Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase – YNS

Hello everyone!  I’m up on Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing what I created for our new Designer Showcase!

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Our theme is Winter Wonderland!  My card is a bit unconventional!

Lets take a sneak peek:

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Stop on by Your Next Stamp Blog to see the full card and to get the tutorial on how to create this card.

YNS is generously giving away a $10 gift certificate to the store. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post on the YNS blog for a chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

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Happy Birthday Karen Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to help celebrate Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamps Birthday!!

She is turning 40 which is an awesome ago!! It means she is old enough to know what people think doesn’t matter and young enough to still be cool with to her kids!!  At least that is how I felt when I turned 40 back in April!!

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 Deborah‘s blog. 

To help her celebrate, I create a simple shaker card for her. Take a look:

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Working with Karen has been super fun.  Her stamps, dies, gumdrops and other products are totally amazing and cute. I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to work with her and for her.

Happy Birthday Karen and I hope you have an amazing day and many, many more super birthday.

What’s a blog hop without some fun!

Karen is offering the biggest discount ever in the YNS store for one day only in celebration of her 40th Birthday.   
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Here are the details:
1.  FREE Shipping will not apply during the 40% off sale. All orders that usually would be eligible for free shipping will have a flat rate of $10.00 applied to the order upon check out.
2.  The discount code MUST be applied during checkout – no refunds will be applied to orders placed without the code
3.   24 hour sale valid October 25, 2016 only – the sale ends at midnight EST .
4.  Discount is on in stock items only, no rain checks!
Now tell me that isn’t aweseome!!  Stop on by the YNS blog and wish Karen a Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
~Kymona

YNS Halloween Series – Designer Showcase Week

Hello everyone!! This week the design team is showcasing all different types of halloween projects!!  To see my fellow design team members work, head on over to the YNS Blog.

Take a look at my project:

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YNS Supplies: Scallop Topped Treat Bag, Happy Haunting Die Set

Other Supplies: Stampin’ Up! Witches Brew Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock

My daughter and I wanted to make some cute packages for her classmates for Halloween. So we used Your Next Stamp Scallop Topped Treat Bag and cut 25 bags out of some halloween pattern paper.

We scored, folded and taped the paper together to create the bag. Once the bag was put together, we added the candy to it. Then we used the Happy Haunting Die to cut out the ghost from Very Vanilla cardstock.

Each child’s name will be added to the ghost and then adhered to each bag.

Super nice and easy.  All of our halloween treats are ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS Birthday Project Showcase

Hello everyone!!  How are you enjoying Your Next Stamp month long Birthday Celebration?  I hope your having a blast!

This week the design team is is doing something special.  We are showcasing all different types of birthday projects!!  To see my fellow design team members work, head on over to the YNS Blog.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up so fast.  She will be 10 in a couple of weeks so we are getting ready for her big birthday.  So I decided to make a couple of favors for her friends.

Take a look:

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YNS Supplies: Bookmark/Tag Die Set, Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Happy Birthday YNS 2016

Other Supplies: Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Mini Misti, Hole Puncher, Brads, Fiskars Paper Crimper

Do you remember those sour cream packets?  Yes, I’m bringing them back again, LOL.  She is to young to know what these were used for in the past, so this will be fun when her friends get there hands on these.

Tell me these are the cutest favors you’ve seen today!!

Here’s how I created these:

  • I used the full sheet of pattern paper, which is 4.25 x 5.50.
  • Add the strong adhesive to the backside of the paper, only on three sides.
  • Then I took my time and roll the paper to met the long strip of adhesive on the other side.
  • After that, pinch one end together.
  • Fill the pouch with goodies.
  • Now close the open end opposite of how you closed the bottom end.  If you close them the same way, you will create a pouch that looks like the dark pink one, flat.

That’s it.  Nice, easy and perfect to repeat over and over.

Guess what!!

At the end of the week YNS is giving away a stamp set to one lucky person who leaves a comment on the YNS Blog.  The more days you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  You have until Saturday, August 20th to leave all of your comments.  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

Summer Fun with Your Next Stamp!!

Hello everyone!!  Its Feature Week on the YNS blog this week and the theme is Summer Fun!!  I LOVE the summer!!  It is the best time of the year for me.  The weather is fantastic and I get to stay outside and grill!!  Perfect for me!!

This week the Design Team has been challenged to create a project that is all about summer fun.  I wanted to used the Zero Calories stamp but wasn’t sure what to do.  As I was sitting at my desk, a new youtube video popped up in my cue and it was Nichol sharing how she created a watercolor card using a set of popsicles.  I couldn’t believe it.   I watched it and said yes, she gave me an idea.

Take a look:

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Inside of creating a card, I decided to create a postcard that could go right in the mail.  I too decided to watercolor my popsicles. I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers Primary and Brights to watercolor.  I’ve never used them in this way before so this was fun.

I simple stamped the images with Versamark ink and covered them with Clearsnap Colorbox® white embossing powder.

Then I heat set it.

After that was set, I used Tombow’s Dual Brush Markers to watercolor the popsicles.

Then I let the postcard air dried before attaching the happy die cut.  I adhered that die cut with liquid glue.

Then I realized I didn’t watercolor the sticks, so I went back in and watercolored around the die cut.

I added the gumdrops and that was that.

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This postcard is on it way to a friend.  I hope she likes it.

What do you think? Would you give this technique a try? I would love to hear from you below.

I’m all entering Virginia’s View Challenge!

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Supplies used:

ZeroCalories  Hot Pink Matte Tombow Markers BrightTombow Markers PrimaryHappy Everything DieHappy Everything  Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color Paper  Clearsnap white embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

5 Minute Teacher Appreciation Gifts – YNS

Hello everyone!! This week Your Next Stamp Design Team is show you how to create Teachers Appreciation Gifts for any teachers in your life.  May 3rd is Teacher Appreciation Day this year and I’m going to show you how to make a 5 minute Teacher Appreciation Gift.

Take a look at the gifts I created:

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I think these little boxes are the cutes thing.  They are even easier to create.

Here’s how:

  1. Use Stampin’ UP! Baker’s Box Thinlits Die to cut out two pieces out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock.
  2. Assembly the box according to the score lines.
  3. For box 1: Cut out 2×2 square pieces of pattern paper and adhere it to the four panels of the box.
  4. For box 2: Cut 13inches of ribbon and wrap it around the box, adhering it at the bottom of the box.
  5. For both boxes: Stamp the sentiment from Learning is Fun and the sentiment from Spectacular Teacher onto black card stock.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.
  6. Die cut each tag out and adhere them to the box using foam tape.
  7. Close Box 1 by string ribbon through the holes.

Nice and easy.  What do you think? What are you creating for the teachers in your life?  Please let me know below.

Supplies:

Baker's Box Neenah Desert Storm CS Learning is Fun Spectacular Teacher Recollections Black Heavyweight67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona