Monday, April 10, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Two Scoops & Perfect Popsicles

I'm so excited to be counting down the days to our summer release coming out on Friday morning with five days of inspiration and prizes!  Today I'm debuting two new stamp layering sets for summer with a 4x6 mix and match ice cream set and a 3x4 companion Popsicle set called Two Scoops & Perfect Popsicles.

For my first card I used both sets, along with one of my favorite pink & brown color schemes.  These images are so fun to put together--I felt the same magical feeling I experienced the first time I stamped the bell from our Holiday Style set.  I love how easy it is to create beautiful images--Other stamps of this size would have taken me forever to color if I had tried to do something like this with my Copics and probably wouldn't have looked nearly as good.
Sunny Studio Stamps Perfect Popsicles and Two Scoops Ice Cream Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I stamped a rainbow of sherbet cones.  I started by inking up my background with picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron & peacock feathers distress inks using my favorite jumbo dauber.  I then stamped my soft serve ice creams in a rainbow of colors to match (I've share my ink combinations below) topped with a little Stardust Stickles.  

To make things go quicker I've found it easiest to stamp my images assembly line style because to me the most time consuming part is lining up the stamps on my Misti Stamping tool.  Once I had a placement that worked for me, I did a couple of each color before cleaning my stamp with a baby wipe and moving onto another color family for that particular layered stamp. 
Sunny Studio Stamps Two Scoops Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For the sugar cones I recommend experimenting with different colors of cardstock since the highlights will take on whatever color of paper is beneath it.  I tried white, cream and kraft from the same ink colors and they each had a different look as seen here:



For my next card I created a triple scoop cone using the other layering images in the Two Scoops set.  I love how many different ways these can be mixed and matched.  For this card I stamped my syrup to look like a strawberry topping which I covered with glossy accents and then dropped in some seed beads with my tweezers to look like sprinkles.

I stamped a background to match my cones using the new Tonic Stamp Platform by Tim Holtz.  Today I'm also sharing a photo tutorial on my personal blog showing how I made it which you can see HERE.
Sunny Studio Stamps Two Scoops Triple Scoop Ice Cream Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next I have a rainbow Popsicle card, scraplifting myself with a previous card I shared HERE.  It's nice not having to reinvent the wheel for every project plus I'm always looking for way to incorporate rainbows as much as humanly possible which I guess is pretty obvious with three rainbow cards in a row. ;)

These popsicles come with three layering images for the popsicle itself and two for the popsicle stick.  Honestly they don't look like much to get excited about in the package, but I LOVE how they look when layered together.  Just make sure to not make my mistake and leave plenty of room for the stick when stamping.  I had to piece some of mine together after the fact because I was trying to be economical with my paper the first time around.  Hee-hee.
Sunny Studio Stamps Perfect Popsicles Rainbow Color My World Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card today I chose to stamp the Popsicles as Fudgsicles!  I then took a 1/8" hole punch and punched a little bite mark out of one of them.  I also gave them a bit of personality by using a face from Fresh & Fruity and bows from A Good Egg .  

And check out that ruffle background!  It's a peek at something that will be shared a bit more tomorrow that I'm super excited about.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps Perfect Popsicles Fudgsicle Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Here's a full look at the new Two Scoops & Perfect Popsicles clear stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on Friday morning (please note: images are not shown to scale).


      

      

I have created a stamping guide to help you in layering the stamps.  When working with dye inks I have found that it is often easier to layer the the images "backwards" by starting with the smallest stamp in your darkest color and working back to the lightest overall image.  It has helped me tremendously in seeing where to line up my images.  To use the guide, the dark black outlines show where the image touches the edges of the previous stamped layer.

