Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Happy Fri-Yay!

It's another week with Your Next Stamp's Friday challenge.  There is a super fun sketch you can play along with that leaves you with much white space for a multiple of ideas. 

For my card, I am using the super cute set of Autumn Animals.  I am not quite ready for Fall, but since it will be here before you know it, I might as well begin on some projects with that season.

I stamped the background with the Autumn Leave Ink Splatter background stamp in various Memento ink colors.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before cutting out that cute raccoon out with the coordinating die set.  The stump was stamped directly onto the panel and colored with Copics as well.  I popped up the raccoon and stamped the sentiment directly onto the top panel.  Using a piece of patterned paper from the YNS Fabulous Fall collection, I added a strip to the top before finishing the card with a few Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops. 

Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August New Release - The Cats Pajamas Stamps

Hip hip hooray! It's new release day (and the first day of school for us!) with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and this month we are celebrating birthdays.  You can never have enough fun birthday options when creating so as you hop along, you will see some super fun sets and CutUps. If you came here from Brenda's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, start back here at Christine's blog.

My first card is using some new CutUps of Wish Tag Duo and Birthday Set to create a fun tag card.

I cut out the tag using some MME patterned paper and add the top frame with some solid cardstock to fit.  I then cut out the upper tag with some metallic silver cardstock to layer the sentiment over. I then added a few silver stars as well to accent.  I added some ribbon from my stash and cut out the balloons to be popped up from behind with some fun bakers twine.

My second card is using the super cute and fun set of Let's Party paired with the Balloon Frame CutUp.  Now, I did notice as I posted this that I have my watermark on here twice and one of them in smack dab in the center of his mouth! Oops! I must have added that twice and didn't realize it.

I kept this one CAS.  The image was stamped and cut out, colored in with Copics. I used the frame to cut out the center and popped that panel up over the base. I popped the image in the frame tucking in one paw in the back and adding some stars to the top near the cake. The card with finished with the sentiment.

Now hop on over to Lynn's blog for more fabulous birthday inspiration.  Thanks for hopping in and hope you have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Your Next Stamp Feature Day - Monochromatic

Happy Wednesday!!

It is Feature Day with Your Next Stamp and it's all about Monochromatic.  I don't know about you, but this is a challenge for me as I don't see things in one color. But I imagined some 4 Bar cards in a monochromatic theme and decided on making a set of three.

Three different cards for different occasions using both the 'Tini Sips set and Flower Bouquet set.  For the red card, I cut the back panel using the YNS Stitched Rectangle die set and stamped the image in a matching ink from Memento.  The sentiment was heat embossed with some white embossing powder.  The panel on the olive card was cut using the YNS Scallop Stitched Rectangle die set and the image was stamped using a matching color.  I completed that look with added a drop of Crystal Stickles to the heart.  The purple martini was stamped in a matching purple ink and finished with some purple Stickles for added sparkle along with some purple rhinestones. 

CAS monochromatic cards small enough to tuck into a briefcase or lunch box, but large enough to mail and make someone smile.  Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the DT fab creations in a monochromatic theme! Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

The Cat's Pajamas August Release Sneak Peek

It's here! Sneaky peek week with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! This release is so much fun and it's all about birthdays! I don't know about you, but I can always use new and fun birthday ideas.  You will not want to miss this week peeks with the Kitty Cat Pack and be sure to have your paper and pen handy to keep a list of all your wants.

For my sneak, I am using the new set of It's all about the cake.  This is such a fun set perfect to create a great birthday celebration project - cake and all!

I used the die set of both the Birthday set and Balloon frame to get two different shapes of balloons to pop up.  I stamped the balloons using the balloon images and some of the accent stamps images in the same set.  The little bow and string were added to complete the look and the card was finished with some rhinestones on the balloons and some shimmer from my Wink of Stella pen.  I added the sentiment using two sentiment lines from the same set.

Be sure to leave a little love this week on either the Kitty Cat blogs or their Instagram account for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Wednesday!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Sketch Challenge

Christmas is just a mere 4 1/2  months away. Gulp... really? 4 1/2? Eep!!

For this weeks challenge using the YNS Sketch, I decided to trigger my inner Christmas and use one of my favorite images - Holiday Martini.  The YNS Store has both the regular size stamp set or this fun mini version (which also has a coordinating die!) I used on the card. 

That middle panel is really a true red color but the picture kept showing up as a raspberry color, so for argument sake, let's pretend we all see a true red! :)  Using the YNS Holiday Joy paper collection, I used the candy cane pattern for the background and colored in my image with Copics.  I used the Insta-love die set for the frame around the image, stamped the sentiment directly onto the cardstock, and finished the card with a few different fun Gumdrops. 

