like this festive card and thank u so much for stopping by today! 

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Alpaca Holiday Stamps
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Rustic Winter Dies
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Foxy Christmas Spinner Card Tutorial with Juliana

Happy Holidays friends! It's Juliana and today I'm here to share a Christmas spinner card featuring the Foxy Christmas Stamp Set. I've put together a little tutorial to share with you on how to create the spinner and I hope you enjoy it.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

First, stamp the adorable fox pair from the Foxy Christmas twice, color it and then die cut it using the coordinating dies. Repeat this with the holly leaves. Set these pieces to the side once the coloring and die cutting is complete.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

The next step is to create the spinner part of the card. Use the smaller die from the Fancy Frames Circle die set to cut an opening out of top center of a piece of green cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Use this piece as a template to line up the die and repeat this on a second piece of green cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5.25.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Once again, use the same piece as a template to line up the die on your white card base trimmed to 4.25 x 8.5 and scored in half.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

To add some texture to the card front, take one of the green pieces and emboss the front of it using the Cable Knit embossing folder.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Take a piece of thread and attach it to the back side of the opening. Adhere one of the fox images on one side of the thread and then adhere the other fox on the other side. Repeat this with the holly leaves. The leaves won't line up perfectly, but they were close enough for me!


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Use adhesive tape to adhere the insides of the Fancy Frames Circle dies to the back side of the embossed piece of green cardstock. Line up the other piece of green cardstock and the inside circle frames and adhere it on top of this piece. Adhere this piece onto the white card base, once again lining up the die cut opening. Use a liquid adhesive to adhere the white circle frames on the inside of the card.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Stamp the sentiment from the Foxy Christmas stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock die cut using the ribbon slider die from the Fancy Frames Rectangle die set. Add a piece of ribbon and attach it to the card front. Finish off the card by adding a coordinating bow to the top of the frame.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Foxy Christmas Fancy Frames Spinner Card Tutorial Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Before you send the card, wind up the spinner by spinning the image around. Close the card and then place it in the envelope. When the recipient pulls it out and opens the card, the little foxes with spin around and around!


I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own Christmas spinner card using the new Foxy Christmas stamp set and Fancy Frames Circle dies. Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Cable Knit Embossing
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Foxy Christmas Stamps
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Foxy Christmas Dies
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Sweater Vest Wrapped Up In Happy Holiday Card with Franci

Hi there and happy Monday! Franci here with you today, with a festive card featuring the Sweater Vest dies set.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sweater Vest Foxy Christmas Wrapped Up In Happy Holiday Card by Franci Vignoli

This set is so cute and it creates the cutest little sweater shaped cards ever! I decided to pair it with the Foxy Christmas set today, to have a foxy festive lovely sweater. First, I created my sweater card by die cutting all of the elements from the Holiday Cheer paper pad, white cardstock and some red glittered cardstock. I assembled the card by gluing all  of the elements with liquid glue.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sweater Vest Foxy Christmas Wrapped Up In Happy Holiday Card by Franci Vignoli

I stamped all of the images, colored them with Copics, and die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I also created a little banner to stamp my sentiment on and I glued everything down with foam adhesive. Finally I added some white details on to the little foxes and also on the patterned paper to add interest and dimension.

I love so much this fun and festive card, I planned to give this to my mom! Hope you like it to and thank you so much for stopping by today!  

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Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
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Foxy Christmas Stamps
Foxy Christmas Stamps
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Foxy Christmas Dies
Foxy Christmas Dies
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Sweater Vest Dies
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Guest Designer Spotlight: Winter Themed Cards with Leanne West

Hi everyone! Leanne West here with you today and for my last guest post of the year I’m sharing three projects that are very die-cut dominant. In fact only the sentiments are stamped. I put some the newest stand alone dies and Holiday Cheer paper pack to good use so let’s get started.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Build-A-Tag Warm & Cozy Fancy Frames Mug Hugs Sweater Vest Loopy Letter Dies Winter Themed Cards by Leanne West

First up is a decorative tag. I always like to dress up little gifts such as this fun cocoa mix and marshmallow filled cone. I used the Build-A-Tag #1 dies (with rounded tops) to create two tags that I layered together slightly askew. I decorated the tag with the mug and mittens which are from the Warm & Cozy die set. I die cut the mug from kraft card stock. To lighten the kraft color, I sponged on some white pigment ink over mug.  


Sunny Studio Stamps: Build-A-Tag Warm & Cozy Fancy Frames Mug Hugs Sweater Vest Loopy Letter Dies Winter Themed Cards by Leanne West

All pattern paper for my tags is from the Holiday Cheer paper pack except for the mittens.  The blue gingham paper I used for the mittens is from the Classic Gingham paper pack. I die cut a little banner for the sentiment. This die comes from the Fancy Frames Rectangle die set. I white heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Mug Hugs stamp set. I punched a hole in the sentiment banner and tied it plus the layered tags to the top of the cocoa mix cone with baker’s twine.  


Sunny Studio Stamps: Build-A-Tag Warm & Cozy Fancy Frames Mug Hugs Sweater Vest Loopy Letter Dies Winter Themed Cards by Leanne West

For my second project I made a quick and easy shaped card using the Sweater Vest dies. I think this type of card will be perfect to enclose a gift card to the recipient’s favorite clothing store. Again I used pattern paper from the Holiday Cheer paper pack and some plain card stock for the white trim. That argyle works perfectly to adorn the front of the sweater and serves as ground for the sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Alpaca Holiday stamp set.  


Sunny Studio Stamps: Build-A-Tag Warm & Cozy Fancy Frames Mug Hugs Sweater Vest Loopy Letter Dies Winter Themed Cards by Leanne West

For my final project today I wanted to create a colorful holiday card using the adorable stocking hat in the Warm & Cozy die set. I started with a card base that measures 4 inches wide by 8.5 inches long. I cut a panel of light blue card stock that’s just a half inch narrower than the width of the card. I die cut a decorative border with one of the Stitched Scalloped dies and the multi color stripe pattern from the Holiday Cheer paper pack.  


Sunny Studio Stamps: Build-A-Tag Warm & Cozy Fancy Frames Mug Hugs Sweater Vest Loopy Letter Dies Winter Themed Cards by Leanne West

I die cut all the components for the stocking hat to create five hats in different colors. I die cut the pom pom and trim out of white card stock and then sponged on a coordinating ink to make four of the hats monochromatic. I wanted the fifth hat to stand out so I used the same stripe as the border and added some die cut holly.  

I added a stamped and die cut sentiment. The stamped part of the sentiment is from the Festive Greetings stamp set which I white heat embossed on a thin strip of pink card stock.  From the same pink card stock I die cut letters using the Loopy Letters alphabet dies to spell out “warm & cozy”. Lastly I die cut several tiny snowflakes to embellish the top half of the card.  

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you all have a wonderful and crafty holiday season! 

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Mug Hugs Dies
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Mug Hugs Stamps
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Stitched Scallop Dies
Stitched Scallop Dies
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Festive Greetings Stamps
Festive Greetings Stamps
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
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Alpaca Holiday Stamps
Alpaca Holiday Stamps
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Alpaca Holiday Dies
Alpaca Holiday Dies
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Build-A-Tag #1 Dies
Build-A-Tag #1 Dies
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Loopy Letters Dies
Loopy Letters Dies
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Sweater Vest Dies
Sweater Vest Dies
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Warm & Cozy Dies
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