Monday, June 27, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing City Streets & New Happy Home Dies

Hello there!  Today kicks off our inspiration week with a brand new stamp set being showcased each day!  All of the new items being shared this week will be available for purchase this Friday on July 1st.  Make sure to check back and visit us each day for more inspiration, peeks and prizes!  

Today I'm starting off with our new City Streets Stamp set and coordinating dies which were designed as a follow up to our popular Happy Home stamps.  This set has 3 downtown buildings, 5 sentiments and lots of fun miniature accessories to compliment them. 

For my first card I wanted to go bright and happy with touches of black to make the colors pop. I borrowed the tree stamp from the Happy Home set to fill out my little scene.
Sunny Studio Stamps: City Streets Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (with Trees from Happy Home)

For my next card I used some stitched ribbon to evoke the feel of a street and a basic metal rimmed office tag to highlight the little cafe table and chairs from the set.  I created cloud masks by cutting post it notes using the new Happy Home Cloud Dies and then sponged on my ink over the top.  I love the big reveal when you pull off the masks and how the clouds look as a one-layer image!  

I finished off my card by setting my acrylic block down over the tag and then bending my sentiment to match the curve.  I love this easy little trick and the extra oomph a curved sentiment gives!
Sunny Studio Stamps: City Streets Cafe Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (with tree from Happy Home set)

For this card I thought it would be fun to go bright and masculine for a change and to focus solely on the car stamp from the set.  I used my Signo Uniball gel pen to create the dotted line for my street and sponged on some soft Tumbled Glass distress ink as a backdrop for the cars.  My sentiment was borrowed from the new Sock Hop set that will be shared on Thursday.  ;)


Sunny Studio Stamps: City Streets Cruisin' By To Say Hi Car Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I chose to go soft and sweet on this card focused on the bakery building in the set.  For my card mat I used Neenah Desert Storm (Kraft) cardstock to pick up the colors in the building.  I created a pale pink ombre effect for my sentiment tab using Spun Sugar distress ink and finished off my card with an elegant rhinestone embellishment.
Sunny Studio Stamps: City Streets Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card I thought it would be fun to use all the images from the set and to create a bright, happy color palette by stamping the images in different colored inks.  To give my images depth I then quickly (& carefully) colored the images with coordinating pale Copic Markers.  I say carefully because I stamped using dye inks which can bleed if too much coloring is done over the top.  

I finished my card with a banner from Sunny Borders and a Birthday Sentiment from Comfy Creatures.  For my hearts I used the Stitched Heart Dies which were covered in stardust stickles and glossy accents and popped up with foam tape.
Sunny Studio Stamps: City Streets Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Here's a closer peek at the new City Streets stamps, City Streets dies and the long awaited Happy Home dies (you can click on the images to view them larger).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New City Streets Stamp Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New City Streets Die Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New Happy Home Die Set

Are you still with me?  Each day this week we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to our store using the rafflecopter below for a total of five lucky winners. The contest for each post closes at Midnight PST on Friday, July 1st with winners announced on Saturday, July 2nd.  :)





58 comments:

  1. So very cute Mendi!! I love all the cards it's a great scene setting set (say that 5 times fast!)
    TFS, so inspiring!

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  2. Love the new set and these cards are so adorable!

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  3. Love the new set! Just got my first sunny studio stamps a couple of weeks ago. They are just the CUTEST! Can't wait to see what else you have for the new release.

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  4. All these cards are so cute. The new set is great.

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  5. Fabulous variety of cards using these new products. My favorite city to visit is Cleveland, Ohio because it is close to me and has great museums.

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  6. Love New Orleans. And I love all the scenes you created.

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  7. These cards are awesome. I'm so happy there's a matching die for Happy Home. This City Streets set is a great additional set. So many possibilities.

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  8. Savannah is my absolute favorite city to visit. Every block has it's own park and the history of the city is fascinating beyond it just being absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Really like this set and especially how you used it for the background on the birthday card.

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  10. Yeah, super fun houses :) And im excited to all the new goodies

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  11. Great cards. Love the new stamp set and dies.

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  12. Super cute! Love the scooter and car!

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  13. Cute cards and love those stamps. Would love to play with them

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  14. Cute cards and love those stamps. Would love to play with them

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  15. I love all you're cards especially the soft bakery one. My face city so far is New York, I've only visited once but I loved it!

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  16. A friend, Taunya B., just showed me your stamps! I am in love and am so glad to have found you!

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    1. Thank you Indy! So happy you found us. :)

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  17. Love how you used this new set in so many neat ways. My fav. city to visit is San Diego.

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  18. Wow!! Look at the "pop" of colors on those cards!! !Love the VW bugs......super cute!

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  19. This is an awesome stamp set! I've been waiting a set like this! Love the bakery & the coffee shop!!!!

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  20. These cards are so cute--love them! My favorite city to visit--I do love Santa Barbara!

    Chris L.

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  21. Such lovely cards 💕💕 My favorite city to visit would be New York!

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  22. So cute and great
    looking stamps!
    I like to visit
    Heber, Utah.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. This City Streets set is AWESOME! Great for scene cards, which I enjoy making! My favourite city to visit is Halifax, NS. I live in a rural village in NS and there is some great shopping in Halifax.

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  24. Wonderful cards! Such a fun set with so many possibilities!

    My favorite city to visit......Kitty Hawk, NC. Love the Outer Banks ♥

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  25. How did I miss this yesterday? I love the style of this set. Hope you will add to it occasionally with different shops and buildings. Beautiful!

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  26. Love this new set! Wish there was a die for the car--perfect for masculine cards! I love to visit San Francisco.

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    1. Thank you Linda. The coordinating City Streets die set includes a matching car die too. Yay! :)

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  27. I just love this set! A Beetle was my very first car ever!!!! I'm going to have to get this one! Hmm, favorite city to visit? That's a tough one! How about any city where there's a beach and sunshine!!

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  28. I visited New York City years ago in my 20's and would love to take my kids back there!!!

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  29. super cute set!! great cards too :-) I love Chicago!!

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  30. This is really SWEET! Awesome set!! I love the city streets!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  31. Hmmmm.....my favorite city to visit is NYC, of course!! This stamp set is flipping' adorable! I really love the card you made with the images stamped in colored ink!

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  32. OH My Gosh!!! Loving this set!!! Happy Homes dies YES!!!!! Just got this stamp set and was hoping! I'm not a city girl so nah I don't like to visit the city. I would love to visit Denver someday or Portland Oregon.

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    1. Thank you. I actually can see Portland and the Columbia River from our balcony. :)

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  33. I am so thrilled about this new set and love that the houses now have dies too!! You have made some of the COOLEST, most DELIGHTFUL and FUN cards with this new set!! I am just so impressed and thinking that the city I would most like to visit is Camas, Washington!!! ;) Sending major hugs to you - I am SO PROUD of you!! By the way - I introduced another stamper to your products and SHE LOVED them!!

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  35. Beautiful sames. Great new stamp set

    Kathleen

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  36. Fabulous stamp set and I love all the beautiful scenes you created Mendi!

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  37. I'm really looking forward to visiting Vancouver later this year, hopefully it will become a favourite. Can't wait to add this set to my happy homes set!

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  38. So cute and great
    looking stamps!
    I like to visit
    Heber, Utah.
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Great stamps - these are on my wish list. I would love to visit New York....one day!

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  40. So cute. I love the style of your illstrations

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  41. Savannah and Charleston are my favorite cities to visit

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  42. What a great set! I love the buildings and the little car...what fun to create fabulous scenes!!

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  43. Super fun set! I really love the buildings in this set! Perfect for scenery!

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  44. What a cute, creative set! I especially love the very colorful card at the end. My favorite city that I've visited so far is San Francisco. There's lots of fun things to do and beautiful weather!

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  45. How cute! Love the buildings and the car... and all the cute accessory pieces. Oh boy -- a favorite city? NYC, Miami, Chicago, LA. Every city has something to love! :)

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  46. What a fun set. Love the houses and shops

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  47. New York and Edinburgh in Scotland for me. I love love love this release, hope it's available easily in the UK.

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    1. Thank you Rachel. I don't currently have any stores who carry our brand in the UK, but we ship small packages fairly reasonably to the UK. Small packages ship for between $5 to $11, but jump up after they reach 8 oz. because they no longer can be classified as a large envelope. :)

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  48. This is beyond lovely! It could create virtually any cute skyline! Love it.

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  49. I like to visit Pittsburgh and now that my daughter and her family live in San Antonio I like to visit there!

    Awesome cards!


    Great release thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless

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  50. Oh what a gorgeous set! Great little town, kinda reminds me of a small town I visited this past March in Connecticut. A town called East Haddam! They have all cute little victorian boutiques and shops... and this set reminds me of that so much! Love your cards, especially the one where you used all the images in the set in those gorgeous bright colors! Love it!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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