Monday, April 12, 2021

Sneak Peek: Color My World, Teacher Appreciation & Gift Card Pocket

Hello and welcome to the first day of our Summer Peek Week!  All this week I am showcasing cards using our newest collection which will be available for purchase on Friday, April 16th. 

Today I am sharing a new layering stamp set perfect for all you art and rainbow lovers called Color My World together with a companion sentiment stamp set called Teacher Appreciation. As you will see, this sentiment set can work for so many occasions beyond celebrating the teacher's in our lives. We also have a new Gift Card Pocket die with will work nicely with both of these stamp sets.

Card No. 1 & 2: For my first project I created a pair of cards using the same layered pencils at different ends to make maximum use of all the stamping involved with this design. I'm not going to lie. These pencils have a ton of layers!  11 to be exact when you factor in the metal rims, eraser, pencil lead and wood portion, but they can be simplified and made in as few as 5 layers when omitting the shadows. 

Sunny Studio Blog: Colored Pencil Sunburst Cards (using Color My World & Teacher Appreciation Stamps)

Card No. 1: To help you (and me) perfectly line up my pencils in this radial design I created a special printable which you can download HERE.  After printing these JPegs onto my white cardstock using my printer's individual sheet feeder on the thickest paper setting, I trimmed them down just a hair inside the outside black lines. I then adhered my pencils over the printed spokes using the straight edge of a ruler to keep things lined up for those pencils that were opposite from each other. I then carefully trimmed off the excess and adhered them to a 4.5" x 4.5" square black cardstock panel.

My sentiment comes from the new Teacher Appreciation Stamps which were stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and my mini MISTI. In hindsight I might even recommend starting with the sentiment first just so you don't have to risk losing all these precious pencils you stamped or having to come up with a plan B to cover up any mistakes if your ink pad accidentally drops. As a last step I added a little heart from our Basic Mini Shape II Dies which I covered with glossy accents and set aside to dry.
Sunny Studio Blog: Colored Pencil Sunburst Card (using Color My World & Teacher Appreciation Stamps)

Card No. 2: For my second card in the set, I used all those pencil ends that I had trimmed off my first card to create a second one. It just so happens the Teacher Appreciation Stamps have a really great greeting that goes along with the pencil erasers. Hooray!

My daughter who's a Junior in college this year has a professor that has poured a huge amount of time and energy into helping her really soar in her entrepreneur class and I think one of these two cards will be the perfect card for him before she graduates next year.
Sunny Studio Blog: The Influence of a Great Teacher Can Never Be Erased Rainbow Pencil Card (using Color My World & Teacher Appreciation Stamps)

Card No. 3: Up next in a card using the crayon from the Color My World Stamps. This image layers more typical in the way that you only need four coordinating monochromatic ink colors and then a standard black ink to create each crayon. The word "crayon" is a separate image so you can chose to leave it off or include it like I did for this card.

For my greeting, I inked up a small piece of white cardstock using finger daubers and then die-cut it using the Rainbow Word die, pairing it with a coordinating sentiment from our Over The Rainbow Stamps. Once again I pulled out some of those same mini hearts from our 
Basic Mini Shape II Dies which had been inked up using Picked Raspberry distress ink. For my card background, I cut a 5.5" x 4.25" black card panel from our Classic Sunburst Paper pack, adding a rainbow stripe to the bottom of my card from our Rainbow Bright Paper pack. We have a new set of basic Stitched Rectangle dies (being shared tomorrow) that I used to frame my sentiment using white cardstock. 
Sunny Studio: Wising You A Rainbow of Happiness Crayon Card (using Color My World & Over The Rainbow Stamps and Rainbow Bright & Classic Sunburst Paper)

Card No. 4: For this card, I used the new layered paint palette and brush from the Color My World set to create another fun and bright rainbow inspired card. To create the curved painted rainbow for my paintbrush, I cut a curve from a role of masking material and then inked up my rainbow using distress inks and my jumbo daubers before removing the mask. I created a second rainbow in the same ink colors onto a 5.5" x 1.25" strip of cardstock which I mounted on the bottom of my card base and then layered it with my original panel.  I tucked in a basic zig zag edge and added a stitched line to the edge of my panel using our Slimline Basic Border dies. I finished the card by filling the empty space between my rainbow and paintbrush with the greeting from the Color My World Stamps which I stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.
Sunny Studio: Paint A Rainbow Palette & Brush Card (using Color My World Stamps & Slimline Basic Border Dies)

