Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sneak Peek Week: Merry Mice, Hogs & Kisses, Stitched Scalloped Tag Dies

Hello and welcome to our Winter Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I will be showcasing cards using our new collection for the holidays shipping on Friday, September 27th

Today's sneak peeks includes two additional new holiday critter stamp sets and two new stitched scalloped tag die sets.

Card No. 1:  My first card of the day spotlights our new Merry Mice Stamps which feature 5 adorable mice and lots of fun companion images for scene building options.  For this card I focused on the little caroling mouse, adding various warm weather accessories to each one to personalize them.  

To set my scene in the background, I heat embossed a piece of watercolor paper using our Frosty Flurries Stamps, which I then colored with a wash of Daniel Smitth watercolors using a resist technique.  I then layered over the top, a row of houses from our new Scenic Route Stamps and snowy hillsides using our Woodland Border Dies which were inked up with Tumbled Glass distress ink. 

To finish my card I stamped musical notes from our Little Angels Stamps and heat embossed my sentiment using a sentiment from the set, pairing it with the word "Christmas" from our new Christmas Garland Frame die being shared more later this week.

Sunny Studio: Merry Mice Christmas Caroling Mouse Holiday Card (using Woodland Border dies, Christmas Garland Dies, Scenic Route Stamps and Frosty Flurries Stamps)

Card No. 2:  For the little mouse image in the stocking, I immediately thought of our Fireplace Shaped Die set. I wanted to add the look of tiles to my fireplace so after die-cutting the card shape, I pulled out my Dapper Diamonds 6x6 Embossing Folder.  

To give the appearance of grout between my "tiles", I used a brayer to apply an even layer of Colorbox Cape Cod pigment ink to the raised parts of my embossing folder before carefully sandwiching a piece of white cardstock in between and running it through my die-cutting machine. I then sponged on a lighter layer of that same ink all over my entire embossed panel. 

To give my log and flames a realistic appearance, I added free-handed coloring details to my die-cut pieces using Copic Markers.
Sunny Studio: Merry Mice Christmas Mouse Hanging in Stockings from Fireplace Shaped Holiday Card (using Fireplace Die & Dapper Diamonds 6x6 Embossing Folder)

Card No. 3:
 Up next is a card showcasing one of my favorite images from the set and the star of our new enamel pin: the mouse in the coffee mug. The cup he's in looks great paired with the other mugs from our Mug Hugs Stamps. For my speech bubble, I used an image from our new Hogs & Kisses Stamps (featured more below).

To create a subtle print in my background, I used another little mug from our new Feeling Frosty Stamps (shared tomorrow) stamped with red ink onto red cardstock.  I then created a bit of definition between the panels using the smallest border from our Ric Rac Border Dies.
Sunny Studio: Merry Mice & Mug Hugs Christmas Mouse Holiday Card (using Ric Rac Border Dies, Mug image from Feeling Frosty Stamps & Speech Bubble from Hogs & Kisses Stamps)

Card No. 4:
 My next card features the adorable mouse snowman from the set!  I colored my houses from our Scenic Route Stamps to match a striped paper from our Holiday Cheer Paper pack and then used an unconventional pink for my sky for an evening rosy glow. Those ear muffs... I just want to pinch that little mouse's cheeks!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Mice & Scenic Route Mouse Snowman and Christmas House Holiday Card

Card No. 5:
 For my last mouse themed card of the day, I turned to our new Christmas Garland Frame which I cut twice from two complimentary colors of green cardstock.  I then ran one of them through my die-cutting machine sandwiched with a piece of printer paper (thank you Jennifer McGuire) to flatten it out and make it suitable for mirroring and using wrong side up.  The extra layer gives my garland frame a fuller appearance that I just adore!  

