Tuesday, March 2, 2010

YNS New Release Hop & Challenge #11

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Hello everybody! Thanks for joining us for another fun and fabulous Your Next Stamp Blog Hop! YNS just released 3 Easter-themed sets (Fhiona's Easter Basket, Hoppy Easter Fhiona, Fhiona's Little Easter Buddy) and 3 Mother's Day-themed sets (Flower Bouquet Fhiona, You're Fabulous, Cheers!) so the Starlets (and our awesome guest designer!) have whipped up some eye candy using many of the new images.

If you came here by way of Amy's blog, then you're on the right track! If not, please go back and start at Karen's blog because you won't want to miss a stop!

Also, since it's a challenge Wednesday, we have a new challenge for you! The theme was set by Amy and is to use a Big Bow!

Because we've combined a Challenge with the Hop, our prizes and rules are a bit different. Please read all about them on the YNS Challenge Blog (which is also the last stop on the Hop). Entries for Challenge #11 and our new release BLOG HOP close at Midnight (EST) on Tuesday, March 16th.

*****And now on to the show!*****

For the Hop, the Starlets were asked to create a card and matching gift bag/box/basket. And of course, we were also to add in the Challenge element of using a big bow. Now I have to admit I messed up the challenge and didn't make my bows very big, but we'd like to see some really fab, big bows on all your projects!!

I had the super cute and fun Cheers! set by Dale Designs, and I came up with this set:

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My mom really likes these little on-the-go drink mixes so I made a sampler set for her to have a bunch of different flavors (the tin holds 14 packets perfectly!).

Cheers1b
The sketch for my card is from Sunday Sketch & Stamp (and was created by my fellow Starlet Simonne!) and the papers are really old Basic Grey that matched many of the colors on the drink packets.

For the flower, I used the Spellbinders Blossom Two die set. After cutting out the big blossom, I snipped out just a tiny bit between each petal to give it a slightly different look. Then I rounded the petals and added a smaller die cut from the same set with a button and twine bow. The Ms are Sizzix dies.

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The container for the drink packets is a Maya Road tin that came with 'bellies in it. I made a pattern for the top using printer paper and then cut the patterned paper with it, finishing it off with a straight stitch all around the outer edge. The drink was stamped, colored with Copics and then I went over the "liquid" portion with Stardust glitter pen spread with a waterpen. Finally I cut it out and popped it up on foam boosters. The middle portion was made with the Nestabilities Labels Four and Quickutz letters cut from foam and then covered with glitter. The flower was made the same as the one on the card.

Both card and gift qualify for these challenges as well: I hope you liked my projects and thanks for hopping along with us! Your next stop is the incredibly talented Angela.

33 comments:

  1. Thats such a lovely gift! Your mom will LOVE it :) I love the dp and the big flower x

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  2. That is such a great idea for a gift! My hubby loves those on-the-go mixes too! Beautiful creations!

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  3. fab gift idea thanks for sharing Julye

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  4. These are very cool. Love the tin idea.

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  5. Really cute, Maureen! Your mom is sure to love it!

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  6. Gorgeous card and tin, Maureen! I love how you've used one of your beautiful flowers for the "o" in mom, and that tin looks like it was always made for those cute drinks sachets - yum!!! Really wonderful set that I'm sure your mom will adore!! Hugs, Simonne x

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  7. What an awesome set! I love the paper flowers and that cute drink cup! Beth

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  8. Great creation and fun idea. Lovely gift for mom :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  9. Wow gorgeous card and stunning box of goodies. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  10. Great project! I love that iced tea bags tin. TFS!

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  11. Lovely

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  12. Great pressie and card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

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  13. Your project turned out FABULOUS Maureen!

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  14. I really like the stitching you did.

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  15. Great gift...your mom will love it!
    smiles...Tammy

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  16. Stunning creations Maureen! I just love that tin! Your Mom will surely love it!
    Hugs
    Karen

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  17. Nice project & super good idea.

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  18. Ooh what a clever idea. Love the card and the tin looks fabulous. I am sure your Mum will be tickled pink with it.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  19. A great combo Maureen your Mum will love.
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  20. Very pretty and orignal idea!

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  21. Hi Maureen, what a fabulous set :)

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  22. What a lovely gift!! such a clever idea to fill the tin for your mom!! The colours are beautiful,
    angela x

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  23. Wow!! what a fantastic idea this is, and sugar free as well. Very clever. Love your card and gift tin. Thanks for the idea. Hugs Suzi x

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  24. Wonderful card

    Love it

    Liz xx

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  25. That's a clever idea! (filling the tin) I love it!


    jas

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  26. Very lovely. The altered tin is great. Beautiful work.

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  27. This is a great project idea. Your tin looks amazing. I love the cup its super cute.

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  28. Very beautiful creations. Those flowers are really cute.

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  29. Beautiful and different! Great ideas.

    Lou x

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