Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sneak Peek: Holy Night, Inside Greetings & Victorian Christmas

Hello and welcome to day 5 of our Fall & Winter Peek Week!  All this week I am showcasing cards using our newest collection which will be available to purchase tomorrow morning. 

Today's sneak peeks include a new 4x6 Nativity stamp set, two 4x6 Sentiment Stamp sets for the inside greetings on your holiday cards, a second new 6x6 paper pack and a mini 2x3 holiday house stamp to compliment our previoulsy released Christmas Home Stamps.  Are you ready? Let's get started!

Card No. 1:  My first card uses our new Holy Night Stamps. This is a set I have wanted to create for the previous two Christmas seasons, but I was always too nervous I wouldn't be able to bring it to life the way I envisioned. I wanted to have a set that included some cute animals welcoming the birth of Jesus just like my favorite children's Christmas book The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado. I'm happy I was finally able to overcome my fear though because I had so much fun using it to create today's Christmas cards.

I started by inking up a white cardstock panel with Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks, working darker towards the outer edges. This set comes with a number of different sized shining stars so I started by heat embossing the largest one near the center just over where I planned to position the baby Jesus and added the smaller ones throughout my sky, adding small white dots between them with my white sharpie extra fine point paint pen.

For my ground I die-cut a piece of brown cardstock with a sloped die from the Slimline Nature Border dies and inked up the bottom half with some vintage photo distress ink. After it had dried I heat embossed a sentiment from the set using clear VersaMark ink with white embossing powder. I decided to fussy cut my images which I had colored with Copic markers, but I saved myself some trouble with cutting out the rafters on the stable and just cut the outside edge. For the inside portion I colored it with a coordinating Copic marker and no one would ever be the wiser.  ;)

Sunny Studio Blog: Oh Come Let Us Adore Him Starry Night Nativity Slimline Handmade Holiday Card (using Holy Night 4x6 Clear Stamps)

Card No. 2:  Up next is a slimline card that gave me the extra room I needed to include the three wise men from the Holy Night Stamps. I inked up my paper with the same colors that I used on my first card, but this time I spritzed it with water and flicked on some watered down white paint. I then die-cut the panel when it was dry with our new Slimline Scalloped Frame dies and cut a second portion out using black cardstock to form my ground. This time I only used the simple large star from the set and heat embossed my sentiment using our new Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps.
Sunny Studio Blog: This Christmas May Your Hearts Be Warmed By The Love Of Jesus Nativity Slimline Handmade Holiday Card (using Holy Night Stamps, Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps and Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 3: This card makes use of our new Classic Sunburst paper which features the sunray print in all your favorite bright colors (previously we only had this style available in our pastel version) and it includes a nice diagonal grid print on the reverse side that is identical to the versatile grid print found in our Very Merry Paper pack. I elected to come out with two basic paper packs that can be used all year long over a traditional Christmas paper set this year since our small business is starting to outgrow our limited storage space and I need to be more selective about which new papers I add. I'm so happy to have these 4 basic new prints though that can be enjoy throughout the year!

I kept the rest of my card really simple, heat embossing my "O Holy Night" Sentiment from the Holy Night set near the center in white embossing powder and using the Slimline Basic Border dies to add stitching to my cardstock strip and a simple white scalloped edge.
Sunny Studio Blog: Baby Jesus in the Stable with Animals Sunburst Nativity Scene Handmade Holiday Christmas Card (using Holy Night Stamps, Slimline Basic Border Dies & Classic Sunburst Paper Pack)
Card No. 4: For my last Holy Night card I pulled out our Window Trio Square dies to create the three stitched windows in the center of my white cardstock panel and then added stitching along the edges of that same panel with ric-rac trim using our Slimline Basic Border dies.  I used our Gingham Jewel Tones Paper peeking out from behind the windows and then embossed a piece of navy cardstock using our Dapper Diamond Embossing folder.  

