' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: STAMPlorations turns 8!

Monday 28 June 2021

STAMPlorations turns 8!

Welcome to STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebrations! The DT has new products to show you and there are several ways to win prizes for joining us! If you don't come from the STAMplorations blog make sure you hop over to the post to read all the details.

STAMPlorations Birthday post

This is what I did with the Birthday Bundle #1, which consists of 4 products:
1. Blossom Sprays #4 4x6 stamp set
2. Radiate Happy 3x5 stamp set
3. Design Blox Template #5 - 6x10, 10mil
4. Art Border #1 CUTplorations thin metal die

First up, a simple card with the Blossoms spray #4 stamp.

Blossoms Spray #4

As the stamp is big enough to fill most of an A2 (US size)/A6 card , I simply stamped the image with Versafine in Sepia and coloured it with pencils. The panel has been die-cut with the Stitched Snow Hills dies set.

Second a set of ATCs with the Radiate Happy stamp set

Radiate Happy stamps set
I used the stencil Blox #5 to create my backgrounds with different colours of Distress inks, masking with washi tape or paper when changing colours. I then die-cut the ATC's with the smallest of the dies in the Stitched Snow Hills dies set.
Finally I added sentiments from the Radiate Happy stamp set, embossing some of them with Wow! powders (Earthtone Olive, Primary Apple red, Skinny Chai Latte and Metalline Violet)

If you are doing project Life or any kind of scrapbooking, these are ideal as journaling cards as I have used here: 

Next I focused on the Art Border #1I like versatile products and this one delivers so I wanted to show you what you can do above and beyond cutting a border in a card, as nice as it is...

On this card, I used only one edge of the die to die-cut my card base all around with the line of dots. Turning the die the other way you would get the line with the hearts as I did in this next card at the bottom.

2 ways with the border die
I used the die again as a border on the right and stencilled a background with Distress Inks, brushes and the stencil Blox #5. My focal point is one of the new Vintage Blooms ATCs and my sentiment is one of the Radiate Happy set.

Finally, since the die only cuts the design, you can cut the die repeatedly to cover a whole card or more!!! The only limitations are the size of your paper and the size of your die-cutting machine:

Repeat die-cuting technique

Check out this my post here to find out more about this card.

The STAMP girls are showing inspiration for all the challenges on the STAMPlorations blog so pop by and don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win.

Whenever you shop for STAMPlorations products you can get 20% off with my code: STAMPGIRLCRAFTY


Thanks for coming by,
My Blossoms Spray card is entering the Stamping Sensations challenge as I love colouring with pencils!



  1. The purple background is gorgeous!! I love the whole look...

  2. What a great bundle. Love your pretty card. I haven't tried pencils. Love the soft look on your first card. I like what you did with the stencil and I really like the die.

  3. What a bumper post Christine, all lovely but those flowers tamped onto the lilac cardstock is just stunning, beautifully crafted.

    B x

  4. I always love seeing the new things Stamplorations come out with each month. Love these lovely samples you created with some of the latest new tools and stamps!

  5. THese cards are simply gorgeous.

  6. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Gorgeous creations!! Love the pretty colors on the first card. Love the use of the new die on the cards. Pretty designs!!

  8. What a beautiful and very inspirational post! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing what you love with us at Stamping Sensations.

  9. Wow! What beautiful cards and so many different ways to use the bundle. My mother-in-law loved peonies. She had a garden full of them. Lovely work!

  10. Fabulous card! I'm loving all your designs and how you used all the products, they are very versatile 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you're having a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

  11. I love your coloring on the flowers!

  12. Love the soft colouring of the first card. Beautiful projects.

  13. You are so creative and these are just wonderful! The stenciled encouragement cards are a clever way to use the stencil, and that first card all in lavender is gorgeous!

  14. Those little cards are so cute and would be wonderful to tuck into my daughter's lunchboxes, or to add to a small gift.

  15. You've shared a fantastic range of cards showcasing the new bundle!

  16. These are all so pretty! I loved to see the different ways you used the products.

  17. Pretty cards! I love the way you colored the flowers!

  18. I do love your colouring it is always so polished and professional looking. Lovely cards xx