Did You Hear the News Shaker Card

Hello everyone!!  Did you hear the news?  I’m guest designing for Gerda Steiner Design this month!!  I’m super excited!!

I’m up on their blog showing you how I used the What’s New stamp set to make this cute shaker card:

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Stop on by Gerda Steiner Design blog to see the full card and tutorial.

Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Shaker Card – Sketch and Color Challenge #54

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #54 and my final post as a DT member.

I’ve been on this team for the past year and a half.  I had an amazing time. Karen has been amazing and her design are super cute and fun to work with.   I’ve made some great friend with my fellow design team members.  Deciding to step down was a hard decision to make but a much needed one for me.

I will continue to support Your Next Stamp and because a participant in these challenges, LOL!! That will be fun.

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

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take look at the sketch:

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For my last card, I went with my signature shaker card!  It was a must.  It’s my favorite technique and I used my favorite stamp set from 2016!

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YNS Supplies: Tweet News, Circles Die Set

Other Supplies: Bristol White Cardstock, Tombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Pencils, (Retired) Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until January 5, 2017 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Snowy Ornament: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of December.

I’m so sad to say that this is my last post as a CS Take It Make It Design Team member.  I want to thank Trish for the opportunity to be apart of this amazing design team since 2014!! This was one of my very first design teams and I’ve had a blast. It was a hard decision to step down but it’s time for me to focus on other things.

I hope all of you continue to play along with this challenge because its super fun. I will participate from time to time when I can.  Maybe I could win one of those fabulous prizes, LOL!!!

Well enough of this mushy talk, let’s get on with the challenge!

This month’s theme is Snow and Ice!!  Create a seasonal project or use lots of white products!  Think gesso, embossing paste, white paint, embossing powders and glitters. Just remember to include a rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!!

Take a look at my card:

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I went with some white and some snow!!  This WPlus9 Merry Ornament Shaker Die is so super cute and fun to play with.

To create this card, I die cute the shape out of the white cardstock. Then I used We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and We R Memory Keepers 4 x 6 Waterfall Photo Sleeves to create the shaker pocket. I added some Stampendous Shaved Ice into the pocket.  Then I added 3M Foam tape around the shaker pocket and to the perimeters of the white panel. I attached the white panel to the red card base to finish the card off.

Where is my stamping you ask?  It’s on the inside of my card.  The front was so pretty, I just couldn’t stamp on it so I added my stamping to the inside of my card!!

Take a look:

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I used Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings Stamp set for the inside of the card.

Nice and easy!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

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 December is: Craft Box!

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Prize: A Bundle of Goodies

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!!

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

Supplies used:

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Thanks again for all of your support and for stopping by!

~Kymona

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

CS Take It Make It: Stamping Huge Sentiments

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (TIMI)

I absolutely love this Mama Elephant Hello Friend Wishes stamp set!! The font is so pretty!!  Its the perfect sentiment that looks amazing all by itself.

I decided to create a shaker card!!  You know how much I love shaker cards.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean on a piece of card stock.
  2. Then stamp the Mama Elephant Hello Friend sentiment with Versamark Ink.
  3. Cover the stamped image with Colorbox White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  4. Cut the frame out of black heavyweight cardstock using Mama Elephant Framed Tags – Park Avenue – Creative Cuts.
  5. Using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, the We Re Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves and the Mama Elephant die to create the shaker pocket.  For the full tutorial, check out his post.
  6. Before sealing the shaker pocket fill it with Little Things Crystal Sparkly from Lucy’s Cards.
  7. Add some foam strips to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

Super pretty!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

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 July is: Calico Craft Parts!

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Prize:3 aperture ATB kits, 4 beach/nautical mini shape sheets,
seashell frame ATC blank, nautical shrine kit.

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!!

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

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge#22: All About Colors

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Supplies used:

Hello Friends Wishes  Colorbox White Embossing Powder FT-PARK-AVE-CC_largeCrystal Sparkly from Lucy's Cards  3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stoping by!!

~Kymona

YNS March Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Think Spring”!!  The DT created projects with Spring on our minds.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Creating this card was fun. Yayyy, I was able to create another shaker card this month.   What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by March 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona

Home Is Where the Heart Is Blog Hop // Right at Home January Release!!

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 first blog hop so you know we are full of delight.

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So without further ado, here are the cards I created for all of you:

Love youThis card was created with the Kiss Kiss stamp set!!

Here’s how I created this card:

Stamped hearts (RAH)

Cut Hearts (RAH)

  • Once the hearts dried, I stamped the small sentiments in the middle of each heart.
  • Then the sentiment was also stamped and then cut out using the Brother Scan and Cut.
  • The sentiment was adhered first using 3m foam tape.  I double the tape so that it stands higher then the hearts.
  • Once the sentiment was in place, it was easy to place the hearts behind it.
  • A few rhinestones were added and Clear Wink of Stella to finish the card off.

Super cool card for valentines day.  The person receiving this card would totally feel love!!

So what do you think? Are you ready for card number two?

Here you go:

Sweetheart be mine 3 (RAH)

I love how this card turned out!!  Shakers cards are my favorite, so how could I not create one for this hope!!

Check out the matching envelope:

Front:

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Back:

Sweetheart be mine (RAH)

I have to say, I love how this card turned out. I’m excited about this one.

Here is how I created it:

  • The card base was cut to a standard size A2 card.
  • The retired Stampin’ Up! DSP is the first card panel that was cut to the same size as the card base 4.25 by 5.50. It was adhered to the card base with Plus tape.
  • The outer card panel was cut to 3.25 by 5.50.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Kiss Kiss stamp set using Versafine Black Ink.
  • Then I embossed the card panel with the retired Stampin’ Up! Polka Dots embossing folder.
  • I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Pierced Heart STAX to cut out a heart in the front card panel and then to cut a separate heart out of black cardstock.
  • I created a heart shaker pocket to go behind the die card card panel. To see how I created the shaker pocket check out this post. I used the exclusive RAH and Pretty Pink Posh XOXO sequin mix for the shaker pocket.
  • Before adding the shaker pocket, I adhered the black die cut onto the card base right where the shaker pocket will be.
  • I adhered the shaker pocket to the back of the red card panel. I added pieces of foam tape onto the panel and then adhered it to the card base.
  • The envelope was created using We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board.
  • I used Right At Home Sending Love stamp set to stamp my sentiments on the envelope.

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

Guess what?  I have another card created using the Kiss Kiss stamp set.  That card will go live in a few hours so stay tune if your on the fence about these stamp sets!!

Now onto my super cool and talented design team member Holly 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:

Recollections White HeavyweightRecollections Black HeavyweightRAH xoxo stampPlus tapeBrother Scan and Cut2mft pierced heart staxOnyx Versafine InkRAH happymail 2envelope punch boardppp xoxo mix

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona