Your Next Stamp: Fun Friday!

Howdy and happy Friday, everybody!
I have a new card to share with you for the month-long Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp featuring “Nathan from the USA“:
Here are our sketch and inspiration photo for this month:
 I am finishing up my time with Your Next Stamp this month, so this will be my last post for YNS.
I’ve enjoyed being on the team, first as part of the YNS Splitcoast challenge team, and then as part of the Design Team. Thank you, Karen for letting me be part of the fun and fabulousness, and thanks to all of the DT for being such warm and inspiring ladies…you all ROCK!
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the YNS challenge blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

More Summer Fun for YNS Fun Friday!

Hi, fellow stampers and crafters! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday this week at Your Next Stamp!

Our month-long theme is “Summer Fun,” and here’s my card, which features “Ellie Loves the Beach“:

I also created a custom sentiment with two of our new clear sets, “Happy Day Sentiments” and the “Skinny Font Alpha Set“. The sun was made with one of the “Whatnots Seasons One” dies, and all I had to do was add a button in the middle for instant sunshine!
You’ll want to mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 22 when we reveal all of the new stamps and dies at Your Next Stamp! You won’t want to miss the blog hop, which is always jam-packed with inspiring ideas  from the DT and you’ll have a chance to win prizes just for commenting on each blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

YNS Fun Friday! – Thanks a Latte!

Happy Friday, crafty pals! It’s my turn to post again at Your Next Stamp for Fun Friday, and today, I’m sharing a cute gift card holder that features one of my all-time favorite YNS images, “Ellie Loves Lattes,” as well as a couple of the new YNS Whatnots dies.
Even though Christmas has come and gone, this would still be a great project for anytime you are in need of a gift card holder for a birthday, special occasion, or a thank you gift!
I started with a free pdf template for my project, but I made some changes. I didn’t include the top tag shape or the fastener portions. I used the size of the template to make a pocket to adhere to the front of a small note card, because that leaves room to write a special note to the recipient on the inside.
I also punched a half circle on the pocket to make it easier to get to the gift card. 
To make sure the gift card doesn’t fall out, I cut a long piece of twine and wrapped it around the card, then punched a small hole at the bottom of the pocket. Once the gift card is in the pocket, the twine is tied through the punched hole, and voila! The gift card stays in place!
Supplies: Your Next Stamp (“Ellie Loves Lattes” stamp set, Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies), papers (Bo Bunny Double Dot, Crate Paper, Copic markers, watermark ink, opaque white embossing powder, twine (Trendy Twine), Stickles, Liquid Pearls, free PDF template (Carolyn’s Stamp Store).

Thanks bunches for stopping by! I hope you have a totally fun Friday and a wonderful weekend! 

To see what the other members of the Your Next Stamp team have created to inspire you, just stop by the YNS blog! I’ll be back tomorrow with a year in review wrap-up post, and again on Sunday with a new Christmas Card Challenge!