You can download or print your own layering guide HERE


I frequently am asked what ink colors I've used.  While I have used a variety of brands in my samples, there's a good chance you can achieve similar results with inks you probably already have in you stash.  I highly recommend stamping your inks out and creating a swatch book to aid you in choosing two or three inks that compliment each other.  These are the ones I happened to use here today from lightest to darkest:

Strawberry Sherbet, Popsicle & Syrup
Colorbox Candy (or Hero Arts Bubble Gum)
Hero Arts Ultra Pink
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink (or Colorbox Pinkolicious)

Orange Sherbet & Popsicle
Hero Arts Orange Soda
Papertrey Ink Orange Zest
Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango

Banana Yellow Sherbet & Popsicle
Hero Arts Lemon Yellow
Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise

Lime Green Sherbet & Popsicle
Colorbox Green Apple

Teal Sherbet
Umbrella Crafts Mint (Scrapbook.com)
Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay

Blue Raspberry Popsicle
My Favorite Things Blue Raspberry

Sugar Cone
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft (or Colorbox Gingersnap)

Original Cone & Popsicle Stick
Memories Soft Sand (or Papertrey Ink Fine Linen)
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft (or Colorbox Gingersnap)

Cherry Red Popsicle

Grape Popsicle

Fudgsicle & Chocolate Syrup
Hero Arts Artprint Brown

Strawberry Scoop
Colorbox Bubblegum (or Hero Arts Passion Flower)
Colorbox Candy (or Hero Arts Bubble Gum)

Vanilla Scoop
Lawn Fawn Butter
Hero Arts Butter Bar

Mint Scoop
Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist
Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana

Cherry
Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
Stampin' Up Rose Red

We now carry 49 colors of vibrant dye inks by Colorbox in our online store HERE.  I just added 11 additional colors to our line-up this weekend to fill in some gaps in the color wheel.  I love that they are affordable at $4.50 for a full sized pad and because I truly appreciate a good color chart, I've created a new one for you to see how the colors stamp before you buy.  ;)

Phew!  Are you still with me?  I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peek.  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 Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be sharing another new stamp & die set that I'm hoping you'll fall in love with as much as I have. ;)

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:
        


102 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you've done it again, Mendi! I cannot WAIT to get these stamps (both sets)! You're layering stamps are perfection. And I love all the rainbow goodness in today's post! :) And my favorite popsicle as a kid was that Strawberry Crunch bar. I guess that's more of an ice cream on a stick, though!

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  2. Yes please! I would like everything! You had me at sweets! So darling. Can't wait to get these

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  3. I love Mocha Java ice cream!

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  4. AMAZING JOB!!! As always Mendi! I am in love....I will to be broke very soon! Hahaha!!!! Love this ice creams!

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  5. These are so great! It's hard to decide on a favorite, it's between orange creamsicle and fudgesicle!

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  6. Love these! So perfect for summer cards!

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    1. And I love raspberry chip ice cream from Graeter's!

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  8. Oh my, these are going to retire all the other ice cream/popsicle stamps & dies I own! Perfection!

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  9. How yummy. All are beautiful projects. Love your layering sets.

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  10. Oooh so tasty looking - beautifully made cards:)

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    1. Forgot to say that my fav flavor is orange - yummy:)

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  11. I really love the rich colors you used on these treats. Never tried your layering sets before but I am tempted now.

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  12. We have this purple yam or taro flavored popsicle with beans on the top that I love. Someone sells it by the gate of our school. So on a day that I've saved enough money, I buy it as a treat. Always curious about your layering stamps but still not brave enough to try it.I failed in my initial layering stamps that's why I am a bit apprehensive to buy new ones.-Maria Giselle B.

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  13. Those popsicles look so yummy!!!

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  14. Bring on summer! Thanks for all the colorful, fun projects!!

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  15. My favorite ice cream is Dove Dark Chocolate bars! Love all the cards!

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  16. The colors in your cards are amazing, I only wish my cards could look so awesome! I love your stamps so much, thank you for all the hard work you put into them.

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    1. My favorite ice cream is peanut butter chocolate! Yum

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  17. These are super cute and look like so much fun. Can't wait to play with them.

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  18. I like homemade fudgsicles and homemade vanilla ice cream.

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  19. Can't wait to see the full release, these are gorgeous! X

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  20. These cards are beautiful! They made me want some ice cream! I love grape popsicles and cones with blackberry ice cream with chocolate jimmies on top.

