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Winners of the July Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by August 21.

Check out our Spotlight Projects then link up yours in the Spotlight Project Showcase gallery and win!

Check out our Inspiration Projects for this month. Comment and win spending money on the STAMPlorations shop!

Check out our Stencil Sunday posts for project ideas using stencils and stamps!

Love mixed media? Check out our Mixed Media Tutorials here.

Join our STAMP CLUB! Enjoy lots of perks: free stamps, stencils & dies; gift certificates; and free worldwide shipping.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

{DAY THREE} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week feat. Christmas Elf & Three Kings by Shirley

Hello again, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to DAY 3 of our August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week! We've released SIX new stamp sets by Becca, Deepti, Shirley, and Shery (me), as well as EIGHT thin metal dies in our CUTplorations line.

From Monday until Thursday, the STAMPlorations girls will be featuring each stamp set and then on Friday, they'll be featuring the dies in their projects.

Continue to hop and leave comments along the way for a chance at the following awesome prizes:

  • 1 winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release 
  • 3 winners of $10 gift certificate to the store

We also have these extra prizes:
  • 2 winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Instagram post
  • and you know me...I love giving away surprise prizes so there will be a few along the way :o)

On Monday, we featured Becca's stamp set, Christmas Cookies & Cheer, in our DAY 1 post. Then yesterday, we featured Deepti's stamp set, Yuletide Deer, in our DAY 2 post. Today, we're putting the spotlight on two stamp sets by Shirley: CHRISTMAS ELF and THREE KINGS.

preview-ChristmasElf  preview-ThreeKings


Take a look at what the STAMPlorations girls made!


  

  
SHIRLEY


  
MARIA | KAROLA


  
VICKI


  
MONIKA | BECCA

  
DEEPTI




CORNELIA


Want a chance to win one of Shirley's stamp sets OR a $25 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on this post, on the designers' blogs, and on our Facebook page between now and Monday, August 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. We'll announce the winners right here on the blog on August 24. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Check back tomorrow for DAY FOUR!
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For a chance at a surprise prize, answer this question: What is the first name of Scrooge, the main character in "A Christmas Carol"?
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These stamps and dies are available now in the store and they're 5% off until the end of the month. Discount is automatically applied -- no coupon needed. You'll find them in the New Release category.


If you visit the participating designers' blogs, you could score an extra 20% off using their discount code!


Premium stamp club subscribers: make sure you use your personal discount code to get an extra 25% off on these stamps and dies!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

{DAY TWO} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week feat. Yuletide Deer by Deepti

Hello again, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to DAY 2 of our August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week! We've released SIX new stamp sets by Becca, Deepti, Shirley, and Shery (me), as well as EIGHT thin metal dies in our CUTplorations line.

From Monday until Thursday, the STAMPlorations girls will be featuring each stamp set and then on Friday, they'll be featuring the dies in their projects.

Continue to hop and leave comments along the way for a chance at the following awesome prizes:

  • 1 winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release 
  • 3 winners of $10 gift certificate to the store

We also have these extra prizes:
  • 2 winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Instagram post
  • and you know me...I love giving away surprise prizes so there will be a few along the way :o)

Yesterday we featured Becca's stamp set, Christmas Cookies & Cheer, in our DAY 1 post. Today we're featuring Deepti's stamp set, YULETIDE DEER.

preview-yuletidedeer


Take a look at what the STAMPlorations girls made!

  

  
DEEPTI


  
KAROLA


  
VICKI


  
MARIA | SHIRLEY


  
MONIKA |  BECCA



CORNELIA


Want a chance to win this stamp set OR a $25 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on this post, on the designers' blogs, and on our Facebook page between now and Monday, August 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. We'll announce the winners right here on the blog on August 24. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Check back tomorrow for DAY THREE!

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For a chance at a surprise prize, answer this question: What is the first name of Scrooge, the main character in "A Christmas Carol"?
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These stamps and dies are available now in the store and they're 5% off until the end of the month. Discount is automatically applied -- no coupon needed. You'll find them in the New Release category.


If you visit the participating designers' blogs, you could score an extra 20% off using their discount code!


Premium stamp club subscribers: make sure you use your personal discount code to get an extra 25% off on these stamps and dies!

Monday, August 14, 2017

{DAY ONE} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week feat. Christmas Cookies & Cheer by Becca

Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to DAY 1 of our August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week! We've released SIX new stamp sets by Becca, Deepti, Shirley, and Shery (me), as well as EIGHT thin metal dies in our CUTplorations line.

For the next four days, the STAMPlorations girls will be featuring each stamp set and on the fifth day, they'll be featuring the dies in their projects.


And what's a blog hop without prizes? We've several!

We'll randomly draw the following from comments left here on the blog and designers blogs (Day 1 to Day 5):

  • 1 winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release 
  • 3 winners of $10 gift certificate

We also have these extra prizes:
  • 2 winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Instagram post
  • and you know me...I love giving away surprise prizes so there will be a few along the way :o)

Commenting closes on Monday, August 21, with the winners announced on Thursday, August 24. (Make sure to follow our blog or subscribe by email so you don't miss a post!)

To kick off the hop, we're putting the spotlight on Becca's stamp set, CHRISTMAS COOKIES & CHEER.

preview-ChristmasCookiesCheer


Take a look at what the STAMPlorations girls made!

  


    
KAROLA


  
VICKI


  
SHIRLEY | MONIKA


  
DEEPTI



CORNELIA


Want a chance to win this stamp set OR a $25 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on this post, on the designers' blogs, and on our Facebook page between now and Monday, August 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. We'll announce the winners right here on the blog on August 24. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Check back tomorrow for DAY TWO!

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For a chance at a surprise prize, answer this question: What's your favorite Christmas carol?
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These stamps and dies are available now in the store and they're 5% off until the end of the month. Discount is automatically applied -- no coupon needed. You'll find them in the New Release category

If you visit the participating designers' blogs, you could score an extra 20% off using their discount code! 


Premium stamp club subscribers: make sure you use your personal discount code to get an extra 25% off on these stamps and dies!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

{UPCOMING!} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Hop



Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! Just popping by to let you all know that tomorrow is the start of Christmas in August here on the blog! For 5 straight days, you'll be treated to some awesome Christmas projects by the STAMPlorations girls featuring our newly released Christmas stamps and dies! (They're now available in the store too! See them here.)

As always, if you hop along, you get a chance to win awesome prizes! We're giving away gift certificates, as well as stamps and dies from the new release. So make sure to check back here tomorrow, Monday, August 14, at 7 a.m. Pacific!

Friday, August 11, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Sunflower Summer Inspired Calendar


Hi! I'm here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. Here's the mini calendar page that I made.


I used a variety of CUTplorations, ARTplorations and STAMPlorations products.

 


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