Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sneak Peek: Introducing Silly Sloths, Seasonal Trees & Fluffy Clouds

Hello there!  We're only one more day away from our final reveal and our official release day!  Yay!  Today I have two new stamp sets to share, along with a fun new standalone die set that is quickly become a favorite staple of mine.  ;)

Card No.1:  With my first card, allow me to introduce you to our new Silly Sloths Stamps and Dies, as well as that new standalone die called Fluffy Clouds. It comes with two clouds that cut stitched cloud die-cuts, as well as two clouds that only add stitching to your card background without cutting all the way through.  Love all the flexibility these have, as well as the affordable $7.99 price tag!

For my card here I used our Window Trio Circle dies to first cut out the windows for my little guys to hang from and then set to work adding my random cloud pattern to my aqua card panel (using micropore tape to hold my dies in place).  As a final finishing touch I heat embossed my sentiment with opaque white embossing powder onto the pennant from our Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Silly Sloths Hang In There Hanging In the Clouds Aqua Card

Card No.2: For my next card I cut our Botanical Backdrop die from white cardstock and then used my Copic Markers to color them, starting first with a lighter green shade and then quickly sketching in some veining with a darker color.  I read that hibiscus flowers are like candy for sloths so the set comes with a little hibiscus flower that compliments the larger hibiscus in our Island Getaway Stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Silly Sloths I Love Hanging Out With You Jungle Card (using Botanical Backdrop Die)


Card No.3:  I created my next card for a card challenge at my local scrapbook store.  They had provided us with the chevron paper and pink paper flowers and it was up to us to use them in some way on a card and bring them back to share.  For my card I took a jungle approach, using our Stitched Oval Dies to cut a window from the center and then backing it with various leaves from our Botanical Backdrop Dies and topping it with a stitched oval from our Fancy Frames Oval Dies.  For my sentiment, I stamped the banner from our Sunny Borders stamps onto a piece of kraft cardstock and then masked off the edges with a post-it note to shade the back parts of the banner with some coordinating Distress Ink.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Silly Sloths "How's It Hanging?" Card (using Botanical Backdrop die for jungle leaves)

Card No.4:  Our second new stamp of the day is our new Seasonal Trees Stamps and Dies. This set comes with 5 fun trees and one log perfect for scene building all year long.  These coordinate well with the trees from some of our previous releases, but are not identical in size or orientation so they are a nice compliment to the others.  For example this card uses the two new trees on the outer edges together with the tree from our Summer Picnic Stamps which is larger in size and whose branches are slightly different.

For this card I started by die-cutting the stitched clouds onto a white cardstock panel which I then inked up with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  You can ink before or after, but by inking after you die-cut, the ink is more emphasized where the stitched lines are.  

For my grass, I heat embossed a strip of polka-dots from our Background Basics stamps and then mounted my sky and grass onto a scalloped frame from our Frilly Frames Stripes Dies.  I then mounted them again onto a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of diagonal grid paper from our Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper pack.  The final touch was a heat embossed sentiment from our A Bird's Life Stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Seasonal Trees From Our Nest To Your Bird Card (using Frilly Frames Stripes Dies & Fluffy Clouds Dies)

Card No.5:  For my next card I wanted to showcase the two cool fir trees (and log) from the set. These can be used for an outdoorsy type card like I did here or they come with a star and balls to turn them into Christmas trees.  It think they are also drawn in such a way that you could color them like they were covered in snow for a chilly winter scene.

I completed my camping scene with some images & a sentiment from our Critter Campout Stamps.  I kept my background very simple blending Colorbox Dyestress Capri and Dystress Inchworm ink onto a 5.25" x 4" panel and mounting them onto an A2 card base. Loving the soft, chalky look of these inks when they dry!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Critter Campout Life Is An Adventure Raccoon & Bear Camping Card (using Fir Trees from Seasonal Trees Stamps)

Card No.6:  Up next is a tree from the set that can be used for spring like I did here or colored in fall colors for autumn scene building.  For my tree, I colored and fussy cut two of the little posies from the stamp set.  This set comes with so many things to accessorize your tree from birdhouses, bird nests, tree swings, leaves, flowers, apples, coconuts, you name it.  

