Monday, 28 January 2019

January Release an extra helping

Hello Crafty Friends!

This is just a little extra helping from me using the Carved Flowers set which was released a few days ago by STAMPlorations. There are a few more projects using their new stamps here on their blog.

I absolutely love Shirley's new Carved Flowers set, it offers so many possibilities of building flowers, bouquets and block printed borders.

Judging by the comments I received, it seems you are loving this set too. Many of you liked my card with the side border hence I thought I'd treat you to a bit more border stamping with today's project. Here it is ....

I actually stamped the borders along the longer side of my card not intending to stamp quite as many. The original idea was to stamp the smaller flowers in the lighter colour and only stamp about two rows .... but then I got my inks mixed up and ended up stamping the whole piece of card.

My excuse is that they are new inks which so far I've hardly used and with their lids off, they all looked so similar. Moral of the story: Always replace your lids straight after use!

I combined my stamped panel with a sentiment from the retired Sentiment Builders: Love and a little heart from the Clustered Hearts Die.

To check out how Shirley used her set in the original release post and to join the fun, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog. Leave comments along the way for your chance to win one of four $15 coupon codes which will be randomly drawn from all the comments left during the release on the STAMPlorations Blog and the participating designer's blogs links to which can be found here on the STAMPlorations Blog. Commenting is open from today, January 14, until January 31.

All of the 4 new sets will be on sale at 10% off during the release until 31st January. You can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout to get an added 20% off that sale price.

That's it from me for today. Before I go, may I also remind you of the Love Blog Hop & Linky Party over on the STAMP Blog, a card like mine would be perfect for entering.

Have fun hopping!
Monika xxx

Here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop.
preview-CarvedFlowers preview-ClusteredHearts-CUTplorations
Remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA for a 20% discount on their stamps, dies and stencils. This discount code works on SALE items too.


  1. Great stamping from this very versatile stamp set. Great how your card ended up Monika and such pretty colours x.

  2. What a fun background using those carved flowers! Sweet card!

  3. lovely card - love the color combo:)

  4. I love the colors! What a fun stamp too!

  5. Love your creativity with this stamp set! This is way cool!

  6. Awesome card! Love the fun graphic design and beautiful color palette.

  7. i love Shirley's Carved Flowers set as well! it's so versatile. and i just love how you created this graphic card, Monika. the large purple carved flowers jump at me. your color combo is awesome! (ps: thanks for the chuckle -- i have done that too with the ink pads in the past but doesn't mean i learned my lesson...i still get lazy sometimes to replace the lids while making cards!)

  8. Oooo... that made a cool background! LOVE those colors!!

  9. Great design and choice of colors.


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