Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{YNS} Challenge 57 & New Product Blog Hop!

Hi there! Today, Your Next Stamp is releasing some fun new stamps and dies! And we are having ourselves a Merry Little Blog Hop to celebrate and showcase the new goodies that Karen has in store:)
You should have arrived here from Maureen's blog...if you just stumbled upon my humble little blog and want to start at the beginning, as not to miss any of this crafty goodness, then head back to Kerri's blog.
Today is also a YNS challenge day! Jen d. is our hostess and she is wants us to make holiday/winter projects (YNSC57), so play along with us and link up your cards to the YNS Challenge blog for a chance to win!

I made a couple of little projects to show you today! The first uses the new (and fuh-lippin AMAZING little BIG set) Holiday Snow Globe set, which comes with tons of stamps- seriously, you won't be dissappointed in what Karen's packed into this set!!

 Of course, I felt like I needed to make a real snowglobe with this set, so I did! Some acetate, foam tape, and chunky glitter and there you have it! I stamped and cut out the little snowman, colouring him and adding necessary bling to his winter-wear. Behind that clear window, he is popped up on dimensionals over the snowflake stamped and rhinestone decaled paper. I stamped the sentiment tag with various snowflakes that come with this set as well, stamped the phrase in black ink, then added more rhinestones (Yes, I did go a little apey with the bling-age today;) That little snowflake button is so sparkly and i tied it with a double linen thread bow. The layout is from this months SFYTT by YNS's very own Jen d!



For my next project, I used the new Criss Cross stamp and die (as well as characters from the Snowglobe set) to create some fun and easy little Christmas tags for my boys.


I stamped the criss cross stamp on Crumb Cake paper (formerly known as Kraft;) in various inks, then cut out with the steel die. There is supposed to be little nibs on the corners, but I cut them off. With tags I thought that they would likely get torn off anyway, in the excitement of digging around under the tree and opening:) I backed the tags with lightweight chipboard to give them some strength. I then stamped their names with an alphabet stamp (TCP). The little guys from the snowglobe set were coloured and blinged up as much as possible:)
A SU! jumbo eyelet was set through one end and satin ribbon (SU) threaded through and tied with a cherry bakers twine bow (the twinery).




Here is my chicken-scratch on the back. The Snowglobe set comes with ALOT of words, and the 'To:' and 'Love:' are some of them!

We are also giving away THREE prizes, just for commenting!! And the prize holders are top secret, so know one knows which hoppers will be chosen. The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance at being chosen! You have until Monday, Dec 12 (midnight EST) to leave your comments! Karen will announce the winners on December 13.
There are also some amazing specials going on at the YNS store, not to mention a special little giftie added if you place an order from now until the 25th! Merry Christmas to YOU!
Next up on the hop is Jen del Muro!

19 comments:

Jennifer Roach said...

Wow Jenny, these are awesome! I was thinking of trying to do a shaker too with the snowglobe but it made my brain hurt to figure it out :) You rocked it!!

Ladybug said...

Great job on the snowglobe shaker! I also love the detail on the tags. Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

I seriously LOVE your shaker card!!! That is so awesome, and all the bling is fabulous! Your tags are so cute! What a great idea!!!

Shari Green said...

Jenny; WONDERFUL job! Love both your projects. THis stamp set looks like sooooo very much fun!

Patty said...

What cute projects! Shaker cards are always a lot of fun! I must have these stamps!!

:)

Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

Dana said...

Oh my goodness Jenny. So fabulous!!!!

Hugs
Dana

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Jenny, I love the glitter in the shaker cards. Looks like you had so much fun!

Mary J said...

Oh they are ALL so wonderful Jenny! Love them!

MaryAnn said...

wonderful projects. Love your snow globe and snowman, it jumps right off the page (computer).

Oma said...

Love your bright and colourful card. I never would have thought to use the criss cross die as a tag. Great idea and I'm sure your sons will love the tags!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Love your bright/bold card!! So festive! Fabulous tags also!

Angel said...

goodness, it don't get no cuter than this! sweet tags!

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love your tags and your shaker card is super cute

Hugs
Jenn Zeeb

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

CUTE! FUN! FABULOUS! I LOVE your shaker card and what a wonderful idea to make tags using the criss cross die and stamp! I'm totally going to copy you!!! Love them all!!!
Hugs
Karen

Michele Boyer said...

My goodness, Jenny! These are BEYOND cute! Your little snow glove is AMAZING, and those tags with those ADORABLE tiny images....LOVE them! So much!

ladybugg61 said...

AMAZING colours/colouring on your Snowman Snow Globe, love every element you've put into it! And those tags! My, my, my ... everything is so adorable!

Vanessa Middleton said...

LOVE your shaker card, the colors are awesome!!! :)

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness!! Your card is just adorable. Love all the layering. The criss cross stamp and die is pretty nice on your tags, also. Cutest little images ever. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Amazing tags! And adorable shaker card