Happy Labor Day weekend, for those of you visiting from the U.S.! I love this weekend for a variety of reasons: 1) it means summer is just about over (and hopefully the heat and humidity that go with it) and fall is around the corner; 2) it's September, which is my birthday month (a.k.a. my favorite month of the year); and last but not least, my boon companion and saving grace, Mr. Carter Burrage (my soon-to-be 11 year old) was born on Labor Day, way back in 2004. Now I have one more reason to celebrate this weekend -- it's new release time for Your Next Stamp. Yay!
I've had so much fun creating for this release, I have to tell you. Longtime readers know I'm a fan of cute, kawaii and cartoon-y, and this release has all that and more. Plus it's chock-full of Halloween goodness, and what kid-at-heart doesn't love Halloween?
Ready for a sneak peek? Of course you are! Here's a look at YNS's new HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS stamp set and coordinating dies:
My card was inspired by this cute little poem I found while searching my stash of Halloween paper pads. It's from We R Memory Keeper's "Spookville" collection from a few years ago.
From there, I die cut the three different shaped pumpkins from Pumpkin Pie card stock, then stamped the pumpkin images on the card stock with VersaMark ink. Same story for the leaf stems, using Old Olive card stock. The jack-o-lantern faces were cut from black card stock and adhered onto the stamped die cut pumpkins.
I'm sure you're anxious to see more previews from this fabulous release, so head on over to the YNS Blog where you'll find a linky-list to all of the design team members and guest designers who have created lovely projects for your viewing pleasure. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to come see me tomorrow for the YNS September Release Blog Hop.