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  21. First of all, these cards are AMAZING!!! So colorful and FUN!! Second, I really appreciated seeing how the cones stamp on the different colors of card stock, and having the layering process explained for the different stamps. What a great help!! And third, I am very excited to see the new release!

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  22. Oh my word - these newest treat stamps are just marvels in the stamping world. So unique and FUN! Karen

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  23. Oh my goodness these ice creams look so delicious. Favorite ice creams, I love Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, I also like getting a Dairy Queen vanilla cone dipped in chocolate.

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  24. I love these colorful cards! These 2 sets will be perfect for summer. My favorite flavor of ice cream is cinnamon.

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  25. I Love layering stamps and these are so sweet! haha Lovely ink color palette too!

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  26. Awesome new sets coming up! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love Mint Chocolate chip cream, or Orange and Vanilla ice cream 🍦

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  28. These look like really fun stamps for summer, very anxious to own them.

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  29. These frozen treats look so real I expect to see goodness dripping down the sides. Now you've made me hungry.

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  30. Oh I NEED these treats! They look good enough to eat!! Spectacular!!

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  31. Super yummy cards! These are amazing images! Hmmmm....my favorite ice cream....I'd have to say Baskin Robbins Chocolate Almond. As for popsicles...I like them all, but tend to go for the orange first ♥

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  32. I love these popsicles and icecream cones.

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  33. Mendi, you have such a great eye for creating layered stamps...they look so real! So cute!

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  34. Your cards are amazing! So bright, happy and beautiful! My favorite popsicle as a kid varied between cherry, banana and fudge. My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream. You have me craving a sweet frozen treat :)

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  35. ... and now I want ice cream... LOL! Great new set! Love the bright rainbow popsicle card and the smiling fudgies as well.

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  36. I love the Popsicle stamps so much!

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  37. Love these stamps! My favorite popsicle flavor was strawberry. We made them homemade with strawberry jello and koolaid mxed in a dixie cup

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  38. Awesome release! I like chocolate ice cream and orange popsicles! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  39. Your cards are delicious! I personally love mint chocolate chip!

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  40. Ah-mazing! Just amazing. Always loved the orange pushpops!

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  41. Hadn't thought of banana popsicles in decades...yum! My current preference is ice cream now...Cappuchino Chocolate Chunk!

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  42. I absolutely LOVE all your cards! My favorite flavor of ice cream is key lime pie!

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  43. Today's cards are awesome! My favorite is ice cream--chocolate and cookies and cream!

    Chris L.

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  44. Love these adorable stamps. My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip.

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  45. Absolutely LOVE these ice creams! My fave is mint chocolate chip, but these all look good enough to eat!

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  46. I love these stamp sets! I love the popsicles, they look so realistic with the layering. My favorite icecream is Turkey Hill Deep Dark Chocolate, it's seasonal so I can't get it all the time :(

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  47. These look so delicious! My favorite ice cream is Jamoca Almond Fudge...mmmm!

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  48. These stamps are so cute and your cards just made me want all the stamps even more! My favorite childhood ice cream flavor is chocolate soft serve (which was not always easy to find (chocolate dipped vanilla is NOT the same thing!!).

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  49. I can not stand it... I LOVE them all!!! SO Sweet in every way.
    XO April

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  50. oh my gosh I just love these. makes me want to eat them

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  51. These layering stamps are perfect! Have been a fan since the jingle bells at Christmas! I'm amazed with every release!!

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  52. I was a Fudgsicle girl as a child. They were usually a forbidden treat and whenever I could I would sneak to the corner store and eagerly devour one. They tasted way better that way.... Now I am loving Skinny Cow Salted caramel.( frozen yoghurt) . Love the popsicle stamps... they bring back so many memories. Also your colours are brilliant.

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  53. The stamps looks so delicious! I can't wait to get my hands on them and start layering.

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  54. These stamps are so realistic looking! They are making me hungry!

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  55. Those Popsicles are so cute! Looking forward to seeing what else is coming in this release!

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  56. Mendi, you have perfected layering stamps. Both sets are so sweet, your example cards are awesome. I can't wait to own both of theses sets!

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  57. So looking forward to these stamps! Just made my Easter cards with the Tulip and Daffodil sets!

