Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sneak Peek Week: Critter Campout, Happy Camper & Cascading Stars

Hello there!  Today is day two of our countdown to our new release on Friday and I'm thrilled to be sharing sneak peeks of three new stamp sets and their coordinating dies!  

Up first is a card featuring a fun new 4x6 stamp set called Critter Campout, along with the new Hello Word die and a stitched pennant from our newest website exclusive Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies.  

To create my background, I started by inking up the bottom of my card panel near the horizon with Fossilized Amber distress ink.  I then lightly faded it into Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire inks.  I  started by tracing a faint pencil line just below where my ground would before stamping my tree silhouettes with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink.  
Sunny Studio: Critter Campout Hello Adventure Card (featuring Glow-in-the-dark background using Cascading Stars Stamps)

When I was certain my inky background had dried I stamped my starry sky using our newest 3x4 background stamp called Cascading Stars, which was first heat embossed with gold powder and then again with translucent Wow! glow-in-the-dark powder.  To continue the fun effect I colored over my campfire with a clear VersaMarker pen before heat embossing over it with more glow-in-the dark powder. I love that it is a hidden surprise, making this card look great both day or night.


Up next is a card featuring a scene contained within a circular window.  I heat embossed the cascading star background using Ranger's buttercup embossing powder to match my banner stamped with our Sunny Borders set.  When I was done the card felt like it was missing something so I used my new favorite Sharpie white extra fine paint pen with a clear ruler to add a dashed line around the border of my card.  I love how it pops against the black cardstock and frames my card!
Sunny Studio: Critter Campout & Cascading Stars "You Make Me A Happy Camper" Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For this card I thought it would be fun to cut a section out of my card front and fill the opening with a panel inked up with mermaid lagoon distress ink and heat embossed the cascading stars using Hero Arts brass embossing powder (which to my eye is a beautiful gold).  ;)  I had so much fun coloring the little critters to gather around the campfire!  

My sentiment was heat embossed with white powder, but when I was done, I was regretting that I didn't move it further to the right.  To solve this problem I used our mini heart trio freebie die from our spring release to fill in some of the space and I love the results!  Just goes to prove that there is no such thing as mistakes in crafting--just opportunities to embellish.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Critter Campout Tent & Campfire "Together Is My Favorite Place To Be" Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

This particular card was created for a local store challenge I participate in where they provide a piece of paper and a couple small embellishments and we must use a little bit of everything we are given to create a card that they then share the following month.  For this challenge in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we received a small strip of gold glitter cardstock, a 6x6 piece of BoBunny green polka-dot paper and the green baker's twine.   

The green paper was double-sided so I thought it would be fun to use the solid side to paper-piece my tent to match the polka-dot border around my card. Luckily I had other BoBunny paper in my stash so I was able to paper piece my little bear to match.  The paper-pieced images were feeling a little flat to me so I did some super quick shading with a copic marker.  I love how easy it was and the dimension it adds!  To complete my card, I die-cut the gold glitter cardstock into stars using the mini star freebie die from our Fall release last year and heat embossed my sentiment in gold to tie them together.
Sunny Studio: You Make Me A Happy Camper Paper-Pieced Critter Campout card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next we have another new stamp set to introduce called Happy Camper.  It's a sweet mini 2x3 set with the retro trailer and two coordinating sentiments.  It nicely compliments our Critter Campout set or can be used all on it's own.  For this card I paired it with the car from our City Streets set and a red & black checkered print created using our new Background Basics set we'll be sharing more peeks of later this week.  The trees die-cut from black cardstock are a bonus die that makes use of the open space for the Happy Camper die.  I love the way the colors work with each other!  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy Camper Retro Trailer Black & Red Checkered Rustic Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


While the previous card was more masculine, I thought it would be fun to go soft & pretty for my next card with a "glamping" feel.  To create my backdrop, I masked off my ground with masking material and inked it up with a very light application of black soot distress ink.  I then use our Wavy Border dies to cut another mask for my hills, using one side for the cracked pistachio hills, and the other side for spun sugar sky.  I didn't want to add an additional color to my color palette so I stamped my trees using Colorbox Seattle Sky ink.

