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!