Ushii’s Christmas Cookie Jar

Today, we are sharing a final Christmas project from guest Ushii! Yesterday, we mentioned that we may have saved the best project for last. All of Ushii’s creations are amazing, but this one is beyond amazing!

Follow Ushii on Instagram (@ushiilandia), FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or her blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish)


This project was on my “To-do” list for almost two years! I had an old cookie jar with a music box and wanted to create my own Christmas scene on it. When I saw the Santa Express and the Santa Express Train Carts stamp sets I knew I wanted to use them for this project! Then, the Santa Express Train Carts Two set was released – you guessed it, I just had to have it too, of course!

It was so much fun to stamp all these images and color them, you know? I adhered them to my background and decided I need some more sweetness 😀 That is when I added in my favourite birds from the Holiday Wreaths set and reindeer from the Santa’s Magical Sleigh set.

I’m really happy with the result – this cookie jar will decorate my home for Christmas for sure!

Want to see the cookie jar in motion? Be sure to visit Ushii’s YouTube as she has a video of her musical cookie jar!

 Santa Express 


So are you baking cookies, singing carols and ready to start your Christmas crafting?

Thank you Ushii for inspiring us all! From cards, to a 3D project that is sure to be loved by your family!

Happy Stamping!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year with Ushii

Our July guest, Ushii, is back with more Christmas inspiration. After today’s project you may just find yourself craving hot chocolate as you hum a Christmas carol.

Follow Ushii on Instagram (@ushiilandia), FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or her blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish)


Do you like gingerbread cookies? I love (and bake) them a lot! And I love creating cards with them, too 🙂 So I fell in love with the Sweet Holiday Greetings set, of course!

It’s so easy to create a joyful and sweet card with this set, isn’t it? This mug is just awesome! Every time I look at it, I want to drink some cocoa 😀

The sentiment is from the Santa Express Train Carts set, and a peppermint candy is from the Santa Express set.

Sweet Holiday Greetings set


Ushii is back with her final Christmas project tomorrow. We may have saved the best for last!

Happy Stamping!

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Christmas in July with Ushii

Today we are welcoming back frequent guest Ushii! This time around, Ushii is getting us ready for the holidays with a few Christmas projects! The phrase Christmas in July is a popular one and with creations from Ushii, there is amazing inspiration guaranteed!

I’m Ushii and I’m super excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp! 
Who am I? A crafty girl, trying to find a happiness in every moment of life  I live in Poland and I’m an architect. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved to design, create, alter, paint, sew something… Ten years ago I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking with all the colorful papers, embellishments and cute stamps – and I fell in love! I usually have five ideas at the same time, I love to try new techniques, new things and visit new places … and besides, I love good company, good wine and good books  
My favorite tools are Copics, Zig Clean Color markers and watercolors, as I love coloring stamps! But I like funny dies and stencils a lot, too. My projects are usually sweet, colorful and joyful.

You can follow me on my Instagram (@ushiilandia), my FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or meet me at my blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish)


There’s no place like home for the holidays!

This card is a combination of a few stamp sets. I used the beautiful door stamp from the Deck the Halls set and created a snowy scene with some stamps from two other sets. The snowman is from the Santa Express Train Carts set and the birds are from the Holiday Wreaths set. I must admit I love these birds and use them a lot in non-Christmas cards!

I stamped everything with a very light ink and colored it with the no-line technique. To add dimension, I adhered some parts of the door and other card elements with 3d foam tape. At the end, I stamped the sentiment from the Home for the Holidays set and added white paint splatters to make my card look like winter with snow.

YNS Supplies: Deck the Halls set , Santa Express Train Carts set and the Holiday Wreaths set

Deck the Halls set

Stop back tomorrow for more Christmas inspiration from Ushii.

Happy Stamping!

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Challenge #142 – Winner

Thank you so much for playing along with challenge #142 – How Does your garden grow? It seems like you all have beautiful gardens!

The randomly selected winner is participant #24, Karthikha! Congratulations, you receive a $15.00 egift card to the YNS Store. Please use the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

The Top Pick from the challenge combined a number of YNS sets on one card. The honor goes to Tamara Barnes!

Tamara’s garden is colorful, full of flowers and full of critters. That’s Bluebell Bunny among the cuties from Friendship Fence. I know there are bunnies in my own garden too!

Join in Challenge #143 right now – we are looking for blocks!

Happy Stamping!

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Chicks

Those sweet chicks are at it again. This time we spied them on a card created by Mugdha Gujarathi!

The beautiful shading on the sky and grass set the perfect scene for the chicks from Birthday Chickie! There is just so much cuteness on one card!


We are always on the lookout for cards featuring YNS products. Be sure to tag your photos with #yournextstamp so we can find YOUR creation next!

Happy Stamping!

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Challenge #143 – Comment to Win!

Challenge #143 starts right now! What are we looking for this time around? Blocks! Any type of square will do, windows, baby blocks, blocks of color, starting thinking inside the box!

Challenge #142 – Blocks

Our challenges always come with 2 ways to win:

#1 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by July 15, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing. Want more entries in the drawing? Leave comments on YNS’ IG and FB pages too!

#2 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS store e-gift card? Play along with the challenge! Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by July 23, 2020 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.

