{SPECIAL POSTS & PROMOTIONS}
$25 Gift Code Giveaway (ends 8/1)
Digital Stamps Weekly Giveaway (ends 8/1)
CRAFTplorations with Monika Skinner - comment to win (ends 8/8)
CRAFTplorations with Nancy Littrell - comment to win (ends 7/8)
CRAFTplorations with Jane Tyrrell - comment to win (ends 7/8)
Throwback Thursday with Tanja Kabel - comment to win (ends 7/8)
Sticker Monday with Deepti Malik - comment to win (ends 7/8)
Stencil Sunday with Carol Mayne and Helen Gullett - comment to win (ends 7/8)
June Inspiration Posts - comment to win (ends 7/8)



Wednesday, July 08, 2020

{Digital Wednesday} Unconventional Ways to Use Digital Stamps

Happy Wednesday! Digital Wednesday is back and every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday in July, August, and September, we have guest designers sharing their creations spotlighting our digital images either by themselves or together with other STAMPlorations products. We'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Digital Wednesday posts for the month, as well as from the featured designers' blogs.

I'm pleased to welcome the talented Ishani back here on the blog. What she did to our digital stamps is nothing short of amazing + she has a video wherein she demonstrates how she created her cards.

  


Tuesday, July 07, 2020

{Inspiration Project Post #275}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to Tuesday's Inspiration Post. The Inspiration girls are back with a mainly floral array of projects showcasing stamps, digital stamps, dies and stencils of their choice.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration posts, have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store.

 

 



Friday, July 03, 2020

{CRAFTplorations Project} Monika's Key Ring Charm



Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Last month, STAMPgirls Jane and Nancy shared beautiful projects (here and here) that featured CRAFTplorations products. This time around, STAMPgirl Monika went creative with the Mini Rectangle Tags. If you leave a comment both here an on Monika's blog (where she shares details about here keyring charm) by August 8, you could win yourself a pack of the Mini Rectangle Tags (1.5mm MDF).


From Monika:

Hello Crafty Friends! There are some new kids on the block over at STAMPlorations: CRAFTplorations MDF Shapes.

Today I'm introducing you to the new Mini Rectangle Tags.  These tags are perfect for mixed media projects, altering and for thinking outside the box. Let me show you my 'thinking-out-of-the-box project', here is my key ring charm:




Head on over to Monika's blog to see how she made this darling key ring charm. Remember to leave a comment here and on her blog by August 8 for a chance to win a pack of the mini rectangle tags that you can alter as well!

Thursday, July 02, 2020

{Spotlight Project} Monika Re-visits Brushos


Hello STAMPlorations Friends! It's Monika back with another Spotlight feature. Today I'm re-visiting Brushos. They are still rather popular and, as I found out, work brilliantly when used on inkjet photo paper/card to make stunning backgrounds.

Here is today's card:


Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Summer Challenge!


Hey, artsy stamper! Looking for the July challenges? We're taking a summer break to re-charge and the STAMPlorations girls will be back in October. Thank you to everyone who played last month. We'll announce the winners on July 10.

We don't want to completely stop our challenges for those of you who love playing and sharing projects you create. So for the next 3 months, you can keep playing and linking up your projects.

PLEASE READ THE SIMPLE RULES BEFORE YOU LINK UP!
  • Link up as many projects (any type, any theme) as you want (1 project per blog post).
  • Use supplies you have on hand -- STAMPlorations products are not required, although if you do use our product(s) and you are randomly picked as winner, you get an extra prize.
  • Bloggers, you must display our graphic above in your blog post and have a text link back to this post to qualify for our prizes. 
  • Each month, we'll randomly draw FIVE (5) players to each receive a $10 gift code to the store. If you used a STAMPlorations product in your winning entry, you get a bonus -- your choice of product (up to $7 value) in the store in addition to the $10 gift code :o)


Hello, July! Current Promotions + $25 Gift Code and Digital Stamps Giveaways @ the STAMPlorations Store

Heya! Have you been to our new store yet? We're all moved in -- all 3 stores are in one place, making it so much easier to shop different STAMPlorations products. Oh, our old store remains open and will remain open until September 30 to give customers a chance to use any gift codes and/or gift certificates they may have. We aren't running any more promotions on the old store. We do have lots of it on the new store!

