December DT Dare – Comment to Win!

Today’s post gives you a chance to learn a little bit more about the design team and also gives you a chance to win a prize!


The design team was challenged to use a few of their favorite things on their creation featuring new December release products.   They accepted the challenge and are ready to share all their projects.

The best part of this dare is that you could win a prize!

For a chance to win a stamp set of your choice, all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post!

You have until December 17th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on December 19th.

Let’s find out everyone’s favorite things…


  Sue’s favorite things are the new owl stamp set and matching dies, COFFEE, water color paints and the fact that she is a night owl!DecDTDare-SUEYNS Supplies:  Life’s a Hoot! stamp set and coordinating dies

 YNS Supplies: Java Geek stamp set | Bookmark die set | Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops

December Guest Designer Vika’s faves are the cosmic, stars and gumdropsDSC_8620-2

YNS Supplies: Blast Off stamp set | Star Ink Splatter background stamp | Gumdrops

Maureeen’s favorites are coffee, the new Scrapworks – Large Sunburst Die Set and the Bow-tiful Little Bows Die SetJavaGeek1

YNS Supplies: | Bow-tiful Little Bows Die Set

Kendra’s faves are snowmen, snowflakes, patterned paper, gumdrops/rhinestones, shaker cards and diesYNS_Dec14_KSand

YNS Supplies:  Snow Much Joy stamp set | Little Darling Winter stamp set | Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops | Stitched Rectangle Die Set


Our December Guest Michelle’s favorite things are animals, sewing, ribbon and gumdropsmichelledtdare

YNS Supplies: Winter Mitten Die Set | Ice Skating Phoebe stamp set (sentiment)——

Kymona’s favorites are shaker cards, gumdrops, CAS cards, the color purple and sequinsHappy New Year Shaker 28YNS29

 YNS Supplies:  Happy 2016! stamp set

Laura’s faves are monkeys, Copics, Doodlebug paper, stitching dies, and gumdropsHappy2016LN

YNS Supplies: Happy 2016! stamp set | Stitched Ovals Die Set | Fishtail/Banner Die Set One | Love Earth Gumdrops (blue) | Candy Corn Gumdrops (white)Holly Berry Red Gumdrops

Julie’s favorite things are CAS cards, snowman stamps and any shade of aquadt dare dec
YNS Supplies:  Snow Much Joy

Holly’s faves are Gumdrops, twine and die cutsyns6

YNS Supplies:  Gold Metallic Divine Twine |  Gold Nugget Glittered Gumdrops | Winter Mitten Die Set | Word Critters Collection ~ Winter Birds

Anita’s favorite things are cute animals, dies with stitched lines, bows, and gumdropsIMG_8792ewmrYNS Supplies:  Snow Much Joy | Snow Much Joy Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Dies | Bow-tiful Little Bows Die Set | Gumdrops

Deborah’s faves are coffee, gumdrops, dies, simplicity, and funny things that make her laughYear of the monkey

YNS Supplies:  Happy 2016 stamp set |  Bow-tiful Little Bows die set | Stitched Oval die set | Give Thanks Gumdrops


Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!!DecSaleBadge

What are your favorite things?  Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!   


Contest ends December 17th at midnight EST. We’ll announce the winner on December 18th.

Mark your calendars and join us for another chance to WIN on December 22nd with our Feature Day blog post!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a fun and creative day!




  1. 1
    Ashlyn says:

    I love that cute puppy! He looks adorable on cards.

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    Shari says:

    All of these cards are gorgeous. The designers did an amazing job. ♥♥♥

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    Jane Z. says:

    These challenges are fabulous! I just love viewing all of these amazing cards and seeing what some of the DT’s favorites stamps and dies are! Well done ladies! 🙂

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    Deborah says:

    So many cute and creative ideas!

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    Eemeli says:

    Gorgeous and very inspirational DT cards. I might use one idea that I got on a Christmas card myself. My favorite things are to make very minimal embellished and simple cards for Christmas…I don’t know why but for me Christmas is CAS 🙂

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    Beautiful creations by everyone!

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    Danielle Dietz says:

    Love all the cards! Each is unique to the designer and a lot of my favorite things are displayed as well. I love, love gumdrops, coffee stamps, cute critters and the color purple! Thanks for continuously sharing such cute, creative cards. 🙂

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    Louise says:

    Beautiful cards ladies you are all so talented. My favorite things are coffee, copics, and new stamps to play with.

