Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Sparkle and Shine

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 Sparkle and Shine!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.

Take a look at my project:

Hoppy Holidays (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles – Hoppy Holidays, Sprinkles – Hoppy Holidays Die Set, Stitched Fishtail Tags Two Die Set

Other Supplies: Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Simon Say Stamps Falling Snow Stencil, Random Ribbon, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy, Clear Wink of Stella 

Here is how I created these tags:

I simple die cut the Stitched Fisthtails Tags Two Dies out of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.  Then I covered them with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and added the Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to them. Then I sprinkled some Ranger Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the paste before it dried.

Hoppy Holiday 2 (YNS)

You can see it somewhat in this photo, on the snow.

Then I stamped my trees from the Sprinkles – Hoppy Holiday Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and used Distress inks to watercolor the image.  Once it dried I used the Sprinkles – Hoppy Holiday Die set and cut them out.  I added Clear Wink of Stella on top of the trees for some shine.  I used foam tape to adhere them to the tags.  Once everything was put together I stamped my sentiment using the same ink and added my ribbon.

Super simple and easy.

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

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Supplies used:

Sprinkles-Hoppy Holidays Sprinkles - Hoppy Holiday Die Stitched Fishtails Two Die Embossing PasteSSS Falling SnowDistress Glitter Neenah Desert Storm CS Distress ink mini 2Distress mini ink kit 1Distress Ink Mini 14Distress Ink Mini 6Wink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Not A Christmas Stamp…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our November Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Christmas Images using Non Christmas Stamps!!  This was a really fun technique.  I had to really shop my stash to see what stamps I have that I could use for this.

This is my first time attempting this technique and I really enjoyed it.  What was even cooler, I’m currently taking the new Holiday Card Workshop Online Card Class and Jennifer McGuire showed us how to create a card using different stamps that really wasn’t their intended purpose.

Take a look at my card:

BelieveFor this technique, you use a stamp that is NOT a Christmas image and use it to make an image that IS Christmas themed.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Love This circle stamp to create my card.

2. I randomly stamped the solid circle using Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler  and retired Gumball Green Ink.

3. For the empty space, I used Papertrey Ink’s Building Blocks star and heart to fill the space in, using the same ink colors.

4. I stamped the star from Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Notes with Versamark Ink and embossed it using Ranger Silver embossing powder.

5. I drew the stump free hand and used my Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Marker.

6. I stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up! Good Greetings Stamp set that was given to me as a gift.

7.  I added some sequin from my Simon Says Stamp November Kit.

That’s all it took.  I love how it came out.

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by The Artistic Stamper.


The Artistic Stamper is a shop full to bursting with fabulous stamps, stash and ideas galore!

The prize this month is this set of stamps.


I love these border stamps!!

PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, a fab set of stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?! Please join us this month.

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


Supplies used:

SSS Love ThisCherry Cobbler InkGumball Green InkBuilding Blocks Stamp Set Lunch Box Stamp SetVersaMarkRanger Silver Embossing PowderEarly Espresso MarkerStampin Up! Good GreetingSSS November Card Kit

Before I go, I want to enter this card into the card gallery for my Holiday Card Workshop Online Card Class.  My first homework!  Yeah!!


Thank you for stopping by!!