Friday, September 29, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Silver Bells & Snowflake Die + Winners

I'm so excited! Today's the big day of our Holiday 2017 release that starts shipping today!  For everyone who has placed pre-orders, your items are packed and ready to go out this morning.  We also have the winners to announce from our 2nd birthday blog hop so make sure to check that out down below.  ;)

Today I have one last new item to share... It's a new little 2-piece die set called Silver Bells and it's already proving to be quite popular.  While it wasn't designed to cut out the bell from our Holiday Style set, they are nearly identical in size and design so you might be able to find a way to use them together.  

Card No. 1:  For my first card I cut the jingle bells from a silver shimmer cardstock and used a glue pen to adhere the little ridge of the bell over the top of the overall bell shape.  I strung some solid twine through the tops of each before adhering them to a 1-5/8" black square.  When they were all adhered to my card, I then tied a matching chiffon bow and added over the top with a mini glue dot.  As a final touch I stamped my sentiment using our new Festive Greetings set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Silver Bells Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
Card No. 2: This time I die-cut my bells from gold metallic cardstock.  Since metallic cardstock's slick surface has a way of getting smudged with glue pens and such, I elected to apply some of Sizzix's double-sided adhesive to the back of my cardstock before cutting out my bell and it worked wonders.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Silver Bells Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my card's background I took turns masking off the space below and above my sentiment strip and stamped the tree branch from Holiday style.  I then heat embossed my sentiment using our Heartfelt Wishes stamps and Wishes Word die.

I felt like my bells should be dark inside so I punched some quick 1" circles from black cardstock to back them with.  I then tied them with some red twine to hang them from my tree.  I think it would be super fun to make this card so the little bells swung back and forth!


Sunny Studio Stamps: Silver Bells Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

 Here's a look at the 1-1/8" Jingle Bell die...


Sunny Studio Stamps: Silver Bells 1-1/8" Jingle Bell Steel Rule Die

For this release's bonus, all orders placed in our shop will automatically come with a complimentary mini snowflake die (while supplies last).  There are no special codes needed and all the holiday pre-orders placed earlier this week have been already been packaged with one too.  ;)


Sunny Studio Stamps: Free mini Snowflake die with winter 2017 new release orders (while supplies last)


Please note: We currently are out of the snowflake die and will be substituting our holly die from last Christmas.

Here's a little card I created using the snowflake... It's such a great size for so many different projects.  I couldn't resist creating a red and white snowflake card (my favorite) by blending festive berries, candied apple and fired brick distress inks in an ombre fashion to the front of a 4.25" x 5.5" card panel. 

After the snowflakes were adhered in rows on my card, I took a ruler and my paper piercer to create little holes approximately 1/8" apart so I could add some hand-stitching.  I completed my card with a die-cut heart from our Stitched Heart dies and a sentiment from Festive Greetings.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Red Stitched Snowflake Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using free mini snowflake die, Stitched Heart Dies & Festive Greetings stamps)

And last, but certainly not least we have our 12 Birthday winners from last Friday's blog hop...
Congrats to the following Winners:


Sunny Studio blog
Kari Mano

Sandy Allnock's blog
Rose Mary Smalley

Nichol Spohr's blog
Marjorie Dumontier

Eloise Blue's blog
Sheri (from Fun With Paper)

Nancy Damiano's blog
Kym Maxwell

Kay Miller's blog
Denise Ward

Nina-Marie Trapani's blog 
Valerie Edwards

Vanessa Menhorn's blog
the crafty math chick

Michelle Short's  blog
Larissa Heskett

Anni Lerche's blog
Parker (from Parker's Imagination)

Lexa Levana's blog
Karenladd

Juliana Michaels' blog
SHartl

You have each won a $25 gift code to our online store.  If you haven't already heard from me, please email us at info@sunnystudiostamps.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who visited and left sweet comments on all the blogs.  They were so appreciated by all of us.  :)

Don't forget there's still time for you to take advantage of our Birthday sale.  Use the code CELEBRATE through Sunday at Midnight PST to save 15% off all orders.  

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:


Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
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Holiday Style Stamps
Holiday Style Stamps
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Stitched Heart Dies
Stitched Heart Dies
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Sunny Studio
Wishes Word Die
Wishes Word Die
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Sunny Studio
Festive Greetings Stamps
Festive Greetings Stamps
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Sunny Studio

11 comments:

  1. Love that bell die! Just ordered one!

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  2. SQUEEEE!! I AM SO EXCITED! I CAN"T BELIEVE IT! THANK YOU! Emailed you already! I can't wait to get my paycheck so I can place an order and start re-creating some of the beautiful things your talented team has created myself! Thank you so much! Congrats to the other winners too! :)

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  3. EeeeK, what adorable cards Mendi, they are all fantastic as were those last week on the hop!
    A HUGE Congratulations to all of your lucky winners! YAY for them! ♥

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  4. Awesome cards as always Mendi. Congrats to all the lucky winners!

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  5. Oh my gosh!! I love these!!! TFS
    LOVE THE BELL DIE!!

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  6. Very cute cards and love that bell and mini snowflake die! Congrats to all the winners.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I am drooling all over that jingle bell!

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  8. Wonderful cards....the Jingle Bells are fabulous.

    Huge congratulations to each of the winners....esp to my crafty friends, Karen and Sachi!! So thrilled to see them both in the winners circle!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  9. These cards are great, the bells are truly impressive !!

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  10. SQUEAL!! SO EXCITED!! THANKS SO MUCH for ALL of the FUN and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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