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    Carla vdM says:

    Oooh my goodness, what a bunch of wonderfull cards on my screen .
    What fun to see that some of the ladies are using a Monkey for the Oriental Year of the Monkey 2016
    Ladies a big pat on the shoulder for you all from me.

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    Cindi Hall says:

    OMG Anita’s little animals on a sled, the snowman shaker card, and the 2016 monkey are so adorable. If I win, I am not sure which stamp set I would pick because I love them all. Great job with the designs ladies!

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    Vinita Jain says:

    Love all the cute creations by all talented DT’s! Love to know their favorite things and showcasing the stamps and dies so organized with their beautiful designing! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gail Scott says:

    My favorite things are stamps and die cuts – I am a lover of Kraft Cardstock and tags – recently I have been making some bags – so many favorite crafting things! The DT did a lovely job using their favorite things – I am inspired by so much here – and loving the shaker card as well – which I keep saying I am going to make and have not done yet – will try to get that done today! Have a blessed week and thanks for the opportunity to win a prize –

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    Valerie W. says:

    Fabulous cards!!! My favorite things are animals, coffee, cards, Copics, bright colors, and sparkle!

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the owl with his coffee cup. The puppy and his ruff day is darling (I need that card now – for me).
    All of the cards were so fun.
    thanks for sharing.

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Sweet cards! I am in love with a lot of your stamp sets! Love those new bow dies too!

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    Diane says:

    Love the cards, love your stamps my friend got me into your blog and i just love it 🙂

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    D.AnnC says:

    These are all just TOO cute! I hadn’t noticed the night owl with the coffee cup before… adorable!

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    Jan says:

    They are all just awesome….hard to pick a favorite. I do love the coffee cards and the “ruff day” cards….so creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Keri Postma says:

    Love the owl and dog cars! So cute!

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    lisa808 says:

    It is fun to see the DT’s favs. My favs are the Pull Tab dies and Slider dies.

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    Kim Collins says:

    Thank you for all of the incredible inspiration. Everyone really provided tons of techniques I can’t wait to play with some of these items.

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    Carla Hundley says:

    Oh these cards and shakers
    are all so cute and fun! My
    fave things are Red Vines,
    Sugar Cookies, my fur and
    feather babies and sweet
    husband, craft supplies!
    Carla from Utah

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    Jill Norwood says:

    Beautiful projects all! 🙂

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    Migdalia says:

    Such adorable cards!! Super fun details!! I love the MONKEYS!! Too cute!
    Have a blessed day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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    Meisie says:

    What a delightful collection of inspiration. That Java Geek bookmark is the bestest 😉 I also love the snowman shaker…but they are all adorable! Great inspiration.

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    Yvonne C. says:

    Wow!! Really cute projects from the dt.

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    sharon c says:

    All the cards are great. If I must pick one the owl and his coffee cup is just so cute.

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    irene grau says:

    There’s so much goodness in this release! All the projects above are adorable. I love that snowman on Julie’s card. I love that coffee set. And I think I’m going to have to get the sunburst die. I need to get some serious Christmas cash to fulfill my wish list for this release…just in time to get another long wish list for January! lol

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    Tricia T says:

    How fun to read all the favorites! The stitched dies are right at the top of my favorites list!

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    Donna West says:

    Oh me oh my! The design team has done an awesome job for the “dare” challenge! They are very inspiring and I’m gonna go shopping now!

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    Dawn Skene says:

    What fabulous inspiration! Some of my favourite things are cats, books, dies and embossing powder!

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    Teresa Doyle says:

    These projects are ALL SO CUTE, I don’t think I could pick 1 favourite out of them all if I HAD to! Seriously, these are great! Karen you do have a great DT and I enjoy seeing their talents each and every time! TFS! Merry Christmas to you all.

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    LC says:

    What a fun opportunity to get to know the DT members a little better! Such beautiful creations as always. My favorite crafty things are vibrant colors, patterned paper, cute images/stamps and lots of bling! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Carolyn Cece says:

    All of the ladies did a great job! Some of my favorites are chocolate , dies, glitter, shaker cards, and animals.

