Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gift Tags with Lindsey Using Christmas Icons & Tag Topper Dies

Hi, Lindsey here today sharing a tag set I made using the fun Christmas Icons stamp set, crescent tag topper, and fishtail banner II dies. This set is perfect for tag making, and I was able to whip these little cuties up pretty quickly. Let's see how!



To begin, I selected some coordinating patterned paper to create my tag base from. I used the tag topper die and the fishtail banner to create the tag shape. Then I cut some white card stock strips to go across the middle of each tag. That is where I did my stamping. I selected the images and "to/from" that I wanted to use on each tag and stamped them out. I colored all the images using Copic markers. I also used Copic markers to draw a line at the top and bottom of each white piece of card stock. This added some interest and helped pull the colors together. I attached the stamped panel to each tag using some regular adhesive and added a color coordinated reinforcer to the hole in each tag. To finish these tags off, I added some matching twine.



That's it for me today. I appreciate you checking out my project and hope you will try some tags yourself. You can't go wrong with this set because it just makes the tag making process so easy with everything you need in one set. Have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Sentiments and Festive Friends with Emily

Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Sentiments & Sending My Love Cat & Dog Christmas Card by Emily Leiphart.

Hi, everyone! Today, I'm sharing a card using the Merry Sentiments mini stamp set. I created a two-line sentiment to frame this festive couple from Sending My Love. After heat embossing and watercolouring with distress inks, I fussy cut the animal heads, bodies and their gifts. The heads and gifts are popped up with foam tape.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Sentiments & Sending My Love Cat & Dog Christmas Card by Emily Leiphart.

The sentiments were first heat embossed on watercolour cardstock. Then I gave a two-colour wash with a large, flat brush, and added bright yellow and black splatter.  I die cut several snowflakes from Santa's Helpers Dies and strategically adhered them to cover up some smudges at the top of the card.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Sentiments & Sending My Love Cat & Dog Christmas Card by Emily Leiphart.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Convoy of Hope Fundraiser Update

I just wanted to pop in and let you know the results of our fundraising efforts.  With your generous support of our company over the past 5 days I was able to donate $1725 to Convoy of Hope's Feed The World Fund!  It's such a good feeling knowing that together we are helping to feed so people.



For anyone looking for a last minute tax deduction this year, they are a great organization to support. Now through December 31st someone out there has generously offered to match dollar for dollar up to $1 million which is pretty amazing.  

Thanks again for helping make our fundraiser a huge success.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Little Angels Joy To The World Card with Eloise

Hi everyone! Eloise here and today I'm going to be making this soft angels card. Pastel colours are so hard for me, I love bright bold, rainbow colours - but for these angels, I felt they needed to be soft - so I tried my best to do that. I'm using the Little Angels stamp set along with the Semi Circles dies.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Joy To The World Christmas Card by Eloise Blue.

To start off my card today I stamped out all my images on some watercolour paper. I decided I would use my zigs today to colour - since I can get a better softer colour with them. So I used various colours and then once I had finished colouring, I used all the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then took another piece of watercolour paper, stamped and white heat embossed some stars from the same set and then ink blended some blue Distress Inks onto it, fading up to white. I then used the Semi Circle dies and die cut off the top of the piece to make it look like an arch.

I then took a piece of white cardstock and die cut a cloud border on it. Then I stuck it flat to the arch piece. Now I could assemble my card. I took the three clouds I cut and coloured and adhered them down flat onto the top portion of the arch panel. I then used foam adhesive behind the angels and stuck them next to each other. I then used liquid adhesive to glue down the book onto the middle angels hands.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Joy To The World Christmas Card by Eloise Blue.

I then took the sentiment banner I had prepared earlier - I just curved the sentiment stamp on my block to get it to fit nicely onto the banner and I adhered it down to the bottom of the arch panel. To finish up my card I took some plaid patterned paper and adhered it to my card base. Then took some fun foam and popped up my entire arch panel and adhered it to the middle of my card base. I then took some clear sequins and adhered them randomly onto my scene and added a little wink of stella on the angels and that finished up my card.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Very different for me, but I think I like it. Thanks for stopping by and I'll catch you next time!

- Eloise

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Merry Sentiments Christmas Lights Card with Stephanie Klauck

Hi everyone, it's Stephanie here and I'm thrilled to be back on the Sunny Studio blog with a new card to share. For today's card I used the new Merry Sentiments stamp set and the Merry word die to create a card using some non-traditional holiday colours.  I love that the light stamps layer to make them look more realistic and it gives them so much detail and dimension.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Sentiments Holiday Lights Christmas Card by Stephanie Klauck.

I first stamped and die cut all of my lights with green, aqua and pink inks and then I added them to silver glittery string to look like a string of lights going across the card. I added the merry sentiment die cut from silver glitter card stock and then stamped the rest of the sentiment above and below the die cut word with the same aqua and pink inks that I used on the lights.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Sentiments Holiday Lights Christmas Card by Stephanie Klauck.

