Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sneak Peek: Super Duper, Heroic Halftones & Comic Strip Speech Bubbles

Hello and welcome to our Fall Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I will be showcasing cards using our new collection for Autumn debuting tomorrow on Friday, July 12th

I have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for today to arrive. I didn't expect to fall as hard as I did for our new Super Duper Stamps and diesComic Strip Speech Bubbles dies and Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper pack.  In fact I have 8 unique cards to share with you today and I would have had even more if I didn't run out of time.  There's so many fun ways to use these sets!

Card No. 1:  These new stamps match really well with our Cityscape Border (and fluffy cloud border) dies shared on Monday giving you even more ways to mix and match products!  Our Heroic Halftones Paper pack comes with lots of great prints that are reminiscent of comic book printing, although look awesome for everyday cards as well.  I used the sunburst pattern in blue for my background and one of the little superheros, lightening bolts and shooting stars from our Super Duper stamps.  For my sentiment I used one of the speech bubbles from our Comic Strip Speech Bubbles dies, popping it up with foam tape.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Super Duper Superhero Birthday Card (using Cityscape Border Die, Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper & Speech Bubble from Comic Strip Dies)

Card No.2: For this spotlight style card, I started by inking up my white cardstock panel with Salty Ocean distress ink. I then used our Sunny Borders Dies To mask off 3 ovals and inked up around them using Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.  I then fussy cut three angled masks (creating one and then using it to trace two more), lining them up over the oval masks and applied an even layer of Blueprint Sketch over the entire card and and Black Soot distress ink a little more lightly in the corners giving the spotlights a glowing appearance. 

After removing the mask I added some "sparkle" with a Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint pen, flicking out a couple of the dots for extra sparkle. When I was sure my card was good and dry, I added a little anti-static powder where I wanted my sentiment to go and then stamped my greeting with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with opaque white embossing power.
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper Superheros in Spotlight Handmade Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No.3: For this card I wanted to really showcase all that you can do with the new Comic Strip Speech Bubbles Die.  I was able to combine three of the speech bubbles with the new stitched comic strip frame for a very retro funny papers vibe, however this product is one I think I'm going to get a ton of mileage for with other styles of cards.  I often struggle with finding a good way to add greetings to my cards and these came to my rescue more than once.  ;)

For my background I started with a sun ray patterned paper from our Spring Sunburst Paper pack and then created scenes in each square using our Fluffy Cloud Border dies, Cityscape Border dies and the grass from our Comic Strip Everyday dies.  The clouds were looking a little bare and unbalanced with the weight of the other frames so I embellished them with a couple scattered stars from our Primary Star Confetti which solved that problem and added a little extra color to my scenes.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Super Duper Superhero Card for Mom's and Mother's Day (using Comic Strip Speech Bubbles dies, Cityscape Border die, & Fluffy Clouds Border dies)





Card No.4: For my next card I got away from primary colors and went with an analogous color scheme. When I was researching classic superhero themes, I realized clouds are not always the fluffy white variety so I decided to use our new Fluffy Clouds Border dies with one of the halftone prints from our Heroic Halftone Paper pack. I then cut a second one from black cardstock, offset them and popped them up with foam tape for an exploding effect. Love the shadows it creates!  I used another pattern from the pack for my background and then the fluffy cloud speech bubble for my greeting.

Card No.5:  I used that same exploding clouds idea on my next card, this time layering them along the perimeter of my card to create a border to hide my clear acetate shaker window behind.  I had the other half of the Cityscape Border die-cut leftover from card no. 3 that I put inside my window along the bottom of my scene and then created a visual triangle with the two superheros and speech bubble.  This style of thought bubble comes with two different options for the little "clouds" leading up to the bubble (which you can see on both this card and card no. 4). As my shaker filler, I used our Primary Star Confetti clay embellishments which are such a great compliment to these stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Super Duper You're My Superhero Star Shaker Card (using Comic Strip Speech Bubbles Dies, Cityscape Border die, Fluffy Clouds Border dies & Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper)

Card No.6: I've been itching to create another card with our Sliding Window dies and the Superheros are the perfect images to pop up with these fun interactive dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper Flying Superhero Interactive Pop-up Birthday Card (using Sliding Window Dies)

