Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sneak Peek: Christmas Critters, Lazy Christmas, Chloe Numbers & All Is Bright Paper

Hello and welcome to day 3 of our 2021 Holiday Peek Week!  Each morning this week I am showcasing cards using our newest fall & winter collections which will begin shipping on August 27th.

Today I am sharing two new critter stamp sets for the holidays, a brand new Christmas 6x6 Paper pack and the much requested Chloe Number Dies to go with our popular Chloe Alphabet dies.

Card No. 1: The critters from our Christmas Critters Stamps are so fun to pair with all the cute objects from the set so for this card I combined the dog from Beach Buddies Stamps with the new cat, dog and ornament image to form my focal point. I envision these ornaments being really oversized decorations, but without the critters they could also create a very elegant style card for ultimate versatility. I mounted my little scene onto a piece of white cardstock which was trimmed down using our Stitched Rectangle Dies, inking behind them with a little Peacock Feathers distress ink and adding a sentiment with our Festive Greetings Stamps and VersaFine Black Onyx Ink. I then mounted them onto a Plaid print paper from our new All Is Bright Paper pack.
Sunny Studio Merry & Bright Cat & Dog with Ornaments Plaid Holiday Card (using Christmas Critters & Festive Greetings Stamps, Stitched Rectangle Dies & All is Bright Paper)

Card No. 2: For this card I paired the little sloth, sentiment and holiday poinsettia wreath from our new Christmas Critters stamps with the holly wreath from our Happy Owlidays Stamps. I love groups of three so I lined them up on a slimline style card using our Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies, mounting a green cardstock mat between the two die-cut layers. I then mounted it to a top folding card base that was cut just slightly smaller than the scalloped edge. It's such a simple design, but I really love how this card turned out.

Sunny Studio Merry Slothmas Punny Sloths with Holiday Wreaths Card (using Christmas Critters & Happy Owlidays Stamps, Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 3: For this card featuring the Christmas Critters stamps, I used the cat, dog and mouse from the set together with the stocking image to hang them from our Fireplace Shaped Dies. To decorate the tile front for my fireplace, I cut our Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies from both white and grey cardstock to form my grout background and individual tile pieces. For the white background I elongated the die by hanging the edge of the quatrefoil die off my cutting platform before running it through my machine and then clicking it into place with the previous row of cuts and hanging the opposite side off the cutting plate before running it through again.

For my wood burning fire, I cut the log and holder from colored cardstock using the same Fireplace Shaped dies and then accented the log with some Copic Markers to give it a more realistic look and accentuate the embossed texture from the die. The flames that come with the set didn't fit with my stamped sentiment from our Festive Greetings Stamps so after some brainstorming, I created my own flames using the grass border die from our Picket Fence Dies. I then went back and added a little golden glow to the toes of my stockings with my Copic Marker.
Sunny Studio Season's Greeting Animals in Hanging Stockings Card (using Christmas Critters & Festive Greetings Stamps, Fireplace Shape & Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies)

Card No. 4:  For my next card I created another trio, this time using our Scalloped Oval Mat 3 dies cut from Gingham Pastel Paper layered with our original Stitched Oval Dies. To form my mini slimline card I created the stitched edge using our Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies which I elongated using the same technique described for Card No.3 with the quatrefoil dies. To add interest to my background, I repeatedly stamped the polka-dot print using our Background Basics Stamps along the shorter edge. I then filled my little oval frames using the mouse, mugs, santa hats and reindeer antlers from our Christmas Critters Stamps with the mice and sentiment from our Merry Mice Stamps. A banner from our Banner Basics Stamps was the perfect way to make my greeting stand out on my finished card.Sunny Studio Mice in Mugs Merry Christmouse Slimline Holiday Card (using Christmas Critters, Merry Mice & Banner Basics Stamps, Stitched Rectangle Dies & Scalloped Oval Mat 2 Dies)

Card No. 5: After every last card for this release was complete, I was cleaning up my back counter of all the little scraps of paper and rejected elements from previous card attempts that have been accumulating for the past two or three years and I'm proud to say this card was made 100% with elements that were already die-cut or previously stamped and never got put towards a finished project. It's so gratifying to use things that were going unused and turn them into something useful!  All things considered I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

My background was created by heat embossing the snowflake pattern from our Snow Flurries Stamps onto watercolor paper and then using a resist technique when washing layers of Daniel Smith watercolors over the top. In hindsight when I created this, I was wishing I had started by doing the watercolor background and then my heat embossing afterwards to give my snowflakes a more crisp look as in this case the resist method made the background look more distressed in the end, but it's all just a personal preference. 

