Monday, September 24, 2018

Sneak Peek Week: Christmas Trimmings, Embossing Folders & Oval Dies!

Hello and welcome to our Holiday Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I will be showcasing cards using our new collection for Winter coming out on Friday, September 28th.  :)

Today I have our newest layering stamp set for winter with a set of coordinating dies, a new set of Stitched oval dies and two new 6x6 embossing folders to showcase!  Let's jump in!  

Card No. 1: Our new layering set for the holidays is called Christmas Trimmings and it comes with a shorter tree branch to compliment our Holiday Style set which is facing the opposite direction.  It also includes three layered holly leaves, two different options for berries, a fun pine cone image and a Merry Christmas sentiment.

For this card I started by stamping the new smaller tree branch around the edge of my black cardstock panel using clear VersaMark Ink which I heat embossed using Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green Embossing Powder (I completely adore the coverage and quality of all the Ranger embossing powders). I then stamped all my images to layer over the top using the new set, combined with the flowers from our Petite Poinsettias set.  


I considered using the coordinating dies for this one, but in the end I really wanted to see the colors pop directly against the black background so I chose to fussy cut my images.  I will say that I didn't let a single piece go to waste.  I was able to cut many flowers, pine cones and holly leaves in half and adhere them off the edge of my card to give the appearance that I had stamped and cut so many more.  ;)  I finished off my card with our Merry Word die and the word Christmas from our Merry Sentiments Stamps which I heat embossed using Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium Embossing Powder.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings & Petite Poinsettias Holiday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Card No. 2:  Up next is a card using both the new tree branch, along with the original one from our Holiday Style set.  I love that they are the same scale and that with them facing different directions can be used to create beautiful groupings together!  

I layered the three unique holly leaves together with two of the pinecones and the largest poinsettia from our Petite Poinsettias set, adhering some with foam tape for extra dimension.  I then added a little strip of gingham paper from our Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper Pack and stamped a sentiment from our Festive Greetings set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings & Petite Poinsettias Season's Greetings Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 3:  With this release we are introducing a new product in our line-up: 6x6 Embossing Folders!  For this card I embossed my front card panel using our Dapper Diamond embossing folder before adhering it to a top folding notecard. 

To create my wreath from the holly leaves, I started by cutting a small ring using two nesting circle dies run through my die-cutting machine at the same time.  I then loosely laid out my leaves before adhering them to my ring with a glue pen.  To complete my look I used both sizes of holly berries which I topped with some glossy accents and a red bow and sentiment from our Holiday Style set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings & Dapper Diamonds Embossed Holiday Holly Wreath Card with Red Bow by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 4:  One of my favorite things about the over-sized 6x6 embossing folders is their ability to be used on all cards, whether they have a horizontal or vertical orientation!  For this card I flipped my paper the opposite direction before running it through my machine.  

I then used two of the six ovals from our new Stitched Oval Dies to layer together with one of our Fancy Frames Oval Dies.  We realize ovals can come in all shapes and sizes so due to popular request we have created a new set of basic oval dies to compliment our original Fancy Frames.

I completed this simple card with some holly and berries from the new stamp set.  This card would be a great one for mass producing.  It came together really quickly, but I adore how clean and crisp it looks with all of the fun textures!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings, Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder & Stitched Ovals Holly Card


Scrapbook Layout:   As I was creating some of my cards I kept coming back to the idea of recreating these looks on a larger scale with a scrapbook page.  

To form my oversized wreath, I started my tracing around a small 8-1/2" plate with a pencil onto ivory cardstock. I then set to work stamping the tree branch along that circle, alternating between Tree Frog & Grasshopper ink. To keep my branches from overlapping too badly, I used a post-it note as a mask along the opposite side of the circle from where I was stamping.  The results at this point weren't pretty as nothing lined up perfectly, but I knew I could then hide all that imperfect stamping along the center seam with my other stamped pieces later.

