Want to win up to $40 worth of STAMPlorations products just by creating a free store account and filling up your wishlist with the products you want? If yes, check out the Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party and link up! (ends 11/30)
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

3rd GIVING THANKS Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party with the STAMPlorations Girls and Friends

This post will remain at the top of the blog until November 30.



Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Today is a very special day at the STAMPlorations HQ, as 35 designers come together to express how grateful and thankful we are through the projects we are sharing today.

As I wrote in yesterday's post, 8 incredibly talented guest designers are joining us. They represent the challenge blogs that gave STAMPlorations an opportunity to reach many, many crafters through sponsorship for the past year or so.  These ladies, as well as 26 STAMPlorations girls, took time out of their busy day for this hop -- and I am SO very grateful to every one of them!

There are 2 parts to this event:

  1. a blog hop with 36 stops (including this blog) where you can leave a little word of encouragement and thanks to the designers; and
  2. a wishlist linky party where you can link up your wishlist, as well as up to 3 projects you create that express how thankful and/or grateful you are. 
The hop and linky are open until the end of the month so you can take your time hopping and linking up :o)

For their projects, the participating designers used 11 new stamp sets designed particularly for this hop: three 4x6 sets (Thankful & Blessed, Wonderfall Time, and Words of Gratitude) and 8 Typografia: Thankful stamps (Full of Thanksgiving, Giving, Gratitude is the Blossom, Something to be Thankful for, Thankful People, Thy Goodness, Unknown Blessings, and We Have Enough).

    

      

      

And we have lots of prizes we'll be giving away to some lucky hop and wishlist linky party participants.

Prizes for those who hop:

Prizes for those who link up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)

The BIG Extra Prize:
  • Hop participants who comment on all 36 stops in the hop will be entered in a drawing and one winner will win a $50 gift certificate to the store.

Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Blog Hops winners post. So that you don't miss that post, please follow our blog or sign up for email updates.

Let's get on with the hop, shall we? (If a participating designer's Giving Thanks hop post appears to be missing, it may be that she has not posted hers yet. We will be updating the links as the posts go live.)



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And now for the Giving Thanks Wishlist Linky Party.
  • Create your wishlist in the STAMPlorations store and enter your wishlist link to the linky below. Instructions for creating your wishlist can be found here.)
  • To increase your chances of winning, you may link up a maximum of 3 separate projects (card, tag, journal page, layout, ATC, etc.) with a THANKFUL/GRATITUDE theme.
  • You may link up a project you have posted already on your blog, as long as it was posted this month (November).
  • In order to qualify for the prizes, you must link back to this post OR this post (either link back is acceptable) AND display our event graphic (it's the graphic found at the very top) AND share your wishlist link in your blog post(s).
  • Use any product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Thursday, November 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8). 



And lastly, stamps, stencils, and dies are 40% off* until November 30. Use code BIGTHANKS on checkout. All orders of up to $39 ship worldwide for a flat rate of $5; orders of $40 or more get free worldwide shipping.

(*Excludes products in the New Release and Retiring sections; code for 40% off can be used only once per customer/shipping address and cannot be combined with other coupon codes due to the magnitude of the sale.)


Thank you so much for celebrating our 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party with us! To all our friends in the US, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. To all our friends who live outside the US, we hope you have a wonderful time this coming holiday season. May we all live a life of gratitude :o)


With thanks and much love,

Thursday, November 23, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Creates Rainbow Feathers


Hi, Cornelia here today, playing with the October/November stamp Club set Feathery.


My stamp supplies:

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I took Bristol Paper and stamped the feathers with Versafine black ink.


Colored them with Stabilo markers. They are water based and reactivate with water.


I just loosely added some color and then took a water brush and spread the color.


Did that with yellow/reds, greens and pink/purples


Die cut the feathers.


Made a background strip with the sentiment, using my Misti. I stamped it once in black and the other times with Versamark.


Arranged the feathers on the card and attached them with foam tape. Rounded the bottom corners.



Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).

Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Happy Stamping!

Happy Thanksgiving from STAMPlorations

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at STAMPlorations!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Monika Adds Floating Dimension


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Monika here today showing you how to create dimension with a wow factor. The feathers really jump out at you once pulling this card from an envelope. I am working with STAMPlorations' current Stamp Club set Feathery and its matching Feathery Dies.


I started off heat embossing and die-cutting several feathers, a couple more then I would need for my card. The embossing powder is a mix of several including pink, red, holographic and some with glitter. All were left over from a project I made a while back.


I then used some ready mixed magenta watercolour to initially lay down some base colour and then little flicked brush strokes to add texture to the feathers.


While the feathers were drying, I lightly spritzed the base card with gold and purple ink.


I cut one 5cm (2 inches) and one 6cm (2 1/2 inches) piece from a 2.5cm (1 inch) wide strip of acetate, scored them at 1.5cm (just over 1/2 inch) from one end and 1cm (just under 1/2 inch) from the other end and Z-folded them before adding strips of double sided tape to the tabs.


To assemble my card, I first stamped my sentiment.


Next, I attached the first feather directly to my card.


I attached the second feather using the smaller of my acetate Zs with the larger tab holding the feather itself.


To finish, I attached the third feather using the larger acetate Z. The beauty of using acetate for dimension is that you not only get more dimension than you would using foam pads or silicon glue, you also get a little bit of movement for added fun.


Here are a few close ups with shadows to give you a better idea of the floating effect.




That's it from me for today. If you fancy adding some floating dimension to one of your projects or make a project using any of the techniques shared by my teamies in their Spotlight Posts, make sure to link up your makes with our Spotlight Project gallery.


Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

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