Monday, January 3, 2022

Sneak Peek: Introducing Passionate Penguins Stamps, Scalloped Heart, Stitched Heart 2, Quilted Hearts & Bursting Hearts Dies

Hello and welcome to the first day of our 2022 Sneak Peek Week!  Each morning this week I will be showcasing cards using our newest Spring collection which will be available to purchase on January 7th.

Today I'm sharing a variety of new heart inspired products perfect for Valentine's Day, but as you will see as I share throughout the week these products are perfect for so many cards outside the month of February.

Card No. 1: For my first card I paired three of the adorable penguin couples from our new Passionate Penguins Stamps together with our new Stitched Heart 2 Dies and our new Scalloped Heart dies for a fun slimline card design. For anyone who might own our original Stitched Heart dies (which have retired, but are still currently in stock), our new Stitched Heart 2 Dies do not duplicate any of the hearts included with that older set. These fill the sizes between the largest and smallest hearts in that set. They also layer beautifully with our new Scalloped Heart Dies. 

For this card I used the middle sized hearts and added a matching scalloped border to the bottom of my card using our Slimline Basic Border Dies. For my card background I repeatedly stamped a polka-dot pattern using our Background Basics Stamps. As a last touch I added a stitched strip of white cardstock running the entire length of my card using those same slimline border dies and stamped two punny sentiments from the Penguin stamp set, bridging the gap between them with a mini heart from the Stitched Heart 2 Dies.Sunny Studio Penguin Love Themed Slimline Valentine's Day Card (using Passionate Penguins Stamps, Background Basics, Scalloped Heart Dies, Stitched Heart 2 Dies & Slimline Basic Border Dies)


Card No. 2: Up next is a card featuring the adorable penguins in a convertible car from our new Passionate Penguins stamps. I framed them by cutting out two of our Stitched Arch Dies together at the same time by adhering them together with washi tape before running them through my die-cutting machine. For my background, I cut a panel using our new Quilted Hearts Portrait Die which is a follow up to our old favorite Quilted Hearts Embossing folder. I colored my die-cut panel by inking it up with a rainbow using Distress Oxide inks before backing it with a piece of black cardstock to make my hearts really pop. I then added a piece of black cardstock behind my arched frame to form the street and give me a place to heat emboss my sentiment from the Passionate Penguins set. A little tree from our Tropical Scenes Stamps and a few hearts from our new Stitched Heart 2 Dies finished off my card.
Sunny Studio I love Chillin' With You Punny Penguins in Car Card (using Passionate Penguins Stamps, Quilted Hearts Portrait Dies & Stitched Arch Dies)

Card No. 3: For this card I turned to our new Quilted Hearts Landscape Die for a horizontal card orientation. This time I left my panel white and then used a small circle punch to back each heart opening with a rainbow colored pattern. This may look more difficult than it really was. To make things go quicker I used my Scotch ATG gun to run diagonal rows of adhesive on the back side of my panel and then adhered my small punched circles without having to mess with gluing around each individual heart.

For my focal point I used the penguins sharing an umbrella from our Passionate Penguins Stamps and put them in a puddle from our Rain or Shine Stamps. For my heart raindrops I used the smallest heart die that comes with our new Stitched Heart 2 Dies. I added a sentiment from our Over the Rainbow Stamps stamped onto a circular Banner from our Banner Basics stamps which I colored using a no-line coloring technique.
Sunny Studio Rainbow Umbrella Card (using Passionate Penguins Stamps, Quilted Hearts Landscape Die, Banner Basics & Fancy Frames Circle Dies)

Card No. 4: For my next card I created a fun heart background using the smallest heart from our new Scalloped Heart Dies together with patterned paper scraps from our Gingham Pastels Paper pack. I keep all my small Sunny Studio paper scraps in a ziploc bag so I was super excited to find a fun way to use these leftover scraps I had sitting near my desk for a couple years that were just a hair larger than these dies. It's like they were meant to be!  After I alternated them on an A2 sized black cardstock panel, I trimmed off the bottom edge and added a stitching detail with our Slimline Basic Border Dies and a matching scalloped edge using two of the scallops from the same border die set. For my focal point image I colored the little penguins in the envelope from our new Passionate Penguins Stamps and added a heat embossed sentiment from our Sending Sunshine Stamps which I popped up with foam tape.
Sunny Studio "Sending You Hugs" Envelope Card (using Passionate Penguins Stamps, Scalloped Heart Dies & Slimline Basic Border Dies)

Card No. 5: Up next is a card using the three cute individual penguins from the Passionate Penguins Stamps together with our new Heart Bouquet Stamps we shared last week for a mini slimline style card. I started by inking up my background using spun sugar distress ink and then layering on progressively heavier layers using our Forest Trees Stencils. I covered the bottom with stitched snowy hills using our Slimline Nature Border dies. A punny greeting from the stamp set and pink hearts from our Heart Droplets were the perfect way to finish this soft and sweet card.
Sunny Studio Waddle I do Without You? Punny Love Themed Valentine's Day Card (using Passionate Penguins, Heart Bouquet Stamps, Slimline Nature Border Dies, Forest Trees Stencils & Heart Droplets)

For this card and the next I used the ABT Pro Alcohol-Based Art Markers in the red color family (available open stock HERE) that were provided to me by Tombow. If you are already a fan of Tombow's Dual Brush Pens and want something that will match with the same color palette then these are a reasonably priced alternative to Copic Markers.

I have included the numbers for each pen I used for my blends here. There were some tiny gaps between the colors, but I was able to get around this by using a marker tip to tip technique to create smooth, seamless blends.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Heart Bouquet Valentine's Day Balloons Color Chart using Tombow ABT Pro Red Alcohol Markers (P761 P803 P856 P837 P723 P817 P837)

Card No. 6: My next card shows off our new Bursting Hearts Dies for my background which I then layered with our Stitched Circle Small Dies in the center. I'm so in love with this new background die!  I layered a piece of pink cardstock below which I had inked up along the edges using worn lipstick distress ink. I cut the little pennant strip for my sentiment using a die from our Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Sunny Studio You Hold My Heart Valentine's Day Balloons Card (using Bursting Heart Dies, Stitched Circle Small Dies, Spring Showers Stamps & Heart Bouquet Stamps)

I had limited ABT Pro Alcohol-Based Art Markers on hand for my cards, but I thought these images from our Spring Showers Stamps showed off the colors I did have pretty well, while also matching the balloons that I had colored from our Heart Bouquet Stamps.

Sunny Studio Spring Showers Boy & Girl Hair, Skin & Clothes Coloring Guide using Tombow ABT Pro Alcohol Markers Pens)

I created a color chart for all the reds, pinks & flesh tones that I had on hand to work with and that were used to create these two cards. I was having trouble finding good color swatches for these markers online when trying to decide which colors I wanted try out so I really wanted to help others out in their own color matching search by sharing a color comparison guide.
Sunny Studio Blog: Tombow ABT Pro Markers Red, Pink, Tan & Skin Tone Alcohol Pens Color Comparison Chart

Card No. 7: My last card of the day also features our new Bursting Hearts Die, but this time with a horizontal card orientation. The beauty of this background die is you can easily use it on either side without any worries about the hearts being upside down. I colored my background behind my heart overlay using distress inks with the Bitty Bunny Blending Brushes which were small enough to allow me to get the full rainbow gradient from the inside circle to the outside edges. I then colored two pieces of scrap cardstock using Picked Raspberry Ink, cutting one piece using the Stitched Heart Dies to place in the center of my card and using the second piece to cut out the shadow for my greeting from our Lovey Dovey Stamps (to be shared more tomorrow). Making sure the word shadow was good and dry from my inking, I then heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark Ink and White Detail Embossing Powder.
Sunny Studio My Heart Is Yours Rainbow Valentine's Day Card (using Bursting Heart Dies, Lovey Dovey Sentiment Stamps & Stitched Heart 2 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 $50 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below. Our daily contests this week run through Saturday, January 8th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, January 9th. :)

