Thursday, 7 August 2014

Your Next Stamp August Birthday Release Hop


Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!

The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savouring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 

The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Thanh's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email
and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen! 

The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.

What better way to celebrate a birthday party than with cake!

For my first card I used the stamp called Celebration Bear. I make a lot of birthday cards and this bear is perfect for any age. I absolutely love the fun sentiment with this set.

I used paper from We R Memory Keeper Hip Hip Hooray collection and paper pieced the balloons with coordinating paper. I also added the YUMMY White Sugar Gum Drops.

Inside the card I added a fun sentiment from What Sentiments One set.

Now that the cake is finished, let's toast to a fabulous birthday celebration!

For my second card I used the set called Martini Birds. I had a lot of fun with this set and went very girly with my pink drink. This is a great set and with the fun sentiments you can create a fabulous cards for a number of occasions.

I did a bit of paper piecing on the drink umbrella. For the Martini I added Wink of Stella (clear) for a bit of sparkle and Glossy Accents for dimension.

Inside the card I masked off the image to stamp each of the birds, adding the swirls and two of the fun sentiments that come with this set.

Don’t want to wait to go shopping? Here’s our big birthday specials:

BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 

Now it's time to head on over to Brianna's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter. 



  1. Happy Birthday :D How cute are these cards?

  2. Pretty cards, both with fab images and LO's :)
    Jo xx

  3. Your cards are so adorable! Love them both!! Happy 5th Birthday YNS!

  4. Nice layering and you did a super job coloring that bear!

  5. The cards are so pretty. Love the layering and the different angles of the layers.
    The coloring is wonderful. thanks for sharing two delightful cards.

  6. Super job on both of these -- love the paper piecing on the balloons, as well as the bright bg papers and the bear is colored up beautifully. The bird card is adorable and put together so well !! Great job on both!

  7. LOVE your SWEET cards. They made me smile. CUTE. Thanks for sharing your time and talents.
    Crafty hugs,

  8. Both cards are so adorable. I love the martini birds and all of your attention to detail!
    Happy birthday YNS!

  9. Your cards are very sweet and I love the pretty papers.

  10. so cute. love the colors, paper piecing and wink of stella

  11. WOW!!! Love both of your cards, wonderful papers, elements and papers.


  12. Great Cards Tracy, as always! I love the paper piecing of the balloons, and that they just go over the cut image edge! Love it! Great Job!

    HB YNS!

  13. Love your girly martini birds! So cute!

  14. These are both so cute!!! I Love your papers and the layouts on both.

  15. Both cards are fantastic! Such cute images and wonderful papers! Love the paper pieced balloons!

  16. Love the Martini bird layout! Great cards!

  17. Two beautiful cards! Loving these new images... Happy Birthday YNS.

  18. ooooh, i love the inside sentiment you used on Celebration's perfect...i was worried at first because i have the Celebration bear stamp and didn't have the inside sentiment you used and thought i left it in the envelope and threw it glad that you said that it was another stamp set :) Both of your cards are stunning!

  19. These cards are the sentiment with the cute bear image. love the bird stamp too!

  20. Fun and festive birthday cards! Love the sentiment on the first one.

  21. So super cute. Both cards are so bright and fun. I am loving these new releases for sure. Hugs, my friend.

  22. Both cards are adorable! Love the cute stamps and I like how you finished the insides of the cards as well. Happy Birthday to YNS!

  23. LOVE both your cards!! You really know how to put your colors & papers together!!

  24. Adorable and well done cards!! :)

  25. Awesome, I love the bear card great colours and patterns and he's coloured beautifully!


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