For my stitched scallop frame I used our newest sunny studio website exclusive Fancy Frames Rectangle dies and my polka-dot background was stamped using our new Background Basics set (both will be shared more later this week).
Sunny Studio: Happy Camper Life With You is An Adventure 1950's Retro Trailer Card (using Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies & Background Basics Polka-dot Stamps)

Before I go, I thought it would be fun to share a completely different way to use our new Cascading Star stamps.  Sadly it was very hard to get a good photo of this card with the way the glitter caught the light, but I promise it's really cool in person.  ;)  I started by inking up my card panel by fading candy apple distress ink from the top towards the center and Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks from the bottom.  I then used my Misti to stamp the stars in coordinating colors.  A stamp positioning tool is especially handy when stamping in two separate colors.

When my panel was dry, I then inked the entire surface using clear Versamark Ink and sprinkled the surface with clear iridescent embossing powder.  It created a stunning glittery finish perfect for a star spangled card! For my stars, I repeated the process on some scratch cardstock and die-cut stars using our new Window Trio Square Dies and the bonus star from our Fancy Frames Square Dies.  The sentiment was stamped using a phrase from our Stars & Stripes Stamps, colored with Copics and then die-cut using the oval label from our new Sunny Studio website exclusive Fancy Frames Oval Dies
Sunny Studio: Glittery Red, White & Blue Fourth of July Card (using Fancy Frames Oval Dies, Window Trio Square dies, Cascading Stars Stamps and Stars & Stripes Stamps)


I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peeks!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.


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Here's a full look at the new Critter Campout 4x6 stamps & coordinating dies, Happy Camper 2x3 stamps & coordinating dies and Cascading Stars 3x4 stamps showcased today (which will be available for purchase on Friday, April 6th).

Sunny Studio: Critter Campout Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Deer, Fox & Hedgehog Camping 4x6 Clear Stamps   Sunny Studio Stamps: Critter Campout coordinating steel rule dies   Sunny Studio Stamps: Cascading Stars Background 3x4 Clear Stamp Set

Sunny Studio: Happy Camper Retro Trailer 2x3 Clear Stamps   Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy Camper Die with bonus fir tree die

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
Sunny Borders Dies
Sunny Borders Dies
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Sunny Borders Stamps
Sunny Borders Stamps
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Wavy Border Dies
Wavy Border Dies
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
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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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Fancy Frames-Square Dies
Fancy Frames-Square Dies
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Fancy Frames- Ovals
Fancy Frames- Ovals
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Window Trio- Square Die
Window Trio- Square Die
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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Hello Word Die
Hello Word Die
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*Many linked supplies are part of Summer release and will not be available for purchase until April 6th.



86 comments:

  1. Love the cards and great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am definitely a hotel "camper". I don't do outdoor camping at all.

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  3. Critter Campout is so cute! I have never in my life gone camping, lol! So I guess I'd be a hotel camper!!!

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  4. I tried camping once but we got rained in so it was a cold, muddy mess. Very pretty cards featuring the Cascading Stars stamp.-Maria Giselle B.

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  5. So cute! I do love to go camping, but I haven't been camping in over 10 years. Maybe we should start again.

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  6. Love camping but definitely in an RV. I love it because we get away and all the chores of life aren't pulling at us.

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  7. Super cute ideas! I tried camping in a tent once... a hotel is more my style!

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  8. I'm more of a hotel camper. No woods, critters, bugs, and strange noises in the night for me, thanks :-) Love the cards, though!

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  9. What great stamps to use for my Boy Scouts and my Girl Scout!

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  10. Hotel camper...lol Your new stamps are super cute!

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  11. Not a camper at all but these critters are the cutest!

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  12. RV or Hotel Camper!! Super cute products!!!

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  13. These are the cutest critters ever! I'm no longer a fan of sleeping on the ground, or no indoor plumbing...so hotel it is!

