Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing Mug Hugs & Blissful Baking

Hello and welcome to day 2 of our Inspiration week featuring the new stamps and dies from our Winter release coming out on Friday!!!  Can you tell I'm excited?  Today I'm showcasing ideas using the Mug Hugs and Blissful Baking sets. 

For my first card using Mug Hugs I created a Clean and Simple Rainbow inspired card using the coffee cup from the set.  After coloring all my images with Copic Markers, I added some interest to the hearts on each cup using Glossy Accents.  To make my cups stand out and reinforce them as a cohesive border, I added a piece of black cardstock behind them, hiding the seam behind the cup lids.Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs Cup of Cheer Rainbow Coffee Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My second card for the day features a sweet little scene combining the new Blissful Baking set with the Penguin from Bundled Up.  To set my scene up like a kitchen counter, I simply inked up a simple line across my card using the edge of a post-it note as a mask.

The bag image in this set has been left blank so that you can choose to turn it into either flour or sugar (or one of each).  

The cookie sheet was designed to fit an endless array of cookie options from the set for holiday cards as well as Valentine's Day and everyday occasions.  While this set does offer coordinating dies for each of the cookies, they can also be stamped directly onto the cookie sheet before coloring.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Holiday Penguin Christmas Card (using Blissful Baking & Mug Hugs)

Next up is a fun & festive take on the Mug Hugs set.  This set comes with an undecorated star sugar cookie just waiting for you to add the sprinkles of your choice.  A candy cane from the set turned upside down becomes a peppermint stick for my hot drink and I snuck in a tree shaped cookie from our Christmas Icons set (being shared on Friday) to complete my little scene.

I actually had the top portion of this card done and then went in search of a patterned paper to give my card some weight & interest along the bottom.  I completely lucked out because this piece just happened to be a near perfect match.  You would think when I have a foot high stack of Christmas paper collected from over the years that I would have endless options, but it turns out this was the only one that came close to working with my colors.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card focusing on the hot cocoa image from the set.  I'm not actually a coffee drinker, but I can make a mean cup of hot chocolate so this image is near and dear to my heart.  This time I chose to adorn my cookies with heart sprinkles to match the heart on my mug.  My subtle print in the background of my brown cardstock is using a standalone marshmallow image that comes with the set.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next project, I thought it would be fun to show how the Blissful Baking set is perfect for so much more than just the holidays.  I designed most of the sentiments in this set to work well all year 'round and for many of them to fit nicely on a gift tag of baked goodies (which I will be sharing more ideas for on Friday). 

In case you're scratching your head why there are two of most of the cookies, I provided them in two slightly different sizes, giving you the ability to line up two rows of cookies and have them work with the diminishing perspective of the cookie sheet.

This set also comes with an extra little squiggly line image that can be added to the bowl to make it look like there's dough inside.  I left it as a separate option to expand the possibilities of the bowl and the ability to use it together with other images like the fruits found in our Summer Picnic set.

To set the stage and frame my images, I created a panel using our new Crescent Tag Topper dies.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Blissful Baking Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For this fun shaped card I mixed the candy canes and sentiment from Mug Hugs with the peppermint swirl candy and Sweet Word die from Sweet Shoppe.  You know I'm always looking for more ways to incorporate a rainbow into my cards.  ;)  

To make the scalloped edge match my candy cane rainbow, I loosely inked on some distress inks to match where the candy canes would land on my card and then went back and tried my best to blend them together.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs Rainbow Candy Cane Shaped Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

The coffee cups from Mug Hugs make great little holiday gift tags!  I made sure to design this image really symmetrical so that you can create double sided tags and adhere two die-cuts together.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs Coffee Holiday Gift Tags by Mendi Yoshikawa

Before I wrap up, I thought it would be fun to create one last card focusing just on the snowflake images from the Mug Hugs set.  While these were primarily designed to fit on the mugs as embellishments, they're also great all on their own.  

