Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Inspiration Week: Introducing Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames

Hello there!  I'm back with a couple more sneak peeks of our Spring release on January 12th!  Today I'm showcasing our new Purrfect Birthday Stamps & Dies and two new Sunny Studio Website Exclusive die sets called Fancy Frames Circles and Fancy Frames Squares.

Card No. 1:  For this first card I created my card base, pairing both sides of the largest 4.5" wide scalloped circle from our new Fancy Frames cut from two different colors of cardstock to make them stand out.  

I adore the darling kitty balloons in the new Purrfect Birthday set and they come with both the option of the outline as well as the solid image.  For this card I chose the outline, coloring in all my images with Copic markers.  For my background I watercolored it with some Daniel Smith watercolors in Permanent Green Lt. & Manganese Blue Hue, letting the grass fade into the skyline.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames Pawsome Cat Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 2:  For my next card I was inspired by THIS adorable card by Amy Yang.  This time I chose to use the solid balloon image and the separate kitty face stamp to create my balloon bouquet.  You could use dye inks to overlap the colors for a fun look, but I decided to cut a couple masks from Post-it notes.  I started by stamping my first kitty balloon in blue and then working around the bouquet until it reached a fullness I was satisfied with.  I then used my Copic Multiliner 0.1 black pen with a ruler to draw in my little balloon strings and sketch some around the tummy of my kitty.

For my chevron striped background I used some new Ric-Rac Border dies that I will be sharing tomorrow and inked them up in colors to match my balloons (using ink colors linked below).  Knowing most of them would be covered by my center panel, I decided to cut each border into to smaller pieces to reduce my need to die-cut more and to save on paper.  It turned out to be a great way to use up my small scraps.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday, Fancy Frames & Ric Rac Border Rainbow Cat Balloon Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 3: For my third card I wanted to show that these little kitties are for so much more than just birthdays.  I went clean and simple for this everyday card, featuring the square fancy frames and some simple inking with tumbled glass distress ink and my favorite jumbo dauber to ground my cat images.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames Cattitude Card by Mendi Yoshikawa



Card No. 4: For my next card I inked up a white cardstock panel with my jumbo dauber, alternating Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry distress inks.  I then used our Frosty Flurries stamps along with my mini misti and those same ink colors to stamp a polka-dot pattern for my background.  I love that I can get extra mileage out of that little stamp and continue to use it throughout the year.

I framed each kitty with the smallest scalloped circle from our fancy frames set and sponged on some ink on a punched out circle to fill the background to match those same three ink colors.  I finished my card by stamping my sentiment on a curve to match the curve of the die-cut banner from our Little Angels set and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames Pawsome Cat Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 5: Next up is another everyday card with sort of a comic strip feel using the second from the smallest frame in our Fancy Frames Square set.  I watercolored each background in a different rainbow color using Daniel Smith Watercolors and then added my little kitties which I fussy cut out over the top.  

I adore this punny sentiment!  Several of the sentiments in this set can be mixed and matched to say things with different puns and to mix with sentiments from our other sets.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames Favorite Purrson Cat Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 6:  For my last card, I used the medium sized scalloped circle in our Fancy Frames set to ground my little scene.  For my background I stamped a random pattern of confetti using the different confetti pieces that come with the set. My banner (from our Sunny Borders set) was stamped and colored using Mermaid Lagoon distress Ink, masking off the front portion with a post-it note before inking up another layer for the tails to create extra depth.  When it was good and dry, I then heat embossed a sentiment from the set with white embossing powder.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday & Fancy Frames Cat Card by Mendi Yoshikawa



I'm so excited you've joined me for today's sneak peek and I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, January 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a full look at the new 4x6 Purrfect Birthday Stamps & Dies and the new Fancy Frames Squares and Fancy Frames Circles dies today.  

The Fancy Frames die sets will be an exclusive to our online store so that we can offer them for the awesome price point of only $19.99 per set!  I can't tell you how much I am enjoying them--I honestly couldn't stop reach for them!  Each set includes 6 individual frames measuring up to 4.5" wide.  :)


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Purrfect Birthday 4x6 Cat Themed Clear Stamps     Sunny Studio Stamps: Purrfect Birthday Cat Themed Coordinating Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Fancy Frames Stitched Circle Die Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Fancy Frames Stitched Square Die Set

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Little Angels Dies
Little Angels Dies
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Sunny Borders Dies
Sunny Borders Dies
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Sunny Borders Stamps
Sunny Borders Stamps
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Colorbox Archival Dye Ink- Wave
Colorbox Archival Dye Ink- Wave
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Grape
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Grape
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Guava
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Guava
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Kiwi
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Kiwi
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Ocean
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Ocean
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Banana
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Banana
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Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Tangerine
Colorbox Premium Dye Ink- Tangerine
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Frosty Flurries Stamps
Frosty Flurries Stamps
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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94 comments:

  1. I LOve love love cats big ones small ones. Not to say that I don’t love dogs cuz I have two. :)

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  2. These kitties are utterly adorable...on my order list for certain! Love them. Cheers.

