Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping issue 40 hits the shelves soon!

15th February 2017


Creative Stamping issue 40 hits the shelves soon!

Creative Stamping 40 hits the shelves on Thursday 23rd February and we’re so excited to share the stunning free stamps with you we just couldn’t wait until then…

This stunning Handmade with Love stamp set is particularly ideal for all-occasion makes for both men and women and our very talented Design Team create a stunning selection of cards that are bound to inspire you.


The stunning focal stamps are guaranteed to create a range of makes for the special people in your life. The embroidery hoop, knitted squares, and dress mannequin, along with the tool box and tool belt are favourites of ours!

As usual, we had so many amazing cards that we just couldn’t squeeze them all into the magazine. So we’ve got a selection of bonus makes to get your buzzing with ideas ready for when the magazine hits the shelves on Thursday 23rd February.

First up, we’ve got a feminine bonus card from Christine Smith using the mannequin stamp from her one ‘Take on stamp’ feature inside the magazine. We love the handmade style of this card, and even better, swap the Grandmother sentiment and you’ve got the perfect make for any fashion-made woman in your life.



Handmade with love


Handmade With Love stamps free with issue 40 of Creative Stamping

white 17.5×12.5cm card blank

white cardstock

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Sun Sugar & Picked Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink

Ranger Tim Holtz mini ink-blending tool

Sweet Plum & Grape Jelly Memento inkpad

Passion Flower & Bubble Gum Hero Arts inkpad

Salmon Pink, Amethyst & Rose Pink Letraset ProMarkers

Bubblegum Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops

3D foam pads

Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue

Papermania Capsule Spots & Stripes Pastels assorted ribbon

black fine-liner pen

Dovecraft metal-edged & piercing ruler

pokey tool

manual die-cutting machine

Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Double Stitch Ovals die set



1 Cut a 17x12cm piece of cardstock, then use a stitched oval die in the centre. After die-cutting, use a piercing ruler to add holes around the edges of the landscape panel.

2 Use the two pin stamps to create a complete border around the panel. Stamp the mannequin and other elements onto cardstock, then add background stamping to the panel using the mannequin stamp.

3 Double-up metallic thread and stitch it through all the holes to create a continuous metallic border.

4 Use Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to ink-blend the die-cut oval. Then add some tone-on-tone background stamping using Bubble Gum ink. Build the pattern by using first- and second-generation stamping, and multiple stamps.

5 Colour and cut out the mannequin nad balls of wool. Then use two colours of ribbon along the bottom of the card to create a ribbon border.

6 Recess the oval back into the frame using 3D foam pads to give extra dimension, then add other stamped elements as desired.

7 Add a scattering of embellishments diagonally across the card for the finishing touch.


As much as we love demonstrating amazing ideas using our free gift stamps, we also love bringing you the best and newest releases from some of the top stamping brands. So with this in mind next up, we’ve got a bonus card from the Hobby Art feature where we showcased a selection of their newest Sweet Pea stamp release.


Sweet pea


kraft 12cm-square card blank

patterned paper

white & teal cardstock

Hobby Art Sweet Peas stamp set

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers

Smokey Grey VersaFine inkpad

manual die-cutting machine

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One die set



1 Matt the card blank with teal cardstock and patterned paper layers, leaving narrow borders.

2 Stamp the peas onto white cardstock and onto patterned paper. Cut and paper-piece the peapods onto the focal panel and colour as shown.

3 Die-cut the white panel into a label, stamp the sentiment across the bottom and ink the edges.

4 Matt the label onto a larger teal die-cut label and secure it to the centre of the card front to finish.


Sharon Curtis was on hand to create a selection of clean and simple projects using the free stamps over on page 56 of the magazine, and we couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little gift idea with you.


Jar of twine


Handmade With Love stamp set free with issue 40 of Creative Stamping

glass jar


blue cardstock

Rich Cocoa Memento inkpad

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

clear Wink of Stella brush pen



1 Cut a 2”-wide strip of blue cardstock and stamp the ‘Man-Made’ label in the centre using Memento Rich Cocoa inkpad.

2 Next, use the Onyx Black ink to stamp the other small mages in a random fashion over the whole piece of card.

3 Attach this to the jar using strong double-sided tape and finish with the Wink of Stella pen on all the button images.


That’s all for this issue folks, so don’t forget to go online at to order your copy as soon as it’s available on Thursday 23rd February – we’re convinced you won’t be disappointed and we cannot wait to see your makes using this gorgeous selection of stamps. As the brand-new Editor, I’m so excited to see what you can come up with, we’re sure you’ll have a plethora of stunning ideas!

Happy stamping!

Becky x


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