Using THIS fabulous card by Laura Bassen as my inspiration, I heat embossed the snowflakes around the perimeter of my card panel and then sponged on Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers distress inks.  I then stamped some extras, die-cut them with the coordinating dies and popped them up with foam tape.  
Sunny Studio stamps: Mug Hugs Snowflake Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

The Mug Hugs set actually started as a digital set created for the Coffee Lover's blog hop last year.  While the digital version is no longer available, you can see several more ideas that would work well for this set at that post HERE.

And here's a full look at the new stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on October 7th (you can click on images to view them larger):


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Mug Hugs Holiday Stamp Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Mug Hugs Holiday Die Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Blissful Baking Stamp Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Blissful Baking Die Set

I hope you've enjoyed this peek at Mug Hugs & Blissful Baking.  Would you like to win a $20 gift code to our online store?  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 unveiling our new Little Angels set and sharing tons of fun ideas using it!

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70 comments:

  1. So very cute Mendi!! Your cards are SO cute! TFS

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  2. Sorry favorite hot Beverage is Coffee, double double...that's Cdn. for two sugar, two cream :D

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  3. Oh my GOODNESS! Loving all the projects...the new sets are super awesome!
    My fav hot beverage is coffee :)

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  4. Mendi, I'm not sure if I have enough room to say everything I'd like to about this release. I am absolutely crazy about every single component in each set you've shown us so far, I'm making cards in my head as I look at the images! I love that you consider the diminishing perspective of cookies. And that like me, you have stacks of paper but only 1 pattern works with your colors. Can't wait to get my hands on this release!

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  5. Wow!!!! They are all fabulous cards! Love the colors and your designs, Mendi.

    My favorite drink is coffee, mocha and tea.

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  6. These new sets are so cute! Love all the pretty inspiration of your cards. Love the candy cane rainbow circle card! Awesome sauce! I am a hot coffee drinker!

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  7. These sets are adorable and go together perfectly! Now I'm looking forward to cold weather and holiday baking. I'm weird and I don't really care for coffee or tea, so my favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

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  8. Wow! All the extra thought that went into these is awesome! I absolutely LOVE that you did the two sizes of cookies for the cookie sheet!!! My fave beverage is coffee (but of course!)

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  9. I love the new sets and my fave beverage is coffee!

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  10. Hot cocoa all the way! I can't wait to get my hands on the Mug Hugs set!

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  11. I love lattes and flavored coffees!

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  12. Love the versatility of Mug Hugs from using the snowflake to create a background to using it for any Coffee Bloghop. All great cards.

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  13. I'm definitely a coffee drinker all year!

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  14. Loving the stamp sets! My favorite hot beverage has to be hot cocoa! I drink it like most folks drink coffee .. lol :)

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  15. Delightful creations!
    During the cooler weather, I love a mocha!

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  16. Love the wonderful ideas today. Not much for hot beverage but tea would be my choice.

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  17. I love this new release! The coffee cups are to die for!!! Love the colorful way you always present your sets. They are fabulous!

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  18. These stamp sets are just too cute. Great inspiration today. Lovely cards.

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  19. OMG! They are just super SWEET! I love the penguin baking!!
    Such adorable cards by everyone!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  20. Oh, my poor bank balance! I want both of these sets and the penguin!!! I hope they come to the UK soon. Debra x

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    1. Thank you Debra. Tracy at www.diestodiefor.com placed an order. ;)

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  21. My favorite hot beverage is coffee. Love the card samples today.-Maria Giselle

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  22. So cuuuute!!! AGain, knocking it out of the park with all the new products!! All the sets are GREAT, but I really like the Mugs & Hugs set!! Lots of ideas!!

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  23. Since I already have the Bundled Up set, I really like seeing your inspiration card of him baking cookies.

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  24. Love me a good peppermint mocha around the holidays!! I am already sold on the Mug Hugs set :-)

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  25. Fun and colorful creations. I like to drink hot tea.

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  26. Adorable!! I love hazelnut hot chocolate from Starbucks!! The release has been AMAZING so far!

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  27. Hot chocolate of course!! Haha

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  28. Fav hot drink is coffee first, then hot chocolate 🍫.

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  29. I LOVE these sets - so cute and your inspiring cards are amazing!!

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    1. Also, I love coffee...of all sorts but I am a cliche pumpkin spice latte in the fall gal.

