12 Days of Christmas – Day Four with Holly – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Four of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!

The designers have put together 12 days of holiday ideas.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts right here on the YNS Blog to be entered into the draw.

 The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner-ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates, the winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the 12 Days of Christmas posts.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017, and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.

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Hi everyone… It’s Holly here today with Day four of our Designer Series Showcase. Today I have a Cute set of tags I created with Penny’s Poinsettias stamp set , Bookmark/Tag die set , Cool Tag Banner Sentiments stamp set and then Cool Tag 3 Die set.

I stamped each of the Poinsettia images onto some Bristol paper and colored them in with Distress Inks and an Aqua-brush. Then I trimmed them out with my scissors. I die cut two tags from using partial die cutting to create a custom sized tag. There is a White tag from some Bristol paper and a Red tag. I added some Pumice Stone Distress Ink to create a Watercolor wash background on the tag and then I added some Splatters of Gold paint. I heat set that with my heat tool and adhered it to the Red Tag offsetting it a little.

I adhered the Poinsettia image over the top tag with some foam tape and then I die cut a Kraft tag with the Cool tag 3 Die and stamped the sentiment in Black Olive Ink. I adhered the tag with some additional foam tape. For an extra pop of Gold, I added some of the Gold paint to the center of the flowers and some Gold Tinsel Gumdrops.

Be sure to stay tuned all week for more great projects from the Design Team and don’t forget to leave a comment each day for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store.

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12 Days of Christmas – Day Three with Laura – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Three of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!   

The designers have put together 12 day of holiday ideas.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you  the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts right here on the YNS Blog to be entered in the draw.   The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates, the winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the 12 Days of Christmas posts.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017 and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.


  Laura Nehring is taking over the blog today and sharing a fun project for you to make that kids of all ages will enjoy!  Here is more from Laura…
Hello everyone!
I put together a cute Indoor Snowball Fight Kit!
     
   
I think this is such a fun little gift idea, perfect for when the kiddos are on winter break from school! And since we don’t get real snow in Southern California, I know my kiddos will enjoy this indoor version! 🙂
I had planned on making my own pom-poms, but lucked out when I came ascross these premade ones at Target! They’re so fluffy!! I put them into a metal bucket, and added a cute tag.
   
 
I needed a more rectangular shaped tag to fit the snowman, so I cut a second tag out of white felt, cut the lower portion off with the Double Stitched Hills Die, and adhered it to the lower part of the paper tag to cover the stitching. I backed it all with a solid piece of cardstock, and I was able to customize the size for exactly what I needed!
  
   
Copics:
Scarf, Hat – B06, B05, B04, B02, B00
Buttons, Hat, Nose, Mouth – T10, T8, T6, T4, T2
Tongue – R30, R000
Eyes – BG0000, C00
Sign – E59, E57, E55, E31 and T1, T0
  
  
Good luck, and thanks for visiting!!  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!   Share your favorite snow activity with us or simply say hi!
We will see you back here tomorrow for Day Four.

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #78

Are you crafting away this weekend?  Why don’t you join in our new challenge for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate?!!!  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.

Challenge #78 starts today, and is open through Thursday, December 7, 2017 at midnight EST.  

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 #78 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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Here is inspiration from the designers:

***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 #78 ends on Thursday, December 7, 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 “#ynschallenge78”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge78” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge78” 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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12 Days of Christmas – Day Two with Wendy – Comment to Win!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the United States of America!

Now on to Christmas!   It’s Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series and our November guest, Wendy Price has taken over the blog!

Throughout the series, the designers will be sharing ideas for the holidays.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you  the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts right here on the YNS Blog to be entered in the draw.   The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates, the winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the 12 Days of Christmas posts.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017 and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.


Day Two is a gift that you may just want to keep for your self!
 Wendy shares how to bring the snow inside with a snow globe filled with Santa and a reindeer from the Merry and Bright stamp set.
Supplies:  Merry and Bright stamp set  | Merry and Bright die set | Globe | Fake Snow | Adhesive
Directions:
1. Stamp and color images. Die cut the stamped image and 2 additional blank shapes for each image. 
2. Cut thin strips to act as brace for the stamp images. Fold in half and score.
3. Adhere die cut images, sandwiching thin strips in between. Layering 3 pieces of card stock adds stability to the shapes.
4. Cut circle to fit in bottom of snow globe. Cut slits for brace strips to slide through.
5. Slide strips through the circle and adhere strips.
6. Adhere circle to the bottom of the snow globe lid.
7. Add fake snow or glitter to the snow globe and close.
8. Shake and enjoy!
 

Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!   What stamp set would you use inside your own snow globe?  What is your fave?

We will see you back here tomorrow for Day Three.

Happy Stamping!

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12 Days of Christmas – Day One with Lisa – Comment to Win!

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas November design team series!

Over the next 12 days, the designers will be sharing ideas for the holidays.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you  the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered in the draw.   The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017 and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.


Lisa Lara kicks off the series with a trio of candy cane cocoa kits decorated with the Treat Topper die set.

Lisa’s design is colorful without requiring any coloring!   The solid topper lets the candy and cocoa inside the pouches provide the burst of color.

 

Embossing the stamped images on the topper makes each image stand out.    No coloring also means you can pull these together fast.   Fast is definitely the way to go when making multiple toppers.

YNS Supplies:  Treat Topper Die SetWarm Christmas Wishes Die SetWaddles – Winter Wonderland 

Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!   Are you making gifts this year?   Do you emboss like a pro?   What is on your Christmas wish list?   Share away or simply say HI!

We will see you back here tomorrow for Day 2 with Wendy.

Happy Stamping!

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Visiting a Toy Shop with Stamp Create Repeat with Ashley Abelson

We may not be leaving our seat, but with this week’s Stamp Create Repeat Ashley Abelson takes us to a toy shop!

 

With Mini Reindeer Smiles holding Santa’s list and the Toy Shop in the background, Ashley combines sets to create a colorful Christmas scene on her card.

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

YNS Supplies: Toy Shop Stamp, Toy Shop Die Set, Mini Reindeer Smiles Stamp, Mini Reindeer Smiles Die Set, Stitched Rectangles Die Set, YNS Holiday Joy 6×6 Paper Pad, YNS Merry & Bright Glittered Gumdrops,YNS Black Olive Ink

Have fun building your own Christmas scene card!

Happy Stamping!

 

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November DT Dare Winner

Our November DT Dare was all about colors – the designers favorite Christmas color combinations.   We asked those that stopped by to share their favorite combo and traditional red and green was at the top of the list.   Gold was also frequently mentioned.

One lucky comment was selected and the winner of a stamp set of their choice is Shilpa Nitin who left this comment:

Congratulations!  Please contact Karen via the contact us link that the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Happy Stamping!

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I Spy YNS Saturday – O Christmas Tree

This week we spied a Christmas tag made by Kristine Davidson.

Kristine’s tag was made using the Create a Christmas Tree Die Set.  If you are looking to pull together some holiday gift tags fast, then this is a colorful way to go!

With the patterned paper tree set against the sponged background, Kristine’s tag turns simple in to a WOW!

See more of Kristine’s work on Instagram where she goes by kristinedavidson.


We are always on the look out for creations using Your Next Stamp products.  Tag your photos with #yournextstamp and maybe your project will be featured here next!

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #77 – More Inspiration

What are your plans for the weekend?   Why don’t you join in challenge #77 for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate?!!!

Challenge #77  is open through Thursday, November 23, 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 #77 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.

Sue

YNS Supplies:  Frosty Friends stamp setStitched Wavy Circle Dies | Merry and Bright Glittered GumdropsSilver Tinsel Gumdrops

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YNS Supplies: Cozy Christmas Jessica – retired but there are similar Jessica stamp sets available | Premium Dye Ink Pad – Black Olive | Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops
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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 #77 ends on Thursday, November 23, 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 “#ynschallenge77”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge77” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge77” 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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November New Release Blog Hop Winner!

We have a winner!!!

Thank you to everyone who hopped with us and stopped by leaving comments on the team and guests creations featuring the November new release products.

The lucky comment is this one left on Kendra’s blog post by Wunder’s Crafty World:

Congratulations!!!  Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your #25.00 YNS Store gift e-card!

Here is Kendra’s project that is being referred to in the comment – it was too cute not to share again!

As Karen mentioned, November’s new release is the last one for 2017.   You may have to wait until 2018 for new goodies, but we have plenty of fun lined up until then.

The November DT Dare post is up right now, so stop on by to comment on the colorful creations for the chance to win a YNS Stamp set of your choice.

Then, mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 22nd, when our 12 Days of Christmas series starts…there will be tons of amazing inspiration AND prizes!

Happy Stamping!

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