Sam

YNS Supplies: Silly Trash Monsters

Karen

YNS Supplies: Rounded Panel Shapes
Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies Die Set
Treat Topper Die Set (stitched rectangle)
Doily Trio 1 Die Set
Stone Grey Ink- Your Next Stamp
Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops
Magical Pastel Gumdrops

Sue

YNS Supplies: Nautical Matte Gumdrops
So Many Squares Panel Die
Positive Affirmations

Kendra

YNS Supplies: Coffee Characters
Coffee Characters Die Set

Stitched Square Die Set
The Perfect Blend 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink
Gumdrops

Kerri

YNS Supplies: Birthday Song
Birthday Song Die Set 
So Many Squares Panel Die
Stitched Rectangle Frames Die Set
Black Olive Ink 
Photo Booth Polaroid Die

Noga

YNS Supplies: Puddles of Fun stamps and dies
Bluebonnet Divine Twine

Kulbir

YNS Supplies: Coffee Characters stamp and die sets
Washi Tape Sentiments
So Many Squares Panel Die
Photo Booth Polaroid with Piercing Marks

Laura

YNS Supplies: Stacked with Fun Stamp Set
Stacked with Fun Die Set
All Aboard Bouncing Baby (sentiments)
Sweet Baby 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink Pad
Stitched Square Dies
Stitched Square Frame Dies

Meghan

YNS Supplies: Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad
Thanks A Latte Stamp Set

Challenge Details:

  • YNS’ Challenge #143 ends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 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


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Throwback Thursday – Hello Winter!

Did you know that Your Next Stamp has a Deal of the Week? Each week there is a stamp set or die set available at a great price!

This week, the stamp set on sale is Hello Winter. If you are trying to think of cool thoughts, especially if you are experiencing hot weather, then perhaps it is time to think of winter! Get a head start on your Christmas card stash and cool off with Hello Winter!

Hello Winter

This set features a pup, rabbits, a chick and a cat, along with a snowman, plus SNOW! Here are a couple samples from former design team members.

Stay cool and have fun stamping!

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Challenge #142 – Join in the Fun!

If you are spending time outside and gardening then we have the indoor challenge for you. For Challenge #142 we want you to answer the question “How does your garden grow?”

Challenge #142 – How Does Your Garden Grow?

Play along with the challenge for the chance to win a YNS e-gift card! Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by July 9, 2020 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 to more inspiration, we have a winner to announce. When we kicked off the challenge last week we did a comment to win contest with the prize a stamp set of your choice. The randomly selected winning comment comes from Cathy Fochler @cathyfochler who left a comment on IG! Congrats Cathy, please use the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


Kerri

YNS Supplies: Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer! Die Set
Flower Petal Panel Die 
Heart Flower Edge Die 
Stitched Grass Die 
Black Olive Ink 
Rectangle Scallop Frames with Piercing Marks Die Set

Challenge Details:

  • YNS’ Challenge #142 ends on Thursday, July 9, 2020 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


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Surprise

Normally I would be sharing a farewell post for our June guest, Samantha Olden, but not this month! Sam is not going anywhere! Join us in welcoming Sam to the YNS Design Team!

We are starting off with a few questions and answers so we can all learn more about Sam. Then, Sam has a colorful card to share.

Samantha Olden

  • Who inspires you?
    This crafty community that we all enjoy. Everyone is always so encouraging, which motivates me to strive to grow my skills and learn new things. 
  • Favorite papercrafting technique?
    There is nothing quite like the thrill of masking and ink blending.  First I love seeing how the colours blend together to create those amazing blended and bold colour backgrounds. Second when you peel off all the masking paper and you can see the wonderful little scenes created it’s like Christmas. 
  • What do you enjoy most about papercrafting?
    I love the idea of creating something that is not only creative, but also very practical and something we use in our day to day life. Initially this hobby started with finding fun, pretty ways to wrap and give presents. Then came the enjoyment from creating tags and cards. I soon realized that this hobby was a way for me to relax and de-stress. As the hobby grew, so did my experiences with crafty people and crafty friends. I like to think that what I enjoy most about the hobby now is not only the relaxing qualities but also all the amazing people I get to chat and share ideas with on my papercrafting journey.
  • What’s your claim to fame?
    This is one I asked my 12 year old son. Without hesitation his response was my claim to fame is for my crafty skills and the many yummy cookies I bake. (Figure he was buttering me up in hopes that I would bake up a batch of cookies). I do have an affinity for a freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookie, so we always have a batch of homemade rolled cookies waiting in the freezer for when company shows up or simply when the mood strikes.
  • What can’t you live without?
    Hands down this is the easiest question to answer. A really good cup of tea. For me tea is comfort, a little bit of happiness in a mug and can also solve many little problems. (Oh by the way cookies go really well with a cup of tea).

Are you ready for Sam’s first official design team card? It doesn’t feature cookies, but it does feature a unicorn!

YNS Supplies: Wave Panel Die
Unicorns Rock

Sam die cut a circle, then die cut the circle with the Wave Panel Die. It creates a colorful backdrop for the colorful unicorn. Just one more great way to get more from your die sets!

We are looking forward to seeing more of Sam’s creations this month and in the future!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Canada Day!

It’s July 1st, Happy Canada Day!

In celebration of Canada Day, Your Next Stamp is excited to be a sponsor of the inaugural Canada Day Video Hop! Thank you Emily Leiphart for organizing the event and inviting Your Next Stamp to join in the fun!

There are over $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, to go along with inspiring projects! Plus, our very own Karen Aicken is taking part in the hop, sharing a project featuring YNS dies.

Here is the full list of stops on the hop, starting off with Emily! Comments for prizes closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 17, 2020, so get hopping!

 

Happy Stamping!

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