Sunny Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends and welcome to the Sunny Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this fun hop and to celebrate this wonderful milestone with Sunny Studio. Let me share a bit about what's going on today. As you hop along, you're going to be inspired with projects featuring the upcoming Sunny Studio Stamps Fall Release! AND...you will be able to PRE-order the new release during the blog hop! Yep, you read that correctly! Also, no blog hop would be complete without some fabulous prizes! You'll have the chance to win a $25 gift code from me to the Sunny Studio Online Shop! In fact, there is a total of $450 in prizes being given away during this hop, so make sure you check out all the details below.


You should be coming here from the fabulous Ana Anderson, but if not, you can certainly start here and continue along the hop. But first, let me share a set of Christmas Tags featuring the gorgeous new Layered Poinsettia Die! I've created 2 versions of the same tag...one clean and one distressed! I'd love to know which one you like the most!

CLEAN & DISTRESSED LAYERED POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS TAGS

For the clean set of tags, I began by taking the Scalloped Circle and Square Tag Dies and die cutting a piece of off white cardstock to create the tag base. I then repeated the die cutting with a piece of brown cardstock.

Clean Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags

Next, I used scissors to trim off the scalloped part of the die cut which left me with the inside piece. I then embossed this using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and adhered it to the center of the tag. I then die cut the gorgeous Layered Poinsettia Die using several shades of red cardstock to create the main flower part. I also used some green and yellow cardstock to create the leaves and center.
Clean Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags

Using a fine tipped adhesive applicator, I adhered all of the layers together. I found it helpful to refer to the instructions that come with the die to help line up all the layers. I then adhered the finished poinsettia to the tag using double sided foam adhesive. To finish off each tag, I added a sentiment stamped from the Merry Mice Stamp Set and added a bit of green and white bakers twine.
Clean Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags

For my second set of tags, I went a bit more distressed and grungy. I once again started off by die cutting cream cardstock with the Scalloped Circle and Square Tag Dies. This time instead of using brown cardstock for the inside piece, I die cut a piece of water color paper. I once again trimmed off the scalloped part and then embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I then took Distress Ink in Gathered Twig and Espresso and ink blended over the embossed paper. To add to the grungy look, I also distressed the edges of the paper using the backside of an X-acto knife.

Distressed Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags


For the poinsettia, I created my own custom red and green paper using Distress Sprays and Distress Oxide Sprays.

RED: I spritzed watercolor paper with water and then sprayed it with a mix of Distress Spray in Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany. I dried it with a heat tool and then sprayed the paper with Distress Oxide Spray in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. I then sprayed the paper with a bit of water to activate the oxide. I then dried it and then sprayed on just a bit of Distress Spray in Old Paper.

GREEN: I spritzed watercolor paper with water and then sprayed it with a mix of Distress Spray in Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Old Paper. I dried it with a heat tool and then sprayed the paper with Distress Oxide Spray in Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint. I then sprayed the paper with a bit of water to activate the oxide. I then dried it and then sprayed on just a bit of Distress Spray in Old Paper.
Distressed Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags

For the yellow parts, I inked a piece of watercolor paper with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide.

Once all of the papers were ready to go, I die cut each of the layers from its respective color. I then inked the edges of each piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then began assembling each Poinsettia.

To finish off each tag, I again added the sentiment from the Merry Mice Stamp Set and then for a vintage touch I added crinkle ribbon died with Distress Spray to coordinate with the tags.
Distressed Layered Poinsettia Christmas Tag featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Poinsettia Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tags

I hope you enjoyed these two versions of Christmas tags using the Layered Poinsettia Die! You can find the full list of Sunny Studio products used below.


BLOG HOP DETAILS & GIVEAWAY

Here are a few more details about the blog hop and giveaway...


Along with being able to PRE-order the new release Sunny Studio will be offering FREE shipping within the USA and a mini light bulb die on all orders (or a $4 discount + a free mini light bulb die on international orders) + a FREE enamel pin on orders over $50 through September 30th.  See that cute little mouse in the mug? That's the adorable enamel pin you can get!


