Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sneak Peek: Introducing Deck The Halls, Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread House Dies & Icing Border Dies

Hello and welcome to day 2 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 Christmas stamp sets for the holidays, their matching dies and two new standalone dies. Let's dive right in!

Card No. 1:  Up first I have a card that showcases 6 of the 10 playful ornament stamps that come with our new Deck The Halls Stamps and Dies. There's something so irresistible about characters that fit into one adorable, chubby circle! For this card I started by die-cutting my stitched grid pattern using our Window Trio Square Dies, cutting them out twice side-by-side on my A2-sized card panel and rounding the bottom two corners. To fill the spaces behind my square openings I alternated different colored tone-on-tone checked prints from our new All Is Bright Paper pack. I completed the card with a "season's greetings" sentiment from the new Holiday Express Stamps which I stamped onto a banner from Banner Basics Stamps.
Sunny Studio Season's Greetings Critter Christmas Ornaments Grid Style Card (using Deck the Halls, Holiday Express & Banner Basics Stamps, Window Trio Square Dies and All Is Bright Paper)

Card No. 2: For this card I started by creating a background using one of the three new border dies that come with our new Icing Border Dies. I cut a number of them in four different colors that I alternated on a piece of white cardstock. I arranged my three ornaments from the Deck The Halls Stamps onto our Scalloped Oval Mat 3 Dies which was backed using the Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies to fill the openings with a solid white cardstock. I hung my ornaments using gold embroidery thread and added some tree branches using our new Winter Greenery Dies that I will be sharing more of tomorrow.  I completed my card with a banner from the Banner Basics Stamps, a heat embossed sentiment from our new Holiday Express Stamps (which I'm sharing on Friday) and some scattered Red Zircon Jewels.
Sunny Studio Stamps Polar Bear, Snowman & Santa Claus Ornaments Christmas Card (using Deck The Halls & Banner Basics Stamps, Scalloped Oval Mat 3, Winter Greenery and Icing Border Dies)

Card No. 3: For this card I used the peppermint candy ornament image from our new Deck The Halls Stamps to create a candy themed holiday wreath, combining them with the two tree branches from our Classy Christmas Stamps. I arranged the pieces on a 4.5" square pinked checked print card panel cut from our All Is Bright Paper which I mounted onto a 4.75" square cardbase. At this point I felt like my card was really missing the oomph I was looking for when our Aqua Ombre Pearls came to my rescue. They give my card a fun vintage feel and are just the little touch of something special I was looking for. I then completed my card by stamping a sentiment in the center using a greeting from our Holiday Style Stamps.
Sunny Studio Peppermint Candy Ornament Christmas Wreath Card (using Deck The Halls, Classy Christmas & Holiday Style Stamps and All Is Bright Paper)

Card No. 4: This is another card that started as a background created using the loopy border dies from our new Icing Border Dies set. I'm a sucker for a bold red and white color scheme so this background was so fun to create! I turned the penguin ornament from the Deck The Halls Stamps into a boy and girl couple using the bow from our Floating By Stamps. To frame my ornaments and help them stand out against the busy background, I layered our Scalloped Circle Mat 1 Dies, Scalloped Oval Mat 2 Dies, Stitched Circle Large Dies and Stitched Circle Small Dies. I hung my ornaments from a tree branch from our Holiday Style Stamps, but as the ink started to dry it started to blend a bit more than I was hoping with my green cardstock background so I added some darker accents near the center of each sprig by flicking my Copic G07 Marker following the stamped tree needles. As my last touch I stamped the "deck the halls" greeting on a curve to match the circle using a sentiment from that same Holiday Style set.
Sunny Studio Penguin Ornament Christmas Card with Red & White Loopy Background (using Deck The Halls & Holiday Style Stamps, Icing Border, Scalloped Circle Mat 2 and Stitched Circle Dies)

Card No. 5: I mass produced this simple design for our brick & mortar stores to display using our Deck The Halls Stamps. To stamp the tree branches along the top, I stamped the two branches from our Classy Christmas Stamps and single branch from our Christmas Trimming Stamps all at once, lining them up in my MISTI tool. After stamping them in one color of green using PinkFresh Studio's Over the Hills Ink Cubes set, I then rearranged the images and stamped them in a second color. This allowed me to stamp the entire top border in two passes which really sped up my process. Another time saving measure was using my ruler with a black pen to draw in the strings my ornaments were hanging from, rather than using actual thread or trying to stamp them with a straight line stamp.