To frame my dog and cat hanging in a pair of mittens from our Christmas Critters Stamps, I used a frame that was created by nesting the two largest dies from our Stitched Arch Dies and running them through my die-cutting machine at the same time. I filled the space behind them with two different layered scraps of thin vellum to help take away a bit of the distraction in the background, but yet still let it peek through. Luckily the frame gave me the perfect way to hide any adhesive which is always the goal with working with vellum. Lastly, my sentiment was heat embossed onto a scrap of black cardstock using a greeting from our Feeling Frosty Stamps. Hooray for a card that felt like it came together in 30 minutes!

Sunny Studio: Cat & Dot in Mittens Holiday Card (using Christmas Critters, Snow Flurries & Frosty Friends Stamps, Stitched Arch Dies)

Card No. 6: For my last card today using the Christmas Critters Stamps, I paired the kitty cat with the gift box and lid from the set, with the stack of presents and two ornament images from our new Lazy Christmas Stamps.

I started this card with a piece of white cardstock where I sketched in very broad strokes the basic shape of a fir tree with my lightest green copic marker YG01. I then set to work adding in layers of smaller branches using YG03, YG23, Y17 and G07 Copic Markers, working from lightest to darkest until my tree started to take shape. I then used my Copic N7 Marker to fill in the majority of my background, in and around some of my little branches on the edge of my tree. In an effort to not run out of precious copic ink and help hide some of my pen strokes I then went back over it with my jumbo dauber and some Black Soot Distress Ink to better blend the background and hide any imperfections.

For my greeting I used a punny sentiment from the Christmas Critters Stamps together with a banner from our Banner Basics Stamps. As mentioned earlier I then used the ornaments from the Lazy Christmas set to decorate my tree, but I also added in some of our White Diamond Jewels to give some sparkle to my card and give the look of white twinkly lights on my tree.
Sunny Studio Meowy Christmas Cat in Gift Box under Holiday Tree with Ornaments Card (using Christmas Critters, Lazy Christmas & Banner Basics Stamps)

Card No. 7: Up next is a card that fully showcases the new Lazy Christmas Stamps and all the fun images from this 3x4 stamp set. For the basic structure of my card I turned to our Comic Strip Speech Bubble Dies, adding a snowy hillside with our Slimline Nature Border Dies. For my background I used an aqua dot print from our new All Is Bright Paper pack and a colorful striped paper strip from that same set to the bottom of my card. I love how both sloths can hang from the tree branch wrapped in Christmas lights and how cute the sloth looks sleeping from the stack of gifts!
Sunny Studio It's Beginning To Look A Sloth Like Christmas Punny Holiday Card (using Lazy Christmas Stamps, Comic Strip Speech Bubble & Slimline Nature Border Dies and All Is Bright Paper)

Card No. 8: For this card using Lazy Christmas, I cut two strips of red snowflake print patterned paper from our All Is Bright Paper pack to adhere to either side of my card base and then used our Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies to add my white stitched panel down the  center.

To frame my focal point sloth image I used our Stitched Circle Large Dies together with our Scalloped Circle Tag Dies. I completed my card with a red gingham bow and the "slow ho ho!" sentiment from our new Christmas Critters Stamps.
Sunny Studio Stamps Red Snowflake Slow Ho Ho! Punny Sloth Holiday Card (using All Is Bright Paper, Lazy Christmas & Christmas Critters Stamps, Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies, Scalloped Circle Dies & Stitched Circle Dies)

Card No. 9: Up next is a card showing one of the many ways to incorporate our new Chloe Number Dies. For this card I paired our Chloe Alphabet Dies and Happy Thoughts Stamps to create a custom New Year's card. To frame my scene I turned to our Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Dies and added four strips of rainbow striped paper from our Sweater Weather Paper to the edges with the corners mitered to make the stripes visible from all the edges. I have the sloth from the Lazy Christmas Stamps hanging from a bundle of balloons that we won't debut until the last week of December so consider this a super early sneak peek, but you could easily substitute our Floating By Stamps.
Sunny Studio Happy New Year 2022 Sloth Floating with Rainbow Balloon Bouquet Card (using Lazy Christmas & Happy Thought Stamps, Chloe Alphabet & Number Dies, Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Dies & Sweater Weather Paper)

