YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #34

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #33!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my card:

Total Sweetness (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Zero Calories Stamp Set, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch and the color photos? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until March 17rd, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

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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!!

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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.

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Supplies used:

Stripetastic Heart Scallop Treat Bag Die 2Tombow XtremeTombow Fastener Tabs

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #31

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #31!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

YNSSketch31

Take a look at my card:

Breathe (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Little Darling Archer, Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recollection White Cardstock, retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Versafine Black Ink, 3M Foam Tape, Tombow Stamp Runner

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until January 28th, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

All of the supplies are listed above!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Something Old, Something New

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!!

YNS-DARE-Badge

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 Something Old, Something New!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the January release.

Take a look at my card:

Hi there (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Puppy Love, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Retired Stampin’ Up! Photo Frame Die, Recollections White Card stock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink, Versafine Black Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Can you guess what’s old and what’s new?

For old, if you guessed, the DSP and the Photo Frame Die you are right!  Leaving the Puppy Love Stamp Set as the new item!

For this card, I stamped the heart randomly on the white card stock using the real red ink.  Then I cut a piece of the DSP a little smaller then the card base and adhered it to the card base with 3M foam tape.  After that I cut another piece of the DSP even smaller then the first one and attached that with foam tape. I stamped the heart and the sentiment using the real red ink and the Versamark ink. After that I adhered the frame and gumdrops.

There are plenty of steps but they are doable.

Tip: Stamp your image and sentiment before you adhere the DSP to the card front. 

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.

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Supplies used:

Puppy Love,jpgclear gumdrops small Recollections White HeavyweightReal Red Classic InkOnyx Versafine Ink 3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp December 2015 Sneak Peek

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

We are getting ready for our December 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:

Coffee Splats (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee Rings and Coffee..Right Meow!

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Ground Espresso, Recollection Black Cardstock

How many time have you sat your coffee down on your newspaper and/or papers and when you pick it up, these rings are left behind?  I’ve seen it time and time again.  I thought this card was so appropriate for individuals who this happens too.

For this card, I simple sponged the DSP with Vintage Photo and stamped my rings and sentiment with Ground Espresso Ink.

Ink blending (YNS)

Then I adhered the DSP to the front of the black cardstock.

Super simple and easy!!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the December 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink 3 Distress ink mini 14Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Hello….

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #91!  The sketch artist is N@Ali and her sketch is right up my alley, Clean and Simple!

Take a look at her sketch:

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I’m also here with Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes.

Anything Goes PSS FINAL

When I saw this sketch, I wanted to add a butterfly to my card because I love butterflies and they look so pretty on simple cards.

I decided against it because earlier this week I said I was going to start using things in my craft corner that I hardly or never use, so that is what I did.

Take a look at my card:

HelloFlower

This card was pretty easy to create.  I love these colors, they are so pretty.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss cardstock to a A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50)

2. I cut a 1′ stripe of Stampin’ Up! Moonlight DSP and flagged the end.  I adhered it to my card front using Fuse Fast Adhesive.

3. I cut out two flowers using Stampin’ Up! Blossom Punch out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock and Moonlight DSP.  I adhered the flowers on top of one another catty-corner so you could see both of them using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

4.  I also cut out 4 “hello’s” using Technique Tuesdays Say It-Hello die out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock.  I adhered to my card base using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

5.  Something was missing so I added Stampin’ Up! Vintage Faceted Button to the center of the flower.

6. I then added a retired Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone to the center of that button for added interest.  I used the Hello Honey marker to color the rhinestone. I rounded the corners.

7. My daughter said my card wasn’t complete without some Clear Wink of Stella on the word hello.  So I added that, lol.

So what do you think?  Please let me know down below.

 

Supplies used:

Blackberry Bliss CSMoonlight DSP Stack Fuse Fast Adhesive Blossom Punch Hello Honey CSNew Color Insert - Small - Portrait- FrontVintage Faceted ButtonsIn Color MarkersWink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Holiday Card Workshop Day 2 – Die Cutting for Holiday Cards

Hello everyone,

I know I’m out of order with my cards but it is okay with me. Today’s card we had to use our die cutting machines to create our holiday cards.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, then I remembered seeing a card using our new festive flurry dies and I wanted to try it.  The card I saw was made by Erica Cerwin, a fellow demonstrator.  I recreated her card with my own spin on it.  It came out really nice.  Here it is:

SnowflakesSnowflake no ribbon 2 Snowflake Cards

 

This card is loaded with layers which gives it such a complex look but it is quite simple.  I had fun making this card.  No stamping required!!!

Card Size: 5 x 5

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730), Winter Frost Specialty DSP (132341) and Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Tools: Big Shot (113439) and Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (132193)

Accessories: Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Frosted Finishes Embellishment (132150), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) and Silver 1/8″ ribbon (132137)

I hope you like my card today!

Happy Stampin!!!