Also, July is the start of summer break here at STAMPlorations HQ. Our challenge design teams are taking a break until the end of September. However, the girls in the inspiration team will continue with their awesome inspiration project posts every Tuesday. We'll also continue to post spotlight projects on Thursdays. STAMPgirls Nancy and Monika are continuing with their Christmas in the Air posts. And for the next 3 months, six awesome crafters are returning as guest designers for Stencil Sunday, Sticker Monday, Digital Wednesday, and Throwback Thursday! How awesome is that? I guess it won't be that quiet here on the blog this summer ;o)

Even though our regular challenges are taking a break, there will be ONE challenge that combines all 3 challenges for the next 3 months. (It will be posted in a few hours.) Because we want to keep seeing your creativity. Because if many of you are still staying home during the pandemic, then you're all surely going to be crafting...so I'd love to continue providing you a place to share your creations and get a chance at prizes :o)

Anyway, our June special posts are still open for commenting (until the 8th) so you have plenty more time left to comment for a chance to win spending $$ on our new store. You'll find the quick links to all of them under the heading {SPECIAL POSTS & PROMOTIONS}.

To keep updated on all the specials we're running in the store at any given time, be sure to bookmark our Current Promotions page.




Take 30% off all products in our Main Store with code RELAUNCH30

***Code may be use once per customer/shipping address. Code can be combined with codes for the outlet and digital stores. Expires 7/31.***


grab our freebie of the month!

CHIPBOARD SPEECH BUBBLES (pack of 24)
July’s free product — just pay shipping. 



STAMPlorations grab bags

Every order of $40 or more includes a STAMPlorations grab bag. It’s auto-applied during checkout. Click for details.



free products!

Spend at least $60 and you get to pick TWO (2) free products of your choice: 3x5 stamps OR CUTplorations word/phrase thin metal dies OR ARTplorations stencils OR clear sticker packs.

*During checkout, you will be asked to specify which two products you want. Your freebies will be included in your order once it ships — it’s that easy! 



july giveaways

Win a $25 gift code
+
Win your choice of digital stamp!
(1 winner drawn each week)




And here's an unadvertised offer (you won't see this on the store's Current Promotions page)

free shipping offer

Get free US, Canada, and international shipping on orders of at least $25. Use code BLOGSHIP5 on checkout. Limit 1 use per customer/shipping address. Expires 7/31.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

{Inspiration Project Post #274}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to Tuesday's Inspiration Post. The Inspiration girls are back with an array of projects showcasing stamps, dies and stencils of their choice.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration posts, have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.
 

 

 


Sunday, June 28, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Carol Does Partial Stenciling


Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! June is just about over and we've got one last batch of stencil inspiration from STAMPgirl Carol. You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Carol designed 4 stunning cards using a simple technique: partial stenciling.

  

  

Thursday, June 25, 2020

{Throwback Thursday} Watercolor Effect on Stencils


Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to another Throwback Thursday post. On the last Thursday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing new projects inspired by a previous STAMPlorations project...either one they made themselves or made by another STAMPgirl. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Throwback Thursday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

Today STAMPgirl Tanja shares her creative takes inspired by a past project and using various STAMPlorations products.




Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Big Move Happens on July 1!


Hey, STAMPlorations friends! A little over a month ago, I began the process of moving the STAMPlorations store to a new e-commerce platform. Next week, the main store is re-launching in its new home and I'm pretty excited about it!

STAMPlorationsLast week, our Outlet store and Digital store opened there and I hope you like the new look. The new platform is much sleeker and the checkout process is more streamlined. Try shopping the Digital store -- the Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket is a free download for a limited time.

The great thing about having all three stores in one place is that discount codes/coupon codes/gift codes can be set so they'd work across all stores. So you can shop in all the stores and put different products in your cart and have one code work for all. Such is the case with the special 20% off code just for those who sign up for the new mailing list. (You can sign up here.)

What's new with the big move?

  • With all 3 stores under one roof, you'll be able to put different products in your cart and do just one checkout.
  • Auto-applied discounts, promotions, and freebies! Some promotions automatically kick in when a certain amount is reached. For example, every order of $40 or more automatically includes a free STAMPlorations grab bag and you'll see this promo added during checkout. If we're running instant $$ or % off for a specific category, the instant discount is reflected on the product price.
  • A freebie of the month where you just pay shipping.
  • More giveaways -- in July, we've got 2 giveaways coming: one for the main store (winner drawn at the end of the giveaway) and another giveaway for the digital store (a winner is drawn every week)


What's going away with the big move?