It's difficult to tell from my photo because of how light I kept the center of my background, but I actually used the coordinating dies for my tree. I usually like to fussy cut my images, but this is another one of those images where the dies are a lifesaver.  ;) I mounted my little scene behind one of our Fancy Frames Square dies which I cut apart to elongate behind my sentiment.  I wasn't liking how my sentiment was covering the bottom of my frame and I didn't want to cover the tire swing so cutting them apart was the perfect solution.  

I cut my banner from a polka-dot print from our Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper pack and stamped my greeting using a sentiment from our Timeless Tulips Stamps.  I then mounted them onto a piece of pink floral print paper from our Flirty Flowers Paper pack.  My card was just feeling like it need a little something extra so I then cut off 1/4" along the bottom and added a scalloped edge using our Stitched Scalloped Dies and a thin strip of striped paper from our Spring Sunburst Paper pack.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Seasonal Trees Spring Cherry Blossoms Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No.7:  For my last card of the day I used that same tree from card no.4, this time layering on some apples from the set.  I die-cut a ric-rac mat from white cardstock using our Frilly Frames Chevron Dies and then masked them off along the edge using some purple tape.  I then flicked on color using a bunch of different green Copic Markers until my grassy background was filled in, adding a little shading with some Mowed Lawn Distress ink around the edges.  When it was complete, I die-cut a grass border using our Sunny Sentiments Dies.  I then cut a second ric-rac mat and repeated the process with the purple tape and inked up my sky with Broken China Distress ink.  

When my inks were dry I heat embossed a sentiment borrowed from our Fruit Cocktail Stamps. I then added a few clouds from our new Fluffy Clouds dies and a boy to sit on my log from our Fall Kiddos Stamps. I just love all the scene building opportunities this set has and I can't wait to play with it more. I'm sure it's going to be one I find myself reaching for over and over again.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Seasonal Trees Apple Of My Eye Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I'm so happy 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, April 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Silly Sloths and Seasonal Trees stamps & coordinating dies, as well as the new standalone Fluffy Clouds dies used today (available for purchase on Friday, April 12th).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Silly Sloths 4x6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Silly Sloths Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Seasonal Trees Palm Tree, Fir Tree, Apple Tree, Log & Tire Swing 4x6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Seasonal Trees Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fluffy Clouds Stitched Dies 4-piece Set

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:


A Bird's Life Stamps
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Little Angels Dies
Little Angels Dies
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Stitched Scallop Dies
Stitched Scallop 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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Timeless Tulips Stamps
Timeless Tulips Stamps
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Fancy Frames-Square Dies
Fancy Frames-Square Dies
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Critter Campout Stamps
Critter Campout Stamps
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Critter Campout Dies
Critter Campout 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- Circles Die
Window Trio- Circles Die
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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Fruit Cocktail Stamps
Fruit Cocktail Stamps
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Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Spring Sunburst 6x6 Paper
Spring Sunburst 6x6 Paper
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Flirty Flowers 6x6 Paper
Flirty Flowers 6x6 Paper
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Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Botanical Backdrop Die
Botanical Backdrop Die
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Frilly Frames Chevron Die
Frilly Frames Chevron Die
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Frilly Frames Stripes Die
Frilly Frames Stripes Die
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Island Getaway Dies
Island Getaway Dies
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Island Getaway Stamps
Island Getaway Stamps
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Summer Picnic Dies
Summer Picnic Dies
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Summer Picnic Stamps
Summer Picnic Stamps
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Sunny Sentiments Dies
Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Fall Kiddos Stamps
Fall Kiddos Stamps
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Fall Kiddos Dies
Fall Kiddos Dies
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Stitched Oval Dies
Stitched Oval Dies
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77 comments:

  1. I don't do it often enough but yes I like to build scenes.

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  2. Oh dear.... too many fabulous things in this release.

