TAGplorations – All About Gratitude – November 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for the newest monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Gratitude”
with an optional twist of polka dots
Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using CUTplorations Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies.

 I also used the ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini and Coffee Cup Stencils and STAMPlorations “Something to be Thankful for.” (Giving Thanks instant 5% discount – ends 11/30 )

I’m excited to be part of this fun new challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations/CUTplorations/ARTplorations products:

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You are able to automatically receive any instant discounts in combination with the coupon code below.

Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything, HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20.

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TAGplorations – All About Fall – October 2017 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a mid-month reminder for the new monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Fall”
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

Important info:
1. Our TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using Tag O’Coffee.

 

I also used a Trendy Leaves Die to cut a leaf out of a (partially imperfect) gold embossed bit of stamping I had done for my previous tag for this challenge.

I recently had a birthday and so used some STAMPlorations gift certificates that I received to order the coordinating Trendy Leaves 2 stamp set. I am looking forward to using the stamps and dies together on some projects.

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I re-purposed a piece of the first attempt, flubbed up stamped image of  STAMPlorations’ Zen Coffee ATC #1 and ended up with a nice leaf for the in today’s post.

I’m excited to be part of this new challenge and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the STAMPplorationsaful PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations Products:

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20!!

TAGplorations – All About Fall – October 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a new monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Fall”
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

Important info:
1. Our TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using Manila Tag Nesting Dies.

I also used STAMPlorations’ Zen Coffee ATC #1.

Stamping, heat embossing and alcohol markers. A tag die, some twine and my project was finished.

I’m excited to be part of this new challenge and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations Products:

CUTplorations:

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STAMPlorations:

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

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Places I’m Sharing:

Grab our badge:

Country View Challenges October 2017 – Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.

Help yourself to our buddy button

Grab our blog badge

FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20!!

LOVE TAGplorations – Day 2 – February 9, Thursday

Hi! I’m here for the 2nd day of the LOVE TAGplorations event.  The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags or projects which include tags. You can play along too!  lovetagplorations

Here’s my very traditional Valentine’s Day tag:

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I made my tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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Then, I die cut 2 stencils using the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die and the Hugs Word Die. I sponged red ink through my homemade stencils.hugs-worddie

I love making my own stencils with CUTplorations word dies. Here’s a photo from a previous project.img_3600_edited-1

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

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Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA

upon checkout and

receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations.

img_7216_edited-2I used the lovely CUTplorations Clustered Hearts Die

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Check out the bottom of this post for the details of the 20% off coupon.

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I added some red and white twine. I decided that my tag needed to wear some

itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie scarlet polka-dot washi-ni,

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so I added a bit of that.

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I had a lot of fun making this tag and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it. Please make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you.

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FYI:

*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific

*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:

– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

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LOVE TAGplorations – Day 1 – February 8, Wednesday

Hi! I’m here for the first day of the LOVE TAGplorations event.  The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags. You can play along too!

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Here’s my tagged card.

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I started by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully inking up the stamp with a variety of colors, onto some white cardstock.

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Check out the bottom of this post for a 20% off coupon!

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I masked off the bird and branch with some removable sticky label. Next, I sponged yellow and light green ink through the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints.

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Then, I used the another ARTplorations stencil and added some tinted embossing paste with Retro Circles.

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I made a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I added pink embossing paste to the tag with the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

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After the tag dried, I sponged on some deep pink ink onto the card front and the tag, using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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img_7197_edited-1Then, I die cut the “XOXO” sentiment with the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die out of the tag and inlaid another white die cut into the tag.

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I rounded all of the corners of my mixed media bird panel, the yellow mat, and the card base.   Lastly, I assembled the panels to the card and attached the tag sentiment and a bit of turquoise twine. img_7141_edited-1

I had a lot of fun making this tagged card! Make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you.

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FYI:

*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific

*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:

– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

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