Posts By: Julie Elak

Challenge #168 – Party On – Comment for the Chance to Win!

Are you ready for a challenge? It’s a fun one! Let your creativity guide you as you craft a Birthday themed item!

Challenge #168 – Birthdays

Our challenges always come with 2 ways to win:

#1 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by September 22 , 2021 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing. Want more entries in the drawing? Leave comments on YNS’ IG and FB pages too!

#2 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS store e-gift card? Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by September 30, 2021 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.


Sam


Sue


Sylvie


Meghan


Karen A.


Kendra


Challenge Details:

  • YNS’ Challenge #168 ends on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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September New Release Day

We are so excited to be celebrating

our 12th Birthday with YOU!

It’s a PARTY, with…

A new release!

A new store!

and our new design team member Sylvie!

We are kicking off the new release fun with a hop on IG that comes with chances to win $20.00 YNS e-gift cards. All you need to do is hop along with us on IG and leave comments as you go.

Here is the full lineup for the hop:

There is also a sale in the YNS store!

Save on everything in the store, even the new release products.

Before you head off to the hop or to shop, we have winners! Congrats to the following Preview Day Winners!

Happy Stamping!

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September New Release – Preview Day 3 – Comment for the Chance to Win!

The September new release arrives in the New Your Next Stamp store this Thursday, September 16th!!!

In the days leading up to the release we have a wonderful lineup of creative designers sharing projects featuring the stamps and dies that are on the way.

Welcome to Day Three of our September new release previews!

Each preview day, we are giving away the stamp sets being showcased. Each individual set will go to a randomly selected comment left on the YNS blog, YNS Designer’s blogs or YNS IG. Leave all your comments by September 15, 2021 at midnight EST, the winners will be announced on September 16th.

What could you win today? The designers are sharing peeks at 4 new stamp sets, a die set and a stencil. Stop on by the following blogs/IG galleries to see the previews. Leave comments as you go to be entered in the drawing. We will be selecting 3 winning comments and each winner will receive 1 of the 4 stamp sets being previewed today.

Be sure to leave a comment before you go! Then stop back tomorrow for more previews and another chance to win the new stamp sets! Plus, mark your calendar, the new release arrives in the YNS Store on September 16, 2021 at 11 am EST.

Happy Stamping!

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September New Release – Preview Day 2 – Comment for the Chance to Win!

The September new release arrives in the New Your Next Stamp store this Thursday, September 16th!!!

In the days leading up to the release we have a wonderful lineup of creative designers sharing projects featuring the stamps and dies that are on the way.

Welcome to Day Two of our September new release previews!

Each preview day, we are giving away the stamp sets being showcased. Each individual set will go to a randomly selected comment left on the YNS blog, YNS Designer’s blogs or YNS IG. Leave all your comments by September 15, 2021 at midnight EST, the winners will be announced on September 16th.

What could you win today? The designers are sharing peeks at 3 new stamp sets, a die set and a stencil. Stop on by the following blogs/IG galleries to see the previews. Leave comments as you go to be entered in the drawing. We will be selecting 3 winning comments and each winner will receive 1 of the 3 stamp sets being previewed today.

Be sure to leave a comment before you go! Then stop back tomorrow for more previews and another chance to win the new stamp sets! Plus, mark your calendar, the new release arrives in the YNS Store on September 16, 2021 at 11 am EST.

Happy Stamping!

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September New Release – Preview Day 1 – Comment for the Chance to Win!

Are you ready???

Guess what is on the way???!!!

New Stamps!

New Dies!

New Stencils! Yes, Stencils – so exciting!

Chances to win YNS prizes!

The September new release arrives in the New Your Next Stamp store this Thursday, September 16th!!!

In the days leading up to the release we have a wonderful lineup of creative designers sharing projects featuring the stamps and dies that are on the way.

Welcome to Day One of our September new release previews!

Each preview day, we are giving away the stamp sets being showcased. Each individual set will go to a randomly selected comment left on the YNS blog, YNS Designer’s blogs or YNS IG. Leave all your comments by September 15, 2021 at midnight EST, the winners will be announced on September 16th.

What could you win today? The designers are sharing peeks at 4 new stamp sets, a die set and a stencil. Stop on by the following blogs/IG galleries to see the previews. Leave comments as you go to be entered in the drawing. We will be selecting 4 winning comments and each winner will receive 1 of the 4 stamp sets being previewed today.

Be sure to leave a comment before you go! Then stop back tomorrow for more previews and another chance to win the new stamp sets! Plus, mark your calendar, the new release arrives in the YNS Store on September 16, 2021 at 11 am EST.

Happy Stamping!

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Welcome Sylvie

We have so much exciting news to share! Not only is the new YNS online shop opening later this week, but we have a new release on the way AND we have a new addition to the YNS family!

Join us in welcoming Sylvie from @Kaliscards to the YNS Team!!!