Card No. 10: For my last card of the day, I turned the Chloe Number Dies into balloons to create a special customized birthday card for my daughter who will be celebrating a special milestone birthday soon. To form my little ties for my balloons, I used some small leaf dies from the Bear Hugs Dies which I clipped in half with my scissors and the coordinating new Bear Hugs Stamps (which I will be sharing more of on Friday).

My daughter loves outdoor adventures so I used our mountain border from our Country Scenes Stamps for my background, together with the cloud dies from our Sunny Sentiments Dies and Rain or Shine Dies. For my birthday greeting, I used the word "happy" from our Color Me Happy Stamps, the word "birthday" from our Blooming Frame Dies and my daughter's name using our Kinsley Alphabet Dies.
Sunny Studio Happy 21st Birthday Bear Holding Number Balloons Personalized Card (using Bear Hugs, Country Scenes, Fall Critters & Kinsley Alphabet Stamps, Rain or Shine, Sunny Sentiments and Blooming Frame Dies)

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you spent part of your day 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, including our birthday blog hop HERE where you have the opportunity to win one of twelve prizes. The contests run through Friday, August 27th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, August 29th. :)

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Here's a closer look at the our new Christmas Critters 4x6 Stamps & Dies, Lazy Christmas 3x4 Stamps & Dies, Chloe Number Dies and All Is Bright 6x6 Paper used today (which are available for pre-order as part of our birthday festivities and will begin shipping on August 27th):

https://sunnystudiostamps.com/products/christmas-critters-dies

https://sunnystudiostamps.com/products/lazy-christmas-stamps

This week we also have three different discount codes to chose from, however you are limited to one discount code per order so please chose the one with the biggest savings for you. ❤️

Sunny Studio Blog Hop: Use discount code SIXYEARS at checkout to save 20% off on Sunny Studio Branded products (excluding clearance & new release items) through 8/30/21 at Midnight PST. Limit one discount code per order

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Color Me Happy Stamps
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Rain or Shine Dies
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Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Chloe Alphabet Dies
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Bear Hugs Stamps
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Bear Hugs Dies
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Fall Friends Stamps
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Fall Friends Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Festive Greetings Stamps
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Fireplace Shaped Dies
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Background Basics Stamps
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Happy Thoughts Stamps
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Happy Owlidays Stamps
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Happy Owlidays Dies
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Comic Strip Speech Bubble Dies
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Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies
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Merry Mice Stamps
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Merry Mice Dies
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Scalloped Tags-Circle
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Banner Basics Stamps
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Banner Basics Dies
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Floating By Stamps
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Floating By Dies
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Kinsley Alphabet Stamps
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Blooming Frame Die
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Frilly Frames-Eyelet Lace
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Frilly Frames Quatrefoil
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Slimline Nature Borders
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
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Country Scenes Stamps
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Country Scenes Dies
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Stitched Circle Large Dies
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Scalloped Oval Mat 3 Dies
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Sweater Weather Paper
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White Diamond Jewels
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Hero Arts White Detail
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Picket Fence Border Dies
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Snow Flurries Stamps
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Feeling Frosty Stamps
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Stitched Arch Dies
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47 comments:

  1. The peeking critters are adorable!

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  2. Happy Birthday!! I love the Christmas critters!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  3. Love those Christmas Critters!

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  4. I look forward to playing with my niece and nephew in the snow! I LOVE THE SLOTHS and ALL the Christmas Critters!!!!

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  5. So cute! I think the Lazy Christmas stamp set needs to be on my wish list!

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  6. I really LOVE the Christmas tree technique!

