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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

{Inspiration Project Post #352}

Hello, STAMPlorations Friends! It's Inspiration time. The girls are back with some funky projects featuring stamps, dies, stencils and Ephemera 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 prize code to the STAMPlorations store in our monthly prize draw.

 



Sunday, January 16, 2022

{Trifecta Cardmaking} Creating Bold to CAS Cards with Gel Printing

    

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back with this year's first Trifecta Cardmaking post, a fun feature wherein you'll see how the three S's in our line -- stampsstencils, and stickers -- play well in cardmaking. In this month's post, STAMPgirl Sanna Lippert used the gel printing techniques to create cards that range from bold to clean and simple.

    


Friday, January 14, 2022

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Dry Emboss with Stencils

  


Happy New Year, Crafters! Yes it's already January... Doesn't time fly when you are having fun! I hope you enjoyed my Mixed Media tutorials as much as I did but, sadly, today is the last one, at least for this year.

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

{Spotlight Project} Maria Gets A Start On Christmas Cards (By Recycling Christmas Cards!)


Happy New Year, STAMP friends!

Here we go with another 365 day trip around the sun. Sure hope this year might bring a little more hope for all of us. Speaking of which, I "hope" you're not sick of Christmas just yet. Putting decorations away I just can't bring myself to trash beautiful received Christmas cards, can you? Today I'm sharing an idea for recycling them and letting their beautiful artwork shine on a handmade Christmas card that you can send next Christmas. Interested? I've made a few. Here's one.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

{Inspiration Project Post #351}

Hello, STAMPlorations Friends! It's Inspiration time. The girls are back with some funky projects featuring 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 prize code to the STAMPlorations store in our monthly prize draw.

 

 

Monday, January 10, 2022

{NOVEMBER and DECEMBER WINNERS}

Hello, STAMP friends! It's time to announce last month's winners -- as well as November's winners. I went ahead and combined the winners of the two previous months in this post to keep things organized and so there's only one claim-your-prize-by date to remember. The last couple of months of last year were crazy enough. Plus I was, and still am, going through a major health/medical issue that started in early October. It required an overhaul of my routine; I had to re-organize and prioritize things...thus why so many tasks got pushed back (and why I'm now playing catch up).

In any case, we've got winners of our challenges, as well as winners of our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, and November and December Inspiration Projects posts. We also have the winners picked from all posts we published in November and December, as well as winners of our special posts (Fall|Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, 7th Giving Thanks Hop, Ephemera Cuts post). Challenge main winners were picked by STAMPlorations design team members and all other winners were randomly chosen by Random.org.

Thursday, January 06, 2022

{Spotlight Project} Heart Balloon to Butterfly with Monika


Hi STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to my first Spotlight project of 2022. When I recently rearranged my craft space I found some die-cut balloons with their negative cuts which I had kept for future use.

Today's project tutorial makes good use of the inner negative cut from the balloon frame. Have a look.


Well, I turned them into a butterfly. Here is how my project came together.

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

{January Stencil Challenge}

 Hello crafters! Welcome to the first STAMPlorations stencil challenge of 2022. I hope you have had a great start to the New Year and feel inspired to get crafty with your stencils. Do check out the challenge rules and prize info here. If you play along with our challenge, don't forget to check in on the 10th of February to see if you are the winner of the $20 prize code to the STAMPlorations store ($25 if you used a STAMPlorations/ARTploration stencil) or one of two randomly drawn crafters to win a $10 prize code ($15 if you used a STAMPlorations/ARTploration stencil).

We love to see your beautiful projects but to keep it fair and fun for everyone we have a few simple rules which you can also find at the end of this post. In addition to using a stencil on your project, we ask that you link up no more than three (3) projects per challenge. As always, our stencil challenge is anything goes as long as you use a stencil somewhere in your project. Also, remember that your project should be shown in its full glory on your blog post or Instagram, sneak peeks are not eligible to take part. Please don't forget to link back to this blog post via text link, and to include the challenge graphic to be eligible for the prizes (if linking from a blog). And above all, we hope that you have a lot of fun when you get creative with your stencils! 


If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back (via text link) to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.


Link back:

And now it's time to see what the talented design team have come up with to inspire you!

      

     

  


{January CAS Challenge}

Hi CAS crafters! Happy and crafty New Year! Welcome to the first STAMPlorations  CAS challenge of 2022. Thank you for sharing your projects with us in 2021 and we hope you will have an inspired start to 2022 and continue to support our challenge(s) with your art. Do check out our updated challenge rules and prize info here.

And if the fun of playing along isn't enough, we also have great prizes each month. One of the DT members will pick their favourite to win a $20 prize code to the STAMPlorations store ($25 prize code if you used a STAMPlorations product as the main/focal point of your card). Two randomly drawn crafters receive a $10 prize code ($15 prize code if you used a STAMPlorations product as the main/focal point of your card).

We have a few simple rules and we ask that you follow them so that playing along will be fun and fair to everyone. All the rules are summarised at the end of this post. Your challenge is to create a clean and simple (CAS) card with or without the optional color twist which this month is rainbow. You may enter up to 3 CAS cards. Remember to link to this blog post (via text link) and display the challenge graphic to be eligible for the prizes (if you are linking from a blog post). You can use any craft products you want, but if you have STAMPlorations stash, we would love to see what you create with it. And of course the most important rule - have fun and be creative! 

If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back (via text link) to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.


Link back:

Let's see how the Design Team was inspired by this month's colors.

    
   

{January Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge}

Hello crafters! Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us for the first STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge of 2022. I hope you all had a crafty 2021 despite everything that has been going on in the world and that 2022 brings you loads of inspiration and a chance to do more of the things you love to do. 

This month we have a fun theme for you to kick off the new year in a crafty way. Hopefully, you feel inspired to join us for the challenge. Do check out our updated challenge rules and prize info here. As always, we have prizes for grabs if you play along - one of the DT members will pick their favourite project to win a $20 prize code ($25 if you used STAMPlorations products as the main/focal point in your entry) to the STAMPlorations store and two randomly drawn crafters will win a $10 prize code ($15 if you used STAMPlorations products as the main/focal point in your entry). The winners will be announced on February 10th, so don't forget to check in on that date if you play along.

Our January theme is Stamps and Cups. As usual, we also have a photo prompt you can draw inspiration from. You can use the theme, the photo prompt or both to inspire your project. To be eligible for the prizes we ask that you follow a few very simple rules to make it fair and fun for everyone. You can link up a maximum of 3 projects (any kind!), no more, even if using different platforms. Your project is required to involve stamping of some kind (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Also, your project should be displayed in its full glory on your blog/Instagram/other platform, sneak peeks are not eligible for our challenges. Last but not least, don't forget to link to this post (find the link below) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes (if linking from a blog). All the challenge rules are summarised at the end of the post. And the most important rule is of course to have fun, get messy, inky and creative!


If you play, make sure you include the graphic in your post and link back (via text link) to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.



Link back:

Now let's see how the design team have interpreted this month's theme and/or photo.

  
   


Tuesday, January 04, 2022

{Inspiration Project Post #350}

Happy New Year, STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to the first Inspiration post of 2022. The girls are back with some funky  projects featuring stamps, dies, stencils, stickers and ephemera 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 prize code to the STAMPlorations store in our monthly prize draw.