Friday, July 21, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Pretty Pumpkins & Autumn Greetings

Hello!  Today's the big day!  All 8 new stamp sets and coordinating dies are now available for purchase in our online store.  Before you run off to shop though, I hope you will pull up a chair for one last "peek" of two new stamp sets for Autumn, enter our last giveaway for the week and check out a couple special offers we have this weekend.  ;)

I would love to formally introduce you to our newest layering set called Pretty Pumpkins.  The stamps come with three unique pumpkins that stamp in three separate layers, the coordinating stems, a layered leaf and three little vines.  As a companion to the Pretty Pumpkins set, we also have a gorgeous new 3x4 sentiment set for fall called Autumn Greetings.

For my first card I inked over some clouds cut from masking material using our Sunny Sentiments and Rain or Shine stamps.  I finished my card with a crisp white scalloped edge using our double stitched scallop dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pretty Pumpkins & Autumn Greetings Blessing Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I created a pop-up box card pairing the new stamps and dies with Lawn Fawn's adorable box card die set.  I love how the pumpkins look in a 3-D setting like this one to create the look of a pumpkin patch!

The new stamps are also perfect for creating gorgeous tags for Fall!  For these I created my tags using our Crescent Tag Topper dies and then stamped the pattern on the bottom using our Quilted Hexagon stamps shared on Tuesday HERE.  I topped them with little jute cording and a pretty grosgrain bow which I adhered with some of my favorite Beacon's 3-in-1 liquid adhesive. 
Sunny Studio Stamps: Pretty Pumpkins & Autumn Greetings Fall Gift Tags by Mendi Yoshikawa


For my next card I decided to go a bit more rustic, pairing the pumpkins with a piece of burlap.  To keep it from fraying too badly, I sprayed the back with 3M Spray Mount in a cardboard box and then adhered it to a piece of brown cardstock before trimming it and adhering it to another larger brown cardstock.  For my sentiment, I stamped both the sentiment and dotted line from the set with versamark ink and then heat embossed them using brown embossing powder.   I then cut the end of my sentiment strip using our Sunny Semi Circle dies before stitching around the edge on my sewing machine.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Pretty Pumpkins & Autumn Greetings Layering Fall Pumpkin Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
My last card for the day pairs the sentiment and leaf stamp (used for my subtle background print) from Autumn Greetings with the stamps and dies from last year's popular Autumn Splendor set.Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Splendor & Autumn Greetings Fall Leaves Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's a full look at the new 4x6 Pretty Pumpkins and 3x4 Autumn Greetings clear stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on Friday morning (please note: images are not shown to scale).


    

I have created a stamping guide to help you in layering the stamps.  When working with dye inks I have found that it is often easier to layer the the images "backwards" by starting with the smallest stamp in your darkest color and working back to the lightest overall image.  It has helped me tremendously in seeing where to line up my images.  To use the guide, the dark black outlines show where the image touches the edges of the previous stamped layer.
You can download or print your own PDF layering guide HERE.

I frequently am asked what ink colors I've used.  While I have used a variety of brands in my samples, there's a good chance you can achieve similar results with inks you probably already have in you stash.  I highly recommend stamping your inks out and creating a swatch book to aid you in choosing two or three inks that compliment each other.  These are the ones I happened to use here today from lightest to darkest:

Oranges
Hero Arts Orange Soda
Papertrey Ink Orange Zest
Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango

Greens

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.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Before you go, I would like to share a couple of 3-day offers we have for our retail store this weekend.  Use coupon code:

  • FREESHIP to receive free shipping on all US orders over $20.
  • SAVE4 to save $4 on all international orders over $25.

As always, you can use the code SAVE5 to save $5 on orders over $49.
(Sorry... Only one promo code per transaction).


Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:


Autumn Splendor Dies
Autumn Splendor Dies
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Autumn Splendor Stamps
Autumn Splendor Stamps
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Rain or Shine Dies
Rain or Shine Dies
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Sunny Studio
Stitched Scallop Dies
Stitched Scallop Dies
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Sunny Studio
Sunny Sentiments Dies
Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Sunny Studio
Tag Topper Dies-Crescent
Tag Topper Dies-Crescent
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Sunny Studio
Colorbox Archival Dye Ink- Tree Frog
Colorbox Archival Dye Ink- Tree Frog
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Sunny Studio
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Kiwi
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Kiwi
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Sunny Studio
Quilted Hexagon Stamps
Quilted Hexagon Stamps
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Sunny Studio

82 comments:

  1. LOVE these layering pumpkins! So amazing! I would love to see a layering tree, holly leaves or snoflakes!

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  2. Oh I love those pumpkins! I love layering stamps in general. I love critters so a winter fox or deer would be awesome, but so would gingerbread men or snowmen! Excited today is finally release day! :)

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  3. What pretty pumpkins! I would like to see some layered Christmas treats and wreaths.

