Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Christmas Typografia

Hi and welcome to a post to announce the launch of a brand new set of stamps from STAMPlorations. We are having a little blog hop to celebrate with the chance to win some fab STAMP goodies.

Here is my first card for you showing one of the new release.

A simple chalk board treatment for this one, white embossed sentiment on a black die cut panel, with the addition of a few festive die cuts including the leaf from Trendy Spring Blooms and jute string.

My second set took inspiration from a pair of cards I saw here. I saw them ages ago but when I saw the new stamps from Shery it was the perfect opportunity to try the technique out.

These are a little more complicated than the first card and was really only possible because of my MISTI. To start I stamped the sentiment on a panel of white card cut using my middle die from the crazy double running stitch rectangle set, in green Memento and then embossed with clear EP. Without removing the stamp from my MISTI, I repeated this with a green panel and gold embossing.
To get the die cut baubles in the same place, I fastened the two panels together with a little low tack tape and cut the shapes with a small balloon die. This might not work if the card is too thick though.
The white panel was popped up on pads after adding some gold thread and the green and gold baubles slipped into the openings, carefully matching the text. The green panel was stuck flat on the white base after gold thread had been tied and stuck to create hangers. The white baubles were popped up on pads.
These were my second try and I have to say it was easier the second time around but I do like the red and white colours of my first attempt more.

The white bauble in the first are actually another panel stamped and embossed in red and clear EP, then tucked under the red panel. Again only possible because I still had my original stamp on my MISTI!

There are lots of other fab stamps in this TYPOGRAFIA set as you can see here.

So for more inspiration hop along to the STAMPlorations page and have a look, commenting as you go for a chance to win, One commenter will win their choice of 3 Typografia Christmas stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs, commenting closes on Monday, September 25th.

Don't forget if you fancy indulging yourself and buy some of these fab new stamps you can get 20% of by using this code.

Joining in over at:-

Christmas Cards All Year Round
Use leaves on your Christmas/Holiday project 

Please do grab our logo to display on your own blog
  Get ready for Christmas   

 grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin
                              Anything Christmas                           

T is for Trio (of baubles)


  1. Fabulous chalkboard die cut and the addition of the leafy trims finishes it off really nicely. Thanks so much for linking up to the HLS Christmas Challenge.

  2. Love the chalkboard effect card but wow those baubles have blown me away!! What a brilliant design xx

  3. Wow love your unique looking cards today. The red and white cut out cards are amazing and so clever. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Love those cards with the inverse colors!!! Wow...I'll have to try that. Thank you for the inspiration.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Two fabulous cards - the second one is absolutely awesome! xxx

  6. The holly on the chalkboard is my favourite! Gorgeous work!

  7. Very cool projects. Love your cut outs. TFS

  8. Great cards with these stamps. I really like the chalkboard look.

  9. Such a gorgeous set of beautiful cards. Love them all.

  10. Terrific looking
    cards and love
    the negative
    ornament card.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Julie, your cards are all amazing! I especially love the green and gold card duo, quite clever!

  12. Great cards ! My preference would be the first one that looks a little bit like a chalk board.

  13. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Thanks for inspiration!!!

  14. Wow! Your red and white cards are awesome and really stand out, and the one with the pine sprigs just feels like Christmas!

  15. I both love and hate the card you've entered into our challenge - absolutely love the image and the leaves but hate it 'cos I'm trilling away in my craft room now and my husband is wondering what is going on! LOL All he can hear downstairs is 'fa la la la la' etc - driving him mad as well. :) Seriously though I really like your design, it's very 'me'! Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Use Leaves) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you and come back again soon!! Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  16. Great idea to get two for the price of one.
    The red and white combination really pops.
    Well worth the effort.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Awesome cards! These sentiments would all be perfect for the chalkboard technique and your's turned out fabulous! And those other sets of cards are so fun!! And they look really awesome, too!

  18. I love the sprigs of holly with your chalkboard label on the first card. It's so warm and traditional.

  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

  20. Julie your art work is lovely and I especially like the chalkboard look - TFS

  21. Holy smokes! What fabulous designs! Thank you for the chance to win and for your wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

  22. Such a cool way to use those sentiment blocks, Julie ... great use of the negative/positive space! Love the Christmas sprigs top and bottom of the chalkboard ... such yummy texture and dimension! Anita :)

  23. These are fab. Love the chalkboard and the red and whites. Hugz

  24. wow, amazing cards, I love chalkboard effect and cards with negative space.

  25. love the dimensional look of your projects - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  26. What a great collection of cards, and I particularly love the blackboard card - so classy!
    Thanks for sharing at HLS and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  27. These are all fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  28. Awesome card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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