Friday, April 14, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing A Bird's Life & Heartfelt Wishes

Are you ready?!  Today's the big day, but before you run off to shop make sure to check out this one last post with a couple more new products to showcase and drumroll please... A Video!  You just might be rewarded with a little promo code at the end too (hint-hint).  ;)

Up first we have a stamp set all about birdies called A Bird's Life.  I've been wanting to do some little birds for awhile now and as a graduate in interior design I'm always attracted to cute home themes (too bad my own home is such a mess right now).  ;)

When designing this set it was important to me to create a tree branch that could work facing either direction to expand the set's versatility.  For my card here I started by masking off some clouds on white cardstock using the dies from Rain or Shine and Sunny Sentiments and then inked over the panel using Mermaid dye ink with a jumbo dauber. To make my sentiment stand out I cut a strip of white cardstock, stitched the edge and stamped it in a color to match the birdhouse and birdies.
Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life From Our Nest To Yours Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I used some polaroid frames from Doodlebug's Spring Things collection.  To fill the frames I inked up some white cardstock with tumbled glass along the outside edges before adding them behind the die-cuts.  I stamped my sentiment in the center with my favorite VersaFine Ink and then filled the frames with some of the sweet images from the set.  I finished off my card with a large scalloped border along the top and bottom using the new Stitched Scallop dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life Happy Bird Day Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

The birdhouses were designed to be used with one of two posts that come with the set or to hang by the strings and "tied" with a bow.  For my next card I used the posts to set my little scene borrowing the tuft of grass from our Easter Wishes set.  When I was done, my card felt a bit unfinished so I framed my scene using THIS die by Gina Marie designs.
Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life Birdhouse Trio Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being a guest over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog where I shared this card and some different ways to use masking on your cardmaking.  I hope you will swing by to see my step-by-step photo tutorial over there.  
Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life There's No Place Like Home Birdhouse Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

The second new set I have to share is a small 3x4 sentiment set called Heartfelt Wishes which plays on different ways to use the word "wishes".  This versatile set works all year 'round covering a number of occasions like birthdays, weddings, get well greetings and even the winter holidays. 

For my card with it here I used the small candle that comes in the set and adhered two together to elongate them so that they could peek from the top and bottom of my sentiment strip.  Before adhering them to my card base I laid them out to get a general idea about placement and then inked up behind them with a little foam dauber and Mustard Seed distress ink.  After I had glued them down with my zig glue pen I went back and added glossy accents to the flames.
Sunny Studio Stamps Heartfelt Wishes Candle Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my other card with the set, I heat embossed the words "wedding wishes" on the diagonal spaced 1/2" apart.  I knew there was no way I was going to be able to keep things straight so I used my clear grid ruler to add some light pencil lines that I went back and erased afterwards.  It can be hard to see where you've stamped when using VersaMark on white cardstock so I just worked line by line, heating up the powder before moving on to my next row.  After everything had been erased, I inked up the background with Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac distress inks and the areas where I had embossed resisted the ink. 


I decided to carry the colors onto my die-cut word so I inked up a scrap of cardstock with the same distress inks before cutting it out.  I finished off my sentiment strip by cutting one end with our fishtail banner dies.  When I was done my card felt like it could still use a bit of glitz and glamour so I added a trail of pink and iridescent sequins with some liquid adhesive.
Sunny Studio Stamps Heartfelt Wishes Wedding Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Brace yourselves.  You're never going to believe it, but I was finally able to carve out about 10 hours yesterday (LOL!) to put together a 28-minute video for you sharing the full new release along with a tutorial for the new layering stamps.  ;)



I hope you've enjoyed this week of sneak peeks.  I can't wait for you to see what the design team has to share using it all!  Thank you so much for all your sweet feedback--I have enjoyed reading every single comment and they all mean so much to me!  

Everything is now available for purchase in our online store.  Yay!  In honor of the new release festivities you can receive 10% off your entire purchase using the code SUMMER10 through Monday, April 17th at Midnight PST.

Also just a reminder that all orders automatically come with a complimentary mini leaf die while supplies last.  ;)

Here's a full look at the new Heartfelt Wishes & A Bird's Life Stamps, along with their coordinating dies available for purchase today... 

Sunny Studio Stamps Heartfelt Wishes Sentiment Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps Heartfelt Wishes Word Die     Sunny Studio Stamps Heartfelt Wishes Candle Die

Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life 4x6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set      Sunny Studio Stamps A Bird's Life Coordinating Die Set

Would you like to win a $25 gift code to our online store to spend on some of the new sets?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.  We will be giving away a new gift code each day for a total of five chances to win!  Contest closes on April 15th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 16th.  :)
  a Rafflecopter giveaway Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:
        
      


55 comments:

  1. The release has been amazing - I LOVE the popsicles. In fact, I'm heading over to buy them now. Adorable cards.

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  2. It is so smart to make the branch work from either side of the card! So many cute images in this release, and all of your sample cards are great.

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  3. Those little birds and birdhouses are so cute! What a wonderful release!

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  4. The birds and birdhouses are adorable!The birthday cards are super sweet!
    Wonderful release!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  5. This is a fantastic release and I can't choose one I'm excited most about. My favourites are Ocean's of Joy, Perfect Popsicles, A Bird's Life, Heartfelt Wishes and Two Scoops. I love the mermaid and pirate sets too, but I already have something similar. Your cards showcased them so beautifully, I want them all.

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  6. Love all of your cards! My faves are Oceans of Joy and A Bird's Life.

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  7. This birdie lover (mine is sitting on my shoulder right now!) is in love with A Bird's Life - how sweet it is! The whole release is adorable.