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  3. I love doing scene building cards. :) Sometimes I do masking, and other times I do fussy cutting and just glue the images on. Either way is fun!

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  4. Finally somen sloths that I looooooove!!!! I NEED THEM!!!! AWESOME cards as always!!!!😍😍😍

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  5. Ok these sloths are really, really cute. A must have. This is a great release. So many cute things. :)

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  6. Gahh! So cute, take my money! That sloth tho <3

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  7. I was so excited today to get up and check out the release and u did not disappoint!!!! Awesome JOB!!!!

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  8. I do enjoy scene building cards but it's also nice to have a stash of things that make quick cards when you need them. I was so excited to see the post today and I absolutely can't wait until tomorrow so I can get all this cuteness coming my way!!

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  9. WOWWWWWWWWW! These are all so adorable. That sloth, eek! I need that cloud BG and the ones that make the stitched ones without actually cutting. Gimme!

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  10. Yes I do enjoy making scene building cards and boxes. Your cards are all so wonderful and those sloths are such adorable images!

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  11. Oh my goodness! Those sloths are so stinkin cute. And you gave me all sorts of inspiration with the trees. Didn't think I needed those till I saw how you used them. Thank you!

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  12. All of these animals are just adorable. I tried to figure out which is my favorite, but I can't. LOVE THEM

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  13. I find scene building challenging, but I do create them occasionally. Your scenes are adorable. Love the new release. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. So many cute things! Wallet beware!

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  15. I'm not very good at scene building, but I do try once in awhile.
    Love your beautiful cards. No. 3 if my fave today - love the colors & that sweet cutie pie! Awesome release, Mendi.

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  16. I do enjoy creating simple scenes but I'm not very good at it.

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  17. Occasionally I enjoy creating a scene, but my style tends to be more clean and simple.

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  18. LOVE making scene building cards and these are just DA BOMB! TFS!

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  19. Loving what you’ve shown so far! Especially the trees. I don’t care for making scene cards. They are a challenge for me! But I love seeing what others can do with them!

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  20. Can't wait for that tree set!!!! I want to enjoy making scene building cards but need to practice. Because, I'm currently not very good at it. Love love love the look of them though!

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  21. You really are trying to break my bank. I am going to have to add the sloths to my wish list. They are adorbs!

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  22. I love the trees. Loads of possibilities there. I also love your dry emboss of the clouds. Nicely done and I am so enjoying the sneak peeks.

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  23. Those sloths are adorable and I like the trees also. I usually prefer clean and simple but sometimes I do like to venture out of my comfort zone!!!

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  24. Awesome cards as always. I love the new cloud dies.I think I need them really.

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  25. I do not have many stamps to create scenes, but I do try with what I have. It's fun combining lots of different stamps to make a scene come together.

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  26. I love scene building on cards, but don't do it often because of all the masking you have to do!!! Adorable stamps and dies!!

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  27. Love those darling sloths! I do like scene cards and I'm slowly building up the components to create some myself. The card examples today are adorable!

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  28. I really love this release; every product I’ve seen is just terrific. It’s hard to have a favorite, but I can’t wait to get my hands on Seasonal Trees!

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  29. I do enjoy making scene cards - the reality is I don't get too many made though. Thank you for sharing your cards they are beautiful and fun!

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  30. I know someone who thinks Sloths are the greatest things on earth, so I can't wait till she sees this.
    I do like making scene cards.

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  31. These are simply darling cards and inspiration! Love this release!

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  32. I find scene building difficult. I like seeing what other create, tho.

    I especially love the Spring Greetings card with the flowering tree and the birds. So springy!

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  33. I am trying to do scene building but I usually cheat by referring to pons I’ve saved. I need to get braver!

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  34. So much cuteness! I absolutely love the Silly Sloths stamps set - soooo cute!!!

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  35. These stamps are so funtastic!! I love them all.

