Wednesday, November 17, 2010

YNS November New Release Hop!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release BLOG HOP! We've got some fabulous new YNS stamps to showcase today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites. We also have 2 wonderful guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Jen del Muro, and our November YNS Guest Designer Kerry Urbatch. Welcome girls!

I'm the first stop on the hop so I'd like to invite you to please take some time to join us as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (Thursday, November 18, at 03:00 EST) and ends on Saturday, November 20, at midnight EST.

As always, here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the comments at Karen's blog to receive a new release stamp package. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

Not only is Karen offering an amazing hop prize, she's also holding a special 20% OFF YOUR ORDER sale which is running for an entire week (from today until November 25 at midnight EST)! Be sure to enter the code YNSNOV when checking out at Your Next Stamp to receive your 20% discount!

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

For my first project, I have a card:

I used the new stamp Football Dude (it comes with the sentiment!) and Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I wanted to base him on the University of Hawaii home uniforms (black and green) and I was lucky enough to find this green star paper in my stash! When I looked at pics of the uniforms online, they had a lot more black, so I took some creative license and gave him a little more green.

I paper pieced his helmet and jersey with the green star paper and colored the stripes with a black Copic. I added an extra faceguard to the helmet for dimension, and also an extra ball (paper pieced on brown cardstock) and gloves. You can see the dimension better in this pic:

Final touches: I cut a star out of acetate using a Nesties die, edged it with black Stickles, and tied a black button in the center. All the PP edges were distressed and I freehand cut the sentiment pieces and their black cardstock mats.

For my second project, I have a little altered clothespin magnet:

I stamped Mini Snowman (which also comes full sized), colored with Copics, shaded with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits, then cut out with a circle Nestie. I did a spotted background with Copics, and sewed bitty seed beads all around the circle using a strand of iridescent tinsel as thread. For the base, I cut 1 scalloped circle from patterned paper and 2 from white cardstock and glued them all together to make it stronger.

For the clothespin, I used pliers to take it apart and painted the wood with white acrylic paint. I glued strips of patterned paper to both sides and sanded down the edges flush with the wood. I then put the pin back together and glued the snowman to the front and a magnet to the back.

Here's the back (I like it with the PP, but of course you could just leave it painted white):

So now it's time for you to hop on over to our totally awesome guest, Jen del Muro, as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Also, I'd just like to remind you all about our current YNS Challenge chosen by the wonderful Crystal! It ends on Tuesday, November 23, so you still have plenty of time to join in! The challenge is extra special as we are being co-sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbon, so why not stop in at the YNS Challenge blog and join in!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! We hope you enjoy all of our creations!


  1. Hi Maureen, love your projects; the guy card is great with the paper piecing!! Greetz, Frea

  2. 2 fab projectsd and you'd certainly not stand in that wee guys way fab!

  3. Fabulous Maureen! Love all the paper peicing on the football dude and what a great idea to make the snowman into a magnet! I hope you are feeling better today!

  4. I really love both of your cards. The football card though, really caught my eye. TFS.


  5. Awesome work Maureen!! The coloring of your football player is fab!! The use of the clothespin to make a magnet is so clever. Perfect for the snowman!

  6. Love the projects. I really like the paper piecing on the football dude. Too cute.

  7. I love your paper piecing and distressing on the football card, and your clothespin magnet is so cute! What a great project!

  8. Love the matching of the uniform with the paper in the background! Great idea!

  9. What wonderful work! LOVE the card and the snowman magnet - I want one! :) FABULOUS. TFS!

  10. OMGosh!!! I totally love that alter clothespin!! Gonna have to make one of these!!

  11. Your projects are wonderful. I love the colors and the details.

  12. SUPER cute projects!! LOVE your football player!

  13. Like your cards, and it a nice ide white the magnet.. ive try that one day..

    Have a nice evening


  14. Two wonderful creations Maureen, WOW I sooooo love the colors of your football creation and the way you colored him up...soooooo awesome!!!! What a fun idea with the mini too, fabulous creations!

  15. Have just found your blog and your stuff is just too darn cute! Great ideas and excellent color choices!

  16. Fab projects ... especially love your little guy card!

  17. Maureen,
    Your card and clip are fabulous! Love the paper piecing on the footballer...

    Check out my YNS footballer too! I just love him!!!


  18. I love your clothspin magnet and your football dude is cute!

  19. Cute card and project Maureen :o)

  20. Super cute projects, love them Maureen!! :) :) :) :)

  21. Both of your projects are fantastic but I so adore that snowman, I'm going to have to go check out the full size :)

  22. Love them both but especially like the snowman magnet

  23. Both of your projects are way cute! I particularly liked the snowman clothespin. You must be infinitely patient to have beaded around the circle like that. Your finishing details on the back of the clothespin are wonderful.


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