Tuesday, October 9, 2012

YNS October New Release Blog Hop!


Hey everyone and welcome to the October Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! I am SO glad that you stopped by today! You won't be disappointed, I promise! We have tons of adorable new images to show you including some stamps from TWO new artists-woohoo!!!  We are so excited to welcome Cory Designs and Mabel Designs to the YNS family.  We are all just LOVING the new images, and we know you will too!  We also have some new stamps from artist Heather Rolin and two awesome new dies!

Of course we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!  Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for you chance to win one of THREE new release prize packs!!!  You have until Sunday, October 14th at midnight (EST) to comment.  Karen will post the winners on the YNS Blog on October 15th.

Now onto my projects! I am so excited to show you the ADORABLE Santa's List set that you can purchase. The best thing about this set is just how versatile it is. I had so many different ideas running through my head when I first saw this set so I wanted to share with you a few of them!


 Christmas List Clipboard
 This first project is one that I am SO excited about! I have had this clipboard in my stash of alterables for a few years now. I picked it up at Michaels from their dollar section so I am not sure if you will be able to find it still, however, I am sure you would be able to find something similar! Anyway, I am an avid list maker, especially at Christmas time! I wanted to have a place where I could keep track of gift ideas for everyone in my family (and there are a lot of them) so I created a clipboard that I can hang on my fridge! I created the lists using Word on my computer and printed them out on regular paper. Then, whenever I get an idea for a gift, I can just write it down under their specific page! And seriously, is that Santa with his want wish list not the cutest?

Here's a closer look at him! I just adore his cute little nose! :) 
 Now onto my second idea!


Thank You Cards

When I saw that this fun set had a "thank you" sentiment in it, I just knew that I was going to use it to create thank you cards from Addison to give out after Christmas. I had her color the background paper with some markers (under my careful observation of course...she likes to color her skin) and stamped the Santa and his banner on some white card stock which I then colored with my Copics. I also stamped him a second time on some solid colored card stock so that the banner would stand out.

I just love how these turned out and know the recipient will as well! It's never too early to teach your children to say thank you! :)

And onto my last project!


Christmas Table Nameplates
I really wish these pictures were able to show you just how adorable it is but, sadly, they don't do it justice. This cute little nameplate is actually a wooden stand that I purchased off of a craft website a few months ago. Basically it is a square piece of wood, painted black, with a dowel glued to the back in order to prop it up. When the ideas were rolling through my head as to how to use this set, I thought it would be so fun to put a name in the banner instead of a sentiment. I just used some white stickers and added in Nick's name to the banner. I then glued the finished Santa to the wooden stand and it was finished! So easy yet so cute!

Now there are so many other ways that this set can be used. I was thinking that he would be fun to use as a gift tag, on a regular Christmas card, as an ornament to showcase the children's wishlists, etc. The possibilities are endless!


All of the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the YNS Store PLUS Karen is offering a new release special – 15% off your order using code YNSOCTNR!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Tracey's amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go so you can be in the running for a new release prize pack!  Happy Hopping!


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20 comments:

Mary J said...

Great fun!

Blankina said...

This Santa stamp from YNS is so versatile, love the wishlist!!

Great hop, off to the next..

Hugs Blankina

Casandra Bennett said...

That Santa is so darling. Love what you did with this stamp. Very cute.

wendy said...

super cute projects!

Basslady said...

your projects are so awesome and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Dana said...

Stephanie I love all of your projects. So glad you're with us for this release.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! LOVE the background by Addison! What a great way to get her involved!

Sue D said...

Adorable projects with these stamps!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you did the background on the Santa cards. All of your projects are fantastic.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I think your want/wish list is adorable, and I really like those wooden stands - someone gave me one as a gift with a clip glued to it, I love it!

Indy said...

What cuteness! I especially love the want (oops wish) list clipboard...and I think you can still find these in dollar sections at Michael's. I want to make one for me (of course to share the my wishes with my hubby!).

Gisela said...

Very cute and clever use of the list clipboard.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

WOW! You made some really fabulous projects with this set Steph! Love that you let Addison color the background - too CUTE!!!

Liza Shepherd said...

I have just added this set to my wish list!!! Your projects are great!!! I didn't know if I would like this set or not but now I have to have it!!! Thanks! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

So glad you were able to show us this new release...your projects are amazing. Love the little clip board-so useful, Addison did a great job of making pp, and the name plate is adorable just like the image.

Lisa T said...

All of your Santa projects are so cute!

Flo S. said...

Wow is right. I love he many ways you used that cute santa.

Maureen said...

Wow - so many great ideas using this one set!! I love how you had Addison color the backgrounds - so fun!

tracy penney said...

I really love that stamp and the Christmas. List is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Gabby Lou said...

Wow...so many great ideas in this one set. Thanks for sharing what you do so well. Happy Valentines Day!!