Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{Your Next Stamp May Blog Hop and Super Exciting News!!}

Hello! Today is a very special day at Your Next Stamp ! We are so excited to announce that YNS is the newest Splitcoaststampers Member Company!!! Woohoo!!! To celebrate, we have put together a special blog hop filled with all of our favorite things from Your Next Stamp ! We have 3 hidden prizes along the way, so make sure you comment on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win! Here’s the hop list:

Dana- http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.ca/2012/05/your-next-stamp-may-blog-hop.html

Kerri- http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.ca/

Cabio - guest - http://cabioscraftcorner.blogspot.ca/2012/05/yns-blog-hop-and-exciting-new-for-your.html

Carole- http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/mothers_little_helper/2012/05/exciting-news.html

Diana- http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.ca/2012/05/may-blog-hop.html
Veronica- http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.ca/ ---> You are here!

Jen D- http://iheart2stamp.com/2012/05/01/your-next-stamp-blog-hop-news/

Jen R- http://www.tennisgirl27.blogspot.ca/2012/05/some-exciting-news-for-your-next-stamp.html

Kelli - guest - http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.ca/2012/04/its-yns-celebration-may-blog-hop.html

Susan- http://www.susiestampalot.com/2012/05/weve-got-some-news-from-your-next-stamp.html

Wendy- http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.ca/2012/05/bonjour.html

Peggy- http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/your-next-stamp-has-some-very-exciting-news-blog-hop/

Lydia - guest- http://understandblue.blogspot.com/

Jenny P- http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2012/05/giraffe-love-story.html

Karen- http://yournextstamp.blogspot.ca/2012/05/yns-splitcoaststampers-hop-hop-hop.html

Now let me show you some of the ADORABLE stamps you can get from Your Next Stamp!


  I created this card using a stamp set created by Jenny Suchin for Your Next Stamp called "Basket Animals". I also used the Small Post Card Stamp set with  coordinating metal dies. The patterned paper is by Teresa Collins, and the adorable balloons are also available from Your Next Stamp! I love that the balloons come in three different shapes. SO darn cute! To give my balloons extra dimension I wanted to create my own chip board so I cut each balloon shape out 4 times. I glued three of them together and saved the patterned piece for the top layer. Next I sanded each  balloon with my sanding block. I stamped and cut out all of the critters and used a foam square to make them peek out from the top of the post card. I just love this fun, fun card!


  For this card I used another favorite of mine, also designed by Jenny Suchin for YNS "Special Delivery". I stamped the elephant on polka dot patterned paper by The Paper Studio.  I added more balloons using the same techniques as my card above to create my own chip board. The white crocheted ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the blue stripe ribbon is from SU. This would be the perfect little card for a baby boy!

After I made the boy card I thought I better create one for the girls to, hehe.


I hope you like my cards!

Karen (YNS owner) is also in the process of moving, so she is having a MOVING SALE ! Quantities are limited, so shop early to grab the stamps and dies you want at a fantastic deal! There is also a Retired Stamp Bin (70% OFF!!!) and a Bargain Bin so make sure you check out all of the awesome deals at the Your Next Stamp Store !

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jen D's amazing blog! Thank you for celebrating with us and happy hopping!

Click here to visit our new members forum at Splitcoast Stampers!



Lisa (LisaScraps) said...

All your cards a so precious. I especially like the first with all the animals peeking over the postcard.

wendy said...

such fun cards! love the blue and pink elephants!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are amazing, I love them

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love Jenny's designs, and they are so well highlighted here. Adorable and sweet!

cabio's craft corner said...

Such an adorable set. Love the cute and sweet theme of the project set :-)

jimlynn said...

All are wonderful. Really like the little critters on that first card and the way you did the balloons is very neat! I'll have to try and remember that now.
The baby cards are just adorable. Cute image and again, such wonderful balloons.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your cards. Thank you for showing how you can use for a boy or a girl.

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute cards...love the animals looking over the panel.

Susan said...

Love your three uber-sweet cards. Those little critters and that small postcard are fabulous. Love your balloon treatment and the way you have dimension on your cards!

Carmen L. said...

I've never seen the Basket Animals stamp before. Love it and your beautiful cards!

Tracy Penney said...

Stamp and die sets are fabulous. YNS has some great one. My wish list is growing.

Jenny said...

Love your cards- I esp. adore the postcard one with all the little animals:)

~ Jo ~ said...

Love all your cards. They are so unique and fun. I love how you made the balloons in different papers. Great job!


Shari said...

Veronica; all 3 cards are wonderful! I especially like the baby ones, so pretty!

Annie Rose said...

Oh my, those animals are so cute! Awesome cards! :)

Annie Rose

rlovew said...

So adorable! I love all the little animals you used.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Your cards are so FUN and CUTE! I love your creativity Veronica!

Emily H said...

Wow! These are super adorable!

sparkling stamper said...

LOVE those critters!!!

Melissa E. said...

Those special delivery cards are truly SPECIAL! I especially love the paper you chose for the blue one.

Sue D said...

Adorable cards with the animals and the balloons.

Tracey Cuccia said...

SO SWEET! I'm brand new (literally this morning) to YNS - and I've LOVED everything I've seen so far. Sweet adorable images, and a great design team to showcase them, too :). Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

All your cards are adorable. I really like the pink and blue elephants.

stampencamper said...

great projects, lovin the post card layout, thanks for making blog hop fun

Cathy P in AZ said...

Super cute creations!

Barbara "Bo" Trommer said...

Very cute ideas! Thanks for sharing them with everyone.

mackbrad said...

Omg the baby cards with the elephant are adorable!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great cards....those animals are awesome!

Heather B said...

Soooo sweet!! Love those animals and your technique with the balloons is so great. I have to try that.