Faves with Guest Anita Madden

Anita Madden is back with her final project as a guest.   Thank you Anita for joining us the past 2 months!  Anita is ending her guest stint with more of her faves, so scroll on down and learn a little more about Anita.


 

I’m sharing one of my favorite YNS holiday stamps today.  I also love ink-blended backgrounds so I combined both of these for today’s card.
I sponged Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire distress inks to create the night sky.  Then I stamped the little bunny and tree from the Frosty Friends stamp set and colored them with copies.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images.  I adore that little bunny and I’ve used that stamp to make lots of cards and tags this holiday season.
I added a silver bow and glitter on the snow on the tree.  I adhered Winter Wonderland Sparkly Gumdrops to add some pretty sparkle to my card.
YNS Supplies:
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A Cup of Cheer with Guest Deeplaxmi

We are excited to have Deeplaxmi Nulkar joining us as a special guest.   Deeplaxmi will be sharing a few of her creations over the next 2 months.

Her first card spreads Christmas cheer with smiles and warm wishes.


Deeplaxmi Nulkar
Blog:  kraftkutir
Deeplaxmi here. Architect/planner/teacher by profession but my craft table is my happy place. Here to share my love for paper crafts with you.
I find my joy in simple card making but I do enjoy making interactive cards occasionally. Really really excited to guest design for YNS. I am absolutely grateful to Karen for this opportunity.

YNS Supplies:  Warm Christmas Wishes stamp and die sets

Happy Stamping!

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12 Days of Christmas – Day Twelve – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Twelve of the 12 Days of Christmas!

On each of the 12 days, the team and guests are sharing inspiration to get you ready for the holidays.  Guest Kate Dykstra is dressing up bags of cookies for the final day of our series.

Remember, we are giving away a $25.00 YNS gift certificate!   Want a chance to win?   Leave a comment on each of the 12 Days of Christmas posts.  The more posts you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  We will select 1 random comment, among all the comments left on the posts, as the winner.  Comments must be left by Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 pm est and the winner will be announced on December 18th.

 

 


Kate Dykstra has been busy coloring and baking.  What better way to dress up your presentation of baked goods than with homemade tags?!

The stamps from the Holiday Globe set are just the right size for tags.

 

The Cool Tag Four Die set makes it easy to layer away with so many tag sizes to choose from.

Top off the tag with ribbon and a jingle bell to add a bit of whimsy.  What a way to dress up a bag full of shortbread cookies.

Happy Stamping and Baking!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day Nine – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas!

On each of the 12 days, the team and guests are sharing inspiration to get you ready for the holidays.  Today, we have guest Tricia Traxler with a way to dress up a gift bag.

Remember, we are giving away a $25.00 YNS gift certificate!   Want a chance to win?   Leave a comment on each of the 12 Days of Christmas posts.  The more posts you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  We will select 1 random comment, among all the comments left on the posts, as the winner.  Comments must be left by Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 pm est and the winner will be announced on December 18th.


Hi everyone!  It’s Tricia here to share one of my favorite easy gift ideas… clear bags filled with goodies and tied with a tag.  You can fill the bag with anything from handcrafted cards to store bought goodies tailored to the recipient, which makes it the most versatile gift ever!
My gift today is a K-cup of Peppermint Bark coffee (which is as good as it sounds!) and a Peppermint Bark candy bar presented in a matching mug, so I decided to stay with the theme and use the snowman mug from the Winter Wishes set, all dressed up in a peppermint-ish scarf.
To make the tag, I first stamped my image in Memento Black ink and colored it with Copics.  Then I cut it out with the largest Bookmark/Tag die – using the rounded end on top rather than the end with the hole.  I cut the tag off and used a decorative punch on the end.  Then I embossed my greeting in white on some coordinating cardstock and added a mat and some extra elements from the same cardstock before adding some twine and gold cording.
Happy creating!!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day Five – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Five of the 12 Days of Christmas!

On each of the 12 days, the team and guests are sharing inspiration to get you ready for the holidays.  We are excited that guest Anita Madden is joining us for December too!   She is getting us ready to wrap presents, with a trio of fun tags!

Remember, we are giving away a $25.00 YNS gift certificate!   Want a chance to win?   Leave a comment on each of the 12 Days of Christmas posts.  The more posts you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  We will select 1 random comment, among all the comments left on the posts, as the winner.  Comments must be left by Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 pm est and the winner will be announced on December 18th.


