Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December YNS DT Dare

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's DT Dare day at Your Next Stamp!!

DT Dare is....
CAS a Creation from the DT from 2016

What a fun dare!  I am always inspired by my fellow designers!  So it was fun to look back at projects created this year, but also hard to choose which one to CAS!

I ended up deciding to CAS Kymona's card from June:
Such a lovely clean and simple card!  I sometimes struggle with such CAS cards!  So I was very much inspired by her lovely card!

I switched a few things up and came up with this:
Such a fun and bright Birthday card!!

I started by using the Stripe-tastic Star Die Set to die cut the largest star from my card layer.

I then die cut the "Happy" and "Birthday" from the Scripty Happy Birthday Words Dies set on black cardstock!  I really like the bold script font used on these word dies!!

I finished off the card by adding a few Neon Sunrise Gumdrops which work perfectly with my neon sequins!!
I just LOVE shaker cards!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

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You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Christmas Delivery

Hello Stamping Friends!

 I am on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing how to create the a fun "Stand-Up" Card with the Half Circle Flip Die Set!

If you missed me sharing how to create a fun Flip-It card using the set, you can find it here.

Today I am sharing an alternate use for it!  You can also use this die set to create a fun stand-up cards as well!!

Once again I started by creating my A2 card base. (8 1/2" x  5 1/2") Scored at 4 1/4".

Lay down card base and find the center of the left half of the card base, which is 2 1/8″.

Similar to the Flip-It card, I decided to use the larger of the two dies from the Half Circle Flip Die Set.  As I really like that you can use the Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set with it.

This is where the tutorial slightly changes from the Flip-It, when you place your cardstock in your die cutting machine, place the die just over the marks you created, with the circle facing to the right!

Run the die through your machine.

Once you take it out, fold the left side over to the right on the score line, like a normal card.
The you will fold along the score lines the die created, folding the piece so that is folds inside.  

So that the circle will "stand up"!  Like this....
 Now you are ready to decorate your fun card!!

Here is my finished card:
 I used the super adorable new Christmas Delivery stamp for my main image!!  I just love this sweet image!

I added some Gumdrops to the "inside" of the card, so that it would help keep the "stand-up" portion up.

I stamped the "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to the inside of my card, which is part of the Santa's Magical Sleigh stamp set!
So super fun and easy to create!  Something a little different then the traditional card!

You can view all the amazing products from YNS here!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Spinner Card Fun

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

Today I am going to share how to create a fun spinner card!

I started by coloring in two of the same penguin images from the adorable fun Penguin Fun stamp set!!  Now by all means you can use different images and even color the images differently!!  It so happens I was multitasking at the time at a retreat with some girlfriends and really wasn't thinking and colored them the same!  Which is fine!  But it would have been fun to change them up a little!

But anyway....after coloring them with my Copics I die cut them with the matching Penguin Dies!

So next I created my card base as well as the layers I wanted to use for the front of my card.  I used white cardstock for my card base, a piece of red for my bottom layer and then a piece of beautiful Winter Plaid!

You are then ready to die cut your circle.  You can first run your layers through if you like so you can see where the circle is going to sit, then set the layers on your card base and set the die back inside and lightly trace the inner part of the circle.  Remove and place the circle die only on that half of the card and run it through your die cutting machine again.

But if it isn't too think, which in my case it wasn't, you can run it through all together.

The take a smaller circle from the same die set or another one and die cut it two times.

Lay one face down and add string along the back, then add adhesive or pop-dots.  I decided to used pop-dots!
Then place the other circle on top!  Now you have your spinner portion done!!
Cut your string! Put aside for a few seconds.

Flip your card layers over and add adhesive to the back!  Then your string spinner portion to the back as pictured below:
I try to keep the strings straight and tight.

Now you are ready to add the adorable Penguins and finish up your fun card!!!

My finished card:
Isn't it adorable?!

I also used the circle die that I used to create the layers on my card to die cut a piece of Poinsettia Paper to place behind my spinner piece on the inside of the card!  As the spinner got a little lost being white with a white background.  I think it really pulled the whole card together nicely!!

So in love with this fun card!!

I have NEVER done this before and don't know how to edit videos or anything (so don't laugh!), but I created a quick little video to show the card in action:
Such a fun card!! 

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

YNS 2016 in Review Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends!

Welcome to YNS's December Year in Review Hop!!!

What an amazing year it has been at YNS!

So many awesome new stamp sets!

And the introduction of PAPER and INK!!!

I have been so thankful to be able to work with a bunch of the different products!!  


For today's project, we were to use some of our favorite stamps and/or dies released this year!

For the record, this was extremely hard for me!


Well I LOVE everything YNS!  
I had no clue what to use as I have loved everything released this year, I have way too many favorites!!

I actually started a few projects as I wasn't sure what I really wanted to make!

Then looking again through all my supplies I ended up deciding to create this cute little package:
A good friend of mine is having a Birthday right after Christmas and she wanted cute necklaces for work, so I decided to created this cute little package to put the necklace I got her in!  The Pillow Box Die was not new this year, but I absolutely LOVE using it!!  It is so great to use for Gift Cards as well!!

I used the Happy Everything stamp set, which was released this year!  I love this stamp set!  I've used it a lot!  I really like the large fancy font used for the "Happy"!!  Which I stamped in Black Olive Premium Die Ink Pad!!  So excited YNS released their own line of lovely ink colors this year!!

There are 11 other tiny sentiments in the Happy Everything stamp set as well, in this case I used the "birthday"!  So many uses in this one stamp set makes it a perfect set to own!!

I also used an older stamp set, Spring Birds, to add the sweet flowers to two of the corners.