I added the panel to a piece of plaid patterned paper that matched the lights perfectly and then adhered the whole panel to a green top-folding card base. To add some more detail to the lights, I coloured over all of them with a clear glitter marker and then I added Glossy Accents to all of them. I completed the card with a few clear sequins on the card front.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! ;)

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Guest Designer Spotlight: Christmas Cards with Francine Vuillème

Hi everyone!  Francine Vuillème here! I’m so glad to be back on the Sunny Studio blog as a guest. I have two cards for you today. 
  
For my first project, I’m featuring the Blissful Baking stamp set. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Blissful Baking Christmas Card by Francine Vuillème

This set is the cutest!!! Look at all those baking tools and ingredients . I decided to create a little scene in non-traditional Christmas colors. I colored all images with Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. I created the tablecloth with a gingham paper and sponged the background with blue ink. I adhered the images with foam pads to the table to create this sweet baking scene. The sentiment is from the Blissful Baking stamp set too and was stamped in black ink. To finish off my card, I fixed the scene with foam pads to a soft blue card base.

For my second project, I’m featuring the fabulous Holiday Style layering stamp set. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Holiday Style Jingle Bell with Tree Branch Christmas Card by Francine Vuillème

The bell looks so real, it's amazing! I decided to create a monochromatic card with a touch of red. I stamped the pine branch in light grey directly onto the card base, as well as the sentiment in black ink. I then stamped the bell, from the darkest to the lightest, onto a white panel and cut it out with scissors. I adhered the bell to the card base with foam pads for more dimension. To finish off my card, I made a cute little bow with a red and white gingham ribbon that I glued over the bell. I really like the elegant look of that color scheme. That red stands out so beautifully! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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Friday, November 25, 2016

Bundled Up Sweet Christmas Card by Lexa

Hi everyone! Lexa here with inspiration using the Bundled Up set featuring an adorable little penguin who will be today's star. I'm counting down to Christmas, the most festive of holidays with so many treats. I remember how my granny always baked for us on Christmas day.  Her special treat is pineapple tarts --They're super yummy!!  And I am taking that precious memory as today's inspiration. I paired up the little penguin with the Blissful Baking stamps and it's coordinating dies for today's card.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Blissful Baking and Bundled Up Penguin Christmas Card by Lexa Levana.

I came up with the idea of creating my grandma's kitchen scene. I started with a piece of 4.25" x5 .5" white smooth cardstock and create a background by blending some Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. Honestly, I stamped tiny flowers from Happy Home stamp on the background to make it kinda look like a wallpaper. But sadly, it didn't show up in the picture.

The kitchen cabinet is a 1" x 5.5" piece of polka-dot patterned paper, while the doors are 3/4" x 3/4". I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink on watercolor paper. And colored them with Distress Inks, after they all set up I gave some details with white gel pen and glossy accent. The penguin size is just perfect with the tray, together with some assorted cookies on it. Yum. Here's a closer look...

Sunny Studio Stamps: Blissful Baking and Bundled Up Penguin Christmas Card by Lexa Levana.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Icons Sweet Wishes Cookie Card with Vanessa

Hi everybody! Vanessa here with a card using the Christmas Icons and Blissful Baking sets. I haven't started baking for Christmas yet, but embellished some cookies on today's card :)

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Icons & Blissful Baking Tree Cookie Card by Vanessa Menhorn.

First, I stamped the tree cookies, always masking the stamped ones before stamping the next. Then I removed the masks and colored the images with Copics. Now I stamped the tiny elements around the cookies. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the panel to my card base.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Icons & Blissful Baking Tree Cookie Card by Vanessa Menhorn.

Mmm... These stamps make me want to start baking. I think I know what to do this weekend :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vanessa

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Creating A Background using Merry Sentiments with Lindsey

Hi! Lindsey here today sharing a card featuring the new stamp set, Merry Sentiments as well as some accents from Christmas Icons. I love being able to mix and match my stamp sets and these two pair perfectly together. Let's get started on how I created this card.



To begin, I cut a piece of white card stock a little smaller than an A2 size. Then I used all the different sentiments from Merry Sentiments to cover the white base. I simply laid out the sentiment I wanted to used and stamped it in either a red or green dye ink. I just built the design as I went, and I also added in some of the adorable images from Christmas Icons in order to make the card more interesting. 

I used Copic markers to color the images. To finish the stamped part of the card base, I added a piece of ribbon and tied a knot. Then, I popped the stamped base up with some foam adhesive onto a green A2 card base. That's it!



This was a pretty simple card to create. You just have to be patient when choosing your sentiments in order for them to "fit" where you want them. I hope you'll give this design a try, and I can't wait to see how yours turn out. Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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Thanksgiving Feed The World Fundraiser & Free Shipping Offer

Starting today and lasting through Cyber Monday (on November 28th at Midnight PST) I am thrilled to be donating 15% off all retail sales in our online store to Convoy of Hope's Feed The World Campaign.


They are a wonderful non-profit organization who serves throughout the world to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.  Between now and December 31, 2016, all gifts donated to their Feed the World Fund will be matched, dollar for dollar so I thought what better way to spread some love this holiday season than help those in serious need.


But, I also wanted to do something special for you too so all orders over $25 within the USA will automatically ship for free.  

Plus, I'm super excited to say we got more of these babies in stock today just in time for both events!

Hope your Thanksgiving is extra happy!

Big Hugs!

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