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APRIL CHALLENGES & BLOG HOPS Winners are here. Winners, please claim your prize by May 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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Thursday, June 30, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Stenciling Made Easy with Cornelia - Part IV

If you are looking for our 3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, the hop starts here.


Hi, everyone. Cornelia here today with the last installment of my stencil class. Just in case you missed it:

  • Part   I - click HERE
  • Part  II - click HERE
  • Part III - click HERE


Three cards, all made with stencils, but using them slightly differently.

{DAY 2} 3rd Birthday Blog Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls + Linky Party

As we celebrate our 3rd birthday, all orders of at least $20 ship free worldwide until July 8! Use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY on checkout. Plus all stamps and stencils in the shop are 20% off -- just add products to your cart and the discount is automatically applied.
(If you're a stamp club subscriber, use your personal discount coupon code
to get free shipping on orders of at least $15.)

Hello! We continue our birthday celebration today with more cards from the STAMPlorations girls. For Day 1 and blog hop prizes, click here.

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LAURAJANE | CORNELIA

  
SUCHI | TANJA



    
KAROLA | JULIE | DEEPTI

  
SHIRLEY | MARIA

ASMAH


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After you've hopped, come party with us some more! 
  • Use the mood board below to inspire you to create a new project with a party, celebration, or birthday theme.
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up below! Display the mood board in your post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes!
  • You may enter up to 3 new projects and you can use any product(s) you have -- not just STAMPlorations products.
  • Link up by Tuesday, July 5, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly draw ONE (1) winner of Kathryn’s Big Wishes stamp set.
  • We’ll randomly draw ONE (1) winner of three CUTplorations word dies (winner’s choice)






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    Finished hopping and linked up a project? Don't forget to leave a comment and tag a friend on our Facebook page here!


    Pop by here again tomorrow morning for DAY THREE for more partying with the STAMPlorations girls :o)

    {Inspiration Project Post #83}

    If you are looking for our 3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, click here.

    Welcome Friday! As June draws to a close, we are rounding up the month with a final helping of projects by the Inspiration team. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.

      

     


    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    {DAY 1} 3rd Birthday Blog Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls + Linky Party

    As we celebrate our 3rd birthday, all orders of at least $20 ship free worldwide until July 8! Use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY on checkout. Plus all stamps and stencils in the shop are 20% off -- just add products to your cart and the discount is automatically applied.
    (If you're a stamp club subscriber, use your personal discount coupon code
    to get free shipping on orders of at least $15.)

    Hey, STAMPlorations friends! For the next 7 days, we will be partying here on the blog! We are celebrating STAMPlorations' third birthday! It's unbelievable how the last three years have flown by. Our little stamp company is still growing. My husband David and I (Shery) are thankful to have an awesome team of talented paper craft artists helping us grow STAMPlorations every single day. I owe so much of our success to the STAMPlorations girls and I don't know what I'd do without them :o)

    I'm continually thankful to be part of a blogging community of crafters. Without all of you who regularly visit our blog, comment on our posts, and play in our challenges every month, STAMPlorations wouldn't be where it is today. I'm also very thankful to our loyal customers and stamp club subscribers -- I have been doing business online since 1998 and hands down, you are the best customers. When I had a major life event last year (re: pregnancy) and got super slow in getting orders out the door, I couldn't believe how understanding you all were and patient with me until I got my bearing back (still trying to get it back actually!). It's very humbling to experience daily the kindness and support from my fellow crafters and artists. Whether you're a customer, a blog follower/reader, or a challenge participant -- I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    And we're here for 7 straight days to PARTY! Our celebration blog hop starts right now. From June 29 to July 2, we're sharing projects featuring Kathryn's Big Wishes, a sweet stamp set Deepti designed for her Dee's Artsy Impressions line + some projects will feature previously released sets. Deepti was inspired by our first STAMPbaby, Kathryn, when she was designing her latest stamps. Then from July 3 to July 5, you'll be seeing projects featuring our very own CUTplorations thin metal dies. Yep, we're launching our own line of dies during our birthday week :o)

    And what's a blog hop without prizes for those of you who hop along? Here are the deets:

    Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and STAMPlorations designers blogs:

    • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments each win a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations shop.
    • SEVEN (7) winners (1 per day) randomly drawn from all comments each win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop.