I made them so that the fluffy cloud border along the top of my card front was placed just above the fold for the sliding window and then adhered the bottom two clouds and stamped superhero so that there wasn't any adhesive above that same fold.  That way the clouds blend together when the window is closed, but then pop up to have only clouds on the edge when opened, giving the appearance the superhero is flying through the air.
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper Flying Superhero Interactive Pop-up Birthday Card (using Sliding Window Dies)

I embellished my card front with red and blue die-cut stars from our Comic Strip Speech Bubbles dies and then added another superhero girl and heat embossed greeting in the hidden window below.
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper Flying Superhero Interactive Pop-up Birthday Card (using Sliding Window Dies)

Card No.7: For this card I used the new Comic strip dies in a more graphic way, rather than a literal comic strip style card.  Just call it my version of Piet Mondrian.  ;)  I filled the openings using a mix of our Heroic Halftones Papers and then embellished my card with Studio Katia Iridescent Star Crystals.
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper "You're Super" Superhero Card (featuring Comic Strip Speech Bubble Dies & Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper)

Card No.8: My last card uses all the same elements as the previous card, but with a different arrangement.  For each release I mass produce cards for brick and mortar stores who carry our products to display and I was experimenting with different arrangements before settling on the first option.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps Super Duper "You're Super" Superhero Card (featuring Comic Strip Speech Bubble Dies & Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper)

Here's a look at the four patterns in the Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper Pack. Each pattern comes in 6 bright colors which are double-sided. They are printed on a nice 65 pound cover weight and come with two of each style.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Heroic Halftones Primary Colored Polka-dot 6x6 Patterned Paper Pack

That wraps up today's sneak peeks.  I'm so happy you've joined me!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below.  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, July 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Super Duper stamps & coordinating dies, as well as the new Comic Strip Speech Bubbles dies & Heroic Halftones 6x6 Paper pack used today (available for purchase on Friday, July 12th).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Super Duper Superhero 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set   Sunny Studio Stamps: Super Duper Superhero Coordinating Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Heroic Halftones Primary Colored Polka-dot 6x6 Patterned Paper Pack  Sunny Studio Stamps: Comic Strip Speech Bubbles Low Profile Metal Cutting Dies

Other Supplies Used:

Sunny Borders Dies
Sunny Borders Dies
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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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Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
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Comic Strip Everyday Dies
Comic Strip Everyday Dies
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Sliding Window Dies
Sliding Window Dies
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Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Cityscape Border Dies
Cityscape Border Dies
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Fluffy Clouds Border Dies
Fluffy Clouds Border Dies
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Primary Star Confetti
Primary Star Confetti
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Iridescent Star Crystals
Iridescent Star Crystals
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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80 comments:

  1. I make all of my Christmas cards. I have no set time as when I start making them.

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  2. Yes, I make all of my Christmas cards and most I start too late, but not this year. ;-)

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  3. Mendi! These card projects are beyond spectacular! I'm totally in love with the super duper characters and that beautiful paper pack. Honestly, you've outdone yourself with this one :D Yes, I handmake my own Christmas cards, but sadly I don't start working on them until November. I wish I could start them earlier but can't seem to get it together.

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  4. I do make them. I kind of just make them when I have inspiration to make some cards, and generally mix things up and do lots of different designs rather than mass producing Christmas cards. :)

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  5. I make them but always start too late to make more than a few. I've got a craft date next week and my project is to get started on those Christmas cards!

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  6. Fantastic cards!
    The speech bubble comic strip will be great to add to my collection. Do many things you could use it for.

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  7. What a great stamp set, so fun! I make a few Christmas cards each year for close friends and family. This year I plan to make a few more. 😊

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  8. I do make Christmas cards but always seems to be at the last minute of course. Loving all of the super hero cards!

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  9. I just loved the "spotlight" card the best, but they're all so adorable. I think I'm gonna have to allow you to keep my debit card on file and put me on some sort of auto delivery program. Ha ha

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  10. I make Christmas cards all year long and yes, I mail them as well as hand deliver. And any leftovers are given to a charity event. :-)
    Love your beautiful cards as always. <3

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  11. I start in Sept. to get my Christmas cards all done! It is the highlight of the card making year! I am so excites and liking forward to it already!!! I love your SUPER stamp set and that paper pack...melts my heart!!! Only 1 more day until I can order!!! Thank YOU!

