Your Next Stamp DT Dare- Paint the town red

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Paint the town red!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the February release.  I went with a new die for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Heart Gift bags (YNS)

To create this little gift bags, I die cut once for each bag.  The beauty of this die is you only need one piece of paper.

I die cut a piece of retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, folded the score lines added some Tombow Extreme Adhesive and assembly the bag.

I cut a piece of Tombow Fastener Tabs to create a closure for the bag.

I added the small white heart to the cover of the bag to finish it off.

I thought about stamping a sentiment but changed my mind.  They look nice just as they are.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Stripetastic Heart Scallop Treat Bag Die 2Tombow XtremeTombow Fastener Tabs

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CASology 184 – Valentine

Third Post for today
If your looking for So Suzy Stamps post, click here
If your looking for Right At Home post, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!  

This week’s cue card is:

Week 184 - Valentine

Take a look at my card:

Love you (CAS)

Any valentine would love to receive this card. Its super clean and simple.

Its a one layer card that was created with two die cuts and some inking.

I used Your Next Stamp Stripe-tastic Heart Die set to create the heart pattern on the card front.

Then I used my new Clarity Stencils Brushes and Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to add color to the actually card base.

I attached the front card panel with Tombow Extreme Adhesive to the card base creating a one layer card.

To add a sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Love You Die to die cut two for added dimension.

To adhered them down, I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhered them together and down on the card base.

All done!!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Uniko Studio.


Supplies used:

Stripetastic Heart Clarity BrushesPicked RaspberryTombow XtremeSSS Love you dieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveRecollections White Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Right At Home Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m excited to be here with you today to share some amazing projects created for the Home is Where the Heart is Blog Hop!!  This is the design team second blog hop and we are delight to full you with inspiration.


The new Let Love Grow and Hoppy Easter stamp sets are so cute and playful.  I used both to create my two tags.

Take a look:


I just love these little tags.  They are perfect for any Spring/Easter gift.

Here’s how I created them:

Tag 2 (RAH)

  • To create the shaker pocket, I used the fuse tool and the tag die to make sure the pocket fits neatly behind the outside die. For a full tutorial on how to do that please click here.
  • Once the pocket is ready, I added the clear Lily Flower Sequins and sealed it up.
  • All of the pieces were adhered together using 3M Foam tape.

tag (RAH)

  • The bunny and eggs were placed on the front of the bigger tag.
  • White twine was added to the top of the tag to finish it off.

So tell me what you think? I can’t wait to hear what you think of these tiny tags!

Now onto my super cool and talented design team member Yuki to see what she has in store for you!!  You will not be disappointed!!

What is a blog hop without a great giveaway!! Here are the rules: Leave a comment on all of the blogs participating in this hop for a chance to win a great prize.  That’s it, super simple and easy!!

Supplies used:

mft tag builder blueprints 4 mft homespun ginghamRecollections White Heavyweightlily flower sequins3M Double Coated Foam TapeMFT Hybrid Black InkLF Celery Stick InkLF Sunflower InkFaber-Castell Polychromos PencilsGambsolMini Mistieaster-stampgarden stamp

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Our Next Stamp February 2016 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Kendra‘s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Tracy’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Celebrate Sweetness stamp set! I showcased that card yesterday during the sneak peek.  If you didn’t see it here it is.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  For this first set, I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

Your the cream (YNS)

Coffee is the boss (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee is the Boss

Other Supplies: Copic Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Creating this cards was super simple.  I used my Mini Misti and laid all of the stamps on the front of the card and stamped at one time. Super simple and super easy.  Then I just took a Copic marker and a Polychromous pencil and colored the images in.  I added the rhinestones and Clear Wink of Stella to finish the card off.

Note: For the second card, I masked off the mug to stamp the coffee ring under the mug.

My third card:

Have a sweet day (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Sugar Rush, Black Gumdrops, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Copic Markers, Recollection White Cardstock, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, 3M Foam Adhesive

This card was also easy to create.  I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to die cut the rectangular card panel out of the white cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment and lollipops using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink because I colored the images with Copic Markers.  After that I added the black gumdrop to the bottom of the lollipop stick.  To adhered the card panel to the card base, I used 3M Foam adhesive.  To finish the card off, I added two clear gumdrops on opposite sides of the white card panel.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on February 10th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Thanks for stopping by!!


Your Next Stamp February 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our February Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Celebrate Sweetness (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Celebrate Sweetness Stamp Set and Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Versafine Black Ink, Copic MarkersWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Recollection White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Clear Wink of Stella

To create this card, masking was key.  I stamped the weight then masked it off and stamped the bag that holds the bag, so that it looks like it really sitting in the weight.

After that I stamped the candy in the bag and the sentiment at the bottom.

I colored the images with Copic Markers: R46, R32, R20, C1, C3.

I added the gumdrops and clear wink of stella to finish the card off.

Nice and easy!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the February 2016 Release Hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (TIMI)

I am in love with this card!  I love how stamped image looks on top of the text paper.  Beautiful.  I have to try this technique again.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut my card base out of Recollection Black Cardstock.
  2. Then I cut retired Stampin’ Up! DSP to the size of the card base.
  3. After that I stamped Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy hello sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. Then I used the huge flower from Simon Say Stamp/Winnie and Walter Big Bloom Stamp set.
  5. I used one Copic R46 marker to color the flower in.
  6. To add color to the DSP, I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo to add color to the edges of the card.
  7. To finish the card off, I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for January: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightBig Bold HappyVintage Photo Distress InkBlack Gumdrops MFT Hybrid Black Ink


Thanks for stopping by!