Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Friends & Family Stamps & Dies

Hello there!  We're officially mid-way through the sneak peeks.  Thank you so much for all your love and support over the past two days.  Your outpouring of sweet feedback means the world to me!  

Today I'm sharing ideas using a new set called Friends & Family.  It combines over 12 mix & match sentiments with a number of bold layering flowers perfect for Spring.

Up first is a card whose design was directly inspired by a gorgeous card by Heather Campbell.  I loved her idea of having flowers blooming out from below the sentiment strip so I just had to try it myself!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Flower Border Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

This set comes with four stems that are attached as part of one stamp image that are perfect for repeatedly stamping as a continuous border for flower borders such as this one.  They were spaced to work well with the daffodil, tulip, daisy and posies from the set, each coming with their own unique leaves.  The daffodil flower layers with three separate stamps to complete the look.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Daffodil Border Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card, I used the exact same design, but this time substituted the daffodils for tulips.  The tulip flower comes with two separate images to layer.  These bold images are super easy to layer quickly by hand so no positioning tool is needed, making them a great option for creating card sets with.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Tulip Border Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I layered all the daisies from the set for a bright and colorful border to frame my sentiment.  I also love the opposite phrase that says "friends are the family we chose".
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Daisy Flower Border Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card, I created a bouquet of mixed flowers using the standalone stem from the set.  I was able to length it by hiding the seam behind the layered bow from our Holiday Style set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Flower Bouquet Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I didn't have room for the sentiment on the outside so I continued the design to the inside with an extra flower I had stamped earlier for my bouquet and didn't end up using.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Flower Bouquet Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I love offering freebies so for this release (starting on January 13th) a free 5/8" flower die will automatically be included with each order, while supplies last.



I have created a card idea using the bonus flower die which I am offering as a make-n-take with step-by-step directions that you can print out & recreate at home.  Just click on the image above to download.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Friends & Family Flower Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's a graphic showing all the different sentiment combinations you can create using the Friends and Family stamps & coordinating word dies...  I imagine you can even come up with more by trading which friend or family word you use.  ;)

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Friends & Family Stamps & Dies Examples

And here's a look at the new Friends & Family stamps and coordinating dies...

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Friends & Family Photo-polymer Clear Stamps    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Friends & Family Flower Die Set releasing January 2016    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Friends & Family Word Die Set releasing January 2016

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peek.  Would you like to win a $25 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 January 14th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 15th.  :)

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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. Very pretty! I love your card influenced by Heather... so pretty! TFS Mendi :D

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  2. My favorite thing about spring is the flowers starting to pop out of the ground!

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  3. My favorite thing about Spring is definitely the flowers, though
    we tend to get more in late Spring to Summer here in So. FL.
    Love all your pretty cards. Love the last one - so cute!

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  4. Reminds me of spring! Cute cards!

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  5. I love how green everything is looking in spring and the flowers that are starting to pop up. After we found an abandoned dog in our garden and had to walk him several times a day, I noticed how many wild flowers there still are here on Crete. What I like most about spring, though, is the promise of a long and warm summer.

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  6. Such pretty cards today! What I like about spring is all the great fruit that you can eat--so great after winter!

    Chris L.

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  7. I love this set!! I love the smells and colours of spring...and the temperature. Not too cold, not too warm...just right.

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  8. Love the Friends and Family stamps and dies! The cards you made with them are beautiful! This release is fabulous! My favorite thing about spring--flowers, flowers, flowers! Can't get enough of them!

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  9. My favorite thing about spring is flowers. Love the friends and family set.

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  10. My favorite thing about spring is seeing the trees grow their leaves back. I especially like the friend sentiments in the new release! :)

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  11. You have another winner! I love the sentiments in this set, especially 'Good friends are better than therapy", lol!! My favorite thing about spring is when I can open the windows and hear the birds again!

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  12. This sets are a Must Have well done!!! As always!!!😍😍😍

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  13. What a sweet sentiment set! I'm not a huge fan of cold weather, so I like Spring for the warmer weather, the pretty flowers, and pastel colors :)

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  14. Beautiful stamp set! My favorite thing about spring is flowers:-)

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  15. Beautiful!
    Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

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  16. Warm weather and flowers! (We just got 6" of snow and soon the temp will be -17F.)

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  17. Love this stamp set! Spring is wonderful because the temps are warming up and flowers!

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  18. I love to see everything turn green and the flowers start popping
    out. I can open the windows and get fresh air and I don't have
    to wear a coat every time I got outdoors.
    The flowers are wonderful - it's dreary and going to get nasty
    so the flowers warmed up the room.
    thanks for sharing.