Card No. 5: Up next is another card featuring the crayons from the Color My World set, but this time I paired them with our new Gift Card Pocket die to recreate the look of a crayon box. To decorate my "crayon box" I turned to our Fishtail Banner dies, cutting a series of V's from green cardstock. and then stamped my pocket with the word "thank you" from our Teacher Appreciation Stamps. This card uses one of the greetings from the set that doesn't have to be limited to just teachers. The stamp set also includes an alternative option to change the wording to "you have brightened my day", rather than "my year" for ultimate flexibility. 

For my card background I used the heart print from our Subtle Grey Tones Paper pack and the rainbow striped paper from our Rainbow Bright Paper pack to add a little interest to this simple design.
Sunny Studio: You Have Brightened My Year Crayon Box Card (using Color My World Stamps, Teacher Appreciation Stamps, Gift Card Pocket Dies, Fishtail Banner Dies, Rainbow Bright & Subtle Grey Tones Paper)

Card No. 6: My next card uses the paint brush and palette again so I thought it would be fun to create a hand-painted background to reinforce the painting theme using some Daniel Smith Watercolors. I wanted my colors to be really intense to match the feel of my stamped pallet of colors so I used less water in my paintbrush when mixing my colors to create more of a gouache
. To start my process I started by brushing on a layer of water onto my watercolor paper and then used broad strokes to repeat the colors of the rainbow with a #8 round brush, cleaning my brush between colors. When it had dried completely, I ironed my panel sandwiched between printer paper on a low heat setting and then die-cut it using our new Stitched Rectangle dies (being shared more tomorrow). I then mounted my stitched rectangle onto an A2 panel cut from kraft paper and die-cut a white circle to frame my stamped images using our Stitched Circle Small Dies.

For my sentiment I used another greeting from our Teacher Appreciation Stamps which I heat embossed with white embossing powder onto black cardstock. I then cut it out using the double ended pennant die that comes with our new Stitched Rectangle dies. The issue was my greeting was a bit longer than the dies allowed for so I hung the end of the die off my cutting platform so it wouldn't cut on one end when passing it through my die-cutting machine. I then flipped it over, locking it in place with the previous cut's stitching lines and then repeated the process by hanging the opposite end off my cutting platform when running it through a second time. 

Sunny Studio: "Thank You For Helping Me Shine" Rainbow Paint Brush & Palette Card (using Color My World Stamps, Teacher Appreciation Stamps, Stitched Rectangle Dies & Stitched Circle Dies)

Card No. 6 details: When I was nearly done with my card I thought it would be cool to make my paints look wet for an even more realistic look so I coated them with some Glossy Accents by Ranger and then set my card somewhere safe to dry where I wouldn't be tempted to accidentally bump it and mess it up (which I have done more times than I care to count).

Sunny Studio: "Thank You For Helping Me Shine" Rainbow Paint Brush & Palette Card (using Color My World Stamps, Teacher Appreciation Stamps, Stitched Rectangle Dies & Stitched Circle Dies)

Card No. 7: For this card I repeatedly stamped a brushstroke image from my stash (this is unfortunately an older retired one by Hero Arts, but you can find similar ones HEREHERE 
and HERE). The beauty of this design is you can forgo stamping the handle of the paintbrush so you are able to speed things up by eliminating those three layers.

For my ink colors I alternated 
Gina K. Bubblegum Pink, Hero Arts Ultra Pink, Gina K. Passionate Pink & PinkFresh Studio Raspberry Bliss. When I was done stamping my brushstrokes they didn't end up being centered on my A2 panel so I trimmed them down using our Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies and then mounted them onto a pink print paper from our Classic Gingham Paper pack.I then die-cut the word tickled" using our Loopy Letters Dies and the word "pink" using our new Chloe Alphabet dies (to be shared more on Wednesday) and coated them in more Glossy Accents. The word tickled though was getting lost on that particular pink that landed there though so I tucked a pennant cut from our Gingham Pastels Paper pack below it to help it stand out from our Stitched Rectangle dies (being shared tomorrow).
Sunny Studio: Tickled Pink For You Brushstroke with Paint Brushes Card (using Color My World Stamps, Classic Gingham & Gingham Pastel Paper, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Loopy Letters Dies & Chloe Alphabet Dies)