The Deck the Halls set comes with an awesome oversized "Have a holly jolly Christmas" greeting which I just adore. Sometimes having a large sentiment to take center stage is so nice to have on hand. I stamped mine using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then added the loopy border along the bottom on my card from our Icing Border Dies which was mounted over a green checked strip from our All is Bright Paper pack. 
Sunny Studio Holly Jolly Christmas Santa, Reindeer, Gingerbread & Elf Ornament Card (using Deck The Halls & Classy Christmas Stamps, Icing Border Dies & All Is Bright Paper)

Card No. 6: Switching gears, I now have a series of cards to share using our new Gingerbread House Dies and Christmas Cookies Stamps. I just love how versatile this new die set is!  As you will see it can be used for so much more than just Christmas cards. 

My first card focuses on the holidays though, cutting out the body of the house using a scalloped print from our All is Bright Paper and decorating the roof with our Icing Border Dies and some Red Zircon Jewels. All the other elements on my house came with the Gingerbread House dies and the gingerbread girl and boy from our new Christmas Cookies Stamps are the perfect compliment!

For my background I inked it up using a mix of Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, adding a snowy bank of icing using our Slimline Nature Border Dies. For my sentiment, I pulled out our Christmas Home Stamps, stamping it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing it with Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder (once I was certain the background was fully dry). Sunny Studio Girl & Boy Card (using Christmas Cookies & Christmas Home Stamps, Slimline Nature Border, Icing Border & Gingerbread House Dies)

Card No. 7: Up next is a Christmas Cookies card! For my red gingham borders I pulled out our Background Basics Stamps. Next to add a little trim to my edge, I added the gumdrop borders, stamping them twice for both the top and bottom using our Jolly Gingerbread Stamps. I then used that same set to stamp my house with my tree cookies, inking up behind them with some Evergreen Bough distress ink using my favorite Jumbo Dauber. 

I finished my card by adding some white highlights with a Sharpie White Extra Fine Paint Pen and stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink before heat embossing it with Hero Arts detail white embossing powder.Sunny Studio Stamps: Jolly Gingerbread, Christmas Cookies & Background Basics Gingham House Handmade Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Card No. 8: For my next card using the Christmas Cookies Stamps I wanted to make my card base mimic the feel of a gingerbread cookie with white scalloped icing so I cut my background from some kraft cardstock which I die-cut using our Window Quad Circle Dies. To create scalloped decorative edge I used three separate dies from our Slimline Basic Border Dies set. I backed my gingerbread men with a piece of pink snowflake patterned paper from our Holiday Cheer Paper pack, once again adding white highlights to my cookies with a Sharpie white paint pen.Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Cookies, Window Quad Circle Dies, Slimline Basic Border Dies & Holiday Cheer Paper Gingerbread Men Handmade Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 9: Our cute Gingerbread House Dies can be assembled onto a card front or used together with their accompanying shadow die to become shaped cards or larger gift tags. I elected to create a pair of shaped cards decorating them with various elements that come with the die set. This set comes with a small die that cuts a number of small circles (for the m&m inspired candies on the roofline and the door knob) and a trio of gumdrops all in one pass and more importantly a single die so you don't have 7 tiny dies to lose. To add some realism I coated my candies and peppermints in Ranger Glossy Accents and the gumdrops using Ranger Stardust Stickles.
Sunny Studio Stamps Shaped Christmas Card using Gingerbread House Dies)

Card No. 10: Switching gears, I thought it would be fun to show how easily these Gingerbread House Dies can be transformed into a cute everyday themed house using our yellow striped print paper from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack. The die set comes with a chimney and two connected brick dies which I used on this card. For my cloud background, I used our Summer Splash Paper and the grass print paper from our Spring Fling Paper pack which I die-cut using the grass border die from our Picket Fence Dies set. I embellished my card further adding clouds using our Fluffy Cloud Dies, a fence with our Scalloped Fence Dies, mini flowers from our Sweet Treats House Add-on Dies and mini hearts from our Basic Mini Shape 2 Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps New Home Card (using Gingerbread House, Scalloped Fence, Fluffy Cloud Dies & Spring Fling Paper)

Card No. 11: For my last card I used the doors and windows from the new Gingerbread House Dies to turn our Nutty For You Dies into a cute acorn house for Fall for these little mice from our Harvest Mice Stamps. For my background, I inked up my night's sky using Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks. I then inked up the ground using Vintage Photo and a little more Black Soot distress inks around the outside edges. Our Picket Fence Dies were a great addition to my scene and also help hide the transition between my ground and sky. For my string of hanging lights I used a border stamp from our Scenic Route Stamps and then tucked in a row of corn stalks behind my fence using images from both our Harvest Mice Stamps and Barnyard Buddies Stamps. Lastly I added a couple of pumpkins from our new Fall Friends Stamps to the foreground and heat embossed sentiment from our Harvest Mice Stamps.
Sunny Studio Mouse with Acorn House Fall Card (using Harvest Mice, Barnyard Buddies & Scenic Route Stamps, Nutty For You, Picket Fence & Gingerbread House 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. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the our new Deck The Halls Stamps & Dies, Christmas Cookies Stamps & Dies, Gingerbread House Dies and Icing Border Dies used today (which are available for pre-order as part of our birthday festivities and will begin shipping on August 27th):