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  7. loving these new products - Christmas is my favorite:)

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  8. Halloween, because our grandkids come over to celebrate, and then we go trick or treating. FUN! I love your stamps, by the way. So cute

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  9. Your card examples today are way beyond awesome! So cute! Love the red “slow ho ho” sloth card! Great design! As for me, I love all the holiday activities, especially decorating the house and baking! My favorite winter activity is either reading by the fireplace during a snowstorm or making cards in my cozy craft room during a snowstorm - either way there has to be a snowstorm involved!! ❄️

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  10. Love Christmas!
    Adorable critters, especially the sloths… they make me smile. But OH MY GOODNESS… what caught my attention was that fir Christmas tree! It is phenomenal!!! I thought it was at stamp and went looking for it in your supply list before even reading your post about it. 😂

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  11. I love fall and going to football games! Love the critters stamp set.

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  12. The Christmas Critters set is a favorite! Wonderful samples!
    I love seeing Lake Tahoe in the snow! A drive over there, a walk in the snow, and lunch out at a favorite restaurant where we can sit and watch it snow. An ideal day!

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  13. I love Christmas and being with my family. What sweet critters.

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  14. Your cards are always such a delight. I love Christmas and look forward to the cooler temps of fall/winter.

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  15. Loving the sweet critters...especially that sloth! How creative. The paperpack looks so good also. TFS

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  16. The Christmas Critters are adorable.

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  17. Those Christmas Critters are so cute - I love the way they work with the ornaments and the stocking.

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  18. I always look forward to Christmas and spending the entire day with my whole family! It's my favorite holiday. I make cards for everyone, of course!! Another day of gorgeous cards. ;-)

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  20. This year, I'm looking forward to our traditional outing to the Movie Theatre after dinner. The images are adorable today and I love the festive papers!

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  21. I enjoy decorating my home for the holidays!

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  22. Once again an amazing range of cards with these new critters! Frolicking in the snow is my fave!

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  23. Looking forward to all of the fun a 4 year old and 2 year old grandkids will bring this holiday season!

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  24. I look forward to making paper ornaments with my siblings. :)

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  25. What a great release! Happy Birthday! Love your products!

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  26. Marisela Delgado said: So cute! I love it all. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  27. SO LOVING ALL OF IT! The color schemes of the paper, OMG!!!

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  28. Such cute projects! I look forward to spending time with my family during the winter months, because we all will have some time off to relax together! <3

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  29. This time year their is so much to look forward to! Spending time with family, cool weather, coffee and cards!!! Your card designs are a pure JOY!!!1💕☕💌

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  30. I look forward to Christmas with the family.

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  31. I LOVE Christmas!!! I love celebrated Jesus' birth with family and friends. I love making Christmas cards and wrapping presents. I love baking and shopping. It's just all fun! :D

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  32. I love making memories with family members and this will be our first Christmas as grandparents so that will be a thrill all to itself!!! You always have the most adorable critters and combining them with Christmas is definitely a SCORE!

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  33. HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY SUNNY STUDIOS! Christmas is our favourite time if the year! I LOVE & ADORE ALL THE CRITTERS!! SO STINKING CUTE!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!

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  34. Wow, love it all especially the Christmas sloths!!

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  35. I love all these Christmas characters. Happy Birthday Sunny Studios. These designs are amazing and makes me happy.

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  36. Super cute showcase! I love the anticipation of the holidays and spending time with loved ones.
    Rosalie B

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  37. Nice ideas for the critters. I look forward to snow days.

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  38. I look forward to visiting family.

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  39. DEFINITELY Christmas - my favourite time of year!

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  40. I just love looking at all the decorated houses and their lights at Xmas. Great Release. Love those sloths!

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  41. We love all the Holidays and looking forward to making some fun Holiday Cards for family and friends this year. Mum and I are definitely enjoying all the inspiration from all the different artists.

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  42. I look forward to hot cocoa with my family and looking at over 100+ Christmas tress on display in our park to support charitable causes and local businesses. Or I love the holiday boat parade on the Tennessee river. Your holiday cards are adorable. I love your designs, the lil critters, and those Chloe numbers are awesome. I love them as balloons.

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  43. The Christmas critters are adorable! Each card is just as cute as can be.

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  44. These cards are all amazing and your attention to details reigns supreme!! I love seeing your creations!! I look forward to holiday baking in my newly remodeled kitchen.

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  45. I look forward to halloween, thanksgiving & christmas with the family.

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  46. Darling cards! A family favorite is our trip to a local farm for a hayride, picking pumpkins and apple cider doughnuts! I also love holiday baking with my kids.

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