It's time for our monthly Design Team Dare at Your Next Stamp!
Each month we are "dared" to use the newly released products along with a theme... this time, it's
... meaning we have to use 3 or more patterned papers on our creations.
I can do this, but when I HAVE to do this, I freak out a little!
I love patterned papers, and use them all the time, but 2 different patterns is typically the limit of my comfort zone!
Even with my reservations, I think my card actually turned out okay...
This cutie is Holly Jolly Jessica and she was part of our November Release. I've chosen some Doodlebug papers from a couple different collections (Sugar Plums and Kraft in Color), and cut them into strips with the Scrapworks Strips Die. Then I cut the layers with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, and scattered some of the new Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops around the card.
Skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E59, E37, E35
Coat, Boots - E44, E43, E42, E41
Hat, Mittens, Pants, Berries - R39, E27, R24, R22, R20
Basket - E47, E44, E43, E42
Leaves - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Fur on Hat and Boots - T2, T1, T0
Head on over to the YNS Blog to check out all the beautiful Patterned Pizzazz creations!
And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy!!!
That's all from me!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
It's time to hop and shop with this month's NEW RELEASE from Your Next Stamp!!!
I think the Christmas releases are my favorite... the products are so adorable, and it's so fun to see the card and gift ideas the team comes up with. I hope you are ready to be inspired!!
First up, I've used Merry Chris-Moose... how cute is this little guy?! The set includes two sentiments, and I think you can use him for all sorts of wintery cards, not just Christmas. It's a very simple layout, and I've popped the little moose up in front of a Circle Die.
Face and Body - E44, E43, E42, E41
Mouth - E43, E42, E41, E40
Cheeks - R30
Antlers - E49, E47, E44, E43
Hat and Scarf - R39, R27, R24, R22, R20 and T2, T1, T0
My next card is my second ever shaker card! These are so much fun to make, and I thought it would work well to create a snowy themed card for the sweet new Little Darling Winter...
This card has SO MUCH SPARKLE!! I wish you all could see it in person, because my photos just don't do it justice!
I used my Circle Die Set to cut out the center, backed it with clear acetate, and filled it with glitter and sequins! The sentiment is stamped onto the smallest of the Fishtail/Banner Dies Set One.
I covered Winter's dress and cape with sparkles using my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, and then added Silver Stickles to the snowflakes on her cape and to her crown. I even swiped a bit of glitter onto her eye-shadow! :)
I tried to show it off in a close-up, but it's nothing like seeing it in person!
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - W1, E41, E40, E50
Dress - BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
Cape, Eye Shadow - BG000, BG0000
As you hop along, be sure to leave comments at each blog... there is a fabulous prize hidden along the way... a $25 YNS Gift Certificate!!! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning!!
And don't forget about Karen's traditional Hop Special!! This month is 20% off your entire purchase!!!
Happy Hopping, and thanks so much for joining us!!
It's SNEAK PEEK day at Your Next Stamp!!!
I get so excited to share the new releases with you all, that sometimes it's hard to wait!!! This month's release is SO MUCH FUN!!! I found myself reaching for the products for other cards, and then realizing I couldn't use them just yet... it was torture!!
Today's project was really fun to put together! I've used a new Waddles set called The Christmas Pickle. This set is soooo stinkin cute, it has inspired me to start this tradition with my kiddos this year!
My idea was to create a cute way to package the Christmas Pickle Ornament, so I used an empty canning jar and decorated a label to wrap around it. This would be a great way to present it as a gift to someone, and the jar can be kept for storing the pickle year after year!
On the back of the label, I stamped the cute pickle poem...
... and also added a label to the lid using the Circles Die Set...
I had to use the adorable Waddles in the set, too! I colored him up and make a cute little tag to attach to the "Pickle Prize". The dies I used for the tag are Circles Die Set, Winter Fun Tag Die Set, and Fishtail/Banner Die Set One.
I love how my project turned out, but unfortunately have gotten myself into a little bit of a pickle!!! I can't find a Christmas Pickle Ornament anywhere in town! :( So, my project feels kind of incomplete right now... I'll have to order something online so I can start this fun tradition with the kiddos this Christmas.
Be sure to visit the YNS Blog for links to all of the designers that have prepared sneak peeks for you today!
See you back here tomorrow for the big release blog hop!!!
It's week 2 of challenge inspiration at Your Next Stamp! I am really loving this sketch, so I had another go at it this week...
This cute image was formally a digital stamp, but was recently released as a clear stamp set. It's called Furry Christmas Friends. I colored it with Copics, and cut out the layers with my Stitched Rectangle Die Set. The sentiment from the Little Darling Crystal stamp set is stamped onto vellum, cut out with Scrapworks Strips Dies, and wrapped around the card.
Cat - W5, W3, W1, W0
Mouse - W3, W1, W0, W00
Ground - E44, E43, E42, E41
Bulb - R39, R29, E27, E24, E22, R20, R000
Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
You have just one more week to link up to our current challenge for a chance to win a YNS Gift Certificate!
Stop by the YNS Blog for loads more inspiration, and come join the fun!!!
Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new November products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these items are perfect for upcoming holidays and wintry days. You can view the entire release HERE!
We have 15 Character Stamps, 1 Sentiment Stamp Set, Snowflake Die Set, Make A Card #11 Winter Die, Snowy Day Enamel Dots, and 1 new Snowy Day 6x6 Paper Pad. I told you....this release is AMAZING!!
For my card today, I couldn't resist using the ADORABLE new Yeti Fun set, and I've colored my yeti to resemble the Bumble in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... I loved that movie when I was a kid, and it's so fun to watch it every year now with my kiddos!!
I paired him with some of the fabulous paper from the new Snowy Days 6x6 Paper Pad... I love the designs and colors in this pack! I also used some new dies from the Make-a-Card #11 Winter die set... that snowy hill die is going to be getting LOTS of use, and how cool is that row of trees?! So fun for making little wintery scenes!! To finish it off, I added a few blue sequins, and Doodlebug Asterisk Sequins to look like falling snowflakes!
Face, Tummy - B23, B21, B41 (plus prismacolor pencils - Blue Slate and Powder Blue)
Cheeks - RV10
Fur - C0, C00
Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team! If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.
C.C. Designs Blog
And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is how to enter:
Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!!
**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, November 8th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!
There are also 3 more chances to win prizes on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page!! Head over and join us for more fun!