Friday, August 26, 2022

7th Birthday Blog Hop Featuring Cozy Christmas & Reindeer Games

Sunny Studio Stamps 7th Birthday Blog Hop Banner with A Giveaway at Every Stop

Hello and welcome to 7th birthday blog hop and the last day of our Fall & Holiday Sneak Peak Week! 

Today I am sharing ideas using our new Cozy Christmas Stamps and Reindeer Games Stamps. I hope you'll join me and the rest of the team to see all that this new release has to offer. We have loads of prizes and a special sale as part of our birthday festivities too so make sure to read on.  :)

Card No. 1: As an interior design grad I'm a sucker for a home themed card and I'm smitten with the images that come with our new Cozy Christmas Stamps! For my first card I paired all the new furniture, holiday tree and critters from the set with the fireplace, gifts and stockings from our Santa Claus Lane Stamps and the wreath from our Christmas Icons Stamps. For my flooring, I used a print from our Gingham Jewel Tones Paper with a grey stripe from our Subtle Grey Tones Paper pack for my walls. I then added a little window cut from our Amazing Argyle Paper pack cut using our Sweet Treats House Add-on Die. Lastly I heat embossed a greeting from the Cozy Christmas set onto a green gingham pennant die-cut using our Slimline Pennant Dies and Classic Gingham Paper.Sunny Studio Night Before Christmas Holiday Card (using Cozy Christmas, Christmas Icons & Santa Claus Lane Stamps, Sweet Treats Add-on & Slimline Pennant Dies)

Card No. 2:  Up next is another Christmas Eve night scene. This time I paired the Cozy Christmas images with the Santa, stocking and gifts from Santa Claus Lane. For my little bear asleep in his sleeping bag I used an image from our Critter Campout Stamps. I love how cute he looks curled up on the couch! For my background I figured out the position of both my Christmas Tree and lamp so that I could ink on some Mustard Seed distress ink on my background using a Bitty Blender Brush and then came back with my jumbo dauber to ink in some black soot distress ink around them. I then die-cut the edge with a scalloped border die from our Slimline Pennant Dies, cutting a second from a white strip of cardstock to layer underneath. Lastly I adhered a blue striped patterned paper to the bottom edge of my card from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack and stamped my sentiment using a greeting from our Merry Mice Stamps.Sunny Studio Holiday Card (using Cozy Christmas, Santa Claus Lane Stamps, Slimline Pennant Dies & Sleek Stripes Paper)

Card No. 3: For my next card, I wanted to go with an everyday theme just to show these Cozy Christmas Stamps are actually perfect so many occasions outside of Christmas. I started by creating a "wood floor" using the woodgrain slats from our Picket Fence Dies which I inked up with Tea Dye Distress ink. I then added a print from our Subtle Grey Tones Paper pack for my wallpaper. For my framed floral images I got super nerdy and sat and layered the tiny baby's breath flower from our Everything's Rosy Stamps and then inked around them with an aqua Copic marker and trimmed them down to fit inside each of the frames. This took entirely too long, but I actually had so much fun doing it. This stamp set also comes with both a row of 2 or 3 buttons which you can alternate and repeatedly stamp to create tufted upholstery as I did for this card. I really wish I had this sofa and armchair set in real life!

For my sentiment I used the majority of the greeting from the Cozy Christmas set and just replaced the word "Christmas" with the word "Birthday" (I can't remember which exact set I used, but the word birthday can be found in a variety of our sets including Love Monkey, Harvest Mice, Penguin Pals, Plane Awesome, Puppy Dog Kisses, Sealiously Sweet, Summer Sweets, Cruising Critters or Silly Sloths).Sunny Studio Cat Curled up on Couch with Armchair Birthday Card (using Cozy Christmas Stamps and Picket Fence Dies)