    Prizes for creating and linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
    • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner of Kathryn's Big Wishes stamp set
    • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner of three CUTplorations word dies (winner's choice)

    Prizes for liking, commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
    • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners of $15 gift certificates -- 1 for the commenter and 1 for the friend she tags in the comment

    Winners have one week to claim their prize. (Anyone who is drawn as a winner and fails to claim her prize within the allotted time forfeits her prize. We want to be fair to those who do keep up with our blog and claim prizes on time. So you don't miss any of our posts, follow our blog by email or follow us via Google Friend Connect -- you'll find links to both on the right side bar.)


    Ready to hop and win? You've got three ways to win:
    • Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Tuesday, July 5, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7). Only one comment per blog, please. 
    • Create a party/celebration/birthday-themed project (any kind of project, not just a card) based on the mood board. Link up in the linky below and display the linky party graphic in your post to qualify for the prizes. You may link up to 3 projects and you can use whatever products you have -- STAMPlorations products are not required. 
    • Go to our Facebook page here and then like, share, comment, and tag a friend on our Birthday Bash post. You won't miss the post because it's pinned on the page.

    All in all, we are giving away over $200 worth of prizes! We'll announce the winners on Thursday evening, July 7, right here on the blog. How easy is that? Have fun!

    (Note: There are 12 stops in the hop today, including this blog. You're not required to visit every stop on the hop to be eligible to win, but commenting on all the stops will increase your chances of winning. In case you click on a designer's link and you get a page/post not found error, just go to her main blog and scroll down to find the post for DAY ONE of the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party. You can also go back here to our main blog; we'll update the links throughout the day.)

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    The STAMPlorations girls are showcasing Deepti's Kathryn's Big Wishes. This sweet stamp set has a coordinating CUTplorations die set too!


      


          

         


        


      
    SHIRLEY | SHERY

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    After you've hopped, come party with us some more! 
    • Use the mood board below to inspire you to create a new project with a party, celebration, or birthday theme.
    • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up below! Display the mood board in your post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes!
    • You may enter up to 3 new projects and you can use any product(s) you have -- not just STAMPlorations products.
    • Link up by Tuesday, July 5, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
    • We'll randomly draw ONE (1) winner of Kathryn’s Big Wishes stamp set.
    • We’ll randomly draw ONE (1) winner of three CUTplorations word dies (winner’s choice)






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    Finished hopping and linked up a project? Don't forget to leave a comment and tag a friend on our Facebook page here!

    See you tomorrow for DAY TWO. We have more awesome projects from the STAMPlorations girls!


    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    {Spotlight Project} Maria Smears Liquid Pearls



    Inspired by this tutorial for stenciling with Liquid Pearls and then this card, I played around with my German equivalent of Liquid Pearls today to create a cool background. Ready?

    Here's that background.


    {Inspiration Project Post #82}

    Hello Tuesday! The Inspiration Girls are back with more of their makes. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.

      

     

     


    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    {Winners} Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

    Thanks a bunches to everyone who left comments on our Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and New Coffee Stamps postMr. Random.org has picked the 3 lucky winners of their choice of coffee/tea stamps from our latest release:

    Winner #1


    Winner #2


    Congratulations, ladies! Please claim your prize by Tuesday, July 5.  Send an e-mail to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject, "Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Coffee Stamps Release Winner".

    And finally, just for Summer Coffee Lovers hop participants, all orders placed on the STAMPlorations store are 15% off until June 28. (No minimum order.) Use the coupon code SUMMERCLBH on checkout.

    {Winner} LARGE GROOVY SHOES Mini Release Hop

    Thanks to everyone who joined in the special release hop for LARGE GROOVY SHOES! We're so glad you enjoyed seeing the fun projects that the STAMPlorations girls created.





    It's time to announce the winner of this set drawn from all the comments left here on the blog, the designers' blogs, as well as tags on Facebook and Pinterest pins.

    We pooled the entries and with the help of Mr. Random.org, the winner is:


    Congrats, hellerlittle! Please claim your prize by Wednesday, July 6. Send an e-mail to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject, "STAMPlorations Large Groovy Shoes winner". Indicate which large Groovy Shoes set you want (Groovy Lace Up ShoesGroovy Platform Shoes, or Groovy Wedge Shoes) and then let us know your mailing address.

    Groovy Lace Up ShoesGroovy Platform Shoes, and Groovy Wedge Shoes are now available in the shop and until June 29, they're 10% off!

    Thanks so much! The STAMPlorations girls will be back on June 29 for our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop and Linky Party! This is one hop you won't want to miss because there are LOTS of prizes for blog hop participants and linky party players :o)

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