Friday, 18 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Day 5

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations are doing a Christmas in August Release. They are releaasing 6 stamp sets and 8 CUTplorations dies and, of course, are celebrating in style with a Blog Hop. Welcome to Day 5!

Today my teamies and I are showcasing the 8 new CUTplorations Dies of which I personaaly am showcasing 4. First up is a little lantern using the Christmas Icons - Christmas Angel die. Here it is:

I used my handmade box template from my Spotlight Post here and tuned it into a lantern by die-cutting the angel and backing the negative with vellum after embossing the panels with the Oh, My Stars! ARTplorations Stencil. To finish I added a touch of gilding wax and Stickles.

Next up is a card using the beautiful Merry Christmas Word Art Die ...

I clear embossed the poinsettia from the Christmas Flower set, cut the sentiment twice from white card, layered as seen and finished off with a couple of clear gems.

Next up is a shaker card using the Christmas Bauble #2 Layering Die ...

I first cut the doodled bauble and then the solid one,attached acetate to the back and pieced them in. I used glass glitter to add to my shaker element and finished off with a die-cut Merry Christmas and a little matching bow.

Next up are three cards using the super gorgeous Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2 die ...

I simply assembled all the cut out bits on a sponged background, added a sentiment from the Holiday Artsy set, a doodled line and gems to finish.

This card was made by simply cutting the tree into the base card finishing offwith gems and peel-off sentiment.

My last card turns the tree into a shaker card using silver glass glitter and a peel-off sentiment.

That's all my projects for today.

Here is a pre-view of all the CUTplorations Dies from this release:
preview-christmasiconangel preview-christmasiconchristmastree2 preview-christmasiconnativity

Word Art Dies - Merry Christmas

Plate Dies - Holiday Words

preview-layeringbaubles2 preview-layeringbaubles1

And here is a little reminder of everything from this week's release, links to previous days can be found towards the end of my post:

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 2Day 3Day 4

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:

Christmas Icons - Christmas AngelMerry Christmas Word Art DieChristmas Bauble #2 Layering Die
preview-christmasiconangel preview-merrychristmasdie preview-layeringbaubles2

Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
preview-christmasiconchristmastree2 preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle

Holiday Sketches: Christmas FlowerHoliday ArtsyOh, My Stars! ARTplorations Stencil
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*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. Wow! Such amazing creations with white on white! Love them! And the pop of color on the white is too pretty!

  2. great cards, love the way you created a shaker box with the Xmas tree

  3. Wonderful cards and love the Angel lantern.

  4. Beautiful projects. Love the shakers. TFS

  5. Wow, the lantern is beautiful and amazing! Have to go back to your spotlight project and try that myself. LOVE the shakers; they're my fave type of card. All of your cards are simply divine.

  6. Очаровательные открытки! Они прекрасны!
    Beautiful cards!

  7. Oh have been busy making pretty things for this blog hop!!!! All of them are lovely....Love all the white! AND let me add a final fa la la for this week of fun new releases. Thanks Stamplorations!

  8. Oh wau, love the fabulous details you have in each of these CAS creations, awesome to see and be inspired, thank you.

  9. Really so festive and Christmassy! love the shakers!

  10. Wow, what a fantastic set of cards. Love them all, can't choose my favorite.

  11. Fantastic project.
    Love the lantern.
    The cards are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. wow, wow, wow!!! These are all so beautiful!! I specially love the Christmas tree shaker card; so fun!

  13. Stunning!!! Your cards are so unique and delightful!!! I love them all.

  14. Beautiful creations! I really love the Christmas Tree #2 die!

  15. An array of absolutely stellar cards/projects to showcase the new dies! You've set my Christmas spirit aflame...

  16. So many stunning cards! Love every single one! Wow! xxx

  17. Oh my goodness ! There's so much to say !!!! The first one is more than a card, it's a decoration on its own. I love the serie of the all in white cards, very pure and Christmas looking. I love the shaker, always nice on Christmas and I love the very colorful background with the tree, it's very cheerful !! Awesome job !!


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