Card No. 4: Next up is a card where I paper pieced the chairs from the Cozy Christmas set by stamping them onto a pink checked print from our Joyful Holiday Paper pack using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossing with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder to prevent smearing. I then fussy cut them out to layer over images where I had stamped and colored just the chair legs with Copics. For my background I used the square die in our Mini Basic Shape Dies cutting various patterned papers from that same Joyful Holiday Paper pack. I then trimmed down the card base a tiny bit since the squares weren't an exact fit for the length of my card and topped it with a Stitched Rectangle to frame my two chairs.Sunny Studio Patchwork Paper-Pieced Armchair Chair Card (using Cozy Christmas Stamps, Joyful Holiday Paper, Stitched Rectangle Dies)

Card No. 5:  For my last Cozy Christmas card of the day, I paired  the tree, ornaments, gift and armchair with the boy and girl from our Fall Kiddos Stamps. For my background, I used a diamond heart print from our Flirty Flowers Paper pack as wallpaper and a white woodgrain print from our Subtle Grey Tones Paper pack for my flooring. I then framed my scene using our Stitched Semi-Circle Dies and heat embossed a greeting from the Cozy Christmas set onto a Slimline Pennant Die cut from a pink snowflake print from our Joyful Holiday Paper pack. I love how this one turned out by keeping my colors to a limited color palette--I have Pinterest to thank who came to my rescue when I went searching for real life Christmas home decor examples for inspiration.Sunny Studio Kids with Presents, Armchair & Pink Holiday Tree Card (using Cozy Christmas 4x6 Clear Stamps)

Card No. 6: Switching gears I have a number of cards to share using our new Reindeer Games Stamps. I love that these reindeer are compact enough to allow me to add four of them to a slimline style card to represent all eight of Santa's reindeer (although you will have to make believe there are two of them flying side-by-side because I didn't have the will to color all eight of them to only have a tiny bit of four of them show up behind the others).

I started my card by inking a white cardstock panel with my yellow moon with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and then inked around it using Mermaid Lagoon, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. I then die-cut my panel using our Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies and added a sentiment from the Reindeer Games Set. The Santa, sleigh and gifts came from our Santa Claus Lane Stamps, along with a nice list from our North Pole Stamps.
Sunny Studio Holiday Christmas Prancing Sleigh Card (using Reindeer Games & Santa Claus Lane Stamps and Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 7:  While I was designing these stamps I kept envisioning a scene with Santa and his reindeer on the roof of a house so I paired my two reindeer, Santa and the "happy holidays" greeting from our new Reindeer Games Stamps with the chimney, sleigh, Santa's bag and holiday lights from our Santa Claus Lane Stamps. To create the look of roofing shingles, I cut our stitched scalloped border a number of times from grey cardstock using our Slimline Pennant Dies, which I then lightly inked on the straight edge using black soot distress ink. To ground my sentiment I stamped and colored a banner from our Banner Basics Stamps using a no-line coloring technique. I also fussy cut a snowy edge for my rooftop using my scissors and coloring the edge with Copics to mimic the look of the snow found on my chimney. Lastly I added a couple stars to my sky from our Too Cute To Spook Stamps (mostly because my scene was feeling lopsided and empty there).Sunny Studio Holiday Christmas Sleigh on Roof with Chimney Card (using Reindeer Games, Santa Claus Lane & Banner Basics Stamps and Slimline Pennant Dies)

Card No. 8:  Up next is a traditional red and green Christmas card using the images and a greeting from our new Reindeer Games Stamps. To frame my Santa and friends I used our new Mini Mat & Tag 2 Dies which I layered over a slightly larger mat cut using our Stitched Rectangle Dies. Lastly I used the bold candy cane striped print from our Joyful Holiday Paper pack.Sunny Studio Merriest Christmas Wishes From the Whole Gang Card (using Reindeer Games Stamps, Joyful Holiday Paper, Mini Mat & Tag 2 and Stitched Rectangle Dies)

Card No. 9: For my last project today I have a set of holiday gift tags combining the reindeer form the Reindeer Games Stamps with the elves from our North Pole Stamps. Seeing them paired together just make me smile. For my gift tags I used both our Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies and Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies with the patterned papers from our new Joyful Holiday Paper pack.
Sunny Studio Elf Christmas Holiday Gift Tags (using Reindeer Games & North Pole Stamps, Mini Mat & Tag #1 & 4 Dies, Joyful Holiday Paper)

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. 

