Card making, Christmas, Stampendous Stamps

Stampendous July Blog Hop!

Each month I am creating a project with brand new Stampendous stamps to inspire you. You also have a chance to win them via the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists, the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous.

This month we are using the Pine Ornaments stamp designed by Fran Seiford and is a sweet trio of Christmas ornaments just waiting for you to embellish them. As we didn’t run a hop last month, Julie has kindly created a bumper giveaway this month to celebrate the launch of the new Stampendous catalogue.

In honour of the bumper prize, I’ve created three cards to inspire you –


The first features a touch of red fine glitter. I’ve stamped the image with a grey ink to give more of a contrast to the luscious red & gold ribbon and sparkle from the glitter.






















Next is a cute tag with the image embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder. I love how well this powder works on fine images like this one.


Lastly a card using soft pastels with pops of purple. I’ve also stamped this one with grey ink to give the design a subtle look.

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop! This month we say goodbye to Dot Leathbridge from Ink Art Designs as she takes on a new venture. This means we say hello and welcome to Tracy Moloney from Tracy’s Crafty Adventures.

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Tracy Moloney – Tracy’s Crafty Adventures

Contest details –

To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the July blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only (please tell us what state you live in) and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of the month. The prize will be cling Pine Ornaments & Pen Pattern Bird stamps, two Dreamweaver Die sets, two packs of adhesive rhinestones, two jars of speciality embossing powders and one jar of the brand new ‘Twinkle Glitter’.

Good luck!

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18 thoughts on “Stampendous July Blog Hop!”

  1. Great cards Robyn. I never think to ink with anything other than black, silver or gold. I will use clear Versamark if I’m embossing but just using a coloured ordinary flat ink is so great especially if you then add glitter highlights like you did on your first card. I love how your pastel card is made so much lighter by the use of grey ink. And isn’t this a great stamp to use just on it’s own like your tag? I usually don’t leave comments as I don’t want to clog up your comments when I know you like to get feedback from the public but I just can’t help myself. This is the best Christmas release of stamps (in my humble opinion) since I became the Australian distributor and this is just one stamp that has become a favourite.

  2. Thanks so much Julie! I always love your thoughtful comments on our cards. I would usually use clear ink & white powder over craft card but decided the image would work with the deep teal and was so happy with how it turned out. Stamping in grey is a trick from when I did lots of Copic colouring and brings such a different look.
    I agree, this Christmas release is fabulous!

  3. Gotta love Christmas In July. I enjoy seeing the new festive releases and the designs that follow. I love the embossing you have done here Robyn. Cheers…Lauren QLD

  4. BEAUTIFUL cards and tag Robyn!
    LOVE the variety of designs and colours you have created with this fabulous stamp!
    I’m thrilled to be joining you on the team at The Stencil Specialist 🙂
    PS – I think your tag is my favourite, the colours, textures and pretty border work perfectly together!

  5. Nice job Robyn and I’m feeling a little guilty as you all made beautiful samples and I did just one! Boo hoo. It’s great to see so many different ways to play with this stamp and I love what you do. 🙂

  6. Thanks Donna! Doesn’t matter how many samples we did, yours is fabulous and we are all so different. Good to play with wonderful stamps!

  7. Thanks Crece! I enjoy trying to see how many options a new stamp has so it is good to be able to share them.

  8. Thanks hun, we are pleased that you have joined us as well! The tag is my fav as well;)

  9. Hey Robyn, I’m from Victoria and I’m just checking out what’s new in the stamp world. I believe your tag is my favourite of the three July samples you’ve done. I agree that the white embossing powder certainly picks out all the detail of the stamp you’ve used. Great tag!

  10. Thanks so much Sue, I’m glad you like it! The detail on the stamp is so intricate and the fine Stampendous powder is fabulous for making the best of it. There is so much new stuff to love in stamping and paper craft at the moment;)

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