Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tag, You're It!

Today is the start of a new TCP Tuesday Challenge.  We are looking for TAGS!   

It could be gift tags, or tags on a card.   Show us your tag creations and you are in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.

I was in need of a couple tags to dress up gift bags and it was the stamp set Friendship to the rescue with those adorable penguins.

The top of each tag was created with the TCP Toppers CutUps die.  I cut out one layer with water color paper and then a second out of patterned paper that was a little longer.   The 2 layers are held together at the top with ribbon.   This layering creates a small card of sorts, with the "to" and "from" plus a note, hidden away between the 2 layers.

TCP Supplies:  Friendship stamp set and Toppers CutUps

Now the question is...what will you create???

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fly Away and Celebrate Bag

Hi Everyone!   There is a new challenge up on the Your Next Stamp blog today.   Play along for your chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.   We have a sketch and a color combo challenge for you to choose from.  

I went with the sketch and used it to decorate a die cut bag.   Are you always on the lookout for a creative way to give a gift card?   Did you know that gift cards fit in the bag you can create using the Your Next Stamp Cute Little Shopping Bag die set?
Yep, it is true!  This may just become my 'go to' gift card presentation.

 YNS Supplies: Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday stamp set | Waddles Happy Brrr-thday die set | Puffy Cloud Border Die set | Cute Little Shopping Bag die set
Fun and easy to make!

Be sure to join in the YNS challenge, I can't wait to see what you make!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YNS July DT Dare - Framed

This month the Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare asked the team to "Frame It"!  We all accepted the dare which means you can head on over to the YNS Blog and leave a comment on the Dare post for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!


  YNS Supplies:  Flippin' Fabulous stamp set Flippin' Fabulous die set | Flip Flop Fun die set | Stitched Square die set 
Tons of flip flop fun on this one, with a clean white on white background.  The crab from Flippin' Fabulous is framed by the white layers and flip flops.

Be sure to head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment to win.

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TCP Christmas in July

Have you started making Christmas cards yet?   Today I am sharing my first of 2016.  This one was made for the new TCP Tuesday challenge #318 going on right now, Christmas in July!   



I could not pull out the traditional red and green papers yet, so this card is made in cool teals.

TCP Ingredients:  First Christmas Stamp Set and Toppers Cutups

Join in the fun by linking up your Christmas card on the TCP blog.   All stamps are welcome, but of course we always love seeing what you create with TCP.   One random participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.

Smiles,
Julie

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cool, Clean and Simple

This week the C for the CAS challenge on SCS is doing double duty as we are looking for Cool Treats on your creation.  I am the hostess and would love to see your take on the challenge.  Be sure to join in with your own creation featuring a cool treat and tag it with CAS384.

One of my favorite things about summer is the warmth makes cool treats a must have.   Ice cream cones are a go to.   We spent the weekend at my in laws house and they call the ice cream truck when they want a cool treat!  

Your Next Stamp Waddles Happy Brrr-thday stamp and die set


For this card, I masked off the square using painter's tape, then sponged on some orange ink.   The penguin was stamped, colored up and then die cut out.   

Join in the fun over on SCS.   We have a new challenge every week!

Smiles,


Julie

Saturday, July 2, 2016

YNS July New Release Blog Hop - Apples and More!

The Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop is going on right now!  Hop, hop, hop and leave a comment on each blog as you go.   One random commenter will win a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate.   The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning!


The July release is great one!   It is full of variety and of course, tons of CUTENESS.   

I went with a theme for today's post and it is back to school.   Ha, ha, I know there are many students who got out of school last week.  I am planning ahead to September.   Wouldn't it be great to start preparing now and have some fun note cards on hand for the kiddos when they are back in school?!

This trio was made using the new stamp sets School Notes and Scribble Fun Two.

The scribble circle was stamped on the base of each 3x3 card.   Then the school themed stamps were stamped, colored up and die cut out, to layer over each scribble.   Using the matching dies makes it so easy to layer the stamped images. 

Up next is a card full of apples.   The stamps are from the new set Picnic Phoebe, but I decided to only use the apples and turn this into something that could be used for a teacher.
Phoebe is layered over the new Heart Fence die.  The heart cut outs are optional, but definitely a sweet element to use.

Now is the time to shop and grab all your favorite YNS products in the YNS Store.   There is a sale going on right now and everything is on sale!


Here are all the new products used on the cards above:





Have fun hopping and checking out all the inspiration from the YNS team and guests!

Smiles,
Julie




YNS July 2016 Peek at Waddles

Tomorrow, Your Next Stamp's July release will be available in the YNS store
Tomorrow, there will be a blog hop sharing creations made with the new July YNS products.
Today, you have to wait.
Nah, just kidding, today, you get to check out a preview of the new release!

I am sharing a peek at the new stamp set Waddles Beach Fun.   Waddles + water + color = fun!

YNS Supplies:  Waddles Beach Fun Stamp set and Stitched Rectangle die set

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the new release blog hop with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS store.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, July 1, 2016

Party On

It's the first day of July and what better way to kick off the month than with a new challenge from Your Next Stamp?!

I pulled out some partying animals for this card and stuck with bright colors. It is a celebration after all!
YNS Supplies:  Party Animals stamp and die sets | Fishtail / Banner die set one | Gumdrops

My card is based on the sketch, but there is also a color combo if sketches are not your thing.  Choose either challenge and play along.   Link up your creation on the YNS blog.


Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's a Sunshiney Day

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog you have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice simply by leaving a comment on the YNS Feature Day Post!

The team is welcoming in summer by featuring the color yellow on their creations today.
YNS Supplies:  Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Three stamp set  |  Cool Tag Banner Sentiments stamp set | Cool Tag Three Die Set

My card is based on the latest Sketch Saturday challenge, #417.

Head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  You have until June 24th to comment.

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sparkling with TCP

The newest TCP Tuesday challenge is up right now and we are looking for Red, White and Blue with Sparkle!   Of course the hardest part of the challenge for me was adding the sparkle.



TCP Ingredients:  Sending You stamp set (sentiment), Sending Die, He Said She Said Die, Retired Hot Air Balloon set, but here is a similar one
As I mentioned, sparkle was the most difficult.   I die cut the word sending, then covered it with Stickles.   The stickles made it too silvery so I used a blue copic marker and ran it over the stickles.

Join in the fun by linking up your sparkly red, white and blue creation on the TCP blog.   All stamps are welcome, but of course we always love seeing what you create with TCP.   One random participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.

Smiles,
Julie