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  19. This set has got to be one of my favorite Sunny Studio Stamp sets!! You can always use flowers when creating and the versatility of these stamps and dies is incredible!! Love you Sunny Studios!!!

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  20. This is one of the most versatile sets I have seen!! 😍 love love love!!!

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  21. These are all delightful and just shout "SPRING!" I love the cooler weather of Spring in Florida before the sweltering heat hits us. These sentiments are terrific, too and since 90% of my cards are for friends, they're topping my wishlist!

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  22. Super sweet and fun! Your cards are so creative too

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  23. Lovely new sets and so many sentiments - love it:)

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  24. Now that I'm back in a colder climate, I love that spring means an end to snow! I love seeing flowers starting to pop up. It's a season of renewal and growth!

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  25. What an awesome new release!!
    I love the friends and family set
    The cards are super cute
    thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preety

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  26. Fabulous stamp set and dies....and what a great bunch of cards...

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  27. Pinned here:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995607808428/
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Beautiful cards
    and I love to
    see the new
    growth of things
    starting in Spring!
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Fabulous stamp set and dies....and what a great bunch of cards...

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  30. Gorgeous Stamp sets and Dies! Loved them all!

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  31. Love the friends and family stamps and dies! You feature your products and their versatility so beautifully! My favorite part about spring is when my favorite flower, lilacs, are in bloom:) I was fortunate enough to go to the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY quite a few years ago now. To see all the different colors and varieties of lilacs was amazing. Whenever I think of spring, I think of that!

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  32. Today's trio should be a bundled set "MUST HAVE ALL 3."

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  33. Ohhhh..... I love all of the flowers and that is my favorite thing about spring.

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  34. All of these cards are SO beautiful!! Each flower brings a feeling of spring to my heart and it makes me so happy to look at each of them! But then the WORDS! I just love these new phrases so much! They are so heartfelt and uplifting. Thanks for all these wonderful goodies!

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  35. Gorgeous cards!I absolutely adore the Friends and Family stamps & coordinating word dies.Such a wonderful release!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M


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  36. Such lovely cheerful cards! The best part of spring is that I can start swimming outdoors again.

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  37. The best thing about spring for me is the warmer weather! So needed after a terrible winter! Blooming flowers make spring great as well.

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  38. Love all of your cards today! Can't pick a favorite! So pretty!

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  39. So beautiful!! What fantastic creations!

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  40. What a beautiful, versatile set! I'd love to see the green grass again in spring, tired of all the white snow!

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  41. Great cards! Makes me think of Spring - And I can wait for spring! I just love this set. How awesome that there are 4 stems attached to one stamp - Perfect for making a flower border!

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  42. Beautiful stamps and I especially love the friends sentiments. I am looking forward to Friday! ♥

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  43. My favorite thing about spring is that my tulips and iris are all in bloom! I planted assorted colors years ago so am never sure what will pop up so it's a wonderful surprise

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  44. Flowers and a new vegetable garden are things I love about spring!

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  45. Very pretty spring set. I love the family and friends set, very useful.

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  46. I love seeing the spring bulbs pop up at the end of winter! Gorgeous spring themed products.

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  47. Just like all your stamp sets, cute & fun!

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  48. Great set, love that you get so many flower combinations to use.

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  49. I love when the grass starts to green up and also the rain showers!

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  50. What fun sets and such pretty & springy cards!

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  51. I love the snow melting and crocuses blooming. Gorgeous cards!

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  52. My favorite part about spring is seeing the birds come around to splash in the birdbath and all the flowers in bloom!

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  53. Mendi I love your cards my friend!!! The sentiments and sayings are so beautiful! I love how you incorporated family and friends... and the flowers!!! Tulips are my favorite flower so I'm loving these!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  54. I love the longer days, the smell of grass, the different colours ( including all the different colours of green) and the sense of renewed life. I also love the first signs of the trees with either their blossoms or budding leaves...

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  55. Favorite thing about Spring is new life.

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  56. Favorite thing about spring... the daffodils blooming in my yard!

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  57. My favourite thing about spring is watching my cats chasing butterflies among the lovely flowers. X

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  58. Such happy cards I love the sentiments set!

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  59. Ooh!! these cards are gorgeous!! The flowers are very cute! My favorite thing about the Spring is the beautiful flowers that bloom everywhere!

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  60. My favorite thing about Spring is the daffodils and tulips that "Spring" up everywhere!! So pretty!!

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  61. My favorite thing about spring is when the leaves burst out on all the trees. It seems like there is one magic day where most of them leaf out.

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