Wednesday, 28 June 2017

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop and Wishlist Linkup


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Party and Blog Hop and Wishlist Linkup!  There are loads of new stamps and dies on release, and the design teams have been playing with them.  Here's what I used from the release:

Cupcake Builder #1
Shaker Balloons #1 Heart
Sweet Word Die
Bold Sentiments: Sweet
For my first card, I stamped the 'sweet' ombré-style on a white panel, matted it onto some patterned paper, adhered it to DL-sized card then stamped the rest of the sentiment down the side of the card, then added a die-cut cupcake.


The second card uses the heart shaker balloon die set, sweet word die and a couple of ARTplorations stencils with Distress Oxides.  I built up the shaker element by cutting four extra hearts and using the frames.


So then I had four die-cut hearts.  Couldn't waste them...


I put them through an embossing folder, added some die-cut strings and popped them onto a Distress watercoloured background, and added the 'sweet' die-cut (with a black layer underneath).  The rest of the sentiment comes from Blossom Overture.

All the important stuff on how to win lots of goodies is on the STAMPlorations blog.  All stamps, dies and stencils are 15% off until 3 July, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.  What are you waiting for??

27 comments:

  1. Loving your artsy cars and I'm totally smitten by the last one! Such wonderful hot and spicy colours and fabulous mix of elements.

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  2. SWEET creations! ADORE the background on the third card :)

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  3. Love how the colors trail off on the first
    two cards - so delicate. The last card
    makes up for it - it pops. Love it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fantastic cards! I think my favourite is the last one with the grunge look and brighter colours.

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  5. Thanks for sharing all of these sweet card designs.

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  6. Love your SWEET cards. What fantastic designs and colors. Great background with the pink balloons.

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  7. Lovely cards. Love the shaker element. And love how you embossed the heart balloons.

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  8. Loving the ombre stamping effect and the gorgeous balloons!

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  9. Awesome cards! Love these fun balloons and the cupcake!

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  10. Wonderful creations! I love designs! Beautiful!

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  11. Love that different sort of size card, and the other cards are equally gorgeous!

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  12. These are just fabulous! So many wonderful cards!

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  13. Love these colorful and fun cards, Shirley!

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  14. Love these colorful and fun cards, Shirley!

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  15. Those balloons are wonderful! In love with the strings with the bow.

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  16. beautiful work :) i love all the grungy goodness you've added to the last card and those pretty balloons. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. wonderful cards!
    very cute balloons!

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  18. Cute and so fun, Shirley ... I'm especially drawn to the yummy ombré sweet one with the cool positioning of the supplementary sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. All of these are sweet! I especially like the embossed balloons and fab colors of the last one!

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  20. These are all so adorable!! Love all the new stamps and dies!

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  21. These are all absolutely fantastic! xxx

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  22. Fabulously created! Love love.

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