October Feature Day – Techniques – Comment to Win!


Blending, paper piecing, and water coloring are just a few of the paper crafting techniques we have to share with you today.  It is  Feature Day, an exciting day for us because it is an opportunity for the design team to share creations using all the YNS products available in the store.   It is also an exciting day your you, because you have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Be entered in a drawing to win a stamp set of your choice simply by leaving a comment on this post!

You have until October 24th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on October 26th.

So are you ready to find out which designer likes to smoosh? Or which ones like to create a scene? Each designer has selected their favorite technique and they are sharing it with you right now!


Kymona‘s fave is creating shaker cards and tags happy-halloween-shaker-tag-yns


Martha  enjoys creating a scenefinal-%283%29
Ruby, October Guest Designer, with ink blending_dsc0012
Tricia, October Guest Designer, with her fave, water coloring with distress markers and heat embossingynstriciagretchen

YNS Supplies: Gretchen and Owl stamp set


Kendra likes to shake it up!yns_ksand_oct22


 Tracy with multicolored die cuttingdtynsoct1819

YNS Supplies:  Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set | Scripts Holiday Words die | Scallop Circle Die | Stitching Mark Circle Die set | Circle Die set | Wonky Scallop Edge Die


Julie‘s favorite technique is paper piecingtech-featureYNS Supplies: Halloween Phoebe stamp set |  Halloween Phoebe Die Set

Dian enjoys making backgrounds using the water color smooshing techniqueyns-sept-2016-3
Laura‘s fave is also paper piecing supersweetln

YNS Supplies:  Fruity Fun Stamp Set | Cool Tag Banner Sentiments  |  Stitched Rectangle Die set


Deborah likes to create a scene with stamps and dieshave-a-blast_sm

YNS Supplies: Blast Off stamp and die sets | Snowfall Panel die | Silver Sparkle gumdrops

Sue‘s favorite technique is paper piecing using diesfeatureday-octedited-sueth

Contest ends October 24th at midnight EST. We’ll announce the winner on October 26th.


So what is your favorite technique?   Be sure to leave a comment before you leave.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!




  1. 1
    Amanda Butler says:

    These are fantastic! What great ideas! Thanks

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    Felicita says:

    Woozer….. these are such beautiful designs by the entire design team it’s hard to choose one technique when you like them all……..

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    What great examples — how talented your designers are and how fabulous your stamps are! I guess my favorite technique would be creating a scene. Thanks for giving us the chance to win stamp set!

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    Indy says:

    Fabulous projects! Love seeing all the different styles and all the amazing stamps!

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    Louise says:

    All fantastic, bur my favorite are the ink backgrounds that Holly and Ruby created.

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    Louise says:

    All fantastic, but my favorite are the ink backgrounds that Holly and Ruby created.

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    My favorite is the card that Tricia created with the little girl and the owl.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Danielle Dietz says:

    It is hard to pick a favorite technique! If I have to choose I would say watercoloring with distress markers. All of the cards and techniques are fabulous. Love all the inspiration we see daily from you gals. 🙂

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh wow! All these creations are amazing!!!
    My favorite is the tag that Kymona created! I love so much shaker cards and tags!!!

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    Marilyn says:

    Awesome projects designers!! Hard to pick just one style because they are all good!

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    All these projects are fabulous! I enjoy so many techniques, it’s hard to choose just one. I probably create scenes the most so I’ll go with that as my favorite. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Debbie Hayslette says:

    Awesome cards! Love the water coloring with the distress markers.

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    lisa808 says:

    Thanks for the fun inspiration. I like making shaker cards and also embossing.

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    Andrea1702 says:

    Wonderful cards and inspiration by the designers! I see some techniques I need to try. Thanks for the chance to win one of your fabulous stamps!

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    Nancy Ward says:

    Such a gorgeous group of cards! Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win! My favorite technique is heat embossing!

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    Trina P. says:

    Great cards. My favorite technique is masking, but if I had to choose from the ones featured above, I would have to say creating a scene.

