Sunday, April 27, 2014

Your Next Stamp April Blog Hop

 
Hello and welcome to the April Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!  The adorable new stamps and dies I mentioned yesterday are available in the YNS store right now.  We are hosting a hop to celebrate, so hop, hop, hop along with us and check them out!  You have through Tuesday, April 29th to leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win a $20 YNS Gift Certificate-Woo Hoo!
 
The first stop on the hop is Maureen's blog and that's where you should have arrived from.  

The 2 cards I am sharing today were both inspired by the lavender color palate from last week's SCS CAS challenge.
 
Up first, some flower power, with a card covered in floral die cuts courtesy of the new Flower Fun Three Die Set.
 
I used the inlaid technique to create this CAS card.   The flower die comes with both an outline die and mat, and I only used the outline die here.
 
Directions:  First I ran a square of aqua CS and square of purple CS thru my Xyron sticker machine.  Next, I die cut the aqua and purple with the new Flower die.  Then I pulled out the die cuts from the aqua, peeled the paper off the now aqua sticker and placed it on cream CS.  The purple sticker die cut flower outlines were then placed on the cream and nestled right up against the aqua.  The last step was trimming the layers to the desired size. Using the Xyron made it easy to "stick" the outlines in place and not have to do any gluing, the flower die went thru the single layer of cs and xyron paper easily.  
 
Next up is a cutie from a prior release, the sheep from The Funny Farm Crew, paired up with a sentiment from the new set Whatnot Sentiments Two and the new Stitched Fishtail Tags Two die set.
 
The confetti under the sentiment is part of the Whatnot Sentiments Two stamp set; I stamped it multiple times to create the row.
 
Karen is offering an amazing hop special!  You will receive 15% off your entire purchase including sale items by entering the code below!
Now it's time to hop on over to Tracy's blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping:) 

Smiles,
Julie

22 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Super cute on both cards.....

wendy said...

Fantastic !

jonim52 said...

Lovely flowers, fab color combo!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Julie, what an awesome technique! The lamb is so cute!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Fabulous cards Julie! Really love how you used the new dies!

Carolyn said...

Love what you did with the flower die. The lamb is darling.

Tracy Penney said...

Both of your cards are wonderful Julie. I love the inlaid technique you did with that fabulous die. I like how you layered the tags on the second card. Adorable.

Ruby said...

Lovely cards. Great die.

Donna Rudy said...

Beautiful flower card and the second card is so cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love how you used the die...and your second card is super cute!

fabiola jaques said...

super chou Julie, biz

Amy C. said...

Pretty cards! I love the flower die cut!

Laura said...

love it...clean, simple, beautiful.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your first card is so pretty and your second card is so adorable! Love them both!

Heather said...

Hi, Julie!! That second card is soooo cute! Love that little guy layered over the fishtails.

marylouh said...

I haven't tried any of the outline dies. the flower looks so pretty. Have to put that on my list. Love the lamb.

ionabunny said...

Love the inset dies. That sheep is so cute

Sue D said...

Very pretty color combo on the flower card and the sheep card is adorable.

Danielle Vincent said...

There's that gorgeous flower die again - awesome. LOVE how you used it for your card. So lovin' your color scheme too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this elegant flower die and the cute second card.

Indy said...

What a simple, yet elegant flower! Love it, and that cute little sheep!

Rebekah Wiebe said...

Great job on both cards. They are so cute.