In honor of our 7th birthday festivities we are celebrating with a full team hop which includes a $25 gift code giveaway to our store at every stop on the hop!  Visit each link to see more amazing ideas by our team and leave a comment at each stop to be entered to win.

All contests will run through Wednesday, August 31st at Midnight PST with winners announced here on the Sunny Studio Blog on Sunday, September 4th. :)

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Blog Hop List:
Sunny Studio (you are here)
Marine
Bobbi
Isha
Kavya
Vanessa
Marney
Cathy
Waleska
Alma
Tina

Your next stop in the hop is Marine's blog HERE.

You can also enter to win a $25 gift code at each of our daily contests earlier this week and view more ideas using our new release at each of the posts linked here: 

Day 1: Introducing Squirrel Friends, Fall Scenes, Autumn Greenery & Autumn Tree Dies
Day 2: Introducing Too Cute To Spook, Pumpkin Patch and Mini Mat & Tag Dies
Day 3: Introducing Winter Wreaths, Holiday Greetings & Joyful Holiday Paper
Day 4: Introducing Penguin Party, Snowman Kisses & Snow One Like You Stamps
Day 5: Introducing Cozy Christmas & Reindeer Games Stamps (you are here)

In honor of our birthday festivities we are also running a sale for 20% off all Sunny Studio Branded products (excluding the new release and clearance items) using the code SEVENYEARS at checkout through August 31st at Midnight. Limit one discount code per order.

Sunny Studio Stamps 7th Birthday Blog Hop Banner with A Giveaway at Every Stop and 20% off on Sunny Studio Branded Products (excluding the new release and clearance items)

With each new collection we always have a new free mini die we include automatically with orders placed in our online store. For this release we have a fun mini acorn die!

Sunny Studio Stamps Fall 2022 Free Mini Autumn Acorn Die with any purchase in our online store (no coupon codes needed)

For those of you who might want to bookmark the video to watch later, I've also created a special video sharing the full Fall and Holiday Release, as well as a closer look at each of the cards and tags I made with it (you can watch it on our YouTube Channel HERE).


Also here's a closer look at the our new Cozy Christmas Stamps, Cozy Christmas DiesReindeer Games Stamps and Reindeer Games Dies used today (which are now available to purchase in our store):

Sunny Studio Stamps: Cozy Christmas 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Sofa, Armchair & Holiday Tree Stamp Set Sunny Studio Stamps: Cozy Christmas Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Reindeer Games 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Christmas Holiday Stamp Set Sunny Studio Stamps: Reindeer Games Metal Cutting Dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Christmas Icons Dies
Christmas Icons Dies
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Christmas Icons Stamps
Christmas Icons Stamps
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Picket Fence Border Dies
Picket Fence Border Dies
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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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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
Amazing Argyle 6x6 Paper
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Fall Kiddos Stamps
Fall Kiddos Stamps
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Fall Kiddos Dies
Fall Kiddos Dies
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Mini Basic Shape Dies
Mini Basic Shape Dies
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Flirty Flowers 6x6 Paper
Flirty Flowers 6x6 Paper
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Everything's Rosy Stamps
Everything's Rosy Stamps
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Subtle Grey Tones Paper
Subtle Grey Tones Paper
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Santa Claus Lane Stamps
Santa Claus Lane Stamps
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Santa Claus Lane Dies
Santa Claus Lane 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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Stitched Semi-Circle Dies
Stitched Semi-Circle Dies
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Slimline Nature Borders
Slimline Nature Borders
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
Slimline Scalloped Frame
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North Pole Stamps
North Pole Stamps
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North Pole Dies
North Pole Dies
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Slimline Pennant Dies
Slimline Pennant Dies
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Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies
Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies
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Mini Mat & Tag 2 Dies
Mini Mat & Tag 2 Dies
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Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies
Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Joyful Holiday Paper
Joyful Holiday Paper
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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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Critter Campout Stamps
Critter Campout Stamps
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Critter Campout Dies
Critter Campout Dies
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Merry Mice Stamps
Merry Mice Stamps
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Sleek Stripes Paper
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79 comments:

  1. I think my favorite is the Joyful Holiday Greetings. So large and easy to create a card with. Love this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. What a great release! I love the glow behind the Christmas tree on card #2!

