Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Pet Sympathy Stamps & Dies

Hello there!  We're halfway through our sneak peeks for our new release for Fall coming out on Friday.  

Today I am popping in to share a new set for a very specific occasion called Pet Sympathy.  We all love our animals like part of the family and sometimes traditional sympathy cards and stamps don't quite fit the occasion when someone we love loses their beloved fur baby...

Up first is a puppy dog angel card.  The stamp set comes with separate pair of wings and halo to expand the versatility of the set and allow you to use the animals for non-sympathy related projects.  I started by inking the center of my card panel with Tumbled glass distress ink and then layered a cloud from our Sunny Sentiments set.  I colored my pup with Copic Markers and then added some glossy accents to the heart in his mouth for a touch of shine.  I then stamped a random heart pattern with the two solid hearts from the set on my card base and repeated the red color for part of my sentiment.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy Loss of Your Furry Friends Dog Angel Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I created the kitty version of my first card.  I love that I was able to color my kitty to match my own favorite kitty growing up.  There are really so many ways you could color him.  

I created my cloud background by first creating a stamped scallop edge with our Sunny Borders stamps and then layering it with clouds from our Rain or Shine and Sunny Sentiments stamp sets.  For my background I lightly inked on some worn lipstick distress ink and stamped my sentiment in a soft grey.  It still felt a bit plain so I went back and added some random tiny pink hearts and it's just what it needed.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy Sorry For the Loss of Your Fur Baby Cat Angel Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card using an interchangeable sentiment that can be used for either cats or dogs depending on how you stamp it.  The set also comes with a toy mouse and a ball of yarn so by substituting the accessories this card design could work for either a dog or a cat.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy Dogs Leave Paw Prints On Our Heart Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My next card uses a similar design with the paw prints.  This time I used our Traditional Tag Topper dies to frame my sweet dog in the dog bed with some of my favorite sentiments from the set.

To put my dog inside the bed, I stamped and colored a second dog bed to layer over the top, cutting off a portion of the bed for the top layer.  The dies that come with this set also cut out that interior line, making it super easy to slip your dog or cat inside the bed.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy Best Walks in Life Are Too Brief Dog Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next I created a non-sympathy card by pairing the images from the set with a sentiment from our older Furever Friends stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy Sending Warm Fuzzies Orange Tabby Cat Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I have another everyday themed card, this time pairing the kitty from our Furever Friends set with the cat bed from the new stamps.  It's so fun to finally have some accessories to go with the kitties from that set!  For my background, created my own patterned paper by repeating the phase "I heart cats" using some of the extra words from the Pet Sympathy set.  I love the red, black and white color scheme, don't you? 
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pet Sympathy & Furever Friends I Heart Cats Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's a full look at the new Pet Sympathy stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on Friday morning.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Pet Sympathy 4x6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Pet Sympathy Coordinating Dies

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 July 22nd at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, July 23rd.  :)

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Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be sharing a super fun set for fall and beyond that I'm hoping you'll fall in love with as much as I have. ;)


Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:

Sunny Studio Rain or Shine 4x6 Stamps    Sunny Studio Sunny Sentiments 4x6 Stamps    Sunny Studio Furever Friends 4x6 Cat Stamps    Sunny Studio Sunny Borders 4x6 Stamps  

72 comments:

  1. The new set is just darling. I have never owned a dog or a cat. We always had birds and fish growing up and I have a small parrot today. We almost adopted a pair of kittens a few years ago when we down in the Keys, but I was afraid of how my parrot would react to them. I love all animals and even talk to the ducks that come around. lol

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  2. Oh my gosh I cannot WAIT until this set comes out - I LOVE IT!! We have a pup who is the sun of my solar system, he makes my life complete and brings me more joy than I ever could have imagined. I love all animals, but I am definitely more of a dog person than a cat person as I am highly allergic to cats (I wish them well, but will never own one, bring on the pups!) Thanks for making this cute set, and for the chance to win!

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  3. Wonderful new set for animal lovers. I do not own a pet but my mom has a Yorkie and she comes to visit me every day for a treat and a drink. So I guess in a way I do have a pet....lol

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  4. Love this stamp set! I don't have anything for pet sympathy in my stash.

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  5. Wonderful cards! Love that this set can be used for other occasions.
    I have a dog and a rabbit and am definitely a dog person.

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  6. I am a dog & cat lover. I just love all animals, and this set is great, since we need this kind of set to make cards for friends and family who have lost a beloved pet.

