Posts By: Julie Elak

Fancy Folds with Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat

This week Ashley Abelson shares how to make a diamond fold card.

 

Topped by Rosie Rabbit, Ashley takes you step by step through creating this fun fold card.

 

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

YNS Supplies:  Rosie Rabbit Gift Stamp, Rosie Rabbit Gift Die Set, Washi Tape Die Set, YNS Birthday Girl 6×6 Paper Pad, YNS Spooky Cute 6×6 Paper Pad, YNS Spooky Cute Sparkly Gundrops, YNS Black Olive Ink

If you give the diamond fold a try be sure to share your card with us by tagging your photos with #yournextstamp!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #74 – More Inspiration

Challenge #74 is going on right now!   Have you played along?   The challenge is open through Thursday, October 12, 2017 at midnight EST.  Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #74 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

 

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors 

 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

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Martha

YNS Supplies:  Ooh La La | Ooh La La Die Set | Stripe-Tastic Rectangle Window Frame Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Premium Dye Ink Pad – Black Olive

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YNS Supplies: Halloween Pumpkins| Silly Monsters Incognito Two Star Panel DieBlack Olive Ink | Talk Bubbles and Arrows Dies

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Koren

YNS Supplies:  Halloween Phoebe | Stitched Rectangles | Batty Splatter | Black Olive Ink | Milk and Cookies Gumdrops

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 Susan

YNS Supplies: Fang-tastic Halloween

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***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #74 ends on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • 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.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge74”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge74” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge74” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


 

 

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Throwback Thursday – Happy Haunting

Ghosts, bats and a spider oh my!   The Happy Haunting die set has all those, plus a spiderweb!   With Halloween at the end of this month you may be looking for ideas for fun treats and spooky cards.   Scroll on down for some creations to get you in the Halloween spirit…

Happy Haunting Die Set

 

Happy Stamping!

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Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat – Fall Tags

This week Ashley Abelson shows that you can take any stamp set and turn it in to whatever season you need!

Ashley shares how she uses the stamp set Ooh La La and gives the macarons a seasonal flair with papers and colors fit for fall.

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

YNS Supplies:  Ooh La La Stamp, Ooh La La Die Set, Cool Tag One Die Set, YNS Fabulous Fall 6×6 Paper Pad, YNS Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops, YNS Enchanted Forest Gumdrops, YNS Firecracker Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink

So what stamp set will you be turning in to a fall set?   Share your creations with us by tagging your photos with #yournextstamp!

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Trio of Cuteness from Susie

Our September new release guest, Susie Moore, is back sharing a trio of cuteness!   Susie is sharing 3 cards featuring the critters from the Autumn Animals stamp set.   Consider yourself forewarned, Susie cards are adorable…try not to squeal as you scroll on down!

    

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Sketch and Color Challenge #73 Winners

What a challenge!    There were so many different takes on Challenge #73 – including fall and Christmas cards, plus cards sending everyday smiles.

The random winner of the main challenge is participant #53, Eva Scraps, with her take on the color combo.   Eva is the winner of a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

The winner of the social media challenge is Tricia Traxler who shared her creation on Instagram.  Tricia is the winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

Congratulations to both our winners!  Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site.


The Top Pick from the challenge is this card by Mindy Eggen.Mindy found patterned paper that matches the cow from the Funny Farm set perfectly.  With the black mats throughout tying the entire card together we couldn’t help but smile along with the cow.


Challenge #74 is up right now with a new sketch and color combination to choose from – play along for more chances to win!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Welcome October Guests Scarlet and Susan

We are starting October off with a big welcome to our guests for the month Susan Wuthrich and Scarlet Liu.   Get ready for some impressive clean and simple creations along with colorful and cute!  We know that both these ladies will be inspiring you all month long!

Scroll on down to learn more about each guest and check out their first official YNS creation as a guest.


Susan Wuthrich

Blog:  BlueFogStudio

I’m thrilled to be a guest designer at Your Next Stamp.  A little known fact about me is that I was born in Canada…a very small town near Alaska!  I’m thrilled to be able to support a Canadian stamp company!  I love the fun and whimsical stamps created by YNS…they just make me happy!


Scarlet Liu

IG: cnscarletliu

Hi all, my name is Quan, my friends call me Scarlet.  I come from a small town in Southern China, right now I live in Australia with my supportive family. I am a registered nurse by day and a card maker by night (after my 1.5-year-old son has gone to bed).  I discovered paper crafting after making table cards for my own wedding in 2013.  Since then it has become my biggest hobby. It is the best way for me to de-stress after a long day at work. I don’t have a particular style since I am always up for trying new things. I am so honoured to be a guest designer for YNS this month and thankful to the YNS team for giving me this opportunity.


We also have a couple of returning faces and a new one joining us for the new release…Kate Dykstra, Alicia Havranek, and Sherri Crawford!

Welcome everyone!

The October fun kicks off next Saturday, October 7th with the new release!   Get ready to hop along with us at 10 pm EST for a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Farewell to Our September Guests Ashlee and  Stéphanie

A huge thank you to Ashlee Bellinger and Stéphanie Beauchemin for joining us all month long!   Ashlee and Stéphanie shared creations for the new release, challenges and special posts.  They also shared extra inspiration in the form of cards and videos.  Thank you!!!

Let’s take a look back at a couple of our favorite creations from each of them!

 


Ashlee Bellinger

Blog:  Ashlee’s Creations


Stéphanie Beauchemin

Blog:  Miss Nice Road Scraps It!

 
 YNS Supplies:  All Aboard

We also want to thank Trina Pham and Susie Moore for joining in the September new release fun!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #74

Are you looking for a challenge?  How about a challenge that comes with a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate?!!!

Challenge #74 starts today, and is open through Thursday, October 12, 2017 at midnight EST.  

Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along and you may just win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #74 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

 

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors 

 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

***

Deborah

YNS Supplies: Happy Haunting die setWaddles Trick or Treat stamp for sentiment  | Spellbound GumdropsWashi Tape Die Set

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YNS Supplies:  Silly Birthday Monster Stamp Set | Silly Monster Birthday Die set | Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops | Stitched Rectangles die set | Washi Tape Die Set

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Laura

YNS Supplies:  Gardening Phoebe Stamp SetStitched Rectangles Die SetBlack Olive Ink Pad

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***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #74 ends on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • 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.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge74”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge74” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge74” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


 

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Throwback Thursday Fall of Color

It is the perfect time to put the Fall of Color stamp set in the spotlight.  Yes, it is the right season, but the good news is that Karen recently added a coordinating die set to the YNS store.

 

Fall of Color stamp set

 

Fall of Color coordinating die set

 

Normally we share a flash from the past with creations from the design team and guests from over the years, but Holly Endress was inspired to use Fall of Color in a new way!

Holly is sharing a video too, click here to view it on You Tube or click directly below:

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