Sylvie was a guest in May/June 2021. Once we saw her amazing creations we knew that we wanted to see more on a regular basis! Sylvie has this incredible knack for combining stamp sets to create darling scenes. Her cards are fun, creative and definitely smile inducing! We are sure that you will be amazed!

We wanted to give you a chance to learn more about Sylvie, so we asked her to answer some deep, thought provoking crafting questions…

What do you enjoy most about paper crafting?
Paper crafting gives me a lot! It’s a place and time where I can relax, be myself, be creative, generate positive vibes.
I like that you can learn at your own pace. I remember how scared I was before I started paper crafting. I was afraid not to be good at it and quickly give up.
It took me a couple years to finally decide to invest on alcohol markers and a die cutting machine! But eventually, I realized you can never fail; you just have to accept to start simple and develop your skills over time.
No matter how big a project is, the result will always be adorable (there are so many cute stamp sets that you can pick from!). And you never get bored; there are so many different techniques that you can learn over time!
And finally, paper crafting allows me to share some of these positive vibes with their recipients, which is priceless!!!

Favorite YNS Stamp set?
There are a lot! I think I love every single stamp set illustrated by Macy Wong. They have so many details;  they are sweet, cute and funny.
Her cats and bunnies are just adorable (Have you seen their paws? So cute!)!!!

Favorite papercrafting technique?
Masking! I like everything about the technique: imagining the scene and organizing placement, fussy cutting, unmasking and revealing the scene (Ahhh! Love that moment and just can’t wait to see the final result).
Masking is relaxing for me. It is also a great scene enabler and offers endless possibilities (from partial masking to creating more complex scenes with multiple layers). I’m also a great fan of one-layer cards; they are flawless to me.

What is your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Crafting, whenever I can. With the pandemic, I was able to craft most weekends for the past year and I enjoyed it very much!

Who inspires you?
The two loves of my life: my hubby (and his passion for pigs, planes and space, though not quite in this order, I hope) and our cat, Kali!
Oceane, one of my friends, is also a great source of inspiration. She lives in Canada and I live on the other side of the Atlantic, in France. We don’t get to see each other that often.
So, I like to picture her in her environment when she shares funny anecdotes or moments of her life, and that often leads to a card idea.
I sometimes like to step out of reality and imagine her cats interacting with mine, for instance.


We are looking forward to sharing Sylvie’s creations with the new September release products. The previews start on Monday and the team, including Sylvie, is ready to inspire you!

Happy Stamping!

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Challenge #167 Winner

Well, I am a week late, but we have a winner!!!

Congrats goes to participant #9 Rosi! Have fun shopping in September in the new YNS store with your $15.00 egift card. Please use the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


The Top Pick for the challenge belongs to Inkami, who created a scene card featuring the Aquarium Antics stamp set. How many have a fish tank in their home? I am raising my hand!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun! Challenges resume in September, but if you can find inspiration from all the previous YNS challenges HERE!

Happy Stamping!

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Inspiration Anyone?

We can’t have a Friday without inspiration! Normally we would be kicking off a new challenge. With summer vacation approaching – see this post – we are going to take a look back at some of our favorite challenges!

How about we head back to 2019 and Challenge #114 School’s Out for Summer!

It’s pool time with Kendra’s card!

YNS Supplies:
Just Keep Floating
Just Keep Floating Die Set
Beach Towel Shaker Die
Watermelon Party 6×6 Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink
Almond Latte Ink
Gumdrops

Happy Stamping!

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2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop

Your Next Stamp is excited to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Canada Day Video Hop hosted by Emily Leiphart!

To celebrate this special day, a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers, including our own Karen Aicken, are joining forces to feature Canadian craft products, stamp companies, and magazines!

You have until July 11th at 11:59pm ET to leave your comments on all videos on the hop for a chance to win one of over 40 prizes! And there are prizes valued at over $1300! Including YNS egift cards!!!

Head over to Emily’s blog for all the details!

Happy Stamping and Happy Hopping!

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Summer News and a Sale

SUMMER NEWS!!!We are super excited to announce a newly updated YNS Website coming in September 2021!

Why are we telling you about this in July?! We are getting ready to take a much needed Summer Break and prepare for the launch of the new website.

The current YNS website will not be available for purchases from July 12 – September 13. However, you will still be able to access all the card examples and your account info so you can grab any order details you would like to keep. Unfortunately, account details cannot be transferred so you will be required to set up a new account when the website launches in September.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Looking to complete your wish list or maybe just add some new YNS goodies to your crafty stash?
Enjoy 40% off Your Entire Purchase July 5 (that’s NOW) – July 9 (at midnight) 2021

Please note that Free Shipping does not apply during this sale and we highly recommend selecting the tracking option if you are in a hurry to receive your purchase. Regular mail is taking 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Happy Stamping and Happy Summer!

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