NEW Stamps & Dies from Sunny Studio!

Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please join me in welcoming back Mendi Yoshikawa of Sunny Studio Stamps BACK to our blog as a guest! Read on and enjoy!


Hi there! It’s Mendi here today and I’m so happy to be back sharing some fun ideas with the latest Sunny Studio release. The release includes 4 new stamp sets and 7 new dies, including the long awaited Happy Home stamps, and a follow up to our original Fishtail Banner dies!

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Up first I have a card using our new Baby Bear set. I started my card by stamping the images from the set and just having fun coloring. These images are so much fun because you can use the bears as they are in a little diaper or dress them up with the bib, bow, sleeper and onesie images. The set also comes with quite a few tiny images designed to personalize the front of the bibs and onesies for endless combinations.

Baby Bear Pink 3 Bears Card-Instagram

When I was done playing I had a moment where I was completely stumped feeling like the colors I had selected didn’t go together. To solve the issue, I created a custom background by blending those same Copic colors on two strips of cardstock to adhere to the top and bottom of my card. Truth be told when I was done with that, I still wasn’t quite happy. The colors felt a bit too bright for a baby card. To resolve that I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum and then added vellum over the top of both strips. Finally it was starting to take shape!

To complete my card I colored a handful of mini hearts and two offset scalloped circles along the edges using the same Copic markers. For my final touch I added some Diamond Stickles, topped with some Glossy Accents for a bit of sparkle.

Baby Bear Pink 3 Bears Card-Blog2


For my next card I created a little downtown scene using our new City Streets stamps. I thought it would be fun to color each of the buildings with a monochromatic color scheme that would create fun pops of color when paired together.

For my 3.75″ x 5″ card panel, I inked it up the background with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron distress inks using my favorite Jumbo Dauber, rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper and then stitched around the perimeter with my sewing machine. To add a little interest to my scene I decided to adhere the shops at an angle, trimming off the extra parts that fell of the edges with my scissors. To finish my card I heat embossed my sentiment on some black cardstock using white embossing powder. Love how they pop!

City Streets Retail Therapy Card-Instagram


My final card use our new Sweet Shoppe set. This set comes with 15 unique sentiments all revolving around the word sweet as well as several “sweet” images like candy, ice cream, cupcakes, donuts and all sorts of sprinkles and toppings for you to personalize them.

Sweet Shoppe Examples

For my card today I chose to decorate the cupcake image, pairing one of the sentiments with the matching Sweet Word Die. Using another Jumbo Dauber I created an ombre effect by applying my ink from the bottom and using a lighter touch along the top.

Sweet Shoppe Cupcake Card-Instagram

To create the over-sized scallop along the bottom of my card, I die-cut three 1-1/4″ circles and then hid the other half of the circle beneath my brown cardstock strip. I then cut three 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ strips of cardstock for the upper portion of my card to give the illusion that they are one continuous piece. I inked them up with a mix of inks to match my Copic coloring and then stitched around the edges of each before adhering my entire card panel to a card base.

Sweet Shoppe Cupcake Card-Blog2


I hope I’ve inspired you to get inky today! Thanks so much for having me!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks again to Mendi for being our special guest!


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  1. Wow, Mendi, these are really cure. I like your tip about creating the paper to tie the colors together. And your sewing is perfect. How do you do that so well on the scallops?

  2. The cards are darling and so well done. Love the coloring and layouts. The stamps and dies are terrific. I pinned the cards to my SSS board. Well done.

  3. These Sunny Studio cards are so cute!! I really like each one.
    Mendi, how did you cut the background strips of paper that you used on the card with the cupcakes? Did you use a die?
    Thanks for sharing these darling designs!

    1. I used a circle punch and cut the circle in half and then cut a strip of paper the same width the fake the look of a continuous piece. :)

  4. SO CUTE and SO SWEET!!!
    It really is WONDERFUL to see Mendi being so successful in our creative world!!!

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