Friday, 1 June 2018

5th Birthday Bash @ STAMPlorations

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations turns 5 this month, and they are celebrating BIG STYLE all month long! Check out the graphic below for details ....

Their Inspiration Team, which I am lucky to be a member of, is kicking off the celebrations with the first of many projects for you to CASE showcasing some new release stamps and dies. Please be aware that under CASE-ing we understand 'taking inspiration from' as explained in this post here.

With no further ado, here are my 6 projects ....

First up an almost white on white shaker card using Birthday Wishes Phrase Die and Happy Everything stamp set in combination with the Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies.
The alcohol marker coloured cupcake adds interest and dimension and picks up on some of the colours from my holographic silver disks in the shaker.

Next up is another shaker card using the Birthday Bash stamp set and the Make A Wish Phrase Die. This time I went for a brush marker coloured image and silver spritzes on the white card.

This time I used the Make A Wish Phrase Die with the large candle from Kathryn's Big Wishes, a previous STAMP Birthday Celebration set, and a little help from the Mixed Media Grunge set.
The rays from the candle were created using simple sponging as explained in my tutorial here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

My next card uses both the Happy Everything and Birthday Bash sets with the 'left over' spritzed circle from m 'make a wish' shaker card. The butterfly is silver embossed on vellum and fuzzy cut.

This card was made for my sister-in-law's 70th last month. Again I used the Happy Everything and Birthday Bash sets, this time in combination with the Numbers Plate Die for some faux inlaid die cutting.

Who can resist a good cupcake to finish off a beautiful day? I treated myself to some new inks and did some quick blending trials on different types of card. This one reminded me on the beautiful aroma coming off a freshly baked cake. It had to be used with this beautiful sentiment from the Happy Everything set and that yummy cupcake from the Birthday Bash set with a little help from the Mixed Media Grunge of course.

So how can you play along and join the celebrations?
  • comment on the designers blogs. Today's links can be found here plus starting tomorrow we STAMPgirls, one at a time, share three of our favourite makes plus one or two new makes for you to CASE. Please check them out too, they can always be found on the STAMPlortaions Blog Home Page.
  • For the CASE-ing of projects, you can link up your CASEd makes here on the STAMPlorations Blog. Please note, this is link is different to the one for the wish list linky. 

Commenting and linking up to both the Wish List and the CASE-ing parties closes on Tuesday 3rd July and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 10th July.

For prizes and special promotions during STAMPlorations Birthday Celebrations check out their blog here. Shery has planned so much for you to enjoy during June in the STAMPlorations Shop, here are just a few examples:
  • Freebie Days: every Wednesday to Sunday all orders (no minimum required) qualify for one free 3x5 stamp set or one free word/phrase die up to $10 value. Items must be in stock.
  • 50% off Flash Sale: every Monday until Tuesday 23.59 Pacific, selected items will be placed into the flash sale category where they will be on sale at 50% off, no coupon needed.
  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags: each bag contains a 'handmade with love' stamp ($3 value) plus 2 or 3 previous released products, a combination of dies and/or 3x5, 2/6, 4/4, 4x6 stamps; the total MSRP value of each bag is a t least $20. Only whilst stock lasts.

I shall leave you with a close-up of my projects as an inspiration for you to CASE ....

That's it from me for today, pop over to STAMPlorations to join in and enjoy the party!

Have a lovely day!
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:

from the new release:
Birthday WishesHappy EverythingBirthday BashMake A Wish
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in combination with:
Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting DiesKathryn's Big Wishes, Mixed Media GrungeNumbers Plate Die
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*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. So many beautiful cards - love the shakers best with all their fun colors!

  2. Monika, what fun cards! I just love shaker cards and you have knocked them out of the park!

  3. All creations of your art work for the Stamplorations blog hop and celebration are super lovely - I am found of the shakers - you have done a great work for the blog hop - Yeah! Happy birthday to Stamplorations Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. Oh WOW, I love your cards! I'm trying to figure out which one(s) to CASE for the link-up! There are a number of them here that are on my list! LOVE your shaker cards! Congratulations to you and STAMPlorations - this is going to be a fun month of celebration and inspiration!

  5. Such beautiful cards, a great way to celebrate STAMPlorations 5th Birthday!

  6. wow Six super cards Monika, especially love the first with the framed shaker, and the candle make a wish.

  7. Wow, so many wonderful cards that are so beautifully done. Love the shaker cards especially.

  8. Such pretty cards! You all are inspiring me to craft. Been so laid back lately.

  9. Thank you Monika for sharing all 6 of your CAS birthday card designs. I loved how you used the stamp sets and dies. Congratulations on being one of the original DT members. Happy 5th Birthday to Shery and all her DT girls:-) Hugs...

  10. Amazing showcase Monika ..... love those shaker cards xx

  11. Love love love these!!!! What a fantastic way to celebration birthdays!

  12. beautiful cards! love the colors and shaker cards!

  13. Oh my! I'm totally in love for all your birthday cards! Shakers are my fav!
    Colouring is simply breathless!!!

  14. Your shaker cards are so much fun! I love seeing shakers but can't manage to make one myself so I leave it up to you!

  15. These are so beautiful and I love the fun shaker designs.

  16. Your cards are so fun and colorful and the shaker ones are fabulous!! Love the sequins and the coloring.

  17. Well done! Great cards and inspiration :)
    Happy birthday to Stamplorations!

  18. I'm SO in love with your shaker element. This is awesome. Thanks so much for being part of this fabulous 5th Birthday celebration with STAMPlorations. I'm sure enjoying it.
    Karen Letchworth

  19. So cute. I really like the shakers.


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