I had a bit of a assembly line style stamping party one evening with all the holiday layering stamps and my mini MISTI so I actually quite a few extra stamped pieces leftover after creating my cards.  In the end I squeezed all my extras onto this page, doing my best to space out my pinecones and poinsettias to look balanced around my circle before permanently adhering anything.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings & Petite Poinsettias Holiday Wreath Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my title I used a new set of dies that I will be sharing more later this week, but I must say I'm in love!  They are such a fun font and work great for scrapbooking, custom card sentiments and even personalizing some fun holiday home decor projects.  I can't wait to share more at our Third Birthday Blog Hop on Friday!  ;)

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings & Petite Poinsettias Holiday Scrapbook Page by Mendi Yoshikawa

To help you line up our Christmas Trimmings Stamps like a pro I've created a special layering guide (you can click on the photo below to view it larger).  For all the images I started by stamping them with the lightest ink color, working towards the darkest.  The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings Stamp Layering Guide
I frequently am asked which ink colors I used for my layered images.  While I think there are so many great options out there that can provide good results, these are the colors I used today for my stamped images (in the ordered shared from lightest to darkest)...

Pinecones
Colorbox Gingersnap
Versafine Acorn
Colorbox Mudslide


Holly Leaves
Colorbox Grasshopper
Colorbox Green Apple
Colorbox Golf Course


Holly Berries
Colorbox Strawberry
Colorbox Cranberry


Dark Red Poinsettias & Red Bow
Colorbox Strawberry
Colorbox Candy Red
Colorbox Cranberry


Lighter Poinsettias
Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Colorbox Blossom
Colorbox Cranberry


Poinsettia Leaves
Colorbox Kiwi
Colorbox Grasshopper


I'm so excited you've joined me for today's sneak peek!  Here's a look at the new stamps, dies and new 6x6 embossing folders (which will be available for purchase on Friday, September 28).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings Tree Branch, Layered Holly, Berries & Pinecone Stamps     Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Trimmings Coordinating Holiday Holly & Tree Branch Dies  Sunny Studio Stamps: Stitched Ovals Dies (to coordinate with previously released Fancy Frames Scalloped Dies).

Sunny Studio Stamps: 6x6 Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder

Sunny Studio Stamps: 6x6 Cable Knit Embossing Folder

While I didn't get to showcase the new Cable Knit embossing folder today, I promise to have more ideas using it as the week progresses.  ;)

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
Holiday Style Dies
Holiday Style Dies
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Holiday Style Stamps
Holiday Style Stamps
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Merry Sentiments Stamps
Merry Sentiments Stamps
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Merry Word Die
Merry Word Die
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Festive Greetings Stamps
Festive Greetings Stamps
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Petite Poinsettias Stamps
Petite Poinsettias Stamps
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Petite Poinsettias Dies
Petite Poinsettias Dies
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Fancy Frames- Ovals
Fancy Frames- Ovals
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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44 comments:

  1. WOW! These cards and that layout are just GORGEOUS! You did an amazing job! And congrats on bringing embossing folders to your company!!! YAY! Really love this stamp set ALOT and love the dies! Really looking forward to seeing your alpha dies later this week! And happy 3rd birthday my friend! I told you before you even opened your doors that I had a great feeling you would do well! Look at you now!!!!! SO PROUD of you Mendi!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  2. Stunning cards and LO!!!! Loving the stamps!!!

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  3. Beautiful cards Mendi, and a beautiful scrapbook layout of your family.

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  4. Gorgeous cards and I LOVE that layout!! Simply wonderful release!

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  5. Your layout is just stunning! The cards just
    as beautiful. I, too, love the layering of the
    pretty oval dies on the last card.

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  6. Wow the sneak peek of the new release is amazing! So exciting! Embossing folders?!?! 6x6!?! Yay! 😀 can not wait.

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  7. Ansolutely GORGEOUS Mendi!!! Super exctied for the release. I am in LOVE with the first card you created against the black cardstock. Such bright, vibrant color! All are very pretty, and then your scrapbook layout is magnificent!!! You have a nice looking family btw. You .just be very proud. TFS--have a blessed day!

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  8. OH WOW! This is sooooo awesome! I was scrolling down and thinking how does she do those layers of color and then BOOM you explain it all with the inks you used too! THANK! YOU! I love everything!