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  4. Such a sweet layering pumpkin stamp set! How about a layering Santa.

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  5. The layering pumpkin stamp set is gorgeous! The pop up box card with the pumpkin patch is too cute!

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  6. I would love to see a holiday Christmas tree layering set.

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  7. Those pumpkins look amazing! Love all of your layering stamp sets! I can't remember if you've done a poinsettia layering set; if not, that would be wonderful.

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  8. Love these layered pumpkins! I'm planning on using my layered jingle bell this year.

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  9. These pumpkins are so realistic with the color layering stamps. Would make my life so much easier lol!! I would love to see layered candy canes:)

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  10. How about a layering snowman? These pumpkins are so lovely and fabulous layering love the creations displayed here - TFS

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  11. A wreath or tree would be great as a layering set for the holidays.

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  12. Christmas trees. More flowers.
    Love the pumpkins.
    thanks.

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  13. Can;t tell you how much I love the Pretty Pumpkins. They are just perfect. Beautiful cards, too. Maybe a gingerbread house would be a neat layering set. Thanks for a week of fantastic inspiration.

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  14. Love your cards. Especially like the pumpkin layering!!

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  15. Pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/mcstamper12/sunny-studio-stamps/
    Gilda McCain on Pinterest

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  16. I'm not sure how you can top Holiday Style, but I'm excited to find out!

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  17. I think a layered snowman with peppermint buttons and straight candycane stick arms would be a fun addition to your terrific layering stamps!

    These pumpkins and other fall images are absolutely wonderful. And the cards and tags are so pretty. Nice work!!

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  18. Your cards today are all fabulous! Love the pop up card. That's one I haven't tried yet. I love the new set. Fall is such a beautiful time of year so I really look forward to it and the beautiful sets showcasing it. I would love to see a wreath that is a layering set. I love wreaths!

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  19. The pumpkins are amazing!!! These are a 'must have' for me!
    Candy canes would be fun! Holiday greenery... pine sprigs and holly!

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  20. Just ordered the Pretty Pumkins Stamp & Die Sets

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  21. For Christmas, a snowflake layering set...if there is such. I cannot think of anything else right now.-Maria Giselle B.

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  22. Those pumpkins are getting me excited for Fall! I like the idea of a layered Christmas tree or wreath and maybe a build your own snowman or gingerbread house. Also, a star of Bethlehem with a Christmas verse would be nice too :)

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  23. Love the layered stamps.....maybe snowflakes or snowman with mix and match items would be a cool next item.

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  24. I absolutely love this pumpkin layering set. I think I might like to see a layering wreath set.

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  25. Mendi, must have the pumpkin set!!! Love it so much. For Christmas a Santa, or tree or a beautiful Winter house scene. You always come up with the best ideas.

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  26. Love these pumpkins.
    I would like layering sets with a nativity scene for Christmas.

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  27. Oh, I want the Pretty Pumpkin Set!!! Love how the layers look. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

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  28. Love that pumpkin patch
    box card! I'd like to
    see some stars and bells
    with layer stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Beautiful release ! Love the hexagons 💚

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  30. I love the pumpkins and made my order this morning!

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  31. Love the Fall/Halloween images coming out. The card with the fall leaves is awesome.

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  32. Makes me wish for Fall to be here already! The box card is amazing! 😍😍😍 Thanks so much for the inspiration and giveaways!

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  33. My Sunny Studios wish list is getting long! Love the pumpkins, especially paired with burlap!

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  34. Oh my gosh.. these layering pumpkins are so beautiful!!!! I love the layering stamps.. always have... keep them coming my friend. Your tags and cards are out of this world beautiful!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  35. Yesterday's Owl-o-ween posts had some cute pumpkins on a card and I thought "I want more pumpkin stamps!" And here they are!!! :) I love the ones from Autumn Blessings (I think that is the name of the set from 2015), but I LOVE using pumpkins on autumn cards and was wanting more. TA-Da. There is no one who does it better than Sunny Studio. These are the most realistic pumpkins I have ever seen, and I am SO hoping mine will turn out this beautiful. :)

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  36. I love the layering pumpkins. What new would I like to see?? maybe some sort of buildings or houses.

