Friday, October 19, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Challenge 100 - Make a Scene

Happy Friday!

It's challenge 100 with Your Next Stamp and the DT have created some fabulous creations based on the challenge of Making a Scene.  The YNS Store has so many awesome sets to make this challenge a breeze! Especially with this latest release.

For my card, I am using the new set of Holiday Mice to create the fun these little guys are having.


The background was created using the new Winter Trees Edge die and the Double Pierced Hill die.  The images were colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating die set.  I popped up the images for some dimension and finished the card with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card base and a few sparkly gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the DT creations! And don't forget to leave a little love for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas - TCPTUES351 - Holidays

Have you checked out the current challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas?  It's all about the holidays.  We can all use a little holiday help on getting a head start on your holiday card making.

For my card, I went along with a Halloween theme and created this fun card using the new release set of Faboolous for the sentiment and the new die set of Portrait of Mew. I just love that name! :)


I die cut out the frame and the inside of the frame is a mirrored cardstock to mimic a mirror  The cat was cut out in white and completed with a heat embossed sentiment.  I thought it would be a nice touch to add a few peeking eyes with my white gel pen for an added element. This makes for a quick and easy Halloween card for anyone!
Be sure to stop by the TCP blog to see all the Kitty Cat Packs creations! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October New Release - Your Next Stamp


It's new release time and blog hop with Your Next Stamp! Weren't all the peeks awesome? The DT really showcased these new items perfectly and you can't help but get your holiday mojo going. But before you run out and purchase all those on your list, hop along to not only see more but leave a little love and you can have a chance to win a YNS gift certificate.


For my first card,  I am using Home for the Holidays set to create this little bit of outdoorsy holiday card.







I started with a cream cardstock base and colored in the image with Copics.  I cut it out with the coordinating die set.  I used some of the new YNS paper collection of Mint Cocoa Kisses for the background before adding a cut out of the Pine Branch Die which I added a little snow to it using my white gel pen.  The birdhouse was popped up around the branch and a small bow of twine and sparkly gumdrops were added to complete the card.

For my second card, I am using the fun set of Fleece Navidad.  These little guys are so cute and the sentiments are perfect.







Of course, I had to make a little scene background which I did using the new Hills with Piercing Marks die and the Winter Trees edge die. This little guy is off to deliver a few presents and wish everyone a Fleece Navidad!



As always, Karen has a wonderful sale for you to be able to pick up all your favorites during this release, so be sure to head over to YNS to grab them before they are sold out!

Thanks for hopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Release Sneaky Peek - Your Next Stamp

It's sneaky peek time with Your Next Stamp and it's one that will make you want to take out your sweaters and boots, ready for the colder weather. As always, it is packed with cuteness and dies to match ready for your holiday creativity.

For my sneak, I made a card using the new set of Holiday Mice.  These cuties are the perfect size for making some fun tags or matching card sets.








I started with a light blue cardstock for the base and added some snow hills using the Hills with Piercing marks die set.  That was set against the Snowy Mountain Edge die (how fun is this?) to create a simple backdrop to the super cute mouse gingerbread home. The sidewalk was made using the same hill dies. I colored in the images with Copics before cutting them out the coordinating die set and popping them up.  The card was finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the top panel.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the sneak peeks and different fabulous sets soon to be released!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 99 - What's Your Sign?

Happy Friday everyone!

It's time for a new Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and it's all about your birth sign. The DT have created a project that represents their birth sign, whether it is their birthstone color, a holiday that may fall on their month, or even their element.  For me, my birthday is on Christmas, which makes me a Capricorn so I couldn't resist a holiday card. 


I used the adorable set of Holiday Buddies and created this scene for a whimsical look. The sky was sponged in using various Memento inks while the background is cut out using the Evergreen Tree border die.  I layered over that another piece of white cardstock cut for a snowy hill.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before being fussy cut out to be popped up.  The sentiment is stamped directly onto the base of the card and the whole look was complete with a few Merry and Bright gumdrops and some added "snow" on the trees using a white gel pen.