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  9. Love everything! I love how you think! 6x6 embossing folders so it can be used in either orientation. Brilliant!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all these beautiful projects! The Holiday Trimmings set is fabulous! Awesome embossing folders and dies too!

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  11. Just Gorgeous!! Love all the projects today!! So excited for a new release!!

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Love them all. The wreath made with the leaves and berries is pretty. Love the poinsettias and leaves on the black background. They just pop. The Holiday Trimmings set is at the top of my list. TFS

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  13. All of these cards and layouts are so pretty, and can be mass produced in no time. The leaves and pine cones are so real looking. Love Love. Can't wait to see the rest of the week. This is exciting!

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  14. Beautiful cards. I love all the new products.

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  15. I love these gorgeous holiday designs! There is so much color and cheerfulness, and all of your stamps and dies look beautiful!

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  16. Wow, these are all gorgeous! That first card just blew me away, especially after reading that you fussy cut all those images out. YIKES! A lot of work but totally worth it. The colors really pop off the black backgroud. So stunning!!

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  17. These cards are beautiful, I love the scrapbook layout!

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  18. Going to be a great week of peeks.... loving the branches and glad to see the oval dies. Keep that goodness coming!!

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  19. Love these cards and especially the Christmas Trimmings set - the images look so 3D!!!

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  20. What fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  21. Happy 3rd Birthday!!! Can't wait for all the Sneak Peeks this week! Too bad I'm having cataract surgery tomorrow, but I'll catch up on Wednesday.
    I love the cards and family LO with the new stamps and dies...so creative!!

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    1. Thank you Linda. Saying a little prayer for your surgery. Big hugs!

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  22. still going strong! love the layering stamps

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  23. Ooh, I love these! you're killing me with the holly and pinecones!

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  24. Although I have not much need for Christmas stuff. The layered leaves and pine cones are amazing.

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  25. Wow, these cards and layout are simply beautiful! I've been looking for a really pretty poinsettia stamp set and didn't realize you already had one. It's going on my wish list for sure along with the new Christmas Trimmings. I really love how you put numbers on your layering sets. I can't tell you how helpful that is!! The embossing folders are also gorgeous. I can't wait to see the rest of this new release!

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  26. Yay! So excited to have a week filled with peeks of your fabulous new lineup of products. I always LOVE seeing your amazing creations featuring the new release. Can't wait to see what you have in store for day 2!

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  27. These cards are so stunning -- the pinecones just about jump off the computer screen. Absolutely love them!

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  28. Oh I am loving the Christmas feel to all these projects...love your layering stamps.

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  29. Love, love your pinecone, it is so gorgeous. All your layering stamps are gorgeous.
    Di

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  30. Wow! Love the new embossing folders and holly layering stamp set. This is going to be a fun release!

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  31. It's only the first day of the countdown and I already want it all lol. I love all 3 cards (and the layout) you shared today. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week :)

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  32. I see a few things I already have and even more that I want. Can't wait until they're available!

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  33. I love everything! Your cards are beautiful.

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  34. Loving the Christmas Trimmings stamp set! So cute the holly and the berries.

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  35. Oh my goodness these are all so beautiful. Looks like some great new products for us to play with.

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  36. Gotta have that cable knit embossing folder!!! LOVE!!

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  37. Cable pattern on an embossing folder, wicked, love the Christmas build up icons , so many possibilities with all these products. Don't you just love how decorative Christmas can get.

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  38. Gorgeous cards!!! The embossing folders have such amazing patterns :))) and Christmas Trimmings stamps/dies are a must!!!

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  39. LUV IT!!!!
    Pinecones!!!!! I am changing my whole Christmas card design just for these cute little pinecones!!!! My kids love to go for long walks and collect pinecones and then we make art projects with them!!!! I am ready to order NOW!!!

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  40. Oh my goodness !! All these new products are so cool !! 👍 Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  41. OH! This set is amazing! I just love your layered stamps and this one is so elegant. I love it for so many projects! It's just great!

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