Cards by Kerri

Friday, January 7, 2011



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp January New Release BLOG HOP!


We've got some fabulous new YNS stamps to showcase today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites. We also have two wonderful guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Angela Wood and Jen Del Muro.


If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Jen's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Wendy's blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!


The hop starts today (07 January 2011 at 03:00 EST) and ends on 10 January 2011 at midnight EST.


As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the linky list to win these fab images from Heather's Chocolate Lover Collection!  Oh I wish I could win!!!




You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop (although we hope you will visit all the blogs on today's hop!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!


Karen is also running some special promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you've finished the hop. There is a fab clearance section, where you can grab a bargain or two, and Karen has also put together some special-priced bundles!!


So onto my blog hop creation:



When I saw this adorable IPod Teen Girl, I had to have her!!!  How perfect for giving iTunes gift cards, etc.!  So that is what I made today~a gift card holder. 

These are so easy to make.  Just take a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" paper and score the long way at 3", 5 1/2", and 8".  Fold and glue the center together around the edges, leaving a pocket for your gift card.  Then punch the fold for your gift card to slip into.  I used the SU Word Window Punch and 1 1/4" Circle Punch for mine.  Check out THIS TUTORIAL.  Here's a peek at the inside:


I also used the YNS set Elegant Greetings for my sentiment and the dp is My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink.  To tie my gift card closed I used some GORGEOUS May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge White Ribbon which you can find HERE at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I really love how this came out! 
Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:




So now it's time for you to hop on over to Maureen's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!


Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!




Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Ipod Teen Girl, Elegant Greetings
Paper:  PTI Berry Sorbet, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Spring Moss for sponging
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, SU Word Window and Circle Punch, RRR Sheer Ruffle Edge White Ribbon, Dimensionals


31 comments:

E.T said...

wow! looks fabulous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Kerri!! I just love your coloring and cheery bright colors!! Gorgeous design!! Great minds think alike...I had this image and made an itune holder too...different design though.
hugs,
Chris

diehex said...

A gorgeous card, love the fresh colours!
Hugs Jeanette

Julie E said...

So bright and cheerful! Plus a little LOL because I just came from Chris' blog - figures that the 2 of you would have the same idea :>)

Elena said...

Wow! What an adiorable card! I love this girl with i-pod too! Great idea with the gift card hiolder! :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This so beautiful. LOVE your stitching and the fun colors you used. Love how she's also popped up with the musical notes. Awesome job!!

Alyssa S said...

Love this! Would you look at that coloring! You're amazing woman! Thanks for the quick instructions too...now I know how to make one without having to bop off somewhere else :o)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Having 2 daughters with ipods...I love this idea! Great work!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

This is so awesome Kerri! I love how you cut the image and the music notes out - looks fantastic! You ROCK girlfriend! Funny that we made the same style of gift card! Great minds think alike! LOL
Hugs
Karen

Angela said...

Oh I love that fun image Kerri! And I have to try out making this gift card holder! It's fabulous! Beautiful job with your coloring and embellishing girlfriend! You are awesome! hugs, Angela

Anne Marie said...

Excellent card.... love the stitching and how you cut out the girl! You rocked it!

*Vicki* said...

Hi Kerri!! Your gift card holder is very sweet!! I adore the stitching details and coloring!!WOW!! :)

The Shepherdess said...

Really Cute Card!! Thanks for the link to the ribbon, too!

DoodleDee Designs said...

I love your coloring - so vivid and bright. What an awesome idea for itune cards!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful gift card holder, Kerri! Love the fresh colors and how you restage the girl on the card! Great work :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Crystal said...

Kerri this is sooo sweet, I LOVE your colors and this gift holder design is SOOOOOO much fun!!! Your coloring of this cutie is FANTASTIC GF!!! Enjoy your weekend hun!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Great gift card holder! The image is colored wonderfully.

Jennifer

Antonella said...

You've met my daughters haven't you? This is a great card. Love your strong colors and the gift card! Hugs, antonella :-)

LindaC said...

Great gift card holder...you did an awesome job with the image. LindaC

Maureen said...

Totally fabulous! Love your coloring and the stitching is a great touch!

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a cool image and beautiful coloring on this stamp. Fun and sweet card. Wow you sure were busy having 2 hops on the same day :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

isu.alum said...

Fabulous! Love all the embellishing touches you added and how she just seems to POp off the page!

Kerry

created by ~donnaK said...

I really enjoyed your blog this morning. The "wool you?" card just tickled me!! Thanks for sharing your work.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute and fun card! Love it!

MaryAnn said...

just a wonderful and fabulous card
Love your colour choices and papers. Great job.

Jolara said...

oh my this is sooo stunning. LOVE the colors. Hugs Joyce

Billie A said...

Very nice I love the colors and image just brings a smile to your face.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally fun.... she is so cute, awesome coloring and great stitching.

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh she's fabulous! Perfect for a teen card

Brook said...

Love this gift card holder. The image is so cute and the colors & papers you used are perfect!!!

itsabrt said...

Oh Kerri this is perfect in all ways for a teen or tween Great Job! Beth