Friday, August 21, 2020

Sneak Peek: Sledding Critters, Surfing Santa & Hedgey Holidays

Hello and welcome to day 6 of our Fall & Winter Peek Week!  All this week I've been showcasing cards using our newest collection which is now shipping! But before you head off to shop, make sure to see the last of our sneak peeks, enter today's giveaway and scroll down to read about our special sale going on! 

Today's final sneak peeks include a new 3x4 holiday stamp set called Sledding Critters and two new mini 2x3 stamps sets called Surfing Santa and Hedgey Holidays. Let's jump right in!

Card No. 1:  Up first is a card using our new Sledding Critters Stamps which is a winter version of our Cruising Critters StampsTwo years ago my family and I took an early morning flight to JFK on Christmas morning to visit New York City and experience the city during the holidays which has been a lifelong dream. Turns out Manhattan is crazy busy that week as more and more visitors pour in leading up to New Year's eve, but we still had a fabulous time making memories that will last us a lifetime. My daughters got to go ice skating in Central Park so this card is my version of sledding in Central Park with the beautiful city in the background.  

To set my scene I cut my city buildings using our Cityscape Border dies. For my snow hills, I used out Slimline Nature Border dies and added three trees from our Christmas Home Stamps. The Sledding Critter Dies come with two bonus word dies so I used the "sledding" word together with the stamped sentiment from the set, stretching and carefully cutting apart the word "sleddding" (although if you don't like to clip apart your stamps, you could also mask it off). 
Sunny Studio Sledding By With A Holiday Hi Central Park New York City Inspired Handmade Card (using Sledding Critters, Christmas Home Stamps, Cityscape Border & Woodland Border Dies)

Card No. 2: For my second card I used our new Winter Scenes Stamps and Dies for my cabin and snowy trees backdrop, coloring them in neutral colors to keep the focus on the cute little critters. The Sledding Critters Stamps come with 3 delicate miniature snowflakes which I heat embossed in my sky which had been inked up with tumbled glass distress ink. My sentiment was created using the second bonus word that comes with the Sledding Critters dies, together with the sentiment from the stamp set. To create the look of chipboard, I die-cut the word "snow" four times and adhered them together with a liquid glue pen.
Sunny Studio Blog: Dashing Through the Snow Holiday Christmas Card (using Sledding Critters Stamps & dies and Winter Scenes Stamps)

Card No. 3: My next set is dedicated to all our warm climate friends (or those who like to celebrate the holidays from a tropical locale). Our mini Surfing Santa 2x3 Stamps include Santa in his swim trunks, a separate surf board, a mini palm tree tree and the "Warm Christmas Wishes" sentiment, as well as a number of water splashes.

I took inspiration from Candice's card shared HERE and how having the three ice cream trucks moving across the card created a sense of movement so I thought I would try her technique here for my little Santa riding the waves. For my waves and stitched clouds I used the Slimline Nature Border dies. I stamped my sentiment onto the stitched scalloped circle from our Window Quad Circle dies. It felt like it was floating though so to ground it to my card, I cut a strip of our new Classic Sunburst Paper which I impressed with a stitched edge using the Slimline Border Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps Santa Claus Riding Wave with Surf Board Warm Christmas Wishes Handmade Holiday Card (using Surfing Santa Stamps, Slimline Nature Border Dies, Slimline Basic Border Dies & Staggered Circle Dies)

Card No. 4: I wanted to create a Christmas card with an island vibe so I pulled out our Tropical Scenes Stamps and Sending Sunshine Stamps for my islands and palm trees. For the smaller palm trees in the background, I used the small solid tree that comes with the Surfing Santa Stamps, using my Misti so that I could double stamp them first with green for the palm branches and brown for the trunk. I also tried my best to wipe off any spots on the stamp with a damp cloth that got the wrong color before making my impression. 

