Wednesday, August 10, 2011

YNS Birthday Blog Hop!


Today is a very special day over at Your Next Stamp...It's their second birthday! That's right folks, YNS is turning TWO!
In honour of the big day, Karen asked me to help celebrate and she sent me the cutest new release stamp! I had so much fun as July's Guest Designer, so I jumped at the chance to join in on the fun:)
This stamp is so darned FUN! I squealed when I opened my package and saw 'Big Present For You'....I love cute lil boy stamps (being a mama to 3 boys myself)!
If you have just stumbled across my blog and want to join in all the fun and games you can go to the start at Peggy's blog. If you have been hopping along and are arriving from Dana's blog then you are right on track!
There are also lots of amazing deals right now in the YNS store to celebrate and you don't need any code! The next stop on the hop is Jen's blog! Good luck and happy hopping!


I paper-pieced the present, popped up the lid and ribbon and added some copic shading and spica glitter pen to the ribbon as well. The little man is coloured with copics, sakura clear glitter pen added to the star on his shirt and highlights added to his cheeks and shoes with a white signo gel pen.


He was cut out with a spellbinders label die and the cs was inked with memento cantaloupe and tangelo while still in the die. I added colourful bakers twine to the balloons (handcut from the dp) and big red button. 
 I used the same label die for the inside, as well as banners cut from the dp. Pretty simple:)


I also made a fun little belated birthday card, using one of my very favorite YNS stamps So Sorry Donkey. He is the cutest lil donkey I have ever seen and isn't that sentiment hilarious!!!??? I LOVE it! There are so many people that I know that would get such a kick out of this card. I know I'll get lots of use out of this set!

I coloured Donkey with my copics and added some spots to his rump using my colorless blender. I inked up the edges of the image panel with memento ink and then went back with chalk ink to soften it a bit. Brown stitching makes such a statement on this card. I threaded two wooden buttons with brown hemp thread and anchored my banner sentiment with them. The sentiment actually comes as one piece, but I used scotch tape to separate them and my stamp-a-ma-jig to aline perfectly on the skinny banner die cut.



Here is the inside, using the second half of the sentiment. Again, inking and stitching tie the inside to the card front.

What is a birthday party with out games and some AMAZING prizes? Well we have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop and when you do you will be entered into the draw for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes! Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention, and click on the puzzle pieces, and follow the directions as you find them along the way. [3rd party cookies must be enabled to do the puzzle] When you are done put them all together at the end of the hop for your chance to win! You have until Monday, August 15th at Midnight EST.

YNS Birthday Puzzle Piece


And here are the AMAZING YNS prize packages that Karen is giving away!



Supplies: Card #1- Stamp- YNS, sentiments (MFT); Ink- memento; dp- BoBunny; cs- SU!; twine: The Twinery; button- SU!; Dies- spellbinders, MFT (star border, bracket), TCP (big scallop cutup); dimensionals, copics, white gel pen (SU!), sakura glitter pen
Card#2- Stamp- YNS; Ink- versafine, colorbox chalk ink (creamy brown), memento (chestnut roan); dp- MME; cs- SU!; dies- banner (TCP-easy rosette); buttons- unknown; twine (unknown); dimensionals; foam tape; sewing machine, brown thread, sponge, copics

Sketches- card 1 (SSSC); card 2 (Aug SFYTT)


33 comments:

Julie E said...

Oh my, what fun cards! So many great details on the first!!! Plus, I love the donkey one, I don't know how I have missed that image before.

Uta said...

Your cards are wonderful. Great job.

Hugs, Uta

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Loving all the layers and fun colours on your Birthday Boy card and that donkeys sweet face gets me everytime! I LOVE that stamp and your card is so fabulous!
Thanks for celebrating with us Jenny!
Hugs
Karen

ScrapinShana said...

Wow, I am really loving all the fabulous details in your cards!! The paper, the stitching and the twine on the balloons! LOVE, love, love!!!

Toni K said...

Oh my gosh! These are both amazing cards! The little boy, you did an awesome job paper piecing the gift! And the donkey card rocks! Love the sentiment!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Great cards Jenny. Love all the layers on the little boy card. The donkey is one of my favorites...I really like all the inking on the edges and the stitching.

Rachel said...

The balloons and button you added to the birthday card with the twine are absolutely fantastic! I love them! I also really love you paper pieced and popped up the different parts of the present. What great added dimension!

Kerri said...

Seriously??? Your birthday card could not be any more fabulous!!! I LOVE IT!!! You added so much texture and dimension and the bright bold colors just make me smile! Yes I think I did drool on my keyboard LOL! The donkey card is so cute and your coloring looks amazing! You rocked these projects, girl:)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Hee - you always make me giggle. That's a huge compliment, by the way, as I'm on the record for not LOLing very often! :) These are both amazing, as always, Jenny. Wish I had your talent for embellishing. More is more in the best possible way on all of your cards! I just got that donkey set in my last order. Can't wait to use it - you've inspired me!

Yvonne said...

SO cute!! I want that Donkey stamp! ydixon57@verizon.net

Angel said...

i friggin' love that donkey card! omword!!! and that birthday card is fabulous!

Basslady said...

your cards are so smashing and fantastic!

wonderful colouring and dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

DoodleDee Designs said...

Oh Jenny these are terrific! The Paper piecing and dimensions on the gift ribbon is just fabulous. I also love the individually cut ballons.

I aodre that donkey too. I'm itching to own him as well lol. Love the wood grain DP you used - so perfect for him and LOl @ that sentiment. I need to have this set now myself. You enabler you!

Great to have you join us again
Hugs - Diana :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Jenny I LOVE your cards!!~

Heather said...

What great cards. So cute. This hop has some wonderful inspiration as I just love YNS stamps.

Lynette said...

I loved the boy with all the colourful balloons. That donkey is just too cute.

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards! I love the balloons.

Jen

Wendy said...

These are great but I love the @#* one!!!

MaryAnn said...

Love the Big present for you stamp and your card is great. Love the colours

Sue D said...

Very fun cards!

Crystal said...

WOW I totally LOVE these, How you did that pressie in 3D looks AWESOME!!! LOVE your cards!

g said...

totally adorable & fab cards- as always! LOVE these!!

Maureen said...

Wow! These are both amazing! Love the dimension on the first and the coloring on the second is just perfect!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh these cards are terrific I absolutely love the @*#! cards it cracks me up!

Dana said...

LOL...okay I love the donkey card. That's how I feel all the time when I miss a birthday. Both of your cards are full of so much fun.

Hugs
Dana

Cathy P in AZ said...

Wowzers- you never disappoint me! :) The first card is so cute and colorful and layered! The donkey card cracked me up!

Jan said...

These cards are so colorful and fun...good designs.

Lynne in NI said...

Love your bright happy birthdy card and the little donkey one is just hilarious!

Wendy K. said...

I love the glittery present!

Tanya R said...

Loving the dimension on the first card!

Ida said...

Amazing and Fun! Oh my that Donkey card cracked me up.

Jen P said...

OMG - that donkey card is so great!! LOL I might need to buy that stamp!! :)

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

well done