Sunny Studio Stamps Deck The Halls Holiday Christmas Ornament 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp SetSunny Studio Stamps Deck The Halls Holiday Christmas Ornament Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Christmas Cookies Gingerbread Man and Girl Holiday Mini 2x3 Clear Stamp SetSunny Studio Stamps Christmas Cookies Gingerbread Man and Girl Holiday Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Gingerbread House Shaped Christmas Holiday Metal Cutting Dies Sunny Studio Stamps Icing Border Set with Loopy, Scalloped and Ric Rac Edges Metal Cutting Dies

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Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Holiday Style Dies
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Holiday Style Stamps
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Picket Fence Border Dies
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Scalloped Fence Die
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Fall Friends Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Barnyard Buddies Dies
Barnyard Buddies Dies
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Barnyard Buddies Stamps
Barnyard Buddies Stamps
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Christmas Home Stamps
Christmas Home Stamps
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Window Trio- Square Die
Window Trio- Square Die
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Nutty For You Dies
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Fluffy Clouds Dies
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Summer Splash 6x6 Paper
Summer Splash 6x6 Paper
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Scenic Route Stamps
Scenic Route Stamps
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Scenic Route Dies
Scenic Route Dies
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Sweet Treats House Add-on
Sweet Treats House Add-on
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Banner Basics Stamps
Banner Basics Stamps
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Banner Basics Dies
Banner Basics Dies
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Spring Fling Paper
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Slimline Nature Borders
Slimline Nature Borders
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Classy Christmas Stamps
Classy Christmas Stamps
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Classy Christmas Dies
Classy Christmas Dies
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Harvest Mice Stamps
Harvest Mice Stamps
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Harvest Mice Dies
Harvest Mice Dies
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Scalloped Circle Mat 1 Dies
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Scalloped Circle Mat 2 Dies
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Stitched Circle Small Dies
Stitched Circle Small Dies
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Stitched Circle Large Dies
Stitched Circle Large Dies
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Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
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Scalloped Oval Mat 3 Dies
Scalloped Oval Mat 3 Dies
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Winter Greenery DIes
Winter Greenery DIes
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All Is Bright Paper
All Is Bright Paper
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Red Zircon Jewels
Red Zircon Jewels
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Hero Arts Fresh Foliage Ink
Hero Arts Fresh Foliage Ink
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Hero Arts White Detail
Hero Arts White Detail
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Fall Friends Stamps
Fall Friends Stamps
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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PinkFresh Over The Hills Ink
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Aqua Ombre Pearls
Aqua Ombre Pearls
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Christmas Trimmings Stamps
Christmas Trimmings Stamps
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Floating By Stamps
Floating By Stamps
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Floating By Dies
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48 comments:

  1. Seriously! The Deck the Halls stamp set couldn't be any cuter!

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those Deck the Halls stamps. So cute. This is such a great release.

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  3. So many adorable card designs, love these bright holiday cards. I truly wish I could snap my fingers and have it all fixed.

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  4. Absolutely adorable inspiring makes!! Ty so much for the new sunny products 🌞☺️πŸ’—πŸŒŸ

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  5. OMG! Adorable projects! I absolutely ADORE the Deck the Halls stamp set!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  6. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the darling ornaments! TOO CUTE! I would love to snap my fingers and have the decor up... I LOVE the decor but hate putting it all up.

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  7. Lovely projects - those ornaments are too cute:)
    Loved decorating when the kids were younger and they loved to help, but now I would like nothing more than to click my fingers and have it done - lo

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  8. Your examples today are amazing! Love every one of them! And I love decorating for the holidays! I try to put a little seasonal or holiday cheer in every room! “Undecorating” is a very different story however!! πŸ˜‰

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  9. What fun! I am in love with the adorable ornaments! Darling gingerbread designs too, and the scene with the mice is just fabulous! Excited about this release!
    I don't do a lot of decorating. I put my tree up and decorate it with some extra special antique strands of crystals that belonged to my Mom. I love the way they catch the light!

