Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Please join me in welcoming back very special guest Mendi Yoshikawa of Sunny Studio Stamps to our blog today! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the blog, don’t you think?! It’s never too early to start your holiday cardmaking and we want to keep you inspired! Read on for 4 new ideas and enjoy!

Sunny Studios Holiday

Hello there! It’s Mendi here today sharing four playful Christmas cards featuring some of Sunny Studio’s newest release for Winter, which includes 6 new stamp sets and coordinating dies, 8 standalone dies, 2 embossing folders, and 1 6×6 Holiday Paper Pack.

For my first project o,f the day I have an elegant card using our newest layering stamp set called Christmas Trimmings. It comes with three-layered holly leaves, two options for berries, a pine cone and a beautiful Merry Christmas greeting. To create my card I started by die-cutting a 3″ circle from the center of my front card panel. I then used a brayer to roll on some Robin’s Egg pigment ink onto the raised surface of our new Dapper Diamonds 6×6 embossing folder. After the ink was smoothly applied across the raised surface, I carefully sandwiched my front card panel into the embossing folder before running it through my die-cutting machine.

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

I’m so in love with the results! It adds ink to all the recessed areas of your cardstock, leaving the embossed areas white. Pigment ink is ideal for this technique because it won’t bead up on the plastic surface and the brayer gives you a perfectly smooth application.

I completed my card by cutting apart two stamped tree branches to give me the ability to move them around to the right angle for my grouping and I was able to hide my cuts by layering them beneath the holly. I completed the card by stamping a sentiment from our Festive Greetings stamps.

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

SUPPLIES:

Sunny Studio CHRISTMAS TRIMMINGS…
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Sunny Studio CHRISTMAS TRIMMINGS…
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Sunny Studio FESTIVE GREETINGS Clear…
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Sunny Studio DAPPER DIAMONDS…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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My Favorite Things STITCHED CIRCLE…
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Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink Pads…
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Speedball 2 BRAYER Soft Rubber Roller…
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Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink Pads…
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Up next I have a playful Christmas card using our Foxy Christmas stamps and a card inspired by the great Melania Deasy and a card she shared HERE. I have always been completely taken with her beautiful graphic design and the overlapping of her colors! For my card, I used a 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch a circle border approximately a 1/2″ to 1″ from the bottom of my front card panel. I saved those circles and used them to help me position masks I had created by punching a hole of the same size from full adhesive post-it notes.

I then took turns moving my masks to color them in with my favorite Jumbo dauber applicator and distress inks in worn lipstick, tumbled glass, twisted citron and candied apple. When I was done inking my circles, I was able to add the negative spaces from my original punched border to my card and stamp a sweet sentiment from the set in black ink. This border is the perfect idea for fitting a number of cute images from your favorite stamp sets!

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

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Sunny Studio FOXY CHRISTMAS Clear…
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Sunny Studio FOXY CHRISTMAS Snippets…
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EK Success 1 3/4 CIRCLE PUNCH 54-31002
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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3M Scotch SUPER STICKY FULL ADHESIVE…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET A Markers AAAS72A
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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For my next card, I have a holiday card combining the images from our new Happy Owlidays Stamps with the bright and happy papers from our Holiday Cheer 6×6 paper pack. This sets comes with several companion images that allow you to dress the owls up for the holidays with a separate tree costume, reindeer antlers and even a gift box with lid for him to hide in. There are also a number of other fun components in this set for endless scene building options!

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

To create my little boxes to frame my owls I turned to the scalloped tag from our Sliding Window dies and just cut off the top portion. I then mimicked the scalloped trim along the top of my card using our Stitched Scallop Border dies. A fun punny sentiment heat embossed in white completes my card.

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

SUPPLIES:

Sunny Studio HAPPY OWLIDAYS Clear…
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Sunny Studio HAPPY OWLIDAYS Snippets…
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Sunny Studio SLIDING WINDOW Snippets…
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Sunny Studio STITCHED SCALLOP…
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Sunny Studio HOLIDAY CHEER Paper Pad…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Copic 36 BASIC Sketch MARKER SET And…
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For my last card of the day, I started by painting a loose circle onto a piece of watercolor paper using some Daniel Smith watercolors. When it was completely dry I heat embossed some snowflakes in white along the top from our new Alpaca Holiday stamp set and stamped a sentiment along the bottom curve using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

I then cut down my panel to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted it onto a piece of heavyweight red cardstock being extra generous with my adhesive to smooth out any warping of the watercolor paper. I colored my little guys & their winter gear using Copic markers to match my cardstock border and mounted them onto my card using foam tape for extra dimension.

Thanks so much to Simon Says Stamp for having me today. I hope I’ve inspired you in all your holiday card making endeavors. I would love to hear which products are your favorite from our new release!

Holiday Inspiration with Sunny Studio Stamps!

SUPPLIES:

Sunny Studio ALPACA HOLIDAY Clear…
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Sunny Studio ALPACA HOLIDAY Snippets…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Bazzill WAX LIPS Card Shoppe Heavy…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Daniel Smith PHTHALO BLUE GREEN SHADE…
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Daniel Smith COBALT TEAL BLUE 5ML…
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Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET B Markers BBBS72B
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Mendi for being our guest!

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I love the first card with the embossing folder. It is such a great technique. also loving those foxes. Great cards!

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