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It's my turn on the Whimsie Doodles Blog today, and I have a really fun and simple project I'm sharing...
I used an older digi set called Halloween Tags to make some little lunchbox notes for my kiddos. I love the cute jokes on these tags, and I thought my kids would get a kick out of finding these in their lunchboxes on Halloween.
(front view - jokes)
This was really easy to do... the digi file includes a "Quick Print" image, with all of the tags already lined up. I just printed the fronts and backs of the tags to fill the full sheet of paper. Once cut, each tag is about the size of a business card.
I simply matted the tags with black cardstock, glued the joke to the front, and the punchline to the back! So easy!
(back view - answers)
The simple little images made for a really quick coloring job, but I forgot to keep track of the markers! So... I don't have a list of copic colors for you this time... sorry about that!
That's all I have for today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
YNS October Release and New Website Blog Hop!!!
Hello, and welcome to the Your Next Stamp October Release and Website Launch Blog Hop!!! Phew... that's a mouthfull! :)
I don't know about you, but I've been looking forward to this day for a while!!
Not only do we have some awesome new stamps and dies to share with you this month, but Karen has been busy working behind the scenes to bring us a new and improved Your Next Stamp web store!!! EEEEK! It is so fresh and fun, and you are going to LOVE it!!!
This release is crammed full of holiday goodness... if you weren't prepared for your holiday card making needs, don't worry! YNS has you covered!
I gave you a sneak peek of the new Waddles - Snow Fun set last week, and I have another cute card to share today! I love the versatility of this set... it is perfect for Christmas projects, but this little guy with the present can be used for any occasion! My hubby's birthday is in December, so I'm thinking this card might work for him! :)
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Fancy Pants Timbergrove 6x6, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Antique Linen Distress Ink, Hemp Cord, Button, Pop Dots, Copics
Penguin - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Tummt, Tag - W1, W0, W00
Beak, Feet - Y38, Y35, Y32
Bow - BG34, BG11, BG10
Hand-drawn heart on tag - 0.1 Black Multilliner
My next card is something out of the norm for me... NO COLORING!!!
Can you believe it?
Cards with a sentiment for the focal point always make me nervous... I usually feel like something is missing, but I LOVE how this one turned out! I found some purple glitter cardstock in my stash, and I thought the snowflakes from the new Winter Fun Tag Die Set would look so pretty cut from it! Of course, everything on my desk is covered in purple glitter now, but it was worth it! I topped each of the snowflakes with a Crystal Clear Gumdrop, and the beautiful sentiment is from the new Whatnot Sentiments Set Three. I stamped it onto vellum, and just wrapped it around the main panel on the card. I think I'm thinking I might make a bunch of these... wouldn't it make a nice thank you card??
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Recollections Purple Glitter CS, Doodlebug Frosty Friends 6x6, Vellum,
Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, YNS Winter Fun Tag Die, Whatnot Sentiment Set Three, Crystal Clear Gumdrops
Now... what would a release and new website celebration be without some PRIZES???
Hidden along the hop are five... that's right FIVE... $20 YNS Gift Certificates!!
You'll want to comment at every stop along the way, because you just don't know where they could be hiding!
Winners will be announced on the YNS Blog on October 22nd.
And... you know Karen always has an amazing Hop Special to offer you...
Alrighty... just follow the linky list below for all the stops, but before I send you on your way, don't forget to leave a comment!!
Thanks so much for joining us!!
Sneaky Peek Time!!
We have an AWESOME release for you at Your Next Stamp this month, and we are all so excited about the launch of the NEW and improved YNS website on the 19th! We are having a huge blog hop to celebrate, with some super-star guest designers joining us, so stay tuned!
In the meanime, the team has prepared some sneak peeks for you! There is so much to see, and you can find links to all the sneak peeks on the Your Next Stamp Blog.
I've colored up a very pretty new stamp from Penny Johnson called Darling Deer. I'm not so great at coloring furry things, but I really had fun coloring this one! I paired her with paper from the Echo Park Reflections Christmas Pad, and inked all the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. To finish it off, I covered the snow in Diamond Stickles, and dabbed a few specks around the image to look like falling snow. My layout is the new sketch at Sketch Saturday.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Red Hots CS, Echo Park Reflections Christmas 6x6, Antique Linen Distress Ink,
YNS Fishtail Banner Die Set One, Button, May Arts Natural Burlap String, Diamond Stickles, Copics
Deer - E35, E33, E31, E30 and R000, R0000
Hooves - E49, E47, E44, E43
Bow, Flowers, Berries - R59, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20
Leaves - G99, YG67, YG63, YG61
Birds, Flower Centers - Y26, Y23, Y21
Snow - C3, C1, C00
Here is this week's Sketch Saturday if you'd like to play along...
...and remember to head to the YNS Blog for links to all the sneak peeks!
I'm sneaking in at the last minute with my Thursday Inspiration for Little Miss Muffet!
If you already follow the Little Miss Muffet Facebook Page, then you've probably seen loads of beautiful posts from the Little Misses. If you don't follow it... what are you waiting for??
I colored up Polka Dot Pals Jane for my card. Isn't she pretty? I finally cut into my Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 pad that I've been hoarding for months! I love blue and yellow together, and fell in love with this pad when I saw it! I paper-pieced her dress with a bit of the polka dot print from the pad, and added some details with my Copics. This fun layout is from the Technostamper Monday Sketch.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6, Versafine Onyx Ink (sentiment),
YNS Basket Animals Stamp Set (sentiment), YNS Black Gumdrops, Circle Nestabilities, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E55, E31, E30
Bow, Flowers - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, E50
Shoes - W5, W3, W1, W00
Grass, Stems - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Shading on Dress - W3, W1, W00
Sky - BG11, BG10
That's all for now!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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It's Getting Kinda Spooky!
We have a new monthly challenge for you at Whimsie Doodles today, and we want you to think SPOOKY!
Halloween is just around the corner, so maybe you have some little ghouls and goblins to make cards or treats for?? Whimsie Doodles is a FABULOUS source for fun Halloween Images... of course you don't have to use one of these to link up, you are welcome to join the challenge using any products you have.
I went with more of a spooky-cute interpretation of our theme... how can it not be cute when using a Whimsie Doodles image?! This guy is one of the newbies from the Little Boo's set, and I paired him with a sentiment from the Halloween Minis set. The sentiment is actually a full circle with a different ghost in the center, but I did a little cropping so it would frame this cutie. I used papers from the Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies 6x6 pad, and sanded the edges of the orange layers. Then I added a handful of YNS Sparkly Black Gumdrops to finish it off.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies 6x6, Sanding Block,
YNS Sparkly Black Gumdrops, Pop Dots, Circle Nestabilities, Copics
Ghost - C3, C1, C0, C00
Sleeves and Patches - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01 and YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32
That's all I have today!
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