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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop

Well, it's New Release time at Your Next Stamp and today we have a fun new blog hop to share! Have ya'll been enjoying the sneak peeks from Friday and Saturday? I am loving all the new sets and dies! Hopefully ya'll came here from Kerri's blog, but if not, the hop started over on Maureen's blog so you should definitely backtrack as not to miss a thing!

It had been a while since I made a round card, so I thought it would be fun to do something a little different this time. I easily cut all the shapes with my Big Shot and Nestabilities, and just assembled it, adding the new cutie from the new Dress Up Fhiona stamp and die sets. The dies cut the little body, antennae and wings, and there are other options to choose from with this die set to make Fhiona one of a kind.

Playing dress-up with Fhiona brings back memories of me playing with paper dolls at my Great Aunt's house in Eagle Lake, Texas. Any time we'd go over there to visit, I was allowed to go in the front closet and get out the paper doll sets she had and play with them. My favorite was the Shirley Temple set. Dont'cha know that would be worth something today if I hadn't bent them all up and tortured that little cardboard girl!

Anyway, here's some New Release "PERKS" that you need to be aware of:
1. The blog hop starts today, Sunday, March 11 and ends Tuesday, March 13th at midnight (EST).
2. Be sure and leave comments on ALL the blogs along the hop to be entered to win some new release items
3. There's some awesome "bundle" deals on the YNS website. There have also been some other sets added to the Bargain Bin since our last hop, so check that sale out too.

I did mention PRIZES!!! There are 3 ways you can WIN some YNS!!!!
  1. You may have noticed that there was a prize stop along the hop - I won't tell you who, but if you hop along, it's quite obvious who has a Tooth Fairy Ellie up for grabs!
  2. Leave comments on all the blogs as 1 of the gals is a secret blogger.
  3. Leave you name in the linky thing over on the YNS BLOG HERE with a comment and Karen will draw 1 lucky winner to win the new Tags Galore Stamp and Die set!!!
 The winners will be posted on the YNS Blog on Wed March 14th!

Ok, time to hop on over to Jen R.'s blog for some more awesome inspiration!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Because I already knew exactly what pieces I was going to need to cut from my Nestabilities and other dies for this card, I maximized my space on my Big Shot and cut as many shapes in one "run through" as possible by cutting down each paper to the size of the dies without a lot of "extra" paper. Do this to save lots of time.

Stamps:  Dress Up Fhiona (Your Next Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Black (AC), This & That, Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Carolina Breeze (Teresa Collins)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Dress Up Fhiona Die Set (YNS), Scallop Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Flower Button CutUps Dies (TCP), Heart Die-namics (MFT), Felt and Divine Twine (TCP), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Button, Hot Glue, Jody Boosters


  1. i love this shaped card with that cute image!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. THIS IS DARLING! I am just loving these new stamps and your card is awesome. :)

    -Annie Rose

  3. fantastic bee your cat's pajamas work too!

  4. very cute card.
    I like the colors you used.
    can't wait to see the other crafts that are made using the new stamps.


  5. Cute! Cute! Cute! Love little Fhiona all dressed up as a cute little bee!

  6. SWEET,SWEET,SWEET...I just love this card. The image is so cute but what makes it perfect is the comination of DP that you chose. I never think on choosing anything but coordinates..u have inspired me..thank you.

  7. Super sweet Susan! Love round cards and for some reason I am scared to make them!! Love the felt additions and of course you are amazing at chosing fun colours and paper than compliment eachother!

  8. Love your sweet little shaped card and this darling new little Dress Up Fiona.

  9. WOW love your round shaped card. and I loved playing with dress up dolls when I was a child too (and still do) thanks for the chance to play again with Dress up Fhiona.

  10. I love the size of your card...and the layout is perfect...great job

  11. Great Tip Susie Q! ;) I should practice this, although mine is a push button there really is a TON of wasted paper and time!!! I missed the huge hint unless it was Jen D M... as it was her idear! ;)

  12. Fabulous card! Love the scallop shape!

  13. What a cute little card! Lots of nice little embellishments. And I appreciate you nifty little Q-tip too. :0)

  14. This looks like such a fun set to play with--great circle card and I always enjoy your tips.

  15. So cute! Love her little glittery wings!

  16. Your image is so sweet! And the colors are lovely on this card. :)

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  17. Oh my goodness, she is so cute, love your busy bee!

  18. Love this great circle card - she is adorable.

  19. your card. Love the dress up for Fhiona.

  20. Adorable. She is so cute in her "bee" costume. Reminds me of many days playing with paper dolls.

  21. This card is just so cute. I love this little guy, and you've colored him so perfectly. I also love the shape of the card and the embossing. Great job!

  22. Love this cute and colourful bee card. The shape is wonderful and you've added some great details!

  23. Cute card! Love the circle card format.

  24. Your Bumble Bee Fiona is just adorable! Great job!

  25. Great tip and super sweet card - love that pop of colour with the red!

  26. Susan, this card is adorable, love Fiona's new "outfits"
    TFS, Have a great day
    unikebyyes {at} yahoo {dot} com

  27. your card is sooo adorable, love this dress up stamp. Thanks for sharing. Had a blast on the hop.


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