Monday, October 3, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing Gleeful Reindeer Stamps & Dies

Hello & welcome to our holiday inspiration week.  I'm so happy to have you join us!  I'm absolutely giddy to share what I've been up to for the past several months and all that I've planning and creating with our new release for Winter!

Today I'm sharing ideas using a new set called Gleeful Reindeer.  This set comes with three darling reindeer images, trees in three sizes, a sled, several companion images like presents and decorations for the trees and five happy sentiments.

Up first is a card that I just was dying to create using the reindeer happily leaping through the sky.  I inked up my background with Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks and then flicked on some water to help add to the snowy/ starry look.  I then added some random dots of sparkle with my favorite Stardust Stickles.  My images were colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents (by Ranger) was added to the reindeer noses for a touch of shine.

I love how the trees in this set look equally beautiful colored in green or snowy white for two completely different looks!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I went with an offset design, creating a sweet little scene with the sitting reindeer and the largest tree.  I stamped the string of lights on my tree before coloring with Copics and then added glossy accents over the top of them to make them shiny after they had been colored.  To ground my little scene I sponged on some Tumbled Glass distress ink with my favorite Jumbo Dauber by Tsukineko in the bottom right corner before adhering my pieces with a zig 2-way glue pen.  

I like the way the Doodlebug Sugarplums 6x6 paper compliments the colors in my scene and balances out a design that might have otherwise felt a bit heavy on the one side.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For those who know me well, I'm a sucker for red & white prints so I couldn't resist creating a card with a red & white snowflake background using the little snowflake images in the set.  This time I chose to decorate my tree with the little ornament image in the set.  The sled image is perfect for pulling gifts, a Christmas tree or even the sitting reindeer.

To finish off my scene, I stamped the edges of my card panel with a scalloped border from our Sunny Borders stamp set and coordinating dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I have the reindeer pulling his Christmas tree on the sled.  The set comes with two different ways for the reindeer to pull his sled with both a leather strap with jingle bells and a tied rope as seen here.  I love how these trees come to life with a little creative coloring!  

This time I used those same snowflakes for a soft, snowy backdrop.  To save time, I added several to my clear block at once, giving me the ability to stamp and heat emboss my background in just a few minutes.  For my sentiment I used a banner that is part of a set that will be shared on Wednesday.  ;)  You are going to see me using that a lot--It's quickly become my new favorite.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I thought I would also share a bonus card with you today, combining the sentiment from this set with a complimentary 7/8" stitched holly die that will automatically come free with each order placed in our online store starting on Friday, October 7th (while supplies last).



I have created a free printable PDF for you with step-by-step instructions on how you can re-create this card at home, found HERE.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Holly Christmas Card using Free Bonus Die (& Gleeful Reindeer sentiment)

Here's a full look at the new Gleeful Reindeer stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase this Friday...


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Gleeful Reindeer Holiday Stamps Christmas     Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Gleeful Reindeer Holiday Dies for Christmas

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peek.  Would you like to win a $20 gift code to our online store to spend on some of the new sets?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.  We will be giving away a new gift code each day for a total of five chances to win!  Contest closes on October 8th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 9th.  :)

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Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be sharing two fun new sets that I'm hoping you'll fall in love with as much as I have. ;)

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63 comments:

  1. I like to start my holiday cards in September and I usually end up making 15 or so cards. I love the new releases. Can't wait until they are out!

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  2. I would love this set. I started making my cards back in September and I have done over two dozen already and still making more. Thank you so much.

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  3. I usually make about 20. I start at the last minute:) Love the new sets. The reindeer are adorable.

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  4. Gorgeous cards Mendi! Love them!

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  5. Love how the reindeer just fly through the air practicing before the big run with santa

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  6. Most adorable deer set. Love all that you shared with us today.

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  7. I start making my Holiday cards in October especially on WCMD. I normally make around 30 of them.
    Love these little reindeer. So adorable flying thru the air!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Cutest reindeers ever, are you kidding me?!

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  9. What a cute set. Love the reindeer. You can use them in so many ways.

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  10. These are so adorable and the cards you created with them are so dang cute!

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  11. I love every single card.....so cute...love the bright colors used ....wow...thanks so much for sharing...hugs

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  12. I don't typically make a ton of holiday cards, like to mail out. I usually make some special cards as gifts, and what I'd like to do this year is make some great tags for gifts. These little reindeer would be perfect, they are so adorable. I just love their faces!

    Chris L.

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  13. You've created some really fun and colorful cards, Mendi. I looked back over them all after I finished the newsletter trying to pick a favorite to comment on, and I couldn't! They are all so cute and very special in their own way. The deer are just darling!! Don't they melt your heart with their sweet faces? No wonder you were eager to "play" with these new stamps and dies!! Congrats on this new release.

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  14. What stunning stamps and gorgeous coloring! I've been anxiously checking every day for the new release!!

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  15. I love the reindeer! What beautiful cards! I make between twenty and thirty Christmas cards to mail out. I never start early enough!!! I also try to make a few gift tags depending on how much time I have! Thanks again for sharing!

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  16. Cute stamps with lots of possibilities! Mendi, your coloring is awesome!

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  17. Sooooo adorable!!! I always get so excited when it's release time at Sunny Studios!!! I love all the products I have purchased from this fantastic company and I can't wait to get more!!!

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  18. Adorable cards with beautiful coloring! Love the sweet reindeer! Awesome stitched holly die too!

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  19. I make around 30 cards for the holidays for personal use. If I have time, I'll a few for my mom to send out and some for my brother. I get started as early as July so I don't burn myself out just making holiday cards as it get closer to my deadline! Love the little reindeer!

