Monday, September 15, 2014

YNS After the Hop Party!

Hi all!  We’ve got more inspiration for you today!   My card uses a bunch of different new release products:

 

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First I hand cut my own tag shapes from patterned paper and then stuck them down to another piece of PP.  Next I ran it through my diecut machine twice with the smallest of the Stitching Holes dies on the top of each of the tag shapes.  I handstitched a strand of purple embroidery floss through all the holes and stuck the ends down on the back with tape.

I stamped all the different sentiments from Ghostly Greetings with Versamark ink and covered with white embossing powder, then I stamped the spider web and spider from Halloween Cuties in the top left corner, drawing in the hanging thread with a pen.  Finally I stamped the candy corn and bat (also from the Cuties set) on white cardstock, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I added them both to the card with foam tape.  BTW, the face on the candy corn is from Fun Faces.

You can check out all the other After Party inspiration at the YNS Blog.  TFL!

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Hi all!  Today I’m playing in the Waltzingmouse September Pajama Party.  Specifically Challenge 2 – Too Cute to Spook:

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I made a little pillow box that can hold some little treats or a gift card or money.  I used the Gift Card Pillow Box die set from Your Next Stamp and the Boo and Friends stamp set from WMS.  I also used the matching Boo die set to cut out the ghost and the Vamp die set to cut out the speech bubble.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

YNS September New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to our September New Release Blog Hop!

As the weather transitions to crisp mornings and the leaves start to fall from the trees, all of the YNS Design Team members are hard at work creating fabulous fall themed inspiration for you! We have a fun September lineup of stamps and dies for you this month. We know you are going to fall in love with the new dies and our harvest characters!!! If you love interactive cards, we have the perfect dies for you! Want to try splattering ink, but worried that it will look messy? Have no fear, our Ink Splatter stamp will solve that! Everything is available now in the YNS Store HERE.

The hop begins on Peggy's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Laura's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog September 18th.

*****And now for my projects*****

First up I have a simple card using a few of the new releases:

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I stamped (twice) and colored the squirrel from Piles of Smiles with Copics.  I fussy cut around the whole image, and then cut again leaving out the tail.  I layered the body on the base with foam tape.  I cut a strip of Kraft cardstock and stamped in brown ink with the Woodgrain stamp.  Then I layered a scalloped strip of orange cardstock underneath the woodgrain and adhered it to the white panel.  I ran that whole panel through my diecut machine with one of the Stitching Holes dies and did a simple backstitch with some jute twine, leaving the ends a little long and tying knots to keep them from coming out.

Finally I cut a Stitched Fishtail Two tag, tied a little of the same jute twine at the top, and added the squirrel.  The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive ink.

For my second card, I have a spinning turkey!

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I used the Large Spinner/Slider Die set and the Gobble Gobble stamp set.  And here’s a video introducing the dies and how I made the card:

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You may have read that YNS is getting ready to launch a new website in October and discontinuing the Digital Stamps line. We'll also be retiring plenty of stamps so NOW is the time to stock up on your wishlists! Check out all the retiring stamps HERE.

Also, back by popular demand, all YNS Gumdrops will be on sale for for 25% off between September 14 to 18.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Tracy's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.  Happy hopping!

Friday, September 12, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!  Tomorrow is the Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop, so today I have a sneak peek of some of the product coming out:

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Please excuse the weird lighting – I had a hard time getting a good shot.  And anyway, I think the funny shadows kind of lend a menacing tone to this Halloween card!

I used the new Halloween Cuties set, a sentiment from Ghostly Greetings and the Stitching Holes dies to make those string patterns on the corners.  The die set consists of a bunch of straight lines of stitching holes.  To make the holes for the string patterns on this card, I actually cut the same size die twice on each corner.

I also used the previously released 3D Banner Die Set.

Please check out the YNS Blog to see all the designers who have peeks to show you today and I hope you’ll stop back for the Hop tomorrow!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YNS 5th Birthday Blog Hop!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!

The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savoring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.

The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Laura's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email Karen @ yournextstamp[dot]com and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen!

The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.

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And now for my projects ....

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For this card, I used the Scripty Word Die Set and a bunch of sparkly gumdrops.  I cut the dies with masking paper and stuck them down to a piece of white cardstock.  Then I sponged a couple different distress inks over them and lifted them off to reveal the white words.

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For this card, I used the Mason Jars set, with its included sentiment.  I made a shaker card and filled it with some sequins.  The sentiment was stamped on the smaller of the 3D Banner dies and the topper was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.

Don’t want to wait to go shopping? Here are our big birthday specials:

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BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Julie's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter.  Happy hopping!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

YNS Sneaky Peeky

Hi all! I'm sorry - life got in the way and I don't have a sneak peek project for you today. But I do have something I think is even better - a DT haul video so you can get a closer look at everything I got in my DT package this month! Here it is:

Please go check out the YNS Blog to see all the designers that are sharing peeks today and I hope you'll be back for our 5th Anniversary Blog Hop tomorrow!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

YNS July New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to our July Your Next Stamp New Release MEGA Blog Hop. The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop!  We have five new stamp sets in the store and the digi team is showcasing all the digi images we currently have. If you “shore” do love sea creatures, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.

The hop begins on Julie's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Jackie's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog July 10th.

I have 2 cards for you today using the new releases.  First up is one using Sea Creatures Two and Sea Creatures Sentiments:

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For the background, I took a piece of watercolor paper and streaked on 3 different colors of Distress Inks with my blending sponges.  Then I sprinkled some water over it and it left those little spots everywhere.  I used a Spellbinders die to make the frame for the seahorse, which was colored with Copics.  Finally I added the sentiment and mounted the panel on a card base.

For my second card, I used the Toad-Ally Awesome set and made a shaker card:

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The toad and fly were stamped and colored with Copics.  I punched out the fly with a 1/2” circle punch and fussy cut the toad out.  I made a little shaker element using dies from the Insta Love Polaroid die set and a piece of fun foam, acetate, and a couple patterned papers.  I added some sequins to the shaker and glued the whole thing together with Glossy Accents.  The toad was mounted with foam tape and I added a sentiment from the set on the bottom.

This is also for Simon Says Stamp – Shake It.

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the YNS store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!

We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Ruza's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment!