Paper Goods Feature #2 at STAMPlorations!

Hi everybody! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend and doing something fun! I’m a little late with this post but I’m thrilled to be showcasing three more projects created with the Paper Goods over at STAMPlorations! As is the norm when playing with STAMPlorations goodies, I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! These projects were shown on the STAMPlorations blog on August 23rd which was the day after I got home from the hospital after suffering a heart attack. I had what they call a widow-maker’s heart attack with 100% blockage in my left anterior descending. I spent four days in the hospital and came home with a ton of medications that I’ll be on for the rest of my life, along with lots of diet changes and an exercise regimen. I’ve lost ten pounds but I certainly don’t recommend having a heart attack to do it, lol! ;)

So the posts you’ve seen in my blog over the past two weeks were scheduled in way in advance, and this post is the first fresh post I’ve written since I’ve been home from the hospital. Now, for the fun stuff… for this STAMPlorations feature I have created three fun Christmas projects using the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, available in the Paper Goods section of the store. These ATC Backgrounds are so awesome and can be used to create not only artist trading cards, but tags and ornaments as you’ll see here shortly! My first project is a set of six ATCs, cards and coins, featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera with stamped sentiments from the Joy clear stamp set. All have heat embossing and/or glossy or shimmer overlay. These all have some nice shine going on!

I cut and punched the ATC bases from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and adhered them to the back of the individual card and coin panels trimmed and punched from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I stamped sentiments on each one from the Joy clear stamp set in black, brown, blue, silver and gold ink, and added clear embossing, Glossy Accents, Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, and Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker to embellish each one. I ran gold and silver paint pens around the edge of each ATC to finish them off. Here is a straight and hand-held angle shot of each one (pardon my thumb, lol):

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Joy clear stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes, Black Jack and Over Coffee ink; Delicata Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer ink; Versamark, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca Gold and Silver pens
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents


My second project is a set of four Christmas tags also featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I created two of these tags in the traditional colors of red and green, and the other two in non-traditional colors of teal and purple.

These have diagonal striped backgrounds created from strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock which I adhered to Stick It Adhesive Sheet and then to Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. The images were cut with a stitched rectangle die and layered on slightly larger rectangle die cuts from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I added foil washi tape, clip embellishments and enamel dots or jewel bling to each one to finish them off. I cut TO and FROM for the tag backs using the Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Red Foil and Purple Foil Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Brown and Black Enamel Dots, Eyelet Outlet Turquoise and Purple Jewel Bling, Stampin’ Up Hodge Podge Clips, Hemptique Bamboo Cord


And my final project for this feature is a six-sided Christmas ornament featuring images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera punched with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. I embellished each side with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops for some sparkly interest.

Ornaments are super easy to make. First, I created a beaded tail and loop for the top. I punched circles from six of the images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, scored them down the middle, and adhered each side to the next, trapping the beading wire and ribbon in the center, with a simple bow adhered at the bottom.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock,
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Coats & Clark gold metallic thread, assorted beads and beading wire, Really Reasonable Ribbon blue seam binding ribbon


I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the amazing paper goods, stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

4 thoughts on “Paper Goods Feature #2 at STAMPlorations!

  1. First of all, I’m so very sorry to hear about your health issue and hope that you’re feeling better friend! I absolutely LOVE your ATCs so much!! (Any time you’d like to trade with me, just send me a note and let me know as I’d love to!) Your post is FULL of lots of fun festive inspiration and you’ve totally rocked the STAMPlorations products!! Thanks for sharing!

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