Sunday, July 21, 2013

YNS July New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop!   Today we are sharing projects made with all of the adorable new stamp sets and awesome new dies that are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!

The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and as always we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us!  Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!

YNS July 2013 Blog Hop Prize

The hop begins on Laura’s Blog and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Jen R’s blog

***And now, onto the show!***

For my first project, I have a card using the adorable new Lilah set:


I stamped Lilah in Versamark ink and colored her with colored pencils and OMS.  Her dress was paper pieced and then she was fussy cut out.  I added a piece of “grass” and some felt clouds cut with the Puffy Cloud Dies (which are discontinued so be sure to grab them at 50% off!).

For my next project, I used the new Journaled Weekly die set (which I helped design!!) to make a bunch of Project Life journaling cards:

PL YNS Cards

I plan to do a “week in the life” spread soon in my PL album, so these cards will be perfect! 

Each card started with the 3x4 card die (it’s actually just a tad smaller so that it will fit into the Becky Higgins PL page protectors) and then I added a little bracket top in kraft and the day of the week in white cardstock.  For the fun little accents, I used the pieces from the same die set, and also arrows from the Awesome Arrows die set.

BTW – the 3x4 die cuts like a dream!  You can cut different materials and even your pictures!  Because the center is blank, you can see exactly what you’re cutting to make photo cropping a breeze!  And you can also make 3x4 cards out of different materials including heavy cardstock, felt, cork, wood veneer or anything else you’d like!  I’m in love with this die set!

Karen is also offering a terrific Hop Special - 15% off your entire order including  sale items!  Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!

YNS July 2013 Blog Hop Specials

Now it’s time to hop on over to Lisette’s blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping


  1. Lilah is sweet as can be!! Love her little basket of flowers!! :)) :))

  2. Fabulous PL cards Maureen and your card is so CUTE! xx

  3. Lilah is adorable! I love your puffy clouds too. Such a sweet card Maureen. I love your project life cards too, especially the arrows. How fun! Great tip on cutting your photos with the die. That is awesome!

  4. Love the fluffy clouds on the first one and the journaling cards, what a great idea!

  5. What a precious way to show off little Lila!! So cute. And the journaling cards are great!!

  6. Lilah is super cute - with the first glance you can see the sweetness she projects. Love the idea of the journalling cards - there will be alot of uses for these cards.

  7. Very sweet scene you created. I like the felt clouds. Fabulous PL cards!

  8. Pretty card and love the project life cards

  9. darling card. and like the weekly card files.

  10. A great card. Your card files are so perfect for the PL album kits which are so popular at the moment.

  11. So cool! Your card is so pretty! And love your PL cards!

  12. Great Project Life idea and your card is über cute!! You will be busy til Christmas ;)

  13. Like the paper piecing and the fluffy clouds.

  14. Great project and card for the release Maureen.



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