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  3. I am allergic to cats but honestly I have always liked dogs. Cute cards today.

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  4. I love your new dies and those kitties are adorable! I love cats and dogs... but I can't own indoor kitties... I'm allergic!

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  5. Cats! Definitely Cats!! (tho puppies come in a close second) I am totally flipping out over these fab kitties... especially those cat balloons!! Purrfect!! >^.^<

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  6. This cat set is too amazing! I love the cat cake and cat balloons.
    Super cute cards too - gotta have this set!

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  7. Love dogs, Big Big Big dogs. Great Danes are my favourite. But I love kitties for cozy cuddles. Unfortunately we travel so we have no pets. What sweet stamps!

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  8. Cuteness overload! Love the bright festive colour palettes on these cards and the lovely Fancy Frames effect. Thank you for sharing all this inspiration today.

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    1. I have no preference between dogs and cats.

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  9. I have no preference between cats and dogs. My last pet was a dog but he is in heaven now. We have not had a pet since then...

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  10. Ohh these cards are do cute !! Definitely cats:)

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  11. I love both, snuggling anything with fur is welcomed.
    Those kitty stamps are too cute. Those are going on my want list too.

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  12. We have both in our house and I couldn't pick a favorite. I adore those cat balloons though!

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  13. We are definitely a dog family. We have two precious Bassett Hounds :) I love the cat balloons in this set though. Too cute!

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  14. Cute stamps! We are pet free here.

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  15. We have cats and dogs. 3 cats have showed up over the years and decided to live with us, and last year we got 2 rescue pups who are quite a handful! This is such a cute release!

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  16. No preference for me, I love them both (tho I own
    a small parrot and he thinks he's a kitty cat! lol).
    Mendi, your cards are all so happy colorful and I
    just love that!

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  17. I have been a cat lover all my life!
    What adorable samples! Love this set!

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  18. I love cats and dogs but prefer being a cat mom!!! :D

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  19. OMG ! What a fantastic stamps set and all these cards are so adorable !!! Did you guess I love cats ? Yes, I do, and dogs too ! This stamps set is a must-have to my point of view - LOL !

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  20. Tons of cuteness! I love the darling Purrfect Birthday Stamps & Dies..
    Fun new dies too! I love cats & dogs the same...but I grew up with cats.

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  21. Love these stamps!
    The cards are
    adorable. I love
    both dogs and cats.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Meow! My wife and so many friends and coworkers are cat lovers. I must have the set! I repeat, meow, I must have the set. --purrrrr--

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  23. It's a tough call since we have both, but due to allergies, I'd say our dogs top the list ever so slightly.

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  24. Ooooo! These are ALL *so* cute!

    Dogs or cats? Honestly, it depends on the individual dog or cat. ;) I am a certified veterinary technician and truthfully love them both. I do think kitties can be better cuddlers than doggies, but those dogs can be far more fun to play with and provide an outdoors companion! :)

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  25. So many adorable cards - thanks for the ideas - love big, cuddly dogs

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  26. Love thosescalloped dies and the adorable kitties.

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  27. I love the variety of ideas using this stamp set. I am a cat person but love dogs too! This set is going on my wishlist.

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  28. love these cards and the fancy frames look wonderful!!!!

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  29. I grew up with a dog and have had cats most of my adult life. No real preference--love them both.

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  30. Even though I consider myself a dog person (I am highly allergic to cats, even on zyrtec) I knit and crochet mats & toys for the dogs and cats at the local animal shelter and love making cards with both as I have lots of friends who consider themselves cat people. I adore this new set and all the pretty creations your team made with it! Hoping their might be a matching dog set in the future too? ;)

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  31. Oh this is such a sweet post with so much sweet stuff!

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  32. oooh.... they are adorable! I love the cat stamps. And the balloons... and the frame dies...

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  33. Even though I am a dog person, I love that cat stamp set:-)

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  34. I'm a dog person, but have lots of cat friends. Those kitty balloons are so cute! Love the Fancy Frames dies!

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  35. Used to be a dog lover but have had great experiences with cats over the past several years. I'm torn - both great but personalities do matter. Love the cat balloons!

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  36. I love all animals and this kitty set is a must have. The precious face on that balloon kills me!!!😉🤩

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  37. I am a dog lover, but those kitties are sooo cute

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  38. Both... but we only have cats right now. Super cute images

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  39. I love all animals, but I am definitely a cat person. And these new cat themed stamps are SO much fun!! I really enjoyed looking at the sample designs!! :)
    Question: could you please make a video featuring the new scalloped frames? I would like to see them in use. (Thanks!)

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  40. These frames are awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Both are so adorable. Your cards are just so sweet, and I really love the scalloped frames too

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  42. The cards you’ve created are adorable! To answer your question, I’m more of a dog person...they’re just more interactive and playful, generally. Our family dog Lucy is the best!