Be sure to head over to the YNS Blog to see all the super fun creations and the deets on how you can play along for your chance at winning a YNS gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps September New Release and Blog Hop


It's time for the spooktacular release from The Cat's Pajamas Stamps!  This months release is perfect to jumpstart your holiday project making with a little Autumn and a little Christmas!  If you hopped over here from the fabulous Brenda's blog, you are in the right place. 

My first project to share with you is a votive holder made from a gift bag.  In order to achieve the cut out on just one side of the bag, I took it apart carefully to die cut the desired side and then put the bag back together again.





I used the new Round Tree die utilizing only the inset of the two pieces.  Once that was cut, I placed a piece of vellum to the backside to give it a subdued glow with the votive.  For a finishing touch, I cut out and popped up the cat from the new Portrait of Mew which I heat embossed a mixture of sparkle and Platinum.

For my card, I am using the new Better Not Pout set and the frame from the die set of Portrait of Mew.




I colored in the image with Copics before fussy cutting him out to be popped up over the strip of patterned paper and the TCP eyelet border cut out. I stamped the sentiment in the frame and popped up the frame cut out. The card with finished with a few enamel drops.

I hope you all had a great chance to see all the fun sneaky peeks this week and have your list ready to get all your favorites! Be sure to hop on over the to talented Lynn to see her awesome projects!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Fall Fun Challenge

Fall is just around the corner and Your Next Stamp has a perfect challenge to get your mojo flowing.  The DT has come together to share with you some projects with a fall theme.  

For my card, I am using the newly released set of Autumn Wreaths to create a 'Thankful' card. 


A CAS card featuring the cornstalks from the set along with the Rounded Corner Square die set with piercing marks as the background frame. A few more stalks were cut out with the coordinating die set to be popped up out front. I finished the card with a few Carrot Cake gumdrops as an added touch.  

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the creations and leave a little love for your chance to win!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas September New Release Sneaky Peek

It's Sneaky Peek week for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps September new release! This is a fabulous release for Autumn and perfect to get you in the spirit for Halloween.  I couldn't resist using the new Cut Up for my sneaky peek called Sugar Skull Duo.






How fun is this die? I had fun putting together the skull in various colors and adding those fun paper flowers at the top.  The sentiment is from the soon to be released set of Faboolous which is a perfect sentiment to go along with this skull.  For the finishing touches, I used some of the leftover die cut bits to add on the sides of the sentiment.


Don't forget to leave a little love this week on either the blog post or Instagram page of the Cat Packs' sneaky peek.  A random winner will be chosen from the comments during the week to win a TCP Store gift certificate.  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Your Next Stamp September New Release and Blog Hop


The time has come for the Your Next Stamp September new release and blog hop! This release is sure to get you into the fall season and ready for some spooktacular projects using some of these fabulous releases.


For my first card, I am using the new set of Trick or Treat. This set is darling and will sure to make a little one smile if you were to give them a little surprise with it.





I sponged the background to mimic a night sky and moon.  I added the new Grass Tufts die cutout at the bottom before adding the colored images cut out with the coordinating dies to the colored panel.  The images are popped up while the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and finished with a few gumdrops and star sequins.

My second card is simple and fun using the new Silly Trash Monsters. Perfect for a 10-minute card if you need one.






I used a black cardstock base and cut out three trashcans to pop up from the new trash can die set.  The faces were added to each one and I added the lid in different positions for a fun look.  The sentiment was heat embossed onto the main card and finished with a few "eyes" looking at you drawn in with my white gel pen.

As always, Karen has a generous sale to offer you so that you can get everything on your list!


Thanks for hopping in!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

It's time to not only get ready for Autumn, but it's time for the Your Next Stamp September release sneak peek! I am sure some of you are actually gearing for the upcoming hurricane and I hope you all stay safe!  In the meantime, get your mind off that and take a peek at the cuteness for this newest release. 

For my sneak, I am using the new set of Autumn Wreaths.  This is super cute and perfect for the season.  I decided on a partial cut fold for the card using the coordinating die for a different look and feel to the standard card.



Using some of the YNS Fabulous Fall paper pack for the top half of the card before adding the cut out of the image.  The sentiment will still be visible when the card is open and you will have space to write your own personal message. The card was finished with a few gumdrops for added sparkle. 

Be sure to head to the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous sneak peeks and check back tomorrow to grab all your favorites when the release goes live! Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek!