Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio’s 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be guesting with Mendi Yoshikawa and Sunny Studio Stamps as they celebrate their 2nd Birthday! Can you believe it has already been two years since this incredible company came onto the stamping-scene?? I have always enjoyed using Sunny Studio’s products and was thrilled when Mendi asked me to guest for their 2nd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop! A BIG congrats to you Mendi, my friend!

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the so-very-talented, Kay Miller’s blog (I adore Kay’s cards!). Or, if you are just joining in on the celebration and fun, you can find the entire hop order below!

Also, you can pre-order any of the new release products that Sunny Studio is releasing Sept. 29th HERE (the pre-order is a special bonus for the Birthday celebrations!).

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design
Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

In my cards today I am using the Christmas Home and Christmas Chapel stamp sets. Originally I was intending on creating a card using all of the images in both sets (since they work so well together). However, my card quickly morphed into two, and I really am pleased with how everything came about.

It all stemmed from me die cutting a window using the Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames die set and having the negative piece left over. I couldn’t let the piece go to waste, so I changed gears and the results were the two cards you see here!

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

All of the images were stamped onto Canson Bristol paper and colored with Copic markers. If you are interested in the colors I used, I have everything listed below:

  • Church: T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, E13, E15, Y21, Y18
  • White picket fences: T0, T2
  • Snowman: T0, R35, G43, Y21
  • Bare trees: E13, E15, E18
  • Evergreen trees and wreaths: G43, G46, R35
  • Blue house: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, R35, R59, T4, T6, T8
  • Yellow house: YR30, Y21, Y26, E13, E15, E18, G94, G99
  • Car: R35, R59, Y21, T6, T8, T0, T2
  • Mailbox: R35, T0, T2
  • Street lamp: T6, T8, Y21
Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

One of my favorite aspects about each card are the details added by using Sakura’s Stardust and Glaze pens. Stardust pens apply a layer of colored shimmer onto your paper, while Glaze pens also add a color layer, but with a bit of slight dimension. Both of these pens are so much fun to use! You can see their presence on both the string lights and the window frames of the houses:

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

Another fun embellishment on these cards are the gorgeous Snowflakes from Studio Katia! The detail of these snowflakes is simply unbelievable; I share a close-up look at these embellishments in the video below. I paired the Snowflakes in the background of my scenes with one of my favorite Nuvo Drops, White Gloss.

Holiday Scene Cards + Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will watch the video to see how these cards came together! Congratulations again Mendi for your amazing accomplishments over the past two years; I am so proud of you!



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Don’t forget that there is lots more inspiration to see along this fun, celebration hop! When you are done here, your next stop will be Vanessa Menhorn! Or you can find the entire hop list below:

Sunny Studio
Sandy Allnock
Nichol Spohr
Eloise Blue
Nancy Damiano
Kay Miller
Nina-Marie Trapani – that’s me!
Vanessa Menhorn
Michelle Short
Anni Lerche
Lexa Levana
Juliana Michaels

And of course, as with all blog hops… There is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs along EACH stop of the hop! A big thank you to Mendi for being so generous! Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog by Monday, September 25th, for a chance to win one of these gift certificates!





  1. Peggy McCullar September 26, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I love love ❤️ watching your videos you are so fun! Your cards are amazing! I love the great details in both of these cards! Happy birthday Sunny Studio!

  2. alilovescardmaking September 26, 2017 at 5:57 am - Reply

    I just adore these two little scenes!! x

  3. lisascreativeniche September 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    WoW! Great scenes and details!

  4. Eva Laney September 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Both are such a lovely scene cards, plus I love your coloring it’s so bright and beautiful. Fabulous technique!

  5. Franka M. September 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I love the scenes you created on these cards. Thanks for sharing.

  6. shartl September 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    These cards just glow with color. I love the winter scenes, especially the pretty church.

  7. Von Marie September 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous and lovely scenes!!!

  8. Taunya J Butler September 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Nina-Marie, WOW – you are a professional scene creator!! These cards are filled with awesome-ness!! Way to go – you have showcased these amazing stamps in such cool ways!!

  9. Christina Luna September 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    one word.. WOW. Love the coloring!

  10. Marlene Kling September 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I am so impressed with your cards. They are so adorable. I am 85 yrs. young and I do enjoy the process of card making. It’s very challenging, but when people like you share their talent…it helps so much for people like me. TFS your God given talent to the paper crafting world.

  11. Tina Egan September 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

  12. Amy Morose September 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Great scenes! These are wonderful cards <3

  13. Stacey Kowbel September 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Wonderful cards! Love the scenes you created.

  14. Bertha September 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Just ordered several of the stamps, thanks for the great ideals in using them

  15. Berina September 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards!! These scenes that you have created are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

  16. renee milner September 25, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Wow, your cards’ scenes and coloring are fantastic! The little church is so sweet, & the lights along the roof are the perfect detail :)

  17. Cary Lombardo September 25, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. I think I’m loving the new chapel stamp and die.

  18. Larissa Heskett September 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Card and Scene!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Video you shared too!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  19. Carey Nusbaum September 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Wonderful cards! I just love the church stamp and how it fits nicely with the other homes and building stamps! Perfection!

  20. Meralee Smith September 24, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards…very creative!
    Subscribed to your videos.

  21. Julie September 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Your street scene is so festive–love the coloring.

  22. Mary Reiner September 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I love these wintery scenes you created. So cute! Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us:)

  23. Diane M September 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Nina, I saw the video and just loved your cards.

  24. Iryna September 24, 2017 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Oh, i like the dimension!!! looks so cool!!!

  25. Valerija September 24, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    These are fabulous cards. I love the scenes you have created.

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