Posts Tagged: guest designer

Colorful Cart from Guest Francine

Are you ready for a fun birthday card featuring lots of color? We have another guest for you today. Francine Vuillème is our guest and she is taking over the YNS blog! Thank you for joining us Francine!

Hi there!

This is Francine Vuillème from Switzerland. I’m thrilled to join Your Next Stamp as a special guest this month. I have collaborated with YNS since 2014 and it’s always a huge pleasure to play with their lovely stamps. Also, Karen is the sweetest! Thanks for the opportunity to join once again!

For this spot, I’ve decided to feature the Crazy Fun Shopping Carts:  

I went for a clean and simple but colorful birthday card. I started by making a top-folded card base using white card stock. I adhered a piece of rainbow patterned paper that I found in my scraps in the center of the card front. I stamped the sentiment, also from the Crazy Fun Shopping Carts stamp set, to the top of the card in black ink. I used my Misti stamping tool to stamp straight. Next, I stamped the funny shopping cart, colored it and cut it with scissors. But there are coordinating dies if you don’t like fussy cutting. The small Oooooo! speech bubble is from the Silly Monsters Chill Out stamp set. I assembled the card as shown and fixed all elements with foam pads for more dimension. It’s such a happy card with all those colors!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card inspiration. Stay tuned… I’ll come back with a second guest spot later this month. Thanks so much for stopping by!

♥ Francine

Find more of Francine’s creations on her blog: 1001 cartes or on Instagram @francinevuilleme.


Welcome August/September Guest Anita Madden

Anita Madden is back as a guest and she is joining us for 2 months!!!  That means she will be joining in the fun when we have our big September release birthday celebration!

Anita was on the Your Next Stamp design team a few years ago and we always enjoy welcoming her back!

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

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!
YNS Supplies: Cupcake Day stamps
Cupcake Day dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Peek A Boo Trio Die Set – Large

Happy Stamping!


Sugar Rush with Francine | Sprinkes Bunny Card

Happy Monday, readers! We hope that you had a fabulous weekend surrounded by everyone and thing(s) you loved.

We have a fabulous feature from our special guest, Francine Vuillème:

YNS 3rd card - February 2016 - Francine-1000

Francine explains how she created this card:

I decided to create a card with the sweet bunny from the Sprinkles – Sugar Rush stamp set. I started out by sponging the left part of a white piece of cardstock with Peacock Feather Distress ink. I glued the panel onto a white card base and grounded the front with a strip of patterned paper. Rainbow colors are great with sweets! I then stamped the sentiment, from the Celebrate Sweetness stamp set, on the left in black ink. Next, I colored the bunny and the cute little candy with Copic markers and fussy cut them. I chose the paper piecing technique to cover the lollipop and I took the same paper that I used to ground my card. I adhered the bunny with foam pads onto the sponged area and the candy close to the sentiment for more cuteness! 

If you would love to see more creations made by Francine, please head on over to her blog.

Have a great week!

Thanh and the YNS team.


Special Guest Ashley Abelson with Video

Hello, hello!

We have a very special guest joining us today from her You Tube channel. We asked Ashley Abelson (aka Sparkly Canadian Crafty Girl) to showcase some of the February Release and she created four fabulous cards to share with you! You can  watch it or go directly to her You Tube channel to view it there.

Ashley – thanks so much for joining us this month and featuring these stamp sets!

All the new stamps are available in the store now.

Thanks so much for dropping by!


Welcome Guest Designers Carolyn and Teresa

Hello and welcome to February, friends! We hope you enjoyed the last weekend in January. We have two very fabulous guests joining us all month long! Please help us in welcoming these ladies to the YNS family:


Carolyn Wolff
Blog: Carolyn Wolff

Hello fellow stampers!!!  My name is Carolyn, and I have been a paper crafter for over 15 years.  I am so excited to be guest designing for YNS for the month of February.  I have 3 children {all grown up and only one left at home} and a very supportive husband with hobbies of his own.  This leaves me lots of spare time for creating.  I am part of a creative team for a card challenge blog.  This keeps me inspired and creating new things.  You can visit my blog at HERE.  In addition to my crafting I LOVE to read and I am addicted to the sport of hockey!!  Most evenings after 9pm, you will find me curled up with a book…..except for Fridays, I will be at the rink cheering on my favourite team.  


