Posts By: Julie Elak

Fun Fold Series – Day Nine

It is the final day of our Fun Fold Series and we are ending it with a bright and happy card from Kerri Michaud.

Kerri created an Easel Card with the Humming By stamp set.

YNS Supplies: Humming By Stamp and Die Set
Black Olive Ink 
Stitched Rectangle Frames Die Set 
Stitched Grass Die
Beach Day Die Set

The Stitched Rectangle Frames Die Set  creates the border around the top panel, which is held popped up by the Happy Birthday sentiment.

So, which fun folds are you ready to try yourself? Why not pull a fun fold in to your creation for our latest challenge, Sunshine and Smiles?!!

Happy Stamping!


Fun Fold Series – Day Eight

Meghan Kennihan is sharing her Shadowbox card today. It is something that you can go bananas over!

YNS Supplies: Monkey Fun Stamp Set

Meghan layers grass and the sentiment in front, with the monkey inside popped up on a hill.

Be sure to pick up the Monkey Fun stamp set now as it is being retired! The set is available at a great price in the YNS store.

Tomorrow is our last day of the fun fold series, with Kerri sharing her creation. See you back here!

Happy Stamping!


Fun Fold Series – Day Seven

It’s Karen Aicken’s turn and if you did not guess so already, Karen is the inspiration for this series. She is always surprising us with a new card fold!

Today, she is sharing a Pop & Flip card with the sweet deer from the Oh, Deer stamp set. She even has a video to see her card in action!

YNS Supplies:
Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Grass Edge Die
Oh, Deer
Oh, Deer die set
Stitched Puffy Clouds 
Black Olive Ink 

To ensure the deer flap stays down, Karen attached a hidden penny behind it.

Happy Stamping!


Challenge #161 – The Fun Continues

Challenge #161 is going on right now and with it comes the chance to win a YNS egift card.

Challenge #161 – Sunshine and Smiles

Create something that includes sunshine and/or smiles and then link it up at the bottom of this post. Enter by April 15, 2021 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

Before we get on to inspiration for the challenge, we have a winner to announce from last week’s comment to win challenge kickoff post. The randomly selected winner of a stamp set of their choice is…

Lory Krauter, who left a comment on FB. Congrats Lory, have fun stamping!


YNS Supplies: Photo Booth 
Photo Booth Polaroid with Piercing Marks Die 
Black Olive Ink 

Challenge Details:

  • YNS’ Challenge #161 ends on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • 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 an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Fun Fold Series – Day Six

For Day Six of our Fun Fold series, Sam Olden is taking inspiration from nature. Same created a beautiful Pop Up Shadow Box card with the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.

YNS Supplies: Beautiful Butterflies
Double Stitched Hills Die Set
Puffy Cloud Border Die Set
Fancy Thanks Die

The yellow butterfly is attached with an acetate strip to make it appear as if it is flying in the center of the card.

Look at the dimension Sam added to the thanks sentiment, to make it studier.

Happy Stamping!


Fun Fold Series – Day Four

Laura Nehring is sharing her fun fold card today!

Laura created a Stair Step card, with a scene featuring the cow from the Funny Farm Crew stamp set.

YNS Supplies: Funny Farm Crew Stamp Set
Funny Farm Crew Die Set
Stitched Heart Fence Die
Stitched Puffy Clouds Die
Chunky Grass Die
Mocha Ink Pad

The cardstock base was cut to 4.25″ x 10.5″. Scoring at 1.25″, 2.5″, 4.25″, 6″, and 8.25″.

This style card folds flat for mailing too!

More fun on the way tomorrow…

Happy Stamping!


Fun Fold Series – Day Three

It’s Julie Elak’s turn to share and she is adding a couple folds to her card today.

A Mini Bendi card is a fun way to create a scene. It allows dimension when the card is standing up and yet still folds flat for mailing.

YNS Supplies: Keepin’ It Reel stamp and die sets, Tiny Waves die set, Puffy Cloud Border die set

The center panel works as a dock, with the waves full of fish (and a shark below).

To make sure the fisherman was sturdy, Julie die cut out a second fisherman and sandwiched the dock between the 2 with liquid glue. She did the same with the fish on the end of the fishing pole, die cut a second fish and sandwiched the hook between the 2.

Are there any folds that you plan to try so far?

Happy Stamping!


Challenge #160 – Winner

We have a winner! Challenge #160 brought on pink and grey creations as well as some with stripes and circles. Thank you to everyone who played along.

Congrats and a $15.00 YNS egift card go to participant #13, I Luv Scrapping Too!!! Have fun shopping! Please use the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

The Top Pick from the challenge is this card by Amy of Sparkle and Shine Card Design. The colors from the inspiration photo shine through on her card!

YNS Supplies: Coffee Characters

We have a new challenge going on right now with more chances to win YNS Prizes! Why don’t you join in the fun?

Happy Stamping!


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