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  36. I have made a few scene cards, but I find them challenging. I love your scene cards though. Thanks for the inspiration and maybe I will give a try again. :D

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  37. Love the scenes you built with the sloths and the one with the camping critters. A great bunch of fun, new products! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. I love the sloths soooo much! And yes, I do like building scenes! Especially with clouds and sunshine!

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  39. Omg!! These sloths. The cutest card ever.

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  40. Oh, what adorable sloths! I tend to stick more with CAS, so I usually like including one scenic element to go with my image, but that's about it. I'm in awe of people who can put together full scenes all the time like Nichol Spohr. I would lose patience with that soooooo quickly.

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  41. Oohhh !!! I love your trees so much !! 😍 Especially the pine one ! About your question, yes I love to build scenes ! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  42. The sloths are adorable! I admire those designers who can create great scenes on their cards - I'm not so good at it! (I tend to use solid or patterned paper backgrounds to keep things simple.)

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  43. Some cute new things coming our way :)

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  44. Those sloths just make me laugh. So very cute!

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  45. These cards are just adorable!
    I do love making scene cards!

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  46. Love the trees stamp set! Soooo cute! I really like creating scene cards but often struggle with masking as it can get pretty tedious. I usually just end up stamping out the images and then fussy cutting them as buying matching dies can get pretty expensive!

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  47. Scene building is not my favorite style for cards, but those sloths sure did make a cute scene!

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  48. Those sloths are so adorable!

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  49. Wow this tree stamp set is really amazing, love all the different trees.♥
    Hugs
    Angela

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  50. Loving the Sloth and those cute clouds! I enjoy building scenes - making different ones for special people!

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  51. Marisela Delgado said: What fabulous cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  52. Love all the new stamps and Dies but the Slotha are must have for me!

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  53. YES! I have so many stamps - I love seeing things that can inspire me to use them all!

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  54. I wish I was more creative in making scenes. These sloths are adorable.

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  55. Love,love,love the apple tree, so cute!

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  56. I have not created a lot of scenes--but I'd be interested in trying!

    Chris L.

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  57. Cute cards and I
    do like making
    scene cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. Another wonderful and amazing sneak peek day.

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  59. Beautiful release! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

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  60. Loving this release, the stand alone cloud dies are a must have! Looking forward to making scenes!

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  61. Scene building is my favorite card to make, but sometimes it can be like a time vortex that I can't get out of! 😂 I'm loving the sloths by the way!

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  62. Love today's cards. The sloth stamp is so cute and the tree stamps are great.

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  63. Scene building isn't really my thing. Great release. Love the sloths!!!

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  64. It's fun to build a scene. I try to
    do them as often as I can - especially
    when I have cute stamps like these.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. great work - I love making scenes - they give my cards 'purpose' lol!!

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  66. Fantastic new sets and fabulous inspiration! I don't make scene cards that often, although they are beautiful cards.

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  67. I just love that first card with the adorable sloths! I really like the look of scene cards, but I haven't tried making very many yet. I need to try making more. :)

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  68. I like creating scenes but sometimes I feel it needs more involvement from the creator.

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  69. I adore scene building cards and I enjoy making them, although they are more time-consuming so I don't make as many as I'd like. Love the stitched clouds! A very nice cost-saving alternative compared to those more expensive background dies on the market. Perfect for a small crafty budget!

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  70. I don't do enough of it,but I don't know why because I love it. It reminds me of playing with Colorforms when I was a kid.

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  71. my favorite scene cards include flowers with sky, or animals with flowers/branches/trees. there are several things today that make me want to start crafting!!

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  72. LOVE scene building cards - another day of fabulous inspiration!

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  73. I don’t make scene cards often but I do like the way they look. One day I may have the supplies to create more.

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  74. Oh those sloths are adorable. I like scene building cards but I don't have the right images in my stash.

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  75. I really struggle with scene building....but luv other people's creations :)

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  76. I am not very good at creating scene cards but I do enjoy it. Especially since the way all your stamp sets work together, it makes it so possible and fun! I LOVE these trees!!

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