  17. 17

    Stunning, gorgeous and adorable inspiration projects! Wow!

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    Renae says:

    I don’t really have a favorite technique. Beautiful cards/tag.

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    Elise S. says:

    Cute cards! I especially love the Halloween shaker tag. My favorite technique? I enjoy watercoloring and ink blending.

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    Becca Yahrling says:

    Lots of eye candy here! I love making shakers, they’re so much fun!

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Such beautiful cards and tag by your talented DT! I enjoyed seeing what everyone’s favourite technique/type of card is! My favourite is scene cards and also shakers so mine are the same as some of your team! I really enjoyed seeing these! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Anna Starr says:

    These are all so cute!

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    Teresa Doyle says:

    WOWZERS! A great job ladies! This is a hard question as I am a bit of a technique junkie! I love tags so much and Kymona’s is THE best. However, I love making scenes, shakers and distressing backgrounds (just to name a few!)
    I totally enjoyed this particular hop as I not only got to see many different techniques but I got to see more of the YNS stamps & dies in action!

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    I love to paper piece….but my favorite card is Tricia’s. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Amy Cooley says:

    So many fabulous ideas! The clear shaker tag really caught my eye!

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    Sue D says:

    It was nice seeing everyone’s favorite techniques. Mine is paper piecing.

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    Annie Rose says:

    These are all so cute! I love combining all of these techniques. 🙂

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    DONNA BAKER says:

    All the cards and projects were Beautiful. Just enjoy all shaker techniques . Enjoyed most the Halloween shaker tag by Kymona. Never thought about using dies and the fuse tool to make a stand alone shaker tag, these would be perfect for personalized luggage tags, book bags, etc.

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    Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    They are all just BEAUTIFUL!! Tons of cuteness!! The shaker tag is so cute!!
    Awesome job ladies!!

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    Isabelle says:

    Your DT is a great team ! It’s good you did not ask us to choose our favorite card. They are all awesome.

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    Cheryl Hames says:

    Hoping to win my first stamping set. Would love to learn to make all these amazing things!

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    ionabunny says:

    Lovely colourful projects. Love the rockstar. Hugz

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    Dorothy S says:

    What great inspiration! Do I have to choose a favorite technique? Well, maybe paper piecing – but it depends on the situation!

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    Pam L says:

    Oh my, so many great projects with different favorite techniques!! I don’t know what my favorite technique is, I’m an eclectic crafter, and enjoy them all!

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    Allison Cope says:

    Amazing projects everyone! Love all the fun scenes and interactive elements. Awesome inspiration!

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    Trina Flynn says:

    The Team did an amazing job creating their projects. My personal go to technique is creating shakers and making a scene.

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    Jane Z. says:

    Such amazing cards by the entire design team! Great job gals!!! I love the watercolouring smooching and paper piecing techniques…these are sooooo cool to use on many different cards! The shaker technique is pretty awesome too and I love to heat emboss my images before colouring. Too many wonderful techniques to have just one favourite! Thanks for all the inspiration! 🙂

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    MaryAnn N says:

    Gorgeous cards.

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    Cebelica says:

    So many great techniques. Awesome inspiration by the design team.
    I think my favourite technique is embossing, but I am really into stenciling right now too.

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    Jamie Mays says:

    I like the ink blending and the shaker tags!

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    Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful DT technique examples, my favorite is smooshing: I love the loose watercolor look and it’s so much fun to do! Thanks for the awesome inspiration to try different techniques.

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    Marie Flayer says:

    Wonderful cards! My favorite DT technique is Paper Piecing.
    🙂 Marie

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    Chark says:

    love these! Gotta be smooshing with watercolor!

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    FeM says:

    Wow awesome projects. I’m definitely inspired.

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    Deidra says:

    Tonight was my first time on the YNS blog. What a sensational inspirational collection of techniques and artistry in this blog post. I foresee that “multicolored die cutting” will become my next long term “go to” technique. Not only will this technique enhance my cards, but it will also be a “scrap buster”.