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  30. So super cute. I am going to have so much fun making cookies and baking without the calories!!!

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  31. To answer your question.... I just had a Dunkaccino for the first time last Fri and have had 2 since then. So I guess you'd say I'm hooked. Waiting for my raspberry chocolate cappuccino to come via Amazon.

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  32. love both these new sets!! they are must haves.
    You really do create the cutest sets!

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  33. These new sets are so cute! My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

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  34. My favorite hot beverage would have to be hot cocoa! Mendi, your new baking set is just amazing. It is everything I could have ever wanted in a baking set, thank you for making the perfect stamp set!

    Chris L.

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    1. Thank you Chris. I'm sooo happy to hear that. :)

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  35. Love PSL. Love all your designs.

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  36. So super cute! I am loving all of these new stamps and dies - I want them all! My favourite hot beverage is chocolatey chai tea!

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  37. Loving all the cute
    goodies and I like
    Hot Chocolate!
    Carla from Utah

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  38. Coffee with creamer is my favorite hot drink. I also love to drink plain, hot water!
    Karen

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  39. Really love the cards and the color combo. Great job!

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  40. My favorite hot beverage is coffee, but I do limit it to 2 cups per day. I have to say that every single card you've done is so beautifully colored and eye catching! Love them all!!

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  41. I adore the rainbow coffee cups and the candy canes. So dang cute!

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  42. Im a Coffee kinda girl so LOVE this new set! Love the baking set too!!!!

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  43. My favorite hot beverage is hot cocoa. I am not a coffee or tea drinker so chocolate it is. :D Thanks for a chance to win!

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  44. Mine is hot apple cider!
    Sweet cards with lovely stamps!

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  45. I love the release so far!! Very cute !!! I can't wait to get them in my hot little hands!!

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  46. Such a yummy release! My fave is hot chocolate 😋

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  47. Love this adorable and sweet release!

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  48. These designs are just fantastic! But I must admit to having a sentimental favorite. The one that says "We go together like chocolate and marshmallows" reminds me so much of my Mom. She often teased that she like a cup of marshmallows with a little bit of chocolate. :D I was always the opposite but she found a kindred spirit in my son & trained him from an early age to appreciate hot chocolate the right way! I would use this stamp on a scrapbook page of them enjoying their winter treat.

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  49. Hot cocoa for sure, but don't forget the marshmallows, they are a must! Love your cards, I think the snow flake one is my personal favorite.

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  50. Oh, the new sets/dies are absolutely ADORABLE and "gotta haves"!!

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  51. My favorite is the blue card with all the snowflakes. Cool!

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  52. I don't drink many hot beverages.
    My drink of choice is a cold Pepsi.
    thanks

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  53. I love so many hot beverages...but I would say mint tea. :)

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  54. Amazing creations! They are adorable, fun, and pretty! Fantastic products! I especially love the hot cocoa and cookie card as my favorite drinks is cappuccino! So this card makes me want a cup, lol!

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  56. Okay... the blissful baking is near and dear to my heart! I bake every year for the Holidays... and this set just spoke to my heart!! Both of these sets are amazing! I really love Mug Hugs.... such a hot chocolate drinker myself and I just love peppermint stick in my cup! I LOVE IT! Your cards and gift tags are just fantastic!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  57. Super cute images, love everything. My favorite hot beverage is coffee.

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  58. Although I have coffee everyday, I'd have to say cocoa is my favorite hot drink. (It's often hot where I live, so often I'll just have an iced coffee!) Thanks for these wonderful samples. SO colorful and creative and yummy!

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  59. This post made me thirsty and hungry!
    Great products!

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  60. I 💘 this set course I think Christmas and cocoa go ✋ in ✋. Hmmmm if you sir your cocoa with a candy cane you make mint cocoa lol.

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  61. This set is amazing times super amounts of awesomeness!! LOVE it!!! And these ideas and masterpieces you have shared with us - WOW!!!!! Sending you hugs - you are amazing and my favorite hot beverage is Wassail. So yummy on a winter-y night plus it makes the house smell so good!!

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