We hope you will be able to play along this week and if you do, be sure to link up your project on the YNS Challenge blog for your chance to win!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Your Next Stamp DT Dare - Celebrations

Ceeeelllebrate good times... Come on! (You just re-read that and sang it, didn't you? hahaha) Well, this month's YNS DT Dare is about Celebrations and there are so many things you can celebrate these days.  It could be National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, National Wine Day, or even yesterday's Lefthanders Day! Shout out to my son... :)  With all the choices you have to celebrate different days, the YNS Store has so many fun stamp sets and dies to help you get your creation just right! I have, however, stuck with the most common celebration to make my card and that would be birthdays. 

Using the new set of Happy Bird-day, I created this birthday card for the cute bird to sing at the top of his lungs.

Using my Memento inks, I stamped the balloons in 4 colors masking in a few spots on the top panel cut out from the YNS Stitched Rectangle die set. This is layered over some patterned paper from the YNS Birthday Girl paper collection.  I left some room at the top to add the bird and music notes.  The card was completed with a popped up banner sentiment and some of the new Rainbow gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fun creations by the DT! Don't forget to leave a little love while you are there so you will have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

August Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

 The release has finally arrived! Didn't the DT have some awesome sneaks? There are many to say would be a favorite, but I am definitely excited for the new Gift Card holder die being released.  Without further ado, let's keep this hop hopping!

My first project is one using that favorite new die. I always have gift cards to give at different times of the year and I am always finding unique ways to present them.  But for those cards you just need a quick holder that you can decorate quickly, this die is perfect!

This die has 6 pieces in it and two of them are panels that can be used for the in or outside of the holder.  I decided to emboss the cutout first and just decorate it with the new Flower Bouquet set and dies. The sentiment was stamped and given a random wave look to it to be popped up over the bouquet.  When the card is opened, this is what you will see:

I used another cut out of the holder to line the inside and added the included sentiment to be popped up on the inside flap using some fun foam.  I added a fun Rainbow gumdrop to the slit.

For my second project, I made a card using the new Happy Bird-day set.  Aren't these birds the cutest?!

I created an abstract background with some patterned paper from the YNS Birthday Girl collection.  I then cut out the top panel from the YNS Stitched Scallop Rectangle dies and cut out a center to that with some white cardstock.  The bird was stamped and masked before the balloon was stamped to be in the background.  Music notes were added along with a popped up sentiment.  Some of the fun newly release Rainbow Gumdrops finished the card.

As always, Karen is offering a generous new release sale in celebration of YNS turning 9 years old!! You don't want to miss this awesome sale, so now you don't have to choose and can get everything on your list!

Thank you for hopping in and don't forget to leave a little love as you hop through for your chance to win!! Have a great weekend!

Sneak Peek August Release - Your Next Stamp

It's sneaky peek time for Your Next Stamp!  As it is with every month's release, you will just want one of everything!

For my sneaky peek, I am using the new set of 'tini Sips.  I just love this set!

I stamped the lemons throughout the top panel and popped up the martini glass over the Scallop Circle die cut out.  Using the Talk Bubble dies, I stamped the sentiment with some YNS Gray Stone ink and popped that up near the glass.  Because don't all drinks talk? :)  I finished the card with some ribbon and added some gray dots throughout.  Although, once I started, I sort of wished I didn't.  Oh well, it makes for some character.

Be sure to check out all the YNS DT Sneaks on the blog and come back tonight for the release and blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Clear Shaker Gift Card Holder

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new challenge over on the YNS blog.  For my project I am about to share is a little bit of my own interpretation of the sketch.  Ok, not really. It's my own mistake. :)  My son had a little birthday present he wanted to be done in one of my shaker cards for one of his female friends.  I was happy to do it and got right to work thinking I would have it as my project this week as well. I got right to work so quickly I did so without looking at the sketch. Doh! You can just close your eyes and picture this just as the sketch. :)

I made this holder as a 5.5"x5.5" size and cut the clear envelope to fit.  I ran the large tear away die through both the cardstock and the clear plastic.  Using my fuse tool, I fused all but one side so I could add in the gift card and sequins.  Then I fused closed that end and ran my Dot-tastic die to make the front design, finishing it with the Stitching Marks die.  The image is from the Stacked with Fun set was stamped and colored in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies and popping it up on the front.  The sentiments were stamped directly onto the cardstock and completed with some fun Peacock gumdrops.  I lined up the cardstock and plastic together and adhered it together.  Then that piece was adhered to another piece of matching cardstock giving an area to write your own message.  Now the recipient can tear open their card to get the gift!

Be sure to stop over at the YNS Blog to see the other fab creations the DT put together.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a great weekend!