26 Jan

Creative Stamping issue 53 goes on sale next week!

This month's issue of Creative Stamping goes on sale on 1st February, why not treat yourself to this brand-new issue where we've teamed up with Debbi Moore Designs to bring you your amazing free stamp set!

Issue 53 of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on 1st February and this issue we're bringing you the fabulous Hello Gorgeous stamp set, complete with designs from Debbi Moore herself. This stamp set is iseal for creating stunning designs for birthdays, Mother's Day and so much more!

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Our amazing Design Team has been hard at work bringing you inspiring projects using your free stamp set. Plus this issue you'll also see a selection of brand-new releases from your favourite stamping brands, including designs from Lili of the Valley, Hobby Art & Uniko Studio.

In this issue, Helen Griffin demonstrates how to use your free stamp set to create cute, clean and simple cards that are just perfect for teens – check out her feature on page 43 of the magazing. Helen loved the stamp set so much she even designed an extra card just for us!

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Birthday kisses

***30 mins plus drying time

Materials

free stamps

white A6 card blank

white & pink cardstock

pink, light pink, dark pink & black inkpads

circle nesting dies

Ranger Glossy Accents

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Trim 1½” off the right-hand edge of the card front. Use various shades of pink ink to stamp lips down the remaining card front as shown.

2 Stamp a set of lips onto white cardstock in the same shade as the second set down, fussy-cut and attach over the top using 3D foam pads.

3 Cut the ‘happy birthday’ stamp in half and use black ink to stamp onto a white die-cut circle. Layer onto a slightly larger pink circle.

4 Trim a ¾” strip of pink cardstock and attach down the cut edge of the card front. Cut an A6 piece of pink cardstock and adhere inside the card blank.

5 Attach the sentiment panel to the card front as shown then add a coat of Glossy Accents onto the pink border cardstock to finish. 

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Next up, we have some amazing makes for men from Uniko Studio designer Beverley Brown using their latest stamp ranges. Head to page 46 in the magazine to check out the rest of their feature, but while you’re here, feast your eyes on these extra designs that are out of this world! 

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Happy birthday

***25mins

Materials

Whisper White Stampin’ Up! cardstock

Uniko Studio Background Builders Seeing Stars stamp set

Uniko Studio Simply Said Blocks stamp set

Desert Night, Dusk & Lagoon Altenew inkpads

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Post-it notes

ink-blending foam

black fine-line pen

Blizzard White Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Drops

3D foam pads

ruler

How to create

1 Create a white 10.5x14cm card blank, cut a 9.5x13cm panel of white cardstock and use Post-it notes to mask a 2cm border around the edge.

2 Blend an gradient of colour starting from the bottom of the panel using Altenew ink and remove the mask.

3 Use a ruler and a fine-line pen to add a border as shown and stamp the stars and sentiment.

4 Mount the panel onto the card front using 3D foam pads and embellish with Glitter Drops to finish.

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Birthday star

***30mins

Materials

Pool Party & Whisper White Stampin’ Up! cardstock

Uniko Studio Background Builders Seeing Stars stamp set

Uniko Studio Simply Said Blocks stamp set

Desert Night Altenew inkpad

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Up! enamel stars

Sizzix Framelits Stars die set

manual die-cutting machine

3D foam pads

Post-it notes

MISTI stamping tool

How to create

1 Create a white 10.5x14cm card blank, cut a white 6x10.5cm panel and a 6.5x10.5cm border of blue cardstock.

2 Use a stamping tool to stamp and mask a row of stars across both panels, ensuring the design is in the same place.

3 Die-cut a star-shaped aperture into the white border and mount both pieced onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Stamp the sentiment onto the card front and embellish with enamel stars to finish.