If you are interested in winning a $25 gift code from me to the Sunny Studio shop, leave me comment below! (Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.) The contest is open through Friday, September 27th 11:59 pm PDT and the winner will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, October 1st. Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Now hop along to your next stop which is the amazingly talented Anja Bytyqi.

Just in case, here is the complete hop list:
Sunny Studio
Nichol Spohr
Sandy Allnock
Laura Bassen
Kay Miller
Michelle Short
Francine Vuillème
Teri Anderson
Rachel Alvarado
Angelica Conrad
Francesca Vignoli
Leanne West
Vanessa Menhorn
Eloise Blue
Ana Anderson
Juliana Michaels
Anja Bytyqi
Candice Fisher

SUPPLIES


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94 comments

  1. Gorgeous tags! I would love to see those on my packages!!

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  2. Juliana, your tags are wonderful! My favorite work in the hop so far!

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  3. These are stunning tags! I LOVE that woodgrain!

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  4. Awesome use of the dies. I am partial to the "plain" one, but both are fabulous

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  5. These tags are amazing! The woodsy, earthiness is right up my alley. I never would have thought of using the embossing folder for a tag. Wonderful!

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  6. Dear Juliana
    I just fell in love with the wood grain backgound which helps to add sparkle to the tags..Love your creation

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  7. Beautiful tags with those poinsettias. Love the look of the "wood".
    Lynn

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  8. You have done justice to the woodgrain folder here!!

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  9. So woodsy and pretty. Just makes me feel cozy

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  10. Fabulous tags!! Can't decide which I like better the "regular" or the grunge.

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  11. Love the woodgrain with the poinsettias such a classic look! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love those! The woodgrain looks awesome and the poinsettias are beautiful.

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  13. Great tags! Love your use of distress sprays to create your own paper! Your tags have a very rustic, woodsy feel to them! So pretty!

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  14. Your tags are so pretty! I love these new poinsettia dies!

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  15. Beautiful tags - giving me some different ideas for tags this year.

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  16. I should have not looked at your blog...it makes me have the WANTS!!! Your cards are to die for! How stunning!!!!

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  17. I love blog hops and Sunny Studios for they inspire me to create! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  18. The inking you did on the embossed panel really makes it stand out. Beautiful tags!! Love the poinsettias.

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  19. Wow! These are stunning! I especially love the embossed wood grain!

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  20. I adore how you contrasted two different looks using the exact same supplies. Both of these are incredibly BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for joining me on this crazy journey. Your friendship means the world to me and I feel so lucky I get to share your amazing talent on the blog each week! Love ya!

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  21. These are so gorgeous! Just awesome & lovely.

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  22. Lovely tags. You can never have too many tags for the holidays. These would be beautiful on the tree too.

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  23. How rustic. Very beautiful cards!! :)

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  24. love how you have used these products - very creative

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  25. Gorgeous! Stunning! Your tags are extra, extra special.

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  26. Now how beautiful is this? Love your projects!

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  27. Wow! I can decide which style of tags I like better. Both are so very well done!

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  28. Gorgeous tags! Love the woodgrain!

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  29. Your poinsettia tags are just lovely.

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  30. The tags you created are awesome and would look wonderful attached to anything! I love the wood element you made. The first set are so clean and beautiful, but the second distress look of the second set are my personal favorites. Thank you for sharing such wonderful talent!

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  31. I love the two looks you creaed with the same dies! Beautiful!

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  32. These are just lovely - the embossing is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Those tags are gorgeous! Both ways are so cool, but I think the distressed version really works with the wood-grain look! TFS!

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  34. The colors are rich a pretty and I like both the clean and distressed versions. Lovely tags!

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  35. Very pretty and rustic!! I love your tags!!!

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  36. Beautiful tags. The woodgrain embossed backgrounds are gorgeous.