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  14. The camping stamps are really cute but I do not enjoy camping anymore. When I was growing up, my parents took my two brothers and I camping a lot. We used a tent. We camped in all kinds of weather. I hope my days of camping are over. If I ever have grandchildren, I'll camp in the living room with them! LOL

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  15. Oh my goodness !! Cuteness overload again today !! When I was younger, I really enjoyed camping with my friends. But getting older, not so much...
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  16. I grew up going camping with my family. We had a pop-up camper. I don't really enjoy camping now that I'm older, but my husband loves it. This presents a bit of a problem!

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  17. I grew up going camping with my family. We had a pop-up camper. I don't really enjoy camping now that I'm older, but my husband loves it. This presents a bit of a problem!

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  18. I grew up going camping with my family. We had a pop-up camper. I don't really enjoy camping now that I'm older, but my husband loves it. This presents a bit of a problem!

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  19. These are so cute! Love this stamp set.
    I love camping...and tent all the way. Haven't been for years and miss it.

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  20. I'm not really a camping girl but these critters are just too cute.

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  21. awesome cards - def a hotels' person lol!!!

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  22. Love the Critter Campout set!!! Beautiful inspiration pieces <3

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  23. I love everything - The camper is too cute and love the stars glowing in the dark.

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  24. Oh yes, I'm a hotel camper all the way! lol
    But I love all the critters. :-) Well, not bugs. haha

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  25. What a great release! Must have a warm shower so I’m definitely a hotel “camper.”

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  26. Definitely a hotel camper. But I love the release and the fabulous cards.

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  27. This set of cards are too cute. I have to say this release if off to great start.

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  28. I am definitely a hotel camper, but I love all those camper icons.

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  29. I have been camping in a tent before...with my son's Cub Scout troop, and then a couple times with my daughter's Brownies troop. Never got any sleep on any of those adventures!
    So...I much prefer hotel "camping" or glamping in an RV...and of course I love crafting supplies with camping-inspired images. These projects are the cutest!!

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  30. These cards are SO cute, and I love the new camping related products!!! I will definitely get some of these!!

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  31. OMgosh those camp critters are so adorable!! And I love the trailer...so cool! I'm not a camping type of person. I prefer the cottage life. But I do love the outdoors. And these little scenes are perfect for the outdoor life!

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  32. Nope, I am not a camper. I like running water and flushing toilets, so hotels are best.
    Cute cards... love the glow in the dark stars.

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  33. These projects are so much fun. Loving the new sets. I'm a Girl Guide so I love to camp, under tents.

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  34. We did camping when I was growing up - in a tent! - Loved it but now I motel it! Lovely set here - and the projects are amazing thanks for sharing!

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  35. Love these fun sets! The hello die cut is awesome! When I was quite young we travelled across the country and camped in a small RV. I have such special memories of that trip.

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  36. Ha critters camping out! fun! I am totally a hotel or cabin camper but the rest of my family totally loves the tents!

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  37. OMGoodness! So cute! I love the glow in the dark stars powder. Amazing! I love the camper...so fun for masculine projects. And that glamping card is precious. Love the colors and design. Very fun.

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  38. I love the cascading stars stamp, it gives so many possibilities.... a must-have to my point of view ! And the campers team is just adorable.

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  39. Cute sets. Love the car and the trailer, but my idea of camping is in a Holidome.

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  40. More adorable stamp sets! I am definitely an RV type of camping gal!

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  41. OMG! The critters in the campout set are too cute! I love them! I enjoy "camping", but it's usually in a cabin so we still have some luxuries :)

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  42. OMG those camping critters are too adorable....Love them!!! I tent-camped many years ago when in high school. Now I'm afraid I'm spoiled and would be an RV-type of camper :-)

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  43. Fun camping cards.
    I like staying in a
    cabin at KOA to go
    camping! Always lots
    of fun things to do
    there.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. The only type of camping I would do is in a hotel :).

    Chris L.

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  45. Love the Happy Camper set. I used to do a lot of camping when I was just a kid. Was so much fun!

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  46. Love the cute critters and that star stamp is perfect!

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  47. These are so cute! It almost makes me want to go camping...almost.

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  48. Growing up my family did tent and popup camper camping. As a married person I've done tent, pop up camper, and cabins, but as of now I am mainly a hotel camper. I am to the point in my life that I just want someone else to cook and clean up. :D

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  49. I am loving these stamps. Camping is one of my favorite things to do, we take out the camper every chance we get.