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  12. I just make a few cards for gift cards and such for Christmas presents. Wish I was organized enough to make more!

    Chris L.

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  13. I started making my Christmas cards in about April. I make all of my cards, so I have to start early--also, it gets hot upstairs in my craft room in the summer, so I can't do much in July/August. I don't have AC...

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  14. Wow, love, love, love EVERYTHING!!!! You're cards are amazing! The paper is FANTASTIC! I need it all! Ha!

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  15. Very fun cards!
    I do make some Christmas cards to send out! I'm a last-minute kinda gal, so I make them in late November or in December! I always have plans to do them earlier, but it somehow never happens!

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  16. These superheroes are so fun, love the spotlight effect on your second card. I try to make Christmas cards throughout the year, I mostly give to my relatives to send to others.

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  17. I do! But I never start as early as I should lol

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  18. love making Christmas cards - usually start in October!!

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  19. I absolutely love the Comic Strip Speech Bubbles die!! Yes, I make Christmas cards to send each year. I never seem to get started until November at the earliest.

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  20. This is my favorite day of the release so far & that's saying a LOT because they've all been great. I do make Christmas cards & should get started on them right away, but will probably put it off till Sept....or later.

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  21. Yep, I make Christmas cards to send out. I have a stash, but I usually start in October.

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  22. Super cute! I do not make Christmas cards.

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  23. Must have! Super cute. I always get a fall photo for our christmas card.

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  24. oh oh..my wallet is in trouble!

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  25. Yes I make my Christmas cards! I usually start after halloween.

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  26. Love the superheroes! I make our Christmas cards but it depends on when I get inspired, when I have the right supplies, and how involved the card is as to when I actually start.

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  27. OMG! These superheroes are adorable! Perfect to make cards for kid's birthdays.

    I start making my Christmas cards in October or November.

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  28. I will start at the beginning of August or so to make some Christmas cards. I make about 150 each year, so it takes a while.

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  29. My nieces and nephews would be thrilled with some superhero birthday cards.

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  30. I only mail Christmas cards when I have them done, so many years I don't send them. I should start them now.

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  31. Love all your projects on today's post! Super cute!! I usually decide on a Christmas card design and then make the mistake of looking at all the new Christmas stamps/papers/dies that come out every Fall and then change my mind over and over again! By the time I do decide then it is mid-to-end November and I have to hurry to get them finished! Not this year though! (who am I trying to kid??!!)

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  32. Yes I always make my Christmas cards!! I usually make them through out the year.
    Love LOVE L*O*V*E these Adorable cards!!!!

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  33. These cards are awesome! I love all the different ways you used these stamps and dies; so fun. :) I enjoy making Christmas cards, but I usually start too late, so I only end up making them for immediate family members. I really want to start earlier this year, maybe even creating a few each month so I have them ready by December 1st!

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  34. Yes I make all of my Christmas cards. I make all kinds of different ones. I decide what I want while I’m making it. These cards are adorable!!

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  35. I make about half of my holiday cards! Time for me is the factor and I like the cards to be special for each family I send to.

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  36. I make a few Christmas cards for close friends and family. Usually try to mail by second week of December.

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  37. In the past, I've hand-made my Christmas cards, but for the past few years, I've just gone through Shutterfly. They have sales starting in November, which is when I used to put together my handmade cards (yeah, I know...that was probably too late to make 90+ cards to mail out!).
    I still do make a few handmade Xmas cards for neighbors and teachers to give personally, so that satisfies my creative needs while maintaining my sanity during the busy Christmas season!

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  38. These stamps and dies are SUPER adorable! And I can never get enough of the Sunny Studios 6x6 patterned papers! I should really start making Christmas cards now so I don't run out of time later :)

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  39. Love the heroic halftones paper!

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  40. I make handmade Christmas cards and usually don't get started until late November.

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  41. I do send out handmade Christmas cards. I always tell myself that I will start early, and then I don't. But - I am going to a crafting retreat next week and I plan to do just that! I have already packed my Holiday Style, Petite Poinsettias, and Christmas Trimmings stamps and dies!

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  42. Yes, I make Christmas cards. I usually start working on them in November, but I might start earlier this year. This whole "Christmas in July" thing is making me consider making a few during the summer to have a few made ahead of time.