Carolyn is bringing you a sneak peek of one of the stamp sets being released on February 7th; Heart Happy was previously a digital image only but will be available as a clear stamp set soon!




Teresa Kline
Blog: Paperie Blooms

I am Teresa Kline, I have been creating cards for over ten years and I love the process; from being inspired, to shopping, to organizing, and finally creating! I have had the privilege of being on many design teams over the years. I am honored to be apart of Your Next Stamp team for the month of February and I am super excited to see what is to come! I truly enjoy sending my cards and love to encourage others with my work and inspiring words. I hope you look for me and my creations, you can find me on my blog, Paperie Blooms; Instagram – 2klinesPinterest and SCS.


YNS Supplies: Life’s a Hoot

We’re so happy that Carolyn and Teresa are joining us this month and cannot wait to see what they create with us.

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you have a great start to your week!
Thanh and the YNS Team


Farewell January Guest Valerie Ward

The end of the month means that we’re saying farewell to another guest designer. It was so awesome to have Valerie Ward join us this month as we welcomed the new year.


Blog: Val by Design

Here’s a round up of my favourite projects from her this month. Please help me say farewell:


Be sure to stop by Val’s blog to see more creations from her!

– Thanh and the YNS Team


Welcome January Guest Valerie Ward

G’day, readers! We hope that you are having an awesome weekend so far.

Please help us in welcoming our January guest:


Valerie Ward
Blog: Val by Design

Hello, crafters, and Happy New Year! I am so thrilled to be guest designing for YNS! My name is Valerie, and my blog is ValByDesign; I’ve been crafting basically since I was a kid! But cards entered my life when I got a part-time job at a crafting store about 7 years ago. I have 4 kids {all teenagers right now (ages 13-18) – ugh – lol!}, 3 precious little dogs, a great hubby, and we live just north of Chicago, IL. I have a Bachelor’s in Architecture, have also been a substitute teacher for years, and I recently started a job as an Office Coordinator in a children’s dentistry office! When I’m not busy with work or family, you can ALWAYS find me in my crafting room!


Val has created this awesome card using one of our current favorite stamp sets, Java Geek:


YNS Supplies Used:

Java Geek

Java Geek Die Set

Val got it right; these are the only elements you need to have a great day! We can’t wait to see more wonderful creations from her! If you’d like to have a look to see what else she’s been making, please head on over to her blog.

Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanh and the YNS Team


Farewell December Guest Designers Michelle and Vika

The end of the month is drawing near and that means that it’s time to say farewell to our lovely guest designers.

Michelle Oatman and Salmina Viktoriya (Vika) were a pleasure to have as we rolled through the holidays. Vika – who received her stamps late and still continued to make fabulous cards after everything. We are so thankful to have such wonderful guests.

Please help us in saying farewell to these ladies. Here’s a final roundup of their projects:


Blog: Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles

michelle coffee yns michelle space yns michelle donkey yns


Salmina Viktoriya (Vika)
Blog: Click HERE (translate)

Vika Dec 22 (2) Vika Dec 21(1) DSC_8620-2

Be sure to stop by Michelle and Vika’s blogs to check out all their creations.    We look forward to seeing what they create in the future.

– Thanh and the YNS Team


December Guest Vika – Coffee Right Meow Card

Hello there! We are so happy to be posting this special project from one of our guest designers, Vika. She lives over in the Ukraine and the post has been very delayed on her end. She wasn’t able to join us for the December Release, but we still wanted to feature her creations with us.

Here’s a fun coffee themed card she made that would have been perfect for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, too!


Vika Dec 22 (2)

I bet for all of us coffee lovers, these were your exact sentiments this Monday morning.

Stamp sets used for this project:

Coffee Right Meow

Coffee Rings

To see other works created by Vika, please head on over to her blog to see more.

Thanks for popping in to visit today! Have a great rest of your week.


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