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  50. What a great showcase of cards!!!! The options are endless with this amazing group of stamps and dies!!! So creative :)

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  51. These cards are amazing. I love the critter campout and the cascading stars.
    DebbieC

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  52. These are all such cute cards! I especially loved the one with the glow in the dark stars and campfire :)

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  53. I used to love camping - both tent and RV. My Stepdad used to take my Mom and I camping when I was a teenager and I was almost always able to bring a friend. We always had sooooooo much fun! Even when I grew up, my husband, son, and I would go camping with my Mom and Stepdad in his RV a lot. Unfortunately, since he passed away about 9 years ago - we haven’t been camping since. It's just not the same without my Stepdad. But, we go on other family adventures now - but mostly in hotels. Lol! Camping is some of the best memories I have of my Stepdad and I will always cherish them dearly. 💗

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  54. I love the camping critters, and what an adorable set of cards! Besides Girl Scouts, the only camping I've ever done has been in a hotel.

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  55. Love these projects and these new sets :)

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  56. I really like this set. I am not a huge camper, but do have a place up north in michigan on a lake. I can see lots of great cards made with this set.

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  57. These cards are amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on them and create! My family actually has a camp, but I love to travel.....weather it be a tent, RV or hotel. Never a yurt, at least not yet.

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  58. Wow. Your cards are amazing for this stamp set. Man. I hope you won the contest. Please update on that.

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  59. Love all of these cards and new stamps, adorable!

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  60. It will be delightful coloring the cute little animal campers. A fun perspective of having the animals camping instead of watching the campers! I love it. The starry sky is really nice. I'll have to try the glow in the dark powder. It adds some extra fun! I love that you created the 4th of July card using the stars. It's very pretty and gives the feel of fireworks going off.

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  61. I love the glow in the dark card! Those animals are so cute!

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  62. These little camping critters are just too cute for words! Great card inspiration.

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  63. Love the camper! Used to camp(tent) all the time as a kid. Haven't been in a number of years now. But when I do go again, it will be in a camper!

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  64. haha! hotel for me but I'd luv to try a glam yurt!

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  65. I love the outdoors and campfires, but I am a hotel camper. Love the cute little critters and the cascading stars.

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  66. Always a hotel camper. Like the security. Not a thrill seeker. Love the cards with the camper though. so cute.

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  67. Such cute sets! I really love the camper, need that for my in laws!

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  68. I am more the cabin or hotel type but I wouldn't mind taking my grandchildren in an RV for a change.

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  69. I absolutely hate camping. My idea of camping is the nearest Holiday Inn!

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  70. Adorable cards! Loving theses new stamp sets and dies! Another set on my must have list! And wow, how cool that you made your own glow in the dark embossing! Very clever!

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  71. How cute are those!?! Deer, raccoon, skunk, fox - can't figure out who is my favourite. Must be hedgehog! That bear in the sleeping bag though.... They may all need to come home with me.

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  72. I've recently begun camping and love it when the tent is waterproof... Bought a bigger one that I can stand up in. I am a hotel girl, because i like bathrooms being inside. :p. But my in-laws have a 5th wheel trailer that has 1.5 bathrooms. So thats the best of both worlds ...

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  73. Love those camping critters! While I don't especially enjoy camping (I like running water and bathrooms!), I do a fair amount of tent camping because my kids are in scouts.

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  74. I haven't camped in years. I have a family of weenies. LOL This set is adorable!

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  75. I would have to say I'd rather camp at a hotel. But I could settle for an RV

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  76. I'm definitely a hotel camper these days!

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  77. SQUEAL!! AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Sets!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!! =)

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  78. Those camping critters are fantastic! I'm not a camper, but I do love still love summer hiking and other camping activities!

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  79. Gorgeous creations! Super duper adorable stamp set! We are huge camping people so this set is right up my alley! You name the camping type and we’ve done it, lol! Our favorite kind of camping though is in tents and rv’s or even better just right out in the wilderness with out even any tents.

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