Sunny Studio Stamps 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

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Hi, guys!

I’m so happy to be celebrating the 3rd birthday of Sunny Studio Stamps today with a blog hop with some of the most awesome stampers around.

You should have arrived here from the blog of Juliana Michaels! I’m Teri, and this is the last stop on the hop. Just getting started? You’ll want to head to the blog of Sunny Studio after this stop for the complete list.

So I have to say that it’s super cool to see Sunny Studio Stamps turn 3. I’ll tell you a secret: Mendi, the brains behind it, is one of my real life crafty friends. Yes, we really do craft together sometimes. 🙂 If there was ever a company that was a reflection of who someone is, this is what Sunny Studio Stamps is. It is truly Mendi. Happy, friendly and top-notch. And I can also tell you, Mendi works really, really hard at making it all come together. There’s a lot you don’t see. She does it all with a smile and a lot (and I mean A LOT) of heart. I’m proud of you, Mendi, and can’t wait to see what happens next with Sunny Studio Stamps!

Anyway, let’s get back to the hop.

I’ve got three… (yep, 3) cards to share with you today. Each of these cards feature some new products that have just debuted at Sunny Studio Stamps. (By the way, deal alert! Use coupon code “CELEBRATE” to get 15% off any retail orders placed through the Sunny Studio Stamps website through October 1st.)

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So meet card #1.

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I couldn’t resist making a cute little scene with the new Warm & Cozy dies. This little dies  are so sweet with a cocoa cup, hat and even mittens! And do you see that pattern on the mitten and hat? Did it myself (oh yeah!) with the help of Sunny Studio’s new Cable Knit embossing folder.

A Christmas card by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I cut a piece of cardstock and embossed it first and then cut the hat and mitten from it. I’m not sure there’s any magical way you are supposed to do it, but that’s just what I do when embossing and die-cutting stuff.

I was on a roll so with embossing and die-cutting and came up with card no. 2.

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I used the same supplies as the last card, just changed things up by going with a rainbow color scheme instead. There’s just something about rainbows, you know. I love them.

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And meet card #3.

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I wanted a mostly clean and graphic card, but I didn’t want it to be boring so I created the white background with the embossing folder. It’s hard to tell but I did stitch a frame around the panel because … well… I just felt like it for this card. How is that for reasoning? (Wink!)HappyFoxesChristmasCard2-teri

The adorable foxes were stamped and die-cut with the Foxy Christmas stamps and coordinating dies. The words on this card (as well as the other two) are from the stamp set.

Alrighty! That’s all I have for you. Be sure to leave a comment on my post for a chance to win a $25 gift code for Sunny Studio Stamps. Comments will be taken until Monday, 11:59 PDT.

Be sure hit the other blog hop stops too as they all have prizes too. The winner from my blog, as well as the winners from the rest of the stops, will be announced on Oct. 5th on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog.

And for good measure here’s the complete list of folks taking part in today’s hop.

Sunny Studio (<—– The start of the hop!)
Sandy Allnock
Nichol Spohr
Eloise Blue
Laura Bassen
Francesca Vignoli
Kay Miller
Nina-Marie Trapani
Vanessa Menhorn
Michelle Short
Lexa Levana
Francine Vuillème
Juliana Michaels
Teri Anderson (<—- You are here! This it the last stop on the hop! Just getting started hopping? Head back to the Sunny Studio blog!)

Thank you, guys, for stopping by today! I sure appreciate your visit and kind words!

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Today’s card (7-15)

Hi, friends!

Back again… yet again… with another stamped card to share with you.

Just a quick post today. So meet today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I had used the Critter Campout Stamps from Sunny Studio Stamps recently for another card. I had stamped a few too many critters for that card and had the extras still sitting on my desk. Throwing them out? Yeah. Could have. But figured it would be more fun putting them on card… and so I did.

A stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

It’s a little hard to tell but I embellished the little guys by selectively adding some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen. It’s a subtle thing to do, but I think it really helps make images pop more off cards and stuff. Plus it doesn’t add a lot of bulk so, hello, affordable sending in the mail. 😉

Alright. That’s it for me for now. Told you this would be a quick post. I’ll be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Today’s card (7-5)

Hi, gang!

