September 16, 2016

STAMPlorations CUTplorations Christmas Release Day 3

Hey Everyone!  It's Day 3 of STAMPloration's CUTplorations Christmas Release!

Today we are featuring the new Holiday themed word & phrase dies as well as edge/border dies and envelope die.  I got to choose 5 word/phrases and the Snow Hills stitched dies.  Here are my cards....

(detail showing shimmer of gold mist)

So, I used a variety of stamps to achieve the look of this card.  I stamped my poinsettia (Holiday Sketches: Holiday Flower set), the pine bough and ribbon swirls (Christmas Bell Medley set)  in white StazOn then sponged over top with Soft Suede (SU!) and Grey Flannel (Memento) ink.  The white StazOn acts like a resist.  Then I stamped with the same stamps and inks over top several times. Next, I sprayed on some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  I die cut my sentiment and sponged Soft Suede ink on it and brushed on some of the Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

First, I masked off a couple of areas and stamped and embossed in white my snowflakes (Vignette: Christmas Block set, Framed Christmas: Believe in the Magic set, Framed Christmas: Peace, Love, Joy set).  I replaced the masked areas with some silver glitter tape (Darice).  I die cut my sentiment and attaced it to my card.

(detail showing tiny jingle bells)

My very first shaker card!  The side view isn't pretty but you can't see that so there!  LOL.  Anyway, I started off by cutting out my circle center piece with my circle cutter.  Then I sponged on Delicate Silver ink.  I attached a piece of acetate to the backside and added two layers of foam tape/dots around the edge of the circle.  I marked lightly with a pencil where it would be positioned on my card base and stamped my pine boughs (Christmas Bell Medley set) and then used a red glitter gel pen to draw on some berries.  I die cut my sentiment from red cardstock and glittered it up in red.  I then attached it to my shaker piece.  I filled up my shaker with mini jingle bells and attached it to my card.  I love this little jingle bell shaker card.  I may need to make more!

For this card, I masked off a section of my card on a diagonal and using the Holly Background stencil, I sponge on green ink and used a red glitter gel pen for the berries.  I removed the mask and added a strip of gold glitter tape.  I die cut my sentiment from red cardstock and attached it to my card.

I first stamped my mittens (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) and coloured them with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I added different trimmed Christmas washi and glitter tapes.  I die cut my sentiment and coloured it green with my markers and then attached it to my card.

(I used the stitched snow hills dies a bit differently here)

(detail showing gold shimmer)

I die cut the Snowy Hills from white cardstock and set aside.  I inked up my card base using Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress inks.  I splatter water over top to get water droplets.  I stamped my snowflakes (Framed Christmas: Believe in the Magic set, Framed Christmas: Peace, Love, Joy set) in the same coloured inks.  I then sprayed on some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  I attached my snowy hills die cuts.  I die cut my sentiment and sponged on Delicata Gold ink (I didn't have any metallic gold paper left) and attached it to my card.

I hope you enjoyed all the cards I made and shared today.  :-)

Important Info!
There are lots of prizes to be won and a linky party too.  Here are the details:

  • THREE (3) commenters randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs (Days 1 to 3 posts) wins a $10 gift certificate to the shop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from the flash diecut linky party wins her choice of any 3 holiday-themed word dies
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from the flash diecut linky party wins her choice of stamp set & coordinating dies (Christmas Reindeer or Warm Hands, Warm Hearts)

Flash Die-cut Linky Party:

The flash diecut linky party starts September 14 and ends on September 20.  Anyone can link up to 3 new projects featuring diecuts (any brand).

Well, I hope you'll join in one the fun!  And definitely check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Other notes: Just for our blog followers and CUTplorations Christmas release week blog hop participants, from September 14 to 21:
  • All orders of at least $20 ship free worldwide. Use code: CHRISTMAS. 
  • Both stamp sets are 10% off and all dies in the CUTplorations Christmas release are 5% off -- discounts are automatically applied (no coupon needed)

Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!


  1. What a great collection of cards showcasing the word dies and other products! You girl are ready to send out your Christmas cards!!

  2. Beautiful set of cards! Love your pretty coloring on your Warm Hands, Warm Hearts card! Adorable mittens! Great job on the shaker card too... so fun!

  3. Oh I just love your jingle bell shaker! How unique!! I have a bunch of small bells; I love shakers; I think I will have to CASE your idea! You are a genius. :-) Love the pretty, earthy colors of your first card. Awesome cards.

  4. WOW! Now I feel as shimmery as your gorgeous cards. Skillful coloring and design. My favorite is the "Jingle all the way" card...those bells in the shaker are just a brilliant touch.

  5. Liked those repeated stamped mittens. All the cards are fabulous.

  6. I love your set of cards - fabulous

  7. Love all your card samples - BUT your jingle bells shaker card is absolutely fabulous - Where did you get your little bells - I have a craving for them too. LOL!!!!

  8. love the colors on the first one! all great cards!


  9. Beautiful group of card. The first one is stunning with your color choices and shading. TFS

  10. Such a bunch of
    lovely cards,
    great colors
    and designs.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Love your jingle bells shaker, so festive!

  12. An array of fabulous festive cards, Kim! Especially cheering and applauding your first shaker; soooooo pretty and the bells as the shaker elements are ultra cool! I sent in a STAMPlorations order yesterday..looks like I may need to do another, after seeing your showcases here!

  13. Gorgeous cards. Love how you used the stitched hills dies. Hugz

  14. Wow, these are all so wonderful! I especially love the first one and jingle bells shaker card - it must have a beautiful sound. I wish I could hear it.
    Valerija xx

  15. Amazing set of cards! Love the shaker with the jingle bells :)

  16. stunning cards with amazing design, wow!

  17. Wow. These are all gorgeous Kim. I especially like the background you created in thr first card.

  18. Fabulous set of cards, Kim! Love the fun jingle bell shaker :)

  19. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Kim!!!
    My favourites are your VIBRANT Let It Snow, the PRETTY Season's Greetings, the MAGICAL Merry Christmas, the FUN & BEAUTIFUL Jingle All The Way ... hang on a sec, I believe that I LOVE them ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE Christmas INSPIRATION :)

  20. Amazing cards! I love the jingle bells in the shaker and the last one with the snowy hills is awesome! xxx

  21. These are so pretty, I love the last one the most :)

  22. Stunning. I love your way of using these amazing sentiments and stamps.


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