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Winners of the June Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by July 20.

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.

Check out COLOR BLOOMS, our coloring book designed for cardmakers, crafters, and mixed media artists!

Friday, July 21, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} A Canvas Full Of Love - Five Easy Steps to Creating A Mixed Media Canvas

OH Happy, Happy Summer day everyone! It's Lynne Mizera here today to share an extra-special Summer Mixed Media Tutorial. I am going to share with you the five steps I use in one of my very favorite mixed media processes to create these lovely 5x7 canvases.

This is the class I teach for people who have never done any kind of mixed media or arty stuff before. It takes the "scary" out of the mixed media process and gives you a place to start - using supplies and tools that you probably already have on hand from your card-making and scrapbooking supplies.

July Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - More Inspiration

Hey, all! Have you played in this month's theme and sketch challenge? Our theme is STAMPS & WARM COLORS. We'd love to see projects with glorious reds, yellows, and/or oranges...or even beige and creamy colors.

And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:



Thursday, July 20, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Inlaid Birds with Deepti!

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. I am loving the latest stamp club set and here is one more way you can get creative with For the Birds. I did some inlaid die cutting on this one. Here's the look...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates A Flock Of Birds

I've been playing with the latest stamp club set, For The Birds, and the coordinating die set, to make a flock of distressed birdies.

{Stamp Designer Spotlight} Big Grins by Becca Cruger + Comment to Win

It's Wednesday once again and we've got another fun post. Also at the end of this post is the winner of her choice of Shirley's stamp sets that we showcased last week here.

Today we're featuring three stamp sets that Becca designed for her line, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.


And here's Becca showcasing her stamps. Be sure to visit her blog after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of either Sweet & Sassy Dad, Snarky Cap and Gown, or Wonderful Life!

Beautiful cards! If you like any of the stamp sets featured today, simply leave a comment here and on Becca's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, July 23, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 26.

And if you like Becca's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLBECCA on checkout. You'll find all of Becca's stamps here.

And here is the winner of her choice between Classic Shoes and Walking Boots - we randomly drew from all the comments left on last week's post and on Shirley's blog.


Congratulations, Marsha! Please send an email to on or before July 26 to claim your prize. Please let me know which stamp set you'd like to receive: Classic Shoes or Walking Boots.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

{Inspiration Project Post #144}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! The Inspiration girls have been busy creating a variety of projects for this week's showcase featuring stamps designed by our very own Deepti under her label Dee's Artsy Impression.

All of Deepti's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

Deepti's sets will be reduced by 10% except for Smile, a beautiful floral set, which will be 20% off until July 24.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration Posts, so have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.




Monday, July 17, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Festive "Fourth" 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 the following ARTplorations and STAMPlorations products:

Friday, July 14, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Dragonflies and Popsicles

MariLynn here with a summer mixed media tutorial using Dragonfly Waltz stencil and the remains of a summer favorite. Popsicle sticks. You can save the from eating yummy popsicles or you can buy them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Colors a Colored Card Base

Hi, Cornelia here today, jumping on the colored card base bandwagon. Less is More and AAA Card Challenges teamed up and want us to make a one layer card using a colored card base. And since I had no idea what to do for this spotlight post I figured I do just that. I like making one layer cards anyhow.

My stamp supplies:


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes For Cupcakes

Hello Crafty Friends! Today we're making something a little different. The idea came to me when I saw these yummy cupcake dies. What better way to celebrate a sweet tooth than by making a presentation box for a cupcake or muffin?

I drew up the template myself and the box evolved as I went along. Here are both versions to start you off.

{Stamp Designer Spotlight} The Bee's Knees by Shirley Bampton + Comment to Win

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We're starting the day with this post featuring two stamp sets that Shirley designed for her line, The Bee's Knees.


And who better to showcase these stamps than the designer herself? Shirley made 6 cards -- you'll see two of them in full here and the rest are on her stop by there after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of your choice between Classic Shoes and Walking Boots!

See 4 more awesome cards by Shirley here.



Great cards, don't you agree? If you like either stamp set, simply leave a comment here and on Shirley's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, July 16, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 19.

And if you like Shirley's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY on checkout. You'll find all of Shirley's stamps here.

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