Friday, April 1, 2016

Inspiration Week: Woo Hoo, Birthday Smiles & School Time Dies

Hello there!  Today's the big day!  You can now purchase all the new stamps and dies featured this week in our online store.  Yay!!!  

Before you head over I hope you will take a quick look at all the fun ways you can use our new Woo Hoo Stamps and dies.  ;)

Up first is a graduation card using the set in a straightforward way.  The set comes with both a large diploma and a little shrunken down version for the owl to carry.  For my blue background I stamped a tone-on-tone print using the "Happy Graduation" sentiment and some clear VersaMark ink.  For the yellow portion I used the star border from the Sunny Borders stamps to stamp a continuous pattern.

To round out my little scene I die-cut some clouds from white cardstock using the Rain or Shine dies and used the Fishtail Banner dies for my sentiment strip.
Sunny Studio: Happy Graduation Owl Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Woo Hoo stamps, Sunny Borders stamps, Rain or Shine dies and Fishtail Banner dies)

My next card uses the larger graduation cap and diploma in the set without the owl for a slightly more sophisticated design.  To create the red star print, I used the three smallest star stamps from Stars and Stripes to create a random pattern.

Sunny Studio: Red, White & Black Graduation Cap & Diploma Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Woo Hoo stamps and Stars & Stripes stamps)

Up next I thought it would be fun to show how you don't have to be limited to graduation cards with this set.  For this one I created a special thank you card for teachers. Using my MISTI I stamped a random alphabet letter border using our Sweet Script stamps stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed in white to evoke the feeling of a chalkboard and to help reinforced my school theme.  I completed my card with the banner from Sunny Borders and the "Thank You" sentiment from Stars & Stripes.
Sunny Studio: Owl Teacher Thank you Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Woo Hoo, Stars & Stripes, Sweet Script & Sunny Borders stamps,


My last card goes patriotic with the cute owl from this set, adding the little hat & sentiment from Stars & Stripes. To create my background I cut 3 to 4 of the Star Borders from red, white and blue cardstock and layered them on a kraft panel.  Because I alternated their position on my panel and the border is only 5.5" long, I cut my finished panel apart and hid the gap under my blue panel (inked up in Stormy Sky distress ink).  I finished off my card using the Fishtail Banner dies to create my little pennant for my sentiment.

Sunny Studio: Patriotic Good Sam Red, White & Blue Owl Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Woo Hoo stamps, Stars & Stripes stamps, Star Border die and Fishtail Banner dies)

Here's a closer look at the 3x4 stamp set and dies featured on today's cards...


Sunny Studio Stamps: Woo Hoo Graduation owl stamp set Sunny Studio Stamps: Woo Hoo Dies

Unfortunately I didn't find the time to create some new projects with these, but I'm super excited to finally offer the Birthday Smiles and School Time dies that so many of you have been waiting for as well (the Happy Home dies are expected to follow in July).  ;) 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Birthday Smiles Dies Sunny Studio Stamps: School Time Dies

Would you like to win some of these fun products?  Today we are giving away the Woo Hoo Stamps and coordinating dies to one lucky winner using the Rafflecopter below.  You still have time to win the products featured earlier in the week as well.  ;)

Winners will be announced here on the blog on Sunday, April 3rd.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I hope you've enjoyed all the ideas this week and will stop by our shop to pick up some of our newest items.  For a limited time we are offering two different exclusive bundles to save you a little extra money and save you some time at checkout.  Don't forget you can also use the code "SAVE5" to save an extra $5 off all orders over $49.  ;)

28 comments:

  1. So perfect for the Grads! Love all fab creations! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Super cute stamps and I love the coloring.

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  3. This has been such a fun release week! I love the 4th of July card from today. The little owl is so cute and the RW&B star background really pops! They're all great, but my favorites sets from this release were probably Fresh and Fruity and Tropical Paradise. I liked the clever, fruit themed sentiments from Fresh and Fruity and I liked the pretty hibiscus and fun flamingos from Tropical Paradise.

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  4. I want this entire release. Such great sets.

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  5. Such a super cool and fun release!! FANTASTIC cards!!

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  6. My favorites are Fresh and Fruity and Tropical Paradise, but everything has looked fantastic!

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  7. Owls rule! So I love
    this owl and the
    Stars and Stripes
    stamp and the Star
    border! Wonderful
    new items.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Such cute stamp sets! And I love the cards made to showcase them! Really great designs!

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  9. Super cute stamp set, and cards!! I love all the stamp sets from this release!! If I had to choose the cute comfy creatures!!

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  10. Woo Hoo is my favorite set, but I love all of them. Wish I could get all of them now!

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  11. The whole release is just absolutely fabulous but I really like the Summer picnic stamp set and dies!!

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  12. Wonderful stamp sets, especially the Summer Picnic set.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  13. So hard to choose! I think the fruit!

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  14. The whole release is amazingly awesome and SO FUN!! Love the new Fresh and Fruity set so much - I think that one is my favorite!! Everything that happens here is just so classy and well-done!! Love and hugs to you!!

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  15. Love the entire release. Woo hoo stamp is so cute! All the inspiration was great this week!

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  16. I love the Flamingo set! So cute!

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  17. I like the graduation set as there just aren't many or no graduation sets on the market.

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  18. Great release. Hard to pick one favorite but I really like owls so Woo Hoo is the one I would pick.

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  19. Super cute stamp set and (oh) cards!!! :o) Like everything a lot! :o)

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  20. I love all your stamps. I have been a big fan of your stamps.

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  21. I can't stop thinking about the fruit and the cuddly comfy's...so gorgeous!!

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  22. WooHoo!1 I was actually just getting ready to order that birthday smiles stamp set so the dies will be just perfect!!

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  23. Totally love this cute little graduation owl!!! I can already think of so many possibilities! And I love that you came out with the dies to School time! Your entire new release is amazing! Your cards are all so very cute!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  24. So many sets caught my eye but my favourite is Tropical Paradise.

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  25. Mendi, I'm so glad I didn't miss your release party! Your example cards are gorgeous and I have a wishlist going! I love the fruit and the tropical sets best, and the wave dies are awesome..those are just some of my favs, but everything is terrific!

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  26. Who knew I needed a fruit set???!!! LOVE!

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  27. Congratulations to all of the winners....and I would love to win the Woo Hoo set and matching dies.....thanks so much...hugs

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