Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bear Hugs

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

The new bear2stamp set is just so adorable and fun to use!!
The coordinating Bear Dies are amazing!  There is a die to die cut the stamp bear image, then there is also a die to create cuts along his arms so the adorable bear can hold things!!  I LOVE IT!!  I used the heart dies in the set to create this cute little heart shaker piece for the bear to hold!


TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  bear2stamp
Dies: Bear Dies, Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Chocolate, Licorice, Bubblegum
Paper: Guava, Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar, Make a Wish Collection
Misc.: Guava Pearls


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

YNS Challenge #53

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

Card sketch....


and photo/colors to find inspiration from....



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Here's the cute card I created from the inspiration above:
I really like this image!  So cute!  The set I used is called Holiday Owl, in which I stamped in YNS's very own Black Olive Ink!!

I used the Pillow Box Die to create the two layers for my sentiment!  And finished off my card by adding some yummy Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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Beautiful Thank You


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a Thank You card to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

Have you had a chance to see the new Visions of the East Release?

I created this beautiful Thank You card using the new Oriental Frames and Motifs Die Set!
The red pattern background paper is from the new 6x6 Washi Paper Assortment I got!  I really like the papers!!

I really like how this card turned out!

I also used the previously released Petite Sakuras die set for the three little red flowers!

The stamped Thank You is from the Many Thanks stamp set!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mittens and Friend

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have another card to share with you using this months stamp of the month mittens2stamp from The Stamps of Life!!

As well as the new sayings4mittens stamp set!
I really like how this sweet friend card turned out!!


TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  mittens2stamp, sayings4mittens, ladybugs2love
Ink: Cranberry, Green Apple
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Green Apple, Cranberry, HoHoHo Collection
Misc.: Strawberry and White Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful For You

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

Today's card features the pilgrimboy2stamp set!
As the card stats, I am so thankful for all my lovely followers!  Also well as all my family and friends!!  And to have such an enjoyable hobby!!  Thanks to all the great companies that believe in me!!



TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  pilgrimboy2stamp
Dies: Pilgrim Dies
Ink: Licorice, Chocolate
Paper: Congratulations Collection, Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar
Misc.: Matte Button, Gingersnap Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

YNS November Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Tags

What a great feature day theme!  I was so excited to see this theme, why you ask?!?

Well every year I tell myself I am not going to buy tags for my Christmas gifts and am going to hand make them! Well I get short on time with all the Christmas hustle and it never happens!

So this feature day theme really helped me this year!!  I may actually be able to make that goal this year!!

Here are a few of the tags I created:
Aren't they cute?!

I knew I wanted to do something kind of quick so that I could make a bunch of them and not take hours!  So instead of coloring all the images in, I stamped the images with an ink color!  I just love all the new inks from YNS!!!

These are all the colors I used:

They are truly beautiful!!

I used the amazing Cool Tag Three Die Set to create each of the tags!

I then used these stamp sets to create the tags:


Each one of these sets is so fun!!  I love them all!!

I especially liked having the Mini Letters and Numbers stamp set so that I could add the "To" and "From" to the tags.  For the tags that I didn't have enough room to add the "From" to the front, I added it to the back:
I used a black marker to add the two dots at the end of the stamped "To" and "From".

And as always, I finished off my creations by adding some yummy Gumdrops and lovely Divine Twine!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Close Knit Friends

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I once again have another fun card featuring the adorable mittens2stamp and patterns4mittens from  The Stamps of Life!!

I had so much fun with these stamp sets!!
So pretty! 

The large Merry Christmas in the inside is from the trees4Christmas stamp set!


TSOL Products Used:

Stamps:  mittens2stamp, patterns4mittens, trees4Christmas
Dies: Mitten Dies, Square Flip-Its #2
Ink: Licorice, Cranberry
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Artichoke, Happiness Collection
Misc.: Glitter, Wood Hearts, Strawberry and White Twine, Enamel Dots

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deepest Sympathy


Hello Stamping Friends!

Today I am on the Inspired By Stamping Blog!!

I believe, like many people, I struggle with Sympathy cards.  I never have liked making them, but unfortunately sometimes we have to.

When the Garden Roses stamp set was release this month, I thought what a wonderful set it would be to use to create an elegant and beautiful Sympathy card.

So I am going to share with you today a fun and quick Sympathy card.

I started by using my VersaMark ink to stamp the open view of the rose in my bottom right corner of my card three times and then used white embossing powder to cover it.  I heat set it with my heat tool!


I then grabbed my Distress Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade and a dauber, so that I could add some color to the edge of my paper.

I inked up the dauber and added the ink by first dabbing it on my scratch piece of paper and then bringing the color onto my main piece in a circular motion.
Continue to your liking!

At first I started out thinking I was going to use a pink ink, but decided on a yellow as I wanted the roses to be a little subtle in the background.


My finished Sympathy card:

I added the sweet "someone so special will never be forgotten" and "With Deepest Sympathy" from the Big Sympathy stamp set!