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  10. Totally in love with these cute ornaments and the fun gingerbread kids & house. Fabulous cards as always. Your coloring is so beautiful. And yes, I love decorating for Christmas - except the lights on the tree! lol Next tree will be already lighted!!!

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  11. I enjoy some parts of it, but some I don't, so I don't know if I would want to snap my fingers.....I LOVE the gingerbread ornament and house. These are my FAVORITES. But there are so many cute new stamps and dies....

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  12. The ornament set is so, so, so cute! And to answer today's question, it's a little of both. Yes, I love to decorate, but sometines (for certain tasks,) I'd really love to snap my fingers & it be done.

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  13. Deck the Halls is so adorable and I love all of the samples using that set! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, right?

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  14. Love the Gingerbread House die set

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  15. Such fun stamps today. I love decorating for the holidays, but I don't like putting it away!

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  16. Such great projects today, I pinned way more than one of them.

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  17. I think it would be nice to have most of the decorating done in a snap!

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  18. These are gorgeous new sneak peeks today, loving the adorable images and the Gingerbread House! I would rather just snap my fingers and all decorating be completed...that way I don't have to argue with the Mister to hang the outdoor lights!

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  19. Although I enjoy decorating for the holidays, it would be nice to have my house decorated instantly in a snap. In this way, I can do other things like Holiday crafting. Congratulations on your new release!

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  20. As I get older, I wish there was a "magic button" to put it all up (and take it all down), but then I wouldn't get to remember all the special decorations I have that were given to me by friends and family. I love that "Deck the Halls" set! Just adorable.

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  21. Oh my goodness, I love these stamps and the house die is so fun. I love all the DT creations. I love to do the decorating with my kids.

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  22. Love the gingerbread kids! We always make gingerbread house! Have for years!

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  23. Adorable stamp designs, as usual. I love the house/gingerbread house set! "From our house to yours" seems so fun for the holidays. I also like when you (+design team) show how stamps/dies can be used for a variety of occasions other than the original obvious use. I need to feel I can really "get my money's worth" on most of my purchases. Keep up the good work!

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  24. Loving the Deck the Halls stamps and dies!

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  25. I love these adorable christmas sets and dies as they work well with past release and love how these projects the variety of ways you can use the product.

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  26. Cute projects. I like to gradually decorate.

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  27. Super cute! Most of the time, I only put up a tree. I have to do it alone, which takes away some of the fun. I love watching the Christmas lights though, so I decorate to my taste.
    Rosalie B

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  28. I love decorating for the holidays!

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  29. I love your holiday stamps sets and I love decorating for the holidays! So much fun!!! Last year we got a 12' Christmas tree and I can't wait to set it up again!!!! πŸŽ„❤πŸ’š❤πŸ’šπŸŽ„

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  30. I like the different takes for the circles. I don't decorate for holidays.

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  31. I would prefer the decorations magically appear (and disappear also).

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  32. Fantastic Christmas themed cards. I love decorating for the holidays!

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  33. SOOO Cute! I enjoy parts of holiday decorating...like when we get the tree up, I enjoy reminiscing about when we got certain ornaments, especially for the handmade ornaments from our kids when they were little.
    And I like to wrap gifts in pretty paper and bows.

    But honestly, most of the time, I wish my house could get automatically decorated!! The process of getting the STUFF into/out of storage is not a fun process!

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  34. Marisela Delgado said: Those critter ornaments are too cute! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  35. Don't get me wrong, I love to decorate for Christmas! I just hate putting it all away when it's all over. Can I have that snap for the clean-up and putting away??? LOL Thanks for all the inspiration. :D

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  36. I love anything gingerbread and these cuties and the house are so adorable. I love to decorate but hate to put them away.

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  37. I'd be good with snapping my fingers, especially if it worked to put it all away!

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  38. The Gingerbread boy and girl are adorable with their little gingerbread house.

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  39. I'd like to say I'd like to decorate in one snap, but I really do like taking the time to decorate and remember all the memories that go into it too. Just darling new stamps and dies. Amazing cards! Love the house for so many possibilities all year long!

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  40. The gingerbread house is super cute but I fell in love with the little mice and the acorn house at the very end of the post. So adorable!!

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  41. I enjoy decorating over time.

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  42. I enjoy the decorating - it is the putting away that I wish I could snap my fingers and make that happen. What fun and awesome products you have created to make some super adorable and fun Christmas themed items - so whimsical and just so charming!!

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  43. I LOVE to decorate for the holidays but would prefer to snap my fingers to put it away. :D

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  44. I would love to snap my fingers & the house is decorated & put away when the the holidays are over!!

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  45. I would love to snap my fingers & the house was decorated!

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