Sunny Studio Blog: Wise Men Still Seek Him Nativity Scene Handmade Holiday Christmas Card (using Holy Night Stamps, Window Trio Square Dies, Slimline Basic Border Dies & Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder)

Card No. 5: Switching gears I have some cards featuring our new Victorian Christmas 2x3 Stamps. My first card lets the house in this set take center stage, using our Stitched Semi-Circle Dies to create a snowglobe and base. For my base, I cut it out using our Amazing Argyle Paper pack and trimmed off part of my circle with my paper trimmer, adding a stitched edge to match the other stitching with out Slimline Basic Border dies. For my label, I stamped the Season's Greetings phrase from the stamp set onto a cutout using our Stitched Oval Dies.  I mounted my completed snow globe onto a piece of red Classic Sunburst Paper.

Sunny Studio Blog: Season's Greetings House & Snowman in Snowglobe Handmade Holiday Christmas Card (using Victorian Christmas Stamps, Stitched Semi-Circle Dies, Stitched Oval Dies, Classic Sunburst Paper & Amazing Argyle Paper)

Card No. 6:  For this card I wanted to recreate the look of San Francisco's Alamo Square (inspired by this photo here) at Christmas time. Then of course my husband had to point out to me that it doesn't snow in San Francisco and while I thought that it probably didn't do it often, "never" seemed pretty unlikely. Well, it seems we were both right. According to google snow has fallen and stuck on the ground 11 times since the gold rush so let's just pretend it was one of those years or as my daughters threw me a bone and told me maybe it could pass for a few other cities across America.  LOL!

I started by inking up my background with spun sugar, faded lilac, salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks.  For my scene I paired the Victorian Christmas house with the house and bare trees from our Christmas Home stamps and then die-cut my city backdrop using our Cityscape Border dies.
Sunny Studio Blog: Season's Greetings San Francisco Alamo Square Park At Christmas Handmade Holiday Card (using Victorian Christmas, Christmas Home Stamps & Cityscape Border Die)

Card No. 7: My next card uses all three houses from the Victorian Christmas and Christmas Home Stamps for a beautiful snowy scene. To set my scene, I inked up my background with spun sugar, faded lilac & tumbled glass distress ink and then heat embossed two sets of the fir tree borders from our Here Comes Santa stamps using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. My embossing powder was looking a bit cream in color next to my white snowy ground though so I decided to add some Stardust stickles over the top of the embossing to help it blend better and it turned out to be a happy solution. I really love the sparkle it adds to my card. I then added some snowflakes to my sky using a white Sharpie extra fine paint pen.

For my sentiment I used the "Merry Christmas" greeting from our Merry Sentiments stamps and then the "from our house to yours" from the Christmas Home set. The little snowman and lamp posts from the same Christmas Home set completed my scene. I love having a third house to go with this set so I can create a full neighborhood with three unique homes!

Sunny Studio Blog: Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours Neighborhood Homes with Glittery Snow, Snowman, Pink Sunset and Snowflakes Handmade Holiday Card (using Victorian Christmas, Christmas Home, Here Comes Santa & Merry Sentiments Stamps)

Card No.8: For my last card of the day, I have a card featuring our new Inside Greetings Christmas stamps. I had created this small scene a couple years ago with our Christmas Chapel Stamps, Christmas Home Stamps and Sunny Semi-Circle Dies, but then just set it aside because life got busy and I wasn't quit sure how to fill the space above the church where I felt there was a bit of a gap.

Well this beautiful greeting came to my rescue, as did the tiny snowflakes from our Sledding Critters Stamps (being shared tomorrow) and the tiny circle flakes from our Winter Scenes Stamps.  I then mounted my little scene onto a piece of our brand new Classic Sunburst Paper in green to pick up the colors of the trees and wreaths.

Sunny Studio Blog: May The Miracle of Christmas Fill You With Joy Handmade Card (using Christmas Chapel, Christmas Home, Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps, Sunny Semi-Circle Dies & Classic Sunburst Paper)

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy to have you hang out with me today. I read all your comments and they mean so much!  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. The contests run through Wednesday, August 26th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, August 30th. :)

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Sunny Studio Stamps Holy Night Nativity Faith Based Christmas Holiday 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps Holy Night Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Inside Greetings Christmas Card Sentiments 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set Sunny Studio Stamps Inside Greetings Holiday Card Sentiments 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set

Sunny Studio Stamps Victorian Christmas Winter Holiday House 2x3 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps Victorian Christmas House Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Classic Sunburst Sunray Sun Ray & Diagonal Grid 24 sheet Double Sided 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad

Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Merry Sentiments Stamps
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Sunny Semi Circles Dies
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Christmas Chapel Stamps
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Christmas Chapel Dies
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Christmas Home Stamps
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Christmas Home Dies
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Window Trio- Square Die
Window Trio- Square Die
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
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Dapper Diamonds Embossing
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Here Comes Santa Stamps
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Stitched Oval Dies
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Cityscape Border Dies
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Stitched Semi-Circle Dies
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Slimline Basic Borders
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Slimline Nature Borders
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
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Scaredy Cat Dies
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Classic Sunburst Paper
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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74 comments:

  1. I would love to see inside greetings that reflect a nature theme. Beautiful projects here!

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  2. Love the Nativity stamp set and great holiday sayings stamp.

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  3. I would like to see inside birthday greetings. I never have enough of those. This is a great release. The Holy Night set is delightful with the cute animals and Wise Men. Love the Victorian House. The Inside Greetings are delightful and really express the feelings of the season.

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  4. I would also like to see inside birthday greetings. I mostly make Christmas and birthday cards. Love all these sets.

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  5. Great release! I saw the scaredy cats in a car stamp. What about dogs?

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  6. Love the Nativity set and the Victorian House. Beautiful cards! And the new paper is a must-have!

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  7. Beautiful cards today. I would love to see birthday or just general inside greetings.

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  8. Gorgeous cards. love the inside sentiments. Would love a thank you sentiment for inside.

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  9. Today's projects are so pretty. I'd like a set of sentiment stamps that goes with the generic "thinking of you" sentiment, & a "happy retirement" set.

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  10. What PERFECT Scene creating stamps! I would love to see PUNS for inside greetings... I love snarky!

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  11. Sentiments that have funny animal themes.

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  12. Beautiful cards, loving the nativity elements. I'd love some encouraging inside sentiments.

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  13. Love the Nativity set.
    I would love some puns for inside sentiments.

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  14. All occasion generic inside greetings so we can use it all year round. Congratulations on your new release! Thank you for the give away.

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  15. Thanks for the Holiday Sentiments Stamps for cards!

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  16. Love your new products! There is something for everyone! I would like to see more “thinking of you” type inside sentiments and maybe more birthday sentiments, too.

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  17. Religious Christmas cards are my favorite! Love this awesome work! Terri Burson

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  18. I primarily make birthday cards and am
    Always looking for unique inside greetings

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  19. absolute must have!

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  20. I am loving this entire release but especially today’s products! Those sentiment/greetings stamp sets are magnificent! I love sentiments/greetings that have more wording or are bigger for the inside of my cards especially for the holidays so I am beyond excited for these sentiment/greeting stamp sets! I would love to see this type of sentiment/greetings for birthdays and valentines, as well as for the loss of a loved one. Also wonderful creations by the entire Design Team!

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  21. I'm always looking for inside birthday sayings!!! Beautiful cards!!

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  22. New Year greetings would be great!
    Also instead of greetings to you and your family, greetings to you and all those you love.
    BTW, great card with city and Victorian homes even if it doesn’t snow in San Francisco. Card makers can make it snow anywhere!!!

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  23. I second everyone who has said birthday inside greetings would be nice. Also, some sympathy greetings. I never like having to make them, but they are so important. Another gorgeous day of new stamps! These are definitely Christmas in stamp form.

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  24. More wonderful things in this release!
    The inside greetings I need are for birthdays and sympathy and encouragement.

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  25. Love the Victorian Christmas stamp. Would like to see more single line sentiment stamps

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  26. Oh, first I want to say how much I love all the new goodies and the cards are just wonderful! I am so happy to see the inside greetings for Christmas. What a great thing to have! I'd next love to see inside greetings for Birthday and Sympathy cards.

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  27. The cityscape card is definitely my favorite, and the Holiday Inside Greetings stamps are a definite a must have item!

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  28. I love that pretty church! For Inside Greetings, I'd love something for teen birthdays or anniversaries!

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  29. I would like to see some general type sentiments involving a thinking of you card.

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  30. I love today's showcase! Thank you for the giveaway! I agree with the others' ideas for inside sentiments. Sometimes I make cards for charity that require very generic sentiments that are simply encouraging (you're awesome, have a happy day, etc.) and kid friendly.
    Rosalie. 🎅🤶🏠🏡

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  31. Love the Christmas houses all decorated so pretty. Great sentiments and of course I love that sunburst paper pad...

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  32. The houses are so
    fun and need some
    greetings for summer
    time.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Love love love!! Inside greetings for birthday, sympathy & encouragement.

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  34. Love the Holy Night & Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps! These would make lovely Christmas cards!

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  35. I love the new nativity stamp and die set. It is just adorable! I love seeing the die for the chapel stamp which I already have. Great release!

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  36. I would love some Faith based inside greetings with scripture included. Love the manger scene, wise men and church Christmas stamps, too. :D

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  37. This post is so awesome as I love having the complete the Nativity scene.

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  38. Inside birthday and sympathy and get well.

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  39. I love any kind of houses....and I love this one along with the church! Add in Christmas sentiments & you can't go wrong!

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  40. Holy Night set is so amazing. It perfectly captures the Holy family but with a beautiful and whimsical charm. I must have!!

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  41. Gorgeous new stamps! Amazing cards. I'd love a set of birthday greetings that are 2-3 sentences for the inside of a card.

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  42. Love the new manger! I would love to see more birthday inside sentiments!

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  43. Ok...how much for everything in the new release! LOL!!!! All of your ideas are great! I would like a stamp that reminds friends and family how they are always on my mind! And how I hope the cards I make warms their hearts and brings smiles to their faces!!!! SUNNY STUDIO STYLE☀️

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  44. Beautiful Christmas cards! I love the Holy Night stamp set and the inside Christmas greetings. Got to have them for my Christmas cards this year. More inside birthday greetings would be great. So many amazing and fun new products in this release.

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  45. Wow, amazing cards! Such sweet scenes and so perfectly executed. Wonderful new products.

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  46. Love to see a good luck sentiment

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  47. General greets or birthday! Thank you!

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  48. I make more birthday card that other themes, so some nice birthday sentiments would be great!

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  49. Lovely new products and projects! I tend to leave inside of cards blank for personal notes; however, I do love puns!

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  50. I am so excited for this release. Especially love the Christmas and Holiday sentiments.

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  51. I love the holiday sentiments. :)

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  52. I mostly keep the inside of my cards blank, except for Xmas cards - so these are perfect! If I had to choose some other greetings, I think birthday greetings would be most useful.

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  53. I would love to see either encouragement or celebration inside greetings.

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  54. Fantastic nativity set! The new release is fabulous! So many wonderful designs!

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  55. This is such a sweet nativity set and I love today's sentiment sets too!

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  56. I love that beautiful and sweet nativity set you created. The sentiments are wonderful as well! I would love to see inside birthday sentiments.

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  57. SWOON!! I LOVE ALL of the NEW Products!! My FAVORITE would have to be that Holy Night Stamp Set!! I'd LOVE to see some Birthday Inside Sentiments Next and maybe some Sympathy Inside Sentiments too as it's NEVER easy to know what to say on Sympathy Cards!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  58. Very beautiful cards. The images are really cute. I would love to see some inside greetings with encouragement and kindness themes.

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  59. The Nativity...ohmy! Beautiful! Would love to see Halloween and Valentine's Day greetings; you'd make them super fun!
    ~carol

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  60. Eight fabulous cards - just love all the Nativity ones but all are wonderful! Thank you for more inside greetings - I need new ones and these are perfect!! More inside greetings please - for any occasion!

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  61. You did a beautiful job designing your O Holy Night set. Thank you for your take on stars. Those are wonderful, too. Love the sunburst paper. Now that slimline cards are so popular, we might need some longer sentiments for inside and out.

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  62. Love the decorated Victorian houses. Love the detail.

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  63. Any kind of thoughtful "I care about you," sentiments. I love the houses, the nativity.

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  64. Can’t wait to get the “O Holy Night” stamp and die set. Just lovely!

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  65. Such beautiful stamps! Love them!

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  66. I like longer sentiments for the inside (i.e. "Thinking of you and wishing you only the very best."

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  67. I’d like to see more pet sympathy sentiments. Pets are family and I’d love more options for cards that deal with the terrible loss of a furry family member.

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