I love the slight size difference between the two sentiments.  As well as the fonts used!  Makes for a really nice flow in my opinion!

I then added some twine and some enamel dots to finish off my card!
I think it makes for a really elegant Sympathy card!  I tend to like to create clean and simple Sympathy cards, since the matter at heart is pretty huge and heavy.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to check out all of Inspired By Stamping's products!

Have a lovely day!




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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pair Of Mittens

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

I absolutely love the new mittens2stamp, along with the new coordinating patterns4mittens!!

I created this beautiful card using the two sets!!
I love how it turned out!!  The stamps are so much fun and the colors used are so perfect together!

As I was assembling the card, I realized I really hadn't thought about where I was going to put the sentiment, but decided that I just really enjoyed the mittens being the only real focus on the card!  So I saved the sentiment for the inside!!


TSOL Products Used:
Stamps:  mittens2stamp, patterns4mittens
Dies: Mitten Dies, Stitched Circle Dies, Scallop Framelits
Ink: Midnight, Pixie, Guava
Paper: Powdered Sugar, Midnight, Guava, HoHoHo Collection
Misc.: Pink and White Twine, Midnight Grosgrain with White Dots, Guava Sean Binding,  Grape Pearls, Guava Glitter Button


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Flip-It Fun

Hello Stamping Friends!

 I am on the Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing how to create the fun "Flip-It" Card with the Half Circle Flip Die Set!

In my opinion this is a must have die!  It really creates a fun card!

It may look a little intimidating at first! Which is why I have created a tutorial for you to make it easy!

Just to let you know, I am also working on a second part to this series!!  First I wanted to share how to create a Flip-It card!  My next tutorial I am going to share another fun card design to change it up a little!  Another use out of this awesome die!!

Here is a look at a few supplies I quickly grabbed to get me started:
I started by creating a A2 Card base (11" x  5 1/2"), scored at 4 1/4".

I decided I was going to use the larger of the two dies from the Half Circle Flip Die Set to create this Flip-it card!!  As my sentiment and image I want to work with will work best with this size!  I've also used the awesome Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set!  As these circles work so well together with the Half Circle Flip Die Set!

So lying my card base down I found the center of the left half of my card base, which is 2 1/8".

You can then place the card base and die in your die cutting machine.  Place the die just over your marks you created, with the circle facing to your left.  Position the die evenly from top to bottom as well, unless you want the circle position more to the top or bottom.  I am trying to make it as centered as possible.   Feel free to use a little painter's tape or post it note to keep the die in place. I have magnetic platforms, so I normally don't use them unless I think I need to! 
You are then ready to run in through your machine!  So exciting!!

It will look like this:

Now fold along the center score line, just like it was a normal card.

Lastly carefully fold the right  most section over to the left along the score lines the die created!  Should look like this:
YAY!!  You just created a Flip-It Card base!  How exciting and so much fun!

The Half Circle Flip Die Set really is great for making creating this card design so fun and easy!!

You are now able to embellish your card to your liking!!

Here is my finished card:
How fun!!  I used the adorable Just Plane Amazing stamp set for the sentiment and plane!!  As well as the coordinating Just Plane Amazing Die Set to die cut the plant, in which I then used pop-dots to adhere to the circle.

To get the striped piece of paper, I simple ran the die through my die cutting machine on the pattern paper, I then trimmed three of the edges slightly (but did not trim anything on the right side)!

Here's a glance at my in process work of creating the clouds on my die cut!
I used the Puffy Cloud Border Die Set to die cut one of the clouds to use as a mask.   I then used the Blueberry Breeze to ink add ink to the circle in circular motions.  I moved the mask a few times.  I really like how it turned out!!

Opened up:
On the inside I stamped two clouds also from the Just Plane Amazing stamp set and also added the large "Happy" in Holly Berry Red Ink and "birthday" in Black Olive Ink from the awesome Happy Everything stamp set!!

What a fun design!!

I finished off this card by adding some lovely Gumdrops!!  I just love those embellishments!!

I created this card when the die was first released:
This card used the smaller of the two dies from the Half Circle Flip Die Set!

I hope I have helped you see how fun and easy it is to use this die!!  You'll love it!!

You can view all the amazing products from YNS here!

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stitched Stars

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

The new Stitched Star Dies are so much fun!!
Creating a shaker card with them was my first idea!!

So Fun!!


The Stamps of Life Products Used:
Stamps:  stars2stamp
Dies: Stitched Star Dies
Ink: Licorice
Paper: Powder Sugared, Blueberry, Hello Friend Collection
Misc.: Acetate, Silver Sequins


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

YNS Challenge #52

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

I used a few of the colors from the picture and followed the sketch for the most part!!  But changed things up slightly.

I started by stamping and coloring the adorable penguins kissing from the Waddles Winter Happiness stamp set!
I also used the new Wide Dome Shaker Globe Die Set!  I thought it would be so much fun to put these cuties in a globe to create a shaker card!!!  I really like this die set!!

 I used some yummy Gumdrops to finish off my card!  As well as some Gold Metallic Divine Twine!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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