For this card, I wanted to create the appearance that we are peering at them in their cozy little spot in the wall from a peep hole.  To set my scene I borrowed the fireplace and stockings from our new Santa Claus Lane Stamps and the Hot Cocoa Mugs from our new Feeling Frosty stamps.  The subtle red diamond print from our Very Merry Paper pack made the perfect wallpaper.
Sunny Studio: Merry Mice Christmas Mouse with Cheese Tree & Fireplace with Stockings Holiday Card (using Christmas Garland Frame die & Santa Claus Lane Stamps)

Card No. 6:
 I'm switching gears, moving from mice to pigs with a card featuring our newest 3x4 stamp set called Hogs & Kisses.  These three little pigs make me smile!  I was looking for a way to frame them on my card and I thought turning them into little portraits using our Fancy Frames Square dies would be a fun way to display them. 

To add a bit of color I used a rainbow striped print from our Very Merry Paper pack which was layered with a simple grey grid print from our new Subtle Grey Tones Paper pack. For my sentiment, I used a phrase from the set which was stamped onto a speech bubble using the coordinating Hogs & Kisses Dies cut from a pink polka-dot print from our Holiday Cheer Paper pack.  

At this point I was feeling like my card was a bit heavy on the right side so to help balance things out visually, I scattered some die-cut hearts from our Basic Mini Shape Dies II which were topped with Glossy Accents to give them shine.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Holiday Hogs & Kisses Scalloped Pig Themed Christmas Card (using Very Merry & Subtle Grey Tones 6x6 Paper & Fancy Frames Square Dies)
























Card No. 7: I couldn't resist using one of the everyday pigs from the set to create a love themed card.  As I started building my little scene using our Fluffy Cloud dies and Stitched Heart dies, I thought the piggies would look adorable as flying pigs so I borrowed the wings from our Pet Sympathy Stamps.  

For my sentiment I used the "hogs and kisses" phrase from the set, pairing them with the "sending" word from our Happy Thoughts Stamps. To add a little interest to my background I used a polka-dot print from our Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper and finished off the bottom edge of my card with our Stitched Scallop Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Sending Hogs & Kisses Flying Pigs Love Themed Valentine's Day Card (using Pet Sympathy Stamps, Fluffy Clouds Dies, Stitched Heart Dies, Stitched Scalloped Dies & Dots & Stripes Pastel 6x6 Paper)

Tag Set No.1:  For my next piggy project I used the holiday pigs on some bright and happy Christmas tags using our newest Scalloped Circle Tags.  Each die set comes with tags in two versatile sizes.  These here use the larger of the two tags from the set and can be dressed up in so many ways.  

I started by cutting tags from solid blue cardstock to use as my tag back (which I stamped with my "to" and "from") and then from there cut extra pieces from patterned paper to layer on the front from our Very Merry Paper pack.  I love the interest adding a little bit of extra pattern adds without being too busy.  I finished my tags with some heart reinforcers from our Build-A-Tag 2 dies and some solid baker's twine.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Hoggy Holidays Pig Themed Christmas Gift Tags (using Hogs & Kisses Stamps, Stitched Scalloped Circle Tag dies & Very Merry 6x6 Paper)

Tag Set No.2: Up next is another set of holiday gift tags using the second new tag set, this time the Scalloped Square Tag dies.  The largest of the two tags in the set measures 3.25" wide and is the perfect size for little stamped vignettes.  

For these here I paired them with images from our Merry Mice Stamps and the heart print paper from that same Very Merry Paper pack and the candy cane striped pattern from our Holiday Cheer Paper pack.  On the backside I kept things simple and stamped my "to" and "from".

Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Mice Christmas Mouse Holiday Gift Tags (using Very Merry 6x6 Paper & Scalloped Square Tag Dies)

Tag Set No.3:  Both these sets come with a smaller mini tags which are so perfect for mass producing quick and easy tags for all the people on your gift list.  Even better both sizes of  tags from these new sets layer nicely with the dies from our Fancy Frames Circle Dies and Fancy Frames Square Dies.  

To dress up my 2" tags I cut them from brightly colored tone-on-tone papers from our new Very Merry Paper pack and then stamped them with a few mini snowflakes from our Feeling Frosty Stamps using coordinating ink colors and matching pieces of baker's twine.

Sunny Studio: Stitched Scalloped Circle & Square Mini Christmas Holiday Gift Tags (using Fancy Frames Circle & Square Dies, Very Merry 6x6 Paper & Season's Greetings Stamps)

Well that wraps up today's sneak peeks.  I'm so happy you've joined me!  I would love to hear what you think about today's newest products.