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  37. I really loved that first set of tags and then BAM, that second grungy set is so my style. I love the Sunny Studio stamps and dies that you've used and have put them in my cart. Can't wait to play!!!

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  38. WOW!! Those tags are amazing!! I LOVE the woodgrain backgrounds. They just make the flowers POP!

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  39. I love the layered poinsettias against the woodgrain background. Fun products from Sunny Studio!

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  40. Your tags are so lovely! I really like the layered poinsettia dies.

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  41. Awesome tags! Love the embossed woodgrain for a fabulous texture! Beautiful poinsettias!

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  42. Loved your tags! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  43. Love your creativity! The tags are so adorable. The woodgrain background really makes the poinsettia stand out.

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  44. L❤VE❣❣❣ Both sets of your tags are gorgeous in their own right. Love that you did tags 2 ways, which will inspire the people who love the clean and simple look, and the people who love a little grunge. Me? I like both. I think I NEED the poinsettia dies❣😀

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  45. WOW, absolutely stunning tags. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Beautiful! I love the wood grain embossing.

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  47. These tags are great! The woodgrain and your distressing on the paper makes them look so good!

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  48. Wow these tags are fabulous. I love the woodgrain look for the poinsettia dies. I especially like the distressed tags.

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  49. These tags are gorgeous! I really love the woodgrain background, especially on the second set.

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  50. Love the woodgrain in these! Beautiful!

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  51. Awesome tags! Happy Birthday to Sunny Studios!

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  52. The woodgrain is beautiful on these tags. Amazing!

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  53. I like the poinsettias with the wood. Very pretty tags.

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  54. Wonderful sets of tags.
    Always love to use wood grain for
    a background. The weathered
    look of the second batch is my
    favorite. thanks for sharing
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  55. Gorgeous tags and wouldn't an entire tree of these be beautiful!!

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  56. My gosh, Juliana! Your tags are GORGEOUS! I love the natural and festive look of them! I am SO loving the Layered Poinsettia Die and Woodgrain Embossing Folder - definite MUST-HAVES!!!

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  57. These are so beautiful with the scallop shapes and the wood grain panels.

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  58. Your cards are so pretty. I like the rustic look.

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  59. Fantastic tags! I absolutely love anything connected to trees, including anything with a woodgrain look. I know there are a lot of companies with woodgrain embossing folders, but I've never bought ANY of them because they never looked that realistic! I think I have found the perfect one now. Your tags prove what an authentic look can be achieved with this folder. (I love the way you used the inks to bring out the grain even more!) Thank you!

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  60. Very creative way to use the poinsettia die. Very attractive with the woodgrain embossed background.

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  61. So pretty! Love both styles of tags with the beautiful layered poinsettias.

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  62. Cute poinsettia tags! Thank you for sharing!

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  63. Love your tags and the texture is wonderful :)

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  64. These gift tags are so beautiful!

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  65. These tags are beautiful, the woodgrain texture is awesome.

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  66. Great tags - I love the rustic feel to them.

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  67. Beautiful tags! I love that woodgrain embossing look. So striking!

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  68. Love the rustic feel with the wood embossing!

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  69. These Christmas tags are so pretty!

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  70. Hey lady! I'm totally crushing on your woodgrain theme. These are awesome! Terri Burson

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  71. BEAUTIFUL tags!
    LOVE BOTH versions! The tags are so pretty and you have taken them to a whole new level with the woodgrain texture and pretty poinsettias - WOW - they're WONDERFUL!
    PS - I usually like clean & simple, now I have to say that GRUNGY IS GORGEOUS :)

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  72. LOVE the woodgrain texture from the embossing folder.....fab tags!!!

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  73. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Products and your STUNNING Gift Tag Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  74. those are amazing tags. just gorgeous. thank you for sharing your art.

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  75. The poinsettias pair so beautifully with the wooden backgrounds. Lovely inspiration with these products.

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  76. Wood grain gives a different look.

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