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Here's a closer look at our new Passionate Penguin Stamps & Dies and Scalloped Heart Dies, Stitched Heart 2 Dies, Quilted Hearts Landscape Die, Quilted Hearts Portrait Die & Bursting Hearts Die featured today (which will be available to purchase starting on January 7th):

Sunny Studio Passionate Penguins Love Themed Punny 4x6 Clear Photopolymer StampsSunny Studio Stamps Passionate Penguins Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Scalloped Hearts Stitched Nesting Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Stamps Stitched Hearts 2 Nesting Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Quilted Hearts Landscape A2 Background Backdrop Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Stamps Quilted Hearts Portrait A2 Background Backdrop Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Bursting Hearts A2 Background Backdrop Metal Cutting Dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Rain or Shine Dies
Rain or Shine Dies
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Rain or Shine Stamps
Rain or Shine Stamps
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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Sending Sunshine Stamps
Sending Sunshine Stamps
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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 Showers Stamps
Spring Showers Stamps
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Spring Showers Dies
Spring Showers Dies
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Tropical Scenes Stamps
Tropical Scenes Stamps
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Tropical Scenes Dies
Tropical Scenes Dies
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Stitched Arch Dies
Stitched Arch Dies
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Slimline Basic Borders
Slimline Basic Borders
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Slimline Nature Borders
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Stitched Circle Small Dies
Stitched Circle Small Dies
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Forest Trees Stencils
Forest Trees Stencils
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Lovey Dovey Stamps
Lovey Dovey Stamps
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Lovey Dovey Dies
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Heart Droplets Mix
Heart Droplets Mix
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Hero Arts Morning Glory Ink
Hero Arts Morning Glory Ink
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Hero Arts White Detail
Hero Arts White Detail
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool
Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool
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Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
Fancy Frames-Circle Dies
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Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Over The Rainbow Stamps
Over The Rainbow Stamps
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Bitty Bunny Blending Brushes
Bitty Bunny Blending Brushes
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94 comments:

  1. I love these penguins ... so cute!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the penguins! I don't have any Valentine's Day traditions but I do decorate my house in red, pink, and hearts! Great coloring!!!!

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  3. Must have that adorable background stitched heart die! These cards are adorable!

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  4. My Dad's birthday was on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day was like a national holiday in my family. These penguin stamps are too cute. And your cute Valentines show how perfect all of the dies in this release would be to have in my scrap room!

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  5. Penguins and hearts! What an adorable combination! Valentine's Day is a good excuse for me to indulge in chocolates!

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  6. i love the stitched heart and bursting heart backgrounds and the technique you used for making it rainbow colored. after halloween my fav holiday is vday! i always drink champagne and we usually have an amazing dinner:) i'm excited for this release!

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  7. LOVE these...specially the heart die!!! Oh my, so very pretty! An outstanding start to the week :) TFS!!

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  8. What a delightful sneak peek. I love the Stitched Hearts and the Stitched Heart Cover plate. Love how you created the rainbow effect behind the tiny heart cut outs.

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  9. No Valentine traditions… I don’t celebrate it, but I might start after seeing those ADORABLE penguins! 😂
    if this release is packed with this kind of cuteness overload, my wallet/bank account is in trouble. 😆

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  10. Great new release! I think the penguins are adorable!

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  11. I just love, love, love these penguins! Your cards are just so darn cute!!!

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  12. This release is great! I love the Penguins and the Quilted Hearts Landscape die. A holiday tradition is going out to lunch with my husband and then a cozy night at home.

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  13. Yay!!!!!! Love when new products from sunny studios come out! ❤️❤️❤️

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  14. SOOOooooooooo Cute it all ways!!!!!

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  15. Those penguins are coming home with me. They are the cutest!

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  16. These penguins are too cute! They would also make adorable wedding or anniversary cards!

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  17. Love the penguins. I don't really have any traditions for Valentines day.

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  18. Oh I love the penguins got to have this stamp great job on the cards!