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  58. Nothing says "summer" more than ice cream & popsicles! I love your layered designs--it looks like you worked hard, when you didn't 😉

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  59. Love all the cards you created. These layering stamps are great. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  60. What yummy cards. Tropical Popsicles are my favorites - mainly pineapple. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  61. popsicles sound like the perfect kickoff to spring! Make mine fudge!

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  62. I love these layering stamp sets! They look so real and make me want to eat them. :)

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  63. Your layered stamps are stunning!! I can practically taste an orange creamsicle just thinking about them!

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  64. I always loved rootbeer popsicles as a kid...yum!

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  65. Here in the UK we have an ice lolly called a Twister with is 3 flavours twisted together which I loved as a kid :). Love this new release!! The layering stamps look so user friendly especially with the guide you've given us. Can't wait to get my mitts on these :D. Debra x

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  66. I love your layered stamps. My favorite popsicle growing up (and still) is the strawberry good humor bars.

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  67. Uber Cuteness! Ice Cream Cones, Popsicles ARE Great for party favors, invites, birthdays or just because...

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  68. I just received my second order from your company and I must say, your company is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Today's inspiration is awesome and has me wanting the ice cream and Popsicle sets. What a fun post this is!!

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  69. Fun new release!! Bring on the spring and summer!!

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  70. Oh, I love these sets!!! Awesome cards, too!

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  71. This is an awesome set for ice cream cards! Yum!

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  72. Oh my gosh - these are so adorable! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream :)

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  73. These sets are fabulous and I can't wait to get them! My favorite popsicle flavor is banana and I absolutely love chocolate ice cream.

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  74. I love anything strawberry but i really like to mix strawberry and chocolate together. :)

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  75. Cute cones and popsicles. Love the cards. There was a place called Big Scoop that my parents would take us to that had bubblegum ice cream. Loved it as a kid.

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  76. These stamps are super and so are your cards! As a kid, I liked Strawberry Shortcake pops.

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  77. I've never cared for ice cream.
    I do enjoy a drumstick (cone with
    ice cream coated with chocolate and
    peanuts).
    Love the "couple" of popsicles.

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  78. Already know that popsicle set is on my must have wish list. Too cute!

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  79. These stamps layer so beautifully! Thanks for creating sets just perfect for the summer.
    My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate, so I'll always go for a chocolate popsicle. :p yum!

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  80. Love your layered sets! I loved fudgecicle

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  81. I used to love rootbeer popsicles. The two scoops ice cream stamp is awesome, with so many options.

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  82. Love the layered popsicles, in particular - with the darling little faces! My favorite flavor was always blue (raspberry?), //which we were never allowed to have, because it always made SUCH A MESS. LOL!

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  83. Layering! It's amazing how realistic they look! Yum fudge pops or creamsicles.

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  84. Awesome layering!! Super yummy projects!!Love fudge pops!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  85. Yummy and cute
    cards, love the
    colors. I love
    Ice Cream Sandwiches
    and Dream Cycles.
    Carla from Utah

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  86. Loving the 3d layered look! I always went for fudgecicles!

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  87. Love the new color layering sets. A must have!

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  88. Love the new color layering sets. A must have!

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  89. Oh my word, this release is amazing! How much fun to see all of these ice cream images! I have two little grandsons and I can see years worth of use from these sets!

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  90. This is a super fun release. Love the summer themed stamps. Can't wait for warm weather!

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  91. awesome new release! how cute are the icecream stamps :) and so perfect for summers

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  92. I love these stamp images. They look so realistic. As if you could just take a bite.
    My favorite popsicle is fudgesicles. But I love ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate chunks.

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  93. OMGEEE! It's like Popsicles and ice cream from my childhood. I love these stamps and could use them for a lot of occasions. Love your cards, designs, and the colors are amazing. Great job!

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  94. My Favorite was the Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream we could get at the Local Dairy Queen Drive in!! OH IT WAS YUMMY!! I also LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Sets and the Inspiration th you've shared!! THANKS for the chances to WIN and have a FABULOUS Easter!! =)

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