Inside Card: I completed my greeting on the inside of my card so that the full greeting actually reads "tickled pink for you" using our new Gift Card Pocket Dies. Our new Stitched Rectangles dies are also the perfect dimensions to frame a gift card so I layered that below my pocket for a more finished look when the gift card is removed. The gift card pocket dies also include two different versions of the word "for" with both this one shown here and a scripty version as well as the word "you" which matches our Loopy Letters Dies, tying the look of the outside greeting to the inside greeting.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Inside View of Tickled Pink For You Card with Gift Card Pocket

Card No. 8:  For this card I used the notebook paper image from our School Time Stamps, repeatedly stamping them in PinkFresh Studio Sky Blue ink. I then trimmed them down with my paper trimmer and rounded the corners with my scissors before arranging them on the diagonal on my card front and cutting off the parts that hung off the edge. I think I was able to fill my entire card front using only 6 stamped notebook papers because I was able to use the parts that I trimmed off and piece them together to cover the other open spots. 

I then used the lines of the notebook paper to line up my greeting from our Teacher Appreciation stamps and used those same lines to line up my crayons on the diagonal. For this particular card I chose to leave off the word "crayon" so you can see how they look both with and without. My card was feeling like it need a little extra something so I added a scalloped border to the bottom of my card using our Slimline Basic Border dies and some Classic Sunburst Paper scraps. I also cut a scalloped border without the holes from white cardstock using that same die set so I could layer it below my other scallop for a nice solid look on both sides of my card.
Sunny Studio: "You Have Brightened My Year" Layered Rainbow Crayon Card (using Teacher Appreciation Stamps, School Time Stamps, Slimline Basic Border Dies)

Card No. 9: The background for my last card of the day was also created using our School Time Stamps. This time I repeatedly stamped the ruler from the set on kraft paper using Gina K. Kraft Ink, slightly shifting the ruler each time so that the numbers wouldn't be lined up exactly the same way each time.

For this card I actually combined two different greetings together from our Teacher Appreciation Stamps. This is yet another set of sentiments that wouldn't need to be limited to just teachers. You could easily substitute the word friends, doctors, people, etc. in place of the word teacher using alphabet stamps and dies or even borrowing those words from other sets. My greetings were stamped onto circles cut using our Stitched Circle Small dies and Stitched Circle Large dies. For the second portion of my greeting I added interest by heat embossing part of it onto a piece of black cardstock that was die-cut using the pennant from the Stitched Rectangle dies. Maybe I should have just shared those today since 
as you can see I have used them a ton.  ;)  I had some leftover mini hearts from our Basic Mini Shape II Dies sitting on my desk from my very first set of cards and they felt like the perfect finishing touch to this card.
Sunny Studio: "The World Needs More Teachers Like You" Ruler & Pencil Thank You Card (using Teacher Appreciation Stamps, School Time Stamps, Stitched Circle Dies & Stitched Rectangle Dies)

I frequently am asked which ink colors I used for my layered images.  While I think there are so many great options out there, these are the colors I used today for my stamped images from light to dark:

Paintbrush (card no. 4 & 6)
Pinkfresh Studio Warm Buff (3a)
Pinkfresh Studio Doe (3b)
Gina K. Warm Cocoa (3c)
Hero Arts Soft Granite (3d)
Hero Arts Charcoal (3e)
Hero Arts Soft Sand (3f)
Gina K. Sandy Beach (3g)
Gina K. Kraft (3h)

Paintbrush (card no.7)
Hero Arts Soft Granite (3d)
Hero Arts Charcoal 
(3e)
Gina K. Kraft  (3f)
Concord & 9th Wheat  (3g)
Hero Arts Cup O'Joe (3h)

Paint Palette (card no. 4)
Gina K. Kraft (4a)
+ 3-color groupings to match crayons below