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  19. LOVE these!!!! Penguins are the best- and these are the cutest! <3

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  20. I love the quilted heart cover plate...so versatile!❤

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  21. Talk about smile-making showcases, filled with love! The hearts and penguins...all are wonderfully delightful! Simple Valentine traditions for us: chocolate!
    ~carol

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  22. I love to celebrate Valentine's Day! I usually make sweet treats for family and friends along with a cute card. Even though my boys are teenagers now, I surprise them with a little gift and we have a special meal at home.

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  23. Endless possibilities with this release..hearts are not only for Valentines day.

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  24. They are the cutest most adorable penguins ever!!!!!

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  25. Great products for Valentine crafting. Now that the kids are all grown we just have a special dinner and dessert at home.

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  26. Those penguins are just too cute!! Awesome release!

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  27. The penguins!! The cutest stamp set I have seen yet this season. Love it!

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  28. Your blog posts are always so well thought out, with everything detailed and linked! I love that I’m never left wondering what product came from where, or having to track stuff down on my own. Also, that heart burst background die is amazing!!!

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  29. The penguins are so cute! No special traditions for Valentine's Day here. Just a card and some candy.

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  30. I keep seeing new things I like. The scalloped hearts have inside stitching.

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  31. Wow! Love this new release. The heart dies and heartburst cover plates are gorgeous. Those little penguins are just too cute. Can't wait until the 7th!!

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  32. Eeek those penguins are just too cute! Don't really have any valentines day traditions but occasionally make some cards for friends!

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  33. Eeeek! L*O*V*E all your adorable penguins and fabulous cards! I had to pin a few!! We don't have any Valentine traditions - maybe just go out to dinner (we usually will do a 'linner' - a combo of lunch & dinner so we avoid the crowds!).

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  34. What a fun set of products!! Love the cards you created 😍

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  35. I'm crazy about your penguin stamp set! The penguins are really cute. I also like all the new dies. We usually don't do much for Valentines Day.

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  36. Yes, please, I will have one of everything. I am newer to Sunny Studios, but I seem to have become a loyal lover of all things Sunny Studio. Pretty sure I have most everything in the store now and looking forward to the Spring release so I can see my next stamp sets! The penguins are for sure the most adorable thing I have ever seen and I am so glad I will be using them soon. :)

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  37. I love this cute penguins. This is the best set for Valentine.

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  38. Can't wait to get those adorable penguins! I have a 5 year old grandson that is very taken with penguins. I would love to make him a birthday or Valentines day card! He would be thrilled!

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  39. OMG those penguins are adorable. I love them. All the products look awesome.

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  40. Love those quilted heart background dies! Our Valentines tradition is to always exchange cards. The hubby doesn't make his, but always picks a very heartfelt message to me.

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  41. love the technique of gluing the dots behind the quilted heart die. The color and pattern opportunities are vast. The penguins are just so stinking adorable.

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  42. I am a penguin lover, so I CAN-NOT wait to get your new penguin set. I don't really have any Valentine's traditions.

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  43. The quilted heart die really caught my eye. Oh the things I could do with that!

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  44. Those are some of the cutest penguins in the cutest poses ever! What a great New Year of special products.

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  45. Fabulous samples!
    I usually go out to dinner with my hubby for Valentine's Day. And I make him a card!

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  46. The penguins are adorable!!!! I don't do anything special for Valentine's Day.
    Jaycee Cooper

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  47. Those penguins are just darling and come with such fun sentiments!! I love making cards for Valentine's Day.

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  48. I'm so in love with everything!!! No special traditions, just time together with family is enough for me.

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  49. Mum and I are going to make special treats for family and friends and host a paper craft party to celebrate Valentine's Day. IG @Adventures.With.Carissa

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  50. Must have the penguins! Great job on cards!

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  51. So many delightful heart themed designs, my fave is card #3, so darling and cheerful!

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    1. I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day other than to make something for the girls in our Scout troop.

