Hop along in our special stamp release mini hop! AND COFFEE is the latest 4x8 coffee-themed set from The Bee's Knees and you could win it for yourself by simply leaving a comment! Click here (ends 12/11)
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Artists that Made 2016 a Great Year for STAMPlorations + A Surprise :o)

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Things have been a little quiet around here on the blog. Behind the scenes, though, we're hard at work and busy preparing for 2017! Expect to see some changes here and in the store -- all for the better -- in the new year. We're going to slowly roll those changes out and announce them.

For now, however, I'd like to take this opportunity to do a little year-in-review by putting the spotlight on the girls in the STAMPlorations design team. They make our products shine and without their creative talent, our little company will not be thriving the way it's thriving today. 

Kathryn, who'll someday be designing stamps for STAMPlorations, sums up how I feel every time I see the projects the STAMPlorations girls make:


I thought I'd pick my 3 favorites from the projects made by each of the girls this year. Be warned...this is a long and photo-heavy post but I hope you'll scroll down to the end because it's worth it and there's a surprise :o)

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Art Journal Covers by Tanja


Hi there, it's Tanja here for you today with another step-by-step tutorial. Do you remember all those Art Journal Pages I created? I made some covers for them:


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Altered notebook for music charts by MariLynn


One of the hobbies that I picked up this year was playing the ukuele. I wanted to make a notebook that I could use to write chord charts in. I wanted it to be able to stand with a little bit of an angle. I picked up this notebook and a couple of chip clips. 



{Inspiration Project Post #111}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! The girls from the Inspiration team are back with projects to get your creative juices flowing. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.

  

 



Monday, December 26, 2016

END-OF-YEAR SALE! 30% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies!


We're gearing up for 2017 and we'd like to clear up some space for new products coming to the STAMPlorations HQ in the new year!

All stamps, stencils, and dies are 30% off* from December 26 to 31. Use code BYE2016 on checkout. Plus, all orders of $25 or more automatically get free worldwide shipping.

(*Due to the magnitude of this sale event, the code can only be used once per customer based on mailing address. Code can not be combined with other coupons and can not be applied on the purchase of gift certificates.)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!


From all of us here at STAMPlorations, may you have a very merry Christmas and an insanely creative 2017!

Thank you so much for your support in 2016. We promise that 2017 will be even better and more fun!


With love,
Shery, David, Kathryn and the STAMPlorations girls

Friday, December 23, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Monika Goes For Easy Party Makes


Hello Crafty Friends! Are you all ready for the party season? Should you need a little help, you're in the right place. How about some cheerful coasters to get you into the mood?

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Makes Christmas Shoe Cards


Isn't it great when you can use non-Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards, and vice versa?


All you need for some festive shoes are Christmas colours, a Christmas sentiment and some embellishments. You could use die-cuts, cut your own shapes or use ready-made embellishments. For these two cards I used some die-cut holly and coloured it with markers.


And you've already seen this card on the Inspiration #109 post, where I used baker's twine and pompoms.


These cards went to some old friends from our teenage years - I'm talking late 60s/early 70s, when we used to wear these styles of shoes, so the cards were very appropriate!

Take another look at your stamps, you might find other uses for them.


  

  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

{FINAL DAY} ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Extra + Link Up to the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party


Hey, fellow creatives! Can you believe that it's the last day of our stencil hop? If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here. For our final day, we have Melissa, Monika, Deepti, Kathy, and Asmah sharing their projects featuring ARTplorations stencils. And we also have a linky at the end for you to link up your own projects using a stencil. We'd love to see your take on stencils! The linky closes this Friday, December 23, at 11:55 p.m. Pacific.

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MELISSA | MONIKA


  
DEEPTI |  KATHY



ASMAH

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We mentioned extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party so now it's your turn! We want to see projects where you used stencils!

  • Link up projects where you used stencils (any brand). It can be any type of project, even non-card ones. 
  • No need to make a new project for this flash linky party -- although if you're inspired to create, be our guest! You may link past projects -- so long as you made them within the last month (from November 20, 2016 to the present).
  • To give everyone a fair shot at the prizes (winners will be randomly drawn), please link up a maximum of 3 projects.
  • Link up your projects to the linky below by Friday, December 23, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).

We'll randomly draw THREE (3) winners:
  • TWO (2) winners who used stencils (any brand) in their projects will each receive their choice of two (2) standard size ARTplorations stencils.
  • ONE (1) winner who used stencils (any brand) in her project will receive her choice of three (3) standard size ARTplorations stencils OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
So will we see you in the linky party? We hope so! We'd love to see your take on the stencils and be inspired by YOU this time around!






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FREE STENCIL on all orders!


For our stencil blog hop participants, place an order in the shop between today and December 31 and get a free ARTplorations stencil! Just add products to your cart, including the stencil you want for free, and when you're ready to check out, use coupon code STENCILHOP. The price of 1 standard size (5x7) stencil will be deducted from your total amount. Limit 1 free stencil per customer. Claim your free stencil here


 + 10% off on all stencils too!


All ARTplorations stencils are 10% off until December 31! Just add the stencils to your cart and the discounted price is automatically reflected -- no coupon needed :o)
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We hope you enjoyed the last 7 days and that we've inspired you to use stencils in your projects :o)

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

{Introducing} STAMPlorations Guest Designers for January-March 2017


Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Before we all take a short break to celebrate Christmas, I'd like to welcome our second batch of talented ladies who are joining us from January to March as guest designers. You will be seeing their projects beginning January. Please give them a warm welcome. I am thrilled to have them as part of the STAMPlorations family!

Monday, December 19, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Gets Shakin' with Coffee



 Hi! It’s Melissa here with a fun mixed media tutorial to share with you today. I have a coffee shaker gift tag/gift card holder to share with you. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

{DAY 6} ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Extra + Link Up to the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party


Hello, everyone! If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here. Today the STAMPlorations girls are sharing more projects featuring ARTplorations stencils. At And we also have a linky at the end for you to link up your own projects using a stencil. We'd love to see your take on stencils!

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LAURAJANE | MELISSA


  
AMY | MONIKA


    
TONI | LINDA | CAROL M.


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ASMAH
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We mentioned extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party so now it's your turn! We want to see projects where you used stencils!

  • Link up projects where you used stencils (any brand). It can be any type of project, even non-card ones. 
  • No need to make a new project for this flash linky party -- although if you're inspired to create, be our guest! You may link past projects -- so long as you made them within the last month (from November 20, 2016 to the present).
  • To give everyone a fair shot at the prizes (winners will be randomly drawn), please link up a maximum of 3 projects.
  • Link up your projects to the linky below by Friday, December 23, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).

We'll randomly draw THREE (3) winners:
  • TWO (2) winners who used stencils (any brand) in their projects will each receive their choice of two (2) standard size ARTplorations stencils.
  • ONE (1) winner who used stencils (any brand) in her project will receive her choice of three (3) standard size ARTplorations stencils OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
So will we see you in the linky party? We hope so! We'd love to see your take on the stencils and be inspired by YOU this time around!






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FREE STENCIL on all orders!


For our stencil blog hop participants, place an order in the shop between today and December 31 and get a free ARTplorations stencil! Just add products to your cart, including the stencil you want for free, and when you're ready to check out, use coupon code STENCILHOP. The price of 1 standard size (5x7) stencil will be deducted from your total amount. Limit 1 free stencil per customer. Claim your free stencil here


 + 10% off on all stencils too!


All ARTplorations stencils are 10% off until December 31! Just add the stencils to your cart and the discounted price is automatically reflected -- no coupon needed :o)
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