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  37. Ideas for holiday layering stamp: a nice lit candle; mistletoe; nativity scene would be nice too. What about layered Christmas cookie stamps? I'm sure you will come up with something stunning! (love the jingle bell)
    PS Love the new layering pumpkins!

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  38. How about something with 2018 layered?

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  39. Awesome cards and tags. Great release.

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  40. Layered pine trees would be versatile and pretty, and I would also love to see a layered wreath!

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  41. The layered stamps give such great results! I would love to see winter branches and holly, or a winter cardinal.

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  42. Beautiful cards! Wonderful coloring on the autumn leaves.
    For the holidays - could you do something with stars? I love holiday stamps, but I always try to buy items that I could use year-round, so something with layered stars - I know I could use many times, not just the holidays.

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    1. Sorry forgot to mention either gingerbread and/or poinsetta.

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  44. These pumpkins are gorgeous and scrumptiously yummy!! How beautiful are those new greetings!! Love it all!! How about Gingerbread men for layered stamps!!

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  45. I love your layering sets! For Christmas . . . your cookie stamps were so adorable last year--so I think the previous suggestion of gingerbread people would be adorable! Or what about layered snowflakes?

    Great release!

    Chris L.

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  46. Love the layering pumpkins and have them on my wish list. I would like to see a layering wreath or bows for wreaths or packages.

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  47. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Products and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
    I'd Love to see a Layered Ginger Bread Cookie Stamp Set with tons of option for Decorations and your BEAUTIFUL Styled Font for the Sentiments!!

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  48. The pumpkin set is amazing! I'd love to see a layered poinsettia or a holiday wreath.

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  49. Hi Mendi ~ I ADORE THIS PUMPKIN SET!!!! I'm all about the Autumn season (way too hot right now for my blood!!)and these sets are simply fabulous. I loved last year's Autumn Splendor but this year's Pretty Pumpkins & Autumn Greetings have totally grabbed my heart. I want it ALL!! Thanks for so many wonderful card examples and for sharing all of these fun stamp sets with us! Off to shop!! Have a fabulous weekend (filled with LOTS of orders!). ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  50. Love the pumpkins. For next season- layered wreaths or trees.

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  51. I absolutely love all of the new stamp sets!

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  52. Didn't think you could top the ice cream and ice pops but I am now a Sunny Studio convert!

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  53. I would love to see different layers of leaves and angels. Love the pumpkins

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  54. All the projects are adorable!

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  55. Ahh, the pumpkins! A lovely addition to your fall collection! Wonderful release,,,thank you!

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  56. I would love to see a pretty wreath set which is layered. :) Love the new pumpkin set!!!!

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  57. Layering poinsetta, Santa and reindeer, mantle with stockings and a fire

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  58. I love these pumpkins and all the rest of your new release! I would love some schnauzer stamps, especially Christmas ones.

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  59. Oh these pumpkins and sentiments are just terrific! I'm starting to get ready for fall cards and this multi layer set looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to play around with!!

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  60. Your layering stamp sets are amazing! Such incredible detail! Layered poinsettias would be lovely but I know that whatever you choose to create will be fabulous and a must-have.

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  61. Didn't think you could top the ice cream and ice pops but I am now a Sunny Studio convert!

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  62. What terrifically layered pumpkins! I'd love to see a couple of cats in different positions that could be layered with choice of tabby, calico or Siamese.

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  63. Maybe a reindeer for Christmas

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  64. hmmm....pine boughs! or bokeh-style twinkling lights!

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    1. LUV using the holiday-style set! that jingle bell!!!!

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  65. I love the layering pumpkins and would love to see layering ornaments or a Christmas tree with ornaments and l8ghts.

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  66. I am in awe of all these cards!! The layering of that pumpkin is fantastic!!!

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  67. Just love the pumpkins and leaves. ❤ Fall!

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  68. I'm amazed at all the fun projects using the pumpkins. I really love the box card and the tags!! I would love to see a layering wreath or maybe Christmas Tree.

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  69. Really cute pumpkins, and the uses for this are amazing!

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  70. Another great release. Just love the pumpkins and all the possibilities. Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas. I love snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread houses, gingerbread men/women would be fun too! So cute!!!

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  71. Those pumpkins are gorgeous, love the one with the burlap, also the autumn leaves.

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  72. Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to use for autumn projects! These would be so quick & simple!

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    1. I forgot to say I would love to see a layering sleigh & reindeer.

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  73. I would love to see a layered Rudolph!

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  75. Nice post! Like it. Look forward for your new post. Thanks! jute goods

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