I also used the new Flower Cube Die Set to die cut the three cute flowers to add to my package!  And as I say a lot, as I am obsessed with them, I finished off my package by adding some Give Thanks to Sparkle Gumdrops to the centers of my flowers!!  A nice touch!!

Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.


Happy Hopping!!
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Have a lovely day!

Bear Hugs

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

The new bear2stamp set is just so adorable and fun to use!!
The coordinating Bear Dies are amazing!  There is a die to die cut the stamp bear image, then there is also a die to create cuts along his arms so the adorable bear can hold things!!  I LOVE IT!!  I used the heart dies in the set to create this cute little heart shaker piece for the bear to hold!

TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  bear2stamp
Dies: Bear Dies, Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Chocolate, Licorice, Bubblegum
Paper: Guava, Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar, Make a Wish Collection
Misc.: Guava Pearls

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

YNS Challenge #53

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

Card sketch....

and photo/colors to find inspiration from....


Here's the cute card I created from the inspiration above:
I really like this image!  So cute!  The set I used is called Holiday Owl, in which I stamped in YNS's very own Black Olive Ink!!

I used the Pillow Box Die to create the two layers for my sentiment!  And finished off my card by adding some yummy Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops!!


Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!


Beautiful Thank You

Hello Stamping Friends!

I have a Thank You card to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

Have you had a chance to see the new Visions of the East Release?

I created this beautiful Thank You card using the new Oriental Frames and Motifs Die Set!
The red pattern background paper is from the new 6x6 Washi Paper Assortment I got!  I really like the papers!!

I really like how this card turned out!

I also used the previously released Petite Sakuras die set for the three little red flowers!

The stamped Thank You is from the Many Thanks stamp set!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mittens and Friend

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have another card to share with you using this months stamp of the month mittens2stamp from The Stamps of Life!!

As well as the new sayings4mittens stamp set!
I really like how this sweet friend card turned out!!

TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  mittens2stamp, sayings4mittens, ladybugs2love
Ink: Cranberry, Green Apple
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Green Apple, Cranberry, HoHoHo Collection
Misc.: Strawberry and White Twine

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful For You

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

Today's card features the pilgrimboy2stamp set!
As the card stats, I am so thankful for all my lovely followers!  Also well as all my family and friends!!  And to have such an enjoyable hobby!!  Thanks to all the great companies that believe in me!!

TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  pilgrimboy2stamp
Dies: Pilgrim Dies
Ink: Licorice, Chocolate
Paper: Congratulations Collection, Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar
Misc.: Matte Button, Gingersnap Twine

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

YNS November Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....

What a great feature day theme!  I was so excited to see this theme, why you ask?!?

Well every year I tell myself I am not going to buy tags for my Christmas gifts and am going to hand make them! Well I get short on time with all the Christmas hustle and it never happens!

So this feature day theme really helped me this year!!  I may actually be able to make that goal this year!!

Here are a few of the tags I created:
Aren't they cute?!

I knew I wanted to do something kind of quick so that I could make a bunch of them and not take hours!  So instead of coloring all the images in, I stamped the images with an ink color!  I just love all the new inks from YNS!!!

These are all the colors I used:

They are truly beautiful!!

I used the amazing Cool Tag Three Die Set to create each of the tags!

I then used these stamp sets to create the tags:

Each one of these sets is so fun!!  I love them all!!

I especially liked having the Mini Letters and Numbers stamp set so that I could add the "To" and "From" to the tags.  For the tags that I didn't have enough room to add the "From" to the front, I added it to the back:
I used a black marker to add the two dots at the end of the stamped "To" and "From".

And as always, I finished off my creations by adding some yummy Gumdrops and lovely Divine Twine!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Close Knit Friends

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I once again have another fun card featuring the adorable mittens2stamp and patterns4mittens from  The Stamps of Life!!

I had so much fun with these stamp sets!!
So pretty! 

The large Merry Christmas in the inside is from the trees4Christmas stamp set!

TSOL Products Used:

Stamps:  mittens2stamp, patterns4mittens, trees4Christmas
Dies: Mitten Dies, Square Flip-Its #2
Ink: Licorice, Cranberry
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Artichoke, Happiness Collection
Misc.: Glitter, Wood Hearts, Strawberry and White Twine, Enamel Dots

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deepest Sympathy

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today I am on the Inspired By Stamping Blog!!

I believe, like many people, I struggle with Sympathy cards.  I never have liked making them, but unfortunately sometimes we have to.

When the Garden Roses stamp set was release this month, I thought what a wonderful set it would be to use to create an elegant and beautiful Sympathy card.

So I am going to share with you today a fun and quick Sympathy card.

I started by using my VersaMark ink to stamp the open view of the rose in my bottom right corner of my card three times and then used white embossing powder to cover it.  I heat set it with my heat tool!

I then grabbed my Distress Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade and a dauber, so that I could add some color to the edge of my paper.

I inked up the dauber and added the ink by first dabbing it on my scratch piece of paper and then bringing the color onto my main piece in a circular motion.
Continue to your liking!

At first I started out thinking I was going to use a pink ink, but decided on a yellow as I wanted the roses to be a little subtle in the background.

My finished Sympathy card:

I added the sweet "someone so special will never be forgotten" and "With Deepest Sympathy" from the Big Sympathy stamp set!

I love the slight size difference between the two sentiments.  As well as the fonts used!  Makes for a really nice flow in my opinion!

I then added some twine and some enamel dots to finish off my card!
I think it makes for a really elegant Sympathy card!  I tend to like to create clean and simple Sympathy cards, since the matter at heart is pretty huge and heavy.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to check out all of Inspired By Stamping's products!

Have a lovely day!