Me again! Another day. Another card.

A stamped card by Teri | teriplace.wordpress.com

Today’s card is the result of me being in a Summertime kinda mood. 🙂

Thinking about my list of things to do over the next few weeks (eek!), a break sounds really cool. Camping under the stars, in fact, sounds kinda dreamy right now. CampfireBearCard2-teri

I created the blue background by sponging some Distress Oxide ink onto cardstock and then spritzing it heavily with water. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. The I stamped a few stars onto it and added a little color to some of them with a white pen.

The bear, words, stars and tent are all from the Critter Campout stamp set from Sunny Sunny Studio Stamps. It, as in the stamp set, recently came to live with me so it needed a workout and all too. (Wink!)

To make the scene pop out a bit against the patterned paper, I whipped out my old friend, my bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and added some dots around the largest circle. It’s subtle, but I think it works.

Alright. That’s it for now. Be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (7-2)

Hi, friend-a-roos!

Happy Monday to you! I’m back with another stamped card to share with you…. just “fur” fun. A stamped dog card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Get it? Hehe! Couldn’t resist.

I just couldn’t help myself with making another dog card… just for the fun of it. I used a couple dog-themed stamp sets from Sunny Studio Stamps, Party Pups and Devoted Doggies, for this one. These stamp sets are great because they are cool to use on their own, but they are also great to use together.

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I colored the three dogs independently of each other. Just a happy coincidence that I used shades of gray for each one. I fussy cut them out. (Yep, I’m old school.) And then I adhered them on the card. I thought about being greedy and putting each on dog on his card, but they looked so cute together so I ran with it.

The sentiment isn’t really curved. I just bent the stamp as I placed it on my block. After I stamped it on my card, I stamped a paw print on each side.  I thought it, well, just plain looked cute.

Anyhoo, that is what I have today. I’ll be back again later, gators. See you again soon. Thank you, as always, for stopping by!

Today’s card (6-27)

Hi, gang!

Back with another stamped card to share with you. This is a fun one I put together with a few images I stamped a few months ago while crafting the weekend away with friends.

A stamped card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I have to be honest: This card made me laugh as it came together. I worked on it over a couple days and, eventually, told myself I just had to stop adding to the goofy little scene.

There is quite a bit of mixing and matching here. I used stamps from Heffy Doodle (the alligator, lion, champagne bottle), Mama Elephant (the words), Lawn Fawn (the stars) and Sunny Studio Stamps (the cupcake).

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I wanted some of the elements on the card to stand out (the cupcake, bottle and the “OMG” bubble) so I used some Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere them to the card. The thin squares are perfect because they add just a little bit of pop but not too much.

This card might end up being used as a birthday card for a friend. Or I might just send to to an awesome friend, who will hopefully get a kick out of it. We’ll see. But it was fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by today. See you again.

Today’s card (6-22)

Hi, friends!

Back again with another stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is a birthday one.

A birthday card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

My grandma’s birthday is this weekend so I whipped up this guy for her. The dog and icons are from the Party Pups stamp set (and coordinating dies) from Sunny Studio Stamps.

Lean in close, friends. A little secret about this card. I had planned to use a different dog in the set for my card. The intended dog? A fluffy Pomeranian that reminds me of my Marley and whose name I always sign with cards to my grandma. However my coloring looked awful so I went with this little dog instead as I had colored at the same time and he looked pretty good. Good thing my grandma won’t mind that it’s not a Pom. 😉  birthdaypuppykissescard2-teri

To give the little dog a little extra personality, I added a party hat and cupcake. What dog doesn’t look great in a party hat? Well, that is all dogs that will actually allow themselves to wear party hats. 😉 (For the record, Marley typically knocks off any hats I put on it, but I continue to try. Wink!)

The papers are just an assortment of scraps from my box of scraps. The colors aren’t exactly all the same, but  I think it’s OK sometimes to just give yourself permission to run with it and say, “I don’t need to be perfect today. My card does not need to be perfect today.”  I mean, there are no card police officers out there, at least last time I checked there were not.

Alright, that’s what I got for you. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.