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  52. Happy New Year to all! Very cute cards today! Love the scalloped hearts. We don't have any special Valentine's Day traditions in our family except my husband and I quietly celebrate that day as it is the day that we became engaged - many years ago!

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  53. Your cards are awesome! Those penguins are so cute! I am making cards as I did last year for Assisted Living/ Memory Care home near us.

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  54. Love the penguins! So cute!
    We don't really have any traditions at all. Sometimes I make heart-shaped sugar cookies but that's about it.

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  55. Love all the hearts and the adorable penguins! We don't have any traditions other than I always make a special card for my hubby!

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  56. I like your new hear background die.

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  57. Those penguins are too darn cute!!

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    1. Just got into card making, so I am hoping to send Valentine cards to my grandchildren. Love the penguins.

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  58. I love to make Valentine cards for my family and friends. Valentine's Day gives me another excuse to create cards! I guess that IS my tradition for that day. :D

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  59. These are all ADORABLE! Dang, I really thought my budget was going to get a break!

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  60. What a beautiful release today. I started making mini valentines for my family and then adding a favourite chocolate bar.

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  61. No special Valentine’s Day traditions. Love the penguins so adorable.

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  62. This is so fun! I really like the penguins and heart burst die.

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  63. The penguins are just so adorable!! Beautiful cards!

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  64. Marisela Delgado said: Oh my goodness, those penguin are adorable! So cute! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  65. The Penguins are adorable! My husband & I have dinner together!

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  66. So cute! I try to send out Valentine Cards and make a fun dinner for the family.

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  67. I love to make cards to send to loved ones. I also get some fun, little gift to give my adult kids. Valentine's Day is a nice burst of color in the drabness of winter and encourages hope for spring.

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  68. Those penguins are thew cutest. Love everything today. Don;t really have any major traditions for Valentine's Day. Just like making some little cards for the kids.

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  69. Wow, I just love those cute penguins. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
    Valerija xx

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  70. so cute - I don't have any Valentine traditions

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  71. I make Valentine's for my 10 grandchildren every year.

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  72. I like the quilted dies. Nice look to the penguin set.

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  73. I say ditto to Everything that everyone has posted! Love it all?

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  74. Loving the adorable little penguins. No valentines day tradition here.

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  75. The penguins 🐧 are amazing for valentines day and the I love the background dies!! What a great collection!❤

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  76. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Products being showcased today, and your AMAZING Inspiration!! We ALWAYS go out to eat with a Group of Friends for Valentine's Day and I like to decorate with a LOVE theme!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  77. Our family loves any reason to celebrate!!! Every year I buy all the kids silly socks and I mail out Valentines. Sending smiles! Cutest penguins EVER!!! 🐧

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  78. I'm working the release backwards. LOL I love these penguins! Awesome job!

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  79. The penguins are so cute!!! Love them in the envelope. So darn cute.

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  80. I'll be adding these to my penguin collection! So very cute!

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  81. Valentines Day is pretty low-key at my house. I have 4 boys and they don’t really get on board with all of the lovey-dovey stuff.

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  82. Love these cute penguins! Our family tradition is to make heart pizzas and heart shaped desserts for dinner!

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  83. Love it all! Oh my goodness, everything is wonderful!

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  84. I love making Valentines Day cards and the penguins are adorable. Can't wait to get this set.

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  85. I make cards for mu husband and kids, and my husband I I exchange small gifts.

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  86. No Valentine traditions here. I do try to make Valentine cards for my husband, my folks and siblings tho it doesn't happen every year like I intend. Your cards are so fun with your new sets! I love your colors and designs, the cards and the new release! Very creative with the rainbow of dots behind your quilted hearts die, what a cool effect!! I really like how you colored behind the burst hearts die, great ideas and makes me want these more and more. ;)

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  87. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!! I am not usually a fan of penguin stamps. Nothing against penguins, I just haven't seen many stamps of them that I like. However, I ADORE THESE PENGUINS! And my BFF loves penguins so I will be purchasing my first set of penguin stamps here, so I can make her a birthday card with them. :)

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