Yellow No.2 Pencil
Pinkfresh Studio Apricot (1a)
Concord & 9th Buttercup (1b)
Pinkfresh Studio Marigold (1c)
Hero Arts Soft Granite (1d)
Hero Arts Charcoal (1e)
Gina K. Sandy Beach (1f)
Hero Arts Charcoal (1i)
Pinkfresh Studio Coral Reef (1j)
Pinkfresh Studio Passion Fruit (1k)

Pink Crayon
Pinkfresh Studio Ballet Slipper (2d)
Hero Arts Soft Pink (2c)
Hero Arts Bubblegum (2b)
Hero Arts Ultra Pink (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Red Crayon (& Pencil)
Pinkfresh Studio Coral Reef (2d)
Hero Arts Pale Tomato (2c)
Gina K. Red Hot (2b)
PinkFresh Studio Berrylicious (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Orange Crayon (& Pencil)
Pinkfresh Studio Apricot (2d)
Pinkfresh Studio Clementine (2c)
Concord & 9th Marmalade (2b)
Pinkfresh Studio Persimmon (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Yellow Crayon (& Pencil)
Pinkfresh Studio Lemon Whip (2d)
Pinkfresh Studio Sunshine (2c)
Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Mustard (2b)
Pinkfresh Studio Marigold (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Green Crayon (& Pencil)
Hero Arts Green Hills (2d)
Pinkfresh Studio Key Lime (2c)
Gina K. Lucky Clover (2b)
Pinkfresh Studio Olive (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Teal Crayon
Gina K. Ocean Mist (2d)
Gina K. Turquoise Sea (2c)
Gina K. Blue Lagoon (2b)
Gina K. Tranquil Teal (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
 (2e)

Blue Crayon (& Pencil)
Hero Arts Dusty Blue (2d)
Pinkfresh Studio Slumber (2c)
Pinkfresh Studio Blue Jay (2b)
Pinkfresh Studio Sapphire (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

Purple Crayon (& Pencil)
Pinkfresh Studio Soft Lilac (2d)
Pinkfresh Studio Candy Violet (2c)
Versafine Clair Purple Delight (2b)
Hero Arts Grape Juice
 (2a)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (2e)

To help you line up our layered stamps like a pro I've created a special layering guide (you can click on the photo below to view it larger). The guide shows the stamps starting with the lightest ink color, working towards the darkest, but sometimes I find it easier to start backwards. They both work depending on what your preference is.  The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer.  :)

Sunny Studio Stamps: Color My World Pencil, Crayon, Paint Brush & Palette Ink Layering Guide

I have also created a special PDF alignment printable for you to print out and help you layer the stamps over for the Pencil and Paintbrush so they will line up perfectly with the dies that you can print HERE. The pencil and paintbrush in particular have three or four separate sections so this really helps keep things lined up so they will still match with the dies when you're done. This guide is designed so that you can trim it down and layer it with your paper strips that are 3.75" x 1" in size. You are then able to flip them and use both size to maximize your paper. I usually start by lining up and stamping some test impressions on thin printer paper while I work on get things set up perfectly and these guides really helped with that.

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you spent a part of your day with me today. I read all your comments and they mean so much!  I'd love to give a $50 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 Saturday, April 17th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, April 18th. :)

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Here's a closer look at the our new Color My World Stamps & Dies, Teacher Appreciation Stampseacher Appreciation Stamps and Gift Card Pocket Dies used today (available for purchase on April 16th):

Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing Color My World 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Crayon, Pencil, Paintbrush & Paint Palette Stamps  Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing Color My World Companion Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing Teacher Appreciation 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Sentiments Greetings Stamps Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing Gift Card Pocket Metal Cutting Dies with script "for you" word dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
School Time Dies
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School Time Stamps
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Rainbow Bright 6x6 Paper
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Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Over The Rainbow Stamps
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Rainbow Word Die
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Mini Basic Shape Dies II
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Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies
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Subtle Grey Tones Paper
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Slimline Basic Borders
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Classic Sunburst Paper
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Loopy Letters Dies
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Stitched Circle Small Dies
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Stitched Circle Large Dies
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Fishtail Banner Dies
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Hero Arts White Detail
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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120 comments:

  1. Your cards are fantastic. Lovely sentiments. I really like how you lined everything up around the perimeter of the card. Thanks for the printouts.

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  2. These new items are gorgeous!! My mind is spinning with ideas!

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  3. Love the cards. My husband has helped me get thru this crazy year.