  • The wishlist function, for one. I love the wishlist function of the current store and the new platform doesn't have this functionality. However, there are third-party wishlist creation sites out there. (I have one that I recommend and will share later for use in our wishlist linky parties.) 
  • Gift certificates given as prizes are also going away, as the new platform does not allow the generation of codes without purchase. (I would have to buy gift certificates from myself to give away as prizes -- which doesn't make any sense really.)
  • So starting July, all prizes we offer (for challenges, special posts, and challenges we sponsor) will be in the form of gift codes (also referred to as discount codes, gift vouchers, coupon codes) and these codes apply to products only. 
  • The good thing about this is that if you win in our challenges or comment-to-win posts, your gift code will work on both the digital store and main store -- no need to choose the store to use your prize on. If you don't wish to pay for shipping, then you can use your gift code on the Digital store. I'm in the process of converting many of our clear stamps into digital stamps. With postal services all over the world experiencing significant delays in delivery or having suspended (partially or completely) their services, going digital seems to be the way to go...at least for now.
  • Even though gift certificates are going away, gift codes issued as prizes will still have an expiration date of 3 months from the date they were issued + they can still accumulate -- as long as you don't use the first gift code issued to you. For example, if you win a $5 gift code for winning a challenge in June, you'll be issued a $5 gift code that expires on October 31. The following month, you win a $15 gift code for commenting in one of the July featured posts. If you have not used your $5 gift code yet, $15 will be added to it and the value of your gift code becomes $20. However, the expiration date will not change -- it will still need to be used by October 31. 

So what happens to the current store?
  • It will remain open until September 30. This is so that those who have gift codes and gift certificates have plenty of time (and notice!) to use them before it closes permanently. 
  • However, that store now has significantly reduced inventory -- all products from there are completely moved over to the new store and just a few hundred are left. 
  • By August 1, there will only be 100 or fewer products found there because well...it costs $$$ to maintain a second store and tracking two sets of inventory can get confusing and likely to cause errors in my own accounting :o) 
  • So if you have a gift code and/or gift certificate, make sure you use it soon on the current store because it will not work on the new platform.

The move to a new platform is way overdue and I'm glad that it's finally happening! If you haven't yet, I hope you'll check out the re-opened Outlet Store and Digital Store. And then come next Wednesday, July 1, you'll come check out the new Main Store!





PS: Our Birthday June Sale only has a week left! Snag select products at 40% off while they're there! Use code 7YEARS on checkout.

PPS: Our little company turns 7 this month and we haven't really done much to celebrate it. COVID-19 and the resulting manufacturing delays + mail delays/suspensions made it challenging to put together a birthday celebration event and send out stash to my design team. It was simply logistically difficult. Then in the last 4.5 weeks, I had to take on the gargantuan task of familiarizing myself with the new platform, moving 1000+ products to the new store, designing the non-product pages, and testing everything to make sure things run smoothly. Oh and I shouldn't forget that I have two incredibly active little girls -- they're really the bosses! -- who basically take up most of my waking hours (and even some of my sleeping hours). So we'll simply celebrate at a later date (September or October).

PPS: I guess we are doing a little celebrating -- have you checked out our current promotions page? We have a $50 Gift Code Giveaway and it ends in 6 days! Lucky winner will receive a $50 gift code to use on the new store.

{NOW OPEN!} STAMPlorations Digital and Outlet Stores

June 15, 2020 -- Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Today is the re-opening of our Outlet and Digital stores! In the last 4 weeks, I've been hard at work moving all 3 of our stores to a new e-commerce platform so they'd be all under one roof. I'm pleased to share that 2 of those stores are completely moved over. I'm still working on transferring our main store and I'm optimistic I'll be able to finish and complete the move by July.

Do check out our re-opened stores:



Great deals on retiring, clearance, and overstock stamps! Take 10% off your order with code OUTLET10.


Our unique images available to download instantly! Take 15% off your order with code DIGITAL15.



PLUS!

Customers who order $40 and over (both digital and tangible products) will receive a STAMPlorations grab bag -- free!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

{Inspiration Project Post #273}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to Tuesday's Inspiration Post. This week stencils seem to be a popular background choice for the Inspirations girls. Check out their projects showcasing stamps, dies, stencils and sequin mixes of their choice.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration posts, have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.

 

 




Monday, June 22, 2020

{Sticker Monday} Super Quick and Super Fun Cards for Men


Happy Monday, STAMPlorations friends! It's a brand new week and we're back with Sticker Monday. Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing projects showcasing our line of fun clear stickers. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Sticker Monday posts for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

Today, STAMPgirl Deepti is sharing three fun and quick cards for men.

  


Sunday, June 21, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Bold Backgrounds by Heat Embossing with Stencils


Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We have a new batch of stencil inspiration today. You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Helen used the heat-embossing technique to create bold backgrounds for her cards.




Friday, June 19, 2020

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Inspired by the New CRAFTplorations Line


Welcome to my last Mixed Media Tutorial for STAMPlorations.
Have you checked out the new and exciting products that were 
recently available in store? If not Check it out HERE

I was so excited to see these new items and gave me the idea to
make my mixed media project with them in mind,
giving you a head ups on one way of using them in a different way.
I have however not used these Artist Trading Cards
as they haven't landed in my mailbox yet - but they will.



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