Friday, October 23, 2020

Day 5 STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Celebration

November 28, 2020
I have mailed this card to my dear friend,  Susan...who is celebrating her 70th birthday today.   Our friend Loll is having a Birthday Hop for Susan if you would like to join in sending Susan special birthday wishes.

Wishing you a very special day and a gift that keeps on giving!

Love and Hugs,  Nancy


Day 5,  the Last Day to Celebrate STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday!

Be sure and check out all the Creative and Inspiring Projects by our
very talented Stamp Girls using New and Old Products!

Monika Skinner Designs New Rectangle Flexi-Template.
Sanna Lippert Designs New "Winter Flowers Stencil".
Clear Stickers "Birthday Word Art".

Happy belated 7th Birthday to Shery and David Russ and their wonderful family owned STAMPlorations craft company:-)

It has been exciting to see how Shery has used her amazing Artistic and Administrative talents to create new products over the years.  
I love how Shery always keeps up with the trends.

 Shery has very talented and sweet STAMPgirls on her Design Team and Guest
Designers.  I was so thrilled when Shery asked me to join her CAS Challenge 
Team 2 years ago.  

A year ago I switched to the Stencil Challenge Design Team because Shery has the
most amazing selection of Stencils designed by Shery,  Sanna and Helen.

Also Shery has encouraged and mentored Becca, Dee and Shirley during their
stamp designing adventure.  Just recently Monika joined the designers with her
Flexi-Template designs.  

The STAMPgirls have had a great time making a project a day using New and Old
STAMPloration products by Shery and her designers for your inspiration.
We would love to have you play along.


I am sharing my steps with photos of my background and 
STAMPlorations products I used.

Step 1 & 2
Used 3M masking tape to secure Monika's Rectangle Flexi-Template.  
Then blended Distress Oxide inks
using makeup brushes and Stencil Pal to make a geometric background.

Step 3
Placed  Sanna's Winter Flowers Stencil over background and secured with tape.  
Used a blue Distress Oxide ink,  so my background would not turn to mud.
  Then used a makeup brush to blend the ink thru the stencil and
 around the edge for a frame. 

Step 4
Removed stencil,  masking tape and Rectangle Flexi-Template.

Step 5
Added the "Birthday Word Art" Clear Sticker and Done!
I loved how the background colors showed thru the sticker.

I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired by all the STAMPgirls creative
projects for 5 wonderful days organized by our amazing Shery!!!

Thank you Shery for working so hard along with David to make your wonderful 
STAMPlorations online store a creative success:-)

Love and Hugs....

STAMPlorations Products Used

New Monika Skinner Designs Rectangle Flexi-Template

Sanna Lippert Designs Winter Flowers Stencil

Clear Stickers Birthday Word Art



- one (1) winner of $50 gift code randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations stash link-up found here
- three (3) winners of $10 gift code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- two (2) winners of $20 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party
- one (1) winner of $40 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party

Commenting and linking up to the birthday linky party close on November 8
Linking up to the STAMPlorations stash $50 gift code giveaway closes on October 31.

Sales and Promotions:

All products in the store,  including products you received are 10% off instantly throughout October.

If you use my STAMPGIRLNANCY 20% off Design Team Code when you order,  
your order will include this not-yet-released, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil):


  1. This card is so special, that background s amazing, I still haven't tried it and I must soon if this is the result you can get. Thank you so much for all your recent inspiration. Such an amazing collection of cards xx

  2. This is amazing, Nancy. I love the steps to make this card and it was so easy and turned out so great. Terrific products and stencils. That sticker is the bomb!

  3. Nancy what a fun technique, your background is glowing. Love the card :)

  4. What a stunner Nancy! I love the way you created the background (and thanks for your clear instructions) and topped it with that bold greeting. Vicky x

  5. Love that geometric background with the tonal stenciling on top! And the sentiment is awesome! An altogether wonderful birthday card, my friend!

  6. That is pretty cool. I have never seen that technique before...

  7. I love that sentiment and stencil!

  8. So cool how you created the geometric background. The colours are lovely. Beautiful blending to avoid getting muddy colours.

  9. The combination of geometric and floral stencils is a great idea, thanks.

  10. LOVE this card Nancy! The colourful geometric stenciling with blue flower stenciling on top looks AMAZING! LOVE how it turned out. Congrats to Shery on this 7th birthday! xx

  11. Looks like several of us used that stencil on our 5th day cards, and they're all different and unique! I love the colors you used and the beautiful card you created!

  12. You make me feel like I could make this card too! Really pretty design.

  13. Gosh, it's pretty, Nancy! You could have stopped at step one and I would have loved it, but the finished product is fantastic!

  14. Great colours and fabulous blending with the pretty stencil Nancy x. Great technique on the background too x.

  15. This is really lovely with the pretty colors & stencil work.

  16. so pretty mf....thanks for showing your process, it added such interest.
    hope all is well
    sending many hugs, Karen

  17. Fabulous!! Love the stenciling and against the white background this really pops! Loving the sentiment too!

  18. Another stunning card, Nancy! I love how you combined the geometric background with the soft flowers, it's a great combination and works so well. hugs Monika xxx

  19. Wow, it's been already two years since you joined the Design Team! Time goes by so quickly. It must have been a a fun and fulfilling crafty journey with Sherry and her team.
    The geometric-patterned background makes this card so special and gorgeous! The bold sentiment sticker is fun, and it stands out even with the colorful background.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful birthday card and the step-by-step photo tutorial, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

  20. This is so pretty. Love the colors.

  21. Susan will love this card! Thanks for sharing Nancy! xx

  22. What an awesome geometric background for your stenciled panel, Nancy! Love these beautiful colors! I know Susan will be thrilled with this!

  23. Thank you so much, Nancy, for taking part in Loll's link up for my birthday! I love the card (it's even better in real life!). Beautiful colours and a great technique! And thank you for including some Clear Sticker sentiments - I'll certainly enjoy using them!

    1. I am so pleased you liked your birthday card and the clear stickers, Susan. I thought especially all the Christmas stickers would make your Christmas cards for your favorite charity easier, Love and Hugs..Nancy


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