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  4. Love all the bright cards! As a former teacher, I love to see these.

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  5. These cards are so bright and inspiring. What a great new release! I love it!

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  6. What bright and cheery cards. Love the colored pencils and crayons.

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  7. My husband and my parents have definitely helped me through this crazy past year!

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  8. Wow! Great new supplies. Love the bright colors used.

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  9. Love this new release! Beautiful cards! Family and friends have helped me get through the past year!

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  10. I know it's only day #1 but, BEST RELEASE DAY EVER! Give me a new box of crayons, paints, colored pencils, markers...I'm a happy girl. I also LOVED school supply shopping day. Couldn't have gotten through this year without my husband ♥, my mom even though we are long distance (3-5 hour phone conversations) and my Bible study teacher via Zoom.

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  11. These are so amazing! It might only be day 1 but this looks to be AWESOME release

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  12. Gorgeous and very colorful cards. Great way to thank a teacher for all their help. I particularly fond of the tickled pink card. Thanks for sharing your creative vision.

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  13. 9 fantastic cards-so much inspiration! Great new sets for showcasing color! Faith and family have gotten me through this year.

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  14. My mom and my kids have helped me get through this crazy year.

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  15. You always make such happy, colorful cards and I love them all. The box of crayons is fun and I love how you made two different cards with the pencils. So clever! Hubby & I are homebodies with hobbies so we definitely relied on our hobbies to get us through this past year.

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  16. The DH (dear hubby) helped get me through this year along lots of CRAFTING!!!

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  17. Your teacher cards are fantastic! My cardmaking has helped keep me happy this past year.
    Elizabeth P

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  18. I am not able to enter with the Rafflecopter ... tried on two different platforms, same error message: aw shucks, we didn't get your entry, please try again. Anyone else having this problem?

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  19. OMG! I AM IN LOVE! My sister is a teacher! I need this for her!!! Crafting and working out has helped me stay happy!

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  20. This was so much fun to read. Your stamps have always been a favorite. The layering yields such dramatic results. I love the bright colors and all the tips you offered. I cannot wait to see more!

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  21. Such a fun release! My hubby has been great this year.

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  22. Love the crayons and paint palette! So many great ideas!

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  23. I can't wait to see the rest of the new release!! My family has gotten me through this year. Especially my youngest son.

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  24. I can't wait to see the rest of the new release!! My family has gotten me through this year. Especially my youngest son.

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  25. I counted on my daughter and son-in-law and grandkids to get me through. I like how realistic those crayons are. Amazing.

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  26. Love the new stamps! I counted on my husband and friends to get me through this crazy year.

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  27. Wow what a fun release, I cannot wait to see what other stamp sets there are. The cards created today are just so vibrant and colourful, hey don't we all need some colour at this time with lockdown just to lift our spirits. My hubby has encouraged me to get my crafting mojo back as I lost it for a good few years due to some health worries.

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  28. Yay for a new release! Love the new stamp sets! I can almost smell that box of crayons - one of my favorite smells when I was a child! Then I became a teacher and had crayons everywhere! My family (and card making) has helped me get through this challenging time.

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  29. I have counted on my husband. In all ways. I will have to continue to...

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  30. What a great release day! As a teacher who works with such amazing colleagues I especially love the teacher sentiments.

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  31. This set would be wonderful not only for teachers but for all our dedicated parents who have been so diligent in home schooling their kids during these times... love the pallets, crayons and great sentiments. Wonderful!!!!

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  32. These are so adorable and versatile-I’d use them to make cards and even decorate my school planner. Love!

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  33. Love all those wonderful colors!

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  34. These cards are great! I am a teacher and would love to receive one of these cards, so I’m quite sure other teachers would as well. Nice! I will definitely be looking into getting this set.

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  35. Oh my, these are the best cards! I love all the colors. You did so much work in this post. Thanks for all the detail. I love all the stamp sets!

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  36. The cards are wonderfully cheerful. It is so nice to see bright colors after a long, white winter in MN.

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  37. I love this creative set!! There are some many things you can design with it!! Can't wait to get creative!!

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  38. So many cute products. I really love the crayons, paintbrush, paint palette, etc.

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  39. This release is going to be a must have!!! As a former teacher, I have been wanting to do some cards for my friends still in the trenches and these stamps will be perfect!!!