Hello everyone!
I love making Christmas tags so that’s the project I’m sharing today. 
I used the Cool Tag Three Die Set and cut three tags from white card stock.  I also cut a piece of pattern paper and acetate for each tag.
I adhered the pattern paper to the tag and then stamped tiny sentiments using the Holiday Mice stamp set.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere the acetate to the back side of the front tag pieces.
I added foam tape around the outer edge of the tag, added the sequins, and then adhered the front and back pieces of the tag together.  I used the bunnies from the Frosty Friends stamp set, colored them with Copics, and die cut them using the Frosty Friends Die Set.
A black glaze pen was used for the bunny eyes and I added polka-dots to their hats using my white gel pen.  I adhered the bunnies to the tags and then finished the tags with some ribbon, twine, and a bell.
Happy Stamping!

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Faves with Guest Anita Madden

Our November guest Anita Madden takes over the YNS Blog today and shares some of her faves!


 

I’m sharing a couple of favorites with you today.  My favorite technique lately is ink blending.  I love the beautiful backgrounds I can create by using distress inks and distress oxide inks.  I sponged Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks for this background and then flicked some water from a small paint brush to create the lighter spots.  Another favorite of mine is Christmas cards!  They’re one of my favorite kinds of cards to create so I couldn’t resist using the adorable Home For The Holidays set to make today’s card.
What are your faves?
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Welcome Our November Guest Anita Madden

This month we are excited to welcome Anita Madden as our November guest.  Anita was on the Your Next Stamp design team a couple years ago and we are looking forward to seeing her cute and creative cards all month long.

Scroll on down to learn a little more about Anita and check out her first card for the month.


Anita Madden
Instagram:  amadden725
Hi!  My name is Anita and I’ve been a card maker for about 8 years.  I’m a big fan of YNS and I’m so excited to be guest designing for them.  My favorite coloring medium is copics – I love them!  I also enjoy playing around with colored pencils and watercolors.  I teach copic and colored pencil classes at my LSS and have a fun group of ladies that join my classes.  Thanks to Karen, Julie, and the YNS gang for letting me hang out with them!
November is going to full of fun!   The November release is HUGE and it is full of stamps and dies for the holidays and more!  We have a couple of familiar faces joining us for the new release, plus we have a special guest sharing a few projects this month.  The inspiration is going to keep coming all month long.
Happy Stamping!
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Faves with Guest Maria Rudolph

Our October guest, Maria Rudolph, has taken over the blog today to share some of her faves with you.

Hello everyone!

Today I’m very excited to share some of my favorites with you. To just pick one was quite hard and so I included a few of them on this card. I’m a very big fan of sushi as it’s so yummy and fresh and just delicious. I also adore rainbows in any form and shape. I mixed both of them in this card that I water colored, as this is my favorite kind of coloring ….hehehe sneaked in another  fave. I love rainbows for their brightness and happiness and I love to share both with recipients all over the world. What is your favorite food and color combination???

YNS Supplies:  Maki a Wish

Thanks for sharing your faves with us Maria!

Happy Stamping!

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Welcome October Guest Maria Rudolph

We are excited to welcome our October guest, Maria Rudolph!

We spied one of Maria’s colorful and cute cards featuring YNS products and asked her to be a guest.

Scroll on down to learn more about Maria and see her first project as a guest.  Don’t forget to say “Hi” before you go!


 

Maria Rudolph

Blog: My Craftway to Happiness

IG: Mycraftwaytohappiness

Hello my name is Maria and I´m from Germany! I´m so excited for this new adventure of being a guest designer for YNS as I fell in love with their stamps when I visited crafty friends in Canada 3 years ago.  I have been crafting since I was a little girl and got into the real cardmaking world around 12 years ago. I´m a kindergarten teacher and love to get creative at work with the children and at home with friends. I own a big selection of punches hanging on my wall, that I use to make cute little punch art critters and labels for my cards. Most of my cards are very colorful and I love to add a rainbow here or there as rainbows represent a piece of happiness to me.
I´m very grateful for this amazing opportunity to share some of my cards and projects with you!!
YNS Supplies:  Autumn Animals

 

 


Are you ready for what October brings?  We have a new challenge starting this Friday.  We are also looking forward to the October release.  It is full of items to get you in the spirit of Christmas!
Happy Stamping!
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Farewell to Our September Guests Tina and Candice

Is it already the last day of September?  That means it is time to say goodbye to our September guests. This month guests Candice Fisher and Tina Henkens shared their creativity with us!

Thank you both for making the month memorable!  Scroll on down for one of our favorite creations from each guest.


Candice Fisher

Blog: Candi Cards

IG:  Candicards

YNS Supplies:   Trick or Treat

 


Tina Henkens

IG: tinneke_th

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How do we find our guests?   We look through challenge entries and we also search the internet looking for amazing creations that are tagged #yournextstamp.  Keep on stamping and sharing and playing along!
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