If you missed it, make sure to check out our Birthday blog hop post HERE for a chance to win one of eighteen $25 Gift codes to our online store. Plus I share a few more details about our Holiday release promos shared below.  :)

Sunny Studio Stamps: 4th Birthday 2019 Blog Hop with Prizes, Free Shipping and Free Gifts with Purchase

Here's a closer look at the new items used today (available now as a pre-order HERE and shipping out on Friday, September 27th).
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Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Mice Christmas Mouse 4x6 Photopolymer Clear Holiday Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Merry Mice Coordinating Metal Cutting Dies to Match Stamp Set

Sunny Studio Stamps: Hogs & Kisses Holiday Christmas Pig 3x4 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Hogs & Kisses Metal Cutting Dies to coordinate with matching stamp set

Sunny Studio Stamps: Stitched Scalloped Circle Gift Tag 2-piece Metal Cutting Die Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Stitched Scalloped Square Gift Tag 2-piece Metal Cutting Die Set

Other Supplies Used:
Little Angels Stamps
Little Angels Stamps
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Mug Hugs Dies
Mug Hugs Dies
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Mug Hugs Stamps
Mug Hugs Stamps
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Stitched Heart Dies
Stitched Heart Dies
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Stitched Scallop Dies
Stitched Scallop Dies
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Pet Sympathy Stamps
Pet Sympathy Stamps
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Fireplace Shaped Dies
Fireplace Shaped Dies
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Frosty Flurries Stamps
Frosty Flurries Stamps
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Ric Rac Border Dies
Ric Rac Border Dies
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Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
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Fancy Frames-Square Dies
Fancy Frames-Square Dies
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Woodland Borders Dies
Woodland Borders Dies
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Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
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Dapper Diamonds Embossing
Dapper Diamonds Embossing
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Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Mini Basic Shape Dies II
Mini Basic Shape Dies II
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Fluffy Clouds Dies
Fluffy Clouds Dies
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Subtle Grey Tones Paper
Subtle Grey Tones Paper
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Very Merry 6x6 Paper
Very Merry 6x6 Paper
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Santa Claus Lane Stamps
Santa Claus Lane Stamps
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Santa Claus Lane Dies
Santa Claus Lane Dies
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Feeling Frosty Stamps
Feeling Frosty Stamps
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Scenic Route Stamps
Scenic Route Stamps
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Scenic Route Dies
Scenic Route Dies
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Christmas Garland Frame
Christmas Garland Frame
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19 comments:

  1. soooo CUTE! I shared the link to your post in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page!

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  2. So super cute! The pigs and mice are so adorable!

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  3. These are OH SO CUTE!!!! Love the pigs!!!!

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  4. Who knew I would love mice and pigs soooo much. All of your samples today are adorable. I love every one.

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  5. Oh my gosh Mendi! Your card and tag samples are adorable! I love all the products you debuted so far, but I'm especially liking the Scenic Route stamp set and Christmas Garland Frame die set - my mind is swirling with all sorts of design ideas! Can't wait to see what other goodies you have in store for us this week!!!

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  6. I LOVE the mice and piggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Absolutely love the mice, Mendi! So cute! And I love how the circle and square tags work with the older dies.

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  8. These are all so cute, both the stamp sets and the projects!

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  9. These cards and tags are SO MUCH FUN! If I take the time to comment on each one's attributes, I'd be all day, but suffice it to say, i think these cards are great "works of heart!" (Denise Ward)

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  10. These are so stinkin cute!!!! Adorable and love the new tags!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  11. Mice are without a doubt my least favourite animal, except when they are featured on a sweet card! Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  12. As if those mice were not cute enough look at those piggies! Adorable!

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  13. Love your wonderful release. The inspiration from you and the design team has been fabulous.

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  14. SUPER CUTE and SUPER MERRY :)
    LOVE the mice, LOVE the HUGGABLE hogs, LOVE the tags too, SO MUCH to LOVE!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING!
    ... sorry for the slow comment, just HAD to go back and peek at the flying pigs sending hearty hogs & kisses :)

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