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  40. I get through this with my husband, and my Yorkie. This is a wonderful, artsy set!

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  41. Love all the bright colors! Such a great card idea to show those beloved teachers some appreciation especially in the past year of change.

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  42. These are all so cute and I love the rainbow colors. I also love that all the pieces come in one set!

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  43. My family has helped me get through this crazy year.

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  44. Lovely cards! I have relied on family to get me through the crazy year! Crafting helped a lot too!
    Rosalie B

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  45. My Wonder Husband and my amazing oncologist literally kept me alive this year. Long haul for everyone. As a retired elementary teacher, I really love the new Color My World & Teacher stamps++. Cute as usual.

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  46. My Wonder Husband and my amazing oncologist literally kept me alive this year. Long haul for everyone. As a retired elementary teacher, I really love the new Color My World & Teacher stamps++. Cute as usual.

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  47. My Wonder Husband and my amazing oncologist literally kept me alive this year. Long haul for everyone. As a retired elementary teacher, I really love the new Color My World & Teacher stamps++. Cute as usual.

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  48. Love all of these wonderful card examples! The range of ideas is amazing! Great new sets and perfect for so many different occasions! Color My World is fantastic!

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  49. Great cards! Looks like a fun new release.

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  50. I love all your stamps. As a teacher these cards make me so happy!

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  51. Looks like another great new release! Love the pencils!!

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  52. My husband and two college-aged kids have really helped me over the past year. We have all supported each other!

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  53. Cute and cheery cards. My husband, kids and grandkids have helped keep me sane and happy this past year.

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  54. This looks like such a fun set! Bright and fun! I can't wait to try them out! :)

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  55. LOVE THESE IDEAS! CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM OUT

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  56. My crafting BFF, Debbie, has helped me get through this past year. We talk several times a week on the phone even though we live 500 miles apart. I miss seeing her, but love that we still can connect. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

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  57. Oh my gosh! I've been looking for a really great set for teachers! Not only is my best friend a teacher, but several other ladies in my life are teachers, too, and I love to celebrate them! I also love the gift card die! I think cards 4 & 6 are maybe my faves, but...hard to pick from so many gorgeous cards!

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  58. My husband and I have counted on each other!

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  59. Looking forward to this new release.

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  60. love these colorful designs - looking forward to casing them - lol

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  61. oh forgot to mention that my husband has kept me sane during these trying times:)

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  62. Teachers are gonna love getting cards made with these products, soooo cute!

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  63. My family gave me the strength to carry on these crazy times. I am very thankful for having them.

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  64. All these cards make me so happy as a former Teacher, it's so good to be appreciated. My family has definitely supported each other through the challenges.

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  65. Love all these new products! Family, none of which live close, encouraged us through many Skype visits!

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  66. Love the new products. I really love all the colors in the projects!!!

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  67. What a beautiful array of happiness! Love each and every card. It will definitely brighten someone's day :-)
    Lena xx

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  68. I can't wait for this new release! I love all the art stamps and dies and love that they are layered too.

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  69. I have a BFF that has helped me through the past year. :) Love all the bright colors and those crayons!

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  70. I work as a secretary in a school, these are amazing stamps.

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  71. My husband and kids have helped me through this year. Love this release today (a bit biased since I'm a teacher!).

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  72. My daughter is a teacher and has had a very tough time herself this year but has helped me so much by having fun times for us. I can't wait to make one of these fabulous teacher cards for her. Love the release today and all of the creative cards.

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  73. These festive, cheery CAS cards have brightened my day! So great to have these supplies to use to encourage our teachers!!! My family-husband and three adult children have helped me make it through this past year.

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  74. Wonderful cards. Any teacher or helper would be happy to get one of these. Thanks for the pencil template, I know this will be a handy tool. Along with my family, my cousin who is like a sister to me has helped me through this year. We make sure to make each other laugh each time we talk.

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  75. Bright, fun and thanks for the pdf. My hubby has been my rock!

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  76. Love the teacher stamps and cards!! I make the annual Teacher Appreciation cards for our daughter’s school.

