Monday, August 21, 2017

more ideas with STAMPlorations Christmas release

If you missed the big release hop last week over at STAMPlorations, there's still time today to hop around and leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate or new product.

I made some additional cards when I received the new sets and want to share them with you today in case you're wondering if some of the sets should come to live at your house ;) Remember to use my discount code of STAMPGIRLMARIA to get 20% off any order you place.

First off, made with Becca's Christmas Cookies set. Sorry I forgot to put a nice pink bow on this, but this will go on one of my cookie bags for neighbors this Christmas. With all those tiny little cookie design stamps in the set you can decorate small tags easily.


I used the Luggage Tags die and the scallop from ATC Tag Builder. Stamped the pink cookies with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.

Next up is Dee's Yuletide Deer. I really love the images in this set, the different poses. For the hop I played with the individual antlers. Today's card features the fabulous geometric image, heat embossed gold, watercolored pink and splattered.


I fussy cut the head and adhered it over the heat embossed image with foam tape. The sentiment is heat embossed gold too.


I was inspired by Pinterest for this next card using Shirley's Three Kings. My take is a very pared down version of the pin, I just swiped Distress Inks down my card before stamping the kings.


 I heat embossed the shining star gold and colored the chalices with a gold gel pen.


I couldn't resist a little pink and blue scene with Shery's Homespun Christmas. This set is chock full of wonderful sentiments for Christmas cards. I heat embossed one onto blue CS (it looks black in the photo) and fussy cut it. Watercolored my stamped-in-blue scene with Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and splattered what was left on my acrylic block over the top half of the card.


Sure hope you've enjoyed our STAMPlorations Christmas in August parade of ideas. I appreciate your stopping by today. I've a bit more inspiration coming at you later this week ;)

Friday, August 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 5


It's Christmas release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the new Christmas dies coming to the store. 

Ready for my projects? Be sure to check out the other gals' projects here.

First using the fabulous Layering Baubles #1 and Merry Christmas Word Art, CAS and pretty easy to mass produce if you're good at glueing stacked die cuts! I spent the most time fiddling with the bow!


Double stacked the die cut sentiment. Swiped Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks across glossy cardstock to create the solid ornament backing. So easy and what a great effect! Just be sure to let it dry.


A snippet of silver string to attach the ornament to the die cut sentiment and voila!

My next card using one of the Christmas Icons uses the classics of dark blue, silver and gold. I white heat embossed a tiny sentiment from Homespun Christmas too.


Using the angel from Christmas Icons, I felt the need to create a shaker.


I die cut the angel from the white panel and a panel of fun foam to create the shaker area. Filled it with seed beads and backed it with PP. Heat embossed a sentiment from Homespun Christmas onto a snippet of the same PP.

I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. Remember there are prizes for comments. You can start the hop here if you'd like.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 4


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp sets designed by our fearless leader, Shery

Here's what I did. Extreme CAS again, but come back by my blog next week to see more creations - not so extreme - with the new products.


This card was Pinterest inspired. Used the log cabin image from Homespun Christmas and masked and stamped up top. Keeping with my non-traditional-colors-for-Christmas approach to this release, I repeat stamped the sentiment along the bottom with neon pink pigment ink and added a couple birdies from Fowl Play too. The tiny little seeds they're pecking on were created using the end of a paint brush tapped onto the ink pad!

So off you go to leave comments for your chance to win. You can start the hop here if you'd like. Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow it's all about the new dies in the release. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 3


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Here's what I did. (You've probably noticed that all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations using the new products. I created a card inspired by a Pinterest photo that you should also see.)


I used the secondary images in the set for this platinum embossed CAS card. I love the starry sky!

I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. You can see the other gals' creations here if you'd like.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 2


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp set designed by Dee, Yuletide Deer.

Here's what I did. I should mention all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations - not so extreme - with the new products.



This one's pretty self-explanatory I think! Just added a red heat embossed nose with a small circle stamp and the fun sentiment from Joyful.


Thanks for coming by today. You can start the hop here if you'd like.

Monday, August 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 1


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp set designed by Becca. 

Here's what I did. I should mention all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations using these new products. Might help you decide which sets need to go onto your wish list ;)

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with Christmas cookies?!? Better yet, ones decorated with pink frosting (translates to Copic colored and topped with Glossy Accents)?!?


Couldn't resist heat embossing my sentiment onto a cookie sheet fussy cut from an old envelope with a metallic liner. I just love how it crinkled a little bit with the heat. Reminds me of well-worn cookie sheets.


I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. You can start the hop here if you'd like.


Friday, August 11, 2017

extreme cas baby card again

Ready for another extreme CAS baby card? This time it's one for the boys.


Went with the trendy, block of letters style and used a fantastic alpha stamp, Emmett from Studio Calico. Neon pigment ink. And a rubber ducky from Klartext Karten.

See ya next week for lots of fun with the STAMPlorations Christmas release. Hope you're ready for some Christmas in August ;)
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