Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #25

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our challenge was set by Sylvia and is "Give Thanks" - make a Thank You or Thanksgiving project.

I had to stop myself from using Fhiona's Squirrel Friend again, but couldn't resist doing another clean and simple card after I saw the sketch at Card Positioning Systems:

I used Tree Trio and a whimsical font called SNF Marmalade.

I stamped the tree 3 times on green patterned paper, coloring the trunk of one and cutting up all the tops to make a layered tree. You can see the dimension here:

For each layer, I slightly curled the bottom portion up, and used scrap paper punches underneath to give support to the layers. The entire tree is popped up with foam boosters.

To finish off the card, I printed and cut out the sentiment, glued it to the kraft piece, and then hand-sewed a simple stitch on either side with 2 strands of embroidery floss.

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. How pretty Maureen!! I love the dimension and the paper piecing of the tree!! The sentiment is perfect! Awesome take on the Thanks challenge. Have a great day!

  2. Love this CAS card Maureen. All the layers on the tree are just fabulous!

  3. What a FABBY way to use that tree! LOVE the paper piecing and simply stitched sentiment! Such a clever card!

  4. WOW, I am so in love with this card. It is stunning in it's simplicity.

  5. Such a great CAS card, Maureen! I love the dimension you gave the tree!

  6. What a fabulous CAS card Maureen!!! What a GREAT job you did with the challenge. WONDERFUL creation!

  7. WOWZERS!!! This is gorgeous!!! Simple yet so stunning! The 3 dimensional effect is so cool!!!! wow wow wow!!!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  8. Such a cute tree! And the dimension you gave is great.

  9. Oh Maureen - this is just the cutest little card. I just adore all the dimension with your design. Nicely done!

  10. Oh wow, this is just too cute! Love the little bit of stitching below and above the sentiment! :)

  11. Way cute!!! I totally love the stitching!!!


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