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  8. Darling cards today! I am most excited about A Bird's Life! I have 2 pet birds, so this is a fun set for me!

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  9. I am excited to have all of the release! Love all your examples and love your tips! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  10. The little birds are so cute, as are the bird houses. This release has so many great sets! You did a great job!

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  11. Mendi, your new stamps and dies are fabulous! I'm especially excited about the layering stamps. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! Thanks, too, for the chance to win a gift code!

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  12. Love all the new items in this release but especially the ice-cream cones - beautiful inspiration from all:)

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  13. Heartfelt Wishes is fantastic! I love all the combinations you can make with this stamp set.

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  14. I think A Bird's Life is my favourite of the new release. So much to play with and possibilities for little scenes. Love the Stitched Scallops too.

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  15. The first card is
    adorable with all
    the bird nests. I
    really love the
    Pirate Pals set.
    Too cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. What a wonderful release!! Hard to pick a favorite. Since my family LOVES ice cream, I'd have to say the scoops and popsicle sets are must-haves. The layering is fantastic!
    Thanks for putting the video together - we fans appreciate all your time, energy, and talent for this week, and every week we get to use your products!

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  17. Oh I love, love this stamp set. Since I can only pick one - this is it for me. I wish I could get them all.

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  18. Today's cards are adorable--I am not a bird person but that may change, those little birds are so cute with the best faces!

    My favorite set--would have to be between the ice cream set and the birds! I also really love the scallop dies!

    Chris L.

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  19. A Bird's Life is adorable! I also love the sea creatures set and the ice cream cones!

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  20. LOVE this set! So hard to pick one that I'm most excited about.....Love the layering stamps, love the birdies, love the sea critters, the pirates are so adorable....can I say I'm excited about them all? ♥♥

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  21. A Bird's Life, the scalloped edges, Oceans of Joy, Magical Mermaids, and Two scoops & the Popsicle's stamp set. I do love the Pirate set also.... So I love them all!!!! This is such a fab release, and Sunny Studios is now my new Favorite company for stamps. Thank you

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  22. Love the wishes sentiments stamp set. You can create a sentiment for any occasion.

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  23. I love nautical. the mermaids and the
    set with the whale and other fish - those
    are at the top of my shopping list.
    thanks for a fun release.

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  24. I love the little birds and their houses. They are perfect for Spring cards. We can always use more birthday stamps.

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  25. Love the popsicle and ice cream sets! Fun release.

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  26. This release is so great I can't think of just one I'm excited about. If I have to choose I'd have to say all the layering ones, they are really just great!

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  27. Hi Mendi ~ This is another fun release! I love the birdhouses (I collect them) and all the different ways you've chosen to use them on your beautiful cards. Congratulations on another successful release and thanks so much for the inspiration. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  28. Your card samples are always gorgeous!!! I just love the "A Birds Life" stamp set....I would love to win this one....thanks so much for the great card samples....LOVE them all.

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  29. My favorites from this release are the popsicles and ice cream cones!

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  31. This little birdie set has stolen my heart! SO cute!! And I love the woodgrain look for the birdhouse post! (You always have such an eye for detail when designing your stamps!!) The cards for both sets are absolutely wonderful. I'm gonna pin some of these for sure! :)

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  32. All very cute, as always. Thanks for the video too.

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  33. oh those birdhouses are adorable!!

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  34. I saw your cards on SCT yesterday and I noticed these adorable birds/birdhouses. This is definitely my favorite set from the release. It's at the top of my wishlist!

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  35. I am most excited about A Bird's Life.

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  37. This is such a versatile release! I love all of the new stamps! Especially the layering ice cream & Popsicles & the mermaids, Pirates & fish because they coordinate & can be used together! To be honest though, I love them all

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  38. I just love this release. The little critters, pirates, and mermaid are all so cute and the ice cream look good enough to eat!

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  39. Is there no end to the cuteness? What a fabulous release.

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  40. This is such a fun and fabulous release! I especially love the stitched scallop die. I can see myself reaching for it time and time again. Congratulations on this awesome release!

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  41. Ditto,ditto,ditto! Amazing, awesome, cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for the great release and best wishes for continued success!

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  42. Good grief, I have to pick one?!! The mermaids, no, the pirates, no ..erm..th birdhouses...NOPE, I can't do it as I love them all!!! Thanks for this fabulous release, although my bank account and hubby might not feel the same :D. Debra x

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  43. These are all just adorable.....but if I have to pick, I'm most excited for the ice cream cones. Your layering stamps are my favorite layering stamps out there. Happy Easter to you and your family, Mendi!!

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  44. I like A Bird's Life stamp set, but I love the entire release! It is hard to choose! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  45. awesome new release :) loved the creations.

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  46. The little candle die and stamp are my favorites! The candle card is so cute and would be great for a guy or gal. :)

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  47. I love all the new stamp releases but my favorite is Two Scoops. Such a realistic looking image. I know everyone would enjoy getting a card with a yummy cone like that on the front because who doesn't like ice cream.

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  48. Super cute. Love your cards, stamps, dies, and more. Great job!!!

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  49. Your cards are really cute! I really like this new release! I think the birdies would be my favorite but they all are really nice.

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  50. Wonderful new release! So sad the sneak peaks are over. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  51. SQUEAL!! SUPER SWEET Release!! I thing A Bird's Life is my FAVORITE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Easter!!

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  52. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! I was soooo surprised to be the winner of this wonderful giveaway!!!!!!!! I have to get my wish list in order pronto!!! Sunny Studio Stamps are THE BEST!!!

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