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If you’ve already checked out your magazine you’ll have seen the monstrous makes for kids on page 58, using brand-new releases from Creative Stamps. Designer Sue Hastead was kind enough to create an extra card that we thought we’d share with you here…

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Happy birthday

***60mins

Materials

acetate

blue glitter card

kraft 11x14cm card blank

Desert Storm Kraft Crafter’s Companion cardstock

My Favorite Things 6x6” Graphic Grid paper pad

C.C. Designs A2 Circle Cut & Stitch die

My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Speech Bubbles &

Large Rectangle Frame die sets

manual die-cutting machine

Creative Stamps Monster Madness stamp & die set

Tinted Tsukineko Emboss inkpad

white Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder

Chunky White Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel

alcohol markers

Action Wobble Springs

Jet Black & Cobalt Ranger Archival Ink

3D foam pads

heat tool

How to create

1 Cover the card front with blue glitter card, die-cut the circle panel from kraft cardstock, sprinkle embossing enamel on top and heat-set.

2 Stamp the small sentiments onto acetate using Jet Black ink, affix them to the back of the circular apertures and mount it onto the card front.

3 Die-cut a large stitched frame from patterned paper and secure it to the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Stamp and heat-emboss the monster onto kraft cardstock, colour as shown, die-cut and adhere it to the card front using a Wobble Spring.

5 Cut a speech bubble from kraft cardstock, stamp the sentiment onto it and affix it to the top of the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.

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And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got one more for you lovely readers! Debbie Simpson’s On The Calendar feature on page 61 is definitely one of my favourites this issue and I can’t wait to recreate one of her cards to give to my lovely mum. If you’re stuck for inspiration this Mother’s Day, why not try this beautiful design?

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You are beautiful

***60 mins

Materials

free stamps

white 14.5cm-square tent-fold card blank

white & Aqua cardstock

NitWit Collections Romance & Roses paper pack

My Favorite Things All About You clear stamp set

My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 1 Dies & Die-namics Upsy-Daisy Dies

Lili of the Valley Family sentiment tags

My Favorite Things Mix-ables Petal Pattern Stencil

Pickled Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

Soft Teal Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist

masking tape

self-adhesive pearls

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Trim a 14cm-square piece of white cardstock, place the petal stencil over the top and secure using masking tape. Gently spritz the stencil using Soft Teal spray, leave to dry then adhere to the card front.

2 Die-cut a large stitched rectangle using a piece of floral paper from the Romance & Roses paper pack and layer onto a slightly larger piece of Aqua cardstock. Add this panel to the centre of the card front using 3D foam pads.

3 Die-cut the smallest rectangle from white cardstock and lightly mist using Soft Teal spray. Use Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxide to stamp the smaller female image and blend a little ink around the edges of the rectangle then layer onto Aqua cardstock leaving a narrow border.

4 Die-cut a scalloped border from Aqua cardstock and a strip of co-ordinating Romance & Roses paper. Layer together and adhere across the bottom of the stamped panel then use 3D foam pads to add the panel to the card front.

5 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock, trim and gently blend a little Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxide around the edges before adhering to the right-hand side of the image panel as shown.

6 Die-cut three layers of the Upsy-Daisy die from floral paper, tuck a couple of Aqua die-cut leaves behind and adhere to the left of the scalloped border.

7 Stamp the ‘mum’ sentiment tag and fussy cut then attach by tucking into the flower embellishment. Add pearls to the top-left of the image panel and one to the centre of the flower to finish.

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Don't forget that to recreate Mel Jess's 'fabulous friend' card you'll need a template which you can download from here, and to download your Debbi Moore Designs papers and toppers click here.

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Phew! That's all for issue 53, you can order your copy from www.moremags.com/cs53 when it goes on sale on Thursday 1st February, and feel free to send your letters and amazing stamping creations to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Don't forget to keep your eyes peels for issue 54 of Creative Stamping, on sale on the 1st March and complete with our Life's an Adventure stamp set featuring exclusive designs from Hot Off The Press!

Happy stamping!

Ria

Acting Editor

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