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  43. Luv IT! I HAVE to order this!!! I can not wait to play with it :)

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  44. These are all such awesome cards! Love both cats and dogs but do find in terms of owning them I'd more a cat person. We have 1 dog and 3 cats lol.

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  45. The kitties are just adorable! Love the fancy frames!

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  46. Adorable cards! I prefer cats but I like dogs too!

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  47. I love the kitties, and the new frames. Cards are too cute!

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  48. Totally loving the frames! And I have both cats and a dog

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  49. I love the frames and the Birthday Kitties, I can't wait to buy them. The cards are all very cute and they give us great ideas. I have a cat and a dog, love them both the same!

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  50. CATS!!! I have three rescue cats one of which is a grand old lady aged 17 making her 84 yrs old in human age, Wow! I can't wait for the new cat stamps , they are just adorable and I'll be able to colour them like my own cats :) . Debra x

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  51. So cute!! Love those dies too. I like dogs over cats, but cats are so fun to watch when they're playing!

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  52. I am definitely a dog person but these kitty stamps are super cute! I love your new Fancy Frame dies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Such a cute set! I definitely favor cats over dogs (have 2!) but I love dogs as well!

    Chris L.

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  54. How did you know I started collecting cute cat stamp sets this summer? :)
    I really don't favor one other the other in cats and dogs. I LOVE them both
    equally...just ask the fur babies who live with me (3 cats and 1 dog). ;)

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  55. I love these cute little kitties and the scalloped frames!!!

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  56. I love these cute little kitties and the scalloped frames!!!

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  57. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this SWEET Set and those NEW Frames are gonna be SO FUN to CREATE with!! 😍 I LOVE Your CUTE Inspiration shared today too!! I LOVE Cats and Dogs both equally!! Growing up and Living on a Farm we have ALWAYS had an ENTOURAGE of Animals!! I'm pretty sure I'd be LOST without them!! THANKS for sharing and for the Chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  58. I love all fur babies! Love this set too puns are my favorite tfs.

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  59. I LOVE these! I just love those kitty balloons!

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    1. oops, forgot to answer the question. I'm a kitty person!

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  60. When it comes to the real thing, I'm probably more of a dog person, however these kitty stamps are the cutest and in this case I'd have to say I'm definitely on team cat.

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  61. I have always loved dogs and cats equally but last year my husband got me a miniature pomerian puppy that has become the love of my life.

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  62. I prefer cats over dogs but my allergies don't agree.

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  63. love all your cards... I MUST have the cat stamp set!

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  64. Cute cats, but I'm allergic to them, so my favorite is my sweet dog, Baxter! :)

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  65. Ooooooh, I love the cat balloons! I love cats and dogs but have a cat, even though I'm allergic :)

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  66. Kitties are my fave! This is an adorable set! Precious!

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  67. I Love animals so much, I think I favor dogs more than cats, but I do love cats also!

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  68. definitely dogs, but I still like cats!

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  69. I can’t believe how cute are all these cards ! My heart melt ! And I don’t love cats more than dogs. I definitely need them both. They both give very different love.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  70. So cute!!! I love those cute kitties and kitty balloons!! I favor dogs a bit more, but I love them both!!

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  71. These cards are absolutely PURRfect :D

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  72. These kitties are just too cute for words! Animal lover here, I love both dogs and cats!

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  73. I’d choose Cat if I had to. I love their independence/

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  74. How adorable are these?! I love cats and dogs, and loads of other critters and animals, too! :-) I'd love to have a dog, but can't, so at least I could settle for a cat... for now ;-)

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  75. I love both cats and dogs... And birds too!

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  76. I tend to favor cats! Your cards are so cute!

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  77. Dog lover 100%! Cute cat set, though!

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  78. Being a cat owner I love anything cat related. These stamps are adorable.

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  79. I am a dog lover over cats but I have owned cats and loved them just as much.

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  80. I prefer dogs, but I’ve had cats, too. Love the new stamps and dies!

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  81. These stamps are so cute! I am a cat lover.

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  82. Cats rule, dogs drool!! ha ha... I actually love them both, and have both, but my 2 cats are pretty special to me!!

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  83. Oh my gosh I just loves these! The first card has my heart - Such a beautiful color combo! I'm a dog lover through and through! Never have been a cat person

    Sammibug aka Samanatha Houp aka Sammi

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  84. I'm a cat person. I "collect" cat stamps! LOL I love this stamp set because it has cat face shaped balloon and cake! I've never seen those before! This is my must have! I love all animals, birds & fish :) I love your super duper cute cards, esp. the first one is my most fav.!!<3

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  85. The cat balloon image is adorable! Definitely cats for me :)

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  86. So cute. I love your colors, patterns, and designs. Just adorable.

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  87. I'm a crazy cat lady...and proud to be one!😻 The cat balloons won my heart!💖

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