Monday, September 15, 2014

YNS After the Hop Party!

Hi all!  We’ve got more inspiration for you today!   My card uses a bunch of different new release products:



First I hand cut my own tag shapes from patterned paper and then stuck them down to another piece of PP.  Next I ran it through my diecut machine twice with the smallest of the Stitching Holes dies on the top of each of the tag shapes.  I handstitched a strand of purple embroidery floss through all the holes and stuck the ends down on the back with tape.

I stamped all the different sentiments from Ghostly Greetings with Versamark ink and covered with white embossing powder, then I stamped the spider web and spider from Halloween Cuties in the top left corner, drawing in the hanging thread with a pen.  Finally I stamped the candy corn and bat (also from the Cuties set) on white cardstock, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I added them both to the card with foam tape.  BTW, the face on the candy corn is from Fun Faces.

You can check out all the other After Party inspiration at the YNS Blog.  TFL!



Hi all!  Today I’m playing in the Waltzingmouse September Pajama Party.  Specifically Challenge 2 – Too Cute to Spook:


I made a little pillow box that can hold some little treats or a gift card or money.  I used the Gift Card Pillow Box die set from Your Next Stamp and the Boo and Friends stamp set from WMS.  I also used the matching Boo die set to cut out the ghost and the Vamp die set to cut out the speech bubble.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

YNS September New Release Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to our September New Release Blog Hop!

As the weather transitions to crisp mornings and the leaves start to fall from the trees, all of the YNS Design Team members are hard at work creating fabulous fall themed inspiration for you! We have a fun September lineup of stamps and dies for you this month. We know you are going to fall in love with the new dies and our harvest characters!!! If you love interactive cards, we have the perfect dies for you! Want to try splattering ink, but worried that it will look messy? Have no fear, our Ink Splatter stamp will solve that! Everything is available now in the YNS Store HERE.

The hop begins on Peggy's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Laura's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog September 18th.

*****And now for my projects*****

First up I have a simple card using a few of the new releases:


I stamped (twice) and colored the squirrel from Piles of Smiles with Copics.  I fussy cut around the whole image, and then cut again leaving out the tail.  I layered the body on the base with foam tape.  I cut a strip of Kraft cardstock and stamped in brown ink with the Woodgrain stamp.  Then I layered a scalloped strip of orange cardstock underneath the woodgrain and adhered it to the white panel.  I ran that whole panel through my diecut machine with one of the Stitching Holes dies and did a simple backstitch with some jute twine, leaving the ends a little long and tying knots to keep them from coming out.

Finally I cut a Stitched Fishtail Two tag, tied a little of the same jute twine at the top, and added the squirrel.  The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive ink.

For my second card, I have a spinning turkey!


I used the Large Spinner/Slider Die set and the Gobble Gobble stamp set.  And here’s a video introducing the dies and how I made the card:


You may have read that YNS is getting ready to launch a new website in October and discontinuing the Digital Stamps line. We'll also be retiring plenty of stamps so NOW is the time to stock up on your wishlists! Check out all the retiring stamps HERE.

Also, back by popular demand, all YNS Gumdrops will be on sale for for 25% off between September 14 to 18.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Tracy's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.  Happy hopping!

Friday, September 12, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!  Tomorrow is the Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop, so today I have a sneak peek of some of the product coming out:


Please excuse the weird lighting – I had a hard time getting a good shot.  And anyway, I think the funny shadows kind of lend a menacing tone to this Halloween card!

I used the new Halloween Cuties set, a sentiment from Ghostly Greetings and the Stitching Holes dies to make those string patterns on the corners.  The die set consists of a bunch of straight lines of stitching holes.  To make the holes for the string patterns on this card, I actually cut the same size die twice on each corner.

I also used the previously released 3D Banner Die Set.

Please check out the YNS Blog to see all the designers who have peeks to show you today and I hope you’ll stop back for the Hop tomorrow!