Tuesday, June 8, 2010

YNS June New Release Blog Hop

Hello everybody! Thanks for joining us for another fun and fabulous Your Next Stamp Blog Hop! Besides the Fhiona Singles and Elegance Series, YNS also just released a whole bunch of other stamps so the Starlets (and our awesome guest designers!) have whipped up some eye candy using many of the new images. (You can see all of the June releases here.)

And if that's not enough yet, we also have Mystery Stamp Packages in the store! How fun!

If you came here by way of Jen's blog, then you're on the right track! If not, please go back and start at Cabio's blog because you won't want to miss a stop! There is a prize up for grabs of $50 of new release stamps (winner's choice)!! The winner will be randomly drawn from one of the Starlet's blog hop comments, but you won't know which one so make sure to comment at every stop! This hop will run until Sunday, June 13 at midnight EST.

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

For my first card, I used the adorable Isabella the Ostrich:

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First off, I just want to say that I'm not normally a fan of ostriches, but this one was just too cute to resist! I stamped her 3 times - twice on white cardstock, and once on the dark brown patterned paper. One cardstock version is the base and I just colored her legs and the ground. With the second cardstock version, I colored and cut out her head and neck (I didn't bother with the eyelashes since they were on the base version). I cut out the body and part of the neck from the PP version and glued the cardstock head and neck to it. Then I stuck the whole thing to the base, gluing the head down flat, but using a foam booster under the body for dimension.

The sentiment is my own creation using a Close To My Heart alphabet set and the sketch is from Just Us Girls.

For my second card I got to use the super cute Rainbow Swing Fhiona set:

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I made a tent card which is perfect for Fhiona to swing in! I paper pieced Fhiona's dress and the flower on her headband, as well as the flowers and leaves on the rainbow. The rest was colored with Copics and I sponged the clouds with a homemade cloud template. To get Fhiona swinging, I used 2 pieces of crochet thread glued to the back of the swing seat (I even knotted the ends just to look more like a rope swing), then glued right over the rope lines of the image, and then taped inside the card.

The finishing touches are a sentiment from the set all cut up into individual words, and a die cut felt heart with white embroidery thread stitching and a little silver bow. It's so fun to watch her swinging in the breeze made by our ceiling fan!

I tried to use Jen's Sketch for you to try, but then I couldn't figure out how to make all the elements fit over the sky background, so I left out a couple parts!

I hope you liked my projects and thanks for hopping along with us! Your next stop is the incredibly talented Amy.

36 comments:

  1. Adorable cards. Just love the images and the sentiments.

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  2. CUTE and STUNNING!!! You are amazing at tiny little details! I just love the little ropes on the swing and all your paper piecing!Both designs are incredible! WOW!
    Hugs
    Karen

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  3. love your swing card, all the details are perfect.

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  4. These are adorable. I love the swing card.

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  5. These are totally aswesome, Maureen! Love that tent card! Great job!

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  6. Oh wow! I thought the last image was my favorite but now I've changed my mind! I love this Fhiona on the swing! Too adorable and I love how you have her swinging through your card! Beautiful! hugs, Angela

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  7. Jen del Muro (iheart2stamp.com)June 8, 2010 at 3:26 AM

    so cute! i love the black hair on the fhiona! i always make her blonde. :)

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  8. Wonderful projects and lovely idea on this bag :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  9. Hop.. Hop.. LOVE the swing card... SO adorable... best techinque!!!

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  10. Adorable images!!!!!
    Both cards are really cute. Great job!!!! :)

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  11. Hi Maureen, You are the Queen of paper piecing! Love what you did with the ostrich, and Fhiona on the swinging window is so clever!

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  12. Love the girl on the swing and the layout is great.

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  13. 2 great creations, I especially love the second card!! :-)

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  14. These are fabulous, Maureen! I absolutely LOVE your tent card with Rainbow Swing Fhiona~so clever!!!

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  15. Very creative card, love what you did with the swing. Really looks like Fhiona is swinging!!!!

    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  16. The cards are both great. Thanks for the details about making the swing too.On with the hop.

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  17. Two adorable cards Maureen! I love your ostrich he is adorable!
    You did a great job with the JUGS sketch challenge this week. Thanks for playing this week!

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  18. Love them BOTH! the eye lashes on the ostrich are a hoot and I am totally CASEING that swing card! OMG... Love love love them!

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  19. oh my word, these are adorable! love the little swingin fhiona!

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  20. Too cute that image. Nice paper piecing job. Like it!

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  21. Love, love that swing card...perfect for the image. And great how you did the ostrich. So creative with the sentiments...so much details on your cards. TFS

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  22. Wow fantastic cards! Love her on the swing super sweet!

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  23. I love these cards. There has been some great stamps. I love the girl swinging! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Your cards are so cute. I love the tent card. I want to try o of those now.

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  25. Swingin Fhiona is adorable! Thanks for telling us how to make it swing/

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  26. The ostrich is totally adorable!!! I love your take on the JUGS sketch. What a wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! We appreciate your support and hope you'll play again next week!

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  27. I love the 3D-ness of your cards. The swing is so original.

    Jennifer

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  28. These are so sweet!! Love the little girl on the swing!

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  29. I just want to give her a push and watch her swing. :) Good job.

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  30. Love the swing card--great idea and really well executed!

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  31. Your cards are adorable. I think this ostrich stamp is awesome. Your swing card is beatiful

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  32. Fab cards, love your ostrich! (Don't think I've seen an ostrich stamp before LOL!) And your swinging Fhiona is fabulous!

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