My sky was inked up using tumbled glass distress ink and then the horizon was masked off and I inked the bottom half of my panel with peacock feathers distress ink. I stamped waves using the supporting images in our Tropical Scenes stamps and then cut off the bottom portion of my card to allow me the space to have a little sliver of our Sleek Stripes Paper show through. I thought if I were Santa I would want a pair of polka-dot swim trunks so I add some dots with my white Sharpie extra fine paint pen. Lastly I stamped my a sentiment from our Heartfelt Wishes Stamps onto a piece of black cardstock with clear VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Sunny Studio Warm Winter Wishes Santa Claus in Swim Trunk on Tropical Island Beach with Palm Trees Holiday Christmas Card (using Surfing Santa, Tropical Scenes, Sending Sunshine, Heartfelt Wishes Stamps & Sleek Stripes Paper)

Card No. 5: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Mendi Yoshikawa
Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Woodland Border Dies & Holiday Cheer Paper)
 
Card No. 6: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Anja Bytyqi
Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Anja Bytyqi (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Season's Greetings Stamps & Peppermint Confetti)

Card No. 7: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Leanne West

Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Leanne West (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Layered Snowflake Frame Die & Happy Word Die)

Card & Tag No. 8: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Ana Anderson

Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Ana Anderson (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Fancy Frame Square Dies, Build-a-Tag 2 Dies & Very Merry Paper)

Card No.9: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps (blogged HERE) by Angelica Conrad

Sunny Studio Blog: Single Layer Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Angelica Conrad (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps)

Card No. 10: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Franci Vignoli

Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Franci Vignoli (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Christmas Garland Frame Die & Woodgrain Embossing Folder)

Card No. 11: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Juliana Michaels

Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Very Merry Paper)

Card No. 12: Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps (blogged HERE) by Vanessa Menhorn



Tag Set: 
Featuring Hedgey Holiday Stamps & Dies (blogged HERE) by Rachel Alvarado

Sunny Studio Blog: Handmade Hedgehog Holiday Christmas Card by Rachel Alvarado (using Hedgey Holiday Stamps, Build-A-Tag 2 Dies & Very Merry Paper)

Before I go, here's a look at this season's free mini die that will automatically come with all orders while supplies last. This is a smaller version of the small poinsettias found in our new Window Quad Circle Dies.


Did you miss our past mini dies? We now have our last 6 mini dies available for purchase in one conveniently packaged set that is exclusive to our web store and value priced for $4.99 which can now be found HERE (you can find all our past mini dies HERE).

Sunny Studio Snippets 6-piece Basic Mini Shape Die Set 3

That wraps up the last of our new products. Thanks for hanging out with me all this week and for your sweet support. All your comments and answers to my questions each day have been amazing and I love getting to know you all better. 

Tomorrow we are officially celebrating our company's 5th birthday with a big blog hop full of more prizes and inspiration, but we're kicking on the celebration now with a special sale which is good for 20% off all Sunny Studio branded products in our store (excluding newly released and retired products) using the promo code FIVEYEARS that will run through Wednesday, September 26th.  

Or if you're only in the market for our newest items you can use the promo code FREESHIP to receive free shipping on all USA orders over $25.  

Unfortunately only one discount code can be used per order so please choose the code with the biggest savings for you. ❤️

Sunny Studio Stamps: 5th Birthday Blog Hop with Sale, Inspiration and (15) $25 Gift Code Giveaways!

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. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here's a closer look at the new Sledding Critters 3x4 stamps & coordinating dies, Surfing Santa 2x3 stamps & coordinating dies and the Hedgey Holidays 2x3 stamps & coordinating dies available for purchase starting today.  :)

Sunny Studio Sledding Critters Sleigh 3x4 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps Sledding Critters Metal Cutting Dies Set

Sunny Studio Surfing Santa 2x3 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps Surfing Santa Metal Cutting Dies Set

Sunny Studio Stamps Hedgey Holidays 2x3 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps Hedgey Holidays Metal Cutting Dies Set

