Friday, November 16, 2018

The Holiday's Are Here! Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? It's time for the Your Next Stamp Friday challenge, and this time there is a fun sketch!  The DT all have great takes on this sketch and you won't be disappointed to find some inspiration.  

For my card, I took a different take on the sketch to create this fun scene with the new set of Paw-liday Pups.



For the top panel, I used the Winter Tree Edge die and the Double Pierced Hill die to create the snowy scene.  Using my Copics, I colored in the trees and the image finishing the trees with some "snow" using my white gel pen.  The image was then cut out with the coordinating die to be popped up along the already popped up snow hill.  Some fun patterned paper from the YNS Holiday Joy paper collection was used for the background and the card was finished with the sentiment and fun Winter Wonderland gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fun creations and we hope you are able to play along.  The challenge is open until 29 November at midnight and a random winner will win a YNS gift certificate and one random comment will win a YNS stamp set of their choice until 21 November at midnight.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Your Next Stamp - November New Release and Blog Hop


It's heeerrrreeee... The November release for Your Next Stamp! This release is full of winter cuteness and holiday spirit, you will be energized to get crackin' on those holiday cards. If you saw all the awesome sneak peeks yesterday, you probably have your list ready to go too! :)




For my first card, I am using the new set of Paw-liday Pups. How cute are these guys?  I decided to make the card smaller than the standard card size to adhere to the YNS Mint Cocoa Kisses patterned paper that is the A2 size and allow it to fit inside an envelope.





This is a CAS card to focus on this little guy as he shows off his little igloo.  The image was colored with Copics and given a little texture by dabbing him with some blending solution with a washcloth.  He is then cut out with the coordinating die set to be popped up.  The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card base and traced over with my clear glitter gel pen.  It was completed with a few sequins throughout.

My second card is a cute little 4 Bar card.  I had recently purchased some fun red 4 Bar envelopes that I wanted to create a card for it.  This new set of Holiday Sparkle was perfect.




I started with a piece of red cardstock cut out with the YNS Pierced Oval dies and colored the image with Copics, cut out with the coordinating die set, and popped up over the oval.  I then used the double pierced hill die set to create a little hill for this cutie to sit on.  I completed the look by heat embossing some snowflakes to cut out and pop up throughout.  



As always, Karen has a fabulous sale for you to grab all your favorites with this awesome deal.  You can take 20% your ENTIRE order!! Don't stall and get shopping.

Thanks for hopping in and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Your Next Stamp November Sneak Peeks

Today is preview day with Your Next Stamp for November and you don't want to miss all the fabulous creations from the DT.

For my sneak today, I am using a few items from a few different new sets and dies to create this holiday card.






I started with the new Holly Berry panel die for the background and pieced in a few spots of holly to have a pop of color before adding the "ornaments."  Using the Simply Circles stamp set, I stamped the three different sized circles with some Versamark and adding some Ranger Gold Sparkle embossing powder. I then used my circle punches to punch out the different sizes and added some red ribbon bows to the top with silver thread to pop over the panel.  The sentiment is from the new set of Holiday Sparkle which I felt was fitting with these sparkly ornaments!

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fun cards from the team and get ready to write your wish list down.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Fun Challenge - Let's Play!

It's a Friday Fun Challenge with Your Next Stamp! This challenge is "Let's Play!" and we want to see what fun fold or interactive project you create.  You have until the 15th to upload your creation and have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice.

For my card, I decided to make a picture spinner with this cute lamb juggling some mistletoe.



I started with a standard card base and made the top layer shorter on the width to show the patterned paper and to allow the spinner some room to poke out the side to allow your finger to spin it. :) Once you spin, the picture of the mistletoe will change to various looks. I used the YNS Doily Trio two die set for making You could hide the brad with a snowflake or some other small embellishment, but I left mine alone using a white mini brad.  For the scene, I used this cute lamb from the set of Fleece Navidad, colored in with Copics and cut out to be popped up on top of the snowy hills cut out with the YNS Double pierced hills die set. The trees were added from the Winter Trees Edge die.

This was a fun card to make and your own creation of this type of interactive card can be made using various images that would make any recipient of your card smile. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations from the DT.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps New Release and Blog Hop


Now that you have your list ready from all the fabulous The Cat's Pajamas Stamps sneak peeks, the time has come for you to get everything on your wishlist! It's release and blog hop day to see more awesome creations the Cat Pack have put together.  If you have arrived here from Kerri's blog, you are in the right place! If you did not, be sure to start here.


For my first card, I am using the set of North Pole or Bust.  This set is SO adorable and it was hard to choose one image to use because they are all super cute.





I started with a white card base and used the Ornament Cut Up to layer the new large 5 layer Snowflake Cut Up over it.  I colored the cute image with Copics before fussy cutting it out to pop it over the center of the snowflake. Using some green ribbon, I created the look of it hanging down from the top and added a matching bow.  The ornament was then popped up as well in the center of the card and finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card base.  A few fun sequins new to the TCP store were added to complete the look.

For this second card, I cut out of some white glitter cardstock with the new snowflake border die as the background to showcase this cute gnome from the new set of Gnome for the Holidays. 





Once the border background was added, I colored, cut, and popped up the cute gnome over it.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base and finished with some of the new sequins.  I love the look of some doodled lines along the edges and that was the attempted look I went for.  However, I realized that doodling is not my thing! hahaha! Sometimes it works out well for me and other times (like this one) it does not.  It is not terrible, but I will need to work on it.

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to head on over to Lynn's blog to see more fun creations!



Thursday, October 25, 2018

October Sneaky Peek Week - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps


October sneaky peeks have been happening this week with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! Have you stopped by and taken a look at all the amazing creations the cat pack has made so far? You won't be disappointed in seeing all the awesome projects nor will you be disappointed in this release.  So many fun and punny stamps sets along with some super cool dies.

For my first card, I am using what will be the free die with purchase during this release and it is called the Village and Tree die.





I decided to do a partial cut with the die and used my craft knife to create the box around it.  Once the opening was made, I adhered a piece of vellum to the backside and layered behind that a piece of light blue cardstock.  For the sentiment, I used the Seasons Greetings Cut Up to add to this simple card. Using the same color cardstock, I used some Deco Foil foam adhesive to cut out the sentiment so that it would have some dimension to it when placed on the card.  I finished the card with some of the new sequins also being released.

For my second card, I am using the new die of Joy to create this fun plaid word card.




Simple, yet festive using this die with some plaid patterned paper. I popped up each letter and the snowflake for some added dimension.  The snowflake was given a little glitter with my wink of stella pen for added sparkle and finished with some red sequins.  I really like how this looks with the plaid.


Are you in it to win it? Leave a comment either on either the Cat Packs' blog or Instagram accounts for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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!