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  20. I start making my Christmas cards around the end of November. I usually make about 40 cards. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to try one of your adorable stamp sets.

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  21. I have already started my holiday cards. I now know that I NEED this stamp set. The reindeer are adorable.

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  22. I only make a few and start in December

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  23. I only make about a dozen and start after Thanksgiving. Love this new stamp set.

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  24. I usually start once the 'ber months come but I don't do it in bulk. I just do one each time I join a challenge, then collect them so I'll be ready to send it out during the holidays.-Maria Giselle

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  25. How cute all of your
    cards are! I pinned
    one at this address:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995607177710/
    Carla from Utah

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  26. I do make holiday
    cards. I'm getting
    ready to start my
    Halloween cards.
    I'll do the next
    two holidays after
    that. I do about
    10 cards for family
    for all the holidays.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. I do make holiday cards - always about 20 for close friends and family, sometimes another 20 or so for extended friends and family. Ha Ha! When do I start - that is usually the deciding factor on the 20 or 40. Now is when I usually start!

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  28. I've been thinking about what I want to make, but I won't start until the
    end of November. By then I'll have a final idea - if I start too early
    I keep changing what I want to do. I usually send out about 40.
    Love those darling reindeer - so happy.

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  29. Cute cards and stamp set. I start Christmas cards now in October.

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  30. These reindeer are adorable. I can't wait to get them and make some cards.

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  31. These cards are great. The stamp set is so pretty. The reindeer are adorable.

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  32. Mendi, this stamp set is packed with cuteness! I love that you've included 3 sizes of trees and the reindeer are some of my faves!

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  33. loving the new set, can hardly wait to see the rest!!!

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  34. What adorable little reindeer! Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  35. I have made my own Christmas cards for the past 2 years. I make about 20 and was lucky to have some extras from classes to supplement if I ran out. I'm a last minute gal :)

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  36. These reindeer are so cute! Love the cards you made!

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  37. I make at least 150 Christmas cards every year. Sometimes I start early, but most of the time I end up scrambling in November to get them made and out by the middle of December. Oh well, at least I get them done by Dec. 25. LOL Thanks for a chance to win. :D

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  38. I always have big dreams, but I try to make cards for family and close friends, so it is about 10-20. There is always room for improvement, so I look forward to increasing my numbers. Love your cards, they will make whoever gets them feel very special!

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  39. Love your stamp/die set! The cards are so cute.I am already making Christmas cards for an event to sell. Would love to win! Thanks

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  40. These cards are just beautiful! Very well done!
    I try to make a few seasonal cards throughout the year so that I am not rushed right at thr last minute.

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  41. I make Christmas cards--about 50--and usually at the last minute but always wish I had started earlier--maybe this year.

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  42. Love the reindeer! Must try these.

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  43. I don't do seasonal holiday cards. I do autumn, thanksgiving, valentine's cards for shut ins etc. Grands get Halloween cards and I need to be doing them now!

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  44. I usually leave my Christmas card making until the last minute.... this year I'm PLANNING to get started in the next few weeks, but time will tell.

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  45. I try to start in October but usually end up being last minute :D. The cards today are just wonderful. I love the little reindeer. Debra x

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  46. This set is absolutely adorable! I love your cards, too! I made holiday cards for the first time last year. I only made about 15 cards. This year, I'm planning to make about 25 cards. I'm on vacation for the next week and plan to start my cards when I get home.

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  47. These guys are just so cute! Love the card where they all have their eyes closed, jumping through the air. lol This is such a darling new set!
    Yes. I make holiday cards and I started a few weeks ago. Only have about 5 done, but it's a head start to making about 20.

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  48. OMG the reindeer are so cute!! This is one my favorite new holiday sets. I especially love the "friends" card. This is the first year that I'll make my Christmas cards, but I usually send about 50. I had planned to start over the summer but we were moving, so now I'm hoping to start this month.

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  49. I make about thirty cards for Christmas. I started planning them last month and am getting elements of them ready now. I am not fast so I need a lot of time. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  50. All of the holiday cards are adorable!! The reindeer are totally cute!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  51. I'm loving the reindeer! I always have the best intentions to plan one design and then make bulk cards but I never end up following through and make a ton of simple stamped random cards last minute!!😬

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  52. I make holiday cards, it is about 150 cards and I start making in July :)

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  53. I love the trees in this set. Cute cards!

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  54. Oh my gosh my friend... this set is adorable!!!! All of your cards are darling and those reindeer are so stinkin cute!!!! Love the size of the trees and I can definitely see endless possibilities with these!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  55. The reindeer look so happy! Cute, cute, cute!

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  56. Love the cute reindeer. I usually procrastinate but if I had this cute set I would be motivated to start now.

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  57. I used to do handmade cards every Christmas - they always included photo(s) of my little family, and I'd start (too late!) in early Nov. to make 90-100 cards.
    Now that my kid are teenagers, we use Shutterfly or some other photo service to make our cards. They help pick the design and of course have to approve the photos! *sigh* Sometimes I wish for the good ole days when I had carte blanche to do the cards myself...especially if I could use cute supplies like this!

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  58. Thank you for the free pdf that is awesome. I 💘 using holly on my Christmas cards. I love the reindeer in this set and love making scene cards. Awesome!

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  59. Wow!! I am just in love with these cute deers and that Holly card is INCREDIBLY AWESOME!! I send out between 90 to 100 cards every year so I get started in October - this year I actually started in the third week of September!!

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