Sunday, July 15, 2018

Winners & Sliding Window Pop-up Cards with Jennifer McGuire

Hello!  I'm so sorry this post is coming late today... After about 5 hours of sleep for three days in a row, this night owl who normally stays up past 3am, unexpected fell asleep on the couch at 11pm and didn't crawl out of bed until 11:30 this morning.  ;) 

We have five winner to announce that I will be emailing today with their gift codes...

Monday- Teresa Medeiros
Tuesday- Jo Williams
Wednesday- Marilyn Marciw
Thursday- Kimberly Perkins
Friday- Marjorie Dumontier

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate this week.  Your sweet comments here on the blog and over on our facebook page and on instagram mean so much!  

We are working hard to get more of the sliding window dies and birthday balloons back in stock.  We will keep the product pages updated with the latest info on when more are expected back in stock, and the first who have pre-ordered will be the first to get more when they come in, in waves.  :)

I'm sure most of you have already seen these, but for the select few who like me are a bit behind on your video watching, Jennifer McGuire shared these four fun cards on Friday sharing our new Fall release and some other past sets...  If you scroll down I have included her video at the bottom of this post which you can also see at her YouTube Channel.

Card No.1- Birthday Balloons & Happy Thoughts Pop-up Card

Sunny Studio Stamps: Birthday Balloon Sliding Window Pop-up Card by Jennifer McGuire

Card No.2- Berry Bliss & Amazing Argyle Pop-Up Card


Sunny Studio Stamps: Sliding Window Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberr & Blueberries Pop-up Card with Berry Bliss Stamps by Jennifer McGuire

Card No.3- Nutty For You & Greetings Word die Pop-Up Card



Sunny Studio Stamps: Nutty For You Acorn Sliding Window Pop-up Card by Jennifer McGuire

Card No.4- Fruit Cocktail & Autumn Greetings Pop-up Card



Sunny Studio Stamps: Fruit Cocktail Apple, Pear & Peach Sliding Window Pop-up Card by Jennifer McGuire



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Autumn Greeting Stamps
Autumn Greeting Stamps
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Birthday Balloon Stamps
Birthday Balloon Stamps
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Birthday Balloon Die
Birthday Balloon Die
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Berry Bliss Stamps
Berry Bliss Stamps
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Berry Bliss Dies
Berry Bliss Dies
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Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
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Fruit Cocktail Stamps
Fruit Cocktail Stamps
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Fruit Cocktail Dies
Fruit Cocktail Dies
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Greetings Word Die
Greetings Word Die
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Happy Harvest Stamps
Happy Harvest Stamps
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Happy Thoughts Stamps
Happy Thoughts Stamps
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Nutty For You Dies
Nutty For You Dies
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Sliding Window Dies
Sliding Window Dies
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Sneak Peek Week: Introducing Sliding Window Die with Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to the final day of our fall release sneak peek week!  Of course I truly love everything that we have, but I think I just might have saved one of the best for last.  There are just so many possibilities for our new Sliding Window dies and I seriously can't wait to see how you guys use them.  

I think for these dies you are only limited by your imagination so pull up a chair and check out today's cards.  Also make sure to scroll down for the video I created (gasp) and for a special offer for free shipping this weekend.  ;)

Card No. 1: So these dies create a window in the center of your card front with a sliding pop-up window where you have have hidden messages and other surprises below. This was the first one I created so I kept my design fairly simple and just heat embossed my sentiments below the sliders.  Love how the trees from our Woodland Border dies look when popped up.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Pumpkin Patch Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Dies, Woodland Borders, Fall Kiddos & Happy Harvest Stamps and new 6x6 patterned papers

And here's the front view of the card before it has been popped up...  I used papers from our Classic Gingham, Gingham Jewel Tones & Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper packs, along with the clouds from our Comic Strip Everyday die, pumpkins from our Happy Harvest Stamps and the boy pulling the wagon from Fall Kiddos.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Pumpkin Patch Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Dies

Card No. 2:  For this card I started by coloring my scene on a A2 sized cardstock panel before cutting the front with the sliding window die.  I die-cut masks for the clouds from full adhesive post it notes using cloud dies from our Rain or Shine, Sunny Sentiments and Comic Strip Everyday dies.  