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  43. Yes, I make Christmas cards. My goal is yo have them all made by the end of August.

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  44. These are just the sweetest! Yes I make about 30 Christmas cards for myself to send out.

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  45. I want to make homemade Christmas cards to mail out but it hasn't happened yet. I'm seriously considering Christmas in July for card making :)

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  46. LOVE the NEW Set and the AMAZING Inspiration!! I make cards each year and usually make them all year long so I don't have to stress come December!!

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  47. Fabulous SUPER HEROES! So many great cards! I start Christmas Cards now.... since so many companies have Christmas in July sales and contests!

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  48. Yes, I make about 150 Christmas cards each year. I like to think that I will get started early, but it never happens. LOL

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  49. I make about 75-80 Christmas cards and I start thinking about what to make about now and try to start in Oct/Nov so I can mail them the first week of Dec. Darling new products and great cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. I do make Christmas cards every year to mail out. I usually start at the beginning of November.

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  51. I don't make that many Christmas cards so I usually don't start until late Nov.
    These hero stamps are awesome and I love the halftone papers. Super cute!

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  52. These super hero kiddos are adorable!!! Looking forward to the full release. I do make Christmas cards throughout the year. Most of them go to charitable service projects, with a few left to send out.

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  53. SUPER CUTE little SUPER heroes :)
    LOVE these sweet images, ADORE the papers and WOW, the Comic Strip Speech Bubbles are SO COOL, such a WONDERFUL way to add AWESOME to our cardmaking!
    PS - I usually try to make a few Christmas cards each month, starting in January ... I forgot this year, so I'm in the middle of a Christmas-in-July cardmaking blitz and feeling the HO HO HO, just need to put on some carols now :)

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  54. I try to make Christmas cards but usually get too busy. I need to start them much earlier--like now!

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  55. Darling cards! I
    make my Christmas
    cards and start them
    end of November.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. I haven't made my own Christmas cards for quite awhile, but THIS IS THE YEAR!! I'm determined to make it happen! I think choosing a simple design will be the key, wish me luck!

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  57. Christmas cards are my favorite to make and I do mail them out.
    Fun cards and stamp set today. x

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  58. I love to create Christmas cards over the whole year and send them out for good friends and family.
    Your cards are really cute.♥

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  59. These are so cute!! Your cards are amazing as always!

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  60. love the cards they are fun my grandchildren would love them

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  61. My family loves comic books, and these stamps and dies are just awesome!
    Yes, I make and mail out Christmas cards. I usually start making them in October.

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  62. Love that half tone paper pad, so perfect with the stamps. I make Christmas cards all year but I don't mail any of them, just give them out in person. My cards usually have so much "stuff" on them they aren't mail-able.

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  63. Love the superheroes!!! I've already started on xmas cards - I'm trying to do a few a month.

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  64. ADORABLE!!! I have a weakness for Halftone and all things Comic strip releated! TFS!!

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  65. Yes - I like making Christmas cards but I only send them to people who really appreciate them. I like starting in October. :)

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  66. Yes, I do make Christmas cards to send out. I started about a week ago making some aince it is Christmas in July time!!

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  67. I do make quite a few of my cards, mostly to people I know will appreciate them. My goal is to do some each month, and I started earlier this year, but I have fallen behind. ��

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  68. Mendi, you went above & beyond with this Fall New Release group of products!!! I love them all! I wish I could afford to order it all today... but will have to order it in spurts. YOU ARE SO VERRRY TALENTED!

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  69. The super duper heroes are so cute! Love them! I am new to cardmaking so this will be the first year that I will be making my Christmas cards and since I am a novice I think I should start about now 😀.

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  70. Love these superheroes. Goes well with the comic strip dies. I plan to make Christmas cards next month.

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  71. I do make Christmas card to send out but to immediate family and a few friends...I start way too late (Nov).

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  72. I don’t mail out Christmas cards like I used to. Just make a few cards/tags and usually make goodie bags/favors for my different organizations that I belong to.

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  73. I only make a few and always wait until November.

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  74. Marisela Delgado said: what super cute cards and stamps. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  75. I send Christmas cards every year and have already started making some!
    I love these super heroes!

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