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  7. Very sweet stamp set. I love how you did the angel wings!! I'm most definitely a crazy cat lady! 😂

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  8. What a sweet set! I have two Bassett Hounds, Daisy and Duke. They are the sweetest dogs on the planet and love everyone they meet! I'm not a cat person, but my dogs even like cats. When one climbs into our yard, Duke runs over and licks them on the face <3

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  9. I am definitely a cat person! I am owned by my Siamese cat, Coco. I like to say that her name is on the house deed but she lets me live here...
    Sweet cards!

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  10. This is beautiful! I have dogs and cats and love the, both. I have also lost both in my life so this set is a beautiful one to have to off r comfort.

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  11. Wonderful set and
    great cards. I love
    both dogs and cats
    and have both and
    a parrot!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Fabulous set for pet lovers. I have had both dogs and cats. Right now we have just one cat.

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  13. Our family doesn't have any pets, but my boys would love to have a dog.

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  14. Very sweet idea. Love the cute birthday card.

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  15. I love this set. I have both a dog and cat. I can't pick a favorite, what if they read your blog, I'd be in trouble then. 😉

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  16. What an adorable set! I'm definitely a dog lover. We recently lost our little pooch to cancer, and I miss him so much.

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  17. lovely cards and super ideas - prefer dogs:)

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  18. Hi Mendi ~ These are perfect! Unfortunately I've had to send out several pet sympathy cards over the last two years and these sweet stamps will make it all so much easier. Thoughtfully perfect. Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to Friday!! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  19. Great set, I will need to get this set. While I like both dog and cats, I am more of a cat person.

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  20. omg -I really NEED this set! We have more furbabies than can be counted on fingers and toes, lol. I love everything about this set -that the wings can be added only if needed and that it's for both cats and dogs -as we have 2 of each! I am the cat person and hubby is the dog person at our house.

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  21. Wow!! This is a must have set for anyone's stash!! People love and mourn their fur babies and thesis set is perfect for those occasions!!

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  22. Adorable set and cards. I do not have a pet, but consider myself a dog lover.

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  23. Adorable cards ! When a furry friend is crossing the rainbow bridge, the human staying on our side needs plenty support !

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  24. They are just purrfect. Actually I'm a dog lover first and cat next.... I've had both at the same time and loved them equally. Now, I own a dog that has my heart.

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  25. That is a great stamp set. I'm sure a person who lost a fur baby would certainly appreciate a card like those. I would. I have four dogs and I love them to pieces.

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  26. A much needed stamp for those tough times. We had both cats and dogs and I'm more a cat person now.

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  27. I lost Bear last summer. She was 11 years old.
    I've always had dogs but I do like cats. They
    just seem so independent and the dogs are always
    happy to see you.
    Love the sympathy stamps - it meant a lot to me
    when someone sent me a card of sympathy when I
    lost Bear last year.

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  28. Love my fur babies and your new dog and cat stamps. So SWEET!
    I am more of a cat lover!

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  29. Love this set, I just lost one of my dogs a few months ago and the cards I received from friends really helped ease the pain.

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  30. Great stamp set, we needed this one!

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  31. There just aren't enough good dog/cat stamps & dies, especially those for sympathy. Thanks for filling that void!

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  32. Such a nice set for dog and cat sympathy. Great idea to have halo and wings unattached so the set could be more versatile.

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  33. I love this new set, I have made many pet sympathy cards, this will make it so much easier.

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  34. A new Pet Sympathy set is ideal for me...and the kind of cards that I often make....
    Looking forward to adding this set to my collection of Sunny Studio stamps

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  35. I love the animals in this set. They're not too cute-sy for the sentiments. Has anyone ever done a Rainbow Bridge stamp?

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  36. This is a must have! Perfect for pet sympathy cards, or other pet cards! Love it!

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  37. Sympathy cards are so thoughtful, but difficult to create, but not with this stamp set! Thanks for making a difficult task more bearable!

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  38. Currently we have two cats but I consider myself an animal lover. Wonderful new images

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  39. Such a cute set, even though it's for a sad time. Love the samples!
    I have two kitties--love both dogs and cats, but partial to kitties!

    Chris L.

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  40. It's great that you created this set. It would be such a comfort to anyone grieving over a pet. I have a pug named Remi, and I'm most definitely a dog lover!