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    NatQuebec says:

    Very nice cards , thanks for the chance to win.

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    sharla~ says:

    these are fabulous, I love reading about what the DT favs are! My fav….the gumdrops!! Love them! 🙂

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    Trina Flynn says:

    I’m blown away with lots of Creative Inspiration! I love each and every project.. The Night Owl is definitely Happy Holidays Everyone!

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    Gloria says:

    Another impressive and inspiring group of creations. They are all amazing. Thanks for the great ideas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

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    Amy Cooley says:

    Fabulous job ladies…very inspiring projects!

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    Lulu says:

    I love everything crafty – Baking, cooking and crafting of course!! However, I love my Big Shot, Copics, Dies and Embossing too!! Thanks for all your fun projects and great ideas 😉

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    Terry DuMoulin says:

    I really look forward to All the stamps and ideas every month. Thanks for all the great inspirations…

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    Serena says:

    Dei lavori bellissimi, complimenti!

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    Fabulous Crafty Inspiration! Love ALL the cards 🙂

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    Manon says:

    «I like the snow» dyno stamp is a favorite of mine, but many more interest me.

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    Marilyn says:

    The DT did an amazing job with their creations!!

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    As always, the team has done an incredible job! These creations are all so adorable!! Specially love the “Coffee Geek” bookmark and the super cute snowman shaker card.

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    michelegeorgern says:

    Cute cards! I love “ruff day”. My favorite things are coffee, fur babies, and birthday cake (the really sweet kind with buttercream frosting…yum)!

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    Maye M.L. says:

    Great way to start the day! Love these DT challenges, they provide inspiration and new ways to enjoy supplies. Cheers!

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    Sandra K M says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas and crafty inspiration!

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    doudou2106 says:

    Great cards! So beautiful dies and stamps!!! Love all ideas???

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    Amy S says:

    All fun cards. So many wonderful stamps, dies and accessories.

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    Dorothy S says:

    What wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing your favorites. What are mine? I could have a long list – hubby, church activities, card making, die cuts, capuccino – these will do for starters!

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    Jeanie L says:

    The bubble letters in the Happy 2016 stamp set are adorable! I was introduced to this blog through the Scrapbooks and Cards Today 12 days of giving. Thanks for donating the prizes 🙂

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! I’m speechless! All of these cards are AMAZING!!!!!! Beautiful projects! My favourite things are stamps, cards and bright colors! Thank you for this super cute giveaway!

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    Donna Rudy says:

    So much inspiration from your designers and their favourite things! My favourite(s) are the GUMDRIOPS!! Must…..have………more…………gumdrops! I might even say it’s an addiction and I may have to start a support group 😉

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    Dianne says:

    All the cards are Fab! Love hearing about everyone’s favourite things.
    Mine are Holidays, family, dogs, dies and friends.

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    Debbie Hayslette says:

    Awesome cards!!! The owl is adorable.

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    Shari says:

    Amazing Inspiration all around!! A couple of my favs are the 2016 shaker card (love that set) and the Snow Much Fun card with those cute animals sleigh riding. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Linda Lipford says:

    So many wonderful creations on this hop! Great release also! Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Dr Sonia S V says:

    WOW what lovely projects. My favorite crafty supplies are dies and I loooove cute stamps. I recently bought your Santa Express Stamp and oooh do I love it!

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    My favorite – YNS stamps, of course!!! Fab cards from the DT!

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    Patry Ro says:

    I like so much all the creativity and great designs !!! I love your stamps!!!

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    So Howard says:

    I always love the stamps they are so cute. I’m really loving the Puppy and Snow Much Joy.

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    Renee Hanlon says:

    Love these cards so much! There are so many of these stamp sets that I need right now lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Denise Bryant says:

    awesome group of cards featuring some fun designs! Glad I got home in time to post a comment for a chance to win! I was out of town last few days with no computer access!

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    MaryAnn says:

    My fav things are hot chocolate made with real cocoa and marshmallows. And snowmen like the cute one in the sample cards. Of course I have a frosty snowman outside my house right now and 10 hallmark singing snowmen under my tree and around the house. I love them all.
    Merry Christmas to you and your team Karen.

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    Steffi H. says:

    Thanks for sharing so much inspiration for Christmas.

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