Thursday, 21 September 2017


Hi there Crafty Friends
This is going to be a long posting so...
go grab a coffee or 2 or depending on the time of day
a glass or a bottle of wine.
There's much to show you.
Over at STAMPlorations we are continuing on with our
Typografia Stamp Sets and this time its......
get ready for it........ Christmas.
After all Christmas IS just down the road so as part of the
Blog Hop with other STAMPloration gals
 I created a 'few' cards from this collection
and I know you will love them like I do.
Sorry couldn't stop! But it gives me a nice little supply.
These are just perfect for cas and easy posting.
My cards were made with just 3 of the awesome bold sentiments
and I had so much fun with each of them.
I do love making non traditional coloured
Christmas cards so of course I squeezed one in.

Just look at all the fabulous sentiments!
They are in the Store now!
 Check them out HERE

Card 1
I just LOVE my Brusho's so that is exactly what I used here
for my first card. 
Inked the 'tis the Season  with black soot 
As our card stock is a different size here in Australia
I decided to leave it as is and attach some
very out of vogue Starform sticker on 2 sides
to finish it off.

Card 2
This is my non traditional coloured card
and decided on a bokeh effect for the background
inked up with Distress Oxide Inks
and heat embossed Merry Little Christmas
in white on vellum
Finished with a few gems.

Card 3
This was so easy peasy!
Simple red card stock backed with ARTplorations Plaid Maker
using Metallic Gilding Polish
Matted again and stenciled the tree
from ARTplorations Christmas Trees
with the same polish.
Joys of the Season sentiment is heat embossed in red on top.

Card 4
Lots of colour here.
This one is quite different - even the size!
I started by stamping the 'tis the Season onto white card stock
then cut out the CUTplorations Christmas Tree 1
with green card stock
 placing it identically in front of that, I inked
it again to show a touch of the white in the background.
This was cut once again from the
 CUTplorations Double Running Nesting Die
I found this fabulous colourful gelli plate pull
which had the green to match my tree so cut it
to use as a mat. For added interest
I cut a black frame from a SB die.
I needed to add colour around my tree so
inked up similar colours sponging with
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge
and finished with some sequins and tiny stars.

Card 5
Just adding this as a spare as I am not sure if I
really liked it.
The best part is the gorgeous
STAMPlorations Large Christmas Flower
I heat embossed the Joys of the Season which was cut from
Stitched Nesting Die
*** Now that you have finally read all of the above - 
 you will want to see what the
other STAMPloration Gals have made won't you?
Pop over to The Main Blog 
***  A few details for you - 
Commenting closes on Monday, September 25.

Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 
3 Typografia Christmas stamps. 
The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments
 left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 26.

STAMPloration Products used are - 



and the new

Christmas Collection.

# Bonus - There will be an instant
 5% discount on these new sets
But if you want an extra 20% and why wouldn't you?
Use my code STAMPGIRLINA. 

Thanks so much for taking time
(and it was quite a bit) to come by today.
 I really appreciate it. 


Golden Goddess Designs said...

the backgrounds are just fantastic! especially the circle one!


Mac Mable said...

Glass in hand and loved your post! In fact my favourite is number 5, although of course all are fabulous x You look like you had so much fun. Those new stamps are amazing and absolutely love how you've used them x

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow you have been busy!! Love the different looks you created on your cards - awesome work:)

Janis said...

I adore these new stamps! What wonderful cards you made. Hard to pick a fave...maybe #2 with the bokeh effects. Super-pretty!

I am a "background" person, so I love the idea of being able to use these stamps with my stack of backgrounds!! :) Thank you for sharing!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Craftychris said...

Wow! Amazing cards! xxx

Bunny Dobbie said...

Seriously your bokeh card is stunning! What a fabulous holiday card!

Cheryl Wright said...

Fabulous cards, Ina! I "need" these stamps, and by golly I'm going to get them. :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun cards. Love how you used so many different and exciting backgrounds with these sentiments. TFS

marcelle b said...

Oh my all gorgeous cards Ina!! I think I need some of these too!!!

Sue D said...

Great variety of cards. Love the one with the bokeh background.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors as well as fabulous stamps!

Maria :) said...

I love the bokeh card. Very nice. Lots of love and crafty hugs from your crafty niece

lostinpaper said...

these are all so wonderful Ina, my fave is the bokeh background (but I gotta say it was difficult to choose)!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so very beautiful but I must say my favorite one is number five. But you did awesome work on all of them. Thanks for sharing.

CraftyKazzaH said...

Ina, they are all fabulous and all so different! I think this could be a smart move on your part as you can pick the card that goes with the personality when sending them! I adore that bokeh effect card, the colours are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! SS, you have been one busy lady and to be this far ahead in creating Christmas cards, I salute you! Amazingly gorgeous, each and every one (even the one you weren't so sure you liked). I adore the non-traditional Christmas colors with the bokeh effect....but truly, each card has stunning design and composition. Well done, busy lady!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards! I love the bokeh background especially :)

Kathy Krug said...

Ina, I am loving these bold sentiments, and you have really made them the star on your cards. Love all the inspiration here, and a lot of these stamps would be good for the inside of the card too.

cghundley said...

Fabulous bunch
of cards and I
love the bokeh
effect for the
Carla from Utah

Linda said...

What a great array of cards Ina - LOVE the bokeh background card - so pretty and always nice to have some fun with non-traditional Chrissy colours.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! This is a great bundle of cards !! My preferred one would be the non-traditional colored one.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! Thanks for inspiration!!!

SHartl said...

Your non traditional colors and designs are just amazing and so fun!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love that we don't have to
be so structured with our
backgrounds. Look good
and are more fun.
thanks for sharing.

Grudniowe Handmade said...

Great cards! Wonderful backgrounds :))

Heather said...

Wow!!! You were busy!! These cards are all fabulous, but I LOVE that second one with the bokah technique! it is so gorgeous in those non-traditional colors!!

Karenladd said...

Ooh, I love the contemporary twist on these beautiful holiday cards. The backgrounds set off those sentiments perfectly.

Jean said...

Such lovely cards!

Tammy said...

OMGosh these are amazing Ina!! I love them all but I think my favorites are #1 & #4, so bright and colorful! Gorgeous collection of Christmas cards and awesome stamp sets!
Hugs, Tammy

Gail said...

Ina fabulous makes here crafty woman - love them all and looking forward to the Most wonderful time of the year =- other than Fall

sarascloset said...

Great designs, but I have to say #2 really jumps out at me! Love the background and all the sentiments look fabulous! I would have a hard time choosing three! Thank you for the inspiration and of course, the chance to win!

ionabunny said...

Oh, these are cool. I love the bokeh card. Fab colours for xmas. Hugz

Tina Z. said...

oo, great bokeh ...