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  41. I'm absolutely a dog lover and have had dogs in my family since I was born. Can't imagine life without. And it's soooooo hard when they fly away. My first dog (of my own) died just before she turned 2. Oh man that was hard! I love this set and would love to own it ❤️

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  42. What a great set! Love that it can be used for cats or dogs. The pet bed die is brilliant! Amazing cards again today!

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  43. The empty pet bed really gets me. 😢 This set is wonderful! I haven't seen anything like it, and it's not just for sympathy cards.
    I've had just one pet - our dog Lucy, and she's the best. I consider myself more of a dog lover,😊 - one of the things I love most about Lucy is how playful she is. ❤️

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  44. OMGosh these are all so very cute!!!

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  45. I love this puppies and kitties stamp set. I am always looking for good sets for pet sympathy cards. I am truly a animal lover, but more of a cat person than dog, however we have had both kinds of pets...over the years we have owned 6 dogs and 9 cats...but not all at once. recently we have had a run of bad luck and have lost 2 cats and 1 dog over the last year. We just adopted two kittens from animal control and I would encourage any one who is considering adoption to check out their local shelters.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. That's a great idea. So sorry you've lost so many pets recently. Hope you enjoy your new kittens. :)

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  46. I love this set. It's nice that there are a variety of sentiments, not only sympathy. I had a mini-schnauzer that I lost 9 years ago, a year after I lost my dad. I still grieve them and I haven't gotten another pet since.

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  47. I have quite a few pet sets, some of them sympathy. I love that the wings and halo are separate. I will definitely be getting this!

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  48. Love cats and dogs. I lost my 20 year old cat not so long ago and haven't been able to get another but I will one day. Thanks for this release. A great set for lots of occasions.

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  49. I have an 11 year old Malti-poo, and we recently lost our sweet 16 year old orange tabby, Teddy. Love this thoughtful set.

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  50. I absolutely am in love with this stamp set. I have made pet sympathy cards in the past, but this set is perfect. Such thoughtful sentiments too.

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  51. I love the new sympathy stamps, can't wait to purchase it

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  52. Thank you for these stamps. I'm partial to the cats stamps, but know lots of friends that have lost dogs

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  53. I've had dogs all my life and I am a dog person. Cute stamp set.

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  54. Oh wow... this set is beautiful! And it will fly off your shelves probably more than any other. Animals are our family members... we love them deeply as we love our human family members... and the hurt of the loss hurts just as deep.... another amazing set that needs to be in my stamps. Love this Mendi. Your cards again, beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  55. Perfect for those that lost a pet - I do not have a pet - used to have cats,dogs, fish, and whatever bugs and creatures my son found - I prefer dogs

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  56. What a very sweet stamp set!! The heartbreaking part of loving animals is losing them, but I am glad to see options for using the set to celebrate the dogs and cats while they are still with us and blessing our lives SO much!! The designs here show just how versatile the set is and also how heartfelt the messages are. :) Another great addition to the SS family!

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  57. We have fish and I am a dog lover. Have cat allergies so that wouldnt work.

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  58. I do not have a pet at this time, but maybe some day I would get a little lap dog of some sort. My family and I are too busy to keep a pet at this time. My sister has 2 dogs so I can see using these stamps for her. :D

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  59. This is such a sweet sweet set :'( One that you would both love and hate to use all at the same time.

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  60. Very sweet set! We have neither dogs nor cats. My husband is allergic, if we were able to have either one I would prefer dogs to cats.

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  61. We don't have a pet right now, but I love both cats and dogs...and so do my two daughters!!

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  62. We don't have a pet but if we did it would be a dog!! What a nice job you have done with this stamp set!!

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  63. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Products and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE them BOTH and have ALWAYS had Both!! Living on a Farm I'd say I pretty much LOVE ALL the Animals!! =)

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  64. Thank you so much for this stamp set. This is not only needed for cards but I have several scrapbook layouts I need this for too. Definitely an adopt-a-shelter dog person. We have two right now but waiting for a third.

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  65. What great ideas for the fur babies in our lives.

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  66. I have two cats and A lab/ terrier mix the dog chases my cats to play and they like to
    Claw at him while he's asleep karma haha love my fur babies .. love these dies . Thanxx for a
    Chance .. these would be awesome to
    Make
    A card for my sister who just lost her Yorkie baby

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  67. What darling kitties & pups... perfect for sympathy or any occasion! I love kittens & Pup's, but I'm mostly a crazy cat lady!! >^.^<

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  68. This set is beautiful & really fills a need. I have 2 cats, bit I love dogs too. Hoping to get a seizure dog for my son at some point.

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