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  3. Such a great release. I am a die fanatic so all those mini frames and tags are my favorites.

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  4. I love Mendi's candy cane stripe team card. I will have to get that stamp set.

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  5. Reindeer games is so great! Love those happy faces. They definitely love their jobs!

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  6. So many cute ideas! I never would have thought of using checkered pattern paper for the couch & chair. I love everything about these stamp sets.

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  7. I believe I like Santa and his Reindeer the best this release. Always love all rhe ideas.

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  8. Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration. Great cards

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  9. Shari OlsonAndersonAugust 26, 2022 at 6:58 AM

    Once again I am really into tags this year...Reindeer games would be perfect for this

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  10. These are so cute, especially the reading bears! I love the scene.

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  11. Happy birthday!
    I love your critters stamps especially those featuring penguins! Keep giving us great images!

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  12. So much cuteness! I love the scenes everyone created and the candy stripe paper is perfect.

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  13. I love how you paper pieced the chairs in the Cozy Christmas set. I’m always amazed how different a stamp looks when paper pieced, and it really is very simple to do, but I often forget. Thank you for all of the lovely samples.

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  14. Love the Reindeer Games stamp set! The tags are adorable!

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  15. Autumn tree and Fall scenes are my favorites. I love today's showcase! Congratulations on 7 years, Mendi! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Reindeer games maybe my favorite stamp set from the new release, looking forward to seeing all the inspiration!

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  17. Happy 7th birthday! :) So many adorable cards!

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  18. Happy birthday! That’s exciting! Love all your card examples from your new release. You definitely put a lot of work into everything you create! It’s difficult to pick one favorite from this release but I think I like the fall scenes stamp set the best!

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  19. I'm most excited about the Snowman Kisses stamp set.

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  20. It’s really hard to pick a favorite, the entire release is amazing! I will go with the penguins set and the cozy Christmas if I have to choose πŸ˜‰

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  21. fantastic new release - love Santa Claus Lane set - so cute

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  22. Happy 7th Birthday! Great new designs! The samples have all been fantastic!
    The Winter Wreaths and the Pumpkin Patch Dies are my favorites!

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  23. Happy 7th Birthday! Love the new releases, so many cute cards!

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  24. This post has given me so much inspiration. I love all the new sets. Let the holiday season begin!

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  25. I want the all, but if I have to choose just one....It's Penguin Party...this is just the best release Mendi, you outdid yourself this time...

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  26. So many different ways to use the elements in the Mini Mats & Tags dies - not just for tags, but lots of fun ways to add them to cards. Love these!

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  27. So many adorable new stamp sets..... my favorite one would have to be Reindeer Games. I love them all... So many ideas jumping around :) tyfs

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  28. So much inspiration! Love the roof scene, so clever to use the scallop edge die for the shingles!

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  29. They are all cute stamp sets, but the one I am most looking forward to is Penguin Party

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  30. I loved them all but I have to say that Marney's box card with the Too Cute To Spook set, put that one at the top of my list.

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  31. So many new sets & dies to choose a favorite! I'm really excited about the Fall Scenes stamp set esp. for Halloween scenes. And I love all the adorable penguins as well as the snowmen set! Happy 7th Birthday!!! Here's to the next seven! :-)

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  32. Such an awesome release!!! Happy Birthday!! Thank you for creating super fun products for us!!

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  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was my birthday yesterday! I LOVE THIS RELEASE! I think I'm most excited about the penguins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Happy 7th Birthday! This new release is just darling!

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  35. Maybe the penguins? But I love the sets today too!

