Posts By: Julie Elak

They’re Back!

Parrots two days in a row! Today we get to learn a little more about Karen Akesdotter. Scroll on down to see parrots and to find out Karen’s favorites!

It’s me, Karin from Peppermint Patty’s Papercraft here to share something using my favorites. This was an easy choice for me. I just had to make something with the parrots from Parrot-dise! I think they are so fun, cute and awesome and I just LOVE to color them!

Another thing that you might have noticed as I’ve shared my YNS cards here this month, is that I love to ink my backgrounds. I also like to create my own stencils. Here I simply cut some different sized circles spread out on a piece of plastic sheet to use to add a bit more interest to my inked background. The distress colors I used are Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. For even more texture/interest I added some gold stars – the larger stars are from the Photo Booth Panel.  The sentiment is from the new Dancing Dragonflies set. The parrots are colored using copic markers. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, if you want to see what other favorites I use for my crafting you can visit my Instagram here: @peppermintpatty42 .

Wishing You a Beautiful day, lots of love, Karin


Challenge #122 Winner!

We have a winner and a top pick to announce from Challenge #122 – Celebrations.

Thank you to everyone who played along and celebrated with us!

The randomly selected winner from the challenge is participant #6, SmilynStef!!! Congratulations! You receive a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate, plus an additional $5.00 for including YNS products on your entry. Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Now on to the Top Pick from the challenge.

Mugdha’s card is full of clouds, color and the cute parrots from Parrot-ise.

Stenciled clouds, vellum clouds and card stock clouds are layered together to create the perfect backdrop for the parrots. We are ready to celebrate!

Challenge #123 is going on right now with another opportunity to win. Join in the FUN!

Happy Stamping!


I Spy YNS Saturday – OMG

We have been in a celebration frame of mind and it is oh so much fun! We spied a Birthday card on IG this week and knew that it was the perfect way to keep on partying!

Rajni Chawla’s card is adorable and features some of our favorite Silly Monsters. With the trio of monsters and that huge shaker balloon, this is one fun card!

Find more of Rajni’s creations in her gallery on IG @rajnichawla69.

Happy Stamping!


Fun Friday Challenge #123 – Comment to Win!

Are you ready for some fun? We are starting a new challenge and we want to know what you find fun!

Now on to the giveaway…

1 – Would you like to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by September 25th to be entered in the random drawing.

and the challenge…

2 – Would you like to win a YNS store gift certificate? Play along with the challenge!

Challenge #123 – Just for Fun

Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by September 26th 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.


It’s so fun to make tags!


Its so much fun going to coffee with friends!


I find it fun creating cute packages like this!! 

Karin, September Guest

I thought there is nothing that beats fun birthday celebrations. And the new stamps from Silly Fun Birthday are just perfect for creating fun birthday cards! I absolutely ADORE this fun dog! 

YNS Supplies: Silly Fun Birthday, Card Buddies (presents)


It’s fun to make and send birthday cards.  It makes people happy!! And playing with patterned paper is a plus!


Reading is fun!!

  • YNS’ challenge #123 ends on Thursday, September 26, 2019, 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


Birthday Fun Continues with Stamp Create Repeat

Ashley Abelson  is sharing more inspiration from the September release with tag featuring Silly Fun Birthday!

Ashley pairs up the cute critters with patterned paper from the Birthday Boy paper pad.

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies:

Happy Stamping!


September Celebration Winners!

The best part of celebrating? Announcing winners! Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun and left comments during our September New Release previews!

Congratulations go to each of the following lucky commenters who win the YNS item listed:

Day 1 – Birthday Song – craftedbymirella who left this comment on IG:

Day 1 – Birthday Surprises – Kelly Kennedy who wrote:

Day 2 – Gumdrops – Donna Rudy who left this comment on the YNS Blog:

Day 3 – New Die Set of choice – Dana M with this comment:

Day 4 – Dancing Dragonflies – Denise Morgans who liked Anita’s card:

Day 4 – Fabulous Feathers – Teri Spracklin who loves the birds (you won the perfect set!):

Day 5 – Latte Happy Vibes – Pixelnauts who left this comment on IG:

Day 6 – Make it Rain – Slimcards who wrote;

Day 6 – Make Some Noise – Kirsty who left this comment on the YNS blog:

Day 7 – Circle Bursts – Sharon Brand who wrote:

Day 7 – Silly Birthday Fun – Maria Giselle who sent congrats:

Are you one of the lucky winners??? Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Congratulations and Happy Stamping!


I Spy YNS Saturday – Can You Say ADORABLE?!

This week we spied one of the cutest and most creative uses for the Card Buddies stamp sets!

Lena on IG shared these adorable little treat holders topped by layered tags featuring the critters from Card Buddies.

Find more of Lena’s creations on IG where she goes by @paulinski_diy.

We definitely want to get invited to a party with favors like these!

Happy Stamping


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