Friday, 11 November 2016

CUTplorations Mini Release

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's CUTplorations Mini Release time over on the STAMPlorations Blog and this means more Blog Hop Fun! Two sets of dies are being released. the Art Edges Border Dies and the ATC/Tag Builder Dies. You might have seen us using them already over the last couple of weeks ... you know what it is like once new toys arrive ... one just has to play!
Here are my DT projects for your inspiration ...

I used the toothy edge die to cut my piece of white card diagonally in half, layered it on some pretty paper, added my die cut sentiment, Peace On Earth Phrase Die, stamped and die cut my reindeer, Christmas Reindeer stamp set and Coordinating Dies, layered it all on my base card and finished of with a red nose and copious amounts of Stickles.

Next up is a tag I made using both of the new sets with a little help from Reindeer Games and Gone Postal, here it is ...

I die cut my basic shape from kraft card using the ATC/Tag Builder dies, added two white borders using one of the Art Edges dies and rounded the corners of the bottom one to make it blend in. I stamped, coloured and fuzzy cut my reindeer, white embossed my sentiment, added some ribbon and Stickles before popping my reindeer on to finish the tag. Here are a couple of close-ups ...

For the last one of today's projects, I combined the ATC/Tag Builder with the CUTplorations Word Die Wonderful and stamps from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles, the Sentiment Builder: Christmas & New Year and the Large Ice Skates from the Stamp Lab.

I cut my tag from white card, added some pretty paper with a torn bottom edge, distressed the tag edges, stamped, coloured fuzzy cut and attached the skates, added my sentiment and finished off with twine, sequins and Stickles. Again I got a couple of close-up of the ATC/Tag Builder edges ...

Back to the Hop ...

Leave a comment on my blog and pop over to the STAMPloratiosn Blog to leave a comment there. Plus that's where you'll find the links to all the contributing blogs too. Commenting closes on Tuesday 15th November. Two winners will be randomly drawn from all the comments left on the STAMPloratiosn blog and the designers' blogs. the winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations Blog in their November Challenge Winners and Blog Hop Winners post on Friday 9th December. If you don't want to miss this, please make sure to follow their blog to get your regular updates.

Ooops, I almost forgot to mention the prizes ... there will be one winner of a $15 gift certificate and one winner to get their choice of either the Art Edges or the ATC/Tag Builder dies. All the information will of course be on the STAMPlorations Blog.

I am leaving you with a last look of my projects.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Hopping!

Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps, stencils and dies:

CUTplorations Mini Release: Art EdgesATC/Tag Builder
preview-artedges-cutplorations preview-atctagbuilder-cutplorations
STAMPlorations Stamps: Christmas ReindeerReindeer GamesGone PostalHoliday Sketches: Christmas Candles
preview-TBK-ChristmasReindeer preview-BigGrins-ReindeerGames preview-SheryRuss_GonePostal copy stmp1071.jpeg
Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New YearStamp Lab for large Christmas images

CUTplorations Dies: Christmas Reindeer Coordinating Dies, Peace On Earth Phrase DieWonderful Word Die
CUTplorations-TBK-ChristmasReindeer-preview preview-stamplorations-peaceonearth preview-stamplorations-wonderful


  1. Thank you for the clever way in which you have used these die cut edges. Such fabulous tags, fun and so very pretty x

  2. Oh my!!! Your creations are simply adorable!!!

  3. Your projects are wonderful, they show off the new dies beautifully

  4. CUTE! I am starting to make my Christmas tags - I need these cuts!

  5. I am in love with your card; I think it's stunning! Love the design (& "Peace" is my favorite word). Your tags are very cute. Love these new dies.

  6. Awesome!! Totally forgot about Becca's deer - have to ink it up again...thanks for the reminder :)

  7. Love the CAS card. Very striking. Hugz

  8. Love these fun dies! The scalloped edge is a favorite! Fun set of tags!

  9. Lovely makes! I want both of these new dies sets...

  10. Love the way you incorporated the cut edge on the card -- your projects are all awesome!

  11. Great tags! Thanks for sharing your ideas on using these new dies:)

  12. These are fab designs, Monika! Love the way that the toothy edge die on your card allows the patterned paper to show through without being overpowering and the scalloped edge on the tag looks so quirky and fun :)

  13. great projects...difficult to pick a favourite

  14. These are all so well created and gorgeous. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  15. Fun, funky tags and card Monika, super use of the new dies

  16. Love the toothy edge on the card.
    The tags are darling.
    I love both reindeer.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Such a fabulous assortment of tags and cards to showcase these clever and *filled with possibilities* new dies! The edges, in particular, have caught my eye! Maybe I'll be able to make fashionable, artsy angle panels after all *grin* You've certainly provided amazing inspiration...

  18. Lovely projects! Fabulous inspiration.

  19. Such a cute card and tags !! I love the way you've used the new dies and the reindeer is so darn adorable :) Thanks for sharing !

  20. Love your card and tags, so cute with the reindeer. The new Cutplorations are so fun.

  21. amazing creations, great design!


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