For my little leaf pile I cut several masks of the leaves from our Fall Kiddos set and went to work moving them around as I stamped the pile one by one.  When I was done, I colored in the background with a darker brown and filled in the ground with quick brush strokes using my Copic marker to create the look of grass. I then added my girl to the top of the heap which I had fussy cut out, being careful to not adhere the top portion of her hat that pops up.  I then finished my card front with a sentiment from the Happy Harvest set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Girl with Pile of Leaves Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Here's a view of the card when the sliding window has been popped up... As I was starting to get a little bit more into my groove, I started to think through what I wanted to show on my sliding pop-up and down below my scene. Flat designs help the slider move smoothly so I masked off these the leaves and clouds and did all my coloring before assembling the card which wasn't the case in some of my earlier card designs where I tried to figure that out after the card was assembled.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Kiddos Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No. 3: For my third card I combined our Nutty For You die together with our Beautiful Autumn stamps.  I started by stamping the leaves and acorns onto my A2 sized card panel and coloring the images with Copics.  I then masked off the images and inked on some distress inks, first in Peacock Feathers and then mixing in some Broken China to better match my striped paper from the Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper pack.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Leaves & Acorn Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

The 3-1/4" x 4-7/8" panel that you cut to pull on and operate the sliding window is a third opportunity for embellishment with a hidden surprise.  For this card I used a contrasting color of patterned paper which I stamped with a custom sentiment using our Sweet Script stamps.  I decided to switch things up and use a piece of ribbon as my pull tab.  To counterbalance the extra thickness of the ribbon, I also die-cut a circular notch from the front of my card base, choosing to go with a side-folding card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Nutty For You Acorn Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No.4:  This is another early experiment with a prototype of the dies.  I had all my papers cut and the card assembled before knew how I would embellish it which is very doable, but also limited me in some of my design choices.  I had already adhered my rainbow created with our Sunny Semi Circle dies when I screwed up the stamping of my sentiment and needed a way to cover my mistake.  I decided I would use it as an opportunity for embellishment so I pieced together and elongated our Fancy Frames Square dies, snipping them off where they hid behind my rainbow and re-stamped my sentiment from our Sunny Sentiments set on a contrasting piece of paper.  In the end I actually like how it turned out better than my original plan, but it took some work scoring the frame to match the folds of the window.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Some Days You Just Have To Create Your Own Rainbow Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die


And here's the view inside the pop-up with the sentiment continued on the inside... This was a really simple way to quickly add a fun surprise below using a single color of ink using images from our Sunny Sentiment stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Rainbow, Clouds & Sunshine Pop-up Card using Sliding Window Die

Card No.5: Here's my second take on the previous card, this time planning the various layers beforehand.  As I was working on my other card, I really had wished I could have some colored rainbows on the reveal so for my video today I decided to use this card as my example and have a second go at it using our Rain or Shine stamps for the stamped rainbows.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Rainbow, Clouds & Sunshine Pop-up Card using Sliding Window & Sunny Semi Circle dies

As one last project for the day I created a trio of gift tags using one of the three bonus dies from the set that would be perfect for adding to the top of a birthday present on the go.  At 1-5/8" x 2-3/4" they are also a great size for mass producing for the holidays.  


I used a mix of Gingham Jewel Tones, Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones and Preppy Prints for my paper and our Christmas Icons set to stamp the "to" and "from".
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gift Tags using Sliding Window Dies & New 6x6 Patterned Papers

Miracles of all Miracles I actually created a video sharing our entire fall release as well as a tutorial using the sliding window dies (at the 11:10 mark) that you can view in HD on our YouTube channel HERE. :)



Due to overwhelming popularity the Sliding Window die has already sold out, but is now available as a pre-order.  Orders that include the die will be held and sent out when more come back in stock on approximately July 30th. Thank you for your patience.

Here's a set of printable step-by-step instructions (click on image to view larger):
Sunny Studio Stamps: Instructions for Sliding Window Pop-Up Dies

And here's a peek at this month's mini die freebie that comes automatically with orders placed this weekend. Sadly we received very limited supplies this time so they may not last long.  ;)

Please note: The leaf dies are now gone and will be substituted with our previously released mini flower die.



Weekend Offer: Receive free shipping on all retail orders over $25 shipping within the USA using the promo code FREESHIP today through Monday at 11:59 pm PST.  :)

I'm so excited you've joined me for today's sneak peek and I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, July 15th. :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a full look at the new sliding window dies featured today...
Sunny Studio Stamps: Sliding Window Pop-up Die with bonus tag & stitched label dies

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Christmas Icons Stamps
Christmas Icons Stamps
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Rain or Shine Dies
Rain or Shine Dies
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Rain or Shine Stamps
Rain or Shine Stamps
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Sunny Semi Circles Dies
Sunny Semi Circles Dies
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Sunny Sentiments Dies
Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Sunny Sentiments Stamps
Sunny Sentiments Stamps
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Sweet Script Stamps
Sweet Script 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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Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
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Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Preppy Prints 6x6 Paper
Preppy Prints 6x6 Paper
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Beautiful Autumn Stamps
Beautiful Autumn Stamps
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Comic Strip Everyday Dies
Comic Strip Everyday Dies
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Fall Kiddos Stamps
Fall Kiddos Stamps
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Happy Harvest Stamps
Happy Harvest Stamps
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Nutty For You Dies
Nutty For You Dies
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Woodland Borders Dies
Woodland Borders Dies
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