Wednesday, October 14, 2015

YNS New Release Blog Hop!

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Hi all and welcome to my stop on the October Your Next Stamp New Release Hop!  If you’ve been following the links, you should have arrived here from Kymona’s Blog.  However, if you’ve just happened upon my blog, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Kendra’s Blog (links at bottom of post) because you won’t want to miss a bit of the eye candy!

I’m so excited about this release!  I didn’t design any of it, but I love it all anyway!  We’ve got new Waddles and Sprinkles sets and I adore those cute characters!  We’re also debuting a new character – Sandy the Squirrel!  Well, enough chatter, let’s get to my projects!

First up I have a clean & simple card using the new Sandy Squirrel– Autumn Greetings set:

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Every so often I talk about how these line drawings sets are still great even if you don’t love to color and here’s an example of that.  I used just the leaves from the set and did some really rough coloring with some fall-ish colored Copics.  Then I used the Stitching Holes Die Set above and below my stamped/colored area and stitched with some rustic twine.  I added the sentiment above and a few Give Thanks for Sparkle Gumdrops.

For my second card, I used a cutting file from Lori Whitlock called Tri-Fold Shadow Box Card Birthday:

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I altered it with Make The Cut and turned the balloon cut out panel solid so that I could cut a window out with the new Stitched Banner Die Set.  I stamped the image from Santa’s Helpers and colored with Copics, then cut out with the matching die.  Before adding the image with foam tape, I used a stencil and embossing paste to make some snow in the background.  I white embossed a sentiment from the same set and assembled the card, adding some patterned paper panels. 

The card also folds closed and I tied it shut with some twill tape:

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It doesn’t fold flat for mailing, but soon I’ll be showing how to alter it even more so that it will fold flat!  Stay tuned!

As is always the case, there is a fabulous prize to be won – a $25 YNS Gift Certificate. A winner will be drawn at random from all the comments on all the blogs.

And of course we also have an awesome sale so you can get your shop on!

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Now you’re off to the YNS Blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go!  TFL and Happy Hopping!

 

 

37 comments:

  1. Oh my my! Love this adorable folded creation!!!! The designing and how cleverly you used the stitched banner die to create a beautiful scene, i just WONDER and love the stitching on the first one, your creations are awesome!

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  2. What a great tri-fold card. That set is perfect to go inside, fun, fun, fun!!!

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  3. Great idea!! Beautiful project

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  4. Love the simplicity of the Autumn greetings card.

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  5. I like the hand stitching on your card! It really adds to the fall / homespun feel!

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  6. Maureen, I love the folded card and the shaker. Also, the stitching is awesome!

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  7. Love the tri-fold card. Wish I could get the hang of using the silhouette.
    The stitching on the first card is great. Another thing I've not tried - too chicken.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  8. Your first card is so lovely
    and I love the folding card!
    Would love to see how to
    create it.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Awesome projects!! Very creative! Maria

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  10. Great cards, Maureen! Love the stitching on your first card with the new leaves stamps, and your tri-fold card is gorgeous! Fabulous job on them both! :)

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  11. Such pretty creations! Your trifold card: absolutely stunning!
    ~c

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  12. Two neat cards!! Love the stitching detail on the first one and the design of the second one is so fun!

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  14. Super cute and unique cards!! I love the stitching and that shadow bow is so fun!!

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  15. Lovely! That white stitching is a cool touch!

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  16. I love how you stitched with rustic twine in your first card nicely done! Tri-Fold Shadow card is a fabulous choice to making a card with Santa’s Helpers new release. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed your creations!

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  17. What fun. Love the stitched edges to your border. Hugz

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  18. Awesome cards and adorable designs!!

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  19. These are both beautiful. Wonderful job on the stitching and I like the folded card.

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  20. Wonderful cards! Love that cut file card! And the sweet stitching and coloring of the fall leaves is lovely! Such a fantastic release! And so much wonderful inspiration!

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  21. These are fabulous projects! I love the twine that you've added to the fall card. Great touch!!

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  22. What great cards. Love the leaf feature on the first card.

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  23. Eeee! Your second card is super! I love the shape and the image is perfect for it! Great first card also! Love the stitching!

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  24. It would be wonderful to open the cut file card to find a cute surprise

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  25. These are awesome, I love the tri-fold card!

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  26. Lovely fall card and wonderful shadow box card.

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  27. Super fun creations! Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. OMG I love that Christmas card!!! You are soooo creative!!! :) Hugs...Janie

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  29. Both are super cute! And what a great fold on that second one. So fun!

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