Hello! Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release Blog Hop! We are so excited this month because we are introducing ANOTHER new illustrator to the YNS family ~ Macy Wong! Her images are so super sweet and we know you are just going to love them! We also have some adorable new Franfou images, and Mabel Designs! If you came here from Jen R.'s blog, then you’re on the right track. If not, please start the hop at Kerri’s Blog.
Did someone say prizes??? We have 3 new release prizes hidden along the hop! You must leave comments on all of the DT blogs to qualify for the prize drawing. You have until Friday, November 9th at 12 midnight (EST) and the winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Saturday, November 10th.
Now on to my projects:
First up, I have a fun card using the new Little Drummer Penguin:
The sentiment is from the previously released Christmas Carol Circle Stamps set. I think any of the carol stamps would go great with this cute little guy!
Next up is a card using the new Holiday Joy Robin set in a very special way:
Here’s how the set looks unaltered:
You can see that I used the upper portion of the branch to hold my nest, which was made using the new Mini Branch die! I cut out the branch multiple times from white and dark brown cardstock. I colored the white versions with Copics to have different colored branches and I snipped them and smushed them to form a little bird nest. If you look at the close shot below, you can see I even snuck a little bit of Timeless Twine in there for fun:
For the bird, I paper pieced her and added an extra wing behind her because I thought she looked better that way. I hope this gives you some inspiration to look at your stamps differently!
BTW, Karen is also offering a fabulous Hop Special ~ 15% off your entire purchase including sale items! The code is YNSNOV2012. She also has some great bundle deals and some awesome steals in the YNS Bargain Bin!
Now it’s time to hop on over to the most awesome & talented & sweet Karen’s blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go! Happy Hopping!