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  77. OHMYSTARS! The crayons, pencil crayons and teacher sentiments are awesome x a kazillion! Love them...especially since I'm a retired teacher! Oh, the possibilities! My husband and my miniature schnauzer, Lily, have helped me cope this year...as have my crafting friends...virtually!
    ~carol

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  78. My husband and boys have kept me going this year! We've all been home together since last March. My husband works from home now, the boys are doing school remotely from the basement and I lost the job I loved at our church's preschool. They have all been so supportive when I'm at my lowest.

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  79. Omg! I am so excited for Friday now!!!! ❤️❤️

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  80. I can't wait for this release!! All your cards are amazing!

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  81. Seeing my sweet little granddaughter’s face from Hawaii has certainly been a bright spot throughout this past year

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  82. Seeing my sweet little granddaughter’s face from Hawaii has certainly been a bright spot throughout this past year

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  83. My family has kept me going this past year. All the cards posted above are outstanding!

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  84. My kids have helped me make it through this year. They’re both in college now, and boy has it been hard to be without them both! Lots of phone calls, FaceTime, and zoom calls to keep connected and to help, love, and support each other.

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  85. So cute! My family has all helped this year!

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  86. I love the Teacher Appreciation stamp set! My family has helped get through this crazy year.

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  87. Oh my...loving the new "coloring" sets. I still have my box of "64's" from the 1960's.

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  88. Wonderful cards!
    My daughter has helped me get through this year, along with my kitty, Coco!

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  89. awesome cards! Love the stamp set! The persons who helped me the most other than family get through this time the last year or so have been my two crafty friends that I FaceTime with on a regular basis!

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  90. I have a teacher friend. I can not wait to create these cards and give them to her as an Xmas gift!

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  91. you created these just for me, right??? ;) a friend of 45+ years has called me often to check on me after deaths of two loved ones last year. what a weird time.

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  92. Yay!!!! I am so excited for a new release and a new year!!! 2020 was a great year to focus on the FAMILY!!! My husband and kidos filled my heart with love & silly times!!!

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  93. I could not have made it through this year without my mother in-law. Her sense of humor has seen me through a lot of tough times and I love her for it.

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  94. I'm looking forward to being with my friends again! Also all the glorious color in this new release!

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  95. These little beach buddies are the CUTEST! I love those elephants!

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  96. My husband and I helped each other get through this last year - we are the best of friends!

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  97. Such colorfull cards. My family got me through this last year.

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  98. I love these bright, cheerful and colourful cards! What a wonderful and fun set.

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  99. It is like this release is made just for me!!!! I adore everything about todays post! It just makes me so happy! I adore it all! You have totally knocked it out of the park!

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  100. So many colorful and cheery cards today!!! Such a good way to bring joy to someone!
    I couldn't have made it through this year without my husband. At times it's been hard having him here all day every day because he's working from home but I was able to choose not to expose myself to the virus more than necessary to get groceries and other essential supplies because of his hard work in challenging conditions. I have asthma and spent a lot of time when I was young feeling like I couldn't breathe and fearful, so knowing what COVID could do made me feel extremely cautious. Without his hard work and support I would have had to put myself in a position that would have made me feel very anxious.

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  101. This release is mind blowing 😱. I really ❤️ all of the attention that went into creating such thoughtful and creative designs.

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  102. Ok, you done blown the doors off with these! So awesome, really really great job!
    I love 'em! :)
    TFS

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  103. I leaned on to my sister and mother

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  104. Lovely colorful cards!
    Still having fun with my colleagues and students helps me get through this crazy year.

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  105. They look SO REAL! Amazing collection-so bright and happy!

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  106. They look SO REAL! Amazing collection- so bright and happy! Didn't mean to comment as Unknown so I had to re-comment. lol

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  107. Your card style is my favorite - clean and timeless

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  108. This is my favorite - I am in love with this - so IN LOVE!!! Your cards are so well done and everything you do is always so excellent and so polished. Love and admire you so much, Mendi!!!! The person I have relied on is my husband - he has worked from home and it has been so amazing!!

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  109. My godmother. .. luv all the colors on these cards! "Colorful" cards make me smile!

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  110. I love these new sets! The projects you created featuring them are absolutely wonderful! One person I have relied on this year are my parents. They have been such a helping hand with remote learning when I am working with one of the kids and my husband has been busy with work. Thankful for technology that has also helped to allow this too!

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