Friday, 3 February 2017

STAMPlorations January Release Week Day 5

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 5 of the STAMPlorations January Release Blog Hop which today features the following CUTplorations Dies:

Numbers Plate Die,

Lowercase Alphabet Plate Die

and Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die ....

Here are my cards ...

First up a slightly grungy shaker card made with funky foam. I die-cut the numbers from funky foam and used only the '6' for my shaker element, the others are all filled in using the foam bits. the rest was pretty straight forward ... a bit of foiling, stamped and fuzzy cut cupcake, stamped sentiment plus a bit more die-cutting and doodling followed by Stickles and a couple of stars to finish.

Having finally started to use my Instagram account a bit more, I've started to # everything. A friend of ours is off to Greece this year for four weeks which provided the inspiration for this card. This is where it became a little tricky, I could have sworn that I had the sun lounger on the beach set which was in the Stamp Lab a while ago, but I didn't hence I went for the plane. My watercolour trees didn't work out the way I had intended, but were easily rescued by a Trendy Leaf and a little stamping.

Well I could not not do it, I had to # Happy Retirement too! 😉

Now this card was really fun to make. The cue is 'four word phrase of endearment', see, if you can find it. The idea came from these grids where you have to find words pretty much in any direction. It also gave the opportunity to use another new CUTplorations die called Clustered Hearts. a little bit of foiling finished off my card.

This is how I started off laying out the words for my little phrase. The other letters were simply filled in.

As with every Blog Hop leaving comments along the way on all participating blogs increases your chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes:
  • 2 winners of $25 gift certificates randomly drawn from comments left the STAMPlorations Blog and designer blogs links to which can be found here
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release randomly drawn from STAMPlorations' Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of CUTplorations die from the new release randomly drawn from STAMPlorations' Instagram page
To join the fun hop, leave a comment on my blog and pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more commenting and all the links to the fabulous projects my teamies created.

Commenting closes on Tuesday 7th February and the winners will be announced in the January's Winners Post on Friday 10th February on the STAMPlorations Blog.

All four stamp sets and three CUTplorations die plates in this release are available at a 5% discount, no coupon needed, from the STAMPlorations Shop until Friday, 10th February. For an added 20% off enter the discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout.

That's it from me for now, I shall be back tomorrow with more Blog Hop Inspiration.
See You then ...

Monika xxx

links to previous days: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4

here is what else 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 all their stamps, stencils and dies:
A Snarky Birthday To You, Hello YouBorn To RoamTrendy LeavesHashtag Authentic
preview-ASnarkyBirthdaytoYou-BigGrins preview-HelloYou-SheryRussDesigns preview-SheryRuss_BorntoRoam stmp1080.jpeg stmp1090.jpeg

Clustered Hearts CUTplorations Die


  1. cute, cute, cute #thisisthelife!!! love it!


  2. superb cards!! love the versatility of these dies
    thanks for sharing :)

  3. Lots of clever ideas in these... Must take note!

  4. Awesome creative the second one so much..:)

  5. :) great inspirations :) my favorite :)

  6. Just gorgeous !!! Thanks for sharing these amazing designs with us:)

  7. Great cards - the last one is especially brilliant!

  8. Brilliant cards! Love them! xxx

  9. Great variety of cards with these dies. Love the shaker.

  10. Such fun cards! Love the design of each - so unique.

  11. Your designs are so clever. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Such cute and creative cards! Great job!

  13. These cards are delightful. Like them all, but especially the "word search" dimension of the third. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great cards! These dies are really versatility!!
    Rosi x

  15. What a genius idea for those letters - a word search puzzle!

  16. Great cards! I love your 60th birthday card with the cupcake!

  17. Three great cards. Love the designs and colours.
    Valerija xx

  18. Fabulous cards especially the word search one.

  19. Fabulous creative designs. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  20. Love that font. Beautiful cards. Hugz

  21. Love how you created the hashtags, so fun!

  22. I love your design, great cards.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX