Friday, 1 June 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Bash!


It's STAMPlorations' 5th birthday, and we've got a month-long celebration for you with loads of inspiration and three ways to win great prizes!

The Inspiration team have the pleasure of kicking off the proceedings, and we're all using the new birthday stamps and dies.  I've used pieces of a masterboard as my backgrounds for those yummy cakes, and added die-cut sentiments.


Once you've made a masterboard, you can cut it down to various sizes and you've got instant background or collage pieces.


You can use contrasting or complementary colours for your diecuts.  Believe it or not, the diecut on the first card is bright purple.  Somehow the camera doesn't like purple.  I like how it captures the different colours the mirri card diecut on the second card, though.


The birthday cake images make a great focal point.


And if you don't want to use diecuts, there are some fab coordinating sentiments in the stamp sets.  And before you know it, you've got a little stash of birthday cards :)

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for bucketloads of inspiration from the rest of the team, and all the details on how to link up and win prizes.

18 comments:

  1. Such bright and cheery cards! They make me happy just looking at them!

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  2. Shirley, what fun colorful birthday cards! Great job!

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  3. So beautiful Shirley - Stamplorations has a marvelous DT - thanks for sharing your art work and inspiration - congrats on Happy Birthday month too!

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  4. Wow, these are gorgeous! Your masterboard is beautiful and works well with all of your cards! Congratulations to you and STAMPlorations- this is going to be a fun month of celebration and inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful, bright cards! Love how effortless they look.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy 5th Birthday to STAMPlorations!

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  6. I LOVE your masterboard backgrounds for your die cut sentiments, Shirley....hmmmmm...I feel and Inspiration coming on:-) Hugs, Nancy

    Happy 5th birthday STAMPlorations...and to you too, Shirley...

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  7. Fabulous cards Shirley, love how you've used your colourful masterboard as a highlight to show off the subtly coloured images and then a bold sentiment

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  8. Love these big words, especially the die cut ones. Fun cards.

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  9. So pretty! You didn't mention how you made the masterboard, but it's beautiful. The offset placing of the masterboard pieces make the cards very effective along with the big die cut sentiments.

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  10. Fabulous inspiration as always Shirley. Love how you've used the pieces of masterboard for the backgrounds xx

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  11. Love! And what a great idea to create a masterboard and then slice it up. Love how your colours pop and the super CAS look of your cards. No prizes for guessing what I'm going to be creating today!

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  12. Scrumptious, Shirley ... that's the cakes and the cool backgrounds ... they showcase the bold sentiments brilliantly! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. This is a great way to celebration Stamplations birthday with so many wonderful products.

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  14. These birthday cards are so fun and I can't ever resist cake.

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  15. What a fun technique with making a masterboard and using it on different cards with layered images. Love it!

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  16. Happy birthday to Stamplorations!
    Great creations!

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