Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #19

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! But before I get to it, I wanted to let you know that a bunch of the YNS stamp sets are being retired so they're on SALE right now, all at 35% off!! Quantities are very limited, so you'll want to hurry over and grab them up while you can!

And now back to the challenge! Our hostess is Amy and she challenged us to use printed/patterned ribbon. Here's my card:

I really loved the hovering bee that I did on this card so I did a similar treatment on today's card. I used Bee Stings (and a sentiment from Mini Greetings) and made a slight change to the acetate piece that holds the bee - I accordion folded it so it springs!

You may remember this card where I put the dog's head on a wire spring to make it bounce around. Well I had a pretty difficult time finding just the right wire and the right object to wrap it around to make a good spring. So I had an idea to make a spring out of the acetate strip instead of wire and it worked!!

Here's a close shot so you can kind of see what it looks like:

I just cut a thin strip of acetate and folded it back and forth a few times. One end was stuck to the back of the bee and the other end was glued under the felt flower. It springs really great - I'm so happy with it! Also, you can smash it down to fit into an envelope, and when it's taken out it will spring right back up! I'm having so much fun flicking it and watching it spring around! =D

I used FTL #95 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog and this card is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "cute as a bug."

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. This is just too darn cute for words. It's very simplicity make that flower and bee just pop! What a great idea to add more dimension by putting the bee on accordian accetate! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog this week.

  2. I love how you popped up bee up Maureen! I can totally see you sitting there flicking it around - oh the fun we have when we craft! I see myself trying this fun idea in the near future!

  3. What a great idea, your card is stunning,
    Angela x

  4. Fabulous idea with the acetate! I bet it's even neater IRL LOVE it! Such a cute little bee too!
    thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

  5. Very cute CAS card Maureen. Love the sweetness!!

  6. What a super cute card. Love the image and the clean and simple layout is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Cute As A Bug!" challenge! Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  7. What a darling card. Love how the bee pops up. The flower is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx


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