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Fancy Frames-Square Dies
Fancy Frames-Square Dies
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Window Trio- Square Die
Window Trio- Square Die
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Happy Word Die
Happy Word Die
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Woodland Borders Dies
Woodland Borders Dies
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Build-A-Tag #2 Dies
Build-A-Tag #2 Dies
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Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Staggered Circles Die
Staggered Circles Die
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Sending Sunshine Stamps
Sending Sunshine Stamps
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Sending Sunshine Dies
Sending Sunshine Dies
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Cityscape Border Dies
Cityscape Border Dies
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Very Merry 6x6 Paper
Very Merry 6x6 Paper
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Woodgrain Embossing
Woodgrain Embossing
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Season's Greetings Stamps
Season's Greetings Stamps
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Season's Greetings Dies
Season's Greetings Dies
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Layered Snowflake Frame
Layered Snowflake Frame
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Christmas Garland Frame
Christmas Garland Frame
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Tropical Scenes Stamps
Tropical Scenes Stamps
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Tropical Scenes Dies
Tropical Scenes Dies
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Slimline Basic Borders
Slimline Basic Borders
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Slimline Nature Borders
Slimline Nature Borders
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Winter Scenes Stamps
Winter Scenes Stamps
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Winter Scenes Dies
Winter Scenes Dies
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Classic Sunburst Paper
Classic Sunburst Paper
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Peppermint Confetti
Peppermint Confetti
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Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
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67 comments:

  1. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hedgehogs sooooo much!!!!!

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  2. Great release. I am most excited about Holy Night stamps and the Inside Greeting Christmas stamps.

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  3. Oh my gosh, epic cuteness ! That city scene though. . ! Terri Burson

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  4. Love that hedgehog!!

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  5. I am excited about the Retro Ormaments stamp set. I love SS layering stamps.

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  6. Super sweet new products! Amazing inspiration projects- wow!

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  7. I love the Winter Scene stamps and dies! And the Sledding Critters!

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  8. I am most excited about the tags and the hedgehog. That hedgehog is everything.

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  9. I love the mini stamp sets and the penguins!

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  10. I like the slimline dies. And the North Pole set.

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  11. Love the santa on the surfboard! I like the slimline dies and the mini poinsettia. Great release!

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  12. I am most excited about the Classy Christmas stamps and the Inside Holiday Greetings Stamps - already placed my order and can't wait til they arrive. I have more items on my wish list.

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  13. I am most excited for the quad dies! And the Harvest Mice and the Victorian Christmas (I don't have anything like it!). Awesome release and as always, your cards are just stunning!

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  14. I love both of the Christmas inside sentiment sets and of course the paper pads. This really is a fantastic release.

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  15. Loving the Hedgehogs! Wonderful release!

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  16. Gorgeous cards, my faves are Holy Night and the Penguin Pals sets. Thanks for the fab showcase during the week.

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  17. love the roly poly hedgehogs:)

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  18. I love these cute hedgehogs and the ornaments!

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  19. I love most of the new release! I have the village/house sets, so I would love to add the Victorian! Also like the Nativity and the winter scene. From today, I like the hedgehog and the sled.
    Congratulations on 5 years, Mendi! Sunny Studio Stamps is one of my favorite papercraft companies!
    Rosalie. πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ₯³πŸ•―️πŸ•―️πŸ•―️πŸ•―️πŸ•―️

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  20. Great Release! Love the new surfing Santa along with just about everything!

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  21. I love the penguin pals and harvest mice! And most of what was released! lol

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  22. The Retro Ornaments really caught my eye! Fabulous release!

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  23. Love the holiday paper pad and those adorable holiday hedgies... surfing santa is so cool. Great release Mendi!

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  24. Lovin' all the holiday papers and stamps! The sleigh full of critters warms my heart! Congrats on turning 5!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  25. Farm Fresh and Holy Night are my favorites!! Farm Fresh has the adorable scarecrow (I have a thing for them), and animals!!!!

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  26. I'm always so excited for your holiday releases and blog hops. I adore your products and can't wait to get all of mine so I can start making for this holiday season. ♥

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  27. Love the surfin Santa and hedgehog stamp sets.

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  28. Super adorable creations! Absolutely love all the products but I’m super excited for the Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps and the Inside Greetings Holiday Stamps. I love the size and length of these sentiments!

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  29. Hedge Hugs: Cuties!
    City Scene with Sled: Adorable

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  30. Hedgey Holiday set is so cute, card 12 is adorable!

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  31. Congratulations on your 5th birthday!! So happy for you! Everything in this new release is so cute it’s difficult to choose a favorite but I think I like the Farm Fresh stamp set and those adorable little Harvest Mice most of all! Can’t wait for the blog hop to see more inspiration! πŸŽ‰

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  32. I like the penguins & Nativity the most.

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  33. Marketing Madness!!! CONGRATS!!!! I have purchased 2 stamp sets in that last year not from sunny studios. Both were a huge disappointment!!! Your designs are wonderful and your stamp quality is the best!!! Thx and happy happy birthday!!!

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    1. Awe, thank you Christine. So happy to have you as a customer. You're the best!

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  34. Congratulation on your 5th Birthday! Great release of stamps, dies
    & holiday papers!

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  35. I love "Holy Night" with matching dies. I love making nativity cards for Christmas. :D

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  36. Happy 5th birthday Sunny Studio I really love everything in this new release I really love all of the Christmas stamps and dies, the slimline dies, the scenes stamps and dies and the paper you did an amazing job on everything Congratulations on making 5 years

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  37. I must have the sledding critters! So darn cute!

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  38. The surfing Santas are so much fun!

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  39. These are all the cutest! I love it all!!

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  40. Slim line dies and the hedge hog set!!!

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  41. I am most excited about Window quad dies.

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  42. Soooo excited to get the slim line dies!!! Adorable cards!!!

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  43. My favorites are the quatrefoil dies and the window quad circle set.

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  44. I just love the sledding critters! So cute! :)

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  45. I really like the Slim Line dies especially the nature borders.

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  46. This new release is adorable!
    Love the inspiration with all of the Christmas cards, since most of us are staying home , what better time to start creating Christmas cards!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome collection!

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  47. What a fantastic new release! How exciting! I especially like the Santa and hedgehog. Adorable!

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  48. Love the sledding set. Such a cute image with all those critters crowded in there.

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  49. I loved the family story you shared about visiting New York what fun card to create with it. Those sledding critters are so fun! So many wonderful things about this new release. One of my favorites is the quartrefoil frilly frames.

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  50. SWOON!! I LOVE ALL of the NEW Products!! My FAVORITE would have to be that Sleigh FULL of Critters!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  51. This is a tough call, but I think my favorite of this release is the retro Christmas ornaments set. Though I have to tell you a story of what the Surfing Santa reminds me of. One of the professors at my college, when exercising would wear a white t-shirt and red shorts, and he looked EXACTLY like this stamp. I might need to get it just for the nostalgia factor.

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    1. Hee-hee! This made me giggle! I almost colored one with a white belly to look like a white tank top too. :)

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  52. So cute! I love all the cards. And I am in love with those cute hedgehogs!

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  53. Those roly-poly hedgehogs are so cute!

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  54. Twelve amazing cards and fun tags too, Mendi!! I'm not into hedgehogs but yours are super cute and made into darling cards! I just love the new release but I'm most excited about all the new slimline dies - very versatile as you pointed out in print & video!

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  55. Another fabulous array of showcases! Highlights for me: Nativity, Christmas Greetings and the slimlines! Truly: smitten with everything!
    ~carol

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  56. The sledding critters are too cute! Also like the hedgehog tags!

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  57. Nothing says Christmas like surfing Santas! ;)

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  58. I love everything so much! So excited to get these goodies!

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  59. Everything is fabulous, but my faves are the sweet mice set and the adorable thanksgiving set!

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  60. I’m most excited about the options for making new smaller tags but I love all of it! Great work!

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