Wednesday, 16 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Day 3

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations are doing a Christmas in August Release. They are releasing 6 stamp sets and 8 CUTplorations dies and, of course, are celebrating in style with a Blog Hop. Welcome to Day 3!

Today we are showcasing two sets designed by Shirley under her label The Bees Knees. They are called Christmas Elf for fun and cheeky cards and Three Kings, a modern traditional set I had the pleasure to work with.

As my DT project, I made a box card for lots of dimension, but folding flat for postage. Here it is:

I cut two pieces of card for the box and scored both ends, blended one with blue and cut the medium crazy stitched rectangle from the other one before cutting my frame using the large and medium rectangles. I die cut the stitched snow hills leaving tabs for attaching on two of them. I stamped coloured and fuzzy cut the kings, houses and star, blended my sand dunes, added some gold foil to the frame and assembled as seen finishing off with some gold Stickles.

Here both of Shirley's sets in full, Three Kings and Christmas Elf:

preview-ThreeKings preview-ChristmasElf

I finished my project off with a pocket and tag on the reverse side of my box card.

And here is a little pre-view of things still to come:

As with any blog hop, it is best to comment on all the participating blogs, Facebook and Instagram, links to which can be found here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

Commenting closes on Monday 21st August at 11.55 pm Pacific (that's British Summer Time 7.55am Tuesday 22nd August) with winners being announced on August 24.

Here is what you can win:

Winners randomly drawn from all the comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and participating designers blogs:

- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store
Extra prizes:

- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from STAMPlorations Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from STAMPlorations Instagram post (commenting, liking, tagging a friend)

Well. it's over to you now, you can find all the info and links here on the STAMPlorations Blog.
Enjoy your day and happy hopping!

Monika xxx

links to previous days: Day1Day 2

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:

Three Kings, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesStitched Snow Hills
preview-ThreeKings preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle CUTplorationsStitchedSnowHillsdies-preview
*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. Awesome - especially that gilded frame!

  2. I have to say awesome too!!!! Very neat and colorful. Loving those layers.

  3. Beautiful job on your card. Love your coloring the touches of gold are SO elegant!
    AND let me add Fa La La. ;)

  4. Wonderful card! Love the layers and the tab!

  5. Awesome desert scene you have created and love the frames too

  6. Love the beautiful colors of the kings' robes. That's an awesome card!
    Love all the gold as well.

  7. Love the scene you created. Beautiful!!!

  8. Love the depth to the card.
    Beautiful scene.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Ух ты! Супер! Мне очень понравилась открытка!

  10. Gorgeous scene and love the dimension.

  11. Great coloring - that added gold is perfect!

  12. Love tthe combination of dies and new release, just awesome scene created!

  13. Gorgeous box card! Cool little tag to go with it too! xxx

  14. Breath-taken-away with your stunning box card; you've featured the kings beautifully! WOW!

  15. Awesome card. Love all the details.

  16. This is awesome!! I love all the dimension of the scene you created!


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