Monday, October 8, 2012

October YNS New Release Hop!

Hello and welcome to the October Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! If you've come from Tracy's blog, then you're on the right track. However, if you just came across my blog, please go back and start at Wendy R.'s blog because you won't want to miss a stop!

We have tons of adorable new images to show you including some stamps from TWO new artists-woohoo!!!  We are so excited to welcome Cory Designs and Mabel Designs to the YNS family.  We are all just LOVING the new images, and we know you will too!  We also have some new stamps from artist Heather Rolin and two awesome new dies!
Of course we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!  Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for you chance to win one of THREE new release prize packs!!!  You have until Sunday, October 14th at midnight (EST) to comment.  Karen will post the winners on the YNS Blog on October 15th.
Onto my project:
All of the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the YNS Store PLUS Karen is offering a new release special – 15% off your order using code YNSOCTNR!
***And now on to the show***
For my first project, I made a little gift tag using the Believe in the Magic set.  Here’s the outside of the tag:
And here’s the inside:
I cut the tag with my Zing using Make-The-Cut and then used a stamp positioner to stamp the reindeer and sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink.  I finished it off with a little bit of Christmas Trendy Twine.
For my second project, I decorated K-Cups for gift giving or just to decorate for the holidays!
Did you know a K-Cup fits perfectly in a 3 oz. Dixie cup?  I just figured it out this weekend so I covered one with patterned paper and then decorated the tops of the cups with the same paper and the new Christmas Carol Circle Stamps set.  Here’s a better view of the tops:
A 2” circle fits the top of the cups perfectly and then I added the stamps (you can punch them out with 1 1/4” and 1” circle punches respectively) with matching scalloped circles of red cardstock.  I finished each off with a button tied with Christmas Trendy Twine.  The tops have a tiny bit of ATG tape to hold them to the cups so they’re easily removed for use.  I hope you like my projects!
Now it’s time to hop on over to Peggy’s amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go so you can be in the running for a new release prize pack!  Happy Hopping!


  1. fun card and great tutorial on the cups. Fun images.

  2. Cute projects! Love the shaped card-those are always fun. The k-cups are a great idea. Those things are so popular right now!

  3. Love the shape of the tag...lovely reindeer,

    HUgs Blankina

    enjoying the blog hop what an interesting release!!

  4. really cute idea, love the dixie cups ....clever

  5. very lovely projects!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. What great ideas!! Delightful!

    Love the cups!

  7. these. I use KCups everyday and so do my coworkers. I think I need to make some of these for them.

  8. So fun! Love the little tag and the decorated K cups are a great idea!

  9. Very fun tag and cute way to give k-cups.

  10. Very creative! These K cups are very popular now and this makes a sweet little gift idea. Thanks for sharing, Maureen.

  11. I didn't know the k-cups fit in the dixie cups (I don't drink coffee, but most of my friends do and my husband does) - thanks for the tip and the cool tutorial!

  12. What a great idea! love the kuerig idea...

  13. What a fab tag! And great idea for the cups!

  14. Great tip on the K-cups! Love that idea!!! Love that little reindeer on the tag too! Thanks!

  15. Adorable tag and cups. Like how the tag opens up to reveal the sentiment.

  16. Such cute projects. The K cup is my fave and I think I may have to copy it to give for gifts. Great job.

  17. How clever. Love the idea of decorating my kcups.

  18. CUTE! A tag the recipient can color themselves! Nice K-cups too! :)

  19. Great tag and such a creative gift (k-cup).


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