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  36. So many amazing products! I think my overall fav is the Autumn tree dies (because I'm totally a basic fall b*tch) but your holiday cards are making it hard to pick

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  37. I am most excited about Winter Wreaths, tag dies and Squirrel friends.

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  38. Marisela Delgado said: Such cutie-patootie cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm "falling" for the cute Fall stamps, the Cozy Christmas furniture (to use year-round), and the various Snow People. But, instead of one stamp being my favorite, I usually buy any of your cute patterned papers that come out each season. I always look forward to every reveal of your new designs (+ the sales). Keep up the great work!

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  40. Happy birthday! I love the new Poinsettia that is color layering. It is so realistic! Thanks for a chance to win. :D

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  41. What a great release! I love the pumpkins and penguins!

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  42. Your amazing stamp sets give the user sooo many amazing fun options! So fun to play with!!!

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  43. Happy 7th Birthday! I think my favorite is the Reindeer Games Stamps! Awesome Release!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  44. Love the new release, but especially how you always find ways to incorporate older sets with the new to make the set new again. Happy Birthday! Can't wait for seven more years! :)

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  45. Yay, holiday stamps!!! These are all so cute!!!

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  46. So much cuteness! The cards are adorable! My fave new stamps are Cozy Christmas and North Pole!

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  47. I really like the Autumn Greenery dies.

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  48. What lovely new products!! Congrats on seven years. To many more πŸ₯‚

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  49. So many adorable sets! I am inspired by all of them.

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  50. The reindeer and santa are so cute

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  51. 7 years of fun and great products -congrats! I am loving the elf and reindeer!

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  52. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! πŸ˜ƒ And congratulations to seven years! πŸŽ‰ We don't have Sunny Studio in Sweden and I'm sooo curious to try your sweet products! 😍

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  53. Happy 7th Birthday! Love these darling and super cute images. I especially love the lights behind the Christmas tree. Beautifully done. Thank you for the awesome inspiration.

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  54. Happy 7th Birthday Sunny Studio!!! The new Santa Claus Lane and North Pole stamp sets are absolutely adorable :)

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  55. Adorable critters, as usual, in this release.

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  56. Love this new release. So cute

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  57. i love the cozy christmas set! that cat on the couch is so cute!

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  58. This release is adorable. I think I love the furniture the best.

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  59. Such an amazing release. I can see some awesome Christmas cards with these sets.

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  60. I am so excited for the Christmas release! I have been taking coloring classes to learn how to shade, color match and blend! I am so excited to use my new skills in these new stamps!

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  61. I especially love the reading bears. They are so sweet, and remind me of my grandkids reading with me. I love all of the homey scenes.

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  62. Great products for those who celebrate Christmas! I wish there were more non-Christmas options this time of year!

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  63. Your cards are absolutely adorable! Sunny Studio Stamps are the cutest!

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  64. What a wonderful fall/winter release, Mendi - very hard to pick a favorite! Your samples are amazing, as always, and so many!! Happy 7th birthday - thanks for filling the craft world with sunshine!!

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  65. Feels so cozy! I’m ready for Christmas! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  66. Congratulations on your 7th birthday! These cards are absolutely fantastic!!! I am in love with the couch and chair in the Cozy Christmas set!!

    Sunny Studio Stamps was one of the first stamp companies I was introduced to and one of the first stamps that I ever bought as a cardmaker! You started your stamp company right around the time I began making cards.

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  67. Everything is so adorable! I feel Christmas in the air!!

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  68. I love, love, love everything about Sunny Studios!

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  69. Some very adorable cards!

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  70. I love card 1 and the bright colors of your patterned paper

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  71. Happy Birthday Sunny Studio! Beautiful cards!

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  72. Critter campout and the merry mice among many others are two of my faves. I also love the cozy living room set. The examples shared are a delight and I enjoy getting your emails. The cards you all make are just phenomenal!
    Lori S in PA

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  73. Sunny Studio stamps are adorable, love the Reindeer Games stamp set

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