  46. 46

    awesome projects designers.i like shaker cards they,re so mush fun.

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    Cynthia says:

    Sue’s paper pieced coffee cup is adorable. It is one of my favorite techniques.

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    Lynn W says:

    I just love all of these cards and wish I cold create like so many of your designers. My favourite has to be the little snowman as I just love snowmen and would love to have this stamp set to make this years Christmas cards with. Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful stamp sets!!!

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    Amy S says:

    This is inspiring to showcase so many techniques together. Thank you.

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    Melanie says:

    OMG, these cards are just adorable. Love the creativity. Thanks!

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    Wendy says:

    I love creating smoosh backgrounds! Super cute cards from the DT!

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    Deb Kaste says:

    Oh my gosh, what adorable projects. The DT did amazing things with the stamps and dies. My favorite has to be Tracy’s multicolored die cutting. Just one word sums it all up….WOW!

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    Patty Eifert says:

    Awesome cards!! My favorite at the moment is ink blending & heat embossing!

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    Nicole says:

    Fabulous cards by the DT! Wow, so much inspiration! I love many techniques but ink smooshing is maybe my favorite one ?
    Have a happy day!

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    Sandi R says:

    Such cute card I love the colors used on the snowman card

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    Lisa Lara says:

    SQUEE such awesome DT projects girls.

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    Cheri Burry says:

    You have the best Design Team! Always awesome cards and designs! My favourite technique is also paper piecing!

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    Mai sharara says:

    All these tech. Is so fun and creative. My favourite is watercolouring and shakers.

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    Snazzy JJ says:

    All of these cards are so cute and so many great techniques. Fabulous!

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    Dianne says:

    Enjoyed seeing the different techniques. Mine would be paper piecing!

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    Violet Rose says:

    Love all the cards!! I’d love to try all the techniques!! Thank you!

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    Marilyn Webb says:

    Wow, amazing creations from your designers!! I would have to say my favorite techniques are shaker cards and scenes! Thanks for a chance to win a favorite stamp set!

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    Wow! All of the creations are wonderful! The one that I’m going to CASE today is the darling see through tag! So cute!!!

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    Cheryl Bux says:

    It’s always great to see what all the designers come up with – I really can’t pick favourite! I’m anxiously awaiting my order. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald says:

    Wow! awesome ideas! I love them all! The tags idea reminds me that I need to finally try using my Fuse tool!! Maybe this will push me to do it! But all very inspiring ideas!
    I can’t wait to try them!

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    Tracey Jean says:

    I love to experiment, but my favourite technique is heat embossing. I just love watching the powder melt…

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    Shauna Pester says:

    I love watercolor techniques but love lots of others too. Been doing shaker cards and it’s so fun! I love your stamps. Placed my first order and can’t wait to get them! So fun!

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    Keri Postma says:

    I love all these examples of cards with different techniques. I have yet to try a shaker card so that is my next challenge. Thanks for all the ideas!!

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wonderful collection of techniques. My favourites are inlaid dies and water colouring with distress inks.

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    Lynn R says:

    What beautiful creations!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    I’m going to go get stampy now!! 🙂

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    Kara says:

    My favorite is shaker cards! What great projects the design team has come up with!

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    Fawn says:

    Shaker is my favorite! I try to do ink smoothing and I massively fail EVERY time. . . . . .

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    Elaine May says:

    Love be distress ink backgrounds

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    D Carroll says:

    I love learning techniques, your stamp images will be great for showcasing them.

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    Sue McNeill says:

    I love embossing with folders. First visit to your site. I’ll be back for sure!

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    Kristi H. says:

    So cute inspiration! My favorite technique is die cutting, followed closely by creating a scene, but I just love Dian’s watercolor smoothing card!

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    Rachel A says:

    Wow! All of these are amazing! It’s hard to pick a favorite!

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